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The Seddon community has come out of the annual plan round with one of the biggest wins - a promise of $48,000 in new funding to repair the building used by the Seddon Community Hub and to progress repairs to its Memorial Hall.
Council has also promised the community it will investigate the lighting and general safety of the SH1 underpass.
The location and design of much-needed new public toilet amenities for the township has yet to be resolved but councillors agree that these facilities are very important as this can be the first stop for travellers arriving from the south so this building can create their first impression of Marlborough.
Mayor Alistair Sowman says Seddon has long been a very self-sufficient community but this maintenance work is urgently needed and, if it's not done soon, it will be even more expensive to undertake.
Both these matters have been referred to Council's Assets and Services Committee for further action.
The Council has already budgeted for the cost of a feasibility study on the upgrade of the Awatere Memorial Hall. A report on a new option for the upgraded hall will be discussed with community representatives in the next few weeks.