Notice is hereby given that a Meeting of the Te Anau Community Board will be held on:

 

Date:

Time:

Meeting Room:

Venue:

 

Wednesday, 30 May 2018

2.00pm

Distinction Te Anau Hotel and Villas, 64 Lakefront Drive Te Anau

 

Te Anau Community Board Agenda

OPEN

 

 

MEMBERSHIP

 

Chairperson

Rachel Cockburn

 

Deputy Chairperson

Sarah Greaney

 

Members

Shaun Cantwell

 

 

Mary Chartres

 

 

Kara Matheson

 

 

Tony O'Loughlin

 

 

Councillor Ebel Kremer

 

 

IN ATTENDANCE

 

Committee Advisor

Jenny Labruyere

Community Partnership Leader

Simon Moran

 

 

 

 

 

Contact Telephone: 0800 732 732

Postal Address: PO Box 903, Invercargill 9840

Email: emailsdc@southlanddc.govt.nz

Website: www.southlanddc.govt.nz

 

Full agendas are available on Council’s Website

www.southlanddc.govt.nz

 

 

 


Terms of Reference – Community Boards

 

Community Boards are bodies established by statute.  Their responsibilities and powers are as delegated by the Southland District Council which are to:

·                      Represent and act as an advocate for the interest of its community.

·                      Consider and report on all matters referred to it by the Southland District Council, or any matter of interest or concern to the Community Board.

·                      Maintain an overview of services provided by the Southland District Council within the community.

·                      Consider annual estimates for expenditure within the community and recommend these to Council.

·                      Communicate with community organisations and special interest groups within the community.

·                      Undertake any other responsibilities that are delegated to it by the Southland District Council.

 

In addition to these activities, Community Boards will consider how best to provide for their communities, and the people who live there, into the future.

 

Community Board members will provide leadership by:

·                Positively representing their community and the Southland District

·                Identifying key issues that will affect their community’s future and work with Council staff and other local representatives to facilitate multi-agency collaborative opportunities.

·                Promote a shared vision for the wider community of interest area and develop ways to work with others to achieve positive outcomes

 

·                Community Boards will adopt a strategic focus that will enable members to:

·                Provide local representation and guidance on wider community issues, initiatives and projects.

·                Contribute to the development and promotion of community cohesion, by developing and supporting relationships across a range of stakeholders at a local, regional and national level.

·                Take part in local community forums, meetings and workshops.

·                Inform local residents and ratepayers on issues that affect them.

 

Community Boards shall have the following delegated powers and be accountable to Council for the exercising of these powers

 

Engagement and representation by:

·                Facilitating the Council’s consultation with local residents and community groups on local issues and local aspects of district wide issues including input into the Long-term Plan, Annual Plan, and policies that impact on the Board’s area.

·                Engaging with council officers on local issues and levels of service, including infrastructural, recreational, community services and parks, reserves and cemetery matters.

·                Representing the interests of the community at Council, Committee or Subcommittee meetings when a motion under debate relates to a matter that the Board considers to be of particular interest to the residents within its community.

·                Monitoring and keeping the Council informed of community aspirations and the level of satisfaction with services provided.

 

Financial by:

·                Approving expenditure within the limits of annual estimates.

·                Approving unbudgeted expenditure for locally funded activities up to the value of $10,000.

 

Rentals and leases

·                In relation to all leases of land and buildings within their own area, on behalf of Council;

§    Accepting the highest tenders for rentals of $10,000; or less per annum.

§    Approving the preferential allocation of leases where the rental is $10,000 or less per annum.

 


 

Local assets and facilities by

·                Overseeing the management of local halls and community centres which are owned by Council and where no management committee exists.  This will occur by way of relationship with officers of Southland District Council. 

·                Appoint a local liaison person responsible for community housing.

 

Some Community Boards have specific delegations in addition to the broad delegations above:

 

Stewart Island/Rakiura Community Board

·                Contributing to the development of policy relating to the governance of the Stewart Island Electrical Supply Authority (SIESA). 

·                Overseeing the management of SIESA by way of relationship with officers of Southland District Council. 

 

Te Anau Community Board

·                Overseeing the management of the Te Anau/Manapouri Airport by way of relationship with officers of Southland District Council.

 

The Community Boards can make recommendations to Council on:

 

Assets and Facilities

·                Annually providing feedback on any asset management plans or community services strategies applicable to the community for which the Community Board is responsible.

 

Rentals and leases

·                In relation to all leases of land and buildings within their own area, on behalf of Council;

§    Recommending rentals in excess of $10,000 per annum to the Group Manager Services and Assets

§    Recommending the preferential allocation of leases where the rental is in excess of $10,000 per annum to the Group Manager Services and Assets.

 

Contracts/Tenders

·                Recommending tenders less than $200,000 to the Group Manager Services and Assets.

·                Recommending tenders in excess of $200,000 to the Services and Assets Committee.

·                Recommending tenders to the Services and Assets Committee where preference is not for acceptance of the highest tenderer,

 

Financial

·                Recommending annual estimates to Council.

·                Recommending unbudgeted expenditure in excess of $10,000 to the Services and Assets Committee.

 

Local Policy

·                Considering matters referred to it by officers, the Council, its committees or subcommittees, including reports and policy and bylaw proposals relating to the provision of council services within the Board’s area; and

·                Making submissions or recommendations in response to those matters as appropriate.

 

The Chairperson of each Community Board is delegated with the following additional responsibilities:

·                 Approval of leases, rental agreements and the rollover of existing contracts under $1,000;

·                 Engaging with Community Board members to make submissions to the Council on behalf of the Community Board where a submission period is outside of the Community Board meeting cycle.  Where a Chairperson is unable to base a submission on a consensus among Community Board members, a Community Board meeting must be held.

 


Te Anau Community Board

30 May 2018

 

TABLE OF CONTENTS

ITEM                                                                                                                                                                                  PAGE

Procedural

1             Apologies                                                                                                                                                                5

2             Leave of absence                                                                                                                                                5

3             Conflict of Interest                                                                                                                                             5

4             Public Forum                                                                                                                                                         5

5             Extraordinary/Urgent Items                                                                                                                        5

6             Confirmation of Minutes                                                                                                                               8

Reports

7.1         Submission from the Te Anau Community Board to the Southland District Council Initial Proposal for the Representation Review                                                                                          13

7.2         Requests and suggestions from submissions to the Long Term Plan 2018-2028    17  

Committee Reports

8.1         Chairperson's Report

The Chairperson, Member Cockburn to report on matters with which she has been involved since the last meeting.

 

Councillor's Report

9.1         Councillor's Report

Councillor Kremer to report on matters from the District Council table.

  


1             Apologies

 

An apology for non-attendance has been lodged by Member Matheson.

 

2             Leave of absence

 

At the close of the agenda no requests for leave of absence had been received.

 

3             Conflict of Interest

 

Committee Members are reminded of the need to be vigilant to stand aside from decision-making when a conflict arises between their role as a member and any private or other external interest they might have.

 

4             Public Forum

Notification to speak is required by 5pm at least two days before the meeting. Further information is available on www.southlanddc.govt.nz or phoning 0800 732 732.

 

5             Extraordinary/Urgent Items

To consider, and if thought fit, to pass a resolution to permit the committee to consider any further items which do not appear on the Agenda of this meeting and/or the meeting to be held with the public excluded.

Such resolution is required to be made pursuant to Section 46A(7) of the Local Government Official Information and Meetings Act 1987, and the Chairperson must advise:

(i)            the reason why the item was not on the Agenda, and

(ii)          the reason why the discussion of this item cannot be delayed until a subsequent meeting.

Section 46A(7A) of the Local Government Official Information and Meetings Act 1987 (as amended) states:

“Where an item is not on the agenda for a meeting,-

(a)    that item may be discussed at that meeting if-

(i)            that item is a minor matter relating to the general business of the local authority; and

(ii)           the presiding member explains at the beginning of the meeting, at a time when it is open to the public, that the item will be discussed at the meeting; but

(b)          no resolution, decision or recommendation may be made in respect of that item except to refer that item to a subsequent meeting of the local authority for further discussion.”

 

6             Confirmation of Minutes

6.1             Confirms the minutes of Te Anau Community Board meeting,held on  01 May 2018 .


 

Te Anau Community Board

 

OPEN MINUTES

 

 

 

Minutes of a meeting of Te Anau Community Board held in the Distinction Te Anau Hotel & Villas, 64 Lakefront Drive, Te Anau  on Tuesday, 1 May 2018 at 2.00pm.

 

present

 

Chairperson

Rachel Cockburn

 

Deputy Chairperson

Sarah Greaney

 

Members

Shaun Cantwell

 

 

Mary Chartres

 

 

Kara Matheson

 

 

Tony O'Loughlin

 

 

Councillor Ebel Kremer

 

 

IN ATTENDANCE

 

Committee Advisor

Jenny Labruyere

Community Partnership Leader

Simon Moran

Group Manager, Services and Assets

Matt Russell

 


1             Apologies

 

An apology for non-attendance has been lodged my Member Matheson.

 

 

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

 

Lawton Weber – Canadian Geese Management Plan

 

 

5             Extraordinary/Urgent Items

 

There were no Extraordinary/Urgent items.

 

 

6             Confirmation of Minutes

 

Resolution

Moved Member Matheson, seconded Member Chartres  and Resolved;

That the minutes of Te Anau Community Board meeting, held on Wednesday 21 February 2018 be confirmed as a true and correct record of the meeting.

 

Reports

 

7.1

Council Report

Record No: R/18/4/8631

 

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 highlighted various issues of interest. Particular highlights included;

 

  • Provincial Growth Fund
  • Tourism Infrastructure Fund Application
  • Representation Review
  • Southland Regional Development Agency (SRDA) – Chair enquired whether there is access to the summary of the submissions (staff did not comment on this enquiry).
  • Land and Water Plan Implementation – Chair commented that there is a need for a close eye to be kept on farming in the Te Anau Basin is this regard.

 

Local Projects

 

  • The Board noted the underspend from operating costs and made mention in regard to the ageing festive flags and the need for a working party to work with the Community Engineer and arrange a replacement and upgrade of flags for the coming Christmas/summer season.  The working group to consist of Members Greaney and Matheson along with the Committee Advisor and Committee Engineer.
  • Members requested an update on project and budget variations for the Te Anau township maintenance contract to provide a clear understanding of expenditure for the current financial year.

 

 

Resolution

Moved Cr Kremer, seconded Deputy Chairperson Greaney  and Resolved;

That the Te Anau Community Board:

a)            Receives the report titled “Council Report” dated 16 April 2018.

 

 

Resolution

Moved Member O’Loughlin, seconded Member Chartres; and Resolved

That the Te Anau Community Board:

b)           Requests staff form a working group consisting of Members Greaney and Matheson to arrange for the replacement and upgrade of township flags.

 

c)             Requests staff provide an update on project and budget variations for the Te Anau township maintenance contract to provide a clear understanding of expenditure for the current financial year.

 

 

7.2

Te Anau Community Board to Ratify Submissions to Council's Long Term Plan 2018-2028, and the closing of the Lumsden Birthing Unit.

Record No: R/18/4/7961

 

Committee Advisor, Jenny Labruyere was in attendance for this item.

 

The purpose of the report is to ratify retrospectively the Te Anau Community Board’s submission to the Southland District Council’s Long Term Plan Consultant 2018-2028, and the Board’s submission to the Southern District Health Board on the proposed closure of the Lumsden Birthing Unit.

 

 

Resolution

Moved Member Cantwell, seconded Member Matheson  and Resolved;

That the Te Anau Community Board:

a)            Receives the report titled “Te Anau Community Board to Ratify Submissions to Council's Long Term Plan 2018-2028, and the closing of the Lumsden Birthing Unit. dated 11 April 2018.

 

b)           Ratifies the submission to the Southland District Council’s Long Term Plan 2018-2028.

 

c)            Ratifies the submission to the Southern District Health Board on the proposed closure of the Lumsden Birthing Unit.

 

 

 

Committee Reports

 

8.1

Te Anau Airport Update

Record No: R/18/4/9556

 

Group Manager, Services and Assets, Matt Russell was in attendance for this item.

 

Mr Russell outlined his responsibilities as services and asset manager which includes the airport, and provided an update on the current operations of the airport.

 

Mr Russell added Council is to undertake a review of the long term vision, strategy and commercial options to identify the best options going forward for the airport.

 

 

Resolution

Moved Deputy Chairperson Greaney, seconded Member Cantwell  and Resolved:

That the Te Anau Community Board;

Request staff to develop a scope of costings and commercial options analysis to identify the most effective options going forward for the Te Anau Airport – Manapouri.

 

 

 

8.2

Te Anau Wastewater Discharge Project Update

Record No: R/18/4/9555

 

Group Manager, Services and Assets, Matt Russell was in attendance for this item.

 

Mr Russell provided an update in regard to the Te Anau Wastewater Discharge Project advising that Council has approved the business case for the Kepler option subject to a final decision being made as to the preferred discharge method, adding that staff have been progressing the work needed to give effect to the decision made.

 

Mr Russell added Council has approved changes to the Terms of Reference for the Committee to reflect the current status of the project.

 

 

8.3

Chairperson's Report

Record No: R/18/4/9557

 

The Chairperson, Member Cockburn reported on matters with which she has been involved since the Subcommittee’s previous meeting, these included;

 

  • Research Helicopter meeting to discuss the potential to loss the current service
  • Destination Fiordland meeting with TIA, Trendz
  • Tourism Infrastructure Fund Applications have been lodged for –Te Anau toilets and Te Anau Wastewater Discharge
  • Milford Crescent work due for completion by the end of June
  • Board to have discussions with other entities within the community to identify any genuine connections between various businesses to encourage better coordination in the town centre business area
  • Members requested to revisit the Trading in Public Places bylaw when next due for review
  •  Fiordland Retirement Housing is acknowledged as a profitable project with six unconditional contracts signed and building consents being prepared to be lodged
  • Fiordland Community Events Centre programmed for roof repairs and some repaint work, all to be funded by the Trust
  • Fiordland Museum investigating further development with a vision in mind for future expansion
  • Fiordland College multi use turf installed and to be used as a model for other communities/schools

 

 

 

 

Councillor's Report

 

9.1

Councillor's Report

Record No: R/18/4/9558

 

Councillor Kremer reported he had no further items for further update or discussion.

 

 

 

The meeting concluded at 5.35pm                       CONFIRMED AS A TRUE AND CORRECT RECORD AT A MEETING OF THE Te Anau Community Board HELD ON TUESDAY 1 MAY 2018.

 

 

 

DATE:............................................................................................

 

 

 

CHAIRPERSON:........................................................................

 


Te Anau Community Board

30 May 2018

 

Submission from the Te Anau Community Board to the Southland District Council Initial Proposal for the Representation Review

Record No:             R/18/5/11734

Author:                      Jenny Labruyere, Committee Advisor/Customer Support Partner

Approved by:         Rex Capil, Group Manager Community and Futures

 

  Decision                                        Recommendation                                  Information

 

 

 

Purpose of Report

1        The purpose of the report is to enable the Te Anau Community Board to consider their submission to the Southland District Council Initial Proposal for the Representation Review.

 

 

Recommendation

That the Te Anau Community Board:

a)            Receives the report titled “Submission from the Te Anau Community Board to the Southland District Council Initial Proposal for the Representation Review” dated 24 May 2018.

 

b)           Endorses the submission of the Te Anau Community Board to the Southland District Council initial proposal for the Representation Review.

 

 

Attachments

a             Te Anau Community Board Submission - 2018 Representation Review    

 


Te Anau Community Board

30 May 2018

 

22 May 2018

To whom it may concern

Te Anau Community Board Submission – 2018 Representation Review

Question One – Do you think 12 Councillors elected from five wards gives you fair and effective representation?

Yes, this is the Community Board’s preference.

·   Due to the anticipated workload, no less than 12 Councillors should be elected 

·   Councillors to be elected per ward as proposed, not at large.

·   In particular we support 3 Councillors from the Mararoa Waimea Ward

 

Question Two – Do you think that Stewart Island Rakiura should be an island community of interest?

Yes, the Community Board support Stewart Island being an Island community of interest as proposed.

 

Question Three – Do you think there should be eight community boards covering the whole of the District?

Yes, the Community Board support this proposal with the following supporting comments:

·   The board agree that 6 elected representatives is appropriate for Fiordland

·   The board agree that one appointed councilor is appropriate for Fiordland

 

Question Four – Do you support this proposal which consists of 12 Councillors elected from five wards and eight community boards covering the whole of the District?

Yes, the Community Board support this proposal in principal with the following supporting recommendations to achieve a successful outcome:

·        We ask that Council actively support ways to include existing or new communities of interest who may no longer have elected representation but wish to be actively involved in ongoing community planning or development.

·        That existing CDA or CB reserves be well protected for the communities that set them, to give the opportunity for those communities to utilise in an appropriate manner as they see fit.  In particular the reserves gained from asset sales such as Te Anau need to be retained by the community as an asset, to be utilised as appropriate by that community.  This needs to be managed in a timely and constructive fashion.

·        That there is a complete organisation review that runs in conjunction with the outcome of this review to ensure there is an appropriate structure to support the new initiatives and direction.

·        The Board recognises communities of interest who have not had a direct or strong voice before may now have better representation on specific issues through this proposal.

·        However, the Board recognises the risk of alienating communities of interest through poor management of this proposal.  The outcome is very dependent on a general desire by all parties to make it work.  We have a combined responsibility to make it work.

·        We would encourage more opportunities to work across boundaries on common issues and to look at untapped opportunities.

 

The Board would like to provide feedback on future Community Governance discussions in relation to our support in principal for the new representation structure as an integral part of our submission.

·        The Board would like to understand and be involved in future discussions relating to the funding of Community Boards.  Due to the nature of our community and the ongoing growth we are facing, retaining the right to have a key decision-making role in setting local rates on a broad range of projects and services is a high priority for our board. 

·        The Board would also like to ensure we retain the ability to be involved in district wide funded projects that directly affect our Community Board area.  While we acknowledge the decision will be Councils, we respectfully ask that the Board, as a representative body of the community, be included in the decision-making process.

·        The Board acknowledge and agree with the opportunity for Community Boards to be able to report to Council.

·        The Board supports Council proactively engaging with community or interest groups to facilitate appropriate “local community governance structures” to enable ongoing community development with support from a community development advisor.

·        The Board supports improved induction training being provided for elected members.

 

The Board would like to speak to this submission.

Yours faithfully

Rachel Cockburn

Chairperson, Te Anau Community Board

 

 


Te Anau Community Board

30 May 2018

 

Requests and suggestions from submissions to the Long Term Plan 2018-2028

Record No:             R/18/5/10523

Author:                      Nicole Taylor, Project Co-ordinator Corporate Planning

Approved by:         Rex Capil, Group Manager Community and Futures

 

  Decision                                        Recommendation                                  Information

 

 

 

Long Term Plan submissions 2018-2028

1        This report collates the information from submitters to the Long Term plan 2018-2028 who had requests or suggestions related to the Te Anau area.

 

Te Anau related topics

2        As part of the Long Term Plan deliberations, Council confirmed the staff actions detailed in attached report to pass on to the relevant community board or community area development subcommittee specific requests and suggestions from submitters for their consideration and prioritisation.

3        The staff amendments and updates issues and options paper also had an amendment to projects that were planned in the 2017/2018 financial year that will not be completed by 30 June 2018.  There are five projects for the Te Anau community that will be included in the 2018/2019 financial year budgets.

4        The district and local issues projects and operational matters issues and options paper is attached. The table below includes a summary of the submission points along with comments from staff in relation to the issues and the staff actions details for specific submission points (highlighted in yellow)  for the Te Anau related submissions.

5        The submissions points were on a variety of topics including local projects, community facilities, cycle trails, roads and footpaths, wastewater, water supply, solid waste and resource management.

6        The proposed change to the Te Anau community board rating area (the removal of the Milford Sound township from the Community Board boundary) as stated in the consultation document was accepted.

7        The Te Anau office and library was the subject of an issues and options paper at the 2 May deliberations meeting.  Council agreed to proceed with plans to carry out a feasibility study into the Te Anau community hub programmed for 2019/2020.

8        Please see the full council agenda for 2 May for all of the issues and options papers and the minutes of this meeting for all council decisions.

9        The Long Term Plan 2018-2028 will be adopted by Council on 20 June 2018 with a copy of the final plan available on the website.

 

 

 

Excerpts of feedback on Community Future Planning

District and Local Issues/Projects

Name (Point)

SUBMISSION Summary

Staff Recommendation

Local Projects

Glenda Bell - 137.5

Te Anau - Wants to see many more drinking water fountains in Te Anau, with water taps next to these so the public can fill their own water bottles which will reduce the plastic waste created.

That Council note the submitter's feedback and request that their specific suggestions be passed onto both the Te Anau Community Board and staff responsible for the development of the open spaces programme for consideration and prioritisation.

Julie Walls - 141.14

Te Anau/Manapouri - States that these areas are growing and requests council respond to the problems this is creating including 1) improving car parking (Little Park Lane overtaken by staff leaving no cars for locals) 2) ban boats/trailers parking as they block people getting out of parks 3) getting a parking warden 4) additional toilets/showers (not just at the library swimming pool). 5) a place where freedom campers can go with facilities so they don't use the library/pool.
States that regional funding for these facilities should be applied for as investment has been lacking

Community Facilities – Other Cycle Trails

Gerard Hill - 82.10

Believes that community-led cycle trails are a lot better and comments that if the Council wants to increase visitor numbers to the region through developing cycle trails, it should assist the Fiordland Trails Trust with funding to finish the last stage of the Lake to Lake Trail.

That Council notes the submitter’s feedback.

Bruce Sanford - 31.15

Believes more cycle trails are needed - including Te Anau/Manapouri to Tuatapere and to Invercargill, Lumsden to Invercargill and Jacks point to Kingston.

Council notes the submitter believes more cycle trails are needed - including Te Anau/Manapouri to Tuatapere and to Invercargill, Lumsden to Invercargill and Jacks point to Kingston.  Also notes that NZTA have recently established a Heartland ride from Lumsden to Invercargill but no other trails are proposed at this time.

James Reardon on behalf of Te Anau Cycling Incorporated - 62.2

Te Anau Cycle Trails - Discusses the need to have better mountain biking options for youth, tourists etc, in the Te Anau region. There is a demand for tourist to use trails, and this could be part of what attracts tourists to the area. Suggests mountain biking in and around Te Anau as an ideal focus for investment. Suggests that SDC could support applications from TACI to community funds for trail development and work positively with Destination Fiordland and other bodies to boost the profile and support for mountain biking in the district.

Council notes the submitter has requested Council provide improved cycling and mountain biking infrastructure.  This infrastructure could be a very complimentary and high-value addition to the amenities that attract visitors to Te Anau.  Council could support applications to community funders for trail development and work positively with Destination Fiordland and other bodies to boost the profile and support for mountain biking in the district.  Council notes its previously signalled intentions to work closely with community groups to help them achieve their goals and this is aligned with the submitter's point of view. 

Gerard Hill - 82.11

Te Anau Cycle Trail - Request Council add professionally-designed mountain-bike tracks into Ivon Wilson Park (comment originally made in relation to Q2a, point 82.8)

Council notes the submitter's request for Council to add professionally-designed mountain-bike tracks into Ivon Wilson Park, Te Anau.  In response Council notes that the Open Spaces studies will investigate needs and facilities in Council's open spaces and parks such as Ivon Wilson park.  Further the budgets allowed for in years 4-10 of the LTP will allow for physical works, identified in the investigation phase, to be carried out.  

Roads and Footpaths

James Reardon on behalf of Te Anau Cycling Incorporated - 62.3

Te Anau Roads/Cycleway/Walkways - Suggests adding a cycle/walking bridge to the existing Upukarora River bridge, to create a secure cycle/walking lane at least to the junction of Sinclair road and a safe crossing point for cyclists, pedestrians, and school children.

That Council note the submitter's feedback and ask staff to table the issues raised around pedestrian and cycling facilities to with the Te Anau Community Board for consideration and prioritisation. No change is recommended to the current Long Term Plan however Council staff are to continue working with NZTA around funding options for active transport modes and continue to promote /improve road safety. Pedestrian facilities and amenities such as footpaths and walkways are prioritised and funded by each community. The change in government has resulted in a new draft Government Policy Statement on Land Transport which has a higher degree of focus on mode neutrality and active transport. This is still in the draft format and was released too late to be considered as part of the current LTP process.

K.F and G.F. Thompson - 142.7

Te Anau - Requests Council create vehicle access between Paperplus  &  Ray White with carparking behind and walkways signposted

That Council note the submitter's feedback and ask staff to table a copy of the submitter's requests for signage along walkways onto the Te Anau Community Board for consideration. Parking facilities are currently available along Little Park lane and access to Little Park Lane via Park Lane is less than 200m from the proposed vehicle access between Paperplus and Ray White.  

Derene Christie and Colleagues for Fiordland Medical Trust on behalf of Fiordland Medical Trust - 30.1

Te Anau Cycling/Pedestrian Infrastructure - Requests improved cycle and pedestrian infrastructure in and around Te Anau. Notes the population is growing and the believe that the combination of increased vehicle numbers, overseas drivers, vehicle type and existing road conditions raise the potential for injury and death. Comments on an increasing number of incidents between cyclists or pedestrians and vehicles including students travelling to or from school. Suggests that improving cycling and pedestrian infrastructure can reduce risk, help improve wellbeing, create social opportunities (such as group outings and sporting events), reduce harm to the environment and create economic opportunities.

That Council note the submitter's feedback and request staff to table the issues raised around pedestrian facilities with the Te Anau Community Board for consideration and prioritisation as funder of local activities such as walkways, footpaths etc.  No change is recommended to the current Long Term Plan however Council staff are to continue working with NZTA around funding options for active transport modes. The change in government has resulted in a new draft Government Policy Statement on Land Transport which has a higher degree of focus on mode neutrality and active transport. This is still in the draft format and was released too late to be considered as part of the current LTP process. The submitter is also welcome to talk directly with the Te Anau Community Board about the concerns, particularly as the Board are progressing a community leadership planning process for the area which includes an aspects of co-ordinated planning for the township. 

Ray Willett - 126.7

Te Anau Pedestrian - Would like the pedestrian crossing outside Freshchoice relocated before someone gets hurt.

That Council note the submitter's feedback and request staff to table the issues raised around pedestrian facilities with the Te Anau Community Board for consideration and prioritisation. No change is recommended to the current Long Term Plan however Council staff to continue working with NZTA around funding options for active transport modes and continue to promote /improve road safety. Pedestrian facilities and amenities such footpaths are prioritised and funded by each community. The change in government has resulted in a new draft Government Policy Statement on Land Transport which has a higher degree of focus on mode neutrality and active transport. This is still in the draft format and was released too late to be considered as part of the current LTP process.

Stephen Hoskin on behalf of Hoskin Family - 48.1

Te Anau roads/cycleways/walkways - Requests that Council
1) develop more extensive plans for active transport and work with NZTA to implement the plan on the basis of the benefits that it provides (making specific suggestions for improving infrastructure to encourage active transport - particularly related to safety of the Upukerora Bridge and the existing brick path below Kepler Heights that brings users to a point on Sandy Brown Road at right angles to traffic is unsafe and suggests a path be put along Sandy Brown Road)
2) put in native plantings (that are aesthetically pleasing and do not cause safety problems such as low tussocks and lancewoods) in the traffic islands on Milford Road within the town boundary.

That Council note the submitter's feedback and table the issues raised around vegetation and pedestrian facilities with the Te Anau Community Board for consideration and prioritisation.  No change is recommended to the current Long Term Plan however Council staff are to continue working with NZTA around funding options for active transport modes and continue to promote /improve road safety.  Pedestrian facilities and amenities such as gardening are funded priorities and currently funded by each community. The change in government has resulted in a new draft Government Policy Statement on Land Transport which has a higher degree of focus on mode neutrality and active transport. This is still in the draft format and was released too late to be considered as part of the current LTP process. 

Grant Excell on behalf of Te Anau School Board of Trustees - 68.1

Te Anau pedestrian/cycleways - Request Council help to make access to and from Te Anau School and local amenities (such as the public library, local cycle trails and the lake) safe using pedestrian and cycle friendly routes.

That Council note the submitter's feedback and table the issues raised around pedestrian facilities with the Te Anau Community Board for consideration and prioritisation.  No change is recommended to the current Long Term Plan however Council staff to continue working with NZTA around funding options for active transport modes and continue to promote /improve road safety. Pedestrian facilities and amenities such footpaths are prioritised and funded by each community. The change in government has resulted in a new draft Government Policy Statement on Land Transport which has a higher degree of focus on mode neutrality and active transport. This is still in the draft format and was released too late to be considered as part of the current LTP process.

Linda. D. Murdoch - 55.2

Te Anau roads - Would like to see a change to the one way system in Te Anau and doesn't want to see any car parks lost.

That Council note the submitter's feedback. Staff advise that safety improvements are planned for Milford Crescent including a review of the current pedestrian crossing location. Opportunity needs to be given for the current improvement plan to be completed. Changing the one way systems would in itself create new issues. 

Marilyn Hunter - 65.1

Te Anau - Fully supports otta seal for Whitestone Road

That Council note the submitter's request and instruct staff to develop a policy around third party financing of activity improvements and responsibility for both the ongoing maintenance and renewal of the these assets. Based on the current maintenance requirements and associated cost along with the low traffic volume it is difficult to put a business case together that would meet the NZTA requirement to support sealing these types of roads. As such it is recommended that the project not be brought forward. Staff are suggesting that Council develop a policy around third party financing of activity improvements and responsibility for both the ongoing maintenance and renewal of these assets. This is particularly prudent if improvements would not meet the initial NZTA capital investment criteria. 

Irene Barnes - 128.8

Te Anau - Approves of the Otto sealing up to the cemetery in Te Anau, but wants remainder done sooner ahead of the walkway improvements

Glenda Bell - 137.3

Te Anau Pedestrian - Believes the crossing outside Freshchoice supermarket needs to be shifted as someone will get hit.  Likewise with the crossing at the roundabout which is at the end of Lakefront Drive and the town centre.  The exit of the roundabout also needs to be levelled.

That Council note the submitter's suggestions and ask staff to table the issues raised around pedestrian facilities with the Te Anau Community Board for consideration and prioritisation. No change is recommended to the current Long Term Plan however Council staff to continue working with NZTA around funding options for active transport modes and continue to promote /improve road safety. Pedestrian facilities and amenities such footpaths are prioritised and funded by each community. The change in government has resulted in a new draft Government Policy Statement on Land Transport which has a higher degree of focus on mode neutrality and active transport. This is still in the draft format and was released too late to be considered as part of the current LTP process.

Wastewater

Darryl Sycamore on behalf of Federated Farmers of New Zealand - 145.8

Targeted Rate - Supports a targeted rate model to fund wastewater schemes as those communities who will directly benefit from the expenditure should be responsible for the funding. Believes it is appropriate for townships to fund the costs associated with wastewater discharges through user pays model. Affordability can be addressed by extending the term of the loan etc.

Land and Water plan - As water and land plan is subject to appeal, offers little support to future proof the Council's wastewater networks.

Te Anau Wastewater - States that it is imperative to advance the Te Anau wastewater treatment upgrade. FF supports Council carrying our further work to determine what option provides the greatest benefit to the community overall.

FF supports a co-ordinated replacement programmes to investigate differing options for the upgrade of aged underground infrastructure

Submission points noted - no action required Water and Wastewater Services are currently funded by the user pays model the submitter suggests ie only those connected to water and wastewater schemed pay the targeted rate. Those outside these urban areas are not required to pay, which will continue to be the case. The submitter's comments around Te Anau are noted and appreciated.

Sir Alan Mark - 8.5

Te Anau Wastewater - Suggests that in relation to the Te Anau Wastewater Treatment upgrade that Council should be allowing for an alternative site, closer to the Te Anau Township, with costings closer to the amount allocated, remain urgent and priority issues.

Submitter’s comments in respect of the Te Anau wastewater project are noted. In December 2017 Council resolved to proceed with detailed design work in support of irrigation of treated wastewater to the Kepler Block to the north of Te Anau Airport Manapouri. As a result work has started on the detailed design of the pipeline and other supporting works at both the oxidation pond site and the Kepler site.  At the December meeting Council also requested that staff develop a concept design for sub surface drip irrigation (SDI) to a point where it can be evaluated against the Centre Pivot Irrigation (CPI) proposal for which consent was granted in 2017.This concept design is currently being developed and will be independently peer reviewed before being presented to Council later in the year at which point a decision on the final means of irrigation will be made.

Mary Chartres - 23.15

Te Anau Wastewater - Support the sub-surface drip irrigation option for the Kepler site for Te Wastewater disposal project.

David Fortune - 34.14

Te Anau Wastewater - Suggests the wastewater be processed to a high level at the existing site and then used on recreation ground in Te Anau.

Bev Hartley - 43.6

Te Anau Wastewater - Suggests the plant that is being built should treat waste to a highly usable product that doesn't need to be pumped 19kms. Also comments of cost of replacing pipes in the future.

Margaret Cambridge - 54.8

Te Anau Wastewater - Opposes the consented option for sub-surface irrigation

Rachel Cockburn on behalf of Te Anau Community Board - 77.5

Te Anau Wastewater - Strongly supports and advocates for sub-surface drip irrigation given the current information to hand.

Lynley King - 90.6

Te Anau Wastewater - believes the best option is to treat wastewater to higher standard by upgrading current plant without need to pump 18km.

Irene Barnes - 128.7

Te Anau wastewater project - applaud work done but don't waste any more money on investigations just do it.

Fiona Black on behalf of Real Journeys Limited - 123.3

Te Anau - and look forward to resolving the Te Anau wastewater treatment plant and discharge system issues. Supports proposals to improve environmental standards.

Water Supply

Helen Newcombe - 101.5

Te Anau Water - Concerned about lack of forward planning to improve water supply and comments on trend of repeated repairs, burst pipes which indicated pipes need to be replaced as well as water shortages. States that Council needs to prioritise replacements much earlier than what is included in the plan (2021 RWS Water Lateral Replacements and then 2033 for water pipe and pump renewals).

Submitter comments noted recent work undertaken in Te Anau includes extensive leak detection and repair programme, targeted renewals through Mackinnon Loop and undertaking work in support of development of a longer term demand management strategy which will help understand what future upgrading of the supply will be required to cope with continued growth of the town.

Darryl Sycamore on behalf of Federated Farmers of New Zealand - 145.7

Supports the provision of potable water to townships and rural water schemes and the proposed renewal programme. Supports a targeted rate model to fund water schemes but questions the 30% increase in costs over the life of the plan. Recognises the importance of understanding the life of the infrastructure assets and the costs associated with upgrading them in increasingly tougher regulatory environments.

That Council note the submitter’s feedback with no action required. Water and Wastewater Services are currently funded by the user pays model the submitter suggests ie only those connected to water and wastewater schemed pay the targeted rate. Those outside these urban areas are not required to pay, which will continue to be the case. Upgrades have been allowed for in the Wastewater Activity Management Plan for Te Anau, Winton, Riversdale and Manapouri totalling $23 million.

Solid Waste

SJ Peoples - 83.16

Te Anau - Believes the Te Anau waste site costs too much and isn't good to use.

Submitter’s comments noted the costs for using the Te Anau transfer station are consistent with those at other transfer stations across the district. Comments about the state of the site have also been noted. The site is subject to regular inspections by both staff and our contractor with any significant issues addressed in an agreed manner. There is also money included within future budgets to improve signage and address some issues with drainage that effects part of the site.

Resource Management

Paul Brimecombe - 100.14

Does not want oil exploration and fracking in the Te Anau basin.

The submitter's feedback is noted. Permits for oil exploration are not administered by Council.  However the Southland District Plan and Environment Southland have rules relating to these activities which may trigger resource consents.

Sir Alan Mark - 8.9

Requests Council include a section in the LTP about the wilding conifer threat and treat this as a priority issue in the areas specified and suggests that for future planting in similar locations, if permitted, should carry a condition of owner responsibility for wilding control on adjoining properties. Comments on potentially illegal clearance of indigenous shrubland/tree planting on the Te Anau Downs Station and requests a formal response regarding this.

That Council notes the submitter's feedback and recommends no changes to the LTP. The Ministry for the Environment has released a National Environmental Standard for Plantation Forestry which provides a permissive framework for forestry activities nationwide. There are wilding controls within this standard which requires companies to undertake an assessment prior to planting. There are also some indigenous vegetation requirements in this standard. Under the Standard council can be more stringent with rules in relation to Outstanding landscapes and significant natural areas. Council is aware of development works occurring on Te Anau Downs Station and is in the process of investigating options about future enforcement.

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Excerpts of feedback on Community Future Planning

District and Local Issues/Projects

 

Name (Point)

SUBMISSION Summary

Staff Recommendation

Local Projects

Glenda Bell - 137.5

Te Anau - Wants to see many more drinking water fountains in Te Anau, with water taps next to these so the public can fill their own water bottles which will reduce the plastic waste created.

That Council note the submitter's feedback and request that their specific suggestions be passed onto both the Te Anau Community Board and staff responsible for the development of the open spaces programme for consideration and prioritisation.

Julie Walls - 141.14

Te Anau/Manapouri - States that these areas are growing and requests council respond to the problems this is creating including 1) improving car parking (Little Park Lane overtaken by staff leaving no cars for locals) 2) ban boats/trailers parking as they block people getting out of parks 3) getting a parking warden 4) additional toilets/showers (not just at the library swimming pool). 5) a place where freedom campers can go with facilities so they don't use the library/pool.
States that regional funding for these facilities should be applied for as investment has been lacking

Community Facilities – Other Cycle Trails

Gerard Hill - 82.10

Believes that community-led cycle trails are a lot better and comments that if the Council wants to increase visitor numbers to the region through developing cycle trails, it should assist the Fiordland Trails Trust with funding to finish the last stage of the Lake to Lake Trail.

That Council notes the submitter’s feedback.

Bruce Sanford - 31.15

Believes more cycle trails are needed - including Te Anau/Manapouri to Tuatapere and to Invercargill, Lumsden to Invercargill and Jacks point to Kingston.

Council notes the submitter believes more cycle trails are needed - including Te Anau/Manapouri to Tuatapere and to Invercargill, Lumsden to Invercargill and Jacks point to Kingston.  Also notes that NZTA have recently established a Heartland ride from Lumsden to Invercargill but no other trails are proposed at this time.

James Reardon on behalf of Te Anau Cycling Incorporated - 62.2

Te Anau Cycle Trails - Discusses the need to have better mountain biking options for youth, tourists etc, in the Te Anau region. There is a demand for tourist to use trails, and this could be part of what attracts tourists to the area. Suggests mountain biking in and around Te Anau as an ideal focus for investment. Suggests that SDC could support applications from TACI to community funds for trail development and work positively with Destination Fiordland and other bodies to boost the profile and support for mountain biking in the district.

Council notes the submitter has requested Council provide improved cycling and mountain biking infrastructure.  This infrastructure could be a very complimentary and high-value addition to the amenities that attract visitors to Te Anau.  Council could support applications to community funders for trail development and work positively with Destination Fiordland and other bodies to boost the profile and support for mountain biking in the district.  Council notes its previously signalled intentions to work closely with community groups to help them achieve their goals and this is aligned with the submitter's point of view. 

Gerard Hill - 82.11

Te Anau Cycle Trail - Request Council add professionally-designed mountain-bike tracks into Ivon Wilson Park (comment originally made in relation to Q2a, point 82.8)

Council notes the submitter's request for Council to add professionally-designed mountain-bike tracks into Ivon Wilson Park, Te Anau.  In response Council notes that the Open Spaces studies will investigate needs and facilities in Council's open spaces and parks such as Ivon Wilson park.  Further the budgets allowed for in years 4-10 of the LTP will allow for physical works, identified in the investigation phase, to be carried out.  

Roads and Footpaths

James Reardon on behalf of Te Anau Cycling Incorporated - 62.3

Te Anau Roads/Cycleway/Walkways - Suggests adding a cycle/walking bridge to the existing Upukarora River bridge, to create a secure cycle/walking lane at least to the junction of Sinclair road and a safe crossing point for cyclists, pedestrians, and school children.

That Council note the submitter's feedback and ask staff to table the issues raised around pedestrian and cycling facilities to with the Te Anau Community Board for consideration and prioritisation. No change is recommended to the current Long Term Plan however Council staff are to continue working with NZTA around funding options for active transport modes and continue to promote /improve road safety. Pedestrian facilities and amenities such as footpaths and walkways are prioritised and funded by each community. The change in government has resulted in a new draft Government Policy Statement on Land Transport which has a higher degree of focus on mode neutrality and active transport. This is still in the draft format and was released too late to be considered as part of the current LTP process.

K.F and G.F. Thompson - 142.7

Te Anau - Requests Council create vehicle access between Paperplus  &  Ray White with carparking behind and walkways signposted

That Council note the submitter's feedback and ask staff to table a copy of the submitter's requests for signage along walkways onto the Te Anau Community Board for consideration. Parking facilities are currently available along Little Park lane and access to Little Park Lane via Park Lane is less than 200m from the proposed vehicle access between Paperplus and Ray White.  

Derene Christie and Colleagues for Fiordland Medical Trust on behalf of Fiordland Medical Trust - 30.1

Te Anau Cycling/Pedestrian Infrastructure - Requests improved cycle and pedestrian infrastructure in and around Te Anau. Notes the population is growing and the believe that the combination of increased vehicle numbers, overseas drivers, vehicle type and existing road conditions raise the potential for injury and death. Comments on an increasing number of incidents between cyclists or pedestrians and vehicles including students travelling to or from school. Suggests that improving cycling and pedestrian infrastructure can reduce risk, help improve wellbeing, create social opportunities (such as group outings and sporting events), reduce harm to the environment and create economic opportunities.

That Council note the submitter's feedback and request staff to table the issues raised around pedestrian facilities with the Te Anau Community Board for consideration and prioritisation as funder of local activities such as walkways, footpaths etc.  No change is recommended to the current Long Term Plan however Council staff are to continue working with NZTA around funding options for active transport modes. The change in government has resulted in a new draft Government Policy Statement on Land Transport which has a higher degree of focus on mode neutrality and active transport. This is still in the draft format and was released too late to be considered as part of the current LTP process. The submitter is also welcome to talk directly with the Te Anau Community Board about the concerns, particularly as the Board are progressing a community leadership planning process for the area which includes an aspects of co-ordinated planning for the township. 

Ray Willett - 126.7

Te Anau Pedestrian - Would like the pedestrian crossing outside Freshchoice relocated before someone gets hurt.

That Council note the submitter's feedback and request staff to table the issues raised around pedestrian facilities with the Te Anau Community Board for consideration and prioritisation. No change is recommended to the current Long Term Plan however Council staff to continue working with NZTA around funding options for active transport modes and continue to promote /improve road safety. Pedestrian facilities and amenities such footpaths are prioritised and funded by each community. The change in government has resulted in a new draft Government Policy Statement on Land Transport which has a higher degree of focus on mode neutrality and active transport. This is still in the draft format and was released too late to be considered as part of the current LTP process.

Stephen Hoskin on behalf of Hoskin Family - 48.1

Te Anau roads/cycleways/walkways - Requests that Council
1) develop more extensive plans for active transport and work with NZTA to implement the plan on the basis of the benefits that it provides (making specific suggestions for improving infrastructure to encourage active transport - particularly related to safety of the Upukerora Bridge and the existing brick path below Kepler Heights that brings users to a point on Sandy Brown Road at right angles to traffic is unsafe and suggests a path be put along Sandy Brown Road)
2) put in native plantings (that are aesthetically pleasing and do not cause safety problems such as low tussocks and lancewoods) in the traffic islands on Milford Road within the town boundary.

That Council note the submitter's feedback and table the issues raised around vegetation and pedestrian facilities with the Te Anau Community Board for consideration and prioritisation.  No change is recommended to the current Long Term Plan however Council staff are to continue working with NZTA around funding options for active transport modes and continue to promote /improve road safety.  Pedestrian facilities and amenities such as gardening are funded priorities and currently funded by each community. The change in government has resulted in a new draft Government Policy Statement on Land Transport which has a higher degree of focus on mode neutrality and active transport. This is still in the draft format and was released too late to be considered as part of the current LTP process. 

Grant Excell on behalf of Te Anau School Board of Trustees - 68.1

Te Anau pedestrian/cycleways - Request Council help to make access to and from Te Anau School and local amenities (such as the public library, local cycle trails and the lake) safe using pedestrian and cycle friendly routes.

That Council note the submitter's feedback and table the issues raised around pedestrian facilities with the Te Anau Community Board for consideration and prioritisation.  No change is recommended to the current Long Term Plan however Council staff to continue working with NZTA around funding options for active transport modes and continue to promote /improve road safety. Pedestrian facilities and amenities such footpaths are prioritised and funded by each community. The change in government has resulted in a new draft Government Policy Statement on Land Transport which has a higher degree of focus on mode neutrality and active transport. This is still in the draft format and was released too late to be considered as part of the current LTP process.

Linda. D. Murdoch - 55.2

Te Anau roads - Would like to see a change to the one way system in Te Anau and doesn't want to see any car parks lost.

That Council note the submitter's feedback. Staff advise that safety improvements are planned for Milford Crescent including a review of the current pedestrian crossing location. Opportunity needs to be given for the current improvement plan to be completed. Changing the one way systems would in itself create new issues. 

Marilyn Hunter - 65.1

Te Anau - Fully supports otta seal for Whitestone Road

That Council note the submitter's request and instruct staff to develop a policy around third party financing of activity improvements and responsibility for both the ongoing maintenance and renewal of the these assets. Based on the current maintenance requirements and associated cost along with the low traffic volume it is difficult to put a business case together that would meet the NZTA requirement to support sealing these types of roads. As such it is recommended that the project not be brought forward. Staff are suggesting that Council develop a policy around third party financing of activity improvements and responsibility for both the ongoing maintenance and renewal of these assets. This is particularly prudent if improvements would not meet the initial NZTA capital investment criteria. 

Irene Barnes - 128.8

Te Anau - Approves of the Otto sealing up to the cemetery in Te Anau, but wants remainder done sooner ahead of the walkway improvements

Glenda Bell - 137.3

Te Anau Pedestrian - Believes the crossing outside Freshchoice supermarket needs to be shifted as someone will get hit.  Likewise with the crossing at the roundabout which is at the end of Lakefront Drive and the town centre.  The exit of the roundabout also needs to be levelled.

That Council note the submitter's suggestions and ask staff to table the issues raised around pedestrian facilities with the Te Anau Community Board for consideration and prioritisation. No change is recommended to the current Long Term Plan however Council staff to continue working with NZTA around funding options for active transport modes and continue to promote /improve road safety. Pedestrian facilities and amenities such footpaths are prioritised and funded by each community. The change in government has resulted in a new draft Government Policy Statement on Land Transport which has a higher degree of focus on mode neutrality and active transport. This is still in the draft format and was released too late to be considered as part of the current LTP process.

Wastewater

Darryl Sycamore on behalf of Federated Farmers of New Zealand - 145.8

Targeted Rate - Supports a targeted rate model to fund wastewater schemes as those communities who will directly benefit from the expenditure should be responsible for the funding. Believes it is appropriate for townships to fund the costs associated with wastewater discharges through user pays model. Affordability can be addressed by extending the term of the loan etc.

Land and Water plan - As water and land plan is subject to appeal, offers little support to future proof the Council's wastewater networks.

Te Anau Wastewater - States that it is imperative to advance the Te Anau wastewater treatment upgrade. FF supports Council carrying our further work to determine what option provides the greatest benefit to the community overall.

FF supports a co-ordinated replacement programmes to investigate differing options for the upgrade of aged underground infrastructure

Submission points noted - no action required Water and Wastewater Services are currently funded by the user pays model the submitter suggests ie only those connected to water and wastewater schemed pay the targeted rate. Those outside these urban areas are not required to pay, which will continue to be the case. The submitter's comments around Te Anau are noted and appreciated.

Sir Alan Mark - 8.5

Te Anau Wastewater - Suggests that in relation to the Te Anau Wastewater Treatment upgrade that Council should be allowing for an alternative site, closer to the Te Anau Township, with costings closer to the amount allocated, remain urgent and priority issues.

Submitter’s comments in respect of the Te Anau wastewater project are noted. In December 2017 Council resolved to proceed with detailed design work in support of irrigation of treated wastewater to the Kepler Block to the north of Te Anau Airport Manapouri. As a result work has started on the detailed design of the pipeline and other supporting works at both the oxidation pond site and the Kepler site.  At the December meeting Council also requested that staff develop a concept design for sub surface drip irrigation (SDI) to a point where it can be evaluated against the Centre Pivot Irrigation (CPI) proposal for which consent was granted in 2017.This concept design is currently being developed and will be independently peer reviewed before being presented to Council later in the year at which point a decision on the final means of irrigation will be made.

Mary Chartres - 23.15

Te Anau Wastewater - Support the sub-surface drip irrigation option for the Kepler site for Te Wastewater disposal project.

David Fortune - 34.14

Te Anau Wastewater - Suggests the wastewater be processed to a high level at the existing site and then used on recreation ground in Te Anau.

Bev Hartley - 43.6

Te Anau Wastewater - Suggests the plant that is being built should treat waste to a highly usable product that doesn't need to be pumped 19kms. Also comments of cost of replacing pipes in the future.

Margaret Cambridge - 54.8

Te Anau Wastewater - Opposes the consented option for sub-surface irrigation

Rachel Cockburn on behalf of Te Anau Community Board - 77.5

Te Anau Wastewater - Strongly supports and advocates for sub-surface drip irrigation given the current information to hand.

Lynley King - 90.6

Te Anau Wastewater - believes the best option is to treat wastewater to higher standard by upgrading current plant without need to pump 18km.

Irene Barnes - 128.7

Te Anau wastewater project - applaud work done but don't waste any more money on investigations just do it.

Fiona Black on behalf of Real Journeys Limited - 123.3

Te Anau - and look forward to resolving the Te Anau wastewater treatment plant and discharge system issues. Supports proposals to improve environmental standards.

Water Supply

Helen Newcombe - 101.5

Te Anau Water - Concerned about lack of forward planning to improve water supply and comments on trend of repeated repairs, burst pipes which indicated pipes need to be replaced as well as water shortages. States that Council needs to prioritise replacements much earlier than what is included in the plan (2021 RWS Water Lateral Replacements and then 2033 for water pipe and pump renewals).

Submitter comments noted recent work undertaken in Te Anau includes extensive leak detection and repair programme, targeted renewals through Mackinnon Loop and undertaking work in support of development of a longer term demand management strategy which will help understand what future upgrading of the supply will be required to cope with continued growth of the town.

Darryl Sycamore on behalf of Federated Farmers of New Zealand - 145.7

Supports the provision of potable water to townships and rural water schemes and the proposed renewal programme. Supports a targeted rate model to fund water schemes but questions the 30% increase in costs over the life of the plan. Recognises the importance of understanding the life of the infrastructure assets and the costs associated with upgrading them in increasingly tougher regulatory environments.

That Council note the submitter’s feedback with no action required. Water and Wastewater Services are currently funded by the user pays model the submitter suggests ie only those connected to water and wastewater schemed pay the targeted rate. Those outside these urban areas are not required to pay, which will continue to be the case. Upgrades have been allowed for in the Wastewater Activity Management Plan for Te Anau, Winton, Riversdale and Manapouri totalling $23 million.

Solid Waste

SJ Peoples - 83.16

Te Anau - Believes the Te Anau waste site costs too much and isn't good to use.

Submitter’s comments noted the costs for using the Te Anau transfer station are consistent with those at other transfer stations across the district. Comments about the state of the site have also been noted. The site is subject to regular inspections by both staff and our contractor with any significant issues addressed in an agreed manner. There is also money included within future budgets to improve signage and address some issues with drainage that effects part of the site.

Resource Management

Paul Brimecombe - 100.14

Does not want oil exploration and fracking in the Te Anau basin.

The submitter's feedback is noted. Permits for oil exploration are not administered by Council.  However the Southland District Plan and Environment Southland have rules relating to these activities which may trigger resource consents.

Sir Alan Mark - 8.9

Requests Council include a section in the LTP about the wilding conifer threat and treat this as a priority issue in the areas specified and suggests that for future planting in similar locations, if permitted, should carry a condition of owner responsibility for wilding control on adjoining properties. Comments on potentially illegal clearance of indigenous shrubland/tree planting on the Te Anau Downs Station and requests a formal response regarding this.

That Council notes the submitter's feedback and recommends no changes to the LTP. The Ministry for the Environment has released a National Environmental Standard for Plantation Forestry which provides a permissive framework for forestry activities nationwide. There are wilding controls within this standard which requires companies to undertake an assessment prior to planting. There are also some indigenous vegetation requirements in this standard. Under the Standard council can be more stringent with rules in relation to Outstanding landscapes and significant natural areas. Council is aware of development works occurring on Te Anau Downs Station and is in the process of investigating options about future enforcement.

 

 

Recommendation

That the Te Anau Community Board:

a)            Receives the report titled “Requests and suggestions from submissions to the Long Term Plan 2018-2028” dated 23 May 2018.

 

b)           Considers the requests and suggestions from submitters and prioritises in their future planning processes.

 

 

Attachments

a             District and Local issues and operational matters 

b             Investing in open spaces    

 


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