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Projects

District wide

Revitalising our town centres

Revitalising our town centres

This project, known as Pride of Place, is well under way in Matamata, and will kick off in Morrinsville shortly, followed by Te Aroha in early 2023.

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Changes to kerbside collections

Kerbside changes

We're planning an improved kerbside collection service from when the current contract ends in 2023. We expect to award a contract for this in August 2022.

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Resource recovery centres

We're still planning to create resource recovery centres in Matamata (in 2023/24) and Morrinsville (in 2024/25). Planning for these is currently underway and will continue this year.

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Walking & cycling connections

Walking & cycling connections

We committed to a 'slow but steady' approach to improving walking and cycling connections across the district, and plan to continue acquiring land to support this.

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Matamata

Swim Zone Matamata roof

Swim Zone Matamata roof

Last year we removed the roof and structure from Swim Zone Matamata's indoor pool after finding out it was earthquake prone. We're now working with a user group to find a temporary roof solution.

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Matamata pedestrian connectivity

Matamata pedestrian connectivity

There is $250,000 in this year's budget to improve walking and cycling connectivity within Matamata

Morrinsville

Morrinsville Water

Morrinsville water

We have a new bore in place and draft resource consent to treat and supply additional water for Morrinsville. Design of the Water Treatment Plant is under way, with construction planned for 2022/23.

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Morrinsville Rec Master Plan

Morrinsville Rec Master Plan

We've been working with the Morrinsville community on a Master Plan for the Recreations Grounds. We've got $250k in this year's budget to start implementing the plan.

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Thomas Park Playground

Thomas Park Playground

The Thomas Park Playground is due for renewal. We've been consulting on designs and aim to get a new park installed this year

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Te Aroha

Te Aroha Domain Projects

Te Aroha Domain Projects

We committed to building an $18.9 million spa in Te Aroha if the review of the business case stacks up. Design concepts are underway, with Councillors expected to make a final decision on whether or not to proceed at the end of this year.

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Te Aroha Boat Ramp

Te Aroha Boat Ramp

The area known as the Boat Ramp in Te Aroha needs an upgrade to keep up with demand, so we're planning to deliver this upgrade in 2022/23.

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Te Aroha Industrial development

Te Aroha Industrial development

Council recently purchased a property at 25 Waihou Rd, Te Aroha and is investigating rezoning and developing this land for light industrial use.

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We're also still working on...

There are also a number of projects that have ground work under way or are dependant on third parties (e.g. partners or funding). These projects haven't fallen off our radar, and may also get under way during 2022/23 if funding or 'people on the ground' help drive them forward. These include:

  • The Te Aroha Bike Skills Park - in partnership with Te Aroha Mountain Bike Club
  • Matamata Indoor Stadium - Council has committed $2 million of funding towards this stadium, with Matamata Futures fundraising for the balance. 
  • Improvements to dog parks - last year we made bylaw changes to designate land for dog parks in Matamata and Te Aroha. We are keen to work with community groups on improvements at these sites (e.g. fencing, seats etc)