Franklin Local Board

 

OPEN MINUTES

 

 

 

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 on Tuesday, 26 September 2023 at 9.30am.

 

Te Hunga kua Tae mai | present

 

Chairperson

Angela Fulljames

 

Deputy Chairperson

Alan Cole

 

Members

Malcolm Bell JP

 

 

Sharlene Druyven

 

 

Gary Holmes

 

 

Amanda Hopkins

online

 

Andrew Kay

 

 

Amanda Kinzett

 

 

Logan Soole

 

 

 


Franklin Local Board

26 September 2023

 

 

 

1          Nau mai | Welcome

 

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

 

 

2          Ngā Tamōtanga | Apologies

 

There were no apologies.

 

 

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/2023/148

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

That the Franklin Local Board:

i)           confirm the ordinary minutes of its meeting, held on Tuesday, 12 September 2023, as true and correct.

CARRIED

 

 

5          He Tamōtanga Motuhake | Leave of Absence

 

There were no leaves of absence.

 

 

6          Te Mihi | Acknowledgements

 

6.1

Acknowledgement - Fire Service Award

 

Resolution number FR/2023/149

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

That the Franklin Local Board:

a)    acknowledge the outstanding community service by Deputy Chief Fire Officer Bruce Jones, for 40 years of service.  The board thank him for his sustained service to the Clevedon community.

CARRIED

 

 

7          Ngā Petihana | Petitions

 

There were no petitions.

 


 

8          Ngā Tono Whakaaturanga | Deputations

 

8.1

Deputation - CLM Community Sport

 

A presentation was provided and a document was tabled. A copy has been placed on the official minutes and is available on the Auckland Council website as a minutes attachment.

 

Resolution number FR/2023/150

MOVED by Member M Bell JP, seconded by Member S Druyven:  

That the Franklin Local Board:

a)      thank Bernadette Tovio, General Manager and Craig Carter, CEO, Jeza Clark and Tony Taylor of CLM Community Sport, for their presentation on the year’s activities.

CARRIED

 

Attachments

a     26 September 2023 Franklin Local Board Item 8.1 CLM Community Sport presentation

b     26 September 2023 Franklin Local Board CLM Community Sport funding allocations 2020-2023

 

 

9          Te Matapaki Tūmatanui  | Public Forum

 

There was no public forum.

 

 

10        Ngā Pakihi Autaia | Extraordinary Business

 

There was no extraordinary business.

 

10.1

Extraordinary business - Bottom Fishing Access Zones in the Hauraki Gulf Tīkapa Moana Marine Park – Fisheries New Zealand discussion paper

 

 

 

Resolution number FR/2023/151

MOVED by Chairperson A Fulljames, seconded by Member S Druyven:  

That the Franklin Local Board:

i)           consider an item regarding Bottom Fishing access zones in the Hauraki Gulf Tikapa Moana Marine Park – Fisheries NZ discussion paper, at Item 24 of this agenda. The reason for consideration as extraordinary business is as follows:

i)           the item was not initially assessed as having specific local relevance, but on further analysis is considered by the board to have local environmental, economic and cultural implications and therefore warrants formal Franklin Local Board feedback i.e. by business meeting resolution.

ii)         the reason why the discussion of the item cannot be delayed until a subsequent meeting is because feedback is due on this paper by 16 October 2023, prior to the next scheduled local board business meeting.

CARRIED

 

 

11

Franklin Local Board Annual Report 2022/2023

 

Faithe Smith, Lead Financial Advisor, attended online to speak to this item

 

Resolution number FR/2023/152

MOVED by Member G Holmes, seconded by Member M Bell JP:  

That the Franklin Local Board:

a)      adopt the draft 2022/2023 Franklin Local Board Annual Report as set out in Attachment A to the agenda report.

b)      note that any proposed changes after the adoption will be clearly communicated and agreed with the chairperson before the report is submitted for adoption by the Governing Body on 28 September 2023.

CARRIED

 

 

12

Franklin Rural Halls Funding for 2023/2024

 

Jane Cain, Place and Partner Specialist, was in attendance to speak to this item.

 

Resolution number FR/2023/153

MOVED by Chairperson A Fulljames, seconded by Member L Soole:  

That the Franklin Local Board:

a)   receive five-year operational plans from the following Franklin rural halls in tranche three (Attachments A, B and C) and agree that these plans, along with tranche one and two five-year plans already received by the board, will be used as the basis for funding decisions in 2023/2024:

·      Matakawau Hall

·      Pollok Hall

·      Glenbrook Beach Hall

b)   endorse the proposal to fund Franklin rural hall committees managing council owned halls 69 per cent of expenses identified in five-year operational plans where hall committees have existing reserves of over $35,000, and zero payment where hall committees have existing reserves over $50,000.

c)   approve funding for ten council-owned halls with five-year operational plans:

Hall name

$ Funding 2023/2024

Glenbrook War Memorial

0

Karaka War Memorial

16,491

Te Toro

10,419

Waiau Pa

0

Waipipi

25,100

Āwhitu Central

24,000

Hūnua Hall

38,000

Paparimu

21,390

Pukekohe East

0

Matakawau

0

 

d)   approve funding for nine community-owned halls:

Hall name

$ Funding 2023/2024

Ārarimu

8,426

Buckland

15,000

Glenbrook Beach

7,232

Grahams Beach Settlers

5,008

Mauku

5,724

Pollok

3,976

Pukeoware

8,427

Puni

3,226

Ramarama

5,923

 

e)   approve a Community Centre Management Agreement for Matakawau Hall committee.

f)    approve a service agreement for Pollok, Glenbrook Beach and Ārarimu Hall committees.

CARRIED

 

 

13

A Sustainable Youth Voice for the Franklin Local Board

 

Adeliana Chanson, Community Programme Delivery (South), Coral Timmins, Local Community Broker, and Sarah Finlay-Robinson were in attendance to speak to this item.

That the Franklin Local Board:

a)      receive the report “A Sustainable Youth Voice for Franklin” (Attachment A)

b)      approve the “Franklin Youth Voice” approach as the future model for youth voice engagement in Franklin

c)       approve funding allocations for the new youth voice approach for 2023/2024 as follows:

i)       $15,000: Work Programme 113 Youth: Franklin youth participation

ii)       $15,000: Work Programme 3984 Local crime prevention fund, safety initiatives investment – Franklin.

d)    note the need to monitor the impact of this new approach, and suggest working with community organisations providing the support, to decide what success looks like.

e)    request both youth voice groups, and the local organisations supporting them, be given key performance indicators.

f)     request that key performance indicators for the youth voice groups include gathering youth voice, and supporting consultation and engagement with youth, for Long Term Plan/Annual Budget (annually in February/March), Local Board Plan  (three yearly) any local project related engagement in the local area eg playground and park development.

g)    request that key performance indicators for the organisations providing support include targets around upskilling young people to engage with other young people, and to represent youth voice within council consultation processes.

h)    request that staff return to the board to discuss draft Key Performance Indicators so that the board can provide input into group priorities that are in line with the Local Board Plan 2023.

The substantive motion was item discussed. An additional paragraph h) to the original chairs recommendations was added by the Chair.

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An amendment was proposed by Member Soole of the following two paragraphs:

i)            request that youth groups work towards investigating the development of a youth facility (new or existing) in their respective subdivision.

j)        request that staff investigate opportunities for joint-decision making with young people and the local board for youth related funding or youth specific projects.

Following discussion, the Chair called for a mover and seconder to the Chairs Recommendations, (Chair moved and Member Holmes seconded), plus a mover and seconder for the proposed amendments. Member Soole moved and Member Bell seconded the amendments.

A division was called for regarding the amendments i) and j), voting on which was as follows:

 

For

Member M Bell JP

Deputy Chairperson A Cole

Member S Druyven

Member G Holmes

Member A Kay

Member A Kinzett

Member L Soole

Against

Chairperson A Fulljames

Member A Hopkins

Abstained

 

The motion was declared carried by 7 votes to 2.

The substantive motion and the amendments were then voted on together.

 

Resolution number FR/2023/154

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

That the Franklin Local Board:

a)      receive the report “A Sustainable Youth Voice for Franklin” (Attachment A)

b)      approve the “Franklin Youth Voice” approach as the future model for youth voice engagement in Franklin

c)      approve funding allocations for the new youth voice approach for 2023/2024 as follows:

i)       $15,000: Work Programme 113 Youth: Franklin youth participation

ii)      $15,000: Work Programme 3984 Local crime prevention fund, safety initiatives investment – Franklin.

d)    note the need to monitor the impact of this new approach, and suggest working with community organisations providing the support, to decide what success looks like.

e)    request both youth voice groups, and the local organisations supporting them, be given key performance indicators.

f)     request that key performance indicators for the youth voice groups include gathering youth voice, and supporting consultation and engagement with youth, for Long Term Plan/Annual Budget (annually in February/March), Local Board Plan  (three yearly) any local project related engagement in the local area eg playground and park development.

g)    request that key performance indicators for the organisations providing support include targets around upskilling young people to engage with other young people, and to represent youth voice within council consultation processes.

h)   request that staff return to the board to discuss draft Key Performance Indicators so that the board can provide input into group priorities that are in line with the Local Board Plan 2023.

i)       request that youth groups work towards investigating the development of a youth facility (new or existing) in their respective subdivision.

j)     request that staff investigate opportunities for joint-decision making with young people and the local board for youth related funding or youth specific projects.

CARRIED

 

 

14

New Telecommunications Licence at Pukekohe Hill Reserve

 

Resolution number FR/2023/155

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

That the Franklin Local Board:

a)      approve a new commercial licence between Auckland Council (Licensor), Securi-Com Limited (Licensee) and Stratanet Limited (Licensee) at Pukekohe Hill Reserve, 327 Anzac Road, Pukekohe with the following terms:

i)       Commencement Date: 1 September 2023

ii)      Term: 5 Years

iii)     Final Expiry Date: 30 August 2028

iv)     For the purpose of operating and maintaining equipment for telecommunications purposes

ii)          request that the board receive confirmation of how funds received from the lease could be reinvested in the site and benefit the local community, noting that this is a local reserve.

CARRIED

 


 

15

Franklin community provision investigation 2023

 

Carol Wang, Carole Canler were in online attendance to speak to this item.

 

Resolution number FR/2023/156

MOVED by Member L Soole, seconded by Member M Bell JP:  

That the Franklin Local Board:

a)      whakaae / accept the findings of Auckland Council’s Franklin community provision investigation 2023 as follows.

i)       There are existing gaps in:

·    community centre space provision in the Waiuku sub-division

·    neighbourhood park provision in the Pukekohe and Waiuku sub-division.

ii)      By 2031, there is a projected gap in community centre and leisure space provision in the Pukekohe sub-division.

iii)     By 2041, there is a projected gap in leisure space provision in the Wairoa sub-division.

iv)     By 2051, there are projected gaps in the provision of:

·    arts and culture, library, community centre, aquatic and leisure space in the Drury area

·    nine indoor court spaces across the Franklin Local Board area

·    118 open spaces totalling 75.5 hectares across the Franklin Local Board area.

v)      Some community spaces such as rural libraries, rural halls and Jubilee Pool are likely to be duplication, and could be considered for optimisation in the future.

b)      whakaae / accept the key moves recommended by Auckland Council’s Franklin community provision investigation 2023 as follows.

Community service and space

i)       Key move 1: Develop an indicative business case for a new multi-use community facility and an aquatic and leisure facility in the Drury area to meet the needs of the future population by 2028 and to secure the land to site the facilities ahead of development.

ii)      Key move 2: Monitor capacity in Pukekohe Library to ensure that it can serve future population.

iii)     Key move 3: Investigate rural library provision:

·    in the short term, investigate options to serve Maraetai residents through Beachlands Library

·    in the long term, monitor visits to rural libraries and potentially investigate alternative delivery methods.

iv)     Key move 4: Investigate options to deliver community services through Waiuku Library to address the existing gap in community centre provision.

v)      Key move 5: Investigate whether venue for hire services (i.e. rural halls) are required and/or could be delivered in other types of community spaces to optimise utilisation.

vi)     Key move 6: Develop an indicative business case for two to four new indoor courts in the Pukekohe area by 2027.

vii)    Key move 7: Negotiate with relevant schools for better community access to courts.

Open space

viii)   Key move 1: Provide equitable access to open space across the Franklin Local Board area by increasing the capacity of the open space network and improving the quality of the open space network.

ix)     Key move 2: Enhance and broaden open space visitor experiences by improving the quality and accessibility of open spaces to cater for a range of user needs; increasing socialisation and active recreation opportunities.

x)      Key move 3: Treasure the natural and cultural environment of open spaces by protecting and enhancing their ecological features and values, including wildlife habitat and biodiversity; promoting and enhancing the cultural heritage of open spaces.

xi)     Key move 4: Enhance or develop walking, cycling, and green corridor connections by increasing and enhancing connections between open spaces and improving awareness of connections.

c)      note this report appears to be disconnected from the current local context, does not reflect what communities have told the local board, or what the local board has asked the organisation to do.

d)     note this report does not address the intention of the key initiative stated in the Franklin Local Board Plan 2020, namely (emphasis added): 

“Develop a Franklin community facilities and outdoor space network plan to inform future work and investment and ensure the growing population has equitable access to public arts, culture, pay and recreational facilities (including pools) and associated services”.

e)      note the inherent issue created by assessing current and future need for local community facilities and open spaces against prescriptive Auckland-wide regional plans and policies, adopted 8-10 years ago, that do not recognise the current local context or local priorities.

f)       request a review the Community Facilities Network Plan 2015 to ensure:

·       planning for community facilities acknowledges increased decision-making of local boards

·       planning for and provision of community facilities reflects the local context and addresses local need

·       guidelines for provision of youth spaces

·       guidelines for provision of local emergency community hub locations, including for rural halls and marae

·       marae are recognised within the ‘network’ of community facilities

·       climate change, distance from and travel time, and accessibility via a public transport lens are included.

g)    request a review of the regional policies relating to open space to ensure planning for parks and open space reflects the increased decision-making of local boards, acknowledges local context and addresses local need:

 

 

 

·       Parks and Open Space Acquisition Policy 2013

·       Parks and Open Spaces Strategic Action Plan 2013

·       Open Space Provision Policy 2016.

h)    note that the board’s ability to implement any of the key moves suggested in this report is constrained by the willingness of the organisation to prioritise staff time to provide advice and do the work needed to progress the key moves.

i)       note that the board’s ability to implement some of the key moves is also constrained by availability of budget, and this report recommend things that the board has no way of funding eg provision of additional open space in existing urban areas.

j)       note the following feedback on Attachment A – Franklin Community Provision Investigation 2023 – Technical Report:

               I.       The key findings in the report are of limited use to the board as the insights provided are based on regional policies and prescriptive provision guidelines that do not reflect the local context.  In particular, we note:

A)    the Waiuku subdivision currently has enough community spaces, however these spaces might not meet the prescriptive criteria of a community space as defined in the CFNP 2015.

B)    while there may be a shortage of ‘neighbourhood parks’ as defined in the Opens Space Network Provision Policy, there is currently no shortage of open space Pukekohe and Waiuku.

C)    gaps in provision in Beachlands, Franklin’s second biggest (and growing) urban centre, have not been identified.

D)    Beachlands relies on local trusts and volunteers to provide core community facilities and services, with the level of service not equitable with elsewhere in Franklin (or wider Auckland) namely:

                                               i)     Te Puru Charitable Trust (a minor CCO) provides recreation and leisure space, yet is not funded to maintain its buildings, which are in need of significant renewal.  Should this trust fold, there will be no recreation facilities in Beachlands.  The narrow focus of this report has not identified the local nuance in service provision and real risk of no provision.

                                             ii)     Beachlands and Maraetai Rural Libraries are run by volunteers and open limited hours per week, and do not provide the same level of service as the Council libraries in Pukekohe and Waiuku.  Customers at rural libraries cannot access the wider Auckland Library book collection or other services such as internet and printing etc.  If the volunteers stopped volunteering, there would be no library service at all in these areas.  The narrow focus of this report has not identified the local nuance in service provision and inequity of service provision.

k)      note the disconnect between what the Community Facilities Network Plan 2015 defines as a community centre, and what the community understands is a community centre.  For example, the Hamilton Estate Community Centre is currently leased so not available to the general public.

l)       note that the report does acknowledge the nuance between venues for hire managed by community groups eg rural halls, and those that are council run venues for hire (some rural halls).  Community led halls are much more than just venues for hire and are actively managed by rural hall committees.  In addition the list of venues for hire does not include all the rooms available for hire within Franklin:  The Centre and the Waiuku Service Centre.

m)    note that communities do not necessarily have access to indoor courts that are not council owned and the board does support including courts owned by external parties within provision calculations, and suggest there is a shortage of court spaces currently.

n)     note that travel time is dependent on the time of day – at peak hours 15 minutes is an unrealistic measurement; and that people prefer to access services in their local community, and not have to travel to another community, particularly if this means travelling between urban areas separated by greenfield areas

o)     note that facility provision guidelines that include travel time by car as a metric do not reflect Council’s commitment to climate change.

p)     note that not everybody has access to private vehicle transport, and some areas of Franklin have no public transport, therefore provision of community facilities within the local community becomes more important.

q)     note that access to facilities in Franklin is a current issue, as facilities that do exist are not always able to be used due to the quality of provision; eg sports fields with no lighting cannot be used at night in winter or do not have sandcarpeting drainage so cannot be used when it is wet;  fields only being suitable for certain sports; libraries that aren’t open full time hours; and facilities that cannot be accessed due to lack of public transport.

r)       note that access to high quality indoor court space is an issue currently in Pukekohe, and suggest the provision guidelines need to be reviewed to require a minimum of four basketball courts in local leisure spaces.

s)      request staff develop advice on aquatic provision in Pukekohe, noting the suggestion that the Jubilee pool could be optimised  given its poor performance and limited contribution to network capacity; however also noting that the Franklin Pool may not have enough capacity to cater for existing demand.

t)       request the findings of this report be reassessed against the most recent population data from Census 2023 when it is released and that data from both Franklin and the areas of northern Waikato adjacent to Franklin be considered given the impact from Waikato residents who live close to Franklin and who are major users of community spaces and facilities in Franklin (in particular Waiuku and Pukekohe).

u)     note that the Council owned land on the corner of Belmont Road and Adams Road South, Pukekohe is the best site to build new facilities in Pukekohe, and that development of this site needs to consider both community facilities and open space provision to meet current and future needs in Pukekohe which could include indoor recreational provision/ meeting space for young people.

v)      note this report is step one in a process to ensure fit for purpose community facilities and open space across Franklin.

w)     request Regional Services and Strategy staff return with next steps on how to create fit for purpose network provision and how to implement the key moves outlined in this report.

CARRIED

 


 

16

Funding Auckland's Storm Recovery and Resilience

 

Resolution number FR/2023/157

MOVED by Chairperson A Fulljames, seconded by Member S Druyven:  

That the Franklin Local Board:

a)      tuhi ā-taipitopito / note that input is being sought from local boards at the same time as public consultation due to the very tight timelines involved and the need to provide certainty for impacted Aucklanders

b)      whakarite / provide the following feedback on whether the local board supports Auckland Council agreeing to the funding package:

                     i)            support in principle

     ii)       note that while the government will only part fund, and that significant           additional funding is required from Auckland Council, recovery needs           to happen as quickly as possible

b)    whakarite / provide the following feedback on features of the package:

                     iii)         note that Franklin properties and roads were also affected with homes flooded, slips, one lane roads with communities cut off due to the January and February weather events, and would expect projects in the Franklin area to be covered by any additional funding or services

                     iv)         support flood Intelligence tools to support residents that will always need to live through times of flooding (e.g. Wairoa River flood level texts, flood markers on roads that regularly flood, fixed gates for fast and cost effective road closures).

                       v)         request the Whangapouri Stream pedestrian safety culvert upgrade at Jutland Rd, Pukekohe, be upgraded to better serve the surrounding residents and provide a safe walking route to schools, and that the wider dry basin catchment be assessed to ascertain if it performed as intended during the January weather events.

                     vi)         request further compliance services be put in place to monitor and restrict landform changes that impact current and create new overland flow paths.

                   vii)         support more frequent street sweeping and catchpit cleaning and request an increase of service for maintenance of roadside stormwater drains in rural areas, which have not been maintained since amalgamation. 

                  viii)         request clearing of debris in streams and rivers that impacts on downstream  villages/settlements to maintain good flow to the sea, nothing this may also be through council facilitating community stream clean ups and working alongside landowners.

                    ix)         support lobbying for a central government national scheme be set up for future events, and a process for managed retreat before a disaster occurs.

                      x)         agree that blue-green networks are required at pace to rehabilitate streams and overland flow path management.

                     xi)         do not support deferring council capital spending particularly in areas of residential growth, where facilities are non-existent or nearing capacity.

                   xii)         do not support local board budgets taking further reductions.

                  xiii)         support raising awareness of flood risks and overland flow paths, especially as Franklin’s towns, settlements and villages expand with new residents from more urban areas with no experience of living in areas that regularly flood.

d)      whakarite / decline to provide feedback on the design of the Category 3 buyout process.

CARRIED

 

 

17

Approval for 23 new public road names and a new private road name at 60A Dyke Road, Papakura

 

Resolution number FR/2023/158

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

That the Franklin Local Board:

a)      approve the names as follows for the 23 new public roads and one private road created by way of subdivision undertaken by Karaka Village Development Limited at 348 Linwood Road and 60A Dyke Road, in accordance with section 319(1)(j) of the Local Government Act 1974 (Road naming reference RDN90106345, resource consent references SUB60408253, SUB60411132 of BUN60408139 and SUB60413962 of BUN60413960):

i)       Hampshire Lane (Road 1)

ii)      Black Angus Boulevard (Road 2)

iii)     Plane Tree Avenue (Road 3)

iv)     Shorthorn Lane (Road 4)

v)      Ryeland Lane (Road 5)

vi)     Corral Street (Road 6)

vii)     Tungou Street (Road 7)

viii)    Karaka Village Parade (Road 8)

ix)      Wagyu Lane (Road 9)

x)       Kobe Street (Road 10)

xi)      Suffolk Down Road (Road 11)

xii)     Belted Galloway Lane (Road 12)

xiii)    Shropshire Street (Road 13)

xiv)    Murray Grey Lane (Road 14)

xv)     Dorset Down Drive (Road 15)

xvi)    Coopworth Street (Road 16)

xvii)    Texel Street (Road 17)

xviii)   Border Leicester Drive (Road 18)

xix)   Whangamarie Rise (Road 19)

xx)    Maungakaraka Road (Road 20)

xxi)   Belgium Blue Lane (Road 21)

xxii)    Charolais Road (Road 22)

xxiii)   Kentucky Blue Road (Road 23)

xxiv)   Wilshire Mews (COAL 1)

CARRIED

 

 

18

Update on the Rural Advisory Panel

 

Resolution number FR/2023/159

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

That the Franklin Local Board:

a)      whiwhi / receive a verbal or written update from the appointed representative on the Rural Advisory board, Alan Cole, on matters being considered by Rural Advisory Panel with the following updates:

 

i)        Royal Agricultural Society Rural Ambassador competition winner Sophie Hoist from the Helensville A & P Society

ii)      Ballance Farm Environment Awards Auckland winners Brett and Fenella Wheeler from BFG Ltd, Glenbrook Beach resident presented to the panel

iii)     workshop on Essential Freshwater

iv)     workshop on NPS-FM implementation update, Pukekohe Specified Vegetable Growing Area

v)      Dairy Nitrogen Cap reporting- 33 percent filed at 1st September- follow up email for compliant and non-compliant (8)- enforcement next year. Stock Exclusion regulations

vi)     Freshwater Farm Plans- roll out from 1st November 24 in three stages six months apart starting with Kaipara/ Manukau/ Hauraki

vii)   workshop on NPSHPL solar farms and Glass houses- subcommittee of Ryan Jess Leann and I to do submission on Auckland Council’s submission.

viii)  workshop on Biodiversity Credit System out for consultation- seeking feedback for the design of a biodiversity credit system to increase the funding opportunities from the private sector towards restoration.

ix)     workshop on Civil Defence Emergency Management Group Plan consultation- satellite towns and villages

x)      workshop on Healthy Waters Operational Update, Te Paiaka riparian planting study of stream banks, of the 11 species, Ti Kouka/Cabbage trees was the most effective followed by Houhere/Lacebark.

xi)     workshop on storm recovery and resilience consultation

xii)   workshop on Auckland Transport 23/24 maintenance programme- 400km sealing 23/24 only 6% of sealed network still short of a sustainable level of 7.5%-8% 1400 km backlog of sealing roads which have exceeded their design life. Discussed roadside drain maintenance.

CARRIED

 


 

19

Potential changes to the National Policy Statement for Highly Productive Land

 

Resolution number FR/2023/160

MOVED by Deputy Chairperson A Cole, seconded by Member L Soole:  

That the Franklin Local Board:

a)      whakarite / provide any feedback to council staff on the potential changes to the National Policy Statement for Highly Productive Land.

                  i)            support in principle protecting highly productive class 1, 2 and 3 soils

                 ii)           support in principle productive activities on class 1, 2, and 3 soils that make use of the highly productive soil

               iii)            oppose in principle the proposed widening of exceptions to include construction of new infrastructure

               iv)            suggest that exceptions for new infrastructure on class 3 soils be considered on a case by case basis, with consideration of scale, site coverage, terrain, and reverse sensitivity

                 v)           support a partial exception that allows for buildings that support existing production that does use soils eg existing market garden wanting to replace or build a new a packing shed

               vi)            oppose in principle any new use of highly productive class 1 and 2 soils for activities that are not dependent on the soil.

             vii)            suggest exceptions for intensive indoor primary production on class 3 soils be considered on a case by case basis, noting there is a need for these activities to be located close to supporting activities for this sector.

b)      tuhi ā-taipitopito / noting that there is significant misinformation and misunderstanding on this issue and the implications of change, and request that these resolutions are shared with all local boards.

CARRIED

 

 

20

Biodiversity Credit System – central government discussion document

 

Resolution number FR/2023/161

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

That the Franklin Local Board:

a)      whakahē / decline the opportunity to provide any feedback to council staff to help inform a council submission on the proposed Biodiversity Credit System by 29 September 2023

CARRIED

 


 

21

Local board feedback on Hauraki Gulf / Tīkapa  Moana Marine Protection Bill

 

Resolution number FR/2023/162

MOVED by Chairperson A Fulljames, seconded by Member L Soole:  

That the Franklin Local Board:

a)             whakarite / provide the following feedback on the Hauraki Gulf / Tīkapa Moana Marine Protection Bill to be incorporated into the council’s submission to the Environment Select Committee:

a)      tautoko /  support the Hauraki Gulf / Tīkapa Moana Marine Protection Bill which is seeking to contribute to the restoration of the health and mauri of the Hauraki Gulf / Tīkapa Moana by establishing two marine reserves, five seafloor protection areas, and 12 high protection areas in the Hauraki Gulf, while acknowledging customary rights within seafloor protection areas and high protection areas.

b)      tautoko /  support in principle Mana whenua to maintain kaitiakitanga over the land and derive their mana from it. The local board recognises the important spiritual and cultural links and will seek iwi advice and cooperation in developing and delivering environmental initiatives in the local board area.

c)      tautoko /  support enabling the wider community to protect our environment and to adopt and embed environmentally sustainable behaviours

d)      tautoko /  support Hauraki Gulf Forum activities and support initiatives that improve water quality in Turanga Estuary, Waikopua Estuary (Whitford) and the Wairoa River (Clevedon).

e)      tautoko /    support work to restore, reveal, and celebrate the Manukau Harbour, Hauraki Gulf and Hūnua Ranges as environmental taonga through regionally funded development and protection work programmes.

f)            tautoko /  support increased marine protection areas within the gulf and advocating for the entire marine park to have some level of statutory protections, management and monitoring.  

CARRIED

 

 

22

Governance Forward Work calendar September 2023

 

Resolution number FR/2023/163

MOVED by Member A Kinzett, seconded by Member A Kay:  

That the Franklin Local Board:

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

CARRIED

 


 

23

Franklin Local Board workshop records

 

Resolution number FR/2023/164

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

That the Franklin Local Board:

a)      receive the Franklin Local Board workshop records for 1, 8, 15, 22 and 29 August 2023.

CARRIED

 

 

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

 

 

24.1

 Extraordinary business - Bottom Fishing Access Zones in the Hauraki Gulf Tīkapa Moana Marine Park – Fisheries New Zealand discussion paper

 

 

 

Resolution number FR/2023/165

MOVED by Chairperson A Fulljames, seconded by Member L Soole:  

That the Franklin Local Board:

a)    support at minimum Option 4 as a short transition towards a total ban

b)    advocate for a total ban on bottom trawling, scallop dredging, and Danish seining within the Tikapa Moana Te Moananui a Toi / Hauraki Gulf Marine Park.

c)    note with concern that further surveillance of exotic Caulerpa within the Tikapa Moana Te Moananui a Toi / Hauraki Gulf Marine Park is required, as it is unclear on how widespread it is and the potential for bottom trawling to further exacerbate.

CARRIED

           

Under Standing Order LBS 3.15.5 Member Cole requested that his abstention from voting on this item be recorded on the basis that he has not had sufficient time to consider advice and implications on the local community.

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The meeting closed with karakia.

 

 

 

11.00am                                             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 Franklin Local Board HELD ON

 

 

 

DATE:.........................................................................

 

 

 

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