Kaipātiki Local Board






Minutes of the extraordinary meeting of the Kaipātiki Local Board held in the Kaipātiki Local Board Office, 90 Bentley Avenue, Glenfield on Wednesday, 3 May 2017 at 4:12pm.





Danielle Grant




Deputy Chairperson

John Gillon





Paula Gillon





Ann Hartley, JP





Kay McIntyre, QSM





Anne-Elise Smithson





Adrian Tyler





Lindsay Waugh






Kaipātiki Local Board

03 May 2017




1          Welcome



2          Apologies


There were no apologies.



3          Declaration of Interest


There were no declarations of interest.


4          Public Forum


There was no public forum.


5          Extraordinary Business


There was no extraordinary business.




Annual Budget 2017/2018


Pramod Nair, Lead Financial Advisor, Corporate Finance and Property, and Paul Edwards, Senior Local Board Advisor, Local Board Services were in attendance to discuss the Annual Budget 2017/2018.


Resolution number KT/2017/43

MOVED by Chairperson D Grant, seconded by Deputy Chairperson J Gillon:  

That the Kaipātiki Local Board:

a)            approve the 2017/2018 locally driven initiatives budgets by activity, within the following funding envelopes:

i.          Local community services - $1,027,000;

ii.         Local parks, sport and recreation - $225,000;

iii.       Local environment management - $153,000; and

iv.       Local planning - $36,000.

b)           confirm the following advocacy initiatives for inclusion in the 2017/2018 Local Board Agreement:

i.          provision for quality public realm, public art and community facilities investment in Northcote to support and complement the Panuku Development Auckland and Homes, Land and Community’s planned investments to make Northcote an exemplar for urban renewal;

ii.         continued investment into the implementation of the Kaipātiki Connections Network Plan (2016), including an emphasis on connections to schools, local urban centres, sports facilities and along the coast;

iii.       support the implementation of the Pest Free Kaipātiki strategy (2016) by resourcing the components which are council responsibilities and refining council and council controlled organisation delivery models to enable the successful delivery of this community-led initiative;

iv.       ensure our community and arts facilities are ‘resourced for success’ by providing sufficient operational funding grants and support for capital works where required to provide an equitable level of base funding to that provided elsewhere in the region; and

v.         ensure the ‘fit for future’ initiative doesn’t negatively impact the community satisfaction with libraries in Kaipātiki

c)            agree the following as their one key local priority for the organisation to work on to help inform the board’s position on this initiative:

i.          developing Birkenhead War Memorial Park Reserve, including resolving the recent closure of the grandstand due to its condition.

d)           agree the following common issues for the organisation to work on:

i.          pest management; and

ii.         adequate provision of parks, sports and recreation facilities.

e)            provide the following feedback on regional financial policy issues:

The Kaipātiki Local Board supports:

i.          a 2.5 per cent average rates increase for 2017/2018;

ii.         businesses and residential ratepayers both receiving the same rates increase for 2017/2018;

iii.       funding tourism promotion and major events from a targeted rate on accommodation providers rather than general rates;

iv.       allowing infrastructure for new housing developments to be funded by targeted rates, rather than ratepayers across Auckland;

v.         implementation of a living wage policy over the council term, ending October 2019, to ensure all council staff can afford typical living costs.

vi.       planning for a mass transit network to be developed to the North Shore which includes services to meet the needs of Kaipātiki residents;

vii.      implementation of Skypath and advocates for Seapath (naturepath) to be ready for when Skypath is completed; and

viii.     coordinating support for reducing homelessness.

The Kaipātiki Local Board does not support:

i.          removing the free cardboard collection offered in the town centres in Kaipātiki as part of the waste management and charges proposal.

f)             request $20,000 of 2016/2017 locally driven initiatives operational expenditure to be deferred to 2017/2018 as the following projects had an agreed scope and cost but have not been delivered:

i.          Highbury Improvements Impact Assessment Project - $15,000; and

ii.         Volunteer Awards - $5,000.






7          Consideration of Extraordinary Items


There was no consideration of extraordinary items.   





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