Akaroa/Wairewa Community Board

Open Minutes

 

 

Date:                                     Wednesday 11 May 2016

Time:                                    9.30am

Venue:                                  Akaroa Sports Complex, Akaroa Recreation Ground,
28 Rue Jolie, Akaroa

 

 

Present

Chairperson

Deputy Chairperson

Members

Pam Richardson

Lyndon Graham

Maria Bartlett

Janis Haley

Andrew Turner

 

 

11 May 2016

 

 

 

 

 

Liz Carter

Community Board Advisor

941 5682

liz.carter@ccc.govt.nz

www.ccc.govt.nz

To view copies of Agendas and Minutes, visit:
www.ccc.govt.nz/Council/meetingminutes/agendas/index

 


Akaroa/Wairewa Community Board

11 May 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 for absence was received from Bryan Morgan and an apology for lateness was received from Maria Bartlett.  Both apologies were accepted.

2.    Declarations of Interest

Part B

Andrew Turner declared an interest in the adoption of the Board's submission to the Draft Annual Plan 2016/17 and did not vote on that matter.

3.    Confirmation of Previous Minutes

Part C

Community Board Resolved AWCB/2016/00027

That the minutes of the Akaroa/Wairewa Community Board meeting held on Wednesday, 13 April 2016 be confirmed.

Member Graham/Member Haley                                                                                             Carried

 

4.    Deputations by Appointment

Part B

4.1      Akaroa Area School - Enviro Schools

            Leigh Hickey, on behalf of the Akaroa Area School, updated the Board on the school's environmental projects, including the painting of environmentally themed murals and the creation of a "Butterfly Garden".  The school's Enviro Squad would soon be working on tidying up and enhancing the stream and culvert area adjacent to the Akaroa Boat Compound, for which it had received some funding from the Banks Peninsula Water Zone Committee.

            Future projects also included another three murals and a "Garden to Plate" project.

            Board Comment

            The Board congratulated the School on progress being made on environmental projects.  Members were excited to hear of the work to be carried out near the boat compound area, but asked that the School liaise with Christchurch City Council staff prior to any work being carried out.

Community Board Resolved AWCB/2016/00028

Part B

That the Akaroa/Wairewa Community Board receive the information and thank Mrs Hickey for attending the meeting and giving the Board a comprehensive update on the Enviro Schools projects.

Member Graham/Member Bartlett                                                                                         Carried

 

4.2      Banks Peninsula Whanau Akoranga - our Learning Family

            Bridget Rennell, Chairman of the Akaroa Area School Board of Trustees, updated the Board on the Banks Peninsula Whanau Akoranga, which is the learning community cluster for our area.

            Ms Rennell explained the concept of the Banks Peninsula Whanau Akoranga, which brought together the four schools on the Peninsula, along with the three pre-school facilities under the Greater Christchurch Educational Renewal Plan.  The plan forms clusters within the Canterbury region to focus on students achieving their educational best and to develop communities that are empowered through learning.

Community Board Resolved AWCB/2016/00029

Part B

That the Akaroa/Wairewa Community Board receive the information and thank Ms Rennell for attending the meeting to explain to the Board the Banks Peninsula Whanau Akoranga - Our Learning Family concept.

Member Graham/Member Bartlett                                                                                         Carried

 

4.3      Marcus Puentener

            Marcus Puentener addressed the Board on the following two matters:

            4.3.1   Banks Peninsula Community Development Trust

                        Mr Puentener informed the Board that he was in the process of setting up a Trust which was planned to be a social enterprise promoting and sustaining Banks Peninsula.  Currently the group forming the Trust was trying to find suitable trustees.  It was hoped that the Trust could be an umbrella organisation for social enterprise on the Peninsula, fostering local employment and promoting the area to help it become more sustainable, through, for example, events such as music festivals.

            4.3.2   Little River Speed Limit

                        Mr Puentener raised the issue of the request from the Little River community to have the speed limit on State Highway 75 through the Little River township, reduced to 50 kilometres per hour (kph) instead of the current 70kph.  He questioned why the New Zealand Transport Agency (NZTA) did not appear to have taken into account the 1,000 signature petition that it had received, when it had assessed the speed limit and recommended that it only be reduced to 60kph.

                        Mr Puentener suggested an option of having a speed limit of 50kph through Little River through the daytime, with a higher level at night when the town was quieter.  He particularly had concerns at  maintaining the 70kph limit, or even the 60kph limit with riders on the Rail Trail crossing the highway in the vicinity of a blind corner.

                        Mr Puentener was informed that a representative from NZTA was also in attendance and       would be addressing the Board on this issue.


 

Community Board Resolved AWCB/2016/00030

Part B

That the Akaroa/Wairewa Community Board thank Mr Puentener for his deputation, noting his concerns regarding the Little River speed limit and asking that he keep the Board informed with progress regarding the formation of the Banks Peninsula Community Development Trust.

Member Graham/Member Haley                                                                                             Carried

 

Member Bartlett arrived at the meeting at 10.15am and was not in attendance for the first part of the discussion on item 4.3.

 

4.4      New Zealand Transport Agency (NZTA) - David Scarlet

            David Scarlet, Traffic and Safety Engineer for NZTA, addressed the Board regarding the Little River speed limit.  He said this issue had been discussed over a number of years but it was important to come up with a safe speed for the environment.  He also noted that speed limits needed to be consistent throughout the country

            Mr Scarlet informed the Board that NZTA head office was consulted on the request to have the speed limit lowered to 50kph but based on the environment, including the level of adjacent development, it would only support a reduction to 60kph.  He asked the Board whether it would support the 60kph proposal and advised that the status quo would remain if a compromise was not acceptable.

            It was clarified that if changes to the environment occurred in the future, for example more building on the east side of the road, then the speed limit could be reassessed.

            The Board was also informed that the local police currently had very few enforcement issues with speed through Little River, and supported the compromise of 60kph as the suggested speed limit.

            Board consideration:

            The Board was aware that the community wanted the speed limit lowered to 50kph, however members felt if they did not support the recommendation from NZTA to reduce it to 60kph, then any further discussion would not proceed.  It asked that NZTA staff attend a public meeting with the community to explain the reasons for its decision and any implications for road layout if the speed limit was reduced.

            Staff present recommended that the speed limit on roads adjacent to the state highway, such as Morrisons Road and Barclays Road be reviewed at the same time as any change to the highway speed limit.

Community Board Resolved AWCB/2016/00031

Part B

That the Akaroa/Wairewa Community Board:

1.        Noting that the NZTA unequivocally does not support the proposal to alter the Little River speed limit to 50kph, the Board supports further conversation with the community based on the 60kph speed limit proposal, including review and consultation about the speed limits on adjacent side roads, and provision of information on any companion measures that would support a 60kph speed limit.

2.        Will host a public meeting to further the Little River speed limit consultation with the community.

3.        Will write to the local MP and the Minister of Transport seeking a meeting to discuss the views of the community on the speed limit in Little River.

Member Bartlett/Member Graham                                                                                         Carried

 

 

The meeting adjourned for morning tea at 11.15am

The meeting reconvened at 11.31am

5.    Presentation of Petitions

Part B

There was no presentation of petitions.  

6.    Reserve Management Committees

         Minutes of the Pigeon Bay, Okains Bay, Le Bons Bay and Duvauchelle Reserve Management Committees were submitted to the Board for its information.

 

 

Community Board Resolved AWCB/2016/00032

Part B

That the Akaroa/Wairewa Community Board receive the minutes of the following Reserve Management Committee meetings:

-  Pigeon Bay Reserve Management Committee - 7 February 2016

- Pigeon Bay Reserve Management Committee - 27 March 2016

-  Okains Bay Reserve Management Committee - 9 February 2016

- Le Bons Bay Reserve Management Committee - 4 April 2016

- Duvauchelle Reserve Management Committee - 11 April 2016

 

Member Turner/Member Haley                                                                                                 Carried

           

The Board acknowledged the recent death of Dawn Turner, and noted the valueable contribution she had made as the Secretary for the Duvauchelle Reserve Management Committee over a number of years.

 

It was also noted that the Okains Bay Reserve Management Committee meeting was held on 9 February 2016, not 9 March 2016 as recorded in the agenda.

 

7.    Community Organisations' Reports

 

7.1      Orton Bradley Park Board

Minutes of the Orton Bradley Park Board were submitted to the Board for its information.

 

Staff Recommendations

That the Akaroa/Wairewa Community Board receive the minutes of the Orton Bradley Park Board held on Monday 15 February 2016.

 

 

Community Board Resolved AWCB/2016/00033

Part B

That the Akaroa/Wairewa Community Board receive the minutes of the Orton Bradley Park  Board held on Monday 15 February 2016 noting that the Board requests that both Banks Peninsula Community Boards be involved in a conversation regarding the Chairman's position and any likely change to the Act.

Member Turner/Member Haley                                                                                                 Carried

           

 

8.    Akaroa/Wairewa 2014/15 Strengthening Communities Fund End of Project Report

 

The Board considered a report that provided a summary of the end of year accountability reports for projects that had received funding from the Board's 2014/15 Strengthening Communities Fund.

 

Community Board Resolved AWCB/2016/00034

Community Board Decisions under Delegation (Original Staff Recommendation Accepted without Change)

Part C

That the Akaroa/Wairewa Community Board receive the information in the Akaroa/Wairewa 2014/15 Strengthening Communities Fund End of Project report.

Member Richardson/Member Graham                                                                                    Carried

 

 

9.    Akaroa/Wairewa Discretionary Response Fund Report 11 May 2016

 

The Board considered a report for funding from its 2015/16 Discretionary Response Fund from Te Whare Tapere o Te Mata Hapuka (Birdlings Flat Hall Committee), Little River School and Little River Support Group.

 

Community Board Resolved AWCB/2016/00035

Community Board Decisions under Delegation (Original Staff Recommendation Accepted without Change)

Part C

That the Akaroa/Wairewa Community Board:

1.        Approves a grant of $2,000 for Te Whare Tapere o Te Mata Hapuka (Birdlings Flat Hall Committee) towards seeding funding.

2.        Approves a grant of $1,000 for Little River School (Little River Thunder Basketball Team) towards balls, singlets and tournament fees.

3.        Approves a grant of $500 for Little River Support Group towards yoga mats.

 

Member Graham/Member Turner                                                                                             Carried

 

Member Turner left the meeting at 11.49 am.

Member Turner returned to the meeting at 11.50 am.

 

10. Akaroa/Wairewa Community Board Area Report

         The Board received the information itemised in the Area Report, and discussed the following matters:

 

 

Community Board Resolved AWCB/2016/00036

Community Board Decisions under Delegation (Original Staff Recommendation Accepted without Change)

Part B

That the Akaroa/Wairewa Community Board receive the report.

Member Haley/Member Bartlett                                                                                               Carried

 

10.1    Draft Annual Plan

Community Board Resolved AWCB/2016/00037

Part B

That the Akaroa/Wairewa Community Board approve its submission to the Draft Annual Plan 2016/17.

Member Graham/Member Haley                                                                                             Carried

 

10.2    Business Improvement District Policy

Community Board Resolved AWCB/2016/00038

Part B

That the Akaroa/Wairewa Community Board make a submission to the Business Improvement District Policy and that the Board Chairman be given delegated authority to approve the submission.

Member Graham/Member Haley                                                                                             Carried

 

11. Elected Member Information Exchange

Part B

11.1    Health and Safety Issues

            The Board raised the issue of the new Health and Safety legislation and what implications it may have for them as elected members, but also what implications there may be for members of the Reserve Management Committees, particularly those ones operating camping grounds.

Community Board Resolved AWCB/2016/00039

Part B

That the Board request information from staff on the Board's responsibilities and liabilities under the new Health and Safety Legislation and also any implications for subcommittees of the Board.

Member Richardson/Member Graham                                                                                   Carried

 

12. Questions Under Standing Orders

Part B

There were no questions under standing orders at this meeting.

 

 

    

Meeting concluded at 12.40pm

 

CONFIRMED THIS 8th  DAY OF JUNE 2016.

 

Pam Richardson

Chairperson