Murray Tce site approved for clock

A proposal for a clock in Cromwell has been ticked off by the Cromwell Community Board despite planning consultants on the Cromwell Masterplan proposing the area was unsuitable.

Plans for a 6m-high stand-alone clock "gifted" by the local Rotary Club on Murray Tce was approved at this week's board meeting in Cromwell.

Both the council and the club engaged planning consultants who had been assisting the council in the development of the Cromwell Masterplan Spatial Framework to assess the suitability of the three proposed sites in Murray Tce for the clock.

NM Associates said in its report, which was tabled at Tuesday's board meeting, the clock was not considered appropriately placed within the suggested Murray Tce locations or elsewhere within the Gateway Precinct, and an "urban setting" was more suitable.

Further advice on a viable electricity supply had also been sought. A report by council parks officer Marie Gordon said a private power source and meter box in the garden between the Big Fruit Reserve and pedestrian access way had been identified.

The board approved the third location, near the meter box, as a site for the clock.

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