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80 COU 14/09/05 QLDC Council 25 September 2014 Department: Operations Report for Agenda Item: 5 Proposal to name the Council owned sports field and playground officially at the Jacks Point subdivision
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80 COU 14/09/05 QLDC Council 25 September 2014 Department: Operations Report for Agenda Item: 5 Proposal to name the Council owned sports field and playground officially at the Jacks Point subdivision Purpose 1 To consider and approve naming the Jacks Point sports field after Jack Tewa. Recommendation 2 That Council: a. Approve the formal naming of the Recreation Reserve Lot 13, DP in the Jacks Point subdivision as Jack Tewa Park. Advice Prepared by: Maddy Jones Report Advice Reviewed and Recommended by: Mike Weaver Reviewed and Authorised by: Ruth Stokes Parks & Reserves Officer, Operations 9/09/2014 Manager, Parks & Operations 9/07/2014 General Manager, Operations 9/09/2014 Background 3 Lot 13, DP is classified as a Recreation Reserve and known informally as Jacks Point sports field. 4 Jacks Point Residents & Owners Association have requested that the recreation reserve in the Jacks Point subdivision be named after Jack Tewa who was known for being the first person to discover gold in the Arrow River in Comment 5 The Parks & Reserves Naming Policy outlines the criteria to assess suggested names (see Attachment C). 81 6 The proposed name meets the following criteria contained within the naming policy - 2. Historical Person or Event and 6. Associated name. Jack Tewa was known for being the first person to discover gold in the Arrow River in As per the policy, local Iwi have been consulted to determine whether the open space or surrounding area is of significance to Maori. Financial Implications 8 There are no financial implications to formally name the existing Council reserve. Local Government Act 2002 Purpose Provisions 9 In relation to section 10(1)(b) of the Local Government Act 2002, the naming of this recreation reserve involves meeting the current and future needs of the Queenstown and wider community for good quality local public services in a way that is most cost effective for households and businesses. Council Policies 10 The following Council Policies were considered: Significance Policy this decision does not meet any of the significance thresholds. Parks & Reserves Naming Policy - to determine the process for naming the reserve. Consultation 11 As per the naming policy requirements, the Parks & Reserves Officer has consulted with local Iwi to determine whether the open space or surrounding area is of significance to Maori in accordance with the processes and protocols developed with the relevant Papatipu Runanga o Ngai Tahu. 12 Kai Tahu Ki Otago (KTKO) Ltd has advised that there is no objection to the proposed name at Jacks Point. 13 The Lakes District Museum was consulted and provided further information on the relevance of Jack Tewa around Jacks Point and the district as a whole. 14 The Jacks Point Residents Association initially requested the official naming. Publicity 15 Once signs have been erected, the naming will be publicised in the October issue of Scuttlebutt. Attachments A Aerial image of the reserve B KTKO Ltd letter of support C Selection Criteria from QLDC Parks & Reserves Naming Policy Attachment A - Jacks Point Reserve 82 Th e in form atio n p ro vide d o n De kho is in te nde d to b e gen era l in form atio n o nly. Wh ile con side ra ble effo rt ha s b een m ad e t o e nsu re th at t he info rm at io n provide d on this site is accu rate, cu rren t a nd oth erw ise ade qu ate in all re spe cts. Q ue enst own Lake s District Coun cil do es n ot acce pt a ny re spo nsibility fo r cont en t an d shall n ot be re sponsible for, and excludes all liability, with relation to any claims whatsoever arisin g f ro m the use of th is sit e a nd da ta held wit hin. paper size - 1:3, Metres Map produced by Queenstown Lakes District Council's Dekho GIS viewer O Map date: 07/07/2014 83 84 Attachment C. Selection Criteria from QLDC Parks & Reserves Naming Policy PART C: SELECTION CRITERIA These criteria will be used to establish the relative merits of any suggested names. All names that are suggested through Step 3 of the framework will be compared using the criteria which has been weighted to reflect relative importance (see Table 1). The names will then be ranked in order of merit with the highest scored name highest ranked. 1. Local Usage Proof of establishment and the extent of common usage need to be determined at Step 3 of the framework. 2. Historical Person or Event This can be for example settlers, early notable people or events with local association. Naming after persons living or recently deceased should generally be avoided where the issue is potentially sensitive. 3. Significant geographical feature, landscape, flora or fauna Naming after minor features should be avoided. 4. Personal name (surname) for special service This can be for conservation, sport, community service or other sphere of activity with local association which can be duly recognised. Naming after persons living or recently deceased should generally be avoided where the issue is potentially sensitive. 5. Descriptive name For example Hill Park (as in on a hill). Naming after minor features should be avoided. 6. Associated name That is a part of an association or grouping of names in a suburb. 7. Published name in any work The work needs to be authoritative in the opinion of Council. However publishing will not confer establishment. 8. Cultural Significance other than Maori Significance to be determined through written evidence. 9. Adjacent street or name of suburb NOTE: Naming of an open space will not preclude naming significant features within it for example a fountain, artwork or memorial. 85 Attachment C. Selection Criteria from QLDC Parks & Reserves Naming Policy TABLE 1: WEIGHTED SELECTION CRITERIA Criterion Weighting Score 1. Local Usage High 3 2. Historical Person or Event* High 3 3. Significant feature Medium 2 4. Personal name (surname) for special Low 1 5. Descriptive name...ow 1. Associated name Medium 2 7. Published name in any work Low 1 8. Cultural Significance High 3 9. Adjacent Street/suburb Low 1 *Note that for each of these criteria there may be more then one name suggested. If so the officer responsible will need to make an assessment on the relative merits of each name under the same criterion with regard to the following: - extent of local knowledge about person or event - contribution to area of interest
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