Puketāpapa Local Board (LTP)

 

OPEN MINUTES

 

 

 

Minutes of a meeting of the Puketāpapa Local Board held in the Waikowhai Room, Fickling Convention Centre, 546 Mt Albert Road, Three Kings on Wednesday, 22 April 2015 at 10.01am.

 

present

 

Chairperson

Julie Fairey

 

 

 

Deputy Chairperson

 

 

 

 

Members

David Holm

 

 

 

 

Ella Kumar

 

 

 

 

Michael Wood

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

APOLOGIES

 

Member

Harry Doig

For absence.

Member

Nigel Turnbull

For absence

 

 

 

 

 


Puketāpapa Local Board

22 April 2015

 

 

 

1          Welcome

 

            Chairperson Fairey delivered the welcome message.

 

2          Apologies

 

Resolution number PKTPP/2015/49

MOVED by Chairperson JM Fairey, seconded by Member E Kumar:  

That the Puketāpapa Local Board:

a)         accept the apology from Members Doig and Turnbull for absence.

CARRIED

 

 

3          Declaration of Interest

 

There were no declarations of interest.

 

4          Confirmation of Minutes

 

There were no minutes to confirm.

 

5          Leave of Absence

 

There were no leaves of absence.

 

6          Acknowledgements

 

There were no acknowledgements.

 

7          Petitions

 

There were no petitions.

 

8          Deputations

 

There were no deputations.

 

9          Public Forum

 

There was no public forum.

 

10        Extraordinary Business

 

There was no extraordinary business.

 

11        Notices of Motion

 

There were no notices of motion.


 

 

12

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

 

Resolution number PKTPP/2015/50

MOVED by Chairperson JM Fairey, seconded by Member DA Holm:  

That the Puketāpapa Local Board:

a)      confirm an updated list of advocacy points for the discussions with the Budget Committee on 24, 28 and 29 April 2015.

b)      confirm its positions on regional issues and delegates to the Chairperson to communicate these positions at the upcoming Budget Committee workshops:

i)     Investing in Auckland

       The Puketāpapa Local Board has previously supported 3.5% rates increase, as we saw that as necessary to provide funding for local board projects in our area and elsewhere.  However, the proposal put to the community for the Long-term Plan at 3.5% contains few benefits for the Puketāpapa community above what was proposed at 2.5%.  This, along with strong submitter numbers in our area against the 3.5% list, causes us to reconsider our previous support of the 3.5% probably in part as a result of this absence of Puketāpapa projects in the 3.5% list, causes us to reconsider our previous support of the 3.5% proposal.  If Governing Body were to adopt a more equitable list of projects covered by the 3.5% proposal, in particular, reinstate funding to the Manukau Foreshore Coastal Walkway which was the most strongly supported local project by Puketāpapa submitters, that would be likely to receive support from the Puketāpapa Local Board.

ii)    Fixing Transport

       The Puketāpapa Local Board support the Auckland Plan in principle, noting strong local support for this option from submitters, however has some reservations in regard to roading projects in that Plan and would like to see full consideration of the “Essentials” Plan proposed by Generation Zero, as a more affordable option that focuses on public and active transport.  This position is reinforced by strong local submitter support for the following regional proposals in the area of transport:

·           Cycling infrastructure

·           Bus lanes, new bus infrastructure, bus services

·           The Dominion Road project

·           Light Rail

·           Roading network optimisation and resilience

·           Rail infrastructure, including the CRL and a link to the Airport

       We have received very mixed feedback on the funding options, and are unable to take a firm position on this due to the poor framing of the question, which seemed skewed against one option because of the combining of rates increase and fuel tax.

iii)   Your Rates

       The Puketāpapa Local Board continues to support the current UAGC level of $385.  We note that 46% of local submitters supported this, and a further 24% supported a lower level of UAGC.

 

 

 

       The Puketāpapa Local Board continues to support a freeze on the reduction in business differential and continues to see a wholesale review of the reduction programme, in the interests of a more equitable spread of rates in relation to those who benefit from the rates spend.

       The Puketāpapa Local Board notes that one third of the of local households face residential rates increases of more than 10% and continues to support a 10% cap on residential rates increases and encourages Auckland Council to seek remission options to deliver this.

iv)   Development Auckland CCO Proposal

       The Puketāpapa Local Board notes that a larger portion of local submitters supported this proposal than opposed it and supports the establishment of the Development Auckland CCO, as a replacement for Auckland Council Property Ltd and Waterfront Auckland.  However, we express concern that care be taken to ensure that the new CCO does include town centre developments and regenerations outside of the central city and waterfront, and proposes the following local town centres for such attention:

·           Three Kings

·           Stoddard Road

·           Mt Roskill Village (corner Dominion and Mt Albert Roads)

       It is our view that there must be strong formal community and elected member involvement at the governance and project levels.

v)    Library hour reductions

       The Puketāpapa Local Board notes strong local submitter opposition to a reduction in library hours at the Mt Roskill Library, by 4 hours per week, as a result of regional funding cuts.

c)         delegate to the Chairperson to develop and put forward the local board’s views on any key issues that will arise from time to time in the deliberations on the Long-term Plan 2015-2025.

d)         proposes that urgent discussion be convened between Council officers, Puketāpapa Local Board members, James Wallace Arts Trust and Governing Body members as appropriate, in order to try and develop a robust consensus position in relation to long term funding of the James Wallace Arts Centre at Pah Homestead and the proposed functions centre.

CARRIED

 

Attachments

a     Advocacy areas updated 22 April 2015

 


 

13        Consideration of Extraordinary Items

 

There was no consideration of extraordinary items.

 

 

11.01 am                                            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 Puketāpapa Local Board HELD ON

 

 

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