Maungakiekie-Tāmaki Local Board

 

OPEN MINUTES

 

 

 

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

7-13 Pilkington Road, Panmure on Thursday, 16 April 2015 at 6.00pm.

 

present

 

Chairperson

Simon Randall

 

 

 

Deputy Chairperson

Chris Makoare

 

 

 

Members

Josephine Bartley

 

 

 

 

Brett Clark

 

 

 

 

Bridget Graham, QSM

 

 

 

 

Obed Unasa

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ABSENT

 

Member

Alan Verrall

 

 

 

ALSO PRESENT

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

IN ATTENDANCE

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Maungakiekie-Tāmaki Local Board

16 April 2015

 

 

 

1          Welcome

 

The chairperson opened the meeting and welcomed everyone present.

 

2          Apologies

 

Resolution number MT/2015/36

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

That the Maungakiekie-Tāmaki Local Board:

a)         accept the apology from Member AB Verrall for absence.

CARRIED

Secretarial note: Apologies for absence received from Governing Body Member Denise Krum.

 

3          Declaration of Interest

 

Member JB Clark declared an interest in item 15 : Discretionary Community Funding.

 

4          Confirmation of Minutes

 

Resolution number MT/2015/37

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

That the Maungakiekie-Tāmaki Local Board:

a)         confirm the ordinary minutes of its meeting, held on Thursday, 19 March 2015, including the confidential section, as a true and correct record.

CARRIED

 

5          Leave of Absence

 

There were no requests for leaves of absence.

 

6          Acknowledgements

 

The Maungakiekie-Tāmaki Local Board acknowledges Susan Johns who passed away on Sunday, 5 April 2015. Susan was the Aquatic and Recreation Facilities Contract Manager at Auckland Council and supported the local board in this work. Susan was highly regarded and respected by all who worked with her. She was known for her tenacity, commitment and passion for the community and getting the very best outcomes for everyone involved. Susan was a caring and cared for colleague who lit up a room with her vibrant personality, energy and enthusiasm, she will be dearly missed.

 

7          Petitions

 

There were no petitions.

 

8          Deputations

 

There were no deputations.


9          Public Forum

 

9.1

Blind Citizens New Zealand

 

A document was tabled at the meeting, a copy has been placed on the official minutes and is available on the Auckland Council website as a minute attachment.

 

Resolution number MT/2015/38

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

That the Maungakiekie-Tāmaki Local Board:

a)      thanks Carolyn Peat, Blind Citizens New Zealand (Auckland Branch) and Vivian Naylor, CCS Disability Action, for their attendance.

CARRIED

 

Attachments

a     Tabled document - Blind Citizens New Zealand (Auckland)

 

9.2

Onehunga Business Association

 

Providing the Onehunga Business Association with the opportunity to speak to the board regarding Onehunga Mall.

 

A document was tabled at the meeting, a copy has been placed on the official minutes and is available on the Auckland Council website as a minute attachment.

 

Resolution number MT/2015/39

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

That the Maungakiekie-Tāmaki Local Board:

a)      thanks Amanda Kinzett, Manager Onehunga Business Association, for her attendance.

CARRIED

 

Attachments

a     Tabled Document - Onehunga Business Association

 

10        Extraordinary Business

 

There was no extraordinary business.

 

11        Notices of Motion

 

There were no notices of motion.

 

12

Maungakiekie Tāmaki Youth Connections Career Start Funding

 

Resolution number MT/2015/40

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

That the Maungakiekie-Tāmaki Local Board:

a)      thanks Helen Grant, Community Development Facilitator, for her attendance to speak to this item

b)      allocates $22,310 towards the delivery of the Career Start programme in Tāmaki.

 

CARRIED

 

 

13

'Enterprising Auckland' Pilot in Maungakiekie-Tāmaki

 

Resolution number MT/2015/41

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

That the Maungakiekie-Tāmaki Local Board:

a)      thanks Mary Binney, Local Board Advisor and Matthew Luxon, Envision Ltd, for their attendance to speak to this item

b)      contracts Envision Ltd to pilot a new approach to fostering social enterprise as outlined in the ‘Enterprising Auckland’ report

c)      allocates $20,000 to support Envision Ltd to play the role of ‘broker’, identifying local economic development opportunities in Maungakiekie-Tāmaki and connecting these with a viable social enterprise

d)      allocates $24,000 to provide ‘match funding’ to support the development of a new social enterprise opportunity within Maungakiekie-Tāmaki

e)      requests that Envision Ltd handle all funds and report back to the Local Board on the outcomes of the pilot.

CARRIED

 

14

Te Oro Place-Making Project

 

Resolution number MT/2015/42

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

That the Maungakiekie-Tāmaki Local Board :

a)      thanks Hanna Scott, Manager Arts and Culture Programming, for her attendance to speak to this item

b)      allocates $37,000 towards a place-making project within the local board area using custom designed Te Oro bench seats.

CARRIED

 

15

Maungakiekie-Tāmaki Local Board Discretionary Community Funding - Round Three 2014/2015

 

Secretarial note:  Member JB Clark declared an interest in the Onehunga Cricket Association application given his involvement with club activities and did not take part in discussion on this application.

 

Resolution number MT/2015/43

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

That the Maungakiekie-Tāmaki Local Board:

a)      thanks Danielle Hibson, Community Funding Advisor, for her attendance to speak to this item

b)      approves the applications listed below to the amount in Column D for community funding:

Organisation Name

Purpose

Amount applying for $

Column D, Amount approved

$

Recommendation

Project Litefoot Trust

Project Litefoot's LiteClub costs

 

$2,587.00

$2,587.00

Towards installation of products at Onehunga Combined Sports Trust and Onehunga Bowling Club

Onehunga Community Patrol

Community patrol costs

$1,941.00

$1,699,00

Towards promotional printing and ICT equipment and software

Tāmaki Outrigger Canoe Club Incorporated

Junior lifejackets and paddles

$5,000.00

$5,000.00

Towards life jackets and paddles

Dance Therapy NZ

Dance 4 Us Onehunga

 

$4,638.00

$4,638.00

Towards Dance 4 Us Onehunga Project

Panmure Lagoon Sailing Club

Marketing costs

$   500.00

$   500.00

Towards brochures and stickers to promote club activities

Youthline Auckland Charitable Trust

Printed youth resources for the Maungakiekie-Tāmaki Local Board area

$   565.00

$   565.00

Towards printing of $10,000.00 text cards to be distributed in the local board area

Auckland Deaf Society Incorporated

‘NZSL @ Work’ curriculum and resource development

$2,515.00

$   500.00

Towards the curriculum and resource development

Tāmaki Community Development Trust

Purchase of a shredder for the safe disposal of confidential documents

$1,304.00

$1,304.00

Towards the purchase of a shredder

Royal Coastguard Boating Education

Safe boating YMCA Glen Innes training courses and equipment

$7,772.00

$2,600.00

Towards Takacat boat

The Parenting Place - Attitude Youth Division

Mental health and wellbeing presentations and resources designed to build resilience in young people

$2,977.00

$1,377.00

Towards presentations and handbooks at One Tree Hill College, Onehunga High School and Tāmaki College

Maungarei Community Christian Trust

Kidz@one school holiday care costs

 $5,464.00

$5,000.00

Towards bus hire and arts/crafts material

Onehunga Cricket Association

Cricket equipment for Onehunga Cricket Club

 $5,000.00

$3,500.00

Towards balls, helmets, pads, stumps and first aid kits

Total

 

 

$29,270.00

 

c)    declines the following applications listed for community funding:

Group

Purpose

Amount applying for

$

Recommendation

Ellerslie Residents Association Incorporated

Administration of the Ellerslie Residents Association

          $1,000.00

Decline as operational costs are not funded by this scheme

The Learning Collaborative

Academic coaching service delivery

$1,642.00

Decline as the group’s focus is regional and benefit to local board area is minimal

Life Education Trust South East Auckland (t/a Life Education Trust Counties Manukau)

Delivery of Life Education programme to schools experiencing financial hardship, in the Maungakiekie-Tāmaki area 2015

$5,000.00

Decline as received funding from this scheme in this financial year

Blind Foundation

Counselling services

 

$5,000.00

Decline as operational costs/salaries are not funded under this scheme

Father and Child Trust

Funding for salary of a support worker

$5,000.00

Decline as operational costs/salaries are not funded under this scheme

PHAB Association (Auckland) Inc

Youth worker salary contribution

$3,000.00

Decline as operational costs/salaries are not funded under this scheme

Action Education Inc.

Creative programmes and workshops in the Maungakiekie-Tāmaki area

$4,780.00

Decline as the group have received regional funding this financial year

Grandparents Raising Grandchildren Trust New Zealand

GRG newsletter and outreach worker salary contribution

$1,690.00

Decline as received funding from this scheme in this financial year

AphasiaNZ (AphasiaNZ) Charitable Trust

Auckland aphasia hub costs

$3,100.00

Decline as the benefits to the local board area are unclear

Auckland Young Womens Christian Association (t/a YWCA Auckland)

Protect Self Defence "Safe for Life" workshops

$1,460.00

Decline as the benefits to the local board area are unclear

Auckland Kids Achievement Trust - Trading as Foundation for Youth Development Auckland 

Kiwi Can staff wages in low decile schools

$5,000.00

Decline as operational costs/salaries are not funded under this scheme

The Black Grace Trust

Community outreach rehearsal with Black Grace Dance Company

 $3,400.00

Decline as the group have received regional funding this financial year

Maungarei Community Christian Trust

Professional mobile outdoor multi-use display units for programmes, events at Riverside Community Centre & 5A Waipuna Rd 

$6244.50

Decline as the board approve funding towards the Kidz@one school holiday care costs

 

CARRIED

 

16

Onehunga Mall Streetscape Improvements - Concept Design

 

Resolution number MT/2015/44

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

That the Maungakiekie-Tāmaki Local Board:

a)      thanks Adam Johnstone, Project Leader City Transformation, Paul Edmonds, Stakeholder Management Engineer and Keerthi Mayakaduwa, Principal Infrastructure Development Engineer, for their attendance to speak to this item

b)      endorses the final Onehunga Mall Streetscape Improvement Project concept design (Attachment A of the report, page 61 of the Agenda), to enable staff to proceed to detailed design and construction

c)      notes that as part of the implementation of the Onehunga Mall Streetscape Improvement Project, Auckland Transport will lead a formal consultation process on any proposed changes to the current parking time restrictions along Onehunga Mall

d)      notes that council staff will continue to inform key stakeholders throughout the design and construction process including mana whenua, the Onehunga Business Association and all businesses along Onehunga Mall that will be affected by construction

e)      notes that detailed design will be completed by June 2015 and construction is scheduled to be completed by November 2015

f)       instructs the project team to continue working with key stakeholders as they develop the detailed design including the mid-block pedestrian crossing to ensure that the request for a signalised crossing is fully explored and considered.

CARRIED

 

17

61-65 Selwyn Street, Onehunga - application for new commercial lease - Darryl Prout Trading as Enchanged Forest Mini Golf

 

Secretarial note: Officers withdrew the report in light of issues discussed through further due diligence.

 


 

18

Approval of a community lease for multiple premises to Auckland Kindergarten Association

 

Resolution number MT/2015/45

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

That the Maungakiekie-Tāmaki Local Board:

a)      thanks Christine Benson, Advisor Community Lease and Robyn Campbell, Community Lease Advisor, for their attendance to speak to this item

b)      approves the surrender of all current and expired Auckland Kindergarten Association leases from their local board area as specified in the Auckland Kindergarten Association Schedule of Premises and Site Plans (Attachment A of the report, page 75 of the Agenda) subject to the granting of a new community lease;

c)      approves a new community lease to Auckland Kindergarten Association for Onehunga Kindergarten and Sylvia Park Kindergarten, details specified in Attachment A of the report, subject to the following terms and conditions:

i)       Term – 10 years commencing 1 April 2015 with one 10-year right of renewal;

ii)      Rent - $1.00 plus GST per annum if requested;

iii)     The Auckland Kindergarten Association Community Outcomes Plan as approved be attached to the lease document (Attachment B of the report, page 83 of the Agenda);

iv)     All other terms and conditions in accordance with the Auckland Council Community Occupancy Guidelines July 2012.

d)      requests that officers work with Auckland Kindergarten Association to develop a schedule to the Community Outcomes Plan aligned to outcomes in the Maungakiekie-Tāmaki Local Board Plan for Onehunga and Sylvia Park kindergartens and delegates approval of the plan to the lease portfolio holder.

 

CARRIED

 

19

AMETI - Park Land Proposals

 

Resolution number MT/2015/46

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

That the Maungakiekie-Tāmaki Local Board:

a)      thanks Steve Owens, Parks Advisor and Cathy Bebelman, Auckland Transport contractor, for their attendance to speak to this item

b)      notes the declaration under S114 of the Public Works Act (1981) of the following sections of park land for roading purposes:

i)       7 m2 of Allotment 55, Part Allotment 56 Section 1 Small Lots near Village of Panmure. CFR NA16A/991 Recreation Reserve by NZ Gazette 1979

 

ii)      210 m2 of Part Allotments 45, 63-64, 77-79 Section 2 Village of Panmure. CFR NA1D/726 Reserve for Recreation Purposes subject to Reserve Act 1977

 

iii)     268 m2 of Allotment 81 Section 2 Village of Panmure. CFR NA7A/1212 (Reserve for Plantation subject to the Reserves and Domains Act 1953).

c)      supports the following in compensation for the park land to be taken for roading purposes:

i)       2482m2 being Section 33 (2031 m2) + Lot 1 DP 140046 (451 m2) NA83A/907 SO 471986 adjacent to Bill McKinlay Park (subject to AT Board approval) noting that Auckland Transport will ensure that the site meets the National Environmental Standard for Assessing and Managing Contaminants in Soil to Protect Human Health (NES 2011) before its transfer to the Maungakiekie-Tāmaki Local Board.

ii)      Improvements to Domain Reserve including a new access route, reconfiguration of the upper carpark, improved lighting, drainage and vegetation along the rear access to Squash Courts (subject to Auckland Council determining the future of the building)

d)      notes the commitment from Auckland Transport to collaborate with Auckland Council to implement cycling/walking improvements in the Panmure area.

 

CARRIED

 

20

Auckland Transport Monthly Update Report – April 2015

 

Resolution number MT/2015/47

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

That the Maungakiekie-Tāmaki Local Board:

a)      receives the report.

CARRIED

 

21

Developing the Empowered Communities Approach

 

Resolution number MT/2015/48

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

That the Maungakiekie-Tāmaki Local Board:

a)      receives the Developing the Empowered Communities Approach report

b)      notes that the board will have opportunity to provide formal feedback at its business meeting on 21 May 2015.

CARRIED

 

Secretarial note: Item 23 was taken before item 22 at 8.04pm.

 

22

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

 

Resolution number MT/2015/50

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

That the Maungakiekie-Tāmaki Local Board:

a)      receives the feedback on the long-term plan 2015-2025 proposals

b)      notes that the board will make decisions on its local budget in view of submissions received at its additional meeting on 16 June 2015

c)      confirms the following advocacy points for the discussions with the Budget Committee on 24, 28 and 29 April:

i)       More investment in the greenways network – a walking, cycling and ecological pathway connecting people to local destinations.

ii)      Improvements to the cluster of community buildings in Glen Innes (Library, CAB, Plunket, Marae and community hall) to enable these buildings to serve the community better.

iii)     Hydrodynamic modelling of the Manukau Harbour to enhance understanding of the harbour and recognise its importance.

iv)     Explore the reopening to the public and possible future redevelopment of the Onehunga Wharf.

v)      Allocation of discretionary capital budgets to local boards to enable them to deliver the projects their communities want to see happen locally and respond more effectively to local needs.

d)      notes with regard to the regional Long-term Plan proposal for overall average general rates increase of 3.5% that 52% of people from Maungakiekie-Tāmaki who provided feedback as part of the Long-term Plan consultation did not support this proposal, with 78% indicating support for a rates rise lower than 3.5%

e)      notes with regard to the regional Long-term Plan proposal asking people to indicate their preference for the proposed Basic Transport Network or the Auckland Plan Transport Network that:

i)          50% of people from Maungakiekie-Tāmaki who provided feedback as part of the Long-term Plan consultation indicated a preference for the Auckland Plan Transport Network compared with 33% who indicated a preference for the Basic Transport Network.

ii)         In its 2015 Regional Land Transport Programme submission the Maungakiekie-Tāmaki Local Board indicated that it supports a higher level of investment in transport than can be provided for through the Basic Transport Network but believes that the Auckland Plan Transport Network requires further refinement and potential removal of currently included projects. The board indicated a preference for a middle-ground approach with a greater emphasis on investment in public transport, walking and cycling.

f)       notes with regard to the regional Long-term Plan proposal asking people to indicate their preference for a motorway user charge or a fuel tax plus 1% rates rise to fund the extra investment required to deliver the Auckland Plan Transport network that:

i)       38% of people from Maungakiekie-Tāmaki who provided feedback as part of the Long-term Plan consultation indicated a preference for the motorway user charge compared with 33% who indicated a preference for the fuel tax plus 1% rates rise.

ii)      In its 2015 Regional Land Transport Programme submission the Maungakiekie-Tāmaki Local Board did not adopt a particular view on this proposal but indicated that it was generally supportive of shifting the funding burden to sources of revenue other than rates, particularly those methods that support positive changes to behavior, and that it generally supports ongoing investigation and consideration of all possible funding mechanisms to enable a greater level of transport investment than that outlined in the Basic Transport Programme.

g)      notes with regard to the regional Long-term Plan proposal asking people whether they support Auckland Council replacing two existing Council Controlled Organisations (Auckland Waterfront Development Agency Limited and Auckland Council Property Limited) with a new development agency that:

i)       52% of people from Maungakiekie-Tāmaki who provided feedback as part of the Long-term Plan consultation supported this proposal while 32% opposed it.

ii)      At its business meeting of 21 October 2014 the Maungakiekie-Tāmaki Local Board resolved to support the proposal to create a new Council Controlled Organisation to drive the delivery of the development and urban improvement goals of the Auckland Plan, but also recommended that the governing body consider the following in respect of this proposal:

1.         the role and decision-making responsibilities of local boards in place making and place shaping

2.         the need to ensure good community outcomes and that investment in community facilities and open space and other social priorities are accorded as much importance as hard infrastructure planning and delivery

3.         the need to ensure that the need to progress development at pace does not override the need to protect Auckland’s built heritage and natural environment.

h)      notes with regard to the regional Long-term Plan proposal asking people what level of Uniform Annual General Charge (UAGC) they support that:

i)       55% of people from Maungakiekie-Tāmaki who provided feedback as part of the Long-term Plan consultation favoured keeping the UAGC at $385, 21% favoured reducing it and 17% favoured increasing it.

ii)      At its business meeting of 21 October 2014 the Maungakiekie-Tāmaki Local Board noted that the UAGC can be used as a tool to moderate the impact of the revaluation and requests that sufficient modelling be available to support the public consultation process.

i)       notes with regard to the regional Long-term Plan proposal asking whether people support the proposal to reduce business rates from 32.8% of all rates to 25.8% over 10 years that:

i)       65% of people from Maungakiekie-Tāmaki who provided feedback as part of the Long-term Plan consultation opposed this proposal.

ii)      At its business meeting of 21 October 2014 the Maungakiekie-Tāmaki Local Board resolved to support a reduction in the level of the business differential, but recommended that the transition toward the eventual differential of 1.7 be managed over a longer period to take into account the impact of the affordability of rates on households due to the 2014 revaluation as well as the level of average rate increases proposed on an annual basis.

j)       delegates authority to the chairperson of the Maungakiekie-Tāmaki Local Board to represent the board’s views on any new or emerging issues that may arise in the remaining stages of the Long-term Plan 2015-2025 process.

CARRIED

 

23

Extra meeting scheduled for the Maungakiekie-Tāmaki Local Board Long Term Plan process

 

Resolution number MT/2015/49

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

That the Maungakiekie-Tāmaki Local Board:

a)       agrees to hold an extra meeting of the board to conclude the Long Term Plan process on Tuesday, 16 June 2015 at 4.00pm at the Maungakiekie-Tāmaki Local Board office, 7-13 Pilkington Road, Panmure to adopt the local board agreement, 10 year budget and fees and charges schedules.

CARRIED

 

24

Record of Maungakiekie-Tāmaki Local Board Workshops - March 2015

 

Resolution number MT/2015/51

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

That the record of Maungakiekie-Tāmaki Local Board:

a)      receives the workshops report for March 2015.

CARRIED

 

25

Board Members' Reports

 

Resolution number MT/2015/52

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

That the Maungakiekie-Tāmaki Local Board:

a)         receives board member BM Graham’s written report.

CARRIED

 

26

Chair's Report to the Maungakiekie-Tāmaki Local Board

 

Resolution number MT/2015/53

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

That the Maungakiekie-Tāmaki Local Board:

a)         receives the Chairperson’s verbal report.

CARRIED

 

27

Governing Body Member's Update

 

Apologies received from Governing Body Member Denise Krum.

 

28        Consideration of Extraordinary Items

 

 

 

8.20pm                                               The Chairperson thanked Members for their attendance and attention to business and declared the meeting closed.

 

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

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

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