Netballers have a say

23:46, Aug 27 2012

Temuka netballers are getting a second shot at voicing their concerns over proposed changes to the town's domain.

Representatives from the Temuka and District Netball Centre attended last week's Temuka Community Board, requesting a chance to express their safety concerns over the domain's redevelopment plan.

One of the issues the group has with the proposed changes includes the risk involved when trying to access the domain in the dark, particularly for the person responsible for turning the lights on and off. Two meetings were held in recent months, giving people a chance to voice their opinions.

Temuka and District Netball Centre sent representatives to the first meeting, but not the second. Members said they did not know the second meeting was being held. The public also had an opportunity to make submissions between both meetings.

However, the netball group did not make a submission, Temuka ward councillor Pat Mulvey said.

In a bid to have their concerns heard, netballers attended last week's community board meeting.

Timaru District Council parks and recreation manager Bill Steans will now work on a "more detailed" drawing of the proposed changes and a meeting will be held with the executive of the netball group to hear what all their safety issues are.


The Timaru Herald