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




Meeting Room:



Thursday, 19 November 2015


Local Board Office
7-13 Pilkington Road


Maungakiekie-Tāmaki Local Board









Simon Randall


Deputy Chairperson

Chris Makoare



Josephine Bartley



Brett Clark



Bridget Graham, QSM



Obed Unasa



Alan Verrall



(Quorum 4 members)




Philippa Hillman

Democracy Advisor, Maungakiekie-Tāmaki Local Board


16 November 2015


Contact Telephone: (09) 570 3848

Email: philippa.hillman@aucklandcouncil.govt.nz

Website: www.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz




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Waikaraka Park Concept Plan


File No.: CP2015/18183





1.       To seek approval for the draft Waikaraka Park Concept Design plan to go out to targeted public consultation.

Executive Summary

2.       Waikaraka Park requires some significant improvement.  To capture all the requirements for renewal and refurbishment, a draft concept design plan (draft plan) has been created to guide the changes. At present there is no capital funding identified for implementation but renewals funding is available.

3.       Initial discussions held with user groups on the park identified key areas for improvement and informed the content of the draft plan. The draft plan is now ready for formal engagement.

4.       The next step is to engage with Iwi and the targeted user groups. A consultation event is proposed for 9 December.

5.       Following stakeholder engagement and iwi consultation a final draft will be put to the board for adoption so that scoping, cost analysis and funding planning can occur.

6.       Some changes to adjacent reserve land uses will occur in coming years which will improve the way the park connects to them.



That the Maungakiekie-Tāmaki Local Board:

a)      approve the draft Waikaraka Park Concept Design Plan for consultation.



7.       Waikaraka Park is a historic reserve with a long history of use by a range of local sporting and recreation user groups. It is enclosed by stone walls which have heritage status.  Redevelopments and improvements over the years have been sporadic and uncoordinated, and as a result, the utility and condition of fixtures and facilities is poor. 

8.       User groups raised concerns about the state of repair, and a condition survey showed significant need for renewals. Rather than attend to them separately, a co-ordinated approach was adopted to comprehensively address the refurbishment.

9.       Approval to develop a draft concept plan was given in March 2014. The plan was identified as a priority in the 2014 Local Board Plan and in the 2015/16 work programme. The improvements within the draft plan aim to enhance the park generally, and specifically for the benefit of the user groups. 

10.     The key elements of the draft plan address existing deficiencies in field provision, shelter, facilities, amenities and furniture, along with access, paths, connections, circulation, vegetation and safety improvements.

11.     The draft plan bundles the projects required to refurbish the park for increased utilisation. In this way cost efficiencies are made and all user groups are catered for.

12.     The following user groups were approached for ideas and comments about potential improvements: Onehunga Cricket Association, Auckland Cricket Association, Ellerslie Cricket Club, Cornwall Cricket Club, Auckland Stock and Saloon Club, Auckland Canine Agility Club, Auckland Football Assn, Wellington Phoenix Football Academy, Onehunga Combined Sports Trust, Onehunga Soccer and Sports Club, Sport Auckland.

13.     The user groups were passionate about the proposed improvements and there was a high level of interest the proposed redevelopment. The draft plan was then developed in response to concerns and aspirations of user groups so that the park will meet user needs into the future.

14.     Targeted engagement with the same user groups is proposed.

15.     It is expected that further involvement from the targeted user groups will help refine the draft plan prior to adoption by the board. User groups have indicated a desire to be closely involved in detailed design and implementation to ensure fit for purpose facilities. Some user groups have indicated a desire to partially fund some specialist elements such as wicket blocks.

16.     After the draft plan is approved for consultation, it is proposed to invite the user groups to an event to be held on 9 December, with any subsequent changes to be adopted in a final plan by the local board in March 2016.

17.     The proposed NZTA East West connection along the Manukau foreshore may trigger a need for some minor adaptions or amendments along the southern boundary of the park in terms of improved links and walkways to the park.

18.     While the concept plan relates specifically to the existing Waikaraka Park sports fields, it should be noted that the adjacent stock car track, proposed sports fields expansion and Waikaraka cemetery may also undergo some changes in coming years and these could affect how the sports fields connect with the neighbouring reserves.

19.     The plan is proposed to be implemented in four stages, allowing funding to be similarly planned for.

20.     Because the plan includes proposed alterations to the heritage walls and vegetation a regulatory process will be required for consent. Heritage, regulatory and compliance costs will be captured in scoping and included with construction and developments costs.


Local Board views and implications

21.     The local board advocated for and supported the development of the draft concept plan.
The draft plan was workshopped with the local board on 11 August 2015. The engagement plan has been developed by local board staff.  Funding of the draft plan projects will include renewals with some LDI or board capex or other funding required.

Māori impact statement

22.     Contact with iwi over the draft plan indicated a high level of interest from Ngāti Paoa, Te Kawerau a Maui, Ngāti Whātua Ōrākei, Ngai Tai Ki Tāmaki, Te Akitai Waiohua, Te Rūnanga o Ngāti Whātua

23.     Because parks and open spaces contribute to Maori well-being, values, culture and traditions, appropriate engagement and involvement will be carefully undertaken.

24.     It is proposed to discuss the draft plan with iwi at a Hui in early December so their suggestions can be incorporated with the targeted user group feedback.

25.     Once engagement has been undertaken and a final plan adopted by the local board, continued engagement over draft plan projects will occur as they progress.


26.     Implementation of concept plan projects can at times vary as more detailed information becomes available or other external issues impinge. This can include changes to costs, funding, changing adjacent land uses or external activities, and these can affect final look and shape of a development.







Waikaraka Park Concept Design Plan





Allan Christensen - Parks Advisor - Maungakiekie Tāmaki


Mark Bowater - Acting General Manager - Parks, Sports and Recreation

Victoria Villaraza - Relationship Manager


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