Mosgiel is in line for a new playground, if people
The Dunedin City Council has $38,000 available, set aside
from development contributions from West Mosgiel
subdivisions, to use on a community project on a small site
on Wingatui Rd, near the Silver Stream.
Development contributions are levies paid to the council when
large building developments require council infrastructure,
such as roading and water and sewerage or public toilets,
playgrounds or community halls.
Council parks manager Lisa Wheeler said the small area of
reserve land had been set aside for a playground, but if the
community wanted it used for something else, that was fine,
Residents of the area would be consulted about what they
wanted and, if it was a playground, what they would like in
it, she said.
The consultation was likely to take the form of a public
meeting, which would be held later this year, but she was
happy to receive any ideas in the meantime, or receive them
via the Mosgiel-Taieri Community Board.
Board member Sarah Nitis encouraged people to have their say.
''This is a great opportunity to take Mosgiel money and put
it towards a Mosgiel project, so let's get what we want.''
Mosgiel resident Justine Ralston, who was walking her dogs at
the site when the Taieri Times visited there last
week, said she did not oppose the proposal for a new
playground but questioned the location.
''It does seem a wee bit far out from the housing to put a
park, to be honest,'' she said.
Mrs Ralston, her husband Jason and their two teenage children
moved in April from East Taieri to a house they built in
Roblyn Pl in the Glen Rothes Estate subdivision.
''A lot of people use that area to walk their dogs in that
loop,'' she said.
''I don't know how well that would mingle with young kids.
''Also, the traffic is quite quick up Wingatui Rd.''
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