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

 

Date:

Time:

Venue:

Friday, 5 June 2020

12.30pm

This meeting will be held remotely.

 

Ngā Hui a te Rōpū Kaitohutohu Take ā-Taiwhenua / Rural Advisory Panel

 

OPEN AGENDA

 

 

MEMBERSHIP

 

Chairperson

Deputy Mayor Cr Bill Cashmore

Auckland Council

Deputy Chairperson

Cr Greg Sayers

Auckland Council

Members

Brent Bailey

Rodney Local Board, Auckland Council

 

Alan Cole

Franklin Local Board, Auckland Council

 

Lucy Deverall

Horticulture New Zealand

 

Trish Fordyce

New Zealand Forest Owners Association

 

Wilma Foster

Dairy New Zealand

 

Richard Gardner

Federated Farmers

 

Annaliese Goettler

Young Farmers

 

Fiona Gower

Rural Women New Zealand

 

Steve Levet

Rural Contractors New Zealand

 

Craig Maxwell

Federated Farmers

 

Greg McCracken

Fonterra Shareholders Council

 

Andrew McKenzie

Beef and Lamb New Zealand

 

Roger Parton

Rural Contractors New Zealand

 

Wayne Scott

Aggregate and Quarry Association

 

Geoff Smith

Equine Industry

 

Peter Spencer

New Zealand Forest Owners Association

 

Ken Turner

Waitākere Ranges Local Board, Auckland Council

 

Keith Vallabh

Pukekohe Vegetable Growers

 

Glenn Wilcox

Independent Māori Statutory Board

 

(Quorum 10 members)

 

Fatima Fonua

Kaitohutohu Mana Whakahaere / Governance Advisor

29 May 2020

Contact Telephone: (09) 890 2806

Email: fatima.fonua@aucklandcouncil.govt.nz

Website: www.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz


Terms of Reference

 

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

 

The terms of reference set out the purpose, role and protocols of the Auckland Council Rural Advisory Panel for the 2019-2022 term of the council.  Panel members must abide by the Code of Conduct for Members of Auckland Council Advisory Panels.

 

 

Purpose

 

As one of council’s engagement mechanisms with the rural sector in Auckland, the Rural Advisory Panel provides advice to the council within the remit of the Auckland Plan on the following areas:

 

·         council policies, plans and strategies relevant to rural issues

·         regional and strategic matters relevant to rural issues

·         any matter of particular interest or concern to rural communities.

 

 

Outcomes

 

The panel’s advice will contribute to improving the outcomes of the rural sector as set out in the Auckland Plan.  The panel will provide advice through its agreed work programme.

 

Work programme

 

The panel must develop a work programme for the term.  The agendas should be focused and aligned with the Auckland Plan and the long-term plan.

 

 

Submissions

 

The panel cannot make formal submissions to Auckland Council on council strategies, policies and plans, for example, the annual plan.  However, the panel may be asked for informal feedback during a consultative process.

 

In its advisory role to the council, the panel may have input into submissions made by the council to external organisations but does not make independent submissions, except as agreed with the council.

 

This does not prevent individual members being party to submissions outside their role as panel members.

 

 

Review

 

The form and functioning of the panel may be reviewed prior to or after, the end of the year 2022.

 

 


Rural Advisory Panel

05 June 2020

 

 

ITEM   TABLE OF CONTENTS                                                                                         PAGE

1          Apologies                                                                                                                        5

2          Declaration of Interest                                                                                                   5

3          Confirmation of Minutes                                                                                               5

4          Extraordinary Business                                                                                                5

5          Chair's update                                                                                                                7

6          Rural Advisory Panel members update                                                                      9

7          Implementation of Speed Bylaws on Rural Roads                                                  11

8          Hydrological Report - Auckland Drought                                                                 13 

9          Consideration of Extraordinary Items 

 

 


1          Apologies

 

Apology from Member G Smith has 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 Rural Advisory Panel:

a)         confirm the ordinary minutes of its meeting, held on Friday, 14 February 2020, including the confidential section, as a true and correct record.

 

 

4          Extraordinary Business

 

Section 46A(7) of the Local Government Official Information and Meetings Act 1987 (as amended) states:

 

“An item that is not on the agenda for a meeting may be dealt with at that meeting if-

 

(a)        The local authority by resolution so decides; and

 

(b)        The presiding member explains at the meeting, at a time when it is open to the public,-

 

(i)         The reason why the item is not on the agenda; and

 

(ii)        The reason why the discussion of the item cannot be delayed until a subsequent meeting.”

 

Section 46A(7A) of the Local Government Official Information and Meetings Act 1987 (as amended) states:

 

“Where an item is not on the agenda for a meeting,-

 

(a)        That item may be discussed at that meeting if-

 

(i)         That item is a minor matter relating to the general business of the local authority; and

 

(ii)        the presiding member explains at the beginning of the meeting, at a time when it is open to the public, that the item will be discussed at the meeting; but

 

(b)        no resolution, decision or recommendation may be made in respect of that item except to refer that item to a subsequent meeting of the local authority for further discussion.”

 

 

 


Rural Advisory Panel

05 June 2020

 

 

Chair's update

File No.: CP2020/05915

 

  

 

Te take mō te pūrongo

Purpose of the report

1.       To receive an update from the Chairperson, Deputy Mayor Bill Cashmore.

 

Ngā tūtohunga

Recommendation/s

That the Rural Advisory Panel:

a)      receive the update from the Chairperson, Deputy Mayor Bill Cashmore.

 

 

Ngā tāpirihanga

Attachments

There are no attachments for this report.     

Ngā kaihaina

Signatories

Author

Fatima Fonua - Governance Advisor

Authoriser

Warren Maclennan – Lead Officer

 


Rural Advisory Panel

05 June 2020

 

 

Rural Advisory Panel members update

File No.: CP2020/06782

 

  

 

Te take mō te pūrongo

Purpose of the report

1.       To provide an opportunity for the Rural Advisory Panel members to briefly update the Panel on current conditions during the COVID-19 pandemic.

 

Ngā tūtohunga

Recommendation/s

That the Rural Advisory Panel:

a)      receive the updates from the Rural Advisory Panel members.

 

 

Ngā tāpirihanga

Attachments

There are no attachments for this report.    

Ngā kaihaina

Signatories

Author

Fatima Fonua - Governance Advisor

Authoriser

Warren Maclennan – Lead Officer

 


Rural Advisory Panel

05 June 2020

 

 

Implementation of Speed Bylaws on Rural Roads

File No.: CP2020/07032

 

  

 

Te take mō te pūrongo

Purpose of the report

1.       To receive an update from Auckland Transport on the implementation of the new speed bylaws for rural roads.

Whakarāpopototanga matua

Executive summary

2.       At its meeting in March 2019, the Rural Advisory Panel was advised of consultation about to take place by Auckland Transport on Auckland’s Speed Limits Bylaw. The draft bylaw was presented by Michael Brown, Director Safe Speeds Programme and panel members provided him with a range of views on the speed reductions proposed. These ranged from agreement that rural roads were generally of a lower standard than urban roads to concern about the needs of road freight traffic. These focussed on the Rodney and Franklin areas.

3.       Auckland Transport will provide an update to the Rural Advisory panel on the roll out of the Speed Bylaw 2019 being implemented on 30 June 2020.  The presentation will cover background to the Speed Bylaw 2019, followed by areas in which rural parts of Auckland will see speed limits reduced. This is designed to inform the Panel what the rural community within the Auckland region will notice once the new speeds are implemented.

4.       It will also show how Auckland Transport is communicating with the rural community before the new speed limits are implemented.  The Panel is invited to ask questions about the programme as a whole and how the rural sector is expected to benefit from the changes.

 

Ngā tūtohunga

Recommendation/s

That the Rural Advisory Panel:

a)      receive the presentation by Bryan Sheritt, Executive General Manager Safety.

 

 

Ngā tāpirihanga

Attachments

There are no attachments for this report.    

Ngā kaihaina

Signatories

Author

Fatima Fonua - Governance Advisor

Authoriser

Warren Maclennan – Lead Officer

 


Rural Advisory Panel

05 June 2020

 

 

Hydrological Report - Auckland Drought

File No.: CP2020/07024

 

  

 

Te take mō te pūrongo

Purpose of the report

1.       To receive and consider a report from Council’s Research and Evaluation Unit (RIMU) on the hydrological state of Auckland region.

Whakarāpopototanga matua

Executive summary

2.       The attached report is prepared weekly by Kolt Johnson, Senior Scientist – Hydrogeology in the Council’s RIMU.  It is intended to be a recurring source of information for those dealing with drought response by providing context for the severity of drought conditions.

3.       The key message from this report is that conditions remain dry.  Our rivers have risen due to the rain over the last few days but are expected to recede through the week.  The predicted rain may help to keep rivers from receding to extreme lows.  Soil moisture is expected to remain at similar levels, ie large increases to soil moisture are not expected.

4.       There will be a new report on 1 June, and this will be circulated to panel members before the meeting.

 

Ngā tūtohunga

Recommendation/s

That the Rural Advisory Panel:

a)      receive the report and thank Kolt Johnson, Senior Scientist – Hydrogeology for his presentation. 

 

 

Ngā tāpirihanga

Attachments

No.

Title

Page

a

RIMU Hydrological Report 25 May 2020

15

     

Ngā kaihaina

Signatories

Author

Fatima Fonua - Governance Advisor

Authoriser

Warren Maclennan – Lead Officer

 


Rural Advisory Panel

05 June 2020

 

 

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