Waitematā Local Board

 

OPEN MINUTES

 

 

 

Minutes of an extraordinary meeting of the Waitematā Local Board held in the Council Chambers , Town Hall on Tuesday, 30 April 2024 at 4:00 pm.

 

Te Hunga kua Tae mai | present

 

Chairperson

Genevieve Sage

 

Deputy Chairperson

Greg Moyle, (JP, ED)

 

Members

Alexandra Bonham

 

 

Allan Matson

 

 

Richard Northey, (ONZM)

 

 

Sarah Trotman, (ONZM)

 

 

Te Hunga Kāore i Tae Mai | ABSENT

 

Member

Anahera Rawiri

 

 

 


Waitematā Local Board

30 April 2024

 

 

 

1          Nau mai | Welcome

 

Chair G Sage will welcome those present and open the meeting with a karakia.

 

 

2          Ngā Tamōtanga | Apologies

 

Resolution number WTM/2024/61

MOVED by Chairperson G Sage, seconded by Member A Matson:  

That the Waitematā Local Board:

a)          whakaae / accept the apology from Member A Rawiri for absence.

CARRIED

 

 

 

3          Te Whakapuaki i te Whai Pānga | Declaration of Interest

 

Chair Genevieve Sage declared a conflict of interest in relation to the Bledisloe Wharf item included as part of the Long-Term-Plan consultation material and will be abstaining from discussion on this item.

 

 

4          He Tamōtanga Motuhake | Leave of Absence

 

There were no leaves of absence.

 

 

 

5

Long-Term Plan 2024-2034: Waitematā local board consultation feedback and input

 

Nick Palmisano, Senior Local Board Advisor, Ali Keiller, Local Board Advisor, and Sarah Murray, Lead Financial Advisor, were in attendance to speak to the board.

 

Note: Pursuant to Standing Order 9.2.4, for the purpose of discussing the Waitematā Local Board feedback on Long-term Plan 2024-2034 regional topics, Standing Order 1.6.1 was temporarily suspended. This decision was carried by a show of hands.

 

Note: Note Chair G Sage took no part in discussion on 6. Port Land. Chairperson G Sage left the meeting at 5.27pm, Chairperson G Sage returned to the meeting at 5.37pm.

 

MOVED by Chairperson G Sage, seconded by Member A Bonham:  

That the Waitematā Local Board:

a)          receive consultation feedback on the proposed Waitematā Local Board priorities and activities for 2024/2025 and key advocacy initiatives for 2024-2034.

b)          receive consultation feedback on regional topics in the Long-term Plan 2024-2034 from people and organisations based in the Waitematā local board area.

c)          note that there is no agreed process for a weighting to be given to organisations which submitted on behalf of paid members.

d)          provide the attached input on regional topics in the proposed Long-term Plan 2024-2034 and advocacy initiatives to the Governing Body.

 

The motion was put in parts.

 

Resolution number WTM/2024/62

MOVED by Chairperson G Sage, seconded by Member A Bonham:  

That the Waitematā Local Board:

a)          receive consultation feedback on the proposed Waitematā Local Board priorities and activities for 2024/2025 and key advocacy initiatives for 2024-2034.

b)         receive consultation feedback on regional topics in the Long-term Plan 2024-2034 from people and organisations based in the Waitematā local board area.

CARRIED

 

Resolution number WTM/2024/63

MOVED by Chairperson G Sage, seconded by Member A Bonham:  

That the Waitematā Local Board:

c)          note that there is no agreed process for a weighting to be given to organisations which submitted on behalf of paid members.

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

For

Deputy Chairperson G Moyle

Chairperson G Sage

Member S Trotman

Against

Member A Matson

Member R Northey

Abstained

Member A Bonham

 

The motion was declared carried by 3 votes to 2.

CARRIED

 

Resolution number WTM/2024/64

MOVED by Chairperson G Sage, seconded by Member A Bonham:  

That the Waitematā Local Board:

d)         provide the attached input on regional topics in the proposed Long-term Plan 2024-2034 and advocacy initiatives to the Governing Body.

CARRIED

 

For clarify full resolutions for this item are:

That the Waitematā Local Board:

a)          receive consultation feedback on the proposed Waitematā Local Board priorities and activities for 2024/2025 and key advocacy initiatives for 2024-2034.

b)          receive consultation feedback on regional topics in the Long-term Plan 2024-2034 from people and organisations based in the Waitematā local board area.

c)          note that there is no agreed process for a weighting to be given to organisations which submitted on behalf of paid members.

d)          provide the attached input on regional topics in the proposed Long-term Plan 2024-2034 and advocacy initiatives to the Governing Body.

 

Attachments

a     30 April 2024, Long-Term Plan 2024-2034: Waitematā local board consultation feedback and input - Waitematā Local Board feedback on Long-term Plan 2024-2034 regional topics

 

 

 

 

6

Review of the allocation table recording the allocation of decision-making responsibility for non-regulatory activities

 

Resolution number WTM/2024/65

MOVED by Chairperson G Sage, seconded by Deputy Chairperson G Moyle:  

That the Waitematā Local Board:

a)          provide its input into the current review of the allocation table, recording the allocation of decision-making responsibility for non-regulatory activities.

b)         support policy review to ensure that the allocations to local boards can be given full effect

c)          support the proposal for more empowered local boards, noting the recommendations of the 2016 Governance Framework Review (GFR) and the Governing Body’s October 2021 decision to approve Increased Local Board Decision-making and the need for policy and allocations to line up with this change.

d)         note that while work on empowering local boards has been occurring, local boards have lost Landowner Approval rights over applications for stormwater connections in our parks and reserves and the secondary use of reserves for stormwater construction laydown sites, parking and storage.

e)          note that recent use of section 17 of the Local Government (Auckland Council) Act 2009 to remove the decision making from local boards in relation to both stormwater projects and the management of aquatic and leisure services which do not “better promote the well-being of the communities across Auckland” and that both these decisions should be made by Local Boards.

f)           do not support the decision making for stormwater projects that occur on local parks being allocated to the Governing Body or the new process outlined in the report and note that local stormwater quality projects within regional frameworks are already allocated to local boards .

g)         note that the updated process for decision-making of stormwater activities will be reviewed with local boards in six months’ time and urge that any issues arising be considered through the local board delegation protocols, which are due to be reviewed later in 2024.

h)         seek the legal view provided to Local Board Chairs related to stormwater activities in local parks be circulated to all Local Board members and oppose that advice.

i)           support local boards holding the decision-making on park related land exchanges and any associated disposals

j)           request clarity around the local board role in respect of properties previously in service use which have fallen out of such use due to lack of budget, disrepair or safety reasons, and support local boards having the explicitly stated ability under the Allocation of Decision-making to retain decision-making over these properties so that they can be considered for divestment through service property optimisation.

k)          suggest that local boards are able to submit to the government on legislation when the Governing Body choses not to, as otherwise our views and preferences are not being heard.

l)           asserts that this is an interim response, as the Board are seeking further significant decision-making powers as part of the “Empowering Local Boards” workstream which will include, but is not limited to, this allocation of decision-making.

m)        note that the disposal of local community assets, particularly local parks, where they are part of a land exchange should be allocated to the local board, as the local board is already allocated responsibility for asset acquisition in these circumstances of land exchanges.

n)         provided they are consistent with the strategies and policies of the Auckland Council and of Auckland Transport, local transport projects should be allocated to local boards.

o)         look forward to receiving further advice on the ability and processes for local boards to assume decision-making responsibility for procurement for local activities.

CARRIED

 

 

 

 

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

 

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

 

 

 

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