Waitematā Local Board






Minutes of an extraordinary meeting of the Waitematā Local Board held in the Waitematā Local Board Office, 35 Graham Street, Auckland on Tuesday, 21 April 2015 at 6.00 pm.





Shale Chambers




Deputy Chairperson

Pippa Coom










Rob Thomas





Deborah Yates


















Christopher Dempsey


Greg Moyle


Vernon Tava


Waitematā Local Board - Extraordinary

21 April 2015




1          Welcome



2          Apologies


Resolution number WTM/2015/1

MOVED by Chairperson S Chambers, seconded by Member RAH Thomas:  

That apologies from Members Christopher Dempsey, Greg Moyle and Vernon Tava for absence be accepted.



3          Declaration of Interest


There were no declarations of interest.


4          Leave of Absence


There were no leaves of absence.


5          Acknowledgements


There were no acknowledgements.


6          Petitions


There were no petitions.


7          Deputations


There were no deputations.


8          Public Forum


There was no public forum.


9          Extraordinary Business


There was no extraordinary business.


10        Notices of Motion


There were no notices of motion.





Local Board Advocacy and Feedback on Long-term Plan 2015 – 2025 Proposals


Resolution number WTM/2015/2

MOVED by Chairperson S Chambers, seconded by Deputy Chairperson PJ Coom:  


a)         That the Local Board Advocacy and Feedback on Long-term Plan 2015 – 2025 Proposals report be received.

b)         That the Waitematā Local Board:

I)       Receives a summary of the feedback received through the Long-term Plan 2015 - 2025 consultation relevant to the Waitematā Local Board area.

II)      Confirms the tabled list of advocacy points as amended, for the discussions with the Budget Committee on 24, 28 and 29 April 2015.

III)     Confirms the following advocacy points as local priorities for the Long-term Plan 2015-2025:

i)          Funding of $10m per year across the Local Boards to develop a small local capital improvement fund to enable local boards to act quickly and proactively.

ii)         Secure the protection of the historic linkage between Parnell Village and the Domain and the identified greenways route alongside the Waipapa Stream.

iii)        Support sand carpeting of the Auckland Domain Sports Fields through the Growth Funding Project in the Long-Term Plan 2015-2025.

iv)        Fund a Greenways Regional Fund to enable safe, high amenity walking and cycling connections across Auckland.

v)         Seek a capex budget of $2.3m to create an open space at 254 Ponsonby Road.

vi)        Fund the implementation of the 10-year Symonds Street Cemetery programme to improve the protection and maintenance of the graves, enhance the vegetation of the park, create better recreation potential, improve safety and path networks and reduce vandalism.

vii)       Seek funding in the LTP 2015-2025 to create a wetland at Western Park to provide biodiversity improvements and a level of stormwater attenuation in the park.


IV)    Confirm feedback on the regional proposals top four consultation topics:


i)                      Investing in Auckland:

The local board supports the Council to continually identify appropriate savings, which do not impact on service levels in an endeavour to reduce the final rates increase.


ii)      Fixing Transport – Transport Network:

Supports prioritising investment towards public transport and active transport modes to support the delivery of the strategic direction of the Auckland Plan through an enhanced version of the Basic Transport Programme.


Paying for the Auckland Plan Transport Network:


·           Supports maximising the opportunities available from Government to support the delivery of a more enhanced Basic Transport Programme

·           Urges Auckland Transport to continue advocating to Government to fund public transport investment to the same level as state highways

·           Supports the introduction of a regional fuel tax if a funding gap remains


iii)     Your rates:

Business differential: Supports suspending the equalisation of the business differential for three years so that the burden of rates’ increase can be shared equally between residential and business rate payers.


UAGC: Supports maintaining the UAGC at current rate of $385.


iv)     Housing and Development:

Supports merging Auckland Council Properties Ltd (ACPL) and Waterfront Development Auckland.


V)        Confirm feedback on the other regional proposals with local impact:


i)         Reduction of local library hours:

Supports maintaining the current level of regionally funded hours at Waitematā libraries to meet community demand.


ii)         City Centre Residential Targeted Rate:

Notes the low number of responses to the regional proposal to introduce a City Centre Residential Targeted Rate but further notes the low level of support. 


Supports the City Centre Residential Targeted Rate, on the basis that it is prioritised towards improvements that will have a direct benefit to the residential population of the city centre.


VI)       Acknowledges and thanks the submitters for taking the time to contribute to the consultation on the 10-year plan.

VII)      Notes that the submissions on the local priorities will be used to inform the Waitematā Local Board Agreement. 

VIII)     Delegates authority to the chair to make any editorial corrections to the advocacy document ‘Waitematā Local Board advocacy input to LTP 2015-2025’ as required.


IX)       That Eman Nasser, Local Board Advisor and Trina Thompson be thanked for their attendance.





A copy of the tabled documents has been place on the file copy of the minutes and can be viewed on the Auckland Council’s website.




a     Waitemata Local Board Advocacy



12        Consideration of Extraordinary Items


There was no consideration of extraordinary items.  





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