Manurewa Local Board

 

OPEN MINUTES

 

 

 

Minutes of a meeting of the Manurewa Local Board held in the Manurewa Local Board Office, 7 Hill Road, Manurewa and via video conference (Microsoft Teams) on Thursday, 12 May 2022 at 6.02pm. Either a recording or written summary will be uploaded on the Auckland Council website.

 

present

 

Chairperson

Joseph Allan

Deputy Chairperson

Melissa Moore

Members

Anne Candy

 

Tabetha Gorrie

 

Rangi McLean

 

Glenn Murphy

 

Ken Penney

 

Dave Pizzini

 

 

ALSO PRESENT

 

Councillor

Daniel Newman, JP

 

 

APOLOGIES FROM WARD COUNCILLORS

 

Councillor

Angela Dalton

 


Manurewa Local Board

12 May 2022

 

 

 

1          Welcome

 

Board member Rangi McLean led the meeting in a karakia.

 

 

2          Apologies

 

There were no apologies.

 

 

3          Declaration of Interest

 

There were no declarations of interest.

 

 

4          Confirmation of Minutes

 

Resolution number MR/2022/54

MOVED by Chairperson J Allan, seconded by Member G Murphy:  

That the Manurewa Local Board:

a)           confirm the ordinary minutes of its meeting, held on Thursday, 21 April 2022, 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

 

There were no deputations.

 


 

 

9          Public Forum

 

 

9.1

Public Forum - Te Ākitai Waiohua input into the Annual Budget - Kathleen Wilson

 

Resolution number MR/2022/55

MOVED by Chairperson J Allan, seconded by Member R McLean:  

That the Manurewa Local Board:

a)           thank Kathleen Wilson from Te Ākitai Waiohua for input into the Annual Budget and for her attendance. 

CARRIED

 

 

10        Extraordinary Business

 

There was no extraordinary business.

 

 

11

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

 

The consultation feedback and input into the Annual Budget 2022/2023 from Te Ākitai Waiohua was tabled at the meeting.

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

 

Resolution number MR/2022/56

MOVED by Chairperson J Allan, seconded by Member K Penney:  

That the Manurewa Local Board:

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

b)      receive consultation feedback on regional topics in the Annual Budget 2022/2023 from people and organisations based in the Manurewa local board area.

c)           notes the feedback from Te Ākitai Waiohua which was tabled at the meeting and considers this alongside the report

d)      provide input on regional topics in the proposed Annual Budget 2022/2023 to the Governing Body.

Manurewa Local Board feedback on regional topics

Topic

Proposal

Support /

Do not support

Local Board Input

Climate Action

To introduce a climate action targeted rate

 Support

·        The board acknowledges that much of our community is experiencing hardship due to increases in the cost of living, and that adding any new targeted rate will have a further impact on household budgets. In our consideration of whether to support the climate action targeted rate, we have carefully weighed this reality against the urgent need for climate action and the benefits for our community from the proposed climate action package.

·        We note that council has committed to reduce emissions by 50 per cent by 2030 and transition to net zero emissions by 2050, as part of Te Tāruke-ā-Tāwhiri: Auckland’s Climate Plan. The board has previously supported this plan and these emissions reduction targets.

·        We note that climate change will significantly impact the communities that our board represents. Auckland Council’s 2019 climate change risk assessment rated most coastal areas of Manurewa very high on the climate change impact index, representing exposure and sensitivity to climate change, while most of Manurewa was rated as having a very low capacity to adapt to climate change. We believe that we have a responsibility to act to protect the future of our Manurewa community for our tamariki and mokopuna.

·        We note that the proposed climate action package would provide our community with direct benefits in addition to reduction of emissions, including:

o    investment for communities of greatest need and addressing inequities in Auckland’s transport system

o    improved public transport options

o    improved walkways and cycleways

o    increased planting of urban ngahere to address the low canopy cover in Manurewa.

·        We note that climate change is an issue of great importance to Māori, given their values of kaitiakitanga and of managing the impacts of people on the environment and on mauri. We support collaborating with mana whenua iwi to address the impact of climate change on Māori communities and marae.

·        For these reasons, the board supports the introduction of the proposed climate action targeted rate.

Budget Pressures

To manage on-going budget pressures

 Support

·        The board recognises the financial challenges ahead and suggests a combination of levers be used, but in the context of addressing existing inequities at the same time, to mitigate compounding impacts on communities of greatest need.

Operating Spending Prioritisation

On how council will choose which services to reduce, stop or change

Support

·        The board supports the proposed principles and criteria for service prioritisation. However, we believe that an equity lens must be applied when considering their application to ensure that communities of greatest need are not deprived of needed services.

Waste

To move from a planned region-wide pay-as-you-throw system to a region-wide rates-funded refuse collection system

 Support

·        The board supports retaining the current rates-funded refuse collection system for Manurewa.

·        The board requests the restoration of the traditional inorganic rubbish collection service, with no requirement to book a collection date and no limitations on the amount of waste to be collected.

To standardise the opt-out rules for residential multi-unit developments (10 or more units)

 Support

·        The board supports the proposed opt-out rules provided that developments that opt-out of council services are required to provide private refuse services that are at least equal to those provided to council (i.e. there are food, recycling and waste collection services available to residents).

To standardise the opt-out rules for residential and lifestyle properties with between two and nine units

 Support

·        See above

To standardise the opt-out rules for non-residential properties

 Support

·        See above

To apply a minimum base charge to every separately used or inhabited part of a property

 Support

·        No further comment

 

Topic

Proposal

Local Board Input

Other Issues

Any other issues, including:

• Local board decision-making over local community services

• Tūpuna Maunga Authority Operational Plan 2022/2023

• Changes to fees and charges

·        The board supports increased local board decision-making over local community services, noting that this needs to be accompanied by resourcing for quality advice needed to support this increased decision-making responsibility.

·        The board supports the proposed changes to fees and charges.

 

e)      provide its advocacy initiatives for the Annual Budget 2022/2023 to the Governing Body.

Manurewa Local Board key advocacy initiatives

Initiative

Description

Equitable investment

Apply an equity lens to all investment to ensure the greatest improvements for the most deprived communities

Equitable recovery

Ensure an equitable recovery for all including support for South Auckland to recover from the economic and social impacts of COVID-19

War Memorial Park

Continue to support the board’s efforts to complete works at War Memorial Park

Eke Panuku Funding Model

Bring forward the review of Eke Panuku’s funding model, role and programme. This review is now more urgently required in the context of changes being made to the Auckland Unitary Plan in response to the National Policy Statement on Urban Development and Medium Density Residential Standards.

Local Board Transport Capital Fund

Maintain funding of the Local Board Transport Capital Fund and consider increases to this funding to maintain

Strengthening transport connections

Strengthen Manurewa West transport connections to the rapid transport network, that include links to the airport, Wiri industrial park and our town centres

Community recycling centre

Address the need for a Manurewa based community recycling centre that provides more options to dispose of household waste and reduce the social and environmental costs associated with illegal dumping

 

A division was called for, voting on which was as follows:

For

Chairperson J Allan

Deputy Chairperson M Moore

Member K Penney

Member D Pizzini

Against

Member A Candy

Member T Gorrie

Member R McLean

Member G Murphy

Abstained

 

The motion was declared EQUAL

The chair exercised their casting vote “for” so the motion was CARRIED.

 

CARRIED

 

Pursuant to Standing Orders 1.9.7 Members Tabetha Gorrie and Glenn Murphy requested it be recorded that they do not support topic: Climate Action - To introduce a climate action targeted rate.

 

Attachments

a     12 May 2022 : Te Ākitai Waiohua Feedback

 

 

12        Consideration of Extraordinary Items

 

There was no consideration of extraordinary items.

 

Member Rangi McLean closed the meeting with a karakia.

 

6.57 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 Manurewa Local Board HELD ON

 

 

 

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