Improvements to Kurow Boat Ramp and Otematata Domain

Published on 20 September 2022


At today’s Council meeting (20/09/22), Council agreed recommendations from the Ahuriri Community Board which includes a grant to extend the Kurow Boat Ramp and support to the Otematata Residents Association to carry out the next phase of improvements to the Otematata Domain.

The approval of a grant of $7,800 + GST to the Waitaki Valley Community Society will be used toward the extension of the Kurow Boat Ramp. There has also been financial support from Meridian Energy and Waimate District Council has matched Waitaki’s grant.

Councillor Colin Wollstein said, “That boat ramp is used by a lot of people on both side of the river and people outside of the area. It has been a cost sharing all around.”

Council has also approved a development proposed by the Otematata Residents Association Incorporated (ORAI) who has been working with the support of the Department of Internal Affairs (DIA) to carry out developments including new play equipment for Otematata Domain. Council has agreed that ORAI will carry out work to make further improvements to the Domain and Council will accept ownership and responsibilities for maintenance and replacement upon completion. The ORAI have also secured funding from the DIA to assist with this development.

Waitaki District Councillor, Bill Kingan said, “The Otematata Residents Association Incorporated have been very proactive in securing funding from the Department of Internal Affairs. Council looks forward to supporting the development of the Otematata Domain.”