Ngā Hui a te Rōpū Kaitohutohu Take ā-Taiwhenua / Rural Advisory Panel

 

OPEN MINUTES

 

 

 

Minutes of a meeting of the Rural Advisory Panel held in the Level 26, Room 1, 135 Albert Street, Auckland on Friday, 3 May 2024 at 12.29pm. A recording of the meeting is available here: https://www.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz/about-auckland-council/how-auckland-council-works/meetings-council-bodies/Pages/webcasts-council-meetings.aspx

 

Te Hunga kua Tae mai | present

 

Chairperson

Cr Andy Baker

Auckland Council

Members

Mike Bramley

Dairy New Zealand

 

Jesse Brennan

Federated Farmers of NZ – via electronic link

 

Trish Fordyce

National Forest Growers Levy Trust

 

Tim Holdgate

Rodney Local Board, Auckland Council

 

Brian Mason

Land Owners and Contractors Association (Wellsford)

 

Linda Potauaine

Waitākere Ranges Local Board, Auckland Council

 

Leanne Roberts

Horticulture NZ – via electronic link

 

Cr Greg Sayers

Auckland Council – via electronic link

 

Wayne Scott

Aggregate and Quarry Association – via electronic link

 

Geoff Smith

Equine Industry

 

Peter Spencer

NZ Forest Owners Association

 

Keith Vallabh

Pukekohe Vegetable Growers Association

 

Te Hunga Kāore i Tae Mai | ABSENT

 

Deputy Chairperson

Alan Cole

Franklin Local Board, Auckland Council

 

 

Annaliese Morgan

Young Farmers

 

Glenn Wilcox

Māori representative

 

Cushla Smith

Fonterra Shareholders Council

 

Andrew McKenzie

Beef and Lamb New Zealand

 

Steve Levet

Rural Contractors New Zealand

 

Te Hunga Āpiti kua Tae mai | ALSO PRESENT

 

 

Colin Smith

Rodney Local Board (Alt)

 

 

 


Rural Advisory Panel

03 May 2024

 

 

 

1          Ngā Tamōtanga | Apologies

 

Resolution number RUR/2024/10

MOVED by Member K Vallabh, seconded by Member M Bramley:  

That the Rural Advisory Panel:

a)          whakaae / accept the apology from:

Absence

Alan Cole

Annaliese Morgan

Glen Wilcox

Cushla Smith

Andrew Mckenzie

CARRIED

 

 

 

2          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.

 

There were no declarations of interest.

 

 

 

3          Te Whakaū i ngā Āmiki | Confirmation of Minutes

 

Resolution number RUR/2024/11

MOVED by Chairperson A Baker, seconded by Member G Smith:  

That the Rural Advisory Panel:

a)          whakaū / confirm the ordinary minutes of its meeting, held on Friday, 9 February 2024, including the confidential section, as a true and correct record.

 

CARRIED

 

 

 

4          Ngā Pakihi Autaia | Extraordinary Business

 

 


 

 

5

Essential Freshwater update report

 

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

 

Resolution number RUR/2024/12

MOVED by Member L Potauaine, seconded by Member M Bramley:  

That the Rural Advisory Panel:

a)      whiwhi / receive the Natural Environment Strategy staff update on central government’s review of the freshwater instruments making up the former government’s Essential Freshwater programme, and how Auckland Council staff are contributing to development of such proposals

b)      tuhi ā-taipitopito / note that implementation of some the regulatory instruments within the former Essential Freshwater programme either continue to be implemented following a programme timeframe reset, or are temporarily paused, depending on how next steps of implementation are best progressed given several interdependencies with central government’s revised work programme.

CARRIED

 

Attachments

a     3 May 2024, Rural Advisory Panel, Item 5: Essential Freshwater Update Report - presentation

 

 

 

6

Enhancing Environmental Criteria to Prioritise Regional Unsealed Road Improvements

 

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

 

Note:   changes were made to the original recommendation with new clause b) being added as a Chair’s recommendation.

 

Resolution number RUR/2024/13

MOVED by Member T Fordyce, seconded by Member T Holdgate:  

That the Rural Advisory Panel:

a)      whiwhi / receive the staff update on enhancing environmental criteria to prioritise regional unsealed road improvements.

b)      tono / request this report be referred to the Planning, Environment and Parks Committee for its consideration, noting the opportunity to adopt the methodology used to prioritise regional unsealed road improvements.

CARRIED

 

Attachments

a     3 May 2024, Rural Advisory Panel, Item 6: Enhancing Environmental Criteria to Prioritise Regional Unsealed Road Improvements - presentation

 


 

 

7

Healthy Waters regular update

 

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

 

Resolution number RUR/2024/14

MOVED by Member L Potauaine, seconded by Member T Holdgate:  

That the Rural Advisory Panel:

a)      whiwhi / receive the information on Healthy Waters activities in rural Auckland

b)      whakarite / provide feedback on the initial definition scope for rural settlements

CARRIED

 

Attachments

a     3 May 2024, Rural Advisory Panel, Item 7: Healthy Waters Regular Update - presentation

 

 

 

8

Views of the Rural Advisory Panel on the Auckland Council Long Term Plan 2024 - 2034 to the Budget Committee

 

Documents were tabled in support of the item.  Copies have been placed on the official minutes and are available on the Auckland Council website as minutes attachments.

 

Resolution number RUR/2024/15

MOVED by Chairperson A Baker, seconded by Member P Spencer:  

That the Rural Advisory Panel:

a)      whiwhi / receive the report and Members Alan Cole and Trish Fordyce be thanked for their work.

CARRIED

 

Attachments

a     3 May 2024, Rural Advisory Panel, Item 8: Views of the Rural Advisory Panel on the Auckland Council Long Term Plan 2024 - 2034 to the Budget Committee - Tabled document:  Water quality targeted rate in rural local board areas

b     3 May 2024, Rural Advisory Panel, Item 8: Views of the Rural Advisory Panel on the Auckland Council Long Term Plan 2024 - 2034 to the Budget Committee - Tabled document: Water Quality Improvements Programme

 

 

 

 

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

 

There was no consideration of extraordinary items.

 

 


 

 

 

 

2.22 pm                                              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 Rural Advisory Panel HELD ON

 

 

 

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