The Greater Green Island Community Recreational Area

By Greater Green Island Community Network | Posted: Thursday September 20, 2018

Through community consultation the Greater Green Island Community Network have been made aware of the need for a playground for 0-6 year olds in the Green Island suburb. The DCC and RSA are excited about the project. Both organizations are supportive of the Green Island Memorial Gardens to be the site of a playground and recreational areas for other age groups.

We currently have reached the total funding required to start the development. 

Thank you to the amazing community fund-raising efforts and donations thus far from: 


  • Z Good in the Hood 2017 - $1260
  • AAWJones - $10,000
  • Give a Little - $182 + 9.50
  • Alexander McMillan Trust - $10,000
  • Green Island Leo's Quiz Night - $1700
  • Queen's Birthday Fun Day fund raiser - $3928.60
  • Otago Community Trust in partnership with the RSA - $25,000
  • Green Island Post and Cafe - $2,000
  • Larsons Pharmacy - $2,000
  • Greenland's Quiz Night - $1042
  • Flex Fitness - $250.00
  • Commercial Tavern Hunting and Fishing Comp - $1150
  • Playhair fundraiser - $164.30
  • Brick Sales - $1,800
  • Nutrimetic Sales and a donation- $50.00
  • Bendigo Valley Sports and Charity Foundation - $20,000
  • Dunedin City Council - $18,000
  • Harraways - $1000
  • Fresh Choice Moyles BBQ - $269.20
  • Kim Rapley Fencing donation $1000.00
  • Greater Green Island Business Association - $2000
  • Southern Rehab Otago - $500
  • Night n Day Green Island - $2,000
  • Lotteries Community Facility Funding  - $115,343
  • Long Ping Donation - $291
  • Z Good in the Hood 2018 - $1745


History: 

Community members voiced the need for a fenced playground with seating, a swing, a slide and some multi-play equipment.

Various designs for the multi-play equipment was shown at community events, in Freshchoice and on Social Media where children and adults voted for their favourite.  As a result the train design was the most popular.  With 1359 votes in total.  781 for the train vote in the picture above. 

The Greater Green Island Community Workers completed  funding applications  and had regular meetings with the DCC in order to gain the funding required to build the Greater Green Island Community Recreation Area.

The official opening of the Recreation Area will be the 26th October at 3.30pm.  All welcome.  

Publicity Links: 

Taieri Times Aug 2016

Star Newspaper Dec 2016

Z Good in the Hood 2017

ODT Sept 2017

Otago Community Trust Oct 2017

Dunedin Channel Nine Clip Oct 2017

ODT June 2018

Opening of the GGI Recreational Area Oct 2018 in the Star






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