Rodney Local Board

 

OPEN MINUTES

 

 

Minutes of a meeting of the Rodney Local Board held via Skype for Business on Wednesday, 15 September 2021 at 3.00pm. Either a recording or written summary will be uploaded to the Auckland Council website.

 

present

 

Chairperson

Phelan Pirrie

 

Deputy Chairperson

Beth Houlbrooke

 

Members

Brent Bailey

 

 

Steve Garner

 

 

Danielle Hancock

 

 

Tim Holdgate

 

 

Louise Johnston

 

 

Vicki Kenny

 

 

Colin Smith

 

 

ALSO PRESENT

 

Independent Māori Statutory Board Member

Glenn Wilcox

 

 

Rodney Ward Councillor

Greg Sayers

 

 

 

 


Rodney Local Board

15 September 2021

 

 

 

1          Welcome

 

The Chairperson opened the meeting and welcomed those in attendance. Glenn Wilcox – Independent Maori Statutory Board Member gave a Karakia.

 

2          Apologies

 

There were no apologies.

 

 

3          Declaration of Interest

 

Chairperson P Pirrie declared an interest in Item 11 - Draft Business Improvement District Policy (2021) Kaupapa Here ā-Rohe Whakapiki Pakihi as he is the Manager of North West Country Inc Business Association and took no part in discussion or voting on this matter.

 

4          Confirmation of Minutes

 

Resolution number RD/2021/315

MOVED by Chairperson P Pirrie, seconded by Deputy Chairperson B Houlbrooke:  

That the Rodney Local Board:

a)           confirm the ordinary minutes of its meeting held on Wednesday 18 August 2021, including the confidential section, 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

Deputation: North Shore Model Aero Club Inc

 

Richard Fallas and Simon Austen-Smith were in attendance for this item.

 

Resolution number RD/2021/316

MOVED by Chairperson P Pirrie, seconded by Member V Kenny:  

That the Rodney Local Board:

a)      thank Mr Fallas and Mr Austen-Smith from the North Shore Model Aero Club for their presentation.

CARRIED

 

 

8.2

Deputation: Snells Beach Ratepayers and Residents Association

 

Mark Dinniss and Emma McKenzie were in attendance for this item.

 

Resolution number RD/2021/317

MOVED by Chairperson P Pirrie, seconded by Member S Garner:  

That the Rodney Local Board:

a)      thank Mr Dinniss from the Snells Beach Ratepayers and Residents Association and Ms McKenzie (Graphic Designer) for their presentation.

CARRIED

 

 

9          Public Forum

 

9.1

Public Forum: Northland Waste – Auckland Council’s kerbside refuse charging mechanism policy review

 

April Peter and Ray Lambert from Northland Waste were in attendance for public forum to talk about Auckland Council’s kerbside refuse charging mechanism policy review

 

Resolution number RD/2021/318

MOVED by Chairperson P Pirrie, seconded by Deputy Chairperson B Houlbrooke:  

That the Rodney Local Board:

a)               thank Ms Peter and Mr Lambert from Northland Waste for their attendance.

CARRIED

 

10        Extraordinary Business

 

There was no extraordinary business.

 

Chairperson P Pirrie left the meeting at 3.43pm.

 

11

Draft Business Improvement District Policy (2021) Kaupapa Here ā-Rohe Whakapiki Pakihi

 

Chairperson P Pirrie declared an interest in this item as he is the Manager of North West Country Inc Business Association and took no part in discussion or voting on this matter.

 

Chairperson P Pirrie vacated the chair in favour of Deputy Chairperson B Houlbrooke and left the meeting at 3.43pm

 

Claire Siddens – Principal Advisor and Gill Plume BID Senior Advisor were in attendance for this item.

 

Resolution number RD/2021/319

MOVED by Deputy Chairperson B Houlbrooke, seconded by Member S Garner:  

That the Rodney Local Board:

a)          in principle supports the draft Business Improvement District (BID) Policy (2021) and supporting documents

 

b)          is aware that concerns have been raised on the draft Business Improvement District (BID) Policy (2021) and supporting documents by a number of Business Improvement Districts pertaining to clauses 2.4, 4.3, 4.5, 5.1, 7.1(a) of the funding agreement, that are subject to ongoing discussion with Auckland Council staff in the Business Improvement District team, and the local board requests an update on the outcome of these discussions

 

c)          acknowledge the extension of time provided to Business Improvement Districts to provide their feedback on the draft Business Improvement District (BID) Policy (2021), to 5pm on 20 October 2021

 

A division was called for, voting on which was as follows:

For

Member B Bailey

Member S Garner

Member D Hancock

Deputy Chairperson B Houlbrooke

Member L Johnston

Member V Kenny

Against

Abstained

Member T Holdgate

Member C Smith

 

The motion was declared carried by 6 votes to 0.

CARRIED

 

Deputy Chairperson B Houlbrooke vacated the chair. Chairperson P Pirrie returned to the meeting and resumed the chair at 4.13pm

 

Chairperson P Pirrie returned to the meeting at 4.13pm.

 

12

Local board feedback on the kerbside refuse charging mechanism policy review

 

Resolution number RD/2021/320

MOVED by Chairperson P Pirrie, seconded by Member B Bailey:  

That the Rodney Local Board:

b)          provide the following feedback on the kerbside refuse charging model policy review:

i)             the Rodney Local Board support both reducing waste to landfill and carbon emissions

ii)           note that the Rodney Local Board area does not currently have a rates-funded refuse collection service or food scrap collection service (private or rates funded) and that multiple private companies provide a refuse collection throughout the local board area

iii)         highlight that many Rodney Local Board area residents are not aware that the current waste levy on their rates bill is for recycling and inorganic collection only and that there would be an additional charge if the local board area was to move to a council-funded service that includes kerbside collection of general waste

iv)         agree with the four key priorities of waste minimisation, cost, equity and climate change when considering how to charge for waste collection services

v)           support changes to the charging mechanism of waste collection if it will reduce both waste to landfill and carbon emissions while not significantly increasing the cost to ratepayers

vi)         note the findings of the Morrison Low report which states there is no clear evidence that the Pay as you Throw  model reduces waste to landfill

vii)        consider that with the Pay as you Throw model there may be multiple companies providing a refuse collection for each road and therefore generating increased vehicle emissions, similar to the multiple private companies currently providing refuse collection services to Rodney residents

viii)      consider that the advantage of the rates-funded service is that it would reduce the duplication of refuse collectors operating side by side and there would be only one collection day per rubbish cycle and one truck collecting rubbish per road therefore reducing emissions, which would also be an advantage in the new urban areas of Rodney that have very narrow roads

ix)         note that given that there is no clear evidence that the Pay as you Throw model reduces waste to landfill, the capital investment by council of $30 million for the radio identification tagged bins required for the Pay as you Throw service would be better allocated to creating bottle deposit schemes throughout Auckland

x)           consider that the evidence presented in the report shows that a weekly food scrap collection, an improved recycling service and fortnightly refuse collection service reduces waste to landfill significantly, however, this type of service can only be implemented under a council funded model

xi)         support the council-funded model for refuse collection in the local board’s urban areas given that the food scrap service will be extended to the urban areas of the Rodney Local Board

xii)        consider that the three rubbish bin sizes available under the council-funded model may not be suitable for residents that generate very little waste and suggest an alternative bin/bag size at a reduced charge to encourage further waste reduction

xiii)      support the introduction of a council-funded model to reduce the total truck kilometers travelled in the Rodney Local Board area by using one supplier per area and selecting suppliers whose trucks have low emissions

xiv)      acknowledge public consultation has not yet been undertaken as part of the current review of Auckland’s kerbside refuse collection charging policy, and that the Rodney Local Board would welcome the opportunity to provide further feedback after considering the views of Rodney Local Board area residents.

A division was called for, voting on which was as follows:

For

Member B Bailey

Member D Hancock

Deputy Chairperson B Houlbrooke

Member L Johnston

Member V Kenny

Chairperson P Pirrie

Against

Member S Garner

Member T Holdgate

Member C Smith

Abstained

 

The motion was declared carried by 6 votes to 3.

CARRIED

 

 

Note: Request staff come back to the local board with more information regarding radio-frequency identification (RFID) chipped bins.

 

 

 

 

13

Local board feedback on Auckland Transport's Parking Strategy Review

 

Resolution number RD/2021/321

MOVED by Chairperson P Pirrie, seconded by Member B Bailey:  

That the Rodney Local Board:

a)          request Auckland Transport provides clarity within its consultation material that proposed changes in government legislation that will remove minimum parking requirements may have a significant impact on on-street parking and park and ride facilities

b)          request a further workshop on Auckland Transport's Parking Strategy Review in February 2022 after public feedback has been received.

CARRIED

 

 

14

Tāmaki Tauawhi Kaumātua - Age-friendly Auckland Action Plan

 

Resolution number RD/2021/322

MOVED by Member C Smith, seconded by Member D Hancock:  

That the Rodney Local Board:

a)          believe that the draft Tāmaki Tauawhi Kaumātua – Age-friendly Auckland Action Plan as it stands does not engage the multi-cultural audience that make up our population, and contains corporate language and style that is not suitable for its audience

b)          note that local board feedback on the draft Tāmaki Tauawhi Kaumātua – Age-friendly Auckland Action Plan is being sought simultaneously with the public consultation, therefore in providing its feedback, the local board is not able to consider and represent the public feedback obtained from the Rodney Local Board area.

CARRIED

 

 

15

Public feedback on proposal to make a new Public Trading Events and Filming Bylaw 2022

 

Resolution number RD/2021/323

MOVED by Chairperson P Pirrie, seconded by Member B Bailey:   

That the Rodney Local Board:

a)           receive public feedback on the proposal to make a new Te Kaunihera o Tāmaki Makaurau Te Ture ā-Rohe Tauhokohoko, Whakahaerenga me te Tango Kiriata Tūmatanui 2022 / Auckland Council Public Trading, Events and Filming Bylaw 2022 in this agenda report

b)          support Auckland Council’s direction on the new Te Kaunihera o Tāmaki Makaurau Te Ture ā-Rohe Tauhokohoko, Whakahaerenga me te Tango Kiriata Tūmatanui 2022 / Auckland Council Public Trading, Events and Filming Bylaw 2022 in this agenda report.

CARRIED

 

 

 

 

16

Public feedback on proposal to amend the Animal Management Bylaw 2015

 

Resolution number RD/2021/324

MOVED by Member C Smith, seconded by Member V Kenny:  

That the Rodney Local Board:

a)          receive the public feedback on the proposal to amend Te Kaunihera o Tāmaki Makaurau Te Ture-ā-rohe Tiaki Kararehe 2015 / Auckland Council Animal Management Bylaw 2015 and associated controls in this agenda report

b)          support Auckland Council’s direction on the proposal to amend Te Kaunihera o Tāmaki Makaurau Te Ture-ā-rohe Tiaki Kararehe 2015 / Auckland Council Animal Management Bylaw 2015 and associated controls in this agenda report.

CARRIED

 

 

17

Public feedback on proposal to amend the Water Supply and Wastewater Network Bylaw 2015

 

Resolution number RD/2021/325

MOVED by Chairperson P Pirrie, seconded by Member B Bailey:  

That the Rodney Local Board:

a)          receive public feedback on the proposal to amend the Te Kaunihera o Tāmaki Makaurau Ture ā Rohe Whakarato Wai me te Pae Kōtuitui Wai Para / Auckland Council Water Supply and Wastewater Network Bylaw 2015 in this agenda report

b)          support Auckland Council’s proposal to amend the Te Kaunihera o Tāmaki Makaurau Ture ā Rohe Whakarato Wai me te Pae Kōtuitui Wai Para / Auckland Council Water Supply and Wastewater Network Bylaw 2015 in this agenda report.

CARRIED

 

 

18

Approval for extension of an existing road name at 17 Old Pine Valley Road, Pine Valley

 

Resolution number RD/2021/326

MOVED by Chairperson P Pirrie, seconded by Member C Smith:  

That the Rodney Local Board:

a)      approve the name John Fair Drive for the extension of the public road, John Fair Drive, over the new bridge across the Northern Motorway in the subdivision being undertaken by Fulton Hogan Land Development Limited at 17 Old Pine Valley Road, Silverdale, in accordance with section 319(1)(j) of the Local Government Act 1974.

CARRIED

 

 

 

 

 

19

Urgent Decision – Feedback into Auckland Council's submission on the Department of Internal Affairs’ consultation on changes to Māori ward and Māori constituency processes.

 

Resolution number RD/2021/327

MOVED by Chairperson P Pirrie, seconded by Member D Hancock:  

That the Rodney Local Board:

a)          note the local board’s feedback on Auckland Council’s draft submission on the Department of Internal Affairs discussion document on Changes to Māori ward and constituency processes approved by the chairperson and deputy chairperson under delegation (Attachment A to the agenda report).

CARRIED

 

Note: Attachment A and Attachment B to Item 19 were omitted from the agenda. Information was circulated to the local board members regarding feedback into Auckland Council's submission on the Department of Internal Affairs’ consultation on changes to Māori ward and Māori constituency processes on 24 August 2021. These attachments will now be placed on the official minutes and are available on the Auckland Council website as a minutes attachment.

 

Attachments

a     15 September 2021, Rodney Local Board - Item 19: feedback into Auckland Council's submission on the Department of Internal Affairs’ consultation on changes to Māori ward and Māori constituency processes - Urgent Decision

b     15 September 2021, Rodney Local Board - Item 19: feedback into Auckland Council's submission on the Department of Internal Affairs’ consultation on changes to Māori ward and Māori constituency processes - Staff memo to elected members

 

 

20

Addition and alteration to the 2021-2022 Rodney Local Board meeting schedule

 

Resolution number RD/2021/328

MOVED by Chairperson P Pirrie, seconded by Member C Smith:  

That the Rodney Local Board:

a)      approve the addition of the following meeting date to the 2021-2022 Rodney Local Board meeting schedule to accommodate the Annual Budget 2022/2023 timeframes:

         i)       Wednesday 11 May 2022, 1.30pm

b)      approve the alteration of the following two meeting dates in the 2021-2022 Rodney Local Board meeting schedule to accommodate the Annual Budget 2022/2023 timeframes:

        i)        from Wednesday 8 December 2021 to Wednesday 1 December 2021, 3pm

         ii)       from Wednesday 15 June 2022 to Wednesday 22 June 2022, 3pm.

CARRIED

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

21

Rodney Ward Councillor update

 

Resolution number RD/2021/329

MOVED by Member C Smith, seconded by Member D Hancock:  

That the Rodney Local Board:

a)           receive Cr Sayers’ update on the activities of the Governing Body.

CARRIED

 

 

22

Rodney Local Board workshop records

 

Resolution number RD/2021/330

MOVED by Chairperson P Pirrie, seconded by Member B Bailey:  

That the Rodney Local Board:

a)          note the workshop records for 1 and 8 September 2021.

CARRIED

 

 

23

Governance forward work calendar

 

Resolution number RD/2021/331

MOVED by Chairperson P Pirrie, seconded by Deputy Chairperson B Houlbrooke:  

That the Rodney Local Board:

a)           note the governance forward work calendar.

CARRIED

 

 

24        Consideration of Extraordinary Items

 

There was no consideration of extraordinary items.

 

 

 

 

4.47pm                                               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 Rodney Local Board HELD ON

 

 

 

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