Are you for or against moving the TDC administrative offices to the Tongariro Domain area?
Personally I am for the concept of the combined Arts & Culture centre, Museum and office building. I feel we need to activate the CBD better and the concept would do that. However the town is very divided and we need to decide whether that money is better utilized in other areas, for example putting it toward the Polytechnic idea, which would grow our population, where the museum would not.
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Hi there, on my page is full answer to this question. The administrative office for TDC need to stay 72 lake terrace and move all other TDC office here over time.
Simply - No, I don\'t think the TDC administration offices should be moved to the Tongariro Domain area. In the next three years on Council (if exlected) I would advocate that there should be no physical changes to Council buildings in the District. There could however be some changes made in the staffing to make processes more streamlined, less expensive to the rate payer (restructuring administrative services therefore reducing expenses). A centralised administration office would do this very well, and this should be positioned at the present Council main offices on Lake Terrace. Changes can be made to the way documents, accounts, rates, licences, etc are processed to make a more timely and effective system at a reduced cost.
Of course, this would all depend on who is in Council and who is Mayor after Saturday\'s results. I sincerely would like to work for the community on Council and I most certainly have a pragmatic, logical, realistic way of doing business. I support growth, vision and all of those \"words\" being bandied about, but the bottom line is practicality and reality.
Vote Chris Dolman
I am totally against any administration office building being built ANYWHERE on the Tongariro Domain. NORTH or SOUTH.
The current Council decided unanimously not to move the council offices to the domain. There is some talk I believe of looking at the Council offices being moved to the carpark area next to the Library, as a mum who enjoys taking her children to the park and library with safe parking right there, I am at this time not at this time in favour of it at all.
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I am strongly against locating any Taupo District Council Administration Offices anywhere on valuable recreation reserve either on the Tongariro North Domain or the Tongariro South Domain, including Riverside Park.
I am also strongly against the current open space and parking area, designated \"Local Purpose Reserve\", to the south of the Great Lake Centre and Taupo Library, being used in future for Council Administration Offices. That area futureproofs any extensions of the Great Lake Centre and Library that may be needed to accommodate the district\'s future growth.
I am not in favour of any council administrative offices in the Tongariro Domain area.
It would be most imprudent to embark on the costly exercise of relocating the TDC administrative offices when the future of Local Government is uncertain. The re-organisation and amalgamation of Auckland may well be the foreunner for major changes in Local Government throughout New Zealand. Should Taupo be amalgamated into a larger administrative area, expansive local Council offices would no longer be necessary. The Tongariro Domain is recreation reserve and should be retained as such for the amenity, benefit and enjoyment of Taupo.