Hibiscus and Bays Local Board






Minutes of a meeting of the Hibiscus and Bays Local Board meeting held via Microsoft Teams on Thursday, 12 May 2022 at 2:00pm. A written summary will be uploaded on the Auckland Council website.





Gary Brown


Deputy Chairperson

Victoria Short



Andy Dunn



Janet Fitzgerald, JP



Julia Parfitt, JP



Alexis Poppelbaum



Leanne Willis






Gary Holmes


Hibiscus and Bays Local Board

12 May 2022




1          Welcome


The chairperson opened the meeting and the Senior Local Board Advisor led the karakia. 



2          Apologies


Resolution number HB/2022/50

MOVED by Chairperson G Brown, seconded by Member J Parfitt:  

That the Hibiscus and Bays Local Board:

a)         accept the apology from Gary Holmes.





3          Declaration of Interest


There were no declarations of interest.




Confirmation of Minutes


Resolution number HB/2022/51

MOVED by Chairperson G Brown, seconded by Member J Parfitt: 

That the Hibiscus and Bays Local Board:

a)      confirm the ordinary minutes of its meeting, held on Thursday 21 March 2022, as a true and correct record with the amendment of resolution number HB/2022/44 item b) ii. to read “support the development of better public transport access and provide better walking and cycling options and connectivity within Long Bay and Shakespear Regional parks to allow better access.”

b)        Noting that the original reference to Long Bay and Shakespear Regional Reserves was incorrect.

c)         Noting an error in a table in Attachment B Orewa Boulevard stage 3 project report,  pertaining to resolution number HB/2022/39. The contingency amount referred to in point 8 should have read $298,776 as per the table below:


2020 Estimates

2022 Estimates

Construction Estimates


$1,825,173 (preferred tenderers price)




Consultant fees and AT PM time charges


$76,051 (of which $36,232 has already been spent)




5          Leave of Absence


There were no leaves of absence.


6          Acknowledgements


There were no acknowledgements.


7          Petitions


There were no petitions.


8          Deputations


There were no deputations.


9          Public Forum


There was no public forum.


10        Extraordinary Business


There was no extraordinary business.



Local board consultation feedback and input into the Annual Budget 2022/2023


Resolution number HB/2022/52

MOVED by Member A Poppelbaum, seconded by Member J Parfitt:  

That the Hibiscus and Bays Local Board:

a)      receive the following consultation feedback on the proposed Hibiscus and Bays Local Board priorities and activities for 2022/2023.

b)      notes that 86 percent of submitters in the Hibiscus and Bays Local Board area supported the priorities in the draft Local Board Agreement 2022/2023.



i.       supports, with reservations, the proposal to introduce a climate action targeted rate, noting:

A)      concern that while the cost of this package to ratepayers is large, the resulting purchase of only 79 new zero emissions buses and six or seven hybrid ferries is not the wholesale change expected

B)      that due to the impact of the increased rate on those with a fixed income, more promotion is needed to inform eligible ratepayers of the option to apply for a rates rebate through the Department of Internal Affairs

ii.      requests that the climate action targeted rate have more detailed reporting, at a local board level, on where the funds raised are to be spent throughout the ten years of targeted rates collection.

iii.     recommends that deployment of new electric buses be spread across Auckland for the purpose of all communities being able to see the outcome of the targeted rate, with future deployments then targeted to bus routes with the worst air quality. 




            Budget pressures

iv.     supports the budget pressures proposal noting deferring capital expenditure lever:

A)        should not include CAPEX renewals

B)        should not include the Local Board One Local Initiative projects across Auckland

C)        should not include growth funded projects

v.      requests that prioritisation is made to capital improvements in Auckland Council strategic assets, such as the Ports of Auckland, to get better operating returns in the future.


            Operational spending prioritisation

vi.     supports the proposal to prioritise operational spending.


            Waste service standardisation

vii.     does not support the move to a standardised waste system paid for via rates, as this penalises those who minimise their household waste.

viii.    supports the move to offer a standardised bin collection system for general waste and food scraps across the whole of urban Auckland, especially in those areas that currently do not have it.

ix.      supports the retention of the Pay as You Throw system noting:

A)        this system is likely to become cheaper over the short term with newer technologies likely to reduce the administrative cost of this method much further

B)     pay as you throw provides a financial incentive to minimise waste

x.      requests that the Pay as You Throw system is offered to more parts of Auckland, given that the impact of the food scraps on waste collection is still unknown, and noting that proposed changes resulting from the Ministry for the Environment’s “Transforming recycling” may introduce changes that make eliminating a waste user pays system short sighted.

xi.     supports the standardisation of opt out rules for residential multi-unit developments.

xii.    supports the standardisation of opt out rules for residential and lifestyle properties with between two and nine units.

xiii.   supports the standardisation of opt out rules for non-residential properties.

xv.    supports the application of a minimum base charge to every separately used or inhabited part of a property.



xvi.    requests that funding be allocated before 2024 for the Auckland Transport Whangaparāoa Bus facility, that is currently in Appendix 7 of the Auckland Regional Land Transport Plan 2021-2031 as unfunded but prioritised, for this public transport facility to be available from day one of the Penlink project, to ensure that this project contributes to Te-Tāruke-ā-Tāwhiri: Auckland's Climate Plan.




b)      receive the consultation feedback on regional topics in the Annual Budget 2022/2023 from people and organisations’ based in the Hibiscus and Bays Local Board area.





12        Consideration of Extraordinary Items


There was no consideration of extraordinary items.





2.19 pm                                              The Chairperson thanked Members for their attendance and attention to business and declared the meeting closed.