Auckland City Centre Advisory Board

 

OPEN MINUTES

 

 

 

Minutes of a meeting of the Auckland City Centre Advisory Board held in Room 1, Level 26, 135 Albert Street, Auckland on Wednesday, 27 July 2016 at 3.05pm.

 

present

 

 

 

City Centre Stakeholder

Chairperson

Kate Healy

Ngāti Whātua Ōrākei

Members

Adam Parkinson

CBD Residents Advisory Group

 

Viv Beck

Business Improvement District

 

Greg Cohen

Tourism/Travel

 

Shale Chambers

Waitematā Local Board, Auckland Council

 

Terry Cornelius, JP, FCA

Retail sector

 

Jillian de Beer

Arts and cultural sector

 

Andrew Gaukrodger

Corporate sector including financial and other professional services

 

Stephen Greenfield

CBD Residents Advisory Group

 

Mark Kingsford

Corporate sector including financial and other professional services

 

Councillor Mike Lee

Liaison Councillor, Auckland Council

 

Nigel Murphy

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

 

Michael Richardson

Business Improvement District

 

Rory Palmer (on behalf of Mayor Len Brown)

Auckland Council

 

ABSENT

 

Members

Mayor Len Brown, JP

Auckland Council

 

John Coop

Urban design/institute of architects

 

Prof Jenny Dixon

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

 

 

Alex Voutratzis

Property Council of NZ

 

 

 


Auckland City Centre Advisory Board

27 July 2016

 

1 Apologies

Resolution number CEN/2016/33

MOVED by Member Adam Parkinson, seconded by Member Mark Kingsford:

That the Auckland City Centre Advisory Board:

a)         accept the apologies from Deputy Chairperson John Coop and Members Jenny Dixon and Alex Voutratzis for absence.

CARRIED

 

2 Declaration of Interest

 

There were no declarations of interest.

 

3 Confirmation of Minutes

Resolution number CEN/2016/34

MOVED by Member Andrew Gaukrodger, seconded by Member Terry Cornelius:

That the Auckland City Centre Advisory Board:

a)         confirm the ordinary minutes of its meeting held on Wednesday, 29 June 2016, as a true and correct record.

CARRIED

 

4 Extraordinary Business

 

There was no extraordinary business.

 

 

5

Issues of significance

 

There were no issues.

 


 

6

City Centre Progress Update for the Auckland City Centre Advisory Board - to 22 July 2016

 

Ralph Webster Manager Development Programme gave an overview of the report and a PowerPoint presentation and responded to questions. A copy has been attached to the official minutes and is available on the Auckland Council website as a minutes attachment.

 

The Auckland City Centre Advisory Board noted that:

         Waitemata Local Board has the delegation for Albert Park

         Cr Lee to be kept informed of the Albert Park project

         a need to learn from the Freyberg Place project and involve ACCAB earlier in the stakeholder engagement process

         the Board wish to have input into the future discussion around governance roles and responsibilities in relation to ACCAB and the overarching governance of City Centre development activities and the City Centre Targeted Rate (CCTR).

 

Resolution number CEN/2016/35

MOVED by Chairperson Kate Healy, seconded by Member Greg Cohen:

That the Auckland City Centre Advisory Board:

a) receive the City Centre progress update report, updated to July 2016.

CARRIED

 

Attachments

a 27 July 2016, Auckland City Centre Advisory Board, Item 6 - City Centre Progress Update

 

 

7

City Centre Maintenance

 

Mark Walker, Auckland Transport gave a verbal update on this item.

The Auckland City Centre Advisory Board noted that:

         question about regular routine maintenance by staff

         street lights not working properly

         loss of infrastructure i.e. broken seats removed

         expectation of Board of high level of maintenance in the city centre in accordance with contracts

         footpath subsidence on Wellesley Street outside Smith & Caughey, causing injuries.

 

Resolution number CEN/2016/36

MOVED by Member Nigel Murphy, seconded by Member Adam Parkinson:

That the Auckland City Centre Advisory Board:

a) receive the verbal update from Mark Walker on City Centre maintenance matters.

b) request Auckland Transport and Auckland Council finance departments to provide a report on where the consequential opex, taken from the City Centre Targeted Rate (CCTR), is directed and how the business units are spending the CCTR.

c) provide a report showing the current auditing being undertaken of Auckland Transport maintenance contracts to demonstrate compliance with contract conditions.

CARRIED

 

 

8

High Street District Update

 

Staff presented a PowerPoint presentation in support of the item. A copy has been attached to the official minutes and is available on the Auckland Council website as a minutes attachment.

 

Resolution number CEN/2016/37

MOVED by Member Stephen Greenfield, seconded by Member Andrew Gaukrodger:

That the Auckland City Centre Advisory Board:

a) receive the update on projects and activities in the High Street District.

CARRIED

 

Attachments

a 27 July 2016, Auckland City Centre Advisory Board, Item 8 - High Street District Update

 

9

Myers Park Stage 2 Options

 

Staff presented a PowerPoint presentation in support of the item. A copy has been attached to the official minutes and is available on the Auckland Council website as a minutes attachment.

The Auckland City Centre Advisory Board noted that:

         budget costs and timing

         KRoad Business Association should be consulted.

 

Resolution number CEN/2016/38

MOVED by Member Mark Kingsford, seconded by Member Stephen Greenfield:

That the Auckland City Centre Advisory Board:

a) receive the verbal update and presentation from Jo Wiggins, David Thomas and Oliver Kunzendorff on the Myers Park Stage 2 project.

b) endorse the additional $100,000 required to deliver the splash pad.

c) request the splash pad proceed straight away, irrespective of the options for the underpass.

d) request staff to investigate option 2, as presented, and report back to the board at the August meeting, with more detail specifically on:

i) costs

ii) timing

iii) outcomes.

CARRIED

 

Attachments

a 27 July 2016, Auckland City Centre Advisory Board, Item 9 - Myers Park Stage 2 Options

 


 

10

A multi-agency perspective on rough sleeping in the city centre

 

Staff presented a PowerPoint presentation in support of the item. A copy has been attached to the official minutes and is available on the Auckland Council website as a minutes attachment.

The Auckland City Centre Advisory Board noted that:

         Investigate international experiences

         How are we dealing with new rough sleepers?

         Have staff looked at immediate versus long term solutions?

         What are the alternatives for Housing First versus emergency housing?

         Are we prepared to let 200 people sleep on streets in the CBD?

The Board agreed that this issue needs immediate action.

 

Resolution number CEN/2016/39

MOVED by Member Greg Cohen, seconded by Member Nigel Murphy:

That the Auckland City Centre Advisory Board:

a) receive the update on a multi-agency perspective on rough sleeping in the city centre.

b) request staff to investigate and develop a substantive and costed proposal to :

i) provide case workers and housing sustainment officers

ii) enhance the quantity and quality of emergency housing provision in the city centre:

1) James Liston Hostel

2) Auckland City Mission redevelopment plans.

c) request staff to report at the August meeting on immediate options to resolve the current 200 rough sleepers in the CBD.

CARRIED

 

Attachments

a 27 July 2016, Auckland City Centre Advisory Board, Item 10 - Rough Sleeping in Auckland City Centre

 

 

11

Inner City Residents Survey update

 

This item was not taken at this meeting.

 


 

12 Consideration of Extraordinary Items

 

There were no extraordinary items.

 

5.33pm The Chairperson thanked Members for their attendance and attention to business and declared the meeting closed.

 

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

 

 

 

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