Waiheke Local Board

 

OPEN MINUTES

 

 

 

Minutes of a meeting of the Waiheke Local Board held in the Local Board Office, 10 Belgium Street, Ostend, Waiheke on Thursday, 28 March 2019 at 5.16pm.

 

present

 

Chairperson

Cath Handley

 

Members

Shirin Brown

 

 

John Meeuwsen

 

 

Bob Upchurch

 

 

ABSENT

 

Deputy Chairperson

Paul Walden

 

 

 


Waiheke Local Board

28 March 2019

 

 

 

1          Welcome

 

Chairperson Cath Handley opened the meeting with a karakia and welcomed everyone present.

2          Apologies

  

Resolution number WHK/2019/41

MOVED by Chairperson C Handley, seconded by Member B Upchurch:  

That the Waiheke Local Board:

a)         accept the apology from Deputy Chairperson Paul Walden for absence.

CARRIED

 

 

3          Declaration of Interest

 

There were no declarations of interest.

 

 

4          Confirmation of Minutes

 

Resolution number WHK/2019/42

MOVED by Chairperson C Handley, seconded by Member J Meeuwsen:  

That the Waiheke Local Board:

a)         confirm the ordinary minutes of its meeting, held on Thursday, 28 February 2019, as true and correct.

CARRIED

 

 

5          Leave of Absence

 

There were no leaves of absence.

 

 

6          Acknowledgements

 

6.1

Obituary - Victims and families of the Christchurch Mosque shootings

 

Resolution number WHK/2019/43

MOVED by Chairperson C Handley, seconded by Member J Meeuwsen:  

That the Waiheke Local Board:

a)       express its condolences to the whanau of the victims of the Christchurch Mosque shootings on Friday 15 March 2019.

 

CARRIED

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

6.2

Farewell - Melanie Dale and Jodee McKay

 

Resolution number WHK/2019/44

MOVED by Chairperson C Handley, seconded by Member J Meeuwsen:  

That the Waiheke Local Board:

a)      bid farewell to Melanie Dale, Waiheke’s Auckland Transport Relationship Manager who has served the board and Waiheke’s interests for the current political term. Mel has been a reliable advocate for the board and has persevered to ensure that Waiheke’s relationship with Auckland Transport has been able to develop positively.

b)      bid farewell and thanks Jodee McKay – Principal Project Manager – HGI for over thirty years of committed service to the Waiheke community. The board wish her all the very best for the future.

CARRIED

 

 

6.3

Passing of Stephen Dickens

 

Resolution number WHK/2019/45

MOVED by Chairperson C Handley, seconded by Member B Upchurch:  

That the Waiheke Local Board:

 

a)       acknowledge the passing of Stephen Dickens, Waiheke resident and council employee of AIMS Services (formally City Parks) and extend our sincere condolences to Stephen’s family and his council colleagues.

CARRIED

 

 

7          Petitions

 

There were no petitions.

 

 

 

8          Deputations

 

There were no deputations.

 

9          Public Forum

 

9.1

Cycling and walking infrastructure - Cycle Action Waiheke

 

Resolution number WHK/2019/46

MOVED by Chairperson C Handley, seconded by Member J Meeuwsen:  

That the Waiheke Local Board:

a)      thank Tanya Batt and Kathy Voyles of Cycle Action Waiheke for their attendance and presentation.

CARRIED

 

 

 

 

9.2

Beaches for everyone project - Waiheke Special Needs Group

 

A document was provided. A copy has been placed on the official minutes and is available on the Auckland Council website as minutes attachments.

 

Resolution number WHK/2019/47

MOVED by Chairperson C Handley, seconded by Member B Upchurch:  

That the Waiheke Local Board:

a)      thank Pam, Rowan and Richard from the Waiheke Special Needs Group for their attendance and presentation.

CARRIED

 

Attachments

a     28 March 2019, Waiheke Local Board, Item 9.2 - Beaches for everyone project - Waiheke Special Needs Group

 

 

9.3

Freedom camping on the Onetangi Strand - Ian McCrae

 

Ian McCrae was in attendance to raise the issue of freedom camping on the Onetangi Strand.

 

Resolution number WHK/2019/48

MOVED by Chairperson C Handley, seconded by Member B Upchurch:  

That the Waiheke Local Board:

a)      thank Ian McCrae for his attendance and presentation.

CARRIED

 

 

9.4

Wharetana Bay - Ross Gillepsie

 

A document was provided. A copy has been placed on the official minutes and is available on the Auckland Council website as minutes attachments.

 

Ross Gillepsie was in attendance to speak to the board about Wharetana Bay.

 

Resolution number WHK/2019/49

MOVED by Chairperson C Handley, seconded by Member J Meeuwsen:  

That the Waiheke Local Board:

a)      thank Ross Gillespie for his attendance and presentation.

CARRIED

 

Attachments

a     28 March 2019, Waiheke Local Board, Item 9.4 - Wharetana Bay - Ross Gillespie

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

9.5

Ko Tahi  Aroha - Whāea Maikara Ropata

 

Whāea Maikara Ropata was in attendance to speak to the board about Ko Tahi Aroha.

 

Resolution number WHK/2019/50

MOVED by Chairperson C Handley, seconded by Member B Upchurch:  

That the Waiheke Local Board:

a)      thank Whāea Maikara Ropata for her attendance and presentation.

CARRIED

 

 

10        Extraordinary Business

 

There was no extraordinary business.

 

 

11        Notices of Motion

 

Under Standing Order 2.5.1 a Notice of Motion has been received from Chairperson Cath Handley for consideration under item 12.

 

 

12

Notice of Motion - Chairperson Cath Handley - Arts and Culture response programme

 

Resolution number WHK/2019/51

MOVED by Chairperson C Handley, seconded by Member J Meeuwsen:  

That the Waiheke Local Board:

a)         allocate up to $5170 from the 2018-2019 Locally Driven Initiatives (LDI) Arts and Culture Response budget to hold a facilitated session with arts practitioners in April 2019 and to progress development of a Waiheke community arts strategy.

b)        delegate to Board Chair Cath Handley and member Shirin Brown approval of the agenda for the facilitated session and scope for a Waiheke community arts strategy.

CARRIED

 

 

13

Councillor's update

 

This item was withdrawn.

 

 

14

Land owner approval to operate a food truck at the Waiheke Island Sports Club

 

Resolution number WHK/2019/52

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

That the Waiheke Local Board:

a)      approve the application from Pablo Prusso to operate a food truck at the Waiheke Island Sports Club from Tuesday to Saturday inclusive, 10am to 9pm, for a three month period.

CARRIED

 

15

Waiheke Walking Festival 2019

 

Resolution number WHK/2019/53

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

That the Waiheke Local Board:

a)      approve allocation of $10,000 to the Waiheke Walking Festival Trust from the Locally Driven Initiatives budget 2018/2019 (Walking and Cycling promotion) for the Waiheke Walking Festival in November 2019.

CARRIED

 

Resolution number WHK/2019/54

An additional motion was MOVED by Member S Brown, seconded by Member B Upchurch:  

That the Waiheke Local Board:

b)         request that council officers rigorously review the Kauri Dieback Disease Plan of the Waiheke Walking Festival 2019.

CARRIED

 

 

16

Waiheke Local Board Housing Strategy 2019-2021

 

Resolution number WHK/2019/55

MOVED by Chairperson C Handley, seconded by Member S Brown:  

That the Waiheke Local Board:

a)      adopt the Waiheke Local Board Housing Strategy 2019–2021.

b)      approve a grant of $10,000 from the local board’s 2018/2019 work programme (community-led housing strategy line) to the Waiheke Hope Centre Trust to support the trust’s capacity building for emergency and transitional housing provision on Waiheke.

CARRIED

 

 

17

Waiheke Volunteer Week 2019

 

Resolution number WHK/2019/56

MOVED by Member S Brown, seconded by Member J Meeuwsen:  

That the Waiheke Local Board:

a)      approve a grant of $2,000 from the 2018/2019 work programme ‘Volunteer Day’ line to Community Networks Waiheke (CNW) to support delivery of the 2019 Volunteer celebration and making a short film for the community.

CARRIED

 

 

18

Auckland Transport Waiheke Local Board update March 2019

 

Resolution number WHK/2019/57

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

That the Waiheke Local Board:

a)      receive the Auckland Transport Waiheke Local Board update March 2019.

b)      delegate to the Chair to finalise board feedback on the Auckland Transport Speed Bylaw consultation.

CARRIED

 

19

Proposed kauri dieback mitigation in local parks in the Waiheke Local Board area

 

Resolution number WHK/2019/58

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

That the Waiheke Local Board:

a)      endorse the following high level kauri protection measures for local parks and reserves and subject to communication with affected parties and the community at large:

i)       undertake detailed investigations to determine appropriate mitigation measures (such as track upgrades, track re-alignment, track re-routing, or other physical works)

ii)      temporary closure of at-risk tracks within McKenzie Reserve (Category A) until mitigation works are completed to protect symptom free high value kauri ecosystems

iii)     temporary closure of Te Aroha Reserve Accessway (Category A) to non-residents until mitigation works are completed to protect symptom free high value kauri ecosystems

iv)     maintain temporary closure of the following Category A parks until mitigation works are completed to protect symptom free high value kauri ecosystems:

·      Fisher Road

·      Te Matuku to Awaawaroa Walkway

v)      discourage public access through barrier planting and signage in Category B parks

vi)     note that the remaining parks are considered to be lower value kauri ecosystems that will undergo investigations to determine appropriate mitigation measures, which in some cases may include the installation of cleaning stations at strategic locations.

b)      endorse the General Manager Environmental Services and General Manager Parks, Sport and Recreation, in consultation with the Waiheke Local Board Chair, to exercise their delegation to undertake any additional temporary closures deemed necessary as further investigations are completed.

c)      note that a detailed kauri dieback mitigation programme with costs and timelines will be developed and submitted to a local board business meeting in mid-2019 for approval.

d)      support Waiheke to be designated as a Kauri sanctuary through the National Pest Management Plan.

CARRIED

 


 

 

 

20

Waiheke Governance Pilot Activity Update 2 to February 2019

 

Resolution number WHK/2019/59

MOVED by Member J Meeuwsen, seconded by Chairperson C Handley:  

That the Waiheke Local Board:

a)      note that the report and any board resolutions will be forwarded to all other local boards and the Joint Governance Political Working Party for their consideration.

b)      note that in the table on page 62 of the agenda report that the Waiheke Local Board and Auckland Transport are still working on a draft of a relationship agreement between the parties and it is not yet completed.

CARRIED

 

 

 

21

2019 Local Government New Zealand Conference and Annual General Meeting

 

Resolution number WHK/2019/60

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

That the Waiheke Local Board:

a)      nominate the Chair Cath Handley and Member John Meeuwsen to attend the Local Government New Zealand 2019 Conference and Annual General Meeting in Te Whanganui-a-Tara Wellington, from Sunday 7 July to Tuesday 9 July 2019.

b)      confirm that conference attendance, including travel and accommodation, will be paid for in accordance with the current Auckland Council Elected Member Expense Policy.

c)      note that any members who wish to attend the AGM must provide their names to the Kura Kāwana programme team by Friday 12 April 2019 to ensure that they are registered with Local Government New Zealand.

CARRIED

 

 

 

22

Allocation of funding to Citizens Advice Bureaux

 

Resolution number WHK/2019/61

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

That the Waiheke Local Board:

a)      support increasing the baseline grant to Auckland Citizens Advice Bureaux Incorporated by $200,000 per annum in 2019-2021 (refer to Attachment A to the agenda report).

b)      reiterate previous feedback given on the existing Auckland Citizens Advice Bureaux model and the Waiheke service.

 

 

CARRIED

 

 

 

 

 

23

ATEED six-monthly report to the Waiheke Local Board

 

Resolution number WHK/2019/62

MOVED by Chairperson C Handley, seconded by Member B Upchurch:  

That the Waiheke Local Board:

a)      receive the ATEED update to the Waiheke Local Board – February 2019.

CARRIED

 

 

24

Chairperson's report

 

Resolution number WHK/2019/63

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

That the Waiheke Local Board:

a)      note the report from Chairperson Cath Handley.

CARRIED

 

 

25

Waiheke Local Board workshop record of proceedings

 

Resolution number WHK/2019/64

MOVED by Chairperson C Handley, seconded by Member J Meeuwsen:  

That the Waiheke Local Board:

a)      note the record of proceedings of the Waiheke Local Board workshop held on 21 February, 28 February, 7 March and 14 March 2019.

CARRIED

 

 

26

Governance Forward Work Programme

 

Resolution number WHK/2019/65

MOVED by Chairperson C Handley, seconded by Member J Meeuwsen:  

That the Waiheke Local Board:

a)      note the Governance Forward Work Programme.

CARRIED

 

 

27

List of resource consents

 

Resolution number WHK/2019/66

MOVED by Chairperson C Handley, seconded by Member J Meeuwsen:  

That the Waiheke Local Board:

a)      note the lists of resource consents lodged related to Waiheke Island from 18 to 24 February, 25 February to 3 March, 4 to 9 March and 10 to 16 March 2019.

CARRIED

 

 

 

  28      Consideration of Extraordinary Items

 

There was no consideration of extraordinary items.   

 

 

Member S Brown closed the meeting with the following karakia.

Waiho i te toipoto kaua i te toiroa

Let us keep close together, not far apart

 

 

 

7.34 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

 

 

 

DATE:.........................................................................

 

 

 

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