Rodney Local Board

 

OPEN MINUTES

 

 

Minutes of an extraordinary meeting of the Rodney Local Board held in the Council Chamber, Orewa Service Centre, 50 Centreway Road, Orewa on Wednesday, 5 May 2021 at 1.30pm.

 

present

 

Chairperson

Phelan Pirrie

 

Deputy Chairperson

Beth Houlbrooke

 

Members

Brent Bailey

 

 

Steve Garner

 

 

Danielle Hancock

 

 

Tim Holdgate

 

 

Louise Johnston

 

 

Colin Smith

 

 


Rodney Local Board

05 May 2021

 

 

 

1          Welcome

 

The Chairperson opened the meeting and welcomed those in attendance.

 

2          Apologies

 

Resolution number RD/2021/233

MOVED by Deputy Chairperson B Houlbrooke, seconded by Member B Bailey:  

That the Rodney Local Board:

a)         accept the apology from Member Vicki Kenny for absence.

CARRIED

 

 

3          Declaration of Interest

 

Member D Hancock declared an interest in Item 10  - Decision-making responsibilities clause b) - note and support Governing Body responsibility for the stormwater network, including catchment management plans, the Te Arai Drainage District, the Okahukura Drainage Area, and the Glorit Drainage District, as her employer New Zealand Biodiversity Services Limited performs maintenance of the drains on behalf of the council.

 

4          Leave of Absence

 

There were no leaves of absence.

 

5          Acknowledgements

 

There were no acknowledgements.

 

6          Petitions

 

There were no petitions.

 

7          Deputations

 

There were no deputations.

 

8          Public Forum

 

There was no public forum.

 

9          Extraordinary Business

 

There was no extraordinary business.

 

 

10

Decision-making responsibilities policy

 

Resolution number RD/2021/234

MOVED by Deputy Chairperson B Houlbrooke, seconded by Member B Bailey:  

That the Rodney Local Board:

a)         endorse the draft Decision-making Responsibilities of Auckland Council’s Governing Body and local boards policy and acknowledge the local board’s previous feedback on the allocations and delegations in the decision-making policy, notably:

i)          consider allocating operational management and maintenance of regional parks to local boards as the relationship between local and regional parks and the potential efficiencies and investment decisions would be better achieved locally

ii)         allocate to local boards town centre strategy and policy in addition to the maintenance and improvements of the local street environment and local centres to enable local boards to respond to growth and influence the outcomes their communities are seeking and note and support Governing Body responsibility for the stormwater network.

CARRIED

 

Resolution number RD/2021/235

MOVED by Deputy Chairperson B Houlbrooke, seconded by Member C Smith:  

That the Rodney Local Board:

b)        note and support Governing Body responsibility for the stormwater network, including catchment management plans, the Te Arai Drainage District, the Okahukura Drainage Area, and the Glorit Drainage District.

CARRIED

Member D Hancock delared an interest in this item and took no part in discussion or voting on this matter.

 

 

11

Local board consultation feedback and input into the 10-year Budget 2021-2031

 

Resolution number RD/2021/236

MOVED by Member B Bailey, seconded by Member D Hancock:  

That the Rodney Local Board:

a)      receive consultation feedback on the proposed Rodney Local Board priorities and activities for 2021/2022 and key advocacy initiatives for 2021-2031

 

b)      receive consultation feedback on regional topics in the 10-year Budget 2021-2031 from people and organisations based in the Rodney Local Board area

 

c)      request the conversion of the local board’s $1millon One Local Initiative LDI capex funding in FY 2024/2025 to ABS opex funding across the next four financial years (FY2021/2022 – FY 2024/2025) to enable the local board to continue the delivery of the Kumeū-Huapai indoor courts facility via a private partnership

 

d)      note that looking at alternative ways of delivering services other than council building and operating assets aligns with Auckland Council’s Community Investment proposal in the 10-year budget. 

 

e)    approve the following advocacy initiatives for inclusion (as an appendix) to its                     2021/2022 Local Board Agreement:

i)       provide funding to continue progressing the delivery of the Rodney Local Board’s one local initiative, the Kumeū-Huapai indoor courts facility

ii)      seek approval for sufficient funding for Auckland Transport to renew and maintain 12 per cent of Auckland’s roading network each year to ensure safe, well-maintained roads

iii)     seek approval for $121million in funding for Auckland Transport’s Unsealed Roads Improvement Programme to improve unsealed roads through strengthening and other methods.

CARRIED

 

Resolution number RD/2021/237

MOVED by Deputy Chairperson B Houlbrooke, seconded by Member D Hancock:  

That the Rodney Local Board:

f)       provide the following feedback as input on regional topics in the proposed 10-  year Budget 2021-2031 to the Governing Body:

ii)      support the $150 million of additional investment to accelerate climate change action

iii)     request that increased public transport options are provided across the Rodney Local Board area to support climate change actions, noting the shortage of public transport currently available, and that the current service provision is infrequent and largely driven by the Rodney Local Board Transport Targeted Rate

iv)     request improvements to the roading network across Rodney which will also support better climate change outcomes

v)      support the extension of the Water Quality Targeted Rate from 2028 to 2031 and the provision of an additional $150 million

vi)     do not support an increase to the Water Quality Targeted Rate

vii)    support the extension to the Natural Environment Target Rate from 2028 to 2031 and the provision of an additional $107 million

viii)   do not support changes to the urban rating area as proposed in the Rodney Local Board area, as amenity and service levels are inadequate and do not meet an urban standard that would justify any amendment to the urban rating area

ix)     support the Māori Outcomes Fund and the provision of $150 million investment over the next 10 years.

CARRIED

 

Resolution number RD/2021/238

MOVED by Member B Bailey, seconded by Member C Smith:  

That the Rodney Local Board:

g)        support a one-off five per cent rates increase for one year without which the Rodney Local Board would be unable to deliver its work programme and progress its advocacy priorities.

A division was called for, voting on which was as follows:

For

Member B Bailey

Member S Garner

Member D Hancock

Deputy Chairperson B Houlbrooke

Member L Johnston

Chairperson P Pirrie

Against

Member T Holdgate

Member C Smith

Abstained

 

The motion was declared carried by 6 votes to 2.

CARRIED

 

 

12        Consideration of Extraordinary Items

 

There was no consideration of extraordinary items.

 

 

 2.07pm                                              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 Rodney Local Board HELD ON

 

 

 

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