Eastbourne Community Board



14 August 2019




Order Paper for the meeting to be held in the

East Harbour Women's Clubrooms, 145 Muritai Road, Eastbourne,







Tuesday 20 August 2019 commencing at 7.15pm











Virginia Horrocks (Chair)

Murray Gibbons

Robert Ashe

Liz Knight

Anna Sutherland (Deputy Chair)


Cr Tui Lewis

Cr Michael Lulich






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community boards – functions and delegations 

This document records the delegation of Council functions, responsibilities, duties, and powers to Community Boards. 

The Community Boards have been established under section 49 of the Local Government Act 2002 to represent, and act as an advocate for, the interests of their community. 

The delegations are expressed in general terms.  The delegations shall be exercised with proper regard for the Council’s strategic direction, policies, plans, Standing Orders and its interpretation of its statutory obligations.  The delegations are to be read together with the following propositions.

These delegations are based on the following principles:

·                Issues relevant to a specific community should be decided as closely as possible to that community.  Where an issue has city-wide implications, ie any effects of the decision cross a ward or community boundary or have consequences for the city as a whole, the matter will be decided by Council after seeking a recommendation from the relevant Community Board or (any ambiguity around the interpretation of “city-wide” will be determined by the Mayor and Chief Executive in consultation with the relevant Chair);

·                Efficient decision-making should be paramount;

·                Conflicts of interest should be avoided and risks minimised;

·                To ensure processes are free from bias and pre-determination Community Boards should not adjudicate on issues on which they have advocated or wish to advocate to Council;

·                Community Boards should proactively and constructively engage with residents on local matters that affect the community they represent and raise with Council issues raised with them by their community and advocate on behalf of their community.

These delegations:

(a)        do not delegate any function, duty or power which a statute (for example section 53(3) and clause 32(1) of Schedule 7 of the Local Government Act 2002) prohibits from being delegated;

(b)        are subject to and do not affect any delegation which the Council has already made or subsequently makes to any other committee, Council officer or other member of staff;

(c)        are subject to any other statutory requirements that may apply to a particular delegation;

(d)       are subject to any notice issued by the Council, from time to time, to a Community Board that a particular issue must be referred to Council for decision;

(e)        reflect that decisions with significant financial implications should be made by Council (or a committee with delegated authority);

(f)         promote centralisation of those functions where the appropriate expertise must be ensured; and

(g)        reflect that all statutory and legal requirements must be met.



·             Naming new roads and alterations to street names (in the Community Board’s area).

·             Official naming of parks, reserves and sports grounds within the provisions of Council’s Naming Policy. Note [1]

·             Removal and/or planting of street trees within the provisions of Council’s Operational Guide for Urban Forest Plan where a dispute arises that cannot be resolved at officer level.  Note [2]

·             The granting of leases and licences in terms of Council policy to voluntary organisations for Council owned properties in their local area, for example, halls, but not including the granting of leases and licences to community houses and centres.

·             The granting of rights-of-way and other easements over local purpose reserves and granting of leases or licences on local purpose reserves.

·             The granting of leases and licences for new activities in terms of Council policy to community and commercial organisations over recreation reserves subject to the provisions of the Reserves Act 1977 and land managed as reserve subject to the provisions of the Local Government 2002, in their local area.  (Note:  renewal of existing leases and licences will be reported once a year to Council’s City Development Committee).

·             The allocation of funding from the Community Engagement Fund in accordance with Council’s adopted guidelines.

·             Expenditure of funds allocated by the Council to the Board from the Miscellaneous Budget to cover expenditure associated with the activities of the Board.  The Chair to approve expenditure, in consultation with the Board, and forward appropriate documentation to the Committee Advisor for authorisation.  Boards must not exceed their annual expenditure from the Miscellaneous Budget.

·             The allocation of funding for the training and development of Community Board or members, including formal training courses, attendance at seminars or attendance at relevant conferences.

Consider and make recommendations to Council on:

·             Particular issues notified from time to time by Council to the Community Board.

·             Roading issues considered by the Mayor and Chief Executive to be strategic due to their significance on a city-wide basis, including links to the State Highway, or where their effects cross ward or community boundaries.

·             Parks, reserves and sports ground naming for sites that have a high profile, city-wide importance due to their size and location and/or cross ward or community boundaries.

·             Representatives to any Council committee, subcommittee, subordinate decision-making body, working group, or ad hoc group on which a Community Board representative is required by Council.

·             The setting, amending or revoking of speed limits in accordance with the Hutt City Council Bylaw 2005 Speed Limits, including the hearing of any submissions.


Provide their local community’s input on:

·             Council’s Long Term Plan and/or Annual Plan.

·             Council’s policies, programmes (including the District Roading Programme) and bylaws.

·             Changes or variations to the District Plan.

·             Resource management issues which it believes are relevant to its local community, through advocacy.

·             The disposal or acquisition of significant assets.

·             Road safety including road safety education within its area.

·             Any other issues a Board believes is relevant to its local area.

·             Review Local Community Plans as required.

Reports may be prepared by the Board and presented to Council Committees, along with an officer’s recommendation, for consideration.

Any submissions lodged by a Board or Committee require formal endorsement by way of resolution.

Co-ordinate with Council staff:

·             Local community consultation on city-wide issues on which the Council has called for consultation.


·             An overview of roadworks, water supply, sewerage, stormwater drainage, waste management and traffic management for its local area.

·             An overview of parks, recreational facilities and community activities within its local area.


·             Community Response Plans in close consultation with the Wellington Region Emergency Management Office, emergency organisations, the community, residents’ associations, other community groups, and local businesses.   The Community Response Plans will be reviewed on an annual basis.


·             Local community awards.


·             Recreational facilities and opportunities in its area with a view to ensure maximum usage.

·             Arts and crafts in its area.


·             A liaison member or, where appropriate, representatives to ad hoc bodies, which are involved in community activities within the Board’s area, on which a community representative is sought.


·         Amendments to the Eastbourne Community Trust Deed (Eastbourne Community Board only).



The Eastbourne Community Board, representing the people of Eastbourne;

Recognises that we are part of a community living in a unique environment,


Believes that we have been entrusted with the care of an environment which is a major asset of the Wellington region,


Desires to conserve and enhance this asset for the  enjoyment  of  future generations of residents and visitors, and therefore;


Acknowledges and promotes the key characteristics of Eastbourne and the Bays as:

1.    A community situated on the coast of Wellington harbour, bounded by the sea on the one side and on the other by bush-clad hills;

2.    A community comprising a string of smaller communities, with residential areas of low-rise, low-density housing, interspersed with many trees;

3.    A community in which the citizens care and respect each other’s differences and right to quiet enjoyment of their surroundings;

4.    A community where industry and commerce have developed without detriment to the natural environment;

5.    A community where the arts are valued and where participation in theatre, painting, pottery, music, gardening and sports is actively fostered and encouraged ;

6.    A community concerned for the welfare of the young and the old where the elderly may retire in dignity, where families have access to facilities to raise their children in an environment which promotes safety and well-being;

7.    A community which values and encourages preservation of its heritage and history.



It is our stated intent that the recognition of these principles and acceptance of the key characteristics will underlie the activities which we as a community and board undertake, and that they will provide the criteria against which, and within which, any district plans, strategic plans or developmental or organisational initiatives may be assessed.





Eastbourne Community Board


Meeting to be held in the East Harbour Women's Clubrooms, 145 Muritai Road, Eastbourne on

 Tuesday 20 August 2019 commencing at 7.15pm.




Public Business


1.       APOLOGIES 

No apologies have been received.

2.       Welcomes and Valedictories (19/1050)



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

4.       Presentation

Presentation by Local Councillor from Greater Wellington Regional Council (19/983)

A verbal update by Cr Prue Lamason from Greater Wellington Regional Council



6.       Minutes

Meeting minutes Eastbourne Community Board, 25 June 2019                         11    

7.       Notice of Motion - Ms V Horrocks - Moratorium on Water Bottling (19/1039)

Report No. ECB2019/4/160 by the Committee Advisor                                    19

8.       Chair's Report (19/1002)

Report No. ECB2019/4/76 by the Chair                                                             22

9.       Committee Advisor's Report (19/1001)

Report No. ECB2019/4/9 by the Committee Advisor                                        25  


10.     Reports from representatives on local organisations

a)      Keep Hutt City Beautiful (19/940)

Report No. ECB2019/4/77 by the Chair                                                    29

b)      Educating Residents Around Trapping (ERAT) Steering Group (19/978)

Verbal update by Ms Sutherland

c)       Days Bay Wharf Steering Group (19/979)

Verbal update by the Chair or Mr Ashe.

d)      Eastbourne Youth Workers' Trust (19/980)

Verbal update by Ms Knight.

e)      Okiwi Trust (19/982)

Report No. ECB2019/4/78 by the Committee Advisor                             31   


With reference to section 32 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.   




Judy Randall



                                                                      18                                                 25 June 2019



Eastbourne Community Board


Minutes of a meeting held in the East Harbour Women's Clubrooms, 145 Muritai Road Eastbourne on

 Tuesday 25 June 2019 commencing at 7.15pm




Mr R Ashe

Mr M Gibbons


Ms V Horrocks (Chair)



Ms A Sutherland (Deputy Chair)



Cr T Lewis

Cr M Lulich



APOLOGIES:                  Ms L Knight


IN ATTENDANCE:        Mr B Kibblewhite, General Manager, Corporate Services

                                           Mr A Marsh, Team Leader Parks

Ms J Randall, Committee Advisor





A minute’s silence was observed for Mr I Young, former chair of the Eastbourne Community Board.


The Chair noted Mr Young was well known as an active member of the Eastbourne Community.


Mr D Wilshere, former Chair of the Eastbourne Community Board added that Mr Young had great respect for his community and was kind and good to those who worked with him.


Mr M Gibbons remembered Mr Young as a person who got results and said he would be sadly missed.


1.       APOLOGIES

Resolved: (Ms Horrocks/Ms Sutherland)                           Minute No. ECB 19301

 “That the apology received from Ms Knight be accepted and leave of absence be granted.”


The Chair foreshadowed an amendment to her Climate Change Declaration notice of motion. She advised the intention to add a request that Council declare a Climate Change Emergency loudly and clearly and with a timeframe for action.


Comments are recorded under the item to which they relate. 


Speaking under public comment, Ms F Maxwell advised Council had resolved the issue of a sign prohibiting motorbikes on Maire Road which had been raised at the previous meeting. She noted that signs prohibiting freedom camping were still a problem and she requested assistance from the Board to resolve the issue. The Chair agreed to discuss the matter with Council officers.


Speaking under public comment, Ms M Hutchins  expressed support for Council funding for the Mitchell Park Tennis Centre (the Centre). She stressed the importance of the Centre for Lower Hutt and its role as a training centre to help players reach national competition standards.


Speaking under public comment, a resident noted that Eastbourne buses provided very little help for the elderly. She said drivers needed to be reminded to kneel the bus so the elderly could enter. 



There were no conflict of interest declarations.

4.       Minutes

Resolved: (Mr Ashe/Mr Gibbons)                                       Minute No. ECB 19302

“That the minutes of the meeting of the Eastbourne Community Board held on Tuesday, 9 April 2019, be confirmed as a true and correct record.”



Precedence of Business


Resolved: (Ms Horrocks/Mr Gibbons)                                Minute No. ECB 19303

“That, in terms of Standing Order 10.4, precedence be accorded to item 8 dealing with Declaration of a Climate Emergency.”

The item is recorded in the order in which it was listed on the order paper.

5.       Reports referred for Board input before being considered by Subcommittee of Council

Double Decker Clearance Infrastructure Eastbourne (19/772)

Report No. ECB2019/3/118 by the Traffic Engineer - Network Operations

The Traffic Engineer - Network Operations elaborated on the report.

Mr R Malcolm, a representative of Greater Wellington Regional Council (GWRC) advised that single deck buses had been striking some trees on their route and he recognised that double decker buses would exacerbate the problem. He said GWRC had engaged with nearby residents and they had agreed to the trees being trimmed back. He advised GWRC was using broken lines to create a carriageway for buses and cars to follow which would keep traffic away from trees.  He said one resident was opposed to the relocation of the bus stop because of the expected view from their driveway.

In response to questions from members, the Traffic Engineer - Network Operations said he had sent a letter to the residents at 193 Muritai Road but had no response. He said he was reviewing the road markings to ensure he was not creating pinch points for cyclists when cars were passing on both sides of the road. He advised he had not held discussions with the Hutt Cycle Network.

Mr Ashe requested that the proposal be reevaluated with cyclists in mind. He noted there were many cyclists and he did not want to increase their vulnerability on the road.

The Traffic Engineer - Network Operations, said he would consult with cyclists once the final road markings were completed. He said if the lines were not satisfactory, Council would change the road markings. He agreed to send members an updated plan.

Resolved: (Ms Horrocks/Mr Gibbons)                      Minute No. ECB 19304

“That the Traffic Subcommittee recommends that Council:

(i)    approves the realignment of the centreline along Muritai Road, as shown attached as Appendix 1 to the report;

(ii)   approves the installation of edge lines along Muritai Road, as shown attached as Appendix 1 to the report;

(iii)  approves the relocation of a Bus stop along Muritai Road, as shown attached as Appendix 2 to the report; and

(iv)  approves the installation of No Stopping At All Times restrictions along Muritai Road, close to corners and bends, as shown attached as Appendix 1 and Appendix 2 to the report.”

For the reasons the proposed changes would:

-      improve road safety and accessibility on the street for the benefit of all road users;

-      promote compliance with the Land Transport (Road User) Rule 2004; and

-      support Council’s Parking Policy 2017.



Chair's Report (19/764)

Report No. ECB2019/3/62 by the Chair


The Chair elaborated on the report.


Resolved: (Ms Horrocks/Cr Lulich)                                   Minute No. ECB 19305

 “That the Board notes the report.”


Committee Advisor's Report (19/734)

Report No. ECB2019/3/7 by the Committee Advisor


Resolved: (Ms Horrocks/Cr Lewis)                                     Minute No. ECB 19306

“That the Board receives the report.”


Notice of Motion –  MS V HORROCKS - Declaration of a climate emergency (19/774)

Report No. ECB2019/3/119 by the Committee Advisor


Speaking under public comment, Mr M Young expressed support for the motion. He thanked the Board for proposing a clear and ambitious declaration that went beyond ‘business as usual.’


Speaking under public comment, Mr J Horrocks expressed support for the motion. He noted vehicle emissions were continuing to rise due to a lack of fuel regulations and more polluting vehicles. He said local and central governments needed to take responsibility for creating change and ensuring more electric vehicles were on the roads.


Speaking under public comment, Ms G Anderson, New Zealand Labour Party List MP, expressed support for the motion. She noted commitments to carbon reduction had already been made by central government but recognised more was needed. She considered diverse transport options needed to be more available.


Speaking under public comment, Ms F Millington expressed support for a stronger motion that included acknowledgement there was an environmental emergency. She noted contaminants were affecting the environment on a significant scale. She suggested community think tanks so the issue could be tackled collectively.


Speaking under public comment, Mr S Magnusson expressed support for the amended motion as foreshadowed by the Chair. He said he had read the 2018 International Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) report and noted climate change adaptations needed to be substantial in order to make a difference by 2030. He agreed there was also an environmental emergency and materials needed to become more sustainable.


Speaking under public comment, Mr D Wilshere expressed support for the motion. He agreed the world’s existence was threatened and strong action was needed. He said it was imperative to join with other bodies around the world to plan for climate change.


Speaking under public comment, Mr G Parr expressed support for the motion but was doubtful that politicians would want to deliver unpopular lifestyle changes. He noted that despite the effects of human consumption on climate change, central government was pursuing increased tourism. He noted politicians wanted to offer tax cuts but considered higher taxes were needed to tackle climate change mitigation.


Speaking under public comment, Mr H Morison advised flooding risks from climate change were serious. He noted Hohepa Homes in Clive was moving location due to the increasing risk of flooding from climate change. He believed a wall was needed around the East Harbour bays to protect the area from sea level rise. He suggested the existing wall around much of the Wellington and Petone bays could be continued around Eastbourne. He considered the project should begin immediately before flooding became an issue.


Speaking under public comment, Mr E Mills expressed opposition to the motion and in particular he opposed the use of the word ‘emergency.’ He did not consider weather related matters an emergency and believed the word would scare children. He noted sea levels had not risen to the levels predicted by scientists. He believed that carbon dioxide levels rose as a result of temperatures, rather than temperatures rising as a result of carbon dioxide.


Speaking under public comment, Mr R Sutherland expressed support for the motion. He noted the 2018 Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) report was compelling and recognised climate change was already happening.  He acknowledged the impacts of climate change on future generations and believed it necessary to move beyond aspirations and take action. He considered that Council should prioritise infrastructure such as effective cycle ways. He noted there would be a cost to taking action and this needed to be understood and accepted.


Speaking under public comment, Ms F Rashbrooke, a representative of the East Harbour Environmental Association, expressed support for the motion. She said she hoped the Board would take action and the community would be involved in any action taken.  


Speaking under public comment, Ms C Denniston advised some areas of Lower Hutt such as Petone and Eastbourne were already areas for planned retreat in the event of sea level rise. She said reducing funding for infrastructure in these areas should be a consideration in future planning.

The Chair elaborated on the memorandum.  She advised the motion was put to provide impetus to political commitment and action on planning for climate change. She hoped that the incoming Board elected in October 2019 would facilitate groups in the Eastbourne community to look at adaptation and reducing the local carbon footprint.

The Chair proposed amendments to the motion to strengthen it’s message.

Cr Lulich recognised urgent action was needed on climate change. He noted Petone and the Eastern Bays would be particularly affected by the impacts. He believed the Chair’s motion would send a strong message to Council that resources were required for an active response.

In response to a question from a member, young people in attendance agreed that ‘emergency’ was an appropriate word for the threat of climate change and that it reflected the urgency and the priority the issue should be given.

Ms Sutherland expressed support for the motion and expressed interest in investigating what could be done locally in response to the climate change declaration.

Cr Lewis expressed support for the motion. She considered that by declaring a climate emergency Council would be encouraged to demonstrate it was actively working on the issue. She acknowledged Council was working with Wellington Water Ltd on the problem. She agreed a community think tank would be a positive action that could be undertaken locally.

 Mr Ashe expressed support for the motion and described it as a small but significant step. He said it was encouraging that more than half of New Zealand now believed that climate change was real. He believed climate change was a significant challenge and he recognised the Eastbourne community had a part to play in activating change.

The Chair advised the Board’s resolution would be distributed to the Council meeting to be held on 27 June 2019.


Resolved: (Ms Horrocks/Mr Ashe)                                     Minute No. ECB 19307

“That the Board:

(i)         declares a climate emergency in recognition of the urgent need to protect the future of today’s community and those who will follow us;

(ii)        urges Council to join other local authorities in declaring a climate emergency;

(iii)       urges Council to declare an emergency loudly and clearly and explain why it is doing it;

(iv)       urges Council to make a clear commitment to making big reductions before 2030; and

(v)        urges Council to make climate change an integral part of planning and decision making, including specific goals and objectives that are regularly audited.”


Tree Maintenance at HW Shortt Park (19/827)

Report No. ECB2019/3/126 by the Team Leader Parks


The Chair advised that the resident who raised this issue had expressed a wish that the officer’s recommendation was not actioned.

The Divisional Manager, Parks and Recreation, agreed in light of the response from the resident, no further action on the trees would be taken.


Resolved: (Mr Ashe/Mr Gibbons)                                       Minute No. ECB 19308

“That the Board:

(i)    considers the options  as outlined in paragraph 16; and

(ii)   agrees to proceed with option A, to do nothing.”

For the reason that the resident concerned does not support the officer’s recommendation.

 10.    Information Item


Community Board Conference 2019 (19/695)

Memorandum dated 28 May 2019 by the Committee Advisor


Mr Gibbons elaborated on the memorandum. He advised many speakers at the conference spoke on looming climate change issues and the need to start addressing these. He said there was significant discussion on new technology and its benefits and issues for users. He added there was strong advocacy for a voice for youth and he noted 25% of the Local Government New Zealand National Council members were under 25 years old. He thanked Ms Hanna, Chair of the Petone Community Board, for writing the report. 


Resolved: (Ms Horrocks/Cr Lewis)                           Minute No. ECB 19309

“That the Board notes and receives the report from Mr Gibbons attached as Appendix 1 to the memorandum.”


11.     Reports from representatives on local organisations


Okiwi Trust (19/735)

The Chair advised that the Trust did not have enough volunteer drivers to take older residents to appointments, but otherwise it was running well. She suggested the Eastbourne Herald might publicise the need for more drivers.


Educating Residents Around Trapping (ERAT) Steering Group (19/736)

Ms Sutherland advised there had been an increase in rats in some areas because of a significant mast year.  She added the Eastern Bays had good trap coverage and plenty of rats were being caught.


Days Bay Wharf Steering Group (19/737)

The Chair advised she was waiting for an update from Council’s Strategic Advisor on the surface planned for the Days Bay Wharf.


Eastbourne Youth Workers' Trust (19/738)

There was no report.


Keep Hutt City Beautiful (19/739)

There was no report.


12.     QUESTIONS   

Mr Gibbons noted the recently opened skate board ramp had been enjoyed by many young people. He said he had not noticed any issues caused by extra activity in the area.


Cr Lewis advised there had been some issues raised about people sleeping in cars around the Eastern Bays area. She said there was hope that some of the city’s homeless could be cared for with the opening of Britannia House in Petone. She advised the house was now tenanted by the City Mission as a facility for the homeless with wrap-around services.


The Committee Advisor advised the resource consent fee for the Lowry Bay Emergency Hub would be paid by residents who applied for the consent.



There being no further business the Chair declared the meeting closed at 9.02 pm.







Ms V Horrocks





CONFIRMED as a true and correct record

Dated this 20th day of August 2019



                                                                                      20                                                       20 August 2019

Eastbourne Community Board

08 August 2019




File: (19/1039)



Report no: ECB2019/4/160


Notice of Motion - Ms V Horrocks - Moratorium on Water Bottling


Purpose of Report

1.    To consider a Notice of Motion received from Ms Virginia Horrocks, Chair of the Eastbourne Community Board.


That the Board:

(i)    requests central government and/or Greater Wellington Regional Council, with due respect to all of the four community well-beings (social, environmental, economic and cultural) in the Local Government Act, to place an immediate moratorium on any current consents for the extraction of Waiwhetu aquifer water for water bottling purposes;

(ii)   also requests that any future such applications are put out for public consultation; and

(iii)  asks that Hutt City Council assists in achieving these two outcomes.




2.    The Chief Executive has accepted a Notice of Motion from Ms Horrocks as it meets the requirements of sections 27.1 and 27.2 contained in Council’s Standing Orders. This Notice of Motion is for inclusion on the agenda for the Eastbourne Community Board meeting to be held on 20 August 2019.

3.    Ms Horrocks proposes to move the motion as stated in the Recommendations section above. The Notice of Motion is attached as Appendix 1 to the report.






Notice of Motion






Author: Judy Randall

Committee Advisor





Approved By: Kathryn Stannard

Divisional Manager, Democratic Services


Attachment 1

Notice of Motion


                                                                                      22                                                       20 August 2019

-Eastbourne Community Board

01 August 2019




File: (19/1002)





Report no: ECB2019/4/76


Chair's Report








That the Board notes the report.









Chair's Report August 2019










Author: Virginia Horrocks





Attachment 1

Chair's Report August 2019


Farewells and best wishes


This is the last ECB meeting for three of our members: Liz Knight, Robert Ashe and Anna Sutherland. All have taken on a specific role as well as being part of the Board group. Anna has kept us in touch with ERAT, Liz has been our contact with WREMO and emergency management and Rob has spearheaded action on enhancing the dunes.


We also farewell for this triennium our councillors Tui Lewis and Michael Lulich. Tui and Michael have worked tirelessly for the Eastbourne Community, particularly in pushing for the Shared Path and for Council to begin serious action on climate change. Although Tui and Michael’s term ends with this triennium we may yet see them both back in action; Tui is standing for the Harbour Ward and Michael to represent the city as a whole. We wish them both all the best for their campaigns.


This has been a very harmonious board, working democratically and positively, including on some contentious issues. I thank them all, and of course Murray Gibbons who is not retiring, for their contribution to the Board and community.


We also welcome tonight new candidates for the ECB, Bruce Spedding, Belinda Moss, Frank Vickers and Phil Sprey. They join Murray Gibbons and me as contenders for the new community board.  All the best to all of us.



Chair’s Report ECB 20 August 2019




What have we done in the last triennium?

Working with the community we have supported the installation of the lovely bird mosaics in Rimu Street and the development of the historical trail. Special thanks to Murray for both of these.


The board was unanimous in its support of the skate ramp which has proved to be a great success. I constantly meet people who say how much they enjoy seeing the number of young and not so young loving that ramp. It has also proved to be multi-purpose as a slide for the very young as well as a scooter and skate ramp for all ages.


The recent climate emergency declaration was a major moment for this Board. However it was only the beginning of community action which I hope will be taken on by the new Board.


The plinth in Williams Park describing the natural and human history of Days Bay was another community effort. We thank Don Long, George Gibbs and Simon Hoyle for their inspiration and slightly terrifying efficiency in designing this. I constantly see visitors reading the information and talking about it with their children.


The Community Board cannot claim credit for the renewal of Rona and Days Bay wharves which are council projects but we did lobby hard for their inclusion in Council budgets. Residents have expressed delight with Rona wharf and we are impressed with the quality of work so far on the Days Bay wharf.  Days Bay residents have now been invited to contribute ideas on how best to accommodate fishers, ferry commuters, jumpers and swimmers and its role in an emergency. We can expect some lively discussions.



What’s ahead?


Yet again the shared path! Ongoing but never to be abandoned by Eastbourne.  Some final requests have been made to the designers which should be completed any day and we are ready to gather community support for the resource consent.


The electric ferry, described by Jeremy Ward to a packed Days Bay AGM, is a huge and exciting project. Jeremy has just been in Amsterdam to talk about what he is doing, building the first electric ferry in the southern hemisphere with a superb team of world class experts.  We hope the ferry will be in service early next year. It will expand our commuter service and I hope we will be able to get some synchronizing of bus services and ferries. Something for the new Board to push for.


Double decker buses are coming to us so that will be interesting. We hope they will be an improvement to our public transport.​​


Old Eastbourne Borough Council landfill


In the light of concerns about problems with old landfills around the country, I contacted Bruce Sherlock at Council for information about the old Eastbourne Borough Council landfill in Gollan’s Valley.  I have been informed that Council has been monitoring the site for many years and undertaking minor tidy up works as/when/if necessary, as they do with all old/closed landfills in the city. There have been no changes or cause for concern with the site and the landowner is happy with the current arrangements.

Water and the aquifer


We share concern with Petone and Wainuiomata about consents to take water for bottling from the Hutt aquifer. There is a motion expressing our concern on this agenda and we will be hearing from our GWRC representative Prue Lamason on the situation with regard to this issue.


Carbon Workshop


At a Council workshop on 8 August Joern Scherzer, Council’s Sustainability and Resilience Manager, outlined comprehensive plans for a clear carbon reduction plan for Council itself and what will be needed to reduce the city’s emissions. It was encouraging to see how quickly and clearly these plans are moving and the recognition that a reduction of 20% by 2025 is needed if we are to reach carbon zero by 2050. A paper to be presented next month will have more specific detail. Even Wellington Water has developed an emission reduction plan. It was also clear that this would not be easy.



Virginia Horrocks

Eastbourne Community Board



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Eastbourne Community Board

01 August 2019




File: (19/1001)





Report no: ECB2019/4/9


Committee Advisor's Report





1.    Purpose of Report

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



That the Board notes and receives the report.



2.    Council’s Current Consultations and Community Engagement

Please see below a current proposal Council is consulting on. This can be viewed on Council’s website


Consulting on

Closing date

Wainuiomata Reserves Review

15  September 2019


For the latest updates on what is happening in Naenae and to leave comments, visit

3.    2018/19 Administration and Training Budget

A break down of expenditure for the 2018/19 year is attached as Appendix 1 to the report.


Miscellaneous Administration





Expenditure at 30 June 2019








4.    2019/20 Administration and Training Budget

The Board’s Miscellaneous Administration budget for the 2019/20 financial year is $5,000.00.  Expenditure to date is $282.97.

The Board’s training budget for the 2019/20 financial year is $3,000.00.  There has been no expenditure to date.

A breakdown of expenditure is attached as Appendix 2 to the report.







Eastbourne Community Board expenditure to year end 30 June 2019



Eastbourne Community Board expenditure from 1 July 2019 to August 2019








Author: Judy Randall

Committee Advisor







Approved By: Kathryn Stannard

Divisional Manager, Democratic Services

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Eastbourne Community Board expenditure to year end 30 June 2019


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Eastbourne Community Board expenditure from 1 July 2019 to August 2019



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Eastbourne Community Board

15 July 2019




File: (19/940)





Report no: ECB2019/4/77


Keep Hutt City Beautiful







That the report be noted and received.









Keep Hutt City Beautiful update










Author: Virginia Horrocks





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Keep Hutt City Beautiful update


Litter focused Activities Planned for Keep New Zealand Beautiful Week 2019  
9-15 September


App called Litterati – a mobile app to track and reduce litter.  It is available via Kickstarter, enabling them to raise $51,432 through 574 backers.  Check it out:


During Keep New Zealand Beautiful Week, “Ploggathons” being organised on nine beaches around the greater Wellington region.  These will include in Lower Hutt: Petone, Days Bay and Rona Bay.


One key source of windblown litter (evidenced by photos) is from Petone building sites and big box stores. There is an inter-divisional group meeting to address the challenges of building-site waste led by the Council Team Leader Resource Consents, Parvati Rotherham.  Progress has been made in investigating legal mechanisms that might be used.


Waste Warriors Award Scheme

Members of Kiwi Conservation Clubs (KCC), supported by Eastbourne resident Rebecca Browne, are creating a programme to support kids and young people to develop and maintain better habits in dealing with waste.  The scheme will provide participants with positive recognition by their schools, communities and whanau.



Community Based/Led Action

Hutt City Libraries

Check out The library has supported a range of activities and presentations supporting sustainability and resilience in our city.  The funding our group received from Hutt City Council through the last Long Term Plan has enabled much of this.


Discussions and Planned Actions

Council’s Trade Waste Manager Gordon George has been working with McDonald’s Hutt Valley franchise owner Chris Boon to support installation of LittaTraps, particularly in their carparks to prevent litter escaping through storm water drains to waterways.


There is some signage appearing in some McDonald’s stores to say straws will be provided only if asked for. This group might consider using personal contacts to encourage this.


Other actions include struggling to connect with the current Kiwi Rail Access Manager (not proving easy) to support rail corridor clean ups; stopping some wind-blown litter going under fences by the Petone Railway Station by installing lengths of wood along the fence bottoms; and looking at including in a new bylaw, action to curb the rubbish from the big box stores’ bins blowing around.





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Eastbourne Community Board

29 July 2019




File: (19/982)





Report no: ECB2019/4/78


Okiwi Trust





1.    An update by the Chair



That the report be noted and received.









Okiwi Trust report










Author: Judy Randall

Committee Advisor




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Okiwi Trust report




Okiwi Trust Report to ECB meeting August 2019


Over the winter the numbers of clients requiring drivers has been lower than in summer, just 14 clients in June. This is partly because there is no one attending any day care sessions at Woburn.

Two former Eastbourne residents who are now in residential homes in Petone, continue to come to our Lighthouse Theatre sessions. Both families have expressed their appreciation as they feel it is important for their parent to continue to feel part of our community. Their friends back here also love catching up with them at these events, as it is often the only chance they get to see each other.

A recent advertisement for more drivers on The Eastbourne Community Facebook page resulted in 3 new volunteers, very welcome at a time when many are drawn to overseas warmth.

Good Bitches Baking (GBB) are now offering a wide variety of baked goodies at no cost to the Trust. This is much appreciated. 

The Trust is in good shape.

Virginia Horrocks

[1] This excludes sites that are considered high profile, significant on a city-wide basis due to their size and location, or where the site crosses ward or community boundaries.

[2] The Operational Guide for Urban Forest Plan is available from Council’s Parks and Gardens Division.