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

 

Date:                      

Time:

Meeting Room:

Venue:

 

Thursday, 7 July 2016

6.30pm

Council Chamber
Henderson Civic Centre
6 Henderson Valley Road
Henderson

 

Henderson-Massey Local Board

 

OPEN AGENDA

 

 

 

MEMBERSHIP

 

Chairperson

Vanessa Neeson, JP

 

Deputy Chairperson

Shane Henderson

 

Members

Brenda Brady, JP

 

 

Peter Chan, JP

 

 

Warren Flaunty, QSM

 

 

Will Flavell

 

 

Tracy Kirkley

 

 

Luke Wilson

 

 

(Quorum 4 members)

 

 

 

Glenn Boyd

(Relationship Manager)

Local Board Services (West)

 

 

Busola Martins

Local Board Democracy Advisor

 

04 July 2016

 

Contact Telephone: (09)  440 7323

Email: busola.martins@aucklandcouncil.govt.nz

Website: www.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz

 

 


 

 

 


Henderson-Massey Local Board

07 July 2016

 

 

ITEM   TABLE OF CONTENTS                                                                                        PAGE

1          Welcome/Prayer                                                                                                             5

2          Apologies                                                                                                                        5

3          Declaration of Interest                                                                                                   5

4          Confirmation of Minutes                                                                                               6

5          Leave of Absence                                                                                                          6

6          Ward Councillor’s Update                                                                                            6

7          Petitions                                                                                                                          6

8          Deputations                                                                                                                    6

8.1     TAP: lab makerspace progress report                                                              6

8.2     Massey Archery Club                                                                                          7

8.3     Introduction to the International WELOVEU Foundation                               7

9          Public Forum                                                                                                                  7

10        Extraordinary Business                                                                                                7

11        Notices of Motion                                                                                                          8

12        Auckland Transport  Update Report - 7 July 2016                                                    9

13        Henderson Metropolitan Centre Transport Study                                                  17

14        Housing for Older People Partnering Proposal                                                       23  

15        Consideration of Extraordinary Items 

 

 


1          Welcome/Prayer

 

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.

The following are registeresd interests of elected representatives of the Henderson-Massey Local Board:

 

BOARD MEMBER

ORGANISATION

POSITION

Vanessa Neeson, JP (Chairman)

Ranui Sector Trial

Chair

Shane Henderson (Deputy Chairman)

Waitemata Community Law Centre

Employee

Brenda Brady, JP

Safer West Community Trust
District Licensing Committee

Trustee
Member

 Peter Chan, JP

Cantonese Opera Society of NZ
Asian Leaders Forum
NZ-Hong Kong Business Ass.
NZ-China Business Ass.
Auckland Chinese Environment Protection Association (ACEPA)

Whau Coastal Walkway Trust

Member
Member
Member
Member
Advisor 

 

Trustee

Warren Flaunty, QSM

Westgate Pharmacy
NorSGA Properties
Westgate Pharmacy Ltd
The Trusts Community Foundation Ltd

Life North West Pharmacy

Rodney Local Board
Waitemata District Health Board
Waitakere Licensing Trust
Massey Birdwood Settlers Ass.
Taupaki Residents & Ratepayers Ass.

Contractor
Director
Director
Director
Director

Elected Member
Elected Member
Elected Member
Member
Member

Will Flavell

Rutherford College

Literacy Waitakere Board

Employee

Board Member

Tracy Kirkley

District Licensing Committee 

Churches Education Commission

Member

Contractor

Luke Wilson

NZ Police
D.A.R.E. - West

Waitakere Rotary – Board member

Silver Fern Motor Sports - Board

Employee
Member

Board member

Board member

 


4          Confirmation of Minutes

 

That the Henderson-Massey Local Board:

a)         confirm the ordinary minutes of its meeting, held on Thursday, 16 June 2016, 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          Ward Councillor’s Update

 

Ward Councillors are given the opportunity to update the local board on regional issues that impact the Henderson-Massey local board.

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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 Henderson-Massey 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.

 

8.1       TAP: lab makerspace progress report

Purpose

1.       To update the Henderson-Massey Local Board on the activities of TAP: lab.

Executive summary

TAP:lab is a council funded makerspace (A space where you can make things) Reflecting the local community, MakerSpaces provide a collaborative space where all can share skills, tools and stories.

 

Recommendation/s

That the Henderson-Massey Local Board:

a)      receive the deputation from the representatives of TAP: lab.

 

 

 

8.2       Massey Archery Club

Purpose

1.       Massey Archery Club is hosting the Field Archery Section of the WORLD MASTERS GAMES in April next year. This enables the members of the club to compete at World level without travel, and presents the Henderson-Massey local board area to the other New Zealand participants who will be visiting the area, along with the International Competitors and their companions.  

2.       Whilst planning and execution is well advanced, an area of concern with health and safety regarding the Exotics has arisen and the club is seeking assistance from the local board.

 

Recommendation/s

That the Henderson-Massey Local Board:

a)      receive the deputation from Lyall Lainchbury and Andrew Fong, representatives of Massey Archery Club.

 

Attachments

a          Massey Archery Club ............................................................................. 3

 

 

8.3       Introduction to the International WELOVEU Foundation

Purpose

1.       To update the Henderson-Massey Local Board of our voluntary cleaning work and community work for the environment.

2.       To request for support in terms of supplies like rubbish bags, gloves and gumboots from the Henderson-Massey Local Board so as to aid our voluntary work in the local board area.

 

Recommendation/s

That the Henderson-Massey Local Board:

a)      receive the deputation from the International WELOVEU Foundation group.

 

 

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.

 

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

 

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.

 


Henderson-Massey Local Board

07 July 2016

 

 

Auckland Transport  Update Report - 7 July 2016

 

File No.: CP2016/12545

 

  

 

Purpose

1.       This report updates the Henderson-Massey Board on the current status of the Local Board Transport Capital Fund and projects, responds to resolutions made by the local board and issues raised by board members and provides information on matters of specific application and interest to the local board.

Executive summary

2.       This report seeks decisions on the following Local Board Transport Capital Fund project:

·        Increase in budget allocation for the Glen Road Drainage Extension & Safety Improvements Project.

3.       It provides updates on:

·        Status of the Local Board Transport Capital Fund

·        Consultation documents on proposed safety improvements in the Henderson/Massey Local Board area

·        Local Board requests on transport-related matters

·        Media

 

Recommendation/s

That the Henderson-Massey Local Board:

a)      receive the Auckland Transport Update - July 2016 report.

b)      approve the sum increase of $252,000 from the Local Board Transport Capital Fund for Project 225, Glen Road Safety Improvements over and above the $2,051,000 previously allocated budget to this project by the local Board to cover the full cost of implementing this project.

 

4.       The Henderson-Massey Local Board has outlined through its 2014-17 local board plan, that it has a strong interest in the role of transport and how it helps to create a connected community. This includes improving safety in our neighborhoods, improving the look of our town centres, as well as supporting people to get to the places they want to go for work and recreation.

5.       The local board plan has a specific transport outcome in which Auckland Transport has a key role in bringing to life:

OUTCOME: REAL CHOICES BETWEEN WALKING, CYCLING, PUBLIC TRANSPORT AND CARS

·    We (HMLB) have identified our transport priorities as increasing investment in walking and cycling infrastructure, improving public transport and reducing reliance on roads and cars.

Henderson-Massey Local Board Plan 2014-17 (Pages 38-41).

 

 


LOCAL BOARD TRANSPORT CAPITAL FUND (LBTCF)

Glen Road, Ranui - Drainage Extension & Safety Improvements Project

6.       The open tender for the physical works of the Glen Road Drainage Extension & Safety Improvements project was out in the market from 26th April, in which five tenders were received on 20th May closing date.

7.       The price of the preferred tender indicated a $385,000 shortfall in the allocated budget for this project. Unfortunately this is a common outcome recently, due to the amount of work now available in both the public and private sectors.  There were large increases in the cost of tree works, stormwater infrastructure and service relocations in comparison to the estimate.

8.       Another potential reason for the higher price is the limited working days specified in the contract (100 days) in an effort to complete the work prior to 30 September 2016. This will be particularly challenging for any contractor due to:

·        time of the year,

·        difficulties to deal with stormwater run-off,

·        stabilising ground etc.,

·        working in Parks land is subject to strict conditions.

·        Parks conditions delivered as a Notice to Participants (NtP) may also have contributed (Not allowed to install a site office or other storage and increased tree maintenance period etc.).

9.       Auckland Transport’s projects delivery team requested the tenderers to price a second option based on a more relaxed construction timeframe, to reduce the cost of the project to the Local Board.

10.     The outcome of the second option has reduced the amount of deficit for this project to $252, 000.

11.     Other options such as negotiating with Auckland Council’s Stormwater team, and seeking a cost contribution from their Healthy Waterways programme to cover the cost of implementing the rain gardens, swales, mitigating planting, and associated earthworks is underway. However at this time, there is no guarantee this approach will be successful.

Local board transport capital fund overview

12.     The Henderson-Massey Local Board’s funding allocation under the LBTCF is currently $748,378 per annum.

13.     The Board’s current LBTCF projects are included in the table below (in which ROC = rough order of costs, and FEC = firm estimate of cost):

ID#

Project Description

Progress/Current Status

225

·    Glen Road Safety Improvements

·    ROC $2,051,000

·    Parks’ Land Owner Approval (LOA) has now been obtained.

·    Resource consent is imminent.

·    Tender for construction works was closed 20 May.

·    5 tenders were received.

·    The price of the preferred tender indicates a shortfall of $385k in allocated budget for this project.

·    Pending Local Board decision on shortfall.

463

·    Henderson Creek Shared Path Improvements Study

·    FEC $26,721

·    Project is on hold.

 

14.     The Henderson-Massey Local Board’s transport capital fund to date is summarised below.

 

CENTRAL PARK DRIVE ROAD MARKINGS AND ROADING ISSUES – UPDATE

 

Issue

Action

Timeframe

The current Soljan Drive / Central Park Drive intersection lane arrangement (one lane widening to two at signals, narrowing to one and widening again close to Lincoln Road) is causing problems; drivers queuing in cycle lane, some drivers crossing centreline.

AT to re-mark the lane lines and shorten the right turn bay to provide 2 continuous lanes from the new signals through to Lincoln Road

By mid-June. Still on track as of 25/05/2016.

The new traffic signals don’t need to be operational yet and they are causing some additional delays.

AT to look into switching these off for now. Alternatively lengthen the duration of trigger for right turn bay signal.

Completed: increased the presence time of the detector loop at the right turn

Please note that there was a detector fault on 11 April which would have triggered the side road phase too frequently and added to issues here, this has now been repaired.

There is insufficient parking for businesses.

AT to review parking restrictions on Central Park Dr between Paramount Dr and Lincoln Rd to see whether some broken yellow lines can be removed. AT to advise how long it will take to complete this review

Removal of cycle lane adjacent to Davis Funeral Home not preferred. Existing NSAAT restrictions on the northern side of CPD required due to narrow lane width.  Consultation to take place in Mid June.

Drivers are encroaching into the cycle lane, putting cyclists at risk. It was suggested that the cycle lane be taken out and the wide footpath to be converted to a shared path

AT to review with input from Walking and Cycling team.

With a shortage of resource with our contractor, which may bring delays the expected completion date to mid-July, rather than our previous promise date of mid-June.

Note that the planned road marking changes should help with this problem, it may be sensible to hold off making changes here until the road marking changes have taken effect.

Changing of lanes due to drivers not knowing which lanes lead North and South on the M'way

Install Advanced Directional Signs to the west of Soljan Drive

Sep/Oct 2016

Congestion for long periods of the day along Central Park Drive.

Traffic Operations Centre staff have reviewed this and do not recommend changes at this time as it will result in increased delays on Lincoln Road. They have recommended a review following the proposed changes to road markings.

Closed

AT advised that this intersection is over capacity for long periods of the day during the week and on weekends. The signals have been set up to prioritise Lincoln Road as the regional arterial route. Lincoln Road and Triangle Road approaches also experience significant delays and AT need to prioritise the main road and the exit from the motorway.

Question: has the new road been vested and can it be accessed by the public?

Yes, the new road is vested and open.

Closed

Question: do AT have plans to run bus services along Central Park Dr?

None are planned for the northern end of Central Park Drive, but new routes are planned for Lincoln Road from mid 2017. For further information see AT website.

Closed

https://at.govt.nz/projects-roadworks/new-public-transport-network/new-network-for-west-auckland/

Please provide a copy of the consented plan showing improvements to Central Park Drive

--

Closed

 

Consultation Documents on Proposed Safety Improvements

15.     Consultation documents for the following proposals have been provided to the Henderson-Massey Local Board for its feedback. As the Board’s transport portfolio holders provide feedback on the Board’s behalf, the material below is included for general information purposes only:

·        Corban Avenue, Henderson – Pedestrian Refuge

Local Board Response

16.     The Local Board Portfolio Leads were supportive of what is being proposed.

 

PROPOSED NEW BUS STOPS AND BUS SHELTERS

17.     Auckland Transport is proposing new bus stops and bus shelters outside:

·        104C and 147 Simpson Road, Swanson

·        29 and 36 Forest Hill Road, Henderson Valley

·        61 Forest Hill Road, Henderson Valley

·        65 Hetherington Road, Henderson

·        87 Simpson Road, Ranui

·        Corner of Lake Panorama Drive and Sturges Road, Western Heights

·        22 Forest Hill Road, Henderson

·        174 Henderson Valley Road, Henderson Valley

·        64 Swanson Road, Swanson

18.     Auckland Transport is always working to improve the services that are provided to the people of Auckland.  Auckland Transport want a public transport network which is conveniently accessible to residents and businesses. The proposed bus stop outside 716, Swanson Road is being installed to fill a large gap between existing bus stops, and to ensure the distance between bus stops along this route does not exceed Auckland Transport’s minimum standard.

19.     This specific location has been selected for the bus stop because:

·        Evenly spaced between existing bus stops;

·        There is sufficient clear space to accommodate a concrete footpath for passengers to board and alight in a comfortable and expedient manner.

·        It will cause minimum disruption to the accessibility of surrounding businesses.

20.     Auckland Transport wants buses to be able to access bus stops quickly and properly so that delays to bus passengers and the general traffic are minimised. Auckland Transport acknowledges that this proposal will result in a loss of six on-street parking spaces. However, the installation of the bus stop road markings and the broken yellow lines either side are necessary to ensure that the bus can safely enter and exit the bus stop. If no broken yellow lines are installed the buses will have trouble entering/exiting the bus stop and be unable to pull into the kerb properly, which would create an unsafe environment for bus passengers to board and exit the bus. Further to this, there is widespread on-street parking available in the surrounding area and this can be utilised by vehicles affected by the parking removal.

21.     Auckland Transport wants to make moving around Auckland as easy as possible. Part of that is ensuring that all accesses have good visibility. Currently, on-street parking limits the visibility from the driveways either side of the proposed bus stop. Replacing the on-street parking with a bus stop should, most of the time, improve visibility from these driveways because, generally buses will only occupy the stop for about 10 to 20 seconds at a time. 

22.     The changes are planned to be implemented in 2017

TE ATATU & EDMONTON ROAD CORRIDOR IMPROVEMENTS UPDATE

23.     Work continues on the project, with a focus on getting the services upgraded. All site clearance has been completed, which is vital for letting AT get in to relocate services and allow for road widening.

24.     The upgrade of Te Atatu Road has many complex aspects due to the large number of unknown underground services that are difficult to work around in a very narrow corridor. The existing 300mm diameter watermain running predominantly along the length of the eastern berm of Te Atatu Road was particularly brittle and was a challenge as it supplied over 10,000 residents including the Te Atatu Peninsula area and had to be removed. A 355mm diameter replacement watermain has been installed under the road itself using a trenchless technology and has been successfully commissioned. The old watermain has now been decommissioned. This was a significant milestone for the project.

25.     The plan is to continue with service relocation, drainage, retaining walls and private property works. AT will start commissioning the new services and switching off the old ones in some areas, and earthwork excavations, then pavement works, are due to start on Edmonton Road in the next couple of months.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


26.     Pedestrian Safety

More pedestrian barriers have been installed, better signage to make motorists more aware of pedestrians and, a temporary hotmix footpath on Edmonton Road, to make it safer and more obvious for pedestrians. These initiatives will also be implemented on the footpath between Wakeling Avenue and Countdown, once we have finished with service relocation.

 


Removal of City-Bound Lane from Vera Road to Royal View Road - 13 June 2016

27.     The next step requires extending the removal of one northbound lane from Vera Road to Royal View Road. The lane drop is planned for  13 June 2016 and will be in effect for the duration of the project. Right turn pockets will be created at Jaemont and Covil Ave.

FAIRBANKS PLACE GLENDENE PARKING ISSUES

28.     A request was received from the elected members for restrictions to be put in place on Fairbanks Place, due the overflow parking that is occurring from Church Unlimited events.

Response

29.     Fairbanks Place is located in a predominantly residential area, where residents with insufficient off-street parking may rely heavily on the availability of on-street parking. Therefore the removal of parking is only carried out where it is absolutely necessary, as on-street parking is a valuable shared community resource.

30.     However, to address the issue you have experienced, Auckland Transport will propose to install No Stopping At All Times (NSAAT) parking restriction along the western side of Fairbanks Place and around the cul-de-sac head. Auckland Transport will undertake consultation within the next couple of weeks to seek feedback from the most affected parties on the proposal. Please note the implementation of the proposed NSAAT parking restriction will be subject to a number of considerations, including feedback of those consulted.

BARN DANCE – GREAT NORTH ROAD INTERSECTION

31.     Auckland Transport has received a request through the local board to change the Great North Road/Railside Avenue intersection, to run with a Barn Dance pedestrian crossing phase.

Update

32.     Auckland Transport will be trialing the pedestrian exclusive phase (Barn Dance) at this intersection. However Auckland Transport needs to monitor the congestion levels, especially for buses. The modelling done prior to the trial showed significant impact on the intersection capacity, after this type of phase change.  AT understands the vision of the Local Board for the Henderson Town Centre and fully supports this but it’s important for the Local Board to note that AT will trial the barn dance for a period but that if there is significant negative impact on the buses, AT will need to revert back to the original phasing.  AT will keep the Local Board updated on progress.

33.     Auckland Transport is aiming to have the new phasing implemented before the end of this financial year.(June 2016)

 

ISSUES CLOSED OUT

ISSUES CLOSED

Subject Name

Description

Subject Requested Date

Subject Closed Date

Illuminated Street Name Signs - Fred Taylor Drive And Lincoln Road

It is noted that as Lincoln Road is planned to be upgraded in a few years’ time, AT will request to add in a condition (for the proposed illuminated signage at Central Park Drive / Lincoln Road intersection) that states that Nu-Lite is to cover all costs of removal, relocation and/or reinstallation of the signage when Lincoln Road is being upgraded.

April 2016

May 2016

Corban Avenue, Henderson – Pedestrian Refuge

The Local Board Portfolio Leads were supportive of what is being proposed.

April 2016

May 2016

Proposed New Bus Stops And Bus Shelters through the Henderson/Massey Local Board Area

The Local Board Portfolio Leads were supportive of what is being proposed.

April 2016

May 2016

Fred Taylor Drive / Maki Street Intersection

AT are at this stage expecting to implement the change in phasing and the physical changes (signs and markings) at the intersection by June 2016.

April 2016

June 2016

Consideration

Local board views and implications

34.     The board’s views will be incorporated during consultation on any proposed schemes.

 

Maori impact statement

35.     No specific issues with regard to the Maori Impact Statement are triggered by this report.

 

General

36.     The activities detailed in this report do not trigger the Significance Policy. All programmes and activities are within budget/in line with the Council’s Annual Plan and LTP documents and there are no legal or legislative implications arising from the activities detailed in this report.

 

Implementation

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

 

 

Attachments

There are no attachments for this report.     

Signatories

Authors

Owena Schuster – Elected Member Relationship Manager , Auckland Transport

Authorisers

Jonathan Anyon – Manager Elected Member Relationship Unit, Auckland Transport

Glenn Boyd - Relationship Manager Henderson-Massey, Waitakere Ranges, Whau

 


Henderson-Massey Local Board

07 July 2016

 

 

Henderson Metropolitan Centre Transport Study

 

File No.: CP2016/10517

 

  

 

Purpose

1.       This report provides an update to the Henderson-Massey Local Board on the outcomes of the 2015 Henderson Metropolitan Centre Transport Study undertaken by Auckland Transport in collaboration with Auckland Council.

Executive Summary

2.       The Henderson Metropolitan Centre Transport Study (also referred as the Henderson CMP) was carried out in accordance to Auckland Transport’s corridor management plan process.  The focus of the study is the core network within the Henderson Centre comprised of arterial and collector routes as follows:

a.   Great North Road (Edsel Street - Swanson Rd)

b.   Edmonton Road-Alderman Drive-Sel Peacock Drive (Great North Road - Lincoln Road)

c.   Edsel Street

d.   Ratanui Street-Railside Avenue (Alderman Drive – View Road)

e.   Henderson Valley Road-Alderman Drive (Hickory Avenue – Sel Peacock Drive)

 

Recommendation/s

That the Henderson-Massey Local Board:

a)      Receive this report outlining the outcomes of the 2015 Henderson Metropolitan Centre Transport Study for information.

 

Comments

3.       Corridor management plans are strategic documents that provide assessment of existing and future corridor issues and assist Auckland Transport’s forward work planning.  The key outcome is an integrated transport and land use strategy that:

a.   Takes into account the input from a range of technical stakeholders on what the road  corridors should look like in future (up to 30 years);

b.   Design-sensitive to both movement function and adjoining land uses, e.g. recognising the place-based role of the streets;

c.   Results in potential schemes recommended for further investigation to achieve the preferred corridor outcomes over short-, medium- and long-term.

4.       Henderson Centre is classified as a Metropolitan Centre in the Auckland Plan and zoned as such in the Proposed Auckland Unitary Plan.  The centre’s road network will continue to perform a key transport function in connecting arterial routes and serving as a public transport hub.  The road network will need to respond to evolving travel demands associated with planned land use intensification and changes in the wider network.

5.       The case for change is established on the need to make better use of the network and efficiently managing future demands associated with the planned intensification in Henderson and surrounding residential areas.  As a response to anticipated growth and associated network demands, the study has proposed potential schemes that:

a.   Encourage and support a shift towards public transport use through bus priority measures and improved connectivity to the bus-rail interchange;

b.   Ensure walking and cycling are viable and attractive forms of transport particularly for short trips through the development of dedicated infrastructure solutions and slow speed environments.  These facilities could be integrated with any future developments.

c.   Attract high pedestrian activity within the centre’s main street acknowledging that it performs an important role in the economic vitality and success of the centre;

d.   Ensure that the road network within the centre will be able to cope with future traffic demand by consideration of by-pass route or new link road for through movement of general traffic and freight (those not needing to access the centre) and away from high pedestrian activity.

6.       The Henderson CMP outlined the key network functions and high level strategy for each transport mode as described below.  These are aligned with the key moves outlined in the Henderson Implementation Plan.

a.   Active modes – walking and cycling is high priority in the centre.  As the centre intensifies, demand for short trips will increase.  New developments will have safe and convenient pedestrian access to public transport, recreation facilities, shopping and entertainment within the centre.

b.   Public transport – the New Network for West Auckland recognises Sel Peacock Drive-Alderman Drive-Ratanui Street-Railside Avenue as a Frequent Service route while the Henderson Interchange will continue its role as a key transport interchange.  Implementation of the New Network will also result in more services terminating at the interchange.  Localised interventions will help optimise performance and reduce potential delays for buses.

c.   General traffic – the Henderson road network links to a number of key traffic routes such as routes to the Northwestern Motorway (SH16), Lincoln Road, and the rest of the western suburbs.  Traffic accessing the centre is expected to increase in volume by 40% over the next 30 years.  The increase in traffic will be influenced by the intensification and growth demands associated with the metropolitan centre and surrounding residential areas.  Edmonton Road-Sel Peacock Drive remains as an east-west by-pass route.  An additional by-pass route for through traffic may be required in future to ensure that heavy traffic does not overcome business and high pedestrian accessibility and safety within the centre.

d.   Freight – freight movements will continue to use existing freight routes along Henderson Valley Road and Alderman Drive-Sel Peacock Drive to Lincoln Road or Edmonton Road.  A by-pass route may be required in future to ensure reliability of freight getting into and out of the industrial areas south of the centre.

7.       Future potential corridor and network improvements were investigated based on the strategic directions established for each transport mode.  These recommendations are proposed to be staged based on priority or triggers that would require the change. It is important to recognise that these recommendations are not ‘live’ projects, but suggestions for future works which could be investigated further and in many cases there are a range of delivery options beyond those suggested.

a.   Proposed short-term actions for further investigation

1)         Signal phasing optimisation and safety review

2)         Safety measures such as installation of drop kerbs and upgrade of existing cycle advance stop boxes and crossing facilities at key routes and intersections

3)         Possible extension of footpath on Edsel Street (where footpath is currently missing section)

4)      Determine effect of pedestrian priority and reduced vehicle traffic on Great North Road on other parts of the network; investigate putting in raised table pedestrian crossings on Great North Road

5)      Improvement of accessibility and connections to Corban Estate

6)      Improve crossing mechanisms at signalised intersections, e.g. automated pedestrian detection, double phasing, countdown timer

7)      Implement bus priority measures and improvement of bus interchange (undertaken as part of the New Network implementation)

8)      Extension and improvement of existing cycle lanes on Railside Avenue

9)      Consideration of new taxi rank locations

b.       Proposed interventions in the medium-term (5 – 9 years) for further investigation

1)      Barnes Dance crossing facility on Great North Road/Railside Ave/Ratanui Street intersection

2)      Existing zebra crossings upgraded to raised pedestrian tables

3)      Investigate signalisation of Alderman Drive/Ratanui Street roundabout with the removal of the existing signalised crossing at northern approach

4)      Modification of roundabouts on Alderman Drive (Sel Peacock and Edmonton Road intersections) to encourage lower speeds and improve crossing facilities (including West Wave access) and freight access

5)      Possible extension of shared path around the eastern and northern sides of the centre from Vitasovich Avenue shared path with extension to Trading Place as well as improved connectivity to the Twin Streams shared path

6)      Investigate road dieting along Great North Road and install gateway treatment at the Edsel Street/Edmonton Road entrance

7)      Improve crossing and access to Trading Place

8)      Investigate modification of parking arrangements/design along Great North Road (Edsel Street to Henderson Valley Road) to improve versatility and amenity of the main street

9)      Upgrade Great North Road intersections with Edsel Street/Edmonton Road and Henderson Valley Road/Alderman Drive to improve cycling and walking accessibility

10)    Improve crossing facilities at Edsel Street/Vitasovich Avenue roundabout and connectivity of shared path from Vitasovich Avenue to eastern side of Westfield

c.       Proposed interventions in the long-term (10+ years) for further investigation

1)      Possible signalisation of existing roundabouts

2)      Investigate signalisation of slip lanes at the Great North Road/Edsel Street/Edmonton Road intersection to improve safety

3)      Investigate feasibility of a pedestrian overpass across Railside Avenue; possible extension of the existing air bridge and connectivity to the proposed cycling facility along the railway line and the redevelopment of Waitakere Central

4)      Possible realignment of Alderman Drive approach to Great North Road/Henderson Valley Road to incorporate cycle feeder lane, removal or signalisation of free left-turn lanes and widening of footpaths on Alderman Drive

5)      Possible upgrade of Alderman Drive-Sel Peacock Drive corridor to accommodate anticipated increase in traffic and shared path within the existing road reserve

6)      Investigate possibility of bus only access on Ratanui Street-Railside Avenue (between Trading Place and Stevies Lane) while retaining business/customer access and on-street parking along the route and improving pedestrian accessibility

7)      Investigate the need for a new by-pass route or new link road from Henderson Valley Road in conjunction with the limited general traffic access on Ratanui Street-Railside Avenue. By-pass route or new link road may be required if increase in traffic through the centre results in high levels of congestion.

8.       While the study recommends staging of proposed schemes, i.e. short-, medium- to long-term, the triggers for the majority of these interventions are dependent on the increase in commercial and residential development activities occurring within the metropolitan centre, as well as growth in the surrounding residential areas affecting the operational management of the road network.  As noted earlier, these recommendations are not ‘live’ projects but suggestions to address identified issues, and could be delivered in a number of ways if it was decided to take any further.

9.       It should be noted that whilst the CMP aimed to identify deficiencies and potential projects to address them, there is no specific funding allocated to progress any of the recommendations detailed in the CMP. 

Auckland Transport has developed 36 CMPs and centre studies (including Henderson) between 2012 and 2015, resulting in over 300 projects being proposed for further investigation.  AT undertook an assessment of each of the proposed projects (or packages of work) against the NZ Transport Agency’s funding requirements in terms of Strategic Fit, Efficiency and Effectiveness. This is to determine the regional ranking of the proposed projects against the criteria.  The higher ranked proposals are then considered for progressing to the Business Case development phase and becoming ‘live’ capital projects.

Currently, AT is progressing only a very small number of the most regionally critical projects through the Business Case process per year. 

10.     Some packages of work from the Henderson CMP placed moderately high in the assessment rankings.  Henderson projects may therefore be considered for Indicative Business Case development within the next 3 years, depending on resourcing and other priorities.

11.     As such, AT’s Strategy Division is also working with other AT departments to incorporate the CMP recommendations (where applicable) into existing programmes such as bus priorities/New Network, Walking and Cycling, Traffic Operations, Network Operations and Safety.  In this way, proposals from the CMP have opportunities to be assessed and delivered within those programmes, while remaining packages of work will have no ‘live’ status until the completion of a Business Case to be able to justify future investment and secure capital funding.

12.     In order to advance a greater range of beneficial proposals, there is the opportunity for the Local Board to suggest and support other ways for the recommended projects to be delivered, such as via the Local Board transport capital fund.

13.     AT is co-ordinating with Panuku Development Auckland for opportunities to integrate some proposed CMP schemes with future developments in Henderson.

14.     A workshop presentation was undertaken on 26th April 2016 to discuss the outcomes of the Henderson CMP with the Henderson-Massey Local Board.  The board suggested the following proposals as high priority:

·        Barnes Dance (Great North Road/Railside Avenue/Ratanui Street intersection)

·        Zebra crossings (Raised pedestrian tables)


15.     The board also raised concerns about some of the proposed recommendations in the study:

·        Bus only access on Ratanui Street to Railside Avenue – due to potential impacts on businesses in these locations.

AT response:

The proposal was put forward as a possible intervention to address future delays to buses and there are a number of ways in which this could be addressed. The Local Board’s concerns are acknowledged and will be assessed should this proposal proceed further.

·        Consideration of the Hickory Avenue-Dora Street connection as by-pass route

·        Consideration of a new link road from Henderson Valley Road to Corban Estate and possible closure of Mt Lebanon Lane to improve safety

AT response:

The CMP acknowledged previous studies undertaken by the legacy council (Waitakere City Council) which had assessed potential by-pass routes or new link roads.  There are a number of ways in which the centre’s traffic issues can be managed and other potential route alignments should be considered if the proposal

 

Attachments

There are no attachments for this report.    

Signatories

Authors

Jennifer Estong, Transport Planner, Auckland Transport

Daniel Newcombe, City Centre and RTN Initiatives Manager, Auckland Transport

Authorisers

Owena Schuster, Elected Member Relationship Manager, Auckland Transport

Jonathan Anyon, Elected Member Relationship Team Manager, Auckland Transport

Glenn Boyd - Relationship Manager Henderson-Massey, Waitakere Ranges, Whau

 


Henderson-Massey Local Board

07 July 2016

 

 

Housing for Older People Partnering Proposal

 

File No.: CP2016/12838

 

  

Purpose

1.       This report seeks feedback on Auckland Council’s Housing for Older People (HfOP) Partnering Proposal.

Executive summary

2.       The council currently owns 1,412 HfOP units spread across 62 sites in the north, south and west of Auckland covering 26 hectares of land. A list of these sites is included in the HfOP Consultation document (Attachment A).

3.       In June 2015 the Auckland Development Committee (ADC) resolved to explore how council could deliver the HfOP service through a partnership approach. In December 2015 the ADC endorsed Panuku Development Auckland (Panuku) to proceed with undertaking feasibility work with a preferred partner on the partnering proposal.

4.       The partnering proposal, in summary, is for the council to:

·        partner with a third-party social housing provider to create a new legal entity in the form of a new community housing provider (CHP).  The CHP will  have control over the portfolio assets, including responsibility for maintenance and tenancy services through a long-term lease, and will seek access to government subsidies

·        delegate to Panuku the authority to work with the third party community housing provider to redevelop the portfolio under a framework arrangement; and

·        adopt a new policy on “Housing for Older People partnering” to apply to all decision-making on the proposal

5.       This proposal allows the council to benefit from external expertise to:

·        improve the quality of housing - the CHP will be able to access the Income-Related Rent Subsidy (IRRS) from central government to help improve and develop the portfolio

·        improve tenant satisfaction – more tenants are dissatisfied with the service the council is currently able to provide. Partnering with a third party social housing provider will bring in new expertise into the operations so we can find new innovative and cost effective ways to lift satisfaction and redevelop the portfolio to improve the quality of housing

6.       As the HfOP portfolio is a strategic asset under both the LGA 2002 and the council’s Significance and Engagement Policy, the proposal to transfer control of the portfolio triggers a statutory requirement to publicly consult on the proposal, and to amend the Long-term Plan (LTP) 2015-2025 through a special consultative procedure, before the council can agree to adopt the proposal.

7.       The Governing Body approved a consultation document at its meeting on 25th May 2016 which will form the basis of this consultation during the month of June 2016.

8.       Local boards are now invited to submit formal feedback on the partnership proposal (Attachment A) and a proposed new policy on HfOP partnering (Attachment B) through business meetings in June and July 2016.


 

 

Recommendation/s

That the Henderson-Massey Local Board:

a)      provide feedback on

i.        the Housing for Older People Partnering Proposal and

ii.       the proposed Housing for Older People Partnering Policy

 

Comments

9.       Auckland Council currently owns 1,412 HfOP units spread across 62 sites in the north, south and west of Auckland covering 26 hectares of land. The portfolio is currently operated by Auckland Council’s Arts, Community and Events (ACE) and Community Facilities departments.

10.     In 2013 the government changed how social housing would be delivered in New Zealand by making a number of reforms. This included providing third party social housing providers with an IRRS, which was historically only provided to Housing New Zealand. Councils and council-controlled organisations are still unable to access this subsidy.

11.     In June 2015, the Auckland Development Committee (ADC) resolved to explore changing how the council would deliver the HfOP service. It agreed to explore a partnership approach, where the council would partner with a third party social housing provider in the management of the portfolio and to establish a new community housing provider (CHP).

12.     The council is committed to maintaining 1,412 units within the HfOP portfolio, as a strategic asset, and may seek to increase the number, subject to further council approval on additional funding and any consultation requirements.

13.     In December 2015 the ADC endorsed Panuku Development Auckland (Panuku) to proceed with undertaking feasibility work with the preferred partner on a partnering proposal. Panuku, on behalf of Council, issued a request for proposal and the council currently has a non-binding arrangement with The Selwyn Foundation as the potential third party social housing provider that council may enter into partnership arrangement with.

What Auckland Council is proposing:

14.     The council is proposing that it partner with a third party social housing provider to enter into a management agreement over the council’s 1,412 units and delegate Panuku Development Auckland (Panuku) to act on council’s behalf to develop the portfolio.

15.     Management agreement:

a)      Partner with a third party social housing provider to form a new legal entity, in which the council will have a minority interest. This will be a Community Housing Provider (CHP) to manage the council’s Housing for Older People (HfOP) portfolio.

b)      The legal structure of this CHP will likely be in the form of a limited partnership (NZ registered) between Auckland Council and the third-party social housing provider under a framework arrangement.

c)      The CHP will have control over the portfolio assets, which includes responsibility for maintenance and tenancy services. Legal ownership will remain with the council.

d)      It will include a long-term lease which from an accounting perspective requires a write-off of the assets from the council balance sheet.

e)      The CHP will be structured to be able to receive the government’s Income Related Rent Subsidy (IRRS). We are not able to quantify how much will be received under this scheme as the subsidy, which is paid to the housing provider, is based on a percentage of a tenants income. It will reflect the difference between the income related rent and the market rent. It will also only be paid out for future tenants not current tenants.

f)       The council will provide a $32.5 million capital grant to the CHP, which is equivalent to the current budget for the portfolio renewal maintenance.

16.     Development agreement:

a)      Delegate to Panuku, a council-controlled organisation, the authority to act on behalf of Auckland Council to work with the third-party social housing provider to redevelop the portfolio.

b)      Panuku, as Auckland Council’s development agency, will provide skills and expertise to support the development of HfOP portfolio.

c)      This includes, over time, selling some land and buildings to help fund the improvement of the quality of the HfOP portfolio.

d)      The council will provide a $20 million development loan facility which will support the development until sales proceeds can be realised. The sales proceeds will cover repayment of the facility and any associated interest.

17.     These will be carried out in accordance with the new policy to be adopted. A representation of this is shown in Attachment A.

Why is Auckland Council proposing this?

18.     The proposal allows the council to benefit from external expertise to improve tenant satisfaction and the quality of its social housing. There are a few areas of this portfolio that need improvement.

19.     To improve the quality of housing:

Currently, the HfOP portfolio has many poor quality units.  This is clearly not acceptable for the council or its tenants. By partnering with a third party social housing provider we will be able to ensure over time that:

a)      the portfolio can benefit from new external funding from the government, through access to the IRRS

b)      the portfolio will be upgraded and new housing developed to reflect modern standards

c)      the portfolio will become more connected to public transport and other necessary services.

20.     To improve tenant satisfaction:

More and more tenants are dissatisfied with the service the council is currently able to provide, as shown in Graph 1. This is unlikely to improve without some change to how we provide the service. Partnering with a third party social housing provider will improve our tenant satisfaction by:

a)      adding new expertise into the operations of the service so we can find new innovative, cost effective ways of lifting satisfaction.

b)      redeveloping the portfolio to improve the quality of housing, giving our tenants a better quality of life.


 

Graph 1:        Long-term Plan 2015-2025, Level of Service Measure:
Tenant satisfaction over time

Title: Graph 1: Long-term Plan 2015-25, Level of Service Measure: Tenant satisfaction over time. - Description: This graph shows how this proposal is projected to improve tenant satisfaction over time, as outlined in the council's Long-term Plan.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

How does the proposal compare with other options?

21.     The council has been developing the HfOP partnership model proposal since April 2015. The options were developed on the basis that the council has opted to continue to provide housing for older people. Three main practical options (including the proposal) are explained in the following table. Other options identified by the council are listed in the Supporting Information but have not been considered as reasonably practical options at this stage.

Option

Service level impact

Rates impact

Debt impact

Achieves the council’s objectives?

Advantages

Disadvantages

Status Quo:

Continue to manage and develop the housing without external support.

Actual tenant satisfaction levels are at 64 per cent which is well under the target average of 75 per cent. This means the council will be increasingly unlikely to meet its targets over time.

No impact – however tenant satisfaction levels are unlikely to be met.

No impact – however tenant satisfaction levels are unlikely to be met.

·   Does not grow the community housing sector.

·   Does not improve quality of housing.

·   Does not access non ratepayer funding.

·   The council retains full control over the assets.

·   No costs associated with change.

·   Does not address the falling tenant satisfaction.

·   Reliant on rates funding.

Sell or gift portfolio to a CHP:

Sell or gift the units and land to an existing CHP with conditions to ensure the provision of social housing remains.

 

Tenant satisfaction will likely decrease, as it will be difficult for the council to control the quality of housing.

Neutral to slightly positive

The sales proceeds would depend on the conditions placed on the sale. Depending on the conditions placed this could significantly reduce the proceeds from the sale.

Slightly positive to negative

The debt impact would depend on whether the council would still provide the capital grant for improvements to the housing, and any other conditions placed on the sale.

Partly. The council is no longer responsible for providing 1,412 housing for older people units. But, this may grow the wider community housing sector.

·   The council no longer has any risk for operating the portfolio.

·   This may grow the wider community housing sector.

·   The council will have no ownership or control over the units.

·   Long term provision of the service is not guaranteed.

·   The council would not own land and buildings as assets.

The proposal (partnering with a third-party housing provider under management and development agreements)

 

 

Tenant satisfaction will increase, as the council will be able to rely on new expertise from the third party social housing provider, unlock access to government funding and can redevelop the portfolio to improve quality.

Negligible to

slightly negative

Negative

(Debt increases by $48.4 million for the management agreement and a further potential $20 million for the development loan facility).

 

Yes. The proposal aims to increase tenant satisfaction to targeted levels.

·   Allows for an improvement of the quality of housing.

·   Unlocks access to government funding.

·   The council will lose some control over the units.

·   Requires monitoring of an external entity.

·   Development could cause disruption for tenants.

 

 

Proposed Housing for Older People Partnering Policy

22.     In order to include this change in the current Long-term Plan (LTP) 2015-2025, a new enabling policy will need to be adopted.

23.     This policy sets key decision making criteria that are designed to ensure that the council will maintain or improve the quality of housing and tenant satisfaction without overly exposing the council to financial impacts and risk, through:

·        general decision making on the council’s HfOP portfolio

·        the management of the HfOP portfolio by the new CHP

·        the arrangements for the possible redevelopment and/or sale of parts of the HfOP portfolio

A copy of the proposed policy is included in Attachment B.

 

Requirement to consult

24.     The HfOP portfolio is considered a strategic asset under both the Local Government Act (LGA) 2002 and the council’s Significance and Engagement Policy. Any proposal to transfer control or ownership of a strategic asset(s) triggers a statutory requirement to publicly consult and to provide for it in the long-term plan.

25.     In order to include this in the current Long-term Plan (LTP) 2015-2025, a new enabling policy will need to be adopted.

26.     Public consultation in June and feedback from local boards will inform the Governing Body’s decision on the partnership proposal and the proposed new policy on HfOP partnering.

Public consultation

27.     A consultation document (Attachment A) and supporting information has been approved by the Governing Body and will be used to consult with the public regarding the proposal to transfer control of the HfOP portfolio to a CHP and redevelop the current housing units.

28.     The consultation document lists the advantages and disadvantages of the proposal as well as the two key alternatives in page 8. The assumptions underlying the proposal, including risks and details on the options analysis, are set out in the supporting information in pages 53, 54 and 56.

29.     The consultation document also provides three main options that have been identified for the delivery of the council’s HfOP service, with the preferred option being the partnership proposal.

30.     The public consultation period is 1 June 2016 – 1 July 2016.

31.     The consultation document was delivered to 1,412 units, local board offices, service centres and libraries before 1 June 2016.

32.     The consultation document includes a feedback form which is expected to be the primary mechanism Aucklanders will use to provide their feedback on this consultation.  The feedback form is also made available online, in local board offices, service centres and libraries. Feedback forms can be submitted via freepost, email or completed online.

33.     There are various Have Your Say (HYS) events planned across the region. The locations were picked so that they are easily accessible for HfOP tenants to attend. These events are listed below for your perusal:

Venue

Date

Time

Takapuna Library

7 June 2016 (Tuesday)

9am – 1pm

Devonport Library

8 June 2016 (Wednesday)

9am – 1pm

Northcote Library

9 June 2016 (Thursday)

11am – 3pm

Glenfield Library

10 June 2016 (Friday)

10am – 11am

New Lynn War Memorial Library

14 June 2016 (Tuesday)

9am – 1pm

Titirangi Library

15 June 2016 (Wednesday)

11am – 3pm

Waitakere Central Library

16 June 2016 (Thursday)

9am – 1pm

Te Atatu Peninsula Community Centre

17 June 2016 (Friday)

2pm – 3pm

Mangere Town Centre Library

21 June 2016 (Tuesday)

9am – 1pm

Sir Edmund Hillary Library, Papakura

22 June 2016 (Wednesday)

9am – 1pm

Pukekohe Library

23 June 2016 (Thursday)

9am – 11am

Waiuku Library

23 June 2016 (Thursday)

12pm – 2pm

Otara Senior Citizens’ Club

24 June 2016 (Friday)

10am – 11am

34.     Public feedback will also be collected at HYS events scheduled from 7 to 24 June 2016. The primary purpose of these events is for elected members or delegates to listen to the views of Aucklanders.  Staff will ensure public feedback is accurately recorded.

35.     The role of elected members (and delegates) at these events is to listen and to provide members of the public with an opportunity to provide their views verbally. 

36.     Staff recommend that delegations are made to councillors, local board members and staff to hear feedback. This is to ensure there is a sufficient number of people able to have spoken interaction with public.

37.     Staff will be in contact with tenants to coordinate logistics to ensure that they have the opportunity to attend the HYS events.

38.     The ShapeAuckland website will be the digital hub for the HfOP communications and engagement campaign. There are a variety of ways in which digital and social media channels will be used to support the communications campaign.

Consideration

Local board views and implications

39.     Local board members have received updates through quarterly performance reports, on the region-wide initiative led by Panuku to investigate options to partner with community housing providers to manage and develop the HfOP portfolio.

40.     A briefing for local board members was held on this initiative on 30 November 2015.

41.     Local board members were updated in May 2016 through a memo outlining the consultation process as well as invitations to attend Have Your Say events to hear public feedback.

42.     Local boards are now invited to submit formal feedback through business meetings in June and July 2016.

43.     The report to be presented to the Governing Body at its meeting on 28 July 2016 will include all feedback received from local boards. Feedback from the local boards will inform the Governing Body decision on this matter.

Māori impact statement

44.     The new CHP will have a role in giving effect to outcomes directed by the council’s Māori Responsiveness Framework. This includes recognition and protection of Māori rights and interests within Tāmaki Makaurau and addressing and contributing to the needs and aspirations of Māori. In order to do this, throughout the development of this proposal various Māori groups have been consulted with. To progress this engagement Panuku has established a Mana Whenua Governance Group comprising four senior representatives of Mana Whenua, plus senior representatives of Panuku and the preferred partner.

Implementation

45.     A report containing consultation feedback and advice on adopting the HfOP Partnering Policy to amend the LTP 2015-2025 and a delegation to Panuku to carry out the partnering arrangement will be presented to the Governing Body at the meeting on 28 July 2016.

 

 

Attachments

No.

Title

Page

aView

Consultation document

31

bView

Housing for Older People Partnering Policy

59

     

Signatories

Authors

Kat Teirney - Team Leader – Community Facilities, South

Authorisers

Graham Bodman - General Manager Arts, Community and Events

Glenn Boyd - Relationship Manager Henderson-Massey, Waitakere Ranges, Whau

 


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ATTACHMENTS

 

Item 8.2      Attachment a    Massey Archery Club                                       Page 65


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