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

 

Date:                      

Time:

Meeting Room:

Venue:

 

Wednesday, 28 June 2017

3.00pm

Room 1, Level 26
135 Albert Street
Auckland

 

Auckland City Centre Advisory Board

 

OPEN AGENDA

 

 

 

MEMBERSHIP

 

Chairperson

Mr John Coop

Corporate sector

Deputy Chair

Mr Andrew Gaukrodger

Corporate sector

Members

Ms Viv Beck

Business Improvement District

 

Member Shale Chambers

Waitemata Local Board, Auckland Council

 

Mr Greg Cohen

Tourism/Travel

 

Mr Ben Corban

Arts and Cultural Sector

 

Mr Terry Cornelius, JP, FCA

Retail sector

 

Cr Chris Darby

Auckland Council (Mayor’s alternate)

 

Mayor Hon Phil Goff, JP

Auckland Council

 

Mr Stephen Greenfield

City Centre Residents Group

 

Mr Dane  Grey

Ngāti Whātua Ōrākei

 

Mr Mark Kingsford

Corporate sector

 

Cr Mike Lee

Liaison councillor, Auckland Council

 

Ms Amy Malcolm

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

 

Mr James Mooney

Urban design/institute of architects

 

Mr Nigel Murphy

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

 

Mr Adam  Parkinson

City Centre Residents Group

 

Mr Patrick Reynolds

Transport representative

 

Mr Michael Richardson

Business Improvement District

 

Mr Alex Voutratzis

Property Council of NZ

 

(Quorum 10 members)

 

 

Kalinda  Gopal, Governance Advisor

23 June 2017

Contact Telephone: 021 723 228

Email: kalinda.gopal@aucklandcouncil.govt.nz

Website: www.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz

 


TERMS OF REFERENCE

 

(Excerpt –full terms of reference available as a separate document)

 

1.       These terms of reference set out the roles, responsibilities and working arrangements for the Auckland City Centre Advisory Board.

2.       The board is a key advisory body, with no decision-making or autonomous budgetary authority.

3.       The board will assist the Auckland Council, specifically the Governing Body and the Waitematā Local Board and Auckland Council Controlled Organisations to oversee and be a key advisor to the Auckland Council on achieving the vision and strategic outcomes of the Auckland Plan, the City Centre Masterplan, the expenditure of the city centre targeted rate and city centre issues.

 

Membership:

Includes the Mayor, one councillor, an alternate councillor and one local board member.

 

The board should include members who can provide expert advice on many areas including transport, landscape, environment and youth sectors. The membership includes a position for Mana Whenua. Representatives from CCOs may be board members without voting rights. The number of the board members should be between 16 and 21 at any time.

 

The new panel’s term should end one month prior to the next local government elections in 2019. The membership of the panel may be rolled over for more than one electoral term of three years.

 

 


Auckland City Centre Advisory Board

28 June 2017

 

 

ITEM   TABLE OF CONTENTS                                                                                        PAGE

1          Apologies                                                                                                                        5

2          Declaration of Interest                                                                                                   5

3          Confirmation of Minutes                                                                                               5

4          Extraordinary Business                                                                                                5

5          Downtown area and Lower Queen Street/ Britomart Station surrounds- design and progress update                                                                                                             7

6          City Centre Progress Update for ACCAB - to 16 June 2017                                    9

7          Auckland Plan refresh 2018: early feedback to inform draft plan                         19

8          City Centre Governance Structure                                                                            31

9          O'Connell Street Public Art                                                                                        33 

10        Consideration of Extraordinary Items 

 

 


1          Apologies

 

Apologies from Member A Voutratzis , Mayor P Goff and Member S Chambers have been received.

 

2          Declaration of Interest

 

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

 

3          Confirmation of Minutes

 

That the Auckland City Centre Advisory Board:

a)         confirm the ordinary minutes of its meeting, held on Wednesday, 24 May 2017 as a true and correct record.

 

 

4          Extraordinary Business

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

 

 


Auckland City Centre Advisory Board

28 June 2017

 

 

Downtown area and Lower Queen Street/ Britomart Station surrounds- design and progress update

 

File No.: CP2017/12405

 

Purpose

1.       To provide an update and information on Downtown spaces progress and seek support for the $10million targeted rate allocation towards the Lower Queen Street and Britomart Station surrounds as part of the City Rail Link works.

Executive summary

2.       The City Rail Link Project Team, Auckland Transport and Auckland Council, will attend the meeting to provide a design and progress update on the Downtown area and Lower Queen Street/Britomart Station surrounds.

3.       Precinct Properties will attend the meeting to provide an update on the Commercial Bay project taking place in Lower Queen Street.

Recommendation/s

That the Auckland City Centre Advisory Board:

a)      receive the design and progress update on the Downtown area and Lower Queen Street/Britomart Station surrounds.

b)      endorse the allocation of $10 million from the City Centre Targeted Rate for the Lower Queen Street and Britomart Station surrounds as part of the City Rail Link works.

 

Attachments

There are no attachments for this report.     

Signatories

Author

Kalinda  Gopal - Governance Advisor

Authoriser

Barry Potter - Director Infrastructure and Environmental Services

 


Auckland City Centre Advisory Board

28 June 2017

 

 

City Centre Progress Update for ACCAB - to 16 June 2017

 

File No.: CP2017/11794

 

Purpose

1.       To update the Auckland City Centre Advisory Board (ACCAB) on progress on City Centre projects and initiatives to 16 June 2017.

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

a.       Programming Activities

b.       Operations

c.       Delivery Projects

 

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

Feasibility / Investigation

        

Design / Consultation

 

Construction

 

 

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

Executive summary (highlights)

Britomart Streetscapes - Stage 2: Galway Street East

3.       Construction is progressing well and is on track to be completed in July 2017.

Ellen Melville Centre and Freyberg Place Upgrade

4.       Paving works are nearly complete.  A large pohutukawa tree was successfully transplanted into its new home last week.  Other planting and installation of street furniture within the Square is due to start in July. 

Karangahape Road Streetscape Enhancement and Cycleway

5.       Tender evaluation in progress for detailed design consultants, hoping to appoint early July.

O’Connell Street Public Art

6.       Artwork due to be installed August 2017.  The Public Arts team will be presenting at the June meeting

City Centre Masterplan Implementation

7.       Refresh of the Downtown Framework is underway (including work on the Harbour Stitch and Victoria/Wellesley Streets.  Queen Street LRT implications are being considered.  Details are expected by end of July and the team will present to ACCAB in July or August.

Homelessness policy work

8.       The Community & Social Policy Department is working towards a report on council’s future approach to homelessness.  The team will be presenting to ACCAB in July.

 


 

Albert Street and Lower Queen Street Public Realm Works

9.       Plans presented at the ACCAB meeting in May were well received.  Further feedback from the Council Projects Design Review Panel in May have been incorporated, the CRL team will be updating the Board at this meeting.

Wynyard Quarter and Central Wharves Frameworks

10.     Work is progressing well.  Implementation timeframes and the impact of Long-term Plan funding is being considered.  The Frameworks will be considered as part of the City Centre and Waterfront prioritisation work.

Learning Quarter

11.     Joint Auckland Council and Auckland Transport work to meet safety concerns is underway in Albert Park.  This is on track for completion by year end.  Outcomes of the Mid Town East West Public Transport Study will be discussed with the Universities at the Vice Chancellors/Chief Executives meeting in early July.

 

Recommendation/s

That the Auckland City Centre Advisory Board:

a)      receive the City Centre progress report update to 16 June 2017.

 

Comments

Programming

Overall City Centre Planning

12.     There is significant work being undertaken to integrate critical planning elements for the City Centre as part of the Long-term Plan refresh. This includes the refresh of the City Centre Master Plan implementation strategy, waterfront planning and transport strategy. The work is being coordinated through the City Centre Governance framework and will be finalized over the coming months, in time for the political engagement process for the Long-term Plan, which commences end of August. In the lead up to this, the City Centre teams will be looking to workshop the key elements of this planning with the councillors and ACCAB. An engagement schedule is currently being prepared, and workshops will be confirmed soon.

Lower Queen St & Albert St Reinstatement upgrades

13.     The City Rail Link team presented updated concepts for Albert St to ACCAB, outlining several options for where and how the Targeted Rate contribution ($20 million) could be utilized – the concepts were well received and ACCAB endorsed the allocation of funding as outlined in the presentation, including future proofing for bus bays.

14.     The City Rail Link team presented latest designs for Lower Queen Street to the Council Projects Design Review Panel on 1 May 2017.  The Auckland Design Office and City Rail Link team have worked through the feedback from the design panel, and will be updating ACCAB at this meeting in a joint presentation with Precinct Properties.

 

Wynyard Quarter Framework

15.     The Wynyard Quarter Framework Plan is progressing, with proposed recommendations having been submitted to the Panuku Board in mid-May. The Framework Plan and implementation options will be workshopped with the Planning Committee in July as part of a wider workshop on the waterfront (which will include the future of the port), before going to the August Planning Committee meeting. A presentation to the ACCAB can also be scheduled for July.

16.     Once the direction and intent of the Wynyard Quarter Framework Plan has been endorsed by the Planning Committee, work can continue on the implementation programme and funding proposals.

17.     This will form part of the City Centre and Waterfront prioritisation process to enable cross-council understanding of the interdependence of a vast range of projects to be put forward for the 2018-2028 Long-term Plan.  

 

Central Wharves Framework

18.     Work is progressing on the Central Wharves Framework as part of the Waterfront Plan refresh, with several workshops held to date. The workshops have focused on refreshing stakeholders on the background of the Central Wharves Strategy, and the discussion of options to be considered, taking account of scenarios which include Captain Cook Wharf transitioning to cruise use, Capitan Cook Wharf not being available for cruise use, and there being no further extensions/structures or reclamations.

19.     Implementation timeframes and the impact of limited Long-term Plan funding are also being considered and will be focused on in subsequent workshops.

20.     As part of the development of the Framework Plan, ATEED have commissioned Market Economics to peer review the cruise scenarios produced for the Cruise Action Plan and subsequently modified for the Queens Wharf mooring dolphin, and to model the scenarios on a similar basis to that used for the Cruise New Zealand Economic Impacts report. A workshop will be held with Market Economics on 29 June to discuss the assumptions and projections for these scenarios. The Wynyard Quarter Framework Plan is progressing, with proposed recommendations having been submitted to the Panuku Board in mid-May. The Framework Plan and implementation options will now be workshopped with the Planning Committee in July as part of the wider waterfront workshop.

 


Learning Quarter

21.     A project to install a network of CCTV cameras in Albert Park is underway.  Work should be completed by end of the year

22.     Levels of night time light in Albert Park are set to improve as a suitable light kit has been sourced to enable the existing bulbs to be changed to LED bulbs.  The heritage lamp posts will remain in place, only light bulbs will change.  This project is due for completion by the end of the year.

23.     Investigation work for the restoration of Albert Park’s historic band rotunda and Caretaker’s Cottage has been completed.  Physical work will begin in the first quarter of the new financial year.

24.     Maintenance works on the Albert Park pathways have been completed.

25.     The Mid Town East West Public Transport Study project team has identified a preferred option for further investigation.  AT began public engagement closed on 24 April 2017.  AT will release the findings by the end of June and it is expected that they will present these to ACCAB in the July meeting.

26.     The Learning Quarter Working Group, comprising of Auckland Council, Auckland University of Technolog and the University of Auckland) has been reconvened and met on18 May 2017.

27.     The Vice Chancellors/Chief Executives meeting will be held on 3 July 2017.

Homelessness

28.     The Community Empowerment Unit has been progressing discussion with the Auckland City Mission around the feasibility of installing storage lockers specifically for rough sleepers in the city centre.  The lockers were to be managed by the Auckland City Mission and a potential site had emerged on the St Matthews in the City church grounds.  However, the discussions have highlighted that the significant resource requirements on the Auckland City Mission to manage the service, combined with the organisation’s upcoming move to new premises to enable development of their existing site, means that the storage locker pilot is not currently feasible.  There is potentially an opportunity to support the Auckalnd City Mission in trialing the installation of storage lockers within their new premises. This is for Auckland City Mission to determine and they will keep us informed as appropriate.  At a strategic level, the Community Empowerment Unit is highlighting the opportunity for public amenities in the city centre to be considered by the new city centre and waterfront governance framework.  This aligns with the feedback we have received from the sector, rough sleepers themselves, the Rough Sleeping Steering Group and the Community and Development Safety Committee that highlights responses which enhance public amenities that are accessible to all are preferential.

29.     James Liston Hostel have advised that refurbishment designs are close to being finalised and the intention is to apply for resource consent and building consent in the near future with construction beginning approximately January 2018. Leigh Redshaw, Strategic Funding Advisor, Community and Social Policy is attending the fortnightly project control group to represent council and ensure contractual obligations are met in respect of the $2 million investment of the City Centre Targeted Rate.

30.     Auckland Council’s Affordable Housing Policy Team, in the Community and Social Policy Department, is undertaking policy work on homelessness.  This work involves reviewing the literature (including international case studies), interviewing key informants, describing what council and other agencies currently do, and assessing available levers in order to identify option for council’s position and potential role in addressing homelessness.

31.     The work will inform council’s future approach to homelessness.  A report will be presented to the Environment and Community Committee on 8 August 2017.  The proposed timeframe has been extended to allow more engagement with Local Boards.

32.     The Policy Team plan to present to ACCAB at the July meeting.

High Street District Framework Plan

33.     Concept paper and programme have been discussed with Heart of the City in April to commence work on the High Street District Framework.  Pre-framework investigations, directed by resolution if the Auckland Council Planning Committee, are underway and are expected to be completed in August.  An internal preparatory workshop is being organized with Council and Heart of the City to develop stakeholder and urban design approaches, this will take place in late May.  The High Street District Framework is expected to take place July- October 2017.

Activate Auckland

34.     The Activate Auckland team is working with Precinct and the City Rail Link team to ensure a people friendly space in Lower Queen Street during the ongoing construction work.

35.     The PlaceKit is a series of bespoke temporary place shaping tools that can be used to improve amenity during change, better link spaces and allow for a stepped, cost-effective approach to significant infrastructure change and development.  Final design will be completed in June, prototypes will be delivered in August and the full kit will be constructed between October 2107 and June 2018.

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


 

City Centre Masterplan (CCMP) Implementation

37.     Harbour Stitch – Downtown Framework Refresh:

Work is underway to refresh the Downtown Framework (2014) to link the city centre and the waterfront. 

The refresh will consider high quality public realm implications and will look to align with the City Centre Transport Network, recent development investment, and the Central Wharves Strategy. 

Reference design options will be developed for Britomart East/West to provide strong city centre to waterfront linkages with the City Centre Transport Network. Britomart East bus PT interchange has an end of May date for options with a decision following from AT.

To date work has closely involved Auckland Tranport and Panuku. Progress has been presented to the Downtown Infrastructure Development Group and will be presented to the City Centre/Waterfront PCG at the end of June.  The project team has met with members of Mana Whenua as part pf the City Rail Link Mana Whenua Forum.  The project team is also coordinating with Precinct Properties and City Rail Link’s Lower Queen Street and Lower Albert Street projects.  Work is expected to the completed by the end of July, at which time it will be workshopped with the Planning Committee and the ACCAB.

38.     Victoria and Wellesley Streets:

Auckland Transport consulted on options for routing eastbound isthmus buses within the city centre, including their preferred option which is to have these buses travel via Victoria Street.  Auckland Transport is considering feedback and will use it to Inform the development of options as they are taken forward

As consultation concludes council will work with Auckland Transport  to develop comprehensive reference designs for these two streets. Auckland Transport will then seek further public feedback on detailed designs for the Midtown bus plans and how to create vibrant public spaces together with the bus infrastructure.

39.     Queen Street LRT implications:

Work is underway to develop a scope and project plan as part of the Long-term Plan scenario planning.  The Auckland Design Office are also working with various departments in Auckland Transport, including the light rail team to understand implications of light rail on Queen Street, and to develop a parking and  servicing strategy for the city centre. .

All work related to City Centre Master Plan implementation is being coordinated through the cross council City Centre & Waterfront Programme Control Group.Out of the Auckland Council Planning Committee resolution on City Centre Masterplan projects came the following activities. A joint workshop of the City Centre Executive Steering Group and the Project Control Group took place on 10 May 2017 to agree a preferred scenario for the pace of implementation of the City Centre Master Plan.  This workshop agreed on a more aggressive scenario assuming the ability to achieve a 20% reduction in general traffic entering and exiting the City Centre at peak periods, the 2012 CCMP assumed that general traffic volumes would remain static.

Cycle Network

40.     Quay St segment of the Tamaki Drive Cycleway: Construction has been delayed due to the resource consent application being notified.

41.     Nelson St Cycleway: The section of the Nelson St Cycleway from Victoria St to Pakenham St East in Market Place, and Pitt St from Beresford Square to Hobson St has been awarded for construction. Works are scheduled to commence in early June and be completed in September Plans for the remaining section of Market Pl, Customs St West and Lower Hobson is included as Stage 2 of the Westhaven to City project.

42.     Westhaven to City (Stage 1):  This is a route for more confident cyclists from Westhaven Promenade to Customs St West. The route supplements shared paths along Beaumont St, North Wharf and Te Wero. The proposal was consulted on late last year. The Feedback Report on this public consultation will be available on the project web page by the end of May.  Construction is scheduled to commence in June and be completed in August. 

43.     Westhaven to City (Stage 2):  The preferred option is a bi-directional cycleway on Market Place. Customs St West and Lower Hobson St. General traffic on the Market Place section would be restricted to one direction. It will provide a link for people on bikes of all ages and abilities between the cycleways on Nelson Street and Quay Street.  Public consultation is scheduled for June.  Construction is anticipated to follow in September.

44.     Midtown cycleway (Victoria Street):  Victoria St - consultation started on 12 May and will run through 5 June for the scheme from Beaumont St to Hobson St. The rest of the project to connect to the east will be delivered beyond 2018 in conjunction with the Midtown Bus Routes project which is currently out for consultation.

45.     Beaumont St Interim Cycleway:  The delivery of Beaumont St section of the Interim Cycleway is complete.

46.     Tamaki Drive cycleway: The project proposes cycling and walking improvements along Tamaki Drive between just west of The Strand and Ngapipi Bridge; creating a 2.4km safe, attractive off-road walking and cycling route. Public consultation on the scheme is scheduled to commence on 22 May.   

Wynyard Quarter Redevelopment

47.     Works continue on Madden Street (between Daldy and Sanfords) and Gaunt Street (between Daldy and Bus Depot entrance).  Works are to build new in-ground infrastructure to support the higher density residential and commercial land use, build sustainable stormwater solutions and high amenity streetscapes.

48.     The work on Madden Street is being carried out by Panuku Development Auckland and the upgrade to Gaunt Street is an AT project. Both projects will be completed early Sept 2017.

49.     The Precinct and Willis Bond commercial and residential construction projects continue. Precinct GridAKL at 10 Madden Street is the next to be completed with a formal opening earmarked September 2017.

Operations

City Centre Operations

50.     Business case for starting the Smart Cities procurement strategy is going to the City Centre & Waterfront PCG is late June.

51.     The City Centre Report Card is at final review stage and will be discussed at the July ACCAB meeting.

City Centre Maintenance

52.     Community Facilities are due to change contracts for service delivery in the city centre on 1 July.  The City Centre Unit is meeting with Community Facilities at the end of June to discuss enhanced priorities moving forward, we will be watching output and reporting back as necessary.

Delivery

Britomart Streetscapes - Stage 2: Galway Street (east)

53.     Construction is progressing on time and on budget. The project is planned to be completed in July 2017.

 


SkyPath - Stage 2

54.     1 June 2017, capital budget for amenity works and moving the marina maintenance yard at the southern landing of SkyPath, and realignment of a path at the northern landing of SkyPath, was approved (subject to the Annual Budget being signed off by Governing Body on 29 June 2017), as part of the Major’s Annual Budget 2017/18.

 

 

55.     Since April 2017, the private sector party (the PIP Fund) has reached out to a number of major construction companies, more than five parties are interested in becoming the construction partner for SkyPath. The PIP Fund is in dialogue with these companies and a builder is expected to be on board in winter 2017.

 


Ellen Melville Centre and Freyberg Place Upgrade

 

56.     Freyberg Place: The concrete terraces are near completion with good progress being made on the last terrace. Paving is nearly complete on Courthouse Lane,including installation of new tree planting to complete the new shared space. Street furniture will be installed in coming weeks. A large relocated Pohutukawa tree has been successfully installed on site near High Street. Planting within the Square is to begin over the next few weeks. Kerb buildouts are being installed on Courthouse Lane and Chancery Street to improve vehicular safety when entering and exiting the area, this is part of the consent conditions and will allow one way movement of traffic in an uphill direction.

57.     Ellen Melville Centre: Plasterboard lining, stopping and painting is continuing on all levels inside the building. New clear glazing to replace the blue glass has been installed and the seismic upgrade is completed. Lift installation is complete and finishing products are being installed. The Lisa Reihana artwork is under construction off site and will be installed at the end of the project. The tukutuku panels will be reinstated inside the Pioneer Women’s Hall for the project opening. A number of issues have been encountered during construction that will have an impact on the final completion date.

Myers Park Upgrade – Stage 2

 


58.     Development of a business case and technical reviews are underway as per the Auckland Council Gateway Panel Review recommendations

 


Karangahape Rd Streetscape Enhancement & Cycleway

59.     Tender evaluation in progress for detailed design consultants

60.     Auckland Transport recently completed a peer review of the cost estimate, their estimate is $17 million against the previous estimate of $13.25 million (concept design team).  The project budget is $13.5 million.  A significant portion of the discrepancy is attributed to increased contingency allowance and cost escalation. Once the detailed design team has been appointed, value engineering is planned to bring the project with budget.

 


Poynton Terrace

61.     Development of business case underway including review of scope, budget and programme.

 


Federal Street upgrade – Stage 2

62.     The conceptual design team has been appointed and conceptual design is in progress.

Hobson and Nelson Street upgrade    

63.     Discussions are underway with the New Zealand International Convention Centre (NZICC) development team, regarding the public realm improvements on Hobson and Nelson Street around the new facility.  Evidence from Auckland Transport and council management on delivery options is underway.

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


 

Beach Road Maori Artwork   

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

66.     The sculptures will be cast at the rate of one per month over the next five months and installation is planned to occur in September.

 


O’Connell Street Public Art   

67.     The Arts and Culture team have secured license agreements with the building owners on O’Connell Street, to allow the artwork to be attached to their buildings.

68.     The artwork is planned to be installed by August 2017.

69.     The Public Arts team will be presenting at the June ACCAB meeting.

Consideration

Local board views and implications

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

Māori impact statement

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

Implementation

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

 

 

Attachments

No.

Title

Page

a

June forward planner

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Signatories

Author

Emma  Taylor - Development Programmes Lead

Authoriser

Barry Potter - Director Infrastructure and Environmental Services

 


Auckland City Centre Advisory Board

28 June 2017

 

 

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Auckland City Centre Advisory Board

28 June 2017

 

 

Auckland Plan refresh 2018: early feedback to inform draft plan

 

File No.: CP2017/12002

 

Purpose

1.       To seek feedback from the Auckland City Centre Advisory Board on high-level, strategic themes and focus areas to guide development of a refreshed Auckland Plan.

Executive summary

2.       The Auckland Plan (the plan) sets out a 30-year vision to guide the growth and development of Auckland.  The plan is our key strategic document that informs regional priorities that will be funded through the Long-term Plan (LTP) 2018-28. The current plan was adopted in 2012 and provided strategic direction in a number of significant areas. The refresh provides an opportunity to revisit Auckland’s most challenging issues in light of changes since the plan was adopted to ensure it continues to be a useful guiding plan for Auckland.

3.       The refreshed plan will be more focused on a small number of inter-linked strategic themes that address Auckland’s biggest challenges. These themes are:

·        Access and Connectivity

·        Protect and Enhance

·        Homes and Places

·        Belonging

·        Skills and Jobs

·        Māori wellbeing

4.       The plan is also intended to have a greater focus on the Development Strategy (spatial component), which must achieve the social, economic, environmental and cultural objectives of the plan.

5.       The Board is invited to consider and provide feedback on the themes and focus areas. The feedback will be incorporated into wider feedback as part of the drafting process.

 

Recommendation/s

That the Auckland City Centre Advisory Board:

a)      provide feedback, including any specific feedback on the challenges, opportunities, strategic themes and focus areas.

b)      note that the feedback will be reported back to the Planning Committee as part of thr overall feedback.

c)      note that there will be further opportunities to provide feedback on the draft plan as the council continues through the Auckland Plan refresh process during 2017.

Comments

6.       Auckland Council is required under the Local Government (Auckland Council) Act 2009 to develop and review a spatial plan for Auckland. The plan sets out 30-year vision to guide the growth and development of Auckland. The plan is our key strategic document that informs regional priorities that will be funded through the council’s LTP 2018-28 and funding instruments of other stakeholders. The current plan was adopted in 2012 and provided strategic direction in a number of significant areas. The refresh provides an opportunity to revisit Auckland’s most challenging issues in light of changes since the plan was adopted to ensure it continues to be a useful guiding document for Auckland.

7.       On 28 March 2017, the Planning Committee endorsed a streamlined spatial approach for the refresh of the plan. The refreshed plan will be more focused and structured around a small number of inter-linked strategic themes that address Auckland’s biggest challenges.  The key challenges for Auckland are identified as:

·        scale and rate of population growth

·        greater environmental pressures resulting from that growth

·        uneven distribution of growth benefits.

 

8.       The plan is also intended to have a greater focus on the Development Strategy, which must achieve the social, economic, environmental and cultural objectives of the plan.

Strategic themes and focus areas

9.       The high-level, strategic themes and focus areas are outlined in Table 1. These provide the basis for early engagement. The key strategic themes include:

·        Skills and Jobs: recognising the importance of skills and jobs in enabling prosperity and individual and community well-being.

·        Belonging: Enabling participation in society to underpin a sense of belonging.  Aucklanders’ willingness to live and work together and invest in Auckland’s future is based on trust, tolerance and mutual respect.

·        Homes and Places: Enabling successful urban environments. Homes and places influence Aucklanders’ health, safety and well-being, living standards and financial position.

·        Protect and Enhance: Acknowledging the impacts of growth and development on Auckland’s natural environment, cultural and built heritage, and their contribution to broader outcomes for Auckland.

·        Access and Connectivity: Enabling Aucklanders to get to where they want to go through connections between Auckland, other parts of New Zealand and the world, both in the physical sense and by digital means.

·        Māori wellbeing: This is currently being developed together with the Independent Māori Statutory Board (IMSB).

10.     These strategic themes are intended to provide direction to the high-level Development Strategy, which guides how Auckland will grow and develop and our investment priorities.  Further supporting material is provided in Attachment 1.

Table 1: Strategic framework

Strategic themes

Focus areas

Skills and jobs

Enterprise and innovation

Education pathways and life-long learning

Retain and attract talent and investment

Belonging

The importance of Māori and Māori values

Equitable opportunities for all to achieve their full potential

Inclusive, resilient and thriving communities

Value and celebrate Auckland’s diversity

Homes and Places

More homes (supply, choice and infrastructure)

Affordable, safe, stable homes

Urban areas that work

Protect and Enhance

Sustainability and resilience embedded in how we grow and develop

Environment and cultural heritage are critical to broader outcomes

Recognise and provide for role of Māori

Access and Connectivity

Easy to get to where you want to go

Enabling and supporting growth

Implement Auckland Transport Alignment Project

Minimise harm (road accidents and deaths, environmental and cultural impacts)

 

11.     The following questions may be useful in structuring feedback:

·    What are the key challenges and opportunities facing Auckland in the future?

·    What are the regional priorities for Auckland over the next 30 years from your perspective?

·    Do the strategic themes and focus areas capture these priorities?

·    Are there any gaps?

Relationship to the City Centre Advisory Board

12.     The City Centre Masterplan is a one of two place based initiatives of the Auckland Plan (Section D). The Masterplan’s implementation is a fundamental component for delivery of the Auckland Plan, and for Auckland’s success over the next 30 years and beyond. The city centre’s population has already exceeded population forecasts, and is expected to grow by a further 30,000 over the next 10 years, making implementation of the Masterplan even more important.

13.     The implementation of the City Rail Link is also a key component of the Auckland Plan. The City Rail Link will drive a major shift towards greater use of Auckland’s public transport, and unlock areas to support residential and business development in the city centre.

Next steps

14.     On 1 August 2017, the Planning Committee will meet to agree direction to guide the draft Auckland Plan. 

15.     There will be further opportunities to provide feedback on the draft plan as council continues through the refresh process.

Consideration

Local board views and implications

16.     Local Board feedback is being sought during this feedback period.

17.     Local boards play an important role in relation to the content of the plan through communicating local views and providing input to regional strategies, policies and plans.

18.     The refreshed plan will inform regional priorities that will be funded through the LTP 2018-28.    

Māori impact statement

19.     The council is required to provide opportunities for Māori engagement and to support Māori capacity to participate in decision-making.  When making significant decisions in relation to land or a body of water, the council must take into account the relationship of Māori and their culture and traditions with their ancestral land, water, sites, wāhi tapu, valued flora and fauna and other taonga.

20.     Staff from the IMSB provided guidance on the strategic themes. The IMSB’s Māori Plan for Tāmaki Makaurau was a guiding document underpinning the development of the strategic themes and focus areas.

21.     The strategic themes acknowledge and celebrate Māori culture as Auckland’s point of difference, and mana whenua as Te Tiriti o Waitangi partners in a multicultural Auckland.

22.     An additional Māori theme (Māori wellbeing) is in development following a request from the Planning Committee. Further engagement with mana whenua and matāwaka is planned in developing the draft plan.

Implementation

23.     Feedback from the Auckland City Centre Advisory Board will be summarised and provided in full to the Planning Committee for consideration in decision-making to guide development of the draft plan.

 

Attachments

No.

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Auckland Plan Refresh summaries - June 2017

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Signatories

Author

Christina Kaiser - Principal Strategic Advisor

Authorisers

Jacques  Victor - GM Auckland Plan Strategy and Research

Barry Potter - Director Infrastructure and Environmental Services

 


Auckland City Centre Advisory Board

28 June 2017

 

 

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City Centre Governance Structure

 

File No.: CP2017/12422

 

Purpose

1.       To receive an overview of the governance structure in the City Centre.

Executive summary

2.       Megan Tyler, Executive Officer – Chief Planning Office will attend the meeting to present an overview of the city centre governance structure.

 

Recommendation/s

That the Auckland City Centre Advisory Board:

a)      receive the overview of the governance structure in the city centre.

 

 

Attachments

There are no attachments for this report.    

Signatories

Author

Kalinda  Gopal - Governance Advisor

Authoriser

Barry Potter - Director Infrastructure and Environmental Services

 


Auckland City Centre Advisory Board

28 June 2017

 

 

O'Connell Street Public Art

 

File No.: CP2017/12421

 

Purpose

1.       To receive an update on the public art in O’Connell Street.

Executive summary

2.       Tim Chapman and Anna Cameron from the Arts, Community and Events department will attend the meeting to provide an update on the public art in O’Connell Street.

 

Recommendation/s

That the Auckland City Centre Advisory Board:

a)      receive the update on the public art in O’Connell Street.

 

 

Attachments

No.

Title

Page

a

O'Connell Street Public Art

37

     

Signatories

Author

Kalinda  Gopal - Governance Advisor

Authoriser

Barry Potter - Director Infrastructure and Environmental Services

 


Auckland City Centre Advisory Board

28 June 2017

 

 

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