I hereby give notice that an ordinary meeting of the Parks, Recreation and Sport Committee will be held on:

 

Date:                      

Time:

Meeting Room:

Venue:

 

Tuesday, 22 July 2014

3.30pm

Reception Lounge
Level 2, Town Hall, Auckland

 

Parks, Recreation and Sport Committee

 

OPEN AGENDA

 

 

 

MEMBERSHIP

 

Chairperson

Cr Hon Christine Fletcher, QSO

 

Deputy Chairperson

Cr Calum Penrose

 

Members

Mayor Len Brown, JP (Ex-officio)

Cr John Watson

 

Cr Dr Cathy Casey

Member Glenn Wilcox

 

Cr Bill Cashmore

Member Karen Wilson

 

Cr Ross Clow

 

 

Cr Chris Darby

 

 

Cr Alf Filipaina

 

 

Deputy Mayor, Penny Hulse (Ex-officio)

 

 

Cr Mike Lee

 

 

Cr Dick Quax

 

 

Cr Sharon Stewart, QSM

 

 

Cr Sir John Walker, KNZM, CBE

 

 

Cr Wayne Walker

 

 

(Quorum 8 members)

 

 

 

Tam White

Democracy Advisor

 

17 July 2014

 

Contact Telephone: (09) 307 7253

Email: tam.white@aucklandcouncil.govt.nz

Website: www.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz

 

 


 

TERMS OF REFERENCE

 

 

Areas of Activity

 

·         Provision of regional facilities and open space

·         Regional frameworks for local facility and open space provision

·         Encouraging healthy lifestyles through participation in sport and recreation sectors

·         Facilitating partnerships and collaborative funding models across the sport and recreation sectors

·         Performing the delegation made by the Governing Body to the former Parks, Recreation and Heritage Forum,  under resolution GB/2012/157 in relation to the Dog Policy

 

Responsibilities

 

Within the specified area of activity the Committee is responsible for:

 

·         In accordance with the work programme agreed with the parent committee, developing strategy and policy, including any agreed community consultation, to recommend to the Regional Strategy and Policy Committee

·         Acting as a community interface for consultation on policies and as a forum for raising community concerns, while ensuring community engagement is complementary to that undertaken by local boards

·         Making decisions within delegated powers

 

Powers

 

All powers necessary to perform the Committee’s responsibilities

 

Except:

 

(a)     powers that the Governing Body cannot delegate or has retained to itself (see Governing Body responsibilities)

(b)     where the Committee’s responsibility is limited to making a recommendation only

(c)     where a matter is the responsibility of another committee or a local board

(d)     the approval of expenditure that is not contained within approved budgets

(e)     the approval of expenditure of more than $2 million other than for land purchases which shall have a limit of $5 million

(f)      the approval of final policy

(g)     deciding significant matters for which there is high public interest and which are controversial

(h)     the commissioning of reports on new policy where that policy programme of work has not been approved by the Regional Strategy and Policy Committee

 


Parks, Recreation and Sport Committee

22 July 2014

 

ITEM   TABLE OF CONTENTS                                                                                        PAGE

1          Apologies                                                                                                                        7

2          Declaration of Interest                                                                                                   7

3          Confirmation of Minutes                                                                                               7

4          Petitions                                                                                                                          7

5          Public Input                                                                                                                    7

5.1     Metro Park Working Group presentation                                                          7

5.2     Garry Bryant: Commission a feasibility study for the Auckland Council to purchase the Winstone Aggregates Quarry land, Three Kings from The Fletcher Construction Company Ltd.                                                                                                       8

6          Local Board Input                                                                                                          8

6.1     Hibiscus and Bays Local Board - Metro Park Working Group project         8

6.2     Albert-Eden Local Board - Open space network plans                                   9

7          Extraordinary Business                                                                                                9

8          Notices of Motion                                                                                                          9

9          Parks, Sports & Recreation - Manager's Report                                                     11

10        Greenway Plans - Strategic Overview                                                                      15

11        Consideration of Extraordinary Items

PUBLIC EXCLUDED

12        Procedural Motion to Exclude the Public                                                                 21

C1       Proposal to acquire open space in Massey                                                              21  

 


1          Apologies

 

Apologies from Councillors AM Filipaina, C Darby, Mayor LCM Brown and Deputy Mayor PA Hulse have been received.

 

2          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.

 

3          Confirmation of Minutes

 

That the Parks, Recreation and Sport Committee:

a)         confirm the ordinary minutes of its meeting, held on Tuesday, 10 June 2014, including the confidential section, as a true and correct record.

 

4          Petitions

 

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

 

5          Public Input

 

Standing Order 3.21 provides for Public Input.  Applications to speak must be made to the Committee Secretary, in writing, no later than two (2) working days prior to the meeting and must include the subject matter.  The meeting Chairperson has the discretion to decline any application that does not meet the requirements of Standing Orders.  A maximum of thirty (30) minutes is allocated to the period for public input with five (5) minutes speaking time for each speaker.

 

5.1       Metro Park Working Group presentation

Purpose

1.       To address the Parks, Recreation and Sport Committee regarding the Metropark Group’s project.

Executive summary

2.       Representatives of the Metro Park Working Group consists of representatives from Hibiscus Coast Athletics, Hibiscus Coast Cricket, Hibiscus Coast Hockey and Silverdale United Rugby Football wish to present the Committee of their project.

3.       The Working Group have worked closely with the Hibiscus and Bays Local Board on their project.  A copy of their recent progress update is also attached for information.

Recommendation/s

That the Parks, Recreation and Sport Committee:

a)      thank the representatives of the Metro Park Working Group for their presentation.

 

Attachments

a          Metro Park working Group progress update to the Hibiscus and Bays Local Board............................................................................................ 25

 

 

5.2       Garry Bryant: Commission a feasibility study for the Auckland Council to purchase the Winstone Aggregates Quarry land, Three Kings from The Fletcher Construction Company Ltd.

Purpose

1.       To address the committee regarding the Winstone Aggregates Quarry land, Three Kings.

Executive summary

2.       Mr Garry Bryant will address the committee regarding the Winstone Aggregates Quarry land, Three Kings.

Recommendation/s

That the Parks, Recreation and Sport Committee:

a)      thank Mr Garry Bryant for his presentation.

Attachments

a          Mr Bryant's letter ................................................................................... 27

 

 

6          Local Board Input

 

Standing Order 3.22 provides for Local Board Input.  The Chairperson (or nominee of that Chairperson) is entitled to speak for up to five (5) minutes during this time.  The Chairperson of the Local Board (or nominee of that Chairperson) shall wherever practical, give two (2) days notice of their wish to speak.  The meeting Chairperson has the discretion to decline any application that does not meet the requirements of Standing Orders.

 

This right is in addition to the right under Standing Order 3.9.14 to speak to matters on the agenda.

 

6.1       Hibiscus and Bays Local Board - Metro Park Working Group project

Purpose

1.       To give an opportunity for Local Board Chairpersons or their representatives to be present and speak to matters on the agenda.

Executive summary

2.       Julia Parfitt, Chairperson Hibiscus and Bays Local Board will address the committee in support of the Metro Park Working Group project.

Recommendation/s

That the Parks, Recreation and Sport Committee:

a)      thank Ms Julia Parfitt, Chairperson Hibiscus and Bays Local Board for her presentation.

 

 

6.2       Albert-Eden Local Board - Open space network plans

Purpose

1.       To address the committee regarding open space network plans.

Executive summary

2.       Mr Peter Haynes, Chair Albert-Eden Local Board will address the committee regarding progress on open space network plans.

Recommendation/s

That the Parks, Recreation and Sport Committee:

a)      thank Mr Peter Haynes, Chair Albert-Eden Local Board for his presentation.

 

 

7          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.”

 

8          Notices of Motion

 

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

 


Parks, Recreation and Sport Committee

22 July 2014

 

Parks, Sports & Recreation - Manager's Report

 

File No.: CP2014/15681

 

Purpose

1.       To update the Committee on activities undertaken by the Department of Parks, Sports and Recreation to support implementation of plans and policies of Auckland Council.

Executive summary

2.       This report has been written to briefly update the Committee across a range of issues and progress with respect to approved work programmes.

 

Recommendation/s

That the Parks, Recreation and Sport Committee:

a)      receive the update report from the Acting  Manager, Parks, Sports & Recreation Department.

Comments

Operations Stability

Achievements and Highlights

3.       Lauren Roberts who is currently working in the department is in the New Zealand Commonwealth Games team for women’s weightlifting. She was top of her class in NZ (63 kg).

4.       19 Park Rangers were assessed as competent in Unit Standard 20388 “Work Safety with Aircraft at Emergency Incidents” at Ardmore Airport.

5.       TripAdvisor congratulated Auckland Domain on being awarded a 2014 Certificate of Excellence, signifying that it has consistently earned outstanding feedback from TripAdvisor travellers.  This prestigious award is based on the quality of reviews and opinions earned on TripAdvisor over the past year.

6.       The Waitakere Ranges Regional Park, Arataki Visitor Centre and Piha have been mentioned as key destinations for Auckland in recent Lonely Planet Guide publications.  These destinations are regular key attractions mentioned in Auckland and New Zealand.

7.       On 10 and 11 June the region experienced some of the strongest winds recorded.  A large number of trees were exposed to a wind direction they do not generally experience.  The result was around 1000 requests for service in one day. Most of these were tree related, as well as the loss of hundreds of trees including many of our urban and rural forest giants.  Rain was also very high on Great Barrier Island during the storm resulting in slips affecting roads and tracks.  The clean-up around the region will be ongoing. Many of the larger trees that fell within parks may stay in place for some time as ground conditions are now too soft to make extraction or removal possible.

8.       On 7 June the rocket in Rocket Park was re-launched.  This followed a period of closure to address improvements.  The Albert-Eden Local Board was determined to see a favourite piece of play equipment open again for the children of Auckland and once it was ready they celebrated this accomplishment in style with a much publicised public opening with many of the children (and the Member Watson) dressing up in theme.

9.       There have been a range of public planting days organised by Local Parks Volunteer and Biodiversity coordinators including six in the central area.  On the Whenua Rangatira Toki Taio have organised a number of well promoted planting and educational days.

10.     The Revitalisation of Sturges Park, Otahuhu project has been initiated. The department’s southern team will work with the local board and community to improve the quality of the park.

11.     In total 23000 trees have been planted this planting season, by volunteers in Southern Regional Parks, in just over 1400 hours.

12.     The end of June brought Matariki, officially starting on 28 June.  Matariki specific displays have commenced at the Arataki Visitor centre with Mokihi (traditional raft) on display.  One of the makers of the raft spent the day providing information and answering questions from visitors about the Mokoihi. 

Projects

13.     Two Auckland Council projects were finalists in four categories at the Ministry for the Environment Green Ribbon Awards in Wellington on 16 June 2014: Ark in the Park – Protecting and Stewardship Champions (Auckland Council and Forest & Bird) and La Rosa Reserve – caring for our Water and Public Sector Leadership. Ark in the Park won the Stewardship Category.

The following projects have been completed:

·        Western Springs Bridge renewal

·        Eric Armishaw Reserve toilet renewal

·        May Road War Memorial Park toilet renewal

·        Keith Hay Park toilet renewal

·        Waiata Reserve bridge renewal

·        Hochstetter Pond rock wall renewal

·        Eric Armishaw Reserve rock seawall renewal

·        Atiu Creek Regional Park fence renewals

·        Shakespear Regional Park fence renewals

·        Te Rau Puriri Regional Park fencing renewals

·        Tawharanui Regional Park road renewals

·        Te Muri Regional Park power upgrade

·        Luckens Reserve 3on3 basketball court (SLIPs project)

·        Hibiscus & Bays minor horticultural renewals

·        Moana Reserve fountain renewal

·        Orewa Reserve playground renewal

·        Gulf Harbour Reserve swings renewal

·        Hammerhead Reserve bollards

·        Goodall Reserve skate park

·        Shoesmith Reserve fence extension

·        Warkworth River Bank Reserve bollard fence extension

·        Windsor Park No. 1 sandfield renewal

·        Wainoni Park No. new sportsfield lighting

·        North Harbour Stadium artificial turf renewal

·        Kaurilands Domain stairs

·        Cascades Suspension Bridge anchors and track upgrade

·        Achibald Park boardwalks

·        Waikumete Cemetery roading

·        Kingdale Reserve car park

·        Taipari Strand Projects: basketball court, path and seawall

·        Te Atatu Peninsula Park fitness trail

·        Starling Park refurbishment programme

·        McLeod Park sandcarpet

·        Alice Wylie Reserve Hibiscus Walkway

·        Kaitoke Beach restoration

·        Claris Airfield remote aviation weather camera station

·        Port Fitzroy Health Trust - access improvement design

·        Wetland Restoration- Rangihoua and Te Matuku

·        Homersham Reserve – creation of accessible fragrant garden

Sport and Recreation Strategic Action Plan Implementation Updates

14.     The Sport and Recreation Partnerships team is hosting a Sport Partnerships workshop for the sport and recreation sector, council staff and interested parties on 30 July at Papatoetoe Sports Centre.  This is part of a wider project to encourage and improve multi-agency partnering for both facilities and programmes. The workshop will showcase good practice as well as looking at what to avoid.  (The flyer is provided in Attachment A).

15.     A survey of schools is underway supported by council, Ministry of Education and Sport New Zealand. The survey will go out to schools after the holidays and will ask what sport and recreation facilities and assets a school has, whether they are open to the public and what the usage is.  This data combined with the draft Community Facilities Network Plan will help determine opportunities for education/council/community partnerships. The work was funded by Sport New Zealand and will be delivered by the Parks, Sports and Recreation Department’s  Sport and Recreation Partnerships team.

16.     Local Board State of Play Reports have been completed for all local boards. These reports provide an overview of facilities, clubs, organisations and programmes within each local board area, and where a sports code catchment is larger, provides information about sub-regional sport and recreation infrastructure.  The reports were provided to local boards to assist with the local board plans and information about sport and recreation facilities and programmes in their area.  If councilors would like copies of the reports for their ward they can be provided.

Consideration

Local board views and implications

17.     There has been no specific engagement with local boards in relation to this update report. Local Board views are sought with regard to specific operational delivery within the work programme, and these views are reported as and when those specific projects are reported.

Maori impact statement

18.     The Parks Sport and Recreation Department has completed their Maori Responsiveness Plan which will be launched during the least week of Matariki. The plan is an internal document that looks at key areas of improvement that will enable us to deliver the Auckland Plan Maori Outcomes, the Maori Plan and other key programmes.

19.     Parks Sports and Recreation is of significant importance to tangata whenua, their culture and traditions.  Sites of significance to tangata whenua are an important part of their heritage, established through whakapapa. 

20.     The activities identified in the report will have varying degrees of impact upon Māori and staff have or will engage directly with Māori where appropriate.  Where these matters are reported separately to council, then issues affecting Māori are specifically covered.  As a summary of the unit’s activities, this report does not address these matters specifically.

21.     Where appropriate, Parks Sports and Recreation will engage with Māori on particular projects and programmes and/or advise other departments where activities may impact upon Māori values.

General

The activities in this report do not trigger the Significance Policy.  All programmes and activities are within budget / in line with Council’s plans and policies.  There are no legal or legislative implications arising from the activities outlined in this report.

Implementation

22.     No issues.

 

Attachments

There are no attachments for this report.  

Signatories

Authors

Lisa Tocker - Manager, Recreation Facilities & Service Delivery Central

Authorisers

Dean Kimpton - Chief Operating Officer

 


Parks, Recreation and Sport Committee

22 July 2014

 

Greenway Plans - Strategic Overview

 

File No.: CP2014/14937

 

Purpose

1.       To provide an overview of the local board greenway plans and to outline their implications for the open space acquisition programme.

Executive summary

2.       Greenway plans set out local boards’ aspirations for providing a high-amenity walking, cycling, recreation and ecological corridors. These plans are supported by the high-level aspirations set out in the Auckland Plan, the Parks and Open Spaces Strategic Action Plan, and the Parks and Open Spaces Acquisition Policy. In time, greenway plans will be integrated into comprehensive open space network plans, which will identify and prioritise all open space improvement projects for each local board area.

3.       Greenway plans provide local boards with a list of priority actions that are a mix of quick wins and more strategic, high-value projects. Greenway implementation projects will primarily be delivered by local boards, acting in partnership with a range of other entities (e.g. Auckland Transport). Funding for the implementation of these plans will come from a range of sources including: local board discretionary funding, local roading improvement funding allocated via the Long Term Plan, and the NZTA regional cycleway fund, amongst others.

4.       A number of greenway plans outline opportunities for land acquisitions and easements to deliver strategic outcomes. Any acquisition opportunities arising from greenway plans will be assessed and prioritised using the standard acquisition assessment process outlined in the adopted Parks and Open Space Acquisition Policy. An acquisition opportunity’s presence in a greenway plan does not necessarily mean that it will be recommended as a priority acquisition, as there is limited funding and a full range of criteria used to assess and prioritise acquisition opportunities.

Recommendation/s

That the Parks, Recreation and Sport Committee:

a)      note that any acquisition opportunities that support the delivery of greenway plans will be subject to the standard acquisition assessment and prioritisation processes set out in the adopted Parks and Open Space Acquisition Policy.

Comments

Greenways

5.       A greenway is defined as a corridor of open space that is planned, designed and managed for environmental and recreational benefits. Greenways can follow natural land or water features, like streams or coastlines, or man-made features like streets, motorways or rail corridors.

6.       Unlike the highway or connector cycle routes outlined in Auckland Transport’s Draft Auckland Cycling Network, greenways may not always be the quickest way to get from place to place.  Instead, they offer safe, recreational connections for everyday use. Greenways can connect ecological sites, parks, beaches, cultural and historic sites, schools, community facilities and town centres. They also provide the opportunity to enhance local ecology, improve stormwater quality, and promote healthy communities by providing access to appealing outdoor recreation close to home.

Strategic Context

Auckland Plan

7.       The Auckland Plan sets out the long- term strategic direction for Auckland, with a vision to create the world’s most liveable city. The delivery of greenways would help implement priorities and directives from a number of chapters in the Auckland Plan, including:

·    Chapter 5: Auckland’s Recreation & Sport

§ Priority 1: Encourage all Aucklanders, particularly children and young people to participate in recreation and sport

·    Chapter 7: Auckland’s Environment

§ Priority 1: Value our natural heritage

§ Priority 2: Sustainably manage natural resources

§ Priority 3: Treasure our coastlines, harbours, islands and marine areas

·    Chapter 12: Auckland’s Physical & Social Infrastructure

§ Priority 2: Protect, enable, align, integrate and provide social and community infrastructure for present and future generations.

§ Directive 12.8: Maintain and extend the public open space network, sporting facilities, swimming pools, walkways and trails and recreational boating facilities in line with growth needs.

·    Chapter 13: Auckland’s Transport

§ Priority 3: Prioritise and optimise investment across transport modes.

Parks and Open Spaces Strategic Action Plan

8.       The Parks and Open Spaces Strategic Action Plan sets out the strategic vision for how we will grow and improve our network of parks and open spaces over time. One of the four core areas of focus in that document focuses on connecting our parks and open spaces.

9.       The strategic action plan identifies the development of greenways as a high priority policy and planning action:

10.     Action P3: “Develop greenways plans for all local board areas that identify and prioritise opportunities to enhance connections between local destinations and provide recreation opportunities through streets, parks and open spaces.”

11.     The strategic action plan also identifies the need to develop open space network plans at the local board and regional scale (actions P4 and P6), and a strategic walks plan (Action P7). Both the open space network plans and the strategic walks plan will, in time, support the delivery and priositisation of greenways projects.

Open Space Network Plans

12.     Open space network plans will identify actions to improve the parks and open space network within each of the 21 local board areas, in response to local diversity and preferences. These network plans are the primary way that Auckland Council will identify open space requirements for development and acquisition across the region.

13.     Greenway plans will be integrated into the open space network plans, which will identify and prioritise open space improvement projects for each local board.

14.     Auckland Council’s Community Policy and Planning unit has begun developing open space network plans. Open space network plans are intended to be prepared for all local board areas between 2014-2016, although meeting this target will be subject to resource availability.

Greenway Plans

15.     The preparation of greenways plans is initiated and overseen by local boards in accordance with the decision-making allocation for local parks set out in the Long Term Plan 2012-2022.

16.     To date, six local boards have adopted greenway plans, including: Puketapapa, Maungakiekie-Tamaki, Albert-Eden, Waitemata, Whau (as a draft), and Kaipatiki. Four more greenway plans are currently being developed for: Orakei, Mangere-Otahuhu, Devonport-Takapuna and Upper Harbour. An eleventh greenway plan, for the Franklin Local Board, will be produced in 2014/15. Informal discussions regarding the production of greenway plans are also progressing with Henderson-Massey, Rodney and Manurewa.

17.     The map below illustrates how greenways connect across local board boundaries. Greenway plans look beyond local board boundaries to ensure a strategically linked and coherent network is delivered for the region as a whole.


18.     While there is a significant degree of similarity between the completed greenway plans, they have each been developed at the discretion and instruction of individual local boards. As a result, there is some variation in the scope and focus of each plan, which reflects the variations in the physical characteristics of different board areas, and the variation in the aspirations and priorities of local communities. However, all plans have a similar set of desired outcomes, including:

·    High amenity recreational walking connections

·    High amenity recreational cycling connections

·    Improved ecological outcomes

·    Improved community access to recreation opportunities.

19.     To achieve these outcomes, greenway plans identify a network of existing and proposed greenway routes that will enhance connections between parks and other areas of interest to local communities. Routes typically follow street networks and cross existing areas of public open space.

20.     While there is currently no overarching regional strategic vision for the greenway network, the plans completed to date have been delivered with a broad level of consistency.

Implementation

21.     Greenway plans are strategic documents that establish a vision which will be delivered over time, as opportunities arise and budgets allow. The delivery of these plans will include the upgrading of existing walking and cycling connections (both on and off road), as well as the creation of new connections within existing open space land, and establishing new connections across non-public land via agreements, easements or land acquisitions.

22.     Local boards focus on delivering the priority projects identified in their greenway plans. The greenway plans don’t typically have acquisitions as part of their priority action lists, as there is a recognition that these are more expensive and difficult to deliver. However, if a local board did want to acquire a parcel of land to enable the delivery of their greenway plan, that potential acquisition would go through the standard acquisition assessment and prioritisation process. 

23.     Greenways are only a small part of determining acquisition need, and identification on a greenway plan does not necessarily mean that acquiring that piece of land will be considered a high priority.

24.     The acquisition policy sets out the steps that are used to assist with the process of assessing acquisition opportunities, and determining priorities. The most relevant criteria used to assess acquisition opportunities identified in greenway plans are explained in detail in acquisition criteria 2 “Connecting our parks and open spaces” (refer to table below).

Acquisition Policy Prioritisation: Connecting our parks and open space

High priority

·    Land that will establish a significant area of contiguous park or open space that enhances recreation, ecological or landscape values

·    Land required to establish regional or sub-regional recreation connections (walkways, bike trails) identified in a endorsed council plan (e.g. greenways plans, parks and open space network plan)

·    Riparian land (such as esplanade reserves) that provides access to or along the coast or waterways

·    Land that connects areas of habitat of significant ecological value.

Medium priority

·    Land to create local connections that enhance recreation opportunities

·    Land that connects areas of habitat of representative ecological value

Not a priority

·    Land that does not connect existing parks or open space

 

25.     It may be appropriate to review and refine the acquisition policy criteria in light of acquisition budget limitations. Staff propose to report an overview of the current open space acquisition programme, including the budget implications for the current approvals to the Parks, Recreation and Sport Committee.

Financial Implications

26.     The majority of planned and proposed greenways utlise existing public open space and the existing street network. As a result, the majority of funding required to realise the implementation of the greenway plans is primarily to support the development of existing assets.

27.     There is some limited existing funding sources to support the delivery of greenways. Budget has been allocated for roading improvements in local board areas in Auckland Council’s Long Term Plan (LTP) for the next 10 years. Local boards may choose, at their discretion, to use some of this budget to implement their greenway plans. Other funding sources include Auckland Transport and the NZTA’s regional cycleways fund. In addition, local boards may choose to use their discretionary funding to deliver priority projects highlighted in their greenway plans.

28.     Where a proposed new route requires the acquisition of land or easements to enable the delivery of the route, the local board can request that the potential acquisition is considered by the Parks, Recreation and Sport Committee, with the acquisition being funded from the regional open space acquisition budgets. As noted previously, assessment and prioritisation of any proposed open space acquisition is undertaken in accordance with the open space acquisition policy.

Consideration

29.     Each local board’s greenway plan is a reflection of what elected members have heard from their communities. Feedback gained both formally and informally has been instrumental in shaping these plans.

30.     Successful implementation of greenway plans will require coordination and commitment between local boards, Auckland Council’s Parks Sports and Recreation, Stormwater and Planning departments, as well as Auckland Transport and key related public/utility organizations such as the NZTA, KiwiRail, Watercare, Transpower and Vector. Ongoing community engagement, stakeholder collaboration and partnerships are also critical for the successful implementation of greenway plans.

Local board views and implications

31.     Greenway planning is a local board initiated and led activity aimed at supporting the delivery of their local parks networks. Local board views and aspirations have been captured and incorporated into the final greenway plan documents.

32.     Local Boards have not been consulted in the writing of this report.

Maori impact statement

33.     Iwi are being consulted in the development the greenway plans in a variety of ways. Discussions held with iwi in the development of greenway plans are generally seen as a starting point for ongoing engagement and collaboration between iwi and Auckland Council in relation to greenway projects.

Implementation

34.     All implementation issues have been discussed in previous sections. There are no additional implementation issues arising from this report.

 

Attachments

There are no attachments for this report.

Signatories

Authors

Allison Rokke - Policy Analyst

Authorisers

Penny Pirrit - Regional & Local Planning Manager

Lisa Tocker - Manager, Recreation Facilities & Service Delivery Central

   

 


Parks, Recreation and Sport Committee

22 July 2014

 

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

 

That the Parks, Recreation and Sport Committee:

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

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

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

 

C1       Proposal to acquire open space in Massey

Reason for passing this resolution in relation to each matter

Particular interest(s) protected (where applicable)

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

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

s7(2)(i) - The withholding of the information is necessary to enable the local authority to carry on, without prejudice or disadvantage, negotiations (including commercial and industrial negotiations).

In particular, the report contains information on property values.

s48(1)(a)

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

 

 


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ATTACHMENTS

 

Item 5.1      Attachment a    Metro Park working Group progress update to the Hibiscus and Bays Local Board                                     Page 25

Item 5.2      Attachment a    Mr Bryant's letter                                              Page 27

 


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