I hereby give notice that an ordinary meeting of the Auckland City Centre Advisory Board will be held on:

 

Date:                              

Time:

Meeting Room:

Venue:

 

Wednesday, 22 February 2017

3.00pm

Room 1, Level 26
135 Albert Street
Auckland

Auckland City Centre Advisory Board

OPEN AGENDA

 

MEMBERSHIP

 

 

City Centre Stakeholder

Chairperson

Kate Healy

Ngāti Whātua Ōrākei

Deputy Chairperson

John Coop

Urban design/institute of architects

Members

Viv Beck

Business Improvement District

 

Greg Cohen

Tourism/Travel

 

Shale Chambers

Waitemata Local Board, Auckland Council

 

Terry Cornelius, JP, FCA

Retail sector

 

Chris Darby

Auckland Council (Mayor’s alternate)

 

Jillian de Beer

Arts and Cultural Sector

 

Andrew Gaukrodger

Corporate sector including financial and other professional services

 

Stephen Greenfield

City Centre Residents Group

 

Mayor Hon Phil Goff, JP

Auckland Council

 

Mark Kingsford

Corporate sector including financial and other professional services

 

Mike Lee

Liaison councillor, Auckland Council

 

Amy Malcolm

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

 

Nigel Murphy

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

 

Adam Parkinson

City Centre Residents Group

 

Michael Richardson

Business Improvement District

 

Alex Voutratzis

Property Council of NZ

 

Sky City representative

(To be confirmed)

Tourism/Travel

 

(Quorum 6 members)

 

Kalinda  Gopal, Governance Advisor, 17 February 2017,

Contact Telephone: 021 723 228 Email: kalinda.gopal@aucklandcouncil.govt.nz

Website: www.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz

 

 


 


Exclusion of the public – who needs to leave the meeting

 

Members of the public

 

All members of the public must leave the meeting when the public are excluded unless a resolution is passed permitting a person to remain because their knowledge will assist the meeting.

 

Those who are not members of the public

 

General principles

 

·           Access to confidential information is managed on a “need to know” basis where access to the information is required in order for a person to perform their role.

·           Those who are not members of the meeting (see list below) must leave unless it is necessary for them to remain and hear the debate in order to perform their role.

·           Those who need to be present for one confidential item can remain only for that item and must leave the room for any other confidential items.

·           In any case of doubt, the ruling of the chairperson is final.

 

Members of the meeting

 

·           The members of the meeting remain (all Governing Body members if the meeting is a Governing Body meeting; all members of the committee if the meeting is a committee meeting).

·           However, standing orders require that a councillor who has a pecuniary conflict of interest leave the room.

·           All councillors have the right to attend any meeting of a committee and councillors who are not members of a committee may remain, subject to any limitations in standing orders.

 

Independent Māori Statutory Board

 

·           Members of the Independent Māori Statutory Board who are appointed members of the committee remain.

·           Independent Māori Statutory Board members and staff remain if this is necessary in order for them to perform their role.

 

Staff

 

·           All staff supporting the meeting (administrative, senior management) remain.

·           Other staff who need to because of their role may remain.

 

Local Board members

 

·           Local Board members who need to hear the matter being discussed in order to perform their role may remain.  This will usually be if the matter affects, or is relevant to, a particular Local Board area.

 

Council Controlled Organisations

 

·           Representatives of a Council Controlled Organisation can remain only if required to for discussion of a matter relevant to the Council Controlled Organisation.

 

 


Auckland City Centre Advisory Board

22 February 2017

 

 

ITEM   TABLE OF CONTENTS                                                                                        PAGE

1          Apologies                                                                                                                        7

2          Declaration of Interest                                                                                                   7

3          Confirmation of Minutes                                                                                               7

4          Extraordinary Business                                                                                                7

5          City Centre Progress Update for the Auckland City Centre Advisory Board - to 15 February 2017                                                                                                                 9

6          Terms of Reference for the Auckland City Centre Advisory Board for the 2016-2019 term                                                                                                                                       19

7          Review of the 2015-25 City Centre Programme of Work (TR6)                              33 

8          Consideration of Extraordinary Items 

PUBLIC EXCLUDED

9          Procedural Motion to Exclude the Public                                                                 65

C1       City Rail Link Urban Realm Update                                                                           65  

 


1          Apologies

 

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

 

 

2          Declaration of Interest

 

Members are reminded of the need to be vigilant to stand aside from decision making when a conflict arises between their role as a member and any private or other external interest they might have.

 

 

3          Confirmation of Minutes

 

That the Auckland City Centre Advisory Board:

a)         confirm the ordinary minutes of its meeting, held on Wednesday, 7 December 2016, as a true and correct record.

 

 

4          Extraordinary Business

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

 


Auckland City Centre Advisory Board

22 February 2017

 

 

City Centre Progress Update for the Auckland City Centre Advisory Board - to 15 February 2017

 

File No.: CP2017/01067

 

Purpose

1.       To update the Auckland City Centre Advisory Board (ACCAB) on progress on City Centre projects and initiatives to 15 February 2017.

2.       The report provides a high-level overview of progress on projects and initiatives in the City Centre, including:

a.  Programming Activities

b.  Operations

c.  Delivery Projects

 

For each project, a coloured bar shows the three stages of development: 

Feasibility / Investigation

        

Design / Consultation

 

Construction

 

 

An arrow        then shows what stage the project is currently at.

 

Executive summary

Sky Path  

3.       The Environment Court issued a final written decision in December 2016 to grant a resource consent for SkyPath.

 

Myers Park Upgrade – Stage 2

4.       The Stage 2 upgrade is being delivered in two separate workstreams;

i.   Construction of the Splash Pad is underway and will be completed by the end of February 2017, prior to the Myers Park Medley event on 26 February;

ii.  Construction of the Mayoral Drive Underpass artwork and improvements to the entrances are due to begin in April and be completed by November 2017.

 

Ellen Melville Centre and Freyberg Place Upgrade

5.       Unforeseen construction challenges have resulted in delays to the construction programme and additional costs to complete the project.

6.       Vehicle access to O’Connell Street has been closed since early January to enable a raised table to be constructed at the intersection of Courthouse Lane, Chancery Street and O’Connell Street.  The Activate Auckland team has led a programme of activities in O’Connell Street while the road has been closed.  Feedback from O’Connell Street businesses has been unanimously positive about the impacts of the street being closed to traffic.

 

 

Karangahape Road Streetscape Enhancement and Cycleway

7.       Feedback from the project consultation at the end of last year was mostly positive. The concept has now been finalised, with few changes resulting from the consultation. The Request for Proposal for the Detailed Design stage of the project is underway. The tender for Detailed Design will be released by the end of this month.

Britomart Streetscapes - Stage 2: Galway East

8.       Designs have been completed and the project is currently out for tender. Construction is expected to begin mid-March 2017.

City Rail Link

9.       The first contract documents for the entire CRL, from the city centre to Mt Eden, have gone out to the industry, marking an important milestone for the project. Expressions of Interest are being sought for the design, procurement, installation and commissioning of all tunnel track work and rail systems between Britomart Station and the Western Line at Mt Eden.

10.     Over half the piling has been completed in Albert St and utility investigations have started in the Aotea Station area.  Contractors are on track to start digging the 350-metre cut and cover tunnels up Albert Street in the first quarter of 2017. 

Albert Street and Lower Queen Street Public Realm Works

11.     Three members of ACCAB are attending the monthly CRL urban realm steering group meetings so that input from representatives of the business and residents sectors can be considered.

12.     The CRL team will attend the February ACCAB meeting to update the full board on progress to date.

Activate Auckland

13.     Griffiths Gardens is now home to the ‘For the Love of Bees’ project.  Teaching classes will be held onsite at the corner of Wellesley Street and Mayoral Drive.

14.     The Development Response Group has been established to consider an integrated package of tools that can be used to minimise the impacts of construction on businesses, residents and public spaces.

Waterfront Planning and Implementation programme

15.     Integrated planning of the waterfront is continuing. A governance framework is now in place to address key issues and decisions in a timely and efficient manner.

16.     This work will ensure that individual projects are advanced within an integrated vison and framework, and an integrated implementation programme is formed.

17.     A decision around the interim cruise option is required by the end of March 2017.

 

 

Recommendation/s

That the Auckland City Centre Advisory Board:

a)      receive the City Centre progress update report, updated to 15 February 2017.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Comments

Programming

Lower Queen St & Albert St Reinstatement upgrades

18.     The Auckland City Centre Advisory Board has endorsed, subject to conditions, contributing $20 million for the reinstatement of Albert Street and $10 million for the reinstatement of Lower Queen Street, to be included in the construction contracts for CRL.

19.     Three members of ACCAB have been attending the CRL urban realm steering group meetings so that input from representatives of the business and residents sectors can be considered.

20.     Members of the CRL team will be attending the February ACCAB meeting to update the full board on progress to date.

Waterfront Planning and Implementation programme

21.     The DPO (City Centre Unit) and Panuku are working closely together to lead a refresh of the waterfront strategy. This work will ensure that individual projects are advanced within an integrated vison and framework for the waterfront and will draw on the agreed goals and objectives of the Auckland Plan, Waterfront Plan and the City Centre Masterplan (CCMP).

22.     The waterfront strategy consists of the Wynyard Quarter Framework and a refresh of the Central Wharves Strategy and will tie in planning and delivery of infrastructure and development projects along the city’s waterfront.

23.     This planning and strategy work will in turn support the development of an integrated implementation plan across the waterfront.

24.     A waterfront narrative is being developed which “tells the story” of the waterfront, and will provide the context and framework in which key decisions relating to the planning, strategy and delivery of the waterfront will be made and discussed with key stakeholders and the public.

25.     A paper regarding the future vision and strategic direction of the waterfront, including a recommendation on cruise infrastructure, to accommodate the larger cruise ships (over 320m), such as the Ovation of the Seas, will be taken to the 28 March Planning Committee meeting.

26.     A workshop on the waterfront with ACCAB is proposed to be held immediately prior to the March ACCAB meeting, on 29 March.

Learning Quarter

27.     The Learning Quarter Working Group has endorsed a $600,000 programme of improvements within Albert Park including CCTV installation, lighting upgrades, path improvements, restoration of the band rotunda and restoration of the Caretaker’s Cottage.

28.     Auckland Transport are proposing to pay for the installation of CCTV and lighting upgrades (approximately $100,000), and other projects will be funded by the City Centre Targeted Rate ($500,000).

29.     The installation of the network of CCTV cameras will commence in late March.  It is anticipated to be a four to six month timeframe to complete installation.

30.     The Mid Town East West Public Transport Study has identified four short listed options for further investigation.  A final decision on the short list of preferred options is likely to be made in February, after the next meeting between the Vice-Chancellors of AUT and University of Auckland and the Council’s Chief Executives.

 

 

 

Homelessness

31.     The draft funding agreement between Auckland Council and the James Liston Hostel Trust for a $2 million contribution to the upgrade of James Liston Hostel has been completed and is with the trust for review.  The agreement sets out conditions that must be fulfilled prior to the release of any funding for the upgrade to the James Liston Hostel, along with expectations of how the facility will operate in order to achieve expected outcomes.

32.     The Public Amenities Working Group is leading discussions between Libraries, ACE, DPO and Community Facilities about the provision of lockers for the homeless in the vicinity of the Central Library and other centrally located sites.

Integration of Strategies and Policies

33.     A new workstream to deliver a coherent package of City Centre strategies, outcomes, targets and monitoring framework is underway.  Key recent activities include the commencement of:

·    The project execution plan for the City Centre Master Plan (CCMP) refresh;

·    The collation and review of all City Centre strategies and policies; and

·    An analysis with a view to alignment of their respective targets and metrics.

High Street District Framework

34.     The High Street District Framework project will progress in March now that the construction of Freyberg Place and the Ellen Melville Centre is drawing to an end.

35.     A number of stakeholders within the High Street District will be invited to form a Development Group to lead a visioning process for the future of the precinct.  A number of scenarios for the future of High Street and adjoining streets will be explored, with a view to reaching a consensus on a preferred reference design later in 2017.

Activate Auckland

36.     The Activate Auckland team has continued to lead place-making in Lower Queen Street over the 2016/17 summer season.  The creation of the lawn and the provision of colourful deck chairs has transformed the space into a desirable resting spot for visitors and workers.  Lower Queen Street Plaza will remain in place until 1 May 2017.

37.     Griffiths Gardens has provided a well-used public space on the corner of Wellesley and Mayoral Drive.  The park is now home to the “For the Love of Bees” project and classes will be held there on a regular basis.  The next stage of development of the site will see the creation of the Ambassador Hub, a central repository of information relating to construction projects and development underway across the City Centre.

38.     O’Connell Street has been closed to traffic since early January to allow for construction works associated with the upgrade of Freyberg Place and Courthouse Lane.  A survey undertaken with O’Connell Street businesses last week showed unanimous support for extending the closure of the street to vehicle traffic.

39.     The Development Response Group has been established to consider an integrated package of tools that can be used to minimise the impacts of construction on businesses, residents and public spaces.  This builds on the work and initiatives included in the High Street District in response to the Freyberg Place Upgrade.

Sky Path  

40.     The Environment Court issued a final written decision in December 2016 to grant a resource consent for SkyPath.

 

 

 

City Rail Link Update

41.     Tender documents for the largest component of the City Rail Link (CRL) were sent out to the construction industry on 2 February.  The tender documents are for the tunnel and station works including:

•     Aotea Station:  Cut and cover construction of a 15m-deep, 300m-long underground station and plant room box, including platforms, lifts and escalators to street level, plant rooms housing station and tunnel equipment, full station fit-out and entrances at either end at Victoria and Wellesley Streets.

•     Karangahape Road Station:  Mined construction of a 32m-deep underground station, including platform tubes and 150m-long platforms, lifts and inclined escalator to street level, plant rooms housing station and tunnel equipment within two shafts, full station fit-out, entrance at Mercury Lane and provision for a future entrance at Beresford Square.

•     Tunnels:  Twin-bored tunnel construction (circa 7m diameter) between the Mt Eden station and the southern end of Aotea Station.

•     The provision of maintenance services for the new stations.

42.     The 9-storey piling rig working in Albert Street has already dug more than 140 of the 376 piles required.

Transport Updates

43.     AT and Auckland Council teams are working together on the strategic direction of the future City Centre transport networks to deliver on the City Centre Masterplan, in light of emerging projects and analysis.  Wider engagement with stakeholders will be undertaken as part of the City Centre Masterplan refresh which will be completed over the next 18 months.

44.     Construction Traffic Update: 

·     Albert St Dig – The current layout for traffic access will remain in place until March 2017.

·     Vehicle access to O’Connell Street is likely to remain closed for an additional month to facilitate construction of the raised table at the intersection of Courthouse Lane, Chancery Street and O’Connell Street.  The Activate Auckland team will continue to lead a programme of activities in O’Connell Street while the road is closed.

Cycle Network

45.     Quay St segment of the Tamaki Drive Cycleway: Construction is planned to start in February/March 2017.

46.     Nelson St Cycleway: The final section of the Nelson St Cycleway from Victoria Street to the Waterfront, has been confirmed. It will include protected, on-road cycle lanes on both sides of Nelson St and Market Place from Victoria St to Pakenham St East. Construction of this section will start in May/June and be completed by August. Plans for the remaining section of Market Pl, Customs St West and Lower Hobson is included as Stage 2 of the Westhaven to City project (see below). 

47.     Westhaven to City (Stage 1):  This is a route for more confident cyclists from Westhaven Promenade to Customs St West. The route supplements shared paths along Beaumont St, North Wharf and Te Wero. The proposal was consulted on late last year. AT are currently responding to consultation and progressing design.    

48.     Westhaven to City (Stage 2):  The preferred options will have parking protected cycle lanes on each side of Market Place, with traffic restricted to one direction. Customs St West and Lower Hobson St will have bi-directional separated cycle paths completing the link to Quay St. The project team are currently developing scheme plans.

49.     Midtown cycleway (Victoria Street):  Consultation planned to start in March on the Victoria Park to Nelson St section. The rest of the project to connect to the east will be delivered beyond 2018 in conjunction with the Learning Quarter bus improvements project.

Wynyard Quarter Redevelopment

50.     Halsey Street Upgrade:

·     The infrastructure upgrades in the intersection of Pakenham St and Halsey St are well underway.

·     Installation of a Watercare wastewater pipeline between Gaunt St and Fanshawe St has commenced and is due for completion in mid-February. Access is reduced to one lane from Fanshawe Street northbound only to facilitate this installation.

·     Halsey St is due to be re-opened to vehicle traffic in April.

51.     Pakenham Street Upgrade:

·     The finishing works are complete for the western section of Pakenham Street (between Daldy and Beaumont) and this was open to the public in December 2016.

·     Installation of underground infrastructure at the Pakenham-Daldy intersection is well underway and the intersection re-opened to one lane traffic at the end of January. Pedestrian access is open.

·     There is pedestrian access from Halsey St to the Mason Brothers building and on to Daldy St.

·     The remainder of Pakenham Street is due to reopen at the end of March.

Operations

City Centre Operations

52.     A development response group has been formed and is working on a suite of initiatives that can be rolled out across the City Centre to assist business and residences, who are significantly impacted by development. This work builds upon the pilot work that was undertaken in the High St district, in response the impacts of construction of the upgrades to Freyberg Place and the Ellen Melville Centre.

53.     The City Centre Unit is working with GIS experts and AT to create a digital mapping platform and portal for City Centre operational issues. The portal will be available across the council family.

54.     Council’s Development Programme Office, the Auckland Design Office and AT are working together on measures to effectively monitor pedestrian activity in the City Centre.

55.     The City Centre Unit is working with AT, ATEED and the Wynyard Quarter Transport Management Association to ensure their continued viability once they are an incorporated society in March 2017.

56.     The City Centre Unit is working with ATEED to facilitate an increased level of service for public amenities to ensure a clean and presentable city is maintained during the World Masters Games in April 2017.

 

City Centre Maintenance

57.     The City Centre Maintenance Working Group (including staff from AT, Waste Solutions and the Development Programme Office) has been reconvened; this Group is undertaking monthly audits of streetscape assets.  Issues are being dealt with by contract managers.  This has resulted in a quicker response time to issues such as illegal dumping of rubbish and broken street furniture.

 

 

 

Delivery

Britomart Streetscapes - Stage 2: Galway Street (east)

58.     Designs for Stage 2 of the Britomart streetscapes programme have been completed and the project is currently out for tender, with responses expected 16 February 2017 for evaluation.

59.     Construction is expected to begin by mid-March 2017.

Ellen Melville Centre and Freyberg Place Upgrade

60.     Unforeseen construction challenges have resulted in delays to the construction programme and additional costs to complete the project.

61.     High voltage ducting for future Vector infrastructure, which supports growth in the High Street district, has been laid. 

62.     The construction of the shared space on Courthouse Lane is well underway.  No vehicle access to O’Connell Street is likely to remain in place for additional time to assist with construction and to help make up time in the construction programme.

Myers Park Upgrade – Stage 2

63.     The Stage 2 upgrade is now being delivered in two separate workstreams. 

64.     Construction of the splash pad is being led by Community Facilities.  The construction contract was awarded in December 2016 and work is well underway.  Construction will be completed before the end of Feb 2017 in time for the Myers Park Medley on 26 February.

65.     The Mayoral Drive Underpass works, including a stormwater detention tank, major public art work and entrance upgrades are being led by DPO and programmed to be under construction from April to November 2017.

Karangahape Road Streetscape Enhancement and Cycleway

66.     AT, NZTA and Auckland Council sought feedback from mid-October until 20 November on this project which includes the creation of a cycleway and enhancements to the footpath and road environment.

67.     1680 pieces of feedback were received, most of which were positive. The concept has now been finalised, with few changes resulting from the consultation. The Request for Proposal for the Detailed Design stage of the project is underway. The tender for Detailed Design will be released by the end of February.

Federal Street upgrade – Stage 2

68.     A project lead has been appointed and early stakeholder engagement has commenced for the section between Mayoral Drive and Wellesley Street.

69.     A design team is likely to be appointed in early 2017, with the Request for Tender to be issued in February 2017.

70.     St Matthews Church has reviewed and approved the design scope for the works.  Communication will continue with the Church as the design team is finalized.

Hobson and Nelson Street upgrade    

71.     Discussions are progressing with the New Zealand International Convention Centre (NZICC) development team, regarding the public realm improvements on Hobson and Nelson Street around the new facility.

72.     Initial staging of the streetscape upgrades will be aligned with construction of the NZICC, indicating a potential construction start in late 2017 or early 2018.

 

 

 

Beach Road Maori Artwork   

73.     Resource consent has been granted for five bronze sculptures of working waka prow that will be located on the existing “waka plinths” between Britomart Place and Tangihua Street.

74.     The sculptures are planned to be installed in April 2017 and will coincide with work on remedial planting.

O’Connell Street Public Art   

75.     The Arts and Culture team are in the final stages of negotiation with the building owners of 5 and 10 O’Connell Street regarding a license agreement to allow the artwork to be attached to their buildings.

76.     The artwork is currently planned to be installed by July 2017.

Consideration

Local board views and implications

77.     The Waitemata Local Board has been engaged with on all City Centre projects that are actively progressing.  Specific engagement with the board is included in the project plans for individual projects.  The board is generally supportive of the direction being taken.

Māori impact statement

78.     Monthly hui are being held throughout 2017 with iwi representatives, with the purpose of seeking mana whenua input into the scoping and design process of City Centre projects.

79.     The most recent hui was held in December 2016.

Implementation

80.     Prior to the implementation of City Centre projects and initiatives, regular meetings and workshops are held with many stakeholders including the Waitemata Local Board, Heart of the City, K Road Business Association, Learning Quarter stakeholders, iwi and the appropriate Auckland Council committee(s).

 

Attachments

No.

Title

Page

a

ACCAB Forward Meeting Planner

19

      

Signatories

Author

Catherine Edmeades - Development Programmes Lead

Authoriser

Ralph Webster - Manager Development Programmes

 


Auckland City Centre Advisory Board

22 February 2017

 

 



Auckland City Centre Advisory Board

22 February 2017

 

 

Terms of Reference for the Auckland City Centre Advisory Board for the 2016-2019 term

 

File No.: CP2017/01302

 

Purpose

1.       To note the terms of reference for the Auckland City Centre Advisory Board for the 2016-2019 term of the council.

Executive summary

2.       The Mayor established the Auckland City Centre Advisory Board for the 2016-2019 term to provide advice on the use of targeted rates and development agendas in the Auckland City Centre. The terms of reference for the Auckland City Centre Advisory Board contain the scope of the board’s work and guidelines for membership.

3.       The terms of reference are attached as Attachment A. Changes from the previous terms of reference reflect the current and emerging needs of the city centre for the 2016-2019 term.

Recommendation/s

That the Auckland City Centre Advisory Board:

a)      note the terms of reference of the Auckland City Centre Advisory Board for the 2016-2019 term.

Comments

4.       The Auckland City Centre Advisory Board (formerly “CBD Advisory Board”) was established in the 2005/2006 term by the former Auckland City Council to advise on the spending of the city centre’s targeted rate and projects.

5.       On 2 November 2016, the Mayor established the Auckland City Centre Advisory Board for the 2016-2019 term with the governing body’s endorsement.

6.       Main changes to the Terms of Reference include the appointment process and make-up of the membership. The Mayor invites members of the city centre community to participate on the board based on their sector expertise and understanding of city centre agendas.

7.       The board may have up to 17 industry and resident representatives and three elected members. Currently the total number of members is 18 and the Mayor may consider two additional members if required.

8.       Board members include sector representatives and a member of Ngāti Whātua Ōrākei. The representation for the arts and culture sector will be closely aligned with the Auckland Council Advisory Panel for Art in Public Places for consistent advice.

9.       The three elected members on the Board include the Mayor, the Waitematā and Gulf ward councillor and a member of the Waitematā Local Board. The chair of the Planning Committee will be an alternate to the Mayor.

10.     The board’s term will end one month prior to the next local government elections in September 2019. The form and functioning of the board may be reviewed prior to or after the end of 2019.

Consideration

Local board views and implications

11.     A Waitematā Local Board member represents the community voices and shares the local board’s views on the development of the city centre on the Auckland City Centre Advisory Board. 

Māori impact statement

12.     Ngāti Whātua Ōrākei will have a seat on the board to offer a Te Ao Māori perspective on the targeted rate and development agendas in the city centre.

Implementation

13.     Council staff will engage with organisations and professional groups in the Auckland city centre to update the membership of the Auckland City Centre Advisory Board and finalise its membership by the end of March 2017.

 

Attachments

No.

Title

Page

a

Terms of Reference_Auckland City Centre Advisory Board for the 2016-2019 term

23

     

Signatories

Author

Austin Kim - Principal Advisor Panels

Authorisers

Marguerite Delbet - General Manager Democracy Services

Ralph Webster - Manager Development Programmes

 


Auckland City Centre Advisory Board

22 February 2017

 

 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


Auckland City Centre Advisory Board

22 February 2017

 

 

Review of the 2015-25 City Centre Programme of Work (TR6)

 

File No.: CP2017/01069

 

Purpose

1.       The purpose of this paper is to provide a recommendation to the Auckland City Centre Advisory Board (ACCAB) on the revised City Centre Targeted Rate Programme of Work (TR6), which proposes the allocation of the City Centre Targeted Rate (CCTR) to projects over the next nine years. 

Executive Summary

2.       The City Centre Programme of Work is reviewed, updated and discussed with the ACCAB on a six-monthly basis to respond to any significant changes or new proposals.

3.       The ACCAB previously endorsed the City Centre Programme of Work (TR5) at the May 2016 meeting.

4.       A draft of TR6 was provided to the board for review and discussion at the December 2016 ACCAB meeting. 

5.       The final version of TR6 (Attachment A) has updated the work programme to include recent ACCAB endorsed changes to project budgets and proposes some timing adjustments to projects, to maintain positive cash balance in the CCTR account at all times.  It also introduces four new proposals to be funded by operational expenditure.

6.       Depreciation and consequential operational expenditure (opex) for 2016/17 - 2018/19 is included in the summary and means that there is less budget allocated to capital projects over those years.  From 2019/20 there is no depreciation or consequential opex funded by the CCTR so the full rate collected will be spent on capital projects and funding programmes.

Recommendation/s

That the Auckland City Centre Advisory Board:

a)      endorse the updated City Centre Programme of Work (TR6) for the current proposed City Centre Targeted Rate funded projects (for the FY16/17 – FY24/25 period).

Comments

7.       The updated City Centre Programme of Work (TR6) (Attachment A) is a combination of projects that are included in the 2015-25 LTP as well as proposed new projects and initiatives and is intended to provide a 10 year view of the upcoming work in the City Centre.  It informs the ACCAB, Council and CCOs on the proposed projects, delivery timeframes and unallocated CCTR on a year by year basis.

8.       The City Centre Programme of Work will enable the Council and CCOs to proactively plan and appropriately resource teams to deliver the projects identified.

9.       A draft of the Programme of Work was provided to board members for review and discussion at the December 2016 meeting.  As noted in December, there are some significant changes proposed since the last update was formally endorsed in May 2016. 

10.     In particular, there are changes to the allocation of budget as a result of funding decisions made by ACCAB over the past four months, such as additional budget to complete the Myers Park Stage 2 upgrade and the contribution of $2 million towards the upgrade of the James Liston Hostel.

 

 

11.     There are three new proposals introduced in this work programme:

·        $150,000 for supporting the Wynyard Quarter Transport Management Association;

·               $300,000 for City Feature Lighting; and

·        $500,000 for Smart Cities - Monitoring Pedestrian Impact on the City Centre.

Previously Endorsed Budget Changes

12.     Myers Park Stage 2: A budget increase was endorsed by ACCAB in August 2016 to pay for the further additions to the project.

13.     Homelessness: A $2,000,000 grant to the James Liston Hostel Trust was endorsed by ACCAB in August and approved by Finance and Performance Committee in September 2016.

Additional Budget Requested

14.     Freyberg Place Upgrade:  An additional $960,000 is requested to complete the upgrade of Freyberg Place.  Attachment B provides a summary and further detail of additional and unforeseen project expenses that have been identified during the construction phase.

15.     UPP Programme (Activation): An additional $800,000 is requested ($100,000 per annum for the next eight years) to support Council’s response to mitigating the effects of development.  The Activation programme has been very successful over the past two years and an additional $100,000 per year will support the delivery of more activation projects.

Rationale for New Proposals

16.     Wynyard Quarter Transport Management Association ($150,000 in FY17/18): Establishing the Wynyard Quarter Transport Management Association (WQ TMA) as a business led incorporated society is the first such initiative in New Zealand.  This initiative is viewed as pilot, which could be replicated in the City Centre and ultimately, the wider region.  AT is funding the initiative until June 2017, including the following programme:

·    Stakeholder engagement

·    Advocacy for local business travel needs

·    Management of construction travel needs

·    Parking brokerage

·    Promotion of commuter options

 

17.     For this programme of support to continue, the WQ TMA requires additional seed funding for the 2017/18 financial year of $150k.  This is in addition to member contributions, AT funding and sponsorship.

18.     Attachment C provides additional detail on this proposal.

19.     City Feature Lighting ($300,000 in FY16/17): Heart of the City is leading a proposal to install a network of lights that will project light on street trees and poles along Queen Street.  The total cost to deliver the project is estimated at $800,000 and a contribution of $300,000 is sought from the City Centre Targeted Rate.  The lighting has the potential to transform the City Centre in the evening and provide a point of difference for Auckland.  Heart of the City will provide further information on this item in a separate report to the board in March so this sum is included as a placeholder in the interim.

20.     Smart Cities – Monitoring Pedestrian Impact on the City Centre ($500,000 in FY 17/18): This is a proposal to bolster Auckland City Centre’s capacity in integrated information and communication technology (ICT).  The primary objective of the programme will be implementing a network of sensors that will monitor active modes of transport in the City  Centre to provide intelligent data for transport and public realm planning, benefits realization assessment, business development and decision-making by business owners and developers. 

Attachment D provides further detail on this proposal.

 

Rationale for Budget Reductions

21.     Poynton Terrace ($950,000 decrease):  The scope of the upgrade to Poynton Terrace has been costed and is less than anticipated.  Materials purchased prior to the project going on hold in 2015 have been located, reducing the cost to complete the project considerably.

22.     Quay Street Enhancements ($2,000,000 decrease):  The Quay Street upgrade sits in the last two years of this budget.  Additional budget could be applied to the upgrade if the application of the City Centre Targeted Rate is continued beyond 2025.

23.     Communications ($250,000 decrease):  The sum of $250,000 for 2016/17 will not be fully committed so it has been adjusted to $150,000 for this financial year and reduced to $200,000 for the following three financial years.

24.     O’Connell Street ($387,724 decrease): This is savings from the O’Connell Street Upgrade and has been reallocated across other projects in this budget review.

Summary of key budget variances

25.     Table 1 is a summary of the key funding adjustments for projects that have been made since the last issue (TR5).  Attachment E provides a line by line assessment of the variations proposed.

Project

Funding change

Total CCTR Funding

Reason

Myers Park Stage 2

$1,630,780 increase

$6,186,941

Rescope

Homelessness

$2,000,000 increase

$2,000,000

New initiative

Freyberg Place Upgrade

$960,000 increase

$7,441,345

Additional costs during construction

UPP Programme (Activation)

$800,000 increase

$7,350,000

Response to impacts of development

Wynyard Quarter Transport Management Authority

$150,000 increase

$150,000

New initiative

City Feature Lighting

$300,000 increase

$300,000

New initiative

Destination Marketing (K Rd)

$325,000 increase

$400,000

Rescope

Smart Cities

$500,000 increase

$500,000

New initiative

Beresford Square

$2,000,000 increase

$3,000,000

Rescope

Learning Quarter

$200,000 increase

$5,000,000

Reinstatement of previous budget

Poynton Terrace

$950,000 decrease

$550,000

Rescope

Quay St Upgrade

$2,000,000 decrease

$23,000,000

To assist cash flow

Communications

$250,000 decrease

$2,000,000

To assist cash flow

O’Connell Street

$387,724 decrease

$246,124

Project savings to be reallocated

Table 1: Proposed CCTR funding changes for projects

 

26.     The budget phasing for the Learning Quarter is significantly different from the last update.  The current programme of work is focused on improvements to Albert Park.  Once there is further clarity around the University of Auckland’s development plans and the role of Princes Street in the East-West bus network, additional projects will be identified.  In the interim, budget has been phased over an additional two years.

27.     Depreciation and consequential opex is being gradually phased out between 2016/17 and 2018/19.  There is less budget allocated to capital projects over those years.  From 2019/20 there is no depreciation or consequential opex funded by the CCTR so the full rate collected will be spent on capital projects.

28.     A budget correction has been made for all projects in the FY15/16 and 16/17 financial years.  An amount of 5% was removed from those project lines and transferred to the Central Risk Fund in error. TR6 reinstates the full budget for those projects along with a sum for inflation.

29.     The City Centre Programme of Work will continue to be reviewed on a 6 monthly basis or as required to ensure that the programme reflects changing requirements and the dynamic nature of the city centre over the next 9 years, as significant public and private projects are undertaken and completed.

Consideration

Local Board views and implications

30.     This review of the City Centre Programme of Work has not been discussed independently with the Waitematā Local Board (WLB).  Consultation with the WLB will also occur on projects as they are designed and constructed.

Māori impact statement

31.     The City Centre Programme of Work will form part of the consultation and engagement at ongoing DPO Hui that are held with mana whenua. 

Implementation

32.     Should the TR6 Programme of Work be endorsed by the ACCAB, council staff will submit this work programme to the Finance and Performance Committee for approval and inclusion in the Long Term Plan (LTP).

33.     It is proposed that the next review of the City Centre Programme of Work (TR7) will be undertaken in July 2017 and discussed with the ACCAB at a workshop before coming to the board for endorsement in August 2017.

 

Attachments

No.

Title

Page

a

City Centre Targeted Rate Programme of Work (TR6)

41

b

Freyberg Place Upgrade

43

c

Wynyard Quarter Transport Management Association - Business Case for Funding

45

d

Monitoring Pedestrian Impact on the City Centre - SMART CITIES

53

e

City Centre Targeted Rate Work Programme (TR6) Comparison Sheet

65

     

Signatories

Author

Catherine Edmeades - Development Programmes Lead

Authoriser

Ralph Webster - Manager Development Programmes

 


Auckland City Centre Advisory Board

22 February 2017

 

 


Auckland City Centre Advisory Board

22 February 2017

 

 


Auckland City Centre Advisory Board

22 February 2017

 

 


 


Auckland City Centre Advisory Board

22 February 2017

 

 

PDF Creator


 

PDF Creator


 

PDF Creator


 

PDF Creator


 

PDF Creator


 

PDF Creator


 

PDF Creator


 

PDF Creator


Auckland City Centre Advisory Board

22 February 2017

 

 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 



Auckland City Centre Advisory Board

22 February 2017

 

 


Auckland City Centre Advisory Board

22 February 2017

 

 


Auckland City Centre Advisory Board

22 February 2017

 

 

     

 


Auckland City Centre Advisory Board

22 February 2017

 

 

Exclusion of the Public: Local Government Official Information and Meetings Act 1987

 

That the Auckland City Centre Advisory Board:

a)      exclude the public from the following part(s) of the proceedings of this meeting.

The general subject of each matter to be considered while the public is excluded, the reason for passing this resolution in relation to each matter, and the specific grounds under section 48(1) of the Local Government Official Information and Meetings Act 1987 for the passing of this resolution follows.

This resolution is made in reliance on section 48(1)(a) of the Local Government Official Information and Meetings Act 1987 and the particular interest or interests protected by section 6 or section 7 of that Act which would be prejudiced by the holding of the whole or relevant part of the proceedings of the meeting in public, as follows:

 

C1       City Rail Link Urban Realm Update

Reason for passing this resolution in relation to each matter

Particular interest(s) protected (where applicable)

Ground(s) under section 48(1) for the passing of this resolution

The public conduct of the part of the meeting would be likely to result in the disclosure of information for which good reason for withholding exists under section 7.

s7(2)(h) - The withholding of the information is necessary to enable the local authority to carry out, without prejudice or disadvantage, commercial activities.

s7(2)(i) - The withholding of the information is necessary to enable the local authority to carry on, without prejudice or disadvantage, negotiations (including commercial and industrial negotiations).

In particular, the report contains commercially sensitive information
relating to council's procurement process for the City Rail Link works. The procurement process is currently being undertaken. If released this information could hinder commercial outcomes.

s48(1)(a)

The public conduct of the part of the meeting would be likely to result in the disclosure of information for which good reason for withholding exists under section 7.