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Woodend-Sefton Community Board's priorities for 2022

A Busy Year Ahead for Woodend-Sefton Community Board

The board want to take this opportunity to share what their priorities will be for 2022 and what the community can expect to see happening in the area.

Road Safety In partnership with the Council, we will continue to advocate strongly to the Government for the Woodend Bypass to be funded. Shona Powell, Board Chair says, “Residents have clearly told us that road safety is a top priority and this is a continued focus for the Board. As residential and business development grows the need for these issues to be addressed is more and more pressing.” This applies to the much needed safety improvements from Waka Kotahi on SH1 through Woodend and a safe and easy pedestrian and cycle crossing between Pegasus and the Ravenswood commercial area.

Community and Recreation Facilities Our focus on community and recreation in the area covers a number of projects and the Board are excited to be working with Council staff to advance some of these in the coming year. These include:

  • Working with the community on the redevelopment of the Woodend Beach playground and new toilets. This will benefit residents and visitors alike.

  • Working hand in hand with the Waikuku Beach community to develop a plan for recreation activities. This will help the community identify the kinds of activities they want to see, how they could work together and provide a framework going forward.

  • Like the wider community, the Board are very interested in the trial in Pegasus Lake which starts this winter. This is led by the developer, as the owner, and is the first step in trying to mitigate the recurring toxic algae bloom in the lake.

  • The Board have an exciting opportunity of working alongside our young people to determine what youth facilities should be provided in the Pegasus/Ravenswood area.

Business and Development The Board recognises the growth in both in the residential and business across the ward and will be working with businesses, the community and other stakeholders to help develop a strategy for the Woodend Pegasus area. This will assist in planning for the future and provide a blueprint going forward.

You can find out more about the work of Woodend-Sefton Community Board here. The next Board meeting will be on Monday 11 April at 6pm by Zoom.

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