Waiheke Local Board

 

OPEN MINUTES

 

 

 

Minutes of a meeting of the Waiheke Local Board held in the Local Board Office, 10 Belgium Street, Ostend, Waiheke on Wednesday, 27 July 2022 at 5.19pm.

 

present

 

Chairperson

Cath Handley

 

Deputy Chairperson

Kylee Matthews

 

Members

Robin Tucker

 

 

Bob Upchurch

 

 

Paul Walden

 

 

ALSO PRESENT

 

Councillor

Pippa Coom

 

 

 


Waiheke Local Board

27 July 2022

 

 

1          Welcome

           

Board members led the meeting with a Karakia.

 

Kua uru mai a hau kaha, a hau maia, a hau ora, a hau nui,

Ki runga, ki raro, ki roto, ki waho

Rire, rire hau…pai marire

 

Translation (non-literal) - Rama Ormsby

Let the winds bring us inspiration from beyond,

Invigorate us with determination and courage to achieve our aspirations for abundance and sustainability

Bring calm, bring all things good, bring peace… good peace.

 

2          Apologies

 

There were no apologies.

 

3          Declaration of Interest

 

There were no declarations of interest.

 

4          Confirmation of Minutes

 

Resolution number WHK/2022/107

MOVED by Chairperson C Handley, seconded by Deputy Chairperson K Matthews:  

That the Waiheke Local Board:

a)         confirm the ordinary minutes of its meeting, held on Wednesday, 22 June 2022, as  true and correct.

CARRIED

 

5          Leave of Absence

 

There were no leaves of absence.

 

6          Acknowledgements

 

There were no acknowledgements.

 

7          Petitions

 

7.1

Petition from Waiheke Action for Ethical Technology

 

Resolution number WHK/2022/108

MOVED by Chairperson C Handley, seconded by Deputy Chairperson K Matthews:  

That the Waiheke Local Board:

a)      receive the petition from WAET to declare Waiheke Island a 5G-Free community.

b)      thank Michael Fleck for his presentation and attendance.

CARRIED

 

 

8          Deputations

 

There were no deputations.

 

9          Public Forum

 

There was no public forum.

 

10        Extraordinary Business

 

There was no extraordinary business.

 

11

Councillor's Update

 

Resolution number WHK/2022/109

MOVED by Chairperson C Handley, seconded by Member R Tucker:  

That the Waiheke Local Board:

a)      accept a verbal update from Waitemata and Gulf Ward Councillor, Pippa Coom.

CARRIED

 

 

12

Chairperson's report

 

Resolution number WHK/2022/110

MOVED by Deputy Chairperson K Matthews, seconded by Member B Upchurch:  

That the Waiheke Local Board:

a)         receive Chairperson, Cath Handley’s report.

 

b)        note that the omnibus Waiheke Local Parks Management Plan has already been publicly consulted.

CARRIED

 

 

13

Auckland Transport Report - July 2022

 

Resolution number WHK/2022/111

MOVED by Member B Upchurch, seconded by Member R Tucker:  

That the Waiheke Local Board:

a)      receive the Auckland Transport July 2022 update.

CARRIED

 

 

14

Landowner approval request -  Healthy Waters, Wastewater upgrade in The Strand Accessway Reserve

 

Resolution number WHK/2022/112

MOVED by Deputy Chairperson K Matthews, seconded by Member R Tucker:  

That the Waiheke Local Board:

a)      approve the application from Healthy Waters to install wastewater infrastructure within The Strand Accessway Reserve, Waiheke Island.

CARRIED

 

 

15

Draft Waiheke Local Parks Management Plan - appointment of independent commissioners

 

Resolution number WHK/2022/113

MOVED by Member R Tucker, seconded by Deputy Chairperson K Matthews:  

That the Waiheke Local Board:

a)      appoint Rebecca Skidmore as independent commissioner to chair the hearings panel for the draft Waiheke Local Parks Management Plan

b)      appoint Robert Scott as an alternative independent commissioner to chair the hearing panel for the draft Waiheke Local Parks Management Plan should Rebecca Skidmore become unavailable

c)      delegate to the local board chairperson the power to make replacement appointments should any panel member appointed under recommendations a) and b) above be unavailable

d)      note that the decision to approve the final Waiheke Local Parks Management Plan will remain with the local board.

The motion was declared carried by 4 votes to 1.

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

For

Chairperson C Handley

Deputy Chairperson K Matthews

Member R Tucker

Member B Upchurch

Against

Member P Walden

Abstained

 

CARRIED

 

 

16

2021-22 Q3 Joint CCO Local Board Engagement Plan update and 2022-23 Joint CCO Local Board Engagement Plan adoption

 

Resolution number WHK/2022/114

MOVED by Member R Tucker, seconded by Member B Upchurch:  

That the Waiheke Local Board:

a)      receive the third quarter update on Council-Controlled Organisation work programme items in its area.

b)      adopt the Joint CCO Local Board Engagement Plan 2022-2023 as agreed between the local board and Auckland Council’s substantive Council-Controlled Organisations: Auckland Transport, Eke Panuku Development Auckland, Tātaki Auckland Unlimited and Watercare.

c)      note that the attachments to the Joint CCO Local Board Engagement Plan 2022-2023 will be updated as needed, with changes reported to the local board each quarter.

d)      authorise the chair of the local board to sign this agreement on behalf of the local board, alongside representatives from the four CCOs.

CARRIED

 

 

17

Feedback for inclusion in Auckland Council's submission on the Water Services Entities Bill

 

Resolution number WHK/2022/115

MOVED by Chairperson C Handley, seconded by Member R Tucker:  

That the Waiheke Local Board:

a)      note the board’s input in Attachment A which approved and submitted under delegation for inclusion in an Auckland Council submission on the proposed Water Services Entities Bill.

b)      note the board’s earlier related feedback Attachment B (endorsed 22 September 2021) on the Three Waters Reform

CARRIED

 

 

18

Local board feedback on the strategic direction of Auckland's Future Development Strategy

 

Resolution number WHK/2022/116

MOVED by Deputy Chairperson K Matthews, seconded by Member B Upchurch:  

That the Waiheke Local Board:

a)         support updating the Future Development Strategy to provide an increased focus on hapū and iwi values and aspirations, climate change mitigation, and empowerment of local resilience.

b)        note that as an island based local board area issues of rising sea levels and major rainfall events are significantly impactful and consideration of infrastructure requirements and upgrades does need to be given to non-urban island areas.

c)         strongly suggest that internet connectivity be specifically considered within scope when reviewing the Future Development Strategy. There is an assumption that Auckland’s internet connectivity is sufficient to support civil defence, service efficiencies, and economic activity across Auckland, however this is not the experience for large parts of the region, and Auckland Council needs to support futureproofing for this type of infrastructure.

d)        suggest a review of stormwater open drainage and fish-friendly culvert practices, including any climate change adaption plans, for rural and island board areas.

e)         that consideration is given to future proofing wharf and ferry infrastructure for Waiheke and Rakino to cater for the growth and needs of ferry users.

f)          consideration needs to be given to the provision of appropriate infrastructure to respond to peak visitor demands.

g)        delegate to the local board Chair to finalise the board’s feedback on the Future Development Strategy review in agreement with board members by due date.

 

CARRIED

 

 

 

 

 

 

19

Community Forum record of proceedings

 

Resolution number WHK/2022/117

MOVED by Deputy Chairperson K Matthews, seconded by Member B Upchurch:  

That the Waiheke Local Board:

a)      note the Community Forum record of proceedings dated 13 July 2022.

CARRIED

 

 

20

Waiheke Local Board Workshop record of proceedings

 

Resolution number WHK/2022/118

MOVED by Deputy Chairperson K Matthews, seconded by Member B Upchurch:  

That the Waiheke Local Board:

a)      note the record of proceedings for the local board workshops held on 15 and 22 June and 20 July 2022. 

CARRIED

 

 

21

List of resource consent applications - 5 June to 13 July 2022

 

Resolution number WHK/2022/119

MOVED by Deputy Chairperson K Matthews, seconded by Member B Upchurch:  

That the Waiheke Local Board:

a)      note the list of resource consents applications related to Waiheke Island. 

CARRIED

 

 

22        Consideration of Extraordinary Items

 

There was no consideration of extraordinary items.

 

Deputy Chair Kylee Matthews closed the meeting with a karakia.

 

Waiho i te toipoto kaua i te toiroa

Let us keep close together, not far apart

 

 

 

6.45 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 Waiheke Local Board HELD ON

 

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