Friday, 28 June 2013

Waikouaiti Coast Community Board

By Gerard Collings, Chairperson

Carey's Creek Bridge Remedial Work

Work is continuing on the necessary remedial and strengthening work on Carey's Creek Bridge, Coast Road. The work is likely to continue through to late July/August.

Community Board Discretionary Fund

The Board was pleased to assist the Waitati Toy Library with funding towards replacement toys and the Blueskin Playcentre to assist with a new sandpit from our discretionary fund. We are also looking forward to the forming of the new parking area at Warrington.

Service Acknowledgement

At our May meeting I was pleased to present, on behalf of Local Government NZ, long service awards to Alasdair Morrison and Andrew Noone for their service on our community board. The awards are given to members who have given 15 or more years' service. Thank you to you both.

2013 Elections

With the 2013 elections just around the corner, I would like to take the opportunity to encourage community-minded residents within our area to consider standing. Over recent elections it has been pleasing to see the quality of candidates putting their names forward. In my view it is important that our community has a choice with regard to who represents them to Council.

DCC consultation

Copies of DCC documents out for consultation are available from Council and through Council's website

The Board's next meeting is 5.30pm 3 July at the Karitane Hall. The following meeting will be 5.30pm, 14 August at the Civic Centre Dunedin.

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 4743374) before 12 noon on the day prior to the meeting.  

Remember you can view the Boards 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.

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