Trust: Council has no vision for town's future

Last updated 05:00 08/06/2012

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Waimate Sport and Leisure Trust chairman Craig Robertson says there is no vision for the town's future.

His comments come in the wake of a council decision to drop a new community centre from the long- term plan.

Mr Robertson said the committee had worked tirelessly for six years to get a new community centre for Waimate.

Ultimately, that work had accounted for little, he said.

"We're not impressed with the decision; what they've [council] done is gone completely away from everything.

"By the sounds of it they've effectively cut it off at the knees; they are not thinking of the future of the town."

Mr Robertson said the existing 41-year-old stadium was dilapidated and effectively had nine years of life left. "Once that building is in a state of disrepair, it will be an even greater cost than now to upgrade the existing facility."

He said the $80,000 figure would not even pay for maintenance on the existing facility.

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- The Timaru Herald

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