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Spend for Kuaotunu

 |  Marguerite Muellers  | 

There has been $280,000 allocated for the Kuaotunu public toilet block in the TCDC’s Long term Plan. This is scheduled for the 27/28 year and can be considered for more detail at a future date.

Whilst I am very happy for the council to improve the public services available for travellers and local events; I am certain we didn’t want a new toilet block but wanted the three toilet bowls replaced. The toilet structure is in good condition. We have also had a lot of input in recent history into the mural on the side of toilet block. It looks good and is not ready for redoing.

Three compost toilets would also be very fine. The iron content in the water has caused the bowls to be stained brown and that could be addressed with new bowls. or a different sytem more environmentally friendly They are not fit for the public in that condition. But I reassert the structure is good.

We need a good portion of these allocated funds to be redirected and spent on a  footpath for the children.

I would prefer to help paint the existing toilet block for free and I am sure local trades people would help put the toilet bowls in place for a fair price. Then, there would be a lot of money left over from what has been allocated to Kuaotunu and then finally, we could spend the remaining $200,000 (approximate) on a footpath which is essential for the children to be safe to walk into the village.

The Kuaotunu Residents and Ratepayers are aware of this situation. I am not the only one. I am trusting that some degree of consultation with TCDC will bring about a renovated toilet and a footpath without any extra spend of LTP funds but a simple reallocation of the same amount of funding – simple solution, cost effective, and community driven.

There has been $280,000 allocated for the Kuaotunu public toilet block in the TCDC’s Long term Plan. This is scheduled for the 27/28 year and can be considered for more detail at a future date.

Whilst I am very happy for the council to improve the public services available for travellers and local events; I am certain we didn’t want a new toilet block but wanted the three toilet bowls replaced. The toilet structure is in good condition. We have also had a lot of input in recent history into the mural on the side of toilet block. It looks good and is not ready for redoing.

Three compost toilets would also be very fine. The iron content in the water has caused the bowls to be stained brown and that could be addressed with new bowls. or a different sytem more environmentally friendly They are not fit for the public in that condition. But I reassert the structure is good.

We need a good portion of these allocated funds to be redirected and spent on a  footpath for the children.

I would prefer to help paint the existing toilet block for free and I am sure local trades people would help put the toilet bowls in place for a fair price. Then, there would be a lot of money left over from what has been allocated to Kuaotunu and then finally, we could spend the remaining $200,000 (approximate) on a footpath which is essential for the children to be safe to walk into the village.

The Kuaotunu Residents and Ratepayers are aware of this situation. I am not the only one. I am trusting that some degree of consultation with TCDC will bring about a renovated toilet and a footpath without any extra spend of LTP funds but a simple reallocation of the same amount of funding – simple solution, cost effective, and community driven.


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