I hereby give notice that an ordinary meeting of the Auckland Development Committee will be held on:




Meeting Room:



Thursday, 13 November 2014


Reception Lounge
Auckland Town Hall
301-305 Queen Street


Auckland Development Committee









Deputy Mayor, Penny Hulse


Deputy Chairperson

Cr Chris Darby



Cr Anae Arthur Anae

Cr Calum Penrose


Cr Cameron Brewer

Cr Dick Quax


Mayor Len Brown, JP

Member Josie Smith


Cr Dr Cathy Casey

Cr Sharon Stewart, QSM


Cr Bill Cashmore

Cr Sir John Walker, KNZM, CBE


Cr Ross Clow

Cr Wayne Walker


Cr Linda Cooper, JP

Cr John Watson


Cr Alf Filipaina

Cr Penny Webster


Cr Hon Christine Fletcher, QSO

Cr George Wood, CNZM


Cr Denise Krum



Cr Mike Lee



Member Liane Ngamane



(Quorum 11 members)




Tam White

Democracy Advisor


6 November 2014


Contact Telephone: 09 307 7253

Email: tam.white@aucklandcouncil.govt.nz

Website: www.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz










This committee will lead the implementation of the Auckland Plan, including the integration of economic, social, environmental and cultural objectives for Auckland for the next 30 years.  It will guide the physical development and growth of Auckland through a focus on land use planning, housing and the appropriate provision of infrastructure and strategic projects associated with these activities.  Key responsibilities include:


·         Unitary Plan

·         Plan changes to operative plans

·         Designation of Special Housing Areas

·         Housing policy and projects including Papakainga housing

·         Spatial Plans including Area Plans

·         City centre development (incl reporting of CBD advisory board) and city transformation projects

·         Tamaki regeneration projects

·         Built Heritage

·         Urban design




(i)      All powers necessary to perform the committee’s responsibilities.


(a)     powers that the Governing Body cannot delegate or has retained to itself (see Governing Body responsibilities)

(b)     where the committee’s responsibility is explicitly limited to making a recommendation only

(ii)      Approval of a submission to an external body

(iii)     Powers belonging to another committee, where it is necessary to make a decision prior to the next meeting of that other committee.

(iv)    Power to establish subcommittees.




Auckland Development Committee

13 November 2014


ITEM   TABLE OF CONTENTS                                                                                        PAGE

1          Apologies                                                                                                                        5

2          Declaration of Interest                                                                                                   5

3          Confirmation of Minutes                                                                                               5

4          Petitions                                                                                                                          5  

5          Public Input                                                                                                                    5

5.1     Presentation from Motu’s Urban Design for the Avondale Regeneration Initiative                                                                                                                                 5

6          Local Board Input                                                                                                          5

7          Extraordinary Business                                                                                                6

8          Notices of Motion                                                                                                          6

9          Housing update

The Project Director Housing will provide an update by way of power point presentation on the Housing projects.


10        Exchange of Reserve Land Proposal - Three Kings Quarry and PA372                7

11        City Centre Integration update - for period 1 October to 31 October 2014          21

12        2014 Auckland Plan Annual Implementation Update                                              27  

13        Consideration of Extraordinary Items 



1          Apologies


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



2          Declaration of Interest


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



3          Confirmation of Minutes


That the Auckland Development Committee:

a)         confirm the ordinary minutes of its meeting, held on Thursday, 16 October 2014 and the extraordinary minutes of its meeting, held on Tuesday, 28 October 2014, including the confidential sections, as true and correct records.



4          Petitions


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



5          Public Input


Standing Order 3.21 provides for Public Input.  Applications to speak must be made to the Committee Secretary, in writing, no later than two (2) working days prior to the meeting and must include the subject matter.  The meeting Chairperson has the discretion to decline any application that does not meet the requirements of Standing Orders.  A maximum of thirty (30) minutes is allocated to the period for public input with five (5) minutes speaking time for each speaker.


5.1       Presentation from Motu’s Urban Design for the Avondale Regeneration Initiative


1.       Representatives from the Motu Design Group wish to present their design for the Avondale Regeneration Initiative into a more formal urban development proposal incorporating the Avondale Community Action Group’s (ACAG) concerns. The ACAG presented their projects at the October 2014 Auckland Development Committee meeting.


That the Auckland Development Committee:

a)      thank representatives of the Motu Design Group for their presentation.



6          Local Board Input


Standing Order 3.22 provides for Local Board Input.  The Chairperson (or nominee of that Chairperson) is entitled to speak for up to five (5) minutes during this time.  The Chairperson of the Local Board (or nominee of that Chairperson) shall wherever practical, give two (2) days notice of their wish to speak.  The meeting Chairperson has the discretion to decline any application that does not meet the requirements of Standing Orders.


This right is in addition to the right under Standing Order 3.9.14 to speak to matters on the agenda.


At the close of the agenda no requests for local board input had been received.



7          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.”



8          Notices of Motion


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


Auckland Development Committee

13 November 2014


Exchange of Reserve Land Proposal - Three Kings Quarry and PA372


File No.: CP2014/25115



1.       To inform the Committee of a proposed land exchange between Fletcher Residential Ltd (FRL), Auckland Council and the Crown to enable a comprehensive development of the Three Kings Quarry and the surrounding reserve land.

2.       The report outlines issues and process requirements and makes recommendations to progress actions that can enable a land exchange agreement to be finalised.

Executive summary

3.       At the Auckland Development Committee’s meeting of 11 September 2014 it was resolved to notify two private plan change requests submitted by FRL, PA372 and PA373.  These notifications took place on 13 October 2014.

4.       Both plan change requests would enable residential and mixed use developments to provide between 1,200 -1,500 dwellings for approximately 3,000 to 4,000 people, but PA372 would provide a less dense development.

5.       This report addresses the requirements of PA372 which seeks an exchange of reserve land between Crown, Council and FRL.

6.       Attachment 1 shows the current ownership of the parcels of land around the quarry.  Part of the reserve land is council owned, and part is Crown owned.  Auckland Council is the administrative body for the reserves and holds the crown land in trust for reserve purposes.

7.       Attachment 2 was prepared by FRL and shows the proposed exchange areas. Under the FRL proposal the blue parcels would transfer from Council or Crown to FRL, and the light green parcels would transfer from FRL to Crown or Council.  The dark green area adjacent to Te Tatua-a-Riukiuta (Big King) is not part of the exchange proposal and FRL is in discussions with iwi over the future ownership of this land.  New roading would be built by FRL and vest as ‘road’.

8.       The land to the south of the quarry (Area G, west of Grahame Breed Drive) has a 135 space car park, further ancillary parking, a City Park depot and yard (Area F), but otherwise the open space is overgrown and un-utilised, and parts are enclosed by very steep slopes. 

9.       A track provides a link to the western reserve which is used as a playing field for football and softball. The field is only accessible to the public by foot had has no facilities or improvements.  The level area is surrounded by steep banks and a concrete footpath and staircase lead north to Te Tātua-a-Riukiuta/ Big King.  The exchange proposes to provide two adjacent sand carpeted sports fields to replace the loss of the sports field on the western reserve.

10.     The land lies in an area subject to the provisions of the Ngā Mana Whenua o Tamaki Makaurau Collective Redress Act 2014, under which mana whenua have a right of first refusal (RFR) on the sale of surplus Crown owned land.

11.     Exchanges of Crown derived reserve land can be made under the Redress Act, and the Department of Conservation will be requested to confirm that this particular exchange proposal is within that exception, and that the requisite Crown-mana whenua discussions have occurred to reach comfort in relation to it. 

12.     S.15 (1) of the Reserves Act 1977 provides for the exchange of parts of a reserve for any other land to be held for the purposes of that reserve, subject to criteria around the improved benefit for the purpose of the reserve.

13.     The Three Kings Plan was adopted by the Puketāpapa Local Board in August 2014 and sets out five key moves to guide development in Three Kings.  FRL has been active participants in the consultation around the draft Plan, and advocate that the proposed development set out in PA372 will deliver those key moves. The Plan indicates the location of a civic heart or node, and the plaza area proposed in the PA372 is not in this location.

14.     The Local Board recommends that an ‘optimum’ council exchange proposal is developed in consultation with FRL, Antipodean Properties Ltd (owners of the Three Kings shopping centre) and Housing New Zealand, another significant land owner in the area.

15.     Before any agreement is finalised, from an open space perspective it is important that any proposal ensures that new sports field sizes, configuration and buffer areas provide for a multifunctional open space. This should be capable of providing for maximum playing hours, include lighting, car parking and not be adversely impacted by stormwater mitigation measures for the whole development. It will also be important to ensure that any proposal provides for an operational depot site, clear pedestrian access, agreement between what is public and what is private open space and a strong interface with the town centre around a civic heart or node.


That the Auckland Development Committee endorse that Auckland Council Property Limited (ACPL) and council staff:

a)      engage with the Puketāpapa Local Board on the Fletcher Residential Ltd land exchange proposal to achieve a land exchange agreement aligned to the Three Kings Plan;

b)      consult with Antipodean Properties Ltd and Housing New Zealand on the Fletcher Residential Ltd land exchange proposal;

c)      confirm with Department of Conservation, the Tūpuna Maunga o Tāmaki Makaurau Authority, the Tamaki Collective and iwi their positions on the land exchange proposal;

d)      negotiate with Fletcher Residential Ltd to finalise a land exchange agreement to meet Council’s objectives;

e)      report back to the Auckland Development Committee on a proposed land exchange agreement following negotiations with Fletcher Residential Ltd and the consultation in resolutions a) - c) above.


Proposed Plan Change PA372

16.     In February 2014, after consultation with council and other parties over the previous 12-18 months, FRL publicly released a master plan proposal for the redevelopment of the quarry.  The plan included adjoining Crown and council reserve land to enable better integration of the residential areas to the town centre, the improvement of active and passive open space and improvement in the connectivity of surrounding residential areas.  The release of the master plan coincided with submissions on the proposed Auckland Unitary Plan and the development of the draft Three Kings Precinct Plan.

17.     In August 2014 the Puketāpapa Local Board adopted the Three Kings Plan to guide development of the Three Kings area, and FRL Residential Ltd submitted two Plan Change requests (PA372 and PA373) that were notified on 13 October 2014.  Submissions close on 10 November 2014 after a period of 20 working days, and a further submission period will likely occur in early December 2014 for 10 working days.

18.     PA372 relies upon an exchange of parts of reserve land at 1011 Mount Eden Road and 23-25 Fyvie Avenue (Three Kings Reserve) that adjoin the quarry at 985 Mount Eden Road.

Ownership of Land

19.     There are areas of reserve land identified by PA372.  The reserve land adjacent to the southern boundary of the quarry totals 3.85ha and is derived from the Crown, but held in trust, and administered on its behalf, by Auckland Council. The other reserve land, adjacent to the western boundary, is partially derived from the Crown (1.58ha), with the balance being Auckland Council land (1.47ha).  Attachment 1 illustrates the current land ownership.

20.     The transfer history of Area D (refer Attachment 1) is unusual and although Crown is the underlying owner, council appears to have some claim to the land due to the unusual changes of ownership between the Crown and Mount Roskill Borough Council in the 1960s and 1970s.  It was vested in trust to Auckland City Council as recreation reserve in 1993. Confirmation of the ownership is required to calculate the amount of Crown and council land included in any proposed exchange and the ownership allocation in the new reserve land.

21.     Housing New Zealand (HNZ) is a significant owner of property to the west beyond the reserve area, and Antipodean Properties Ltd own the Three Kings retail centre. Antipodean has direct interest in the proposed land exchange and the interface of the retail area with the residential development proposed at 985 Mount Eden Road and the southern reserve area.  Housing New Zealand has a significant portfolio of properties to the west.

Ngā Mana Whenua o Tāmaki Makaurau Collective Redress Act 2014

22.     The Crown derived reserve land is subject to the provisions of this Act, under which mana whenua have a right of first refusal (RFR) on the sale of surplus Crown owned land.

23.     Under s.135 of the Act, Crown is able to dispose of RFR land in accordance with s.15 of the Reserves Act.  Council will seek confirmation from DoC that s.135 would apply to the disposal of any Crown land that forms part of any exchange agreement, and staff will engage with DoC to ensure that the requisite Crown-mana whenua discussions have occurred to reach comfort in relation to this RFR exception.

24.     Exchanged Crown land would cease to be RFR land after the exchange. Land received by Crown and gazetted as reserve would become RFR land.

Exchange of Land - s.15 Reserves Act 1977

25.     S.15 (1) of the Reserves Act 1977 provides for the exchange of parts of a reserve for any other land to be held for the purposes of that reserve.  The assessment criteria are based on suitability of purpose; the land to be acquired under s.15 shall be more suitable for the purpose for which the existing part of the reserve being disposed of is held at the time of the exchange.

26.     S.15 (2) of the Reserves Act provides that a notice of intention to request an exchange is not necessary where, ‘in order to enable the exchange to be made, a change has been made in an operative district scheme under the Town and Country Planning Act’.   Although a plan change has been submitted in this instance, council staff are of the view that full public consultation under a notice of intention should be undertaken in this case.

27.     New open space land acquired as part of the exchange is gazetted as reserve and is held subject to the same objects and purposes as the original land.

28.     In this particular case, the timing of any exchange would need to be staged to allow for completion of engineering and remediation works.

Proposed Land Exchange Areas

29.     Attachment 2 illustrates the areas of land that are proposed by FRL in PA372 for exchange.  The original exchange proposal in February 2014 included the park maintenance depot and a strip of land adjoining the northern boundary of the town centre.  It was also suggested that the stormwater infrastructure of swales and rain gardens on the northern and eastern side of the development should form part of the exchange as the system had some amenity value.

30.     Following discussions with ACPL, FRL has amended the proposal to exclude the swales and rain gardens, most of the depot area and the strip of land between Grahame Breed Drive and the town centre land.  It is noted that the further work remains to be done on the alignment of the roading that currently impacts severely on the operation of the depot.

31.     The western wall of the quarry in FRL ownership adjoins Te Tātua-a-Riukiuta (Big King).  Negotiations between FRL and iwi are underway over the possible transfer of this land to iwi interests and for the provision of a site for the development of a Whare Maanaki. This quarry wall area does not form part of the exchange proposal.

32.     There are three parcels of land in the southern area totaling 1.09ha that would be used for the development of apartment blocks up to eight storeys.  Substantial engineering works will need to be undertaken to trim the quarry face to create the building platforms in these locations. The retained reserve land between these buildings is proposed to be remediated to provide stairs and ramps to connect the ground floor of the apartments at RL60 to Grahame Breed Drive at RL75.  The balance of the ground at RL60 will be remediated as part of the sand carpeted playing fields and roading.

33.     There are two parcels of land on the western reserve totaling 1.35ha are proposed to be developed as walk-up apartments.  The land between the blocks is proposed to be landscaped to provide passive open space and connection through to Smallfield Avenue and down to the playing fields.  It is proposed that a large area will be used for separated roading and a graded access to Big King Reserve will be formed.

34.     Open space assessments are currently being undertaken. Key issues relate to pedestrian access and connectivity, the loss of existing and provision of new car parking, the configuration of the proposed open space (especially on slopes and behind buildings), the detail of the landscaping, the size and operation of the playing fields and buffers around the pitches, the location of the civic heart or node, and the design of the road in the area of the depot which impacts on the usability of the depot’s yard.

Open Space - Suitability for Purpose

35.     The proposed land exchange provides an opportunity to provide a high quality, multi-functional central park, and the opportunity to improve open space connections between the town centre, the Te Tātua-a-Riukiuta (Big King) and the new development.

36.     The existing open space (western sports field and the southern area) are currently under-developed. If retained as open space, improved open space outcomes could be achieved but only at a significant cost. Under the land exchange proposal, the exchange should deliver at least as good as (if not better) open space but at no cost to council and the outcomes may be aligned more closely with the Three Kings Plan.  Specifications around the level of remediation of the retained reserve land will form part of a framework agreement.

37.     The rain garden and swales network and the flood storage pond in to the west of the sports fields will provide additional open space amenity in the development.  These elements may be vested in council as a stormwater asset.

38.     With regard to open space configuration, pedestrian accesses have been proposed from Grahame Breed Drive, Smallfield Avenue and between the western reserve and Te Tātua-a-Riukiuta.  With the current level of design provided, staff are unable to fully assess the functionality or nature of the experience of the proposed open space areas, particularly in relation to pedestrian access and circulation in the vicinity of the dual road layout near the western area. It is also unclear what proportion of the passive open space proposed should be owned or managed by the development’s management structure.  Design specifications and performance requirements will form part of any framework agreement.

39.     The car park adjacent to Grahame Breed Drive occupies the area identified in the Three Kings Plan as a node or civic heart.  The development master plan seeks to use this land for apartment development, connection to the playing fields and the lower level development, and for the principal access road.  Car parks are proposed around the playing fields.  The town centre is well provided with parking and the impact of the car park in the exchange is unlikely to create significant parking issues, though this needs to be evaluated further.

Sports fields - Suitability for Purpose

40.     Under the exchange proposal, the existing soil sports field on the western reserve would be reduced in size and converted to landscaped passive open space providing connections down to the new sports fields.

41.     Two side-by-side sports fields (sand carpet) are proposed in the development that would also provide an opportunity for summer (cricket) and winter (football) sport.  Passive open space adjoins the sports fields.

42.     The size of the two sports fields proposed are 60m X 100m with a 3m buffer around each (standard to optimum field sizes for football range from 65m X100m and 70m X110m with 3m buffers). The combined area would provide a cricket oval in summer.  The field configuration is close to the proposed footpath in places, with contiguous passive open space to the east, and passive open space to the west but is separated by a road.  Provision of an open space buffer around the playing fields (20 metres plus is a normal design guideline) would help to provide a more multifunctional park that allows for both passive and active recreation and allows flexibility of use over time.

43.     FRL’s proposal does not include the installation of lights on the proposed fields, and the provision of toilet and changing facilities is to be confirmed. This means that the fields would not cater for the high demand for winter training between 4 and 9.30pm on week nights unless installed. This is a major disadvantage to council’s efforts to meet the demand for training facilities in this part of the isthmus. Approximately two thirds of all winter use is training, most of which requires lights and the benefit of changing facilities. Lighting could be installed on either or both fields and current light design means that glare and spillage will not be a problem for neighbours, but other reverse sensitivity issues would need to be addressed.  A location for changing and toilet facilities is identified south-west of the fields.

44.     A full acoustic assessment is required to determine whether or not play would be limited by acoustic constraints under the Operative Auckland Council District Plan – Isthmus Section. Given the close proximity of the proposed apartments, it is important to determine that noise restrictions may impact on the usability of the fields.

45.     The sports fields are proposed to have a dual function as a storm water detention area for over 1 in 10 year flood events.  This is a relatively high standard and the anticipated storage depths and soakage rates of the current design are set out below.  Generally speaking, grass would be at risk if it is submerged for more than 5 or 6 days.


Rain event

Water depth (cm)

Soak away time (hours)

1 in 10 year


Drains away during event

1 in 50 year


2.2 hours after conclusion of event

1 in 100 year


14.4 hours after the conclusion of event

47.     The Stormwater Unit is reviewing the designs presented by FRL and will advise fully on the likely frequency of inundation and rates of soakage.

48.     Parking (100+ spaces) is provided around the sports field perimeter and access to the parking around the town centre would also be possible, but less convenient due the significant height differences, by the connecting staircases. It will also be important to determine that the proposal provides sufficient car parking for sports field use in particular.

49.     In its current configuration, staffs believe that the proposed central park may not fully realise the opportunity to provide maximum playing hours and a multifunctional experience compared to an open green field site unrestrained by adjacent land holdings.

Equality of Exchange

50.     Under the Public Finance Act, fiscal equality of exchange is required as a minimum, either by receiving land of higher value for that exchanged, or by receiving a cash payment or an agreement to undertake capital works by the other party to address any inequality between the parcels of reserve land exchanged.

51.     Apart from the benefit of facilitating a comprehensive, high quality, residential development that provides a solution to the future use of the quarry area, and an impetus to revitalise the Three Kings town centre, the value to council in this proposed exchange lies in the quality of the land being transferred to FRL prior to any remediation works, compared to the area, quality and amenity of the land being transferred to into crown/council ownership.  The value to FRL is the ability to release a financial return from high density residential development and the benefits of being able to present an improved offering to the market.

52.     The cost of remediating the current reserve land is significant. 1.78ha of land is proposed to transfer to FRL, and the quarry wall and quarry floor land will require significant works to prepare for development.  FRL propose to transfer 2.21ha of quarry land that will be filled and finished to agreed standards and specifications for active recreational, casual recreational and open space purposes.  There are stormwater uses designed into these areas. 

53.     As part of those works, FRL would remediate other areas totalling approximately 1.3ha of land not subject to the exchange, which will be developed to provide high quality open space, connection areas and form the balance of the two sand carpeted sports fields.  FRL would also undertake the development of almost 2ha of roading, walkways and cycle ways on the retained land.

Existing Reserve land - Options for Stand Alone Remediation

54.     The southern and western reserves total 6.9ha and include the western playing field, a car park, the City Parks depot, and undeveloped open space areas (some formerly quarried) which is overgrown and un-utilised. 

55.     The topography is challenging.  Approximately 50% of the western reserve is flat and level, with the balance being steep banks. A concrete footpath and staircase link the area with Te Tātua-a-Riukiuta (Big King). The soil sports field provides casual year round amenity for football and softball, but is only accessible to the public by foot. Maintenance access for vehicles is provided from Grahame Breed Drive.  There are no facilities, lighting, toilets or other improvements to this field, but an upgrade to an artificial field is currently budgeted for 2021.

56.     The reserve land is held for recreation purpose and local purpose (depot).  On assessing the stand-alone opportunity, this land is unlikely to be a candidate for a reserve revocation.  It would be most likely that council would seek to upgrade the western reserve and remediate the lower area adjacent to the quarry for casual recreation or another sports field. 

57.     A report was commissioned by Puketāpapa Local Board from Riley Consultants to look at the feasibility of providing two playing fields on the existing reserve at different finished levels.  Seven options were assessed and a side by side configuration of the fields was not possible. The options ranged in cost from $1.7m to over $10m.  These costs excluded roading, parking, toilets, changing facilities, sand carpeting ($250,000/pitch) and passive recreational space improvements.  From this analysis it is clear that council would need to source substantial funding to develop the southern and western areas for those uses, and the outcomes would not assist in providing high density residential development close the town centre.

Next Steps

58.     The recommended next steps are:

a)      Engage as directed by the resolution proposed in this report.

b)      Obtain confirmation from Department of Conservation that s.135 of the Ngā Mana Whenua o Tāmaki Makaurau Collective Redress Act 2014 Act applies to this proposed  exchange, and that the requisite Crown-mana whenua discussions have occurred to reach comfort in this regard.

c)      Negotiate with FRL to develop a land exchange agreement suitable for recommendation to the Crown and Council.

d)      Report back to Auckland Development Committee on an agreed land exchange agreement.

If the Committee resolves to issue a notice of intention to exchange land under s.15 of the Reserves Act 1977, then the following steps will apply:

a.       Consult with Department of Conservation, iwi and adjoining owners on the proposal.

b.       Prepare information for public submission period.

c.       Publish Notice of Intention to request an exchange under s.15 of the Reserves Act.

d.       Public consultation - one month period.

e.       Collate submissions and seek to address objections raised.

f.       Address objections via a hearings process.

g.       Subject to the submissions and objections, confirm the exchange agreement with FRL.

h.       On agreement, report back to the Auckland Development Committee to seek a resolution to request an exchange of reserve land under s.15 of the Reserves Act 1977.

i.        Process review and implementation of the exchange is then undertaken by Council and Department of Conservation.


Local board views and implications

59.     On 27 February the Puketāpapa Local Board passed the following resolution

60.     Resolution number PKTPP/2014/21:That the Puketāpapa Local Board provides in principle support for:

a)      Land exchange as one method to improve the quality and location of usable open space within the Three Kings Precinct Plan Area.

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.

61.     The Board has held two recent workshops with council officers and ACPL on the exchange proposal.  The workshops discussed council officers views on the exchange plan in the context of the Three Kings Plan, and the legal aspects of the exchange process. 

62.     At the meeting of 30 October 2014, the Board considered a recommendation to continue negotiations with FRL to reach an exchange agreement. After discussion The Board resolved to:

a)      endorse further internal work by Council to determine the land exchange opportunities that will deliver the optimum configuration of land to meet the outcomes and actions set out in Council’s Three Kings Plan.

b)      once the work in a) has been completed and agreed, to enter into discussions with landowners in the Three Kings Plan area (including FRL Residential, Antipodean and Housing New Zealand) to explore land exchange opportunities to meet Council’s objectives.

c)      require regular updates and consultation from officers about the work identified in a) and b).

Māori impact statement

63.     Mana Whenua who have interests in the Puketapapa area are Te Rūnanga o Ngāti Whātua, Ngāti Whātua, Ngāti Whatua o Kaipara, Ngāti Whātua Orākei, Te Kawerau ā Maki, Ngāti Tai ki Tāmaki, Ngāti Tamaoho, Te Akitai Waiohua, Ngāti Te Ata, , Ngāti Whanaunga, Ngāti Maru and Ngāti Tamaterā.

64.     Te Tātua-a-Riukiuta / Big King Reserve has transferred to Mana Whenua (the Tūpuna Taonga o Tāmaki Makaurau Trust), to be administered by the Tūpuna Maunga o Tāmaki Makaurau Authority under the Ngā Mana Whenua o Tāmaki Makaurau Collective Redress Act 2014. Hapū / Iwi will have a strong interest in any proposals that have an impact on Big King Reserve, Te Tātua-a-Riukiuta and Crown land and other open space in the immediate vicinity.

65.     The Ngā Mana Whenua o Tāmaki Makaurau Collective Redress Act provides for a mana whenua Right of First Refusal in relation to the disposal of surplus Crown land; s135 of the Act states that Crown ‘may’ dispose of RFR land in accordance with s.15 of the Reserve Act.  Council staff will engage with DoC to ensure that the requisite Crown-mana whenua discussions have occurred to reach comfort in relation to the s135 RFR exception.

66.     FRL have held a number of hui with iwi and are in discussions with representatives of the Tamaki Collective around the land exchange and the master plan for the development with a view to seeking agreement of iwi related interests and the land adjoining Te Tātua-a-Riukiuta that is in FRL ownership,

67.     ACPL intends to commence its own consultation with mana whenua during the first week of November 2014.  It is understood that a number of iwi will be making submissions on PA372 and PA373 during the submission period that closes on 10 November 2014.


68.     Implementation of any development would follow the plan change and reserve revocation and land exchange processes. Any development would also need specific statutory planning approval.








Land Ownership around Three Kings Quarry



Reserve Exchange Plan - Aerial Overlay





Nigel Hewitson – Team Leader Disposals – Auckland Council Property Ltd  


Clive Fuhr - Acquisitions & Disposals Manager – Auckland Council Property Ltd

Roger Blakeley - Chief Planning Officer


Auckland Development Committee

13 November 2014


Auckland Development Committee

13 November 2014


Auckland Development Committee

13 November 2014


City Centre Integration update - for period 1 October to 31 October 2014


File No.: CP2014/26115



1.       To update the Committee on City Centre Integration progress between 1 to 31 October 2014.

Executive summary

2.       LTP Budget Review

a.       The City Centre proposal was further presented to the Budget Committee workshop on the 24th October 2014.

b.       Resolution of the terms and conditions for the renewed City Centre Targeted Rate is required to inform the LTP funding options for City Centre initiatives.  CCI is assisting the Mayor’s office and Auckland City Centre Advisory Board to draft terms of a renewed Targeted Rate.

c.       All projects and initiatives in the City Centre are subject to review and amendment through the current LTP Budget review.  This may affect the scope and timing of projects outlined below.

3.       Lorne Street Shared Space Upgrade

a)      Installation of the relocated bronze ‘REO’ text seats started on 13 October and is scheduled for completion by early November.

b)      Activation opportunities (events, kiosks, outdoor dining etc) are being explored for the upcoming Spring/Summer period.

4.       O’Connell Street Shared Space Upgrade – Completed

a)      The installation of art work (O for O’Connell) is due end of 2014

5.       Federal Street Shared Space Upgrade

a)      A joint opening event with Auckland Council and SkyCity is planned for 7th November 2014.

b)      Federal Street PCG currently looking at optional initiatives to support an enhanced public experience in the space.

6.       Myers Park Development

a)      Construction is underway for stage 1 of the Myers Park Development Plan, to be completed before the Park Centenary in February 2015.

b)      The Auckland City Centre Advisory Board supports funding from the City Centre targeted rate to support the next stages of the Myers Park Development Plan, to be delivered in 2015/16.  Work will focus on improving the northern and southern entrances, including improvements to:

i)          Greys Ave and Mayoral Drive stairs

ii)         Queen Street and Mayoral Drive Entrance

iii)        Stormwater detention dam and bio filtration area adjacent to the underpass

iv)        Mayoral Drive underpass

v)         Pedestrian link from Pitt Street via Poynton terrace to Myers Park

7.         Bledisloe House Customer Services Centre and Bledisloe Lane Upgrade

a)      Construction is progressing on target for completion in November 2014, when the Customer Service Centre opens.

8.       Freyberg Square and Ellen Melville Hall

a)      Auckland City Centre Advisory Board confirmed allocation of additional targeted rate funds to Freyberg Square development in June 2014.

b)      Appointment of design consultants is underway for both the Ellen Melville hall upgrade and improvements to Freyberg Square.  Following appointment of a design team, City Centre Integration will lead the project.

c)      Developed design for both Hall and Square due to be completed in early 2015.

9.       Precinct Frameworks

a)      Framework documents will be compiled for key city centre precincts, to collate planning and project information and inform decisions on projects and initiatives from Council and CCOs for:

i)   Wynyard Quarter – complete.

ii)       Downtown - an engagement plan is being developed to communicate the scope, purpose, issues and purpose to key stakeholders

iii)      Aotea – This framework is currently under development through a CCI led working group.  The framework briefing paper is provided in attachment 1. The paper proposes the purpose, scope, timeframe, governance, stakeholders and key issue relating to the precinct.

iv)     Learning Quarter – to commence early 2015.

v)      Victoria Quarter – to commence 2015.

vi)     City Centre Transport - This framework is currently under development through a CCI led working group. The framework is to cover initiatives from Auckland Transport and NZTA that effect and influence the city centre.

10.     Central Wharves / Vessel Berthage Strategy

a)      The strategy will inform options for redevelopment of the harbour edge and central wharves, including Queens Wharf and the ferry / cruise basins.

i)       Noted that the Port study stage 2 review is underway separately, and will help inform the strategies.

ii)       Analysis of options is progressing well, with initial findings due end 2014

iii)      There will be discussions with interested local boards over the coming weeks about evolving options.

11.     Ferry Basin Redevelopment

a)      Options are being investigated for redevelopment of the Downtown ferry infrastructure to cater for recent updates to growth forecasts, which indicate significant growth in passenger numbers over the next 3-5 years.

b)      Initial redevelopment will be informed by the vessel berthage strategy, and staged to align with planned Quay St streetscapes and seawall upgrades.

12.     Quay Street Seawall

a)      Investigations have determined that sections of the seawall may fail in a moderate seismic event. Auckland Transport as the asset owner intends to upgrade or replace the seawall to current seismic design standards.

b)      The procurement & delivery strategy is being developed, for a planned start of physical works 2015/16 (subject to funding).  Trials will be carried out in early 2015.

c)      Maintenance repairs to prevent further deterioration of the seawall adjacent to Princes Wharf were completed in September 2014.

13.     Public Open Space – Queen Elizabeth Square

a)      Following the decision regarding the sale or lease of QE Square by the ADC in September, the downtown public open space review is developing responses to the ADC resolutions, including detailed consideration of planning and design option. 

b)      An online survey for Aucklanders to provide their feedback of what they would like to see in Downtown public space is currently open until 12 December 2014. www.shapeauckland.co.nz

14.     Quay Street Streetscape Upgrade

a)      Council and CCOs are jointly finalising the design brief, for release (or further modification) following clarification of funding through the current LTP budget review. The further issue of tender documentation has been placed on hold pending LTP budget outcomes.

b)           Staging of works will be coordinated with CRL, Seawall and Ferry Basin upgrades.

c)      A review of early proposals to underground Quay Street has been completed. The independent assessment of the options considered public realm, transport and economic benefits plus whole of life cost estimates.  The report confirms that an at-grade proposal to upgrade Quay Street will provide significant transformational benefits, and that undergrounding provides little if any additional benefit, but at very much higher capital and operating costs and with major disruption and constructability risk.  It is not proposed to pursue an underground option for Quay Street further.

15.     Wynyard Quarter Integrated Roading

a)      Roading and infrastructure upgrades for Wynyard Quarter are being rolled out to align with development during 2014-2020, subject to LTP funding

b)      Design is progressing for the southern sector – first stage of construction is due to align with completion of the Fonterra HQ development on Fanshawe / Halsey St by end 2015.

c)      Staged delivery and property acquisitions are being aligned with lease expiries & contractual obligations.

d)      A Wynyard Quarter budget allocation paper is due to go to the AT Board in November 2014

16.     City Centre PT Infrastructure

a)      The programme business case of city centre bus infrastructure is due to be completed, and will inform engagement with stakeholders on options for project scope and functional requirements.

b)      An operational plan has been completed for the bus network during the proposed CRL Enabling Works period.  Detailed planning and design will commence immediately.  

c)      Concept planning is progressing well for Downtown Interchange (with CRL), for engagement with stakeholders in late 2014.

d)      Indicative and Detailed business cases (Scheme assessment) for the Fanshawe Street/Wynyard Station design due to go out early November 14.

17.     Wynyard Quarter – Te Wero Bridge

a)      The existing Te Wero Bridge was designed & built for the 2011 Rugby World Cup, with a limited design life (5-8 years). Options for upgrade / replacement / maintenance are being considered, within the constraints of the LTP budget review.

18.     Westhaven Promenade

a)      Work is progressing well and will be completed in stages through 2014/15 and Stage 2 from 2015/16 (subject to funding).

19.     City Centre Cycle Network

a)      ACCAB supported the proposed concept design for Beach Road Stage 2 – Cycleway and public realm improvements in October 2014.

b)      Accelerated implementation of the city centre cycle network is being investigated with short / medium term cycle routes to link the existing cycle routes leading into the city. Priority routes include:

i)   Nelson St (incl the Nelson St Off ramp - NZTA),

ii)  Quay St,

iii)  Victoria St,

iv) Beaumont St, and

v)  K’Road,

c)           Design options are currently being costed and evaluated.

d)      A North-south Cycle Route provides an important route, linking the North-western Cycleway with the waterfront and with midtown.  Design is progressing to establish the preferred alignment and treatment. The first stage is planned to be delivered by mid 2015 and align with the NZTA Nelson Street Off ramp project

20.     Hobson and Nelson Street upgrade

a)      Project objectives are currently being scoped in an initial concept report, for review with key stakeholders.

b)      Funding and timing will be staged in accordance with LTP Budgets – Stage 1 is required to support the opening of the NZICC in late 2017.

21.     Victoria Street Linear Park

a)      Earliest project start date is deferred to 2019/20 to align with CRL construction (due to intersection constraints).

22.     Digital Auckland

a)      Council and CCOs are investigating the roll-out of a digital data and modelling tool which will collate information for above and below ground infrastructure as a planning and communication tool for the region.

b)      A Business case is being prepared by Council to consider costs and benefits, resource requirements and timeframes for delivery. 


That the Auckland Development Committee:

a)      receive the City Centre Integration update report.


There are no attachments for this report.    



Rick Walden – General Manager City Centre Integration





Roger Blakeley - Chief Planning Officer


Auckland Development Committee

13 November 2014


2014 Auckland Plan Annual Implementation Update


File No.: CP2014/23859



1.       To present the attached 2014 Auckland Plan Annual Implementation Summary document and to advise the committee of a number of proposed improvements to reporting on Auckland Plan Implementation in future years.

Executive summary

2.       The Auckland Plan Annual Implementation Update Summary provides the reader with an overview of how implementation of the Auckland Plan has progressed in 2014.

3.       Future reporting of implementation of the Auckland Plan will focus on progress towards reaching the seven outcomes of the Auckland Plan through the development and refinement of specific, measurable, achievable, relevant and timely (SMART) targets and actions. 


That the Auckland Development Committee:

a)      note the general progress made in 2014 in regard to the implementation of the Auckland Plan as reported through the 2014 Auckland Plan Annual Implementation Update Summary

b)      note that the future reporting of implementation of the Auckland Plan will focus on progress towards reaching the seven outcomes of the Auckland Plan through the development and refinement of specific, measurable, achievable, relevant and timely (SMART) targets and actions.



4.       When the Auckland Plan was adopted in March 2012 it identified the need to annually report progress on its implementation.  In the past this has been provided through the 2012 and 2013 Auckland Plan Annual Implementation Updates.

5.       For this year’s update staff have produced the attached Auckland Plan Annual Implementation Summary document which offers a more concise and reader friendly summary on progress of implementation of the Auckland Plan. 

6.       This is in addition to the 2014 Auckland Plan Annual Implementation Update (AIU) which is available on the Auckland Council intranet page: http://acintranet.aklc.govt.nz/EN/planspoliciesreports/plans/aucklandplan/Pages/home or hard copies will be made available to members of this committee at their request.

7.       The summary document uses a Red, Amber, Green status to monitor progress of the Auckland Plan actions combined with a list of achievements that have occurred over the past twelve months under a particular outcome.  

8.       The document also summarises progress on the Auckland Plan targets based on data from the Auckland Plan Targets: Monitoring Report 2014.

9.       Moving forward the development, refinement and use of more specific, measurable, achievable, relevant and timely (SMART) criteria for reporting purposes will enable staff to provide more meaningful reports to assist decision making.

10.     In addition to the above reporting approach staff have also identified opportunities to combine parts of the AIU with the Annual Report which will be investigated more thoroughly for the 2015 Annual Report.


Local board views and implications

11.     Local Boards have not been directly consulted on this report.  They will however receive a copy of the AIU summary and/or a copy of the full AIU on request

Māori impact statement

12.     Outcome seven of the summary document “A Māori identity that is Auckland’s point of difference in the World” identifies areas of progress for Maori.

13.     Te Waka Angamua has had input into the content relating to this part of the summary document and AIU.

14.     It is anticipated that as the Māori Responsiveness Framework evolves progress against outcome seven of the Auckland Plan will become easier to report against.


15.     The report summary and AIU is undertaken within budgets approved through the Long Term Plan. 







Auckland Plan - Annual Implementation Update 2014 Summary





Richard Hughes - Team Leader Auckland Plan


Harvey Brookes - Auckland Plan Strategy & Research

Roger Blakeley - Chief Planning Officer


Auckland Development Committee

13 November 2014