Eastbourne Community Board meeting at 7.15pm Tuesday 18 June at the East Harbour Womens Club.

The agenda and the chairs report are now available for download (PDF) 

The chairs report is also included below and has more details about the meeting, including public speaking..

Presentations at the meeting (in addition to usual business)

  1. Presentation: Tupua Horo Nuku and bird protection areas update A verbal update by Council’s Project Delivery Manager, Transport
  2. Presentation by Local Councillor from Greater Wellington Regional Council A verbal update by Cr Quentin Duthie

Chair’s Report June 2024

The Eastbourne Community Board’s next public meeting is at 7.15pm on 18 June. The meeting agenda is posted on the Hutt City Council website and on our eastbourne.nz website about a week before each meeting.
Residents are always welcome at Board meetings. At the start of the meeting, anyone may speak (for up to three minutes) under public comment on any community topic.

Since the previous meeting and Chair’s Report in April, members of the Eastbourne Community Board (ECB) have:
– Made a submission on Council’s Long Term Plan. (The submission is included in the June meeting agenda).
– Spoken at the hearing about proposed restrictions to dog access in relation to the four new bird protection areas in Eastbourne and the Eastern Bays, which are consent
conditions for the Tupua Horo Nuku project. Like residents, ECB members are divided on restricted dog access. However, the Board agrees that the planning process and
communication in relation to the bird protection areas have been poor, and that is what our written and oral submissions were about. We have also asked Council for
clarification about a change to dog access at Point Howard beach that wasn’t part of the consultation.
– Met with residents and the Tupua Horo Nuku project team to discuss options for fencing the Bishops Park Bird Protection Area.
– Attended a meeting with Point Howard residents, Council officers and Wellington Water to discuss further road closures required because of ongoing infrastructure work.
– Noted that Greater Wellington Regional Council and Metlink have responded to requests by parents and the ECB, and the after-school bus 81 service from Wellington is
now a double-decker with room for students to have seats rather than stand on a bus travelling up to 90km/hour
– Continued work to relocate the historic jail building stored at Williams Park to the Rona Wharf area.
– Surveyed attendees and exhibitors who attended the resilience expo in March and prepared a review of the event.
– Presented a wreath at the Eastbourne ANZAC service.
– Met with the Eastbourne Bowls Club, Muritai Croquet Club, ESSC and Council officers to discuss options for relocating the Bowls Club.
– Supported MIRO’s request for bollards to prevent vehicles from accessing the beach in the area where the banded dotterel nests.
– Started development of an informal junior bike skills track near Burdan’s gate. Thanks to the residents who have helped so far.
– Supported residents when they requested a temporary bus stop during the Tupua Horo Nuku construction phase in York Bay rather than walking to Mahina Bay.
– Requested information about the Eastbourne Pool to help the Board work with residents on options to extend the season.
– Attended a morning tea with the Mayor and Eastbourne Possum Hunters to celebrate 1080 possums being trapped.
– Saved more tetra paks (~2000) and batteries (>~170kg) from landfill via the collection bins in the Eastbourne Library foyer, thanks to Bruce Spedding’s efforts.

One of the Board’s roles is communicating relevant matters, proposals, consultations, and issues with residents. We do this through our Facebook page (785 followers), the eastbourne.nz website, our email list (220+ subscribers), our regular column in the Eastbourne Herald, and the digital display board at the library.
Residents can also contact Board members directly:

  • Belinda Moss (Chair) belinda.moss@huttcity.govt.nz 029 494 1615
  • Emily Keddell (Deputy Chair) emily.keddell@huttcity.govt.nz 021 188 5106
  • Bruce Spedding bruce.spedding@huttcity.govt.nz 021 029 74741
  • Frank Vickers frank.vickers@huttcity.govt.nz 027 406 1419
  • Murray Gibbons murray.gibbons@huttcity.govt.nz 04 562 8567
  • Tui Lewis (Deputy Mayor and Ward Councillor) tui.lewis@huttcity.govt.nz 021 271 6249

Belinda Moss
10 June 2024