Friday, March 15, 2013

Seaport Scene Issue #330

Street of Two Halves to Get Upgrade

Funds have been allocated for the upgrade of the Picton’s upper High Street, in the Marlborough District Council’s draft budget for the coming year.

Its estimated that the upgrade will cost less than half a million dollars with funding drawn from various sources, including unspent Picton footpath budget and Council’s reserve funds, with a very small portion from the rates levied on Picton commercial/industrial ratepayers.

Councillor David Oddie said this work had been on the Council’s book for some years now. A summary of the project presented to Councillors suggested that, for many years, High Street has been a street of two halves, the bottom end attractively redeveloped, while the top end remained unchanged.

The revamp includes plans to remove nine old Plane trees, which are reaching the end of their lifespan, and plant 11 new trees – probably a mix of Ash and Pohutukawa, like those planted at the lower end of the street. The work already done in the urbanism design strategy will guide the project.

Nothing has been set in concrete yet, in terms of the work to be done, and although some informal consultation has already taken place, there will be more discussion with upper High Street property owners.

Councillors were told that the Picton Business Group would also contribute to the upgrade.

The project is included in Councils budget for the draft Annual Plan which is now open for public submissions. Submissions close at 5pm Thursday 9 May.

Other Stories in This Issue

  • Captains Table 
  • News: Marlborough’s Views Sent to Wellington, Review of Hospital Services, Final Decision Released on NZKS Proposal, Council Wants a Voice in Any Appeal, Funding for Endeavour Park, Council Spending
  • Spot the Knot
  • Seaport Classifieds
  • Classic Boats at Lake Rotoiti
  • Tide Tables 
  • Bill Orchard's Heritage Lives On
  • Cruise Ship Schedule 
  • Restoring the Havelock Estuary
  • Mistletoe Bay Trust Wins Supreme Award
  • Fishy Business – Smelly and Smoking!
  • Relay for Life
  • Writers of Picton Donate to Schools
  • Seaport Happenings 
  • Seaport Sessions
  • Seen on the Scene - Sounds Orchestral Ukulele Players, Gareth Morgan To Judge Picton Pestival ‘Pest Contest’, Photos from launch of Katabatic
  • Reflections from Picton Museum: The Picton Sundial
  • Writers Corner
  • Library Lines 
  • Mt Freeth Walk
  • Councillor Chat - This Issue: Trevor Hook
  • The Variety Bash 
  • Hits Picton
  • Classic Car Show at 
  • Waterlea Racecourse
  • Vegan Recipies with James Wilson
  • Travel Chat with Juanita Smart
  • Waikawa at the Weetbix Triathlon
  • Seaweek Visit to the Mudflats
  • Colin's Column - Visit Sees a Maturing of Clifford Bay Conversation
  • Scoop’s Sports with Sam Swain
  • Meatworkers Vs Mussel Mutts Cricket Match
  • Great Sounds in the Sounds

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