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Taupō council calls for public feedback on lakefront plan

Taupō District Council will hold engagement events on its Mangakino lakefront redevelopment, scheduled for 4 and 7 February.

Council district parks manager, Greg Hadley says there will be a draft concept plan available for guidance at the engagement events.

“We know members of this community have been really eager to have their say on the redevelopment, and this is their chance,” Mr Hadley said.

“We’re equally interested in hearing everyone’s ideas. We have always wanted this project to be as collaborative as possible, so come along and join the discussion.”

Northern Taupō District community engagement advisor, Gillian Smith says as Mangakino grows, the lakefront will continue to be a focal point for the community.

“It is important that these changes are driven by what local people need and want,” she said.

“Now is the time for the community to articulate what it means to be a unique and beautiful lakeside town and describe how this might look and feel in the future.”

In 2017, the Mangakino community, key stakeholders and user groups were surveyed to help develop a plan to better manage the increased activity at the Mangakino Lakefront. From this survey a report was produced, which suggested future changes to the Mangakino Lakefront.

The draft concept plan of what the lakefront could look like was then developed using the ideas and feedback from that consultation.

Planned Mangakino lakefront community engagement events:

• Saturday 4 February, 10am to 11am at St John Mangakino Ambulance Station.

• Tuesday 7 February, 6pm to 7pm at St John Mangakino Ambulance Station.

For more information about what is happening at the Mangakino lakefront, head to www.taupodc.govt.nz/council/projects/mangakino-lakefront-development.

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