Chairperson’s report for 2016 AGM

Chairmans Report for AGM
Unitary Plan
This is now live from last Friday. The ERA has participated in the process for the last 4 years. Our wins in this are
1. The area between Main Highway and the Motorway ie Findlay & Hewson Sts changed from MIXED to SINGLE DWELLINGS which is important to preserve the character of Ellerslie.
2. The eastern side of Cawley St from light industrial to MIXED, this will allow the change to TERRACED HOUSE/APARTMENTS to happen.
Parking Plan
We submitted a proposed plan for the streets outside of the Business District area in April. Orakei Local Board has supported our proposal. Auckland Transport is still considering the proposal !!!!.
Motorway Sound Barriers
We are working to achieve the erection of sound barriers on the Ellerslie side of the motorway. See letter from the Minister of Transport 11/8/16. We have met with Rob Hannaby NZTA Manager Highway Environments.More to be discussed this evening on this matter.  
Greenways Cycle/Walking Project
This starts in Ellerslie at Liston Park and will go through Micheals Park to the Main Highway. Through our input in the discussion, a change has been made to the pathway location in Michael Park to outside in Michaels Ave.
Traffic Pedestrian Island – Morrin St
Our submission on this has been successful and implemented recently.
Ellerslie Eagles League Club
We use a room in the Club building for our meetings. We are helping the Club sort out renovations to the building.
We have refreshed our website and will be adding more to this particularly photos of Ellerslie’s history.
Public Meetings
Including tonight there have been four, as in previous years these are always well attended including our February meeting with the Mayoral Candidates.

Thank you to my fellow executive members for the voluntary efforts for the Association.