The Horowhenua District Council has secured a lease of the railway land alongside Honi Taipua Street which was formerly occupied by Ravensdown.
This land is to be developed as an extension to Driscoll Park by and on behalf of the Manakau community.
A small steering group has been formed to help manage this project. The terms of reference require that all development requires the approval of both the Manakau District Community Association and the Horowhenua District Council.
The Council has approved the release of funds from the Driscoll fund and this will need to be supplemented through the course of this project. The Manakau District Community Association will be undertaking fundraising activities to support the development.