I hereby give notice that an ordinary meeting of the Weed Management Political Advisory Group will be held on:

 

Date:

Time:

Meeting Room:

Venue:

 

Wednesday, 12 September 2018

1.00pm

Meeting Room 1

Level 26, 135 Albert Street, Auckland

 

Weed Management Political Advisory Group

 

OPEN AGENDA

 

 

 

MEMBERSHIP

 

Chairperson

Cr Penny Hulse

Members

Brent Bailey, Rodney Local Board member

 

Deputy Mayor Cr Bill Cashmore

 

Mike Cohen, QSM, JP, Devonport-Takapuna Local Board member

 

Sandra Coney, QSO, Waitākere Ranges Local Board member

 

Cr Alf Filipaina

 

Cr Hon Christine Fletcher, QSO

 

Danielle Grant, Kaipātiki Local Board member

 

Nicholas Mayne, Upper Harbour Local Board member

 

Cr Sharon Stewart, QSM

 

Paul Walden, Waiheke Local Board deputy chair

 

Cr John Watson

 

IMSB Member Glenn Wilcox

 

 

 

 

 

Tam White

Senior Governance Advisor

 

7 September 2018

 

Contact Telephone: (09) 890 8156

Email: tam.white@aucklandcouncil.govt.nz

Website: www.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz

 

 


 

 


Weed Management Political Advisory Group

12 September 2018

 

 

ITEM   TABLE OF CONTENTS                                                                                        PAGE

1          Apologies                                                                                                                        5

2          Declaration of Interest                                                                                                   5

3          Confirmation of Minutes                                                                                               5

4          Extraordinary Business                                                                                                5

5          Update for Weed Management Political Advisory Group - September 2018         7 

6          Consideration of Extraordinary Items 

 

 


1          Apologies

 

An apology from Cr C Fletcher 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 Weed Management Political Advisory Group:

a)         confirm the minutes of its meeting, held on Wednesday, 4 July 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.”

 

 

 


Weed Management Political Advisory Group

12 September 2018

 

 

Update for Weed Management Political Advisory Group - September 2018

 

File No.: CP2018/15748

 

Te take mō te pūrongo / Purpose of the report

1.       To update the Weed Management Political Advisory Group on the weed implementation work programme.

Whakarāpopototanga matua / Executive summary

2.       An update on the ‘Shining the Light on Innovation’ New Zealand Biosecurity conference is provided in Attachment A of the agenda report.

3.       This conference provided many useful insights for Auckland Council’s weed management and also highlighted various opportunities for collaboration. These included:

·    Northland Regional Council have developed an online regional pest management tool, Pest Control hub. Auckland Council staff are investigating the possibility of a local version.

·    A representative from Weedbusters presented on their “Train the trainer workshops” programme to support best practice in pest plant management. These workshops could provide an opportunity for Auckland Council to support best practice with our community groups.

·    Wellington City Council is using art to raise public awareness of pest plants. Auckland Council staff will explore how art could be used within the Auckland region for this purpose.

4.       Presentations will be provided at the meeting on implementation of the Weed Management Policy through:

·    Topic A (Kaitiakitanga (guardianship) in Auckland Council’s Weed Management) 

·    Topic B (Implementing the Weed Management Policy in the Full Facilities Contracts).

5.       The council’s Best Practise Reference Group for weed management will meet on 6 September 2018. Minutes from this meeting will be provided at the Weed Management Political Advisory Group at their meeting on 12 September 2018.

Ngā tūtohunga / Recommendations

That the Weed Management Political Advisory Group:

a)      note the update on weed management shown in attachment A of the agenda report.

b)      receive the presentations on topic A (Kaitiakitanga (guardianship) in Weed Management) and topic B (Implementing the Weed Management Policy in the Full Facilities Contracts). 

Ngā tāpirihanga / Attachments

No.

Title

Page

a

Shining the light on innovation: A quarterly update on weed management policy

9

Ngā kaihaina / Signatories

Author

Jenny Gargiulo – Senior Environmental Quality Assurance Specialist

Authoriser

Barry Potter - Director Infrastructure and Environmental Services

 


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