Hibiscus and Bays Local Board

 

OPEN MINUTES

 

 

 

Minutes of a meeting of the Hibiscus and Bays Local Board held in the Council Chamber, Orewa Service Centre, 50 Centreway Road, Orewa on Thursday, 15 April 2021 at 2.00pm.

 

present

 

Chairperson

Gary Brown

 

Deputy Chairperson

Victoria Short

 

Members

Andy Dunn

 

 

Janet Fitzgerald, JP

 

 

Gary Holmes

 

 

Julia Parfitt, JP

 

 

Alexis Poppelbaum

 

 

Leanne Willis

 

 

 

 

 

 


Hibiscus and Bays Local Board

15 April 2021

 

 

 

1          Welcome

 

            Chairperson Gary Brown opened the meeting and welcomed those in attendance.

 

2          Apologies

 

There were no apologies.

 

 

3          Declaration of Interest

 

There were no declarations of interest.

 

4          Confirmation of Minutes

 

This item was deferred until the next business meeting

 

5          Leave of Absence

 

There were no leaves of absence.

 

6          Acknowledgements

 

The Hibiscus and Bays Local Board would like to acknowledge Mahina Martin who graduated from the Royal New Zealand Police College with the Police Commisioners award for leadership.

 

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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

11

Statement of proposal to amend the Animal Management Bylaw and controls

 

Resolution number HB/2021/25

MOVED by Chairperson G Brown, seconded by Member J Fitzgerald:  

That the Hibiscus and Bays Local Board:

a)           support the draft statement of proposal in Attachment A of this agenda report to amend the Auckland Council Animal Management Bylaw 2015 and associated controls for public consultation subject to the following feedback:

                                 i.           that the Auckland Council Animal Management Bylaw 2015 support the intention that, beekeeping in the urban environment, remain a hobby rather than a commercial activity

                               ii.           that a minimum property size for the keeping of bee hives in an urban environment be considered

                             iii.           note concerns regarding the keeping of bees in properties adjoining public reserves and the need for potential restrictions

                             iv.           that the cumulative number of bee hives permitted in any specific neighbourhood area be considered

CARRIED

 

 

12

Auckland Transport - Regional Land Transport Programme 2021

 

Resolution number HB/2021/26

MOVED by Member J Parfitt, seconded by Member J Fitzgerald:   

That the Hibiscus and Bays Local Board:

a)       receive the Auckland Transport – Regional Land Transport Programme report

b)provide the following feedback on the Regional Land Transport Programme:

                       i.           support moves to encourage Aucklanders to switch to sustainable travel modes and note the significant opportunities to improve bus and cycling provisions in the Hibiscus and Bays area (notably the Whangaparaoa Peninsula, the connectivity at the Western end of Penlink, and along East Coast Road)

                     ii.           strongly advocate for the inclusion of a bus turnaround at the Whangaparaoa side of Penlink

                   iii.           fully support the extension of the Rapid Transit Network northwards through greenfield areas, including Dairy Flat, Milldale and Millwater. Including funding for the connectivity between this, Penlink and the existing Public Transport networks in the Hibiscus Coast area, as currently this urban community is heavily reliant on private vehicles

                   iv.           support the replacement of ageing ferries to electric or hydro but also see opportunities in increasing existing services, such as Gulf Harbour, and investigating new service locations such as Browns Bay

                     v.           support the increase in investment for the Frequent Transit Network (FTN), as mentioned in our Hibiscus and Bays Local Board Plan, especially in peak travel times (before and after work) and where they connect business areas and communities. Of note, there is only one FTN service in the Bays

                   vi.           support separated bus lanes for efficient travel, these are essential to incentivise a modal shift to public transport, (this is one of the Hibiscus and Bays highest priority advocacy points, that while out of the scope of the Regional Land Transport Programme, signals intent “that of advocating for four lanes on the Penlink Project in order to accommodate separate bus lanes”)

                  vii.           request an extension of the Cycling Investment Programme to include the East Coast Road arterial route (Northcross to Sunset), and along Oteha Valley Road, to coincide with the investment in Glenvar Road to avoid building a cycleway to nowhere in the latter case

                viii.          request more funding on the edges of new developments (such as Long Bay) to allow for walkways which improve connectivity to significant amenities (in this instance to the Long Bay Regional Park)

                   ix.           recognise the importance of separated cycle lanes rather than just a painted strip on the side of roads. Especially at vulnerable areas around schools and at pinch points such as the south end of Orewa Bridge heading over the river mouth

                     x.           fully support Penlink and urge the project to be delivered as four lanes to sufficiently cater for the current significant congestion and projected growth of Whangaparaoa

                   xi.           support the re-inclusion of and priority given to Glenvar/East Coast roads improvement project for commencement in 2021/2022

                  xii.           request that local buses that terminate at transport hubs, such as the Hibiscus Coast Bus Station, need to be more frequent, and every effort needs to be made to shorten travel time for public transport in congested areas

                xiii.          seek an increase to the bus connections in the Frequent Transit Network from suburbs to park and ride facilities, especially in peak hours, to increase the uptake in public transport use and to control the overflow carpark issues at these facilities

                xiv.          support the decarbonisation of the ferry fleet

                  xv.           support the increased use of red-light cameras and safety barriers, particularly at high-risk accident intersections and intersections near schools

                xvi.          support improving safety near schools. Ensuring that main walking or cycling routes that children use have safe crossing points, low speed limits and driver behaviour is monitored

              xvii.          strongly request more transparent communication to communities on the timelines and phasing of key projects like Glenvar and East Coast roads improvements project

             xviii.          strongly recommend a large increase in budget for footpaths and walkways. The current level of investment is lamentable. Every transport movement includes footpaths. Every person in Auckland uses them, walking is the most environmentally friendly transport mode. Footpaths need far more investment, to become wider, safer, better lit (in environmentally friendly ways), and better connected to amenities

                xix.          seek an increase in funding for footpath and walkway renewals and request that existing paths be upgraded/widened to accommodate multiple modes including shared paths and cycleways

                  xx.           note that many incidents of serious injury (for example, falls) that occur on footpaths and do not involve a vehicle, are not recorded by Auckland Transport, and used as part of the Vision Zero strategy, therefore funding for footpaths is accorded a lower priority

                xxi.          note that the Vision Zero strategy considers actions for pedestrians only in relation to other vehicles, whereas the local board request a higher level of footpath funding to prevent accidents owing to design or maintenance faults, and to prioritise safe walking for those with disabilities and younger Aucklanders

              xxii.          supportive of the Local Board Transport Capital Fund provision to local boards to deliver local projects of importance

             xxiii.          supportive of the reinstatement of the Community Safety Fund, as a delivery fund for small local projects of high impact to the community

             xxiv.          strongly support the continued funding of the Supporting Growth Programme’s work to connect Penlink at its Eastern end with the proposed road network in Redvale, and future walking and cycling connections. Without this funding for connections, there will be fewer modal shift gains to be made from Penlink, as walking and cycling connections terminating at East Coast Road will be perceived to be too dangerous for many

c)           request speaking rights for the chairperson and deputy chairperson at the Regional Transport committee when they consider the Regional Land Transport Plan 2021 to present the local board feedback

d)           request speaking rights for the chairperson and deputy chairperson at the Governing Body when they consider the Regional Land Transport Plan 2021 to present the local board feedback.

CARRIED

 

 

13

Proposal to make a new Public Trading and Events Bylaw

 

Resolution number HB/2021/27

MOVED by Member J Fitzgerald, seconded by Member A Dunn:  

That the Hibiscus and Bays 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

b)note that further investment needs to be made to fund stronger enforcement and compliance of the Public Trading and Events and Filming Bylaw 2022 once it is confirmed and adopted.

CARRIED

 

 

 

 

 

 

14

Public feedback on proposal to make new navigation rules

 

Resolution number HB/2021/28

MOVED by Member G Holmes, seconded by Member J Parfitt:  

That the Hibiscus and Bays 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 the agenda report

b)      support the proposed new Te Kaunihera o Tāmaki Makaurau Ture ā-Rohe Urungi Āhuru 2021 / Auckland Council Navigation Safety Bylaw 2021 and associated controls to be adopted by the Governing Body.

CARRIED

 

Note: Item 15 – Draft Statement of Expectations for Council-controlled Organisations was taken after Item 16 – Proposal to vary the Regional Fuel Tax scheme

 

16

Proposal to vary the Regional Fuel Tax scheme

 

Resolution number HB/2021/29

MOVED by Member J Fitzgerald, seconded by Member L Willis:  

That the Hibiscus and Bays Local Board:

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

b)      support the proposed variation to the 2018 Regional Fuel Tax scheme noting the following feedback:

                       i.           support the increased capital investment in bus and cycle lanes along Rosedale Road towards Rosedale Bus Station

                     ii.           support the ongoing funding of the Safety Programme, as well as the Community Safety Fund

                   iii.           support the addition of investment into minor cycling and micro-mobility capex to upgrade existing painted cycle lanes with more protection for cyclists and other users

                   iv.           continue to support the Glenvar and East Coast roads investment to improve the road corridor and improve walking and cycling lanes, but seek that walking and cycling lanes be extended down East Coast Road between Lonely Track Road and Okura River Road

                     v.           support the use of growth funding for the Wainui improvements including the proposed Highgate Bridge

                   vi.           request that funding be provided from the Regional Fuel Tax scheme for connectivity projects relating to public transport, walking and cycling associated with Penlink that Auckland Transport need to deliver.

CARRIED

 

 

Note: Item 16 – Proposal to vary the Regional Fuel Tax scheme was taken before Item 15 – Draft Statement of Expectations for Council-controlled Organisations

 

 

 

 

15

Draft Statement of Expectations for Council-controlled Organisations

 

Resolution number HB/2021/30

MOVED by Member A Poppelbaum, seconded by Member J Parfitt:  

That the Hibiscus and Bays Local Board:

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

                                 i.           request that consideration be given to potential benefits of separate Statement of Expectations for each Council-controlled Organisation in future

                               ii.           consider that Letters of Expectations provide a useful governance tool for Council-controlled Organisations to respond to emerging issues identified by the Governing Body and request that these be re-instated.

CARRIED

 

 

17

Review of the Code of Conduct - draft revised code

 

Resolution number HB/2021/31

MOVED by Member J Fitzgerald, seconded by Member L Willis:  

That the Hibiscus and Bays Local Board:

a)       support the proposed revised draft Code of Conduct to be adopted by the Governing Body subject to the following feedback:

                                 i.           that an amendment be made to the definition of bullying to show that it is the act of creating an unfair imbalance of power to groups or individuals, and that the action of bullying can be singular or repeated.

CARRIED

 

 

18

Auckland Council's Performance Report: Hibiscus and Bays Local Board for November 2020 to February 2021

 

Resolution number HB/2021/32

MOVED by Member G Holmes, seconded by Member J Fitzgerald:  

That the Hibiscus and Bays Local Board:

a)      receive the performance report for November 2020 to February 2021.

CARRIED

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

19

Addition to the 2021-2022 Hibiscus and Bays Local Board meeting schedule

 

Resolution number HB/2021/33

MOVED by Member A Poppelbaum, seconded by Member L Willis:  

That the Hibiscus and Bays Local Board:

a)      approve the addition of a meeting date to the 2021-2022 Hibiscus and Bays Local Board meeting schedule to accommodate 10-year Budget 2021-2031 timeframes for Wednesday 6 May 2021, 5.00pm at the Orewa Service Centre, 50 Centreway Road, Orewa.

CARRIED

 

 

20

Governance forward work calendar

 

Resolution number HB/2021/34

MOVED by Member J Parfitt, seconded by Member J Fitzgerald:  

That the Hibiscus and Bays Local Board:

a)      receive the governance forward work calendar for April 2021.

CARRIED

 

 

21

Hibiscus and Bays Local Board workshop records

 

Resolution number HB/2021/35

MOVED by Deputy Chairperson V Short, seconded by Member A Dunn:  

That the Hibiscus and Bays Local Board:

a)      note the workshop record for 11 and 25 March 2021.

CARRIED

 

 

 

22        Consideration of Extraordinary Items

 

There was no consideration of extraordinary items.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

23        Procedural motion to exclude the public

Resolution number HB/2021/36

MOVED by Member J Fitzgerald, seconded by Member G Holmes:  

That the Hibiscus and Bays Local Board:

a)      exclude the public from the following part(s) of the proceedings of this meeting.

The general subject of each matter to be considered while the public is excluded, the reason for passing this resolution in relation to each matter, and the specific grounds under section 48(1) of the Local Government Official Information and Meetings Act 1987 for the passing of this resolution follows.

This resolution is made in reliance on section 48(1)(a) of the Local Government Official Information and Meetings Act 1987 and the particular interest or interests protected by section 6 or section 7 of that Act which would be prejudiced by the holding of the whole or relevant part of the proceedings of the meeting in public, as follows:

 

C1       PROPOSED ACQUISITION OF LAND

Reason for passing this resolution in relation to each matter

Particular interest(s) protected (where applicable)

Ground(s) under section 48(1) for the passing of this resolution

The public conduct of the part of the meeting would be likely to result in the disclosure of information for which good reason for withholding exists under section 7.

s7(2)(h) - The withholding of the information is necessary to enable the local authority to carry out, without prejudice or disadvantage, commercial activities.

In particular, the report contains

s7(2)(i) - The withholding of the information is necessary to enable the local authority to carry on, without prejudice or disadvantage, negotiations (including commercial and industrial negotiations).

In particular, the report contains

s48(1)(a)

The public conduct of the part of the meeting would be likely to result in the disclosure of information for which good reason for withholding exists under section 7.

 

 

The text of these resolutions is made available to the public who are present at the meeting and form part of the minutes of the meeting.

CARRIED

 

 

2:51pm            The public was excluded.

 

Resolutions in relation to the confidential items are recorded in the confidential section of these minutes and are not publicly available.

 

3:15pm            The public was re-admitted.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

restatementS

 

It was resolved while the public was excluded:

 

 

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PROPOSED ACQUISITION OF LAND

 

Resolution number HB/2021/37

MOVED by Member J Parfitt, seconded by Member J Fitzgerald:  

That the Hibiscus and Bays Local Board

 

a)     agree that the decision and report remain confidential until the Finance and Performance Committee provide a public report.

CARRIED

 

 

3.15 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 Hibiscus and Bays Local Board HELD ON

 

 

 

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