Ngā Hui a te Poari Kaitohutohu mō te Pokapū o Te Tāone Nui o Tāmaki Makaurau /

Auckland City Centre Advisory Board

 

OPEN MINUTES

 

 

 

Minutes of a meeting of the Auckland City Centre Advisory Board held in the Level 2, Reception Lounge, Auckland Town Hall, 301-305 Queen Street, Auckland on Wednesday, 21 November 2018 at 3:04pm.

 

present

 

Chairperson

Ms Viv Beck

Business Improvement District

Members

Ms Noelene Buckland

City Centre Residents Group

 

Mr Shale Chambers

Waitematā Local Board, Auckland Council

 

Mr Terry Cornelius, JP

Retail sector

 

Mr George Crawford

Property Council of NZ

 

Cr Chris Darby

Auckland Council (Mayor’s alternate)

 

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 Nigel Murphy

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

 

Mr Adam  Parkinson

City Centre Residents Group

 

Mr Jeremy Purcell (alternate)

Urban design/institute of architects

 

Mr Patrick Reynolds

Transport representative

 

Mr Michael Richardson

Business Improvement District

 

ABSENT

 

 

Mr Greg Cohen

Tourism/Travel

 

Mr Ben Corban

Arts and Cultural Sector

Deputy Chair

Andrew Gaukrodger

Corporate sector

 

Mayor Hon Phil Goff, CNZM, JP

Auckland Council

 

Mr James Mooney

Urban design/institute of architects

 

ALSO PRESENT

 

 

Mr Richard Northey

Waitematā Local Board Member

 

 


Auckland City Centre Advisory Board

21 November 2018

 

 

 

1           Apologies

  

Resolution number CEN/2018/62

MOVED by Ms N Buckland, seconded by Mr P Reynolds:  

That the Auckland City Centre Advisory Board:

a)          accept the apologies from Mr G Cohen, Mr B Corban, Deputy Chairperson A Gaukrodger and Mr J Mooney for absence.

CARRIED

 

 

2           Declaration of Interest

 

There were no declarations of interest.

 

 

3           Confirmation of Minutes

 

Resolution number CEN/2018/63

MOVED by Ms N Buckland, seconded by Mr N Murphy:  

That the Auckland City Centre Advisory Board:

a)          confirm the ordinary minutes of its meeting, held on Wednesday, 24 October 2018 as a true and correct record, subject to the following changes:

Item 5: Wellesley Street bus improvements project update

Insertion of new clause b) “note the importance of ensuring a holistic approach with Grafton Gully and plans for light rail.”

Insertion of new clause c) “note the importance of quality of public realm.”

Item 6: City Rail Link update

insertion of new clause b) “express its concerns in a letter to council’s Chief Executive including:

i)           impact of bus bays (on design)

ii)          importance of holistic transport planning (including impact of light rail)

iii)        request a collaborative approach between Auckland Council, Auckland Transport and City Rail Link Limited.”

CARRIED

 

 

4           Extraordinary Business

 

There was no extraordinary business.

 

 

5

Federal Street upgrade stage two project update

 

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

 

Resolution number CEN/2018/64

MOVED by Mr A Parkinson, seconded by Mr M Richardson:  

That the Auckland City Centre Advisory Board:

a)       receive the update on the Federal Street upgrade stage two project.

b)       provide feedback on the preliminary design as follows:

i)           broad support was expressed for the design.

ii)          note further updates will be provided to the board as appropriate.

iii)        emphasise the importance that the design work take account of servicing and loading policy and innovation across the council group.

iv)        further discussion to be had regarding the interface with St Matthews as part of TR8 review.

CARRIED

 

Attachments

a     21 November 2018, Auckland City Centre Advisory Board: Item 5 - Federal Street upgrade stage two project update, presentation  

 

 

6

City Rail Link: Albert Street update

 

A presentation was given by representatives from City Rail Link Limited, Auckland Transport and Auckland Council. A copy of the presentation has been placed on the official minutes and is available on the Auckland Council website as a minutes attachment.

 

Resolution number CEN/2018/65

MOVED by Ms N Buckland, seconded by Mr S Chambers:  

That the Auckland City Centre Advisory Board:

a)       receive the City Rail Link project Albert Street update.

b)       request the council group to reassess the transport assumptions underpinning the movement of buses along Albert Street post City Rail Link with independent peer review.

c)       set up a sub-group comprising of Chairperson V Beck, Mr S Chambers and Mr P Reynolds to review the results of the work outlined in clause b) and in light of the strategic role of Albert Street in the city centre, and to make a recommendation to the board for decision in order to report back to the council before Christmas 2018.

i)           agree that the board’s decision of support or concern can be made by email agreement of a majority of the board’s members.

CARRIED

 

Attachments

a     21 November 2018, Auckland City Centre Advisory Board: Item 6 - City Rail Link: Albert Street update, presentation   

 

 

7

City centre targeted rate portfolio review update - November 2018

 

Mr GC Crawford left the meeting at 4.50 pm.

 

Resolution number CEN/2018/66

MOVED by Ms N Buckland, seconded by Mr S Chambers:  

That the Auckland City Centre Advisory Board:

a)       provide feedback on the prioritisation of projects in the city centre targeted rate portfolio requiring strategic assessment as follows:

i)           request staff provide the whole body of work to the board at the earliest possible time and no later than June 2019.

b)       receive an update on the revised forecasts for city centre targeted rate portfolio.

c)       note that the revised City Centre Targeted Rate assessment criteria will be taken to the Finance and Performance Committee for endorsement early in 2019.

d)       note that there is an opportunity to add new projects for inclusion in the TR8 review.

CARRIED

 

 

8

City centre update for the Auckland City Centre Advisory Board - November 2018

 

Resolution number CEN/2018/67

MOVED by Ms N Buckland, seconded by Mr M Richardson:  

That the Auckland City Centre Advisory Board:

a)       receive the update on city centre projects and initiatives to 26 October 2018.

b)         request written confirmation of occupation arrangements of private space adjacent to Freyberg Place.

CARRIED

 

 

9

Auckland City Centre Advisory Board forward work programme - November 2018

 

Resolution number CEN/2018/68

MOVED by Ms A Malcolm, seconded by Mr M Richardson:  

That the Auckland City Centre Advisory Board:

a)       endorse the Auckland City Centre Advisory Board 2018 forward work programme, as per Attachment A of the agenda report.

CARRIED

 

 

10

2019 schedule of meetings

 

Resolution number CEN/2018/69

MOVED by Chairperson V Beck, seconded by Mr S Chambers:  

That the Auckland City Centre Advisory Board:

a)          note the 2019 schedule of meetings.

CARRIED

 

 

 

11         Consideration of Extraordinary Items

 

There was no consideration of extraordinary items.   

 

 

 

 

 

 

5.17 pm                                                   The Chairperson 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 Auckland City Centre Advisory Board HELD ON

 

 

 

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