Thornbury Community Development Area Subcommittee





Minutes of a meeting of Thornbury Community Development Area Subcommittee held in the Thornbury Hall, 14 Broderick Street, Thornbury on Thursday, 24 May 2018 at 6pm.






Iain Bulling



Neville Hancox



Stuart Shaw



Robert Shearing






Cr George Harpur

Committee Advisor

Alyson Hamilton

Community Partnership Leader

Simon Moran









Thornbury Community Development Area Subcommittee

24 May 2018


1             Apologies


There were apologies received from Councillor Baird, Members Wilson and Irwin


Moved Member Shaw, seconded Member Bulling and resolved:

That the Thornbury Community Development Area Subcommittee accept the 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


There was no public forum.



5             Extraordinary/Urgent Items


There were no Extraordinary/Urgent items.



6             Confirmation of Minutes



Moved Member Bulling, seconded Member Hancox  and resolved:

That the minutes of Thornbury Community Development Area Subcommittee meeting held on 8 March 2018 be confirmed as a true and correct record.






Council Report

Record No: R/18/5/10904


Community Partnerships Leader (Simon Moran) presented this item.


Mr Moran 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.


Mr Moran informed the report highlighted various issues of interest including:

§  Land Transport Government Policy Statement (GPS)

§  Local road maintenance programme and possible funding available for footpaths

§  Freedom Camping

§  The panels commemorating the WWI soldiers killed in action were completed and installed in time for ANZAC day.


Mr Moran raised the issue of whether the subcommittee wished to proceed with having panels made commemorating WWII soldiers.


Following discussion Members requested staff investigate costings relating to an additional panel commemorating World War II soldiers and report back to the next meeting of the subcommittee.





Moved Member Bulling, seconded Member Hancox  and resolved:

That the Thornbury Community Development Area Subcommittee:

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


b)           Request staff obtain costings for an information panel commemorating WWII soldiers and report back to the next formal meeting of the subcommittee.






Chairperson's Report


The Chairperson, Member Bulling reported on activities with which he has been involved since the Subcommittee’s last meeting.  This included the following:

§  attendance at the New Zealand Ploughing Final competition held in Thornbury Township - the Chair commented that the village looked great and expressed appreciation to the Community Engineer and Council staff for all their support


§  encouraged members to use Council’s Request For Service for any issues that may arise


Member Shaw provided an update on activities relating to the hall advising maintenance work has been undertaken and a new heater installed in the meeting room.




Councillor's Report


Councillor Harpur reported on issues from the Council table which included:


§  update on representation review - Councillor Harpur encouraged members to make individual submission by the due date Wednesday, 6 June 2018


§  advice of Council tour of forestry blocks


§  advice of proposed changes to acquiring firearms Licences


§  advice of reduced funding for the Tuatapere Community Worker


§  advice of presentation to Council by the Rural Connectivity Group’s Engagement Manager, Caitlin Metz regarding mobile blackspots and broadband connectivity in the Southland area.




The meeting concluded at 6.30pm.                      CONFIRMED AS A TRUE AND CORRECT RECORD AT A MEETING OF THE Thornbury Community Development Area Subcommittee HELD ON THURSDAY, 24 MAY 2018.