April 2010 : Meeting Minutes

Minutes of the Newtown Residents’ Association
Monday 19th April at Newtown Hall, Daniell Street at 7.30pm

Present: Steve Dunn, Kate Zwartz, Martin Hanley, Carol Comber, Dave Paterson, Peter Frater, Nick Jennings, Peter Cowan, Dean Adams, Don McDonald

Apologies: Judi Altinkaya; Ian McKinnon, Iona Pannett, Linda Hobman, Tom White, Celia Walmsley, Celia Wade Brown

Previous Minutes: Minutes from March meeting, approved with amendments [Steve D / Martin H]

Safer Roads –
Stuart Bullen presented statistics on speeds, volumes, & accidents since project began
Answered questions on
• Back-up at Daniell lights
• More 40km/h paint needed on roads, yes this will happen
• But govt funding delayed for Berhampore stages of the project
• Newtown west, Hiropi, &Britomart going to council for funding in July
• Roy & Mansfield are arterial so are 50km/h
• Chip sealing on Owen, quality & notice timing
• Removal of carparks in Riddiford St by hospital
• Hump & kerb extension planter layout – Rintoul / Stoke, Harper St

Steve Spence
John St intersection
John St Heritage area
Progressive Enterprises Supermarket, John St

Newtown Festival
WCC sub committee have granted Newtown Festival 3year contract funding
Not as much as we asked for but enough that we are still in business. If we can find some partner sponsors there will be a Fair in 2011…..

Liquor Ban Submission
Monday 26 meeting Newtown Hall to discuss details of a group and individual submissions
5 May = deadline
200 submissions to WCC to date, against City ban because people think drinking in parks & at beaches will be illegal. But Police will only prosecute if misbehaving
‘That this Association support a Liquor Ban for Newtown’ [Tom L / Peter F]
Passed ( just) not unanimous
Sale of Liquor Act running slower than expect

Safety Audit
Association & local retailers met with WCC officers discussed & visited key spots
Library playground fundamentally designed unsafely
Established liaison with Assyrian club
A start…….
Ask for an audit of the road reserve

Southern Cross Hospital Hearing
Steve D submitting on behalf of Association as a witness of an affected neighbour

Gambling Policy Submission
Hearing this Thursday, Kate presenting
Next meeting is on Monday 17th May.
Meeting closed at 9.40pm. Tom Law Minutes
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