Minutes of an extraordinary meeting of the Commercial Subcommittee

Held in the Council Chamber, Civic House, 110 Trafalgar Street, Nelson

On Thursday 9 July 2015, commencing at 10.19am


Present:               Mr J Murray (Chairperson), Her Worship the Mayor R Reese, Councillors L Acland and G Noonan, and Mr J Peters

In Attendance:     Councillors I Barker, P Matheson, B McGurk, and T Skinner, Chief Executive (C Hadley), Group Manager Community Services (C Ward), Group Manager Corporate Services (N Harrison), Manager Communications (P Shattock), Manager Administration (P Langley), Administration Adviser (S McLean), and Youth Councillors J Lankshear and E Thomas



Attendance: The meeting adjourned from 10.20am to 10.29am.


1.       Apologies

There were no apologies.

2.       Confirmation of Order of Business

There was no change to the order of business.


3.       Interests

There were no updates to the Interests Register, and no interests with items on the agenda were declared.

4.       Harvesting of the Dun Mountain Forestry Block

Document number R4536, agenda pages 4 - 5 refer.

Concerns were raised about the timeliness of this matter and why information had not been presented earlier.

The Chief Executive, Clare Hadley, said that advice from the forestry management consultant had resulted in the matter coming to an extraordinary Commercial Subcommittee meeting for timeliness. She highlighted that the Subcommittee had been recently established and Council officers were adjusting to timeframes around the new decision making process.

Mrs Hadley explained the other commitments that influenced the harvesting decision, largely the construction of the Brook Waimarama Sanctuary Fence in November 2015. She said the harvesting could not have been done earlier due to the Tasman Road upgrade.

Mrs Hadley pointed out that there would be a bigger impact on the community if the harvesting was done over summer, which was the busier time for users of the Dun Mountain Trail.

Mrs Hadley said if the matter was not considered at this meeting then a report would be delayed until the Council meeting in September 2015.

Resolved COM/2015/012

THAT the report Harvesting of the Dun Mountain Forestry Block (R4536) be received;

AND THAT the Commercial Subcommittee transfer its delegations regarding forestry to the Governance Committee, in respect of harvesting of the Dun Mountain forestry block.

Acland/Peters                                                                              Carried




There being no further business the meeting ended at 10.42am.


Confirmed as a correct record of proceedings:




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