I hereby give notice that an ordinary meeting of the Seniors Advisory Panel will be held on:

 

Date:                      

Time:

Meeting Room:

Venue:

 

Monday, 30 November 2015

10.00am

Level 26
Rooms 1&2
135 Albert St
Auckland

 

Seniors Advisory Panel

 

OPEN AGENDA

 

 

 

MEMBERSHIP

 

Chairperson

Margaret Devlin

 

Deputy Chairperson

Russell Rigby

 

Members

Dr Judy Blakey

 

 

Dr Cathy Casey

 

 

Janet Clews, CNZM,QSO, JP

 

 

Roger Fowler

 

 

Joan Lardner-Rivlin, QSM

 

 

Sonny Niha

 

 

Richard Northey, ONZM

 

 

(Quorum 5 members)

 

 

 

Suad Allie

Democracy Advisor

 

24 November 2015

 

Contact Telephone: 021 932 726

Email: suad.allie@aucklandcouncil.govt.nz

Website: www.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz

 

 

 


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ITEM   TABLE OF CONTENTS                                                                                        PAGE

1          Apologies                                                                                                                        5

2          Declaration of Interest                                                                                                   5

3          Confirmation of Minutes                                                                                               5

4          Extraordinary Business                                                                                                5

5          Update - 2016 local government elections                                                                  7

6          Pedestrian safety and older people                                                                             9

7          Update Maungawhau - Vehicle restrictions                                                             11

8          Seniors Advisory Panel Work Programme Update                                                 13

9          Information items                                                                                                         21 

10        Consideration of Extraordinary Items 

 

 


1          Apologies

 

At the close of the agenda no apologies 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 Seniors Advisory Panel:

a)         confirm the ordinary minutes of its meeting, held on Monday, 19 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.”

 

 

 


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Update - 2016 local government elections

 

File No.: CP2015/24861

 

  

Purpose

1.       To update the Ethnic Peoples Advisory Panel on planning for the 2016 local government elections in Auckland.

Executive Summary

2.       The next local government elections will be conducted by postal vote concluding at 12 noon on Saturday 8 October 2016.

3.       Auckland Council has begun planning for these elections and is seeking to update council’s advisory panels on progress. There are a number of workstreams underway focused on the different aspects of the elections programme. The update to the panel will focus on the communications and engagement work.

 

Recommendation/s

That the Seniors Advisory Panel:

a)      receive an update on the communications and engagement workstreams for the 2016 Auckland local government elections.

 

Attachments

There are no attachments for this report.     

Signatories

Authors

Teresa Turner - Relationship Manager

Authorisers

Greg Morgan – Lead Officer Support

 


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Pedestrian safety and older people

 

File No.: CP2015/24930

 

  

Purpose

1.       Opportunity for panel members to discuss matters relating to safety of older people on pavements and roads, and to identify opportunities for the panel to formulate and provide advice.

 

Recommendation/s

That the Seniors Advisory Panel:

a)      use discussions with Auckland Transport to promote an awareness of the needs of older people as pedestrians.

 

 

Attachments

There are no attachments for this report.    

Signatories

Authors

Suad Allie - Democracy Advisor

Authorisers

Greg Morgan – Lead Officer Support

 


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Update Maungawhau - Vehicle restrictions

 

File No.: CP2015/25022

 

  

Purpose

1.       To update the Senior Advisory Panel on the implementation of the motor vehicle restrictions on Maungawhau and provide the panel with the implementation and engagement program.

Executive Summary

2.       The Tupuna Maunga Authority has approved the implementation of motor vehicle restrictions on Maungawhau. The access will still be available for visitors with limited mobility via an access code.

 

Recommendation/s

That the Seniors Advisory Panel:

a)      thank Scott De Silva, Manager Volcanic Cones for his verbal update on the Maungawhau – vehicle restrictions and implementation and engagement program.

 

Attachments

There are no attachments for this report.    

Signatories

Authors

Scott De Silva – Manager Volcanic Cones

Authorisers

Greg Morgan – Lead Officer Support

 


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Seniors Advisory Panel Work Programme Update

 

File No.: CP2015/24950

 

  

Purpose

1.         To receive up-to-date information regarding the Seniors Advisory Panel’s work programme and how the panel’s advice has been used.

2.         To review the panel’s programme of work for the 2015/16 year.

Executive Summary

3.         This report provides an overview of the panel’s programme of work and makes it possible for panel members to see how staff are using the advice and input provided by the panel. The lead officer now requests staff, where possible, to indicate how advice from the Seniors Advisory Panel is applied.

 

Recommendation/s

That the Seniors Advisory Panel:

a)      receive the Seniors Advisory Panel Work Programme update for October 2015.

 

Comments

 

4.         This report provides an update on the panel’s programme of work and advice provided.

 

5.         In response to a verbal update on the Housing for Older People project led by Panuku Development Auckland, the panel signaled its willingness to participate in future discussions around the council’s partnering to deliver housing for older Aucklanders. The Principal Advisor Panels intends a further agenda item on this topic for early 2016.t

 

6.         An agenda item early in 2016 will be on engagement around the World Masters Games 2017.

 

7.         The panel requested information on the Empowered Communities Approach on Safer communities and existing local initiatives. There will be an update for the panel in early 2016.  The panel heard at its 19 October meeting that the council will continue to play a major role in multi-sector activity around reducing family violence and elder abuse.

 

8.         The panel discussed with a manager from the Customer Services Department its idea for a problem-solving and assistance service to help members of the public.

 

9.         In response to the panel’s input, the council’s Communications and Engagement team arranged for a photo shoot with a theatre group of performers aged 65+. This is part of the initiative to increase the photo stock featuring older Aucklanders in diverse and active settings.

 

10.      For future agendas panel members expressed an interest in the council’s consideration of the needs and preferences of kaumatua as a group, and in progressing the age friendly cities concept.

 

11.      A member of the public wrote to the Chair to express concern around the marginalisation of older people. In a follow up phone conversation the panel was asked to give consideration to access issues such as mobility parking and inclusive public spaces including beaches and the summit of Maungawhau/Mt Eden.

 

 

Attachments

No.

Title

Page

aView

Seniors Advisory Panel Work Programme – 2015-16 (Updated September 2015)

15

bView

Advice and Feedback provided

17

     

Signatories

Authors

Greg Morgan – Lead Officer Support

 


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Information items

 

File No.: CP2015/21491

 

  

Purpose

1.       The Chair will give a verbal update on any items of interest, and will invite members to give brief updates on matters of relevant significance to the panel’s work.

 

Recommendation/s

That the Seniors Advisory Panel:

a)      receive the information.

 

Attachments

There are no attachments for this report.     

Signatories

Authors

Suad Allie – Democracy Advisor

Authorisers

Greg Morgan – Lead Officer Support