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

 

Date:                      

Time:

Meeting Room:

Venue:

 

Tuesday, 13 May 2014

9.30am

Upper Harbour Local Board Office
30 Kell Drive
Albany

 

Upper Harbour Local Board

 

OPEN AGENDA

 

 

 

MEMBERSHIP

 

Chairperson

Brian Neeson, JP

 

Deputy Chairperson

Lisa Whyte

 

Members

Callum Blair

 

 

John McLean

 

 

Margaret Miles, JP

 

 

Christine Rankin-MacIntyre

 

 

(Quorum 3 members)

 

 

 

Lesley Sharp

Local Board Democracy Advisor

 

7 May 2014

 

Contact Telephone: (09) 414 2684

Email: lesley.sharp@aucklandcouncil.govt.nz

Website: www.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz

 

 


 

 

Portfolio Activity

Responsibilities

Board Lead/s and Alternate

1

Governance

·         Board Leadership

·         Board-to-Council Relationships

·         Board-to-Board Relationships

·         Civic Duties

·         Advocacy (local, regional, and central government)

·         Relationships with Maoridom

·         Relationships with government departments and agencies

·         Relationship with Property CCO

·         Relationship with Auckland Waterfront Development

·         Advocacy with Governing Body (Local Board Plan; Local Board Agreements)

·         Unitary Plan

·         Local area plan

Brian Neeson

Lisa Whyte

 

2

Regulatory & Bylaws / Civil Defence Emergency Management

.

·         Resource consents

·         Heritage

·         Liquor

·         Gambling

·         Swimming pools fencing

·         Trees

·         Bylaws

·         Relationships with the Civil Defence Emergency Management Group

·         Community preparedness, disaster response, relief, and recovery

Callum Blair

John McLean

Christine Rankin-MacIntyre

Margaret Miles (Resource Consents only)

3

Events / Arts and Culture

 

·         Community celebration

·         Community identity

·         Neighbourhood gatherings and renewal

·         Event compliance

·         Relationship with ATEED

·         Relationship with Regional Facilities CCOs

·         Tourism

·         Artistic and cultural service levels

·         Promoting all aspects of artistic endeavour

·         Development of public art strategy and policy

Margaret Miles

4

Community and social well-being / Local Facilities

 

·         Community development

·         Neighbourhood relationships

·         Funding for neighbourhood projects

·         Community safety (excl. town centres)

·         Graffiti removal

·         Community advocacy

·         Relationships with Youth

·         Leisure centres

·         Community houses

·         Halls

·         Community hubs

·         Arts facilities

·         Community Partnerships

·         Asset Management

Callum Blair
Margaret Miles

 

 

 

 

Portfolio Activity

Responsibilities

Board Lead/s and Alternate

5

Libraries

·         Stewardship of libraries

·         Mobile library

Christine Rankin-MacIntyre
Lisa Whyte

6

Sports parks and recreation (active) / Parks, Reserves and playgrounds (passive)

 

·         Stewardship of sports parks

·         Stewardship of recreation facilities

·         Relationship with sports clubs

·         Neighbourhood parks and reserves (incl. esplanade reserves and the coastline)

·         Design and maintenance

·         Plantings, playgrounds, bollards, and walkways

·         Skateparks

·         Track Network development

Margaret Miles

Lisa Whyte

7

Town Centres

·         Town centre renewal

·         Design and maintenance

·         Community safety within town centres

·         Business Improvement Districts liaison

·         Urban design

·         Built Heritage

Margaret Miles
Brian Neeson

8

Transport / Regional Transport and CBD development

 

·         Local transport projects and public transport

(incl. roading, footpaths, cycleways)

·         Liaison on regional Transport matters

·         2nd harbour crossing

·         Bridge walk cycleway

·         Inner City Rail Link

·         Waterfront development

·         CBD master plan

John McLean
Margaret Miles

9

Natural Environment

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·         Restoration of wetlands, streams, and waterways

·         Local priorities in relation to regional environmental management

·         Costal management including mangrove encroachment and erosion mitigation

·         Relationships with Watercare

·         Waste minimisation strategy

·         Bio security

John McLean
Callum Blair
Lisa Whyte
(waste minimisation only)

10

Economic Development / Financial oversight

 

·         Key relationship with Business Development Manager in Auckland Tourism Events and Economic Development team

·         Establish and promote local opportunities for increased tourism and economic development

·         Budgets

·         Project expenditure

·         Monitor GB strategy and Finance

·         Service Levels

·         Local funding policy

Lisa Whyte
Margaret Miles

 

 

 


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ITEM   TABLE OF CONTENTS                                                                                        PAGE

1          Welcome                                                                                                                         7

2          Apologies                                                                                                                        7

3          Declaration of Interest                                                                                                   7

4          Confirmation of Minutes                                                                                               7

5          Leave of Absence                                                                                                          7

6          Acknowledgements                                                                                                       7

7          Petitions                                                                                                                          7

8          Deputations                                                                                                                    7

8.1     Zeal youth facility on the North Shore                                                               8

8.2     North Harbour Business Association                                                               8

9          Public Forum                                                                                                                  8

10        Extraordinary Business                                                                                                9

11        Notices of Motion                                                                                                          9

12        Allocation of Community Arts Budget - Upper Harbour Arts Funding                11

13        Quarterly Performance Report March 2014                                                             19

14        Financial Planning for Extreme Weather Events                                                     65

15        Bylaw review programme update - April 2014                                                         73

16        Auckland Transport Report - May 2014 - Upper Harbour                                      91

17        Granted Resource Consent Applications by Local Board Area                            95

18        Records of the Upper Harbour Local Board Workshops held on 1 and 8 April 2014  101

19        Board Members' Reports                                                                                         107  

20        Consideration of Extraordinary Items 

 

 


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 Upper Harbour Local Board:

a)         confirm the ordinary minutes of its meeting, held on Tuesday, 8 April 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

 

Standing Order 3.20 provides for deputations.  Those applying for deputations are required to give seven working days notice of subject matter and applications are approved by the Chairperson of the Upper Harbour Local Board. This means that details relating to deputations can be included in the published agenda. Total speaking time per deputation is ten minutes or as resolved by the meeting.

 

The following requests have been received to address the meeting:


 

8.1       Zeal youth facility on the North Shore

Purpose

1.       Charlotte Stanley-Hunt, National Project Developer, Zeal Education Trust, will be in attendance to address the Upper Harbour Local Board regarding ZEAL’s feasibility study for a youth facility on the North Shore.

Executive summary

2.       ZEAL has completed a feasibility study into the establishment of a youth facility on the North Shore and will inform the Upper Harbour Local Board of the results.

Recommendation/s

That the Upper Harbour Local Board:

a)      receive the deputation from Charlotte Stanley-Hunt, National Project Developer for Zeal Education Trust, regarding ZEAL’s feasibility study for a youth facility on the North Shore.

b)      thank Ms Stanley-Hunt for her attendance and presentation.

 

 

8.2       North Harbour Business Association

Purpose

1.       Janine Brinsdon, General Manager, North Harbour Business Association (NHBA), will be in attendance to address the Upper Harbour Local Board regarding NHBA’s current transport projects and initiatives.

Executive summary

2.       NHBA has current transport projects and initiatives aimed at mitigating the risk to business during the current New Zealand Transport Authority (NZTA) / Auckland Transport (AT) infrastructure projects, and several concerns beyond the current infrastructure upgrades, for presentation to the Upper Harbour Local Board for its information and governance.

Recommendation/s

That the Upper Harbour Local Board:

a)      receive the deputation from Janine Brinsdon, General Manager, North Harbour Business Association (NHBA), regarding NHBA’s current transport projects and initiatives.

b)      thank Ms Brinsdon for her attendance and presentation.

 

 

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.

 


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Allocation of Community Arts Budget - Upper Harbour Arts Funding

 

File No.: CP2014/05958

 

  

Purpose

1.       To seek approval from the Upper Harbour Local Board to allocate the Community Art Programmes budget of $10,733 to the Albany Community Coordinator to deliver the ‘Migrants and Music in Community’ project.

Executive summary

2.       The 2013/2014 Arts and Culture work programme for the Upper Harbour Local Board has an allocation of $10,733 for Community Art Programmes.

3.       At the Arts Portfolio meeting on 5 February 2014, staff were directed by the Arts Portfolio holder to meet with the Albany Community Coordinator to identify arts programming options.

4.       On 5 March 2014, staff met with the Albany Community Coordinator and discussed the ‘Migrants and Music in Community’ project. The project aims to support migrants to build relationships through music programmes for young families and seniors (see Attachment A).

5.       At an Arts Portfolio meeting on 18 March 2014, staff and the Albany Community Coordinator presented the ‘Migrants and Music in Community’ project to the Arts Portfolio holder.  The project was positively received.

 

Recommendation/s

That the Upper Harbour Local Board:

a)      approve the allocation of the Community Art Programmes budget of $10,733 to the Albany Community Coordinator to deliver the Migrants and Music in Community project.

Comments

Background

6.       The Community Art Programmes budget line comes from a legacy budget from the former North Shore City Council.  Post amalgamation, this budget has been used to run Council delivered community art projects across the five northern local boards.

7.       In 2013/2014, this budget was divided equally and distributed to the five northern local boards for allocation.

8.       As directed by the Arts Portfolio holder, in 2013/2014 Council staff have worked in partnership with the Albany Community Coordinator to identify an arts project that will meet community needs.

9.       The Upper Harbour Local Board has one of the highest populations of migrants in the Auckland region. Music therapy has been used successfully in the past by the Albany Community Coordinator as a bridge for people to overcome the barriers of language and cultural difference.

10.     The ‘Migrants and Music in Community’ project will consist of music therapy sessions for young children and seniors. These sessions will occur weekly at the Albany House over the course of three school terms. It is hoped that the senior group will form a choir that could perform at community events (see Attachment A).


 

Estimated costs

Budget breakdown – Migrants and Music in Community

 

Music Therapist ($250/day x 10 days a term x 3 terms)

$7,500

Pre-School Staff Member ($60/day x 10 days x 3 terms)

$1,800

Albany House Hire ($17/hr x 7 hrs/day x 30 days)

$3,570

Total

$12,870

Consideration

Local Board views and implications

11.     The Board has requested that Local Board arts funding be directed towards programmes that support identified needs in the Local Board area.  In response to this directive, staff worked in partnership with the Albany Community Coordinator to identify a project that meets the specific needs of migrant communities in Upper Harbour.

Maori impact statement

12.     The programme does not specifically target Maori groups; however, Maori may be invited to contribute to the project.

Implementation

13.     There are no known implementation issues arising from this programme.

 

Attachments

No.

Title

Page

aView

Migrants and Music in Community Project Plan

13

bView

Budget for Music Therapy day at Albany House

17

      

Signatories

Authors

Rebecca Kunin - Arts and Culture Advisor North/West

Authorisers

Louise Mason - Manager Community Development, Arts and Culture

Eric Perry - Relationship Manager

 


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Quarterly Performance Report March 2014

 

File No.: CP2014/08136

 

  

Purpose

1.       To update Upper Harbour Local Board members on progress towards their objectives for the year from 1 July 2013 to 30 June 2014, as set out in the Local Board agreement.

Executive summary

2.       The Board’s net cost of service to the end of March 2014 is $11,467k. This is a favourable variance of $113k against the year to date budget. The under spend is mainly due to lower than budgeted expenditure from the Boards discretionary operational budget. 

3.       Capital expenditure to date is $3,421k less than budget. This is 42% less than the budget of $8,077k. Just over 50% of the capital budget for this year is for the Albany Pool. The construction phase of the project is not going to commence this financial year. As a result there will be a significant under spend of the capital budget.

4.       The Westfield Albany Lakes Summer Series was held through January to March. This event is funded by the Upper Harbour Board. The number of entrants increased from last year. The introduction of a “kids dash” and a 10km walking route were popular inclusions.

5.       The Albany Village Library offered the Dare to Explore summer reading programme. The programme ran for six weeks and was very successful with 171 children enrolling and 60 attending the party with Bingo the Clown at the conclusion of the programme.

6.       Two key initiatives of the Local Board Plan were completed with the finishing works to the Rame Road pontoon and car park.

7.       The full report is attached. Additional information has been included in the March quarterly report. In the appendices, a Treasury report for the quarter and a Rates Data report has been included for your information.    

 

Recommendation/s

That the Upper Harbour Local Board:

a)      note the Quarterly Performance Report for the Upper Harbour Local Board for the period ended March 2014.

Comments

8.       The quarterly performance report is for information only. No actions are required.

Consideration

Local board views and implications

9.       This report informs the Upper Harbour Local Board of the quarterly performance to date for the period ending March 2014.

Maori impact statement

10.     Maori as stakeholders in the Council are affected and have an interest in any report on financial results. However, this report does not impact specific outcomes or activities. As such, the content of this report has no particular benefit to, or adverse effect on Maori.

Implementation

11.     There are no implementation issues.

 

Attachments

No.

Title

Page

aView

Quarterly Performance Report March 2014

21

     

Signatories

Authors

Pramod Nair - Lead Financial Advisor

Authorisers

Christine Watson - Manager Financial Advisory Services - Local Boards

Eric Perry - Relationship Manager

 


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Financial Planning for Extreme Weather Events

 

File No.: CP2014/06784

 

  

Purpose

1.       This report provides an overview of the current financial management practice for dealing with extreme weather events in local parks across the region.  There are a number of issues and inconsistencies with the current practice, and it is therefore recommended that a new and consistent approach be adopted.

Executive summary

2.       Auckland is prone to a range of extreme weather events including tornadoes, high tides, high winds, high rainfall and drought, all of which can contribute to sudden erosion, plant loss, tree fall, fixed asset damage and land slips.  Twelve local boards have some funding to deal with land slips and other effects from extreme weather, but it is rarely sufficient when serious issues arise.  Nine boards have no inbuilt financial capacity to cope with the impact of weather events.

3.       Council has an obligation to plan for extreme weather events.  There is a legal and moral obligation to ensure that some rates funding is set aside for this purpose given that weather damage, while unpredictable in timing and location, is nonetheless a constant in the Auckland region as a whole.

4.       Three options are considered in this report.  This first is to continue with the ad-hoc funding arrangement, i.e. do nothing.  The second is to pool local board funding to essentially develop a regional self-insurance fund (local unallocated budget).  The third is to seek a regional fund, controlled by the governing body, which is applied for on a case by case basis.  The second approach is recommended.  The current arrangement will result in the need for local boards to cut existing budgets from time to time to react to weather events and overspend or approach the governing body regarding unforecast over expenditure.  The second option, which involves funding moving to the area of greatest need, is likely to cover most weather events, without changing existing regional expenditure, and minimizes the time delays/bureaucracy involved.

5.       In 2011, storms affected many areas and resulted in a number of severe slips on Waiheke Island.  In 2012, the Upper Harbour Local Board was hit by a major cyclone event and dealt with the extensive damage via cuts in their current work and over expenditure.  In 2013, all boards were affected by drought, and a number of boards have been affected by slips and erosion.  However, the Hibiscus and Bays Local Board and the Waitemata Local Board, in particular, are finding their current liabilities well beyond their individual ability to fund the remedy.  In general terms, extreme weather events affect coastal areas and older suburbs more than rural, flat or inland areas; however, all areas are prone to wind, drought and flooding.

6.       The financial information relating to events that have occurred in the last three years is poor because funds were taken from a variety of Auckland Council sources and expenses were not labelled consistently.  As such, the average financial risk for the region over the last three years is not specifically known.  While it is possible for damage to be catastrophic and incalculable (if there is a regional disaster), it is only the common weather occurrence that is contemplated in this report.  Over the last three years, costs have been in the realm of six figures every year and the burden has traversed boards. 

7.       Current budgets are operational.  However, damage from extreme weather events often results in the need for the development of new retaining or structures to protect existing assets from ongoing slips or similar.  There is currently no capital funding sitting with local boards specifically tagged for storm damage remediation.  It is recommended that a portion of the existing funding be allocated to capital budgets to provide for this eventuality.

 

Recommendation/s

That the Upper Harbour Local Board:

a)      support the development of a local unallocated fund to insure against unforeseen impact of extreme weather events to parks, and that such funding can be on an as required basis.

b)      support a portion of the pooled operating budgets being allocated to local unallocated capital funding.

c)      note that expenditure against the local unallocated operational and capital storm damage budgets will be reported to all local boards annually.

Comments

8.       Auckland is prone to a range of extreme weather events including tornadoes, high tides, high winds, high rainfall and drought - all of which can contribute to sudden erosion, plant loss, tree fall, fixed asset damage and land slips. 

9.       The scale or impact of extreme weather events is particularly felt in urban parks where space is at a premium and landscapes are heavily developed.  Although weather events still have an impact on regional parks, the scale of the regional park landscapes and the management of those landscapes (i.e. a lot more fully restored streams and coastal dunes) means the impact of extreme weather events can usually be tolerated without affecting the day to day use of the park.  In general terms, extreme weather events also affect coastal areas and older suburbs more than flat or inland areas; however, all areas are prone to wind, drought and flooding.

10.     The financial impact of managing damage associated with extreme weather events in the urban park environment has historically been dealt with in three ways:

·        Self-insurance – a fund is kept to call on for unforeseen damage

·        Reforecasting – no funds are set aside for unforeseen damage, and as a result current projects and operational expenses are put on hold while funding is diverted towards managing the impact of extreme weather events

·        Overspend – where neither of the two options above are possible, then some costs have been worn as an overspend.

11.     Auckland City Council held specific ‘storm damage’ budgets for parks, and other councils had a level of self-insurance against unforeseen damage.  Other legacy councils had no arrangements to deal with unforeseen damage.

12.     Upon amalgamation, the funding pool held by Auckland City Council was divided amongst the local boards in those areas, and local boards in the former Manukau City Council area had some funding allocated to cater for this possibility in their local budgets.  This resulted in very small buckets of money being allocated to 12 local boards.

13.     This local board budget allocation has largely defeated the purpose of the self-insurance fund, as extreme weather events do not happen regularly in any given area.  They can affect a localised area or a large scale area that has no correlation to local board boundaries.  This means that individual local boards can go many years without an extreme weather event, while its neighbor or another local board may have several events in short succession.  This random occurrence is normal and the current budget allocation does not befit this natural phenomenon.


 

14.     The current operational “storm damage” budgets held across the region are:

 

YTD Actual (Feb)

Budget

Albert-Eden

 

$77,558

Maungakiekie-Tamaki

 

$96,947

Orakei

$13,101

$109,874

Puketapapa

$2,197

$64,632

Waiheke

 

$19,389

Waitemata

$7,508

$102,894

Franklin

 

$20,371

Howick

 

$30,451

Mangere-Otahuhu

 

$15,515

Manurewa

 

$16,926

Otara-Papatoetoe

 

$16,715

Papakura

 

$11,158

Total

$22,806

$582,431

Note: there are a number of commitments or costs expected in Waitemata and Orakei that are not yet shown in the these budgets

Consideration

15.     Council has an obligation to plan for extreme weather events.  Under property law there is term known as ‘lateral support’, which is about the right of a landowner to have their land physically supported in its natural state by both adjoining land and underground structures. There are around 4,000 local and sports parks and each of these parks have neighbours.  Any excavation or alteration Council makes to parkland may, at a later time, damage and affect a neighbour and leave Council liable.  Our neighbours have a right to enjoy their land in its natural condition.  This includes the right to have their land held in place from the sides by the neighbouring land, unless both are subject to unforeseen natural events.

16.     In addition to this legal obligation to neighbours, some extreme weather events come at such a substantial cost that the budget available to an individual board is either unable to wear the cost of the recovery, or the cost of recovery affects a range of other activities within a local board area.  This budget shortfall creates a liability and its own set of risks for Council and the community.


Options

17.     The following options have been considered for ongoing/future management of storm damage:

 

 

Option

Pros

Cons

1

Do nothing:

Some boards have limited funds available, others have nothing

·   No change to boards’ budgets.  A small contingency fund remains available for those boards with funding.

·   No boards have sufficient funding to deal with a medium size weather event – this exposes Council to a range of risks.

2

Create local unallocated fund (self-insurance):

This would be a ring fenced fund for all boards to access allocated to the local and sports parks activity.  It would be established from existing storm damage budgets held by some local boards.

·   Funding is accessible across the region, i.e. funds ‘go where the storm goes’.

·   The size of the fund, pooled across the region, is more likely to accommodate regional extreme weather events than current arbitrary and small funding base available to those boards that have funding.

·   Can be established immediately providing all the boards agree, thereby helping with current liabilities.

·   Risk of the fund being inappropriately used for day to day weather events.  This is a current risk and can be more readily mitigated as a local unallocated fund.  It is recommended that there would be a single Tier 4 manager with a regional view determining a consistency of approach.

·   Some boards contribute to this solution while others benefit without contribution, which may be seen as inequitable.

3

Ask governing body to cater for most impacts of extreme weather events on a case by case basis.

·   No change needed and governing body would pick up costs of damage (if agreed/funding found).

·   Local boards that have existing funding would potentially need to show expenditure of current budgets before being eligible.

·   The time delay and bureaucracy involved in making this happen means that most applications will be retrospective and expose Council to financial risk.

·   No funding is currently available at a governing body level.  May take time to advocate for and secure.

Local board views and implications

18.     This report is being circulated to all local boards to canvas their views on this issue.

Maori impact statement

19.     In many cases, extreme weather events can damage archeological sites or sites of significance to tangata whenua.  This can trigger the need for cultural impact assessments and more careful/expensive restoration works to protect the values of the site.  Without a fund to support rehabilitation or restoration work, recently discovered or damaged sites of significance cannot be attended to as there are no funds.  A regional self-insurance fund would help to mitigate risk for Council.


General

20.     As previously mentioned, a variety of extreme weather events have affected parks over the years.  For instance, in 2011 storm damage caused extensive slips across Waiheke.  Repair work is ongoing and existing storm damage funding has been insufficient to cope.  In 2012, a tornado hit Hobsonville causing widespread damage to trees and houses.  The arboricultural and general cleanup was unforeseen and no budget for this kind of work was available to the Upper Harbour Local Board.  In this case, the cost of repair was funded by savings in the local board budget combined with a budget overspend. 

21.     During September last year, a major storm event hit the east coast beaches, particularly in the Hibiscus and Bays Local Board area, but also affected Rodney, Orakei and Howick Local Boards.  A storm surge of 0.8 metres on top of high tide caused substantial erosion. Orewa Beach was hit the hardest, with significant sand loss and coastal structure damage. 

22.     Weather events are part of life in Auckland.  The current inconsistent, and in many cases non-existent, planning for extreme weather events is a risk and exposes Council to a high likelihood of budget blowout in any given year. 

23.     The unpredictable nature of extreme weather events means that we cannot anticipate what portion of funding is needed for capital and operational funding.  However, based on the last three years of weather events, we know that there is a need for both operational and capital funding.  It is therefore recommended that a portion of the current operational funds be allocated to capital funding to offset these costs.

Implementation

24.     If a regional self-insurance fund, initially created from existing local board funds, is universally supported by formal resolution from all boards then this fund can be created in the current 2013/14 financial year.

25.     The expenditure against the local unallocated operational and capital storm damage budgets will be reported to all local boards annually.

26.     There are currently several areas affected by storm damage that have projected funding shortfalls that could benefit from immediate implementation of the regional solution.  The beneficiaries from this fund will change from year to year.  Some recent historical events, current events, and associated funding requirements are detailed in Attachment A.

 

Attachments

No.

Title

Page

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Historical and current events and associated funding requirements

71

     

Signatories

Authors

Jane Aickin - Manager Local and Sports Parks Central

Martin Van Jaarsveld - Manager Local and Sports Parks North

Malcolm Page - Manager Local and Sports Parks South

Grant Jennings - Manager Local and Sports Parks West

Authorisers

Ian Maxwell - Manager Parks, Sports & Recreation

Karen Lyons - Manager Local Board Services

Eric Perry - Relationship Manager

 


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Bylaw review programme update - April 2014

 

File No.: CP2014/08517

 

  

Purpose

1.       This report provides an update on bylaw review (policy) and bylaw implementation (operations), covering June 2013 to April 2014. This joint approach to reporting ensures that local boards have a comprehensive overview of the end-to-end programme through to 2015.

Executive summary

2.       Consultation on the proposed Navigation safety bylaw closed on 17 March 2014. Staff are now preparing a summary of submissions alongside the full submissions to the hearings panel. The proposed Cemeteries and crematoria bylaw was adopted by the Regulatory and Bylaws Committee and Governing Body in March, and submissions opened from early April.

3.       Further proposed bylaws will be presented to the Regulatory and Bylaws Committee shortly covering the next set of topics: Outdoor fires; Stormwater; Trading in public places; Alcohol controls and Animal management (covering animals other than dogs).

4.       The 2014 programme for review of local dog access rules is underway with the local boards that are proposing changes this year. Information about the proposed changes will be included with material provided as part of the annual dog registration cycle to minimise costs and ensure simplified communication with these customers.

5.       Implementation projects are well underway for the upcoming commencement of the Health and hygiene (from 1 July 2014) and Public safety and nuisance (from 26 May 2014) bylaws. Planning for the new Health and hygiene bylaw and associated licensing has included particular attention for operators where the rules have changed significantly. The majority of these newly registered premises will receive a visit from a member of the environmental health team, and a welcome pack that summarises the standards they are required to meet.

6.       The Alcohol licensing readiness project has now completed its key work relating to establishing the new licensing structures needed under the new alcohol act. These are running as intended from 18 December 2013.

7.       Review work is continuing on further topics to support completion of the review programme by October 2015, alongside implementation planning for the resulting changes.

8.       No formal requests for local board bylaws have been received over the period covered by this report.

9.       An investment proposal for the integrated programme is being progressed, to be submitted for consideration as part of preparing the draft 2015-2024 Long-Term Plan.

 

Recommendation/s

That the Upper Harbour Local Board:

a)      note the progress of bylaw review and implementation and the forward programme that will complete the review of the legacy bylaws by 2015.

 


Comments

The bylaw review programme

10.     The bylaw review programme was originally endorsed by the Regulatory and Bylaws Committee in December 2010 (refer CP2010/00962) and February 2011 (refer CP2011/00453). It will review the legacy bylaws (that is, the bylaws inherited from the former legacy councils) across approximately 30 topics. A new bylaw will be prepared for each topic where appropriate, or a recommendation made that the underlying issue or outcome is better handled another way.

11.     The Regulatory and Bylaws Committee has ownership of the review and local boards are participating through individual workshops and reports. Local boards are also able to propose that local bylaws are made to apply only in their area (refer sections 24 to 28 of the Local Government (Auckland Council) Act 2009). Any requests for local bylaws are reported to the Regulatory and Bylaws Committee. As stated above, there have been no local board proposals for local bylaws over the last period. This report covers the period June 2013 to April 2014.

12.     As this is the first report on this programme since the 2013 local government elections, Attachment A provides a brief background to bylaws, including an outline of each bylaw topic.

Update on review of bylaw topics

13.     The current state of the review work programme is presented in the table below and the detailed comments for several topics that follow. Attachment B provides an overview of the timeline for the programme.

14.     The table below includes reviews that have already been completed. It also covers bylaws that may be folded into other topics (e.g. Freedom camping; Arkles Bay set netting), the ongoing local boards’ review of dog access rules, and the review that must take place within five years of any bylaw’s adoption.

Table 1: Summary of status and next steps for review of bylaw topics

Topic

Status and Progress – 7 stages

Comments

 

Status

1-Preparation

2-Pre-consultation

3-Options

4-Write Bylaw

5-Adopt draft

6-SCP

7-Adopt final

 

Reviews completed

Dog management

G

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Completed

Election signs

G

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Completed

Food safety

G

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Completed

General administration

G

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Completed

Health and hygiene

G

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Completed

Offensive trades

G

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Completed

Public safety and nuisance

G

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Completed

Solid waste (waste m/ment)

G

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Completed

Trade waste

G

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Completed

Transport (Auckland Transport)

G

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Completed

Work programme

Navigation safety

G

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

See below

Outdoor / Rural fires

G

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Trading in public places

G

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

See below

Stormwater management

G

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Signs

G

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

See below

Election signs (amend)

G

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

See below

Alcohol licensing fees

G

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Alcohol controls

G

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

See below

Animal management

G

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Air quality

G

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Boarding houses and hostels

G

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cemeteries and crematoria

G

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Commercial sex industry

A

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

On hold pending Proposed Unitary Plan outcomes

Construction and development

G

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Onsite wastewater

G

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hazardous substances

G

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

See below

Orakei Basin

G

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Recreational and cultural facilities

G

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Transport (Parks / AC controlled land

G

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Water supply and wastewater (reticulation)

G

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Wharves and marinas

G

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Other work

Review - local dog access rules

G

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Reviews by local boards - ongoing

Filming fee review

G

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

See below

Freedom camping

G

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Arkles Bay set netting

G

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Five year reviews

B

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Status summary codes:

G

Green - Work is progressing as planned; due date will be met or any revised date will not have wider impacts.

A

Amber – Original due date at risk of being missed which may have wider impacts; or an issue has arisen.

R

Red - Due date has or will be missed which will have wider impacts; or an issue has arisen that will have wider or significant impacts.

B

Blue - Not yet scheduled; background work is underway.

 


Table 2: Additional comments for particular topics in the bylaw review programme

Public safety & nuisance

On track

G

This bylaw topic crosses the jurisdiction of both Auckland Council and Auckland Transport (two parallel bylaws). The new bylaws were adopted in 2013 and come into force in May 2014.

 

Navigation safety

On track

G

Public submissions were invited on this topic from 14 February to 17 March. Just under 400 submissions were received and are being reviewed. A range of communication approaches – including radio and attendance at relevant events – were used to help publicise the proposal and invite submissions. Hearings are expected in May.

 

Trading in public places (policy and bylaw)

On track

G

This review will deliver a single draft policy and two draft bylaws (for Council and Auckland Transport); drafting of these is well underway. It is expected that these will be reported to the Regulatory and Bylaws Committee and then the Governing Body in May. Any new bylaws could come into force for July 2015 (allowing any fee changes to also be put in place with Council’s Long-Term Plan).

 

Signs

On track

G

Discussions with local boards are currently underway to identify their views on particular matters, including local approaches to issues such as sandwich boards and cross-street banners. Comments from those discussions and other discussions with representatives of businesses and the signage industry will support the preparation of a draft bylaw later in 2014.

 

This project is also monitoring the progress of the Proposed Auckland Unitary Plan (PAUP), as it also includes signage provisions.

 

Election signs (amendment)

On track

G

The Election signs bylaw was adopted by Auckland Transport in May 2013, and was in place for the 2013 local government election. A number of operational issues arose during that election period, and the clarity of relevant clauses is planned to be addressed through a series of drafting amendments that will support better democratic process. These improve clarity for issues including the use of candidate and “team” signs, signs on private property, the readability of authoriser statements and the display of signs promoting election issues rather than candidates or teams. The amendments also provide for the possible later addition of explanatory notes into the bylaw, where desirable to provide further guidance.

 

The proposed amendments are being reported to the Auckland Transport Board in April, to allow for consultation on the proposed changes. Local boards will receive further information then.

 

Changes are also being considered to remove or adjust some of the specified sign sites in the western area. These follow a review of sites against criteria including practicality and safety, and are intended to address issues that arose in 2013. Those local boards where changes are being considered will receive further information on this.

 

Alcohol controls

On track

G

Each of the legacy councils had adopted an Alcohol control bylaw, and put in place a series of alcohol controls through that bylaw. Alcohol controls (previously called liquor bans) prohibit the consumption of alcohol within a specified place, during a specified time.

 

Legislative changes introduced alongside central government’s reform of laws relating to the sale and supply of alcohol provides Council and police with enhanced powers in relation to alcohol controls. Those changes also require Council to review its existing alcohol controls against a new threshold, as part of any decision to carry those controls forward past October 2015. Following a review of available data, the majority of existing controls across Auckland are considered to meet the new requirements.

A proposed bylaw is planned to be reported to the Regulatory and Bylaws Committee shortly. The existing bylaws are broadly similar, and so the new proposed bylaw will largely seek to continue the current arrangements. In line with consultation with local boards from 2011 (alongside other alcohol-related matters), the new bylaw will facilitate local board involvement in decisions on alcohol controls and an improved community-based focus on alcohol issues.

 

Community-focussed approaches may include crime prevention through environmental design (CPTED), local community initiatives, discussions with nearby licensees, youth and leadership development programmes, partnering with central government agencies including the Police and the Ministry of Justice, and partnering with local agencies including sports clubs and iwi and town centre / business associations.

 

These non-regulatory approaches can often lead to significant reductions in alcohol harm and have better long-term effects than regulatory approaches such as making an alcohol control.

 

Hazardous substances

On track

G

The former Auckland City Council had a hazardous substances bylaw. A review of this bylaw has indicated that the issues it covered are now addressed adequately through other means, including provisions in other bylaws, the Resource Management Act, national environmental standards, and regulations made under various acts.

 

Comment is being sought from the local boards where the legacy bylaw currently applies, following which a proposed approach (that could include allowing the bylaw to lapse in 2015) will be brought to the Regulatory and Bylaws Committee.

 

Dog access review

On track

G

Local boards are able to review dog access rules for local parks and local beaches in their areas on an annual basis. This allows a better response to community views than was possible under the legacy councils’ approaches.

 

For 2014 selected dog access are being reviewed by the following local boards: Kaipatiki, Orakei, Maungakiekie-Tamaki, Puketapapa, and Hibiscus and Bays.

 

To ensure that registered dog owners are advised of the proposed changes (as required by legislation), local boards are including a joint notice within the dog registration package in June. This will reduce costs, and ensure that dog owners receive a single combined communication from Council, rather than multiple messages.

 

Filming fees review

On track

G

The Auckland Film Protocol was adopted in 2013, after wide consultation with local boards, the screen production industry, Council-controlled organisations and other stakeholders. The protocol aims to create a film-friendly culture across Auckland, based on a two way commitment from the wider Council organisation and from filmmakers. It also seeks to help deliver a customer driven service that provides certainty to filmmakers in a globally competitive market, and to enable public goodwill towards the film industry by setting out expectations of film crews when filming in public places.

 

Currently there is a range of filming fee structures in place inherited from the former councils. A filming fees review is now underway to understand how this element of the filming process can be harmonised and improved. The Policies and Bylaws unit is working with ATEED on this project, and it is expected that local board input will be sought on this over the next few months.

Update on implementation of new bylaws

15.     Detailed implementation planning is developed by the responsible operations division alongside the process for reviewing each of the bylaws, through a cross-Council programme called the Integrated Bylaw Review and Implementation (IBRI) programme. Initial planning for implementation starts when the bylaw topic review identifies the issues and options related to each topic. This approach provides the operations division an early indication of the possible shape of the bylaw and its implementation considerations.

16.     This programme includes the main groups involved in operating bylaws and delivering the relevant services to our customers. The programme is also helping ensure bylaw reviews can be aligned to other related transformational changes, such as the consolidation of information technology systems, customer service improvement programmes and the organisation’s capacity to implement those changes.

17.     Implementation of new bylaws will generally cover:

·        ensuring that Council meets its statutory obligations;

·        ensuring that effective operational practices on the control and enforcement of the new bylaws are implemented consistently across the region, and are made available to the general public;

·        ensuring that communications to the general public and other stakeholders are well planned and implemented in a timely manner;

·        developing and implementing standard business rules and processes that help achieve Council’s customer service standards;

·        ensuring that internal services are planned and delivered when needed, and are in alignment with other transformation initiatives;

·        putting any changes to fees in place; and

·        ensuring that staff are informed throughout the process and are trained on delivering the new services.

18.     The table below shows the current status of implementation projects.

Table 3: Summary of status and next steps for implementation projects

Implementation project name

Status and Progress

Link to bylaw topics / Other comments

 

Status

1-Preparation

2-Planning

3-Implementation

4-Closure

 

Underway

Alcohol licensing readiness

G

 

 

 

 

Completed

Alcohol licensing fees

G

 

 

 

 

See below

Animals (Stage 1)

G

 

 

 

 

Completed

Dog access review

G

 

 

 

 

 

Electoral signs 2013

G

 

 

 

 

Completed

Electoral signs 2014

G

 

 

 

 

 

Environmental

G

 

 

 

 

 

Facilities

G

 

 

 

 

 

Food safety

G

 

 

 

 

Completed

Health protection

G

 

 

 

 

Health and hygiene bylaw and code of practice (see below)

Marine

G

 

 

 

 

 

Public safety and nuisance

G

 

 

 

 

 

Revoked bylaws

G

 

 

 

 

General admin; Offensive trades; Others

Signage

G

 

 

 

 

 

Stormwater

G

 

 

 

 

 

Street trading / Trading in public places

G

 

 

 

 

Trading in public places policy and bylaw

Waste management

G

 

 

 

 

Solid waste bylaw

Proposed future

Air quality

B

 

 

 

 

 

Alcohol controls (liquor bans)

B

 

 

 

 

 

Animals (Stage 2)

B

 

 

 

 

 

Construction

B

 

 

 

 

 

Transport (AC land)

B

 

 

 

 

 

Table 4: Additional comments for particular implementation projects

Alcohol licensing readiness

On track

G

The Alcohol licensing project has now completed successfully. This project set out to ensure that Council was able to implement the requirements of the Sale and Supply of Alcohol Act 2012, including the new licensing system and new fees required from 18 December 2013.

 

Alcohol licensing fees

On track

G

The Governing Body has resolved that Council adopt its own fees for licensed premises. This is provided for in the Sale and Supply of Alcohol Act 2012. Council can change the fee amounts, using the cost / risk fee categories that have been set by central government. Work is underway to capture actual information on costs, based on operating the new licensing system and the parts of those costs that can be recovered through licensing fees.

 

Health protection

On track

G

The Health protection project is implementing the new Health and hygiene bylaw and code of practice, which will come into force from 1 July 2014. A range of user-friendly brochures that summarise key provisions of the health protection code have been prepared to help communicate the requirements to all people who operate these businesses.

 

A series of approaches are underway to help ensure operators are aware of the requirements to be followed. The new bylaw (with its risk-based approach) has resulted in some premises that are now required to be registered, and the communication activities are focussed on these premises. Most of these premises will receive an individual visit and an appropriate information pack.

 

There are also several premises that no longer need to be registered with Council, which will be communicated to affected businesses.

Funding for bylaw review and implementation

19.     The scope and scale of the expected changes mean that implementation requires significant effort, resources and cost for some topics. The Strategy and Finance Committee made an initial provision for funding the IBRI programme at its meeting of 9 May 2013 (in part; refer item 16, SF/2013/67).

20.     As provided for in the resolution, a further investment proposal is being prepared for the 2015-2025 Long-Term Plan. The programme continuously monitors its approach to each bylaw, and where possible captures any cost efficiencies and learnings for later bylaws.

Consideration

Local board views and implications

21.     Local boards are involved in the review of each bylaw topic, consistent with the review principles. This report provides an update on the programme for local boards.

Maori impact statement

22.     This report does not raise any specific issues relating to Māori. The review of each topic includes considering whether that topic includes any elements of special interest to Māori, and if so the appropriate way to seek a greater level of engagement. Where appropriate, consultation with Māori (on a particular topic) may be linked to consultation on other related topics through the Proposed Auckland Unitary Plan (PAUP) or other initiatives.

Implementation

23.     Implementation issues are addressed as relevant to each topic, as noted above.

 

Attachments

No.

Title

Page

aView

Background to bylaws

81

bView

Overview of the timeline for the programme

89

     

Signatories

Authors

Andrew Simon Pickering - Manager, Planning, Policies and Bylaws

Authorisers

Penny Pirrit - Regional & Local Planning Manager

Eric Perry - Relationship Manager

 


Upper Harbour Local Board

13 May 2014

 

 









Upper Harbour Local Board

13 May 2014

 

 



Upper Harbour Local Board

13 May 2014

 

 

Auckland Transport Report - May 2014 - Upper Harbour

 

File No.: CP2014/08038

 

  

Purpose

1.       The purpose of the report is to respond to local board requests on transport-related matters and to provide information to elected members about Auckland Transport (AT) activities in the Local Board area.

Executive summary

2.       This report covers matters of specific application and interest to the Upper Harbour Local Board and its community, matters of general interest relating to Auckland Transport activities or the transport sector, and relevant Auckland Transport media releases for the information of the Board and community.

3.       In particular, this report provides an update on:

·        Trees in Clemow’s Subdivision

·        Local Board Capital Transport Fund

·        Issues register.

 

Recommendation/s

That the Upper Harbour Local Board:

a)      receive the Auckland Transport Report – May 2014 to the Upper Harbour Local Board.

Comments

Reporting back

Trees in Clemow’s Subdivision

4.       Residents have expressed concern over the condition of the footpaths in the Clemow’s subdivision area, due mainly to the damage caused by the roots of large trees in the road frontage.

5.       These footpaths have been temporarily patched and may pose further issues for users if not extensively repaired.

6.       Generally, the expected lifespan of a footpath should be about 50 years; these footpaths are only 15 years old and if not fixed properly will require expensive, ongoing repairs every two to five years.

7.       Auckland Transport and Auckland Council have undertaken a comprehensive analysis of the footpath damage caused by the 119 trees in Clemow’s subdivision, with a goal to identifying a sustainable solution to repairing the footpaths to ensure the safety of all users, while also retaining the leafy environment of the neighborhood.

8.       Three options have been identified and will be discussed with the Board and wider community to seek their views and agreement on a preferred resolution.

9.       Local Board and public consultation is expected to take approximately two months.


Update on Local Board Capital Transport Fund

10.     The Board has resolved to contribute a total of $674.132 being its full allocation of funding through the Local Board Capital Transport Fund for 2012/2013 and 2013/2014, to the upgrading of Tauhinu Road, Greenhithe.

11.     As reported to the Board in the November 2013, there have been a significant number of implementation challenges, which have delayed the construction of the project.

12.     During the Board meeting of 11 March 2014, the Board made a resolution (UH/2014/1435), part b) - “urgently request that the issue relating to stormwater pertaining to Tauhinu Road be escalated to David Warburton, Chief Executive of Auckland Transport”.

13.     On 6 March 2014 the Board, via the Chairperson, received a reply by way of a letter from David Warburton.

14.     On 17 March 2014, Auckland Transport received a further update from Auckland Council stormwater department, saying Auckland Council has completed their CCTV inspection of the existing stormwater network and that they are in reasonable condition and should not affect Auckland Transport’s proposed works.

15.     Auckland Transport is now making final changes to the proposed stormwater system, and once completed they will be given to Council’s stormwater department for sign off.

16.     Once final sign off is received, the project is likely to commence in the next construction period in spring 2014.

17.     The Board has requested an estimate of costs for the final stage of the project from Auckland Transport; this request is with the Infrastructure Development team and will be reported on once received.

Media

Big Step for Auckland’s City Rail Link

18.     The City Rail Link (CRL) has reached a major milestone with Auckland Transport accepting a recommendation by planning commissioners to confirm the land requirements for the CRL.

19.     Auckland Transport’s Chief Executive David Warburton says “the commissioners noted that the project benefits were essentially uncontested and recognised, it was critical for Auckland’s growth and economic future”.

20.     The CRL will connect Auckland’s rail network underground from Britomart to the existing line near Mt Eden station, meaning faster, more efficient and more direct travel for train users.

21.     “It’s a big step forward for Auckland. A proposal to extend rail through the city centre has been on the books in some form or other for almost a hundred years but never got beyond an idea. At last we have a designated route,” says Dr Warburton.

22.     The CRL is seen as a major economic development opportunity and is a significant transport investment that is expected to help shape and grow Auckland.

23.     The designation identifies land in the District Plan for rail purposes and protects the route for the future.

24.     All affected property owners and submitters will be informed of Auckland Transport’s decision, which can be appealed to the Environment Court.

25.     For more information: www.at.govt.nz

26.     CRL conditions: https://www.at.govt.nz/media/393035/CRL-Conditions-Confirmed-4-April-2014.pdf


New Fanshawe Street Bus Lane Work Starts

27.     Work started on the night of Tuesday 22 April 2014 for the new bus lane being established in Fanshawe Street to cater for the majority of people who travel by bus along the corridor at peak times.

28.     The work was carried out between the Easter and ANZAC weekends to minimise disruption to road users, with the work occurring overnight between 10pm and 5am.

29.     The new bus lane on the west side of Fanshawe Street is expected to speed up the shore bound journey for the 70% of people who travel on Fanshawe Street at peak on a bus.

30.     Once in place, the bus lanes will operate kerbside for most of Fanshawe Street, except between Albert and Hobson Streets, where it will be in the second lane from the kerb to allow for the significant left turn drivers take toward the southern and western motorway entrances.

Issues Update

31.     The following Issues Update comprises issues raised by elected members and Local Board Services staff to 24 March 2014:

Location

Issue

Status

The Avenue/SH17 intersection, Albany

Request for safety assessment of The Avenue/SH17 intersection, Albany.

Scoping investigation phase complete

Feasibility study complete

Scheme assessment complete

The detail design is programmed for the 13/14 and 14/15 financial years and will take about 9 months to complete

The project is not included in the current LTP 2012/22

AT is working to see if this project can be brought forward

As part of the State Highway revocation agreement, NZTA has agreed to fund 50% of the project – this should enable AT to raise the priority of the project.

Tauhinu Road, Greenhithe

2yrs board funding allocated to upgrade

The Board has resolved to contribute a total of $674.132 being its full allocation of funding through the Local Board Capital Transport Fund for 2012/2013 and 2013/2014, to the upgrading of Tauhinu Road, Greenhithe.

Project is likely to commence in the next construction period in spring 2014.

Totara Road, Whenuapai

Road calming measures

After having received feedback from the community and the Local Board, Auckland Transport has revisited the project and has sent out a further revised proposal for consultation.

Hobsonville Road Footpath

·   Broken footpath on Hobsonville Road between Westpark Drive and Clark Road

·   Grass growing over the footpath on Hobsonville Road opposite the War Memorial Park

·   Mowing of grass on corner of Clark and Hobsonville Roads

AT has temporarily fixed the hazards to make these locations safe for pedestrians. 

In addition, AT’s Area Engineer will be conducting further investigations of this area.

Consideration

Local board views and implications

32.     The Board’s views will be incorporated during consultation on any proposed schemes.

Maori impact statement

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

Implementation

34.     All proposed schemes are subject to prioritisation, funding and consultation.

 

Attachments

There are no attachments for this report.    

Signatories

Authors

Ivan Trethowen – Auckland Transport Elected Member Relationship Manager

Authorisers

Jonathan Anyon – Auckland Transport Elected Member Relationship Team Manager

Eric Perry - Relationship Manager

 


Upper Harbour Local Board

13 May 2014

 

 

Granted Resource Consent Applications by Local Board Area

 

File No.: CP2014/07706

 

  

Executive summary

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

 

Recommendation/s

That the Upper Harbour Local Board:

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

 

Attachments

No.

Title

Page

aView

Granted Applications by Local Board Area Report March 2014

97

    

Signatories

Authors

Jan Asplet - Unit Administrator

Authorisers

Heather Harris - Manager Resource Consents

Eric Perry - Relationship Manager

 


Upper Harbour Local Board

13 May 2014

 

 





Upper Harbour Local Board

13 May 2014

 

 

Records of the Upper Harbour Local Board Workshops held on 1 and 8 April 2014

 

File No.: CP2014/08080

 

  

Executive summary

The Upper Harbour Local Board held workshops on 1 April 2014 and 8 April 2014.  Copies of the workshop records are attached.

 

Recommendation/s

That the Upper Harbour Local Board:

a)      receive the records of the Upper Harbour Local Board workshops held on 1 April 2014 and 8 April 2014.

 

Attachments

No.

Title

Page

aView

Record of the Upper Harbour Local Board Workshop held on 1 April 2014

103

bView

Record of the Upper Harbour Local Board Workshop held on 8 April 2014

105

    

Signatories

Authors

Lesley Sharp - Local Board Democracy Advisor

Authorisers

Eric Perry - Relationship Manager

 


Upper Harbour Local Board

13 May 2014

 

 



Upper Harbour Local Board

13 May 2014

 

 



Upper Harbour Local Board

13 May 2014

 

 

Board Members' Reports

 

File No.: CP2014/08049

 

  

Executive summary

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

[Note: This is an information item and if the Board wishes any action to be taken under this item, a written report must be provided for inclusion on the agenda.]

 

Recommendation/s

That the Upper Harbour Local Board:

a)         receive the verbal Board Members’ reports.

 

Attachments

There are no attachments for this report.    

Signatories

Authors

Lesley Sharp - Local Board Democracy Advisor

Authorisers

Eric Perry - Relationship Manager