Warkworth residents are being asked to join a conversation on what the town wants in terms of public space, heritage and revitalising the CBD.
A community session will be held at the Warkworth Town Hall on Sunday, July 9, from 1pm to 4pm. The event is being organised in conjunction with a spatial planning consultation.
The session is being hosted by a collaboration of existing groups and residents from Warkworth supported by the Rodney Local Board. Spokesperson Cissy Rock says local people have been saying that they want a chance to shape how the town and wider district develops, and they do not want to leave it in the hands of outside “experts”. The key points identified so far include:
- A clean and usable river
- Connecting the river better to the town with more places to gather and sit
- More amenities, activities and attractions along the river
- Great networks of cycleways and walkways
- Maximising space for people, not cars
- Improving public spaces in the town and revitalising the CBD
- Enhancing the special heritage and character features of the township and river.
“We want to know what the community feels is most important, how they think it might happen and see if there are any opportunities to implement new community projects and initiatives,” Cissy says.
“We are also keen for people to start thinking about creating a community vision for the town.”
Info: Cissy Rock 021964884; Cissy@communitythink.nz or look for “Incredible Warkworth” on Facebook.