Community Group - Picton

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Community Group - Picton

Picton Smart + Connected Group and Plan

Picton's Smart and Connected group was established in December 2014 following a significant amount of discussion and engagement with the wider Picton community.

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The community developed a vision for Picton:


Picton – Heart of the Sounds

Picton and its extended community in Queen Charlotte Sound, will be well known for its maritime heritage, and amazing natural environment.

With a unique connection between North and South, Picton will be buzzing all year round, with a flow of people exploring its heritage and attractions.

The next generation of creative, innovative people will call Picton home, to live and work, raise families.

For the vision to be achieved, Picton will be:

  • identified as a welcoming community, with good reasons to stay
  • focused on comprehensive community inclusion in all decision making
  • known for its pristine, desirable environment
  • widely recognised as a harbour/maritime village
  • seen as a base to explore the Sounds ¨
  • an effective partner with all key stakeholders in the town and region
  • promoted with a clear, unified community voice

A number of strategic priorities were also identified:


We will build linkages within and from the community of Picton, Waikawa, and the wider locality; improve information flows about important events, activities and Picton Smart + Connected submissions and actions


We will encourage business and investment by helping to create a business friendly environment, and through a collaborative approach to growing our economic prosperity

Promotion and Awareness: Heritage

We will support and promote, nationally and internationally, Picton's range of events/attractions & heritage, to help create a desirable place to live, work, invest, and play Share the Maori and European story/histories in the Sounds


We will provide cohesive community input into the development of Picton's facilities, services and attractions, so that development happens in a consistent manner


We will work to protect our natural beauty and ecological diversity, by encouraging and working on sustainable initiatives that will care for and enhance our environment. Encourage a Brilliantly Clean Picton.

Steering Group and Working Groups

For more information on the members visit Picton Smart+Connected

The members of the steering group are:

  • Chrissy Powlesland (Chair)
  • Rob Burn (Deputy Chair)
  • Jill Evans (Deputy Chair)
  • Hamish Watson
  • Richard Briggs
  • Beryl Bowers
  • Lisa Barraclough
  • Julie Kennedy
  • Graham Low
  • Trevor Hook (Councillor)
  • David Oddie (Councillor)
  • Nadine Taylor (Councillor)
  • Adi James (Marlborough District Council)


For more information on the group visit Picton