Waitākere Ranges Local Board

 

OPEN MINUTES

 

 

 

Minutes of a meeting of the Waitākere Ranges Local Board held in the Waitākere Ranges Local Board Office, 39 Glenmall Place, Glen Eden on Thursday, 23 February 2017 at 6.00pm.

 

present

 

Chairperson

Greg Presland

 

 

 

Members

Sandra Coney, QSO

 

 

 

 

Neil Henderson

 

 

 

 

Steve Tollestrup

 

 

 

 

Denise Yates, JP

 

 

 

 

ABSENT

 

Deputy Chairperson

Saffron Toms

 

 

 

 

 


Waitākere Ranges Local Board

23 February 2017

 

 

1          Welcome

 

The Chairperson opened the meeting and welcomed those present.

 

2          Apologies

 

Resolution number WTK/2017/1

MOVED by Chairperson G Presland, seconded by Member D Yates:  

That the Waitākere Ranges Local Board:

a)         accept the apology from Deputy Chair Saffron Toms 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.

 

The following are declared interests of the Waitakere Ranges Local Board.

           

Board Member

Organisation / Position

Sandra Coney

·        Waitemata District Health Board – Elected Member

·        Women’s Health Action Trust – Patron

·        New Zealand Society of Genealogists – Member

·        New Zealand Military Defence Society – Member

·        Cartwright Collective – Member

·        Titirangi RSA – Member

·        Portage Trust – Member

·        West Auckland Trust Services - Director

Neil Henderson

·        Portage Trust – Elected Member

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

Greg Presland

·        Lopdell House Development Trust – Trustee

·        Titirangi Residents & Ratepayers Group – Committee Member 

·        Whau Coastal Walkway Environmental Trust – Trustee

·        Combined Youth Services Trust – Trustee

·        Glen Eden Bid - Member

Steve Tollestrup

·        Waitakere Licensing Trust – Elected Member

·        Waitakere Task force on Family Violence – Appointee

Saffron Toms

       NIL

Denise Yates

·        Friends of Arataki Incorporated – Committee member

·        EcoMatters Environment Trust – Trustee

 

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

Steve Tollestrup

·           Glen Eden Business Improvement District

Greg Presland

·           Glen Eden Business Improvement District (alternate)

Saffron Toms

·           Ark in the Park

 

4          Confirmation of Minutes

 

Resolution number WTK/2017/2

MOVED by Chairperson G Presland, seconded by Member S Tollestrup:  

That the Waitākere Ranges Local Board:

a)         confirm the ordinary minutes of its meeting, held on Thursday, 8 December 2016, as a true and correct record.

 

CARRIED

 

5          Leave of Absence

 

There were no leaves of absence.

 

6          Acknowledgements

 

There were no acknowledgements.

 

7          Ward Councillors update

 

Apologies received from Councillors Penny Hulse and Linda Cooper were noted

 

8          Deputations

           

8.1

Deputation:  EcoMatters update on "Engagement with new migrants groups through the discovery of the Waitakere Ranges Heritage Area – Pilot Project"

 

 

 

Simon Grant from EcoMatters provided an update on the “Engagement with new migrants group through the discovery of the Waitakere Ranges Heritage Area - Pilot Project Report” funded by the Waitakere Ranges Local Board.

 

 

Resolution number WTK/2017/3

MOVED by Chairperson G Presland, seconded by Member S Tollestrup:  

That the Waitākere Ranges Local Board:

a)    receive the deputation presentation from Simon Grant of Eco Matters and thank them for attending the Waitakere Ranges Local Board meeting.

 

CARRIED

 


8.2

Deputation:  Living Wage Aotearoa

 

 

 

Yvette Taylor from the Living Wage Auckland was seeking a commitment from the board to support a Living Wage for both directly employed and those employed by contractors in the Board's submission to the Annual Plan.

 

 

Resolution number WTK/2017/4

MOVED by Chairperson G Presland, seconded by Member D Yates:  

That the Waitākere Ranges Local Board:

a)    receive the presentation from the Living Wage Aotearoa and thank them for attending the Waitakere Ranges Local Board meeting.

b)   reaffirm its commitment to Auckland Council being a living wage employer and in particular:

i)       supports a Living Wage being paid to directly employed staff, and

ii)      supports a Living Wage for workers employed on a regular and on-going basis by contractors at Auckland Council and its CCO’s, including Auckland Transport. 

 

CARRIED

 

 

8.3

Deputation:  West Auckland Pasifika Forum

 

 

 

Michael Savelio and Jeremy Tauti from West Auckland Pasifika Forum provided an update on the Tula’i Tula'i Pasifika Youth Leadership Programme 2017 and acknowledged the board for their continued support.

 

 

Resolution number WTK/2017/5

MOVED by Chairperson G Presland, seconded by Member N Henderson:  

That the Waitākere Ranges Local Board:

a)         receive the deputation from Michael Savelio and Jeremy Tauti from West Auckland Pasifika Forum and thank them for attending the Waitakere Ranges Local Board meeting.

CARRIED

 

Attachments

a     West Auckland Pacific Forum Projects for 2016 - 2017

 

 

8.4

Deputation - Healthy Families Waitakere – ITEM WITHDRAWN

 

9          Public Forum

 

9.1

John Sumich was in attendance and spoke about:

  • Matuku link

 

 

9.2

Gordon Sutton was in attendance and spoke about :

  • Acknowledged the local board members for the street footpath at Oratia
  • Bus shelter at Seymour Road

9.3

Rosemary Bonda was in attendance:

·           requested for the local board to fund chemical free weed management for Waitakere Township park

 

Resolution number WTK/2017/6

MOVED by Member N Henderson, seconded by Member S Coney:  

That the Waitākere Ranges Local Board:

a)    receive the public forum submissions from John Sumich, Gordon Sutton and Rosemary Bonda and thank them for attending the Waitakere Ranges Local Board meeting.

 

CARRIED

 

Attachments

a     Matuku link – (item – 9.1)

b     Spray-free management (item – 9.3

 

10        Extraordinary Business

 

There was no extraordinary business.

 

11        Notices of Motion

 

There were no notices of motion.

 

12

Disposals recommendation report

 

Resolution number WTK/2017/7

MOVED by Member S Coney, seconded by Member D Yates:  

That the Waitākere Ranges Local Board:

a)      confirm its view that the reserve status of 315A Glengarry road, Glen Eden, should not be revoked and that the land should be retained and developed as a local park

b)     note that surveys of open space provision by Auckland Council show that Glen Eden is under supplied with parks

c)      note that much of Glen Eden is identified for intensification

d)     note that the land would be suitable for community gardens and orchards, play equipment, other recreational activities and potentially a walkway

e)      ask that these resolutions be conveyed to the Finance and Performance Committee and asks the Waitakere Ranges Local Board be allowed a deputation to the Committee.

CARRIED

 

 

13

ATEED six-monthly report (1 July to 31 December 2016)

 

Resolution number WTK/2017/8

MOVED by Member N Henderson, seconded by Member S Coney:  

That the Waitākere Ranges Local Board:

a)    receive the ATEED six-monthly report (1 July to 31 December 2016).

CARRIED

 

14

Auckland Council's Quarterly Performance Report: Waitākere Ranges Local Board for Quarter Two, 1 October - 31 December 2016

 

Resolution number WTK/2017/9

MOVED by Member S Tollestrup, seconded by Member D Yates:  

That the Waitākere Ranges Local Board:

a)    receive the performance report for the financial quarter ending 31 December 2016.

CARRIED

 

 

15

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

 

Resolution number WTK/2017/10

MOVED by Member N Henderson, seconded by Member D Yates:  

That the Waitākere Ranges 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

 

16

Waitakere Ranges Local Board submissions on The Gap Concept Plan and Pt England Development Bill - January 2017

 

Resolution number WTK/2017/11

MOVED by Member D Yates, seconded by Member S Tollestrup:  

That the Waitākere Ranges Local Board:

a)    retrospectively approves its submissions, The Gap Concept Plan and Pt England Development Bill.

CARRIED

 

17

Urgent decision endorsement: Member S Tollestrup attendance at the Community Development Conference 14-17 February Auckland 2017

 

Resolution number WTK/2017/12

MOVED by Member N Henderson, seconded by Member S Coney:  

That the Waitākere Ranges Local Board:

a)    endorse the urgent decision made by Chair Greg Presland to support Member Tollestrup to attend the Community Development Conference in February 2017

b)    agree that any related expenses for attending the Community Development Conference 2017 be provided for in line with the latest Auckland Council's Elected Members' Expense Policy 2014.

 

CARRIED

 

18

Chairperson's report - February 2017

 

Resolution number WTK/2017/13

MOVED by Chairperson G Presland, seconded by Member D Yates:  

That the Waitākere Ranges Local Board:

a)    receive the Chairperson’s report.

 

CARRIED

 

 

19

Portfolio update:  Member Denise Yates

 

Resolution number WTK/2017/14

MOVED by Member D Yates, seconded by Chairperson G Presland:  

That the Waitākere Ranges Local Board:

a)    receive the portfolio update from Member Denise Yates.

 

CARRIED

 

 

20

Portfolio update - Member Steve Tollestrup

 

Resolution number WTK/2017/15

MOVED by Member S Tollestrup, seconded by Member N Henderson:  

That the Waitākere Ranges Local Board:

a)    receive the portfolio update from Member Steve Tollestrup.

 

CARRIED

 

 

21

Governance Forward Work Calendar

 

Resolution number WTK/2017/16

MOVED by Member N Henderson, seconded by Member S Coney:  

That the Waitākere Ranges Local Board:

a)    notes the updated Governance Forward Work Calendar for February 2017.

 

CARRIED

 

 

22

Confirmation of Workshop Records

 

Resolution number WTK/2017/17

MOVED by Member N Henderson, seconded by Member D Yates:  

That the Waitākere Ranges Local Board:

a)    confirm that the attached records of the workshops held 17 and 24 November 2016, 01 and 08 December 2016 and 09 February 2017.

 

CARRIED

  

 

23        Consideration of Extraordinary Items

 

There was no consideration of extraordinary items.  

 

 

 

 

 

8.25 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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