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

 

Date:                      

Time:

Meeting Room:

Venue:

 

Tuesday, 18 March 2014

6.00pm

Devonport-Takapuna Local Board Chamber
Takapuna Service Centre
Level 3
1 The Strand
Takapuna

 

Devonport-Takapuna Local Board

 

OPEN AGENDA

 

 

 

MEMBERSHIP

 

Chairperson

Mike Cohen, QSM, JP

 

Deputy Chairperson

Joseph Bergin

 

Members

Dr Grant Gillon

 

 

Dianne Hale, QSO, JP

 

 

Jan O'Connor

 

 

Allison Roe, MBE

 

 

(Quorum 3 members)

 

 

 

Sonja Tomovska

Local Board Democracy Advisor

 

11 March 2014

 

Contact Telephone: (09) 486 8593

Email: sonja.tomovska@aucklandcouncil.govt.nz

Website: www.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz

 

 


 

Portfolio

Responsibilities

Primary

Associate

Governance

Board leadership

Board-to-Council and Board to Board relationships

Board to CCO relationships (strategic governance matters)

Civic duties

Advocacy (local, regional and central government)

Community partnerships

Relationships with Maoridom

Relationships with youth

Relationships with government

Unitary Plan

Policy and planning:

-          local board plan

-          local board agreement

-          local area plan

Chairperson

Deputy Chairperson

Economic development

Key relationships with ATEED

Business Improvement Districts

Establish and promote local priorities in relation to economic development and tourism

Town centre renewal, design and maintenance

Town centre marketing and community safety

Member Bergin

Member Hale

(with lead responsibilities for events)

Community development and resilience

Community development

Neighbourhood relationships

Community advocacy

Community safety (excluding town centres)

Graffiti removal

Relationships with Civil Defence Emergency Management Group

Community preparedness disaster response relief and recovery

Artistic and cultural service levels

Promoting artistic endeavour

Member Roe

Member O’Connor

Parks and natural environment

Neighbourhood parks and reserves (including esplanade reserves and the coastline)

Design and maintenance

Plantings, playgrounds, tracks, bollards, walkways and green cycleways

Local priorities in relation to regional environmental management

Coastal management including mangrove encroachment and erosion mitigation

Restoration of wetlands, streams and waterways

Natural heritage

Events

Member Gillon

Member Cohen

 

Member Roe (particular involvement in walking, cycling, walkways, cycleways and greenways only)

Transport and infrastructure

Transport projects and policy matters (e.g. roading, footpaths, public transport)

Infrastructure projects and policy matters (e.g. water, stormwater)

Member O’Connor

Member Hale

Regulatory

Oversight of regulatory activities including:

-          bylaws

-          consent processes (including input in to decisions on notifications for resource consent applications)

-          licensing and compliance

Liquor licensing and enforcement

Heritage issues

Member Hale

Member Gillon

Recreational and community facilities

Stewardship of recreation centres and community facilities

Libraries (including events and services relating to libraries and recreation centres)

Local arts facilities and amenities

Member O’Connor

Member Hale

Note: these allocations and responsibilities will be reviewed in May 2015 prior to the changeover of the chairperson.

 


Devonport-Takapuna Local Board

18 March 2014

 

 

ITEM   TABLE OF CONTENTS                                                                                        PAGE

1          Welcome                                                                                                                         5

2          Apologies                                                                                                                        5

3          Declaration of Interest                                                                                                   5

4          Confirmation of Minutes                                                                                               5

5          Leave of Absence                                                                                                          5

6          Acknowledgements                                                                                                       5

7          Petitions                                                                                                                          5

8          Deputations                                                                                                                    5

9          Public Forum                                                                                                                  5

10        Extraordinary Business                                                                                                5

11        Notices of Motion                                                                                                          6

12        Report back on Devonport-Takapuna Local Board resolutions regarding the sale of land at Bayswater Marina by Land Information New Zealand                                          7

13        Local economic development July to December 2013: Devonport-Takapuna Local Board                                                                                                                                         9

14        Infrastructure and Environmental Services Update Report                                   17

15        Auckland Council Property Limited Local Board Six-Monthly Update
1 July to 31 December 2013                                                                                       
33

16        Auckland Transport Quarterly Update to Local Boards                                         67

17        Auckland Transport Update on Issues Raised in February 2014 for the Devonport Takapuna Local Board                                                                                              109

18        Resource Management Act - Making Good Decisions - Chairs Re-certification Training                                                                                                                                     135

19        Granted Resource Consent Applications by Local Board Area                          137

20        Record of Briefing/Community Forum - 25 February and 4 March 2014            143

21        Ward Councillors Update                                                                                         191

22        Board Members' reports                                                                                           193

23        Summary of Actions and Reports Requested/Pending - February 2014            195  

24        Consideration of Extraordinary Items 

PUBLIC EXCLUDED

25        Procedural Motion to Exclude the Public                                                               201

C1       Special Housing Areas: Tranche 3                                                                          201  

 


1          Welcome

 

2          Apologies

 

At the close of the agenda no apologies had been received.

 

3          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.

 

4          Confirmation of Minutes

 

That the Devonport-Takapuna Local Board:

a)         confirm the ordinary minutes of its meeting, held on Tuesday, 18 February 2014, including the confidential section, as a true and correct record.

 

 

5          Leave of Absence

 

At the close of the agenda no requests for leave of absence had been received.

 

6          Acknowledgements

 

At the close of the agenda no requests for acknowledgements had been received.

 

7          Petitions

 

At the close of the agenda no requests to present petitions had been received.

 

8          Deputations

 

At the close of the agenda no requests for deputations had been received.

 

9          Public Forum

 

A period of time (approximately 30 minutes) is set aside for members of the public to address the meeting on matters within its delegated authority. A maximum of 3 minutes per item is allowed, following which there may be questions from members.

 

At the close of the agenda no requests for public forum had been received.

 

10        Extraordinary Business

 

Section 46A(7) of the Local Government Official Information and Meetings Act 1987 (as amended) states:

 

“An item that is not on the agenda for a meeting may be dealt with at that meeting if-

 

(a)        The local authority by resolution so decides; and

 

(b)        The presiding member explains at the meeting, at a time when it is open to the public,-

 

(i)         The reason why the item is not on the agenda; and

 

(ii)        The reason why the discussion of the item cannot be delayed until a subsequent meeting.”

 

Section 46A(7A) of the Local Government Official Information and Meetings Act 1987 (as amended) states:

 

“Where an item is not on the agenda for a meeting,-

 

(a)        That item may be discussed at that meeting if-

 

(i)         That item is a minor matter relating to the general business of the local authority; and

 

(ii)        the presiding member explains at the beginning of the meeting, at a time when it is open to the public, that the item will be discussed at the meeting; but

 

(b)        no resolution, decision or recommendation may be made in respect of that item except to refer that item to a subsequent meeting of the local authority for further discussion.”

 

11        Notices of Motion

 

At the close of the agenda no requests for notices of motion had been received.

 


Devonport-Takapuna Local Board

18 March 2014

 

 

Report back on Devonport-Takapuna Local Board resolutions regarding the sale of land at Bayswater Marina by Land Information New Zealand

 

File No.: CP2014/03921

 

  

 

Purpose

1.       This report was not available at the time the agenda went to print. The report will be tabled at the meeting.

 

Recommendation/s

That the Devonport-Takapuna Local Board:

a)      receive the tabled report.

 

 

 Signatories

Authors

James Liddell - Senior Advisor Local Board Services

Authorisers

Eric Perry - Relationship Manager

 


Devonport-Takapuna Local Board

18 March 2014

 

 

Local economic development July to December 2013: Devonport-Takapuna Local Board

 

File No.: CP2014/01840

 

  

 

Purpose

1.       This report provides an update for the Devonport-Takapuna Local Board on local economic development activities delivered by Council’s Economic Development department for the period July to December 2013.

Executive Summary

2.       The 2013/2014 local economic development work programme in the Devonport-Takapuna Local Board area includes:

·        preparation of an economic development overview presenting a range of indicators on the Devonport-Takapuna economy, issues and opportunities

·        economic analysis and advice for the Area Plan

·        Business Improvement District (BID) Partnership programmes in Milford and Takapuna Beach and work towards establishing a BID Partnership in Devonport

·        support for the roll out of ultrafast broadband and the sustainable and targeted provision of public Wi-Fi.

3.       Existing activities will continue in the 2014/2015 work programme.

 

Recommendations

That the Devonport-Takapuna Local Board:

a)      receives the six-monthly update on local economic development activities from July to December 2013.

b)      approves the indicative 2014/2015 local economic development work programme as:

i.        economic analysis and planning for the local economy in Devonport-Takapuna.

ii.       support for Business Improvement District Partnership programmes in Milford, Takapuna Beach and, if the establishment ballot is successful, Devonport.

iii.      support for the roll out of ultrafast broadband and the sustainable and targeted provision of public Wi-Fi.

c)      nominates Local Board Member(s) to attend the Business Improvement District Policy (2011) review workshops and represent the view of the Local Board.

 

 

Discussion

4.       The Economic Development department champions Auckland’s Economic Development Strategy (EDS), which aims to develop an economy that delivers opportunity and prosperity for all Aucklanders and New Zealand.  The department works with ATEED, business, central government and community stakeholders to lead local economic development, regional economic strategy and policy advice, economic analysis and advocacy, digital policy and international relations on behalf of Auckland Council.

5.       This report focuses on local economic development activities in the Devonport-Takapuna Local Board area.  An overview of the regional economic work programme undertaken by the Economic Development department and ATEED to implement the EDS is provided to the Economic Development Committee, and is made available for information to Local Boards.  

6.       Under the guidance of global city development expert Greg Clark, and with the assistance of representatives from business, the wider Auckland Council and central government, critical priorities for Auckland’s future economic performance have been identified.  These are to:

·        Establish a new Auckland Leadership Team

·        Raise youth employability.  At the local level this means:

increasing the number of opportunities for young people to gain work experience

·        Build, retain and attract talent. At the local level this means:

encouraging our businesses to invest in skills

thoroughly understanding Auckland’s skills shortages

·        Build the Auckland business proposition for a business-friendly city

·        Boost the investment rate into Auckland’s economy and infrastructure

·        Motivate greater investment in products, services and markets. At the local level this means:

promoting the benefits of innovation and entrepreneurship

creating and connecting spaces for innovation and entrepreneurship

·        Increase Auckland’s visibility internationally

·        Optimise Auckland’s platforms for growth: housing, transport and availability of employment land. At the local level this means:

developing and adopting a new implementation model to achieve growth in key locations – CBD and metropolitan centres

leveraging the fibre network to its full potential

·        Support improved performance of Māori businesses.  At the local level this means:

working to support Māori businesses to grow.

7.       The department is planning a workshop with Local Board economic development portfolio holders, ATEED and the Economic Development Committee on making local economic development in Auckland more strategic, focused and united.  Further information will be provided through the Local Board Advisors.

Economic Development Overview

8.       An economic development (ED) overview has been prepared for the Devonport-Takapuna Local Board area.  The overview outlines the current economic picture in Devonport-Takapuna, recent trends, and identifies particular strengths or points of difference the local board area has in comparison to the region wide picture.  It is primarily a data driven view drawing on the statistics available, covering a range of indicators including demographics, incomes and housing, education and skills, employment and occupation, sectoral strengths, business growth and development trends.

9.       The overview has been distributed to Local Board members, Council departments and BIDs.   The information can inform the Area Plan and Local Board Plan currently under development.

10.     Stand out facts about Devonport-Takapuna from the ED overview include:

·        The area has relatively high numbers of jobs in knowledge-intensive industries. In 2012, knowledge-intensive industries, which are defined based on the qualifications and occupations of employees in these industries, comprised 53 per cent of employment in Devonport-Takapuna, significantly higher than in Auckland which had 36 per cent of jobs in knowledge-intensive industries.

·        Compared to Auckland as a whole, Devonport-Takapuna residents are more likely to have a degree and less likely to not have any formal qualifications.  In Devonport-Takapuna, the highest proportion of school leavers of all Local Board areas achieved at least the basic qualification of NCEA Level 2 in 2012.

·        The ICT sector, in which Auckland businesses compete internationally, is strongly represented amongst firms based in Devonport-Takapuna.  Biotechnology is also a relatively strong sector in the Local Board area. 

·        Economic activity and employment in Devonport-Takapuna has grown relatively slowly, at around half the rate of the Auckland region over the ten years to 2012.

11.     In 2012, GDP[1] in the Devonport-Takapuna Local Board area totalled $3.1 billion, which was 3.9 per cent of the regional economy.  The area has a pattern of economic activity quite distinct to that of Auckland as a whole, with IT, financial, health and professional services large sectors within the local economy.

Devonport-Takapuna’s industrial mix by GDP (2012)

Source: Infometrics

 

12.     Employment in Devonport-Takapuna has increased by an average of 0.7 per cent per annum in the ten years from 2002-12, substantially below the Auckland growth rate of 1.9 per cent.  During this period, Devonport-Takapuna job numbers increased the most in health care and social assistance (+1,630 jobs), public administration and safety (+880 jobs), administrative and support services (+260 jobs), financial and insurance services (+230 jobs) and education and training (+230 jobs); and declined the most in transport, postal and warehousing, information, media and telecommunications, and manufacturing.

13.     The current Devonport-Takapuna Local Board Plan seeks to guide the development of the building blocks needed for a successful local economy and in doing so, provide the best opportunities to create and sustain local prosperity.  The ED overview recognises these priorities and includes the following initial assessment of the strengths, challenges and opportunities within the local economy.

An assessment of Devonport-Takapuna’s economic potential

Strengths

Challenges

Skills base

·      Higher proportion of residents with tertiary qualifications than the Auckland average.

·      High proportion of highly skilled jobs.

·      Proximity to tertiary education campuses.

 

Services

·      Strong profile as a location for the hi-tech and professional services sectors.

 

Appealing visitor destination

·      The area’s attractive environment and beaches makes it a strong visitor destination.

Growing regional competition

·      Devonport-Takapuna has to compete with business opportunities in other areas.

 

Lifting economic growth

·      Relatively slow economic growth 2002 to 2012.

 

Transport constraints

·      Road access constraints within the Devonport peninsula.

·      Growing the ferry network across the Local Board area.

Opportunities

Business friendly

·   Leverage the BID partnership programmes in Milford and Takapuna.

·   Support the formation of a BID in a form suitable to support the local economic development potential in Devonport.

·   Skills development and growth from the digital economy.

·   Takapuna’s growth and development as a regional metropolitan centre, linking activity from Takapuna through to Smales Farm.

Innovation and exports

·   Further improve export capability within firms, building on the local strengths in internationally competitive sectors such as ICT.

·   Define pathways for firms to Auckland and national innovation programmes that assist commercialisation and business growth.

Skills

·   Transition youth from education to the workforce.

Vibrant and creative city

·   Grow the visitor economy by providing facilities and improving amenities and through enhancing and promoting the visitor proposition, including maritime events.

 

Area Plan

14.     The Devonport-Takapuna Area Plan is due to commence in 2014.  Economic Development will contribute to the Area Plan as part of the wider project team.  The Area Plan aims to set out a 30 year vision for Devonport-Takapuna, and Economic Development see this process as a good tool to establish long-term goals and actions for the area.

BID Partnership Programme

15.     The BID Partnership Programme approach is a public-private partnership between business associations that have a commitment to develop and promote their local business environment and Auckland Council.  In work to date since Auckland Council was established, there has been a focus on sharing best practice and developing consistent governance, processes and practices across the region’s 46 BIDs.

16.     Each BID has signed a Partnering Agreement with Auckland Council.  These agreements define the relationship between Auckland Council and individual business associations operating as BIDs.  Several have also signed a discretionary Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with their Local Board.  The MOU is an opportunity to agree mutual goals and objectives and to support each other’s programme of work where applicable. 

17.     BID Partnership Advisors hold monthly networking meetings for BID managers and interested business associations that focus on professional development and sharing information and best practice.  Topics covered from July to December 2013 include:

·        Auckland Transport (importance of good parking in our centres)

·        AGM checklist and meeting procedures

·        ATEED – local events

·        Wi-Fi– how to make the most of Apps

·        Overseas conferences–report back and learnings from BID attendees

·        Signs and alcohol bylaws

·        Social enterprises

·        Using Marketview results for business attraction

·        Media awareness

·        Your Website – how to review it and improve it

·        Using information from Local ED Overviews and opportunities to engage with Local ED Action Plans  

 

18.     A refresh of the Auckland Region Business Improvement District Policy (BID Policy 2011) will be undertaken in 2014.  The proposed BID Policy will go before the Regional Strategy and Policy Committee for final approval in November 2014.

19.     The process to review the BID Policy will involve consultation with both business associations and Local Board representatives.  Separate workshops will initially be held for the two stakeholder groups, followed by a combined workshop with both the business associations and Local Board representatives.  Local Board representative(s) are sought for involvement in the review process.

20.     Any suggestions made at these workshops to amend the existing BID Policy (2011) will be brought before the Local Board for its consideration and feedback.

21.     There is much activity happening with the establishment of new BID areas (including State Highway 16 and Devonport, who will be balloting in March 2014).  Several other locations are actively working with the BID team on preparatory work towards establishment.  Existing BIDs undertaking expansion ballots prior to June 2014 include Otahuhu and Manukau Central.

22.     Twenty-seven existing BIDs have chosen to increase their amount of target rate for the 2014/2015 financial year.  Every one of these proposed increases has followed the process of advising all members and receiving approval of the proposed new amount from members at Annual General Meetings.

23.     The Partnership Advisors have reviewed the activities of the BIDs in the Devonport-Takapuna Local Board area and are satisfied they are meeting the requirements of the BID Policy.  

Milford BID

24.     Milford Village Business Association held their AGM on 1 October 2013 with a good attendance achieved.  A review of past activities and an overview of their strategic business plan for the next 12-18 months were presented, and the members ratified and adopted the BID target rate for 2014/2015 which remains at $120,000 per annum with no increase.  The 2013/2014 committee members were voted in and the new committee has settled in well.

25.     Milford Village has worked hard to attract new businesses into the vacant stores along Lake Road.  By using and promoting the information contained in the Milford Marketview retail spend report, the BID Manager has managed to attract some vibrant new businesses into the area.

26.     There is a variety of summer events which are now regular features of Milford, including several market days, Christmas promotion and local advertising.

Takapuna Beach BID

27.     Takapuna Beach Business Association (TBBA) held their AGM on 3 September 2013 with a good turnout of members at the Bruce Mason Centre.  A vibrant presentation from Stuart Sinclair included a David Forman video and an overview of his experiences of poor customer service and the value of good customer service for a business.

28.     At the AGM meeting, a review of past activities and an overview of their strategic business plan for the next 12-18 months were presented by the chair.  Members ratified and adopted the BID target rate with a 10 per cent increase; bringing the BID target rate for 2014/2015 to $366,856 per annum.

29.     TBBA launched their Customer Experience Programme in December to take advantage of the Christmas trading.  The programme is a commitment to make Takapuna stand out, to be known both nationally and internationally as a town centre devoted to providing great customer experiences, and to celebrate those businesses that get it right.  The results of this first Customer Experience Programme will be analysed and used to support local businesses and set the benchmark for the next stage of the programme.

30.     The Business Association has geared up to take advantage of a number of national and international events being held in Takapuna over the summer.  Individual business promotions are also part of the Takapuna event calendar, adding a lot of variety for customers and visitors.

Devonport Business Association

31.     The Devonport Business Association is making great progress towards establishing a BID Partnership Programme for Devonport.  Funding for the establishment has been provided by the Devonport-Takapuna Local Board.

32.     The BID establishment process has included the finalisation of the Devonport BID map and proposed BID target rate for 2014/2015 of $120,000.  Progress has been made on the development of the Devonport BID eligible voter database, which contains business owners and ratepayers located within the proposed BID.  The Devonport Business Association has communicated regularly to this group and hosted three public meetings.

33.     In addition to the BID establishment project, the Devonport Business Association utilised the expertise of the BID establishment project manager to host a Christmas promotion where customers who spent $20 or more with a Devonport business could enter into the draw to win a travel voucher.  The promotion was to show what a BID programme could do and the benefits from a combined centre-focused event.  The promotion was a huge success with over 9,000 entries received from 78 participating businesses.  The promotion highlights the need and support for a BID programme in Devonport.

 

Ultrafast Broadband

34.     The third year of the rollout of Ultrafast broadband (UFB) ends on 30 June 2014.  The rollout is a third of the way through the nine year programme.  So far over 60,000 premises region wide can connect to UFB with just over 11% of these premises connected.  This is in line with the rate of uptake predicted at the start of the UFB rollout. 

35.     Chorus intends to provide updates to local boards on the progress of the rollout in each area, and Council officers will work with Local Board Services to arrange times in the appropriate local board workshops as the updates become available.

 

Public Wi-Fi

36.     Public Wi-Fi is available in all 56 libraries and in 23 public open spaces around Auckland.  In January 2014, the Libraries Wi-Fi service was used 173,000 times by 110,000 people totalling 7.7 million minutes of free Wi-Fi usage.  The public open space service has been experiencing network stability issues and this has limited usage.  These issues are now resolved and Economic Development expects to see usage grow in line with Libraries usage.  The public open space service was used 49,631 times by 44,419 people totalling 893,494 minutes of free Wi-Fi usage.

 

Work programme 2014/2015

37.     The proposed 2014/2015 local economic development work programme in the Devonport-Takapuna Local Board area is set out below.

OPEX Project description

Economic analysis and planning for the local economy in Devonport-Takapuna.

BID Partnership programmes in Milford, Takapuna Beach and, if the establishment ballot is successful, Devonport.

Support for the roll out of ultrafast broadband and the sustainable and targeted provision of public WiFi.

Consideration

Local Board Views

38.     This report informs the Devonport-Takapuna Local Board on progress implementing the agreed local economic development work programme.  Feedback from the Board is welcomed to shape ongoing activities.  

Maori Impact Statement

39.     Matters relating to Māori wellbeing are addressed as part of specific projects and are reported in the relevant Board and committee reports.

General

40.     N/A.

Implementation Issues

41.     There are no implementation issues.

 

Attachments

There are no attachments for this report.    

Signatories

Authors

Trudi Fava - Strategic Planner

Authorisers

Janet Schofield - Business Area Planning Manager

Eric Perry - Relationship Manager

 


Devonport-Takapuna Local Board

18 March 2014

 

 

Infrastructure and Environmental Services Update Report

 

File No.: CP2014/00642

 

  

 

Purpose

1.       To inform the local board about the activities of the Infrastructure and Environmental Services (I&ES) department during the period from November 2013 to January 2014. This includes both local board based and regional activities undertaken by the three units of I&ES – Environmental Services, Solid Waste and Stormwater.

2.       This report also tracks the delivery and expenditure of environmental budget lines from the 2013/2014 Local Board Agreement (LBA), as assigned to I&ES.

Executive Summary

3.       I&ES delivers on the Auckland Plan and local board plans through the provision of environment and sustainability programmes, regional waste and stormwater services, as well as the maintenance and enhancement of Auckland's natural environment.

4.       This report has been written to inform the local board about the delivery of activities and work programmes by I&ES. A number of these regional activities have a distinct local involvement and impact and are detailed in the attachments to this report.

 

Recommendation

That the Devonport-Takapuna Local Board:

a)      notes the information in the Infrastructure and Environmental Services update report.

 

Discussion

5.       Local board priorities: This report and attachments specifically detail the activities delivered by the three units of I&ES within the local board area which support and contribute to the following local board plan priorities and initiatives:

Priority:

Initiatives:

Cherishing our environmental and historic treasures

·    Work with Mana Whenua to identify collaborative approaches to open space developments

·    Torpedo Bay coastal walkway

·    Takapuna to Milford coastal walkway

·    Devonport to Esmonde Road inner harbour pathway

·    Ngataringa Park – development plan

·    Lake Pupuke parks improvements and connections includes connection from Shakespeare to Henderson Park

·    Takapuna Beach – stormwater renewal

6.    Local board projects: I&ES has not been allocated any Devonport-Takapuna Local Board budgets for delivery in this financial year.

7.    Local environmental initiatives: Local environmental activities are also supported through regional funding. Highlights of our regional activities are noted in the table below with additional detail provided in Attachment A.


 

Unit

Highlights:

Environmental Services

·    A total of 132 successful applications shared a total of $619,512 of funding from the annual Environmental Initiatives Fund.  Funding was approved at the December 2013 meeting of the Environment Climate Change and Natural Heritage Committee.

·    Organised and facilitated a national kauri dieback symposium, attended by 200 people including scientists, policy makers, land managers and community groups.  The symposium was an opportunity to showcase the leadership of scientists and Auckland Council staff in actively managing this disease.

Solid Waste

·    Successful trial of new inorganics collection model held in October-November 2013. Over 50% of material collected recycled or reused.

·    $293,878 awarded to 33 different projects through the Waste Minimisation and Innovation Fund, including one project in the board area.

·    Upcoming trial of organic food waste collection to be held in the board area from May 2014.

Stormwater

·    Stormwater projects as described in Attachment C are being progressed within the Devonport-Takapuna Local Board area. Projects are either in design or ready for design. 

Consideration

Local Board Views

8.       This is a report prepared specifically to inform the local board.

Maori Impact Statement

9.       While this report is for information only and does not require any decision making, it is recognised that environmental management, water quality and land management has integral links with the mauri of the environments and concepts of kaitiakitanga.

Implementation Issues

10.     The activities detailed in this report are within budget. Any decisions arising from discussions and planned changes to work programmes will have financial and resourcing implications which will need to be managed.

 

Attachments

No.

Title

Page

aView

Local Infrastructure and Environmental Services Activity

19

bView

Regional Infrastructure and Environmental Services Activity

21

cView

Stormwater Capital Projects

23

Signatories

Authors

Lucy Hawcroft - Relationship Advisor

Mara Bebich - Senior Relationship & Engagement Advisor

Theresa Pearce - Relationship Advisor

Authorisers

John Dragicevich - Manager Infrastructure and Environmental Services

Eric Perry - Relationship Manager

 


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Auckland Council Property Limited Local Board Six-Monthly Update
1 July to 31 December 2013

 

File No.: CP2014/03383

 

  

 

Purpose

1.         The purpose of this report is to give the Devonport-Takapuna Local Board an overview of the activities of Auckland Council Property Limited (ACPL) for the six months 1 July to 31 December 2013.

Executive Summary

2.         ACPL’s goal is to be recognised as a “centre of excellence” that brings commercial expertise and provides value for money to Auckland Council across a discrete property portfolio valued at approximately $1 billion.  ACPL provides commercial expertise in property management, the buying, selling of properties and by and strategically developing council assets.   As a substantive CCO with a commercial focus ACPL provides crucial support to a council organisation that efficiently and effectively achieves social, economic, cultural and environmental outcomes for Auckland.

3.         In order to achieve our goal and meet the expectations of the Mayor and the council, ACPL will work towards seven key outcomes over the next three years. These are:

·       Properties managed for the council and Auckland Transport (AT) are fit for purpose and net returns optimised.

·       Place-shaping partnerships are effectively planned and managed to project completion and in accordance with Auckland Plan objectives.

·       ACPL identifies housing opportunities and collaborates with partners to deliver exemplar housing developments, particularly in the more affordable spectrum of the market.

·       Council business interests are managed to protect long term value and achieve budgeted net return. 

·       Property acquisitions are undertaken in a commercially robust manner and in accordance with the council and AT agreed requirements and relevant legislation.

·       Council and AT property disposals are undertaken in a commercially robust manner.

·       The council is provided with a commercial perspective on planning and development initiatives to support effective implementation of those initiatives.

4.         A summary of ACPL activities specific to the Devonport-Takapuna Local Board is outlined in the Discussion section of this report with supporting detail included in Attachments B, C, and D.

 

Recommendation/s

That the Devonport-Takapuna Local Board:

a)      accepts the Auckland Council Property Limited Local Board Quarterly Update Report 1 July to 31 December 2013

 

 

Discussion

Principles for working together

5.         ACPL’s Local Board Engagement Plan (LBEP) states that a successful working relationship between local boards and ACPL is founded on the following high-level principles which will guide our engagement with the local boards:

·     a shared understanding of and mutual respect for the roles, responsibilities and decision-making authority of local boards, the governing body and ACPL; 

·     transparent and timely communication with no surprises;

·     understanding and acknowledgment of shared responsibilities between the parties;

·     a commitment to a timely response to and resolution of issues raised by local board members;

·     a commitment to early inclusion in the planning and decision making process where issues have a specific relevance to a Local Board;

·     a commitment to flexibility in terms of engagement, recognising differing levels of interest and local relevance across the Auckland region.

 

6.         ACPL’s commitment to the local boards is outlined in detail in our LBEP, which is attached as Attachment A for reference. 

Workshops and Meetings

7.         A schedule of Devonport-Takapuna Local Board workshops and meetings attended by ACPL representatives from July to December 2013 is attached as Attachment B. The list includes property specific meetings and workshops relating to general property management and the ongoing portfolio Rationalisation Process.

Property Portfolio Management

8.         ACPL manages all non-service properties. These are properties not immediately required for service delivery or infrastructure development that are owned by Auckland Council or Auckland Transport. The current property portfolio includes industrial sites and buildings, retail tenancies, cafés, restaurants, offices and a substantial portfolio of residential properties. ACPL’s improved property knowledge and understanding has enabled it to optimise revenue streams and identify future opportunities. 

9.         The property portfolio has continued to grow during the last six-months and now totals 1095 properties. Rent arrears and vacancies were effectively managed throughout the period. During Q1 the average monthly collectable arrears rate and vacancies rate were respectively 1.35% and 2.93%. ACPL’s return on the property portfolio for the quarter ending 30 September 2013 provides the shareholder a net surplus above YTD budget of $2m.

10.       Property portfolio information detailing current ACPL managed commercial and residential property within the Devonport-Takapuna Local Board area is attached at Attachment C of this report. The report includes each property’s classification or reason for retention along with additional notes to identify the nature of the property, such as a café within a library, or a residential property with tenancy in place. It has also been updated to show properties for which council directs that the operating budget and lease revenue will be included in local board budgets from July 2014.

11.       A report indicating portfolio movement in the local board area is attached as Attachment D. The report details all new acquisitions including the reason for acquisition, any transfers and the reason for transfer, and any disposals.


Portfolio Review and Rationalisation

12.       ACPL is required to undertake ongoing rationalisation of the council’s non-service assets. This includes identifying properties from within council’s portfolio that may be suitable for potential sale and development if appropriate. ACPL has a particular focus on achieving housing outcomes. Identifying potential sale properties contributes to Auckland Plan outcomes by providing the council with an efficient use of capital and prioritisation of funds to achieve its activities and projects. ACPL and Auckland Council’s Property Department work collaboratively on a comprehensive review process to identify such properties.

13.       Once identified as a potential sale candidate a property is taken through a multi-stage Rationalisation Process. The agreed process includes engagement with; council, CCOs, local board and mana whenua. This is followed by ACPL Board approval, engagement with local ward and the Independent Maori Statutory Board and finally a governing body decision. A detailed process flowchart is provided as Attachment E.

14.       Council is budgeting to receive proceeds from the sale of surplus properties of $80 million in 2012/2013 and $58 million in 2013/2014. The financial implication of not achieving these budgets would be higher debt and therefore higher interest costs compared to budget. 

15.       Properties currently under review for future use opportunities via the Rationalisation Process in the Devonport-Takapuna area are listed below. The list includes any properties that have recently been approved for sale or development and sale by the governing body. Further details are included in Attachment C.

PROPERTY

DETAILS

1/41 Anzac Street – Takapuna

Not required by Auckland Transport (AT) for infrastructure purposes, no internal EOIs. Salel approved by local board in July 2013. Scheduled to present to committee early-mid 2014.

3/41 Anzac Street – Takapuna

Not required by AT for infrastructure purposes, no internal EOIs. Sale approved by local board in July 2013. Scheduled to present to committee early-mid 2014.

6 aka 37 Fred Thomas Drive – Takapuna

Cleared for sale by S&F in Mar 13 – partial sale to Watercare underway. Stormwater and contamination management report completed. Development of sales strategy for remainder is in progress. See paragraph 15 for more detail.

27 Lake Road – Devonport

Cleared by committee for master-planning on 6 June 2013 subject to retention of refuse transfer station, continuation of community leases and protection of heritage elements. Detailed analysis indicates complexity of site. Options being explored. See para 15 for more detail.

397 Lake Road – Takapuna

Not required by AT for infrastructure purposes. No internal EOIs. Disposal approved by local board. Scheduled to present to committee early-mid 2014.

 

Place Shaping and Housing Initiatives

16.       ACPL is contributing commercial input into around 40 council-driven place-shaping and housing initiatives region wide. Involvement extends from provision of initial feasibility advice through to implementation, with projects ranging in size from $400k to in excess of $100million.

17.       A high level update on place-shaping and housing initiative activities in the Devonport-Takapuna area is outlined in points below.

18.       Gasometer Site - Northcroft and Heuron Street, Takapuna: was subject to a legacy development agreement with Location Group entered into by the legacy North Shore City Council.  The concept was for the development of an integrated apartment, retail and car park building with 750 car parking spaces being acquired by AT at the conclusion of the development. Discussions with the Location Group have now concluded and that development will not progress. ACPL is now waiting for confirmation of transport and parking infrastructure requirements for the site before progressing discussions for alternative development options.

19.       The initial concept work for this development included a substantial residential component. Residential components will continue to be considered in potential outcomes for this site.

20.       Central Car Park Land, Takapuna:  ACPL is working with City Transformation on a long term project evaluating potential redevelopment of this block. Traffic and parking reports are being prepared for this site and will allow for further direction on the council’s vision. 

21.       37 Fred Thomas Drive, Takapuna: This property was cleared for sale by the governing body in March 2013 with resolution copied below.

f) agree that subject to the satisfactory conclusion of any required processes, the Strategy and Finance Committee approves the disposal of approximately 5000m˛ to Watercare Services Limited at market value and the disposal of the residual land (the final area of which is to be confirmed subject to survey) of Lot 5 DP 117066, NA 66C/490, Section 2 SO 396080, Part Bed of the Waitemata Harbour marked A on Survey Office Plan 52343, NA 90D/234, 37 Fred Thomas Drive, Takapuna at current market value, noting that ACPL will undertake the sales process for this prominent site in a manner that maximizes the opportunities to achieve quality urban design outcomes with final terms and conditions to be approved under the appropriate delegations.

22.       ACPL and Watercare have entered into an agreement for Watercare to purchase 3,040 sqm of land at the eastern end of the site for the construction of a wastewater pumping station and water storage tank This will provide a significant upgrade to the wastewater network in the area.  A stormwater drainage solution has been agreed with Auckland Council. ACPL made a presentation to the Unitary Plan Workshop on 10 December suggesting a zoning change for the site from light industrial to mixed-use. If accepted this change will significantly increase the range of potential outcomes for the site. ACPL is waiting for the outcome of the submissions before progressing the property to market.

 

23.     Property image Attachment F shows the area of the land that has been sold to Watercare.

 

24.       27 Lake Road, Devonport: approval to progress with the master-planning exercise for this site was given by the governing body on 6 June 2013 with resolution copied below.

c) that subject to the satisfactory conclusion of any required statutory processes, the Strategy and Finance Committee approves the disposal of residual land at Lot 2 DP 94976 CT-51A/620 and Lot 2 DP 76084 CT-32C/314, 27 Lake Road, Devonport at current market value. This approval is subject to the following:

i) reconfiguring the incumbent Solid Waste Business Unit Refuse Transfer Station,

ii) protection of heritage elements being incorporated into a master-planning exercise for the site,

iii) continuation of community leases in place at the heritage Clay Store,

iv) if approved, ACPL will undertake the sales process for this prominent site in a manner that maximizes the opportunities to achieve quality urban design outcomes for the site. ACPL will also consult with the Local Board as part of the master-planning exercise for the site.

v) Final terms and conditions to be approved under the appropriate delegations.

25.       ACPL completed a detailed evaluation of the site throughout July to December 2013. The evaluation indicated that the site was complex, with elements including heritage elements, zoning restrictions, local business operators and existing service functions, such as the incumbent resource recovery unit and parks access. ACPL is currently investigating options for maximising the potential for this prominent site. ACPL will continue to engage with the local board throughout the review exercise.

26.       Devonport Wharf: Devonport Wharf is a public transport (PT) facility. ACPL is working with AT to progress options for a proposed Transit Oriented Development/refurbishment of this wharf.

Acquisitions

27.       ACPL continues to support Council and Auckland Transport programmes and projects by negotiating required property acquisitions. All such acquisitions are funded through approved Council or Auckland Transport budgets. We also provide advice to assist with budgets, business cases and strategy to support an acquisition.

28.       A total of 54 property purchases to the value of $8.9m were completed during Q1. The number of acquisitions under active negotiations at the end of Q1 was 300 (253 AT and 47 AC).

29.    Recent council acquisitions have included;

-     meeting open space requirements, particularly for subdivisions

-     City Transformation projects

-     Heritage projects

-     Storm water projects.

30.    Current acquisitions programmes for AT include;

-     AMETI (Auckland Manukau Eastern Tamaki Initiative)

-     CRL (City Rail Link)

-     Te Atatu Road, Te Atatu road widening

-     Dominion Road, Mt Eden road widening.

31.       All properties were purchased within the valuation threshold agreed with Auckland Council and Auckland Transport.

32.       Due to commercial sensitivities any Devonport-Takapuna Local Board specific acquisitions detail will be provided direct to the local board by the Auckland Council or AT project owner.

Business Interests

33.       ACPL manages eight business interests region wide on council’s behalf. This comprises two forestry enterprises, two landfills and four quarries. There are currently no ACPL managed business interests in the Albert-Eden Local Board area.

Consideration

Local Board Views

34.       This report is for the Devonport -Takapuna Local Board’s information and seeks the views of the Local Board.

Maori Impact Statement

35.       During the past six months ACPL has further developed our Maori engagement initiatives. Our enhanced process engages with the 19 key mana whenua groups in the Tamaki region on three fronts: identifying cultural significance concerns regarding disposal properties, flagging commercial interests and development partnering discussions. ACPL also engages with relevant mana whenua in respect of development outcomes for ACPL lead projects. ACPL has additionally undertaken to be part of council’s Maori Responsiveness Plan pilot programme. The project’s key output will be an operational document outlining how ACPL will contribute to council’s strategic and operational commitments to Maori. The Current State Assessment phase of this project has been completed and we are now in the Improvement Planning phase. ACPL will advise the Devonport-Takapuna Local Board as appropriate of any specific discussions that arise in the local board’s area.

General

36.       This report is intended to help ACPL meet its statutory obligations under the Local Government Act 2002. The relevant sections of the Local Government Act 2002 are noted below for information.

37.       As provided in section 59(1) of the Local Government Act 2002, the principal objective of a CCO is to:

(a)    achieve the objectives of its shareholders, both commercial and non-commercial, as specified in the statement of intent; and

(b)    be a good employer; and

(c)    exhibit a sense of social and environmental responsibility by having regard to the interests of the community in which it operates and by endeavoring to accommodate or encourage these when able to do so; and

(d)  the CCO is a council-controlled trading organisation, conduct its affairs in accordance with sound business practice.

38.       As provided in clause 1 of Schedule 8 of the Local Government Act 2002, the purpose of the SOI is to:

· state publicly the activities and intentions of a CCO for the year and the objectives to which  those activities will contribute;

· provide an opportunity for shareholders to influence the direction of the organisation; and

· provide a basis for the accountability of the directors to their shareholders for the performance of the organisation.

Implementation Issues

39.     There are no implementation issues.


 

 

Attachments

No.

Title

Page

aView

ACPL Local Board Engagement Plan

41

bView

Schedule of meetings and workshops

57

cView

Properties Managed by ACPL in the Local Board area

59

dView

Property movement in the Local Board area

61

eView

Rationalisation Process Flowchart

63

fView

37 Fred Thomas Drive, Takapuna – property image reflecting partial sale to Watercare

65

     

Signatories

Authors

Caitlin Borgfeldt     Local Board Liaison

Authorisers

David Rankin    Chief Executive

Eric Perry - Relationship Manager

 


Devonport-Takapuna Local Board

18 March 2014

 

 
















Devonport-Takapuna Local Board

18 March 2014

 

 


Devonport-Takapuna Local Board

18 March 2014

 

 



Devonport-Takapuna Local Board

18 March 2014

 

 



Devonport-Takapuna Local Board

18 March 2014

 

 



Devonport-Takapuna Local Board

18 March 2014

 

 


Devonport-Takapuna Local Board

18 March 2014

 

 

Auckland Transport Quarterly Update to Local Boards

 

File No.: CP2014/03446

 

  

 

Executive Summary

1.       The purpose of this report is to inform Boards about progress on activities undertaken by AT in the three months October - December 2013, and the planned activities anticipated to be undertaken in the three months January – March 2014.

2.       Attachments include:

            A – AT activities, broken down by Local Board

            B – Decisions of the Transport Co-ordinating Committee, by Board

            C – Report against local board advocacy issues (replaces the previous reports against the Local Board Plan and Local Board Agreement)

            D – Report on the status of the Board’s projects under the Local Board Transport Capital Fund

 

Recommendation/s

That the Devonport-Takapuna Local Board:

a)      receive the Auckland Transport Quarterly Report

 

 

Main activities during the period under review

 

Investment and Development

City Rail Link

3.       The Independent Commissioners’ recommendations in relation to  Auckland Transport’s  Notice of Requirement for the designation to construct and operate the City Rail Link, is now expected by the end of February 2014. An Engineering/ Architectural consortium led by Aurecon, has been awarded the contract for the role of  Principal Technical Advisor Tender for the ongoing technical support of the project. Its initial focus will be on the development of the  Reference Design to support a subsequent stage of delivery preparation. This team will be collocated with Auckland Transport’s project team in an integrated project office by March.

EMU Depot

4.       On Budget and Practical Completion issued, CAF and Transdev now occupying

EMU Procurement

5.       Seven three-car units are now in Auckland, with the first four of these undergoing mainline testing between Wiri and Newmarket and also on the Onehunga branch line. Driver training is scheduled to begin in late February and will utilise two units. Units number 8 and 9 will leave Spain at the end of January and are due in Auckland early March.  Train delivery and commissioning is currently occurring to programme.


Road Design & Development

St Luke's Intersection

6.       Provision of increased walking and cycling, extended bus lane and additional right turn lane for Great North Road to St Lukes Road. Tender submissions to NZTA for physical works are being evaluated. It is expected that the contract will be awarded by mid-February.

Waterview Cycle Way connection

7.       The Waterview Walking and Cycling project is required as a condition of the decision of the Waterview Connection. The Unitec Board approved new development strategy for Precinct. Consultation with Ngati Whatua to restart based on alternative route. Draft SAR has been received that proposes a preferred route. This will allow property purchase to proceed. Public engagement will commence in March 2014.

New Lynn to Waterview Scheme Cycle Way

8.       Provision of a shared cycling and walking route between Soljak Place and the New Lynn town centre. Scheme Assessment tender closed Dec 2013. Tender evaluation and award Jan 2014.

Taharoto/Wairau - Stage 3

9.       Negotiations are continuing with Atlas regarding land acquisition.  An interim solution to provide continuity of walking and cycling facilities has been constructed as part of Stages 6 & 8.

North Area Bus Improvement Progrogramme – Onewa Road

10.     Funding application is almost complete.  A workshop to update the Local Board is scheduled for February.

Devonport Marine Square

11.     Upgrade the Devonport Marine Square, provide improved connection from the ferry building to the town centre and enhance the transport hub. Construction will start in February 2014.

King/Queen/Constable Intersection Upgrade

12.     Construction contract has been awarded to Transfield Services. Programmed commencement date on site is 20th January 2014.

The Redoubt Road - Mill Road

13.     The Redoubt Road - Mill Road corridor provides an arterial road connection east of State High 1 between Manukau, Papakura and Drury and includes Murphys Road from Redoubt Road to Flatbush School Road.

1.   Scheme Assessment is being finalised

2.   Preparation for Notice of Requirements documentations for lodgement during second quarter 2014 is underway.

3.   On-going consultation with iwi, residents and interest groups

4.   Funding request from NZTA and procurement activities for the investigation of Phase 2 now initiated. 

Lincoln Road - Corridor Improvements

14.     The project involves widening Lincoln Rd between Te Pai Place and Motorway Interchange to accommodate additional transit/bus lanes on both sides. Public submissions on the proposed design will be continuing till February 2014. Works associated with the notice of requirements will be also starting in February.

Te Atatu Road : Corridor Improvements

15.     Road Corridor Improvement project on Te Atatu Rd from School Rd/Edmonton Rd intersection to SH16, works include rood corridor widening by 2.88m each side. August 2014 is the new forecast starting date for physical works due to delay in land take. More than 85% of the required land has been purchased and planned to complete the land purchase by April 2014. Building consent application to be lodged by March 2014.

Park and Ride Silverdale-Stage 2

16.     The resource consent application for the land use consent has been resubmitted and will be partially notified to the adjacent property owners.

Whangaparaoa Road four Laning

17.     The project has been put on hold until the AT Board makes a decision on Penlink, possibly in February 2014.

Orpheus Drive Shared Path Cycle Way

18.     Awaiting business case sign off. Tender for SAR being prepared.

Tamaki Drive and Ngapipi Intersection Safety Improvements

19.     The Tamaki, Ngapipi intersection is uncontrolled and an accident black spot. This projects seeks to address the safety issues by providing a controlled intersection treatment. In addition, the intersection will be future-proofed by extending the seawalls in the vicinity so that the future aspirations for Tamaki Drive are enabled.

Warkworth SH1 intersection improvement

20.     NZTA have completed  the design of the walking and cycling facilities between Hill St and Hudson Rd.  This work will be undertaken by June 2014  as a variation to the Hudson Rd contract.  SKM are remodelling the Hill St intersection taking into account RONS Puhoi to Warkworth and the Unitary Plan growth assumptions.

Albany Highway (Sunset to SH18)

21.     Reviewing NZTA proposals for the SH1/18 connection and the impact on Albany Highway South traffic volumes.  The purpose of this review is to ensure that AT has sized the road correctly and the NZTA work has a potential to increase traffic volumes along the route.

Brigham Creek Road Corridor Improvements

22.     The scoping phase is expected to be completed in February 2014.  The following activities are planned between Jan and Mar 2014:

* Summary and prioritisation of issues to be investigated under the feasibility phase.

* Production and review of final scoping report.

* Commence procurement of resources for the feasibility phase.

Beach Road Cycle Route

23.     Detailed Design Tender going out to market 24/03/2014. Detailed design to be complete 30/06/2014. Delivery of AT connecting sections, from Churchill St. to Mahuhu Cres, to be aligned with NZTA Grafton Gully Cycleway delivery in Sept 2014. The entire project (Beach Rd. to Quay St.) scheduled for completion Dec 2014.

Quay Street - City Centre Master Plan

24.     The project is currently looking at options for the seismic upgrade of the seawall between Princes and Marsden wharves. The work is due to be complete by the end of June 2014 after which a preferred option will be selected with a view to starting construction in early 2015.

Newmarket Level Crossing

25.     Replace Level crossing in Newmarket that constrains train movements into/out of Newmarket Station and inhibits planned increases in timetable frequencies. The AT Board has confirmed the crossing will be at Cowie Street. Engagement with stakeholders and preparation of design documentation is progressing.

New Lynn to Waterview Scheme Cycle Way

26.     Scheme Assessment tender closed Dec 2013. Tender evaluation and award Jan 2014.

Tiverton-Wolverton Stage 2

27.     Complete remaining 100m section of pavement reconstruction work on Tiverton Road and all pavement reconstruction works on New Windsor Road following completion of retaining wall construction. New Windsor Road and overall project finishing works will be complete by end April 2014.

 

Key Agency Initiatives

Dominion Road Corridor Upgrade

28.     Design work underway

NORSGA

29.     Submissions have closed for Northside Drive East. Notice of Requirement and Public Hearing to occur March/April. Rua Road South under construction. Don  Buck Road extension works currently being tendered and construction to commence in March.

NORSGA PC 13 Hobsonvillle Point

30.     Working with Hobsonville Land Co and Auckland Council Property to secure site for permanent park and ride.

NORSGA PC14 Hobsonville Village

31.     Working group established with NZTA to jointly develop solutions to future congestion at Brigham Creek Road interchange and other strategic Connections.

Long Bay Glenvar Ridge Road

32.     An application for consent to undertake geotechnical investigations has been submitted to Auckland Council.  The NoR is under preparation and the preliminary design is progressing.  Further consultation with Iwi is being undertaken.

Penlink Toll Road

33.     Decision on the progression of Penlink is required by the AT Board and anticipated for end February 2014.

34.     Work to update the designation and consents for Penlink is progressing in lieu of this decision, and an RFP has been tendered with award programmed for end January 2014.

35.     As part of this work, additional communication with stakeholders and the local board will take place.

AMETI –Package 4 – Pakuranga, Ti Rakau-Reeves Road (Provision of a busway between Pakuranga and Botany)

36.     The scheme assessment is complete. Work is now commencing on the design and consenting phase of this project.

AMETI - Package 2 Sylvia Park Bus Lanes

37.     Design is complete and consent documentation is being prepared. The project team is working to secure property required for the proposed scheme.

AMETI - Package 6  Mt Wellington (Improving connections to the west of the AMETI area.)

38.     The Package 6 investigation is complete. It identified several components across the region for which detailed investigation is recommended as the next step. Some of these will be included within the AMETI programme.


AMETI - Package 1 - Panmure Phase 2

39.     This phase encompasses the replacement of existing Panmure roundabout with a signalised intersection. Construction of a two lane busway on the northern part of Lagoon Drive and a shared path for pedestrians and cyclists along the north side of Lagoon Drive from Queens Road / Jellicoe Road to the new Panmure Bridge.  The base design is complete. The design will be updated to align with the requirements of the proposed Auckland unitary plan and to ensure effects (e.g. on cultural heritage sites) are appropriately mitigated. Work is commencing on the consenting phase.

East West Link

40.     The primary objective of the project is to provide an improved freight connection between SH20/Onehunga and the Southdown (MetroPort) and adjoining SH1 inland port. The nature and scale of the access improvements allows construction to commence by 2016/2017 with forecast completion by 2019/2020.

Public Transport Development

Mt Albert Train Station Upgrade Stage II

41.     Design phase to cover platform stairs and upgrade underpass, underway.

Ferry Terminal Upgrade – Bayswater

42.     Marine works (dredging and pontoon) consented and ready to go to construction. Funding application for land based design works is in progress.

Pukekohe Station Upgrade

43.     Concept design for the proposed station layout is under review based on long term plan for electrification of  Papatoetoe to Pukekohe rail station. Concept should be finalised / signed off by April 2014.

Half Moon Bay Ferry Terminal

44.     This projects entails upgrade of the Half Moon Bay Ferry Terminal to address the safety issues on water and land, improvements of parking facilities, traffic circulation and amenity. Still awaiting sign off for permanent parking changes. Delay was incurred  at request for additional disabled parking spaces.   Staging of the main project concept plan proposals is on-going. Early staging to focus primarily on PT.

Otahuhu Bus-Train Interchange

45.     To upgrade Otahuhu Train Station to a Bus-train interchange and park and ride to enable implementation of the new propose public transport network plan.The tender for detailed design closed on 17 January 2014 and is currently being evaluated.  This remains an extremely tight programme but is on track for construction completion in 1st half of 2015.

Manukau Bus Interchange

46.     Design tender documentation is being prepared. Funding approval has been given for the design phase and tenders will be out to the market early February 2014.

Puhinui Station Upgrade

47.     Initial concept investigation underway. Targeting June 2014 for completion of design work

Rail Platform Extensions

48.     Extending the platforms of 11 stations 5-15m each to bring them into line with other platforms on the network. First three stations with platform extensions are now nearing completion. Good progress is being made on the next 4 stations. Project Manager has accelerated works to complete all extensions by June 2014.

Downtown Ferry Terminal Pier 2 Upgrade

49.     Scope of work is being worked through with PT Operations. New covered waiting area will be installed in pier 2 by end of April 2014

Downtown Ferry Terminal Pier 3 & 4 Upgrade

50.     Scoping and initiation works under development is coordination with the Harbour Edge Programme

Parnell Train Station

51.     Detailed design tender to be issued.

New Lynn Rail Station Electronic Gates

52.     Concept designs being finalised and order for gates placed. 10 month lead time for gates and design for gates coverage and balustrade to be finalised over this period, followed by construction of kiosk and supporting works for gateline.

Re-development Devonport Wharf

53.     Significant work is happening on the Devonport Wharf.  Auckland Council and Auckland Transport are working together to improve structural works on Victoria Wharf and improve the Boardwalks and retail space.

Panmure Rail/Bus Interchange (AMETI Phase 1)

54.     Panmure Bus Interchange (AMETI Phase 1) handover from contractors took place 24 December 2013, with the official opening on18 January 2014.  Services have been rescheduled so that from this date, Howick & Eastern and NZ Bus services will travel via the new interchange.

New bus network in South Auckland

55.     Final decisions on bus routes for the new network in South Auckland were announced on 9 December 2013 and communicated to stakeholders, with a significant number of changes to proposed routes made as a result of customer feedback.

Bus Services - Integrated Ticketing & fares

56.     The implementation of Auckland Integrated Fare System (AIFS) “HOP” on buses, resumed after intermittent technical issues were resolved in September 2013, with roll-out on all NZ Bus services taking place 13 October - 8 December 2013.  This included North Star, Metrolink, LINK, Go West and Waka Pacific services.  AT staff were on the road at key locations to support drivers and customers.  The implementation schedule for AIFS/HOP with remaining bus operators is as follows: January 2014 – Bayes Coachlines school buses; February 2014 – Ritchies, Howick & Eastern; March 2014 – Waiheke Bus Company, Tranzit, Party Bus Company school buses. Negotiations re implementation date for two further minor operators are ongoing (Airbus and Murphy Buses school buses).

Ferry Services - Integrated Ticketing & fares

57.     It is intended to phase out the 10 trip tickets from 17 February 2014 in favour of AT HOP card Stored Value pricing (the same as 10 trip ticket pricing). AT is developing an AT HOP Monthly Pass for ferry users.  Implementation timeframe TBC. Note:- Devonport and Stanley Bay will be phased out later by Fullers

.

Strategy and Planning

Auckland Integrated Transport Programme (ITPv2) and its key components

58.     Work is progressing on the development of the next version of the ITP which is due by the middle of 2014.  Work are also continuing on the development/updating of the key components of the ITP including:

59.     Regional Rapid Transit Review (RTN) review – further analysis is being undertaken as required in view of the RDS update

60.     Rail Development Strategy (RDS) update – in progress

61.     Rail Level Crossings Study – joint review with KiwiRail in progress

62.     Park and Ride and Parking Strategy – draft strategy was presented to the AT Board in December.  The Board has required consultation of the draft strategy.

63.     Regional Passenger Transport Plan – formally adopted by the AT Board on 23rd September 2013.  Consultation of the new network for the other areas in Auckland will be undertaken in 2014-15.  Implementation of the new network will commence in early 2015.

Regulatory planning

64.     Strategy and Planning continues to lead and co-ordinate AT’s responses to proposed plan changes and Notices of Requirements (NoRs) to ensure that land use and transport are integrated and that proposed land use changes enable AT to deliver its capital works programme.  During the second quarter, there are 26 applications that are in progress.  There were no new applications made this quarter.

65.     AT also continued working closely with the Auckland Council on the review of the notified Unitary Plan.  A series of internal workshops were conducted within AT during this quarter.  AT’s feedback on the notified plan is currently being consolidated and Strategy and Planning is liaising with the council on inclusion of feedback as part of the council’s submission.

66.     AT has also initiated a review of the application lodged by the Further North Alliance (on behalf of NZTA) with the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for a number of resource consents and a Notice of Requirement for the proposed Puhoi to Warkworth motorway project.

Corridor management plans (CMPs)

67.     The nine priority arterial CMPs in the 2012/13 year have now been completed:

·    Great North Road-Rata St-Ash St corridor

·    Albany Highway-Greville Rd-Tawa Dr corridor

·    Takapuna North (East Coast Road Stage 2)

·    East Tamaki Road-Springs Rd-Harris Rd corridor

·    City East West Transport Study

·    Tamaki Drive-Ngapipi Rd-Kohimarama Rd-Kepa Rd corridor

·    Ellerslie-Panmure Highway

·    Balmoral Road-St Lukes Road corridor

·    Great South Road Stage 2

68.     Funding Implementation Plans (FIPs) for the programmes proposed in each of the completed CMPs are currently being prepared, with the prioritised projects to be included in the future ITP programme.

69.     Nine CMPs under the 2013/14 CMP programme are currently being developed:

·    Oteha Valley Road (Albany Expressway to East Coast Road) – study underway, initial consultations with the Upper Harbour Local Board and the Albany Village Business Association were undertaken this quarter

·    Great North Road (between Ash Street and Karangahape Road) – study underway, initial consultation with Waitemata Local Board undertaken in December

·    New North Road (Blockhouse Bay Road to Mt Eden Road) – study commenced in January

·    Manukau Road (Broadway to Royal Oak roundabout) – study commenced in January

·    Onewa Road (SH1 Interchange to Verran’s Corner) – scoping underway, study to commence over the next quarter

·    Mt Albert Road – Carrington Road (Royal Oak roundabout to Great North Road) – scoping underway, study to commence over the next quarter

·    Green Lane East - West (Remuera Road to Balmoral Road) – scoping underway, study to commence over the next quarter

·    Brigham Creek Road – study underway in conjunction with Investigation and Design team

·    Pakuranga Road – study underway in conjunction with AMETI team

 

70.     The City Centre East-West (CEWT) Study has been completed.  Programmes put forward in the study relating to public transport facilities are now at the concept design stage, and are being co-ordinated with other city centre projects:

·    Downtown bus interchange

·    Wynyard Quarter bus interchange

·    Learning Quarter bus interchange

·    Fanshawe St urban busway

·    Wellesley St Civic upgrade

 

71.     Other studies being undertaken are as follows:

·    SH16 Te Atatu Rd Bus Interchange Preliminary Engineering Assessment – completed this quarter.  Next steps include the development of a business case to support the decision-making process, completion of the Te Atatu Bus Interchange feasibility study and work with NZTA to future proof the SH16 upgrades

·    SH16 Bus Corridor Feasibility Study – study commenced this quarter to assess the feasibility of various bus facilities on SH16, to complement current works as part of the Western Ring Route project (which covers the section from Waterview to Westgate).  This study will look at the bus corridor from Waterview to the City Centre.

Transport modelling

72.     Work is continuing on the update/development of transport models including:

·    The CRL modelling programme development

·    The Auckland Passenger Transport (APT3) model update

·    Other projects such as for the Fanshawe St BRT, Te Atatu Road and Lincoln Road TMP, convention Centre, Rapid Transit Network (RTN) and the ITPv2

Asset Management Plan 2015-2018

73.     The development of the next Asset Management Plan 2015-2018 is continuing.  Consultations with Business Units are underway and linkages with the ITP are being developed.

Seismic Screening Programme

74.     Work is continuing on the screening of all transport assets for earthquake susceptibility. 

Asset Condition Surveys

75.     Work on the survey for higher risk transport assets has continued this quarter and completed at the end of December as programmed.  Minor safety and other issues are prioritised and addressed through the maintenance teams.  The more extensive defects are included in the long-term forward renewal works programme and, where feasible, coordinated with the capital works programme.

 

Community Transport

 

School Transport Programme and Road Safety Education

76.     The number of schools signed onto the TravelWise Programme has now reached 375.

77.     Key activities that were undertaken with the schools included, safety at the school gate parking enforcement, speed enforcement campaigns undertaken with the NZ Police, cycle training, scooter training, school leadership programme for intermediate and high school students and school curriculum transport related activities targeted at road safety and school travel options.

78.     Walking School Buses now number 359 in the region with a continued programme of recruitment and recognition for the volunteers who accompany the buses. 

79.     Demand for cycle training is still strong from schools and greater partnerships with the NZ Police, Sports Trusts and Bike NZ have been developed to deliver cycle training and cycle safety.

80.     The following regional road safety education campaigns are being delivered over the for the coming six months: 

·    Red light running campaign – focused at all road users

·    Pedestrian safety campaign – focused on youth and at risk sites

·    Cycle safety- focused on training, maintenance and share the road

·    Back to school speed campaign  - focused on targeting drivers speed around schools

 

Travel Planning and Cycle and Walking

81.     Commute travel planning packages and personal journey plans being delivered across the region targeting business, communities, business associations and tertiary institutions.

82.     The summer “Cycling’s the go” safety and promotional campaign is being delivered over the coming months targeting, cycle training, safety, guided rides and maintenance programmes.

83.     The development of the Auckland Cycle network continues with priority being placed on working with the NZTA on Grafton Gully and Waterview, working with Local Board Greenway proposals, Beach Road, Great South Road, Puhinui Road and the New Zealand Cycle Trail network expansion programme of the Airport to City route.

 

Road Corridor Maintenance

 

West

84.     The new road maintenance contract is “bedding in” and providing good operational and customer services within the Henderson – Massey, Waitakere and Whau local board areas. The inclusion of additional berm and vegetation management items since the issuing of the last report was supplied and exceptional growth conditions regionally, had bogged down the reactive capability of the contractor in the last 2 months of 2013. A change in methodology has been developed between Contractor and RCM management which will make treatment and information supply easier going forward. Unfortunately some additional cost implications as a result of these changes will affect overall budget allocations. Cost and activity reductions will have to be implemented in other areas for the remaining 2013 – 14 programs. Additional funding will be sourced during budget calculations for the next financial year.

85.     Progress in the large pavement reconstruction works and footpath renewal are on target throughout the western area. Pavement rehabilitation works have been or are nearing completion in Margan Ave, Kinross St, Henderson Valley Rd and View Rd. Projects that are continuing into 2014 and a list of forward works for your reference, that will soon be underway in the western network are - Birdwood Rd, Nikau St, Kervil Ave, Rimu St, Blockhouse Bay Rd and Titirangi Rd .

86.     Programming, investigation and design works are well underway for the sites allocated for 2014 – 15 program with future works in the design area targeting network sites beyond 2016 where possible.

87.     The extensive resurfacing program is also underway throughout the central – west region. To date 5.5km of asphalt surfacing has been completed to December. The schedule of activities includes approx. 12.5km of Asphaltic Concrete surfacing and 35km of various Chip Sealing (resealing) sites. This program continues on from the previous 3 years, due to recent bitumen price increases and site pre-sealing repairs costing more than expected, the total quantities have had to be reduced to match the budget allowance. 

88.     The slip repairs have been undertaken in the 5 sites Titirangi Road and Titirangi Beach Roads noted in the last report. Major retaining structures and road strengthening have been completed in Candia Road and Laingholm Drive. Final detailed design and both building & resource consents are in hand for a major slip repair site on Titirangi Road.

89.     Investigation of any opportunities to “future proof” the western network against storm and flooding impacts continues to be high priority, but funding through NZTA is unfortunately difficult to obtain for these works.

 

Streetlights

90.     Completed the section of Tamaki Drive (Okahu section) with new poles and luminaires in accordance with the Tamaki Drive approved upgrade report. There are only 25 poles and lights to complete the upgrade between Ngapipi Road and The Strand.

91.     St George Street Papatoetoe is currently being upgraded with new poles and lights.  The former decorative type lights will become gas look alike lights for decorative purpose only.

92.     Bowen Street in the CBD has been upgraded to provide increased safety for pedestrians walking into the city especially from the university at night.

93.     Installation of new lights and poles supporting the Vector undergrounding programme removing overhead lines. Areas where undergrounding has taken place are Epsom, and Penrose.

 

South

94.     The 2013/14 resurfacing programme ($15.3M) commenced during the period. All Chipseal sites are expected to be completed by early April and the Asphaltic Concrete sites by end of May 2014.

95.     The 2013/14 Pavement Rehabilitation and Reconstruction programmes are well underway. A large number of the sites were either completed or commenced during the period. Some of the completed sites include, Princess St Otahuhu, Te Irirangi Drive - Smales to Accent, Great South Road – Grande View to Corin and Ronwood to Gladding, Mahia Road – Coxhead to Hobart, Hill Road – Hill to Grande Vue, Hunua Gorge, and Pukeoware Road rehabilitation.

96.     The preseal repair, footpath and kerb/channel programmes of work are underway. The Contractors main focus during the period was to complete the works associated with the 2013/14 resurfacing and pavement rehabilitation sites.

Central

97.     Following months of planning between Auckland Council Stormwater, Watercare and RCM, a major upgrade of Carlton Gore Rd, between Davis Crs and George St, has commenced. The objective of this 6 month project is to upgrade the public stormwater system, separate the existing combined sewer system to prevent on-going sewer overflow discharges to the New Market Stream and to reconstruct the deteriorated road pavement. The three members of the Auckland Council Family have engaged Downer to undertake all components of the work to ensure disruption to the local businesses and residents is minimised and to achieve value for money for ratepayers.

98.     The pavement rehabilitation of Woodward Rd, between New North Rd and Carrington Rd, has been completed. This work was completed in collaboration with Kiwi Rail during a weekend shut down for the electrification of the Western rail line to minimise disruption to public transport users.

99.     After a major internal and external stakeholder management consultation period between RCM, RCA, PT and Downer,  approximately 11000 square metres of Jervois Road, between Ponsonby Road and Clarence Street were resurfaced over Labour Weekend.

100.   Spring growth has made berm mowing an area of focus for the Central team.

101.   Following consultations with local Iwi and the New Zealand Historical places trust, The Orakei Road (Shore to Ngapipi roads) road Rehabilitation Project is now underway. Completion is programmed for early March 2014.

102.   Negotiations between ATs maintenance contractors and the UFB Project contractors have now concluded. These negotiations which were driven by the Central AT Team have opened the way for ATs footpath contractors to upgrade footpaths and install UFB simultaneously.

Hauraki Gulf Islands

103.   Wharf Road Rehab stage one was completed in December with stage two from Muratai to Homai commencing in February.

104.   CT Footpath – Tui Street completed in December

105.   Wharf Road board walk completed in December

106.   Waiheke Island reseals, 7.5 kms were completed in November

107.   Pavement designs for Sea View Road rehab completed with work to commence February.

 

North

Rural North

108.   The focus during the December period was on giving the town centres a ‘spring clean’ before the Christmas period.   The work has progressed well with all townships 100% complete.   With many visitors expected to holiday at the spectacular beach locations in Rodney the coastal unsealed roads (e.g. Pakiri Road and Takatu Road) were given a maintenance run to ensure they are in top condition.

109.   In the North Rural the AWPT programme is progressing well with 1.5 kms completed in December.   To date the AWPT programme is 62% complete (by length).   Cost savings have also been delivered to Auckland Transport with the current spend approximately 10% below the target value.   The reseals programme has been slightly delayed with rain in December and is 56% complete, year to date.   The programme has been updated with the reseals now scheduled to be 100% complete by March.

110.   The Opex and Renewals rolling quarter and year to date budgets are on track.   The overall year to date variance against forecast is less than 1%.

Urban North

111.   Despite being a short month December has had some large and technical works completed within.The Fulton Hogan chipseal reseal program commenced in December and is expected to be complete late March.

112.   The Asphalt resurfacing is 85% complete and the target date for completion is late March early April with the aim of targeting additional monies should they become available.

113.   Rehabs in the North are progressing well with .576 km completed to the end of December however Hugh Green Drive is only 85% completed and has not made the completed works figures for December. The outstanding works for Hugh Green is the asphalt resurfacing which is planned to be tied in with roundabout construction at Spencer Rd.

114.   Kaipatiki Road Subsoils are complete and work has started on Bentley Road.

115.   Colonial Road work due to start at the end of January.

116.   There were no health and safety issues for the Fulton Hogan team in the month of December.

 

Road Corridor Operations

One Network

117.   The next step in the integrated road classification system project  - ‘collate all feedback and update the ONRC Framework;’ is ongoing this quarter.

118.   AT is currently progressing various Engineering Plan Approvals (EPA) for different packages of work for Waterview and other NZTA SH16 corridor improvements.

119.   AT has also been working with NZTA on SH16 Initiatives to reduce the impact of the on-going works to travel times, particularly for buses.  A package of quick win measures has been implemented to provide improved journey times for buses to mitigate the loss of key bus priority infrastructure. Measures include the reinstatement of, or new shoulder bus lanes, priority lanes on the motorway ramps and local road network.  NZTA has ensured coordination between the various projects along SH16, with particular regard to traffic management measures and timing of works to minimise the impact on travel times along the SH16 corridor.  Measures for the medium to longer term have been identified and these are currently at various stages of assessment.

 

Route Optimisation

120.   Stage 1 Investigation and traffic signal optimization completed on:

 

Quay Street

Lower Hobson St

Solent St

Customs Street

Lower Hobson St

The Strand

Victoria Street

Hobson

Stanley St

Wellesley Street

Hobson

Grafton Rd

The Strand

Quay St

Alten Rd

Albert Street

Quay St

Wellesley

Queen Street

Quay St

Newton Rd

 

Stage 1 Investigation completed on

 

Mayoral Drive/Cook Street

Wellesley St W

Wellseley St E

Nelson Street

SH1

Fanshawe St

Hobson Street

Quay St

SH1

Karangahape Road

Ponsonby Road

Grafton Rd

Wellington Union

Franklin

Karangahape Road

Symonds Street

Mt Eden

Customs

Grafton Road

Khyber Pass

Symonds St

 

Note Symonds Street revisited for consistency with CBD approach.

 

Physical Works Programme (other routes across the region):

·    8 projects are at the scheme design stage

·    4 projects are at the detailed design stage

·    1 construction project is completed

Road Safety

Urban KiwiRAP risk mapping project

121.   Risk Mapping software has been completed. AT network corridors and intersections have been prioritised. Urban KiwiRAP coding and star rating work will commence shortly. The procurement plan has been approved and a tender will be let in February 2014.

Red Light Cameras

122.   NZ Police is currently managing a tender process for new safety camera equipment, which encompasses modern technology with up-to-date radar detection methods and wireless data download capability that will contribute to increased road safety benefits. This process will include investigating the benefits of dual purpose red light/speed cameras. Research demonstrates increased safety benefits from multi-purpose cameras able to detect and deter high-risk behaviours such as accelerating through intersections to beat red lights.

 

Parking and Enforcement

Waitemata

123.   Newmarket – Consultation commenced on a proposal to remove time limits from paid parking areas in Newmarket and move towards a demand responsive pricing approach similar to the Central City Parking Zone.  

124.   Beaumont Street, CBD - New area of paid parking on Beaumont Street opposite Victoria Park to improve parking availability for customers

125.   Sale Street and Halsey Street, CBD - New car share parking restriction bringing the total number of spaces to eight.

126.   Tuarangi Road, Grey Lynn - Conversion of the angle parking to parallel parking  on the southern kerb  of Tuarangi Road Grey Lynn at its junction with Great North Road. This improves safety and removes the danger of vehicles reversing into the live traffic lane.

127.   Turner Street, CBD - New area of paid parking to replace redundant vehicle crossing.

Waiheke

128.   Matiatia – Some 117 parking spaces at Matiatia were converted from underutilized lease parking to pay and display in November to free up short term parking for people wishing to catch a ferry to Auckland.

Orakei

129.   Mission Bay, St Heliers and Tamaki Drive – Parking occupancy and turnover surveys were completed in December. Another set of surveys are planned of AT assets in the town centre and along Tamaki Drive during first quarter 2014. This is to assist with the corridor management plan.

Howick

130.   Howick Village parking study – A Howick Village parking study has been drafted and is being finalised.

131.   Half Moon Bay Car Park – Implementation of a 14 hour parking restriction with some dedicated carpool bays was completed in Dec 2013.

Kaipatiki

132.   Mirovale Place, Sunnynook  - Installed a P120 parking restriction in November.

133.   Link Drive, Wairau Valley - Installed a P120 parking restriction in December.

Manurewa–Papakura

134.   Papakura – AT obtained consent for the continuation (eighteen months) of the temporary Park and Ride site.

Albert-Eden

135.   Dominion Rd project – Parking occupancy surveys were completed for Dominion Road in November 2013.

136.   Miro Street and Tawera Rd, Greenlane – Consultation on a proposal to install P120 time restriction was completed in October 2013 with positive feedback.

137.   Veronica Street, New Lynn – A new P120 time restriction hs been installed.

Henderson–Massey

138.   Henderson Town centre review – Consultation was undertaken in November 2013 for a new P90 parking zone, for Great North Road, Henderson and adjacent side streets along the main arterial. Results of the consultation will be presented to the Henderson-Massey local board in February 2014.

 

Attachments

No.

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Schedule of activities undertaken for the second quarter (2013/14) ending 31 December 2013 and forward works programme for the third quarter (2013/14) ending 31 March 2014

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Traffic Control Committee Decisions July-September 2013

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Local Board Advocacy Report

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Local Board Transport Capital Fund Report

107

     

Signatories

Authors

Various Auckland Transport authors

Authorisers

Jonathan Anyon, Elected Member Relationship Team Manager

Eric Perry - Relationship Manager

 


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Auckland Transport Update on Issues Raised in February 2014 for the Devonport Takapuna Local Board

 

File No.: CP2014/03494

 

  

 

Purpose

 

1.       This report provides an update on transport related issues raised by local board members during February 2014. It also includes general information about matters of interest to the Local Board and Attachment ‘A’ the Schedule of Issues raised in February 2014.

2.       If Local Board Members have any questions relating to the issues covered in Attachment ‘A’ they are respectfully requested to raise these directly with their Elected Member Relationship Manager, outside this formal meeting. Any questions raised will be reported in the next month’s list of issues raised.

 

Recommendation/s

That the Devonport-Takapuna Local Board:

a)         receive the Auckland Transport February 2014 Issues Update to the Devonport Takapuna Local Board report.

b)         consider if it wishes to allocate $22,396.08 from its AT Local Board Capital Fund for installation of a permanent automatic pedestrian and cycling monitoring equipment near the new Bayswater Bridge.

 

 

Local Board Auckland Transport Capital Fund Projects

 

3.       The Devonport-Takapuna Local Board have previously resolved to progress a number of Local Board Capital Fund Projects and allocated a rough order of costs (ROC) to enable the projects to proceed to investigation.

4.       These are still to come back to the Local Board, to consider for construction, approval when the design and Final Estimate of Costs (FEC) have been carried out.

5.       Allowing for the projects under consideration The Devonport-Takapuna Local Board still have $820,190 to allocate within this triennium (refer Attachment B).

 

Permanent Monitoring Equipment

 

6.       Last year the Devonport-Takapuna Local Board asked for a quote in regards to the installation of permanent automatic pedestrian and cycling monitoring equipment near the new Bayswater Walking and Cycling Bridge. The aim being to monitor usage of the facility in order to evaluate the success of the investment.  

7.       Our Regional Walking and Cycling Advisor has scoped the site with the equipment supplier and location for installation has been identified on the southern approaches to the bridge.

8.       Eco-Counter automatic equipment is used by Auckland Transport at 15 locations around the city to measure trends and growth in walking and cycling in the region. Auckland Council Parks also uses this equipment to monitor usage on a number of paths in the southern area.

9.       Attached is the quote for the installation of the equipment and a brochure explaining how it works. The quote includes an option for telemetry functionality which means that data is relayed from the logger via satellite to software installed on a desk top computer i.e. no site visits required to collect the data (refer Attachment C).

10.     If the Local Board would like progress with this installation, a resolution is required to identify this as a Local Board Auckland Transport Capital Fund Project.

Auckland Transport News

Aucklanders are now travelling on more than 200,000 AT HOP cards

 

11.     AT HOP is a smart-card which can be used for travel on trains and ferries and it is now rolling out to buses across the region.

12.     Auckland Transport has been progressively introducing the system across different transport modes and a multitude of operators.

13.     AT’s Chief Operations Officer says the 200,000 card milestone comes with 95 per cent of the roll-out – due for the end of March (completed).

14.     Under the second phase of the integrated ticketing programme, a new Fares Policy will be developed. This will involve a review of fare structures (e.g. stage-based, zonal, distance-based), investigation of different fare products and passes, and pricing levels. 

 

For more information go to: www.ATHOP.co.nz

 

15.     Fast facts:

·    On an average weekday, some 236,000 trips are taken on public transport in the region.

·    More than 3 million trips each month are made using the AT HOP card.

·    On an average weekday buses in Auckland travel some 164,000 km – the equivalent of flying from Auckland to London nine times.

·    You can read the full terms of use of the AT HOP cards, the registered prospectus relating to the AT HOP cards and other information regarding the AT HOP cards on our website or at the Transport Information Centre in Britomart. The obligations of Auckland Transport under the AT HOP cards are unsecured (ATHOP.co.nz).

 

April Local Board workshops – Pre-engagement on Transport LTP

 

16.     Auckland Transport is scheduling workshops for councillors and local board members, probably in the second and third weeks of April 2014.

17.     The workshops aim to gain early feedback to inform advice and options for Transport as input to Auckland Council’s 2015-25 Long Term Plan (LTP), and by extension, the Regional Land Transport Plan (RLTP). 

18.     Auckland Transport hopes that the workshops will also be useful to local boards in developing the transport advocacy component of their Local Board Plans.

19.     At this early stage, the priority is to understand community preferences and to look for opportunities to improve the alignment of Auckland Transport and local board priorities.

20.     The importance of participating in the workshops is that local boards will be able to help shape the options that eventually make it into the draft RLTP before the draft is written.

21.     The workshops will be designed to be interactive, with a focus on listening. Auckland Transport is particularly interested in elected members’ views on the strategic direction for Auckland Transport, the prioritisation process Auckland Transport uses to select projects, and the overall levels of expenditure on local roads, public transport and walking and cycling.

22.     Formal consultation on the Auckland Transport component of Auckland Council’s Long Term Plan, and on Auckland Transport’s Regional Land Transport Programme, will take place in January and February 2015.

 

Consideration

Local Board Views

23.     This report is for the Local Board’s information.

 

Maori Impact Statement

24.     No specific issues with regard to the Maori Impact Statement are triggered by this report.

General

25.     The activities detailed in this report do not trigger the Significance Policy, all programmes and activities are within budget/in line with the Council’s Annual Plan and LTP documents and there are no legal or legislative implications arising from the activities detailed in this report.

Implementation

26.     There are no implementation issues.

 

 

Attachments

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Devonport Takapuna Issues Raised by Local Board Members to February 2014

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Devonport-Takapuna Local Board Transport Capital Fund

121

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Pedestrian and Cycle Counter Info

123

     

Signatories

Authors

Marilyn Nicholls, Elected Member Relationship Manager, Auckland Transport

Authorisers

Jonathan Anyon, Manager Elected Member Relationship Team, Auckland Transport

Eric Perry - Relationship Manager

 


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Resource Management Act - Making Good Decisions - Chairs Re-certification Training

 

File No.: CP2014/03773

 

  

 

Purpose

1.       This report reminds members of the training required to sit as an accredited member of a Hearings Panel, and recommends Mike Cohen attend Chair’s Recertification training in May 2014.

Executive Summary

2.       The Making Good Decisions programme is designed to equip elected members with the skills to make better decisions under the Resource Management Act (RMA). It focuses on legal, technical and practical skills needed by an effective RMA hearing committee member. The Programme consists of three separate courses; the Foundation Course for elected members who have not completed the course previously, and two recertification courses, one for panel members, the other for Chairs or panel members aspiring to be Chairs.

3.       The Chair’s Recertification course is designed to

·    Enable Chairs whose certification expires to gain re-certification

·    Enable potential new Chairs to gain endorsement

·    Develop the skills and behaviours required of a Chair

·    Share experiences and gain knowledge from other Chairs.

4.       The course covers six modules delivered over one day, and requires the completion of a post-workshop written assessment. The Ministry for the Environment have designed the course, which is delivered by Opus Environmental Training Centre in all major centres.

5.       The fee for the full training, assessment and certification is $1,113.91 + GST, and would be covered out of the members’ training budget.

 

 

Recommendation/s

That the Devonport-Takapuna Local Board:

a)      endorse Mike Cohen to attend an upcoming Making Good Decisions Chairs Recertification Course in Auckland.

 

 

Attachments

There are no attachments for this report.    

Signatories

Authors

Chris Dee - Senior Local Board Advisor

Authorisers

Eric Perry - Relationship Manager

 


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Granted Resource Consent Applications by Local Board Area

 

File No.: CP2014/02299

 

  

 

Executive Summary

Please find attached Northern Resource Consents granted applications for January 2014.

 

Recommendation/s

That the Devonport-Takapuna Local Board:

a)         receives the Granted Resource Consent Applications by Local Board Area report.

 

Attachments

No.

Title

Page

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Granted Resource Consent Applications by Local Board Area

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Signatories

Authors

Jan Asplet - Unit Administrator

Authorisers

Heather Harris - Manager Resource Consents

Eric Perry - Relationship Manager

 


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Record of Briefing/Community Forum - 25 February and 4 March 2014

 

File No.: CP2014/03754

 

  

 

Purpose

1.       The purpose of this report is to record the Devonport-Takapuna Local Board Briefing and Community Forum held on 25 February and 4 March 2014.

Executive Summary

2.       At the Briefing and Community Forum held on 25 February 2014 Devonport-Takapuna Local Board heard briefings on:

i)       Takapuna Milford walkway - CONFIDENTIAL

ii)       Devonport Sports Field Update – renewal and CAPEX

iii)      Local Board Funding Policy

iv)     Community Forum

·        Project Microcar – Toa Greening

·        Wairau Creek and Milford Marina Catchment – George Gair and Warwick Gair

·        Street Planting in Milford – Murray Hill, Milford Business Association

·        Off leash Dogs in Public Areas – Raewyn Bredesen

3.       At the Briefing and Community Forum held on 4 March 2014 Devonport-Takapuna Local Board heard briefings on:

i)       41 Killarney Street - CONFIDENTIAL

ii)       Air Quality

iii)      Resource Consent Notification Decisions

iv)     Community Forum

·        Sally Mals – regarding Item 2 – Air Quality

·        Roger Steer - regarding Item 3 - Resource Consent Notification Decisions

·        Raeburn House Presentation - Carol Ryan and Amberlee Wharton

·        Ralph Roberts – Takapuna Boating Club

4.       The record of the Briefing and Community Forum held on 25 February 2014 is attached to this report as Attachment A.

5.       The record of the Briefing and Community Forum held on 4 March 2014 is attached to this report as Attachment B.

 

Recommendation/s

That the Devonport-Takapuna Local Board:

a)      receive the Records of the Briefing and Community Forum held 25 February and 4 March 2014 report.

 


 

Attachments

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Title

Page

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Record of Briefing and Community Forum - 25 February 2014

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Record of Briefing and Community Forum - 4 March 2014

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Signatories

Authors

Sonja Tomovska - Local Board Democracy Advisor

Authorisers

Eric Perry - Relationship Manager

 


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Ward Councillors Update

 

File No.: CP2014/03753

 

  

 

Purpose

1.       The Devonport-Takapuna Local Board allocates a period of time for the Ward Councillors, Cr Chris Darby and Cr George Wood, to update them on the activities of the Governing Body.

 

Recommendation/s

That the Devonport-Takapuna Local Board:

a)      Thank Cr Chris Darby for his update to the Devonport-Takapuna Local Board on the activities of the Governing Body.

b)      Thank Cr George Wood for his update to the Devonport-Takapuna Local Board on the activities of the Governing Body.

 

 

Attachments

There are no attachments for this report.    

Signatories

Authors

Sonja Tomovska - Local Board Democracy Advisor

Authorisers

Eric Perry - Relationship Manager

 


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Board Members' reports

File No.: CP2014/03752

 

  

 

Executive Summary

An opportunity is provided for members to update the Board on the projects and issues they have been involved with since the last meeting.

 

Recommendation/s

That the Devonport-Takapuna Local Board:

a)   receive any verbal reports of members.

 

Attachments

There are no attachments for this report.    

Signatories

Authors

Sonja Tomovska - Local Board Democracy Advisor

Authorisers

Eric Perry - Relationship Manager

 


Devonport-Takapuna Local Board

18 March 2014

 

 

Summary of Actions and Reports Requested/Pending - February 2014

 

File No.: CP2014/03751

 

  

 

Purpose

1.       The purpose of this report is to provide a summary of outstanding reports requested and pending from the previous term of the Devonport-Takapuna Local Board, 2010 – 2013 and the current term.

Executive Summary

2.       The attached table provides a list of the actions and reports requested and pending for the Devonport-Takapuna Local Board business meetings, and their current status.

3.       Completed actions will be reported at the following business meeting, after which they will be removed from the table.

 

Recommendation/s

That the Devonport-Takapuna Local Board:

a)      receive the Summary of Actions and Reports Requested/Pending – February 2014 report.

 

 

Attachments

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Signatories

Authors

Sonja Tomovska - Local Board Democracy Advisor

Authorisers

Eric Perry - Relationship Manager

 



Devonport-Takapuna Local Board

18 March 2014

 

 


Devonport-Takapuna Local Board

18 March 2014

 

 


Devonport-Takapuna Local Board

18 March 2014

 

 

     

 


Devonport-Takapuna Local Board

18 March 2014

 

 

Exclusion of the Public: Local Government Official Information and Meetings Act 1987

 

That the Devonport-Takapuna Local Board:

a)      exclude the public from the following part(s) of the proceedings of this meeting.

The general subject of each matter to be considered while the public is excluded, the reason for passing this resolution in relation to each matter, and the specific grounds under section 48(1) of the Local Government Official Information and Meetings Act 1987 for the passing of this resolution follows.

This resolution is made in reliance on section 48(1)(a) of the Local Government Official Information and Meetings Act 1987 and the particular interest or interests protected by section 6 or section 7 of that Act which would be prejudiced by the holding of the whole or relevant part of the proceedings of the meeting in public, as follows:

 

C1       Special Housing Areas: Tranche 3

Reason for passing this resolution in relation to each matter

Particular interest(s) protected (where applicable)

Ground(s) under section 48(1) for the passing of this resolution

The public conduct of the part of the meeting would be likely to result in the disclosure of information for which good reason for withholding exists under section 7.

s7(2)(c)(ii) - The withholding of the information is necessary to protect information which is subject to an obligation of confidence or which any person has been or could be compelled to provide under the authority of any enactment, where the making available of the information would be likely to damage the public interest.

In particular, the report/presentation contains information which, if released, would potentially prejudice or disadvantage commercial activities..

s48(1)(a)

The public conduct of the part of the meeting would be likely to result in the disclosure of information for which good reason for withholding exists under section 7.

 

   



[1] Gross Domestic Product is the total market value of goods and services produced in the Local Board area, minus the cost of goods and services used in the production process. GDP for each Local Board was estimated by Infometrics Ltd using 1995/96 prices and a top down approach.  These have been converted to 2012 prices by an inflation multiplier.