Riccarton/Wigram Community Board

Open Minutes



Date:                                     Wednesday 27 July 2016

Time:                                    5.30pm

Venue:                                 Hao Room, Te Hāpua: Halswell Centre, 341 Halswell Road, Christchurch





Deputy Chairperson


Mike Mora

Helen Broughton

Natalie Bryden

Vicki Buck

Jimmy Chen

Peter Laloli

Debbie  Mora



27 July 2016






Peter Dow

Community Board Advisor

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Riccarton/Wigram Community Board

27 July 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

There were no apologies.

2.   Declarations of Interest

Part B

There were no declarations of interest recorded.


3.   Deputations by Appointment

Part B

3.1       Proposed Halswell Skate Park Facility


The following addressed the Board regarding the Halswell Skate and Recreation Park – Site Selection project:


1.    Geoff Feasey, on behalf of the Halswell Domain Action Group

2.    Brendon Miller, representing self and students from Halswell School

3.    Ryan Rolston, local resident, for self and family

4.    Sarah Wylie, for self and members of Team Skate Halswell

5.    Amy Smit, for self and local teenagers from Halswell

6.    Russell Stedman, local resident

7.    Alex McLelland and Harrison Stirling, on behalf of Halswell Community Project

8.    Dave Markham, local resident

9.    Prawindra Mukhia, local resident

10.  Brian Bailey, local resident

11.  Joe Evans, local resident

12.  David Hawke and Ross McFarlane, on behalf of the Halswell Residents’ Association

13.  Stacey de Roo, local resident


After questions from members, the Chairperson thanked each deputation for their presentation.


Item 5 (Halswell Skate and Recreation – Site Selection) of these minutes (Part C) records the Board’s decision on this matter.


The meeting was adjourned at 8pm and reconvened at 8.24pm.

4.   Presentation of Petitions

Part B

There were no petitions presented.    

5.   Halswell Skate and Recreation Park - Site Selection



The Board considered a report from staff seeking a decision on the siting of a skate and recreation facility in Halswell.

The Board also had regard to the preceding deputations (Item 3 of these minutes refer).


Staff Recommendations

That the Riccarton/Wigram Community Board resolve to:

1.         Approve Knights Stream Sports Park (preferred option) as the location for a skate and recreation park in Halswell.


Community Board Resolved RWCB/2016/00108

Part C

That the Riccarton/Wigram Community Board resolved to:

1.              Approve the development of a skate and recreation park in Halswell Domain.

Mike Mora/Debbie Mora                                                                                                                                        Carried



Community Board Resolved RWCB/2016/00109

2.              That the location be the site adjoining the playground on Halswell Domain as outlined in the staff report.


Note: Funding for this option is to be from the Councils budgeted allocation in its Long Term Plan 2015/25.

Jimmy Chen moved by way of amendment that:


That staff be requested to investigate an alternative location on Halswell Domain for the skate park.


The amendment was seconded by Helen Broughton and on being put to the meeting was declared lost.

The motion in 2. above, was put to the meeting and declared carried.

Debbie Mora/Natalie Bryden                                                                                                                                 Carried

Helen Broughton and Jimmy Chen requested that their vote be recorded against the adoption of the decision in 2 above.  










Community Board Recommendation RWCB/2016/00110

Part A

That the Riccarton/Wigram Community Board recommend to the Council that it proceed with a skate park at Knights Stream potentially funded from Development Contributions.

Vicki Buck/Helen Broughton                                                                                                                                   Carried




Meeting concluded at 9pm.




Mike Mora