Funding boost for Palmerston Bike Park

  • 08-Nov-18
  • Media Release

The Palmerston Bike Park received a funding boost from the latest round of grants from the Otago Community Trust. A $20,000 grant was awarded to support the development of a sealed cycle track and a clay-skills track adjacent to the existing skate park in Palmerston.

The sealed track will be similar to the Bike Park in Oamaru at Friendly Bay albeit on a smaller scale. Like the Friendly Bay bike park, it will be designed to teach children road safety.

Waitaki District Council - Projects Officer, Mark Burgher said it has been the desire of the Waihemo Community Board and the Waitaki District Council to provide this facility to the community. 

“The bike park will be located within the existing Centennial Park. This is a community space which also houses the skate park and a playground with climbing wall, swings etc… We believe having a wide range of activities in a single location will provide an attractive community facility for the people of Palmerston” said Burgher. 

The project has the support of Waitaki District Council who are part funding the project. It is hoped that the bike park will be completed in mid-2019. 

Other organisations benefiting from grants in October included the Academy South Island Education Trust who received a $15,000 grant to support the Connecting Coaches Conference which will be held in Dunedin in late November. 

A proportion of the Otago Community Trust funding will specifically support rural Otago coaches to attend the 2018 Connecting Coaches Conference, explains Michael Coutts – Academy Manager. 

“Attendance will allow rural Otago coaches to meet coaches from a variety of different sports and share knowledge and expertise on how to be a better coach” he said.

Lifeline Foundation Charitable Trust received a $10,100 grant to continue the valuable services they provide to the community. Lifeline Support – Otago continues to receive over 5,000 calls from the Otago District per year.

Lifeline brings an easily accessible service to people helping them to re-connect with the community wherever they are in Otago. Otago Community Trust is pleased to be able to support the continued delivery of this service, said Trust Chief Executive, Barbara Bridger.

The trust’s October funding round also included the second round of the Otago Community Trust and Dunedin City Council Arts Capability funding. Just over $60,000 was distributed amongst 12 Dunedin based arts and culture organisations for capability-based initiatives in areas of governance and management.  

The Otago Community Trust gave a total of $349,823 to 41 community organisations in October.

 

Otago Community Trust Community Donations, October 2018

Alexandra

Central Otago A & P Association

$4,000

Balclutha

Clutha Country Music Club

$5,000

Cromwell

Cromwell and District Returned and Services Association

$600

Dunedin

The Otago Early Childhood & Schools Maori & Pacific Island Festival Trust

$8,500

 

Dunedin Symphony Orchestra

$7,000

 

The Connections Education and Development Trust

$4,094

 

The Dunedin Writers and Readers Festival Trust

$5,682

 

Dunedin Fringe Arts Trust

$8,000

 

Dunedin Collaborative Theatre Trust

$6,000

 

Prospect Park Productions NZ

$4,000

 

Down in Edin Magazine

$5,500

 

Otago Art Society Inc

$1,500

 

Friends of the Globe Theatre Inc

$4,000

 

Otago Festival of the Arts Trust

$5,000

 

Caselberg Trust

$1,984

 

Otago Golf Club Inc

$13,000

 

Academy South Island Education Trust

$15,000

 

Carers Society Otago

$10,000

 

Dunedin Gymnastics Academy

$10,000

 

Collegiate Orchestra

$400

 

Roslyn Kindergarten

$4,000

 

Pioneer Opportunities & Resources Trust

$2,000

 

Diabetes NZ Otago Branch

$1,200

 

Institute of Registered Music Teachers of NZ - Otago Branch

$2,000

 

Warrington Primary School

$733

Mosgiel

Taieri College

$35,000

 

Saddle Hill Foundation Trust

$15,000

 

East Taieri School

$3,000

 

Mosgiel Playcentre

$600

Oamaru

Waitaki District Council - Palmerston Bike Park

$20,000

 

Oamaru Victorian Heritage Celebrations Committee

$8,000

 

Harbour Street Jazz Incorporated

$5,000

 

Waitaki Boys High School

$3,790

 

Barnardos Kidstart Childcare Oamaru

$3,140

Otago

Lifeline Foundation Charitable Trust

$10,100

 

Royal New Zealand Ballet

$15,000

 

Untouched World Charitable Trust

$5,000

Roxburgh

Roxburgh District Medical Services Trust

$23,000

Wanaka

Challenge Wanaka Sports Trust

$15,000

 

Southern Lakes Arts Festival Trust

$55,000

 

Cavalcade Host Town Comm Inc

$4,000

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