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, 4 March 2016 at 12.32pm.

 

present

 

Deputy Chairperson South

Alan Cole (presiding)

 

Deputy Chairperson North

Thomas Grace

 

Members

Marie Appleton

 

 

Dean Blythen

 

 

Tracey Bryan

 

 

Wendy Clark

 

 

Richard Gardner

Until 3.22pm, Item 6

 

Neil Henderson

Until 3.20pm, Item 6

 

Chris Keenan

 

 

Steve Levet

 

 

Andrew McKenzie

 

 

Helen Moodie

 

 

Roger Parton

Until 3.29pm, Item 8

 

Peter Spencer

 

 

Bronwen Turner

 

 

Glenn Wilcox

 

 

Gill Naysmith

 

 

ABSENT

 

 

Chairperson Bill Cashmore

 

 

Viv Dostine

 

 

Trish Fordyce

 

 

Callum McCallum

 

 

Geoff Smith

 

 

Cr Penny Webster

 

 

Keith Vallabh

 

 

 

 


Rural Advisory Panel

04 March 2016

 

Acting Chairperson, Alan Cole, welcomed Steve Levet and Neil Henderson to the Rural Advisory Panel.

 

 

1 Apologies

Resolution number RUR/2016/1

MOVED by Deputy Chairperson North TP Grace, seconded by Member R Gardner:

That the Rural Advisory Panel:

a)         accept the apologies from Chairperson W Cashmore and Members V Dostine, T Fordyce, G Smith and K Vallabh for absence.

CARRIED

 

 

2 Declaration of Interest

 

There were no declarations of interest.

 

 

3 Confirmation of Minutes

Resolution number RUR/2016/2

MOVED by Member M Appleton, seconded by Member R Gardner:

That the Rural Advisory Panel:

a)            confirm the ordinary minutes of its meeting, held on Friday, 27 November 2015, as a true and correct record.

CARRIED

 

 

4 Additional Items for consideration

 

         Warren Maclennan - Freshwater Reforms discussion paper

         Chris Keenan - Dont Muddy the Water, Milestone progress report.

 

 

5

Update on the Rural Urban Boundary

 

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

 

Resolution number RUR/2016/3

MOVED by Acting Chairperson A Cole, seconded by Member W Clark:

That the Rural Advisory Panel:

a)         thank Warren Maclennan for his update on the Rural Urban Boundary.

CARRIED

 

Attachments

a 4 March 2016, Rural Advisory Panel meeting, Rural Urban Boundary presentation

 

 

Note: Item 6 Transport for Future Urban Growth, was considered after Item 8 Regional Pest Management Plan / National Policy Statement Update.

 

 

 

 

7

Independent Māori Statutory Board role

 

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

 

Resolution number RUR/2016/4

MOVED by Acting Chairperson A Cole, seconded by Member NR Henderson:

That the Rural Advisory Panel:

a)        thank Glenn Wilcox for his presentation on the role of the Independent Māori Statutory Board.

CARRIED

 

Attachments

a 4 March 2016 - Rural Advisory Panel - Item 7 - Independent Maori Statutory Board role PowerPoint presentation

 

 

 

Note: Item 8 - Regional Pest Management Plan / National Policy Statement Update was taken after Item 10 Balance Environmental Awards.

Items 9 and 10 were taken together.

 

 

 

9

Retrofit (Septic Tanks) Update

 

Resolution number RUR/2016/5

MOVED by Member P Spencer, seconded by Deputy Chairperson North TP Grace:

That the Rural Advisory Panel:

a)         thank Phil Brown for his update regarding the septic tank retrofit scheme.

CARRIED

 

 

10

Ballance Environmental Awards Update

 

Resolution number RUR/2016/6

MOVED by Deputy Chairperson North TP Grace, seconded by Member P Spencer:

That the Rural Advisory Panel:

a)         thank Phil Brown for his update regarding the Ballance Environmental Awards.

CARRIED

 


 

 

8

Regional Pest Management Plan / National Policy Statement Update

 

The following documents were tabled in support of this item:

 

  • Freshwater reform 2016 submission
  • Memorandum - National Policy Statement for Fresh Water Management
  • National Policy Statement for Fresh Water Management

 

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

 

Resolution number RUR/2016/7

MOVED by Deputy Chairperson A Cole, seconded by Member H Moodie:

That the Rural Advisory Panel:

a)         thank Gael Ogilvie for her update on the National Policy Statement.

b)        request that Gael Ogilvie, General Manager Environmental Services, Greg Holland, Manager Natural Environment Strategy and stormwater representative present information at its next meeting on council implementation plans for the National Policy Statement for Fresh Water Management and the proposed involvement of the rural sector in the formulation of these plans.

CARRIED

 

Attachments

a 4 March 2016, Rural Advisory Panel, Item 8 Fresh water reform 2016 - submission

b 4 March 2016, Rural Advisory Panel, Item 8 National Policy Statement for Freshwater Management memorandum

c 4 March 2016 - Rural Advisory Panel, Item 8 National Policy Statement for Freshwater Management Consultation Document

 

 

Member NR Henderson left the meeting at 3.20 pm.

Member R Gardner left the meeting at 3.22 pm.

Member R Parton left the meeting at 3.29 pm.

 

 

6

Transport for Future Urban Growth

 

Matthew Rednall, Strategic Growth Initiatives Manager and Phil Haizelden, Team Leader Transport Strategy were present and provided a PowerPoint presentation.

 

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

 

Resolution number RUR/2016/8

MOVED by Deputy Chairperson A Cole, seconded by Member W Clark:

That the Rural Advisory Panel:

a) thank Phil Haizelden and Matthew Rednall for their presentation on transport for future urban growth.

CARRIED

 

Attachments

a 4 March 2016, Rural Advisory Panel, Item 6 Transport Future Urban Growth presentation

 


 

11 General Business

 

11.1

General Business Chris Keenan Dont Muddy the Water progress update

 

Member C Keenan tabled a presentation providing a progress update on the Dont Muddy the Water project, a copy has been placed on the official minutes and is available on the Auckland Council website as a minutes attachment.

Note: Warren Maclennan - Fresh Water Reforms discussion paper was discussed at Item 8 - Regional Pest Management Plan / National Policy Statement Update.

 

Attachments

a 4 March 2016 - Rural Advisory Panel - Item 11.1 General Business - Horticulture NZ 'Don't Muddy the Water' Presentation

 

 

 

 

3.42 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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