Burwood/Pegasus Community Board

Open Minutes



Date:                                     Monday 7 March 2016

Time:                                    4.30pm

Venue:                                  Boardroom, Corner Beresford and Union Streets,
New Brighton





Deputy Chairperson


Andrea Cummings

Tim Baker

David East

Tim Sintes

Stan Tawa

Glenn Livingstone



4 March 2016






Peter Croucher

Community Board Advisor

941 5305



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Burwood/Pegasus Community Board

07 March 2016


Part A         Matters Requiring a Council Decision

Part B         Reports for Information

Part C         Decisions Under Delegation



The agenda was dealt with in the following order.


1.    Apologies


Part C

An apology was received from Linda Stewart. 


Community Board Resolved BPCB/2016/00018

That the apology from Linda Stewart be accepted.

Member Livingstone/Member Tawa                                                                                         Carried


David East left the meeting at 4.31pm.

2.    Declarations of Interest

Part B

There were no declarations of interest recorded.

3.    Confirmation of Previous Minutes

Part C

Community Board Resolved BPCB/2016/00019

That the minutes of the Burwood/Pegasus Community Board meeting held on Monday, 15 February 2016 be confirmed.

Member Baker/Member Sintes                                                                                                 Carried


David East returned to the meeting at 4.32pm.

4.    Deputations by Appointment

Part B

4.1      Anglican Parish of East Christchurch

            Rev Katrina Hill, Transitional Priest in Charge and Elizabeth Hanley, Vestry Secretary of the Parish spoke to the Board on behalf of the Anglican Parish of East Christchurch which is interested in obtaining second-hand playground equipment from the red zone.  In particular they expressed an interest in the equipment from the Anzac Drive reserve. 



Community Board Resolved BPCB/2016/00020

Part B

That the Burwood/Pegasus Community Board:

1.            Requests that an expressions of interest process be established to gauge community interest in the surplus red zone play equipment. 

2.            Also requests (following on from the resolutions on 15 February 2016) that a process be established to assess which equipment is available for the community and the process by which equipment can be distributed to those community groups.

3.            Requests a report be provided at the soonest opportunity addressing the above.

4.            Thanks the Rev Katrina Hill and Elizabeth Hanley for their deputation.

Chairperson Cummings/Member Baker                                                                                  Carried


4.2      Christchurch School of Gymnastics

            Dr Michele Hawke and Dave Evans provided the Board with a general update on the Christchurch School of Gymnastics.  The possibility of the School relocating its current facility alongside the Eastern Recreation and Sport Centre was also discussed.  This was the School's preference and has already been raised with the Council.  The School undertook to inform the Board of progress with its business case and costing. 

Glenn Livingstone left the meeting at 5.17pm.

Meeting went into recess at 5.18pm.

Meeting resumed at 5.23pm.

Glenn Livingstone returned to the meeting at 5.23pm.

Community Board Resolved BPCB/2016/00021

Part C

         That the Burwood/Pegasus Community Board:

1.            Requests that Council advises the Board on:

·      Establishing deadlines for planning for the Christchurch School of Gymnastics to relocate its building adjoining the Eastern Recreation and Sport Centre.

·      Establishing the land parameters and responsibilities for remediation.

·      Establishing the necessary traffic planning that the Christchurch School of Gymnastics would need to provide.

·      Entering into discussion with respect to the future of the existing Christchurch School of Gymnastics buildings.

2.        Thanks the Dr Michele Hawke and Dave Evans for their deputation.

Chairperson Cummings/Member Tawa                                                                                  Carried


5.    Presentation of Petitions

Part B

There was no presentation of petitions.  

6.    Correspondence


6.1    Speeding Traffic on Saltaire Street

   An item of correspondence was received from Margaret Templeton regarding speeding traffic on Saltaire Street.

   The Board had previously been advised by staff that a speed check of vehicles in the street and the current traffic calming measures did not, in their opinion, warrant any more traffic calming. 



Community Board Decided BPCB/2016/00022

Community Board Decisions under Delegation

Part C

That the Burwood/Pegasus Community Board:

1.            Receives the information in the correspondence report dated 07 March 2016.

2.            Requests that staff investigate and advise the cost of a speed hump or alternative traffic calming device at the Bower Avenue entrance to Saltaire Street.

Member East/Member Tawa                                                                                                      Carried

Member Baker wished to have his vote against this motion recorded.


7.    Burwood Pegasus Community Board Discretionary Response Fund 2015/16 - Ihutai Trust South Brighton Domain Project


The Burwood/Pegasus Community Board considered an application for funding from its 2015/16 Discretionary Response Fund from the Avon-Heathcote Estuary Ihutai Trust for the South New Brighton Park Restoration project.




Community Board Decided BPCB/2016/00023

Community Board Decisions under Delegation

Part C

That the Burwood/Pegasus Community Board:

1.        Approves the application for funding from its 2015/16 Discretionary Response Fund from the Avon-Heathcote Estuary Ihutai Trust for $4,000.00 towards the South New Brighton Park Restoration project.

Member Baker/Chairperson Cummings                                                                                   Carried


8.    Burwood/Pegasus Community Board Area Report


The Board received a report from the Community Governance team including information on Board activities, consultations, funding update and other matters of interest to the Board.


8.1   Suburban Parking Project Policy

            The Board was requested to provide feedback on the Suburban Parking Project Policy as follows:

·         Help in identifying issues on a local level

·         Support for the process and consideration of new ideas

·         Input and feedback on ideas and solutions

·         Identify who within its communities, staff should speak to.

            A presentation was tabled at the meeting.

            The Board identified parking at The Palms and around QEII Park as being issues, particularly once the Eastern Recreation and Sport Centre and the two relocated high schools are established.  Burwood-Pegasus staff undertook to provide this feedback to the Transport Team.


8.2 New Brighton Library Earthquake Repair Update


A memorandum providing an update on the New Brighton Library earthquake repairs was considered by the Board.  The Board expressed concern at the potentially lengthy closure of both the New Brighton Pier and the New Brighton Library should both projects be carried out at the same time.


Community Board Resolved BPCB/2016/00024

That the Burwood/Pegasus Community Board:

1.        Requests an urgent briefing from the project managers for the New Brighton Pier and New Brighton Library repairs.

Chairperson Cummings/Member Baker                                                                                   Carried


8.3 Bridge Street Speed Limit


On 15 February 2016 the Board decided that in light of expressed local concern, it would like the current speed limit of 70kph across the Bridge Street Bridge reviewed, with a view to reducing this to 50kph. 

The Board considered a memorandum advising that:

            "Moving the 50/70kph speed limit of Bridge Street westward would not be an effective means of reducing speed as desired because the estuary section of Bridge Street clearly has a speed environment of 70kph not 50kph.

            In addition it would be inconsistent with the legislative requirements of the Setting of Speed Limits Rule.  Council must set speed limits in accordance with the Rule.  To do so would mean enforcement could not be relied upon due to advice from NZ Police that speeds set outside the Rule are contestable.

            Measures such as the creation of a feature speed limit threshold, and improving the conspicuousness of the activity associated with the walkway would more directly address the underlying issue and can be investigated further."


Community Board Resolved BPCB/2016/00025

That the Burwood/Pegasus Community Board:

               1.      Requests staff to consider the creation of a feature speed limit threshold, other traffic calming and pedestrian safety measures at the Bridge Street 70kph change.

Chairperson Cummings/Member Baker                                                                                   Carried


8.4 Small Grants Fund Assessment Committee

            The Board was asked if they required a member of the community on this Small Grants Fund Assessment Committee.  The Board considered this was not necessary for 2016.


9.    Elected Member Information Exchange

Part B

9.1      It was noted that the New Brighton Road red zone closure from Pratt Street to the New Brighton roundabout was marked as temporary.  The Board requested staff to provide clarification on plans for this section of New Brighton Road.

9.2      It was noted that visitor numbers to the New Brighton Pier have been consistently high over the last four Sundays, illustrating that the Sunday fishing ban was successful.

9.3      It was noted that the Central New Brighton School Pool was to be closed and demolished.  Staff undertook to request the Ministry of Education to communicate this to the local community. 

10. Questions Under Standing Orders

Part B

There were no questions under standing orders at this meeting.



Meeting concluded at 6.16pm.




Andrea Cummings