Wednesday, 22 June 2011

WAIKOUAITI COAST COMMUNITY BOARD

by Gerard Collings, Chairperson

As a result of the high wind in early May, contractors have been
engaged to fell and remove unsafe trees from the Warrington Reserve.
The timber has been sold to assist in meeting the cost of the work
involved. Please respect all warning signage and barriers. It is
timely to remind all that clear signage was installed earlier this
year stating that no vegetation is to be removed from the reserve at
all; this includes pine cones and small bits of timber. Unfortunately,
due to past abuses, we are forced to adhere to the bylaw strictly.
Approval for the removal of any material must be obtained from
Community and Recreation Services staff.

Dunedin City Council consultation on playground upgrades in our area
is scheduled to commence in July of this year. The community board
currently considers the Karitane foreshore playground our top
priority. We encourage members of our community and community groups
to actively participate in the process.

As previously advised the city council is currently consulting on
their Draft Revised Development Policy. Development contributions are
charges paid by developers (including single subdivisions) to meet the
increased demand that new properties add to services such as water and
wastewater, roads, reserves and community facilities. The board is
concerned about the draft policy and the potential effect it may have
on the potential for development in our area. A copy of the proposed
policy is available from the DCC and through the council's website
http://www.dunedin.govt.nz/council-online/currently-consulting-on
Submissions close at 5pm on 7 July 2011.

The board is currently setting up a contact list to keep community
groups and members of our community informed about meetings,
consultation, etc. If you would like to be added to the contact list
please advise either Geraldine Tait or Andy Barratt accordingly.

Following our 6 July meeting at the Civic Centre, Dunedin, the next
scheduled meeting of the community board will be at 5.30pm, 17 August
2011, in the East Otago Events Centre, Main Road, Waikouaiti. 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.

Remember, you can view the board's meeting agendas, reports and
minutes at the Blueskin and Waikouaiti libraries or through the DCC's
website at 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.

Board Contacts Home Work Mobile email
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


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