Rural Advisory Panel

 

OPEN MINUTES

 

 

 

Minutes of a meeting of the Rural Advisory Panel held in the Room 1 & 2, Level 26, 135 Albert Street, Auckland on Friday, 1 May 2015 at 12.32pm.

 

present

 

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,

from 12:37pm, item 1

Members

Bill Bourke

Aggregate & Quarry Assoc

 

Wendy Clark

Federated Farmers

 

Richard Gardner

Federated Farmers

 

Chris Keenan

Horticulture NZ

 

Brian Mason

Landowners & Contractors Protection Assoc Inc

 

Andrew McKenzie

Beef and Lamb NZ

 

Tracey Bryan

Fonterra

 

Roger Parton

Rural Contractors NZ and

Aggregate & Quarry Assoc

 

Bronwen Turner

Western Rural Property Owners

 

Keith Vallabh

Pukekohe Vegetable Growers Assoc

 

ABSENT

 

 

Marie Appleton

Rural Women NZ

 

Viv Dostine

Northern Equine

 

Trish Fordyce

NZ Forest Owners Assoc

 

Callum McCallum

Aquaculture Industry

 

Helen Moodie

Dairy NZ

 

Geoff Smith

Equine Industry

 

Peter Spencer

NZ Forest Owners Association

 

Cr Penny Webster

Rodney Ward Councillor

 

Glenn Wilcox

Independent Māori Statutory Board

 

ALSO PRESENT

 

 

Astrid Lambert

Equine Industry

 

Jill Naysmith

Franklin Local Board Member

 


Rural Advisory Panel

01 May 2015

 

1 Apologies

Member TP Grace entered the meeting at 12.37 pm.

 

Resolution number RUR/2015/3

MOVED by Chairperson WB Cashmore, seconded by Deputy Chairperson AQ Cole:

That the Rural Advisory Panel:

a)         accept the apologies from Marie Appleton, Viv Dostine, Trish Fordyce, Helen Moodie, Geoff Smith, Peter Spencer, Glenn Wilcox, and Cr Penny Webster for absence.

CARRIED

 

2 Declaration of Interest

There were no declarations of interest.

 

3 Confirmation of Minutes

Resolution number RUR/2015/4

MOVED by Deputy Chairperson AQ Cole, seconded by Deputy Chairperson TP Grace:

That the Rural Advisory Panel:

a)         confirm the ordinary minutes of its meeting, held on Friday, 6 March 2015, as a true and correct record.

CARRIED

 

4 Additional Items for Consideration

The following items were requested to be considered under Item 9 General Business:

         Chris Keenan requested consideration of a document on water priority raised at the March 2015 meeting.

 

5

Proposed Auckland Unitary Plan (PAUP) interim guidance delivery

 

Bain Cross, Principal Planner Unitary Plan, and Fiona Curran-Cournane, Scientist, presented to the panel.

PowerPoint presentations were provided. Copies have been placed on the official minutes and are available on the Auckland Council website as minutes attachments.

 

Member C Keenan left the meeting at 1.45 pm.

 

Resolution number RUR/2015/5

MOVED by Deputy Chairperson AQ Cole, seconded by Member A McKenzie:

That the Rural Advisory Panel:

a)         thank Bain Cross and Fiona Curran-Cournane for the presentation on the Proposed Auckland Unitary Plan (PAUP) interim guidance delivery.

b)        receive the Unitary Plan Work Programme Update presentation.

CARRIED

 

Attachments

a 1 May 2015 - Rural Advisory Panel - Item 5, Update on Regional Policy Statement, Topics: Rural subdivision & rural activities

b 1 May 2015 - Rural Advisory Panel - Item 5, Unitary Plan Hearings Work Programme

 


 

6

Equestrian Issues

 

Astrid Lambert, Equine Industry and Chair of the Puhunui Trust, Manoj Ragupathy and Martin Devoy, Auckland Council, and Andy Higgs and Simon Wilson, ATEED, presented to the panel.

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

 

Member C Keenan returned to the meeting at 1.52 pm.

 

Resolution number RUR/2015/6

MOVED by Chairperson WB Cashmore, seconded by Deputy Chairperson TP Grace:

That the Rural Advisory Panel:

a)         thank Astrid Lambert, Manoj Ragupathy, Martin Devoy, Andy Higgs and Simon Wilson for the presentation on Equestrian Issues.

CARRIED

 

Attachments

a 1 May 2015, Rural Advisory Panel, Item 6 - Auckland Equine Industry
Presentation

b 1 May 2015 - Rural Advisory Panel - Item 6 - Economic Matrix Equine Precinct Franklin Diagram

 

7

Project Hunua

 

Brett Butland, Biosecurity Manager, gave an verbal update on Project Hunua.

 

Resolution number RUR/2015/7

MOVED by Chairperson WB Cashmore, seconded by Deputy Chairperson AQ Cole:

That the Rural Advisory Panel:

a)         thank Brett Butland for the presentation on Project Hunua.

CARRIED

 

8

Implementation of the Weed Management Policy

 

Brett Butland, Biosecurity Manager, gave a verbal presentation on the implementation of the Weed Management Policy.

 

Resolution number RUR/2015/8

MOVED by Chairperson WB Cashmore, seconded by Member K Vallabh:

That the Rural Advisory Panel:

a)         thank Brett Butland for the presentation on the Implementation of the Weed Management Policy.

CARRIED

 

9

General Business

 

Consideration of document on water priority

It was decided a meeting between Chairperson Cashmore, Chris Keenan, Keith Vallabh and representatives from Watercare will be organised to progress this matter.

 

 

 

 

 

3.03 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 Rural Advisory Panel HELD ON

 

 

 

DATE:.........................................................................

 

 

 

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