Greater Green Island

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The Greater Green Island Network (a Registered Charitable Trust) began in 2013 and consists of a local school principal, a member of the Saddle Hill community board, the local Reverend, a resident and member of the Lions Club, the local constable, a local businessman, a manager of a local disability support service and Melanie McNatty (Family works Practice Manager, Presbyterian Support Otago).

The network organised an expo to showcase all of the activities and groups available in the Green Island area the same year it began. This was a success and a survey followed to identify the assets and needs of the Greater Green Island area from residents themselves.

As a result of the findings the Network applied for Department of Internal Affairs funding in 2014 and hired a Community Development Worker to assist the community to achieve the goals:

  • to support local initiatives
  • to enhance the environment’s vibrancy and safety
  • to increase individuals feeling of belonging 
  • to increase community members resiliency

Presbyterian Support Otago was asked to be the umbrella organisation and fund holder for the project and has a great working relationship with the network.

Accomplishments

  • Community Directory
  • Neighbours Day - old fashioned picnic in the park
  • A skate jam and fun day in Fairfield
  • A community crime prevention evening
  • A Midwinter Munch with pizza and a photography competition
  • Hosted two workshops with Peter Kenyon
  • Focus area - youth engagement, road safety, playground and beautification
  • Pop Up Space and survey to identify projects that the community are passionate about (e.g. road safety, playground and beautification)
  • Food Share Initiative
  • Supported the Fruit and Vege Co-op
  • Creation of MoveMe Map in conjunction with the DCC
  • Connecting with council and making connections
  • Tidying up of area – facilitated Sherwood keeping tunnels tidy and working alongside Task Force Green (Runicman area)
  • Advocating for the bus route to be reinstated in GreenIsland to South Dunedin
  • Conducted a large scale community survey during 2016 in which 700 people completed to identify community perceptions, and needs 

Ongoing Projects (If you require further information for these ongoing projects, please contact the community worker)

  • Monthly community tea in collaboration with Neighbourhood Support and the Saddle Hill Community Board  
  • Newsletter
    • Electronic Version – Subscribe Here http://eepurl.com/beAT5H
    • Paper Version – Pick up from the PostShop, Fresh Choice, Medical Centre
  • Green Island Community Garden

Upcoming Projects 

  • Community Expo in October 2016 in conjunction with the Sunnyvale Community Centre refurbishment opening
  • Completion and launch of the Greater Green Island Website
  • Create and support/facilitate working groups to work on the identified needs of the community such as playgrounds, road safety and beautification

 

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Contact Greater Green Island Community Worker

Amanda Reid

03 4700 814

amandar@psotago.org.nz

Leanne Stenhouse

03 4700 814

leannes@psotago.org.nz