Eastbourne April Community Board Meeting

April’s Community Board meeting promised plenty to be discussed, as feedback on several projects and local organisations meant a long evening for those attending on the evening of April 7.

Points raised at the Community Board’s walkabout at Mahina Bay were submitted in a report by Mahina Bay Residents Association President Peter Hector. Key points for consideration revolved mainly around roading, bus access and drainage in the neighbourhood, which were duly noted by the board.

The board was informed that the plan to develop Whiorau Reserve was considered a small to medium priority by the HCC. Although funding for the project had not been confirmed in the LTCCP as yet, it was recommended by council officers that a request be made in the ECB’s submission to the plan.

The issue of boy racers gathering at Korohiwa was raised by Eastbourne community constable Anthony Harmer at the last board meeting in February. His request to enforce a ban on vehicles under 3.5 tonnes between 11:00pm and 5:00am resulted in the HCC’s recommendation that he seek further guidance on the matter from his superiors-given that the issue was already being dealt with city-wide by the Police.

Items outlined in the committee advisors report were noted and duly discussed by the ECB. These included an update the repairs being undertaken on the Seaview wastewater pipeline and any impact on the area, maintenance work on the Korohiwa bus barns, and the progress made on the suburban shopping centre improvement fund.

In regards to this issue, it was noted that Eastbourne was fourth on the list of priority areas to receive an upgrade of facilities by the HCC. The board’s spending on the 2008/2009 budget was also outlined, with the expenditure for the financial year pleasantly in the black.

via Petone Herald

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