Otago Peninsula Community Board



Minutes of an ordinary meeting of the Otago Peninsula Community Board held in the Portobello Bowling Club, Sherwood Street, Portobello on Thursday 24 June 2021, commencing at 10:00 am.





Paul Pope



Lox Kellas

Graham McArthur


Cheryl Neill

Edna Stevenson


Cr Andrew Whiley




Chris Henderson, Group Manager Waste and Environmental Services


Governance Support Officer         Lauren McDonald



1          Opening

Graham McArthur opened the meeting with a reflection on democracy.

2          Public Forum

2.1       Public Forum - Fulton Hogan


Paul Jamieson, Fulton Hogan Road Maintenance Manager provided an update on the peninsula connection project works and responded to questions from Board Members.


2.2        Public Forum – Pump Track Portobello Domain.


Supporting information was provided to members from Portobello Community Inc, which outlined the community fund raising and budget to date, the proposed pump track design and build costs, and the DCC approval for the proposed track at the Portobello Domain.  Members were advised that fundraising drives and grant applications were underway by Portobello Community Inc and that the anticipated start date for the build was Summer of 2022.


Three Portobello School pupils spoke in support of the pump track and advised that they saw it as a community asset, providing a meeting place, of benefit to local businesses and encouraging visitors of all ages to Portobello to enjoy the outdoor facilities.

Paul Pope advised that the Community Board would provide a letter of support to Portobello Community Inc, to support the ongoing funding raising efforts.


3          Apologies

Moved (Paul Pope/Lox Kellas):

That the Board:

Accepts the apology of Hoani Langsbury.

Motion carried.


Paul Pope congratulated on behalf of the community board, Hoani Langsbury on his appointment to the New Zealand Order of Merit, for services to conservation as part of the Queen’s Birthday Honours List 2021.


4          Confirmation of agenda



Moved (Paul Pope/Lox Kellas):

That the Board:


Confirms the agenda without addition or deletion.


Motion carried


5          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 Whiley advised he is the Acting Chairperson of Dunedin Community House.



Moved (Paul Pope/Edna Stevenson):

That the Board:


a)     Amends the Elected Members' Interest Register and

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

                         Motion carried

6          Confirmation of Minutes

6.1      Otago Peninsula Community Board meeting - 15 April 2021


Moved (Paul Pope/Graham McArthur):

That the Board:

Confirms the public part of the minutes of the Otago Peninsula Community Board meeting held on 15 April 2021 as a correct record.


Motion carried (OPCB/2021/036)


Part A Reports

7          Transport matters


Jeanine Benson, Manager Transport; Glenn O’Connor, DCC Transport Contractor and Kim Everett, Engagement and Communications Advisor – Major Projects provided updates on the peninsula connection project and roading issues on the Otago Peninsula.


Glenn O’Connor, DCC Transport Contractor summarised the status of the sections within the peninsula connection project works.  Mr O’Connor confirmed that Section 13 of the project was currently unfunded, with work being pushed out to 2028 (or until more funding became available).  Section 9A (Portobello) construction to commence in January 2022.  Section 14 was advised as project ready but as it was outside of the NZTA approved funding, would not proceed until funding was allocated. 


Mr O’Connor responded to questions from board members.



Cycleway Macandrew Bay – work on this section is not programmed until 2028-2029 financial Jeanine Benson advised she had noted the Board’s request for temporary safety markings to the cycleway.

Back Bay road conditions and Papanui and Hoopers Inlet roads –Jeanine Benson advised she would speak to staff regarding the need for maintenance of the gravel roads.

Peninsula Connection Project – Open Day for Section 4 – Sunday 27 June.  Kim Everett outlined the plans in place for the Open Day.

Sealion fencing – Paul Pope advised that the OPCB submission to the 10 Year Plan 2021-31 had requested $25,000 for fencing, to address the safety of the sealions but that an archaeological study was required ahead of any work commencing, the cost of which was $3,000.  Jeanine Benson advised that she would arrange for the archaeological study to be funded and would work with her staff to get the study underway.

LTP submission re subsidence at Harwood – Jeanine Benson advised that funding for subsidence work was not currently allocated in the 10 Year Plan.  The Board will follow up with the General Manager Infrastructure & Development on a response to the Stephney Avenue subsidence submission to the 10 Year Plan 2021-2031.


Moved (Paul Pope/ Lox Kellas):

That the Board:

Notes the DCC Transport team update.


Motion carried (OPCB/2021/037)


8          Governance Support Officer's Report


The report informed the Otago Peninsula Community Board of activities relevant to the Board area including the Board’s submissions to the ORC LTP, DCC 10YP, DCC Destination Dunedin Plan, the ORC RPTP and current Council consultations.



Moved (Paul Pope/Edna Stevenson):

That the Board:


Notes the Governance Support Officer’s Report

Motion carried (OPCB/2021/038)


9          Funding Applications


The report provided copies of funding applications received for the Board’s consideration.

The Board’s Project Fund balance was confirmed as $1,338.40 as at 24 June 2021, noting that unspent funds would not be carried over into the 2021/2022 financial year.

Paul Pope outlined the Board Project to install a commemorative plaque for Dave Cull in recognition of his work in getting the peninsula connection project underway.  He advised that the intention would be for the plaque to be placed at Challis.

A quote by John Swan Ltd had been circulated with the agenda for creation of a cast plaque at a cost of $500. The wording for the plaque would be developed directly with Dave’s widow Joan Wilson and his family.


Moved (Paul Pope/Cr Andrew Whiley):

That the Board:


a)         Approves the funding of $500.00 for a commemorative plaque for Mayor Dave Cull to be placed at Challis.

Motion carried (OPCB/2021/039)



Discussion was held on the Board support of the Portobello Community Inc project to build a Pump Track in Portobello. 



Moved (Lox Kellas/Edna Stevenson):

That the Board:

b)        Approves a funding donation of $838.00 to the Portobello Community Inc towards the Portobello Pump Track project.


Motion carried (OPCB/2021/040)


10        Community Plan 2020-2021


Lox Kellas provided updated contact details for emergency services to be included in the Board’s Community Plan.



Moved (Paul Pope/Edna Stevenson):

That the Board:

Note Otago Peninsula Community Board’s Community Plan will be updated to include the emergency contact details and distributed accordingly.


Motion carried

11        Board Updates


Board members provided updates on activities including:

Keep Dunedin Beautiful (KDB) -  Graham McArthur advised:

·                Submissions for new artwork for the Portobello Boatshed to be sought

·                Nominations for the Keep Dunedin Beautiful Awards to occur in August/September.  (This will be included in the Board’s Community Facebook page).

·                Murals to be painted on the two new peninsula connection bus shelters to be funded by the Peninsula Connection project and not Keep Dunedin Beautiful.




Rural Roads – Lox Kellas provided a written update to the meeting and spoke on the need for

additional gravel to be spread on rural roads in the back bays area, to address the slippery road conditions due to the recent heavy rainfall events.



Community Meetings – Lox Kellas advised he had attended the Pukehiki community meeting where the Amendment 11 to the Speed Limit Review was the main focus of discussion.



Te Rauone Reserve – Edna Stevenson advised that the entrance way design for the reserve had been approved and the overall plan was on display in the public noticeboard at the reserve. Members noted that tenders closed on 20 June 2021, with work anticipated to commence in September 2021.



Harington Point Battery – Lox Kellas advised a meeting was scheduled to be held with landowners to assist in establishing the status of the land in regarding to eligibility for funding support for the restoration work to be undertaken.  A check to be completed for any vegetation clearance work required.



LED Street lighting – Graham McArthur requested to be involved in discussions with Council staff and the community re the LED street lighting complaints and any mitigation measures to be undertaken for affected residences.


Action: Paul Pope to provide the staff contact details, information held on affected streets for Graham McArthur to work with DCC staff.



Moved (Paul Pope/Cr Andrew Whiley):

That the Board:


Notes the Board Updates.

             Motion carried


12        Councillor's Update


Cr Whiley provided an update on matters of interest to the Board, including:

·                Acknowledgement of the Board’s strong submissions to the 10 Year Plan process.

·                Recommend members read the Informetric Report tabled at the Economic Development Committee’s June meeting, which covered growth of jobs, incomes, housing prices, liveability etc.


Cr Whiley also spoke as Chair of Volunteer South, on the launch of the Dunedin Volunteer Awards.  He advised that nominations would be sought in July, judging held in August, culminating in an Awards Ceremony on 11 September 2021.  Information would be circulated to communities and community boards.


Moved (Paul Pope/Edna Stevenson):

That the Board:


Notes the report from Cr Whiley.

             Motion carried


13        Chairperson's Report


Paul Pope provided a verbal update on matters including:

·    Arbour Day – 1,000 trees were planted at the old school site at Tomahawk.

·    Chorus copper withdrawal and Spark PSTN switch off – Paul Pope expressed his concern on the level of affect to the community and will contact Des Adamson from Enterprise Dunedin on what the affect might be.

·    Design options for the development of the old school site at Tomahawk to come to the Community Board in early 2022

·    Rural options for kerbside collection – Chris Henderson, Group Manager Waste and Environmental Services advised that three different models were currently in place for urban, CBD and rural refuse collection.  As part of the Expressions of Interest for the new kerbside collection supplier, discussion would include defining of collection areas and other options for expanding the rural collection areas.  He confirmed the Highcliff recycling programme had been extended.



Staff updates were provided by staff on:


Latham Park, Portobello – fencing has been erected around some equipment due to the normal winter boggy conditions of the park at the base of the bank.  Staff are investigating and pricing a new subsoil drain along the back edge of the park to remediate the wet conditions.


Tomahawk gates (beach access) - Staff have met on site to discuss options for restricting beach access for vehicles and the placement of the access gates.



Tomahawk landscaping - Delta contractors have completed the planting beds along the road frontage at the Tomahawk carpark with additional planting to other spaces within the carpark area to be implemented by the end of July 2021.



Moved (Paul Pope/ Graham McArthur):

That the Board:


Notes the update from the Chairperson.

             Motion carried


14        Items for Consideration by the Chairperson


There were no items for consideration.


The meeting concluded at 11:56 am.