Robert Davies in the chair.
Ten residents and councillor Simon Woolf
Athol Swann, Tony Hurst, Gail Andrews, Blair Cunningham, Councillor Andy Foster
Dog exercise area on Curtis Street opposite Randwick Terrace is going ahead.
Simon Woolf notes that the area adjacent to the dog exercise area is being developed into an international standard BMX track with the ability to train young cyclists (youth exercise area?).
A question was asked whether there would be space for a car wash area (with drainage that wouldn't pollute the stream).
No transactions during the year. We have $247.12 in the bank account.
Robert made a submission on behalf of the Association on the Draft Suburban Reserves Management Plan.
Errol Greaves: "Grow Te Ahumairangi Forest" is a project to regenerate the Te AhuMairangi Forest and provide a vital haven for native birds and insect life in the Wilton Valley. 1000 trees have been planted above Cecil Road. They have a Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/Grow-Te-AhuMairangi-Forest.
Rats – Crofton Downs has essentially eliminated rats and stoats from their suburb. Can we do the same in parts of Wilton – e.g. vicinity of Wilton's Bush and/or the Gloucester Street bush or adjacent to the town belt?
55-85 Curtis Street (Area south of Whitehead Road): the various appeals went to the Environment Court. See the Creswick Valley Residents' Association site for details. The Court allows the project to proceed subject to very stringent conditions. It looks like both sides accept the decision.
- Route 14, Wilton/Otari: Runs between the current Surrey Street Terminal and terminates at Hataitai rather than Kilbirnie or Rongotai.
- Route 13/22/23, Mairangi: Runs between the present Mairangi turnaround to Wellington Station bus terminal; Route 13 (Glenmore Street) to continue in some form?
- Route 47: Retained in some form.
Other residents' associations - Khandallah and Karori Associations reforming; Crofton Downs/Ngaio very active
Bus shelters - council is responsible
Website - currently at http://www.robertnz.net/wilton/
Chairperson Robert Davies Treasurer Tony Hurst Committee Owen Cocker Colin Smith Tony Fisher Ron Macintosh David Vaughan Diana Ranger
The meeting finished around 9pm.