Rodney Local Board






Minutes of a meeting of the Rodney Local Board held in the Council Chamber, Orewa Service Centre, 50 Centreway Road, Orewa on Thursday, 4 May 2017 at 12:00pm.





Beth Houlbrooke




Deputy Chairperson

Phelan Pirrie





Brent Bailey





Tessa Berger





Cameron Brewer





Louise Johnston





Allison Roe, MBE





Colin Smith








Brenda Steele





Rodney Local Board

04 May 2017




1          Welcome


The Chairperson opened the meeting and welcomed those in attendance.


2          Apologies


Resolution number RD/2017/76

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

That the Rodney Local Board:

a)         accept the apology from Member Steele for absence.





3          Declaration of Interest


There were no declarations of interest.


4          Confirmation of Minutes


The minutes of the 20 April 2017 meeting will be confirmed at the meeting on 18 May 2017.



5          Leave of Absence


There were no leaves of absence.


6          Acknowledgements


There were no acknowledgements.


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.


11        Notices of Motion


There were no notices of motion.






Annual Budget 2017/2018


An amended Attachment B (Locally Driven Initiatives) was tabled at the meeting. A copy of the document has been placed on the file copy of the minutes and can be viewed on the Auckland Council website.


Resolution number RD/2017/77

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

That the Rodney Local Board:

a)      confirm its 2017/2018 Locally Driven Initiatives budgets by activity (opex and capex), within funding envelopes, as set out in the updated Attachment B (dated 4 May 2017) to the Annual Plan 2017/2018 agenda report

b)        note resolution RD/2015/81 “Adoption of Local Board Agreement 2015/2016” made at the meeting on 15 June 2015, and agree to rescind the following words of the resolution a) ii) a. “two years of” and “and $500,000 in the 2017/2018 financial year” so the resolution becomes:

          request that the initiative ‘Construct footpaths to complete the pedestrian network within our towns and villages ($1 million)’ be amended to change the value to $750,000 with the remaining funds being $750,000 in the 2016/2017 financial year

c)      agree following advocacy initiatives for inclusion in the 2017/2018 Local Board Agreement:

i)          request that national and Auckland Transport funding for walkways and cycleways is extended to peri-urban environments e.g. the proposed connection between Warkworth and Snells Beach

ii)         request that legacy levels of operational funding for arts facilities be reflected in ABS budgets. This means a minimum of $20k for Rodney

iii)       request that structure plans for future urban zoned land in Kumeu-Huapai and Warkworth be brought forward and commenced in the 2017/2018 financial year

d)      agree that “residents and sports clubs in Kumeu-Huapai have access to local indoor sports facilities” will be its one key priority for the council and relevant departments in the organisation to work on

e)      provide the following feedback on regional financial policy issues:

i)          support the planned rates increase of 2.5 per cent for 2017/2018

ii)         support the proposal that both businesses and residential ratepayers receive the same rates increases in 2017/2018

iii)       support the proposed targeted rate on accommodation providers noting that it is anticipated that Rodney will be excluded from the target area in the amended proposal

iv)       support the proposal to change the funding policy to allow infrastructure for new housing developments to be funded by targeted rates

f)       recommend $100,000 of 2016/2017 locally driven initiatives opex to be deferred to 2017/2018, as follows:

i)          Feasibility Study Kumeu Arts Centre - $15,000

ii)         Rodney Econ/ Devel Implementation Plan - $25,000

iii)       Feasibility study for swimming pool – $40,000


iv)       Partner with community to design the upgrade of indoor facilities (Rodney) - $20,000.




a     Amended Attachment B




Local board feedback on Government’s Urban Development Authorities Discussion Document


Resolution number RD/2017/78

MOVED by Chairperson B Houlbrooke, seconded by Member A Roe:  

That the Rodney Local Board:

a)      delegate Members Pirrie and Johnston to provide written feedback on the Urban Development Authorities discussion document.







14        Consideration of Extraordinary Items


There was no consideration of extraordinary items.   





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