Manurewa Local Board

 

OPEN MINUTES

 

 

 

Minutes of a meeting of the Manurewa Local Board held via Skype for Business on Thursday, 16 September 2021 at 6.04pm. Either a recording or written summary will be uploaded on the Auckland Council website

 

present

 

Chairperson

Joseph Allan

Deputy Chairperson

Melissa Moore

Members

Anne Candy

 

Tabetha Gorrie

 

Rangi McLean

 

Glenn Murphy

 

Ken Penney

 

Dave Pizzini

 

Apologies from ward councillors  

 

Councillor

Angela Dalton

 

ALSO PRESENT

 

Councillor

Daniel Newman, JP

Until 7.44pm, Item 14

Independent Māori Statutory Board Member

Glenn Wilcox

 

 


Manurewa Local Board

16 September 2021

 

 

 

1          Welcome

 

Independent Māori Statutory Board Member Glenn Wilcox led the meeting in a karakia.

 

 

2          Apologies

 

Resolution number MR/2021/139

MOVED by Member R McLean, seconded by Member G Murphy:  

That the Manurewa Local Board:

a)           whakaae / accept the apology from Councillor Angela Dalton for absence.

CARRIED

 

 

3          Declaration of Interest

 

There were no declarations of interest.

 

 

4          Confirmation of Minutes

 

Resolution number MR/2021/140

MOVED by Chairperson J Allan, seconded by Member R McLean:  

That the Manurewa Local Board:

a)           whakakoia / confirm the ordinary minutes of its meeting, held on Thursday, 19 August 2021, as true and correct.

CARRIED

 

 

5          Leave of Absence

 

There were no leaves of absence.

 

 

6          Acknowledgements

 

6.1

Acknowledgement - the Manurewa Community

 

Resolution number MR/2021/141

MOVED by Chairperson J Allan, seconded by Member R McLean:  

That the Manurewa Local Board:

a)           whakamihi / acknowledge the Manurewa community during the current Delta variant COVID-19 level four and lockdown.

Our front-line essential services workers have once again selflessly put themselves at increased risk in hospitals, supermarkets, pharmacies, on our streets, on public transport, and across our community.

We acknowledge the personal sacrifices people have made through self-isolation such as not being able to visit sick friends and relatives, or attend births and funerals. Our thoughts go out to the families who have loved ones with COVID-19 in intensive care units.

We acknowledge our healthcare workers in the outstanding work they have been doing to vaccinate our community.

We also acknowledge the significant challenges and financial burdens this outbreak has caused on many of our people as the result of reduced incomes and business closures.

Thank you again to the community organisations that have mobilised as essential services to offer support and wraparound to our most vulnerable communities living in Manurewa and surrounding suburbs. Kia kaha, kia maia, kia manawanui.

CARRIED

 

 

6.2

Acknowledgement - Te Wiki o Te Reo Māori

 

Resolution number MR/2021/142

MOVED by Member R McLean, seconded by Deputy Chairperson M Moore:  

That the Manurewa Local Board:

a)           whakamihi / acknowledge Te Wiki o Te Reo Māori which is being held from 13-19 September 2021. Māori Language Week has been celebrated each year since 1975. The revitalisation of te reo Māori is a movement that continues to this day. Kia kaha te reo Māori.

CARRIED

 

 

6.3

Acknowledgement - Council Staff

 

Resolution number MR/2021/143

MOVED by Member K Penney, seconded by Member A Candy:  

That the Manurewa Local Board:

a)           whakamihi / acknowledge council staff in particular Local Board Services for their work.

CARRIED

 

 

7          Petitions

 

There were no petitions.

 

 

8          Deputations

 

8.1

Deputation - Belong Aotearoa

 

Resolution number MR/2021/144

MOVED by Chairperson J Allan, seconded by Deputy Chairperson M Moore:  

That the Manurewa Local Board:

a)      mihi / thank Malu Malo-Fuiava and Najira Khanam from Belong Aotearoa for their attendance and presentation.

CARRIED

 


 

 

9          Public Forum

 

There was no public forum.

 

 

10        Extraordinary Business

 

There was no extraordinary business.

 

 

11

Manurewa Youth Council Quarter Three Update

 

Resolution number MR/2021/145

MOVED by Chairperson J Allan, seconded by Member K Penney:  

That the Manurewa Local Board:

a)      riro / receive the Manurewa Youth Council quarterly update.

CARRIED

 

 

12

Governing Body Members' Update

 

Councillor Daniel Newman’s written update was tabled at the meeting. A copy has been placed on the official minutes and is available on the Auckland Council website as a minutes attachment.

 

Resolution number MR/2021/146

MOVED by Chairperson J Allan, seconded by Deputy Chairperson M Moore:  

That the Manurewa Local Board:

a)      riro / receive the written and verbal update from Councillor Daniel Newman

b)          invite Independent Māori Statutory Board Member Glenn Wilcox to address the board.

CARRIED

 

Attachments

a     16 September 2021, Manurewa Local Board - Item 12 Governing Body Members' Update  - Councillor Daniel Newman Written Update

 

 

13

Members' Update

 

Resolution number MR/2021/147

MOVED by Chairperson J Allan, seconded by Member K Penney:  

That the Manurewa Local Board:

a)      riro / receive the verbal updates from Members Melissa Moore, Rangi McLean, Dave Pizzini and Anne Candy.

CARRIED

 


 

 

14

Chairperson's Update

 

Resolution number MR/2021/148

MOVED by Chairperson J Allan, seconded by Member G Murphy:  

That the Manurewa Local Board:

a)      riro / receive the verbal report from the Manurewa Local Board Chairperson.

CARRIED

 

 

15

Wiri Bridge - Capital Works

 

Resolution number MR/2021/149

MOVED by Chairperson J Allan, seconded by Member D Pizzini:  

That the Manurewa Local Board:

a)      whakaae / approve the concept design of the Wiri Bridge, Wiri as per Attachment A.

CARRIED

 

 

16

Auckland Transport – Local Board Transport Capital Fund Report September 2021

 

Resolution number MR/2021/150

MOVED by Member K Penney, seconded by Member R McLean:  

That the Manurewa Local Board:

a)      request that Auckland Transport commits $880,000 from the Local Board Transport Capital Fund to the following:

i)       Roys Road traffic calming measures $170,000

ii)      Dennis Avenue and David Avenue pedestrian safety $450,000

iii)     Finlayson Avenue traffic calming $260,000

b)          defer the remainder of the Local Board Transport Capital Fund allocation for consideration at a further workshop and business meeting.

CARRIED

 

 

17

Local board feedback on Auckland Transport's Parking Strategy Review

 

Resolution number MR/2021/151

MOVED by Member K Penney, seconded by Chairperson J Allan:  

That the Manurewa Local Board:

a)      whakaae / agree the following feedback on the review of Auckland Transport’s Parking Strategy, ahead of public consultation on the review.

Relevance to the Manurewa Local Board

Manurewa Local Board Plan 2020

The Manurewa Local Board Plan 2020 contains a dedicated outcome relating to transport:

 

Outcome 4: Our safe and accessible network provides transport options to meet community needs

 

We have the following aspirations:

·        We move easily around Manurewa, well-connected by links between public transport, walkways, cycleways and local roads.

·        Our efficient transport system boosts the local economy and we’re healthier for choosing more active ways of getting around.

We want to keep Manurewa moving. We know people want to be able to get to work, school and other destinations on time. As such we will continue our advocacy to AT for road infrastructure that keeps traffic moving and improves the efficiency of key transport routes.

 

Providing transport choices will become even more important as we look to meet the challenges of climate change and increased road congestion due to rapid development. Manurewa has more residents travelling to work in private vehicles than anywhere else in the region.

 

To change this, we need alternative methods of transport to be attractive, affordable and accessible. We’re aiming for better transport connections across our area, joining parks and community facilities, transport hubs, town centres and industrial areas.

 

The Manurewa and Clendon shopping centres provide valuable services, including doctors, libraries, banks and pharmacies. It is imperative we increase the frequency and capacity of trains and buses to and from these town centres, and improve our cycleways, linking more of our communities to public transport hubs.

 

Our feedback is reflective of the fact that until this is achieved, our residents will continue to be forced to use private cars. As such, our feedback reflects possible implications for our community we want considered as part of the review of the AT Parking Strategy.

 

 

Topic

Local board feedback

 

Comprehensive Parking Management Plans (CPMP)

Any development or updating of a CPMP for Manurewa must be undertaken in partnership with the local board, the community and key stakeholders. We acknowledge the need for consistent guidelines and approaches but reinforce the fact that ‘one size does not fit all’, and that local needs must be taken into account.

 

Parking for different types of transport

Aucklanders have not yet made the shift required to fully utilise our transport network. In order for people to relinquish their dependency on cars, the public transport system needs to be reliable, frequent, affordable, accessible and convenient. This may include identifying and delivering opportunities to promote alternatives in the suburbs experiencing intensification and in new subdivisions, such as:

        localised Cityhop type car system

        vehicle hire

        on demand ride share options

        on-site parking for bicycles and motorbikes.

 

One in four people have a disability and one in ten have a mobility disability. Given the current required number of accessible carparks versus general carpark requirements, it must be assumed a number of people with moderate mobility issues are using general carparks.

 

If the Parking Strategy impacts general carparking, people with moderate mobility issues, who would have otherwise utilised such carparks to enable access, will not have the same level of access.

 

Any accessible carpark requirements should be based on the number of dwellings and/or number of residents in any given local area. It should not be based on current requirements for accessible carparks.

 

The Parking Strategy must also be supported with alternatives for people that work at different hours than the availability of public transport (for example, night shifts) and not applied as a ‘one size fits all’. Many in our community work at night across Auckland as cleaners, caregivers etc. It is simply not realistic to expect these people to fulfil their commitments using the current public transport network.

 

A high percentage of low-income shift workers in Manurewa, who rely on private vehicles to get to work throughout the region, are subsidising regional transport infrastructure, such as completion of the City Rail Link, infrastructure which they are unlikely to ever use, through paying the fuel tax. To require them to pay metered parking while working exacerbates this inequity.

Event management

The board does not have feedback on this item.

 

Regulation (including pricing)

We do not want to see the introduction of parking meters in the Manurewa and Clendon town centres. This would create a significant disincentive for local customers, thereby impacting local businesses.

 

We do support clear messaging about any parking changes, and that any messaging effectively reaches our diverse community members. We want to avoid a situation where families are penalised unwittingly through lack of knowledge, impacting on weekly budgets.

Technology for parking management

The board does not have feedback on this item.

Park and Ride provision and pricing

The board does not support charging for parking at park and ride venues in our local board area. The public transport network must offer effective links such as frequent feeder services or specialised services such as on-demand ride share services to our train station and transport hubs to enable people to leave their cars at home. Until this happens, as mentioned elsewhere, the board does not want to see its community penalised for something outside of its control.

 

The priorities of the Parking Strategy should encourage behavioural change over time, rather than focus on any revenue gathering.

 

The board suggests that if charges for parking at park and rides needs to be implemented at some point, this should start in the city and emanate out, taking a staggered approach over time.

Compliance and enforcement

Manurewa has an ongoing issue with large trucks parking in residential streets overnight. This is causing unnecessary safety issues around schools and for residents attempting to leave their properties safely.

 

If any consideration is given to compliance and enforcement, the board requests this issue be addressed as a means of urgency through the review of the Parking Strategy.

Management of on-street and off-street parking

Housing developments are progressively forcing people to park on local streets, laneways, footpaths and on berms. This is exacerbated by there being a lack of visitor parking. In addition, local roads are becoming increasingly narrow. This is having a compounding impact on our residents.

 

Our community is having to deal with the threat of car break-ins and thefts, safety issues, accidents, lack of access by emergency, delivery and utility vehicles, risks to children playing, and creating barriers for people with access needs. The board feels strongly that minimum road widths should be reconsidered and widened, with these impacts in mind.

 

The board supports the idea of incentivising business owners to cater for on-site staff carparking or provision of alternative travel options for their staff. The board does not support the idea of penalising businesses who are unable to cater for the above.

 

The board does not support the introduction of parking meters in the Manurewa and Clendon town centres as it would create a significant disincentive for local customers and impact local businesses.

 

Discussion and direction on the degree, extent and timing of parking policy change (as per slide 14 in workshop PowerPoint)

The board feels the Parking Strategy is framed in the context of those who have access to a range of transport options which is not the reality for many in Manurewa. Specifically, the options given in the slide do not address the diversity of communities in Tāmaki-Makaurau, varied levels of access to rapid transport, available active mode infrastructure, and ability to cope with increased charges.

 

We would not support expansion of paid parking in areas of high deprivation and limited public transport services. To do so would unfairly target communities with the least ability to adapt to the change (ie. absorb the additional charges) and with no practical alternative option.

 

Expansion of paid parking areas and increases in prices should be limited to communities that already have an abundance of public transport options, including rapid transport networks and active mode cycleways.

 

Removal of carparks to further the development of a rapid transport network would be supported. In particular, communities in the west of Manurewa are geographically isolated from the rapid transit network and an Airport-Clendon-Manurewa rapid transit bus link would enable them to enjoy the advantages and access that others in Tāmaki-Makaurau have by virtue of where they live.

 

With respect to active mode transport, we see the change coming in the form of projects such as the Māngere East and Manukau Cycling Project and the Waka Kotahi Southern Path Cycleway. These are both wonderful options north and south of our local board area, but nothing as yet for the community of Manurewa located in between.

 

The gaps in both the rapid public network and active mode network must be addressed before carparking options are removed, reduced or charges introduced.

Are there any particular issues that aren’t currently being addressed through the Strategy that should be?

The board notes its concern that we appear to be moving to a model that will make the cost/logistics of car ownership prohibitive. We also note the potential consequences to communities who drive by necessity, not choice, because of current public transport inequality.

 

We have a population of almost 100,000 people, housing the highest number of Māori in Auckland, and Pasifika making up our highest percentage of residents. Many in our community have limited transport options, and/or face financial hardship.

 

To provide everyone their fundamental right to access the economic, cultural, and social fabric of Tāmaki Makaurau, it is imperative that planning and funding of transport connections such as an Airport-Clendon-Manurewa rapid transit bus link and an effective and connected transport network, is in place prior to the implementation of any aspects of the revised Parking Strategy. Transport modes need to be attractive and easy to use accommodating the needs of all residents living in Manurewa.

Are there any themes in parking management issues that could inform policy development?

 

 

As expressed elsewhere in our feedback, any momentum in the implementation of the Parking Strategy must be aligned with available practical public transport options on a neighbourhood-by-neighbourhood basis. The rate of change in the inner city, where there is an abundance of public transport options, active mode cycleways, pathways and other networks is not reflected in suburbs such as Manurewa.

 

Any changes that may become mandated in the Parking Strategy should not be applied to communities with high deprivation or limited public transport options until these limitations are resolved. To do so would be inequitable. 

 

 

Additional comments

While the Auckland Transport Parking Strategy does not cover the work being undertaken on the National Policy Statement - Urban Development - removing parking minimums, the board feels the two cannot operate independently of each other. There are significant implications in both, and they need to be considered in unison.

 

CARRIED

 

 

18

Draft Business Improvement District Policy (2021) Kaupapa Here ā-Rohe Whakapiki Pakihi

 

Resolution number MR/2021/152

MOVED by Chairperson J Allan, seconded by Member D Pizzini:  

That the Manurewa Local Board:

a)      whakaae / agree the following feedback on the draft Business Improvement District Policy (2021) and supporting documents by 1 October 2021.

BID Policy 2021 changes/updates

Description

Local board feedback

Issue resolution

Section 3.5

Policy requirement 24

BID Policy (2021) focuses on resolving gaps identified with issues resolution in the BID Policy 2016.

2021 Policy improves the ability to resolve an issue with a clear process and in a timely manner.

The board supports the additions to the BID Policy (2021) in relation to issues management. However, it suggests the maximum timeframe of 12 months to resolve issues is too long, and that a 6 month timeframe would be more suitable. 

BID Programme Funding Agreement (2021)

Section 3.1, Attachment B.

Policy requirement 18

Replaces the current BID Programme Agreement (2016).

This document is based on the standard council funding agreement template.

The board supports this change.

Size and scale of BID programmes

Section 1.4

Policy requirement 3 and 4

Minimum BID targeted rate grant of $120,000 for all newly establishing BID programmes (same as current policy).

Requirement for BIDs currently receiving less than $120,000 pa in target rate to move towards that amount over five-year period. Options to achieve this provided.

Direct response to local board informal feedback to concerns in needing to continually fund non-financially sustainable BID programmes

While the board supports this change in principle, it notes that business associations operating BID programmes are often partners in delivering key economic outcomes aligned to local board plans. If a BID programme is operating under the $120,000 threshold, without the need to rely on ongoing funding support from local boards, the board would not like to see it penalised by this new requirement.

Exceptional or unexpected circumstances affecting a BID ballot

Section 3.4.2

To identify the options should an event impact on a BID balloting process. Council may, at its discretion, depart from the requirement set out in section 2.4 (25% of total voting forms must be returned for the ballot to be valid).

 

Council will consider evidence of support to date, what is fair and any impact from amending the voting threshold mandate.

The board supports the option to be responsive and flexible as appropriate.

BID operating business association constitution and board charter (template 2016) sitting outside of the BID Policy 2021

Section 1.1 and 2.3.2

Policy requirement 12

These supporting documents were included as part of the BID Policy (2016). The proposal is to remove them from being part of the BID Policy (2021).

Constitution and Charter still required but there is opportunity for these documents to be amended to better suit local needs.

 

Final versions of documents must not be inconsistent with the BID Policy (2021). Template documents are provided on the www.bid.auckland.govt.nz website.

The board supports this change.

Other council funding

Section 2.3.4

Policy requirement 16

Taking a council wide view on risk regarding BID-operating business associations that are receiving funding from other parts of council, in addition to the BID targeted rate grant.

 

The draft BID Policy acknowledges other council funding grants allocated to BID-operating business associations and requires full accountability for these other grants.

The board supports this and acknowledges business associations sometimes deliver a range of other initiatives such as placemaking, in addition to economic activities.

Local boards – other roles

Section 2.5.3

 

No change from BID Policy (2016).  Wording updated with reference to elected members’ code of conduct (2021).

No comment

BID Annual Accountability Report (2021)

Section 3.2. Attachment C

Policy requirement 22

Name change from BID Annual Accountability Agreement (2016).

 

Updated to include BID targeted rate grant amount and copy of AGM resolution.

No comment

Audit – provision for a review audit or full audit

Section 3.2

Sliding scale of audit options proposed, in recognition of increased risk and reporting requirements based on the amount of targeted rate received.

 

BID targeted rate grants less than $200,000 p.a. must commission a review audit

BID targeted rate grants more than $200,000 p.a. must commission a full audit

The board supports this change.

Rating mechanism - Flat rate

Section 3.1.2

Proposal to increase the maximum flat rate amount from $500 to $900 per rateable property.

 

To provide more flexibility for BID-operating business associations when considering BID programme budgets and the impact of BID targeted rates on ratepayers.

The board supports this change, noting that any decision is made by affected BID affiliates via the business association operating the BID.

The board recommends the words “up to” be included before the figure $900+GST in both the flat rate method and the hybrid method.

 

CARRIED

 

 

19

Local board feedback on the kerbside refuse charging mechanism policy

 

Resolution number MR/2021/153

MOVED by Chairperson J Allan, seconded by Deputy Chairperson M Moore:  

That the Manurewa Local Board:

a)      whakaae / agree the following feedback on the kerbside refuse charging model policy review.

Topic

Local board feedback

Based on council policies, such as the Waste Management and Minimisation Plan 2018 and Te-Tāruke-Ā-Tāwhiri: Auckland’s Climate Plan, the key priorities when considering how to charge for rubbish collection services are:

1.     Waste minimisation – minimises waste to landfill

2.     Cost – both to the council and to the consumer

3.     Equity – providing a service that is accessible for everyone regardless of income and location

4.     Climate change – has the lowest impact on Auckland’s greenhouse gas emissions

Do you agree with these priorities?

The board agrees that these are all priorities that should be considered in reviewing how to charge for rubbish collection services.

However, we believe that there are additional priorities that should also be taken into consideration (see comments below).

Comments on key priorities

The board suggests that the following priorities should also be taken into consideration:

·        Environmental impact, including the impact of illegally dumped rubbish contaminating waterways.

·        Social impact, including:

o   the effect of residents, particularly children, seeing large amounts of illegally dumped waste in their neighbourhoods (impact on community pride)

o   the impact on low-income households, who have less capacity to adapt to changes in policy.

·        Public health impacts from residents who are unable to afford to dispose of waste, storing it within their property.

The board believes that the question of the cost of this policy should be assessed more broadly than just the direct costs to council and the consumer in paying for the service. Changes in charging mechanisms also create additional costs such as the costs of collecting illegally dumped waste and cleaning up environmental contamination from dumped waste.

During the current Auckland Covid-19 lockdown, we are noticing an increase in the generation of waste due to families who are at home all day, being unable to cope with the size of the smaller red lid rubbish bins and the fortnightly pick up of recycling. This is particularly so for large families. As well as any public health risk this presents, it also compounds stress levels for our community at this time. The board recommends staff consider identifying contingencies such as an increase in the size of bins, and/or an increase to service levels during lockdown periods and/or during any natural disaster, to mitigate any increased waste generation.

Social and environmental costs, such as those mentioned above, should be taken into consideration in addition to financial costs.

What is the most desirable aspect of the way your residents currently pay to have their rubbish collected?

The current system of paying for rubbish collections through rates is simple and easy for residents. There is no need to remember to purchase tags or to attach them to bins for collection. There is also no risk of tags to be stolen, damaged, lost or otherwise removed from bins, resulting in bins not being emptied.

The weekly frequency of rubbish collections is necessary for, and appreciated by, our community.

What is the least desirable aspect of the way your residents currently pay to have their rubbish collected?

There is a limited ability to cater for different household circumstances. With the exception of a small variation in the size of bin provided, the same service is provided to households regardless of the number of residents or age breakdown of the household.

Even for households that are carrying out best practice in waste reduction, there will always be a significant difference in the levels of waste being produced by, for example, a young family with several small children, and single person living alone.

The limitations that bin sizes place on amounts of waste that can be collected weekly is problematic for some households. This has led to increased amounts of waste being dumped illegally or stored in residents’ homes.

The changes to the inorganic rubbish collection that have reduced the amount of waste that can be collected have also exacerbated these issues. Many residents find the booking system difficult to use, and if they are successful in making a booking, often only a portion of the rubbish will be collected due to item eligibility or exceeding total volume allowed.

 

Additional comments

·        The board has previously opposed the introduction of the pay-as-you-throw (PAYT) funding model for kerbside refuse collection in Manurewa.

·        The board supports undertaking a review of the current policy within the Waste Management and Minimisation Plan 2018 to expand the PAYT funding model across the Auckland region.

·        The board believes that the introduction of the PAYT funding model in Manurewa would exacerbate the current issues with illegal dumping and inability of residents to dispose of waste.

·        The board requests that the current, rates-funded model be retained for Manurewa, and that the traditional inorganic rubbish collection service, with no requirement to book a collection date and no limitations on the amount of waste to be collected, is restored.

·        The board supports ongoing education on waste reduction to increase residents’ capacity to make the best use of the recycling and (where it is available) food scraps collection services. Waste reduction education programmes have a focus on communities who have the lowest capacity to adapt to changes in waste management policy, and should be regionally funded. Local boards should not need to use their Locally Driven Initiatives (LDI) funding to address the unintended consequences of regional policies. We believe that the current waste minimisation plan has created a situation where boards have had to pick up these costs.

·        The board does not support reducing the frequency of household rubbish collection services in Manurewa to fortnightly.

·        The board believes that there is a need to provide residents with a range of options for disposing of waste that recognise the diversity of needs between households. These could include: access to local recycling centres; periodically placing skips or bins in neighbourhoods to allow for disposal of inorganic waste without the need to make a booking or place limitations on the amount of waste that can be collected (similar to the ‘Neat Streets’ programme); or other services.

CARRIED

 

 

20

Tāmaki Tauawhi Kaumātua - Age-friendly Auckland Action Plan

 

Resolution number MR/2021/154

MOVED by Member R McLean, seconded by Member G Murphy:  

That the Manurewa Local Board:

a)      tautoko / support the draft Tāmaki Tauawhi Kaumātua – Age-friendly Auckland Action Plan

b)          tuhipoka / note the local board is active in the provision of projects and initiatives that contribute to the draft Tāmaki Tauawhi Kaumātua – Age-friendly Auckland Action Plan. Examples include:

i)       funding pools and leisure access for targeted groups including older people

ii)     offering the Life-long learning fund

iii)   resourcing activity that raises awareness of the needs of older people and supports participation and inclusion of seniors across the community

iv)   funding initiatives that respond to the needs of older residents to support positive social outcomes and wellbeing

v)     funding the Manurewatanga shuttle bus that enables older people (and others) to access the Manurewa town centre easily

vi)   provision of community grants four times a year

vii)   exploring options for providing exercise opportunities for all age groups and abilities, including seniors in our parks.

CARRIED

 

 

21

Public feedback on proposal to amend the Animal Management Bylaw 2015

 

Resolution number MR/2021/155

MOVED by Member G Murphy, seconded by Member K Penney:  

That the Manurewa Local Board:

a)           riro / receive the public feedback on the proposal to amend Te Kaunihera o Tāmaki Makaurau Te Ture-ā-rohe Tiaki Kararehe 2015 / Auckland Council Animal Management Bylaw 2015 and associated controls in this agenda report

b)          mihi / thank those members of the public who took the time to provide their views on Te Kaunihera o Tāmaki Makaurau Te Ture-ā-rohe Tiaki Kararehe 2015 / Auckland Council Animal Management Bylaw 2015 and associated controls in this agenda report

c)           provide the following views on how the Bylaw Panel should address matters raised in public feedback to the proposal in recommendation (a) to assist the Bylaw Panel in its deliberations:

Topic

Description

Local board views

Proposal 1

Require an approval to keep more than two standard beehives on urban premises with a land area of less than 2000 square metres (no approval currently required).

The local board does not support proposal 1 for the following reasons:

·       we recognise the environmental benefit of bees as part of our natural ecosystem, particularly in an urban setting

·       we are concerned that new charges would see the reduction of existing beehives

·       we support existing beekeepers with more than two established beehives to be able to retain these beehives without the need to seek approval nor be subject to any licence charge, on the provisio they are not causing public nuisance

·       we encourage residents who encounter issues with bees to report these to the council.

The board acknowledges the need to minimise bee-related nuisance in areas with growing population density while still allowing for the keeping of bees in urban areas.

Proposal 2

Incorporate rules from another bylaw about the feeding of animals on private property.

The local board supports moving the rules about feeding of animals on private property from the Property Maintenance and Nuisance Bylaw to the Animal Management Bylaw.

Proposal 3

Update the definitions, structure, format and wording of the Bylaw and controls.

The local board supports improvements to the bylaw that make it clearer and easier to understand by those seeking to operate within it.

Other

Other bylaw-related matters raised in public feedback and other additional matters.

No comment

 

CARRIED

 


 

 

 

22

Public feedback on proposal to make a new Public Trading Events and Filming Bylaw 2022

 

Resolution number MR/2021/156

MOVED by Chairperson J Allan, seconded by Member R McLean:  

That the Manurewa Local Board:

a)           riro / receive public feedback on the proposal to make a new Te Kaunihera o Tāmaki Makaurau Te Ture ā-Rohe Tauhokohoko, Whakahaerenga me te Tango Kiriata Tūmatanui 2022 / Auckland Council Public Trading, Events and Filming Bylaw 2022 in this agenda report

b)          mihi / thank those members of the public who took the time to provide their views on the proposal to make a new Te Kaunihera o Tāmaki Makaurau Te Ture ā-Rohe Tauhokohoko, Whakahaerenga me te Tango Kiriata Tūmatanui 2022 / Auckland Council Public Trading, Events and Filming Bylaw 2022

c)           provide the following views on how the Bylaw Panel should address matters raised in public feedback to the proposal in recommendation (a) to assist the Bylaw Panel in its deliberations:

Topic

Description

Local board views

Proposal 1

Continue to regulate trading, events and filming in a similar way to the current Bylaw.

The local board supports an approach that ensures the bylaw is sensible, reasonable, fair and evidence-based.

Proposal 2

Clarify the need for rental micromobility devices to be approved under their own licence instead of a mobile shop licence as they currently are.

The local board supports measures that mitigate risk to public safety.

Proposal 3

Clarify which activities require an approval, don’t require an approval as long as certain conditions are met, and are not addressed in the Bylaw.

The local board supports improvements to the bylaw that make it clearer and easier to understand by those seeking to operate within it on public land.

Proposal 4

Update the title, structure, format, definitions, and wording to ensure that a new bylaw is easier to read, understand and comply with.

The local board supports improvements to the bylaw that make it clearer and easier to understand by those seeking to operate within it on public land.

Other

Other bylaw-related matters raised in public feedback and other additional matters.

No comment

 

CARRIED

 

 


 

 

23

Public feedback on proposal to amend the Water Supply and Wastewater Network Bylaw 2015

 

Resolution number MR/2021/157

MOVED by Member K Penney, seconded by Member G Murphy:  

That the Manurewa Local Board:

a)      riro / receive public feedback on the proposal to amend the Te Kaunihera o Tāmaki Makaurau Ture ā Rohe Whakarato Wai me te Pae Kōtuitui Wai Para / Auckland Council Water Supply and Wastewater Network Bylaw 2015 in this agenda report.

CARRIED

 

 

24

Addition to the 2019-2022 Manurewa Local Board meeting schedule

 

Resolution number MR/2021/158

MOVED by Chairperson J Allan, seconded by Member K Penney:  

That the Manurewa Local Board:

a)      whakaae / approve the addition of three meeting dates to the 2019-2022 Manurewa Local Board meeting schedule to accommodate the Annual Budget 2022/2023 timeframes as follows:

·    Thursday, 2 December 2021, 6.00pm

·    Thursday, 12 May 2022, 6.00pm

·    Thursday, 23 June 2022, 6.00pm.

CARRIED

 

 

25

For Information: Reports referred to the Manurewa Local Board

 

Resolution number MR/2021/159

MOVED by Chairperson J Allan, seconded by Member A Candy:  

That the Manurewa Local Board:

a)      riro / receive the following information from the Governing Body committee meetings, Council Controlled Organisations, forums or other local board meetings:

No.

Report Title

Item no.

Meeting Date

Governing Body Committee or Council Controlled Organisation or Forum or Local Board

1

Notice of Motion - Member Graeme Gunthorp - Liberate the lane

13

20 July 2021

Waitematā Local Board resolutions circulated to all local boards for their information

2

Proposal to make a new Freedom Camping in Vehicles Bylaw

15

18 August 2021

Kaipātiki Local Board resolutions circulated to all local boards for their information

 

CARRIED

 

 

26

Manurewa Local Board Governance Forward Work Calendar - September 2021

 

Resolution number MR/2021/160

MOVED by Chairperson J Allan, seconded by Member T Gorrie:  

That the Manurewa Local Board:

a)      tuhipoka / note the Governance Forward Work Calendar.

CARRIED

 

 

27

Manurewa Local Board Workshop Records

 

Resolution number MR/2021/161

MOVED by Chairperson J Allan, seconded by Member R McLean:  

That the Manurewa Local Board:

a)      tuhipoka / note the Manurewa Local Board workshop records held on:

i)       5 August 2021

ii)      12 August 2021

iii)     26 August 2021.

CARRIED

 

 

28        Consideration of Extraordinary Items

 

There was no consideration of extraordinary items.

 

Member Rangi McLean closed the meeting with a karakia.

 

8.19 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 Manurewa Local Board HELD ON

 

 

 

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