What is the Strathmore 44 Project?
The name comes from the #44 bus route that runs through the area, and the project is a focused approach working with the Strathmore Park community which has identified strengths, challenges and opportunities for the suburb at community meetings and consultations.
Some ideas and plans for the area include:
- Projects which support the environment such as special housing, safe and connected walkways, improved bus routes, and urban rejuvenation;
- Spaces for communities including sporting and recreational facilities, retail and tourism opportunities and improved social services;
- Pathways to success such as a trades school, social enterprises, early childhood facilities; and
- Community-driven events and programmes including Christmas In The Park, youth programmes, and community gardens.
A number of local projects are already underway and are strongly supported by many organisations and individuals, including a new facility on the Raukawa Reserve, due to open early July 2017.
Raukawa Reserve community facility
Work on the community facility situated on the Raukawa Reserve, Strathmore Park, is almost finished.
Foundations have been laid and the facility located to the site, an internal fit-out is in progress, and the official opening ceremony is penciled in for Tuesday 4 July.
Meanwhile, local artist Sheyne Tuffery is painting a mural on site, and there will be a clean-up of the area on Tuesday 27 June from 9am till 12 noon.
We want to hear from you
A coordinated approach to breathing new life into Strathmore Park is needed. We want to work together with the community. Council, Housing New Zealand and the Police will support groups and members of the community who want to get involved and make projects happen.
This is about the Strathmore Park community and we are keen to see residents putting their hands up and getting involved as this is a real opportunity for residents to make a real difference in their own backyard.
Find out more information or share ideas on how to improve Strathmore Park by emailing us or phoning 499 4444.