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Hutt City Council consults on Community Facilities Trust proposal

Hutt City Council consults on Community Facilities Trust proposal
December 8, 2011

Hutt City Council is inviting local residents to have their say on a proposal to establish a charitable trust to manage and develop its leisure and community facilities in Lower Hutt.

Community Services Manager Matt Reid says a trust offers several advantages over council operating the facilities, stating "this includes more business focused management, a stronger ability to attract community funding, and greater scope to grow partnership opportunities."

Reid says the trust would keep the facilities in community ownership and strengthen community ties.

"The trust will be a council controlled organisation with trustees appointed from the community with business, asset management and sports experience."

Facilities the trust could be used to develop and manage include the Taita Sport and Community Centre and Fraser Park Sportsville.

Submissions close at 5pm on 20th January 2012.

The Community Facilities Trust proposal can be viewed at http://bit.ly/vknRzU

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