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

 

Date:                      

Time:

Meeting Room:

Venue:

 

Tuesday, 10 November 2015

6.00 pm

Waitematā Local Board Office
35 Graham Street
Auckland

 

Waitematā Local Board

 

OPEN AGENDA

 

 

 

MEMBERSHIP

 

Chairperson

Shale Chambers

 

Deputy Chairperson

Pippa Coom

 

Members

Christopher Dempsey

 

 

Greg Moyle

 

 

Vernon Tava

 

 

Rob Thomas

 

 

Deborah Yates

 

 

(Quorum 4 members)

 

 

 

Desiree Tukutama

Democracy Advisor

 

5 November 2015

 

Contact Telephone: (09) 307 6071

Email: Desiree.Tukutama@aucklandcouncil.govt.nz

Website: www.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz

 

 

 


 

 

 


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ITEM   TABLE OF CONTENTS                                                                                        PAGE

1          Welcome                                                                                                                         5

2          Apologies                                                                                                                        5

3          Declaration of Interest                                                                                                   5

4          Confirmation of Minutes                                                                                               5

5          Leave of Absence                                                                                                          5

6          Acknowledgements                                                                                                       5

7          Petitions                                                                                                                          5

8          Deputations                                                                                                                    5

9          Public Forum                                                                                                                  5

9.1     Public Forum - Natalie Gill, Smokefree Auckland                                            5

10        Extraordinary Business                                                                                                6

11        Notices of Motion                                                                                                          6

12        Councillor's Report                                                                                                       7

13        Auckland Transport Update - November 2015                                                           9

14        Auckland Transport Quarterly Update to Local Boards                                         29

15        Waitemata Youth Advisory Panel Update                                                                 65

16        Waitemata Youth Collective Update                                                                          67

17        2015-2016 Waitemata Environmental Work Programme                                         81

18        Request for a Temporary Alcohol Ban for an AC/DC Concert at Western Springs Stadium on 15 December 2015                                                                                                123

19        Community-led Placemaking Resource                                                                  133

20        Chairperson's Report                                                                                                157

21        Deputy Chairperson's Report                                                                                  159

22        Board Members' Reports                                                                                         167

23        Reports Requested/Pending                                                                                    203  

24        Consideration of Extraordinary Items 

 

 


1          Welcome

 

2          Apologies

 

At the close of the agenda no apologies had been received.

 

3          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.

 

4          Confirmation of Minutes

 

That the Waitematā Local Board:

a)         confirm the ordinary minutes of its meeting, held on Tuesday, 13 October 2015, including the confidential section, as a true and correct record.

 

5          Leave of Absence

 

At the close of the agenda no requests for leave of absence had been received.

 

6          Acknowledgements

 

At the close of the agenda no requests for acknowledgements had been received.

 

7          Petitions

 

At the close of the agenda no requests to present petitions had been received.

 

8          Deputations

 

Standing Order 3.20 provides for deputations. Those applying for deputations are required to give seven working days notice of subject matter and applications are approved by the Chairperson of the Waitematā Local Board. This means that details relating to deputations can be included in the published agenda. Total speaking time per deputation is ten minutes or as resolved by the meeting.

 

At the close of the agenda no requests for deputations had been received.

 

9          Public Forum

 

A period of time (approximately 30 minutes) is set aside for members of the public to address the meeting on matters within its delegated authority. A maximum of 3 minutes per item is allowed, following which there may be questions from members.

 

9.1    Public Forum - Natalie Gill, Smokefree Auckland

Purpose

1.       Natalie Gill (High School Student) will give a presentation to the Board on Smoke free Auckland.

Recommendation

That the Waitematā Local Board:

a)      Thank Natalie Gill for her presentation and attendance.

 

 

10        Extraordinary Business

 

Section 46A(7) of the Local Government Official Information and Meetings Act 1987 (as amended) states:

 

“An item that is not on the agenda for a meeting may be dealt with at that meeting if-

 

(a)        The local authority by resolution so decides; and

 

(b)        The presiding member explains at the meeting, at a time when it is open to the public,-

 

(i)         The reason why the item is not on the agenda; and

 

(ii)        The reason why the discussion of the item cannot be delayed until a subsequent meeting.”

 

Section 46A(7A) of the Local Government Official Information and Meetings Act 1987 (as amended) states:

 

“Where an item is not on the agenda for a meeting,-

 

(a)        That item may be discussed at that meeting if-

 

(i)         That item is a minor matter relating to the general business of the local authority; and

 

(ii)        the presiding member explains at the beginning of the meeting, at a time when it is open to the public, that the item will be discussed at the meeting; but

 

(b)        no resolution, decision or recommendation may be made in respect of that item except to refer that item to a subsequent meeting of the local authority for further discussion.”

 

11        Notices of Motion

 

At the close of the agenda no requests for notices of motion had been received.

 


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Councillor's Report

 

File No.: CP2015/22644

 

  

Purpose

1.       The purpose of the report is to provide Councillor Mike Lee with an opportunity to update the Waitemata Local Board on Governing issues.

 

Recommendation

That the Waitematā Local Board:

a)      Receive the verbal update from the Waitemata and Gulf Ward Councillor, Mike Lee.

 

 

Attachments

There are no attachments for this report.      

Signatories

Authors

Desiree Tukutama - Democracy Advisor

Authorisers

Judith Webster - Relationship Manager

 


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Auckland Transport Update - November 2015

 

File No.: CP2015/22645

 

  

Purpose

1.       The purpose of the report is to respond to local board requests on transport-related matters and to provide information to Elected Members about Auckland Transport (AT) activities in the local board area.

Executive summary

2.       This report covers matters of specific application and interest to the Waitemata Local Board and its community; matters of general interest relating to Auckland Transport activities or the transport sector; and relevant Auckland Transport media releases for the information of the Board and community.

Recommendations

That the Waitemata Local Board:

 

a)      Receive the Auckland Transport Update – November 2015 report.

b)      Request Auckland Transport to develop a rough order cost estimate for delivery of a boardwalk from Parnell Baths to Judges Bay as outlined in the Point Resolution Taurarua Development Plan, April 2014.

Comments

 

Project Updates

Quay Street Cycleway

3.       Public consultation on the Quay Street Cycleway has been delayed while further work is undertaken on the design and traffic modeling to understand further the potential impacts of the proposal.

Newmarket to The Strand Cycle Route

4.       Investigation for a cycle route from Newmarket to The Strand is underway.  Early key stakeholder input is being sought as part of the development of a feasibility study which is expected to be completed before Christmas 2015. 

Ponsonby Parking Schemes

5.       AT has anticipated that once the St Marys Bay and Freemans Bay Residential Parking Zones are fully implemented, there will be a consequential impact on parking availability in the Ponsonby area. 

6.       As part of AT’s 2015-16 Parking Programme, public feedback will be sought on two parking schemes for Ponsonby, the Ponsonby Paid Parking Zone and the Ponsonby Residential Parking Zone. 

7.       Public consultation will commence following internal and key stakeholder input.

Eden Terrace Paid Parking Zone Extension

8.       AT met with the Board in late October to outline plans to extend the current Paid Parking Zone in Eden Terrace to nearby streets. 

9.       Public consultation planning is underway and expected to be released prior to Christmas 2015.  

Local Board Transport Capital Fund Update

Budget Allocation

$1,879,156      4 year budget (2012/13 – 2015/16)

$1,674,370                  Approved budget to date

$204,786                     4 year budget (2012/13 – 2015/16) remaining to be allocated

$469,789                     5th year budget (2016/17)

Project Descriptions – Live Projects

Project

Budget

Description

Status

Newmarket Rail Station Artwork Fencing

$5,000

Funding for an upgraded fence design will complement renewals work AT will undertake on the bridge over rail structure

Construction by end of 2015

Drinking Fountains Programme

$88,000

Funding for drinking fountains to compliment AC/AT Cycling projects in the city

Upper Queen St – delivered

Carlton Gore Rd – delivered

Nelson St – Nov 2015

Waitemata Greenways – Grey Lynn Park Shared Path

$350,000

Development of a wider, shared path that supports the Grey Lynn Park Development Plan and the future Waitemata Greenways Route G1 cycle route

In progress, consultation being planned for route

Ponsonby Road Pedestrian Improvements

$703,000

Funding to create an improved pedestrian experience, including safety elements and amenity, on Ponsonby Road between Williamson and Franklin Road.

In progress. Designs being prepared for public consultation mid-November.

Newmarket Laneways Streetscape Improvements

$500,000

Funding for concept design development for the Newmarket Laneways Plan.  Council has allocated $3.5m over next two financial years to deliver the project.

In progress.  Concept designs with expanded scope including York and Kent streets underway.

 

10.     Point Resolution Boardwalk – The Board expressed interest in advancing a recommendation from the Point Resolution Taurarua Development Plan (April 2014) for a boardwalk connection from Parnell Baths to Judges Bay.  Given the time constraints, AT has progressed with the work and the Board is asked to confirm their request in resolution.

 

Major Projects Delivery Programme 2015/16 – Waitemata

 

Projects Under Construction (as of August 2015)

Projects Delivered (FY2015-16)

PT Infrastructure

Parnell Station

Walking & Cycling

Carlton Gore Cycle lane

PT Network

Double decker bus enabling works

Road Maintenance

Ponsonby Road Resurfacing and Cycling Improvements

Roading/Public Spaces

Wynyard Quarter Road and Public Space Improvements

PT Infrastructure

Parnell Road Southbound bus lane

Walking & Cycling

Wynyard Quarter Interim Cycle Path

Walking & Cycling

Beach Road Walking and Cycling – Stage 2

Major Projects

Nelson Street Cycleway – Phase 1 (Off-ramp)

Minor Safety Improvements

Parnell Road/Parnell Rise Intersection Upgrade

 

Consultations

11.     AT undertook consultation with the Waitemata Local Board Transport Portfolio Leaders on the proposals listed in Attachment A and provided herein should any further comments by the Board wish to be made.

12.     Projects that may be of particular interest to the Board are detailed below. 

Freemans Bay Residential Parking Zone

13.     AT met with the Board in early November to discuss the outcome of public feedback on the proposal to create a residential parking zone in Freemans Bay.  A verbal update will be provided at the Board’s November meeting giving the Board an opportunity to provide feedback before the scheme is finalized.   

Curran Street / Sarsfield Street Intersection Improvements

14.     AT has met with the Herne Bay Residents Association (HBRA) and obtained valuable input on safety and other improvements HBRA members are seeking for their community. 

15.     The proposal was then developed and AT met with HBRA members again in mid-October to explain how the design achieves outcomes sought by the community by reducing speeds through installation of traffic islands and raised speed tables at the Sarsfield intersection, providing safer pedestrian access points, and providing a safe facility for cyclist to connect to Westhaven Drive.   There was general support for the outcomes being achieved and a push to go further with wider solutions for the area. 

16.     The plans are provided in Attachment B should the Board wish to provide feedback on the design. 

17.     The community has sought a solution for several years, to expedite implementation, AT is looking to deliver the proposal either before Christmas 2015 or in early 2016. 

 

Fanshawe / Daldy Street Pedestrian Safety Improvements

18.     In June 2015, a fatal crash occurred on Fanshawe Street at the crossing outside the Air New Zealand Office.  Crossing demand is also now increasing in the Fanshawe, Daldy Street intersection due to both business development and the increase in apartment dwellings.   

19.     AT is proposing to improve the overall safety of the area by implementing safety improvements at Fanshawe Street and Daldy Street, as outlined in Attachment C , namely by:

·        Introduction of a formal signalised crossing facility at Daldy Street, bringing the existing signalised crossing facility on Fanshawe Street closer to its intersection with Daldy Street, and

·        Moving the existing bus stop at Victoria Park slightly back into the park reserve away from the crossing points and to provide better footpath clearance for those waiting a the bus stops.

20.     AT is seeking to provide pedestrians with improved connectivity and access to central Auckland through this popular walking route, highly patronised bus stop, and encourage safe pedestrian movements in the city centre and plans to implement the changes in early 2016.

21.     A separate process is underway working through landowner and other consenting matters.  

Grey Lynn Shops Public Transport and Safety Improvements

22.     AT is seeking feedback on consultation for the revised proposal for public transport and safety improvements in the Grey Lynn Shops area after working with key stakeholders to redevelop a design that seeks to address issues raised with an earlier piece of work presented to the community, Attachment D. 

23.     When AT last presented the revised proposal, details for a speed table on Prime Road to slow traffic in the town centre was not yet developed.  At that time, it was presented that with the public transport changes in the town centre and safety changes at the Great North Road / Surrey Crescent intersection, nine car spaces were being removed but six spaces were being created, with a net loss of three car par spaces. 

24.     A concept design for the speed table on Prime Road has now been developed, which will necessitate a further three car parks to be removed on the eastern side of Prime Road with the introduction of no-stopping restrictions to achieve the required sight distance between pedestrians and the on-coming traffic, as well as, to maintain sufficient width for vehicles to queue in two lanes to exit Prime Road. 

25.     Public consultation closes on Friday, 20 November.  Visit www.AT.govt.nz/haveyoursay to find out more information on the proposal.

Media

Carpooling Campaign

26.     AT will be running two carpooling campaigns in November, Give Carpooling a Go this November’ and Get Carpool Prime Parking Spots’ with great prizes on offer.

27.     Both programmes are designed to promote existing car pool programmes and the dedicated car park spaces that have been created in the city to encourage the behavior. 

28.     To find out more about the Let’s Carpool programme, visit www.letscarpool.govt.nz or AT’s website.

Aucklanders embrace changes to city bus services

29.     AT has added more than 1.2km of new bus lanes to the city centre to minimise effects on bus timetables when construction starts on the City Rail Link (CRL). 

30.     Aucklanders have got on board with the major changes to city bus stops and bus lanes.  The changes to bus stops affect 10,000 customers and involve 3,000 trips a day.  In the first five days only a handful of inquiries were received.

31.     In November, a new stormwater main being tunnelled under the eastern side of Albert Street between Swanson and Wellesley Streets for the City Rail Link will affect traffic lanes at intersections along the route.  

32.     Some bus routes and stops were moved to new locations away from the construction works. The new bus lanes are on:

·        Fanshawe Street between Daldy and Halsey Streets;

·        Halsey Street between Fanshawe and Victoria Street West;

·        Victoria Street West between Graham and Queen Streets;

·        Wellesley Street West between Sale and Queen Streets;

·        Mayoral Drive between Cook and Wellesley  Streets; and

·        Hobson Street between Wellesley and Victoria Streets.

33.     There also are changes to bus stops in Queen St, Quay St, Lower Albert St, Albert St, Victoria St, Mayoral Dr, Vincent St, Fanshawe St and Sturdee St.  The InnerLink will no longer travel along Albert Street. It will use Queen Street instead.

34.     The new bus lanes operate 24 hours a day and motorists who are turning left can only enter a bus lane 50 metres before the intersection.

35.     While some people have to walk a bit further with stops moving to mid-town, there is a transfer available to get a bus direct to Britomart.

36.     To find out more about the changes, visit: www.AT.govt.nz/citycentre

Consideration

Local board views and implications

37.     The Board’s views will be incorporated during consultation on any proposed schemes. 

Māori impact statement

38.     Mana whenua and Mana waka are consulted on Auckland Transport’s capital programme and proposed changes to policy.

Implementation

39.     All proposed schemes are subject to prioritisation, funding and consultation. 

 

Attachments

No.

Title

Page

aView

Consultation Register - October 2015

15

bView

Curran Street/Sarsfield Street Intersection Improvements

17

cView

Fanshawe/Daldy Street Pedestrian Safety Improvements

21

dView

Grey Lynn Shops Public Transport and Safety Improvements

23

     

Signatories

Authors

Priscilla Steel – Auckland Transport Elected Member Relationship Manager

Authorisers

Jonathan Anyon – Auckland Transport Council Engagement Manager

 


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Auckland Transport Quarterly Update to Local Boards

 

File No.: CP2015/22844

 

  

Purpose

1.       The purpose of this report is to inform local boards about progress on activities undertaken by Auckland Transport (AT) in the three months from 1 July to 30 September 2015 and planned activities anticipated to be undertaken in the next three months.

 

2.       Attachments (as relevant to each individual local board area) include:

 

A – Auckland Transport activities

B – Travelwise Schools activities

C – Decisions of the Traffic Control Committee

D – Report against local board advocacy issues

 

Recommendations

That the Waitematā Local Board:

a)         Receive the Auckland Transport Quarterly Update to Local Boards report.

 

Comments

Significant activities during the period under review

Strategy and Planning

Penlink

 

·    The Notice of Requirement for the alteration to the designation and consents has been completed.

·    AT and its witnesses have completed their evidence and submitted these to the independent hearings panel.

·    The evidence was presented at the hearing held during the week 22 – 25 September 2015.

·    A set of designation conditions was agreed to between Auckland Council and AT and these were presented to the commissioners.

·    Recommendations from the commissioners are expected later this year.

 

Regional Public Transport Plan (RPTP) Variation

 

3.       The AT Board adopted the Hearings Panel recommendations on changes to the RPTP with minor alterations on 27 July 2015.  A revised RPTP will be published over the next quarter.

 

Investment and Development

SMART (Southwest Multi-modal Airport Rapid Transit)

 

·    Feasibility level alignments for both a heavy rail and light rail corridor have now been identified.

·    The benefits and risks of the two-mode options were documented in an Interim Business Case.

·    Independent peer review has been concluded on the costs of each option.

·    Risk assessment was completed on the route protection for each option.

 


PT Development

Double Decker Network Mitigation works

 

4.       Of the total eight double decker bus routes identified to be delivered in the long term plan, three routes (Botany, Mt Eden and Northern Busway 2) will be implemented this financial year (FY).  The remainder (Great North Road, Manukau, Remuera, New North Road and Onewa) will be delivered in the next two FYs.

 

Bus Infrastructure Programme

 

5.       There are 200 bus stop improvement sites planned to be delivered this year across the region.  At the end of September, 30 sites are now complete.

 

City Rail Link

 

6.       The project continues with reference design, enabling works detailed design, property purchase and consenting process.  The Environment Court reached a decision and the Notice of Requirement (NoR) was confirmed.  Pipe Jack resource consent was granted.  The Britomart to Wyndham Street resource consent hearing was concluded and a decision was reached (which is currently in the appeals period).  Enabling Works and detailed design scope continue to make progress (Contract 2 substantially complete).

 

EMU Procurement

 

7.       All 57 electric trains are now in Auckland, and provisional acceptance has been issued for all but the last, which is due to be completed early in October.

 

PT Operations

Highlights for the quarter

·       AT Metro’s 12 month rolling patronage record passed the 80 million mark in August with rail services exceeding 14 million.

·       Train services had record performance on the network.  September 7th recorded the best performance ever for a single business weekday, with 97.6% punctuality and 99.2% reliability and only four cancellations out of a total of 500.  Statistics also showed 100% service delivery and no cancellations on the Pukekohe diesel shuttle.

·       Swanson Station’s new park and ride carpark with eco-rain gardens opened on 6th July providing an additional 136 parking spaces.

·       A total of 53 new double decker buses have been ordered by Howick & Eastern Buses, Ritchies and NZ Bus, under contract to AT.  The first buses arrive in the next few weeks for testing with the new fleet targeted for full operation by mid-2016.  A second double-decker vehicle was introduced to the Northern Express service in July by Ritchies.

·       First tenders for Auckland’s New Network bus services (the first under the fully contracted PTOM procurement model) were released on 17 August, with responses received on 28 September.

·       Central and East Auckland New Network: Public consultation commenced on 1 October and runs through to 10 December 2015.

 

Road Design and Development

Te Atatu Road Improvements

 

8.       Underground services relocation works continue within the road berm of Edmonton Road and Flanshaw Road. Removal of trees, hedges and the like is underway, in accordance with the resource consent; this is site clearance in preparation for both the road widening and the agreed property works.


Jenny’s Road Construction – Great Barrier Island

 

9.       This road was established as an outcome of an Environment Court decision.  The road has been designed as a single lane road with passing bays. Stage 1 was completed in May 2014, and Stage 2 commenced in October 2014.  Physical works and the final walkover with the contractor have been completed.

 

Redoubt Road-Mill Road Corridor Improvements

 

10.     The project on Redoubt Road provides for four lanes from SH1 to Murphys Road, and includes bus priority lane, cycle lanes and a 60km/h speed limit, and signals and bus priority lane at the Hollyford Drive/Redoubt Road intersection.  The hearing has now been completed and the commissioners’ decision is expected within one to two months.

 

Services

Driver Licensing Challenge

 

11.     Young Driver safety is a high priority in the national Safer Journeys strategy, and Auckland Young Driver death and serious injury (DSI) rates make up 30% of the regions DSI crashes.  This issue is exacerbated by the high proportion of unlicensed young drivers in the region.  An inter-agency Co-Design Lab was founded by the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment that explores ways to improve access to driver licensing.  AT is part of the team along with ACC, Ministry of Education, Auckland Council, Price Waterhouse Coopers (PWC) and Otara youth based at the Otara's Crosspower youth centre.  The Co-Design team will engage with Maori and Pasifika youth at Crosspower where over 250 youth attend each week.  The initial stage of this four month project will end in November with recommendations to the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment.

 

Primary Schools Lead Teacher Workshop

 

12.     Over the past five years there has been an increase in deaths and serious injuries (DSI) for 5-10 year old pedestrians during weekdays in peak traffic hours.  The Travelwise team looked to address this issue at a recent primary schools lead teacher workshop in the CBD.  Seventy teachers attended the workshop by rail to explore ‘Transporting our Students into the Future’ and develop curriculum programmes that would support safer travel for students and increased use of active transport (Public Transport PT, Walking and Cycling) options to help reduce congestion.

 

Travel Demand (2014/15 Year)

 

13.     The Commute travel planning programme has a focus on engagement with commuters and businesses this year.  This quarter has seen the development of a campaign to promote travel choice which will be launched in October.  A focus has been the development of travel demand plans for the Devonport Peninsula, Albany Highway and City Rail Link, and implementation of these plans is underway.

 

Route Optimisation

 

14.     The regional Route Optimisation is underway, which forms part of the programme for Network Optimisation, including traffic signal improvements, minor changes to the road network and the inclusion of transit lanes, freight lanes and trial of Dynamic lanes.

 


Road Corridor Delivery

Key Highlights

 

15.     In the 2015/2016 financial year, AT is planning to deliver 37.7 km of pavement rehabilitation, 480.1 km of resurfacing (which includes 88.9 km of hotmix and 391.2 km of chip-sealing), 75.7 km of footpath renewals and 82.7 km of kerb and channel replacement.  This represents a total of 676 km or around 9% of work on AT’s 7,300km network.  Table 1 below outlines this work in more detail.

 

Table 1: Progress against Asset Renewal Targets

 

16.     The new Streetlight maintenance and renewal contracts commenced on 1 August 2015.  There are now four contracts across the region with one dedicated contract for the Hauraki Gulf Islands.  The new contractors are Downer (Central and South), Electrix (North and West) and NorthPower (HGI).  Tenders have also been called for the supply of 8,000 LED luminaires to replace existing 70W HPS lamps on the network in the 2015/2016 financial year.

17.     AT’s second Asset Management Plan (AMP) covering the period 2015-2018 has been published and is available to download from the AT website.

18.     Monitoring of Temporary Traffic Management (TTM) at work sites is continuing to ensure compliance with the approved traffic management plans and to identify opportunities for improvement.  The average percentage of low risk sites for Quarter 1 is 96%*[1] (The target is 90%)

 

Fig 1:  Compliance with approved traffic management plans

 


19.     The Corridor Access Request (CAR) team continues to process around 1,300 applications per month.  These requests are for network operators from the water and telecommunication industry to access and maintain their assets sitting within the road corridor.  Access is also sought by private operators and individuals who need to access the road network to undertake activities such as private water connections etc.

 

Attachments

No.

Title

Page

aView

Schedule of activities undertaken for the first quarter (2015/16) ending 30 September 2015

35

bView

Travelwise Schools Activities Broken Down by Local Board

55

cView

Traffic Control Committee Decisions Broken Down by Local Board

57

dView

Local Board Advocacy Report

61

     

Signatories

Authors

Various Auckland Transport Authors

Authorisers

Jonathan Anyon, Elected Member Relationship Team Manager, Auckland Transport

 


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Waitemata Youth Advisory Panel Update

 

File No.: CP2015/22639

 

  

 

 

Purpose

1.       To provide the Waitemata Youth Advisory Panel (YAP) member with an opportunity to address the Waitemata Local Board.

Executive Summary

2.       The Youth Advisory Panel began its 2015/16 term in July by welcoming eight new members to the Panel, which provided an opportunity for Alex Johnston to be formally inducted into the Panel.

 

3.       Alex was appointed as the Deputy Chair of the Youth Advisory Panel in the September meeting of the Panel, with Flora Apulu re-elected as Chairperson.

 

4.       Since commencing the role of Deputy Chair, Alex has worked with the Chair and the Council staff to guide the Panel and the local youth voice groups through the changes occurring as Council moves towards a community empowered approach.

 

Recommendations

That the Waitematā Local Board:

a)      Receive the Waitemata Youth Advisory Panel Update report.

b)      Thank Alex Johnson for his presentation and attendance.

 

 

 

Attachments

There are no attachments for this report.    

Signatories

Authors

Alex Johnson – Waitemata Youth Advisory Panel

Authorisers

Judith Webster - Relationship Manager

 


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Waitemata Youth Collective Update

 

File No.: CP2015/18759

 

  

Purpose

1.       To provide the Waitematā Youth Collective with an opportunity to address the Waitematā Local Board.

Executive Summary

2.       The Waitemata Youth Collective (WYC) is a group of young people aged from 12 to 24 who provide a youth perspective to the Waitematā Local Board and to other local stakeholders.

3.       The WYC represents youth who live, work, study or spend time in Waitematā and provides a platform for youth perspectives on community issues, opportunities to develop youth focussed projects and advocacy to the Waitematā Local Board and other agencies on issues affecting youth and the community.

4.       The WYC formed in March 2015.  The group have finalised their Terms of Reference and meet fortnightly to discuss youth issues, work on youth projects and learn about local government.

5.       WYC aim to enable local youth to become involved in activities which make Waitematā a more liveable community for young people.

6.       The WYC aims to finalise an action plan in August. The Collective’s priorities, which will inform their action plan, include:

·        active engagement with youth in Waitematā;

·        advocacy; and

·        lobbying. 

7.       Imogen Watt, Co-Chair of the WYC will update the local board on WYC projects to date, including activation activities across the local board area, and support for the Waitematā Local Board’s bi-annual ‘Good Citizen Awards’ at the Town Hall through arranging the entertainment for the evening, including a string quartet and a spoken word performance.

 

Recommendations

That the Waitematā Local Board:

a)      Receive the presentation from the Waitematā Youth Collective.

 

 

Attachments

No.

Title

Page

aView

Waitemata Youth Collective Quarterly Report

69

bView

Waitemata Youth Collective Action Plan 2015-2018

77

     

Signatories

Authors

Trina Thompson - Senior Local Board Advisor - Waitemata

Authorisers

Judith Webster - Relationship Manager

 


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2015-2016 Waitemata Environmental Work Programme

 

File No.: CP2015/14956

 

  

Purpose

1.       To seek approval of the board’s $46,000 2015/16 environmental locally driven initiatives budget towards the continuation of the restoration programme for the Waipapa Stream from the ecological restoration budget and implementation of the low carbon plan.

Executive Summary

2.       In 2014/2015, the board provided funding of $28,700 to support the delivery of a local environment work programme. The work programme included delivery of year three of a ten year ecological restoration plan at Waipapa Stream ($19,700) as well as the delivery of a low carbon stocktake and draft implementation plan (Attachment A) to support the local board’s Becoming a Low Carbon Community: An Action Plan for the Waitematā Local Board area ($9,000).

3.       In 2015/16 the board has committed its $46,000 environmental budget to two main budgets; $11,000 for the Waipapa Stream and $35,000 to implement four key projects that form part of the low carbon plan.

4.       It is recommended that the Waipapa Stream work deliver on year four of the restoration plan and that the proposed four low carbon projects for 2015/16 are:

·    the establishment and support of the Waitematā Low Carbon Community Network ($10,000);

·    an urban forest mapping project report specific to the Waitematā Local Board ($2,500);

·    a project to research the feasibility of a trial food waste collection service for businesses in the area ($5,000) and

·    a Low Carbon Lifestyles – pilot project ($17,500) targeting energy efficiency in households.

5.       The proposed low carbon projects are well aligned with the recommendations arising from the low carbon stocktake and draft implementation plan completed recently.   This work concluded that the most effective carbon emission reduction initiatives for the Local Board area are:

·        a reduction in private vehicle use for commuting;

·        improved efficiency in household energy use (particularly hot water and home heating);

·        local food production and consumption (including reduced meat consumption and production of locally grown food); and

·        diversion of waste from landfill.

Recommendations

That the Waitematā Local Board:

a)      agree to allocate $11,000 from its Ecological Restoration budget towards Waipapa Stream Restoration Programme for 2015/2016 financial year.

b)      agree to allocate $35,000 from its low carbon implementation budget to the following initiatives:

·    Waitematā Low Carbon Community Network ($10,000);

·    Urban forest mapping project report for Waitematā ($2,500);

·    Feasibility study to scope a trial food waste collection for businesses ($5,000); and

·    Low Carbon Lifestyles – pilot project ($17,500).

c)      Request that any major changes to this project delivery are brought to the local board for their approval.

 

Comments

6.       The Waitematā Local Board is committed to an outcome of ‘the natural environment is respected and enhanced’ and has committed budget to support the initiatives to ‘improve our natural environment through ecological restoration projects to enhance biodiversity’ and ‘work towards Waitematā becoming a low-carbon community’.

7.       In 2014/2015, the board provided funding of $28,700 to support the delivery of a local environment work programme. The work programme included delivery of year three of a ten year ecological restoration plan at Waipapa Stream ($19,700) as well as the delivery of a low carbon stocktake and draft implementation plan (Attachment A) to support the local board’s Becoming a Low Carbon Community: An Action Plan for the Waitematā Local Board area ($9,000).

8.       In 2015/16 the Waitematā Local Board has allocated a total budget of $46,000 to two budget lines to give effect to the natural environmental outcome as follows

·        Waipapa Stream $11,000; and

·        Low Carbon Plan implementation $35,000.

9.       Concurrent to this investment the Waitematā local board has committed significant budget to related portfolios which also contribute to these environmental outcomes such as those held in parks and transport for example.

10.     This report recommends continuing a similar environment programme in 2015/2016, meaning an allocation of $11,000 towards year four of the Waipapa Stream ten year restoration project and allocation of $35,000 towards four key projects to deliver on the implementation of the low carbon plan.

11.     The four low carbon plan projects are the establishment and support of the Waitematā Low Carbon Community Network ($10,000), an urban forest mapping project report specific to the Waitematā Local Board ($2,500), a project to research the feasibility of a trial food waste collection service for businesses in the area ($5,000) and a Low Carbon Lifestyles – pilot project ($17,500) targeting energy efficiency in housing.

12.     The detail and rationale for these recommendations and projects is described in the following paragraphs.

Waipapa Stream $11,000

13.     A ten year restoration plan for the Waipapa Stream was drafted in 2012 to guide future restoration work.  This plan focuses on removing pest plants and replacing them with new native planting and community environmental action.

14.     The Waitematā Local Board has supported the implementation of this ten year Waipapa Stream work programme via various budgets. Over the last three years this has enabled, the Waipapa Stream area to undergo extensive restoration work to control pest plants, remove rubbish and debris and replant it with suitable native species.

15.     The project has been supported by community volunteers who have undertaken pest plant control, clean ups and community days. Local neighbours around Waipapa stream are becoming increasingly interested and engaged with the project. In addition the Waipapa project provides an opportunity for the Waitemata Local Board, Council, KiwiRail and Community to work together on pest plant and restoration planting, at one site, to achieve a successful long term restoration.

16.     In 2014/15 the Waitematā Local Board allocated $19,700 to support the restoration of the Waipapa Stream. This enabled the continuation of this work through clean ups, debris removal, pest plant control, planting native plants and community stewardship and environmental action.  In the last financial year 2200 native plants were planted along Waipapa Stream by community volunteers and contractors and 9 cubic metres of rubbish debris.

17.     For the 2015/16 financial year it is recommended that the available funding of $11,000 is used to continue with the Waipapa Stream work especially the core removal of pest plants, stream cleaning, planting and community environmental action in 2015/16 as per table one.

Waipapa Stream Year 4

Oct/Nov 2015

Nov-15

Feb-16

Apr-16

May-16

Jun-16

Total

 

 Stream signage

Control 1

Control 2

Control 3

Planting  preparation

Plants and Planting (600 plants)

 

 

500

2,000

1,500

1,500

1,000

4,500

11,000

Community days - skip + food

Funded regionally

700

 

Table One: Waipapa Stream Year Four Restoration Plan

 

Low Carbon Plan Implementation $35,000

18.     In April 2015 the Waitematā Local Board adopted Becoming a Low Carbon Community An Action Plan for the Waitematā Local Board area. To support the development and implementation of this plan the board allocated $9,000 for a contractor to undertake a stocktake of low carbon activities within the board area and to develop an implementation plan for delivery of the low carbon plan.

19.     This stocktake and implementation plan has been completed and is attached as attachment A to this memo. In summary the implementation plan outlines current, planned and proposed activities in the Waitematā Local Board area that support and contribute to a reduction in carbon emissions.

20.     It is intended that the stocktake will help the Local Board to identify opportunities to support existing projects or determine other areas for action. The projects in the stocktake include a combination of:

·        programmes delivered by government agencies including Auckland Council, Auckland Transport, Waterfront Auckland and ATEED as well as local community and commercial organisations;

·        projects identified for inclusion by the Waitemata Local Board; and

·        additional recommended activities to promote reductions in CO2.

21.     Together over 100 activities have been identified that provide extensive opportunities to engage Waitematā residents and organisations and to enable Waitemata to lead the way as a low carbon community.

22.     On the basis of the completed stocktake, the recommended highest priority actions to achieve maximum carbon emission reductions are:

·        reduction in private vehicle use for commuting;

·        improved efficiency in household energy use (particularly hot water and home heating);

·        local food production and consumption (including reduced meat consumption and production of locally grown food); and

·        diversion of waste from landfill.

23.     As the attached report describes there are some key activities to contribute to carbon reduction are already underway, planned and funded for regionally especially in the waste and transport arenas (e.g. City Rail Loop and the Waste Management and Minimisation Plan).

24.     The specific options for the low carbon plan budget have been selected as those which are building blocks for the implementation of the plan, being those which can be pilots and from which learnings can be applied to the development of work programmes for later years. Consequently four distinct projects are recommended for allocation for this budget line as described in further detail below.

 

Waitematā Low Carbon Network $10,000

 

25.     Develop the Waitemata Low Carbon Community Network inaugurated as part of the launch of the Low Carbon Action Plan (scheduled for 4 November 2015). The network will  provide a mechanism to:

·        Recognise and promote existing activities including exemplary actions;

·        Provide networking opportunities for organisations to achieve better practice in engagement and delivery;

·        Provide regular updates on low carbon developments; and

·        Celebrate achievement.

26.     Following a launch event, it is proposed that network activities include the development of an active web presence, regular e-newsletters and workshop events on selected topics.

·        Initial funding enables the development of a networking, engagement and communications plan including web content, newsletters and workshop delivery.

·        During 2016 it is envisaged that additional funding will support increasing network activity including engagement, communications and workshops.

27.     By 2017, a review and assessment of activity would enable the update of the current Low Carbon stocktake and development of an implementation plan for the next three years.

Urban Forest Mapping – Waitematā Local Board Report - $2,500

 

28.     Funding to complement the regionally funded urban forest mapping project ‘Auckland’s urban ecosystems: what, where, who owns, what is protected?’

29.     This project aims to:

·        Characterise and describe the distribution, species composition, structural diversity, ownership and protection status of urban forest in the Auckland metro area in 2013 using LIDAR data and field surveys;

·        Examine the change in parameters outlined in Objective 1 on the Auckland isthmus between 2008 and 2013;

·        Trial a methodology appropriate for use in time series comparison with mid 2016 LIDAR data.

30.     The complementary funding will enable the delivery of an urban forest summary for the Waitematā local board. This would be a student contract managed by RIMU.  This report would enable a better understanding of the Waitematā urban forest and inform the development of future activities to restore, maintain and potentially further develop the forest which provides carbon sequestration for the area.


Business Food Waste Collection – research and feasibility project ($5,000)

 

31.     This research and feasibility project is proposed as a two staged project to inform our understanding of business food waste challenges and opportunities within Waitematā and to inform potential future investment in this area. It is recommended that $5,000 be allocated from the 2015/16 low carbon budget to enable research and opportunities as follows:

·        Identify potential sources of food waste (businesses by type, number and location);

·        Assess food waste (amount, type, quality);

·        Identify potential users of food waste;

·        Contact other similar council and/or community run projects (We Compost, Kai to Compost, Wellington; Food Know How, Melbourne and others);

·        Identify issues;

·        Identify ways to run a business food waste diversion pilot;

·        Gain understanding of what works for businesses and why;

·        Gain understanding of how businesses like to receive information (e.g, face to face, written material, social media);

·        Develop means to measure and evaluate project; and

·        Write report with recommendations for phase 2.

 

32.     The second phase may incorporate a trial or pilot in 2016/17 and costings and timeframes for this would need to be informed by the research and feasibility project recommended in this report.

Low Carbon Lifestyles – pilot project $17,500.

 

33.     It is recommended that a pilot project is developed and delivered in 2015/16 to provide targeted information and support for residents to adopt low carbon lifestyles.

 

34.     The project will focus primarily on supporting residents to reduce home energy use, particularly in the areas of hot water use and lighting. While offering targetted advice and sustainability changes in someone’s home there is also the opportunity to add value by offering extra advice around low carbon lifestyles. Examples of additional advice could include; transport choices, heating, checking the temperature of the hot water cylinder and or referring the resident to other complementary services offered by Council (e.g. Eco Design Advice Service) or a CCO (eg. Cycle training).

35.     Hot water and lighting have been identified as the areas in the home where the most cost effective and greatest gains in Co2-e reductions can be made. Approximately one household in two in Auckland has a flow rate of greater than nine litres per minute and 50% of these could fix this by installing a flow restrictor that would cost less than $10 per household or by installing a low flow showerhead. 

36.     Based on a flow rate being changed from 14 litres per minute to 9 litres per minute the water savings would be around 46,810 litres per year per household. Each home that installed this device could save on average 203 kg CO2-e/a (electric system) or 368 kg CO2-e/a (instantaneous gas system). Energy savings from switching to energy effiecient lighting is estimated to be around 80% for switching hallogens to LEDs and 75% for switching incandescents to CFLs.

37.     This approach will be applicable across a  range of housingtypes, including apartments. It is proposed that the pilot initially focus on apartments that have individual (not centralised) mains pressure hot water systems.

38.     Depending on the uptake of any recommended energy efficient lighting or water conservation devises, this project will result in measurable reductions in carbon emissions.

39.     As a pilot targeted to apartments it is difficult to determine the quantum of interventions and advice that may be implemented. The scale of the project will be adjusted based on uptake and response rates as the project rolls out. However at this initial stage the project aims to engage with approximately 300 households as a target, noting that the pilot will allow for an iterative approach to adjust the project as it develops.

40.     Being a new project in this space, and the first to be delivered by a local board directly seeking low carbon outcomes, it also has the potential to attract publicity and engage with a large number (when compared to the other low carbon projects being undertaken) of residents.

Consideration

Local Board views and implications

41.     This is a report prepared specifically for the Waitematā Local Board and discussed with the board at its workshop on Tuesday 29 September 2015. These options have been discussed with the environmental portfolio holders over the last few months with the specific options discussed in this report being further discussed with the environmental portfolio holders in October 2015.

Māori impact statement

42.     No consultation with Māori was undertaken for this report. Individual projects noted in this report may impact on Māori who are consulted as part of the development of the project.

43.     It is recognised that environmental management, water quality and land management has integral links with the mauri of the environments and concepts of kaitiakitanga.

Implementation

44.     Regular reporting on project delivery will be provided through the quarterly performance report and via regular environmental portfolio catch ups will occur and any major changes to the projects will be brought to the board for its consideration.

 

Attachments

No.

Title

Page

aView

Waitemata Low Carbon Community Stocktake and Draft Implementation Plan

87

Signatories

Authors

Mara Bebich - Stakeholder Liasion Manager

Mary Stewart - Senior Biosecurity Advisor

Rebecca Hayden - Environmental Programmes Advisor

Authorisers

Barry Potter - Director Infrastructure & Environmental Services

Judith Webster - Relationship Manager

 

 


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Request for a Temporary Alcohol Ban for an AC/DC Concert at Western Springs Stadium on 15 December 2015

 

File No.: CP2015/22119

 

  

Purpose

1.       Seek approval to a temporary alcohol ban in the Western Springs Stadium area before and after the AC/DC concert scheduled for 15 December 2015.

Executive Summary

2.       Temporary alcohol bans prohibit the consumption or possession of alcohol in specified areas for specified times. Alcohol bans are enforced by the New Zealand Police. The Police consider that temporary alcohol bans significantly assist in reducing alcohol-related harm and offending in public areas.

3.       The New Zealand Police have requested that the council make a temporary alcohol ban around the Western Springs Stadium for the AC/DC concert scheduled for Tuesday 15 December 2015. Under the Auckland Council Alcohol Control Bylaw 2014, local boards have the delegated authority to make temporary alcohol bans.

4.       In determining whether to make the temporary alcohol ban, the Waitematā Local Board must be satisfied that the ban is proportionate and can be justified as a reasonable limitation on people's rights and freedoms.

5.       Staff recommend that the Waitematā Local Board make the alcohol ban by passing a resolution. Staff consider limitations on people's rights and freedoms resulting from the ban are reasonable. It will enable the New Zealand Police to deal with intoxicated people and reduce crime or disorder associated with alcohol consumption both before and after the concert.

 

Recommendations

That the Waitematā Local Board:

a)      make a temporary alcohol ban, pursuant to the Auckland Council Alcohol Control Bylaw 2014, to operate from 6am Tuesday 15 December 2015 to 6am Wednesday 16 December 2015 in the area marked in Attachment A to this report and described as follows:

on Western Springs Lakeside, Western Springs Outer Fields, Motions Road, Bullock Track, Old Mill Road, West View Road, Sherwood Avenue, Stanmore Road, Francis Street, Wilton Street, Castle Street, Richmond Road, Browning Street, Selbourne Street, Firth Road, Surrey Crescent, Gilbert Avenue, Sefton Avenue, Stadium Road, Ivanhoe Road, Rona Road, Wexford Road, Tuarangi Road, Tay Road, Herringson Avenue, Barrington Road, Shirley Road, Myrtle Street, Levonia Street; that part of Great North Road between Bond Street and the area covered by the existing alcohol controls at the Grey Lynn Town Centre; Premier Avenue; and that part of Great North Road between Motions Road and the area covered by existing alcohol controls at the Grey Lynn Town Centre.

 

Comments

Background

6.       Temporary alcohol bans prohibit the consumption or possession of alcohol in specified areas for specified times.

7.       Alcohol bans are enforced by the New Zealand Police. Under section 170 of the Local Government Act 2002, Police have the powers of search, seizure and arrest for the specified times and places that a ban applies.

8.       The Police consider that temporary alcohol bans significantly assist in reducing alcohol-related harm and offending in public areas.

Request for temporary alcohol ban

9.       The Police have requested that the council make a temporary alcohol ban around the Western Springs Stadium for the AC/DC concert scheduled for Tuesday 15 December 2015. A copy of the request is contained in Attachment B.

10.     The Police have requested that:

·     the temporary alcohol ban operate from 6am Tuesday 15 December 2015 until 6am Wednesday 16 December 2015

·     the ban cover the areas around the Western Springs Stadium outlined in Attachment A.

Making temporary alcohol bans

11.     Under the Auckland Council Alcohol Control Bylaw 2014 (the Bylaw), local boards have the delegated authority to make temporary alcohol bans. The requested ban area is located in the Waitematā Local Board area.

12.     In determining whether to make a temporary alcohol ban pursuant to the Bylaw, the Waitematā Local Board must be satisfied that the ban is proportionate and can be justified as a reasonable limitation on people's rights and freedoms.

Decision

13.     Council staff support the Police request and propose that the Waitemata Local Board pass a resolution to make the temporary alcohol ban pursuant to the Bylaw. In making this recommendation, staff have consulted with the Police and Auckland Tourism, Events and Economic Development (ATEED), which is responsible for overseeing major events such as the AC/DC concert.

14.     Council staff, ATEED and the New Zealand Police consider a temporary alcohol ban would improve the safety of the AC/DC event by reducing:

·     the amount of alcohol consumed outside the venue (and associated litter);

·     patron intoxication levels;

·     the risk of disruption to local residents; and

·     the risk of harm and disorder.

15.     Staff consider the request meets the requirements of the Waitematā Local Board’s delegated authority. Specifically, the limitation on people's rights and freedoms resulting from the ban would be reasonable due to the following factors:

·     the areas covered by the ban would be clearly defined;

·     the short duration of the ban; and

·     the experience of the Police in monitoring this type of event.

16.     There would be a greater risk of alcohol-related harm associated with the AC/DC event if an alcohol ban was not implemented.


17.     Staff recommend that the Waitematā Local Board make the alcohol ban by passing a resolution at its 10 November meeting. Note that the decision to make the ban cannot be postponed as there is insufficient time to report back to the Local Board and process the request prior to the concert taking place

Consideration

Local Board views and implications

18.     The Waitematā Local Board previously supported the New Zealand Police request for temporary alcohol bans on the fan trail to Eden Park during the Rugby World Cup 2011, the Cricket World Cup 2014 and requests for temporary alcohol bans for the annual Christmas in the Park and Pasifika Festival events.

Māori impact statement

19.     Managing alcohol related harm associated with events increases opportunities for health and wellbeing, which is consistent with the outcomes of the Māori Plan for Tāmaki Makaurau. Iwi have been consulted widely on the use of alcohol ban and have previously been supportive.

Implementation

20.     ATEED will be heavily involved in the implementation of the alcohol ban. Its proposed alcohol management strategy for the AC/DC concert on 15 December includes:

·     Standard Auckland Council signage to inform of the alcohol control area.  This will be in English and Te Reo and will contain the dates and times the temporary alcohol ban will be in force;

·     Involving the police in the event planning and having sufficient resource to enforce the temporary alcohol ban;

·     Advising the Waitematā Local Board of the type and conditions for on-site alcohol licenses granted for this concert;

·     Asking Auckland Council alcohol licensing inspectors to visit all licensed premises in the temporary alcohol control area prior to the concert;

·     Signage for off-license premises advising of the temporary alcohol ban being supplied to premises inside the temporary alcohol ban area;

·     Advising ticket holders of the conditions of entry, public transport options, parking restrictions and the temporary alcohol ban areas prior to the event; and

·     Sending a notification letter to all local businesses and residents informing them of the temporary ban area dates and times.

21.     The costs associated with implementing the temporary alcohol ban will be covered by ATEED. These costs include: the statutory requirement of a public notice in either the local paper, the Central Leader, or the New Zealand Herald advising of the temporary alcohol ban; temporary signage; and any other reasonable requirements of the New Zealand Police or the Waitematā Local Board.

Attachments

No.

Title

Page

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Map of the temporary alcohol ban area

129

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Police request

131

     

Signatories

Authors

Richard Stuckey - Principal Policy Analyst

Authorisers

Kataraina Maki - GM - Community & Social Policy

Judith Webster - Relationship Manager

 



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Community-led Placemaking Resource

 

File No.: CP2015/23015

 

  

 

Purpose

1.       To present all local boards with the recently developed resource on community-led placemaking.

Executive Summary

2.       The Communities Shaping their Places – A Good Practice Resource 2015, is a resource on community-led placemaking that is now available to the council and the wider public.

3.       This resource was commissioned by the Local Board Community-led Placemaking Champions Group.

 

Recommendations

That the Waitematā Local Board:

a)      Receive the Communities Shaping their Places – A Good Practice Resource 2015.

 

 

Comments

4.       The Local Board Community-Led Placemaking Champions Group is a group of local board chairpersons and local board members who have been meeting regularly since the beginning of 2014. Members of the group are Bill McEntee, Brenda Steele, Catherine Farmer, David Collings, Desley Simpson, Julia Parfitt, Julie Fairey, Lindsay Waugh, Lydia Sosene, Peter Haynes (Chairperson), Pippa Coom, Simeon Brown, Steve Tollestrup, Vanessa Neeson and Brenda Bailey.

5.       The key purpose of this group is to champion, develop best practice examples and promote community-led placemaking through the work of the local boards and throughout the wider council.

6.       This work has been progressed through three related work streams:

·     Workstream 1 – Spread Good Ideas on Community-led Placemaking;

·     Workstream 2 – Council Enablers and Barriers to Community-led Placemaking; and

·     Workstream 3 – Innovative Community-led Placemaking in Auckland.

7.       The Communities Shaping their Places – A Good Practice Resource 2015 introduces some fun practical ways that Auckland Council can support community-led placemaking and is an output of workstream 1.

8.       This resource describes community-led placemaking in plain language, contains some great ideas and examples and highlights other useful resources and information.

9.       The Communities Shaping their Places – A Good Practice Resource 2015 is available on the council website and in hard copy through the libraries.

Consideration

Local Board views and implications

10.     The Communities Shaping their Places – A Good Practice Resource 2015 is available to local boards and communities for their consideration and dissemination.

Māori impact statement

11.     The Communities Shaping their Places – A Good Practice Resource 2015 is a resource for iwi and can be considered and applied to projects that benefit Maori and their community interests.

Implementation

12.     Local boards can determine the appropriate way to implement and apply this resource.

 

Attachments

No.

Title

Page

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Auckland Council Community Shaping their Places - A Good Placemaking Resource - 2015

135

     

Signatories

Authors

Sue Dodds - Senior Community Development Project Leader

Authorisers

Judith Webster - Relationship Manager

Karen Lyons - Local Board Services Manager

 


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Chairperson's Report

File No.: CP2015/22646

 

  

 

Executive Summary

 

The Chairperson will update the Board on projects, meetings and other initiatives relevant to the Board’s interests.

 

 

Recommendations

That the Chair’s verbal report be received.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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Deputy Chairperson's Report

 

File No.: CP2015/22648

 

  

Executive summary

 

This report provides highlights from my Waitematā Local Board activities during October 2015.

 

Recommendations

a)      That the Deputy Chairperson’s Report be received.

Comments

 

Highlights

 

Public Forum

 

Public forum at the Board’s October business meeting was one of our most interesting and thought-provoking with seven presentations covering a range of projects and issues. We are really fortunate that people in the Waitematā Local Board area are willing to take the time to engage with local government through our public forums.

 

 

 

Photo above: Penelope Carroll (Massey University) and children from central schools present on the children’s audit carried out as part of the Freyberg Square consultation

 

Photo right: Charlotte Fisher and Erwin van Asbeck bring along the litter collected from a Herne Bay beach to highlight local stormwater, sewage and pollution issues.

 

 

 

Friends of St Davids, Grey Lynn Surrey Crescent shops working group, Hauora Gardens at Studio One, Brian McClure a local business landlord and the Grey Lynn pump track society also presented at the public forum.

 

Presentations that were tabled are available on the Council website.

Berm planting

 

Auckland Transport has done a great job sparking interest in berm planting!  Local Board feedback on Auckland Transport’s draft berm planting guidelines was made available in October (our feedback was attached to the October agenda) leading to media coverage extending all the way to the BBC and a NZ gardener petition. Disappointingly Auckland Transport incorrectly claimed in the media that the draft had been provided to local boards in confidence. Throughout the development of the draft guidelines AT has shown a lack of understanding of Local Board’s placemaking role and processes.

 

Photo credit: Nick Young

 

Ponsonby Road safety improvements

 

 

A new feeder lane and advance stop boxes (“fresh Kermit) have been installed on Ponsonby Road as part of Auckland Transport’s resurfacing project.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Events

Opening of Art Week 2015

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Kelmarna Gardens Spring Festival

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Spring Fling in Myers Park underpass

 

This event is part of a series of events happening in the Myers Park underpass, as part of a youth-led initiative to transform the space through art.

 

Hosted by the Basement Theatre in collaboration with Auckland Council, #ClaimTheCity and Splice.

 

 

Opening of At the Beach, NZ fashion museum exhibition at the Voyager museum

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

During October great progress has been made on the Nelson St cycleway due to open on 3 December

 

 

 

 

Curran St safety improvements

 

Meeting with Herne Bay residents to discuss Auckland Transport’s proposals for the intersection of Curran St and Sarsfield St that were consulted on during October.

 

 

 

 

Report back: Future of Cycling symposium: Challenges and Possibilities

 

I attended the Future of Cycling symposium hosted by the University of Waikato and Cycling New Zealand at the Avantidrome in Cambridge on 2 October 2015.

 

The symposium was a first for bringing together academics, sports administrators, cycle advocates and representatives from transport agencies to discuss a range of cycling related issues and opportunities. 

 

The symposium was opened by Andrew Matheson, CEO of Cycling NZ. He shared some interested statistics from research Cycling NZ has carried out:

-     23% of adults get on a bike at least once a year

-     Half have high engagement with cycling

-     High engagement riders are estimated to save our health economy $1 billion per year

 

I was particularly interested in presentations about safety and making cycling an everyday transport option.  For example from a  report back from the Cycle Safety conference in Germany we heard about new bike technology to make cycling safer for older people (in Holland cycling injuries and fatalities are very low by international standards but older people make up the largest and growing group of victims). It was recommended that rather than follow the lead of Europe we need to find our own safety solutions to meet them in the future.

 

Gerry Dance from NZTA reported that we are now “riding with a political tailwind” due to the increase in cycling investment from the government.

 

I attended the symposium with members Christopher Dempsey and Rob Thomas. Registration of $80 was paid from the Board’s professional development budget.

 

October events and functions

 

 In addition to Local Board workshops and meetings I attended:

 

·    Cycling symposium in Cambridge on 2 October

·    Pecha Kucha Maritime edition at the Voyager Museum 8 October

·    Art Week opening at Silo 6 on 9 October

·    Auckland Refugees Council AGM on 10 October at the Grey Lynn Community Centre

·    Kelmarna Spring Festival on 11 October

·    Ponsonby Business Association Board meeting on 14 October

·    Introduction to Local Board members by the new Panuku Development Agency

·    At the Beach NZ Fashion Museum launch at Voyager Museum on 15 October

·    Spring Fling in the Myers Park underpass on 16 October

·    Diwali Festival opening ceremony in Aotea Square on 17 October

·    Grey Lynn Farmers Market AGM on 18 October  (I have now resigned from the Grey Lynn Farmers Market management committee after 5 years as Chair )

·    Bikes vs Cars documentary screening on 18 October

·    Ports of Auckland community reference group meeting

·    Presentation by the world homeless expert Dr Sam  Tsemberis, Pathways to Housing, NYC  at Merge Café hosted by Lifewise on 20 October

·    Opening of the Screenies International children’s film festival at TAPAC on 22 October

·    Inner city network meeting to discuss neighbours day 2016 preparations

·    Ponsonby Business Association AGM on 27 October

·    The Lesson opening night at Basement Theatre on 27 October

·    Franklin Road community liaison group meeting on 28 October (to discuss the latest options for the upgrade of Franklin Road)

 

 

 

Attachments

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Authors

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Board Members' Reports

File No.: CP2015/22651

 

  

 

Executive Summary

1.       Providing Board members with an opportunity to update the local board on the projects and issues they have been involved with since the last meeting.

 

Recommendation

That the Waitemata Local Board:

Receives Board Members’ written and verbal reports.

 

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Reports Requested/Pending

File No.: CP2015/22654

 

  

 

Executive Summary

1.       Providing a list of reports requested and pending for the Waitemata Local Board for business meetings.

 

Recommendation

That the Waitematā Local Board:

a)         Recieve the Reports Requested/Pending report.

 

 

 

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Desiree Tukutama - Democracy Advisor

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Judith Webster - Relationship Manager

 



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[1] Note this represents 96% in July, 96% in August and 97% in September.