Lumsden Community Development Area Subcommittee






Minutes of a meeting of Lumsden Community Development Area Subcommittee held in the Southland District Council Office Lumsden, 18 Diana Street, Lumsden on Monday, 12 February 2018 at 6pm.





Rob Scott


Deputy Chairperson

Alf Maclean



Carolyn Smith



Greg Tither



Morris Williams



John Douglas





Committee Advisor

Rose Knowles

Community Partnership Leader

Kelly Tagg


Lumsden Community Development Area Subcommittee

12 February 2018


1             Apologies


Moved Member Smith, seconded Member Williams and resolved:


That the Lumsden Community Development Area Subcommittee accept the apology for non-attendance from Member Skoropada.



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


Mrs Mason addressed the meeting with Member Smith reading a letter from the Five Finger Craft shop advising of the following issues;


·         Campers tenting on the railway platform blocking  the exit doors of the building.

·         Request for the picnic tables to be turned around so that the cooking end is away from the building.


The Chair advised that the tables would be turned around and that he would inform the  Rangers that no tents are to be around the exit doors of the building.


The Chair then expressed appreciation to Mrs Mason for here attendance at the meeting and presentation to the Subcommittee.



5             Extraordinary/Urgent Items


There were no Extraordinary/Urgent items.



6             Confirmation of Minutes


Moved Member Maclean, seconded Member Smith and resolved:

That the minutes of Lumsden Community Development Area Subcommittee, held on 30 October 2017 be confirmed as a true and correct record.








Council Report

Record No: R/18/2/2391

Kelly Tagg (Community Partnership Leader) presented the report.


Mrs Tagg 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.


Mrs Tagg informed the report highlighted various issues of interest including;


§  Central Government update

§  Southern Tourism Workshop

§  Health and Safety Policy update

§  Milford Opportunities Project

§  Long Term Plan 2018 - 2028

§  Dog Registration Amnesty

§  Proposed District Plan 2012 - Operative 22 January 2018

§  Fluoridation of Drinking Water

§  Appointment of Group Manager, Services and Assets (Mr Matt Russell)

§  Appointment of Steve Manaena as Team Leader Community Engineers

§  Community Conversations update

§  Community Leadership Plan - Stage 2 update

§  Lumsden Heritage Trust

§  Lumsden Railway precinct upgrade

§  Lions and Resource Centre project for Event Signs at the entranceways to the town


Councillor Douglas highlighted the following issues of interest including;


§  Community Conversations workshops

§  Costs of Roading Renewals

§  LED Streetlight replacement programme

§  Long Term Plan

§  Representation Review

§  Open Spaces Strategy 


Mrs Tagg advised the general income for the Lumsden Community Development Area Subcommittee  is within the expected budget range year to date.


The meeting noted overall income is below budget year to date due to the grant from MBIE towards the Railway Precinct Upgrade not yet being received.




Moved Member Maclean, seconded Chairman Scott

That the Lumsden Community Development Area Subcommittee:

(a)  Receives the report titled “Council Report ” dated 7 February 2018.



8.1     Chairperson’s Report


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


·         Chairs meeting today in Invercargill

·         Recreation Grounds update on issues;  meeting to be organised with all users to discuss  the payment of the power and the maintenance issues with the Pavilion.

·         Freedom Camping Issues



8.2     Committee Report


Hall –  New dishwasher and hand towel dispensers have been installed.


Community Housing – One flat is vacant, and the issues with the mowing have been sorted.





The meeting concluded at 8.20pm                       CONFIRMED AS A TRUE AND CORRECT RECORD AT A MEETING OF THE Lumsden Community Development Area Subcommittee HELD ON 12 FEBRUARY 2018.