Waitākere Ranges Local Board

 

OPEN MINUTES

 

 

 

Minutes of a meeting of the Waitākere Ranges Local Board held via Microsoft Teams on Thursday, 24 March 2022 at 4.00pm. Either a recording or written summary will be uploaded on the Auckland Council website.

 

present

 

Chairperson

Saffron Toms

Presided from 4.05pm to 4.35pm, item 6

Deputy Chairperson

Greg Presland

Presided from 4.00pm to 4.05pm, item 6; and from 4.35pm item 8.1

Members

Mark Allen

 

 

Michelle Clayton

 

 

Sandra Coney, QSO

 

 

Ken Turner

 

 

 

ALSO PRESENT

 

Councillor

Linda Cooper

 

 

 

 

Note: Waitākere Ranges Local Board members, support staff and those presenting to the meeting attended via electronic link.


Waitākere Ranges Local Board

24 March 2022

 

 

 

Note: In the absence of the Chairperson due to technical issues, Deputy Chairperson G Presland presided.

 

1          Welcome

 

Deputy Chairperson G Presland opened the meeting and welcomed those present online.

 

 

2          Apologies

 

There were no apologies.

 

 

3          Declaration of Interest

 

Members were 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.

Specifically, members are asked to identify any new interests they have not previously disclosed, an interest that might be considered as a conflict of interest with a matter on the agenda.

The following are declared interests of the Waitākere Ranges Local Board:

Board Member

Organisation/Position

Mark Allen

·       Community Waitākere – Executive Officer

·       Bethells Valley Fire – Senior Fire Fighter

·       Waitākere Licensing Trust – Trustee

Michelle Clayton

·       Glen Eden Community House – Treasurer

·       Glen Eden Residents’ Association – Treasurer

·       Waitākere Community Organisation Grants Scheme (COGS) – Committee Member

·       The Personal Advocacy and Safeguarding Adults Trust – Trustee

·       Glen Eden Returned Services Association (RSA) – Member

·       Glen Eden Railway Trust – Member

·       Te Wahi Ora Charitable Trust - Trustee

Sandra Coney

·       Cartwright Collective – Member

·       Women’s Health Action Trust – Patron

·       New Zealand Society of Genealogists – Member

·       New Zealand Military Defence Society – Member

·       Pest Free Piha – Partner is the Coordinator

·       Piha Tennis Club – Patron and Partner is the President

·       Piha Wetland Trust – Partner is a Trustee

·       Waitākere Ranges Pest Free Alliance – Partner is the Co-Chair of this group

·       Waitematā District Health Board – Elected Member & Chair of Hospital Advisory Committee

Greg Presland

·       Whau Coastal Walkway Environmental Trust – Trustee

·       Combined Youth Services Trust – Trustee

·       Glen Eden Bid – Member

·       Titirangi Ratepayers and Residents Association – Member

·       Waitākere Ranges Protection Society - Member

·       Titirangi RSA - Member

Saffron Toms

·       Titirangi Community House – Secretary

·       Huia-Cornwallis Residents and Ratepayers Association – Committee Member

Ken Turner

·       Huia-Cornwallis Residents and Ratepayers Association – Committee Member

 

Member appointments

Board members are appointed to the following bodies. In these appointments the board members represent Auckland Council:

External community group or organisation

Lead

Alternate

Aircraft Noise Community Consultative Group

Mark Allen

Saffron Toms

Ark in the Park

Mark Allen

Sandra Coney

Friends of Arataki and Waitākere Regional Parkland Incorporated

Michelle Clayton

Sandra Coney

Glen Eden Business Improvement District (Glen Eden Business Association)

Michelle Clayton

Greg Presland

Glen Eden Playhouse Theatre Trust

Ken Turner

Mark Allen

Te Uru Waitākere Contemporary Gallery

Mark Allen

Saffron Toms and Sandra Coney

The Rural Advisory Panel

Ken Turner

Saffron Toms

 

 

4          Confirmation of Minutes

 

Resolution number WTK/2022/15

MOVED by Deputy Chairperson G Presland, seconded by Member S Coney:  

That the Waitākere Ranges Local Board:

a)          confirm the ordinary minutes of its meeting, held on Thursday, 24 February 2022, including the confidential section, as a true and correct record.

CARRIED

 


 

 

5          Leave of Absence

 

There were no leaves of absence.

 

 

6          Acknowledgements

 

There were no acknowledgements.

 

 

Chairperson S Toms joined the meeting and assumed the Chair at 4.05pm.

 

 

7          Petitions

 

There were no petitions.

 

 

8          Deputations

 

8.1

Deputation: Laurie Ross and Kevin Murphy - COVID-19 vaccine mandate regulations

 

During consideration of this item Chairperson S Toms experienced technical issues and left the meeting at 4.35pm.

Deputy Chairperson G Presland assumed the Chair.

 

A letter and submission were provided. Copies has been placed in the official minutes and are available on the Auckland Council website as minutes attachments.

 

Resolution number WTK/2022/16

MOVED by Deputy Chairperson G Presland, seconded by Chairperson S Toms:  

That the Waitākere Ranges Local Board:

a)      receive the presentation regarding the COVID-19 vaccine mandate regulations in Auckland Council’s Community Facilities and thank Laurie Ross and Kevin Murphy for their attendance on behalf of Health Freedom West.

CARRIED

 

Attachments

a     24 March 2022, Waitākere Ranges Local Board; item 8.1 Deputation: Laurie Ross and Kevin Murphy - COVID-19 vaccine mandate regulations letter

b     24 March 2022, Waitākere Ranges Local Board; item 8.1 Deputation: Laurie Ross and Kevin Murphy - COVID-19 vaccine mandate regulations submission

 


 

 

8.2

Deputation: Tom Austen - Submission on the Draft Waitakere Ranges Regional Park Management Plan

 

Chairperson S Toms returned to the meeting at 4.41pm.

Due to Chairperson S Toms’ technical issues it was agreed that Deputy Chairperson G Presland would preside for the remainder of the meeting.

 

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

 

Resolution number WTK/2022/17

MOVED by Deputy Chairperson G Presland, seconded by Member K Turner:  

That the Waitākere Ranges Local Board:

a)      receive the presentation regarding the draft Waitakere Ranges Regional Park Management Plan and thank Tom Austen, and the residents he represents, for his attendance.

CARRIED

 

Attachments

a     24 March 2022 Waitākere Ranges Local Board item 8.2 Tom Austen Draft Waitakere Ranges Regional Park Management Plan submission

 

 

9          Public Forum

 

9.1

Public Forum: Eva Tamura - Disability issues for children in parks

 

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

 

Resolution number WTK/2022/18

MOVED by Deputy Chairperson G Presland, seconded by Member M Clayton:  

That the Waitākere Ranges Local Board:

a)      receive the presentation on disability issues for children in parks and thank Eva Tamura for her attendance.

CARRIED

 

Attachments

a     24 March 2022 Waitākere Ranges Local Board item 9.1 Public Forum Eva Tamura Disability issues for children in parks submission

 

 

10        Extraordinary Business

 

There was no extraordinary business.

 


 

 

11

Waitākere Ward Councillors' Update

 

Resolution number WTK/2022/19

MOVED by Deputy Chairperson G Presland, seconded by Member S Coney:   

That the Waitākere Ranges Local Board:

a)      thank Waitākere Ward Councillor Linda Cooper for her verbal update.

CARRIED

 

 

12

Waitākere Ranges Local Board Engagement Strategy

 

Resolution number WTK/2022/20

MOVED by Member M Allen, seconded by Member M Clayton:  

That the Waitākere Ranges Local Board:

a)     approve the Waitākere Ranges Local Board Engagement Strategy.

b)     thank Shoma Prasad, Engagement Advisor and the Local Board Services team for their work on developing the Waitākere Ranges Local Board Engagement Strategy.

CARRIED

 


 

 

13

Waitākere Ranges Local Board Work Programme Reallocations 2021/2022

 

Chairperson S Toms and Member M Allen declared an interest in the item and took no part in discussion or voting on this matter.

 

Resolution number WTK/2022/21

MOVED by Deputy Chairperson G Presland, seconded by Member S Coney:  

That the Waitākere Ranges Local Board:

a)      approve the reallocation of $85,659 of 2021/2022 underspend budget towards the following activities:

i)       ID 517: Customer and Community Services – Māori Responsivenes s: Kaiwhakaawe - Māori broker and Māori-led engagement – $20,000

ii)      ID 531: Customer and Community Services – Community  grants Waitākere Ranges – $16,420

iii)     ID 532: Customer and Community Services – Māori Responsivenes s: Mana whenua engagement (Top up funding for New Resident’s Welcome Pack) – $4,200

iv)     ID 722: Infrastructure and Environmental Services – Climate action  programme – $10,000

v)      ID New: Customer and Community Services – Emergency grant to Titirangi community House – $10,039

vi)     ID New: Customer and Community Services – Business development  strategy and plan for Titirangi Community House – $15,000

vii)    ID New: Customer and Community Services - Chemical wash and tidy up of Glen Eden Village - $10,000.

b)         prioritise the film revenue budget of $5,730 to areas directly affected by filming activity.

CARRIED

 

 

14

Council-Controlled Organisations Quarterly Update: Quarter Two, 2021-2022

 

Resolution number WTK/2022/22

MOVED by Member S Coney, seconded by Chairperson S Toms:  

That the Waitākere Ranges Local Board:

a)      note updates to the Joint Council-Controlled Organisations Engagement Plan 2021/2022 as outlined in Attachment A of the agenda report.

CARRIED

 


 

 

15

Local board input to development of Auckland Transport’s Interim Speed Management Plan

 

Resolution number WTK/2022/23

MOVED by Deputy Chairperson G Presland, seconded by Member M Allen:  

That the Waitākere Ranges Local Board:

a)         provide the following feedback on the draft Auckland Transport Speed Management Plan:

              i)           support the development of a speed management plan to achieve Vision Zero outcomes, with the following comments:

A)    community engagement and communication is essential.

B)    highlight the importance of working with place-based emergency services in the Waitakere Ranges such as rural fire service and first responders.

C)    the plan should include efficiency measures of the transport system as a whole.

D)    road deaths were trending downward from the 1970s to around 2008, and is now spiking so a change is much needed.

             ii)           support the draft principles:

A)    Tiakitanga, the safety of people, is the first priority in speed management.

B)    speed management work supports climate change, health, equity, and operational co-benefits.

C)    speed limits are supported by infrastructure planning, design and operation, effective deterrence, and community engagement.

D)    speed management considers the functions of roads and streets - movement, place, strategic modes – and how many people travel outside vehicles.

E)    safety risks are managed and lower ends of speed limit ranges are used unless safety infrastructure allows otherwise. Engineering treatments focus on places with high risk, operating speed, active mode or co-benefit priority.

F)    we work in partnership in governance, design, delivery, enforcement and monitoring.

G)   we continuously monitor all changes and respond agilely with further treatments when needed.

           iii)           make the following comments on the draft principles:

A)    the speed management plan should use and refer to the Waitākere Ranges Heritage Area Transport Design Guide in applying the above principles (particularly b) iii, b) iv and b) v) in the Waitākere Ranges area.

B)    the role of road quality and how it is maintained is critical to keeping road users safe. With many of our coastal communities relying on one-road-in, one-road-out, the safety and functionality of our roads is a vital lifeline. The roads serve the people living in the ranges as well as the many visitors to the area so there is a need for the right balance to be struck.

C)    under the principle “we continuously monitor all changes and respond agilely”, we note that:

a)         agility requires budget and resource in be able to respond to changes to the road and road use in a timely way.

b)         the plan should include a section discussing its approach to technical advances in vehicle safety. 

           iv)           support the proposed focus areas:

A)    areas around community destinations and places with high active mode priority.

B)    rural and urban roads with higher risk of death or serious injury.

C)    places where speed calming engineering or safe infrastructure is being funded by other parties.

D)    places where there is community demand for safe speeds.

E)    places where safe speeds complement other infrastructure investment.

             v)           makes the following comments on the focus areas:

A)    roads connecting to the Rapid Transit Network should be a focus to ensure they are safe for all transport modes. In our area this is the Western Train Line.

B)    the transition from rural to urban road should be a focus area where changes in land and road use are occurring. Candia Road, Swanson is an example of the distinct set of problems that can arise on roads near the rural urban boundary.

C)    note the topography of the Waitākere Ranges area is a physical constraint, with many winding road, often without footpaths and a significant population living throughout, which in itself is a worthy focus area.

D)    on our roads, there is often a difference between the speed limit and the safe speed at which people can drive.

b)         notes the current consultation and community consideration of speeds is providing additional roads for consideration that the Board will provide to Auckland Transport in due course.

CARRIED

 

Note: pursuant to Standing Order 1.8.6 Member K Turner requested that his dissenting vote  be recorded.

 


 

 

16

Delegated local board feedback on Auckland Council’s submission to the proposed Hākaimangō-Matiatia Marine Reserve

 

Resolution number WTK/2022/24

MOVED by Member S Coney, seconded by Member M Allen:  

That the Waitākere Ranges Local Board:

a)      receive the feedback made under delegation on the proposed Hākaimangō-Matiatia Marine Reserve at the north-western end of Waiheke Island.

CARRIED

 

 

17

Chair's Report - Saffron Toms

 

Due to Chairperson S Toms’ technical issues this item was withdrawn.

 

 


18

Workshop Records

 

Resolution number WTK/2022/25

MOVED by Deputy Chairperson G Presland, seconded by Member S Coney:  

That the Waitākere Ranges Local Board:

a)      receive the workshop records and supporting materials for 10, 17 and 24 February 2022.

CARRIED

 

 


19

Governance Forward Work Programme

 

Resolution number WTK/2022/26

MOVED by Deputy Chairperson G Presland, seconded by Member M Clayton:  

That the Waitākere Ranges Local Board:

a)      receive the governance forward work programme for March 2022.

CARRIED

 


 

 

20        Consideration of Extraordinary Items

 

There was no consideration of extraordinary items.

 

 

 

 

6.02pm                                               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 Waitākere Ranges Local Board HELD ON

 

 

 

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