Waitematā Local Board






Minutes of an extraordinary meeting of the Waitematā Local Board held in the Local Board Office,, 52 Swanson Street, City Centre. on Tuesday, 26 April 2016 at 6.00pm.





Shale Chambers



Deputy Chairperson

Pippa Coom




Christopher Dempsey




Vernon Tava




Rob Thomas




Deborah Yates

From 6:15pm,

Item 11









Greg Moyle































Waitematā Local Board

26 April 2016




1          Welcome



2          Apologies


Resolution number WTM/2016/48

MOVED by Chairperson S Chambers, seconded by Member VI Tava:  

That the Waitematā Local Board:

a)         Accept the apology from Member GJ Moyle for absence on leave.

b)         Accept the apology from Member DA Yates for lateness.




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.













Central Facility Partnership Joint Advocacy Positions


Resolution number WTM/2016/49

MOVED by Member RAH Thomas, seconded by Member VI Tava:   

a)      That the report, Central Facility Partnership Joint Advocacy Positions be received.

b)      That the Waitematā Local Board:

i)     Notes that since 2010, the Central Facilities Partnership Committee has allocated $10 million, which was leveraged to provide community projects with a total value of $45m.  This community-led approach was consistent with the empowered communities’ philosophy.

ii)    Further notes that with the establishment of the $10M Locally Driven Initiatives (LDI) Capex Fund as part of the 2015-2025 long-term plan the Central Facility Partnership Fund was ceased.

iii)    Agrees to include in the boards key advocacy issues the proposed joint advocacy positions:

A.    Requests the Governing Body to re-instate a sub-regional fund similar to the Central Facility Partnership Fund.

B.    Requests the approval for the Central Facility Partnership Committee to undertake under its governance responsibilities the ability to re-invest funds, up to the value of current commitments, in the event of a current facility partnership commitment failing to crystallise.

iv)   Agrees to include as part of the Local Boards individual achievement reports the inclusion of the collective outcomes of the Central Facilities Partnership Committee.




























Annual Plan 2016/2017


Resolution number WTM/2016/50

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

a)         That the report, Annual Plan 2016/2017 be received.

b)        That the Waitematā Local Board:

i)     Agrees the following activity level locally driven initiatives (LDI) operational budgets for 2016/2017:

A.        Community services – $813,000

B.        Local parks sport and recreation – $261,000

C.        Local environmental management – $118,000

D.        Local planning and development - $63,000

                   ii)    Receives and agrees the amended tabled Attachment B - Advocacy

iii)   Confirms the following additional advocacy points coming out of the Annual Plan consultation:

A.        Secure the allocation of $100,000 Sports Infrastructure Development Programme funding in 2016/17 and $1.65m in 2017/18 to deliver the feasibility, design, consent and build for the development of community changing rooms and toilets in Grey Lynn Park, which is future proofed for the future build of Richmond Rovers clubrooms upstairs.

B.        Continue to put children and young people first and become a child and youth friendly city that is fit for all.

C.        Ensure Parnell Station is open and fully operational at the earliest opportunity

iv)    Reconfirms its existing advocacy item adopted for consultation in November 2015:

A.      Secure a regional maintenance budget to maintain a base service level for open and closed cemeteries.

v)    Supports keeping the UAGC at the current level of $397 plus the general rates annual increase to maintain the position of least change for the greatest number of ratepayers.

vi)   Supports  the proportion of the Interim Transport Levy that council collects from the business sector to be brought in line with the proportion of the general rates requirement it collects from business

vii)  Supports the allocation of the Interim Transport Levy charge to be based on capital value rather than by a uniform fixed charge.

viii) Opposes any change to the rural rates for large farms/lifestyle properties, and in particular any reduction of large farm/lifestyle rates at the expense of an additional impost on the entire remaining rating base.

ix)   Supports reducing the rates for some Maori land where significant barriers to development exist.

x)    Recommends $59,100 of 2015/2016 Locally Driven Initiatives (LDI) operational expenditure be deferred.






LGNZ conference and AGM 2016


Resolution number WTM/2016/51

MOVED by Member RAH Thomas, seconded by Member CP Dempsey:  

a)      That the report, LGNZ conference and AGM 2016 be received.

b)      That the Waitematā Local Board confirms:

i)     That Member Vernon Tava attend the Local Government New Zealand 2016 Annual General Meeting and Conference from Sunday 24 July 2016 to Tuesday 26 July 2016 on the basis that the conference programme is relevant to the Local Board’s work programme.

ii)   That conference attendance including travel and accommodation will be paid for in accordance with the current Auckland Council Elected Member Expense Policy.





14        Consideration of Extraordinary Items


There was no consideration of extraordinary items.  






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