I hereby give notice that an extraordinary meeting of the Devonport-Takapuna Local Board will be held on:

 

Date:

Time:

Meeting Room:

Venue:

 

Tuesday, 14 September 2021

1.00pm

This meeting will proceed via Skype for Business. Either a recording or written summary will be uploaded on the Auckland Council website

 

Devonport-Takapuna Local Board

 

OPEN AGENDA

 

 

 

 

MEMBERSHIP

 

Chairperson

Ruth Jackson

 

Deputy Chairperson

Jan O'Connor, QSM

 

Members

Aidan Bennett, QSM

 

 

Trish Deans

 

 

Toni van Tonder

 

 

George Wood, CNZM

 

 

(Quorum 3 members)

 

 

 

Michelle Riley

Democracy Advisor

 

8 September 2021

 

Contact Telephone: 0272298404

Email: michelle.riley @aucklandcouncil.govt.nz

Website: www.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz

 

 


 


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ITEM   TABLE OF CONTENTS                                                                                         PAGE

1          Welcome                                                                                                                         5

2          Apologies                                                                                                                        5

3          Declaration of Interest                                                                                                   5

4          Leave of Absence                                                                                                          5

5          Acknowledgements                                                                                                       5

6          Petitions                                                                                                                          5

7          Deputations                                                                                                                    6

8          Public Forum                                                                                                                  6

9          Extraordinary Business                                                                                                6

10        Devonport Takapuna Local Board feedback on the Three Waters Reform proposal  7

11        Consideration of Extraordinary Items

 


1          Welcome

 

The meeting was opened with a karakia

 

Whakataka te hau ki te uru

Whakataka te hau ki te tonga

Kia mākinakina ki uta

Kia mātaratara ki tai

E hī ake ana te atakura

He tio

He huka

He hau hū

Tīhei mauri ora!

 

Cease o winds from the west

Cease o winds from the south

Bring calm breezes over the land

Bring calm breezes over the sea

And let the red-tipped dawn come

With a touch of frost

A sharpened air

And promise of a glorious day

 

 

 

 

2          Apologies

 

At the close of the agenda no apologies had been received.

 

3          Declaration of Interest

 

Members are reminded of the need to be vigilant to stand aside from decision making when a conflict arises between their role as a member and any private or other external interest they might have. 

 

The Auckland Council Code of Conduct for Elected Members (the Code) requires elected members to fully acquaint themselves with, and strictly adhere to, the provisions of Auckland Council’s Conflicts of Interest Policy.  The policy covers two classes of conflict of interest:

 

                     I.        A financial conflict of interest, which is one where a decision or act of the local board could reasonably give rise to an expectation of financial gain or loss to an elected member

 

                    II.        A non-financial conflict interest, which does not have a direct personal financial component.  It may arise, for example, from a personal relationship, or involvement with a non-profit organisation, or from conduct that indicates prejudice or predetermination.

 

 

The Office of the Auditor General has produced guidelines to help elected members understand the requirements of the Local Authority (Member’s Interest) Act 1968.  The guidelines discuss both types of conflicts in more detail, and provide elected members with practical examples and advice around when they may (or may not) have a conflict of interest.

 

Copies of both the Auckland Council Code of Conduct for Elected Members and the Office of the Auditor General guidelines are available for inspection by members upon request.  

 

Any questions relating to the Code or the guidelines may be directed to the Local Area Manager in the first instance.

 

4          Leave of Absence

 

At the close of the agenda no requests for leave of absence had been received.

 

5          Acknowledgements

 

At the close of the agenda no requests for acknowledgements had been received.

 

6          Petitions

 

At the close of the agenda no requests to present petitions had been received.

 

 

 

 

7          Deputations

 

Standing Order 7.7 provides for deputations. Those applying for deputations are required to give seven working days notice of subject matter and applications are approved by the Chairperson of the Devonport-Takapuna Local Board. This means that details relating to deputations can be included in the published agenda. Total speaking time per deputation is ten minutes or as resolved by the meeting.

 

At the close of the agenda no requests for deputations had been received.

 

8          Public Forum

 

A period of time (approximately 30 minutes) is set aside for members of the public to address the meeting on matters within its delegated authority. A maximum of 3 minutes per item is allowed, following which there may be questions from members.

 

At the close of the agenda no requests for public forum had been received.

 

9          Extraordinary Business

 

Section 46A(7) of the Local Government Official Information and Meetings Act 1987 (as amended) states:

 

“An item that is not on the agenda for a meeting may be dealt with at that meeting if-

 

(a)        The local authority by resolution so decides; and

 

(b)        The presiding member explains at the meeting, at a time when it is open to the public,-

 

(i)         The reason why the item is not on the agenda; and

 

(ii)        The reason why the discussion of the item cannot be delayed until a subsequent meeting.”

 

Section 46A(7A) of the Local Government Official Information and Meetings Act 1987 (as amended) states:

 

“Where an item is not on the agenda for a meeting,-

 

(a)        That item may be discussed at that meeting if-

 

(i)         That item is a minor matter relating to the general business of the local authority; and

 

(ii)        the presiding member explains at the beginning of the meeting, at a time when it is open to the public, that the item will be discussed at the meeting; but

 

(b)        no resolution, decision or recommendation may be made in respect of that item except to refer that item to a subsequent meeting of the local authority for further discussion.”


Devonport-Takapuna Local Board

14 September 2021

 

 

Devonport Takapuna Local Board feedback on the Three Waters Reform proposal

File No.: CP2021/13349

 

  

 

Te take mō te pūrongo

Purpose of the report

1.       To provide Devonport Takapuna Local Board’s feedback for inclusion in Auckland Council’s feedback on the Three Waters reform proposal.

Whakarāpopototanga matua

Executive summary

2.       For the past four years, the Government has been exploring the challenges and opportunities facing the three waters system. It is seeking to address a complex set of issues relating to the regulation, funding, financing, and provision of drinking water, wastewater, and stormwater services (the three waters), and to deliver better outcomes for New Zealand’s people, environment, and economy. The reform proposes a comprehensive, system-wide change that aims to improve the safety, quality, and environmental performance of three water services. The Government is proposing to establish four publicly-owned entities to take responsibility for drinking water, wastewater and stormwater infrastructure across New Zealand.

3.       In June, the Government released its case for change, the key design features of a new water services system (including the number of entities, boundaries, the regulatory environment and governance arrangements) and information and analysis specific to individual councils. The Government’s proposal is described below.

4.       A full summary and analysis of the Three Waters reform proposal is set out in Attachment A of this agenda report. This includes information on:

·    Government reform programme and announcements

·    Council workshops and decisions

·    Government’s case for change and water reform proposal

·    Analysis

·    Council decision making and consultation 

·    Areas where further information is needed

·    Risks           

·    Iwi/Māori     

·    Climate change.

5.       In addition to the full summary and analysis of the Three Waters Reform – Council analysis of government proposal (refer to Attachment A of the agenda report), a ‘Three Water Reform EXPLAINED’ handout was distributed to local board members on Thursday 26 August 2021 (refer to Attachment B of the agenda report).

6.       Auckland Council has been given the opportunity to provide feedback on the Government’s Three Waters Reform proposal with local board feedback due no later than Thursday 16 September 2021. The Governing Body will be considering council’s feedback at its meeting on Thursday 23 September 2021. 

7.       Following feedback from local councils the Government is expected to outline the next steps in the process.

 

Ngā tūtohunga

Recommendation/s

That the Devonport-Takapuna Local Board:

a)      provide Devonport Takapuna Local Board feedback for inclusion in Auckland Council’s feedback on the Three Waters reform proposal. 

 

Ngā tāpirihanga

Attachments

No.

Title

Page

a

Three Waters Reform – Council analysis of government proposal

9

b

LGNZ Three Waters Explained

23

      

Ngā kaihaina

Signatories

Author

Michelle Riley - PA/Office Manager

Authorisers

Louise Mason - GM Local Board Services

Eric Perry - Local Area Manager

 


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