Albert-Eden Local Board

 

OPEN MINUTES

 

 

 

Minutes of a meeting of the Albert-Eden Local Board held in the Albert Eden Local Board Office, 135 Dominion Road, Mt Eden on Tuesday, 16 March 2021 at 2.02pm.

 

present

 

Chairperson

Margi Watson

 

Deputy Chairperson

Lee Corrick

 

Members

Graeme Easte

 

 

Rachel Langton

In attendance vis Skype-for-Business.

 

Julia Maskill

 

 

Christina Robertson

 

 

Kendyl Smith

In attendance vis Skype-for-Business.

 

ABSENT

 

Councillor

Cathy Casey

 

 

ALSO PRESENT

 

Councillor

Christine Fletcher

Exited the meeting at 3.43pm following Item 14.

 

 

 

 

 


Albert-Eden Local Board

16 March 2021

 

 

 

1          Welcome

 

            Chairperson Watson commenced the meeting and welcome everyone in attendance.

 

 

2          Apologies

 

Resolution number AE/2021/12

MOVED by Chairperson M Watson, seconded by Deputy Chairperson L Corrick:  

That the Albert-Eden Local Board:

a)         note the apology from Albert-Eden-Puketāpapa Ward Councillor Cathy Casey for absence.

CARRIED

 

 

3          Declaration of Interest

 

There were no declarations of interest.

 

4          Confirmation of Minutes

 

Resolution number AE/2021/13

MOVED by Deputy Chairperson L Corrick, seconded by Member C Robertson:  

That the Albert-Eden Local Board:

a)         confirm the minutes of its ordinary meeting, held on Tuesday, 16 February 2021, as  true and correct.

CARRIED

 

5          Leave of Absence

 

There were no leaves of absence.

 

6          Acknowledgements

 

6.1

Acknowledgement - Ramblers Softball Club

 

Resolution number AE/2021/14

MOVED by Chairperson M Watson, seconded by Member G Easte:  

That the Albert-Eden Local Board:

a)         congratulate Ramblers Softball Club for winning the New Zealand Club Nationals in Wellington on 13-14 March 2021, noting their home ground is Warren Freer Park.

CARRIED

 

 

7          Petitions

 

There were no petitions.

 

 

 

 

8          Deputations

 

8.1

Deputation - Pauline A. Winter - Auckland Kindergarten Association

 

Pauline A. Winter – Chief Executive Officer, and Toni Nealie – General Manager, Community Engagement, Auckland Kindergarten Association, were in attendance to deliver a presentation to the local board outlining the work of the association, its presence in the local board area and explore opportunities for collaboration with the local board.

 

Resolution number AE/2021/15

MOVED by Chairperson M Watson, seconded by Deputy Chairperson L Corrick:  

That the Albert-Eden Local Board:

a)      thank Pauline A. Winter – Chief Executive Officer, and Toni Nealie – General Manager, Community Engagement, Auckland Kindergarten Association, for their attendance and Deputation presentation.

CARRIED

 

 

9          Public Forum

 

9.1

Public Forum - New Zealand AIDS Foundation

 

Russell Bradshaw – New Zealand AIDS Foundation, was in attendance to deliver a presentation to the local board regarding the recent ‘The Ending HIV Big Gay Out’ event held in Coyle Park and to outline the significance of the event to the LGBTIQ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex, queer) community, the New Zealand AIDS Foundation and other rainbow associated organisations.

 

A powerpoint presentation was given.  A copy has been placed on the official minutes and is available on the Auckland Council website as a Minutes Attachment.

 

Resolution number AE/2021/16

MOVED by Member J Maskill, seconded by Member C Robertson:  

That the Albert-Eden Local Board:

a)      thank Russell Bradshaw – New Zealand AIDS Foundation, for his attendance and Public Forum presentation in relation to the Big Gay Out event held at Coyle Park.

CARRIED

 

Attachments

a     16 March 2021, Albert-Eden Local Board - Item 9.1: Public Forum - New Zealand AIDS Foundation - Powerpoint Presentation

 

 

10        Extraordinary Business

 

There was no extraordinary business.

 

 

11

Local board input into preparation of the draft 2021 Regional Parks Management Plan

 

Resolution number AE/2021/17

MOVED by Chairperson M Watson, seconded by Member J Maskill:  

That the Albert-Eden Local Board:

a)         acknowledge the importance of the Regional Parks to our city, its people and visitors to the region.

b)        note that many people from the Albert-Eden Local Board area use and love the regional parks.

c)         note that accommodation options at the parks are a cherished part of the experience and should continue.

d)        note that community concerns include issues related to climate change including that our regional parks are the largest farm network in the Auckland Region but note that actions are underway to consider these.

e)         note that transport options to access Regional Parks are limited and most visitors rely on private vehicles and further note that this has social equity issues and suggest work should be undertaken with Auckland Transport to:

i.    consider extension to the Auckland Transport bus service that currently terminates at Waiwera to continue to Wenderholm to make the park more accessible. 

ii.  consider a bus service to Piha as part of the Waitakere Ranges Regional Park.

f)          request the Governing Body to consider the acquisition of land for Regional Parks within the Rural Urban Boundary on the basis of increasing accessibility and proximity to the public. 

g)        note the strong community support for the natural, undeveloped nature of the regional parks and focus on conservation and enhancement of the biodiversity.

h)        support the development of a draft Regional Park Management Plan 2021 for public consultation.

CARRIED

 

 

12

2021 Local Government New Zealand Conference and Annual General Meeting

 

Resolution number AE/2021/18

MOVED by Chairperson M Watson, seconded by Deputy Chairperson L Corrick:  

That the Albert-Eden Local Board:

a)      note the budget constraints in the current financial year and the recommended process for the appointment of attendees and delegates to the Local Government New Zealand 2021 Conference and Annual General Meeting in Blenheim from 15 to 17 July 2021.

b)      endorse the selection process of one local board representative per cluster through the Local Board Chairs’ Forum and agree to put nominations for cluster representatives through the local board chair for consideration at their April 2020 meeting.

c)      note the process to submit remits to the Annual General Meeting and entries for the 2021 Local Government New Zealand Excellence Awards has been communicated to elected members on 2 March 2021. 

d)      confirm that conference attendance including travel and accommodation will be paid for in accordance with the current Auckland Council Elected Member Expense Policy.

e)      note that all local board members who are appointed to attend the conference will be confirmed to the General Manager Local Board Services by 15 April 2021 at the latest to ensure that they are registered with Local Government New Zealand.

f)       note that any member who wishes to attend the conference using their Individual Development Budget (IDB) allocation will need to subsidise the cost and must contact the General Manager Local Board Services by 8 April 2021 to make the necessary arrangements.

g)      note that the Governing Body will be appointing delegates to the 2021 LGNZ Annual General Meeting at its 25 March 2021 meeting, with the recommendation being to appoint Mayor Phil Goff as presiding delegate, and to appoint Chief Executive Jim Stabback and up to two other Auckland Council conference attendees as delegates.

h)      note that conference attendees can attend the 2021 Local Government New Zealand Annual General Meeting in an advisory capacity provided their names are included on the Annual General Meeting registration form, which will be signed by the mayor.

CARRIED

 

 

 

13

Proposal to amend the Albert-Eden Local Board 2019-2022 Business Meeting Schedule

 

Resolution number AE/2021/19

MOVED by Chairperson M Watson, seconded by Member J Maskill:  

That the Albert-Eden Local Board:

a)      approve the following meeting date to be added to the Albert-Eden Local Board 2019-2022 Business Meeting Schedule, to inaugurate the new Albert-Eden Local Board member-elect:

i.          Tuesday, 8 June 2021, at 1.00pm, to be held at the Albert-Eden Local Board office, 135 Dominion Road, Mount Eden.

CARRIED

 

 

 

14

Albert-Eden-Puketāpapa Ward Councillors' Updates

 

Resolution number AE/2021/20

MOVED by Deputy Chairperson L Corrick, seconded by Member J Maskill:  

That the Albert-Eden Local Board:

a)      receive Albert-Eden-Puketāpapa Ward Councillor Christine Fletcher’s verbal update.

CARRIED

 

 

 

Note:   Councillor Christine Fletcher exited the meeting at 3.43pm following Item 14: Albert-Eden-Puketāpapa Ward Councillors' Updates.

 

 

 

 

15

Chairperson's Report

 

Resolution number AE/2021/21

MOVED by Member C Robertson, seconded by Member J Maskill:  

That the Albert-Eden Local Board:

a)      receive Chairperson Watson’s March 2021 report.

CARRIED

 

 

16

Board Members' Reports

 

Resolution number AE/2021/22

MOVED by Chairperson M Watson, seconded by Deputy Chairperson L Corrick:  

That the Albert-Eden Local Board:

a)      receive Deputy Chairperson Corrick’s March 2021 Board Member Report and note that the report contains a copy of the submission to Heritage New Zealand for the proposal to include Butler House as a category 2 historic place on the New Zealand Heritage List/Rārangi Kōrero.

b)      receive Members Easte, Maskill, Robertson, Langton and Smith’s verbal Board Member Reports for March 2021.

CARRIED

 

 

17

Albert-Eden Local Board 2021 Governance Forward Work Calendar

 

Resolution number AE/2021/23

MOVED by Chairperson M Watson, seconded by Member C Robertson:  

That the Albert-Eden Local Board:

a)      note the March 2021 edition of the Albert-Eden Local Board 2021 Governance Forward Work Calendar.

CARRIED

 

 

18

Albert-Eden Local Board Workshop Records

 

Resolution number AE/2021/24

MOVED by Chairperson M Watson, seconded by Deputy Chairperson L Corrick:  

That the Albert-Eden Local Board:

a)      receive the Albert-Eden Local Board Workshop Records for the workshops held on 23 February and 2 and 9 March 2021.

CARRIED

 

 

 

19        Consideration of Extraordinary Items

 

There was no consideration of extraordinary items.

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

CONFIRMED AS A TRUE AND CORRECT RECORD AT A MEETING OF THE Albert-Eden Local Board HELD ON

 

 

 

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