Rodney Local Board

 

OPEN MINUTES

 

 

 

Minutes of a meeting of the Rodney Local Board held in the Kumeū Meeting Room, Kumeū Library, 296 Main Road, Kumeū. on Wednesday, 18 October 2023 at 10.00am.

 

Te Hunga kua Tae mai | present

 

Chairperson

Brent Bailey

 

Deputy Chairperson

Louise Johnston

Via electronic link, until 2.10pm, item 21

Members

Michelle Carmichael

 

 

Mark Dennis

 

 

Tim Holdgate

 

 

Colin Smith

 

 

Geoff Upson

 

 

Ivan Wagstaff

 

 

Guy Wishart

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Rodney Local Board

18 October 2023

 

 

 

Member C Smith left the meeting at 10.01am.

 

 

1          Nau mai | Welcome

 

The chairperson opened the meeting and welcomed those in attendance followed by Member M Dennis leading the meeting with a karakia.

 

 

 

Member C Smith returned at 10.03am.

 

 

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

 

That the Rodney Local Board:

a)          confirm the ordinary minutes of its meeting, held on Wednesday 20 September 2023, as a true and correct record.

 

Note: with the agreement of the meeting the chairperson deferred the item to be considered later in the meeting.

 

Note: The chairperson accorded precedence to item 9.5 Public Forum - Community Art in Riverhead, at this time.

 


 

 

9.5

Community Art in Riverhead

 

Professor Leonard Bloksberg was in attendance to discuss Arts initiatives in Riverhead.

 

Resolution number RD/2023/162

MOVED by Chairperson B Bailey, seconded by Deputy Chairperson L Johnston: 

That the Rodney Local Board:

a)              whakamihi / thank Mr Bloksberg for his attendance at the meeting.

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

 

8.1

Deputation: Community Recycling Centre at Lawrie Rd, Snells Beach

 

Trish Allen and John McIntyre from Mahurangi Wastebusters were in attendance for this item.

 

Resolution number RD/2023/163

MOVED by Chairperson B Bailey, seconded by Member C Smith: 

That the Rodney Local Board:

a)      whakamihi / thanks Ms Allen and Mr McIntyre for their presentation and attendance at the meeting.

CARRIED

 


 

 

9          Te Matapaki Tūmatanui  | Public Forum

 

9.1

Dairy Flat Land Owners Group

 

Brian Sutton was in attendance to discuss an item on the agenda – Item 20, Te Tupu Ngātahi (Supporting Growth Alliance) North Notices of Requirement.

 

Resolution number RD/2023/164

MOVED by Deputy Chairperson L Johnston, seconded by Member C Smith:  

That the Rodney Local Board:

a)          whakamihi / thank Mr Sutton for his attendance at the meeting.

CARRIED

 

 

9.2

Raised pedestrian crossing in Coatesville

 

Darryl Spooner was in attendance in support of the construction of raised pedestrian crossings proposed in Coatesville.

 

Resolution number RD/2023/165

MOVED by Member I Wagstaff, seconded by Chairperson B Bailey:   

That the Rodney Local Board:

a)          whakamihi / thank Mr Spooner for his attendance at the meeting.

CARRIED

 

 

9.3

Helensville Arts Centre

 

Yvonne Abercrombie was in attendance to introduce the Helensville Arts Centre and the programmes they offer to the community.

 

Resolution number RD/2023/166

MOVED by Chairperson B Bailey, seconded by Member G Upson:  

That the Rodney Local Board:

a)          whakamihi / thank Ms Abercrombie for her attendance at the meeting.

CARRIED

 

 

9.4

Road naming

 

Dan Ogle–Templeton was in attendance to discuss his concerns regarding road naming proposed on Item 16 of the agenda.

 

Resolution number RD/2023/167

MOVED by Member C Smith, seconded by Member G Upson:  

That the Rodney Local Board:

b)         whakamihi / thank Mr Ogle-Templeton for his attendance at the meeting.

CARRIED

 

 


 

 

 

Note: Item 9.5 Public Forum - Community Art in Riverhead was considered prior to Item 5 - He Tamōtanga Motuhake Leave of Absence.

 

 

10        Ngā Pakihi Autaia | Extraordinary Business

 

There was no extraordinary business.

 

 

11

Approval of the 2023/2024 Rodney Local Board Demolition Work Programme

 

Geoff Pitman -  Rodney Area Manager and Angie Bennett -  Work Programme Lead were in attendance for this item.

 

Resolution number RD/2023/168

MOVED by Member M Dennis, seconded by Member C Smith:  

That the Rodney Local Board:

a)      whakaae / approve demolition of the buildings/structures located on council-owned land located at:

i)       124 Green Road Dairy Flat – shed 1 and shed 2 – council owned assets

ii)      51 Kent Terrace Riverhead – concrete stairs, garden shed, boardwalk and jetty – non-council assets

iii)     Edward Jonkers Reserve, Riverhead – boatshed, gangway, deck and pontoon – non-council assets

iv)     Port Albert Recreation Reserve – barn – council owned asset.

b)      tuhi ā-taipitopito / note that following deconstruction:

v)      the assets will be removed from the council’s asset database where applicable

vi)     local renewals budget will not be able to be used to replace the assets or the services they provided, under the council’s financial policies and guidelines

vii)    reinstating the assets will require new development funding.

CARRIED

 

 

12

Expressions of Interest for a community lease of the council-owned land and the Helensville Scout Hall at 10 Porter Crescent, Helensville

 

Karen Walby – Community Lease Specialist was in attendance for this item

 

Resolution number RD/2023/169

MOVED by Member C Smith, seconded by Member M Dennis:  

That the Rodney Local Board:

a)      whakaae / approve staff to undertake an expression of interest process advertising the availability of the Helensville Scout Hall building for $1.00 and seeking applications from eligible groups for an agreement to lease for the council-owned land comprising 197 square metres (more or less) legally described as Part Lot 3 DP 3900 located at 10 Porter Crescent, Helensville (shown on attachment A to the agenda report) and subsequent community lease to an identified preferred candidate commencing on date of issue of a code compliance certificate for the required refurbishment works on the building.

CARRIED

 

 

13

Local Board Transport Capital Fund

 

Beth Houlbrooke - Elected Member Relationship Partner North was in attendance for this item.

 

MOVED by Deputy Chairperson L Johnston, seconded by Member M Dennis:  

That the Rodney Local Board:

a)      allocate the Local Board Transport Capital Fund 2022-2025 of $2,366,309 as follows:

i)          whakaae / approve an additional $3,500 to complete Puhoi Village Red Carpet

ii)         whakaae / approve $630,000 to complete the Matua Road/Tapu Road Huapai intersection upgrade

ii)         whakaae / approve $170,000 to complete the Taupaki Road kerb extension and raised refuge island outside Harry James Reserve

iv)        whakaae / approve $200,000 to complete the Coatesville Riverhead Highway raised pedestrian crossing

v)         whakaae / approve $400,000 to construct a raised pedestrian crossing at Rautawhiri Road, Helensville

vi)        whakaae / approve $210,000 to install Gateway Treatments at Matakana Valley Road

vii)       whakaae / approve $177,163 towards the installation of a pedestrian refuge on Mahurangi East Road.

b)          tuhi ā-taipitopito / note that $625,645 additional budget has been approved to cover current contractual commitments for Mansel Drive Warkworth Pedestrian Crossing ($250,000), Hill Street Warkworth Primary School Pedestrian Crossing ($300,000), Point Wells Village Traffic Calming ($67,311) and Puhoi Village Red Carpet ($8,335).

 

Resolution number RD/2023/170

MOVED by Member G Upson, seconded by Member C Smith:  

That the Rodney Local Board:

 a)        allocate the Local Board Transport Capital Fund 2022-2025 of $2,366,309 as follows:

 iv)       whakaae / approve $200,000 to complete the Coatesville Riverhead Highway raised pedestrian crossing to maximum 75mm high and maximum 1/15 gradient with a Swedish speed table.

 

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

For

Chairperson B Bailey

Member M Carmichael

Member M Dennis

Member T Holdgate

Deputy Chairperson L Johnston

Member C Smith

Member G Upson

Member I Wagstaff

Member G Wishart

Against

Abstained

 

The motion was put to the vote by a show of hands and was declared CARRIED by 9 votes to 0.

CARRIED

 

The substantive motion was put.

 

Resolution number RD/2023/171

MOVED by Member G Upson, seconded by Member C Smith:  

That the Rodney Local Board:

a)      allocate the Local Board Transport Capital Fund 2022-2025 of $2,366,309 as follows:

i)          whakaae / approve an additional $3,500 to complete Puhoi Village Red Carpet

ii)         whakaae / approve $630,000 to complete the Matua Road/Tapu Road Huapai intersection upgrade

ii)         whakaae / approve $170,000 to complete the Taupaki Road kerb extension and raised refuge island outside Harry James Reserve

iv)        whakaae / approve $200,000 to complete the Coatesville Riverhead Highway raised pedestrian crossing to maximum 75mm high and maximum 1/15 gradient with a Swedish speed table

v)         whakaae / approve $400,000 to construct a raised pedestrian crossing at Rautawhiri Road, Helensville

vi)       whakaae / approve $210,000 to install Gateway Treatments at Matakana Valley Road

vii)       whakaae / approve $177,163 towards the installation of a pedestrian refuge on Mahurangi East Road.

b)         tuhi ā-taipitopito / note that $625,645 additional budget has been approved to cover current contractual commitments for Mansel Drive Warkworth Pedestrian Crossing ($250,000), Hill Street Warkworth Primary School Pedestrian Crossing ($300,000), Point Wells Village Traffic Calming ($67,311) and Puhoi Village Red Carpet ($8,335).

CARRIED

 

Note:   Under Standing Order 1.9.7 Member T Holdgate, Member C Smith and Member G Upson requested their dissenting vote against a) ii) to be recorded.

 

Note:   Under Standing Order 1.9.7 Member G Upson requested his abstention against a) v) to be recorded.

 

 

14

Hauraki Road Raised Pedestrian Crossing Project, Leigh

 

Rahul Gowtham – Project Manager and Jeremy Pellow – Programme Director were in attendance for this item.

 

Resolution number RD/2023/172

MOVED by Member I Wagstaff, seconded by Chairperson B Bailey:  

That the Rodney Local Board:

a)      do not approve the design and location at 16 Hauraki Road, Leigh of a raised pedestrian crossing and do not proceed with the physical works for the raised pedestrian crossing.

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

For

Chairperson B Bailey

Member M Carmichael

Member M Dennis

Member G Upson

Member I Wagstaff

Member G Wishart

Against

Member T Holdgate

Abstained

Deputy Chairperson L Johnston

Member C Smith

 

The motion was declared carried by 6 votes to 1.

CARRIED

 

Note:   Member M Carmichael requested that it be recorded in the minutes that the potential for an island refuge option for this project be considered.

 

 


 

 

15

Kaukapakapa Footpath Connections Project

 

Jeremy Pellow – Programme Director, Beth Houlbrooke – Elected Member Relationship Partner North and Ha Ngyuen – Project Design Specialist were in attendance for this item.

 

MOVED by Member G Upson, seconded by Member C Smith:  

That the Rodney Local Board:

a)      whakaae / approve the concept design resulting from Waka Kotahi New Zealand Transport Agency recommendations for the parking design in front of the Kaukapakapa shops as per figure 3 which shows no speed bump or pedestrian crossings outside of the cafe/ fish and chips shop

b)      whakahē / decline the design and construction of raised crossings for the project, due to such a strong opposition to the traffic calming or speed table/ speed bump component of this project. Only 18 per cent of in person feedback supported the vertical traffic calming and six per cent of the online feedback supported the vertical traffic calming devices.

c)      whakaae / approve the design and construction of a refuge pedestrian crossing to the east of the shops and ask that the speed cushions are removed from the design in line with feedback from the public consultation.

d)      ask that the footpath improvement project gets underway without the raised crossings and speed cushions as per the designs. Due to the feedback received from the community the majority want the project to go ahead but without loss of carparking and more importantly without the speed bumps.

e)      tuhi ā-taipitopito / note that the mean travel speed during school start time is already a slow and appropriate speed of 37km/h and therefore there is no requirement to build a speed table for traffic to comply with safe travel speeds outside the school.

f)       give approval to the internal process to change the variable speed limit down to 30km/h during school start and school finish, the highway already has variable electronic sign boards for the school zone which were installed recently and these can be easily changed to the slower school zone speed limit of 30km/h for school start time.

g)      ask that red carpet treatment and larger rectangle blue signs, with the speed signs and a welcome message, are installed at the start of the 50km/h zone, from the east and the west, to help with compliance with the speed limits through the township area while vehicles travel on the state highway. Noting that the mean travel speed at school start time is already much lower than the speed limit but a preferred travel speed when children are present is 30km/h and this should be achieved with entry treatments such as red carpet and large speed signs with a “welcome to Kaukapakapa” message as per standard state highway township entry treatments throughout New Zealand.

h)      investigate a signalised / traffic light pedestrian crossing outside the school (at grade / not raised). As per design standards pedestrian crossings don’t always need to be raised, but as per design guidelines, flush or at grade ped crossings should include horizontal deflection (centre island or kerb build-outs). Please refer to the at-grade, signalized crossing on State Highway 16 in Huapai for appropriate design standards.

i)        whakaae / approve construction of signalized crossing at the school. If a signalised / traffic light pedestrian crossing (at-grade/ not raised) can be delivered within the current budget the Rodney local board ask the project leaders to automatically include the signalised crossing in this project.

j)       tuhi ā-taipitopito / note that the community was concerned about loss of carparking spaces and ask that any minor adjustments to allow additional carparking should be optimised, if possible, during construction. For example: Retaining the 90 degree parking would retain an additional carparking space in front of the dairy.

 

Resolution number RD/2023/173

MOVED by Member I Wagstaff, seconded by Member M Carmichael:  

That the Rodney Local Board:

a)          whakaae / approve the concept design resulting from Waka Kotahi New Zealand Transport Agency recommendations for the parking design in front of the Kaukapakapa shops

b)          whakaae / review the design options with Waka Kotahi for non-raised crossings further to the local board’s decision, one at the Kaukapakapa Hall close to the Kaukapakapa School and one near the petrol station

c)          whakaae / approve the design and construction of a refuge pedestrian crossing at the shops in line with feedback from the public consultation.

 

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

For

Member M Carmichael

Member T Holdgate

Member C Smith

Member G Upson

Member I Wagstaff

Against

Chairperson B Bailey

Member M Dennis

Deputy Chairperson L Johnston

Member G Wishart

Abstained

 

The motion was declared carried by 5 votes to 4.

CARRIED

 

The substantive motion was put.

 

Resolution number RD/2023/174

MOVED by Member I Wagstaff, seconded by Member M Carmichael:  

That the Rodney Local Board:

a)         whakaae / approve the concept design resulting from Waka Kotahi New Zealand Transport Agency recommendations for the parking design in front of the Kaukapakapa shops

b)         whakaae / review the design options with Waka Kotahi for non-raised crossings further to the local board’s decision, one at the Kaukapakapa Hall close to the Kaukapakapa School and one near the petrol station

c)          whakaae / approve the design and construction of a refuge pedestrian crossing at the shops in line with feedback from the public consultation.

 

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

For

Member M Carmichael

Member M Dennis

Member T Holdgate

Member C Smith

Member G Upson

Member I Wagstaff

Against

Abstained

Chairperson B Bailey

Deputy Chairperson L Johnston

Member G Wishart

 

The motion was declared carried by 6 votes to 0.

CARRIED

 

 

16

Two new public roads and three new private roads at 26 State Highway 1, Warkworth (Warkworth Ridge Development Stage 1A)

 

Mira Narula – Consultant Planner from Align Consultancy was in attendance for this item.

 

MOVED by Chairperson B Bailey, seconded by Member L Johnston: 

That the Rodney Local Board:

a)      whakaae / approve the following names for the five new roads created by way of subdivision undertaken by Templeton Warkworth Ridge Limited at 26 State Highway 1, Warkworth, in accordance with section 319(1)(j) of the Local Government Act 1974 (resource consent references BUN60381824, SUB60381825-A, road naming reference RDN90110622).

i)       Mahinga Avenue (Road 7)

ii)      Pa Tuna Rise (Road 8)

          iii)     Umar Court (commonly owned access lot A1-A)

iv)     Hoteo Lane (commonly owned access lot A1-B)

v)      Kawakawa Lane (commonly owned access lot A2-E).

 

MOVED by G Upson, seconded by Member M Carmichael moved an amendment to the original motion by way of replacement to recommendation a) ii):

That the Rodney Local Board:

a)          whakaae / approve the following names for the five new roads created by way of subdivision undertaken by Templeton Warkworth Ridge Limited at 26 State Highway 1, Warkworth, in accordance with section 319(1)(j) of the Local Government Act 1974 (resource consent references BUN60381824, SUB60381825-A, road naming reference RDN90110622).

ii)     Beaumont Rise (Road 8)

 

The motion was put to the vote by a show of hands and was declared CARRIED by 5 votes to 4.

 CARRIED

 

Resolution number RD/2023/175

MOVED by Member G Upson, seconded by Member M Carmichael:  

That the Rodney Local Board:

a)      whakaae / approve the following names for the five new roads created by way of subdivision undertaken by Templeton Warkworth Ridge Limited at 26 State Highway 1, Warkworth, in accordance with section 319(1)(j) of the Local Government Act 1974 (resource consent references BUN60381824, SUB60381825-A, road naming reference RDN90110622).

i)       Mahinga Avenue (Road 7)

ii)      Beaumont Rise (Road 8)

          iii)     Umar Court (commonly owned access lot A1-A)

iv)     Hoteo Lane (commonly owned access lot A1-B)

v)      Kawakawa Lane (commonly owned access lot A2-E).

CARRIED

 

 

 

17

Feedback on the draft Auckland Regional Public Transport Plan

 

Luke Elliot – Principal Planner was in attendance for this item.

 

The Rodney Local Board feedback on the draft Auckland Regional Public Transport Plan 2023-2031 was tabled at the meeting.

A copy will be placed on the official minutes and made available on the Auckland Council website as a minutes attachment.

 

Resolution number RD/2023/176

MOVED by Member C Smith, seconded by Member M Carmichael:  

That the Rodney Local Board:

a)      whakarite / provide feedback to Auckland Transport on the draft Auckland Regional Public Transport Plan 2023-2031, as per the completed template attached.

CARRIED

 

Attachments

a     18 October 2023 - Rodney Local Board - Item 17 - Rodney Local Board Feedback template

 

 


 

 

18

Katoa, Ka Ora - draft Auckland Speed Management Plan 2024-2027

 

MOVED by Deputy Chairperson L Johnston, seconded by Chairperson B Bailey:  

That the Rodney Local Board:

a)      tuhi ā-taipitopito / note the summary of public consultation feedback received on the proposed Katoa, Ka Ora speed limit changes (Attachment D to the agenda report) 

b)      tuhi ā-taipitopito / note Auckland Transport’s responses to previous local board queries about Katoa, Ka Ora (Attachment A to the agenda report) 

c)       tuhi ā-taipitopito / note Auckland Transport’s legal obligations under the Land Transport Rule: Setting of Speed Limits 2022 (Rule) and that the Rule requires best efforts to complete safe and appropriate speed limit setting near schools by 2027 

d)      tuhi ā-taipitopito / note that since June 2020, when the programme started, road deaths reduced by 30 per cent in the areas where speed limits have changed  

e)      tautoko / support the location and scope of the proposed speed limit changes identified for the Rodney Local Board area (Attachment C and Attachment E to the agenda report) and:

i)       tono / request priority for implementation of lower speed limits around schools

ii)       tono / request that Robinson Road in Coatesville be included in the 2024-2027 plan, due to the road:

A)      being a non-exit road with 100km/h speed limit

B)      having an entrance into the Riverhead Forest - popular for horse riding, walking and cycling

C)      being off Sunnyside Road, which is 60km/h

D)      the understanding that residents did not provide feedback on the speed limit review due to the assumption that it would be implemented following consultation on in the first tranche.

iii)     tono / request the Coatesville village speed limit reduction is given priority for implementation

iv)      tuhi ā-taipitopito / note that a petition was presented to the Rodney Local Board in 2023 requesting that the speed limit by Dairy Flat School be lowered to a permanent 60km/h speed limit with a variable speed limit of 30km/h during school pick and drop off

v)      tono / request that variable / permanent speed limits at the intersection of Kahikatea Flat Road and Pine Valley Road be extended to include White Hills intersection

vi)      tono / request that the 80 km/h section of Green Road in Dairy Flat is included for future review due to Green Road park development.

f)       tautoko / support speed limit review near schools that do not have current or proposed safe speed limits including Hare Krishna School  

g)      tautoko / support speed limit review of additional locations requested in public consultation feedback and recommended for the next future consultation in Attachment C to the agenda report.

 

MOVED by Member G Upson, seconded by Member C Smith an amendment by way of replacement:  

That the Rodney Local Board:

a)      tuhi ā-taipitopito / note the summary of public consultation feedback received on the proposed Katoa, Ka Ora speed limit changes (attachment D to the agenda report) and the large percentage of respondents who thought reducing the speed limit would not improve safety and the extremely low level of support for reduced speed limits as low as 10 per cent support for question 1

b)      tuhi ā-taipitopito / note Auckland Transport’s responses to previous local board queries about Katoa, Ka Ora (attachment A to the agenda report) 

c)       tuhi ā-taipitopito / note Auckland Transport’s legal obligations under the Land Transport Rule: Setting of Speed Limits 2022 (Rule) and that the Rule requires best efforts to complete safe and appropriate speed limit setting near schools by 2027 

d)      tuhi ā-taipitopito / note that we are still awaiting the results from the central government elections but the preliminary results show national will form the new government and one of their election promises was to reinstate speed limits that have been reduced unnecessarily. Continuing with these costly changes is only going to create more financial strain on government and council because we know that, if the final results show national as the new government, many slower speed limits will need to be reversed as per the national party policy “Accelerate New Zealand”

e)       tono / request deferring the feedback the Rodney Local Board would like to Defer the feedback given on the Katoa, Ka Ora Speed Limit Program until we know the final result from the central government elections to ensure that rate payers money and tax payers money is not wasted by changing speed limits just to have them changed back within a few months.

 

The motion was put to the vote by a show of hands and was declared LOST by 5 votes to 4.

 

 

The substantive motion was put.

 

MOVED by Deputy Chairperson L Johnston, seconded by Chairperson B Bailey:  

That the Rodney Local Board:

a)      tuhi ā-taipitopito / note the summary of public consultation feedback received on the proposed Katoa, Ka Ora speed limit changes (Attachment D to the agenda report) 

b)      tuhi ā-taipitopito / note Auckland Transport’s responses to previous local board queries about Katoa, Ka Ora (Attachment A to the agenda report) 

c)       tuhi ā-taipitopito / note Auckland Transport’s legal obligations under the Land Transport Rule: Setting of Speed Limits 2022 (Rule) and that the Rule requires best efforts to complete safe and appropriate speed limit setting near schools by 2027 

d)      tuhi ā-taipitopito / note that since June 2020, when the programme started, road deaths reduced by 30 per cent in the areas where speed limits have changed  

e)      tautoko / support the location and scope of the proposed speed limit changes identified for the Rodney Local Board area (Attachment C and Attachment E to the agenda report) and:

i)       tono / request priority for implementation of lower speed limits around schools

ii)       tono / request that Robinson Road in Coatesville be included in the 2024-2027 plan, due to the road:

A)      being a non-exit road with 100km/h speed limit

B)      having an entrance into the Riverhead Forest - popular for horse riding, walking and cycling

C)      being off Sunnyside Road, which is 60km/h

D)      the understanding that residents did not provide feedback on the speed limit review due to the assumption that it would be implemented following consultation on in the first tranche.

iii)     tono / request the Coatesville village speed limit reduction is given priority for implementation

iv)      tuhi ā-taipitopito / note that a petition was presented to the Rodney Local Board in 2023 requesting that the speed limit by Dairy Flat School be lowered to a permanent 60km/h speed limit with a variable speed limit of 30km/h during school pick and drop off

v)      tono / request that variable / permanent speed limits at the intersection of Kahikatea Flat Road and Pine Valley Road be extended to include White Hills intersection

vi)      tono / request that the 80 km/h section of Green Road in Dairy Flat is included for future review due to Green Road park development

f)       tautoko / support speed limit review near schools that do not have current or proposed safe speed limits including Hare Krishna School  

g)      tautoko / support speed limit review of additional locations requested in public consultation feedback and recommended for the next future consultation in Attachment C to the agenda report.

 

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

 

For

Chairperson B Bailey

Member M Dennis

Deputy Chairperson L Johnston

Member G Wishart

Against

Member M Carmichael

Member T Holdgate

Member C Smith

Member G Upson

Member I Wagstaff

Abstained

 

The motion was declared lost by 4 votes to 5.

LOST

 

 

 

19

Te Ara Hauāuru - Northwest Rapid Transit

 

Daniel McCabe – Principal Communications and Engagement Advisor, David Mitchell – Principal Transport Planner and Shane Doran – Business Case lead were in attendance for this item.

 

Resolution number RD/2023/177

MOVED by Chairperson B Bailey, seconded by Member M Dennis:  

That the Rodney Local Board:

a)      whakarite / strongly supports the urgent need for rapid transit in the Northwest

b)      whakarite / provide the following feedback on what Waka Kotahi New Zealand Transport Agency and partners should consider as part of our investigations:

i)           access and connections on locals roads that join State Highway 16 on the proposed route

ii)         provision of feeder bus services and facilities that increase the adoption of the proposed rapid transport solution

iii)        provision of walking and cycling connections between existing and future population centres and the proposed rapid transport solution

iv)        ensure adequate provision of park and ride capacity to support the growth in public transport.

c)      tautoko / support the provision of quick wins, where possible.

CARRIED

 

 

20

Te Tupu Ngātahi (Supporting Growth Alliance) North Notices of Requirement

 

Philipa White – Engagement Lead, North and Warkworth, Alastair Lovell – Owner Interface Manager and Graham Norman – Project Lead were in attendance for this item.

 

Resolution number RD/2023/178

MOVED by Chairperson B Bailey, seconded by Deputy Chairperson L Johnston:  

That the Rodney Local Board:

a)      whiwhi / receive the report regarding the request from the Auckland Transport Board for a formal statement from the Rodney Local Board outlining their position on the Strategic Transport Network

b)      acknowledge the forthcoming lodgment of the 13 Notices of Requirement associated with the Te Tupu Ngātahi Strategic Network and note the following:

i)               tautoko / support the planning for growth and the need for integrated transport networks

ii)             concern that the draft Future Development Strategy has not been formally adopted and the draft Spatial Land Use Strategy which identifies the proposed town centres of Dairy Flat and therefore determines the route of the Rapid Transport Corridor has not been adopted

iii)            tono / request that priority be given to extending the highly successful Northern Busway from Albany to the Hibiscus Coast station in Silverdale as this motorway section is already congested, and thousands more houses are yet to be built in Milldale, Silverdale and Orewa noting current plans only provide a bus shoulder between Wilks Road Overbridge and the Silverdale interchange in the northbound direction 

iv)            concern that with the proposed Future Development Strategy not planning to support the development of Dairy Flat until after 2050, there is a significant financial risk of early property acquisition from the 900 impacted properties and as a result within the next ten years the amount provided of $37 million within the draft Regional Land Transport Plan may not be enough to cover these costs, which could affect the delivery of other transport projects across Auckland

v)             the proposed Rapid Transport Network and other road projects subject to the Notice of Requirement’s are in hazardous flood zones, including the Goodland estate (former Kauri Swamp), Bawden Road, Pine Valley Road and other areas bordering the Dairy Stream and these areas were dangerously flooded three times in 2023 

vi)            correspondence from the Te Tupu Ngātahi (Supporting Growth Alliance) team was not delivered to all impacted landowners and as a result, many landowners have only recently become aware that their property will be subject to the Notice of Requirement process and have not had the opportunity to meet with the Te Tupu Ngātahi (Supporting Growth Alliance) team

vii)          there is a low risk of further development within the Dairy Flat, Future Urban Zone, because this zone does not allow subdivision within the unitary plan 

viii)         there has been no consideration given to locating the Rapid Transport Network through less developed areas of Dairy Flat and as a result, the proposed location of is through the most built-up established lifestyle properties in the most expensive parts of Dairy Flat, such as Grace Hills and Goodland Estate and will result in significant increases for cost of the land acquisition required for the Rapid Transport Network, which may prohibit this project from ever being funded. The Goodland estate has a joint venture agreement and a centralised wastewater treatment plant for 63 properties, which will significantly complicate and increase the costs of any required early individual property acquisitions 

ix)            the 900 Property owners impacted by the NOR are concerned about the long duration of the NOR on their property titles, given that the development of Dairy Flat will be pushed out to 2050

x)             tono / request a briefing on the large-scale developments that are underway that are detailed in paragraph 17 of the report i.e. Hugh Green, Fletchers, AV Jennings and Ministry of Education.

c)      tuhi ā-taipitopito / note that future formal local board feedback on the Notices of Requirement will be provided through the agreed approach with Auckland Council for participating in Resource Management Act 1991 processes.

CARRIED

 

 

21

Local board feedback on proposals for fees and charges for the financial year 2024/2025

 

Sugenthy Thompson – Lead Financial Advisor was in attendance for this item.

 

Resolution number RD/2023/179

MOVED by Member M Dennis, seconded by Member I Wagstaff:  

That the Rodney Local Board:

a)      whakarite / support the consultation on the proposed changes to local fees and charges which will be consulted as part of the 10-year Budget 2024-2034 for the following:

i)       Phase two of Active Communities fees and charges review

A)      Membership Fees

1)      the alignment of legacy memberships to current rates over three years

2)      the introduction of a new Auckland wide membership option that allows access to all Auckland Council Pool & Leisure sites regardless of operator.

B)      Aquatic Entrance Fees

1)      the introduction of baseline aquatic entrance fees for all Auckland Council Pool and Leisure sites

2)      an increase to the concessionary discount from 15 per cent to 40 per cent

3)      increase entrance fees closer to market rates so income can be used to subsidise swimming lessons.  

C)      Swim School Fees

1)      use the increase in entrance fees to allow subsidise swimming lessons for all children below market rates

2)      a new 30 per cent discount for Community Service Card Holders and their dependents

3)      a new 40 per cent discount for those with special needs that require private lessons.

D)      Recreation Fees

1)      an increase to holiday programme and OSCAR (before and after school care) fees

2)      to simplify recreation term programme pricing.

ii)      Phase one of Venue Hire and Bookable Spaces review

A)         to adjust fees in line with Hire Fee Framework July 2014.

CARRIED

 

The meeting adjourned at 3.09pm and reconvened at 3.25pm.

 

Member L Johnston retired from the meeting at 2.10pm.

Member G Upson left the meeting at 2.05pm.

Member G Upson returned to the meeting at 3.50pm.

 

 

22

Auckland Council submission on the Inquiry into Climate Adaptation

 

The Rodney Local Board feedback to the Auckland Council submission on the Inquiry into Climate Adaptation was tabled at the meeting.

A copy will be placed on the official minutes and made available on the Auckland Council website as a minutes attachment.

 

Resolution number RD/2023/180

MOVED by Member M Carmichael, seconded by Member M Dennis:  

That the Rodney Local Board:

a)      whakarite / provide the attached feedback to be appended to the final Auckland Council submission on the Inquiry into Climate Adaptation.

CARRIED

 

Attachments

a     18 October 2023 - Rodney Local Board, Item 22 - Auckland Council submission on the Inquiry into Climate Adaptation - Rodney Local Board Feedback template

 


 

 

23

Update on Joint Council-controlled Organisation Engagement Plans, work programme items (Jul-Sep 2023) and expected milestones (Oct-Dec 2023)

 

Resolution number RD/2023/181

MOVED by Chairperson B Bailey, seconded by Member M Dennis:  

That the Rodney Local Board:

a)      whiwhi / receive the council-controlled organisation update on engagement plans, the work programme (Jul-Sep 2023) and anticipated milestones and engagement approaches for Quarter Two (Oct-Dec 2023).

CARRIED

 

 

24

Adoption of business meeting schedule for 2024 and 2025

 

Robyn Joynes – Local Board Advisor was in attendance for this item.

 

Resolution number RD/2023/182

MOVED by Member C Smith, seconded by Member M Dennis:  

That the Rodney Local Board:

a)      whai / adopt the business meeting schedule outlined below for the period February 2024 to September 2025.

Year

Date

Time

Venue (subject to change)

2024

Wednesday 21 February 

10.00am

Rodney Local Board Office

3 Elizabeth Street, Warkworth

 

Wednesday 20 March

10.00am

Kumeū Meeting Room

296 Main Road, Kumeū

Wednesday 17 April

10.00am

Rodney Local Board Office

3 Elizabeth Street, Warkworth

Wednesday 15 May

10.00am

Kumeū Meeting Room

296 Main Road, Kumeū

Wednesday 19 June

10.00am

Rodney Local Board Office

3 Elizabeth Street, Warkworth

Wednesday 17 July

10.00am

Kumeū Meeting Room

296 Main Road, Kumeū

Wednesday 21 August

10.00am

Rodney Local Board Office

3 Elizabeth Street, Warkworth

Wednesday 18 September

10.00am

Kumeū Meeting Room

296 Main Road, Kumeū

Wednesday 16 October

10.00am

Rodney Local Board Office

3 Elizabeth Street, Warkworth

Wednesday 20 November

10.00am

Kumeū Meeting Room

296 Main Road, Kumeū

Wednesday 11 December

10.00am

Rodney Local Board Office

3 Elizabeth Street, Warkworth

2025

Wednesday 19 February

10.00am

Kumeū Meeting Room

296 Main Road, Kumeū

Wednesday 19 March

10.00am

Rodney Local Board Office

3 Elizabeth Street, Warkworth

Wednesday 16 April

10.00am

Kumeū Meeting Room

296 Main Road, Kumeū

Wednesday 21 May

10.00am

Rodney Local Board Office

3 Elizabeth Street, Warkworth

Wednesday 18 June

10.00am

Kumeū Meeting Room

296 Main Road, Kumeū

Wednesday 16 July

10.00am

Rodney Local Board Office

3 Elizabeth Street, Warkworth

Wednesday 20 August

10.00am

Kumeū Meeting Room

296 Main Road, Kumeū

Wednesday 17 September

10.00am

Rodney Local Board Office

3 Elizabeth Street, Warkworth

 

b)      whakaae / approve the addition of two meeting dates to the 2024-2025 Rodney Local Board meeting schedule to accommodate the 10-year Budget 2024-2034 and the Annual Budget 2024-2025 timeframes as follows:

i)       Wednesday 1 May 2024, 10am

ii)      Wednesday 12 June 2024, 10am.

c)      tuhi ā-taipitopito / note the meeting dates and times for matters such as local board agreements are yet to be finalised.

CARRIED

 

 

25

Record of urgent decision: Rodney Local Board feedback into Auckland Council's submission on the draft Government Policy Statement on Land Transport.

 

Robyn Joynes – Local Board Advisor was in attendance for this item.

 

Resolution number RD/2023/183

MOVED by Member M Dennis, seconded by Member C Smith:  

That the Rodney Local Board:

a)      whiwhi / receive the record of the urgent decision made on 13 September 2023 as set out in Attachment A on the draft Government Policy on Land Transport 2024.

CARRIED

 

 

 

 

26

Hōtaka Kaupapa – Policy Schedule October 2023

 

Resolution number RD/2023/184

MOVED by Member M Carmichael, seconded by Member C Smith:  

That the Rodney Local Board:

a)      whiwhi / receive the Hōtaka Kaupapa – Policy Schedule update for October 2023.

CARRIED

 

 

27

Rodney Local Board workshop records

 

Resolution number RD/2023/185

MOVED by Member C Smith, seconded by Member I Wagstaff:  

That the Rodney Local Board:

a)      whiwhi / receive the Rodney Local Board workshop records for October 2023.

CARRIED

 

 

28

Rodney Ward Councillor update

 

Resolution number RD/2023/186

MOVED by Member G Wishart, seconded by Chairperson B Bailey:  

That the Rodney Local Board:

a)      whiwhi / receive Councillor Sayer’s update on activities of the Governing Body.

CARRIED

 

 

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

 

Under Standing Order 2.4.2 the meeting had agreed to consider Item 4 – Confirmation of Minutes.

 

Note: consideration of Item 4 was continued at this point.

 

4

Te Whakaū i ngā Āmiki | Confirmation of Minutes

 

Resolution number RD/2023/187

MOVED by Member I Wagstaff, seconded by Chairperson B Bailey:  

That the Rodney Local Board:

a)     confirm the ordinary minutes of its meeting, held on Wednesday 20 September 2023, as a true and correct record.

CARRIED

 

The local board’s decision on item 14 - New community lease of council-owned former wharf managers dwelling at Sandspit Wharf, Sandspit Recreation Reserve, was made with the confirmation of two points by council’s community lease specialist.

 

Note:   Member I Wagstaff requested it be noted that there would be no increase in capital or opex costs above what has already been approved in the Parks and Community Facilities budget and that the Sandspit manager’s cottage lease facility is not going to be used for commercial operations.

 

 

4.22pm                                               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 Rodney Local Board HELD ON

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

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