Trust: Council has no vision for town's future
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.
The Timaru Herald