Waitākere Ranges Local Board

 

OPEN MINUTES

 

 

 

Minutes of a meeting of the Waitākere Ranges Local Board held in the Wharenui Room, Hoani Waititi Marae, 451 West Coast Road, Oratia on Thursday, 28 September 2023 at 4.00pm.

 

Te Hunga kua Tae mai | present

 

Chairperson

Greg Presland

 

Deputy Chairperson

Michelle Clayton

 

Members

Mark Allen

 

 

Liz Manley

 

 

Linda Potauaine

 

 

Te Hunga Kāore i Tae Mai | ABSENT

 

Member

Sandra Coney, QSO

 

 

 


Waitākere Ranges Local Board

28 September 2023

 

 

 

Notes: A Pōwhiri was held before the formal proceedings.

 

 

1          Nau mai | Welcome

 

Chairperson G Presland opened the meeting with a Karakia and welcomed those present.

 

 

2          Ngā Tamōtanga | Apologies

 

Resolution number WTK/2023/113

MOVED by Chairperson G Presland, seconded by Member L Manley:  

That the Waitākere Ranges Local Board:

a)          whakaae / accept the apology from member S Coney for absence.

CARRIED

 

 

3          Te Whakapuaki i te Whai Pānga | Declaration of Interest

 

Members are reminded of the need to be vigilant to stand aside from decision making when a conflict arises between their role as a member and any private or other external interest they might have.

 

Specifically, members are asked to identify any new interests they have not previously disclosed, an interest that might be considered as a conflict of interest with a matter on the agenda.

The following are declared interests of the Waitākere Ranges Local Board:

 

Board Member

Organisation/Position

Mark Allen

-   Community Waitākere – Executive Officer

-   Bethells Valley Fire – Life Member

-   Waitākere Licensing Trust – Trustee

-   West Auckland Trusts Services - Director

Michelle Clayton

-   Glen Eden Residents’ Association – Member

-   The Personal Advocacy and Safeguarding Adults Trust – Trustee

-   Glen Eden Returned Services Association (RSA) – Member

-   Glen Eden Railway Trust – Member

-   Te Wahi Ora Charitable Trust – Member

-   Glen Eden Community House - Member

Sandra Coney

-   Cartwright Collective – Member

-   Women’s Health Action Trust – Patron

-   New Zealand Society of Genealogists – Member

-   New Zealand Military Defence Society – Member

-   Pest Free Piha – Partner is the Coordinator

-   Piha Tennis Club – Patron and Partner is the President

-   Piha Wetland Trust – Partner is a Trustee

Greg Presland

-   Whau Coastal Walkway Environmental Trust – Trustee

-   Glen Eden BID – Member

-   Titirangi Ratepayers and Residents Association – Member

-   Waitākere Ranges Protection Society - Member

-   Titirangi RSA - Member

Liz Manley

-   Consumer Experiences Council, Te Toka Tumai Auckland, Te Whatu Ora - Co-chair

-   Clinical Ethics Advisory Group, Te Toka Tumai Auckland, Te Whatu Ora - Member

-   Titirangi Community Arts Council Board – Member

-   Titirangi Ratepayers and Residents Association – Member

-   Laingholm District Citizens Association – Member

Linda Potauaine

-   Visionwest Community Trust – Employee

-   New Lynn Rotary – Member

-   Archtists Limited. - Director

 

            Member appointments

            Board members are appointed to the following bodies. In these appointments the board members represent Auckland Council:

External organisation

Lead

Alternate

Glen Eden Business Improvement District (Glen Eden Business Association)

Michelle Clayton

Greg Presland

Aircraft Noise Community Consultative Group

Mark Allen

Liz Manley

Ark in the Park

Mark Allen

Liz Manley

Friends of Arataki and Waitākere Regional Parkland Incorporated

Michelle Clayton

Sandra Coney

Glen Eden Playhouse Theatre Trust

Mark Allen

Linda Potauaine

Te Uru Waitākere Contemporary Gallery

Linda Potauaine

Mark Allen

Glen Eden Community and Recreation Centre Incorporated

Michelle Clayton

Mark Allen

 

 

4          Te Whakaū i ngā Āmiki | Confirmation of Minutes

 

Resolution number WTK/2023/114

MOVED by Chairperson G Presland, seconded by Deputy Chairperson M Clayton:  

That the Waitākere Ranges Local Board:

a)          whakaū / confirm the ordinary minutes of its meeting, held on Thursday, 24 August 2023, the extraordinary minutes of its meeting, held on Thursday, 14 September 2023 and the extraordinary minutes of its meeting, held on Thursday, 21 September 2023, as true and correct.

CARRIED

 

 

5          He Tamōtanga Motuhake | Leave of Absence

 

There were no leaves of absence.

 

 

6          Te Mihi | Acknowledgements

 

There were no acknowledgements.

 

 

7          Ngā Petihana | Petitions

 

There were no petitions.

 

 

8          Ngā Tono Whakaaturanga | Deputations

 

There were no deputations.

 

 

9          Te Matapaki Tūmatanui  | Public Forum

 

There was no public forum.

 

 

10        Ngā Pakihi Autaia | Extraordinary Business

 

There was no extraordinary business.

 

 

11

Waitākere Ward Councillors' Update

 

This item was withdrawn.

 


 

12

Funding Auckland's Storm Recovery and Resilience

 

Resolution number WTK/2023/115

MOVED by Chairperson G Presland, seconded by Deputy Chairperson M Clayton:  

That the Waitākere Ranges Local Board:

a)          whakarite / provide the following feedback on the Funding Auckland's Storm Recovery and Resilience:

i)           fully support the proposal for Council contribution of $908 million to the joint recovery programme

ii)         fully support creation of the buyout fund and urge Council to proceed with the buyout process as quickly as possible

iii)        support the funding and progress of the Making Space for Water programme

iv)        advocate that funding be allocated to support the following:

A)         facilities and equipment for local communities to be more resilient in future weather events, such as generators, warning systems and equipped welfare centres

B)         projects to address future flooding such as wetland restoration and riparian planting

C)         stabilising areas with potential for future landslides or areas of existing landsides.

v)         note that remedial work relating to land stability is vital and should be funded as a core part of Council activity

vi)        note there needs to be a programme of regular maintenance to keep stormwater systems clear; this includes removing pest plant infestations from stormwater drains and regularly clearing debris, especially when heavy rainfall is forecast

vii)      note the proposed contribution to transport asset repair costs and urge Auckland Transport and Auckland Council to reprioritise funding so that local slips on road reserve are attended to

viii)     note that “other resilience projects, such as community-based geotechnical projects where risks can be mitigated” (page 4 of the consultation document) should be given priority and affected communities should have a chance to determine what are the priorities to be funded through this source

ix)        note that there were approximately 1000 slips in the Waitākere Ranges Regional Park following the January and February 2023 weather events and

x)         advocate that the proposed funding package contributes to covering costs so that tracks in the Waitākere Ranges Regional Park can be reopened

xi)        advocate that Category 3 homeowners should be given the option to choose between Capital Value and Market Valuation to enable a fair valuation process

xii)      advocate that homeowners with inadequate or no insurance with Category 3 homes should be entitled to the full value of the property in the buyout process

xiii)     note that if properties are Category 3, the buyout should use the same methodology for all residential properties

xiv)     advocate that Council comes up with a strategy to assist category 2P homeowners: Category 2 property owners who may be able to stay in their properties if interventions can reduce the risk

xv)      request that Government and Council urgently review the Earthquake Commission Act 1993; the Local Board would support advocacy to have a comprehensive review of the Earthquake Commission Act and for the design of fit for purpose replacement legislation

xvi)     support the establishment of a national scheme for future extreme weather events

xvii)   support the creation of mediation processes for buyouts and categorisation to allow for quicker decision making and quicker resolution of disputes.

CARRIED

 

Note: Under Standing Order 1.9.7, Member L Potauaine requested her dissenting vote be recorded.

 

 

13

Biodiversity Credit System – central government discussion document

 

A copy of the Waitākere Ranges Local Board feedback on the Biodiversity Credit System 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 WTK/2023/116

MOVED by Member L Manley, seconded by Member M Allen:  

That the Waitākere Ranges Local Board:

a)          whakaae / approve its tabled feedback on the Biodiversity Credit System.

CARRIED

 

Note: Under Standing Order 1.9.7, Member L Potauaine requested her dissenting vote be recorded.

 

Attachments

a     28 September 2023, Waitākere Ranges Local Board Item 13 Biodiversity Credit System – central government discussion document, Waitākere Ranges Local Board feedback

 

 

14

Local board feedback on Emergency Management Bill

 

Resolution number WTK/2023/117

MOVED by Member M Allen, seconded by Deputy Chairperson M Clayton:  

That the Waitākere Ranges Local Board:

a)          whakarite / provide the following feedback on the Emergency Management Bill:

i)           note that our community has recently experienced trauma, the failure of infrastructure, the loss of homes and a slow response

ii)         note that our community is looking for legislation that will identify hazards, ensure critical infrastructure providers protect infrastructure and when an incident happens provide quick and appropriate responses

iii)        support the overall legislative intent of this bill including enabling community participation at all levels, Māori community engagement and strengthening the need for critical infrastructure agency planning and participation

iv)        strongly support the strengthening the role of the Emergency Management Committee to identify local hazards especially to enable appropriate preventative maintenance

v)         particularly support the obligation for critical infrastructure agencies to report annually to the Director and relevant regulatory departments on compliance and any other matters as requested.

CARRIED

 

Note: Under Standing Order 1.9.7, Member L Potauaine requested her dissenting vote be recorded.

 

 

15

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

 

Resolution number WTK/2023/118

MOVED by Chairperson G Presland, seconded by Member M Allen:  

That the Waitākere Ranges Local Board:

a)          tautoko / support Aotea / Great Barrier Local Board position dated 26 September 2023 on the Bottom Fishing Access Zones in the Hauraki Gulf Tīkapa Moana Marine Park – Fisheries New Zealand discussion paper.

b)         tono / request that these resolutions be circulated to all local boards.

CARRIED

 

Note: Under Standing Order 1.9.7, Member L Potauaine requested her dissenting vote be recorded.

 

 

16

Auckland Council submission on Hauraki Gulf / Tīkapa Moana Marine Protection Bill

 

Resolution number WTK/2023/119

MOVED by Chairperson G Presland, seconded by Member L Manley:  

That the Waitākere Ranges Local Board:

a)          tautoko / support Waiheke Local Board position dated 27 September 2023 on the Auckland Council submission on Hauraki Gulf / Tīkapa Moana Marine Protection Bill.

b)         tono / request that these resolutions be circulated to all local boards.

CARRIED

 

Note: Under Standing Order 1.9.7, Member L Potauaine requested her dissenting vote be recorded.

 


 

17

Amendment to the 2022-2025 Waitākere Ranges Local Board meeting schedule

 

Resolution number WTK/2023/120

MOVED by Chairperson G Presland, seconded by Deputy Chairperson M Clayton:  

That the Waitākere Ranges Local Board:

a)      whakaae / approve the addition of three extraordinary meeting dates to the 2022-2025 Waitākere Ranges Local Board meeting schedule to accommodate the 10-year Budget 2024-2034 and the Annual Budget 2024-2025 timeframes as follows:

i)       Thursday, 30 November 2023, 10.00am

ii)      Thursday, 2 May 2024, 10.00am

iii)     Thursday, 13 June 2024, 10.00am.

CARRIED

 

 

18

Delegated local board feedback on the Government Policy Statement on Land Transport 2024

 

Resolution number WTK/2023/121

MOVED by Chairperson G Presland, seconded by Member L Manley:  

That the Waitākere Ranges Local Board:

a)      whiwhi / receive the decision made under delegation on 14 September 2023 providing feedback from the Waitākere Ranges Local Board for inclusion in Auckland Council’s submission on the Government Policy Statement on Land Transport 2024.

CARRIED

 

 

19

Chair's Report - Greg Presland

 

A copy of the report 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 WTK/2023/122

MOVED by Chairperson G Presland, seconded by Deputy Chairperson M Clayton:  

That the Waitākere Ranges Local Board:

a)          whiwhi / receive Chair Greg Presland’s September 2023 report as tabled.

CARRIED

 

Attachments

a     28 September 2023, Waitākere Ranges Local Board Item 19 Chair's Report - Greg Presland, September 2023 report

 


 

20

Hōtaka Kaupapa / Governance Forward Work Programme

 

Resolution number WTK/2023/123

MOVED by Chairperson G Presland, seconded by Member L Manley:  

That the Waitākere Ranges Local Board:

a)      whiwhi / receive the Hōtaka Kaupapa / Governance Forward Work Programme for September 2023.

CARRIED

 

 

21

Workshop Records

 

Resolution number WTK/2023/124

MOVED by Member L Potauaine, seconded by Deputy Chairperson M Clayton:  

That the Waitākere Ranges Local Board:

a)      whiwhi / receive the workshop records for 3, 10 and 17 August 2023.

CARRIED

 

 

 

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

 

There was no consideration of extraordinary items.

 

 

Chairperson G Presland closed the meeting with a Karakia.

 

 

 

4.40pm                                               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 Waitākere Ranges Local Board HELD ON

 

 

 

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