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

 

Date:                      

Time:

Meeting Room:

Venue:

 

Thursday, 9 April 2015

6.30pm

Manurewa Local Board Office
7 Hill Road
Manurewa

 

Manurewa Local Board

 

OPEN AGENDA

 

 

 

MEMBERSHIP

 

Chairperson

Angela Dalton

 

Deputy Chairperson

Simeon Brown

 

Members

Michael Bailey

 

 

Angela Cunningham-Marino

 

 

Hon George Hawkins, QSO

 

 

Danella McCormick

 

 

Ken Penney

 

 

Daryl Wrightson

 

 

(Quorum 4 members)

 

 

 

Lee Manaia

Local Board Democracy Advisor

 

1 April 2015

 

Contact Telephone: (09) 262 5421

Email: lee.manaia@aucklandcouncil.govt.nz

Website: www.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz

 

 


 


Manurewa Local Board Portfolios

Portfolio Lead

Portfolio Associate

Portfolio Activity and Responsibilities

Angela Dalton

Chairperson

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

Email:  Angela.Dalton@aucklandcouncil.govt.nz

 

Simeon Brown

·         Governance portfolio

·          Board leadership

·          Board-to-Council relationships

·          Board-to-Board relationships

·          Local Board Plan

·          Local Board agreements

·          Civic duties

·          Advocacy (local, regional, and central government)

·          Community partnerships

·          Relationships with Maoridom and youth

·          Relationships with government departments and agencies

·          Relationships with Watercare

·          Relationship with Property CCO

·          Relationship with Auckland Waterfront Development

·          Local funding policy Political Working Party

·          Relationship with ATEED

·          Relationship with Regional Facilities CCO’s

·          Relationship COMET

·          Relationship Southern Initiative

 

·         Regulatory portfolio

·          Resource consents

·          Heritage

·          Gambling

·          Liquor (Simeon Brown as alternate)

·          Urban design

·          Swimming pools

·          Trees

·          By-laws

·          Airport noise

·          Unitary Plan

·          Waste management

Simeon Brown

Deputy Chairperson

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

 

Daryl Wrightson

·         Community and social well-being portfolio

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

·          Neighbourhood relationships

·          Funding for neighbourhood projects

·          Community safety (excl. town centres)

·          Graffiti removal

·          Community advocacy

·          Community facilities

·          Youth Council

·          Contact CAB

Michael Bailey

·         Town centres and economic portfolio

·        Town centre renewal (incl. branding)

·        Design and maintenance

·        Town Centre marketing

·        Community safety within town centres

·        Business Improvement Districts (Michael Bailey and Simeon Brown)

·        Local priorities in relation to regional economic development initiatives

Michael Bailey

10 Rimu Road

Manurewa 2102

Mob:  021 287 4422

Email:  Micahel.Bailey@aucklandcouncil.govt.nz

 

Danella McCormick

·         Sports parks and recreation portfolio

·          Stewardship of sports parks

·          Stewardship of recreation facilities

·          Relationship with sports clubs

·          Neighbourhood parks and reserves (incl. esplanade reserves and the coastline)

·          Design and maintenance

·          Plantings, playgrounds, bollards, and walkways

·          Botanic Gardens and Totara Park

·          Skateparks

·         Associate for the following portfolios:

·        Governance

·        transport

George Hawkins

·         Libraries and recreation portfolio

·        Stewardship of Manurewa libraries

·        Mobile library

George Hawkins

·         Transport portfolio

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

Daryl Wrightson

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

Email:  Daryl.Wrightson@aucklandcouncil.govt.nz

Angela Cunningham-Marino

·         Arts, Culture and Events portfolio

·          Community celebration

·        Community identity

·        Neighbourhood gatherings and renewal

·        Event compliance

·        Artistic and cultural service levels

·        Promoting artistic endeavour (particularly among Manurewa youth)

·        Regional arts

·        Producing a music and arts centre for Manurewa

Simeon Brown

·         Recreation Services portfolio

·          Contact Manukau Leisure

Danella McCormick

·         Built and Natural Environment portfolio

·        Restoration of wetlands, streams, and waterways

·        Local priorities in relation to regional environmental management

·        Mangroves

·          Manukau Harbour

Danella McCormick

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

Email:  Danella.McCormick@aucklandcouncil.govt.nz

Angela Cunningham-Marino

·         Civil Defence Emergency Management portfolio

·        Relationships with the Civil Defence Emergency Management Group

·        Community preparedness, disaster response, relief, and recovery

Other Board Members:

George Hawkins, QSO

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

Email:  George.Hawkins@aucklandcouncil.govt.nz

Ken Penney

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

Email:  Ken.Penney@aucklandcouncil.govt.nz

 

Angela Cunningham –Marino

C/- Auckland Council

Private Bag 92300

Auckland 1142

Ph:  266 4729

Mob:  027 504 0884

Email: 

Angela.Cunningham-Marino@aucklandcouncil.govt.nz

 

 

 


Manurewa Local Board

09 April 2015

 

 

ITEM   TABLE OF CONTENTS                                                                                        PAGE

1          Welcome                                                                                                                         7

2          Apologies                                                                                                                        7

3          Declaration of Interest                                                                                                   7

4          Confirmation of Minutes                                                                                               7

5          Leave of Absence                                                                                                          7

6          Acknowledgements                                                                                                       7

7          Petitions                                                                                                                          7

8          Deputations                                                                                                                    7

9          Public Forum                                                                                                                  7

10        Extraordinary Business                                                                                                8

11        Notices of Motion                                                                                                          8

12        Manurewa Youth Council Update                                                                                9

13        Manurewa Ward Councillors Update                                                                        11

14        Portfolio Update                                                                                                           13

15        Chairperson's Update                                                                                                 15

16        Auckland Transport Update – April 2015                                                                 17

17        Allocation of Funding for an Industry Pollution Prevention Programme - Wiri Industrial Area                                                                                                                               23

18        Manurewa Local Board Community Fees and Charges - July to December 2014 41

19        Manurewa Community Grants Programme 2015/2016                                           57

20        Adoption of the Manurewa Local Economic Development Action plan               63

21        Developing the Empowered Communities Approach                                             99

22        Local Government New Zealand (LGNZ) conference and Annual General Meeting (AGM) 2015                                                                                                                             103

23        Reports Requested - Pending - Issues                                                                   111

24        Manurewa Local Board Achievements Register 2013-2016 Electoral Term      119

25        For Information: Reports referred to the Manurewa Local Board                      127

26        Manurewa Local Board Workshop Notes                                                               129  

27        Consideration of Extraordinary Items 

 

 


1          Welcome

 

The meeting will begin with a prayer.

 

2          Apologies

 

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

 

 

3          Declaration of Interest

 

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

 

 

4          Confirmation of Minutes

 

That the Manurewa Local Board:

a)         confirm the ordinary minutes of its meeting, held on Thursday, 12 March 2015 as a true and correct record.

 

 

5          Leave of Absence

 

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

 

 

6          Acknowledgements

 

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

 

 

7          Petitions

 

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

 

 

8          Deputations

 

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 Manurewa 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.

 

 

9          Public Forum

 

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

 

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

 

10        Extraordinary Business

 

Section 46A(7) of the Local Government Official Information and Meetings Act 1987 (as amended) states:

 

“An item that is not on the agenda for a meeting may be dealt with at that meeting if-

 

(a)        The local authority by resolution so decides; and

 

(b)        The presiding member explains at the meeting, at a time when it is open to the public,-

 

(i)         The reason why the item is not on the agenda; and

 

(ii)        The reason why the discussion of the item cannot be delayed until a subsequent meeting.”

 

Section 46A(7A) of the Local Government Official Information and Meetings Act 1987 (as amended) states:

 

“Where an item is not on the agenda for a meeting,-

 

(a)        That item may be discussed at that meeting if-

 

(i)         That item is a minor matter relating to the general business of the local authority; and

 

(ii)        the presiding member explains at the beginning of the meeting, at a time when it is open to the public, that the item will be discussed at the meeting; but

 

(b)        no resolution, decision or recommendation may be made in respect of that item except to refer that item to a subsequent meeting of the local authority for further discussion.”

 

 

11        Notices of Motion

 

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

 


Manurewa Local Board

09 April 2015

 

 

Manurewa Youth Council Update

 

File No.: CP2015/04666

 

  

 

Purpose

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

Executive Summary

2.       Nil.

 

Recommendation/s

That the Manurewa Local Board:

a)      receive the verbal report from the Manurewa Youth Council regarding:

i)         

 

 

Attachments

There are no attachments for this report.     

Signatories

Authors

Lee Manaia - Local Board Democracy Advisor

Authorisers

Rex Hewitt - Relationship Manager

 


Manurewa Local Board

09 April 2015

 

 

Manurewa Ward Councillors Update

 

File No.: CP2015/04667

 

  

 

Purpose

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

Executive Summary

2.       Nil.

 

Recommendation/s

That the Manurewa Local Board:

a)      receive the verbal reports from:

i)        Councillor Calum Penrose regarding:

 

ii)       Councillor Sir John Walker regarding:

 

 

Attachments

There are no attachments for this report.    

Signatories

Authors

Lee Manaia - Local Board Democracy Advisor

Authorisers

Rex Hewitt - Relationship Manager

 


Manurewa Local Board

09 April 2015

 

 

Portfolio Update

 

File No.: CP2015/04668

 

  

 

Purpose

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

Executive Summary

2.       Nil.

 

Recommendation/s

That the Manurewa Local Board

a)         receive the portfolio update from:

i)       

 

 

Attachments

There are no attachments for this report.    

Signatories

Authors

Lee Manaia - Local Board Democracy Advisor

Authorisers

Rex Hewitt - Relationship Manager

 


Manurewa Local Board

09 April 2015

 

 

Chairperson's Update

 

File No.: CP2015/04669

 

  

 

Purpose

1.       Providing an opportunity for the chairperson to update the local board on issues she has been involved in.

Executive Summary

2.       Nil.

 

Recommendation/s

That the Manurewa Local Board:

a)      receive the verbal report from the Manurewa Local Board Chairperson regarding:

i)   

 

 

Attachments

There are no attachments for this report.     

Signatories

Authors

Lee Manaia - Local Board Democracy Advisor

Authorisers

Rex Hewitt - Relationship Manager

 


Manurewa Local Board

09 April 2015

 

 

Auckland Transport Update – April 2015

 

File No.: CP2015/04954

 

  

Purpose

1.       The purpose of the report is to respond to local board requests on transport-related matters and to provide information to Elected Members about Auckland Transport (AT) activities in the local board area.

Executive Summary

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

 

Recommendation/s

That the Manurewa Local Board:

a)      receives the report Auckland Transport Update – April 2015

b)      approves the revised Wiri Station Rd Footpath project to proceed to construction

c)      approves traffic calming options in William Avenue / Kirton Crescent, Manurewa to proceed to detailed design.

 

 

Discussion

 

Local Board Transport Capital Fund (LBTCF):

 

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

4.       During the 2012/2013 financial year $34,178 was spent leaving $559,136 of the annual budget unspent. This unspent money has been authorised by the Governing Body to be rolled over on a one-time-only basis, giving the Manurewa Local Board a total budget of $2,339,078 available in this electoral term to be spent on transport projects.

5.       In the 2012/2013 and 2013/2014 financial year the Board spent an estimate of $322,000 on eight projects. The balance remaining is $2,017,358. The Board can also allocated the 2016/2017 budget making a total pool of $ 2,610,672. The full allowance has been allocated to the below projects.

 

Local Board Transport Capital Fund current project update:

 

ID#

Project Description

Progress/Current Status

 

164

New Footpaths in Manurewa – Wiri Station Road

 

·    ROC = $150,000 (revised ROC =$103,000)

·     Due to works being undertaken in the area, the original proposal is no longer recommended as the berms are now steeper in the vicinity of the rail bridge the cost of installing a footpath on the south of Wiri Station Road will increase significantly.  Rather than proceeding with this, an alternative of providing pedestrian facilities at the signalised intersection of Wiri Station and Ash Road and having pedestrians cross to the north side of Wiri Station Road was recommended by AT

·     AT have met with local board member onsite to discuss objectives and reasoning behind the proposed change

·     Agreement on site was to take it back to the Board for approval to proceed with the revised design (Attachment  A) to upgrade the intersection to include a signalised pedestrian facility

·     Local Board to consider approval to proceed to construction

 

416

 

Traffic calming options -  William Avenue / Kirton Crescent, Manurewa

·    Resolution January 15 - MR/2015/6 approved AT to investigate traffic calming options in William Avenue / Kirton Crescent, Manurewa

·    Preliminary investigation has been completed - two possible traffic calming treatments (speed humps and  chicanes) have been considered:

Speed hump option is feasible – eight speed humps are required (As per ATCOP spacing requirement of 80m to 120m apart). These would be located in the loop comprising of William Ave, Kirton Crescent, and Claymore St together with one hump in Coles Place. Some lighting upgrade/ installation is required and will be considered as part of the further investigation if the project proceeds.

Chicanes option is not likely to be feasible, due to the large number of driveways that are located reasonably close to each other.

·    ROC - $180,000 (including design and construction of humps and lighting improvements)

·    Local Board to consider approval to proceed to detailed design

353

Arts and Plants: Investigating a pedestrian and cycle link to Nathan Homestead and Auckland Botanical Gardens. Projects under investigation include: a new shared path, seating, new informative signage and safe crossing treatments.

·    Resolution Dec 14 - MR/2014/258 approved the following projects to detailed design phase.

·    ROC - $858,283

·    Site visits taken place. There are some impediments to the original design.

·    Auckland Transport is currently working through alternative options and will present these to the steering group on 14 April, 2015.

354

 

Great South Road/Railway station connectivity: This project will incorporate a range of practical opportunities to better link the Great South Road and the Train Station. Potential improvements include: Easier movement through South Mall, way finding signage and real time commuter information.

·    Resolution Dec 14 - MR/2014/258 approved the following projects to detailed design phase.

·    ROC – $75,000

·    Signage/Route information – AT is leading a cross-council project to identify a multi-modal single signage system for the region.  Decisions around definitive regional signage should be taken by early 2016. AT expects Manurewa will be in a position to install the new signage in the first quarter of 2016. 

·    Commuter information – Currently working through procurement options.

 

354

 

Covered Walkway: covered walkway over bridge and stairway onto platform.

·    Resolution Dec 14 - MR/2014/258 approved the following projects to detailed design phase.

·    ROC – $1,430,000

·    The contract for preliminary design was awarded

·    Included in scope - area over road to South Mall included along with pedestrian landing areas at the top of the station stairs.

·    Preliminary drawings will be presented to the steering group on 14 April 2015.

 

356

 

Great South Road (GSR) pedestrianisation: The Board is investigating a range of options for making Great South Road, Manurewa more pedestrian friendly. Improvements may include: Building a gateway to Manurewa and enhanced pedestrian crossing facilities.

 

·    Through resolution MR/2014/258 approved the following projects to detailed design phase

·    ROC – $387,730

·    Some of the proposed treatments are not appropriate given GSR is an over dimensional route. Auckland Transport’s engineers are investigating what treatments/alternative options are possible with an aim to “a more pedestrian friendly Manurewa”.

·    Auckland Transport is progressing this and will present to the steering group on 14 April, 2015

 

 

Berm Planting Guidelines:

 

6.       At its December 2014 meeting, Manurewa Local Board asked (Resolution number MR/2014/258) Auckland Transport to provide berm planting guidelines on how communities might plant in their berms appropriately.

7.       Auckland Transport has been working on a set of draft operating principles for planting in the road berm. The principles are currently being discussed internally and Auckland Transport hopes to be able to discuss these with the Local Board in May.

Consultation documents on proposed improvements:

 

8.       Consultation documents for the following proposals have been provided to the Manurewa Local Board for its feedback.  As the Board’s transport portfolio holders provide feedback on the Board’s behalf, the material below is included for general information purposes only.

 

Weymouth Road – No Stopping At All Times (NSAAT)

 

9.       Auckland Transport has identified operational issues on Weymouth Road associated with parked vehicles and right turning vehicles into Beaumonts Way obstructing the through movement of traffic on Weymouth Road. 

10.       Auckland Transport proposed No Stopping At All Times (NSAAT) lines to be installed on Weymouth Road. The Board is supportive of this proposal.

 

Attachments

No.

Title

Page

aView

Revised design to upgrade the intersection to include a signalised pedestrian facility at the intersection of Wiri Station Road and Ash Road

21

     

Signatories

Author

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

Authorisers

Jonathan Anyon, Elected Member Relationship Team Manager

 

 


Manurewa Local Board

09 April 2015

 

 


Manurewa Local Board

09 April 2015

 

 

Allocation of Funding for an Industry Pollution Prevention Programme - Wiri Industrial Area

 

File No.: CP2015/04139

 

  

Purpose

1.       To agree funding for Industry Pollution Prevention Programme in the Wiri industrial area to be run through a collaborative delivery model with Ngāti Tamaoho Trust Board.

Executive Summary

2.       The Wiri industrial area is one of the heavy industrial areas in the Auckland region and experiences a number of water pollution events from industrial sources.

3.       Approval is sought from the board to fund an Industry Pollution Prevention Programme (IPPP) in the area. This programme will educate and inform industry and businesses about how their operations may impact on local waterways and provide advice on how contaminant loads can be reduced.

4.       Similar pollution prevention programmes have previously been successfully run in the Maungakiekie-Tamaki, Mangere-Otahuhu, Rodney, Hibiscus and Bays and Howick local board areas. There has been high participation of business in this programme and positive feedback received from those businesses.

5.       It is estimated that a programme in the Wiri industrial area would cost $15,000. This assumes 100-200 commercial properties are visited, and includes the cost of any follow up visits that may be required. However, the number of sites visited will depend on the size and complexity of businesses in the Wiri industrial area.(Please refer to attachment A) 

6.       The project will be implemented through a collaborative delivery model in co-operation with Ngāti Tamaoho representatives. Resourcing for Ngāti Tamaoho representatives to conduct site visits will be provided by Auckland Council regional funding.(Please refer attachment B)

7.       Overall, the project is likely to have environmental and cultural benefits for the Wiri region. It is recommended that the Manurewa Local Board approve $15,000 funding for the project.

 

Recommendations

That the Manurewa Local Board:

a)      receives the ‘ Allocation of Funding for an Industry Pollution Prevention Programme - Wiri Industrial Area’ report.

b)      agrees to fund an Industry Pollution Prevention Programme in the Wiri industrial area at a cost of $15,000.

c)      forwards this report and associated resolutions to the Ngāti Tamaoho Trust Board for their information.

 

 

Comments

Background

 

8.       The Wiri industrial area is one of the heavy industrial areas in the Auckland Region.  It is characterised by a relatively large number of high risk businesses including a tannery, chemical manufacturing plants and oil recycling plants.

9.       Over 100 water pollution events have been reported to the Auckland Council pollution hotline in the past 18 months from this area and there have been several prosecutions of polluting companies in the past two decades.

10.     An Industry Prevention Pollution Programme (IPPP) is proposed for the board area to be delivered by the end of June 2015.

11.     This project will support the local board’s priority of improving the water quality of local waterways by addressing pollution at source.

12.     It also gives effect to the Manurewa Local Board Plan outcome area of ‘our natural heritage and resources are preserved and nurtured for future generations’ and will deliver on an initiative identified in their plan to ‘establish a project with mana whenua to improve water quality.’

13.     In addition, this project supports the aspirations of the Manurewa Local Board Mana Whenua Stormwater Management Initiative. This initiative aims to support and advocate for a mana whenua perspective in relation to stormwater management issues within the Manurewa Local Board area.

Project Outline

14.     The primary purpose of an IPPP is to educate industry and businesses about how their operations may impact on local waterways and provide advice on how contaminants loads can be minimised.

15.     It is a proactive and non-regulatory programme where an expert visits each site, conducts a site inspection and talks to the business owners about potential issues. A follow-up report is provided to businesses if changes to business practices are required to ameliorate any potential pollution risks.

16.     The programme involves a GIS mapping exercise to ensure that commercial businesses understand the stormwater network connections in relation to local waterways. A key aspect of this programme is to build relationships with, and an understanding of, the local industrial sector.

17.     The benefit of this non-regulatory approach is that it seeks to educate local businesses about potential issues without necessarily resorting to regulatory intervention. This approach is recommended in areas where there is a concentration of industry and businesses close to water bodies, including streams, harbours and estuaries (such as the Manukau Harbour).

18.     The Puhinui and Homai streams (which feed into the Manukau Harbour) would be the waterways of focus within this catchment. Pollution prevention approaches such as the IPPP aim to protect our waterways and harbour from future pollution incidents in a collaborative and non-regulatory manner.

Collaborative delivery with mana whenua

19.     It is proposed that this project is delivered in collaboration with local iwi; Ngāti Tamaoho.  The collaborative delivery model involves mana whenua representatives being contracted to conduct site visits alongside project specialists. This ensures that regulatory and technical advice is being communicated to industry alongside mana whenua perspectives and values pertaining to significant waterways, awa and harbours.

20.     Delivering the project in this fashion will also contribute to the board’s aspirations as outlined in the Manurewa Local Board Mana Whenua Stormwater Management Initiative. The aim of this initiative is to enhance local board and mana whenua relationships through the Manurewa Local Board taking a lead advocacy role to enable mana whenua input and involvement in stormwater management and process design. This will contribute to improved environmental outcomes for mana whenua and the wider community.

21.     The initiative has identified a suite of flagship projects to achieve these goals, including this proposed IPPP collaborative delivery model with mana whenua, based on the pilot project run with Makaurau Marae (Te Ahi Waru) in the Mangere-Otahuhu Local Board area.

22.     Ngāti Tamaoho representatives (including the Chair and Resource Management Officer) have expressed their support for the project and their desire to co-design and co-deliver the project in the Manurewa Local Board area.

Audit Process and Cost

23.     A typical IPPP follows the process outlined below:

·   Identify the target area and carry out an initial assessment of the risk profile of the businesses – high, medium to low.

·   Produce a GIS map of the physical stormwater network in relation to the Puhinui and Homai streams.

·   Visit each business (an ‘Area Blitz’) – introduce the programme by discussing how the board is committed to improving the quality of the streams and Manukau Harbour and wants to work with the business to help them avoid pollution.  The non-regulatory nature of this will be stressed. 

·   Show the business owner the GIS map of the stormwater network and explain where untreated water leaving the operation site flows to.

·   If the business agrees to be a part of the programme, carry out an audit which evaluates their site and business practices.

·   Identify potential risks (for example, forklifts operating in the vicinity of incorrectly stored chemicals) and discuss in terms of the potential ecological and cultural impacts, as well consequential costs for clean up should a spill occur. Importantly, identify risks with the business owner on site, so there are no surprises in the audit report. (This technique has in the past has led to businesses responding quickly to reduce identified risks).

·   Work with the business owner or operations manager to design practical solutions to reduce the risk of their operations contaminating the local waterways.

·   Carry out a follow-up visit if any risks are identified to encourage uptake of recommendations.

·   Any observations of serious pollution are reported to the council’s pollution response hotline. Incidences of non-compliance are included in the report, with recommendations to review the Air, Land and Water Plan. Where businesses are lacking spill kits, council may be able to provide these kits. “Drains to the Sea” signage is also installed around stormwater drains to encourage operational awareness of the relationship between the business and local waterways. Additional follow–up actions are dependent on audit findings and will be built-in to the programme as needed.

24.     The proposed cost ($15,000) for the area blitz assumes 100-200 commercial properties are visited, and includes the cost of any follow up visits that may be required. The number of sites visited will depend on the size and complexity of businesses in the Wiri industrial area.

25.     Resourcing for Ngāti Tamaoho representatives to conduct site visits will be provided by Auckland Council at a regional level.

Previous Experience

26.     IPPPs have now been implemented over eight catchments across five local board areas. In total, over 1,000 businesses have been engaged, over 300 reports recommending changes in business practice produced, over 100 spill kits delivered to companies and more than 100 “Drains to Sea” stencils painted on commercial properties.

27.     In addition the IPPP has a proven track record of preventing pollution incidents. For example a freight management company who recently participated in the programme avoided 1,000 litres of wood treatment chemicals (including copper, chrome and arsenic) going into the stormwater drain, and subsequently the Manukau Harbour, from interventions identified in the IPPP. The business owner reported that being made aware of the risk led to their chemicals being stored correctly and as far away from the stormwater outlet as possible. Updating spill response procedures also directly contributed to the spill being contained.

28.     The Mangere-Otahuhu Local Board ran this project in the industrial area connected to the Oruarangi River. The impetus for this project was a significant pollution event that saw 1000 litres of highly toxic methyl-violet dye spill into the river via the stormwater network. Upon completion of the programme in March 2014, a total of 140 sites had been visited. A representative from the Makaurau Marae whanau who have kaitiaki responsibilities over the river participated in over 50% of those site visits. A total of 64 businesses received a report suggesting improvements to manage risk and follow up site visits to asses any implementation issues.

Other Considerations

29.     The objectives of the proposed programme are to identify existing or potential sources of pollution. Previous board and regional investment in improving waterways has supported ‘on the ground’ restoration options such as water quality monitoring and riparian planting. An IPPP is an additional tool to support improvements to water quality through the prevention of pollution at source.

30.     The Manurewa Local Board Mana Whenua Stormwater Management Initiative document makes recommendations for further flagship projects which could ideally be funded (either regionally or locally) in the Manurewa Local Board area.

Consideration

Local Board views and implications

31.     This report proposes a project for the local board to approve which will contribute to several key outcome areas from their local board plan, as discussed above.

Māori impact statement

32.     The proposed collaborative delivery model with Ngāti Tamaoho Trust Board enables Maori outcomes to be incorporated into the delivery of the IPPP. These outcomes include enabling, empowering and respecting tangata whenua in their kaitiakiti role, work focused on maintaining the balance of the mauri of waterways and the harbour, acknowledging and incorporating matauranga Maori in the delivery of the programme and respecting the customary authority of mana whenua.

33.     Consultation with Ngāti Tamaoho representatives was undertaken for the purposes of preparing this report. Ngāti Tamaoho representatives (including the Chair and Resource Management Officer) have expressed their support for the project and their desire to co-design and co-deliver the project in the Manurewa Local Board area.

Implementation

34.     There are no additional implementation issues arising from this report. Regular reporting on project implementation will be through the quarterly report from the Infrastructure and Environmental Services department, or as required.

 

Attachments

No.

Title

Page

aView

Industry Pollution Prevention Programme Overview

29

bView

Draft Collaborative Stormwater Project

35

     

Signatories

Authors

Varsha Belwalkar - Relationship Advisor

Tessa Chilala – Senior Environmental Programmes Advisor

Authorisers

John Dragicevich - Manager Infrastructure and Environmental Services

Rex Hewitt - Relationship Manager

 


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Manurewa Local Board

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Manurewa Local Board Community Fees and Charges - July to December 2014

 

File No.: CP2015/05003

 

  

Purpose

1.       To present the usage and revenue data from community facilities within the local board area for the period 1 July to 31 December 2014 and to highlight any significant impact of the new fees and charges that were introduced on 1 July 2014.

2.       To recommend community facilities hire fees for the 2015/2016 year.

Executive Summary

3.       On 24 February 2015, members of the Manurewa Local Board met at a workshop to consider the impact of the new hire fees introduced on 1 July 2014. Please refer to Attachment A for the fee schedule for 2014/2015.

4.       The council’s ‘Hire Fee Framework – For Hire of Auckland Council’s Community Facilities’ (the framework) was developed over a two-year period from 2012-2014 and was based on good practice principles. All but six local boards adopted the framework. New fees and charges, which would help ensure fairness and transparency for all users, were introduced for all council facilities in the other local board areas across the region on 1 July 2014.

5.       In the Manurewa Local Board area there are two council-managed community facilities:  Weymouth Community Hall and the Wiri Community Hall. After 1 July, the council received enquiries from six of the 13 regular hirers across both of these venues. Five of these six accepted a transition arrangement until the end of September 2014. The remaining hirer cancelled their booking. For the full list of regular hirers, please refer to Attachment B.

6.       For a table of fees and charges per venue for the July to December period, please refer to the summary in Attachment C. Attachment D shows the number of sessions booked by activity type.

7.       The table below summarises the combined activity of the facilities for the July to December six-month period. Please note that some figures are reported as percentage points (pp), while others are shown as a percentage (%). Please refer to the glossary of terms (Attachment E) for more information on percentage points.

Utilisation

Visitors

Revenue

   -5.3 (pp)

   -8,135 (-28%)

       +$18,214 (+81%)

 

8.       Overall, utilisation (booked hours divided by 10 available hours per day) of the Manurewa Local Board community facilities has decreased by just over five percentage points. In the same period, visitor numbers decreased by over a quarter from 29,190 to 21,055 (-28 per cent).

9.       Revenue increased by $18,214. This increase is in contrast to the utilisation and visitor decrease and is possible by a change in customer types to those paying a higher fee or an increase in the fees paid by customers, and also to a tighter charging of the cancellation fee.

10.     In July 2014, a new process was introduced to book the available spaces in most of the council-managed community facilities across the region and to ensure the cancellation charge was applied where appropriate. This has greatly helped to record more accurate utilisation and visitor numbers than in previous years.


11.     For the 2014/2015 financial year, revenue from community facilities is expected to increase for the Manurewa Local Board. This could help contribute to the maintenance of these facilities and reflects the good practice principles imbedded in the framework, including fairness to all users.

 

Recommendation/s

That the Manurewa Local Board:

a)      agrees that the 2014/2015 community facilities hire fees will remain, uninflated, for the 2015/2016 year, as per Attachment A and will apply to all new and existing hirers using the facilities.

b)      requests council staff to provide regular updates on the impact of the hire fees and the performance of council-managed community facilities as part of the quarterly reports.

 

 

Comments

12.     The framework was developed over a two-year period from 2012-2014 and acknowledged that ‘access to safe, affordable places for people to pursue their interests provides many benefits to the wider community…’ The framework included these good practice principles: public management, lawfulness, accountable, transparent (openness), value for money, integrity and fairness.

13.     When the framework was prepared, it took account of the wide range of legacy hire arrangements that were recorded or published. All local boards adopted the framework, although six chose to vary from the recommended fees and charges. When the new framework was implemented, it became clear that across some local boards there were a large number of exceptions to the published hire rates that had not been recorded in the past or visible to the organisation. This meant that there were a number of customer enquiries relating to the new fee structure. Customers facing significant price increases were offered transition rates until the end of September 2014.

14.     In April 2014, the Manurewa Local Board resolved to adopt the new fees and charges for the hire of council-owned community venues (Resolution number MR/2014/70). Alongside this, the activity types eligible for discounts were confirmed.

15.     Members of the Manurewa Local Board met for a workshop on 25 February 2015 to consider the impact of the new hire fees introduced on 1 July 2014. Please refer to Attachment A for the fee schedule for 2014/2015.

16.     Impact of implementing new fees and charges

In the July to December 2014 period, the council received enquiries from six of the 13 regular hirers across both of the council-managed venues in the Manurewa Local Board area. Five accepted a transition arrangement until the end of September 2014. The remaining hirer cancelled their booking. For the full list of regular hirers, please refer to Attachment B.

17.     Summary of utilisation, visits and revenue by local board area

Please note that some figures in the following graphs are reported as percentage points (pp), while others are shown as a percentage (%). For a table of fees and charges per venue for the July to December period, please refer to the summary in Attachment C. Attachment D shows the number of sessions booked by activity type.

 

 

 


 

18.     Manurewa Local Board – Utilisation hours booked

 

Both of the local board’s council-managed facilities decreased their utilisation hours in the range of two to nine percentage points. The average was a 5 percentage point decrease when compared with the same six-month period last year. 

 

19.     Manurewa Local Board – Visits

Visitors to both of the council-managed community facilities decreased by 28 per cent compared with the same period last year, with both facilities reporting decreases.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

20.     Highlights/exceptions/mitigating factors

Utilisation and visits at a facility level are shown on the two graphs below.

 

 

 

 

21.     Mitigating factors: In July 2014, a new process was introduced to book the available spaces in most of the council-managed community facilities across the region and to ensure the cancellation charge was applied where appropriate. This has greatly helped to record more accurate utilisation and visitor numbers, particularly with the Wiri Community Hall where there had been many last-minute cancellations or ‘no shows’ for bookings. Back in 2013, the utilisation and visitor figures may not have reflected these actions by the users.

 

 

 

 


22.       There has been an increase in casual hirers, as shown in the graphs below.

 

 

23.     Revenue

 

The local board earned more revenue when compared with the same period last year and this is in contrast with the lower utility and visitor numbers. This is likely due to a change in customer types to those paying a higher fee or an increase in the fees paid by customers, as well as a tighter charging of cancellation fees.

 

In summary

24.     The table below summarises the combined activity of both of the council-managed venues in the Manurewa Local Board area for the July to December six-month period. Overall, utilisation has decreased by just over five percentage points. Over the same period, visitor numbers decreased by over a quarter from 29,190 to 21,055 (-28 per cent). Revenue increased by $18,214 (+81 per cent).

Utilisation

Visitors

Revenue

   -5.3 (pp)

   -8,135 (-28%)

       +$18,214 (+81%)

 

25.     For the 2014/2015 financial year, revenue from council-managed community facilities in the Manurewa Local Board area is expected to increase. This could help contribute to the maintenance of these facilities and reflects the good practice principles imbedded in the framework, including fairness to all users.

 

Consideration

Local Board views and implications

26.     The impact of the new community facilities fees and charges introduced on 1 July 2014 were work shopped with members of the Manurewa Local Board on 25 February 2015.

 

27.     The recommendations within this report fall within the Manurewa Local Board’s authority relating to local recreation, sport and community facilities

Māori impact statement

28.     The fees and charges framework is not specifically targeted for Maori populations. However, it aims to be clear and transparent to all users, including Maori.

Implementation

29.     The recommendations in this report do not trigger the Auckland Council Significance Policy.

 

Attachments

No.

Title

Page

aView

Fee schedule for 2014/2015 Manurewa

47

bView

List of regular hirers

49

cView

Summary of fees and charges data July-December 2014

51

dView

Activity type

53

eView

Fees and charges July-December 2014 Final

55

     

Signatories

Authors

Kat Teirney - Manager Community Occupancy, Community Facilities

Authorisers

Graham Bodman - Manager - Community Development, Arts and Culture

Rex Hewitt - Relationship Manager

 


Manurewa Local Board

09 April 2015

 

 

Attachment A: Fee schedule for 2014/2015 Manurewa

 

 

Hourly rate

as of 1 July 2014

Facility Category

Facility Name

Room

Peak Standard

Off-Peak Standard

Art facility

 Nathan Homestead

 Fibre Room

 $       16.50

 $                 14.50

 

 

 Foyer

 $       35.00

 $                 25.50

 

 

 Meeting Room

 $       28.00

 $                 23.00

 

 

 Music Room

 $       16.50

 $                 14.50

 

 

 Painting Studio

 $       16.50

 $                 14.50

 

 

 Pottery Studio

 $       28.00

 $                 23.00

 

 

 Sky Room 1

 $       16.50

 $                 14.50

 

 

 Sky Room 2

 $       28.00

 $                 23.00

 

 

 Theatre

 $       41.00

 $                 14.50

Venues for hire

 Weymouth Community Hall

 Main Hall

 $       44.00

 $                 35.20

 

 Wiri Community Hall

 Main Hall

 $       44.00

 $                 35.20

 


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09 April 2015

 

 

Attachment B

List of regular hirers in council-managed facilities in the Manurewa Local Board area

 

 

Wiri

Special Olympics Manukau

Siitia Keriso Samoan Church of God

North NZ Conference Seventh Day Adventist Church

Shalom Church - AOG Samoan

Manukau City Tongan AOG Church

Shooting Stars Playgroup

Exercise Class

Samoan Assembly of God Wiri Central Church

 

Weymouth

Weymouth Samoan Assembly of God

Assembly Of God Church of Samoa, Weymouth

Church organisation

Manurewa Country Music Club Inc

Weymouth Residents and Ratepayers Assoc Inc.

 


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Manurewa Local Board

09 April 2015

 

 

Attachment E to Manurewa Local Board community facilities fees and charges – July to December 2015

Glossary of terms

 

 

Term

Definition

B

Bookings

Number of slots/sessions booked by a hirer

C

Casual hirer

 Group or individual who has made 5 or less bookings across the network of Community Facilities managed by CDAC per year.

Note:

This definition is for this this analysis only, and may not conform with other business use of the term.

H

Hirer

The entity who is party to the rental contract. A contract may relate to more than one booking.

O

Off peak

According to the 2014/2015 fees and charges schedule. Discount rates applied

P

Peak

According to the 2014/2015 fees and charges schedule. Discount not usually applied.

Peak utilisation

Booked hours during peak times / Total available peak hours.

Percentage points

A percentage point (pp) represents the difference between two percentages on a 100 per cent scale. It is used for measures like utilisation so the changes can be put into the right context. For example, if utilisation increased from thirty per cent to forty per cent that could be stated in error as a 25 per cent increase. To put it in the right context means it would be a ten percentage point increase. Volume-based increases or decreases (e.g. visitor numbers or revenue) are reported as percentages.

 

R

Regular hirer

An entity who has made six or more bookings across the network of Community Facilities managed by CDAC.

Note:

This definition is for this this analysis only, and may not conform with other business use of the term.

Revenue

Refers to revenue as reported in the financial accounts.

(Not what is reported as revenue for management accounting purposes i.e. in the omnibus reports)

U

Utilisation

Booked hours divided by 10 available hours per day.

 

Note: All comparison reporting in utilisation is presented as percentage point movements.

 

V

Visits

Number of people attending a bookable space at a Community Centre or Venue for Hire in any one session.

Note:

·      Community Facilities events that don't use the inside of a facility are not included

·      People attending the facility to only pick up or drop off an attendee of a bookable space are not included

·      A person is counted as a visitor more than once per day

If they leave and return to the facility for use of a different booking

Visit more than one Community Facility address per day.

 

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Manurewa Local Board

09 April 2015

 

 

Manurewa Community Grants Programme 2015/2016

 

File No.: CP2015/04581

 

  

Purpose

1.       The purpose of the report is to present the Manurewa Community Grants Programme 2015/2016 for adoption.

Executive Summary

2.       The new Auckland Council Community Grants Policy was adopted in December 2014. This policy guides the allocation of local, multi-board and regional grants to groups and organisations delivering projects, activities and services that benefit Aucklanders.

3.       The Community Grants Policy supports each local board to adopt their own local grants programme to be attached to the policy as an appendix.

4.       This report presents the Manurewa Local Board Community Grants Programme 2015/2016 for adoption (see attachment A).

 

Recommendation/s

That the Manurewa Local Board:

a)      adopt the Manurewa Community Grants Programme 2015/2016.

 

 

Comments

5.       The new Community Grants Policy was adopted in December 2014 and implementation will commence on 1 July 2015.

6.       The policy supports each local board to develop a Community Grants Programme for 2015/2016. This local board grants programme will guide community groups and individuals when making applications to the local board.

7.       The local board community grants programme can include:

·    outcomes as identified in the local board plan

·    specific local board funding priorities

·    budget allocated to the grants programme

·    which grant types will operate locally, the number of funding rounds and when these will open and close

·    any additional criteria or exclusions that will apply

·    an indication of participation in multi-board funding

·    other factors the local board consider to be significant to their decision-making

8.       An implementation plan is underway to support an integrated and simplified approach to grants programme administration. Funding staff from different departments are working together to ensure a co-ordinated approach, expected to benefit applicants and streamline internal processes.

9.       Once the local board community grants programme has been adopted, the types of grants, funding rounds, criteria and eligibility with be advertised through an integrated communication and marketing approach which includes utilising the local board channels.

Consideration

Local Board views and implications

10.     The Community Grants Programme has been developed by the local board to set the direction of their grants programme. This programme can be reviewed on an annual basis.

Māori impact statement

11.     All grant programmes should respond to Auckland Council’s commitment to improving Maori wellbeing by providing grants to organisations delivering positive outcomes for Maori.

Implementation

12.     An implementation plan is underway and the local board grants programme will be locally advertised through the local board and council channels. Targeted advertising and promotion will be developed for target populations, including migrant and refugee groups, disability groups, Maori and iwi organisations.

 

Attachments

No.

Title

Page

aView

Manurewa Local Board – Local Grants Programme 2015-2016

59

     

Signatories

Authors

Marion Davies - Community Funding Programme Manager

Authorisers

Graham Bodman - Manager - Community Development, Arts and Culture

Rex Hewitt - Relationship Manager

 


Manurewa Local Board

09 April 2015

 

 

Manurewa Local Board – Local Grants Programme 2015-2016

Our Local Grants Programme aims to provide funds to local communities in order to help them achieve their aspirations. In so doing, they will together help Manurewa thrive and enable people to connect.

 

Outcomes sought from the local grants programme

Our grants programme will be targeted towards supporting the following outcomes, as provided in our local board plan:

·    Manurewa has an attractive, prosperous town centre;

·    People move easily around Manurewa;

·    Spaces and places that people use and enjoy;

·    All people are valued and encouraged;

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

·    A healthy local economy.

 

Our priorities for grants

The Manurewa Local Board welcomes and will consider any grant applications and community initiatives. The Manurewa Local Board has the following local board plan priorities:

Note: these priorities relate to the local board initiatives as outlined in the local board plan.

·    Initiatives that aim to make the town centre a safer, tidier, more accessible and welcoming place;

·    Activities that showcase the rich and diverse culture and talent in our local area and help create a programme of events and entertainment for Manurewa;

·    Activities that are aimed at advancing our young people and make it easier for them to get active and be involved;

·    Initiatives that are aimed to preserve our heritage and important elements of our past;

·    Activities that are aimed to improve the overall wellbeing of the Manurewa community;

·    Initiatives that aim to protect and restore our natural heritage and resources;

·    Activities that keep our local economy thriving.

 

Lower Priorities:

1)         The Manurewa Local Board has identified the following activities as lower priorities:

·    Costs towards travel expenses, salaries, vehicles, electronic equipment and catering;

·    Fundraising events.

2)         The Manurewa Local Board has also identified the following financial situation of an applicant, as a lower priority for funding: 

·    Community groups who gain more than 75% of government funding for a project or service;

·    Community groups with a cash surplus.

 

Investment approach

The Manurewa Local Board has a total budget of (insert total) to support the local grants programme.

 

For the Quick Response Local Grants the following applies:

Ø Minimum amount per grant: $500

Ø Maximum amount per grant: $2,000

 

Application dates

Grant rounds for 2015-2016 will be as follows:

Quick Response Local Grants

2015-2016 funding rounds

Opens

Closes

Decision made

Projects to occur after

Round four

July

August

September

September

Round five

September

October

November

November

Round one

January

February

March

March

Round two

March

April

May

May

Round three

May

June

July

July

 

Local Grants

2015-2016 funding rounds

Opens

Closes

Decision made

Projects to occur after

Round one

September

October

November

November

Round two

March

April

May

May

 

Multi-board funding

The Manurewa Local Board welcomes multi-board funding applications. However, the activity or initiative will need to clearly benefit the Manurewa community.

 

Accountability measures

The Manurewa Local Board requires that all successful applicants to provide:

·    At least one picture of the event and be available to work with Council staff on media coverage of the event.

 


Manurewa Local Board

09 April 2015

 

 

Adoption of the Manurewa Local Economic Development Action plan

 

File No.: CP2015/04945

 

  

Purpose

1.       The purpose of this report is to seek adoption of the Manurewa Local Economic Development (ED) Action Plan (Attachment A).  The report outlines further minor amendments made to the local ED action plan since the local board workshop on 27 January 2015.  These changes reflect further feedback received from key stakeholders since the workshop.

Executive Summary

2.       The local ED action plan has been developed following consultation with a range of key stakeholders. Stakeholders have identified a number of challenges and opportunities within the Manurewa economy and these have helped shape the actions within the plan.

3.       Local boards have an important role to play in local economic development and provide useful input to regional economic development initiatives, where appropriate. Development of a local ED action plan provides a mechanism to identify local economic development issues and opportunities and identify and implement initiatives in response.

4.       The board is now being asked to adopt the Manurewa Local ED Action Plan and request that officers arrange a board workshop to review scopes for three projects identified in the action plan.  These projects form the commercial/economic workstream of the Manurewa Town Centre Initiative and have been developed jointly with Manurewa Business Association.  Officers will then seek approval of the year 1 (2015/16) Manurewa local ED programme.  Projects can only proceed if funds are allocated.

 

Recommendation/s

That the Manurewa Local Board:

a)      adopts the Manurewa Local Economic Development Action Plan (see attachment)

b)      requests that officers arrange a board workshop to review scopes for three projects identified in the action plan, that form the commercial/economic workstream of the Manurewa Town Centre Initiative (Actions 1.4, 1.5 and 1.6)

c)      requests that, following on from the workshop in b) above, officers seek local board approval of the proposed 2015/16 local ED programme by July 2015.

 

Comments

Background

 

5.       The Manurewa Local ED Action Plan supports the Auckland Plan, Auckland’s Economic Development Strategy (EDS) and the Manurewa Local Board Plan 2014.  It is structured into sections that align with the five priorities and cross cutting themes of the Auckland Economic Development Strategy:

·        grow a business friendly and well-functioning city

·        develop an innovation hub of the Asia-Pacific rim

·        be internationally connected and export driven

·        enhance investment in people to grow skills and a local workforce

·        develop a creative, vibrant international city.

 

6.       The plan will provide a framework that guides local actions in Manurewa for the next three to five years.  It provides a mechanism for the local board to engage with individuals and organisations delivering economic development initiatives and also the Manurewa business community. 

7.       The plan contains a set of priority actions for inclusion in future local board agreements and the next long term plan.  The action plan will form the basis of the annual local economic development work programme and will be reviewed annually to agree priorities for the forthcoming financial year.

Local economic development – the role of local boards

8.       Local boards have an important role to play in local economic development and provide useful input to regional economic development initiatives, where appropriate.  The prime role of local boards in economic development is to consider unique local conditions and determine how best to respond to local needs and opportunities. 

9.       Development of a local ED action plan provides a mechanism to identify local economic development issues and opportunities and identify and action initiatives in response.  It also captures relevant regional initiatives and how they relate to specific local circumstances.

10.     The Local Board cannot deliver the Manurewa Local ED Action Plan alone and will need to partner with key stakeholders from both the public and private sectors, to ensure effective delivery.

Consultation and feedback

11.     Consultation has been undertaken with the following key stakeholders: ATEED, Auckland Council organisation (Community Development Arts and Culture, Local Board Services, Planning South and City Transformation (BID team)), COMET Auckland, Auckland Transport, Counties Manukau Pacific Trust (Vodafone Events Centre), Manurewa Business Association, Wiri Business Association, Southmall and Ministry of Education.

12.     At the time of writing this report, there were one or two further stakeholder follow-up conversations outstanding, relating to the people and skills part of the plan.  This is not likely to result in further changes to the plan but any significant changes will be reported verbally at the board meeting.

13.     Feedback has been sought from stakeholders and has been positive.  The level of stakeholder engagement has been good with no significant changes requested.  The following amendments to the version seen by the local board at the 27 January workshop  have been made:

·    Introductory text:

Page 14 – Additional paragraph about including actions relating to The Southern Initiative (TSI), as part of a future yearly review of the action plan.  This is to allow time for TSI related actions to be confirmed, as part of the TSI review.

·    Action Plan (Appendix 1):

Actions 1.13 and 1.15 – Wiri Business Association and joint BID activity – minor wording changes to clarify that the Southern Business Market is a Wiri Business Association project

Action 5.4 – Counties Manukau Pacific Trust (Vodafone Events Centre and the new Wero development) – Following a meeting with the CEO of Counties Manukau Pacific Trust – strengthening of the wording around opportunities to continue to develop the relationship between the trust and Manurewa Local Board, through joint activities and advocacy.

Local Board views and implications

14.     The Manurewa Local Board has been kept up to date with the development of the Local ED Action Plan.  A previous draft was discussed at a meeting with the Chair and Deputy Chair on 17 December and at a board workshop on 27 January 2015.  The board endorsed feedback provided by the Chair and Deputy Chair at the 29th January meeting (resolution MR/2015/7).

Māori impact statement

15.     Action 6.1 of the local ED action plan outlines an approach to support the development of Māori economic development initiatives in Manurewa.  This action does not contain specific initiatives; rather it’s a signal for future dialogue between the board working in partnership with Māori, building on existing relationship between Māori and the Manurewa Local Board.

16.     Future initiatives as part of Action 6.1 could focus on:

·    How they can create positive outcomes for Māori across different well-beings (social, economic, environmental and cultural)

·    How treaty settlements and Iwi, as business investors can help with future prosperity of all communities in Manurewa.

Implementation

17.     The Action Plan will form the local economic development work programme for the local board.  The work programme includes suggested priority new projects for years 1 and 2 (2015/2016 and 2016/2017). This includes three projects identified in the action plan that form the commercial/economic workstream of the Manurewa Town Centre Initiative (Actions 1.4, 1.5 and 1.6).  Officers will workshop projects scopes for the three actions.  Following on from this workshop, officers will seek local board approval of the proposed 2015/2016 Local ED programme by July 2015.

18.     From 2016/2017 onwards, Auckland Council organisation’s Local Economic Development team will hold an annual planning workshop with the local board.  At the workshop there will be a review of the action plan, completed actions will be removed and new ones added.  The revised action plan will then be finalised as the local economic development work programme for that financial year.

 

Attachments

No.

Title

Page

aView

Manurewa Local Economic Development Action Plan

67

     

Signatories

Authors

Stephen  Cavanagh - Local Economic Development Adviser

Authorisers

Penny Pirrit - GM - Plans & Places

Rex Hewitt - Relationship Manager

 


Manurewa Local Board

09 April 2015

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Manurewa Local Economic Development Action Plan – V0.5 – March 2015

 

Creating economic growth and prosperity for Manurewa and Auckland

 
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Contents

Chair’s message  3

Setting the scene for growth  3

Economic Advantages and strengths  3

Challenges  5

Options for Action  5

Objectives and plan development process  5

Plan Development Process  6

Strategic context 6

Key strategic drivers  7

Strategic Initiatives Underway  8

Sub-regional context – Economic development in Auckland’s south  9

Plan Delivery – A partnership approach  10

  10

Priority New projects – 2015/16 (Year 1) and 2016/17 (Year 2) 10

Indicative year 1 projects  11

Indicative year 2 projects  12

ATEED   13

Yearly review, monitoring and work programme  14

Appendix 1 - Manurewa Local Economic Development Action Plan – 2015/16 – 2017/18 – V0.5 March 2015  15

Glossary/Key  29

 

 

 

 

Chair’s message

To follow

Angela Dalton

Chair – Manurewa Local Board

Setting the scene for growth

Economic Advantages and strengths

Manurewa has a significant and growing economic base, with a growth rate of 11.9 % in 2012, producing a GDP of $2.3 billion.  This was an acceleration of higher than average growth rate for the last ten years of 3.4% compared with an Auckland average of 3.0 per cent. Manufacturing is the dominant sector.

Manurewa has strategic advantages that position the area for future growth.  These include:

·      Excellent and improving transport links, including three motorway intersections, excellent road links north/south (SH1 and nearly-complete western ring road - SH1 Southern Corridor project commencing 2015 – three-laning and re-design of Takanini Interchange) and to Auckland Airport and three rail stations (with electric train services due in Autumn 2015)

·      Wiri, which is Manurewa’s main employment precinct, is one of Auckland’s premier modern industrial locations covering approximately 500 hectares and generates employment for over 7,400 people.  It has room to grow further with approximately 150 hectares undeveloped, including the former Wiri quarry (owned by Fletchers).  These sites will allow for both expansion of existing Wiri businesses and also new investment to Wiri

·      Manurewa Town Centre, which is the area’s second largest employment generator, has potential to increase its employment base through regeneration and to serve a growing future population through intensification identified in the Proposed Auckland Unitary Plan (PAUP).  In addition, Manurewa is one of ten proposed spatial prioritisation areas identified by council, to target investment (proposed Manurewa-Great South Road-Papakura Spatial Priority Area)

·      The Manurewa Town Centre Project, which has been led by the Manurewa Local Board, will provide a catalyst for continued regeneration and evolution of the Town Centre.  The project includes proposed improvements to the town centre streetscape, improved linkages to the rail station and towards the Botanical Gardens.  As part of the commercial/economic workstream, there are three projects, starting with the development of a town-centre value proposition and brand aiming to enhance the town centre’s status as the heart of a thriving community and act as catalyst for wider physical and community regeneration

·      Attractive to investment by large New Zealand and multi-national corporations, including Warehouse group (national logistics centre) Countdown ANDC (Auckland National Distribution Centre – 30,000 sq. m facility), George Weston Foods (UK parent company), Bluebird (PepsiCo) and Griffins (ETA) now owned by Universal Robina (Philippines)

·      Further housing planned at Manukau Golf Course (Papakura) and potential intensification around and to the west of Manurewa Town Centre, attracting new residents and increasing local spending power.  In addition, the development of Special Housing Area’s (SHAs), under the Auckland Council/central government Auckland Housing Accord, will add to new housing supply and attract new residents

·      Investment underway to improve the education, skills and career outcomes for Manurewa’s young people, including initiatives such as Youth Guarantee. Activities linked to the Southern Initiative will increasingly be focused on skills.  ATEED has also been working closely with the Southern Initiative office in the skills area

·      Manurewa is multi-cultural.  After Papakura, Manurewa has the highest proportion in Auckland of people of Māori ethnicity (25%) and a significant Pacific community (33%) and Asian population (20%).  It also has a young population with 27% under the age of 15

·      Excellent arts, sports, events and cultural facilities (Nathan Homestead and Vodafone Events Centre) and home to Auckland Botanical Gardens (regional park), with more than a million visitors every year from across the region, including events and festivals and the 216 hectare adjoining Totara Park (one of south Auckland premier parks).  There are excellent sports facilities at Manurewa Aquatic Centre, nearby Mountfort Park and Manurewa Netball Centre, making it a great place to live and visit.

Manurewa has strengths in a number of sectors that are export orientated and have the potential to grow further:

·      Food and beverage manufacturing – Manurewa has a strong manufacturing based economy making up 34% of GDP.  Food and beverage manufacturing is a key part and is home to a significant number of national and international manufacturing brands, mainly based in Wiri.  Key anchor companies include George Weston Foods, Griffins (ETA), Hellers, Delmaine, and Bluebird (PepsiCo).  There are also a number of smaller niche companies such as Punjas from Fiji, who sell and manufacture consumer goods throughout the south pacific, Nekta products, who manufacture a range of fruit juice, healthcare and dairy products and Mushroom R&D (NZ), which is the largest grower of exotic mushrooms in New Zealand (part of Alpha bio-nutrition company)

 

·      Niche manufacturing and paper products (including packaging) – There are number of niche manufacturers and also packaging manufacturers that are closely linked to south Auckland’s strengths in food manufacturing.  Key companies include Visy Board NZ (packaging), Orora (major Australian owned packaging manufacturer), Ullrich Aluminium (aluminium products manufacturer), Koppers Performance Chemicals (timber preservatives), Affco (tannery), Kiwi Steel (processing and suppliers of steel products) and Best Bars (tow bar and automotive accessories manufacturer).

Manurewa also has some of Auckland’s key industrial infrastructure.  This includes Port Of Auckland Limited’s (POAL) inland port.  The 15 hectare inland port is operated by POAL subsidiary company CONLINXX.  The facility offers road and rail services for import and export and includes full customs clearance.  This is a major benefit for logistics companies, manufacturers and distributors operating in Wiri and other south Auckland industrial hubs.  Wiri also hosts a major oil terminal operated by Wiri Oil Services Ltd. (owned by ExxonMobil, Z Energy, BP and Chevron).  The terminal is linked to Marsden Oil Refinery in Northland by pipeline and also Auckland Airport for aviation fuel.  Adjacent to the oil terminal is an LPG terminal operated by Liquigas.  This terminal is linked via a 5KM pipeline to a wharf on the Manukau harbour, where bulk LPG tankers offload to the depot via the pipeline.

Manurewa has a number of business networks, formal and informal.  It has two Business Improvement Districts (BIDs), one in Manurewa Town Centre (Manurewa Business Association) and one in Wiri industrial area (Wiri Business Association).  Both Wiri and Manurewa Business Associations work closely with Manukau Now (the BID supporting central Manukau businesses) on hosting events.  The three BIDs recently hosted a business networking breakfast at the Vodafone Events Centre, which included guest speakers from Vodafone Events Centre and MBIE (Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment). 

The Vodafone Events Centre, which is located within the Manurewa Local Board area, is operated and owned by Counties Manukau Pacific Trust on behalf of the community.  The centre hosts major national and international business events and exhibitions, as well as concerts, plays and community events. Over the last 10 years the centre has hosted, welcomed and entertained more than 2.2 million patrons, clients and guests.  As well as a business asset, the centre is a major community hub, delivering, for example the country’s largest free schools programme and is an official provider of the Ministry of Education’s Learning Experiences Outside the Classroom (LEOTC). The centre has now started on its $36 million second phase of its development, Wero, which when completed, will be a major business events, sporting, visitor and community based project developed over four stages.  This includes developing additional conference and convention facilities, to make the centre one of the best in New Zealand for under 700 delegates.   See Action 5.4 for further details.

Public sector agencies also provide employment in Manurewa and this includes Counties Manukau District Health Board, who operate a major community facility (Wiri Super Clinic) and Department of Corrections (various facilities in Wiri).

Challenges

Manurewa has great underlying economic strengths that will ensure that its economic growth continues but there are also some challenges around workforce, people and income:

·      Manurewa’s unemployment is significantly higher than the Auckland average, particularly in the 15-24 age group where over a quarter are unemployed

·      Median income ($58,790) is lower than the Auckland Average ($63,387)

·      Self-employment or business income (15%) is lower than the Auckland average (25%)

·      Higher proportion received government benefits (43%) compared to Auckland (27%)

·      NCEA Level 2 (foundation skills required for employment) rates for 18 year olds Manurewa (59%) is significantly lower than the Auckland average (78%), with young Māori and Pasifika learners achieving 46% and 59% respectively

·      Slightly larger proportion of low-skilled jobs in Manurewa (45%) compared with Auckland (40%) and a slightly smaller proportion of highly-skilled jobs (34% compared with 37%).

Whilst the above figures are of concern, they also represent a significant opportunity for action to address the skills and income issues, as well a significant pool of untapped potential for south Auckland’s growing industrial base and major national and internal investors that continue to locate in Manurewa and wider south Auckland.  The statistics also do not acknowledge work underway and significant achievements to date.  Addressing skills and employment issues will be a major focus for the Southern Initiative (TSI) as it refocuses efforts.

Options for Action

The Plan needs to include actions that address barriers to growth as well as seize opportunities.

Manurewa has significant potential to play its part in meeting regional economic growth, export and productivity targets.  For this to happen there needs to be:

·      an increased collaboration across public and private sectors, business associations and industry groups, particularly to address skills, youth employment and educational issues

·      a focus on ensuring that business precincts continue to attract and retain property and business investment, with a particular emphasis on Wiri, as Manurewa’s key business and employment area

·      continuation of a cross-council, cross agency collaborative effort to ensure that Manurewa Town Centre continues to flourish as the commercial and community heart of Manurewa

·      building on the work in the Town Centre, examine locally-driven options for intensification in Manurewa Town Centre fringe, providing guidance for future spatial planning work.

Objectives and plan development process

The objectives of this plan are to:

 

·      create a framework to guide local economic development actions for Manurewa local board area for 3-5 and up to 10 years

·      facilitate effective engagement between deliverers of economic development initiatives and Manurewa Local Board

·      provide a key mechanism for Manurewa Local Board to communicate with the Manurewa business community and residents, around the area’s economic development, future prosperity and wealth creation

·      provide a set of priority economic development actions and initiatives for inclusion in future local board agreements

·      develop scopes for projects approved for implementation as part of the Commercial/Economic Development Workstream of the Manurewa Town Centre Project. 

 

Plan Development Process

The plan development process has included:

Franklin Local Economic Development Action Plan

 
Strategic context

The Manurewa Local Economic Development Action Plan has been developed to complement and support Auckland Council’s key strategic documents and they include:

•       Auckland Plan

•       Auckland’s Economic Development Strategy (EDS)

•       Māori Responsiveness Framework

•       Manurewa Local Board Plan, 2014.

The plan also has regards to and takes direction from other national, regional and local plans and strategies, such as government’s Business Growth Agenda, ATEED’s plans (Visitor Strategy, Major Events Strategy and Business Growth and Competitiveness Framework – BG&C) and legacy strategies and plans, such as Manurewa Town Centre Concept Plan 2003 and Strategic Review 2009.  The 2003 and 2009 town centre plans provide useful background for the current town centre strategic initiative (see below).

The plan incorporates strategic initiatives underway in Manurewa including:

•               Manurewa Town Centre Development

•               Industrial South Integrated Business Precinct Plan, which includes Wiri

•               The Southern Initiative, which includes Manurewa.

Key strategic drivers

Auckland Plan

 

EDS

Manurewa Local Board Plan 2014

Māori Responsiveness Framework

Other Plans

·     Mayor’s Vision: the world’s most liveable city

 

·     Moving to a quality compact city

 

·     100% of school leavers with NCEA L2 by 2020, post-secondary school qualification by 2030

 

·     Outlines EDS priorities

 

·     Outlines priorities as part of the Southern Initiative

 

·     Identifies Manurewa Town Centre as a town centre

 

·     Recognises Wiri as a major business area.

·      grow a business friendly and well-functioning city

 

·      develop an innovation hub of the Asia-Pacific rim

 

·      be internationally connected and export driven

 

·      enhance investment in people to grow skills and a local workforce

 

·      develop a creative, vibrant international city

 

·      cross-cutting themes (various)

 

Auckland seeks on an annual basis:

 

·      6 per cent increase in exports

 

·      5 per cent rise in GDP

 

·      2 per cent productivity growth 

 

·      Manurewa has an attractive, prosperous town centre

 

·      Spaces and places that people use and enjoy

 

·      A healthy local economy

 

 

 

Proposed projects/initiatives:

 

·      Refresh the vision and redesign Manurewa Town Centre

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

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

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

·      Build a new performance arts centre for Manurewa

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

·      Implement a local economic development action plan

·      Support young people into positive pathways after leaving school

 

Drivers

 

·      Enable Te Tiriti o Waitangi

 

·      Fulfil Auckland Council’s statutory

 

·      Enable Māori outcomes

 

·      Value Te Ao Māori (Māori Worldview).

 

Goals

 

·      An empowered organisation – places emphasis on developing staff to enable the organisation’s ability to respond more effectively to Māori

 

·      Effective Māori participation in democracy - places emphasis on the council’s democratic structures and the decision-making processes

 

·      Strong Māori communities places emphasis on the council’s role in contributing to Māori well-being.

Government business growth agenda (BGA):

 

·      Ratio of exports to GDP to 40% by 2025 from 30% today, including Increasing value from tourism and growth of primary and manufactured exports

 

·      Build capital markets

 

·      Building innovation

 

ATEED’s strategies

 

·      Visitor strategy – increase value of visitor economy from $3.3 billion in 2010 to $7.2 billion in 2021 (revised target)

 

·      Major Events Strategy – sets a strategic framework – to develop Auckland as a global events destination

 

·      BG&C Framework – implementation of EDS to meet business growth targets

 

 

Strategic Initiatives Underway

·                      Manurewa Town Centre Project:

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·                      Industrial South Integrated Business Precinct Plan (draft September 2014):

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·                      The Southern Initiative:

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·                      Build on work done as part of the development of the Manurewa Town Centre Concept Plan 2003 and Strategic Review 2009.  Include a project steering team and workstreams as follows:

·                       

·     Commercial & Economic

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·     Design and appearance

·                       

·     Transport

·                       

·     Arts & Culture.

·                       

·                      Each workstream is at various stages of implementation and reports (now quarterly) to a project steering group.

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·                      The Integrated Business Precinct Plan (IBPP) provides a framework to support business and employment growth on zoned light and heavy industrial land located south of the Auckland CBD (includes Wiri). It seeks to support the growth and development of the industrial locations in a coordinated manner.

·                       

·                      The draft vision for the industrial south is as follows:

·                       

·                      “Auckland’s southern industrial locations will continue to be diverse, innovative and sustainable locations that provide opportunities to a local workforce, take advantage of transport connections to maximise trade and export opportunities and act as a key driver for the Southern Initiative and wider Auckland economy.”

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·                      The plan contains a series of key high level outcomes and actions.

·                       

·                      A 30 year project that aims to transform the four local board areas of Māngere-Otāhuhu, Ōtara-Paptoetoe, Manurewa and Papakura.

·                      Seven priority Southern Initiative priorities/work streams outlined in the Auckland Plan are:

·                       

1.             Support strong family attachment and early intervention for children before school

2.             A clear pathway and support for further education, training or employment for all young people leaving school

3.             An outstanding international gateway and destination area

4.             Economic development and jobs for young people

5.             Increased services and increased use of public transport

6.             Housing development in Mangere and Manurewa

7.             Sport and Recreation, art and culture.

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·                      Health and safety is embedded in all seven work streams.

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·                      The TSI is currently undertaking an operational review.  It is likely that the TSI will focus most efforts on priority 2. above, in partnership with key agencies such as ATEED and COMET Auckland, MSD and Ministry of Education.

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Sub-regional context – Economic development in Auckland’s south

Although the Manurewa Local ED Action Plan creates a framework to guide local economic development actions for Manurewa Local Board area, it’s important to remember that economic development operates across local board and municipal boundaries.  It is, therefore, important to consider the plan within a sub-regional context for south Auckland.  The sub-regional context is one of future urban intensification and consolidation, as the focus for new green field development shifts further south.  There are still significant employment generation and investment opportunities in south Auckland.  There is also now a clear mandate to tackle underlying issues of deprivation, youth unemployment and skills and educational under-achievement.  The diagram below captures Manurewa’s economic development within a sub-regional context:

Plan Delivery – A partnership approach

The Manurewa Local Economic Development Plan creates a framework to guide local economic development actions for Manurewa Local Board Area.  Its aim is to facilitate effective engagement between deliverers of economic development initiatives and the Manurewa Local Board.  The Manurewa Local Board has to work in partnership to enable effective implementation and will work with the following partners:


Priority New projects – 2015/16 (Year 1) and 2016/17 (Year 2)

A number of projects outlined in the Manurewa Local ED Action Plan are underway and are being implemented and funded.  Outlined below are new projects that are potentially deliverable in years 1 and 2.  A number of the projects outlined below are multi-year.  Year 1 projects form part of the local economic development work programme for 2015/16 (subject to Local Board approval).  Projects shown for year 2 (2016/17) are indicative only and require discussion/approval as part of yearly planning workshops (see below).

These projects could start with investment from Manurewa Local Board (and partners).  This will ensure that there is increased momentum on delivery early in the Plan period.  The projects are to be implemented sequentially and are linked.

 

Indicative year 1 projects

Manurewa Local Board will focus its efforts on delivery of the following new projects within 2015/16 (year 1) and will form part of the local economic development work programme for this year:

·      1.4 Develop a Manurewa Town Centre value proposition and brand that can be articulated to a range of audiences, in order to stimulate further investment and interest in Manurewa.

The work proposed will:

Develop the value proposition for Manurewa (what it will offer in terms of business and development opportunities, retail, leisure, community and public space and amenity in the next 5-10 years)

Develop a strategy for communicating this vision (branding, communication channels, targeting of messages to and engagement of relevant audiences - investors, developers, business owners, Manurewa residents and town centre users)

Develop concepts for a brochure, web presence and other collateral required to sell Manurewa, to enhance work already undertaken by  MBA and Southmalll

Presentation of the agreed vision and communications strategy to MBA, Local Board Southmall and other stakeholders.

This action is part of the Commercial and Economic Workstream of the Manurewa Town Centre Project.

·      1.10 Develop options around Manurewa Local Board’s vision for the development and redevelopment of the Manurewa Town Centre fringe area including:

 

Options for commercial intensification around the Manurewa Rail Station – utilising land in public sector ownership as a catalyst for future intensification  of the town centre fringe

Areas identified as Terrace Housing and Apartment Buildings in the PAUP

The use of environmentally-friendly treatment of storm water, working closely with Mana Whenua, for example the use of rain water gardens and ponds, which can also assist with amenity improvements.

This project should include a development feasibility appraisal, namely what the market is likely to be able to deliver now and in the future.  This will test the future vision against a developer viewpoint and outline any market interventions required to meet this vision.

This action will be a Manurewa Local Board led initiative.  It is envisaged that this project will help inform and shape any future spatial planning or work associated with the potential Manurewa-Great South Road-Papakura Spatial Priority Area.

·      1.14 Support pre-vote activities as part of the proposed expansion of the Wiri BID area.

This project will require close working between WBA, the local board, and Auckland Council’s organisation’s BID Team (working within a process outlined in the Auckland BID Policy). 

This project would need to include the follow pre-vote activities:

The development of a communication plan

BID collateral (new or refreshed)

Contracting a project manager to ‘sell in and create ‘buy-in’ for the BID programme and build towards a vote in favour

Host up to 3 public meetings.

·      4.1 Support the development of the Manurewa-Papakura Youth Guarantee Network to create visible and robust vocational pathways for young people.

Indicative year 2 projects

Manurewa Local Board will focus its efforts on delivery of the following new projects within 2016/17 (year 2) – subject to discussion/approval at yearly planning workshop:

·      1.14 and 4.1 (above) – continued from 2015/16

 

·      1.5 Develop an investment prospectus for Manurewa Town centre to generate enquiries from commercial tenants and commercial property investors/developers.

The prospectus will be used by MBA, Southmall and commercial property agents who are active in Manurewa Town Centre.  The pack will articulate the value proposition and reflect the brand developed as part of Action 1.4 above.

The pack should include the following:

 

Key facts about Manurewa Town Centre (including Southmall) such as retail mix (current and desired), services available

The benefits of being part of the Manurewa BID or Southmall tenant

Information about Manurewa Local Board’s priorities for the town centre and key messages about future growth aspirations.

Information to encourage landlord and developer interest (see Action 1.6).

 

This action is part of the Commercial and Economic Workstream of the Manurewa Town Centre Project.

·      1.6 Establish closer relationships with current and future landlords/property investors:

 

a)    Develop a programme to easily identify and engage with landlords/property investors, including:

Developing a mapped database of property owners

Establishing the feasibility of obtaining contact details via Council’s databases

Other methods to obtain further detailed information, including a focussed resource to increase the town centre landlord database held by MBA (currently at approximately 10%).

 

b)    Following on from a) above, establish a town centre commercial property landlord forum to provide a platform for dissemination of information between landlords/investors, MBA, Southmall, Manurewa Local Board and Auckland Council organisation. 

As part of this forum, develop focussed activities to engage landlords to highlight town centre growth and investment opportunities.

This action is part of the Commercial and Economic Workstream of the Manurewa Town Centre Project and will continue into Year 3 (2017/18) of the plan.


ATEED

ATEED’s existing activity and programme of work is broadly captured within the statement of intent (SOI), agreed with Auckland Council.

The SOI acknowledges that local boards are focused on a range of visitor, events and economic development related priorities and projects through local board plans. The SOI states that where these priorities can be aligned with ATEED’s regional economic growth and competitiveness framework[1] and vision to improve New Zealand’s economic prosperity by leading the successful transformation of Auckland’s economy, ATEED will commit to working with the Auckland Council organisation’s Local Economic Development team, Community Development Arts and Culture Group, other departments of Council and local boards on the delivery of these priorities. ATEED acknowledges that local boards have responsibilities regarding funding and delivering local economic development and local events.

ATEED’s key focus for Manurewa going forward is likely to be supporting projects as part of TSI priority 2, namely a clear pathway and support for further education, training or employment for all young people leaving school.  ATEED’s strategic framework is outlined below.

Yearly review, monitoring and work programme

This action plan forms the implementation and work programme for the local board to deliver on its economic development objectives. Each year Auckland Council organisation’s Local Economic Development team will hold a planning workshop with the Manurewa Local Board. At the workshop there will be a review of the action plan.  Completed actions will be removed and new actions added.  The action plan will then be finalised as the local economic development work programme for that financial year.

This process keeps the action plan current and relevant.  It also allows proposals for funding of local economic development projects for inclusion in the Local Board Agreement and Council’s Annual Plan. 

Additional actions relating to The Southern Initiative (TSI) will be included at a future annual review.  This will allow time for TSI work programmes to be confirmed, as part of the TSI review currently underway. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Appendix 1 - Manurewa Local Economic Development Action Plan – 2015/16 – 2017/18 – V0.5 March 2015

Ref.

Actions and initiatives

 

Interested parties

Timescale

Status

Outcome

1.     Grow a business-friendly and well-functioning city

1.1

Identify and list multi-national corporations (MNC’s) for inclusion in ATEED’s regional aftercare programme (Aroha Auckland).

 

ATEED’s Aroha Auckland programme helps make ensure Auckland’s multinational companies are supported by Council and encouraged to expand within the city.

 

ATEED (BA&I), AC (MPT), Manurewa LB

Ongoing

Underway

The regional aftercare (Aroha Auckland) programme assists in the retention and expansion of MNC’s with significant operations in Manurewa.

1.2

Support and promote the delivery of local business growth advice and assistance.

 

This is mainly delivered in Manurewa from ATEED’s southern office in Highbrook and includes:

 

·      Starting off right - seminars for new business owners and managers, covering the process of starting and planning a business, and other topics such as taxation and marketing

 

·      Business improvement clinics – where businesses can get one-one appointments with ATEED’s experienced business advisors.

ATEED (EG)

Ongoing

Underway

Businesses in Manurewa are connected to support available through ATEED

1.3

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Support the continuation of the Manurewa Town Centre Project Team and Steering Group, to enhance the vitality and viability of Manurewa Town Centre.  This project includes the following workstreams:

 

a)    Commercial & Economic – led by MBA – three key projects – see actions 1.4 – 1.6 below

 

b)    Design and appearance – advancing projects developed by Richard Knott Ltd, September 2014 – see action 1.7

 

c)     Transport – implementing three projects funded from the Local Board Transport Capital Fund – see action 1.8

d)    Arts & Culture – including events to activate the town centre and a future performing arts centre – see action 1.9.

 

Phase 1 of the Town centre Project, which involved monthly facilitated steering team and regular workstream meetings completed in November 2014.  Phase 2 of the project will be facilitated by Manurewa Local Board (Local Board Services) and include quarterly steering team meetings to monitor progress.

 

Manurewa LB & AC (LBS), MBA, Southmall, AT, AC (LED), CDAC (south), AC (Plan south)

Years 1 – 3

 

Underway

 

Projects that are part of individual workstreams will require further scoping and budget.

The continuation of the collaborative partnership will help to ensure effective delivery of actions developed as part of Phase 1 of the Town Centre Project.

1.4

Develop a Manurewa Town Centre value proposition and brand that can be articulated to a range of audiences, in order to stimulate further investment and interest in Manurewa.

 

The work proposed will:

 

·      Develop the value proposition for Manurewa (what it will offer in terms of business and development opportunities, retail, leisure, community and public space and amenity in the next 5-10 years)

 

·      Develop a strategy for communicating this vision (branding, communication channels, targeting of messages to and engagement of relevant audiences - investors, developers, business owners, Manurewa residents and town centre users)

 

·      Develop concepts for a brochure, web presence and other collateral required to sell Manurewa, to enhance work already undertaken by MBA and Southmall

 

·      Presentation of the agreed vision and communications strategy to MBA, Local Board Southmall and other stakeholders.

 

This action is part of the Commercial and Economic Workstream of the Manurewa Town Centre Project.

Manurewa LB, MBA, Southmall, AC (LED)

Year 1

Further scoping and budget required.

A clear vision will be developed for the town centre that is accessible and easy to promote - with clear messages able to be targeted to specific groups (investors, developers, business owners, Manurewa residents and town centre users.

 

This vision will enhance the town centre’s status as the heart of a thriving community.

1.5

Develop an investment prospectus for Manurewa Town centre to generate enquiries from commercial tenants and commercial property investors/developers.

 

The prospectus will be used by MBA, Southmall and commercial property agents, who are active in Manurewa Town Centre.  The pack will articulate the value proposition and reflect the brand developed as part of Action 1.4 above.

 

The pack should include the following:

 

·      Key facts about Manurewa Town Centre (including Southmall) such as retail mix (current and desired), services available

·      The benefits of being part of the Manurewa BID or Southmall tenant

·      Information about Manurewa Local Board’s priorities for the town centre and key messages about future growth aspirations.

·      Information to encourage landlord and developer interest (see Action 1.6 below).

 

This action is part of the Commercial and Economic Workstream of the Manurewa Town Centre Project.

MBA, Southmall,  Commercial property agents (active in Manurewa), AC (LED), Manurewa LB

Year 2

Further scoping and budget required.

MBA, Southmall and commercial property agents are able to attract tenants that both enhance and add to the town centre retail and services mix and provide landlords/developers/investors with confidence for future town centre growth.

1.6

Establish closer relationships with current and future landlords/property investors:

 

a)    Develop a programme to easily identify and engage with landlords/property investors, including:

Developing a mapped database of property owners

Establishing the feasibility of obtaining contact details via Council’s databases

Other methods to obtain further detailed information, including a focussed resource to increase the town centre landlord database held by MBA (currently at approximately 10%).

 

b)    Following on from a) above, establish a town centre commercial property landlord forum to provide a platform for dissemination of information between landlords/investors, MBA, Southmall, Manurewa Local Board and Auckland Council organisation. 

 

As part of this forum, develop focussed activities to engage landlords to highlight town centre growth and investment opportunities.

 

This action is part of the Commercial and Economic Workstream of the Manurewa Town Centre Project

MBA, Southmall, AC (LED), Manurewa LB

Years 2 - 3

Further scoping and budget required.

A collaborative partnership between MBA/Southmall and the property development and investment industry will help to ensure alignment between investment in the built environment and the Town Centre Project Team’s aspirations for the area.

 

Proactive engagement attracts interest and investment from property investors and landlords new to Manurewa.

1.7

Implement recommendations outlined in Project Options report developed by Richard Knott Limited, September 2014:

 

a)    Align the three transport workstream projects (see 1.8 below) with Project Options outlined above.

b)    As part of Phase 2 of the Town Centre Project team, consider:

how to implement other recommendations in the Project Options report

how the report will inform the development of the potential Manurewa-Great South Road-Papakura Spatial Priority Area.

 

This action is part of the Design & Appearance workstream of the Manurewa Town Centre Project.

Manurewa LB, AC (Plan south), MBA, Southmall, AT

Years 1 – 3 and 4 to 10

Further scoping and budget required

The work done as part of the Design & Appearance workstream is implemented and/or helps to inform future spatial planning work.

1.8

Implement Manurewa Town Centre transport improvements, using the Local Board Transport Capital Funding, including:

 

a)    Arts & Plants – pedestrian and cycle link from Manurewa Town Centre to Nathan Homestead, with a future proposed link to Auckland Botanical Gardens, after completion or as leverage of, NZTA’s Manurewa/Takanini intersection project.

 

b)    Pedestrian link – Great South Road to Manurewa Train station, including improvements to signage and amenity in Southmall (internal and external areas).

 

c)     Pedestrian safety and amenity improvements along Great South Road, including crossing and intersection improvements and landscaped build outs.

 

This action is part of the Transport workstream of the Manurewa Town Centre Project and will be reported under AT work programmes.

 

 

Manurewa Local Board, AT, MBA, Southmall

Years 1-2

Initial concepts developed.

 

Detailed scoping and final funding to be agreed.

Town centre transport improvement projects improve the safety and amenity of Manurewa Town Centre and key linkages. 

 

Improvements add to the vitality and viability of the town centre.

1.9

Develop options to establish a performing arts centre in Manurewa Town Centre, including site options, needs analysis, funding and operator models.

 

This action is part of the Arts & Culture workstream of the Manurewa Town Centre Project.

Manurewa Local Board CDAC (south), MBA

Years 1 -3

Further scoping and budget required

A town centre-based performing arts facility will help meet community performance arts need and act as a driver for town centre visitation.

1.10

Develop options around Manurewa Local Board’s vision for the development and redevelopment of the Manurewa Town Centre fringe area including:

 

·      Options for commercial intensification around the Manurewa Rail Station – utilising land in public sector ownership as a catalyst for future intensification  of the town centre fringe

·      Areas identified as Terrace Housing and Apartment Buildings in the PAUP

·      The use of environmentally-friendly treatment of storm water, working closely with Mana Whenua, for example the use of rain water gardens and ponds, which can also assist with amenity improvements.

 

This project should include a development feasibility appraisal, namely what the market is likely to be able to deliver now and in the future.  This will test the future vision against a developer viewpoint and outline any market interventions required to meet this vision.

 

This action will be a Manurewa Local Board led initiative.  It is envisaged that this project will help inform and shape any future spatial planning or work associated with the potential Manurewa-Great South Road-Papakura Spatial Priority Area.

 

Manurewa Local Board, Mana Whenua,     AC (Plan south), ACPL, KiwiRail AC (Storm water), Housing New Zealand, AT

Years 1 - 2

Further scoping and budget required

The vision for the future urban intensification of Manurewa Town Centre fringe is developed from a bottom-up approach that will inform and shape future spatial planning.

1.11

Advocate for timely roll-out of a future Manurewa-Great South Road-Papakura Spatial Priority Area.

 

Advocate for this work to consider and be informed by the Manurewa Town Centre project (Action 1.3) and town centre fringe (Action 1.10).

 

The development of Spatial Priority Areas is a part of a new approach to urban spatial planning being proposed as part of the Council’s draft 2015-2025 Long Term Plan (LTP).  Any decision on whether and when to establish a spatial priority area covering Manurewa, will not be known until after the LTP is approved in June 2015.

 

Manurewa LB, Papakura LB, AC (Plan south), MBA

Years 2 – 3 and 4 - 10

Not started

Any future spatial planning covering Manurewa is brought forward.  Work led by the Manurewa Local Board on the Town Centre project and potential Town Centre fringe project informs future spatial planning activity.

 

1.12

Support for BID partnership programmes and activities in Manurewa Town Centre, outlined in the Manurewa Business Association Strategic Plan 2014 - 2019 including:

 

·      Strong business association:

 

Growing the capability and capacity of the association through investment in the capabilities of the committee and staff

Investment in town centre website, events and social media to be seen as the go to organisation by businesses and the community on Manurewa Town Centre.

 

·      Vibrant town centre:

 

Establish an ideal retail mix and promote that mix through leasing agents and landlords

Establish a strategic alliance with Southmall, including a shared vision

Proactively work with landlords, businesses, Manurewa Local Board to improve design, appearance of the physical environment and amenity and improve connectivity to and within the town centre.

 

·      Safe and secure:

 

Support the continuation of successful crime prevention programmes already in place

Take a zero tolerance to graffiti

Conduct surveys to monitor perceptions of crime and safety amongst customers and business operators.

 

 

·      Advocacy and promotion:

 

Develop and implement advocacy and promotion plans in close collaboration with key stakeholder

Ensure that MBA and town centre is actively promoted and there is use and awareness of the MBA brand.

 

MBA, Southmall, AC (BID team), Manurewa LB

Ongoing

Underway

Collaborative promotion, delivery and advocacy activities continue to enhance business vitality in Manurewa Town Centre.

1.13

Support for BID partnership programmes and activities in Wiri industrial area, outlined in the Wiri Business Association Strategic Plan 2014 - 2019 including:

 

·      Governance and Leadership:

 

Expansion of the BID area  (see Action 1.14)

Growing the capability and capacity of the association through investment in the capabilities of the committee and staff

Advocacy for the Wiri area.

 

·      Supporting business:

 

Continuation of successful crime prevention and graffiti removal programmes already underway

Invest in Wiri Business Association website, social media, advocacy, relationship building and events (such as the Southern Business Market) and be seen as the go to organisation by businesses and the community on Wiri.

 

·      Enhancing environment – economic, physical and social:

 

Encouraging good building design and security built in from day 1 (CPTED)

Advocating for quality footpaths, roads and public transport

Supporting the removal of rubbish, prevention of dumping and landscaping of public realm

PAUP involvement and submissions

An active partnership with ATEED

Supporting community events to raise profile

Exploring training relationships with local secondary schools, AUT and MIT.

 

WBA, AC (BID team), Manurewa LB, ATEED (EG), AT

Ongoing

Underway

Collaborative promotion, delivery and advocacy activities continue to enhance business vitality in Wiri industrial area.

1.14

Support pre-vote activities as part of the proposed expansion of the Wiri BID area.

 

This project will require close working between WBA, the local board, and Auckland Council’s organisation’s BID Team (working within a process outlined in the Auckland BID Policy). 

 

This project would need to include the following pre-vote activities:

 

·      The development of a communication plan

·      BID collateral (new or refreshed)

·      Contracting a project manager to ‘sell in and create ‘buy-in’ for the BID programme and build towards a vote in favour

·      Host up to 3 public meetings

·      Undertake a postal ballot of all eligible voters.

 

The BID vote would need to be undertaken before the end of April of the financial year of the planned BID commencement, namely before April 2017 for 2017/18 (1 July 2017).  This process cannot be rushed, although it’s important to set realistic timescales in order to avoid project drift.

 

The current area covered by WBA (which was established in 2006) covers only approximately one third of the 500 hectare site.  The BID does not cover many of the large national and international companies that have established within the newer industrial developments.

Manurewa Local Board, WBA, AC (BID team, AC (LED)

Years 1 - 3

Further scoping and budget required

Local board support provides the resources required to ensure the best chances of securing a successful outcome with the “vote yes”/marketing campaign and polling, required to achieve BID expansion.

1.15

Support and encourage shared services and activities between MBA, WBA and other BID areas in south Auckland and continuation of activities underway, including:

 

·      Annual business networking breakfast

·      Other events where relevant

·      Explore shared services for other BID operational areas. 

 

WBA, MBA, Manukau Now, GETBA, Manurewa LB, AC (BID team)

Ongoing

Underway

Shared services and shared event development help to provide scale, save time and money for BID members and improved strategic relationships.

1.16

Develop and implement the Industrial South Integrated Business Precinct Plan (IBPP) providing a framework to support business and employment growth on zoned light and heavy industrial land located south of the Auckland CBD (including Wiri).

 

The plan seeks to support the growth and development of the industrial locations in a coordinated manner.

 

AC (LED), WBA

Ongoing

Underway

The plan will provide a series of high-level actions that will address the issues and opportunities identified within the industrial south business precincts, including Wiri.

1.17

Support safety and security initiatives in Manurewa Local Board area including:

 

·      Manurewa Police teams

·      Community Crimewatch Patrol, across the area

·      Māori Wardens.

 

 

CDAC (south), NZ Police (Manurewa), Manurewa Community Crimewatch Patrol, Māori Wardens

Ongoing

Underway

The programmes help to address the fear of crime and help to establish a welcoming and safe environment in key business locations, such as Wiri and Manurewa Town Centre.

2.     Develop an innovation hub of the Asia-Pacific Rim - Supporting innovative firms to grow in Manurewa

2.1

Deliver and promote the Regional Partner Programme (RPP) within Manurewa Local Board area.

ATEED (EG)

Ongoing

Underway

Businesses in Manurewa are connected to support available through the RPP Programme in partnership with NZTE and Callaghan Innovation.

 

2.2

Promote the Young Enterprise Scheme (YES) to Manurewa secondary schools to encourage their participation in the YES programme.

 

Manurewa High School participated in YES in 2014.

 

Manurewa LB, ATEED(EG)

Ongoing

Underway

Entrepreneurship in Manurewa is fostered at an early age through Manurewa secondary school participation

2.3

Promote the business mentors programme locally to maximise the participation of local companies.

 

 

 

 

Chamber of Commerce,

Business Mentors NZ, ATEED (EG)

Ongoing

Underway

Businesses in Manurewa have access to mentors to help them to overcome barriers to and seize opportunities for business growth.

2.4

Ensure that Manurewa’s food manufacturing companies are aware of the benefits of using the FOODBOWL and wider food innovation network (NZFIN).

The FOODBOWL is an open access facility operated by NZ Food Innovation Auckland, part of the NZ Food Innovation Network; a national network of science and technology resources created to support the growth of Food & Beverage businesses, by providing both facilities and expertise. The FOODBOWL was designed as a facility where companies can produce commercial runs of new products for trial marketing and hence capitalise on both domestic and export opportunities.

 

Foodbowl, NZ Food Innovation Network, ATEED (EG), Callaghan Innovation, WBA

 

 

Manurewa’s food and beverage companies have access to state-of-the art new product R&D and trial facilities and expertise to help with domestic and export market development and certification.

3.     Become internationally connected and export-driven

3.1

Through delivery of the Regional Partner Programme, link Manurewa based businesses, who are beginning or further developing their export journey, to the export development services offered by NZTE.

 

This includes working in partnership with other agencies, for example, NZFIN and the FOODBOWL (see Action 2.4) above.

 

ATEED (EG), NZTE

Ongoing

Underway

Manurewa based businesses are able to access support to establish and further develop export markets.

4.     Enhance investment in people to grow skills and a local workforce – developing opportunities for Manurewa’s young people

4.1

Support the development of the Manurewa-Papakura Youth Guarantee Network, to create visible and robust vocational pathways for young people, including:

 

·      Better transitions and connections with industries/employers/tertiary

·      Ensuring that Vocational Pathways are relevant for learners and ensuring that links are sustainable

·      Provide effective mentoring

·      Better connection with families and wider communities

·      Linking in with local boards local economic development action plans

·      Knowing and understanding what learners need and want to happen

·      Being clear on the role of everyone in the Network to ensure there is transparency and that actions that are taken do benefit learners in the community.

 

The Manurewa-Papakura Network was formed in November 2014 and includes a Governance (led by a Chair and Deputy) and Operations Group.  A strategic plan is now been developed, which will form the strategic direction and activities of the network going forward.

 

Ministry of Education, Manurewa and Papakura secondary schools, MIT, ITOs, other educational providers, Manurewa Local Board, Papakura Local Board

Ongoing

Underway

The Network reduces NEETs (Not In Education Employment or Training) and creates brighter futures for young people.

4.2

Develop skills, workforce and training initiatives and actions, guided by and as part of Auckland Council’s Southern Initiative (TSI) project, the Mayor’s Youth Traction Hub and ATEED’s Skills and Employment Team, including programmes underway:

 

a)    MIT/SI cadetship programme

b)    Enhancing Māori and Pasifika trades-training provision

c)     Employers’ pledges – working with top 50 employers to unlock job opportunities for young people.

 

Develop new programmes, potentially to be implemented across the TSI area, including:

 

d)    Driver Licence initiative - scope a business sponsorship or pledge to help young people gain their licence. The initiative would complement or extend existing driver licence schemes. A driver licence initiative would relate to schools, PTEs and business.

e)    Mentoring – for young employees who are in work but who need support.  Consider a community based mentoring approach.

f)     Establish a “no wrong door” platform and service delivery approach that bridges schools, PTEs, business associations and employers, Gateway and the Youth Guarantee Network:

High quality information is provided and available amongst partners

Service delivery is based on key partner relationships and trust

Employers could offer support funding/sponsorship, leadership, mentoring and advice, Gateway placements, work experience, part time work, and full time jobs.

School, tertiaries and PTEs could indicate their requirements e.g. for work placements.

 

g)    Reach out to influence work attitudes of young people through community leaders.

AC (TSI), CDAC (south), COMET Auckland, ATEED (EG) MIT, Ministry of Education, MSD,TSI based businesses, charitable groups (training and education), Manurewa LB, WBA, MBA

Years 1–3 and 4-10

Underway

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

New projects require scoping and further budget.

Collaborative planning and implementation of workforce and training initiatives starts a transformative change for employment opportunities for Manurewa’s young people.

4.3

Support for COMET Auckland’s collaborative activities for advancing education and skills development in Auckland and specific activity in TSI area Manurewa, including:

 

·      Implementation of the Māori Education Plan and formation of the Tamaki Makarau Māori Education Forum

·      Employability passport – providing soft skills greatly valued by employers.

 

COMET Auckland and partners

Ongoing

Underway

Regional and Manurewa based collaborative initiatives help to achieve the vision of accelerating prospects for Aucklanders through education.

4.4

Support the provision of financial and foundation literacy programmes including:

 

·      Financial literacy for Māori (Renwick Park)

·      Work-based financial literacy programmes and pilots (e.g. Wiri Warehouse group logistic centre example)

·      Foundational literacy programmes provided by the Solomon Group.

 

Commission for Financial literacy and Retirement Income, Solomon Group,

COMET Auckland

Ongoing

Underway

Financial and foundation literacy are developed as part of the fundamental skills required to be effective in employment.  Financial skills help to achieve a work-life-balance, through income and expenditure prioritisation.

5.     Develop a vibrant, creative international city – support the development of Manurewa’s cultural, visitor and sporting assets

5.1

Provide advice on the development of local tourism marketing material.

 

Manurewa’s tourism “offer” will be enhanced by the development of the new Wero facility at Vodafone Events Centre (see Action 5.4).  The offer also includes Auckland Botanical Gardens and the adjoining Totara Park.  The Botanical Gardens has an increasing portfolio of events that attract visitors to Manurewa and Manurewa Town Centre.

 

ATEED (tourism), Manurewa operators, Auckland Botanical Gardens, MBA, Counties Manukau Pacific Trust

Ongoing

Underway

Local tourism operators have access to regional and international best practice in developing marketing material and collateral.

 

Manurewa Town Centre businesses successfully leverage events  undertaken at

5.2

Profile local areas through a range of channels including aucklandnz.com official visitor guide and regional maps.

ATEED

(tourism)

Ongoing

Underway

Providing access to channels to market for the area’s tourism offer.

5.3

Seek opportunities to leverage the World Masters Games 2017 (Canoe Slalom at Wero, Vodafone Events Centre) within the Manurewa Local Board area.

WMG Ltd 2017, ATEED (Events), Manurewa Local Board, Counties Manukau Pacific Trust

Years 2 -3

Further scoping required

Major nationally and internationally significant events provide local benefits and legacy.

5.4

a)    Support the continued work undertaken by The Vodafone Events Centre in visitor attraction, event hosting and development, business and industry development and networking and community development. 

 

b)    Look at opportunities to continue to develop the relationship between the centre and Manurewa Local Board, through joint activities and advocacy.  For example, the potential to work together on the development of a needs analysis to attract a hotel developer to the site.

 

The centre is owned and operated by Counties Manukau Pacific Trust on behalf of the community.  The centre hosts major national and international business events and exhibitions, as well as concerts, plays and community events.  As well as a business asset, the centre is a major community hub.  It has a formal relationship with AUT University, which will facilitate the expansion of the centre’s schools programme and assist with providing young people in the area with gateways into tertiary education.

 

The centre has now started on the $36 million second phase of its development, Wero, which will be developed over four stages:

 

Stage 1: Function Centre ($6 million investment), attached to the current events centre; River Rush, an artificial Grade 4 white water river for recreational rafters and kayakers attracting international events (including the 2017 World Master Games – See Action 5.3) and the Tamariki River is a Grade 1 to 2 water course for school group use for an introduction to rafting and kayaking.

 

Stage 2: Kayak Centre Building, includes changing rooms with storage space along with a retail outlet for souvenirs and outdoor equipment.

 

Stage 3: Body Odyssey Exhibition, Art Gallery and Café, and Office plus Classroom Spaces.  Body Odyssey was an interactive exhibition of the human body developed by Te Papa and the Children’s Museum of Manhattan hosted at Vodafone in 2005.

 

Stage 4: The Arrival, an interactive high tech visual display telling the Polynesian story of journey.

 

Wero will significantly increase the inward visitor and recreational spend in the area.  It has significant leverage opportunities, such as expansion of the centre’s youth education programme and attracting education and training expenditure e.g. emergency services training.  It will also provide a lasting legacy for the Manurewa area.

 

Counties Manukau Pacific Trust, Manurewa LB, ATEED (EG, events and tourism)

Ongoing

Underway

The Vodafone Events Centre continues its work and its status as an iconic and increasingly important part of Manurewa’s and south Auckland’s economic development and community infrastructure.

5.5

Support, promote and ensure optimum usage of Manurewa’s cultural, arts, performing arts and competitive sporting assets, including:

 

·      Nathan Homestead – performance and community arts

·      Facilities at Mountfort Park, including Manurewa Aquatic Centre and Manurewa Sports Centre

·      Totara Park – Mountain biking, walks, tennis, swimming

·      Netball Manurewa.

Manurewa LB, CDAC(south),  facility operators, Manurewa Community Facilities Charitable Trust

Ongoing

Underway

Manurewa’s cultural, arts, performing arts and competitive sporting facilities continue to enhance the area’s liveability and attract visitors from surrounding areas and wider.

 

Usage of cultural, arts and sporting facilities is optimised.

6.     Cross-cutting EDS themes

Facilitating an Iwi/ Māori economic powerhouse

6.1

Support the development of Māori economic development initiatives in Manurewa.  This could focus on:

 

·      How actions can create positive outcomes for Māori across different well-beings (social, economic, environmental and cultural)

·      How treaty settlements and Iwi as business investors can help with future prosperity of all communities in Manurewa.

 

This involves developing actions and initiatives in partnership with Māori.  This action will look to build on existing relationships between Māori and Manurewa Local Board and ensure that a “Māori lens” is applied across other actions in the Manurewa Local ED Action Plan.

It is important that, in developing actions as part of 6.1, there is consideration of Māori now and in the future.  Namely, what effect treaty settlements will have on Iwi business interests?  It is anticipated that there will be a number of $1billion+ Iwi trusts in Auckland by 2040 and this represents a significant opportunity for Manurewa.

Mana Whenua, other Manurewa Māori Manurewa LB

Years 1 - 3  and 4 - 10

Further scoping and budget required

The economic prosperity of Māori is greatly enhanced and is a key driver in Manurewa’s economic growth.

Creating a Sustainable Eco-economy

6.2

Advocate for the use of environmentally-friendly treatment of storm water, as part of any future significant development or redevelopment or significant Council-funded capital projects.

 

This action requires working closely with Mana Whenua.  Examples include the use of rain water gardens and ponds, which can also assist with amenity improvements.

Manurewa Local Board, Mana Whenua, AC (Stormwater), AT

Years 1 - 3  and 4 - 10

To be included as part of local board consultation on major development and capital works projects

Environmental effects from pollutants found in stormwater run-off are reduced.

6.3

Advocate for businesses to develop sustainable business practices and environmentally responsible profit.

 

This action requires working closely with organisations such as Sustainable Business Network (SBN) and Auckland Council EcoBiz service.

SBN, AC (EcoBiz), Manurewa Local Board

Years 1 - 3  and 4 - 10

Further scoping required

Businesses succeed through becoming more sustainable and focus on developing socially and environmentally responsible profit.

 


 

Glossary/Key

Abbreviation/term/colour

Description

 

Manurewa Local ED Action Plan

Manurewa Local Economic Development Action Plan (this plan)

AC (Plan south)

Auckland Council’s planning team south

AC (LED)

Auckland Council’s Local Economic Development team, Economic Development Department

AC (CTP)

Auckland Council’s City Transformation Project team

AC (TSI)

Auckland Council’s Southern Initiative team

AC (MPT)

Auckland Council’s Major Projects Team

AC (LBS)

Auckland Council’s Local Board Services team (Manurewa)

AC (Stormwater)

Auckland Council’s stormwater team

AC (EcoBiz)

Auckland Council’s EcoBiz Team - The EcoBiz Advisor Service is a free service and provides businesses with independent advice on integrating sustainability into their practices.

CDAC (south)

Auckland Council’s Community Development Arts and Culture Department, south team

ATEED (BA&I)

ATEED’s Business Attraction and Investment team

ATEED (EG)

ATEED’s Economic Growth team

ATEED (Tourism)

ATEED’s tourism team

ATEED (Events)

ATEED’s major events Team

AT

Auckland Transport

ACPL

Auckland Council Property Ltd

Business Mentors NZ

Business Mentors New Zealand (NZ) is the leading business mentoring service provider to the SME (small to medium-sized enterprise) sector in New Zealand.

MBA

Manurewa Business Association supported by BID (business improvement district) targeted rate, as part of Auckland’s BID Policy

Southmall

Manurewa’s main shopping centre and one of New Zealand’s first covered malls.  The mall is in multi-titles with a body corporate entity to provide common area services, marketing and promotion and advocacy.  The mall is not part of the Manurewa BID area but increasingly works closely with MBA.

WBA

Wiri Business Association, representing Wiri businesses, supported by BID (business improvement district) targeted rate, as part of Auckland’s BID Policy

MBIE

MBIE’s (Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment’s) purpose is to grow New Zealand for all by helping businesses to become more productive and internationally competitive, and by increasing opportunities for all New Zealanders to contribute to the economy.

COMET Auckland

Charitable Trust and Council Controlled Organisation set up to enhance Auckland’s skills and education.

ITO

Industry Training Organisation

Manurewa LB

Manurewa Local Board

MIT

Manukau Institute of Technology

AUT University

Auckland University of Technology

Manurewa Community Facilities Charitable Trust

Operates the Manurewa Sports Centre in Mountfort Park

Counties Manukau Pacific Trust

Owns and operates Vodafone Events Centre

SBN

Sustainable Business Network

NZ Police (Manurewa)

Initiatives and services provided by Manurewa police station, Counties Manukau policing division

NZTE

New Zealand Trade and Enterprise (NZTE) is New Zealand's international business development agency. NZTE’s role is to help New Zealand businesses grow in international markets.

Callaghan Innovation

Callaghan Innovation connect businesses with research organisations across the innovation system: offering the expertise and facilities they need; operating their own research and technology laboratories and specialist equipment; and managing more than $140 million a year in government funding and grants to support business innovation and capability building.

Youth Guarantee

This is a new approach to secondary education curriculum development and its linkages to tertiary provision.  It enables students to achieve qualifications and skills that are valued by employers; create a learning pathway that leads to further education and work and identify where the jobs are and plan how to get there.  This programme has been developed collaboratively by Ministry of Education, education providers, industry groups and individual businesses in local areas.  Manurewa High School has adopted the Youth Guarantee scheme.

 


Manurewa Local Board

09 April 2015

 

 

Developing the Empowered Communities Approach

 

File No.: CP2015/04952

 

  

Purpose

1.       This report provides an overview of the Empowered Communities Approach (ECA), including local board involvement in developing the approach.

Executive Summary

2.       The Mayor’s Proposal for the Long Term Plan 2015-2025 (LTP) includes developing a more empowered community approach to the work of Auckland Council. The proposed changes are:

·    to transition delivery to a more empowered community approach.

·    to move away from direct delivery (and therefore save overheads) and fund community groups to deliver more.

·    for local boards to play a much more active role by allocating more funding through them.

3.       The purpose of the Empowered Communities Approach (ECA) is to develop a new, more effective and empowering approach to the way council delivers services and supports community activities.  The ECA will establish a new operating model for the Community Development and Safety (CDS) unit which will shift its service delivery to have a greater focus on local and community empowerment, with a view to embedding this way of working across council departments and council- controlled organisations.

4.       A reduction in the cost to deliver community development over time is expected, starting with savings in the 2015/2016 financial year.

5.       A political advisory group (PAG) has been established to provide strategic advice and guidance as staff develop the ECA.  Discussion has centred on what empowered communities look like, and what shifts are required within council to support them. The PAG meeting in March endorsed the proposed approach.  PAG feedback included the importance of meeting local needs, rather than a ‘one size fits all’ approach.  Two further PAG meetings will be held on 16 April and 4 May.

6.       An engagement programme with local boards is underway.  Key steps in this are:

·    two chairs and portfolio holder workshops.

·    individual board workshops in April.

·    a report to local board business meetings in May/ early June.

The final empowered communities approach and the CDS operational model will be reported to the Regional Strategy and Policy Committee for endorsement in June 2015, for implementation in July-December.

7.       A targeted programme of community engagement is underway.

 

Recommendation/s

That the Manurewa Local Board:

a)      receives the Developing the Empowered Communities Approach report.

b)      where required by the timing of the existing business meeting, the local board either delegate, hold an extraordinary meeting or accept a late report so that the board can provide formal feedback during the period 5 May – 3 June.

 

Comments

Background

8.       The Mayor’s Proposal for the Long Term Plan 2015-2025 (LTP) includes developing a more empowered community approach to the work of Auckland Council. The proposed changes to the community development function are:

·    to transition delivery to a more empowered community approach.

·    to move away from direct delivery (and therefore save overheads) and fund community groups to deliver more.

·    for local boards to play a much more active role by allocating more funding through them.

9.       The purpose of the Empowered Communities Approach (ECA) is to develop a new, more effective and empowering approach to the way council delivers services and supports community activities. The ECAP will establish a new operating model for the Community Development and Safety (CDS) unit which will shift its service delivery to have a greater focus on local and community empowerment, with a view to embedding this way of working across the council family.

10.     A reduction in the cost to deliver community development over time is expected, starting with savings in the 2015/2016 financial year.

11.     A political advisory group (PAG) has been established to provide strategic advice and guidance as staff develop the empowered communities approach. Discussion has centred on what empowered communities look like, and what shifts are required within council to support them.

Political Advisory Group

12.     A Political Advisory Group (PAG) has been established to provide strategic advice and guidance to staff during the development of the empowered communities approach.  Membership of the PAG includes the Mayor, six local board members (Andrew Baker, Efeso Collins, Kay McIntyre, Vanessa Neeson, Peter Haynes, Julia Parfitt), five governing body members (Cathy Casey, Linda Cooper, George Wood, Alf Filipaina, Penny Hulse) and a representative from the Independent Māori Statutory Board (Karen Wilson). 

13.     At their meeting on 6 March 2015 the PAG endorsed the proposed approach.  The key points discussed were:

·    ‘Empowered Communities: Enabling Council’: The approach is underpinned by a two-way relationship between council and the community; leading to improved outcomes for Auckland.

·    Describing empowered communities: an empowered community is one where individuals, whanau and communities have the power and ability to influence decisions, take action and make change happen in their lives and communities. This includes communities of place, interest and identity.

·    How to support community empowerment: community empowerment is about providing real opportunities for people to participate and fostering the conditions that support this. An empowered communities approach is a ‘way of working’ that empowers people to play a more active role in the decisions that affect their communities.

14.     Working in a way that empowers communities requires ‘whole of council’ shifts to:

·    provide a gateway / portal into council resources and information.

·    provide more support for local boards and other areas of council to work together in joined-up ways with local communities.

·    facilitate and embed the empowered communities approach across council.

·    develop and implement creative new engagement and participation practices.

·    support the devolution of resources / functions / control to communities.

15.     Other key feedback from the PAG included:

·    the model should involve high trust between council and the community and be based on building good relationships.

·    the path Māori have been on provides an example for the ECA, which should draw from the Māori Responsiveness Framework.

·    one size does not fit all and the model may look different across different activities of council and in different communities, reflecting the make-up of those communities and their capability and capacity.

·    all parts of council need to work collaboratively to make this work. This should include the council-controlled organisations (CCOs).

·    capacity building is important and there need to be examples of how to do this effectively.

·    recognition that embedding this approach will take time.

16.     Staff will report back to the PAG on 16 April with the following:

·    revised approach.

·    the proposed operating model for the CDS unit.

·    supporting tools.

·    budget and implementation implications.

ECA timeline

17.     The key milestones are shown in the table below.

Stage

 

Date

Purpose

Local board business meetings

 

15-23 April

Context setting report

Political Advisory Group

 

16 April

Provide strategic advice on revised approach and proposed CDS model of operation

 

Chairs and portfolio holders workshop

20 April

Wider discussion of material presented at PAG

 

Local board workshops

21 April – 1 May

Discussion by individual boards

 

Political Advisory Group

 

4 May

Provide strategic advice on revised CDS model of operation

 

Local board business meetings

 

5 May – 3 June

Formal resolutions on proposal

Budget Committee

 

7-8 May

LTP budget decisions including CDS budget for 2015/2016

Regional Strategy and Policy Committee

4 June

Endorse ECA and the CDS operational model

 

Implementation

 

July - December

 

 

18.     For some local boards, the timing of the May-June local board business meetings may require the local board to either delegate, hold an extraordinary meeting or accept a late report so that the board can provide formal feedback during the period 5 May – 3 June.

Consultation and engagement

19.     Engagement with community stakeholders is ongoing, with initial feedback workshops held in March across the region. At the workshops, staff explored with participants what capabilities and ideas for empowering communities, equity issues and activities the community see themselves as best delivering. Engagement was sought on what is best kept as council core functions in relation to community development and safety.

20.     Internal staff consultation is ongoing as the approach is developed. A number of workshops have been held with staff from all departments in the operations division in the first instance.

Consideration

Local Board views and implications

21.     The empowered community approach aims to provide a much more active role for local boards in community development.

22.     ECA builds on the strong focus on community led planning and development in the Local Board Plans 2014.

23.     Local boards views will be sought through the process outlined above.

Māori impact statement

24.     The ECAP has the potential to impact on Māori over time. Engagement with mataawaka and mana whenua will be undertaken during the engagement phase to enable staff to understand potential impacts.

25.     A representative from the Independent Māori Statutory Board sits on the PAG.

Implementation

26.     The model will be implemented in CDS in 2015/2016. The approach will be rolled out across the whole of council over time.

 

Attachments

There are no attachments for this report.     

Signatories

Authors

Helen Dodd, Strategic Advisor, Local Board Services

Authorisers

Karen Lyons - Manager Local Board Services

Rex Hewitt - Relationship Manager

 


Manurewa Local Board

09 April 2015

 

 

Local Government New Zealand (LGNZ) conference and Annual General Meeting (AGM) 2015

 

File No.: CP2015/03614

 

  

Purpose

1.       This report informs local boards about the Local Government New Zealand (LGNZ) Annual General Meeting (AGM) and conference in Rotorua from Sunday 19 July 2015 to Tuesday 21 July 2015 and invites local boards to nominate a representative to attend as relevant.

Executive Summary

2.       The Local Government New Zealand annual conference and AGM takes place at the Rotorua Energy Events Centre from Sunday 19 July to Tuesday 21 July 2015.

3.       The AGM takes place on the first day of the conference.  Auckland Council is entitled to 4 official delegates at the AGM, one of whom is the presiding (or voting) delegate.  The Governing Body will consider this at their meeting on 26 March 2015.  The 4 official delegates are likely to be the Mayor as a member of the LGNZ National Council, the Deputy Mayor as the Mayor’s alternate for this position, Cr Webster as Chair LGNZ Zone One and a member of LGNZ National Council, and the Chief Executive.

4.       In addition to the official delegates, local board members are invited to attend.  Local boards should consider the relevance of the conference programme when deciding on attendance, with the expectation that no board will approve more than one member to attend the conference.

 

Recommendation/s

That the Manurewa Local Board:

a)      nominates a representative to attend the Local Government New Zealand 2015 annual general meeting and conference from Sunday 19 July 2015 to Tuesday 21 July 2015 on the basis that the conference programme is relevant to the Local Board’s work programme

b)      confirms that conference attendance including travel and accommodation will be paid for in accordance with the current Auckland Council Elected Member Expense Policy.

 

 

Comments

5.       The 2015 LGNZ Conference and AGM are being held in Rotorua. The conference commences with the AGM and technical tours from 09.30 am on Sunday 19 July 2015 and concludes at 2.30 pm on Tuesday 21 July 2015.

6.       The theme of this year’s conference is “Leading the Charge for our Communities”.  The programme includes:

·      Stephen Yarwood, former Mayor of Adelaide, will discuss performance and customer focussed culture - taking your people with you

·      David Meates, CEO of Canterbury District Health Board, will present on understanding what's important to communities and why a strong focus on the customer matters

·      Dr Lester Levy, CEO of New Zealand Leadership Institute, will discuss disruptive governance – how do we increase our performance and create a strong link from strategy to transparent financial performance

·      Kevin Roberts, Executive Chairman of Saatchi & Saatchi, on telling our story and selling the value of our sector

·      Penny Webster, Councillor at Auckland Council; Rob Cameron, Partner at Cameron Partners; and Dr Oliver Hartwich, Executive Director of the New Zealand Initiative will speak on funding for growth – transformation of local government

·      Dr William Rolleston, National President of Federated Farmers; Andrew Knight, CEO of New Zealand Oil and Gas; and Gary Taylor, Executive Director of the Environmental Defence Society will discuss resource management – how a growing economy can also support a healthy environment

·      Mayors Meng Foon, Stuart Crosby, Annette Main, David Ayers and Tony Kokshoorn will each present on right-sizing your town and making the important decisions – a response to economic and demographic change

·      Brenda Halloran, former Mayor of Waterloo, Canada, will talk about nation building – infrastructure and urban development

·      Brett Way of Central Hawkes Bay District Council and Rochelle Deane of Auckland Council will present on delivering local government expertise in the Pacific – a snap shot of the Local Government Technical Assistance Facility for Pacific Countries, (PacificTA) programme.

7.       The programme also includes a number of Master Class sessions including:

•        Growing NZ's talent and economies – strategies to retain and attract skilled migrants

•         Local boards – connecting with the community

•         Engaging with iwi to grow local and regional economies

•         Collaboration, culture change and customer focus under the RMA

•         Getting the most from the One Network Roading Classification system

 

8.       Local boards should consider the relevance of the programme when deciding on conference attendance, with the expectation that no board will approve more than one member to attend the conference.

Annual General Meeting

9.       The AGM takes place on the first day of the conference.  Auckland Council is entitled to have four delegates to the AGM, one of whom is the presiding (or voting) delegate.  The 4 official delegates are likely to be the Mayor (or his nominee), the Deputy Mayor, Councillor Penny Webster (as Chair of Zone 1) and the Chief Executive (or his nominee).

10.     The Mayor is a member of the LGNZ National Council, the Deputy Mayor is the Mayor’s alternate for this position, Cr Webster is the Chair of LGNZ Zone One and a member of LGNZ National Council.   The Governing Body will consider an item on AGM attendance at their meeting on 26 March 2015.

11.     LGNZ request that local board members who wish to attend the AGM, register their intention prior to the AGM. 

 

Costs

12.     The Local Board Services Department budget will cover the costs of one member per local board to attend the conference. 

13.     Registration fees are $1,410.00 (incl GST) before 3 June 2015 and $1,510.00 (incl GST) after that.  Full conference registration includes:

·      Attendance at conference business sessions (Sunday-Tuesday)

·      Satchel and contents

·      Daily catering

·      Simpson Grierson welcome cocktail function

·      Fulton Hogan conference dinner and EXCELLENCE Awards function

·      Closing conference function ticket

 

14.     The council hosted tours on Sunday 19 July 2015 are not included in the conference price. Local board members are welcome to attend these at their own cost.

15.     Additional costs are approximately $150 per night accommodation, plus travel.  Local Board Services will be co-ordinating and booking all registrations and accommodation and investigating cost effective travel.

Consideration

Local Board Views

16.     This is a report to the 21 local boards.

Maori Impact Statement

17.     The Local Government NZ conference will better inform local boards and thereby support their decision making for their communities including Maori.

Implementation Issues

18.     There are no implementation issues associated with the recommendations in this report.

 

Attachments

No.

Title

Page

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Signatories

Authors

Anna Bray, Policy & Planning Manager - Local Boards

Authorisers

Rex Hewitt, Acting Manager, Local Board Services

 

 


Manurewa Local Board

09 April 2015

 

 




Manurewa Local Board

09 April 2015

 

 

Reports Requested - Pending - Issues

 

File No.: CP2015/04670

 

  

 

Purpose

1.       Providing an update on reports requested and issues raised at previous meetings.

Executive Summary

2.       Nil.

 

Recommendation/s

That the Manurewa Local Board:

a)      receive the report entitled “reports requested – pending – issues”.

 

Attachments

No.

Title

Page

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April 2015 Reports requested pending listing

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Signatories

Authors

Lee Manaia - Local Board Democracy Advisor

Authorisers

Rex Hewitt - Relationship Manager

 



Manurewa Local Board

09 April 2015

 

 

 

 

Reports Requested/Pending/Issues                                                                                                                                                                                          April 2015

Row No.

Date of Resolution

Group reporting

Issue

Resolution/Description

Target Date

COMMENTS

1

13 November 2014

Community Policy & Planning

Impact of disposal of 173R Browns Road, Manurewa on Te Wharekura o Manurewa relocation to Browns Road

That the Manurewa Local Board request staff further investigate with Manurewa Marae regarding the intention to locate Te Wharekura o Manurewa on the Browns Road land surrounding 173R Browns Rd, Manurewa to check whether there would be any impact on their future plans if the land was disposed of, prior to any final decision being made about the remaining 933m2 of the reserve. 

TBC

The Local Board Advisor has followed up with the Principal Policy Analyst, Community Policy & Planning who is still awaiting a response from the Wharekura and Manurewa marae.

 

The Local Board Advisor has followed up with the Principal Policy Analyst, Community Policy & Planning as Manurewa marae advise that the Wharekura will relocate to the Browns Road site.

 

2

11 December 2014

Item 8.1

Resolution b)

Road naming – Resource consents

Naming the pathway from the entrance of Peguero Place to the northern entrance of the Regional Botanic Gardens “Pedestal Lane”

That the Manurewa Local Board request staff undertake the process to officially name the pathway from the entrance of Peguero Place to the northern entrance of the Regional Botanic Gardens “Pedestal Lane” and report back to the March 2015 Manurewa Local Board meeting.

Mar 2015

TBC

The Local Board Advisor advises that the request has been logged into the council system.  A site visit has been conducted with council officers and the applicant.  A report is due in March 2015.

 

Staff require more time to co-ordinate between the three departments involved.  The Local Board Advisor is following up with the three departments to ascertain a target date.

 

The Local Board Advisor advises that Auckland Transport has carried out a safety assessment and has approved the location of the seat.  Auckland Transport is currently working through signage options.

 

3

11 December 2014

Item 8.1

Resolution c)

Parks

Installation of a plaque or small plinth, and seating at Pedestal Lane in recognition of merchant seamen

That the Manurewa Local Board request staff organise the installation of a plaque or small plinth, and seating, as a small capital expenditure project in recognition of the bravery of the merchant seamen who participated in Operation Pedestal in August 1942.

Mar 2015

TBC

The Local Board Advisor advises that the request has been logged into the council system.  A site visit has been conducted with council officers and the applicant.  A report is due in March 2015.

 

Staff require more time to co-ordinate between the three departments involved.  The Local Board Advisor is following up with the three departments to ascertain a target date.

 

The Local Board Advisor advises that Auckland Transport has carried out a safety assessment and has approved the location of the seat.  Auckland Transport is currently working through signage options.

 

4

11 December 2014

Item 17

Resolutions c)

Auckland Transport

Capex development on private land

That the Manurewa Local Board

c)   request that Auckland Transport confirm, prior to going to detailed design for projects on private land, that the aspects of the connections project on the South Mall property can be funded from the Local Board Transport Capital Fund, noting that South Mall have agreed in principle to cover the consequential operational expenditure.

TBC

Alan Howard-Smith, Stakeholder Management Manager, Auckland Transport (AT), advised that AT was happy to progress the covered walk way over the stairs and bridge to the Manurewa train station but not the entrance to Southmall.  An official outcome is awaited from the AT Board.

 

The Elected Member Relationship Manager Auckland Transport reported to the 15 January 2015 Manurewa Local Board as follows:

 

Legal agreements including easements, licences and gifting, will need to be worked through and negotiated directly with Southmall.

 

However, Auckland Transport is unable to make a case for use of the Local Board Transport Capital Fund on the following initiatives on private land:

 

·      Planter alteration at the entrance to Southmall from Great South Road

·      Northern entrance to Southmall

·      Southern Entrance to Southmall

 

5

11 December 2014

Item 17

Resolutions e) to i)

 

Auckland Transport

Planting of berms

e)   strongly supports encouraging and enabling community use of berms as much as practicable.

 

f)    strongly supports the development of berm-planting guidelines, which would include:

i)    safe depths to dig to

ii)    ideal plants in a number of categories – natives, food, trees

iii)   maintenance expectations, including in regard to safety eg: height

iv)   working with neighbours.

 

g)    request a report back to the Manurewa Local Board by March 2015, from Auckland Transport, addressing the berm planting issues and reporting on progress on resolutions e) to i).

 

h)    support local boards as the key conduit for Auckland Transport to have community relationships around berm planting, for example, the local board in an area has the relationship with a community group or individual who plant and maintain a specific section of berm in that board’s area.  Each Local Board will have the ability to form these relationships, record and monitor them, in ways that contribute to broader local board outcomes and priorities.

 

i)     recognises the role of berms in allowing access to services for utility agencies, and to that end requires Auckland Transport to create maps available online clearly identifying which berms have services running underneath them at a shallow depth and those that do not.

Mar 2015

TBC

The Local Board Advisor advises that a report has been requested for the March 2015 business meeting.

 

The Auckland Transport executive has approved a statement of Auckland Transport’s proposed berm planting practice, which includes a role for local boards.  Auckland Transport will workshop the berm planting practice with the local board in May.

 

 


Issues raised:

Row No.

Date issue identified

Raised by phone, email or in person or at a meeting

Group reporting

Issue heading

Description

Target Date for resolution

COMMENTS

6

11 December 2014

Item 17

Resolution d)

 

and

 

12 March 2015

Item 18

Resolution b)

Local board meeting

Auckland Transport

Assurance that capital projects can be delivered by the end of political term

That the Manurewa Local Board:

d)     request assurance that Auckland Transport can deliver on the capital projects by the end of the 2013-2016 political term.That the Manurewa Local Board:

 

That the Manurewa Local Board:

b)   again request assurance that Auckland Transport can deliver on the capital projects funded through the Local Board Transport Capital Fund by the end of the 2013-2016 political term.

 

TBC

The Local Board Advisor advises that discussions are continuing with Auckland Transport and the Town Centre Revitalisation Steering Group. 

 

Refer to the Auckland Transport Update – March 2015 report on the 12 March Manurewa Local Board agenda.

 

The Elected Member Relationship Manager Auckland Transport has not been able to source an official assurance from Auckland Transport that they can deliver on the capital projects within the 2013-2016 electoral term.  The Auckland Transport Update report for April 2015 indicates that these projects are progressing.

 

 



Manurewa Local Board

09 April 2015

 

 

Manurewa Local Board Achievements Register 2013-2016 Electoral Term

 

File No.: CP2015/04671

 

  

 

Purpose

1.       Providing a register of achievements of the Manurewa Local Board for the 2013 – 2016 Electoral Term.

Executive Summary

2.       Nil.

 

Recommendation/s

That the Manurewa Local Board:

a)      receive the report entitled “Manurewa Local Board Achievements Register 2013 – 2016 Electoral Term”, noting the following additions to the register:

i)         

 

 

Attachments

No.

Title

Page

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2013-2016 Manurewa Local Board Achievements Register

121

    

Signatories

Authors

Lee Manaia - Local Board Democracy Advisor

Authorisers

Rex Hewitt - Relationship Manager

 


Manurewa Local Board

09 April 2015

 

 

MANUREWA LOCAL BOARD

ACHIEVEMENTS REGISTER 2013-2016 ELECTORAL TERM

 

Row

Board Meeting Date

ACHIEVEMENT

1.

30 January 2014

Supported the Manurewa Santa Parade

2.

30 January 2014

Supported the Manurewa Christmas in the Park

3.

30 January 2014

Feedback on the Smoke Free policy

4.

30 January 2014

Feedback on the Boarding Houses and Hostels bylaw

5.

30 January 2014

Feedback on the Animal Management bylaw review

6.

30 January 2014

Position paper on Psychoactive Substances

7.

30 January 2014

Submission to the Hamilton City Council on their Psychoactive Substances Policy

8.

13 February 2014

Supported and attended the Manurewa Waitangi Day event and undertook community consultation for the Local Board Plan

9.

13 February 2014

Supported and attended the Homai Fun Day at Russell Reserve and undertook community consultation for the Local Board Plan

10.

13 February 2014

Submission to the Local Government Act Amendment Bill No. 3

11.

13 February 2014

Local Board Plan community consultation at Southmall

12.

13 March 2014

Supported Elvis in the Gardens event – 20,000 people attended

13.

13 March 2014

Spoke to the Hamilton City Council regarding their Psychoactive Substances Policy

14.

13 March 2014

Held first meeting for the World War I commemorations event

15.

13 March 2014

Attended Long Term Plan scheme setting meeting

16.

13 March 2014

Provided input on the draft Cemeteries and Crematoria Bylaw

17.

13 March 2014

Provided input into the draft Boarding Houses and Hostels Bylaw

18.

13 March 2014

Provided input into the New National Drug Policy Discussion Document for New Zealand

19.

13 March 2014

Speaking to Select Committee regarding submission to the Local Government Act Amendment Bill No. 3

20.

13 March 2014

Spoke to the Regional Strategy & Policy Committee regarding the psychoactive substances regulations

21.

13 March 2014

Consultation for the informal feedback on the Local Board Plan at Clendon and Southmall

22.

10 April 2014

Consultation with mana whenua regarding the Local Board Plan

23.

10 April 2014

Consultation with Weymouth community regarding the Local Board Plan

24.

10 April 2014

Consultation with elderly and the disability sector on the Local Board Plan

25.

10 April 2014

Opening of the Randwick Park Skate Park – an awesome facility

26.

10 April 2014

Supported Neighbours Day initiatives

27.

10 April 2014

Supported the Sunrise Walk for Hospice.

28.

8 May 2014

Supported and attended the Manurewa Sports Awards

29.

8 May 2014

Attended the sod turning for the stage 2 Netball Manurewa development

30.

8 May 2014

Daryl Wrightson partnered with the “YMCA be the change” group to organise a Manurewa and Clendon town centre clean up

31.

8 May 2014

Attended the legal highs co-governance session with the governing body

32.

8 May 2014

Continued advocacy for a Local Approved Product Policy

33.

8 May 2014

Worked with the RSA and achieved record attendance numbers at the Manurewa ANZAC day services

34.

8 May 2014

Supported the “Eye on Nature” event

35.

8 May 2014

Provided feedback on Alcohol Advertising and Sponsorship

36.

8 May 2014

Provided feedback on Local Boards Funding Policy Review

37.

8 May 2014

Provided feedback on the Council Controlled Organisations Review

38.

8 May 2014

Provided input to draft the regulations for discharge and dumping in the ocean

39.

8 May 2014

Allocated community group funding for round two 2013/2014 applications as follows:

 

-      Local Board Discretionary Community:

-     Age Concern Counties Manukau Inc. - $3,263

-     Alfriston College - $3,390

-     Auckland Kids Achievement Trust (FYD Auckland) - $6,633

-     Auckland NZ View - $400

-     Auckland Regional Migrant Services Charitable Trust - $3,840

-     Getin2life Youth Development Trust - $3,288

-     LifeChurch Manurewa - $14,392

-     Life Education Trust SE Auckland - $7,500

-     Manurewa Squash Rackets Club Inc. - $3,398

-     Manurewa University of the Third Age - $1,472

-     New Foundations Trust - $9,620

-     Rape Prevention Education - $5,434

-     South Asian Trust Inc. - $1,998

-     Te Ara Poutama AEC Charitable Trust - $2,000

-     Youthline Auckland Charitable Trust - $5,000

 

-     Community Crime Prevention:

-     Kidpower Teenpower Fullpower Trust - $2,347

-     South Asian Trust Inc. - $4,639

-     Te Whakaora Tangata - $9,934

 

-           Marae Facilities:

-     Manurewa Marae - $8,344

 

-     Rates Assistance:

-     Baptist Union of NZ (on behalf of The Dream Centre) - $5,000

-     Lifechurch NZ Community Trust - $6,818

-     Melkite Catholic Charitable Trust of New Zealand - $724

 

-      Social Investment:

-     Age Concern Counties Manukau Inc. - $12,500

-     The Parenting Place (Attitude Youth Division) - $4,234

40.

12 June 2014

Lobbied central government for a law change on psychoactive substances

41.

12 June 2014

Supported the community day removing mangroves at Manurewa marae

42.

12 June 2014

Supported the community in opposing a proposed new liquor off-licence in Clendon

43.

12 June 2014

Endorsed the draft 2014-2017 Manurewa Local Board Plan for public consultation

44.

12 June 2014

Adopted the 2014/2015 Manurewa Local Board Agreement

45.

10 July 2014

Input to the draft Auckland Council Local Alcohol Policy

46.

10 July 2014

Input to the draft Allocation of Decision Making Review for local boards

47.

10 July 2014

Submission to the central government’s Product Stewardship Policy

48.

10 July 2014

Established a town centre steering group

49.

10 July 2014

Local Alcohol Policy consultation at the Manurewa market held on Sunday, 22 June 2014

50.

10 July 2014

Supported and conducted consultation at the Wiri Business market

51.

10 July 2014

The chairperson attended a thank you event on behalf of the board held at South Auckland Hospice

52.

14 August 2014

Hosted a successful Volunteer Awards Event on Friday, 1 August 2014

53.

14 August 2014

Hosted the Mayor on 12 August for 3 and half hours

54.

14 August 2014

Consulted on the Arts and Culture Strategic Action Plan

55.

14 August 2014

Ran a series of drop-in sessions for the special consultation procedure for draft Manurewa Local Board Plan

56.

14 August 2014

Attended the community planting day held at Wattle Downs

57.

14 August 2014

Attended the computer in homes graduations held at Finalyson Park school and South Auckland middle school

58.

14 August 2014

Attended a public consultation held for the Taonga Early Childhood Centre held at Randwick Park Community House

59.

11 September 2014

Completed the Local Board Plan hearings.

60.

11 September 2014

Presented at the hearing panel for the Local Alcohol Policy

61.

11 September 2014

Spoke at the Strategy and Finance Committee meeting regarding capital expenditure deferrals

62.

11 September 2014

Provided feedback on the Trading and Events in public Places Bylaws

63.

11 September 2014

Provided advocacy to attain funding for the resource recovery network development

64.

11 September 2014

Provided advocacy to the Southern Initiative to fund the economic development plan

65.

9 October 2014

Adopted the Manurewa Local Board Plan 2014

66.

9 October 2014

Supported the Manurewa Community Network Expo

67.

9 October 2014

Attended Manurewa Business Association annual general meeting

68.

9 October 2014

Supported the International Day for the Older Person

69.

13 November 2014

Participated in inaugural hui between Manukau Harbour Forum and mana whenua representatives held on 13 October 2014

70.

13 November 2014

Participated in the mataawaka and mana whenua input into decision making hui

71.

13 November 2014

Supported and attended the Armistice Day celebrations held on Sunday, 9 November 2014

72.

13 November 2014

Consultation carried out in relation to the draft Local Approved Products Policy (LAPP)

73.

13 November 2014

Advocacy with the Governing Body in relation to the Long-term Plan process

74.

13 November 2014

Provided feedback on the Signage Bylaw

75.

13 November 2014

Provided feedback on the Arts and Culture Strategic Action Plan

76.

13 November 2014

Provided feedback to Auckland Transport on the Manurewa town centre bus stops, bus route 365, and bus route 366

77.

13 November 2014

Provided feedback on the draft Auckland Council Significance and Engagement Policy

78.

11 December 2014

Attended the Clendon 30th birthday

79.

11 December 2014

Attended the Netball Manurewa Christmas luncheon

80.

11 December 2014

Supported the Manurewa Santa Parade

81.

11 December 2014

Supported and attended the White Ribbon Breakfast

82.

11 December 2014

Supported and attended the Christmas Carols at the Methodist Church

83.

11 December 2014

Attended the second session of the Maori input into decision making forum.

84.

11 December 2014

Participated in the Sustainability of Sport Forum held on Monday, 8 December 2014.

85.

11 December 2014

Appealed the Clendon Liquor objection for the premises at 3/439 Roscommon Road, Clendon.

86.

11 December 2014

Lodged an objection to the Super Liquor licence application at 6H Ross Roberts Place, Clendon.

87.

29 January 2015

 

Approved the following applications made to the round two of the local events support fund:

-     $1,200 to the Mela Trinajan Da Event being organised by New Zealand Sikh Women’s Association (Inc.)

-     $1,740 to the RaWiri Idol 2015 Event being organised by the RaWiri Residents’ Association.

88.

12 February 2015

Held first consultation session on the Long-term Plan

89.

12 February 2015

Supported Music in the Parks at Nathan Homestead

90.

12 February 2015

Supported Movies in the Park held at Keith Park

91.

12 March 2015

Supported the Manurewa Community Day event held on 28 February 2015

92.

12 March 2015

Held the Ice-cream Sundae Event – 28 February 2015

93.

12 March 2015

Spoke at the Auckland Transport Have Your Say Event regarding the board’s Regional Land Transport Plan submission

94.

12 March 2015

Spoke at the Local Approved Product Policy hearing and supported the Manurewa Youth Council with their presentation at the hearing

95.

12 March 2015

Lodged an objection to the Rowandale liquor licence renewal

96.

12 March 2015

Addressed the Alcohol Regulatory and Licensing Authority regarding an appeal to the Clendon Wines liquor licence

97.

12 March 2015

Supported Elvis in the Gardens event held on 1 March 2015

98.

12 March 2015

Undertook advocacy to gather evidence for the local alcohol ban areas

99.

12 March 2015

Supported the work in relation to the Maori responsiveness framework

100.

12 March 2015

Consultation on Long-term Plan with residents and community groups

 


Manurewa Local Board

09 April 2015

 

 

For Information: Reports referred to the Manurewa Local Board

 

File No.: CP2015/04673

 

  

 

Purpose

Providing an opportunity for the Board to receive reports that have been referred from Governing Body Committee meetings or forums for the information of the Local Board. 

 

The following reports were referred for information from the Governing Body committee meetings or forums:

 

No.

Report Title

Item no.

Meeting Date

Governing Body Committee or Forum

1

Presentation update on Parks Contract Management

9

10 March 2015

Parks, Recreation and Sport Committee

2

Cost of Residential Servicing Study

10

12 March 2015

Auckland Development Committee

 

 

Recommendation/s

That the Manurewa Local Board note the following reports referred for information from the Governing Body committee meetings or forums:

 

No.

Report Title

Item no.

Meeting Date

Governing Body Committee or Forum

1

Presentation update on Parks Contract Management

9

10 March 2015

Parks, Recreation and Sport Committee

2

Cost of Residential Servicing Study

10

12 March 2015

Auckland Development Committee

 

 

 

Attachments

There are no attachments for this report.     

Signatories

Authors

Lee Manaia - Local Board Democracy Advisor

Authorisers

Rex Hewitt - Relationship Manager

 


Manurewa Local Board

09 April 2015

 

 

Manurewa Local Board Workshop Notes

 

File No.: CP2015/04676

 

  

 

Purpose

1.       Notes taken at the joint Papakura and Manurewa Local board workshops held on 16 and 23 March and the Manurewa Local Board workshops held on 17, 24 and 26 March 2015 are attached.

Executive Summary

2.       Nil.

 

Recommendation/s

That the Manurewa Local Board:

a)    receive the notes from the joint Papakura and Manurewa Local board workshops held on 16 and 23 March and the Manurewa Local Board workshops held on 17, 24 and 26 March 2015. 

 

Attachments

No.

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16 March 2015 - Joint Papakura and Manurewa Local Boards workshop notes

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17 March - Manurewa Local Board workshop notes

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23 March - Joint Papakura and Manurewa Local Boards and Bruce Pulman Park Trust workshop

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24 March - Manurewa Local Board workshop notes

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26 March - Manurewa Local Board workshop notes

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Signatories

Authors

Lee Manaia - Local Board Democracy Advisor

Authorisers

Rex Hewitt - Relationship Manager

 


Manurewa Local Board

09 April 2015

 

 

 

 


Joint Papakura and Manurewa Local

Board Workshop Programme

 

Date of Workshop:    Monday, 16 March 2015

Time:                            4.30pm – 6pm

Venue:                         Manukau Room, Ground Floor Annex, Manukau Civic Building, 31-33 Manukau Station Road, Manukau

Manurewa Local Board Members present:

Angela Dalton (Chair) (until 5.30pm)

 

 

 

Papakura Local Board Members present:

Bill McEntee (Chair)

Katrina Winn (from 4.35pm)

 

 

 

Staff Present:

John Adams, Senior Local Board Advisor

 

Lee Manaia, Democracy Advisor

 

Andrew Duncan, Manager Financial Policy

 

Rob Cairns, Manager Parks & Recreation Policy

 

Felipe Panteli, Senior Advisor, Financial Policy

 

 

Apologies:

Michael Bailey (Manurewa Local Board)

 

Ken Penney (Manurewa Local Board)

 

Simeon Brown (Deputy Chair – Manurewa Local Board)

 

Stuart Britnell (Papakura Local Board)

 

Michael Turner (Deputy Chair - Papakura Local Board)

 

Brent Catchpole – Papakura Local Board

 

George Hawkins, QSO – Manurewa Local Board

 

Angela Cunningham-Marino - Manurewa Local Board

 

Danella McCormick - Manurewa Local Board

 

Daryl Wrightson - Manurewa Local Board

 

Graham Purdy - Papakura Local Board

 

 

Item

Who to Action

1.         Development Contributions

 

Andrew Duncan (Manager Financial Policy), Felipe Panteli (Senior Advisor, Financial Policy) and Rob Cairns (Manager Parks & Recreation Policy) were present to discuss development contributions.

 

Andrew explained that in terms of development contributions, projected growth defines infrastructure requirements which are then assessed in the following categories:

-     growth

-     service level

-     Renewals

 

The growth component will determine the proportion of development contributions for a project.   It is based on a cost allocation model

–   who benefits from the project

-    what caused the project

-    the timeframe of the project

-    new population (growth) versus existing population.

 

There are also development contribution charges for:

 

i)          Transport – there is currently one transport charge for the whole region – the new policy is looking at possibly spliting this into 5 areas in relation to transport (North, Central, West, South and Hauraki Gulf Islands)

 

ii)         Stormwater – used to be one stormwater charge.  It is moving to 17 different funding areas - the charge is based on where the development is in the city, eg:  Takanini might attract a $12,0000 charge because it’s very swampy yet other parts of the city might attract $4,000 because the area is not so swampy.

 

The Governing Body will make a decision on 8 May regarding development contributions.  It is likely a sub-regional approach will be introduced – boards will have a chance to comment.

 

Approximately 15% of the City Rail Link (CRL) investment will come from development contributions from across the region.  The CRL is seen as benefiting the region as a whole.

 

For local asset base (eg:  parks) the local boards have an opportunity to put their views forward on what is being planned.  The final decision is the Governing Body’s.  The Boards’ involvement in relation to parks is before the money is collected.

 

The organisation is moving towards having good spatial planning so it can respond appropriately to growth.

 

Andrew advised that at the moment operative service levels for Parks relate to greenfield developments.

 

Angela requested a copy of the maps for parks.  John to liaise with Rob Cairns.

 

Papakura would like an update on the feedback they had given in relation to the proposed developments and lack of open space.

 

To provide for open space and parks, Council borrows the money to buy the park off the developer in the first instance.  Then council repays the debt when the development contributions are collected.  This means that the debt needs servicing until development contribution money is received – it is a cost to council. 

 

There is no “pot of money” in council for the acquisition of parks. 

 

Katrina expressed concern that there appeared to be more open space put aside in higher priced developments eg:  The Manukau Golf Course, but that didn’t translate to open space being made available in Special Housing Areas in the lower priced developments.

 

Staff advised that some of the land that might be considered open space is stormwater treatment land.  That land is treated differently to open space reserve land, but it forms part of the overall green space areas. 

 

Special housing areas being developed now will be integrated into the system.

 

When new parks are purchased.  The local board budget would be increased accordingly.

 

Local boards want to see what other local boards are saying in relation to development contributions. 

 

Development contributions to be on the Local boards Chairs Forum agenda.  Lee to forward via Rex.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

John / Rob

 

 

Rob

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

John / Rob

 

Lee

 

  Meeting closed at 5.35pm.


Manurewa Local Board

09 April 2015

 

 

 

 


Manurewa Local Board

Workshop Notes

 

Date of Workshop:   Tuesday, 17 March 2015

Time:                          6.30pm

Venue:                        Manurewa Local Board Office Meeting Room
7 Hill Road, Manurewa

 

Present:

Angela Dalton (Chair)

 

 

Simeon Brown (Deputy Chair)

Ken Penney

 

Angela Cunningham-Marino (from 7.10pm)

Daryl Wrightson

 

 

 

Staff Present:

David Hopkins, Local Board Advisor

 

Tessa Chilala, Senior Environmental Programmes Advisor

 

Simon Wilkinson, Environmental Consultant

 

Varsha Belwalkar, Relationship Advisor, Infrastructure and Environmental Services

 

David Rameka, Kaihautu, Senior Advisor Maori Outcomes

 

Lucie Rutherfurd, Ngati Tamaoho Resource Management representative

 

Hero Potini, Ngati Tamaoho representative

 

Dennis Kirkwood, Ngati Tamaoho Trust Chairperson

 

John Hutton, Manager Treaty Settlements

 

Michael Dreaver, Chief Crown Negotiator

 

 

Apologies:

Michael Bailey

George Hawkins, QSO

 

 

Danella McCormick

 

 

Item

Who to Action

1.         Industry Pollution Prevention

 

David Rameka (Kaihautu, Senior Advisor Maori Outcomes) gave an overview of the purpose of the workshop which had the primary objective of enhancing the local board and mana whenua relationships.

 

Dennis Kirkwood (Chairperson Ngati Tamaoho Trust), Hero Potini (Ngati Tamaoho representative) and Lucie Rutherfurd (Ngati Tamaoho representative) were present and contributed to the conversation regarding the value of partnering with the Local Board on an Environmental Initiative that makes a difference such as the Industry Pollution Prevention programme. 

 

Tessa Chilala (Senior Environmental Programmes Advisor) and Varsha Belwalkar, (Relationship Advisor, Business Development & Improvement) were also present in support.

 

David H undertook to circulate the Taiao and Mauri Tu principles to the Chair. 

 

Simon Wilkinson (Environmental Consultant) gave an overview of the sites that had been visited and the successes of the programme undertaken in other local board areas. 

 

The process undertaken when implementing the Industry Pollution Prevention programme is as follows:

·    educating businesses on their surrounding environment and how they would best respond to spills.

·    showing businesses where their business relate to stormwater drains and how those drains relate to the nearest waterway

·    face to face conversations with the CEO or owner of the business. 

·    walking around the site with the CEO or owner and identifying issues and making recommendations on solutions.

·    For Manurewa, this process would be supplemented by a Ngati Tamaoho person attending the site visits with Simon’s team.

 

Simon advised that with this approach businesses deal with about half of the recommendations themselves.  A business friendly approach is preferred.  However, any pollution found during site visits is reported.

 

David Rameka explained that having mana whenua involved in the  Industry Pollution Prevention programme enabled businesses to better understand the opportunities for protecting local streams and the Manukau Harbour.

 

The cost of implementing the Industry Pollution Prevention programme is dependent on the size of the catchment.  It depends on how many businesses the board want to approach.  For example the East Tamaki catchment cost was $24,000.

 

The Wiri Business District would be one of the largest and “heaviest” industrial areas in Auckland.

 

It was suggested the programme should start at one geographical point and work its way through until the budget was spent.

 

Staff recommended $15,000 minimum which would mean the programme could start this year.

 

It was also suggested that the board could advocate to the governing body to ensure that Auckland Council resources the pollution response department to respond.  Angela Dalton undertook to contact the Otara-Papatoetoe and Papakura Local Board chairs to encourage their support for the programme.

 

The Ngati Tamaoho representatives advised that historically they provided fish to other parts of the region from the Manukau Harbour.

 

They were very happy to be proactive and education people about what they are doing on their business sites and how that impacts on the Harbour.

 

They felt if there is going to be another million people living in Auckland that action needed to be taken now to prevent pollution of the waterways via the stormwater system.

 

Dennis Kirkwood stated that officers change, however, Ngati Tamaoho will not be going anywhere.

 

Lee to send key dates local board meeting dates to Tessa and Varsha.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

David H

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Angela D

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lee

2.         Treaty Settlements (Confidential)

 

John Hutton (Manager Treaty Settlements) gave an overview of his background and role.  He introduced Michael Dreaver (Crown Chief Negotiator Tamaki Makaurau).

 

Michael Dreaver gave a briefing of the Te Akitai Waiohua Treaty of Waitangi negotiations. 

 

 

 

  Meeting closed at 7.55pm.


Manurewa Local Board

09 April 2015

 

 

 

 


Joint Papakura and Manurewa Local

Boards and Bruce Pulman Trust

Workshop Programme

 

Date of Workshop:  Monday, 23 March 2015

Time:                          6.30pm – 7.30pm

Venue:                        Upstairs Lounge, Papakura Netball Centre, Bruce Pulman Park, 90 Walters Road, Papakura

Papakura Local Board members present:

Bill McEntee (Chair)

Stuart Britnell

Graham Purdy

Michael Turner (Deputy Chair)

Brent Catchpole

 

 

 

Manurewa Local Board members present:

Michael Bailey

George Hawkins, QSO

Danella McCormick

Daryl Wrightson

 

 

 

Bruce Pulman Trust members present:

Bruce Pulman (Trustee)

Noeline Hodgins (Trustee)

Geoff Vazey (Trustee)

George Wilson (Trustee)

Nicola Waite – Gymsport & Recreation Manager

Murray Wood – Park Manager

Tim Lowe – Funding and Events Co-ordinator

 

 

 

Staff Present:

John Adams, Senior Local Board Advisor (Manurewa)

 

Karen Gadomski, Senior Local Board Advisor (Papakura)

 

Lee Manaia, Democracy Advisor

 

Manoj Ragupathy, Team Leader Parks & Recreation Policy - South

 

Martin Devoy, Team Leader Sport & Recreation (South)

 

Paul Clark, Principal Policy Analyst

 

Andrew Wood, Team Leader Parks & Recreation Policy - North/West

 

 

Apologies – Manurewa Local Board:

Angela Dalton (Chair)

Angela Cunningham-Marino

Simeon Brown (Deputy Chair)

Ken Penney

 

 

 

Apologies – Papakura Local Board:

Katrina Winn

 

 

 

 

Councillors

Cr Calum Penrose

 

 

 

Item

Who to Action

1.         Background - Sport and Recreation Facilities Strategic Discussion - Bruce Pulman Park Project- Scoping Workshop

Manoj Ragupathy (Team Leader Parks & Recreation Policy - South) gave an overview of the proposed study and purpose of the workshop. 

 

Paul Clark (Community & Social Policy) gave a powerpoint presentation that provided an overview of the purpose, deliverables, methodologies and scope of the proposed study that would:

·    consider the development of Bruce Pulman Park Trust comprehensive development plan (CDP) in the wider context of sports facilities within Papakura and Manurewa local board areas

·    identify the current and future (10 years) sport and recreation facilities needs for the Papakura and Manurewa Local Board areas

·    consider the strategic alignment between Bruce Pulman Park Trust and Auckland Council

·    identify future planning requirements for the identified sports

 

The proposed study involves capturing the supply and demand for sport and recreation facilities together with a gap analysis within Papakura, Manurewa and surrounding areas (both jointly and severally).

 

This piece of work is ostensibly framed to provide guidance for the future development of Bruce Pulman Park but will also provide guidance to local boards as they determine the development and upgrade of facilities within their local board areas. The study will provide information to assist with the utilisation of existing facilities and perhaps rationalisation.

 

The development at Karaka will also be taken into account.

 

School clusters use Bruce Pulman Park regularly.  It was suggested that schools also be canvassed in this study to ascertain their requirements.

 

Bruce Pulman park is a multi-use park with a wide mix of sports.  It was noted that:

·    there is a move away from the concept of ownership where one sport had sole use of a sportsground where it was utilised 40% of time.

·    seasons are getting longer, eg:  rugby is played every weekend of the year in Bruce Pulman Park except for January.

 

An outcome of the study would look at what is working well at Bruce Pulman Park and see what can be applied to the Auckland Council sportsfields. 

 

The point was made that Auckland Council needed to invest in playing platforms to ensure they were robust enough to handle higher use.

 

Included in scope:

·    Use of the Bruce Pulman Park

·    Look at how  schools use sportsfields in the study area, including use by schools outside of the study areapark

·    Rationalisation of playing platforms

·    The Trust would like to see informal infrastructure in the development of the park such as children’s playgrounds.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Martin to note

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Martin to note

 

Bruce Pulman Park

 

Bruce Pulman gave an overview of the Bruce Pulman Park Comprehensive Development Plan.  He advised that:

·    the Bruce Pulman Charitable Trust has a 34 year unfettered lease which means they make decisions about planning and development of the park.

·    the Trust does its own mowing, line marking and maintenance on the park.

·    all sports domiciled on the park have a licence to occupy.  This enables the Trust to manage activities on the park and maximise use of facilities.  If a code runs into financial problems the Trust can work with and support them to find a way forward.

·    the Bruce Pulman Trust has scale and permanent management of the site.  The facilities on the park have to be run on a commercial basis and be financially viable.

·    Council needs to advocate for a change to the Reserves Act to allow for commercial activity on parks. 

·    the concept is a hub for the community.

 

Bruce Pulman explained he was not a fan of neighbourhood parks, as he believed those parks only catered to a limited very young age.

 

 

Local board members felt that development contributions collected in the area needed to be put back into infrastructure and facilities in the area, including into the development of the park.

 

Those undertaking the study need to talk to people like Murray Wood (Park Manager) who can talk about the potential capacity not just the current norms.

 

The study will

·    use the sports in the Bruce Pulman Park Comprehensive Development Plan as a base to begin with.

·    look at what is needed in both Manurewa and Papakura.  Members want to look at the whole ward and see how what is happening at Bruce Pulman Park impacts on the Ward. 

·    look at outlying areas including what is happening at Karaka.

 

 

 

 

Martin to note

 

 

 

 

Martin to note

 

Next steps

A project team will be established with members from:

i)          each local board,

ii)         Sports Park and Recreation Department, and

iii)         members of the Bruce Pulman Trust.

Members will be canvassed as to who they want to have on the project team.

Bruce Pulman Park Trust would like to be at the table.

 

  Meeting closed at 8.16pm.


Manurewa Local Board

09 April 2015

 

 

 

 


Manurewa Local Board

Workshop Notes

 

Date of Workshop:               Tuesday, 24 March 2015

Time:                                      6.30pm

Venue:                                    Manurewa Local Board Office Meeting Room
7 Hill Road, Manurewa

 

Present:

Angela Dalton (Chair)

Danella McCormick

 

Simeon Brown (Deputy Chair)

Ken Penney

 

Michael Bailey (from 7.15pm)

Daryl Wrightson

 

 

 

Staff Present:

John Adams, Senior Local Board Advisor

 

Lee Manaia, Democracy Advisor

 

David Shamy, Principal Policy Analyst, Community Policy

 

Terrena Griffiths, Community Facility Project Manager

 

Kim Squire, Sport and Recreation Advisor

 

 

Apologies:

Angela Cunningham-Marino

George Hawkins, QSO

 

 

Item

Who to Action

1.         Community Facility Network Plan

 

David Shamy (Principal Policy Analyst, Community Policy) presented the revised draft Community Facilities Network Plan, which now includes libraries. 

 

The network plan will guide council’s investment in the provision of community facilities for the next 10 to 20 years. It provides direction for optimisation, major upgrades of existing facilities (over $1 million), development of new facilities and potential divestment of facilities no longer meeting community needs.  The facilities within the scope of the plan are arts and culture facilities, community centres, libraries, pools, leisure facilities and venues for hire.

 

Members raised the following questions/concerns:

 

1.   What is the model used to assess the need for community facilities?

 

Response:  Members were referred to section 4 of the Community Facilities Network Plan – current state analysis.  A study is undertaken that looks at how far people are walking to facilities and where there are gaps.  Catchments are not  specific to local board areas.  Staff have looked at the region – for each facility they have identified where the people come from who use the facility by pin map.  This helped identify gaps in service.  Then they overlay growth projections and look at the impact of growth on the current facility.

 

2.   What about people who can’t get to places?

 

Response:  the next step is the detailed analysis.

 

3.   What is the resource for local planning?

 

Response:  There is a planning budget in the region for local planning.  It would be undertaken in the first three years. 

 

4.   Will those boards who have funded work out of their LDIs be given priority?

 

Response:  There is only so many staff to go around to do the work.  Work programmes would have to be looked at.

 

5.   Implementation approach – how does that align with Dean Kimpton’s model?

Response:  We are working with all the groups. 

 

6.   Implications for the Manurewa Local Board – do you see the performing arts centre being an integrated community facility begin one in the same space?  This work has already started.  How is the resource prioritised? 

Response:  The plan is an attempt to identify in a consistent way how facilities are prioritised for development.

 

7.   Nathan Homestead earthquake strengthening

The board believe this is an issue that is outside the board’s budget as it was a budgetary error at amalgamation.  Nathan Homestead is an advocacy priority.  The board do not want to see the Manurewa Local Board missing out on something because Nathan Homestead has been allocated funding.

Response:  The actions are actions for the network as a whole in terms of things that need to be done.  It is not allocating the responsibility.  The plan is giving advice to decision makers.

 

The network plan will be formally reported to local boards in May-June 2015. 

 

 

Renewals for Arts Facilities, Venues for Hire and Community Facilities

 

Terrena Griffiths (Community Facility Project Manager) presented the renewals information for the Manurewa Local Board.  She advised that this renewals information relates to arts facilities, venues for hire and community facilities.  It does not cover parks, sport and recreation or the libraries.

 

Questions/concerns raised were:

 

i)          Was the utilisation of all the facilities taken into consideration? Response:  There has not been a reporting back requirement from lessees in the past.

 

ii)         Leases are a big piece of work.  Leases have not had a strategic asset management plan put across them in the past.

 

iii)         If the facility is at capacity but we are not taking into account the utilisation of the facility, how will be know it’s at capacity.

 

iv)        Representation of facilities on the map is not a true reflection

 

v)         36 Holmes Road is a lease to the Beautification Trust.  It is not a community facility.

 

vi)        100 Hill Road is the Botanic Gardens which is a regional facility.

 

Terrena requested that the board spend the $50,000 on the Nathan Homestead but hold off spending money on the leased facilities until she has a clearer picture on what is required.

 

Terrena cannot give educated advice on how best to spend the $500,000 on leased facilities.  Would like the board to wait until Terrena comes back with more information.

 

Has the work done at Tadmor House/Hall and Leabank Court come out of the Properties budget?

 

Angela wanted to know where the renewals money is for the buildings in Manurewa.

 

Terrena advised there is:

·    no consistency in the leases.

·    now a budget line for the leased buildings in the LTP.

 

Terrena to provide information on the “moving wall” at Nathan Homestead.

 

The board will provide feedback on the facilities to Terrena by 17 April.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Terrena

 

 

Terrena

 

Terrena

 

 

Terrena

 

 

 

 

 

 

Terrena

 

 

Terrena

 

Terrena

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Terrena

 

2.         Facility Partnerships Fund

 

Kim Squire (Sport and Recreation Advisor) sought guidance as to which partnerships should be pursued with a view to allocating the remaining $65,000 of the 2014/2015 Facility Partnerships Fund for the Manurewa Local Board area.

 

No further applications had been received for the fund although there was some potential interest. The board indicated that it would not allocate the remaining $65,000 of the 2014/2015 Facility Partnership Fund and that it would use the remaining money for other local board priorities in this financial year.

 

 

  Meeting closed at 7.50pm.


Manurewa Local Board

09 April 2015

 

 

 

 


Manurewa Local Board

Workshop Notes

 

Date of Workshop:   Thursday, 26 March 2015

Time:                          6.30pm

Venue:                       Manurewa Local Board Office Meeting Room
7 Hill Road, Manurewa

 

Present:

Angela Dalton (Chair)

Danella McCormick

 

Simeon Brown (Deputy Chair)

Ken Penney

 

George Hawkins, QSO

Daryl Wrightson

 

 

 

Staff Present:

John Adams, Senior Local Board Advisor

 

Lee Manaia, Democracy Advisor

 

Rhoda Fowler, Policy Analyst, Community Policy

 

Craig Jones, Visitor Solutions

 

Naomi Singer, Arts & Culture Advisor

 

Mark Purdie, Acting Lead Financial Advisor

 

James Knott, Arts & Culture Business Advisor

 

Trish Kirkland-Smith, Manager Business Strategy & Relationships, Arts and Culture

 

 

Apologies:

Michael Bailey

Angela Cunningham-Marino

 

 

Item

Who to Action

1.         Scoping study and needs analysis  for the performing arts centre

 

Rhoda Fowler (Policy Analyst, Community Policy) and Craig Jones (Visitor Solutions) presented the findings of the scoping study and needs analysis undertaken for a performing arts centre in Manurewa.

 

The report recommends as follows:

1.    A traditional large theatre is not supported within Manurewa and this decision should be communicated to enable focus to be placed on other options to meet needs.

2.    A pilot facility using a non-purpose built space to create an open, flexible, adaptable rehearsal, audition, performance space should proceed for preliminary feasibility assessment.

3.    Targeted funding and support mechanisms to facilitate more classes and specialists to enhance and grow performing arts learning in Manurewa should be explored.

4.    An outreach programme to facilitate Manurewa residents’ greater use of existing surrounding facilities should be explored.

It was suggested the board may wish to visit TAPAC at Western Springs College to see a flexible facility.

 

The board queried whether there was a cross over between church/religious use and education and the arts?

 

Churches have indicated they would use a large space.  However, a performing arts space of the type and use envisaged may not suit church needs.

 

The Community Facility Network Plan indicates some budget in 2018/2019.  The facility would need to be a multi-use facility.

 

The initial floor hireage cost of the Vodafone Events Centre is good, but by the time additional costs are added, eg:  lighting etc, it becomes very costly to hire.

 

The people spoken to want someone at the performing arts centre that runs the centre and they want a space that allows them to do what they would like to do.

 

George Hawkins favoured a multi-disciplined hub that catered to all art genres.  He felt you could start off small and build on it.  Rhoda to discuss further with George Hawkins.

 

Angela thought the Recreation Centre at Frances Street could be remodelled for an arts centre.

 

The board wanted to proceed with a preliminary feasibility assessment. 

 

Rhoda to find out the cost for a preliminary feasibility assessment. 

 

Rhoda will work out a plan of action as to who does what next and

will find out what future steps would be needed.

 

The board need something for the Long-term Plan negotiations.  An indicative amount would be useful.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

John

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Rhoda

 

 

 

 

 

Rhoda

 

Rhoda

 

Rhoda

 

Rhoda / John / Mark

 

2.         Nathan Homestead Business Plan

 

Trish Kirkland-Smith (Manager Business Strategy & Relationships, Arts and Culture), Naomi Singer (Arts & Culture Advisor), James Knott (Arts & Culture Business Advisor) and Mark Purdie (Acting Lead Financial Advisor) presented the Nathan Homestead Business Plan.

 

John to follow up on Nathan Homestead resolutions from August 2014.

 

Trish to supply how much the wages component is in each of the examples given.

 

Simeon asked what was the floor space the early childhood centre uses at Nathan Homestead.

 

The rates subsidy for the arts function of Nathan Homestead is presently 20% of the operating costs.  Over the last five years this facility has not been able to reach its revenue budgets.  At present the loss has been funded out of a regional budget.  Asset based budgets will remain what they have always been.

 

When compared to the rates subsidy other arts facilities receive, Nathan Homestead appears to be underfunded.

 

Staff advised that the facility needs a greater rates subsidy in order to keep it functioning as it is. 

 

Staff advised that changes can be made to make the facility fit its budget but the programmes it currently delivers would not be able to continue.

 

Angela Dalton requested the following information:

·    When were the last renewals spent on Nathan Homestead?

·    What renewals are required?

·    How does the earthquake strengthening fit with the heritage component of the facility?

·    A detailed breakdown of costs versus revenue - staffing costs, events, and programmes.

 

Trish and Naomi to follow up with Terrena Griffiths regarding renewals figures Terrena has in her budgets.

 

Trish will work up a number of models to assist with the board’s negotiations with the governing body.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

John

 

Trish

 

 

Trish

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Trish

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Trish

 

Trish

 

 

Trish

 

 

Trish

  Meeting closed at 8.45pm.

    

    



[1]The growth and competitiveness framework includes the Auckland Visitor Plan and Major Events Strategy.