Thursday, 23 May 2013


by Gerard Collings, Chair

Blueskin Bay Library.  The official opening of the Blueskin Bay Library extension was held on 4 May.  It was great to see so many locals and supporters at the opening.  It was a time of tribute to those who got behind the project: those in the funding committee, city councillors, funding organisations, and those who contributed their time and money, too many to list here.

I would like to express thanks both personally and on behalf of the Waikouaiti Coast Community Board to Alasdair Morrison for his tireless efforts in driving this project through to a successful end.  Alasdair has shown a dogged commitment over the last six years to this project.  He is the first to acknowledge and praise the efforts of those that have assisted along the way.  The Blueskin community now have a facility to be proud of, a facility that will serve it well into the future.  Alasdair, thank you.

Carey's Creek bridge remedial work.  Work has commenced on the necessary remedial and strengthening work on the Carey's Creek bridge, Coast Road. The work is likely to continue through to late July or August. 

Dunedin City Council Annual Plan.  The board has yet to receive a response to its submission on the draft Annual Plan. I expect to be in a position to update you on the DCC's response in the next newsletter.

Waikouaiti Amateur Musical and Theatrical Society.  I have just had the pleasure of being thoroughly entertained at the opening night of this year's show by the Waikouaiti Amateur Musical and Theatrical Society at the East Otago Events Centre.  It is particularly pleasing to see the participation of so many members of our community from Waitati through to Palmerston. The show is a credit to the organisers, production team, and cast.  

DCC documents.  Copies of DCC documents out for consultation are available from the council's office and through its website

WCCB meetings.  The Waikouaiti Coast Community Board's next meeting is at 5.30pm on 29 May at the Warrington Surf Club.  The following meeting will be at 5.30pm on 3 July in the Karitane Hall.

Members of the public are welcome to speak at the board's public forum, however those wishing to do so need to advise Wendy Collard, 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 either the Waikouaiti or Blueskin libraries 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.


Board Contacts





The Board

Gerard Collings (Chairperson),




Alasdair Morrison (Deputy),




Andy Barratt,




Andrew Noone




Geraldine Tait,




Les Pullar,




Mark Brown,





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