I hereby give notice that an ordinary meeting of the Rainbow Communities Advisory Panel will be held on:




Meeting Room:



Monday, 12 March 2018


Rainbow Youth
Entrance 9, Abbey St, Auckland
301-305 Queen Street


Te Rōpū Kaitohutohu Take Hapori Iwi Takatāpui

Rainbow Communities Advisory Panel









Julie Radford-Poupard



John  Kingi



Moira Clunie



Mark Fisher



Dave Hati



Audrey Hutcheson



Bruce Kilmister



Lexie Matheson



Diana Rands



Julie Watson



Aram Wu


Liaison Councillor

Cr Richard Hills


Chief Liaison Councillor

Dr Cathy Casey



(Quorum 6 members)




Sonja Tomovska

Governance Advisor


6 March 2018

Contact Telephone: 021 615 961

Email: sonja.tomovska@aucklandcouncil.govt.nz

Website: www.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz



Terms of Reference


(Excerpt –full terms of reference available as a separate document)


These terms of reference set out the roles, responsibilities and working arrangements for the Auckland City Centre Advisory Board.

The board is a key advisory body, with no decision-making or autonomous budgetary authority.

The board advises Auckland Council on achieving the vision and strategic outcomes of the Auckland Plan, the City Centre Masterplan, the expenditure of the City Centre Targeted Rate, the development portfolio and city centre issues. Auckland Council includes:


·         The Governing Body and its relevant committees

·         Waitematā Local Board

·         Council controlled organisations




The board will comprise of up to 16 external city centre stakeholders and three elected members. The board will have between 15 and 19 members at all times.


External board members will have an association with an Auckland City Centre group or organisation and have the ability to understand and provide expert advice on Auckland City Centre issues. The membership includes a position for mana whenua.


The board’s term ends one month prior to the next local government elections in 2019.


Rainbow Communities Advisory Panel

12 March 2018



ITEM   TABLE OF CONTENTS                                                                                        PAGE

Welcome / Opening Karakia

1          Apologies                                                                                                                        5

2          Declaration of Interest                                                                                                   5

3          Confirmation of Minutes                                                                                               5

4          Rainbow Communities Advisory Panel's Public Forum on Monday

12 March 2018                                                                                                                7 

Closing remarks / Closing Karakia



1          Apologies


At the close of the agenda no apologies had been received.



2          Declaration of Interest


Members are reminded of the need to be vigilant to stand aside from decision making when a conflict arises between their role as a member and any private or other external interest they might have.



3          Confirmation of Minutes


That the Rainbow Communities Advisory Panel:

a)         confirm the ordinary minutes of its meeting, held on Tuesday, 10 October 2017, as a true and correct record.









Rainbow Communities Advisory Panel

12 March 2018



Rainbow Communities Advisory Panel's Public Forum on Monday 12 March 2018


File No.: CP2018/02642




Te take mō te pūrongo / Purpose of the report

1.       To note that on 12 March 2018, the Rainbow Communities Advisory Panel is hosting a public forum on the Auckland Plan Refresh and Auckland Council’s 10-year budget.

Whakarāpopototanga matua / Executive summary

2.       Public consultation on the 10-year Budget and the Auckland Plan 2050 began concurrently from 28 February to 28 March 2018.

3.       The 10-year budget 2018-2028 (LTP) sets out service levels and budgets and enables rates to be set. The 10-year budget is statutorily required to be completed every three years (with annual budgets prepared in between) and includes local board agreements and a summary of the Tūpuna Maunga Authority Annual Operational Plan.

4.       The updated Auckland Plan, which is a long-term spatial plan for Auckland that looks ahead to 2050 and considers how the council will address our key challenges and manage growth and development.

5.       The final consultation documents are available on https://www.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz/have-your-say/topics-you-can-have-your-say-on/ak-have-your-say/Pages/default.aspx/.

6.       The Rainbow Communities Advisory Panel should consider its position on the key council issues in the document which include:

·    regional fuel tax

·    environment agendas

·    housing

·    transport

·    and other issues that are important to the rainbow communities.


7.       The panel has an opportunity to present its views on the consultation document to the mayor and councillors on 21 March 2018.

8.       As a process of forming its views, the panel is hosting a public forum for rainbow communities. The details of the forum are as follows:

·    Date: Monday 12 March 2018

·    Time: 6pm – 8.30pm

·    Venue: Rainbow Youth office, 9 Abbey St, Auckland CBD.


9.       The submission forms are available at the meeting. The attendees can use the submission forms to submit their individual views. The Rainbow Communities Advisory Panel co-chairs will present collective views of the rainbow communities to the governing body on 21 March 2018.



Ngā tūtohunga / Recommendation/s

That the Rainbow Communities Advisory Panel:

a)      To note that on 12 March 2018, the Rainbow Communities Advisory Panel is hosting a public meeting on the Auckland Plan Refresh and 10-year budget for Auckland Council.


Ngā tāpirihanga / Attachments

There are no attachments for this report.     

Ngā kaihaina / Signatories


Austin Kim - Principal Advisor Panels


James Hassall - General Counsel