Small Township Programme

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Small Township Programme

The Marlborough District Council has included funding in the 2015 – 2025 Long Term Plan to provide an integrated planning and design process for improving public amenities in small townships as part of implementing the Growing Marlborough Strategy. Projects that provide for new or improved outdoor public spaces are eligible to be included in this programme. Examples of the types of projects are community spaces, recreation areas, landscaping and streetscape upgrades to improve walking and cycling.

Go to the Growing Marlborough Strategies page

The purpose of this programme is to:

  • Design a livable town with an attractive central space
  • Allow freedom of movement, connectivity and accessibility
  • Strengthen a sense of place and unique identity
  • Enhance the use, enjoyment and pride in outdoor public spaces

Township Plan

Using the Smart and Connected framework, Council will link the aspirations of communities with good outdoor public space design. These will come together in a Township Plan for each community to create the kind of place where people want to live, work and play. Small, easy to achieve projects will be implemented as soon as possible through Stage One. The planning and delivery of Stage Two of the Plan is likely to take around two to three years to complete for each town.

Community Projects Fund

Council has allocated ten percent (around $50,000) of the Small Township Programme's annual budget for small, low cost infrastructure projects on outdoor public spaces. Examples of the types of projects are community spaces, recreation areas, landscaping and streetscape upgrades to improve walking and cycling.

The objectives of this programme are to:

  • Design a livable town with an attractive central space
  • Allow freedom of movement, connectivity and accessibility
  • Strengthen a sense of place and unique identity
  • Enhance the use, enjoyment and pride in outdoor public spaces

Applications to the fund closed 5.00 pm Monday 5 March 2018.