Dunedin Heritage Light Rail Trust Newsletters 2015

Received from Nev Jemmett
‎Tues, ‎26‎ ‎May‎ ‎2015 ‎at 10‎:‎16‎ ‎a.m.

Vol 1 Issue 2 – May 2015 [click to enlarge]

DHLRT Newsletter 20.5.15 p1DHLRT Newsletter 20.5.15 p2DHLRT Newsletter 20.5.15 p3DHLRT Newsletter 20.5.15 p4

█ Download: DHLRT May 2015 newsletter (DOC, 4 MB)


Received from Nev Jemmett
‎Wed, ‎25‎ ‎February‎ ‎2015 at ‎10‎:‎56‎ ‎a.m.

Vol 1 Issue 1 – February 2015 [click to enlarge]

DHLRT Newsletter February 2015 p1DHLRT Newsletter February 2015 p2DHLRT Newsletter February 2015 p3DHLRT Newsletter February 2015 p4

█ Download: DHLRT February 2015 newsletter (PDF, 2 MB)

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4.11.14 Phillip George (Phil) Cole, RIP
5.6.14 DCC Transport Strategy and Riccarton Road
28.7.13 Dunedin Cable Car Trust – Public Meetings SUNDAY 28 July
14.2.13 Phil Cole on the High Street Cable Car
15.1.13 Return of High Street cable car
23.12.11 High Street cable car update
29.11.10 Phillip Cole on Dunedin buses
16.9.10 Pre-election opinions on public transport and the stadium
26.11.09 The Chronicles of Yarnia
19.10.09 Cable Car Meeting @Dunedin
27.8.10 Invitation to ALL #High St Cable Car
23.11.09 High Street Cable Car a possibility
9.7.09 Designing public transport for repeat use

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22 responses to “Dunedin Heritage Light Rail Trust Newsletters 2015

  1. O me miserum

    Those cable cars represent my early experience in the forces of gravity. Those who remember them will be aware that at that time OSH had not been invented and the rules seemed to be “if you could get a foothold and something to grip, you were welcome to travel. Frequently one’s position was so precarious that the ticketman couldn’t reach you and the ride was free.
    My very first ride as a country kid visiting town was an embarrassing one. I noted with awe as some of these seasoned riders would alight some distance before the car stopped and on landing would run with the speed of light often overtaking the car before it was stopped. I now know that the speed they generated on landing was caused by the laws of gravity/propulsion. In subscribing to the maxim ‘when in Rome do what the Romans do’ so I thought (as we approached my designated stop), this boy from the country, to soak up this apparent ‘rush of speed’ the experience by launching from the car before it had stopped. Problem was that I was facing the wrong way!!
    The outcome was as an adult would have expected and it is with more than a little embarrassment that I recount this story. I can still remember the cacophony of laughter as the scores of fellow riders jeered and laughed at my misfortune. Isn’t it a strange behaviour that we all embrace – the way we are amused by the misfortune of others. That day was no exception.

  2. Hype O'Thermia

    O me miserum mentions the pre-OSH “if you could get a foothold and something to grip, you were welcome to travel” cable car practice. Were stats kept on injury accidents – other than to pride & dignity eg O me miserum’s adventure?

  3. Elizabeth

    The Dunedin Heritage Light Rail Trust has been formed to replace the Dunedin Cable Car Trust.

    ### ODT Online Thu, 28 May 2015
    Display first step in cable car restoration
    By Chris Morris
    The dream of returning cable cars to Dunedin’s High St has survived the untimely death of its former chief advocate, Phil Cole. Now there is a new group, an updated plan and more money to find. The push to return cable cars to Dunedin’s High St is shifting up a gear as a new group prepares to launch a multimillion-dollar fundraising drive.
    Read more

  4. Elizabeth

    Unfortunately, had to miss this meeting due to ‘breakage’…. Did anyone attend who can report how it went ?

    ### ODT Online Thu, 11 Jun 2015
    Cable car meeting tonight
    By Chris Morris
    The Dunedin Heritage Light Rail Trust hopes for a good turnout at a public meeting tonight, called to progress the High St cable car project. […] Trust spokesman Neville Jemmett said the meeting would seek to form a new High Street Cable Car Society, which would act as the operational arm progressing the project.
    Read more

  5. Elizabeth

    ### ODT Online Sat, 13 Jun 2015
    Cable car society enthusiastic
    By Chris Morris
    The trust behind plans to return cable cars to Dunedin’s High St is upbeat about the future after a successful public meeting on Thursday night. Dunedin Heritage Light Rail Trust spokesman Neville Jemmett said about 35 people attended the meeting, at which signatures were gathered to launch the new High Street Cable Car Society Inc.
    Read more

  6. Elizabeth

    ### dunedintv.co.nz July 20, 2015 – 7:01pm
    Nightly interview: Neville Jemmett
    Plans to return cable cars to High Street are gathering speed. The Dunedin Heritage Light Rail Trust is bringing enthusiasts together and launching a fundraising campaign. Spokesman Neville Jemmett is here to talk about the project.

  7. Elizabeth

    Received from Neville Jemmett
    ‎Mon‎, ‎27‎ ‎Jul‎ ‎2015 ‎1‎:‎02‎ ‎p.m.

    Latest newsletter [click to enlarge]:

    DHLRT Newsletter August 2015 Vol 1 Issue 3

    █ Download: DHLRT August 2015 newsletter (Docx, 6.14 MB)

  8. Elizabeth

    ● Dunedin Heritage Light Rail Trust
    ● High Street Cable Car Society Incorporated [250 members]

    ### ODT Online Thu, 13 Aug 2015
    High St cable car a step closer
    By Chris Morris
    A group pushing to return cable cars to Dunedin’s High St plans to take the next step towards its goal today. Dunedin Heritage Light Rail Trust spokesman Neville Jemmett said the trust had successfully launched a new body, the High Street Cable Car Society Incorporated, following a public meeting in June. The society would act as the project’s operational arm, while the trust focused on fundraising through community grants.
    Read more

    █ A public meeting was to be held in the South Dunedin Presbyterian Hall today.

  9. Calvin Oaten

    Ten Years and $20-$30 million to get cable cars back on High St. Dave Cull and Richard Thomson will suck this up no trouble. Just put it in the file right behind the Mosgiel Aquatic Centre, the OCA flood lights. Forget about the St Clair Sea Wall and Dunes restoration. DHLRT, there is “NO MONEY!” The city is broke. $20 t0 $30 million from the public is a ‘pipe dream’ too far. Never mind the futility of the citizens cars and the buses using High St for living.

    • Elizabeth

      Calvin, the DHLRT has always stated it is not looking to DCC rates monies to fund the project. The late Phil Cole (civil engineer) was VERY clear on this; and so are the current trustees.

  10. Calvin Oaten

    Fair enough Elizabeth, so that leaves the citizens. Good luck with that, I say. Excuse my cynicism but the approaches have already been made to council re reserve land in Mornington for a building to display a grip car and trailer. A classic formula to inculcate through time till we find it like cycleways, cricket lights, aquatic centres, and other like projects. Face it that’s the modus operandi today. I respect the late Phil Cole’s vision, but when it gets too hard watch it turn.

    • Elizabeth

      There is a hill to climb, the staging appears achievable.
      [Will save DCC having contractors mow a kerchief-size piece of Mornington ‘green space’ that we collectively own. Perhaps DCC will sell that tiny patch to the private cable car interests.]

      Nevertheless, locals prefer using cars – and the (connecting) bus system isn’t likely to make the cable car scheme more user friendly. Hate to think of all the legal stoush to work through with private property owners the length of the High Street route.

    • Hype O'Thermia

      That Mornington “reserve land” is one of those left-over patches, not of any use to the council – though probably it will turn out to be of spiritual significance and losing it to the cable cars will cause ineffable pain that only cold cash can assuage.

  11. Elizabeth

    Great News !!!

    Tue, 28 Jun 2016
    ODT: Cable car museum approved
    A temporary museum promoting a proposed High St cable car line will be built on part of Mornington Park. The Dunedin City Council unanimously agreed at yesterday’s full council meeting to lease part of Mornington Park, in Eglinton Rd, to the Dunedin Heritage Light Rail Trust.

    View DCC report Online
    Refer to the Agenda and Reports for yesterday’s Council meeting here:

    Using left hand menu with hyperlinks:
    Go to Item 23. Town Belt – Mornington Park proposed Lease to the Dunedin Heritage Light Rail Trust
    ● Aerial Photograph showing the location of the proposed lease.
    ● Map of Occupation of part Mornington Park for Dunedin Heritage Light Rail Trust

    • Hype O'Thermia

      Isn’t it great when one can say without irony, “Well done, Council”!

        • Paul Pope

          Just a couple of things about the Mornington land. Firstly, it’s Town Belt reserve under the Reserves Act 1977 and occupations managed under the management plan. Secondly, the Trust and the DCC consulted with the Amenities Society over the occupation. The Society tends not to support further new occupations of the Town Belt. However, the Trust are unable to use the original terminus building as it now privately owned. Also, the cable car network once utilised areas of the reserve through track and other plant. While the Society take a very conservative view on occupations, it was reasonable to consider that part of the reserve was used for the cable car in the past. The Society decided that the historic nature of the project was important to the City and we decided that a neutral stance with conditions of occupation a fair compromise. If the historic connection had not been as compelling I feel our view might have been different. I hope the Trust are successful.
          Paul Pope Chairman of the Dunedin Amenities Society

        • Elizabeth

          Paul, what is the Dunedin Amenities Society’s exact legal status in relation to Dunedin City Council reserves ?
          Assuming DAS is an affected party ? – but is this a (public) courtesy extended to DAS by DCC, or a legislative requirement where case law dictates DAS must be treated as an affected party ?

          Would be grateful for any clarification, cheers.

        • daseditor

          The Society has an association with the Town Belt that dates back to 1888. We have often been a lone voice in criticism and advocacy for the area. In the early 1990s when the management plan was reviewed the Society took an active part in that process and also with the new plan completed in the 2000s. The Society sought recognition from the Council that it should be consulted over the management of the area as an historic interest group. The reason for this was there were decisions made by the Council in the past that the Society did not feel were in the best interests of the reserve. There is an agreement with the Council that it will consult with the Society over issues that affect the reserve. We have had occasion to remind the Council of that agreement from time to time. Overall, our position is as an interest group and we take that responsibility quite seriously. That agreement is on paper somewhere and I believe is in the latest management plan.

        • Elizabeth

          Thanks daseditor. DAS is recognised then as having Affected Party status [a demonstrable interest] – and as such that status is likely to be recorded not only by DAS but also on the DCC (reserve property) files.

  12. Sea sider

    Forbury Park Trotting Club speaking at a council forum. Disclosed that they had made a $200,000 loss the previous year, some of that loss as a result of the South Dunedin floods.
    Another cost to the South Dunedin community by council unable to carry out a core function.

  13. Elizabeth

    Thu, 7 Jul 2016
    ODT: Cable car group seeks funds to build
    The group behind a bid to re-establish High St’s cable car route hopes to open its temporary display museum by Christmas. The Dunedin Heritage Light Rail Trust is applying for funding and building consent for its temporary 72sq m display museum after securing a lease in Mornington Park from the Dunedin City Council last month. The museum would house a trailer and two grip cars in a bid to raise funds for a proposed $2.5million future facility, trust member Neville Jemmett said.

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