I hereby give notice that an ordinary meeting of the Franklin Local Board will be held on:




Meeting Room:



Tuesday, 24 November 2015


Local Board Chambers
Pukekohe Service Centre
82 Manukau Road


Franklin Local Board








Andrew Baker


Deputy Chairperson

Jill Naysmith



Malcolm Bell



Alan Cole



Brendon Crompton



Angela Fulljames



Sarah Higgins



Murray Kay



Dr Lyn Murphy



(Quorum 5 members)




Gaylene Harvey

Democracy Advisor


23 November 2015


Contact Telephone: (09) 237 1310

Email: Gaylene.Harvey@aucklandcouncil.govt.nz

Website: www.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz



Franklin Local Board

24 November 2015



ITEM†† TABLE OF CONTENTS††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† PAGE

24††††††† Extraordinary Busines†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††

An item was inadvertently omitted from the Business Meeting agenda, for which feedback is required for the Governing Body by 25 November.† This item has been circulated electronically to members and made available on the Council website so members of the public are aware.† The item is proposed to be considered under extraordinary business as Item 24.1


24.1†††† Annual Plan 2016/2017††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† 5 ††


Franklin Local Board

24 November 2015


Annual Plan 2016/2017


File No.: CP2015/25187





1.†††††† This report requests that the Rodney Local Board:

a)†† provides formal feedback on regional issues:

i.††††††††† the Uniform Annual General Charge (UAGC)

ii.††††††††† the Interim Transport Levy (ITL)

iii.†††††††† Māori land rates

iv.††††††† a review of rural rates

b)†† agrees key advocacy issues

c)†† recommends any local targeted rate proposals

d)†† recommends any Business Improvement District (BID) targeted rates.

Executive Summary

2.†††††† Legislation governing the Annual Plan process has changed, and there is no longer the requirement to produce a draft Annual Plan.† Instead,† the council will be producing a consultation document which will cover:

a)†† any significant or material changes proposed to the Long-term Plan 2015-2025 (LTP)

b)†† content relating to local board agreements.

3.†††††† Consultation on the Annual Plan 2016/2017 will take place in February and March of 2016.

4.†††††† This report seeks input from local boards on a range of annual plan related matters including feedback on regional financial policy issues and advocacy issues, and recommendations as to any local targeted rate or BID targeted rate proposals.† These will be considered by the Governing Body prior to finalising consultation topics.

5.†††††† Local board views on these matters will also be considered in discussions between the local boards and the governing body on 27 and 30 November, prior to the Mayoral Proposal.



a)††††† That the Franklin Local Board provides any views it may have on regional issues (that is, the UAGC, ITL, Māori land rates and rural rates) for the governing body to consider.

b)††††† That the Franklin Local Board agrees key advocacy issues.

c)††††† That the Franklin Local Board recommends local targeted rate proposals (if any) for consultation.

d)††††† That the Franklin Local Board recommends BID targeted rates (if any) for consultation.



Regional issues

6.†††††† At its meeting on 28 October, the Finance and Performance Committee considered information and analysis on potentially changing the UAGC, ITL, Māori land rates and rural rates.† It resolved to recommend that the council should consult on all of these issues, as part of the process for developing the Annual Plan 2016/2017.†

7.†††††† A summary of these issues and the Finance and Performance Committee recommendations is provided in Attachment A. The detailed reports, setting out the information and analysis provided to the Finance and Performance Committee, can be found here:



8.†††††† Briefing sessions were held for local board members at the beginning of November.† At these briefings local board members were provided with the detailed reports, and information on the implications of changing the UAGC, ITL, Māori land rates and rural rates.

Advocacy issues

9.†††††† The Local Board may also wish to agree any advocacy priorities for discussion with the Governing Body.

Local targeted rate and BID targeted rate proposals

10.†††† Any new local targeted rates and/or BIDs must be consulted on before they can be implemented. Local boards are required to agree any new proposals for consultation.


Local Board views and implications

11.†††† Local Board feedback is being sought in this report.†

12.†††† Local Boards will also have further opportunities to provide information and views as council continues through the annual plan process.

Māori impact statement

13.†††† The detailed reports provided to the Finance and Performance Committee have information and analysis on the impacts on Māori regarding proposed financial policies.

14.†††† Many local board decisions are of importance to and impact on Māori. Local board agreements and the annual plan are important tools that enable and can demonstrate councilís responsiveness to Māori. Local board plans, which were developed in 2014 through engagement with the community including Māori, form the basis of local priorities. There is a need to continue to build relationships between local boards and iwi, and where relevant the wider Māori community. Ongoing conversations will assist local boards and Māori to understand each otherís priorities and issues. This in turn can influence and encourage Māori participation in councilís decision-making processes.


15.†††† Feedback from the local boards will be summarised and provided in full to:

a)†† inform the Mayoral Proposal process,

b)†† the Governing Body for consideration at its meeting on 17 December on consultation topics for the Annual Plan 2016/2017.

16.†††† The governing body will adopt Annual Plan consultation material in early February 2016.






Summary of Regional Issues



Finance and Performance Committee Report


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Kate Marsh - Financial Planning Manager - Local Boards


Matthew Walker - GM Financial Strategy and Planning

Karen Lyons - Manager Local Board Services

Angeline Barlow - Relationship Manager

Franklin Local Board

24 November 2015


Franklin Local Board

24 November 2015