Thursday, 20 January 2011


by Gerard Collings
Happy New Year.
You will no doubt have heard that the Dunedin City Council is in the process of preparing its Draft Annual Plan.  Public consultation on the draft plan is scheduled to commence in March; we urge you to take the time to participate in the consultation and submission process.
We have organised two evenings when the community are invited to come and meet the board on an informal basis:
16 February at 7pm, Waitati Hall, and
23 February at 7pm, East Otago Events Centre Waikouaiti.
The intention of the evenings is to provide an informal setting where members of our community can sit down with a cuppa and a snack and have a chat about issues that affect our community.  Some suggestions for items to be discussed are:
  • What is your expectation of the board?
  • How can we maximise the benefits of the Rugby World Cup for our community?
  • Coastal scenic route -- what are your thoughts?
  • How can we make our community a better place to live?
  • Council's proposed Council Controlled Organisation for water and waste -- what does it mean to you?
  • Our environment -- what are your concerns?
We look forward to seeing you all there.
The board is to meet 5.30pm, 26 January, at the East Otago Events Centre, Waikouaiti. Our next scheduled meeting is 2 March at Warrington Surf Club social rooms.  
Members of the public wishing to speak at the public forum need to advise Jane Hinkley our Governance Support Officer (Phone 474 3374) 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 venue on the day of the meeting.
Remember, you can view the board's meeting agendas, reports and minutes at the Blueskin Library or through the DCC's website at
Members of the board are only too happy to hear (by phone or email) from members of the community about any issues within our area.

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Gerard Collings (Chairperson)  4657604    4707494    0274848800
Alasdair Morrison (Deputy)      4822505    4822505    0274354384
Andy Barratt                          021890048                 021890048
Andrew Noone                       4657157                     0274301727
Geraldine Tait                        4822517                     0212175492
Les Pullar                             4658138                     0274358020
Mark Brown                          4822833                                 
Gerard Collings
Waikouaiti Coast Community Board
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