Ngā Hui a te Rōpū Kaitohutohu Take ā-Taiwhenua/Rural Advisory Panel

 

OPEN MINUTES

 

Minutes of a meeting of the Rural Advisory Panel held remotely on Friday, 5 November 2021 at 12.30pm and a recording of the meeting will be available on: https://www.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz/about-auckland-council/how-auckland-council-works/meetings-council-bodies/Pages/webcasts-council-meetings.aspx

 

present

 

Chairperson

Deputy Mayor Cr Bill Cashmore

Auckland Council

Deputy Chairperson

Cr Greg Sayers

Auckland Council

Members

Brent Bailey

Rodney Local Board, Auckland Council

 

Mike Bramley

Dairy New Zealand

 

Alan Cole

Franklin Local Board, Auckland Council, from 1.15pm, Item 6; until 3.00pm, Item 9

 

Trish Fordyce

New Zealand Forest Owners Association

 

Shaun Hazelton

Federated Farmers

 

Annaliese Goettler

Young Farmers, from 2.15pm, Item 9

 

Vicki Glynn (alt)

Equine Industry

 

Craig Maxwell

Federated Farmers

 

Greg McCracken

Fonterra Shareholders Council

 

Andrew McKenzie

Beef and Lamb New Zealand, from 1.25pm, Item 6

 

Andrew Olsen

Rural Contractors New Zealand

 

Vance Hodgson (Alt)

Horticulture New Zealand

 

Wayne Scott

Aggregate and Quarry Association

 

Peter Spencer

New Zealand Forest Owners Association

 

Ken Turner

Waitākere Ranges Local Board, Auckland Council, from 12.50pm, Item 5

 

 

ABSENT

 

Members

Fiona Gower

Rural Women New Zealand

 

Michelle Sands

Horticulture New Zealand

 

Geoff Smith

Equine Industry

 

Keith Vallabh

Pukekohe Vegetable Growers

 

Steve Levet

Rural Contractors New Zealand

 

Glenn Wilcox

Independent Māori Statutory Board

 

Note:   all members of the Rural Advisory Panel and those presenting to the meeting attended via electronic link.


Rural Advisory Panel

05 November 2021

 

 

 

Note:   a roll-call was conducted that ascertained the following members were in attendance at the commencement of the meeting: 

 

Deputy Mayor Cr Bill Cashmore

ü

Andrew McKenzie

 

Brent Bailey

ü

Craig Maxwell

ü

Mike Bramley

ü

Andrew Olsen

ü

Alan Cole

 

Vance Hodgson

ü

Trish Fordyce

ü

Cr Greg Sayers

ü

Vicki Glynn

ü

Geoff Smith

 

Shaun Hazelton

ü

Wayne Scott

ü

Annaliese Goettler

 

Peter Spencer

ü

Fiona Gower

 

Ken Turner

 

Steve Levet

 

Keith Vallabh

 

Greg McCracken

ü

Glenn Wilcox

 

 

 

1          Apologies

 

Resolution number RUR/2021/28

MOVED by Deputy Mayor BC Cashmore, seconded by Cr G Sayers:  

That the Rural Advisory Panel:

a)          accept the apologies from the following:

Absence

Member Fiona Gower

Michelle Sands

Member Geoff Smith

Keith Vallbah

Lateness

Member Alan Cole

Annaliese Goettler

Early departure

Member Alan Cole

Member Peter Spencer

CARRIED

Note:   Subsequently, Member P Spencer did not depart early.

 

 

2          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.

 

There were no declarations of interest.

 

 

3          Confirmation of Minutes

 

Resolution number RUR/2021/29

MOVED by Cr G Sayers, seconded by Member T Fordyce:  

That the Rural Advisory Panel:

a)          confirm the ordinary minutes of its meeting, held on Friday, 6 August 2021 as a true and correct record.

CARRIED

 

 

4          Extraordinary Business

 

There was no extraordinary business.

 

 


5

Chair's update

 

Deputy Mayor, Cr Bill Cashmore provided a verbal update.

 

Resolution number RUR/2021/30

MOVED by Cr G Sayers, seconded by Member P Spencer:  

That the Rural Advisory Panel:

a)      receive the update from the Chairperson, Deputy Mayor Bill Cashmore.

CARRIED

 

 

6

Healthy Waters regular update

 

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

Member Ken Turner joined the meeting at 12.50pm.
Member A Cole joined the meeting at 1.15pm.

 

Resolution number RUR/2021/31

MOVED by Deputy Mayor BC Cashmore, seconded by Cr G Sayers:  

That the Rural Advisory Panel:

a)      receive the update on Healthy Waters’ current operational work affecting the rural sector.

CARRIED

 

Attachments

a     5 November 2021, Rural Advisory Panel: Item 6 - Healthy Waters regular update, PowerPoint presentation

 


 

 

 

7

Essential Freshwater update - regulatory instrument consultation and guidance publications

 

A memorandum from Dave Allen, Manager Natural Environment Strategy and Monica Xu, Senior Analyst, Natural Environment Strategy providing the Auckland Council submission: Managing our wetlands – A discussion document on proposed changes to the wetland regulations was circulated to members on 2 November 2021.  A copy has been placed on the official minutes and is available on the Auckland Council website as a minutes attachment.

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

Member Andrew McKenzie joined the meeting at 1.25pm.

 

Resolution number RUR/2021/32

MOVED by Deputy Mayor BC Cashmore, seconded by Member V Hodgson:  

That the Rural Advisory Panel:

a)      receive the update on central government’s Essential Freshwater programme including:

i)       council staff technical input to the freshwater farm planning regulatory instrument discussion document through the regional sector, noting the attached copy of the subsequent regional sector submission to central government

ii)      council staff advice provided to the Planning Committee on Auckland Council’s consideration of central government’s discussion document on managing our wetlands, noting that a copy of Auckland Council submission will be made available to the Rural Advisory Panel before end of November 2021.

iii)     advice on recent central government publications and guidance documents to support the implementation of central government’s Essential Freshwater programme, in addition to an Auckland Council Practice and Guidance note on natural wetlands.

CARRIED

 

Attachments

a     5 November 2021, Rural Advisory Panel: Item 7 - Essential Freshwater update - regulatory instrument consultation and guidance publications - Auckland Council submission

b     5 November 2021, Rural Advisory Panel: Item 7 - Essential Freshwater update - regulatory instrument consultation and guidance publications - PowerPoint presentation

 

 

 

 


8

Update on National Policy Statement - Urban Development

 

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

Member Annaliese Goettler joined the meeting at 2.20pm.

 

Resolution number RUR/2021/33

MOVED by Deputy Mayor BC Cashmore, seconded by Cr G Sayers:  

That the Rural Advisory Panel:

a)      receive the update on central government’s National Policy Statement on Urban Development.

CARRIED

 

Attachments

a     5 November 2021, Rural Advisory Panel: Item 8 - Update on National Policy Statement - Urban Development - PowerPoint presentation

 

 

 

9

Draft Lifestyle Block Emergency Preparedness Handbook

 

It was noted that the draft lifestyle block emergency preparedness handbook would be circulated to members who would provide feedback to Deputy Chairperson, Cr Greg Sayers.

 

Resolution number RUR/2021/34

MOVED by Cr G Sayers, seconded by Member V Glynn:  

That the Rural Advisory Panel:

a)      receive the request to provide feedback on the draft Lifestyle Block Emergency Preparedness Handbook as part of the targeted feedback process.

b)      provide feedback to Cr Greg Sayers.

CARRIED

 

 

 

10

Auckland Transport - public consultation on proposed speed limit changes

 

Nathan Cammock, Programme Director – Safe Speeds Programme – Auckland Transport; and Michael Brown, Road Safety Engineering Manager – Auckland Transport addressed the panel and provided a PowerPoint presentation.  A copy has been placed on the official minutes and is available on the Auckland Council website as a minutes attachment.

Member A Cole retired from the meeting at 3.00pm.

 

Resolution number RUR/2021/35

MOVED by Deputy Mayor BC Cashmore, seconded by Member V Glynn:  

That the Rural Advisory Panel:

i)       thank representatives of Auckland Transport for their attendance and presentation.

ii)      provide feedback on the proposal from Auckland Transport for speed limit changes.

CARRIED

 

Attachments

a     5 November 2021, Rural Advisory Panel: Item 10 - Auckland Transport - public consultation on proposed speed limit changes - PowerPoint presentation

 


 

 

11        Consideration of Extraordinary Items

 

There was no consideration of extraordinary items.

 

 

 

 

3.42pm                                               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 Rural Advisory Panel HELD ON

 

 

 

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