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Working together . . . Gore District Council transport manager Peter Standring and Gore deputy mayor and project champion Bronwyn Reid look over maps of Gore during a Streets Alive workshop at the Heartland Hotel Croydon last week.

The possibility to dream big for the future of Gore streetscapes was alive during community workshops last week.

Three workshops were held to hear ideas from the public regarding the Streets Alive project.

The project received $900,000 worth of funding from the NZ Transport Agency to collaborate with the community on ways to improve its streets.

About 30 people were invited to workshops representing various community groups.

Gore District Council transport manager Peter Standring was rapt with the response at the events.

“We’ve attracted a really great opportunity here for Gore to get creative and changing within our streetscapes and what’s been really pleasing about today is getting the vision from the community about what they want to see,” Mr Standring said.

“It’s fantastic engaged and enthusiastic.

“It allows people to dream.”

Ideas raised at the meeting included pedestrian areas, safer crossings and quiet playful street areas.

The council could enable the project but it was “for the people, by the people”, he said.

Gore deputy mayor and project champion Bronwyn Reid was thrilled with the diversity representation at the workshops.

“There’s a general buzz .. there’s some very exciting ideas so far and some similar ideas that’s been positive,” Cr Reid said.