Franklin Local Board

 

OPEN MINUTES

 

 

 

Minutes of a meeting of the Franklin Local Board held in the Stevenson Room, Level One Franklin the Centre, 12 Massey Ave, Pukekohe on Tuesday, 27 April 2021 at 9.31am.

 

present

 

Chairperson

Andrew Baker

 

Deputy Chairperson

Angela Fulljames

 

Members

Malcolm Bell

 

 

Alan Cole

 

 

Sharlene Druyven

 

 

Lance Gedge

 

 

Amanda Kinzett

 

 

Matthew Murphy

 

 

Logan Soole

 

 

 


Franklin Local Board

27 April 2021

 

 

 

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/2021/33

MOVED by Member A Kinzett, seconded by Deputy Chairperson A Fulljames:  

That the Franklin Local Board:

a)         confirm the ordinary minutes of its meeting, held on Tuesday, 23 March 2021 as true and correct.

CARRIED

 

 

5          Leave of Absence

 

There were no leaves of absence.

 

 

6          Acknowledgements

 

There were no acknowledgements.

 

 

7          Petitions

 

There were no petitions.

 

 

8          Deputations

 

8.1

Deputation - Helen Dorresteyn, Clevedon Farmers Market

 

This item was withdrawn.

 

 


 

 

8.2

Deputation - Patumahoe Tennis Club

 

A powerpoint presentation was provided. A copy has been placed on the official minutes and is available on the Auckland Council website.

 

Resolution number FR/2021/34

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

That the Franklin Local Board:

a)      thank Jack Hobbs, President of the Patumahoe Tennis Club, and Glenn Hunter, Senior Club Captain, for their attendance and presentation.

CARRIED

 

Attachments

a     27 April 2021 Franklin Local Board - Patumahoe Tennis Club presentation

 

 

9          Public Forum

 

There was no public forum.

 

 

10        Extraordinary Business

 

 

There was no extraordinary business.


 

11

Auckland Council's Performance Report: Franklin Local Board for November 2020 to February 2021

 

Orrin Kapua, Advisor, was in attendance to speak to this item.

 

 

Resolution number FR/2021/35

MOVED by Chairperson A Baker, seconded by Member L Soole:  

That the Franklin Local Board:

a)      receive the Franklin Local Board performance report and attachments for November 2020 to February 2021.

b)      note that staff have identified $92,350 underspend that is available for reallocation to other areas of the work programme as follows:

ID/Ref

Work Programme

Activity Name

Budget to be reallocated

1542

Infrastructure and Environment Service

Wairoa River restoration

$4,350

2228

Park Sports and Recreation

Franklin Trail plans

$10,000

593

Arts, Community and Events

Local Maori Responsiveness- Franklin

$5,000

 

594

Arts, Community and Events

Community-led Placemaking and Safety

 

$25,000

596

Arts, Community and Events

Supporting communities to lead Franklin

 

$8,000

607

Arts, Community and Events

Event Partnership Fund - Franklin

$40,000

c)      approve the reallocation of $92,350 budget to the following work programme activities:

ID/Ref

Work Programme Name

Activity Name

Reallocated budget

1535

Infrastructure and Environment Service

Pest free Franklin

 

$20,000

1539

Infrastructure and Environment Service

Waterways Protection Fund

$4,350

2029

Infrastructure and Environment Service

Papakura Stream Restoration (Franklin)

 

$5,000

639

Arts, Community and Events

Community grants Franklin

$63,000

 

CARRIED

 


 

12

Amendment to 2020 - 2023 Community Facilities work programme - changes to various projects

 

Resolution number FR/2021/36

MOVED by Member M Bell, seconded by Deputy Chairperson A Fulljames:  

That the Franklin Local Board:

a)      approve the budget change amendments to its adopted 2020 – 2023 Community Facilities work programme as per attachment A, specifically:

i)       variation of renewal project ID 16860 Beachlands Domain – renew toilet block and fence utilising $210,000 over financial year 2020/2021, a saving of $53,402

ii)      variation of renewal project ID 25993 Clevedon Scenic Reserve - renew eastern track utilising $89,162 over financial year 2020/2021, a saving of $39,407

iii)     variation of Locally Driven Initiative Capex project ID 29066 Clevedon Showgrounds Reserve – install connector footpaths utilising $45,000 over financial year 2020/2021, a saving of $40,000

iv)     variation of renewal project ID 29072 Franklin - renew sports assets utilising $200,000 over financial year 2020/2021, an increase of $150,000

v)      variation of renewal project ID 25918 Nga Waka Park - renew drainage utilising $40,883 over financial year 2020/2021, a saving of $54,117

vi)     variation of renewal project ID 20636 Pukekohe Library - comprehensive renewal utilising $266,715 over financial year 2020/2021, an increase of $54,845

vii)    variation of renewal project ID 20637 Pukekohe War Memorial Town Hall – renew heritage assets utilising $63,304 over financial year 2020/2021, a saving of $116,696

viii)   variation of Locally Driven Initiative Capex project ID 25958 Waiuku Trails - implement plan (Year 2/3) utilising $275,904 over financial year 2020/2021, an increase of $40,000

ix)     variation of renewal project ID 20742 Waiuku War Memorial Town Hall - renew interior and repair roof utilising $57,144 over financial year 2020/2021, a saving of $449,056

b)      approve the variation of renewal project ID 20759 Whitford Point Reserve - renew play space and car park utilising $666,974 over financial year 2020/2021, an increase of $86,974.

CARRIED

 


 

13

Franklin Transitional Rates Grants

 

Faithe Smith, Lead Financial Advisor, was in attendance to speak to this item.

 

 

Ngā tūtohunga

Recommendation/s

That the Franklin Local Board:

a)      note that transitional rates grants are ending 30 June 2021

b)      retains the budget for the transitional rates grants as Asset Based Services (ABS) budget as a separate line item, with discretion over its future allocation

c)      request that the board’s grants programme criteria be amended if the board wishes to maintain support for current beneficiaries of the transitional rates grants.

Member Fulljames proposed an alternative proposal:

 

 

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

That the Franklin Local Board:

a)        note that transitional rates grants are ending 30 June 2021.

 

b)      Note that two additional options for response were provided by staff at the business  meeting including options to:

             i)      end some or all transitional rates grants and establish a specific Local Rates Grant that is openly contestable, meaning any community group could apply for this (not just legacy recipients) or

            ii)       end some or all transitional rates grants and add associated ABS budget (up to $62,000) to the community grants budget, enabling budget to be applied to any applications from the community for support.

c)      request that transitional rates grants are ended and that associated ABS budget ($62,000) is added to the community grants budget to enable the board to offer additional support to the community (as set out in option b (ii)).

d)      request that staff amend grant criteria to enable the board to consider grants to those legacy rates grants recipients that demonstrate a need for rates support as a result of transitional grants ending, noting that this expanded criteria will be reviewed before 2022/2023 financial year.

 

Member Kinzett left the room at  10.22 am.

 

The resolution was voted on by a show of hands. The votes were tied. The Chair used his casting vote to overturn the motion.

 

A second alternative motion was then proposed by Chair Baker.

 

 

Resolution number FR/2021/37

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

That the Franklin Local Board:

a)        defer the Franklin Transitional Rates Grants until the May 25 2021 meeting to better understand the process involved and revisit the matter at that time.

CARRIED

 

Member Kinzett returned at 10.23am.


 

14

Franklin Local Board Grants Programme 2021/2022

 

Resolution number FR/2021/38

MOVED by Member A Cole, seconded by Member M Bell:  

That the Franklin Local Board:

a)       adopt the Franklin Grants Programme 2021/2022 in Attachment A; and

i)     request that an amendment is made to the description of the Waterways protection fund as the scope of this programme will be broadened beyond the Mauku Catchment in the pending work programme.

ii)    request that provision be made to support Franklin Aging Expo in 2021/2022 (currently supported through the event partnership fund) outside of the expression of interest process, noting that this event takes place early in 2021/2022

iii)   delegate authority to the chair, Franklin Local Board to approve any minor amendments to the grants programme required.

CARRIED

 

 

15

Approval for four new public road and two new private road names at 37 McEldownie Road, Drury South (Stage 2)

 

Resolution number FR/2021/39

MOVED by Deputy Chairperson A Fulljames, seconded by Member L Soole:  

That the Franklin Local Board:

a)      approve the name John Main Drive for the new extension (Road 2 being the continuation of the existing John Main Drive) created by way of subdivision at 37 Eldownie Road, Drury South (Stage 2), in accordance with section 319(1)(j) of the Local Government Act 1974 (resource consent references BUN60350651 and SUB60350653).

b)      approve the name Roslyn Farm Street for the new extension (Road 5 being the continuation of the existing Roslyn Farm Street) created by way of subdivision at 37 Eldownie Road, Drury South (Stage 2), in accordance with section 319(1)(j) of the Local Government Act 1974 (resource consent references BUN60350651 and SUB60350653).

c)      approve the name Talus Drive for the new public road (Road 6) created by way of subdivision at 37 Eldownie Road, Drury South (Stage 2), in accordance with section 319(1)(j) of the Local Government Act 1974 (resource consent references BUN60350651 and SUB60350653).

d)      approve the name Steppe Drive  for the new public road (Road 7/8/9/10) at 37 Eldownie Road, Drury South (Stage 2), in accordance with section 319(1)(j) of the Local Government Act 1974 (resource consent references BUN60350651 and SUB60350653).

e)      approve the name Miromiro Lane  for the new private road (Lane 21) at 37 Eldownie Road, Drury South (Stage 2), in accordance with section 319(1)(j) of the Local Government Act 1974 (resource consent references BUN60350651 and SUB60350653).

f)       approve the name Komako Lane for the new private road (Lane 22/23) at 37 Eldownie Road, Drury South (Stage 2), in accordance with section 319(1)(j) of the Local Government Act 1974 (resource consent references BUN60350651 and SUB60350653).

CARRIED

 

 

16

Approval for a new private road name at 1013A Ararimu Road, Ararimu

 

Resolution number FR/2021/40

MOVED by Member A Cole, seconded by Member L Gedge:  

That the Franklin Local Board:

a)      approves the name Hereford Lane  for the new private road created by way of subdivision at 1013A Ararimu Road, Ararimu, in accordance with section 319(1)(j) of the Local Government Act 1974 (resource consent reference SUB60311223-A).

CARRIED

 

 

17

Approval for two new public road names at 425 Quarry Road, Drury (Road 5A and Road 7)

 

Resolution number FR/2021/41

MOVED by Chairperson A Baker, seconded by Member S Druyven:  

That the Franklin Local Board:

a)      approves the name Ross Stevenson Road for Road 5a for the new public road created by way of subdivision at 425 Quarry Road, Drury, in accordance with section 319(1)(j) of the Local Government Act 1974 (resource consent references SUB60325513).

b)      approves the name Waikura Road for Road 7 for the new public road created by way of subdivision at 425 Quarry Road, Drury, in accordance with section 319(1)(j) of the Local Government Act 1974 (resource consent references SUB60325513).

CARRIED

 

 

18

Local Board views on Plan Changes (Private) 48, 49, 50, 51 and 61 in Drury

 

Resolution number FR/2021/42

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

That the Franklin Local Board:

a)        provide local board views on private plan change 48 Drury Central (Kiwi Property Ltd) to rezone 95ha of land east of Drury township to Metropolitan Centre, Mixed Use and Open Space (PC48) as follows; 

i)     note that the majority of public submissions (25) support this plan change or  support with amendments

ii)    acknowledge public concerns around the funding and timing of infrastructure upgrades required to support urbanisation of these sites, particularly transport and note that these concerns reflect concerns consistently raised by communities within the Franklin Local Board area regarding green-field development

iii)   support iwi submissions seeking ongoing iwi participation, consultation and engagement in the project, mauri of wai in the area, use of native trees, incorporation of Te Aranga design principles, riparian margin width, stormwater treatment and capture, accounting for natural and cultural landscaping

iv)   acknowledge that designation as a metropolitan centre is likely to have a negative impact on metropolitan centres at Papakura and Pukekohe and that there is general support gained through consultation in acknowledgement of the growth in the area, but is based on development of the area as a potential centre for high-value employment and community activity, that complements existing centres and serves emerging communities i.e. is not predominantly big-box retail

v)    considers it critical that local input is enabled in the development of this green-field development to ensure development creates a positive local social, environmental and economic legacy.

b)        provide local board views on private plan changes 49 Drury East (Fulton Hogan Ltd) to rezone 184ha of land east of Drury township to Terrace Housing and Apartment Building, Mixed Housing Urban, Mixed Housing Suburban and Mixed Use (PC49) as follows:

i)     note that the majority of public submissions (35) support this plan change or support with amendments

ii)    acknowledge public concern around the funding and timing of infrastructure upgrades required to support urbanisation of these sites, particularly transport, and note that these concerns reflect concerns consistently raised by communities within the Franklin Local Board area regarding green-field development

iii)   support iwi submissions seeking ongoing iwi participation, consultation and engagement in the project, mauri of wai in the area, use of native trees, incorporation of Te Aranga design principles, riparian margin width, stormwater treatment and capture, accounting for natural and cultural landscaping

iv)   note that fit for purpose roading design, integrated public transport options and active transport options will be critical to successful development and community well-being

v)    note that effective integration with Mill Road is critical and should inform assessment of the plan change

c)        provide local board views on private plan change 50 Waihoehoe (Oyster Capital Ltd) to rezone 49ha of land east of Drury township to Terrace Housing and Apartment Building (PC50) as follows:

i)     note that the majority of public submissions (26) support this plan change or  support with amendments

ii)    acknowledge public concern around the funding and timing of infrastructure upgrades required to support urbanisation of these sites, particularly transport and note that these concerns reflect concerns consistently raised by communities within the Franklin Local Board area regarding green-field development

iii)   note that fit for purpose roading design, integrated public transport options and active transport options will be critical to successful development and community well-being

iv)   support iwi submissions seeking ongoing iwi participation, consultation and engagement in the project, mauri of wai in the area, use of native trees, incorporation of Te Aranga design principles, riparian margin width, stormwater treatment and capture, accounting for natural and cultural landscaping

d)        provide local board views on private plan change 51 Drury 2 Precinct (Karaka & Drury Ltd) to rezone 24 ha of land west of Drury township to Town Centre, Terrace Housing and Apartment Building and Mixed Housing Urban (PC51) as follows:

i.       note that the majority of public submissions (32) support this plan change or  support with amendments

ii.      acknowledge public concerns around the funding and timing of infrastructure upgrades required to support urbanisation of these sites, particularly transport and note that these concerns reflect concerns consistently raised by communities within the Franklin Local Board area regarding green-field development

iii.     note that fit for purpose roading design, integrated public transport options and active transport options will be critical to successful development and community well-being

iv.     acknowledge that Ngāti Te Ata Waiohua and Ngāti Tamaoho submitted on PC51 and both oppose the plan change on the basis that there has been no meaningful engagement with Mana Whenua, and suggest that the applicant work with mana whenua to develop bespoke cultural assessments as a condition of this plan change.

e)        provide local board views on private plan change 61 Waipupuke (Lomai Properties Ltd) to rezone 56 ha of land west of Drury township to Neighbourhood Centre, Terrace Housing and Apartment Building and Mixed Housing Urban (PC61) as follows:

i.       note that the majority of public submissions do not support this plan change

ii.      concur with public concerns around the funding and timing of infrastructure upgrades required to support urbanisation of these sites, particularly transport and note that these concerns reflect concerns consistently raised by communities within the Franklin Local Board area regarding green-field development

iii.    acknowledge that Ngāti Te Ata Waiohua and Ngāti Tamaoho submitted on PC61 and both oppose the plan change on the basis that there has been no meaningful engagement with Mana Whenua, and suggest that the applicant work with mana whenua to develop bespoke cultural assessments as a condition of this plan change

f)         recommend that Plan Change 48, Drury Central (Kiwi Property Ltd), the remainder of Drury East plan changes (plan changes 49 and plan change 50) and Drury West Plan changes (plan changes 51 and 61), while interrelated,  should be considered separately as each grouping is likely to have different considerations.

g)        appoint Andrew Baker to speak to the local board views at hearings on private plan changes 48 – 51 and 61

h)        delegate authority to the chairperson of Franklin Local Board to make a replacement appointment in the event the local board member appointed in resolution g) is unable to attend the private plan change hearing.

CARRIED

 


 

19

Public feedback on proposal to make new navigation rules

 

Resolution number FR/2021/43

MOVED by Deputy Chairperson A Fulljames, seconded by Member M Bell:  

That the Franklin Local Board:

a)      receive the public feedback on the proposal to make a new Te Kaunihera o Tāmaki Makaurau Ture ā-Rohe Urungi Āhuru 2021 / Auckland Council Navigation Safety Bylaw 2021 and associated controls as attached to this agenda report

b)      provide its views on how the Bylaw Panel should address matters raised in public feedback to the proposal in recommendation a) to assist the Bylaw Panel in its deliberations as follows:

i)       regarding proposed changes to speed limits, the panel should seek appropriate industry expertise e.g. from on-water vessel designers or engineers.

c)      decline the opportunity to appoint one or more local board members to present the views in b) to the Bylaw Panel on 7 May 2021.

CARRIED

 

 

20

Statement of proposal to amend the Animal Management Bylaw and controls

 

Resolution number FR/2021/44

MOVED by Member L Soole, seconded by Member S Druyven:  

That the Local Board:

a)          note that the restrictions to beehives included on pages 2 and 4 of Attachment A and page 16 of Appendix B are incorrect, and the correct proposal is to require an approval to keep more than two standard beehives on urban properties with an area less than 2000 square metres (no approval currently required)

b)          support the draft statement of proposal in Attachment A of this agenda report to amend (with the correction outlined in (a) above) the Auckland Council Animal Management Bylaw 2015 and associated controls for public consultation with the following feedback;

i)           support the requirement to gain approval to keep more than two standard beehives on urban properties with an area less than 2000 square metres (with no approval currently required), however note that beehives can create issues in rural centres as well and that permission should refer to settlements rather than specifically to land-area.

.CARRIED

 


 

21

Proposal to make a new Public Trading and Events Bylaw

 

Resolution number FR/2021/45

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

That the Franklin Local Board:

a)        support the draft Statement of Proposal in Attachment A of this agenda report to make a new Te Kaunihera o Tāmaki Makaurau Ture ā-rohe Tauhokohoko, Takunetanga, me ngā Whakaahua i ngā Wāhi Marea 2022 / Auckland Council Public Trading, Events and Filming Bylaw 2022 for public consultation with the following feedback:

i)       support the simplication of event and trading processes and permitting so that it is easier to understand and navigate council requirements and expectations

ii)    support local variances and preferences being accommodated at the discretion of local boards i.e. through the board directed development of local policy that informs the enforcement of specific provisions

iii)     request that strong consideration is given to the ability of Council to enforce bylaws including in remote and isolated areas of Auckland with a view to supporting equity of service and consider enabling community-led enforcement options e.g.enforcement of the bylaw by warranted community members within isolated communities

b)      note that it is proposed that filming will be addressed as a separate activity and request that in removing it from the current bylaw scope, that filming activities continue to be enabled at the discretion of landowners including local boards.

CARRIED

 

 

22

Proposal to vary the Regional Fuel Tax scheme

 

Resolution number FR/2021/46

MOVED by Member M Bell, seconded by Chairperson A Baker:   

That the Franklin Local Board:

a)      receive the report on proposed variations to the 2018 Regional Fuel Tax scheme.

b)      provide the following feedback on the proposed variation to the 2018 Regional Fuel Tax scheme:

c)        supports the proposed variation to the scheme to:

               i)       reflect changes in scope in the descriptions of projects, identified initiatives within them, and projected benefits

                ii)    reflect the level of projected total expenditure and indicative Regional Fuel Tax contribution to each project where new funding has become available or where project costings have been updated

               iii)    reflect changes to the timing of projects following decisions made through the development of the Auckland Regional Land Transport Plan

               iv)    change the naming of one project where it is proposed that Downtown Ferry Redevelopment is renamed Ferry Network Improvements to reflect the incorporation of initiatives to purchase new electric ferries to help de-carbonise the public transport fleet.

d)          note that funding from the scheme has contributed to the delivery of rural road safety improvements across the Franklin Local Board area, noting that road safety was identified by Franklin communities as a priority as reflected in the Franklin Local Board plan 2020.

e)          support the proposed increase of $26 million of funding for road safety improvements through the scheme to enable continued improvements to road safety across the Auckland network including rural roads.

f)           consider that a greater proportion of the Regional Fuel Tax income should be used to leverage outcomes beyond those that serve centralisation i.e. transport and roading projects that feed into the city centre, and request a more balanced approach to project selection including on local public transport options, and accelerated development of ferry services and infrastructure beyond ‘downtown’.

g)          consider that Regional Fuel Tax revenue should be used to support the rehabilitation of  roads and bridges servicing Auckland’s quarries and clean-fill sites as this infrastructure is critical to the on-going development of Auckland

h)          request that the renamed Ferry Network Improvements project scope is expanded to enable much needed improvements to the Ferry Network, including to services beyond the city centre e.g. Pine Harbour (Beachlands).

i)           request greater transparency of and regular local engagement in the allocation and use of Regional Fuel Tax revenue. The Regional Fuel Tax and its use is of considerable interest to Franklin Local Board area communities who are unable to access transport alternatives.

CARRIED

 

 


23

Draft Statement of Expectations for Council-controlled Organisations

 

Resolution number FR/2021/47

MOVED by Chairperson A Baker, seconded by Member L Soole:   

That the Franklin Local Board:

a)      provide feedback on the draft Statement of Expectations (SoE), prepared in accordance with s64B of the Local Government Act 2002 as follows:

i)          support the preparation of a Statement of Expectations for Council Controlled Organisations (CCOs)

ii)         note that SOE are intended to be part of a wider framework of accountability for CCOs, along with the CCO Accountability Policy, the CCO Governance Manual, and the Statements of Expectations and Intent for each CCO

iii)       note that while the draft SOE generally sets out the provisions recommended by the Independent Panel, it does not include expectations of individual CCOs. We support the recommendation of the Independent Panel that these should form part of the Statement Of Expectations

iv)     support the draft SOE’s acknowledgement that ‘local boards are not a ‘stakeholder’, but an integral part of the council’s governance system’ and that ‘local boards will be involved as governors (not stakeholders) when the decision impacts on their local governance role or has high community interest in their local community

iv)       request more detail in the draft SOE regarding how CCOs will give meaningful effect to the local governance role of local boards beyond the requirements to ‘build and maintain good relationships’ and ‘consult with local boards genuinely and early’

v)         request that the SOE should at minimum include reference to CCOs working to local board plans, alongside the existing references to the Auckland Plan and the Long-term Plan, but suggest that CCOs are also expected to engage directly with the community in the delivery of projects and programmes, noting that Panuku Development Auckland already takes this approach.

vii)    recommend that local boards are engaged in the preparation of the SOE so that local board expectations can be articulated with reference to local board plans.

viii)   acknowledge the need to implement the SOE alongside the revisions to the CCO Accountability Policy currently being consulted on as part of the Long-term Plan. The process and timeframe for local boards to provide input into the draft SOE does not however meet the board’s expectations regarding having the opportunity to provide meaningful and considered views

ix)     support further revisions of the SOE and the CCO Governance Manual to give effect to the recommendations of the Independent Panel using a process that allows meaningful and considered input from local boards.

CARRIED

 

 

24

Review of the Code of Conduct - draft revised code

 

Resolution number FR/2021/48

MOVED by Chairperson A Baker, seconded by Member L Soole:  

That the Franklin Local Board:

a)      support the proposed revised draft Code of Conduct to be adopted by the Governing Body.

CARRIED

 

 

25

Urgent Decision - Approve the reallocation of funding within the Community Facilities work programme 2020-2023 Jubilee Pool ID 27759

 

Resolution number FR/2021/49

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

That the Franklin Local Board:

a)    note the urgent decision on 17 March 2021 for the reallocation of funding within the Community Facilities work programme 2020-2023 to ID 27759 Jubilee Pool - renew assets (Stage 1) – revised project total of $270,000, an increase of $167,106.

CARRIED

 


 

26

Urgent Decision - Submission on He Pou a Rangi – the Climate Change Commission’s draft advice to Government

 

Resolution number FR/2021/50

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

That the Franklin Local Board:

a)      note the urgent decision on 15 March 2021 endorsing feedback on He Pou a Rangi – the Climate Change Commission’s draft advice to Government, as follows:

i)       overall support for Auckland Council’s feedback to the Climate Change Commission’s draft advice to Government

ii)      support the call for all Government agencies and cross-parliament parties to have an open, combined approach to climate change policies.

iii)     suggest councils will need to partner with central government on how the Climate Change Act will be implemented financially, therefore beyond just engagement.

iv)     suggest a shared platform for across council information, procurement and knowledge sharing would be an efficient resource for councils

v)      concern in regard to what appears to be a hard-line approach to achieving behavioural and societal change. A more flexible and pragmatic approach is required to bring communities, in particular rural areas, along on the journey as opposed to forcing them which could create outcomes that are not practical or able to be reasonably achieved

vi)     suggest central government take the lead on the legal structure and remove litigation risk on identifying risk and hazard areas. This will limit development in hazard areas and inform current and future property owners.

vii)    recognise the need for the Government to fully engage by leading the climate change programme. Recognising that this issue is far greater for humanity than COVID 19 and that many of the initiatives required will provide jobs in all communities. NZ has established worldwide recognition for its work with COVID 19 and could achieve far greater recognition when successful in significant reductions in emissions of greenhouse gases

viii)   support the commission’s direction for a more compact urban form for urban areas; however, there must be the ability to accommodate such differentiation within a city like Auckland with both large scale urban development and rural urban settlements to allow for metropolitan and intense urban form with appropriate climate change mitigation as well as features more suited to rural towns and settlements i.e. Waiuku should be able to be differentiated from what is required or planned in Flat Bush.

ix)     suggest further investigation is required to make renewable energy more achievable by having greater incentives such as: solar panels for domestic use to be made more affordable

x)      support electric/ hydrogen vehicle incentives

xi)     concern that parts of the National Policy Statement Urban Development are contradictory to the aspirations of the report in regard to development and in particular greenfields development in rural fringes of Auckland.

xii)   support paragraphs 24 & 25 in the Council submission.

xiii)  suggest greater work be undertaken on the concept of regenerative agriculture with support for industry changes in practices that are already underway.

xiv)    suggest undertaking more research to enable us to understand what regenerative agriculture is and in particular to understand the impact on the horticultural industry. It is vitally important to the region to develop understanding of regenerative agriculture for horticulture (current submission is focused on pastural farming) as there is no mention of horticulture in the submission.

xv)     support investigation into proper carbon accounting taking place in the agriculture and horticulture sectors. NZ have some of the highest carbon levels already worldwide however this is not widely understood

xvi)    suggest we should not remove or impact on a future ability to support sustainable harvesting of native timbers through inappropriate wording within policy

xvii)   support an approach that ensures long-term national food security in accordance with the Paris agreement article 2.1.B.and suggest the need for a national food security policy

xviii)  suggest the diversity of Auckland’s food production should be mentioned in the submission.

xix)    suggest the need to take a more pragmatic and measured approach to heavy transport as there is no mention about horticulture and agriculture which are not just short haul or the hours they need to work at certain times of the year to harvest crops.

xx)     raise concerns about the focus on urban development (with readily available services/infrastructure) and a reduction on parking requirements and road width. This will create more of the developments we are currently encountering with minimal residential parking and reduced road width without any public transport options. The need for private vehicles in certain circumstances must be recognised.

xxi)    support the change to electric buses and recognise emissions from buses (0.8%) are extremely small compared to 37.7% for cars and commercial vehicles combined.

xxii)   suggest references to “road pricing” could be strengthened by sharing the experiences of cities around the world of “congestion charging” to encourage reduction in car volumes and increased average numbers of persons within cars.

CARRIED

 


 

27

Governance Forward Work Calendar April 2021

 

Resolution number FR/2021/51

MOVED by Chairperson A Baker, seconded by Member L Gedge:   

That the Franklin Local Board:

a)      note the governance forward work calendar dated April 2021 (Attachment A).

CARRIED

 

 

28

Franklin Local Board workshop records

 

Resolution number FR/2021/52

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

That the Franklin Local Board:

a)      receive the Franklin Local Board workshop records for 2, 9, 16, 23 and 30 March 2021.

CARRIED

 

 

29        Consideration of Extraordinary Items

 

There was no consideration of extraordinary items.

 

 

 

 

10.34am                                             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 Franklin Local Board HELD ON

 

 

 

DATE:.........................................................................

 

 

 

CHAIRPERSON:.......................................................