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

 

Date:                      

Time:

Meeting Room:

Venue:

 

Wednesday, 20 July 2016

6.30pm

Whau Local Board Office
31 Totara Avenue
New Lynn

 

Whau Local Board

 

OPEN AGENDA

 

 

 

MEMBERSHIP

 

Chairperson

Catherine Farmer

 

Deputy Chairperson

Susan Zhu

 

Members

Derek Battersby, QSM, JP

 

 

Ami Chand, JP

 

 

Duncan Macdonald, JP

 

 

Ruby Manukia-Schaumkel

 

 

Simon Matafai

 

 

(Quorum 4 members)

 

 

 

 

Glenn Boyd

(Relationship Manager)

Local Board Services (West)

 

 

Riya Seth

Democracy Advisor

 

14 July 2016

 

Contact Telephone: (09) 826 5103

Email: riya.seth@aucklandcouncil.govt.nz

Website: www.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz

 

 


 

 

 


Whau Local Board

20 July 2016

 

 

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

7.1     Pohutukawa of Margan Ave Petition                                                                 5

7.2     Residents of Glenburn Retirement Village Petition                                         6

8          Deputations                                                                                                                    6

8.1     Hadleigh Pouesi - Zeal                                                                                         6

9          Public Forum                                                                                                                  6

10        Extraordinary Business                                                                                                6

11        Notices of Motion                                                                                                          7

12        Whau Local Board Chairperson - Catherine Farmer's report                                  9

13        Making Good Decisions Programme Report – Catherine Farmer                         11

14        Portfolio Update: Member Ami Chand                                                                      13

15        Local board members' reports                                                                                   15

16        Auckland Transport  Update - July 2016 – Whau Local Board                              17

17        Whau Youth Board                                                                                                      23

18        State Highway 16/20 Waterview Connection Project income update and approval of expenditure plan                                                                                                          33

19        Whau Local Board Community Facilities Renewals Work Programme 2016/2017 37

20        Proposed local environment and local development work programme 2016/2017 41

21        Crown Lynn precinct master plan update                                                                55

22        Road Name Approval for Subdivision Application R/JSL/2015/3377/1 by AD96 for a road within a site at 121 Avondale Road and 100 Mead Street, Avondale                    71

23        ATEED Six monthly report to the Whau Local Board                                             77

24        Confirmation of Workshop Records: June 2016                                                     89  

25        Consideration of Extraordinary Items 

 

 


1          Welcome

 

Whakataka te hau ki te uru                Cease the winds from the west

Whakataka te hau ki te tonga            Cease the winds from the south

kia mäkinakina ki uta                         Let the breeze blow over the land

kia mätaratara ki tai                           Let the breeze blow over the ocean

E hï ake ana te atakura                      Let the red-tipped dawn come with a sharpened air

He tio, he huka, he hau hü                 A touch of frost, a promise of glorious day

Tihei Mauri Ora                                  Let there be life

 

2          Apologies

 

An apology from Member Derek Battersby for absence has been received.

 

3          Declaration of Interest

Members were 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.

Specifically members are asked to identify any new interests they have not previously disclosed, an interest that might be considered as a conflict of interest with a matter on the agenda.

 

Members declared conflict of interests as below. 

 

            Register:

Board Member

Organisation / Position

Catherine Farmer

·            Avondale-Waterview Historical Society – Committee Member

·            Blockhouse Bay Historical Society – Member

·            Portage Licensing Trust – Trustee

·            Blockhouse Bay Bowls - Patron

Susan Zhu

·            Chinese Oral History Foundation – Committee member

·            The Chinese Garden Steering Committee of Auckland – Board Member

Derek Battersby

·            Whau Coastal Walkway Environmental Trust –Trustee

·            New Lynn Tennis Club – Patron

·            West Lynn Gardens – Patron

·            Tag Out Trust – Chairman

Ami Chand

·            Kelston Community Trust – Trustee

·               Portage Licensing Trust – Deputy Chair

·            Rupa Aur Aap Trust – Trustee

·            Kelston Community Hub – Chair

·            Community Organisation Grants Scheme (COGS) Waitakere City Local Distribution Committee– Committee Member

Duncan Macdonald

·            Avondale Business Association – Chairman

·            Avondale Community Society – Chairman

·            Avondale RSA – Committee Member

·            Historical Society - Member

·            Avondale Jockey Club – Member

Ruby Manukia-Schaumkel

·            Wesley College - Trustee          

·            Kelston Girls College – Trustee

·               Problem Gambling Foundation – Board Member

Simon Matafai

·               International Pacific Council – President

·               United for Education and Sustainable Futures – Ambassador

·               Global Youth Music Committee – Ambassador

·               Helping Youth Pursue Emancipation – Ambassador

·               Auckland City Peace Ambassador

·               Pacific Events and Entertainment Trust - Patron

 

4          Confirmation of Minutes

 

That the Whau Local Board:

a)         confirm the ordinary minutes of its meeting, held on Wednesday, 15 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          Petitions

 

7.1       Pohutukawa of Margan Ave Petition

Purpose

1.       Suzanne Caron will be in attendance to present a petition regarding Pohutukawa of Margan Ave.

Prayer of the Petition

2.       We want Margan Reserve and its trees preserved for future generations to enjoy as a greenbelt of significance in our local community, New Lynn. We do not want Auckland Council to approve resource consent applications made by the developer Avanda which would allow road construction through our public reserve.

3.       As of Thursday, 14 July 2016, 839 signatures accompany the petition.

 

Recommendation

That the Whau Local Board:

a)      receive the petition on Pohutukawa of Margan Ave and thank Suzanne Caron for her attendance.

 

 

 

7.2       Residents of Glenburn Retirement Village Petition

Purpose

1.       Mrs Kareen MacDonald from Glenburn retirement village will be in attendance to present a petition by residents of Glenburn retirement village.

Prayer of the Petition

2.       We, the undersigned, residents of Glenburn retirement village, 79 Margan Avenue, New Lynn, are opposed to the removal of protected trees and the establishment of roads through the Margan public reserve, to the new sub-division of West Edge.

3.       As of Thursday, 14 July 2016, 59 signatures accompany the petition.

 

Recommendation

That the Whau Local Board:

a)      receive the petition from residents of Glenburn Retirement Village and thank Mrs Kareen MacDonald for her attendance.

 

 

 

8          Deputations

 

8.1       Hadleigh Pouesi - Zeal

Purpose

1.       Hadleigh Pouesi from Zeal will be attendance to update the board on the youth week events in the Whau and greater West Auckland area for the National Youth Week 2016.

 

Recommendation

That the Whau Local Board:

a)      receive the deputation from Hadleigh Pouesi of Zeal and thank him for the presentation.

 

 

 

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.

 


Whau Local Board

20 July 2016

 

 

Whau Local Board Chairperson - Catherine Farmer's report

 

File No.: CP2016/14586

 

  

 

 

Matariki

1.       Every year we celebrate Matariki or Maori New Year. Matariki is the Maori name for the Pleiades, a constellation of stars which are widely recognised.   Board member Seumanu Simon Matafai and I attended this year’s dawn opening ceremony hosted by Ngati Paoa on Waiheke Island.

 

Maori Language Week: 4-10 Hongongoi (July)

2.       Māori Language Week is an annual campaign, led by the Māori Language Commission, to promote te reo Maori. The campaign is about raising awareness that Aotearoa has its very own language and encouraging the use of it, with simple phrases every day.  Ka pai hoki koe.

 

Naming Bridges and Reserves in Alan Wood Corridor

3.       Since the SHW20 construction is reshaping the Alan Wood Reserve corridor with new bridges and parks, a renaming proposal was open for public consultation until 13 July. All feedback with be considered by both Albert-Eden and our Whau local board with decisions to be made next month.

 

Dog Bylaw Review 

4.       In 2012 Auckland Council reviewed its dog bylaws. Local boards have the delegated responsibility to review dog access rules for local parks, beaches and foreshore areas.  Whau local board submissions closed on 17 July and our hearing is scheduled for 24th August.

 

Unitary Plan

5.       The Independent Hearings Panel for the UP will release their intensification recommendations later this month and the Auckland Council Governing Body will release their decision on August 19th. Then the huge task amalgamating seven former district plans will be complete.

 

Margan Reserve Pohutukawas 

6.       Auckland Council is in discussions with the owner/developer of the Special Housing Area adjacent to the Margan Reserve. Road connections are proposed across the Margan Reserve which will result in the loss of 15 mature pohutukawas.  Alternatives must be found to prevent the loss of the last significant green belt in New Lynn. There are already 821 signatures on a petition to save the Margan Ave pohutukawas.

 

 

Recommendations

That the Whau Local Board:

a)      receive Whau Local Board Chairperson Catherine Farmer’s report.

b)      request to be included in pre-application discussions so that our preferences and input to preserve the protected pohutukawas on Margan Reserve are considered.

 

Attachments

There are no attachments for this report.      

Signatories

Author

Whau Local Board Chairperson - Catherine Farmer

 


Whau Local Board

20 July 2016

 

 

Making Good Decisions Programme Report – Catherine Farmer

 

File No.: CP2016/14985

 

  

 

Purpose

1.       This report provides an opportunity for member Farmer to give an update on the Making Good Decisions Re-Certification Programme which she attended in Auckland in May 2016.  

Executive summary

2.       I have attended the Marking Good Decisions Recertification Course in May 2016. The course is designed to suit the current and potential decision makers under the Resource Management Act 1991 (RMA) which includes council planners, engineers, lawyers, independent commissioners, the elected local council councillors or local or community board members.       

3.       The course consists of two parts:

·     A one-day workshop; and

·     A post-workshop assignment 

4.       To receive a certificate, the participants, need to gain over 50% in the assignment.

5.       The course covers many principles which apply to decision making process on a range of hearings: the resource consent decision making and policy statement and plan-related matters, as well as decision on notices of requirement for designations and heritage protection orders. These decisions affect the lives and livelihoods of applicants, submitters and the whole communities. Some decisions are relating to local significance, or event national significance.

6.       Natural justice and ethics – underpinning every hearing, it relates to the elements of fairness in a process. A fair process is one where there can be no suggestion that the decision was made in any way other than on its merits. At the heart of natural justice lie ethnics. People who sit on hearings committees need to manage conflict of interest or perceptions of conflict of interest.

7.       Key principles of RMA:

·     RMA is NZ’s primary environmental legislation.

·     Philosophy of the RMA – it is based on the concept of sustainable management of natural and physical resources.

·     The Act requires that when people use natural and physical resources for their various pursuits, they must consider future generations and the need to preserve the life-supporting capacity of natural resources, as well as ways of avoiding, remedying or mitigating any adverse effects on the environment.

·     The purpose of the RMA – “sustainable management”.

·     Considerations relates to Maori.

8.       Functions, powers and duties:

·     Decision making is best made at an appropriate level – RMA allocates responsibilities for managing different aspects of the environment to particular tiers of governments –

·     district and city councils – land use, subdivision and noise, protecting indigenous biological diversity and historical heritage, controlling effects of activities on the surface of lakes and rivers;

·     Regional council – responsible for controlling the taking, use, damming f surface water, ground water, discharge of water, activities in the coastal marine area, managing natural hazards;

·     Unitary authorities – have the functions of both regional councils and territorial authorities under the RMA

·     the Minister for Conservation – approves regional coastal plans

·     the Minister of the Environment – has overall responsibilities for the RMA

9.       Policy statements and plans:

·     A hierarchy of instruments – top level national policy statements, national environmental standards, regional policy statements, regional plans, district plans.

10.     Two main types of hearings:

·     Policy statement and plan hearings

·     Resource consent hearings – mainly made by council officers, based on adverse effect 3 possible routes – public notification, limited notification and non-notification

11.     Procedures for hearings under the RMA and roles of panel members.

12.     The course allows for recertification and eligibility to be part of team deciding on resource consent applications made to the Auckland Council. Certificate holders’ names are listed on the Ministry for the Environment Website. My certificate is valid until June 2021.

13.     This is a comprehensive and thought-provoking course and I encourage other board members to undertake the training to broaden and strengthen their knowledge base.

 

Recommendation

That the Whau Local Board:

a)      receive the making good decisions programme report from member Farmer.

 

 

Attachments

There are no attachments for this report.    

Signatories

Author

Whau Local Board Chairperson - Catherine Farmer

 


Whau Local Board

20 July 2016

 

 

Portfolio Update: Member Ami Chand

 

File No.: CP2016/14442

 

  

 

 

Purpose

1.       This report provides an opportunity for Member Ami Chand to give an update with regards to activity within his portfolio areas.

2.       Portfolio holders are responsible for leading policy development in their portfolio area, proposing and developing project concepts, overseeing agreed projects within budgets, being active advocates, accessing and providing information and advice.

3.       Member Chand leads the Ethnic diversity portfolio and he is a representative on Manukau Harbour Forum.

Executive summary

4.       The Manukau Harbour Symposium was held on 10th June 2016 at the Mangere Arts Centre. Organised by the local board’s Manukau Harbour Forum, the day had over 200 people from communities around the Harbour come together.

5.       The event’s aim was to acknowledge the significance of the Manukau Harbour and to present traditional knowledge acquired over generations, alongside scientific knowledge. It will identify the visionary direction that aims to restore the Manukau Harbour’s mauri.

6.       After a mihi from local iwi representatives Jill Naysmith the Chair of Manukau Harbour Forum welcomed everyone. She noted that “the harbour is a local, regional and national taonga, and it deserves our attention and long term, cohesive planning between mana whenua and all groups of stakeholders.”

7.       The day featured videos of local community champions (Dame Nganeko Minhinnick of Ngati Te Ata) and organisations (Awhitu Peninsula Landcare Trust) The day was filled with inspiring speakers including Bronwen Turner from the Manukau Harbour Restoration Society, Sam Judd from Sustainable Coastlines  and Mesepa Edwards from Roots Collective. Some speakers provided information on the Harbour as an important home for a huge range of important bird species and for dolphins and a wide range of fish, sharks and rays.

8.       A highlight was the announcement of Watercare funding NIWA to conduct a hydrological survey of the Harbour. This had been a key piece of advocacy from the nine local boards and the Restoration Society  to Auckland Council and was welcome news to the attendees.

9.       The Symposium also included an exhibition of mana whenua artists with some of the works as awards in the inaugural Mauri o te Moana awards. The awards were to recognise mana whenua, individuals, stakeholders or community groups for their work to protect and restore the mauri of the harbour.

10.     The awards were made to :

·        BirdsNZ South Auckland Region who every June and November since 1961, as a group of volunteers has undertaken counts of shorebirds within the whole of the Manukau Harbour.

·        The Waiuku Estuary Restoration Trust - affectionately known as ‘the mudlarks’ for the amount of time they spend in the mudflats of the Manukau - cleared 9.1 hectares (900 tonnes) of mangroves between 2010 and 2013. Last year, another 3.8 hectares was removed, with the trust having a consent to do 30 years and 75-hectares more of removal work.

·        The Clendon Residents Group who have done everything possible to restore the natural balance of land and water by picking up rubbish, weeding, and planting the Puhinui Foreshore, from Pitt Ave to the Browns Road area. In four years, this volunteer group has cleared 6.5 tonnes of rubbish.

11.     The event was very informative and the range of community organisations who are stewards of the harbour and working to restore was truly inspiring.

12.     The Whau Local Board has been a foundation member of the forum and provides funding each year to support the activities of the forum.

 

Recommendation

That the Whau Local Board:

a)      receive the portfolio update report from Member Ami Chand.

 

Attachments

There are no attachments for this report.     

Signatories

Author

Whau Local Board Member – Ami Chand

 


Whau Local Board

20 July 2016

 

 

Local board members' reports

File No.: CP2016/15139

 

  

 

Purpose

1.       To provide Whau Local Board members with an opportunity to verbally update the local board on the projects and issues they have been involved with since the last meeting.

 

Recommendation

That the Whau Local Board:

a)         receive local board member verbal reports.

 

 

Attachments

There are no attachments for this report.    

Signatories

Author

Riya Seth - Democracy Advisor

Authoriser

Mark Allen – Acting Relationship Manager Henderson-Massey, Waitakere Ranges, Whau

 


Whau Local Board

20 July 2016

 

 

Auckland Transport  Update - July 2016 – Whau Local Board

 

File No.: CP2016/15067

 

  

 

Purpose

1.       The purpose of this report is to respond to requests from the Whau Local Board on transport-related matters, inform the board on the current status of the local board’s Local Board Transport Capital Fund (LBTCF), facilitate decisions on proposed and current LBTCF projects and to provide information to elected members about Auckland Transport (AT) activities.

Executive summary

2.       This report covers matters of specific application and interest to the Whau 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 local board and community.

3.       In particular, this report provides an update on;

·   Local Board Transport Fund

·   Local Consultations

·   Consultation responses and planned works

·   Customer services enquires

 

Recommendation

That the Whau Local Board:

a)      receive the Auckland Transport Update Report July 2016.

 

Comments

Monthly Overview

4.       One monthly portfolio holder catch-up meeting was held in June 2016. At the portfolio holder meeting held on 8 June 2016 key discussions were regarding:

·    Outstanding issues list

·    questions arising from monthly report to the board

Local Board Transport Fund (LBTCF)

5.       The Whau Local Board’s funding allocation under the LBTCF is currently $517,754 per annum. The local board has $517,754 available from their Local Board Transport Capital Fund as of 1 July 2016. The board may choose to progress proposed projects previously deferred to the 2016/17 financial year, or propose new projects.

6.       A summary of the Board’s current LBTCF is included in the table below.

 


 

Whau Local Board Transport Capital Fund Financial Summary

 

 

Total Funds Available in current political term (Four years including 2012-13)

 $    2,071,016

 

Spent to Date on Completed Projects
(including money spent on cancelled projects)

 $                     -

 

Committed to date on projects approved for design and/or construction

 $    2,071,016

1%

Percentage of these committments spent to date.

Total budget left that needs to be allocated to new projects and spent by the end of the current political term.

 $                     -

Total of Projects assessed to a Rough Order of Cost (ROC) stage but not approved by the LB.

 $                     -

 

Funds available from the next political term
(2016-17)

 $       517,754

This is the full 2016-17 Whau LBTCF budget.

 

ID#

Project Description

Progress/Current Status

286

Cycleway on Western Rail Network - Whau

Approved for construction 15/10/14.

Part of the rail corridor walkway/cycleway, the section now referred to as the ‘New Lynn to Avondale shared path’ underwent public consultation in May 2016.

 

Commencement of physical works is subject to design changes resulting from consultation and iwi concerns over environmental impacts resulting in a move from a winter construction season to summer 2016/17.

 

 

467

McWhirter to Busby Footbridge

Local Board approved budget for preliminary works. Auckland Council - Parks, Sports and Recreation (PSR) to manage.

 

 

 

Local consultation undertaken

7.       Public consultation was or is currently being undertaken on the proposals listed in the table below. Whilst feedback was sought from the local board’s delegated portfolio holders, if the local board so wishes, it can choose to make its feedback through formal resolutions.

 

#

Proposal

Time frame

1

Proposed NSAAT Stottholm Road and removal of bus stop outside 170 Golf Road.

Bus services on Stottholm Road heading towards Godley Road, Godley Road, are currently being delayed by queueing traffic at the intersection with Golf Road. Queued traffic, in combination with parked vehicles on the east side of Stottholm Road, prevent buses passing through, this causes delays and reduces the reliability for local bus services. 

 

To improve this situation, Auckland Transport is proposing to extend the existing ‘no stopping at all times’ restriction (broken yellow lines) by 16m. At the same time we are proposing to remove the bus stop outside 170 Golf Road, this will allow for an additional 11m of parking.

 

The local community has not expressed any issues with the change.

 

The local board support the proposal.

 

2

Connell Street, Blockhouse Bay – No Stopping At All Times restriction

Auckland Transport is seeking feedback on the proposal to implement a ‘No Stopping At All Times’ (NSAAT) restriction (through installation of new Broken Yellow Lines) on Connell Street in Blockhouse Bay.

 

What are the proposed changes?

Auckland Transport is proposing Broken Yellow Lines (BYL) on the western side of Connell Street, between the driveways of No. 119 and 125 Connell Street.

 

Why are the changes required?

 The installation of ‘No Stopping At All Times’ (NSAAT) restriction between the driveways of properties No. 119 and 125 Connell Street is required to provide unobstructed access for residents, waste collection vehicles and emergency vehicles.

 

The local board support the proposal.

 

3

Blockhouse Bay Road, Blockhouse Bay – No Stopping At All Times restriction

Auckland Transport is seeking feedback on the proposal to implement a ‘No Stopping At All Times’ (NSAAT) restrictions (through installation of new broken yellow lines) on Blockhouse Bay Road in Blockhouse Bay.

 

What are the proposed changes?

Auckland Transport is proposing:

 Broken yellow lines within the turning circle of Blockhouse Bay Road, in the section from property No. 615 to property No. 626 on Blockhouse Bay Road.

 

 

Why are the changes required?

 Parking at the end of Blockhouse Bay Road (turning circle) reduces the space available for vehicles to turn around at this location and causes access issues. Therefore, the installation of ‘No Stopping At All Times’ (NSAAT) restrictions within the turning circle of Blockhouse Bay Road is recommended.

 

The local board support the proposal.

 

4

Poturi Streams Avenue, Titirangi – No Stopping At All Times Restriction

Auckland Transport is seeking feedback on the proposal to implement a ‘No Stopping At All Times’ (NSAAT) restriction on Poturi Streams Avenue in Titirangi.

 

What are the proposed changes?

Auckland Transport is proposing implementing a ‘No Stopping At All Times’ restriction, through installation of broken yellow lines, at the bends outside No. 6 and No. 30 Poturi Streams Avenue.

 

Why are the changes required?

Vehicles parking on the bends located outside properties No. 6 and No. 30 Poturi Streams Avenue currently create access issues for local residents. It is also considered that parked vehicles at this location would also create accessibility issues for emergency vehicles. Therefore, the installation of ‘No Stopping At All Times’ (NSAAT) restriction at these locations is required to provide unobstructed access in the event of an emergency.

 

The local board support the proposal.

 

 

Consultation responses and planned works

8.       Consultation responses distributed during June 2016 and physical works undertaken or planned in the Whau Local Board area are listed in the table below.

#

Proposal

Time frame

1

48 – 54 Mead Street Mead Street, Avondale - Proposed ‘No Stopping At All Times’ (NSAAT) Restriction

 

All feedback received through the consultation was in support of the proposal. Therefore, Auckland Transport will proceed with the implementation of the NSAAT restriction (Broken Yellow Lines) at this location.

 

There are some formalities regarding this proposed improvement work, which are currently being processed. However, we anticipate that this work would be completed before the end of September 2016.

Please be assured that our contractor will notify all directly affected parties at least 48 hours prior to the commencement of the work.

 

2

Intersection of Mead Street and Meliora Place, Avondale – Proposed No Stopping At All Times (NSAAT) Restriction

 

Auckland Transport received some positive responses and some residents disagreeing with the proposal due to the perceived loss of parking within the intersection.

 

Please note as per Land Transport Road User Rule 2004:

 

“A driver must not stop, stand, or park a vehicle on any part of a road, whether attended or unattended, within an intersection or within 6 m of an intersection unless the stopping, standing, or parking is authorised by signs or markings maintained by the road controlling authority.”

 

As per the above road rule, vehicle parking within the intersection of Mead Street and Meliora Place is illegal. Although the primary reason for the proposed NSAAT restriction at this location is to improve visibility and accessibility for buses, this restriction also reinforces the above road rule. 

 

Based on the above, Auckland Transport will proceed with the implementation of the NSAAT restriction at the intersection of Mead Street and Meliora Place.

 

It is noted that some formalities regarding the proposed improvement work are currently being processed. However, we anticipate that this work would be completed before the end of September 2016. Please be assured that our contractor will notify all directly affected parties at least 48 hours prior to the commencement of the work.

 

 

Customer service enquiries

9.       During May, a total of 507 customer service enquires were made to Auckland Transport’s contact centre in regards to issues within the Whau Local Board area. Of which, 402 have been resolved, 87 remain active and are still in progress and 18 were either a duplicate, rejected (as under AT delegation and referred to Auckland Council) or cancelled later.

10.     During June, a total of 481 customer service enquires were made to Auckland Transport’s contact centre in regards to issues within the Whau Local Board area. Of which, 350 have been resolved, 97 remain active and are still in progress and 34 were either a duplicate, rejected (as under AT delegation and referred to Auckland Council) or cancelled later.

Consideration

Local board views and implications

11.     This report is for the local board’s information and action as required.

Māori impact statement

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

Implementation

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

 

Attachments

There are no attachments for this report.    

Signatories

Author

Anthony Lewis – Elected Member Relationship Manager, Auckland Transport

Authorisers

Jonathan Anyon – Manager Elected Member Relationship Unit, Auckland Transport

Mark Allen – Acting Relationship Manager Henderson-Massey, Waitakere Ranges, Whau

 


Whau Local Board

20 July 2016

 

 

Whau Youth Board

 

File No.: CP2016/11076

 

  

 

Purpose

1.       To receive the Whau Youth Board Annual Report 2015-2016.

 

Recommendations

That the Whau Local Board:

a)      receive the Whau Youth Board Annual Report 2015-2016.

b)      thank members of the Whau Youth Board for their presentation.

 

 

 

 

Attachments

No.

Title

Page

aView

Whau Youth Board Annual Report 2015-2016

25

     

Signatories

Author

Pepe Sapolu-Reweti - Strategic Broker, Community Empowerment, Arts, Community and Events

Authorisers

Graham Bodman - General Manager Arts, Community and Events

Mark Allen – Acting Relationship Manager Henderson-Massey, Waitakere Ranges, Whau

 


Whau Local Board

20 July 2016

 

 







 


Whau Local Board

20 July 2016

 

 

State Highway 16/20 Waterview Connection Project income update and approval of expenditure plan

 

File No.: CP2016/10365

 

  

 

Purpose

1.       To update the local board on the forecasted income for the payments received from the New Zealand Transport Agency as part of the mitigation package for the State Highway 16/20 Waterview Connection Project and to seek approval of a proposed expenditure plan for the 2016/2017 and 2017/2018 financial years.

Executive summary

2.       Over a five year period Auckland Council will receive around $8 million from the New Zealand Transport Agency as part of the State Highway 16/20 Waterview Connection Projects.  The income is generated from lease payments, compensation and property disposals within three local board areas - Whau, Henderson-Massey and Albert-Eden.

3.       Until recently the expected income for the Whau Local Board was $1,200,100 over a three year period.  Due to the early completion of works at Rosebank Domain and therefore early exiting of the site by contractors the lease income is reduced and the overall income is now projected to be $1,168,443.

4.       These funds are to be used for parks projects in communities impacted by the motorway development project. This report seeks to allocate currently unallocated funding to the development of open space in the Whau Local Board area.

 

Recommendations

That the Whau Local Board:

a)      note the update on the forecasted income from the New Zealand Transport Agency as part of the State Highway 16/20 Waterview Connection Project is now projected to be $1,168,443.

b)      approve the allocation of the New Zealand Transport Agency fund, which is currently unallocated, targeted to the Whau Local Board area for the development of public open space of:

i)        $100,000 in the 2016/2017 financial year; and

ii)       $707,582 in the 2017/2018 financial year.

 

Comments

Background

5.       The Waterview Connection completes a motorway ring route around the city linking State Highway 20 with State Highway 16.  The new portion of the motorway is 4.8km long and includes a 2.5km length of tunnel.  The project also includes widening of existing parts of SH16 and upgrades to existing interchanges.  The construction work started in 2012 and is expected to be completed in 2017.

6.       The decision-making for the Waterview Connection was made by a Board of Inquiry process.  The Waterview Connection Board of Inquiry (BOI) decision (June 2011) included a number of consent conditions intended to recognise and offset the impact of the proposal on the surrounding community and council assets.  These conditions include a requirement for the designation holder, the New Zealand Transport Agency (NZTA) to fund and undertake the restoration of a number of council reserves directly affected by the construction works and provide cash compensation.

7.       Additionally, over the construction period Auckland Council will receive income from NZTA in the form of lease payments for the occupation of public open space such as Rosebank Domain.

Consideration

Allocation of funding for 2014/2015 and 2015/2016 financial years to date

8.       At previous business meetings the Whau Local Board has approved the allocation of $360,821 to a range of park projects as outlined in Table 1. 

Project Title

Project Description

NZTA funding

allocation to date

Project Support

Specialist advice for development of Valonia Park and Rosebank Domain

18,000

Whau Coastal Walkway Project (Te Whau Pathway)

Concept and detailed design development, consent requirements

128,821

Greenways - Holly St to Heron Park Boardwalk

Detailed Design and consent requirements

40,000

Greenways - Miranda Reserve connections

Upgrade signage, footpaths and site lines.  Consultation for footbridge

7,500

Greenways - Lynfield Cove shoreline walkway from Lewis St to Wairaki Stream Reserve

Concept phase.

38,500

Te Whau Pathway Heritage Interpretative Signage

Concept phase

15,000

Interpretative signage

 

Interpretative signage as requested at Saunders Reserve, Riversdale Reserve, Tait Park and Arthur Currey Reserve.

13,000

Crum Park Car Park Lighting

Installation of amenity lighting

80,000

Sister Rene Shadbolt Park Car Park Lighting

Installation of amenity lighting

20,000

Total

 

360,821

Table 1: Approved allocation of the Whau Local Board NZTA fund to date.

Allocation of remaining fund

9.       During May 2016 Local Parks received an update on the expected income amount.  Previously this was expected to be $1,200,100.  Due to the early completion of the works and exiting of the leased land at Rosebank Domain there is a reduction in income and this is now projected to be $1,168,443.  Details of this are shown in Table 2 below.

2014/2015 FY

2015/2016 FY

2016/2017 FY

2017/2018 FY

Income as identified in May 2016

$286,215

$29,855

$852,373

$0.00

Total income - $1,168,443

Table 2: Expected SH16/20 Waterview Connection Project income at May 2016.

10.     The conditions in the BOI decision require that income is assigned to specific projects.  This report seeks to meet this condition by proposing that the board approve allocation previously unallocated income to public open space development in their area of governance.  Table 3 below outlines the proposal.

Project Allocation

2016/2017 FY

2017/2018 FY

Priority development projects in public open space identified by the Whau Local Board

100,000

707,582

Table 3: Proposed expenditure plan for the Whau Local Board allocation of the NZTA funding identified in May 2016.

11.     Workshops will be held by Local Parks with board during August 2016 to develop a full work programme for the future spend of the fund.  Followed by a business report to seek formal approval.

12.     The allocation of the fund for 2016/2017 and 2017/2018 as shown in Table 3 may be changed and bought forward or pushed into 2018/2019, however it would be ideal to determine the work programme and complete it within the next three financial years.

Local board views and implications

13.     Discussion at the board’s parks portfolio meetings has provided a high level understanding to staff regarding the development of a future work programme for the fund.  Local Parks staff will undertake to workshop with all board members to determine a full programme of work for the fund.

Māori impact statement

14.     The future development of the work programme for the fund will consider the needs of all open space users including Māori.

Implementation

15.     Work will begin immediately to gather quality information for the Whau Local Board to assist them to develop a work programme at workshops to be held during August 2016.

 

Attachments

There are no attachments for this report.    

Signatories

Author

Helen Biffin - Parks Liaison & Development Team Leader

Authorisers

Mace Ward - General Manager Parks, Sports and Recreation

Mark Allen – Acting Relationship Manager Henderson-Massey, Waitakere Ranges, Whau

 


Whau Local Board

20 July 2016

 

 

Whau Local Board Community Facilities Renewals Work Programme 2016/2017

 

File No.: CP2016/15156

 

  

 

Purpose

1.       To approve the 2016/2017 work programme for Community Facilities renewals for the Local Parks, Sports and Recreation activity.

Executive summary

2.       Renewals funding is identified at a high level through the long-term plan and a capital works programme is prepared for approval annually. The programme ensures that each council facility can operate to the current level of service articulated in the relevant asset management plan.

3.       Attachment A provides the proposed 2016/2017 work programme for Community Facilities, Local Parks, Sports and Recreation, renewals for local board approval.

 

Recommendations

That the Whau Local Board:

a)      approve the 2016/2017 work programme for Whau Local Board Parks, Sports and Recreation Renewals

b)      note that the 2016/2017 funding envelope is indicative to deliver this programme of work and any budget variances (within scope) will be managed within the total region-wide renewals funding envelope.

 

Comments

4.       Community facilities are an important part of realising the vision of Auckland to become the world’s most liveable city. They contribute to building strong, healthy, and vibrant communities by providing spaces where Aucklanders can connect, socialise, learn, and participate in a wide range of social, cultural, art, and recreational activities. These activities foster improved lifestyles and a sense of belonging and pride among residents.

5.       Investment in this renewals programme will ensure that council facilities remain valuable, well-maintained community assets that continue to meet user expectations. Not undertaking timely renewals will have an undesirable impact on the customer experience and put asset performance at risk, and ultimately increase the cost to maintain the facility.

6.       The renewals programme process ensures that the proposed Community Facility renewals work programme (Attachment A) has received extensive input and assessment from business owners, facility users, and Community Facilities staff.

Consideration

Local board views and implications

7.       Council staff will report quarterly to the local board on how the programme is tracking, and discuss with the local board any arising key risks and notify the local board when projects are completed.

Māori impact statement

8.       The Whau Local Board Community Facility renewals work programme 2016/17 will ensure that all facilities continue to be well-maintained community assets benefiting the local community, including Māori. Parks and open spaces, as well as sport and recreation activity contributes significantly to Māori well-being, values, culture and traditions. Where any aspects of the proposed work programme are anticipated to have a significant impact on sites of importance to Tangata Whenua appropriate consultation will follow.

Implementation

9.       This work programme will be implemented as part of Community Facilities’ usual business practice.

10.     Work programme implementation will be reported quarterly to the local board. The first-quarter report will outline the programme’s delivery schedule.

11.     The 2016/2017 Community Facilities renewals work programme for the Local Community Services activity was presented for approval at the June business meeting.  

12.     Where bundles of assets are presented as projects over multiple years, the assets (listed within each project line) will be renewed in order of priority with as many singular assets being renewed, within the allocated budget, as possible.

 

Attachments

No.

Title

Page

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Signatories

Author

Hannah Alleyne - Senior Programme Planner

Authorisers

Rod Sheridan - General Manager Community Facilities

Mark Allen – Acting Relationship Manager Henderson-Massey, Waitakere Ranges, Whau

 


Whau Local Board

20 July 2016

 

 

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Whau Local Board

20 July 2016

 

 

Proposed local environment and local development work programme 2016/2017

 

File No.: CP2016/12116

 

  

 

Purpose

1.       To approve the proposed 2016/2017 local environment ($215,000) and local development ($190,000) work programme.

Executive summary

2.       The Whau Local Board has identified the Local Board Plan 2014-2017 outcomes to achieve ‘a healthy Whau river and valued environment’ and ‘outstanding development in New Lynn, Avondale and along our main roads.’

3.       To give effect to these aspirations the local board has committed $215,000 in total to local environment projects in their locally driven initiatives (LDI) budget and $190,000 from their asset based services (ABS) budget to development projects.

4.       The funding for these budgets was adopted in the local board agreement 2016/2017 on 15 June 2016 (resolution WH/2016/1).

5.       To deliver on these budgets a proposed local environment and local development work programme has been prepared and discussed at a workshop with the board on 18 May 2016 (attachment A), where the following projects were proposed:

Local environment work programme

·   Manukau Harbour Forum ($8,000)

·   Funding to Friends of Oakley Creek ($3,000)

·   Whau river knowledge sharing ($19,000)

·   Whau local low carbon plan ($7,000)

·   Household and communities engagement ($15,000)

·   Home energy advice ($16,000)

·   Sustainable Neighbourhoods ($27,000)

·   EcoMatters Environment Trust funding ($120,000)

o EcoMatters Environment Centre and Sustainability Hub ($41,000)

o EcoMatters sustainability hub activation ($20,000)

o EcoWest Festival ($9,000)

o Bike Hub ‘($10,000)

o Love your Place ($14,000)

o HomeWise ($10,000)

o Greening the markets ($16,000)

Local development work programme

·   Stormwater pond - Crown Lynn precinct ($190,000)

6.       As noted above, seven projects ($120,000) will be provided by the community organisation EcoMatters Environment Trust.

7.       This report recommends that the board approve this local environment and local development work programme and associated budgets for 2016/2017.

 

 

 

 

Recommendations

That the Whau Local Board:

a)      approve the allocation of $215,000 for environment projects to be delivered by the Infrastructure and Environmental Services directorate in 2016/2017 as detailed in this report and summarised in the table below

Project

Budget

Manukau Harbour Forum

$8,000

Funding to Friends of Oakley Creek

$3,000

Whau River knowledge sharing

$19,000

Whau local low carbon plan

$7,000

Household and communities engagement

$15,000

Home energy advice

$16,000

Sustainable Neighbourhoods

$27,000

EcoMatters Environment Trust funding

$120,000

Total budget

$215,000

 

b)      note that with the funding of $120,000, EcoMatters Environment Trust will deliver the following projects:

o EcoMatters Environment Centre and Sustainability Hub ($41,000)

o EcoMatters sustainability hub activation ($20,000)

o EcoWest Festival ($9,000)

o Bike Hub ($10,000)

o Love Your Place ($14,000)

o HomeWise ($10,000)

o Greening the markets ($16,000)

c)      approve the allocation of $190,000 for local development projects to be delivered by the Infrastructure and Environmental Services directorate in 2016/2017 as detailed in this report and summarised in the table below

Project

Budget

Stormwater pond - Crown Lynn precinct

$190,000

 

Comments

8.       To deliver the local board plan outcomes of ‘a healthy Whau river and valued environment’ and ‘outstanding development in New Lynn, Avondale and along our main roads,’ the board allocated budget of $215,000 to support the delivery of a local environment work programme and $190,000 to support the delivery of a local development work programme.

9.       Staff met with the board at a workshop on 18 May 2016 to discuss the options for allocation of this local environment and development budget and to develop a work programme for 2016/2017.

10.     Based on these discussions, it is proposed that 15 projects be delivered by the Infrastructure and Environmental Services directorate (I&ES) as part of the board’s local environment and development work programme in 2016/2017. A brief description and key deliverables of each of these projects is provided below.

 

Manukau Harbour Forum ($8,000)

11.     The board is one of nine boards who make up the Manukau Harbour Forum and identifies the key outcome ‘a healthy Whau river and valued environment’ in its local board plan.

12.     As part of its commitment to the forum, the board endorsed year three of the forum’s work programme, including a funding commitment of $8,000, at its meeting on 16 March 2016 (resolution number WH/2016/2).

13.     Deliverables for 2016/2017 will focus on year three of the forum’s work programme, which is to build awareness of the Manukau Harbour as a significant cultural and ecological asset, by continuing the external communications work through regular newsletters and attendance at events, a second symposium, and a flagship sites programme.

Funding to Friends of Oakley Creek ($3,000)

14.     To achieve the key initiative from the board’s plan our work in the Whau River and Oakley Creek contributes to the health of the Waitematā,’ the local board provides support to the Friends of Oakley Creek as they continue their work to protect, preserve, enhance and restore the ecological health of Oakley Creek and its environment.

15.     Deliverables for 2016/2017 will see the group support volunteers to restore the ecological health of Oakley Creek and the growing of trees in the group’s nursery.

Whau River knowledge sharing ($19,000)

16.     To achieve the key outcome from the board’s plan ‘a healthy Whau River and valued environment,’ the local board provides funding to the Whau River Catchment trust

17.     Funding will support projects to be delivered by the Whau River Catchment Trust which contribute to increasing community knowledge and understanding of the Whau River and how to protect it, including the ‘Whau Catchment Life’ citizen science initiative.

Whau Local Low Carbon Plan ($7,000)

18.     To achieve the key outcome from the board’s plan ‘everyone in the Whau can learn about and participate in environmental activities and more community stewardship,’ it is recommended that the board develop a low carbon plan.

19.     A Whau Local Board Low Carbon Plan will present the board with a stock take of all existing low carbon initiatives and a strategic plan that will be used as the basis for decisions about future low carbon living projects, as well as providing a strategic approach to empowering the local community to reduce carbon emissions.

20.     This plan will be drafted by 30 March 2017 so that it can be used to inform the development of the board’s 2017/2018 environmental work programme. The final plan will be completed by the end of the financial year.

Household and communities engagement ($15,000)

21.     To achieve the key initiative from the board’s plan We have many strong communities around the Whau with good community connections and support for one another. We want to build on this strength within each of our neighbourhoods by supporting more community led place making projects that will develop leadership in our neighbourhoods and ethnic communities,’ it is recommended that the board continue to support ethnic communities to engage in projects which benefit the environment and provide positive social outcomes for their communities.

22.     Deliverables for 2016/2017 will see the following provided:

·   Support the Auckland Environmental Protection Association (Chinese eco-elders) to enable their waste minimisation and environmental restoration activities and care of the New Lynn Friendship Garden.

·   Training for groups in waste management at events.

·   Translation services offered to the groups.

 

Home energy advice ($16,000)

23.     To achieve the key initiatives from the board’s plan ‘cleaner air’ and ‘we will encourage more homeowners and landlords to take up the support available to install insulation and address water and energy efficiency,’ it is recommended that the board fund a project that improves home health and comfort through improved energy use behaviours among low income and ethnically diverse residents in the Whau.

24.     The project will involve door to door visits to residents, including new migrants, in high priority locations within the Whau Local Board Area (as determined via census data) to provide tailored advice and incentives to residents to undertake specific actions to improve energy and water efficiency in the home.  Follow-up visits will be arranged to evaluate effectiveness of the actions undertaken by residents.

25.     Deliverables for this project will see 200 residents engaged in doorstep conversations, with the number of residents that agree to participate in follow up evaluation to be provided following the completion of the project.

Sustainable Neighbourhoods ($27,000)

26.     The board has the following key initiatives in their plan ‘everyone in the Whau can learn about and participate in environmental activities and more community stewardship,’ and develop more community environment programmes including weed removal and pest eradication.’ To achieve these initiatives, it is recommended that the board support local neighbourhood groups that have previously been involved in the regionally delivered Sustainable Neighbourhoods programme. Funding for this programme ceased at the end of 2015/2016.

27.     The Sustainable Neighbourhoods programme previously saw facilitators provide neighbourhood groups with advice, practical help and resources to improve their natural environment. Biodiversity and water quality outcomes have been a focus of this programme. To continue to achieve these outcomes, a level of targeted support to the groups working in the Whau is recommended for 2016/2017.

28.     The below table shows that there are 14 groups in the Whau that have been involved in the programme. If we exclude the one group that is self-sustaining and the three dormant groups, there are 10 local neighbourhoods that require some level of support to ensure they remain active.

Table One: Sustainable Neighbourhoods in the Whau

Groups in the Whau

TOTAL

Active and self-sustaining

1

Active but not yet self-sustaining

5

Dormant

3

Establishing

5

Grand Total

14

 

29.     It is noted that these 10 groups vary in terms of the activity they undertake and a number of options will be developed to cater for the practical needs of each group. Staff will present these options to the environmental portfolio holders within the first quarter of 2016/2017.

EcoMatters Environment Trust funding ($120,000)

30.     A key initiative in the board’s plan is The Whau Local Board values its relationship with Eco-Matters Environment Trust, Keep Waitakere Beautiful and Whau River Catchment Trust.’ To achieve this initiative, the board has a relationship with the community organisation EcoMatters Environment Trust to deliver a number of environmental projects in the board area. These projects are listed in table two, with a brief description and the key deliverables the trust will provide for these projects in 2016/2017.

 

Table Two: Key deliverables for projects delivered by EcoMatters Environment Trust

Description of Project

Deliverables

EcoMatters Environment Centre and Sustainability Hub ($41,000)

Funding will support the operation of EcoMatters Environment Centre and associated education programmes.

 

·   Centre is open for at least 30 hours per week

·   Provide an e-waste drop off service and recycling for plastics and other items

·   Up to date and valid environmental advice, information and support is available via phone, email, website and visits

·   Evaluations of activities delivers 80% satisfaction with service

·   A minimum of ten seminars held in the Whau Local Board area during 2016/2017

·   Provide an outline of upcoming seminars and educational opportunities every quarter

·   The Whau Local Board’s support will be acknowledged at public events, in press releases, on signage and flyers, in accordance with council’s media policy and brand & style guidelines

EcoMatters sustainability hub activation ($20,000)

This funding will contribute to:

· Implementing improvements to the Ecomatters precinct at Olympic Park

· Community organic garden

· Nursery for native and edible plants

· Development of new education programmes

·   Make ongoing improvements to the quality of the information and user experience for visitors to the centre

·   Expand the range and quality of retail products available to support sustainability outcomes

·   Provide opportunities for other community organisations and trusts with a social or environmental purpose to utilise the resources and help to activate the hub

·   Ensure meeting rooms are made available as an affordable and bookable community resource

·   Make the workshop space available as an affordable space for other community activities and meetings

·   Provide 2,500 eco-sourced native plants available for community planting initiatives

·   Expanded education programmes developed and advertised

·   Community organic garden and urban organic food production systems are developed and maintained

EcoWest Festival ($9,000)

Funding to support the running of EcoWest festival which will run from March-April 2017.

·   Deliver EcoWest Festival by May 2017 with a minimum of 15 events in the Whau Local Board area

·   Events to raise the profile of sustainable living within the community by showcasing existing environmental action and sustainable living initiatives and enabling the community to participate in these actions and initiatives 

·   EcoWest Festivals demonstrate sustainability by providing information about sustainable transport options for every event, and minimising waste by using compostable or reusable food receptacles

·   Local Board support will be acknowledged at public events, in press releases, on signage and flyers, in accordance with council’s brand and style guidelines

Bike Hub ($10,000)

Design and establish a repair centre for secondhand bikes at the Ecomatters precinct. This centre will also provide a bike hire service that educates users about active transport and the Whau River environment.

·   Repair centre to be operational in 2016/2017

·   Work with Auckland Transport to align cycle hub activities with regional cycling priorities and related activities

·   Undertake educational activities with regards to improving communities knowledge around bicycle maintenance

·   Actively work to remove and repair bikes from the waste stream

·   Evaluations of activities indicates 80% satisfaction with service

·   The board's support will be acknowledged through signage at the Ecomatters precinct

Love Your Place ($14,000)

Provide rapid response assistance up to a value of $500 to support volunteer-driven practical environmental initiatives, this includes not for profit preschools.

·    A minimum of 22 assistance requests supported

·    Whau Local Board support will be acknowledged in the provision of the rapid response assistance

·    Response to rapid response assistance applications will occur within the first week of each monthly period in which assistance is available

The following information to be provided upon completion of the project:

·   Number of requests for assistance received, and number supported

·   Value of assistance requested and assistance provided

·   Number and description of requests received that could not be responded to and rationale for non-response

Project HomeWise ($10,000)

Workshops, targeted at ethnic and faith based communities, and vulnerable households to be provided on topics such as:

·    Waste minimisation

·    Water saving

·    Energy efficiency

·    Sustainable living

Provide support for tenants to know what support they are eligible for under changes to the residential tenancies act

·    A minimum of six workshops will be delivered.

·    Evaluations of workshops  indicates 80% satisfaction with service

The following information to be provided at completion of project:

·    Amount of money saved by workshop participants as a result of behavioural changes

·   Three most popular actions taken by workshop participants as a result of advice

·   Number of households provided with products to enhance sustainable living

·   Number of people engaged

·   umber of groups engaged

Greening the Markets ($16,000)

Ecomatters delivery of waste management at the New Lynn night market, this includes the Wash Against Waste service.

The following information to be provided at completion of project:

·   Number of market evenings completed

·   Kg of food waste diverted

·   Kg of recyclable items diverted

·   Kg of compostable items diverted

·   Number of plates washed and number of rubbish bags diverted as a consequence

·   Number of volunteer hours

·   Kg of rubbish to landfill

 

Stormwater pond - Crown Lynn precinct ($190,000)

31.     To achieve the key outcome from the board’s plan ‘outstanding development in New Lynn, Avondale and along our main roads,’ the local board has allocated funding of $190,000 towards the development of Stormwater pond (Crown Lynn precinct)

32.     The development of the storm water pond in Crown Lynn redevelopment precinct will effectively manage stormwater to minimise impact on the surrounding environment.  This stormwater management area will also provide for useable open space.

33.     The exact location of the pond is to be determined through the developers consenting process and the design of the pond will commence once the location is confirmed. This is expected to occur in September 2016.

Consideration

Local board views and implications

34.     The projects noted above align with the local board plan outcome ‘A community that values its environment’ and ‘thriving town centres and a growing local economy.’

35.     The proposed environment work programme was discussed with the board at a workshop on 18 May 2016 and feedback has been incorporated into this report.

Māori impact statement

36.     Some of the identified activities are of interest to Māori and, where appropriate, provisions for mana whenua participation, contribution, and consultation will be incorporated. Table Three below highlights how each project in the board’s work programme is expected to contribute to Māori outcomes or which requires consultation and engagement.

Table Three: Environment and development projects and Māori Outcome Assessment

Project

Māori Outcome Assessment

Manukau Harbour Forum

The Manukau Harbour Forum hosts up to three hui per year with mana whenua to receive feedback on its work programme. Mana whenua will be asked to participate in the development of the next three year work programme, noting the forum will need to be reconstituted after the 2016 local elections.

Funding to Friends of Oakley Creek

Specific consultation and engagement with mana whenua has not been carried out for this project as Friends of Oakley Creek will be given a direct grant. The restoration work carried out by Friends of Oakley Creek is expected to contribute to Māori outcomes of improving the mauri of Oakley Creek.

Whau river knowledge sharing

Specific consultation and engagement with mana whenua has not been carried out for this project. However, work carried out by the Whau River Catchment Trust is expected to contribute to Māori outcomes of improving the mauri of the Whau River.

Whau local low carbon plan

It is expected that consultation with Māori is undertaken in the development of this plan. Consultation with Māori on this plan can identify issues, opportunity areas and priority actions for Māori in the Whau Local Board area.

Household and communities engagement

This project specifically targets ethnic communities and provides no outcomes to Māori.

Home energy advice

This project does not specifically target the housing needs of Māori communities however according to 2013 census data 60 per cent of Māori living in the Whau live in rental housing.  The home energy advice project will increase opportunities for promoting and improving living standards that could contribute to better Māori health and wellbeing.

Sustainable Neighbourhoods

Specific consultation and engagement with mana whenua has not been carried out for this project. However, it is recognised that management of weeds is of significance to mana whenua in their role as kaitiaki of natural environments. The restoration work carried out by groups is also expected to contribute to Māori outcomes of improving the mauri of local streams.

EcoMatters Environment Trust funding

The funding provided to Ecomatters by the local board has an impact on Māori wellbeing and building capacity for Māori. Ecomatters regularly hold traditional Māori weaving workshops as part of their seminar and workshop education programme.

There is potential for the HomeWise initiative to contribute to Māori well-being through educating Māori groups about energy, water and waste, which may result in financial savings and home livability improvements.

Ecomatters provides support to build the capacity of other organisations involved in developing and delivering environmental initiatives.

With the Love Your Place assistance, EcoMatters provide support for community environmental action, which has the potential to contribute to the development of Māori capacity through supporting applications for this assistance from Māori organisations.

Ecomatters also acts as an umbrella organisation to enable developing organisations without established financial systems and processes to apply for grants. This has included acting as an umbrella organisation for He Tohu Aroha Co-op for a $50,000 grant towards a resource recovery centre trial in west Auckland.

Stormwater pond - Crown Lynn precinct

Requirements for engagement with Māori on this project will be determined as it is scoped.

 

Implementation

37.     There are no anticipated implementation issues arising from the local environment and local development work programme as all projects will be delivered within the 2016/2017 financial year. Regular reporting on project delivery will be through the quarterly report from I&ES, or as required

 

Attachments

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I&ES work programme 2016/2017

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Signatories

Author

Matthew Foster - Relationship Advisor

Authorisers

Barry Potter - Director Infrastructure and Environmental Services

Mark Allen – Acting Relationship Manager Henderson-Massey, Waitakere Ranges, Whau

 



Whau Local Board

20 July 2016

 

 


Whau Local Board

20 July 2016

 

 


Whau Local Board

20 July 2016

 

 



Whau Local Board

20 July 2016

 

 

Crown Lynn precinct master plan update

 

File No.: CP2016/15060

 

  

 

Purpose

1.       This report provides information on land ownership(s), the Proposed Auckland Unitary Plan (PAUP) New Lynn precinct plan, resource consents granted and comments on issues relating to the Crown Lynn development.

2.       It also provides information on the process for considering matters under either the Reserves Act or the Public Works Act and confirms that the board will be consulted with as part of any decision making process going forward.

Executive summary

3.       It is an aspiration of Auckland Council to achieve a high level of residential development within the Crown Lynn precinct.  This density is reflective of the Proposed Auckland Unitary Plan (PAUP)  objectives for maximising development in regional centres such as New Lynn and also in response to the considerable financial investment at New Lynn, particularly in public transport.

4.       Feedback from workshops and discussions with the board on the Crown Lynn precinct has identified three main issues that it wishes to be informed on being:

i)        use of the Margan Reserve for road and / or pedestrian access;

ii)       impact of the access on the reserve and the loss of any trees; and

iii)      opportunities for involvement for the board in the decision making for any such use of the Margan Reserve land.

5.       The planning framework for considering development of the Crown Lynn properties is the notified version of the PAUP.  The New Lynn precinct plan includes proposed roads and proposed lanes (vehicle and pedestrian) that an owner would need to respond to when considering any development proposals.

6.       The resource consent granted to date relates to a three lot subdivision with access from Rankin Avenue.  Within that consent a condition requires that the owner provide a public access easement, shown as Area C in Attachment A.  The board should note that no easement has been entered into with the developer, Avanda.

7.       Avanda is currently in the process of considering its master plan for its development of the site.  In doing so, Avanda will need to consider issues such as the density for its development and how they will respond to this.

8.       As part of considering that development, once decided, a range of supporting assessments will be required, including an integrated traffic assessment (ITA). This ITA will guide discussions and subsequent decisions particularly with regards to access.  The ITA will respond to the development, taking into account the framework within the PAUP of the proposed roads.  It is only as part of formulating the master plan and the ITA that any discussions concerning connections to Margan Avenue can take place.

9.       It is intended that regular updates will continue to be provided to the Whau Town Centre Development Working Party monthly meetings.

10.     As the developer progresses their master plan, discussions on other issues such as potential land swaps, timing of public and private works and consideration on matters such as whether to join delivery of parts of the development programmes such as earthworks will take place.

11.     Finally, it should be noted that in addition to any process required under planning legislation, the usual process under other legislation will also need to be followed. For instance, both the Reserves Act and Public Works Act require local board involvement in decision making.

 

Recommendations

That the Whau Local Board:

b)      note that in relation to the Crown Lynn precinct development, the following are issues of importance for the board:

i)        possible access point(s) to Margan Avenue;

ii)       the impact of these access point(s) on Margan Reserve; and

iii)      the impact of these access point(s) on trees within Margan Reserve.

c)      request that updates continue to be provided to the Whau Town Centre Development Working Party meetings.

 

Comments

Whau Local Board Chairperson – Catherine Farmer’s report

12.     The Whau Local Board at its meeting on 18 May 2016 considered the Whau Local Board Chairperson – Catherine Farmer’s report and resolved as follows:

Resolution number WH/2016/54

MOVED by Chairperson CM Farmer, seconded by Member SPT Matafai:

That the Whau Local Board:

a)    receive Whau Local Board Chairperson Catherine Farmer’s report.

b)    request that Development Project Office prepare a report back to the board in July 2016 on the timeframe and process of road access through the Margan Reserve and any other relevant matters regarding the Crown Lynn Precinct Master Plan.

CARRIED

Land ownerships

13.     A Crown Lynn land ownership plan is included with this report, refer to Attachment B.   The development area is outlined in red.  It should be noted that while in different ownership by name, the parcels of land within the development area are held by a common developer, Avanda.

14.     The land known as Margan Reserve is a recreation reserve subject to the Reserves Act 1977 and is shown as green on the land ownership plan.  It is administered by staff on behalf of the Whau Local Board.

15.     The council also owns the land shown as pink on the land ownership plan.  This is the land for the new Park that is to be developed as a response to the Crown Lynn precinct development.

16.     This new Park was initially proposed on an east / west axis and was to be designed to include a ‘wet’ pond for stormwater purposes.  Further stormwater analysis has removed the need for a ‘wet’ pond, rather the Park land will be contoured to provide for a 100 year flood event, a ‘dry’ pond.

17.     On this basis, it was resolved by the Governing Body in 2014, after consultation with the Whau Local Board, that to better respond to future development as indicated in the New Lynn precinct plan (including the proposed roads and proposed lanes) the new Park be rotated to a north / south axis.  Additional land was acquired in 2015 to achieve this.  There will be surplus land available for sale.  Panuku Development Auckland will be advancing a land rationalisation process dealing with a variety of either potential land swap or sale opportunities.

18.     The Infrastructure and Environmental Services directorate is involved in Crown Lynn to align the council investment programme (the stormwater works and park development) with the developer’s master plan and subsequent staging programme.  It is anticipated that Infrastructure Funding Agreements (IFAs) will be considered over matters such as an aligned earthworks programme with the developer.

Proposed Auckland Unitary Plan

19.     The Proposed Auckland Unitary Plan (PAUP) New Lynn precinct plan is included with this report, refer to Attachment C.  The features to note on that plan are the indicative road alignments of the dotted blue line (proposed road) and the contiguous green lines (proposed lanes) with two connections to Margan Avenue.  It is evident that to achieve one or both of these connections will require crossings through Margan Reserve.  The board should note that these roads are indicative only and the developer will need to complete their master plan and confirm what, if any, roads will be proposed through to Margan Avenue.

20.     The precinct plan shows part of the dotted blue line as a proposed road extending from Memorial Drive and connecting to the north western corner of the proposed new Park.  The board should note that neither council nor Auckland Transport has funding to facilitate this road, so to achieve it will be reliant on a third party to respond to when considering development of the land.

Resource consents granted

21.     The developer has sought and obtained a subdivision of its Stage 1A development with access from Rankin Avenue.  It created three lots, Lots 1 and 2 which are the two development lots and Lot 100 which is a road to vest.  A copy of the Avanda Stage 1A subdivision plan is included with this report, refer to Attachment A. 

22.     A further subdivision consent was granted which authorises the residential development of the land by creating a number of new residential housing allotments.  These are currently being marketed by the developer.

23.     The Stage 1A subdivision plan identifies a proposed public access easement, Area ‘C’ coloured yellow.  The red shaded area, while coloured as if to have a meaning, is silent on the plan and also silent in the consent.  It clearly relates to continuing the proposed yellow coloured public access easement across Margan Reserve to Margan Avenue.

24.     Condition 61 of the Stage 1A consent requires the consent holder to provide an easement from the northern edge of Margan Reserve to the Stage 1A access.  It states:

The easement instrument for the public access easement “C” in favour of Auckland Council shall be prepared by Council’s solicitor at the cost of the consent holder.  The easement instrument shall advise the owner of the lot is responsible to form and maintain the easement to provide public access from the Margan Ave Reserve to Stage 1A Access Road.  The easement shall be available for public access at any time and unobstructed by buildings, earthworks, solid walls, fences or any other impediments.

 

Advice Note:

 

The detailed design, formation and construction of the public access to Margan Ave Reserve shall be undertaken upon the development of future staging within Section 2 SO 485697 (also known as 5 Clinker Place).  It is anticipated that this access will provide adequate provisions for pedestrians, cyclists and universal access to allow for vesting of this link in the future.

 

The easement over Area C must be provided by the developer before its resource consent can be completed under section 224(c) of the Resource Management Act 1991.

25.     There is no approved or created easement over the red shaded area of Margan Reserve.  The detail of any connection of the yellow coloured public access easement through Margan Reserve has not yet been considered.  The views of the Whau Local Board will be sought on this connection at the appropriate time.

Developer’s master plan

26.     As has been noted above, the developer is currently reviewing their potential schemes and staging for completion of a master plan which will inform discussions going forward.

27.     The developer has indicated that it would be up to three months before the master plan is at an appropriate level of detail to enable have discussions with the board.  It would be practical to invite the developer to the Whau Town Development Centre Working Party August 2016 meeting so that they may talk about how their master plan is advancing.

Council owned land

28.     Council has acquired various land parcels, primarily to secure the land of the new Park on the north / south axis and also to facilitate the future roading alignment as shown on the New Lynn precinct plan.  A survey of the council land parcels has been undertaken, SO 485697.  A copy of the CKL SO 485697 plan is included in this report, refer Attachment D.

29.     The new Park is Sections 5, 6 and 9 having a total area of 12,319m2.  There are other council owned land parcels that are either potential road land or surplus land which council is able to include within discussions with the developer in terms of informing the master plan.

30.     Infrastructure and Environmental Services has been working through a stormwater solution and have now determined that no ‘wet’ pond is required, rather that the Park area will be contoured in such a manner that it will include a ‘dry’ pond which will facilitate a 1:100 year flood event.  With this confirmation, the Park land development now needs to be advanced so that it may inform the master plan.

Consideration

Local board views and implications

31.     Feedback from workshops and discussions with the Board has identified three main issues that it wishes to be informed on being:

i.     use of the Margan Reserve for road and / or pedestrian access;

ii.     impact of the access on the reserve and the loss of any trees; and

iii.    opportunities for involvement for the Board in the decision making for any such use of the Margan Reserve land.

Māori impact statement

32.     The views of mana whenua will be sought on any proposed changes to Margan Reserve.  Any feedback received will be discussed at workshops and included in future reporting to the board

Implementation

33.     With regards to the master plan for the Crown Lynn site, there are a number of issues that the developer is wishing to engage with staff over.  These relate to the Park configuration and development, traffic issues, density and possible IFA’s.

34.     The expressed concerns of the board over access through Margan Reserve and retention of as many of the trees as possible have been feed back to the developer.

35.     Depending on how development may advance, there are two possible processes to consider, both of which would include engagement with the board.  This would be either:

i)        i. a land exchange under the Reserves Act; or

ii)       ii. declaring reserve to be road under the Public Works Act.

36.     The processes for both of these options are described below and outlined in a flow chart attached to this report, refer Attachment E.  This clarifies the decision making authority and the opportunities for the board to be involved.

37.     Sale of any of the surplus land will be implemented by Panuku Development Auckland and would be considered by the Governing Body following normal processes.

Reserves Act process

38.     If there is a land swap between the council and Avanda, then the appropriate statutory process is under s15 of the Reserves Act. 

39.     The key point under the Reserves Act is that this is a notified process allowing for public submissions and final approval by the Department of Conservation (DOC).

40.     DOC requires evidence of mana whenua consultation and would want to know the justification and how the loss of the reserve is being compensated for.  In most cases reserve land to be exchanged for road would have a planning process supporting this, which in this case is the New Lynn precinct plan.

41.     A resolution of the Parks, Recreation and Sport (PRS) Committee is required to approve the exchange.  When considering matters, it is practice to firstly ensure that the local board feedback has been sought.  This would be undertaken here prior to any report to PRS Committee for consideration.

Public Works Act process

42.     Alternatively s114 of the Public Works Act (PWA) could be used to authorise a road to be constructed through reserve land.  This process requires written consent of the landowner, any interest holder, the territorial authority and the Department of Conservation (DOC).

43.     The declaration of reserve land as road is considered a divestment and requires consultation with the local board.  If considered significant, the decision can be referred to the PRS Committee.

44.     The consent of Auckland Transport would be required as territorial authority.

45.     The PWA process is not a notified process but again would require the final approval by DOC.  In order to obtain approval under the PWA, DOC would require evidence of mana whenua consultation and confirmation that the loss of reserve land would be compensated for.

46.     Once this process has been completed the Minister may, by notice in the Gazette, declare the land to be road.

 

Attachments

No.

Title

Page

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Avanda Stage 1 subdivision plan

61

bView

Crown Lynn land ownership plan

63

cView

PAUP New Lynn precinct plan

65

dView

CKL SO 485697 plan

67

eView

Reserves Act & Public Works Act process flowchart

69

     

Signatories

Authors

Rachel Hume, Development Programmes Lead

Peter Beckerleg, Manager Development Programmes

Matthew Foster - Relationship Advisor

Authorisers

Barry Potter - Director Infrastructure and Environmental Services

Mark Allen - Senior Local Board Advisor

 


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Road Name Approval for Subdivision Application R/JSL/2015/3377/1 by AD96 for a road within a site at 121 Avondale Road and 100 Mead Street, Avondale

 

File No.: CP2016/14142

 

  

 

Purpose                

1.       The purpose of this report is to seek approval from the Whau Local Board, for a new road name for a private jointly owned access lot (Lot 51) created by way of subdivision at 121 Avondale Road and 100 Mead Street, Avondale.

Executive summary

2.       This report outlines the background for the naming of a jointly owned access lot created by way of a subdivision by AD96. The joint land-use and subdivision consent was approved 26 February 2016 (Council reference R/JSL/2015/3377/1).

3.       Auckland Council has road naming guidelines that set out the requirements and criteria of the Council for proposed road names.  These requirements and criteria have been applied in this situation to ensure consistency of road naming for the Auckland Council.

4.       Following assessment against the road naming criteria, the road names Huakiwi Lane (applicant’s preferred road name), Haywards Lane and Hayward Wright Lane were determined to meet the road naming guideline criteria.

5.       Local iwi groups were consulted to arrive at the preferred name of Huakiwi Lane.

6.       The name Huakiwi Lane, proposed by the Applicant and the names Haywards Lane and Hayward Wright Lane, are considered for approval by the Local Board.

 

Recommendation

That the Whau Local Board:

a)      consider for approval, the road name Huakiwi Lane”, proposed by the Applicant, for the new private jointly owned access lot (Lot 51) created by way of subdivision at 121 Avondale Road and 100 Mead Street, Avondale, while noting that Haywards Lane’ and Hayward Wright Lane’, also meet the road naming criteria, in accordance with section 319(1)(j) of the Local Government Act 1974.

 

Comments

7.       The Auckland Council Road Naming Guidelines allowed that where a new road needs to be named as a result of a subdivision or development, the subdivider/developer shall be given the opportunity of suggesting their preferred new road name for the Local Board’s approval. These also apply to private accesses (including Jointly Owned Access Lots) that serve more than five properties.

8.       The jointly owned access lot (JOAL) to be named is located on the north side of Avondale Road and was created by the subdivision consent referenced as R/JSL/2015/3377/1.  As depicted in the attached layout map, the new JOAL serves 9 sites, being Lots 6-11, 13, 14, and 15 of the approved subdivision consent.

9.       121 Avondale Road has previously been the site of Hayward Wright’s original nursery. As Mr Wright is credited with establishing the kiwifruit industry from this nursery, all of the proposed road names listed below are in reference to either the kiwifruit or to Mr Wright himself.  The Applicant has proposed the following names for consideration for the JOAL created as part of the development at 121 Avondale Road and 100 Mead Street, Avondale.

 

The Applicant has proposed the following names for consideration for the JOAL created as part of the development at 121 Avondale Road and 100 Mead Street, Avondale

 

Preference

Proposed New Road Name

Meaning

Preferred Name

Huakiwi Road

Kiwifruit; refers to the birth place of the kiwi from the verb Hua, to bear fruit, to originate, and kiwifruit

First Alternative

Haywards Lane

Refers to the New Zealand horticulturalist credited with establishing the kiwifruit industry

Second Alternative

Hayward Wright Lane

Refers to the New Zealand horticulturalist credited with establishing the kiwifruit industry

 

10.     The Applicant’s proposed road names have been assessed against the criteria set out in the Auckland Council road naming guidelines.

11.     It is noted that the guidelines state “Short roads with five or less address sites need not be named if the address sites within the road can be assigned numbers within adjoining roads. Short roads that are named shall preferably have a short name”.

12.     As the new JOAL to be named serves nine sites only, the proposed name Hayward Wright Lane is not a short name, as would be preferred.

13.     In this instance, aside from those matters listed in paragraph 12 above, it is considered that all proposed road names meet the criteria as laid out in the road naming guidelines.

14.     The proposed suffix ‘Lane’ is considered appropriate in the circumstances as the “Auckland Council Road Naming Guidelines – April 2015” reference a lane as being a narrow roadway between walls, buildings or a narrow country roadway. In this instance, the JOAL will be narrow and servicing nine (9) dwellings only

15.     As the Applicant’s preferred name Huakiwi Lane meets the criteria, it is recommended for consideration for approval while noting that the alternative names of Haywards Lane and Hayward Wright Lane as proposed by the applicant, are also appropriate as they comply with all the criteria of the road naming guidelines.

16.     The applicant consulted with NZ Post to determine the suitability of the proposed names. This consultation concluded that all three of the proposed names are satisfactory to NZ Post and that the names do not occur elsewhere in Auckland.

17.     A map showing the location of the private road is attached.

18.     The Auckland Council, by way of the Auckland Council Long Term Plan (2012 - 2022), allocated the responsibility for the naming of new roads, pursuant to section 319(1)(j) of the Local Government Act 1974, to  the Local Boards.

19.     The Applicant has indicated an interest to attend the meeting.

 

Consideration

Local Board Views

20.     The decision sought from the Whau Local Board for this report does not trigger any significant policy and is not considered to have any immediate impact on the community.

21.     The decision sought from the Whau Local Board for this report is not considered to have any legal or legislative implications.

Maori Impact Statement

22.     Consultation undertaken by the applicant with local iwi was used to arrive at the preferred road name.  In total, 13 iwi were consulted.  Of these, Ngāti Whātua Ōrākei responded with their recommendation of the name Huakiwi, which is the Maori word for kiwifruit.  4 iwi replied that they would defer to resident iwi, of which no responses were received.  There was no response was received from the remaining 8 iwi.

23.     The decision sought from the Whau Local Board on this report is linked to the Auckland Plan Outcome, “A Maori identity that is Auckland’s point of difference in the world”. The use of Maori names for roads, buildings and other public places is an opportunity to publicly demonstrate Maori identity

Implementation

24.     The cost of processing the approval of the proposed new road name and any installation of road name signage is recoverable in accordance with Council’s Administrative Charges.

25.     The applicant has responsibility for ensuring that appropriate signage will be installed accordingly once an approval is obtained for the new road name.

 

 

Attachments

No.

Title

Page

aView

121 Avondale Road and 100 Mead Street Site and Location Map

75

     

Signatories

Author

Lee Ah Ken - Team Leader Central Resource Consents

Authorisers

Ian Smallburn - General Manager Resource Consents

Mark Allen – Acting Relationship Manager Henderson-Massey, Waitakere Ranges, Whau

 


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ATEED Six monthly report to the Whau Local Board

 

File No.: CP2016/14443

 

  

 

Purpose

1.       To provide the six monthly report from ATEED on their activities in the local board area.

Executive summary

2.       This report provides the Whau Local Board with highlights of ATEED’s activities in the local board area for the six months from 1 January to 30 June 2016.

 

Recommendation

That the Whau Local Board:

a)      receive the six monthly report period 1 January to 30 June 2016.

 

Comments

3.       This report provides the local board with an overview of ATEED activities for discussion.

Consideration

Local board views and implications

4.       This report is presented for local board discussion.

Māori impact statement

5.       Māori, as stakeholders in the council, are affected and have an interest in any report on local activities. However, this performance report does not impact specific outcomes or activities. As such, the content of this report has no particular benefit to, or adverse effect on Māori.

Implementation

6.       The report is for information only.

 

Attachments

No.

Title

Page

aView

ATEED Six Monthly report to the Whau Local Board

79

     

Signatories

Author

Richard Court, ATEED Manager Operational Strategy & Planning

Authorisers

Paul Robinson, ATEED Local Economic Growth Manager

Mark Allen – Acting Relationship Manager Henderson-Massey, Waitakere Ranges, Whau

 


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Confirmation of Workshop Records: June 2016

 

File No.: CP2016/15073

 

  

 

Purpose

1.       This report presents records of workshops held by the Whau Local Board on:

1 June 2016

8 June 2016

22 June 2016

 

Recommendation

That the Whau Local Board:

a)      confirm the records of the workshops in Attachments A - C held on the following dates: 

1 June 2016

8 June 2016

22 June 2016

 

 

Attachments

No.

Title

Page

aView

Record of Workshop 1 June 2016

91

bView

Record of Workshop 8 June 2016

93

cView

Record of Workshop 22 June 2016

95

    

Signatories

Authors

Riya Seth - Democracy Advisor

Mark Allen - Senior Local Board Advisor

Authoriser

Mark Allen – Acting Relationship Manager Henderson-Massey, Waitakere Ranges, Whau

 


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Whau Local Board Workshop Records

 

Date of Workshop:         Wednesday, 1 June 2016

Time:                                 10.00am – 12.00am

Venue:                              Whau Local Board Office, 31 Totara Avenue,

                                           New Lynn

 

Present: Catherine Farmer, Ami Chand, Derek Battersby

 

Apologies: Duncan Macdonald (for absence), Simon Matafai (for absence), Susan Zhu (for absence), Ruby Manukia-Schaumkel (for absence)

 

Item

Topic

Time

1

Housing NZ projects update

Presenters: Marion Humphrey (Housing New Zealand Corporation), Garry Looker (Housing New Zealand Corporation)

Board members received update on various Housing New Zealand projects in the Whau Local Board area (New Lynn, Kelston and Avondale) as they reconfigure their stock to better match demand.

The workshop noted the contribution that the designs and high Green Star ratings would have in demonstrating higher quality intensified housing development could look like.

 

 

10.00am – 11.00am

2

Smokefree Policy Review + gambling venue policies review

Presenter: Antonina Georgetti

The Board supported the policy teams approach to the review of the smoke free policy.

Members agreed to provide their individual feedback on the review of the gambling policy.

 

 

11.00am – 11.30am

3

Waste Minimisation and Management Plan (WMMP)

Presenter: Lucy Pierpoint

“Auckland Council has an aspirational goal of becoming a zero waste city by 2040 and how we’ll get there is set out in our Waste Management and Minimisation Plan.

Our medium term goal is to reduce the amount of domestic rubbish sent to landfill by 30 per cent. To achieve that new bins are being delivered to legacy Waitakere City areas.

The new recycling service in the west will then be consistent across the region with comingled 240L bins collected fortnightly.

The new collection will start from July 2016 and the legacy bins will be left on site and customers encouraged to keep them as refuse bins form early 2017.

Customers do have the option of swapping their 240L bin for a smaller or larger bin at no cost.

Assisted services are available for those that meet specific criteria (i.e. aged, infirm, disabled, blind). This may be in the form of a wheel out wheel back service where contractor enters property to retrieve bin, empties then returns back to property.  Bags also available for those where a bin is impossible to use.  Bin hitches are available for tow bars.”

 

 

11.30am – 12.00pm

 

 


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Whau Local Board Workshop Records

 

Date of Workshop:         Wednesday, 8 June 2016

Time:                                 10.00am – 11.05am

Venue:                              Whau Local Board Office, 31 Totara Avenue,

                                           New Lynn

Present: Catherine Farmer, Ami Chand, Ruby Manukia-Schaumkel, Simon Matafai, Derek Battersby

 

Apologies: Duncan Macdonald (for absence), Susan Zhu (for absence)

 

Item

Topic

Time

1

Quick response round five and local grants round two

Presenter: Fua Winterstein

Board members discussed applications received for quick response round five and local grants round two.

Member Chand declared conflict of interest with Roopa Aur Aap Charitable Trust application LG1621-220 and left the room when this application was discussed.

Member Manukia-Schaumkel declared conflict of interest with Kelston Girls College Board of Trustees application LG1621-203 and left the room whilst this application was discussed.

 

 

10.00am – 10.55am

2

Community Empowerment

Presenter: Mark Allen

Board members discussed and provided feedback on the progress and and future implementation of the Empowered Communities Approach.

 

 

10.55am – 11.05am

 

 


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Whau Local Board Workshop Records

 

Date of Workshop: Wednesday, 22 June 2016

Time:                          9.30am – 12.00pm

Venue:                       Whau Local Board Office, 31 Totara Avenue,

                                    New Lynn

Present: Catherine Farmer, Ami Chand, Simon Matafai (from 10.20am)

 

Apologies: Duncan Macdonald (for absence), Susan Zhu (for absence), Ruby Manukia-Schaumkel (for absence), Derek Battersby (for absence), Simon Matafai (for lateness)

 

Item

Topic

1

LB Services Best Practices 2016 Review

The Board considered its input into the Local Board Services review of Board processes best practice .

2

Governance framework review

Presenter – Gareth Stiven

Initial findings of the governance review were outlined and members were asked to give feedback on findings and potential recommendations.

It was noted that Board members have concerns regarding non-notification during resource consenting processes and it was felt that the local board’s views on some of the more contentious resource consents have not been taken on board by Council staff.

A report will be coming to the board in August asking for formal feedback.

 

3

Capital Projects – Parks

Presenter – Gilbert Turnbull

Parks staff presented a number of projects to the Board seeking Board member comment.

LDI Capital Funds

The Board considered two projects, the Archibald Park scoping and additions to the Shadbolt Skate Park and supported these projects to be considered at the August board meeting for allocation of the board’s LDI Capital funds.

 

Archibald Park – Playground development

A feasibility assessment has been completed and confirmed potential locations and noted geotech constraints.

The request is that the Board provide an initial allocation for concept design and give an indication of the potential total budget envelope.

Board members present indicated support for a potential development budget of up to $950,000

Shadbolt Skate Park

 

Parks’ staff have secured partial support from growth funding for an expansion of the skatepark. Now that the project has been fully costed it has been found that it will require a further $70,000. Staff request the Board consider funding to enable the full development. The Board supported consideration of a top-up from the LDI Capital funds in August.

 

Craigavon Park Playspace

A concept plan for the development was presented. This will be funded by growth funding and renewals. The current funding may not be enough for developing the proposed water play area A request may come back in the future to the Board to consider funding the water play area from LDI Capital Funds.

 

Te Kotuitanga Park

Board members discussed the new park and noted that a BBQ area could be installed in future.

 

Flying fox

Board members discussed the potential for a flying fox in its upcoming park developments. This will be considered by staff for Archibald and Olympic parks but was not recommended for Craigavon park.

 

Margan Ave Pohutukawas

Board members discussed their concerns with regard to the pohutukawas on Margan Ave reserve land adjacent to the new housing development.

 

4

Kelston community planning

Presenters – Pepe Sapolu-Reweti & Tracey Logan, Angela and Charlie from Community Waitakere

The Board supported through a funding agreement with Community Waitakere a community planning project with the Kelston Community.

A key part of this was the Kelston Community Planning and Family day held on 30 April. Over 200 people took part.

Six tents were set up, each considered an area of discussion. There were many ideas gathered. The highlighted ones for each discussion area were:

·     Celebrations – Planning for a cultural food festival.

·     Connections – Need one major playground in Kelston. 

·     Events –Block Parties linked to Neighbours’ Day.

·     Kelston Identity – Need “Welcome to Kelston” signs. Kelston flags – a Miranda Brown art project.

·     Communication – Identify and create a way for people to find out key Kelston information.

·     Youth Activities – Looking at bringing eight Kelston based youth organisations together.

 

Board suggested that the Kelston Community Hub work with the local board Strategic broker to see how funding might be accessed.

 

Deputy Chair Susan Zhu offered opportunity for a stronger involvement by Kelston people in Youth Connections and extended an invitation for them attend the next Youth Connections steering meeting.

 

It was noted that the Kelston Deaf Education Centre has been invited to participate in the youth discussion and engagement.

 

Next Steps:

Action Plan: Strategic Broker to work with Community Waitakere to develop an action plan for future consideration by the Board. This to include:

·     Youth organisations getting together

·     Continuing the community planning process

·     Building teams and capacity to deliver projects

·     Working with the Kelston Community Trust to identify projects they would like to progress

·     Develop a Kelston Plan communication plan

·     Funding recommendations for the local board’s consideration

 

Archibald Park redevelopment: Board members supported a co-design process with the local community and requested the Parks team to work closely with the Kelston Community and local board Strategic broker to capture their aspirations when planning Archibald Park.

 

Capacity building: It was requested that Community Waitakere investigate governance and community development training for Kelston community groups. It was noted that other community facilities would may also be interested including Glen Avon and Blockhouse Bay