Auckland City Centre Advisory Board

 

OPEN MINUTES

 

Minutes of a meeting of the Auckland City Centre Advisory Board held in the Rooms 1 & 2, Level 26, 135 Albert Street , Auckland on Wednesday, 25 November 2015 at 3.00pm.

 

present

 

 

 

City Centre Stakeholder

Chairperson

Kate Healy

Ngāti Whātua Ōrākei

Deputy Chairperson

John Coop

Urban design/institute of architects

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

 

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

 

Rory Palmer on behalf of the Mayoral office

 

 

ABSENT

 

 

Mayor Len Brown, JP

 

 

Member Alex Voutratzis

 

 


Auckland City Centre Advisory Board

25 November 2015

 

 

1 Apologies

Resolution number CEN/2015/96

MOVED by Member Mark Kingsford, seconded by Member Nigel Murphy:

That the Auckland City Centre Advisory Board:

a)         accept the apologies from Mayor Len Brown and Member Alex Voutratzis for absence.

CARRIED

 

 

 

2 Declaration of Interest

 

There were no declarations of interest.

 

 

 

3 Confirmation of Minutes

Resolution number CEN/2015/97

MOVED by Member Terry Cornelius, seconded by Member Greg Cohen:

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 subject to the update from Member Viv Beck under item 9 be transferred to Item 11.

CARRIED

 

 

 

4 Extraordinary Business

4.1

Downtown Public Spaces - Investigation & Design CCTR funding

 

Member Mark Kingsford wished to discuss this item for the reason that an allocation of City Centre Targeted Rate (CCTR) funding for investigation and design has been endorsed, while noting that the sale of Queen Elizabeth Square is a conditional agreement and conditions are still to be satisfied (and that CCTR budget is to be reimbursed following settlement).

 

Resolution number CEN/2015/98

MOVED by Member Mark Kingsford, seconded by Member Jillian de Beer:

That the Auckland City Centre Advisory Board:

a) consider the Downtown Public Spaces - Investigation & Design CCTR funding as Item 14.1 of the agenda.

CARRIED

 

 

Item 14.1 was taken at this time.


 

14.1

Downtown Public Spaces - Investigation & Design CCTR funding

 

Clive Fuhr, Project Development Director and Todd Berry, Senior Programme Manager gave an update on the development of the project in conjunction with Precinct Properties and, in particular, the outstanding conditions in the agreement for sale and purchase. Auckland Council staff offered to report back to the Board on the status of the conditions before drawing any CCTR funds for the Downtown Public Spaces project.

 

 

 

Resolution number CEN/2015/99

MOVED by Member M Kingsford, seconded by Member J de Beer:

That the Auckland City Centre Advisory Board:

a) request staff to report back an update on the satisfaction of conditions associated with the sale of QE Square, prior to drawing any CCTR funds for the Downtown Public Spaces project.

CARRIED

 

 

5

Election of the Deputy Chairperson

 

Resolution number CEN/2015/100

MOVED by Member Shale Chambers, seconded by Member Jillian de Beer:

That the Auckland City Centre Advisory Board:

a) agree that the deputy chairperson will be elected by open ballot.

b) elect Member John Coop as the deputy chairperson.

CARRIED

 

 

6

Issues of significance

 

Resolution number CEN/2015/101

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

That the Auckland City Centre Advisory Board:

a) receive the update from Andrew Guthrie regarding the recent appointment of Consultants for the Port Future Study project.

CARRIED

 

 

7

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

 

Andrew Guthrie Programme Director gave an overview of the report and answered questions from the members.

 

Resolution number CEN/2015/102

MOVED by Member Tim Coffey, seconded by Member Nigel Murphy:

That the Auckland City Centre Advisory Board:

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

CARRIED

 

Item 10 was taken at this time.

 

10

Nelson Street Cycleway Amenity Enhancements Project Update

 

Gyles Bendall, Acting Manager City Centre Design and Delivery gave an overview of the report and answered questions from the members.

 

Resolution number CEN/2015/103

MOVED by Member Mark Kingsford, seconded by Member Andrew Gaukrodger:

That the Auckland City Centre Advisory Board:

a) receive the Nelson Street Cycleway Amenity Enhancements project update report.

CARRIED

 

8

City Centre Masterplan targets review

 

Oliver Roberts, Strategy and Communication Manager was present for this item. Board members raised the following comments :

Member John Coop - process and capability and working collaboratively with stakeholders

Member Margaret Lewis ongoing population

Member Jillian de Beer categorise events to inform its cultural meaning.

 

Resolution number CEN/2015/104

MOVED by Member Jenny Dixon, seconded by Member Shale Chambers:

That the Auckland City Centre Advisory Board:

a) support the proposed set of targets, subject to the comments made at the meeting

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

CARRIED

 

9

High Street Precinct and Freyberg Square/Ellen Melville centre update

 

Gyles Bendall, Acting Manager City Centre and Delivery was present for this item.

 

Resolution number CEN/2015/105

MOVED by Member Shale Chambers, seconded by Member Dick Ayres:

That the Auckland City Centre Advisory Board:

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

CARRIED

 

Item 10 was considered after item 7.

 

11

Urban People Places(UPP) Programme Progress Report November 2015

 

Barbara Holloway, Place Activation Programme Leader was present for this item.

 

Resolution number CEN/2015/106

MOVED by Member Greg Cohen, seconded by Member Jillian de Beer:

That the Auckland City Centre Advisory Board:

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

CARRIED

 

12

KRd Business Association Destination Marketing

 

Resolution number CEN/2015/107

MOVED by Member Shale Chambers, seconded by Member Viv Beck:

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.

CARRIED

 

Member Margaret Lewis did not vote on this item.

 

 

13

Beresford Square

 

Member Margaret Lewis gave a short overview of the need to progress the development of the Beresford Square.

 

Resolution number CEN/2015/108

MOVED by Member Shale Chambers, seconded by Member Nigel Murphy:

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.

CARRIED

 

 

14 Consideration of Extraordinary Items

 

This item was taken after Item 4.

 

 

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

 

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

 

 

 

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