Saddle Hill Community Board chairman Scott Weatherall feels ''confident'' work on Brighton Domain will be able to begin soon. Photo by Shawn McAvinue.
Saddle Hill Community Board chairman Scott Weatherall is
confident development of the Brighton Domain will be able to
go ahead soon.
Issues with the drainage of the domain, beautification of the
surrounding area and the facilities offered at the domain
remained, but he met the Dunedin City Council last month and
now felt ''lots more confident'' work would be carried out to
improve the recreation area.
''We believe we have set some wheels in motion,'' Mr
Weatherall said, when contacted by Taieri Times last week.
''They [DCC] are now in a position to be able to work with
Council parks manager Lisa Wheeler said there was ''no fixed
plan yet'' on when work would be carried out or the nature of
the work, but the council hoped to have some planning done in
consultation with the community board ''within this calendar
''What we have said to them is we have got some budget we can
assign to this,'' she said.
The council would assign funding based on the priorities of
''There will be a couple of big works, like trying to seal
the driveway, that we will have to put in the annual plan,''
Ms Wheeler said.
''But there will be capacity within their budget to put
contributions towards those.''
Mr Weatherall said the community board had ''some ideas''
about what work would be prioritised, but it wanted the input
of the wider community.
Improvements to the drainage of the domain, sealing the
driveway and adding a softball diamond were some of the the
community board's priorities.
''We are going to call a community meeting,'' he said.
''We will be asking them to give some thoughts. Nothing is
going to happen without another round of consultation.''
In the ''long-term'' the community board would like to
install a permanent cricket pitch, he said.
While the details of work was being established, he asked the
community to help keep the domain as presentable as possible.
''We encourage the community to own the Brighton Domain,'' Mr
''If they see some rubbish, pick it up and put it in the