Great Barrier Local Board






Minutes of an extraordinary meeting of the Great Barrier Local Board held in the Claris Conference Centre, 19 Whangaparapara Road, Claris, Great Barrier Island on Tuesday, 2 May 2017 at 1.00pm.





Izzy Fordham




Deputy Chairperson

Luke Coles





Jeff Cleave





Susan Daly





Shirley Johnson








Michele Going

Lead Financial Advisor



Great Barrier Local Board

02 May 2017




1          Welcome


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


2          Apologies


There were no apologies.


3          Declaration of Interest


There were no declarations of interest.


4          Leave of Absence


There were no leaves of absence.


5          Acknowledgements


There were no acknowledgements.


6          Petitions


There were no petitions.


7          Deputations


There were no deputations.


8          Public Forum


There was no public forum.


9          Extraordinary Business


There was no extraordinary business.


10        Notices of Motion


There were no notices of motion.




Annual Budget 2017/2018


Michele Going – Lead Financial Advisor was in attendance to present to the Great Barrier Local Board in respect to the Annual Budget 2017/2018 report.

Documents were tabled in respect this item. A copy of the tabled documents has been attached to the official minutes and can be viewed on the Auckland Council website.


Resolution number GBI/2017/40

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

That the Great Barrier Local Board:

a)         confirm its final 2017/2018 LDI budgets by project, within the funding envelopes as outlined in Attachment B and confirm its final 2016/2017 LDI carry forward list as outlined in Attachment C.

b)         confirm its advocacy initiatives for inclusion in the 2017/2018 Local Board Agreement as outlined in Attachment D noting that the board is no longer required to fund extra costs of mechanical weed management.

c)         confirm that its key priority advocacy area for the organisation to work on is around advancing off the grid, alternative energy and sustainability initiatives for the island which it will be advocating for support and funding for in the 2017/18 annual budget and subsequent 10 year budget.

d)         confirm its views on regional financial proposals as included in Attachment E noting in particular it does not support the imposition of a targeted rate on accommodation providers as there are only a small number of licensed accommodation providers on Great Barrier Island that would be levied whereas there are numerous unlicensed accommodation providers who would not be included. The board considers that it is highly unlikely that any of this fund would be spent on the island as priorities would almost certainly be elsewhere where real visitor impacts are felt.

e)         recommend $65,000 of its LDI opex 2016/2017 to be deferred to 2017/2018.

f)          request additional Locally Driven Initiative funding of $57,230 to offset the additional costs imposed under the empowered communities model overhead calculation on the basis that the board’s LDI funding is fixed and adversely impacted by this increase as outlined in Attachment D – Advocacy.

g)         note that it has $17,000 for Locally Driven Initiative capex and $196,122 for LIPs project to allocate in 2017/2018 financial year.





a     Attachment B - Great Barrier Local Board LDI

b     Attachment C - Great Barrier LDI projects to be carried forward

c    Attachment E - Great Barrier views on Regional Issues

d    Attachment D - Advocacy

Secretarial note: Board members have been advised of an error on Attachment D – Advocacy. It should read as follows:

Attachment D – Advocacy

The following is the most recently approved list of advocacy for the Great Barrier local board, adopted in February 2017 as part of the annual plan process.



12        Consideration of Extraordinary Items


There was no consideration of extraordinary items.   





1.31 pm                                              The Chairperson thanked Members for their attendance and attention to business and declared the meeting closed.