Manapouri Community Development Area Subcommittee






Minutes of a meeting of Manapouri Community Development Area Subcommittee held in the Manapouri Motor Inn, Cathedral Drive, Manapouri on Tuesday, 13 February 2018 at 9.30am.





Shirley Mouat


Deputy Chairperson

Alister Burgess



Margaret Gerken



Raymund Haanen



Robert Murrell



Lynette Pearson



Ebel Kremer





Committee Advisor

Jenny Labruyere

Community Partnership Leader

Simon Moran






Irene Barnes,  Lester Laughton,  Allan Youldon

Manapouri Community Development Area Subcommittee

13 February 2018



1             Apologies


There were no apologies.



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


Lester Laughton


Mr Laughton outlined his background with masters athletics, his current training programme and requirements for training. 


Mr Laughton added that he is seeking permission to use an area known as Te  Aika Reserve in Manapouri for a track and throwing pad where he could train, and make the facility available to the Fiordland Athletic Club.


The Subcommittee were in agreement with the concept, and Mr Laughton was advised to provide a formal request to Council in writing outlining the proposal which is to include  a health and safety plan, supervision and management of the facility going forward.


Irene Barnes – Weedbusters


Mrs Barnes reported the continuation of maintenance including on-going spraying of verges and perimeters of the reserve, drains on the walking tracks cleared, picnic seat repairs after damage by vandals.  Mrs Barnes advised of the pending departure of the Jack and Glenis McNamara as they retire to Invercargill, and Mrs Barnes requested a letter of appreciation be send in recognition of their contributions to the Weedbusters group.


Allan Youldon


Mr Youldon made mention of the Te Anau Wastewater Discharge Project Committee recent meeting updating the CDA that that Committee agreed to the consented option at the Kepler Block and further investigate an option for subsurface drip irrigation.



5             Extraordinary/Urgent Items


There were no Extraordinary/Urgent items.




6             Confirmation of Minutes



Moved Member Haanen, seconded Member Gerken ; and Resolved

Confirms the minutes of Manapouri Community Development Area Subcommittee meeting, held on 11 October 2017 be confirmed as a true and correct record of that meeting.







Council Report

Record No: R/18/2/2623


Simon Moran (Community Partnership Leader) presented the report.


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


Mr Moran informed the report highlighted various issues of interest. Particular highlights included;


·         Central Governance activities

·         Southland Regional Development Strategy

·         Milford Opportunities Project tour

·         Long Term Plan 2018-2028

·         Dog Registration Amnesty

·         Te Anau Airport discussions

·         Parks and Reserves – Open Spaces Report


Manapouri Projects


·         Completion for the Turbine and Otta Sealing projects

·         Further funding has been granted for the continuation of the Darwin’s Barberry eradication project with work to commence in  April.

·         The new entrance signs for Manapouri are due for installation during March this year.


The Subcommittee was advised that income is currently on track for most business units on year to date, due to timing of invoicing or other factors this should even out again at financial year end.


Mr Moran advised that the administration expenses include the grant from the CDA to the Fiordland Trails Trust of $15,000.00.


Mr Moran added that Frasers Beach operational budget is showing below budget expenditure  mainly due to the Noxious Plants budget and Maintenance General budget not being fully utilised year to date which includes the View Shaft works budget.

Members questioned the height the trees were allowed to grow to and believed that it has been exceeded and questioned when the view shaft work would be progressed.  Mr Moran advised the height has been determined within the Frasers Beach  Resource Management Plan.




Moved Member Pearson, seconded Member Murrell , and Resolved

That the Manapouri Community Development Area Subcommittee:

a)            Receives the report titled “Council Report” dated 5 February 2018.





Chairperson's Report

Record No: R/18/2/2680


The Chairperson, reported on matters with which she has been involved since the subcommittee’s last meeting. These included;


·         Committee members meeting with staff to assist the Subcommittee with it’s application for resource consent to remove trees at the Pearl Harbour toilets.

·         Chairperson’s meeting for CDA in regard to the representation review set down for 21 February 2018

·         Subcommittee to discuss further the playground equipment options.






Councillor's Report

Record No: R/18/2/2681


Councillor Kremer reported on the following from the Council table.


·         Representation Review discussions

·         Tourism increased numbers for the 2017/18 season

·         Long Term Plan 2018-2028 consultation for public due out for submissions



The meeting concluded at 11.50am                     CONFIRMED AS A TRUE AND CORRECT RECORD AT A MEETING OF THE Manapouri Community Development Area Subcommittee HELD ON 13 FEBRUARY 2018.