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

 

Date:                      

Time:

Meeting Room:

Venue:

 

Wednesday, 15 July 2015

6.30pm

Whau Local Board Office
31 Totara Avenue
New Lynn

 

Whau Local Board

 

OPEN AGENDA

 

 

 

MEMBERSHIP

 

Chairperson

Catherine Farmer

 

Deputy Chairperson

Susan Zhu

 

Members

Derek Battersby, QSM, JP

 

 

Ami Chand, JP

 

 

Duncan Macdonald, JP

 

 

Ruby Manukia-Schaumkel

 

 

Simon Matafai

 

 

(Quorum 4 members)

 

 

 

Glenn Boyd

(Relationship Manager)

Local Board Services (West)

 

 

Riya Seth

Democracy Advisor

 

9 July 2015

 

Contact Telephone: (09) 826 5103

Email: riya.seth@aucklandcouncil.govt.nz

Website: www.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz

 

 


 

 

 


Whau Local Board

15 July 2015

 

 

ITEM   TABLE OF CONTENTS                                                                                        PAGE

1          Welcome                                                                                                                         5

2          Apologies                                                                                                                        5

3          Declaration of Interest                                                                                                   5

4          Confirmation of Minutes                                                                                               6

5          Leave of Absence                                                                                                          6

6          Acknowledgements                                                                                                       6

7          Ward Councillor’s Update                                                                                            6

8          Deputations                                                                                                                    6

8.1     Avondale Youth Providers Network                                                                  6

9          Public Forum                                                                                                                  7

10        Extraordinary Business                                                                                                7

11        Notices of Motion                                                                                                          7

12        Whau Local Board Chairperson - Catherine Farmer's report                                  9

13        Portfolio Update: Member Ami Chand                                                                      11

14        Local board members' reports                                                                                   15

15        Auckland Transport Update Report June 2015 - Whau Local Board                    17

16        New Road Name Approval for the residential subdivision by New Zealand Housing Foundation at 42-54 Orchard Street, Avondale                                                       23

17        New Road Name Approval for the Residential Subdivision by Accent On Construction Ltd at 41-47 Kelman Road, Kelston.                                                                          27

18        Disposals Recommendation Report - 211 Blockhouse Bay Road, Avondale      31

19        Memorandum of Understanding with the Whau Coastal Walkway Environmental Trust                                                                                                                                       37

20        Review of Alcohol Bans 2015                                                                                     91

21        Early Childhood Education in Avondale Report                                                      99

22        Manukau Harbour Forum: Legislative Change Requiring Agreement by Resolution 119

23        Confirmation of Workshop Records: June 2015                                                   137  

24        Consideration of Extraordinary Items 

 

 


1          Welcome

 

Whakataka te hau ki te uru                Cease the winds from the west

Whakataka te hau ki te tonga            Cease the winds from the south

kia mäkinakina ki uta                         Let the breeze blow over the land

kia mätaratara ki tai                           Let the breeze blow over the ocean

E hï ake an te atakura                        Let the red-tipped dawn come with a sharpened air

He tio, he huka, he hau hü                 A touch of frost, a promise of glorious day

Tihei Mauri Ora                                  Let there be life

 

2          Apologies

 

Apologies from Deputy Chair Susan Zhu and member Derek Battersby have been received.

 

3          Declaration of Interest

Members were 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.

Specifically members are asked to identify any new interests they have not previously disclosed, an interest that might be considered as a conflict of interest with a matter on the agenda.

Members declared conflict of interests as below. 

            Register:

Board Member

Organisation / Position

Catherine Farmer

·            Avondale-Waterview Historical Society – Committee Member

·            Blockhouse Bay Historical Society – Member

·            Portage Licensing Trust – Trustee

·            Blockhouse Bay Bowls - Patron

Susan Zhu

·            Chinese Oral History Foundation – Committee member

·            Auckland Regional Migrant Resource Centre (ARMS) – Board member

Derek Battersby

·            Whau Coastal Walkway Environmental Trust –Trustee

·            New Lynn Tennis Club – Patron

·            West Lynn Gardens – Patron

·            Tag Out Trust – Chairman

Ami Chand

·            Kelston Community Trust – Trustee

·            Waitakere Indian Association – Trustee

·            Portage Licensing Trust – Deputy Chair

·            Rupa Aur Aap Trust – Trustee

·            Kelston Community Hub – Board Member

·            Community Organisation Grants Scheme (COGS) Waitakere City Local Distribution Committee– Committee Member

Duncan Macdonald

·            Avondale Business Association – Chairman

·            Avondale Community Society – Chairman

·            Avondale RSA – Committee Member

·            Historical Society - Member

·            Avondale Jockey Club – Member

Ruby Manukia-Schaumkel

·            Wesley College - Trustee          

·            Kelston Girls College – Trustee

Simon Matafai

·            PACIFIC EVENTS AND ENTERTAINMENT Trust - Trustee

·            WAS COLLECTIVE Trust - Trustee

·            WILLIAMS CREATIVE Trust - Trustee

·            MAJESTY PRODUCTIONS Trust - Trustee

·            NEXFIT Trust - Trustee

·            ASPIRE COMMUNITY Trust - Trustee

 

 

4          Confirmation of Minutes

 

That the Whau Local Board:

a)         Confirms the ordinary minutes of its meeting, held on Wednesday, 10 June 2015, as a true and correct record.

b)         Confirms the ordinary minutes of its meeting, held on Wednesday, 17 June 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          Ward Councillor’s Update

 

An opportunity is provided for the Whau Ward Councillor to update the board on regional issues he has been involved with since the last meeting.   

 

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 Whau 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.

 

8.1       Avondale Youth Providers Network

Purpose

1.       Whitney Pa’u and Deahne Lakatani from Avondale Youth Providers will be in attendance to thank the local board for their funding for Avondale Youth Awards.

Recommendation

That the Whau Local Board:

a)      Receives the deputation from Whitney Pa’u and Deahne Lakatani of Avondale Youth Providers and thank them for the presentation.

 

 

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 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.

 


Whau Local Board

15 July 2015

 

 

Whau Local Board Chairperson - Catherine Farmer's report

 

File No.: CP2015/13420

 

  

 

 

Computers in Homes Graduation Rosebank Primary School

1.       I enjoyed an evening at Rosebank Primary School congratulating students and families graduating with a certificate and a reconditioned home computer. The Ministry of Education funds the programme to allow lower income families access to computers.  Rosebank Primary is a multi-cultural school educating many children in Whau and it was great to share their success.

Matariki Mix-It Opening Night Te Pou Theatre Portage Rd

2.       In the heart of New Lynn there is a Maori theatre Te Pou.  Board member Matafai and I attended a Matariki Mix-It night showcasing the talented Mika.  Many young people contributed their creative energies and stories making a very entertaining evening.

Kelston Footpaths

3.       Along with Kelston school principals and Auckland Transport (AT) we held another footpaths workshop.  AT has done some footpath upgrades in Archibald Rd, and there are more safety initiatives underway.  I acknowledge our Kelston MP Carmel Sepuloni who advocated alongside us to achieve safer footpaths in the Kelston School area.  She also discovered a greater spend on Central Auckland footpaths than in the West. (Western Leader 2 July).

New Lynn Business After 5 Networking Event

4.       A large turnout at the New Lynn Business Association After 5 Networking Event at Black Salt heard guest speakers Simon Wickham, CEO of the Trusts, and Tony Alexander, BNZ Chief economist giving informative presentations. 

Alcohol Ban Review Public Meeting Avondale

5.       On a cold winter’s evening we attended a public meeting on the Alcohol ban review in Avondale. Attendees raised their concerns about some bans lapsing and we encouraged them to make submissions to provide evidence supporting the bans in areas they are concerned about.

6.       Submissions close on July 17 and submitters will be heard at a hearings meeting of the Whau Local Board Alcohol Ban Review Panel on 12 August at 31 Totara Ave, New Lynn.

 

 

Recommendations

That the Whau Local Board:

a)      Receives Whau Local Board Chairperson Catherine Farmer’s report.

 

Attachments

There are no attachments for this report.      

Signatories

Author

Whau Local Board Chairperson - Catherine Farmer

 


Whau Local Board

15 July 2015

 

 

Portfolio Update: Member Ami Chand

 

File No.: CP2015/13392

 

  

 

 

Purpose

1.       This report provides an opportunity for Member Ami Chand to give an update with regards to activity within his portfolio areas.

2.       Portfolio holders are responsible for leading policy development in their portfolio area, proposing and developing project concepts, overseeing agreed projects within budgets, being active advocates, accessing and providing information and advice.

3.       Member Chand has lead for the Ethnic diversity portfolio and he is a representative on Manukau Harbour Forum.

Executive summary

1st May 2015

4.       English Language learning class was officially opened in New Lynn by our local member of parliament Hon.David Cunliffe.

  

5.       Chair and various members of Whau Local Board attended the function with number of foreign students.

 

2nd May 2015

6.       New Zealand Nepalese Association held a fund raising dinner at New Lynn Community Centre to help the victims of earth quake in Nepal

   

7.       Deputy Mayor Penny Hulse and elected member Whau Local Board Ami Chand attended the function.

 

 

 

19th May 2015

8.       A report to the Whau and Henderson Massey Local Boards highlighting the outcomes of the resource recovery trial that was carried out in partnership with Maclaren Henderson Park South at the Waitakere Refuse and Recycling station.

                

Checking rubish bags                                    Made from damage trollys    Fountain made from recycled material                                                                                                                          

   

9.       Board members were given a tour of the transfer station to see the outcomes of the work that was funded.

 

13 June 2015

10.     The largest temple for Indians was formerly opened in Henderson which cost community over $5 million

 

11.     A number of MP’s and local board members from Whau and other western local board’s with about 1000 of people from many different ethnic origins attended the opening. Every one was provided with free indian lunch.

 

 

 

 

16th June 2015

12.     The Whau Local Board farewelled Sergeant Jon Winthrop who is leaving the New Lynn Police Station for Henderson. Jon has been a well-respected and effective leader and a valued contributor toward a better community here in the Whau. Whilst his knowledge and alliance will be missed, we wish him all the very best in his future career.

25th June 2015

13.     After strong advocacy work on improving the footpaths in Kelston has taken place with a new footpath in front of Kelston Boys and a renewed footpath on St. Leonard Road.

 

 

28 June 2015

14.     A waste minimisation “Say no to plastic bags” meeting took place at Ecomatters office recently. The event was organised by MP from green party Denise Roche.

15.     A good number of interested parties attended.

Hindu Weddings And Fire Ceremony

16.     In the Hindu community weddings are very important with the fire ceremony being a very important part. In India and many other parts of the world where hindu live, the laja homa ritual called mangal pherā is performed. The couple make four circles around the holy fire. This part follows hasta milap (meeting of hands of the couple), but precedes Saptpadi (the vows). The first three circles are led by the groom, and it represents three of four goals of life considered important in Hindu life - Dharma, Artha and Kama. The fourth circle is led by bride and it represents the fourth goal of life - Moksha.

17.     A key part of the ceremony is the Oath that is taken in front of the fire which symbolises God in form of Fire.

18.     Currently it is not possible to conduct one of our community’s most important activities in our Council’s facilities. Hotels around the world can, Indian facilities can, why can’t Council ?

19.     I believe that Auckland Council needs to reconsider this. If it is a matter of additional insurance cover then so be it but as it has never been an issue over the last 20 years I cannot see why it is now.

20.     I have therefore requested that facilities staff investigate options for making Council’s facilities in the Whau available for Hindi weddings with the fire ceremony and that they provide recommendations  through the Community Facilities Portfolio on what actions need to be taken to make the facilities available.

 

Recommendation

That the Whau Local Board:

a)      Receives the portfolio update from Member Ami Chand.

 

Attachments

There are no attachments for this report.     

Signatories

Author

Whau Local Board Member – Ami Chand

 


Whau Local Board

15 July 2015

 

 

Local board members' reports

File No.: CP2015/13753

 

  

 

Purpose

1.       To provide Whau Local Board members with an opportunity to verbally update the local board on the projects and issues they have been involved with since the last meeting.

 

Recommendation

That the Whau Local Board:

a)         Receives local board member verbal reports.

 

 

Attachments

There are no attachments for this report.    

Signatories

Author

Riya Seth - Democracy Advisor

Authoriser

Glenn Boyd - Relationship Manager Henderson-Massey, Waitakere Ranges, Whau

 


Whau Local Board

15 July 2015

 

 

Auckland Transport Update Report June 2015 - Whau Local Board

 

File No.: CP2015/13751

 

  

 

 

Purpose

1.       The purpose of the report is to respond to Whau Local Board requests on transport related matters and to provide information to Elected Members about Auckland Transport’s activities in the board area.

 

Recommendation

That the Whau Local Board:

a)      Receives the Auckland Transport June 2015 report.

Comments

INFORMATION REPORTS

 

THE INTRODUCTION OF DOUBLE-DECKER BUSES

2.       Auckland Transport has an urgent requirement to address capacity constraints on some bus routes. The central corridors, Northern Express and services from Botany to the CBD are experiencing growth rates of 10%, 6.5% and 7% respectively, with peak seated capacity utilization from 80% to 95%. Strategically, the Auckland Plan looks to double public transport trips to 140 million by 2022.

3.       There is a need to address capacity constraints and to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of the bus New Network corridors without increasing bus volumes.

4.       The use of double decker buses is the first step in the progressive strategy for increasing capacity on high demand routes and is aligned to delivering improved customer experience, reducing congestion and increasing patronage. Customer growth is expected to be in the region of 20%-30% over the first four years of introduction.

5.       Double decker buses are due to start on the Botany route (city centre to Botany via Newmarket) in October 2015. Mt Eden, Waiheke and Northern Express routes are due to commence in early 2016, with further routes to follow progressively. Over the next ten years, it is planned that up to 13 key routes may be converted to double deck bus operation.

6.       Historically trees have not been proactively managed on sections of these routes. Double-deckers cannot run safely on the route with hazards above the ground. Tree work is required to mitigate this risk and manage the safe carriage of passengers.

7.       Where trees do intrude into the road corridor, Auckland Transport will seek to avoid their removal unless that is a last resort. Minor pruning or maintenance will in some situations  be the only requirement, but where major tree surgery, tree removal or mitigation planting is required, there will be consultation. In some cases, the need for removing trees may be able to be avoided by altering kerb lines and other similar measures.

8.       Aside from trees, other obstacles that are being carefully checked are shop verandas, utility service poles and cables. As a result of this process, alterations to verandas, or the relocation of poles and cables may be required.

9.       Local Boards that have routes where it is planned to operate double deck bus services will be individually briefed about the specific measures necessary within their Local Board areas to accommodate them. Depending on the scale and severity of the measures required, a Board may be offered either a workshop or a briefing for the Transport Portfolio Leads.

 

LOCAL BOARD TRANSPORT FUND APPLICATIONS

 

NEW LYNN TO WATERVIEW SHARED PATH PROJECT (WESTERN LINE CYCLEWAY) UPDATE

10.     The New Lynn to Waterview Shared Path has three teams working collaboratively together with AT to deliver the route. AECOM and their bridge team have been engaged to provide the detailed design of the Whau pedestrian Bridge. MWH planning skills are being engaged to put their effort into planning permissions and RMA consents.

11.     The Well-Connected Alliance have been contracted to fast track the preliminary detailed design and pricing of the construction of the Soljak Place to Blockhouse Bay Section. This leveraged approach will help deliver a faster overall outcome while optimising the pedestrian rail bridge at Soljak Place as part of the Waterview Shared Path.

12.     Auckland Transport has met with the Local Board and are progressing the Iwi and public consultation.

 

RESPONSES AND PROGRESS REPORTS

 

GREAT NORTH ROAD AND SABULITE ROAD CAR PARKING ISSUES

13.     A request has been received from the Local Board for Auckland Transport to look at the cars parked on the road reserve on the corner of Great North Road and Sabulite Road.

 

Response

14.     Auckland Transport is having discussions with the owner of the property about applying for a Licence to Occupy the frontage of the road reserve.  Once the owner has applied for this and lodged with Auckland Transport, a decision will be made on the encroachment..

 

DANGEROUS INTERSECTION CROYDON/TITIRANGI ROADS

15.     Auckland Transport has not yet made any long term decision on the proposed treatment for this intersection. AT did carry out consultation with the Local Board Chairperson and Transport Leads and responses came back positive.  AT will go ahead with the installation of the GIVE WAY sign on Titirangi Road as an interim solution to the problem and monitor the situation until a long term solution is finalised.

 

AVONDALE TOWN CENTRE PARKING REVIEW

16.     Auckland Transport received a low response rate to its business questionnaire. Auckland Transport received four responses from the 30 letters prepared. From those who had responded the feedback was regarding some upgrade work for Geddes Avenue, which unfortunately is not covered in the scope of the project. There were also some comments for additional mobility and loading zone restrictions. Auckland Transport will be meeting with the Avondale Business Association to discuss these results within the next week.  Auckland Transport will update the Local Board after that meeting.

 

KELSTON FOOTPATHS

17.     Auckland Transport visited these sites last weekend, most footpath widening works in front of Kelston Boys High School (Archibald St Leonard’s intersection to Vanguard Road) and Kelston Girls School (GNR to 9 Archibald Road opposite to Scalen Terrace) is completed.

18.     To improve the existing pedestrian crossing facility at St Leonard’s School and the Light pole next to the existing pram is to be relocated - Lighting Design is underway. Auckland Transport will advise, the date of completion for this piece of work shortly.

 

19.     A new footpath with speed table at Kelston Boys High School between entry and exit gate of KBHS has been completed.

20.     From the second public meeting with the Schools and Local Board, Auckland Transport is working through further issues made at that meeting.  Once the investigations are complete AT will report this back to a further meeting.

 

NEW WINDSOR & BHB INTERSECTION

21.     A request from the Local Board for Auckland Transport to investigate the roading issues associated with the New Windsor and BHB Intersection.

 

Update

22.     Auckland Transport has visited the site and undertaken an initial review of the issue raised.  Further detailed investigation now needs to be undertaken to ensure a comprehensive review of this issue.  This investigation has been prioritised and programmed for review, following which AT will be able to provide the Board with the outcome and recommendations of their assessment. 

23.     AT wishes to thank the Local Board for it’s patience while it looked into this matter and the Board can expect to receive an update from AT by end of August 2015.

 

TITIRANGI ROAD_GIVE WAY CONTROL

24.     Concerns have been raised by the local community regarding the number of crashes that are occurring at the intersection of Titirangi Road/ Croydon Road.

25.     This approval report is to resolve the installation of a Give Way Control on Titirangi Road to reinforce the priority on Titirangi Road, turning right into Croydon Road.

Location

26.     Titirangi Road and Croydon Road are both classified as Arterial Roads, while Parker Avenue is classified as a Local Road. These roads are located in a predominantly residential area within the Whau Local Board.

Issue

27.     Croydon Road meets Titirangi Road at a ‘T’ intersection. Immediately, west of the intersection are mid-block signals on Titirangi Road. These signals were installed as part of the school travel plan for Fruitvale Primary School in 2006-2007. The investigation has revealed that since the installation of mid-block signals there has been an upward trend in the crashes at this intersection particularly for the right turn movement from Titirangi Road into Croydon Road. The investigation has revealed that there have been 17 crashes relating to vehicles turning into Croydon Road from Titirangi Road in the last five year period. Five of these crashes were minor injury and one serious injury. Further investigation into the crash reports revealed that nine out of seventeen crashes were related to motorists getting confused with the green aspect of the mid-block signals. The motorists misunderstood that the green aspect was for them to turn right and therefore, failed to give way to straight ahead vehicles east bound on Titirangi Road.

Option 1

28.     A do nothing option was not considered as this would not resolve the confusion caused by the mid-block signals on Titirangi Road for motorists turning into Croydon Road.

Option 2

29.     This option involves installing a Give Way Control on the right turn pocket on Titirangi Road to reinforce the priority and to avoid the motorist’s confusion at the intersection.

 

Option 3

30.     The third option is to signalise the intersection of Croydon Road / Titirangi Road, if needed, including the intersection of Parker Avenue. However, this option will result in significant amount of delays on the network and will require adequate benefit / cost analysis ratio to justify the large amount of budget required for this option. This option is being worked through and if justified, will be put forward for funding application.

31.     In the interim, it is therefore proposed to implement option 2 to address the number of crashes occurring at this intersection as a result of the confusion caused by the signals.

Proposal

32.     It is proposed to install a Give Way control on Titirangi Road as shown on the attached drawing # AT/WHLB/12896/CH/199, Rev A dated 26/06/2015.

 

Local Board Response

33.     The local Board Portfolio Leads where happy with what was being proposed.

 

 

ISSUES COMPLETED

Subject Name

Decision Description

Date Requested

Completion date

Intersection Of Blockhouse Bay Road And Terry Street, Blockhouse Bay - Proposed No Stopping At All Times (Nsaat) Restriction

The Local Board Transport Leads where happy with what was being proposed.  Will be installed by the end of July 2015

June 2015

July 2015

Intersection Changes Totara Avenue, New Lynn

The Local Board Transport Leads where happy with what was being proposed.  Auckland Transport (AT) is undertaking work to improve safety and accessibility for pedestrians on Totara Avenue in the vicinity of the Totara Avenue/ Clark Street intersection in New Lynn, Auckland

June 2015

July 2015

 

Attachments

No.

Title

Page

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Proposed Give Way control on Titirangi Rd/Croydon Rd

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Signatories

Author

Owena Schuster - Elected Member Relationship Manager - West, Auckland Transport

Authorisers

Jonathan Anyon - Elected Member Relationship Team Manager, Auckland Transport

Glenn Boyd - Relationship Manager Henderson-Massey, Waitakere Ranges, Whau

 


Whau Local Board

15 July 2015

 

 


Whau Local Board

15 July 2015

 

 

New Road Name Approval for the residential subdivision by New Zealand Housing Foundation at 42-54 Orchard Street, Avondale

 

File No.: CP2015/10042

 

  

 

 

Purpose

1.       The purpose of this report is to seek approval from Whau Local Board, for a new road name for a road created by way of subdivision at 42-54 Orchard Street, Avondale.

Executive Summary

2.       Auckland Council has road naming guidelines that set out the requirements and criteria of the Council for proposed road names.  These requirements and criteria have been applied in this situation to ensure consistency of road naming for the Auckland Council.

3.       Following assessment against the road naming criteria, the road names `Whau Crescent’ (Applicant’s preferred name), `Awa Loop’ (Alternative name 1) and `Plantation Crescent’ (Alternative name 2) were determined to meet the road naming policy criteria.

4.       Local iwi groups were consulted.  The applicant contacted the six iwi groups which are relevant Mana Whenua for Whau Local Board area.  Three of the six iwi groups responded including Te Kawerau Iwi Tribal Authority, Ngati Tamaoho Trust and Te Ara Rangatu o Te Iwi o Ngati Te Ata Waiohua.  Te Kawerau Iwi Tribal Authority and Ngati Tamaoho Trust responded with no interest.  Te Ara Rangatu o Te Iwi o Ngati Te Ata Waiohua responded and advised that they are not required to be consulted any further.  Te Runanga o Ngati Whatua, Ngati Whatua Orakei Trust and Te Akitai Waiohua Iwi Authority did not respond.

5.       The road name `Whau Crescent’ (Applicant preferred name), proposed by the Applicant and the names `Awa Loop’ (Alternative name 1) and `Plantation Crescent’ (Alternative name 2), are recommended for approval for the Local Board.  

Recommendation

That the Whau Local Board:

a)      Pursuant to section 319(1)(j) of the Local Government Act 1974, considers for the approval, the road name `Whau Crescent’, proposed by the Applicant, for the new road created by way of subdivision at 42-54 Orchard Street Avondale while noting that `Awa Loop’ and `Plantation Crescent’, also meet the road naming criteria.

 

Comments

6.       The Auckland Council Road Naming Guidelines allowed that where a new road needs to be named as a result of a subdivision or development, the subdivider / developer shall be given the opportunity of suggesting their preferred new road name for the Local Board’s approval.

7.       CKL Planning Consultant on behalf of New Zealand Housing Foundation (the Applicant) proposed the construction of a new loop road from Orchard Street.  The new loop road services Lots 3, 5, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14 and 15.  Subdivision consent (R/JSL/2013/4353) has been approved by Council in 2013.

8.       The Applicant has proposed the following names for consideration for the road created as part of the development at 42 – 54 Orchard Street, Avondale.

 

Preference

Proposed New Road Name

Meaning

Preferred Name

Whau Crescent

·    The Whau River runs up past the Rosebank area, creating a Peninsula when it meets the Auckland Harbour on the opposite side. There is a long history of using the Whau for transporting goods, fishing and swimming.  Currently there are some hard working community groups focused on cleaning up the Whau and replanting along its shorelines.

·    The locals and the wider community are familiar with the name Whau:  The Whau Local Board, Whau the People, friends of the Whau.

·    Whau is a type of New Zealand tree.  It is very light wood.  It was used especially for making floats for Maori fishing nets.

·    Whau is referenced in other street names in Avondale including Riversdale Road and Canal Street.

First Alternative

Awa Loop

 

·    Awa means `stream’ in Maori, which references the many streams that run off the Whau River.  The new road is like a small stream running into the larger river.

Second Alternative

Plantation Crescent

·    Plantation references the historic Market Gardens in Rosebank Peninsula, Avondale.  It also references the current population and ethnic make-up of the area.

 

Figure One: Location and Layout of the new loop road at 42-54 Orchard Street, Avondale

 

 

Decision Making

9.       The Auckland Council, by way of the Auckland Council Long Term Plan (2012 – 2022), allocated the responsibility for the naming of new roads, pursuant to section 319(1)(j) of the Local Government Act 1974, to Local Boards.

Assessment

10.     The Applicant’s proposed road names have been assessed against the criteria set out in the Auckland Council road naming guidelines;

11.     Following assessment against the road naming criteria, the road names `Whau Crescent’ (Applicant’s preferred name), `Awa Loop’ (Alternative name 1) and `Plantation Crescent’ (Alternative name 2) were determined to meet the road naming policy criteria.

12.     The proposed suffixes are appropriate in the circumstances.  ‘Loop’ and ‘Crescent’ apply to an open-ended road type, which has both ends join the same thoroughfare.

13.     As `Whau Crescent’ (Applicant’s preferred names) meets the criteria, it is recommended for consideration for approval while noting that `Awa Loop’ and `Plantation Crescent’ (Alternative names) are also appropriate as they comply with all the criteria of the road naming guidelines.

Consideration

Significance of Decision

14.     The decision sought from Whau Local Board for this report does not trigger any significant policy and is not considered to have any immediate impact on the community.

Māori impact statement

15.     The decision sought from Whau Local Board on this report is linked to the Auckland Plan Outcome, “A Maori identity that is Auckland’s point of difference in the world.”  The use of Maori names for roads, buildings and other public places is an opportunity to publicly demonstrate Maori identity.

Consultation

16.     Local iwi groups were consulted.  The applicant contacted the six iwi groups which are relevant Mana Whenua for Whau Local Board area.  Three of the six iwi groups responded including Te Kawerau Iwi Tribal Authority, Ngati Tamaoho Trust and Te Ara Rangatu o Te Iwi o Ngati Te Ata Waiohua.  Te Kawerau Iwi Tribal Authority and Ngati Tamaoho Trust responded with no interest.  Te Ara Rangatu o Te Iwi o Ngati Te Ata Waiohua responded and advised that they are not required to be consulted any further.  Te Runanga o Ngati Whatua, Ngati Whatua Orakei Trust and Te Akitai Waiohua Iwi Authority did not respond.

17.     New Zealand Post has been consulted and they have no particular concerns with the new road names proposed by the applicant.

Financial and Resourcing Implications

18.     The cost of processing the approval of the proposed new road name and any installation of road name signage is recoverable in accordance with Council’s Administrative Charges.

Legal and Legislative Implications

19.     The decision sought from Whau Local Board for this report is not considered to have any legal or legislative implications.

Implementation

20.     The Resource Consenting Team is involved in ensuring that appropriate road name signage will be installed accordingly once an approval is obtained for the new road name.

 

Attachments

There are no attachments for this report.    

Signatories

Author

Ivy Heung - Data Steward

Authorisers

Glenn Boyd - Relationship Manager Henderson-Massey, Waitakere Ranges, Whau

Ian Smallburn - General Manager Resource Consents

 


Whau Local Board

15 July 2015

 

 

New Road Name Approval for the Residential Subdivision by Accent On Construction Ltd at 41-47 Kelman Road, Kelston.

 

File No.: CP2015/11606

 

  

 

Purpose

1.       The purpose of this report is to seek approval from the Whau Local Board, for new road names for a right of way created by way of Subdivision at 41-47 Kelman Road, Kelston.

Executive Summary

2.       Auckland Council has road naming guidelines that set out the requirements and criteria of the Council for proposed road names. These requirements and criteria have been applied in this situation to ensure consistency of road naming for the Auckland Council.

3.       Following assessment against the road naming criteria, the road names Manatu Lane, Grant Lane and Matt Street were determined to meet the road naming policy criteria.

4.       Local Iwi groups were consulted and Tame Te Rangi on behalf of Te Runanga O Ngati Whatua supported the name Manatu Lane.

5.       The name Manatu Lane, proposed by the Applicant and the names Grant Lane and Matt Street are recommended for approval to the Local Board.

 

Recommendation

That the Whau Local Board:

a)      Pursuant to Section 319(1)(j), of the Local Government Act 1974, considers for approval, the road name Manatu Lane, proposed by the Applicant, for the new right of way created by way of subdivision at 41-47 Kelman Road, Kelston, while noting that Grant Lane and Matt Street, also meet the road naming criteria.

 

Comments

6.       The Auckland Council Road Naming Guidelines allowed that where a new road needs to be named as a result of a subdivision or development, the subdivider/developer shall be given the opportunity of suggesting their preferred new road name for the Council’s approval.

7.       In 2013, Auckland Council approved an Application for a combined land use and subdivision consent to undertake a subdivision creating 15 residential allotments at 41-47 Kelman Road, Kelston. The subdivision contains various rights of way, which provide road access to 12 residential allotments. The Consent holder has proposed to label the rights of way Manatu Lane (SUB2013-1329).

8.       The Applicant has proposed the following names for consideration for the road created as part of the development at 41-47 Kelman Road, Kelston.

Preference

Proposed New Road Name

Meaning

Preferred Name

Manatu Lane

A lowland native tree, also known as Robinwood

First Alternative

Grant Lane

Name of a Surveyor employed by the developer

Second Alternative

Matt Street

Name of a Surveyor employed by the developer

9.       The Auckland Council, by way of the Auckland Council Long Term Plan (2012-2022), allocated the responsibility for the naming of new roads, pursuant to Section 319(1)9j) of the Local Government Act 1974, to Local Boards.

Consideration

10.     Consultation was undertaken with NZ Post and all suggested names were accepted.

Local Board views and implications

11.     The decision sought from the Whau Local Board for this report does not trigger any significant policy and is not considered to have any immediate impact on the community

12.     The Applicant’s proposed road names have been assessed against the criteria set out in the Auckland Council road naming guidelines:

13.     Manatu Lane, Grant Lane and Matt Street all meet the criteria set out in the Road Naming Guidelines.

14.     As the Applicant’s preferred name (Manatu Lane) meets the criteria, it is recommended for consideration for approval.

Māori impact statement

15.     The decision sought from the Whau Local Board on this report is linked to the Auckland Plan Outcome, “A Maori identity that is Auckland’s point of difference in the World”. The use of Maori names for roads, buildings and other public places is an opportunity to publicly demonstrate Maori identity.

16.     Consultation of local Iwi was undertaken by the Applicant, Tame Te Rangi on behalf of Te Runanga O Ngati Whatua supported the name Manatu Lane.

Implementation

17.     The Resource Consenting Team is involved in ensuring that the appropriate road name signage will be installed accordingly once an approval is obtained for the new road name

18.     The cost of processing the approval of the proposed new road name and any installation of road name signage is recoverable in accordance with Council’s Administrative Charges.

19.     The decision sought from the Whau Local Board for this report is not considered to have any legal or legislative implications.

 

Attachments

No.

Title

Page

aView

Kelman Road, Kelston - Manatu Lane

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Signatories

Author

Michelle  Tomkins - Unit Administrator

Authorisers

Ian Smallburn - General Manager Resource Consents

Glenn Boyd - Relationship Manager Henderson-Massey, Waitakere Ranges, Whau

 


Whau Local Board

15 July 2015

 

 


Whau Local Board

15 July 2015

 

 

Disposals Recommendation Report - 211 Blockhouse Bay Road, Avondale

 

File No.: CP2015/10737

 

  

 

 

Purpose

1.       This report seeks the Whau Local Board’s (WLB) endorsement for Auckland Council Property Limited (ACPL) to recommend the property at 211 Blockhouse Bay Road, Avondale for disposal.

Executive Summary

2.       The council-owned property at 211 Blockhouse Bay Road, Avondale has been identified as potentially surplus to council requirements through a review process.

3.       The subject site is a small, narrow, vacant strip of land.  It is the residue of a parcel of land that was acquired by Auckland City Council in 1960 for street purposes.  The neighbouring property owners have expressed an interest in purchasing the subject site. 

4.       ACPL commenced the rationalisation process for this property in September 2014.  Consultation with council and its CCOs has now taken place.  No alternative service requirements have been identified for this site.  No issues were raised during Iwi engagement.  ACPL submitted a memo to the WLB in lieu of holding a workshop regarding this property, and feedback received was generally supportive of divestment of this property.  This report is intended to provide the WLB with an opportunity for formal decision making

5.       A resolution for the sale of the site is required from the Finance and Performance Committee before any disposal can be progressed.

 

Recommendation

That the Whau Local Board:

a)      Endorses Auckland Council Property Limited’s recommendation to the Finance and Performance Committee to dispose of 211 Blockhouse Bay Road, Avondale.

 

Comments

6.       ACPL and ACPD work jointly on a comprehensive review of council’s property portfolio. One of the outcomes of the review process is to identify properties in the council portfolio that are potentially surplus to requirements and that may be suitable to sell.  Once a property has been identified as potentially surplus, ACPL engages with council and its CCO’s through an Expression of Interest (EOI) process, to establish whether the property must be retained for a strategic purpose or is required for a future funded project.  Once a property has been internally cleared of any service requirements, ACPL then consults with local boards, ward councillors, mana whenua and the Independent Maori Statutory Board.  All sale recommendations must be approved by the ACPL Board before it makes a final recommendation to the Finance and Performance Committee. 

Property information

7.       The subject site is a long, narrow, 219m2, vacant strip of land in grass.  This site appears as if it were part of the road berm, and drops steeply from the footpath to the boundary of the adjoining property at 213 Blockhouse Bay Road.  The Proposed Auckland Unitary Plan zoning of this site is Mixed Housing Suburban and it has a 2014 rating value of $124,000. 

8.       The subject site is the residue of a parcel of land that was acquired by Auckland City Council in 1960 for street purposes.  A subdivision was approved by Auckland City Council in 1960 that created Acton Place and 13 lots.  The road was under width (now 12.19 metres instead of the usual 20 metres) which was approved by an order in Council, together with a building line restriction.  Lots 12 and 13 were acquired by the council from the subdivider for street purposes under Section 191 of the Municipal Corporations Act 1954.  The combined width of these lots and the road was 20m.  These lots effectively prevented any legal access from 209 and 213 Blockhouse Bay Road into the narrow street.  In 1978 Auckland City Council sold Lot 12 to the owner of 209 Blockhouse Bay Road and that property was subsequently subdivided, creating a new lot fronting Acton Place.  In 1991 Auckland City Council sold part of Lot 13 to the adjoining owner of a cross leased part of 213 Blockhouse Bay Road to facilitate a subdivision of that property and provide legal access to Acton Place.  This subdivision changed the residue owned by council (being the subject site).

9.       The adjoining landowner has enquired about purchasing this site from council.  Due to the size, shape and nature of the subject site, it serves no useful public purpose for access or open space, and could not be disposed of to anyone other than the adjoining land owner. 

Internal consultation

10.     The rationalisation process for this property commenced in September 2014.  No alternative uses for this site were identified during this process.  The Heritage Unit was invited prior to the internal consultation process to raise any archaeological issues.  The Closed Landfills and Contaminated Land Response team were also asked to assess this site prior to the internal consultation commencing to ensure any possible contamination issues were identified.  Neither party has flagged any relevant issues.  The internal consultation process also provided the Maori Strategy Relations team the opportunity to flag any issue that is of particular relevance to Maori.  No issues were raised.

Consideration

Local Board views and implications

11.     A memo was circulated to the Whau Local Board regarding this site.  The feedback received was generally favourable.  This report is intended to provide the Whau Local Board with an opportunity to formalise its views.

Māori impact statement

12.     Six iwi authorities were contacted regarding the potential sale of 211 Blockhouse Bay Road, Avondale. 

i)        Ngāti Whatua

          Ngāti Whatua expressed a general desire to meet to discuss several properties.  Several attempts to meet were made, but the meeting has not yet taken place, and the deadline for responses in relation to this property has now passed.

ii)       Ngati Whatua o Kaipara

Ngati Whatua o Kaipara did not express any interest in this property or raise any concerns about the proposal.

iii)      Ngāti Whātua o Ōrākei

Ngati Whatua o Orakei did not express any interest in this property or raise any concerns about the proposal.

iv)      Te Kawerau-ā-Maki

          Te Kawerau-ā-Maki did not express any interest in this property or raise any concerns about the proposal.

v)      Te Akitai Waiohua

Te Akitai Waiohua did not express any interest in this property or raise any concerns about the proposal.

vi)      Ngāti Te Ata Waiohua

Ngāti Te Ata Waiohua did not express any interest in this property or raise any concerns about the proposal.

Implementation

13.     Should a resolution be obtained to dispose of this site, ACPL (on behalf of the council) will negotiate an agreement to sell the land at current market value to the adjoining owner.  The terms and conditions of the agreement would be approved under the relevant financial delegation.

14.     The subject site is not subject to Public Works Act 1981 offer back requirements.

15.     The subject property is not one of council’s strategic assets to which the Significance Policy applies.

 

Attachments

No.

Title

Page

aView

Images of 211 Blockhouse Bay Road, Avondale

35

     

Signatories

Author

Letitia McColl - Senior Engagement Advisor, Portfolio Review, Auckland Council Property Limited

Authorisers

Marian Webb – Team Leader, Portfolio Review, Auckland Council Property Limited

Glenn Boyd - Relationship Manager Henderson-Massey, Waitakere Ranges, Whau

 


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15 July 2015

 

 



Whau Local Board

15 July 2015

 

 

Memorandum of Understanding with the Whau Coastal Walkway Environmental Trust

 

File No.: CP2015/13515

 

  

 

Purpose

1.       This report seeks the Whau Local Board’s endorsement for Auckland Council to enter into a Memorandum of Understanding with the Whau Coastal Walkway Environmental Trust.

Executive Summary

2.       In 2012 the Whau Local Board endorsed the development of a Greenways Plan and funded the development of concept drawings for priority projects. It was quickly identified that the scale of the project would require a mix of funding sources. The Whau Coastal Walkway Environmental Trust (the Trust) was formed in late 2014 to construct Te Whau Pathway (previously known as the Whau Coastal Walkway) as a public/community partnership.

3.       In November 2014 the Whau Local Board confirmed its support for staff to enter into negotiations of an agreement with the Whau Coastal Walkway Environmental Trust and to bring a report back to the Board to confirm the agreement. The Board also allocated NZTA funding for design, consultation, consenting and project management for sections 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 and 8 of the Whau Coastal Walkway Project.

4.       The Board also noted that the future contribution schedule would be confirmed in the subsequent report of the project, confirmed that the Parks and Environmental portfolios of the local board would be the project’s contacts for the Whau coastal walkway project and delegated to the portfolio holders the approval of minor design changes on behalf of the board.

5.       Trustees and Council staff have developed the MOU (Attachment 1) to document the respective roles and responsibilities between Auckland Council and the Trust. It has received approval from Council’s legal staff and senior management approval. This MOU does not commit the Boards to funding and funding decisions will be the subject of further reports by the respective boards as the project develops.

6.       Operational support has been requested by the Trust from Council to enable the Trust to engage services to support the application of funds from philanthropic bodies, seek sponsorship from the business sector, promote the project, support engagement and coordination of supporting activities by businesses, community groups and Council departments.  Further work is required to finalise the scope of the funding agreement and the recommended level of support.

 

Recommendations

That the Whau Local Board:

a)      Endorses Auckland Council entering into a memorandum of understanding with the Whau Coastal Walkway Environmental Trust.

b)      Confirms member Derek Battersby as the Whau Local Board’s representative to the Whau Coastal Walkway Environmental Trust for the balance of this Board term.

c)      Endorses the development of a draft operational funding agreement between the Whau Local Board and the Whau Coastal Walkway Environmental Trust for future adoption by the Whau Local Board.

 

Comments

7.       In 2012 the Whau Local Board endorsed the development of a Greenways Plan and funded the development of concept drawings for priority projects. These included a series of pathways joining parks along the Whau River. These concepts provided inspiration for a boardwalk along the whole length of the Whau River.

8.       It was quickly identified that the scale of the project would require a mix of funding sources and should build on previous experience of the development of Olympic Park and The Trusts stadium. With the strong support of Ross Clow (Whau Councillor and Chair of the Portage Licensing Trust), Catherine Farmer (Chair of the Whau Local Board), Vanessa Neeson (Chair of the Henderson-Massey Local Board) , the Deputy Mayor Penny Hulse and other community leaders the project was launched in August 2014, and a steering group was formed to develop the Trust structure.

9.       The pathway comprises of thirteen (13) kilometres of concrete and boardwalk walkway which will be developed on Council land and on Crown land within the coastal marine area (CMA) from Olympic Park in New Lynn to Te Atatu. At Olympic Park the pathway joins the portage link that will eventually link Olympic park to Green Bay creating a Waitemata Harbour to Manukau Harbour link celebrating the portage route and crosses the Western Rail Corridor cycleway that will provide a cycleway from Swanson to Avondale and joining the Water Connection cycleway and North-Western cycleway. In the north at Te Atatu it will join the te Atatu Peninsula walkway and North-Western Cycleway.

10.     The project crosses two local board areas and requires working relationships with local and regionally governed departments. Auckland Council management has nominated John Dragicevich to act as overall project sponsor and Council’s formal representative to the project. Endorsement is being sought from both Whau and Henderson-Massey local boards to enter into the MOU.

11.     The Whau Coastal Walkway Environmental Trust (the Trust) was formed in late 2014 to construct Te Whau Pathway (previously known as the Whau Coastal Walkway) as a public/community partnership.

12.     In November 2014 the Whau Local Board confirmed its support for staff to enter into negotiations of an agreement with the Whau Coastal Walkway Environmental Trust to develop a walkway along the coastal edge of the Whau River in the Whau Local Board area and to bring a report back to the Board to confirm the agreement early, in the new year. The Board also allocated NZTA funding of $223,155 from FY2014/2015 for design, consultation, consenting and project management for sections 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 and 8 of the Whau Coastal Walkway Project. The Board noted that the future contribution schedule would be confirmed in the subsequent report of the project, confirmed that the Parks and Environmental portfolios of the local board would be the project’s contacts for the Whau Coastal Walkway Project and delegated to the portfolio holders the approval of minor design changes on behalf of the board.

13.     The Trust members are Iris Donoghue, Tim Livingstone, Greg Presland, Gilbert Brakey, David Kenkel, Peter Chan, Tony Miguel and Derek Battersby. Board Member Chan is an endorsed representative of the Henderson-Massey Local Board to the Trust. It is proposed that whilst Board member Battersby is on the Trust in his own right that the Whau Local Board also confirm him as the Whau Local Board’s representative to the Trust for the balance of this Board term.

14.     In May 2015 the Whau Local Board committed a further $94,000 to support Greenway Projects including the Te Whau Pathway for design and professional services.

15.     Trustees and Council staff with the assistance of legal staff have developed the MOU (Attachment 1) to document the respective roles and responsibilities between Auckland Council and the Trust. In summary public communications will be conducted collaboratively, fundraising is the primary responsibility of the Trust and it will develop a fundraising plan in consultation with the Council. It is anticipated that project design, consultation, consenting, construction project management and Council Officer time directly involved in the project delivery will be funded by Council generally through local board budgets. Construction of the walkway will be funded through grants, sponsorship, other externally sourced funding applications and support from Auckland Council / Auckland Transport through the Long Term Plan. Each stage of the project is and will remain in Council ownership.

16.     This MOU does not commit the Boards to specific funding and funding decisions have and will be the subject of reports to the respective boards as the project develops.

17.     The project will be delivered on a staged basis, as funding and other conditions allow. The attached submission to the Long Term Plan (Attachment 2) provides further information on the vision for the overall programme.

18.     The project will provide numerous opportunities to progress community projects and many aspects of both Board’s local board plans. For the Whau Local Board the project will support projects that contribute to neighbourhood development in Kelston and will increase access to the river and local rubbish, weed and pest stewardship projects. It will provide opportunities for community art projects and support the Board’s events programmes around and on the river.

19.     The Whau Coastal Walkway Environmental Trust has also identified a need for support for operational and governance activities. The Trusts and Council’s Stormwater department are at time of writing considering support for the governance and administration. The Trust is also seeking operational support from the local boards.

20.     Operational support would enable the Trust to engage services to support the application of funds from philanthropic bodies, seek sponsorship from the business sector and promote the project. It would support engagement and coordination of supporting activities by businesses, community groups and Council departments. Further work is required to finalise the scope of the funding agreement and the recommended level of support. Endorsement is sought for staff to develop potential funding agreements to support the Trust’s operation for consideration at a future Board meeting.

Consideration

Local Board views and implications

21.     The Whau Local Board has endorsed the project as it is pivotal in delivering on its Local Board Plan and Greenways Plan. Whau river pathway development is identified in the environment and transport outcomes as it will increase access to the river and local rubbish, weed and pest stewardship projects. The pathway will provide numerous opportunities to progress neighbourhood development projects which will contribute to achieving the Great Communities outcome. In line with the Arts and Culture outcome, it will provide opportunities for community art projects and support the Board’s events programmes around and on the river.

Māori impact statement

22.     The Whau River is a significant place for many iwi particularly from its use a key portage route and there are numerous heritage sites identified along its banks.

23.     Engagement with local iwi has and will continue to be undertaken for the pathway.

24.     This work programme provides and ensures walkway assets are developed and well maintained and will provide benefits to local communities, including Maori.

Implementation

25.     Support for the delivery of the Te Whau Pathway has been factored into departmental work programmes and any implementation issues that are encountered as the project develops will be considered through departmental work programme discussions.

 

 

Attachments

No.

Title

Page

aView

Proposed Memorandum of Understanding

41

bView

Whau Coastal Walkway Environmental Trust Long Term Plan submission to Auckland Council

47

     

Signatories

Authors

Mark Allen - Senior Local Board Advisor

Grant Jennings  - Manager Local & Sports Parks West

Authoriser

Glenn Boyd - Relationship Manager Henderson-Massey, Waitakere Ranges, Whau

 


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15 July 2015

 

 







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Whau Local Board

15 July 2015

 

 

Review of Alcohol Bans 2015

 

File No.: CP2015/12815

 

  

 

Purpose

1.       To confirm the date, time and location of hearings on the review of alcohol bans.

Executive Summary

2.       Local boards have delegated responsibility to review the local alcohol bans in their local board areas.   

3.       The purpose of the review is to identify which existing local alcohol bans meet a new higher statutory threshold to enable them to be retained.  Alcohol bans that do not meet the threshold will lapse on 31 October 2015.

4.       15 local boards have decided 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.

5.       The public consultation period runs from 19 June to 17 July 2015, where residents and stakeholders are being asked to provide evidence of alcohol related crime or disorder in their local parks, reserves, or open spaces (see attachment one – submission form).

6.       Public hearings will take place in August 2015 for those submitters who have indicated that they wish to be heard. These will be heard by the designated Alcohol Ban Review Hearings Panel of the local board, as per the local boards’ resolution at the May business meeting.

7.       The Alcohol Ban Review Hearings Panel is charged with determining which existing alcohol bans should remain and which should lapse, and making recommendations to the full local board by 31 October 2015.

 

Recommendations

That the Whau Local Board:

a)      Notes that the board has agreed at the 20 May 2015 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.

b)      Confirms that the Whau Local Board Alcohol Ban Review Panel will hold hearings and deliberations on this issue on Wednesday, 12 August 2015 commencing at 1.00pm in the Whau Local Board office, 31 Totara Ave, New Lynn.

c)      Confirms that deliberations on this issue will occur after the hearing of the last submitter within the hearing meeting scheduled on Wednesday, 12 August 2015.

d)      Notes that the above dates will also be advertised on the Whau Local Board facebook page.  

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

Comments

8.       Alcohol bans are an accepted and effective way of helping to reduce alcohol related crime.  They limit the amount of alcohol consumed in public places. This helps reduce crime including levels of intoxication, noise, litter, harm, and disorder.

9.       Alcohol law reforms in 2013 resulted in amendments to the Local Government Act 2002 requiring all existing alcohol bans to be reviewed by 31 October 2015.  The purpose of the review is to identify which existing local alcohol bans meet a new higher statutory threshold to enable them to be retained. Local boards will determine which existing alcohol bans should remain and which should lapse, based on the new statutory threshold.

10.     Any existing alcohol bans not reviewed by 31 October 2015 will lapse (expire).  New alcohol ban requests will be addressed from 1 November 2015 on a priority basis.

11.     15 local boards have decided to undertake full public consultation, to obtain a greater understanding of the impact of alcohol use in the current alcohol ban areas.   In addition, a designated alcohol hearings panel will hear from members of the public on this issue.

12.     The public consultation process begins on 19 June 2015, and public hearings will take place in August-September 2015.

13.     The public submission process is specifically designed to obtain evidence of alcohol-related crime or disorder from the public for those alcohol bans where legacy council information or police data is limited.  The decision required of the local board is which existing alcohol bans to retain and which to lapse.

14.     The Regulatory and Bylaws Committee is also involved with this process.

Consideration

Local Board views and implications

15.     This report seeks confirmation of hearings dates, times and location, for the Alcohol Ban Review Hearings Panel.

Māori impact statement

16.     Managing alcohol related crime and harm associated with people consuming alcohol in public places increases opportunities for health and wellbeing, which is consistent with the outcomes of the Māori Plan for Tāmaki Makaurau.

17.     Feedback from mana whenua representatives at a hui held in March 2015 supported alcohol bans in principle, and believe that non-regulatory approaches should be considered to help reduce alcohol related crime and harm.

Implementation

18.     The public should be informed about the date, time and location of the hearings.

 

Attachments

No.

Title

Page

aView

Alcohol ban review submission form

93

bView

Alcohol ban review Frequently asked questions

95

     

Signatories

Authors

Kylie Hill - Policy Analyst

Chantal Creese - Senior Policy Advisor

Authorisers

Karen Lyons - Manager Local Board Services

Glenn Boyd - Relationship Manager Henderson-Massey, Waitakere Ranges, Whau

 


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Whau Local Board

15 July 2015

 

 

Early Childhood Education in Avondale Report

 

File No.: CP2015/13749

 

  

 

Purpose

1.       To provide information report to the Whau Local Board on Early Childhood Education in Avondale in response to a July 2014 board resolution.

Executive Summary

2.       The Whau Local Board requested a report on demand of early childhood education in Avondale at their 16 July 2014 meeting:

Resolution number WH/2014/98

MOVED by Member R Manukia-Schaumkel, seconded by Member A Chand:  

That the Whau Local Board:

a)      Receives the presentation from Kirsty Pillay-Hansen from Avondale Community Preschool and thank her for the presentation.

b)      Requests a report from staff on early childhood education in the Whau including:

i.      the current provision and projected need in the Whau’s neighbourhoods and town centres.

ii.     central government support for early childhood centres.

iii.    Auckland Council’s current approach/future policy development for supporting early childhood centres.

CARRIED

3.       A memo providing an overview of key findings along with the attached report was circulated to members in June 2015.

 

Recommendation

That the Whau Local Board:

a)      Receives the Early Childhood Education in Avondale report in response to resolution WH/2014/98 at its 16 July 2014 board meeting.

 

 

Attachments

No.

Title

Page

aView

Early Childhood Education in Avondale

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Signatories

Author

Riya Seth - Democracy Advisor

Authoriser

Glenn Boyd - Relationship Manager Henderson-Massey, Waitakere Ranges, Whau

 


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15 July 2015

 

 

Manukau Harbour Forum: Legislative Change Requiring Agreement by Resolution

 

File No.: CP2015/11656

 

  

 

Purpose

1.       To request that the Whau Local Board resolve on recommendations made by the Manukau Harbour Forum regarding membership and delegations to the forum. This is to ensure that the forum has a valid agreement between all nine member boards in place prior to 31 July 2015 to comply with recent changes to the Local Government Act 2002.

Executive Summary

2.       In 2014 amendments were made to the Local Government Act 2002 that affect the Manukau Harbour Forum as a joint committee of nine local boards.

3.       The forum’s existing terms of reference do not cover all the requirements under the amended legislation, as the resolutions from each member board adopting the terms of reference and establishing the forum need to be the same, i.e. showing agreement between all nine boards.

4.       In light of the above, in order for the forum to exist after 31 July 2015 all member boards will need to show agreement by resolution on the following:

i)        The number of members each local board may appoint to the joint committee;

ii)       How the joint committee chairperson and deputy chairperson are to be appointed;

iii)      The terms of reference of the joint committee;

iv)      What responsibilities are to be delegated to the joint committee by each appointee local board; and

v)      The process for amending the agreement.

5.       At its business meeting of 8 June 2015 the forum resolved as follows:

b)      Requests that this report be forwarded on to the nine member boards recommending that each board:

i)        Appoints one named member and one named alternate member to the Manukau Harbour Forum

ii)       Confirms 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)      Confirms the revised Terms of Reference for the Manukau Harbour Forum as appended to Agenda reports

iv)      Delegates authority to the Manukau Harbour Forum to make decision 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.

v)      Confirms 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

v)      Notes that in order for the nine member boards to agree on this new binding agreement for the Manukau Harbour Forum, the resolutions made in respect of recommendations b) i)-v) above (with the exception of b) i) where appointees must 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.

 

6.       A copy of the revised terms of reference is appended as Attachment A.

 

Recommendations

That the Whau Local Board:

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

i)        appoint one named member and one named 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 Whau 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.

 

Discussion

7.       In 2014 amendments were made to the Local Government Act 2002, in particular Schedule 1AA Clause 5 reads as follows:

Requirement to enter into agreement under clause 30A of Schedule 7

(1)     This clause applies to a local authority that appointed a joint committee under clause 30(1)(b) of Schedule 7 before the date of commencement of clause 30A of Schedule 7 if that committee remains in existence after that date.

(2)     The local authority must, within 12 months of the date of commencement of clause 30A of Schedule 7, enter into an agreement under that clause with every other local authority or public body that has appointed members to that joint committee.

(3)     If an agreement under clause 30A of Schedule 7 is not entered into within the period specified in subclause (2), the joint committee is deemed to be discharged by the local authority.

(4)     Nothing in this clause applies if the joint committee referred to in subclause (1) was constituted or continued by, or required to be constituted or continued by, an enactment other than this Act.

8.       Each of the Manukau Harbour Forum’s member boards previously resolved varying membership and delegations (Attachment B). The Act requires agreement by resolution which means all resolutions from the boards need to be the same.

9.       Analysis has been undertaken by Auckland Council’s legal services team as to whether the boards at the time of establishment covered all the necessary points within the legislation (Attachment C).  This analysis shows that the requirements of the legislation for agreements in regard to joint committees have not been met and the member boards will need to pass new resolutions to satisfy all the requirements of the amendments to the Act.

10.     The Forum’s resolutions of 8 June 2015, based on advice from staff, were intended to keep these provisions as close as possible to what has been previously agreed by the majority of member boards.

11.     At the same meeting, the forum also took the opportunity to make a number of minor revisions to its terms of reference, which staff had been working on in consultation with the forum following a workshop on 13 April, at which this issue was originally raised with the Forum.

12.     It is important note that unless this new agreement comes into effect on or before 31 July 2015, the forum will technically cease to exist. In order to achieve this, the recommendations must be resolved, in full and unamended, by all nine member boards.

Consideration

Local Board Views and Implications

13.     Local boards have previously agreed, through adoption of the forum’s terms of reference, that the Manukau Harbour is a regional asset and it was appropriate that Local Boards will collectively contribute to strategies and outcomes that enhance the social, economic, environmental and cultural well-being of the harbour. The forum has been seen as an effective mechanism to achieve this.

14.     The role of the forum is to champion the sustainable management of the Manukau Harbour and adjacent communities. It developed a vision and strategy in line with this which was adopted in September 2014.

15.     The forum has no budget allocated to projects and relies on the member boards to fund projects for its work programme.

Maori Impact Statement

16.     Workshops of the Manukau Harbour Forum were held on 13 April and 8 June 2015 to discuss the ongoing role of mana whenua in relation to the forum. Some minor changes were made to the forum’s terms of reference as a result of this to reflect the forum’s obligations under Te Tiriti o Waitangi/The Treaty of Waitangi, and its desire to work with mana whenua on an ongoing basis.

17.     The forum anticipates receiving further advice and options regarding the formalisation of its relationship with mana whenua.

Implementation Issues

18.     The new agreement must be entered into by all member boards prior to 31 July 2015.

 

Attachments

No.

Title

Page

aView

Manukau Harbour Forum Revised Terms of Reference

123

bView

Resolutions by member boards

125

cView

Assessment of resolutions by member boards

129

     

Signatories

Author

Mary Binney - Local Board Advisor - Maungakiekie-Tamaki

Authorisers

Victoria Villaraza - Relationship Manager

Glenn Boyd - Relationship Manager Henderson-Massey, Waitakere Ranges, Whau

 


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15 July 2015

 

 

Manukau Harbour Forum Joint Committee –terms of reference

1. Introduction

The formation of a forum to champion the sustainable management of the Manukau

Harbour and adjacent communities has arisen through the collective aspirations of

local boards bordering the harbour itself. Local Boards have a statutory responsibility

and are democratically accountable for identifying and communicating the interests

and preferences of the people in their Local Board area in relation to the content of

the strategies, policies, plans, and bylaws of the Auckland Council.

 

The Manukau Harbour is a regional taonga/treasure for all the peoples of Auckland. It is therefore appropriate that Local Boards collectively contribute to strategies and

outcomes that restore and enhance the well-being of the harbour itself.

 

2. Background / Context

Prior to November 2010, agencies generally approached issues of community

concern in alignment with the previous local authority boundaries, and somewhat

independently in each area. Five legacy territorial authorities and the Auckland

Regional Council had a direct interest in the harbour due to proximity. Under the

Auckland Council, the following local boards[1] share a boundary with the harbour:

·    Waitakere Ranges

·    Whau

·    Puketapapa

·    Maungakiekie-Tamaki

·    Otara-Papatoetoe

·    Mangere-Otahuhu

·    Manurewa

·    Papakura

·    Franklin

 

There is sufficient commonality of issues and interests, for synergies to be gained

from a sub-regional approach to advocacy in relation to the management of the

Manukau Harbour. This is also supported by the legislative imperative for local

boards to work together where the interests and preferences of communities within

each local board area will be better served by doing so.

 

Likely benefits of such an alliance are early identification of and response to

emerging issues, a more cohesive approach to multi-causal problems, and greater

efficiency and effectiveness of planning and interventions. These benefits are

particularly pertinent planning matters relating to:

·    Auckland Council’s statutory obligations under Te Tiriti o Waitangi/The Treaty of Waitangi

·    The Auckland Plan and the Unitary Plan

·    The Annual Plan and the Long-term Plan (LTP)

·    The Waitakere Ranges Heritage Area Act 2008

·    The 1990 Manukau Harbour Action Plan

·    National Policy Statements and National Environmental Standards

·    The activities of CCOs in relation to the harbour and the coastal environment

·    Other harbour and coastal ownership and management issues

 

3. Purpose

The purpose of the Manukau Harbour Forum is to provide for a means of collective

Local Board advocacy on issues affecting the Manukau Harbour, and the adjacent

foreshore. Issues to be addressed by the Forum may include:

·    Restoration of the health and wellbeing of the Manukau Harbour

·    The role of Mana Whenua in relation to the Manukau Harbour

·    A unified management-approach to the Manukau Harbour

·    Advocacy on issues related to both natural and human activities affecting the harbour foreshore

·    Wastewater and stormwater discharges

·    The strategic removal of mangroves and Pacific oysters

·    Coastal erosion mitigation opportunities

·    The enhancement of marine and coastal habitats that assist with increased

Biodiversity

·    The preservation of sustainable commercial and recreational fisheries within

the harbour

·    The protection of Maui’s Dolphin and other species

·    Catchments and tributary streams that flow into the harbour

·    Access to the harbour

·    The role of the port operation at Onehunga

 

4. Principles

The Forum is in principle collectively accountable to the wider community for

supporting the development and delivery of the community’s vision in relation to the

Manukau Harbour. In practice, individual members are accountable to their own

boards and to the constituents whose interests they represent.

 

The Forum:

·    Is strategic, not operational

·    Deals only with matters where collaboration and synergy add value (it does

not duplicate what already exists, or deal with matters that are better dealt

with more locally, i.e. it does not work at a single board level) though it may deal with issues that impact some but not all member boards.

·    Is committed to Te Tiriti o Waitangi/The Treaty of Waitangi, and it will work actively to ensure that it

also acknowledges and recognises the interests of mana whenua through continued development of an open relationship with mana whenua

·    Recognises the local, regional, and national significance of the Waitakere Ranges and its foothills and coasts, as set out in the Waitakere Ranges Heritage Area Act 2008, and acknowledges the statutory obligations to protect the Heritage Area.

·    Will focus on commonalities rather than differences.

 


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Confirmation of Workshop Records: June 2015

 

File No.: CP2015/13754

 

  

 

Purpose

1.       This report presents records of workshops held by the Whau Local Board on:

10 June 2015

24 June 2015

 

Recommendation

That the Whau Local Board:

a)      Confirms the records of the workshops in Attachments A - B held on the following dates: 

10 June 2015

24 June 2015

 

Attachments

No.

Title

Page

aView

Record of Workshop 10 June 2015

139

bView

Record of Workshop 24 June 2015

141

    

Signatories

Authors

Riya Seth - Democracy Advisor

Mark Allen - Senior Local Board Advisor

Authoriser

Glenn Boyd - Relationship Manager Henderson-Massey, Waitakere Ranges, Whau

 


Whau Local Board

15 July 2015

 

 

 


                

Whau Local Board Workshop Records

 

Date of Workshop:         Wednesday, 10 June 2015

Time:                                 3.30pm – 6.00pm

Venue:                              Whau Local Board Office, 31 Totara Avenue,

                                           New Lynn

 

Present:           Catherine Farmer                  

            Simon Matafai                                    (from 3.45pm, item 1)

            Ami Chand

Derek Battersby                      (until 4.40pm, item 1 and from 5.45pm, item 4)

            Susan Zhu                               (until 4.40pm, item 1 and from 5.45pm, item 4)

           

Apologies:       Ruby Manukia-Schaumkel      (for absence)

                        Duncan Macdonald                  (for absence)

 

 

Item

Topic

Presenter(s)

Time

1.0

Parks

Shyrel Burt

Helen Biffin

3.30pm – 4.35pm

The board was presented with 2015/16 parks work programme. Staff updated the board on available budgets to date and options for allocation considering local board priorities.

The following points were noted:

·     Albert-Eden LB is also interested in Holly to Heron Park walkway and has shown interest in finding the project.

·     Heron Park – Howlett Reserve will be mixture of land and board walks for walking and cycling both.

·     Development of Crown Lynn park is in LTP (Net year $50,000 to develop plans etc and $5 million over next 3 years).

2.0

Pine trees at Blockhouse Bay Reserve Playground

Shyrel Burt

Helen Biffin

4.35pm – 4.40pm

These will not be removed but it was noted that the trees will be maintained every year and if there is any safety concern they will then be removed.

3.0

Community Environmental Services

Karen Summerhays

Lucy Hawcroft 

Damon Birchfield – Ecomatters Trust

Fiona McCallum – Keep Waitakere Beautiful Trust

 

4.50pm – 5.25pm

Representatives from Ecomatters and Keep Waitakere Beautiful Trust presented the board with their work programme for 2015/16. It was also noted that Keep Waitakere Beautiful trust will be merging with Ecomatters Trust in near future.

4.0

LTP and other reports

Glenn Boyd

David Rose

5.25pm – 6.00pm

The board members discussed LTP report on June board meeting agenda.

 

 

Relationship Manager:  Glenn Boyd


Whau Local Board

15 July 2015

 

 

 


                

Whau Local Board Workshop Records

Date of Workshop:     Wednesday, 24 June 2015

Time:                            10.30am – 12.10pm

Venue:                          Whau Local Board Office, 31 Totara Avenue,

                                      New Lynn

Present:           Catherine Farmer                  

            Simon Matafai                       

            Ami Chand

            Ruby Manukia-Schaumkel

           

Apologies:       Susan Zhu                                (for absence)

Derek Battersby                       (for absence)

                        Duncan Macdonald                  (for absence)

Item

Topic

Presenter(s)

Time

1.0

ACIL Presentation


Gary Swift (ACIL - CEO)


10.30am -11.15am

It was noted that AC Treasury is taking over management of Diversified financial assets which means that ACIL will no longer be responsible.

·      Ports of Auckland – increased profit since AC involvement.  Impact of Kotahi /Maersk/Port of Tauranga agreement is to the advantage of Fontera.  POA rated most successful port in country.

·      ACIL being reshaped.  Gary Swift will step down from the CE role at the end of Sept. Board of 7 will be reduced to board of 3. No longer responsible for diversified financial assets.

2.0

Whau River Railway Bridge

 


Owena Schuster (AT)

Marcus Pillay (AT)

Albert Ang (AT)

Allan Howard-Smith (AT)


11.15am – 12.00pm

Auckland Transport presented high level plans for the foot/cycle bridge being built as part of the New Lynn to Waterview shared path.

·      EMs to provide feedback through LB Advisors whether, through the developed design opportunities identified - is there anything EMs would like included in bridge design

·      Public Open Day planned for Mid-July.  Board suggested use of Bay Olympic Clubrooms that overlook the proposed site.  Also suggested AT make contact with West Engagement Advisor and West Communications Advisor who can assist with stakeholder groups and iwi consultation.

·      The project needs renaming as there is already a “Whau Bridge” in existence not far from this site.

3.0

Community Awards

 

Rodica Chelaru


12.00pm – 12.10pm

 Staff presented on proposed format for Whau Community Awards. EMs opted for:

·      Bi-annual event - with the first event in Mid-August 2015.

·      7 nominees for first round – one nomination from each member.

·      Next step is to create and issue nomination form that will identify nominee and provide supporting information.

·      Needs to be a person who has done a lot for the betterment of the community who has not received due recognition.

 

Relationship Manager:  Glenn Boyd

    

    



[1] Member boards listed in geographical order from north to south