Sunday, 21 November 2010

WAIKOUAITI COAST COMMUNITY BOARD column

Photo: Les Pullar, Mark Brown, Geraldine Tait, Gerard Collings (Chairperson),
Andy Barratt, Alasdair Morrison (Deputy), Andrew Noone (Councillor)
Photo courtesy East Otago Review

WAIKOUAITI COAST COMMUNITY BOARD

by Gerard Collings

Well it's a new triennium and a new board.
First of all I wish thank the two retiring board members Murray Holland and
Nancy Higgins for the time and effort they have put in to serving
our community.

The board has a key role in presenting community issues and
concerns to the Dunedin City Council, it is also important that
the board actively identify, encourage, and assist with initiatives
that enhance the social, economic, and environmental well
being of our area.

Over the last few weeks members of the board have expressed a
very real desire to ensure that we engage and communicate
effectively with you the residents and ratepayers in our
community. It is intended that the board will hold two informal
public meetings early in the New Year (dates and venues to be
advised). In addition to the public meetings the board will be
looking to meet informally with special interest groups, businesses, and public and service organisations within our community.

At our November board meeting we set up two working groups:

1. Rugby World Cup: to develop a project plan/strategy for presentation to the Boards January meeting to enable the Board to assist our community in maximising the potential benefits of the rugby world cup. Members of the working group are Andrew Noone, Alasdair Morrison, and Gerard Collings.

2. Coastal scenic route: to develop a project plan/strategy for the creation and promotion of a coastal scenic route within our area. Members of the working group are Andy Barratt, Les Pullar, Mark Brown, Geraldine Tait, and Gerard Collings.

Members of the respective working groups are only too happy to hear (by phone or email) from members of the community that have suggestions relevant to the projects.

The Board's next meeting is 5.30pm 26 January at the East Otago Events Centre, Waikouaiti. Members of the public wishing to speak at the public
forum need to advise Jane Hinkley our Governance Support Officer (Phone 4743374) before 12 noon on the day prior to the meeting.

In addition to the public forum, Board members will be available to meet informally with members of the public between 4.30 and 5.30pm at the Events Centre on the day of the meeting.

Finally, we wish you all a safe and enjoyable festive season.


Board Contacts

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Gerard Collings (Chairperson),

4657604

4707494

0274848800

gerard.collings @xtra.co.nz

Alasdair Morrison (Deputy),

4822505

4822505

0274354384

info @calmarine.co.nz

Andy Barratt,

021890048


021890048

asbarratt @farmside.co.nz

Andrew Noone

4657157


0274301727

anoone @dcc.govt.nz

Geraldine Tait,

4822517


0212175492

gstait @clear.net.nz

Les Pullar,

4658138


0274358020

lesgwen.pullar @xtra.co.nz

Mark Brown,

4822011

4822011


blueskin @xtra.co.nz




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