2                                                 16 April 2019



Eastern Community Panel


Minutes of a meeting held in the Naenae Bowling Club, 25 Vogel Street, Naenae

Lower Hutt on

 Tuesday 16 April 2019 commencing at 7.03pm





Ted Heslin

Luke Qin


Cr Glenda Barratt (Chair)

Cr Lisa Bridson






APOLOGIES:                  Apologies were received from Mr Ellis and Ms Wakefield


IN ATTENDANCE:        Mr J Middleton, Divisional Manager, Infrastructure Contracts

Mrs D Hunter, Community Advisor Funding and Community Contracts







1.       APOLOGIES 

Resolved: (Cr Barratt/Mr Qin)                                           Minute No. ECP 19201

“That the apologies received from Mr Ellis and Ms Wakefield be accepted and leave of absence be granted.”


There was no public comment.


There were no conflict of interest declarations.


Community Engagement Fund 2018-2019 (19/337)

Memorandum dated 21 March 2019 by the Community Advisor - Funding and Community Contracts


The Community Advisor - Funding and Community Contracts elaborated on the memorandum.


Resolved: (Mr Heslin/Mr Qin)                                            Minute No. ECP 19202

“That the Panel:

(i)            notes the Community Engagement Fund closed on 4 March 2019 and four 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)        agrees to allocating $2,074 to The Common Unity Project towards the purchase of office equipment;

(iv)        agrees to allocating $3,000 to the Naenae Menz Shed towards the purchase of a new band saw; 

(v)          agrees to allocating $2,987 to Te Awakarangi Access Trust towards stage hire costs associated with the Symphony in the Hutt event to be held at the Walter Nash Stadium on Friday 17 May 2019; and

(vi)        agrees to allocating $400 to Hutt Timebank Charity Trust towards printing Timebank material associated with their Wesley Community Action community lunches held in Naenae.”


5.       Information Items


Eastern Community Projects Fund Update (19/454)


The Community Advisor – Funding and Community Contracts and the Divisional Manager, Infrastructure Contracts made the following comments:

·                Automated External Defibrillators (AEDs)
Three AEDs were ordered through Wellington Free Ambulance and were scheduled to be installed by 24 April 2019;

·                Wellington Free Ambulance had offered AED training to those on site at the locations where the AEDs were to be installed.

·                Included on each of the AEDs were the inscription “supported by Eastern Community Panel”;


·                Water fountains
Three water fountains were scheduled to be installed by the end of April 2019.

·                New Naenae Skatepark
Due to the recent closure of Naenae Swimming Pool, this project has been put on hold.

·                Restoration of the Clocktower
Initial findings were that there was a considerable amount of restoration needed, with an initial estimate that the works would cost approximately $25,000.  It was not possible for tradespeople to inspect the clock because the steps were rotten and in need of repair. 

Members requested that officers:

(i)       Explore alternative site locations for a new skatepark in Naenae;

(ii)     explore alternative site locations for the water fountain that was to be located at Naenae Park; and 

(iii)  continue conversations regarding the clocktower. 


Meeting Dates 2019 (19/406)


Members discussed the meeting dates.


6.       QUESTIONS   

          There were no questions.


There being no further business the Chair declared the meeting closed at 7.15 pm.






Cr G Barratt





CONFIRMED as a true and correct record

Dated this 16th day of July 2019