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, 18 April 2019 at 3.00pm.

 

present

 

Chairperson

Kit Parkinson

 

Deputy Chairman

Carmel Claridge

 

Members

Troy Churton

 

 

Colin Davis, JP

 

 

Toni Millar, QSM, JP

 

 

Ros Rundle

 

 

ABSENT

 

Member

David Wong

 

 

 


Ōrākei Local Board

18 April 2019

 

 

 

1          Welcome

 

The Chairperson opened the meeting and welcomed those present.

 

2          Apologies

  

Resolution number OR/2019/48

MOVED by Chairperson K Parkinson, seconded by Member R Rundle:  

That the Ōrākei Local Board accept the apology from Member D Wong for absence.

CARRIED

 

 

3          Declaration of Interest

 

There were no declarations of interest.

 

4          Confirmation of Minutes

 

Resolution number OR/2019/49

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

That the minutes of the Ōrākei Local Board meeting held on Thursday, 21 March 2019 be confirmed as true and correct.

CARRIED

 

5          Leave of Absence

 

There were no requests for leave of absence.

 

6          Acknowledgements

 

6.1

Acknowledgements - Recent Passing of Dean Martin, Principal Advisor Maori Relations and Governance, Auckland Council

 

A moment of silence was observed to acknowledge the recent passing of Dean Martin, Principal Advisor Maori Relations and Governance at Auckland Council.

Dean had worked closely with the Ōrākei Local Board in recent months to assist with its preparation for a hui with Ngāti Whātua o Ōrākei on 21 March 2019.

The Board sent its condolences to Dean’s whanau at this sad time.

 

 

7          Petitions

 

There were no petitions.

 

8          Deputations

 

There were no deputations.


 

9          Public Forum

 

9.1

Public Forum - Shaun Lee - Shorebirds of the Tāmaki Estuary

 

Shaun Lee was in attendance to address the meeting regarding reversing the decline of the shorebirds of the Tāmaki Estuary.

 

Resolution number OR/2019/50

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

That the Ōrākei Local Board:

a)         receive the presentation and thank Shaun Lee.

b)        request Infrastructure and Environmental Services staff to investigate and report back to the Board on the viability of installing an artificial roost for shorebirds at Tahuna Torea Reserve.

CARRIED

 

 

9.2

Public Forum - John La Roche - Kepa Bush Reserve

 

John La Roche from Friends of Kepa Bush was in attendance to address the meeting regarding maintenance issues at Kepa Bush Reserve.

 

Resolution number OR/2019/51

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

That the Ōrākei Local Board receive the presentation and thank John La Roche.

CARRIED

 

 

9.3

Public Forum - Greg Knowles and David Abercrombie - Yachting New Zealand

 

Greg Knowles, President and Board Chair, and David Abercrombie, Chief Executive Officer, from Yachting New Zealand were in attendance to introduce themselves to the Board and provide an overview of the organisation.

Documents were tabled in support of the item. Copies have been placed on the official minutes and are available on the Auckland Council website as minutes attachments.

 

Resolution number OR/2019/52

MOVED by Chairperson K Parkinson, seconded by Member R Rundle:  

That the Ōrākei Local Board:

a)         receive the presentation and thank Greg Knowles and David Abercrombie.

b)        request the PSR Portfolio Manager to work with Yachting New Zealand to assess its requirements for the use of The Landing and report back to the Board.

CARRIED

 

Attachments

a     18 April 2019 - Ōrākei Local Board - Item 9.3 - Public Forum - Greg Knowles and David Abercrombie - Yachting New Zealand, Tabled Documents  

 

 

9.4

Public Forum - Ensiyeh Ghavampour - Urban/Social Planning for Better Communities

 

Ensiyeh Ghavampour, Urban Designer and Landscape Architect, was in attendance to address the meeting on improving community wellbeing by way of activation of green open spaces and streets through participatory design and bottom-up planning.

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 OR/2019/53

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

That the Ōrākei Local Board receive the presentation and thank Ensiyeh Ghavampour.

CARRIED

 

Attachments

a     18 April 2019 - Ōrākei Local Board - Item 9.4 - Ensiyeh Ghavampour - Urban/Social Planning for Better Communities, Tabled Document  

 

 

10        Extraordinary Business

 

There was no extraordinary business.

 

11

Disposal recommendations report - 275 St Johns Road, St Johns

 

Resolution number OR/2019/54

MOVED by Chairperson K Parkinson, seconded by Member C Davis:  

That the Ōrākei Local Board:

a)         endorse Panuku Development Auckland’s recommendation to the Finance and Performance Committee to dispose of 275 St Johns Road, St Johns.

b)        request Panuku Development Auckland to achieve the highest commercial sale price for the 275 St Johns Road, St Johns property as a priority to lighten the rates burden for ratepayers.

CARRIED

 

 

12

Ōrākei Local Board Grants Programme 2019/2020

 

Fran Hayton, Principal Grants Advisor and Incentives Team Leader, was in attendance to speak to this report.

 

Resolution number OR/2019/55

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

That the Ōrākei Local Board adopt the Ōrākei Local Board Local Grants Programme 2019/2020.

CARRIED

 

Note:      Pursuant to Standing Order 9.4, Member T Churton requested that his vote against item 12 be recorded.

13

ATEED six-monthly report to the Ōrākei Local Board

 

Chris Lock, Senior Strategic Advisor, was in attendance to speak to this report.

 

Resolution number OR/2019/56

MOVED by Chairperson K Parkinson, seconded by Member R Rundle:  

That the Ōrākei Local Board receive the Auckland Tourism Events and Economic Development Limited’s six month update to the Ōrākei Local Board for the period from 1 July 2018 to 31 December 2018.

CARRIED

 

 

14

Local board decisions and input into the Annual Budget 2019/2020 and the proposed amendment to the 10-year Budget 2018-2028

 

Hayley Stone, Local Board Engagement Advisor, and Hayley King, Local Board Advisor, were in attendance to speak to this report.

 

Resolution number OR/2019/57

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

That the Ōrākei Local Board:

a)         receive consultation feedback on the Ōrākei Local Board priorities for 2019/2020.

b)        approve its advocacy initiatives below for inclusion (as an appendix) to its 2019/2020 Local Board Agreement:

Advocacy Initiatives

Initiative

Description

Advocating to:

Funding for Gowing Drive Linkage to Glen Innes to Tāmaki Drive Shared Path

The Gowing Drive Linkage provides a safe walking and cycling linkage from Gowing Drive in Meadowbank to the Glen Innes to Tāmaki Drive Shared Path and across to Kohimarama.

The project is the Board’s One Local Initiative (OLI) as approved under the 10-year budget 2018-2028, and is also approved in Auckland Transport’s Regional Land Transport Plan (RLTP).

The Board requests the Governing Body to direct Auckland Transport to deliver the OLI as agreed in the 10-year budget 2018-2028 and to the timeline as set out in the RLTP.

Governing Body / Auckland Transport

Retention of non-service property as recreation open space – 400 St Johns Road

Auckland Council considered its role in the provision of equestrian facilities in December 2012 and resolved that Council's primary role in the provision of equestrian facilities is to make Council owned land available on a community lease to pony club and Riding for New Zealand Disabled organisations at a local level, where suitable.

An opportunity exists for Auckland Council to retain land at 400 St Johns Road, St Johns, currently designated for transport purposes, and reclassify it for recreation purposes to enable the provision of local equestrian facilities.

The Board requests that the Governing Body direct Pānuku Development Auckland and Parks, Sports and Recreation to develop a business case for retaining 400 St Johns Road, St Johns as recreation open space once Auckland Transport has indicated that the site is surplus to its needs.

Governing Body

Preservation of land in Pourewa Valley

Pourewa Valley is an important ecological corridor through the heart of the Ōrākei Local Board area. It is a known bird corridor and home to native bush and the Pourewa Stream.

NZ Transport Agency is selling a parcel of land at 348 St Johns Road which is likely to be used for housing development. NZ Transport Agency has also indicated it will be selling more parcels of land within the Pourewa Valley.

The Board requests that the Governing Body direct staff to purchase the land to maintain the natural environment, and advocate for retention of riparian land around the stream for public access and water health.

Governing Body

Improve the ecological restoration of Ōkahu Bay

Ōkahu Bay has aging infrastructure and a combined wastewater network. After heavy rain there are regular overflows and stormwater, including diluted wastewater, is discharged into the bay. Auckland Council is working on a separation project that will help.

Currently there are many boats within the bay. The Unitary Plan sets out that all moorings must be removed from Ōkahu Bay by July 2019.

The Board requests the Governing Body to direct staff to prioritise the ecological restoration of Ōkahu Bay by allocating funds from the Water Targeted Rate and Natural Environment Targeted Rate.

Governing Body

Pest eradication along the coastal cliffs from Tahuna Torea to Paritai Drive

The Ōrākei Local Board supports Council’s aspiration of Pest-Free Auckland 2050.

The coastal cliffs from Tahuna Torea to Paritai Drive require significant, continuous weed and pest eradication to meet this aspiration. Keeping the cliffs pest-free helps to prevent any re-infestation of the Hauraki Gulf Islands.

The Board requests the Governing Body to direct staff to prioritise the coastal cliffs from Tahuna Torea to Paritai Drive for pest eradication by allocating funds from the Natural Environment Targeted Rate.

Governing Body

 

c)         receive consultation feedback on regional proposals in the Annual Budget 2019/2020 and on the proposed amendment to the 10-year Budget 2018-2028 regarding property transfers from people or organisations based in the Ōrākei Local Board area.

d)        support the proposed amendment to the 10-year Budget 2018-2028 to transfer the legal ownership of city centre waterfront properties from Panuku Development Auckland to Auckland Council.

CARRIED

 

 

15

Additions to the 2016-2019 Ōrākei Local Board meeting schedule

 

Resolution number OR/2019/58

MOVED by Chairperson K Parkinson, seconded by Member C Davis:  

That the Ōrākei Local Board:

a)      approve an extraordinary business meeting date to be added to the 2016-2019 Ōrākei Local Board meeting schedule to accommodate the Annual Budget 2019/2020 and proposed amendment to 10-Year Budget 2018-2028 timeframes as follows:

·  Thursday, 6 June 2019 at 5.00pm.

b)      note that the venue for the Ōrākei Local Board’s extraordinary business meeting on 6 June 2019 will be at the Ōrākei Local Board office, 25 St Johns Road, St Johns.

CARRIED

 

 

16

Auckland Council Policy on Dogs and Dog Management Bylaw Statement of Proposal resolution from Governing Body

 

Resolution number OR/2019/59

MOVED by Chairperson K Parkinson, seconded by Member T Churton:  

That the Ōrākei Local Board agree that item 16: Auckland Council Policy on Dogs and Dog Management Bylaw Statement of Proposal resolution from Governing Body be deferred until the meeting of the Ōrākei Local Board scheduled to be held on Thursday, 20 June 2019, pending the receipt of its communities’ feedback on the proposal.

CARRIED

 


 

17

Regional Facilities Auckland Second Quarter Performance Report for the quarter ending 31 December 2018

 

Resolution number OR/2019/60

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

That the Ōrākei Local Board receive the Regional Facilities Auckland Quarterly Performance Report for the quarter ending 31 December 2018.

CARRIED

 

 

18

Auckland Transport April 2019 Update

 

Bruce Thomas, Elected Member Relationship Manager, was in attendance to speak to this report.

 

Resolution number OR/2019/61

MOVED by Deputy Chairman C Claridge, seconded by Member T Churton:  

That the Ōrākei Local Board:

a)         receive the Auckland Transport April 2019 report.

b)        formally endorse its feedback on the Speed Reduction Bylaw 2019, as shown in attachment A of Deputy Chairman C Claridge’s Board Meeting report on this agenda, noting that the feedback was submitted to Auckland Transport on 30 March 2019.

c)         request that Auckland Transport allow a peer review of the engineers’ report regarding the Clonbern Road, Remuera carpark.

CARRIED

 

Member C Davis left the meeting at 4.14pm during item 18.

Member T Millar left the meeting at 4.15pm during item 18.

 

19

Chairperson's Report

 

Resolution number OR/2019/62

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

That the report be received.

 

CARRIED

 

Member C Davis returned to the meeting at 4.19pm during item 19.

Member T Millar returned to the meeting at 4.19pm during item 19.

 

20

Board Member Report – Carmel Claridge

 

Resolution number OR/2019/63

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

That the report be received.

CARRIED

 


 

21

Board Member Report – Troy Churton

 

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

a)         That the report be received.

 

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

b)         That the Ōrākei Local Board confirm that the implementation of the Master Plan – Crossfield Reserve, Glover Park, Madills Farm is a long-term priority for the Board, noting that the Board will prioritise funding and progressively implement the Master Plan.

 

The Chairperson put the substantive motion.

 

Resolution number OR/2019/64

a)         That the report be received.

b)        That the Ōrākei Local Board confirm that the implementation of the Master Plan – Crossfield Reserve, Glover Park, Madills Farm is a long-term priority for the Board, noting that the Board will prioritise funding and progressively implement the Master Plan.

CARRIED

 

 

22

Board Member Report - Colin Davis

 

The Board’s feedback on the proposal to revoke Reserves Act 1977 delegations was tabled. A copy has been placed on the official minutes and is available on the Auckland Council website as a minutes attachment.

 

Resolution number OR/2019/65

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

a)         That the report be received.

b)        That the Ōrākei Local Board is pleased to note that the long-awaited restoration and preservation of the Tāmaki Drive searchlights emplacements commenced on Monday, 15 April 2019.

c)         That the Ōrākei Local Board endorse its tabled feedback on the proposal to revoke Reserves Act 1977 delegations.

CARRIED

 

Attachments

a     18 April 2019 - Ōrākei Local Board - Item 22 - Board Member Report - Colin Davis, Ōrākei Local Board feedback on the proposal to revoke Reserve Act 1977 delegations

 

 

23

Board Member Report – Toni Millar

 

Resolution number OR/2019/66

MOVED by Member T Millar, seconded by Member R Rundle:  

That the report be received.

CARRIED

 

24

Board Member Report – Ros Rundle

 

Resolution number OR/2019/67

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

That the report be received.

CARRIED

 

 

25

Board Member Report – David Wong

 

Resolution number OR/2019/68

MOVED by Chairperson K Parkinson, seconded by Member T Churton:  

a)      the report is received.

b)      That the Ōrākei Local Board note the summary presentation memorandum to the Governing Body on pre-application minute/documentation requests.

CARRIED

 

 

26

Governance Forward Work Calendar

 

Resolution number OR/2019/69

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

That the Ōrākei Local Board note the draft governance forward work calendar as at April 2019.

CARRIED

 

 

27

Ōrākei Local Board Workshop Proceedings

 

Resolution number OR/2019/70

MOVED by Chairperson K Parkinson, seconded by Member R Rundle:  

That the Ōrākei Local Board records for the workshops held on 7, 14 and 28 March 2019 be noted.

CARRIED

 

 

28

Resolutions Pending Action

 

Resolution number OR/2019/71

MOVED by Chairperson K Parkinson, seconded by Member C Davis:  

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

CARRIED

 

 

29        Consideration of Extraordinary Items

 

There were no extraordinary items.   

 

 

 

 

4.30pm                                               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 Ōrākei Local Board HELD ON

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

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