Henderson-Massey Local Board






Minutes of a meeting of the Henderson-Massey Local Board held in the Council Chamber, Henderson Civic Centre, 6 Henderson Valley Road, Henderson on Thursday, 6 November 2014 at 6.30pm.





Vanessa Neeson, JP

From 6.36 pm



Deputy Chairperson

Shane Henderson





Brenda Brady, JP





Peter Chan, JP





Warren Flaunty, QSM





Will Flavell








Tracy Kirkley

For absence



Vanessa Neeson

For lateness



Luke Wilson

For absence



Henderson-Massey Local Board

06 November 2014



Deputy Chairperson Shane Henderson chaired items 1 to 6 as the Chairperson was an apology for lateness.


1          Prayer / Welcome


Member Will Flavell opened the meeting with a prayer.


2          Apologies


Resolution number HM/2014/201

MOVED by Member WI Flavell, seconded by Member MFP Chan:  

That the Henderson-Massey Local Board:

a)         Accepts the apology from member Tracy Kirkley and member Luke Wilson for absence and from Chairperson Vanessa Neeson for lateness.




3          Declaration of Interest


The following are the declared interests as at Thursday 6 November 2014.





Vanessa Neeson, JP (Chairman)

Ranui Sector Trial


Shane Henderson (Deputy Chairman)

Waitakere Community Law Service
Ranui Action Project


Brenda Brady, JP

Keep Waitakere Beautiful
Safer West Community Trust
Sunnyvale Residents & Ratepayers Society Inc.
West Auckland Historical Society
District Licensing Committee


 Peter Chan, JP

Cantonese Opera Society of NZ
Asian Leaders Forum
NZ-Hong Kong Business Ass.
NZ-China Business Ass.
Auckland Chinese Environment Protection Association (ACEPA)


Warren Flaunty, QSM

Westgate Pharmacy
West Auckland Hospice
NorSGA Properties
Westgate Pharmacy Ltd
The Trusts Community Foundation Ltd Rodney Local Board
Waitemata District Health Board
Waitakere Licensing Trust
Massey Matters Inc.
Massey Birdwood Settlers Ass.
Taupaki Residents & Ratepayers Ass.

Elected Member
Elected Member
Elected Member

Will Flavell

Rutherford College


Tracy Kirkley

District Licensing Committee

Heart of Te Atatu South         



Luke Wilson

NZ Police - Massey Community Constable
D.A.R.E. West




4          Confirmation of Minutes


Resolution number HM/2014/202

MOVED by Member BA Brady, seconded by Deputy Chairperson SP Henderson:  

That the Henderson-Massey Local Board:

a)         Confirms the ordinary minutes of its meeting, held on Thursday, 16 October 2014, including the confidential section, as a true and correct record.



5          Leave of Absence


There were no leaves of absence.


6          Acknowledgements


The board observed a one minute silence in respect of Luke Tipene and Eru Thompson.


Chairperson VS Neeson entered the meeting at 6.36 pm.


Chairperson Vanessa Neeson chaired the meeting from item 7 to item14.


7          Ward Councillors Update


There were no updates from Ward Councillors.


8          Deputations



Deputation from Waitakere Lions Club


Resolution number HM/2014/203

MOVED by Chairperson VS Neeson, seconded by Deputy Chairperson SP Henderson:  

That the Henderson-Massey Local Board:

a)      Receives the deputation from Peter Sinton of the Waitakere Lions Club on the Whitehouse.



9          Public Forum


There was no public forum.



10        Extraordinary Business




5 Trading Place




Resolution number HM/2014/204

MOVED by Chairperson VS Neeson, seconded by Member WW Flaunty:  

That the Henderson-Massey Local Board:

a)    Agrees to take an extraordinary item titled 5 Trading Place Henderson under item 14.2 as a confidential item because of its commercial sensitivity.



Secretarial note:           The reason for urgency was that this item came to board’s notice after the agenda was printed and cannot be delayed until the next board meeting as the board needs to input into Auckland Council Properties Limited’s decision before the next board meeting on 20th November.



11        Notices of Motion


There were no notices of motion.



Deed of Lease for Additional Space to Sturges West Community House Incorporated, 58 Summerland Drive, Western Heights.


Resolution number HM/2014/205

MOVED by Member BA Brady, seconded by Member MFP Chan:  

That the Henderson-Massey Local Board:

a)      Approves a Deed of Lease for Additional Space to Sturges West Community House Incorporated located at 58 Summerland Drive, Western Heights (Attachment A) subject to the following terms and conditions:-

i)       Term – Commencing 06 November 2014 to 1 January 2021

b)      All other terms and conditions as contained in the existing community lease dated 15 February 2011.




Draft Community Facilities Network Plan


Resolution number HM/2014/206

MOVED by Member BA Brady, seconded by Member WW Flaunty:  

That the Henderson-Massey Local Board:

a)    Provides the following feedback on the Draft Community Facilities Network Plan

               i.        Supports in principle the draft Community Facilities Network Plan.

             ii.        Supports the common purpose of ‘Vibrant and welcoming places at the heart of where and how communities connect and participate’

            iii.        Supports the four outcomes of places for communities to connect, places for communities to participate, places for community led action and places for community organisations, but notes there is some conflict in the outcomes with the Mayoral direction for a more commercial approach to the operations of aquatic and recreational facilities

            iv.        Suggests a diagram to clarify the community facilities covered by the plan might aid interpretation of the plan by readers.

             v.        Supports the approach of a prioritised listing as this provides transparency for communities across Auckland.

            vi.        Observes that sometimes information in the text of the plan does not match information contained in the tables. For example Ranui Community House is classified as Business As Usual in the tables but on page 15 is described as one of the facilities under development.

          vii.        Notes that West Wave pool and Leisure centre has the characteristics of a regional if not national facility and this should be acknowledged in the document.

         viii.        West Wave Pool is deteriorating due to overuse and should be categorised as investigate in appendix I.

            ix.        Map number 150, Facility name should be Global Café (ZEAL is the contractor).

             x.        Map number 210, Moire Road Community Hall is not rural.

            xi.        Notes that the plan assumes communities across Auckland have the same requirements and the model used appears to be a moderately well off urban community.

          xii.        Requests staff ground truth the plan against the needs of different communities, particularly rural communities, less well-off communities and diverse communities.

         xiii.        Notes that the proposal to no longer invest in venues for hire will disadvantage rural communities.

         xiv.        Notes limiting the size of new community facilities to 600m2 – 800m2 will disadvantage low income communities whose needs are better served by small community hub facilities.

          xv.        Endorses the emphasis on fitness for purpose as this will improve the utilisation of community facilities.

         xvi.        Cautions against Council using the plan to take over asset management from community groups as this will be more costly in the long run and is not consistent with the Mayoral direction of community-led development.

       xvii.        Requests staff review the plan to ensure the role third parties, such as community trusts or the Ministry of Education, play in achieving community outcomes is supported by specifically mentioning third party relationships and providing guidelines for the nature of the relationship in the plan.

      xviii.        The board supports the intention to address under performing assets but notes from its experience that the process of divestment can be complicated. The board recommends establishing a best practice process for divestment to

         xix.        be included in section 6 of the plan to guide staff, boards and the community through the divestment process. 

          xx.        Is concerned that the aquatic facilities classification does not include provision for local dive training (not scuba), limiting the base of this sport to people with access to Westwave.

         xxi.        Supports the inclusion of an aquatic facility for the north-west in the high priority project list.

       xxii.        Requests a leisure facility for the north west be included as a high priority project to cater for accelerated growth in the area as a result of the implementation of the Housing Accord.

      xxiii.        Supports the transfer of assets to community organisations provided the process is approached with caution and rigor as asset transfer has resulted in poor community outcomes and high cost to council in the past.

      xxiv.        Notes that the Community Facilities Network Plan is neutral on the Mayor’s direction to increase the commercial activities of aquatic and recreational facilities and may not provide guidance to boards or staff implementing this direction.

       xxv.        Generally supports multi use arts and culture facilities but requests that single use facilities not be discounted where a clear community benefit has been shown.

      xxvi.        Particularly supports the business improvement actions as they will establish the evidence base so council and local boards can provide community facilities that meet the needs of communities.

    xxvii.        Commends the plan for including Corban Estate Arts Centre.

   xxviii.        Requests staff amend action point 19 to read ‘ Investigate options to improve Corban Estate Arts Centre to address fit for purpose, heritage, and condition issues.

      xxix.        Notes that the board is negotiating with the governing body for funding to address fit for purpose issues at Massey Community House and expects this work to begin before 30 June 2015.




14        Consideration of Extraordinary Items



Resolution number HM/2014/207

MOVED by member W Flaunty, seconded by Deputy Chairperson S Henderson:

That the Henderson-Massey Local Board:

a)         Excludes the public from the following part(s) of the proceedings of this meeting.

The general subject of each matter to be considered while the public is excluded, the reason for passing this resolution in relation to each matter, and the specific grounds under section 48(1) of the Local Government Official Information and Meetings Act 1987 for the passing of this resolution follows.


This resolution is made in reliance on section 48(1)(a) of the Local Government Official Information and Meetings Act 1987 and the particular interest or interests protected by section 6 or section 7 of that Act which would be prejudiced by the holding of the whole or relevant part of the proceedings of the meeting in public, as follows:

The public was excluded for commercial sensitivity reasons.

The text of these resolutions is made available to the public who are present at the meeting and form part of the minutes of the meeting.


5 Trading Place Henderson





That the Henderson-Massey Local Board:

a)    Agrees that there be no restatement of the resolutions of the minutes of the confidential part of this meeting until such as time that the reasons for confidentiality no longer exists.







7.38 pm                                              The Chairperson thanked Members for their attendance and attention to business and declared the meeting closed.