Electing 6 Board Members
No issues on file for Barry Barbour.
- Heavy Traffic By-pass: this issue has been going on for far too long and needs to be resolved. A decision needs to be made based on a) identifying residents and trucking companies that will be impacted along various routes; b) getting an engineer's reccomendation; c) and the financial cost to the DCC and rate payers.
From this a logical decision can be made (bearing in mind that not everybody will be happy with the outcome), whereby the Council can help reduce adverse effects to residents by keeping the lines of communication open.
- Mosgiel Swimming Pool: is an issue on the minds of many Taieri residents. I have been asking people that I come into contact with, what their thoughts are and if they are prepared to get behind such a huge project, even if that meant their rates could go up. Thus far, support is strong and many are prepared to commit. This was supported by the huge numbers who attended the Public Meeting in 2009. Public input is needed to determine the type of pool needed and where. This is one project that will benefit future users so long term planning is vital here.
I'm in support of a new pool because I know that I will use it regularly and so will my children.
- Supporting and enhancing retail, business and agricultural sectors is a very broad issue; one that impacts people at an individual level (providing jobs and income), to impacting on the overall economic health of the Taieri and Mosgiel area.
No farming, no businesses, no retail = no jobs and no income. Simple as that!
I think that Mosgiel businesses and retail can support and promote themselves and their businesses more by networking, holding open days, inviting Dunedin business people to come view what's "over the hill". They will be pleasantly surprised!
There are businesses that have been in Mosgiel for many a year that some people may not have ever heard of. Take a wander around the industrial areas off Gladstone Road South, the Mill Park and around Dukes Road - it is amazing what business is going on in our back yard.
- Walking, running and cycling routes: Exercise is vital for healthy living, great for mental processes and increasing one's quality of life. Careful planning of walk ways and cycle ways whereby users can start at one point, walk, run or cycle a circuit and end up back where they started, has enormous benefit to those of any fitness level or ability. More seating is required in areas where there is a high concentration of the more mature, thus allowing smaller, more achievable goals when it comes to extending one's fitness or recovery from injury/operation.
No issues on file for Martin Dillon.
- The Mosgiel Swimming Pool - an independent assessment of the overall City’s Aquatic Services and its future provision strategy has been drafted in which the replacement of the Mosgiel Pool is an integral and important part. Work is required in this coming term to adopt this strategy (which I strongly support) and plan its execution without undue delay.
- Riccarton Road and Gordon Road Pedestrian/Traffic /Parking - traffic flow and parking with pedestrian safety are a complex mix with two authorities responsible for overlapping design and meeting stakeholder expectations. SH87 is a vital road to our community and its resources and services. Getting consensus between agencies and sensible decisions are a priority for me to ensure these traffic corridors are safe and efficient for all that use them. I will petition strongly for measures already identified to be implemented without further delay
- Outram’s water systems - I will support initiatives to upgrade water reticulation and establish an efficient wastewater disposal system essential to the community’s growth health and wellbeing.
- East Taieri/Industrial Area - continue petitioning the Regional Council for a drainage network upgrade that will handle catchment area drain off from extreme weather events to lessen the flooding from that which is occurring two to three times a year in the industrial and surrounding areas.
- Mosgiel development - advocate strongly to ensure Mosgiel is a priority; in the City Developmental strategy for future growth with particular emphasis on the Town centre, its land use, amenity, retail and residential interfaces, transportation and service infrastructure.
- Working with the community to build a new swimming pool/aquatic centre for Mosgiel and the Taieri area. Moana Pool has reached a stage where there is not enough parking, not enough changing rooms and just too many people wanting to use the pool.
- Improve the safety of Riccarton Road. At the moment it is a narrow road with steep ditches along each side. It is very dangerous for cyclists, pedestrians and riding horses. This issue has been around far too long.
- Flood protection is high on the agenda after the May 2010 floods. Some parts of Mosgiel and the Taieri Plain were very badly affected. There is the need to work with the Otago Regional Council towards a more equitable rating system for flood protection.
Flooding in the McGlashan Street industrial area needs urgent attention.
- The footpaths along the main streets of Mosgiel are looking rather tired. Work is in the pipeline to rejuvenate the footpaths to bring them back to a fresh clean look.
- Encourage people to embrace Neighbourhood Support for their street. A number of areas in and around Mosgiel have signed up to the Neighbourhood Support scheme. It is people looking out for their neighbours. Great way to meet people and also make the community safer.
No issues on file for Brian Miller.
- New Aquatic Centre - I will continue to lobby for this! We not only need it, we deserve it! We have an active community in Mosgiel, all ages, all abilities and a facility that is open 12 months of the year isn't a luxury, its a necessity.
- Traffic and Safety issues in Gordon Road- Spaghetti junction at Gordon Road/Gladstone Road, too hard to get out of Mosgiel and then too hard to get back into Mosgiel.This has to be addressed and wont be an easy fix! Transit NZ and DCC need to work together for the best outcome.
- Heavy Traffic through Gordon Road.This has gone on for too long and needs to be addressed once and for all. A decision needs to be made and I will continue to lobby for the safest option
- Planning for a better future for Mosgiel residents and businesses - We need DCC on board for planning and allowing for sustainable growth to our area. Recreational areas for cycling/walking, enhance the waterways around our area for a healthy community.
- Promotion of Mosgiel and celebration of living on the Taieri - Continue to celebrate with Festival of the Plains, getting bigger and brighter every year, get everyone on board!