Manurewa Local Board

 

OPEN MINUTES

 

 

 

Minutes of a meeting of the Manurewa Local Board held in the Manurewa Local Board Office, 7 Hill Road, Manurewa on Thursday, 9 July 2015 at 6.30pm.

 

present

 

Chairperson

Angela Dalton

 

 

 

Deputy Chairperson

Simeon Brown

 

 

 

Members

Michael Bailey

 

 

 

 

Angela Cunningham-Marino

 

 

 

 

Hon. George Hawkins, QSO

 

 

 

 

Danella McCormick

 

 

 

 

Ken Penney

 

 

 

 

Daryl Wrightson

 

 

 

 

 

ALSO PRESENT

 

 

Cr Calum Penrose

 

Cr Sir John Walker, KMNZ, CBE

 

 


Manurewa Local Board

09 July 2015

 

 

 

1          Welcome

 

Member Michael Bailey led the meeting in prayer.

 

2          Apologies

 

There were no apologies.

 

3          Declaration of Interest

 

There were no declarations of interest.

 

 

4          Confirmation of Minutes

 

Resolution number MR/2015/116

MOVED by Chairperson AM Dalton, seconded by Member GW Hawkins:  

That the Manurewa Local Board:

a)         confirm the ordinary minutes of its meeting, held on Thursday, 11 June 2015 as a true and correct record.

CARRIED

 

5          Leave of Absence

 

There were no leaves of absence.

 

6          Acknowledgements

 

There were no acknowledgements.

 

7          Petitions

 

There were no petitions.

 

8          Deputations

 

8.1

Presentation of Manurewa Local Board Smokefree Banners - Cherry Morgan, Cancer Society

 

Cherry Morgan (Project Manager) and Leitu Tufuga (Community Engagement Leader), Cancer Society Auckland Division, presented the Manurewa Local Board Smokefree Banners and gave an update on the Smokefree Policy.

 

 

Resolution number MR/2015/117

MOVED by Chairperson AM Dalton, seconded by Member D Wrightson:  

That the Manurewa Local Board:

a)      thank Cherry Morgan (Project Manager) and Leitu Tufuga (Community Engagement Leader), Cancer Society Auckland Division, for the three Manurewa Local Board Smokefree Banners and the update on the Smokefree Policy.

CARRIED

 

 

9          Public Forum

 

There was no public forum.

 

 

10        Extraordinary Business

 

10.1

Extraordinary business – Notice of Motion - Interim Transport Levy - Hon. George Hawkins

 

 

 

Resolution number MR/2015/118

MOVED by Chairperson AM Dalton, seconded by Member MJ Bailey:  

That the Manurewa Local Board:

a)            agree to consider an extraordinary item of business as item 28.1 regarding a notice of motion relating to the Interim Transport Levy.  The reason for urgency for this item is:

i)             the local board agenda had closed before the referenced item appeared in ‘Our Auckland’.  This is a matter of significance to the community of Manurewa and the board want to contact the Auditor General as soon as possible.

CARRIED

 

 

11        Notices of Motion

 

Secretarial note:  A Notice of Motion from Hon. George Hawkins regarding the interim Transport Levy was considered as an extraordinary item of business.  Please refer to item 28.1.

 

 

Precedence of Business

Resolution number MR/2015/119

MOVED by Chairperson AM Dalton, seconded by Deputy Chairperson SP Brown:  

That the Manurewa Local Board:

a)            agree that item 13 be considered at this time.

CARRIED

 

 

12

Manurewa Youth Council Update

 

Matthew Ward (Deputy Chairperson) and Jacinta Talia'uli (Secretary) Manurewa Youth Council spoke to the documents on the agenda.

 

 

Resolution number MR/2015/120

MOVED by Chairperson AM Dalton, seconded by Deputy Chairperson SP Brown:  

That the Manurewa Local Board:

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

i)          the Manurewa Youth Council accountability report for the period 13 November 2014 – 10 June 2015

ii)         the reconciliation of expenditure for 1 January – 30 June 2015

iii)        the proposed plan for 1 July 2015 – 31 December 2015

b)         approve the allocation of $10,000 to the Manurewa Youth Council, from the WBS budget code N.002478.01, to fund their activities for the next six months from 1 July 2015 – 31 December 2015.

CARRIED

 

 

13

Manurewa Ward Councillors Update

 

Resolution number MR/2015/121

MOVED by Chairperson AM Dalton, seconded by Member DJ McCormick:  

That the Manurewa Local Board:

a)      receive the verbal reports from:

i)       Councillor Calum Penrose regarding:

·       Long-term Plan

·       Transport levy

CARRIED

 

 

14

Portfolio Update

 

Daryl Wrightson, Arts, Culture and Events Portfolio Lead tabled a report. 

 

Simeon Brown, Community Services Portfolio Lead tabled a photographs of the realigned pathway from Station Road to James Road.

 

A copy of these documents can be publicly view on the Auckland Council website.

 

 

Resolution number MR/2015/122

MOVED by Chairperson AM Dalton, seconded by Member GW Hawkins:  

That the Manurewa Local Board

a)         receive the portfolio update tabled from:

i)       Daryl Wrightson, Arts, Culture and Events Portfolio Lead

 

b)            receive the verbal portfolio updates from:

i)             Daryl Wrightson, Manukau Harbour Forum representative

ii)            Simeon Brown, Community Services Portfolio Lead regarding:

·         the realigned pathway and lighting from Station Road to James Road.

·         Next step is to put up a mural.

CARRIED

 

Attachments

a     July 2015 - Arts, Culture and Events Portfolio update

b     Photographs of the realigned pathway and lighting between Station Road and James Road

 


 

15

Chairperson's Update

 

Resolution number MR/2015/123

MOVED by Chairperson AM Dalton, seconded by Member MJ Bailey:  

That the Manurewa Local Board:

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

i)          concerns over the Empowered Communities Approach – local boards have not agreed to the approach.  The boards feel it should be driven from the bottom up.  Boards are at different states of readiness.  Feels the empowered communities approach is about cutting budgets – believes this is not a good basis to deliver a sound community development model. Concerned about the impact on staff.  Feels it should have been transitioned and devolved down to community the right way.  The $1.6million has gone through the Long-term Plan in the first year with more to follow.  

ii)         moving into the work plans

iii)           budgets are very tight

iv)           Alcohol ban submissions are low at the moment. 

v)            Thank you to everyone who attended and supported the Halver Road Peace Tree Planting.

vi)           Looking forward to finishing off the projects that were started some time ago.

CARRIED

 

 

16

Auckland Transport Update – July 2015

 

Resolution number MR/2015/124

MOVED by Chairperson AM Dalton, seconded by Member MJ Bailey:  

That the Manurewa Local Board:

a)            receive the report entitled “Auckland Transport Update – July 2015”.

b)            restate its concern about the ability of Auckland Transport to deliver on the Manurewa Local Board Transport Capital Fund projects.

c)            request an update on Auckland Transport’s compliance with the Manukau City Council and Southmall safety and service delivery contract.

CARRIED

 

 

Precedence of Business

MOVED by Chairperson AM Dalton, seconded by Member D Wrightson:   

That the Manurewa Local Board:

a)            agree that items 19 and 20 be considered at this time.

CARRIED

 


 

17

Formal Naming of Adams Park

 

Resolution number MR/2015/125

MOVED by Chairperson AM Dalton, seconded by Member MJ Bailey:   

That the Manurewa Local Board resolve to:

a)      formally name 124 & 126 Maich Road, Turner Park.

b)      consider opportunities to incorporate the names suggested by iwi to other parks and reserves in Manurewa.

CARRIED

 

 

18

Memorial Peace Tree & Plaque at Arline Schutz Park

 

Resolution number MR/2015/126

MOVED by Chairperson AM Dalton, seconded by Member GW Hawkins:  

That the Manurewa Local Board:

a)      approve a memorial plaque to be installed on a plinth beneath the ‘Peace Tree’ on Arline Schutz Park.

CARRIED

 

 

19

Manurewa Town Centre Project

 

Resolution number MR/2015/127

MOVED by Chairperson AM Dalton, seconded by Member GW Hawkins:  

That the Manurewa Local Board:

a)         approve $50,000 for the Manurewa Town Centre initiatives, to implement Action 1.4 - Manurewa Town Centre value proposition and brand (attachment A to the report entitled “Manurewa Town Centre Project”) and confirm the allocation of $25,000 from the local economic development planning initiative with a further $25,000 to be identified following the consideration of all work programmes.

b)      support in-principle approval of two further projects due to start in 2016/2017, namely,   Manurewa Town Centre investment prospectus (Action 1.5 - attachment B to the report entitled “Manurewa Town Centre Project”) and  Manurewa Town Centre – establish closer relationship with landlords (Action 1.6 - attachment C to the report entitled “Manurewa Town Centre Project”)

c)      request staff present a further report to the board early in the 2016/2017 financial year for budget approval for the two projects referred to in b) above, being: 

i)       Manurewa Town Centre investment prospectus (Action 1.5 - attachment B to the report entitled “Manurewa Town Centre Project”), and 

ii)      Manurewa Town Centre – establish closer relationship with landlords (Action 1.6 - attachment C to the report entitled “Manurewa Town Centre Project”).

CARRIED

 


 

20

Community Facilities Network Plan

 

Resolution number MR/2015/128

MOVED by Chairperson AM Dalton, seconded by Deputy Chairperson SP Brown:  

That the Manurewa Local Board:

a)      support the draft Community Facilities Network Plan and associated draft Action Plan to guide council’s investment in the provision of community facilities.

b)      note that local board views will be reported to the Regional Strategy and Policy Committee in August 2015.

CARRIED

 

 

21

Manukau Harbour Forum: Legislative Change Requiring Agreement by Resolution

 

Resolution number MR/2015/129

MOVED by Chairperson AM Dalton, seconded by Member D Wrightson:  

That the Manurewa Local Board:

a)      agrees with the recommendations of the Manukau Harbour Forum and resolves to:

i)       appoint member Daryl Wrightson and member Danella McCormick as the alternate member to the Manukau Harbour Forum

ii)      confirm that the chairperson and deputy chairperson of the Manukau Harbour Forum will be elected by a majority of members at the first meeting of each electoral term

iii)     confirm the revised Terms of Reference for the Manukau Harbour Forum as appended to Agenda reports

iv)     delegate authority to the Manukau Harbour Forum to make decisions within its terms of reference, noting that any significant or controversial decisions will only be made by the forum with the confirmation by resolution of all the member boards that would be affected by the decision and that the local board will reserve the right to hold and promote a different view to that of the forum on any issue that may impact the Manurewa Local Board area.

v)      confirm that any changes to this agreement will be agreed first by the Manukau Harbour Forum then recommended to the nine member boards for their approval, noting that resolutions must be identical

vi)     note that in order for the requirements of this new agreement for the Manukau Harbour Forum to be reached, the resolutions of each of the nine member boards made in respect of recommendations a) (i)-(v) above (with the exception of a) (i) where appointees are to be named) must be identical and that in the absence of identical resolutions by all member boards the Forum will not meet the requirements under clause 30a of Schedule 7 to the Local Government Act 2002.

CARRIED

 


 

22

Review of Alcohol Bans 2015

 

Resolution number MR/2015/130

MOVED by Chairperson AM Dalton, seconded by Deputy Chairperson SP Brown:  

That the Manurewa Local Board:

a)      receive the report entitled “Review of Alcohol Bans 2015”.

b)      note that the board has agreed at the 14 May 2015 Manurewa Local Board business meeting:

·   to undertake full public consultation, to obtain a greater understanding of the impact of alcohol-related crime or disorder in the current alcohol ban areas

·   that a hearings panel will hear from members of the public on this issue.

c)      confirm that hearings on the review of alcohol bans will occur on Friday, 14 August 2015, commencing at 9am in the Manurewa Local Board Office meeting room, Shop 3-5, 7 Hill Road, Manurewa.

d)      confirm that, depending on the number of submitters requesting to be heard, deliberations on the review of alcohol bans will either:

i)       occur immediately after the hearings have been completed on Friday, 14 August 2015, or,

ii)      on Thursday, 23 August 2015 at 6.30pm in the Manurewa Local Board Office meeting room, Shop 3-5, 7 Hill Road, Manurewa.

e)      note that the above dates will also be advertised in Manukau Courier and on the Manurewa Local Board Facebook page.

f)       note the report received in May 2015, which set out the proposal to review alcohol bans in the local board area and outlined the process for the review of alcohol bans.

CARRIED

 

 

23

Manurewa Local Board - Further feedback on review of
District Licensing Committee structure

 

Resolution number MR/2015/131

MOVED by Chairperson AM Dalton, seconded by Member GW Hawkins:  

That the Manurewa Local Board:

a)      endorse the further feedback on the review of the District Licensing Committee structure.

CARRIED

 

 

24

Reports Requested - Pending - Issues

 

The Manager Aquatics & Recreation Facilities provided an updated capital expenditure (capex) and operational expenditure (opex) document for the Manurewa Leisure renewals programme for the period 2011 – 2015. 

 

A copy of this document can be publicly viewed on the Auckland Council website.

 

 

 

Resolution number MR/2015/132

MOVED by Chairperson AM Dalton, seconded by Member GW Hawkins:  

That the Manurewa Local Board:

a)            receive the report entitled “reports requested – pending – issues”, noting that the workshop for Manurewa Performing Arts Needs and Options Analysis / Nathan Homestead has been scheduled for Tuesday, 28 July 2015.

CARRIED

 

Attachments

a     Updated Manurewa Leisure renewals programme capex and opex spend for the period 2011-2015

 

 

25

Manurewa Local Board Achievements Register 2013-2016 Electoral Term

 

Resolution number MR/2015/133

MOVED by Chairperson AM Dalton, seconded by Member DJ McCormick:  

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)          approved community grants applications to the amount of $100,397 of at the 11 June board meeting as follows:

Local Board Discretionary Community Fund:

-        Auckland Kids Achievement Trust - $10,000

-        Auckland Single Parent’s Trust and Te Kaitiakitanga Tamaki Makaurau o te Matua Kotahitanga - $1,000

-        Auckland Young Women’s Christian Association (t/a YWCA Auckland) - $1,460

-        Bhartiya Samaj Charitable Trust - $1,271

-        Blue Light Ventures Inc. - $2,175

-        Carlson School for Cerebral Palsy - $2,000

-        Connected Media Charitable Trust - $867

-        Life Education Trust South East Auckland (t/a Life Education Trust Counties Manukau) - $5,000

-        Manukau Orchestral Society Inc. - $3,500

-        Manurewa Business Association Inc. - $3,478

-        Multiple Sclerosis Society of Auckland and the North Shore Inc. - $4,000

-        New Foundations Trust - $8,562

-        Senior Citizens Service Club of Manurewa - $2,790

-        The Parenting Place - Attitude Youth Division - $3,697

-        The Parenting Place - Toolbox Division - $2,168

-        Te Whakaora Tangata - $9,939

Marae Facilities Fund

-        Manurewa Marae Trust Board 2008 Inc. - $25,286

Rates Assistance

-        Lifechurch NZ Community Trust - $3,143

Social Investment Fund

-        Auckland Cambodian Youth and Recreation Trust - $1,450

-        Manukau Youth Orchestra - $5,000

-        South Asian Trust Inc. - $3,611

ii)         planting of peace tree and unveiling of plaque at Arline Shutz Reserve at Halver Road.

iii)        supported and attended the Southern Business Market.

iv)        participated in the development of the ‘Auckland's industrial south: integrated business precinct plan’ which was passed by Auckland Development Committee on 7 July 2015. 

The Committee adopted an integrated business precinct plan to support industrial areas in south Auckland in future business and employment growth.

This is a co-ordinated approach for the use and supply of land for heavy and light industry, providing transport infrastructure, high quality amenity, growth and planned investment and increased skills and training.

The business precinct plan supports continued growth of industrial activities in the Airport area, East Tamaki, Wiri and the industrial areas of Takanini, Drury, Papakura, and Pukekohe.

These zoned industrial areas make a significant contribution to the Auckland economy. In 2012 they contributed an estimated $18 billion towards Auckland’s GDP, employed 23 percent of Auckland’s total employment with employment growth of 27.5 percent since 2002.

v)         completion of realignment of the pathway and lighting for Station Road to James Road.

CARRIED

 

 

26

For Information: Reports referred to the Manurewa Local Board

 

There were no reports referred for information from the Governing Body committee meetings or forums and local board meetings.

 

 

 

27

Manurewa Local Board Workshop Notes

 

Resolution number MR/2015/134

MOVED by Chairperson AM Dalton, seconded by Deputy Chairperson SP Brown:  

That the Manurewa Local Board:

a)      receive the notes from the:

i)       8 June 2015 - joint southern cluster local board workshop (Franklin, Howick, Mangere-Otahuhu, Manurewa, Otara-Papatoetoe and Papakura)

ii)      8 June 2015 - joint Southern Initiative local board workshop (Mangere-Otahuhu, Otara-Papatoetoe, Manurewa and Papakura)

iii)     30 June 2015 - Manurewa Local Board workshop.

CARRIED

  

 

28        Consideration of Extraordinary Items

 

28.1

Extraordinary business - Notice of Motion - Interim Transport Levy - Hon. George Hawkins

 

Hon. George Hawkins tabled a Notice of Motion regarding the interim Transport Levy. 

 

A copy of the notice of motion and supporting attachment can be publicly viewed on the Auckland Council website.

 

 

Resolution number MR/2015/135

MOVED by Member GW Hawkins, seconded by Chairperson AM Dalton:  

That the Manurewa Local Board:

a)            agree that the Chair write to Mayor Len Brown to express the Board’s disappointment in the imposition of a targeted transport levy on ratepayers without reasonable consultation. The net impact being an average rates increase of 9.9%, significantly higher than the 2.5% rate increase promised.

b)            agree that the Chair write to the Auditor General requesting confirmation that the imposed transport levy consultation was of a standard to which ratepayers could legitimately expect to receive under S93C 2(c) 1 of the Local Government Act 2002.

c)            express their opposition to the increase that creates an inequitable financial burden to those who are living in South Auckland communities- for example Mangere-Otahuhu average 16.9% increase before their targeted pool rate is added.

d)            request that a copy of both letters be sent to Councillors representing the Southern Initiative Boards.

e)            request that a copy of the letter be sent to MP’s Louisa Wall, Su’a William Sio’, Jenny Salesa, Judith Collins and Pene Henare.

CARRIED

 

Attachments

a     Notice of Motion and associated attachment regarding the interim Transport Levy  

 

8.28pm                                               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 Manurewa Local Board HELD ON

 

 

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

 

 

 

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