Waitematā Local Board

 

OPEN MINUTES

 

 

 

Minutes of a meeting of the Waitematā Local Board held in the Waitematā Local Board Office, Ground Floor, 52 Swanson Street, Auckland on Tuesday, 18 February 2020 at 1:00pm.

 

present

 

Chair

Richard Northey (ONZM)

 

Deputy Chair

Kerrin Leoni

 

Members

Adriana Avendaño Christie

 

 

Alexandra Bonham

 

 

Graeme Gunthorp

 

 

Julie Sandilands

 

 

Sarah Trotman (ONZM)

 

 

 

ALSO PRESENT

 

Councillor

Pippa Coom

From 1.45pm

Until 5.08pm

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Waitematā Local Board

18 February 2020

 

 

 

1          Welcome

 

The Chair opened the meeting with a Karakia and welcomed all those present.

 

 

10.1

Extraordinary Item

 

Resolution number WTM/2020/1

MOVED by Chairperson R Northey, seconded by Member A Avendano Christie:  

That the Waitematā Local Board:

a)         acknowledge the late publication of the agenda due to technical issues

b)        note that the agenda was made available to the public as soon as practicable and at the same time as it was made available to members

c)         agree to adjourn Item 12 - Western Springs Park Pine Tree Removal to 10am Tuesday 25 February 2020 at the Waitematā Local Board Office

d)        agree to hear and consider the remaining items on the agenda.

 

CARRIED

 

 

2          Apologies

 

There were no apologies.

 

 

3          Declaration of Interest

 

There were no declarations of interest.

 

 

4          Confirmation of Minutes

 

Resolution number WTM/2020/2

MOVED by Chairperson R Northey, seconded by Member G Gunthorp:  

That the Waitematā Local Board:

a)         confirm the ordinary minutes of its meeting, held on Tuesday, 3 December 2019 as true and correct.

 

CARRIED

 

 

5          Leave of Absence

 

There were no leaves of absence.

 


 

 

6          Acknowledgements

 

 

6.1

Acknowledgement of Gerry Hill

 

That the Waitematā Local Board:

a)         acknowledge the death of Gerry Hill on 4 January 2020.

Gerry Hill was such an omnipresent presence in, and advocate for, Ponsonby that he was widely called "The Mayor of Ponsonby".  His tourist accommodation and walking tours business was very highly regarded and influential.

Many changes made to Ponsonby were strongly supported or vociferously opposed by him - the local board certainly knew where Gerry stood.

When he could no longer stand because of motor neuron disease he and his dog Queenie were still everywhere in Ponsonby and he was sounding off his views as passionately as ever.

His Good Citizen award from the board last year was special to him.

I was very privileged to be able to return to Auckland and attend the celebration of his life.

 

 

 

7          Petitions

 

7.1

Petition

 

Resolution number WTM/2020/3

MOVED by Chairperson R Northey, seconded by Deputy Chairperson K Leoni:  

That the Waitematā Local Board:

a)         receive the petition to Save the Western Springs Native Forest, both electronically and the additional 261 signatures on paper, presented by Wendy Gray.

 

CARRIED

 

Attachments

a     20200218 Waitematā Local Board Item 7 - Save Western Springs Native Forest Explanation

b     20200218 Waitematā Local Board Item 7 - Save Western Springs Native Forest Petition Signatures

c    20200218 Waitematā Local Board Item 7 - Save Western Springs Native Forest Petition additional signatures

 

 

Item 9.6 was taken out of order.


 

 

9.6

Wendy Gray

 

Resolution number WTM/2020/4

MOVED by Chairperson R Northey, seconded by Deputy Chairperson K Leoni:  

That the Waitematā Local Board:

a)         thank Wendy Gray for the presentation about Western Springs pine stand, and attendance at the meeting.

 

CARRIED

 

Attachments

a     20200218 Waitemata Local Board Item 9.6 - Submission from Wendy Gray

b     20200218 Waitemata Local Board Item 9.6 - Western Springs Lakeside Park Plan 1995

c    20200218 Waitemata Local Board Item 9.6 - Tiwaiwaka-ebook version 2

 

 

8          Deputations

 

8.1

Gael Baldock - AT Pt Chevalier Cycleway /
NZTA St Lukes Rd Cycleway and changes to Motorway Overbridge Consultation

 

Resolution number WTM/2020/5

MOVED by Chairperson R Northey, seconded by Member A Avendano Christie:  

That the Waitematā Local Board:

a)      thank Gael Baldock for the presentation and attendance at the business meeting.

CARRIED

 

Attachments

a     20200218 Waitematā Local Board Item 8.1 - Submission Gael Baldock

 

 

Member S Trotman left the meeting at 1.30 pm.

Member S Trotman returned to the meeting at 1.31 pm.

 

 

8.2

Bob Tait - Closure of Leys Institute Library and Gymnasium

 

Resolution number WTM/2020/6

MOVED by Chairperson R Northey, seconded by Member G Gunthorp:  

That the Waitematā Local Board:

a)         thank Bob Tait and Spencer Nicholls for the presentation and attendance at the business meeting

b)        refer the tabled document to staff for a response to the local board.

CARRIED

 

Attachments

a     20200218 Waitematā Local Board Item 8.2 - Bob Tait Supporting documents

b     20200218 Waitematā Local Board Item 8.2 - Bob Tait Letter to Ponsonby News

c    20200218 Waitematā Local Board Item 8.2 - John Elliott article in Ponsonby News

 

8.3

Penelope Hansen - Newmarket Stream Restoration

 

Resolution number WTM/2020/7

MOVED by Chairperson R Northey, seconded by Member S Trotman:  

That the Waitematā Local Board:

a)      thank Penelope Hansen for the presentation and attendance at the business meeting and for the work of local residents on cleaning up the Newmarket Stream.

CARRIED

 

Attachments

a     20200218 Waitematā Local Board Item 8.3 - Presentation Restoring Newmarket Stream

b     20200218 Waitematā Local Board Item 8.3 - Presentation speaking notes

c    20200218 Waitematā Local Board Item 8.3 - 2019 Middleton Stream Summary Report

d    20200218 Waitematā Local Board Item 8.3 - Te Ngahere Plan July 2019

e     20200218 Waitematā Local Board Item 8.3 - From The Deck Newsletter Spring 2019-3

 

 

8.4

Bruce Sommerville - Parks Mowing

 

Resolution number WTM/2020/8

MOVED by Chairperson R Northey, seconded by Member A Avendano Christie:  

That the Waitematā Local Board:

a)         thank Bruce Sommerville for the presentation and attendance at the business meeting

b)        refer the presentation to Community Facilities.

CARRIED

 

Attachments

a     20200218 Waitematā Local Board Item 8.4 - Presentation on park mowing Bruce Sommerville

 

 

9          Public Forum

 

9.1

Helen Geary – Leys Institute

 

Resolution number WTM/2020/9

MOVED by Chairperson R Northey, seconded by Member G Gunthorp:  

That the Waitematā Local Board:

a)      thank Helen Geary for the presentation on behalf of Leys Institute Library book chat group and attendance at the meeting.

 

CARRIED

 

Attachments

a     20200218 Waitematā Local Board Item 9.1 - Leys Institute Library and Gymnasium Closure

 

 

Member S Trotman left the meeting at 2.25 pm.

Member S Trotman returned to the meeting at 2.28 pm.

 

 

9.2

Sandie Hunt – Leys Institute

 

Resolution number WTM/2020/10

MOVED by Chairperson R Northey, seconded by Member A Bonham:  

That the Waitematā Local Board:

a)      thank Sandie Hunt, neighbour to Leys Institute, for the presentation and attendance at the meeting.

 

CARRIED

 

 

9.3

Trevor Lund and David Alison – Waiatarau Freemans Bay Park

 

Resolution number WTM/2020/11

MOVED by Chairperson R Northey, seconded by Deputy Chairperson K Leoni:  

That the Waitematā Local Board:

a)         thank Trevor Lund and David Alison of Freemans Bay Residents Association for the presentation on the planting of Waiatarau Freemans Bay Park that was completed in 2019, and attendance at the meeting

b)        acknowledge their support of previous presentations regarding Leys Institute buildings

c)         thank Freemans Bay Residents Association, especially Mark Van Kaathoven, and local residents for their work planting at Waiatarau Freemans Bay Park

d)        refer the request for better provision for rubbish disposal at the Freemans Bay Community Centre to Community Facilities.

 

CARRIED

 

Attachments

a     20200218 Waitematā Local Board Item 9.3 - Freemans Bay Residents Association update on planting at Waiatarau Freemans Bay Park

 

 

9.4

Andrea Reid

 

Resolution number WTM/2020/12

MOVED by Chairperson R Northey, seconded by Member A Bonham:  

That the Waitematā Local Board:

a)         thank Andrea Reid of Pollinator Pathways for the presentation and attendance at the meeting

b)        refer the presentation to staff for a report to the board.

 

CARRIED

 

Attachments

a     20200218 Waitematā Local Board Item 9.4 - Pollinator Paths Andrea Reid

 


 

 

Extension of Speaking Time

Resolution number WTM/2020/13

MOVED by Chairperson R Northey, seconded by Member G Gunthorp:  

That the Waitematā Local Board:

a)         agree to extend public forum speaking time to enable all registered speakers to complete their presentations.

CARRIED

 

 

9.5

Keith McConnell

 

Resolution number WTM/2020/14

MOVED by Chairperson R Northey, seconded by Member G Gunthorp:  

That the Waitematā Local Board:

a)         thank Keith McConnell for the presentation about various governance issues, and attendance at the meeting

b)        note the request to investigate the Devonport-Takapuna local board open workshops

c)         note the request to investigate the Ōrakei Local Board member report format.

 

CARRIED

 

Attachments

a     20200218 Waitematā Local Board Item 9.5 - Speaking Notes Keith McConnell

 

 

Item 9.8 was taken out of order

 

 

9.8

Deborah Manning

 

Resolution number WTM/2020/15

MOVED by Chairperson R Northey, seconded by Member A Bonham:  

That the Waitematā Local Board:

a)         thank Deborah Manning, resident of West View Road, for the presentation about Western Springs pine stand and attendance at the meeting.

 

CARRIED

 


 

 

9.7

Steve Abel

 

Resolution number WTM/2020/16

MOVED by Chairperson R Northey, seconded by Member A Bonham:  

That the Waitematā Local Board:

a)         thank Steve Abel for the presentation about Western Springs pine stand and attendance at the meeting.

 

CARRIED

 

Attachments

a     20200218 Waitematā Local Board Items 9.7 and 9.8 - Society for the Protection of Western Springs Forest Response to Auckland Council Report File No CP2020/01713  

 

Note:   Member S Trotman requested that the meeting resolved upon for 25 February 2020 be adjourned until 17 March.

            Chair R Northey declined to give leave for this proposal on the basis that at the start of this meeting all members had agreed to adjourn until 10am 25 February 2020 and, that no fresh facts concerning the resolution had been received (standing order 1.10.3 refers).

 

 

9.9

Boopsie Maran

 

Resolution number WTM/2020/17

MOVED by Chairperson R Northey, seconded by Member G Gunthorp:  

That the Waitematā Local Board:

a)         thank Boopsie Maran for the presentation about community events policy and attendance at the meeting.

CARRIED

 

 

 

Attachments

a     20200218 Waitematā Local Board Item 9.9 - Boopsie Maran Resolutions for - Engaged Community Consultation - Healthy Streets - Innovative Streets - Activated Streets

 

 

Member S Trotman left the meeting at 3.44 pm.

Member A Avendano Christie left the meeting at 3.46 pm.

Member S Trotman returned to the meeting at 3.47 pm.

Member A Avendano Christie returned to the meeting at 3.48 pm.

 

 

9.10

Public Forum - John Elliott

 

Resolution number WTM/2020/18

MOVED by Chairperson R Northey, seconded by Member G Gunthorp:  

That the Waitematā Local Board:

a)         thank John Elliott for the presentation and attendance at the meeting.

 

CARRIED

 


 

 

10        Extraordinary Business

 

This item was heard before item 2.

 

 

Member J Sandilands left the meeting at 3.52 pm.

Member J Sandilands returned to the meeting at 3.54 pm.

Member S Trotman left the meeting at 3.57 pm part way through item 11.

 

11

Councillor's report

 

Resolution number WTM/2020/19

MOVED by Chairperson R Northey, seconded by Deputy Chairperson K Leoni:  

That the Waitematā Local Board:

a)      receive the verbal and written report update from the Waitematā and Gulf Ward Councillor, Pippa Coom.

 

CARRIED

 

 

12

Western Springs Park Pine Tree Removal

 

Ngā tūtohunga

Recommendation/s

This item had earlier been adjourned until 10am Tuesday, 25 February 2020.

 

 

The meeting adjourned at 4.08pm

The meeting reconvened at 4.23pm

 

Member S Trotman returned to the meeting at 4.23 pm.

 

 

13

254 Ponsonby Road, Ponsonby Park Detailed Business Case and Concept Design

 

Resolution number WTM/2020/20

MOVED by Member G Gunthorp, seconded by Member S Trotman:  

That the Waitematā Local Board:

a)      endorse the Ponsonby Park detailed business case (Attachment B)

b)      approve the LandLAB concept design Option 5 dated 27 November 2019 as the preferred development option for 254 Ponsonby Road (Attachment A)

c)      support a report being progressed to the Finance and Performance Committee requesting $5.5 million from the One Local Initiative 10 Year Programme to enable the development of the whole site at 254 Ponsonby Road as per Option 5 dated 27 November 2019 (Attachment A) and the detailed business case

d)      request, subject to approval of funding, a review of the design team brief and scope prior to procurement and a workshop with the design team prior to commencement of preliminary design processes.

 

CARRIED

 

 

14

City Centre Masterplan refresh response

 

Resolution number WTM/2020/21

MOVED by Chairperson R Northey, seconded by Member A Bonham:  

That the Waitematā Local Board:

a)      provide formal feedback on the draft CCMP refresh by 21 February 2020

b)      note the engagement process undertaken as part of this refresh

c)      support the overall direction of the City Centre Masterplan refresh

d)      note that the Waitematā Local Board Chair, Pippa Coom presented local board views to the Planning Committee on 27 November 2018. The presentation points were:

  • the refresh addresses outcomes in many of board’s plans including:
      • Accessibility Action Plan. We therefore strongly support Outcome 02 of an Accessible City Centre
      • Commitment to creating a Child Friendly City. We therefore strongly support Outcome 03 an Inclusive, Engaging and Child Friendly City Centre.
      • Low Carbon Plan. We therefore strongly support Outcome 09 of a Sustainable City Centre
    • The board place huge importance on Access for Everyone. This will improve the city centre economy, contribute to combating climate heating, reduce air pollution, and will lead to better wellbeing outcomes.
    • The board supports trials and temporary installations that demonstrate the city we would like to become.
    • Supports pilot projects and quick low-cost interventions to promote long term improvements to our streets.
    • Supports streets free of crashes that result in death or serious injury

e)       endorse the Grafton Gully boulevard concept which is a priority of the Parnell Plan

f)        endorse the early provision of a school or schools in the City Centre but urges that the word “potential” be deleted so that the provision is more definite and early

g)       endorse appropriate action to provide increased affordable housing options

h)       endorse homelessness being made rare, brief and non-recurring

i)        endorse Tamaki Makaurau: our place in the World being the first strategic outcome

j)        endorse prioritising the connectivity between Parnell, city centre and the domain through walking cycling connections, public transport and wayfinding

k)       note that the Parnell Business Association supports a Grafton Gully Boulevard but raises concerns that possible interim measures that remove parking to give priority to trucks could be detrimental to local businesses

l)        endorse the St Georges Bay Road Streetscape upgrade

m)     endorse the provision of public amenities in the form of toilets, showers, water fountains, changing rooms and lockers

n)       endorse the development of an extensive, continuous, safe and accessible pedestrian network

o)       endorse streets that are designed as active public spaces

p)       endorse the pedestrianisation of Queen Street and of High Street

q)       propose the reallocation of road space at the southern part of Wakefield Street into park to create a larger unified Wakefield Park

r)        notes Waitematā Local Board’s commitment to outcomes for Māori identity as stated in the Waitematā Local Board Plan 2017:

    • we will engage with iwi at the inception of our projects to understand the issues of significance to Māori and empower mana whenua and mataawaka to meaningfully contribute to our initiatives and plans.
    • we will work with mana whenua on naming local roads, parks and council owned facilities to reflect our rich cultural history and ensure iwi have a voice in heritage projects to tell their stories of Waitematā. We will take every opportunity to increase the use of te reo Māori in our signage.
    • We acknowledge the five marae in Waitematā and their importance as a focal point for Māori to maintain and sustain connections and traditions. As well as our active work with mana whenua, we also want to respond to the needs and views of mataawaka. We will encourage initiatives that support the Auckland Plan move to significantly lift Māori social and economic wellbeing and seek to ensure mana whenua and mataawaka aspirations are realised.

s)    seek the inclusion of the development of a play space in the Albert Park extension in the area between Bowen and Kitchener streets and of other incidental play opportunities in the central city

t)     support investigation of the provision of an urban farm in the area between Bowen and Kitchener Streets or nearby, while acknowledging the historical value of Albert Park and respecting that it is an historical reserve under the Albert Park Act

u)    delegate the final format and the submission to the Chair and Planning Portfolio holder to take into account issues raised at the workshop the following day.

 

CARRIED

 

 

15

Auckland Transport February 2020 Update

 

Resolution number WTM/2020/22

MOVED by Member G Gunthorp, seconded by Member A Bonham:  

That the Waitematā Local Board:

a)      receive the Auckland Transport February 2020 report

b)      recommend to Auckland Transport to investigate the temporary introduction of bus lanes on Customs Street to mitigate the impact of works in Lower Albert Street

c)      commend Auckland Transport on communications around current city centre transport disruptions

d)      request Auckland Transport to update the board on how the Parnell Business Association proposal for Lower St Georges Bay Road can be progressed with Auckland Transport.

 

CARRIED

 

 

16

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

 

Resolution number WTM/2020/23

MOVED by Chairperson R Northey, seconded by Member A Bonham:  

That the Waitematā Local Board:

a)      receive the Regional Facilities Auckland Quarter One Performance Report, for the period ending 30 September 2019

b)      support the plans for the Aotea Centre providing a home for performing arts organisations and for fostering the work of performing arts groups

c)      acknowledges that in the Aotea Centre and Auckland Zoo refurbishment projects waste diversion rates of over 80 per cent were achieved.

 

CARRIED

 

 

17

Appointment of LGNZ Lead and nominee for LGNZ Conference 2020

 

Resolution number WTM/2020/24

MOVED by Chairperson R Northey, seconded by Deputy Chairperson K Leoni:  

That the Waitematā Local Board:

a)       appoint Deputy Chair K Leoni as lead and Member A Bonham 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 A Bonham to attend the Local Government New Zealand 2020 Conference and Annual General Meeting (AGM) 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 to ensure that they are registered with Local Government New Zealand

e)       note that Deputy Chair K Leoni has requested to be on a contact list for Te Maruata.

CARRIED

 


 

 

18

Appointment of local board memebrs to additional identified external and internal organisations and boards

 

Resolution number WTM/2020/25

MOVED by Chairperson R Northey, seconded by Member A Avendano Christie:  

That the Waitematā Local Board:

a)      appoint a local board member lead and alternate to the additional below groups as listed for the 2019-2022 triennium:

External organisation

Lead

Alternate

Ports of Auckland Community Reference Group

Member A Bonham

Chair R Northey

Meola Stream Community Liaison Group

Member J Sandilands

Member A Christie

Taskforce on Alcohol and Community Safety in the Central City

Chair R Northey

Member A Christie

(joint leads)

 

 

CARRIED

 

 

19

Auckland Council’s submission to the Infrastructure Funding and Financing Bill

 

MOVED by Member G Gunthorp, seconded by Deputy Chairperson K Leoni:  

That the Waitematā Local Board:

a)     provide input into Auckland Council’s submission on the Infrastructure Funding and Financing Bill

b)     endorse the Infrastructure Funding and Finance Bill which, if enacted, should ensure the provision of more needed infrastructure that is transparently paid for by those who will benefit from it

c)     recommend that the Special Purpose Vehicle funding mechanism be equally available for brownfields and intensified housing developments as it is for greenfields

d)     recommend that the local authority concerned must have the opportunity for thorough consideration of, and approve, the project and the utilisation of the Special Purpose Vehicle

e)     recommend that the local authority concerned be the body that determines, in consultation with government, the levy amount, the term of the levy and the allocation of the levy between beneficiaries

f)      delegate to Member G Gunthorp the final wording of the submission.

 

 

 

MOVED by Member A Bonham, seconded by Member J Sandilands:   

Member A Bonham moved an amendment to the original recommendation as follows:

d)     recommend that the local authority concerned must have the opportunity for thorough consideration for up to 6 months for greenfields sites of, and approve, the project and the utilisation of the Special Purpose Vehicle

The amendment was put and declared

CARRIED

 

 

 

Resolution number WTM/2020/27

MOVED by Member G Gunthorp, seconded by Deputy Chairperson K Leoni:  

The Chairperson put the substantive motion.

a)     provide input into Auckland Council’s submission on the Infrastructure Funding and Financing Bill

b)     endorse the Infrastructure Funding and Finance Bill which, if enacted, should ensure the provision of more needed infrastructure that is transparently paid for by those who will benefit from it

c)     recommend that the Special Purpose Vehicle funding mechanism be equally available for brownfields and intensified housing developments as it is for greenfields

d)     recommend that the local authority concerned must have the opportunity for thorough consideration for up to 6 months for greenfields sites of, and approve, the project and the utilisation of the Special Purpose Vehicle

e)     recommend that the local authority concerned be the body that determines, in consultation with government, the levy amount, the term of the levy and the allocation of the levy between beneficiaries

f)      delegate to Member Gunthorp the final wording of the submission.

The substantive motion was declared

CARRIED

 

The vote carried 3 votes to 2.

 

 

Member A Avendano Christie left the meeting at 5.16 pm.

Member S Trotman left the meeting at 5.20 pm.

 

Member A Avendano Christie returned to the meeting at 5.23 pm

Member S Trotman returned to the meeting at 5.24 pm.

 

 

20

Waitematā Local Board feedback on the proposed National Policy Statement for Indigenous Biodiversity

 

Resolution number WTM/2020/28

MOVED by Member J Sandilands, seconded by Member A Avendano Christie:  

That the Waitematā Local Board:

a)      approve the Waitematā Local Board feedback on the National Policy Statement for Indigenous Biodiversity (Attachment C)

b)      delegate to Member J Sandilands the final wording of the feedback.

 

CARRIED

 


 

 

21

Waitematā Local Board feedback on the Inquiry into the 2019 Local Elections and Liquor Licensing Trust Elections, and Recent Energy Trust Elections

 

Resolution number WTM/2020/29

MOVED by Chairperson R Northey, seconded by Member G Gunthorp:  

That the Waitematā Local Board:

a)    provide the following feedback on the Justice Select Committee Inquiry into the 2019 elections

b)    generally support the Auckland Council draft submission but recommends the following changes:

c)    recommendation 3.13 should read “Notes and urges widespread emulation of the successful initiatives undertaken by Auckland Council including Vote Friday and One Stop Shops and urges these be extended to places of worship, marae and community gatherings”

d)    recommend 3.14 read “Consider that an important response to low voter turnout would best be through regulatory change and investigation of the implementation of a multi-modal approach which provides voters with options on how and where to vote, including a secure system of online voting

e)    recommendation 6.4 is not supported. Voters should have as wide as possible a choice as to who should represent them including those who may have rehabilitated themselves from past criminal convictions, provided they are made aware of them. Instead candidates with serious criminal convictions should be required to declare that fact in their candidates information booklet in the same way as is required for candidates resident outside the area contested

f)     recommendation 9.22 should have added at the end “provided the requirement for candidate profile statements is retained and they are made widely available”

g)    recommendation 10.4 should be amended to read: “Amend legislation so that all elections run in conjunction with the elections of a regional council use the same electoral system and the same order of names on voting document”. Because this change is intended principally to cover District Health Boards (DHB) and their boundaries generally closely conform with Regional Council Boundaries, these decisions would need to be made either by Regional Councils or by agreement between local government councils across a region this is needed to be workable. It would not be workable where there are a number of territorial authorities across a DHB or Regional Council area that had different voting systems.

      Having District Health Boards elected at large by the STV system discourages many voters from voting at all being faced with having to rank up to 40 candidates.  We strongly urge that a ward system be required for all DHBs that service one hundred thousand people, or more, with at least three wards.  This would enable, as occurred in the past, the Waitematā DHB to have wards covering each of the urban areas of the North Shore and the Waitakere and also a rural Rodney ward.  The Auckland DHB would once again ensure representation for each of the eastern, western and southern suburbs of isthmus Auckland.

h)    recommendation 16.4 should be amended to read “Amend legislation to abolish the provision for an electoral petition to generate a poll on any proposed Māori Wards. The same process of thorough consultation, hearings and of a right of appeal to the Local Government Commission should apply to Māori wards as applies to geographically based wards. The current provisions for polls derived from petitions generate heated controversy based on attitudes to race and to Māori rights, are expensive and create unnecessary uncertainty.”  If this were not agreed to, we would seek the local authority being able to decide the timing of the referendum as in the Auckland Council’s submission

i)     delegate to the Chair to make minor changes and approve the final wording.

 

CARRIED

 

 

22

Waitematā Local Board feedback on Taumata Arowai - Water Services Regulator Bill

 

Resolution number WTM/2020/30

MOVED by Chairperson R Northey, seconded by Member A Bonham:  

That the Waitematā Local Board:

a)      note that the local board intend to provide input on the Water Services Bill once it is introduced and open for submissions.

 

CARRIED

 

 

23

Urgent Decision - Approval of a Temporary Premise for Leys Institute Library

 

Resolution number WTM/2020/31

MOVED by Chairperson R Northey, seconded by Deputy Chairperson K Leoni:  

That the Waitematā Local Board:

a)      receive the urgent decision – “Approve Temporary Premises for Leys Institute Library” dated 20 December 2019

 

CARRIED

 

 

24

Urgent Decision - Waitematā Local Board feedback on the Urban Development Bill

 

Resolution number WTM/2020/32

MOVED by Chairperson R Northey, seconded by Member A Bonham:  

That the Waitematā Local Board:

a)      receive the urgent decision – Waitematā Local Board feedback on the Urban Development Bill dated 7 February 2020.

b)      note that the Waitematā Local Board feedback will be attached verbatim to the Auckland Council submission on the ‘Urban Development Bill’.

 

CARRIED

 


 

 

25

Urgent Decision - Waitematā Local Board feedback on the Resource Management Review Panel’s Issues and Options paper

 

Resolution number WTM/2020/33

MOVED by Chairperson R Northey, seconded by Member G Gunthorp:  

That the Waitematā Local Board:

a)      receive the urgent decision – Approve feedback on the Resource Management Review Panel’s Issues and Options paper dated 24 January 2020 (Attachment A).

 

CARRIED

 

 

26

Urgent Decision - Waitematā Local Board feedback to Auckland Council's submission on the Reducing waste: a more effective landfill levy

 

Resolution number WTM/2020/34

MOVED by Chairperson R Northey, seconded by Member A Avendano Christie:  

That the Waitematā Local Board:

a)      receive the urgent decision – Approve feedback on Reducing waste: a more effective landfill levy dated 20 January 2020.

 

CARRIED

 

 

27

Urgent Decision - Waitematā Local Board feedback to LGNZ discussion paper “Localism”

 

Resolution number WTM/2020/35

MOVED by Chairperson R Northey, seconded by Member A Bonham:  

That the Waitematā Local Board:

a)      receive the urgent decision – Waitematā Local Board feedback to LGNZ discussion paper “Localism” dated 29 January 2020.

 

CARRIED

 

 

28

Chair's Report

 

Resolution number WTM/2020/36

MOVED by Member G Gunthorp, seconded by Deputy Chairperson K Leoni:  

That the Waitematā Local Board:

a)      receive the Chair’s report for the period December 2019 – February 2020.

 

CARRIED

 


 

 

29

Board member reports                     

 

Resolution number WTM/2020/37

MOVED by Chairperson R Northey, seconded by Member G Gunthorp:  

That the Waitematā Local Board:

a)      receive the written report from member G Gunthorp, the tabled reports from Member A Bonham and Member A Christie, and the verbal board member reports for the period 20 November 2019 – February 2020.

 

CARRIED

 

Attachments

a     20200218 Waitematā Local Board Item 29 - Member A A Christie report - tabled

b     20200218 Waitematā Local Board Item 29 - Member A Bonham report - tabled

 

 

30

Governance Forward Work Calendar

 

Resolution number WTM/2020/38

MOVED by Chairperson R Northey, seconded by Member S Trotman:  

That the Waitematā Local Board:

a)      receive the Governance Forward Work Calendar February 2020 attached to the agenda.

 

CARRIED

 

 

31

Waitematā Local Board Workshop Records

 

Resolution number WTM/2020/39

MOVED by Chairperson R Northey, seconded by Member S Trotman:  

That the Waitematā Local Board:

a)          receive the workshop proceeding records for the meetings held on 10 and 17 December 2019, 28 January 2020, 4 and 11 February 2020.

 

CARRIED

 

 

 

Documents that were presented at the 28 January 2020 informal conversations with the local board are attached except for the Pollinator Pathways presentation which is attached to item 9.4 of these minutes.

 

Attachments

a     20200218 Waitematā Local Board Item 30 - Grey Lynn 2030 Climate Action Projects presentation Brigitte Sistig

b     20200218 Waitematā Local Board Item 30 - Grey Lynn 2030 Climate Action Projects synopsis presented 28 January 2020

c    20200218 Waitematā Local Board Item 30 - Business Grey Lynn submission Soala Wilson and Darryl Ojala

d    20200218 Waitematā Local Board Item 30 - Western Springs Lakeside Park Gael Baldock

e     20200218 Waitematā Local Board Item 30 - Grey Lynn Park Festival Report

f     20200218 Waitematā Local Board Item 30 - Grey Lynn Park Festival Clean Event Report

 

 

32        Consideration of Extraordinary Items

 

There was no consideration of extraordinary items.

 

 

 

 

5.54 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 Waitematā Local Board HELD ON

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

CHAIRPERSON:........................................................