Great Barrier Local Board

 

OPEN MINUTES

 

 

 

Minutes of a meeting of the Great Barrier Local Board held in the Claris Conference Centre, 19 Whangaparapara Road, Claris, Great Barrier Island on Tuesday, 16 April 2019 at 1.01pm.

 

present

 

Chairperson

Izzy Fordham

 

Deputy Chairperson

Luke Coles

 

Members

Jeff Cleave

 

 

Susan Daly

 

 

ABSENT

 

Member

Shirley Johnson

Absence

 

 

IN ATTENDANCE

 

 

Kathy Cumming

Barrier Bulletin

 

 

 

 


Great Barrier Local Board

16 April 2019

 

 

 

1          Welcome

 

Chairperson IM Fordham opened the meeting and welcomed everyone present. Member J Cleave led the meeting with a karakia.

 

 

2          Apologies

 

Resolution number GBI/2019/27

MOVED by Chairperson I Fordham, seconded by Member J Cleave:  

That the Great Barrier Local Board:

a)         accept the apology from Member S Johnson for absence.

CARRIED

 

 

3          Declaration of Interest

 

There were no declarations of interest.

 

 

4          Confirmation of Minutes

 

Resolution number GBI/2019/28

MOVED by Chairperson I Fordham, seconded by Member J Cleave:  

That the Great Barrier Local Board:

a)         confirm the ordinary minutes of its meeting, held on Tuesday, 19 March 2019 as true and correct.

CARRIED

 

 

5          Leave of Absence

 

There were no leaves of absence.

 

 

6          Acknowledgements

 

6.1

Obituary - Ivan Miller and Dean Martin

 

The Great Barrier Local Board acknowledged the passing of Ivan Miller and Dean Martin with a minute’s silence.

 

Resolution number GBI/2019/29

MOVED by Chairperson I Fordham, seconded by Member S Daly:  

That the Great Barrier Local Board:

a)          express its condolences to the whanau of Ivan Miller.

b)          express its condolences to the whanau of Dean Martin – Principal Advisor Maori Relations & Governance, Te Waka Anga Mua ki Uta who passed away on Sunday 14 April 2019.

CARRIED

 

 

6.2

Lynn Dunstan - Appreciation of service to Great Barrier Island community

 

The Great Barrier Local Board acknowledged Lynn Dunstan – Building Support Officer, Great Barrier Island Service Centre for her service to the Great Barrier Island community.

 

Resolution number GBI/2019/30

MOVED by Chairperson I Fordham, seconded by Member S Daly:  

That the Great Barrier Local Board:

a)          acknowledge Lynn Dunstan for her 25 years of committed service and contribution to the Great Barrier Island community. Lynn has maintained a robust and ever evolving library service and has been a main stay of the Service Centre’s front line whilst supporting office infrastructure through the financial management of the purchase of the office’s goods and services. We wish her well in her retirement.

CARRIED

 

 

7          Petitions

 

There were no petitions.

 

 

8          Deputations

 

There were no deputations.

 

 

9          Public Forum

 

There was no public forum.

 

 

10        Extraordinary Business

 

10.1

Extraordinary Business – Funding for ANZAC Day 2019

 

The board is requested to approve funds for the ANZAC Day 2019 service and nominate a member as representative of the board to attend the event. ANZAC Day 2019 is scheduled prior to the next Great Barrier Local Board business meeting.

 

Resolution number GBI/2019/31

MOVED by Chairperson I Fordham, seconded by Member J Cleave:  

That the Great Barrier Local Board:

a)            consider an extraordinary item regarding the approval of funding for ANZAC Day 2019 and appoint a member of the Great Barrier Local Board as representative to attend the event at item 21.1 of this agenda:

                     i)       the reason the matter was not on the agenda is that the matter came to light after the close of the agenda, and

                   ii)       the reason for urgency is that the ANZAC Day 2019 service will be prior to the next Great Barrier Local Board business meeting scheduled on Tuesday 21 May 2019.

CARRIED

 

11

Environmental agency and community group reports

 

Richard Sommerville-Ryan – Chair, Aotea Dark Sky Advisory Group (DAG), Ian McNickle – Acting Operations Manager, Department of Conservation, Kate Waterhouse and Alison Walker from the Great Barrier Island Environmental Trust and Shanti Morgan – Biosecurity Advisor were in attendance to speak to their respective reports.

 

 

Resolution number GBI/2019/32

MOVED by Chairperson I Fordham, seconded by Deputy Chairperson L Coles:  

That the Great Barrier Local Board:

a)      note the following reports:

i)          Senior biosecurity advisor general update February – March 2019

ii)         Biosecurity advisor report February – March 2019

iii)        Aotea Great Barrier Dark Sky Sanctuary - Risk of North Subdivision Light Encroachment

iv)        Department of Conservation operations report – April 2019

v)         Great Barrier Island Environmental Trust update – April 2019

b)       request that a copy of the Aotea Great Barrier Dark Sky Sanctuary - Risk of North Subdivision Light Encroachment report be sent to the General Manager, Plans & Places and Elected Member Relationship Manager, Auckland Transport for information and report back to the board on the appropriate action as next steps to the recommendations in the report through a workshop.

c)       request that a copy of the Aotea Great Barrier Dark Sky Sanctuary - Risk of North Subdivision Light Encroachment report be sent to the Rodney Local Board and Rodney ward councillor for information.

d)       thank Richard Sommerville-Ryan, Ian McNickle, Kate Waterhouse, Alison Walker and Shanti Morgan for their attendance

 

CARRIED

 


 

 

12

Local board decisions and input into the Annual Budget 2019/2020 and the proposed amendment to the 10-year Budget 2018-2028

 

Jacqui Fyers - Senior Local Board Advisor – Great Barrier was in attendance to speak to the report.

 

Resolution number GBI/2019/33

MOVED by Chairperson I Fordham, seconded by Member J Cleave:  

That the Great Barrier Local Board:

a)         receive the consultation feedback on the Aotea Great Barrier Local Board priorities for 2019/2020.

b)        approve its advocacy initiatives for inclusion (as an appendix) to its 2019/2020 Local Board Agreement, as per table below:

Project

Advocacy

LIPs funding

The board has a small LDI capex budget of about $300k per term which allows for one small-medium sized capital project. The board’s LDI capex project this term is the Claris cemetery of about $600k.

In recognition of the limitations presented by the allocated LDI capex budget, the board had over recent years been given access to Local Improvement Projects (LIPs) funding for small capex projects such as walkway upgrades, interpretation signage, planting and benches. This funding was annually $180-200k.

The board is advocating to retain its LIPS funding of $200k for FY19/20 and possibly future years.

Marine dumping

Dumping of any waste is not acceptable in the marine environment. We ask Auckland Council to look for alternatives and to require all consent applications for seabed dredging to consider other solutions for this material.

Quarantine zones

The board supports environmental services investigation into the possibility of quarantine zones for the Auckland region. We request to input into this project as we believe it could be an important tool for biosecurity within our Treasure Islands.

Dark Sky Sanctuary

The board requests protection of the Aotea Great Barrier Island International Dark Sky Sanctuary status through appropriate regional and local planning measures and recognition of Aotea Great Barrier Local Board as an interested party in planning decisions.

c)         receive the consultation feedback on regional proposals in the Annual Budget 2019/2020 and on the proposed amendment to the 10-year Budget 2018-2028 regarding property transfers from people or organisations based in the Aotea Great Barrier Local Board area.

d)        provide the following feedback on the Annual Budget 2019/2020:

i)          The board opposes the proposed building and consenting fees increases. Aotea Great Barrier Island is a unique place with a unique situation. It has extra building costs not associated with urban builds such as extra barge freight costs for building materials; Geotech reports for waste; off the grid power systems; lizard reports; travel costs for planners (flights, parking, and time). The building and consenting process is already expensive for the island and these proposed increases will make matters prohibitive.

ii)         The board advocates for rating reviews to be done via onsite visits and not as a desktop exercise. Aotea Great Barrier Island is unique and many of the island’s businesses and properties do not fit the urban or even standard rural models. A number of our residents inaccurate ratings have been as a result of desktop exercises and resolved efficiently by an onsite visit.

iii)       The board would like to thank the rates team for their assistance with local accommodation businesses and their reclassifications.

e)         support the council’s proposed amendment to the 10-year Budget 2018-2028 regarding waterfront property ownership transfers from Panuku to Auckland Council.

 

CARRIED

 

 

13

Additions to the 2016-2019 Great Barrier Local Board meeting schedule

 

Resolution number GBI/2019/34

MOVED by Member J Cleave, seconded by Deputy Chairperson L Coles:  

That the Great Barrier Local Board:

a)      approve one meeting date to be added to the 2016-2019 Great Barrier Local Board meeting schedule to accommodate the Annual Budget 2019/2020 and proposed amendment to 10-Year Budget 2018-2028 timeframes as follows:

·  Tuesday, 4 June 2019, 1,00pm.

b)      note the venue for this meeting will be the Claris Conference Centre, 19 Whangaparapara Road, Claris, Great Barrier Island.

 

CARRIED

 

 

14

Auckland Council Policy on Dogs and Dog Management Bylaw Statement of Proposal resolution from Governing Body

 

Resolution number GBI/2019/35

MOVED by Member S Daly, seconded by Member J Cleave:  

That the Great Barrier Local Board:

a)      receive the 28 February 2019 Governing Body resolution on the Auckland Council Policy on Dogs and Dog Management Bylaw Statement of Proposal.

b)      delegate Chairperson I Fordham to provide views on the Auckland Council Policy on Dogs and Dog Management Bylaw Statement of Proposal to the Hearings Panel on 21 June 2019.

c)      note and acknowledge change to the hearings process and appreciate the response.

 

CARRIED

 

 

15

Okiwi Park – pump track installation

 

Resolution number GBI/2019/36

MOVED by Chairperson I Fordham, seconded by Member S Daly:  

That the Great Barrier Local Board:

a)        agree that Item 15: Okiwi Park – pump track installation be deferred due to insufficient information in this report until the next business meeting of the Great Barrier Local Board scheduled to be held on Tuesday 21 May 2019 at 1.00pm.

 

CARRIED

 

 

16

Auckland Transport April 2019 update to the Great Barrier Local Board

 

Resolution number GBI/2019/37

MOVED by Deputy Chairperson L Coles, seconded by Member S Daly:  

That the Great Barrier Local Board:

a)      receive the Auckland Transport April 2019 update report.

 

CARRIED

 

 

17

Great Barrier Island Potable Water Project Report

 

Resolution number GBI/2019/38

MOVED by Chairperson I Fordham, seconded by Member S Daly:  

That the Great Barrier Local Board:

a)      receive the “Potable Water Project, Great Barrier Island” report (Attachment A of the agenda report).

 

CARRIED

 

 

18

Panuku Development Auckland Local Board six-monthly update: 1 September 2018 - 28 February 2019

 

Resolution number GBI/2019/39

MOVED by Member S Daly, seconded by Deputy Chairperson L Coles:  

That the Great Barrier Local Board:

a)      receive the Panuku Development Auckland update for the period 1 September 2018 to 28 February 2019.

 

CARRIED

 


 

 

19

Great Barrier Governance Forward Work Calendar

 

Resolution number GBI/2019/40

MOVED by Chairperson I Fordham, seconded by Deputy Chairperson L Coles:  

That the Great Barrier Local Board:

a)      note the governance forward work calendar as at April 2019.

 

CARRIED

 

 

20

Great Barrier Local Board Workshop Proceedings

 

Resolution number GBI/2019/41

MOVED by Deputy Chairperson L Coles, seconded by Member S Daly:  

That the Great Barrier Local Board:

a)      note the record of proceedings for the workshop held on the 5th, 12th and 26th of March 2019.

 

CARRIED

 

 

21        Consideration of Extraordinary Items

 

21.1

Extraordinary Business – Funding for ANZAC Day 2019

 

A brief report was tabled for the board’s consideration. A copy has been placed on the official minutes and is available on the Auckland Council website as a minutes attachment.

 

Resolution number GBI/2019/42

MOVED by Member J Cleave, seconded by Deputy Chairperson L Coles:  

That the Great Barrier Local Board:

a)       allocate $850 from the local community services LDI budget to Barrier Social Club Incorporated as the umbrella organisation for the 2019 ANZAC Day service with the expectation that funds will be released to them as soon as practicable.

b)       approve Chairperson I Fordham as representative of the board to attend the 2019 ANZAC Day service.

 

CARRIED

 

Attachments

a     16 April 2019, Great Barrier Local Board – Item 21.1: Consideration of Extraordinary Items – Funding for ANZAC Day 2019

 


 

 

 

3.55 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 Great Barrier Local Board HELD ON

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

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