Mossburn Community Development Area Subcommittee







Minutes of a meeting of Mossburn Community Development Area Subcommittee held in the Mossburn Fire Station,, 45 Devon Street,, Mossburn on Monday, 21 March 2016 at 6.30pm.





Jim Guyton


Deputy Chairperson

Ged Newlands



Lance Hellewell      (arrived 6.15pm)



Alister Macdonald  (arrived 6.20pm)



John MacKenzie





Bruce Taylor


John Douglas





Committee Advisor

Rose Knowles


Community Engineer

Bruce Miller






Norma Boyle

Gerald Coghlan

Mark O’Kane


Mossburn Community Development Area Subcommittee

21 March 2016



1          Apologies


There were no apologies received.


2          Leave of absence


There were no requests for leave of absence.


3          Conflict of Interest


There were no conflicts of interest declared.


4          Public Forum


Moved Member Newlands, seconded Member Mackenzie


and resolved that the subcommittee go into Public Forum to allow members of the public to speak.


G Coghlan and concerned citizens tabled correspondence regarding their concerns of the safety of pedestrians crossing the highway outside the Mossburn Diner towards the toilets and the nonexistence of a “School Warning Sign”.


Issues raised included;

·         Speeding traffic in the 50k zone

·         Congestion with the playground, toilets and diner in same area

·         Large tourist buses parking on both sides of the highway

·         Speed signs need moved out further to the edge of the township

·         Vision blocked by buses coming out from Wreys Bush Road

·         No school signs at intersection to the school


In responding to the issues raised the Community Engineer advised that all the concerns will be passed on to the Safety Engineer and NZTA, with a request for them to attend a CDA meeting to discuss the issues.


Moved Member Newlands, seconded Member Taylor


and resolved that the subcommittee moves out of Public Forum.


5          Extraordinary/Urgent Items


There were no Extraordinary/Urgent items.


6          Confirmation of Minutes


Moved Member Taylor, seconded Member Mackenzie

That the minutes of Mossburn Community Development Area Subcommittee, meeting held on 16 November 2015. Be confirmed.







Works and Finance Report to Mossburn Community Development Area Subcommittee for the period ended 29 February 2016

Record No:         R/16/3/3197

The Works and Finance Report prepared by the Community Engineer, Mr Bruce Miller for the period ending 29 February 2016, was tabled.

Issues reported to the subcommittee included;

·         The contractor will install a sump at the transport corner once the power transformer unit in Lumsden has been upgraded enabling the power system to be closed off to complete the project.

·         Southroads have completed the footpath along the fence at the Recreation Grounds and tidied up with a rock garden at the end of the footpath.

·         The skip at the toilets over the Christmas period has been a success.

·         The Information Kiosk will be upgraded as a joint project with Lions, CDA and Venture Southland.

·         Large trucks leaving the Farmlands building and damaging the road are being investigated and a discussion to be had with Transit re changing the exit.

·         Anzac Flags will be installed by the Mossburn Fire Brigade.

·         Greenwaste issues have been addressed.





That the Mossburn Community Development Area Subcommittee:

a)         Receives the report titled “Works and Finance Report to Mossburn Community Development Area Subcommittee for the period ended 29 February 2016” dated 14 March 2016.



8.0       Updates


8.1       Chairperson’s Report


The Chairman, Jim Guyton, reported on matters with which he has been involved    since the subcommittee’s last meeting which included;


·           Cluster meeting in Lumsden

·           Township mowing issues

·           Public toilet issues

·           TB free spraying around the Cemetery

·           Upgrade of the Mossburn Kiosk and funding options with Venture Southland.


Moved Member Mackenzie, seconded Member Hellewell

and resolved that the Mossburn Community Development Subcommittee apply for funding from Community Trust of Southland, Community Initiatives fund and Meridian White Hill Fund to assist with development of the upgrade of the Kiosk.





 8.2    Committee Reports


          Community Centre


Member Taylor advised that the leaking pipes have been repaired and the lighting project completed.




Chairman Guyton advised that he has requested a no dogs sign from Dog Control and that the cemetery requires a new water tank.


Moved Member Newlands, seconded Member Taylor

and resolved that Chairman Guyton in conjunction with the subcommitteee member purchase and install a new water tank.



8.3     Councillor’s Report


          Councillor Douglas reported on matters from the District Council table. These included;


·         Biodiversity Issues

·         Tourist numbers

·         Euromagnetic Survey

·         Council elections

·         Cycle trail update




The meeting concluded at

8.30pm.                                                          CONFIRMED AS A TRUE AND CORRECT RECORD AT A MEETING OF THE Mossburn Community Development Area Subcommittee HELD ON 21 MARCH 2016