Maungakiekie-Tāmaki Local Board

 

OPEN MINUTES

 

 

 

Minutes of a meeting of the Maungakiekie-Tāmaki Local Board held in the Local Board Office,

7-13 Pilkington Road, Panmure on Tuesday, 14 October 2014 at 6.00pm.

 

present

 

Chairperson

Simon Randall

 

 

 

Deputy Chairperson

Chris Makoare

 

 

 

Members

Josephine Bartley

 

 

 

 

Brett Clark

 

 

 

 

Bridget Graham, QSM

 

 

 

 

Obed Unasa

 

 

 

 

Alan Verrall

 

 

 

 

APOLOGIES

 

 

 

 

 

 

ALSO PRESENT

 

Governing Body Member

Denise Krum

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

IN ATTENDANCE

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Maungakiekie-Tāmaki Local Board

14 October 2014

 

 

 

1          Welcome

 

The chairperson opened the meeting and welcomed everyone present.

 

2          Apologies

 

Resolution number MT/2014/186

MOVED by Chairperson SD Randall, seconded by Deputy Chairperson CL Makoare:  

That the Maungakiekie-Tāmaki Local Board:

a)         accepts the apology from Member BM Graham for early departure.

CARRIED

 

3          Declaration of Interest

 

Member AB Verrall declared a conflict of interest, noted under Item 13.

 

4          Confirmation of Minutes

 

Resolution number MT/2014/187

MOVED by Chairperson SD Randall, seconded by Member JB Clark:  

That the Maungakiekie-Tāmaki Local Board:

a)         confirms the minutes of its Local Board Plan hearing, held on Tuesday, 2 - Wednesday, 3 September 2014, as a true and correct record.

CARRIED

 

5          Leave of Absence

 

There were no requests for leaves of absence.

 

6          Acknowledgements

 

There were no acknowledgements.

 

7          Petitions

 

There were no petitions.  

 

8          Deputations

 

There were no deputations.


 

9          Public Forum

 

9.1

Patrick O'Meara

 

Patrick O’Meara spoke to the Board regarding his concerns with the Panmure Yacht Club, and tabled a document at the meeting.

A copy of the document has been placed on the official minutes and is available on the Auckland Council website as a minute attachment.

 

Resolution number MT/2014/188

MOVED by Chairperson SD Randall, seconded by Member OO Unasa:  

That the Maungakiekie-Tāmaki Local Board:

a)        thanks Patrick O’Meara for his presentation.

CARRIED

 

Attachments

a     Documents tabled by Patrick O'Meara

 

10        Extraordinary Business

 

There was no extraordinary business.

 

11        Notices of Motion

 

There were no notices of motion.

 

12

Submissions to the Maungakiekie-Tāmaki Local Board Plan 2014

 

Resolution number MT/2014/189

MOVED by Chairperson SD Randall, seconded by Member BM Graham:  

That the Maungakiekie-Tāmaki Local Board:

a)        receives the submissions report.

b)        notes that officers have identified a number of miscoded submissions and that these are attached to item 12, page 7 of the Agenda.

c)         notes that these incorrectly coded submissions were considered as part of the deliberations.

CARRIED

 

13

Adoption of the Maungakiekie-Tāmaki Local Board Plan 2014

 

The chairs message was tabled at the meeting.

A copy of the document has been placed on the official minutes and is available on the Auckland Council website as a minute attachment.

 

Resolution number MT/2014/190

MOVED by Chairperson SD Randall, seconded by Deputy Chairperson CL Makoare:  

That the Maungakiekie-Tāmaki Local Board:

a)      express its profound gratitude to the community and staff who’s input and support of this local board has enabled the board to capture the aspirations and desires of its community in this the second Local Board Plan of the Maungakiekie-Tāmaki Local Board.

CARRIED

 

Resolution number MT/2014/191

MOVED by Chairperson SD Randall, seconded by Member AB Verrall:  

That the Maungakiekie-Tāmaki Local Board:

b)      makes the following changes to the local board priority area ‘Transport that meets our communities and Businesses’ Needs’ in the Maungakiekie-Tāmaki Local Board Plan as a result of the feedback received in public submissions from the Special Consultative Procedure, also set out in Agenda Attachment A, page 58:

1.      Public transport should be of a high quality and users should be able to switch easily between different modes of transport, including walking and cycling.

2.      Transport infrastructure, including footpaths and roads, should be safe and accessible.

3.      More support is needed for recreational (in addition to commuter) walking and cycling, and for ensuring support for and local connections to regional cycleways and walkways.

4.      Improvements should be made to increase connectivity between transport hubs, town centres, business growth areas and other important local destinations.

5.      Improvements should be made to transport interchanges, particularly in Sylvia Park and Onehunga.

6.      Monitoring of air quality around major roads should be increased.

7.      Improvements should be made to park and ride facilities at transport hubs.

8.      The local board should advocate for the proposed Westfield Diamond, linking the southern and eastern rail lines.

9.      Levels of service on the rail network  should be increased.

CARRIED

 

Resolution number MT/2014/192

MOVED by Chairperson SD Randall, seconded by Member JR Bartley:  

That the Maungakiekie-Tāmaki Local Board:

c)      makes the following changes to the local board priority area ‘Successful Businesses and Good Jobs for our People’ in the Maungakiekie-Tāmaki Local Board Plan as a result of the feedback received in public submissions from the Special Consultative Procedure, also set out in Agenda Attachment A, page 65:

1.         More should be done to recognise change and diversity in our businesses and advocate for business innovation, research and development, and high-tech industries.

2.         The local board should work more closely with BIDs to make improvements to town centres and in other areas where strategy and vision align.

3.         There should be more advocacy to ATEED and other agencies to ensure the implementation of national economic development strategies which may assist our communities and businesses.

4.         The Local Board should advocate for high skilled and high paid jobs for local people.

5.         The local board should advocate to the governing body to introduce a living wage policy for Auckland Council employees and contractors.

6.         The establishment of social enterprises should be supported, particularly among communities which would benefit the most from such initiatives.

7.         The Local Board should work with BIDs and business associations to explore increasing the number of BIDs in Maungakiekie-Tāmaki and/or expanding existing ones.

CARRIED

 

Secretarial note: Member JB Clark registered his opposition to item 13. c) 5, and on balance, given his support for item 13 c) 1-4 and 6 and 7 voted in favour of the resolution

 

Resolution number MT/2014/193

MOVED by Member BM Graham, seconded by Deputy Chairperson CL Makoare:  

That the Maungakiekie-Tāmaki Local Board:

d)      makes the following changes to the local board priority area ‘A Built Environment that Strengthens our Communities and Reinforces our Heritage and Local Character’ in the Maungakiekie-Tāmaki Local Board Plan as a result of the feedback received in public submissions from the Special Consultative Procedure, also set out in Agenda Attachment A, page 72:

1.      The local board should work with communities to make improvements to both town centres and neighbourhood centres, enhancing the distinctive character of our local neighbourhoods and public spaces, and giving communities a sense of belonging.

2.      More should be done to recognise and celebrate the diverse histories and heritage of our communities.

3.      Information about heritage and local history should be make more easily accessible.

4.      More should be done to recognise the heritage values of Maungakiekie-Tāmaki’s early state housing developments.

5.      Recognition of Maori heritage and protection of sites of significance to Maori, including Mokoia Pa, should be a priority.

CARRIED

 

Resolution number MT/2014/194

MOVED by Member JR Bartley, seconded by Member JB Clark:  

That the Maungakiekie-Tāmaki Local Board:

e)      makes the following changes to the local board priority area ‘A Healthy Natural Environment Enjoyed by our Communities’ in the Maungakiekie-Tāmaki Local Board Plan as a result of the feedback received in public submissions from the Special Consultative Procedure, also set out in Agenda Attachment A, page 79:

1.      Support from the local board is needed to reduce mangrove encroachment in our waterways.

2.      The local board should work with businesses to reduce the pollution of waterways from commercial sites.

3.      Continuing improvements in water quality should be a priority, particularly in the Manukau Harbour, and the local board should support initiatives to better understand and restore the health of the Manukau Harbour.

4.      Recreational access to the Manukau Harbour foreshore, including the Port of Onehunga, should be ensured.

5.      There should be greater community participation in environmental initiatives and more support for and collaboration with community and voluntary organisations and groups.

6.      The local board should support initiatives to mitigate against the effects of climate change and sea-level rise, including coastal erosion.

7.      The local board should explore the possibility of installing solar panels on council-owned buildings.

8.      Initiatives to reduce the prevalence of single-use plastic bags should be encouraged.

CARRIED

 

Resolution number MT/2014/195

MOVED by Chairperson SD Randall, seconded by Deputy Chairperson CL Makoare:  

That the Maungakiekie-Tāmaki Local Board:

f)       makes the following changes to the local board priority area ‘Strong and Thriving Communities that are Enabled to Participate, Celebrate and Contribute’ in the Maungakiekie-Tāmaki Local Board Plan as a result of the feedback received in public submissions from the Special Consultative Procedure, also set out in Agenda Attachment A, page 87:

1.         The diversity of Maungakiekie-Tāmaki’s cultures and languages should be celebrated and supported.

2.         Migrant and refugee communities should be recognised and supported.

3.         The needs, and also the contribution, of older people in our community should be better recognised.

4.         The availability of community facilities needs to keeps pace with increased development and intensification.

5.         Improvements are needed in terms of levels of service at community facilities in Maungakiekie-Tāmaki, including the Panmure Hall.

6.         Community facilities in Glen Innes should be reviewed, exploring the possibility of expanding the library building and relocating the Citizens Advice Bureau to the library premises.

7.         More needs to be done to address homelessness in the local area.

8.         More needs to be done to address public safety, particularly at night.

9.         The local board should work with other agencies to explore the development of a well-being hub.

10.      The local board should consider the contentious public health issue of fluoride in water supplies and ensure public engagement and involvement should there be any attempt to introduce fluoride in currently unfluoridated water supplies.

11.      Community facilities should be kept as affordable as possible.

12.      Initiatives around smokefree public spaces need to be significantly strengthened.

13.      More should be done to reduce the harms associated with class 4 gambling (“pokies”).

14.      The local board should work more closely with the Tāmaki Redevelopment Company where strategy and vision align.

15.      Ruapotaka Marae should be supported to achieve its goals around capacity building and redevelopment of the marae precinct.

16.      The local board should do more to recognise the services already provided to the community by Ruapotaka Marae and consider working in partnership with the Marae in certain areas.

CARRIED

 

Secretarial note: Member A Verrall declared a conflict of interest as a member of the Mt Wellington Licensing Trust in item 13 f) 13 and did not take part in discussions on this item, on balance, given his support for item 13 f) 1-12 and 14-16 voted in favour of the resolution

 

Resolution number MT/2014/196

MOVED by Member JB Clark, seconded by Member BM Graham:  

That the Maungakiekie-Tāmaki Local Board:

g)      makes the following changes to the local board priority area ‘Parks, Sports and Recreational Facilities that Promote Healthy Lifestyles and Enhance Well-being’ in the Maungakiekie-Tāmaki Local Board Plan as a result of the feedback received in public submissions from the Special Consultative Procedure, also set out in Agenda Attachment A, page 98:

1.         Parks and open spaces should be safe and accessible for all, regardless of levels of ability, and should respond to diversity.

2.         Improved facilities are required for some of the sports played locally, where infrastructure gaps currently exist.

3.         The local board should work with local sports clubs and regional organisations to explore the various options available for making improvements to Waikaraka Park, ensuring the best possible outcomes for all users.

4.         The local board should work more closely with sports clubs, sports organisations (both local and regional) to explore options to maximise space and facilities for the benefit of current and future users and the local community, including the possible relocation of some clubs and the development of multi-sport hubs.

5.         The local board should work with Sport Auckland and with local schools to ensure that high quality facilities are available to schools and, where possible, make school facilities available for use by the wider community.

6.         Address infrastructure gaps for sports where there is a high or increasing level of demand for training and game facilities.

7.         Improvements should be made to public facilities at our open spaces and recreational facilities.

CARRIED

 

Resolution number MT/2014/197

MOVED by Chairperson SD Randall, seconded by Deputy Chairperson CL Makoare:  

That the Maungakiekie-Tāmaki Local Board:

h)      in addition to the changes noted in b-g) above and/or shown in Agenda Attachment A, a number of minor wording changes have been made to the text to ensure clarity and accuracy.

i)       incorporates in the Maungakiekie-Tāmaki Local Board Plan the revised ‘Message from the Chair’ tabled at the meeting.

j)       notes that a number of submission points were received during the Special Consultative Procedure urging changes or additions to the plan which will not be included in the final Local Board Plan as they, in the opinion of the Maungakiekie-Tāmaki Local Board:

i)          fall within the remit of central government, other local branches of local government or the private sector;

ii)         are part of an operational or complaints-driven process;

iii)        relate to initiatives which are already underway or already covered by the Local Board Plan;

iv)        relate to projects or issues which do not fall within the Maungakiekie-Tāmaki area; or

v)         are unfeasible or unaffordable.

k)      adopts the Maungakiekie-Tāmaki Local Board Plan subject to the changes set out in b-i) above and those shown in Agenda Attachment A.

l)       delegates to the Chairperson the authority to approve any additional minor changes including any minor changes to financial information that may be necessary following adoption.

CARRIED

 

Attachments

a     Maungakiekie-Tāmaki Local Board Plan message from the Chair

b     Maungakiekie-Tāmaki Local Board Plan 2014

 

Secretarial note:  Member BM Graham left the meeting at 6.37pm during discussion on

                               item 13 h)-l).

 

14        Consideration of Extraordinary Items

 

There was no consideration of extraordinary items.  

 

 

 

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

 

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

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

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