HUTT CITY COUNCIL

 

Wainuiomata Community Board

 

Meeting to be held in the Wainuiomata Community Library,

Queen Street, Wainuiomata on

 Wednesday 13 February 2013 commencing at 7.00pm.

 

ORDER PAPER

 

Public Business

 

   

1.       APOLOGIES 

Mr Dave Elliott for lateness.

2.       PUBLIC COMMENT

Generally up to 30 minutes is set aside for public comment (three minutes per speaker on items appearing on the agenda). Speakers may be asked questions on the matters they raise. 

3.       Presentations

a)      Presentation by Greater Wellington Regional Council (13/73)

Report No. WCB2013/1/14 by the Greater Wellington Regional Council 3

b)      Presentation by Students from Wainuiomata Intermediate (13/88)

c)       Presentation by New Zealand Police (13/85)

4.       CONFLICT OF INTEREST DECLARATIONS    

5.       Minutes

Meeting minutes Wainuiomata Community Board, 7 November 2012             13

6.       COMMITTEE ADVISOR'S REPORT (12/1510)

Report No. WCB2013/1/5 by the Committee Advisor                                       25 

7.       NEW RESERVE LEASES FOR 2013 (13/76)

Report No. WCB2013/1/18 by the Reserves Assets Manager, Parks and Gardens            29


8.       CHAIR'S REPORT - JANUARY 2013 (13/53)

Report No. WCB2013/1/15 by the Chair                                                            34

9.       Information Items

a)      Portfolio Updates (13/84) Report No. WCB2013/1/24                           36

i)              Mr Campbell Barry

ii)            Mr Dave Elliott                                                                                       

b)      Members' Updates (13/72) Report No. WCB2013/1/16                         40

i)              Mr Campbell Barry

ii)            Mr Dave Elliott                                                                                              

10.     QUESTIONS

With reference to section 43 of Standing Orders, before putting a question a member shall endeavour to obtain the information. Questions shall be concise and in writing and handed to the Chair prior to the commencement of the meeting.   

 

 

 

 

 

Chris Craig

COMMITTEE ADVISOR

   


                                                                                       3                                                    13 February 2013

Wainuiomata Community Board

04 February 2013

 

 

 

File: (13/73)

 

 

 

 

Report no: WCB2013/1/14

 

Presentation by Greater Wellington
Regional Council

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Appendices

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GWRC - February 2013

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Author: External Author (GWRC)

Greater Wellington Regional Council

 

 

  


Attachment 1

GWRC - February 2013

 

HUTT CITY COUNCIL COMMUNITY BOARDS AND COMMUNITY COMMITTEES – February 2013

 

This report provides an update on initiatives being undertaken by the Greater Wellington Regional Council (GWRC) in Lower Hutt City and adjoining areas.

1.        Stuart Macaskill Lakes

Following the filling and successful testing of Lake 2 last year, Lake 1 was drained on 14 December and left to dry over the holiday period. The Contractor resumed on 7 January and work is progressing well. Over 10% of the riprap has been stripped with a commensurate amount of the underlying filter material trimmed. Due to works progressing in the downtime, while Lake 2 was filled and Lake 1 emptied, almost 20% of the Lake 1 crest raising has been completed. The Contractor is scheduled to begin installing the linear low density polyethylene (LLDPE) liner to Lake 1 within the next two weeks.  Placement of the LLDPE liner is expected to be completed in June and lake filling should start in August 2013.

2.        Environmental regulation

2.1         GWRC Flood Protection Department – Hutt River Mouth Extraction and Deposition activities

This application was granted in September 2012. The applications were for the continued extraction of sand and shingle from the bed of the Hutt River Mouth to maintain the flow carrying capacity of the Hutt River during floods. The extracted material is then ‘barged’ to the Winstone Aggregates Sand Plant where it is sorted and the finer sand is removed for use in construction and roading. The coarse by-product is then barged back offshore and disposed of in a delineated disposal area located within Wellington harbour, while the finer by-product is disposed of in a delineated disposal area at the eastern end of the Petone foreshore. There was significant technical involvement, principally around the effects this activity could have on the characteristics of Petone Beach, and the effect that the disposed material could have on the seafloor ecosystems.  Following a pre-hearing meeting all submitters withdrew their wish to be heard so a formal hearing was not needed. The consents were granted for a duration of 35 years. There are a number of monitoring conditions for the Petone foreshore, including beach sand characteristics, and also of the harbour disposal area.

2.2         Hutt City Council – Waste Water Treatment Plant Pipeline Maintenance

This application was granted in December 2012. The applications were for infrequent and temporary discharges of treated wastewater to Wellington Harbour and the Waiwhetu Stream, from maintenance and repair works to the treatment plant’s main outfall pipeline (MOP) that runs from the plant in Seaview to Bluff Point at Pencarrow. On occasion the MOP develops leaks from the seals between the sections, and the repair of these often requires the MOP to be shut down and treated waste water to be diverted from the plant to the Waiwhetu Stream while the repair is made. The MOP also needs to be drained of its contents, so ‘scour’ valves located along the pipeline are opened which drains the treated waste water from the pipe across the foreshore to the sea. There were three pre-hearing meetings held and no formal hearing was required as all submitters withdrew their wish to be heard. The consents include public notification conditions and the monitoring of water quality and shellfish. The appeal period closes at the end of February 2013.

2.3         Exide Battery Recycling Plant Decommissioning

The decommissioning of the plant continues in its final stages, with the main processing building now resembling an empty shell. Work over the last four months has seen the majority of the plant and equipment dismantled and decontaminated before being removed from site, including the huge furnace. External pipe work was also removed; using dedicated enclosures with air extracted off this, to prevent the discharge of any contaminants to air during the work. The final stages see the removal of the main air filtration system and the principal stack. All lead in air levels measured at the boundary of the site remain well within the consented limits.

3.        Parks

3.1         Great Outdoors Summer Events update

(Belmont Regional Park, East Harbour Regional Park, Wainuiomata Recreation Area)

So far we have had a great turn out to the summer events. A highlight so far was the 4WD trip to Baring Head on a windy Saturday. 95 people turned up on the day to brave the elements and 75% of people who commented via the surveys had never visited the area before. One gentleman remarked that he had been friends with the lighthouse keeper "way back in the good old 50's" but had never had a chance to return so found the access granted by the 4WD trip "marvellous".

For our more committed trampers, another feature was the 'Belmont Traverse'. 21 people came along for a tough hike up and over Belmont Regional Park, stopping at Belmont trig for glorious views of the Hutt Valley and Porirua Harbour. Many patrons mentioned that we had definitely turned the weather on for them as there was actually no wind when they stopped at the top.

Other events in Hutt City are also being well attended. The first Kev the Kiwi walk in the Wainuiomata Recreation Area was rain-affected but still had a good turnout (50 people). The guided walks in the water catchment have attracted excellent comments, while sunny weather for the Korokoro Bush Walk meant the walk was over-subscribed (38 participants).

We are receiving excellent feedback on the interaction between GWRC staff, particularly the Rangers, and the public at all of the events. Having people who are passionate and knowledgeable leading the events infects the whole group and creates a positive experience. One attendee at the Belmont Traverse wrote that "the motivation and knowledge of the guides is what got us up that mountain!"

3.2         Belmont Regional Park

At the Stratton St entrance, logging road and skid construction began in early November and as at the end of December, 35 truck and trailer loads of logs had been loaded out to the port. Most of the logs are destined for China. To date the log grades have been slightly higher than expected, but it is too early in the operation to know if this trend will continue.

Two community newsletters have been produced and circulated to the local neighbours, park stakeholders, community groups and via the Belmont pages on the GWRC website. We have had very few questions from the community; it appears that people are comfortable with the operation, including the log transport and measures to mitigate environmental impacts.

During this stage several of the tracks in the pine block were closed for use. However, with the cooperation of the logging contractor, some were reopened over the Christmas shutdown period and this was appreciated by park visitors.

A schedule of regular safety inspections at Korokoro and Woollen Mills Dams has begun. Specialist dam safety engineering company, Damwatch, undertook a 5 yearly safety inspection. The inspections identified seepage at the toe of the Korokoro Dam adjacent to the spillway. This seepage has increased since the safety review in 2006. GWRC will continue to monitor it with numerical measurement of seepage flow.

The Woollen Mills Dam inspection revealed extensive undermining of the lower spillway chute. This will be monitored with the expectation of remediation works in future. We will combine this with measures to improve fish passage at this site.

The programme of track maintenance and upgrade work has shifted to the Korokoro Valley. The project aims to provide an up-to-standard shared-use walking/mountain bike track linking the Korokoro Forks to Belmont Trig, via Baked Beans Bend. It will also facilitate future maintenance, because staff will be able to access the area with the necessary machinery. Until this is done, any large scale maintenance work requires the use of helicopters. We are aiming to widen the appeal of the area, attracting those with a lower level of fitness who are looking for opportunities to extend themselves.

The Baked Beans Bend – Korokoro Forks track currently has multiple stream crossings, is poorly defined, cuts across private land and has numerous rough and uneven sections. The proposed track will take a new alignment to keep within the park boundary, with an easier gradient and avoiding stream crossings, large trees, rocks and steep cross falls. This work is progressing slowly, due to difficult terrain, and is expected to be completed in 2013/14.

A secondary focus is on the Belmont Trig – Baked Beans Bend track. This section was originally built on ridge tops following the fenceline between historically grazed and retired areas. As a result, the track undulates, suffers extreme grades and the track surface has significantly deteriorated because of drainage issues. It is well below the required standard. The track work involves creating new diversions around the worst sections to meet the target gradient. One diversion will enhance the recreational experience, taking visitors through maturing native bush (while avoiding high value or larger native vegetation). The work completed to date has improved the existing alignment.

Further safety work is planned this financial year within the lower Korokoro Valley, addressing narrow sections with steep drop-offs and rock-fall hazards.

Resource consents for erosion control and Dry Creek bridge replacement were received, and the erosion work has been completed. The bridge replacement will occur in early 2013 as settled weather is required to minimize any risk of sediment entering the stream.

Weed control on roads and around farm infrastructure has been undertaken with further gorse control to be carried out along boundary fences. Fencing maintenance and replacement is underway and will be largely completed over the summer period. The alignment for a new fenceline that will retire a section of the Korokoro catchment has been agreed and the work will be undertaken over the next few months.

Retrospective permission was granted by the Department of Conservation for the top half of the track that had been established by the Belmont Area Mountain Bike Association (BAMBA) within a Conservation Covenant. The alignment of the lower section of track was agreed with DOC, Parks and BAMBA members. The Friends of Belmont Regional Park are in full support and have managed to secure a $2,500 grant from Hutt City Council to develop a small picnic area at the Hill Road end of the track. While the process has been somewhat fraught, the outcome should be a well used track for both bikers and walkers that links the Old Coach Road to Hill Road.

Capital Multi Sports applied for a concession to hold the Korokoro fun runs in Belmont Regional Park on 9 December.  Starting and finishing at Oakleigh St, the event included a half marathon, 10 and 5 km running and walking categories and was attended by a total of 211 participants.

3.3         East Harbour Regional Park

The new car park area at the southern coast line at Baring Head has had the desired result, facilitating more legitimate behaviour in the area whilst excluding 4WD vehicles from the beach as per the management plan. Ranger patrols of the area report good compliance and the carpark has not suffered the initial vandalism we thought may have occurred.

The Wainuiomata River vehicle bridge was the focus of pile strengthening work. Two sets of piles were sleeved and fully encased. Specialist vehicle bridge inspectors from Opus Consulting inspected the bridge, concluding that the bridge is in a poor state of repair and close to the end of its serviceable life. Their recommendation to replace the bridge within the next five years fits well with LTP budget set aside for this task in 2016/17. We are seeking contributions from other road users to the recent work, and will advise them of the report and the certain need for future expenditure.

Planning is underway for the installation of a public toilet at the Wainuiomata vehicle bridge site, at Baring Head. We will install a single accessible unit with a sealed vault system.

Work continues on assessing the implications of the potential fire hazard at Baring Head, as was highlighted in the report to Council during the management plan amendments. A fencing plan is being worked on to allow the use of grazing as a tool to keep the grass down whilst protecting high value ecological sites. The grazing licence was renewed to allow sheep on the block to mitigate the fire risk this summer; we are aiming to re-tender the licence later this year. Fuel loading survey plots will also be fenced off to provide fire risk data going forward.

The Friends of Baring Head continue their volunteer work around the Baring Head block. They planted 200 native seedlings in a fenced off area near Khyber Pass on the Wainuiomata Coast Road. Steady progress is also being made on the restoration of the old pump house that used to pump water to supply the lighthouse complex. Officers attended the Friends AGM and talked about possible shared projects going forward.

In the Northern Block, the Mackenzie track upgrade is progressing well. A lightweight digger is being used to reconstruct the rutted out track surface and install drainage. Due to the track’s difficult terrain and access, materials and equipment were flown to the site. The project is 70% complete, with further metalling required. Feedback from the public has been positive. The track improvements will support a more durable and sustainable track infrastructure within the park.

This year the annual park visitor survey will be focussing on East Harbour Regional Park. Given the size of the park and number of entrances, we are starting slightly earlier than usual (Anniversary Weekend) and expect to finish in mid-March.

3.4         Wainuiomata Recreation Area

Works are progressing to ready the Lower dam for opening the area to the public on 16 March. A walking track and associated facilities are being built, linking the existing carpark with the Lower Dam via a road-side track. The suite of work includes interpretation, signage, toilet and safety improvements and a new Wainuiomata Recreation Area brochure in the same style as the other park brochures. The interpretation panels for the area will focus on ecology and the history of the water supply.

 

Investigations continue into the relocation of the current Park Ranger’s office from the water treatment plant to the site office. This will allow the Park Ranger to be more visible. Computer access to the site office is the main issue being worked through.

 

The Park Ranger and volunteers continue to offer and run guided tours within the Wainuiomata Water Catchment area on a regular basis. The chance to enter a “forbidden” forest is exciting for many and the spectacular scenery and abundant native bird life don’t disappoint. Feedback from these tours continues to be positive no matter what the weather!

 

4.        Biosecurity

4.1         Wainuiomata Tip control

Hutt City Council (HCC) asked for assistance with some predator control work in the Wainuiomata Tip which was going to be closed and capped at the end of December 2012. There was some concern that the tip was host to a large number of cats and rats which may disperse when the food source of the rubbish was removed, potentially into the adjacent Kiwi protection area in the Rimutaka Forest Park. A baiting and trapping plan was implemented, with HCC purchasing, installing and maintaining traps for cats and mustelids. GWRC had some expired surplus bait and bait stations that were able to be utilised and installed for rat control. GWRC will continue to work with HCC to control pests in this area.

4.2         Rimutaka Range Aerial Project

This aerial 1080 operation was completed on 29 and 30 August 2012 and public warning notices must remain in place for a minimum of six months or until all 1080 baits and any poisoned carcases are non toxic. The GWRC Biosecurity team continues the monitoring of bait and carcasses in the area. Testing confirmed that 1080 content in the bait is now below the detectable limit. Carcasses are in an advanced stage of decomposition in the lower warmer valleys, but still remain semi-decomposed up on the cold ridge tops. Samples are currently being taken from carcasses but signs will remain in place until the end of February or until we are absolutely certain that the treatment area is safe for public use.

5.        Public Transport

5.1         Valley Flyer Bus Service Reliability

The graph below shows Valley Flyer bus service reliability for the period 2012-13 period thus far. A bus is considered “not run” if it leaves the terminus early, ten minutes late, or is cancelled outright. Note that month-to-month changes in bus service reliability are very slight. The December percentage for service reliability was 99.40 percent.

5.2         Bus movements at Petone Station

Changes to the intersection at Petone Station allow for all bus movements that have been agreed with HCC. Although the right turn from Hutt Road into the station turnaround area has proved tighter than is desirable to navigate in a large 12.6m bus, it is usually a smaller bus that would complete this turn. In addition, during busy times the turning bus is waiting for a considerable time for any break in the traffic and is holding up non-turning traffic during this time. Subsequently, a decision has been made to alter the bus route slightly to travel around the block via Petone Avenue and enter the station from Jackson Street.

5.3         Real Time Information at Railway Stations

Real time information (RTI) sign installation at railway stations is now complete (except Tawa station, which has been undergoing a refurbishment). Programmes for fitting the necessary equipment to the Ganz Mavag units and the interface between the existing Kiwirail systems and the RTI system are both expected to be complete by the end of March. Full deployment is not expected to be complete before August/September 2013 as it is dependent on changes to existing Kiwirail systems to enable the linking of service information to individual vehicles. In the interim, schedule information and service messaging will be deployed on the RTI displays from February.

5.4         Rail on-time performance

During December, 98 percent of rail services on the Hutt Valley Line (including Melling) were on-time within 5 minutes (see graph from the TranzMetro website below). Figures for on-time performance to within 3 minutes were 95 percent in December. Both the 5 minute and 3 minute measurements were above the 95% target.

Description: HVpunct

The table below shows on-time performance (within five minutes) for the Melling and Upper Hutt Lines separately:

 

June-12

July-12

Aug -12

Sept-12

Oct-12

Nov-12

Dec-12

Melling

94%

96%

95%

96%

96%

97%

97%

Hutt (exc Melling)

94%

96%

96%

97%

98%

96%

98%

All Hutt

94%

96%

96%

97%

96%

96%

98%

           

5.5         Rail fleet

All 48 Matangi are now available for service. The Ganz Mavag fleet has now been reduced to the planned steady state of 26 units.

6.        Flood Protection

6.1         Boulcott/Hutt Project

The Boulcott/Hutt project is progressing to the shortened programme, with the target of completing the project by June 2013. The stopbank from Mills Street to the Ilott Pond in the Hutt golf course is now substantially complete. The contractor is now working on the next section of the stopbank from the Ilott Pond to Stellin Street, and the installation of the Military Road storm water pipe.

The realigned section of Connolly Street has been sealed with asphalt. The construction of retaining walls is complete, and the contractor is currently progressing with the back filling behind the retaining walls and works on the foot path. The proposed improvements at the Safeway Storage entrance remain to be agreed with the land owner.

6.2         City Centre Stopbank Project

The project scoping for the City Centre Stopbank Upgrade Project has commenced. Staff have had initial meetings with officers from HCC, NZTA and two consultants to discuss issues related to the scoping of the project. The current programme is to complete the project scoping by June 2013. The planning, investigations and consultation process will follow this.

A meeting with the Mills Street residents was held in October 2012. It was agreed that GWRC officers would investigate alternative construction sequence options for the City Centre stopbank works and present them to the residents. We have made good progress with these investigations and aim to present them to the residents in mid February 2013.

The Waimarie Croquet Club, with the assistance of a consultant, has prepared a project plan for its relocation to the new site. The Club will use this plan to seek funds from donor agencies. This plan was presented to some of the HCC and GWRC Councillors at a meeting held on 26 November 2012. The total estimated cost of relocating to the new site is $420,000.  There is currently a shortfall of approximately $270,000. The Club proposes to make a presentation to the March 2013 meeting of the Hutt Valley Flood Management Subcommittee.

6.3         Waiwhetu Stream

The design work and related hydraulic modelling scenarios on four option combinations has been completed. A report summarising the findings of these investigations was received at the beginning of December 2012. A review is underway to confirm the next steps, and community engagement commenced in January 2013 to identify a preferred option combination.

The option combinations will be presented to the next Hutt Valley Flood Management Subcommittee (HVFMS) meeting in March 2013.

6.4         Hutt Operational Activities

Hutt

Mowing and spraying activities took up most of staff time leading up to the Christmas period. The Old Mans Beard control programme has continued with the current focus on the Upper Hutt section of the river.

The Hutt River wet gravel extraction continued upstream of the Kennedy Good Bridge where an excess of accumulated gravel is being used for the Boulcott stopbank works.

Recreation Activities

The Hutt River weekly Park run has continued, and the annual women’s Start-me-Up fun run and walk/cycle event took place with over 180 participants. Staff have been upgrading the trail behind Owen Street and at Strand Park, and have continued to work with volunteers enhancing the river berms. The Hutt River Gravel Grab is scheduled for Saturday, 9 February 2013.

 

 

 

 

 

      


                                                                      13                                         7 November 2012

HUTT CITY COUNCIL

 

Wainuiomata Community Board

 

Minutes of a meeting held in the Wainuiomata Community Library,

Queen Street, Wainuiomata on

 Wednesday 7 November 2012 commencing at 7.00pm

 

 

 PRESENT:                        Mr T Stallworth (Chair)      Mr C Barry

                                           Mr K Dickson                      Mr D Elliott

                                           Cr K Laban                          Ms H Robb

                                           Ms S Scott                            Cr M Willard

 

APOLOGIES:                  There were no apologies.

 

IN ATTENDANCE:       Mayor WR Wallace (part meeting)

Mr B Sherlock, General Manager, City Infrastructure (part meeting)

Mr G Sewell, Senior Policy Advisor (part meeting)

Mr L Earl, Traffic Assets Manager (part meeting)

Ms C Craig, Committee Advisor

 

 

PUBLIC BUSINESS

 

 

1.       APOLOGIES 

There were no apologies.

2.       PUBLIC COMMENT

Comments are recorded under the item to which they relate.

 

3.

WAINUIOMATA REGIONAL GOVERNANCE SUBMISSIONS (12/1337)

Memorandum dated 31 October 2012 by the Divisional Manager, Strategy and Planning

 

Resolved:                                                                              Minute No. WCB 12601

“That the Board notes the submissions analysis for the Wainuiomata Ward.”

 

4.

HEARING OF SUBMISSIONS ON THE REGIONAL GOVERNANCE REVIEW

Ms Helena Patuwai did not attend the meeting.

 

Mr Mike Grigg elaborated on his submission.  He expressed concern that the process had become about a super city.  He noted that government was changing the method of measuring community outcomes to benchmarking, which would suit business but would abolish local decision-making.  He added that electoral reform was needed and it should be the people who decided whether there was a ward system.

 

Mr Mark Stevenson did not attend the meeting.

 

Mr David and Ms Verona Lewis did not attend the meeting.

 

The Chair suggested that, based on the feedback from Wainuiomata submitters, the Board should recommend Option 1.

 

Mr Barry noted that it was difficult to base a decision on the small amount of information gathered from the survey.  However he agreed that most Wainuiomata people preferred to maintain the status quo and wanted Wainuiomata to keep its identity.  He supported Option 1.

 

Cr Laban commented that ultimately the status quo would not be an option and was disappointed in the lack of robust debate on the issue. 

 

 

Resolved:                                                                              Minute No. WCB 12602

“That the Board:

(i)        thanks submitters for participating in the consultation process;

(ii)        having heard and considered the submissions received, recommends that Council adopts Option 1 – keeps things largely the same so existing Councils and Council boundaries would remain; and

(iii)       as a fall-back position retains Option 2 – abolishes Greater Wellington Regional Council and the remaining eight Councils divided into three geographically distinct areas.”

PRECEDENCE OF BUSINESS

In accordance with Standing Order 25.5, the Chair accorded precedence to items 5(e) and 5(f).  These items are recorded in the order in which they are listed on the order paper.


5.         Presentations

a)

Presentation on Hutt Valley Alcohol Survey

Memorandum dated 30 October 2012 by the Senior Policy Advisor

The Senior Policy Advisor elaborated on the memorandum.

In response to questions from members, the Senior Policy Advisor advised that the Local Alcohol Plan would deal specifically with liquor licensing issues.  The survey would provide information that would assist Police do its job and would give clear evidence about what the community wanted. 

 

 

Resolved:                                                                     Minute No. WCB 12603

“That the Board receives the memorandum.”

b)

Presentation by Greater Wellington Regional Council (GWRC)

Cr Sandra Greig elaborated on the report and talked briefly about the Summer Events Programme.  She advised that the Valley Flyer no longer ran from Upper Hutt and those passengers now had to travel to Queensgate to use the service.

In response to questions from members, Cr Greig advised that queries relating to complaints of illegal behaviour in East Harbour Regional Park should be directed to the Park Ranger.  She further advised that passenger fares on public transport were most manageable in blocks, for example under-5s free and those in school uniform have school passes.  She recommended any queries on public transport be directed to GWRC’s Cr Peter Glensor.

Cr Laban acknowledged Cr Greig’s stance against the formation of a super city and noted that her integrity and courage on this issue deserved to be commended.

 


 

c)

Presentation by Wainuiomata Mall Management

Mr Ian Wright gave an overview of what was happening in the Mall.  He added that there were three strong anchor tenants in the Mall being Work and Income New Zealand, Countdown and the Warehouse.  There were 2.7 million visits to the Mall each year.  He noted that it was possible to trespass people from the Mall and he was happy to work with the Board and Police to look at that option.  There was a group of 12 to 14 year olds that were creating problems in the Mall.  New World still had a lease and this was being worked through.  Mall management had a very driven leasing programme and sought an opportunity to work with the Board to create a more positive perception of the Mall to the community.

In response to questions from members, Mr Wright advised that the Wainuiomata Mall was seeing a decline in customer numbers.  The Mall had to provide what locals wanted and the retail mix had to be right.  There were good long term operators and stores in the Mall.  He was keen to be part of any discussions on the future of the Mall.

d)

Presentation by Students from Pukeatua School

There was no presentation from Pukeatua School.

e)

Presentation by Students from St Claudine Thevenet School

Ms Charlotte Logan and Ms Mary-Kate McLean advised that they were members of the St Claudine 2012 Student Council and gave a brief description of the Council’s role.  They noted that the Wood Hatton Primary School site was abandoned, run-down and an eyesore.  They requested that the Wainuiomata Mall be made a better place to shop and that some use be made of the empty New World shop.

The Chair suggested Ms Logan and Ms McLean ask their peers for ideas on improving the Mall and come to the next meeting to pass those ideas on to the Board.

 

f)

Presentation by Students from Wainuiomata Intermediate

Ms Jessica Carter suggested a Christmas concert be organised and a gold coin donation collected to be distributed to less fortunate children and charities.  Ms Nina Kaiwai noted that rubbish was often dumped outside the McDonalds drive-through.  She asked what progress had been made with the parks.

Ms Scott advised that a replacement slide had been installed at Stockdale Park and asked people to ring Council if they observed graffiti or damage in the parks.

Cr Willard advised that there would be a Fun Day at the Skate Park later in November.

Ms Pearl Philavong suggested the old college site on Moohan Street be turned into a community youth centre.  It would provide a safe environment for children after school and in the weekends.  She added that students would like to be involved in the organising of the Fun Day and looked forward to interacting with people from outside their school.  Mr Jake Ward suggested building another skate park at Parkway Park.

Mr Elliott noted that the Port Nicholson Block Settlement Trust (PNBST) owned the old college site on Moohan Street and he was unsure what their intentions were.

The Chair advised that he would follow up with PNBST on their plans with the land.

g)

Presentation by Students from Wainuiomata High School

There was no presentation from Wainuiomata High School.

h)

Presentation by New Zealand Police

Speaking under public comment, Mr Rawiri Evans noted that the recent assault on an elderly man was the second in three months.  He advised that his daughter had recently been threatened and it took 35 minutes for Police to respond to her call for assistance.  He called for a public meeting with wide community involvement to consider the issue.

In response to questions from members, Mr Evans advised that there were many problems in the community and the community needed to be involved.  He noted that the criminal element were using cellphones as tools.  He added that the rate of burglaries escalated during school holidays and the offenders were 16 to 20 year olds.  He agreed that many of the programmes available in the community were targeted at the wrong people. 

The Chair suggested that if Mr Evans talked to people in the community and reported back with a sufficient number of complaints, the Board would organise an open discussion with the Police and formulate a plan to address the issue.

 

In accordance with Standing Order 38.1 the Chair extended the time limit for public comment by 10 minutes.

Speaking under public comment, Ms Tina Hura, Mr Noel Harris and Ms Rose Martin expressed concern at the lack of Police presence in Wainuiomata.  Ms Hura requested that the Board push for Police to be based in Wainuiomata 24 hours a day, seven days a week.  She added that people were ringing community patrol members for assistance rather than the Police.  She noted that 8 and 9 year olds were involved in criminal acts.  She requested that more positive and assertive programmes be made available for children and youth.  Ms Martin advised that two 10 year old children had come to her door to distract her while another person attempted to take her car from her garage.  She added that alcohol was a big problem and parents needed to take responsibility for their children.  Mr Harris advised of a group of children in his area who sought opportunities to commit criminal acts.  He added that items had been stolen from his property.

Mr Dickson read from an email from the Police who requested residents to be vigilant about keeping their houses secure.  They were encouraging the formation of Neighbourhood Support Groups and were working with offenders’ families.

 

6.       CONFLICT OF INTEREST DECLARATIONS   

          Cr Laban declared an interest in the Wainuiomata Rugby Football Club Incorporated applications to the Community Engagement Fund and took no part in discussion or voting on the matter.

          Ms Scott declared an interest in the Wainuiomata Playcentre and 2nd Pencarrow Rangers applications to the Community Engagement Fund and took no part in discussion or voting on the matter.

          Mr Elliott declared an interest in the Assembly of God Wainuiomata Property Trust Board application to the Community Engagement Fund and took no part in discussion or voting on the matter.

7.       Minutes

 

Resolved:                                                                              Minute No. WCB 12604

“That the minutes of the meeting of the Wainuiomata Community Board held on Wednesday, 19 September 2012, be confirmed as a true and correct record.”

 8.

COMMITTEE ADVISOR'S REPORT (12/1228)

Report No. WCB2012/6/69 (6) by the Committee Advisor

 

 

The Committee Advisor elaborated on the report.

The Chair advised that members would have an informal meeting to decide the time, date and event for the Community Volunteer Day and advise the Committee Advisor by 20 November 2012.

 

 

Resolved:                                                                              Minute No. WCB 12605

“That the Board notes the contents of the report.”

 

 

9.

 

QUEEN STREET - PROPOSED P120 PARKING RESTRICTIONS (12/1255)

Report No. WCB2012/6/224 (6) by the Traffic Engineer

 

 

The Traffic Assets Manager elaborated on the report. 

 

 

Resolved:                                                                              Minute No. WCB 12606

“That the Board:

(i)         rescinds the existing P60 parking restrictions, as shown in Appendix 1 attached to the report, commencing at the intersection of Queen Street with Wainuiomata Road and extending to Fitzherbert Road;

(ii)        rescinds the existing P120 parking restrictions behind the Wainuiomata Community Centre, as shown in Appendix 1 attached to the report; and

(iii)       approves the proposed P120 parking restrictions, as shown in Appendix 1 attached to the report, commencing at the intersection of Queen Street with Wainuiomata Road and extending to Fitzherbert Road.”

 

10.

COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT FUND 2012-2013 (12/1295)

Memorandum dated 29 October 2012 by the Community Development Officer - Grants, Community Development

 

 

Speaking under public comment, Mr Ross Brown representing the Wellington Land Search and Rescue Organisation (“LandSAR Wellington”) advised that the organisation had three search dogs and 60 members who contributed a total of 3,500 hours in the past year.  He further advised that LandSAR Wellington received its funding from Trusts and local authority Councils.  This application was the organisation’s first to Hutt City Council.  He added that, on average, the organisation was called out to the Wainuiomata area every two to three months.

In response to questions from members, Mr Brown advised that people requiring rescue were both locals and visitors to the area.  He further advised that the portable radios would be stored centrally but the intent was to build up equipment stocks so that items could be stored with individual members.  He added that LandSAR Wellington had no fixed premises and the only assets were portable equipment.  The organisation usually ran its operations from local Police Stations.

Speaking under public comment, Ms Rosemary Thompson representing the Rimutaka Forest Park Trust Incorporated thanked the Board for approving its grant application to purchase a kiwi mascot costume earlier in the year.  The shortfall in funds was made up by donations from private donors.  Ms Thompson advised that Rimu would be associated with the Rimutaka Forest Park and Wainuiomata and she asked that she be advised of any upcoming events where Rimu could make an appearance.

 

 

Resolved:                                                                              Minute No. WCB 12607

“That the Board:

 

(i)      notes that it resolved at its August 2012 meeting to have two funding rounds for the Community Engagement Fund 2012-2013;

(ii)     agrees that the application from the Wainuiomata Pioneer Church Preservation Society Inc is deemed ineligible because the application, being for the purposes of fundraising, does not meet the criteria; and

(iii)    agrees that the applications, attached as Appendix 1 to the memorandum, be considered according to the merits of the application criteria and priorities of the fund.”

 

 

 

Resolved:                                                                              Minute No. WCB 12608

“That the Board declines the application from the Wainuiomata Community Centre Incorporated for funding from the Community Engagement Fund for a total amount of $1,282.40 to contribute towards the Soul Juice Youth Music Programme due to insufficient funds.”

 

 

 

Resolved:                                                                              Minute No. WCB 12609

“That the Board declines the application from the Wainuiomata Rugby Football Club Incorporated for funding from the Community Engagement Fund for a total amount of $1,200.00 to contribute towards the Piri Weepu 7s Rugby due to insufficient funds.”

 

 

 

Resolved:                                                                              Minute No. WCB 12610

“That the Board approves the application from the Wainuiomata Rugby Football Club Incorporated for funding from the Community Engagement Fund in the sum of $500.00 to contribute towards the Wainuiomata RFC Junior Club Day.”

 

 

 

Resolved:                                                                              Minute No. WCB 12611

“That the Board approves the application from the Wainuiomata Marae for funding from the Community Engagement Fund in the sum of $500.00 to contribute towards the White Ribbon ‘Increase the Peace Day’ Wainuiomata.”

 


 

 

Resolved:                                                                              Minute No. WCB 12612

“That the Board approves the application from the Wainuiomata Playcentre for funding from the Community Engagement Fund in the sum of $600.00 to contribute towards the purchase of a laptop and civil defence emergency items.”

 

 

Resolved:                                                                              Minute No. WCB 12613

“That the Board approves the application from the 2nd Pencarrow Rangers for funding from the Community Engagement Fund in the sum of $200.00 to contribute towards the costs of sending guides to the Tasmania Guide Jamboree.”

 

 

Resolved:                                                                              Minute No. WCB 12614

“That the Board approves the application from the Assembly of God Wainuiomata Property Trust Board for funding from the Community Engagement Fund in the sum of $500.00 to contribute towards the Family Fun Day.”

 

 

Resolved:                                                                              Minute No. WCB 12615

“That the Board approves the application from the Wellington Land Search and Rescue Organisation (‘LandSAR Wellington’) for funding from the Community Engagement Fund in the sum of $925.00 to contribute towards the purchase of VHF portable radios - Wainuiomata.”

 

 

Resolved:                                                                              Minute No. WCB 12616

“That the Board declines the application from the Youth Wise Trust for funding from the Community Engagement Fund for a total amount of $1,524.00 to contribute towards the Wainuiomata Holiday Programme 2013 due to insufficient funds.”

 

 

Resolved:                                                                              Minute No. WCB 12617

“That the Board approves the application from the Wainuiomata BMX Club Incorporated for funding from the Community Engagement Fund in the sum of $800.00 to contribute towards the BMX Track Upgrade.“

 

 

Resolved:                                                                              Minute No. WCB 12618

“That the Board approves the application from the Wood Hatton Playcentre, Wainuiomata for funding from the Community Engagement Fund in the sum of $300.00 to contribute towards the Health and Safety Upgrade - Wainuiomata.”

 

11.

SCHEDULE OF MEETINGS 2013 (12/1307)

Memorandum dated 30 October 2012 by the Committee Advisor

 

The Committee Advisor elaborated on the report.

 

Resolved:                                                                              Minute No. WCB 12619

“That the Board:

(i)         approves the meeting dates for 2013 in respect of its own meetings;

(ii)        agrees that the start time for its meetings will be 7:00pm;

(iii)      agrees that the Wainuiomata Community Library, Queen Street, Wainuiomata, will be the venue for its meetings;

(iv)       agrees that another venue may be used subsequent to a resolution by the Board; and

(v)        delegates authority to the Chief Executive in consultation with the Board Chair to alter the date, time or venue of a meeting, or cancel a meeting, should circumstances require this.”

 

12.

NEW ZEALAND COMMUNITY BOARDS CONFERENCE 2013 (12/1341)

Memorandum dated 1 November 2012 by the Committee Advisor

 

The Committee Advisor elaborated on the report.

 

Resolved:                                                                              Minute No. WCB 12620

“That the Board considers the attendance of a member to the New Zealand Community Boards Conference to be held in Wanaka from 9-11 May 2013 as per the Training Policy for Community Boards and Community Committees attached as Appendix 1 to the memorandum.”

 

13.

CHAIR'S REPORT - 7 NOVEMBER 2012 (12/1289)

Report No. WCB2012/6/263 (6) by the Chair

 

Following a voice vote, Standing Order 38.2  was temporarily suspended in order to allow public comment on the closure of the Wainuiomata landfill.

Speaking under public comment, Mr Alex Connor expressed concern that the local Wainuiomata newspaper did not cover issues such as the closure of the Wainuiomata landfill or Board meetings.  He thanked Cr Laban for his comments regarding the landfill closure.

The Chair noted that the local newspaper had carried an article about the closure of the landfill.

Speaking under public comment, Mr Colin Fawcett advised that he had spoken at the recent meeting of the Hutt City Council.  He further advised that no-one he had spoken to was in favour of the closure of the Wainuiomata landfill.  He expressed concern at rubbish left at the bottom of the Wainuiomata Hill.

In response to a question from a member, Mr Fawcett advised that both residents from outside Wainuiomata and commercial operators were responsible for filling up the tip.

 

Resolved:                                                                              Minute No. WCB 12621

“That the report be noted and received.”

 

14.     Information Item

a)

Portfolio Update - Cr Margaret Willard (12/1343)

Report No. WCB2012/6/275 (6) by the Councillor

 

Members noted the content of the report.

  

15.     Report from representative on local organisation

a)

Keep Hutt City Beautiful - Cr Margaret Willard (12/1342)

Report No. WCB2012/6/276 (6) by the Councillor

 

Members noted the content of the report.

   


16.     QUESTIONS   

          There were no questions.

 

 

There being no further business the Chair declared the meeting closed at 10:30 pm.

 

 

 

 

 

Mr Terry Stallworth

CHAIR

 

 

 

 

 

 

CONFIRMED as a true and correct record

Dated this 13th day of February 2013

 


                                                                                      25                                                   13 February 2013

Wainuiomata Community Board

07 February 2013

 

 

 

File: (12/1510)

 

 

 

 

Report no: WCB2013/1/5

 

COMMITTEE ADVISOR'S REPORT

 

 

 

 

Purpose of Report

1.         The primary purpose of this report is to update the Board on various items of interest to the Board.

 

Recommendations

It is recommended that the Board:

(i)        agrees to advertise the first four Board meetings for 2013 in the Wainuiomata City Life newspaper at a cost of $200.00 + GST per insertion;  and

(ii)       agrees to the proposed timing for receipt of applications to the second round of the 2012/2013 Community Engagement Fund.

 

2.         ADVERTISING

The Board agreed via an email vote to continue advertising meetings in the Wainuiomata City Life newspaper.  This item needs to be ratified at this meeting.

3.         COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT FUND (CEF)

Council’s Community Development Officer: Grants advises that a balance of $4,282.00 remains in the Board’s Community Engagement Fund.  She recommends a second open round to commence on 28 February 2013 with a closing date of 28 March 2013 with the allocation of funds to occur at the Board’s meeting on 17 April 2013.  Avenues for promoting the fund will be via Council’s website and local libraries and e-newsletters.  The Community Grants Officer will be visiting the local libraries during 4-8 March 2013 to answer any questions regarding funding.

For further information, please contact Council’s Community Development Officer: Grants on 570 6955.

 

4.         PORTFOLIO CHANGE

Mr Karl Dickson has relinquished his joint Police portfolio due to his taking up a new position which has strong links to New Zealand Police.  The Chair will now be the sole holder of this portfolio.

5.         PUBLIC TOILETS AT HUGH SINCLAIR PARK

In response to a question from the Chair, the Divisional Manager, Parks and Gardens advises that a report will go to Policy Committee this month re a proposal to revoke part of Hugh Sinclair Park.  The provision of toilets will come from the proceeds of any sale of this land and the proposal will specifically say that part of the proceeds be invested back in Hugh Sinclair Park for toilets.

The Divisional Manager, Parks and Gardens further advises that the former community house on reserve land at the end of Hinau Grove, Wainuiomata has been badly tagged on all sides with enamel paint.  The cost of painting the building completely (three coats required) would cost over $8,000.  As Council is considering the future use of this land (possibly for elderly housing), officers are investigating removal of the house by tender as soon as possible rather than repainting the building, with the possibility of repeat vandalism.  This may mean that the house will be in its current state for up to four weeks. 

6.         COMMUNITY BOARDS CONFERENCE

Officers are seeking confirmation of members who would like to attend the conference.

7.         WOODLAND GROVE TRAFFIC

In response to a query from Mr Campbell Barry regarding the installation of additional speed humps in The Strand by Woodland Grove, the Senior Traffic Engineer reports as follows:

The extension of the speed humps in The Strand to cover the rest of the street is in Council’s speed humps programme, where it ranks No.5 out of the 27 streets that currently meet Council’s LATM (speed hump) evaluation criteria.

Current funding levels allow for one to two streets per year to be installed and two streets will be done this financial year.

All streets in the programme are re-evaluated (updated crash data from previous year and traffic counts – if count is over six years old) every March, along with new requests, and an updated priority list is produced.

There have been no reported crashes at the Woodland Grove/The Strand intersection for the ten years 2003 to 2012.

 

8.         TRAFFIC MANAGEMENT CHANGES

The following traffic management changes have been made under delegations to officers:

·     Holland Street and Lincoln Avenue Intersection: Give Way Control (3.2012)

       New Give Way Control at the Intersection of Holland St & Lincoln Ave.

·     Karamu Crescent and Konini Street: Give Way Control (5.2012)

       New Give Way Control at the Intersection of Karamu Cres & Konini St.

·     Sun Valley Grove: Broken Yellow Lines (10.2012)

       New Broken Yellow Lines to manage the parking behaviour of caregivers dropping off children.

Please contact Lyle Earl, Traffic Asset Manager, Phone 570 6866, if you require any further information.

 

9.         PROPOSED WORKS FOR JANUARY TO JUNE 2013

 

Project Name

Location of Works

Contractor

Dates from/to

Type of Works

Asset Manager Responsible

DDI Number

Pressure Testing of Sewer Mains

Moohan Street, Westminster Road and Fredrick Street

To be advised

February-

June

Pressure Testing of public sewer mains

Sunil Hira

910-3853

Sewer Renewals

Norfolk Street

Perkinson Civil Ltd

January-

April

Sewer Renewals

Sunil Hira

910-3853

Konini Reservoir Outlet Main

Konini Road

To be advised

To be advised

Main Renewals

Sunil Hira

910-3853

Sewer Renewals

Totara Street

To be advised

February –

June

Sewer Renewals

Sunil Hira

910-3853

Sewer Renewals

Dover Street

To be advised

February-

June

Sewer Renewals

Sunil Hira

910-3853

 

2013 Road Works Wainuiomata Hill - the pertinent points relating to this work are:

·    This is planned annual maintenance work on the Wainuiomata Hill Road

·    Planned start date is Monday 18 February

·    All the work is programmed for completion by the end of March, weather permitting

·    The contractor is Transfield Services Limited

·    Various worksites on each side of the hill

·    Work will be suspended during peak traffic times

·    Types of work include:

Dig-outs of failed pavement areas, backfilling and re-paving

Milling off existing failed surfaces and re-paving

Installation of subsoil drainage

Application of high friction surfacing to some of the above work sites

 

10.       2012/2013 BUDGETS

The following are the Board’s budgets for the 2012/2013 financial year showing expenditure to 28 January 2013:

                                                                            Balance           Expenditure

Miscellaneous Administration

Opening Balance                                             $5,000.00

Advertising                                                                                $1,700.00

Catering                                                                                          $60.87

Training

Opening Balance                                             $3,000.00

 

 

Appendices

There are no appendices for this report.     

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Author: Chris Craig

Committee Advisor

 

 

 

 

 

 

Reviewed By: Susan Turner

Senior Committee Advisor, Secretariat Services

 

 

 

Approved By: Kathryn Stannard

Divisional Manager, Secretariat Services   


                                                                                      29                                                   13 February 2013

Wainuiomata Community Board

04 February 2013

 

 

 

File: (13/76)

 

 

 

 

Report no: WCB2013/1/18

 

NEW RESERVE LEASES FOR 2013

 

 

 

 

Purpose of Report

1.         This report seeks approval from the Community and Infrastructure Services Committee to issue 11 new leases to sports clubs and organisations for which leases on clubrooms and buildings are currently held but are due to expire in 2013.

2.         The report is presented to the Board for its information and endorsement of the officer’s recommendations in regard to those leases located in the Wainuiomata Ward.

 

Recommendations

It is recommended that the Committee:

(i)         notes that in accordance with the Reserves Act 1977 the Council has publicly notified its intention to issue new leases to the clubs and organisations listed in the schedule attached to the report as Appendix 1, with no submissions received; and

(ii)        agrees to issue a new lease to each of the clubs and organisations listed in the schedule at Appendix 1 for the terms proposed in the schedule.

 

Background

3.         Council manages approximately 260 lease and licence agreements on Council owned reserve land.  The agreements are based on Council’s generic reserves lease or licence document.  The terms and conditions of each agreement are reasonably similar, except for the rental, term and duration of the agreement, which may differ.

4.         Attached to the report as Appendix 2 is a copy of the public notice that was placed in the Hutt News on 8 January 2013.  The purpose of the advertisement is to provide an opportunity for members of the public to make a submission on Council’s proposal to issue a new lease or licence.  No submissions were received in response to the public notice.

5.         This is the second combined public notification and report to this Committee.  The first such report was submitted in November 2012 and was to clear a backlog of leases or licence which had expired.  This report covers leases which are due to expire in 2013.

Discussion

6.         All clubs and organisations detailed in Appendix 1 have a lease with Council for the reserve land upon which their clubrooms or buildings are located. As an established user of reserve land, the request will have little or no change in impact on the use of the reserve for which the lease relates.

Options

7.         The Committee can resolve to:

(a)  approve the proposal to issue new lease agreements to those clubs or organisations in Appendix 1; or

(b)  decline, either individually or collectively, the request to issue new lease agreements to those clubs or organisations in Appendix 1.

Consultation

8.         In accordance with statutory requirements, Council’s intention to issue a lease was publicly notified in the Hutt News on 8 January 2013 and closed on 10 February 2013.  At the time of writing this report no submissions had been received.

9.         A copy of this report has been provided to the Tenths Trust and Te Runanganui for comment.

Legal Considerations

10.       Leasing of designated reserves is covered by the Reserves Act 1977 and for land managed as reserve by the Local Government Act 2002. This proposal to enter into new lease agreements with each of the clubs or organisations outlined in Appendix 1 is in accordance with statutory requirements.

Financial Considerations

11.       The cost of publicly notifying the proposal and entering into new leases is minimal and will be met from existing budgets.

Other Considerations

12.       Reserves Management Plans guide the use, maintenance and development of Council reserves. The proposal to issue new leases is in accord with the policies and objectives of the relevant plan.

 

Appendices

No.

Title

Page

1View

Lease List Final

32

2View

Lease ad

33

    

 

Supporting Information

Strategic Fit/Strategic Outcome

This is a regulatory process governed by the Reserves Act 1977 which enables local groups and organisations to utilise reserve land and is consistent with the Reserves Strategy.

LTP/Annual Plan Reference

The use of reserve land is managed within Activity 4, Parks and Reserves.

Treaty of Waitangi Consideration

There are no Treaty considerations.

Decision Making

This is not a significant decision..

Consistency with Existing Policy

The recommendations are consistent with existing policy.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Author: Craig Cottrill

Reserves Assets Manager, Parks and Gardens

 

 

 

 

 

 

Reviewed By: Bruce Hodgins

Divisional Manager, Parks and Gardens

 

 

 

Approved By: Bruce Sherlock

General Manager, City Infrastructure


Attachment 1

Lease List Final

 


Attachment 2

Lease ad

 


                                                                                      34                                                   13 February 2013

Wainuiomata Community Board

30 January 2013

 

 

 

File: (13/53)

 

 

 

 

Report no: WCB2013/1/15

 

CHAIR'S REPORT - JANUARY 2013

 

 

 

 

 

Recommendation

That the report be noted and received.

 

 

Appendices

No.

Title

Page

1View

Chair's Update - January 2013

35

    

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Author: Terry Stallworth

Chair

 

 

  


Attachment 1

Chair's Update - January 2013

 

Memo

Wainuiomata Community Board


TO:                   Chair and Members of the Wainuiomata Community Board

FROM:                            Terry Stallworth

CC:                    Chris Craig (WCB Committee Advisor)

DATE:             13 February 2013

RE:                   CHAIR’S UPDATE – JANUARY 2013

Like everyone I looked forward to the New Year of 2013 with big expectations and enthusiasm.  As a Board we get time to pause and soberly reflect on our achievements and accomplishments during the previous year and set new goals and targets for the New Year.

 

In December we spoke of changing the 60 minute parking to 120 minutes in Queen Street and to unrestricted parking behind the Community Centre.  I spoke with members of the public during the busy Christmas period and asked how this change affected them; most stated that it was a positive change and that they were able to shop at a more leisurely pace and enjoy their time at the local eateries.

 

The Board met with Community Service Providers at the request of NZ Bus to discuss a partnership and network on services to be delivered on Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve.  This was due to issues at Queensgate bus stop on the Wainuiomata route.  The Wainuiomata Community Service Providers had arranged for personnel to be available on the buses which deterred any incidents from occurring.  They are also in discussion with the Bus Service in organising parking facilities for the Community Patrol vehicles.

 

A Volunteer Appreciation Day was held on 26 January – this was a Council initiative which was inspired by Mayor Ray Wallace.  The purpose of the day was to acknowledge all those who had given themselves voluntarily for the benefit of their community.  The Board hosted a deliciously large breakfast which was catered by our local RSA.  All the recipients received certificates for their services and it was a delight to be present.   

 

 

 

 

Terry Stallworth

Chair

WAINUIOMATA COMMUNITY BOARD

 


                                                                                      37                                                   13 February 2013

Wainuiomata Community Board

05 February 2013

 

 

 

File: (13/84)

 

 

 

 

Report no: WCB2013/1/24

 

Portfolio Updates

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Appendices

No.

Title

Page

1View

Portfolio Update - Campbell Barry

37

2View

Portfolio Update - David Elliott

39

    

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Author: Chris Craig

Committee Advisor

 

 

  


Attachment 1

Portfolio Update - Campbell Barry

 

Memo

Wainuiomata Community Board


TO:                   Chair and Members of the Wainuiomata Community Board

FROM:                            Campbell Barry

CC:                    Chris Craig (WCB Committee Advisor)

DATE:             5 February 2013

RE:                   PORTFOLIO UPDATE – CAMPBELL BARRY

Schools – Citizenship Cup

 

On behalf of the Board I would like to congratulate Drew McDonald-Burns (Pukeatua Primary School), Jessica Carter (Wainuiomata Intermediate), Shannon Collier (St Claudine Thevenet), and Susan Fellows (Wainuiomata High School) for being awarded the Wainuiomata Community Board Citizenship Cup at their respective school prize givings late last year.

 

The Citizenship Cup is awarded each year to a student who has been actively involved in our community, someone who has given back and, in a nutshell, been a good citizen. Drew, Jessica, Susan and Shannon all serve as great role models, and I am confident that a very bright future is in store for each of them.

 

To celebrate their achievement I have sent an invitation to all four recipients inviting them to a free fun day out which will include swimming, the movies and a tour around Council where they will have lunch in the Mayor’s Office.

 

School Presentations

 

Last year we had presentations from the students of St Claudine Thevenet, Wainuiomata High School and Wainuiomata Intermediate. I would like to take this opportunity to thank the parents and teachers who helped make their attendance possible. I would also like to thank all of the students who gave up their time to come and speak to us about some of the ideas, issues and concerns they had. A special thank you must also be made to the students of Wainuiomata Intermediate who attended every one of our board meetings last year.

 

Board members in response to the ideas, issues and concerns that were raised took a range of actions. However there was no formal response throughout the year. As youth and schools portfolio holder I am making a commitment to attend school student council meetings on a regular basis this year to report back, and to have a written response prepared for each board meeting addressing anything that was raised at the previous

 

meeting.  This is to ensure that the students who attend board meetings are involved and can clearly see what progress is being made. This will help them report back to their fellow students whom they represent.

 

 

 

 

 

Campbell Barry

Member

WAINUIOMATA COMMUNITY BOARD


Attachment 2

Portfolio Update - David Elliott

 

Memo

Wainuiomata Community Board


TO:                   Chair and Members of the Wainuiomata Community Board

FROM:                            David Elliott

CC:                    Chris Craig (WCB Committee Advisor)

DATE:             4 February 2013

RE:                   PORTFOLIO UPDATE – DAVID ELLIOTT

On Tuesday 6 November I was privileged to speak at the Wainuiomata Rotary Club about the Guardians Life City Church and what they do as a part of keeping our community safe and reaching out to our community.

 

 

 

 

 

David Elliott

Member

WAINUIOMATA COMMUNITY BOARD


                                                                                      41                                                   13 February 2013

Wainuiomata Community Board

04 February 2013

 

 

 

File: (13/72)

 

 

 

 

Report no: WCB2013/1/16

 

Members' Updates

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Appendices

No.

Title

Page

1View

Member's Update - Campbell Barry

41

2View

Member's Update - David Elliott

43

    

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Author: Chris Craig

Committee Advisor

 

 

  


Attachment 1

Member's Update - Campbell Barry

 

Memo

Wainuiomata Community Board


TO:                   Chair and Members of the Wainuiomata Community Board

FROM:                            Campbell Barry

CC:                    Chris Craig (WCB Committee Advisor)

DATE:             5 February 2013

RE:                   MEMBER’S UPDATE – CAMPBELL BARRY

First of all I would like to wish everyone a belated happy new year. I hope you all had an opportunity over the festive season to have a break and recharge your batteries.

 

2013 is a big year for Wainuiomata. It is a year where we will need to face a number of challenges head on. This is evident by the fact that a lot of our people are struggling with the rising cost of living, more and more of our senior citizens are requiring residential care, small business owners are finding it tough to make a profit, and our families are finding it difficult to make ends meet and get ahead (to name a few). We, as a community, must dig in our heels and work hard to find solutions and achieve results that tackle these types of challenges.

 

Alone as a Community Board we are limited in our ability to combat these big tasks. However when the Community Board (and Council) works in partnership with the people, I firmly believe that is when we can achieve real headway into tackling some of our biggest challenges.  We must remember that it was the people who built and continue to build our community, and it is the people who will best lead us through the challenges we face.

 

It was people such as Jean Collins that rallied the community with her late husband Ray to establish the skatepark. Her time and effort week after week collecting contributions and raising support has given our youth an asset that is still used frequently to this day. It was the many whanau, both Pakeha and Maori, who took part in sausage sizzles, fundraising events and got their hands dirty and worked for hours on end to establish our Marae that serves as a place to pass on our culture and history to future generations. It was the people who built the range of sport clubs we have in our community, and it is the people who continue to volunteer to ensure the clubs stay afloat in these tough times. It was the people from all across our community who fundraised to build our outdoor swimming pool, which continues to serve as an asset not only to Wainuiomata, but the Wellington region.

 

Given this history we as a Community Board, and as a Council, must create an environment that further encourages our people to lead the way in tackling the challenges we face, and that it is our job to provide the expertise and resources to support them.  It won’t be easy, and it won’t happen overnight, but with commitment from this Board I think we can create an environment that ensures the people of our community continue to lead us into a prosperous future.

 

Our local Community Plan is due for updating. I see this as one of many opportunities for us to outline what challenges we face, and how a plan of attack can be created that is led by the people.

 

I look forward to working with all of you this year.

 

 

 

 

 

Campbell Barry

Member

WAINUIOMATA COMMUNITY BOARD


Attachment 2

Member's Update - David Elliott

 

Memo

Wainuiomata Community Board


TO:                   Chair and Members of the Wainuiomata Community Board

FROM:                            David Elliott

CC:                    Chris Craig (WCB Committee Advisor)

DATE:             4 February 2013

RE:                   MEMBER’S UPDATE – DAVID ELLIOTT

On Friday 30 November I was privileged to be invited by the Wainuiomata Community Patrol as an observer to understand how they operate and the guidelines which they operate under.

 

On 11 December a network meeting organised by the local Police was held at the Wainuiomata Police Station. All those present were from community groups who individually and corporately work towards keeping our community safe.  The meeting was organised to re-establish a working group by Police as a way forward to gather information when and where the various patrols operate, alert where hotspots are and to connect with the community service providers, churches  etc.

 

On 18 December as liaison to Rural Ratepayers Association, we met with the Mayor at his office along with a Council officer to discuss various items of concern. The meeting went well with a number of positive outcomes.

 

 

 

David Elliott

Member

WAINUIOMATA COMMUNITY BOARD