I hereby give notice that an ordinary meeting of the Whau Local Board will be held on:

 

Date:                     

Time:

Meeting Room:

Venue:

 

Wednesday, 11 December 2013

6.30pm

Whau Local Board Office
31 Totara Avenue
New Lynn

 

Whau Local Board

 

OPEN ADDENDUM AGENDA

 

 

 

MEMBERSHIP

 

Chairperson

Catherine Farmer

 

Deputy Chairperson

Susan Zhu

 

Members

Derek Battersby, QSM, JP

 

 

Ami Chand

 

 

Duncan Macdonald, JP

 

 

Ruby Manukia-Schaumkel

 

 

Simon Matafai

 

 

(Quorum 4 members)

 

 

 

Glenn Boyd

Relationship Manager

Local Board Services (West)

 

 

Busola Martins

Local Board Democracy Advisor

 

10 December 2013

 

Contact Telephone: (09) 839 3514

Email: busola.martins@aucklandcouncil.govt.nz

Website: www.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz

 

 

 


Whau Local Board

11 December 2013

 

 

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22        draft Local Board Agreement 2014/15                                                                         5 

 

      


Whau Local Board

11 December 2013

 

 

draft Local Board Agreement 2014/15

 

File No.: CP2013/28465

 

  

 

Purpose

1.       This report seeks agreement from the Local Board on content for the draft Annual Plan 2014/2015 (including the draft Local Board Agreement 2014/2015) and a draft Fees and Charges Schedule.

 

2.       The report also provides information on the next steps in the process to finalise local board budgets and agreements for 2014/2015.

Executive Summary

3.       For each financial year, the Auckland Council must have a local board agreement (as agreed between the governing body and the Local Board) for each local board area. 

 

4.       The draft local board agreement is largely based on year three of the Long-term Plan 2012-2022[1] (LTP) and reflects the priorities in the local board plan, shows intended provision of local activities, and the capital and operating expenditure required to fund these activities.   A separate consultation section has been developed to identify any proposed budget changes and to highlight any new areas of advocacy for 2014/2015. 

 

5.       The draft local board agreement must be included in Auckland Council’s draft Annual Plan 2014/2015, which the governing body will meet to adopt on 19 December to be released for public consultation on 23 January 2014.

 

6.       A summary of the draft Annual Plan 2014/2015 must also be prepared as part of the consultation. The summary will contain both regional and local board specific information. The local information focuses on the local priorities for 2014/2015 and what might change from year three of the LTP.

 

7.       Following the consultation phase, each local board will reconsider its agreement and budget for 2014/2015 and, if required, reprioritise proposed local activities within its fiscal envelope before adopting a final local board agreement in June 2014.  The governing body will adopt Auckland Council’s Annual Plan 2014/2015, including 21 local board agreements, on 26 June 2014.  

 

8.       Local fees and charges schedules will be finalised in May 2014.  A draft schedule is provided for agreement by the Local Board to support draft financial statements.  The Community Development Arts and Culture department are currently reviewing a fees and charges model and will commence engagement with local boards in December 2013. 

 

9.       A review of the capital expenditure programme is currently underway by the operations division, to improve long term delivery and prioritisation of capital projects.  Engagement with local boards on a re-forecasted capital project delivery programme will commence in early 2014.  Financial statements included in this draft local board agreement remain based on year three of the LTP, adjusted to reflect approved budget changes since the adoption of the LTP.

 

 

Recommendation/s

That the Whau Local Board:

a)      Agrees the local content for the draft Annual Plan 2014/2015 (Attachment One), including:

i)        draft Local Board Agreement 2014/2015 (including intended level of service provision and financial statements)

ii)       introduction to the draft Local Board Agreement (including chairs message and proposed changes for consultation)

b)         Agrees the draft Fees and Charges Schedule 2014/2015 (Attachment Two)

c)         Delegates the Chair, authority to make any final minor changes to the local board             content for the draft Annual Plan before it is released for public consultation,                      and to the summary of the draft Annual Plan 2014/2015.

 

 

Discussion

10.     The governing body will meet to adopt the draft Annual Plan 2014/2015 on 19 December 2013, which must include the draft local board agreement for each local board. 

11.     This report seeks approval of local board content for the draft Annual Plan 2014/2015 and agreement of draft local fees and charges for 2014/2015.  It also provides information on the process that will be followed to finalise the local board budgets and agreements for 2014/2015 following public consultation.

12.     The resolutions of this meeting will be reported to the governing body on 19 December 2013, when it meets to adopt the draft Annual Plan 2014/2015 for consultation.

13.     Local board financial statements are based on year three of the LTP and adjusted to reflect revised budgets endorsed by the Budget Committee on 21 November 2013 to achieve a reduced rates increase of 2.5% for 2014/2015, as well as other approved budget changes since the adoption of the LTP. 

14.     Whilst operational savings are reflected in revised budgets, these changes will not impact service levels.

 

Draft Annual Plan 2014/2015 content (Attachment One)

 

15.     The draft Annual Plan 2014/2015 content includes:

 

a)      the draft Local Board Agreement 2014/2015 which outlines:

 

i.       a description of each group of local activities

ii.       key initiatives planned for 2014/2015

iii.      intended levels of service provision

iv.      financial statements

v.      capital projects list

b)      an introduction to the draft Local Board Agreement which outlines:

i.       a message from the chair

ii.       areas for consultation with local communities

iii.      proposed budget changes

iv.      new advocacy areas for 2014/2015

v.      about the local board area

vi.      local board plan priorities

 

16.     Community, development, arts and culture performance measures were reviewed this year to improve clarity.  This resulted in the removal of two performance measures and amendment to wording of six other performance measures.  

 

Draft Annual Plan 2014/2015 summary

 

17.     A summary of the draft Annual Plan 2014/2015 must be prepared as part of the consultation.  Local information focuses on local priorities for 2014/2015 and what might change from year three of the LTP.  It includes both content and images and this year will be presented in OurAuckland.

18.     Officers will work with local boards using the usual OurAuckland approval process for signoff of the summary content.

 

Draft Fees and Charges Schedule 2014/2015 (Attachment Two)

 

19.     Local fees and charges schedules will be finalised in May 2014.  A draft fees and charges schedule has been provided for your agreement to support draft financial statements.  The Community Development Arts and Culture department are currently reviewing a fees and charges model and will commence engagement with local boards in December 2013. 

 

Process

 

20.     Officers will undertake a budget refresh in February and updated prioritisation models will be developed for each local board that reflect adjustments made as part of the budget refresh.

21.     The opportunity for a more in depth examination of budgets across the organisation begins early next year as we start to develop the next 2015-2025 LTP and the next Local Board Plans.

22.     The timeline for finalising the local board agreement for 2014/2015 is set out in the implementation section of this report.

Consideration

Local Board Views

23.     This report seeks agreement from the Local Board for its draft Annual Plan 2014/2015 content and draft Fees and Charges Schedule.

 

Maori Impact Statement

24.     Many local board decisions are of importance to Maori and there is a need to continue to build relationships between local boards and relevant Iwi.  The draft local board agreement is based on the local board plan and the LTP which have both been developed through engagement with the community, including Maori.

Impementation Issues

25.     The timeline and high-level process for finalising the local board agreement for 2014/2015 is set out below.

 

Timing

Process for finalising local board agreements

9 – 18 Dec

Local boards meet to agree draft local board agreements and content for consultation

19 Dec

Adoption of draft Annual Plan 2014/2015, including 21 local board agreements

 

23 Jan – 24 Feb

Draft Annual Plan 2014/2015 consultation

Released for public consultation on 23 January using the special consultative procedure

Feb

Budget Refresh

Officers review budgets to inform adjustments that will feed into the local board prioritisation models

Feb - early April

Engagement on local board advocacy with departments and CCO’s

Assess progress and inform development of an updated set of advocacy for 2014/2015

17 Mar –

17 Apr

Local board hearings, workshops and decision meetings

Reconsider agreements (including budgets) and advocacy areas and hold a formal meeting to agree a final balanced budget and set of advocacy areas for 2014/2015

Late April

Governing body discussions with local boards

1 May

Governing body discussions with CCOs

5 - 23 May

Local board agreements and financial statements updated

9 - 26 Jun

Adoption of Local Board Agreements and Annual Plan 2014/2015

Local boards meet to adopt their agreements between 9 - 19 June.  Governing body meets to adopt draft annual plan, including 21 draft LBAs, on 26 June

 

 

Attachments

No.

Title

Page

a

draft Local Board Agreement 2014-2015 - Whau Local Board

9

b

Fees and Charges Schedule - Whau Local Board

25

      

Signatories

Authors

Mark Allen – Senior Local Board Advisor  

Authorisers

Karen Lyons - Manager Local Board Services

Glenn Boyd - Relationship Manager Henderson-Massey, Waitakere Ranges, Whau

 


Whau Local Board

11 December 2013

 

 

Whau Local Board

Message from the Chairperson

Kia ora kotou to all of the people in the Whau Local Board area.

I would like to affirm our commitment to the Treaty of Waitangi as the founding document of our nation.

At the last election voters delivered new members to represent and advocate for our communities. As one of the returning members I am looking forward to the next three years working towards delivering on our community aspirations.

Our ethnic diversity in Whau is one of our strengths and our board membership reflects this cohesive strength.

Our priorities are the transformation of Avondale, developing a Whau recreation centre, fostering youth employment opportunities, efficient and reliable public transport, quality housing, library services, community art initiatives, local jobs for local people, increased cycling and walking and maintaining a clean environment.

Our town centres are important to businesses and also as neighbourhood centres.

The notified Proposed Unitary Plan will shape future development and submissions can be made on this until 28th February2014. 

We are open to your input through the annual plan submission process and encourage you to keep letting us know how we are tracking on the issues that shape our daily lives.

We look forward to working with you on our plans to build safer, healthier, more vibrant successful and thriving communities.

 

 

Catherine Farmer

Chair, Whau Local Board

 

 

 


Have your say

Proposed changes to 2014/2015 budget

The draft Whau Local Board Agreement is largely based on year three of the LTP, with adjustments to reflect revised budgets endorsed by the Budget Committee on 21 November 2013 and other approved budget changes since the adoption of the LTP.

The Local Board has reviewed its planned activities and service levels for 2014/2015 and identified possible changes that we would like your feedback on.

Here is a summary of the changes we are considering making to our 2014/2015 budget:

 

Proposed changes to 2014/2015 budget

Impact on levels of service

Financial impact ($000)

Revenue change

Cost change

Opex

Capex

Increase the budget for community environment programmes

The number of environmental programmes led or supported will be increased. This will include enhancing or extending projects such as Green Ambassadors, Clear the Air, and No Waste at New Lynn Night Markets.

 

+35

 

Reallocation of  parks volunteer planting programmes budget

The capacity for parks area to respond to community planting programmes to be decreased.

 

-35

 

Increase the budget forlocal libraries events and programmes

Increase in local library programmes and events that respond to our diverse local communities

 

+20

 

Reallocation of discretionary events budget

Redirecting of funding to support events in the Whau.

 

-20

 

Other issues of local interest - advocacy

A key role of the Whau Local Board is to advocate on behalf of our local community on areas of local interest.  Our existing advocacy areas are identified in the Annual Plan 2013/2014 and includes planning for access to pools for the residents of Whau. We will continue to progress this area.

Identified below are the additional areas that we plan to advocate on in relation to the Annual Plan 2014/2015.  These areas are outside the decision-making responsibilities of the WhauLocal Board, but we believe they are of importance to our local board area and would like your feedback.

Our key advocacy areas for 2014/2015 are:

·      Support for quality housing developments in Avondale in partnership with local developers and landowners (including Housing New Zealand)

·      Support the development of a community hub on Racecourse Parade in Avondale including replacement for the community centre building.

·      Support the continued provision of infrastructure for the development of New Lynn.

 

How to have your say

The consultation process is your opportunity to ensure your local board members hear your views. You can have your say on any part of this draft annual plan. Submissions will be accepted from 23 January until 4pm on 24 February 2014.

Your submission can be made online, by email, by post or in person at your nearest local library, council service centre or a local board office. For further information on how to have your say, see the front section of this volume or visit www.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz/annualplan.


About the Whau area

The Whau Local Board area is composed ofthe suburbs of Avondale, Blockhouse Bay,Glendene, Green Bay, Kelston, New Lynn, New Windsorand Rosebank, The name Whau is from the river that flows through the area into the Waitematā Harbour.

The southern area is primarily residential with many local schools, and there are significant industrial areas in Kelston and along the Rosebank Peninsula. New Lynn is the primary retail shopping area, with Avondale, Blockhouse Bay, Green Bay and Kelston providing satellite sites nearby. The continuing extensive regeneration of the New Lynn metropolitan centre includes a major upgrade of rail facilities and transport improvements. The board has prioritised the opportunity to link the Avondale town centre and New Lynn regeneration project to a larger scale programme of works that will also take into account the nearby Rosebank business area.

Transport has always been a major feature in the area as it is one of the narrowest parts of the isthmus and both Māori and Pākehā had portage routes between the harbours.

For more detailed information about the Whau area please refer to www.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz/whau

Local board plan priorities

Our priorities are set out in our local board plan and form the basis for this local board agreement. These priorities and their outcomes are:

·      Providingrecreation choices and supporting our diverse communities- the diverse communities of the Whau are well connected and the recreation and community facilities provide enjoyment in a wide variety of activities located close to home.

·      Bustling towns, local and neighbourhood shops- our towns, local and neighbourhood centres will be clean, safe and vibrant, supporting local businesses and a strong community identity.

·      Building our economic prosperity- Whau residents can work close to home and are able to be employed in skilled jobs by more local employers.

·      Local action for the environment- Whau has numerous opportunities for learning, protecting and enhancing our natural environment through ongoing partnerships with the community around protecting and enhancing our natural environment.

·      Enriching arts and culture- Whau will build on its strong heritage of creativity, particularly in ceramics, enriching all our lives and our economy through making, participating in, being surrounded by and celebrating arts and culture.

·      Co-ordinating the development of the New Lynn, Rosebank and Avondale opportunity area- work together to provide busy successful town centres each with their own individual character and heritage with opportunities to work, play and live.

Our key initiatives and projects for each group of local activity are set out in this local board agreement for 2014/2015.  These initiatives support the priorities in our local board plan, which reflect the aspirations and priorities of our communities. 


Whaudraft local board agreement

Scope of activities

Allocated non-regulatory activities: The Whau Local Board has the allocated non-regulatory activities set out in Volume Three of Auckland Councils Long-term Plan 2012-2022 (LTP).

Delegated regulatory activities: The governing body has delegated the regulatory activities to the Whau Local Board set out in Volume Three of the LTP.

Other statutory activities: As well, the local board has been given a number of other responsibilities directly by legislation. These include community engagement, preparing local board plans, monitoring local board agreements, proposing local bylaws, and advocacy on behalf of the local community.

Local activities

The following section sets out the local activities, including projects and initiatives that the local board will undertake in 2014/2015.

The tables describe the levels of service associated with the group of activities and the relevant performance measures used to assess delivery.  The actual figures illustrate the recent performance for the 2012/2013 financial year. The target figures show the intended level of service provision for the 2014/2015 financial year.

The consolidated actuals and targets for these activities for the region are shown in Volume One of the draft Annual Plan. Local boards do not have full control over service delivery and performance measures should be read in conjunction with the decision-making allocation for non-regulatory activities set out in Volume Three of the LTP.

Local libraries

This group of activities covers local libraries located within the local board area. Libraries are located at Avondale, Blockhouse Bay and New Lynn.

We plan to spend $2.7 million operating expenditure (opex) and $123,000 capital expenditure (capex) on these activities in 2014/2015.

Our key focus will be on engaging children and young people, ethnic and diverse communities, developing quality library facilities in the heart of our communities delivering more programmes and services that inspire learning and participation, sharing Auckland’s unique stories through the heritage and research collections, and delivering sustainable and lenderdriven collections.

The key initiatives we have planned for 2014/15 are:

·      Providing a budget for local programmes and events that will engage our local communities, respond to community need and enable increased participation in region-wide and national events

·      Continuing to look for opportunities to support Avondale’s transformation

·      Investigate the expansion of library services in Blockhouse Bay.

These initiatives support our local board plan priorities ‘Providing recreation choices and supporting our diverse communities’.

Levels of service

Our local library services will be undertaken in accordance with the following levels of service.

Level of service

Measures

Actual (2012/2013)

Target (2014/2015)

Provide safe, welcoming, and accessible library facilities for customers to access library services

 

Percentage of customers satisfied with overall services provided by libraries

91%

90%

Average number of library visits per capita

8.7

9.2

Total library building floor space per 1000 residents (m2)

38

26.8

 

Local community services

This group of activitiescovers local community facilities, local community development initiatives and local community safety programmes. Community services in the Whau Local Board area include providing and supporting activities in the Avondale, BlockhouseBay, Green Bay, Kelston and New Lynn community facilities, community funding information, community facilitation and supporting the development of community led initiatives such as the Avondale Community Action Group.

We plan to spend $1.5 million operating expenditure (opex) and $528,000 capital expenditure (capex) on these activities in 2014/2015.

Our focus will be on enabling residents and community organisations to participate in the development of their communities.

The key initiatives we have planned for 2014/2015 include:

·      Supporting the development of community development resources, programmes and funding processes Creating opportunities for cross-sector collaboration to enhance a sense of place in New Lynn, Blockhouse Bay and Green Bay

·      Promoting resident participation in the Avondale Development Plan through support of the Avondale Community Action Group

·      Providing community leadership and capacity building training to meet local needs through Community Waitakere

·      Improving youth employment prospects through the Youth Connections project

·      Championing the work of the voluntary safety patrols and ensuring their strong presence including the deployment of ethnic wardens and continued support for Neighbourhood Support Waitakere

·      Provision of small local crime reduction and community safety initiatives such as the blue light primary school safety programme and the neighbourhood safety panel supported by the neighbourhood policing team in Avondale

·      Working to facilitate graffiti prevention projects

·      Community food initiatives, including community gardens and community orchards.

These initiatives support our local board plan priorities ‘Providing recreation choices and supporting our diverse communities’,‘Bustling towns, local and neighbourhood shops’,‘Coordinating the development of the New Lynn, Rosebank and Avondale opportunity areas’.

Levels of service

Our local community services will be undertaken in accordance with the following levels of service.

Level of service

Measures

Actual (2012/2013)

Target (2014/2015)

Provide local community development resources, funds and programmes that build  community wellbeing

 

Percentage of community funding applicants satisfied with information, assistance and advice provided

36%

75%

Percentage of community funding/grant recipients meeting grant obligations

100%

95%

Provide community halls, centres and houses that meet the recreational and social needs of the local community

 

Percentage of users satisfied with community centres and community houses

92%

85%

Percentage of available time community centres and halls are used (actual hours used compared to hours available)

44%

50%

Improve community safety through delivery of programmes and initiatives with partner organisations and the community

 

Percentage of respondents who perceive that their neighbourhood is reasonably safe in the day time

88%

85%

Percentage of respondents who perceive that their neighbourhood is reasonably safe at night time

42%

55%

Local arts, culture and events services

This group of activities covers local arts and culture facilities, local arts and culture initiatives and local events.

We plan to spend $753,000 operating expenditure (opex) and $25,000 capital expenditure (capex) on these activities in 2014/2015.

The key initiatives we have planned for 2014/2015 include:

·      Delivering a programme of community events including Legends of the Moon and funding community led events through a contestable grants fund

·      Supporting the centenary commemorations of ANZAC day in Glen Eden’s Waikumete Cemetery; the last resting place for some 10,000 members of the armed forces

·      Supporting the arts in Whau including community galleries, performance activities and the Portage Ceramics Trust at the Ambrico studio

·      Supporting local art initiatives such as utility box artworks, murals, and rail corridor parks beautification.

These initiatives support our local board plan priority‘Enriching arts and culture’.

Levels of service

Our local arts, culture and events services will be undertaken in accordance with the following levels of service.

 

Level of service

Measures

Actual (2012/2013)

Target (2014/15)

Provide opportunities and facilities for the community to experience and enjoy the arts

 

Percentage of visitors satisfied with council delivered or funded local arts facilities

Not measured

80%

Number of participants in local arts activities per 1000 residents

Not measured

Maintain or improve

Deliver, facilitate and fund diverse and high quality arts and cultural programmes

 

Percentage of participants satisfied with local arts activities

Not measured

80%

Number of local arts and culture activities that contribute to Maori outcomes

Not measured

Maintain or improve

Deliver and facilitate events that meet local community needs

 

Percentage of attendees satisfied with council provided local events overall

71%

85%

Estimated number of attendees at council delivered and funded local events per 1000 residents

437

437

 


Local parks services

This group of activities covers local parks located within the local board area. Within the local board area there are approximately 139 local parks covering 206 hectares, including Archibald Park, Avondale South Domain, Blockhouse Bay Recreation Reserve and Craigavon Park.

We plan to spend $8.0 million operating expenditure (opex) and $3.7 million capital expenditure (capex) on these activities in 2014/2015.

Our focus will be to:

·      Continue delivering agreed levels of service throughout our local and sports parks network which includes mowing, hygiene, arboriculture and ecological maintenance

·      Continue to increase the engagement of the community on projects and expand their stewardship and decision making over their parks

·      Deliver exciting and challenging playgrounds and parks with the opportunity to encourage a healthy and active community

·      Deliver theSportsfield Capacity programme

·      Continue volunteer engagement programmes and support community initiatives

·      Continue to work alongside the police and council’s community safety advisors for the ongoing development of the parks safety programme and implementation of crime prevention through environmental design practices

·      Use modern sustainable thinking in the development and maintenance of our parks

·      Promote our successes and celebrate with the community.    

 

The key initiatives we have planned for 2014/2015 include:

·      Installation of an artificial sportsfield and upgrade of tennis courts in Crum Park

·      Renewal and upgrade of toilet/changing block at Blockhouse Bay Recreational Reserve

·      Development of No 3 and No 4 sportsfields at Archibald Park

·      Development of a new park on Tiverton Road

·      Planning of a major park for the high density housing development in the Crown Lynn Precinct

·      Design for the renewal of playgrounds at Blockhouse Bay Recreation Reserve, Chalmers Reserve, Craigavon Park, Eastdale Reserve, Miranda Reserveand Olympic Park

·      Design for the renewal of the La Rosa Garden Reserve toilet block

·      Implementing the greenways network plan through staged development

·      Reserve restoration as part of the Waterview connection and causeway upgrade.

These initiatives support our local board plan priority‘Providing recreation choices and supporting our diverse communities’.


Levels of service

Our local parks services will be undertaken in accordance with the following levels of service.

Level of service

Measures

Actual (2012/2013)

Target (2014/2015)

Develop and maintain local park network to cater for community needs

 

Percentage of residents satisfied with the provision (location and distribution) of local parks and reserves

74%

75%

Percentage of residents satisfied with the quality of parks, reserves, sports fields and beaches

73%

85%

Percentage of residents who visited a local park or reserve in last 12 months

94%

80%

The playing capacity of sports fields (playing hours per week)

594

643

Percentage of local parks and reserves maintenance standards achieved as per contractual requirements

90%

98%

Local recreation services

This group of activities coversl ocal recreation facilities and initiatives.  Whau does notc urrently have any Council recreation centres or aquatic facilities and the local board is consulting with the community and developing plans for future development of facilities.  Recreation activities are included as a small part ofthe New Lynn Community Centres operations.

We plan to spend $458,000 operating expenditure (opex) and $1.0 million capital expenditure (capex) on these activities in 2014/2015.

Our focus will be to:         

·      Continue supporting the Avondale College provision of recreational facilities to the wider community

·      Supporting Avondale Primary School swimming pool through the facility partnership fund.  

 

The key initiative we have planned for 2014/2015 is starting to implement the Whau leisure and recreation activities development plan.

This initiative supports our local board plan priority ‘Providing recreation choices and supporting our diverse communities’.

Levels of service

Our local recreation services will be undertaken in accordance with the following levels of service.

Level of service

Measures

Actual (2012/2013)

Target (2014/2015)

Provide safe and accessible facilities and programmes that support recreation and leisure activities

Percentage customers satisfied with recreation centre facilities and programmes overall (excluding swimming pools)

81%

85%

 

Average number of visits to recreation facilities (excluding swimming pools) per capita

0.48

0.6

 


Local economic development

This group of activities covers local business area planning and local street environmentsand town centres.The Whau Local Board has an influence on local developments and infrastructure to maximise the economic opportunities for local businesses and industries in the area.  It also provides political liaison and support to local Business Improvement Districts(BIDs) executive boards, including Avondale, Blockhouse Bay, and New Lynn BIDs and Rosebank Business Development Community. The Whau Local Board is responsible for maintaining the streetscape and town centres such that they are tidy, free of rubbish and provide a welcoming environment. Note: The development of metropolitan town centres like New Lynn is met from budgets held by the governing body as part of the city transformation suite of projects.

We plan to spend $1.4 million operating expenditure (opex) and $106,000 capital expenditure (capex) on these activities in 2014/2015.

The key initiatives we have planned for 2014/2015 include:

·      Implementing the WhauLocal Economic Development Plan and completing the New Lynn metropolitan centre projects

·      Working with the Business Improvement Districts in the Whau to identify initiatives for economic development for inclusion in the LTP.

These initiatives support our local board plan priorities‘building our economic prosperity’ and ‘co-ordinating the development of the New Lynn, Rosebank and Avondale opportunity area’.

Levels of service

Our local economic development services will be undertaken in accordance with the following levels of service.

Level of service

Measures

Actual (2012/2013)

Target (2014/2015)

Develop local business precincts and town centres as great places to do business

 

Percentage of Business Associations meeting their Business Improvement District (BID) Partnership Programme obligations

 

100%

75%

Develop and maintain safe, clean and vibrant commercial town centres and street environments

 

Percentage of residents satisfied with cleanliness of their local town centre

62%

65%

Percentage of residents satisfied with the quality and maintenance of the street environment (1)

60%

65%

Percentage of agreed street environment upgrade programmes and initiatives completed on time and within budget

0 (2)

80%

Note:

1.   For the purpose of this measure, street environment refers to the trees and gardens.

2.   There were no agreed street environment upgrades in this local boardarea in 2012/2013.

Local built and natural environment

This group of activities covers local environment and heritage protection.

We plan to spend $219,000 operating expenditure (opex) and $7,000 capital expenditure (capex) on these activities in 2014/2015.

The key initiatives and projects we have planned for 2014/2015 include:

·      Support for community environment programmes through promotional activities and partnership agreements with community organisations and sustainable neighbourhood programmes

·      Responding to the priorities identified in the Whau environmental action report

·      Developing community resource recovery activities to help reduce waste to landfill.

These key initiatives support our local board plan priorities‘local action for the environment’, ‘coordinating the development of the New Lynn, Rosebank and Avondale opportunity area’ and ‘bustling towns local and neighbourhood shops’.

Levels of service

Our local built and natural environment services will be undertaken in accordance with the following levels of service.

Level of service

Measures

Actual (2012/2013)

Target (2014/2015)

Provide leadership and support to protect and conserve the region’s natural environment and cultural heritage

 

Number of environmental programmes led or supported

13

13

Number of environmental programmes with Māori participation

0

3

Local governance

This group of activities covers local planning, policy and governance activities of the local board,including development of local board plans and local bylaws. The local board receives strategic and policy advice, as well as democracy, community engagement and administrative support. This enables local board members to represent their communities, deliver effective local leadership and make informed decisions on local issues, activities and facilities.

As part of its governance role, the Whau Local Board will look to expand its engagement and relationships with its local communities. The local board also undertakes citizenship ceremonies.

We plan to spend $1.4 million operating expenditure (opex) and $175,000 capital expenditure (capex) on these activities in 2014/2015.

Our focus will be on increasing our engagement with the community particularly around the development of our new Local Board Plan.                              

Levels of service

Our local governance services will be undertaken in accordance with the following levels of service.

Level of service

Measures

Actual (2012/2013)

Target (2014/2015)

Ensure the community can participate and contribute to local board decision-making

 

Percentage of residents who feel they can participate in local board decision-making

26%

50%

Percentage of Māori residents who feel they can participate in local board decision-making

30% (1)

50%

Percentage compliance with statutory requirements for publishing agendas and minutes for local board meetings (2)

100%

100%

Note:

1.   Note the actual result is based on a very small sample size which has led to an inconclusive result.

2.   As per statutory requirements, agendas must be made available two full working days prior to the advertised meeting.


 

Expenditure for 2014/2015

A summary of expenditure for Whau Local Board Area for 2014/2015 is shown below.

$000

Gross expenditure

Direct revenue

Net expenditure

Financial year ending 30 June

 

 

 

OPERATING EXPENDITURE

 

 

 

Local arts, culture and events services

 

 

 

Local arts and culture initiatives

139

0

139

Local arts and culture facilities

217

0

217

Local events

397

0

397

Total local arts, culture and events services

753

0

753

 

 

 

 

Local built and natural environment

 

 

 

Local environment and heritage protection

219

0

219

Total local built and natural environment

219

0

219

 

 

 

 

Local community services

 

 

 

Local community development initiatives

676

0

676

Local community facilities

800

197

603

Local community safety initiatives

20

0

20

Total local community services

1,496

197

1,299

 

 

 

 

Local economic development

 

 

 

Local business area planning and development

802

0

802

Local street environment and town centres

549

21

528

Total local economic development

1,351

21

1,330

 

 

 

 

Local governance

 

 

 

Local planning, policy and governance

1,368

10

1,358

Total local governance

1,368

10

1,358

 

 

 

 

Local libraries

 

 

 

Local library facilities and services

2,665

59

2,606

Total local libraries

2,665

59

2,606

 

 

 

 

Local parks services

 

 

 

Local parks

7,976

10

7,966

Total local parks services

7,976

10

7,966

 

 

 

 

Local recreation services

 

 

 

Local recreation initiatives and facilities

458

0

458

Total local recreation services

458

0

458

 

 

 

 

Total operating expenditure allocated

16,286

297

15,989

 

 

 

 

Compared to:

 

 

 

Long-term plan 2015

15,564

468

15,096

Budget 2014

15,671

364

15,307

$000

Gross expenditure

Direct revenue

Net expenditure

Financial year ending 30 June

 

 

 

CAPITAL EXPENDITURE

 

 

 

Local arts, culture and events services

 

 

 

Local arts and culture initiatives

0

0

0

Local arts and culture facilities

25

0

25

Local events

0

0

0

Total local arts, culture and events services

25

0

25

 

 

 

 

Local built and natural environment

 

 

 

Local environment and heritage protection

7

0

7

Total local built and natural environment

7

0

7

 

 

 

 

Local community services

 

 

 

Local community development initiatives

0

0

0

Local community facilities

528

0

528

Local community safety initiatives

0

0

0

Total local community services

528

0

528

 

 

 

 

Local economic development

 

 

 

Local business area planning and development

0

0

0

Local street environment and town centres

106

0

106

Total local economic development

106

0

106

 

 

 

 

Local governance

 

 

 

Local planning, policy and governance

175

0

175

Total local governance

175

0

175

 

 

 

 

Local libraries

 

 

 

Local library facilities and services

123

0

123

Total local libraries

123

0

123

 

 

 

 

Local parks services

 

 

 

Local parks

3,679

246

3,433

Total local parks services

3,679

246

3,433

 

 

 

 

Local recreation services

 

 

 

Local recreation initiatives and facilities

1,048

0

1,048

Total local recreation services

1,048

0

1,048

 

 

 

 

Total capital expenditure allocated

5,691

246

5,445

 

 

 

 

Compared to:

 

 

 

Long-term plan 2015

10,953

0

10,953

Budget 2014

7,075

246

6,829

 

 


Contacting your local board

Local boards have been established to enable local representation and decision-making on behalf of local communities. You are encouraged to contact your elected members to have your say on matters that are important to your community.

 

Catherine Farmer 38-262688

Catherine Farmer (Chair)

1/202 Blockhouse Bay Road

Avondale

Auckland 0600

Ph: (09) 826-5192 or (021) 284-2842

E: catherine.farmer@aucklandcouncil.govt.nz

Susan Zhu 38-262706

Susan Zhu (Deputy Chair)

31 Totara Avenue

New Lynn

Auckland 0600

Ph: (021) 242 3842 or (021) 546 880

E:susan.zhu@aucklandcouncil.govt.nz

Derek Battersby 38-262675

Derek Battersby, QSM, JP

31 Totara Avenue

New Lynn

Auckland 0600

Ph: (09) 826-5191or (021) 599-672

E: derek.battersby@aucklandcouncil.govt.nz

Ami Chand 38-262680

Ami Chand JP

31 Totara Avenue

New Lynn

Auckland 0600

Ph: (09) 813 0185 or (021) 242 8671

E:ami.chand@aucklandcouncil.govt.nz

Duncan MacDonald 38-262690

Duncan Macdonald, JP

4 Powell Street

Avondale

Auckland 1026

Ph: (09) 828-2098 or (027) 468 8109

F: (09) 828-2625

E: duncan.macdonald@aucklandcouncil.govt.nz

Ruby Manukia-Schaumkel 38-262698

Ruby Manukia-Schaumkel

31 Totara Avenue

New Lynn

Auckland 0600

Ph: (09) 826 5191

E:ruby.manukia-schaumkel@aucklandcouncil.govt.nz

Simon Matafai 38-262704

Simon Matafai

31 Totara Avenue

New Lynn

Auckland 0600

Ph: (021) 242 3326

E:simon.matafai@aucklandcouncil.govt.nz

 

 

The board can be contacted at the address below:
31 Totara Avenue
New Lynn
Auckland 0600

For general enquiries, assistance and information, phone 09 301 0101 any time or visit: www.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz
Local board meetings, agendas and minutes are available on the Auckland Council website: www.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz>About council > Meetings and agendas


Appendix One: Capital projects list 2014/2015

$000
Financial year ending 30 June

Draft Annual Plan
2014/2015

Local arts, culture and events services

 

Art facility renewals

25

Total Local arts, culture and events services

25

 

 

Local built and natural environment

 

Keep Waitakere Beautiful trees for babies

7

Total Local built and natural environment

7

 

 

Local community services

 

Community facility renewals

528

Total Local community services

528

 

 

Local economic development

 

Development programme (Avondale)

106

Total Local economic development

106

 

 

Local governance

 

Local board discretionary fund project

167

Local board it hardware (staff)

7

Total Local governance

175

 

 

Local libraries

 

Library furniture and fitting renewals

58

Local library renewals

65

Total Local libraries

123

 

 

Local parks services

 

Changing rooms (Blockhouse Bay Rec Reserve)

304

Community environment programmes (Whau River)

31

Courts and improvements (Brains Park)

267

Development (Crown Lynn Park)

827

Development (Tiverton Park)

113

Greenways projects

105

Local park car park renewals

42

Local park furniture and fixture renewals

21

Local park horticultural renewals

12

Local park playspace renewals

126

Local park structure renewals

90

Park improvements (general)

1,153

Play space (Craigavon Park)

21

Play space (Eastdale Reserve)

21

Play space (Miranda Reserve)

16

Play space (Olympic Park)

16

Play space (Terry Street BHB Rec Reserve)

31

Reserve restoration Waterview Connection (SH16/20)

246

Sports park furniture and fixture renewals

21

Sports park playspace renewals

26

Sports park structure renewals

44

Sports park walkway and cycleway renewals

16

Sportsfield renewals

21

Toilet (La Rosa Gardens)

21

Walkway linkage (Trent Street to Heron Park )

90

Total Local parks services

3,679

 

 

Local recreation services

 

Recreation centre (Whau)

1,048

Total Local recreation services

1,048

 

 

TOTAL WHAU

5,691

 


Whau Local Board

11 December 2013

 

 

Notes to all fee schedules in this document:

 

·       All fees include GST.

·       Unless otherwise specified, proposed fees include a 1 per cent inflationary adjustment which aligns with the increase in user charges revenue budget for all local boards for 2014/2015.

·       Some fees are adjusted slightly more or less than 1 per cent due to practicality reasons (e.g. rounding to the nearest 10c or dollar).

·       A small number of fees have been proposed to change by significantly more or less than 1 per cent. The rationale for the change is included in the ‘Rationale for change / officer advice’ column of the fee schedule.

·       The fees for community and arts facilities are currently under review. Further officers’ advice will be made available in early 2014. The fee schedules in this document include a 1 per cent inflationary adjustment to the existing fees. The purpose is to illustrate the baseline position of the board. It does not represent officer’s final advice on community and arts facilities fees.

 

Library room hire

 

Description

Current fee $

Proposed fee for 14/15 $

Rationale for change / officer advice

Estimated impact on revenue budget (outside of inflation)

Commercial – per hour – New Lynn

$10.60

$10.70

Inflation adjustment

Nil

 

 


 


Whau Local Board

11 December 2013

 

 

Sports fields

 

Notes:

·     The following price schedules apply to the former Auckland City Council area only.

·     Schoolchildren’s play is free except on Saturday afternoons and all day Sunday, when normal fees apply.

·     All prices include GST.

·     All prices are effective from 1 July 2013.

 

I.          GAME FEES

 

There are three price structures for most sports:

1.   The Casual fee for single games or a few games.  The fee is discounted by approximately 20% if payment is made in advance of game except for Grade II cricket where there will be no discount due to the high cost of providing natural grass wickets. The discounted rate is shown in the Prepaid Casual column.

2.   The Tournament rate which applies when a minimum of ten games are booked and paid for prior to the tournament.

3.   The Seasonal fee which applies per field where special rates have been negotiated with major customers.  The seasonal fee is NOT reduced for cancellations, and usually applies to Saturday afternoons - Winter Season: April to August; Summer Season: From Labour Weekend to February/March.  Play outside the season is by arrangement with the appropriate sports park officer.

 

Sport

 

Casual $ per game

Prepaid Casual

Tournament $ per game

Seasonal $ per field

 

Current fee

Proposed fee for 14/15

Current fee

Proposed fee for 14/15

Current fee

Proposed fee for 14/15

Current fee

Proposed fee for 14/15

ATHLETICS

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

- Unlit

 $66.00

$67.00

 $53.00

 $54.00

 -

 

 $175.00

 $177.00

- Floodlit

 $66.00

 $67.00

 $53.00

 $54.00

 -

 

 $263.00

 $266.00

AUSTRALIAN RULES

 

 $88.00

 $89.00

 $70.00

 $71.00

 $45.00

 $45.50

 -

 

CRICKET

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Grass Wickets

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

- Premier

 Not Available

 

 

 

 Not Available

 

 $2,418.00

 $2,442.00

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

- Grade II Full day - starts before 1.00pm

 $110.00

 $111.00

 $110.00

 $111.00

 $110.00

 $111.00

 $989.00

 $999.00

- Grade II Half day - starts after 1.00pm

 $110.00

 $111.00

 $110.00

 $111.00

 $110.00

 $111.00

 

 

- Grade II Twilight starts after 4.00pm

 $110.00

 $111.00

 $110.00

 $111.00

 $110.00

 $111.00

 

 

 

 

 $       -  

 $    -  

 $    -  

 $  -  

 $      -  

 $ -  

 $    -  

 $-  

Artificial Wickets

 $       -  

 $    -  

 $    -  

 $  -  

 $      -  

 $ -  

 $    -  

 $ -  

- Full day - starts before 1.00pm

 $77.00

 $78.00

 $62.00

 $63.00

 $38.00

 $38.50

 $703.00

 $710.00

- Half day - starts after 1.00pm

 $60.00

 $61.00

 $49.00

 $49.50

 $30.00

 $30.50

 

 

- Twilight - starts after 4.00pm

 

 $44.00

 $44.50

 $36.00

 $36.50

 $23.00

 $23.00

 

 

GAELIC FOOTBALL

 

 $88.00

 $89.00

 $70.00

 $71.00

 $44.00

 $44.50

 

 

GRID IRON

 $49.00

 $49.50

 $39.00

 $39.50

 $25.00

 $25.00

 

 

HOCKEY

 $49.00

 $49.50

 $39.00

 $39.50

 $25.00

 $25.00

 $605.00

 $611.00

ISLAND CRICKET

 $       -  

 $    -  

 $    -  

 $  -  

 $      -  

 $ -  

 

 

Grass and Artificial

 $       -  

 $    -  

 $    -  

 $  -  

 $      -  

 $ -  

 

 

- Full day

 $66.00

 $67.00

 $53.00

 $54.00

 $33.00

 $33.50

 

 

- Half day

 $33.00

 $33.50

 $27.00

 $27.50

 $17.00

 $17.00

 

 

- Midweek evening

 $17.00

 $17.00

 $13.00

 $13.00

 $ 7.00

 $7.00

 

 

LEAGUE

 $57.00

 $58.00

 $45.00

 $45.50

 $29.00

 $29.50

 $714.00

 $721.00

NETBALL

 $3.00

 $3.00

 $2.00

 $2.00

 

 $ -  

 

 

RUGBY

 $66.00

 $67.00

 $54.00

 $55.00

 $33.00

 $33.50

 $824.00

 $832.00

SOCCER

 $49.00

 $49.50

 $39.00

 $39.50

 $25.00

 $25.00

 $605.00

 $611.00

SOFTBALL (and Baseball)

 

 $    -  

 

 $  -  

 

 $ -  

 

 

Charge per diamond per day

 $39.00

 $39.50

 $32.00

 $32.50

 $39.00

 $39.50

 $356.00

 $360.00

TOUCH FOOTBALL Charge for ˝ hr game

 $5.00

 $5.00

 $5.00

 $5.00

 $ 5.00

 $5.00

 $286.00

 $289.00

VOLLEYBALL

 -

 

 

 

 -

 

 $132.00

 $133.00

 

 

II.         PRACTICE FEES

 

The practice fees cover two evenings per week per field Monday to Friday for the whole season.  Extra evenings charged at half the rate shown below per evening per week for the season e.g. soccer training 4 evenings per week would be $528.00 per field. Practice fees are low, because cancellation is frequent if fields are also used for Saturday play.  The higher fee for floodlit fields is for the longer hours of usage they get.  The practice fee does NOT include the cost of lights.  If Council supplies lights, an extra charge of $1.10 per hour per lamp applies. There are no refunds for evenings not used.

 

Sport

 Description

Floodlit field

per season

Unlit field

per season

 

 

Winter

Summer

 

 

Current fee

Proposed fee for 14/15

Current fee

Proposed fee for 14/15

Current fee

Proposed fee for 14/15

Most sports

 

$264

$267

$132

$133

$264

$267

Touch

 

$264

$267

$66

$67

$132

$133

Cricket

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 - Grass practice strips

per strip

 

 

 

 

$142

$143

 - Artificial wickets/Nets

per strip

 

 

 

 

$66

$67

 

 

III.        MISCELLANEOUS FEES AND CHARGES

 

USE

 

Description

Current fee

Proposed fee for 14/15

Land Yachting

per day

$28.00

$28.50

Model Rocket Events

per field or part thereof.  Fee applies only when pre-arranged by large organised group.
Casual launching free

$64.00

$65.00

 


 

Local community and arts facilities

 

Community Centres

 

 

 

 

Current Rates

Baseline Rates 14/15

Facility / Service

Type

Room / Service

Standard

Premium

Standard

Premium

Avondale Community Centre

Hourly

Avondale Room

$20.10

$24.40

$20.30

$24.60

 

 

Combined Hall

$49.80

$67.80

$50.30

$68.50

 

 

Community Hall

$28.60

$43.50

$28.90

$43.90

 

 

Highbury Hall

$26.40

$39.20

$26.60

$39.60

 

 

Rosebank Room

$20.10

$24.40

$20.30

$24.60

 

 

 

 

Current Rates

Baseline Rates 14/15

Facility / Service

Type

Room / Service

Private Standard

Private Premium

Community Fixed

Private Standard

Private Premium

Community Fixed

New Lynn Community Centre

Hourly

Active Recreation Friday

$21.30

$39.30

$17.90

$21.50

$39.70

$18.10

 

 

Active Recreation Monday - Thursday

$21.30

$21.30

$17.90

$21.50

$21.50

$18.10

 

 

Active Recreation Saturday

$31.50

$39.30

$26.90

$31.80

$39.70

$27.20

 

 

Active Recreation Sunday

$26.90

$39.30

$23.50

$27.20

$39.70

$23.70

 

 

Committee Room Monday - Thursday

$12.30

$14.60

$7.80

$12.40

$14.80

$7.90

 

 

Committee Room Friday

$12.30

$16.80

$7.80

$12.40

$17.00

$7.90

 

 

Committee Room Saturday

$16.80

$16.80

$11.20

$17.00

$17.00

$11.30

 

 

Committee Room Sunday

$13.40

$16.80

$8.90

$13.50

$17.00

$9.00

 

 

Learning Area Friday

$12.30

$16.80

$7.80

$12.40

$17.00

$7.90

 

 

Learning Area Monday - Thursday

$12.30

$14.60

$7.80

$12.40

$14.80

$7.90

 

 

Learning Area Saturday

$16.80

$16.80

$11.20

$17.00

$17.00

$11.30

 

 

Learning Area Sunday

$13.40

$16.80

$8.90

$13.50

$17.00

$9.00

 

 

Main Hall Monday - Thursday

$21.30

$21.30

$17.90

$21.50

$21.50

$18.10

 

 

Main Hall Friday

$21.30

$39.30

$17.90

$21.50

$39.70

$18.10

 

 

Main Hall Saturday

$31.50

$39.30

$26.90

$31.80

$39.70

$27.20

 

 

Main Hall Sunday

$26.90

$39.30

$23.50

$27.20

$39.70

$23.70

 

 

Meeting Room 1 Friday

$14.60

$20.20

$11.20

$14.80

$20.40

$11.30

 

 

Meeting Room 1 Monday - Thursday

$14.60

$17.90

$11.20

$14.80

$18.10

$11.30

 

 

Meeting Room 1 Saturday

$17.90

$20.20

$13.40

$18.10

$20.40

$13.50

 

 

Meeting Room 1 Sunday

$16.80

$20.20

$12.30

$17.00

$20.40

$12.40

 

 

Meeting Room 1 with Meeting Room 2 Friday

$17.90

$25.80

$13.40

$18.10

$26.10

$13.50

 

 

Meeting Room 1 with Meeting Room 2 Monday - Thursday

$17.90

$21.30

$13.40

$18.10

$21.50

$13.50

 

 

Meeting Room 1 with Meeting Room 2 Saturday

$20.20

$25.80

$16.80

$20.40

$26.10

$17.00

 

 

Meeting Room 1 with Meeting Room 2 Sunday

$19.10

$25.80

$14.60

$19.30

$26.10

$14.80

 

 

Meeting Room 2 Friday

$12.30

$16.80

$7.80

$12.40

$17.00

$7.90

 

 

Meeting Room 2 Monday - Thursday

$12.30

$14.60

$7.80

$12.40

$14.80

$7.90

 

 

Meeting Room 2 Saturday

$16.80

$16.80

$11.20

$17.00

$17.00

$11.30

 

 

Meeting Room 2 Sunday

$13.40

$16.80

$8.90

$13.50

$17.00

$9.00

 

 

Baseline fee of 1% inflation applied.  A review of CDAC’s fee structure is currently underway and further officers’ advice will be made available in early 2014.

  

   



[1]  2014/2015 financial statements reflect reprioritisations made during the 2013/2014 annual planning process and revised budgets endorsed by the Budget Committee on 21 November 2013 to achieve a 2.5% rates increase for 2014/2015.