Dog Management Policy and Bylaw Review Council adopts changes Thursday 1 August 2019 Tēnā koe, Thank you for providing your feedback on the proposed changes to our Policy on Dogs and Dog Management Bylaw during the consultation period of 1 April to 10 May 2019. We received more than 8000 submissions during the consultation period. This feedback came via the online form, post and in person at several Have your say events held across the region. At their meeting on Thursday 25 July 2019, the Governing Body decided to adopt the proposed changes to the policy and bylaw. The new Policy on Dogs and Dog Management Bylaw will come into effect from 1 November 2019.
What are the key changes?
removing duplications from the bylaw, simplifying future amendments to local dog access rules
reorganising Schedule 2 (list of local dog access rules)
requiring dog owners to obtain a multiple dog ownership licence for more than two dogs in areas zoned as urban under the Unitary Plan
applying a standard time and season definition of 10am to 5pm from 1 December to 1 March (in places where there is already a time and season rule)
extending our ability to protect vulnerable native plantlife from dog
encouraging responsible dog ownership for owners with dogs classified as menacing because of their behaviour
applying a standard lambing season rule in regional parks with stock
amending dog access rules at Glenfern Sanctuary, Muriwai, Long Bay and Whatipū to protect wildlife.
For more information
read the hearing documents from the public deliberations meetings - including a summary of the feedback
read the agenda and minutes of the Governing Body meeting on 25 July 2019
read the Our Auckland article for more information on the changes.
The new Policy on Dogs and Dog Management Bylaw will come into effect from 1 November 2019. Read the current Policy on Dogs and Dog Management Bylaw. Thank you once again for your feedback. If you have any questions, please contact us.
Kind regards Dog Management Policy and Bylaw Review Team
Rodney Local Board has approved a new pedestrian and cycle path that will link key Warkworth destinations. The route located on public land will connect the Warkworth Showgrounds, the old Atlas site earmarked for a Park and Ride facility, Kowhai Park and the Melwood subdivision. It replaces the suspension bridge option which, while a more direct route, crosses private land and wasn’t supported by the landowners. Rodney Local Board Chair Beth Houlbrooke says the new route will provide safe pedestrian and cycle access from Warkworth through two reserves and away from SH1. “The route opens up fantastic opportunities for recreation, fitness and commuting. It’s going to be an incredible community asset coupled with the upgraded Kowhai Park and the soon to be developed park and ride facility funded by the Rodney Transport Targeted Rate.” Next steps are for council staff to develop the path concept and gather feedback from the local community, sports and other groups, prior to progressing to design stage which has ready-to-build plans with cost estimates. More details can be found in the Warkworth Showgrounds to Kowhai Park Reserve walkway on the council website.
2019 Auckland Mayoral Conservation Awards
Kia ora Tāmaki Makaurau, The 2019 Auckland Mayoral Conservation Awards are a chance to acknowledge the amazing conservation efforts made by mana whenua, communities, households, landowners, youth and schools across Tāmaki Makaurau, to care for and restore our region's natural environment. To recognise and celebrate this important contribution, you can nominate or enter a project in the awards - either your own, or you can share the love and nominate another worthy project.
How to enter Nominations are open to all community-led conservation projects in the Auckland region that occur on private land or public parks and reserves, in any of Auckland's environments - marine, terrestrial or freshwater. Identify a project which you think demonstrates great conservation work and then decide which category you think best suits the project.
What are the categories? There are six categories you can enter: ·Restoration ·Innovation ·Collaboration ·Schools ·Youth ·Individual Before you submit your entry, please read the entry guide to make sure you know the rules and criteria, and what exactly the judges are looking for. To find out more and download a copy of the nomination pack click here, or start writing your nomination now by clicking on the link below. https://engage.ubiquity.co.nz/mail/link/uRyVfgKaxOsjP5AquUb3uQtart your nomination
Rules of entry ·nominations are open to all community-led conservation projects in the Auckland region which occur on private land, or in public parks and reserves managed by Auckland Council or the Department of Conservation in any of Auckland's environments ·a new aspect of the project must have taken place since 1 January 2017 ·your nomination can be for the project as a whole or for separate aspects of your project ·you can nominate the project for any of the six categories ·you cannot nominate the same project in more than one category, so remember to choose the category that best reflects the project's engagement approach ·you can nominate more than one project; you will need to fill in separate nomination forms for each.
Nominations close on Wednesday 14 August at 5pm. Finalists will be announced at Pestival on Saturday 14 September. This year’s ceremony will take place during Conservation Week in the evening on Thursday 19 September. If you have any questions you can email us at email@example.com
The Rodney Local Board’s Achievement Report from October 2016 to April 2019 is now published on-line:
The report is an accountability measure for the local board’s performance against the local board plan. In the interests of saving money and paper, we do not intend to print any hard copies of this report for distribution. I hope you find it informative and of course please feel free to share. Kind regards,
Jump on board Rodney's new bus services Our new transport initiative has caught the attention of Auckland Mayor Phil Goff, who has applauded the local board for its forward thinking. Two new bus services, launched on 24 February, will provide essential public transport services to rural residents in Wellsford and Helensville. Both services are funded by Rodney Transport Targeted Rate. For timetables, visit at.govt.nz. Read more
The Rodney Local Board recently completed a Play Provision Assessment for all of Rodney. You may be interested in the report. This document will guide our priorities for investment in the coming years with the intention of plugging gaps in geographical spread and age appropriate equipment. It is more than about play equipment for children; active equipment is for all ages!
If your community group is considering requesting or contributing towards any play or fitness equipment, or something like a pump track, then this document will give you a good idea of whether it would be supported or not. The local board is in the process of setting our budgets for next financial year. At this time we have pencilled in $150,000 of capital money for this type of work. In addition to that, we have set aside $60,000 capital for community-led small build projects on an 80/20 share basis (community providing 80% of the value of the project which can include all voluntary hours, sponsored materials, and any pro bono design work, e.g.). We have also budgeted $20,000 operational expenditure for assisting with consultation and concept designs. Do think about how this might work for your aspirational projects and don’t hesitate to contact me to discuss. I can put you in touch with relevant council staff and advise on the benefit of doing a board deputation. Our annual budget will come out for public comment early next year, February-March, and will be finalised and approved by the Governing Body in June, ready to commit to projects from 1 July 2018. P.S. We have not fully committed all of this financial year’s budget for similar items, so it’s not too early to get in touch. Kind regards, Beth Houlbrooke The report can be found on-line here: http://infocouncil.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz/Open/2018/08/RD_20180816_ATT_7969_EXCLUDED_WEB.htm