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, and by videoconference, on Tuesday, 22 June 2021 at 9.30am.

 

present

 

Chairperson

Andrew Baker

 

Deputy Chairperson

Angela Fulljames

 

Members

Malcolm Bell

 

 

Alan Cole

 

 

Sharlene Druyven

 

 

Lance Gedge

On videoconference

 

Amanda Kinzett

 

 

Matthew Murphy

 

 

Logan Soole

 

 

 


Franklin Local Board

22 June 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/2021/82

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, 15 June 2021 as true and correct.

CARRIED

 

5          Leave of Absence

 

There were no leaves of absence.

 

 

6          Acknowledgements

 

5a

Acknowledgement - Patricia Brown

 

Resolution number FR/2021/83

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

That the Franklin Local Board
a)     acknowledge Patricia ‘Nana’ Brown who recently passed.
Trish had a         lifelong involvement with the Order of St John as a voluntary member.

CARRIED

 

Attachments

a     22 June 2021 Franklin Local Board - Acknowledgement of Patricia (Nana) Brown

 

 

7          Petitions

 

There were no petitions.

 


 

 

8          Deputations

 

8.1

Deputation - Life Education Trust Counties Manukau

 

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

 

Resolution number FR/2021/84

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

That the Franklin Local Board:

a)         thank Lincoln Jefferson from the Life Education Trust Counties Manukau for his attendance and presentation.

CARRIED

 

Attachments

a     22 June 2021 Franklin Local Board - Life Education Trust presentation

 

 


8.2

Deputation - Drowning Prevention Auckland - Nicola Keen-Biggelaar

 

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

 

Resolution number FR/2021/85

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

That the Franklin Local Board:

a)      thank Nicola Keen-Bigelaar, CE of Drowning Prevention Auckland, Ants Lowe (Water Safety NZ Funding and Relationship Manager) and Dave Lockwood (YMCA Group Manager Outdoors and Fundraising) for their attendance and presentation on recent work on the Hūnua Falls Water Safety Initiative.

CARRIED

 

Attachments

a     22 June 2021 Franklin Local Board - Drowning Prevention Auckland presentation

 

 

8.3

Deputation - Franklin Gymsports

 

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

 

Resolution number FR/2021/86

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

That the Franklin Local Board:

a)      thank Liz Roozendaal, Vanessa Craig and Michelle Miller from Franklin Gymsports for their attendance and presentation.

CARRIED

 

Attachments

a     22 June 2021 Franklin Local Board - Franklin Gymsports presentation

 

 

9          Public Forum

 

There was no public forum.

 

10        Extraordinary Business

 

There was no extraordinary business.

 

 

11

Franklin Quick Response Round Three and Coastal Rescue Grants 2020/2021 grant allocations

 

Marion Davies was available via videoconference to speak to this item.

 

Resolution number FR/2021/87

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 Quick Response Round Three 2020/2021, listed in Table One below and in Franklin Coastal Rescue Grant 2020/2021, listed in Table Two below.  

Table One: Franklin Quick Response Round Three 2020/2021 grant applications:

Application ID

Organisation

Requesting funding for

Amount proposed

Amount allocated

Comment

QR2103-303

Pukekohe Playcentre

Towards fruit trees, vegetables, a table and play equipment and planter boxes for the playcentre

$2,000.00

$2000.00

 

QR2103-305

Youthline Auckland Charitable Trust

Towards the annual cost for programme resources used by the youth worker team and counsellors from 1 July to 31 December 2021.

$2,000.00

$2000.00

 

QR2103-306

Clevedon School Board of Trustees

Towards ribbons, sashes, rosettes, trophies, badges and engraving for the Agricultural Day at Clevedon School

$2,000.00

$0.00

Declined due to being a school activity and a lower priority for the local board

QR2103-309

Grafton Downs Limited

Towards the event "Light Up TheTown" at Paerata Rise from 4 to 12 December 2021.

$2,000.00

$2000.00

 

QR2103-310

Franklin Tourism Group Incorporated

Towards desktop research, interviews with members and visitors, production of the report and infographics

$2,000.00

$0.0

Declined due to being a lower priority for the local board

QR2103-313

New Zealand Blue Light Ventures Incorporated

Towards the Rainbow’s End Fun Days on 11 September 2021 for disadvantaged youth and youth leaders in the Franklin area.

$1,967.16

$1967.00

 

QR2103-314

Franklin Tourism Group Incorporated

Towards desktop research, design and conducting of the survey and uploading to the webpages

$2,000.00

$0.00

Declined due to being a lower priority for the local board

QR2103-315

Martin Roder

Towards venue hire and advertising signage for “Neurons Parkour Have a Go” programme

$965.00

$965.0

 

QR2103-316

Spud Union Singing Group

Towards venue hire for singing rehearsals

$420.00

$420.00

 

QR2103-318

Anglican Parish of Clevedon

Towards artists fees for a series of four concerts held at St James Church, Ardmore

$2,000.00

$1250.00

Tagged to advertising, setup and lighting

QR2103-319

Trees for Survival Charitable Trust

Towards the purchase of two shade houses for Pukekohe North School for native trees.

$2,000.00

 $2000.00

 

QR2103-323

People First New Zealand Incorporated

Towards operational costs, wages, venue hire, meeting costs, resources, travel, and communications

$1,800.00

$0.0

Decline due to being a lower priority for the local board

QR2103-324

Beachlands Maraetai Pony Club Incorporated

Towards the purchase of arena filler to upgrade the arena surface

$2,000.00

$2000.00

 

QR2103-325

Kokako Lodge Trust

Towards the purchase of climbing safety equipment, harnesses and helmets

$1,541.00

$1541.00

 

QR2103-326

Waiuku Toy Library Incorporated

Towards a bouncy castle and public address system rental, printing of flyers, entertainers, face painting and resources for the Family Fun Day

$1,448.00

$1000.00

 

QR2103-328

Franklin Arts Festival Society Incorporated

Towards the Franklin Arts Festival 2021 at the Pukekohe War Memorial Hall and Steel Gallery including graphic design for the Festival booklet, website, and branding, from 27 September to 10 October 2021.

$2,000.00

$0.00

Decline as the local board has supported the Festival through venue hire costs

QR2103-329

Drury United Football Club

Towards the purchase of 28 playing shirts for two junior teams

$1,958.50

$0.00

Decline as there are other sources of funding available including Gaming Trusts

Total

 

 

$30,099.66

 $18,393.00

 

 

CARRIED

Resolution number FR/2021/88

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

That the Franklin Local Board:

a)         agree to fund, part fund or decline the applications to the Franklin Coastal Rescue Grant 2020.

Table Two: Franklin Coastal Rescue Grant 2020/2021 applications:

 

Application ID

Organisation

Requesting funding for

Amount requested

Amount allocated

 

CR21030001

Waiuku Search and Rescue Association Incorporated

Towards the purchase of a new truck for towing rescue vessels

$101,335.48

$37,500.00

 

CR21030101

Coastguard Maraetai Incorporated

Towards the annual operational expenses

$40,000.00

$37,500.00

 

Total

 

 

$141,335.48

$75,000.00

 

b)        note that the budget for Coastal Rescue Grants is $45,000, and approve the use of $30,000 unallocated budget frm the Franklin Local Board Community Grants Fund to top up the budget and enable the grants as outlined in Table Two above.

CARRIED

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12

Franklin Waterways Protection Fund Round Two 2020/2021 grant allocations

 

Adam Abdeldayam and Wendy D’Arcy were available by video conference to speak to this item.

 

Resolution number FR/2021/89

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

That the Franklin Local Board:

a)      agree to fund, part-fund, or decline each application in the Franklin Waterways Protection Fund Round Two 2020/2021 listed in the following table:

Table One: Franklin Waterways Protection Fund Round Two 2020/2021 grant applications

Application ID

Applicant

Requesting funding for

Amount requested

Eligibility

Comment

FWPF20-21

Islay Investments Limited

Towards the cost of fencing

$33,365.50

$24,629.00

Partial contribution due to  budget restriction

FWPF20-25

Romney Park Limited

Towards the cost of fencing materials, fencing labour, native plants, site preparation and planting labour.

$17,947.05

$17,947.00

 

FWPF20-26

Hopkinson Trust

Towards the cost of fencing, native plants and planting labour.

$22,028.26

$19,155.00

Partial contribution due to budget restriction

FWPF20-29

Grayleen Trust

Towards the cost of fencing, native plants and planting labour.

$14,509.60

$0.00

Working with Auckland Council land advisor and re-applying is recommended

 

 

Total

$87,850.41

 $61,731.00

 

b)        note that available budget for this round is $25,894, and request that $35,837 unallocated budget is identified from within the Parks Sport and Recreation and Arts Culture and Events work programme and reallocated to the Waterways protection fund to top up the Waterways Protection Fund and enable the grants as outlined in table one above.

CARRIED

 

 

13

Approval of the 2021/2022 Franklin Local Board Customer and Community Services work programme

 

Note that an amended Work Programme was tabled as Attachment A to the agenda report. This is available on the Auckland Council website as a minutes attachment.

Coral Timmins,  Debra Langton, Matt Hewood and Helen Biffin were available to speak to this item.

 

Resolution number FR/2021/90

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

That the Franklin Local Board:

a)      approve the 2021/2022 Customer and Community Services work programme and associated budget and approve, in principle, the 2022/2023 and 2023/2024 work programmes (Updated Attachment A as tabled at the business meeting)

b)      approve the Risk Adjusted Programme projects identified in the 2021/2022 Customer and Community Services work programme (Attachment A to the agenda report).

c)      note that funding for the Coastal Renewals, Landslide Prevention, Local Parks and Sports Field Development and the Natural Environment Targeted Rate budgets are subject to approval by the relevant Governing Body committee.

d)      provide the following feedback for consideration by the relevant Governing Body committee on projects funded from the Coastal Renewals, Landslide Prevention, Local Parks and Sports Field Development budgets (Attachment D to the agenda report):

                 i.        Beachlands, 6 Angiangi Crescent – develop new neighbourhood park, ABS: Capex - Growth $600,000 (ref 30036), recommend that the funding is deferred to start in FY22/23. This provides time for Parks Services to complete a service assessment for the park development.

               ii.        Glenbrook, 77 Tahuna Minhinnick Drive – develop new neighbourhood park, ABS: Capex - Growth  $787,019 (ref 26116), recommend that funding is deferred to start in FY22/23. This provides time for Parks Services to complete a service assessment for the park development.

              iii.        Ray Faussett Reserve – develop playground, ABS: Capex – Growth $250,180 (ref 15354), recommend the funding is increased in FY22/23 to $550,000 as the proposed funding is too low and to change project name to ‘develop new neighbourhood park’.

e)      agree that, if the Governing Body approves the changes to the regionally funded projects in accordance with the local board’s feedback above, that these changes are accepted and approved as part of the Franklin Local Board i.e. without further resolution.

CARRIED

 

Attachments

a     22 June 2021 Franklin Local Board - Customer and Community Service Work Programme (updated)

 


 

14

Approval of the 2021/2022 Franklin Local Board Infrastructure and Environmental Services Work Programme

 

Prasanthi Cottingham was available by videoconference to speak to this item.

 

Resolution number FR/2021/91

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

That the Franklin Local Board:

a)      approve its 2021/2022 Infrastructure and Environmental Services work programme and associated budgets, as summarised in the table below (Attachment A to the agenda report):

Activity name

2021/2022 budget for approval

Manukau Harbour Forum

$7,400

Waterways protection fund

$60,000

Industrial Pollution Prevention Programme Pukekohe

$21,000

Pest free Franklin Te Arahikoi

$30,000

Te Korowai o Papatūānuku

$20,000

The C.R.E.S.T Programme

$20,000

Finding Franklin Bats: Te rapu nga pekapeka o Franklin

$10,000

Papakura Stream landowner engagement

$14,600

Waiuku Zero Waste business and community education programme

$60,000

Total

$243,000

b)      approve in principle the 2022/2023 and 2023/2024 Infrastructure and Environmental Services work programmes (Attachment A to the agenda report)

c)      note that the indicative programmes and budgets for 2022/2023 and 2023/2024 are subject to change and will be confirmed on an annual basis through the approval of the respective work programmes.

CARRIED

 


 

15

Approval of the Franklin Local Board Auckland Unlimited work programme 2021/2022

 

Jonathan Sudworth was available via videoconference to speak to this item.

 

Resolution number FR/2021/92

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

That the Franklin Local Board:

a)          approve the Auckland Unlimited work programme 2021/2022 (Attachment A to the agenda report) with the following amendment:

     i)       The Local Economic Broker will deliver a work programme including, but not restricted to:

              Help support development of tourism products eg Glenbrook Railway, Hūnua Trail and the Manukau Heads Lighthouse visitor experience, and further development of Waikato/Auckland Tourism Strategy.

CARRIED

 

 

16

Local Board views on Notices of Requirement for the Drury Arterial Network

 

Resolution number FR/2021/93

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

That the Franklin Local Board:

a)          provide the following local board views on the Notices of Requirement for the Drury Arterial Network, being an alteration to Designation 6707 and four new designations:

i)             The requirement area on State Highway 22 should include sufficient land area to facilitate future treatment of critical intersections including at Great South Road, the intersection of Burberry Road, Jesmond Road and Oira Road

b)      appoint the local board Chair to speak to the local board views at a hearing on the Notices of Requirement

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

CARRIED

 


 

17

Feedback on Equity of Service Levels and Funding Proposals - Draft Report

 

A document  was tabled at the meeting. This is available on the Auckland Council website as a minutes attachment.

Carol McKenzie-Rex spoke to this item.

 

Resolution number FR/2021/94

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

That the Franklin Local Board:

a)      provide feedback to the Joint Governance Working Party on the funding and decision-making proposals set out in the Equity of Service Levels and Funding Proposals – Draft Report as tabled and attached to the minutes.

CARRIED

 

Attachments

a     22 June 2021 Franklin Local Board - Local Board feedback on Equity of Service Levels and Funding Proposals

 

 

 

 

18

Feedback on Hīkina te Kohupara – Kia mauri ora ai te iwi. Transport Emissions: Pathways to Net Zero by 2050 discussion document

 

Resolution number FR/2021/95

MOVED by Member M Murphy, seconded by Member M Bell:  

That the Franklin Local Board:

a)         provide the following input into Auckland Council’s submission on Hīkina te Kohupara – Kia mauri ora ai te iwi - Transport Emissions: Pathways to Net Zero by 2050 discussion document:

Theme 1 – Changing the way we travel

Land use planning:

              i.          support the Ministry of Transport 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.

            ii.          Green-field development areas and rural communities are not serviced by public transport. Roads designed within developments and do not provide sufficient on-street or off-street parking and footpath design guidelines make rural footpaths un-obtainable

           iii.          support developing transport options as they are not developing in parallel to urban development, which is sustaining car-dependency. Communities are not supported to make environmentally sustainable transport choices as most of our residents must travel large distances to access jobs and schools and their transport choices are limitedsuggest a more flexible and pragmatic approach 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

 

Transport investment and Prioritisation

           iv.          support transport investments and prioritisation in developing transport options to address our roads that are too dangerous to walk or cycle and public transport options are either too infrequent to encourage use or not available at all. That means our communities are dependant on cars and that is at odds with Auckland’s Climate Action Plan and is not supported by Auckland’s urban intensification design guidelines and the transport emissions: pathways to net zero.

            v.          support improved Transport services and connections to and from South East Auckland Major infrastructure projects e.g. SH22 project should be delivered so that local interests and improvements can be leveraged for and deliver enhanced well-being for local communities e.g. positive environmental and community outcomes Public transport nodes and dedicated park and ride facilities at Drury, Runciman and Paerata must be designed to service both the urban and surrounding rural communities they will service.

Travel demand management

               vi.            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.

              vii.            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 climate change mitigations then funding would be allocated in investment in EV incentives and infrastructure may be a priority alongside public transport development

            viii.            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 PT services/alternative solutions available to them (the transport choice deprived and physically isolated communities of Auckland).

               ix.            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 neighborhoods 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

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

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

              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 that outlines which projects benefit from revenue generated from congestion charges is critical

Theme 2 – Improving our passenger vehicles

            xiv.            support policies and the investigation into greater incentives for electric/hydrogen vehicles to increase the supply of and demand for clean cars 

              xv.            support the change to electric buses and recognise emissions from buses are extremely small compared to cars and commercial vehicles combined

Theme 3 – Supporting a more efficient freight system

            xvi.            The local board area features elite soils and a strong horticulture industry, large quarries with a wide range of primary production enterprises that provide essential services and products that feed into greater Auckland. The local board understand that heavy vehicles are essential to keep these industries providing services and local jobs for local people

           xvii.            believe that organisations representing heavy vehicle interests are best placed to comment on an equitable approach to heavy vehicle charging

b)    request that the Franklin Local Board feedback be appended to the Auckland Council submission.

CARRIED

 

 

19

Eke Panuku Development Auckland - Franklin Local Board Six-Monthly Report to 31 March 2021

 

Richard Davison was on videoconference to speak to this item

 

Resolution number FR/2021/96

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

That the Franklin Local Board:

a)      receive the Eke Panuku Development Auckland - Franklin Local Board Six-Monthly Report to 31 March 2021.

CARRIED

 

 

20

Resolutions Pending Action - June 2021

 

Resolution number FR/2021/97

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

That the Franklin Local Board:

 

a)         note the Resolutions Pending Action report (Attachment A).

CARRIED

 


 

21

Governance Forward Work Calendar June 2021

 

Resolution number FR/2021/98

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

That the Franklin Local Board:

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

CARRIED

 

 

22

Franklin Local Board workshop records

 

Resolution number FR/2021/99

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

That the Franklin Local Board:

a)      receive the Franklin Local Board workshop records for 4, 11, 18 and 25 May  2021.

CARRIED

 

 

23        Consideration of Extraordinary Items

 

There was no consideration of extraordinary items.

 

 

 

 

10.52am                                             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

 

 

 

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