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, 22 May 2018 at 9.30am.





Shirley Mouat



Raymund Haanen



Robert Murrell



Lynette Pearson



Councillor Ebel Kremer





Committee Advisor

Jenny Labruyere

Community Partnership Leader

Simon Moran

Group Manager Community  and Futures

Rex Capil

Senior Projects Manager

Ian Marshall

Team Leader Community Engineers

Steve Manaena





Irene Barnes, Ted Loose, Mark Maley, Ruth Shaw, Allan Youldon


Manapouri Community Development Area Subcommittee

22 May 2018


1        Apologies  


        Apologies for non-attendance were lodged by Members Burgess and Gerken.


Moved Member Haanen, seconded Member Pearson and resolved:

That the  Manapouri Community Development Area Subcommittee accept the apologies for non-attendance lodged by Members Burgess and Gerken.


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


                A Youldon

·      Pearl Harbour Name Change

·      Trees at Pearl harbour

·      View Shafts

·      Signage

·      Car park in front of shop


I Barnes - Lake 2 Lake Cycle Trail asset to the community


R Shaw

·      Fiordland Sewerage Options request for information updates

·      Fraser’s Beach Reserve


                M Maley

·            Street lights on Cathedral Drive

·            State of the observation point at end of View Street


5             Extraordinary/Urgent Items


There were no Extraordinary/Urgent items.


6             Confirmation of Minutes



Moved Member Pearson, seconded Member Murrell  and resolved

That the minutes of the Manapouri Community Development Area Subcommittee, held on 13 February 2018 be confirmed as a true and correct record of the meeting.







Council Report

Record No: R/18/5/10903


Community Partnership Leader – Simon Moran was in attendance for this item.

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 outlined various issues of interest. Particular highlights included;

·         Water Issues

·         Roading Land Transport Government Policy Statement  (GPS)

·         Freedom Camping

·         Land and Water Plan Implementation

·         Te Anau Wastewater Discharge Project

                           i.                   Progressing the development of the detailed design for the reticulation system needed to transport the treated wastewater from Te Anau to the Kepler block. This has included surveying of the proposed route for the disposal pipeline. 

                               ii.            Development of a ‘basis of design’ report conceptual design for a sub-surface drip irrigation disposal system at the Kepler block

                             iii.            The appointment of a peer reviewer, Ben Stratford, and the engagement of Peter Riddell to provide comments on the design and costings for the proposed sub-surface drip irrigation system.

                             iv.            Completion of a bird strike risk assessment report for the Te Anau Manapouri airport

                               v.            Changes to the terms of reference for the Te Anau Wastewater Discharge Project Committee have been approved by Council.

·      Representation Review

Group Manager Community and Futures outlined the consultation process to date and answered questions raised by members and re-iterated that the Subcommittee was not eligible to lodge a submission but subcommittee members can as individuals.

Local Issues

·      Manapouri Signs

                 In discussing the newly erected sign at the entrance ways on SH 94 near the Hillside Road intersection members requested the sign to be raised has up and for “turn left” information to be added to prevent confusion for drivers. Frasers Beach

The Otta Sealing of sections of Frasers Beach Rd and Murrell Ave has been completed.



Foreshore View Shafts –

·      the subcommittee requested the Community Engineer provide an update as to the timing for further works to be progressed on the view shafts





Moved Member Haanen, seconded Member Murrell   

That the Manapouri Community Development Area Subcommittee:

a)            Receives the report titled “Council Report” dated 23 April 2018.





Trees, Toilets and Other Issues at Pearl Harbour

Record No: R/18/5/10573


Senior Project Manager, Ian Marshall, was in attendance for this item

1          Mr Marshall outlined that the purpose of the report is to inform the subcommittee of the issues in the Pearl Harbour area relating to trees, the public toilets, Real Journey’s developments and the retaining structures, gabion baskets, at the jetty edge.  All of these works are in close proximity to one another and the area would benefit from an overall planning approach to achieve a coordinated coherent result.

2          Mr Marshall advised that the primary purpose of this report is to discuss the removal of trees in the area of the public toilets.  These works require a consent and these consents are expensive in their own right and are required to be granted before any physical works can proceed.

3          Mr Marshall added that a decision is required from the CDA as to which works are priority and how the CDA will fund any of the works.

4          Furthermore Mr Marshall added that the report discusses issues in the Pearl Harbour area that are interrelated to a lessor or greater degree.  The primary issue is management of the trees in the area of the public toilets.  These trees are deteriorating and represent a safety risk.  However removing the trees requires a resource consent and including the costs to physically remove the estimated cost is $55,330. He added there is no funding available for this work.

5          Mr Marshall’s recommended option is to manage the trees via an annual assess and trim strategy and in conjunction with that develop an overall planning strategy for the area.  This will address all the issues related to the trees, the public toilet renewal, the Real Journeys redevelopment and the harbour retaining wall deterioration.

The Chair expressed her frustration at the time it has taken, to still be at a point where the  consent application for the tree removal has lapsed and requires a new application.  Furthermore the Chair enquired as to funding and where it may come from to continue plus further consents and reports that maybe required to progress the project.

Members also questioned toilet facilities in conjunction with Real Journey’s plans for Pearl Harbour along with ownership of the gabion baskets that are also in the area.

Members were of the opinion that it obviously has become apparent for the need to arrange a Pearl Harbour development forum for all stakeholders to discuss future long term planning for this area.





Moved Member Pearson, seconded Member Haanen  

That the Manapouri Community Development Area Subcommittee:

a)            Receives the report titled “Trees, Toilets and Other Issues at Pearl Harbour” dated 17 May 2018.


b)           Determines that this matter or decision be recognised 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.


d)           Approves the adoption of option 2 of an interim Tree Management Strategy for the trees adjacent to the Pearl Harbour toilets and requests Council officers to assist with the development of a strategic plan for the issues in the Pearl Harbour area, including;

                                i.              Clarify funding for reports and resource consent applications

                              ii.              Identify ownership of gabion baskets

                            iii.              Create a development forum with all parties to progress a long term vision for Pearl Harbour and report back to the subcommittees next meeting in August 2018.





Chairperson's Report

Record No: R/18/5/10973


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


·         Te Aika Reserve athletics concrete pad is in place with some minor repairs works to be completed

·         Representation Review submissions close on 6 June 2018

·         Lake2lake cycle trail opening Saturday 3 June 2018

·         Hall Committee repaint/stain the floor in the front of the hall







Councillor's Report

Record No: R/18/5/10974


Councillor Kremer reported on the following from the Council table;


·         Representation Review consultation process

·         10 Year Plan

·         Water and Land Management Plan








The meeting concluded at 12.40pm                    CONFIRMED AS A TRUE AND CORRECT RECORD AT A MEETING OF THE Manapouri Community Development Area Subcommittee HELD ON TUESDAY 22 MAY 2018.