An 18-hole disc golf course will quickly be established on the Temuka Area, however former Temuka ward councillor Pat Mulvey has raised issues in regards to the neighborhood board’s session course of. (File picture)
A former Temuka ward councillor has accused the city’s neighborhood board of a “lack of transparency” over plans for an 18-hole disc golf course by the area.
In a letter to the Temuka Group Board, Pat Mulvey described the board members’ determination to not seek the advice of different park customers in regards to the course till the late levels of planning as a “suck it and see methodology” which was “fraught with hazard”.
“The neighborhood board has an obligation to seek the advice of with the general public and stakeholders of the neighborhood on initiatives which considerably have an effect on neighborhood property, and lots of the current points may have been prevented if you happen to had chosen to take action at an early stage,” Mulvey wrote.
“My sole goal is to make sure that our lovely and multifunctional Area could be loved by as many people and organisations as doable with out undue battle.”
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The board was set to debate how a lot funding they might contribute to the South Canterbury Disc Golf Membership’s upcoming course at a gathering in August.
However they determined to delay after receiving a letter from a website tenant asking to be consulted, additionally realising the proposed course conflicted with long-term plans for the realm.
Mulvey instructed Stuff he hoped his letter would give board members a “shake up” and “convey them again to actuality”.
“There’s been an absence of transparency with the area people,” he stated.
“It obtained to that stage the place they [the disc golf club] have been going to the neighborhood board for funding, and a neighborhood that actually loves their Area did not know something about it.
“I believe the end result now would fulfill most individuals, but when that they had consulted the neighborhood at an earlier stage, they wouldn’t now be at model 4 or 5.”
Temuka Group Board chairman Paddy O’Reilly confirmed the board famous Mulvey’s letter at a gathering on October 5, and had taken his criticism on board.
“We are inclined to agree with him. We most likely went too quickly,” O’Reilly stated.
“We had all intentions of consulting, nevertheless it’s a small city and folks heard about it earlier than we obtained an opportunity to seek the advice of.”
O’Reilly stated he was “happy” the broader neighborhood did make their opinions recognized.
“We have addressed it, and now we are able to transfer ahead with a fairly thrilling enterprise.”
The board had authorised a disc golf course structure and would contribute $3000 to the hampers, whereas the Temuka Tasks Belief can be contributing $4000.