Franklin Local Board

 

OPEN MINUTES

 

 

 

Minutes of a meeting of the Franklin Local Board held via videoconference on Tuesday, 24 August 2021 at 9.30am. Either a recording or a written summary of the meeting will be published to the Auckland Council website.

 

present

 

Chairperson

Andrew Baker

 

Deputy Chairperson

Angela Fulljames

 

Members

Malcolm Bell

 

 

Alan Cole

 

 

Sharlene Druyven

 

 

Lance Gedge

 

 

Amanda Kinzett

 

 

Matthew Murphy

 

 

Logan Soole

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

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/2021/113

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

That the Franklin Local Board:

a)         confirm the ordinary minutes of its meeting, held on Tuesday, 27 July 2021, including the confidential section, as a true and correct record.

CARRIED

 

 

5          Leave of Absence

 

 

There were no leaves of absence.

 

 

6          Acknowledgements

 

6.1

Acknowlegement - Barry McAlley

 

Resolution number FR/2021/114

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

That the Franklin Local Board:

 

a)    acknowledge the passing of Barry McAlley of Clevedon. Barry was instrumental in having Manukau City Council purchase the Munro land for the use by the Clevedon A&P Society and turning the old show grounds into sports fields. Barry was a member of the Royal Agricultural Society. He served over 40 years on the Clevedon A&P Show committee, was a member of the Clevedon School PTA, Clevedon Lions, President of the Clevedon Branch of the NZ National Party and similarly as chairman of the Clevedon Branch of Federated Farmers. Later he served a spell as President of Auckland Federated Farmers and recently received a life membership from Federated Farmers New Zealand.

 

CARRIED

 

 

 

7          Petitions

 

There were no petitions.

 

 

8          Deputations

 

NOTE: both deputations have agreed to be deferred to the September meeting.

 

8.1

Deputation - Paul Devening, CommUnity Funds NZ

 

 

 

 

8.2

Deputation - Peter Zanzottera, Counties Manukau Cricket Association

 

 

 

 

9          Public Forum

 

There was no public forum.

 

10        Extraordinary Business

 

There was no extraordinary business.

 

 


11

Franklin School Swimming Pool 2021/2022 grant applications

 

Marion Davies was in attendance to speak to this item. The board thanked her for her work on learning that this was her last week with Auckland Council.

 

Resolution number FR/2021/115

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

That the Franklin Local Board:

a)      agree to fund, or decline each application in Franklin School Swimming Pool Fund 2021/2022, as outlined in table one below:

Table One: Franklin School Swimming Pool grant applications

Application ID

Organisation

Requesting funding for

Amount requested

Granted

Comment

SP220301

Hunua School Board of Trustees

Towards costs of pool maintenance, chemicals, monitoring and testing for Hunua School pool

$2,000.00

$2,000.00

 

SP220302

Mauku School Board of Trustees

Towards Mauku School swimming pool expenses for the 2021/2022 summer period

$2,000.00

$2,000.00

 

SP220303

Valley School Board of Trustees

Towards chemicals and maintenance for the Valley School pool

$2,000.00

$2,000.00

 

SP220304

Clevedon School Board of Trustees

Towards funding for the operational expenses for the Clevedon School swimming pool

$2,000.00

$2,000.00

 

SP220305

Ararimu School

Towards the maintenance and chemicals for Ararimu School

$2,000.00

$2,000.00

 

SP220306

Awhitu District School Board of Trustees

Towards chemicals and maintenance costs for the Awhitu District School pool

$2,000.00

$2,000.00

 

SP220307

Glenbrook School

Towards chemicals and maintenance costs for Glenbrook School swimming pool

$2,000.00

$2,000.00

 

SP220308

Alfriston School Board of Trustees

Towards chemicals and testing equipment for Alfriston School.

$2,000.00

$2,000.00

 

SP220309

Beachlands School

Towards chemicals and maintenance of the Beachlands School pool

$2,000.00

$2,000.00

 

SP220310

Waiau Pa School Board of Trustees

Towards the costs of chemicals and maintenance of the school pool over the summer period

$2,000.00

$2,000.00

 

SP220311

Te Hihi School Board of Trustees

Towards the cost of chemicals and maintenance for the 2021/2022 summer period at Te Hihi School pool

$2,000.00

$2,000.00

 

SP220312

Maraetai Beach School

Towards maintenance and upkeep of Maraetai School pool

$2,000.00

$2,000.00

 

SP220313

Ramarama School

Towards the repair of cracks for the Ramarama School swimming pool

$2,000.00

$0.00

Funding is not intended for fixed asset repairs

Total

 

 

$26,000.00

 $24,000

 

 

b)          request that, in confirming application outcomes, staff reiterate the purpose of the fund to applicants, and their obligations in accepting funding i.e. to acknowledge local board support and to actively make the pool accessible to the wider community (not just the school community).

CARRIED

 

 


12

Proposal to make a new Freedom Camping in Vehicles Bylaw

 

Georgina Gilmour spoke to this item on behalf of Rebekah Foreman

 

Resolution number FR/2021/116

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

That the Franklin Local Board:

a)         do not support the draft Statement of Proposal in Attachment A of this agenda report to make a new Te Kaunihera o Tāmaki Makaurau Te Ture ā-Rohe Noho Puni Wātea ā-Waka 2022 / Auckland Council Freedom Camping in Vehicles Bylaw 2022 for public consultation on the basis that the proposed bylaw excludes all reserves, including those that are suitable sites for Freedom Camping.

b)        note that the board considers that the suggestion to exclude all reserves is being driven by an urban lens and does not adequately consider the best interests of the communities occupying sixty-nine per cent of Auckland’s land mass (Franklin and Rodney local board areas).

c)       request that the Governing Body amends its direction to exclude all reserves from the Auckland Council Freedom Camping in Vehicles Bylaw 2022 for the following reasons:

                           i)        prohibition of freedom camping at suitable and popular reserve sites will restrict the number of desirable sites for freedom/responsible camping in Auckland. The board notes that lack of supply has been expressed as an area of concern in the proposed bylaw

                          ii)        prohibition of freedom camping at popular and suitable reserves may result in increased nuisance to locals as a result of campers parking in local reserves in more built up areas or ‘makeshift’ places as an alternative to utilising reserves that are both attractive and suitable

                         iii)        the Franklin Local Board area has limited accommodation for tourists. Camping provides tourists with opportunity to holiday in attractive destinations they would otherwise have limited access to, including suitable reserves

                         iv)        prohibiting responsible camping in otherwise suitable reserves will undermine local tourism and associated local economic opportunity in our isolated communities, undermining local prosperity and exacerbating deprivation through isolation already experienced in communities on the fringe of Auckland

                          v)        availability and generation of local jobs, including those in support of local tourism activity, is a positive response to Auckland’s climate plan, economic development action plan and supports the strong and healthy communities envisaged within the Auckland Plan, and the board requests support from the governing body to realise that opportunity

                         vi)        although staff have advised that it is possible to consider enabling access to specific sites later, the board considers it is unlikely to be progressed as a priority unless it is facilitated through and required by the bylaw.

d)request that the Governing Body amend its direction so that:

                             i)             local boards are enabled, with urgency, to nominate specific suitable reserves as responsible camping sites should they wish to e.g. Hamilton’s Gap on the Awhitu peninsula

                            ii)             nominated reserves are named as exceptions to the principle of blanket exclusion of Reserves within the draft Freedom Camping Bylaw and tested with the public as part of the consultation material

                           iii)             on adoption, work to amend the relevent reserve management plans to reflect support for freedom camping progress as a priority to enable responsible camping at these sites. The board suggests that as public consultation on the proposed change to specific reserve plans will have taken place through the bylaw consultation process, the process to amend nominated reserve plans is likley to be more efficient in terms of cost and resource than if work were to be undertaken restrospectively.

e)       support the inclusion of the general rules as outlined in the draft bylaw

f)          support restricted freedom camping at the Waiuku library; however request that consultation tests five days as the proposed limit of stay rather than the proposed three days, noting the importance of camping tourism to the Waiuku economy, with a view to being informed by local preferences

g)support the prohibition of camping on the Maraetai foreshore; however request that the reserve area also prohibited under the Reserves Act (foreshore from Maraetai to North Road) is also referenced in consultation material for clarity

h)        request that Colson Lane is also included within the Maraetai Foreshore prohibited area

i)        expresses concern that Auckland Council is not adequately resourced to enforce the Freedom Camping Bylaw, particularly in areas likely to be most attractive to tourists, noting that the current enforcement framework endorsed by the governing body has an enforcement service level of three days to address camping breaches in areas outside the central area.

j)          suggest the name of the bylaw is changed to reflect the expectation of campers and the intent of the bylaw i.e. that it is changed to the Responsible Camping Bylaw

CARRIED

 

 

13

Franklin Local Board request to AT for Parking Controls on Adams Drive to Lisle Farm Drive: August 2021

 

Resolution number FR/2021/117

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

That the Franklin Local Board:

a)      request that Auckland Transport initiate a formal consultation process to install parking controls -  No Stopping at All Times (NSAATs) - on Adams Drive and Lisle Farm Drive without further delay, noting that the board has indicated strong support for this proposal within the community, and report back the results of the consultation to the local board.

CARRIED

 

 

14

Urgent Decision - Provide local board feedback for inclusion in Auckland Council’s submission on the Government Policy Statement on Housing and Urban Design

 

Resolution number FR/2021/118

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

That the Franklin Local Board:

a)         note the urgent decision completed on 26 July 2021 to support the overall intent of Auckland Council’s submission on the Government Policy Statement on Housing and Urban Design with the following feedback on the substantive points raised:

Auckland’s growth and urban form brings challenges and opportunities

i)          support the development of an intensified urban form within 1000 meters of a rapid transit station, however note that transport options outside of the city centre are not developing in parallel to urban development.

ii)         note that car-dependency for rural communities will remain a reality for those with limited or no access to public transport and recommend that these communities must be either

·   accommodated through the planning process e.g. through fit for purpose park and ride facilities

·   supported through the design process i.e. in greenfield development design standards that require sufficient road size width for on-street or off-street parking and space for public transport and or emergency services, as well as appropriate pathways be created to enable rural communities to walk and cycle.

·   that public transport services be prioritised for areas without current services so that these communities have this option.

iii)        request that protection of elite soils and primary production enterprise are prioritised over urban development opportunities to protect food supply resilience i.e. protect from the effects of urban encroachment.

iv)        note that while the submission mentions the need for housing to be linked to local employment opportunities, suggest that education provision should also be considered as this is a critical development factor, especially place-specific skills training i.e. Agritech in rural area, other trade skills, economic development and schools and further training locations.

Better alignment between Government policies and strategies is needed

v)         note that a range of National Policy Statement documents are being done in isolation from one-another. This undermines local government’s ability to respond effectively as envisaged by the Auckland Council shared governance structure, and marginalizes local perspectives i.e. Auckland Council analysis of proposed national policy is centred on urban and regional issues, rather that actively considering local perspectives.

Ensure that more affordable housing is being built

vi)        consider that affordable housing should be concentrated in areas offering a wide range of employment opportunities (brown-field areas and in areas well serviced by existing public transport networks) rather than through green-field development to prevent traffic congestion issues being exacerbated

vii)       Support the need for homes with capacity to support multi-generational housing and to accommodate social need e.g. child care and elderly care.

viii)      Support sustainable design and technologies during construction of all new housing e.g. catchment and re-use of grey water and use of solar power to ensure effective use of natural resources.

Are there any actions that need more emphasis, or which are missing, to deliver the outcomes?

ix)        endorse the need for government agencies to engage with council through early phase infrastructure decision making to achieve high quality infrastructure.

What actions could you, or others in the system, contribute to delivering on, and what type of support are needed?

x)         support council being involved with ongoing monitoring and implementation of GPS as shared growth data and infrastructure will be key to delivery on the GPS vision.

xi)        support clear and agreed definitions of key terms and data standards that will promote interoperability, good governance and better transparency of decision making.

What additional, or new, expectations of Kāinga Ora do you think should be included? What about expectations of other agencies?

xii)       agree that local boards and councils need to be seen as critical partners for Kāinga Ora at the early stages of housing development as this will support the wellbeing of both Kāinga Ora customers and the communities that surround them and that local boards represent.

CARRIED

 

 

15

Urgent Decision - Provide local board feedback for inclusion in Auckland Council’s submission on the Natural and Built Environments Act exposure draft.

 

Resolution number FR/2021/119

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

That the Franklin Local Board:

a)   note the urgent decision completed on 21 July 2021 formalising local board input into  Auckland Council’s submission on the Natural and Built Environments Act (NBA) as follows:

A)    welcome the opportunity to provide feedback for inclusion in Auckland Council’s submission on the Natural and Built Environments Act (NBA) exposure draft.

B)    support in principle the reform of Aotearoa/New Zealand’s resource management system and the repeal and replacement of the existing Resource Management Act (RMA) 1991.

C)    make the following points around the NBA exposure draft which are of particular concern to the Franklin Local Board area to be included in the Auckland Council submission on the Natural and Built Environments Act exposure draft:

Purpose and related provisions

i)    support in principle the purpose and related provisions

ii)   note that the interpretation of wellbeing is best made at the local level, which is anticipated by the exposure draft as being informed regionally.

iii)  suggest that this may be problematic in the Auckland context as urban wellbeing priorities may not align with, and be prioritised over the well-being of those in rural Auckland.

Environmental limits

iv)   support a precautionary approach to environmental limits (minimum state or the maximum allowable harm of stress permitted) are required for air; biodiversity, habitats, and ecosystems; coastal waters; estuaries; freshwater; and soil.

v)    note that these limits could be different for different locations or circumstances and suggest that localised naturally occurring variances must be considered and accommodated through the National Policy Framework or through Natural and Built Environment Plans.

Key clauses for the National Planning Framework

vi)   support in principle replacing existing forms of national direction with a National Planning Framework, including combining existing functions and powers on the basis that this will provide integrated direction on matters of national significance or where consistency nationally or across parts of New Zealand would be desirable

vii)  suggest the National Policy Framework should anticipate conflicts relating to the environmental aspirations versus community well-being priorities and values and that the National Planning Framework should have sufficient flexibility to support local well-being priorities and variation

viii) agree that the National Planning Framework should provide opportunities for early engagement with decision-makers, including local government (including local boards in the Auckland context) and that any engagement timeframes and processes for engagement should accommodate the Auckland Council shared governance structure.

Key clauses for the Natural and Built Environments Plans

ix)  note that the exposure draft proposes a Panel’s approach to plan preparation i.e. permanent bodies made up of one member from each local authority of the region, a number of mana whenua representatives, and one representative of the Minister of Conservation reflecting their interests in relation to the Coastal Marine Area. The board suggests that in the Auckland context this Panel should include accommodate representation from local boards to reflect the varying needs of the Auckland region, including a rural balance with urban interests.

System efficiencies

x)   support the principle of improved efficiency and complexity. The select committee is invited to add to this list and council could provide suggestions as part of its submission.

b)    looks forward to further involvement in the resource management system reform process and urges central government to ensure robust public engagement to ensure that the views of all New Zealanders are included.

CARRIED

 

 

16

Franklin Local Board workshop records

 

Resolution number FR/2021/120

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

That the Franklin Local Board:

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

CARRIED

 

 

17

Governance Forward Work Calendar August 2021

 

Resolution number FR/2021/121

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

That the Franklin Local Board:

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

CARRIED

 


 

18

Auckland Council Performance Report: Franklin Local Board March to June 2021

 

Orrin Kapua spoke to this item, noting a minor amendment to three ID numbers in the document.

 

 

Resolution number FR/2021/122

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

That the Franklin Local Board:

a)      receive the performance report for March to June 2021.

b)      note the financial performance report in Attachment B of the report will remain confidential until after the Auckland Council Group results for 2020/2021 are released to the New Zealand’s Exchange (NZX) which are expected to be made public on or about 30 September 2021.

CARRIED

 

 

19

Local Board Annual Report 2020/2021

 

Faithe Smith was in attendance for this item.

 

 

Resolution number FR/2021/123

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

That the Franklin Local Board:

a)      adopt the draft 2020/2021 Franklin Local Board Annual Report as set out in Attachment A to the agenda report.

b)      note that any proposed changes after the adoption will be clearly communicated and agreed with the Chair before the report is submitted for adoption by the Governing Body on 27 September 2021.

c)      note that the draft 2020/2021 Franklin Local Board Annual Report, as set out in Attachment A to the agenda report, will remain confidential until after the Auckland Council group results for 2020/2021 are released to the New Zealand Stock Exchange which are expected to be made public by 28 September 2021.

CARRIED

 

 

20        Consideration of Extraordinary Items

 

There was no consideration of extraordinary items.

 

 

9.49 am                                              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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