Driscoll Park, Manakau

Report of the Driscoll Park Extension Saturday 13th September 2014

A very small turn-out for the first community consultation meeting of the Driscoll Park Extension, however there was a very positive outcome by who did attend.

This is a Community project which will be completed as funds become available through membership and fundraising events. Please feel free to contact a member of the Driscoll Park extension steering group with your ideas on how you visualise the park or fundraising ideas.

A Driscoll Park extension steering group has been formed to help manage this project:
Jim Edwards jim@edwards-nz.com 362 6301 021 631 447
John Hailwood johnhailwood@actrix.co.nz 36206723 027 446 7506
Judy Webby judy@askjudy.co.nz 362 6745 027 271 7192
Sarah Hodge horrobinandhodge@xtra.co.nz 362 6806 027 4467 868
Matt Fogden mattfogden@vodafone.co.nz 3626599 021 334 729

Background: The Horowhenua District Council has secured a lease of the railway land alongside Honi Taipua Street which was formerly occupied by Ravensdown. This land is to be developed as an extension to Driscoll Park by and on behalf of the Manakau community.

The terms of reference can be found on the Manakau District Community Association website; www.manakau.co.nz .

Project Plan
The first move will be to remove the corrugated iron fence and majority of trees on park frontage along Honi Taipua Street leaving the cabbage trees. This will then give a clean canvas to work from.
The HDC plan on-going maintenance of grass and control of weeds

Relocation of the flagpoles to a site (yet to be agreed) near the Cenotaph before ANZAC Day
Development of a fence line along the railway side of the park extension
Development of a park plan
Community consultation on the park plan
Site preparation

Further site development and planting
Progress dependent on available funding

If you are not currently a member of the MDCA (annual sub $15.00 per household) but would like to join, please contact John Hailwood or Pam Edwards or download membership form http://www.manakau.co.nz/userfiles/media/MDCA_subscription_form_2014.pdf

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