Franklin Local Board






Minutes of a meeting of the Franklin Local Board held in the Leslie Comrie Board Room, Level One Franklin: The Centre, 12 Massey Ave, Pukekohe, and via Microsoft Teams Videoconference, on Tuesday, 22 August 2023 at 9.30am.


Te Hunga kua Tae mai | present



Angela Fulljames


Deputy Chairperson

Alan Cole



Malcolm Bell JP



Sharlene Druyven



Gary Holmes



Amanda Hopkins



Andrew Kay



Amanda Kinzett






Te Hunga Kāore i Tae Mai | ABSENT



Logan Soole




Franklin Local Board

22 August 2023



1          Nau mai | Welcome


The meeting was opened with karakia and the Chair welcomed everyone present.



2          Ngā Tamōtanga | Apologies


Resolution number FR/2023/121

MOVED by Chairperson A Fulljames, seconded by Deputy Chairperson A Cole:  

That the Franklin Local Board:

a)          accept the apology from Member Soole for absence.




3          Te Whakapuaki i te Whai Pānga | Declaration of Interest


There were no declarations of interest.



4          Te Whakaū i ngā Āmiki | Confirmation of Minutes


Resolution number FR/2023/122

MOVED by Chairperson A Fulljames, seconded by Member M Bell JP:  

That the Franklin Local Board:

a)          confirm the ordinary minutes of its meeting, held on Tuesday, 25 July 2023, including the confidential section, as a true and correct record.




5          He Tamōtanga Motuhake | Leave of Absence


There were no leaves of absence.



6          Te Mihi | Acknowledgements



Acknowledgement: George Flavell QSM


Resolution number FR/2023/123

MOVED by Member S Druyven, seconded by Member G Holmes:  

That the Franklin Local Board:

a)            acknowledge the passing of Ngaati Te Ata kaumatua George Flavell QSM, who devoted a lifetime to his love of the land and his people. He was committed to the protection of Maaori cultural sites and important locations within the of Ngaati Te Ata rohe, was a master carver who willingly shared his knowledge, and was an outstanding conservationist and historian.

George’s willingness to provide this board, and many others, with the benefits of his wisdom will be sorely missed. His legacy will live on at the tip of the Awhitu peninsula, where he was involved in the Mahanihani restoration project, complete with carved pou. Kua hinga te totara i te wao nui a Tane - The totara has fallen in the forest of Tane.

E kore rawa maatou e warewaretia too ngakau maahaki,

tou aroha ki te whenua, tou aroha ki tou iwi

Noo reira I te rangatira haere atu ra ki te wahi tuturu moo taatou te ira tangata moe mai, moe mai mai


Your gentle heart, love for your whenua and love for your people will never be forgotten. Go in peace Rangatira, farewell, go in peace. 





Acknowledgement: Volunteer Fire Service members Awards


Resolution number FR/2023/124

MOVED by Member S Druyven, seconded by Member G Holmes:  

That the Franklin Local Board:

a)               acknowledge the outstanding community service by the following Fire Service members:

i)       Kevin Maxwell has been awarded the Fire Service’s Double Gold Star for his 50-year contribution.

ii)     Dylan Wagner has been awarded a Gold Star for 25 years of Service.

iii)   Keith MacKenzie and Mark McDonagh will be awarded a Gold Star for 25 years of service in October and November respectively.

The board thank these three fire service members for their sustained service to the Waiuku,  Āwhitu and Hūnua communities.





Acknowledgement: Teresa Turner, former Relationship Manager


Resolution number FR/2023/125

MOVED by Member S Druyven, seconded by Member G Holmes:  

That the Franklin Local Board:

a)      acknowledge the passing of Teresa Turner, who provided many years of service to local government, having supported Papakura District Council, Franklin Local Board (from 2012-2016), and the New Plymouth District Council.




7          Ngā Petihana | Petitions


There were no petitions.



8          Ngā Tono Whakaaturanga | Deputations



Deputation - Camp Adair


Resolution number FR/2023/126

MOVED by Member M Bell JP, seconded by Member A Hopkins:  

That the Franklin Local Board:

a)      thank Dave Lockwood, Group Manager Outdoors and Fundraising YMCA for his attendance and update on Camp Adair, including options for the future of the camp.

b)      request that staff contact YMCA Camp Adair to discuss their request for Auckland Council support and return to the board to workshop any options.




9          Te Matapaki Tūmatanui  | Public Forum


There was no public forum.



10        Ngā Pakihi Autaia | Extraordinary Business


There was no extraordinary business.




Auckland Transport Update for the Franklin Local Board – August 2023


Bruce Thomas, AT was online to speak to this report.



Resolution number FR/2023/127

MOVED by Deputy Chairperson A Cole, seconded by Member A Kinzett:  

That the Franklin Local Board:

a)      receive the August 2023 report from Auckland Transport.

b)         request the Jutland Road footbridge Local Board Transport Capital Fund project be renamed as the Whangapouri/Jutland Road culvert pedestrianisation at Jutland Road, Pukekohe.

c)          request Auckland Transport (AT) connect with Auckland Council, Healthy Waters to collaborate with the intention of the Whangapouri culvert upgrade at Jutland Road, Pukekohe, being included within the Making Space for Water blue-green Whangpouri catchment programme.

d)         support the proposed 12-month AT Local rideshare trial for Pukekohe and request a briefing on the Papakura trial.

e)         request a workshop on the Waiuku Rubber Roundabout Trial.

f)           request the roundabout trial be expanded to additional locations in Waiuku including intersections of Constable Road and Leonard Place, and Racecourse Rd and Kitchener Road, both in Waiuku.

g)         provide the following feedback on Supporting Growth – frequent transport network:

i)            express frustration at the limited scope of this project.

ii)         suggest the frequent transport network include planning and designations to extend the network west from the Papakura train station into Hingaia and out towards Clarks Beach, noting the proposed future Auckland Transport bus service from Clarks Beach to Papakura Station will be of limited use without dedicated lane provision, given the existing congestion on Hingaia Rd and Linwood Rd, and population growth west of Hingaia.

iii)        request that a frequent transport network service from Clarks Beach to the Paerata train station be investigated as an alternative option if the frequent transport (bus) route between Clarks Beach and Papakura Train station is not efficient or effective.

iv)        suggest the frequent transport network should include planning and designations to allow the route to extend south and east from Drury West station to connect with areas such as Ramarama and Bombay.

v)          request Supporting Growth return to the board to present a holistic overview of all the public and rapid transport network planning that is current and planned, so that board can understand the entirety of what is proposed.

h)      request that designation for future transport routes does not delay or preclude transport projects with shorter time frame from proceeding, in particular improvements to the intersection of Popes Road and Porchester Road, Takaanini.

i)        request an urgent briefing from Auckland Transport on the overgrown rain gardens at Paerata Rise which are causing safety issues with children walking to Paerata School.





Auckland Transport - Auckland Rail Programme Business Case (ARPBC)


Matthew Rednall  AT and Adrienne Darling Kiwirail were online to speak to this report



Resolution number FR/2023/128

MOVED by Chairperson A Fulljames, seconded by Deputy Chairperson A Cole:  

That the Franklin Local Board:

a)      support the Auckland Rail Programme Business Case - 30-Year Investment Plan while also noting that we need to be planning even further ahead than 30 years.

b)      support the need for of a well maintained, resilient and attractive heavy rail network that supports passenger and freight movements and delivers economic benefits to both the regional and national economy.

c)          provide the following feedback on the Auckland Rail Programme business case:

i)               the board supports level crossing removals by closures or grade separation to enable increased train frequencies and minimise risk to pedestrians and cyclists.

ii)             in relation to closure and grade separation, the board defers to the views of the Papakura Local Board, noting that communities in Papakura will be directly impacted, while communities in Franklin may benefit from the shorter train journeys that closure and grade separation will enable.

iii)            recognise the benefit to Franklin residents of additional tracks that will enable express and limited stop metro train services, with travel times to Auckland city comparable with offpeak private vehicle journeys.

iv)            support additional tracks on the Southern line including installation of four tracks from Westfield Junction to Pukekohe to accommodate metro, freight and inter-regional services.  

v)             support planning for four tracks on the southern line to Pukekohe. 

vi)            suggest closer consideration be given to how the road freight intercepts with the rail network, with potential to reduce truck movements on Franklin’s roads and reduce carbon as a climate action.

vii)          suggest that a freight depot in Franklin and/or North Waikato connected with the rail network would support the considerable amounts of produce exported from Pukekohe and surrounding areas.

viii)         suggest Kiwirail liaise with Pukekohe Vegetable Growers Association to understand how to best meet the needs of growers.

ix)            suggest Kiwirail liaise with New Zealand Steel at Glenbrook to understand it’s future development and potential associated impacts on the railway side line to Waiuku.

x)             suggest Kiwirail consider utilising the rail corridor to create walking and cycling paths that support modal shift and enable communities to travel between Papakura, Drury, Pukekohe, Tuakau and Pokeno and beyond into the Waikato District.

xi)            suggest Kiwirail remove pest plants in the rail corridor and replace them with low maintenance native species, and use fencing and other materials that discourage graffiti.

xii)          suggest park and ride capacity is crucial to ensure rural communities can access train services.

xiii)         note stations between Pukekohe and Papakura will service people living in rural Franklin, including the settlements of Bombay, Ramarama, Ararimu, Karaka, Kingseat, Clarks Beach, Waiau Pa, Glenbrook Beach, Glenbrook, Waiuku, and on the Āwhitu Peninsula.

xiv)         suggest additional property purchase now is needed to provide sufficient park and ride capacity at the new stations between Pukekohe and Papakura, before stations get built out and surrounded by new housing, particularly at the Paerata and Drury west stations 

xv)          note Papakura and Pukekohe train stations are already used as ‘transport hubs’ for people coming from the Waikato, however at both stations existing park and ride capacity is limited and does not meet demand.

xvi)         request that Kiwirail and Auckland Transport engage with Waikato Regional Council to ensure seamless travel from the satellite towns (Pokeno, Tuakau, Te Kauwhata, Huntly) in the Waikato, to connect with Auckland’s public transport network.

xvii)       request the ability for heritage trains to operate be retained eg Glenbrook Vintage Railway.

xviii)      suggest that Kiwirail collaborate with Auckland Council and other Crown partners to realise increased residential and and commercial density around train stations.





Auckland Unitary Plan - Local board views on Plan Change 88 (Private) for Beachlands South


Resolution number FR/2023/129

MOVED by Member A Hopkins, seconded by Member M Bell JP:  

That the Franklin Local Board:

a)       provide local board views on Plan Change 88 by Beachlands South Limited Partnership for 110 Jack Lachlan Drive; and 620, 680, 682, 702, 712, 722, 732, 740, 746, 758 and 770 Whitford-Maraetai Road, Beachlands. as follows:

i)           note that Beachlands is referred to as a township in the same way as Pukekohe and Waiuku in the Local Board Plan. It has legacy council deficiencies with no council managed facilities, kerb/channel and footpath gaps in provision, no secondary school or emergency medical facilities, is predominately reliant on tank water and has grown in an ad-hoc manner with residential development, a service centre and a retirement village.

Road infrastructure

ii)         note that the application does not address adequately the increased numbers travelling along Whitford Maraetai Road, through the Whitford Village and on to the Whitford Road. The assumptions used are not credible.

iii)        note that the Beachlands and Maraetai area is accessed via the Whitford Maraetai Road, which has a high death and serious incident rate. The only other access route is via North Road and the Maraetai Coast Road, which is vulnerable to storm damage, slips and sea level rise, and deteriorating road surfaces. The community is often cut off by road closures, particularly due to serious accidents, which can also lead to power outages.

iv)        note the proposal does not adequately address the effects on the traffic, intersections and flow through Whitford village. The effect on Whitford Village from further increasing traffic numbers would be significant.

v)          suggest the proposed plan change should include significant upgrades to Whitford Maraetai Road.

vi)        suggest the proposed plan change should include construction of the Whitford Bypass, which has been in the Long-Term Plan in the past and for which land has been designated.

vii)       suggest the Whitford Maraetai Road/Clifton Road/Trig Road/Whitford Landfill, the Whitford Maraetai Road/Henson Road and Jack Lachlan Drive/Whitford Maraetai Road intersections be upgraded for safety reasons, and note that safety of intersections is not adequately addressed in the proposed plan change.

viii)     note around 50% of traffic through the Whitford Village enters the Whitford Road travelling towards Howick (according to the application). Whitford Road is a rural road with a high serious and death accident rate, particularly near and on the narrow bridge over the Mangemangeroa estuary. The effects of increased traffic from the Beachlands and Maraetai area will have a significant impact on the Whitford Road and the bridge, and onwards into Howick.

ix)        request the plan change extend to and incorporate Jack Lachlan Drive, to create a contiguous urban zone, to avoid ‘islands’ of rural zoning in between the proposed plan change area and the existing developed urban area of Beachlands.

x)          note there is no provision for cycling on the main road.

xi)        request the proposal lift it’s delivery to enable modal shift, including, but not limited to:

                          A)               safe off-road walking and cycling connections to local schools

                          B)               kerb and channel, off road walking and cycling paths, and safe road crossings on Jack Lachlan Drive

                          C)               cycling lane from Jack Lachlan Drive to Whitford Village, using the existing hard shoulders and newly constructed ones where required.

Public Transport:

xii)       note the application points to increased ferry services for the new community, including larger ferries and a new ferry terminal, however does not clearly articulate who will provide and fund new ferry infrastructure.

xiii)     note the current limitations within the privately owned marina site, and that Auckland Transport is responsible for provision of increased ferry services.

xiv)     note that bus services travel from Beachlands and Maraetai to Ormiston and Botany along the Whitford Maraetai Road. Further development may benefit the community as increased population will support more frequent services.

xv)       request bus stops be provided along the Whitford Maraetai Road so people living in the Whitford area can access the bus services.


xvi)         request the development connect to the Watercare wastewater treatment plant at Okaroro Drive, and not develop its own treatment plant

xvii)        note that the plan change may provide scale for Watercare to complete a centralized water and wastewater scheme to benefit the wider Beachlands area

xviii)      note our concern that the application relies on water from bores and increased water take from the bore in Pine Harbour, which is already subject to complaints. Further investigation is recommended on the current servicing from aquifers.

xix)         note our concern around access to sufficient publicly available water sources for fire fighting.

xx)           suggest that provision of potable water for a population of 10-15,000 within the development should require Watercare to lead and provide the service.

xxi)         suggest the development should be around current natural watersheds to limit stormwater damage to the estuary and bush blocks, and will require full co-operation from proposed Three Waters Entity A.

xxii)        suggest existing culverts on Jack Lachlan Drive be upgraded to increase their capacity



xxiii)  note the area is directly adjacent to the Waikopua Estuary and native bush blocks, and that protection of the ecology and diversity of this area has not been fully addressed.

xxiv)  note with concern that development may cause increased sedimentation in the Waikopua Estuary.

xxv)    suggest the development should be given a greater set-back, to allow for further protection, and coastal erosion.

xxvi)  suggest there needs to be consideration for provision of pest control, including of domestic cats and dogs, to protect the diversity of wildlife in the bush area and estuary.

Visual impact

xxvii)      note the ridgeline area is visible from a considerable distance, including the Hauraki Gulf.

xxviii)     suggest consideration should be given to increased set back of housing to reduce the visual impact on the ridgeline.

xxix)        suggest that street and other lighting should be designed in such a way that they do not significantly impact the dark sky, or disturb wildlife in the native bush and estuary.

Other infrastructure

xxx)         note that electricity power outages are frequent on this coast.

xxxi)        suggest consideration needs to be given to how the power supply can be upgraded to be more reliable, and with sufficient capacity.

High School

xxxii)     note provision has been made for land to be available for the Ministry of Education to purchase and build a high school.  As there is currently no high school and associated facilities servicing Beachlands (and the wider Wairoa subdivision), a new high school would benefit the wider community by creating local connection, providing much needed local facilities, and reducing travel movement out of the area to schools elsewhere.

Economic benefit

xxxiii)   note the area set aside for light industrial. While welcomed, it is questioned whether this will provide enough local jobs for the increased population.

Walkways and amenities

xxxiv)   request the proposed plan change acknowledge and follow the Pohutukawa Coast Trails Plan 2017, and development should include connections as provided for in this plan, including to the existing walkway at 600 Whitford Maraetai Road, connecting to the Henson Road end of the trails on the Clifton peninsula, and provision of a footpath along the length of Jack Lachlan Drive from Whitford Maraetai Road to the entrance to Pine Harbour.

xxxv) suggest adequate provision needs to be made for play spaces and recreation

xxxvi)    request that the applicant develop play spaces and install playground equipment prior to any transfer of land ownership to Auckland Council, to ensure playgrounds are developed concurrent with housing development

b)      appoint Angela Fulljames, Local Board Chair to speak to the local board views at a hearing on Plan Change 88.

c)      delegate authority to the chairperson of Franklin Local Board to make a replacement appointment in the event the local board member appointed in resolution b) is unable to attend the private plan change hearing.





Local board feedback on the draft Future Development Strategy


Claire Gray and Dawne Mackay were online to speak to this report as requested.



Resolution number FR/2023/130

MOVED by Member A Kinzett, seconded by Member M Bell JP:  

That the Franklin Local Board:

a)      whakarite / provide the following feedback on the draft Future Development Strategy.

i)               agree with the strategic framework of the draft Future Development Strategy, its spatial outcomes and principles, for a quality compact approach to growth and change, and the rural/urban living environment evolves.

ii)             support focusing most of Auckland’s growth in existing urban areas, near local centres, along the rapid transit network, with higher density and mixed-use developments, provided existing infrastructure can accommodate this.

iii)            support placing a greater focus on providing for smaller scale projects that build neighbourhood sustainability, strong local centres with access to employment opportunities and active transport links to a safe, reliable and affordable public transport system.

iv)            support the need to address council’s key strategic goals around climate change, managing the cost of infrastructure development and delivery, promoting natural environmental outcomes and better managing natural hazard risk.

v)             note there are places in Franklin, such as Waiuku,that are already self-reliant local centres with access to local employment, separate to and distinct from metropolitan Auckland. The Future Development Strategy needs to allow for development in places like Waiuku to sustain isolated communities and offset the need to travel elsewhere for employment.

vi)            support the removal (in whole or in part) of some areas specific to the south from future urban development, where these areas are exposed to significant risks of environmental hazards.

vii)          request that areas proposed for removal because of natural hazard risk be fully investigated and considered for removal in part if appropriate, noting that in some instances natural hazards may not be equally present across the entire area.

viii)         note the significant investment into Drury to date based on current timelines, and is concerned that pushing out the timing of development in Drury may have ramifications for existing developments already underway in the area.

ix)            note with concern that changes to timelines may cause unintended consequences, such as delaying the provision of much needed education and medical facilities (eg hospital).  As these facilities will serve wider South Auckland and the Franklin area beyond Drury, the board requests Auckland Council closely collaborate with central government to ensure provision of these education and medical facilities is not delayed by changes to the Future Development Strategy.

x)             support the engagement and participation of mana whenua alongside council in the development and delivery of the Future Development Strategy so that Māori values and aspirations for urban development are achieved.

xi)            note the challenges of funding infrastructure, and timing its delivery in both existing and future urban areas, however highlights the need to ensure that infrastructure capacity and function in existing urban areas can support intensification as it occurs, including stormwater, open space, playgrounds, parks, community facilities, walking and cycling networks, and public transport.

xii)          note with concern changes to timelines of the Drury development may significantly impact on employment opportunities.

b)         request that these resolutions are shared with the Ward Councillors, Chair of the Planning Committee, Papakura and Manurewa Local Boards.





Local board feedback on current proposals for achieving funding equity through the Long-term Plan


Faithe Smith was present to take any questions on this report.


Resolution number FR/2023/131

MOVED by Chairperson A Fulljames, seconded by Member A Kay:  

That the Franklin Local Board:

a)      indicate its tautoko / support (or otherwise), with reasons and alternatives if appropriate, on the following components of the proposal to address local board funding inequity.

Scope of the proposal

b)         tautoko / support locally driven initiatives (LDI) funding being included in the scope for this analysis, in the light of increased local board decision-making and 80:15:5 being adopted as the equitable model with the following feedback:

i)           note that the Franklin Local Board covers a large geographical area, stretching from the tip of the Āwhitu Peninsula in the west to Orere Point and Kawakawa Bay in the east.  Our board area comprises 23% of Auckland’s land area and contains three townships, sixteen villages and thirteen settlements.  The board faces increased costs associated with maintaining a geographically dispersed asset base, as well as large geographical areas with limited access to council run facilities and services. The board suggests that the Local Board Funding Policy be reviewed, to reflect large land area boards.

ii)         note that the Local Board Funding Policy also determines allocation of the Local Board Transport Capital fund.  The board is currently using this funding to address historical legacy underfunding such as lack of footpaths, and kerb and channel, provision of which is not prioritised or funded through Auckland Transport regional budgets.  Approximately 16% of Auckland’s local road network is within the Franklin Local Board area. 

iii)        request further advice regarding alternative options for allocating the Local Board Transport Capital Fund between local boards that better reflects geographical area and road network within a given local board area.

c)      tautoko / support limiting the scope of the local board funding equity project to local community services and LDI funding.

d)      tautoko / support excluding the following items from the scope:

i)               growth funding,

ii)             funding for discrete projects

iii)           other specific-purpose funds such as slips remediation and coastal renewals

iv)           targeted rate funding

v)             other local activities such as local environmental management, local planning and development, and local governance

vi)           most unallocated budgets, with the possible exception of some minor capex for response renewals and new non-growth investment.


e)          request the allocation of growth funding, and the decision-making process that allocates growth funding, be reviewed as part of the Joint Political Working Group to enable more local board oversight over how growth funding is allocated.

f)           tautoko / support considering capital expenditure (CAPEX) and operational expenditure (OPEX) funding separately for achieving equity.


g)      tautoko / support seeking to achieve funding equity for local boards in a much shorter timeframe (three years) than the 10–15-year period approved in-principle in 2021, noting that this may mean a reduction in funding for some local boards.

h)      tautoko / support taking a staged implementation approach of using year one of the Long-term Plan (i.e., 2024-2025) to prepare, and implementing the changes from year two.

Alternative options

i)       tautoko / support achieving equity by using a mix of new funding and reallocating funding from local boards that are currently funded over the equitable funding level to local boards that are funded below the equitable funding level, with the following feedback:

                  A)         suggest in the current financial climate the focus should be on reducing additional rates rises, particularly given the likelihood of a new region-wide targeted rate for Making Space for Water.

                  B)         support exploring 25:75 split between new funding and reallocation between boards.

                  C)         note the considerable benefits bestowed on over-funded board areas since amalgamation over the last thirteen years, and the considerable negative impacts of under-funding on board areas in terms of run down community facilities and lack of community asset provision.

                  D)         highlight that future equity of local board funding does not deliver equity of facility and service provision across local area areas. Without additional funding beyond equity funding to enable ‘catch up’, under-funded boards may never have the same standard and number of community facilities as over-funded board areas.

                  E)         suggest equity of funding is better referred to as equality of funding.  True equity of funding would require more funding be given to those boards with historical under-investment, until such time as they have facilities of a standard and number consistent with elsewhere across Auckland.

                  F)         acknowledge that the reallocation between boards will require a commitment from all local boards to the process, and note that changes to the financial situation will impact all boards.

                 G)         suggest that local boards need to think broadly and be open to changes that provide the equitable outcomes for all communities across Auckland.

j)            tautoko / support holding new funding in the later seven years of LTP 2024-2034 in a pool which is to be allocated to local boards according to agreed criteria, which is yet to be developed, if getting most local boards to within 5% of funding equity in 3 years is pursued, with the following feedback:

i)           development of the criteria would need to be carefully considered, with potential for the criteria to perpetuate inequity, or conversely, be used to address historical inequity. 

ii)          note the potential for the criteria to create competition between boards, which is undesirable.

iii)        note the pooled approach with the requirement for boards to contribute seed funding for local projects creates an incentive for boards to think strategically.

iv)        recommend that a differential be incorporated into the Long Term Plan (10 year budget), to elevate and prioritise projects and programmes in historically under-funded local board areas, thereby creating a ‘catch up’ mechanism to address the current inequitable provision of community facilities and services in under-funded board areas.

v)          note the political risks of a longer phased approach which could lead to relitigation, including the understanding of new elected representatives of the system or the potential for election campaigning around making promises of a greater allocation to their area.

Multi-board services

k)      tuhi ā-taipitopito / note that the proposal for multi-board services needs further investigation to better understand the implications for local boards and the governance structure and that further advice will be brought to the Joint Governance Working Party and local boards in due course, with the following feedback:

                  i)           in principle, the board does not support multi-board services.

                 ii)           note ratepayers pay rates to the region and can access facilities across the region

               iii)           note that a multi-board approach is fraught with complications and therefore unfeasible. 

               iv)           suggests a straightforward approach where facilities are classified as either local or regional.

                 v)           note that all boards experience people from elsewhere using their facilities.

               vi)           in Franklin people from the Waikato District Council area use our facilities.  Conversely, our Franklin people use facilities elsewhere (eg pools in Howick are used by people from Wairoa subdivision), and people from across Auckland visit our boat ramps and beaches, and use our public toilets and rubbish bins.

             vii)           as a local board area that has few sought after council facilities, we consider those board areas that have such facilities to be fortunate.

l)     request these resolutions be shared with the Ward Councillors, Chair of the Planning Committee, Papakura and Manurewa Local Boards






Auckland Civil Defence Emergency Management Group Plan


Resolution number FR/2023/132

MOVED by Member G Holmes, seconded by Member A Kinzett:  

That the Franklin Local Board:

a)             consider that the plan in its current form provides insufficient information for Elected Members and local communities about what Auckland Emergency Management will do in an emergency, the role of elected members in an emergency, and what support will be provided by Council to local communities in an emergency.

b)             request that work plans and operational processes that include this level of detail be progressed with urgency.

c)             request advice regarding the purpose of Local Board Response Plans (refer to page 40 of the plan), including who is responsible for development of these plans.

d)      request to proceed with urgency the Elected Member Handbook, to clearly define the role of Local Board Members in an emergency, including up to date contacts for Elected Member liaison staff, and information board members can share with local communities about where to get support; and suggest the handbook explain how key messages (to share with the community) will be shared with Elected Members, noting that in the rural context Elected Members themselves are particularly vulnerable to loss of power, communications and becoming geographically isolated.  

e)      provide the following feedback on the draft CDEM Group Plan (Attachment A).

i)           consider the timeline for providing feedback, requiring the board to give feedback prior to receiving the consultation feedback from our Franklin communities, does not support Auckland Council’s shared governance model and reduces the ability of the Franklin Local Board to fulfil its statutory function, namely identifying and communicating the interests and preferences of the people in its local board area in relation to the content of the strategies, policies, plans, and bylaws of the Auckland Council.

ii)         in the absence of an opportunity to consider public feedback from the Franklin Local Board area, the board provides the following feedback:

A)        supports the draft Auckland Civil Defence Emergency Management Group Plan. 

B)        considers that the development of local Community Resilience Plans is critical to ensuring an appropriate and timely response to a disaster or emergency.

C)        is concerned that development of Community Resilience Plans is community-led.  We support community to lead these plans, however where communities are unwilling or unable to develop a plan, there will be a gap.

D)        the board would like consistent templates provided for Community Resilience Plans, to enable ease of access to information when needed.

E)        note past experience shows that as the size of communities increase, people are less likely to come forward to lead development of a local plan.  The board feels Auckland Emergency Management and/or Auckland Council should have a direct role in supporting communities to develop their local plans. 

F)        support means both staff time to support plan development, and funding for physical resources that enable communities to deliver local support in an emergency.

G)        note that many areas of Franklin have unreliable internet and mobile connectivity.  Connectivity in rural areas is often reliant on electrical supply (eg Starlink providing both internet and mobile via wifi), which means that when power goes out, people cannot access communications from the outside world.  There are locations right across Franklin in this situation, including locations close to urban areas like Pukekohe.  Advise that relying on these methods to share communications is not effective in the rural context.

H)        note that while rural communities generally do have capability to self-manage in an emergency, increasingly there are people within those communities who come from urban backgrounds, and are unprepared for emergencies in a rural context.  We can no longer assume that rural communities can cope on their own.

I)          note that Franklin has areas of high deprivation and in Pukekohe and these areas correlate with areas that experienced flooding in the January 2023 storms.

J)         note members of the public don’t understand what they should do or where they should go in an emergency.  In the past people knew to go to a local dedicated civil defence emergency shelter if there was a disaster and they needed help.  This is no longer the case.

K)        note that during the January 2023 weather events communities in Franklin were significantly impacted, however did not see a response from Auckland Emergency Management in the same way that other areas of Auckland were supported.

L)        note Franklin has experienced significant growth in high density housing, with increased impervious surfaces and runoff.  This means that areas downstream of new subdivisions which may not have flooded in the past now experience flooding events, or are at risk as further intensification occurs.

M)       note that mana whenua marae and iwi organisations in Franklin provided significant community support during the January 2023 events.  The board suggests Council fund mana whenua marae at a level that enables marae to be functional Community Emergency Hubs during emergencies.

N)        endorse the proposed action to update the Community Facilities Network Plan to support the acquisition, maintenance and renewal of appropriate facilities, to include Community Emergency Hubs, and request this work proceed with urgency.

O)        note that in areas outside metropolitan Auckland, local facilities often have more than one function, however with Council’s departmental structure based on function rather than geography, this means departments consider facilities solely with their departmental ‘lens’, rather than considering all the functions of facilities in isolated locations.  We suggest cross-department collaboration is needed so thatemergency response’ is not considered in isolation when looking at facilities.

P)        note that rural halls across Franklin can be safe places for communities to set up their own local community response centres.   The board is concerned that Council does not adequately fund rural halls as Community Emergency Hubs in isolated areas.

Q)        note that rural halls and other Community Emergency Hub locations may require financial assistance to procure the resources necessary to provide an emergency hub service.  This may include resources such as blankets, mattresses and generators, and also funding for services like a reliable internet connection and safe drinking water supply.

R)        suggest the Auckland Welfare Plan needs to detail provision of welfare services for people and animals.  As Franklin is a large geographical area, we suggest Council plans for council-led Civil Defence Centres in Waiuku, Pukekohe, and Beachlands, at minimum, as needed, these being areas of the highest population. 

S)        note that Auckland is also a significant rural region and that the Auckland Welfare Plan needs to include rural specific responses. We recommend that when developing the Auckland Welfare Plan, contact is made with the Waikato Primary Industry Adverse Events Cluster.

T)        note that Franklin shares a border with Waikato District Council with communities of interest stretching across both areas.  For the community the borders are fictitious. Of particular interest is the area south of Waiuku, including Aka Aka and Otaua.  While located within Waikato, this area is an ‘island’, geographically separate from the rest of the Waikato District.  During an event, Waikato District Council may have no access to respond to communities in this area.

U)        request that strong relationships are developed between Waikato District Council and Franklin Local Board, through the Auckland Emergency Management  (AEM) and Waikato Emergency Management Group.

V)        request that work plans and operating procedures for AEM include key contacts at Waikato District Council for roading, stream maintenance, communications; and that key contacts for the Franklin Local Board area be shared with Waikato District Council, and be kept up to date.





W)       note that boundaries for Fire and Emergency, New Zealand Police, St Johns and other services do not align with council boundaries, and this is particularly evident in the Franklin Local Board-Waikato District Council area. There may be a need to deal with more than one part of the same central government agency to service communities in these areas. This needs to be understood, documented and contacts kept up to date in all work plans and operating procedures.





Local board feedback on the Tāmaki Makaurau Recovery Plan and Making Space for Water


Resolution number FR/2023/133

MOVED by Deputy Chairperson A Cole, seconded by Member A Kinzett:  

That the Franklin Local Board:

a)             consider the timeline for providing feedback, requiring the board to give feedback prior to receiving the full consultation feedback from our Franklin communities, does not support Auckland Council’s shared governance model and reduces the ability of the Franklin Local Board to fulfil its statutory function, namely identifying and communicating the interests and preferences of the people in its local board area in relation to the content of the strategies, policies, plans, and bylaws of the Auckland Council.

b)             request the Whangapouri/Jutland Road culvert be upgraded to improve water flow and improve the safety for school children currently crossing this stream be incorporated into the design of the culvert to provide dual outcomes. A crossing is currently being investigated through the Local Board Transport Capital Fund, and the board requests it be funded through the Making Space for Water Programme, and that Healthy Waters connect with Auckland Transport to progress this project with urgency.

c)             in the absence of the opportunity to consider all public feedback from the Franklin Local Board area, provides the following feedback on the proposed principles and structure of the Tāmaki Makaurau Recovery Plan:

i)                the board supports the principles and structure of the Tāmaki Makaurau Recovery Plan.

ii)              note that for rural communities, recovery means fixing the damage to the local road network.  Road damage in some rural areas is significant, and communities are still passing through stop/go lights on a daily basis.

iii)            note that rural areas are particularly vulnerable to the impact of loss of bridges, damage to culverts and roads as many areas only have one road as the point of access.  Therefore fixing damage to the road network in rural areas is a high priority for our communities across Franklin.




iv)            note that on the Āwhitu Peninsula there are significant slips in multiple locations on Āwhitu Road and Cemetery Road, Pollok, some of which pre-date the January 2023 event. With both roads damaged by slips, communities are at risk of being cut off entirely, and suffer through the anxiety of passing through slip sites that still have water moving through them, with heavy traffic such as buses and trucks using the remaining lanes.  Safety, potential loss of life and having no way in or out is a very real concern for those living north of slips on the Āwhitu peninsula.

d)         in the absence of an opportunity to consider all public feedback from the Franklin Local Board area, the board provides the following feedback on the Making Space for Water programme:

Increased Maintenance

              i)               support in principle the proposal for increased maintenance.

             ii)               note that there is no mention of improved maintenance of roadside drains in rural areas.

           iii)               consider maintenance of roadside drains in rural areas to be a high priority, noting that under Franklin District Council and Manukau City Council roadside drains were maintained annually, and that rural roadside drains have not been maintained adequately since the amalgamation of Auckland Council.

           iv)               suggest that maintaining roadside drains in rural areas will help to avoid future flooding, damage to road assets caused by over-road flooding, and slips associated with pooling of water in rural locations.

             v)               suggest that while responsibility for roadside drain maintenance currently sits with Auckland Transport, Auckland Council needs to provide sufficient budget, and provide specific direction to Auckland Transport, to enable rural roadside drain maintenance to happen annually.

           vi)               suggest bringing rural roadside drain maintenance within the remit of Auckland Council Healthy Waters may be appropriate, given the interconnectedness of streams, creeks, overland flow and roadside drains in rural areas.

          vii)               note that Franklin shares a border with Waikato District Council and in reality communities of interest, roads and some water catchments stretch across both areas.

        viii)               request that strong relationships be developed between Waikato District Council, Watercare (who is contracted to Waikato District Council to manage stormwater) and the parts of Auckland Council and Auckland Transport responsible for roadside drain maintenance, and stream maintenance, in the Franklin Local Board area.  It is our expectation the key contacts within organisations are known to each other and a process is put in place to collaborate. 

           ix)               suggest the programme must also focus on commercial and business areas, noting water does not discriminate between residential and commercial areas, many of which are located adjacent to each other, such as in Drury and Paerata, commerical areas which both experienced flooding in the January 2023 events.


Rural Settlements

             x)              support the intentions of the Rural Settlements programme.

           xi)              suggest the term ‘rural settlement’ be clearly defined.  There is a need to differentiate the programme and approach for:

A)         larger urban settlements surrounded by rural areas, eg Pukekohe, Beachlands and Waiuku

B)         rural settlements/townships, eg Clevedon, Patumahoe, Clarks Beach, Glenbrook Beach, Bombay and Kawakawa Bay

C)         ‘rural areas’ ie places like Awhitu Peninsula, Puni, Karaka, Waiau Pa, Glenbook, Ararimu, Hunua and Paparimu.

                   xii)         suggest an additional programme initiative focused on rural industry that addresses the specific issues faced by growers, farmers and other industries operating in rural areas, to address issues such as overland flow flooding on rural land, roadside drains flooding rural land, crops rotting in fields, marooned animals, disruption to milking and freight movements, and other associated rural issues.

                  xiii)         suggest building the capability of marae as resilience centres is elevated to become an initiative in its own right.  Given that marae have played a crucial role in supporting our Franklin communities during recent emergency events, prioritising this work through its own workstream is important. 

                  xiv)         suggest that it does not make sense for this initiative to sit within ‘rural settlements’ as many marae are located in urban areas eg Nga Hau E Wha Marae in Pukekohe is within urban Pukekohe.

Flood intelligence

                   xv)         support in principle the proposal for flood intelligence.

                  xvi)         request practical real world improvements in local areas that help people to navigate known floodprone areas, including, but not limited to:

A)     text alerts for river rises (Wairoa River)

B)      roadside depth markers for roads that flood such as:

                                                  I)        West Road, North Road and Clevedon-Kawakawa Road, Clevedon

                                                   II)        Station Road underpass, Pukekohe

                                                 III)        Linwood Road, Karaka, in three locations.

C)    warning system on rural roads vulnerable to overland flow:

                                                     I)        Dale/Maxted Roads, Ramarama

                                                    II)       Glenbrook Steel Mill Road

                                                  III)       Hunua Road between Caitcheon Road and Camp Adair

                                                 IV)        Glenbrook Road near the primary school

D)         gates on roads that regularly flood, that can be managed by the local community eg on Tourist Road between bridge and Monument Road, Clevedon.


Community-led flood resilience

                xvii)         support resourcing and engaging the community to identify potential flood risks, and to undertake flood resilience and risk mitigation initiatives at a local level.

               xviii)         suggest that Council use local contractors to pro-actively address local stormwater and flood management, and that this is particularly important in rural areas that may be cut off from urban Auckland in a flood.  Local contractors are best placed to be familiar with ‘hot spots’ within their community and actively manage these locations on an ongoing basis and during an event.  Establishing enduring arrangements with local contactors should be prioritised.

Stream rehabilitation

                  xix)         support the principle of stream rehabilitation.

                   xx)         note that under the Franklin District Council streams were cleared every year, however this hasn’t been done since the amalgamation to Auckland Council.

                  xxi)         suggest the following streams be included for rehabilitation:

A)         Awaroa Stream, Waiuku (in collaboration with Waikato District Council)

B)         Whangapouri Creek, Pukekohe

C)         Ngākaroa Stream, Drury

D)         Wairoa River (and parts of Taitaia and Mangawhau Streams), Clevedon / Ararimu

E)         Kauritutahi Creek, Awhitu Peninsula – was previously sandy with no mangroves, now has many tree blockages.

F)         Whangamaire Stream

G)        Mauku Stream

                xxii)         suggest Council apply a holistic approach to stream rehabilitation that rehabilitates the length of streams in their entirety, regardless of ownership.

               xxiii)         note the interconnectedness between rural and urban areas with streams running through adjacent urban and rural areas needing rehabilitation both upstream and downstream of urban areas/

               xxiv)         note that landowners with streams running through or alongside their properties may need funding and/or practical support to rehabilitate streams on private land.

Culvert and Bridge upgrades

                xxv)         support in principle the proposal to upgrade culverts and bridges.

               xxvi)         note the lack of detail regarding ‘high priority’ culverts and bridges prevents the board giving more specific feedback.

             xxvii)         suggest all streams that pass under roads through culverts need scrutiny and maintenance.

            xxviii)         suggest the following culverts and bridges be included for upgrade, recognising that this list is not exhaustive, and that may not possible to entirely prevent flooding in these locations:

·       Under road culvert at the eastern end of Paerata Road, Pukekohe (in our 2023-2024 work programme)

·       stormwater culvert between two parts of Jutland Road, Pukekohe (include footbridge)

·       culverts at Helvetia Road and Montgomery Avenue, Pukekohe

·       culvert beside the building at Te Puru Park, Beachlands that overflows and floods the downstairs area of the building.

·       under road culvert near Glenbrook Primary School, Glenbrook

·       under North Road, Clevedon, almost at the northern end of North Road, near Umupuia Beach/Maraetai-Coast Road

·       under road culverts on Āwhitu Rd, Āwhitu Peninsula - two from Colbeck Road to Kauritutahi Creek.

·       Maxted Road bridge, Ramarama

Blue-green Networks

               xxix)         support establishing blue-green networks.

                 xxx)        support Whangapouri Creek as a focus catchment.

               xxxi)        note the opportunity created through the Whangapouri blue-green catchment to deliver Priority Route 5 – Hickey’s Recreational Reserve to Princes Street Reserve, from the Pukekohe-Paerata Paths Plan 2018

              xxxii)        request a path as part of this work, including the potential for the route to run alongside Whangapouri Creek in the section currently diverted into Princes Street/Helvetia Road.

Overland Flow Path management

xxiii)      support in principle the approach to overland flow path management.

xxiv)      support working with private landowners to maintain their streams, noting that many streams and waterways run through private property and that some in rural areas originate outside of the Auckland region.

xxv)       note that Franklin has experienced significant growth of high density housing, which has increased impervious surfaces and runoff.  This means that areas downstream of new subdivisions which may not have flooded in the past now experience flooding events, or are at risk as further intensification occurs.

xxvi)      suggest that the public needs easy to access, and clear information that explains the rights and responsibilities of property owners in relation to overland flow paths, as this is not well understood and can be a source of conflict between neighbours.


High Risk Properties

xxvii)    support in principle the proposals for high risk properties.

xxviii)   suggest Council needs to work with and support landowners to protect high risk properties and that this may include financial support to implement engineering solutions to mitigate risk from future floods.

xxix)  suggest that properties that previously had no issues with flooding may in the future now be vulnerable to flooding due to the cumulative impact of impervious surfaces upstream created by new urban subdivisions.

xxx)    suggest Council acknowledge that high density housing contributes to downstream flooding, by requiring pervious surfaces and stormwater management in new developments, and when intensifying within existing urban areas, and only allowing development on areas that are not flood prone.

xxxi)  suggest that before new subdivisions are approved, the entire stormwater system downstream is evaluated to see if it is fit for purpose and able to cope with the increased stormwater being added to the existing system.


xxxii)    consider much of the work within the Making Space for Water programme to be core council function, and as such, should ideally be funded within existing council funding, including potentially re-purposing the Climate Action, Water Quality and Natural Environment targeted rates.

xxxiii)   request that rural communities are given the same focus as other areas, and are not considered low priority for actions due to their low population density.


xxxiv)       share the following list of known flooding ‘hot spots’ in Franklin, recognising that this list is not exhaustive, and that it will not be possible to entirely prevent flooding in these locations:

Pukekohe Subdivision

·       pensioners flats off Princess Street, Pukekohe

·       Reynolds/Cape Hill/Franklin Roads, Pukekohe

·       6-8 Paerata Rd and sewage system by New World, Pukekohe

·       71C Queen Street, Pukekohe

·       Linwood Road, Karaka, in three locations

·       Wright Road, Waiau Pa

·       McKenzie Road, Waiau Pa

·       Kingseat Road, Karaka, in three locations

·       Charles Road, Karaka, in two locations

·       Bryant Road, Karaka

·       Blackbridge Road, Karaka

·       Whangapouri Stream – every road crossing/culvert

·       Whangamaire Stream – every road crossing/culvert

·       Mauku Stream – every road crossing/culvert

·       Tutaenui Stream – every road crossing/culvert

·       Oria Creek – every road crossing/culvert

·       Ngākaroa Stream – every road crossing/culvert

·       Placemakers, Pukekohe

·       Patumahoe Road by Powels Transport

·       Pollock Road, Pukekohe (became a stream at Belmont in January 2023 events)

·       Hilltop Road, Waiuku Road, Douglas Road

·       Findlay Road Bridge, Mauku

·       Union Road, Mauku


Wairoa Subdivision

·       West Road near Papakura-Clevedon Road, Clevedon

·       half of Papakura-Clevedon Road at T junction to West Road

·       Clevedon-Kawakawa Road at Polo Fields (36°59'08.2"S 175°03'01.9"E)

·       Clevedon-Kawakawa Road (near #1081)

·       Tourist Road between bridge and Monument Road, Clevedon

·       McNicol Road, Clevedon (near #384)

·       Sky High Road, Clevedon (near #46)

·       Alfriston-Ardmore Road towards Brookby Road (37°00'30.7"S 174°57'36.0"E)

·       North Road at bridge leaving Clevedon Village

·       Twilight Road before North Road.

·       Hunua Road between Caitcheon Road and Camp Adair, Hunua

·       Maxted Road in the vicinity of #118, Ramarama

·       Dale Road, Ramarama

Waiuku Subdivision

·        roundabout at bottom of King Street in Waiuku

·        flooding on Waiuku Road on the Puni flats/Aka Aka area

·        Glenbrook Primary School – flooding across main road, blocked culvert

·        road from Glenbrook Steel Mill towards Glenbrook Road- severe overland flooding

·        Howden Street, Waiuku, people with driveways that sloped down from road flooded from water running down the street from Racecourse Road

·        Awaroa Stream – flooded residential houses next to it

·       Āwhitu Peninsula under road culverts are blocked - two from Colbeck Road to Kauritutahi Creek





Local board feedback on the proposed direction of the draft Waste Management and Minimisation Plan 2024


Resolution number FR/2023/134

MOVED by Chairperson A Fulljames, seconded by Member A Hopkins:  

That the Franklin Local Board:

a)      whakarite / provide the following feedback on the proposed direction of the draft Waste Management and Minimisation Plan for 2024-2030:

              i)               note that the Franklin Local Board area includes the Hūnua Ranges, Manukau Harbour to the west and the Hauraki Gulf to the east which are all environmental tāonga that are socially and culturally significant to our people.

             ii)               note that our community has a strong interest in protecting the natural environment and the board supports and advocates for decision-making that reflects the values and needs of today’s residents while also anticipating the needs of future members of our communities

           iii)               note that the Franklin Local Board Plan 2020 directs a transition to a local circular economy approach to waste management, and enables local climate action.

           iv)               note that the board funds locally accessible landfill diversion facilities such as the Waiuku Community Recycling Centre and supports community-led initiatives that enable locals to divert waste from landfill.

             v)               note that the board believes that the Waste Management and Minimisation Plan needs to recognise that communities across Auckland have different needs and capacities regarding household waste. A ‘one-size-fits-all’ approach will not always be appropriate or effective.

           vi)               note that rural industries have specific waste management needs, as do rural communities, where distances to a recycling centre can be significant.

          vii)               support continuing to focus on reducing litter, illegal dumping, and marine waste.

        viii)               support refreshing focus areas for commercial waste streams, with a key focus on:

A)    construction and demolition waste

B)    organic materials

C)    plastics

D)    cardboard/paper

E)    textiles

             ix)         support a strengthened focus on climate change mitigation, adaptation and resilience.

               x)         support extending the food scraps collection services to additional urban areas in alignment with central government requirements.

             xi)         support a partnership approach with mana whenua and recognises the benefits of te ao Māori in waste management and minimization.

            xii)         support continuing to address waste generated from council and council-controlled organisations’ operational activities, particularly from activities generating high volumes of waste.

          xiii)         support ongoing education on waste reduction to increase residents’ capacity to make the best use of the recycling and food scraps collection services. Waste reduction education programmes need to have a focus on communities who have the lowest capacity to adapt to changes in waste management policy and should be regionally funded.

          xiv)         suggest that Auckland Council works with businesses like Future Post (based in Waiuku) that turn domestic and commercial plastic into premium products like fence posts, to collect soft plastics that are not currently being collected.

            xv)         support incentives for supermarkets to assume greater environmentally responsibility and to align with businesses like Future Post, to limit the amount of plastics that comes into the community.

          xvi)         support greater incentives for local companies to support research and design in development of products that support the circular economy, for example replacing plastic based food packaging with bio-based/vegetable material.

        xvii)         request Council progress with establishing recycling facilities at locations across southern Auckland and within Franklin, noting that currently the only recycling centre in Franklin is located in Waiuku.  Residents across Franklin have to travel some distance to access recycling facilities, which creates a disincentive to recycle and/or develop a local circular economy.

       xviii)         note the population in Franklin is forecast to double to 160,000 by 2051, and that securing sites for local recovery centres needs to happen now, before available land is lost residential development and reverse sensitivity issues materialise.

        xix)           support the Tīkapa Moana Hauraki Gulf Islands Waste Plan providing goals and key actions specific to the Hauraki Gulf islands, including Aotea / Great Barrier, Waiheke, Kawau, and Rakino





Approval for a new public road name, and the extension of an existing road name at 25 Ferndale Drive, Kawakawa Bay


Resolution number FR/2023/135

MOVED by Member M Bell JP, seconded by Member A Hopkins:  

That the Franklin Local Board:

a)      approve the following names for the two new public roads created by way of subdivision undertaken by Bayside Estate Limited at 25 Ferndale Drive, Kawakawa Bay, in accordance with section 319(1)(j) of the Local Government Act 1974 (Road naming reference RDN90109051, resource consent references BUN60393786, SUB60393788):

i)          Mataikokako Loop (Road 1)

ii)         Ferndale Drive (Road 6).





Governance Forward Work calendar August 2023


Resolution number FR/2023/136

MOVED by Chairperson A Fulljames, seconded by Member G Holmes:  

That the Franklin Local Board:

a)      note the governance forward work calendar (Hōtaka Kaupapa) dated August 2023 (Attachment A).





Franklin Local Board workshop records


Resolution number FR/2023/137

MOVED by Member M Bell JP, seconded by Member A Hopkins:  

That the Franklin Local Board:

a)      receive the Franklin Local Board workshop records for 4, 18 and 25 July 2023.





Auckland Councils Quarterly performance report: Franklin Local Board Quarter Four 2022/2023


Orrin Kapua, Advisor, was in attendance to speak to this report.


Resolution number FR/2023/138

MOVED by Deputy Chairperson A Cole, seconded by Member G Holmes:  

That the Franklin Local Board:

a)      receive the performance report for Quarter Four ending 30 June 2022.

b)      note the financial performance report in Attachment B of the report will remain confidential until after the Auckland Council Group results for 2022/2023 are released to the New Zealand’s Exchange (NZX) which are expected to be made public on or about 29 September 2023.

c)      note correction to Ray Faussett Reserve description (ID 15354) The board has agreed to a staged approach, not to a delay.

d)      note concern with the traffic light reporting system as this is not an effective way of reporting progress over multiple delivery years.




23        Te Whakaaro ki ngā Take Pūtea e Autaia ana | Consideration of Extraordinary Items


There was no consideration of extraordinary items.


10.22 am


The meeting was closed with karakia


                                                           The chairperson thanked members for their attendance and attention to business and declared the meeting closed.