June WMRA meeting recap

Tonight’s meeting was punctual and well attended with a healthy line-up of topics to cover.

WMRA April 8 agenda

The West Melton Residents Association will hold their next meeting on April 8 at 7:30pm in the Community Centre. This key meeting includes guests from NZTA in order to discuss road & pedestrian safety relating to SH73 and… Read More

February WMRA meeting recap

Tonight we held our AGM, followed by the first committee meeting for 2015. Congratulations to all the volunteers both familiar and new who came along.

November WMRA meeting recap

Tonight was our special public meeting to discuss the possible formation of a community patrol in West Melton.

October WMRA meeting recap

A light turnout of committee members this evening, but with plenty on the agenda, Jeff was eager to get the meeting started. The following summarises the topics discussed during the evening.

Water Fountain
Peter Stafford has now relocated the water fountain from its former home at the intersection of West Melton and Weedons Ross Roads. Repairs to the fountain are now under-way. The WMRA agreed to extend funding of this project to $2,000 (ex GST).

Neighbours week
Bruce announced the Selwyn District Council’s Neighbours Week for 2014, being the week of October 24. He encouraged others to set up their own street parties and similar events, reiterating that the council will fund such events, usually to the tune of $100 for food and drink etc. The process this year is to run the event, then apply for remittance using receipts afterwards. It’s a good idea to seek approval for your event first – community@selwyn.govt.nz.

Defence training
Bruce wanted to remind people that the NZ Defence Force is entering a training phase. While based in Burnham, the army will be making greater use of the West Melton Army Rifle Range during this period. The NZ Army has been running regular advertisements through local sources to raise awareness of this. Bruce reiterated how large ammunitions now tested and trained in Tekapo instead of West Melton.