I hereby give notice that an ordinary meeting of the Auckland City Centre Advisory Board will be held on:

 

Date:                       

Time:

Meeting Room:

Venue:

Wednesday, 25 November 2015

3.00pm

Room 1, Level 26

135 Albert Street, Auckland

 

Auckland City Centre Advisory Board

OPEN AGENDA

 

MEMBERSHIP

 

 

City Centre Stakeholder

Chairperson

Kate Healy

Ngāti Whātua Ōrākei

Members

Dick Ayres

CBD Residents Advisory Group

 

Viv Beck

Business Improvement District

 

Mayor Len Brown, JP

Auckland Council

 

Greg Cohen

Tourism/Travel

 

Shale Chambers

Waitemata Local Board, Auckland Council

 

Tim Coffey

CBD Residents Advisory Group

 

John Coop

Urban design/institute of architects

 

Terry Cornelius, JP, FCA

Retail sector

 

Prof Jenny Dixon

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

 

Jillian de Beer

Arts and Cultural Sector

 

Andrew Gaukrodger

Corporate sector including financial and other professional services

 

Mark Kingsford

Corporate sector including financial and other professional services

 

Mike Lee

Liaison councillor, Auckland Council

 

Margaret Lewis

Business Improvement District

 

Nigel Murphy

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

 

Alex Voutratzis

Property Council of NZ

 

Sky City representative

(To be confirmed)

Tourism/Travel

 

(Quorum 6 members)

 

Tam White

Democracy Advisor, 20 November 2015,

Contact Telephone: (09) 890 8156

Email: tam.white@aucklandcouncil.govt.nz

Website: www.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz

 


 

 


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25 November 2015

 

 

ITEM   TABLE OF CONTENTS                                                                                        PAGE

1          Apologies                                                                                                                        7

2          Declaration of Interest                                                                                                   7

3          Confirmation of Minutes                                                                                               7

4          Extraordinary Business                                                                                                7

5          Election of the Chairperson and Deputy Chairperson                                              9

6          Issues of significance                                                                                                  13

7          CCI Progress Update for Auckland City Centre Advisory Board
- to 19 November 2015                                                                                                
15

8          City Centre Masterplan targets review                                                                     31

9          High Street Precinct and Freyberg Square/Ellen Melville Hall update                  35

10        Nelson Street Cycleway Amenity Enhancements Project Update                        87

11        Urban People Pplaces(UPP) Programme Progress Report November 2015       91

12        K’Rd Business Association Destination Marketing                                                95

13        Beresford Square                                                                                                      101 

14        Consideration of Extraordinary Items 

 

 


1          Apologies

 

At the close of the agenda an apology from Member  Alex Voutratzis had been received.

 

 

2          Declaration of Interest

 

Members are 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.

 

 

3          Confirmation of Minutes

 

That the Auckland City Centre Advisory Board:

a)         confirm the ordinary minutes of its meeting, held on Wednesday, 28 October 2015, as a true and correct record.

 

 

4          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.”

 

 


Auckland City Centre Advisory Board

25 November 2015

 

 

Election of the Chairperson and Deputy Chairperson

 

File No.: CP2015/24964

 

Purpose

1.       To elect a deputy chairperson for the Auckland City Centre Advisory Board.

Executive summary

2.       With the resignation of Barbara Holloway from the Auckland City Centre Advisory Board the board must elect a new deputy chairperson.

3.       The board must decide whether the election will be conducted by open or closed ballot, and choose a voting system.  Staff recommend that the Board adopt one of the two voting systems outlined in the Local Government Act 2002 (explained at paragraphs 12 and 13 of this report).

4.       Once the board has made these choices, the Lead Officer Support will lead the process for the election of the deputy chairperson. 

Recommendation/s

That the Auckland City Centre Advisory Board:

a)      decide whether the deputy chairperson will be elected by open or closed ballot.

b)      decide whether the deputy chairperson will be elected using voting system A or voting system B (as described in Schedule 7, Clause 25 of the Local Government Act 2002).

c)      elect a deputy chairperson.

Comments

5.       The board is required to elect a new deputy chairperson. 

6.       There is no provision for proxy voting. Only members present may nominate and vote for the deputy chairperson. Candidates can vote for themselves.

Open or closed ballot

7.       The board can choose to elect the deputy chairperson by show of hand, which is an open ballot, or by writing their preference on a ballot paper, which is a closed ballot.

Voting System

8.       The board needs to decide what voting system it wants to use.

9.       Staff recommend to undertake the election in accordance with Schedule 7, Clause 25 of the Local Government Act 2002, and to choose one of the two systems that can be used to elect chairpersons and deputy chairpersons of regional councils and other committees.  The two systems are described below.

 

10.     System A -

(a)     requires that a person is elected or appointed if he or she receives the votes of a majority of the members of the local authority or committee present and voting; and

(b)          has the following characteristics:

(i)  there is a first round of voting for all candidates; and

(ii)     if no candidate is successful in that round there is a          second round of voting from which the candidate with the fewest votes in the first round is excluded; and

(iii)     if no candidate is successful in the second round there is a third, and if necessary subsequent, round of voting from which, each time, the candidate with the fewest votes in the previous round is excluded; and

(iv)    in any round of voting, if two or more candidates tie for the lowest number of votes, the person excluded from the next round is resolved by lot.

11.     System B -

(a)     requires that a person is elected or appointed if he or she receives more votes than any other candidate; and

(b)          has the following characteristics:

(i)  there is only one round of voting; and

(ii) if two or more candidates tie for the most votes, the tie is resolved by lot.

Voting procedure at the meeting

12.     The meeting will proceed as follows:

(a)     The chairperson will call the meeting to order and deal with apologies and the initial procedural items.

(b)     The first item of substantive business will be the election of the deputy chairperson.

(c)     The chair will call for a decision on whether the ballot will be open or closed. This will be by simple voice or show of hands vote.

(d)     The chair will then call for a decision on the voting system. Once a member moves one of the systems and is seconded, it will be put to the vote. Again a decision will be by voice or show of hands.

(e)     The chair will call for nominations for the deputy chairperson. Each candidate must be nominated and seconded by a panel member who is present.

(f)      If there is only one nomination that person will be declared elected.

(g)     If there is more than one candidate, an election will take place using the voting system agreed earlier.

(h)     If it is closed voting, the democracy advisor will undertake the vote, scrutineered by the liaison councillor.

(i)      The meeting will then continue with the next item of business.

Consideration

Local board views and implications

13.     There are no local board implications.

Māori impact statement

14.     There are no items in this report which impact on matters of significance for Māori.

Implementation

15.     There are no significant implication issues.

Attachments

There are no attachments for this report.      

Signatories

Author

Tam White - Democracy Advisor

Authoriser

Andrew Guthrie – Programme Director – City Centre Integration  

 


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25 November 2015

 

 

Issues of significance

 

File No.: CP2015/24960

 

Purpose

1.       To enable Board Members to discuss issues of significance that may affect the central city area.

Executive Summary

2.       The following issues have been identified for discussion and an opportunity for Board members to raise any concerns they may have:

a.            Harbour related

i.   Wharves

ii.   Port

b.           Transport related

i.   City Rail Link

ii.   Bus network

iii.  Light Rail

iv. Pedestrian/cycle ways

c.            Street life-related

i.   Safety

ii.   Pollution

iii.  Homelessness

iv. Public open spaces

Recommendation/s

That the Auckland City Centre Advisory Board:

a)      receive any updates from Board members.

 

Attachments

There are no attachments for this report.     

Signatories

Author

Tam White - Democracy Advisor

Authoriser

Andrew Guthrie – Programme Director – City Centre Integration

 


Auckland City Centre Advisory Board

25 November 2015

 

 

CCI Progress Update for Auckland City Centre Advisory Board
- to 19 November 2015

 

File No.: CP2015/24956

 

Purpose

1.       To update the Auckland City Centre Advisory Board (ACCAB) on City Centre Integration (CCI) progress to 19th November 2015.

 

Recommendation/s

That the Auckland City Centre Advisory Board:

a)      receive the City Centre Integration progress report, updated to 19th November 2015.

 

Attachments

No.

Title

Page

aView

CCI Progress Update Report

17

bView

Progress from previous meetings

25

cView

Topics - Forward Planner

29

     

Signatories

Author

Andrew Guthrie – Programme Director– City Centre Integration

 


Auckland City Centre Advisory Board

25 November 2015

 

 

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Attachment A - Report on progress from previous meetings

Oct-15

Resolution Ref.

Subject

Issue

Required by

CEN/2015/28

Issues of Significance

Request further discussion on the following:

 

Street Life related projects

 

Staff to propose design principles for TR funded projects, which could then be subject to independent design review a critique.

Nov-15

Port Future Study

 

Agree that the Chair writes to the CE, in recognition of the current and future role of the Port in the City and request a representative from ACCAB to be involved in the working party of the Future Port Study.

Complete

CEN/2015/57

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

(further to CEN/2015/42)

 

Adopt the updated CCTR Project Assessment Criteria as a guide to the assessment of proposed projects benefits and importance, relative to potential funding through the CCTR.

No action required

Receive the updated Forward Works Programme including the current proposed TR funded projects (for FY15/16-FY24/25 period) and provide final feedback prior to finalisation and endorsement at the August ACCAB meeting.

Complete

CEN/2015/58

Communications: momentum and mitigation

Support the direction of the momentum and mitigation programme

No action required

Note the request that some TR budget for over aching collateral promotion and engagement may be required going forward.

CEN/2015/59

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

Note the current designs for the Pioneer Women’s and Ellen Melville Hall and Freyberg Square upgrade

No action required

Support that the project is ready for further engagement with the Auckland public, notably with residents, local business and property owners, city centre employees and youth.

CEN/2015/60

Nelson Street Cycleway Amenity Enhancements

Receive the report and presentation on the latest scoping and design work.

No action required

CEN/2015/66

Proposed 2015-25 City Centre Programme of Work- Update

(further to CEN/2015/42 & 57)
Endorsed the TR2 City Centre Programme of Works including the current proposed targeted rate funded projects (for the FY15/16 - FY24/25 period).
Endorse in principle the proposed projects and budgets.

No action required

CEN/2015/67

Review of City Centre Masterplan Targets

(further to CEN/2015/32)
Support the proposed City Centre Master Plan set targets.
Support the allocation of $20,000 of city centre targeted rate funding annually to a residents survey with a review in 2018.
Support a survey to measure perceptions of domestic and international visitors and report back on feasibility costs.
Support the allocation of $3,500 per annum to measure harbour water quality in the city centre.

No action required

CEN/2015/68

Urban People Places (UPP) Programme Progress Report

Receive the Urban People Places programme progress update report.

No action required

CEN/2015/69

Myers Park Development Stage 2 Concept Designs

Endorse the final concept design for Myers Park Development Stage 2

No action required

CEN/2015/77

Issues of significance

Thank Councillor Casey and Corie Haddock, Lifewise for their attendance and presentation.

No action required

Request staff to collate information, and nominate Members Barbara Holloway, Viv Beck and Shale Chambers to work with staff and report back on the issue to further inform Board members.

pending

Port Future Study
Receive the update from the Chairperson on the Ports Future Study.

No action required

CEN/2015/78

CCI Progress update to 16 September 2015

Receive the progress update report to 16 September 2015

No action required

CEN/2015/79

High Street Precinct Redevelopment Update

Endorsed the proposed approach for planning, consultation, design and delivery of redevelopment streetscapes within the High Street precinct, and specifically the intent to deliver improvements as soon as practicable, and with minimum disruption to business and residents.
Endorse expenditure of up to $250,000 in FY15/16 to commence the initial stages of the proposal as outlined in the Programme of Works . (Investigations and engagements)

No action required

CEN/2015/80

Hobson/Nelson Reference Design

Receive the Hobson/Nelson Reference Design Report

No action required

CEN/2015/81

CRL Enabling Works Public Realm - Albert Street Design Update

Receive the update on the design of Albert Street, from Quay Street to Wyndham Street.

No action required

CEN/2015/82

Downtown Public Spaces - Ferry Basin

Receive the update of the proposal next steps, funding constraints and requirements to deliver the first downtown public space within the ferry basin between Princes and Queens Wharves

No action required


Defer the endorsement in principle on the allocation of targeted rate to enable the investigation and design of works associated with the Downtown Public Spaces to be further presented at a future meeting

Complete

CEN/2015/83

Wayfinding (Regional Signage) Update

Receive the update on the Wayfinding (Regional Signage) Project

No action required

CEN/2015/87

Issues of Significance

Receive he verbal update from Member Tim Coffey regarding the meetings of the Port Future Study Reference Group

No action required

CEN/2015/88

CCI Progress update for the ACCAB to 21 October 2015

Receive the CCI progress report updated to 21st October 2015
Receive the verbal update from Viv Beck in relation to the drenchers/sprinklers in the CBD

No action required

CEN/2015/89

Potential CCTR Streetscape Upgrade Projects

Receive the Targeted Rate Potential Projects Report

No action required

CEN/2015/90

Aotea Quarter Framework - Draft Consultation Findings and Initial Responses

Receive the draft consultation findings and initial responses update

No action required

CEN/2015/91

Downtown Public Spaces - Investigation & Design

Refer to CEN/2015/82
Endorse allocation of up to $1.450m of targeted rate budget between FY15/16-FY17/18 to enable the investigation and design of works associated with the Downtown Public Spaces, on the basis that funds will be reimbursed upon receipt of funds from the sale of QE Square in Feb 2018 (or earlier), including costs of funding/interest.

No action required

CEN/2015/92

Update from Panuku Development Auckland

Receive and thank the Development Director, Panuku Development Auckland for his update and attendance.

No action required

CEN/2015/93

Freyberg Square/Ellen Melville Hall update

Receive the update

No action required

 


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City Centre Masterplan targets review

 

File No.: CP2015/24969

 

Purpose

1.       To provide an update on the review of the City Centre Masterplan (CCMP) targets.

Executive Summary

2.       The review of the CCMP targets was endorsed by the ACCAB in May. The review proposes a significant reduction from the existing 36 headline targets, with a focus on measures that can be reported on regularly.

3.       In August, the ACCAB supported the interim proposed targets and endorsed targeted rate funding for a City Centre Residents Survey. This survey is in process, with Residents Advisory Group input to the wording, and a preferred supplier selected.

4.       The targets themselves have been further revised following discussions with partners across the council family. The process has highlighted areas that some parts of the council family may want to pursue in future.

Recommendation/s

That the Auckland City Centre Advisory Board:

a)      support the proposed set of targets

b)      support an approach of proceeding with a set of targets that can be added to as measures become available.

Comments

5.       The preferred supplier for the City Centre Residents Survey has been selected and an initial planning meeting will take place in early December. It is envisaged that field work will begin early in the new year, following the summer break. The Residents Advisory Group provided useful feedback on the questions and this has been taken on board.

6.       Key changes to the targets made since the last update include:

–        Moving ‘zero pedestrian deaths or serious injuries as a result of vehicle collisions’ from a target to an outcome. It was felt by Auckland Transport staff that it is influenced by too many external factors to be something that can be considered a target for staff; but that as an outcome it would be more effective in guiding related activity and projects. 

–        The proposed target on free left turns (one of the initial CCMP targets), has also been removed. It was felt that this focused too much on an individual mechanism that may not always be appropriate in a given context. In its place, AT staff have proposed a target of pedestrian improvements being made to at least two of the identified higher-risk city centre streets each year. As a focus this has added benefits, for example informing minor improvements that could be made through the Urban People Places programme.

–        Further discussions with ATEED have highlighted difficulties about the extent to which some of the outcomes – notably Outcomes 2 and 9 – can be adequately measured. Some of these issues will not be able to be resolved quickly. Therefore to avoid further delays, we propose highlighting that targets may be added as measures become available.

7.       The result is the proposed targets now consist of the following:

–        18 headline targets (two per outcome)

–        Six supporting targets

–        Three potential future targets

8.       The proposed targets are listed below under each outcome. The changes are in blue.

Outcome 1:       A vibrant and engaging international destination – an iconic destination and ‘must-do’ for the international visitor to New Zealand.

1.1

Average length of stay in commercial accommodation in the City Centre is maintained at 2.2 nights to 2020, after which it increases.

Reported by: Ateed

1.2

Total guest nights increase by an average of 3% annually.

Reported by: Ateed

1.3

Note: ATEED is considering a potential future target on visitor perceptions

 

 

Outcome 2:       A globally significant centre for business – the Engine Room of the Auckland economic powerhouse with a vibrant and vital retail and commercial core

2.1

Increase the number of people employed in city centre by 1,500 per year.

Reported by: Council group (reported by CCI)

2.2

Maintain growth in retail expenditure (+5% on average year on year) to 2020.

Reported by: Council group (reported by CCI)

2.3

Note: ATEED is considering a potential future target on foreign direct investment

 

 

Outcome 3:       A city centre that meets the needs of a growing and changing residential population

Headline targets

 

3.1

All engagement on council group city centre programmes and projects to proactively target the views of children and young people

Reported by: Auckland Council

3.2

Increase in the proportion of residents who feel a sense of community in the city centre from 33% to 60% by 2040. 

Reported by: Auckland Council

Supporting targets

 

3.3

City centre crime rates decrease by 5% every ten years.

Reported by: Police

3.4

Improved satisfaction with community facilities

Reported by: CCI

3.5

Increase in resident’s perceptions of a sense of safety in the city centre

Reported by: CCI

3.6

The percentage of assets in the city centre that are graffiti free is more than 90% by 2020.

Reported by: Auckland Council

 

Outcome 4:       A culturally rich and creative centre – a window on the world where all of Auckland’s many cultures are celebrated.

4.1

All significant council projects in the city centre to reflect the Te Aranga Principles

Reported by: Auckland Council

4.2

Maintain number of events in the city centre (by event permits) to 2020, after which it increases

Reported by: Auckland Council

 

Outcome 5:       An exemplar of urban living – with a wide choice of high-quality residential options

Headline target

 

5.1

Population of city centre increases by 1,000 people per year

Reported by: CCI

5.2

Residents’ perceptions of the city centre as a great place to live are maintained to 2020; thereafter increasing

Reported by: CCI

 

Outcome 6:       Hub of an integrated regional transport system - well connected to its urban villages.

Headline target

 

6.1

By 2040, drivers will make up fewer than 30% of people commuting into the city centre by vehicle

Reported by: Auckland Transport

6.2

Achieve a 30% increase in the numbers of people commuting into the city centre by bicycle by 2019.

Reported by: Auckland Transport

6.3

Note: potential future target on the number of Aucklanders living within 30 minutes’ public transport travel time of the city centre

 

 

Outcome 7:       A walkable and pedestrian-friendly city centre, moving towards zero pedestrian deaths or serious injuries as a result of vehicle collisions

Headline targets

 

7.1

Pedestrian counts in city centre increase as quickly as residential growth.

Reported by: Auckland Council

7.2

Pedestrian improvements will be made to at least two of the identified higher-risk city centre streets each year

Reported by: Auckland Transport

 

Outcome 8:       An exceptional natural environment and leading environmental performer

Headline targets

 

8.1

Maintain recent air quality improvements, with fine particulate matter (PM10) levels continuing to average below 15 µg/m3 (MFE Air Quality guideline is below 20)

Reported by: Auckland Council

8.2

Harbour water quality in the city centre meets recreational standards

Reported by: Auckland Council

Supporting targets

 

8.3

Increase in the number of New Zealand Green Building Council minimum 5-star-rated buildings in the city centre by 1 each year

Reported by: Auckland Council

8.4

Increase in the number of street trees in the city centre by 25% by 2021.

Reported by: Auckland Council

 

Outcome 9:       World-leading centre for higher education, research and innovation – the hub of creative and innovative products and services

9.1

Increase the number of international students enrolled at AUT and University of Auckland by 400 per year. [note – this may be expanded to all tertiary institutions in the city centre]

Reported by: Universities

9.2

Number of businesses innovating.

Reported by: ATEED

 

Consideration

Local Board views and implications

9.       The targets review has been discussed with the Waitematā Local Board at regular intervals. However there has not been time at this stage to seek formal feedback on some of the most recent proposed changes.

Māori impact statement

10.     One of the areas lacking within the existing targets is a measure of embedding cultural identity. With the Te Aranga design principles now established, it is proposed that one of the headline measures be that ‘All significant council projects in the city centre to reflect the Te Aranga Principles’.

Implementation

11.     A report of the targets will be finalised and shared with the ACCAB at the next meeting.

 

Attachments

There are no attachments for this report.    

Signatories

Author

Oliver Roberts, Strategy and Communication Manager, City Centre Integration

Authoriser

Andrew Guthrie, Programme Director, City Centre Integration

 


Auckland City Centre Advisory Board

25 November 2015

 

 

High Street Precinct and Freyberg Square/Ellen Melville Hall update

 

File No.: CP2015/24967

 

Purpose

1.       The purpose of this report is to provide feedback on consultation on the Freyberg project and next steps for the project and wider precinct planning.

Executive Summary

2.       Consultation on the project has been occurring over recent months.  Generally the project has received strong overall support.

3.       However, there has been significant concern raised by a number of local businesses.  The key areas of concern are the proposed closure of Freyberg Place, effects on business during construction, and desire to have wider planning undertaken for the precinct to inform decisions.

4.       The project team is working with businesses and Heart of the City to resolve these matters and will establish a way forward from these discussions.

5.       The project team will provide a report to the ACCAB in December to seek endorsement on a way forward for Freyberg Square and Ellen Melville Hall, and the wider High Street Precinct.

6.       Resources have been allocated to the area to work on activation opportunities and wider precinct planning.

Recommendation/s

That the Auckland City Centre Advisory Board:

a)      receive the High Street Precinct and Freyberg Square/Ellen Melville Hall update report.

Comments

7.       Consultation on the project has been occurring over recent months.  Input was received through feedback forms, open days, stakeholder meetings, online blog comments and social media channels.

8.       There have been 337 pieces of feedback with general support overall for both the Freyberg Square and Ellen Melville Hall proposals, with a range of suggestions made.  The project team is looking at potential changes to the design in response to feedback.

9.       The full consultation report is attached to this report.

10.     There has been significant concern raised by a number of local businesses.  The key areas of concern are the proposed closure of Freyberg Place, effects on business during construction, and desire to have wider planning undertaken for the precinct.

11.     Targeted meetings are occurring with businesses and Heart of the City to further understand and resolve these issues.  The first meeting was on the 12th November and a follow-up meeting is planned for the first week of December. 

12.     Once these meetings have occurred the project team will provide a report to the ACCAB in December to seek endorsement on a way forward for both Freyberg Square and Ellen Melville Hall and the wider High Street Precinct.

13.     As an initial response to the feedback, City Centre Integration and the Auckland Design Office have made resources available to work with the business, residents and other key stakeholders to a) explore potential activation opportunities and b) develop an approach for wider precinct planning.

14.     The Auckland Design Office has commissioned Natalie Donze as a place co-ordinator to work closely in the High Street area in partnership with Heart of the City, and the area will be an initial focus for the new Activation Programme Leader, Barbara Holloway.

Consideration

Local Board views and implications

15.     The Waitematā Local Board is being updated through workshops and Board meetings on the Freyberg Square and Ellen Melville Hall.  The project team will be seeking direction around the Ellen Melville Hall project and will provide the Local Board’s views at the ACCAB December meeting.

Māori impact statement

16.     Engagement with iwi has occurred through the CCI mana whenua monthly hui. An iwi artist/advisor is being brought into the Freyberg Square project to further develop narratives and work with the design team in how these will manifest in the built form.

Implementation

17.     An implementation update on the Freyberg Square and Ellen Melville Hall will be provided at the next meeting once further resolutions on the issues and next steps have been resolved.

 

Attachments

No.

Title

Page

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Final Consultation Report – Pioneer Women’s and Ellen Melville Hall and Freyberg Square

37

     

Signatories

Author

Gyles Bendall: Acting Manager: City Centre Design and Delivery

Authoriser

Andrew Guthrie: Programme Director; City Centre Integration

 


Auckland City Centre Advisory Board

25 November 2015

 

 

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25 November 2015

 

 

Nelson Street Cycleway Amenity Enhancements Project Update

 

File No.: CP2015/24965

 

Purpose

1.       The purpose of this report is to provide a brief update on the Nelson Street cycleway project.

Executive Summary

2.       The targeted rate portion of the project has provided a significant uplift in the quality of the project, with key elements of the design including feature lighting, dramatic surface treatment and integration of Māori artistic elements.

3.       The project is well advanced, with completion scheduled for the end of November 2015.

4.       The opening ceremony is scheduled for 3rd Dec 2015.

5.       The project is delivering within the budget allocation.

Recommendation/s

That the Auckland City Centre Advisory Board:

a)      receive the report.

Comments

Background

6.       The project will deliver a cycleway from Upper Queen Street to Victoria Street by December 2015, and will be extended to Quay Street by June 2016, and will become a key spine of the cycle network within the city centre.  It is an integrated project which is being delivered in partnership with NZTA, AT and Auckland Council.

7.       The route includes a new architecturally designed bridge from Canada Street to the old Nelson Street off-ramp, the repurposing of the old Nelson Street off-ramp into a cycleway, and the provision of a separated cycle facility down Nelson Street.

8.       The aim of the targeted rate portion of the project is to incorporate a simple but bold urban design gesture into the project.  This is seen as an appropriate response in the context of the urban motorway environment that is highly visible and capable of being appreciated from above i.e. Hopetoun Bridge.  The project has had a very tight programme and site restrictions to deal with.

9.       The objectives of the targeted rate portion of the project are to:

·        Strategically align with intent of the City Centre Masterplan;

·        Celebrate the reuse of redundant infrastructure (Nelson St off-ramp);

·        Create an engaging, inviting and exciting environment for pedestrians and cyclists;

·        Celebrate the Nelson Street project as a significant milestone in the development of the cycle network for Auckland;

·        Create an urban design statement celebrating Auckland


 

Discussion

10.     The design team has managed to provide for a significant uplift in the quality and excitement of the project while remaining within tight timeframes and site restraints.  Some of the key elements include:

a)      Feature lighting that is responsive to movement and has the potential to be programmable for special events;

b)      Dramatic surface colouring of the off-ramp and super graphic;

c)      Integration of iwi artistic elements (carved face plates on throw screens, pou, and super graphic).

                                                                                    Nelson Street Off-ramp surfacing in progress

 

11.     The project is well advanced and is nearing completion; all throw screens and the new Canada Street Bridge in place.  The installation of the feature art lighting started on the 23rd of November.  The coloured surfacing of the off-ramp began on the 18th of November.

12.     Completion is due at the end of November. 

13.     Members of the Auckland City Centre Advisory Board will be invited to the opening ceremony of the cycleway, which is scheduled for the 3rd of December.

14.     The mana whenua hui have recommended a name for the off-ramp to NZTA.  The name will be announced on the 3rd of December during the opening ceremony.

Funding

15.     At the June 2015 meeting the Auckland City Centre Advisory Board endorsed the allocation of $2m from the city centre targeted rate to provide enhancements to the Nelson Street cycleway project.

16.     All costs to the project have been recorded and forms part of a funding agreement between NZTA and AC.  The project is within the $2m budget allocated by the Board.

 

Consideration

Local Board views and implications

17.     The project team met with local board members on Thursday 16th July to brief them on the project and to seek input into the project.  The Local Board will be invited to the opening ceremony.

18.     The project team met with the Karangahape Road Business Association on the 29th June to brief them on the project and to seek input.  The Association was also updated on the 17th November at their AGM.

Māori impact statement

19.     Regular huis with iwi have occurred throughout the project and contributed to the naming of the cycleway.  An iwi artist was included as part of the design team and has embedded designs into the project.

Implementation

20.     Implementation of the CCTR funded elements have been coordinated through City Centre Integration (CCI) and delivered in collaboration with AT, NZTA and Council.  Maintenance agreements will be put in place for the project between these parties as required.

Attachments

There are no attachments for this report.    

Signatories

Author

Gyles Bendall: Acting Manager: City Centre Design and Delivery

Authoriser

Andrew Guthrie: Programme Director; City Centre Integration

 


Auckland City Centre Advisory Board

25 November 2015

 

 

Urban People Pplaces(UPP) Programme Progress Report November 2015

 

File No.: CP2015/24966

 

Purpose

1.       To update the Auckland City Centre Advisory Board (ACCAB) on the Urban People Places (UPP) Programme.

Executive Summary

2.       Current UPP programme initiatives being developed in partnership with third parties include:

a.       Partnering with “Auckland Live” in the delivery of an Aotea Quarter activation programme, including “Piano Stairs”.

b.       Working with O’Connell Street businesses on a possible lighting project highlighting O’Connell Street heritage buildings.

c.       Trialling the use of two car park spaces on Lorne Street (western side outside No.1 Pancake) as a Parklet, following the learnings from the one-day trial in September.

d.       Partnering with the Auckland Transport Walking and Cycling programme in the design and activation of a temporary cycleway on Federal Street and in the development of an Open Streets event for the City Centre.

e.       Working with Waitematā Local Board, ATEED, Auckland Transport, Panuku Development Auckland and Auckland Live to enable delivery of a pop-up Globe Theatre within the South Town Hall carpark, activating the Aotea Quarter February-May 2016.

f.       Investing in 6 containers (kit) in support of a “Queens Village” mitigation initiative in partnership with Panuku Development Auckland. This is an interim facility to off-set the impact of Downtown construction projects and support continued public amenity for local residents, workers, commuters and visitors.

g.       Partnering with the City Rail Link Place Management team to develop “Hurihanga Plaza”, i.e. designing and activating public space at the periphery of the Lower Queen works site (Lower Queen Street) May 2016 – July 2017.

 

Recommendation/s

That the Auckland City Centre Advisory Board:

a)      receive the Urban People Places (UPP) programme progress report November 2015.

Comments

3.       This report provides a quarterly update to the ACCAB on the UPP programme.

4.       The ACCAB endorsed the allocation of targeted rate to City Centre Interventions and Pilots in May 2015 and endorsed the City Centre Place Activation Strategy and associated targeted rate allocation in June 2015.  These programmes have been reframed as workstreams of a combined Urban People Places (UPP) programme.

5.       The Auckland Design Office and City Centre Integration is developing a UPP document that combines and outlines the programme’s objectives and deliverables.  A draft of this document will be available for circulation to the ACCAB in December 2015.

6.       Barbara Holloway has been appointed as the Auckland Council Place Activation Programme Leader within the Auckland Design Office.  Her role commenced on the 9th November 2015.

7.       Programme Actions

A number of actions were articulated in the City Centre Place Activation Strategy endorsed by the Auckland City Centre Advisory Board in June 2015. Progress against agreed Strategy actions, including the level of budget committed to date is outlined within table 1. UPP Progress Update November 2015 below.

 

Table 1: UPP Progress Update November 2015

 

Ref

Action

Progress

Allocated budget

2015/2016

Committed budget to date

1.

Appoint Place Activation Facilitators to identified activation zones to support local communities in activation of place.

·      Panuku Development Auckland and Auckland Live have agreed to deliver Place Facilitator services to zones 1 and 4. Service level agreements to be developed.  Eastern Laneways zone facilitator has been appointed. Aotea Facilitator identified.

$120,000

$100,000

2

Develop Place Propositions (two per year)

 

·      Identified Lorne Street/Rutland St (between Wellesley and Queen) as a site suitable for place proposition development. Site has been selected first based on the small number of stakeholders, in response to concern expressed on the safety of the area in the recent Aotea Framework Consultation and to inform activation post-St James redevelopment.

$40,000

$20,000

3

Incentivise collaboration and enhance place activation capability.

 

·      Second Place Activators Forum held October 13 2015 with participation internally and externally: CDAC (arts, community development, community safety and events), WA, Cooper & Co, ATEED, Auckland Live, CCI and ADO.

·      Presented strategy to Auckland Live and Auckland Art Gallery lead teams.

$50,000

$0

4

Enable place activation initiatives through the Place Activation Partnership Fund.

·      Partnering with ATEED to support the Aotea Quarter Globe Pop-up

·      Partnering with Waterfront Auckland on Queens Wharf Village activation.

·      Partnering with CRL on the development of Hurihanga Plaza (interim Plaza around construction sites/Lower Queen Street)

$200,000

$340,000

5

Build a Kit of Resources to Enable Place Activation.

 

·         Contribution to the purchase of Piano Stairs technology (note available to be re-used at other locations)

$25,000

$3,000

6

Reduce Place Activation regulation and process

·         No action to date.

$45,000

$0

7

Create an engaging e-office that will invite ideas, promote initiatives, recognise success and build capability. Develop and deliver programme communication and initiative promotion services.

 

·         Narrative on purpose of the respective programmes developed as the UPP programme.

 

·         With appointment of the Place Activation Programme Leader public facing communication channels will be developed.

·         UPP Programme document currently being drafted

$90,000

$0

8

Implement small-scale interventions that realise early project benefits, address deficiencies in the pedestrian or cycling network and enhance city centre place experience

 

·         Supporting the creation of the Queens Village environment.

·         Developing a Parklet in Lorne Street to support pedestrian flow at corner of Lorne and Wellesley. Working with AT to have this delivered by end December 2015

·         Working with the AT Walking and Cycling team to develop a cycling trial for Federal Street

·         Support the activation of the plaza at the base of 135 Albert Street

·         Purchase of temporary street furniture to be used for various activations. Includes furniture for testing parklets.

·         Improve crossing for pedestrians between High Street/O’Connell and Jean Batten Place.

·         Improve pedestrian environment along Myers Lane and strengthen the connection between Mayoral Drive and Aotea Square/Bledisloe Lane

 

$600,000

$300,000

9

Pending small-scale interventions

·         Partnering with AT to reduce crossing widths for pedestrians and reduce traffic speeds at the Wellesley/Sales Street intersection (AT funding come live in July 2016)

 

 

 

10

Develop evaluation Programme

·         Developed Place Activation investment criteria.

$30,000

$0

 

 

Total budget 2015/2016

$1,200,000

 

 

 

Total budget committed to date

 

$763,000

 

 

Total budget remaining

$437,000

 

Consideration

Local Board views and implications

8.       The Waitematā Local Board was consulted in the development of the Place Activation and Interventions and Pilots work-streams, now reframed as the UPP programme.

9.       The Local Board is consulted on Place Activations as delegations require through event facilitation processes and through regular CCI updates.

Māori impact statement

10.     The UPP programme may provide a platform for the place-specific celebration of culture and heritage. City Centre Integration Iwi engagement channels will enable continued dialogue on opportunities or issues.

Implementation

11.     The UPP programme continues to be led by City Centre Integration with support from the Auckland Design Office. Projects and initiatives are being delivered in partnership with third parties.

 

Attachments

There are no attachments for this report.    

Signatories

Author

Barbara Holloway – Place Activation Programme Leader; City Centre Design and Delivery

Authorisers

Gyles Bendall - Acting Manager: City Centre Design and Delivery

Andrew Guthrie: Programme Director; City Centre Integration

 


Auckland City Centre Advisory Board

25 November 2015

 

 

K’Rd Business Association Destination Marketing

 

File No.: CP2015/24970

 

Purpose

1.       To provide attached funding proposal from Karangahape Road Business Association, to implement: Destination Marketing in Karangahape Road Precinct.

2.       To request allocation of the City Centre Targeted Rate funding for this project in 2015/16 - 2017/18 financial years.

Comments

3.       Potential operational initiatives include; 

a.       Upgrade destination phone apps, (all new software has been developed for it.) which Includes: Heritage walks; Accommodation guide; Street art Tours; Shopping guide.

b.       Develop a dining app.

c.       Reprint the Heritage brochures.

Recommendation/s

That the Auckland City Centre Advisory Board:

a)      endorse allocation of the City Centre Targeted Rate funding of $25,000.00 per annum for the Implementation of Destination Marketing in the Karangahape Road Precinct in 2015/16 - 2017/18 financial years.

 

Attachments

No.

Title

Page

aView

Karangahape Road Business Association Proposal to Implement Destination Marketing in the Karangahape Road Precinct.

97

     

Signatories

Author

Margaret Lewis – Treasurer – Karangahape Road Business Association

Authoriser

Andrew Guthrie – Programme Director – City Centre Integration

 


Auckland City Centre Advisory Board

25 November 2015

 

 

 

Proposal from:

The Karangahape Road Business Association Inc 1924

 

Proposal to:

Andrew Guthrie

Auckland Council City Centre Advisory Board

Programme Director City Centre Integration

 

 

For funding to implement:

Destination Marketing the

The Karangahape Road Retail, Commercial Business,

Cultural and Entertainment Precinct

October 2015


Auckland City Centre Advisory Board

25 November 2015

 

 

K Road Business Improvement District (BID)

Proposal to implement: Destination Marketing the for The Karangahape Road Retail, Commercial Business, Cultural and Entertainment Precinct

 

Proposal to Auckland City

 

Attention

Andrew Guthrie – Programme Director City Centre Integration

 

1.         Introduction

2.         Objectives

3.         Evaluation

4.         Thanks and further reference

                       

 

 

 

1.        Introduction

 

This proposal has been prepared by the Karangahape Road Business Association for the provision of funds of $25,000.00 per year by Auckland Council through the City Centre Targeted Rate. The proposal is for an annual grant to increase the level of destination marketing to accelerate and expand economic development in the Karangahape Road retail, commercial business, cultural and entertainment precinct. We understand that funds could be available within the ACCAB budget and that an allowance of $400,000.00 for the same purpose has been allocated to the Heart of The City Business Association.

 

2.        Objectives

 

To accelerate the objectives of The K Road Plan and the K Road Strategic Plan.

 

3.        Evaluation

 

The success of the plan will be measured by outcomes.

These include:

 

·           Improved customer perceptions of K Road

·           Public attendance numbers at events

·           Pedestrian counts

·           Visitor numbers – domestic and international

·           Media clippings; audience reach

·           K Road website page views

·           Enhanced or increased external awareness of niche business operations

·           Increased awareness and knowledge of clusters (i.e. promotion of 14 art galleries)

·           Name recognition of K Road brand

 

Monitoring and evaluation of the resulting outcomes and effectiveness of the destination marketing programme will be submitted.

 

4.        Thanks and Further Reference

 

The Karangahape Road Business Association wishes to thank Auckland Council for its consideration of this proposal. 

 

Further reference may be made in the first instance to:

Precinct Manager The Karangahape Road Business Association

Telephone 09 - 377 5086 /  Mobile 021 377 508  /  e-mail business@kroad.com


Auckland City Centre Advisory Board

25 November 2015

 

 

Beresford Square

 

File No.: CP2015/24975

 

Purpose

1.       To seek support for the Beresford Square development plan.

Executive Summary

2.       Member Margaret Lewis will speak on this item seeking support from the Board in progressing the development plan for Beresford Square.

Recommendation/s

That the Auckland City Centre Advisory Board:

a)      request staff to consider and report back on potential investment of CCTR for a future upgrade of Beresford Square, including scope, benefits, costs and timing, with assessment against agreed CCTR investment criteria.

Attachments

There are no attachments for this report.    

Signatories

Author

Margaret Lewis – K’Road Business Association

Authoriser

Andrew Guthrie – Programme Director – City Centre Integration