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Coromandel/Colville Community Board meeting highlights

06 December 2012

The highlights from this week's Coromandel/Colville Community Board meeting

Minutes from the October meeting confirmed

The minutes for the Coromandel-Colville Community Board meeting for Novmber were confirmed.


See local recipients of Creative Communities Scheme

Coromandel and Colville organisations were among those that won funding in the October funding round of the Creative Communities Scheme as follows:

Coromandel Players Inc $441
Coromandel Youth Support Association $500
Coromandel Art Group $250
Colville Social Service Collective Charitable Trust $595
Coromandel Art Group $275



Coromandel Information Centre to reopen

The new Chairperson of the Coromandel Business Association, Brenda Kelsey, announced at the Coromandel-Colville Community Board Meeting that the Association had reopened the town's Information Centre with volunteers from the community.

Ms Kelsey said at the meeting the town really needed an Information Centre for the busy summer season ahead and the Business Association now has one open 7 days a week from 10am to 4pm.

The Association also presented a high-level business plan to the Community Board outlining their approach to increasing the scale of the Information Centre over time.

The proposal outlines a plan to start small by providing visitor information using a volunteer-base over summer and then to look at a full-service Information Centre able to make bookings and sell tourism products and services later in 2013.

Board Chairman John Walker congratulated the Business Association for moving so quickly in reopening the centre after the previous Incorporated Society running the i-Site closed its doors last week.

View the board's work programme for 2012-13

This forms the priorities for the Community Board in the coming year and has been developed by staff based on priorities identified in community plans or issues of concern in the board's area.

It's developed in accordance with the Ten Year Plan for 2012-2022, which is consulted on every three years and highlights priorities for spending on projects.

An example of projects outlined is investigation into the aquaculture opportunities in Coromandel and development of an MOU (Memorandum of Understanding) with the Coromandel Marine Farmers Association. Another example is dust sealing at West Point Rd at Little Bay and outside the Fantail Bay campground. Due to budget constraints, dust sealing at Preeces Point Rd has been deferred to 2013/14.

View the full programme in the agenda at the link to the top of this page.

Summertime is here and 'summertimes' is coming

All ratepayers will soon recieve our Summertimes 2012-13 magazine, which this year includes the Our Coromandel Summer edition at the back half of the magazine.

It's packed with Council, Community Board and local news and was put together by our Communications Team and Destination Coromandel.

Make sure you keep a copy at the bach this summer if you have friends coming to stay as it contains loads of useful information about rubbish collection times and dates, what to see and do on the Coromandel and tips on everything from saving water to enjoying our network of walks.

District Plan Review open day to be held in Colville in January

If you care about the future of how land on the Coromandel is used, how our heritage is retained and how we allow for economic development in our district, then you should take an interest in the District Plan Review.

We have released our draft District Plan for comment and want to hear your thoughts. You can make comment from now until January 31.

We know this is daunting for a lot of people, which is why we're hosting community open days in Coromandel where staff will be available to help you understand the draft and explain how you can best have input. Where?

  • Colville Hall
  • >Main Rd, Colville
    Thursday, 17 January 2013

You can also view our draft plan online and make a submission. Alternatively, download the comment form, complete it and return it to us. 

The board was given an overview at its meeting on the consultation that is occuring for the District Plan Review. They were told of matters the Council particularly wanted feedback on within the community and asked how it would prefer to give feedback.

Need more information?

Contact your Community Board chair John Walker.

Mobile: 027 482 0435