Riverton Harbour Subcommittee






Minutes of a meeting of Riverton Harbour Subcommittee held in the Southland District Council Riverton Office, 117 Palmerston Street, Riverton on Monday, 3 December 2018 at 4pm.




Acting Chairperson

Councillor Nick Perham



Muriel Johnstone

Oraka Aparima Runaka


Blair Stewart

Riverton/Aparima Community Board


Graeme Stuart

Riverton/Aparima Community Board





Nick White



Hayley Nelson


Environment Southland

Lyndon Cleaver





Strategy and Policy Manager

Michelle Stevenson

Corporate Performance Lead

Chantelle Subritzky

Team Leader, Community Engineers

Steve Manaena

Graduate Planner

Kate Westenra

Environment Southland

Ian Coard

Committee Advisor

Alyson Hamilton







Riverton Harbour Subcommittee

03 December 2018


1             Apologies


There were apologies from Chairperson White, Members Nelson and Cleaver.


Moved Member Stewart, seconded Member Stuart and resolved:

That the Riverton Harbour 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 Stewart, seconded Member Stuart  and resolved:

That the minutes of Riverton Harbour Subcommittee meeting held on 3 September 2018 be confirmed as a true and correct record of that meeting.


Reports for Recommendation




Direction-setting for Annual Plan 2019/2020

Record No: R/18/10/24750


Corporate Performance Leader, Chantelle Subritzky, Strategy and Policy Manager, Michelle Stevenson and Graduate Accountant, Kate Westenra were in attendance for this item.


Miss Subritzky advised that the purpose of the report was to confirm the direction determined for the 2nd year of the 2018-2028 Long Term Plan.



The Subcommittee noted that the report provided an overview of the forecasted projects and services for the Riverton Harbour Subcommittee in 2019/2020 and includes any variations from what was anticipated in year two of the Long Term Plan 2018-2028.





Moved Cr Perham, seconded Member Stewart  and resolved:

That the Riverton Harbour Subcommittee:

a)            Receives the report titled “Direction-setting for Annual Plan 2019/2020” dated 14 November 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 minor variations in the Riverton Harbour Subcommittee plan from year two of the Long Term Plan 2018-2028. 


e)            Requests that the budgets for the year commencing 1 July 2019 be adopted for inclusion in the Council’s Draft 2019/2020 Annual Plan.


f)             Requests the setting of the following fees and charges (including GST) for the year commencing 1 July 2019 based on the approved budgets in (e) above.





Fee Description     

Rate (GST Incl)

Rate (GST Incl)*

Wharf Licence Fee

$15.26 (per metre) 

$15.60 (per metre) 

Transfer Fee



* 2019/2020 proposed fees are based on current year fee + inflation of 2.2%







Chairperson's Report


Items of interest occurring in the Riverton Harbour included the following:

§  advice of Maritime New Zealand directive that an oil spill exercise is to be undertaken in the Riverton Harbour - the meeting noted the exercise is scheduled for Tuesday, 11 December 2018


§  advice of cruise ship to anchor in the Bay on Wednesday, 12 December 2018 with tenders to off load approximately 125 cyclists who will then ride to Bluff

§  advice of ongoing discussions with Environment Southland staff in regards the removal of the railway irons - staff to update the subcommittee via email on progress of the necessary consents/approvals required and staff is to ensure Oraka Aparima Runaka is kept informed on progress of the work.




The meeting concluded at 4.37pm.                      CONFIRMED AS A TRUE AND CORRECT RECORD AT A MEETING OF THE Riverton Harbour Subcommittee HELD ON MONDAY, 3 DECEMBER 2018.