Wilton Residents' Association

Minutes of the AGM held at 7:30pm, Wednesday, 13th December, 2017, Otari Information Centre.

Robert Davies in the chair.


16 residents


Gail Andrews, David Vaughan, Errol Greaves, Noeline Stoops, Athol and Pauline Swann, Councillor Diane Calvert

Matters arising from minutes

Rats (Jim Tait): 999 rats now recorded caught in Wilton; 3600 in Wilton plus surrounding suburbs. We are catching Norway rats at the moment, ship rats tend to be up trees. Kaka are nesting around Crofton Downs.

Buses: current plans are on http://www.gw.govt.nz/wilton/ and are expected to be implemented in 2018.

Who inspects a house for earthquake resilience? See https://wellington.govt.nz/services/rates-and-property/earthquake-prone-buildings/strengthen-your-home/earthquake-assessment.

Where does one get rain-water tanks from? These have been available from Council at the tip - supply seems to come and go.

Treasurer's report

No transactions during the year. We have $247.67 in the bank account.

Activities during 2017

We made submissions on the bus-stop at the bottom of Warwick Street; the Wilton Bowling Club lease extension; and the bus fare proposals.

Pauline Swann went to WCC Community Workshop on Our City Tomorrow.

Diana Ranger went to a meeting organised by Zealandia on a whole-of-catchment approach to the Kaiwharawhara stream.

Other business

City Council has requested submissions on the Outer Green Belt (submissions due 22nd December, 2017); trial of e-bikes on tracks (sumissions due 15th December, 2017).

"Let's get Wellington Moving" has requested submissions by 15th December.

Otari Wiltons Bush: Karori Lions is giving $25,000 to Otari to upgrade Nursery.

How to get rid tradescantia after you have pulled it up (Diana has be clearing it from the reserve edge on Gloucester Street). Council will take it away. Trellessick park weeders have been composting it.

Should hold committee meeting by some set date like March 31st.

Election of committee

Chairperson    Dan Milward
Secretary   Robert Davies
Treasurer Tony Hurst
Committee Peter McKearney
Grace Clapperton-Rees
Laura Jones
Jane Julian