Waitematā Local Board

 

OPEN MINUTES

 

 

 

Minutes of a meeting of the Waitematā Local Board held in the Jubilee Hall, 545 Parnell Road, Parnell on Tuesday, 13 May 2014 at 6.00 pm.

 

present

 

Chairperson

Shale Chambers

Deputy Chairperson

Pippa Coom

Members

Christopher Dempsey

 

Greg Moyle

 

Vernon Tava

 

Rob Thomas

 

Deborah Yates

 

 

ALSO PRESENT

 

Councillor Mike Lee

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Waitematā Local Board

13 May 2014

 

 

 

1          Welcome

 

2          Apologies

 

There were no apologies.

 

3          Declaration of Interest

 

There were no declarations of interest.

 

4          Confirmation of Minutes

 

Resolution number WTM/2014/54

MOVED by Chairperson S Chambers, seconded by Member GJ Moyle:  

a)         That the ordinary minutes of its meeting, held on Tuesday, 8 April 2014, including the confidential section, be confirmed, as a true and correct record.

CARRIED

 

5          Leave of Absence

 

There were no leaves of absence.

 

6          Acknowledgements

 

There were no acknowledgements.

 

7          Petitions

 

There were no petitions.

 

8          Deputations

 

There were no deputations.

 

9          Public Forum

 

9.1

Public Forum – Maurice Harris, Cowie Street Residents Association (CSRA)

 

Resolution number WTM/2014/55

MOVED by Chairperson S Chambers, seconded by Member GJ Moyle:  

a)      That Maurice Harris from the Cowie Street Residents Association be thanked for his attendance and presentation to the Board.

b)      That the tabled report “The Solution for the Newmarket Level Crossing Closure’ be received and that CSRA be thanked for their attendance and presentation to the Board.

c)      That the report be referred to Auckland Transport for review and comment and report back to the Board.

d)      That the Transport Portfolio Members Pippa Coom and Christopher Dempsey be delegated to progress discussion with Auckland Transport on the merits of a proposal and the possible re-think of their proposal as an alternative option to the Cowie Street Bridge.

CARRIED

 

A copy of the Sarawia Street Underpass presentation has been placed on the file copy of the minutes and can be viewed on Auckland Council’s website.

 

 

Attachment

a     Public Forum - Cowie Street Residents Association (CSRA)

 

9.2

Public Forum - Martin Putterill, AT Consultation and Communication in Connection with the Proposed Cowie Street Bridge

 

Resolution number WTM/2014/56

MOVED by Member CP Dempsey, seconded by Member GJ Moyle:  

a)      That Martin Putterill, William Carson and Janet Say be thanked for their attendance and presentation to the Board.

CARRIED

 

9.3

Public Forum - David Toussaint, Chairman, YMCA Auckland Inc

 

Resolution number WTM/2014/57

MOVED by Member GJ Moyle, seconded by Member RAH Thomas:  

a)      That David Toussaint be thanked for his attendance and presentation to the Board.

CARRIED

 

 

A copy of the tabled document has been placed on the file copy of the minutes and can be viewed on Auckland Council’s website.

 

 

Attachment

a     Public Forum - YMCA Auckland City Stadium

 

9.4

Public Forum - Lynn Butler and Grey Seager, Auckland Inner City Suburb Parking Alliance

 

Resolution number WTM/2014/58

MOVED by Member VI Tava, seconded by Deputy Chairperson PJ Coom:  

a)      That Lynn Butler and Grey Seager be thanked for their attendance and presentation to the Board.

CARRIED

 

 

A copy of the tabled document has been placed on the file copy of the minutes and can be viewed on Auckland Council’s website.

 

 

Attachment

a     Public Forum - Auckland Inner City Suburb Parking Alliance

 

9.5

Public Forum - Chris Bailey, Western Bays Community Group

 

Chairperson S Chambers

 

Resolution number WTM/2014/59

MOVED by Chairperson S Chambers, seconded by Member VI Tava:  

a)         That Chris Bailey be thanked for his attendance and presentation to the Board.

CARRIED

 

9.6

Public Forum - Luke Niue, Parnell Community Committee (PCC) Parnell Diesel Depot

 

Chairperson S Chambers

 

Resolution number WTM/2014/60

MOVED by Chairperson S Chambers, seconded by Member CP Dempsey:  

a)         That Luke Niue be thanked for his attendance and presentation to the Board.

CARRIED

 

 

10        Extraordinary Business

 

There was no extraordinary business.

 

11        Notices of Motion

 

There were no notices of motion.

 

12

Councillor's Report

 

Resolution number WTM/2014/61

MOVED by Chairperson S Chambers, seconded by Member DA Yates:  

a)      That the verbal update from the Waitemata and Gulf Ward Councillor, Mike Lee be received.

b)      That the Waitemata Local Board:

(i)      Notes the advice from the Heritage Advisory Panel that it considers the heritage and architectural qualities that should be formally protected and should be retained, with its heritage locomotive and rolling stock collection, as part of the Parnell heritage station complex.

(ii)     Further notes the acknowledgement of the heritage assessment for this property contained in the New Zealand Historic Places Trust submission on the Unitary Plan as advised by the Panel and advise that Council officers should undertake their own assessment as a matter of urgency, and that this assessment be forwarded to Auckland Council Property Limited.

(iii)    Further notes the content of the letter of support from the Chair of the Heritage Advisory Panel, Cr Mike Lee to Mayor, Len Brown.

(iv)    Supports and endorses the advice of the Heritage Advisory Panel and the request of the Mayor, that this matter be reconsidered.

(v)     That the Chair be delegated to write to Mayor, Len Brown in terms of these resolutions.

c)      That Councillor Mike Lee be thanked for his attendance and presentation.

CARRIED

 

13

Auckland Transport Quarterly Report to the Local Boards

 

Resolution number WTM/2014/62

MOVED by Deputy Chairperson PJ Coom, seconded by Member CP Dempsey:  

a)         That the Auckland Transport Quarterly Report be received.

CARRIED


 

14

Auckland Transport Report - May 2014

 

Resolution number WTM/2014/63

MOVED by Member CP Dempsey, seconded by Deputy Chairperson PJ Coom:  

a)      That the Auckland Transport Report – May 2014 and Rough Order of Costs for the Waitematā Greenways Plan routes G2 – G6 be received.

b)      That Waitematā Local Board:

i)       Continues to support the installation of cycle lanes on both sides of Carlton Gore Road in line with our advocacy for the completion of routes on the Auckland Cycle Network.

ii)      Notes the final design will need to take into account feedback received through the public consultation process.

iii)     Delegates to the Transport portfolio, Members Pippa Coom and Christopher Dempsey to provide any feedback on any design changes resulting from the consultation.

c)      That Waitematā Local Board:

i)       Identifies route G2 as a priority for delivery within the Waitemata Greenways Plan.

ii)      Requests Auckland Council Property Limited to negotiate route protection for the G2 route.

iii)     Requests council officers to work with Auckland Transport  to scope the G2 route project for a scheme assessment.

iv)     Requests that Council officers report back to the Board for approval of the scheme assessment.

d)      That Jonathan Anyon, Auckland Transport, be thanked for his attendance.

CARRIED

 

 

15

Waitematā Coastal Walkway - Wayfinding and Interpretation Strategy

 

Resolution number WTM/2014/64

MOVED by Member VI Tava, seconded by Chairperson S Chambers:  

a)      That the Waitematā Coastal Walkway - Wayfinding and Interpretation Strategy be received.

b)      That the Waitematā Local Board:

i)       Notes that an officer decision was made to defer the balance of the FY14 Coastal Walkway capex budget to FY18.

ii)      Requests officers to reinstate the remaining balance, estimated at $322,000 to FY14.

iii)     Approves and adopts the Waitematā Coastal Walkway Wayfinding and Interpretation Strategy.

iv)     Agrees to the implementation of the strategy over the next two years ($70,000 for FY15 and $100,000 for FY16).

c)      That Mark Miller be thanked for his attendance.

CARRIED

 

 

 

16

Financial Planning for Extreme Weather Events

 

Resolution number WTM/2014/65

MOVED by Chairperson S Chambers, seconded by Member GJ Moyle:  

a)      That the Financial Planning for Extreme Weather Events report be received.

b)      That the Waitematā Local Board:

i)       Supports 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.

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

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

iv)     Subject to agreement by other boards that hold funds, agrees to allocate the current (less expenses to date) and future “storm damage” budget of $102,894 to a local unallocated “extreme weather event” self-insurance budget, which can be utilized by the board for repair or rehabilitation of areas affected by extreme weather events on an as required basis.

c)      That Mark Miller be thanked for his attendance.

CARRIED

 

 

17

Waitemata Local Board Quarterly Performance Report

 

Resolution number WTM/2014/66

MOVED by Member GJ Moyle, seconded by Member DA Yates:  

a)      That the Quarterly Performance Report for the Waitemata Local Board for the period ended March 2014 be received.

b)      That Umesh Chandra and Mark Miller be thanked for their attendance.

CARRIED

 

 

18

Bylaw Review Programme Update - April 2014

 

Resolution number WTM/2014/67

MOVED by Member VI Tava, seconded by Member GJ Moyle:  

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

CARRIED

 

 

19

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

 

Resolution number WTM/2014/68

MOVED by Member GJ Moyle, seconded by Chairperson S Chambers:  

a)      That the Auckland Council Property Limited Local Board Six-Monthly Update Report 1 July to 31 December 2013 be received.

b)      That the Waitematā Local Board continues to hold the view that 3 Ponsonby Road is an endowment property, an historic character building, recognised as an integral part of the future of the Art Station community arts precinct meeting a community need and that it should be removed from the Rationalisation Process, re-categorised ‘retain’ and its management transferred to Auckland Council Property Department under the governance of the Waitematā Local Board.

c)      That Caitlin Borgfeldt and Clive Fuhr be thanked for their attendance.

CARRIED

 

 

20

Waitemata Local Board Urgent decision - Amendment of the Advocacy Areas in the Local Board Agreement 2014/2015

 

Resolution number WTM/2014/69

MOVED by Chairperson S Chambers, seconded by Deputy Chairperson PJ Coom:  

a)      That the Waitemata Local Board note the urgent decision for the amendment of the board’s advocacy areas in the Local Board Agreement 2014/2015.

 

CARRIED

 

 

21

Chairperson's Report

 

Resolution number WTM/2014/70

MOVED by Deputy Chairperson PJ Coom, seconded by Member RAH Thomas:  

a)      That the Chairperson’s Report be received.

CARRIED

 

 

22

Board Members' Reports

 

Resolution number WTM/2014/71

MOVED by Chairperson S Chambers, seconded by Deputy Chairperson PJ Coom:  

a)         That Board Members’ Vernon Tava and Pippa Coom’s written reports be received.

b)         That Board Members’ Christopher Dempsey, Greg Moyle, Rob Thomas and Deborah Yates’ verbal reports be received.

CARRIED

 

 

23

Reports Requested/Pending

 

Resolution number WTM/2014/72

MOVED by Chairperson S Chambers, seconded by Member GJ Moyle:  

a)         That the Reports Requested/Pending report be received.

CARRIED

 


 

24

Waitemata Local Board Workshop Notes

 

Resolution number WTM/2014/73

MOVED by Chairperson S Chambers, seconded by Member DA Yates:  

a)      That the Waitemata Local Board workshop notes for the meetings held on 25 March 2014 and 1, 10, 15, 22, 29, April 2014, be received.

CARRIED

 

 

25        Consideration of Extraordinary Items

 

There was no consideration of extraordinary items.  

 

 

 

 

 

 

9.01 pm                                              The Chairperson thanked Members for their attendance and attention to business and declared the meeting closed.

 

CONFIRMED AS A TRUE AND CORRECT RECORD AT A MEETING OF THE Waitematā Local Board HELD ON

 

 

 

DATE:.........................................................................

 

 

 

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