Beauty comes at a cost
Beautification of part of Bluff's main street could come with a nearly $50,000 price tag, residents have been told.
At a meeting in Bluff on Tuesday night to discuss the beautification, Bluff Community Board chairwoman Jan Mitchell said the project, which could include shrubs, paving, rubbish drums and seating on the corner of Gore and Onslow streets, could cost about $47,995.
Invercargill City Council parks manager Robin Pagan said it would cost an extra $100,000 if a toilet was added.
Mrs Mitchell said the board had a reserve fund but the Bluff community would have to come up with some funding and sponsorship.
Some of the ideas for the area discussed at the meeting included murals and an oriental garden.
The group decided to produce a concept plan.
The adoption of the beautification project followed an approach to the board by Bluff Promotions last year.
The land, which houses an information kiosk, is owned by the Invercargill City Council, although it is not designated as a reserve.
The council's parks department maintains the site and permission to progress matters regarding beautification of the area was obtained through the Invercargill City Council Long Term Plan submission process. The next meeting will be held on September 17.
- © Fairfax NZ News
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