Ōtara-Papatoetoe Local Board


OPEN Minutes




Minutes of a meeting of the Ōtara-Papatoetoe Local Board held in the Woodside Room, Level 1, Manukau Civic Building, 31-33 Manukau Station Road, Manukau on Tuesday, 26 April 2016 at 12.00pm.





Fa’anana Efeso Collins




Deputy Chairperson

Ross Robertson, QSO, JP





Lotu Fuli





Mary Gush







Stephen Grey




Donna Lee




John McCracken







Councillor Anae ( from 12.11pm)
























Ōtara-Papatoetoe Local Board

26 April 2016




1          Welcome


Fa’anānā Efeso Collins opened the meeting in karakia.


2          Apologies


There were no apologies.


3          Declaration of Interest


There were no declarations of interest.



Ōtara-Papatoetoe Local Board Annual Plan 2016/2017


Resolution number OP/2016/60

MOVED by Chairperson E Collins, seconded by Deputy Chairperson HVR Robertson:  

That the Ōtara-Papatoetoe Local Board:

a)         approve the final 2016/2017 Locally Driven Initiative budgets by activity, within funding envelopes.

b)         agree the key advocacy issues set out in Attachment B to the report, with the additional item: “retain 17 St George St for community purposes (Panuku Development Auckland.)”

c)         confirm these advocacy points to be highlighted in discussion with the Finance and Performance Committee on 6 and 9 May 2016:

·         support Regional Facilities Auckland in attracting speedway to Colin Dale Park, and recognising Colin Dale Park as a regional facility.

·         advocate for profits from the sale of council assets in the Manukau Spatial Priority Area (Transform Manukau) to be spent to develop projects in Transform Manukau.

·         advocate to the governing body for more equitable share of regional funds for local sports facilities and parks (i.e. Kolmar Sports Centre, Ngati Otara Park multi-sport complex, Te Puke o Tara Park, Rongomai Sports Park).

d)         confirm the board’s views on these regional financial policy issues:

·         maintain the current level of Uniform Annual General Charge at $397.

·         keep the Interim Transport Levy at $183 for businesses and $114 for all other ratepayers; and all businesses pay the same amount regardless of their property value.

·         keep the Farm/Lifestyle property rates the same (80% of the urban residential rate for properties that have the same value). 

·         retain Maori freehold land rates at current levels.

e)         recommend to the governing body that it adopt for inclusion in the Annual Plan 2016/2017 a targeted rate set as a uniform charge per separately used or inhabited part of a property, on residential properties in the Ōtara-Papatoetoe Local Board area, for the purpose of fully subsidising entry to swimming pools for persons 17 years and over.  Further, that the local board notes the rate is estimated to be $29.37 including GST, based on current cost estimates and the number of separately used or inhabited parts of a residential property in the Ōtara-Papatoetoe Local Board area.

f)          recommend $0 of 2015/2016 Locally Driven Initiative opex to be deferred.

g)         receive the community feedback on the Annual Plan, including the tabled late submission of Alexandria Purvis (#3341), thank everyone who gave feedback, and refer all feedback to relevant council departments for their consideration and reporting as appropriate, and

              i.        refer to the Parks, Recreation and Sport Committee the feedback received from Justin Leydesdorff (Papatoetoe Sports Community & Charitable Trust – Kolmar #1905), requesting on-going operational funding from the council of $220,000 per annum for the operation and maintenance of Kolmar, with a request from the board to the committee to note the current review of the business model of Kolmar (for completion in July) and thereafter to consider increasing the $103,000 annual grant from the Community Access Scheme.

ii     refer to the Arts, Community and Events Department the feedback received from Diane Maloney (Sistema Aotearoa #1931) requesting funding from council of $200,000 per annum for three years, with a request that the department report to the board at its June meeting.  Further, that this funding request be forwarded to the governing body to consider funding Sistema Aotearoa’s music programmes.

           iii.         note the feedback from Papatoetoe Historical Society #71, requesting relocation of the Papatoetoe museum to Papatoetoe Chambers, and suggest to the society that it participate in the current “expressions of interest” process for space at the Chambers.






Chairpersons Announcements


Resolution number OP/2016/61

MOVED by Member LT Fuli, seconded by Member MA Gush:  

That the verbal update is received.






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