West Harbour Community Board



Minutes of an ordinary meeting of the West Harbour Community Board held in the Via  Audio Visual Link on Wednesday 09 February 2022, commencing at 5.30 pm





Francisca Griffin


Deputy Chairperson

Trevor Johnson




Duncan Eddy

Kristina Goldsmith


Angela McErlane

Jacqueline Ruston


Cr Steve Walker





Jeanine Benson (Group Manager, Transport) and Helen Chapman (Senior Transport Planner)



Governance Support Officer                  Wendy Collard




1          Public Forum

1.1       St Leonards Pocket Park


Steve Macknight addressed the meeting on his proposal for a pocket park at St Leonards and responded to questions.



2          Apologies

There were no apologies.



3          Confirmation of agenda



Moved (Francisca Griffin/Trevor Johnson):

That the Board:


Confirms the agenda without addition or alteration


Motion carried



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.



Moved (Francisca Griffin/Kristina Goldsmith):

That the Board:


a)     Notes the Elected Members' Interest Register; and

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

Motion carried


5          Confirmation of Minutes

5.1       West Harbour Community Board meeting - 17 November 2021


Moved (Francisca Griffin/Cr Steve Walker):

That the Board:


Confirms the public part of the minutes of the West Harbour Community Board meeting held on 17 November 2021 as a correct record.

Motion carried (WHCB/2022/001)


Part A Reports

6          Governance Support Officers Report


A report from Governance provided an update on activities relevant to the Board area which included:

·        Project Fund

·        Aramoana Playground

·        New Shared Path Behaviour Markings – The Senior Transport Planner (Helen Chapman) provided an overview of the new Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency surface markings for shared pathways.  The Board congratulated staff on the surface markings that had been installed prior to Christmas.

·        Keep Dunedin Beautiful



Moved (Francisca Griffin/Cr Steve Walker):

That the Board:


Appoints Kristina Goldsmith as the Board’s Representative to the Keep Dunedin Beautiful Committee

Motion carried (WHCB/2022/002)



Moved (Francisca Griffin/Trevor Johnson):

That the Board:


Notes the Governance Support Officers Report.

Motion carried


7          Board Updates


Port Noise Liaison Committee

Jacque Ruston provided an update.


Long Beach and Pūrākaunui Amenities Society

Jacque Ruston advised that there was concern regarding the lack of signage by the Pūrākaunui School.  Ms Ruston also commented on the plantings that were being undertaken along the track.


Ms Ruston commented that the Long Beach Hall Committee had full committee and there had been a number of bookings for the Hall over the Summer.


Ravensdown Community Liaison Group

Trevor Johnson advised that the first meeting for the year was being held in late February.


Keep Dunedin Beautiful

Cr Walker advised that the first Keep Dunedin Beautiful Committee meeting for 2022 was being held next week.


Social Media and Communication

Francisca Griffin provided an update on the activity on the Board’s Facebook page which included recent posts.

Albertson Avenue Beautification Project

Francisca Griffin advised that the garden was being well used by the community.


Aramoana Liaison

Ange McErlane advised that she had included an article on the proposed Aramoana playground in the Rothesay News.


Vision Port Chalmers

Ange McErlane provided an update which included the Port Chalmers Seafood Festival.



Education Liaison

Kristina Goldsmith advised that there was no update.


Policing Matters

Trevor Johnson advised that there was no update.


Historical/Information Plaques

It was agreed that Francisca Griffin and Duncan Eddy would have a meeting to progress this project.




Moved (Francisca Griffin/Angela McErlane):

That the Board:


Notes the Board updates

Motion carried


8          Chairperson's Report


The Chairperson provided an update on matters of interest which included:

·        Roading Matters

·                NZTA  - Francisca Griffin congratulated the contractors on the outstanding work on the shared pathway that had been undertaken. 

·        Skip Day – Francisca Griffin advised that Skip Day had not been well attended which could have been due to the COVID Traffic Light Restrictions.

·        Otago Access Radio – Francisca Griffin provided an update on the items that were discussed during the Board’s last segment.

·        Request from Aurora Energy supporting their entry into the 2022 NZ Energy Excellence Awards – Following discussion, it was agreed that the Board would write a letter of appreciation.



Moved (Francisca Griffin/Duncan Eddy):

That the Board:


Approves the Chairperson writing a letter of appreciation to Aurora Energy for the Harbour Crossing Project.


Motion carried (WHCB/2022/003)



Moved (Francisca Griffin/Cr Steve Walker):

That the Board:


Notes the Chairperson’s Report.

Motion carried


9          Council Activities


Councillor Steve Walker provided an update on matters of interest which included

·               Draft Annual Plan

·               Funding Option for Kerbside Collection

·               Dunedin City Council Housing Policy

·               Sims Building

Cr Walker thanked Duncan Eddy for his service as the Board Representative on the Keep Dunedin Beautiful Committee.


Moved (Cr Steve Walker/Francisca Griffin):

That the Board:


Notes the Council Activities Update.

Motion carried


10        Items for Consideration by the Chairperson


There were no items for consideration.



The meeting concluded at 6.46 pm.