Harbour Cone management is likely to be transferred from the
Dunedin City Council to a community trust.
The council will decide at its meeting today whether to adopt
a management proposal recommended by its staff.
It was proposed a community charitable trust or management
board be established to govern the land according to the
objectives of the Hereweka-Harbour Cone management plan,
which the council adopted last March.
The council would retain ownership of the land and have two
representatives on the board or trust.
It would also spend $2000 establishing the group, and provide
$1000 each year for rates as well as $500 for the group's
annual running costs.
A lease to graze the property, expiring in 2016, would be
negotiated by the management group when the time came.
The council bought Harbour Cone in 2008 to protect its
ecological, cultural, heritage and recreational values.
Community members with knowledge about Harbour Cone and its
significance would be appointed to the trust.
A memorandum of understanding between the council and the
management group would define how the property would be cared