Auckland City Centre Advisory Board

 

OPEN MINUTES

 

Minutes of a meeting of the Auckland City Centre Advisory Board held in the Room 1, Level 26, 135 Albert Street, Auckland on Wednesday, 22 July 2015 at 3.00pm.

 

present

 

 

 

City Centre Stakeholder

Acting Chairperson

Kate Healy

Ngāti Whātua Ōrākei

Members

Dick Ayres

CBD Residents Advisory Group

 

Viv Beck

Business Improvement District

 

Greg Cohen

Tourism/Travel

 

Shale Chambers

Waitemata Local Board, Auckland Council

 

Tim Coffey

CBD Residents Advisory Group

 

John Coop (until 4.00pm)

Urban design/institute of architects

 

Terry Cornelius, JP, FCA

Retail sector

 

Jillian de Beer

Arts and Cultural Sector

 

Andrew Gaukrodger

Corporate sector including financial and other professional services

 

Barbara Holloway

Business Improvement District

 

Andrea Hutchins

Property Council of NZ

 

Mark Kingsford

Corporate sector including financial and other professional services

 

Nigel Murphy

Tertiary Education (University of Auckland & Auckland University of Technology)

 

Rory Palmer (alternate) Mayoral office (until 3.50pm)

Auckland Council

 

ABSENT

 

 

Mayor Len Brown

Auckland Council

 

Prof Jenny Dixon

University of Auckland

 

Peter Fehl (alternate)

University of Auckland

 

Cr Mike Lee

Auckland Council

 

ALSO PRESENT

 

 

Tania Loveridge (alternate)

Business Improvement District

 

Vernon Tava

Waitemata Local Board Member

 


Auckland City Centre Advisory Board

22 July 2015

 

 

1          Apologies

 

Resolution number CEN/2015/51

MOVED by Member Tim Coffey, seconded by Member Dick Ayres:  

That the Auckland City Centre Advisory Board:

a)         accept the apologies from Mayor Brown, Cr Mike Lee, Member Jenny Dixon and Peter Fehl (alternate) for absence.

CARRIED

 

2          Declaration of Interest

 

There were no declarations of interest.

 

3          Confirmation of Minutes

 

Resolution number CEN/2015/52

MOVED by Member Nigel Murphy, seconded by Member Barbara Holloway:  

That the Auckland City Centre Advisory Board:

a)         confirm the ordinary minutes of its meeting, held on Wednesday, 24 June 2015, including the confidential section, as a true and correct record subject to the following change to item 2, as follows:

Member Tania Loveridge declared an interest in relation to item 10: City Centre Place Activation Strategy and Funding  7: Proposed 2015-25 Targeted Rate Funding Criteria and Forward Work Programme.

The conflict of interest was for the City Centre Targeted Rate Forward Programme only, in relation to Pedestrian Counts and Destination Marketing projects of which Heart of the City is a recipient of funding.

Notes:

i)             It should be noted that Heart of the City’s (HOTC) recommendation to increase funding to pedestrian counts is not with any intent to directly fund HOTC. It identifies the potential to ensure adequate capture of counts in new areas earmarked for future investment and this would be through council investment.

ii)            Delete the statement under Item 10 which reads: Member Tania Loveridge took no part in the item.

CARRIED

 

4          Extraordinary Business

 

There was no extraordinary business.

 

5

Election of the Chairperson

 

Resolution number CEN/2015/53

MOVED by Member Nigel Murphy, seconded by Member John Coop:  

That the Auckland City Centre Advisory Board:

a)      agree to defer the agenda item to the September 2015 meeting.

CARRIED

 


 


6

Briefing on managing conflicts of interest

 

Nicolette Butler, Senior Solicitor, Auckland Council presented a powerpoint presentation in support of the item and answered questions. A copy of the presentation has been placed on the official minutes and is available on the Auckland website as a minutes attachment.

 

Resolution number CEN/2015/54

MOVED by Member Terry Cornelius, seconded by Member Barbara Holloway:  

That the Auckland City Centre Advisory Board:

a)      receive the briefing and presentation on conflicts of interest.

CARRIED

 

Attachments

a     22 July 2015 - Auckland City Centre Advisory Board - Item 6 - Briefing on managing conflicts of interest - powerpoint presentation

 

 

7

Issues of significance

 

The Acting Chairperson Kate Healy and Member Tim Coffey provided an update in relation to the Port Future Study plenary meeting held on 9 July 2015. The following concerns were noted:

·         disappointment with the way the plenary meeting was conducted

·         disappointment with the facilitation process

·         about 75-80 prime decision makers of Auckland were present, with the sense of goodwill for the benefit of the wharf, however the quality of the plenary meeting did not meet the standard required for this important project.

The meeting agreed that the formal feedback be circulated to members prior to it being forwarded to the Mayor and Chief Executive.

 

Resolution number CEN/2015/55

MOVED by Member Shale Chambers, seconded by Member Tim Coffey:  

That the Auckland City Centre Advisory Board:

a)      receive the information.

b)      agree to communicate the feedback on the Port Future Study plenary meeting to the Mayor and Chief Executive.

CARRIED

 

 

8

City Centre Integration (CCI) Progress Update for Auckland City Centre Advisory Board

 

Andrew Guthrie, Programme Director spoke and answered questions on his report.

Member Tim Coffey provided feedback on the following :

·         Bledisloe Pocket Park Winter Warm up activation project

·         questioned the logical order of the Quay Streetscape Upgrade project in relation to the seawall upgrade, which should be a priority rather than a project that is actioned after other central Wharves/Quay Street activities

·         questioned the reasoning behind the increase of bus volumes in the roll-out of Light Rail Transit, taking on considerations of the PNAP study that has been already undertaken.

In response, Andrew Guthrie noted that the seawall upgrade was being prioritised but the design and work required needed to be informed by other projects planned within the vicinity, and that the Light Rail Transit roll-out would not increase existing bus volumes.

 

 

Resolution number CEN/2015/56

MOVED by Member Nigel Murphy, seconded by Member Andrea Hutchins:  

That the Auckland City Centre Advisory Board:

a)      receive the City Centre Integration progress report, updated to 15 July 2015.

CARRIED

 

9

Proposed 2015-25 Targeted Rate Funding Criteria and Forward Work Programme – Updated

 

Todd Berry, senior Programme Manager was present and answered questions for this item.

 

Resolution number CEN/2015/57

MOVED by Member Shale Chambers, seconded by Member Tim Coffey:  

That the Auckland City Centre Advisory Board:

a)      adopt the updated City Centre Targeted Rate (CCTR) Project Assessment Criteria as a guide to the assessment of proposed project benefits and importance, relative to potential funding through the CCTR

b)      receive the updated Forward Work Programme including the current proposed targeted rate funded projects (for the FY15/16 – FY24/25 period) and provide final feedback prior to finalisation and endorsement at the August Auckland City Centre Advisory Board meeting.

CARRIED

 

 

10

Communications: momentum and mitigation

 

Oliver Roberts – Strategy and Communication Manager was present and answered questions for this item.

 

Resolution number CEN/2015/58

MOVED by Member Dick Ayres, seconded by Member Greg Cohen:  

That the Auckland City Centre Advisory Board:

a)      support the direction of the momentum and mitigation programme,

b)      note the request that some Targeted Rate budget for overarching collateral, promotion and engagement may be required going forward.

CARRIED

 

 

11

Pioneer Women’s and Ellen Melville Hall and Freyberg Square upgrade

 

Lisa Spasic, Senior Project Leader presented a powperpoint presentation and answered questions in support of the item. A copy of the presentation has been placed on the official minutes and is available on the Auckland Council website as a minutes attachment.

 

Resolution number CEN/2015/59

MOVED by Member Barbara Holloway, seconded by Member Tim Coffey:  

That the Auckland City Centre Advisory Board:

a)      note the current designs for the Pioneer Women’s and Ellen Melville Hall and Freyberg Square upgrade

b)      support that the project is ready for further engagement with the Auckland public, notably with residents, local businesses and property owners, city centre employees and youth.

CARRIED

 

Attachments

a     22 July 2015 - Auckland City Centre Advisory Board - Item 11: Pioneer Women's and Ellen Melville Hall and Freyberg Square upgrade presentation

 

 

12

Nelson Street Cycleway Amenity Enhancements Project Update

 

Dean MacKenzie, Monk MacKenzie Ltd, Henry Crothers, Landlab, Simon Oddie, City Centre Integration and Tim Watts, General Manager Design Office were in attendance for this item.

A powerpoint presentation on the outcomes of the work to date on the scope and conceptual ideas was presented, a copy of which has been placed on the official minutes and is available on the Auckland Council website.

 

Resolution number CEN/2015/60

MOVED by Member Jillian de Beer, seconded by Member Barbara Holloway:  

That the Auckland City Centre Advisory Board:

a)      receive the report and presentation on latest scoping and design work for amenity enhancements for the Nelson Street cycleway project.

CARRIED

 

Attachments

a     22 July 2015 - Auckland City Centre Advisory Board - Item 12 : Nelson Street Cycleway Amenity Enhancements Project update - presentation  

  

 

13        Consideration of Extraordinary Items

 

There were no extraordinary items.  

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

CONFIRMED AS A TRUE AND CORRECT RECORD AT A MEETING OF THE Auckland City Centre Advisory Board HELD ON

 

 

 

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