I hereby give notice that an ordinary meeting of the Seniors Advisory Panel will be held on:

 

Date:

Time:

Meeting Room:

Venue:

 

Monday, 15 July 2019

10.30am

Boardroom, Ground Floor
Auckland Town Hall
301-305 Queen Street
Auckland

 

Te Rōpū Kaitohutohu Take Kaumātua /

Seniors Advisory Panel

 

OPEN AGENDA

 

 

 

 

MEMBERSHIP

 

Chairperson

Janet Clews, CNZM, QSO, JP

 

Deputy Chairperson

David Wong Hop, MNZM, JP

 

Members

Dr Judy Blakey, MNZM

 

 

Roger Fowler, QSM

 

 

Joan Lardner-Rivlin, MNZM, QSM

 

 

Sonny Niha

 

 

Mihi Te Huia

 

 

Mere Tunks, QSM

 

 

 

 

Liaison Councillor

Daniel Newman

 

Chief Liaison Councillor

Dr Cathy Casey

 

 

(Quorum 5 members)

 

 

 

Sandra Gordon

Senior Governance Advisor

 

9 July 2019

 

Contact Telephone: (09) 890 8150

Email: sandra.gordon@aucklandcouncil.govt.nz

Website: www.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz

 

 


TERMS OF REFERENCE

(Excerpt – full terms of reference available as a separate document)

 

The terms of reference set out the purpose, role and protocols of the Panel.

Panel members abide by the Code of Conduct for members of Auckland Council advisory

panels.

 

Purpose

As one of council’s engagement mechanisms with diverse communities, the demographic

advisory panels provide advice to the governing body and council staff within the remit of the

Auckland Plan on the following areas:

·         Auckland Council’s regional policies, plans and strategies

·         Regional and strategic matters including those that Council-Controlled Organisations deal with any matter of particular interest or concern to diverse communities.

 

Outcomes

The panel’s advice will contribute to improving the outcomes of diverse communities and

social cohesion as set out in the Auckland Plan. The panel will advise through their agreed

strategic agenda and detailed work programme.

 

Strategic agenda and work programme

The panel must develop a work programme and set a strategic agenda for the term. The

agendas should be focused and integrated across the panels for collaborative input into

shared agendas, particularly on the Auckland Plan, the Long-term Plan and annual plans.

The panel should advise on council’s organisational strategies relevant to diverse

communities.

The governing body and council staff should work with the panel for the development of their

strategic agendas and work programme. An appropriate committee will approve the panel’s

work programme and any subsequent major changes to it.

 

Submissions

The panel must not make formal submissions to Auckland Council on council strategies,

policies and plans, for example, the annual plan.

In its advisory role to the council, the panel may have input to submissions made by the

council to external organisations but do not make independent submissions, except as

agreed with the council.

This does not prevent individual members being party to submissions outside their role as

panel members.

 

Review

The form and functioning of the panels may be reviewed prior to or after, the end of the

panel’s term in September 2019.

 


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ITEM   TABLE OF CONTENTS                                                                                         PAGE

 

Opening Karakia and Welcome

 

1          Apologies                                                                                                                        5

2          Declaration of Interest                                                                                                   5

3          Confirmation of Minutes                                                                                               5

4          Extraordinary Business                                                                                                5

5          Public Input                                                                                                                    7

6          Councillors' Update - Seniors Advisory Panel, 15 July 2019                                   9

7          City Centre Masterplan refresh                                                                                  11

8          Te Tāruke-ā-Tāwhiri:  Auckland’s Climate Action Framework                             105

9          Age Friendly City - Update                                                                                        227

10        Seniors Advisory Panel - Members' Update                                                           229

11        End-of-term report 2016-2019 term                                                                          231

12        Seniors Advisory Panel - Work Programme Update, 15 July 2019                      245

13        Chair's Report - Seniors Advisory Panel, 15 July 2019                                         255 

14        Consideration of Extraordinary Items 

 

Closing Karakia

 


1          Apologies

 

At the close of the agenda no apologies had been received.

 

 

2          Declaration of Interest

 

Members are reminded of the need to be vigilant to stand aside from decision making when a conflict arises between their role as a member and any private or other external interest they might have.

 

 

3          Confirmation of Minutes

 

That the Seniors Advisory Panel:

a)         confirm the ordinary minutes of its meeting, held on Monday, 18 March 2019 as a true and correct record.

 

 

4          Additional Items

 

At the close of the agenda no additional items had been notified.

 

 

 


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Public Input

File No.: CP2019/12924

 

  

 

Te take mō te pūrongo

Purpose of the report

1.       To allow public input to be received at the open-to-the-public meeting.

Whakarāpopototanga matua

Executive summary

2.       At the close of the agenda no requests for public had been received.

 

Ngā tūtohunga

Recommendation/s

That the Seniors Advisory Panel:

a)      receive any items of public input presented at the meeting.

 

 

Ngā tāpirihanga

Attachments

There are no attachments for this report.      

Ngā kaihaina

Signatories

Author

Sandra Gordon - Senior Governance Advisor

Authoriser

John Nash – Lead Officer Support

 


Seniors Advisory Panel

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Councillors' Update - Seniors Advisory Panel, 15 July 2019

File No.: CP2019/12605

 

  

 

Te take mō te pūrongo

Purpose of the report

1.       To receive an update from the Liaison Councillor(s) to the Seniors Advisory Panel.

Whakarāpopototanga matua

Executive summary

2.       Liaison Councillor(s) will provide an update of recent Council business to the Seniors Advisory Panel.

 

Ngā tūtohunga

Recommendation/s

That the Seniors Advisory Panel:

a)      note the update from the Liaison Councillor(s).

 

 

Ngā tāpirihanga

Attachments

There are no attachments for this report.     

Ngā kaihaina

Signatories

Author

Sandra Gordon - Senior Governance Advisor

Authoriser

John Nash – Lead Officer Support

 


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City Centre Masterplan refresh

File No.: CP2019/12933

 

  

 

Te take mō te pūrongo

Purpose of the report

1.       To update the Seniors Advisory Panel (the Panel) on:

·    approval by Planning Committee of the consultation and engagement plan for refreshing the Auckland City Centre Masterplan (CCMP).

·    the proposed consultation material to be issued via Have Your Say for public engagement from July 2019.

2.       To provide an opportunity for the Panel to provide feedback in July and August before the start of public engagement.

Whakarāpopototanga matua

Executive summary

3.       Previous presentations have informed the Seniors Panel on the approach taken to the Auckland CCMP refresh. At our last workshop with the Panel in February, we provided an update on the new digital masterplan structure and the emerging concepts: Māori   Outcomes, Grafton Gully Boulevard and Access for Everyone (A4E).

4.       Feedback from this workshop and engagement with other organisations has shaped the Auckland Design Office’s (ADO) approach to the CCMP refresh. This informed our subsequent submission to Planning Committee. At a meeting on 2 July 2019, Planning Committee approved the ADO’s approach to consulting on the CCMP refresh. (PLA/2019/62)

5.       The first stage of consultation is targeted engagement with stakeholders, partners and subject matter experts. As part of this, the ADO is offering the Panel an opportunity to review and provide feedback on CCMP content and consultation material prior to wider public consultation. 

6.       Following this phase of targeted engagement, public engagement will take place between mid-August and late September 2019. Float time is allocated for further engagement between October and December 2019.

7.       Draft consultation material is attached to this memo to inform feedback. 

Context: CCMP Refresh Consultation

8.       The Auckland Plan provides the statutory vision for the city. It is structured around six Outcomes. Each of these contain further details via Directions and Focus Areas.

9.       The CCMP will apply its own Outcomes to Auckland city centre. A policy mapping exercise has linked the Auckland Plan Outcomes closely to the CCMP Outcomes.

10.     The Waterfront Plan will become an area plan; it will be consistent with CCMP and Auckland Plan goals, applying them specifically to the development of the waterfront, at a greater level of detail.

11.     Resolution number PLA/2019/62
MOVED by Chairperson C Darby, seconded by Mayor P Goff:
That the Planning Committee:
a) approve for public consultation the refresh of City Centre Masterplan content set out in paragraphs 36-61 of this report, starting in mid-August 2019.
b) delegate to the Chair and Deputy Chair of the Planning Committee and an Independent Māori Statutory Board member the power to correct any identified errors or minor edits, and to give effect to changes requested by the Committee at this meeting.
c) approve the proposed approach to public consultation from mid-August to late September 2019 on the City Centre Masterplan refreshed as outlined in Attachment A of the agenda report.
d) note that a refreshed City Centre Masterplan which will reflect public consultation, will be reported to the relevant committee for adoption in early 2020.
On 2 July 2019, the Planning Committee approved the consultation plan for the CCMP refresh, as set out in the resolution below:

12.     The 2 July 2019 Planning Committee report and minutes may be viewed via Infocouncil: http://infocouncil.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz/

13.     Throughout 2018 and 2019, ADO has engaged with elected members, subject matter experts, partners and stakeholders to shape the structure, direction and content of the refreshed CCMP. The intention is now to seek public input on the high-level outcomes, transformational moves and content of the CCMP, incorporating the Waterfront Plan.

14.     The consultation will allow the general public to have their say on the high-level content: between mid-August and late September 2019. All relevant information and documentation will be available online at https://www.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz/have-your-say.

15.     Before this, we would like to engage with parties who have shaped the content to-date. This includes the Seniors Panel. This is an opportunity for the Panel to shape the consultation material and ensure that it reflects existing feedback.

16.     The draft content for consultation is attached for review by Panel members. This can be used:

·    To inform discussions with ADO during the targeted engagement period

·    To inform a submission on the CCMP via Have Your Say

·    To inform discussions with interested parties so they can feed into public consultation via Have Your Say 

17.     If there are relevant items that the Panel wishes to discuss that are not covered here, please contact George Weeks or Philip Le Quesne using the following address: CityCentreMasterplan@aucklandcouncil.govt.nz

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ngā tūtohunga

Recommendation/s

That the Seniors Advisory Panel:

a)      note the proposed approach to the City Centre Master Plan refresh engagement

b)      scrutinise the attached draft consultation material:

i)        Transformational Moves brochure

ii)       City Centre Master Plan Transformational Moves text

iii)      City Centre Master Plan Outcomes text

iv)      A4E Overview for Consultation

v)      Consultation and Engagement timetable

c)      provide feedback (written or verbal) to Auckland Design Office at the panel’s meeting or before the end of July.

 

 

Ngā tāpirihanga

Attachments

No.

Title

Page

a

City Centre Master Plan Outcomes draft

15

b

City Centre Master Plan Transformational Moves draft

43

c

Consultation and Engagement timetable

59

d

Access for Everyone Overview draft

61

e

Transformational Moves brochure

69

     

Ngā kaihaina

Signatories

Author

George Weeks - Principal Urban Design

Authorisers

Ludo Campbell-Reid – General Manager - Auckland Design Office

John Nash – Lead Officer Support

 


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Te Tāruke-ā-Tāwhiri:  Auckland’s Climate Action Framework

File No.: CP2019/12971

 

  

 

Te take mō te pūrongo

Purpose of the report

1.       To provide an overview of the draft Te Tāruke-ā-Tāwhiri: Auckland’s Climate Action Framework for feedback and seek input from the Seniors Advisory Panel on the consultation approach with senior representative networks.  

Whakarāpopototanga matua

Executive summary

2.       In February 2018, the Environment and Community Committee approved the development of an integrated climate change action plan, addressing both the rising emissions in the region and the impacts of our changing climate (ENV/2018/11). The new plan will replace the Low Carbon Auckland plan from 2014.   

3.       In November 2018, the Environment and Community Committee endorsed Auckland’s reapplication for membership to the C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group, including the requirement to develop a climate plan consistent with the Paris Agreement aspiration of 1.5°C maximum temperature rise (ENV/2018/148).

4.       Since February 2018, Auckland Council has led the development of Te Tāruke-ā-Tāwhiri: Auckland’s Climate Action Framework, with extensive cross-sector collaboration.  This framework addresses emissions reduction for the region and impacts of our changing climate.  The consultation summary is Attachment A and the full framework is Attachment B.

5.       The draft framework was developed through strong collaboration with Mana Whenua, and with extensive consultation and evidence building including Climate Change Risk Assessments (CCRAs), emissions modelling and analysis of other leading cities’ climate action plans. The draft climate action framework has 11 key moves which speak to Auckland’s needs and address the future challenges it will face.

6.       The framework relies on collaboration between key stakeholders such as businesses, institutions, industry and community groups to work together to take action to reach our climate targets.

Consideration

7.       Climate change impacts, such as increased flooding, sea level rise, drought and temperature rise, will impact different communities to varying degrees, and it is critical that everyone is adequately supported and preparing for future climate change challenges. Socio-economic inequality is interwoven with cultural difference and diversity in Auckland, and it is likely climate change will exacerbate many of the socio-economic differences in communities. Certain risks, such as heat waves, are more significant to the senior demographic. This highlights the urgent need to address the future challenges of climate change and ensure communities and individuals are resilient.

8.       The severity of impacts in the future is directly influenced by on-going emissions and so the framework also sets a path towards net zero emissions by 2050.  

9.       The 11 key moves in the framework address both climate mitigation and adaptation with an aim to deliver the benefits fairly, focussing on protecting vulnerable communities. The key moves address a range of areas, from a resilient and healthy food supply to equitable mobility options. It is also critical that the transition to a net zero future is just and equitable. This involves strong collaboration with communities and sectors, ensuring that jobs, safe transport options, affordable healthy food and clean energy supplies are maintained and accessible to all. It is important that the framework enables and supports all communities.

Next Steps

10.     Public consultation for the Auckland Climate Action Framework is open from 17 July 2019 until 6 September 2019.

11.     After public consultation, the feedback will be compiled and presented back to the governing body.

 

Ngā tūtohunga

Recommendation/s

That the Seniors Advisory Panel:

a)      provide feedback on the Auckland Climate Action Framework

b)      provide recommendations on how we can best reach out to the Senior representative networks during public consultation.

 

 

 

Ngā tāpirihanga

Attachments

No.

Title

Page

a

Auckland Climate Action Framework Consultation Summary

107

b

Auckland's Climate Action Framework

131

     

Ngā kaihaina

Signatories

Author

Sarah Anderson - Principal Specialist Sustainability and Climate Resilence

Authorisers

Jacques  Victor - GM Auckland Plan Strategy and Research

John Nash – Lead Officer Support

 


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Age Friendly City - Update

File No.: CP2019/12606

 

  

 

Te take mō te pūrongo

Purpose of the report

1.       To receive an update on the age-friendly city initiative.

Whakarāpopototanga matua

Executive summary

2.       Rebecca Kruse, Principal Policy Analyst will be present to update the panel on the age-friendly city initiative.

 

Ngā tūtohunga

Recommendation/s

That the Seniors Advisory Panel:

a)      receive and thank Rebecca Kruse for her presentation regarding the age-friendly city initiative.

 

 

Ngā tāpirihanga

Attachments

There are no attachments for this report.     

Ngā kaihaina

Signatories

Author

Sandra Gordon - Senior Governance Advisor

Authoriser

John Nash – Lead Officer Support

 


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Seniors Advisory Panel - Members' Update

File No.: CP2019/12607

 

  

 

Te take mō te pūrongo

Purpose of the report

1.       To provide members of the Seniors Advisory Panel an opportunity to update the meeting with upcoming events and issues impacting senior communities.

Whakarāpopototanga matua

Executive summary

2.       Seniors Advisory Panel members will discuss issues impacting senior communities or highlight upcoming events which are of interest.

 

Ngā tūtohunga

Recommendation/s

That the Seniors Advisory Panel:

a)      receive the update about upcoming events and issues impacting senior communities.

 

 

Ngā tāpirihanga

Attachments

There are no attachments for this report.     

Ngā kaihaina

Signatories

Author

Sandra Gordon - Senior Governance Advisor

Authoriser

John Nash – Lead Officer Support

 


Seniors Advisory Panel

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End-of-term report 2016-2019 term

File No.: CP2019/12623

 

  

 

Te take mō te pūrongo

Purpose of the report

1.       To agree the final content and format of the end-of-term report.

Whakarāpopototanga matua

Executive summary

2.       All advisory panels complete an end-of-term report which summarises their key achievements during the term in relation to their work programme and other activities they have been involved in.

3.       At the closed-to-the-public meeting of the panel held on 17 June 2019, a draft report was discussed. 

4.       The report is attached to this report.

 

Ngā tūtohunga

Recommendation/s

That the Seniors Advisory Panel:

a)      approve the final content of the end-of-term report prior to it being submitted to Auckland Council.

 

 

 

Ngā tāpirihanga

Attachments

No.

Title

Page

a

Seniors Advisory Panel - end-of-year report for the 2016-2019 term

233

     

Ngā kaihaina

Signatories

Author

Sandra Gordon - Senior Governance Advisor

Authoriser

John Nash – Lead Officer Support

 


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Auckland Council Seniors Advisory Panel Report

2016 – 2019 Term

 

Ko au, Ko au, Ka Awatea

Light dawns, it is a new day

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2016-2019 term Seniors Advisory Panel Members
Top row, from left, Austin Kim (Principal Advisor – Panels), Roger Fowler, Mere Tunks,
Mihi Te Huia, Judy Blakey, Janet Clews (Chairman), Allison Dobbie (Lead Officer)
Bottom row, from left, Sonny Niha, David Wong-Hop (Deputy Chairman) and Joan Lardner-Rivlin

The route to Auckland Council seeking membership of the World Health Organisation’s (WHO’s) Global Network of Age-friendly Cities and Communities

Age-friendly Auckland / Tāmaki Makaurau Project

This project aims to create an Auckland / Tāmaki Makaurau that’s a great place to grow older; where everyone feels they belong and can participate.

The inaugural (2014-16) Panel members were disappointed that their advocacy requesting our city join the World Health Organisation’s (WHO’s) Global Network of Age-friendly Cities and Communities (WHO link) was not approved by the Governing Body.  At the September 2016 meeting of the Regional Strategy and Policy Committee, the vote was tied, and the chair used his casting vote to oppose the recommendation.  Instead, the council began work on the Investing in Aucklanders’ project.

A key goal of the current panel was to ask council to reconsider their September 2016 decision of declining to progress actions to join the WHO’s Global Network.  Panel members highlighted that central government’s Ministry of Social Development (MSD) recognises how the life course perspectives embedded in creating Age-friendly Cities and Communities reflect the vision and priorities of Aotearoa New Zealand’s Positive Ageing Strategy (MSD Super Seniors link).  Moreover, they noted that an Age-friendly Auckland / Tāmaki Makaurau would enable engagement opportunities to co-design safer environments with universal benefits for everyone.

On Friday 16 March 2018 the Seniors Advisory Panel held a community engagement forum in the Mount Eden War Memorial Hall, entitled Focus on the Future.  The forum agenda referenced the WHO’s Age-friendly Cities and Communities’ Policy Framework to facilitate engagement with older Aucklanders, and solicited their responses to assist the Panel formulate their feedback on the Auckland Plan and the Long-Term Plan.  Attended by over 90 seniors representing more than 50 organisations from across the region, the forum invitations targeted a wide range of ethnicities and included seniors who seldom participate in council’s engagement activities.  Head of Digital Solutions and Innovations at Auckland Libraries, Dr Greg Morgan, MC-ed the event, which included a line-up of speakers such as His Worship the Mayor, the Minister for Seniors, kaumātua, the Director of the Office for Seniors and futurist thinkers.  Participants were challenged to consider visionary options when offering feedback about urban environments across the region that their children and grandchildren would be inheriting, and potentially also inhabiting.

Hon. Tracey Martin (Minister for Seniors), Mayor Phil Goff and
Janet Clews (Seniors Advisory Panel Chairman) at the March 2018 forum.

Feedback from the March 2018 forum clustered around five priorities, which were incorporated into advice given to the joint Finance & Performance / Planning committee:

 

1             Housing

2             Respect and social inclusion

3             Transport

4th equal  Outdoor spaces and buildings; Social participation.

Whilst Housing and Transport were predominant concerns, social isolation and investment in services, facilities, and solutions which enable fairness and equity, social participation and inclusion were also dominant.  The message from the forum clearly articulated that the focus should be as much on sustaining the wellbeing of our city’s residents, as on infrastructure.

 

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WHO Age-friendly Policy Framework’s eight domains.

The Panel’s report concluded that given the WHO Age-friendly policy framework facilitates the co-creation of inclusive community contexts which are beneficial for everyone, Auckland Council should become an Age-friendly City.

Looking for appropriate images to advertise the forum, the Panel become aware of the lack of photographs depicting older citizens in the Auckland Council photo stock.  As a result, a Council photographer attended the community forum to capture the event, and offered the photos to Auckland Council.  Six of those photos were subsequently accepted by The Wire for inclusion in the Council’s photo stock, thus increasing the availability of photo stock reflecting the diversity of Auckland’s older citizens.

 

The Panel also created a Seniors Community contacts master list, which was offered as a resource to Auckland Council.  Auckland Council’s Age-friendly Project Team has used that master list to contact external stakeholders, when inviting them to participate in the Age-friendly community engagement events held around the region between April and July 2019.

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David Wong-Hop (Deputy                           Foreground: Panel members Sonny Niha,

Chairman) and Mayor Phil Goff                               Mere Tunks and Mihi Te Huia

The Decision

On the 10 July 2018 the Environment and Community Committee considered a report regarding Age-friendly Cities and resolved as follows:

That the Environment and Community Committee:

a)         acknowledge and thank the Seniors Advisory Panel for their presentation regarding Auckland joining the World Health Organisation (WHO) Global Network of Age-friendly Cities and Communities

b)         agree Option 2: the council maintains existing approach and invests some resources to seek membership of the WHO Global Network of Age-friendly Cities and Communities. Noting that all future implementation actions requiring financial decisions will be subject to Annual and Long-term Plan processes.

Advancing Auckland / Tāmaki Makaurau’s Age-friendly City Action Plan

Between 6-8 September Seniors Advisory Panel members attended the 2018 New Zealand Association of Gerontology’s (NZAG’s) The Mosaic of Ageing Conference, held at the Ellerslie Event Centre (NZAG link).  The Panel also secured sponsored exhibition space in the conference programme and at the venue.

In the light of the July 2018 decision that Auckland Council seek membership of the WHO’s Global Network of Age-friendly Cities and Communities, the Panel undertook a survey of NZAG Conference attendees.  Respondents were asked to select the top three policy domains they thought were the most important to make Auckland /Tāmaki Makaurau more age-friendly. The results of 27 respondents’ preferences aligned with the March 2018 Forum feedback, in that transport, housing, and respect and social inclusion emerged as the top priorities.  The survey results were shared with Auckland Council staff.

A Seniors Advisory Panel brochure was created to use at the 2018 NZAG conference, to introduce the Panel members and explain the Panel’s role and work programme priorities.  This brochure has also been used as a communication tool for members, when attending events or talking to others in the community and has been appended to this report at Appendix A.

 

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Panel Members at the 2018 NZAG Mozaic of Ageing Conference.

On Monday 29 October 2018 the Panel hosted a workshop for Seniors Advisory Panel representatives and Auckland Council staff, to learn from other agencies involved with Age-friendly city initiatives.  External agencies attending included representatives from Hamilton City (the first city in Aotearoa NZ and 400th to join the WHO global network of Age-friendly Cities and Communities), the Office for Seniors, and the AUT Centre for Active Ageing Research.

In March 2019 the Seniors Advisory Panel co-hosted a meeting with the Community Development and Safety Committee that considered the theme A Smart Age-friendly Auckland. Speakers included: Sir Bob Harvey who referred to the health and wellbeing benefits throughout our lives of ‘forest bathing’ and connecting with our natural environments; whilst University of Auckland Professor Elizabeth Broadbent explored the increasing role of technology in aged care, and brought along Paro, a seal robot used for companionship and/or calming people living with dementia; and Dr Greg Morgan reported how Auckland Library staff are assisting the development of digital literacy, especially amongst older Aucklanders.  The committee resolved to thank the Seniors Advisory Panel and presenters for their work in co-designing this session, and assisting the committee develop an understanding of the topic.

 

Janet Clews discovered Paro the robotic seal’s calming capabilities.

Auckland Council’s Age Friendly Project Team (AFPT)

Consulting with older residents to assemble an Age-friendly Action Plan for Auckland / Tāmaki Makaurau is an essential prerequisite to applying to join the WHO global network of Age-friendly Cities and Communities.  As a result an engagement strategy was devised by the Council’s AFPT, and nine community engagement events planned, to be held across the region over a period of four months in mid 2019.  The first of these events was held on 9 April 2019, in the Fickling Centre, with identified Age-friendly partners and stakeholders.  Those attending trialled the devised engagement strategy, which was designed to elicit from attendees what community priorities should be included in Auckland Council’s Age-friendly Action Plan?

In essence, the agenda of that first consultation event included:

 

·    discussing membership of the WHO’s Global Network of Age-friendly Cities and Communities

·    considering the AFPT’s proposed engagement approach to developing an Age-friendly action plan for the Auckland / Tāmaki Makaurau region

·    discussing key policy domains in the WHO’s Age-friendly policy framework (refer to the diagram on page 2), and possible actions associated with each domain for inclusion in the action plan

·    considering how to support the AFPT’s engagement processes to develop a robust and relevant action plan for the Auckland region.

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The cross-panels Age-friendly Community Consultation held on 30 April, 2019.

Each community consultation event focused on one of the eight WHO Age-friendly policy domains (refer to the diagram on page 2), in addition to a ninth domain, Diversity and Inclusion, which was added to reflect the ethnic diversity of Tāmaki Makaurau’s population.  Panel members attended a number of the events, as champions for these community conversations; and the Panel’s community forum budget was offered to support the costs associated with holding them.

On 13 June 2019 an Auckland Conversations event focussed on Making Auckland an Age-friendly City, which highlighted the need to accommodate and plan for future demographic changes in our region.  This event undoubtedly captured the attention of a broader audience, because of the associated live video feed and website with an archival video repository, a WHO Age-friendly Cities and Communities link that provided contextual details, in addition to a link to a Have your Say Age-friendly digital survey that closed on 5 July (refer Auckland Conversations link and Have your Say link).  Sir Bob Harvey led an informative panel discussion on the topic that included input from Janet Clews (Seniors Advisory Panel Chairman), Gloria Yaping Gao (Senior Manager, Social Services of the Chinese New Settlers Services Trust Foundation), Dr Elizabeth Broadbent (Professor of Health Psychology at The University of Auckland), Megan Tyler (Chief of Strategy, Auckland Council) and Glenn Wilcox (Deputy Chairman, Independent Māori Statutory Board).  Questions directed to the panel from on-line viewers and those at the Crowne Plaza venue mainly focussed on transport issues.

The AFPT have reported back to the Seniors Advisory Panel during the Panel’s regular cycle of meetings, to update and seek advice and guidance from members.  A report providing summary details of this engagement process is included in Appendix B.

 

General

The Panel’s Work Programme was shaped by the members’ shared vision for our city, which were identified in a workshop held at the start of this term.

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Austin Kim recorded Panel members’ shared vision for our city.

The Panel has provided advice and feedback throughout its term on over 30 pieces of work that both Auckland Council and outside organisations have sought (refer to the attached work programme in Appendix C for a full list).  This advice was often incorporated into discussion documents.  The bullet points below list examples which show the scope of advice and feedback the Panel has provided during this term:

·    Worked with the Disability Advisory Panel to bring to Auckland Transport’s attention the difficulties some residents would experience using the proposed K Road Mercury Lane entrance due to the steep incline;

·    collaborated with the Access Alliance and supported their work with the Minister for Disabilities to draft new accessibility legislation;

·    currently collaborating with the Disability Panel to work with Auckland Transport to prioritise overcoming the difficulties with the lift access from the car park to Town Hall;

·    provided insights into the prevalence of homelessness for seniors and asked to be involved in the development of the cross-sectoral homelessness strategy;

·    advised Water Utility Consumer Assistance Trust to ensure the Citizens Advice Bureau is promoting the fund, and that communities understand it is funded by Watercare;

·    assisted Volunteer Auckland with ideas about ways to encourage more people to volunteer;

·    offered advice to Auckland Transport about keeping older people safe when using bus connections and transitions;

·    supported the possibility of trialing access to free public transport, based on evidence from European cities such as Tallinn (Estonia) and Dunkirk (France), whilst remaining mindful that central government currently requires local government to meet 49% of the associated costs from fares (refer European Cities link). This was developed by member Roger Fowler, endorsed by the Panel, presented to the Public Tranport Accessibilty Group (PTAG) and then to senior Auckland Transport staff;

 

·    advised the community venue hire team on how to offer more elder-friendly operations that meet the needs of seniors around venue hire;

·    Mere Tunks’s enquiry about the lack of visibility of Te Tiriti o Waitangi in the Council Chambers, resulted in a framed copy of Te Tiriti being installed in the corridor at the entrance to the main chamber in the Town Hall building;

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Judy Blakey, Mihi Te Huia and Mere Tunks
examined the newly installed Te Tiriti o Waitangi.

·    offered advice on pensioner housing to the Haumaru joint venture between Auckland Council and the Selwyn Foundation (Haumaru Housing), and received a presentation on the way the company operates.  As a community housing provider Haumaru builds and manages tenancies, and is not a healthservice provider.  In light of the recent death of an Haumaru tenant, it is important to remain mindful of the reality that some older people simply do not welcome attention, and that such sad outcomes should never be used for political purposes.  The Mayor’s requested inquiry is the correct move;

·    were represented on the cross-panel working party to explore digital election possibilities and ways to increase voter turnout, while noting that seniors are more likely to vote;

·    worked with a Council Photographer on photo shoots to provide images for use in Council and Auckland Transport’s communications, in order to increase the visibility of older people;

·    ensured that vulnerable older people’s needs were included alongside those of children and pets in the Council’s draft Pathways to Preparedness Planning Framework for Recovery;

·    accepted invitations to attend Grey Power meetings with Mayor Goff;

·    22-25 May 2019 Dr Judy Blakey attended the International Association of Gerontology and Geriatrics - European Region (2019 IAGG-ER) Congress in Gothenburg (Sweden) in her personal capacity, where she presented a poster that revealed Auckland / Tāmaki Makaurau’s emerging Age-friendly narrative within our unique Polynesian context.


 

The Panel spoke to the joint Finance and Performance, and Planning Committees’ meeting held on 21 March 2018 in support of a targeted rate for clean water and harbours, as well as options to address Kauri dieback and other environmental protection. This supported the Panel’s work programme priority of “protecting our environment for future generations.”  (append report?)

Individual Panel members contributions

For Panel members to advise what they would like to add here

Finale

The Seniors’ Advisory Panel members appreciate the advice received from the Principal Advisor - Panels (Austin Kim, succeeded by Carol Hayward); the Lead Officer, (Allison Dobbie, succeeded by John Nash); and Deputy Lead Officer Cecily Dower, who has monitored the work programme and given practical support, sometimes outside of normal working hours.  The Panel’s Democracy Services’ governance advisors Luka Grbavac, Suad Allie and latterly, Sandra Gordon, have been approachable, supportive and patient.  The Panel is grateful to all these officers.  Thanks also go to liaison councillors Linda Cooper who was succeeded by Daniel Newman; and the chief liason coucillor Dr Cathy Casey.

The opportunity afforded to the panels to meet with the Executive Leadership Team and the Governing Body brought a new dimension to the work of the demographic panels, as the interactions allowed for frank but respectful dialogue.  This innovation demonstrated that the input from the panels was appreciated by both elected members and senior staff alike.

It is important to recognise the work of the AFP team led by Rebecca Kruse, which has the mandate to progress the Age-friendly City concept, and to thank all those officers for their work to date.  But there is still work to be done after the upcoming local body elections.  We hope the incoming Council will continue to use the demographic panels as part of their community engagement interactions, and that the Seniors Advisory Panel will be involved in deciding upon the type of governance body to advance and monitor the Age–friendly City work programme.

The Seniors’ Advisory Panel thanks Mayor Goff and the Governing Body for the opportunity to work with all these dedicated people to enhance the decision making process.  We look forward to the future with growing confidence that the rising numbers of seniors will be catered for in a sensible, cost-effective and more enlightened way, which is well understood and embeded in Councils principles and processes.

Appendix A (Seniors Advisory Panel brochure)

Appendix B (Rebecca Kruse Summary of Age-friendly engagement)

Appendix C (Panel’s Work Programme)


Seniors Advisory Panel

15 July 2019

 

 

Seniors Advisory Panel - Work Programme Update, 15 July 2019

File No.: CP2019/12608

 

  

 

Te take mō te pūrongo

Purpose of the report

1.       To receive an update on the Seniors Advisory Panel work programme for the 2018/19 financial year.

Whakarāpopototanga matua

Executive summary

2.       Cecily Dower, Deputy Lead Officer, will provide the panel with an update on the work programme for the 2018/19 financial year.

 

Ngā tūtohunga

Recommendation/s

That the Seniors Advisory Panel:

a)      receive an update on the work programme from Cecily Dower, Deputy Lead Officer.

 

 

Ngā tāpirihanga

Attachments

No.

Title

Page

a

Seniors Advisory Panel Work Programme - 15 July 2019

247

     

Ngā kaihaina

Signatories

Author

Sandra Gordon - Senior Governance Advisor

Authoriser

John Nash – Lead Officer Support

 



Seniors Advisory Panel

15 July 2019

 

 

 

SENIORS ADVISORY PANEL WORK PROGRAMME 2018-2019 (as at July 2019)

Priority areas for the Seniors Advisory Panel:  

·    better public transport services and more accessible options for senior citizens

·    quality mixed housing and urban design

·    more culturally diverse programmes

·    more engaging recreational and community spaces and activities

·    protecting our environment for the next generations

The Seniors Advisory Panel:

 

·    contributes to improving the outcomes for senior citizens and social cohesion as set out in the Auckland Plan

·    advises on council’s effective engagement with senior citizens

·    is focused on regional issues that have a high impact, aligned with the forward work programme of the Environment & Community Committee.

 

Council initiative

Description

Panel’s input

 

 

 

Auckland Plan Refresh

The Auckland Plan Refresh updates the council’s strategic direction for Auckland for the next 30 years.

The current Auckland Plan was adopted in 2012. The plan is now being refreshed,and will be clearer and more focused on the key issues.

 

·    Panel members attended the Auckland Plan Refresh integrated panel sessions on 26 April 2017 to advise on Refresh process.

·    The panel offered additional feedback to the Auckland Plan team in the May workshop. Staff organised community workshops with the stakeholders recommended by the panel. Memo sent to all panels on 22 September updating on targeted engagement and strategic framework.

·    Long Term Plan and Auckland Plan formal consultation processes and documents ran at the same time in February/March 2018. 

·    The chairperson attended 3 different sessions held on 3, 10 and 14 May 2018, to receive feedback and analysis from Auckland Plan Refresh consultation and to participate in discussion.

·    Panels presented their feedback to the joint F&P/Planning committee meeting on 21 March 2018.

·    The panels feedback during the early engagement phases provided valuable direction for the draft plan and its formal feedback during consultation, and input during the May 2018 workshops helped shape the final plan

·    The Auckland Plan 2050 was adopted by the Planning Committee on 5 June 2018, setting the direction for how Auckland will grow and develop over the next 30 years.   The final plan is the culmination of many months of work and extensive engagement with stakeholders and partners

·    Panel members are invited to attend an event on 9 August 2018 to formally launch the Auckland Plan 2050. 

 

Long-term Plan 2018-2028

The Long-term Plan sets out the priorities and funding for council activities that are planned over a 10-year period. It includes financial and non-financial information for the council and council-controlled organisations.

·    To advise on the needs and priorities of senior citizens

·    An integrated panel session was held on 30 October 2017. This feedback was incorporated into a presentation to the Finance and Performance Committee on 15 November.

·    The Mayoral Proposal was released on 29 November 2017.  The Long Term Plan and Auckland Plan formal consultation processes and documents ran at the same time in February/March 2018.  The panels presented their feedback to F&P/Planning committee on 21 March 2018.  Panel chairs received feedback and analysis from LTP consultation on 9 May 2018.

·    The 10-year Long Term Plan was approved at the Governing Body meeting held on 31 May 2018, which included the introduction of a Regional Fuel Tax

 

Engagement approach

The council is striving to achieve best community engagement processes and practices for engagement with senior citizens.

The panel will assist the development of the council’s comprehensive stakeholder lists for senior citizens.

The panel will provide advice related to council’s photo stock and the need to increase the range of images which reflect the diversity of Auckland’s older citizens

·    To offer feedback and advice to the Citizens and Engagement unit

·    To advise on the Auckland Council Engagement Guidelines for more effective engagement with senior citizens

·    The panel created a senior community contacts master list used to invite participants to the community forum – this was offered as a resource to Auckland Council.

·    An official photographer was invited to attend the Senior Advisor Panel Community event.  6 photos taken at the Community Forum have been accepted by The Wire for inclusion in the councils photo stock

·    The panel attended and exhibited at The Mosaic of Ageing Conference held on 6-8 September 2018.  27 conference attendees participated in a survey run by the panel regarding Auckland becoming a more Age Friendly City.  The results were shared with staff.

 

Community forums

The panel is entitled to organise one or more community forum(s) within an operating budget to engage with senior citizens on council’s substantial issues or issues important to the communities.

·    To design the panel’s community forum(s) to bring senior citizens to discuss council issues and/or issues important to senior citizens.

·    A successful Community Forum was held on Friday 16 March 2018, themed Focus on the Future – The Journey to (Planning for) Age Friendly Communities.  The panel received feedback from the forum participants which was included in the panels feedback to the joint Finance and Performance Committee and Planning Committee held on 21 March 2018. 

 

Tākaro – Investing in Play

The council seeks panel’s input to ensure that council’s investment in play is directed to where it can deliver the greatest value to the most people.

·    Jacqueline Fa’amatuainu-Pointon presented Investing in Play: Takaro Consultation Project on 21 August 2017, Analysis will take place over the next 2 months

·    The advice from the Seniors Panel was incorporated into the consultation summary report, together with feedback from other demographic advisory panels. The report was presented to the Environment and Community Committee in February 2018.

·    The draft investment plan is currently in development. Indicative timeframes for publication and consultation on the draft is now August-September, with a view to having a final version adopted by December.

·    Mace Ward, Parks, Sports and Recreation, and Garth Dawson, Leisure Operations presented to the 19 November 2019 panel meeting regarding Play for older people/engagement with seniors on active recreation.

 

Investing in Aucklanders

The Community and Social Policy Unit is starting a qualitative engagement process to elicit Aucklanders’ views on their lived experiences of inclusion and belonging, exclusion and social isolation. This work also focuses on barriers to participation and council’s role. The project will take a holistic approach to inclusion and will engage with a diverse range of population groups.

·    To help shape the engagement process, contribute a diverse set of perspectives throughout the process, and provide advice on wider community engagement

·    Further advisory panel engagement will be sought through several co-design phases and a summit in 2018.

·    On 25 September 2017, the panels attended an integrated panel session to advise on Investing in Aucklanders. Teena Abbey, Community Policy has completed a series of public engagement and consultation. Some panel members attended the stakeholder meeting held on 10 April 2018.

·    At the Environment and Community Committee held on 12 June 2018 approval was given to the start of up to five inclusion pilots to help Aucklanders feel an improved sense of belonging and participation.

·    Update

The Innovation Unit - a social enterprise dedicated to improving social connectedness, last year completed a co-design discovery process called Generations. This work identified insights and opportunities relating to social inclusion and loneliness of older people.

The insights gathered provide a solid foundation and pilot/prototyping setting for the next phase of the Investing in Aucklanders project.

Council is working with the Innovation Unit to prototype and test possible solutions that make a difference to older people feeling included and socially connected.

The innovation unit is taking a collective impact approach to this work involving other organisations such as Age Concern, AUT Centre for Active Ageing, Housing New Zealand Corporation and St John.

The findings from this prototyping /pilot phase will be completed by November 2019. The findings, insights and ideas for action will be fed into the age-friendly action plan as well as the wider Investing in Aucklanders pilot programme.

 


Housing and urban design

The council is developing its position and role on affordable housing including homelessness, and will engage with the panel on the development and implementation plan.

The panel seeks to understand and contribute to development planning related to mixed housing and urban and universal design guidelines, to help ensure these support strong local neighbourhoods which meet the needs of seniors.  

 

·    To advise on council’s policy approach to mixed and affordable housing and homelessness issues, including urban and universal design

·    On 16 October the affordable housing policy team attended the Open Panel meeting.  They would like to thank the Seniors panel for providing advice on the homelessness policy project and development of the regional, cross sectoral homelessness strategy. The team have commenced engagement with key stakeholders which includes government departments and service providers, along with advisory panels.  

·    This initial phase of engagement is to develop our understanding of where homelessness fits with the strategic priorities of government and other agencies.  We are also exploring how these agencies would like to be involved in the development of the strategy, and their ideas about mechanisms for collaboration and oversight.  Development of the strategy will commence early in 2018 centred around a methodology based on co-design and collective impact. 

·    The affordable housing policy team will continue to update the Seniors Panel on progress and seek further input through this process.

An integrated panel event on housing will be held with the Executive Leadership Team and Governing Body on Monday 29 July

 

Inclusive Auckland Framework

The council has developed a diversity and inclusion framework to guide council staff in working more inclusively and effectively with Auckland’s diverse populations.

·    To advise on council’s approach to working inclusively with diverse groups

·    Deborah James, Head of Diversity and Inclusion, attended the Senior Advisory Panel meeting on 18 September. 

·    On 17 May 2018, the panel chairs and deputy chairs had its first annual meeting with GB and ELT members. There were approx. 40 attendees including ten governing body members and six ELT members.

·    An integrated session was held on 8 November with the theme of Auckland Transport.  Shane Ellison, Chief Executive – Auckland Transport gave a presentation.  Approximately 33 panel members, 8 Governing Body members, and around 8 members of the Auckland Council Executive Lead Team members attended.

·    A further integrated session was held on 30 November 2018 with the theme of Becoming a smart city and including a year-end celebration

 

Auckland Transport

Auckland Transport is a Council Controlled

Organisation that delivers safe, innovative and sustainable transport for Auckland. The panel’s advice will focus on sustainable and accessible public transport that meets the needs of senior citizens

·    On 17 July 2017 the panel met AT staff and advised on overall issues and challenges senior citizens have with the public transport system.

·    AT staff will seek advice on bus network redesign, hop and gold card and cycle/walk ways

·    AT staff attended the 16 October 2017 panel meeting to discuss the Super Gold card.

·    The Panel were concerned about the design of the K-Road station for City Rail Link. At the 18 September 2017 meeting, the Panel provided advice to City Rail Link Ltd staff who were invited to present on the design of the City Rail Link (CRLL) K-Road Station Project.  The panel were particularly concerned with the Mercury Lane incline from the K-Road station.

·    Auckland Transport presented to the 20 November 2017 meeting on Karangahape Road Streetscape.

·    Auckland Transport attended the June 2018 panel meeting to update on the Central Bus Network changes

·    At the Governing Body meeting on 26 July 2018, an item was considered entitled City Rail Link: approval for change of project scope to provide additional future capacity.  Accessibility of the K-Road station design was discussed.

·    On 19 November 2018, AT presented on the Regional Public Transport Plan and the panel provided feedback.

 

Environment and open space

Council is responsible for managing many aspects of Auckland’s natural environment, including air and water quality, beaches, forests and open spaces, and waste management.

The panel is aware of a generational responsibility to protect and improve the environment and open spaces for future generations, in particular by applying Te Ao Maori values and approaches. The panel contributes to environmental initiatives that improve public open spaces and protect our environment.

·    To advise on Council’s approach to environmental and open space protection, including reduction of plastic waste and kauri dieback.

·    The panel provided advice to the joint Finance and Performance, and Planning Committee meeting held on 21 March 2018 which supported a targeted rate for clean water and harbours as well as options to address Kauri dieback and other environmental protection.

·    On 31 May 2018, the Governing Body approved a water quality targeted rate to clean up Auckland's waterways and beaches and a natural environment targeted rate to fund pest and disease control

·    Restrictions are now in place for many tracks in the Waitākere Ranges and other areas due to the kauri dieback.

 

Public Safety and Nuisance Bylaw Review

The council is reviewing the Public Safety and Nuisance Bylaw. Main areas of the bylaw for panels’ advice include begging, car window washing and fireworks amongst many other issues.

·    The panel advised on the Public Safety and Nuisance Bylaw Review in May 2017

·    The engagement period for the bylaw review ended on Friday 30 June 2018. All feedback received and research undertaken during the engagement period were collated and a findings report was presented to the Regulatory Committee.

·    The Bylaw contains 49 issues.  Decisions on these issues were undertaken from March to June 2018. 

·    The Public Safety and Nuisance Bylaw 2013 statement of proposal was adopted for public consultation at the Governing Body meeting held on 27 September 2018. 

Advisory Panels were invited to provide input into the Public Safety and Nuisance Bylaw review process last year. The

Closing the loop - Governing Body, at its meeting in March 2019, adopted amendments to the Public Safety and Nuisance Bylaw 2013, Animal Management Bylaw 2015 and Traffic Bylaw 2015 which include:

·    leaving or storing items in public places be amended to make the bylaw clearer about what items cannot be stored in public places

·    aggressive or intimidating behaviour around begging be removed to make the behaviours expected from all Aucklanders in public places clearer

·    nuisance and safety issues relating to drones be amended to specifically regulate the reckless use of drones

·    controls on set-netting be amended to increase transparency around decision-making for recreational fishing controls

·    the ban on setting off fireworks in public places be retained

·    issues are addressed in existing legislation and other bylaws where appropriate to make the bylaw easier to understand.

 

Auckland to consider becoming an Age Friendly City as part of the World Health Organisation’s Global Network.

The panel would like to encourage Auckland to become an Age Friendly City.  At present the council is working on the Investing in Aucklanders’ project.  The panel feels that becoming an Age Friendly City would not detract from this project

The 10 July 2018 Environment and Community Committee considered a report regarding Age Friendly Cities and resolved as follows:

That the Environment and Community Committee:

a)    acknowledge and thank the Seniors Advisory Panel for their presentation regarding Auckland joining the World Health Organisation Global Network of Age-friendly Cities and Communities

b)    agree Option 2: the council maintains existing approach and invests some resources to seek membership of the WHO Global Network of Age-friendly Cities and Communities. Noting that all future implementation actions requiring financial decisions will be subject to Annual and Long-term Plan processes.

·    The panel co-hosted the 21 March 2019 Community Development and Safety Committee meeting with a theme of A Smart Age-friendly Auckland.

·    A successful Age friendly partners & stakeholder workshop was held on 9 April 2019

·    An integrated panel workshop was held on 30 April 2019 on Age-friendly – the purpose was to develop a region-wide cross-sector age-friendly action plan

·    An Auckland Conversation age-friendly event will be held in June 2019 – details TBC

·    9 Age-friendly Auckland Project Community Engagements events were held throughout the region, with each concentrating on one of the 9 domains throughout May and June 2019.

 

Draft Strategy for an Ageing Population.

Auckland Council is making a submission to the Office for Seniors - Ministry of Social Development on the draft ageing Strategy Better Later Life – He Oranga Kaumātua 2019 to 2034

Drop-in session on Wednesday 22 May 2019 open to all elected members, Independent Māori Statutory Board members, and Advisory Panel members and is an opportunity to provide feedback directly to staff on the council’s draft submission. Feedback can also be made by email


 

Advice on council’s effective engagement with senior citizens

Regional Facilities Auckland

17/7/17 –  provided feedback on the ways that Regional Facilities Auckland can take account of the senior community.

Paul Brewer, Chief Operating Officer of RFA

Auckland Council’s Response to Homelessness

16/10/17 – provided insights into the prevalence of homelessness for seniors and asked to be involved in the development of the cross-sectoral homelessness strategy.

Kimberley Howell, Policy Analyst, Affordable Housing

Voter Participation Initiative

20/11/17 – provided advice regarding their experience and barriers to participation for the 2016 Auckland local body elections

Katie Watson, Senior Advisor, Voter Participation

Universal Design Tool

19/2/18 – provided advice on the Universal Design Tool and advised Roger and Judy would alternate at the Universal Design Forum meetings

Elise Copeland, Principal Specialist

Water Utility Consumer Assistance Trust

19/2/18 – provided advice regarding the WUCAT to ensure CAB is promoting it and that communities understand it is funded by Watercare

Heather Nicholson, WUCAT

Volunteering Auckland

16/4/18 –  provided advice to Cheryll on ways to encourage more people to volunteer.

Cheryll Martin, GM Volunteering Auckland

Harboursport

21/5/18 –  provided advice regarding the livestonger website and programme

Kerri Moran, Community Strength and Balance Manager

Library Mobile Services

21/5/18 – provided advice regarding an expanded regional mobile library and access service

Darryl Soljan, Head of Community Libraries

Emergency Management – Disaster Recovery (EDMR)

21/5/18 – provided advice regarding disaster recovery

Lucy Benge and Wayne Browne, Auckland Emergency Management

Central Bus Network

18/6/18 – provided advice around safety regarding transitions and connections (lighting etc)

Sanjana France and Carla Norris, Auckland Transport

Auckland Climate Action Plan

16/7/18 – provided advice regarding the action plan

Alex Tang and Lauren Simpson, Chief Sustainability Office

Kia Whai Whare Tatou Katou: Regional, cross sectoral homelessness plan for Auckland

16/7/18 – provided feedback on the plan and agreed to attend the engagement event in August/September

Kimberley Howell and Peter Chaudry, Affordable Housing

Community Venue Hire

20/8/18 – Panel members requested further information on community venue hire, and provided advice on how council could more meet the needs of seniors in this space

Kevin Marriott, Manager Community Places

Cemeteries and Crematoria Bylaw

20/8/18 – Council is reviewing the Cemeteries and Crematoria Bylaw and code of practise.  Staff consulted with panel members regarding the bylaw

Julie Harker and Bonny Apps, Policy Analysts, Social Policy & Bylaws

Elections

20/8/18 – Janet Clews and Judy Blakey will be the representatives on the cross panel working group with Joan Lardner-Rivlin as backup, which met on 31/10/18

Katie Watson, Senior Advisor & Jeanette Johnston, Manager Election Planning

Generations – Insights and opportunities

17/9/18 – provided feedback and offered to utilise their networks for connectiveness

Emily Preston, Senior Project Lead – Innovation Unit

Haumaru Housing

15/10/18 – the panel asked questions and provided feedback

Gaby Clezy, Chief Executive Officer

Co-ordinated approach to welfare in emergencies

15/10/18 – Discussion re the assistance provided to Aucklanders following the April 2018 storm and the panel agreed to provide feedback

Kerri Maxwell, Principal Advisor – Strategy & Partnerships, Auckland Council

Dr Jocelyn Peach, Waitematā District Health Board

Catherine Cooper, Head of Resilience and Welfare

Accessibility Legislations

19/11/18 – panel recommended to GB (via Cr Newman) to requested central government to commit to enact national accessibility legislation

Janet Clews, Chairperson, Senior Advisory Panel

Review of Auckland’s Signage Bylaw 2015

19/11/18 – provided advice on the bylaw

Catherine Temple, Social Policy and Bylaws

Auckland Transport - Regional Public Transport Plan

 

19/11/18 – received a presentation and provided feedback.  All feedback received from the public and other interest groups has since been analysed and used to help us inform the plan. The plan was approved  by the AT Board at the 12 February Board and is now available at https://at.govt.nz/rptp

Andrew McGill, Integrated Network Planning Manger

Demographic Advisory Panels Review

18/2/19 – provided feedback to RIMU staff regarding the Advisory Panel Review

Jesse Allpress, Senior Researcher Social, Research and Evaluation – RIMU and Dina Dosmukhambetova

City Centre Masterplan

18/2/19 – provided feedback and suggested officers look at the age friendly city initiative

Cam Perkins, Principal Urban Designer and Philip Le Quesne, Senior Project Manager – Auckland Design Office

Auckland Council – Maori Library Services

18/3/19 – received a presentation

Judith Waaka, Maori Library 2018Services

 

Consultation on increasing Aucklander’s participation in sport investment plan

18/3/19 – provided feedback on the draft plan.  Judy provided detailed feedback around imagery

Ruth Woodward and Nancy Chu from Community and Social Policy

Auckland Emergency Management – current items of work

18/3/19 – provided feedback which suggested items to be included in the planning framework

David Murphy and Wayne Brown from Auckland Emergency Management

Our Water Future; A Discussion Document

18/3/19 – provided feedback on the discussion document

Andrew Chin and Wayne Brown from Auckland Emergency Management

Emergency co-ordination Centre

15/4/19 – the panel held their informal meeting at the emergency co-ordination centre. A tour and explanation of the centre was given.

Catherine Cooper, Head of Resilience and Welfare

Diversity and Inclusion – Council Controlled Organisations Board Initiative.

15/4/19 – provided advice around how to improve the diversity of board members on Council Controlled Organisations.  The Panel also provided feedback regarding the Inclusive Auckland Framework.  A refresh of the document is planned for later in 2019, which will include reference to the Age Friendly Cities agenda as well as addressing other issues identified by the panel e.g. inconsistencies to Matariki.

Deborah James and Nathaniel Yalimaiwai, Diversity and Inclusion

Elections 2019 – Programme Update

20/5/19 – provided advice on additional events, ensuring a staff member who can speak te reo at events targeting Māori and expressing concern that young people are not educated regarding voting

Natalia Tropotova, Senior Advisor – Voter Participation

Auckland Safe Communities Accreditation

20/5/19 – suggested options to improve community taking up safety initiatives by including stakeholders such as Netsafe, Grey Power, Māori wardens, unions

Wayne Levick, Project Manager, Safe Communities

 



Seniors Advisory Panel

15 July 2019

 

 

Chair's Report - Seniors Advisory Panel, 15 July 2019

File No.: CP2019/12996

 

  

 

Te take mō te pūrongo

Purpose of the report

1.       To provide an update on any items of interest, and discuss items of relevant significance to the Seniors Advisory Panel’s work.

Whakarāpopototanga matua

Executive summary

2.       The chair will give a verbal update.

 

Ngā tūtohunga

Recommendation/s

That the Seniors Advisory Panel:

a)      note the update from the Chair.

 

 

Ngā tāpirihanga

Attachments

There are no attachments for this report.     

Ngā kaihaina

Signatories

Author

Sandra Gordon - Senior Governance Advisor

Authoriser

John Nash – Lead Officer Support.