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, 25 October 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

 

Ms Noelene Buckland

City Centre Residents Group

 

Member Shale Chambers

Waitemata Local Board, Auckland Council

 

Mr Greg Cohen

Tourism/Travel

 

Mr Ben Corban

Arts and Cultural Sector

 

Mr Terry Cornelius, JP

Retail sector

 

Mr George Crawford

Property Council of NZ

 

Cr Chris Darby

Auckland Council (Mayor’s alternate)

 

Mayor Hon Phil Goff, CNZM, JP

Auckland Council

 

Mr Dane Grey/ Mr Ngarimu Blair

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

 

(Quorum 10 members)

 

 

Sonja Tomovska

Governance Advisor

 

18 October 2017

 

Contact Telephone: 021 723 228

Email: sonja.tomovska@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 one 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

25 October 2017

 

 

ITEM   TABLE OF CONTENTS                                                                                        PAGE

1          Apologies                                                                                                                        5

2          Declaration of Interest                                                                                                   5

3          Confirmation of Minutes                                                                                               5

4          Extraordinary Business                                                                                                5

5          City Centre Update for the Auckland City Centre Advisory Board - to 13 October 2017                                                                                                                                         7

6          Review of the 2015-2025 DRAFT City Centre Targeted Rate funded programme of work                                                                                                                                       15

7          Karangahape Road Cyleway and Enhancement Project - Update                        21

8          Poynton Terrace raised pedestrian crossing                                                           23

9          City Rail Link Update                                                                                                   35 

10        Consideration of Extraordinary Items 

 

 


1          Apologies

 

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

 

2          Declaration of Interest

 

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

 

3          Confirmation of Minutes

 

That the Auckland City Centre Advisory Board:

a)         confirm the ordinary minutes of its meeting, held on Wednesday, 27 September 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

25 October 2017

 

 

City Centre Update for the Auckland City Centre Advisory Board - to 13 October 2017

 

File No.: CP2017/21682

 

Purpose

1.       To update the Auckland City Centre Advisory Board on progress on City Centre projects and initiatives to 13 October 2017.

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

·   Programming Activities

·   Operations

·   Delivery Projects

3.       For physical project delivery, a coloured bar shows the three stages of development: 

Feasibility / Investigation

        

Design / Consultation

 

Construction

 


An arrow        highlights the current stage of the project.

Executive summary

City Centre Targeted Rate funded programme of work

4.       Targeted Rate version 7 (TR7) is now in draft form and will be discussed with the Auckland City Centre Advisory Board at this meeting

Federal Street Project

5.       Concept designs have been completed and early engagement has been positive.  The design will be shared with the Advisory Board at this meeting. 

Karangahape Road Project

6.       The Karangahape Road Reference Group has been established; made up of locals, The Business Association, The Auckland Design Office and the project team.  The group will contribute to a number of elements within the design.  The project team will be presenting at this meeting.

Public Art strategy

7.       A strategy is underway to provide a vision and rationale for investment in City Centre public art. This will be workshopped with members before the Advisory Board meeting this month.

Activate Auckland

8.       The success of both ARTWEEK and the Auckland Heritage Festival ensured there was a lot to see and do in the City Centre during the month of October.

Pā Rongorongo

9.       Pā Rongorongo (Information Hub) is taking shape on the Griffiths Gardens site.  This interactive space should be open to the public early in the New Year.

 

 

Recommendation

That the Auckland City Centre Advisory Board:

a)      receive the City Centre Update Report to 13 October 2017

 

Comments

Programming

Overall City Centre Planning

10.     The City Centre planning and implementation strategy, presented to the Planning Committee and the Auckland City Centre Advisory Board in August 2017, was endorsed by the Planning Committee at the 6 September 2017 meeting (resolution PLA/2017/109). It has subsequently been workshopped with the Governing Body as part of the infrastructure workstream for the Long-term Plan. The last Governing Body meeting of the year is on 14 December 2017 where the Long-term Plan will be approved for consultation.

11.     Further work will be undertaken over the coming months to refine the proposed planning and implementation strategy, which will ultimately feed into the prioritisation of the Long-term Plan 2018-28 in March and April 2018.

12.     As part of this process, the City Centre Targeted Rate schedule is also being reviewed.  A draft version will be provided for discussion at the 25 October 2017 Auckland City Centre Advisory Board meeting. Minor changes have been incorporated since the last revision, to better align it with immediate programme requirements.  An in-depth revision of the targeted rate will be undertaken in 2018 to align it with the Long-term Plan 2018-28, and the advisory board will be consulted throughout this process.

Wynyard Quarter and Central Wharves

13.     A report on the Port Future Study was presented to the Planning Committee on 10 October 2017.  The Planning Committee resolved to scope and agree the next steps with respect to the Consensus Working Group’s recommendations (resolution PLA/2017/12). A Planning Committee workshop for the Ports of Auckland Board to present their development plans for the wharves, including the Captain Cooks Wharf, has been scheduled for 12 November 2017.

14.     Planning around the reconfiguration of the Ferry Basin as an enabler for the Downtown Programme, and to provide extra capacity for growth in ferry services in the future, is progressing.  However this work is reliant on the delivery of the Queens Wharf Mooring Dolphin.

15.     The Queens Wharf Mooring Dolphin will be workshopped with the Governing Body on 13 November 2017.  Following that, a recommendation will be taken to the 23 November 2017 Governing Body meeting.

Downtown

16.     The Planning Committee endorsed the coordinated programme of transport and streetscape projects for the downtown area based around a pedestrian-friendly core, supported by quality public transport to the east and west, and integrated with waterfront planning (resolution PLA/2017/109). The programme was presented to the Auckland City Centre Advisory Board on 23 August 2017.

17.     The Downtown Programme, to deliver the vision for Auckland’s downtown precinct and waterfront, has been established. Critical work streams to inform the master planning for the levels and delivery of the seawall have been established, and technical expertise procured, to ensure that the key milestones on the critical path are met.

18.     The phasing for delivery of this programme remains complicated from a technical and constructability point of view, and the programme team are considering all possible options to minimise programme risk.

19.     Elements of the programme are dependent on additional funding allocations through the Long-term Plan 2018 process, however, the programme team have confirmed a baseline scope that can be delivered within the current funding envelope.

Midtown

20.     As discussed at the 27 September 2017 Auckland City Centre Advisory Board meeting, Auckland Transport is finalising the Indicative Business Case for the Midtown Bus Project, following public consultation and stakeholder engagement.  The next phase is a Detailed Business Case which will develop the concept further, including the proposed University Bus Station.  Further updates will be provided to the advisory board as milestones are reached.  Public and stakeholder engagement will also continue over the coming months.

Learning Quarter

21.     Improvement projects (including lighting, CCTV, path upgrades and building rehabilitation) in Albert Park are on track for completion by year end.

22.     Safety issues around the Chris Booth sculpture are being investigated and may result in additional improvements as part of the Albert Park upgrade.  Conversations are underway with neighbouring properties, the public arts team and the sculptor.

23.     The Learning Quarter Working Group, comprising of Auckland Council, Auckland University of Technology (AUT), and the University of Auckland, will next meet on 8 November 2017.

24.     Tactical Urban Initiatives are being planned for St Paul and Mount Streets.

25.     Parking issues are being investigated on Alfred Street, Auckland Transport is working on plans to enforce no parking on the street.

26.     Auckland Transport and the University of Auckland are considering improvements on Princes Street, including better cycling connections.

Homelessness

27.     Auckland Council is continuing to develop the regional cross-sectoral homelessness plan, including early discussions and engagement with key government agencies.

28.     The mayor’s proposal for the 2017-2018 annual budget prioritised $500,000 to promote collaboration across the council group, government agencies, charities, businesses and philanthropic groups to address chronic homelessness.  Council is in the process of allocating funding to the Auckland City Mission and the Salvation Army Waitākere to support the provision of the regional outreach service; and to the Housing First Collective to enhance their homeless data collection.

Activate Auckland: Supporting business

29.     Activate Auckland is working with the Karangahape Road Business Association and Auckland Transport to develop best practice in development response communications. A development response strategy and action plan will be delivered to the Karangahape Road project team by the end of October 2017.

30.     Business support packages developed by Activate Auckland have been expanded to include: BusinessPac, a pilot created in partnership with Mentors NZ, Auckland Chamber of Commerce and City Rail Link Limited. The package is being offered to Albert Street businesses impacted by the City Rail Link construction and will soon be offered to Karangahape Road businesses.

Events

31.     During Artweek (7-15 October 2017), the following events were delivered in partnership with Heart of the City:

·   Mika Haka – Pō (Beautiful Darkness) – for the evening of Late Night Art Queer, Māori artist Mika Haka worked in collaboration with the composer Penny Dodd, students from the Media Design School and members of the MiKA Haka Foundation to create a digital multimedia performance inside St Matthews Church.  Donations were taken for Lifewise and the Auckland City Mission.

·   Urban Art Village – a pop-up installation of five different interactive projects by up and coming Auckland designers.

·   Tautai Presents: Lit! – a series of eight light boxes displayed in Bledisloe Lane exhibiting contemporary Pacific artists selected by the Tautai Pacific Arts Trust.

·   Poi Magic – a collaboration between Māori artist Mei Hill, lighting designer Angus Muir and the Auckland Design Office’s Māori Responsiveness team, and various indigenous artists from across Auckland.  The exhibition took place in Aotea Square during Late Night Art, featuring two massive, lit poi and kapa haka performances.

·   Ice encased flowers – a collaboration between Albert Street florist, Roma Blooms, Ice Creations and Angus Muir Design saw the creation of large floral arrangements encased in 2 metre blocks of ice.

·   He aha e tangi te kainga rite? (what sounds like home?) – a multi-room installation and performance series by the Uniform Collective.  Newly opened Pioneer Women’s and Ellen Melville Hall hosted these expressions of sound, colour and light representing Tāmaki Makaurau.

·   Stuck in the maze - from housed to homeless – Margaret Lewis, Awhina Mai Tatou Katoa and Radio NFA presented an interactive manifestation of the journeys that displace Aucklanders from their homes.

32.     The Auckland Heritage Festival took place from 30 September until 15 October 2017 and included the following events:

·   Te Rangatira & Ida: Maori Sailing Heritage on the Hauraki Gulf - Activate Auckland presented an account of Mana Whenua maritime history, the adventures of Te Rangitira and Isa sailing stories of the Hauraki Gulf and its islands. Over 100 people attended

·   Pubs, Toilets, a Cathedral and the City Well - Activate Auckland supported Albert Street by hosting a walk back in time, taking in original built features and architecture of the 19th Century. The tours were packed to capacity and people had to be turned away

·   Walk the Walk:  A history of fashion in the City - The fashion tours were so popular that an extra tour had to be facilitated.  The tour has now been funded by Activate Auckland and will run monthly from the Information Hub on Wellesley Street.

Griffiths Gardens – Pā Rongorongo/Information Hub

33.     The Information Hub structure was delivered to site in late September 2017 and will be fit out and clad over the next six weeks.

34.     Pā Rongorongo is a place where people will be able to access City Centre information via an interactive digital mapping portal.  Information will include heritage, arts and culture, public facilities, events, the City Rail Link, walking and cycling, significant trees and youth-friendly spaces.  The application will enable people to create personalised maps of the City Centre which they can text or email to themselves, or print out in the Hub.

35.     Pā Rongorongo will also be home to the For the Love of Bees Seedbank, and be a bookable space for exhibitions, conversations and presentations.

36.     This project is being delivered in partnership with Auckland Transport.


 

For the Love of Bees Project

37.     Mauri Toi (the Life of Art) – During Artweek For the Love of Bees, in collaboration with Awhina Mai Tatou Katoa, presented Mauri Toi showcasing indigenous weaving, carving and production techniques from artists from within the Auckland’s Lifewise and rough-sleeping communities. The residency concluded with an evening of song, dance and free food supplied by Everybody Eats and Kiwi Harvest.

Tactical urban interventions (TUI)

38.     PlaceKit is currently in construction.  Initial prototypes are expected next month with the first production run arriving early in 2018.

39.     The first projects will be:

·   Federal Street Shared Space – working with Sky City

·   Federal Street Contraflow Cycleway – working with Auckland Transport

·   St Pauls Street – working with Auckland Transport and AUT

·   Karangahape Road – working with Auckland Transport

City Rail Link Limited

40.     By the end of October 2017, fences and hoardings will be moved off the footpath and onto the road carriageway, Albert Street will remain in this state for approximately one year.  The City Rail Link Street Response Team and Activate Auckland will continue to deliver a programme of events, activations and business support to the Albert Street precinct. 

41.     To date, over 80 businesses in the precinct have been offered BusinessPac, which has led to a number of businesses signing up for a free business mentor and free membership to the Auckland Chamber of Commerce.

Aotea Quarter

42.     The Aotea Quarter Public Art Guide was launched during Artweek, so far the response has been very positive.

43.     The Aotea Quarter Destination Strategy will be finalised by the end of November 2017.  An additional plan (aligning with the Quarter Plan work), looking at how to ensure the area keeps lively and thriving during the City Rail Link works, is complete and will be presented to stakeholders in the area shortly.

44.     A reference design for Mayoral Drive, anticipating new development and the Laneways Circuit linkage into Aotea Square, in in progress.

45.     An audit of parking in the Aotea Quarter is about to start; in collaboration with Auckland Transport.

46.     Auckland Transport expects the wayfinding manual to be ready for use by the end of the year.  Aotea Quarter may act as a pilot for the new signage.  City Rail Link Limited and Activate Auckland are working with Auckland Transport to address temporary wayfinding needs during construction.

Cycle Network

47.     Quay Street segment of the Tāmaki Drive Cycleway: Construction had been delayed due to the resource consent application being notified, following a Hearing on 11 September 2017.  The application has now been approved and resource consent granted. Construction is likely to start early 2018.

48.     Nelson Street Cycleway: Works have started on the section of the Nelson Street Cycleway from Victoria Street to Pakenham Street East in Market Place, and Pitt Street from Beresford Square to Hobson Street. (The final section to Quay Street is being delivered as part of Westhaven to the City Stage 2). This section is due to open in mid-November 2017.

49.     Westhaven to City (Stage 1): This section is currently under construction, with completion expected by the end of October 2017.

50.     Westhaven to City (Stage 2):  The preferred option is a bi-directional cycleway on Market Place, Customs Street West and Lower Hobson Street. 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 closed on 2 October 2017. Feedback is being reviewed and assessed before the project is advanced to the design stage.

51.     Midtown cycleway (Victoria Street):  Detailed design started in July 2017, with construction expected in 2018. This cycleway links to a number of existing and proposed cycle facilities and as such is a section of the larger midtown cycling connection.

52.     Tāmaki Drive cycleway: Based on the consultation received and on the fact that the Glenn Innes shared path is going to connect with Tāmaki Drive on the Ngapipi Road intersection, the design has been reviewed. As a result, a two-way protected cycleway on the northern side of Tāmaki Drive, between Solent Street and Ngapipi Bridge, is proposed.  A project update was delivered to the public as part of the consultation for the Glenn Innes Shared Path. Consultation closed on 8 October 2017 and feedback is currently being reviewed and assessed.

Wynyard Quarter Redevelopment

53.     The Madden Street upgrade was completed on 15 September 2017. This was part of a larger project encompassing a complete streetscape and infrastructure upgrade of both Madden and Pakenham Streets. The work was carried out by Panuku Development Auckland in collaboration with Auckland Transport, Watercare and Healthy Waters.

54.     The Willis Bond residential construction projects for Wynyard Centre and 132 Halsey Street continue. The first phase of residential apartments, The Daldy Street Pavilions were completed in September 2017, with residents due to move into their apartments by the end of this month.

55.     The Wynyard Quarter Innovation Precinct is advancing towards completion; Precinct Properties at 12 Madden Street are now occupied (part of the GridAKL initiative launched by Auckland Tourism Events and Economic Development).

Operations

56.     The City Centre Public Art Strategy will be presented at a workhop with the advisory board before the meeting on 25 October 2017.

57.     The project to better monitor pedestrian flow in the City Centre (Smart Cities) is being developed as a joint project between Auckland Council and Auckland Transport.  Further details will come to the board in due course.

58.     We are in the final stages of securing the interface between Auckland Council consents and Land Information New Zealand’s Forward Works Viewer platform.  This will provide enhanced information on surrounding works, to anyone working within the road reserve.

59.     Monitoring – the Infometrics annual report 2016 is now publically available and provides information on the economic profile of the City Centre, including statistics on productivity, jobs, growth, business numbers and population.  Please view at the following link: https://ecoprofile.infometrics.co.nz/Auckland%20City%20Centre%20(3%20CAUs)

Delivery

Lower Queen Street and Albert Street Reinstatement upgrades

60.     The City Rail Link design team, in conjunction Auckland Council, has been working on the design for Lower Queen Street and the Britomart Station surrounds.  The concept design has just been completed and will be presented to the Auckland City Centre Advisory Board at the 25 October 2017 meeting. The design features the creation of a plaza and pedestrian space for Auckland in Lower Queen Street, outside the Britomart Transport Centre.  The design team is working in partnership with mana whenua to generate a high quality flexible space that responds to the unique Auckland narrative.  The document is available on the City Rail Link website (https://www.cityraillink.co.nz/city-rail-link-latest-designs-britomart-lower-queen-street/

Downtown Public Spaces

61.     Forming part of the Downtown Programme of works, the Downtown Public Spaces project is progressing in conjunction with the other projects in this area.  The reference design and technical risk assessment has been completed; integration with the seawall project is being discussed by the programme team and the technical consultants.

62.     The project is funded by the sale of Queen Elizabeth Square to Precinct Properties.  Though it is funded separately, it will integrate seamlessly with the plans for Quay Street and the Ferry Basin.

Britomart Streetscapes

63.     Planning is underway for Stage 3, which includes Tyler Street (Gore Street to Britomart Place), as well as the remainder of the programme.  Coordination is key in terms of staging and timing with the various public and private developments in the vicinity.

64.     An update on the programme delivery will be presented to Auckland City Centre Advisory Board in due course.

SkyPath

65.     Concept design work is being led by Panuku Development Auckland and is progressing well for the Harbour Bridge Park. This includes investigation on how to improve cycling and walking connections to SkyPath’s southern landing, and Auckland Transport’s cycling and walking improvements in Herne Bay.

Myers Park Upgrade – Stage 2

66.     A feasibility study is underway on an alternative flood protection system. If feasible, this has the potential to reduce construction costs as well as address a number of health and safety, and construction risks.

67.     A recommended way forward will be presented to the Auckland City Centre Advisory Board once the feasibility study is complete.

Karangahape Road Streetscape Enhancement and Cycleway

68.     The Karangahape Road Reference Group has been formed, consisting of people from the local area, the Business Association, the Auckland Design Office and the project team. This group will contribute to a number of elements within the design.

69.     A comprehensive communications and engagement plan has been developed to support the project.

70.     The latest cost estimates, based on further design developments, indicate that the project is over budget. The project team will be presenting options to the advisory board at the 25 October 2017 meeting.

Poynton Terrace

71.     Internal consultation has been completed and feedback is being reviewed and assessed. A designer has been engaged to work on the updated design as a result of this consultation.

72.     Public consultation is due to begin at the end of October 2017.

73.     The project team will be presenting to the advisory board at the 25 October 2017 meeting.

Federal Street upgrade – Stage 2

74.     The preferred concept design has been developed. The project team will present the latest designs at the 25 October 2017 advisory board meeting.

75.     The conceptual design has been presented to key stakeholders, including St Matthews Church, The Auckland City Mission, Waitematā Local Board and the Homeless Client Committee:  Feedback has been positive.

76.     Public consultation is planned for November 2017.

Hobson and Nelson Street upgrade

77.     Discussions are still in progress between Auckland Council and the New Zealand International Convention Centre in relation to the Hobson Street streetscape and the Convention Centre’s frontage.

78.     Traffic modelling has been completed for both Hobson and Nelson Streets and is now with Auckland Transport for review.

79.     Pre-feasibility investigations are in progress and are anticipated to be completed by the end of 2017. Once complete, the project team will be able to determine the potential scope and phasing of the programme.

Beach Road Maori Artwork

80.     Installation of the five bronze sculptures has been postponed while Auckland Council works through some broader issues with mana whenua. A further update will be provided at the November Auckland City Centre Advisory Board meeting.

O’Connell Street Public Art

81.     Surveying work on #5 and #10 facades have been completed.  Once analysed, a design meeting will be scheduled with the artist to complete detailed design.  It is expected that consents will be lodged in October 2017.

82.     The artwork is planned to be installed in early 2018.

Consideration

Local board views and implications

83.     Engagement with the Waitematā Local Board has occurred 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

84.     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

85.     Prior to the implementation of City Centre projects and initiatives, regular meetings and workshops are held with many stakeholders including the Waitematā Local Board, Heart of the City, Karangahape Road Business Association, Learning Quarter stakeholders, iwi, Council Controlled Organisations and the appropriate Auckland Council committee(s).

Attachments

There are no attachments for this report.      

Signatories

Author

Emma Taylor - Development Programmes Lead

Authoriser

Barry Potter - Director Infrastructure and Environmental Services

 


Auckland City Centre Advisory Board

25 October 2017

 

 

Review of the 2015-2025 DRAFT City Centre Targeted Rate funded programme of work

 

File No.: CP2017/21755

 

Purpose

1.       The purpose of this paper is to provide a copy of the DRAFT City Centre Targeted Rate funded programme of work (TR7) to the Auckland City Centre Advisory Board for review and discussion.

Executive summary

2.       The Auckland City Centre Advisory Board endorsed the previous City Centre Targeted Rate funded programme of work (TR6) on 6 March 2017 (resolution CEN/2017/12).

3.       The programme of work is regularly reviewed, updated and discussed with the Advisory Board to respond to any significant changes or new proposals.

4.       The next version of the City Centre Targeted Rate funded programme of work (TR7) is provided as a DRAFT for Advisory Board members to review and discuss at this meeting.

5.       It will be brought to the November 2017 meeting for endorsement, subject to any recommendations made at this meeting.

6.       This review mainly concerns timing adjustments to projects, which reflects changing priorities in the city centre; bringing some projects forward and pushing other projects out to later years.

7.       To keep targeted rate planning in line with the current Long Term Plan process, the next review will most likely include greater movement and change so as to align all projects and budgets within the Long Term Plan.

8.       The targeted rate must maintain a positive cash balance at all times.

 

Recommendation/s

That the Auckland City Centre Advisory Board:

a)      endorse the updated City Centre Targeted Rate funded programme of work for the financial years 2018-2025.

Comments

9.       The proposed City Centre Targeted Rate funded programme of work (TR7) (Attachment A) is a combination of projects included in the 2015-25 Long Term Plan which will be funded either solely by the targeted rate, or by the targeted rate and other funds.

10.     This is a DRAFT of the regular review of the City Centre Targeted Rate.

11.     In this DRAFT sums are allocated to operational costs for construction projects, these sums are mainly intended for construction disruption activities.  It is intended that all construction projects will have operational costs attached in due course.

12.     There are two new line items:

a)      Additional funding for the Heart of the City Queen Street feature lighting project.  This is due to an increase in budget required since the project was first endorsed at the March meeting (resolution CEN/2017/12).  At the May meeting, option B, as presented by Heart of the City, was endorsed (resolution CEN/2017/36).  This additional $45,000 is in line with that endorsement.

b)      Additional funding ($35k) to complete Beach Road cycleway rehabilitation work.  This work is being jointly funded by Community Facilities and the City Centre Targeted Rate.

13.     There are no significant increases to current projects.

14.     The Communications budget has been decreased by $300k to reflect the last three yearly spend and anticipated spend over the next seven years.

15.     Details of the line item proposed changes are in the comparison and variance between TR6 and TR7 spreadsheet (Attachment B).

16.     Feedback on this draft budget is sought from the Auckland City Centre Advisory Board members and will be incorporated into a final version which will be brought to the November meeting for endorsement.

17.     Budget changes will then be taken to the Finance and Performance Committee for approval and will be included in the Long Term Plan.

 

 

Attachments

No.

Title

Page

a

Proposed city centre targeted rate funded programme of works TR7

17

b

Comparison proposed TR7 & TR6

19

     

Signatories

Author

Emma Taylor - Development Programmes Lead

Authoriser

Barry Potter - Director Infrastructure and Environmental Services

 


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Karangahape Road Cyleway and Enhancement Project - Update

 

File No.: CP2017/22277

 

Purpose

1.       The purpose of this report is to:

·        Update the Auckland City Centre Advisory Board on the Karangahape Road Cycleway and Enhancement project.

·        To present and seek feedback on the design direction.

Executive summary

2.       Karangahape Road is part of the Auckland Cycle Network (ACN) and it is considered as one of the top five priority cycle routes in the Auckland City Centre.  The project was initiated by Auckland Transport to construct a protected one way cycle lane on both sides of the road along the length of Karangahape Road.

3.       At the 24 June 2015 Auckland City Centre Advisory Board meeting, the advisory board resolved to contribute funding to the project and endorse the allocation of targeted rate funding for pedestrian and public realm improvements in addition to the cycleway (Resolution CEN/2015/43).

4.       The total funding for this project is $13.5M, made up of $4.5M and $9M from Auckland Transport and the City Centre Targeted Rate, respectively.

5.       The conceptual design was developed throughout 2016 and the project went out for public consultation 18 October to 20 November 2016. The concept design was finalised early this year.

6.       The project team worked closely with Mana Whenua to procure and appoint Tessa Harris as the Kaiarataki to work alongside the design team.

7.       The project went out to tender and a design team was appointed in July 2017 to further develop the design through to construction.  The project is currently in the Developed Design phase.

Recommendation/s

That the Auckland City Centre Advisory Board:

a)      receive the update from the project team on the Karangahape Road Cycleway and Enhancement project.

 

 

Attachments

There are no attachments for this report.    

Signatories

Author

Jenny Larking - Manager Development Programmes

Authoriser

Barry Potter - Director Infrastructure and Environmental Services

 


Auckland City Centre Advisory Board

25 October 2017

 

 

Poynton Terrace raised pedestrian crossing

 

File No.: CP2017/22164

 

Purpose

1.       The purpose of this report is to:

·        Update the Auckland City Centre Advisory Board on the Poynton Terrace raised pedestrian crossing project between Saint Kevin’s Arcade and Myers Park

·        To present and seek feedback on the design.

 

Recommendation/s

That the Auckland City Centre Advisory Board:

a)      receive the update from the project team on the Poynton Terrace raised pedestrian crossing project between Saint Kevin’s Arcade and Myers Park.

Discussion

Background

2.       The Waitemata Local Board’s Myers Park development plan (2012) proposed a southern gateway to the entrance of the park on Poynton Terrace as part of the wider plans for improvement for Myers Park. This project is in line with this plan and proposes a high quality raised pedestrian connection at the top of the Myers Park stairs across Poynton Terrace to Saint Kevin’s Arcade on Karangahape Road. The project includes improvement to street lighting in the immediate vicinity.

3.       The project was initially part of the Myers Park upgrade stage one project which was completed in 2015/2016 but was delayed due to a new apartment building being built at the end of Poynton terrace. That building is now almost complete.

4.       This project will improve the streetscape environment by providing a safe, legible and attractive crossing point. It will help balance the space allocation between cars and pedestrians, improve safety through lighting and improve connectivity to Myers Park.

Project timeline

Mana Whenua reach out:       October and November 2017

Design updates:                      Starting end of October

Public consultation:                 End of 2017 and early 2018

Construction:                           March to May 2018

 

Attachments

No.

Title

Page

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Signatories

Author

Ella Hardy - Development Programmes Analyst

Authoriser

Barry Potter - Director Infrastructure and Environmental Services

 


Auckland City Centre Advisory Board

25 October 2017

 

 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


Auckland City Centre Advisory Board

25 October 2017

 

 

City Rail Link Update

 

File No.: CP2017/22143

 

Purpose

1.       To provide a design and progress update on the Lower Queen Street/Britomart Station surrounds as part of the City Rail Link works and seek feedback.

Executive summary

2.       As part of the funding agreement for Lower Queen St, the City Rail Link Limited (CRLL) project team is providing a design and progress update on Lower Queen St 50% design, and seeks feedback from the Auckland City Centre Advisory Board.

3.       The City Rail Link (CRL) design and progress update, including a presentation, is available on CRL website through this link https://www.cityraillink.co.nz/city-rail-link-latest-designs-britomart-lower-queen-street/?rq=lower%20queen%20street.

 

 

 

Recommendation/s

That the Auckland City Centre Advisory Board:

a)      receive the design and progress update on the Lower Queen Street/Britomart Station surrounds as part of the City Rail Link works and provide feedback.

 

 

Attachments

There are no attachments for this report.     

Signatories

Author

Project Team - City Rail Link Limited (CRLL)

Authoriser

Barry Potter - Director Infrastructure and Environmental Services