Devonport-Takapuna Local Board

 

OPEN MINUTES

 

 

 

Minutes of a meeting of the Devonport-Takapuna Local Board held in the Devonport-Takapuna Local Board Office, 1 The Strand, Takapuna on Tuesday, 18 February 2020 at 2.00pm.

 

present

 

Chairperson

Aidan Bennett

 

Deputy Chairperson

George Wood, CNZM

 

Members

Trish Deans

 

 

Ruth Jackson

 

 

Jan O'Connor, QSM

 

 

Toni van Tonder

 

 

ABSENT

 

 

 

 

 

 

ALSO PRESENT

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

IN ATTENDANCE

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Devonport-Takapuna Local Board

18 February 2020

 

 

 

1          Welcome

 

Member Toni van Tonder opened the meeting with a karakia.

 

2          Apologies

  

There were no apologies.

 

3          Declaration of Interest

 

There were no declarations of interest.

 

4          Confirmation of Minutes

 

Resolution number DT/2020/1

MOVED by Chairperson A Bennett, seconded by Member T van Tonder:  

That the Devonport-Takapuna Local Board:

a)         confirm the ordinary minutes of its meeting, held on Tuesday, 10 December 2019, as true and correct.

CARRIED

 

5          Leave of Absence

 

There were no leaves of absence.

 

6          Acknowledgements

 

6.1

Lenore Marion Sumpter

 

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

 

Resolution number DT/2020/2

MOVED by Chairperson A Bennett, seconded by Member R Jackson:   

That the Devonport-Takapuna Local Board:

a)         acknowledges the passing of NZ Sculputre OnShore Co-founder, Lenore Marion Sumpter and sends condolences to her family and friends during this difficult time. 

CARRIED

 

Attachments

a     18 February 2020 -  Item 6.1 - Lenore Marion Sumpter

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

6.2

New Year Honors 2020

 

Resolution number DT/2020/3

MOVED by Member R Jackson, seconded by Deputy Chairperson G Wood:  

That the Devonport-Takapuna Local Board:

a)         acknowledges and congratulates the following people who reside or are known in the Devonport-Takapuna Local Board area who have received appointments in the New Year Honors 2020 in New Zealand as follows:

i)          Ms Barbara (Barb) Alison Elizabeth Cuthbert awarded The Queens Service Medal (QSM) for services to cycyling and transport advocacy

ii)         Ms Julia Samantha Durkin to be a Member of the New Zealand Order of Merit (MNZM) for services to photography.

iii)       Ms Pauline Alice Roycroft Stansfield to be a Member of the New Zealand Order of Merit (MNZM) for services to people with disabilities.

iv)       Mr Murray Ernest Cammick to be an Officer of the New Zealand Order of Merit (ONZM) for services to the music industry.

v)         Associate Professor Hendrika (Ineke) Martine Crezee to be an Officer of the New Zealand Order of Merit (ONZM) for services to interpreter and translator education.

vi)       Dr Anne Bardsley to be a Member of the New Zealand Order of Merit (MNZM) for services to science and the State.

vii)      Mr Gerben Willem Cath to be a Member of the New Zealnd Order of Merit (MNZM) for services to the screen industry and education.

 

CARRIED

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

7          Petitions

There were no petitions.

 

8          Deputations

 

There were no deputations.

 

9          Public Forum

 

9.1

Alton Jamieson - Cleanswim Auckland

 

Mr. Alton Jamieson of Cleanswim Auckland was in attendance to address the board in support of this item.

 

Resolution number DT/2020/4

MOVED by Chairperson A Bennett, seconded by Member J O'Connor:  

That the Devonport-Takapuna Local Board:

a)       receive the presentation from Alton Jamieson and thank him for his attendance.

CARRIED

 

 

 

 

 

10        Extraordinary Business

 

10.1

Extraordinary Business - CAB Service Framework Political Advisory Group Nominee

 

A report has been prepared for the board to consider potential nomination of a member to be considered for the newly formed Citizens Advice Bureau Service Framework Political Advisory Group.

 

The nomination close date is scheduled prior to the next Devonport-Takapuna business meeting.

 

Resolution number DT/2020/5

MOVED by Member J O'Connor, seconded by Member T van Tonder:  

That the Devonport-Takapuna Local Board:

a)       consider an extraordinary item regarding the nomination of a Devonport-Takapuna Local Board member to the Citizens Advice Bureau Service Framework Political Advisory Group at item 27.1 of this agenda:

i)          the reason the matter was not on the agenda is that the matter came to light after the close of the agenda, and

ii)         the reason for urgency is that nominations for the role close on Tuesday 18th February 2020 which is prior to the next Devonport-Takapuna Local Board business meeting.

CARRIED

 

 

11        Notices of Motion

 

Under Standing Order 2.5.1 Notices of Motion have been received from Deputy Chairperson G Wood, Member J O’Connor and Member R Jackson for consideration under items 12, 13, 14, 15 and 16 respectively.

 

12

Notice of Motion - Deputy Chairperson George Wood - Cleaning of roadside channels and catch pits

 

Resolution number DT/2020/6

MOVED by Deputy Chairperson G Wood, seconded by Member T van Tonder:  

That the Devonport-Takapuna Local Board:

a)      receive the report and attachments;

b)      thank Auckland Transport and Healthy Waters for installing a number of additional Tetra Traps in the D-T LB area;

c)      request that Auckland Transport and Healthy Waters move with a degree of urgency to develop new protocols for sweeping roadside water channels and catch-pit covers for the storm water system along arterial and local roads to remove sediment, detritus and rubbish, and the cleaning of similar material from sumps in catch pits and cleaning Enviropods and Tetra Traps, where the latter are installed in catch pits.

d)      request that Auckland Transport provide details of the service levels for street sweeping, including how regular the work is undertaken, on the roads and streets within the Devonport-Takapuna Local Board area.

e)      request that the material called for under resolution d) above be reported back to the Devonport-Takapuna Local Board.

CARRIED

 

13

Notice of Motion - Member Jan O'Connor - Auburn Reserve Parking

 

This item was withdrawn as the subject matter is contained within a report that will be considered under item 19.

 

14

Notice of Motion - Deputy Chairperson George Wood - Devonport Public Transport Services

 

Resolution number DT/2020/7

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

That the Devonport-Takapuna Local Board:

a)      receive the report and attachments.

b)      request that the D-T LB hold a workshop with officers from the public transport department of Auckland Transport to outline the areas that the board members have concerns with in relation to public transport (bus, ferry and AT-local) in the Devonport and Bayswater areas.

c)      request that, following the workshop referenced in resolution b) above, a discussion between the board and Auckland Transport be organised to discuss options around a review of the public transport services serving the areas identified as a result of the workshop referenced in resolution b) above.

d)      requests representation on the working party set up by Mayor Goff to monitor the performance of the Waitemata Harbour and Waiheke Island ferry services.

 

CARRIED

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

15

Notice of Motion - Member Ruth Jackson - Wairau Catchment and Beach Pollution

 

Resolution number DT/2020/8

MOVED by Member R Jackson, seconded by Member J O'Connor:  

That the Devonport-Takapuna Local Board:

a)      receive the attached August 2019 WSP Opus report Wairau Valley Catchment – Water Quality Improvement Opportunities and request that Healthy Waters formally present the report and discuss it with the board at the earliest practicable opportunity.

b)        request a briefing for the Devonport-Takapuna Local Board, Kaipatiki Local Board, North Shore ward councillors and relevant council staff to build a common understanding of:

i)          the issues which affect water and sediment quality of the waterways, lakes and beaches and the wider Wairau catchment;

ii)         recent, ongoing and future actions that could be implemented to improve water and sediment quality in the waterways, lakes and beaches and the wider Wairau catchment;

iii)       shared objectives and outcomes that could be reflected in Devonport-Takapuna and Kaipatiki local board plans to gain traction on addressing water and sediment quality issues within the wider Wairau catchment; and

iv)       potential work programme projects that both the Devonport-Takapuna and Kaipatiki local boards could pursue in the 2020 / 2021 financial year and beyond to pursue improved water and sediment quality within the Wairau catchment at a local level.

 

c)         request the establishment of a working group, consisting of local board members, ward councillors, council and CCO staff and key stakeholders to progress and work towards addressing Wairau catchment water and sediment quality issues. 

 

d)        request that Local Board Services staff report back to the local board with a recommended approach to guide the working group as established under resolution c) above, which includes:

i)     meeting frequency;

ii)     key stakeholder membership;

iii)    terms of reference;

iv)    accountability and reporting back to the local board; and

v)     staff support availability and requirements.

 

e)         request an update from relevant staff regarding the collection of the water quality targeted rate, with particular focus given on how much of the funding is being spent in the Devonport-Takapuna Local Board area.

 

f)          request an update from council’s Healthy Waters team regarding current and planned projects in the Devonport-Takapuna Local Board area that are aimed towards addressing water quality issues, including information as to how water quality is being actively monitored and improved.

 

g)        request that the above resolutions be forwarded to the Kaipatiki Local Board and the North Shore ward councillors (Councillors Darby and Hills) for their information.

 

CARRIED

 

 

16

Notice of Motion - Member Ruth Jackson - Submitter Addresses on Consultations

 

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

 

MOVED by Member R Jackson, seconded by Member J O'Connor:  

That the Devonport-Takapuna Local Board:

a)      receive the tabled memo from the Relationship Manager dated 18 February 2020.

b)      request that all online surveys and consultations carried out by or on behalf of the Devonport-Takapuna Local Board or any part of Auckland Council and its CCOs must require the submitter’s address as mandatory

c)         request that all hard copy surveys and consultations carried out by or on behalf of             the Devonport-Takapuna Local Board or any part of Auckland Council and its CCOs             must require the submitter’s address as mandatory

 

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

For

Member T Deans

Member R Jackson

Member J O'Connor

Against

Chairperson A Bennett

Member T van Tonder

Deputy Chairperson G Wood

Abstained

 

The motion was declared LOST

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

LOST

 

Attachments

a     18 February 2020 - Item 16 Notice of Motion - Member Ruth Jackson - Submitter Addresses on Consultations - Response to Notice of Motion

 

 

17

Auckland Transport Monthly Update - February 2020

 

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

 

Resolution number DT/2020/9

MOVED by Chairperson A Bennett, seconded by Deputy Chairperson G Wood:  

That the Devonport-Takapuna Local Board:

a)       receive the tabled document from PTM Consultants dated 14 January 2020, regarding proposed no stopping parking restrictions and bus stop removal in Ngataringa Road.

 

b)       receive the Auckland Transport February 2020 monthly update report.

CARRIED

 

Attachments

a     18 February 2020 - Item 17 Auckland Transport Monthly Update - February 2020 - PTM Consultants Mail Drop  

 

 

 

 

 

 

18

Belmont Centre Design Initiative - draft plan for consultation

 

Resolution number DT/2020/10

MOVED by Deputy Chairperson G Wood, seconded by Member T Deans:  

That the Devonport-Takapuna Local Board:

a)      note the design principles and ‘community concept’ for Belmont centre (at Attachments C and D) as developed in conjunction with the Belmont community stakeholder group in November 2019.

b)      approve the draft improvement plan for Belmont center (at Attachment E) as a guide to the design proposals for Belmont that are finalised for community consultation during March and April 2020 in conjunction with Auckland Transport’s Lake Road improvements project.

CARRIED

 

19

Options to address parking issues at Auburn Reserve, Takapuna

 

Resolution number DT/2020/11

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

That the Devonport-Takapuna Local Board:

a)      support option one: allocate spaces to groups, where authorisation is obtained through machines located in group and club buildings, and all other carparks remain for public use to improve the ongoing parking issues at Auburn Reserve, Takapuna.

b)      allocate the following to enable and deliver the required parking changes at Auburn Reserve, Takapuna:

i)       up to $10,000 locally driven initiatives (LDI) operational funding to undertake an assessment to inform the necessary changes to be considered by Auckland Transport’s Traffic Control Committee;

ii)      up to $20,000 transport capital funding to install two parking machines; and

iii)     up to $20,000 locally driven initiatives (LDI) capital funding to replace and install signage and update other assets, such as road markings.

c)      request that the scope of the assessment consider:

i)       the actual, and appropriate number of carparks to allocate to clubs and organisations located at Auburn Reserve, Takapuna;

ii)      machines that are to be located in their respective group and club buildings as the preferred mechanism to ‘authenticate’ parking for their members and visitors; and

iii)     the appropriate time restriction and hours of operation.

d)      notes that the preference of reserve users is a P60 time restriction.

e)      request staff scope and cost a development plan for Auburn Reserve, which can be considered as part of the local board’s 2020/2021 work programme.

f)       note that Auckland Transport’s Traffic Control Committee is responsible for considering and approving all parking restrictions and length of stay at all carparks.

g)      note that there is no formal mechanism for Auckland Council to provide permits to community groups and clubs located at Auburn Reserve, and that the provision of parking permits to resident groups and clubs cannot be considered as a viable option to address the parking issues.

h)      note the error in the report contained within the table under paragraph 22 in relation to the availability of locally driven initiative (LDI) capital funding (reads $70,00), which should be $70,000.

CARRIED

 

 

20

Appointment of LGNZ Lead and nominee for LGNZ Conference 2020

 

Resolution number DT/2020/12

MOVED by Chairperson A Bennett, seconded by Member R Jackson:  

That the Devonport-Takapuna Local Board:

a)      appoint Member R Jackson as lead and Chairperson A Bennett as an alternate for Local Government New Zealand (LGNZ) related matters for the 2019-2022 triennium and task these members with representing the local board at Auckland/LGNZ meetings.

b)      nominate Member R Jackson to attend the Local Government New Zealand 2020 Conference and Annual General Meeting in Waiharakeke Blenheim, Thursday 16 July to Saturday 18 July 2020.

c)      confirm that Local Government New Zealand 2020 conference attendance, including travel and accommodation, will be paid for in accordance with the current Auckland Council Elected Member Expense Policy.

d)      note that any members who wish to attend the Local Government New Zealand (LGNZ) Conference and Annual General Meeting must provide their names to the Democracy Services Business Hub team by Friday 17 April 2020 to ensure that they are registered with LGNZ.

CARRIED

 

21

Inquiry into the 2019 Local Elections and Liquor Licensing Trust Elections, and Recent Energy Trust Elections

 

Resolution number DT/2020/13

MOVED by Member T van Tonder, seconded by Chairperson A Bennett:  

That the Devonport-Takapuna Local Board:

a)       supports councils draft submission to the Justice Committee inquiry inti the 2019 Local Elections and Liquor Licensing Trust Elections, and Recent Energy Trust Elections, in particular the concept of introducing a multi-modal approach to voting that is intended to improve voter turnout.

b)       recommends that councils submission request that the Justice Committee consider ways to reduce the barriers that may prevent a more diverse candidate base from participating in local body elections.

CARRIED

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

22

Chairpersons' Report

 

Resolution number DT/2020/14

MOVED by Chairperson A Bennett, seconded by Deputy Chairperson G Wood:  

That the Devonport-Takapuna Local Board:

a)      receive and thank Chairperson A Bennett for his verbal report.

CARRIED

 

 

23

Elected Members' Reports

 

Resolution number DT/2020/15

MOVED by Member J O'Connor, seconded by Member T Deans:  

That the Devonport-Takapuna Local Board:

a)      receive and thank member T van Tonder for her written report.

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

c)      receive and thank members for their verbal reports.

CARRIED

 

 

24

Ward Councillors Update

 

Ward councillors were not in attendance for this item.

 

 

25

Devonport-Takapuna Local Board - Record of Workshops December 2019

 

Resolution number DT/2020/16

MOVED by Member R Jackson, seconded by Member T van Tonder:  

That the Devonport-Takapuna Local Board:

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

CARRIED

 

 

26

Governance Forward Work Calendar

 

Resolution number DT/2020/17

MOVED by Chairperson A Bennett, seconded by Member T van Tonder:  

That the Devonport-Takapuna Local Board:

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

CARRIED

  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

27        Consideration of Extraordinary Items

 

27.1

Extraordinary Business - CAB Service Framework Political Advisory Group Nominee

 

A memo was tabled for the board’s consideration. A copy has been placed on the official minutes and is avalibale on the Auckland Council website as a minutes attachement.

 

Resolution number DT/2020/18

MOVED by Chairperson A Bennett, seconded by Member T Deans:  

That the Devonport-Takapuna Local Board:

a)    nominate Member R Jackson to the Citizens Advice Bureau Service Framework Political Advisory Group.

CARRIED

 

Attachments

a     18 February 2020 - Item 27.1 Extraordinary Business - CAB Service Framework Political Advisory Group Nominee - Memo

 

 

 

5.04 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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