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

 

Date:                      

Time:

Meeting Room:

Venue:

 

Thursday, 12 June 2014

6.30pm

Manurewa Local Board Office
7 Hill Road
Manurewa

 

Manurewa Local Board

 

OPEN AGENDA

 

 

 

MEMBERSHIP

 

Chairperson

Angela Dalton

 

Deputy Chairperson

Simeon Brown

 

Members

Michael Bailey

 

 

Angela Cunningham-Marino

 

 

Hon George Hawkins, QSO

 

 

Danella McCormick

 

 

Ken Penney

 

 

Daryl Wrightson

 

 

(Quorum 4 members)

 

 

 

Lee Manaia

Local Board Democracy Advisor

 

5 June 2014

 

Contact Telephone: (09) 262 5421

Email: lee.manaia@aucklandcouncil.govt.nz

Website: www.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz

 

 



Manurewa Local Board Portfolios

Portfolio Lead

Portfolio Associate

Portfolio Activity and Responsibilities

Angela Dalton

Chairperson

C/- Shop 3-5
7 Hill Road
Manurewa
Auckland 2105
Mob:  021 283 3311

Email:  Angela.Dalton@aucklandcouncil.govt.nz

 

Simeon Brown

·         Governance portfolio

·          Board leadership

·          Board-to-Council relationships

·          Board-to-Board relationships

·          Local Board Plan

·          Local Board agreements

·          Civic duties

·          Advocacy (local, regional, and central government)

·          Community partnerships

·          Relationships with Maoridom and youth

·          Relationships with government departments and agencies

·          Relationships with Watercare

·          Relationship with Property CCO

·          Relationship with Auckland Waterfront Development

·          Local funding policy Political Working Party

·          Relationship with ATEED

·          Relationship with Regional Facilities CCO’s

·          Relationship COMET

·          Relationship Southern Initiative

 

·         Regulatory portfolio

·          Resource consents

·          Heritage

·          Gambling

·          Liquor (Simeon Brown as alternate)

·          Urban design

·          Swimming pools

·          Trees

·          By-laws

·          Airport noise

·          Unitary Plan

·          Waste management

Simeon Brown

Deputy Chairperson

C/- Shop 3-5
7 Hill Road
Manurewa
Auckland 2105
Mob:  021 0272 4242
simeon.brown@aucklandcouncil.govt.nz

 

Daryl Wrightson

·         Community and social well-being portfolio

·          Community development (incl. CAYAD, CAB, and Manurewa Senior Citizens)

·          Neighbourhood relationships

·          Funding for neighbourhood projects

·          Community safety (excl. town centres)

·          Graffiti removal

·          Community advocacy

·          Community facilities

·          Youth Council

·          Contact CAB

Michael Bailey

·         Town centres and economic portfolio

·        Town centre renewal (incl. branding)

·        Design and maintenance

·        Town Centre marketing

·        Community safety within town centres

·        Business Improvement Districts (Michael Bailey and Simeon Brown)

·        Local priorities in relation to regional economic development initiatives

Michael Bailey

10 Rimu Road

Manurewa 2102

Mob:  021 287 4422

Email:  Micahel.Bailey@aucklandcouncil.govt.nz

 

Danella McCormick

·         Sports parks and recreation portfolio

·          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

·          Botanic Gardens and Totara Park

·          Skateparks

·         Associate for the following portfolios:

·        Governance

·        transport

George Hawkins

·         Libraries and recreation portfolio

·        Stewardship of Manurewa libraries

·        Mobile library

George Hawkins

·         Transport portfolio

·        Local transport projects (incl. roading, footpaths, cycleways)

Angela Cunningham –Marino

C/- Auckland Council

Private Bag 92300

Auckland 1142

Ph:  266 4729

Mob:  027 504 0884

Email: 

Angela.Cunningham-Marino@aucklandcouncil.govt.nz

Daryl Wrightson

·         Arts, Culture and Events portfolio

·          Community celebration

·        Community identity

·        Neighbourhood gatherings and renewal

·        Event compliance

·        Artistic and cultural service levels

·        Promoting artistic endeavour (particularly among Manurewa youth)

·        Regional arts

·        Producing a music and arts centre for Manurewa

Simeon Brown

·         Recreation Services portfolio

·          Contact Manukau Leisure

Danella McCormick

·         Built and Natural Environment portfolio

·        Restoration of wetlands, streams, and waterways

·        Local priorities in relation to regional environmental management

·        Mangroves

·          Manukau Harbour

Danella McCormick

Shop 3-5, 7 Hill Road
Manurewa, Auckland 2105
Mob:  021 800 593

Email:  Danella.McCormick@aucklandcouncil.govt.nz

Angela Cunningham-Marino

·         Civil Defence Emergency Management portfolio

·        Relationships with the Civil Defence Emergency Management Group

·        Community preparedness, disaster response, relief, and recovery

Other Board Members:

George Hawkins, QSO

30 Lakeside Drive
Papakura, Auckland 2113
Mob:  021 969 4444

Email:  George.Hawkins@aucklandcouncil.govt.nz

Ken Penney

146e Great South Road
Manurewa, Auckland 2012 
Mob:  021 287 2244

Email:  Ken.Penney@aucklandcouncil.govt.nz

 

Daryl Wrightson

Shop 3-5, 7 Hill Road
Manurewa, Auckland 2105
Mob: 021 839 678

Email:  Daryl.Wrightson@aucklandcouncil.govt.nz

 

 


Manurewa Local Board

12 June 2014

 

 

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     Deputation - Opposition to Liquor Outlets - Greer Doidge and Manurewa Intermediate students                                                                                          7

8.2     Deputation - Objection to new off-licence at Clendon - Rhonda Tana          8

8.3     Deputation - Objection to new off-licence at Clendon - Dawn Katipa           8

9          Public Forum                                                                                                                  9

10        Extraordinary Business                                                                                                9

11        Notices of Motion                                                                                                          9

12        Manurewa Ward Councillors Update                                                                        11

13        Manurewa Youth Council Update                                                                              13

14        Portfolio Update                                                                                                           15

15        Chairperson's Update                                                                                                 17

16        Auckland Transport Update – June 2014                                                                 19

17        Infrastructure and Environmental Services Update Report                                   25

18        Manurewa Local Board 2014/2015 Proposed Local Library Renewals                 35

19        Local & Sports Parks Work Programme 2013/14 - Manurewa Local Board         41

20        Manurewa Local Board Community Development, Arts and Culture Work Programme 2014 - 2015                                                                                                                    45

21        Road Naming Approval for a Subdivision by Tamaki Makaurau Community Housing Ltd within the site at 398S Weymouth Road, Weymouth                                              57

22        New Road Names Approval for the subdivision by the Kirkdale Investments Limited at 71 Hadley Wood Drive, Wattle Downs                                                                            63

23        Progressing the Resource Recovery Network in the South                                  67

24        Manurewa Local Board representation on the Manukau Harbour Forum           71

25        Approval of the draft Manurewa Local Board Plan 2014                                        75

26        Manurewa Local Board Plan 2014-2017 hearing dates                                         135

27        Adoption of the Manurewa Local Board Agreement 2014/2015                          137

28        Facility Partnership Fund 2013/14                                                                           157

29        Urgent Decision - Supporting the community in objecting to the new liquor off-licence at Shop 3, 439 Roscommon Road, Clendon, Manurewa                                           159

30        Submission to Auckland Transport on proposed changes to Election Signs Bylaw 2013                                                                                                                                     169

31        Reports Requested - Pending - Issues                                                                   203

32        Manurewa Local Board Achievements Register 2013-2016 Electoral Term      209

33        For Information: Reports referred to the Manurewa Local Board                      215

34        Manurewa Local Board Workshop Notes                                                               217  

35        Consideration of Extraordinary Items 

PUBLIC EXCLUDED

36        Procedural Motion to Exclude the Public                                                               235

C1       Award of Manurewa Local Board Youth Leadership Scholarships 2013-2014  235  

 


1          Welcome

 

The meeting will being with a prayer.

 

 

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 Manurewa Local Board confirm the ordinary minutes of its meeting, held on Thursday, 8 May 2014, 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.

 

At the 8 May 2014 Manurewa Local Baord meeting Ken Penney’s leave of absence was extended to 14 August 2014.

 

 

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

 

8.1       Deputation - Opposition to Liquor Outlets - Greer Doidge and Manurewa Intermediate students

Purpose

1.       Greer Doidge, Deputy Principal, Manurewa Intermediate and 15 students will speak to the board about the work they have been doing in relation to the number of liquor outlets in Manurewa and their objection to the proposed new off-licence at Clendon. 

Executive summary

2.       N/A

 


 

Recommendation/s

That the Manurewa Local Board:

a)      thank Greer Doidge, Deputy Principal, Manurewa Intermediate and the 15 students for their presentation regarding the work they have been doing in relation to the number of liquor outlets in Manurewa and their objection to the proposed new off-licence at Clendon. 

b)      receive the XX letters from the Manurewa Intermediate students expressing concern about the number of liquor outlets in Manurewa.

 

 

 

8.2       Deputation - Objection to new off-licence at Clendon - Rhonda Tana

Purpose

1.       Rhonda Tana wishes to speak to the board about her work in the community in relation to her objection to the proposed new off-licence in Clendon.

Executive summary

2.       N/A

 

Recommendation/s

That the Manurewa Local Board:

a)      thank Rhonda Tana for her presentation regarding her work in the community in relation to her objection to the proposed new off-licence in Clendon.

 

 

 

8.3       Deputation - Objection to new off-licence at Clendon - Dawn Katipa

Purpose

1.       Dawn Katipa wishes to speak to the board about her work in the community in relation to her objection to the proposed new off-licence in Clendon.

Executive summary

2.       N/A

 

Recommendation/s

That the Manurewa Local Board:

a)      thank Dawn Katipa for her presentation regarding her work in the community in relation to her objection to the proposed new off-licence in Clendon.

 

 


 

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.

 


Manurewa Local Board

12 June 2014

 

 

Manurewa Ward Councillors Update

 

File No.: CP2014/10584

 

  

 

Purpose

1.       A period of time (10 minutes) has been set aside for the Manurewa Ward Councillors to have an opportunity to update the Manurewa Local Board on regional matters.

Executive Summary

2.       Nil.

 

Recommendation/s

That the verbal report be received from:

i)        Councillor Calum Penrose regarding:

·   

ii)       Councillor Sir John Walker regarding:

·   

 

 


Manurewa Local Board

12 June 2014

 

 

Manurewa Youth Council Update

 

File No.: CP2014/10587

 

  

 

Purpose

1.       Providing an opportunity for the Manurewa Youth Council to update the Manurewa Local Board on matters they have been involved in over the last month.

Executive Summary

2.       Nil.

 

Recommendation/s

That the report from the Manurewa Youth Council be received.

 

 

Attachments

There are no attachments for this report.    

Signatories

Authors

Lee Manaia - Local Board Democracy Advisor

Authorisers

Rex Hewitt - Relationship Manager

 


Manurewa Local Board

12 June 2014

 

 

Portfolio Update

 

File No.: CP2014/10589

 

  

 

Purpose

1.       Providing an opportunity for Portfolio Leads to update to the Manurewa Local Board on matters they have been involved in over the last month.

Executive Summary

2.       Nil.

 

Recommendation/s

That the Manurewa Local Board

a)         receive the portfolio updates from:

i)       

 

 

Attachments

There are no attachments for this report.    

Signatories

Authors

Lee Manaia - Local Board Democracy Advisor

Authorisers

Rex Hewitt - Relationship Manager

 


Manurewa Local Board

12 June 2014

 

 

Chairperson's Update

 

File No.: CP2014/10591

 

  

 

Purpose

1.       Providing an opportunity for the Chairperson to update the Local Board on issues she has been involved in.

Executive Summary

2.       Nil.

 

Recommendation/s

That the verbal report from the Manurewa Local Board Chairperson be received.

 

 

Attachments

There are no attachments for this report.     

Signatories

Authors

Lee Manaia - Local Board Democracy Advisor

Authorisers

Rex Hewitt - Relationship Manager

 


Manurewa Local Board

12 June 2014

 

 

Auckland Transport Update – June 2014

 

File No.: CP2014/11518

 

  

 

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 Manurewa Local Board and its community; matters of general interest relating to AT activities or the transport sector; and AT media releases for the information of the Board and community.

 

Recommendation/s

That the Manurewa Local Board:

a)      receive the report entitled “Auckland Transport Update – June 2014”.

 

Comments

 

Local Board Transport Capital Fund (LBTCF):

 

3.       The Manurewa Local Board is allocated $593,314 per annum from the Local Board Transport Capital Fund. These funds can be used annually or rolled together to use the full three years’ of funding i.e. $1,779,942 for larger projects.

 

4.       During the 2012/13 financial year the Board left $121,402 uncommitted. This money has been authorized by the Governing Body to be rolled over on a one-time-only basis, giving the Manurewa Local Board a total pool of approximately $1,901,344 available in this electoral term to be utilised on transport projects.

 

5.       Auckland Transport looks forward to working with the Board in developing a programme of work in the town centre with multiple linked components. The Board must spend the total budget by the end of its term, in October 2016, as the Fund may not be rolled over between electoral terms. To ensure that Auckland Transport is able to implement all proposed projects, it is strongly recommended that the Board identify its projects for the LBTCF by the end of the current calendar year.

 

Table 2: Manurewa Local Board project update:

ID#

Project Description

Progress/Current Status

061

Roundabout at Rogers Road and Christmas Road intersection

·    ROC estimated at $50,000

·    FIRM estimate of cost $130,000

Complete.

 

Total Cost = $ 113,985 of the 130,000 approved. $16,015 will be returned to the Manurewa LBTCF budget

 

164

New Footpaths in Manurewa - arterial roads in Wiri

 

$150,000 - Approved. 

 

Work expected to be completed early June.

 

176

Speed advisory driver feedback signage in the following locations:

·    Weymouth Road, Manurewa

·    Alfriston Road, Manurewa

·    Mahia Road, Manurewa

·    Hill Road, Manurewa

·    Charles Prevost Drive

$48,000 - Approved for Construction

 

Consultation has begun with project completion by the end of June. 

 

General Information Items:

 

Parking Strategy consultation

6.       Following on from cluster workshops which were attended by local board members in early-mid May, Auckland Transport has now distributed copies of the Parking Strategy discussion document to elected members and key stakeholder groups, including community organisations.

7.       The discussion document is the first to comprehensively review issues associated with parking region-wide.  Key elements of the discussion document include an analysis of issues associated with the city centre, the city fringe, metropolitan and town centres and residential streets across the region.  There is a clear link to the region’s public transport strategy through consideration of the role of park-and-rides, and the needs of the forthcoming (bus) Frequent Transport Network, and the possibility that the AT HOP card may be able to be used for payment for parking, in some situations.

8.       The discussion document will be made publicly available on-line on 31 May in anticipation of a month-long period of public consultation that will extend until 30 June.  Submissions are expected to be considered during July and August, and then a report made to the September meeting of the Auckland Transport Board.

9.       Auckland Transport is happy to participate in a Board workshop on the Parking Strategy , if the Board would find this helpful in developing its submission.

 

Government Budget announcements on transport

 

10.     Key Auckland transport projects received a boost under the Budget 2014 announced on 15 May through a $375 million interest-free loan to the NZTA.

11.     In his Budget speech, Bill English said the loan would accelerate $815 million worth of  Auckland transport projects.

12.     Transport Minister Gerry Brownlee said the projects would address congestion the country's largest city, improve access to Auckland International Airport and capitalise on the benefits of major roading projects already under way - including the Western Ring Route.

13.     Auckland transport package:

·    Delivery of projects on the Northern Corridor, Southern Corridor and State Highway 20A by 2019/20 ($800 million).

·    Further investigations to determine the preferred scope of the East-West Link over 2014/15 ($10 million).

·    Progression of the Panmure to Pakuranga phase of the Auckland Manukau Eastern Transport Initiative (AMETI) over 2014/15 ($5 million).

 

14.     Northern corridor motorway projects proposed for acceleration:

·    Three-laning State Highway 1 northbound Constellation to Greville

·    State Highway 1/Greville Road Interchange improvements

·    State Highway 1 to State Highway 18 motorway-to-motorway link

·    Benefit-to-cost ratio: 3.8

·    Proposed construction period: 2013/14 -2019/20

·    Expected cost: $450 million.

 

15.     Southern corridor motorway projects proposed for acceleration:

·    Three-laning State Highway 1 southbound Hill Road to Takanini

·    Six-laning State Highway 1 Takanini to Papakura

·    Takanini northbound onramp improvements

·    Takanini Interchange upgrade

·    Four-laning State Highway 1 southbound, State Highway 20 to Hill Road

·    Benefit-to-cost ratio: 6.8

·    Proposed construction period: 2014/15 - 2016/17

·    Expected cost: $210 million.

 

16.     State Highway 20A project:

·    Upgrades State Highway 20A to a motorway standard

·    Benefit-to-cost ratio: 1.7

·    Proposed construction period: 2015/16 - 2017/18

·    Expected cost: $140 million.

 

 

Road Safety Week – Youth Road Safety package

 

17.     For Road Safety Week, Auckland Transport’s Community Transport team delivered two large young driver road safety events.  These events are a part of the on-going support offered to secondary schools through Auckland Transport’s young driver programme.

 

18.     On 19 May, for parents and caregivers of young drivers, clinical psychologist Nigel Latta delivered a presentation offering practical advice on how to support young drivers to develop safer driving skills.  The evening was entertaining and informative, and was attended by approximately 400 parents/caregivers from across Auckland.

 

19.     On 22 May, approximately 600 secondary school students from across Auckland attended the ‘Make it Home Expo’ at the Vodafone Events Centre in Manukau.  The aim of the day was to encourage young people to keep themselves and their friends safe on the road.  There were three components of the day: a dramatised crash scenario; discussion sessions led by experienced youth facilitators; and interactive activities to reinforce learning.

 

20.     Seventeen schools from across the region attended the ‘Make it Home Expo’.  Schools or education centres attending from the South Auckland area were ACG Strathallan, Howick College, Mangere College, Wesley College, Skills Update Takanini, Skills Update Mangere and St Kentigern’s College.

 

 

Election Signs Bylaw to be amended

 

21.     Auckland Transport is proposing changes to its Election Signs Bylaw.  Changes have been based on feedback and the practical experience of the October 2013 local elections and will provide greater clarity and certainty for candidates, political parties and the public.

 

22.     Public submissions on the changes closed on 3 June 2014.  It is expected that any final changes to the Bylaw will be adopted by the end of June, and will be in place in time for the general election in September 2014.


 

23.     The proposed changes include:

a.   the addition of explanatory notes;

b.   allowing temporary closure of public sites that are temporarily unsuitable;

c.   limiting the period that signs on private property can be displayed;

d.   providing a minimum size of signs and their position within approved public sites;

e.   allowing candidates to appear on individual and team signs on the same approved public site;

f.    limiting the number of signs promoting election and referenda issues consistent with signage for candidates, teams and parties;

g.   providing that the contact details of the person responsible for the sign are legible;

h.   minor changes to the bylaw to simplify provisions and update statutory references.

 

24.     A copy of the proposed bylaw amendments may be seen on the Auckland Transport website: www.at.govt.nz/about-us/bylaws

 

Media Releases

 

Record numbers of Aucklanders using Public Transport

 

25.     In March 2014, there was a big jump in the number of people using public transport in Auckland – there were 7.3 million trips, an increase of 4% on March last year.

26.     The year to March also saw strong growth with just over 71 million trips.

27.     Rail continues to be the star performing with more than 11 million trips in the year to March, up 14% on an annual basis.

28.     Auckland Transport Group Manager, Public Transport Mark Lambert says the growth in rail is very pleasing. “The jump in rail numbers reflects the improved on-time performance, integrated ticketing and the renewed interest in rail with the introduction of the electric trains.  March saw a record number of people using Auckland’s train services.”

29.     The first electric trains started on the Onehunga line on 28 April.

30.     The Northern Express bus service also had a record month in March, up 6% for the year.

31.     Other bus services carried 52 million passengers in the year to March, an annual increase of 3%.

32.     Meanwhile, there was an increase of 9% in cycling in March compared to March 2013. The morning peak saw a rise of 20%.

33.     Aucklanders are also using buses, trains and ferries to get to special events in record numbers.  So far this year special event public transport services run by Auckland Transport have carried more than 130,000 people to sports matches, concerts, and other events like Pasifika.

 

New bus shelter designs

 

34.     Auckland Transport is inviting feedback on three new bus shelter designs about to be unveiled in the central city (see Attachment F).

35.     The three shelters being built on Symonds Street are prototypes which Auckland Transport will use to gather feedback from the public.

36.     The new designs will then be adapted for most bus stop locations and gradually be rolled out across the region.

37.     There are currently more than 20 different bus shelter designs across the region, varying in quality and usability.  One of the frustrations for bus users is that many existing shelters that don’t provide adequate weather protection.  Timetable information and comfort could also be improved.

38.     Auckland Transport’s Group Manager Public Transport, Mark Lambert, said “Before we choose a final design or designs, we want to make sure that the shelter is enjoyable and functional from a customer perspective.  It also needs to look good and be cost effective.

39.     “We want to improve our customers’ experience when using public transport.  Improving facilities for passengers waiting for, or transferring onto, buses is an important step in doing that.”

40.     Auckland Transport is also looking at how cycle parking, retail kiosks, and technology might be incorporated into new shelter designs.

41.     The three Symonds Street shelters will be completed by the first week of July.  From 7 July 2014, consultation will open and the public will be able to input into the final design by going to: http://www.at.govt.nz/busshelter

42.     There will also be “ambassadors” on site during the consultation period answering questions and handing out information and feedback forms.  Feedback will close on 22 August 2014.

 

AT HOP Wireless Internet popular with commuters

 

43.     The launch of AT HOP WiFi at railway stations across Auckland on 26 May was an instant hit with commuters, with several hundred people signing on within hours.

·    Auckland Transport, in conjunction with Telecom New Zealand, is initially introducing the WiFi service for eligible registered AT HOP users at 40 train stations on its public transport network.  WiFi is scheduled to be phased onto the network's 14 ferry wharfs and 11 bus terminals over the coming months.

·    Users of the new WiFI service to stations were enthusiastic on Twitter, commenting on the speed and quality of the signal and the value of the service.

·    Some Twitter users asked why WiFi is not also available on trains.  WiFi on trains, buses and ferries is also being reviewed as a possibility in the future by Telecom and Auckland Transport but this will depend on technology.

·    Eligible AT HOP users will be able to access free WiFi with no daily time limit, although a data usage cap of 1GB per day will apply.  Customers without an AT HOP card will be able to connect to the free WiFi service for 10 minutes a day.

·    To connect to the service, customers can log-on using the last seven digits on their AT HOP card, no matter who their current mobile provider is.

·    For more information, or to register your AT HOP card to be eligible for free WiFi visit www.AT.govt.nz/athop

·    Customers 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 Auckland Transport’s website (www.AT.govt.nz/athop) or at the Transport Information Centre, Britomart.  The obligations of Auckland Transport under the AT HOP cards are unsecured.

 

Attachments

There are no attachments for this report.    

Signatories

Authors

Felicity Merrington – Elected Member Relationship Manager (South), Auckland Transport

Authorisers

Jonathan Anyon, Elected Member Relationship Team Manager

 

 

 


Manurewa Local Board

12 June 2014

 

 

Infrastructure and Environmental Services Update Report

 

File No.: CP2014/09188

 

  

 

Purpose

1.       To inform the local board about the activities of the Infrastructure and Environmental Services (I&ES) department during the period from February 2014 to April 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 Manurewa Local Board:

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

 

Discussion

5.       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:

Environment and Heritage

·   Coastline Preservation

·   Clean waterways – Puhinui and Papakura streams

·   Heritage

6.       Local board projects:  I&ES has not been allocated any Manurewa Local Board budgets for delivery in this financial year. Highlights of local activities details has been provided in Attachment A

7.       Local environmental initiatives are also supported through regional funding. Highlights of our regional activities are noted in Table 3 below with additional detail provided in Attachment B.

Unit

Highlights:

Environmental Services

·    The Retrofit Your Home Programme has been selected as a finalist for the EECA Awards 2014.  In 2012/2013 3,211 households took advantage of the Retrofit programme assistance.  So far this year 2,751 households have joined with more applications expected as the colder months approach.

·    The Land and Water Advisory Team are undertaking a water quality investigation at Weymouth Beach to determine where contamination is coming from. It should identify whether local sources (such as the stormwater outlet, birds and dogs) are the main cause of contamination, or if sources from outside of Weymouth Beach are contributing to these water quality issues. A presentation on the interim results was delivered to the board in a portfolio meeting on 15 May. A draft report on the investigation is expected to be completed by the end of June and reported to the board in due course.

Solid Waste

·    The Waste Minimisation and Innovation Fund, small grants (applications less than $5,000), opened for applications on 19 March 2014. The fund was advertised through over 300 emails, a mail out to 474 to stakeholders and in approximately 15 suburban newspapers. Officers received 44 applications and are now working through the eligibility screening. The applications will be assessed over the next few weeks, and the final decisions will be notified to applicants by late June.

Stormwater

·    The stormwater unit has worked closely with the Housing Project Office (HPO) to identify Special Housing Areas (SHA) for the recently announced Tranche 3 areas including developing stormwater management solutions and management plans for existing SHAs.

 

·    Development and delivery of a stormwater NCEA level two and three resource for secondary schools. This resource will allow youth to delve into stormwater issues and work towards sustainability. The resource was developed by council in partnership with schools and the community and it allows students to gain several achievement standards. It is available electronically on council’s website (search ‘secondary schools stormwater ncea’) and contains four editable assessment tasks or activities, including one NZQA approved task, a junior programme, and fun resources to support learning.

 

·    Stormwater capital projects for 2013/14 are progressing as per the final attachment (attachment C) to this report, or as previously reported.

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.

General

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

29

bView

Regional Infrastructure and Environmental Services Activity

31

cView

Stormwater Capital Works Programme

33

     

Signatories

Authors

Mara Bebich - Stakeholder Liasion Manager

Varsha Belwalkar - Stormwater Liaison Advisor

Authorisers

John Dragicevich - Manager Infrastructure and Environmental Services

Rex Hewitt - Relationship Manager

 


Manurewa Local Board

12 June 2014

 

 


Manurewa Local Board

12 June 2014

 

 


Manurewa Local Board

12 June 2014

 

 


Manurewa Local Board

12 June 2014

 

 

Manurewa Local Board 2014/2015 Proposed Local Library Renewals

 

File No.: CP2014/10183

 

  

 

 

Purpose

1.       This report seeks approval from the Manurewa Local Board for proposed 2014/2015 property renewal capital works for Libraries.

Executive summary

2.       The property renewals programme is an annual capital works programme. The programme ensures that each Council facility can operate to the current level of service articulated in the relevant asset management plan.

3.       The Manurewa Local Board proposed property renewals programme for 2014/2015 is detailed in this report as Attachment 1.

4.       In the 2014/2015 financial year, the Manurewa Local Board’s budget for the Libraries property renewal programme is $96,902. 

5.       This budget is more than enough to meet the FY15 library renewals requirements. Libraries recommends that Manurewa Local Board push out the remaining $66,902 to FY16 to fund the renewal of integrated audio-visual equipment at Te Matariki Clendon Library.

6.       A list of all Libraries proposed property renewal projects for all Auckland Council Local Boards for 2014/2015 is provided for your information as Attachment 2. 

 

Recommendation/s

That the Manurewa Local Board:

a)      Receive the Manurewa Local Board 2014/2015 Proposed Property Renewals report

b)      Approves the property renewals programme 2014/2015 for Libraries as listed in Attachment 1

c)      Approves the deferral of the surplus $66,902 budget to the FY16 year, to fund the renewal of integrated audio-visual equipment at Te Matariki Clendon Library

d)      Delegates responsibility to the Manager Assets, Planning and Business - Libraries, to approve any moderate changes to the budget, in the event that there is a variation to identified costs for its property renewals programme

e)      Allows for any project surplus to be held as contingency for other renewals projects included within this report for this board. 

 

 

Comments

 

7.       Investment in this property renewals programme will ensure that Council facilities remain valuable, well-maintained community assets that continue to meet user expectations. Not undertaking timely property renewals will have an undesirable impact on the customer experience and put asset performance at risk, and ultimately increase the cost to maintain the facility.

8.       The property renewals programme is a planned and documented process comprising of seven project management framework phases. These phases are: data collection, feasibility, initiation, planning, execution & transition, closure, and benefits realisation. Local Board sign-off is within the third phase (initiation) of the Property Renewals Programme process.

9.       The property renewals programme process ensures that the proposed work-lists (Attachment 1) have received extensive input and assessment from both property and activity officers.

10.     Should a Local Board Member have any questions regarding any of the proposed renewals works, the Activity Representative is the person that should be contacted in the first instance. The Activity Representative will be happy to answer any questions you have or workshop the renewals list with you if you prefer.

Consideration

Local board views and implications

11.     Council officers are seeking Local Board approval for the proposed Manurewa Local Board property renewals programme for 2014/15. Council officers will report quarterly to the Local Board, including any reduction in project costs, to enable a review of budget options.

Maori impact statement

12.     The Manurewa Local Board 2014/2015 property renewals programme will ensure that all facilities continue to be well-maintained community assets benefiting the local community, including Māori.

Implementation

13.     This work will be implemented as part of the Council Property Department’s usual business practice and delivered in partnership with Libraries.

 

Attachments

No.

Title

Page

aView

Proposed Renewals Programme 2014/2105 - Manurewa

37

bView

Proposed Renewals Programme 2014/2015 Regional

39

     

Signatories

Authors

Kim Taunga - Manager – Local Libraries South

Authorisers

Allison Dobbie - Manager – Libraries and Information

Rex Hewitt - Relationship Manager

 


Manurewa Local Board

12 June 2014

 

 


Manurewa Local Board

12 June 2014

 

 



Manurewa Local Board

12 June 2014

 

 

Local & Sports Parks Work Programme 2013/14 - Manurewa Local Board

 

File No.: CP2014/10414

 

  

Purpose

To present the Manurewa Local & Sports Park work programme for the upcoming financial year July 2014 through to July 2015

Executive summary

1.       The following Local and Sports Parks Budgets are held by the Manurewa Local Board

2.       Local & Sports Parks staff attended a portfolio meeting with the Manurewa Local Board Parks Portfolio Holders on 16 April 2014 to discuss and present the parks budgets for 2014/2015

3.       The budget below outlines funding allocations for Capital Works, Renewals, Maritime Recreation Fund and the Sports Field Capacity Development Fund

Description

Project

FY 2015

FY 2016

FY 2017

CAPEX

Esplanade Development

Manurewa Coastal Walkway 

77,392

105,233

283,392

Neighbourhood Park

St Johns Redoubt, Clendon Community Centre Reserve , Maich Road Teaching Garden

199,887

117,910

131,200

City-Wide Signs and Furniture

Fencing Claims, General requests

56,678

65,334

53,530

Premier Parks Development

Totara Park

91,425

176,866

313,306

Sports Parks Development

Gallaher Park, Jellicoe Park, Mountfort Park

(as per the planning tool)

577,280

59,641

157,440

Mountfort Park Upgrade

Mountfort Park 

(as per the planning tool)   

533,800

10,510

0

Sportsfields - Playing Surfaces

 

0

0

524,800

Car Park and Lighting (Laurie Gibbons Reserve)

 

0

0

0

Riverton Park Reserve

Randwick Park

1,496,408

8,211

0

Erosion Control of the Coastline

 

56,678

164,438

161,638

Streetscape Development

Various streets in Manurewa

97,456

112,056

98,662

Maritime Recreational Fund

To be prioritised by the Local Board

224,684

313,975

107,000

Netball Complex, Community and Events Centre (Manurewa)

Manurewa Netball Complex

2,046,772

682,240

0

LTP Total (Capex)

 

5,458,460

1,816,414

1,830,968

 

 

 

 

 

RENEWAL

Local Parks Car Park

David Nathan Park, Aronia Way, Totara Park

83,044

76,624

178,320

Local Parks Coastal Structures

 

0

0

0

Local Parks Furniture and Fixtures

Carnoustie Drive, Beihlers Esplanade, David Nathan Park, Keith Park

61,192

20,761

41,227

Local Parks Horticultural

Totara Park, stream and esplanade planting

90,154

29,967

37,156

Local Parks Horticultural-Local Street

Various streets in Manurewa

18,533

13,439

19,173

Local Parks Playspace

Mountfort Park, John Walker Park, Play space network survey

121,075

148,626

68,224

Local Parks Public Convenience

 

0

0

0

Local Parks Walkways and Cycleways

Inverell Park, Melleray Park, Wiri Stream, Green Meadows

78,801

165,146

88,166

Sports Parks Car Park

Mountfort Park play space

323,802

104,960

68,224

Sports Parks Furniture and Fixtures

 

29,268

14,085

15,744

Sports Parks Horticultural

Various sites

17,288

14,451

6,701

Sportsfield Renewals

Mountfort Park sand slit renewals

(as per the planning tool)

55,647

68,580

73,472

Sports Parks Playspace

Mountfort Park play space

11,159

85,720

104,884

Sports Parks Structures

 

0

11,546

17,843

Sports Parks Utilities

Mountfort Park design professional services

8,721

120,080

83,968

Streetscape Renewals

 

0

2,203

0

LTP Total (Renewal)

 

898,684

876,188

803,102

 

 

 

 

 

SFCD

SFCD

 

0

0

0

 

 

 

 

 

 

Recommendation/s

That the Manurewa Local Board:

a)      That the Manurewa Local Board receives and endorses the Local & Sports Parks Work Programme for 2014/15 in principle.

b)      That the budget line titled ‘Carpark & Lighting (Laurie Gibbons Reserve)’ is put forward as a recommended deletion.

 

 

Comments

 

4.       This work programme has been developed in accordance with local board plans, asset data systems & open space priorities with considerable input from the Manurewa Local Board park portfolio holders

5.       Any changes to the approved work programme below will require reporting back to the board

Consideration

Local board views and implications

6.       A parks portfolio meeting was held on 16 April 2014 to present and discuss the work programme below in greater detail.

7.       Officers are seeking Local Board endorsement of the proposed work programme. Council officers will report to the local board on progress of the programme through scheduled monthly meetings

Maori impact statement

8.       Parks work programmes ensure that open spaces are enhanced and maintained for the benefit of the community, including Maori. Iwi consultation plays a big part in our project management procedures particularly around capital works projects

Implementation

9.       Following Local Board approval of the work programme, Parks officers will proceed with the implementation of these projects for the 2014/2015 financial year.

 

Attachments

There are no attachments for this report.    

Signatories

Authors

Kristen Ross - Park Advisor, Local and Sports Parks South

Authorisers

Ian Maxwell - Manager Parks, Sports & Recreation

Rex Hewitt - Relationship Manager

 


Manurewa Local Board

12 June 2014

 

 

Manurewa Local Board Community Development, Arts and Culture Work Programme 2014 - 2015

 

File No.: CP2014/11565

 

  

 

 

Purpose

1.       The purpose of this report is to present the Community Development, Arts and Culture (CDAC) 2014 - 15 Manurewa Local Board work programme for approval.

Executive summary

2.       This report provides information to support local boards to make decisions required to approve the CDAC 2014 – 2015 work programme.

3.       The draft CDAC work programme aims to provide a defined work programme of the 2014 – 2015 financial year. They cover the following areas:

·    community development and safety

·    arts and culture

·    events

·    community facilities.

4.       The CDAC work programme for the Manurewa Local Board has been aligned to the following 2011 – 2013 Manurewa Local Board Plan priorities:

·    improving health and well-being

·    neighbourhoods and community safety

·    inclusion

·    environment and heritage.

5.       Local Boards are now being requested to approve the CDAC work programme 2014 – 2015.

 

Recommendation/s

That the Manurewa Local Board:

a)      approves the Community Development, Arts and Culture work programme 2014 – 2015 (Attachment A)

 

i)          delegates responsibility to the portfolio holders to make any final amendments to the CDAC work programme 2014 – 2015

 

b)      approves 2014 - 2015 term grants for the Randwick Community House for $7,953 and Te Whare Awhina for $49,708

 

c)      approves the community lease work plan for 2014 – 2015, Attachment B

 

d)      approves the proposed community facilities capital and renewals work programme 2014 - 2015 as listed in Attachment C

 

(i)      delegates responsibility to the portfolio holders to make any final amendments to the community facilities renewals work programme 2014 - 2015

 

(ii)      delegates responsibility to specified member/s to approve any moderate changes to the budget, in the event that there is a variation to identified costs for this capital and renewals work programme

 

(iii)     asks that council staff report on any reduction in project costs to enable a review of budget options

 

 

Comments

6.       This is the second year of development for the CDAC work programme for local boards. The work programmes for 2014 – 2015 have been developed using a co-ordinated departmental approach. Each CDAC unit has aligned their projects and initiatives to the Auckland Plan directives, the local board plan 2011 – 2013 and the local board draft annual plan priorities.

7.       The CDAC work programmes align to the following 2011 – 2013 Local Board Plan priorities:

·     improving health and well-being

·     neighbourhoods and community safety

·     inclusion

·     environment and heritage.

CDAC recognises that new local board plan outcomes and the Long Term Plan 2015 – 2025 are currently being developed and these outcomes and priorities will be incorporated into the 2015 – 2016 CDAC work programmes.

The CDAC work programme 2014 – 2015 for the Manurewa Local Board (see Attachment A: CDAC - work programme FY15 - Manurewa Local Board) includes the following areas of activity:

·    Community Development and Safety: These projects and programmes aim to deliver a range of social outcomes including capacity building, youth development, local food and gardening initiatives, community funding, youth connections, graffiti vandalism prevention, responsiveness to Maori, local sustainability initiatives, inclusion and community economic development

·    Arts and Culture: This includes the delivery of a range of programmes and centres including: community art programmes, Matariki festival, Nathan Homestead facility and arts events and festivals partnership, funding agreements with arts facilities

·    Events: This will deliver a range of community events including: ANZAC day, community volunteer awards, local civic functions and Puhinui Stream Event, local event funding, event development, local civic functions, and citizenship ceremonies

·    Community Facilities: This includes the provision of community facilities, the marketing and promotion of community facilities, community leasing, providing an integrated booking system, renewals and levels of service, strengthening community led centres, individual community centre programming, social housing and venue hire (see Attachment B and C).

8.       The work programme includes scoped initiatives, the allocation of budgets and established timelines. Local Boards are requested to approve the CDAC work programme for 2014 – 15. CDAC staff will continue to work with relevant portfolio holders and the local board to ensure the finalisation and delivery of these projects and their evaluation. Portfolio holders and the local board will also be consulted on the prioritisation of the community facilities renewal projects and community leases.

 

Consideration

Local board views and implications

9.       The local board is being requested to consider the CDAC 2014 – 2015 work programme, lease work plan and community facilities renewals programme.

Maori impact statement

10.     Improving Maori outcomes is a priority for the region. One of the Auckland Plan targets is to increase targeted support to Maori community development projects. The CDAC work programme deliverables aim to improve well-being among Maori living in the local board area. The focus of this CDAC work programme is to support Maori targeted initiatives such as the Matariki Festival and Maori Responsiveness initiatives.

Implementation

11.     CDAC staff will continue to meet with portfolio holders to provide updates on the work programme and ensure it is progressed in a timely way. The CDAC work programme will be implemented within the annual plan 2014 – 2015 budget.

 

 

Attachments

No.

Title

Page

aView

Attachment A Community Development Arts and Culture - 2014/2015 Work Programme

49

bView

Attachment B Manurewa Local Board Community Facilities Community Lease Workplan 2014/2015

53

cView

Attachment C Manurewa Local Board proposed renewals programme

55

     

Signatories

Authors

Louise Mason - Manager Community Development, Arts and Culture

Authorisers

Louise Mason - Manager Community Development, Arts and Culture

Rex Hewitt - Relationship Manager

 



Manurewa Local Board

12 June 2014

 

 


Manurewa Local Board

12 June 2014

 

 


Manurewa Local Board

12 June 2014

 

 


Manurewa Local Board

12 June 2014

 

 


Manurewa Local Board

12 June 2014

 

 

Attachment B

Manurewa Local Board Community Facilities Community Lease Workplan 2014/2015

 

 

Group

Location

Building Ownership / Ground or Building Lease

Lease Expiry Date

Renewal?

If so, details

Rent Amount

Notes

Category One: Projects that are currently underway and will be reported to Board in due course

Cricket Pavilion

Mountford Park, Weymouth Road, Manurewa

Council

 

 

0.10c pa

Premises being advertised, applications will be brought to Board for review. For use by a sport or recreation group

Manukau Beautification Trust

Holmes Road

Council

 

 

$500 +GST pa

Report to approve sublease to Keep NZ Beautiful and to include piece of carpark in leased area

Netball Manurewa

Dalgety Drive Reserve, Browns Road, Manurewa

Lessee

 

 

0.10c pa

Changes to lease to reflect latest developments

Randwick Park Community Facility & ECE

Randwick Park, Manurewa

 

 

 

n/a yet

To confirm a lease group once built

Tahuri Mai Kohanga Reo

Mountford Park, Sykes Road, Manurewa

Lessee

 

 

0.10c pa

Approval of new site plan covering new build area

Weymouth Rugby Football Club

Weymouth Domain, Gibbons Road, Weymouth

Lessee

30/06/2013

 

0.10c pa

Feasibility Study underway for this park

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Category Two: Leases that have expired, together with other projects, that will be the next focus area for action

Manukau Racing Pigeon Club

Mountford Park, Sykes Road, Manurewa

Lessee

31/12/2010

 

0.10c pa

Have been sent an application pack

All Seasons Community Sports Trust

Gallaher Park, Alfriston Road, Manurewa

Council

30/06/2012

 

$500 +GST pa

Have been sent an application pack

Counties Manukau Sport

Mountford Park, Weymouth Road, Manurewa

Council

30/06/2012

 

$500 +GST pa

Have been sent an application pack

The Girl Guides Assoc - Goodwood Heights

Everglade Drive, Manukau Heights

Lessee

30/09/2012

 

0.10c pa

Have been sent an application pack

Group

Location

Building Ownership / Ground or Bldg Lease

Lease Expiry Date

Renewal?

If so, details

 

Rent Amount

Notes

Manurewa Rugby Football Club Inc.

Mountford Park, Dr Pickering Ave, Manurewa

Council

31/10/2012

 

0.10c pa

Have been sent an application pack

Manurewa Cricket Club

War Memorial Park, Gibbs Road, Manurewa

Lessee

30/06/2013

 

$10 pa

Have been sent an application pack

Tamaki Playcentre Assn – Lupton

7R Lupton Road, Manurewa

Lessee

30/09/2013

 

0.10c pa

Have been sent an application pack

Weymouth Boating Club Inc.

29R Greers Road, Weymouth

Lessee

31/03/2014

 

$10 pa

Have been sent an application pack

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Category Three: Leases and renewals that are due to expire that will be the final focus area for action

Manurewa Table Tennis Club Inc

McVilly Road Reserve

Lessee

30/09/2014

 

0.10c pa

Application pack to be sent

Tamaki Playcentre Assn - Kohiwi

72 Coxhead Road

Lessee

30/06/2015

 

0.10c pa

Application pack to be sent

 


Manurewa Local Board

12 June 2014

 

 



Manurewa Local Board

12 June 2014

 

 

Road Naming Approval for a Subdivision by Tamaki Makaurau Community Housing Ltd within the site at 398S Weymouth Road, Weymouth

 

File No.: CP2014/10476

 

  

 

Purpose

1.       The purpose of this report is to seek approval from the Manurewa Local Board, for a road name for one new road created by way of a staged subdivision at 398S Weymouth Road, Weymouth.

Executive summary

2.       This report outlines the background and assessment of three potential road names proposed by Tamaki Makaurau Community Housing Ltd, (the applicant), at 398S Weymouth Road, Weymouth (consent approved on 20 December 2013 by the Housing Project Office).

3.       The legacy Manukau City Council had an existing road naming policy which sets out the requirements and criteria of the Council for proposed road names. These requirements and criteria are applied in this situation to ensure consistency of road naming in the Manukau area, until a policy is developed for the Auckland Council.

4.       The road name ‘Kohi Kai Place’ is consistent with the road naming policy criteria, and is recommended for approval.

5.       Te Akitai Waiohua iwi was consulted and provided the applicant with road name recommendations. It is recommended that the theme of the proposed name should relate to or be associated with the abundance of food.

 

Recommendation/s

That the Manurewa Local Board pursuant to section 319(j) of the Local Government Act 1974, approves the road name ‘Kohi Kai Place’ proposed by the Applicant, for the road created by a subdivision at 398S Weymouth Road, Weymouth, noting that the name meets the relevant road naming criteria.

 

Discussion

 

Background

 

Applicant:                     Tamaki Makaurau Community Housing Ltd

Site Address:                398S Weymouth Road, Weymouth

Council Reference:      Resource Consent No 43391

 

6.       The legacy Manukau City Council Road Naming Policy allowed the subdivider/developer to suggest to Council their preferred new road names for new roads to be named as a result of subdivision or development.

 

7.       Tamaki Makaurau Community Housing Ltd owns the site at 398S Weymouth Road, Weymouth. The site has an area of 15.908 hectares and is zoned Mixed Housing Suburban and General Costal Marine under the Proposed Auckland Unitary Plan.

 

8.       The Applicant proposes to build approximate 300 community houses on the site. This application is the Phases 1a of Stage 1 subdivision, which involves the subdivision of the southern portion of the site to construct 21 dwellings. The subdivision will be serviced by a new road that comes off the extension of Becker Drive and extensions of two existing roads, Kaimoana Street and Becker Drive. The roads are to be vested in Council. The current road names – ‘Kaimoana Street’ and ‘Becker Drive’ are to be used for the extension of the existing roads. In this case, road name approval is being sought for one new road within the subdivision.  Names for the other new roads are still being decided by the applicant and will come before the Local Board for approval at a later date.

 

9.       The Applicant has proposed the following names:

Road Number

Proposed Road Names and meaning

Road 15

Kohi Kai Place – to gather food (preferred name)

Tamure Place – snapper (alternative name)

Pipi Place – common bivalve (alternative name)

 

10.     The proposed use of ‘Place’ accurately reflects the type of road being named.

 

Decision Marking

11.     The Auckland Council, by way of the Auckland Council Long Term Plan (2012 – 2022), allocated the responsibility for the naming of new roads to Local Boards.

 

12.     The Manurewa Local Board is asked to approve the proposed road name for the new road created by way of subdivision at 398S Weymouth, Weymouth pursuant to Section 319(j) of the Local Government Act 1974.

 

Assessment

13.     The Applicant’s proposed road name has been assessed against the following criteria set out in the legal Manukau City Council road naming policy;

 

Manukau City Council Road Naming Policy Assessment

a)   Not a duplication of names already in current usage in the Auckland region either in spelling or pronunciation;

b)   Brief, melodious and easily and readily pronounced;

c)   Avoids cartographic problems as the length of the name matches the length of the new road;

d)   Being associated with the nature of the environment or have historic or local significance;

e)   Not descriptive;

f)    Not of possessive form;

g)   Has appropriate association with other names in the area;

h)   Not in poor taste or likely to cause offence and;

i)    Suffix for road name is suitable for road layout

 

Proposed New Road Names for Road 15

Road Naming Policy Assessment

Kohi Kai Place (preferred name)

This road name is consistent with the criteria

Tamure Place (alternative name)

This road name is inconsistent with the criteria as this is a duplication of road names already in use within Auckland region.

Pipi Place (alternative name)

This road name is inconsistent with the criteria as this is a duplication of road names already in use within Auckland region.

 

14.     The following proposed road name is considered to be appropriate as these name meet all the criteria of the road naming policy, as such, Council staff support the proposed road name;

Road Number

Proposed Road Name

Road 15

Kohi Kai Place

 

 

15.     Please refer to Figure 1 below showing the location of the new road and the proposed name recommended for approval.

Figure 1: Location of road and proposed name for the subdivision at 398S Weymouth Road, Weymouth

 

Consideration

Local board views and implications

 

16.     The decision sought from the Manurewa Local Board for this report does not trigger any significance policy and is not considered to have any immediate impact on the community.

Maori impact statement

 

17.     The decision sought from the Manurewa Local Board does not adversely affect Maori communities, as the naming of road is not linked to one of Council’s strategic priorities for Maori.

18.     The applicant has initiated consultation with the local iwi to provide them with the opportunity to comment on the proposed road names. Please refer to the below section for the consultation details.

Consultation

 

19.     The applicant has put forward the proposed names to local iwi, Te Akitai Waiohua. An email from the chair of the Te Akitai Waiohua confirming the support of the proposed name ‘Kohi Kai’ was received on 25 May 2014.

 

20.     New Zealand Post and Land Information New Zealand (LINZ) have commented that the proposed name ‘Kohi Kai Place’ is appropriate for the specific road.

 

21.     The cost of processing the approval of the proposed new road name and any installation of road name signage is recoverable in accordance with Council’s Administrative Charges.

 

Legal and Legislative Implications

 

22.     The decision sought from the Manurewa Local Board for this report is not considered to have any legal or legislative impacts.

 

Implementation Issues

 

23.     The HPO Consenting Team is involved in ensuring that appropriate road name signage will be installed accordingly once an approval is obtained for the new road name.

 

Conclusion

24.     The Applicant has supplied one set (one preferred and two alternatives) of road names for the new road to be named. The road name preferred by the Applicant – ‘Kohi Kai Place’ meets the road naming criteria.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Attachments

There are no attachments for this report.    

Signatories

Authors

Jian Chen - Senior Subdivison Advisor

Authorisers

Ree Anderson - Project Director for Housing

Rex Hewitt - Relationship Manager

 


Manurewa Local Board

12 June 2014

 

 

New Road Names Approval for the subdivision by the Kirkdale Investments Limited at 71 Hadley Wood Drive, Wattle Downs

 

File No.: CP2014/10564

 

  

 

Purpose

1.       The purpose of this report is to seek approval from the Manurewa Local Board, for two new road names for two roads created by way of subdivision at 71 Hadley Wood Drive, Wattle Downs.

Executive summary

2.       This report outlines the background and assessment of six potential road names proposed by Kirkdale Investments Limited (the ‘Applicant’) for two new roads created by way of a residential subdivision at 71 Hadley Wood Drive, Wattle Downs.

3.       The legacy Manukau City Council had an existing road naming policy which set out the requirements and criteria of the Council for proposed road names.  These requirements and criteria are applied in this situation to ensure consistency of road naming in the Manukau area, until a policy is developed for the Auckland Council.

4.       Following assessment against the road naming criteria, the road names ‘Tirahou Road’, ‘Creda Road’, ‘Iwinuku Crescent’ and ‘Churston Crescent’ were determined to meet the road naming policy criteria.

5.       Te Akitai Waiohua was consulted and provided the applicant with road name recommendations.

6.       The names ‘Creda Road’ (Road 5) and ‘Iwinuku Cresent’ (Road 6) proposed by the Applicant, are recommended for approval to the Local Board.

 

Recommendation/s

          That the Manurewa Local Board, pursuant to section 319(j) of the Local Government Act 1974, considers for approval of the road names ‘Creda Road’ and ‘Iwinuku Crescent’, proposed by the Applicant, for the new roads created by way of subdivision at 71 Hadley Wood Drive, Manurewa, noting that these names meet the relevant road naming criteria.

 

 

Comments

Background

Applicant:                              Kirkdale Investments Limited

Site Address:                                    71 Hadley Wood Drive, Wattle Downs

Council’s Reference:                        Resource Consent No. 33608 SP10410 (Stage 15)

 

7.       The legacy Manukau City Council Road Naming Policy allowed that where a new road needs to be named as a result of a subdivision or development, the subdivider/developer shall be given the opportunity of suggesting their preferred new road name for Council’s approval.

8.       The residential subdivision will be serviced by new roads that come off Hadley Wood Drive, Wattle Downs. As part of Stage 15, the development will require the creation of two new roads to be vested in Council as well as the extension of an existing road (Turnberry Drive). In this case, road name approval is being sought for the two new roads within the subdivision (Roads 5 and 6).

9.       The Applicant has proposed the following names for consideration for the new roads created as part of the development at 71 Hadley Wood Drive, Manurewa.

 

Road Number

Proposed New Road Name

Road 5

BREAN ROAD (preferred name)

CREDA ROAD (first alternative name)

TIRAHOU ROAD (alternative name)

Road 6

ANSTY CRESCENT (preferred name)

IWINUKU CRESCENT (first alternative name)

CHURSTON CRESCENT (alternative name)

 

10.     Please refer to Figure 1 on the following page showing the location of the new road.

 

Figure 1 - Location of the new road for the subdivision at 71 Hadley Wood Drive, Wattle Downs

11.     These road names were submitted as part of Stage 14 of this development. ‘Iwinuku Crescent’ and ‘Tirahou Road’ were suggested by Te Akitai Waiohua. ‘Iwinuku’ is defined as shifting iwi and ‘Tirahou’ is defined as new group. ‘Brean’, ‘Creda’, ‘Ansty’ and ‘Churston’ are all names of well-known golf courses in England and Scotland.

12.     The proposed suffixes of ‘Crescent’ and ‘Road’ are appropriate as the new roads are general thoroughfare roads.

Decision Making

13.     The Auckland Council, by way of the Auckland Council Long Term Plan (2012 - 2022), allocated the responsibility for the naming of new roads, pursuant to section 319(j) of the Local Government Act 1974, to Local Boards.

Assessment

14.     The Applicant’s proposed road names have been assessed against the following criteria set out in the legacy Manukau City Council road naming policy;

Manukau City Council Road Naming Policy Assessment

(a)   Not a duplication of names already in current usage in the Auckland region either in spelling or pronunciation;

(b)   Brief, melodious and easily and readily pronounced;

(c)   Avoids cartographic problems as the length of the name matches the length of the new road;

(d)   Being associated with the nature of the environment or have historic or local significance

(e)   Being a descriptive;

(f)    Not of possessive form;

(g)   Has appropriate association with other names in the area;

(h)   Not in poor taste or likely to cause offence and;

(i)    Suffix for road name is suitable for road layout

 

15.     Four of the six proposed road names are consistent with the road naming policy (Creda Road, Tirahou Road, Iwinuku Crescent and Churston Crescent). However ‘Brean Road’ is likely to be mispronounced as ‘Bream’, which has been duplicated within the Auckland Region and ‘Ansty Crescent’ has been duplicated in the Auckland Region.

16.     It is considered that the first alternatives names for Roads 5 (Creda Road) and 6 (Iwinuku Crescent) are appropriate as they comply with all the criteria of the road naming policy.

Consideration

Significance of Decision

17.     The decision sought from the Manurewa Local Board for this report does not trigger any significant policy and is not considered to have any immediate impact on the community.

Maori impact statement

18.     The decision sought from the Manurewa Local Board on this report does not adversely affect Maori communities as the naming of roads is not linked to one of Council’s strategic priorities for Maori.

19.     Despite the above, the Applicant has initiated consultation with the local iwi to provide them with the opportunity to comment on the proposed road names and offer alternative road names to be put forward for approval if they wish to do so.

Consultation

20.     The Applicant undertook consultation with Te Akitai Waiohua as mana whenua of the area. Consultation with Te Akitai Waiohua was first initiated in July 2013 and three road names were provided to the applicant in November. Following the completion of Stage 14 and the subsequent application for Stage 15, the Applicant has reproposed two of the three road names originally suggested by Te Akitai Waiohua.

21.     New Zealand Post has been consulted as part of Stage 14 and has indicated no concerns regarding the proposed road names.

Financial and Resourcing Implications

22.     The cost of processing the approval of the proposed new road names and any installation of road name signage is recoverable in accordance with Council’s Administrative Charges.

Legal and Legislative Implications

23.     The decision sought from the Manurewa Local Board for this report is not considered to have any legal or legislative implications.

Implementation

24.     The Southern Resource Consents and Compliance Team is involved in ensuring that appropriate road name signage will be installed accordingly once an approval is obtained for the new road names.

 

Attachments

There are no attachments for this report.    

Signatories

Authors

Gayatri Devi - Resource Consent Administrator

Authorisers

Heather Harris - Manager Resource Consents

Rex Hewitt - Relationship Manager

 


Manurewa Local Board

12 June 2014

 

 

Progressing the Resource Recovery Network in the South

 

File No.: CP2014/10845

 

  

 

 

Purpose

1.       To provide information to five local boards in the south (Howick, Māngere-Ōtāhuhu, Manurewa, Otara-Papatoetoe and Papakura) on a proposed plan and associated costs to progress the establishment of resource recovery in the south.

Executive summary

2.       The establishment of the Resource Recovery Network (RRN) is a long-term initiative of Auckland Council.  The development of the network across all the local board areas will need to be a staged development, in collaboration with community and business stakeholders.  Funding of facilities will require a combination of regional funding, funding from the Waste Minimisation and Innovation Fund as well as other potential partnerships.

3.       A number of local boards in the south have requested further information on how they can support the development of resource recovery facilities in their respective local board areas.

4.       This report sets out the regional context for the RRN under the Waste Management and Minimisation Plan as well as providing information on what action local boards can undertake to progress resource recovery initiatives collectively and in their own areas. It recommends that interested boards include reference to resource recovery as part of broader waste minimisation initiatives in their local board plans.

 

Recommendations

That the Manurewa Local Board:

a)      Receives the Progressing the Resource Recovery Network in the South report.

b)      Considers including reference to resource recovery in its draft local board plan.

 

Comments

 

Background

5.       Auckland Council’s Waste Management and Minimisation Plan (WMMP) and the Draft Low Carbon Action Plan both strongly support the concept of resource recovery. The operational goal of the WMMP is zero waste to landfill by 2040.

6.       In order to achieve the goal of the WMMP, we need to change our current attitude to disposing of waste. It is estimated that at least 30 percent of the 1.2 million tonnes of waste currently going to landfill every year could be reused or recycled. This means Auckland is paying to dispose of at least 360,000 tonnes of wasted materials which could otherwise be used to generate employment and business opportunities by increasing the supply of materials to the recycling sector and operation of resource recovery facilities.

7.       Aiming for zero waste requires a transformational shift to change the default mode from waste disposal to resource recovery. Auckland Council has the ability to drive change by developing infrastructure and systems to maximise resource recovery. This is a large and complex task that will take time and resources to implement, but one that has been firmly endorsed through the WMMP.


 

8.       The RRN will be an Auckland-wide network of purpose designed resource recovery facilities incorporating large commercial focused Resource Recovery Parks (RRPs) connected to smaller locally focused Community Recycling Centres (CRCs) linked through common branding, trading systems and operational procedures. 

9.       CRCs are local facilities that will accept, and in some cases process, reusable and recyclable materials from local households and businesses.  They can vary considerably in size (from 2000m² to a hectare).  The purpose of CRCs is to provide residents and local businesses with a one-stop-shop recycling service where items and materials that cannot be recycled through kerbside recycling collections (including end of life products) can be taken.

10.     CRCs can be operated by social enterprises on a sustainable business model that provides added benefits, such as employment and training opportunities as well as the creation of a creative and social hub in local communities.

Regional Context

11.     A report is currently being prepared for the Governing Body outlining what is required to progress the RRN across the region.  It will outline the strategy, current and planned resource recovery activity, and indicative funding to be included in Council’s Long Term Plan.

12.     The first stage priority for regional funding for the RRN is the redesign and upgrade of four council-owned sites (at Henderson, Waiuku, Devonport and Helensville) as model facilities as well as the development of a site in the central area.  These facilities will be developed as best practice sites, and will provide information on operational and financial implications to guide the establishment of additional facilities. 

13.     The central area site is being supported in the first stage of the RRN development by the three central local boards (Albert-Eden, Puketepapa and Waitemata) have prioritised the establishment of a CRC in their areas through jointly funding a scoping study and a subsequent business case.

14.     The RRN is also being progressed through the Waste Minimisation and Innovation Fund (WMIF) which provides seed funding to community groups and businesses that want to explore options or start projects.

15.     The RRN is a long-term project.  The establishment of the network across all local board areas will need to be a staged development, in collaboration with community and business stakeholders.  Funding of CRCs will require a combination of regional funding, WMIF and other potential partnerships.

Local Board Opportunities for the South

16.     There has been increasing interest in the RRN from local boards in the south and southern communities over the last couple years.  Possible steps for boards to progress the RRN in the south are detailed below.

Step 1:  A Scoping Study

17.     The purpose of a scoping study is to identify:

·    potential sites – these may be new, existing or sites that could be modified;

·    potential players – organisations, businesses, churches

18.     Given the interest from the five southern local boards, a joint scoping study is a sensible option as it allows for costs to be shared. A scoping study identifies what resource recovery initiatives already exist and the potential for additional or new facilities.  Information from the scoping study provides strategic context for developing resource recovery in the south but can also guide future investment from each board.


 

19.     Upon completion of the scoping study, each local board may decide to progress their own approach to developing resource recovery facilities.  For example they may not want to invest further, they may want to support building the capacity of identified local community organisations or they may wish to invest in an operational business plan.

Step 2:  An Operational Business Case

20.     An operational business case could be undertaken by local boards in their own communities.  The business case will identify the pros and cons of particular sites, material flows, catchment areas, financial modelling and social and environmental benefits.

Step 3:  Investment to Progress the Establishment of a CRC

21.     This step would be bringing together an investment package to establish a CRC and could be a combination of regional funding and other potential partnerships.

Consideration

Local board views and implications

22.     This report is in response to interest from a number of local boards in the south in further understanding how to progress resource recovery in their local board areas. In particular, boards have requested further information on required funding.

23.     The Manurewa Local Board have expressed a view that as resource recovery supports implementation of the WMMP, no local funding should be required to progress resource recovery. 

Maori impact statement

24.     There has been engagement with interested Mana Whenua and Māori groups in the Auckland Region on the Resource Recovery Network. 

25.     The Māori Plan for Auckland includes an objective supporting sustainable energy use as part of its manaakitanga strategic direction. Recycling and reuse of materials otherwise destined for landfill support that objective.

Implementation

26.     If the five southern local boards wish to progress with the implementation of a combined scoping study for the establishment of CRCs, the approximate cost would be $50,000.

27.     The cost of an operational business case, which would be board specific, would be approximately $30,000 per local board area.

28.     The information provided from both the scoping study and the operational business case would give each local board information for further investment.

Attachments

There are no attachments for this report.     

Signatories

Authors

Jenny Chilcott - Project Manager Special Community Projects, Solid Waste

Parul Sood – Waste Planning Manager

Authorisers

Ian Stupple – Solid Waste Manager

John Dragicevich – Infrastructure and Environmental Services Manager

Teresa Turner – Relationship Manager 


Manurewa Local Board

12 June 2014

 

 

Manurewa Local Board representation on the Manukau Harbour Forum

 

File No.: CP2014/10291

 

  

 

Purpose

1.   This report seeks approval for an additional Manurewa Local Board representative to share the role on the Manukau Harbour Forum. 

Executive Summary

2.       Manurewa Local Board remains committed to participating in the Manukau Harbour Forum. To facilitate Board representation on the forum, Daryl Wrightson is being nominated as an additional member. Daryl has participated in the first two Manukau Harbour Forum meetings held in 2014. This Report and Recommendation are to formalise this Membership.

 

Recommendation/s

That the Manurewa Local Board:

a)      appoints member Daryl Wrightson in addition to members Angela Dalton, Simeon Brown and Danella McCormick to share the role of Manurewa Local Board representative on the Manukau Harbour Forum.

 

 

Discussion

3.       The Manurewa Local Board at its meeting held on 14 November 2013 resolved as follows:

 

Resolution number MR/2013/1

MOVED by Chairperson AM Dalton, seconded by Member D Wrightson:  

That the Manurewa Local Board:

a)      Agree to re-instate the Manukau Harbour Forum joint committee with the Franklin, Mangere-Otahuhu, Manurewa, Otara-Papatoetoe, Papakura, Puketapapa, Whau, and Waitakere Ranges Local Boards for the 2013-2016 electoral term;

b)      Nominates members Angela Dalton, Simeon Brown and Danella McCormick to share the role of Manurewa Local Board representative on the Manukau Harbour Forum.

CARRIED

 

4.   In 2014, the existing nominated members from Manurewa have not been in a position to attend the Manukau Harbour Forum meetings due to other commitments. Member Daryl Wrightson has participated in the two meetings already held in 2014. This report is to provide the opportunity to formalise the status of Daryl Wrightson as a nominated member of the Forum from Manurewa.

 

5.       Nine Local Boards (Franklin, Mangere-Otahuhu, Manurewa, Maungakiekie-Tamaki, Otara-Papatoetoe, Papakura, Puketapapa, Whau, and Waitakere Ranges Local Boards) together formed the Manukau Harbour Forum with the view to form a means of collective local board advocacy on common issues affecting the Manukau Harbour and the adjacent foreshore.

 

6.       The Manukau Harbour Forum was constituted formally as a joint committee of local boards under standing orders 2.8.1 and 2.8.2 (standing orders 2.8.1 and 2.8.2 enable a local board to appoint a joint committee with another local board or boards). Being a joint committee enables the Forum to conduct business more efficiently, as a local board joint committee can make decisions and provide direction to officers without seeking confirmation and/or ratification from the individual member boards.

 

7.       The Forum is strategic rather than operational and has no budgetary decision-making delegation.

8.       The Forum is made of a member from each of the constituting local boards. The Forum’s most recent business meeting was held in May 2014. The Forum meets every two months, with business meetings and workshops.

9.       The purpose of the Forum is to champion a sustainable management approach for the Manukau Harbour. Over the last two years the Forum has:

·    identified issues, such as mangroves, pacific oysters, coastal erosion, stormwater, recreational access/wharves and Maui Dolphin Sanctuary as high priority;

·    developed a ‘Manukau Harbour Forum Vision and Strategy’, undertaken a comprehensive stocktake of all research pertaining to the Manukau Harbour and catchment, produced a set of maps and a list of stakeholders;

·    received regular updates on marine monitoring within the Manukau Harbour;

·    advocated to central government and Auckland Council (e.g. feedback on the Unitary Plan) on issues affecting the Harbour;

·    identified areas of interest and potential projects that the local boards surrounding the Manukau Harbour could progress jointly. The nine local boards of the Manukau Harbour Forum have collectively allocated almost $19 million to projects associated with the Manukau Harbour in the 2012-22 Long Term Plan.

Consideration

Local Board Views

10.     The Manukau Harbour Forum is a joint committee of the local boards, and a platform for the affected local boards to voice their interests and aspirations for the future of the Manukau Harbour and its adjacent foreshore.

Māori Impact Statement

11.     The Manukau Harbour Forum is a joint committee of the local boards and does not have specific Māori representation.

 

12.     The Māori Responsiveness Framework outlines Māori outcomes in relation to Auckland’s environment. The Manukau Harbour Forum recognises and values the special relationship that Mana Whenua have in relation to the Manukau Harbour and that iwi and hapū are key partners to deliver positive environmental outcomes.

Implementation Issues

13.     Local Board Services provides secretariat services to the Forum.

 


 

Attachments

There are no attachments for this report.     

Signatories

Authors

David Hopkins - Local Board Advisor

Authorisers

Rex Hewitt - Relationship Manager

 


Manurewa Local Board

12 June 2014

 

 

Approval of the draft Manurewa Local Board Plan 2014

 

File No.: CP2014/09769

 

  

 

Purpose

1.       To approve the draft Manurewa Local Board Plan 2014, and the summary document, for public consultation.

Executive summary

2.       Each local board is required to complete a local board plan for adoption by 31 October 2014.

3.       The draft plan is attached to this agenda, along with the summary document, for the local board to approve for community consultation.

4.       Consultation using the special consultative procedure (SCP) is taking place 7 July to 6 August 2014.

 

Recommendation/s

That the Manurewa Local Board:

a)      approve the draft Manurewa  Local Board Plan 2014 for public consultation using the special consultative procedure

b)      approve the draft Manurewa Local Board Plan 2014 summary document

c)      delegate authority to the Manurewa Local Board chairperson to make any minor wording changes that may be necessary for the draft local board plan or summary document.

 

 

Comments

5.       The Local Government (Auckland Council) Act 2009 requires each local board to develop a local board plan every three years. The first local board plan was adopted in 2011. This second local board plan must be adopted by 31 October 2014.

6.       Local board plans are strategic plans for the following three years and beyond. The plans reflect the priorities and preferences of the community. They guide how the local board:

·    makes decisions on local activities and projects

·    provides input into regional strategies and policies

·    works with other agencies that play a key role in the area, including central government agencies and council-controlled organisations.

7.       The plans inform the development of council’s 10-year Long-term Plan. The plans also form the basis for development of the annual local board agreement for the following three financial years.

8.       The local board is required to use the SCP to consult on the draft local board plan. The period for the SCP is 7 July to 6 August 2014.

9.       The SCP requirements include providing a summary of the information in the draft local board plan.


Consideration

10.     The draft plan has been developed by considering a range of strategic issues, as well as the Auckland Plan and other regional strategies and policies.  Community views and advice from subject matters experts has also been important in developing the draft plan.

11.     The draft plan and the summary document will be circulated under separate cover to the elected members and made publicly available on the Auckland Council website.

Summary of community views and strategic issues

12.     The local board talked to the community during February and March 2014. The aim was to reach a wide range of people and encourage input into the draft plan. In particular, the board wanted to target mana whenua, the elderly, disabled and the general public. To do this the board attended public events, ran drop-in sessions and workshops/hui and gave briefings to groups.

13.     This approach resulted in a variety of feedback. It ranged from the more casual conversation or written idea (post-it notes) through to the more considered contribution received at a workshop or via the feedback form. The public events attracted a lot of interest in the local board plan, with the contribution of over 200 ideas. However the majority of feedback came from the drop-in sessions and workshops (over 350 ideas). Over a hundred feedback forms were received, mainly through the traditional hard copy version rather than online.

14.     The community expressed a range of views through this feedback, including concerns about community safety, traffic and transport (including paths and cycle ways). There were many ideas and thoughts about the Manurewa Town Centre, possibly driven in part by holding two drop-in feedback sessions there. The environment, parks, community facilities and improving prospects for young people also featured in the feedback.

15.     Many of these issues are not new and they are reflected in six key themes for the draft local board plan. These themes are:

         i)         creating an attractive and prosperous Manurewa Town Centre;

         ii)        making it easy and safe for people to move around the Manurewa area;

         iii)       ensuring that Manurewa has community facilities and activities for people to use and enjoy;

         iv)       building a strong sense of community

         v)       Protecting our natural heritage

         vi)       building a healthy local economy

        

Local board views and implications

16.     The local board’s views have driven the development of the draft plan attached to this report.

Māori impact statement

17.     The local board plan contributes to improving wellbeing in Māori communities, as well as the community in general.

18.     This draft Manurewa Local Board Plan signals some of the initiatives that the local board would like to work with mana whenua on, and the intent of the local board to continue developing meaningful links with local iwi. Further input from Maori will be sought to inform the final version of this plan.


Implementation

19.     The next steps in the local board plan process are shown below.

 

 

 

Attachments

No.

Title

Page

aView

Manurewa Local Board Plan Mihi

79

bView

Manurewa Local Board Plan generic designed pages

81

cView

Manurewa Local Board Plan content

91

dView

Manurewa Local Board Plan summary document

125

     

Signatories

Authors

John Adams - Senior Local Board Advisor

Authorisers

Karen Lyons - Manager Local Board Services

Rex Hewitt - Relationship Manager

 



Manurewa Local Board

12 June 2014

 

 


Manurewa Local Board

12 June 2014

 

 



Manurewa Local Board

12 June 2014

 

 





Manurewa Local Board

12 June 2014

 

 



Manurewa Local Board

12 June 2014

 

 



Manurewa Local Board

12 June 2014

 

 

Manurewa draft Local Board Plan


·       Contents

 

Message from the Chair 3

Our vision ................................................................................................................................ 4

Our outcomes. 5

How to have your say............................................................................................................ 7

Manurewa Local Board area. 9

About local boards. 11

About local board plans. 11

How we got your feedback................................................................................................. 13

 Manurewa has an attractive, prosperous town centre ................................................. 14

People move easily around Manurewa .......................................................................... 17

Spaces and places that people use and enjoy............................................................... 20

All people are valued and encouraged. 23

Our natural heritage and resources are preserved and nurtured for future generations  26

A healthy local economy. 29

Indicative budget and funding sources. 31

Indicative budget tables. 32

Your Manurewa Local Board members. 34


Message from the Chair

It’s my privilege to present this draft of the next Manurewa Local Board Plan for the community’s feedback and comment. This plan, when finalised following our consultation with you, will form the basis for our decision-making and advocacy for the next three years and beyond. It is based on the aspirations and priorities that you have told us are important to you.

The plan’s outcomes and objectives point to how the local board will prioritise its activities at a local level to build the world’s most liveable city. We can’t do everything. We have had to make choices. This is your chance, as the people and communities of Manurewa, to tell us if we have got it right.

You have been clear about some key priorities so far. You are proud to call Manurewa home, but there are improvements we could make – to our town centre, our levels of safety and our ability to get around for work and play. You want to have parks, buildings and amenities that you can use and which meet your needs, and to improve the water quality in our streams and particularly in the Manukau Harbour. And you want to see our young people supported to succeed.

Over the past three years, the Manurewa Local Board has invested heavily in improvements to our sports parks, open spaces and community buildings so that you can maintain healthy, active lifestyles. We plan to continue that work. We have also advocated strongly for tighter controls and local decision-making for liquor licensing and the sale of psychoactive substances. Last year, we asked our communities for feedback to inform the development of the Proposed Auckland Unitary Plan and made submissions based on that to help ensure the best possible future for Manurewa.

We are committed to continuing this journey with you. In particular, we will strengthen our relationships with mana whenua with interests in the area so that we can better reflect and respond to their aspirations. Our conversations will be ongoing as we strive to make Manurewa a great place to live, work and play.

Please, look at the proposals in this draft plan and take the time to let us know what you think. By working together, we can achieve great things for our community.

Manurewa’s best days are ahead.

 

Angela Dalton

Chair, Manurewa Local Board


Our Vision

Creating the world’s most liveable city at the local level

 

Proud to call Manurewa home

 

Manurewa is a place where people choose to live, work and play. Many locals own or are employed in thriving businesses in the area, while others take the easy commute to nearby commercial and industrial centres such as Takanini, Manukau, Highbrook, East Tāmaki and the airport. Some hop on a train into the CBD from Manurewa’s busy transport hub near the bustling town centre. But all come to live here for the varied lifestyle options and the great sense of community Manurewa has to offer.

We are a diverse group of people. Many of us identify closely with the neighbourhood we live in, but we also connect through our cultural identities, artistic expression and leisure activities. We participate in our many communities in a variety of ways, with volunteering on the increase.

Manurewa is gifted with magnificent parks and open spaces. Community planting projects along our streams and around the harbour’s edge are maturing, providing new habitats for birds and other wildlife. People are able to swim again at Weymouth Beach and collect kaimoana from the shallow waters at low tide. The fish too are returning in greater numbers.

It’s easy to get to where we need to go in Manurewa. Public transport services are frequent and convenient, and we can get to most places without having to take the car. More people are walking and cycling to their destinations, or for leisure and recreation.

More visitors are coming here too. You can see them relaxing in our town centre, fresh off the train or on their way home. A million people come to the Botanic Gardens each year, and to walk and cycle around the harbour’s edge. For many, this leaves a lasting impression of the beauty of our region. They also come to take part in our iconic Puhinui Coastal Ramble and other events that are now held each year.

Manurewa is truly a great place to live and be. We look forward to welcoming you to our place soon!


Our outcomes

The Manurewa Local Board Plan works towards creating the world’s most liveable city at the local level. Creating the world’s most liveable city is the vision of the Auckland Plan. Our local board plan takes into account the outcomes in the 30-year Auckland Plan to help deliver this vision.

Manurewa Local Board Plan Outcomes

 

The Auckland Plan

·    Manurewa has an attractive, prosperous town centre

Manurewa is easy to get to and a great place for shopping or relaxing with friends.

 

·    People move easily around Manurewa

Our walkways, cycleways, roads and public transport connect us all to where we want to go.

 

·    Spaces and places that people use and enjoy

We have lots of opportunities for sporting, leisure, creative and community activity on our doorstep.

 

·    All people are valued and encouraged

People feel welcome and safe here. They enjoy being part of our community, helping and supporting each other.

 

·    Our natural heritage and resources are preserved and nurtured for future generations

We enjoy attractive bush, stream and harbour environments that are healthy and free from litter and pollution.

 

·    A healthy local economy

The Manurewa area supports a range of new and established businesses that provide well-paid employment opportunities for local people.

 

Vision

 

To become the world’s most liveable city

 

 

 

Outcomes

 

 

·    A fair, safe and healthy Auckland

 

 

·    A green Auckland

 

 

·    An Auckland of prosperity and opportunity

 

 

·    A well-connected and accessible Auckland

 

 

 

 

 

·    A beautiful Auckland that is loved by its people

 

 

·    A culturally rich and creative Auckland

 

 

·    A Māori identity that is Auckland’s point of difference in the world


How to have your say

 

This is your opportunity to ensure we hear your views about our draft Local Board Plan. The consultation and submission process is part of the special consultative procedure outlined in the Local Government Act 2002.

Submissions are accepted from Monday 7 July and must be received by 5pm, Wednesday 6 August 2014.

Online

Go to www.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz/haveyoursay and complete the online submission form in the ‘draft local board plans’ section. If you don’t have internet access at home, you can use the internet free of charge at any Auckland Council library.

Email

You can send us your submission form via email. Simply complete the submission form, scan it and send it to localboardplans@aucklandcouncil.govt.nz 

The submission form is also available to download from our website, or you can request a copy at any Auckland Council library, service centre or local board office.

Post

Post your completed submission using the freepost details on the back of your submission form to:

Draft Local Board Plans

Attention: Brina Burden

Auckland Council, Freepost Authority 232621

Auckland 1142

 

Please note: you can attach additional pages to your hardcopy submission if you run out of space for your answers.

In person

You can deliver your submission form in person to your nearest local library, council service centre or local board office. A list of our service centres and contact information can be found at www.shapeauckland.co.nz or by calling us on 09 301 0101.

The closing date for submissions is 5pm on Wednesday 6 August 2014. Please ensure we have your submission before this time, as we will not accept late submissions.

Please note that all submissions will be public documents. However, your contact details will remain private.

 

 

Hearings

Auckland Council provides opportunities for residents to have their say on the council plans that affect them, consistent with legislative requirements. Making an oral submission provides you with the opportunity to reinforce what you have said in your written submission. It also gives your local board representatives the opportunity to clarify any points you have raised in your submission.

When you complete your submission form you’ll need to indicate whether you wish to speak in support of your submission. If you indicate that you do wish to attend a hearing, you will be contacted regarding a time and place for you to speak in support of your submission. Notification may be at short notice and hearings are generally open to the public and the news media.

To request an additional copy of this document or a large print version, or for any other queries, email: localboardplans@aucklandcouncil.govt.nz or call 09 301 0101.


Manurewa Local Board area

Manurewa has a rich cultural history from early Māori settlement to the present, and was well known as a prosperous farming village with its natural resources, plentiful fishing waters and fertile soils. Today, Manurewa is home to a diverse population, many of whom have strong loyalties to the area and have lived here a long time.

At the 2013 census, 82,242 people were living in Manurewa, a 6.5 per cent increase since 2006. Although the population is ageing, Manurewa has one of Auckland’s highest proportions of young people aged under 25.

Key characteristics of Manurewa include a prominent industrial area in Wiri, significant state housing (about 3000 homes) pocketed throughout the area, and leafy coastal suburbs such as Wattle Downs and Weymouth. The local board area also includes the suburbs of Clendon Park, Goodwood Heights, Hill Park, Homai, Leabank, Manurewa Central, Manurewa East, Manurewa South, Manurewa West, Randwick Park, Rata-Vine, The Gardens, Totara Heights and Manukau Heights.

Manurewa is close to the motorway network, rail corridors and the airport. These connections provide ease of access to markets for the area’s industries, which contribute significantly to Auckland’s economy. They also serve Manurewa’s suburbs and enable people to visit and enjoy the regional and local parks on offer.

Manurewa is home to Auckland Botanic Gardens (a regional attraction with more than a million visitors a year), the historic Nathan Homestead, Totara Park (one of Auckland’s hidden gems), a large swimming pool (Ngā Mahi a Rehia), a multi-purpose sports complex at Mountfort Park and the recently upgraded Netball Manurewa Community Events Centre.

 

 


About local boards

Auckland Council has a unique model of local government in New Zealand, comprising the governing body (made up of the mayor and 20 ward councillors) and 21 local boards. The governing body focuses on the big picture and on Auckland-wide issues and decisions.

 

Local boards provide local leadership and make decisions on local issues, activities and facilities, such as local parks, libraries and community halls. Local boards can also fund other organisations through community grants and other funding arrangements, for activities such as events and community programmes.

 

Local boards engage with and represent their communities, provide important local input into Auckland-wide strategies and plans and work with others to build strong communities. Many council activities that are important to local communities are the responsibility of the governing body and council-controlled organisations (including Auckland Transport). Local boards act as champions and advocates for their communities when others have the decision-making role.

 

Local boards also play an important role in delivering at the local level on Auckland Council’s commitment to Māori.

 

Working with Māori

 

Auckland Council is committed to meeting its responsibilities under Te Tiriti o Waitangi/the Treaty of Waitangi and its broader statutory obligations to Māori. As part of this commitment, the Manurewa Local Board is seeking to build stronger relationships with each of the 10 local iwi with ties to our area so that we can work together on matters of shared interest.  This draft Local Board Plan sets out our intention to engage with mana whenua, rangatira ki te rangatira or chief to chief, to share information and work together. It describes some of the projects we may work on and we are keen to explore further opportunities for joint initiatives.

 

About local board plans

This draft plan is about the Manurewa Local Board area. It expresses what we have heard from you.

 

The plan sets the framework that will guide our decision-making and actions for the next three years. It informs the board’s decisions on local activities, and enables us to represent your interests and preferences on regional strategies and plans. It also provides the flexibility to cope with changes that will happen during the next three years. During this time we will continue to work closely with all sectors of our community to understand your ongoing needs, issues and priorities.

Text Box: Local boards in the south – working together
We share many issues and opportunities with our neighbouring local boards in this southern part of the region, including how to plan for more people coming here for new housing and jobs. Manurewa is part of the area covered by the Southern Initiative, which is about improving the quality of life and well-being of local communities in south Auckland. We will work with the other local boards in the south to focus on building strong, safe and healthy communities.
How we got your feedback

Engaging with our communities has been an important part of developing this plan. Over the last three years you have told us your views on many issues as part of the development of a wide range of council plans.

 

In February and March 2014 we gathered more than a thousand ideas from people in Manurewa. We set up stalls in the town centre and at community events so we could ask you for your ideas about how we can make Manurewa an even better place. We heard from young people, the elderly and people with disability. We met with representatives from the 10 iwi groups with ties to this area to discuss some of the things most important to mana whenua.

 

Every idea was put on a post-it note and added to our ideas wall. This produced a huge, colourful tapestry of your aspirations, gracing the walls of our boardroom. We then reviewed all these ideas at a public workshop and identified some strategies for the future. The result is this draft plan. We have worked hard to ensure it reflects your contributions in some way, as well as other feedback.

 

Each of the following sections describes how we plan to achieve results over the next three years. Our conversations with you will continue as we develop your ideas and implement this plan.

 

What else have we considered?

We have looked at a range of other council strategies and policies, as well as documents from other organisations. These all help to provide the setting for place shaping and exploring new opportunities in Manurewa. The documents include:

 

·    The Auckland Plan – a vision for all of Auckland and its people

·    I Am Auckland – Children and Young People’s Strategic Action Plan

·    Positive Ageing Strategy – a Government strategy for improving the well-being of older people

·    The Māori Plan for Tāmaki Makaurau – Independent Māori Statutory Board

·    Thriving Communities – Auckland Council’s three-year action plan for community and social development

·    Aspirations for the World’s Most Liveable, Accessible and Inclusive City – the Auckland Disability Strategic Advisory Group.

 

This plan is our local response to these bigger strategies and to what you have told us so far. Because it’s a draft plan, we know there will be room for improving it and making it more relevant to our communities. We need you to help us do this.


Manurewa has an attractive, prosperous town centre

Manurewa is easy to get to and a great place for shopping or relaxing with friends.

 

The history of the Manurewa Town Centre can be traced to the start of the 20th century when Manurewa’s first shop, a general store, opened in 1908 on Great South Road. Today there are more than 260 businesses in the town centre, which includes Southmall, one of New Zealand’s early shopping malls. In recent years, the town centre has struggled to remain an attractive place to visit and shop, as exciting new centres have opened within easy reach.

Making the town centre the heart of our community once again will be a major focus for the local board over the three years of this plan. You have told us that you would like things to change in our town centre; you want it upgraded and made safer. The Manurewa Business Association and town centre management are already working hard to make positive changes. We will continue to support that effort and lay the foundations for the prosperous future envisaged in the Auckland Plan.

Town centre planning

In 2003 the former Manukau City Council developed a concept plan for Manurewa Town Centre to guide its growth and revitalisation for the next 30 to 40 years. The plan had substantial input from communities, businesses, residents and iwi. It included such key features as a new rail station, parks and green space network, employment opportunities, community and youth facilities, housing choices, civic spaces and a mix of activity.

More recently, in 2012, the Auckland Plan identified the Manurewa area as having potential for significant population growth, with the town centre as a local hub for our communities. It suggests a variety of housing options close to the centre, with a range of convenience and specialty shops, business services and community facilities. Frequent public transport would connect the town centre to our outlying neighbourhoods and other areas.

It’s important we manage this anticipated growth well and plan for the infrastructure needed to support it. To achieve this, we will draw the threads of these existing plans together and, working with our communities, local businesses and other organisations, create an updated masterplan for the town centre. This plan will guide development and help the centre respond to population growth so it can once again become a great place to shop, work, live and play.

Safety, security, look and feel

You are concerned about safety and security. A vibrant town centre must be a safe place for everybody to visit. To help achieve this we have funded the installation and operation of CCTV cameras in the town centre and will continue to support measures making it safe for people to visit and shop. The look and feel of the town centre is also important to you, which means the area needs to be well maintained and free of litter. We will work with police, business owners and local people to implement further initiatives to make the centre safer, tidier and more welcoming.

Transport and convenience

We want a town centre that is easy to visit, convenient and accessible. To achieve this we need to ensure it is well connected to our neighbourhoods by public transport, safe paths and cycleways. Plenty of convenient parking is also important.

We are planning to link more cycleways into the town centre and to improve our footpaths to make them safe for everyone to use. From 2015 a new train and bus timetable will link public transport services together better, meaning you will be able to come into the town centre from Randwick Park or Weymouth and go beyond much more easily and conveniently.

Facilities and activities

People and community are the heartbeat of a successful town centre, which complements the shopping with facilities and activities that encourage people to visit and linger. We will join with businesses and communities to develop ideas for facilities and activities that will support and showcase the rich and diverse culture and talent in our local area.

 

 

Funding options

To make immediate and medium-term improvements, we will set aside funding to improve safety, provide entertainment and activities, and change the look and feel of the town centre. We will do this by reprioritising our budgets to focus on this important area. A revised plan for the town centre, to guide development over the longer term, will also be funded this way.

We will use money from our Auckland Transport capital transport fund to improve footpaths and cycleways in the town centre and leading to it.

 


 

Manurewa has an attractive, prosperous town centre

Manurewa is easy to get to and a great place for shopping or relaxing with friends.

What we want to achieve

Key initiatives

Local board role

Other key agencies

Potential cost

Funding status

Create a centre where people choose to live, work and play

Refresh the vision and redesign Manurewa Town Centre

Decision-maker, partnership

Auckland Transport, Manurewa Business Improvement District, local businesses

Not funded

Create a programme of events and entertainment for the town centre

Decision-maker, provides funding

Manurewa Business Association, community groups

$20,000

annually

Part funded

Develop further programmes to make the town centre a safe place to be

Decision-maker, provides funding

Manurewa Business Association

$10,000

annually

Part funded

Connect our neighbourhoods to Manurewa Town Centre

Improve our paths and connect our cycleways to, in and around the town centre

Decision-maker, provides funding

Auckland Transport

$20,000

annually

Funded


People move easily around Manurewa

Our walkways, cycleways, roads and public transport connect us all to where we want to go.

 

Traffic and transport-related matters continue to be a high priority for people in Manurewa. You have told us you want a connected community where you can get to where you want to go easily, safely and without delay. And you would like sometimes to walk, cycle or catch a bus or a train. Those of us who are elderly or have a disability want to be able to travel around our beautiful suburb with ease and grace. We also need to be sure the transport options can cope with our increasing population.

Over the three years of this new plan and beyond, the Manurewa Local Board will focus on making this happen. Our projects will support the Auckland Plan goal to “create better connections and accessibility within Auckland, across New Zealand and around the world”.

Public transport

 

From 2015 a new bus and train timetable with more frequent and joined-up services will make it easier for us to take public transport and leave our cars at home. This will help keep the roads freer, even when we have more people living in Manurewa. For this reason, we will push Auckland Transport to keep Te Mahia train station open as we believe it is a critical part of Manurewa’s transport network of the future. You said our public transport facilities could be better, so we plan to invest more in bus shelters, with cycle lockers, CCTV and public toilets at train stations, to improve convenience and safety.

 

Roads

 

Congestion and safety on our roads is a concern for you. Many of us have experienced the long waits to get onto the motorway at Takanini in the mornings, perhaps the queues along Hill Road or the crush on the Great South Road in the afternoons. These problems will increase as our population grows and we need to act now.

 

We will press Auckland Transport (and the New Zealand Transport Agency) to bring forward planning to address these concerns. In particular we will stress the urgency of the Takanini interchange upgrade, improvements to rail crossings at Walters and Manuroa roads and an east/west flyover link from Spartan Road to the motorway at Takanini. All of these will ease present and future problems on Great South Road and Hill Road, including the increasing incidence of heavy vehicles on our suburban streets and through the town centre. Making progress on the Mill Road corridor is also important.

Paths and cycleways

 

Manurewa is well served by a network of paths and walkways. However, they are not all easy to use for many of you. We will work with people who are concerned about this to progressively improve our footpaths so they can be used safely by everybody. We will start with footpaths in and around our town centre and leading to it.

 

We also plan to extend the network of cycleways and paths around our foreshores, past the beaches and headlands and through our parks. Most importantly, we will connect these up and link them to the cycleways on our roads, and our train stations at Te Mahia, Manurewa and Homai, to make it easier and safer to get around Manurewa by walking or cycling.

 

Funding options

Roads and public transport are provided and funded by the council through Auckland Transport, and central government through the New Zealand Transport Agency.

We will:

·    use our capital transport fund from Auckland Transport to improve public transport facilities, footpaths and cycleways

·    set aside funding to produce a transport map of Manurewa

·    use part of our funding for parks to connect up the paths and cycleway network around the harbour.

 

People move easily around Manurewa

Our walkways, cycleways, roads and public transport connect us all to where we want to go.

What we want to achieve

Key initiatives

Local board role

Other key agencies

Potential cost

Funding status

Manurewa is an easily accessible area

Improve and maintain footpaths to meet the needs of everyone

 

 

Decision-maker, provides funding

Auckland Transport

$50,000

annually

Funded

Increased use of buses, trains, cycles and walking by everyone

Install bus shelters, with cycle lockers, CCTV and public toilets at train stations

 

Decision-maker, provides funding

Auckland Transport

$100,000

annually

Funded

Produce a transport map for Manurewa

 

 

Decision-maker, provides funding

 

Auckland Transport

Not funded

Improved safety and capacity of roads and intersections

Identify and improve roads and intersections where there are ongoing safety concerns

Decision-maker, advocacy

Auckland Transport, New Zealand Transport Agency

 

Funded

Safe, joined-up cycling and walking routes

Complete the Manukau Harbour coastal path and cycleway

Decision-maker,

provides funding

 

Part funded


Spaces and places that people use and enjoy

We have lots of opportunities for sporting, leisure, creative and community activity on our doorstep.

 

Community centres, parks and sports club buildings encourage participation and connection, and enhance the sense of well-being in communities, helping to maintain mental and physical health.

Through the first local board plan, we invested heavily in new sports and community facilities, especially at Netball Manurewa and Riverton Reserve in Randwick Park. Development of playing facilities at Mountfort Park has also been a priority and this will continue during the next three years. We were (and still are) particularly keen to make it easier for young people to get active and involved, in safe places that are easy to get to. We also want to ensure our places and venues are affordable and accessible, and of a quality matching that of others in the region.

This is something we will continue to focus on over the next three years. We will seek to improve or replace existing facilities to make sure they meet the needs of current residents. We will also try to anticipate the pressures that population growth will bring, as new community facilities will need to be planned for.

In a tight financial environment, we will have to plan prudently and prioritise what we do and when. You have identified some key projects that are important to you and there are some which we believe could better serve the interests of our community. For many of these projects, we may need to find funding partners to make them happen.

It’s important that each of our buildings and public spaces can be easily accessed by all members of our community. We will continue to advocate for the provision of free access for everyone to public swimming pools. Over the next three years we aim to work with our communities to become an accessible local board area where everyone can travel around and enjoy our facilities.

As well as the big projects, you have told us of many other things that would make our places and spaces more useful and enjoyable. These include public art, more outdoor exercise equipment, rubbish bins and public toilets. We will ask our communities for further ideas and incorporate them as funding allows.

We will also continue to improve access to the harbour at key points for recreation, through a strategic programme of mangrove removal that ensures we keep enough of the mangrove forest to preserve our marine environment.

Our heritage

Looking to the future, we need to ensure we conserve important elements of our past for generations to come, so they can learn about and enjoy them. We will do this by working with mana whenua with interests in the area and local heritage people to identify buildings, structures and places of importance. We will then make plans to save and, if necessary, restore them.


 

Our facilities

Nathan Homestead

In early 2014 a study was completed to help us chart a course for the future of this important local landmark. We want to ensure the building is maintained as a heritage asset while continuing to serve as a venue for community arts programmes. Options are still being considered, but it’s likely the board will want to invest in changes to secure a bright future for Nathan Homestead.

Performance arts centre

While we are developing a range of community and sports buildings throughout Manurewa, you have identified the need for a small community performance arts venue where locally grown talent and artists can practise and perform. We know we have a large talent pool and would like to provide a facility to help nurture and showcase this. We intend to join with local performing arts communities, our young people and others to determine what this would look like, where it would best be located and how much we would need to invest to build it.

Local sports parks

We would like to develop plans to upgrade or rebuild the sports buildings on Weymouth Park, War Memorial Park and Gallaher Park. There is potential for multi-use sports and community buildings at these sites so that we get the most out of our investment. However, we need to explore the needs and aspirations of the clubs using these venues and talk with local communities. We plan to start this process to inform the 10-year plan.

 

Funding options

To achieve our aspirations for improved facilities in Manurewa, we will need to prioritise our investment over the 10 years of the council’s long-term plan. We will also need to explore possibilities for partnership funding, similar to the way development at the Netball Manurewa Community Events Centre has been funded. This may mean some projects are deferred beyond the three-year period of this local board plan.

 

 

Spaces and places that people use and enjoy

We have lots of opportunities for sporting, leisure, creative and community activity on our doorstep.

What we want to achieve

Key initiatives

Local board role

Other key agencies

Potential cost

Funding status

Local heritage sites are recognised and protected

 

Work with mana whenua to identify significant heritage sites

Partnership, provides funding

Mana whenua

$10,000

annually

Not funded

Ensure there are places to gather, play and create that support people’s needs

Restore Nathan Homestead as a community arts and function centre

Decision-maker, provides funding

 

Not funded

Build a new performance arts centre for Manurewa

Decision-maker, provides funding

 

Not funded

People are able to take part in a range of activities

Develop multi-use sport and community buildings at Memorial, Weymouth and Gallaher parks

Decision-maker, provides funding

 

Not funded


All people are valued and encouraged

People feel welcome and safe here. They enjoy being part of our community, helping and supporting each other.

 

Manurewa is made up of many diverse communities. They include people whose families have been in the district for a long time, as well as newcomers who chose to make their home in this attractive area. People express their sense of community through their heritage and background, or participation in sporting and cultural activities. They also identify as being from the areas they live in, such as Weymouth, Clendon or Wattle Downs.

All of this contributes to our sense of belonging. The more people are able to participate, and be active, within our communities, the stronger and more resilient our area as a whole.

We have mentioned elsewhere in this plan the importance of having places and spaces for people to enjoy a variety of sporting, cultural, artistic or community activities. It is also important that people in our communities are able to express and fulfil their own needs and aspirations.

Manurewa is fortunate to have strong leadership within its many communities. This exists in our neighbourhoods, as well as through our many ethnic communities, churches, sporting clubs and interest groups. And leadership can be seen in the work of local iwi, the Manurewa marae and many other Māori kaupapa-based organisations.

Over the next three years, we will work with our many community leaders in their efforts to make Manurewa a better, safer, more connected place to live. We will do this by supporting and investing in a community-led planning approach, encouraging people to decide what’s important for them and finding ways to make it happen.

Our relationships with Māori

 

Māori have a special relationship with the Manurewa area. There are 10 iwi with interests covering Manurewa and significant numbers of Māori live here. The Manurewa marae provides a focal point for, and services to, Māori in the area. We are keen to join with local iwi and the Manurewa marae to support initiatives that will further the aspirations of Māori.

Advancing our young people

 

Statistics from the last census show that more than a quarter (27 per cent) of Manurewa’s population is aged under 15 (20.9 per cent for the whole region). The median age for our area is 29.8 years, one of the youngest of all local board areas. Young people have an important voice in informing our decision-making and in delivering on the priority elements of this plan.

We will continue to support the Manurewa Youth Council so that our rangatahi are actively engaged in matters that interest them. We will also fund the Manurewa Youth Scholarships to support young people to develop their leadership skills and attain higher education qualifications.

Community safety

 

Safety is a key element in people’s enjoyment of and connection to the places in which we live, work and play. You told us you want more control over places that sell alcohol and legal highs, and freedom from the threat of violence and criminal activity. We also need to respond and look after each other during civil defence emergencies. Improving overall safety in our communities is a major focus for all of us and we will join with the police and others to help ensure people feel safe as they move about our area.

 

We will also maintain our advocacy for reducing the number of alcohol outlets in our area and for strict controls on the sale of psychoactive substances.

Celebration

 

Our diversity enriches us. We are proud to be home to large Māori and Pacific Island populations and a high proportion of people of Asian descent. Hindi is the third most spoken language in Manurewa, behind English and Samoan and just ahead of te reo. Our mix of backgrounds and cultures is reflected in the faces of our community every day. We welcome opportunities to meet and know people from many diverse backgrounds. It contributes to Manurewa’s greatest asset, its people. 

 

It is important that our people are able to celebrate and showcase their cultural heritage in ways we can all honour, respect and enjoy. The local board supports a number of community events each year that provide this opportunity and will explore more ways to reflect and celebrate who we are as communities.

 

 

An accessible local board area

We are committed to Manurewa becoming an accessible area for people of all abilities, ages and cultures to enjoy and connect with the opportunities we offer. We support the goals of the Government’s Positive Ageing Strategy to improve opportunities for older people to be a part of our community in the ways they want.

 

 

Funding options

During the period of this plan, we will prioritise additional funding to support community leadership, celebration and safety. To do this, we will have to reduce funding to activities that are no longer as important or effective in achieving our objectives.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

All people are valued and encouraged

People feel welcome and safe here. They enjoy being part of our community, helping and supporting each other.

What we want to achieve

Key initiatives

Local board role

Other key agencies

Potential cost

Funding status

Communities have strong leadership, with the support they need

Identify and support community-led projects

Decision-maker, provides funding

 

$20,000

annually

Not funded

Communities are prepared for civil defence emergencies

Support neighbourhood emergency response groups

Decision-maker, provides funding

 

$10,000

annually

Not funded

There are opportunities for artistic and cultural pursuits

Develop new events that celebrate who we are

Decision-maker, provides funding

 

$40,000

annually

Part funded


Our natural heritage and resources are preserved and nurtured for future generations

We enjoy attractive bush, stream and harbour environments that are healthy and free from litter and pollution.

 

Manurewa is blessed with great open spaces, three significant freshwater streams and the Manukau Harbour on our doorstep. However, we haven’t always treated our natural heritage with the respect required if it is to sustain us and our lifestyles into the future. We need to be mindful of this as we face up to the challenges of housing more people in our area.

To carry us forward, we will seek advice from mana whenua as kaitiaki, along with others with specialist knowledge, to develop projects and practices that will reverse some of the impacts of our development and urbanisation, and protect what we have for future generations. We will also seek to identify natural heritage areas worthy of protection and restoration.

Our streams and harbour

 

Our freshwater streams – the Puhinui, Waimahia and Papakura – play a significant role in the condition of the harbour and are important to our environment. You have told us you want to be able to fish and gather sea food safely in the harbour. And you want water quality improved so you can swim again at Weymouth Beach.

Over the next three years, we will explore ways with mana whenua to improve the water quality of our streams and harbour. We will support community planting projects to help reduce sedimentation and contamination flowing into our streams and harbour. Through the Manukau Harbour Forum, we will work with the eight other local boards around the Manukau’s shores to deliver the forum’s vision and strategy to improve the health of the harbour.

Manukau Harbour Forum vision

The Manukau Harbour is recognised and valued as a significant cultural, ecological and economic asset, and through integrated management has a rich and diverse marine and terrestrial environment that is able to be enjoyed by all.

 

Our parks and open spaces

 

Some of the most precious parts of Manurewa’s environment are protected in the Auckland Botanic Gardens, Tōtara Park and the remaining stands of bush in and around Hill Park. Our sports and neighbourhood parks also play an important role. The trees and the life they support provide valuable environmental services for us all.

We will continue to invest in the restoration programme of planting that has started along the upper reaches of the Puhinui Stream in Tōtara Park. And we will investigate ways to restore and maintain the natural environment of our other parks and open spaces too.

 

 

Waste minimisation

 

The Auckland Plan includes a goal of zero waste by 2040. Waste costs us all – the individual, the community and the environment. Some big steps to reduce waste are being implemented during the life of this Local Board Plan and we are working to find ways to help with this in Manurewa. For example, composting green waste can support our gardens and reduce the amount we throw away.

 

Our inorganic waste collections are changing to a system of arranging pick-ups of inorganic rubbish from properties. The emphasis is on recovering and diverting as much waste as possible from landfill. A key focus of the council’s Waste Management and Minimisation Plan is to help develop a recycling network. In line with this plan we are joining with other local boards across the south of Auckland to develop community recycling centres. These centres will be part of a resource recovery network, where we can take our inorganic waste to be recycled and reused.

 

Funding options

To improve and protect our environment, we will:

·    set aside funding for projects that protect, enhance and restore our significant natural areas, including our streams and the Manukau Harbour

·    join with other local boards in the south to share the cost of establishing a resource recovery network.

 

 

Our natural heritage and resources are preserved and nurtured for future generations

We enjoy attractive bush, stream and harbour environments that are healthy and free from litter and pollution.

What we want to achieve

Key initiatives

Local board role

Other key agencies

Potential cost

Funding status

The health of the Manukau Harbour is improved

 

Establish a project with mana whenua to improve water quality

Partnership, provides funding

Mana whenua

$30,000

annually

Not funded

Our freshwater streams, bush areas and wildlife habitats are restored and protected

Progress the Tōtara Park and other community planting projects

Decision-maker, provides funding

 

Part funded

 

Work with mana whenua to protect important natural heritage sites

Partnership, provides funding

 

Mana whenua

$10,000

Not funded

Reduce the amount of waste taken to landfill from Manurewa each year

Establish a recycling network

Decision-maker, provides funding

 

Not funded


A healthy local economy

The Manurewa area supports a range of established and new enterprises that provide well-paid employment opportunities for local people.

 

The Manurewa economy has grown consistently over the past 10 years, exceeding the Auckland region’s rate for the same period. We have about 4000 local businesses employing about 20,000 people. Our two major employment areas, Wiri and the town centre, together provide work for just over 8500 people. Our key industries are manufacturing, heavy and civil engineering and road transport and many people are employed in healthcare, education and retail.

To continue to provide local opportunities for employment as our population grows, it is important we attract new businesses to our area and retain them. Manurewa is ideally located with good transport links to local, national and international markets. Over the next three years, we will continue to work closely with our business associations and Auckland Tourism, Events and Economic Development (ATEED) to bring new businesses to Manurewa.

Education and training

 

While the number of adults in Manurewa with a formal qualification rose from 66.1 per cent in 2006 to 71.8 per cent in 2013, the proportion of adults in employment has declined (from 61 per cent to 54.8 per cent) and the median income is still relatively low.

Qualifications and well-developed skills relevant to business needs help make people more employable and resilient to changes in the employment market. To help local people into sustainable employment, we will work with local employers, schools, training providers and education institutions to improve opportunities for people to gain qualifications and have their skills recognised.

Young people into employment

 

Many of our young people leave school without a basic level qualification (41 per cent without NCEA Level 2 in 2012) and many struggle to find jobs. Our unemployment rate for young people in the 2013 census was 28.9 per cent, higher than the regional average.

You told us it was important to help young people get jobs and to provide more hands-on training and trade apprenticeships. Over the next three years, we will focus on improving outcomes for those young people without qualifications and not in employment, training or other positive activity. We plan to work with schools, employers, training and education providers and others to ensure all young people in our area have the opportunity to find meaningful pathways after leaving school. We will also continue to provide scholarships for young people with leadership potential.

To help guide our support for initiatives to keep our economy thriving, we will develop and implement a local economic development action plan.

 

 

 

Funding options

To improve employment outcomes for our young people and help ensure more local employment opportunities for everyone, we will:

·    set aside funding for a local economic development action plan and its implementation

·    partner with local businesses, schools and training providers that could provide opportunities and contribute additional funding

·    continue the targeted rate on Manurewa Town Centre and Wiri businesses to fund the Business Improvement District programme and invest a further $30,000 a year to help implement the districts’ strategic plans.

 

 

 

A healthy local economy

The Manurewa area supports a range of established and new enterprises that provide well-paid employment opportunities for local people.

What we want to achieve

Key initiatives

Local board role

Other key agencies

Potential cost

Funding status

The local economy continues to grow and new businesses locate here

Support the Wiri and Manurewa business improvement districts to implement their business plans

Decision-maker, provides funding

ATEED

$30,000

annually

Not funded

Develop and implement a local economic development action plan

Decision-maker, provides funding

 

$25,000

annually

Not funded

More young people are engaged in education, training or employment

Support young people into positive pathways after leaving school

Partnership, provides funding

 

$40,000

annually

Not funded


Indicative budget and funding sources

 

In each of our draft local board plan outcomes we include a list of key initiatives to deliver the outcome. Some of these initiatives are funded in the council’s Long-term Plan (LTP) for 2012-2022. The remaining initiatives are not currently funded.

There are a number of ways that local board activities can be funded:

·    general rate funding. The governing body decides on the share of general rate funding provided to local boards. The governing body also makes decisions on investment in new facilities and major upgrades of facilities

·    by reprioritising our budget to either delay or cut existing projects and activities

·    by the local board proposing that the governing body sets a targeted rate in the local area

·    through fees and charges paid by users of our facilities

·    by leveraging involvement of other partners such as the private sector and other public sector agencies.

We will be prioritising which projects we put forward for funding in the next draft LTP. Your views on the initiatives in this draft local board plan are important in helping us prioritise projects.

The indicative budget for the three years from July 2015 to June 2018 is set out on the following pages. When reading this budget it is important to note that the local board’s actual budget will look quite different over the next three years for a number of reasons.

·    The council is starting to prepare the next draft LTP for 2015-2025. This includes a review of funding for all projects. This may affect some local board projects that are currently funded.

·    How local boards are funded is also being reviewed. Decisions on this are due in August.

·    The budget is indicative only. It does not contain all of the detailed projects or activities that the local board may carry out over the next three years. These will be developed as part of the local board agreement that is part of the council’s annual plan for each financial year.

·    The local board’s actual budget for each year, including how it is funded, is subject to agreement with the governing body as part of the discussion on the annual local board agreement.


Indicative budget tables

 

Budget

Budget

Budget

$000

2015/2016*

2016/2017*

2017/2018*

Financial year ending 30 June

 

 

 

OPERATING EXPENDITURE

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Local arts, culture and events services

 

 

 

 Local arts and culture initiatives

160

163

169

 Local arts and culture facilities

272

268

279

 Local events

384

346

391

Total local arts, culture and events services

816

777

839

 

 

 

 

Local built and natural environment

 

 

 

 Local environment and heritage protection

26

23

8

Total local built and natural environment

26

23

8

 

 

 

 

Local community services

 

 

 

 Local community development initiatives

395

393

406

 Local community facilities

223

224

239

 Local community safety initiatives

162

170

180

Total local community services

780

787

825

 

 

 

 

Local economic development

 

 

 

 Local business area planning and development

468

504

619

 Local street environment and town centres

79

215

101

Total local economic development

547

719

720

 

 

 

 

Local governance

 

 

 

 Local planning, policy and governance

1,764

1,803

1,932

Total local governance

1,764

1,803

1,932

 

 

 

 

Local libraries

 

 

 

 Local library facilities and services

2,342

2,393

2,514

Total local libraries

2,342

2,393

2,514

 

 

 

 

Local parks services

 

 

 

 Local parks

6,230

6,628

7,045

Total local parks services

6,230

6,628

7,045

 

 

 

 

Local recreation services

 

 

 

 Local recreation initiatives and facilities

3,292

3,440

3,614

Total local recreation services

3,292

3,440

3,614

 

 

 

 

Total operating expenditure allocated

15,797

16,570

17,497

* This is the net cost of service. This means the difference between the revenue and operating expenditure for each activity.


  

Budget

Budget

Budget

 

$000

2015/2016

2016/2017

2017/2018

 

Financial year ending 30 June

 

 

 

 

CAPITAL EXPENDITURE

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Local arts, culture and events services

 

 

 

 

 Local arts and culture initiatives

0

0

0

 

 Local arts and culture facilities

0

0

0

 

 Local events

0

0

0

 

Total local arts, culture and events services

0

0

0

 

 

 

 

 

 

Local built and natural environment

 

 

 

 

 Local environment and heritage protection

0

0

0

 

Total local built and natural environment

0

0

0

 

 

 

 

 

 

Local community services

 

 

 

 

 Local community development initiatives

0

0

0

 

 Local community facilities

96

118

119

 

 Local community safety initiatives

13

13

8

 

Total local community services

109

131

127

 

 

 

 

 

 

Local economic development

 

 

 

 

 Local business area planning and development

0

0

0

 

 Local street environment and town centres

120

106

109

 

Total local economic development

120

106

109

 

 

 

 

 

 

Local governance

 

 

 

 

 Local planning, policy and governance

0

44

0

 

Total local governance

0

44

0

 

 

 

 

 

 

Local libraries

 

 

 

 

 Local library facilities and services

89

373

91

 

Total local libraries

89

373

91

 

 

 

 

 

 

Local parks services

 

 

 

 

 Local parks

2,008

2,718

3,546

 

Total local parks services

2,008

2,718

3,546

 

 

 

 

 

 

Local recreation services

 

 

 

 

 Local recreation initiatives and facilities

969

382

315

 

Total local recreation services

969

382

315

 

 

 

 

 

 

Total capital expenditure allocated

3,295

3,754

4,188

 

Financial statements are based on the Long-term Plan 2012-2022, adjusted to reflect reprioritisations made during the 2013/2014 and 2014/2015 annual planning process and other approved budget changes since the adoption of the Long-term Plan 2012-2022.

 

 

 

 

Your Manurewa Local Board members

 

 

Angela Dalton – Chair

021 283 3311

angela.dalton@aucklandcouncil.govt.nz

Portfolios: Planning, policy, governance, finance, regulatory, bylaws, compliance; Southern Initiative, Unitary Plan

 

Simeon Brown – Deputy Chair

021 0272 4242

simeon.brown@aucklandcouncil.govt.nz

Portfolios: Community services including CAB, Street environment and town centres (BIDs)

 

Michael Bailey

021 287 4422

michael.bailey@aucklandcouncil.govt.nz

Portfolios: Libraries, Parks including playgrounds

 

Angela Cunningham-Marino

021 283 2879

angela.cunningham-marino@aucklandcouncil.govt.nz

Portfolios: Arts, culture and events, Built and natural environment, Recreation services

 

Hon. George Hawkins

021 969 4444

george.hawkins@aucklandcouncil.govt.nz

 

Danella McCormick

021 800 593

danella.mccormick@aucklandcouncil.govt.nz

Portfolios: Civil defence and emergency management

 

Ken Penney

021 287 2244

ken.penney@aucklandcouncil.govt.nz

 

Daryl Wrightson

021 839 678

daryl.wrightson@aucklandcouncil.govt.nz

 


Manurewa Local Board

12 June 2014

 

 

Manurewa LBP Summary Document

[cover]

What we’re planning for Manurewa

We want to make the most of all Manurewa has to offer, by:

1) making the Manurewa town centre the heart of our community – a great place to shop, meet friends and have fun

2) creating a connected network of public transport, paths and cycle ways so that getting around Manurewa is easy and safe

3) investing in a new performance arts centre and improvements to facilities at Nathan Homestead, Gallaher Park, War Memorial Park and Weymouth Park.

These are the key things we will focus on to make our community stronger and a truly great place to live. They form part of our draft Local Board Plan, which is based on your ideas and aspirations. 

This flyer provides an overview of our draft plan. We encourage you to read the plan, which can be found online at www.shapeauckland.co.nz or at your local library or service centre, and tell us what you think.

 

[Call out] Have we got it right? Tell us by 6 August at www.shapeauckland.co.nz 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

[pages 2-3]

 

Our Vision

Manurewa is a place where people choose to live, work and play. We have great spaces and places for people to use and enjoy, and it’s easy and safe to get around. We love being part of a diverse community, celebrating our differences but connected with each other.

Our vision for our community:

·    our town centre is once again the heart of our community

·    people can move around our area safely and easily

·    our community facilities encourage participation and connection, and enhance community well-being

·    members of our community have a strong sense of belonging and feel valued.

 

Achieving our vision

We will achieve our vision with the following draft outcomes:

 

Manurewa has an attractive, prosperous town centre

Manurewa is easy to get to and a great place for shopping or relaxing with friends. The town centre is well-designed and clean and welcoming.

 

Over the next three years we want to:

·    improve our paths and connect our cycle ways in, to and around our town centre

·    create a programme of events and entertainment for the town centre

·    work with police, businesses and the community to implement further initiatives to make the centre safer, tidier and more welcoming.

 

How else can we improve our town centre? Read page xx of the draft plan at www.shapeauckland.co.nz then tell us what you think on the submission form.

 

 

People move easily around Manurewa

Our walkways, cycle ways, roads and public transport connect us all to where we want to go easily, safely and without delay. Our elderly and disabled members of the community can travel with ease and grace. We have transport options to cope with our increasing population.

 

Over the next three years we want to:

·    bring forward the Takanini interchange upgrade

·    build bridges over rail crossings at Walters and Manuroa Roads

·    complete our coastal paths and cycle ways

·    improve our footpaths to meet everyone’s needs.

 

What do you think of our proposed transport initiatives? Fill in a submission form and tell us what projects or initiatives are most important for our community.

 

 

Spaces and places that people use and enjoy

We have lots of opportunities for sporting, leisure, creative and community activity. Community centres, parks and sports clubs encourage participation and connection, and enhance the sense of well-being in communities, helping to maintain both mental and physical health.

Over the next three years we want to:

·    identify and protect significant heritage sites

·    restore Nathan Homestead as a community arts and function centre

·    build a new performance arts centre for Manurewa

·    improve facilities at War Memorial, Gallaher and Weymouth Parks.

 

Which community and recreational facilities should we prioritise? Read page xx of the draft plan at www.shapeauckland.co.nz then tell us what you think.

 

 

All people are valued and encouraged

People feel welcome and safe here. They enjoy being part of our community, helping and supporting each other. People are able to express their sense of community through their heritage and background, or participation in sporting and cultural activities, which contributes to their sense of belonging.

Over the next three years we want to:

·    identify and support community-led projects

·    support the Manurewa Youth Council

·    develop new events that celebrate who we are

·    support neighbourhood Civil Defence response groups.

 

Our natural heritage and resources are preserved and nurtured for future generations

We enjoy attractive bush, stream and harbour environments that are healthy and free from litter and pollution. We have projects and practices to reverse some of the impacts of our development and urbanisation, and to protect what we have for future generations. Natural heritage areas are protected and restored.

Over the next three years we want to:

·    establish a recycling network and work to find ways to help reduce waste

·    establish a project with Mana Whenua to improve water quality

·    progress Totara Park planting projects and investigate ways to restore and maintain the natural environment of our other parks and open spaces

·    ensure our natural heritage sites are protected.

 

What more should we do to protect our environment? Read more about the environmental initiatives and projects we’re proposing on page xx of the draft plan and let us know in your submission.

 

A healthy local economy

The Manurewa area supports its established businesses and is attractive to new enterprises. Local people have a range of opportunities to gain qualifications and employment.

Over the next three years we want to:

·    support the Wiri and Manurewa Business Improvement Districts to implement their business plans

·    work closely with business associations and ATEED (Auckland Tourism, Events and Economic Development) to bring new businesses into Manurewa

·    support young people into positive destinations after leaving school

·    work with local employers, schools, training providers and education institutions to improve opportunities for local people to gain qualifications and have their skills recognised.

What else can we do to improve our local economy? Go online to www.shapeauckland.co.nz  and read the full details of what we’re proposing.

 

The trade off

To really commit to delivering our three key objectives, we’ll need to focus board investment on delivering projects that support them. We can’t do everything, so this means we may have to change some of our current funding plans, replacing existing projects with new projects that better fit our priorities.

So it’s really important we hear from you, to confirm we’re focused on what’s most important to our community, and help us decide which projects to fund.

 


[Page 5]

HAVE WE GOT IT RIGHT?

Have your say on your draft local board plan. Copies of the draft local board plans and submission forms are available:

•     online at shapeauckland.co.nz

•     at public libraries, council service centres and local board offices

•     from Auckland Council customer centre, call toll free 09 301 0101.

 

Submit online at shapeauckland.co.nz , mail the submission form over the page using the freepost address provided or scan and email it to localboardplans@aucklandcouncil.govt.nz

Submissions open Monday 7 July and must be received by 5pm, Wednesday 6 August 2014.

 

WHAT’S NEXT?

Hearings will be held between August and September 2014 to consider all submissions before finalising our local board plan. The final plan will be adopted by 31 October 2014. Local Board Plans Diagram_web4

[page 6-7]

HAVE YOUR SAY ON THE DRAFT 2014 Manurewa LOCAL BOARD PLAN

 

Tell us what you think about the 2014 Manurewa Draft Local Board Plan. Make a submission online at www.shapeauckland.co.nz or fill out and freepost this form.

Make sure you read the summary or full draft plan before making your submission. Copies are available:

·    online at www.shapeauckland.co.nz

·    at public libraries, council service centres and local board offices

·    or phone us on 09 301 0101

 

Your submission

To ensure your submission counts you need to include your full name and contact details and these need to be written clearly. All submissions, including your name, will be publicly available but your contact details will be kept private.

 

Would you like to speak in support of your submission at a public hearing, held between August and September 2014?

□ Yes  □ No

 

Want to submit on more than one local board? See over the page for details.

 

Your details

Full name: __________________________________________________________________      

Organisation (if submitting on behalf of an organisation): _____________________________

Email: _____________________________________________________________________

Postal address: ______________________________________________________________

Suburb: ______________________________________ Postcode: _____________________

Phone: ________________________________   Mobile: ____________________________

Signature: ____________________________________ Date: _________________________

Yes I want to be kept informed about news and events in the Manurewa Local Board area.

 

All personal information that you provide in this submission will be held and protected by Auckland Council in accordance with our privacy policy (available at www.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz/privacy and at our libraries and service centres) and with the Privacy Act 1993. Our privacy policy explains how we may use and share your personal information in relation to any interaction you have with the council, and how you can access and correct that information. We recommend you familiarise yourself with this policy.

Questions

1.   Which of the following initiatives do you think is most important? Please rank in order of priority, with one being the most important:

o Making improvements to Manurewa town centre

o Creating a connected network of public transport, paths and cycle ways around Manurewa

o Investing in a new performance arts centre and making improvements to facilities at Nathan Homestead, Gallaher Park, War Memorial Park and Weymouth Park.

Or other:_____________________________________________________________

_____________________________________________________________________

_____________________________________________________________________

 

2. Do you have any other comments about the outcomes or initiatives detailed in the draft local board plan?             

_____________________________________________________________________

_____________________________________________________________________

_____________________________________________________________________

 

3. Tell us, is there anything missing from the draft local board plan?

□ Yes □ No 

_______________________________________________________________________

_______________________________________________________________________

  __________________________________________________________________________

 

Need more room? You can attach extra pages but please ensure they are A4.

Submissions open Monday 7 July and must be received by 5pm, Wednesday 6 August 2014.

If you have any queries about the draft local board plans or the submission process, please call 09 301 0101 or email localboardplans@aucklandcouncil.govt.nz

If you want to make a submission on more than one draft local board plan you can either:

a.   complete a separate form for each draft plan, additional forms can be requested by calling 09 301 0101 or online at www.shapeauckland.co.nz, or

b.   fill in one submission form and attach your comments, making it clear which draft local board plans they apply to.

Manurewa draft Local Board Plan

Attention: Brina Burden

Auckland Council

Freepost authority 232621

Private bag 92300

Auckland 1142

 


Manurewa Local Board

12 June 2014

 

 

Manurewa Local Board Plan 2014-2017 hearing dates

 

File No.: CP2014/09386

 

  

 

 

Purpose

1.       This report seeks approval for the Manurewa Local Board Plan 2014-2017 hearings, workshop and formal adoption dates.

Executive summary

2.       Legislation requires a special consultation process for the 2014-2017 Manurewa Local Board Plan.   Local board plans must be adopted by 31 October 2014.

3.       The proposed key dates are as follows:

i)        Hearings:  Tuesday, 2 September 2014, 9am to 2pm with a reserve day of Wednesday, 3 September 2014, 9am to 12.30pm.

ii)       Deliberations:  Thursday, 11 September 2014 Manurewa Local Board business meeting

iii)      Workshops:  Tuesday, 9 September and Tuesday, 16 September 2014, 6.30pm – 8.30pm

iv)      Formal adoption of the local board plan:  Thursday, 9 October 2014 business meeting.

 

Recommendation/s

That the Manurewa Local Board:

a)      approve the 2014-2017 Manurewa Local Board Plan hearings dates as follows:

i)        Hearing:  Tuesday, 2 September 2014, 9am to 2pm

ii)       Reserve day:  Wednesday, 3 September 2014, 9am to 12.30pm

iii)      Deliberations:  Thursday, 11 September 2014 business meeting

b)      approve the 2014-2017 Manurewa Local Board Plan workshop dates as follows:

i)        Tuesday, 9 September 2014, 6.30pm – 8.30pm

ii)       Tuesday, 16 September 2014, 6.30pm – 8.30pm

c)      approve the Manurewa Local Board Office meeting room, Shop 3-5, 7 Hill Road, Manurewa as the venue for the hearings and workshop.

d)      adopt the 2014-2017 Manurewa Local Board Plan at the ordinary Manurewa Local Board business meeting scheduled for Thursday, 9 October 2014 at 6.30pm in the Manurewa Local Board Office meeting room, Shop 3-5, 7 Hill Road, Manurewa.

 

 

Comments

 

4.       Local boards are required to adopt a local board plan no later than 31 October in the year immediately following the triennial general election.  The special consultative procedure must be used.  [Section 20(1)(a) and (b) of the Local Governing (Auckland Council) Act 2009].

5.       A local board plan is for a three year period. 

6.       The purpose of the local board plan is to:

i)        reflect the priorities and preferences of the local board’s communities

ii)       identify and describe the interests and preferences of the people within the local board area

iii)      provide a basis for developing the local board agreement

iv)      inform the development of the next Long-term Plan

v)      provide a basis for accountability of the local board to the community in its area.

7.       The public will have an opportunity to provide submissions on the local board plans during 7 July to 6 August 2014.

8.       The local board hearings will be conducted between 26 August and 9 September 2014.

9.       Workshops will be held in early and mid September.

10.     Local boards will formally adopt their local board plans at their October 2014 meetings.

Consideration

Local board views and implications

11.     The Manurewa Local Board has undertaken public consultation and wide engagement to inform the draft 2014-2017 Manurewa Local Board Plan.  Local Board Services staff will discuss the hearings options with the board once the volume of submissions is known. 

Maori impact statement

12.     The Manurewa Local Board recognises the significance of Maori and is working to strengthen relationships.  The board has listened to mana whenua and their priorities during the development of the local board plan. 

Implementation

13.     There are no implementation issues.

 

Attachments

There are no attachments for this report.    

Signatories

Authors

Lee Manaia - Local Board Democracy Advisor

Authorisers

Rex Hewitt - Relationship Manager

 


Manurewa Local Board

12 June 2014

 

 

Adoption of the Manurewa Local Board Agreement 2014/2015

 

File No.: CP2014/11125

 

  

 

 

Purpose

1.       This report seeks formal adoption of the Manurewa Local Board Agreement 2014/2015 to form part of the Annual Plan 2014/2015.

Executive Summary

 

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

3.       The local board agreement is largely based on year three of the Long-term Plan 2012-2022[1] (LTP) and reflects the priorities in the local board plan, shows intended provision of local activities, and the capital and operating expenditure required to fund these activities. 

4.       A draft Manurewa Local Board Agreement was agreed in December 2013 as part of the draft Annual Plan 2014/2015 and consulted on between late January to late February.  The local board agreement 2014/2015 has since been updated to reflect:

   a)         budget prioritisation decisions made during the local board meeting in April;

   b)         the impact, if any, of final decisions made by the Budget Committee on 8 May;

   c)         budget adjustments, if any, arising from new information;

          d)  the allocation of central costs (including depreciation, interest, corporate overheads and staff costs).

 

5.       The governing body will meet to adopt Auckland Council’s Annual Plan 2014/2015, including 21 local board agreements, on 26 June 2014.  

 

 

Recommendation/s

That the Manurewa Local Board:

a)         adopt its local content for the Annual Plan 2014/2015 which includes a:

i)          local board agreement 2014/2015 with advocacy; and

ii)         message from the chair.

 

b)         note that:

i)          local budgets have been updated to reflect local board prioritisation decisions, impacts (if any) of final budget decisions made by the Budget Committee on 8 May 2014, budget adjustments (if any) arising from new information and the allocation of central costs;

ii)         if there are outstanding (not yet agreed) matters in the local board agreement, the local board should include an explanation of these matters in the Chair’s message at the front of the local board agreement;

iii)         the resolutions of this meeting will be reported back to the governing body when it adopts the Annual Plan 2014/2015 on 26 June 2012;

iv)        the local board agreement could be subject to minor changes following this meeting.

 

c)         delegate authority to the chairperson to make any final minor changes to the local board content for the Annual Plan 2014/2015 before publication.

 

 

Comments

 

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

7.       The local board agreement is largely based on year three of the Long-term Plan 2012-2022 (LTP) and reflects the priorities in the local board plan, shows intended provision of local activities, and the capital and operating expenditure required to fund these activities. 

8.       The governing body will meet to adopt the Annual Plan 2014/2015 on 26 June 2014, which must include the local board agreement for each local board. 

9.       The draft local board agreement was consulted on between late January and late February 2014.  In finalising their local board agreement, local boards:

a)      took into account the submissions received and hearings held as part of the special consultative procedure and any other new information now available;

b)      held a prioritisation workshop to re-evaluate their 2014/2015 budgets;

c)      made final budget prioritisation decisions at their meeting in April.

 

10.     On 29 and 30 April, local boards met with the Budget Committee to discuss local priorities and key issues (if any), after which the Budget Committee formally met on 8 May 2014 to make final decisions on the Annual Plan 2014/2015. 

11.     Local board agreements and financial statements were then further updated to reflect any impacts of Budget Committee decisions, budget adjustments arising from new information and the allocation of central costs (including depreciation, interest, corporate overheads and staff costs).

12.     This report seeks formal adoption of local content for the Annual Plan 2014/2015 (Attachment One), which includes a:

a)      Local Board Agreement 2014/2015 with advocacy; and

b)      message from the chair

 

13.     The resolutions of this meeting will be reported to the governing body on 26 June 2014, when it meets to adopt the Annual Plan 2014/2015.


Consideration

 

Local Boards

 

14.     This report seeks adoption from the Local Board on its content for the Annual Plan 2014/2015.  Engagement with the community, including consultation, and a number of workshops and meetings have been held by the local board to finalise their local board agreement and introduction to the agreement.

 

Maori Impact Statement

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

Implementation

 

16.     The resolutions of this meeting will be reported to the governing body on 26 June 2014, when it meets to adopt the Annual Plan 2014/2015.

 

17.     The timeline to develop and produce the Annual Plan 2014/2015 document is tight. It is possible that minor changes may need to be made to the attachments before the annual plan is adopted, such as:

a)      correction of any errors identified;

b)      minor wording changes.

 

18.     Officers therefore recommend that the local board delegates authority to the Local Board Chair to make final changes if necessary.

Attachments

 

No.

Title

Page

ONE

Local Board Agreement 2014/2015

Infocouncil inserts in agenda

 

 

Attachments

No.

Title

Page

aView

Manurewa Local Board Agreement 2014/2015

141

     

Signatories

Authors

Kate Marsh - Financial Planning Manager - Local Boards

Authorisers

Matthew Walker - Manager Financial Plan Policy and Budgeting

Karen Lyons - Manager Local Board Services

 


Manurewa Local Board

12 June 2014

 

 

Manurewa Local Board

Message from the Chairperson

This year, the Manurewa Local Board is continuing its focus on progressing and completing the projects and initiatives that have been our priorities over the past three years. We have a strong mandate to take action for our community and a determination to give priority to families and whanau, to complement and support the endeavour of local businesses, clubs and community organisations, and to lead our own renaissance. We believe we are on the right track and have not made major changes for 2014-2015 to the journey we are on and signaled through Auckland Council’s Long-term Plan 2012-2022.

We are continuing to invest in sporting and community facilities with major projects at Mountfort Park, the Netball Manurewa Community Events Centre and Riverton Reserve. We are planning to transform other facilities in our area through the next long-term plan.

A significant role for the local board is its advocacy on behalf of our communities. We have played an active role in the formulation of Auckland Council policies and plans, seeking community views to guide our decision-making. We will continue to advocate for local input to liquor licensing decisions and are vigorously pursuing policy and regulatory levers to control the sale of psychoactive substances in our area. The latter, along with ensuring that social and physical infrastructure is included in the planning for proposed Special Housing Areas developed under the Housing Accord with central government, are the two new advocacy areas we will be focussing on in the coming year.

It is important that as a local board we continue to provide opportunity for our communities to have input into our decision-making. I want to strengthen all our local relationships to ensure this happens. In particular, we are committed to meaningful relationships with mana whenua and mataawaka, and to supporting our youth leadership through the Manurewa Youth Council, which this board established in 2011.

I am proud to lead a local board that is united in its aspirations for Manurewa and committed to working hard for the best possible outcomes for our communities. We look forward to working with you to achieve these.

 

 

 

Angela Dalton

Chairperson, Manurewa Local Board

 

 


About the Manurewa area

Manurewa has a rich cultural history from early Māori settlement to the present, and was well-known as a prosperous farming village with its natural resources, plentiful fishing waters and fertile soils. Today, Manurewa is home for a diverse population, many of whom have strong loyalties to the area and have lived in it for a long time.

Although the population is ageing, Manurewa has one of the highest proportions of young people under 25 years of age in Auckland. Key characteristics of Manurewa include a prominent industrial area in Wiri, significant state housing (approximately 3,000 homes) pocketed throughout the ward, through to leafy coastal suburbs such as Wattle Downs and Weymouth. The local board area also includes the suburbs of Clendon Park, Goodwood Heights, Hill Park, Homai, Leabank, Manurewa Central, Manurewa East, Manurewa South, Manurewa West, Randwick Park, Rata-Vine, The Gardens, Totara Heights, Wiri and Manukau Heights.

Manurewa is located close to the motorway network, rail corridors and the airport. These provide ease of access to Manurewa’s prominent industrial and suburban areas, which contribute significantly to the economy of Auckland. It also allows people access to visit and enjoy the regional and local parks that Manurewa has to offer.

Manurewa is home to Auckland’s Regional Botanic Gardens (attracting over one million visitors a year), the historic Nathan Homestead, Totara Park (one of Auckland’s hidden gems), a large swimming pool (Ngā Mahi a Rehia), a new multi-purpose sports complex on Mountfort Park and the recently upgraded Netball Manurewa Community Events Centre.

For more detailed information about the Manurewa area, please refer to: www.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz/manurewa

Local board plan priorities

The Manurewa Local Board Plan 2011 was developed after extensive consultation with our communities and was built on previous engagement, prior to the formation of Auckland Council, which resulted in the Community Advocacy Plan and Towards 2060 vision for Manurewa.

The local board plan provides the framework that guides the board’s decision-making through to 2013 and sets out our priorities. These priorities, which form the basis for this local board agreement, are:

·      Improving health and well-being – creating communities where people are healthy, active and have year-round access to fantastic open spaces and recreational amenities.

·      Economy, jobs and prosperity – building a strong local economy with skilled people, local jobs, and vibrant town centres and business precincts.

·      Neighbourhoods and community safety – developing resilient communities in attractive neighbourhoods where people participate, feel safe and enjoy a good quality of life.

·      Inclusion – promoting communities where people embrace each other’s differences and feel a sense of belonging and get involved.

·      Transport – working towards a public transport system that is safe, reliable and affordable, supported by an excellent network of roads, walkways and cycle ways.

·      Environment and heritage – enhancing our environment and protecting our heritage and culture.

 

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

 

 


Manurewa Local Board Agreement

Scope of activities

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

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

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

Local activities

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

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

The consolidated actuals and targets for these activities for the region are shown in Volume 1 of this annual plan. Local boards do not have full control over service delivery and performance measures should be read in conjunction with the decision-making allocation for non-regulatory activities set out in Volume Three of the LTP.

Local library services

This group of activities covers the local libraries located within the local board area, which are the Manurewa and Clendon (Te Matariki) local libraries.

We plan to spend $2.3 million operating expenditure (opex) and $99,000 capital expenditure (capex) on these activities in 2014/2015.

This activity supports the ‘Improving health and well-being’ and ‘Neighbourhoods and community safety’ priorities in our local board plan.

Levels of service

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

Level of service

Measures

Actual (2012/2013)

Target (2014/2015)

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

 

Percentage of customers satisfied with overall services provided by libraries

87%

90%

Average number of library visits per capita

7.0

7.0

Total library building floor space per 1,000 residents (m2)

27.2

26.8

 


Local community services

This group of activities covers local community facilities, local community development initiatives and local community safety programmes.

We plan to spend $1.2 million operating expenditure (opex) and $156,000 capital expenditure (capex) on these activities in 2014/2015.

The board is committed to maintaining and improving the area’s social infrastructure and to ensuring that Manurewa residents can enjoy access to facilities that are the equal of others in the Auckland region.

Our focus is on increasing the capacity and use of existing amenities, planning for new facilities to meet growing demand, continuing our work to improve safety within Manurewa and partnering with other organisations to jointly deliver on community goals and expectations. We are continuing to support the Manurewa Youth Council to provide opportunities for our young people to participate in decision-making and have their voices heard.

The key initiatives we have planned for 2014/2015 include the completion of a community facility in Riverton Reserve and the completion of Civil Defence Community Response Plans.

These initiatives support the ’Improving health and well-being’, ‘Neighbourhoods and community safety’ and ‘Inclusion’ priorities in our local board plan.

Levels of service

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

Level of service

Measures

Actual (2012/2013)

Target (2014/2015)

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

 

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

43%

75%

Percentage of community funding/grant recipients meeting grant obligations

97%

90%

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

 

Percentage of users satisfied with community centres and community houses

91%

80%

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

71%

68%

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

 

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

74%

85%

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

28%

55%

Local arts, culture and events services

This group of activities covers local arts and culture facilities, local arts and culture initiatives and local events. The Manurewa Local Board supports the Nathan Homestead arts facility, which also provides a dedicated art gallery and theatre. Local events include the Santa Parade, Christmas in the Park, Armistice Day and ANZAC commemorations.

We plan to spend $1.2 million operating expenditure (opex) on these activities in 2014/2015.

The board’s commitment in this annual plan is to support and grow local events which people of all cultures, ethnicity and ages can enjoy and participate in.

Our focus is on continuing the development of programmes, services and events at Nathan Homestead and ensuring the heritage values of the homestead are protected and maintained.

A key initiative we have planned for 2014/2015 is a new summer signature event.

This initiative supports the ’Neighbourhoods and community safety’, ‘Inclusion’ and ‘Environment and heritage’ priorities in our local board plan.

Levels of service

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

Level of service

Measures

Actual (2012/2013)

Target (2014/2015)

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

 

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

78%

85%

Number of visits to local arts facilities per 1000 residents

871

1,000

Number of participants in local arts activities per 1000 residents

64

50

Percentage of participants satisfied with local arts activities

89% (1)

85%

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

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

3

5

Deliver and facilitate events that meet local community needs

 

Percentage of attendees satisfied with council provided local events overall

84%

85%

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

293

293

Note:

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

Local parks services

This group of activities covers local parks within the Manurewa Local Board area, of which there are approximately 168, covering 472 hectares. These include Totara and Mountfort Parks, Riverton Reserve, Wattle Farm Ponds reserve, Laurie Gibbons Reserve, Leabank, and Gallagher and Memorial Parks.

We plan to spend $5.8 million operating expenditure (opex) and $4.3 million capital expenditure (capex) on these activities in 2014/2015.

The Manurewa Local Board remains committed to improving the health and well-being of the area’s residents through the development of new, and maintenance and upgrading of existing, sports parks and facilities.

Our focus is on completing the work begun over the previous three years and on ensuring that Manurewa residents enjoy the same levels of service and access as others in the Auckland region. The local board will receive additional funding this year from the Maritime Recreation Fund, which will be used to improve residents’ access to and enjoyment of the Manukau Harbour.

The board’s key initiatives for 2014/2015 include progressing the Riverton Reserve redevelopment and further improvements to Mountfort and Memorial Park. Restoration work in Totara Park will also continue in this year.

These initiatives support the ‘Improving health and well-being’, ’Neighbourhoods and community safety’, ‘Inclusion’ and ‘Environment and heritage’ priorities in our local board plan.


Levels of service

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

Level of service

Measures

Actual (2012/2013)

Target (2014/2015)

Develop and maintain local park network to cater for community needs

 

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

63%

75%

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

 

54%

75%

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

90%

85%

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

459

554

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

91%

98%

Local recreation services

This group of activities covers recreation facilities, which include Manurewa Recreation Centre, Manurewa Aquatic Centre (Ngā Mahi a Rehia), Netball Manurewa Community Events Centre and Totara Park Pool.

We plan to spend $5.9 million operating expenditure (opex) and $2.6 million capital expenditure (capex) on these activities in 2014/2015.

The Manurewa Local Board wants people in Manurewa to have access to quality recreation spaces. The board will continue to resource and invest in local recreation amenities and will work with a range of organisations to increase the capacity of facilities in Manurewa.

Our focus is on planning to meet current and future needs of Manurewa residents for recreation services and facilities.

The key initiative we have planned for 2014/2015 includes stage two of the Netball Manurewa Community and Events Centre.

This initiative supports the ‘Improving health and well-being’, ’Neighbourhoods and community safety’ and ‘Inclusion’ priorities in our local board plan.

Levels of service

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

Level of service

Measures

Actual (2012/2013)

Target (2014/2015)

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

 

Percentage customers satisfied with swimming pool facilities and programmes overall

86%

85%

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

86%

85%

Average number of visits to swimming pools per capita

4.98

5.1

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

2.91

3

Local economic development

This group of activities covers local business area planning and local street environment and town centres. The Manurewa Local Board has an influence on local developments and infrastructure to maximise the economic opportunities for local businesses and industries. This includes providing the social infrastructure to improve education, training and employment opportunities for the community. The Manurewa Local Board is responsible for maintaining the streetscape and town centres such that they are safe and provide a welcoming environment.

We plan to spend $490,000 operating expenditure (opex) and $100,000 capital expenditure (capex) on these activities in 2014/2015.

Our focus is on supporting the Manurewa and Wiri Business Improvement Districts to implement their strategic plans. We will also continue to explore ways to leverage local economic opportunities from the development of the men’s correctional facility in Wiri.

These initiatives support the ‘Economy, jobs and prosperity’ priority in our local board plan.

Levels of service

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

Level of service

Measures

Actual (2012/2013)

Target (2014/2015)

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

 

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

100%

100%

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

 

Percentage of residents satisfied with cleanliness of their local town centre

23%

65%

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

33%

60%

Note:

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

Local built and natural environment

This group of activities covers local environment and heritage protection. We plan to spend $12,000 operating expenditure (opex) on these activities in 2014/2015.

Our focus is supporting our communities to live in healthier, more connected and sustainable ways, recognising that people and the environment are intricately linked. We are also continuing our support for the work of the Manukau Harbour Forum.

These initiatives support the ‘Improving health and well-being’, ‘Neighbourhoods and community safety’, ‘Inclusion’ and ‘Environment and heritage’ priorities in our local board plan.


Local governance

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

We plan to spend $1.6 million operating expenditure (opex) and $15,000 capital expenditure (capex) on these activities in 2014/2015, to provide the support the local board needs to achieve its objectives.

Our focus is on enabling communities and individuals to contribute to Auckland Council and local board decision-making through enhanced and targeted engagement and consultation. The local board is also committed to developing meaningful relationships with mana whenua and mataawaka.

These initiatives support ‘Improving health and well-being’, ‘Economy, jobs and prosperity’, ’Neighbourhoods and community safety’, ‘Inclusion’, ‘Transport’ and ‘Environment and heritage’ priorities in our local board plan.

Levels of service

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

Level of service

Measures

Actual (2012/2013)

Target (2014/2015)

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

 

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

18%

50%

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

20% (1)

50%

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

100%

100%

Notes:

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

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


Expenditure for 2014/2015

A summary of expenditure for Manurewa Local Board area for 2014/2015 is shown below.

$000

Gross expenditure

Direct revenue

Net expenditure

Financial year ending 30 June

 

 

 

OPERATING EXPENDITURE

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Local arts, culture and events services

 

 

 

 Local arts and culture initiatives

156

0

156

 Local arts and culture facilities

644

372

272

 Local events

358

0

358

Total local arts, culture and events services

1,158

372

786

 

 

 

 

Local built and natural environment

 

 

 

 Local environment and heritage protection

12

0

12

Total local built and natural environment

12

0

12

 

 

 

 

Local community services

 

 

 

 Local community development initiatives

521

0

521

 Local community facilities

535

315

220

 Local community safety initiatives

161

0

161

Total local community services

1,217

315

902

 

 

 

 

Local economic development

 

 

 

 Local business area planning and development

427

0

427

 Local street environment and town centres

63

0

63

Total local economic development

490

0

490

 

 

 

 

Local governance

 

 

 

 Local planning, policy and governance

1,613

15

1,598

Total local governance

1,613

15

1,598

 

 

 

 

Local libraries

 

 

 

 Local library facilities and services

2,323

34

2,289

Total local libraries

2,323

34

2,289

 

 

 

 

Local parks services

 

 

 

 Local parks

5,805

3

5,802

Total local parks services

5,805

3

5,802

 

 

 

 

Local recreation services

 

 

 

 Local recreation initiatives and facilities

5,914

2,847

3,067

Total local recreation services

5,914

2,847

3,067

 

 

 

 

Total operating expenditure allocated

18,532

3,586

14,946

 

 

 

 

Compared to:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Long-term plan 2015

18,220

4,042

14,178

 

 

 

 

Budget 2014

19,343

4,045

15,298

 

 

$000

Gross expenditure

Direct revenue

Net expenditure

Financial year ending 30 June

 

 

 

CAPITAL EXPENDITURE

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Local arts, culture and events services

 

 

 

 Local arts and culture initiatives

0

0

0

 Local arts and culture facilities

0

0

0

 Local events

0

0