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

 

Date:                      

Time:

Meeting Room:

Venue:

 

Thursday, 23 February 2017

5.15pm

Waiheke Local Board Office
10 Belgium Street
Ostend
Waiheke

 

Waiheke Local Board

 

OPEN AGENDA

 

 

 

MEMBERSHIP

 

Chairperson

Paul Walden

 

Deputy Chairperson

Cath Handley

 

Members

Shirin Brown

 

 

John Meeuwsen

 

 

Bob Upchurch

 

 

(Quorum 3 members)

 

 

 

Safia Cockerell

Democracy Advisor

 

15 February 2017

 

Contact Telephone: 021 2838 212

Email: Safia.Cockerell@aucklandcouncil.govt.nz

Website: www.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz

 

 


 

 


Waiheke Local Board

23 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     Submission concerning transport, environment and governance matters  5

9          Public Forum                                                                                                                  6

9.1     Submission regarding double decker buses and local governance              6

10        Extraordinary Business                                                                                                6

11        Notices of Motion                                                                                                          7

12        Councillor's Update                                                                                                       9

13        Te Matuku Bay Walkway                                                                                             11

14        Waiheke, Waitakere Ranges and Great Barrier Local Boards shared practice workshop                                                                                                                                       41

15        Auckland Transport Waiheke Local Board  Update - February 2016                    55

16        ATEED six-monthly report to the Waiheke Local Board                                        79

17        Board Member's Report                                                                                             97

18        Governance Forward Work Programme                                                                 103

19        List of resource consents                                                                                         107

20        Waiheke Local Board Workshop Record of Proceedings                                    113  

21        Consideration of Extraordinary Items 

 

 


1          Welcome

 

Kua uru mai a hau kaha, a hau maia, a hau ora, a hau nui,

Ki runga, ki raro, ki roto, ki waho

Rire, rire hau…pai marire

 

Translation (non-literal)  - Rama Ormsby

Let the winds bring us inspiration from beyond,

Invigorate us with determination and courage to achieve our aspirations for abundance and sustainability

Bring the calm, bring all things good, bring peace….good peace.

 

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 Waiheke Local Board:

a)         confirm the ordinary minutes of its meeting, held on Thursday, 2 February 2017, as a true and correct record.

 

 

5          Leave of Absence

 

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

 

6          Acknowledgements

 

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

 

7          Petitions

 

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 Waiheke 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       Submission concerning transport, environment and governance matters

Purpose

1.       Waiheke residents - Pam Oliver, Belinda Robinson, Stephanie Honeychurch and John Stansfield will be in attendance to present their submission to the local board concerning transport, environment and governance matters.

 

Recommendation/s

That the Waiheke Local Board:

a)      note the attachments received from Waiheke residents concerning transport, environment and governance matters.

b)      thank Pam Oliver, Belinda Robinson, Stephanie Honeychurch and John Stansfield for their attendance and presentation.

 

Attachments

a          Submission to the Waiheke Island Local Board................................... 123

b          Appendix 1 Letter to Auckland Council 12 January 2017................... 127

c         Appendix 2 Letter to Auckland Council 27 January 2017................... 135

d         Appendix 3 Reply from Mark Lambert, Auckland Transport.............. 139

e          ATCOP Design Guide Waiheke LB as submitted............................... 141

f          CCO Accountability Review................................................................ 159

 

 

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.

 

9.1       Submission regarding double decker buses and local governance

Purpose

1.       Stephanie Honeychurch will be in attendance to present her submission to the local board concerning double decker buses and governance matters.

 

Recommendation/s

That the Waiheke Local Board:

a)      note the submission regarding double decker buses and governance matters.

b)      thank Stephanie Honeychurch for her attendance and presentation.

 

Attachments

a          Submission regarding double decker buses and local governance.... 183

 

 

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.

 


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Councillor's Update

 

File No.: CP2017/00954

 

  

Purpose

1.       Providing Councillor Mike Lee with an opportunity to update the Waiheke Local Board on Governing Body issues.

 

Recommendation

That the Waiheke Local Board

a)   note the verbal update from the Waitemata and Gulf Ward Councillor, Mike Lee.

 

 

Attachments

There are no attachments for this report.     

Signatories

Author

Safia Cockerell - Democracy Advisor - Waiheke

Authoriser

John Nash - Relationship Manager Great Barrier & Waiheke

 


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Te Matuku Bay Walkway

 

File No.: CP2017/00117

 

  

Purpose

1.       To determine the walking track route option at the northern end of the Te Matuku trail is supported by the Waiheke Local Board and to secure additional funding to allow for the build of the board’s preferred option. The report also identifies encroachments from 530 Orapiu Road onto the esplanade reserve in this area and advises on how the various encroachments could be dealt with.

Executive summary

2.       The Te Matuku trail provides a significant link to the Te Ara Hura Walkway, a network of footpaths that connect to create a continuous walking loop of 100 kilometres, circumnavigating the island.

3.       The Waiheke Local Board deferred making a decision (resolution number WHK/2016/180) on the alignment of the Te Matuku walking track at its northern end beside 530 Orapiu Rd until information that addressed the following was provided by staff:

I.  encroachments and land management matters on the reserve and neighbouring property

II.   evaluation including costings, of the following alternative options;

·    Consideration of the adjoining landowners offer of an alternative track route through the property

·    Investigation of alternative route through Squirrels Reserve

·    Investigation of a track route via a coastal board walk below the reserve

III.   confirms that a detailed Kauri dieback management programme for this reserve and the above development options be agreed as part of the proposed report.

4.       This report provides information on the matters set out above and identifies the option preferred by parks staff for the route of the track at its northerly end adjacent to 530 Orapiu Road.

 

Recommendations

That the Waiheke Local Board:

a)      support the proposals to build a publicly accessible walking track across the private property at 530 Orapiu Road as set out in option D and to connect to the Te Matuku Trail with Orapiu Road. 

b)      confirm its expectations that best practice Kauri Dieback management measures be put in place as part of the above works.

c)      support a licenced agreement being entered into with the owners of 530 Orapiu Road in order to secure public access to the Te Matuku trail.

d)      confirm its requirement that encroaching sections of coastal boundary fence around 530 Orapiu Road be relocated to the legal boundary and that all private use of the public esplanade reserve cease.

e)      confirm its requirement that all orchard trees, sheds, garden beds (but not the associated soil) are removed from the esplanade reserve at the landowners cost.

f)       accept that the private dwelling deck at 530 Orapiu Road which partly encroaches on the northern edge of the esplanade reserve may remain for the life of this asset by formal agreement subject to the above matters being agreed.

g)      establish a three year time frame for ceasing private use of the section of driveway that crosses the esplanade reserve at 530 Orapiu Road.

h)      confirm that it does not intend to construct a walkway around the esplanade reserve at 530 Orapiu Road subject to the above matters being agreed but reserves the unencumbered right to do so in future.

i)        approve the allocation of an additional $12,000 LDI funding to complete the Te Matuku Trail as set out in option D of this report.

 

Comments

5.       A new track that extends through the Te Matuku Scenic Reserve has recently been formed. It passes through significant stands of regenerating bush and traces the edge of Te Matuku Marine Reserve. It will, on completion, be approximately four kilometres in length and form the longest single section of trail on the island. However, the alignment of the first section of the trail (between 200 and 450metres in length depending on adopted route) at its northern end (Days Landing – 530 Orapiu Rd) has yet to be approved by the board and physical works on this final connecting section of footpath can’t be undertaken until local board approval has been obtained. 

6.       The presence of a significant stand of Kauri trees and several areas of encroachment from 530 Orapiu Rd onto the esplanade reserve complicates taking this connecting section of footpath around the esplanade reserve and past the northern and western boundaries of 530 Orapiu Rd.

7.       In order to give these two main issues an appropriate level of consideration and weighting in relation to identifying and approving a preferred route for the start of the Te Matuku walking track at its northern end, the following information on encroachments and Kauri dieback is provided.

Encroachments

8.       Two recent boundary surveys have been undertaken to confirm the following encroachments extending out from 530 Orapiu Road onto the esplanade reserve:

·   Sections of fencing totalling approximately 400 metres in length

·   Main driveway / vehicle access

·   Part of the deck attached to the main dwelling.

9.       In addition garden beds, sheds and orchard trees have been added to the esplanade reserve over time and these would need to be removed as determined by a fixed timeframe, primarily because of the perception these elements create in terms of the esplanade reserve being regarded as private property. The trees are to be felled at ground level, the stumps treated and all arisings removed from the esplanade reserve. Soil from the garden beds is to be left on site.

10.     It is recommended that the relevant sections of fencing around 530 Orapiu Road be relocated to the legal boundary at the council’s cost and that all private use of the public esplanade reserve cease.

11.     With regard to the deck, it is recommended that council record this encroachment in the Land Information Memorandum (LIM) records. An agreement can be reached between the council and the owners to provide for the encroaching part of deck to remain for its useful life, including normal maintenance. At the end of its useful life, the encroaching elements of the deck would be removed and not replaced.

12.     With regard to the vehicle access it is recommended that council serve a notice on the owners to cease using the unauthorised section of driveway that crosses the esplanade reserve within a fixed timeframe (ie.three years). This would allow for the construction of a new alternative driveway that linked private property directly with the road reserve rather than across the esplanade reserve. Once agreement is reached with the owners the current driveway encroachment may also be recorded on the property LIM and form part of an agreement that covered both encroachment issues as well as an access agreement (assuming option D is adopted).

13.     The alternative is to deal with the establishment of access rights over 530 Orapiu Rd and encroachment issues associated with the same property as two separate and unconnected processes. This would enable the realignment of fencing encroachments (estimated at $30,000 to fix) to be agreed between the two parties at a later date.    

 

Kauri dieback

14.     Infrastructure and Environmental Services reported to the board at their August 2016 business meeting that there is a strong scientific correlation between track proximity and Kauri dieback disease. It is recommended that the track project is delivered in accordance with the Standard Operating Procedures for Kauri Dieback (attachment C) which were developed and introduced throughout the council family during the 2015/2016 year.

15.     These operating procedures state that:

·   new tracks should avoid kauri, where possible

·   existing tracks should be re-routed to avoid kauri, where possible

·       where tracks do come close to kauri trees, the walking surface should be elevated away from kauri root zones by building board walks, where practical

·   phytosanitary stations (trigene hygiene stations) and promotional material should be installed and maintained at relevant track entrances.

16.     Waiheke Island is currently free from Kauri Dieback and every effort should be made to ensure this continues. In this regard it has provisionally been agreed with the Biosecurity Department that fencing issues will be addressed by ensuring there is no land disturbance within 30 metres of the stand of Kauri trees. This will mean cutting off existing fence posts, where they encroach onto the esplanade reserve, rather than digging them out and ensuring new sections of fencing over the same area have sufficient strainer posts to allow for the fence to span post free for approximately 30 metres.

 

Walking track route options

17.     Four route options (see attachment A) are set out in this report. Three of these utilise approximately 450 metres of the esplanade reserve and follow a similar route around the northern boundary of 530 Orapiu Rd but with variations on the western side of the property close to the stand of Kauris. The fourth option adopts a different route by crossing private property (530 Orapiu Rd).

18.       The four route options with associated pros and cons are set out in the table below:

Option

Detail

Pros

Cons

A

600mm wide tramping track following the route of the esplanade reserve around the northern and western boundaries of 530 Orapiu and integrating a 750mm wide section of boardwalk just to the north of the Kauri trees. Approx $35,000 to deliver.

·    Built on public land

·    Moderate cost ($35,000 compared to $12,000 for option ‘D’ and $100,000 for option ‘C’)

·    Does not ‘avoid’ Kauri trees

·    Higher likelihood of compromising health of Kauri throughout the island

·    Need to include phytosanitary stations with ongoing servicing requirements

B

Similar route to ‘a’ but moving the section of boardwalk further north and therefore further away from the Kauri trees. Approx $35,000 to deliver.

·    Built on public land

·    Moderate cost ($35,000 compared to $12,000 for option ‘D’ and $100,000 for option ‘C’)

·    Does not ‘avoid’ Kauri trees

·    Higher likelihood of compromising health of Kauri throughout the island

·    Need to include phytosanitary stations with ongoing servicing requirements

C

Deviates from options A and B by taking the second section of the path (approx. 250metres) to the southern / western side of the Kauri trees and into the sea requiring the construction of two sections of boardwalk. Approx $100,000 to deliver.   

 

·    Built on public land

 

·    Does not ‘avoid’ Kauri trees

·    Higher likelihood of compromising health of Kauri throughout the island

·    Partly built below  Mean High Water Springs

·    Need to include phytosanitary station  with ongoing servicing requirements

·    Highest cost option.

·    Minimum of two years to complete

D

Goes from road reserve onto private land (530 Orapiu Rd) and requiring additional signage, kissing gates and gravelling up of up to 130metres of track in order to provide for year round access through private property. Approx $12,000 to deliver. 

·    Avoids Kauri trees

·    Lowest cost option

·    No phytosanitary stations required

 

·     Largely built on private land

 

19.     In addition the board asked for an investigation of an alternative route through Squirrel’s Reserve.

 

20.     Squirrel’s Reserve is a narrow access way reserve running from Orapiu Rd to Te Matuku Bay Esplanade Reserve (see attachment B).  It descends from 100metres to sea level over a distance of 400metres with at least 75metres of descent over a 1:6 grade. This section would require steps to make it safely passable. The estimated cost for forming the track including these steps would be $80,000. Whilst this route would take people well away from the Kauri trees it would mean that they would have to walk an additional 750metres along the roadside to get to the entrance to the track. This route is therefore not recommended.

 

21.     Option D is identified by parks staff as the preferred option because it ensures the highest level of protection for the stand of Kauri trees, plus disease free status of the island, while at the same time providing a cost effective means of securing public access to the Te Matuku walking track. It also does not prevent the public accessing any part of the esplanade reserve should they so choose and does not restrict future track formation over the reserve if required. Since the location of the track in option D is a significant distance from the Kauri,  no footwear cleaning stations or Kauri dieback signage is required and in contrast to options A,B and C.

 

22.     The owners of 530 Orapiu Road benefit from having the walking track crossing their land in two ways. Firstly they intend to build a café on their property adjacent to the proposed route set out in option D and the location of the walkway would significantly benefit this business. Secondly, taking the majority of walkers off the relevant section of esplanade reserve would maintain a higher level of privacy, and perceptions of security around their property, than would otherwise be achieved.

 

23.     The preferred mechanism for formalising an agreement is by means of an easement which would be registered on the title and remains in perpetuity. However the owners are reluctant to pursue an easement.

 

24.     The alternative option is for structures and public access over the private property to be authorized by means of a licence. The weakness of a licence is that it is an agreement with the current owners only. Therefore, if the property was sold, the licence would not bind a purchaser, unless they agreed to be so bound. This is a risk that council would need to accept if it entered into a licence with the current owners.

 

25.     The costs of securing a licence would be approximately $1,500 and those associated with an easement (which the property owners at 530 Orapiu Rd are unlikely to agree to) between $5,000 and $10,000.

 

26.     It is considered that the benefits of securing a licence in this instance outweigh the risks, with concerns in this regard relating primarily to biosecurity and financial issues.

         

Consideration

Local board views and implications

27.     The Waiheke Local Board at their business meeting on 25 August 2016 asked for additional information before making a decision relating to this project. The board are now being asked to both approve their preferred route option but also to identify additional funds to enable completion of the Te Matuku walking track.

 

28.     Delegations for approving the relevant encroachments (with conditions) identified in this report, lie with the Waiheke Local Board.

 

Māori impact statement

29.     The contribution of parks outcomes is of significant importance to tangata whenua, their wellbeing, values, culture and traditions. Sites of significance to tangata whenua are an important part of their heritage, established through whakapapa.

30.     Ngati Paoa representatives have visited the site with staff and have not expressed any concerns about the route options put forward. Maintaining Kauri health is a priority for Mana Whenua and they are generally supportive of the development of the trail network that extends around Waiheke Island.

Implementation

 

31.     If the Waiheke Local Board support delivery of route option D, staff recommend the following design detail is included in order to fully address concerns around Kauri dieback and controlling public access over private property:

a)               entrance signage beside Orapiu Rd and over private property

b)               no signage identifying the esplanade reserve

c)               kissing gate entrances at either end of private property (530 Orapiu Rd).

d)               gravelling of track over private property where necessary to ensure that walkers are provided with a surface that maintains its integrity during wet winter periods.

32.     The track structure, irrespective of the route option chosen, must have a surface that prevents any movement of soil/debris and that, where relevant, drainage is directed away from the Kauri trees. Compliance with the Kauri dieback Standard Operating Procedures must also be included in any track construction and maintenance contracts.

33.     Phytosanitary stations (trigene hygiene stations) and promotional material, along with appropriate signage would have to be installed and maintained for options A, B or C only.  With reference to materials used for build of the track, the Biosecurity Unit recommend these are sourced on Waiheke to prevent the introduction of pest species.

34.     Council’s Biosecurity Unit will audit compliance.

35.     Additional budget is required to build this final section of the trail (as per either option A, B, C or D set out in attachment A) and to ensure the design details listed above are delivered on the ground. The original LDI budget allocation of $127,000 has been fully committed, and therefore $12,000 additional budget is required to deliver option D on the ground. This sum increases by varying degrees for the three alternative options (A, B, C) presented.

 

Attachments

No.

Title

Page

a

Te Matuku route options

17

b

Squirrel's Reserve route option

19

c

Standard Ops. Procedures for Kauri Dieback

21

     

Signatories

Author

David Barker - Environment and Programmes Team Leader

Authorisers

Mace Ward - General Manager Parks, Sports and Recreation

John Nash - Relationship Manager Great Barrier & Waiheke

 


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Waiheke, Waitakere Ranges and Great Barrier Local Boards shared practice workshop

 

File No.: CP2017/00741

 

  

Purpose

1.       Waiheke Local Board is hosting a joint two day shared practise and site visit workshop with Great Barrier Island and Waitākere Ranges local board members on the 15th and 16th of March 2017 based at Waiheke Island.

2.       Key areas of discussion and investigation will include:

·        weed management and control

·        coastal and marine environment

·        visitor management within areas of high environmental heritage

·        community empowerment and engaging communities.

3.       The Waiheke, Great Barrier Island and Waitākere Ranges local boards have shared themes through their Local Board Plans (see attachment A, B and C).

4.       This development opportunity will support increased collaboration between the local board members across the three local boards, and grow knowledge of leading of practice across areas of shared interest.

 

Recommendations

That the Waiheke Local Board:

a)      approve any related elected member expenses for attending the Waiheke, Waitākere Ranges and Great Barrier Island Local Board’s shared practice workshop be provided for in line with the latest Auckland Council’s Elected Members’ Expense Policy 2014.

b)      approve the costs for the Waiheke, Waitākere Ranges and Great Barrier Island Local Board’s shared practice workshop being divided between the three participating local boards and allocated to the related governance support budget lines.

 

Attachments

No.

Title

Page

a

Waiheke Local Board Plan 2014 - Key initiatives

43

b

Great Barrier Local Board Plan 2014 - key initiatives

47

c

Waitakere Ranges Local Board Plan 2014 - key initiatives

51

      

Signatories

Author

Janine Geddes - Senior Local Board Advisor

Authoriser

John Nash - Relationship Manager Great Barrier & Waiheke

 



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Auckland Transport Waiheke Local Board Update - February 2016

 

File No.: CP2017/01407

 

  

Purpose

1.       To update the Waiheke Local Board on transport issues in the Waiheke Local Board area currently being addressed by Auckland Transport’s Elected Member Relationship Manager. This report covers matters of specific relevance for the Waiheke Local Board and its community and, matters of general interest relating to Auckland Transport activities or the transport sector.

Executive summary

2.       This report covers matters of specific relevance for the Waiheke Local Board and its community; matters of general interest relating to Auckland Transport activities or the transport sector.

3.       In particular, this report provides information on:

·    Matiatia Parking Plan

·    Matiatia Customer Experience Improvements

·    Ferry Update

·    Local Board Transport Capital Fund

·    Quarterly Report

 

Recommendations

That the Waiheke Local Board:

a)         note the Auckland Transport Waiheke Local Board  Update - February 2016 Waiheke Local Board Update – February 2017

b)         support the consent application to improve and extend the boat ramp at Kennedy Point Wharf

c)         request an additional $6,000 and increase from $10,000 previously approved in September 2016 from the Local Board Transport Capital Fund to deliver the bus stop on Belgium Street.

Comments

Monthly Overview

Matiatia Parking Plan

4.       Auckland Transport has prepared a plan for consultation following the request made by the local board at the December board meeting. There were minor changes to the plan proposed from the board, particularly around pricing to ensure it is easy to understand and comply with. This plan will be open for consultation in February 2017.

5.       Auckland Transport will not be consulting on changes to parking at the Keyhole, at Matiatia Wharf. These changes are the result of numerous meetings with Matiatia business and interest groups, it has taken 12 months to reach this point and Auckland Transport expects this to be implemented at the same time as the general parking changes.

 

Matiatia Customer Experience Improvements

6.       In January 2017, board members Handley and Brown participated in the moderation of proposals for the customer experience offerings at Matiatia. Auckland Transport found this process very helpful, and is now in a position to proceed with negotiations with the successful applicants.  

7.       Auckland Transport is committed to working with the successful applicants to ensure their business is sustainable over the quieter times, to allow them to benefit from the next peak season.  Auckland Transport thanks the board for your support during this process and whilst it would have been desirable to have these spaces let before summer, allowing board members to be involved has added value to the process and made it more robust.

Ferry and Wharf Update

8.       Service delivery by Fullers ferry service has been impacted by a number of unplanned maintenance issues and a high number of vessel breakdowns in November and December. Auckland Transport Metro would welcome a workshop with the board to discuss how AT can realistically improve service provision by Fullers within current budget availability.

9.       In November Fullers took delivery of a new vessel (which will be primarily servicing the Waiheke route) and an additional new vessel is expected to commence service in autumn.

10.     Auckland Transport received complaints about the usability of Pier 2C and solutions to improve the Pier 2C are being progressed, with the installation of hydraulics on the gangway flap and improved mobility access expected in the near future.

11.     At the Downtown terminal, new queue management measures have been trialled by Auckland Transport and Fullers. Although these have made small improvements, further work is required in this area. While Auckland Transport is committed to addressing this issue as soon as possible, it also acknowledges that across the whole Waiheke operation further improvement is required and this needs to be in place before next summer.

12.     This year there has been improved co-ordination with the organisers of Sculpture on the Gulf, including delivering improved signage and publicity around the event this year – specifically the accommodation of a promotion site at the Downtown Ferry Terminal in conjunction with one of the exhibitors.

13.     Looking forward, Auckland Transport will soon commence work to investigate opportunities to improve customer amenities at Matiatia. This will help support the new businesses that will be occupying the vacant spaces within the wharf building.

14.     Kennedy Point – there is a procurement process progressing well to deliver the infrastructure improvement works to be constructed in 2017.

15.     Attached to this report is Hauraki Gulf Islands wharf financial summary as attachment C.

Bus Patronage

16.     The bus patronage figure for January is below but this figure comes with the following limitations:

·        Fullers monthly pass holders get bus travel included

·        There are a number of tourist passes that include bus travel

·        As a result there is a risk that the bus drivers may not always record boardings (even with best intentions) and this could be worse during the very busy periods.

a)      Recorded Bus Patronage for Waiheke Bus Company January 2017 Patronage = 93,950

b)      For historical bus patronage tracking including unreported months of September to December 2016, please refer to attachment D.

 

Ferry Patronage

17.     The ferry patronage figures for December are below. Please note that the figures are not received by Auckland Transport until after meeting agendas close, so this information will always be two months behind. Ferry patronage over the summer period to date, appears to be showing an approximately 7% increase on the same time in 2016.

18.     Total Ferry Patronage for Waiheke December 2016 = 273,886

19.     Please refer to attachment D for previous months ferry usage

Local Board Transport Capital Fund (LBTCF)

20.     The Waiheke Local Board’s funding allocation under the LBTCF is currently $200,000 per annum. The board has $588,307 available to spend from their Local Board Transport Capital Fund.

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Belgium Street Precinct Plan

21.     Auckland Transport has engaged contractors to investigate and design improvements to flow on Belgium Street. This report is expected to be available to the local board in May.

22.     The report is expected to cover traffic conflict points, existing traffic counts and options to improve pedestrian and cycling facilities.

Belgium Street Bus Stop

23.     Auckland Transport requested $10,000 in September 2016 for implementation of a larger bus stop on Belgium Street. The amount requested was an estimate based on previous estimates for bus stops on Waiheke. Unfortunately, previous quotes did not include the changes to the Health and Safety legislation which has increase cost installation of the shelter. Requests an additional $6,000 and increase from $10,000 previously approved in September 2016 from the Local Board Transport Capital Fund to deliver the bus stop on Belgium Street.

Quarterly Report

24.     Attached is the quarterly report up to December 2016. This is a retrospective look at work completed by Auckland Transport regionally and locally.

·    QR Attachment A– Report from Auckland Transport departments on what they have done in each local board area over the past quarter

·    QR Attachment B – Report on Travelwise Schools activities

Consideration

Local board views and implications

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

Māori impact statement

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

Implementation

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

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

 

Attachments

No.

Title

Page

a

AT Activities in Waiheke Oct-Dec 16

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b

AT School Community Transport

73

c

Hauraki Gulf Islands wharf financial summary

75

d

Ferry & Bus numbers on Waiheke

77

     

Signatories

Author

Melanie Dale, Elected Member Relationship Manager, Auckland Transport 

Authorisers

Jonathan Anyon, Manager Elected Member Relationship Unit, Auckland Transport

John Nash - Relationship Manager Great Barrier & Waiheke

 


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ATEED six-monthly report to the Waiheke Local Board

 

File No.: CP2017/01413

 

  

Purpose

1.       To provide the six-monthly report from Auckland Tourism, Events & Economic Development (ATEED) on their activities in the local board area.

Executive summary

2.       This report provides the Waiheke 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

That the Waiheke Local Board:

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

 

 

Comments

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

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 Waiheke Local Board

81

     

Signatories

Authors

Chris Lock, Senior Strategic Advisor – Local Boards (ATEED)

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

Samantha-Jane Miranda, Operational Strategy Advisor (ATEED)

Authorisers

Susan Sawbridge, Manager Stakeholder Relations (ATEED)

John Nash - Relationship Manager Great Barrier & Waiheke

 


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Board Member's Report

 

File No.: CP2017/01418

 

  

Executive summary

1.       Providing board members with an opportunity to update the local board on the projects and issues they have been involved with and to draw the board’s attention to any other matters of interest.

 

Recommendation

That the Waiheke Local Board:

a)      note board member Shirin Brown’s report.

 

Attachments

No.

Title

Page

a

Board member S Brown report

99

     

Signatories

Author

Safia Cockerell - Democracy Advisor - Waiheke

Authoriser

John Nash - Relationship Manager Great Barrier & Waiheke

 


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Governance Forward Work Programme

 

File No.: CP2017/00956

 

  

Executive Summary

1.       Attached is a copy of the Governance Forward Work Programme for Waiheke which is a schedule of items that will come before the board at business meetings and workshops over the next 12 months. 

 

Recommendation

That the Waiheke Local Board:

a)      note the Governance Forward Work Programme.

 

 

Attachments

No.

Title

Page

a

Governance Forward Work Programme

105

     

Signatories

Author

Safia Cockerell - Democracy Advisor - Waiheke

Authoriser

John Nash - Relationship Manager Great Barrier & Waiheke

 


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List of resource consents

 

File No.: CP2017/00947

 

  

Executive Summary

1.          Attached are the lists of resource consent applications related to Waiheke Island received on 20 to 27 January 2017 and 28 January to 3 February 2017.

 

Recommendation

That the Waiheke Local Board:

a)      note the lists of resource consents lodged related to Waiheke Island from 20 to 27 January 2017 and 28 January to 3 February 2017.

 

 

Attachments

No.

Title

Page

a

Resource consent applications received 20 to 27 Jan 2017

109

b

Resource consent applications received 28 Jan - 3 Feb 2017

111

    

Signatories

Author

Safia Cockerell - Democracy Advisor - Waiheke

Authorisers

Karen Lyons - General Manager Local Board Services

John Nash - Relationship Manager Great Barrier & Waiheke

 


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Waiheke Local Board Workshop Record of Proceedings

 

File No.: CP2017/01494

 

  

Executive Summary

1.       Attached are copies of the record of proceedings of the Waiheke Local Board workshops held on 24 January 2017, 2 February 2017 and 9 February 2017.

 

Recommendation

That the Waiheke Local Board

a)      note the record of proceedings of the Waiheke Local Board workshops held on 24 January 2017, 2 February 2017 and 9 February 2017.

 

Attachments

No.

Title

Page

a

Waiheke Local Board Workshop proceedings 24 January 2017

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b

Waiheke Local Board Workshop proceedings 2 February 2017

117

c

Waiheke Local Board Workshop proceedings 9 February 2017

119

    

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Author

Safia Cockerell - Democracy Advisor - Waiheke

Authorisers

John Nash - Relationship Manager Great Barrier & Waiheke

Karen Lyons - General Manager Local Board Services

 


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ATTACHMENTS

 

Item 8.1      Attachment a    Submission to the Waiheke Island Local Board Page 123

Item 8.1      Attachment b    Appendix 1 Letter to Auckland Council 12 January 2017                                                                       Page 127

Item 8.1      Attachment c    Appendix 2 Letter to Auckland Council 27 January 2017                                                                       Page 135

Item 8.1      Attachment d    Appendix 3 Reply from Mark Lambert, Auckland Transport                                                                       Page 139

Item 8.1      Attachment e    ATCOP Design Guide Waiheke LB as submitted Page 141

Item 8.1      Attachment f    CCO Accountability Review                          Page 159

Item 9.1      Attachment a    Submission regarding double decker buses and local governance                                                    Page 183


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