Western Community Panel
Report of a meeting held in the Maungaraki Community Hall, 135 Dowse Drive, Maungaraki on
Tuesday 12 June 2018 commencing at 7.30pm
PRESENT: Ms T Coleman (Chair) Mr G Besa
Mr P Caygill Ms P Hindmarsh
Ms E Jackman Cr M Cousins
APOLOGIES: An apology was received from Cr Milne.
IN ATTENDANCE: Ms M Laban, Divisional Manager, Community Projects and Relationships Team
Ms D Hunter, Community Advisor Funding and Community Contracts
Resolved: (Ms Coleman/Ms Hindmarsh) Minute No. WCP 18301
“That the apology received from Cr Milne be accepted and leave of absence be granted.”
2. PUBLIC COMMENT
There was no public comment.
3. CONFLICT OF INTEREST DECLARATIONS
There were no conflict of interest declarations.
Resolved: (Cr Cousins/Mr Besa) Minute No. WCP 18302
“That the minutes of the Extraordinary Western Community Panel meeting held on 1 November 2017, be confirmed as a true and correct record.”
Memorandum dated 24 May 2018 by the Community Advisor - Funding and Community Contracts
The Community Advisor – Funding and Community Contracts elaborated on the memorandum.
In response to questions from members, the Community Advisor – Funding and Community Contracts confirmed that multicultural groups were eligible to apply for funding, however they must have legal status, either as a charitable trust or an incorporated society.
Members discussed restrictions to community groups applying for funding, as there were a number of active community groups within the western area doing amazing work, who would really appreciate some financial support.
Members requested that officers report back at the next meeting regarding reviewing the eligibility rule, specifically associated to the Community Engagement Fund. With options to allow community groups who did not have legal status to apply.
In regards to the application from the Belmont Ratepayers Improvements Association the Community Advisor – Funding and Community Contracts clarified that the purchase of this type of signage was not the responsibility of Hutt City Council or Greater Wellington Regional Council. The quote also included the installation costs for the new signage and that this type of cost had been supported previously by the Western Community Committee.
Members noted that in this instance given that there were only three engagement fund applications, the Panel would support the request.
Resolved: (Ms Coleman/Mr Caygill) Minute No. WCP 18303
“That the Panel:
(i) notes that the Community Engagement Fund closed on 4 May 2018 and three applications had been received;
(ii) agrees that the applications were considered according to the merits of the application criteria and priorities of the fund;
(iii) approves the application from the Belmont Ratepayers Improvements Association for $3,337.00 towards the purchase of a new Belmont sign;
(iv) approves the application from the Kelson Community Association Incorporated for $643.00 towards the purchase of trestle tables and toys for the Community Centre; and
(v) approves the application from the Western Hills Toy Library for $1000 for the purchase of toys for the toy library collection.”
There were no questions.
CONFIRMED as a true and correct record
Dated this 15th day of November 2018