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, 25 May 2021 at 9.30am.

 

present

 

Chairperson

Andrew Baker

 

Deputy Chairperson

Angela Fulljames

 

Members

Malcolm Bell

 

 

Alan Cole

 

 

Sharlene Druyven

 

 

Amanda Kinzett

 

 

Matthew Murphy

 

 

Logan Soole

 

 

ABSENT

 

Member

Lance Gedge

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Franklin Local Board

25 May 2021

 

 

 

1          Welcome

 

 

The Chair opened the meeting and welcomed everyone present.

 

 

2          Apologies

 

Resolution number FR/2021/60

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

That the Franklin Local Board:

a)         accept the apology from Member Lance Gedge for absence.

CARRIED

 

 

3          Declaration of Interest

 

 

Member Soole declared an interest in Item 12 Franklin Local and Multiboard Grant Round Two 2020/2021 grant allocations: LG2103-203, the Akerei Maresala-Thompson application,-Tula’i Mentoring[GG1] ; and in MB2021-253, KidsCan Trust.

 

Member Druyven declared an interest in Item 13 – Endorsing Business Improvement District targeted rates for 2021/2022.

 

 

4          Confirmation of Minutes

 

Resolution number FR/2021/61

MOVED by Member S Druyven, seconded by Member M Murphy:  

That the Franklin Local Board:

a)         confirm the ordinary minutes of its meeting, held on Tuesday, 4 May 2021, and the ordinary minutes of the 27 April 2021 meeting, as  true and correct.

CARRIED

 

 

5          Leave of Absence

 

 

5.1

Leave of Absence - Chair Andrew Baker

 

Resolution number FR/2021/62

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

That the Franklin Local Board:

a)      approve a leave of absence for Chair Andrew Baker.

CARRIED

 


 

6        Acknowledgements

            6.1

Acknowledgements - Inspector Diane Lane and Senior Sergeant Jono (Jonathon) Chappell of Counties Manukau Police

 

Inspector Diane Lane and Inspector Tony Wakelin were in attendance to receive framed letters of appreciation for Inspector Lane and Senior Sergeant Chappell.

 

 

Resolution number FR/2021/63

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

That the Franklin Local Board:

a)    acknowledge Inspector Diane Lane of Counties Manukau Police for the work she undertook during the COVID-19 lockdowns.

b)    acknowledge Senior Sergeant Jono (Jonathon) Chappell of Counties Manukau Police for the work he undertook during the COVID-19 lockdowns

CARRIED

 

 

7          Petitions

 

There were no petitions.

 

 

8          Deputations

 

8.1

Deputation - Life Education Trust Counties Manukau

 

Secretarial Note: This item has been deferred to 22 June 2021

 

 

8.2

Deputation - The Lighthouse Trust

 

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

 

 

Resolution number FR/2021/64

MOVED by Member S Druyven, seconded by Member M Murphy:  

That the Franklin Local Board:

a)      thank Bill Deed, Chairman, Bruce Russell, Trustee, and Gavin French,  former Chairman, on behalf of the Lighthouse Trust for their attendance and presentation.

CARRIED

 

Attachments

a     25 May 2021 Franklin Local Board - Manukau Heads Lighthouse Trust presentation

 


 

8.3

Deputation - Maraetai Beach Boating Club

 

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

 

 

Resolution number FR/2021/65

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

That the Franklin Local Board:

a)      thank Murray Kimpton, Club Commodore, and Gerry Hamill of the Maraetai Beach Boating Club and for their attendance and presentation.

CARRIED

 

Attachments

a     25 May 2021 Franklin Local Board - Maraetai Beach Boating Club presentation

 

 

8.4

Deputation - Glenbrook VIntage Railway

 

Secretarial note: this item has been deferred to 15 June 2021.

 

 

9          Public Forum

 

Atea Kahukoko introduced herself to the board as the Tuia Mentoring Programme rangatahi for the Franklin Local Board. The Tuia kaupapa is a long-term, intergenerational approach to develop and enhance the way rangatahi contribute to communities and the board participates as part of the Franklin Māori Responsiveness Action Plan. She is being mentored by Member Logan Soole.

 

 

10        Extraordinary Business

 

There was no extraordinary business.

 

 

11

Franklin Transitional Rates Grants

 

Jestine Joseph was in attendance to speak to this item.

 

 

Resolution number FR/2021/66

MOVED by Member A Kinzett, seconded by Member L Soole:  

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 work programme line item, with discretion over its future allocation

c)      request that the board’s grants programme criteria be amended to maintain support for current beneficiaries of the transitional rates grants, to be reviewed in March 2022

d)      request that staff return to the board with options for transitioning beneficiaries from rates grants to other support mechanisms (if needed) prior to March 2022, including a timeline and an appropriate approach to communication with affected community organisations.

CARRIED

 

12

Franklin Local and Multiboard Grant Round Two 2020/2021 grant allocations

 

Member Soole noted that he is on the board of the Pukekohe High School, with reference to the KidsCan Charitable Trust multi-board application and also declared an interest in the Akerei Maresala-Thompson - Tula’i Mentoring programme application. He took no part in discussion or voting on these items at Tables Three and Four.

 

 

Resolution number FR/2021/67

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

That the Franklin Local Board:

a)         agree to fund, part-fund or decline each application in Franklin Local Grants Round Two listed in Table One below.  

Table One: Franklin Local Grants Round Two 2020/2021 grant applications

Application ID

Organisation

Requesting funding for

Amount requested

Allocated

Comment

 

LG2103-202

Rotary Club of Pohutukawa Coast Incorporated Charitable Trust

Towards the Rotary Allfit Coastal Fun Run on 7 November 2021

$7,453.00

$4,500.00

 

 

LG2103-205

Waiuku Toy Library

Towards an outdoor storage shed for the Waiuku Toy Library

$3,250.00

$3,250.00

 

 

LG2103-206

UpsideDowns Education Trust

Towards supporting children with disabilities with speech and language therapy in the Franklin Local Board area

$3,000.00

$0

Decline - Low alignment with local board priorities

 

LG2103-207

Connecting Together

Towards an accessible therapy group for children, including venue hire, fees and wages.

$1,000.00

$0

Decline - Low alignment with local board priorities

 

LG2103-208

New Netball Team Limited

Towards the Northern Comets training venue at the indoor arena at the Bruce Pulman Park.

$2,000.00

$0

Decline - Low alignment with local board priorities

 

LG2103-210

Life Education Trust Counties Manukau

Towards the operational costs for the health and wellbeing courses in Pokeno and Clevedon Schools from 31 June to 26 June 2021.

$4,198.60

$0

Decline - Low alignment with local board priorities

 

LG2103-211

Graeme Dingle Foundation Auckland

Towards the delivery of KidsCan in term two for the Graeme Dingle Foundation at Pukekohe North School.

$3,000.00

$2000.00

 

 

LG2103-212

The Salvation Army New Zealand

Towards a contribution for the fortnightly community meal provided in Tobin Street Pukekohe.

$2,600.00

$2,600.00

 

 

LG2103-213

Youthline Auckland Charitable Trust

Towards a contribution for the Franklin portion of the Youthline Helpline services from 1 June to 31 March 2022.

$5,000.00

$2,000.00

 

 

LG2103-214

Rotary Club of Pukekohe Incorporated Charitable Trust

Towards running costs for a cycling event at the Pukekohe Motorsport track, including venue hire, electronics, sound system, portaloos, website and promotions, ambulance and a mobile payment device.

$10,000.00

$5000.00

 

 

LG2103-215

Whitford Playcentre

Towards bark for the Whitford Playcentre garden.

$3,237.25

$1,600.00

 

 

LG2103-217

Waiuku Museum Society Incorporated

Towards the painting and conservation of the heritage buildings at the Waiuku Museum.

$13,000.00

$13,000.00

 

 

LG2103-218

Joan Loader Knitting Grannies Incorporated

Towards baby wool to knit clothing for babies at Middlemore and wool for knee rugs for elderly patients.

$3,000.00

$2000.00

 

 

LG2103-219

St Andrews Community Trust

Towards artist fees and advertising for the “Sundays at St Andrews" from 6 June 2021 to 1 May 2022.

$2,700.00

$0

Decline - Low alignment with local board priorities

 

LG2103-220

Raukatauri Music Therapy Trust

Towards the venue hire, transport, and therapist fees for the music therapy sessions from 1 June 2021 to 31 May 2022.

$4,885.42

$0

Decline - Low alignment with local board priorities

 

LG2103-221

Bloom Pukekohe

Towards greenhouse shelving for Bloom Pukekohe, a supervised learning programme for people with disabilities.

$2,007.90

$2,000.00

 

 

LG2103-222

Environmental Education for Resource Sustainability Trust

Towards the purchase and delivery of 250 native plants and 20 classroom recycling bins to schools and preschools in Franklin

$1,908.45

$0

Decline - Alternative recycling programmes already in place.

 

LG2103-223

Waiuku Golf and Squash Club

Towards the 100-year centenary mural depicting the history of the golf club.

$2,047.98

$2047.00

 

 

LG2103-224

Pukekohe Christmas Parade Committee

Pukekohe Business Association

Towards the Pukekohe Christmas Parade on 5 December 2021 including St Johns fees and the traffic management plan costs.

$3,654.25

$3,654.00

 

 

LG2103-226

Arogya Mantra

Towards the "Franklin Diwali Delight" a pop-up performance to showcase Indian dance by professional dancers on 30 October 2021.

$10,000.00

$0

Decline - Low local participation opportunities demonstrated

 

LG2103-227

Dream Big Trust

Towards "Dream Big in the Park" in Kennelly and McShane Street parks from 1 July to 6 October 2021, including coaching and mentoring fees, advertising, food, travel, and prizes.

$17,582.00

$5,000.00

 

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LG2103-228

Howick Tourism Incorporated trading as East Auckland Tourism

Towards the 2021 and 2022 social media strategy and campaigns

$30,000.00

$0

Decline – refer to Auckland Unlimited (Tourism) for alternative support mechanism

 

LG2103-230

Howick Tourism Incorporated trading as East Auckland Tourism

Towards design and printing of 10,000 new Franklin and East Auckland tourism maps, 12 months advertising on the times.co.nz website and the12 month East Auckland application fee

$10,000.00

$0

Decline – refer to Auckland Unlimited (Tourism)

 

LG2103-231

Howick Tourism Incorporated trading as East Auckland Tourism

Towards the coordinator remuneration for East Auckland Tourism from 1 July to 31 December 2021.

$5,000.00

$0

Decline – refer to Auckland Unlimited (Tourism)

 

LG2103-232

Howick Tourism Incorporated trading as East Auckland Tourism

Towards the six-month maintenance of the search engine and optimisation of the advertising activity and updating the East Auckland Tourism website

$6,000.00

$0

Decline – refer to Auckland Unlimited (Tourism)

 

LG2103-234

New Zealand Council of Victim Support Groups Incorporated

Towards the victim support volunteer programme in Pukekohe

$4,000.00

$4000.00

 

 

Total

 

 

$170,524.85

$52,651.00

 

 

CARRIED

 


 

 

 

 

Resolution number FR/2021/68

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

That the Franklin Local Board:

b)        agree to fund, part-fund or decline each application in Franklin Multiboard Grants Round Two listed in Table Two below.  

Table Two: Franklin Local Grants Round Two 2020/2021 multi-board grant applications:

Application ID

Organisation

Requesting funding for

Amount requested

Allocated

Comment

MB2021-210

YMCA North Incorporated

Towards the delivery cost of three, week long, sports camps for South Auckland intermediate schools

$10,000.00

$0

Decline - Low alignment with local board priorities

MB2021-211

Auckland Events Company Limited

Towards the logistical costs to deliver the “Food Truck Series” event at various locations between September 2021 and April 2022

$1,212.00

$0

Decline - Low alignment with local board priorities

MB2021-214

Auckland Softball Association Incorporated

Towards operating expenses for the Auckland Softball Association

$3,000.00

$0

Decline - Low alignment with local board priorities

MB2021-221

Habitat for Humanity Northern Region Limited

Towards heating items, volunteer costs and transport for whanau winter warming packs from 1 June 2021 to 30 September 2021

$2,000.00

$0

Decline - Low alignment with local board priorities

MB2021-228

Re-Creators Charitable Trust

Towards the costs for upcycling workshops and to provide educational services in the local board area

$4,766.00

$4,766.00

 

MB2021-245

The Operating Theatre Trust

Towards free theatre tickets for low decile school and early childhood centre children from 25 September 2021 to 31 November 2021

$2,174.00

$0

Decline - Low alignment with local board priorities

MB2021-267

OUTLine New Zealand Incorporated

Towards a portion of general operating expenses including telephone and internet costs, printing, insurance, clinical supervision wages, training fees and volunteer costs.

$2,000.00

$0

Decline - Low alignment with local board priorities

Total

 

 

$30,152.00

$4,766

 

 

CARRIED

 

 

 

Resolution number FR/2021/69

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

That the Franklin Local Board:

a)         agree to fund, part fund or decline each application in Franklin Local Grants Round Two 2020/2021, listed in Table Three below.

Table Three: Franklin Local Grants Round Two 2020/2021 grant applications:

Application ID

Organisation

Requesting funding for

Amount requested

Proposed

Eligibility

LG2103-203

Akerei-Maresala-Thomson

A & K Thomson Limited

Towards the operational costs for the Tula’i Mentoring Programme in Pukekohe High School from 21 July to 16 December 2021.

$10,000.00

$0

Decline - Low alignment with local board priorities

 

 

 

 

$0

 

 

CARRIED

 

Resolution number FR/2021/70

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

That the Franklin Local Board:

a)         agree to fund, part fund or decline each application in Franklin Multiboard Grants  Round Two 2020/2021, listed in Table Four below.

Table Four: Franklin Multiboard Round Two 2020/2021 grant applications:

Application ID

Organisation

Requesting funding for

Amount requested

Proposed

Eligibility

MB2021-253

KidsCan Charitable Trust

Towards programme items including food, raincoats, shoes and socks for children attending the KidsCan low decile partner schools within the Auckland region

$5,000.00

$5,000.00

Tagged to activities in Franklin Local Board area

Total

 

 

 

$5,000

 

 

CARRIED

 

 

13

Endorsing Business Improvement District (BID) targeted rates for 2021/2022

 

Member Druyven noted a conflict of interest in this item and took no part in the discussion or voting. Gill Plume was in attendance via videoconference.

 

 

Resolution number FR/2021/71

MOVED by Member A Cole, seconded by Member A Kinzett:  

That the Franklin Local Board:

a)      recommends to the Governing Body the setting of the targeted rates for inclusion in the Annual Budget 2021/2022 for the following Business Improvement District (BID) programme:

i.       $462,000 for Pukekohe Business Association.

ii.      $135,025 for Waiuku Business and Development Association.

 

CARRIED

 


 

 

 

14

Economic Development Action Plan: Draft for feedback

 

Resolution number FR/2021/72

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

That the Franklin Local Board:

a)      receive the draft Economic Development Action Plan: Council’s role in Auckland’s recovery 2021-24.

b)      provide the following feedback for consideration in the final draft Economic Development Action Plan: Council’s role in Auckland’s recovery 2021-24:

     i)        note with disappointment the absence of any reference to the part local boards play in setting and delivering Auckland’s strategic priorities (alongside the Auckland Plan through local board plans). The board suggests that local economic opportunities, as identified and funded by local boards, represent a lever that is unrecognised by this action plan

    ii)        acknowledge the primary constraint of the Economic Development Action Plan as being the inability to fund new initiatives in the context of the Auckland Council recovery budget, and support the approach whereby the Council whanau use existing levers to stimulate economic development and recovery

   iii)        support the principle that the plan should respond to communities of greatest need; however do not concur with the interpretation of ‘greatest need’ as being assessed solely on low income and skill levels. Deprivation through isolation is also an issue. Unreliable mobile and internet connectivity, poor transport choices and therefore compromised access to customer bases and city services, continue to deprive Auckland’s isolated and rural communities from contributing to Auckland’s economy

   iv)        note with disappointment that Auckland’s rural economy is ignored by the plan, which assumes the solution to current challenges remain focused on continued investment in centralised big-business and urban-based interventions. The board suggests that Auckland has other advantages, including large areas of elite soils and a wide variety of quality food production enterprises, that would warrant further investment and leverage

    v)        the opportunity to spread Auckland activity beyond the city centre continues to be poorly articulated. The significant green-field development in the Drury area offers an opportunity to establish or attract a new future-facing industry centres and expand existing industry and employment generators parallel with urban development and population growth

   vi)        note that the report assumes a returning to “business as usual” post COVID-19 lockdowns, rather than leveraging new behaviors and opportunities in the way Aucklanders work, educate, recreate and travel

 vii)        request the plan be re-written and formatted to provide a more innovative and inspiring blueprint for Auckland’s economic development.

CARRIED

 


 

 

 

15

Local Board Views on Plan Change 60 - Open Space (2020) and Other Rezoning Matters

 

Resolution number FR/2021/73

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

That the Franklin Local Board:

a)        provide local board views on Plan Change 60 - Open Space (2020) and Other Rezoning Matters.

i)       support the rezoning of reserve status for 67 East Street, Pukekohe (Map 86) and Princes Street West, Pukekohe (Map 87)

ii)      note that it is the board’s expectation the Kāinga Ora will engage with the Franklin Local Board early on any developments within the Franklin Local Board area with a view to working together to address any challenges or opportunities

b)      decline the opportunity to speak to the local board views at a hearing on Plan Change 60.

CARRIED

 

 

16

Draft Auckland Fire Plan 2021-2024

 

Resolution number FR/2021/74

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

That the Franklin Local Board:

a)      note the draft Auckland Fire Plan provided by Fire and Emergency New Zealand

b)      provide the following local board views on the draft Auckland Fire Plan 2021-2024:

                 i)    suggest that localized fire season extensions (above and beyond the standard dates used to vary from open / restricted / open ) be enabled to reflect differing risks and geographic size of Auckand.

                ii)    suggest inclusion of information as to collection of data from other sources such as NIWA and approved private weather stations to inform the Remote Automated Weather System network and to enable fire weather capture in areas such as Awhitu Peninsula.

              iii)    support the suggestion that Auckland Council collaborate with Fire and Emergency New Zealand to assist with entry to properties and warranted officers of the Council and manage fire risk from overgrown vegetation etc.

              iv)    note that Auckland Council need to facilitate appropriate access to reticulated water in areas of rural urban interface such as Beachands, Maraetai and Whitford

                v)    note that Auckland Council and Auckland Transport need to ensure an ability for appliances and tankers where needed to travel down narrow streets through appropriate design standards

              vi)    request a  commitment from Fire & Emergency NZ to provide bulk water tankers for rural areas and in particular Pohutukawa Coast where there are also urban areas without reticulated water.

vii) suggest that Fire & Emergency NZ work with Auckland Council on a mechanism to encourage appropriate fittings on rural water tanks to allow for easy access for rural fire-fighting eg via the building consent process.

CARRIED

 

 

17

Classification of Reserves, Barber Road Bombay and Bremner Road Drury

 

Resolution number FR/2021/75

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

That the Franklin Local Board:

a)      approve the classification of Lot 10 DP 134365, comprised in Record of Title NA99C/353 and containing 1.2569ha at Barber Road Bombay, as a local purpose wastewater treatment reserve, pursuant to section 16(2A) of the Reserves Act 1977

b)      approve the classification of Lot 4 DP 113113, comprised in Record of Title 940429, and containing 2.3700ha, at Bremner Road, Drury, as a local purpose esplanade reserve, pursuant to section 16(2A) of the Reserves Act 1977.

CARRIED

 

 

18

Approval for a new private road name at 536 Papakura-Clevedon Road, Ardmore

 

Resolution number FR/2021/76

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

That the Franklin Local Board:

a)      approves the name Aidens Way for the new private road (a right of way) created by way of subdivision at 536 Papakura-Clevedon Road, Ardmore, in accordance with section 319(1)(j) of the Local Government Act 1974 (resource consent reference SUB60347669).

CARRIED

 

 

19

Acknowledging the change in location for three new public road names and one new private road name at 741 & 801 Paerata Rise, Pukekohe, by Grafton Downs Limited

 

Resolution number FR/2021/77

MOVED by Member A Cole, seconded by Member A Kinzett:  

That the Franklin Local Board:

a)      acknowledges the change in location of the four approved roads and names within Stage 5 of the Paerata Rise subdivision at 741 & 801 Paerata Rise, Pukekohe (resource consent reference SUB60338930 and BUN60338879) as follows:

i)       Rosslands Avenue (Road 3, changed from a loop road to a cul-de-sac)

ii)      Garth Ross Lane (Road 4, changed location as used to be Road 5)

iii)     Tabernacle Street (Road 5, changed location as used to Road 4)

iv)     Routeburn Lane (COAL 1, no changes but included for completeness of Stage 5 amendments).

CARRIED

 

 

20

Urgent Decision by Franklin Local Board to provide feedback towards a governing body submission on congestion pricing in Auckland

 

Resolution number FR/2021/78

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

That the Franklin Local Board:

a)      note the urgent decision on 7 May 2021 towards a governing body submission on congestion charging in Auckland; with input as follows:

·  support in principle the implementation of congestion pricing in Auckland with the following feedback to be considered in the development of Auckland Council’s submission to the Transport and Infrastructure Committee inquiry into congestion pricing in Auckland:

i)          support congestion charging as a full replacement to the Regional Fuel Tax as the preferred option noting point (ii) below. If not adopted, as a minimum, the congestion charge should offset the Regional Fuel Tax to enable faster delivery of much needed safety and improvements in areas outside the city centre.

ii)         suggest that a clear purpose for implementing congestion charging is critical. The primary driver for congestion charging should inform how revenue is used. For example, if the primary driver is to accelerate delivery of the Auckland Transport Alignment Project (ATAP), including climate change mitigations identified within, then funding would be allocated to a mix of roading, public transport and active transport projects. If the primary driver is to reduce emissions, then investment in electric vehicle (EV) incentives and infrastructure may be a priority alongside public transport development.

iii)        note that a congestion charge will create equity issues both in terms of those who cannot afford the implications of congestion charging (financial deprivation), but also those who don’t have existing public transport (PT) services/alternative solutions available to them - the transport choice deprived and physically isolated communities of Auckland.

iv)        note that effective and accessible public transport services and public transport infrastructure beyond the central area/what is planned within the Regional Land Transport Plan (RLTP) will need to be a priority to enable uptake of transport alternatives e.g. park and ride, rapid transit, cross-city network enhancement - to ensure equity

v)         note that Auckland’s linear transport system is a unique issue that needs to be considered in the design of the congestion charging system. There is a risk of creating ‘rat-runs’ through established neighbourhoods as users avoid charging gateways. This would create a need for additional roading investment (to make these routes fit for purpose) and generate unintended quality of life implications for residents. Work that considers how similar challenges were addressed in overseas examples should be undertaken.

vi)        support congestion charging being implemented initially in the central city, staged to coincide with the opening of the City Rail Link (CRL), noting that transport options to the city centre are already available for high population areas. There should be no assumption however that initial expenditure is based in that central area where there are already services in place

vii)       agree that congestion charges/tolls should be considered to fund new roading projects and projects in early development e.g. Mill Road and Pukekohe expressway

                      vii)          express concern at possible operating cost of technology using the existing tolling systems (gantry mounted plate recognition cameras) and suggest that more modern and cost-efficient methods are investigated as alternatives to maximise return on the scheme e.g. GPS in cars and phones as used in Singapore

ix)        support exemptions for trailers, emergency vehicles, public transport network buses and motorcycles. Would consider pricing that supports equity, including for those groups that are financially deprived or that are transport-option-deprived

x)         believe that organisations representing heavy vehicle interests are best placed to comment on equitable approach to heavy vehicle charging

xi)        suggest that Auckland Transport (AT) lead the development of the project as the agency best-placed to understand local constraints and implications

xii)       support charging occurring between times of the day where congestion and current demand is greatest e.g. charging between 6.30am and 7.00pm or similar

xiii)      note that like the Regional Fuel Tax, clear and publicly accessible communication outlining which projects benefit from revenue generated from congestion charges is critical.

b)       note that staff anticipate that the council will continue to be involved in this work as a full decision-making partner and request that staff ensure that local boards are enabled and supported to fully participate and engage in the project on behalf of local communities.

CARRIED

 


 

 

21

Urgent Decision by Franklin Local Board to provide feedback on the draft Decision-making Responsibilities of Auckland Council's Governing Body and local boards policy

 

Resolution number FR/2021/79

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

That the Franklin Local Board:

a)   note the Urgent Decision made on 6 May 2021, which endorsed the draft Decision-making Responsibilities of Auckland Council’s Governing Body and local boards policy with the following feedback:

i)          continue to advocate for any changes to allocating decisions that will support improved council-controlled organisations (CCO) engagement with local board and communities

ii)         continue to advocate for changes to the policy that will enable operational efficiencies and improved community outcomes e.g. by aligning regional parks and local parks programmes and regional and local environmental programmes. Note that a change to allocated decision making may be required to facilitate this

iii)        note that property rationalisation and optimisation are not simply financial processes, and that generally (with some exceptions e.g. perhaps in the city-centre), implications and opportunities are largely at the local level. The board maintains that local boards are best placed to make decisions on rationalisation and optimisation, except by exception

iv)        note that many comments raised by local boards reflect a poor staff understanding of council’s decision-making policy and allocations, and request that staff are trained in the allocation of decision-making so that they can implement it effectively

v)         requests that the council organisation as a whole, including council-controlled organisations (CCOs), resource the allocation of decision-making appropriately, as it often feels that organisational advice, support, and delivery prioritises regional decision-making.

CARRIED

 

 

22

Governance Forward Work Calendar April 2021

 

Resolution number FR/2021/80

MOVED by Member M Murphy, seconded by Member A Kinzett:  

That the Franklin Local Board:

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

CARRIED

 


 

 

23

Franklin Local Board workshop records

 

Resolution number FR/2021/81

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

That the Franklin Local Board:

a)      receive the Franklin Local Board workshop records for 6, 13, 20, and 27 April 2021.

CARRIED

 

 

24        Consideration of Extraordinary Items

 

There was no consideration of extraordinary items.

 

 

 

 

10.33am                                             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:.......................................................


 [GG1]Not sure this is the application he declared an interested in?