I hereby give notice that an ordinary meeting of the Puketāpapa Local Board will be held on:




Meeting Room:



Thursday, 27 March 2014


Waikowhai Meeting Room
Fickling Convention Centre
546 Mt Albert Road
Three Kings


Puketāpapa Local Board









Julie Fairey


Deputy Chairperson

Harry Doig



David Holm



Ella Kumar



Nigel Turnbull



Michael Wood



(Quorum 3 members)




Brenda  Railey

Democracy Advisor


20 March 2014


Contact Telephone: 021 820 781

Email: brenda.railey@aucklandcouncil.govt.nz

Website: www.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz





Puketāpapa Local Board

27 March 2014



ITEM   TABLE OF CONTENTS                                                                                        PAGE

1          Welcome                                                                                                                         5

2          Apologies                                                                                                                        5

3          Declaration of Interest                                                                                                   5

4          Confirmation of Minutes                                                                                               5

5          Leave of Absence                                                                                                          5

6          Acknowledgements                                                                                                       5

7          Petitions                                                                                                                          5

8          Deputations                                                                                                                    5

9          Public Forum                                                                                                                  5

9.1     Richard Barter, Puketāpapa Active Transport Haven (PATH) group            5

10        Extraordinary Business                                                                                                6

11        Notices of Motion                                                                                                          6

11.1   Notice of Motion - Notification of Proposals for exploratory offshore drilling for oil and gas                                                                                                                  6

12        Albert-Eden-Roskill Councillors Update                                                                    9

13        Pah Homestead - Climate Control System Upgrade                                               11

14        Neighbours Day Applications received                                                                    15

15        Auckland Transport Monthly Update Report – March 2014                                   17

16        Auckland Transport Quarterly Update to Local Boards
For the quarter October to December 2013                                                             

17        Infrastructure and Environmental Services Update Report                                   63

18        Local economic development July to December 2013: Puketāpapa Local Board 73

19        Resolutions Pending Action Schedule                                                                     79

20        Record of Puketāpapa Local Board Workshop Proceedings                                89

21        Board Member Reports March 2014                                                                         95

22        Chairperson's Report March 2014                                                                           105  

23        Consideration of Extraordinary Items 



1          Welcome



2          Apologies


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


3          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.


4          Confirmation of Minutes


That the Puketāpapa Local Board:

a)         confirm the ordinary minutes of its meeting, held on Thursday, 27 February 2014, as a true and correct record.



5          Leave of Absence


At the close of the agenda no requests for leave of absence had been received.


6          Acknowledgements


At the close of the agenda no requests for acknowledgements had been received.


7          Petitions


At the close of the agenda no requests to present petitions had been received.


8          Deputations


At the close of the agenda no requests for deputations had been received.


9          Public Forum


A period of time (approximately 30 minutes) is set aside for members of the public to address the meeting on matters within its delegated authority. A maximum of 3 minutes per item is allowed, following which there may be questions from members.


9.1       Richard Barter, Puketāpapa Active Transport Haven (PATH) group


To speak to the Board in support of the State Highway 20 to Monte Cecilia Park Greenways link.



That the Puketāpapa Local Board:

a)      Thanks Richard Barter, of the Puketāpapa Active Transport Haven (PATH) group, for his presentation.




10        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.”


11        Notices of Motion


11.1     Notice of Motion - Notification of Proposals for exploratory offshore drilling for oil and gas

In accordance with Standing Order 3.11.1, the following Notice of Motion has been received from David Holm for inclusion on the agenda for the Puketāpapa Local Board meeting being held on day, Thursday, 27 March 2014:



a)         receive the Notice of Motion

b)         write to the Minister for the Environment , Hon. Amy Adams, asking her why on 27 February, in classifying activities involved in exploratory drilling for oil and gas as non-notified discretionary under new EEZ Act regulations, she disregarded the submission from the governing body of Auckland Council in support of notification.

c)         that the Minister also be asked why in support of her decision she has suggested that exploratory drilling is less hazardous than production drilling despite the fact that the disastrous Deep Water Horizon spill was from an exploratory well. We do not consider that the duration of drilling should be seen as a major factor in determining how hazardous a project is.

d)         seeks assurances from the Minister that the process for approving exploratory well drilling will require explorers to put in place facilities adequate for rapid and effective responses to spills as close as possible to the drill sites and requires drillers to take out insurance cover for their operations which is much more likely to minimise payouts by taxpayers and ratepayers to mitigate harm done than occurred with the Rena disaster.



Last year, the Board approved approaches to the Governing Body about concerns over deep sea drilling for oil and gas off the West coast of the North Island which has the potential to result in oil spills which would pollute the Manukau Harbour.

The Governing Body was in the process of preparing a detailed submission on the new regulations for exploratory drilling which closed on 30 January 2014. The submission approved by the Governing Body met the Board’s concerns and asked that proposals for exploratory drilling be required to be notified to enable affected communities to be consulted before consent for drilling is granted.

The Minister’s decision of 27 February went against the Governing Body’s and other submissions by making applications for deep sea exploratory wells non-notified with the Environmental Protection Authority to make the decision.

The Minister’s decision and reasons for it are set out in her 27 February Press Statement available on http://www.beehive.govt.nz/release/new-regulations-exploratory-drilling.



a          Notice of Motion................................................................................... 119



Puketāpapa Local Board

27 March 2014



Albert-Eden-Roskill Councillors Update


File No.: CP2014/05259





1.       The purpose of this report is to provide the Albert-Eden-Roskill Councillors to provide a verbal update to the Board.

Executive Summary

2.       The Albert-Eden-Roskill Councillors will provide a verbal update to the Board.



That the Puketapapa Local Board:

a)         Thank the Councillors for their update.




There are no attachments for this report.     



Brenda  Railey - Democracy Advisor


Karen Lyons - Manager Local Board Services

Victoria Villaraza - Relationship Manager


Puketāpapa Local Board

27 March 2014



Pah Homestead - Climate Control System Upgrade


File No.: CP2014/04256





1.       This report seeks funding approval for an upgrade to the Pah Homestead climate control system.

Executive Summary

2.       In 2010, Auckland City Council undertook a heritage restoration of the Pah Homestead and conversion of the building to an arts centre.

3.       As part of that conversion, three rooms were fitted with a climate control system intended to provide reasonable temperature and humidity control to those three gallery rooms. 

4.       It has always been recognised that full technical compliance with the New Zealand standards for museums and art galleries is unrealistic due to the heritage nature of the building, particularly the opening wooden windows and door joinery.  Nevertheless, it was intended that the rooms should be able to achieve close to this standard for much of the time.

5.       For a variety of reasons, the system has not performed to the required standard.

6.       Council consultants have re-evaluated the system and identified a series of upgrades which cumulatively will bring the building up to its intended performance levels.

7.       The cost for this work is estimated at $180,000 including $20,000 contingency.  It involves upgrades to the sub-floor air control units and improvements to the galleries, notably, double glazing of the windows.

8.       There is no existing budget for this work.  It will have to be funded either through reprioritisation of existing Puketapapa local board 13/14 capex  budget or by bringing forward future year’s Puketapapa local board capex budget.

9.       This report seeks authorisation and budget provision for these upgrade works.




That the Puketāpapa Local Board:

a)         Approve a budget of $180,000 including $20,000 contingency for climate control upgrade at the Pah Homestead.

b)         That the climate control upgrade be budgeted for within the Puketapapa local board capex budget by reprioritising existing 13/14 capex budget.


c)         That the climate control upgrade be budgeted by bringing forward the amount from future year’s capex programmes.




10.     In 2009/10, Auckland City Council undertook a major heritage restoration of the Pah Homestead.

11.     As part of this project, the homestead was converted to an arts centre and the James Wallace Arts Trust (JWAT) given a lease of the building to operate the centre.  As part of that lease, JWAT housed the Wallace Arts Collection at the Pah Homestead as the Centre’s core arts offering.

12.     The council agreed to provide a climate control system to the three main downstairs galleries.  The work was specified and implemented.  It was originally designed on the basis of 35,000 visitors per annum to the centre.

13.     The climate control system was never intended or able to technically meet the New Zealand standard for art galleries and museums.  It has always been recognised that a heritage home converted to an art gallery will never be able to achieve this standard on all occasions.  Nevertheless, it was intended and expected that the building would perform close to the standard most of the time.

14.     In its first three years of operation it’s clear that the building has not performed to the required level.  There are two main reasons for this:

a)      The high visitor numbers are well in excess of original expectation.  Rather than 35,000 visitors per annum, Pah Homestead is achieving more than 100,000 visitors per annum.  The net result is that the sheer number of times doors are opened, as well as the simple heat generated by high people numbers, has been beyond the original specification of the units.


b)      The wooden sash windows, in particular, leak air which has made controlling humidity and temperature difficult.  The building is not “sealed” as most galleries need to be to achieve the relevant standard.


15.     The Relationship Agreement between JWAT and the council requires the council to maintain the climate control system. While there is no contractual obligation to achieve a certain level of climate control, the expectations of the performance of the system were clearly understood in 2010.  The current system is not achieving this.



16.     It is standard international best practice that artworks are housed in climate controlled environments.

17.     Currently at the Pah Homestead, three of the four downstairs galleries are climate controlled. The proposed solution is to:

(a)        enhance the climate control system in the three downstairs galleries

(b)        introduce climate control into the long room, and

(c)        leave the upstairs galleries without climate control.


This would give one floor with climate control and one without. This is a reasonable position, balancing costs and benefits.


18.    JWAT’s strong preference is for climate control throughout the entire building. This would be an extensive upgrade.  If JWAT wishes to seek this, they may seek council funding through the next Long Term Plan process.




Physical Works

19.    The upgrade will result in cutting hatches in the heritage floor to gain access to install enhanced climate control units and to allow for feasible ongoing maintenance.

20.    In addition, double glazing of windows will be undertaken by fitting a glass panel around the window surrounds.

21.    The heritage unit of the environmental strategy and policy department within council has been consulted over these issues and has agreed the approach.



22.    There is no budget currently allocated for this work.

23.    The Pah Homestead is a local board project and consequently funded through the local board budget envelope.

24.    In preparing this report, investigations have been made to identify if any unallocated regional capex budget is available.  However all regional funds are fully committed.

25.    Puketapapa local board 13/14 capex budget is fully committed.  This work needs to be covered by way of reprioritisation of either existing commitments or future capex budgets.  This will have the impact of deferring whichever project the board elects to reprioritise.  The timeframe of the deferment will depend on the budget for the nominated project, and the overall annual capex envelope of the board.

26.    JWAT aspirations are to have this upgrade put in place as soon as possible. 

27.    There is an option of not funding this climate control upgrade.  This means the system at the Pah Homestead will continue to underperform to the detriment of some art work at the Centre.  It will also mean JWAT will not be able to bring some outside exhibitions for which adequate climate control is contractually mandatory.

28.    If the board chooses to not fund this climate control upgrade at the Pah Homestead, JWAT may consider that council has not delivered the fit-for-purpose infrastructure promise.


Maori Impact Statement

29.     There has been no consultation with iwi or the Independent Māori Statutory Board over this matter.

Decision Making

30.     This project comes within the delegation of the Puketapapa local board. 



John Duthie, Consultant Programme Manager CDAC




There are no attachments for this report.    



Holly Nicholson - PA/Business Coordinator


Louise Mason - Manager Community Development, Arts and Culture

Victoria Villaraza - Relationship Manager


Puketāpapa Local Board

27 March 2014



Neighbours Day Applications received


File No.: CP2014/04899





1.       To approve the grant applications received for the 2014 Neighbours Day event.

Executive Summary

2.       The Board has set aside $5.000 (from SLIPS) to enable grants of up to $200 for local residents to hold neighbourhood events in this year’s Neighbours Day weekend, 29-30 March.  The closing date for applications was 17 March.  The applications have been considered and await final approval.



That the Puketāpapa Local Board:

a)      receives this report

b)      approves the following applications:

Graeme and Lynda Bryant

Pegler Ave Brunch, 30 March 14


Sacha Harrap

Fearon Ave BBQ, 29 March 14


Reuben Kohinu & Rui Peng

Turner Park shared dinner, 26 March 14


Sevai Tolovae

Free sausage sizzle in Sanft Ave, 29 March 14


YMCA, Auckland

Clothing swap event for youth (13-18 years), 29 March 14







There are no attachments for this report.    



Jill Pierce - Local Board Advisor  


Karen Lyons - Manager Local Board Services

Victoria Villaraza - Relationship Manager


Puketāpapa Local Board

27 March 2014



Auckland Transport Monthly Update Report – March 2014


File No.: CP2014/04634





1.       The purpose of the report is to respond to local board requests on transport-related matters and to provide information to Elected Members about Auckland Transport (AT) activities in the local board area over the last month.

Monthly Overview

2.       A briefing for the Local Board on the outcome of the consultation for the Dominion Road Parallel Cycle Routes and the Mt Roskill Safe Routes was held on 5 March.  A brief update on the progress of the Dominion Road main corridor project was also given.

3.       A request for Auckland Transport to attend the Puketāpapa Local Board Forum on 19 March has been noted.

4.       A further meeting of the Village Design Group has been scheduled for 20 March to look at possible improvements for Mt Roskill Village.

5.          The Transport Portfolio Lead briefing on transport matters in the Puketāpapa area has been  scheduled for 24 March.

6.          A site visit for 26 March has been scheduled to discuss the Local Board proposal to improve pedestrian facilities across Mt Albert Road by the Three Kings Shopping precinct.



That the Puketāpapa Local Board:

a)      Receives the report.

b)      Notes the results of the public consultation on the proposed Mt Albert Pedestrian facilities and:

·    Endorses the capital project to proceed with the construction of both proposed pedestrian facilities; or

·    Endorses the capital project to proceed with one of the pedestrian facilities (choose pedestrian zebra or refuge; or

·    Agrees to abandon this capital fund project and agrees that the costs already incurred by Auckland Transport be covered by the Puketāpapa Local Board capital fund.

c)      Agrees to fund the active warning signs on the approach to Waikowhai School on Hillsborough Road and agrees to advance $15,000 from the Puketāpapa Local Board capital fund.

d)      Agrees for Auckland Transport to continue with delivery of the Richardson/Oakdale safety project, noting the expected loss of parking.



Reporting Back

Consultation Report

7.       Consultations forwarded to the local board for comment are attached for board members’ information (Attachment A). 


Local Board Capital Projects

Waikowhai School Safety Improvements (Resolution CP2013/27880)

8.       Auckland Transport (AT) has noted the resolution from the February monthly meeting and engineers have assessed the scope of the project to install active flashing warning signs.  The rough order of costs has been prepared as follows:

2 x AW signs @$5,000


Design drawings, consultation, AT Staff time




9.       Auckland Transport engineers are also assessing the need/suitability of adding red road markings on the approaches to the school along Hillsborough Road.  Further information can be reported on this next month.  In the meantime, if the Local Board support the active warning sign installation, work on delivering this initiative can continue.

Halsey Drive School Safety Improvements

10.     The gateway treatments proposed by the Local Board has been taken up by the Road Safety team to progress.  An amended design for the Halsey Drive proposal has been prepared which takes into account the NZTA 40 km/h trial recently completed.  The amended design includes parking edge lines on Halsey Drive which  provides a narrowing effect along the entire school frontage as opposed to the local gateway treatment of side islands. The road widths on Halsey Drive are very wide and therefore it is considered that  parking edge lines will work better than isolated side islands.

11.     The proposal does not result in a loss of parking as opposed to a minimum of eight  loss of parking spaces with the construction of side islands. As there is no loss of parking, this proposal does not require public consultation, but just a notification of works.

12.     Once comments have been received from the Local Board, the design will be discussed with the school and if the reports are favourable then construction can begin shortly after.

13.     Below is a photo of an NZTA sign, part of the trial recently completed on this site. Once the assessment is completed, NZTA will make a decision either to retain the signs or remove them. If a decision is made to remove these signs, AT will replace them with our standard school signs.

Consultation Report

14.     Consultations forwarded to the local board for comment are attached for board members’ information (Attachment A). 

Local Board Capital Projects

Mt Albert Road Pedestrian Crossing Facility

15.     The aim of this project is to improve crossing opportunities on Mt Albert Road at the Three Kings Village Centre by building a controlled (zebra crossing) where the current refuge island is and an uncontrolled facility (refuge island) on Mt Albert Road to the west of the controlled crossing.

16.     Public consultation was undertaken in February/March however a numbering mistake in the letter led to some confusion about the placement of the pedestrian facilities.  The letter was subsequently reissued with correct numbering and offering a choice of whether to support either one of the proposed pedestrian facilities or both.  The response to the consultation at the time of writing was mixed in that some businesses expressed concern about the loss of parking on Mt Albert Road that the proposals would entail, however other responses supported the improvements.

17.     As this project was an initiative of the previous Puketāpapa Local Board, a site visit with the current Local Board has been scheduled for 26 March to discuss the proposals, the consultation results and the effects of the proposals on the roading environment.

18.     The results of the second round of consultation will be tabled at the Local Board meeting on March 27 and members may wish to endorse the capital project proceeding in its entirety or decide to support one pedestrian facility or make no changes to the existing road layout.

Richardson Road/Oakdale Intersection improvements

19.     The project will improve pedestrian accessibility across Oakdale Road by reducing the width of the crossing by extending the kerb line as this will slow left turning traffic.  Also planned is an uncontrolled crossing point (pedestrian refuge island) outside the BP service station to aid crossing across Richardson Road.

20.     Public consultation was conducted in February and generally the results are favourable but  the loss of parking was noted as a concern.  A safety audit will now be undertaken to review all the safety aspects of the proposed improvements.  Puketāpapa Local Board members have also been invited to visit this site with the project engineer.  If the Local Board view the project favourably, the improvements can be constructed in May, following approval from Auckland Transport’s Traffic Control Committee for the new no-stopping lines.

Mt Roskill Safe Routes Scheme Update

21.     A briefing was held early March  with the Puketāpapa Local Board to present the consultation results of the scheme assessment report.  Generally the submissions received  were favourable with several improvements suggested and some constraints brought to our attention.  These will be worked through during the detailed design stage.

22.     The draft scheme will now be tendered out in March and it is expected to have a consultant working on the detailed design work by mid- April.  Construction is likely to begin in late 2015.

23.     The detailed design work will be brought back to the transport portfolio leader later in the year for discussion and other board members will have an opportunity to input into the detailed design if they wish.

24.     Auckland Transport has noted the offer of the opportunity to work with the Puketāpapa Board around the provision of some environmental improvements in selected areas.

Dominion Road Main Corridor Update

25.     Design work on the upgrade to main Dominion Road corridor continues.  The project will provide continuous bus lanes along Dominion Road from SH 20 to View Road in an effort to improve bus travel times down this important route and include necessary road widening between Mt Albert Road and SH 20. 

26.     Other features include the removal of indented bus bays, replaced by in line stops to allow bus passengers to board efficiently and buses to continue their journey without having to merge with general traffic.  The upgrade will see footpaths upgraded and widened through the three villages, safety improvements for pedestrians and improved optimisation of traffic signals.

27.     The project also aims to underground power lines north of Mt Albert Road and support for this is being sought from Vector.  If budget allows, it is also intended to undertake some additional undergrounding of power lines south of Mt Albert Road.

28.     The Village Design Group, with representatives from the Local Boards, iwi and the business community continues to meet to provide input into appropriate designs and street furniture for the village centres.

29.     It is likely that the detailed design of the main corridor of Dominion Road will be ready for public consultation in April 2014. 

30.     Depending on the outcome of the consultation main corridor physical works are expected to commence about September 2014 and take approximately two years to complete.

Dominion Road Parallel Cycling Routes

31.     The parallel routes link to reserves in Puketāpapa Local Board area and to the proposed Mt Roskill Safe Routes scheme.  The parallel routes will need to be in place to provide an alternate route for cyclists before the work on Dominion Road commences.  The cycle route funding from NZTA was approved in February 2014.

32.     The results of the  public consultation in December on the safe cycling routes running parallel to Dominion Road were discussed with the Puketāpapa Local Board in early March.

33.     Generally the consultation was favourable but some negative comments were received about cars “ratrunning” through the cycle route streets; the desire to still use Dominion Road; the removal of View Road as a link road and the desire to ban right hand turn movements out of Pine and Eldon Streets.

34.     The planned changes to the routes include a safer route through Harwood Reserve, to provide off road shared paths along Sherborne, Valley and part of Haverstock Streets.  Speed humps have also been increased hugely from twenty to sixty-eight because of safety concerns about speeding in side streets.  Major changes to intersection designs at Balmoral and Mt Albert Roads have been introduced following safety audits and traffic operation staff feedback.

35.     The tender process for the cycle routes is currently being worked through and it is expected that construction of infrastructure required for the parallel cycle routes will begin in May 2014 and is expected to be completed by approximately October 2014.

April Local Board Workshops – Pre-engagement on Transport LTP

36.     Auckland Transport is scheduling workshops for Councillors and Local Board members, probably in the second and third weeks of April 2014.

37.     The workshops aim to gain early feedback to inform advice and options for Transport as input to Auckland Council’s 2015-25 Long Term Plan (LTP) and by extension, the Regional Land Transport Plan (RLTP). 

38.     Auckland Transport hopes that the workshops will also be useful to Local Boards in developing the Transport Advocacy component of their Local Board Plans.

39.     At this early stage, the priority is to understand community preferences and to look for opportunities to improve the alignment of Auckland Transport and Local Board priorities.

40.     The importance of participating in the workshops is that Local Boards will be able to help shape the options that eventually make it into the draft RLTP, before the draft is written.

41.     The workshops will be designed to be interactive, with a focus on listening.  Auckland Transport is particularly interested in elected members’ views on the strategic direction for Transport, the prioritisation process Auckland Transport uses to select projects, and the overall levels of expenditure on Local Roads, Public Transport and Walking and Cycling.

Auckland Transport News

HOP Card Roll Out Update

42.     AT HOP cards will able to be used on the Airporter bus service from 9 March 2014.

Public Transport Patronage Figures

43.    January saw a jump of three point three per cent in the number of people using public transport in Auckland. The number of trips on rail was up 7.6 per cent in January compared to the same month last year.

44.     The Northern Express bus service saw a rise in patronage of seven per cent, while the number using all other bus services was up just under five per cent compared to January 2013.

45.     Auckland Transport has been running promotions to encourage more people on the North Shore to use the Northern Express.

46.     Ferry patronage was down in January. One of the reasons for the drop in the numbers using ferries has been attributed to poor weather over the holiday period.

47.     On an average weekday some 236,000 trips are taken on public transport in the region and Aucklanders are now travelling on more than 200,000 AT HOP cards.

48.     Testing of Auckland’s new electric trains was stepped up over the holiday period.  Commuters who use the Onehunga line will be the first to ride the trains which are due to go into service at the end of April.

Issues Raised through/ by Board Members

Location or Name of Issue



AT Response

Gardens on SW Cycleway


The south western cycleway and walking routes runs parallel to SH20 and links walkers and cyclists from Puketāpapa with South Auckland via Onehunga and Mangere Bridge .  Garden maintenance is required to ease health and safety issues identified.  Some untidy gardens in this area including an untidy  patch on Melrose Place.


Work began in the area on Melrose Place in the week of 18 November.  The area is to become grass verge.

In terms of the vegetation on the “corkscrew” of the SW cycleway and nearby, the maintenance work that needs to be done here is considered to be significant. Discussions are still on going between NZTA, Auckland Council Parks and Auckland Transport as to whose responsibility it is to carry out the works.


Further contact has been made with NZTA who have confirmed that there contractors will cut back the flax on the motoway side of the fence.  AT have requested further discussion with NZTA representatives with a view to removal of complete rows of flax  in some locations to avoid the necessity of ongoing maintenance.

Hillsborough Rd/Dominion Road Extn


Recently some improvements were made to the intersection of Dominion Road and Hillsborough Road.  It is still difficult to turn right at this intersection. Has any work been done on possible signalisation of this intersection?

Traffic Operations do not currently have any plans to signalise this intersection.  This intersection does not appear to be high on the priority list for signalisation. 

Trucks on Mt Eden Rd


Trucks on Mt Eden Road with unsecured loads entering 3 Kings quarry.

In response to the question about trucks on Mt Eden Road with unsecured loads raised at the February monthly meeting – any moving vehicle offences are actually police matters rather than matters that are dealt with by AT.  The only jurisdiction AT have over moving vehicles is in relation to vehicles in bus lanes. Therefore this matter should be reported to the NZ Police.

Richardson Road

Broken footpath in an area near a school that has caused a scooting accident. Can this footpath be repaired?





Lorna Stewart, Elected Member Relationship Manager, Auckland Transport


Jonathan Anyon, Elected Member Relationship Team Manager, Auckland Transport








Consultations on Roading and Parking Changes (February/March 2014)





Brenda  Railey - Democracy Advisor


Karen Lyons - Manager Local Board Services

Victoria Villaraza - Relationship Manager


Puketāpapa Local Board

27 March 2014



Attachment A – Consultations on Roading and Parking Changes (February/March 2014)

Business Unit





Road Safety


Keystone Avenue and Akarana Avenue

Proposal to install electronic warning signs in the vicinity of Dominion Road School.

Circulated 17 Feb 2014.

Check requested to ensure school has been consulted.

(DH 20 Feb 2014)

This proposed improvement has come out of a community concern.  It has been investigated by AT engineers and rated as a high priority for installation. Officers from AT visited the school and the indication AT has recorded is that they were supportive.


Road Corridor Operations

Manukau Road and Chandler Avenue.

Auckland Transport (AT) proposes to install a 25 m ‘No Stopping At All Times’ ‘Broken Yellow Lines’ parking restriction on the south-western corner of the intersection of Manukau Rd and Chandler Avenue. Analysis shows that due to the close proximity of Royal Oak Shopping mall and other small retail shops located along Manukau Road, the demand for parking is high. As a result motorists park within the 6.0m parking threshold of the intersection restricting the visibility for motorists exiting Chandler Avenue and motorists along Manukau Road are adversely affected also.


Revised design circulated 17 Feb

This was revised after feedback from the school.  School now happy with the proposal.

Public Transport


233 Mt Albert Road

AT is proposing to install a bus shelter outside 233 Mt Albert Road.

Circulated Feb 27

Concern that proposed placement of the bus shelter may limit the view of traffic for cars exiting 233 Mt Albert Road. Could it be moved a little to  the East.

(DH 6.03/20140)

Road Safety

Pah Road/Selwyn Street, Epsom

AT is proposing safety improvements to reduce truck movements into Selwyn Street from Pah Road and also to improve pedestrian amenity.

Circulated Feb 28

Awaiting Feedback

Road Safety

Halsey Drive, Lynfield

The LB project to construct a gateway treatment outside the school has been slightly amended.  No loss of parking in this amendment.

Circulated March 10

Awaiting Feedback



Puketāpapa Local Board

27 March 2014



Auckland Transport Quarterly Update to Local Boards
For the quarter October to December 2013


File No.: CP2014/04781





1.       The purpose of this report is to inform Boards about progress on activities undertaken by AT in the three months October - December 2013, and the planned activities anticipated to be undertaken in the three months January – March 2014.

Executive Summary

Attachments include:

·    A – AT activities, broken down by Local Board

·    B – Decisions of the Transport Co-ordinating Committee, by Board

·    C – Report against local board advocacy issues (replaces the previous reports against the Local Board Plan and Local Board Agreement)

·    D – Report on the status of the Board’s projects under the Local Board Transport Capital Fund



That the Puketāpapa Local Board:

a)      Receive the Auckland Transport Quarterlyreport.


Main activities during the period under review

Investment and Development

City Rail Link

2.       The Independent Commissioners’ recommendations in relation to  Auckland Transport’s  Notice of Requirement for the designation to construct and operate the City Rail Link, is now expected by the end of February 2014. An Engineering/ Architectural consortium led by Aurecon, has been awarded the contract for the role of Principal Technical Advisor Tender for the ongoing technical support of the project. Its initial focus will be on the development of the  Reference Design to support a subsequent stage of delivery preparation. This team will be co-located with Auckland Transport’s project team in an integrated project office by March.

EMU Depot

3.       On Budget and Practical Completion issued, CAF and Transdev are now occupying the facility.

EMU Procurement

4.       Seven three-car units are now in Auckland, with the first four of these undergoing mainline testing between Wiri and Newmarket and also on the Onehunga branch line. Driver training is scheduled to begin in late February and will utilise two units. Units number 8 and 9 will leave Spain at the end of January and are due in Auckland early March.  Train delivery and commissioning is currently occurring to programme.

Road Design & Development

St Luke's Intersection

5.       Provision of increased walking and cycling, extended bus lane and additional right turn lane for Great North Road to St Lukes Road. Tender submissions to NZTA for physical works are being evaluated. It is expected that the contract will be awarded by mid-February.

Waterview Cycle Way connection

6.       The Waterview Walking and Cycling project is required as a condition of the decision of the Waterview Connection. The Unitec Board approved new development strategy for Precinct. Consultation with Ngati Whatua to restart based on alternative route. Draft SAR has been received that proposes a preferred route. This will allow property purchase to proceed. Public engagement will commence in March 2014.

New Lynn to Waterview Scheme Cycle Way

7.       Provision of a shared cycling and walking route between Soljak Place and the New Lynn town centre. Scheme Assessment tender closed Dec 2013. Tender evaluation and award Jan 2014.

Taharoto/Wairau - Stage 3

8.       Negotiations are continuing with Atlas regarding land acquisition.  An interim solution to provide continuity of walking and cycling facilities has been constructed as part of Stages 6 & 8.

North Area Bus Improvement Progrogramme – Onewa Road

9.       Funding application is almost complete.  A workshop to update the Local Board is scheduled for February.

Devonport Marine Square

10.     Upgrade the Devonport Marine Square, provide improved connection from the ferry building to the town centre and enhance the transport hub. Construction will start in February 2014.

King/Queen/Constable Intersection Upgrade

11.     Construction contract has been awarded to Transfield Services. Programmed commencement date on site is 20th January 2014.

The Redoubt Road - Mill Road

12.     The Redoubt Road - Mill Road corridor provides an arterial road connection east of State High 1 between Manukau, Papakura and Drury and includes Murphys Road from Redoubt Road to Flatbush School Road.

·    Scheme Assessment is being finalised

·    Preparation for Notice of Requirements documentations for lodgement during second quarter 2014 is underway.

·    On-going consultation with iwi, residents and interest groups

·    Funding request from NZTA and procurement activities for the investigation of Phase 2 now initiated. 

Lincoln Road - Corridor Improvements

13.     The project involves widening Lincoln Rd between Te Pai Place and Motorway Interchange to accommodate additional transit/bus lanes on both sides. Public submissions on the proposed design will be continuing till February 2014. Works associated with the notice of requirements will be also starting in February.

Te Atatu Road : Corridor Improvements

14.     Road Corridor Improvement project on Te Atatu Rd from School Rd/Edmonton Rd intersection to SH16, works include rood corridor widening by 2.88m each side. August 2014 is the new forecast starting date for physical works due to delay in land take. More than 85% of the required land has been purchased and planned to complete the land purchase by April 2014. Building consent application to be lodged by March 2014.

Park and Ride Silverdale-Stage 2

15.     The resource consent application for the land use consent has been resubmitted and will be partially notified to the adjacent property owners.

Whangaparaoa Road four Laning

16.     The project has been put on hold until the AT Board makes a decision on Penlink, possibly in February 2014.

Orpheus Drive Shared Path Cycle Way

17.     Awaiting business case sign off. Tender for SAR being prepared.

Tamaki Drive and Ngapipi Intersection Safety Improvements

18.     The Tamaki, Ngapipi intersection is uncontrolled and an accident black spot. This projects seeks to address the safety issues by providing a controlled intersection treatment. In addition, the intersection will be future-proofed by extending the seawalls in the vicinity so that the future aspirations for Tamaki Drive are enabled.

Warkworth SH1 intersection improvement

19.     NZTA have completed  the design of the walking and cycling facilities between Hill St and Hudson Rd.  This work will be undertaken by June 2014  as a variation to the Hudson Rd contract.  SKM are remodelling the Hill St intersection taking into account RONS Puhoi to Warkworth and the Unitary Plan growth assumptions.

Albany Highway (Sunset to SH18)

20.     Reviewing NZTA proposals for the SH1/18 connection and the impact on Albany Highway South traffic volumes.  The purpose of this review is to ensure that AT has sized the road correctly and the NZTA work has a potential to increase traffic volumes along the route.

Brigham Creek Road Corridor Improvements

21.     The scoping phase is expected to be completed in February 2014.  The following activities are planned between Jan and Mar 2014:

                        - Summary and prioritisation of issues to be investigated under the feasibility phase.

          - Production and review of final scoping report.

          - Commence procurement of resources for the feasibility phase.

Beach Road Cycle Route

22.     Detailed Design Tender going out to market 24/03/2014. Detailed design to be complete 30/06/2014. Delivery of AT connecting sections, from Churchill St. to Mahuhu Cres, to be aligned with NZTA Grafton Gully Cycleway delivery in Sept 2014. The entire project (Beach Rd. to Quay St.) scheduled for completion Dec 2014.

Quay Street - City Centre Master Plan

23.     The project is currently looking at options for the seismic upgrade of the seawall between Princes and Marsden wharves. The work is due to be complete by the end of June 2014 after which a preferred option will be selected with a view to starting construction in early 2015.

Newmarket Level Crossing

24.     Replace Level crossing in Newmarket that constrains train movements into/out of Newmarket Station and inhibits planned increases in timetable frequencies. The AT Board has confirmed the crossing will be at Cowie Street. Engagement with stakeholders and preparation of design documentation is progressing.

New Lynn to Waterview Scheme Cycle Way

25.     Scheme Assessment tender closed Dec 2013. Tender evaluation and award Jan 2014.

Tiverton-Wolverton Stage 2

26.     Complete remaining 100m section of pavement reconstruction work on Tiverton Road and all pavement reconstruction works on New Windsor Road following completion of retaining wall construction. New Windsor Road and overall project finishing works will be complete by end April 2014.

Key Agency Initiatives

Dominion Road Corridor Upgrade

27.     Design work underway


28.     Submissions have closed for Northside Drive East. Notice of Requirement and Public Hearing to occur March/April. Rua Road South under construction. Don  Buck Road extension works currently being tendered and construction to commence in March.

NORSGA PC 13 Hobsonvillle Point

29.     Working with Hobsonville Land Co and Auckland Council Property to secure site for permanent park and ride.

NORSGA PC14 Hobsonville Village

30.     Working group established with NZTA to jointly develop solutions to future congestion at Brigham Creek Road interchange and other strategic Connections.

Long Bay Glenvar Ridge Road

31.     An application for consent to undertake geotechnical investigations has been submitted to Auckland Council.  The NoR is under preparation and the preliminary design is progressing.  Further consultation with Iwi is being undertaken.

Penlink Toll Road

32.     Decision on the progression of Penlink is required by the AT Board and anticipated for end February 2014.

33.     Work to update the designation and consents for Penlink is progressing in lieu of this decision, and an RFP has been tendered with award programmed for end January 2014.

34.     As part of this work, additional communication with stakeholders and the local board will take place.

AMETI –Package 4 – Pakuranga, Ti Rakau-Reeves Road (Provision of a busway between Pakuranga and Botany)

35.     The scheme assessment is complete. Work is now commencing on the design and consenting phase of this project.

AMETI - Package 2 Sylvia Park Bus Lanes

36.     Design is complete and consent documentation is being prepared. The project team is working to secure property required for the proposed scheme.

AMETI - Package 6  Mt Wellington (Improving connections to the west of the AMETI area.)

37.     The Package 6 investigation is complete. It identified several components across the region for which detailed investigation is recommended as the next step. Some of these will be included within the AMETI programme.

AMETI - Package 1 - Panmure Phase 2

38.     This phase encompasses the replacement of existing Panmure roundabout with a signalised intersection. Construction of a two lane busway on the northern part of Lagoon Drive and a shared path for pedestrians and cyclists along the north side of Lagoon Drive from Queens Road / Jellicoe Road to the new Panmure Bridge.  The base design is complete. The design will be updated to align with the requirements of the proposed Auckland unitary plan and to ensure effects (e.g. on cultural heritage sites) are appropriately mitigated. Work is commencing on the consenting phase.

East West Link

39.     The primary objective of the project is to provide an improved freight connection between SH20/Onehunga and the Southdown (MetroPort) and adjoining SH1 inland port. The nature and scale of the access improvements allows construction to commence by 2016/2017 with forecast completion by 2019/2020.

Public Transport Development

Mt Albert Train Station Upgrade Stage II

40.     Design phase to cover platform stairs and upgrade underpass, underway.



Ferry Terminal Upgrade – Bayswater

41.     Marine works (dredging and pontoon) consented and ready to go to construction. Funding application for land based design works is in progress.

Pukekohe Station Upgrade

42.     Concept design for the proposed station layout is under review based on long term plan for electrification of  Papatoetoe to Pukekohe rail station. Concept should be finalised / signed off by April 2014.

Half Moon Bay Ferry Terminal

43.     This projects entails upgrade of the Half Moon Bay Ferry Terminal to address the safety issues on water and land, improvements of parking facilities, traffic circulation and amenity. Still awaiting sign off for permanent parking changes. Delay was incurred  at request for additional disabled parking spaces.   Staging of the main project concept plan proposals is on-going. Early staging to focus primarily on PT.

Otahuhu Bus-Train Interchange

44.     To upgrade Otahuhu Train Station to a Bus-train interchange and park and ride to enable implementation of the new propose public transport network plan.The tender for detailed design closed on 17 January 2014 and is currently being evaluated.  This remains an extremely tight programme but is on track for construction completion in 1st half of 2015.

Manukau Bus Interchange

45.     Design tender documentation is being prepared. Funding approval has been given for the design phase and tenders will be out to the market early February 2014.

Puhinui Station Upgrade

46.     Initial concept investigation underway. Targeting June 2014 for completion of design work

Rail Platform Extensions

47.     Extending the platforms of 11 stations 5-15m each to bring them into line with other platforms on the network. First three stations with platform extensions are now nearing completion. Good progress is being made on the next 4 stations. Project Manager has accelerated works to complete all extensions by June 2014.

Downtown Ferry Terminal Pier 2 Upgrade

48.     Scope of work is being worked through with PT Operations. New covered waiting area will be installed in pier 2 by end of April 2014

Downtown Ferry Terminal Pier 3 & 4 Upgrade

49.     Scoping and initiation works under development is coordination with the Harbour Edge Programme

Parnell Train Station

50.     Detailed design tender to be issued.

New Lynn Rail Station Electronic Gates

51.     Concept designs being finalised and order for gates placed. 10 month lead time for gates and design for gates coverage and balustrade to be finalised over this period, followed by construction of kiosk and supporting works for gateline.

Re-development Devonport Wharf

52.     Significant work is happening on the Devonport Wharf.  Auckland Council and Auckland Transport are working together to improve structural works on Victoria Wharf and improve the Boardwalks and retail space.

Panmure Rail/Bus Interchange (AMETI Phase 1)

53.     Panmure Bus Interchange (AMETI Phase 1) handover from contractors took place 24 December 2013, with the official opening on18 January 2014.  Services have been rescheduled so that from this date, Howick & Eastern and NZ Bus services will travel via the new interchange.

New bus network in South Auckland

54.     Final decisions on bus routes for the new network in South Auckland were announced on 9 December 2013 and communicated to stakeholders, with a significant number of changes to proposed routes made as a result of customer feedback.

Bus Services - Integrated Ticketing & fares

55.     The implementation of Auckland Integrated Fare System (AIFS) “HOP” on buses, resumed after intermittent technical issues were resolved in September 2013, with roll-out on all NZ Bus services taking place 13 October - 8 December 2013.  This included North Star, Metrolink, LINK, Go West and Waka Pacific services.  AT staff were on the road at key locations to support drivers and customers.  The implementation schedule for AIFS/HOP with remaining bus operators is as follows: January 2014 – Bayes Coachlines school buses; February 2014 – Ritchies, Howick & Eastern; March 2014 – Waiheke Bus Company, Tranzit, Party Bus Company school buses. Negotiations re implementation date for two further minor operators are ongoing (Airbus and Murphy Buses school buses).

Ferry Services - Integrated Ticketing & fares

56.     It is intended to phase out the 10 trip tickets from 17 February 2014 in favour of AT HOP card Stored Value pricing (the same as 10 trip ticket pricing). AT is developing an AT HOP Monthly Pass for ferry users.  Implementation timeframe TBC. Note:- Devonport and Stanley Bay will be phased out later by Fullers

Strategy and Planning

Auckland Integrated Transport Programme (ITPv2) and its key components

57.     Work is progressing on the development of the next version of the ITP which is due by the middle of 2014.  Work are also continuing on the development/updating of the key components of the ITP including:

·    Regional Rapid Transit Review (RTN) review – further analysis is being undertaken as required in view of the RDS update

·    Rail Development Strategy (RDS) update – in progress

·    Rail Level Crossings Study – joint review with KiwiRail in progress

·    Park and Ride and Parking Strategy – draft strategy was presented to the AT Board in December.  The Board has required consultation of the draft strategy.

·    Regional Passenger Transport Plan – formally adopted by the AT Board on 23rd September 2013.  Consultation of the new network for the other areas in Auckland will be undertaken in 2014-15.  Implementation of the new network will commence in early 2015.

Regulatory planning

58.     Strategy and Planning continues to lead and co-ordinate AT’s responses to proposed plan changes and Notices of Requirements (NoRs) to ensure that land use and transport are integrated and that proposed land use changes enable AT to deliver its capital works programme.  During the second quarter, there are 26 applications that are in progress.  There were no new applications made this quarter.

59.     AT also continued working closely with the Auckland Council on the review of the notified Unitary Plan.  A series of internal workshops were conducted within AT during this quarter.  AT’s feedback on the notified plan is currently being consolidated and Strategy and Planning is liaising with the council on inclusion of feedback as part of the council’s submission.

60.     AT has also initiated a review of the application lodged by the Further North Alliance (on behalf of NZTA) with the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for a number of resource consents and a Notice of Requirement for the proposed Puhoi to Warkworth motorway project.

Corridor management plans (CMPs)

61.     The nine priority arterial CMPs in the 2012/13 year have now been completed:

·    Great North Road-Rata St-Ash St corridor

·    Albany Highway-Greville Rd-Tawa Dr corridor

·    Takapuna North (East Coast Road Stage 2)

·    East Tamaki Road-Springs Rd-Harris Rd corridor

·    City East West Transport Study

·    Tamaki Drive-Ngapipi Rd-Kohimarama Rd-Kepa Rd corridor

·    Ellerslie-Panmure Highway

·    Balmoral Road-St Lukes Road corridor

·    Great South Road Stage 2

62.     Funding Implementation Plans (FIPs) for the programmes proposed in each of the completed CMPs are currently being prepared, with the prioritised projects to be included in the future ITP programme.

63.     Nine CMPs under the 2013/14 CMP programme are currently being developed:

·    Oteha Valley Road (Albany Expressway to East Coast Road) – study underway, initial consultations with the Upper Harbour Local Board and the Albany Village Business Association were undertaken this quarter

·    Great North Road (between Ash Street and Karangahape Road) – study underway, initial consultation with Waitemata Local Board undertaken in December

·    New North Road (Blockhouse Bay Road to Mt Eden Road) – study commenced in January

·    Manukau Road (Broadway to Royal Oak roundabout) – study commenced in January

·    Onewa Road (SH1 Interchange to Verran’s Corner) – scoping underway, study to commence over the next quarter

·    Mt Albert Road – Carrington Road (Royal Oak roundabout to Great North Road) – scoping underway, study to commence over the next quarter

·    Green Lane East - West (Remuera Road to Balmoral Road) – scoping underway, study to commence over the next quarter

·    Brigham Creek Road – study underway in conjunction with Investigation and Design team

·    Pakuranga Road – study underway in conjunction with AMETI team

·    The City Centre East-West (CEWT) Study has been completed.  Programmes put forward in the study relating to public transport facilities are now at the concept design stage, and are being co-ordinated with other city centre projects:

·    Downtown bus interchange

·    Wynyard Quarter bus interchange

·    Learning Quarter bus interchange

·    Fanshawe St urban busway

·    Wellesley St Civic upgrade

64.     Other studies being undertaken are as follows:

·    SH16 Te Atatu Rd Bus Interchange Preliminary Engineering Assessment – completed this quarter.  Next steps include the development of a business case to support the decision-making process, completion of the Te Atatu Bus Interchange feasibility study and work with NZTA to future proof the SH16 upgrades

·    SH16 Bus Corridor Feasibility Study – study commenced this quarter to assess the feasibility of various bus facilities on SH16, to complement current works as part of the Western Ring Route project (which covers the section from Waterview to Westgate).  This study will look at the bus corridor from Waterview to the City Centre.

Transport modelling

65.     Work is continuing on the update/development of transport models including:

·    The CRL modelling programme development

·    The Auckland Passenger Transport (APT3) model update

66.     Other projects such as for the Fanshawe St BRT, Te Atatu Road and Lincoln Road TMP, convention Centre, Rapid Transit Network (RTN) and the ITPv2

Asset Management Plan 2015-2018

67.     The development of the next Asset Management Plan 2015-2018 is continuing.  Consultations with Business Units are underway and linkages with the ITP are being developed.

Seismic Screening Programme

68.     Work is continuing on the screening of all transport assets for earthquake susceptibility. 

Asset Condition Surveys

69.     Work on the survey for higher risk transport assets has continued this quarter and completed at the end of December as programmed.  Minor safety and other issues are prioritised and addressed through the maintenance teams.  The more extensive defects are included in the long-term forward renewal works programme and, where feasible, coordinated with the capital works programme.

Community Transport

School Transport Programme and Road Safety Education

70.     The number of schools signed onto the TravelWise Programme has now reached 375.

Key activities that were undertaken with the schools included, safety at the school gate parking enforcement, speed enforcement campaigns undertaken with the NZ Police, cycle training, scooter training, school leadership programme for intermediate and high school students and school curriculum transport related activities targeted at road safety and school travel options.

71.     Walking School Buses now number 359 in the region with a continued programme of recruitment and recognition for the volunteers who accompany the buses. 

72.     Demand for cycle training is still strong from schools and greater partnerships with the NZ Police, Sports Trusts and Bike NZ have been developed to deliver cycle training and cycle safety.

73.     The following regional road safety education campaigns are being delivered over the for the coming six months: 

·    Red light running campaign – focused at all road users

·    Pedestrian safety campaign – focused on youth and at risk sites

·    Cycle safety- focused on training, maintenance and share the road

·    Back to school speed campaign  - focused on targeting drivers speed around schools

Travel Planning and Cycle and Walking

74.     Commute travel planning packages and personal journey plans being delivered across the region targeting business, communities, business associations and tertiary institutions.

75.     The summer “Cycling’s the go” safety and promotional campaign is being delivered over the coming months targeting, cycle training, safety, guided rides and maintenance programmes.

76.     The development of the Auckland Cycle network continues with priority being placed on working with the NZTA on Grafton Gully and Waterview, working with Local Board Greenway proposals, Beach Road, Great South Road, Puhinui Road and the New Zealand Cycle Trail network expansion programme of the Airport to City route.

Road Corridor Maintenance


77.     The new road maintenance contract is “bedding in” and providing good operational and customer services within the Henderson – Massey, Waitakere and Whau local board areas. The inclusion of additional berm and vegetation management items since the issuing of the last report was supplied and exceptional growth conditions regionally, had bogged down the reactive capability of the contractor in the last 2 months of 2013. A change in methodology has been developed between Contractor and RCM management which will make treatment and information supply easier going forward. Unfortunately some additional cost implications as a result of these changes will affect overall budget allocations. Cost and activity reductions will have to be implemented in other areas for the remaining 2013 – 14 programs. Additional funding will be sourced during budget calculations for the next financial year.

78.     Progress in the large pavement reconstruction works and footpath renewal are on target throughout the western area. Pavement rehabilitation works have been or are nearing completion in Margan Ave, Kinross St, Henderson Valley Rd and View Rd. Projects that are continuing into 2014 and a list of forward works for your reference, that will soon be underway in the western network are - Birdwood Rd, Nikau St, Kervil Ave, Rimu St, Blockhouse Bay Rd and Titirangi Rd .

79.     Programming, investigation and design works are well underway for the sites allocated for 2014 – 15 program with future works in the design area targeting network sites beyond 2016 where possible.

80.     The extensive resurfacing program is also underway throughout the central – west region. To date 5.5km of asphalt surfacing has been completed to December. The schedule of activities includes approx. 12.5km of Asphaltic Concrete surfacing and 35km of various Chip Sealing (resealing) sites. This program continues on from the previous 3 years, due to recent bitumen price increases and site pre-sealing repairs costing more than expected, the total quantities have had to be reduced to match the budget allowance. 

81.     The slip repairs have been undertaken in the 5 sites Titirangi Road and Titirangi Beach Roads noted in the last report. Major retaining structures and road strengthening have been completed in Candia Road and Laingholm Drive. Final detailed design and both building & resource consents are in hand for a major slip repair site on Titirangi Road.

82.     Investigation of any opportunities to “future proof” the western network against storm and flooding impacts continues to be high priority, but funding through NZTA is unfortunately difficult to obtain for these works.


83.     Completed the section of Tamaki Drive (Okahu section) with new poles and luminaires in accordance with the Tamaki Drive approved upgrade report. There are only 25 poles and lights to complete the upgrade between Ngapipi Road and The Strand.

84.     St George Street Papatoetoe is currently being upgraded with new poles and lights.  The former decorative type lights will become gas look alike lights for decorative purpose only.

85.     Bowen Street in the CBD has been upgraded to provide increased safety for pedestrians walking into the city especially from the university at night.

86.     Installation of new lights and poles supporting the Vector undergrounding programme removing overhead lines. Areas where undergrounding has taken place are Epsom, and Penrose.


87.     The 2013/14 resurfacing programme ($15.3M) commenced during the period. All Chipseal sites are expected to be completed by early April and the Asphaltic Concrete sites by end of May 2014.

88.     The 2013/14 Pavement Rehabilitation and Reconstruction programmes are well underway. A large number of the sites were either completed or commenced during the period. Some of the completed sites include, Princess St Otahuhu, Te Irirangi Drive - Smales to Accent, Great South Road – Grande View to Corin and Ronwood to Gladding, Mahia Road – Coxhead to Hobart, Hill Road – Hill to Grande Vue, Hunua Gorge, and Pukeoware Road rehabilitation.

89.     The preseal repair, footpath and kerb/channel programmes of work are underway. The Contractors main focus during the period was to complete the works associated with the 2013/14 resurfacing and pavement rehabilitation sites.


90.     Following months of planning between Auckland Council Stormwater, Watercare and RCM, a major upgrade of Carlton Gore Rd, between Davis Crs and George St, has commenced. The objective of this 6 month project is to upgrade the public stormwater system, separate the existing combined sewer system to prevent on-going sewer overflow discharges to the New Market Stream and to reconstruct the deteriorated road pavement. The three members of the Auckland Council Family have engaged Downer to undertake all components of the work to ensure disruption to the local businesses and residents is minimised and to achieve value for money for ratepayers.

91.     The pavement rehabilitation of Woodward Rd, between New North Rd and Carrington Rd, has been completed. This work was completed in collaboration with Kiwi Rail during a weekend shut down for the electrification of the Western rail line to minimise disruption to public transport users.

92.     After a major internal and external stakeholder management consultation period between RCM, RCA, PT and Downer,  approximately 11000 square metres of Jervois Road, between Ponsonby Road and Clarence Street were resurfaced over Labour Weekend.

93.     Spring growth has made berm mowing an area of focus for the Central team.

94.     Following consultations with local Iwi and the New Zealand Historical places trust, The Orakei Road (Shore to Ngapipi roads) road Rehabilitation Project is now underway.Completion is programmed for early March 2014.

95.     Negotiations between ATs maintenance contractors and the UFB Project contractors have now concluded. These negotiations which were driven by the Central AT Team have opened the way for ATs footpath contractors to upgrade footpaths and install UFB simultaneously.

Hauraki Gulf Islands

96.     Wharf Road Rehab stage one was completed in December with stage two from Muratai to Homai commencing in February.

97.     CT Footpath – Tui Street completed in December

98.     Wharf Road board walk completed in December

99.     Waiheke Island reseals, 7.5 kms were completed in November

100.   Pavement designs for Sea View Road rehab completed with work to commence February.


Rural North

101.   The focus during the December period was on giving the town centres a ‘spring clean’ before the Christmas period.   The work has progressed well with all townships 100% complete.   With many visitors expected to holiday at the spectacular beach locations in Rodney the coastal unsealed roads (e.g. Pakiri Road and Takatu Road) were given a maintenance run to ensure they are in top condition.

102.   In the North Rural the AWPT programme is progressing well with 1.5 kms completed in December.   To date the AWPT programme is 62% complete (by length).   Cost savings have also been delivered to Auckland Transport with the current spend approximately 10% below the target value.   The reseals programme has been slightly delayed with rain in December and is 56% complete, year to date.   The programme has been updated with the reseals now scheduled to be 100% complete by March.

103.   The Opex and Renewals rolling quarter and year to date budgets are on track.   The overall year to date variance against forecast is less than 1%.

Urban North

104.   Despite being a short month December has had some large and technical works completed within.The Fulton Hogan chipseal reseal program commenced in December and is expected to be complete late March.

105.   The Asphalt resurfacing is 85% complete and the target date for completion is late March early April with the aim of targeting additional monies should they become available.

106.   Rehabs in the North are progressing well with .576 km completed to the end of December however Hugh Green Drive is only 85% completed and has not made the completed works figures for December. The outstanding works for Hugh Green is the asphalt resurfacing which is planned to be tied in with roundabout construction at Spencer Rd.

107.   Kaipatiki Road Subsoils are complete and work has started on Bentley Road.

108.   Colonial Road work due to start at the end of January.

109.   There were no health and safety issues for the Fulton Hogan team in the month of December.

Road Corridor Operations

One Network

110.   The next step in the integrated road classification system project  - ‘collate all feedback and update the ONRC Framework;’ is ongoing this quarter.

111.   AT is currently progressing various Engineering Plan Approvals (EPA) for different packages of work for Waterview and other NZTA SH16 corridor improvements.

112.   AT has also been working with NZTA on SH16 Initiatives to reduce the impact of the on-going works to travel times, particularly for buses.  A package of quick win measures has been implemented to provide improved journey times for buses to mitigate the loss of key bus priority infrastructure. Measures include the reinstatement of, or new shoulder bus lanes, priority lanes on the motorway ramps and local road network.  NZTA has ensured coordination between the various projects along SH16, with particular regard to traffic management measures and timing of works to minimise the impact on travel times along the SH16 corridor.  Measures for the medium to longer term have been identified and these are currently at various stages of assessment.

Route Optimisation

113.   Stage 1 Investigation and traffic signal optimistaion completed on:

Quay Street

Lower Hobson St

Solent St

Customs Street

Lower Hobson St

The Strand

Victoria Street


Stanley St

Wellesley Street


Grafton Rd

The Strand

Quay St

Alten Rd

Albert Street

Quay St


Queen Street

Quay St

Newton Rd

Stage 1 Investigation completed on:

Mayoral Drive/Cook Street

Wellesley St W

Wellseley St E

Nelson Street


Fanshawe St

Hobson Street

Quay St


Karangahape Road

Ponsonby Road

Grafton Rd

Wellington Union


Karangahape Road

Symonds Street

Mt Eden


Grafton Road

Khyber Pass

Symonds St

114.   Note Symonds Street revisited for consistency with CBD approach.

Physical Works Programme (other routes across the region):

115.   8 projects are at the scheme design stage

116.   4 projects are at the detailed design stage

117.   1 construction project is completed

Road Safety

Urban KiwiRAP risk mapping project

118.   Risk Mapping software has been completed. AT network corridors and intersections have been prioritised. Urban KiwiRAP coding and star rating work will commence shortly. The procurement plan has been approved and a tender will be let in February 2014.

Red Light Cameras

119.   NZ Police is currently managing a tender process for new safety camera equipment, which encompasses modern technology with up-to-date radar detection methods and wireless data download capability that will contribute to increased road safety benefits. This process will include investigating the benefits of dual purpose red light/speed cameras. Research demonstrates increased safety benefits from multi-purpose cameras able to detect and deter high-risk behaviours such as accelerating through intersections to beat red lights.

Parking and Enforcement


120.   Newmarket – Consultation commenced on a proposal to remove time limits from paid parking areas in Newmarket and move towards a demand responsive pricing approach similar to the Central City Parking Zone.  

121.   Beaumont Street, CBD - New area of paid parking on Beaumont Street opposite Victoria Park to improve parking availability for customers

122.   Sale Street and Halsey Street, CBD - New car share parking restriction bringing the total number of spaces to eight.

123.   Tuarangi Road, Grey Lynn - Conversion of the angle parking to parallel parking  on the southern kerb  of Tuarangi Road Grey Lynn at its junction with Great North Road. This improves safety and removes the danger of vehicles reversing into the live traffic lane.

124.   Turner Street, CBD - New area of paid parking to replace redundant vehicle crossing.


125.   Matiatia - Some 117 parking spaces at Matiatia were converted from underutilized lease parking to pay and display in November to free up short term parking for people wishing to catch a ferry to Auckland.


126.   Mission Bay, St Heliers and Tamaki Drive – Parking occupancy and turnover surveys were completed in December. Another set of surveys are planned of AT assets in the town centre and along Tamaki Drive during first quarter 2014. This is to assist with the corridor management plan.


127.   Howick Village parking study – A Howick Village parking study has been drafted and is being finalised.

128.   Halfmoon Bay Car Park – Implementation of a 14 hour parking restriction with some dedicated carpool bays was completed in Dec 2013.


129.   Mirovale Place, Sunnynook  - Installed a P120 parking restriction in November.

130.   Link Drive, Wairau Valley – installed a P120 parking restriction in December.


131.   Papakura – AT obtained consent for the continuation (eighteen months) of the temporary Park and Ride site.


132.   Dominion Rd project – Parking occupancy surveys were completed for Dominion Road in November 2013.

133.   Miro Street and Tawera Rd, Greenlane – Consultation on a proposal to install P120 time restriction was completed in October 2013 with positive feedback.

134.   Veronica Street, New Lynn – A new P120 time restriction hs been installed.


135.   Henderson Town centre review – Consultation was undertaken in November 2013 for a new P90 parking zone, for Great North Road, Henderson and adjacent side streets along the main arterial. Results of the consultation will be presented to the Henderson-Massey local board in February 2014.



Various Auckland Transport authors


Roger Wilson, Council Engagement Manager, Auckland Transport







Schedule of activities undertaken for the first quarter (2013/14) ending 30 September 2013 and forward works programme for the second quarter (2013/14) ending 31 December 2013



Traffic Control Committee Decisions July-September 2013



Local Board Advocacy Report



Local Board Transport Capital Fund Report





Brenda  Railey - Democracy Advisor


Karen Lyons - Manager Local Board Services

Victoria Villaraza - Relationship Manager


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Infrastructure and Environmental Services Update Report


File No.: CP2014/00915





1.       To inform the local board about the activities of the Infrastructure and Environmental Services (I&ES) department during the period from December 2013 to January 2014. This includes both local board based and regional activities undertaken by the three units of I&ES – Environmental Services, Solid Waste and Stormwater.

2.       This report also tracks the delivery and expenditure of environmental budget lines from the 2013/2014 Local Board Agreement (LBA), as assigned to I&ES.

Executive Summary

3.       I&ES delivers on the Auckland Plan and local board plans through the provision of environment and sustainability programmes, regional waste and stormwater services, as well as the maintenance and enhancement of Auckland's natural environment.

4.       This report has been written to inform the local board about the delivery of activities and work programmes by I&ES. A number of these regional activities have a distinct local involvement and impact and are detailed in the attachments to this report.



That the Puketapapa Local Board:

a)      Notes the information in the Infrastructure and Environmental Services update report.



5.       Local board priorities: This report and attachments specifically detail the activities delivered by the three units of I&ES within the local board area which support and contribute to the following local board plan priorities and initiatives:



Improving and enjoying our parks and natural environment


·     Support ongoing pine tree removal, weed management and eradication and pest control along the Manukau Harbour foreshore with the involvement of local groups.

·     Develop a management plan for the Manukau Harbour foreshore and implement proposed changes

·    Implement restoration planting and re-naturalisation projects along the Oakley Creek as part of the Puketapapa Greenways Project

6.    Local board projects: The local board is supporting the delivery of local environmental programmes through its budget for Oakley Creek restoration. Key project highlights and milestones are noted in the table below with additional detail provided in Attachment A.

Budget Line




Oakley Creek restoration

Industry pollution prevention project

·       At a meeting on 27 February 2014 the Puketapapa local board resolved to allocate this budget to an industry pollution prevention project in the Oakley Creek catchment area.


Community recycling centre

Community recycling centre

·       The business case was completed in February 2014 and sent to the local board.


7.    Local and regional activities: Local environmental initiatives are also supported through regional funding. Highlights of our regional activities are noted in the table below with additional detail provided in Attachment B.



Environmental Services

·    A total of 132 successful applications shared a total of $619,512 of funding from the annual Environmental Initiatives Fund. Funding was approved at the December 2013 meeting of the Environment Climate Change and Natural Heritage Committee.

·    Organised and facilitated a national kauri dieback symposium, attended by 200 people including scientists, policy makers, land managers and community groups.  The symposium was an opportunity to showcase the leadership of scientists and Auckland Council staff in actively managing this disease.

Solid Waste

·    Successful trial of new inorganics collection model in October-November 2013. Over 50% of material collected recycled or reused.

·    $293,878 awarded to 33 different projects through the Waste Minimisation and Innovation Fund, including one in the board area.

·    Upcoming trial of organic food waste collection service to be held on the North Shore from May 2014.


·    Two stormwater projects as described in Attachment C are being progressed within the Puketapapa Local Board area. The Olsen Avenue (Hillsborough) project aims to resolve flooding and related sewage overflow and contamination issues. The Oakley stream widening comprises major physical works including 1.3km of stream realignment and restoration and three new bridges in Walmsley and Underwood reserves.


Local Board Views

8.       This is a report prepared specifically to inform the local board.

Maori Impact Statement

9.       While this report is for information only and does not require any decision making, it is recognised that environmental management, water quality and land management has integral links with the mauri of the environments and concepts of kaitiakitanga.

Implementation Issues

10.     The activities detailed in this report are within budget. Any decisions arising from discussions and planned changes to work programmes will have financial and resourcing implications which will need to be managed.







Local Infrastructure and Environmental Services Activity



Regional Infrastructure and Environmental Services Activity



Stormwater Capital Works





Lucy Hawcroft - Relationship Advisor

Mara Bebich - Senior Relationship & Engagement Advisor

Theresa Pearce - Relationship Advisor


John Dragicevich - Manager Infrastructure and Environmental Services

Victoria Villaraza - Relationship Manager


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Local economic development July to December 2013: Puketāpapa Local Board


File No.: CP2014/03984





1.       This report provides an update for the Puketāpapa Local Board on local economic development activities delivered by the Economic Development Department for the period July to December 2013.

Executive Summary

2.       The 2013/2014 local economic development work programme in the Puketāpapa Local Board area includes:

·        Preparation of an economic development overview presenting a range of indicators on the Puketāpapa economy, issues and opportunities.

·        Local economic development planning and initiatives

·        Support for the roll out of ultrafast broadband and the sustainable and targeted provision of public WiFi.

3.       The proposed 2014/2015 work programme builds on current activities.



That the Puketāpapa Local Board:

a)      Receives the six-monthly update on local economic development activities from July to December 2013.

b)      Approves the indicative 2014/2015 local economic development work programme as:

i.        Economic analysis and planning for the local economy.

ii.       Support for the roll out of ultrafast broadband and the sustainable and targeted provision of public WiFi.

c)      If desired, nominates Local Board Member(s) to attend the Business Improvement District Policy (2011) review workshops and represent the view of the Local Board




4.       The Economic Development Department champions Auckland’s Economic Development Strategy (EDS), which aims to develop an economy that delivers opportunity and prosperity for all Aucklanders and New Zealand.  The department works with ATEED, business, Government and community stakeholders to lead local economic development, regional economic strategy and policy advice, economic analysis and advocacy, digital policy and international relations on behalf of Auckland Council.

5.       This report focuses on local economic development activities in the Puketāpapa Local Board area.  An overview of the regional economic work programme undertaken by the Economic Development Department and ATEED to implement the EDS is provided to the Economic Development Committee, and is made available for information to Local Boards.  

6.       Under the guidance of global city development expert Greg Clark, and with the assistance of representatives from business, the wider Auckland Council and Government, critical priorities for Auckland’s future economic performance have been identified.  These are to:

·        Establish a new Auckland Leadership Team

·        Raise youth employability.  At the local level this means:

increasing the number of opportunities for young people to gain work experience

·        Build, retain and attract talent. At the local level this means:

encouraging our businesses to invest in skills

thoroughly understanding Auckland’s skills shortages

·        Build the Auckland business proposition for a business-friendly city

·        Boost the investment rate into Auckland’s economy and infrastructure

·        Motivate greater investment in products, services and markets. At the local level this means:

promoting the benefits of innovation and entrepreneurship

creating and connecting spaces for innovation and entrepreneurship

·        Increase Auckland’s visibility internationally

·        Optimise Auckland’s platforms for growth: housing, transport and availability of employment land. At the local level this means:

developing and adopting a new implementation model to achieve growth in key locations – CBD and metropolitan centres

leveraging the fibre network to its full potential

·        Support improved performance of Māori businesses.  At the local level this means:

working to support Māori businesses to grow.

7.       We are planning a workshop with Local Board economic development portfolio holders, ATEED and the Economic Development Committee on making local economic development in Auckland more strategic, focused and united.  Further information will be provided through the Local Board Advisors.


Economic Development Overview

8.       An economic development (ED) overview has been prepared for the Puketāpapa Local Board area.  The overview outlines the current economic picture in Puketāpapa, recent trends, and identifies particular strengths or points of difference the local board area has in comparison to the region wide picture. It is primarily a data driven view drawing on the statistics available covering a range of indicators including demographics, incomes and housing, education and skills, employment and occupation, sectoral strengths, business growth and development trends.

9.       The overview has been distributed to Local Board members, Council departments and BIDs.   The information can inform the Local Board Plan currently under development.

10.     In 2012, GDP in Puketāpapa was $946 million, which was 1.2 per cent of the Auckland regional GDP. Manufacturing and wholesale trade are the dominant sectors in the Puketāpapa economy.

Puketāpapa’s industrial mix by GDP (2012)


11.     Stand out facts about Puketāpapa from the ED overview include:

·        Puketāpapa’s population comprises a high share of oversees born recent arrivals to New Zealand with a mix of ethnicities.  People of Asian ethnicity are the largest ethnic group.

·        Economic growth over the last decade has been below that seen across the region

·        Manufacturing is the largest sector and while manufacturing GDP has only experienced a slight fall over the last decade, employment in the sector has declined sharply

·        Puketāpapa has strengths in the food and beverage and biotechnology sectors.  These are sectors in which Auckland competes internationally.

·        Many businesses are small scale with a high proportion of owner operated businesses

12.     Employment in Puketāpapa increased by an average of 0.2 per cent pa in the ten years from 2002-12, below the 1.9 per cent in Auckland. During this period, Puketāpapa job numbers increased the most in education and training (+510), professional, scientific and technical services (+290), other services (+280) and public administration and safety (+270) sectors and declined the most in the wholesale trade (-960) and manufacturing (-590) sectors. 

13.     The current Puketāpapa Local Board Plan supports the revitalisation of town centres and addressing the inequality of opportunity there is across the area.  The ED overview recognises these priorities and includes the following initial assessment of the strengths, challenges and opportunities within the local economy.


An assessment of Puketāpapa’s economic potential




·   Several well located and connected business areas


Economic assets

·   Well educated resident population

·   Strengths in key sectors of food and beverage and biotechnology

Untapped potential

·   Integrating migrant workers into the labour market in ways that reflect their skills and experience


Low growth

·   GDP growth has averaged one per cent per annum over the last ten years, below that of the region which has grown an average three per cent per annum



·   Main arterial roads can be congested


Economic assets

·   Main town centres require upgrades to be attract visitors and increase spending

·   Business areas relatively small and no BID partnerships within the Local Board area to drive improvements


Business friendly

·   Local Board aiming to attract economic investment and businesses to business areas

·   Potential development opportunities after the rehabilitation of the Three Kings Quarry site including provision of better access to Three Kings town centre

·   Opportunities for businesses to work together to improve economic outcomes within their geographic areas

·   Avondale-Southdown rail corridor will stimulate business activity when built


Innovation and exports

·   Build on strengths in the food and beverage and biotechnology sectors


·   Ensure recent migrants are able to fully utilise their skills and experience within the local economy

·   Support Youth Connections programme in Puketāpapa to better transition young people into the workforce

Vibrant and creative city

·   Environmental tourism opportunities around the Manukau Harbour


Business Associations


14.     Economic Development is working alongside the Local Board to assist with Local Board Plan consultation with the Mt Roskill business association. 

15.     A refresh of the Auckland Region Business Improvement District Policy (BID Policy 2011) will be undertaken in 2014. The proposed BID Policy will go before the Regional Strategy and Policy Committee for final approval in November 2014.

16.     The process to review the BID Policy will involve consultation with both business associations and Local Board representatives. Separate workshops will initially be held for the two stakeholder groups, followed by a combined workshop with both the business associations and Local Board representatives. Any suggestions made at these workshops to amend the existing BID Policy (2011) will be brought before Local Boards for consideration and feedback.

17.     Local Board representative(s) are sought for involvement in the review process. Whilst the Puketāpapa Local Board area does not have any BIDs currently, it may have in the future, and the Board is welcome to contribute to the BID Policy review process.


Local Economic Development


18.     The economic development team is keen to work with the Local Board, ATEED and Community Development to engage with businesses in the Puketāpapa area.

Three Kings Precinct Plan


19.    Members of the local economic development team have been involved in the Three Kings Precinct Plan, working as part of the internal Council group run by Regional and Local Planning.

20.    From a local economic development perspective the focus for Three Kings is to ensure the town centre and retail precinct is connected to any new development within the quarry, zoning is appropriate to support new investment and business growth, as well as improving existing connections and relationship with the street and surrounding residential areas.


Ultrafast Broadband

21.     The third year of the rollout of Ultrafast broadband (UFB) ends on 30 June 2014.  The rollout is a third of the way through the nine year programme. So far over 60,000 premises region wide can connect to UFB with just over 11 per cent of these premises connected. This is in line with the rate of uptake predicted at the start of the UFB rollout. 

22.     Chorus intends to provide updates to Local Boards on the progress of the rollout in each area and Council officers will work with Local Board services to arrange times in the appropriate Local Board Workshops as the updates become available.


Public WiFi

23.     Public WiFi is available in all 56 libraries and in 23 public open spaces around Auckland.  In January 2014 the Libraries WiFi service was used 173,000 times by 110,000 people totalling 7.7 million minutes of free Wi-Fi usage.  The public open space service has been experiencing network stability issues and this has limited usage.  These issues are now resolved and we expect to see usage grow in line with Libraries usage.  The public open space service was used 49,631 times by 44,419 people totalling 893,494 minutes of free WiFi usage.


Work programme 2014/2015

24.     The proposed 2014/2015 local economic development work programme in Puketāpapa Ranges area is set out below.


OPEX Project description

Economic analysis and planning.

Support for the roll out of ultrafast broadband and the sustainable and targeted provision of public WiFi.



Local Board Views

25.     This report informs the Puketāpapa Local Board on progress implementing the agreed local economic development work programme.  Feedback from the Board is welcome to shape ongoing activities.  

Maori Impact Statement

26.     Matters relating to Māori wellbeing are addressed as part of specific projects and are reported in the relevant Board and committee reports.


27.     N/A.

Implementation Issues

28.     There are no implementation issues.



There are no attachments for this report.    



Trudi Fava - Strategic Planner


Victoria Villaraza - Relationship Manager

Janet Schofield - Business Area Planning Manager


Puketāpapa Local Board

27 March 2014



Resolutions Pending Action Schedule


File No.: CP2014/04635





1.       The purpose of this report is to provide the Board with a schedule of resolutions that are still pending action.

Executive Summary

2.       Attached is an updated version of the Resolutions Pending Actions schedule for March 2014.



That the Puketāpapa Local Board:

a)      receive the Resolutions Pending Action Schedule for March 2014.







Resolutions Pending Action Schedule, March 2014





Brenda  Railey - Democracy Advisor


Karen Lyons - Manager Local Board Services

Victoria Villaraza - Relationship Manager


Puketāpapa Local Board

27 March 2014



Resolutions Pending Action- Puketapapa Local Board


Note: Green items will be parked once they have appeared on the agenda as green for one month.


Date of resolution

Group reporting

Resolution / Description



30th May 2013, item 15 b)

Community Facilities

b)       Notes its concern that the renewals budget is out of sync with the condition of assets and the allocated budget does not reflect these conditions and requests a review of this budget to ensure that it responds to the needs of the community facilities appropriately.

Forwarded to officers on 6th June 2013.

This request has been noted by officers and is part of a broader exercise that the Council is undertaking to ensure we have accurate and right-sized budgets for the Long Term Plan (LTP). Recommend removal from Resolutions Pending schedule in April and issue revisited or reviewed in 2015 or 2016 once the LTP Plan is in effect.


25 July 2013

Item 15


b)       Resolves to give delegated authority to the Manager Local and Sports Parks – Central to issue a landowner approval for the construction of a controlled overflow pipeline within Keith Hay Park, subject to the following conditions:

1.    Watercare will undertake a localised inflow and infiltration inspection programme in the immediate wastewater catchment whereby any illegal connections will be identified and notices issued to private property owners to rectify any problems (Late 2013).

2.    Watercare will include live monitoring of the new emergency wastewater overflow so as to monitor overflow frequency and allow for a timely response and maintenance programme. After 12 months of continuous monitoring Watercare will reassess the discharge for further catchment assessments relative to other known wastewater overflows.

4.    Watercare will report back to the Board on a 6 month basis against Items 1 & 2.


To follow up with Watercare in Jan 2014 if not reported against.


Reminder email sent 22/1/2014

Awaiting response – will follow up.



29 Aug 2013

Item 14 c)

Parks, Sports & Recreation

c)        Supports the development of a comprehensive policy to guide decision making about discharge into the Oakley Creek (Te Auaunga) and requests that officers support this process and facilitate discussions between Puketapapa Local Board, Albert-Eden Local Board, Whau Local Board, Watercare, Friends of Oakley Creek, Iwi and other key stakeholders.

Waiting response from officers and will  update Board at meeting


29 Aug 2013

Item 29.2 v.


MOVED by Member MP Wood, seconded Member E Kumar:

That the Puketapapa Local Board:


b)         Notes its concern about the state of the ‘fern’ garden immediately fronting on to Dominion Rd from Winstone Park, noting that:

i.    Most of the ferns in this garden began dying soon after the garden was established, approximately three years ago, and that the garden is now almost exclusively dead.

ii.    The Board does not have direct responsibility for this area as it is part of Winstone Park, administered by Regional and Specialist Parks, as a Governing Body allocation.

iii.   Regardless of b(ii), members of the public see this prominent area as a Council asset, and regularly complain about the state of the garden, which is seen by many as an embarrassment at the entrance to our eponymous maunga.

iv.   The Board has consistently raised this issue over the past three years, repeatedly asking for it to be rectified and most recently received an assurance that a new planting would occur in the winter 2013 planning season.

v.   The Board requests confirmation from the Manager Regional and Specialist Parks that planting will, in fact, occur before the current planning season is complete.

Parks notified and site inspected.

To be dealt with next planting season.


25 Sep 2013 Item 13 e)

Planning Team

Restoration of former Mount Roskill Borough Council building at 560 Mt Albert Road, Three Kings


e)       Requests officers to include consultation on an appropriate name for the restored building at 560 Mount Albert Road as part of community engagement activities in Stage 2 of the development of the Three Kings Precinct Plan.




26 Sep 2013 Item 14 c)

Policy Planning

Concept Plan for Fearon Park and Harold Long Reserve, Mt Roskill


b)       Notes that staff will report back to the local board on:

·      The process and costs associated with updating the reserve management plans for Fearon Park and Harold Long Reserve

·      The implementation plan which outlines the scope, cost and timeframes to deliver the concept plan.


Officer to update Board at workshop in April.



26 Sep 2013 Item 17 b)


Three Kings Precinct Plan - Update and Scope of Stage Two


c)      request that officers develop a communications plan for updating the community on the progress of the Three Kings Precinct Plan, to be implemented by mid-December 2013. 




26 Sep 2013

Item 24 a)

Community Development & Safety

Access to Swimming Beaches for People with Disabilities

a)   agrees to commission access audits of Goodall Street Reserve, Hillsborough Bay (Taylor’s Bay) and Waikowhai Park (at the beach end of Waikowhai Road also known as Faulkner Bay), at an approximate cost of $2,000.

Following up with officers. An update will be given at the Board meeting on 27th March


12 Dec 13

Item 13 ©


Puketapapa Local Board community Funding: Round Two 2013-14



c)       agree to review the Puketapapa Local Board funding criteria for the 2014/2015 funding year.

This resolution will be actioned at the start of FY14/15


12 Dec 13

Item 16 c)


Auckland Transport Monthly Update – Dec 13



c)       authorise Auckland Transport to prepare a rough order of cost for the installation of flashing warning signs outside Waikowhai School to be considered for funding through the Local Board’s Transport Capital Fund.

Reported on in February Update by AT- school not in AT’s programme delivery this year.


12 Dec 13

Item 24 d), e), f), g), h)


Three Kings Precinct Plan: Stage Two




d)       Asks officers for a more comprehensive analysis of, and response to, key ideas developed in the submissions process so that we can ensure that community feedback shapes the next phase of the Plan.

e)       Asks officers to liaise with key infrastructure providers (including Ministry of Education) to develop a clear understanding of the required infrastructure for development at the levels indicated in the Precinct Plan, and publicly by Fletchers (the developer of the quarry site), and to report back to the Board about these requirements.

f)       Asks officers for further information and advice about the appropriate position for the Local Board to adopt in relation to its Unitary Plan input, noting that options range from retention of the current Special Purpose Quarry zoning through to a range of residential, business, and open space zones.

g)       Requires that officers review and amend the Project Plan for Stage 2 to allow for further community consultation in February 2014. The Board notes its intention to develop a robust and participative process for directly involving community in further developing the Plan at this point.

h)       Asks officers to request all developers (including Fletchers, Antipodean, and Housing NZ) in the Precinct Planning Area to present their development plans at the community consultation in February





Analysis being done.




MoE being consulted. 







UP submission completed




Community consultation taken place 15 /2







Done as much as possible.


Completed. Recommend removal from the Resolutions pending schedule


12 Dec 13

Item 21.1 a), b)

Governing Body

a)     requests clarification from the Auckland Council Governing Body on information it relied on to inform the Council submission on deep sea oil well drilling projects in the vicinity of the Auckland region referred to in resolution GB2013/138 dated 14/11/13, and more specifically information on:

·      areas likely to be exposed to oil in the event of significant spills

·      the location of emergency response units, their capacity and the speed with which they could respond to a significant spill and

·      the requirements for insurance cover that deep sea oil drillers operating in New Zealand waters must meet.

b)   In relation to the Council’s submission to the NZ Block Offer 2014, the Board asks to be informed as to the Government’s response to:

·      the request for action to ensure that the risks of oil spills and other discharges are minimised and

·      the proposed Unitary Plan provision 5.1.5 Policy 3 requiring application for mineral extraction to identify the significance of adverse effects and the extent to which they can be avoided, remedied or mitigated.

Submission on draft regulations for exploratory oil and gas drilling under the EEZ Act report by Kath Coombes report and Governing Body Resolution number GB/2014/5 from 30 January 2014 meeting forwarded to D Holm 13/2/14


12 Dec 13

Item 21.2 c)


Wairaki Stream concrete spill



c)        seek a dialogue with the relevant Council department to ensure timely and open communication between officers and the Local Board where a pollution incident occurs in a Local Board park..

Officer following up.


27 Feb 14

Item  14 b)


Three Kings Precinct Plan Support in Principle for Land Exchange


b)       Following the completion of the Three Kings Precinct Plan work already underway, staff to investigate the merit of an exchange of portions of council owned or managed land, identified as Areas C, D, G and F in Attachment A and taking into account the whole range of landowners in the Three Kings area.

To be undertaken after completion of Precinct Plan


27 Feb 14

Item 15


Auckland Transport Monthly Update Report – February 2014:



c)       confirms its resolution of December 2013 for a rough order of costs to be prepared for the installation of flashing warning lights at Waikowhai School, taking into account that the position of the signs could possibly need adjustment when the Mt Roskill Safe Routes Scheme is delivered.

d)      request Auckland Transport to provide officer support to the Puketāpapa Transport Forum session on the Local Board Plan in March 2014.



27 Feb 14

Item 16 b)

Community Development

Puketāpapa Youth Action Plan budget allocation


b)         Requests a further report from officers to the 27th March meeting of the local board expanding on the other initiatives proposed, in particular providing information on:

i.        Assessment of existing youth programmes and initiatives for which further funding is sought

ii.       Avoiding duplication with other providers and partners

iii.      The decision-making structure for grants

iv.      The capacity of Auckland Council and associated partners to deliver these initiatives contiguously.


Officers have given an memo to the board indicating that they are unable to meet the March Agenda deadline for report submissions and will instead put a report on the April agenda.


27 Feb 14

Item 17 b)

Business Development & Improvement

Allocation of 2013/14 Oakley Creek Restoration Budget


b)       requests that any significant changes identified during project delivery be brought to the board for approval.



27 Feb 14

Item 22.1


Board Member Turnbull:


b)        Requests officers investigate and identify an appropriate funding mechanism for the ongoing provision of anti-graffiti murals in Puketāpapa to address problem graffiti locations, noting that the existing allocated funding from 2012-2013 financial year are nearly fully implemented, and no allocation has been made for future years.



Puketāpapa Local Board

27 March 2014



Record of Puketāpapa Local Board Workshop Proceedings


File No.: CP2014/04636





1.       The purpose of this report is to provide a summary of Puketāpapa Local Board workshop proceedings.

Executive Summary

2.       The attached summary of workshop proceedings provides a record of Puketāpapa Local Board workshops held in February 2014.

These sessions are held to give an informal opportunity for board members and officers to discuss issues and projects and note that no binding decisions are made or voted on at workshop sessions.



That the Puketāpapa Local Board:

a)      Receive this report.








Summary of Workshop Proceedings for February 2014





Brenda  Railey - Democracy Advisor


Karen Lyons - Manager Local Board Services

Victoria Villaraza - Relationship Manager


Puketāpapa Local Board

27 March 2014





Puketāpapa Local Board Workshop Proceedings



Record of the proceedings from the Puketāpapa Local Board workshop held at the Boardroom, Fickling Centre, 546 Mt Albert Road, Three Kings, on Wednesday 5 February 2014 at 10.00am.




Chairperson:                           Julie Fairey

Deputy Chairperson               Harry Doig

Members                                David Holm

                                               Ella Kumar

                                               Nigel Turnbull

Officers:                                 Shirley Atatagi-Coutts, Jill Pierce and Brenda Railey

Apologies:                               Victoria Villaraza and Michael Wood



Unitary Plan


David Wren will lead the discussion on the feedback to the Unitary Plan on Three Kings and any other topics


Consultant present::

David Wren



Fees and Charges for bookable facilities (2nd workshop)


To input into model development and set fees and charges as part of the 2014/2015 budget workshops.


Officer present:

Valerie Proud, Terrence Griffiths and Peter Matvos



Local Board Plan


To update the Board on LBP engagement activities


Officer present:

Amy Donovan



Puketāpapa Local Board Workshop Proceedings



Record of the proceedings from the Puketāpapa Local Board workshop held at the Boardroom, Fickling Centre, 546 Mt Albert Road, Three Kings, on Wednesday 12 February 2014 at 10.00am.




Chairperson:                           Julie Fairey

Deputy Chairperson               Harry Doig

Members                                David Holm

                                               Ella Kumar

                                               Michael Wood

Officers:                                 Victoria Villaraza, Shirley Atatagi-Coutts, Jill Pierce and Brenda Railey

Apologies:                               Nigell Turnbull



Board Member Session – Board Members only


General discussion time to enable the board members to update each other on portfolio developments, requests requiring whole-of-board overview or decision and any raised by the community.



Local Board Plan


Strategic discussions with subject matter experts - Economic Development, Youth & Social Enterprises


Officers present:

Roger Earp and Luke Thomas, Joel Umali, Janet Schofield, Alison Hall and Zane Taylor




Puketāpapa Local Board Workshop Proceedings



Record of the proceedings from the Puketāpapa Local Board workshop held at the Boardroom, Fickling Centre, 546 Mt Albert Road, Three Kings, on Wednesday 19 February 2014 at 10.00 am.




Chairperson:                 Julie Fairey

Deputy Chairperson     Harry Doig

Members                      David Holm

                                      Ella Kumar

                                      Nigel Turnbull

                                      Michael Wood

Officers:                        Victoria Villaraza, Shirley Atatagi-Coutts, Jill Pierce and Brenda Railey



Annual Parks Work Programme (Workshop 1)


Review list of asset renewals and current CAPEX projects and capture any new Board priorities. 

Marcel Morgan (Ranger 2, Local and Sports Parks), the new part ranger introduced to the Board.


Officers present:

Jane Aicken, Annette Campion and Bruce Tupp



Playground Renewals


Confirmation regarding the high level design of the 4 playgrounds for Buckley, John Moore, Quona and West Reserves and awareness of timeframes for delivery.

General discussion of proposed playground plans.


Officers present:

Annette Campion. Philippa Bolland, Bruce Tupp and Jenny Wood



Quarterly Finance Report


Presentation of the  Puketapapa Performance Report from July to December 2013.



Officers present:

Sugenthy Thomson



SLIPs (Small Local Improvement )


To update the Board on progresss of SLIPs projects.

Outcomes: Seek further direction and/or decisions on projects.


Officers present:

Vandna Kirmani



Auckland Council CCOs, Current State, Council Perspective: Discussion and Questions for Local Boards


Board discussion and question session


Officer present:

Victoria Villaraza



Puketāpapa Local Board

27 March 2014



Board Member Reports March 2014


File No.: CP2014/04637





1.       The purpose of this report is to inform the Puketapapa Local Board on Board Members portfolio activities.

Executive Summary

2.       Attaching the Board Member reports for the month of March 2014, providing the Puketapapa Local Board members a chance to update each other on their portfolio work.




That the Puketapapa Local Board:

a)      receive the Board Member reports from H Doig, D Holm and M Wood for March 2014.








H Doig Report, 17 February to 16 March 2014



D Holm Report, February – March 2014



M Wood Report, 27 February 2014 – 27 March 2014





Brenda  Railey - Democracy Advisor


Karen Lyons - Manager Local Board Services

Victoria Villaraza - Relationship Manager


Puketāpapa Local Board

27 March 2014



Report Name:  Board member report – Harry Doig

17 Feb – 16 March 2014



Board workshops, meetings, and briefings attended:

17 Feb       AC Property Roskill Council bldg.

19 Feb       Puketapapa Local Board workshop

19 Feb       Events portfolio meeting

20 Feb       Combined Albert-Eden/Waitemata/Puketapapa briefing on resource recovery

26 Feb       LTP Scene setting workshop (part)

27 Feb       Oakley Ck and Environment planning

27 Feb       Puketapapa Local Board Business meeting

28 Feb       Three Kings Precinct with AC planning staff

28 Feb       Meeting with Mental Health Foundation of NZ- 5 ways to wellbeing

1 Mar         Turner and Freelands playground consultation

3 Mar         Fees and Charges meeting

4 Mar         Meeting with AC community development facilitator

4 Mar         Three Kings Precinct meeting with community representatives

4 Mar         Three Kings Precinct Stakeholders meeting

5 Mar         Puketapapa Local Board workshop

5 Mar         Puketapapa local citizenship ceremony x 2

6 Mar         Wesley/ RYZ Programming discussion

10 Mar       Meeting between CE and Puketapapa Local Board

11 Mar       Housing NZ - Precinct plan for Stoddard Rd/ Wesley in Unitary Plan

12 Mar       Puketapapa Local Board workshop

12 Mar       Auckland Council Investments presentation by Gary Swift ( Albert-Eden, Puketapapa, Waitemata)

13 Mar       Environment portfolio briefing on Oakley Creek pollution blitz

13 Mar       Puketapapa Local identity, empowered communities and well-being Forum - Local Board Plan workshop

14 Mar       Three Kings Precinct with AC planning staff

14 March  Air quality bylaw - Local Board discussion


Other meetings/activities:

Community Development portfolio

24 Feb             Roskill Together – planning meeting for workshop

6 March                       Roskill Together monthly meeting

8 March                       Roskill Together workshop

13 March         Roskill Community Network meeting


Environment and Sustainability






Three Kings Planning Issues        

18 Feb                        Fletcher consultants re Saturday workshop

24 Feb                        Winstone Aggregates Site Liaison Group  meeting

6 March          Three Kings Quarry Monitoring Data briefing by Winstone Aggregates


Any other issues:               





a)         That the report be received.

b)      That the Board support in principle the proposed Air Quality Bylaw subject to a comprehensive education programme.




Harry Doig


Puketāpapa Local Board

27 March 2014



Board Member Report – David Holm

February – March 2014


Board Workshops and Meetings Attended

19 February Attended Board Workshop Sessions

21 February Attended Agenda Run through

27 February  Attended Board Business Meeting

  5 March        Attended Board Workshop Sessions      

12 March       Attended Board Workshop Sessions


Transport Portfolio

18 February  Attended Dominion Road Upgrade Meeting

19 February  Attended Western Ring Route Liaison Meeting

24 February  Transport Catch up including Corridor Management Plans

28 February  Meeting business affected by Mt. Albert Road Pedestrian Crossing Proposals

10 March       Meeting resident re May Road – Mt.Albert Road intersection.


Finance Portfolio

21 February  Catch up with Sugenthy Thomson         


Other Matters

24 February  Attended Manukau Harbour Forum

28 February Attended Long-term Plan Scene Setting Day

28 February Attended Auckland Conversations New Economic Foundation

  5 March        Attended Citizenship Ceremony Fickling Centre

  6 March        Attended ATEED Forum for Central Local Boards

  7 March       Attended Waste Services Resource Recovery Field Trip to Redvale Landfill, Waitakere Resource Recovery Centre and Waitakere Waste Wise School.

  8 March        Attended opening Lynfield Walkway.

10 March       Attended visit to Puketapapa by Chief Executive Stephen Town

11 March       Meeting with Auckland University Engineering staff about burying high voltage transmission lines.

11 March        Attended Road show on Local Board Plan at Countdown Lynfield

12 March       Attended Environment Forum on Local Board Plan

13 March       Attended Roskill Community Network Meeting including Local Board Plan feedback.

Puketāpapa Local Board

27 March 2014



Report NameBoard member report – Michael Wood

27 February 2014 – 27 March 2014



Portfolio:  Parks, Open Spaces, and Heritage

Significant points from monthly Board workshops and briefings

Participated in Board workshops (5 March, 12 March, 19 March)


Attended Board business meeting (27 February)


Attended Local Board Funding Political Working Party on 20 March


Attended monthly catch up with Board Chair – 28 February

Portfolio activities

Portfolio areas:

Parks & Open Spaces:


Attended meeting with representatives of Akarana Golf Club about issues relating to Keith Hay Park – 28 February


Supported the organisation of, and attended community open day at Turner Reserve to consult about the Turner/Freeland Concept Plan – 1 March


Met with local resident to discuss cycling safety issues in Keith Hay Park – 3 March


Met with Council officers to discuss Oakley Creek naturalization opportunities – 3 March


Worked to organize and promote the opening of the Lynfield Reserve shared pathway, which successfully happened on 8 March


Led the Local Board Plan stakeholder meeting about Parks and Open Space issues – 12 March


Liaised with community members on Aldersgate Road to assist in addressing anti-social behavior in and around the local reserve.


Worked with Council officers to plan and promote Waikowhai Coast Festival events on 29 March and 5 April


Attended regular monthly Parks meeting on 14 March with Council officers. Main topics for discussion were:

·    Keith Hay Park upgrade and management issues

·    Hillsborough Cemetery maintenance and planning issues

·    Turner and Freeland Concept Plan

·    Manukau Foreshore wayfinding project

Met with Council officers to discuss landowner consent processes – 14 March

Ongoing discussion with Council officers about co-ordinating the timing of the Keith Hay Park works with the Tri-Star gymnasium project

Attended Molley Green Neighbours Day event and supported Board stall – 22 March

Attended site meeting to discuss Monte Cecila Park signage issues – 27 March

Attended meeting to discuss Hillsborough Cemetery issues – 27 March

Attended meeting to finalise Parks asset renewals and capital programme for 2014/15 financial year – 27 March

Ongoing work with officers on confirmation and delivery of new playgrounds at West Park, Quona Reserve, John Moore Reserve, and Buckley Reserve.



Met with Council officers about significant local heritage property – 28 February


Met with Council officers to discuss heritage aspects of the Mt Roskill ANZAC service – 13 March

Liaised with Council officers about placement of local heritage interpretive signage.


Planning and delivery of Puketapapa Heritage Forum which took place on 25 March


Ongoing work to support Mt Roskill War Memorial upgrade project.

Any other issues

Supported the Local Board Plan consultation stall at Wesley Markets – 7 March

Attended part of Board lunch and community tour with Auckland Council CEO Stephen Town – 10 March

Attended Board briefing and discussion about Mt Albert Rd safe crossing points – 26 March

Attended Board briefing and discussion about developing a low carbon economy for Auckland – 26 March




1)   That the Puketapapa Local Board allocate $5000 of Local Improvement funding (opex) for a programme of planting in local parks and reserves as per the attached funding proposal.



M Wood


Small Local Improvement Project (SLIPs) proposal form


Local board



Requested budget

$  6,000 Opex


Proposed by

 Michael Wood


Contact details (phone and email)



Date of application

 14 March 2014


Project name

 Parks and Reserves Planting


Project location (Physical address)


Key identified sites within: Wattle Bay wetland, Margaret Griffen Reserve, Frederick Street Reserve, Molley Green Reserve, Freeland Reserve, Hillsborough Cemetery, Lynfield Reserve


Land ownership (if known)

Auckland Council

District Zoning (if known)



Are there any known groups we should consult with about this project?

If so who are they?


Friends of Foreshore

Friends of Oakley Creek

Residents supporting Turner & Freeland Concept Plan

Foreshore Volunteer group



Are you applying for a Grant?





What are your main reasons for suggesting this project?  Please list the issues/problems you are trying to resolve by suggesting this project.


Both the current and developing Local Board Plans place a focus on improving our parks and reserves, and involving the community in environmental initiatives.

A good way of achieving these outcomes is to involve local community members in planting programmes in local parks and reserves. Community planting days give people ownership of their local parks, develop skills and confidence, improve local ecology, and bring community together. The Board has run a number of community planting days in recent years and all have successfully achieved these objectives.

A number of the sites concerned are areas in which weeds and inappropriate exotic species have developed and it is necessary to establish a good number of native plantings in order to enhance local ecology.

What background or historical information should we be aware of relating to this project?


 The Board has successfully run or supported community planting days at the following parks and reserves in recent years: Molley Green Reserve, Keith Hay Park, Turner Reserve, Freeland Reserve, Stranolar Reserve, Margaret Griffen Reserve, and Arthur Faulkner Reserve.

The proposed sites are all subject to broader plans to improve the environment and amenity of the area. Wattle Bay wetland has had exotic wattles removed and now requires replacement native planting, Margaret Griffen Reserve has had a major wetland developed and requires replacement planting on the eastern side, Frederick St Reserve has had a large bamboo stand removed and requires native planting in its place, Kahikatea trees have died in Molley Green Reserve and need replacing and there is an opportunity to supplement this with fruit tree planting, Freeland Reserve is subject to a community-led concept plan that envisages native planting in the Oakley Creek tributary, Hillsborough Cemetery has been badly neglected and efforts are underway to eradicate weeds with replacement planting needed, and the Board has recently invested in a new track and weed control at Lynfield reserve which also needs supplementing with native planting.

Please provide a detailed description of the proposed works.


 Working with the Park Ranger the attached sites would be prioritised and a planting plan developed for each site. Community members would then be involved in the plant out during the forthcoming planting season in May/June 2014.

Are you aware of time critical factors for the delivery of this project? What are they?


Needs to happen within the planting season – May/June 2014.

Do you have supporting maps/photos?  If yes, please submit them with this form.


Are consents required for this project?  If so, please specify which ones.



Any other information






Puketāpapa Local Board

27 March 2014



Chairperson's Report March 2014


File No.: CP2014/04638





1.       The purpose of this report is to inform the Puketāpapa Local Board on the Chairperson’s portfolio activities.




That the Puketapapa Local Board:

a)      receive the Chair’s Report for March 2014.







Chair's Report, 18 February-4th March 2014





Brenda  Railey - Democracy Advisor


Karen Lyons - Manager Local Board Services

Victoria Villaraza - Relationship Manager


Puketāpapa Local Board

27 March 2014





Puketāpapa Local Board

27 March 2014











Item 11.1    Attachment a    Notice of Motion                                            Page 119

Puketāpapa Local Board

27 March 2014




Notice of Motion



In accordance with Standing Orders 3.11.1, please place the following Notice of Motion on the agenda for the Puketāpapa Local Board meeting being held on Thursday 27 March 2014.


That the Puketapapa Local Board:

1.   Write to the Minister for the Environment , Hon. Amy Adams, asking her why on 27 February, in classifying activities involved in exploratory drilling for oil and gas as non-notified discretionary under new EEZ Act regulations, she disregarded the submission from the governing body of Auckland Council in support of notification.

2.   That the Minister also be asked why in support of her decision she has suggested that exploratory drilling is less hazardous than production drilling despite the fact that the disastrous Deep Water Horizon spill was from an exploratory well. We do not consider that the duration of drilling should be seen as a major factor in determining how hazardous a project is.

3.   That the Board seeks assurances from the Minister that the process for approving exploratory well drilling will require explorers to put in place facilities adequate for rapid and effective responses to spills as close as possible to the drill sites and requires drillers to take out insurance cover for their operations which is much more likely to minimise payouts by taxpayers and ratepayers to mitigate harm done than occurred with the Rena disaster.


Last year, the Board approved approaches to the Governing Body about concerns over deep sea drilling for oil and gas off the West coast of the North Island which has the potential to result in oil spills which would pollute the Manukau Harbour.

The Governing Body was in the process of preparing a detailed submission on the new regulations for exploratory drilling which closed on 30 January 2014. The submission approved by the Governing Body met the Board’s concerns and asked that proposals for exploratory drilling be required to be notified to enable affected communities to be consulted before consent for drilling is granted.

The Minister’s decision of 27 February went against the Governing Body’s and other submissions by making applications for deep sea exploratory wells non-notified with the Environmental Protection Authority to make the decision.

The Minister’s decision and reasons for it are set out in her 27 February Press Statement available on http://www.beehive.govt.nz/release/new-regulations-exploratory-drilling



David Holm