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, 20 August 2019 at 4.00pm.

 

present

 

Chairperson

George Wood, CNZM

 

Deputy Chairperson

Dr Grant Gillon

 

Members

Mike Cohen, QSM, JP

 

 

Jennifer McKenzie

 

 

Jan O'Connor, QSM

 

 

Mike Sheehy

 

 

ABSENT

 

 

 

 

 

 

ALSO PRESENT

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

IN ATTENDANCE

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Devonport-Takapuna Local Board

20 August 2019

 

 

 

1          Welcome

 

2          Apologies

  

There were no apologies.

 

3          Declaration of Interest

 

There were no declarations of interest.

 

4          Confirmation of Minutes

 

Resolution number DT/2019/22

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 16 July 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 – Bayswater Environment Action Committee

 

Trish Deans, Sandra Allen, Phillip Moll, Lynn Potter, Nerida Cath and Emma Davis  of Bayswater Environment Action Committee were in attendance to address the board in relation to item 11 of the agenda report.

 

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

 

Resolution number DT/2019/134

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

That the Devonport-Takapuna Local Board:

a)        receive the presentation from Bayswater Environment Action Committee and thank them for their attendance.

CARRIED

 

Attachments

a     20 August 2019 - Item 9.1 Public Forum Bayswater Environment Action Committee - Presentation  

 

9.2

Public Forum – Iain Rea - Panuku Unlock Takapuna

 

Iain Rea was in attendance to address the board in support of this item.

 

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

 

Resolution number DT/2019/135

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

That the Devonport-Takapuna Local Board:

a)        receive the presentation from Iain Rea and thank him for his attendance.

 

CARRIED

 

Attachments

a     20 August 2019 - Item 9.2 Public Forum Iain Rea - Presentation  

 

 

10        Extraordinary Business

 

There was no extraordinary business.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

11

Patuone Boardwalk

 

Cherie Veza, Mark Culpan of Community Facilities and Andrew McKenzie of Stellar Projects were in attendance in support of this item.

 

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

Deputy Chairperson G Gillon moved an amendment to the original recommendation as follows:

a)         prefers hoggin to concrete as the preferred surface for the Patuone walkway where possible.

b)         does not support the renewal of the Patuone walkway as a commuter cycling link and requests that the concept plan be amended to investigate barriers to discourage commuting cyclists.

c)         requests that storm water outlet improvements and  associated storm water improvements be investigated as part of an amended concept plan

d)         requests that the options identified in resolutions a) through c) above be costed and reported back to the local board as part of an amended concept plan.

e)         supports the use of timber boardwalk for the Patuone walkway where hoggin is unsuitable.

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 J McKenzie

Member M Sheehy

Chairperson G Wood

Abstained

The chair exercised their casting vote against so the motion was declared LOST.

                                                            LOST

 

Resolution number DT/2019/136

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

The Chairperson put the substantive motion.

That the Devonport-Takapuna Local Board:

a)         approve Option One: Part alignment across the mangroves at a cost of $2,600,000, as it provides walkway users a different experience and is the most economical way to provide this link, as shown in the concept plan provided as Attachment A to the agenda report.

CARRIED

 

Note:   Pursuant to Standing Order 1.8.6, Deputy Chairperson G Gillon, Member M Cohen             and Member J O’Connor requested that their abstaining votes be recorded.

 

12

Auckland Transport Monthly Update - August 2019

 

Resolution number DT/2019/137

MOVED by Member M Cohen, seconded by Member J McKenzie:  

That the Devonport-Takapuna Local Board:

a)      receive the Auckland Transport August 2019 monthly update report and thank Marilyn Nicholls for her presentation.

b)      request Auckland Transport to institute defensive cycling courses for school students in the local board area.

CARRIED

13

Auckland Film Protocol consultation feedback and recommended changes

 

Marie Jenkins and Coreen Adamson were in attendance via electronic link to address the board in support of this item.

 

Resolution number DT/2019/138

MOVED by Deputy Chairperson G Gillon, seconded by Member J McKenzie:  

That the Devonport-Takapuna Local Board:

a)      receive a summary of consultation feedback on the draft Auckland Film Protocol

b)      provide the following feedback on the proposed draft Auckland Film Protocol;

             i.        that the protocol puts in place more mechanisms to reduce the impact of filming on community use of public space, including streets; and

            ii.        that the protocol puts in place more mechanisms to minimise the impact of filming on planned events scheduled in public open spaces, including sufficient time being provided to prevent stress on public open spaces, reserves and beaches; and

           iii.        requests that the permit timeframe is increased to 5-7 working days, which is identified as option 2b to the agenda report.

c)      note that local board feedback will be included in a report to the Environment and Community Committee in September 2019, seeking approval for the proposed changes to the draft Auckland Film Protocol.

CARRIED

 

Note:   Member M Cohen left the meeting at 5.31pm

            Member J McKenzie left the meeting at 5.33pm

            Member M Cohen returned to the meeting at 5.35pm

Member J McKenzie returned to the meeting at 5.35pm

Member M Sheehy left the meeting at 5.36pm

Member M Sheehy returned to the meeting at 5.38pm

 

14

Third party partnership opportunities for sport and recreation provision

 

Laura Bertelsen was in attendance to address the board in support of this item.

 

Resolution number DT/2019/139

MOVED by Deputy Chairperson G Gillon, seconded by Member J McKenzie:  

That the Devonport-Takapuna Local Board:

a)      approve the Devonport-Takapuna Third-Party Opportunities Study (presented as Attachment A to the agenda report) to assist the local board in making decisions to improve their network of sport and recreation facilities.

b)      recommend that the incoming local board post-election in October 2019 consider consulting the community on third party partnership opportunities as part of the 2020-2023 local board plan, which may assist the local board in advocating for additional funding to help implement any identified partnership opportunities.

c)      note that any agreement with potential partners would be constructed with the board’s and council’s interests in mind, and that any potential agreement will be discussed with the board prior to completion.

CARRIED

 

Note:   The meeting adjourned at 5.59pm and reconvened at 6.03pm.

            All members of the meeting were present.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

15

Devonport- Takapuna BMX Service Assessment

 

George McMahon was in attendance to address the board in support of this item.

 

Resolution number DT/2019/140

MOVED by Member J McKenzie, seconded by Member M Cohen:  

That the Devonport-Takapuna Local Board:

a)      adopt the BMX service assessment (refer to Attachment A of the agenda report) as a framework for future development and detailed investigation, as funding becomes available.

b)      confirm the site of the BMX pump track at Woodall Park as referenced in Attachment A to the agenda report.

c)      note that the next steps for the BMX pump track are as follows:

             i.        councils Investigation and Design Team will explore the implementation of the BMX concept plan at Woodall Park, which is included as an approved project in the boards 2019/2020 Community Facilities work programme; and

            ii.        detailed design and resource consenting would be the next steps prior to developing agreement for how the BMX pump track will be delivered, noting that approval of detailed design will be required from the local board in due course.

d)      thank Devonport Rotary Members and Member Mike Cohen for their efforts in           advancing the BMX pump track.

CARRIED

 

16

Sunnynook Wheeled Sports Service Assessment

 

George McMahon was in attendance to address the board in support of this item.

 

Resolution number DT/2019/23

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

That the Devonport-Takapuna Local Board:

a)      adopt the Sunnynook Wheeled Sports service assessment as presented in Attachment A to the agenda report as a framework for future development and detailed investigation, as funding becomes available.

b)      recommend that the incoming local board post-election in October consider consulting the community on potential options as part of the 2020-2023 local board plan, which may assist the local board in advocating for additional funding to help implement any identified projects.

c)      thank officers and key community stakeholders for their efforts in advancing the wheeled sports service assessment.

CARRIED

 

 

 

 

17

Park naming at Oliver Reserve, situated at 44 Kawerau Avenue, Narrow Neck

 

George McMahon was in attendance to address the board in support of this item.

 

Resolution number DT/2019/142

MOVED by Chairperson G Wood, seconded by Member J McKenzie:  

That the Devonport-Takapuna Local Board:

a)      invite mana whenua to provide a Māori name and narrative for the reserve situated at 44 Kawerau Avenue, Narrow Neck, in line with the Te Kete Rukuruku approach to park naming.

b)      note that if through engagement with mana whenua, a name and narrative is gifted for this site, it will be adopted by the local board to enrich the story of this park, and support the Māori language to be visible, heard, spoken and learnt.

c)      note that as the park was previously named Kawerau Avenue Reserve by the Devonport Borough Council, this name will be considered by mana whenua during the engagement process.

CARRIED

 

 

18

Local Board feedback on proposed Tūpuna Maunga Integrated Management Plan Strategies

 

Resolution number DT/2019/143

MOVED by Chairperson G Wood, seconded by Member J McKenzie:  

That the Devonport-Takapuna Local Board:

a)         support the opportunity to share knowledge and the story of the Tūpuna Maunga to increase understanding of the significance of these sites that are sacred to mama whenua 

b)        support opportunities to partner with the local community, volunteers and education providers to develop and grow relationships leading to the maunga becoming central hubs for surrounding communities which facilitates the sense of connection between people and the Tūpuna Maunga

c)         support development of a programme of engagement and special events that encourages community participation and a growing understanding of the physical, social and cultural aspects of the Tūpuna Maunga environment.

d)        request collaboration with other community organisations in the area when planning events to ensure that consideration of the timing of each other’s events can be accommodated whenever possible and take advantage of the existing community networks to promote events and their resulting learning opportunities.

e)         support the principles of the design strategy, particularly those which will assist in the maintenance, enhancement and restoration of the maunga

f)          support the removal of infrastructure that contributes to negative impacts on the ecology and visual amenity of the maunga

g)        request input from the local board prior to decommissioning and removal of any asset or structure that is well used or valued by the local community

h)        support the use of materials and design that will minimise visual impacts and maintain the pre-eminence of the tihi (summit) of the maunga

i)          request that local community organisations, particularly volunteer groups, be given opportunities to participate in planting and revegetation projects on the maunga.

j)          support the aim to protect remaining taonga (treasures) through the identification, protection and enhancement of indigenous species including threatened plant and animal species already present on the Tūpuna Maunga

k)         support efforts to recover what has been lost i.e. restoring the indigenous biodiversity of the maunga including water courses, springs, lava flows and forest remnants

l)          support the aim to develop a kaitiaki regime to ensure knowledge of biodiversity and best management practices are gathered, developed and passed on.

m)       support utilising vegetation in restoration areas and predator proof methods to support and enhance fauna, flora and cultural values

n)        support the removal of pest plant and animal species using effective, humane and ERMA (the Environmental Risk Management Authority) approved methods

o)        requests that community organizations and volunteers in the area involved in pest management be invited to share knowledge, techniques that can then be passed on and used in the wider community

p)        support the provision or renewal of recreation facilities that reflect the Mana Whenua values and celebrate important features of the maunga and that represent and embody cultural, spiritual, heritage and ecological values, and look forward to examples of how this would be achieved.

q)        support the development of new paths, walkways and facilities that accommodate all ages and abilities.

r)         welcomes the opportunity to work with the Tūpuna Maunga Authority in making decisions on future recreation activities on the maunga

s)         support the role Tūpuna Maunga can play in encouraging active, healthy lifestyles and requests that opportunities be explored with the local board and council staff to assist in meeting this objective

t)          acknowledges that commercial use and sponsorship opportunities that assist in the protection, restoration and enhancement of the Tūpuna Maunga values will be explored. However, requests that valued community organisations that currently hold community lease arrangements including the Depot, The Michael King Writers Centre, the North Shore Play center Association and the North Shore Folk Music Club be supported and continue to be  treated as valued not for profit organisations.

u)        support the limitation of opportunities for tourist operators on high density maunga and request that consideration of the impact of tourism enterprise on the wider community be considered e.g. parking on adjacent residential streets.

v)         request that when reviewing the current commercial activities being undertaken on the maunga that consideration is given to the wider community view whenever possible.

w)       support the review and monitoring of each of the strategies adopted and request that the local board be given an opportunity to provide feedback if any of the strategies are to be changed

CARRIED

 

 

 

 

 

19

Local Board Annual Report 2018/2019

 

Resolution number DT/2019/144

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

That the Devonport-Takapuna Local Board:

a)      adopt the 2018/2019 Devonport-Takapuna Local Board Annual Report as set out in Attachment A.

b)      note that any proposed changes will be clearly communicated and agreed with the Chairperson before the report is submitted for adoption by the Governing Body by 26 September 2019.

c)      note that the draft 2018/2019 Devonport-Takapuna Local Board Annual Report (refer to Attachment A to the agenda report) will remain confidential until after the Auckland Council group results for 2018/2019 are released to the New Zealand Stock Exchange which are expected to be made public by 30 September 2019.

CARRIED

 

Note:   Pursuant to Standing Order 1.8.6, Member M Cohen requested that his dissenting             vote against clause a) be recorded.

 

20

Chairpersons' Report

 

Documents were tabled. Copies have been placed on the official minutes and are available on the Auckland Council website as minutes attachments

 

Resolution number DT/2019/145

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

That the Devonport-Takapuna Local Board:

a)         receives and notes the letter dated 15 August 2019,with attachments reports relating to analysis of sediment , from the chairman of the Milford Mariners Inc.;

b)        receives a copy of the November 2015 Devonport-Takapuna Local Board report entitled ““Wairau Estuary Sediment Management;”

c)         receives a copy of a report to the General Manager of Healthy Waters, dated 4 November 2017, requesting a meeting over the Wairau Creek and Milford Estuary;

d)        requests further information from Healthy Waters relating to the setting up of a community response group to work with the D-T LB and Healthy Waters, on an ongoing basis, “to monitor and review the condition of the Wairau Creek and to find and implement solutions that comply with the Milford Centre Plan in improving and rehabilitating the natural environment” – see resolution number DT/2015/226.

e)         requests to know from Healthy Waters the results of the high level Contaminant Load Modelling to better understand the sources of contaminants (including sediment) entering the Wairau Estuary and Milford Marina – see paragraph b) iv) of resolution number DT/2015/226;

f)          notes the role and function that the Milford Mariners Inc. are performing in removing injurious metals and other substances from the contaminated Wairau Creek water before it flows down the channel out to Milford beach and asks Healthy Waters to work closely with the Milford Mariners Inc.;

g)        requests further information on the recommendation to development a sedimentation control pond in the AF Thomas Park near the North Shore Events Centre; and

h)        requests to know details of what systems Auckland Transport and New Zealand Transport Agency have in place to purify water that is running off roads and parking areas in the large Wairau Creek catchment area.

i)          receive the email from Mr. David Schnauer requesting that a group known as Guardian of Lake Pupuke North be set up to manage an area along the shoreline of Lake Pupuke.

j)          request that staff provide advice, including working with local residents to determine costings and implications for the Northern Lake Pupuke Committee proposal and report this to the next local board to help inform 2020/2021 work programme discussions.

k)         request that staff provide an update to community stakeholders on the Lake Pupuke North walkways project, as the change in scope may have an impact on Northern Lake Pupuke Committee proposal.

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

 

CARRIED

 

Note:   Pursuant to Standing Order 1.8.6, Member J O’Connor requested that her dissenting             vote against clause g) be recorded.

 

Attachments

a     Chairperson George Wood Report - August 2019

b     20 August 2019 - Item 15 Chairpersons Report - Wairau Estuary Sediment Management Report

c    20 August 2019 - Item 15 Chairpersons Report - George Wood Letter to Healthy Waters

d    20 August 2019 - Item 15 Chairpersons Report - Milford Mariner Inc Letter to George Wood

e     20 August 2019 - Item 15 Chairpersons Report - David Schnauer Email to George Wood

f     20 August 2019 - Item 15 Chairpersons Report - David Schnauer Email to George Wood Attachment  

 

21

Elected Members' Reports

 

Documents were tabled. Copies have been placed on the official minutes and are avaliable on the Auckland Council website as a minutes attachment.

 

Resolution number DT/2019/146

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

That the Devonport-Takapuna Local Board:

a)         receive the ‘Takapuna Civic Space and Public Realm Study’ document tabled by Member O’Connor.

b)        receive and thank member O’Connor for her written report.

CARRIED

 

Resolution number DT/2019/147

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

That the Devonport-Takapuna Local Board:

c)         request that the Board is provided an answer to the following regarding the installation of new bollards on Woodall Reserve;

                   i.          Where and whom was the authority for this new project being the bollards just being installed now on the car park side?

                  ii.          When was it decided?

                 iii.          Why was the “no parking on the grass signs” installed 3 weeks ago (in July)

                 iv.          What changed to initiate this further work?

                  v.          Why was the concerns of a Board Member completely ignored and in fact further inflamed the situation

                 vi.          What was the cost of this new addition?

               vii.          What was the cost of the bollards on the street side?

              viii.          Given not a renewal when did the funds come from?”

 

d)        request that if the process followed by Auckland Council is less than satisfactory then the Council and Local Board engage with the Wakatere Boating Club and local residents to determine what achieves the best outcome namely: having bollards around the grass area abutting the t-junction of Old Lake(Vauxhall) and Wairoa roads or returning the area and allowing  its traditional many decades use in order to help reduce the pressure on the Woodall Park parking area and surrounding streets especially for boat trailers.

 

CARRIED

 

Resolution number DT/2019/148

MOVED by Member M Cohen, seconded by Member J McKenzie:  

That the Devonport-Takapuna Local Board:

e)         seek an urgent response as to which Authority is responsible, for the health and safety of the general public when they are using public space (eg footpath) abutting a property that is removing or otherwise working with asbestos.

 

f)          are informed as to what measures and policies does this Authority have to ensure that the public is both aware and sufficiently protected from the harm that could arise from the removal and or working with asbestos on a property when the public are using nearby public space.

CARRIED

 

Resolution number DT/2019/149

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

That the Devonport-Takapuna Local Board:

g)        receive and thank member M Cohen for his written report.

CARRIED

 

Attachments

a     20 August 2019 - Item 21 Elected Member Reports - Jan O'Connor Report

b     20 August 2019 - Item 21 Elected Member Reports - Takapuna Civic Space and Public Realm Study by Jan McCredie

c    20 August 2019 - Item 21 Elected Member Reports - Mike Cohen Report

 

22

Ward Councillors Update

 

The Ward Councillors were not in attendance for this item.

 

23

Devonport-Takapuna Local Board - Record of Worshops July 2019

 

Resolution number DT/2019/150

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

That the Devonport-Takapuna Local Board:

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

CARRIED

 

 

24

Governance Forward Work Calendar

 

Resolution number DT/2019/151

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

That the Devonport-Takapuna Local Board:

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

 

CARRIED

 

 

25        Consideration of Extraordinary Items

 

There was no consideration of extraordinary items.   

 

 

 

 

7.16  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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