Riverton/Aparima Community Board





Minutes of a meeting of Riverton/Aparima Community Board held in the SDC Office, Riverton, 117 Palmerston Street, Riverton on Monday, 19 June 2017 at 5.30pm.





Blair Stewart


Deputy Chairperson

Jan Breayley



Neil Linscott



Corey Mennell



Graeme Stuart



Andrew Wilson



Councillor Nick Perham





Committee Advisor

Alyson Hamilton


Community Partnership Leader

Simon Moran



Riverton/Aparima Community Board

19 June 2017



1          Apologies


Moved Member Linscott, seconded Member Breayley and resolved:

That the Riverton/Aparima Community Board accept the late apology from Member Mennell.


2          Leave of absence


There were no requests for leave of absence.


3          Conflict of Interest


There were no conflicts of interest declared.


NOTE: Member Mennell arrived at this point 5.34pm


4          Public Forum


Trevor Colyer, Beth Hine and Mr and Mrs ??


Mr Colyer addressed the meeting advising that he along with Beth Hine and Mr and Mrs ?? are members of the Beautification Group and are seeking monetary support from the Board in trialling hanging baskets and wooden planter boxes along Palmerton Street.


Mr Colyer advised the cost for ten hanging baskets is $500 (incl GST) this includes the flowers, soil and planter costs.


Mr Colyer further advised it is intended to replace the concrete troughs with wooden planters and the cost for ten wooden troughs is $1,500 (incl GST).


Mr Colyer added the cost for soil and suitable plantings for the wooden planters is $600 (incl GST).


Board Members expressed concern at placing hanging baskets along Palmerston street siting watering and wind issues.  Mr Colyer responded advising it is intended to trial the baskets outside Hammer Hardware to ascertain if it will be successful prior to placing around the township.


Members also queried the replacing of the concrete troughs with wooden planters.  Mr Colyer responded by stating it will give the main street a sharper look.


In discussing this issue the Board agreed that prior to making any decision the Beautification Group provides a plan of the main street highlighting the locations of the proposed planter boxes and hanging baskets.


Mr Colyer agreed to forward a plan as requested by the Board in due course.


The Chair expressed appreciation to Mr Colyer, Mrs Hine and Mr and Mrs?? for their attendance at the meeting and presentation to the Board.


5          Extraordinary/Urgent Items


There were no Extraordinary/Urgent items.


6          Confirmation of Minutes



Moved Member Linscott, seconded Member Stuart  and resolved:

That the minutes of Riverton/Aparima Community Board meeting held on 10 April 2017 be confirmed as a true and correct record.





Council Report

Record No:         R/17/5/11562


Simon Moran (Community Partnerships Leader) presented the report.


Mr Moran advised the purpose of the report is to provide an overview of key issues across the Southland District, as well as high level local issues from various Council units.


Mr Moran informed the report highlighted various issues of interest including;


§  Havelock North Water Inquiry

§  Civil Defence Review

§  Southland Regional Development Strategy (SoRDS)

§  Rural Fire update

§  Te Anau Waste Water Discharge Project

§  Around the Mountains Cycle Trail update


§  Land and Water Plan

Mr Moran explained Council has lodged a comprehensive submission to the Environment Southland (ES) on the proposed Land and Water Plan.  Mr Moran advised ES are now moving into the formal hearings process with a requirement for detailed evidence to be submitted by 12 May 2017 although they have granted time extensions for some submitters.  Mr Moran added officers have lodged, in conjunction with the Gore District and Invercargill City Councils the evidence needed to support the submission previously approved by Council. The Councils are due to present their evidence at a hearing in September 2017.


§  Tourism Infrastructure Fund

Mr Moran advised of $25 million per annum available to assist with co-funding of tourism related facilities within the district that meet the relevant criteria.  Members commented on the opportunity to progress the Dump station project and the possibility of this project meeting the criteria of the fund.


§  Water Structures

The Board noted the licence agreements with private berth owners at Riverton Harbour is progressing with a majority signed and returned.



§  District Facilities Project

Mr Moran informed Venture Southland are undertaking the District Facilities project on Council’s behalf and are currently in the process of surveying both the operators and a representative sample of users.  Mr Moran added the project will assist Council in understanding the type, range and location of facilities in the District as well as the level of use they get.


§  Venture Southland

Members noted Kathryn Cowie has been working with local groups in the Riverton area providing funding and governance advice, and assisting with projects where required ie Thornbury Vintage Tractor and Implement Club, Southland Heritage and Building Preservation Trust (Kohi Kohi’s Cottage) and the Riverton Arts Trust.


§  Riverton Water Supply

Members expressed concern at the delay in the new water intake scheme becoming operational. Mr Moran responded advising filters are having to be returned to America again for assessment by the supplier for a fault.   Members noted this is at no cost to the Board.




Moved Member Stuart, seconded Member Linscott  and resolved:

That the Riverton/Aparima Community Board:

a)         Receives the report titled “Council Report” dated 12 June 2017.



Chairperson's Report


The Chairperson, Member Stewart reported on activities with which he has been involved since the Board’s last meeting.  This included the following:

§  Query regarding Riverton projects to be included in the Long Term Plan. Request for staff to provide list for the members information.

§  Fence to be erected at Taramea Bay this week.

§  Building consent granted for Grandstand.

§  Plantings to be undertaken at Taramea Bay this month.

§  Appreciation to shop owners for taking pride in their shop window displays.



Councillor's Report


Councillor Perham reported on activities from the District Council table.  These included:

§  Southland Regional Development Strategy (SoRDS) update

§  Feedback from recent Community Conversation discussions included;

Ø  Location of headquarters

Ø  Freedom camping issues

§  Council tour and workshop coming up July 2017

§  Ward funding $70K available this financial year





The meeting concluded at 6.30pm                CONFIRMED AS A TRUE AND CORRECT RECORD AT A MEETING OF THE Riverton/Aparima Community Board HELD ON MONDAY, 19 JUNE 2017.