Rural Advisory Panel

 

OPEN MINUTES

 

 

Minutes of a meeting of the Rural Advisory Panel held in Room 1, Level 26, 135 Albert Street, Auckland on Friday, 16 October 2015 at 12.30pm.

present

 

Chairperson

Cr Bill Cashmore

Franklin Ward Councillor

Deputy Chairperson South

Alan Cole

Franklin Local Board Member

Members

Marie Appleton

Rural Women NZ

 

Tracey Bryan

Fonterra

 

Viv Dostine

Northern Equine

 

Richard Gardner

Federated Farmers

 

Chris Keenan

Horticulture NZ

 

Andrew Maclean

Federated Farmers (alternate)

 

Helen Moodie

Dairy NZ - From 12.38pm, Item 4

 

Roger Parton

Rural Contractors NZ and

Aggregate & Quarry Association

 

Geoff Smith

Equine Industry

 

Peter Spencer

NZ Forest Owners Association

 

Cr Penny Webster

Rodney Ward Councillor Item - From 2.53pm, Item 13

 

 

ABSENT

Deputy Chairperson North

Thomas Grace

Rodney Local Board Member

 

Dean Blythen

Landowners & Contractors Protection Association Inc

 

Wendy Clarke

Federated Farmers

 

Trish Fordyce

NZ Forest Owners Association

 

Callum McCallum

Aquaculture Industry

 

Andrew McKenzie

Beef and Lamb NZ

 

Jill Naysmith

Franklin Ward Councillor

 

Bronwen Turner

Western Rural Property Owners

 

Keith Vallabh

Pukekohe Vegetable Growers Association

 

Glenn Wilcox

Independent Māori Statutory Board

 

 


 

 

Chairperson Cr Bill Cashmore welcomed panel members and provided a verbal update regarding current Council issues such as housing affordability, the Transport Alignment Project, Annual Report highlights and rates.

 

1          Apologies

 

Resolution number RUR/2015/31

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

That the Rural Advisory Panel:

a)           accept the apologies from Deputy Chairperson North, Thomas Grace, Members D Blythen, W Clarke, T Fordyce, J Naysmith, A McKenzie, B Turner, K Vallabh and G Willcox, and from Cr MP Webster for absence.

 

CARRIED

 

 

2          Declaration of Interest

 

Members are 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.

 

There were no declarations of interest.

 

 

3          Confirmation of Minutes

 

Resolution number RUR/2015/32

MOVED by Member R Parton, seconded by Member C Keenan:  

That the Rural Advisory Panel:

a)           confirm the ordinary minutes of its meeting, held on Friday, 4 September 2015, as a true and correct record.

 

CARRIED

 

 

4          Additional Items for consideration

 

            C Keenan – Land and Water Forum Update.

 

 

            Member H Moodie entered the meeting at 12.38 pm.

 


 

5

Rural Rating Consultation Process

 

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.

 

 

Resolution number RUR/2015/33

MOVED by Deputy Chairperson AQ Cole, seconded by Member C Keenan:  

That the Rural Advisory Panel:

a)           thank Andrew Duncan and Beth Sullivan for their presentation on the rural rating consultation process.

b)          support the option of spreading a lowered rating differential for rural properties over 50 hectares, with the cost covered by all Auckland ratepayers and support further consultation via the Annual Plan process.

CARRIED

 

Attachments

a     16 October 2015 - Rural Advisory Panel - Item 5 - Rural Rating Consultation Process - PowerPoint Presentation

 

 

 

Precedence of Business

Resolution number RUR/2015/34

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

That the Rural Advisory Panel:

a)           agree that Item 9 – Rural Subdivision Provision be accorded precedence at this time.

 

CARRIED

 

 

 

9

Rural Subdivision Provisions

 

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.

 

 

Resolution number RUR/2015/35

MOVED by Chairperson WB Cashmore, seconded by Member R Gardner:  

 That the Rural Advisory Panel:

a)           thank Bain Cross for his presentation on Proposed Auckland Unitary Plan rural subdivision provisions and for his excellent work on the Unitary Plan in general.

 

CARRIED

 

Attachments

a     16 October 2016 - Rural Advisory Panel - Item 9 - Rural Subdivision Provisions PowerPoint

 


 

 

6

Update on the consultation and network consent process - Hibiscus Coast/East Coast Bays stormwater priorities

 

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.

 

 

Resolution number RUR/2015/36

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

That the Rural Advisory Panel:

a)           thank Janet Kidd for her presentation on the consultation and network consent process - Hibiscus Coast/East Coast Bays stormwater priorities.

CARRIED

 

Attachments

a     16 October 2015 - Rural Advisory Panel - Item 6 - Consultation and network consent process - Hibiscus Coast / East Coast Bays stormwater priorities - PowerPoint presentation

 

 

7

Regional Pest Management Plan / Hunua Ranges Update

 

Member C Keenan left the meeting at 1.57 pm.

Member C Keenan returned to the meeting at 2.25 pm.

 

 

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.

 

 

Resolution number RUR/2015/37

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

That the Rural Advisory Panel:

a)           thank Rachel Kelleher and Imogen Bassett for their presentations on the Regional Pest Management Plan and Pest Management in the Hunua Ranges.

 

CARRIED

 

Attachments

a     16 October 2015 - Rural Advisory Panel - Item 7 - Pest Management in the Hunua Ranges - PowerPoint presentation

 

 

8

Significant Ecological Areas, Incentivisation

 

This item was deferred to a future meeting.

 

 

            Secretarial note:          Item 9 – Rural Subdivision Provisions was taken after Item 5.

 

 

10

Future Urban Zones

 

This item was deferred to the 27 November 2015 Rural Advisory Panel meeting.

 


 

 

11

Events in Rural Areas

 

This item was deferred to a future meeting.

 

 

12

Kaipara River Verbal Update

 

This item was deferred to a future meeting.

 

 

13        General Business

 

Chris Keenan updated the panel on progress with Land and Water Forum negotiations.

 

Gael Ogilvie Items for 27/11/15 agenda – Implementation of NPS,  Auckland Growing Greener.

           

            Helen Moodie updated the panel on the Ballance Farm Environment awards, noting that dairy has four entrants, and encouraged entries.

 

            Richard Gardner – flagged an item for a future agenda - Sea Change (compliance, deficient             processes).  

 

 

3.04 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

 

 

 

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