Franklin Local Board






Minutes of a meeting of the Franklin Local Board held in the Local Board Chambers, Pukekohe Service Centre, 82 Manukau Road, Pukekohe and by video conference  on Tuesday, 1 December 2020 at 9.30am. Either a recording or a transcript will be published on the Auckland Council website.





Andrew Baker


Deputy Chairperson

Angela Fulljames



Malcolm Bell



Alan Cole



Sharlene Druyven



Lance Gedge



Amanda Kinzett



Matthew Murphy



Logan Soole



Franklin Local Board

01 December 2020




1          Welcome


The Chair opened the meeting and welcomed everyone present.


2          Apologies


There were no apologies.


3          Declaration of Interest


There were no declarations of interest.


4          Confirmation of Minutes


Resolution number FR/2020/122

MOVED by Member M Murphy, seconded by Member L Soole:  

That the Franklin Local Board:

a)         confirm the ordinary minutes of its meeting, held on Tuesday, 24 November 2020 as true and correct.



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.


The Chair directed to take item 12 at this point, as the Mayor’s Proposal had not yet been released. 



Review of decision-making policy


Georgina Gilmour Senior Advisor was in attendance to speak to this item



Resolution number FR/2020/123

MOVED by Chairperson A Baker, seconded by Deputy Chairperson A Fulljames:  

That the Franklin Local Board:

a)       provide the following feedback on the review of decision-making policy:

            i.      support the proposal for a review of the decision-making policy, to be undertaken by the Joint Governance Working Party (JGWP) in early 2021 before the adoption of the long-term plan to examine and recommend improvements to the current decision-making framework

           ii.      support the proposal for a technical correction to the allocations table regarding responsibility to make disposal decisions i.e. that the decisions on the optimisation of in-service assets be delegated to local boards, noting the statutory responsibilities that rest with the Governing Body and, therefore are not available for allocation.

            iii.    support Governance Framework Review prompted delegation of responsibility for service property optimisation decisions to local boards but note that the organisation has not enabled this opportunity to be realised by local boards. In reviewing the decision-making policy, the board suggests that in changing delegations or allocations, the process for supporting local board decisions is identified for adoption and resourced within relevant  business units.

            iv.    suggest that the Joint Governance Working Party identify opportunities for delegated decision-making responsibilities from Auckland Transport to the governing body or local board with a view to supporting accountability to local communities eg place-making related initiatives such as some urban design features of new subdivisions or urban regeneration

a)         provide the following feedback on the allocations and delegations in the decision-making policy:

i)          note that that Governing Body does not always have sufficient oversight of deliverables to identify the different impact of and opportunity created from regional decisions on the local communities. The board suggests investigation as to how local boards can be more involved in the decision-making in regard to allocation of governance of regional parks maintenance, development, opportunities and outcomes. The board notes the strong local environmental, economic and recreational role these play in local facilities.  There is potential to create efficiencies by aligning with local and sports park work programmes. The board would envisage some programmes and initiatives (eg ecological programmes) undertaken within regional parks would continue to be governed by the governing body, but that greater alignment and collaboration with programmes initiated with local board decision making be achieved.

ii)         suggest the governing body could further delegate disposal decisions to boards regarding property rationalisation and corresponding reinvestment, accepting that local board decisions would need to consider regional impact in making such decisions

iii)       suggest that local boards could be delegated a greater role in monitoring and informing regional environmental programmes delivered in local board areas so that they are able to identify and align other complementary local activities i.e. locally delivered environmental initiatives delivered by Infrastructure and Environmental Services should be added to local board work programmes.

c)      endorse the proposed approach to the long-term plan consultation; however note that a ‘plain-language’ glossary of terminology and examples of how allocation and delegation are applied would encourage meaningful feedback and demonstrate a genuine commitment to community engagement.

d)        request that staff provide resolutions a), b) and c) to all other local boards for their information and consideration.







Resolution number FR/2020/124

MOVED by Deputy Chairperson A Fulljames, seconded by Member S Druyven:  

That the Franklin Local Board:

a)    agree to adjourn the meeting until Tuesday 1 December 2020 at 4.00pm.



The meeting adjourned at 9.34am and reconvened at 4.15pm. 

The full board was present.




10 year Budget 2021-2031 Consultation


The report and attachments for the 10 year Budget 2021-2031 Consultation were tabled at the meeting, and will be available on the Auckland Council website. 

The Mayors Proposal was received prior to reconvening the meeting. These documents will be made available on the Auckland Council website as a Minutes Attachment.



Georgina Gilmour was in attendance to speak to this item.



Resolution number FR/2020/125

MOVED by Chairperson A Baker, seconded by Member A Kinzett:  

That the Franklin Local Board:

a)    approve local consultation document content (Attachment A) and local supporting information content (Attachment B) for inclusion in the 10-year Budget 2021-2031 consultation material.

b)        delegate authority to the local board chair to approve any changes required to finalise the local consultation document and supporting information content for the Franklin Local Board for the 10-year Budget 2021-2031.

c)         approve the following Have Your Say event in the local board area during the 10-year Budget 2021-2031 consultation period:

i)          Monday 8th March, 5-8pm at Franklin: The Centre, in Pukekohe

ii)         Saturday 27th February, 1-3pm at Beachlands Memorial Hall, Beachlands

d)        delegate authority to the local board chair to approve any changes required to the Have Your Say event.

e)         delegate to the following elected members and staff the power and responsibility to hear from the public through “spoken (or New Zealand sign language) interaction” in relation to the local board agreement at the council’s public engagement events during the consultation period for the 10-year Budget 2021-2031:

i)          local board members and chairperson

ii)         General Manager Local Board Services, Local Area Manager, Local Board Senior Advisor, Local Board Advisor, Local Board Engagement Advisor

iii)       any additional staff approved by the General Manager Local Board Services or the Group Chief Financial Officer

f)          provide feedback on the Mayoral proposal (Attachment C) and potential regional consultation topics for the 10-year Budget 2021-2031 as follows:

i)          support the proposal to lock in the $90 million of savings achieved in the 20/21 emergency budget as continued annual savings alongside a commitment to continually reviewing how we deliver services

ii)         support selling of surplus properties and asset recycling in order to reinvest the proceeds, however strongly suggest that the identification of surplus properties and reinvestment approach is led by the local board where these properties are of a local or community nature

iii)       support increasing borrowing to a temporarily higher ratio of up to 290 per cent

iv)       support the proposal to increase rates for the next financial year by 5 per cent

v)         support the proposal in principle that the rates increase be for one year before returning to 3.5 per cent if possible

vi)       support the use of additional revenue being used for infrastructure projects, priority renewals of transport assets and community facilities, and to tackle climate change

vii)      support the extension of the Water Quality and Natural Environmental targeted rates

viii)     continue to advocate that the following Franklin Local Board priorities are addressed within the 10-year Budget 2021-2031:

A)        local board transport funding to be re-instated, at minimum, to the pre-COVID level of $21m per annum and, for previously allocated funding of at minimum $38m lost through the COVID pandemic emergency budget to be fully restored

B)        funding for the renewal, rehabilitation and maintenance of roads to be made available to Auckland Transport to renew at least 12 per cent of Auckland’s sealed roads and bridges in any given year (currently below 9 per cent) i.e. an increase to the 2021-2024 budget of approximately $10 million, and that routes and roads of strategic importance to the people of Auckland, including Whitford-Maraetai Road, Papakura-Clevedon Road, Alfriston-Brookby Road, Glenbrook Road, Hūnua Road and the Pukekohe ring road be prioritised

C)        enable Auckland Transport to deliver a regular bus service between transport nodes at Papakura Train Station, Pine Harbour and Botany at a cost of approximately $10 million over 10 years. There are no local public transport services available to support this growing area of south-east Auckland and this investment is aligned with the key topics considered in the 10 year budget including:

                                          i.  climate change/ housing and growth infrastructure – this will enable these rapidly developing communities to make environmentally responsible transport choices and respond to climate change issues

                                         ii.  community access neighbouring community facilities (delaying the need to build new and addressing inequity of council services) and

 to access and generate employment and visitation opportunities that are critical to local economic recovery.

D)        funding, as set out in the Auckland Council detailed business case, is allocated through the 10-year budget for the development of Karaka Sports Park and community hub (the Franklin Local Board OLI) as a response to growth in housing (green-field development) at Drury, Paerata, Karaka and beyond.




a     1 December 2020 Franklin Local Board 10 year Budget 2021-2031 Consultation Report

b     1 December 2020 Franklin Local Board Consultation Document 10 year budget 2021-2031

c    1 December 2020 Franklin Local Board supplementary information 10 year budget 2021-2031

d    1 December 2020 Franklin Local Board 10 year budget 2021-2031 Mayoral Proposal



13        Consideration of Extraordinary Items


There was no consideration of extraordinary items.   





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