Tuatapere Community Board





Minutes of a meeting of Tuatapere Community Board held in the Waiau Town and Country Club, 41 King Street, Tuatapere on Tuesday, 5 February 2019 at 5pm.





Margaret Thomas



Stephen Crack



Blayne De Vries



Maurice Green



Councillor George Harpur





Deputy Chairperson

Anne Horrell


Jo Sanford





Committee Advisor

Alyson Hamilton

Community Partnership Leader

Simon Moran


Tuatapere Community Board

05 February 2019


1             Apologies


There were apologies received from Deputy Chairperson Horrell and Member Sanford.


Moved Member Crack, seconded Member Green  and resolved:

That the Tuatapere Community Board 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


Greg Lind


Mr Lind, Operations Manager, Department of Conservation, addressed the meeting seeking an understanding of the Board perspectives and views on the proposal for the Hump Ridge Track to become a part of “The Great Walks”.


The Chair expressed appreciation to Mr Lind for is attendance at the meeting and presentation to the Board advising that the questionnaire seeking feedback on the proposal for Hump Ridge to become a Great Walk will be completed by the Board members and forwarded to Mr Lind’s email address by the due date of 20 February 2019.



5             Extraordinary/Urgent Items


There were no Extraordinary/Urgent items.



6             Confirmation of Minutes



Moved Member Crack, seconded Member Green  and resolved:

That the minutes of Tuatapere Community Board meeting held on 4 December 2018 be confirmed as a true and correct record of that meeting.







Council Report

Record No: R/19/1/549


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, as well as high level local issues from various Council units.


Mr Moran highlighted various issues of interest including:


§  Tourism Strategy and Visitor Levy

§  3-Waters review

§  Southland Regional Development Agency

§  Representation Review and Community Governance project

§  Te Anau Wastewater Project

§  Knowledge Management - digitisation of property files

§  Income and Expenditure update on budgets relating to Tuatapere

§  Tuatapere Railway Station

The Board noted an assessment of the Tuatapere Railway Station was undertaken in January.   Council’s Manager Community Services met onsite with community board members and Doug Riley of Southern Quantity Surveyors to discuss the scope of the review.  A report is being prepared and will be presented at the next formal meeting.


§  Clifden Bridge

The Board was advised work is continuing on this project and a workshop will be held with the community board in the near future.




Moved Member De Vries, seconded Member Green  and resolved:

That the Tuatapere Community Board:

a)            Receives the report titled “Council Report” dated 23 January 2019.






Chairperson's Report


Chairperson Thomas reported on activities with which she has been involved since the Board’s last meeting.    This included the following:

§  advice of spraying programme scheduled to start late January 2019 is being undertaken by Environment Southland along Boundary Creek - Members commented on concerns of erosion issues in this area, suggesting this be raised with Environment Southland staff.


§  advice of attendance at upcoming Community Board conference in New Plymouth scheduled for 11-13 April 2019.






Councillor's Report


Councillor Harpur reported the Lake Hauroko Road signage is to be replaced and additional signage to be placed further along the road




The meeting concluded at 6.25pm.                      CONFIRMED AS A TRUE AND CORRECT RECORD AT A MEETING OF THE Tuatapere Community Board HELD ON TUESDAY, 5 FEBRUARY 2019.