Ōrākei Local Board

 

OPEN MINUTES

 

 

 

Minutes of a meeting of the Ōrākei Local Board held in the St Chads Church and Community Centre, 38 St Johns Road, Meadowbank on Thursday, 15 June 2017 at 3.00pm.

 

present

 

Chairman

Colin Davis, JP

 

 

 

Deputy Chairman

Kit Parkinson

 

 

 

Members

Troy Churton

 

 

 

 

Carmel Claridge

 

 

 

 

Toni Millar, QSM, JP

 

 

 

 

Ros Rundle

 

 

 

 

David Wong

 

 

 

 

IN ATTENDANCE

 

Kaumātua

Bob Hawke and Arohanui Hawke, Ngāti Whātua Ōrākei

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Ōrākei Local Board

15 June 2017

 

 

 

1          Welcome


The Chairman welcomed Kaumātua Bob Hawke and his wife Arohanui Hawke, Ngāti Whātua Ōrākei.

 

2          Apologies

 

There were no apologies.

 

3          Declaration of Interest

 

There were no declarations of interest.

 

4          Confirmation of Minutes

 

Resolution number OR/2017/97

MOVED by Chairman C Davis, seconded by Deputy Chairman K Parkinson:  

That the minutes of the Ōrākei Local Board meeting held on Thursday, 18 May 2017, be confirmed as a true and correct record.

CARRIED

 

5          Leave of Absence

 

There were no requests for leave of absence.

 

6          Acknowledgements

 

There were no acknowledgements.

 

7          Petitions

 

There were no petitions.

 

8          Deputations

 

8.1

Deputation: Police Update for the Ōrākei Local Board area

 

Matters raised included Mission Bay and St Heliers Police Stations, Mission Bay anti-social behaviour and potential displacement, complaints of anti-social behaviour at Ōrākei Basin and Wilson’s Beach and traffic infringements by cyclists on Tāmaki Drive.

 

Resolution number OR/2017/98

MOVED by Chairman C Davis, seconded by Member R Rundle:  

That the Ōrākei Local Board thanks Senior Sergeant Steve Samuels and Sergeant Rhys Smith for their attendance and presentation.

CARRIED

 

 

9          Public Forum

 

9.1

Public Forum - Kohimarama Tennis Club

 

A powerpoint presentation was tabled and shown.  A copy has been placed on the official minutes and is available on the Auckland Council website as a minute attachment.

 

Resolution number OR/2017/99

MOVED by Chairman C Davis, seconded by Deputy Chairman K Parkinson:  

That the Ōrākei Local Board thanks Gill Blower, Kohimarama Tennis Club Manager and George Blore, Kohimarama Tennis Club President for their attendance and presentation.

CARRIED

 

Attachments

a     Presentation: Kohimarama Tennis Club  

 

9.2

Public Forum: Tāmaki Estuary Protection Society

 

A document was tabled in support of this item. A copy has been placed on the official minutes and is available on the Auckland Council website as a minute attachment.

 

Resolution number OR/2017/100

MOVED by Chairman C Davis, seconded by Deputy Chairman K Parkinson:  

That the Ōrākei Local Board thanks Terri Marchant and Patrick Omera, Tāmaki Estuary Protection Society for their attendance and presentation and that the presentation be considered with item 17.

CARRIED

 

Attachments

a     Wildlife Report and Shag Colony Update

 

 

10        Extraordinary Business

 

There was no extraordinary business.

 

11        Notices of Motion

 

Under Standing Order 3.11.1 a Notice of Motion was received from Member Churton for consideration under item 12.

 

12

Notice of Motion - Member Churton - Tāmaki Drive and wider cycle route integration

 

Secretarial note:       The motion was moved and lapsed for want of a seconder.

 

 

13

Ōrākei Local Grants Round Two applications for 2016/2017

 

Secretarial note:       Chairman Davis declared an interest in item 13, Ōrākei Local Grants Round Two applications for 2016/2017 with respect to his grandson’s membership of the Glendowie Boating Club and took no part in the discussion or voting in the matter.  The Chairman vacated the chair in favour of the Deputy Chairman at 4.04pm.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Resolution number OR/2017/101

MOVED by Deputy Chairman K Parkinson, seconded by Member C Claridge:  

That the Ōrākei Local Board:

a)      approves the following 2016/2017 Ōrākei Local Grants Round Two grants:

Applicant

Project

Allocated

Auckland Highland Games Association Incorporated

Towards promotion and compliance costs for ‘The Auckland Highland Games and Gathering’.

$1,000

Bach Musica New Zealand Incorporated

Towards rehearsal venue hire 2017/2018.

 $1,200

Victim Support (New Zealand Council of Victim Support Groups)

Towards all programme costs for volunteer introductory training.

 $1,000

Dance Therapy New Zealand

Towards therapist and assistant fees, programme delivery, administration and co-ordination costs for “Arts 4 Us” in Ōrākei.

 $1,500

Sir Peter Blake Trust

The Tara Project.

$2,000

City Surf Series

Towards “Kids Sup”.

 $3,500

Kohimarama Bowling Club

Painting exterior of clubrooms building.

 $6,370

East City BMX Club

Towards full face helmets, long fingered gloves and a cycle repair stand and pump.

 $3,610

Glendowie Boating Club

Towards costs involved in extending the existing boat ramp.

 $10,000

Ōrākei School Board of Trustees

Towards resurfacing its netball court including markings.

 $6,916

Auckland Indian Sports Club Inc.

Towards turf hire fees at Avondale College.

 $1,000

Auckland Netball Centre Incorporated.

Removal of noxious Wattle trees.

 $12,000

Total

$50,096

 

b)        notes that the grant to Glendowie Boating club for the existing boat ramp extension is subject to supply of quotations and granting of resource consent for the boat ramp extension and that the boat ramp once completed is available for community use.

c)         requests all successful funding applicants to acknowledge Ōrākei Local Board support for their organisation and the event or project including the Ōrākei Local Board logo on marketing material, product and/or promotional media/statements.

d)        requests that  if funding relates to an event, an invitation needs to be extended to all Ōrākei Local Board members to attend.

e)         declines the following Ōrākei Local Grants Round Two 2016/2017 grant applications noting these applications were either ineligible as they did not meet funding criteria and/or for activities well outside the Ōrākei Local Board area:

Applicant

Project

Ōrākei Marae Social and Health Services

Towards tutors, facilitation, admin, historian, security and venue costs for ‘Tikanga Wairua Wananga Noho’.

English Language Partners Auckland Central

Towards lease costs for the teaching venue.

Children's Autism Foundation

Towards venue hire, professional Autism family consultant services to facilitate social skills programmes and support for autistic children and families.

Carol White Family Centre

Towards basic supplies for child care and travel to attend the “REAF” programme and the early child care centre.

Soccer 20 Skills New Zealand

Towards soccer equipment and facilities for soccer coaching.

YMCA of Auckland

Towards tumbling mat for kids gymnastics programme.

Auckland Softball Association Inc.

Towards a stage one of a website upgrade.

 

f)          notes that there is $0 remaining in the Local Contestable Grants Fund 2016/2017 for the Ōrākei Local Board.

CARRIED

 

Secretarial note:       Member Churton requested his vote against item 13 be recorded.

 

Secretarial note:       Member Parkinson vacated the chair.  Chairman Davis resumed the chair at 4.08pm.

 

14

Heritage Evaluations - Sites within Remuera

 

Resolution number OR/2017/102

MOVED by Chairman C Davis, seconded by Member T Churton:  

That the Ōrākei Local Board:

a)        approves the Heritage Unit’s 2017/2018 work programme (Attachment A) to allocate $25,000 to fund several heritage assessments, noting that the Heritage Unit has not meet the Board’s resolution from its 20 April 2017 business meeting requesting a project plan and costings for this meeting.

b)        requests that the Heritage Unit report to the Board’s August 2017 meeting with the heritage assessments project plan and costings for the 2017/2018 Work Programme following engagement with Remuera Heritage.

c)        requests that the Heritage Unit considers Remuera Heritage’s priorities in the preparation of the heritage assessments project plan.

CARRIED

 

 

15

Local Economic Development 2017/2018 Work Programme

 

Resolution number OR/2017/103

MOVED by Chairman C Davis, seconded by Deputy Chairman K Parkinson:  

That the Ōrākei Local Board:

a)        approves the Local Economic Development: Auckland Tourism, Events and Economic Development (ATEED) Work Programme 2017/2018 (Attachment A) and requests that staff update the ‘Local Board Plan outcomes’ section in the work programme to reflect the draft 2017-2020 Ōrākei Local Board Plan outcomes.

b)        requests Auckland Tourism, Events and Economic Development to aim to increase participation of local youth through targeting additional schools within the Ōrākei Local Board area in work programme item 1029 – Young Enterprise Scheme.

CARRIED

 

Secretarial note:       Member Wong left the meeting at 4.23 pm.

Secretarial note:       Member Wong returned to the meeting at 4.25 pm.

 

16

Ōrākei Local Board ACE work programme 2017/2018

 

Resolution number OR/2017/104

MOVED by Chairperson C Davis, seconded by Member T Millar:   

That the Ōrākei Local Board:

a)        approves the 2017/2018 Arts, Community and Events work programme (Attachment A) subject to the following changes and requests that staff update the ‘Local Board Plan outcomes’ section in the work programme to reflect the draft 2017-2020 Ōrākei Local Board Plan outcomes:

                i.       reallocating $25,000 from the Local Environment Development to the Local Community Services activity area.

               ii.       increasing the Contestable Community Grants to budget line to $220,000.

              iii.       creating a new work programme item to be named ‘Public art response fund’ of $20,000 for the activity benefit of providing art work on utility boxes in the local board area under the expectation an arts advisor will attend a workshop with the Board in the first quarter of the 2017/2018 financial year to discuss the project plan and implementation strategy.

              iv.       removing the specific allocation of funding in the Activity Description for item 281(ANZAC Services, Ōrākei), noting as per the Further Decision Points, the board will confirm the exact allocations at a later date. 

               v.       amending line 444 to ensure the funding is prioritised for subsiding long-term hirers of the Ōrākei Community Centre and requests that staff consult with the Ōrākei Local Board Community Portfolio Lead prior to allocation of this funding.

b)        requests that staff investigate holding citizenship ceremonies for local residents in the local board area and report back to the Board with options in the first quarter of 2017/2018.

CARRIED

 

 

17

Approval of the 2017/2018 Ōrākei local environment work programme

 

Resolution number OR/2017/105

MOVED by Chairman C Davis, seconded by Member C Claridge:  

That the Ōrākei Local Board:

a)         approves the 2017/2018 Ōrākei local environment work programme (Attachment A) and the allocation of $212,000 for environmental projects as summarised in the table below and requests that staff update the ‘Local Board Plan outcomes’ section in the work programme to reflect the draft 2017-2020 Ōrākei Local Board Plan outcomes:

Project

Budget

Hobson Bay catchment care project

$30,000

Madills Farm stream restoration

$18,000

Restoration of significant ecological area (SEA) in Remuera

$10,000

Remuera Stream Streamside assistance

$20,000

Ecological restoration projects on local parks and reserves

$129,000

Tāmaki Estuary Environmental Forum (TEEF)

*subject to all other 2017/2018 Tāmaki Estuary Environmental Forum member boards contributing the same amount to the fund

$5,000

Total budget

$212,000

 

CARRIED

 

 

18

Ōrākei Local Board 2017/2018 Community Facilities Work Programme

 

Resolution number OR/2017/106

MOVED by Chairman C Davis, seconded by Member R Rundle:  

That the Ōrākei Local Board:

a)         notes that the 2017/2018 Community Facilities Work Programme has not been delivered to the Board for its 15 June 2017 meeting and it is anticipated that it will be on the Board’s agenda at its 20 July 2017 meeting.

b)        informs the Chief Executive that the 2017/2018 Community Facilities Work Programme has not been delivered to the Board for its 15 June 2017 meeting.

 

CARRIED

 

 

19

Parks, sport and recreation draft annual work programme financial year 2017/2018

 

Resolution number OR/2017/107

MOVED by Chairman C Davis, seconded by Deputy Chairman K Parkinson:  

That the Ōrākei Local Board

a)         approves the 2017/2018 Parks, Sport and Recreation annual work programme (Attachment A) subject to the following changes and requests that staff update the ‘Local Board Plan outcomes’ section in the work programme to reflect the draft 2017-2020 Ōrākei Local Board Plan outcomes:

 

                i.       reallocating $69,000 from the Local Environment Development to the Local Parks, Sport and Recreation activity area

               ii.       increasing the allocation of item 1014 - Parks, Sport and Recreation Response Fund Programme to $79,000.

              iii.       increasing the allocation of item 976 – Ecological volunteers and environmental programme to $60,000 and requests a workshop in the first quarter of the 2017/2018 financial year to discuss the volunteer opportunities.

              iv.       increasing the allocation of item 2009 – Colin Maiden Park implementing a strategy plan to $20,000.

               v.       removing item 2618 – Out and About programme from the 2017/2018  work programme.

CARRIED

 

 

20

Ōrākei Local Board Libraries Work Programme 2017/2018

 

Resolution number OR/2017/108

MOVED by Chairman C Davis, seconded by Member T Churton:  

That the Ōrākei Local Board approves the 2017/2018 Libraries work programme (Attachment A) and requests staff to update the Local Board outcomes in the Local Board Plan.

CARRIED

 

21

Adoption of Local Board Agreement 2017/2018

 

The amended Ōrākei Local Board content for the Annual Budget 2017/2018 was tabled in support of this item. A copy is attached at the end of these minutes.

 

Resolution number OR/2017/109

MOVED by Chairman C Davis, seconded by Deputy Chairman K Parkinson:  

That the Ōrākei Local Board:

a)         adopts the tabled Ōrākei Local Board content for the Annual Budget 2017/2018  which includes the Local Board Agreement 2017/2018.

b)        adopts local fees and charges schedules for 2017/2018 (Attachment B).

c)         notes that the Board’s resolutions will be reported to the Governing Body when it meets to adopt the Annual Budget 2017/2018 on 29 June 2017.

d)        agrees that the Chairman be delegated authority to make any minor edits or amendments to the local content for the Local Board Agreement 2017/2018 to correct any identified grammatical errors or typographical edits.

 

CARRIED

 

 

22

Project 17: Auckland Council Maintenance Contracts

 

Resolution number OR/2017/110

MOVED by Deputy Chairman K Parkinson, seconded by Member D Wong:  

That the Ōrākei Local Board:

a)         defers this item to its 20 July 2017 meeting as information regarding the Board’s asset list has not been supplied as agreed.

b)        informs the Chief Executive that the information regarding the Board’s asset list has not been supplied as agreed to the Board.

CARRIED

 

 

23

Chairman’s Report – Colin Davis

 

Resolution number OR/2017/111

MOVED by Chairman C Davis, seconded by Member D Wong:  

That the report be received.

CARRIED

 

 

24

Board Member Report - Kit Parkinson

 

Resolution number OR/2017/112

MOVED by Deputy Chairman K Parkinson, seconded by Member T Churton:  

a)     That the report be received.

b)     That the Ōrākei Local Board requests Auckland Transport to report on using the Local Board Transport Capital Fund as detailed on the “Local Board Transport Capital Fund Proposal Form” Attachment H of the report for funding of the pathway in Selwyn Reserve.

c)     That the Ōrākei Local Board notes the feedback from Ōrākei Basin Advisory Group meeting, held on 22 May 2017 and requests that the Parks, Sport and Recreation Portfolio Manager to report back to the Board with options on how to progress the planning and delivery of the Group’s priorities:

               i.        Southern track concrete path upgrade

              ii.        Southern track gravel path upgrade

            iii.        Signage on road and parking area ‘share with care’

            iv.        Planting of bank uphill of Scout Den

              v.        Car park water access via wharf extension

            vi.        Automation of Sluice Gates.

d)     That the Ōrākei Local Board notes that the southern track concrete path upgrade and southern track gravel path upgrade have been budgeted for in the next financial year 2017/2018 (subject to resource consent) and that the signage on road and in the parking area is to be installed.

CARRIED

 

 

25

Board Member Report - Troy Churton

 

Resolution number OR/2017/113

MOVED by Member T Churton, seconded by Deputy Chairman K Parkinson:  

That the report be received.

CARRIED

 

 

26

Board Member Report - Carmel Claridge

 

Resolution number OR/2017/114

MOVED by Member C Claridge, seconded by Member T Millar:   

That the report be received.

CARRIED

 

 

27

Board Member Report - Toni Millar

 

There was no report.

 

 

28

Board Member Report - Ros Rundle

 

Resolution number OR/2017/115

MOVED by Member R Rundle, seconded by Member D Wong:  

That the report be received.

CARRIED

 

 

29

Board Member Report - David Wong

 

Resolution number OR/2017/116

MOVED by Member D Wong, seconded by Member R Rundle:  

That the report be received.

CARRIED

 

 

30

Governance Forward Work Calendar

 

Resolution number OR/2017/117

MOVED by Chairman C Davis, seconded by Member R Rundle:  

That the Ōrākei Local Board draft Governance Forward Work Calendar be noted.

CARRIED

 

 

31

Ōrākei Local Board Workshop Record of Proceedings

 

Resolution number OR/2017/118

MOVED by Chairman C Davis, seconded by Member D Wong:  

That the Ōrākei Local Board workshop record of proceedings for the workshops held on 4, 11 and 25 May 2017 be noted.

CARRIED

 

 

32

Resolutions Pending Action

 

Resolution number OR/2017/119

MOVED by Chairman C Davis, seconded by Deputy Chairman K Parkinson:  

That the Ōrākei Local Board resolutions pending action report be noted.

CARRIED

  

 

33        Consideration of Extraordinary Items

 

There were no extraordinary items.   

 

34        Procedural motion to exclude the public

Resolution number OR/2017/120

MOVED by Chairman C Davis, seconded by Member T Millar:  

That the Ōrākei Local Board:

a)      excludes the public from the following part of the proceedings of this meeting on the grounds that the general subject of the matter to be considered while the public is excluded, the reason for passing this resolution in relation to each matter, and the specific grounds under section 48(1) of the Local Government Official Information and Meetings Act 1987 for the passing of this resolution relating to Acquisition of land for open space - Ōrākei, as follows:

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Reason for passing this resolution in relation to each matter

Particular interest(s) protected (where applicable)

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

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

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

In particular, the report identifies land the council seeks to acquire for open space purposes.

s48(1)(a)

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

 

This resolution is made in reliance on section 48(1)(a) of the Local Government Official

Information and Meetings Act 1987 and the particular interest or interests protected by

section 6 or section 7 of that Act which would be prejudiced by the holding of the whole or

relevant part of the proceedings of the meeting in public.

 

b)     agrees that relevant staff supporting the Ōrākei Local Board be permitted to remain for the Confidential Item after the public has been excluded, because of their knowledge which will help the Ōrākei Local Board in its decision-making.

 

CARRIED

 

5.11 pm           The public was excluded.

 

Resolutions in relation to the confidential items are recorded in the confidential section of these minutes and are not publicly available.

 

5.35 pm           The public was re-admitted.

 

restatementS

 

It was resolved while the public was excluded:

 

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Aquisition of land for open space - Ōrākei

 

Resolution number OR/2017/121

MOVED by Chairman C Davis, seconded by Member C Claridge:  

That the report and attachments remain confidential until the reasons for confidentiality no longer exists.

 

CARRIED

  

 

5.36 pm                                              The Chairman thanked Members for their attendance and attention to business and declared the meeting closed.

 

CONFIRMED AS A TRUE AND CORRECT RECORD AT A MEETING OF THE Ōrākei Local Board HELD ON

 

 

 

DATE:.........................................................................

 

 

 

CHAIRMAN:........................................................


 

Ōrākei Local Board

Message from the Chairman

I am pleased to present the Ōrākei Local Board’s 2017/2018 Local Board Agreement, which has been developed following careful consideration of the 397 submissions received from Ōrākei residents and ratepayers.  This is the third year of delivery of a budget based on the Long-term Plan 2015-2025 and the priorities and preferences in the Local Board Plan 2014-2017.

The previous Ōrākei Local Board achieved a lot for our communities during the six years of the last two political terms. For the next financial year, the Board will continue to deliver and complete projects our communities have identified. Many of these have already been started and some are outlined below in the Ōrākei Local Board Agreement.

We are making decisions in a fiscally constrained environment with rapid population growth and extensive regional investment to meet infrastructure demands. Despite the constrained environment, we will continue to advocate strongly to the Governing Body and Auckland Transport for funding, such as the suburban connections to the Glen Innes to Tāmaki Drive shared path. We will be making the strongest possible case for the necessary funding – to do otherwise would be to fail our legal responsibilities.

The Ōrākei Local Board area contributes significantly to the Council’s and council-controlled organisations’ revenue through our rates and we are entitled to have a fair share invested back into our area.

Thank you for taking the time to help us shape our plan for 2017/2018.  We will continue to keep you informed about what we are doing and we look forward to engaging with you over the coming months during the development of our new Local Board Plan for 2017-2020.

Introduction

Auckland Council’s shared governance model means local boards make decisions on local issues, activities and the use of local facilities within their decision-making allocation responsibilities. Local boards develop a three-year local board plan as the basis of their annual funding agreement with Auckland Council’s governing body (the mayor and councillors). Local boards also advocate to the governing body on larger scale investments, regional programmes and policy issues such as rates proposals, which are outside local board decision-making responsibilities.

This document provides information on local activities that have been agreed for delivery in 2017/2018 between the governing body and the local board.   

It outlines a local board agreement for 2017/2018 including local funding priorities, budgets and performance targets. This document also outlines supporting material to the agreement including a message from the Chairman and key advocacy areas.

About this area

The Ōrākei Local Board area includes the suburbs of Ōrākei, Mission Bay, Kohimarama, St Heliers, Glendowie, St Johns, Meadowbank, Remuera, Stonefields and most of Ellerslie. Business activity is concentrated in Remuera, St Heliers, Mission Bay and Ellerslie. At the last census, the resident population in the Ōrākei Local Board area was around 80,000, or 5.6 per cent of Auckland’s total population.

Local Board Plan outcomes

The 2014-2017 Orākei Local Board Plan sets out the aspirations the local board has for the area and how the board works towards creating the world’s most liveable city (the vision of the Auckland Plan) at a local level. The board is currently consulting with our residents and ratepayers on the draft 2017-2020 Ōrākei Local Board Plan and the final 2017-2020 Ōrākei Local Board Plan outcomes may be different to those listed below.

The 2014-2017 Ōrākei Local Board Plan outcomes are:

·         A world-class Tāmaki Drive precinct – Ōrākei contains an internationally regarded coastal access way.

·         Balanced use of road space and public transport that is frequent and easy to access – Ōrākei is a place that’s easy to get around and visit, with real transport choices.

·         Quality parks, reserves and places to be active – Ōrākei has an active community and provides its residents with a wide range of parks and facilities to play sport, keep healthy, and enjoy the outdoors.

·         Well-built community centres, enhanced libraries and well-designed neighbourhoods shaped by the community – Ōrākei is a community that is safe and welcoming, with great community facilities that meet the needs of our people.

·         Pollution-free waterways, tree-lined suburbs, protected built and natural heritage – Ōrākei is a community that values, protects and makes the most of its natural environment and built heritage.

·         Fairer rates and better council services for all of our ratepayers – Ōrākei continues to be an important contributor to the region, while receiving a fair share of its investment back into our community.

·         Distinctive, people-centred town centres and a thriving local economy – Ōrākei is a strong local economy, with thriving businesses and distinct local centres that serve our residents’ everyday needs and attract visitors.

The local board agreement outlined in this document reflects how we plan to support these outcomes through agreed activities in the 2017/2018 financial year. In addition, each local board carries out responsibilities delegated by the governing body in accordance with the delegated power, and with the general priorities and preferences in the local board plan.

Māori transformational shift outcomes

Delivering on Auckland Council’s commitment to Māori at a local level is important for the Ōrākei Local Board. The board is committed to meeting its statutory responsibilities under Te Tiriti o Waitangi/ the Treaty of Waitangi.


Ōrākei Local Board Agreement 2017/2018

Priorities by activity area

Auckland Council’s 2017/2018 funding priorities for local activities and which have contributed to key community outcomes in the Ōrākei local board area are as follows under each local activity.

Local Parks, Sport and Recreation

This group of activities covers management and provision of local parks and open space and recreation activities for both passive and active recreation.

These activities include both the planning (i.e. needs assessments and development plans) and delivery of a number of parks and open space projects in the local board area.

Our annual budget to deliver these activities includes operating costs of $7,170,000 and capital investment of $6,743,000.

The key initiatives we have planned for 2017/2018 include:

·         ‘Tinana’ Walkway planning for a pathway to connect existing paths together

·         Ecological volunteer support

·         Planning for a new boat ramp at The Landing, Okahu Bay

·         Colin Maiden Park Master Plan implementation planning

·         Kepa Bush Management Plan scoping

Levels of Service

We measure our performance against the following measures for each local priority.

Level of service

Performance measure

Actual 2015/16

LTP

 Target 2016/17

AP

Target 2017/18

Provide a range of recreational opportunities catering for community needs on local parks, reserves and beaches

Percentage of residents satisfied with the provision (quality, location and distribution) of local parks and reserves

74%

75%

75%

Percentage of residents who visited a local park or reserve in the last 12 months

89%

90%

90%

Provide sports fields that are fit for purpose and cater for community needs.

Percentage of residents satisfied with the provision (quality, location and distribution) of sports fields

75%

75%

75%

Provide programmes and facilities that ensure more Aucklanders are more active more often

Customers Net Promoter Score for Pool and Leisure Centres

18%

15%

15%

Local Community Services

This group of activities contributes to improved community outcomes by providing places and spaces for the community to learn and recreate and by integrating arts and culture into the everyday lives of Aucklanders. Key activities include locally delivered Libraries and Information (Libraries) and Arts, Community and Events services.

These activities will be developed through investment via local community grants, community empowerment programmes and various events including Carols on the Green, ANZAC events and a Movies in Parks event. 

Our annual budget to deliver these activities includes operating costs of $2,856,000 and capital investment of $331,000.

The key initiatives we have planned for 2017/2018 include:

·         Local Board contestable grants programme

·         Local community empowerment programmes

·         Christmas event with carols on Vellenoweth Green

·         ANZAC Day event funding

·         A Movies in Parks event

Levels of Service

We measure our performance against the following measures for each local priority.

Level of service

Performance measure

Actual 2015/16

LTP

 Target 2016/17

AP

Target 2017/18

Provide safe, accessible, welcoming library facilities that support the delivery of quality learning programmes and services relevant to local communities

Use of libraries as digital community hubs: Number of internet sessions per capita (PC & Wi-Fi)

1.7

0.9

2.0

Number of visits to library facilities per capita

6.6

5.5

5.5

Percentage of customers satisfied with the quality of library service delivery

91%

85%

85%

Percentage of visitors satisfied with the library environment

87%

85%

85%

Enable Aucklanders and communities to express themselves and improve their wellbeing through customer centric advice, funding, facilitation and permitting

Percentage of funding/grant applicants satisfied with information, assistance and advice provided

64%

76%

78%

Deliver a variety of events, programmes and projects that improve safety, connect Aucklanders and engage them in their city and communities

Percentage of Aucklanders that feel connected to their neighbourhood and local community

48%

77%

36%

Percentage of attendees satisfied with council delivered and funded local events

63%

85%

85%

Provide safe, reliable and accessible social infrastructure for Aucklanders that contributes to placemaking and thriving communities

Percentage of Aucklanders that feel their local town centre is safe

Day: 93%
Night: 50%

Day: 85%
Night: 40%

Day: 86%
Night: 41%

Facility Utilisation - utilisation at peak times and off-peak times for council managed community centres and venues for hire

Peak: 38%
Off peak: 16%

Peak: 30%
Off peak: 19%

Peak: 38%
Off peak: 16%

Percentage of community facilities bookings used for health and wellbeing related activity

26%

20%

28%

Number of visitors to community centres and venues for hire

386,892

389,510

346,267

Local Planning and Development

This group of activities covers local business area planning, local street environment and town centres and local environment and heritage protection. 

Our annual budget to deliver these activities includes operating costs of $552,000.

The key initiatives we have planned for 2017/2018 include:

·         Research into the impacts of events on our area

·         Young Enterprise Scheme

Levels of Service

We measure our performance against the following measures for each local priority.

Level of service

Performance measure

Actual 2015/16

LTP

 Target 2016/17

AP

Target 2017/18

Develop local business precincts and town centres as great places to do business

Percentage of Business Associations meeting their Business Improvement District (BID) Partnership Programme obligations

0%

100%

100%

Local Environmental Management

Local environmental management activities work in partnership with locally based communities and iwi to deliver enhanced environmental outcomes (with a focus in indigenous biodiversity, healthy waterways and sustainable living) that contribute to Māori, community wellbeing and economy.

These activities include a range of ecological programmes to support restoration, healthy waters and heritage improvements.

Our annual budget to deliver these activities includes operating costs of $301,000.

The key initiatives we have planned for 2017/2018 include:

·         Ecological restoration projects

·         Mangrove removal in Hobson Bay and Tahuna Torea

·         Healthy waters projects

·         Heritage Improvements to searchlight emplacements

·         Ōrākei Basin improvements

Levels of Service

We measure our performance against the following measures for each local priority.

Level of service

Performance measure

Actual 2015/16

LTP

 Target 2016/17

AP

Target 2017/18

Provide leadership & support to protect and conserve the region’s natural environment, historic heritage and Māori cultural heritage

Proportion of local programmes that deliver intended environmental actions and/or outcomes

100%

85%

90%

Local Governance

Activities in this group support our 21 local boards to engage with and represent their communities, and make decisions on local activities. This support includes providing strategic advice, leadership of the preparation of local board plans, support in developing Local Board Agreements, community engagement including relationships with mana whenua and Māori communities, and democracy and administrative support.

The measures for this group of activities are covered under the Regional Governance group of activities in the Long-term Plan 2015-2025 where the survey measures determine participation with Auckland Council decision-making in general. This includes local decision-making. There are no significant changes to the measures or targets for 2017/2018.

Our annual budget to deliver these activities includes operating costs of $1,067,000.

Local Funding

Auckland Council has a shared governance model for making decisions on local activities.  Under the Local Board Funding Policy adopted in August 2014, funding is allocated to local boards to deliver local services, through the following methods:

1.    Asset based services - the governing body allocates funds to deliver local activities based on decisions about region-wide service levels. This includes allocation of funds for local asset based services, such as building a new swimming pool or library. 

2.    Locally driven initiatives – an allocation is based on a formula applied to each local board, with the exception of Great Barrier and Waiheke Local Boards who agree funding requirements with the governing body on an annual basis.

3.    Governance services – an allocation is based on the number of elected members and associated administrative costs for each local board.

As part of the Long-term Plan 2015-2025, the governing body approved a new discretionary capital expenditure fund for local boards.  This incorporates a total fund of $10 million per annum across all 21 local boards, to be managed in three-year periods. 

The total planned expenditure for local activities across all 21 local boards over the 2017/2018 financial year is shown in the table below. The budgets for each local board are listed within the individual local board agreements in this volume.


 

Funding priorities for local activities

Capital spend
 
By activity area
By category

Key projects

 
 
Operating spend
 
By activity area
 

 

Funding Impact Statement

This prospective funding impact statement has been prepared to meet the requirements of Section 21 (5) of the Local Government (Auckland Council) Act 2009. It covers the year from 1 July 2017 to 30 June 2018 and outlines the council's sources of funding for local activities in this local board area and our plan to apply them.

$000


2017/2018

Financial year ending 30 June

Sources of operating funding:

 

General rates, UAGCs, rates penalties

13,193

Targeted rates

578

Subsidies and grants for operating purposes

15

Fees and charges

182

Local authorities fuel tax, fines, infringement fees and other receipts

197

Total operating funding

14,164

 

Applications of operating funding:

 

Payment to staff and suppliers

10,798

Finance costs

1,313

Internal charges and overheads applied

2,040

Other operating funding applications

0

Total applications of operating funding

14,150

 

Surplus (deficit) of operating funding

14

 

Sources of capital funding:

 

Subsidies and grants for capital expenditure

0

Development and financial contributions*

0

Increase (decrease) in debt

7,060

Gross proceeds from sale of assets

0

Lump sum contributions

0

Other dedicated capital funding

0

Total sources of capital funding

7,060

 

Application of capital funding:

 

Capital expenditure:

 

- to meet additional demand

3,187

- to improve the level of service

1,132

- to replace existing assets

2,754

Increase (decrease) in reserves

0

Increase (decrease) in investments

0

Total applications of capital funding

7,074

 

Surplus (deficit) of capital funding

(14)

 

Funding balance

0

Appendix A: Advocacy initiative

A key role of the local board is to advocate for initiatives that the local board may not have decision-making responsibilities or funding for this annual plan, but recognise the value it will add to the local community.  The number one advocacy initiative for this local board is:      

Initiative

Description

Advocating to

Shared path connection between Gowing Drive and the Ōrākei Spine

Purpose:

The number one advocacy initiative of the Ōrākei Local Board is to develop a cycling and pedestrian feeder link from the Gowing Drive area to the Glen Innes to Tāmaki Drive Shared Path (the Shared Path). The main purpose of this connection is to provide a safe and direct transport connection between the Gowing Drive area and the Kohimarama area by crossing the Shared Path.

The Board is advocating to the Governing Body to recognise the substantial contribution (up to $2 million) the Ōrākei Local Board is making and to join in partnership to assist in constructing the Gowing Drive feeder link.

Commissioners’ Recommendation:

One of the recommendations of the Commissioners following the hearing of the Notice of Requirement (NZTA) August 2016 was that the Requiring Authority (NZTA in this case) needed to provide additional connections to both sides of the Shared Path. They strongly supported a statement by a submitter that the Gowing Drive connection was necessary for the fulfilment of the objectives of the project.

The Hearing Report states... "The Commissioners endorse this point and strongly recommend that the Requiring Authority continue to investigate (and then assist in the funding) of linkages across the Pourewa Valley..."

Background:

The Shared Path currently has one of four sections complete, with the stage from St John’s Road to Ōrākei Basin currently in detail design.

For the last two years, the Shared Path and Gowing Drive connection have been the two most heavily commented upon items in the Ōrākei Local Board Annual Budget feedback with near unanimous support for these projects.

There are three other main feeder links that are confirmed for the Shared Path - from John Rymer Place, Kepa Bush and Tahapa Reserve connections. The Gowing Drive connection will enable a nearly direct transport mode across the Shared Path to local schools, shopping and community facilities. Currently most school pupils who live in the St Johns/Meadowbank area get to and from school by car.  This involves a circuitous route driving up through the suburban streets then entering the traffic flow along St Johns Road then into Kohimarama Road.  This route becomes severely congested on weekdays between 8-9 am and 3-6pm. Links to the pathway from both the Kohimarama and St Johns/Meadowbank sides of the pathway are necessary to make walking to and from school for local students via the pathway a safe and realistic proposition. A direct connection between both sides of the Shared Path will assist greatly at peak time in getting cars off the St Johns/ Kohimarama arterial roads.

Strategy:

Given that the section of the Shared Path that this Gowing Drive connection will attach to is now in detailed design, there is urgency to confirm funding so that the connection can be added to the design.

The Local Board sees this project as having local, sub-regional and regional significance which can realise the co-benefits of active transport and connecting communities. Due to the wider than local benefits of this link, the Board is seeking partnership between the Governing Body, NZTA and Auckland Transport with the Local Board.

The Ōrākei Local Board is prepared to commit up to $2 million of discretionary local board funding for this feeder link and is inviting the other bodies to collaborate with us in funding this significant connection to realise the benefits of the Shared Path, noting that without other parties contributing funding, this project cannot go ahead.  Pending further feasibility studies, the current best estimates of the connection are between $3-6 million depending which connection option – underpass or overbridge, is deemed most feasible.

Governing Body and Auckland Transport

 


 

Appendix B: How to contact your Local Board

Local boards have been established to enable local representation and decision-making on behalf of local communities. You are encouraged to contact your elected members to have your say on matters that are important to your community.

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Colin Davis (Chairman)

Shop 25, Meadowbank Shopping Centre,

35 St Johns Road,

Meadowbank

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Ph: (09) 575 5265

E: colin.davis@aucklandcouncil.govt.nz

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Kit Parkinson (Deputy Chairman)

Shop 25, Meadowbank Shopping Centre,

35 St Johns Road,

Meadowbank

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Ph: (027) 274 9688

E: kit.parkinson@aucklandcouncil.govt.nz

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Carmel Claridge

Shop 25, Meadowbank Shopping Centre,

35 St Johns Road,

Meadowbank

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Ph: (021) 701 062

E: carmel.claridge@aucklandcouncil.govt.nz

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Troy Churton

Shop 25, Meadowbank Shopping Centre,

35 St Johns Road,

Meadowbank

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Ph: (021) 042 1110

E: troy.churton@aucklandcouncil.govt.nz

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Toni Millar

Shop 25, Meadowbank Shopping Centre,

35 St Johns Road,

Meadowbank

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Ph: (021) 727 948

E: toni.millar@aucklandcouncil.govt.nz

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Rosalind Rundle

Shop 25, Meadowbank Shopping Centre,

35 St Johns Road,

Meadowbank

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Ph: (021) 522 147

E: rosalind.rundle@aucklandcouncil.govt.nz

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David Wong

Shop 25, Meadowbank Shopping Centre,

35 St Johns Road,

Meadowbank

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Ph: (021) 723 846

E: david.o.wong@aucklandcouncil.govt.nz

The board can be contacted at the address below:

Shop 25, Meadowbank Shopping Centre,

35 St Johns Road,

Meadowbank
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For general enquiries, assistance and information, phone 09 301 0101 any time or visit www.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz.

 

Local board meetings, agendas and minutes are available on the Auckland Council website: www.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz > About council > Meetings and agendas