Upper Harbour Local Board Community Forum

 

OPEN MINUTES

 

 

 

Minutes of a meeting of the Upper Harbour Local Board Community Forum held in the Upper Harbour Local Board Office, 30 Kell Drive, Albany on Thursday, 6 September 2018 at 6.30pm

 

present

 

Chairperson

Margaret Miles, QSM, JP

 

 

Deputy Chairperson

Lisa Whyte

 

 

Members

Uzra Casuri  Balouch, JP

 

 

 

Nicholas Mayne

By electronic attendance

 

 

ABSENT

 

Members

John McLean

 

 

 

Brian Neeson, JP

 

 

 

ALSO PRESENT

 

Councillor

John Watson

Until 8.18pm   [Item 11]

 

 


Upper Harbour Local Board Community Forum

06 September 2018

 

 

 

1          Welcome

 

            The chairperson opened the meeting and welcomed all those in attendance.

 

2          Apologies

  

Resolution number UHCF/2018/36

MOVED by Chairperson M Miles, seconded by Deputy Chairperson L Whyte:  

That the Upper Harbour Local Board Community Forum:

a)         accept the apologies from Member John McLean and Member Brian Neeson for absence.

b)        approve the request for electronic attendance from Member Nicholas Mayne.

CARRIED

            Standing Order 3.3.1 allows members of the local board or its committees the right to attend meetings by means of an electronic link, provided conditions of the standing orders are met.

 

3          Declaration of Interest

 

There were no declarations of interest.

 

4          Confirmation of Minutes

 

Resolution number UHCF/2018/37

MOVED by Chairperson M Miles, seconded by Deputy Chairperson L Whyte:  

That the Upper Harbour Local Board Community Forum:

a)         confirm the ordinary minutes of its meeting, held on Thursday, 2 August 2018, 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.


 

 

8          Deputations

 

8.1

Windsor Park Community and Multisport Hub update

 

Resolution number UHCF/2018/38

MOVED by Chairperson M Miles, seconded by Deputy Chairperson L Whyte:  

That the Upper Harbour Local Board Community Forum:

a)      receive the deputation from Andrew Diver and Bruce Mitcheson, from the Windsor Park Trust, and thank them for their attendance and presentation.

CARRIED

 

 

8.2

Shore Junction: Update on the Takapuna facility

 

A PowerPoint presentation was tabled at the meeting. A copy has been placed on the official minutes and is available on the Auckland Council website as a minutes attachment.

 

Resolution number UHCF/2018/39

MOVED by Member N Mayne, seconded by Deputy Chairperson L Whyte:  

That the Upper Harbour Local Board Community Forum:

a)      receive the deputation from Melanie Barr from Shore Junction, and Sonia Thursby from the YES Disability Resource Centre, and thank them for their attendance and presentation.

CARRIED

 

Attachments

a     Item 8.2 - Presentation to the Upper Harbour Local Board by Shore Junction

 

 

9          Public Forum

 

9.1

Whenuapai Restoration Group update

 

A PowerPoint presentation and a letter from Auckland Transport were tabled at the meeting.  Copies have been placed on the official minutes and are available on the Auckland Council website as minutes attachments.

 

Resolution number UHCF/2018/40

MOVED by Member N Mayne, seconded by Member U Balouch:  

That the Upper Harbour Local Board Community Forum:

a)      receive the deputation from Dave Allen and Haydon Mattson and thank them for their attendance and presentation.

CARRIED

 

Attachments

a     Item 9.1 - Whenuapai Restoration Group presentation

b     Item 9.1 - Whenuapai Restoration Group letter from Auckland Transport

 


 

10        Extraordinary Business

 

There was no extraordinary business.

 

11

Proposed mandatory phase out of single-use plastic bags

 

The Senior Local Board Advisor was in attendance to support the item.

 

Resolution number UHCF/2018/41

MOVED by Member N Mayne, seconded by Chairperson M Miles:  

That the Upper Harbour Local Board:

a)            supports in principle Auckland Council’s draft submission to the Ministry for the Environment regarding the proposed phase out (ban) of single-use plastic shopping bags, specifically:

i)             council’s support of option one in the consultation document as attached to the agenda report, which is a total and mandatory ban of single-use plastic shopping bags, as the use and discarding of plastic bags has significant impacts on Auckland’s natural environment and its waste collection systems

ii)            council’s position that the ban should apply to all retailers who distribute single-use plastic shopping bags rather than just the larger retailers, as an ‘incomplete’ ban would be less effective than a total ban; and

iii)           council’s support of the six-month phase out timeframe as proposed by the Ministry for the Environment.

b)            notes that the proposed ban would apply only to single-use plastic shopping bags as defined by the Ministry for the Environment (i.e. a ‘new plastic bag, including one made of degradable plastic, which has handles and is below a particular level of thickness’), and would therefore not include plastic rubbish collection bags currently in use by Auckland Council and private waste companies in the region.

c)            supports central government taking further steps to reduce the impact that plastic products have on the environment.

CARRIED

  

12        Consideration of Extraordinary Items

 

There was no consideration of extraordinary items.   

 

8.29 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 Upper Harbour Local Board Community Forum HELD ON

 

 

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