I hereby give notice that an ordinary meeting of the Rural Advisory Panel will be held on:

 

Date:                      

Time:

Meeting Room:

Venue:

Friday, 2 May 2014

1pm

Civic 15 Meeting Room

1 Greys Ave

 

Rural Advisory Panel

OPEN AGENDA

 

 MEMBERSHIP

 

Chairperson

Cr Bill Cashmore

Franklin Ward Councillor

Deputy Chairperson South

Alan Cole

Franklin Local Board Member

Deputy Chairperson North

Thomas Grace

Rodney Local Board Member

Members

Marie Appleton

Rural Women NZ

 

Bill Bourke

Aggregate & Quarry Assoc

 

Wendy Clark

Federated Farmers

 

Trish Fordyce

NZ Forest Owners Assoc

 

Richard Gardner

Federated Farmers

 

Chris Keenan

Horticulture NZ

 

Brian Mason

Landowners & Contractors Protection Assoc Inc

 

Callum McCallum

Acquaculture Industry

 

Andrew McKenzie

Beef and Lamb NZ

 

Bill Millar

Fonterra

 

Helen Moodie

Dairy NZ

 

Roger Parton

Rural Contractors NZ and

Aggregate & Quarry Assoc

 

Geoff Smith

Equine Industry

 

Peter Spencer

NZ Forest Owners Association

 

Bronwen Turner

Western Rural Property Owners

 

Keith Vallabh

Pukekohe Vegetable Growers Assoc

 

Cr Penny Webster

Rodney Ward Councillor

 

Glenn Wilcox

Independent Māori Statutory Board

(Quorum 10 members)

 

 

Elaine Stephenson

Democracy Advisor

 

23 April 2014

 

Contact Telephone: (09) 373 6328

Email: Elaine.Stephenson@aucklandcouncil.govt.nz

Website: www.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz

 

 


TERMS OF REFERENCE

 

PURPOSE

 

·         To identify and communicate to the Council the interest and preferences of the rural based industries and rural communities of Auckland in relation to:

 

-        the content of the strategies, policies, plans, and bylaws of the Council, and

-        any matter that the Panel considers to be of particular interest or concern to the rural based industries and rural communities of Auckland.

 

·         To advise the Mayor and the Council’s Governing Body and local boards, of the Council processes and mechanisms for engagement with the rural based industries and communities in Auckland.

 

·         To deliver recommendations for accelerating the social, economic, environmental and cultural performance of the rural part of the Auckland Council region.

 

 

SCOPE

 

To provide a forum for consideration of issues affecting the rural part of the Auckland Council area and recommendations to Council including (but not limited to):

 

·           Driving economic growth

·           Food and fibre production and associated food and beverage processing (value adding) and equine based activities

·           Research and development support

·           Environmental resource issues including quarrying and aggregate production

·           Ecological, landscape and coastal values

·           Service delivery

·           Rural infrastructure, including transport

·           Biosecurity

·           Amenities and open space

·           Transport

·           Rating.

 

 

 


Rural Advisory Panel

02 May 2014

 

 

ITEM   TABLE OF CONTENTS                                                                                       

1          Apologies                                                                                                                         

2          Confirmation of Minutes

That the Rural Advisory Panel:

a)         confirm the ordinary minutes of its meeting, held on Friday, 4 April 2014, as a true and correct record.

 

           

3          Additional items for consideration, not on the agenda

            Opportunity for identification of any other matters requiring consideration by the panel.

4          Sites of significance to mana whenua

Rural Advisory Panel member, representing the Independent Māori Statutory Board, Glenn Wilcox, and John Duguid, Manager Unitary Plan, will present to the panel regarding sites of significance to mana whenua in the Unitary Plan.

 

5          The Sea Change Project

Dominic McCarthy, Team Leader Coastal Management will update the panel on the project.

 

6          Aquaculture update

Rural Advisory Panel member Callum McCallum, will update the panel on the aquaculture industry.

 

7          Best practice working collaboratively

Rural Advisory Panel member, Chris Keenan will present to the panel on ‘working collaboratively’.

 

 

8          Rural Advisory Panel recommendations regarding community and environment incentive awards

           

Recommendation/s

That the Rural Advisory Panel:

a)      agree that by joining with the other regions of NZ in advocacy for the Ballance Environment Awards, that the benchmarked outcomes for environmental best management in rural Auckland will be enhanced.

b)      recommend to the Budget Committee that provision be made for the inclusion of the Ballance Environmental Awards in the Long Term Plan budgeting allocation process.

c)      request that officers work with the Trust and regional councils to further improve the awards.

 

    

9          General Business