I hereby give notice that an ordinary meeting of the Rural Advisory Panel will be held on:

 

Date:

Time:

Meeting Room:

Venue:

 

Friday, 6 July 2018

12.30pm

Room 1, Level 26
135 Albert Street
Auckland

 

Ngā Hui a te Rōpū Kaitohutohu Take ā-Taiwhenua/ Rural Advisory Panel

 

OPEN AGENDA

 

 

MEMBERSHIP

 

Chairperson

Cr Bill Cashmore

Deputy Mayor and Franklin Ward Councillor

Deputy Chairperson

Cr Greg Sayers

Rodney Ward Councillor

Members

Marie Appleton

Rural Women NZ

 

Alan Cole

Franklin Local Board Member

 

Trish Fordyce

NZ Forest Owners Association

 

Richard Gardner

Federated Farmers

 

Neil Henderson

Waitakere Ranges Local Board Member

 

Vance Hodgson

Horticulture NZ

 

Steve Levet

Rural Contractors NZ

 

Andrew Maclean

Federated Farmers

 

Greg McCracken

Fonterra

 

Andrew McKenzie

Beef and Lamb NZ

 

Helen Moodie

Dairy NZ

 

Leeann Morgan

Young Farmers

 

Roger Parton

Rural Contractors NZ and Aggregate & Quarry Association

 

Geoff Smith

Equine Industry

 

Peter Spencer

NZ Forest Owners Association

 

Brenda Steele

Rodney Local Board Member

 

Bronwen Turner

Western Rural Property Owners

 

Keith Vallabh

Pukekohe Vegetable Growers Association

 

Glenn Wilcox

Independent Māori Statutory Board Member

 

(Quorum 10 members)

 

 

 

Sandra Gordon

Senior Governance Advisor

 

28 June 2018

 

Contact Telephone: (09 301 0101

Email: Sandra.Gordon@aucklandcouncil.govt.nz

Website: www.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz

 


 

 


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ITEM   TABLE OF CONTENTS                                                                                         PAGE

1          Apologies                                                                                                                        5

2          Declaration of Interest                                                                                                   5

3          Confirmation of Minutes                                                                                               5

4          Extraordinary Business                                                                                                5

5          Auckland Plan 2050 - Closing The Loop                                                                     7

6          Feedback on 10-year Budget                                                                                      45

7          Mayoral Presentation for the 10-year Budget 2018-2018                                        65

8          Update on the Auckland Unitary Plan Rural Subdivision Appeals                        67

9          Review and update of Low Carbon Auckland through delivery of an Auckland Climate Action Plan                                                                                                     69 

10        Consideration of Extraordinary Items 

 

 


1          Apologies

 

An apology from Chairperson BC Cashmore has been received.

 

 

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.

 

 

3          Confirmation of Minutes

 

That the Rural Advisory Panel:

a)         confirm the ordinary minutes of its meeting, held on Friday, 4 May 2018 as a true and correct record.

 

 

4          Extraordinary Business

 

Section 46A(7) of the Local Government Official Information and Meetings Act 1987 (as amended) states:

 

“An item that is not on the agenda for a meeting may be dealt with at that meeting if-

 

(a)        The local authority by resolution so decides; and

 

(b)        The presiding member explains at the meeting, at a time when it is open to the public,-

 

(i)         The reason why the item is not on the agenda; and

 

(ii)        The reason why the discussion of the item cannot be delayed until a subsequent meeting.”

 

Section 46A(7A) of the Local Government Official Information and Meetings Act 1987 (as amended) states:

 

“Where an item is not on the agenda for a meeting,-

 

(a)        That item may be discussed at that meeting if-

 

(i)         That item is a minor matter relating to the general business of the local authority; and

 

(ii)        the presiding member explains at the beginning of the meeting, at a time when it is open to the public, that the item will be discussed at the meeting; but

 

(b)        no resolution, decision or recommendation may be made in respect of that item except to refer that item to a subsequent meeting of the local authority for further discussion.”

 

 

 


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Auckland Plan 2050 - Closing The Loop

 

File No.: CP2018/11348

 

  

Te take mō te pūrongo / Purpose of the report

1.       To provide an update on the completion of the Auckland Plan including the key changes to finalise the Plan.

Whakarāpopototanga matua / Executive summary

2.       The Auckland Plan 2050 was adopted by the Planning Committee on 5 June 2018, setting the direction for how Auckland will grow and develop over the next 30 years.   The final plan is the culmination of many months of work and extensive engagement with stakeholders and partners.

3.       We would like to take this opportunity to thank you for your input into the development of the Auckland Plan 2050.  In particular, your feedback during the engagement phases, the preparation and presentation of your feedback to the combined Planning and Finance and Performance committees during the formal consultation, and your attendance at the May 2018 workshops.

4.       A summary of all feedback received through the consultation phase and the key changes made to finalise the plan has been prepared and is attached.

5.       The final Auckland Plan 2050 website is being updated and will be available by August 2018. 

6.       The plan has been developed with, and on behalf of, all Aucklanders and Auckland has a shared responsibility for implementation. Staff will now develop an implementation approach which will build on existing programmes and ensure new elements introduced in the Auckland Plan 2050 are planned for.

7.       The Rural Advisory Panel members will be invited to a launch event for the Auckland Plan 2050 to be held on 9 August 2018. 

Ngā tūtohunga / Recommendation/s

That the Rural Advisory Panel:

a)      receive the report from Denise O’Shaughnessy, Manager Strategic Advice.

b)      thank Murray Cameron for his presentation.

 

Ngā tāpirihanga / Attachments

No.

Title

Page

a

Consultation Phase - Summary

9

      

Ngā kaihaina / Signatories

Author

Denise O’Shaughnessy - Manager Strategic Advice

Authoriser

Warren Maclennan - Manager Planning - North/West

 


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Feedback on 10-year Budget

 

File No.: CP2018/11313

 

  

Te take mō te pūrongo / Purpose of the report

1.       To update advisory panel members on how their feedback was incorporated into Auckland Council’s 10-year budget.

Whakarāpopototanga matua / Executive summary

2.       Advisory panels were asked for feedback on council’s 10-year budget.

3.       The attached memo (Attachment A) and Final Update Report (Attachment B) summarise the feedback received from Council’s consultation process.

 

Ngā tūtohunga / Recommendation/s

That the Rural Advisory Panel:

a)      note the contents of the memo and update report to advisory panel members.

 

Ngā tāpirihanga / Attachments

No.

Title

Page

a

Memo to Advisory Panels. 18 June 2018

47

b

Final Update Report - 10-year budget and Auckland Plan

49

     

Ngā kaihaina / Signatories

Author

Sandra Gordon - Senior Governance Advisor

Authoriser

Warren Maclennan - Manager Planning - North/West

 


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Mayoral Presentation for the 10-year Budget 2018-2018

 

File No.: CP2018/10341

 

  

Te take mō te pūrongo / Purpose of the report

1.       Mayor Phil Goff will be present to address the panel regarding the 10-year Budget 2018-2018.

Whakarāpopototanga matua / Executive summary

2.       The presentation will cover the Mayor’s vision for Auckland and details of significance for the Rural Advisory Panel.

 

Ngā tūtohunga / Recommendation

That the Rural Advisory Panel:

a)      receive the presentation and thank Mayor Phil Goff for his attendance.

 

Ngā tāpirihanga / Attachments

There are no attachments for this report.    

Ngā kaihaina / Signatories

Author

Sandra Gordon - Senior Governance Advisor

Authoriser

Warren Maclennan - Manager Planning - North/West

 


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Update on the Auckland Unitary Plan Rural Subdivision Appeals

 

File No.: CP2018/11291

 

  

Te take mō te pūrongo / Purpose of the report

1.       To update the Rural Advisory Panel on the Auckland Unitary Plan rural subdivision appeals.

Whakarāpopototanga matua / Executive summary

2.       The Environment Court hearings of appeals on rural subdivision to the Auckland Unitary Plan (operative in part) occurred over 10 days from 18 March 2018. The Environment Court issued its decision on the appeals on 12 June 2018.

3.       The Court decision largely allowed the appeals and substituted the Independent Hearing Panel (IHP) recommendations for the council decisions with some minor exceptions.

4.       The Court has not accepted the provisions proposed by some of the appellants that were a more enabling variation of the IHP provisions.

5.       Overall the Court’s decision promotes a much more generous regulatory incentive rural subdivision regime, compared to that in the Council’s decision version of the Auckland Unitary Plan.  One reason is that the IHP provisions enable subdivision opportunities for the protection of indigenous vegetation and wetlands, where they meet the factors for identification of Significant Ecological Areas (SEAs) in schedule 3, and in addition to those identified SEAs in the Auckland Unitary Pan.

6.       The IHP provisions also enable subdivision opportunities by establishing revegetation planting on sites without existing indigenous vegetation, whereas the Council’s provisions only allowed such revegetation planting to occur contiguous to existing SEA vegetation.

7.       In addition, IHP provisions are more generous because of the smaller eligible feature size thresholds (e.g. 2ha as opposed to 5ha of ‘bush’ for the first lot), and the greater number of sites able to be created both in-situ and able to be transferred.

8.       The Council’s planning and legal teams are currently considering the decision and the opportunity exists to lodge on appeal to the High Courts, up until 3 July 2018.

 

Ngā tūtohunga / Recommendation

That the Rural Advisory Panel:

a)      receive the information.

 

Ngā tāpirihanga / Attachments

There are no attachments for this report.    

Ngā kaihaina / Signatories

Author

Peter Vari - Team Leader Planning

Authoriser

Warren Maclennan - Manager Planning - North/West

 


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Review and update of Low Carbon Auckland through delivery of an Auckland Climate Action Plan

 

File No.: CP2018/11489

 

  

Te take mō te pūrongo / Purpose of the report

1.       To seek input from the Rural Advisory Panel into the development of an Auckland Climate Action Plan, addressing both mitigation (emissions reduction) and preparing for the impacts of climate change (adaptation).

Whakarāpopototanga matua / Executive summary

2.       In February 2018, the Environment and Community Committee committed Council to leading the development of an integrated climate change action plan, addressing both the rising emissions in the region and the impacts of our changing climate (ENV/2018/11, Attachment A).  Development of the plan is being facilitated by Auckland Council, working with public, private and voluntary sectors and drawing in expertise as appropriate.

3.       The integrated climate action plan will build on learning from Low Carbon Auckland: Auckland’s Energy Resilience and Low Carbon Action Plan (see Attachment B for the most recent update report for the action plan) but will also look to deliver a major step change to address new and emerging national and international priorities (e.g. the Paris Agreement, recommendations of New Zealand’s Climate Adaptation Technical Working Group and New Zealand government’s intention to set a target of net zero emissions by 2050).

4.       The plan will also build on new evidence to inform decision making, such as the NIWA climate projections report for Auckland (Attachment C) and our updated greenhouse gas emissions inventory, both released late last year (Attachment B).

5.       The impacts of climate change (and associated policies) will affect different sectors, demographics and geographies in different ways.  It is therefore essential that insights from the Council’s Advisory Panels are informing the plan from its inception stage.

6.       Council, through the Chief Sustainability Office, are currently early in the process of development of the Auckland Climate Action Plan, building evidence to underpin action development.  Engaging with the Council’s Advisory Panels one of the first steps in understanding priorities at a demographic and sector level to ensure that these are considered throughout.

7.       The Chief Sustainability Office will provide the Advisory Panel with an update on key inputs for the Auckland Climate Action Plan, such as the NIWA climate projections report for Auckland (Attachment C) as well as increasing drivers for action locally, nationally and internationally. 

8.       The Advisory Panel’s thoughts will also be sought on the following key questions:

·        Which climate risks and vulnerabilities have been noticed / are of most concern to you and your communities?

·        What needs to change to deliver a low carbon, resilient Auckland?

·        What are your communities’ future priorities in relation to climate change?

·        What is the best way to engage with Auckland’s rural communities on the Auckland Climate Action Plan?

·        How does the Advisory Panel want to be kept updated?


 

 

Ngā tūtohunga / Recommendation

That the Rural Advisory Panel:

a)      receive the presentation on the Auckland Climate Action Plan.

 

Ngā tāpirihanga / Attachments

No.

Title

Page

a

Environment and Community Committee resolution ENV/2018/11 and supporting information

71

b

2017 Low Carbon Auckland Update Report

87

c

NIWA Climate Projections Report for Auckland

101

     

Ngā kaihaina / Signatories

Author

Alec Tang - Principal Specialist Corporate Sustainability

Authorisers

Jacques  Victor - GM Auckland Plan Strategy and Research

Warren Maclennan - Manager Planning - North/West

 


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