Community and Strategy Committee

 

OPEN MINUTES

UNCONFIRMED

 

 

Minutes of a meeting of Community and Strategy Committee held in the Council Chamber, Level 2, 20 Don Street, Invercargill on Wednesday, 25 May 2022 at 9am.

 

present

 

Chairperson

Julie Keast

 

Councillors

Don Byars

 

 

John Douglas

 

 

Paul Duffy

 

 

Bruce Ford

 

 

Darren Frazer

 

 

George Harpur

 

 

Christine Menzies

 

 

Karyn Owen

 

 

Rob Scott

 

 

Margie Ruddenklau

 

 

APOLOGIES

 

Mayor Gary Tong

Councillor Kremer

 

IN ATTENDANCE

 

Group manager governance and community

Fran Mikulicic

Committee advisor

Alyson Hamilton

 

 


Community and Strategy Committee

25 May 2022

 

1          Apologies

 

There were apologies for absence from Mayor Gary Tong and Councillor Kremer.

 

Resolution

Moved Cr Frazer, seconded Cr Menzies  and resolved:

That the Community and Strategy Committee accept the apologies.

 

 

2          Leave of absence

 

There were no requests for leave of absence.

 

 

3          Conflict of interest

 

Councillor Scott declared a conflict of interest in relation to item 7.3 – Lumsden Heritage Trust funding application to the District Initiatives Fund – March 2022 and advised he would not take part in discussion or voting on this item.

 

 

4          Public forum

 

There was no public forum.

 

 

5          Extraordinary/urgent items

 

There were no extraordinary/urgent items.

 

 

6          Confirmation of minutes

 

Resolution

Moved Cr Scott, seconded Cr Harpur  and resolved:

That the Community and Strategy Committee confirms the minutes of the meeting held on 12 April 2022 as a true and correct record of that meeting.

 

Reports

 

 

7.1

Murihiku Kai Collective Update

Record No: R/22/5/18998

 

Community leadership manager – Jared Cappie was in attendance for this item and introduced Stella O’Connor and Rochelle Francis-Barr from the Healthy Families Invercargill initiative to the Committee.

Stella O’Connor and Rochelle Francis-Barr spoke to the Committee updating on the Murihiku/Southland Kai Collective and explained that the collective is a group of Southland individuals and organisations who are working together to make the local food system more resilient and sustainable from seed to bowl.

 

The committee noted that the Collective was formed in late 2020, with the goal of creating greater food accessibility, affordability, and sustainability in the south and is a group which includes a wide range of like-minded organisations and individuals who are working to strengthen the local food system.

 

The committee were advised the Murihiku Kai Collective was named winner of the Environmental Action in the Community award at the 2021 Environment Southland Community Awards.

 

 

Resolution

Moved Cr Ruddenklau, seconded Cr Menzies  and resolved:

That the Community and Strategy Committee:

a)            Acknowledges the attendance of Stella O’Connor and Rochelle Francis-Barr representatives from the Healthy Families Invercargill at the meeting.

 

 

7.2

Sport NZ Rural Travel Fund - March 2022 round

Record No: R/22/5/16603

 

Community liaison officer – Kathryn Cowie was in attendance for this item.

 

Mrs Cowie advised that the purport of the report was for the Committee to allocate funding for the Sport NZ Rural Travel Fund for which there were nine applications to consider.  Sports clubs and school-based clubs with young people between five and 19 years are eligible to apply.

 

The Committee noted that Southland District Council administers funding on behalf of the Sport NZ Rural Travel Fund which has the purpose to assist with transport expenses associated with participating in regular local sports competitions.

 

 

Resolution

Moved Cr Ruddenklau, seconded Cr Menzies  and resolved:

That the Community and Strategy Committee:

a)      Receives the report titled “Sport NZ Rural Travel Fund - March 2022 round” dated 18 May 2022.

b)      Determines that this matter or decision be recognised as 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)      Receives applications from the following:

·   Central Southland College

·   Otautau Netball Club

·   Menzies College Netball Club

·   Fiordland College

·   Northern Southland College

·   Otara Pony Club

·   Te Anau Rugby Club

·   Winton Cricket Club

·   Winton Football Club

e)      Approves the allocation of funds for the Sport NZ Rural Travel Fund as follows:

1

Central Southland College

$1,500

2

Otautau Netball Club

$1,200

3

Menzies College Netball Club

$1,500

4

Fiordland College 

$1,500

5

Northern Southland College

$1,500

6

Otara Pony Club

$1,200

7

Te Anau Rugby Club

$1,200

8

Winton Cricket Club

$1,500

9

Winton Football Club

$1,000

 

f)       Approves the financial report for the Sport NZ Rural Travel Fund as at 30 April 2022.

 

 

7.3

District Initiatives Fund - March 2022 allocations

Record No: R/22/5/16701

 

Community liaison officer – Kathryn Cowie was in attendance for this item.

 

Mrs Cowie advised that the purpose of the report was to present to the Committee the applications received for the District Initiatives Fund of which there are two funding rounds which close on 30 September and 31 March each year.

 

The Committee noted that the District Initiatives Fund is available to groups and organisations to assist with a broad range of projects and initiatives in Southland.   

 

There are two applications to be considered for the funding round which closed on 31 March 2022 and are from the Lumsden heritage trust and Fiordland trails trust.

 

The Lumsden heritage trust application is seeking a grant for assistance towards the recovery and preservation of an 1880 steam locomotive D6 to add to the display at the Lumsden railway precinct.

The Fiordland trails trust application is seeking funding for assistance with consent and construction costs associated with the Te Anau Downs multi-use trail, specifically for the section of trail from the Upukerora River bridge to Sinclair Road.

 

Moved Cr Douglas, seconded Cr Duffy recommendations a to d.

 

The motion was put and declared CARRIED.

 

Cr Scott withdrew from the table due to a conflict of interest.

 

Moved Cr Douglas, seconded Cr Duffy recommendation e-1 as follows:

 

That the Community and Strategy Committee:

 

E 1 approves the allocation of $5,000 to the Lumsden Heritage Trust.

 

The motion was put and declared CARRIED.

 

Cr Scott returned to the table.

 

Moved Cr Douglas, seconded Cr Duffy recommendation e-2 as follows:

 

That the Community and Strategy Committee:

 

E 2 approves the allocation of $17,175 to the Fiordland Trust.

 

The motion was put and declared CARRIED.

 

 

Final Resolution

Moved Cr Douglas, seconded Cr Duffy  and resolved:

That the Community and Strategy Committee:

a)         receives the report titled “District Initiatives Fund - March 2022 allocations” dated 18 May 2022.

b)         determines that this matter or decision be recognised as 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)         receives applications from the following:

·        Lumsden Heritage Trust

·        Fiordland Trails Trust

 

 

 

e)          approves the allocation of funds from the District Initiatives Fund as follows:

 

1

Lumsden Heritage Trust

$5,000

2

Fiordland Trails Trust

$17,175

 

 

 

 

 

The meeting concluded at 10.03am.                     CONFIRMED AS A TRUE AND CORRECT RECORD AT A MEETING OF THE Community and Strategy Committee HELD ON WEDNESDAY 25 MAY 2022

 

 

 

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