Our Collaborations

Memorandum of Understanding - ILT, ILT Foundation & Community Trust South

The Collaboration

This collaboration exists to support:

  • Knowledge sharing and exchange of information to enhance philanthropic efforts and impact
  • Co-operation and sharing of information relating in particular to significant projects within common boundaries
  • Undertaking common peer review of significant facility projects by an appropriate body
  • Joint engagement with shared stakeholders on issues of common interest
  • Co-learning through exploring an opportunity or issue
  • In areas of agreement, the Parties may explore joint programmes/initiatives

in 2019 the Invercargill Licensing Trust (ILT), ILT Foundation and Community Trust South have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to establish a general framework for collaboration. The aim of this MOU is to ensure goals of each are accomplished in a mutually supportive way, that philanthropic efforts are strengthened and the best outcomes are achieved for our local Southland community.

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Te Rautaki o Murihiku - Southland Regional Spaces and Places

The Southland Regional Spaces and Places strategy is the result of a collaboration between Active Southland, Sport New Zealand, Invercargill City Council, Gore District Council, Southland District Council, ILT (Invercargill Licensing Trust), ILT Foundation, Community Trust South and the Mataura Licensing Trust.

Community Trust South, as a community funder, is a key collaborator in the Southland Regional Spaces and Places Strategy. Being part of the Strategy ensures that future funding in facilities is invested wisely and priority projects are identified that will make the most long-term and beneficial impact.

A key focus is to build relationships which allow us all to work together to create facilities and networks that are sustainable for the community both now and in the future.

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The Strategy

The Strategy was borne out of a willingness by Active Southland, Sport New Zealand, Invercargill City Council, Gore District Council, Southland District Council, ILT (Invercargill Licensing Trust), ILT Foundation, Community Trust South and the Mataura Licensing Trust to work together to create and implement a more aligned approach to the regional planning of spaces and places, relating to play, active recreation and sport, across Southland.

There is a shared understanding that this aligned approach is vital to ensuring Southland's future investment into spaces and places provides the best value outcomes and quality experiences for the community. 

Southland has a diverse and uniquely beautiful collection of regional spaces and places including natural areas like Fiordland National Park, the lakes and waterways, and sport facilities such as ILT Stadium Southland, Splash Palace, Gore Multisport Complex and Fiordland Community Events Centre.

The Strategy provides a pathway for future facility development and opportunities for efficiencies through joint planning. The success of this Strategy will rely on the partnerships between project partners in Southland.

The Strategy has identified a number of challenges for Southland such as the current high number of single use facilities and the number of current facilities that now require upgrading. there is an increasing demand for multi-use and indoor facilities to optimize use and adapt to the changing needs of users and participants. The Strategy will provide opportunities to identify approaches that support the sharing of resources so that the limited resources available can achieve more for our community.

The Strategy hinges on four principals:

Flexibility - delivering spaces that maximise flexibility through multi-use to enhance functionality and viability

Sustainability - understanding supply and demand of our spaces and places; considering whole life cycle of our facilities; and accounting for the impacts of climate change

Collaboration - working together in the planning and investment of our spaces and places

Attraction - a coordinated approach to obtaining a hierarchy of spaces and places that are event ready and simultaneously appealing to community to use

Click here to view the PDF snapshot of The Strategy

Click here to view the Southland Regional Spaces and Places brochure

If you have any questions about Southland Regional Spaces and Places please contact:

Jackie Flutey - General Manager
jackie@communitytrustsouth.nz 

Tim Fletcher - Spaces and Places lead
tim@activesouthland.co.nz

Rangatahi Māori Fund

Te Ōhanga Tīwhera (Rangatahi Māori Fund) is a fund created and designed by rangatahi Māori from the Murihiku takiwā (area). Recognising that rangatahi have a unique perspective on their communities, understand the challenges they face and are deeply invested in creating a positive future, this fund provides rangatahi with the opportunity to support initiatives which they believe best fit their needs and aspirations. With the rangatahi supported by kaimahi (staff) from Te Rourou One Aotearoa Foundation, this fund was made possible with contributions from Te Rourou One Aotearoa Foundation, ILT Foundation, Clare Foundation and Community Trust South.

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