Winton Community Board





Minutes of a meeting of Winton Community Board held in the Southland District Council, Winton Office, 1 Wemyss Street, Winton on Monday, 16 April 2018 at 5.30pm.





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


Winton Community Board

16 April 2018


1             Apologies


There was an apology from Members Mangels.


Moved Member McPherson, seconded Deputy Chairperson Jukes and resolved:

That the Winton Community Board accept the apology.



2             Leave of absence


Moved Member McNaught, seconded Cr Paterson and resolved:

That the Winton Community Board agree to the request for leave of absence from Member Schmidt for the meeting scheduled 12 June 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 Member Schmidt, seconded Deputy Chairperson Jukes   and resolved:

That the minutes of Winton Community Board meeting held on 19 February 2018 be confirmed as a true and correct record of that meeting.






Council Report

Record No: R/18/4/7547


Michelle Stevenson (Community Partnership Leader) and Councillor Paterson 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;


§  Freedom Camping

§  Climate Change

§  Civil Defence Review

§  Southland Regional Development Agency (SRDA)

§  Ouvea Premix

§  2018 Long Term Plan and Policies

§  Welcome Ambassador Project Update

§  Community Organisation and Volunteer Sector Shared Services Pilots

§  Representation Review

§  Dog Control amnesty has been lifted, 53 dogs were registered during this period

§  Update on financial information for the Winton Community Board

Ø  Request for copy of Request For Service for the month of March pertaining to the Winton area to be emailed to the board members for their information

Ø  Request for clarification of the reserves budgets, information to be forwarded to Members via email





Moved Member McNaught, seconded Member McPherson  and resolved:

That the Winton Community Board:

a)            Receives the report titled “Council Report” dated 6 April 2018.




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:

§  update on review of dog exercise area


§  update on arrangements for ANZAC Day


§  advice Asplundh have started tree work


§  Memorial Hall - minor maintenance work to be undertaken and purchase of new crockery and other kitchen items


§  investigation of disability parking/access within the township- parking in general


§  advice of Township tour


§  Skate Park update


§  suggestion for members to update their profiles on the Winton website.  It was also suggested an approach be made to the Communications Team to undertake the portrait work to accompany the profiles

§  advice of 2018 Survey of Community Boards undertaken by consultants Hammond Robertson


§  advice of upcoming Business Association and Promotions meeting


§  request for letter to be forwarded to NZTA expressing the Board’s concern at the poor condition of the main street thru the township


The Chair provided an update on the stormwater renewal project on Great North Road advising that the renewal work has been extended to include De Joux Road, which he added will add a significant amount of monies toward this project.


Ms Stevenson advised a formal report is to be presented to the Board outlining the back ground to the extended area of the renewal project and the financial cost implications and options for the Board’s consideration.


Members were further advised that an extraordinary meeting of the Board is to be arranged with staff to confirm the date by email to all members in due course.



Councillor's Report


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

§  housing shortage in Southland District

§  update on Invercargill Museum closure

§  township tour with Matt Russell new Group Manager Services and Assets.




The meeting concluded at 7pm.                            CONFIRMED AS A TRUE AND CORRECT RECORD AT A MEETING OF THE Winton Community Board HELD ON MONDAY, 16 APRIL 2018.