Upper Harbour Local Board

 

OPEN MINUTES

 

 

 

Minutes of a meeting of the Upper Harbour Local Board via Microsoft Teams on Thursday, 21 April 2022 at 9.33am.

 

present

 

Chairperson

Lisa Whyte

 

Deputy Chairperson

Margaret Miles, QSM, JP

 

Members

Anna Atkinson until 12:42pm

 

 

Uzra Casuri Balouch, JP

 

 

Nicholas Mayne

 

 

Brian Neeson, JP

 

 

 

 

 


Upper Harbour Local Board

21 April 2022

 

 

 

1          Welcome

 

 

2          Apologies

 

Resolution number UH/2022/30

MOVED by Chairperson L Whyte, seconded by Member N Mayne:  

That the Upper Harbour Local Board:

a)         accept the apology from Deputy Chairperson Margaret Miles and Member Brian Neeson for lateness due to technical difficulties in joining the meeting.

 

CARRIED

Note:  Member Neeson joined the meeting at 9:34am

Note: Deputy Chairperson Margaret Miles joined the meeting at 9:35am

 

 

3          Declaration of Interest

 

There were no declarations of interest.

 

4          Confirmation of Minutes

 

Resolution number UH/2022/31

MOVED by Chairperson L Whyte, seconded by Deputy Chairperson M Miles:  

That the Upper Harbour Local Board:

a)         confirm the ordinary minutes of its meeting, held on Thursday, 17 March 2022 as a true and correct record.

 

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

Scout Association of New Zealand - Camp Maynard  transitional rates grant

 

An updated PowerPoint presentation was provided for this item. A copy has been placed on the official minutes and is available on the Auckland Council website as a minute attachment.

 

Resolution number UH/2022/32

MOVED by Chairperson L Whyte, seconded by Member U Casuri Balouch:  

That the Upper Harbour Local Board:

a)      receive the deputation from Clive Simpson on behalf of the Scout Association of New Zealand - Camp Maynard and thank him for his attendance and presentation.

 

CARRIED

 

Attachments

a     21 April 2022 Upper Harbour Local Board: Item 8.1 Scott Association of New Zealand - Camp Maynard transitional rates grant presentation.

 

 

9          Public Forum

 

There was no public forum.

 

10        Extraordinary Business

 

There was no extraordinary business.

 

11

Minutes of the Upper Harbour Local Board meeting held Thursday, 17 March 2022

 

Resolution number UH/2022/33

MOVED by Chairperson L Whyte, seconded by Member A Atkinson:  

That the Upper Harbour Local Board:

a)      note that the open unconfirmed minutes of the Upper Harbour Local Board meeting held on Thursday, 17 March 2022, are attached at item 11 of the agenda for the information of the local board only and will be confirmed under item 4 of the agenda.

 

CARRIED

 


 

 

12

Upper Harbour Wheeled Recreation Service Assessment

 

The Parks and Places Specialist was in attendance via Microsoft Teams to support the item.

 

Resolution number UH/2022/34

MOVED by Member A Atkinson, seconded by Member N Mayne:  

That the Upper Harbour Local Board:

a)      adopt the Upper Harbour Wheeled Recreation Service Assessment, dated November 2021 (Attachment A)  which delivers on the Parks, Sport and Recreation work programme activity ID 688, focusing on the needs and desire for ‘learn to ride’ and ‘wheeled sports’ in the area and provides an assessment on which local parks, reserves and playground may be suitable for these activities, subject to the following changes:

i)          the inclusion of the ‘learn to ride’ facilities at Sanders Reserve.

ii)         the inclusion of a paragraph in an appropriate location, that specifies parks mentioned in the plan are indicative, and that when resources become available facilities may be built in parks in the same catchment as mentioned parks.

 

CARRIED

 

 

13

Local board feedback on the draft 2021 Regional Parks Management Plan

 

Resolution number UH/2022/35

MOVED by Chairperson L Whyte, seconded by Deputy Chairperson M Miles:  

That the Upper Harbour Local Board:

a)         receive the public feedback on the draft 2021 Regional Parks Management Plan.

b)        notes that there is no plan to relinquish ownership or management of regional parks at this time – specifically references in paragraph 7. of the executive summary that even with legislation proposed following investigation, control would not be lost by the council. The UHLB supports this position.

c)         consider the wording is open to misinterpretation with respect to the future however, and therefore advocates strongly that any change in decision making for these parks would need a transparent and inclusive public process to be followed so the many interested parties including volunteers, lobby groups, local residents, in addition to Council and Iwi can contribute.

d)        notes the underlying intent of the appointed Hauraki Gulf forum is for the impacts of land use to be managed appropriately and collaboratively to minimize effects on the maritime environment, not assume ownership.

e)         appoint Chairperson Lisa Whyte to speak to the hearings panel on the boards feedback in b) to d) on 9 May 2022.

 

CARRIED

 


 

 

 

14

Approval for new road names at 30 Clark Road, Hobsonville

 

Resolution number UH/2022/36

MOVED by Member N Mayne, seconded by Member U Casuri Balouch:  

That the Upper Harbour Local Board:

a)      approve the following road names for the new public road and COALs (“Commonly Owned Access Lot”) created by way of subdivision at 30 Clark Road, Hobsonville in accordance with section 319(1)(j) of the Local Government Act 1974 (road naming reference RDN90098390 and resource consent references BUN60377675 and SUB60377677);

i)       Hema Road for the new public road – ROAD 1;

ii)      Ruaroa Lane for the new private road – COAL 1;

iii)     Ko Iti Lane for the new private road – COAL 2.

 

CARRIED

 

 

15

Auckland Transport - Activities in the Road Corridor Bylaw 2022

 

Resolution number UH/2022/37

MOVED by Member N Mayne, seconded by Member A Atkinson:  

That the Upper Harbour Local Board:

a)      defer this item to the 5 May 2022 Community Forum meeting awaiting further information from Auckland Transport.

 

CARRIED

 


 

 

 

16

Transport Emissions Reduction Plan

 

Resolution number UH/2022/38

MOVED by Member A Atkinson, seconded by Deputy Chairperson M Miles:  

That the Upper Harbour Local Board:

a)      receive the progress update provided on the Transport Emissions Reduction Plan.

b)      note the scale of the challenge to meet Auckland’s transport emissions reduction target and that mode shift is the most powerful lever for reducing transport emissions.

c)      provide feedback on:

i)          ways to dramatically reduce transport emissions in its local board area, or more broadly, while achieving broader wellbeing outcomes

A.   the local board is of the view that we do not currently have the necessary funding/tools to dramatically reduce transport emissions in our local board area. Without increases in availability of public transport and active mode provision residents only have the option to drive.

B.   the National Policy Statement on Urban Development will provide more dense residential areas but will need to rely on both increased public transport provision and more people working from home in order to reduce emissions. If more people work from home this will require necessary infrastructure e.g. – fiber optic cabling to enable this to occur. Currently parts of Lucas Heights, Paremoremo and parts of Albany Heights have no fiber optic cabling.

ii)         ways to increase uptake of walking, cycling and public transport for communities in its local board area

A.   to increase uptake we need to have the infrastructure in place for our residents to use.

B.   within central Albany, Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency is building a shared path along SH1 between Oteha Valley Road and Constellation Drive, and along SH18 to Albany Highway.  However, use of this will be limited due to lack of connections to this shared path and also lack of wayfinding. For example Oteha Valley Road connects Albany Highway (which has existing separated cycle lanes) and East Coast Road, via the new SH1 shared path. Oteha Valley Road does not have separated cycle lanes or complete shared paths hence is not able to be used to connect to the new SH1 shared path.

C.   implementation of the greenway connections identified in the Upper Harbour Greenways Plan.

 

 

 

 

iii)       barriers that might prevent the implementation of a sustainable, healthy, accessible, and equitable transport system for Auckland, and potential solutions

A.   the greatest barrier is that for too many years development has occurred ahead of the infrastructure. This has been forced by lack of funding and insufficient development contributions. Unless development contributions are to increase or there are alternate funding mechanisms the cost of provision of an equitable public transport system will be a huge burden on ratepayers leading to unacceptable rate increases. For example parts of Whenuapai are transforming from farmland into high density development.  The structure plan for Whenuapai shows improvements for roads and footpaths to enable active transport but this isn’t funded and development is happening without the necessary infrastructure.  Busses are also very limited in this area.

B.   when resource consent applications are considered there should be more emphasis on conditions to provide walking, cycling and public transport infrastructure.

C.   many areas in Upper Harbour have no or very infrequent public transport.  It will be necessary that Auckland Transport investigate a way of providing public transport to these areas:

1)  Kyle Road (Schnapper Rock/Greenhithe)

2)  Scott Point Hobsonville

3)  Whenuapai

4)  Paremoremo

iv)       ways to build public support for the initiatives that will be introduced as part of the Transport Emissions Reduction Plan.

A.   this will be extremely difficult unless there is better and more equitable public transport throughout the Auckland area. This must include linkages of modes (e.g. footpaths cycle ways) throughout areas.

B.   congestion pricing is unacceptable or unprincipled when it affects local business areas (these are often the residents who are travelling short distances) and when there are no alternatives to driving. Local business areas (e.g. Rosedale Road and Bush Road) should not be part of congestion pricing as people who work in these areas are often travelling short distances along arterial routes. Residents who drive from areas with no existing public transport should not be penalised.

 

CARRIED

 

 

17

Submission on central government’s proposals to transform recycling in Aotearoa

 

Resolution number UH/2022/39

MOVED by Member N Mayne, seconded by Member A Atkinson:  

That the Upper Harbour Local Board:

a)         welcomes the opportunity to provide feedback for inclusion in Auckland Council’s submission to the Ministry for the Environment’s consultation document: Te kapanoni I te hangarua: Transforming recycling.

 

b)        as a broad principle supports the need to transform waste collection into resource recovery, that supports a local circular economy and minimizes greenhouse gas emissions associated with the production, transportation, and disposal of consumer products.

c)         supports implementation of minimum standards of kerbside collection nationally.

d)        supports the separation of different waste/resource types in particular separating paper and cardboard from glass if it enables local or domestic recycling.

e)         supports a wider scale roll-out of kerbside food scrap recycling in urban areas.

f)          supports the development of local uses for recovered food scraps, such as community gardens and the rehabilitation soils, subject to consideration of health and safety, local nuisance, and effective reduction in emissions.

g)        strongly supports the introduction of a container return scheme that obliges suppliers to accept the return of their packaging, provided that this service is simple and accessible for customers, and that mechanisms are in place to ensure that retailers and manufacturers cannot create barriers to the uptake and/or success of the scheme.

h)        is of the view that the container return scheme deposits and scheme fees should be applied to a wide variety of packaging types. The scheme should avoid creating a competitive advantage for less recoverable forms of packaging.

i)          is of the view that central government needs to be responsible for the implementation of enforcement for the proposed changes.

 

CARRIED

 


 

 

 

18

Governance forward work calendar

 

Resolution number UH/2022/40

MOVED by Chairperson L Whyte, seconded by Deputy Chairperson M Miles:  

That the Upper Harbour Local Board:

a)      receive the Upper Harbour Local Board governance forward work calendar

 

CARRIED

 

 

19

Workshop records

 

Resolution number UH/2022/41

MOVED by Chairperson L Whyte, seconded by Member N Mayne:  

That the Upper Harbour Local Board:

a)      receive the records of the Upper Harbour Local Board workshops held on Thursday 10 and 31 March and 7 April 2022 (refer to Attachments A, B, and C to the agenda report).

 

CARRIED

 

Adjournment of Meeting

Resolution number UH/2022/42

MOVED by Chairperson L Whyte, seconded by Deputy Chairperson M Miles:  

That the Upper Harbour Local Board:

a)         agree to adjourn the meeting at 11:51am until 12:00pm.

 

CARRIED

The meeting adjourned at 11:51am and reconvened at  12:00pm with public excluded.

 

Note: Item 22 C1 – Transfer of Land to Watercare – 1 Upper Harbour Highway, Rosedale was considered prior to item 20 – Local board members reports – April 2022.

 

22        Procedural motion to exclude the public

Resolution number UH/2022/43

MOVED by Chairperson L Whyte, seconded by Deputy Chairperson M Miles:  

That the Upper Harbour Local Board:

a)      exclude the public from the following part(s) of the proceedings of this meeting.

The general subject of each matter to be considered while the public is excluded, the reason for passing this resolution in relation to each matter, and the specific grounds under section 48(1) of the Local Government Official Information and Meetings Act 1987 for the passing of this resolution follows.

This resolution is made in reliance on section 48(1)(a) of the Local Government Official Information and Meetings Act 1987 and the particular interest or interests protected by section 6 or section 7 of that Act which would be prejudiced by the holding of the whole or relevant part of the proceedings of the meeting in public, as follows:

 

C1       Transfer of Land to Watercare - 1 Upper Harbour Highway, Rosedale

Reason for passing this resolution in relation to each matter

Particular interest(s) protected (where applicable)

Ground(s) under section 48(1) for the passing of this resolution

The public conduct of the part of the meeting would be likely to result in the disclosure of information for which good reason for withholding exists under section 7.

s7(2)(i) - The withholding of the information is necessary to enable the local authority to carry on, without prejudice or disadvantage, negotiations (including commercial and industrial negotiations).

In particular, the report contains details regarding negotiations not yet finalised

s48(1)(a)

The public conduct of the part of the meeting would be likely to result in the disclosure of information for which good reason for withholding exists under section 7.

 

 

The text of these resolutions is made available to the public who are present at the meeting and form part of the minutes of the meeting.

CARRIED

 

12.00pm          The public was excluded.

 

Resolutions in relation to the confidential items are recorded in the confidential section of these minutes and are not publicly available.

 

12.42pm          The public was re-admitted.

 

 

 

C1

Transfer of Land to Watercare - 1 Upper Harbour Highway, Rosedale

 

Resolution number UH/2022/44

MOVED by Chairperson L Whyte, seconded by Deputy Chairperson M Miles:  

That the Upper Harbour Local Board:

Restatement

a)         confirm that the resolutions, report and attachment remain confidential until reasons for confidentiality no longer exist.

 

CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY

 


 

 

 

20

Local board members' reports - April 2022

 

Member A Atkinson left the meeting at 12.42 pm.

 

Deputy Chairperson  Miles tabled a written report for this item. A copy has been placed on the official minutes and is available on the Auckland Council website as a minute attachment.

Member Casuri Balouch tabled a copy of the Auckland Transport West Harbour Bulletin – Upper Harbour Local Board, March 2022 during her verbal report for this item. A copy has been placed on the official minutes and is available on the Auckland Council website as a minute attachment.

 

Resolution number UH/2022/45

MOVED by Chairperson L Whyte, seconded by Member U Casuri Balouch:  

That the Upper Harbour Local Board:

a)      receive the verbal and written local board members’ reports.

 

CARRIED

 

Attachments

a     21 April 2022, Upper Harbour Local Board, item 20: Deputy Chairpersons report

b     21 April 2022, Upper Harbour Local Board, Item 20: Auckland Transport West Hub Bulletin, Upper Harbour Local Board, April 2022.

 

 

21        Consideration of Extraordinary Items

 

There was no consideration of extraordinary items.

 

 

Note: Item 22 C1 – Transfer of Land to Watercare – 1 Upper Harbour Highway, Rosedale was considered prior to item 20 – Local board members reports – April 2022.

 

 

 

12.56 pm                                            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 Upper Harbour Local Board HELD ON

 

 

 

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