I hereby give notice that an ordinary meeting of the Heritage Advisory Panel will be held on:

 

Date:                      

Time:

Meeting Room:

Venue:

 

Tuesday, 28 February 2017

5.30pm

Level 2 Reception Lounge
Town Hall, Auckland

 

Heritage Advisory Panel

 

OPEN AGENDA

 

 

MEMBERSHIP

 

Chairperson

Cr Mike Lee

 

Members

Sherry Reynolds

 

 

Elizabeth Aitken-Rose

 

 

Graeme Burgess

 

 

John Burns

 

 

Leyton Chan

 

 

Helen Geary

 

 

Rau Hoskins

 

 

Sally Hughes

 

 

Allan Matson

 

 

Jane Matthews

 

 

Dr Ann McEwan

 

 

Claudia Page

 

 

Bill Rayner

 

 

David Veart

 

 

Lorraine Wilson

 

 

(Quorum 10 members)

 

 

 

Tam White

Senior Governance Advisor

23 February 2017

Contact Telephone: (09) 890 8156

Email: tam.white@aucklandcouncil.govt.nz

Website: www.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz

 

 


TERMS OF REFERENCE

 

 

Purpose

 

·         Provide advice to the council in relation to:

-     the direction and content of strategies, policies and initiatives

-     any matter that the panel considers to be of particular interest or concern to the historic heritage of Auckland

·         To deliver advice for improving the promotion and management of historic heritage of the Auckland region

·         Advise Auckland Council on council processes and mechanisms for engagement with the historic heritage community, including owners of heritage buildings in Auckland.

·         To recommend historic heritage expert membership and provide advice to the Auckland Urban Design Panel.

 

 

Scope

 

To provide a forum for the consideration of issues affecting historic heritage of the Auckland region and provide advice to the council.

 

 

Priorities

 

The priorities for the panel include:

 

·         Historic Heritage Plan

·         Issues relating to the Unitary Plan

·         Council processes

·         Input into the Auckland Urban Design Panel.

 

 

Membership

 

The panel’s spokesperson is its chairperson.

 

 


Heritage Advisory Panel

28 February 2017

 

 

ITEM   TABLE OF CONTENTS                                                                                        PAGE

1          Apologies                                                                                                                        5

2          Declaration of Interest                                                                                                   5

3          Confirmation of Minutes                                                                                               5

4          Extraordinary Business                                                                                                5

5          Presentation: New Lynn Protection Society                                                              7

6          Heritage Managers Update                                                                                           9

7          Officer Presentation                                                                                                    11

8          Notification of Landowners                                                                                        13

9          Terms of Reference for the Auckland Council Heritage Advisory Panel for the 2016-2019 term                                                                                                                               15 

10        Consideration of Extraordinary Items 

 

 


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

 

There are no minutes to confirm.

 

 

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.”

 

 

 


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Presentation: New Lynn Protection Society

 

File No.: CP2017/00976

 

Purpose

1.       To receive a presentation from Penny Laybourn of the New Lynn Protection Society.

Executive summary

2.       At the request of the Local Board, Councils heritage unit have been exploring ways to protect and restore St Andrews Hall in New Lynn. Options to purchase and redevelop the site have been explored as well as assisting third parties in their endeavours to purchase and restore/redevelop.

3.       These efforts have not been successful.

4.       The New Lynn Protection Society has been involved from the outset and are presenting to the Panel their latest efforts.

Recommendation/s

That the Heritage Advisory Panel:

a)      receive and thank Penny Laybourn from the New Lynn Protection Society for her presentation.

 

Attachments

There are no attachments for this report.     

Signatories

Authoriser

Noel Reardon - Manager Heritage

 


Heritage Advisory Panel

28 February 2017

 

 

Heritage Managers Update

 

File No.: CP2017/00979

 

Purpose

1.       To raise issues of interest to Panel members.

Executive summary

Issues raised by Panel members:

2.       Bill Rayner wanted to discuss issues related to Coronation Hall. The essence of his item is consideration of ideas and options on what can be done to bring the building back to life.

The Old Folks Hall at 8 Gundry Street is now part of the scheduled Karangahape Road Historic Heritage Area (HHA). It is identified as a 'contributing' building.

It is owned at present by the 'Old Folks Ass Inc'.

Heritage Unit Work Programme

3.       There has been an increase in the number of heritage related resource consents/public enquiries since the Unitary Plan become operative in part.

4.       Officers are reviewing the Unitary Plan heritage schedule for errors including:

·    Clause 20A errors – these are minor errors that can be corrected by officers –it is limited to minor matters that do not have any planning affect such as spelling/grammar mistakes.

·    Mapping errors –in some instances scheduled buildings were not correctly mapped resulting in the wrong building being scheduled, only parts of building being scheduled or in some cases incorrect extent of place being mapped. As correcting these errors will have a planning impact these errors will require a plan change to correct.

·    Note that issues of policy are not included in this errors work programme.

5.       At the February 2016 Advisory Panel meeting officers sought advice from the panel regarding prioritisation of work to convert the pre 1944 layer into a proposed plan change. This involved both:

·    areas that Council in evidence and as determined by the survey meet the criteria for

retention in the pre-1944 layer as potential historic character

·    individual sites that while not meeting the criteria as an area are specific sites worthy

of evaluation to determine whether they meet the criteria for scheduling

6.       To date approximately 70 key buildings identified in the pre-1944 survey work as well as some nominated by local boards have been evaluated for potential scheduling in the Unitary Plan. This will require a plan change and will be reported to Council mid this year.

7.       One new Historic Heritage Area has been assessed and will be reported to Council for consideration as a future plan change.

8.       A number of areas (7-8) have been assessed for consideration as Historic Character areas. While the work has been largely completed preparation for any plan change has been put on hold until such time as the Housing New Zealand Appeal to Special/Historic Character has been resolved.

Recommendation/s

That the Heritage Advisory Panel:

a)      receive the update from the Manager Heritage.

 

Attachments

There are no attachments for this report.    

Signatories

Authoriser

Noel Reardon - Manager Heritage

 


Heritage Advisory Panel

28 February 2017

 

 

Officer Presentation

 

File No.: CP2017/01141

 

Purpose

1.       To receive an officer presentation on his experience working in London.

Executive summary

2.       David Bade, Specialist – Built Heritage, has returned from nearly two years working in London. He worked at Historic England (formerly English Heritage) in the Social and Economic Research Team within the Government Advice Team. He will speak to the Panel about “Heritage Counts” - the annual audit of England’s historic environment (www.heritagecounts.org.uk) and would like feedback on how this could be set up in Auckland.

Recommendation/s

That the Heritage Advisory Panel:

a)      thank David Bade, Specialist – Built Heritage for his presentation.

 

Attachments

There are no attachments for this report.    

Signatories

Authoriser

Noel Reardon - Manager Heritage

 


Heritage Advisory Panel

28 February 2017

 

 

Notification of Landowners

 

File No.: CP2017/01702

 

Purpose

1.       To seek the Panels advice on the appropriate process to follow regarding engagement with landowners whose properties have been assessed as suitable for scheduling in the Unitary Plan.

Executive summary

2.       Evaluations of about 70 new historic heritage places have been completed.

3.       These places have been evaluated as meeting the significance thresholds and criteria of the Auckland Unitary Plan (AUP), and therefore may be eligible for inclusion in Schedule 14.1 Schedule of Historic Heritage (Schedule), based on their historic heritage values.

4.       A plan change is required to add any new places to the Schedule.

5.       Section 32 of  the Resource Management Act (RMA) requires an evaluation of any new plan change to determine its appropriateness in achieving the purpose of the RMA; a plan change to add new historic heritage places to the Schedule would require such an evaluation.

6.       Many of the places under consideration are in private ownership; landowners will need to be notified if Council proceeds with a plan change to add places to the Schedule.

7.       The RMA provides for a rule in proposed plan to have immediate legal effect if it protects historic heritage; any place proposed for scheduling will have at least interim protection under  the AUP provisions until the hearing process for a plan change is completed and decisions on submissions are made (section 86B RMA).

8.       There are options for when to notify landowners; each option has benefits and risks.

Notification – Options

9.       Early notification – before notification of a plan change:

·    may provide an opportunity to inform, educate and engage with landowners prior to a decision being taken to propose the scheduling of their property

·    is likely to identify landowners who will support scheduling and those who will oppose it; may be beneficial in terms of how Council should proceed with a plan change and/or where to direct resources for a plan change

·    makes Council’s intentions transparent from the outset

·    may increase the risk of demolition or destruction of the place as landowner could obtain consent to demolish/destroy/relocate prior to notification of a plan change

·    may delay the preparation of a plan change, e.g. if Council decides to engage with landowners.

10.     Notify as required under the RMA (i.e. landowner to receive notice of proposed plan change):

·    Submissions process provides for landowner participation; their views will be considered if they make a submission on the plan change

·    Council unlikely to understand level of support for/opposition to the plan change

·    Minimal risk of demolition/destruction as place will have immediate protection under s86B of the RMA

·    Unlikely to have any effect on plan change timeframes

 

Recommendation/s

That the Heritage Advisory Panel:

a)      receive the report and provide advice as appropriate.

 

Attachments

There are no attachments for this report.    

Signatories

Authors

Noel Reardon - Manager Heritage

 


Heritage Advisory Panel

28 February 2017

 

 

Terms of Reference for the Auckland Council Heritage Advisory Panel for the 2016-2019 term

 

File No.: CP2017/01809

 

Purpose

1.       To note the terms of reference for the Heritage Advisory Panel for the 2016-2019 term of the council.

Executive summary

2.       The mayor established the Heritage Advisory Panel for the 2016-2019 term to offer advice to the council on built and cultural heritage issues in Auckland.

3.       The terms of reference for the Heritage Advisory Panel contain the scope of the panel’s work and guidelines for membership.

4.       The terms of reference are in Attachment A. They have been updated to meet the requirements of the 2016-2019 term.

5.       The panel’s term will end one month prior to the next local government elections in September 2019.

Recommendation/s

That the Heritage Advisory Panel:

a)      note the terms of reference of the Heritage Advisory Panel for the 2016-2019 term.

Comments

6.       The Heritage Advisory Panel was established in the 2010-2013 term to advise the governing body and council staff within the remit of built and cultural heritage issues addressed in the Auckland Plan on the following areas:

·    council policies, plans and strategies

·    regional and strategic matters

·    any matter of particular interest or concern to heritage communities.

 

7.       On 2 November 2016, the mayor re-established the Heritage Advisory Panel for the 2016-2019 term with the governing body’s endorsement. The terms of reference are in Attachment A.

8.       Changes to the terms of reference include meeting frequency. In the 2016-2019 term, the panel will meet quarterly to discuss heritage issues. The panel may submit their recommendations on important heritage issues to the Environment and Community Committee if required.

9.       The panel may have up to 16 members including the chair. Panel members include community members and experts in the heritage sector who can offer in-depth advice on the council’s plans and strategies for built and cultural heritage.

10.     The mayor appointed Councillor Mike Lee as the panel chair for the 2016-2019 term of the council. The chair may appoint a deputy chair to perform any delegated tasks in his absence.

Consideration

Local board views and implications

11.     Local board members consider the panel as one of council’s engagement channels to better understand heritage issues in Auckland. Local board members may attend panel meetings when relevant agendas affecting specific local boards are presented to the panel

Māori impact statement

12.     The panel has a Māori member and will consider Māori perspectives on issues relevant to cultural heritage.

Implementation

13.     The form and structure of panel meetings may be reviewed prior to or after the end of 2017. The panel’s term will end one month prior to the next local government elections in September 2019.

Attachments

No.

Title

Page

a

Terms of Reference for the Auckland Council Heritage Advisory Panel for the 2016-2019 term

17

     

Signatories

Author

Austin Kim - Principal Advisor Panels

Authorisers

Marguerite Delbet - General Manager Democracy Services

Noel Reardon - Manager Heritage

 


Heritage Advisory Panel

28 February 2017