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, 12 December 2023 at 9.30am.

 

Te Hunga kua Tae mai | present

 

Chairperson

Angela Fulljames

 

Deputy Chairperson

Alan Cole

 

Members

Malcolm Bell JP

Online

 

Sharlene Druyven

Online

 

Gary Holmes

 

 

Amanda Hopkins

 

 

Andrew Kay

 

 

Amanda Kinzett

 

 

Logan Soole

 

 

 


Franklin Local Board

12 December 2023

 

 

 

1          Nau mai | Welcome

 

The meeting 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

 

Member Holmes declared an interest in Item 17 - Local Board Views on Takaanini Level Crossings Notices of Requirement from Auckland Transport.

 

 

4          Te Whakaū i ngā Āmiki | Confirmation of Minutes

 

Resolution number FR/2023/199

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

That the Franklin Local Board:

a)          whakaū / confirm the ordinary minutes of its meeting, held on Tuesday, 28 November 2023, including the confidential section, as a true and correct.

CARRIED

 

 

5          He Tamōtanga Motuhake | Leave of Absence

 

There were no leaves of absence.

 

 

6          Te Mihi | Acknowledgements

 

 

6.1

Acknowledgement - Warren Shaw, Clevedon

 

Resolution number FR/2023/200

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

That the Franklin Local Board:

a)     acknowledge the life and service of Warren Bruce Shaw, who passed away on 18 November 2023.

Warren was an effective advocate for community facilities in the local area, using his personal and professional expertise to champion the delivery of local improvements including the recently opened pathway through Clevedon Showgrounds, dubbed the Warren Shaw Path. He also played a key role in the Clevedon Historical Society.

CARRIED

 


 

6.2

Acknowledgement - ‘Dutchie’ Wijdeven, Pukekohe

 

Resolution number FR/2023/201

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

That the Franklin Local Board:

a)     acknowledge the life of Anthony (Dutchie) Wijdeven, who died suddenly recently. Dutchie left Pukekohe High School to become a panel beater for Brian Roberts and later bought the company.  He grew the business to be the largest panel beating and vehicle towing business in Pukekohe.  He was also heavily involved in motor sport and through his business a regular sponsor and supporter of various causes and organisations in the area.

 

Dutchie was a longstanding player, committee member, sponsor, team manager and former President of the Pukekohe Rugby Club and was instrumental in the new clubrooms and association with the Softball Club at Colin Lawrie Fields. He was a long serving member of the Counties Manukau Rugby Football Unon Council of Delegates, and was widely respected across the business, sporting and wider community of Pukekohe.

CARRIED

 

 

6.3

Acknowledgement - Anne Ivey: service to education (Waiuku)

 

Resolution number FR/2023/202

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

 That the Franklin Local Board:

 

a)     acknowledge the passing of Anne Ivey (nee Donaldson) for her many years of service to education in  Waiuku, Harrisville and Pukeoware schools. She was on the committee of the NZ Education Institute and was the Waiuku delegate for some years, and was part of the selection team for Auckland College of Education.

CARRIED

 

 

7          Ngā Petihana | Petitions

 

There were no petitions.

 

 

8          Ngā Tono Whakaaturanga | Deputations

 

There were no deputations.

 


 

9          Te Matapaki Tūmatanui  | Public Forum

 

 

9.1

Public Forum - Pukekohe Business Association

 

Resolution number FR/2023/203

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

That the Franklin Local Board:

a)      whakamihi / thank Shawna Coleman from the Pukekohe Business Association and associated business owners from 12-18 Seddon Street for their attendance and discussion on the public nuisance and safety issues at 12-18 Seddon Street Pukekohe

b)      refer the issues raised in this deputation to Auckland Transport for urgent advice and options to move the bus stop or any other option to address the concerns raised

c)      tono / request that the Chair write to the Police seeking support to address the issues raised.

CARRIED

 

 

9.2

Public Forum 2 - Takutai Trust

 

Resolution number FR/2023/204

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

That the Franklin Local Board:

a)    whakamihi / thank Garth Dawson for his attendance and verbal report on the Takutai Trust activities.

CARRIED

 

 

10        Ngā Pakihi Autaia | Extraordinary Business

 

There was no extraordinary business.

 

 

11

Achievements Report 2022-2023 Franklin Local Board

 

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

 

Resolution number FR/2023/205

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

That the Franklin Local Board:

a)        whiwhi / receive the Franklin Local Board achievements report for the 2022– 2023 financial year provided as Attachment A of the report

b)        acknowledge the Auckland Council staff, community organisations and agencies that have supported the board in these achievements

c)        tono / request that staff publish this report to the Franklin Local Board webpage so that it is easily available for public reference and review.

CARRIED

 

 

 

12

Variation to 2024 - 2026 Customer and Community Services work programme

 

Moushmi Sharan, Work Programme Lead, was online to speak to this item

 

Resolution number FR/2023/206

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

That the Franklin Local Board:

a)   whakaae / approve the following variations including budget and timeline changes to its adopted 2024 – 2026 Customer and Community Services work programme as per attachment A, specifically: 

i)          reduced budget allocation of $164,000 to $10,225 in the financial year 2023/2024 for project ID 28595 ‘Colin Lawrie Reserve – renew playground’ and rephase the budget of $153,775 to financial year 2026/2027 

ii)         deletion of the project ID 30346 ‘Kennelly Park – renew play item’ from the work programme and removal of the current allocated budget of $10,000 from the project in this financial year 2023/2024. 

CARRIED

 

 

13

Te Puru Community Centre: Future of CCO status

 

Resolution number FR/2023/207

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

That the Franklin Local Board:

a)      tono / request the Governing Body approve an amendment to the Te Puru Community Charitable Trust to remove council-controlled organisation status

b)          tuhi ā-taipitopito / note that future funding through the Regional Sport and Recreation Facilities Operating grant will be decided by the Planning, Environment and Parks Committee.

CARRIED

 

 

14

Auckland Transport Bi-Monthly Report

 

Bruce Thomas, Elected Member Relationship Manager Auckland Transport, was in attendance to speak to this report.

 

Resolution number FR/2023/208

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

That the Franklin Local Board:

a)    whiwhi / receive the December 2023 report from Auckland Transport provided as Attachment A

b)    tuhi ā-taipitopito / note the advice that Auckland Transport is pausing the installation of a pedestrian crossing adjacent to Mark Williams Place, Clevedon, in response to community feedback and the refreshed approach i.e. investigation for pedestrian safety improvements across the whole Clevedon Village area

c)     request that Auckland Transport collaborate with the Franklin Local Board on the scope and approach to the Clevedon Village Pedestrian Safety improvements so that the board can provide and facilitate community input and effective outcomes from this work

d)      whakarite / provide the following formal feedback on the Auckland Transport proposal to address safety issues at the intersection of Mill Road and Harrisville Road:

i)      note the intersection is Harrisville Rd / Mill Rd and that collaboration with Waikato District Council  and NZ Police is required to expedite better safety outcomes at this intersection for both communities

ii)    suggest the roundabout as per Supporting Growth NOR 8 be bought forward as this intersection has had safety issues going back decades and we don’t support the solutions AT bought to the board  .  

e)          tuhi ā-taipitopito / note the Hingaia / Oakland intersection project will have significant impact on Franklin Local Board communities in the west as a primary connection to State Highway 1. The Franklin Local Board wants regular updates on this project

f)           request that Auckland Transport provide an opportunity for the board to provide formal feedback on the approach to addressing Maraetai Coast Road issues, noting that the information and advice referenced in this report has not been received by the board and therefore the board is unable to provide feedback at this time

g)          tuhi ā-taipitopito / note that the board is advocating for Auckland Transport to undertake an assessment of the long term viability of Maraetai Coast Road, and any longer term options for transport to from and through Maraetai that consider local growth and change along with climate action. This is a transport and climate change advocacy priority identified in the Franklin Local Board Plan 2023 (Appendix A).

CARRIED

 

 

15

Approval for twelve new road names at 109 Beachlands Road, Beachlands

 

David Snowdon, Team Leader Subdivision, and Amy Cao, Subdivision Advisor, were online to speak to this item.

 

Resolution number FR/2023/209

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

That the Franklin Local Board:

a)      whakaae / approve the names as follows for the three new roads created by the subdivision undertaken by Neil Construction Limited at 109 Beachlands Road, Beachlands, in accordance with section 319(1)(j) of the Local Government Act 1974 (resource consent reference SUB60391986).

i)        Kanae Drive (Road 1)

ii)       Kākahi Road(Road 2)

iii)      Piharau Street (Road 3)

iv)      Tuawaru Road (Road 4)

v)       Karaka Road (Road 5)

vi)      Seventh Avenue (Road 6)

vii)     Eighth Avenue (Road 7)

 

b)      request that further work be carried out on the following proposed names:

viii)    Nawa Lane (COAL 1)

ix)     Dormer Lane (COAL 2)

x)      Gable Lane (COAL 3)

xi)     Sash Lane (COAL 4)

xii)     Truss Lane (COAL 5).

CARRIED

 

 

16

Local Board Views on South Frequent Transport Network Notices of Requirement from Auckland Transport

 

Craig Cairncross, Team Leader Planning, was online to speak to this item.

 

Resolution number FR/2023/210

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

That the Franklin Local Board:

a)         whakarite / provide the following views on four Notices of Requirement (NoRs) for the South Frequent Transit Network:

i)      tautoko / support upgrades to Great South Road between Manukau and Drury to provide a multi-modal transport corridor that will accommodate bus priority measures, active mode facilities, and intersection upgrades as proposed in NoR 1

ii)    tautoko / support upgrades to Great South Rd between Waihoehoe Rd and the State Highway 1 Drury Interchange to provide a multi-modal transport corridor that will accommodate general traffic lanes, active mode facilities and intersection upgrades as proposed in NoR 2

iii)   tautoko / support upgrades to Weymouth and Alfriston Roads between Selwyn Road and Saralee Drive; and Great South Road between Halver and Myers Roads to accommodate bus priority measures, general traffic lanes, active mode facilities, and intersection upgrades as proposed un NoR 3

iv)   tautoko / support upgrades to Porchester Road between Alfriston Road and Walters Road; and to Popes Road between Takanini School Road and Porchester Road to accommodate general traffic lanes, active mode facilities and intersection upgrades as proposed in NoR 4

v)    tuhi ā-taipitopito / note that while the majority of these locations are not in the Franklin Local Board area, these routes are frequented by and will facilitate movement for neighbouring Franklin Local Board communities and it is on this basis that the board is providing feedback. The board recommends that the views of other local boards with a strong interest, such as Papakura and Manurewa Local Boards, are received with some weight given they are best placed to represent their views of directly affected communities

b)      whakahē / decline the opportunity to appoint a local board member to speak to the local board views at a hearing on the Notices of Requirement

CARRIED

 

 

Member Holmes had declared a conflict of interest in the next item (17), and left the room, taking no part in the discussion or voting

 

17

Local Board Views on Takaanini Level Crossings Notices of Requirement from Auckland Transport

 

Craig Cairncross, Team Leader Planning, was online to speak to this item.

 

Resolution number FR/2023/211

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

That the Franklin Local Board:

a)         whakarite / provide the following views on two notices of requirement (NoRs) for the Takaanini Crossings:

i)        tautoko / support the proposal for the Takaanini Level Crossing Project: Spartan Road, Manuia Road, Manuroa Road and Taka Street (new multi-modal bridge crossings at Manuia Road and Taka Street, new active mode bridge crossings of the North Island Main Trunk at Spartan Road and Manuroa Road  and two consequential road closures) as outlined in NoR 1

ii)      tautoko / support a form of grade separation for the Takaanini Level Crossing Project: Walters Road as outlined in NoR 2

iii)     acknowledge that these locations are not in the Franklin Local Board area. Franklin Local Board feedback is provided, noting that the designation and following project delivery will facilitate movement for neighbouring Franklin Local Board communities

iv)     recommend that the views of the Papakura Local Board are received with weight, given they are best placed to represent their views of directly affected communities

b)      whakahē / decline the opportunity to appoint a local board member to speak to the local board views at a hearing on the Notices of Requirements.

CARRIED

 

 

18

Update on the Rural Advisory Panel

 

Resolution number FR/2023/212

MOVED by Member L Soole, seconded by Member A Kinzett:  

That the Franklin Local Board:

a)          whiwhi / receive a verbal 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)      National Policy Statement Freshwater Management implementation update- consultation

ii)    Pukekohe Specified Vegetable Growing Area and the mapping issues.

iii)   30 projects proposed seeking funding from the Ministry For the Environment $10m fund.  Nitrogen cap reporting for Dairy farms only 30 per cent; Freshwater Farm Plans Update, and which Freshwater Management Unit they are in will set their staging

iv)   Dairy Effluent Discharge fees and charging, process for disputing invoices, Health & Safety requirements when doing inspections

v)    Rural road drainage asset management, the shared management between Auckland Transport and Healthy Waters

vi)   Natural Environment and Water Quality Targeted rates, expenditure versus budget and achievements in the rural areas.

CARRIED

 

 

19

Governance Forward Work calendar  - Hōtaka Kaupapa - December 2023

 

Resolution number FR/2023/213

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

That the Franklin Local Board:

a)      tuhi ā-taipitopito / note the governance forward work calendar (Hōtaka Kaupapa) dated December 2023 for 2024 (Attachment A).

CARRIED

 

 

20

Franklin Local Board workshop records

 

Resolution number FR/2023/214

MOVED by Member L Soole, seconded by Member S Druyven:  

That the Franklin Local Board:

a)      whiwhi / receive the Franklin Local Board workshop records for 14, 21 and 28 November 2023

CARRIED

 

 

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

 

There was no consideration of extraordinary items.

                                                                                                     

 

 

10.24am

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

 

CONFIRMED AS A TRUE AND CORRECT RECORD AT A MEETING OF THE Franklin Local Board HELD ON

 

 

 

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