Central Community Panel
Minutes of a meeting
held in the Turakirae Meeting Room, Ground Floor
30 Laings Road, Lower Hutt on
Monday 11 February 2019 commencing at 6.30pm
PRESENT: Ms J Clendon (Chair) Ms A Bengree
Mr C Hay Ms P Ravi
Cr S Edward Deputy
Mayor D Bassett
APOLOGIES: Deputy Mayor Bassett for early departure.
IN ATTENDANCE: Mr B Hodgins, Strategic Advisor
Ms D Hunter, Community Advisor - Funding and Community Contracts
Resolved: (Ms Clendon/Mr Hay) Minute No. CCP 19101
“That the apology for early departure received from Deputy Mayor Bassett be accepted.”
2. PUBLIC COMMENT
There was no public comment.
3. CONFLICT OF INTEREST DECLARATIONS
There were no conflicts of interest declarations.
Resolved: (Ms Clendon/Mr Hay) Minute No. CCP 19102
“That the minutes of the Central Community Panel meeting held on Monday 12 November 2018, be confirmed as a true and correct record.”
Central Community Panel Projects Fund (19/50)
Memorandum dated 9 January 2019 by the Community Advisor - Funding and Community Contracts
The Community Advisor Funding and Community Contracts elaborated on the memorandum.
With regard to the purchase and installation of a piece of playground equipment for disabled children, members noted the officer’s recommendation was to locate the piece of play equipment outside the Central Ward. Members agreed that locating equipment in a different ward was contrary to the purpose of the fund.
With regard to the Avalon Park Lions Club model train (the train) tracks proposal, members were advised by the Strategic Advisor that the Lions Club had been awarded $50,000.00 from Council through the 2018/2019 Annual Plan to support remedial work to replace the train track. Members recognised that the train was exceptionally popular and agreed the train service was a valuable asset to the community. They were also cognisant that the Lions Club had the potential to become more financially sustainable in the future with the increased revenue being generated from the train.
Deputy Mayor Bassett left the meeting at 6.45pm.
With regard to the proposal for an accessible public toilet in central Lower Hutt, members noted there was currently only one Changing Places toilet in New Zealand located at the Hamilton Gardens. Members agreed an accessible toilet would be a valuable asset for the community. They suggested officers discussed the proposal with officers at Hamilton City Council to learn more about what was involved. Members noted there was a possibility that the project could be completed in partnership with Changing Places New Zealand supporting the balance of the project.
Resolved: (Ms Clendon/Cr Edwards) Minute No. CCP 19103
“That the Panel:
(i) notes the Guidelines and Criteria for the Central Community Panel Projects Fund;
(ii) agrees to allocate $100,000 towards the development of a toilet facility in the central city for persons with severe disability; and
(iii) agrees to allocate $14,000 as a one off contribution towards the replacement of Avalon Park train tracks.”
There were no questions.
There being no further business the Chair declared the meeting closed at 7.44 pm.
Ms J Clendon
CONFIRMED as a true and correct record
Dated this 14th day of May 2019