Tuesday, 22 March 2011

WAIKOUAITI COAST COMMUNITY BOARD column

WAIKOUAITI COAST COMMUNITY BOARD

by Gerard Collings

At our 2 March meeting the Board received funding applications from
two community groups from the Blueskin Bay area. I am pleased to
report that funds were allocated as follows;

Waitati School PTA: $1,000.00 to assist with creating a Blueskin
community telephone directory

Blueskin A & P Society: $252.00 to assist with advertising the 2 April show

The funds have been allocated from the Board's discretionary fund.
Application forms, and guidance on applications is available through
the DCC website, Board members are also happy to provide advice.

The Board has recently had concerns raised about driver behaviour in
the vicinity of Bay Rd and Bank Rd, Warrington. Staff are
investigating the issues raised, an update on the investigations will
be provided by staff at our April meeting. I have also raised the
matter with the local police.

We have asked the DCC to endorse an extension of the Southern Scenic
route through the Waikouaiti Coast area, linking to Port Chalmers. It
is our view that the proposed extension will provide significant
benefits and opportunities for our communities.

DCC are proposing a change to their freedom camping policy, the
current policy prohibits freedom camping. The proposed policy is
intended to be more permissive, we encourage you to express your views
through the consultation process when advertised.

DCC has finalised its Draft Annual Plan, public consultation on the
draft plan is underway. This year the DCC are having a road show to
provide an opportunity for members of our community to discuss the
draft annual plan with Councillors, Board Members, and staff. The
road show will be at the Blueskin A&P show on Saturday 2 April between
10.30am and 2.30pm. We urge you to take the time to participate in the
consultation and submission process. Submissions close with the DCC
5pm 12 April 2011

The Board will next meet 5.30pm 6 April at Puketeraki Marae. Members
of the public attending the 6th April meeting are asked to be at the
Marae by 5.20pm. 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.

The following meeting will be on 25 May at Waitati Hall.

Remember you can view the Board's meeting agendas, reports and minutes
at the Blueskin Library or through the DCC's website:
http://www.dunedin.govt.nz/your-council/council-minutes

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.

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, 4822833, mark@blueskinnurseries.co.nz

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