1                  13 April 2022

HUTT CITY COUNCIL

 

Poari Hapori o Wainuiomata
Wainuiomata Community Board

 

Minutes of a meeting held via Zoom on

 Wednesday 13 April 2022 commencing at 6.38pm

 

                 

PRESENT:

Mr G Tupou (Chair)

Mr T Stallworth

(via audio-visual link)

Mr G Sue

Cr K Brown

 

APOLOGIES:                   Ms D McKinley, Mrs J Winterburn and Ms S Tuala-Le’afa[1] (for lateness)

 

IN ATTENDANCE:          Mr J Kingsbury, Head of Traffic

  (via audio-visual link)        Mr B Hu, Traffic Engineering Manager
Ms M Skinnon, Neighbourhood Facilitator

Ms K Stannard, Head of Democracy Services
Ms J Randall, Democracy Advisor

 

 

PUBLIC BUSINESS

 

 

1.       APOLOGIES

Resolved: (Mr Tupou/Mr Sue)                                             Minute No. WCB 22201

“That the apologies received from Ms D McKinley and Mrs J Winterburn be accepted and leave of absence be granted and the apology for lateness received from Ms S Tuala-Le’afa be accepted.

2.       PUBLIC COMMENT

Ms M Skinnon, Council’s Neighbourhood Facilitator, updated the Board on her role. She advised she had been appointed as a conduit between Council and the community and as an advocate for the community. She added she was looking forward to supporting the work of the Board.

 

In response to questions from members, Ms Skinnon confirmed any community initiatives, funding or projects for the Wainuiomata community fell within her purview. She said a Neighbourhood Facilitator had also been appointed to the Naenae community.

 

3.       CONFLICT OF INTEREST DECLARATIONS  

There were no conflict of interest declarations.

 

4.       Minutes

Resolved: (Mr Sue/Cr Brown)                                                                                                  Minute No. WCB 22202

“That the minutes of the meeting of the Wainuiomata Community Board held on
Wednesday, 9 February 2022, be confirmed as a true and correct record.”

  

5.

Democracy Advisor's Report (22/701)

Report No. WCB2022/2/61 by the Democracy Advisor

 

The Chair suggested that the Board purchase a wreath from its miscellaneous budget for placing at the Wainuiomata War Memorial on ANZAC Day.

 

Resolved: (Mr Tupou/Mr Stallworth)                                  Minute No. WCB 22203

“That the Board:

 

(1)   receives the report;

 

(2)   notes the Kaupapa Here Tapanga - Naming Policy 2022-2027 attached as Appendix 1 to the report;

(3)   notes the amendment to the Community Boards - Functions and Delegations as approved by Council on 23 March 2022 attached as Appendix 2 to the report; and

(4)   agrees to the purchase of a wreath to be laid at the Wainuiomata War Memorial on ANZAC Day, Monday 25 April 2022.”

 

6.

Chair's report (22/709)

Report No. WCB2022/2/62 by the Democracy Advisor

 

The Chair elaborated on the report.

 

Resolved: (Mr Tupou/Mr Sue)                                             Minute No. WCB 22204

“That the Board receives and notes the Chair’s report.”

7.       Information Item

 

Arakura Local Area Traffic Management (22/764)

Memorandum dated 28 March 2022 by the Traffic Engineering Manager

 

The Traffic Engineering Manager elaborated on the report. He advised Council would be engaging with the public on the proposed changes to traffic management via Council’s ‘Have Your Say’ webpage. He highlighted he would use social media posts and local newspapers to advertise the consultation. He added immediate residents would receive a letter-drop with information on the proposed changes and ways to give feedback. He confirmed the consultation process would take place from 26 April 2022 for three weeks with installation of the speed cushions tentatively scheduled for between September and December 2022.

In response to questions from members, the Traffic Engineering Manager explained the traffic management changes had been triggered by increased safety risks and more development in Wainuiomata. He noted the distance between the speed cushions had been optimised at 300m to avoid traffic speeding up and slowing down in between. He added the cushions were made in a way that would not impact public transport but would slow smaller vehicles travelling at excessive speed.

The Head of Transport advised that safety was now a key focus for Council’s Transport team.

The Chair noted the consultation was an opportunity for the Board to encourage residents to submit feedback.

 

Resolved: (Mr Tupou/Mr Sue)                                                                                           Minute No. WCB 22205

“That the Board receives and notes the memorandum.”

8.       QUESTIONS

There were no questions.

 

 

There being no further business the Chair declared the meeting closed at 7.12 pm.

 

 

 

 

 

G Tupou

CHAIR

 

 

 

 

CONFIRMED as a true and correct record

Dated this 22nd day of June 2022



[1] Ms S Tuala Le’afa was not present at the meeting.