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 10 MARCH 2015 COMMENCING AT 2.30 PM
Crs H T Shepherd (Chairperson), P H Keall, M P McLean (from 2.35pm), A A Tubman and His Worship the Mayor J P Tregidga
Messrs S B Fabish (Community Services Manager), J McIver (Community Development Officer), S Clark (Parks & Reserves Manager) and Ms C Black (Council Secretary)
THAT the lateness of Cr M P McLean be received and sustained.
WWC15/06 Tubman/Keall CARRIED
There were no late items.
DECLARATIONS OF INTERESTS
There were no declarations.
Cr McLean attended the meeting at 2.35pm
CONFIRMATION OF MINUTES
Due to the incorrect minutes being compiled in the agenda, the minutes of 10 February 2015 meeting were distributed at the meeting
THAT the minutes of the meeting of the Waihi Ward Committee held on Tuesday 10 February 2015 are confirmed and are a true and correct record.
WWC15/07 Tubman/Keall CARRIED
The Community Services monthly report on activities for the month of February 2015 was presented for the Committee’s consideration.
THAT the Community Services monthly report be received.
WWC15/08 Shepherd/McLean CARRIED
REQUESTS FOR FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE
Waihi Art Centre & Museum Inc. - 2015 Family History Fair (1320446)
It was advised that as the 2015 Family History Fair is no longer taking place, funding is no longer required towards the centre’s participation in the event.
Goldfields School (1329638, 1329640)
The Principal for the school has written requesting sponsorship for their redevelopment project. The school needs to raise at least $250,000 to ensure a safe, therapeutic and learning environment for students with special needs.
THAT the request from the Goldfields School be received, and
THAT the request from Goldfields School be referred to Council as it was considered the school provides a service to the entire district.
WWC15/09 Shepherd/Tubman CARRIED
Social Initiatives Project
The Community Liaison Officer updated the Committee on the scoping of the social initiatives project, advising that Katy Hurd who has been recruited for the role to manage the project had started that day.
Corridor Improvement Plan for the Karangahake Gorge (Waihi to Paeroa)
New Zealand Transport Agency (NZTA), Council and community members met at Council in November and December 2014 where the NZTA led workshops took place. To date, Council has not had a response from NZTA with regards to any recommendations that have been made for the Paeroa to Waihi transit corridor as a result of these workshops. Staff are to follow this up with NZTA.
Whiritoa – Beachcare
The Parks & Reserves Manager updated the members on the ongoing plan for the Whiritoa Beachcare programme. The annual beachcare planting day will be held on Saturday 2nd of May 2015.
Whiritoa Beach Access
A new informal access to the beach behind the Beach Road playground adjacent to the Surf Club has been formed. Public are using this access to the beach as a preference to the ramp that is beside the surf club due to convenience to the playground and the continual use from the surf club during the busy summer season. This informal access has now become eroded from recent a storm that now has a steep drop onto the beach requiring remedial work.
Staff suggested reinstating the eroded area with sand and installing a walkway sand ladder consisting of chain and recycled plastic slats. The cost of this project would be approximately $5200 which is unbudgeted.
THAT the Ward Committee supports the reinstatement of the beach and the new Whiritoa Beach access as described in the report.
WWC15/10 Shepherd/Keall CARRIED
Gilmour Lake – Vandalism
The Parks and Reserves Manager reported on recent incident of vandalism at Gilmour Lake car park.
The meeting closed 3.15pm.
H T Shepherd
14 April 2105