Franklin Local Board

 

OPEN MINUTES

 

 

 

Minutes of a meeting of the Franklin Local Board held by videoconference (Microsoft Teams) on Tuesday, 14 December 2021 at 9.30am.

 

present

 

Chairperson

Andrew Baker

 

Deputy Chairperson

Angela Fulljames

 

Members

Malcolm Bell

 

 

Alan Cole

 

 

Sharlene Druyven

 

 

Amanda Kinzett

 

 

Matthew Murphy

 

 

Logan Soole

 

 


Franklin Local Board

14 December 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/2021/181

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

That the Franklin Local Board:

a)         confirm the ordinary minutes of its meeting, held on Tuesday, 30 November 2021, including the confidential section, as true and correct.

CARRIED

 

 

5          Leave of Absence

 

There were no leaves of absence.

 

 

6          Acknowledgements

 

There were no acknowledgements.

 

 

7          Petitions

 

There were no petitions.

 


 

 

8          Deputations

 

8.1

Deputation - The MADE Group

 

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

 

Resolution number FR/2021/182

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

That the Franklin Local Board:

(a)   thank Charles Ma, Ray Chan and Ed Hall of MADE Group Limited for their attendance and presentation on the Auranga development.

CARRIED

 

Attachments

a     14 December 2021 Franklin Local Board Deputation presentation - The MADE Group

 

 

9          Public Forum

 

There was no public forum.

 

 

10        Extraordinary Business

 

There was no extraordinary business.

 

 

11

Auckland Council Performance Report: Franklin Local Board for quarter one 2021/2022

 

Faithe Smith, Lead Financial Advisor, and Orrin Kapua, Local Board Advisor, were in attendance to speak to this item.

 

 

Resolution number FR/2021/183

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

That the Franklin Local Board:

a)      receive the performance report for Quarter One ending 30 September 2021.

b)      note that the Customer and Community Services Capex work programme has been updated to reflect financial deferrals (Attachment C).

c)      approve the following changes to Franklin Sport and Active Recreation Facilities item (work programme ID 6) of the local board work programme to enable the plan to be refreshed in 2021/2022 using existing budget:

             i)        amend the activity name to ‘Review and implementation of the Franklin Sport and Active Recreation Facilities Plan’

            ii)        amend the activity description to:

A)   refresh the 2016 Franklin Sport and Active Recreation Facilities Plan and the 2019 priority projects list

B)   allocate grants to groups providing facilities identified as priority projects in the plan

C)   review the priority projects list every 3-4 years.

             iii)      approve the scope of the Franklin Sport and Active Recreation Facilities Plan refresh as the full sport and active recreation facilities network defined by three key sub-factors type of activity, geographic area, and facility model:

A)   Activity: Sport and Active Recreation as defined in Increasing Aucklanders Participation in Sport Investment Plan 2019

B)   Geographic area: focusing on Franklin Local Board and considering bordering communities, sub-regional facilities, and bespoke facilities

C)   Facility model: focusing on any facilities where there is existing or potential community access to sport and recreation facilities including:

1)    Council land; council owned and operated

2)    Council land; council owned; community operated

3)    Council land; community owned and operated

4)    Ministry of Education (MoE) owned and operated

5)    Community facilities with potential for sport and active recreation

6)    Facilities of cultural significance supporting community outcomes

7)    Places of worship and education providers (non-MoE) where there is community access

8)    Private or commercial owned and operated where there is community access.

d)      note that implementation of the Franklin Sport and Active Recreation Facilities Plan, and investment into the priority projects, is not solely reliant on the local board. Local board funding will be based on the annual assessment of priorities as part of the work programme and funding available.

CARRIED

 

 

12

Te Kete Rukuruku programme - adoption of te reo Māori names, receipt of associated narratives and installation of bilingual signs at Sandspit Reserve

 

Resolution number FR/2021/184

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

That the Franklin Local Board:

a)      adopt the 61 te reo Māori names for parks as dual names, as outlined in Attachment A

b)      receive the narratives that tell the story behind each of the names, as outlined in Attachment A

c)      acknowledge that Auckland Council has agreed to enter into a mātauranga agreement that commits to upholding the correct use of the name and to use it only for purposes that have a community outreach or educational purpose (non-commercial use)

d)        authorise the gazettal of park names listed in Attachment A, for parks classified under the Reserves Act 1977, in accordance with section 16 (10) of the Reserves Act

e)      approve Sandspit Reserve as the preferred location for the installation of bilingual signage

f)       request that a small community event be organised to acknowledge and celebrate the adoption of these names and unveil the new signage at Sandspit Reserve

g)      request that the 61 te reo Māori names for parks are provided by Parks Sport and Recreation team to the Community Facilities team of Auckland Council, and that the community facilities team advise the board on the timing of renewed signs that include dual naming so that this can be reflected in the local board work programme. Note that it is the board’s expectation that Community Facilities staff are supported by Te Kete Rukuruku programme staff to engage with appropriate iwi on proposed scheduling and any tikanga associated with co-naming

h)      invite iwi to name the following three sites as part of Tranche Two:

·   Clarks Beach Recreation Reserve, Stevenson Rd as a dual name

·   77 Tahuna Minhinnick Drive, Glenbrook Beach as a sole Māori name

·   6 Angiangi Cres, Beachlands as a sole Māori name.

CARRIED

 

 

13

Auckland Transport - proposed speed limit changes (Tranche 2A)

 

Bruce Thomas, Auckland Transport Elected Member Relationship Partner, was in attendance to speak to this item.

 

The board feedback includes an itemised list – Refer to  clause a) v) Attachment A. A copy has been placed on the official minutes and is available on the Auckland Council website as a minutes attachment.

 

Resolution number FR/2021/185

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

That the Franklin Local Board:

a)         provide feedback on Tranche 2A of Auckland Transport’s proposed speed limit changes.

                     i)        The board support the aspiration of eliminating road transport related deaths and serious injuries (DSI) within the Auckland road network by 2050 (Vision Zero)

                    ii)        agree that reduction of speed will contribute to this vision, however also consider that there is an over-emphasis on speed reduction as a tool for achieving this

                   iii)        request that Auckland Transport take an approach that is based on the common themes contained within the public feedback, namely:

A)     there needs to be consistency and an application of speed limits that are easy for road users to understand and thus comply with

B)     that for the majority of rural roads proposed to be changed, there is a lack of robust analysis and or crash data, and that local knowledge and feedback should be the basis for a minimal reduction in speed limits.

                   iv)        request that speed limit reductions required under NZTA Waka Kotahi guidelines be on the following basis:

A)     A default speed limit of 80kph

B)     That 60kph be introduced in the following circumstances:

1)    The road is demonstrably narrower than the roads from which it feeds off and has features such as numerous sharp bends, deep water tables, banks close to the road carriageway or significant areas of bush or vegetation close to the carriageway, and that there is no centre or edge line marking

2)    The road has a metal surface

3)    There is significant countryside living or lifestyle type residential development creating greater pedestrian or vehicles for driveway activity

4)    There is a rural school on the road, where 60kph in a portion of the road in the locality of the school enables a 40kph variable school zone to be implemented as for urban schools

5)    The road is self explaining in that it’s features determine the speed that reasonable road users are likely to have an average speed of around 60kph or less.

                    v)        request that Auckland Transport revisit the proposed speed levels for the roads in line with detailed local board feedback as outlined as an attachment to this resolution (Attachment A - Franklin Local Board detailed feedback on Tranche 2A of Auckland Transport’s proposed speed limit changes – Franklin Local Board area)

                   vi)        request that side roads that are less than 750m in length are kept at the same speed as the road from which it feeds as indicated with * in Attachment A. This is to save money and apply a pragmatic approach that is able to be understood by road users.

                 vii)        request that in seeking direction from the Auckland Transport Board on proposals, that Auckland Transport staff identify alternative and supplementary safety measures alongside speed reduction to inform the Auckland Transport Board’s decision e.g. repeater speed demarcation on the road surface to assist drivers clearly

                viii)        request that roads not in Tranche 2A, but which generated public feedback be reviewed with a view to addressing without delay, and that Auckland Transport staff provide advice on these community-generated suggestions in terms of when and how these can be addressed, including:

A)       Maraetai Drive – extend a reduced speed further north to include Maraetai School Road residential development and make pedestrian crossing and vehicle access safer.

B)       Clevedon Village main street (Papakura Clevedon Road) – with population growth, through traffic to regional parks, east coast beaches and Kaiaua, consideration should be given to lowering the business zone of the village main street. This would provide further micro mobility options and safer pedestrian use, given there are no pedestrian provisions

C)       poor condition of roads and hotspots that remain unaddressed after years of reporting to Auckland Transport.

                   ix)        request that in forming final proposals, Auckland Transport review consent applications in progress that may impact on the location of a speed change (e.g. Conmara development in Clevedon) and current Trail and Path plans that will change road user types

x)      request that the Auckland Transport Elected Member Relationship Partner facilitate the opportunity for the local board to review the final recommendation to the Auckland Transport Board and to present to the board on the final proposal.

CARRIED

 

Attachments

a     14 December 2021 Franklin Local Board - Attachment A: Franklin Local Board detailed feedback on Tranche 2A of Auckland Transport’s proposed speed limit changes – Franklin Local Board area

 

 

14

Auckland Unlimited - Culinary Workshops Accelerator

 

Jonathan Sudworth (Local Economic Development Advisor – Auckland Unlimited) and Wendy Voegelin (Growth Programme Specialist – Auckland Unlimited) were in attendance for this item

 

 

Resolution number FR/2021/186

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

That the Franklin Local Board:

a)      agree to reallocate $8,000 from the Clevedon Area Tourism Promotion budget (work programme # 3137) to a new “From the Ground up” work programme line that will to support the delivery of two business capability development culinary workshops and a public lecture by internationally renowned culinary tourism expert, Eric Pateman.

b)      acknowledge Eke Panuku Development Auckland’s funding support to enable the workshop to benefit Pukekohe based food businesses to strengthen the Unlock Pukekohe project’s revitalisation of Pukekohe Town Centre.

c)      request that staff report back on the outcomes from the programme in the context of Franklin Local Board Plan 2020 outcome 1 key initiative “ support the development and promotion of rural south Auckland as the nation’s food bowl” by June 2022.

d)      request that the workshop organisers develop the workshops so that they are relevant to a wide range of culinary businesses across Franklin but with a focus on Pukekohe and wider Clevedon as culinary business hubs.  The board considers participation from a broad cross-section of business as a key outcome from this investment.

CARRIED

 


 

 

 

15

Māori Outcomes Annual Report - Te Pūrongo a te Kaunihera o Tāmaki Makaurau Ngā Huanga Māori 2020-2021

 

Carol McKenzie Rex, Local Area Manager, highlighted aspects of the report

 

 

Resolution number FR/2021/187

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

That the Franklin Local Board:

a)         receive the annual Auckland Council Group Māori Outcomes Report: Te Pūrongo a Te Kaunihera o Tāmaki Makaurau Ngā Huanga Māori 2020-2021.

b)        request that relevant staff provide advice to the local board on how it can support Mana Whenua and Mataawaka within the Franklin Local Board rohe to participate in and benefit from the Māori outcomes programme and funding.

CARRIED

 

 

16

Council-controlled Organisations Quarterly Update:  Quarter One, 2021-22

 

Resolution number FR/2021/188

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

That the Franklin Local Board:

a)      receive the Council-controlled Organisations Quarterly Update for Quarter One 2021-22

b)      adopt the updated Joint CCO Engagement Plan 2021/2022 as agreed between the local board and Auckland Council’s substantive Council-Controlled Organisations: Auckland Transport, Auckland Unlimited, Eke Panuku Development Auckland, and Watercare with the following amendments;

             i)        the ‘inform’ commitment should reference provision of proactive and timely information in the interests of ‘no surprises’ and so that the local board can be prepared to provide accurate information to local communities 

            ii)        the ‘collaborate’ commitment should reference empowering local boards to formulate solutions and recommendations that meet local needs and preferences.

c)         note that the following projects should be reviewed by relevant CCO staff with a view to adding into or creating specific reference in the CCO Engagement Plan 2021/2022 at the next quarterly update:

             i)        Okororo Drive facility future planning (Watercare)

            ii)        Splore event (Auckland Unlimited)

           iii)        Jacks Ridge Rally event (Auckland Unlimited)

           iv)        Clevedon Welcome and Slow/Gateway treatments proposal (Auckland Transport)

            v)        Otau Mountain Road logging operation mitigations (Auckland Transport).

CARRIED

 


 

 

17

Local government elections 2022 - order of names on voting documents

 

Resolution number FR/2021/189

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

That the Franklin Local Board:

a)      recommend to the Governing Body that candidate names on voting documents should continue to be arranged in alphabetical order of surname. 

CARRIED

 

 

18

Pukekohe Subdivision Paths Plan: Clarks Beach, Waiau Beach - Waiau Pa

 

Debra Langton, Parks Sport and Recreation Portfolio Manager, and Greg Lowe, Parks and Places Specialist, were in attendance for this item

 

 

Resolution number FR/2021/190

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

That the Franklin Local Board:

a)              adopt the Pukekohe Subdivision Paths Plan: Clarks Beach, Waiau Beach – Waiau Pa for inclusion into the Franklin Paths Plan.

b)              note that there is currently no budget forecast to deliver the plan. The board request that staff include a ‘Clarks Beach and Waiau Pa Trails’ project for consideration in the development of the draft Franklin Local Board work programme 2022/23-2024/25 and enable consideration as one of Auckland’s regional growth-funded projects on the basis that Clarks Beach is experiencing growth and change through its classification as a special housing area.

c)              request that Parks Sport and Recreation staff share the plan with Auckland Transport so that Auckland Transport can consider and plan to contribute to the delivery of the plan, noting that the plan supports local mode shift in an area with few other services that would support such behaviour change.

d)              request that the plan is added to the Franklin Local Board webpage alongside other Path and Trails plans for Franklin.

e)              acknowledge the participation of Ngāti Te Ata and Ngāti Tamaoho and the Clarks Beach and Waiau Pa communities in the development of the plan.

CARRIED

 


 

 

19

Parks Service Assessment Outcomes for the Development of 6 Angiangi Crescent, Beachlands (Neighbourhood Park).

 

Debra Langton, Parks Sport and Recreation Portfolio Manager, and Greg Lowe, Parks and Places Specialist, were in attendance for this item

 

 

Resolution number FR/2021/191

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

That the Franklin Local Board:

a)      approves the following park service outcomes and design direction for the neighbourhood park at 6 Angiangi Crescent:

i)       A safe environment where residents and their families can enjoy a range of accessible park amenities that support the walking/cycling/commuter experience and provide for exercise and passive recreational outcomes

ii)      Park amenities including accessible seating, tables, bins and planting for shade with landscape enhancement taking into consideration the prominent elevated location of the park and maintaining rural view shafts to the west.

b)          request that Mana Whenua are invited to name the neighbourhood park as resolved in item 12 of this report (resolution number FR/2021/184), and are invited to co-design the park within the parameters of the endorsed design direction.

c)          note that the outcomes identified through this service assessment are likely to cost less than those anticipated in the regional growth programme, and recommend to Community Facilities that the balance of anticipated growth programme funds be allocated to nearby Kahawairahi playground to improve the accessibility, quality and amenities of that park for the growing Beachlands community.

CARRIED

 

 

20

Reserve revocation of 8 Magnolia Drive, Waiuku and 72R Karaka Road, Beachlands

 

Resolution number FR/2021/192

MOVED by Member L Soole, seconded by Member M Bell:  

That the Franklin Local Board:

a)      endorse the proposed reserve revocation of the following sites as they are no longer required by Auckland Council as reserves:

i)       72R Karaka Road, Beachlands; and

ii)      8 Magnolia Drive, Waiuku.

b)      note the Parks, Arts, Community and Events Committee will consider the board’s views and any recommendations made by Independent Commissioners regarding public submissions.

CARRIED

 

 

 

21

Approval for the 37 McEldownie Road, Drury South (Stage 3 and 4) development - extensions to four existing public roads and one Jointly Owned Access Lot (JOAL), one new public road name and three new JOAL names.

 

Resolution number FR/2021/193

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

That the Franklin Local Board:

a)      approve the name Roslyn Farm Street for Public Road 1 being an extension of the existing Roslyn Farm Street and created by way of subdivision at 37 McEldownie Road, Drury South (Stage 3 and 4) (resource consent references BUN60350651 and SUB60350653), in accordance with section 319(1)(j) of the Local Government Act 1974.

b)      approve the name Sierra Way for Public Road 2 being an extension of the existing Sierra Way and created by way of subdivision at 37 McEldownie Road, Drury South (Stage 3 and 4) (resource consent references BUN60350651 and SUB60350653), in accordance with section 319(1)(j) of the Local Government Act 1974.

c)      approve the name Hillock Rise for Public Road 3 being a new public road created by way of subdivision at 37 McEldownie Road, Drury South (Stage 3 and 4) (resource consent references BUN60350651 and SUB60350653), in accordance with section 319(1)(j) of the Local Government Act 1974 (resource consent references BUN60350651 and SUB60350653).

d)      approve the name Steppe Drive for Public Road 4, being an extension of the existing Steppe Drive and created by way of subdivision at 37 McEldownie Road, Drury South (Stage 3 and 4) (resource consent references BUN60350651 and SUB60350653), in accordance with section 319(1)(j) of the Local Government Act 1974.

e)      approve the name John Main Drive for Public Road 5 being an extension of the existing John Main Drive and created by way of subdivision at 37 McEldownie Road, Drury South (Stage 3 and 4) (resource consent references BUN60350651 and SUB60350653), in accordance with section 319(1)(j) of the Local Government Act 1974.

f)       approve the name Waharua Lane for JOAL 32 being an extension of the existing Waharua Lane and created by way of subdivision at 37 McEldownie Road, Drury South (Stage 3 and 4) (resource consent references BUN60350651 and SUB60350653), in accordance with section 319(1)(j) of the Local Government Act 1974.

g)      approve the name Pekepeke Lane for JOAL 33 being a new private road created by way of subdivision at 37 McEldownie Road, Drury South (Stage 3 and 4) (resource consent references BUN60350651 and SUB60350653), in accordance with section 319(1)(j) of the Local Government Act 1974.

h)      approve the name Piwaiwaka Lane for JOAL 41 being a new private road created by way of subdivision at 37 McEldownie Road, Drury South (Stage 3 and 4) (resource consent references BUN60350651 and SUB60350653), in accordance with section 319(1)(j) of the Local Government Act 1974.

i)       approve the name Pekeketua Lane for JOAL 42 being a new private road created by way of subdivision at 37 McEldownie Road, Drury South (Stage 3 and 4) (resource consent references BUN60350651 and SUB60350653), in accordance with section 319(1)(j) of the Local Government Act 1974.

CARRIED

 

 

22

Approval for a new private road name at 14 Belgium Road, Pukekohe

 

Resolution number FR/2021/194

MOVED by Member L Soole, seconded by Member S Druyven:  

That the Franklin Local Board:

a)      approves the name ‘Whakaora Place’ for the new private road created by way of subdivision at 14 Belgium Road, Pukekohe, in accordance with section 319(1)(j) of the Local Government Act 1974 (resource consent references BUN60339680 and SUB60339681, and road naming reference RDN90096947).

CARRIED

 

 

23

Approval for five new public road names and the extension of an existing road name at 67 Clarks Beach Road, Pukekohe

 

Member Cole declared a conflict of interest in this item, and took no part in discussion or voting.

 

 

Resolution number FR/2021/195

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

That the Franklin Local Board:

a)      approve the following names for five new public roads within Stages 2 & 3 of the subdivision at 67 Clarks Beach Road, Pukekohe, in accordance with section 319(1)(j) of the Local Government Act 1974 (resource consent reference SUB60378610, and road naming reference RDN90096800):

i)       Korowhiti Road (Road 5)

ii)       Uatoto Road (Road 6 and 7)

iii)      Gertrude Cole Road (Road 8)

iv)      Whata Street (Road 9)

v)       Ritetai Street (Road 10)

b)      approve the name ‘Kaitiaki Drive’ for the new section of public road that connects to the existing section of Kaitiaki Drive, providing access to the new subdivision at the end of this road, in accordance with section 319(1)(j) of the Local Government Act 1974 (resource consent references SUB60378610).

CARRIED

 

 

24

Approval to name a new public road at 44 Eighth View Avenue, Beachlands.

 

Resolution number FR/2021/196

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

That the Franklin Local Board:

a)      approves the name Kōwaitau Avenue for the new road created by way of subdivision at 44 Eighth View Avenue, Beachlands, in accordance with section 319(1)(j) of the Local Government Act 1974 (road naming reference RDN90096946; and resource consent references BUN60362291 and SUB60362293).

CARRIED

 

 

25

Urgent Decision - Franklin Local Board input into Auckland Council's submission to the National Emissions Reduction Plan

 

Resolution number FR/2021/197

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

That the Franklin Local Board:

a)       notes the Urgent Decision finalised on 19 November 2021, as follows, in that the local board:

A)     support overall Auckland Council’s feedback to the Governments Emissions Reduction Plan submission

B)        provide the following feedback to the Governing Body on the    Government’s Emissions:

 

Reduction Plan submission:

Meeting the net-zero challenge: Transition pathway

i)          recommend including an additional principle about engaging and educating the public, as engaged communities and societies play a significant role in helping or hindering massive societal shifts on complex issues, and a flexible and pragmatic approach is 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

ii)         agree that Local Government has an important role to play in reducing emissions at a local level, as its scope of influence extends beyond urban and transport planning, to many services that engage communities. The local board supports having a strong national direction for local government and support the call for all Government agencies and cross-parliament parties to have an open, combined approach to climate change policies.

 

Aligning systems and tools: Funding and finance

iii)        support policy interventions to be prioritised to deliver systemic change and in particular support the focus of behavioural and societal shifts to delivering the net zero emissions target. There are opportunities where shifts in behaviour could deliver deep emissions reductions and policies could help deliver this, and suggest that central government should establish policy outcomes and funding mechanisms for behaviour change programmes to educate and embed a cultural transition to low carbon.

 

Aligning systems and tools: Moving to a circular economy

iv)        support the circular economic principles being critical to achieving these goals, envisaging a future which reflects environment-centric principles of designing out waste and pollution, keeping products and materials in use, and regenerating natural systems

v)         advocate to work with local business, industry and resident groups to deliver a circular economy and low carbon living education programme to enable our community to respond to climate change issues.  For example, the local board supports industries that turn domestic and commercial plastic into premium products such as fence posts, like Future Post based in Waiuku, that work with Auckland Council to collect soft plastics that are not currently being collected

vi)        encourage support for research and design for local companies to look into products that support the circular economy like unwanted and unusable food turned into starch bags.

 

Transitioning key sectors: Transport

vii)       welcomes the commitment made by government to substantially increase investment in public and active transport, including Auckland’s rail and bus networks. This requires sustained improvements in network coverage and in interpeak, evening and weekend services, to provide better access to jobs, education and amenities at all times, especially for our rural communities where there is limited public transport.

viii)       rural towns and settlements have to rely on private transport because of their remote proximity to urban Auckland, and therefore it is not uncommon for a single-family household to have up to five cars. With smaller section sizes and narrow streets for on-street parking being implemented in rural settlements and towns, there are impacts with large vehicles using the roads to connect between rural and urban based industries

ix)        raise concerns about the focus on urban development (with readily available services/infrastructure) and a reduction on parking requirements and road width. This will create more of the developments we are currently encountering with minimal residential parking and reduced road width without any public transport options. The need for private vehicles in certain circumstances must be recognised.

 

Travel demand management

x)       support in principle the introduction of congestion pricing in Auckland, subject to revenue generated by the scheme being used to mitigate equity impacts to accelerate delivery of the Auckland Transport Alignment Project (including climate change mitigations identified within), be allocated to deliver a mix of roading, public transport and active transport.

xi)      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).

 

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

 

Transitioning key sectors: Building and construction

xiii)    agree that built environment is responsible for a significant proportion of Auckland’s emissions, with stationary energy use in residential, commercial and industrial buildings (including process heat). The construction sector is also a major driver in the demand for emissions intensive materials, such as steel and concrete and has a large carbon footprint in the Auckland region.

xiv)    recognise that material such as steel will continue to be a vital part of building and construction, and that with the Glenbrook Steel Mill as an important part of the regional and national economy and local community, there must be a collaborative and supportive approach towards these industries to assist them to transition to a reduced carbon footprint.

xv)     support a flexible approach is required to transitioning in the building and construction sector, as it would benefit from a broader focus on the built environment rather than the construction of buildings and practices in the construction sector; particularly with regards to approaches to manage or reduce embodied carbon of construction materials, which is a significant issue.

xvi)    support transitioning in the building and construction sector to be focussed on new buildings however, there needs to be a plan to address existing buildings to improve health and wellbeing outcomes. We need to address the low operational efficiency and poor thermal performance of our current buildings which can be improved by adding water tanks that capture water that can be used for maintenance and cleaning the building as well as new technology to provide heat to swimming pools as well as hot water for our offices. The board understands that a gradual approach is required to the implementation because of cost implications.

 

Transitioning key sectors: Waste

xvii)     supports a local transition to circular economy approach to waste management and enable local climate action through funding locally accessible landfill diversion facilities such as the Waiuku Community Recycling Centre and support community-led initiatives that enable locals to divert waste from landfill

xviii) emphasis should be placed on the creation and support of smaller localised community recycling centres (eg Waiuku) as opposed to larger sub regional type ventures that would require people to travel further, thus creating more carbon emissions

xix)   support seeking additional funding for ongoing operational support for Community Recycling Centres beyond their current five-year contracts to enable continued service provision which has been instrumental in the success seen with the ongoing operation of the Raglan Resource Recovery Centre

xx)    advocates the need for one Resource Recovery Park to be established in the Franklin Local Board area to future proof services for forecasted large population growth in Drury, Pukekohe, Whitford, Beachlands, Clevedon and North Waikato areas.

CARRIED

 

 

26

Governance Forward Work Calendar December 2021

 

Resolution number FR/2021/198

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

That the Franklin Local Board:

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

CARRIED

 


 

 

27

Franklin Local Board workshop records

 

 

 

Resolution number FR/2021/199

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

 

That the Franklin Local Board:

a)        receive the Franklin Local Board workshop records for 2, 9, 16, and 23

November 2021.

 

 

28        Consideration of Extraordinary Items

 

There was no consideration of extraordinary items.

 

 

 

 

10.24am                                             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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