Strath Taieri Community Board



Minutes of an ordinary meeting of the Strath Taieri Community Board held in the Strath Taieri Community Centre, Middlemarch on Thursday 18 June 2020, commencing at 2.00 pm





Barry Williams


Deputy Chairperson

Mark O'Neill



David Frew



Leeann McLew



Robin Thomas



Cr Mike Lord





Jeanine Benson (Group Manager Transport), Clare Sullivan (Team Leader Civic)


Governance Support Officer                  Natalie Savigny




1          Public Forum

1.1       Public Forum - Malcolm Anderson and Central Otago Tourism


Malcolm Anderson spoke on behalf of Central Otago tourism.  Discussion was held around developing a touring route from Queenstown  to Dunedin.  


2          Apologies

An apology was received from Blair Dale.


Moved (Cr Mike Lord/Mark O'Neill):

That the Board:

Accepts the apology from Blair Dale.


Motion carried (STCB/2020/020)


3          Confirmation of agenda


Moved (David Frew/Cr Mike Lord):

That the Board:


Confirms the agenda without addition or alteration


Motion carried (STCB/2020/021)



4          Declarations of interest

Members were reminded of the need to stand aside from decision-making when a conflict arose between their role as an elected representative and any private or other external interest they might have.


Cr Lord provided an update to his register of interest.   



Moved (David Frew/Cr Mike Lord):


That the Board:


a)     Amends the Elected Members' Interest Register; and

b)     Amends the proposed management plan for Elected Members' Interests.

Motion carried (STCB/2020/022)


5          Confirmation of Minutes

5.1       Strath Taieri Community Board meeting - 12 March 2020


Moved (Robin Thomas/Mark O'Neill):


That the Board:


Confirms the minutes of the  Strath Taieri Community Board meeting held on 12 March 2020 as a correct record.

 Motion carried (STCB/2020/023)

Part A Reports

6          Strath Taieri Community Board - Community Plan


A discussion took place on the draft Community Plan.   It was suggested that a public meeting be held with the wider community the proposed strategic direction of the Board and that Robin Thomas would facilitate the meeting.  It was noted that sealing of roads should be considered a priority for the plan.



Moved (Mark O'Neill/David Frew):

That the Board:


Notes the draft Community Plan.


Motion carried (STCB/2020/024)


7          Governance Support Officers Report


In a report the Governance Support Officer provided an update on matters of interest including:

·        Project Fund

·        Update from Parks and Recreation

·        DCC Annual Plan Submission



Moved (David Frew/Robin Thomas):

That the Board:


a)     Notes the Governance Support Officers Report.

b)     Ratifies the submission to the Dunedin City Council retrospectively.

Motion carried (STCB/2020/025)


8          Chairperson's Report


The Chairperson provided an update on matters of interest including:

·    Middlemarch Public Toilets

·    Mount Stoker Creek scheduled work has commenced

·         Fillieburn Bridge (scheduled maintenance)

·    SH87 Hyde township  - the side of the roads need to be levelled and maintained.

·    Railway tracks from Mold Street (Rail Trail) – suggested that the tracks should be covered or lifted.

·    Garthmyl Crossing – stop sign – suggested that this should be removed, but the Group Manager Transport advised that this was not possible.

·    Foulden Maar – a valuation of the land was being sort.



Moved (Barry Williams/Leeann McLew):

That the Board:

a)     Notes the Report.

Motion carried (STCB/2020/026)


9          Council Activities



Cr Mike Lord provided updates on matters of interest including the Annual Plan and proposed rates rise.  He also commented on the impacts of Covid-19 on the community.  Cr Lord advised that the Chief Executive Officer had resigned her position and was moving to a new role in Christchurch.



Moved (Cr Mike Lord/Member David Frew):

That the Board:

a)         Notes the Report.

b)        Records it’s sincere appreciation of the work undertaken by the Chief Executive Officer and wish her well in her future endeavours.

Motion carried (STCB/2020/027)


10        Notification of Items for Consideration by the Chairperson


Ask that Council grade the Mount Stoker and 4 Mile Roads.







The meeting concluded at 3.35 pm.