I hereby give notice that an extraordinary meeting of the Albert-Eden Local Board will be held on:

 

Date:                      

Time:

Meeting Room:

Venue:

 

Wednesday, 22 April 2015

2.00pm  Extraordinary Meeting

Albert Eden Local Board Office
135 Dominion Road
Mt Eden

 

Albert-Eden Local Board

 

OPEN AGENDA

 

 

 

MEMBERSHIP

 

Chairperson

Peter Haynes

 

Deputy Chairperson

Glenda Fryer

 

Members

Helga Arlington

 

 

Lee Corrick

 

 

Graeme Easte

 

 

Rachel Langton

 

 

Margi Watson

 

 

Tim Woolfield

 

 

(Quorum 4 members)

 

 

 

Michael Mendoza

Democracy Advisor

 

16 April 2015

 

Contact Telephone: (09) 809 149

Email: Michael.Mendoza@aucklandcouncil.govt.nz

Website: www.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz

 

 


 

 

 


Albert-Eden Local Board

22 April 2015

 

 

ITEM   TABLE OF CONTENTS                                                                                        PAGE

1          Welcome                                                                                                                         5

2          Apologies                                                                                                                        5

3          Declaration of Interest                                                                                                   5

4          Leave of Absence                                                                                                          5

5          Acknowledgements                                                                                                       5

6          Petitions                                                                                                                          5

7          Deputations                                                                                                                    5

8          Public Forum                                                                                                                  5

9          Extraordinary Business                                                                                                5

10        Notices of Motion                                                                                                          6

11        The Albert-Eden Local board advocacy and feedback on Long-term Plan 2015 – 2025 proposals                                                                                                                        7

12        Chamberlain Park Master Plan Options                                                                   59

13        Albert Eden 2014/2015 Small Local Improvements Programme - April update   67

14        Renewal of the Community Lease to The Scout Association of New Zealand at Pollard Park, Balmoral                                                                                                              85

15        Sportsfields ground fees resolutions from the Orakei Local Board April 2015 business meeting                                                                                                                         93

16        Mt Albert Town Centre Upgrade - Project Update                                                  97  

17        Consideration of Extraordinary Items 

PUBLIC EXCLUDED

18        Procedural Motion to Exclude the Public                                                               105

C1       Property Acquisition                                                                                                 105  

 


1          Welcome

 

 

2          Apologies

 

At the close of the agenda no apologies had been received.

 

3          Declaration of Interest

 

Members are reminded of the need to be vigilant to stand aside from decision making when a conflict arises between their role as a member and any private or other external interest they might have.

 

4          Leave of Absence

 

At the close of the agenda no requests for leave of absence had been received.

 

5          Acknowledgements

 

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

 

6          Petitions

 

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

 

7          Deputations

 

Standing Order 3.20 provides for deputations. Those applying for deputations are required to give seven working days notice of subject matter and applications are approved by the Chairperson of the Albert-Eden Local Board. This means that details relating to deputations can be included in the published agenda. Total speaking time per deputation is ten minutes or as resolved by the meeting.

 

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

 

8          Public Forum

 

A period of time (approximately 30 minutes) is set aside for members of the public to address the meeting on matters within its delegated authority. A maximum of 3 minutes per item is allowed, following which there may be questions from www members.

 

At the close of the agenda no requests for public forum had been received.

 

9          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.”

 

10        Notices of Motion

 

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

 


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The Albert-Eden Local board advocacy and feedback on Long-term Plan 2015 – 2025 proposals

 

File No.: CP2015/05402

 

  

 

 

Purpose

1.       This report provides a summary of the feedback received through the Long-term Plan 2015 - 2025 (LTP) consultation relevant to the Albert-Eden Local Board area.

2.       This feedback is informing the Albert-Eden Local Board advocacy to the Budget Committee and will inform decisions that the Albert-Eden Local Board makes on their locally driven initiatives (LDI) budgets.

Executive Summary

3.       The LTP proposals were released for public consultation in January 2015, with local engagement and Have Your Say events held through until 16 March to receive feedback.  Feedback was also received through written or online forms, email and through social media.

4.       In total, 1665 submissions were received from the Albert-Eden Local Board area. In addition, approximately 60 people attended a Have Your Say event in the Albert-Eden Local Board area on 26 February 2015.

5.       This report provides a summary of the feedback received through the LTP consultation on proposals for the Albert-Eden Local Board area. It also summarises feedback on the regional proposals from people or organisations based in the Albert-Eden area. 

6.       This feedback will inform the Albert-Eden Local Board advocacy to the Budget Committee at discussions on 24, 28 and 29 April. These discussions are timed to inform the Budget Committee prior to them making decisions on the LTP on 7 and 8 May.

7.       The feedback will also inform the decisions required in order to finalise LDI and advocacy content for the Local Board Agreement 2015/2016.

 

Recommendation/s

That the Albert-Eden Local Board:

a)      receives the Albert-Eden Local Board advocacy and feedback on Long-term Plan 2015 – 2025 proposals report and the attached feedback from Albert-Eden submitters on the draft Long-term Plan 2015 – 2025.

b)      confirms an updated list of Advocacy points for the discussions with the Budget Committee on 24, 28 and 29 April (see Appendix One).

 

 

Comments

Albert Eden Demographic information

8.       In total, the Albert-Eden Local Board received 1665 submissions on the draft 2015-2025 Auckland Council Long-term Plan. This was the second highest number of submissions of all 21 local boards, representing seven per cent of all submissions where the specific local board area was provided.

9.       Of these 1665 submissions, 98 per cent were from individual submitters.  The remaining two per cent (or 30 submissions) were from a range of community and commercial organisations, including local Iwi.

10.     Submissions were fairly evenly spread across the different age groups, although there were slightly more submissions within the 25-34 and 35-44 age groups. There were also slightly more submissions from the male population; a trend that was reflected regionally.

11.     83 per cent of submitters identified themselves as European, 7 per cent African/Middle-Eastern, 3 per cent Maori, 3 per cent Pacific, 3 per cent Kiwi, and 1 per cent other.

Overview of feedback on the Albert-Eden Local Board’s 2015/2016 local proposals

12.     This section discusses the community’s feedback on the Albert-Eden Local Board’s local proposals for the LTP.

13.     In total, the Albert-Eden Local Board received 1006 submissions on its overall draft LTP local proposals, constituting 4701 separate submission points (although submission numbers vary for each separate local proposal).

14.     The information that follows includes coded information from hard copy submissions, online submissions, and those themes recorded at the Boards Have Your Say community event.

15.     Overall, the majority of submitters (58 per cent) supported the Board’s 2015/16 local proposals. 16 per cent of submitters did not support the Board’s overall proposal, and 26 per cent selected ‘other’.

16.     However, it is worth noting that far greater support was recorded for each individual local proposal compared with the overall assessment (see below).

Albert-Eden Local Board’s overall proposal

         Do you support the Albert-Eden Local Board local proposals for the draft LTP 2015-2025?

 

 

17.     Of those who did not support key local board projects, the common theme was around these projects not being a necessity, or suggestions for re-prioritising one project for another. People were generally unsupportive if they believed the project was an unnecessary spend or not core business of council.

18.     The category ‘other’ is unpacked in more detail in Appendix Two under each specific project sub-heading, where relevant.

19.     The strongest messages from the Albert-Eden community were as follows:

 

Albert-Eden draft LTP 2015-2025 Feedback

 

2015/16 Projects

Written and online feedback

Have Your Say event

Upgrade the Mt Albert Town Centre

 

·    76 per cent support (314 submitters)

Strong support

Redevelop Nicholson Park – phase 2

 

·    68 per cent support

     (251 submitters)

 

Redevelop Potters Park

 

·    68 per cent support

     (252 submitters)

Support

 

Town Centre Public Art

 

·    51 per cent oppose

     (254 submitters)

Current level sufficient

 

Local Events

 

·    80 per cent support

     (246 submitters)

Current level sufficient

Survey Mount Eden Historical Heritage

 

·    60 per cent  support

     (245 submitters)

 

 

2016-2025 Local Proposals

 

 

Improve local Parks and open space

 

·    85 per cent support

     (250 submitters)

 

Transform Mt Albert, Pt Chevalier, Sandringham, and Greenwoods Corner Village Centres

 

·    72 per cent

     (292 submitters)

Support

 

Other proposalsAlbert-Eden Advocacy areas

 

Dominion Road Corridor Upgrade

 

·    77 per cent support

     (271 submitters)

Strong support

 

Immediately progress the sports fields upgrade programme; and investigate adding recreational and sporting facilities at Chamberlain Park

 

·    54 per cent support

     (276 submitters)

Support

Waste Recovery centres for the central isthmus

 

·    81 per cent support

     (233 submitters)

Strong support

Traffic-calming in residential streets

 

·    66 per cent support

     (262 submitters)

 

Extend and improve walkways and cycleways, and new connections in parks

·    82 per cent support

     (273 submitters)

Strong support

 

20.     Overall, there was strong support for almost all of the Albert-Eden local proposals on the 2015-2025 LTP.

21.     Town Centre Public Art was the only local proposal that received more opposition than support. However, this was only by a very slim margin of 51 to 49 per cent.

22.     There was somewhat weak support to ‘immediately progress the sports fields upgrade programme; and investigate adding recreational and sporting facilities at Chamberlain Park.

Other consultation events

23.     In addition to the written and online feedback, the board also received community feedback from its formal Have Your Say Event, community consultation meetings, the youth community, and social media.

24.     Have Your Say event - The Albert-Eden Have Your Say event attracted approximately 60 residents and organisations. The event provided an opportunity for residents to speak directly with elected members and have this recorded as an official submission for the purposes of the LTP consultation (see Appendix Three for a summary of key comments and themes; and Attachment A for a full list of verbatim comments).

25.     As depicted in the above table, the feedback shows a clear alignment between the Have Your Say Event and the written and online submission results.

26.     Community consultation events – In additional to the formal Have Your Say Event, the Albert-Eden Local Board held four community meetings, three with the general community and one with specific stakeholders. Once again, the feedback roughly mirrored that from the Have Your Say event and the written and online submissions (see Attachment B for a full list of verbatim comments).

27.     Youth feedback: Albert-Eden Youth Board (in collaboration with the Waitemata Youth Collective) – The feedback from youth on the draft LTP 2015-2015 provided a number of interesting findings. Firstly, the generation group surveyed used transport in a ‘drastically different way’ to the general Auckland Population. For example, youth are far less likely to use private vehicles for travel than the general population (24 to 82 per cent respectively), and are far more likely to rely on public transport, cycling, and walking.

28.     Based on these findings, the Albert-Eden Youth Board recommended: a midway between the two proposed transport options; a greater focus and greater spending on public transport, cycling and train station infrastructure; and investigating a funding mechanism that is based on a more affordable plan, requiring less funds to be raised overall (see Attachment D)

29.     Social media - Aucklander’s were also offered the opportunity to have their say via social media channels, such as Facebook and Twitter. 21 comments were received that specifically referred to Albert-Eden. All 21 comments were coded as neutral in sentiment (see Attachment C).

Overview of feedback received on regional proposal from the Albert-Eden Local Board area

30.     This section discusses the Albert-Eden community’s feedback on regional proposals such as rates and the level of transport investment (see Appendix Two for a detailed analysis).

31.     The strongest messages from the Albert-Eden community were as follows:

Message

Albert-Eden

Region

Investing in Auckland

More submitters support the 3.5 per cent rates rise than oppose.

48 per cent support

43 per cent do not support

38 per cent support

54 per cent do not support

Transport

A majority favour the Auckland Plan Transport Programme.

60 per cent support

50 percent support

Of those who support the Auckland Plan Transport Network, a significant minority favour the Motorway Charge funding option.

 

A slightly lower minority favour Rates and Taxes.

35 per cent support

 

 

 

 

31 per cent support

34 per cent

 

 

 

 

27 per cent

Uniform Annual General Charge (UAGC)

A majority support either the same UAGC or lower.

63 per cent support

68 per cent support

Development Auckland

A significant minority favour the creation of a Development Auckland CCO.

 

 

48 per cent support

24 per cent do not support

43 per cent support

33 per cent do not support

 

Business rates

 

 

A significant majority do not support gradually lowering business rates.

66 per cent do not support

63 per cent do not support

 

 

 

 

32.     The Albert-Eden results differ from the rest of the region in that a greater percentage of submitters supported the 3.5 per cent overall average rates increase per year compared with those who opposed the rate rise.

33.     Like the rest of Auckland, a majority of Albert-Eden submitters supported keeping rates down by cutting council spending on Governance and Support over the term of the LTP. Of those that supported spending more however, the most popular areas were on Transport (44%) and Parks (27%).

34.     Compared with the region as a whole, there was greater support from Albert-Eden residents for the Auckland Plan Transport Network (60 percent Albert-Eden and 50 percent Regional). Only 21 per cent of Albert-Eden residents supported the Basic Transport Network compared with 29 percent regionally.

35.     There was less difference in views between Albert-Eden and the region in terms of the Transport funding options presented. For example, a significant minority of Albert-Eden submitters supported a Motorway Charge. However (similar to the regional results), this was closely followed by support for the Rates and Taxes funding option (35 and 31 per cent respectfully).

36.     Just under 50 per cent of Albert-Eden residents favoured keeping the UAGC at its current level of $385 per household. Only 28 per cent of residents thought it should be higher than $385 or higher than $500.

37.     There was significant support from Albert-Eden submitters for the creation of a Development Auckland CCO, compared with the region (48 and 43 per cent respectively). Only 24 per cent of Albert-Eden residents do not support the CCO compared with 33 per cent for the region overall.

38.     There was a large degree of similarity between Albert-Eden and the region when it came to opposing the gradual reduction of business rates, with 66 per cent and 63 per cent opposing the proposal respectively.

39.     The updated Advocacy points from the Albert-Eden Local Board in relation to the LTP are in Appendix One.

40.     The summary of the feedback received through the Long-term Plan 2015-2025 (LTP) consultation relevant to the Albert-Eden Local Board is in Appendix Two.

41.     This feedback builds on the Albert-Eden Local Board’s understanding of their community’s priorities and preferences. It will inform the Albert-Eden Local Board’s advocacy to the Budget Committee at discussions on 24, 28 and 29 April.  At these discussions the Albert-Eden Local Board will have the opportunity to provide feedback on the key consultation issues of investing in Auckland, fixing transport, sharing rates and housing and development. The Albert-Eden Local Board may also provide feedback on regional proposals with particular impact locally and may advocate for specific local priorities where the Budget Committee is the decision maker, such as large capital projects.

Consideration

Local Board views and implications

42.     The Albert-Eden Local Board needs to consider any changes that it might make to their LDI budgets or advocacy in light of the feedback on the LTP proposals.

Māori impact statement

43.     Many local board decisions are of importance to and impact on Maori. The local board agreements are important tools that enable and can demonstrate the council’s responsiveness to Maori. The local board agreement is based on the local board plan which are both been developed through engagement with the community, including Maori.

Implementation

44.     Following the local board discussions with the Budget Committee on 24, 28 and 29 April the Budget Committee will make decisions on regional proposals on 7 and 8 May.  Local boards will then hold workshops from 14 to 20 May to finalise their local board agreements prior to them being adopted at board meetings between 9 and 16 June.

 

Attachments

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Albert-Eden Local Board Long-term Plan 'Have Your Say' Event Feedback

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Albert-Eden Local Board Long-term Plan Community Engagement Feedback

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Albert-Eden Local Board Long-term Plan Social Media

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Albert-Eden Local Board Youth Board LTP Letter and Submission

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Albert-Eden Local Board Long-term Plan Advocacy

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Albert-Eden Local Board Have Your Say - Key Themes and Statement

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Albert-Eden Local Board Long-term Plan Feedback Analysis

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Draft Long-term Plan 2015-2025 - Albert-Eden Local Board Written Feedback Vol.1 (Under Separate Cover)

 

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Draft Long-term Plan 2015-2025 - Albert-Eden Local Board Written Feedback Vol.2 (Under Separate Cover)

 

j

Draft Long-term Plan 2015-2025 - Albert-Eden Local Board Written Feedback Vol.3 (Under Separate Cover)

 

k

Draft Long-term Plan 2015-2025 - Albert-Eden Local Board Written Feedback Vol.4 (Under Separate Cover)

 

l

Draft Long-term Plan 2015-2025 - Albert-Eden Local Board Written Feedback Vol.5 (Under Separate Cover)

 

m

Draft Long-term Plan 2015-2025 - Albert-Eden Local Board Written Feedback Vol.6 (Under Separate Cover)

 

      

Signatories

Authors

Robyn Allpress – Senior Local Board Advisor

Tony Chandler – Senior Local Board Advisor

Authoriser

Adam Milina - Relationship Manager - Albert-Eden & Orakei Local Boards

 


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Chamberlain Park Master Plan Options

 

File No.: CP2015/02682

 

  

 

 

Purpose

1.       To seek the approval of the Albert-Eden Local Board to carry out public consultation on four master plan scenarios for the development of Chamberlain Park.

Executive Summary

2.       Public consultation was undertaken for Chamberlain Park in December 2014 and January 2015.

3.       Based on this consultation a series of design objectives have been prepared to guide the development of the master plan. The objectives incorporate site specific Te Aranga design values and principles which have been prepared by Mana Whenua for Chamberlain Park.

4.       Four master plan scenarios for the future use of Chamberlain Park have been prepared.  These scenarios are based on the design objectives and have been developed in consultation with the key stakeholders and Mana Whenua.

 

Recommendation/s

That the Albert-Eden Local Board:

a)      Approve the Chamberlain Park master plan scenarios 1-4 (Attachment A) for consultation in May 2015

b)      Note that documentation will be developed for public consultation that will include:

i.          an outline of the four scenarios

ii.       indicative costs, noting that there is currently no funding in the draft 2015-2025 Long Term Plan to implement the master plan

iii.      summary of an assessment against design objectives and their relative benefits, risks and opportunities of each scenario.

 

 

Discussion

Background

5.       The Albert-Eden Local Board approved the development of a master plan for Chamberlain Park at its July 2014 meeting. The purpose of the master plan is to increase the range of open space and recreation uses at Chamberlain Park.

6.       The development of a master plan began in December 2014 with a public consultation programme which asked the local community and key stakeholders what they wanted to see in Chamberlain Park in the future.

Consultation

7.       1365 people participated in the consultation. Feedback was gathered via interviews with key stakeholders, an open day at Chamberlain Park, an online survey and emails to the local board office. Golf users have also provided feedback in a workshop focussed on golf needs.

 

8.       Key themes which emerged in the consultation:

·        continue to provide for and improve golf at Chamberlain Park

·        provide community access to the park

·        provide for a wider range of sports

·        improve and restore Meola Creek/Waititiko

·        provision of a Chinese garden, museum and performance space.

 

Design objectives

9.       The design objectives have been prepared to assist masterplan development and assessment of a preferred option. The objectives incorporate the feedback received during consultation and the tailored Te Aranga design values and principles which have been prepared with Mana Whenua.

·        Diversity, increase the range of uses at Chamberlain Park to accommodate a wide range of community groups and interests

·        Access and connectivity, provide walking and cycling linkages into and through Chamberlain park for daily trips and passive recreation

·        Flexibility, create a master plan that allows for flexibility during implementation and for multifunctional and adaptable recreation facilities

·        Ecology and water, maintain and restore/enhance Meola Creek/Waititiko and Chamberlain Park for onsite biodiversity, ecological connectivity and water quality

·        Healthy living, promote active and healthy lifestyles

·        Cultural expression, allow different cultural groups and ethnicities to be expressed in Chamberlain Park

·        Value for money, ensure that the design and staging strategy for Chamberlain Park delivers value for money to council and community

·        Early wins, develop a staging and implementation strategy that provides immediate benefits to council and community.

Master plan scenarios

10.     Four master plan scenarios have been developed for consultation with the public. Each scenario meets the design objectives (above) to varying degrees. While all scenarios include some common features they also provide enough variation to ensure the public are able to comment on a range of different scenarios with different opportunities for recreation. The scenarios presented also have differing costs. Indicative costs are being developed and will be in the consultation documents. These will need to be fully developed after the consultation.

The four master plan scenarios for Chamberlain Park contain the following common baseline design features:

·        development of the western end of Chamberlain Park as a passive recreation area with a barbeque area, a playground and the restoration of Meola Creek/Waititiko

·        a Chinese Centre incorporating a Chinese garden, performance space and theatre is provided for on Western Springs Gardens. The feasibility of the Chinese Centre proposal needs to be further investigated if it is to be considered as an element in the final master plan

·        a walking and cycling path is provided through the eastern end of the site providing access to the park from the North Western Cycleway and St Lukes Road.

 

11.     Besides the common baseline design features, the four master plan scenarios differ in the following respects:

·        Scenario one provides primarily for golf, with a reconfigured golf course of 18 holes

·        Scenario two provides for a 9 hole golf course, a driving range and a practice area

·        Scenario three includes a smaller redesigned 18 hole golf course and an area which provides for three multi use sportsfields and car parking

·        Scenario four includes a 9 hole golf course, and/or driving range and/or practice area. The area on the eastern end of the park provides for two multi use sportsfields, an aquatic centre and car parking.

12.     Each master plan scenario is shown graphically in the attached master plan maps (refer attachment A).

13.     The following table provides a summary assessment of the degree to which each master plan scenario delivers against the proposed design objectives. 

 

Design objective

Scenario 1

Scenario 2

Scenario 3

Scenario 4

Diversity

   --

   --

   P

   P

Access and connectivity

   P

   P

   P

   P

Ecology and water

          P

   P

   P

   P

Flexibility

   --

   P

   P

   P

Healthy living

   P

   P

   P

   P

Cultural expression

   P

   P

   P

   P

Value for money

   P

   P

   P

   P

Early wins

   P

   P

   --

   --

  

   Key     substantially meets the design objective

                x         does not meet design objective

                --         partially meets the design objective

Next steps

14.     Consultation documentation will be developed based on the scenarios presented. We will include a summary of the relative benefits, costs, risks and opportunities for each option.

15.     A programme of community and stakeholder consultation is proposed to gather feedback on the four master plan scenarios which will assist future assessment of options and inform determination of the preferred option.

16.     Consultation will take place for three weeks beginning in May 2015 and will consist of:

·        an open day at Western Springs Garden Hall where staff, the project team and local board members are available to provide further information on each of the scenarios and listen to feedback

·        information about each of the scenarios and an online feedback form available via Shape Auckland

·        advertising in the community newspaper, posts to Neighbourly and the Albert-Eden Local Board Facebook Page and an email to the Albert-Eden Local Board database advising people of the consultation and inviting people to participate in the consultation.

17.     Following the consultation, the feedback will be summarised and presented to the Local Board. We aim to complete this by early August 2015 subject to the scale of feedback received. Further development of scenarios, particularly costs, benefits and risks will be undertaken and reported to the Local Board for final consideration early December 2015.

Consideration

Local Board Views and Implications

18.     The master plan scenarios and the design objectives were presented to a workshop of the Albert-Eden Local Board on 25 March 2015.

Maori Impact Statement

19.     At its November 2014 meeting the local board agreed to develop the master plan for Chamberlain Park as a co-design process with Mana Whenua. A hui and site walkover with Mana Whenua was held in February 2015 and a representative has been appointed to work with the design team to develop the master plan scenarios. The design team have been working with Mana Whenua to develop Te Aranga or Maori design values and principles for Chamberlain Park.

Implementation Issues

20.     An implementation plan will be prepared as part of the final master plan.  This will identify staging and potential funding sources for projects.

21.     There are no funds allocated in the draft 2015-2025 Long Term Plan to implement the master plan. Undertaking public consultation is a risk as it builds public expectations that development will be proceeding.

 

Attachments

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Signatories

Authors

Shyrel Burt - Principal Policy Analyst

Rebecca Eng - Principal Policy Analyst

Authorisers

Kataraina Maki - GM - Community & Social Policy

Adam Milina - Relationship Manager - Albert-Eden & Orakei Local Boards

 


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Albert Eden 2014/2015 Small Local Improvements Programme - April update

 

File No.: CP2015/06013

 

  

 

Purpose

1.       This report provides a project summary for the Albert Eden Local Board 2014/2015 Small Local Improvement Projects (SLIPs) programme, and recommends the formal adoption of the Nicholson Park Development Plan 2015.

Executive Summary

2.       In the 2014/2015 financial year the Albert Eden Local Board has $557,828 capital budget to complete deferred projects and for allocation to new projects.

3.       A sum of $82,500 capital expenditure is required to complete projects deferred across from 2013/2014 for delivery. To date an additional $468,100 capital budget has been allocated to projects within the 2014/2015 financial year.

4.       A total of $550,600 capital budget has been allocated to projects for delivery within the 2014/2015 financial year. A sum of $7,228 capital expenditure remains for allocation to projects to be delivered within the 2014/2015 financial year.

a)   This report recommends that the Albert Eden Local Board formally adopt the Nicholson Park Development Plan 2015. After a period of public consultation a concept was created based on the feedback. Further public consultation was then undertaken and has now been finalized into a staged development plan. Stage one will be delivered in the 2014/2015 financial year. Stage one development works will focus on pathway improvements, furniture and soft landscaping improvements. Remaining stages will be delivered through 2015/2016 and future years as funding become available.

5.       In the 2014/2015 financial year the Albert Eden Local Board has $89,454 operational budget to allocate to projects; to date $71,242 of the operational budget has been allocated.

6.       A sum of $18,242 operational budget remains for allocation to projects within the 2014/2015 financial year.

7.       The Chair and Deputy Chair have the delegated authority  to allocate the remainder of the 2014/2015 SLIPs capital and operating expenditure to ensure additional projects can be approved and delivered before the end of the financial year.       

8.       Budgets for projects funded from 2014/2015 SLIPs capital expenditure must be fully expended within the 2014/2015 financial year.

9.       Budgets for projects funded from 2014/2015 SLIPs operational expenditure must be fully expended within the 2014/2015 financial year.

 

Recommendation/s

That the Albert-Eden Local Board:

a)      Formally adopt the Nicholson Park Development Plan 2015.

b)      Notes there is $7,228 SLIPs capital funding remaining for deferred projects and for allocation to new projects in the 2014/2015 financial year.

c)      Notes there is $18,212 SLIPs operational funding remaining to allocate in the 2014/2015 financial year.

d)      Note delegated authority has been given to the Chair and Deputy Chair extending them the power to allocate the remainder of the 2014/2015 SLIPs capital and operating expenditure to ensure additional projects can be approved and delivered before the end of the financial year.

 

 

Comments

10.     Communities are impacted by SLIPs projects. They provide an opportunity for elected representatives and Auckland Council staff to engage with the communities on their specific needs. SLIPs staff will liaise directly with all residents and stakeholders impacted by any SLIPs funded projects to be delivered.

11.     Funding for the proposed projects within this report will come from the Albert Eden Local Board’s SLIPs budget. After allocating budget to all the projects listed in this report and elsewhere, the Albert Eden Local Board will still have unallocated SLIPs capital and operational funding. Further reporting as part of the monthly work programme reporting will be used to determine what other projects the Board may wish to fund.

12.     The ability the SLIPs delivery team to deliver outcomes is dependent on the timing of the decisions made by the Local Board to allocate budgets to projects to allow for a minimum of six to eight months delivering those outcomes.

13.     SLIPs need to comply with all relevant legislation, including the Resource Management Act 1991, the Local Government Act and all Auckland Council policies.

2014/15 Local Improvement Projects (SLIPs) Programme

14.     Detailed information regarding projects carried forward from the 2013/2014 financial year is shown in the Albert Eden 2014/2015 combined programme attachment.

15.     In the 2014/2015 financial year the Albert Eden Local Board has $557,828 capital budget to complete deferred projects and for allocation to new projects.

16.     A sum of $82,500 capital expenditure is required to complete projects deferred across from 2013/2014 for delivery. To date an additional $468,100 capital budget has been allocated to projects within the 2014/2015 financial year. A total of $550,600 capital budget has been allocated to projects for delivery within the 2014/2015 financial year.

17.     A sum of $7,228 capital budget remains for allocation to projects within the 2014/2015 financial year.

18.     In the 2014/2015 financial year the Albert Eden Local Board has $89,454 operational budget to allocate to projects; to date $71,242 of the operational budget has been allocated.

19.     A sum of $18,242 operational budget remains for allocation to projects within the 2014/2015 financial year.

20.     Delegated authority has been given to the Chair and Deputy Chair extending them the power to allocate the remainder of the 2014/2015 SLIPs capital and operating expenditure to ensure additional projects can be approved and delivered before the end of the financial year.

Capital Expenditure Projects

21.     Nicholson Park Development Plan 2015. A public consultation open day was held onsite, the feedback collated, analysed and reported to key stakeholders. After careful consideration of the existing site, feedback from its current user groups, the public feedback received, Local Board and officer feedback a concept plan was created. Further public consultation was then undertaken with the concept plan at an open day in the church community centre. This concept has now been now been finalized into a development plan that will be delivered in stages across financial years, delivering on key priorities as funding becomes available.

         Stage one works will be delivered during the 2014/2015 financial year and include for the following items:

·    Widening existing concrete pathways between the storage shed and the Hand Weavers Guild, and constructing new pathways near the playground and the rear of the Artisans Guild building for improved accessibility

·    New signage

·    New seats, picnic table sets and bins for improved amenity

·    Soft landscaping improvements such as planter beds near the playground, weed control and native planting. This will involve a local neighbourhood volunteer planting day, a date yet to be set (during the planting season months of May/June depending).         

Remaining stages will be delivered through 2015/2016 and future years as funding become available.

22.     The SLIPs 2014/2015 March programme update provided a full progress report on each capital and operational project.

Consideration

Local Board views and implications

23.     This report canvasses the views of the Albert Eden Local Board.

24.     The recommendations contained within this report fall within the Local Boards delegated authority.

Māori impact statement

25.     Parks and open spaces contribute significantly to Maori well-being, values, culture and traditions.  Where any aspects of the proposed work programme are anticipated to have a significant impact on sites of importance to Tangata Whenua, appropriate consultation will follow.

Implementation

26.     All 2014/2015 projects should have budget allocated to them within the first quarter of the 2014/2015 financial year; to enable commencement and completion between prior to 30th June 2015.

27.     Most projects will need eight months or more to be successfully delivered within the 2014/2015 financial year. Projects that have had budget allocated to them with less than eight months remaining within the current financial year, are at risk of not being completed by 2013/2014 financial year end. As a result the project completion, as per the agreed delivery programme, may be deferred across into the following 2015/2016 financial year for completion.

28.     Budgets for projects funded from 2014/2015 SLIPs capital expenditure must be fully expended within the 2014/2015 financial year.

29.     Budgets for projects funded from 2014/2015 SLIPs operational expenditure must be fully expended within the 2014/2015 financial year

30.     The ability to spend/deliver outcomes is dependent on the timing of the decisions made by the Local Board to allocate budgets to projects to allow the project team a minimum of six to eight months to deliver those outcomes.

 

 

Attachments

No.

Title

Page

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Nicholson Park Development Plan 2015

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Signatories

Author

Katrina Morgan - Team Leaders SLIPs

Authorisers

Ian Maxwell - General Manager Parks, Sports and Recreation

Adam Milina - Relationship Manager - Albert-Eden & Orakei Local Boards

 


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22 April 2015

 

 

Renewal of the Community Lease to The Scout Association of New Zealand at Pollard Park, Balmoral

 

File No.: CP2015/06062

 

  

 

Purpose

1.       This report seeks Local Board approval for the renewal of the community lease to The Scout Association of New Zealand at Pollard Park, Balmoral. The report also seeks approval to vary the lease to include a community outcome plan.

Executive Summary

2.       This report seeks the approval of the Albert Eden Local Board for the renewal of the community lease to the Scout Association of New Zealand (Scouts) located at Pollard Park

3.       The latest lease to the Scouts commenced on 1 February 2007 and has an initial term of five years with two five year renewal terms.

4.       The Scout building at the reserve is in good condition and is shared with Brownies, Girl Guides, a pre-school group, and a group of War Gamers.

5.       The group went into recess for a time due to lack of adult leaders but are now rebuilding with Kea and Cub groups, and intend starting a Scout group shortly.

6.       As part of the renewal Scouts have agreed to include community outcomes and to vary the lease to include these. 

7.       A rent of $250 plus GST per annum is payable for the renewal period.

8.       The report recommends that the lease be renewed as provided in the lease and that the lease be varied to include community outcomes.

 

Recommendation/s

That the Albert-Eden Local Board approve the renewal of the community lease to The Scout Association of New Zealand at Pollard Park, Balmoral on the following terms and conditions:

a)      Renewal for the first renewal period commencing 1 February 2012, to include one further right of renewal with rent to remain at $250 plus GST per annum.  

b)      That the lease be varied to include a community outcomes plan (attachment B) to be attached as a schedule to the lease.

c)      All other terms and conditions to be in accord with the existing lease date 16 November 2007.

Comments

9.       The Scout den is located in Pollard Park 1a Waitomo Ave Mt Roskill (Attachment A). The park comprises two separate parcels described as Lot 2 DP 37585 of 1.2674 hectares and Lot 9 DP 39166 of 364 square metres. Both are held by the Crown through DOC as a classified recreation reserve and vested in the Auckland Council, in trust, for recreation purposes and form part of the Mount Eden Domain Recreation Reserve by way of Part New Zealand Gazette 3rd February 1983, No.10, page 272.  This is likely an error on the part of the Department of Lands and Survey who published the gazette notice in 1983 as Pollard Park is both an independent and geologically different reserve (not a volcanic cone) from Mt Eden, and lies several kilometres south of Mt Eden. In any event, while Mt Eden is included in the Nga Mana Whenua o Tamaki Makaurau Collective Redress Act 2014, Pollard Park has not been included, and the 1983 gazette notice, as it relates to Mt Eden, has been replaced by the provisions of the 2014 Act.  The 1983 gazette notice however, is still valid for the reserve classification for Pollard Park. A draft reserve management plan was prepared for Pollard Park by the Mount Eden Borough Council in September 1989 and mentions the lease to the Scout Association at page 25 as being for a term of seven years and with the expiry date “under negotiation”. Legal advice is that council now accepts the activities of the Scout Association within recreation reserves. 

The lease to the Scouts commenced 1 February 2007 for an initial term of 5 years expiring 31 January 2012. There are two rights of renewal of 5 years each with final expiry 31 January 2022. This renewal is the first and there is one further right available. Rent is $250 plus GST per annum.

An inspection of the Clubs premises was undertaken 6 October with Scouting officials. The building is in good condition and is suited to the activities of the Scouts. The building is shared with Brownies, Girl Guides, a pre-school group, and War Gamers. The group suspended activities for a period due to a lack of adult leaders but has recently revived and there are active Kea and Cub groups with approximately 30 members with 9 adult leaders, and the intention is to shortly start a Scout troop.

10.     Scouts have agreed to include a community outcomes plan as part of the renewal process. The plan is shown at attachment B, and as an outcomes plan is not provided for in the lease, a variation is required to accommodate this. The plan will become a schedule to the current lease document.

11.     Rent of $250 per annum plus GST is payable. Although the current community guidelines set rent at $1 it is recommended that the rent remain as provided for in the lease, for the renewed period. 

Consideration

Local Board views and implications

12.     The Albert Eden Portfolio Holders have been consulted and agreed the community outcomes plan.

Māori impact statement

13.     There are no implications for Maori with the renewal of the lease and the activities of Scouts include all Aucklanders.

Implementation

14.     There are no implementation issues.

 

Attachments

No.

Title

Page

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Attachment A Lease Area Plan

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Attachment B Community Outcomes Plan

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Signatories

Author

Ron Johnson - Community Lease Advisor

Authorisers

Graham Bodman - Manager - Community Development, Arts and Culture

Adam Milina - Relationship Manager - Albert-Eden & Orakei Local Boards


Albert-Eden Local Board

22 April 2015

 

 

Attachment A 

 

Lease area

 

LEGEND
Lease area

 

Scout Assoc of NZ Lease Plan
Pollard Park

Not to scale

 


Albert-Eden Local Board

22 April 2015

 

 

Community Outcomes Plan The Scout Association of New Zealand

 

 

Name and Location of Land/Facility

Balmoral Scout Hall, 1a Waitomo Ave, Mt Eden – Pollard Park.

Name of the Community it serves

Balmoral

Local Board Area

Albert – Eden.

Name of Community Group

The Scout Association of New Zealand, Balmoral Scout Group

Postal Address

P.O. Box 15294 New Lynn

Contact person

Brian Corney 09 826 4196  027 619 9259 brian@scouts.org.nz

Name of Community Lease Advisor

Ron Johnson

 

Strategic Direction and Priority areas from the Auckland Plan (AP) and Local Board (LB)

Performance measure

Target

Achievement

1. Creating a strong, inclusive and equitable society that provides opportunity for all Aucklanders

 

(AP) Priority Area 1 – Put children and young people first

 

 

 

Usage of facility by the Scout Group

 

 

Roll Of Scout Group

Minimum by other users 100hours/annum

 

50 Youth annum

 

(AP) Priority Area 2 - Improve the education, health and safety of Aucklanders, with a focus on those most in need.

 

100 hours/annum

 

(AP) Priority Area 3 - Strengthen communities

 

(LB) Priority

Improve community and recreation facilities and sharing of existing facilities is a priority.

Share facility with other community groups when not being used for Scouting activities. (List groups sharing and neigbourhoods where members are drawn from) 

250 hours/annum

 

Girl Guides NZ

War Gamers

Pre School Group

 

Balmoral

 


 

5. Promote individual and community wellbeing through participation and excellence in recreation and sport

 

(LB) Priority

Strong safe sustainable communities

Make the community aware of the programs offer by Scouts

Notify community 2 times per year

 

(AP) Priority Area 2 – Prioritise and optimise our recreation and sport facilities and public open space use and the capability of recreation and sport organisations

 

Encourage members to be aware of the environment and surroundings

1 x Park Clean Up/Annum

 

7. Acknowledge that nature and people are inseparable

 

(AP) Priority Area 4 – Build resilience to natural hazards

 

(LB) Priority

Strong safe sustainable communities

 

Teach Water Safety to Youth

Indicate nature of program undertaken each year.

 

 

 

 


Albert-Eden Local Board

22 April 2015

 

 

Sportsfields ground fees resolutions from the Orakei Local Board April 2015 business meeting

 

File No.: CP2015/06324

 

  

 

 

Purpose

1.       To inform the members of the Albert-Eden Local Board of resolutions passed by the Orakei Local Board during its April 2015 business meeting relating to sportfields ground fees.

Executive Summary

2.       At the recent Orakei Local Board business meeting held on Wednesday, 1 April 2015, members of the board passed a number of resolutions relating sportsfields across the Auckland region.  In addition, the board also requested officers share their resolutions with their counterpart local boards within the central isthmus.

3.       Attached to this report is a copy of the Orakei Local Board resolutions.

 

Recommendation/s

That the Albert-Eden Local Board:

a)      Receives the sportfields ground fees resolutions from the Orakei Local Board April 2015 business meeting report and notes the attached resolutions.

 

 

Attachments

No.

Title

Page

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Orakei Local Board April 2015 business meeting - sportfields ground fees resolutions

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Signatories

Author

Michael Mendoza - Democracy Advisor

Authoriser

Adam Milina - Relationship Manager - Albert-Eden & Orakei Local Boards

 


Albert-Eden Local Board

22 April 2015

 

 


Albert-Eden Local Board

22 April 2015

 

 

Mt Albert Town Centre Upgrade - Project Update

 

File No.: CP2015/04897

 

  

 

Purpose

1.       The purpose of this report is to update the Albert-Eden Local Board on the planning, design and implementation of the Mt Albert Town Centre project.

Executive Summary

2.       The upgrade of Mt Albert town centre is the top priority project of the Albert-Eden Local Board Plan 2014. The project aims to implement, by 30 June 2016:

·    a new public plaza adjacent to the Mt Albert railway station 

·    a new pedestrian bridge linking the new plaza to the Mt Albert rail station

·    improvements to the wider Mt Albert town centre street environment and public realm

 

3.       The proposed new public plaza is currently used as a private car park. The sub-leases over the car park need to be acquired to enable the construction of the new pedestrian bridge, ramp and stairs and the development of a plaza.

4.       Staff have undertaken initial design work (Attachment B) to establish the area of the car park that would be required to deliver the bridge, stair/ramp access and some minor improvements to the car park. The draft design requires the relocation of 11 carparks to the sites basement level as well as removal of the Kebab Caravan, which is currently on site. It would be the first stage of the development of the plaza across the whole site.

5.       The concept design exercise will determine exact costs and establish what can viably be delivered. Staff are also progressing the concept design of the town centre streetscape, which will be undertaken in tandem with the concept design for the plaza and pedestrian bridge. The concept design work will be completed by 30 June 2015.

6.       Funding for the construction of the pedestrian bridge will be confirmed by June 2015 as part of the 2015-2025 Regional Land Transport Plan (RLTP) process. Staff are exploring other sources of potential funding for the bridge.

7.       Staff will attend a workshop with the Albert Eden Local Board on 28 April 2015 to further discuss the draft concept design and to seek input into the design for a potential public plaza across the whole area.

8.       In July 2015, staff will report the final draft concept design to the Albert-Eden Local Board for consideration. Subject to the outcome of the 2015-2025 RLTP process and the acquisition negotiations, staff will then proceed with seeking public feedback on the draft design and moving to detailed design stage.

 

Recommendation/s

That the Albert-Eden Local Board:

a)      Note that the Mt Albert Town Centre project aims to implement, by 30 June 2016:

·    a new public plaza adjacent to the Mt Albert railway station 

·    a new pedestrian bridge linking the new plaza to the Mt Albert rail station

·    improvements to the wider Mt Albert town centre street environment and public realm

 

b)      Note that Auckland Council is required to acquire a number of sub-leases over a private car park to enable the construction of the new pedestrian bridge and plaza

 

c)      Endorse the initial design work (Attachment B) undertaken by staff to establish the area of the private car park that would be required to deliver:

·        new pedestrian bridge

·        stair/ramp access

·        some minor improvements to the car park

d)      Endorse that staff attend a workshop on 28 April 2015 with the Albert-Eden Local Board to further discuss the draft concept design (Attachment B) and to seek input into the design for a potential public plaza across the whole area.

e)      Note that funding for the construction of the pedestrian bridge will be confirmed as part of the 2015-2025 Regional Land Transport Plan (RLTP) process in June 2015

f)       Endorse that, until the RLTP is approved by June 2015, staff continue to investigate other sources of funding for the pedestrian bridge

g)      Endorse that, following the outcome of the 2015-2025 RLTP process  and the acquisition  negotiations, staff report to the Albert Eden Local Board in July 2015 with a further update on the Mt Albert project, including the draft concept  design suitable for wider stakeholder engagement.

Comments

9.       The upgrade of Mt Albert town centre is the top priority project of the Albert-Eden Local Board Plan 2014. It also forms part of the Albert Eden Town Centre Transformation Programme in the draft 2015-2025 Auckland Council Long Term Plan (LTP).

10.     The project currently focuses on the implementation, by 30 June 2016, of:

·    a new public plaza adjacent to the Mt Albert railway station 

·    a new pedestrian bridge linking the new plaza to the Mt Albert rail station

·    improvements to the wider Mt Albert town centre street environment and public realm

 

11.     The aim of investing in the Mt Albert Town Centre Upgrade is to attract economic growth to the town centre to help its viability as a place for businesses to operate and invest. 

12.     The total budget allocated to the delivery of the plaza and streetscape improvements is $3.4m. This is allocated across 2014/15 and 2015/16 financial years. There is currently $1.1m allocated to the pedestrian bridge in 2020/21 financial year in the draft Regional Land Transport Plan (RLTP) 2015-2025.

13.     The indicative extent of works is shown in Attachment A. The exact extent will be determined through the Mt Albert Town Centre Upgrade concept design process which is currently underway and due to be completed by 30 June 2015.

Developing a concept design

 

14.     Further to discussions in February and March 2015 with the Albert-Eden Local Board it has been agreed that as a first step in the implementation of the project staff will prioritise the completion, by 30 June 2015, of a concept design which will:

·    establish a coordinated design for the town centre streetscape, plaza and bridge

·    identify high-level costs and phasing for implementation

·    determine how many car parks need to be surrendered to construct stairs and a ramp from the bridge to the car park

·    visualise what minor enhancements to the car park environment might look like

·    assess whether replacement car parking can be accommodated in the site’s basement

 

15.     Initial design work for the bridge and plaza is underway (Attachment B). Staff are also beginning to progress the design of the streetscape, which will be undertaken in tandem with the concept design for the plaza and pedestrian bridge.

16.     Currently the design indicates a 4m wide pedestrian bridge with ramp and stairs at the Eastern edge of the existing car park, at a cost of approximately $1m. The exact width of bridge and treatment of the ramp and stair is subject to survey, costing and structural information, which is currently being collated and will be available by end of April 2015.

17.     The draft design would require the relocation of 11 carparks to the sites basement level as well as removal of the Kebab Caravan. This design would be stage one of the creation of a plaza over the whole car park.

Consideration

Local Board views and implications

18.     There have been a number of workshops held with the Albert-Eden Local Board to seek input into the implementation of the Mt Albert Town Centre Upgrade, in the context of budget and acquisition issues.

19.     Following the Albert Eden Local Board meeting on 22 April 2015, it is proposed that staff attend a workshop with the Albert Eden Local Board on 28 April 2015 to further discuss the draft concept design (Attachment B) and to seek input into the proposed minor improvements to the car park as well as design for a potential public plaza.

Māori impact statement

 

20.     The town centre is in close proximity to Owairaka- Mt Albert volcanic cone. The proposed Auckland Unitary Plan shows no areas of significance or value to Mana Whenua in the town centre. Staff will undertake engagement with Mana Whenua throughout the design process, beginning in May 2015 following the Local Board workshop.

Implementation

21.     To enable the project to be implemented in accordance with the Albert-Eden Local Board Plan 2014 there are a number of budget and land ownership issues which need to be addressed. Auckland Council, Auckland Transport and Auckland Council Property Limited (ACPL) staff are currently working through the issues with the Albert-Eden Local Board which are outlined below:

 

New public plaza

 

22.     The area proposed as a new public plaza is currently used as a private car park, the freehold of which is owned by Tramco. Auckland Council purchased the car park ground lease in 2013. The ground lease is subject to a number of sub-leases which are due to expire in 2022.

23.     The development of the public plaza area, including pedestrian access to the proposed pedestrian bridge, is dependent on Auckland Council successfully acquiring the agreement of the head tenant to surrender the sub-leases for the car parking spaces. The negotiations with the head tenant, led by Auckland Council Property Limited (ACPL), have been underway since May 2014 and are ongoing.

24.     ACPL will continue to lead the negotiations with the head tenant to explore whether he is amenable to surrendering some car parks to enable the delivery of a pedestrian bridge and access.

 

 

New pedestrian bridge

25.     The pedestrian bridge is the final stage of the recently completed Mt Albert train station upgrade. Public access to the bridge across the existing car park is also dependent on Auckland Council successfully acquiring head tenant agreement to surrender existing car parking spaces.

26.     There is currently $1.1m allocated to the pedestrian bridge in 2020/21 financial year in the draft Regional Land Transport Plan (RLTP) 2015-2025.

27.     The pedestrian bridge budget was initially $1.9m and allocated in FY 2014/15. However, due to the uncertainty regarding the ability of Auckland Council to acquire the sub-leases and therefore enable pedestrian access to the bridge, the budget was deferred and reduced as part of the 2015-2025 RLTP process.

28.     The allocation and timing of the $1.1m budget is also subject to the approval of the draft Long Term Plan by the Governing Body in June 2015. Staff are also exploring other sources of funding, including NZTA subsidy and whether the bridge could be funded from the Mt Albert project budget, if the cost of the sub-lease acquisitions is less than originally anticipated.

Improvements to the wider Mt Albert town centre street environment and public realm

 

29.     Staff are also progressing the design of the streetscape, which will be undertaken in tandem with the concept design for the plaza and pedestrian bridge. This will also be completed by 30 June 2015.

30.     The proposed streetscape improvements are to be undertaken on road reserve and are therefore not subject to negotiations with private tenants and/or landowners. The total budget available for the wider streetscape improvements will be known once the scope is agreed for the public plaza and funding confirmed for the pedestrian bridge in June 2015.

Next steps

31.     Staff will attend a workshop with the Albert Eden Local Board on 28 April 2015 to further discuss the draft concept design and to seek input into the design for a potential public plaza across the whole area.

32.     Following the workshop with the Albert Eden Local Board, staff will attend the May meeting of the Mt Albert Resident Association (MARA) to provide an update on the project and seek feedback into initial design.

33.     In July 2015, staff will report the final draft concept design to the Albert-Eden Local Board for consideration. Subject to the outcome of the 2015-2025 RLTP process and the acquisition negotiations, staff will then proceed with seeking public feedback on the draft design and moving to detailed design stage.

 

Attachments

No.

Title

Page

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Indicative Extent of Mt Albert Town Centre Improvement Project

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Pedestrian bridge and plaza - initial design work April 2015

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Signatories

Author

Rachael Eaton - Team Leader City Transformation - Central/Islands

Authorisers

Penny Pirrit - GM - Plans & Places

Adam Milina - Relationship Manager - Albert-Eden & Orakei Local Boards

 


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22 April 2015

 

 


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Albert-Eden Local Board

22 April 2015

 

 

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

 

That the Albert-Eden 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       Property Acquisition

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 confidential information regarding property negotiations..

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.