Whau Local Board

 

OPEN MINUTES

 

 

 

Minutes of a meeting of the Whau Local Board held in the Whau Local Board Office, 31 Totara Avenue, New Lynn on Wednesday, 26 February 2020 at 6.00pm.

 

present

 

Chairperson

Kay Thomas

 

Deputy Chairperson

Susan Zhu

 

Members

Fasitua Amosa

 

 

Catherine Farmer

 

 

Warren Piper

 

 

Jessica Rose

 

 

ABSENT

 

Member

T Matafai

 

 

ALSO PRESENT

 

Waitākere Ward

Councillor

Shane Henderson

 

 


Whau Local Board

26 February 2020

 

 

 

1          Welcome

 

Chair K Thomas opened the meeting, welcomed those present and invited member F Amosa to lead the karakia.

 

 

2          Apologies

  

Resolution number WH/2020/1

MOVED by Chairperson K Thomas, seconded by Member J Rose:  

That the Whau Local Board:

a)         accept the apologies from Member T Matafai for absence and from Deputy Chair  S  Zhu for lateness.

CARRIED

 

 

3          Declaration of Interest

 

Member J Rose subsequently declared an interest in Item 20 Ratification of the Whau Local Board’s feedback to inform Auckland Council submissions to government consultations in January and February 2020:

 

 

4          Confirmation of Minutes

 

Resolution number WH/2020/2

MOVED by Chairperson K Thomas, seconded by Member C Farmer:   

That the Whau Local Board:

a)    confirm the ordinary minutes of its meeting, held on Wednesday, 4 December

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

 

8.1

Deputation: Sirens and Sounds Community Trust

 

This item was withdrawn.

 

8.2

Deputation: Sunil Kaushal - Waitākere Indian Association

 

Resolution number WH/2020/3

MOVED by Chairperson K Thomas, seconded by Deputy Chairperson S Zhu:  

That the Whau Local Board:

a)         receive the presentation on Waitākere Indian Association and thank Sunil Kaushal, President of Waitākere Indian Association, for his attendance.

CARRIED

 

Attachments

a     26 February 2020, Whau Local Board, Item 8.2: Deputation: Sunil Kaushal - Waitākere Indian Association - Inclusive Waitākere presentation

 

 

9          Public Forum

 

Note:   Items 9.1, 9.2 and 9.3 were taken together.

 

9.1

Public Forum

 

Waitākere Ward Councillor Shane Henderson addressed the Whau Local Board and outlined some of the Govening Body’s priorities in the context of 2020/2021 Annual Budget, and noted his attendance to listen to local Have Your Say feedback on Item 12.

9.2

Public Forum

 

Ruth Davy is writing a Master’s thesis on communication between the public and local government through consultation processes. She indicated a high interest in listening and observing this process.

9.3

Public Forum

 

Phil Oster updated the board and requested that the Whau Local Board advocate more strongly for the purchase of the site at 52-58 Canal Road, Avondale.

 

Resolution number WH/2020/4

MOVED by Member J Rose, seconded by Chairperson K Thomas:   

That the Whau Local Board:

a)    receive Waitākere Ward Councillor Shane Henderson’s, Ruth Davy’s and Phil Oster’s presentations, and thank them for their attendance.

CARRIED

 

 

10        Extraordinary Business

 

There was no extraordinary business.

 


 

 

11

Ward Councillor’s update

 

Resolution number WH/2020/5

MOVED by Member J Rose, seconded by Chairperson K Thomas: 

That the Whau Local Board:

a)         receive Whau Ward Councillor Tracy Mulholland’s apology for absence.

CARRIED

 

 

12

Annual Budget 2020/2021 - Have Your Say

 

Note:   changes to the original motion were incorporated adding a new clause b), with the agreement of the meeting.

 

Resolution number WH/2020/6

MOVED by Chairperson K Thomas, seconded by Deputy Chairperson S Zhu:  

That the Whau Local Board:

a)         note the 2020/2021 Annual Budget Consultation Document (Attachment A of the agenda report)

CARRIED

 

Resolution number WH/2020/7

MOVED by Chairperson K Thomas, seconded by Member W Piper:  

That the Whau Local Board:

b)         receive Jenny Pullar’s verbal feedback and tabled documents in relation to 2020/2021 Annual Budget - Have Your Say session, and thank her for her attendance.

CARRIED

 

Attachments

a     26 February 2020 – Whau Local Board Meeting, Item 12: Annual Budget 2020/2021 - Have Your Say - Avondale Greenspace memo

b     26 February 2020 – Whau Local Board Meeting, Item 12: Annual Budget 2020/2021 - Have Your Say - Avondale Park and Reserves Map

c    26 February 2020 – Whau Local Board Meeting, Item 12: Annual Budget 2020/2021 - Have Your Say - Avondale Green Space Map

d    26 February 2020 – Whau Local Board Meeting, Item 12: Annual Budget 2020/2021 - Have Your Say - Whau Local Board presentation

 

 

13

Local Board Transport Capital Fund – Endorsement of Concept for the Avondale Town Centre Footpath Upgrade - Streetscape Enhancement

 

Note:   changes to the original motion were incorporated with the addition of clause b), sub clauses b) i) to ii), and the addition of clauses c) to k), with the agreement of the meeting.

 

Resolution number WH/2020/8

MOVED by Chairperson K Thomas, seconded by Member W Piper:   

That the Whau Local Board:

a)    receive the Local Board Transport Capital Fund – Endorsement of Concept for the Avondale Town Centre Footpath Upgrade - Streetscape Enhancement Report (Attachment A of the agenda report)

b)    approve the concept design as presented at the workshop held on the 13 November 2019 for the footpath renewal and associated street furniture upgrade with the following conditions:

i)     that feedback given by board members at its 13 November 2019 workshop, in particular the request to incorporate principles of  “tactical urbanism”, be incorporated into the design. For example, low-cost installations could improve amenity, safety and access to the town centre using temporary or permanent activations

ii)    that streetscape improvements not be limited to those set out in the attached concept but  incorporate additional features such as street trees, vegetation or rain gardens as per the provisions of the Auckland Transport Design Manual that states: “Streets should be designed to create an attractive, comfortable, pedestrian-scale environment with a range of amenities, including street trees and other vegetation” and “Green infrastructure can retain and reduce stormwater, which extends the life of the aging sewer system and makes it operate more efficiently. Green infrastructure brings nature into the city, which can improve both mental and physical health, increase amenity, improve air quality, conserve energy, and enhance habitat in urban areas that are increasingly intensified.”

c)    approve the inclusion of street lighting as part of the concept design (Attachment B of the agenda report)

d)    note that the replacement of the pavers with exposed aggregate concrete through the Avondale town centre is not a like-for-like replacement but a significant repair and renewal to bring improvements to safety that should have been business as usual for Auckland Transport

e)    note this repair and renewal would not have happened for a number of years without this investment from the Whau Local Board

f)     note that the Whau Local Board has received strong support from the local community to repair the pavers

g)    note that, as per its presentation to the Whau Local Board’s public forum of 4 December 2019, the Avondale Business Association is generally supportive of this initiative – including the lighting option – and that this initiative aligns with the Avondale Business Association’s strategic direction

h)    reiterate, as per its resolution WH/2019/34 b) iii) of 27 March 2019, the critical importance of those leading this project within or on behalf of Auckland Transport working closely with Panuku Development Auckland, Auckland Council’s Service Planning and Integration and Community Facilities teams, and the teams within Auckland Transport working on the Connected Communities Programme to ensure an integrated and consistent approach to design and implementation

i)     note that the Whau Local Board will have the opportunity to review the amended concept design before it is completed for consultation note that there will be ongoing opportunities for the Whau Local Board to provide input and direction on the proposed activities following the completion of consultation on the concept design

j)     request that Auckland Transport make very clear in public consultation exactly which areas of the Avondale Town Centre are to be excluded from the proposed activity and the reasons for this.

CARRIED

 

Note:   Pursuant to Standing Order 1.9.3, Member C Farmer requested that her dissenting vote be recorded.

 

 

14

Auckland Transport Update Report for the Whau Local Board February 2020

 

Note:   changes to the original motion were incorporated with the addition of clause b), sub clauses b) i) to vi), with the agreement of the meeting.

 

Resolution number WH/2020/9

MOVED by Member J Rose, seconded by Member F Amosa:   

That the Whau Local Board:

a)        receive Auckland Transport’s update for February 2020

b)        note that the Whau Local Board has nominated six potential projects for the 2020-2023 Local Board Transport Capital Fund for initial investigation by Auckland Transport as follows:

i)                    Te Whau Path – new bridge and boardwalk connecting Rizal Reserve to   Rata Street and Ken Maunder Reserve

ii)                  Veronica Street New Lynn pedestrian crossing top-up, if required in addition to the budget allocated in 2019 via the Community Safety Fund

iii)                 Installation of an extra pedestrian crossing on the Great North Road, Avondale, between the roundabout and the St Mary’s School crossing

iv)                 Investigation into the feasibility and cost of a lower-cost wooden Waitahurangi Bridge option

v)                  A new footpath (or alternative safety improvements or solutions) at the top of South Lynn Road near Golf Road intersection

vi)                 Manawa Wetlands to New Lynn Town Centre pathway.

CARRIED

 

 

15

New community lease to New Zealand Playcentre Federation Inc, 582 Blockhouse Bay Road, Blockhouse Bay

 

Resolution number WH/2020/11

MOVED by Deputy Chairperson S Zhu, seconded by Member W Piper:  

That the Whau Local Board:

a)      grant a new community lease to New Zealand Playcentre Federation Inc for part of Gittos Domain, 582 Blockhouse Bay Road, Blockhouse Bay (Attachment A of the agenda report) on the following terms and conditions:

i)     term: 10 years commencing 1 December 2019 with one 10-year right of renewal

ii)    rent: $1.00 plus GST per annum if requested

iii)   New Zealand Playcentre Federation Inc – Blockhouse Bay Community Outcomes Plan as approved be attached to the community lease  

document (Attachment B of the agenda report)

b)      all other terms and conditions in accordance with the Reserves Act 1977 and the Auckland Council Community Occupancy Guidelines July 2012.

CARRIED

 

 

 

 

16

Classification of Ambrico Historic Reserve, 8 Ambrico Place, New Lynn

 

Resolution number WH/2020/12

MOVED by Member J Rose, seconded by Member F Amosa:  

That the Whau Local Board:

a)      in accordance with section 16(2A) of the Reserves Act 1977 resolves to classify

Lot 3 Deposited Plan 124443 of 8 Ambrico Place, New Lynn (Attachment A of the agenda report) as an historic reserve.

CARRIED

 

 

17

Appointment of LGNZ Lead and nominee for LGNZ Conference 2020

 

Resolution number WH/2020/13

MOVED by Deputy Chairperson S Zhu, seconded by Member F Amosa:  

That the Whau Local Board:

a)    appoint Chair K Thomas as a lead, and member C Farmer as alternate for LGNZ related matters for the 2019-2022 triennium and task these members with representing the local board at Auckland/LGNZ meetings

b)    nominate member W Piper and member C Farmer 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 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 AGM must provide their names to the Democracy Services Business Hub team by Friday 17 April 2020 to ensure that they are registered with Local Government New Zealand.

CARRIED

 

 

18

Whau Local Board appointment to the Aircraft Noise Community Consultative Group

 

Resolution number WH/2020/14

MOVED by Chairperson K Thomas, seconded by Member F Amosa:   

That the Whau Local Board:

a)    note that due to other council related matters Chairperson K Thomas has had to withdraw from being the local board’s appointed member to the Aircraft Noise Community Consultative Group

b)    appoint member W Piper as a lead and member C Farmer as alternate to the Aircraft Noise Community Consultative Group.

CARRIED

 


 

 

19

Regional Facilities Auckland Quarterly Performance Report for the period ending 30 September 2019

 

Resolution number WH/2020/15

MOVED by Chairperson K Thomas, seconded by Deputy Chairperson S Zhu:  

That the Whau Local Board:

a)         receive the Regional Facilities Auckland Quarterly Performance Report for the quarter ending 30 September 2019.

CARRIED



20

Ratification of the Whau Local Board's feedback to inform Auckland Council submissions to government consultations in January and February 2020

 

Member J Rose declared an interest in this item clause b) and neither spoke nor voted on clause b). Chairperson K Thomas acknowledged that member J Rose was also excluded from the prior board work on the Urban Development Bill submission.

 

Resolution number WH/2020/16

MOVED by Chairperson K Thomas, seconded by Member F Amosa:   

That the Whau Local Board:

a)    ratify its feedback provided to Auckland Council staff by memo dated 24 January 2020 on the 'Reducing waste: a more effective landfill levy' consultation document

b)    ratify its feedback provided to Auckland Council staff by memo dated 7 February 2020 on the Urban Development Bill.

CARRIED

 

 

21

Confirmation of workshop records: November - December 2019

 

Resolution number WH/2020/17

MOVED by Member F Amosa, seconded by Member C Farmer:  

That the Whau Local Board:

a)    confirm the record of the workshops held on 6, 13, 20 and 27 November, and on 4  and 11 December 2019.

CARRIED

 

 

22

Governance Forward Work Calendar - February 2020

 

Resolution number WH/2020/18

MOVED by Chairperson K Thomas, seconded by Deputy Chairperson S Zhu:  

That the Whau Local Board:

a)    receive the governance forward work calendar for February 2020.

CARRIED

 

 


 

23        Consideration of Extraordinary Items

 

There was no consideration of extraordinary items.   

 

 

 

 

7.36 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 Whau Local Board HELD ON

 

 

 

DATE:.........................................................................

 

 

 

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