Dear TDC Mayor, Councillors and Staff
At the April meeting of the Mapua and Districts Community Association, there was a discussion and subsequent motion carried concerning leases of buildings at Mapua wharf. Our MDCA Chairperson has asked me to send you a copy of this motion. For your immediate information, I have copied the motion below but I have also attached a full copy of the minutes – as would be forwarded to councillors in due course.
Leases on Mapua Wharf buildings. David Mitchell introduced and spoke to his pre-circulated motion which was discussed and voted as two separate motions:
1. THAT the council should undertake a review of TDC governance of the wharf that:
a) Ceases treatment of the wharf precinct as only a commercial entity in the TDC’s property portfolio that is subject only to commercial goals as defined in the council’s commercial policy and to direction by the council’s commercial committee.
b) Changes council management of the wharf area so that it supports the cultural and historic importance of the Mapua Wharf precinct and balances commercial development with community input, presence and involvement.
c) Supports and values use of space in the main wharf building by relevant community groups, including the Mapua Boat Club, Mapua Maritime Museum and the Tamaha Scout Group.
d) Protects and enhances the traditional wharf reserve near the Ngaio tree as a family recreation area.
Moved by David Mitchell and seconded by Gillian Pollock. Several people spoke to the second motion which was then CARRIED by a show of hands.