Meeting to be held on Gordonton’s future

Gordonton Hall

A meeting will be held in the hall next week (Thursday 5 May) to discuss a Gordonton Local Area Blueprint.

Gordonton District Committee chairperson Michael Grayson encourages people to attend the meeting, which is organised by Waikato District Council and begins at 6pm.

Themes for discussion include Gordonton’s identity and culture, social and community facilities, growth and land use, transport, infrastructure and nature and open spaces.

“We will have representatives from our committee, but the Local Area Blueprint is really about community engagement so it would be great for as many people to attend as possible.  If you can make it, please do.”

In his submission on the Blueprint, Mr Grayson identified a number of issues.  These include road safety, maintaining the hall, enhancing Hukanui Park, and buildings, parking and maintenance of the Gordonton cemetery, as well as economic opportunities such as a cycleway or walkway from Rototuna to Woodlands, via Gordonton.

He said volunteers have given their time, skills and energy to help make the community better for all.

“If we as a community want to achieve the aspirations recorded in our Draft Strategic Plan, we need to add to our existing volunteer base and coordinate this to get good results. I therefore ask people put the word out that we need help and are looking for support.

“A starting point would be showing up and contributing to the meeting on the Gordonton Local Area Blueprint next week. The next step will be coming along to our next Gordonton District Committee meetings.

“If you are wondering what you – or your neighbour – can do, take a look over the Draft Strategic Plan and let me know what you would like to be involved in.”

The date of the next Gordonton District Committee will be advised soon.

“It has been a while since our last meeting, but now that the Covid peak appears to be easing it is appropriate for us to meet again with standard precautions.  We look forward to seeing you at the meeting.”

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