Māngere-Ōtāhuhu Local Board

 

Open Minutes

 

 

 

Minutes of a meeting of the Māngere-Ōtāhuhu Local Board held in the Māngere-Otāhuhu Local Board Office, Shop 17B, 93 Bader Drive, Māngere on Wednesday, 15 October 2014 at 5.00pm.

 

present

 

Chairperson

Lydia Sosene

 

 

 

Deputy Chairperson

Carrol Elliott, JP

 

 

 

Members

Nick Bakulich

 

 

 

 

Tafafuna'i Tasi Lauese, JP

 

 

 

 

Christine O'Brien

 

 

 

 

Leau Peter Skelton

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

APOLOGIES

 

 

Walter Togiamua

Cr Arthur Anae

 

 

 

 


Māngere-Ōtāhuhu Local Board

15 October 2014

 

 

 

1          Welcome

 

Nick Bakulich led the meeting in prayer.

 

2          Apologies

 

Resolution number MO/2014/211

MOVED by Member NL Bakulich, seconded by Member CF O'Brien:  

That the Māngere-Ōtāhuhu Local Board accept the apology from Walter Togiamua for absence.

CARRIED

 

            Secretarial Note: Cr Arthur Anae tabled his apology for absence.

 

3          Declaration of Interest

 

There were no declarations of interest.

 

4          Confirmation of Minutes

 

Resolution number MO/2014/212

MOVED by Deputy Chairperson CM Elliott, seconded by Member CF O'Brien:  

That the Māngere-Ōtāhuhu Local Board:

a)         Confirm the ordinary minutes of its meeting, held on Wednesday, 17 September 2014, including the confidential section, as a true and correct record.

b)        Confirm the Local Board Plan Hearings minutes of its meeting held on Thursday, 18 August 2014, as a true and correct record.

 

CARRIED

 

5          Leave of Absence

 

There were no leaves of absence.

 

6          Acknowledgements

 

·         Launch of the local board’s project today: Sharing alcohol harm minimisation work with the community and the new Facebook page www.facebook.com/CommunityActionAgainstAlcoholHarm. (The Chair’s speech from the pre-meeting function is attached to the back of the minutes).

 

7          Petitions

 

There were no petitions.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

8          Deputations

 

8.1

Deputation - MIT Pasifika Centre Community Lead Group

 

The document tabled at the meeting is attached to the back of the minutes.

 

Resolution number MO/2014/213

MOVED by Deputy Chairperson CM Elliott, seconded by Member TF Lauese:  

a)         That the Māngere-Ōtāhuhu Local Board thanks Italia Toelei‘u, Pastor Esera Maeata’anoa, Leatuavao Rebekah Rimoni for their attendance and presentation.

b)         That the Māngere-Ōtāhuhu Local Board supports the Pasifika Centre Project in principle and refers the project to the Mayor’s office and relevant governing body Committees and central government for consideration and feedback.

CARRIED

 

 

 

8.2

Deputation - Ōtāhuhu Town Hall Community Centre

 

Resolution number MO/2014/214

MOVED by Deputy Chairperson CM Elliott, seconded by Member CF O'Brien:  

That the Māngere-Ōtāhuhu Local Board thanks Bella Tamotu for her attendance and presentation.

 

CARRIED

 

9          Public Forum

 

9.1

Public Forum - Love & Light Christmas in Centre Park 2014

 

Resolution number MO/2014/215

MOVED by Member NL Bakulich, seconded by Member CF O'Brien:  

That the Māngere-Ōtāhuhu Local Board thanks Gloria Finau, Wilz Puiri and team for their attendance and presentation.

 

CARRIED

 

9.2

Public Forum - Community Newsletter 275 Times

 

A copy of the 275 Times tabled at the meeting is attached to the back of the minutes.

 

Resolution number MO/2014/216

MOVED by Member CF O'Brien, seconded by Member EP Skelton:  

That the Māngere-Ōtāhuhu Local Board thanks Justin Latif for his attendance and presentation.

 

CARRIED

 

Member TF Lauese left the meeting at 6.25 pm.

 

 

10        Extraordinary Business

 

There was no extraordinary business.

 

 

11        Notices of Motion

 

There were no notices of motion.

 

 

12

Manukau Ward Councillors Update

 

Cr Arthur Anae report is attached to the back of the minutes.

 

Resolution number MO/2014/217

MOVED by Chairperson L Sosene, seconded by Deputy Chairperson CM Elliott:  

a)         That the verbal report from Cr Alf Filipaina and the written report from Cr Arthur Anae be received.

b)         That the Māngere-Ōtāhuhu Local Board thanks Cr Filipaina for his regular attendance to the Board meetings and notes that they are disappointed that Cr Anae is unable to attend due to clashes in schedules with other council business.

 

CARRIED

 

Member TF Lauese returned to the meeting at 6.28 pm.

 

 

13

Design Framework for Otahuhu Linkages

 

Resolution number MO/2014/218

MOVED by Member CF O'Brien, seconded by Member EP Skelton:  

That the Māngere-Ōtāhuhu Local Board:

a)      receive the Design Framework for Ōtāhuhu Linkages report.

b)      endorse council staff to proceed with a public information day in October or November 2014 and that the public information day provide clear information on the scope of delivery, that is about improvements to Mason Avenue, under the budget available in FY 2014/2015.

c)      notes the council staff will update the Māngere-Ōtāhuhu Local Board on the outcome of the public information day, with the intention to also seek formal adoption of the Design Framework document.

d)      notes with concern that the regional economic development budget deferrals have impacted the expected scope of delivery planned for improvements under the Otahuhu Linkages project.

 

CARRIED

 

Secretarial Note: Item 35 was considered after Item 13 and Item 15 was considered after Item 35.

 

 

Secretarial Note: The Board adjourned for a 10 minute break prior to Item 14 at 7.19pm and returned at 7.27pm.

 

 

14

Mangere-Ōtāhuhu Local Board Community Group Funding - Applications for Round One 2014/2015

 

Resolution number MO/2014/219

MOVED by Member TF Lauese, seconded by Member EP Skelton:  

That the Māngere-Ōtāhuhu Local Board:

a)         review the round one applications received and agree to either fund, partially fund or decline the applications as follows:

Fund Type

Applicant

Funds required for 

Amount requested

Decision

Community Crime Prevention Fund

Mangere/Papatoetoe Pacific Community Safety Patrol Trust

Towards vehicle maintenance and running costs, salary for an office worker and the purchase of desktop computer, printer and software

$10,000

Granted

$6,000

(tagged to vehicle maintenance and running costs)

Marae Facilities Fund

Auckland Mataatua Society Incorporated

Towards the purchase of 60 waterproof mattresses, 200 wipeable chairs, installation of carpet, provision and erection of a storage cabinet and an upgrade of the men’s ablution block

$45,000

Granted

$20,000

Social Investment Fund

Auckland Regional Migrant Services Charitable Trust

Towards 0.5 FTE salary for an activities co‑ordinator for Pacific Island newcomers to Mangere, Manurewa and Otara

$12,334

Withdrawn

Social Investment Fund

Auckland Single Parent’s Trust and Te Kaitiakitanga Tamaki Makaurau o te Matua Kotahitanga

Towards the cost to provide workshops and one-on-one coaching for single parents

$3,120

Granted

$2,000

Social Investment Fund

Christians Against Poverty NZ

Towards the annual cost of a client freephone line used by the 60 families in Mangere and Otahuhu who use the service

$1,800

Approved

$1,800

Social Investment Fund

LifeKidz Trust

Towards the salaries for youth workers to provide a 30-day school holiday programme care for 45 children with disabilities and special needs between 22 December 2014 and 5 February 2015 at The Depot, Lloyd Elsmore Park, Pakuranga (20% of attendees are from Mangere-Otahuhu)

$5,000

Approved

$5,000

Social Investment Fund

Roman Catholic Diocese of Auckland Ecclesiastical Goods Trust  (t/a Catholic Social Services)

Towards wages and the cost of supervision of counsellors working with families in Mangere and Otahuhu

$10,000

Approved

$10,000

Social Investment Fund

The Parenting Place - Attitude Youth Division

Towards the delivery of the Attitude presentation to approximately 4,300 students at six high schools in Mangere-Otahuhu (Auckland Seventh-Day Adventist, McAuley High, Southern Cross Campus, Kings, Mangere and Otahuhu colleges) between November 2014 and October 2015

$6,760

Approved

$6,700

Local Board Discretionary Community Fund

Auckland Regional Migrant Services Charitable Trust

Towards the facilitation of six information workshops for Pacific Island newcomers and service providers at Mangere Central Library (or similar) between November 2014 and October 2015

$1,680

Approved

$1,680

Local Board Discretionary Community Fund

Alofa Tunoa Pentecostal Church

Towards the purchase of a public address system, electronic drum kit, hand-held and head-set microphones and an acoustic electric guitar

$13,413

Declined

Local Board Discretionary Community Fund

Auckland Kids Achievement Trust (t/a FYD Auckland)

Towards the salaries of four Kiwi Can leaders to provide a weekly, year-long life skills and values programme for 5-12 year olds, delivered to Koru and Sutton Park schools

$5,000

Granted

$2,500

 

Local Board Discretionary Community Fund

Chinese New Settlers Services Trust

Towards the purchase of two laptops, two mobile whiteboards, venue hire, promotion and tutors for the Connecting Kids - Connecting Families education programme

$6,245

Granted

$2,000

Local Board Discretionary Community Fund

Enuamanu Atiu Nui Maruarua Society Inc

Towards the purchase of 500 chairs, 50 tables and a table trolley

$28,131

Granted

$5,000

Local Board Discretionary Community Fund

Father and Child Trust

Towards salaries for the provision of the fathers' support service

$5,000

Declined

Local Board Discretionary Community Fund

Grandparents Raising Grandchildren Trust NZ

Towards the salary of the Auckland outreach worker and a contribution to the production of the free monthly members' newsletter

$1,434

Granted $1,000

(tagged towards newsletter)

Local Board Discretionary Community Fund

KidsCan Charitable Trust

Towards the purchase of nit treatment kits for distribution to Mangere and Otahuhu schools

$5,000

Approved

$5,000

Local Board Discretionary Community Fund

Mangere Central Indoor Bowling Club

Towards venue hire for the Mangere Central Hall, Kirkbride Road, Mangere between 5 March and 5 November 2015

$2,293

Approved

$2,293

Local Board Discretionary Community Fund

Mobility Assistance Dogs Trust

Towards the annual salaries of the canine manager and the senior canine co‑ordinator for the Puppies in Prison programme

$4,000

Granted

$2,000

Local Board Discretionary Community Fund

New Zealand Blue Light Ventures Inc

Towards the cost of 1304 "Kidsmart" handbooks for distribution to Year 9 students in the Mangere and Otahuhu area

$4,564

Granted

$4,500

Local Board Discretionary Community Fund

New Zealand Sikh Women's Association Inc

Towards annual rental for the premises at 214 Great South Road, Otahuhu

$12,707

Granted

 $2,000

Local Board Discretionary Community Fund

Roberson Road Playgroup

Towards the salary of the 0.5 FTE playgroup co‑ordinator

$12,000

Declined

Local Board Discretionary Community Fund

South Auckland Christian Foodbank

Towards transport and staff wages for the FoodSave initiative to increase food supplies for the South Auckland Christian

 

 

$18,000

Granted

$3,000

(tagged to transport only)

Local Board Discretionary Community Fund

Stepping Stones Recovery Trust

Towards the purchase of a television and wall-mount bracket, barbeque, kettle, cutlery, serving bowls, pots and pans

$3,079

Approved

$3,079

Local Board Discretionary Community Fund

The Parenting Place - Toolbox Division

Towards participant subsidies, handbook printing and volunteer expenses for seven Toolbox parenting group programmes throughout Mangere and Otahuhu benefiting approximately 63 parents and their families

$1,780

Approved

$1,780

Local Board Discretionary Community Fund

Waterlea Indoor Bowling Club

Towards the yearly venue hire cost of the Mangere War Memorial Hall, Domain Road, Mangere Bridge

$2,356

Approved

$2,356

 

Local Board Discretionary Community Fund

WaterSafe Auckland Inc

Towards the cost to deliver the free, five-day Whānau Nui programme teaching swimming and water safety skills to 120 children and whanau at the Otahuhu and Moana Nui A Kiwa pools during summer 2014/2015

$7,006

Granted

$5,000

 

Total Amount Requested

$227,702

 

 

CARRIED

 

 

 

 

 

15

Council's Role in Early Childhood Education

 

Resolution number MO/2014/220

MOVED by Deputy Chairperson CM Elliott, seconded by Member EP Skelton:  

That the Māngere-Ōtāhuhu Local Board:

a)      Adopt the following principles to guide decisions on requests for lease of public open space for early childhood education provision;

i)       that central government has the main responsibility for the establishment of early childhood education services.

ii)       that the establishment of new early childhood education services on council’s parks and open space will not be supported, unless there is a direct benefit to the open space and its users.

iii)      that existing early childhood education centres seeking expansion may be supported where the impact on the parks and open space provision and its users have been assessed as minimal.  

 

CARRIED

 

Secretarial Note: Item 15 was considered after Item 35.

 

16

Clarification of decision making for Mangere Mountain

 

Resolution number MO/2014/221

MOVED by Member EP Skelton, seconded by Member CF O'Brien:  

That the Māngere-Ōtāhuhu Local Board:

a)      Recommend to the Governing Body that the decision making allocation for land contiguous with Te Pane o Mataoho/Te Ara Puera (Mangere Mountain) be amended so that all parcels of council owned or administered contiguous land be removed from the definition of “regional park” and become “local park”, specifically the following parcels:

i)       Pt Allotment 202 PSH OF Manurewa

ii)      Allotment 379 PSH OF Manurewa

iii)     Allotment 262 PSH OF Manurewa

iv)     Paper Road (Pt Mangere Mountain Education Centre grounds)

v)      LOT 24 DP 10685

vi)     Paper Road (Access to Ridgemount Road)

vii)    Lot 1 DP 44558

viii)   Lot 29 DP 57347

ix)     Lot 1 P29452

b)      Note that the possible vesting of administrative responsibility for these parcels of land to the Tupuna Maunga o Tamaki Makarau Authority will be considered by council in the future.

 

CARRIED

 

 

 

 

17

Requesting approval for renewal spends  for Aquatics and Recreation facilities for 2014-15

 

Resolution number MO/2014/222

MOVED by Deputy Chairperson CM Elliott, seconded by Member EP Skelton:  

That the Māngere-Ōtāhuhu Local Board:

a)      Approve the 2015 aquatic and recreation facility building renewal capital work schedule.

b)      Approves Auckland Council Officers have delegated authority to manage the projects within the funding budget indicated in the list.

c)      Requests officers to provide a report updating the Board on progress including any incidents (such as the fire at Moana Nui A Kiwa Leisure Centre)  and follow up actions undertaken.

 

CARRIED

 

 

18

Integrated bylaws review and implementation programme (IBRI) update – September 2014

 

Resolution number MO/2014/223

MOVED by Member TF Lauese, seconded by Member CF O'Brien:  

That the Māngere-Ōtāhuhu Local Board note the progress of the Integrated Bylaw Review and Implementation programme towards its completion of the delivery of new bylaws by October 2015.

 

CARRIED

 

 

 

19

Auckland Council Property Limited Local Board Six-Monthly Update 1 January to 30 June 2014

 

Resolution number MO/2014/224

MOVED by Member CF O'Brien, seconded by Member TF Lauese:  

That the Māngere-Ōtāhuhu Local Board:

a)      Receives the Auckland Council Property Limited Local Board six-monthly update 1 January to 30 June 2014.

b)      Requests clarification of the status and the timeline for divestment for 7 Piki Thompson Way, Otahuhu.

 

CARRIED

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

20

Significance and Engagement Policy

 

Resolution number MO/2014/225

MOVED by Deputy Chairperson CM Elliott, seconded by Member NL Bakulich:  

That the Māngere-Ōtāhuhu Local Board provides the following feedback on the draft significance and engagement policy:

a)         Endorses the principle-led approach taken to the drafting of the policy.

b)         Agrees that the development of consultation and engagement guidelines for Auckland Council will support the policy and the sharing of best practice.

c)         Requests that staff make use of the extensive community engagement experience of the local boards and Local Board Services to inform the development of guidelines and action points.

d)         Supports the development of mechanisms to engage and build understanding with those communities who are typically heard from least often.

 

CARRIED

 

 

21

Monthly budget update including the 2014/2015 capital programme deferral considered by the 21 August and 24 September 2014 Finance and Performance Committee

 

Resolution number MO/2014/226

MOVED by Chairperson L Sosene, seconded by Member TF Lauese:  

That the Māngere-Ōtāhuhu Local Board:

a)      Receive the resolutions, report and attachment from the 21 August and 24 September 2014 Finance and Performance Committee relating to the Monthly Budget Update report which included the 2014/2015 capital programme deferral.

b)      Notes that the board’s CCTV camera project was not deferred by the Governing Body as requested by the Local Board.

c)      Requests clarity on regional projects which have been deferred that impact on the local board area.

 

CARRIED

 

 

 

22

Adoption of the Māngere-Ōtāhuhu Local Board Plan 2014

 

Resolution number MO/2014/227

MOVED by Chairperson L Sosene, seconded by Member EP Skelton:  

That the Māngere-Ōtāhuhu Local Board:

a)      Adopts the Māngere-Ōtāhuhu Local Board Plan.

b)      Delegates to the Chair to approve any minor wording changes that may be necessary following adoption.

 

CARRIED

 

 

 

 

23

Long Term Plan 2015-2025 Feedback on Mayoral Proposal

 

Resolution number MO/2014/228

MOVED by Deputy Chairperson CM Elliott, seconded by Member CF O'Brien:  

That the Māngere-Ōtāhuhu Local Board:

a)      Adopts the feedback on the mayoral proposal and local board advocacy contained in the tabled document.

b)      Delegates to the Chair to present the board’s feedback to the Governing Body.

 

CARRIED

 

 

24

Financial Policies Issues for Long-term Plan 2015-2025

 

Resolution number MO/2014/229

MOVED by Chairperson L Sosene, seconded by Member CF O'Brien:  

That the Māngere-Ōtāhuhu Local Board makes the following points to the Mayor and Governing Body in light of the proposed financial policies as part of preparing the draft Long-term Plan 2015-2025.

a)         That the local board has concerns about the impact of the proposed rating and fees and charges financial policies for the local communities in Māngere-Ōtāhuhu and also for other parts of the wider Auckland region.

b)        The board supports the principle of providing rates remission and postponement policies, moving to a more equitable and transparent provision of subsidy for heritage properties and those properties that are for community or sporting purposes across the city. This includes a move to a grants methodology with a three year transition. However, it should be noted that the financial responsibility for grants budget provision should not be drawn from local board budget allocations. It should also be noted that the new local boards funding model, combined with the fiscal constraints of the Mayor’s Long-term Plan proposal, places a huge demand on the budget envelope of local boards.  An additional budget burden of meeting costs for rates remission must not be transferred to local boards.

c)         The local board does not wish to see any further increase made to the Uniform Annual General Charge (UAGC) in the rating policy. The board also has concerns about shifting the rating burden onto residents to reduce the costs for businesses. It should be noted that business owners can claim taxation credits for rates paid, while residential rate-payers cannot. It should also be noted that businesses receive significant services through infrastructure provision across the region and the cost burden must be shared fairly. Therefore, the local board does not support reducing the business rating differential as it places a greater burden on residential rate-payers.

d)        The board supports a move to harmonise fees and charges, however, it is of the view that that transition must be managed well and affordability must be considered.

e)         That any increase to social housing rentals be carefully considered for affordability, and that if any increases are proposed, they are implemented over time to minimise impacts to current tenants.

 

CARRIED

 

25

Local board feedback on the draft Arts and Culture Strategic Action Plan (ACSAP)

 

Resolution number MO/2014/230

MOVED by Member EP Skelton, seconded by Member TF Lauese:  

That the Māngere-Ōtāhuhu Local Board:

a)      Endorse the Arts and Culture Strategic Action Plan’s proposed goals and actions and recommend that the Arts, Culture and Events Committee adopt them.

b)      Note that further work on the implementation section will be undertaken with local boards from November 2014 to February 2015.

General feedback

 

c)      Note the engagement with local boards on the draft Arts and Culture Strategic Action Plan through individual workshops and portfolio holder briefings,

d)      Recommend clarification for the rationale of council involvement, and explanation of council’s role versus the role of other implementation agencies before the draft Arts and Culture Strategic Action Plan is adopted.

e)      Request that local boards be involved in the development of the implementation plan.

f)       Request that the implementation plan details the role of local boards, where appropriate and outline when they will be engaged.

Feedback on proposed goals and action areas

g)      Endorse the proposed goals and action areas of the draft Arts and Culture Strategic Acton Plan, noting that this is a high-level document with no detail of tangible actions, aligned funding and no clear indication of how outcomes will be realised.

h)      Recommend greater recognition of the role of local boards and the activities being undertaken by local boards.  This includes:

i)       Auckland Council’s role in arts and culture (page 9): to outline the role of local boards in producing arts and culture outcomes though local facilities, initiatives and programming.

ii)      Strategic Framework section (pages 10-13): stronger alignment and recognition of the local board plans.

iii)     Throughout all six goals: to highlight where local boards have undertaken arts and culture-related activities in the ‘what we are already doing’ sections

iv)     Goal 1 (pages 27-29): to highlight the opportunities local boards can provide so that all Aucklander’s can access and participate in arts and culture.

v)      Goal 2 (pages 32-33): to highlight how local boards can invest in arts and culture through events and programming, as well as advocating for new facility builds.

vi)     Goal 3 (pages 36-38): to reflect and recognise the opportunities local boards can provide arts and culture groups through community leases, venue hire, partnering and programming.

vii)    Goal 4 (pages 41-43): to recognise the role of local boards in place-making.

 

viii)   Goal 5 (pages 46-48): to recognise the role of local boards in celebrating cultural identity by undertaking a range of local events.

ix)     Goal 6 (pages 51-53): to highlight how local boards can contribute to a creative economy through local economic development and arts and culture facilities, initiatives and programming.

i)       Recommend that since local board feedback has not been sought in time to influence the final draft Arts and Culture Strategic Acton Plan that will be presented to the October meeting of the Arts, Culture and Events Committee, that the Chair and Community and Cultural Strategy Manager be delegated authority to make final changes based on local board feedback.

 

CARRIED

 

 

26

Mangere-Otahuhu Local Board Feedback on Proposed Signage Bylaw 2014

 

Resolution number MO/2014/231

MOVED by Member TF Lauese, seconded by Member NL Bakulich:  

That the Māngere-Ōtāhuhu Local Board:

a)      Endorse the submission on the Proposed Signage Bylaw 2014.

b)      Delegates the Chair of the Māngere-Ōtāhuhu Local Board or another local board member to present the board’s views at a hearing on this matter.

c)      Delegates the Chair to make any minor amendments to the submission after the October 2014 business meeting if required.

 

CARRIED

 

 

27

Adoption of meeting schedule

 

Resolution number MO/2014/232

MOVED by Chairperson L Sosene, seconded by Member CF O'Brien:  

That the Māngere-Ōtāhuhu Local Board:

a)      Adopts its meeting schedule for the next two years of the 2013-2016 electoral term as follows:

DATE

TIME

VENUE

18 February 2015

5pm

Mangere-Otahuhu Local Board Office, Bader Drive, Mangere

18 March 2015

5pm

Otahuhu Town Hall, 10 High Street, Otahuhu

15 April 2015

5pm

Mangere-Otahuhu Local Board Office, Bader Drive, Mangere

20 May 2015

5pm

Otahuhu Town Hall, 10 High Street, Otahuhu

17 June 2015

5pm

Mangere-Otahuhu Local Board Office, Bader Drive, Mangere

15 July 2015

5pm

Mangere-Otahuhu Local Board Office, Bader Drive, Mangere

19 August 2015

5pm

Mangere-Otahuhu Local Board Office, Bader Drive, Mangere

16 September 2015

5pm

Otahuhu Town Hall, 10 High Street, Otahuhu

21 October 2015

5pm

Mangere-Otahuhu Local Board Office, Bader Drive, Mangere

18 November 2015

5pm

Otahuhu Town Hall, 10 High Street, Otahuhu

9 December 2015

5pm

Mangere-Otahuhu Local Board Office, Bader Drive, Mangere

17 February 2016

5pm

Mangere-Otahuhu Local Board Office, Bader Drive, Mangere

16 March 2016

5pm

Otahuhu Town Hall, 10 High Street, Otahuhu

20 April 2016

5pm

Mangere-Otahuhu Local Board Office, Bader Drive, Mangere

18 May 2016

5pm

Otahuhu Town Hall, 10 High Street, Otahuhu

15 June 2016

5pm

Mangere-Otahuhu Local Board Office, Bader Drive, Mangere

20 July 2016

5pm

Mangere-Otahuhu Local Board Office, Bader Drive, Mangere

17 August 2016

5pm

Otahuhu Town Hall, 10 High Street, Otahuhu

21 September 2016

5pm

Mangere-Otahuhu Local Board Office, Bader Drive, Mangere

b)       Notes that workshops will be held on the 1st, 2nd and 4th Wednesdays of the month.

c)       Notes that dates and times for hearings and deliberations for 2015 and 2016 are yet to be finalised.

 

CARRIED

 

 

28

For Information: Reports referred to the Māngere-Ōtāhuhu Local Board

 

Resolution number MO/2014/233

MOVED by Member CF O'Brien, seconded by Member EP Skelton:  

That the Māngere-Ōtāhuhu Local Board:

a)         Note the 2013/2014 Safeswim Summary Report.

b)         Note the Housing Strategic Action Plan – Stage 1 – Update and Next Stage report.

c)         Note the Delegations from the Tūpuna Maunga o Tāmaki Makaurau Authority to Auckland Council report.

 

CARRIED

 

 

29

Mangere-Otahuhu Local Board Action/Reports Pending

 

Resolution number MO/2014/234

MOVED by Chairperson L Sosene, seconded by Member EP Skelton:  

That the Māngere-Ōtāhuhu Local Board Action/Reports Pending report be received.

 

CARRIED

 

 

30

Mangere-Otahuhu Local Board Workshop Notes

 

Resolution number MO/2014/235

MOVED by Chairperson L Sosene, seconded by Deputy Chairperson CM Elliott:  

That the Māngere-Ōtāhuhu Local Board workshop notes from the workshops held on 3, 10, 17 and 24 September 2014 be received.

 

CARRIED

 

 

 

 

 

 

31

Mangere-Otahuhu Local Board members portfolio update

 

Resolution number MO/2014/236

MOVED by Chairperson L Sosene, seconded by Member CF O'Brien:  

That the verbal updates from the portfolio members be received.

 

CARRIED

 

 

32

Chairpersons Announcements

 

The Chairpersons report is attached to the back of the minutes.

 

Resolution number MO/2014/237

MOVED by Chairperson L Sosene, seconded by Member CF O'Brien:  

That the written and verbal report be received.

CARRIED

  

 

33        Consideration of Extraordinary Items

 

There was no consideration of extraordinary items.

 

35

Auckland Transport Monthly Update Report - October 2014

 

Resolution number MO/2014/238

MOVED by Chairperson L Sosene, seconded by Member CF O'Brien:  

a)      That the Māngere-Ōtāhuhu Local Board receives the Auckland Transport Monthly Update Report – October 2014.

b)      That the Mangere-Otahuhu Local Board has reviewed Auckland Transport’s current draft work programme for the LTP and requests that increased weighting is given to Public Transport in future versions of the LTP work programme.

 

CARRIED

  

 Secretarial Note: Item 35 was considered after Item 13.

 

34        Procedural motion to exclude the public

Resolution number MO/2014/239

MOVED by Chairperson L Sosene, seconded by Deputy Chairperson CM Elliott:  

That the Māngere-Ōtāhuhu Local Board:

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

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

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

 

C1       Council Controlled Organisation Review, Progress Report to Local Boards

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)(a) - The withholding of the information is necessary to protect the privacy of natural persons, including that of a deceased person.

In particular, the report contains information on proposed changes that may impact the employment of staff within the Auckland Council group..

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.

 

The text of these resolutions is made available to the public who are present at the meeting and form part of the minutes of the meeting.

CARRIED

 

8.28pm            The public was excluded.

 

Resolutions in relation to the confidential items are recorded in the confidential section of these minutes and are not publicly available.

 

8.57pm            There was no public present.

 

restatementS

 

It was resolved while the public was excluded:

 

C1

Council Controlled Organisation Review, Progress Report to Local Boards

 

Resolution number MO/2014/5

That the Māngere-Ōtāhuhu Local Board:

g)      Notes that there be no restatement of the report and resolutions at this time.

CARRIED

  

 Carrol Elliott closed the meeting in prayer.

 

8.58pm                                               The Chairperson thanked Members for their attendance and attention to business and declared the meeting closed.

 

CONFIRMED AS A TRUE AND CORRECT RECORD AT A MEETING OF THE Māngere-Ōtāhuhu Local Board HELD ON

 

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

 

CHAIRPERSON:........................................................


Item 6 Chairpersons Speech

 

Sharing alcohol harm minimisation work with the community

 

Speech by Lydia Sosene, Chair of the Māngere-Ōtāhuhu Local Board

 

15 October, 2014

 

It makes me proud to see such representatives of our community here this afternoon to talk about this important issue, and hear about what my Local Board colleagues and I are doing to reduce the harm alcohol causes in our area.

 

This is one of the most important issues we face as a community, and we are working hard to ensure the views of our community have been heard across the wider Auckland region and nationally through advocacy to relevant authorities on issues such as alcohol advertising and sponsorship, sales and licensing. When we don’t get these things right, they do hurt our community.

 

But what I’d like to talk with you about today is our involvement in the alcohol licensing process.

 

There are far too many places to buy alcohol in our area and we know that the number of liquor stores is a significant contributor to the harmful effects of alcohol we see every day.

 

As a board we believe that a crucial part of dealing with alcohol harm is by getting involved in the alcohol licensing process, to influence how many places are able to sell alcohol, and the rules that they operate under.

 

Since February, the board has worked with the community to make at least five objections to alcohol off-licence renewals and three objections against new licences.

 

We have been disappointed in some cases - many of you will be aware of the situation around the liquor store on Wickman Way. But we have also achieved some good results, in particular around ensuring that licences are granted with strong conditions imposed that directly address areas of community concern.

 

These are conditions such as reducing trading hours, banning ‘single sales’, not allowing uniformed school children in the shop and reducing the visibility of alcohol advertising and products.

 

All of these things are known to help reduce the harmful effects of alcohol, and are not only immediately effective, but also set precedents that can be used in future objections.

 

Every decision influenced by an objection has resulted in a better outcome than if the Board and community members had not objected. There is no doubt in my mind that we are making an important difference.

 

But these processes are tough, and stacked against members of the community. So it’s important that we as a board do our best to support members of our community who want to speak out.

 

At a basic level there are practical things we can all do, such as call the police when we see illegal or anti-social behaviour. But many of you have asked for more than that – for the opportunity to actively build the case against alcohol misuse in our community, rather than just dealing with incidents in isolation.

 

In July we made a resolution to encourage the direct involvement of local communities in liquor licensing processes, by providing community organisations with relevant information about the processes and empowering them to lodge objections and give evidence.

 

So we are very pleased to be able to share with you a key part of this - our new Facebook page: Community Action Against Alcohol Harm. We have created it to share information and provide tools and support for you to participate in the licensing process and have your voice heard.


So now, when you see
underage kids hanging around bottle shops or alcohol-related anti-social behaviour, or are unhappy with the way the alcohol shop across the road or in the corner dairy block is operating, you will have somewhere to go.

 

You can use the Facebook page to seek advice on what rights you can have and steps you can take to argue against licences being granted. And, importantly, by sharing information on the page you can help gather evidence that could potentially be used in a licence application hearing which may result in conditions being imposed or even a licence not being granted.

 

The page will proactively advise the community about licence applications, so you know if a new or renewed licence is being applied for in your neighbourhood and therefor have the opportunity to consider objecting. We will post templates for objections and guides on how to complete them, and ask you to share any relevant information you have about licence applications.

 

We can also answer questions you have, and you can use the Community Action Against Alcohol Harm page to seek advice from other community members, or our office.

 

We have handouts with the page details for you to take away. I encourage you ‘Like’ the page and to spread the word about it.

 

We are determined to support our community to become more active in addressing this issue, and by working together we can have an even greater impact, and build a better future for our community.

 

Lydia Sosene

Māngere-Ōtāhuhu Local Board Chair

 

phone 021 287 2255

 


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Item 9.2






Item 12

Councillor Arthur Anae’s bulletin

9 October 2014

Regional Strategy and Policy Committee meeting

Councillor Anae – Deputy Chair

Auckland Town Hall

·         This committee meeting had been of the key highlights at the Governing Body arena where the ‘pest management options for the Hunua Ranges Regional Parklands’ were discussed amidst a crowd of people who held various opinions and positions about the matter. The media had a field day. Councillor Anae, in explaining his policy position said: “We have had no better or economical alternative solution against this pest problem. We have a serious situation which had been considered by professionals and experts in the field who submitted that the best and safest option available is the 1080 drop, and I support that position.”

ATEED – Auckland Business Awards (South) Gala Dinner

Councillor Anae as guest speaker

Vodafone Events Centre, Manukau

 

8 October 2014

Economic Development Committee meeting

Councillor Anae - Chairperson

Auckland Town Hall

 

 

6 October 2014

Youth support initiative meeting

Councillor Anae as initiator

Civic building - CBD

 

24 September 2014

Community Development and Safety Committee meeting

Councillor Anae - member

Auckland Town Hall

22 September 2014

UNESCO Conference organisational briefing

Councillor Anae as the proponent

Civic building – CBD

 

18 September 2014

COMET Auckland CEO’ briefing

Civic building – CBD

 

15 September 2014

Accelerating Auckland

Manukau Institute of Technology, CE Office, Dilworth Centre, MIT, Gate 12, Otara Road

 


Item 23

Māngere-Ōtāhuhu Local Board: Advocacy on the Long-term Plan 2015-2025

The following points are Māngere-Ōtāhuhu Local Board’s feedback on the Mayor’s Proposal for the Long-term Plan 2015-2025

 

ITEM

ACTIVITY AREA

COMMENTS

Keeping rates low and affordable for Aucklanders

 Rates

The Mangere-Otahuhu Local Board (MOLB) would like the proposal to keep rates at 2.5% to be reconsidered. The board is concerned that the cost of keeping rates low for all Aucklanders is high for the poorest local board area in the city. The impact of keeping a cap at 2.5% will mean lowered service levels and asset development/improvement opportunities, where it is most needed, in the southern areas of the city.

New investments and challenging central government

Auckland Development

Māngere–Ōtāhuhu Local Board supports the City Rail Link, but would like to greater support from central government, to play its part for this major investment and other important projects. The fiscal constrain risks an end to other important infrastructure projects in local areas.

 

 Spatial Priorities

The board agrees to 'Otahuhu-Middlemore' as a spatial priority, as it aligns with the outcomes for The Southern Initiative and the local board plan. The board would also like more clarity on the rationale for selection of the different geographical spatial priority areas and the projects.

 

Transport

The board supports inclusion of the Ōtāhuhu bus and rail interchange project for improved public transport between Māngere-Ōtāhuhu and other locations like Sylvia Park.

Captial expenditure

Parks, Community and Lifestyle

Māngere-Ōtāhuhu Local Board supports the selection of Otahuhu aquatic centre and library, as one of the key projects, as this matches the local board plan outcome

 

 

Economic and Cultural Development

 

The board opposes the deferral of funding for Ōtahuhu Linkages development and streetscape upgrades, as key improvements in the town centre need to take place in conjunction with the transport interchange project.

 

Parks, Community and Lifestyle

The board asks that funding support for Sturges Park development is confirmed. This is a project that the board has invested in systematically, a concept plan is in place and delivery is important for a park well used for sports and recreation. It forms a part of essential community infrastructure that needs attention alongside transport and housing developments.

 

Parks, Community and Lifestyle

The board is concerned that the 'greenways' are not mentioned in the Mayor's proposal. Many local boards have adopted concept plans that need integration in implementation plans and to be supported through a programme of works. Greenways plans need to be included as part of spatial priority projects.

 

Economic and Cultural Development

The board notes that The Southern Initiative (TSI) is not mentioned in the Mayor's proposal and would like council support TSI. This is one of the two major place-based programmes under the Auckland Plan and addresses important outcomes for the region, as it does for the southern local boards.

 

Parks, Community and Lifestyle

 

The board would like to see the same levels of service in libraries. Libraries serve as community hubs, are accessed and used widely by different age groups, and activities provided by libraries should grow not reduce.

 

 

Parks, Community and Lifestyle

 

The board has serious concerns about the reduction in capital expenditure in parks and community facilities.

 

The condition of community facilities in the Mangere-Otahuhu area is generally poor, and the board is concerned that cost-cutting measures may lead to worsening conditions. This in turn will reduce use and loss of council assets in the long-run.

 

Parks, Community and Lifestyle

 

The board has some concern that a commercial approach in running recreation centres and swimming pools can impact the usage of pools, that is, usage can decline.

 

Economic and Cultural Development

The board supports the move to refocus Auckland Tourism, Events and Economic Development Ltd. (ATEED) resources for the area of youth employment. The Māngere–Ōtāhuhu Local Board supports the Youth Connections (YC) project and would like further clarity on implications of ATEED’s closer involvement in this sector and current governance arrangements Youth Connections

 

 

 


 

The following are the top ten items of advocacy for the Māngere-Ōtāhuhu Local Board:

 

ADVOCACY ITEM

In LTP 2012-2022

Local Board Plan

priority

Why it is a priority

CCO or Governing body (GB)

Support the long-term prioritisation of The Southern Initiative

Yes

Yes

Progressing TSI is critical for Auckland and in particular for the southern boards. As one of the two place based initiatives in the Auckland Plan, the programme will help to achieve economic and social outcomes that are critical for the city’s growth and development. Critical transformation in areas such as skill development, education and economic gains are closely aligned to the board’s priorities.

 

GB

 

Build the Māngere Town Centre bus station and interchange improvements

 

Yes

 

Yes

 

This project is about making moves for public transport on a single network. It is part of the public transport network plan that is expected to be a priority for the southern area. Currently it is expected to be delivered by Auckland Transport in 2015/16, however it must be confirmed through AT’s Regional Programme. The project includes provision of public toilet facilities.

 

CCO

 

Develop Māngere East Community Centre

 

No

 

Yes

 

It is essential that resource planning be put in place for further planning and investment for a multi-use facility in this area.

 

There is a strong community voice that has come through to the board through the local board plan.  The board has put in resources for initial scoping of options.

 

It is a unique location with sporting fields, sports clubs (soccer, one of the largest rugby league clubs in NZ, netball and lawn bowls), community facilities and local retail/business areas in close proximity to each other, less than 200m radius..

GB

Alcohol harm minimisation through reducing the proliferation of off-licenses

No

Yes

Harm associated with alcohol is a problem in Mangere-Otahuhu and leads to unsafe social and community environment. The negative effects on children, young people and families is concern to the board.  The board do not want an increase in off-licenses in the area. The Local Alcohol Policy is yet to be put in place.

 

Recently the GB have delegated authority to local boards to object to grant of new licenses. The board will challenge grant of new licences and also support local communities through tools / capacity building to enable communities to take up action to reduce proliferation of liquor outlets in the local board area.

 

GB

Retain resources for the Māngere Gateway Programme and transfer associated funding to the Māngere-Ōtāhuhu Local Board.

Yes

Yes

Support and progress the  Gateway programme for building tourism and other economic returns for local and region-wide areas. Programme can meet Māori economic aspirations and wellbeing.

 

Capitalise on a council owned asset – the Rennie homestead – a  potential site for a visitor's centre project, an initial start point of the transformation of the open green space in Māngere with its Harbour and Maraes into a regional cultural heritage tourism destination. Leverage opportunities, together with mana whenua and external partners for the larger programme. The area offers unique natural, historical and cultural assets and the chance to harness this potential should not be missed. of the area. Address Maori economic outcomes at the same time.

 

 

GB

Additional support/ funding for a Southern Waste Recycling Centre

No

Yes

Southern boards are scoping of options for a southern waste recycling centre and want that council include this initiative as part of the long-term plan

 

Timely planning for a critical environmental concern as the waste minimization policy will soon come into effect.

GB

Airport rapid transit project (was known as Auckland Transport’s SMART project)

Yes

Yes

Advocate for the prioritisation of the Airport rapid transit through advancing the investigation of options for improving transport in Auckland’s airport/south western area.

 

Protect a dedicated rail corridor to the airport and undertaking the upgrade of associated road networks.

 

With intensification and more housing through the Special Housing Act, critical to plan for transport infrastructure.

 

CCO

Clean-up the Manukau Harbour by improving the health of our fresh water streams

Yes

Yes

An environmental concern;  The board seeks that the governing body prioritises a regional plan for the management and enhancement of the Manukau Harbour and its coastal environs.

 

The local board wants work programmes that will include immediate actions for the clean-up of the Manukau Harbour and its tributary waterways.

 

GB

Ensure increase in the proportion of local development contributions for investment locally, to alleviate adverse effects of increased development

No

Yes

There is significant growth planned in Māngere-Ōtāhuhu areas. The planned growth requires that resources be invested back in the area. Development contributions must be used to offset the development pressures on the land – traffic, loss of amenity and public open space.

 

 

GB

 

Minimise the harm to the community caused by psychoactive substances and influence the location of legal high shops in the area

 

No

 

Yes

 

The board have a position paper on this subject and are wanting to be proactive on the management of the sale of substances which are harmful to the community.

GB

 


Item 32 Chairpersons Report

 

Chair's Report

 

 

 

Lydia Sosene

 

September-October2014

15-Oct-14

 

17-Sep

Mangere-Otahuhu Local Board Business Meeting.

 

 

18-Sep

LTP Chairs Forum CBD.

 

 

Governing Board Budget Committee Workshop, Councillors & Chairs LBs.

19-Sep

Community Volunteer meeting.

 

 

 

 

22-Sep

Governing Board Budget Committee Workshop, Councillors & Chairs LBs.

 

Auckland Transport East West Connections Briefing CBD.

 

 

Chairs Forum CBD.

 

 

AGM Mangere Town Centre BIDs.

 

 

 

23-Sep

Imrie Avenue Alcohol Renewal Licence DLC Hearing Manukau.

 

 

Shop n Save Alcohol New Licence DLC Hearing Manukau.

 

24-Sep

Community & Development Committee Workshop CBD.

 

 

 

MOLB Workshop.

 

 

 

 

 

25-Sep

Deputation to Governing Board re Approving Local Boards to have legal status,

 

Manukau.

 

 

Media Interviews followed.

 

 

Launch of School Art Initiative Auckland Airport.

 

 

26-Sep

MOLB Meeting.

 

 

 

 

 

29-Sep

MOLB with NZTA re Kirkbride Project

 

 

 

 

MOLB meeting with Officers re Rubbish Mangere Town Centre.

 

 

Puhinui Structure Briefing.

 

 

MOLB Portfolios Meeting.

 

 

 

 

30-Sep

Hui Makaurau Marae with AC Environmental Officers

 

 

 

MOLB Workshop with Economic Development Advisors.

 

 

Mangere Arts Centre Community Workshop.

 

 

 

1-Oct

Meeting with local R&R Chair.

 

 

Meeting with Financial Entrepreneur / TSI.

 

 

MOLB Workshop.

 

 

 

 

 

2-Oct

Meeting with Built Environment re Mangere Town Centre Canopy Report.

3-Oct

Meeting Community led Placemaking Champions Group LTP proposal CBD.

6-Oct

Southern Local Board Chairs Forum Manukau.

 

 

8-Oct

Local Board Chairs Fourm.

 

 

 

 

 

CCO Review Governing Board & Chairs.

 

 

Governing Board Budget Committee Workshop, Councillors & Chairs LBs.

9-Oct

Mangere Gateway Plan catchup discussion Makaurau.

 

 

 

Auckland Development Committee Extraordinary Meeting CBD.

 

10-Oct

Deputation to Governing Board Bylaws Committee on Alcohol Bylaws in M-O.

 

The Southern Initiative Steering Committee Manukau.

 

 

Manukau Diwali Event Vodafone Events Centre.

 

13-Oct

Mangere Gateway Plan preparation Deputation.

 

 

 

Community Meeting BOT.

 

 

 

 

14-Oct

MOLB Business Agenda.

 

 

MOLB Chair Matters.