February Community Board Update

Our Community Board meeting was held on Wednesday 9th February.

Kiri Binnersley, our newest member

Kiri was sworn in as the newly elected board member.  A big welcome to Kiri, wonderful to have you working with us.   

Appointment of Deputy Chair

Dennis Amoore was appointed as the Deputy Chair and we appreciate him taking up this position to support the board. 

WDC Community-Led Development (CLD)

The Council have a new two-person CLD team and Lianne and Jason presented their workplan with the board.  This is new way of working with the community and they are here to empower and support communities to lead their own projects, connect groups and individuals, broker community/council conversations and link communities with funders.  They will have workshops and upskilling opportunities for community.  Lianne and Jason will work closely with the Community Board and Raglan Naturally here in Whaingaroa Raglan.  Read their presentation on RCB website.  

Manu Bay Breakwater

Covid has delayed an in-person workshop.  A decision will be made end of February regarding setting workshop date with stakeholders.  The Board continued to put pressure on progress. 

Works and Issues Report

The Works and Issues Report also covered Civil Defence Plan,  Papahua Walkway Stage 2, Government/Bayview Road junction, Inter-Raglan Bus Service and Wi Neera Walkway. The next Quarterly Update on Roading, Footpaths, Walkways and Cycleways is due at the March meeting.

Discretionary Fund Application

The Board agreed to support the Raglan Growers Market with $3,000 from the Community Board Discretionary Fund.  So wonderful to see this initiative growing in our community.  We encourage everyone to get along on a Friday afternoon.  

Places for People

Update received.  See update in Chronicle this week for more info and link to Feedback Survey. 

Wharf Project

Update report received.  Please see this page for update. 

WDC Representation Review Hearings

Chris Rayner spoke about his presentation to the Representation Reviw Hearings Panel on our board submission, regarding extension of Raglan Community Board area to the rural communities.  We now await the panel’s decision

Coming up

Raglan’s Food Waste Collection – Consultation 2022

We have the Food Waste Collection Consultation coming up, details will be out over the next week.  We encourage you all to please get involved in this consultation; it’s an important service, a way for our community to continue supporting waste diversion from landfill and play our part to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. 

For information on these projects, links to agenda and minutes and other Community Board work please visit:

Facebook: Raglan Community Board

Website:  www.raglancommunityboard.co.nz

You are welcome to contact Community Board members direct.  All our contact details are found on our website.  

Gabrielle Parson, Chair – 021 844 785