Tuesday, 22 May 2012

WAIKOUAITI COAST COMMUNITY BOARD

by Gerard Collings, chairperson
 
As for the rest of Dunedin, this year's Long-Term Plan process has provided its challenges; the Waikouaiti Coast Community Board has (quite rightly) had to justify proposed expenditure within our area. While we were in no doubt of the need for the expansion of the Blueskin Bay Library, there was a concern that it, too, might fall victim to the Dunedin City Council's cost-saving red pen.  However, councillors have continued to confirm their support for this project, which is not only recognition of the need for the expansion but also an acknowledgement of the community's efforts in obtaining the necessary local share of the funding.  As we start getting closer to bricks and mortar it is appropriate to express a word of thanks to those who have continued to provide support for the project, and in particular the fundraising committee, being: Stuart Strachan (chairman), Alasdair Morrison, Andrew Noone, Marshall Seifert and Des Smith. The development associated with the library expansion will further enhance a key community facility within our area.

We have been advised that the Harvey Street footpath is scheduled for completion by the end of June, along with the placement of new signage on the Coastal Scenic Route, and the playground equipment upgrades in Waikouaiti, Karitane, Seacliff, and Warrington.

The DCC is currently consulting on the draft Dunedin Economic Development Strategy 2012-2022, submissions close with the council on 15 June 2012. Copies of the draft strategy and other DCC documents out for consultation are available from the DCC office and through the website http://www.dunedin.govt.nz/council-online/currently-consulting-on

The Waikouaiti Coast Communty Board's next meeting is at 5.30pm on 4 July 2012 at the Dunedin City Council, Dunedin.  Members of the public are welcome to speak during the board's public forum, however those wishing to do so need to advise Lynne Robins our Governance Support Officer (phone 477 4000) before 12 noon on the day prior to the meeting.  Remember, you can view the board's meeting agendas, reports and minutes at either the Waikouaiti or Blueskin Bay 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.

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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,

4822833

 

 

 

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