Encouraging active recreation and development important

Chairwoman Sarah Nitis says the board is keen to increase its profile throughout the Mosgiel...
Chairwoman Sarah Nitis says the board is keen to increase its profile throughout the Mosgiel Taieri area. Photo: Gregor Richardson

Murals, community engagement, encouraging active recreation, and pursuing economic development opportunities are on the agenda for the Mosgiel Taieri Community Board this year.

Chairwoman Sarah Nitis said a mural at Pocket Park would be painted next month while planning continued on three other murals proposed for other parts of the Mosgiel business district.

That work was being conducted along with the Mosgiel Business Association.

The board was also keen to increase its profile throughout the Mosgiel Taieri area, Mrs Nitis said.

"I think our profile needs to be increased across the board.''

Some in the community remained unaware of the role of the board, she said.

Board members were going to try to take themselves out to the community in a variety of ways, she said.

This included a presence at major events such as the upcoming "Party in the Park'' as well as online communication.

The board will also encourage the Dunedin City Council to help develop recreational spots such as urban walkways and cycleways.

This included the Wingatui to Caversham trail. The board would work alongside the Dunedin Tunnels Train Trust to improve the trail.

Supporting the ongoing project for a new Taieri aquatic facility was another way in which the board sought to promote recreational activity.

There was an opening for business to occupy retail spaces in the Mosgiel centre so the board was trying to ensure that opportunity was taken up.

JOSHUA.RIDDIFORD @thestar.co.nz

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