Hauraki District Council
Waihi Ward Committee
MINUTES OF A MEETING OF THE WAIHI WARD COMMITTEE HELD IN THE COUNCIL CHAMBERS, WILLIAM STREET, PAEROA ON TUESDAY 14 OCTOBER 2014 COMMENCING AT 2.30 PM
Crs H T Shepherd (Chairperson), M P McLean, A A Tubman and His Worship the Mayor J P Tregidga (2.30 – 3.27pm)
Messrs Mr J McIver (Community Development Officer), R Ashley (Community Services Operations Manager), S Clark (Parks and Reserves Manager), M Buttimore (Strategic Planning Projects Manager) and Ms C Black (Council Secretary)
THAT the apology of P Keall be received and sustained.
WWC14/56 Tubman/Tregidga CARRIED
There were no late items.
CONFIRMATION OF MINUTES
THAT the minutes of the meeting of the Waihi Ward Committee held on Tuesday 9 September 2014 are confirmed and are a true and correct record.
WWC14/57 McLean/Tubman CARRIED
MATTERS ARISING FROM THE MINUTES
Pump House Lighting
It was commented that the pump house lights are still not working. It was requested that staff continue to address the repair or reinstallation of the lights.
Bike Racks for CBD
The Parks and Reserves Manager and Councillors agreed to meet at the new library/service centre on Thursday, 23 October to discuss location options for the placement of bike racks in the CBD.
The Community Services monthly report on activities for the month of September 2014 was presented by the for the Committee’s consideration.
THAT the Community Services monthly report be received.
WWC14/58 Shepherd/Tubman CARRIED
Will Balchin 
Mr. Balchin has applied for a youth development berth on the ‘Spirit of Adventure’ and requests financial support from Council.
THAT the correspondence from Will Balchin be received, and
THAT $200.00 is granted from the Waihi Ward Discretionary Fund to Will Balchin in support of his participation in the Spirit of Adventure programme from 16-25 October 2014.
WWC14/59 McLean/Shepherd CARRIED
Waihi Swimming Pool Season 2014-15
The Parks and Reserves Manager advised he had consulted with the local Schools and Swim Club on their preferred opening and closing dates for the Waihi pool and recommended the following programme.
Waihi Swim Club commences 3 November 2014
Public Pool Users commences 22 November 2014
Season finishes for all users 22 March 2015
THAT the Waihi Ward recommends to the Operations Committee that the Waihi Pool swimming season runs from 22 November 2014 to 22 March 2015 for public pool users, and
THAT the Waihi Swim Club commence their activities at the pool from 3 November 2014 to 22 March 2015.
WWC14/60 McLean/Tubman CARRIED
Seddon Street Streetscape
With the opening of the new Waihi Gold Discovery, staff raised with the Ward members the matter of completing the Seddon Street streetscape to include the area by the Gold Discovery Centre.
Council in the past has signalled that it would be keen to look at an upgrade of this area to tie in with the Gold Discovery Centre and develop a terminus for the Hauraki Rail Trail. Staff would need to put in the upcoming Long Term Plan a small budget to allow for some conceptual plans to be prepared. A budget estimate of $20-25,000 is recommended by staff.
The members agreed that investigations be undertaken by staff to seek concept plans and costs to extend the streetscape from the roundabout to the Poppet head.
The Community Services Operations Manager, Assets reported on the capital and renewal forecasts for the 2015 – 2025 Long Term Plan (LTP). Included separately was a spreadsheet detailing the forecasts for the renewal and capital projects as Appendix A.
The members provided feedback to staff on the priority of the projects. A number of proposed changes were noted for future consideration.
THAT the report be received, and
THAT the schedule be accepted inclusive of proposed changes.
WWC14/61 Shepherd/Tubman CARRIED
The Mayor left the meeting at 3.27pm
PLANNING AND ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES: STRATEGIC PLANNING
The Strategic Planning Projects Manager reported on and sought from the Ward Committee consideration as to whether ex-gratia payment and property purchase offers made by Newmont Waihi Gold as required in the Correnso consent property conditions should be noted on Land Information Memoranda for the affected properties.
The members supported the recommendation.
THAT the report be received, and
THAT the Ward Committee recommend to Council that, if formally requested to do so by Newmont Waihi Gold, Council record on the respective property files the fact that an offer has been made to the registered proprietor of a property for a property purchase or ex-gratia payment under conditions 46 and 47 respectively of the Correnso consent and that this be carried forward onto any Land Information Memoranda (LIM) that is issued for those properties.
WWC14/62 Shepherd/McLean CARRIED
The meeting closed at 4.15pm.
H T Shepherd
11 November 2014