The Naseby Community Plan was last updated in 2010 and work will begin this year to revise the plan and set new goals for the years ahead.

If you would like to read the 2010 Naseby Community Plan please click on the link.

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What is important to the Community?

In its recently revised Community Plan Naseby Vision Incorporated has identified the following priorities for recommendations from which projects will be developed:

High priority recommendations

  • Hold a Community Meeting each year, with representation from Naseby Vision, Central Otago District Council, Maniototo Community Board, Department of Conservation, Earnslaw One and Historic Places Trust, to discuss community ideals and work being undertaken in the area.
  • To continue to advocate, provide direction and support on behalf of Naseby residents and holiday-home owners.
  • Council continue to provide the existing building for the General store and upgrade the building.
  • Lobby for better cellphone coverage for the area.
  • Naseby Vision and Council identify potential recreation opportunities.
  • Naseby Vision and Council hold discussions with the forest owners over access to current and future recreation opportunities.
  • Regular review of the fire evacuation plan by representatives of the Fire Service, Rural Fire, Forest owner and community with clear communication back to residents and holiday makers of expectations during a fire.
  • Development of a project to ensure historic buildings, sites and remnants are recognized, preserved and provide interpretation of the heritage aspects of the area.
  • Assess is there available land, appropriate zoning combined with appropriate methods to influence designs for future accommodation.
  • Create distinctive signage which explains the heritage and stories of the area.
  • Develop rules and guidelines for future sub-division and building construction in the Naseby area which acknowledge and support the intent of the Naseby Vision Plan.
  • Develop a programme for footpath renewal (including new footpath from the town to the new curling rink), curb and channel replacement, stormwater disposal and street lighting that is in keeping with the historic nature of the town.
  • Develop a strategy for the future of the water supply. Look at the impact this has on the future of the town.

Medium priority recommendations

  • Encourage permanent residents to reside in the town and thus retain local services.
  • Create a database of volunteers and their skills which can be called upon for community projects.
  • Development of a heritage trail linking into the district or regional touring routes. This trail would be based on national standards for heritage trails/touring routes.
  • Assess and identify options for developing and maintaining local walkways in the area.
  • Establish local walkways with appropriate signage and interpretation.
  • Explore the concept of a signature event for the area.
  • Identify the market that Naseby wishes to attract and any limitations that might be necessary to preserve the intent of the Naseby Vision plan. From this information develop a marketing strategy for the area.
  • Assess the speed limit through the town with a possible view to extending the reduced speed zones.

Low priority recommendations

  • Inform current and potential accommodation providers about visitor trends, and the quality of service appropriate to meeting those needs.
  • Assess the need and impact of sealing Ridge and Channel Roads.