Lumsden Community Development Area Subcommittee






Minutes of a meeting of Lumsden Community Development Area Subcommittee held in the Southland District Council Lumsden Office, 18 Diana Street, Lumsden on Monday, 8 April 2019 at 6pm.





Rob Scott



Carolyn Smith



Greg Tither

Morris Williams



Councillor John Douglas













Kevin Skoropada





Committee Advisor

Rose Knowles

Community Partnership Leader

Kelly Tagg



PUBLIC GALLERY                                                        Mrs A Curd      

                                                                                                 Mrs D Riley

        Mrs C Henderson




Lumsden Community Development Area Subcommittee

08 April 2019


1             Apologies


Apology for non-attendance were lodged by member Skoropada.


Moved, member Smith, seconded member Tither and resolved;


That the Lumsden Community Development Area Subcommittee accepts the apology.



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


Christine Henderson addressed the subcommittee on the following:


·                     Road Safety issues

·                     Heritage Day update

·                     Wastewater Consent Te Anau

·                     Representation review outcome


A Curd and D Riley - Emergency Management Southland updated the subcommittee on the plans to have a  local Community Response Group for the Lumsden Area.  A public meeting is to be held on 8 May 2019 at the Memorial Hall Lumsden for interested groups and individuals to form a group and put forward a Community Response Plan.



5             Extraordinary/Urgent Items


There were no Extraordinary/Urgent items.



6             Confirmation of Minutes



Moved, member Williams seconded member Smith and resolved;

That the Lumsden Community Development Area Subcommittee confirms the minutes of the meeting held on 11 February 2019 as a true and correct record of that meeting.







Council Report

Record No: R/19/3/5359


Community partnership leader – Kelly Tagg was in attendance for this item.


Mrs Tagg took the subcommittee through the Council report. She particularly highlighted the following:


·             3 Waters Review

·             Climate change

·             Representation review

·             Southland Regional Development Agency

·             Elections/workshops

·             Dog registrations

·             Around the Mountain Cycle trail update

·             Te Anau wastewater


Mrs Tagg provided an update on the income and expenditure relating to the Lumsden township business units.




Moved member Tither, seconded member Williams and resolved:

That the Lumsden Community Development Area Subcommittee:

a)            Receives the report titled “Council Report” dated 25 March 2019.







Chairperson’s Report


Chairperson Scott reported on activities with which he has been involved since the subcommittee’s last meeting.    This included the following:

§   Swimming pool to continue with making showers available over the winter

§   Camping ground trees

§   Responsible camping site signs

§   Visit to Northern Southland College with Councillor Douglas to speak to students about local government

§   Tourism Advisory Group meeting update

§   Recreation grounds update



 8.2       Committee Reports


   Information Centre/Craft Shop 

   Members of the Craft Shop requested that a shield from the building be installed on the    tables to protect the building.  Mr Drummond is install a shield.



Councillor's Report


Councillor Douglas reported on activities from the District Council table which included:

·             Southland district bridges

·             Three waters

·             Visit to Northern Southland College

·             Mt Hamilton climb

·             Maternity home social function

·             Rates rebate scheme





The meeting concluded at 7.45pm                       CONFIRMED AS A TRUE AND CORRECT RECORD AT A MEETING OF THE Lumsden Community Development Area Subcommittee HELD ON 8 APRIL 2019