Winton Community Board





Minutes of a meeting of Winton Community Board held in the Southland District Council Office, 1 Wemyss Street, Winton on Monday, 19 February 2018 at 5.29pm.





Brian Somerville


Deputy Chairperson

Geoffrey Jukes



Natasha Mangels



Doreen McNaught



Neville McPherson



Peter Schmidt



Councillor Neil Paterson





Committee Advisor

Alyson Hamilton


Community Partnership Leader

Michelle Stevenson


Team Leader, Community Engineers

Steven Manaena



Winton Community Board

19 February 2018


1             Apologies


There were no apologies.



2             Leave of absence


Moved Member McNaught, seconded Member McPherson and resolved:

That the Winton Community Board agree to the request for leave of absence from Member Mangels for the period 14 April 2018 to 22 April 2018.



3             Conflict of Interest


Member Schmidt declared an interest on any discussions relating to the Rotary Track or the Central Southland Community Pool as he is a member of both Committees.



4             Public Forum


There was no public forum.



5             Extraordinary/Urgent Items


There were no Extraordinary/Urgent items.



6             Confirmation of Minutes



Moved Deputy Chairperson Jukes, seconded Member Schmidt  and resolved:

That the minutes of Winton Community Board meeting held on 4 December 2017 be confirmed as a true and correct record.






Council Report

Record No: R/18/2/2372


Michelle Stevenson (Community Partnership Leader) presented the report.


Ms Stevenson 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.


Ms Stevenson informed the report highlighted various issues of interest including;

§  People and Capability

Mr Steve Manaena introduced himself to the Board advising of his new role within Council as the Team Leader for the Community Engineers.


§  Shared Services Project

Ms Stevenson informed that Winton has been selected as a pilot area for the shared services project.


§  Community leadership Plan - stage 2

§  Service Delivery Review Update

§  Proposed District Plan 2012

§  Long Term Plan 2018 - 2028

§  Dog Control Amnesty

§  Fluoridation of Drinking Water

§  Winton Air Quality Update

§  Community Engineering update

§  Winton Water Update

§  Winton Great North Road Storm Water Project Update




Moved Member Schmidt, seconded Member McPherson  and resolved:

That the Winton Community Board:

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


b)           Determines that this matter or decision be recognised as not significant in terms of Section 76 of the Local Government Act 2002.


c)            Determines that it has complied with the decision-making provisions of the Local Government Act 2002 to the extent necessary in relation to this decision; and in accordance with Section 79 of the Act determines that it does not require further information, further assessment of options or further analysis of costs and benefits or advantages and disadvantages prior to making a decision on this matter.




Chairperson's Report


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

§  Advice of stormwater issues on Clyde Street - the Community Engineer to call for tenders to progress this work.


§  Advice that the walking track has been completed. Transfer of the asset to the Community Board is to be undertaken in due course.


§  Advice that the Skatepark has work issues to be rectified and that the asset will not be transferred to the Board until all work is completed.  The Chair suggested a public toilet be provided in this area.


§  Advice that Grange Street is due for re seal and kerb and channel work is to be undertaken at the same time.


§  Advice that follow-up maintenance work has been undertaken in the Memorial Hall.


§  Advice that the Winton RSA have advised of a plaque to be erected at the building -  content on the plaque has yet to be confirmed.


§  Concern that with the sewerage pond being full of water, wave bands surrounding the pond are scouring the bank and requires maintenance. Staff to investigate this issue.


§  Advice that Niddry Crescent entranceway to be enlarged due to larger rubbish/recycling truck causing edge-seal chipping.  Community Engineer is currently obtaining pricing to extend the entranceway area and report back to the Board.


§  Appreciation to the Township gardener at the high standard of the gardens.  Advise that the poles situated at the Anglican Church are to be painted and shrubs located in that area to be trimmed back.


§  Advice of a new footpath outside the Ambulance Station.


§  Advice of new businesses being established in the town.


§  Concern at lack of information from Emergency Management Southland; request for staff to follow-up and report back to the Board.


§  Representation Review update - advice of a workshop for Community Boards scheduled for Thursday, 1 March 2018 at the Winton Hall.




Councillor's Report


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

§  Attendance at the Waimumu Field Days. An enquiry was received from a member of the public at the possibility of placing exercise apparatus around the walking track.  The Board agreed this issue required further investigation and be discussed at a later date.


§  An approach has been received from the Winton Anglican Church for a financial contribution toward the painting of the Church.   Following discussion Members agreed this would set a precedent with other organisations making the same request and suggested an approach be made to Venture Southland staff to investigate funding options.


§  Advice of attending opening of a new museum located in Winton (Queensland).  Cr Paterson  suggested a small gift particular to Winton be donated to the museum.  Members felt this was a good idea and it was agreed the Chair liaise with Councillor Paterson to progress gift options.



The meeting concluded at 7.20pm                       CONFIRMED AS A TRUE AND CORRECT RECORD AT A MEETING OF THE Winton Community Board HELD ON MONDAY, 19 FEBRUARY 2018.