Devonport-Takapuna Local Board

 

OPEN MINUTES

 

 

 

Minutes of a meeting of the Devonport-Takapuna Local Board held in the Devonport-Takapuna Local Board Chamber, Takapuna Service Centre, Level 3, 1 The Strand, Takapuna on Tuesday, 16 July 2019 at 4.00pm.

 

present

 

Chairperson

George Wood, CNZM

 

Deputy Chairperson

Dr Grant Gillon

 

Members

Mike Cohen, QSM, JP

 

 

Jan O'Connor, QSM

 

 

Mike Sheehy

 

 

ABSENT

 

Members

Jennifer McKenzie

 

 

 

ALSO PRESENT

 

Councillors

Richard Hills

From 4.12pm, Item 9.1

 

 

Chris Darby

From 4.12pm, Item 9.1

 

 

 

 

 

 

IN ATTENDANCE

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Devonport-Takapuna Local Board

16 July 2019

 

 

 

1          Welcome

 

2          Apologies

  

Resolution number DT/2019/118

MOVED by Chairperson G Wood, seconded by Member M Cohen:  

That the Devonport-Takapuna Local Board:

a)        accept the apology from Member J McKenzie for absence.

CARRIED

 

3          Declaration of Interest

 

There were no declarations of interest.

 

4          Confirmation of Minutes

 

Resolution number DT/2019/119

MOVED by Chairperson G Wood, seconded by Deputy Chairperson G Gillon:  

That the Devonport-Takapuna Local Board:

a)         confirm the ordinary minutes of its meeting, held on Tuesday, 18 June 2019, as true and correct.

CARRIED

 

5          Leave of Absence

 

There were no leaves of absence.

 

6          Acknowledgements

 

There were no acknowledgements.

 

7          Petitions

 

There were no petitions.

 

8          Deputations

 

There were no deputations.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

9          Public Forum

 

9.1

Public Forum

 

Jeff Stack was in attendance to address the board in support of this item.

 

Resolution number DT/2019/120

MOVED by Deputy Chairperson G Gillon, seconded by Member M Cohen:  

That the Devonport-Takapuna Local Board:

a)         receive the presentation from Jeff Stack and thank him for his attendance.

CARRIED

 

9.2

Public Forum

 

Norma Bott was in attendance to address the board in support of this item.

 

Resolution number DT/2019/121

MOVED by Chairperson G Wood, seconded by Deputy Chairperson G Gillon:  

That the Devonport-Takapuna Local Board:

a)        receive the presentation from Norma Bott and thank her for her attendance.

CARRIED

 

10        Extraordinary Business

 

There was no extraordinary business.

 

 

11

Milford Reserve toilet and changing room renewal

 

Resolution number DT/2019/122

MOVED by Member M Cohen, seconded by Deputy Chairperson G Gillon:  

That the Devonport-Takapuna Local Board:

a)      approve the concept design for Milford Reserve toilet and changing room rebuild, as provided in Attachment A to the agenda report.

b)      requests the following design features be included within the final design if the allocated budget can absorb the costs:

i)          taps and showers activated with sensor devices;

ii)         vandal proof soap dispensers; and

iii)       functionality of changing rooms to accommodate prams.

 

CARRIED

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

12

Auckland Transport monthy Update - July 2019

 

Resolution number DT/2019/123

MOVED by Deputy Chairperson G Gillon, seconded by Member M Cohen:  

That the Devonport-Takapuna Local Board:

a)      agree the to the following prioritised list of projects (in order of preference) to utilise the Community Service Fund allocated to the Devonport-Takapuna Local Board area:

i)       CSFD 1.2 - Sunnynook Bus Station Mid-block crossing;

ii)       CSFD 1.10 - Improved Pedestrian crossing at 113 Bayswater Avenue;

iii)      CSFD 1.5 - Pedestrian Crossing, East Coast Road between William Souter           Street and Forrest Hill roundabout; and

iv)       CSFD 1.11 - School Safety around Campbells Bay Primary School.

b)      express concern regarding the apparent diminished support from Auckland Transport regarding the Walking School Bus/Travelwise programme.

c)      request a meeting in the next term of the local board between Auckland Transport representitives, local school principals, representitives of local school boards of trustees and a representitive from the local board (on an individual school by school basis) with the aim of increasing collective support for the Walking School Bus/Travelwise programme.

d)      receive the Auckland Transport July 2019 monthly update report and thank Marilyn Nicholls for her presentation and attendance.

CARRIED

 

 

13

Memorial park bench application at Lansdowne Reserve, Bayswater

 

Member M Sheehy declared an interest in this item and took no part in the discussion or voting on the matter

Member M Sheehy left the meeting at 5.15pm while this discussion took place

 

Resolution number DT/2019/124

MOVED by Deputy Chairperson G Gillon, seconded by Member M Cohen:  

That the Devonport-Takapuna Local Board:

a)      approve land owner consent for a proposed new memorial park bench at Lansdowne Reserve, Bayswater, to commemorate Mr. Jack Sheehy and Mrs. Betty Sheehy given their involvement in the Bayswater community, including the Takapuna Boating Club in Bayswater, the Rugby League Club at Bayswater Park, Saint Lukes Church on Bayswater Avenue, the beach at Lansdowne Avenue and their involvement in other local community groups.

CARRIED

 

Note:   Member M Sheehy returned to the meeting at 5.41 after this item was resolved.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

14

Pathways to Preparedness: A Planning Framework for Recovery

 

Resolution number DT/2019/125

MOVED by Deputy Chairperson G Gillon, seconded by Member M Sheehy:  

That the Devonport-Takapuna Local Board:

a)        support the community values and priorities as identified within ‘Pathways to Preparedness: A Framework for Recovery’ as listed on page 4 of the document attached to the agenda report, and endorses the following themes that have been identified as part of consultation and discussion to date:

i)          the importance of retaining heritage (natural, built and cultural heritage) as part of recovery efforts following an emergency;

ii)         the importance of ensuring that multiple avenues for communication and connection are restored and maintained, and that traditional and digital media formats and mechanisms are leveraged, which is particularly important to connect with diverse or ‘difficult to reach’ communities;

iii)       the importance of getting key infrastructure, such as hospitals, utilities and community infrastructure, up and running quickly after an emergency; and

iv)       the importance of restoring and ensuring the safety of people and property as part of recovery efforts.

 

b)        support the recovery vision included within ‘Pathways to Preparedness: A Framework for Recovery’ as listed on page 5 of the document attached to the agenda report, being ‘Auckland’s people, communities, businesses and infrastructure are well-placed to recovery from disaster.’

 

c)         support the definition of within the planning framework of ‘well-placed’ meaning ‘well-prepared’; however:

i)          the local board notes that the framework contains limited information or detail as to how council and its partners will specifically work towards achieving this vision, and more importantly, what role local communities and local boards will have in that process.

 

d)        support in principle the partnership approach outlined within ‘Pathways to Preparedness: A Framework for Recovery’, but notes the following issues and concerns:

i)          the planning framework contains a lack of detail as to how Auckland Emergency Management and the Civil Defence and Emergency Management Group (CDEM Group) will actively use this framework to work with partners and community to support community action as part of pre-event planning or recovery;

ii)         the planning framework mentions a 26-member Auckland Welfare Coordination Group as a key stakeholder, yet no detail is provided as to which organisations or entities comprise this group, and how this framework will engender improved communication and coordination of activities across the group, both in terms of pre-event planning or recovery; and

iii)       the planning framework mentions engagement with local boards as part of pre-event planning and recovery, however to date local boards have had limited direct engagement or involvement in civil defence and emergency management planning or activities in their areas.

 

e)         request that  ‘Pathways to Preparedness: A Framework for Recovery’ be amended to contain further clarity and detail as to the specific role expected of local boards as part of pre-event planning and recovery, given the leadership role local boards play within their communities.

 

f)          note that, although ‘Pathways to Preparedness: A Framework for Recovery’ hinges on identified community values and priorities, those actions listed within the ‘Actions to build momentum’ section of the planning framework contain little detail or specifics as to how local communities (and in turn local boards) will be able to contribute to the actions identified, as many of the actions are high level, provide no indication as to such actions are to be achieved, and appear to be focused on Auckland Emergency Management or CDEM Group activities.

 

g)        note that ‘Pathways to Preparedness: A Framework for Recovery’ only focuses on ‘recovery’ aspects of civil defense (such as reduction, readiness and response).

CARRIED

 

Note:   Pursuant to Standing Order 1.8.6, Member M Cohen requested that his dissenting             vote be recorded

 

 

Note:   The meeting adjourned at 5.58pm and reconvened at 6.07pm.

            All members of the meeting were present.

 

 

15

Chairpersons' Report

 

A document was tabled. A copy has been placed on the official minutes and is available on the Auckland Council website as a minutes attachment.

 

Resolution number DT/2019/126

MOVED by Chairperson G Wood, seconded by Member M Sheehy:  

That the Devonport-Takapuna Local Board:

a)      study the material in the Local Government New Zealand (LGNZ) brochure and make a submission by the closing date of 15 December, 2019.

b)      receive and thank Chairperson G Wood for his written report.

CARRIED

 

Attachments

a     Chairperson George Wood Report - July 2019

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

16

Elected Members' Reports

 

A document was tabled. A copy has been placed on the official minutes and is available on the Auckland Council website as a minutes attachment.

 

Resolution number DT/2019/127

MOVED by Chairperson G Wood, seconded by Member M Cohen:  

That the Devonport-Takapuna Local Board:

a)      take the lead role in the development of the concept plan and consultation for the future of open space at 40 Anzac Street and 38 Hurstmere Road.

b)      take a lead role on the future of the Takapuna Sunday Markets.

c)      invite the operator of the Takapuna Sunday Market to a meeting to discuss the operator’s preferences at an appropriate time.

d)      workshop its preferences for a market operating in Takapuna.

e)      thank the members of the local community for attending the meeting of the Environment and Community Committee on Wednesday 10 July 2019 and for its support of the local boards presentation.

f)       receive and thank Deputy Chairperson Gillon for his written report.

CARRIED

 

Resolution number DT/2019/128

MOVED by Member J O'Connor, seconded by Member M Cohen:  

That the Devonport-Takapuna Local Board:

g)        move a motion of no confidence in the North Shore ward councilors Chris Darby and Richard Hills, who not only voted contrary to the wishes of the local board and the community as a whole regarding the 40 Anzac Street carpark future open space, but gave no indication to bring the item forward when given the opportunity by the Environment and Community Committee Chairperson, rather than an eight hour wait for elderly community members on a cold wet winters day is not acceptable.

A division was called for, voting on which was as follows:

For

Member M Cohen

Deputy Chairperson G Gillon

Member J O'Connor

Against

Member M Sheehy

Chairperson G Wood

Abstained

 

The motion was declared carried by 3 votes to 2.

CARRIED

 

Resolution number DT/2019/129

MOVED by Chairperson G Wood, seconded by Member M Sheehy:  

That the Devonport-Takapuna Local Board:

h)      receive and thank Member J O’Connor for her written report.

i)       receive and thank Member M Cohen for his verbal report.

CARRIED

 

Attachments

a     Deputy Chairperson Grant Gillon Report - July 2019

b     Member Jan O'Connor Report - July 2019

 

 

17

Ward Councillors Update

 

Resolution number DT/2019/130

MOVED by Chairperson G Wood, seconded by Member M Sheehy:  

That the Devonport-Takapuna Local Board:

a)      thank Cr Chris Darby and Cr Richard Hills for their update to the Devonport-Takapuna Local Board on the activities of the Governing Body.

CARRIED

 

 

18

Devonport-Takapuna Local Board - Record of Worshops June 2019

 

Resolution number DT/2019/131

MOVED by Chairperson G Wood, seconded by Member J O'Connor:  

That the Devonport-Takapuna Local Board:

a)      receive the records of the workshops held in June 2019

CARRIED

 

 

19

Governance Forward Work Calendar

 

Resolution number DT/2019/132

MOVED by Chairperson G Wood, seconded by Member M Sheehy:  

That the Devonport-Takapuna Local Board:

a)      note the Devonport-Takapuna Local Board governance forward work calendar for July as set out in Attachment A of the agenda report.

 

CARRIED

 

 

20        Consideration of Extraordinary Items

 

There was no consideration of extraordinary items.   

 

 

 

 

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

 

CONFIRMED AS A TRUE AND CORRECT RECORD AT A MEETING OF THE Devonport-Takapuna Local Board HELD ON

 

 

 

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