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

 

Date:                      

Time:

Meeting Room:

Venue:

 

Tuesday, 28 February 2017

9.30am

Local Board Chambers
Pukekohe Service Centre
82 Manukau Road
Pukekohe

 

Franklin Local Board

 

OPEN AGENDA

 

 

 

MEMBERSHIP

 

Chairperson

Angela Fulljames

 

Deputy Chairperson

Andrew Baker

 

Members

Malcolm Bell

 

 

Alan Cole

 

 

Brendon Crompton

 

 

Sharlene Druyven

 

 

Amanda Hopkins

 

 

Murray Kay

 

 

Niko Kloeten

 

 

(Quorum 5 members)

 

 

 

Anthea Clarke

Democracy Advisor

 

23 February 2017

 

Contact Telephone: (09) 237 1310

Email: Anthea.Clarke@aucklandcouncil.govt.nz

Website: www.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz

 

 


 

 


Franklin Local Board

28 February 2017

 

 

ITEM   TABLE OF CONTENTS                                                                                        PAGE

1          Welcome                                                                                                                         5

2          Apologies                                                                                                                        5

3          Declaration of Interest                                                                                                   5

4          Confirmation of Minutes                                                                                               5

5          Leave of Absence                                                                                                          5

6          Acknowledgements                                                                                                       5

7          Petitions                                                                                                                          5

8          Deputations                                                                                                                    5

8.1     Deputation - Huakina Development Trust - Mona Tuti Williams                    5

8.2     Deputation -Counties Manukau Sport - Russell Preston                                6

8.3     Deputation - Waiuku Business and Development Association - Mrs Deborah Andrew                                                                                                                  6

8.4     Deputation - Weed Management Advisory - Hana Blackmore                       7

9          Public Forum                                                                                                                  7

10        Extraordinary Business                                                                                                7

11        Notices of Motion                                                                                                          8

12        Auckland Transport Update – February 2017                                                            9

13        Auckland Tourism, Events and Economic Development (ATEED) six-monthly report to the Franklin Local Board - February 2017                                                                61

14        Approval of applications to Franklin Waterways Protection Fund                       77

15        Road name approval for a Private Way having access off 65D Old Coach Way, Ramarama                                                                                                                                       85

16        New Road Name Approval for the rural-residential subdivision by Karen and Brian Riordan, at 53 Polo Lane, Whitford.                                                                          89

17        Land owner approval for proposed earthworks on the esplanade reserve at 109 Bremner Road, Drury                                                                                                                  93

18        Auckland Council's Quarterly Performance Report: Franklin Local Board - for Quarter Two, 1 October to 31 December 2016                                                                     109

19        Urgent Decisions - Allocation of Funding and Freedom Camping Pilot            157

20        Change of Franklin Local Board member appointment to the Franklin Localities Leadership Group                                                                                                      163

21        Additional business meeting on 18 April 2017                                                       165

22        Franklin Local Board workshop records                                                                167   

23        Consideration of Extraordinary Items 

 

 


1          Welcome

 

The Chair will open the meeting and welcome everyone present.

 

2          Apologies

 

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

 

3          Declaration of Interest

 

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

 

4          Confirmation of Minutes

 

That the Franklin Local Board:

a)         confirm the ordinary minutes of its meeting, held on Tuesday 13 December 2016, as a true and correct record.

 

5          Leave of Absence

 

That the Franklin Local Board:

a)        approve the request for leave of absence from Member A Hopkins.

b)        approve the request for leave of absence from Member S Druyven.

c)        approve the request for leave of absence from Member B Crompton.

 

6          Acknowledgements

 

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

 

7          Petitions

 

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

 

8          Deputations

 

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

 

8.1       Deputation - Huakina Development Trust - Mona Tuti Williams

Purpose

1.       Huakina Development Trust deputation with respect to their activities in the Franklin Local Board area.

Executive summary

2.       As per standing orders the Chair has approved the request from Huakina Development Trust to provide a deputation with respect to their activities in the Franklin Local Board area.

Recommendation/s

That the Franklin Local Board:

a)      thank Mona Williams (Kaumatua Support), Sandra Tamihana King, Robert Hita and Rangita Wilson from the Huakina Development Trust for their attendance and for the presentation regarding the Trust’s activities in the Franklin Local Board area.

 

 

8.2       Deputation -Counties Manukau Sport - Russell Preston

Purpose

1.       Counties Manukau Sport deputation with respect to their activities in the Franklin Local Board area.

Executive summary

2.       As per standing orders the Chair has approved the request from Counties Manukau Sport to provide a deputation with respect to their activities in the Franklin Local Board area.

Recommendation/s

That the Franklin Local Board:

a)      thank Russell Preston (Chief Executive Officer) from Counties Manukau Sport for his attendance and for the presentation regarding their activities in the Franklin Local Board area.

Attachments

a          Counties Manukau Sport presentation................................................. 183

 

 

8.3       Deputation - Waiuku Business and Development Association - Mrs Deborah Andrew

Purpose

1.       Waiuku Business and Development Association deputation with respect to their activities in Waiuku.

Executive summary

2.       As per standing orders the Chair has approved the request from the Waiuku Business and Development Association to provide a deputation with respect to their activities in Waiuku.

Recommendation/s

That the Franklin Local Board:

a)      thank Mrs Deborah Andrew, Chair of the Waiuku Business and Development Association, for her attendance and for the presentation regarding the Association’s activities in Waiuku.

Attachments

a          Annual and Financial Reports for the year ending 30 June 2016........ 193

b          Strategic Plan March 2014 to 2019..................................................... 227

c         Business Plan 2016/2017..................................................................... 243

d         BID Programme Agreement................................................................ 249

 

 

8.4       Deputation - Weed Management Advisory - Hana Blackmore

Purpose

1.       Weed Management Advisory deputation with respect to glyphosate use in the Franklin Local Board area.

Executive summary

2.       As per standing orders the Chair has approved the request from Weed Management Advisory to provide a deputation with respect to glyphosate use in the Franklin Local Board area.

Recommendation/s

That the Franklin Local Board:

a)      thank Hana Blackmore and Leonie Bartrom of Weed Management Advisory for their attendance and for their presentation on glyphosate use in the Franklin Local Board area.

Attachments

a          Information sheet................................................................................. 251

 

 

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.

 


Franklin Local Board

28 February 2017

 

 

Auckland Transport Update – February 2017

 

File No.: CP2017/00857

 

  

Purpose

1.       Provide an update on transport matters for the information of the Franklin Local Board and a register of transport issues in the Franklin Local Board area currently being addressed by Auckland Transport’s Elected Member Relationship Manager (South).  This report covers matters of specific application and interest to the Franklin Local Board and its community, matters of general interest relating to Auckland Transport activities or the transport sector generally, and Auckland Transport media releases for the information of the Board and community.

Executive summary

2.       In particular, this report provides information on:

·      Franklin Local Board’s transport capital fund – projects and funding updates

·      Pukekohe station update

·      Proposed safety improvements – State Highway 22

·      Response to Franklin Local Board December 2016 resolution

·      Quarterly report material.

 

Recommendation/s

That the Franklin Local Board:

a)      receives the report entitled ‘Auckland Transport Update – February 2017’ and the attached issues register from Auckland Transport’s Elected Member Relationship Manager (South).

Comments

Franklin Items

A1. Local board transport capital fund (LBTCF)

3.       The Franklin Local Board’s funding allocation under the LBTCF was previously $434,966 per annum.  Under the Long Term Plan, the allocation in the current and subsequent three financial years is $458,325; $471,158; $484,821; and $499,366 respectively.

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

ID#

Project Description

Progress/Current Status

349

Pacific Street new footpath, Waiuku

·      Revised ROC of $147,500

·      Final cost of $138,541

·      Construction completed.

·      Final costs reported as $138,541.

443

Upgrade of Beachlands town centre gardens

·      ROC estimate of $105,000

·      The ROC estimate for the upgrade (developed in conjunction with AC Parks) is $105,000.

·      On 24-Nov-15, the Board approved the project for detailed design and costing.

·      AT has received assistance from the Board’s Strategic Broker to gather community input on the design.  Drawings have been developed taking community feedback into account while checking progress with Wairoa subdivision representatives.

·      A workshop is scheduled with the Board in Feb-17 to discuss the outcomes from the local consultation and present updated designs and costings for the Board’s consideration.

458

Second View Avenue, Beachlands – installation of new kerb and channel between Wakelin and Bell Roads (both sides)

·      SW component estimate $42,000

·      LBTCF FEC estimate $355,000

·      Construction completed.

·      Final costs to be reported but may include additional costs claimed by contractor such as extra TMP costs due to abnormal weather in Sep/Oct.  AT is still reviewing the claim, having requested further information.

 

5.       The Franklin Local Board’s transport capital fund to date is summarised below.

Franklin Local Board transport capital fund summary:

Previous funding available ($434,966 p.a. across 2012/13 to 2015/16)

$1,739,864

Funding available from 2016/17 to 2019/20

1,913,670

Completed projects reporting actual costs (Second View Ave kerb and channel; Patumahoe/Waiuku/Attewell investigation; Pukekohe station overbridge; Ardmore School footpath; Harris St bench; Pukeoware School signs; Waiuku pavers clean/seal upgrade; Third View Ave kerb and channel project x2; Awhitu flag lighting; Tobin St car park lighting; Kaiwaka Rd footpath; Whitford bus interchange; Kitchener Road angle parking upgrade; Hunua pedestrian facility; Waiuku pavers replacement – stage 1; Pukekohe pedestrian advisory signage; Mill/Harrisville RIAWS; Pacific St footpath)

-$1,654,314

Projects approved for construction based on ROCs or FECs (Second View Ave kerb and channel)

-$355,000

Projects with ROCs approved for detailed design and costing phase (Beachlands town centre gardens)

-$105,000

Total funding now available

$1,539,220

 

6.       Potential new projects for the LBTCF will be considered at a Franklin Local Board workshop on 21 February 2017.

A2. Pukekohe station update

7.       The scope of works for this project is a bus/rail interchange, park and ride, new station overbridge with lifts and renewal of timber platform surfacing plus improvements to the Custom Street, Harris Street and Manukau Road intersections to cater for the new network bus services exiting Custom Street onto Manukau Road.

8.       The project is running behind the overall programme with Stage 2 being delayed.

a.   Stage 1 snagging works are ongoing.  No major issues to ongoing operations

b.   Land purchase for 4 Manukau Road has been signed

c.   The building consent for the remaining works has been submitted to Auckland Council

d.   Piling works for the overbridge were contracted and delivered over the Christmas Block of Line (BOL) and during January.  All piling works were completed

e.   The Transdev relocation did not occur during the Christmas BOL as the price from the contractor was too high.  Relocation works are to be re-programmed into the main overall scheme for Stage 2

f.    The Stage 2 tender has been released to the market and it is anticipated it will be awarded in late March 2017

g.   The overbridge canopy will be changed from glass to a solid panel following an internal review, which will also reduce future maintenance costs.  Council’s Public Arts team were to add a print to the glass canopy, so this is no longer possible.  The team has reviewed other options but has decided to no longer fund any further works for the interchange and will review other projects.

9.       The overall programme is planning to open the full station by October 2017 but the tenderer’s programme is awaited for confirmation.

10.    Visit at.govt.nz/pukekohestation for more information on the Pukekohe Station project.

 

A3. Proposed safety improvements – State Highway 22

11.     State Highway 22 (SH22) is a top priority project identified by the Government’s Safer Roads and Roadsides programme, which is targeting high risk sites on rural highways in order to help reduce crashes and save lives.

12.     The Safe Roads Alliance is investigating road and roadside safety improvements that can be implemented along SH22, between Drury and Paerata, in the next 2-3 years.

13.     In the last ten years, there have been 25 crashes along SH22 between Drury and Paerata, where 9 people have lost their lives and a further 36 have been seriously injured.  Currently there are 15,000 to 25,000 vehicles using SH22 daily and as the population grows in the wider area these numbers will rise, increasing the risk of crashes occurring.

14.     Following a presentation to the Franklin Local Board on 31 January, on 1 February the NZTA invited public feedback on the proposed safety improvements.

15.     A series of public open days were held in Karaka, Pukekohe and Drury so people could view the proposed safety treatments and talk to NZTA staff in order to learn more about the proposals and provide feedback.  The NZTA has been pleased with the turnout at the three open days, with 290 participants attending over the three sessions (120 at Karaka, 90 at Pukekohe, and 80 at Drury).

16.     The project information boards on display at the open days are included at Attachment A.  The safety improvements under consideration for SH22 include:

·    Median treatments (widened centre line and median barriers)

·    Reconfiguration of passing lanes

·    Right Turn facilities at high-medium risk intersections (including Jesmond, Oira and Burberry Roads)

·    Glenbrook Road and Great South Road intersection improvements

·    Shoulder treatments (widening and side barriers)

·    Review of speed limits.

17.     Following the open days, the NZTA will develop a short list of options taking into account consultation feedback, and expects to return to the Franklin Local Board and the community to inform them of the final solutions in approximately May 2017.  Detailed design and consenting would subsequently occur in the second half of 2017, with the possible start of construction in 2018.

18.     The proposed short to mid-term safety improvements will be developed to complement the longer term plan over the next one to two decades for supporting future urban growth areas, which is delivering some of the key priorities laid out in the Auckland Transport Alignment Project, a collaboration between Auckland Council and the New Zealand Government.

19.     The NZTA, Auckland Transport and Auckland Council have identified the transport networks needed to support population growth in future urban areas including southern Auckland.

20.     More information can be found at https://www.nzta.govt.nz/projects/supporting-growth-delivering-transport-networks/

A4. Response to Franklin Local Board December 2016 resolution

21.     At its December 2016 business meeting, the Franklin Local Board passed the following resolution:

Resolution number FR/2016/225

b)   requests that Auckland Transport install a reduced temporary speed limit of 70kph and ‘slippery when wet’ warning signs on Capehill Rd between the intersection with Tuhimata Rd and the current 50kph area near Reynolds Rd. This temporary speed limit and signage to remain until the road resealing is completed.

22.     In relation to the requested temporary speed limit reduction, this can be implemented under a temporary traffic management plan without the need for approval under the Speed Limits Bylaw. As there will be no obvious roadworks in the area, Auckland Transport is concerned that a temporary speed limit reduction may have poor credibility with motorists, but appreciates the Board’s concerns regarding the ongoing frequency of loss of control incidents on this stretch of road prior to the implementation of the planned resealing of identified areas of reduced grip in high PSV chip. A decision on the most suitable temporary limit is being considered by Auckland Transport prior to the Board meeting and a verbal update will be provided at the meeting.

23.     Auckland Transport considers that the requested temporary ‘slippery when wet’ signs are an appropriate response to the reduced grip that seems to catch motorists out more regularly (but not exclusively) during wet weather. Due to the extensive signage already in place along Cape Hill Road, the erection of signs at each separate corner is not supported but four locations (two in each direction) have been identified along Cape Hill Road between Tuhimata Road and the Pukekohe 50km/h urban zone. The signs will be erected and will remain until the resealing has been completed.

24.     The planned resealing of various sections requiring improved skid resistance along Cape Hill Road is now expected to be undertaken in April, following the completion of the bulk of the annual resealing programme. The required material has now been sourced.

A5. Quarterly report for October-December 2016 quarter

25.     The following quarterly report material is attached to this monthly report:

·    Attachment B – report from Auckland Transport departments on their activities in the Franklin Local Board area and regionally over the last quarter

·    Attachment C – report on Travelwise Schools activities in the Franklin Local Board area over the last quarter.

A6. Traffic Control Committee (TCC) report

26.     Decisions of the TCC during the months of December 2016 and January 2017 affecting the Franklin Local Board area are shown at Attachment D.

A7. Second View Avenue new footpath project

27.     The contract has been awarded for an Auckland Transport project to install new footpath on Second View Ave in Beachlands between Puriri and Cherrie Roads.  Work is expected to commence in mid-February and be completed by the end of April.

28.     The project involves new concrete footpath on the southern side of Second View Avenue, new kerb/channel on the southern side of Second View Avenue, stormwater work and berm reinstatement.

A8. Consultation documents on proposed improvements

29.     Consultation documents for the following proposals have been provided to the Franklin Local Board for its feedback, and are summarised here for general information purposes only.

30.     Following consultation, Auckland Transport considers the feedback received and determines whether to proceed further with the proposal as consulted on, or proceed with an amended proposal if changes are considered necessary.

31.     Proposed pedestrian facility and ‘No Stopping At All Times’ (NSAAT) parking restrictions, Victoria Road and Colombo Road intersection, Waiuku – to help improve pedestrian and vehicle safety at this intersection, Auckland Transport is proposing a new pedestrian splitter island as shown on the plan at Attachment E.  The proposal will result in a safer crossing environment for pedestrians, while also increasing overall road safety by slowing down motorists turning into Victoria Avenue from Colombo Road.  The proposed NSAAT parking restrictions will improve sight visibility and vehicle accessibility.  No concerns were raised by the Board.

32.     Proposed NSAAT parking restrictions, intersection controls and side islands for new subdivision at 73 Belmont Road, Pukekohe – the plan at Attachment F covers stages 1-4 of a proposed subdivision at 73 Belmont Road, and off Adams Road South.  All controls shown on the plan are in accordance with the consent conditions.  Concerns were raised by the Board regarding the narrowing of Adams Road South through the use of parking bays and potential conflict with existing heavy vehicle use.  Consultation was requested with existing property owners, which was undertaken.

33.     Proposed ‘Stop’ control and centreline road markings, Bush Road and Tuhimata Road intersection, Pukekohe – as part of the consent required for a new subdivision, it is proposed that a ‘Stop’ control be implemented on the Bush Road leg at this intersection (which currently has no formal traffic control) and centrelines marked on both roads at the intersection to improve safety, as shown on the plan at Attachment G.  The Board supported the proposal.

34.     Proposed static speed camera site, near 996 Waiuku Road, Mauku – as part their nationwide roll out of new speed cameras, the NZ Police have proposed a new static speed camera site at this location, as shown on the plan at Attachment H.  As the camera is located on a high speed rural road, a length of guardrail is also proposed to protect the asset against the possibility of being hit by wayward vehicles.  The speed camera programme is funded by the NZTA, and Auckland Transport supports the programme as part of managing road safety risk on the network.  The Board also indicated its support for the proposal.

35.     Proposed P180 bus parking bay, Roulston Lane, Pukekohe – as part of the implementation of New Network bus services in October 2016, the existing bus stop on Roulston Lane was no longer required.  In response to a suggestion from the Franklin Local Board, it is proposed to convert the existing bus stop on Roulston Lane to a P180 bus parking area, as shown on the plan at Attachment I.

General Information Items

B1. Annual public transport fare review

36.     Bus, train and ferry fares changed slightly on 29 January 2017 as part of Auckland Transport’s required annual fare review.

37.     Auckland Transport is required to review fares annually to ensure they keep pace with operating cost increases (such as fuel and labour), cost of living, together with the investment needed to provide additional services and also to improve and upgrade infrastructure (including ferry terminals, train stations and bus stops).

38.     There are also national requirements that Auckland Transport has to comply with, such as the proportion of the total fare recovered from (or charged to) fare paying passengers.  The rest of the fare is actually subsidised by a combination of Auckland ratepayers and taxpayers.  Auckland Transport has a target to recover 50% of the cost of public transport from fares, but this currently sits at 46.3%.

39.     Public transport in Auckland still represents very good value for customers.  Over the past 12 months, Auckland Transport has reduced the cost of public transport by on average 7% through the introduction of Simpler Fares and encouraging customers using cash to transition to AT HOP, which represents at least a 20% saving.

40.     Auckland Transport has also added a number of new services over the past year, such as the introduction of 65 double decker buses, the roll out of a new bus network in South Auckland, the addition of 19 km of bus lanes in the year to June 2017, rail service increases on the Western Line, as well as Simpler Fares (which allows customers to take a bus, train or combo and pay just the one fare for the entire journey).

41.     The main changes that took effect on 29 January were:

·    AT HOP bus & train fares for 1 Zone, 2 Zones and 4 Zones increased by 5 cents and 10 cents

·    Cash bus & train fares for 1 Zone and 2 Zones increased by 50 cents

·    AT HOP tertiary student bus and rail fares increased by 4 to 8 cents between 1 Zone and 4 Zones to ensure a consistent discount compared to AT HOP adult fares

·    AT HOP Monthly Bus & Train Pass increased by $10

·    Ferry fares reflected a mix of increases and decreases to continue the alignment by distance travelled in preparation for full ferry fare integration

·    AT HOP adult and child fares are at least 25% lower than the equivalent cash fare

·    AT HOP child fares are at least 40% lower than the adult AT HOP fare

·    AT HOP tertiary fares are at least 20% lower than the adult AT HOP fare

42.     For full details on the changes go to www.AT.govt.nz/farechange

B2. Walking School Bus week

43.     Walking School Bus (WSB) Week will be happening in the week 27 February – 3 March 2017.

44.     It will be a great week of celebrating Walking School Buses with competitions for parent volunteers and themed days for the kids to get involved in.  Children will get dressed up on these days and walk on their WSB.  The themes are Be Bright Be Seen, Funky Feet, Whacky Wednesday, Super Walker and schools can end the week with a Giant Walk where they get as many people as possible to walk to school.  There will be spot prizes for each of these days which include family passes to the zoo and sailing trips with the Maritime Museum.

45.     Auckland Transport will also have mystery guest walkers on WSB routes around the region that will include local celebrities, police and police dogs.  If any elected members have contacts for local celebrities who may be interested in getting involved in this type of local activity, Auckland Transport would welcome an introduction.

Media Releases

C1. City Rail Link project milestones achieved

46.     On 19 January, the first contract documents for the entire City Rail Link (CRL) project from the city to Mt Eden went out to the industry, marking an important milestone for the project.

47.     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.  The work will involve the provisioning of track slab, track, overhead line, signalling, control systems, tunnel ventilation, fire strategy and communications system.

48.     The successful contractor will be responsible for the integration of the systems with the existing operations at Britomart and Mt Eden and the new tunnels and stations being built for the CRL.

49.     The documents were prepared as a result of the agreement between the Government and Auckland Council to jointly fund the project.  The C7 systems package will be procured using an Early Contractor Involvement (ECI) model followed by a Design and Construct contract.

50.     Two weeks later, on 2 February, came the release of tender documents for the largest component of the City Rail Link (CRL) project – the construction of the tunnels and new stations

51.     Tender documents for the tunnel and station works involve:

·    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.

52.     As well as the tenders rolling out for future construction, current works are well underway.  The 2m-wide tunnel boring machine simultaneously excavating and installing a new stormwater pipe under Albert Street has finished the first leg of its journey.  The nine-storey-high piling rig working in Albert Street has already dug more than 140 of the 376 piles required.

53.    For more on the CRL https://at.govt.nz/projects-roadworks/city-rail-link/

C2. Auckland Transport to trial electric buses

54.     Auckland Transport is to carry out a full trial of electric buses, having been awarded up to $500,000 to part fund an electric bus trial. Auckland Transport will top up the funding so two buses can be used in the trial, which will test current E-Bus technology in the Auckland context, gather real operating data and raise public awareness of the technology.  The two buses area expected to be used over different routes and conditions to fully test them.

55.     The grant from EECA will mean that a full trial can begin later this year.  Modern electric buses can have a range of more than 200 km with one charge and can be enabled for fast or overnight charging.

56.     Funding has also been provided for installing 60 EV charging stations at Auckland Transport parking facilities around Auckland.

C3. Intersection safety campaign

57.     Auckland Transport is committed to reducing the number of death and serious injury (DSI) crashes on Auckland’s roads.

58.     Safety is the highest concern for Auckland Transport and non-signalised intersections are an area of the road network which has had a significant increase in the number of crashes since 2013.  The main factors behind these crashes are poor observation and failure to give way or stop at intersections.

59.     Stay alert at intersections and make it home safely is the message behind Auckland Transport’s new marketing campaign, focused in Auckland’s rural north and south.

60.     The campaign is to remind people that they need to be aware of other road users, especially during the summer months when there are more children and holiday traffic on the roads.

61.     The campaign was launched at the end of January and the video (www.AT.govt.nz/intersections) is being promoted via cinemas, Facebook and Trueview.  The campaign is supported by outdoor billboards located at high risk intersections on local roads and motorway off ramps in Auckland’s rural north and south (see southern locations listed below), radio and local press.

62.     Auckland Transport works in partnership with the NZ Police to reduce serious injury and death at intersections through enforcement and education.

63.     Billboard sites at high risk intersections on southern local roads are:

·    Attewell Road / Patumahoe Road – Pukekohe

·    Appleby Road / Fielding Road – Drury

·    Kingseat Road / Linwood Road– Papakura

·    Thomas Road / Murphys Road – Flat Bush

64.     Billboard sites on Southern motorway off ramps are:

·    Manurewa motorway off (Hill Road)

·    Papakura motorway off ramps (Hingaia Road and Beach Road)

·    Drury motorway off ramp (Great South Road)

·    Bombay motorway off ramp (Mill Road)

Issues Register

65.     The regular monthly issues register is Attachment J to this report.

Consideration

Local board views and implications

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

Implementation

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

 

Attachments

No.

Title

Page

a

SH22 safety improvements project display boards

17

b

Auckland Transport activities in the Franklin Local Board area and regionally for the October-December 2016 quarter

25

c

Travelwise Schools activities in the Franklin Local Board area for the October-December 2016 quarter

41

d

Schedule of TCC decisions affecting the Franklin Local Board area in December 2016-January 2017

43

e

Plan of proposed pedestrian facility and ‘No Stopping At All Times’ parking restrictions, Victoria Road and Colombo Road intersection, Waiuku

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Plan of proposed ‘No Stopping At All Times’ parking restrictions, intersection controls and side islands for new subdivision at 73 Belmont Road, Pukekohe

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Plan of proposed ‘Stop’ control and centreline road markings, Bush Road and Tuhimata Road intersection, Pukekohe

49

h

Plan of proposed static speed camera site, near 996 Waiuku Road, Mauku

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i

Plan of proposed P180 bus parking bay, Roulston Lane, Pukekohe

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Signatories

Authors

Jenni Wild – Elected Member Relationship Manager (South); Auckland Transport

Authorisers

Jonathan Anyon – Manager Elected Member Relationship Unit, Auckland Transport

Sue O'Gorman - Relationship Manager

 


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Auckland Tourism, Events and Economic Development (ATEED) six-monthly report to the Franklin Local Board - February 2017

 

File No.: CP2017/01678

 

  

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 Franklin Local Board with highlights of ATEED’s activities in the local board area for the six months from 1 July to 31 December 2016.

 

Recommendation/s

That the Franklin Local Board:

a)      receive the six-monthly report for the period 1 July to 31 December 2016.

Comments

3.       This report provides the Local Board with an overview of ATEED activities.

Consideration

Local board views and implications

4.       The report is for information only.

Māori impact statement

5.       Māori, as stakeholders in 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.

 

Attachments

No.

Title

Page

a

ATEED six-monthly report to the Franklin Local Board

63

     

Signatories

Authors

Paul Robinson, Local Economic Growth Manager (ATEED)

Richard Court, Manager, Operational Strategy and Planning (ATEED)

Samantha-Jane Miranda, Operational Strategy Advisor (ATEED)

Authorisers

Susan Sawbridge, Manager Stakeholder Relations

Sue O'Gorman - Relationship Manager

 


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Approval of applications to Franklin Waterways Protection Fund

 

File No.: CP2016/25433

 

  

Purpose

1.       To approve applications from the Franklin waterways protection fund for the 2016/2017 financial year.

Executive summary

2.       The Franklin Local Board (the board) established a waterways protection fund (the fund) as part of its 2016/2017 environment work programme. This fund aims to improve water quality through supporting landowners to fence and plant streams from stock. A total of $20,000 was made available in the fund.

3.       The fund opened in November 2016 and received a total of six applications requesting funding $65,570.71. This report presents recommendations on applications for decision-making by the board.

 

Recommendation

That the Franklin Local Board:

a)      approve the disbursement of funds from the Franklin waterways protection as follows:

Application ID

Project Title

Funding amount

FWPF-104

Howe Farms fencing off of Mauku Stream

$3,970.75

FWPF-105

Operation bring back Kokako

$3,993.80

FWPF-106

Mauku stream protection project

$3,300.00

FWPF-107

Utopians Waterway Protection Project

$4,584.00

FWPF-108

Gregson - Riparian Planting

$2,607.00

FWPF-109

St Brides Mauku Stream Biodiversity Enhancement

$1,519.00

Total

$19,974.55

Comments

4.       As part of its 2016/2017 environment work programme, the board set aside $20,000 for a contestable fund to provide grants to landowners within the Mauku Stream catchment. This decision was based on the board noting interest from landowners in undertaking fencing and planting streams from stock, but wanting to ensure applications were from a targeted area. Applicants are required to fund a minimum of 50 per cent of the project cost.

5.       Fencing and planting streams from stock supports improvements to water quality. The Mauku Stream catchment was selected due to it being less horticultural than other catchments in the area, and it drains to the Manukau Harbour. The focus on this catchment also ensures that grant funding targets a specific area, rather than on ad hoc basis where neighbours are not undertaking similar work.

6.       The fund received a total of six applications for a total funding request of $65,570.71. Following an assessment of each application against the criteria appended at attachment A, it is recommended that the grants listed in table one be approved. A table providing further information on each application, reasons for funding and any recommended conditions is appended as attachment B.

Application ID

Project Title

Funding amount

FWPF-104

Howe Farms fencing off of Mauku Stream

$3,970.75

FWPF-105

Operation bring back Kokako

$3,993.80

FWPF-106

Mauku stream protection project

$3,300.00

FWPF-107

Utopians Waterway Protection Project

$4,584.00

FWPF-108

Gregson - Riparian Planting

$2,607.00

FWPF-109

St Brides Mauku Stream Biodiversity Enhancement

$1,519.00

Total

$19,974.55

Table 1: Grant funding recommendations

7.       No applications are recommended to be declined. The recommended funding amounts are a percentage of the funding requested and will fully allocate the fund. The recommended percentages represents a distribution of the available funding based on the application scores against the scoring criteria of environment and community benefits, location, and applicant contribution.

8.       The recommended funding amounts enable seed funding to commence stage one of fencing and planting projects on these properties. It is best practice to start any project with fencing as stock exclusion is the first step in any rural stream restoration programme.

9.       For the application from Wayne Edwards, it is recommended to fund fencing only as there are insufficient funds to fund recommended planting. This recommendation provides for stock exclusion on part of the stream, while allowing for future planting when funds become available. This is supported by the applicant in their application materials. The recommended grant to John and Tonia Wilson is only for fencing, acknowledging that the applicant will be undertaking the planting as their contribution to the project.

Consideration

Local board views and implications

10.     The board allocated funding in its 2016/2017 work programme to support a fencing and planting fund for properties in the Mauku stream catchment. The fund supports goals to improve water quality and the Manukau Harbour as expressed in the local board plan.

11.     A workshop was held with the board in January 2017 to receive feedback on the applications. This feedback is reflected in the recommendations. In particular, the board recommended less funding for the application from St Brides Mauku Church recognising that the board has previously provided funding for restoration work in this location.

Māori impact statement

12.     No consultation with mana whenua was undertaken for the purposes of this report. Feedback from mana whenua received as part of other projects and council consultations is generally supportive of initiatives to improve water quality.

Implementation

13.     Funding will be disbursed upon confirmation of works being undertaken, or receipt for purchased materials. Depending on when landowners undertake work, this may mean some local funding will need to be carried forward to the 2017/2018 financial year.

14.     Recommendations to continue a local waterways protection fund will be included in the draft 2017/2018 environment work programme.

 

Attachments

No.

Title

Page

a

Scoring sheet for waterways protection funds

81

b

Recommendations on applications

83

     

Signatories

Authors

Libby Caldwell – Senior Healthy Waters Specialist

Dylan Clarke – Senior Healthy Waters Specialist

Emma Joyce - Relationship Advisor

Authorisers

Barry Potter - Director Infrastructure and Environmental Services

Sue O'Gorman - Relationship Manager

 


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Appl ID

Project Title

Brief Project Description

Total Project Cost

Amount Requested

Amount Recommended

Funding Recommended for

Special conditions

FWPF-104

Howe Farms fencing off of Mauku Stream

This project aims to fence 200m along the waterway, plant the riparian margins and carry out some weed control of Glyceria maxima.
Proposed fence: 6 wire, 1 post every 4m
Fence length: 200m
Protected area: 3000m2
Set back area: 5 - 15m
Area to be planted: 3000m2
No of plants required: 1910

$11,074.25

$5,537.25

$3,970.75

As a contribution towards 200m of stream fencing in two sections, plants, spot spray and planting labour (half the number of plants than was requested).

* To use the Auckland Council Riparian Planting Factsheet as guideline
* Plant species list to be checked with a Biodiversity officer before purchasing.

FWPF-105

Operation bring back Kokako

This project aims to complete 130m fencing and planting along a wetland and a tributary waterway to the Mauku Stream and weed control of Glyceria maxima.  The applicant aims to include new protected area within the covenant plans.
Proposed fence: 8 wire
Fence length: 130m
Protected area: 1050m2
Set back area: 10m approx.
Area to be planted: 1050m2 riparian and 366m2 wetland
No of plants required: 984

$7,987.60

$3,993.80

$3,993.80

For the cost of fencing 130 m of wetland

* Applicant will contribute by purchasing the plants, planting and carrying out spot spraying and releasing.

FWPF-106

Mauku stream protection project

This project aims to complete approx. 500m of stock proof fencing along the Mauku Stream, restoration efforts throughout planting and weed control will be implemented.
Proposed fence: 7 wire
Fence length: 750m
Protected area: 2-3Ha
Set back area:  3 -15m approx. some areas 80 - 90m
Area to be planted: 2Ha (1Ha already planted)
No of plants required: 6193

$39,708.00

$19,854.00

$3,300.00

As a contribution towards fencing materials for 264m of fencing (Fence both sides that is 132 m of stream). Planting not funded due to limited availability of grant $.

FWPF-107

Utopians Waterway Protection Project

This project aims to fence the portion of the Mauku stream and a small tributary that runs through the property, plant the riparian margins and carry out weed control and removal of willows.
Proposed fence: 9 wire boundary fence
Fence length: 500m
Protected area: 5000m2
Set back area:  5 -15m approx.
Area to be planted: 5000m2
No of plants required: 5000

$38,226.00

$19,113.00

$4,584.00

As a contribution towards fencing and planting in areas 1 and 2 as follows:

* To use the Auckland Council Riparian Planting Factsheet as guideline
* Plant species list to be checked with a Biodiversity officer before purchasing.

FWPF-108

Gregson - Riparian Planting

This project aims to fence the wetlands and gully, planting in with natives and weed control.
Proposed fence: 7 wire fence
Fence length: 255m plus 3 gates
Protected area: 3800m2
Set back area: 16 - 278m approx.
Area to be planted: 3800m2
No of plants required: 1240
Alternative water supply: 2 troughs
Pipe length: 100m approx.

$14,578.95

$7,289.48

$2,607.00

As a contribution towards fencing, planting and alternative water supply at the upstream site.

* To use the Auckland Council Riparian Planting Factsheet as guideline
* Plant species list to be checked with a Biodiversity officer before purchasing.

FWPF-109

St Brides Mauku Stream Biodiversity Enhancement

This project aims to fence the wetlands and gully, planting in with natives and pre and post weed control to help natural restoration processes.
Proposed fence: Areas 1 to 3: High tensile netting with 5m apart. Area 4: 8 wire post and batten
Fence length: 450m approx.
Protected area: 2.58Ha
Set back area: 5 - 15m
Area to be planted: 3000m2
No of plants required: 1400

$19,552.37

$9,783.18

$1,519.00

As a contribution towards fencing material, fencing labour, plants and planting labour and maintenance for area 2 and 3 adjacent to Findlay Road.

Not necessary - advice has been provided by biodiversity advisors and the applicants (Whakaupoko Land Care) have extensive knowledge of plant selection and placement

 



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Road name approval for a Private Way having access off 65D Old Coach Way, Ramarama

 

File No.: CP2017/00031

 

  

Purpose

1.       The purpose of this report is to seek approval from the Franklin Local Board to name one Private Way which has access off 65D Old Coach Way, Ramarama

Executive summary

2.       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.

3.       Following assessment against the road naming criteria, the preferred name ‘Forton Lane’ and the alternative names ‘Sissons Lane’ and ‘Coach Estate Lane’ are consistent with the road naming guideline criteria.

4.       Local iwi groups were consulted and a response has been received from Ngati Tamaoho, submitting the names ‘Manureka’, ‘Paenoho’, and ‘Waitoka’.  All these names are consistent with the road naming guideline criteria.  No further response has been received from any other Iwi groups. 

5.       The preferred name ‘Forton Lane’ proposed by the Applicant, and the alternative names ‘Sissons Lane’ and ‘Coach Estate Lane’  as well as the names proposed by Iwi, ‘Manureka’, ‘Paenoho’, and ‘Waitoka’ are considered for approval by the Local Board.    

 

Recommendation/s

That the Franklin Local Board, pursuant to section 319(1)(j) of the Local Government Act 1974, considers for approval, the name ‘Forton Lane’, proposed for the Private Way, created by an eight (8) lot subdivision off 65D Old Coach Way, Ramarama, while noting that the names  ‘Sissons’,  ‘Coach Estate’, ‘Manureka’, ‘Paenoho’ and ‘Waitoka’ also meet the road naming criteria.

Comments

6.       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 road name for the Local Board’s approval.

7.       On the 16th September 2016, Resource Consent was granted by Auckland Council to undertake a residential lot subdivision at 65D Old Coach Way, Ramarama (Reference SUB/2016/1115).  One Private Way is required to serve eight (8) lots.

8.       The Applicant has proposed the following names for consideration for the one Private Way as part of the development off 62D Old Coach Way, Ramarama:

Preference

Proposed New Private Way Name

Meaning

Preferred Name

Forton Lane

After the development companies name.

First Alternative

Sission Lane

A family name from one of Forton Limited’s Directors.

Second Alternative

Coach Estate Lane

Based on the name of the subdivision.

 

 

Location and Layout of the Private Way

 

Decision Making

9.       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 Local Boards.

Assessment

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

11.     The Applicant’s preferred name, ‘Forton Lane’, and the alternative names, ‘Sissons Lane’, and ‘Coach Estate Lane’ comply with all the criteria of the road naming guidelines.

12.     The proposed suffix ‘Lane’ is used for ‘Narrow way between walls, buildings or a narrow country or city roadway’.  This is in accordance with the Road Naming Guidelines.

Consideration

Local board views and implications

Significance of Decision

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

Māori impact statement

14.     The decision sought from the Franklin 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.

Consultation

15.     Consultation with 11 Iwi groups has been undertaken.    A response has been received by Ngati Tamaoho submitting the following names,

a.  Manureka – (manu–bird, reka–sweet) acknowledging the abundant bird life that once populated the ngahere in the region, as well as a well-protected and well sustained meat source in ancient times.

b.  Paehoho – (pae-place, noho-to sit) allocated rest areas along the myriad of tracks ususally at the base of high points that gave a vantage and directional view that once cris-crossed between Ramarama to Pukekohe in the west, to Maketu and Kohukohunui (Hunua  Ranges) in the east, down to Waikato in the south, and north towards Taamaki Makaurau.

c.  Waitoka – (wai-water, toak-boulder) ancient puna or spring that gushed, flowed or seeped from rocky outcrops within the landscape, that had various uses ranging from spiritual and custom us to water sources for crop growing to quenching one’s thirst.

Ngati Tamaoho concludes to say ‘So please take consideration to the names supplied as reflections of the land its surroundings and its relationship with my ancestors.’

All these submitted names are in accordance with the criteria of the road naming guidelines.

No further responses have been received from any Iwi groups.

16.     NZ Post was consulted and had no objection to the proposed names.

Financial and Resourcing Implications

17.     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.

Legal and Legislative Implications

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

Implementation

19.     The Resource Consenting Team is involved in ensuring that appropriate road name signage will be installed accordingly once an approval is obtained for the new road name.

 

Attachments

There are no attachments for this report.    

Signatories

Authors

Mineke Meyerink - Intermediate Planner

Authorisers

Ian Smallburn - General Manager Resource Consents

Sue O'Gorman - Relationship Manager

 


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New Road Name Approval for the rural-residential subdivision by Karen and Brian Riordan, at 53 Polo Lane, Whitford.

 

File No.: CP2017/01142

 

  

Purpose

1.       The purpose of this report is to seek approval from the Franklin Local Board, for a new road name for a private way created through the subdivision at 53 Polo Lane, Whitford.

Executive summary

2.       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.

3.       Following assessment against the road naming criteria, the road name Riordan Lane (applicants’ preferred road name) and Brooklea Heath Way was determined to meet the road naming guideline criteria.

4.       Local iwi groups and New Zealand Post were consulted and provided no objections.

5.       The name ‘Riordan Lane’ (preferred by the applicant) and the alternative name ‘Brooklea Heath Way’ are considered for approval by the Local Board.

Recommendation/s

That the Franklin Local Board, pursuant to section 319(1)(j) of the Local Government Act 1974, considers for approval, the road name “Riordan Lane, proposed by the applicant, for the new private way created by way of subdivision at 53 Polo Lane, Whitford while noting that “Brooklea Heath Way” also meets the criteria.

Comments

6.       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.

7.       Eight lots of the 14 lot subdivision (referenced 41861) will be serviced by a new road coming off Polo Lane, Whitford, which the applicants seek to name.

8.       The applicants have proposed the following names for consideration for the series of Rights of Way created as part of the development at 53 Polo Lane, Whitford.

Preference

Proposed New Road Name

Meaning

Preferred Name

Riordan Lane

Riordan is the applicants’ family name. The family has developed a strong connection with the land since purchasing it in 1999 and plan to live there in the long term.

First Alternative

Brooklea Heath Way

This is simply a combination of the applicants’ three childrens’ names, who have done a significant amount of native planting on the land over the years during their school holidays. The names are all related to nature, as below:

Brooke- small stream/lives by the stream.

Lea-grassland, meadow

Heath- shrubland/an area not used for growing crops.

Second Alternative

Brooklea Heath

A shorter alternative to the above.

Location and layout of the new road, indicated in red.

 

Decision Making

9.       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 Local Boards.

Assessment

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

11.     Of the three names proposed by the applicants:

·    Riordan Lane. Meets the road naming guidelines criteria;

·    Brooklea Heath Way. Usually, double word or long names are not considered appropriate for private ways which are typically short and the use of long names can cause cartographic problems. At 1000 metres in length, the road would be of sufficient length not cause cartographic problems; and

·    Brooklea Heath. Does not have a suffix recognised in the road naming guidelines.

12.     The proposed suffixes of ‘Lane’ and ‘Way’ are considered to be appropriate as they reflect the characteristics of the proposed road, being a narrow country roadway.

13.     As the applicants’ preferred name “Riordan Lane”, meets the criteria of the Road Naming Guidelines, it is recommended for consideration for approval by the Local Board while noting that the alternative name “Brooklea Heath Way” is also consistent with the guidelines.

Consideration

Significance of Decision

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

Maori impact statement

15.     The decision sought from the Franklin 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.

Consultation

16.     The applicant has emailed the relevant iwi groups for the Franklin Local Board area. Of the 10 iwi groups contacted, a response was only received from Makaurau Marae Maori Trust, stating that they deferred interest to Ngai Tai ki Tamaki. No further responses have been received from any other iwi groups (including Ngai Tai ki Tamaki) .

17.     New Zealand Post was consulted and indicated that all the names provided are acceptable from their perspective.

Financial and Resourcing Implications

18.     The cost of processing the approval of the proposed new road name is recoverable in accordance with Council’s Administrative Charges. The costs of installation of signage will be borne by the applicants.

Legal and Legislative Implications

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

Implementation

20.     The Resource Consenting Team is involved in ensuring that appropriate road name signage will be installed accordingly once an approval is obtained for the new road name.

 

Attachments

There are no attachments for this report.    

Signatories

Authors

Virginia Loh - Resource Consents Administrator

Authorisers

Ian Smallburn - General Manager Resource Consents

Sue O'Gorman - Relationship Manager

 


Franklin Local Board

28 February 2017

 

 

Land owner approval for proposed earthworks on the esplanade reserve at 109 Bremner Road, Drury

 

File No.: CP2017/01719

 

  

Purpose

1.       To request land owner approval from Franklin Local Board for Karaka and Drury Consultants Limited to undertake earthworks across the boundary between 109R Bremner Road (esplanade reserve) and 121 Bremner Road to allow sloping earthworks into the esplanade reserve to support the future development of neighbourhood parks.

Executive summary

2.       Karaka and Drury Consultants Limited (the applicant) has applied to undertake a further stage of earthworks to facilitate the establishment of the proposed neighbourhood reserves in coordination with the adjoining residential development. This allows for ground levels to be established above the inundation levels as identified in technical reporting for the approved Plan Variation 15 for the Auckland Unitary Plan.

3.       Three identified areas of earthworks are required for ground levelling to enable the development of the future coastal walkway.  Erosion and sediment control plans are included for the management of the earthworks activity. All areas will be regrassed on completion of the earthworks activity.

4.       No adverse effects to the esplanade reserve are anticipated, and the works will facilitate the future coastal walkway and integration of the neighbouring residential development into the wider coastal setting.

5.       Staff recommend that Franklin Local Board approves the application as it supports the Franklin Local Board Plan 2014 outcome: Growth in the right place at the right time. There is community and iwi support as no opposing submissions were received during notification of the Plan Variation 15 and Qualifying Development for Bremner Road SHA 8.

 

Recommendation/s

That the Franklin Local Board:

a)      approves Karaka and Drury Consultants Limited to undertake earthworks on 109 Bremner Road Esplanade Reserve, Drury, subject to the approval of resource consent.

b)      delegates to the Head of Stakeholder and Land Advisory the ability to approve the landowner application.

Comments

6.       Karaka and Drury Consultants Limited (the applicant) have applied for landowner approval to undertake earthworks across the boundary between the esplanade reserve at 109 Bremner Road and 121 Bremner Road, Drury. Council owns the local purpose esplanade reserve which consists of approximately 2.1 hectares. The local board has delegated authority to approve landowner applications. The location and extent of earthworks is indicated in Attachment A.

7.       The first stage of earthworks was approved by Franklin Local Board on 27 September, 2016. This stage facilitated works on 207, 259, 263 and 269 Bremner Road, Drury and the adjoining future coastal walkway to ensure the integration of the neighbouring residential development into the wider coastal setting. 

 

Applicant Proposal

8.       The proposed earthworks will allow the establishment of the final ground level and integrate the neighborhood reserves with the adjoining residential development above the inundation levels identified through the reporting for plan variation 15. The specific details of the neighborhood reserves are to be work-shopped with the local board to enable full consideration of the options. This will be reported back to a local board business meeting. The detailed cut and fill earthworks operation for this stage are indicated in Attachment B and C. Three identified areas of earthworks are required for ground levelling for future coastal park walkways as indicated in Attachments A, B and C.

9.       The proposed sediment and erosion control plans are attached as Attachments D, E and F. The controls proposed by the applicant will significantly reduce the risk of sediment discharge to the adjoining stream and facilitate the removal of weeds, rubbish and debris from the site. The precinct development provides for the sustainable use of the land and enables an overall environmental benefit in terms of riparian and stream protection and enhancement that will be undertaken across the majority of the esplanade reserve on the completion of the earthworks.

Option 1 - Franklin Local Board approve the landowner application

10.     Staff recommend that the local board approves Karaka and Drury Consultants Limited to undertake the proposed earthworks to enable the establishment of the preferred final ground level and integrate the future neighborhood reserves with the adjoining residential development. Special housing areas have been approved to speed up development for potential affordable housing to alleviate the housing shortage in Auckland.

Option 2 – Franklin Local Board decline the landowner application

11.     If the local board does not approve the application the improvements and coordination between the adjoining residential development and future neighbourhood reserves will not happen. This does not support the Franklin Local Board Plan, 2014 outcome: Growth in the right place at the right time. Staff do not recommend this option.

Consideration

Local board views and implications

12.     A workshop was held on 20 September 2016 to discuss stage one earthworks and this is the next stage for the development.  A further workshop will be held to discuss the type of development to be located on the esplanade reserve and proposed neighbourhood reserves. The board have indicated support for this development. The application supports the Franklin Local Board Plan, 2014 outcome: Growth in the right place at the right time by providing for a variety of housing forms, including higher density development around the local centre.

Māori impact statement

13.     The applicant has proactively engaged with iwi throughout the Bremner Road special housing area process. Ngāti Tamaoho, Ngāti Te Ata and Te Akitai provided cultural impact assessments and are supportive of the opportunities for affordable housing and ecological restoration.

Implementation

14.     Resource consent is lodged to undertake the earthworks within the Bremner Road Special Housing Area. If land owner approval is granted the applicant would like to complete the works within the 2016/2017 earthworks season.

 

 

Attachments

No.

Title

Page

a

Cut and fill - overall plan

97

b

Cut/fill plan - sheet 1 of 3

99

c

Cut/fill plan - sheet 3 of 3

101

d

Erosion and sediment control - overall plan

103

e

Erosion and sediment control - sheet 1 of 3

105

f

Erosion and sediment control - sheet 3 of 3

107

     

Signatories

Authors

Raewyn Sendles - Land Use Advisor

Authorisers

Rod Sheridan - General Manager Community Facilities

Sue O'Gorman - Relationship Manager

 



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Auckland Council's Quarterly Performance Report: Franklin Local Board - for Quarter Two, 1 October to 31 December 2016

 

File No.: CP2017/01168

 

  

Purpose

1.       To provide an integrated quarterly performance report for quarter two 2016/2017 against the Franklin Local Board Agreement work programme.

Executive summary

2.       This report provides an integrated view of performance for Franklin Local Board, including financial performance, progress against local board key performance indicators, progress against each operating department work programme, key challenges the board should be aware of and any risks associated with delayed delivery against the Franklin 2016/17 Work Programme.

3.       The overall dashboard summary for Franklin Local Board indicates performance in the local board area is tracking positively as shown in Attachment A.

4.       Franklin Local Board has approved 2016/17 work programmes for all operating departments. The operating departments have provided a quarterly update (Attachment B) against their work programme delivery, with most items reported as ‘green’ status (on track).  There are seven with an amber status and these are listed individually in the main body of this report.

5.       Overall, the financial performance of the board against quarter two, 2016/17 is on track (Attachment C).  There is a substantial amount of Locally Driven Initiative (LDI) capital funding still to be allocated by the local board this year.  Further projects will need to be factored into the 2017/18 work programmes

6.       The key performance indicators for Franklin Local Board show a trend of delivery that is not meeting the indicators. These are explained further in the main body of this report and full results are in Attachment D.

 

Recommendation/s

That the Franklin Local Board:

a)      receives Auckland Council’s Quarterly Performance Report for quarter two of 2016/2017: 1 October - 31 December 2016;

b)      requests that the agreed local discretionary capital fund projects and the operational projects allocated from the board’s community response fund be included in the quarter three reporting and verbally reported more frequently at regular local board workshop sessions.

Comments

7.       Franklin Local Board has an approved 2016/17 work programme for the following operating departments:

·    Arts, Community and Events approved on 14 June 2016

·    Parks, Sport and Recreation approved on 14 June 2016

·    Libraries and Information approved on 5 July 2016

·    Community Facility Renewals approved on 14 June and 28 August 2016

·    Infrastructure and Environmental Services approved on 2 August 2016

·    Community Leases approved on 14 June 2016.

Key achievements and highlights for quarter two

8.       Franklin Local Board achievements from the quarter two period include:

·    Official opening of the multi-sport building at Bledisloe Park, Pukekohe (17 September but not included in quarter one report)

·    Roll out of the new southern bus network on 30 October 2016

·    Sod-turning for the Pukekohe station interchange stage 2 (park and ride and over bridge) on 23 November 2016

Highlights flagged by departments:

·    A series of successful events and sessions celebrating local places and people, run by the libraries and information service locally in Pukekohe and Waiuku

·    A successful summer reading programme run by the libraries and information service at various locations across Franklin

Key project updates from the 2016/17 work programme

9.       All operating departments with an approved 2016/17 work programme have provided performance report updates for quarter two (Attachment B).

10.     There are a number of projects which have not been included in Attachment B but which have previously been agreed for 2016/17 delivery.  These include agreed local discretionary capital fund projects and some operational projects allocated from the board’s community response fund.  It is recommended that these projects be included in the quarter three report and that more regular verbal updates are given at local board workshop sessions on individual department work programmes.

Risks identified in the 2016/17 work programme

11.    Operating departments have reported in Attachment B on the status of each item of the local board’s work programmes as green, red or amber:

Green – on track

Amber – moderate issues requiring corrective action to achieve benefits

Red – significantly behind budget/time or achievement of outcomes

12.     For quarter two of 2016/2017, no items have been classified as red, and the following seven projects have been set to amber:

a)      Arts, Culture and Events – Franklin community gardens (#2349)

An issue has arisen at the Kayes Road community garden which is presently being resolved, through the landowner approval and lease agreement processes.

b)      Arts, Culture and Events – Event Partnership Fund (#2284)

One event (Children’s Day) is going through a change in management and completion of payment for $5,000 is expected to be made in quarter three. 

c)      Community Facilities project delivery – Clarks Beach boat ramp vehicle barrier renewals (#3442)

This project is on hold and is dependent upon the outcome of resource consent.

d)      Community Facilities project delivery – swim sport and fitness renewals (#153)

Physical works are now proposed to be undertaken during Easter 2017

e)      Community Facilities project delivery – Jack Lachlan subdivision walkway connection, esplanade and neighbourhood park (#3938)

Vesting of land in council is still awaited and project remains at the concept stage.  Query whether in light of this uncertainty the project should be flagged as red.

f)       Community Facilities project delivery – Paerata development of walkways, play space and general park development (#3946)

Vesting of land in council is still awaited and project is on hold pending confirmation of development plans.  The commentary indicates that this project will not be delivered this financial year, so arguably it should be flagged as red

g)      Community Facilities project delivery – Tamakae Reserve wharf renewals (#3476)

Physical works will start later than planned due to tender negotiations.

13.     Whilst all other projects have been classified as on track, this should be queried with departments through forthcoming work programme sessions as it is considered that at least one item currently shown as green should be signaled amber.  For example:

·    ID #2773 (Franklin Sport and Recreation Plan implementation) is green but there are not yet any tangible projects approved by the local board against this budget and the projects that are listed in the quarter two commentary are not ones set against this budget line.

·    ID3576 (Wairoa River Action Plan/coordinator) is green but the draft action plan will not be discussed with the local board until April (quarter four), which inevitably means that funding for a coordinator to oversee implementation of a final agreed plan will need to be carried forward into the next financial year.

Financial Performance

14.     Financial performance for quarter two of 2016/2017 is summarised in Attachment C.  Operating costs are slightly (2.8%) under budget, most notably in Locally Driven Initiative (LDI) expenditure that has not commenced yet, and in Asset Based Services (ABS) contract payments yet to be made to two pools that have just opened for the season. Parks contracts and maintenance is almost to budget. Revenue has exceeded budget in community facilities.

15.     Capital spend progress for this quarter shows both renewals and development projects behind schedule overall but with most projects having no issues to report.  Spend so far this year is 72% of budget.  Key projects such as the Waiuku Sports Park are progressing without issues and the Manukau Road upgrade is due to tender in January 2017.  This is the final year of the Town Centre upgrade project. There is a substantial amount of LDI capital funding still to be allocated by the local board this year and therefore further projects will need to be factored into the 2017/18 work programmes going forward.

Key Performance Indicators

16.     Full details of the performance measures for the second quarter are in Attachment D.  In summary, the year-end prediction for 2016-2017 is for only 50 per cent of measures to achieve the set targets. 

17.     The summary performance results show key areas that are below target as outlined below.

Key Performance indicators below target

Performance measure result (approx)

Target 2016/2017

Local Parks, Sport and Recreation

 

 

Satisfaction with local parks and reserves

62%

75%

Residents visiting local parks and reserves

85%

90%

Satisfaction with sports fields (programme of works to address issues may improve the year end result)

67%

75%

Satisfaction with pools and leisure centres (net promoter score)

-6

15

Local Community Services

 

 

Satisfaction with information, assistance and advice for funding/grant applicants

57%

76%

Connection to neighbourhood and local community

43%

74%

Perception of town centre safety at night

26%

32%

Usage of council managed community centres and venues for hire (Franklin Local Board reduced off-peak fees in an attempt to increase usage of venues).

5%

8%

Usage of community facilities for health and wellbeing related activity

17%

20%

Number of visitors to community centres and venues for hire

215,000

287,000

Local Planning and Development

 

 

Business associations meeting their obligations as part of the Business Improvement District programme

50%

100%

 

Consideration

Local board views and implications

18.     This report informs the Franklin Local Board of the performance to date for the period ending 31 December 2016.

Māori impact statement

19.     No initiatives in the 2016/17 work programme contribute to specific Maori outcomes in the current Franklin local board plan.  Iwi are consulted as part of the development and implementation of individual projects.

Implementation

20.     The Senior Advisor Franklin Local Board will continue to facilitate performance updates to the local board.

 

Attachments

No.

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Page

a

Franklin Work Programme Snapshot for Quarter Two 2016/17

115

b

Franklin Work Programme Update for Quarter Two 2016/17

117

c

Franklin Financial Performance Update for Quarter Two 2016/17

143

d

Franklin Performance Measure Results for Quarter Two 2016/17

151

     

Signatories

Authors

Karen Gadomski - Senior Local Board Advisor Papakura

Authorisers

Sue O'Gorman - Relationship Manager

 



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Urgent Decisions - Allocation of Funding and Freedom Camping Pilot

 

File No.: CP2017/01760

 

  

Purpose

1.       To bring to the Board any urgent decisions made outside of the business meetings.

Executive summary

2.       On 24 November 2016, the Franklin Local Board agreed to an urgent decision process when it was not practical to call the full board together, meeting the requirement of a quorum. The process delegates authority to the Chair and Deputy Chair to make an urgent decision on behalf of the full board. The process requires any urgent decision made to be reported to the full board at the next ordinary business meeting. This report is to bring before the Board these decisions made under this process.

3.       Attachment A details the allocation of operational funding to enable the continued development of trails plans (local paths plans). This funding was required prior to the business meeting to be held on 28 February 2017.

4.       Attachment B details approval of sites for inclusion in the freedom camping pilot to be run for two months from early February 2017. Approval was required prior to the business meeting to be held on 28 February 2017.

 

Recommendation/s

That the Franklin Local Board:

a)      note the urgent decisions made on 22 December 2016 (Attachment A, ‘Allocation of operational funding’) and 9 February 2017 (Attachment B, ‘Freedom Camping Pilot Project’) attached to the report entitled ‘Urgent Decisions - Allocation of Funding and Freedom Camping Pilot’.

 

Attachments

No.

Title

Page

a

Allocation of funding decision

159

b

Freedom Camping Pilot Project

161

     

Signatories

Authors

Anthea Clarke  - Democracy Advisor

Authorisers

Sue O'Gorman - Relationship Manager

 


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Change of Franklin Local Board member appointment to the Franklin Localities Leadership Group

 

File No.: CP2017/00759

 

  

Purpose

1.       To change the Franklin Local Board member appointment to the Franklin Localities Leadership Group to Andrew Baker as the lead member and Angela Fulljames as the alternate.

Executive summary

2.       The Franklin Local Board member appointments to external organisations and advisory panels for the 2016-2019 period was resolved at the business meeting of the Franklin Local Board held on 22 November 2016 (resolution number FR/2016/203).

3.       It was decided under resolution FR/2016/203 that Angela Fulljames be the lead Franklin Local Board member for the Franklin Localities Leadership Group with Andrew Baker as the alternate.

4.       As Andrew Baker is the chair of the Franklin Localities Leadership Group it is proposed that he be the lead Franklin Local Board member appointment for this group and that Angela Fulljames be the alternate.

5.       Standing Orders 3.10.17 state that “The Local Board … may, on a recommendation contained in a report … alter all or part of resolutions previously passed at meetings.”

 

Recommendation/s

That the Franklin Local Board:

a)      alter resolution FR/2016/203 (‘Appointment of Franklin Local Board members to external organisations and advisory panels 2016-2019’) decided at the meeting of the Franklin Local Board held on 22 November 2016.

b)      appoint Andrew Baker as the lead Franklin Local Board member to the Franklin Localities Leadership Group and appoint Angela Fulljames as the alternate.

 

Attachments

There are no attachments for this report.    

Signatories

Authors

Anthea Clarke  - Democracy Advisor

Authorisers

Sue O'Gorman - Relationship Manager

 


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Additional business meeting on 18 April 2017

 

File No.: CP2017/00067

 

  

Purpose

1.       To add an additional business meeting on 18 April 2017 to the business meeting schedule of the Franklin Local Board to meet the timeframes for decisions on the Auckland Council Annual Plan 2017/2018 and the approval of the draft Local Board Plan 2017-2019 for public consultation.

Executive summary

2.       On 13 December 2016 the Franklin Local Board resolved the “Adoption of a business meeting schedule” for the 2016-2019 electoral term (resolution number FR/2016/222).

3.       Timeframes for decisions by the Franklin Local Board on the Auckland Council Annual Plan 2017/2018 cannot be met without an additional business meeting.

4.       The timeline for a decision by the Franklin Local Board on the approval of the draft Local Board Plan 2017-2019 for public consultation cannot be met without an additional business meeting.

 

Recommendation/s

That the Franklin Local Board:

a)      agree to add 18 April 2017 to the business meeting schedule for the Franklin Local Board.

 

Attachments

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Authors

Anthea Clarke  - Democracy Advisor

Authorisers

Sue O'Gorman - Relationship Manager

 


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Franklin Local Board workshop records

 

File No.: CP2017/01206

 

  

Purpose

1.       To receive the workshop records for local board workshops held in December 2016, January 2017 and February 2017.

Executive Summary

2.       Workshop records are attached for 6 December 2016, 31 January 2017 and 7 February 2017.

 

Recommendation/s

That the Franklin Local Board:

a)      receive the workshop records for 6 December 2016, 31 January 2017 and 7 February 2017.

 

Attachments

No.

Title

Page

a

Franklin Local Board workshop record : 6 December 2016

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Franklin Local Board workshop record : 31 January 2017

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c

Franklin Local Board workshop record : 7 February 2017

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Authors

Anthea Clarke  - Democracy Advisor

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Sue O'Gorman - Relationship Manager

 


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ATTACHMENTS

 

Item 8.2      Attachment a    Counties Manukau Sport presentation          Page 183

Item 8.3      Attachment a    Annual and Financial Reports for the year ending 30 June 2016                                                               Page 193

Item 8.3      Attachment b    Strategic Plan March 2014 to 2019               Page 227

Item 8.3      Attachment c    Business Plan 2016/2017                              Page 243

Item 8.3      Attachment d    BID Programme Agreement                         Page 249

Item 8.4      Attachment a    Information sheet                                           Page 251


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