Waitākere Ranges Local Board

 

OPEN MINUTES

 

 

 

Minutes of a meeting of the Waitākere Ranges Local Board held in the Waitakere Ranges Local Board Office, 39 Glenmall Place, Glen Eden on Thursday, 23 April 2015 at 6.30pm.

 

present

 

Deputy Chairperson

Denise Yates, JP

 

 

 

Members

Neil Henderson

 

 

 

 

Greg Presland

 

 

 

 

Steve Tollestrup

 

 

 

 

Saffron Toms

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ABSENT

 

Chairperson

Sandra Coney, QSO

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Waitākere Ranges Local Board

23 April 2015

 

 

Secretarial Note:  In the absence of the Chairperson the Deputy Chair presided.

 

1          Welcome

 

The Deputy Chair  opened the meeting and welcomed those present.

 

2          Apologies

 

Resolution number WTK/2015/48

MOVED by Member S Toms, seconded by Member GB Presland:  

That the Waitākere Ranges Local Board:

a)         Accepts the apology from Chair Sandra Coney for absent.

CARRIED

 

3          Declaration of Interest

Members were reminded of the need to be vigilant to stand aside from decision making when a conflict arises between their role as a member and any private or other external interest they might have.

Specifically members are asked to identify any new interests they have not previously disclosed, an interest that might be considered as a conflict of interest with a matter on the agenda.

At its meeting on 28 November 2013, the Waitakere Ranges Local Board resolved (resolution number WTK/2010/5) to record any possible conflicts of interest in a register. 

            Register

Board Member

Organisation / Position

Sandra Coney

·       Waitemata District Health Board – Elected Member

·       Women’s Health Action Trust – Patron

Neil Henderson

·       Portage Trust – Elected Member

·       West Auckland Trust Services (WATS) Board – Trustee/Director

·       Weedfree Trust – Employee

Greg Presland

·       Portage Trust – Elected Member

·       Lopdell House Development Trust – Trustee

·       Titirangi Residents & Ratepayers Group – Committee Member 

·       Whau Coastal Walkway Environmental Trust – Trustee

·       Combined Youth Services Trust - Trustee

Steve Tollestrup

·       Waitakere Licensing Trust – Elected Member

·       Community Waitakere – Trustee

·       West Auckland Trust Services (WATS) Board – Trustee/Director

Saffron Toms

       NIL

Denise Yates

·       Ecomatters Environment Trust – Trustee

·       Keep Waitakere Beautiful Trust – Trustee

·       Huia-Cornwallis Ratepayers & Residents Association – Co-chairperson

·       Charlotte Museum Trust – Trustee

·       Friends of Arataki Incorporated – Committee Member                                

 

Member appointments

Board members are appointed to the following bodies. In these appointments the board members represent Auckland Council.

                                              

Board Member

Organisation / Position

Sandra Coney

·       Friends of Arataki Incorporated – Trustee

Neil Henderson

·       Friends of Arataki Incorporated – Trustee

·       Living Cell Technologies Animal Ethics Committee – Member

Saffron Toms

·       Ark in the Park – Governance Group Member

 

There was no changes to the register.

 

4          Confirmation of Minutes

 

Resolution number WTK/2015/49

MOVED by Member SR Tollestrup, seconded by Member GB Presland:  

That the Waitākere Ranges Local Board:

a)         Confirms the ordinary minutes of its meeting, held on Thursday, 9 April 2015, as a true and correct record.

CARRIED

 

5          Leave of Absence

 

There were no leaves of absence.

 

6          Acknowledgements

 

There were no acknowledgements.

 

7          Update from Ward Councillors

 

Secretarial note:  Apologies from Deputy Mayor and Councillor Linda Cooper for lateness was noted. 

 

Ward Councillors provide an update after Item 9

 




 


8          Deputations

 

8.1

Public Transport Users Association (PTUA)

 

Resolution number WTK/2015/50

MOVED by Member GB Presland, seconded by Member SR Tollestrup:  

That the Waitākere Ranges Local Board:

a)        Receives the deputation from Jon Reeves and Christine Rose and thank them for the presentation.

b)      Supports in principle the western connector proposal formulated by the Public Transport Users Association

CARRIED

 

A power point presentation was provided.  A copy has been placed on the official minutes and is available on the Auckland Council website as a minutes attachment.

 

Attachments

a     PTUA presentation

 

8.2

WEST: West Auckland Enterprise Skills and Training (formerly Waitakere WEA)

 

Resolution number WTK/2015/51

MOVED by Member S Toms, seconded by Member NR Henderson:  

That the Waitākere Ranges Local Board:

a)      Receives the deputation from West Auckland Enterprise Skills and Training and thank them for the presentation.

 

CARRIED

 

 

9          Public Forum

 

9.1           

Public Forum – Parking at 9-104 Janet Clews Place, Glen Eden

 

Colin Barker was in attendance to present to the board regarding parking at 9-104 Janet Clews Place, Glen Eden

 

Resolution number WTK/2015/52

MOVED by Member NR Henderson, seconded by Member GB Presland:  

That the Waitakere Ranges Local Board :

 

a)      Receives the public forum presentation by Colin Barker and thank him for his submission.

CARRIED

 


 

7          Update from Ward Councillors

 

The Waitakere Ranges Local Board received update from Deputy Mayor Penny Hulse and Councillor Linda Cooper on matters being addresses by Governing Body including:

·           North Western Busway

·           Broadband connection

·           Housing issues

·           Review of resource consent process

·           Ports of Auckland

 

10        Extraordinary Business

 

There was no extraordinary business.

 

11        Notices of Motion

 

There were no notices of motion.

 

12

Auckland Transport Update Report, April 2015 – Waitakere Ranges Local Board

 

Resolution number WTK/2015/53

MOVED by Member NR Henderson, seconded by Member S Toms:  

That the Waitākere Ranges Local Board:

a)      Receives the Auckland Transport Update Report for April 2015.

 

CARRIED

 

 

13

New community lease to Titirangi Volunteer Coastguard Incorporated, 52 Valley Road, Titirangi

 

Resolution number WTK/2015/54

MOVED by Member GB Presland, seconded by Member SR Tollestrup:  

That the Waitākere Ranges Local Board:

a)      Supports Lot 1 on Deposited Plan 31265 contained in NA797/190, Area A shown marked on SO 51194, Area A shown marked on SO 52374 and Area C shown marked on SO 51268 to be a recreation reserve pursuant to Section 16 (2A) of the Reserves Act 1977 (Attachment A) and recommends approval by the Parks, Recreation and Sport Committee;

b)      Approves granting a new community lease to Titirangi Volunteer Coastguard Incorporated for part of French Bay Esplanade Reserve, 52 Valley Road, Titirangi, being part of Lot 1 on Deposited Plan 31265 contained in NA797/190 (Attachment B) subject to the following terms and conditions:

i)       Term – 10 years commencing 23 April 2015 with one 10-year right of renewal;

ii)      Rent - $1.00 plus GST per annum if requested;

iii)     Titirangi Volunteer Coastguard Incorporated Community Outcomes Plan as approved be attached to the lease document (Attachment C);

iv)     Auckland Council has adopted a Smoke-Free Policy to apply on Council land, which Policy Titirangi Volunteer Coastguard Incorporated is obliged to abide by during the Term.  Titirangi Volunteer Coastguard Incorporated will use its best endeavours to ensure its members, employees, invitees, contractors and agents abide by the Policy;

c)      All other terms and conditions in accordance with the Auckland Council Community Occupancy Guidelines 2012.

 

CARRIED

 

 

14

Local Area Plan for Te Henga (Bethells Beach) and the Waitākere River Valley

 

Resolution number WTK/2015/55

MOVED by Member NR Henderson, seconded by Member SR Tollestrup:  

That the Waitākere Ranges Local Board:

a)      Approves the public notification of the draft Local Area Plan for Te Henga (Bethells Beach) and the Waitākere River Valley

b)      Approves the proposed engagement methodology during the notification of the draft Local Area Plan from 29 April to 25 May 2015

c)      Agrees to hold public hearings on the draft Local Area Plan in the week of 1st to 5th June 2015 if required.

 

CARRIED

 

 

15

Raising public awareness of threats to Māui dolphins

 

Resolution number WTK/2015/56

MOVED by Member S Toms, seconded by Member NR Henderson:  

That the Waitākere Ranges Local Board:

a)      Receives the ‘Raising public awareness of threats to Māui dolphins’ report.

b)      Approves allocation of $10,100 to a project to raise awareness of threats to Māui dolphins.

c)      Notes that the seminar series is unlikely to take place in this financial year therefore the budget may be reallocated to more flags or educational materials.

d)      Directs the Environment Portfolio holder to work with officers to further refine this project.

 

CARRIED

 


 

16

Auckland Council Property Limited Local Board Six-Monthly Update 1 July to 31 December 2014

 

Resolution number WTK/2015/57

MOVED by Member S Toms, seconded by Member GB Presland:   

That the Waitākere Ranges Local Board:

a)        Receives the Auckland Council Property Limited Local Board Six-Monthly update 1 July to 31 December 2014.

CARRIED

 

Resolution number WTK/2015/58

MOVED by Member GB Presland, seconded by Member NR Henderson:  

That the Waitākere Ranges Local Board:

b)      Requests Auckland Council Property Limited to advised urgently on whether Council is legally obliged to sell 490 South Titirangi road

 

CARRIED

 

 

17

Waitakere Ranges Community Grants Programme 2015/2016

 

Resolution number WTK/2015/59

MOVED by Member S Toms, seconded by Member SR Tollestrup:  

That the Waitākere Ranges Local Board:

a)      Adopts the Waitakere Ranges Local Board Community Grants Programme 2015/2016.

 

CARRIED

 

 

18

Local board advocacy and feedback on Long-term Plan 2015 – 2025 proposals

 

Resolution number WTK/2015/60

MOVED by Member SR Tollestrup, seconded by Member S Toms:  

That the Waitākere Ranges Local Board:

a)      Confirms an updated list of advocacy points for the discussions with the Budget Committee on 24, 28 and 29 April.

 

CARRIED

 

Secretarial note:  Updated version of Attachment B - Advocacy document was tabled at the meeting and a copy has been placed on the official minutes and is available on the Auckland Council website as a minutes attachment.

 

 

 

Attachments

a     Advocacy document

 


 

19

Mangrove Management: Waitakere Ranges Local Board presentation to the Unitary Plan Independent Hearings Panel (Coastal) 

 

Resolution number WTK/2015/61

MOVED by Member S Toms, seconded by Member GB Presland:  

That the Waitākere Ranges Local Board:

a)      Receives the report, and notes the evidence (Attachment A) on mangrove management rules presented to the Proposed Auckland Unitary Plan Independent Hearings Panel.

 

CARRIED

  

 

20        Consideration of Extraordinary Items

 

There was no consideration of extraordinary items.  

 

 

 

 

 

8.09 pm                                              The Chairperson thanked Members for their attendance and attention to business and declared the meeting closed.

 

CONFIRMED AS A TRUE AND CORRECT RECORD AT A MEETING OF THE Waitākere Ranges Local Board HELD ON

 

 

 

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