31 March 2016

Views sought on new Draft Naseby Community Plan

The community is being asked for comments and feedback on the draft 2016 Naseby Community Plan. 

The draft Community Plan sets out what is important to the community and provides direction for projects that they would like to achieve in the next two to five years.   

The draft 2016 Naseby Community Plan is the third edition for the Naseby community.  Action points from the first two plans, developed in 2006 and 2010, have been addressed and the community identified a need for a new plan with a fresh set of goals and initiatives that resonate with the community in this current environment.

Community development group Naseby Vision will steer the development of this third edition Naseby Community Plan. 

“The surveys and workshop provided a range of interesting topics and ideas that have been incorporated into this draft plan,” said Naseby Vision spokesperson John Crawford. 

“We now want to make sure that everyone in the community has the opportunity to review the draft plan to make sure that we have interpreted our community’s views correctly, and we welcome provide feedback on the draft plan before it’s finalised.”

Click here to view the draft plan link to the draft plan online

Some of the recommendations within the 2016 plan include:

  • Publicise the recent improvement of Naseby’s cell phone and broadband services to help attract new businesses to Naseby and enable existing businesses to capitalize on the improved services;
  • Review current online content about Naseby and collaborate with online and social media providers to achieve a higher profile for Naseby’s attractions;
  • Explore opportunities for greater coordination of the marketing Naseby as a tourism destination;
  • Encourage local businesses to support each other to achieve growth by promoting a shared local identity and encourage new settlers to establish new businesses.
  • Work with the community to develop a local solution to the disposal of green waste;
  • Meet with all landowners (e.g. DOC, CODC, LINZ, and private property owners) to discuss clearing scrub around the town to reduce possible fire risk;
  • Meet with landowners to discuss the feasibility of utilising and promoting the Hogburn sluicings that are visible as an attraction for visitors to Naseby.

Copies of the draft plan are available in the Naseby General Store, The Royal Hotel, The Ancient Briton Hotel, the Maniototo Historic Museum and the Ranfurly i-SITE.  It is also available online on the Council website, www.codc.govt.nz, and the Central Otago NZ website, www.centralotagonz.com and www.nasebyvision.org.nz/.

 Public feedback will be received until Monday, 16 May 2016.