Devonport-Takapuna Local Board

 

OPEN MINUTES

 

 

 

Minutes of a meeting of the Devonport-Takapuna Local Board held in the Devonport-Takapuna Local Board Chamber, Takapuna Service Centre, Level 3, 1 The Strand, Takapuna on Tuesday, 17 November 2015 at 6.00pm.

 

present

 

Chairperson

Joseph Bergin

 

Deputy Chairperson

Dr Grant Gillon

 

Members

Mike Cohen, QSM, JP

 

 

Jan O'Connor

 

 

Allison Roe, MBE

 

 

ABSENT

 

Member

Dianne Hale

 

 

ALSO PRESENT

 

Councillor

George Wood

 

Orakei Local Board Member

Mark Thomas

 

 

 

 

 

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Devonport-Takapuna Local Board

17 November 2015

 

 

 

1          Welcome

The Chairperson opened the meeting and welcomed the board members and the members of the public.

 

2          Apologies

 

Resolution number DT/2015/218

MOVED by Chairperson J Bergin, seconded by Member M Cohen:  

That the Devonport-Takapuna Local Board:

a)         accept the apology from Member DP Hale for absence.

CARRIED

 

3          Declaration of Interest

 

There were no declarations of interest.

 

4          Confirmation of Minutes

 

Resolution number DT/2015/219

MOVED by Chairperson J Bergin, seconded by Member AP Roe:  

That the Devonport-Takapuna Local Board:

a)         confirm the ordinary minutes of its meeting, held on Tuesday, 20 October 2015, including the confidential section, as a true and correct record.

CARRIED

 

5          Leave of Absence

There were no leaves of absence.

 

6          Acknowledgements

 

6.1

Condolences to the French community

 

Devonport-Takapuna Local Board wishes to express its sorrow for the loss of life in the terrorist attacks in Paris on Friday 13 November 2015 and extends it condolences to the French community on behalf of the people of Devonport-Takapuna.

 

Resolution number DT/2015/220

MOVED by Deputy Chairperson G Gillon, seconded by Chairperson J Bergin:  

That the Devonport-Takapuna Local Board:

a)    asks the Chairperson to write a letter of condolence to the French Embassy on behalf of the board.

CARRIED

 

7          Petitions

There were no petitions.

 

8          Deputations

There were no deputations.


 

9          Public Forum

 

9.1

Wairau Estuary - Norma Bott, Peter Carter and Murray Hill

 

Norma Bott, Peter Carter and Murray Hill were in attendance to address the local board in regards to item 13 of the agenda – Wairau Estuary Sediment Management.

 

Resolution number DT/2015/221

MOVED by Chairperson J Bergin, seconded by Member M Cohen:  

That the Devonport-Takapuna Local Board:

a)         receive the public presentation from Norma Bott, Peter Carter and Murray Hill and thank them for their attendance.

CARRIED

 

 

9.2

Wairau Estuary - Warwick Gair

 

Warwick Gair was in attendance to address the local board in regards to item 13 of the agenda – Wairau Estuary Sediment Management.

 

Resolution number DT/2015/222

MOVED by Chairperson J Bergin, seconded by Member M Cohen:  

That the Devonport-Takapuna Local Board:

a)         receive the public presentation from Warwick Gair and thank him for his attendance.

CARRIED

 

 

9.3

Auburn Reserve Parking Permits - Claire Wadey, Takapuna Playcentre

 

Claire Wadey representing the Takapuna Playcentre was in attendance to address the local board in regards to Auburn Reserve parking permits.

 

Resolution number DT/2015/223

MOVED by Chairperson J Bergin, seconded by Member JRK O'Connor:  

That the Devonport-Takapuna Local Board:

a)         receive the public presentation from Claire Wadey and thank her for her attendance.

CARRIED

 

 

 

10        Extraordinary Business

 

There was no extraordinary business.

 

11        Notices of Motion

 

There were no notices of motion.

 

 

 

12

Devonport-Takapuna Local Grants, Round One, 2015/2016

 

Kim Hammond, Community Grants Advisor was in attendance to speak to this item.

 

Resolution number DT/2015/224

MOVED by Chairperson J Bergin, seconded by Deputy Chairperson G Gillon:  

That the Devonport-Takapuna Local Board:

a)         allocates funds to the Devonport-Takapuna Local Grants, Round One, 2015/16 applications, as follows:

Organisation

Funding for

Amount Requested

Amount allocated

Devonport Community Garden

Towards replacement of the roof, purchase and installation of a water tank and water butts between November 2015 to January 2016

$8,794.60

$5,000

Supernova Promotions

Towards the purchase of canvases, paint, tarpaulins, timber, blank digital video discs (DVD), venue hire, advertising and wages for the Live Painting Performance in November 2015

$975

$0

Takapuna Primary School

Towards the purchase of materials for the bike track and construction costs, purchase of fleet bikes and helmets and costs of converting the shipping container in January 2016

$10,000

$1,000

Age Concern North Shore Incorporated

Towards the volunteer koha, salary of the coordinator, operating costs and the lease of 424 Lake Road, Takapuna between November 2015 to March 2016

$2,500

$0

Shanshan Multicultural Society Incorporated

Towards the venue hire of the Sunnynook Community Centre and catering for the Christmas function between November 2015 to December 2015

$1,000

$0

Lake House Trust (Lake House Arts Centre)

Towards the costs to create and install two new French doors for two sets at the Lake House Arts Centre, 37 Fred Thomas Drive, Takapuna between November 2015 to December 2015

$5,371

$4,000

North Harbour Hockey Association

Towards the venue hire of Takapuna Grammar, wages for coaches and the coordinator and purchase of equipment for the Devonport-Takapuna Funsticks programme between November 2015 to December 2015

$701

$651

North Harbour Volleyball Association Incorporated

Towards venue hire of Takapuna Grammar gym, coach and referee wages for the Takapuna After School Kiwivolley League between May 2016 to July 2016

$2,250

$1,000

Depot Art and Music Space Trust

Towards the purchase and installation of a mixing desk and a firewire module in December 2015

 

$11,000

$7,500

Centennial Park Bush Society

Towards a contractor fee for the weed control at the Campbell’s Bay School Community Forest between December 2015 to November 2018

$5,000

$0

Bayswater Parent Group

Towards the costs of traffic management and race transponders for the 20th Annual Bayswater kids Duathlon in November 2015

$3,337

$2,000

Royal NZ Plunket Society Waitemata Area

Towards the purchase and installation of carpet at the Sunnynook Plunket Clinic between November 2015 to December 2015

$3,536.52

$1,000

Hi Well Charitable Foundation

Towards the catering for the sixth New Year Seniors Gala event in February 2016

$4,000

$0

North Shore Bridge Incorporated

Towards electricity costs at 39 Killarney Street, Takapuna between November 2015 to September 2015

$3,000

$0

North Harbour Triathlon Club Incorporated

Towards contracting surf lifeguards for the Triathletes Corner Swim/Run series between November 2015 to March 2016

$5,635

$1,500

North Shore Brass Incorporated

Towards the costs of interior painting, carpeting and window tinting at 13a Taharoto Road, Takapuna between November 2015 to September 2016

$25,128

$2,000

Centennial Park Bush Society

Towards the contractor costs for the Greville Reserve Restoration project between January 2016 to December 2018

$6,000

$0

Murray Bay Sailing Club

Towards the purchase costs of signs, prizes, sail logos, on site equipment, fuel and safety equipment and hirage costs for generators, digital clock and pontoons and the marketing costs the for the Okl 24 Hour Race in March 2016

$6,000

$5,000

Thundercat Racing Association of New Zealand Incorporated

Towards the costs of marine medics, public notifications and advertising costs for the club surf-cross Takapuna event in December 2015

$4,003.19

$1,000

Devonport Folk Music Club Incorporated

Towards the costs of the performers, advertising and hirage costs of the public announcement system and sound engineer for the “Folk in the Park” event in February 2016

$2,843

$2,843

Takapuna Grammar School (TGS) Rowing Club Incorporated

Towards the booking costs for Lake Pupuke, hire of a campervan, Saint John’s first aid, port-a-loos, sound system, security, judges boats, staffing costs and marketing and publicity costs for the TGS-Waitemata Rowing Regatta in October 2015

$5,100

$0

Devonport Senior Citizens Association Inc.

Towards the purchase and installation of heat pumps and purchase of furniture for Harmony Hall between November 2015 to December 2015

$8,350

$2,500

The Operating Theatre Trust, trading as Tim Bray Productions

Towards the salaries/wages of the creative personnel, technical personnel and promotional and ticketing costs for the production of Jane and the Dragon in April 2016

$12,273

$0

Michael King Writers' Centre

Towards payments for the guest speakers, venue hire for the Matariki event, film and equipment hire for the Matariki event and photography costs for the Anniversary Day, Matariki, Heritage Festival and the Devonport Arts Festival between January 2016 to December 2016

$3,050

$3,050

Royal NZ Plunket Society Waitemata Area

Towards the purchase and installation costs of a heat pump at Sunnynook Community Centre between November 2015 to December 2015

$1,782

$0

Triathlon New Zealand Incorporated

Towards costs of water safety, traffic management, medical, fencing for the Sovereign Tri Series event in February 2016

$15,000

$2,500

Royal NZ Plunket Society Waitemata Area

Towards the purchase and installation of a heat pump at the Takapuna Plunket Clinic between November 2015 to December 2015

$2,380

$0

TOTAL

 

$159,009.31

$42,544

 

b)        allocates funds to the Devonport-Takapuna Local Grants, Round One, 2015/16 multi-board applications, as follows:

Multiboard Applications

Organisation

Funding for

Amount Requested

Amount allocated

Autism New Zealand Incorporated

Towards staff costs, rent and operating costs between November 2015 to June 2016

$2,000

$0

Children’s Autism Foundation

Towards staff costs, office rent, booklets and leaflets and venue hire between November 2015 to July 2016 

$3,393.15

$0

Chinese New Settlers Services Trust

Towards the venue hire, staff costs and promotion of the Little Kungfu Mater class in Glenfield between November 2015 to June 2016

$2,000

$0

Community Impact Trust

Towards the hire or purchase of a trailer, wood splitter, garden equipment, skip bins and the purchase of cleaning and building products for “Community Impact” days between November 2015 to September 2015

$500

$0

Dance Therapy New Zealand

Towards the purchase of equipment, advertising, staffing costs, and venue hire for the “Stars” programme between February 2016 to July 2016

$2,475

$1,500

English Language Partners New Zealand – North Shore

Towards the venue hire of the Hibiscus Coast Community House between February 2016 to April 2016

$5,418.92

$2,000

Grandparents Raising Grandchildren Trust New Zealand

Towards hireage costs of the venue, canopy’s, portaloos, videographer,  entertainment, transport costs, catering and St John Ambulance for the Grandparents Raising Grandchildren Caregiver Family Picnic in January 2016

$1,200

$1,200

Gymnastics Community Trust

Towards the purchase of a set of parallel bars and staff costs between November 2015 to April 2016

$16,666.66

$0

Lake House Arts Centre

Towards the advertising costs and staff wages for the ‘Open’ event in April 2016

$11,514

$3,000

Long Bay Okura Great Park Society

Towards the costs for the specialist event coordinator, printed material, billboards and volunteer costs for the ‘Long-Bay Okura Environmental Treasure Hunt’ between November 2015 to April 2016

$898

$898

Mind Over Manner Limited

Towards venue hire, advertising, staff and operating costs between November 2016

$5,864.40

$0

North Harbour Community Patrol

Towards the purchase of uniforms, tablet, mobile phone, high visibility vests, phone costs, road cones, first aid kits and safety torches between November 2015 to August 2016

$2,581.20

$1,000

North Harbour Synchronised Swimming Club

Towards the purchase of underwater music system, pool equipment and branding and marketing costs between January 2016 to December 2016

$6,156.16

$0

North Shore Events Centre Trust

Towards the costs of the upgrade for the men’s and women’s changing rooms between  January 2016 to February 2016

$20,000

$0

OnBoard Skate Incorporated

Towards venue hire of ActivZone Glenfield and ‘QBE’ Stadium and staff costs for the Skatesafe and Scootsafe programme between November 2015 to April 2016

$1,840

$1,000

People First New Zealand Incorporated

Towards the staff costs, venue hire, mileage, purchase of stationary and photocopying, volunteer expenses and administration costs between November 2015 to September 2016

$1,474.50

$0

PHAB Association Auckland

Towards the transportation and staff costs for the PHAB youth and young adults programme between November 2015 to June 2016

$5,000

$1,300

Rainbow Youth

Towards the operational and staff costs for November 2015

$3,062.50

$0

Rodney Aphasia Group Incorporated

Towards venue hire, purchase of stationary and photocopying, advertising, conference attendance, and administrator costs between November 2015 to November 2016

$175

$0

Safer Homes in New Zealand Everyday - Shine

Towards rent, power, phone, catering, purchase of equipment and resources and staff costs between November 2015 to November 2016

$4,000

$1,000

Shakti Asian Women’s Centre Incorporated

Towards the staff costs and mileage between November 2015 to October 2016

$1,800

$0

Special Olympics North Harbour

Towards venue hire of Takapuna Leisure Centre, Auckland University of Technology Sport and Fitness Centre, North Shore Events Centre and Tenpin Xtreme between January 2016 to December 2016

$2,285.52

$1,000

T & M Stazyk Partnership / CUE Haven

Towards the purchase of plants for Cue Haven between March 2016 to October 2016

$3,268

$0

The Prescott Club

Towards the transportation, staff mileage, volunteer expenses, venue hire and meals, transportation and entertainment for the participants between January 2016 to June 2016

$2,500

$2,000

Yes Disability Resource Centre

Towards the staff costs for completing the disability strategy between November 2015 to January 2016

$2,408

$2,408

Young Mens Christian Association of Auckland Incorporated

Towards the costs for “Destination Unknown”, quiz night and dance party, artistry, training for youth and volunteer expenses

 

$6,200

$1,500

Saffas Pay It Forward NZ

Towards the venue hire of the Takapuna War Memorial Hall for the Christmas lunch event in December 2016

$2,000

$0

TOTAL

 

$116,681.01

$19,806

 

c)         requests officers to advise the unsuccessful candidates that as per the Devonport-Takapuna Local Board’s Local Grants Programme 2015/16, the following are the main reasons for declining applications, as they are considered lower priorities for eligibility:

i)          wages and salaries for ongoing administration

ii)         catering

iii)       commercial events or events that promote a brand or company

iv)       events that raise money for third party fundraising

v)         retrospective costs, unless this is necessary as a condition of the grant, or the local board is satisfied that there are mitigating circumstances

vi)       groups which have failed to meet accountability obligations from previous Council grants will not be funded except in exceptional circumstance, and/or by stipulating that completing accountability is a condition of grant payment

vii)      events which clearly benefit the region rather than just the local area, and which can, therefore, apply for regional or central government grants

viii)     groups and/or activities taking place outside the local board area, unless the applicant can clearly demonstrate the benefit to local board members.

d)        notes that $3,220 remain for the future grants rounds, so the board resolve to allocate further $30,000 from ‘regional grants transferred to LDI’ budget line to ‘local discretionary community grants’ budget line, for the remaining 2015/16 financial year.

e)         delegates responsibility to the Community Grants Advisor that for future Devonport-Takapuna Local Board funding rounds she engage with applicants and provide advice if the applications are not aligned with the priorities listed in the board’s funding policy, and allow them the opportunity to reconsider their applications if necessary.

CARRIED

 


 

13

Takapuna Beach Stormwater Outfalls Options

 

Andrew Chin, Asset Management Team Manager and Guia Nonoy, Relationship Advisor, Infrastructure and Environmental Services were in attendance to speak to this item.

 

Resolution number DT/2015/225

MOVED by Chairperson J Bergin, seconded by Member M Cohen:  

That the Devonport-Takapuna Local Board:

a)         endorse the stormfilter and dissipation project as its preferred option to address the issues with stormwater outfalls at Takapuna Beach.

b)        requests that Infrastructure and Environmental Services department works with the Parks department to achieve the best possible aesthetic and environmental outcomes from the preferred stormfilter and dissipation project, and report to the local board accordingly.

c)         continue its advocacy to the governing body for funding to further address issues with the Takapuna Beach outfalls through the Annual Plan 2016/2017 process.

d)        note the advice that in the event of a stormfilter being constructed, this will require allocation of ongoing operational expenditure of $30,000 per annum and expects this to be covered from the regional asset based services budget.

 

CARRIED

 

 

14

Wairau Estuary Sediment Management

 

Andrew Chin, Asset Management Team Manager and Guia Nonoy, Relationship Advisor, Infrastructure and Environmental Services were in attendance to speak to this item.

 

Resolution number DT/2015/226

MOVED by Chairperson J Bergin, seconded by Deputy Chairperson G Gillon:  

That the Devonport-Takapuna Local Board:

a)         note the key findings of the Wairau Estuary Sediment Management Options report included in Attachment A to the agenda report.

b)        note that the following actions to manage the quality of stormwater traveling into the Wairau Estuary are occurring, and report back to the board:

i.   operation of several stormwater treatment quality devices, such as the Trias and Link ponds.

ii.  recommissioning the Croftfield Lane wetland, which will treat approximately one-third of stormwater entering the estuary.

iii. commissioning a new trash rack to replace the broken one downstream of the bridge on East Coast and Kitchener Road.

iv. carrying out high level Contaminant Load Modelling to better understand the sources of contaminants (including sediment) entering the Wairau Estuary.

c)         notes that the Milford Centre Plan seeks to achieve over time a healthy and attractive Wairau Estuary which will :

·         enhance the ecology, storm water quality and biodiversity of Wairau Estuary, which will help strengthen local character, amenity and general wellbeing.

·         promote the estuary as a local and visitor destination and walking route, and promote stronger connections with the town centre, Milford Marina and Milford Beach.

d)        advises that the condition of the creek is a public concern therefore the board supports in principle setting up a community response group to work with the board and the Infrastructure and Environmental Services department, on an ongoing basis, to monitor and review the condition of the Wairau Creek and to find and implement solutions that comply with the Milford Centre Plan in improving and rehabilitating the natural environment.

e)         notes with concern that the stormwater service levels do not currently measure or relate to the aesthetic and the amenity values of our water bodies and coastal areas and will become an advocacy area for the annual plan and the future long term plan process.

f)          request that officers forward the ‘Wairau Estuary Sediment Management’ report to the Kaipatiki Local Board, as the Wairau Creek catchment begins in the Kaipatiki Local Board area.

CARRIED

 

 

Secretarial Note:         Item 16 was taken prior to Item 15.

 

 

15

Local environmental work programme 2015/2016

 

Guia Nonoy, Relationship Advisor, Infrastructure and Environmental Services was in attendance to speak to this item.

 

Resolution number DT/2015/227

MOVED by Member M Cohen, seconded by Deputy Chairperson G Gillon:  

That the Devonport-Takapuna Local Board:

a)        allocates $20,000 towards projects that will provide clear outcomes for the North-West Wildlink assistance programme.

b)        allocates $30,000 towards neighbourhood projects in public areas abutting the Wairau Estuary and catchment.

c)        asks officers to come back to the board at the earliest opportunity, after dialogue with the community, to identify specific projects that will meet the Local Board Plan objectives and have clear and measurable outcomes for these areas.

CARRIED

 


 

16

Request for Feedback on Auckland Stormwater Infrastructure Network Discharge Consent Application

Secretarial Note:         Item 16 was taken prior to item 15.

 

Andrew Chin, Asset Management Team Manager and Guia Nonoy, Relationship Advisor, Infrastructure and Environmental Services were in attendance to speak to this item.

 

Resolution number DT/2015/228

MOVED by Member M Cohen, seconded by Deputy Chairperson G Gillon:   

That the Devonport-Takapuna Local Board:

a)         ask officers to note the board’s priorities identified in the feedback provided for the Waitemata and Hibiscus Coast and East Coast Bays stormwater Infrastructure Network Discharge feedback.

b)        urge officers to include measures that will modify stormwater discharge in the stormwater infrastructure network discharge consent process to improve the recreational amenity of Auckland’s beaches.

c)         request a measurement of the aesthetic and the amenity values of our water bodies and coastal areas be included in the levels of service.

d)        request that resolution b) and c) be forwarded to all local boards and the governing body members.

CARRIED

 

 


17

New community lease to Belmont Park Racquets Club Incorporated, Bayswater Avenue, Bayswater

 

Maureen Buchanan, Community Lease Advisor was in attendance to speak to this item.

 

Secretarial Note:         Member Cohen declared an interest and did not take part in the discussion or voting on this item.

 

Resolution number DT/2015/229

MOVED by Deputy Chairperson G Gillon, seconded by Chairperson J Bergin:  

That the Devonport-Takapuna Local Board:

a)         approve a new community lease to The Belmont Park Racquets Club Incorporated for Lot 1 DP 32312 (refer to Attachment A in the agenda report), subject to the following:

i)       Term – 10 years commencing 1 April 2016 with two 10-year rights of renewal;

ii)      Rent - $1.00 plus GST per annum if requested;

iii)     The Belmont Park Racquets Club Incorporated Community Outcomes Plan as approved be attached to the lease document (refer to Attachment B in the agenda report).

b)        approve all other terms and conditions in accordance with the Auckland Council Community Occupancy Guidelines July 2012.

c)         asks officers that an appropriate Smoke Free Areas provision is incorporated into the Lease for Belmont Park Racquets Club Incorporated, Bayswater Avenue, Bayswater.

CARRIED

 

18

New community lease to Milford Cruising Club Incorporated, Milford Reserve, Craig Road, Milford

 

Maureen Buchanan, Community Lease Advisor was in attendance to speak to this item.

 

Resolution number DT/2015/230

MOVED by Deputy Chairperson G Gillon, seconded by Member M Cohen:  

That the Devonport-Takapuna Local Board:

a)         approve a new community lease to The Milford Cruising Club Incorporated for Pt Lot 1 DP 163726 (as indicated in Attachment A to the agenda report), subject to the following:

i)       Term – 10 years commencing 1 June 2016 with two 10-year rights of renewal;

ii)      Rent - $1.00 plus GST per annum if requested;

iii)     The Milford Cruising Club Incorporated Community Outcomes Plan as approved be attached to the lease document (as indicated in Attachment C to the agenda report).

b)        approve all other terms and conditions in accordance with the Auckland Council Community Occupancy Guidelines July 2012.

c)         grants landowner consent to the Milford Cruising Club Incorporated to extend the existing clubrooms on the site, subject to the following:

i)       the club obtaining all necessary funding to secure the necessary consents and complete the works as shown on plans prepared by R.F Coughlan & Associates numbered 3884 (1-3) dated September 2015, and that no work will begin on site until all funding required to complete the development has been raised;

ii)      the club securing and adhering to the terms and conditions of any consents required to undertake the proposed development on the site; and

iii)     the club contacting Auckland Council Parks Staff prior to beginning the project and adhering to any conditions advised regarding entry to the site, the management of the public reserve during the construction period, and any appropriate remediation of the land post construction.

d)        asks officers that an appropriate Smoke Free Areas provision is incorporated into the Lease for Milford Cruising Club Incorporated, Milford Reserve, Craig Road, Milford.

CARRIED

 

 


 

19

2015/16  Lease workplan – expedited renewal process and review of ongoing lease management

 

Maureen Buchanan, Community Lease Advisor was in attendance to speak to this item.

 

Resolution number DT/2015/231

MOVED by Chairperson J Bergin, seconded by Deputy Chairperson G Gillon:  

That the Devonport Takapuna Local Board:

a)      approve the renewal of lease to the community organisations shown in Attachment A to the agenda report on the existing terms and conditions, with those community organisations being:

i.    Glenfield Rugby League & Football & Associated Sports Club Incorporated

ii.   Scout Association of New Zealand – Sunnynook Scouts

iii.  IHC New Zealand Inc.

b)      note that community outcomes plans are not required or provided with the lease renewals as indicated in resolution a).

CARRIED

 

 

20

Auckland Transport Quarterly Update to Local Boards for the Quarter 1 July to 30 September 2015

 

Resolution number DT/2015/232

MOVED by Chairperson J Bergin, seconded by Member JRK O'Connor:  

That the Devonport-Takapuna Local Board:

a)      receive the Auckland Transport Quarterly Update to Local Boards.

CARRIED

 

 

21

Auckland Transport Update November 2015 for the Devonport Takapuna Local Board

 

Resolution number DT/2015/233

MOVED by Member M Cohen, seconded by Deputy Chairperson G Gillon:  

That the Devonport-Takapuna Local Board:

a)         receive the Auckland Transport November 2015 Issues Update to the Devonport Takapuna Local Board.

b)        request Auckland Transport liaise with community and sporting groups from the local board area to assist them with establishing transport plans including cycling, walking and public transport.

c)         request Auckland Transport and the Parks Department report back to the board on options available for parking enforcement on Auburn Reserve, including provision for parking permits for lease holders.

CARRIED

 


 

22

Quarterly performance report

 

Resolution number DT/2015/234

MOVED by Deputy Chairperson G Gillon, seconded by Chairperson J Bergin:  

That the Devonport-Takapuna Local Board:

a)      receive the Performance Report for the financial quarter ended September 2015.

CARRIED

 

 

23

Annual Plan 2016/2017

 

Resolution number DT/2015/235

MOVED by Chairperson J Bergin, seconded by Member AP Roe:  

That the Devonport-Takapuna Local Board:

a)         Provides the following feedback on the regional issues for the Governing Body to consider:

              i.        Uniform Annual General Charge (UAGC):

-      the board believes that the most equitable positon would be for the UAGC to be set at the highest possible level ($980).

            ii.        Interim Transport Levy (ITL):

-      the board notes that this was an added topic very late in the Long-term Plan process, and subsequently has not provided any tangible benefit for the Devonport-Takapuna area, as both projects that the board has advocated for are not going to be funded via this levy.

-      the board is concerned that no progress seems to have been made on advancing discussions with central government for alternative user pays based funding mechanisms for transport projects in the Auckland region.

-      the board supports an increase in the share of the interim transport levy met by businesses from 14.7 per cent to 32.7 percent for 2016/2017 and 32.3 percent for 2017/2018, based on the ability of businesses to deduct the interim transport levy from their expenses for tax purposes.

           iii.        Māori land rates:

-      the board is generally supportive of council’s current rates postponement and remission policy with regards to Maori freehold land, and in particular the exclusion of any land not in Māori ownership, commercially leased, returned for commercial redress or not held in accordance with tikanga Māori values.  

-      the board does not support remission or postponement of rates collected from general land owned by Maori (such as settlement land or land converted from Maori freehold land under the Maori Affairs Act 1967) that has similar characteristics to Maori freehold land, and where the council considers it ‘just and equitable’ to do so.

           iv.        Rural rating policy:

-      the board supports the officers recommendations outlined in the 28 October Finance and Performance Committee report to consult on the proposal to change the total rates take from large farm/lifestyle blocks (50 hectares or more) to 60% of the urban residential general rate, and to change the total rates take from small farm/lifestyle blocks (less than 6 hectares) to 83% of the urban residential general rate to fund the decrease in rates take from large rural properties.

b)        agrees the following key advocacy issues:

              i.        build Bayswater Ferry Terminal; and

            ii.        progress traffic congestion solutions to Lake Road and Esmonde Road.

c)         agrees to hold an informal ‘Have your say’ consultation event on the Annual Plan 2016/2017 on Tuesday, 8 March from 4.00 to 7.00pm at the Council Chamber, Level 3, Takapuna, noting that this session will follow a similar format to usual Community Forum meetings.

CARRIED

 

 

24

Monthly Local Board Services Report - October 2015

 

Document entitled ‘Devonport-Takapuna Local Board submission: Panuku Development Auckland Priority Development Location selection’ was tabled at the meeting.

A copy of the tabled document has been placed on the file copy of the minutes and can be viewed on the Auckland Council website.

 

Resolution number DT/2015/236

MOVED by Chairperson J Bergin, seconded by Member AP Roe:  

That the Devonport-Takapuna Local Board:

a)        receive the report.

b)        ratify the submission to Panuku Development Auckland regarding Auckland priority development location selections.

c)        note that the board intends to set up a community reference group for Takapuna’s development which could be used as part of the engagement process for Panuku, as well as a reference group for the development of the Takapuna Strategic Priority Area.

CARRIED

 

Attachments

a     Devonport-Takapuna Local Board submission: Panuku Development Auckland Priority Development Location selection

 

 

25

Ward Councillors Update

 

Resolution number DT/2015/237

MOVED by Chairperson J Bergin, seconded by Deputy Chairperson G Gillon:  

That the Devonport-Takapuna Local Board:

b)      thank Cr George Wood for his update to the Devonport-Takapuna Local Board on the activities of the governing body.

CARRIED

 


 

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Board Members' reports

 

Member Cohen’s tabled his Member’s report and an email from the Milford Cruising Club dated 17 November 2015 regarding boat parking at Milford Reserve.

A copy of the tabled document has been placed on the file copy of the minutes and can be viewed on the Auckland Council website.

 

Resolution number DT/2015/238

MOVED by Chairperson J Bergin, seconded by Member M Cohen:  

That the Devonport-Takapuna Local Board:

a)         receive Member Hale’s written report.

CARRIED

 

Resolution number DT/2015/239

MOVED by Member M Cohen, seconded by Deputy Chairperson G Gillon:  

That the Devonport-Takapuna Local Board:

b)        receive Member Cohen’s tabled report on Parks and Reserves Portfolio and Community Development, Arts and Resilience Portfolio.

c)         request that the Parks Department progress a temporary permit system for designated and identified high performance yachts in the area that extend north, further out onto the reserve than the building line of the Milford Cruising Club.

d)        request that the above permits are granted with strict appropriate conditions and a narrow criteria of eligibility confirmed with the Parks portfolio holders and the Chairperson.

e)         request that council officers report back, initially to a board briefing, possible innovative responses to reduce the poisoning and vandalism of treasured trees on our Reserves and Beaches.

CARRIED

 

Attachments

a     Board Members' report - Member Mike Cohen

b     Email from Milford Cruising Club dated 17 November 2015

 

 

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Chairperson's reports

 

There was no Chairperson’s report at this meeting.

 

 

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Record of Briefing/Community Forum - 27 October and 1 November 2015

 

Resolution number DT/2015/240

MOVED by Chairperson J Bergin, seconded by Deputy Chairperson G Gillon:  

That the Devonport-Takapuna Local Board:

a)      receive the records of the briefing and community forum held on 27 October and 1 November 2015.

CARRIED

 


 

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Summary of Actions and Reports Requested/Pending - November 2015

 

Resolution number DT/2015/241

MOVED by Chairperson J Bergin, seconded by Deputy Chairperson G Gillon:   

That the Devonport-Takapuna Local Board:

a)      receive the summary of actions and reports requested/pending – November 2015 report.

CARRIED

  

 

30        Consideration of Extraordinary Items

 

There was no consideration of extraordinary items.  

 

 

 

 

 

8.50 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 Devonport-Takapuna Local Board HELD ON

 

 

 

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