Albert-Eden Local Board

 

OPEN MINUTES

 

 

 

Minutes of a meeting of the Albert-Eden Local Board held in the Albert Eden Local Board Office, 135 Dominion Road, Mt Eden on Tuesday, 17 March 2020 at 2.03pm.

 

present

 

Chairperson

Margi Watson

 

Deputy Chairperson

Lee Corrick

 

Members

Graeme Easte

 

 

Rachel Langton

 

 

Ben Lee

 

 

Julia Maskill

 

 

Christina Robertson

 

 

Kendyl Smith

In attendance via Skype.

 

 

ABSENT

 

Governing Body Member

Cathy Casey

 

 

Christine Fletcher

 

 

 

 


Albert-Eden Local Board

17 March 2020

 

 

 

1          Welcome

 

Chairperson Watson commenced the meeting and welcome everyone in attendance.

 

2          Apologies

  

Resolution number AE/2020/17

MOVED by Chairperson M Watson, seconded by Member G Easte:  

That the Albert-Eden Local Board:

a)         note the apologies from Governing Body Members Cathy Casey and Christine Fletcher for absence.

CARRIED

Resolution number AE/2020/18

MOVED by Chairperson M Watson, seconded by Deputy Chairperson L Corrick:  

That the Albert-Eden Local Board:

b)        approve under Standing Orders 3.3.2 and 3.3.3, Member Smith’s request for electronic attendance due to the member’s recent self-isolation as a precaution in response to COVID-19.

CARRIED

 

 

3          Declaration of Interest

 

There were no declarations of interest.

 

4          Confirmation of Minutes

 

Resolution number AE/2020/19

MOVED by Member C Robertson, seconded by Member J Maskill:  

That the Albert-Eden Local Board:

a)         confirm the minutes of its ordinary meeting, held on Tuesday, 18 February 2020, as true and correct.

CARRIED

 

5          Leave of Absence

 

There were no leaves of absence.

 

6          Acknowledgements

 

6.1

Acknowledgement – King Sze Shum, resident

 

Resolution number AE/2020/20

MOVED by Member R Langton, seconded by Member B Lee:  

That the Albert-Eden Local Board:

a)         acknowledge and appreciate King Sze Shum, resident, for the effort and contribution provided towards the tidiness of the Mt Eden shopping area.

CARRIED

 

 

6.2

Acknowledgement – Recent passing of Jeffrey Johnson

 

Resolution number AE/2020/21

MOVED by Deputy Chairperson L Corrick, seconded by Member R Langton:  

That the Albert-Eden Local Board:

a)         acknowledge the recent passing of Jeffrey Johnson, a very active member in the Mt Albert community, who regularly attended the Albert-Eden Local Board’s monthly business meetings for many years; and convey its sincere condolences to Jeffrey’s wife and sons during this sad time.

CARRIED

 

 

7          Petitions

 

There were no petitions.

 

8          Deputations

 

There were no deputations.

 

9          Public Forum

 

9.1

Public Forum - Helen Coyte - Friends of Fowlds Park Incorporated

 

Helen Coyte - Friends of Fowlds Park Incorporated, was in attendance to deliver a Public Forum presentation to request the local board to consider developing a master plan for Fowlds Park and the surrounding area to help guide future field and facility development as well as environmental maintenance work.

 

Resolution number AE/2020/22

MOVED by Chairperson M Watson, seconded by Member C Robertson:  

That the Albert-Eden Local Board:

a)      receive the presentation regarding a proposed master plan for Fowlds Park and thank Helen Coyte for her attendance.

CARRIED

 

 

9.2

Public Forum - Stuart Tucker - Housing developments in Mt Eden

 

Stuart Tucker, resident, was in attendance to deliver a Public Forum presentation to outline local residents’ concerns regarding several new housing developments in Mt Eden and their perceptions that the developments do not meet Auckland Council’s Unitary Plan regulations.

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

 

Resolution number AE/2020/23

MOVED by Deputy Chairperson L Corrick, seconded by Member G Easte:  

That the Albert-Eden Local Board:

a)      receive the presentation regarding local residents’ concerns about several Mt Eden housing developments and thank Stuart Tucker for his attendance.

b)      refer the presentation from Stuart Tucker regarding the five specific Mt Eden housing developments to the Plans and Places and Resource Consents staff for their response to the local board.

CARRIED

 

Attachments

a     17 March 2020, Albert-Eden Local Board - Item 9.2:  Public Forum - Stuart Tucker - Housing developments in Mt Eden - Tabled Presentation and Information Summary

 

 

10        Extraordinary Business

 

There was no extraordinary business.

 

 

11

Approval for a new road name at 111-117 St Lukes Road, Sandringham

 

Resolution number AE/2020/24

MOVED by Member C Robertson, seconded by Member B Lee:  

That the Albert-Eden Local Board:

a)      approve the name Houkura Way (the applicant’s preferred name) for the new private road created by way of subdivision at 111-117 St Lukes Road, Sandringham, in accordance with section 319(1)(j) of the Local Government Act 1974 (resource consent reference BUN60305174, SUB60305176).

CARRIED

 

 

12

Te Tāruke-ā-Tāwhiri: Auckland's Climate Action Framework -  Proposed changes

 

Claire Abbot - Local Board Services Graduate, was in attendance to speak to this report.

 

Resolution number AE/2020/25

MOVED by Member C Robertson, seconded by Member J Maskill:  

That the Albert-Eden Local Board:

a)      confirm its feedback on the changes to the draft Te Taruke-a-Tawhiri: Auckland’s Climate Action Framework as outlined in the tabled document.

b)      note that it looks forward to seeing prompt and practical actions on the matter to address the Auckland Climate Change emergency.

c)      request the Democracy Advisor to circulate its tabled feedback to other local boards for their information.

d)      thank Claire Abbot - Local Board Services Graduate, for her attendance.

CARRIED

 

Attachments

a     17 March 2020, Albert-Eden Local Board - Item 12: Te Tāruke-ā-Tāwhiri: Auckland's Climate Action Framework -  Proposed changes - Albert-Eden Local Board Feedback

 

 

 

13

Local Board feedback to the Independent Council-Controlled Organisations Review

 

Claire Abbot - Local Board Services Graduate, was in attendance to speak to this report.

 

Resolution number AE/2020/26

MOVED by Chairperson M Watson, seconded by Member G Easte:  

That the Albert-Eden Local Board:

a)      confirm its feedback on the Council-Controlled Organisations Review to the Independent Panel as outlined in the tabled document.

b)      thank Claire Abbot - Local Board Services Graduate, for her attendance.

CARRIED

 

Note:   Pursuant to Standing Orders 1.9.7, Members Maskill and Smith requested that their abstention from voting be recorded.

 

Attachments

a     17 March 2020, Albert-Eden Local Board - Item 13: Local Board feedback to the Independent Council-Controlled Organisations Review - Albert-Eden Local Board Feedback

 

 

14

Addition to the 2019-2022 Albert-Eden Local Board meeting schedule

 

Resolution number AE/2020/27

MOVED by Member B Lee, seconded by Chairperson M Watson:  

That the Albert-Eden Local Board:

a)      approve the following meeting date to be added to the 2019-2022 Albert-Eden Local Board meeting schedule to accommodate the Annual Budget 2020/2021:

i)       Tuesday, 5 May 2020 at 5.30pm, to be held at the Albert-Eden Local Board office, 135 Dominion Road, Mt Eden, Auckland.

CARRIED

 

 

15

Auckland Transport Reports - March 2020

 

Lorna Stewart – Auckland Transport Elected Member Relationship Manager, was in attendance to speak to this report.

 

Resolution number AE/2020/28

MOVED by Chairperson M Watson, seconded by Member B Lee:  

That the Albert-Eden Local Board:

a)      request Auckland Transport to provide rough order of costs for the following 2020/2021 Local Board Transport Capital Fund projects:

i)       A route from St Leonards Road to Mt Eden Road, via Watling Reserve, Aberfoyle Reserve, Windmill Park and Nicholson Park, incorporating paths in parks, traffic calming in streets and a drinking fountain.

ii)      A route from Morven Reserve to Ferryhill Road to join to Aberfoyle Reserve incorporating paths through parks and linked to the St Leonards Road to Mt Eden Road route.

iii)     A programme of ten bus shelters for installation at bus stops in the local board area, based on the following criteria:

A)     Proximity to retirement villages, shops, schools and housing developments;

B)     High usage, including stops used for transferring to another bus.

iv)     A route connecting Harbutt Avenue and Wilcott Street to Mt Albert train station, with traffic calming, crossings and a drinking fountain.

v)      Safety improvements at the Valley Road / Dominion Road intersection and Dominion Road / Balmoral Road intersection that support pedestrian amenity and priority.

vi)     Traffic interventions on Pt Chevalier Road between Meola Road and Te Ra Road that support safety for pedestrians and cyclists.

vii)    Cycle connections from the existing cycleway on St Lukes Road to Malvern Road and Amandale Road.

viii)   Bicycle and / or scooter parking at specified town centres in the local board area.

b)        note that a shared path linking Rawalpindi Reserve to the North Western pathway via Chamberlain Park will be considered for $500,000 funding via the Transport Capital Fund in June 2020, as it does not require a rough order of costs.

c)      thank Lorna Stewart – Auckland Transport Elected Member Relationship Manager, for her attendance.

CARRIED

 

 

16

Governing Body Members' Update

 

Note:  This item was withdrawn.

 

17

Chairperson's Report

 

Resolution number AE/2020/29

MOVED by Member B Lee, seconded by Member J Maskill:  

That the Albert-Eden Local Board:

a)      receive Chairperson Watson’s March 2020 Chairperson’s report.

b)      appoint Deputy Chairperson Corrick and Member Easte as the Albert-Eden Local Board representatives on the City Rail Link Limited and Link Alliance Mt Eden Community Liaison Group.

CARRIED

 

18

Board Member's Reports

 

Resolution number AE/2020/30

MOVED by Chairperson M Watson, seconded by Deputy Chairperson L Corrick:  

That the Albert-Eden Local Board:

a)      receive Members Maskill and Robertson and Deputy Chairperson Corrick’s Board Member Reports for March 2020.

b)      receive Members Lee, Easte, Smith and Langton’s verbal Board Member Reports for March 2020.

CARRIED

 

 

19

Governance Forward Work Calendar

 

Resolution number AE/2020/31

MOVED by Deputy Chairperson L Corrick, seconded by Member B Lee:  

That the Albert-Eden Local Board:

a)      note the March 2020 edition of the Albert-Eden Local Board Governance Forward Work Calendar.

CARRIED

 

 

20

Albert-Eden Local Board Workshop Records

 

Resolution number AE/2020/32

MOVED by Member B Lee, seconded by Member C Robertson:  

That the Albert-Eden Local Board:

a)      receive the Albert-Eden Local Board Workshop Records for the workshops held on 11, 18 and 25 February 2020 and 3 March 2020.

CARRIED

 

 

21        Consideration of Extraordinary Items

 

There was no consideration of extraordinary items.   

 

 

 

 

3.36 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 Albert-Eden Local Board HELD ON

 

 

 

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