Waiheke Local Board

 

OPEN MINUTES

 

 

 

Minutes of a meeting of the Waiheke Local Board held in the Waiheke Local Board Office, 10 Belgium Street, Ostend, Waiheke on Thursday, 23 February 2017 at 5.15pm.

 

present

 

Chairperson

Paul Walden

 

 

 

Deputy Chairperson

Cath Handley

 

 

 

Members

Shirin Brown

 

 

 

 

John Meeuwsen

 

 

 

 

Bob Upchurch

 

 

 

 

ALSO PRESENT

 

Councillor

Mike Lee

6.36pm

Item 13

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Waiheke Local Board

23 February 2017

 

 

 

1          Welcome

 

Deputy Chairperson Cath Handley opened the meeting with a karakia.

 

2          Apologies

 

There were no apologies.

 

3          Declaration of Interest

 

There were no declarations of interest.

 

4          Confirmation of Minutes

 

Resolution number WHK/2017/13

MOVED by Chairperson P Walden, seconded by Deputy Chairperson C Handley:  

That the Waiheke Local Board:

a)         confirm the ordinary minutes of its meeting, held on Thursday, 2 February 2017, as a true and correct record.

CARRIED

 

5          Leave of Absence

 

There were no leaves of absence.

 

6          Acknowledgements

 

There were no acknowledgements.

 

7          Petitions

 

There were no petitions.

 

Secretarial Note: The Chair with the consent of the meeting accorded Item 9.2:  Waiheke's Ostend Market reporting back on funding precedence at this time.

 

9.2

Waiheke's Ostend Market reporting back on funding - Joe Harrop and Kathy Gardam

 

Joe Harrop and Kathy Gardam were in attendance to report back to the board on the funding received by the Waiheke Community Childcare Centre Committee for Ostend Market.

 

Resolution number WHK/2017/14

MOVED by Chairperson P Walden, seconded by Member B Upchurch:  

That the Waiheke Local Board:

a)      thank Joe Harrop and Kathy Gardam for their attendance and presentation.

b)      note the tabled document and attach it to the minutes.

 

CARRIED

 

 

A copy of the tabled document has been placed on the file copy of the minutes and can be viewed on Auckland Council’s website.

 

Attachment

a     Waiheke's Ostend Market reporting back on funding - Joe  Harrop and Kathy Gardam

 

Secretarial Note: the order of business resumed at Item 8: Deputations

 

8          Deputations

 

8.1

Submission concerning transport, environment and governance matters

 

Pam Oliver and Jules Pattison were in attendance to speak to the board regarding transport, environment and governance matters.

 

Resolution number WHK/2017/15

MOVED by Member B Upchurch, seconded by Member J Meeuwsen:  

That the Waiheke Local Board:

a)         note the attachments received from Waiheke residents concerning    transport, environment and governance matters.

b)         support the following areas of concern as outlined in the deputation    being pursued, including at its proposed meeting with Auckland    Transport and Auckland Council senior managers:

                      i.        the inadequacy of Fullers’ ferry service to meet the needs of       Waiheke residents;

                     ii.        the wide-scale pruning of protected native plants, outside of the permitted activity and at ratepayer expense, for the sole or primary purpose of accommodating Fullers’ double-decker buses;

                    iii.        the threat to resident safety and ‘quiet enjoyment’ of the island of the Fullers double-decker buses;

                    iv.        the failure of Auckland Council to consider the special character of the island and the particular needs of island residents and commuters;

                     v.        the failure of Auckland Council, in particular Auckland Transport but also other CCOs and departments, to respect the role of and advice from the Waiheke Island Local Board.

d)           will provide updates to the community after each meeting regarding the above issues.

c)         thank Pam Oliver and Jules Pattison for their attendance and    presentation.

           

CARRIED

 

A copy of the tabled documents has been placed on the file copy of the minutes and can be viewed on Auckland Council’s website.

 

Attachments

a     Attendance in support of submission regarding double decker buses and local governance

b     Petition signatures - Double decker buses

 

9          Public Forum

 

9.1

Submission regarding double decker buses and local governance

 

Stephanie Honeychurch and Susi Newborn were in attendance to speak to the board about double decker buses and local governance.

 

Resolution number WHK/2017/16

MOVED by Chairperson P Walden, seconded by Deputy Chairperson C Handley:  

That the Waiheke Local Board:

a)      note the submission regarding double decker buses and governance matters.

b)      thank Stephanie Honeychurch and Susi Newborn for their attendance and presentation.

 

CARRIED

 

Secretarial Note: Item 9.2: Waiheke's Ostend Market reporting back on funding was taken after Item 7: Petitions

 

9.3

Jet skis - Sally Lumsden and Lynda Jeffs

 

Sally Lumsden and Lynda Jeffs were in attendance to speak to the board about concerns with jet ski operators.

 

Resolution number WHK/2017/17

MOVED by Chairperson P Walden, seconded by Member J Meeuwsen:  

That the Waiheke Local Board

a)      thank Sally Lumsden and Lynda Jeffs for their attendance and presentation.

 

CARRIED

 

10        Extraordinary Business

 

There was no extraordinary business.

 

11        Notices of Motion

 

There were no notices of motion.

 

12

Councillor's Update

 

Resolution number WHK/2017/18

MOVED by Chairperson P Walden, seconded by Deputy Chairperson C Handley:  

That the Waiheke Local Board

a)      note the verbal update from the Waitemata and Gulf Ward Councillor, Mike Lee.

 

CARRIED

 


 

13

Te Matuku Bay Walkway

 

Resolution number WHK/2017/19

MOVED by Chairperson P Walden, seconded by Member J Meeuwsen:  

That the Waiheke Local Board:

a)         support the proposals to build a publicly accessible walking track across the private property at 530 Orapiu Road as set out in option D and to connect to the Te Matuku Trail with Orapiu Road noting that an easement is not supported as a mechanism to achieve this. 

b)        confirm its expectations that best practice Kauri Dieback management measures be put in place as part of the above works including not disturbing land in the vicinity of the Kauri trees and installing and maintaining trigene hygiene stations and promotional material to the extent that is appropriate at relevant points.

c)         confirm its requirement that encroaching sections of coastal boundary fence around 530 Orapiu Road be relocated to the legal boundary noting that where the fence is in the vicinity of the Kauri trees, specific techniques that do not disturb the soil need to be used.

d)        confirm its requirement that all orchard trees, sheds and garden beds (but not the associated soil) are removed from the esplanade reserve at the landowners cost.

e)         establish a one year time frame for ceasing private use of the section of driveway that crosses the esplanade reserve at 530 Orapiu Road subject to this being consistent with proposed developments at 530 Orapiu Road.

f)          confirm that it does not intend to construct a walkway around the esplanade reserve at 530 Orapiu Road or promote use of this reserve subject to the matters covered by these resolutions being agreed but reserves the unencumbered right to do so in future including if elements of the proposed agreement do not proceed or cease.

g)        note that not constructing a track around the esplanade reserve does not affect the public’s right to enter and walk across this reserve noting that the proposed Kauri dieback measures outlined above are in acceptance of this right.

h)        approve the allocation of an additional $12,000 LDI capital funding to complete agreed elements of the Te Matuku Trail as set out in option D of this report.

i)          support an agreement being entered into with the owners of 530 Orapiu Road covering all the above matters as appropriate to be confirmed in consultation with the board.

j)          thank the owners of 530 Orapiu Road for their support in achieving an outcome that all parties can agree to noting that they inherited these encroachments and problems when purchasing the land.

CARRIED

 


 

14

Waiheke, Waitakere Ranges and Great Barrier Local Boards shared practice workshop

 

Resolution number WHK/2017/20

MOVED by Chairperson P Walden, seconded by Member J Meeuwsen:  

That the Waiheke Local Board:

a)      approve any related elected member expenses for attending the Waiheke, Waitākere Ranges and Great Barrier Island Local Board’s shared practice workshop be provided for in line with the latest Auckland Council’s Elected Members’ Expense Policy 2014.

b)      approve the costs for the Waiheke, Waitākere Ranges and Great Barrier Island Local Board’s shared practice workshop being divided between the three participating local boards and allocated to the related governance support budget lines.

CARRIED

 

 

15

Auckland Transport Waiheke Local Board  Update - February 2016

 

Resolution number WHK/2017/21

MOVED by Member S Brown, seconded by Member B Upchurch:  

That the Waiheke Local Board:

a)      note the Auckland Transport Waiheke Local Board Update - February 2016 Waiheke Local Board Update – February 2017.

b)      put the Belgium Street bus stop project on hold until the results of the Belgium Street concept plan are understood.

c)      request that Waiheke be included in the following cycling safety and promotional programmes:

            i. Bike Safe Cycle Schools Education Programme;

            ii. School Community Transport Walking and Cycling Promotion;

 

            iii. Regional Walking Challenge.

 

CARRIED

 

 

16

ATEED six-monthly report to the Waiheke Local Board

 

Resolution number WHK/2017/22

MOVED by Member B Upchurch, seconded by Member J Meeuwsen:  

That the Waiheke Local Board:

a)      note the six-monthly report period 1 July to 31 December 2016.

 

CARRIED

 

 

 

 

17

Board Member's Report

 

Resolution number WHK/2017/23

MOVED by Chairperson P Walden, seconded by Deputy Chairperson C Handley:  

That the Waiheke Local Board:

a)      note board member Shirin Brown’s report.

 

CARRIED

 

 

18

Governance Forward Work Programme

 

Resolution number WHK/2017/24

MOVED by Chairperson P Walden, seconded by Member J Meeuwsen:  

That the Waiheke Local Board:

a)      note the Governance Forward Work Programme.

 

CARRIED

 

 

19

List of resource consents

 

Resolution number WHK/2017/25

MOVED by Chairperson P Walden, seconded by Member B Upchurch:  

That the Waiheke Local Board:

a)      note the lists of resource consents lodged related to Waiheke Island from 20 to 27 January 2017 and 28 January to 3 February 2017.

 

CARRIED

 

 

20

Waiheke Local Board Workshop Record of Proceedings

 

Resolution number WHK/2017/26

MOVED by Chairperson P Walden, seconded by Deputy Chairperson C Handley:  

That the Waiheke Local Board

a)      note the record of proceedings of the Waiheke Local Board workshops held on 24 January 2017, 2 February 2017 and 9 February 2017.

 

CARRIED

 

 

21        Consideration of Extraordinary Items

 

There was no consideration of extraordinary items. 

 

 

The Deputy Chairperson closed the meeting with a karakia.

 

 

7.05 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 Waiheke Local Board HELD ON

 

 

 

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