Waitākere Ranges Local Board

 

OPEN MINUTES

 

 

 

Minutes of a meeting of the Waitākere Ranges Local Board held in the Waitākere Ranges Local Board Office, 39 Glenmall Place, Glen Eden on Thursday, 18 April 2019 at 10.00am.

 

present

 

Chairperson

Greg Presland

 

Deputy Chairperson

Saffron Toms

 

Members

Sandra Coney, QSO

 

 

Steve Tollestrup

 

 

Ken Turner

 

 

ABSENT

 

Member

Neil Henderson

 

Councillors

Penny Hulse (with apologies)

 

 

Linda Cooper (with apologies)

 

 

 


Waitākere Ranges Local Board

18 April 2019

 

 

 

1          Welcome

Chairperson Greg Presland opened the meeting and welcomed those present.

 

2          Apologies  

Resolution number WTK/2019/36

MOVED by Member K Turner, seconded by Member S Coney:  

That the Waitākere Ranges Local Board:

a)         accept the apology from Member N Henderson for absence.

CARRIED

 

3          Declaration of Interest

There were no declarations of interest.

 

4          Confirmation of Minutes

Resolution number WTK/2019/37

MOVED by Chairperson G Presland, seconded by Member S Tollestrup:  

That the Waitākere Ranges Local Board:

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

CARRIED

 

5          Leave of Absence

There were no leaves of absence.

 

6          Acknowledgements

The chair acknowledged the tragic passing of Felix Murray, the nephew of Deputy Chair Saffron Toms.

 

7          Petitions

There were no petitions.

 

8          Deputations

There were no deputations.

 

9          Public Forum

There was no public forum.

 

10        Extraordinary Business

There was no extraordinary business.

 

Note:   The chairperson accorded precedence to Item 13: Approval of local park track closures in the Waitākere Ranges Local Board area

 

13

Approval of local park track closures in the Waitākere Ranges Local Board area

 

Grant Jennings, Programme Principal Kauri Die-Back Programme and Lisa Tolich, Biosecurity Team Manager - Kauri Dieback, were in attendance to speak to this item.

 

Resolution number WTK/2019/38

MOVED by Chairperson G Presland, seconded by Deputy Chairperson S Toms:   

That the Waitākere Ranges Local Board:

a)      endorse the temporary closure of the tracks within the following nine parks and reserves to prevent the spread of Kauri dieback disease, as per Attachment A of the report:

i)       Seibel Scenic Reserve

ii)      Bill Haresnape Walk

iii)     Mahoe Walk

iv)     Opua Reserve

v)      Paturoa Way

vi)     Rahui Kahika Reserve

vii)    Titirangi War Memorial

viii)   Okewa Reserve

ix)     Tinopai Reserve – Eric Leigh Hunt Track

b)      endorse the temporary closure of the tracks within the following two parks and reserves, refer to Attachment B of the report, to prevent the spread of Kauri dieback disease:

i)     Wood Bay Reserve – within the bush areas

ii)    Arama Reserve

c)      endorse the continued closure of the tracks and access into the following park to prevent the spread of Kauri dieback disease until tracks upgraded to Kauri Dieback Disease (KDD) standard, reference Attachment C of the report:

i)     Concordia Reserve

d)      endorse the closure of the tracks within Henderson Valley Scenic Reserve from 31 April 2019 to 31 October 2019 to prevent the spread of Kauri dieback disease

e)      request that staff expedite the development programme to enable the high use tracks to be reopened for summer of 2019

f)       request staff to report back on a timetable for track reopening by July 2019

g)      note that a further workshop and report will come to the local board on Category B parks

h)      staff report back on the opportunity and potential support mechanisms for community involvement in the development and maintenance works of upgrading tracks

i)       thank officers Grant Jennings and Lisa Tolich for their attendance.

CARRIED

 

Note: Pursuant to Standing Order 1.9.7 Member K Turner requested that his dissenting vote be recorded.

 

11

Auckland Transport's update for April 2019

 

Resolution number WTK/2019/39

MOVED by Chairperson G Presland, seconded by Deputy Chairperson S Toms:  

That the Waitākere Ranges Local Board:

a)      receive Auckland Transport’s update for April 2019.

CARRIED

 

Note: The meeting adjourned at 11.00am and reconvened at 12.45pm

 

 

 

Note:   The chairperson accorded precedence to Item 17: Notice of Motion: Greg Presland – Paturoa Road kauri

 

17

Notice of Motion: Greg Presland - Paturoa Road kauri

 

Resolution number WTK/2019/40

MOVED by Chairperson G Presland, seconded by Member S Coney:  

That the Waitākere Ranges Local Board:

a)      urges Auckland Council to:

i)     reinstate the SEA on 40 Paturoa Road so that the kauri known as ‘Awhi Awhi’ is protected.

ii)    reinstate the SEA on the road reserve outside of 40 and 42 Paturoa Road so that the significant kauri on the road reserve have further protection.

CARRIED

 

Note: Pursuant to Standing Order 1.9.7 Member K Turner requested that his dissenting vote be recorded against sub clause a) i).

 

            Note: an additional motion to add new sub clauses a) iii), a) iv) was considered with the agreement of the meeting

 

 

Resolution number WTK/2019/41

MOVED by Member S Coney, seconded by Deputy Chairperson S Toms:  

That the Waitākere Ranges Local Board:

a)         urges Auckland Council to:

iii)   request a report on previous nominations for scheduling as notable trees the kauri on 40 Paturoa Road and the road reserve outside 40 and 42 Paturoa Road

iv)   nominate the two kauri in the road reserve outside 40 and 42 Paturoa Road for inclusion in the notable tree schedule.

CARRIED

 

Note: Item 11: Auckland Transport’s update for April 2019 was taken after Item 13: Approval of local park track closures in the Waitākere Ranges Local Board area.

 

12

Waitākere Ranges Local Board Grants Programme 2019/2020

 

Resolution number WTK/2019/42

MOVED by Chairperson G Presland, seconded by Member S Tollestrup:  

That the Waitākere Ranges Local Board:

a)         adopt the Waitākere Ranges Grants Programme 2019/2020.

CARRIED

 

Note: Item 13: Approval of local park track closures in the Waitākere Ranges Local Board area was taken after Item 10: Extraordinary Business.

 

14

New road names in the The Neil Group Limited Stage 3 and 4 subdivisions at 1-9 Crows Road & 135-153 Birdwood Road Swanson.

 

Resolution number WTK/2019/43

MOVED by Member S Coney, seconded by Member K Turner:  

That the Waitākere Ranges Local Board:

a)      approve Saw Kane, William Clavert Lane, Barrel Crescent, Kauri Gum Rise, Lumber Rise and Kate Duncan Drive for each of the six new public roads constructed within the subdivisions for Stage 3 & 4 being undertaken by The Neil Group Limited 1-9 Crows Road & 135-153 Birdwood Road Swanson in accordance with section 319(1)(j) of the Local Government Act 1974.

b)        Note the spelling of ‘Barrell’ was adjusted to ‘Barrel’ and delegate final approval to the chair to adjust if required.

CARRIED

 

 

15

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

 

Raewyn Curran, Senior Local Board Advisor - Waitākere Ranges, was in attendance to speak to this item.

 

Resolution number WTK/2019/44

MOVED by Chairperson G Presland, seconded by Member S Tollestrup:  

That the Waitākere Ranges Local Board:

a)      receive consultation feedback on the Waitākere Ranges Local Board priorities for 2019/2020.

b)      approve the following advocacy initiatives for inclusion (as an appendix) to its 2019/2020 Local Board Agreement:

Prioritisation of the closed Te Henga Quarry to become part of the regional park

Prioritise this as a regional opportunity to alleviate pressure on current closed tracks and on the long-term recreational use of the Waitākere Ranges regional park.

There is no allocation of investigation or development funding in the 10-year plan. Since closing and receiving the asset back from Panuku Development Auckland council staff have not been resourced to develop a plan for future use.

Funding for Glen Eden Town Centre civic pedestrian area.

Allocate funding in the Annual Budget and subsequent Long-term Plans to complete the town centre civic pedestrian area (Glen Eden Town Centre Implementation Plan) project in recognition of the important contribution it will make within the Glen Eden town centre upgrade.

Joined up governance and increased action on improving the Manukau Harbour

Explore how to build joined up regional and local governance oversight and committed management support across Council

Request Chief of Strategy office provide advice to governing body and Manukau Harbour Forum to inform a strategic direction.

c)      receive 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 transfer of legal ownership of properties within the council group.

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

Proposal

Feedback

Increase to the waste management targeted rate base charges.

Support the increase.

Phasing out the Waitākere rural sewerage service and targeted rate.

Do not support phasing out Waitākere rural sewerage service and targeted rate over a two-year period (2019/2020-2020/2021), noting that of the 184 individuals who commented on this issue locally, 172 did not support it.

Support bringing on-site wastewater systems under a regional compliance scheme, noting that improving water quality is a major issue for Auckland and for the Waitākere Ranges in particular.

Adjusting the urban rating area.

Support the adjustment to incorporate areas that receive the same service as adjacent urban neighbours.

Increases to some regulatory fees to maintain cost recovery

Support the increase, noting on-going concern over how costs are passed onto users and that any increase should be subject to council exercising greater control over its own costs in the first instance.

Changes to rating of religious use properties.

Note that not enough information to provide an informed decision at a local level.

f)       support the proposed amendment to the 10-year Budget 2018-2028 regarding transfer of legal ownership of properties within the council group, noting the proposal is financially prudent and simplifies the handover of maintenance and operational activities once developments are complete.

f)       thank officer Raewyn Curran for her attendance.

CARRIED

 

16

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

 

Resolution number WTK/2019/45

MOVED by Chairperson G Presland, seconded by Deputy Chairperson S Toms:  

That the Waitākere Ranges 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)      support the proposed changes to the Auckland Council Policy on Dogs and Dog Management Bylaw

c)         support the recommended time and season definition of 10.00am to 7.00pm from Saturday of Labour Weekend to 31 March to those areas that have been identified by local boards.

d)        request that the Piha and Te Henga rules be correctly stated

e)         delegate to Member S Coney to identify any further editorial corrections.

CARRIED

 

Note: Item 17: Notice of Motion: Greg Presland – Paturoa Road kauri was taken after Item 11: Auckland Transport’s update for April 2019.

 

18

Board member report - Sandra Coney

 

Resolution number WTK/2019/46

MOVED by Member S Coney, seconded by Deputy Chairperson S Toms:  

That the Waitākere Ranges Local Board:

a)      receive Member S Coney’s report for April 2019.

CARRIED

 

19

Board member report - Steve Tollestrup

 

Resolution number WTK/2019/47

MOVED by Member S Tollestrup, seconded by Deputy Chairperson S Toms:  

That the Waitākere Ranges Local Board:

a)      receive Member S Tollestrup’s report for April 2019.

CARRIED

 

20

Confirmation of Workshop Records

 

Resolution number WTK/2019/48

MOVED by Chairperson G Presland, seconded by Member S Coney:  

That the Waitākere Ranges Local Board:

a)      receive the workshop records for 7, 14, 21 and 28 March 2019.

CARRIED

 

Attachments

a     18 April 2019 Waitākere Ranges Local Board Item 20 Confirmation of Workshop Records - Updated 28 March 2019 workshop record

 

21

Governance Forward Work Programme Calendar

 

Resolution number WTK/2019/49

MOVED by Chairperson G Presland, seconded by Member K Turner:  

That the Waitākere Ranges Local Board:

a)      receive the governance forward work programme calendar for April 2019.

CARRIED

 


 

 

22        Consideration of Extraordinary Items

There was no consideration of extraordinary items.   

 

1.50 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 Waitākere Ranges Local Board HELD ON

 

 

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