Stoke community centre designs unveiled tomorrow

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Concepts for a new $5.6 million community centre will be unveiled to Stoke Seniors tomorrow in an effort from the Nelson City Council to gauge community feedback on the design.

The community centre, set for Greenmeadows reserve, has been designed by Jerram Tocker and Barron and will be home to both community and sporting facilities. Council are also considering including a cafe in the final design.

Deputy Mayor Paul Matheson with conduct the discussions at the Stoke Seniors Club at 1.30pm.

“Stoke will house three quarters of our population growth and half of our new housing over the next thirty years and Council is focused on developing our fastest growing suburb,” he says. “We have recognised the need for appropriate facilities and services to support this rapid growth, and this community facility at Greenmeadows is an important step in supporting an important area of our city.”

He says Council recognises that the new facility is not an isolated project with wider issues being raised through public consultation over the last two years.

Additional projects which have been included in the Long Term Plan include further discussions with the community on the future of Stoke Hall and how it can best fit with the new Greenmeadows facility; consultation, planning and physical works for a youth park; an extension to the Library and further improvements to parking and transport issues.

Anyone wishing to attend the meeting can head along to Stoke Seniors Club, 548 Main Road Stoke tomorrow at
The concept designs will then be considered on Thursday’s Community Services Committee Meeting at Council Chambers.