In response to COVID-19 and Ministry of Health advice, a decision was made on 23 March 2020 to cancel this meeting

 

 

I hereby give notice that an ordinary meeting of the Papakura Local Board will be held on:

 

Date:

Time:

Meeting Room:

Venue:

 

Wednesday, 25 March 2020

4.30pm

Local Board Chambers
Papakura Service Centre
35 Coles Crescent
Papakura

 

Papakura Local Board

 

OPEN AGENDA

 

 

 

 

MEMBERSHIP

 

Chairperson

Brent Catchpole

 

Deputy Chairperson

Jan Robinson

 

Members

Felicity Auva'a

 

 

George Hawkins

 

 

Keven Mealamu

 

 

Sue Smurthwaite

 

 

(Quorum 3 members)

 

 

 

Paula Brooke

Democracy Advisor

 

19 March 2020

 

Contact Telephone: 021 715 279

Email: Paula.Brooke@aucklandcouncil.govt.nz

Website: www.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz

 

 


 

 


Papakura Local Board

25 March 2020

 

 

ITEM   TABLE OF CONTENTS                                                                                         PAGE

1          Welcome                                                                                                                         5

2          Apologies                                                                                                                        5

3          Declaration of Interest                                                                                                   5

4          Confirmation of Minutes                                                                                               5

5          Leave of Absence                                                                                                          5

6          Acknowledgements                                                                                                       5

7          Petitions                                                                                                                          5

8          Deputations                                                                                                                    5

8.1     Deputation - Citizens Advice Bureau (CAB)                                                     5

8.2     Deputation - Kuraconnect                                                                                   5

8.3     Deputation - The Rising Foundation Trust                                                        6

8.4     Deputation - Mana Whenua Engagement Paoa Whanake Strategic Partnership                                                                                                                                 6

9          Public Forum                                                                                                                  6

9.1     Public Forum - The Papakura Business Association                                      7

10        Extraordinary Business                                                                                                7

11        Governing Body Member's Update                                                                              9

12        Chairperson's Update                                                                                                 11

13        Auckland Transport March 2020 report to the Papakura Local Board                  13

14        Papakura Local Board Grants Programme 2020/2021                                            39

15        Transfer of ownership for basketball facilities at Smiths Reserve in Papakura  47

16        Parerekau Boardwalks Asset Acceptance                                                                51

17        Te Tāruke-ā-Tāwhiri: Auckland's Climate Action Framework -  Proposed changes                                                                                                                                       61

18        Local Board feedback to the Independent Council-Controlled Organisations Review                                                                                                                                       67

19        Urgent Decision - Papakura Local Board feedback on central government's Infrastructure Funding and Financing Bill                                                                73

20        Urgent Decision - Papakura Local Board input on the Water Services Regulatory Bill (Taumata Arowai)                                                                                                         79

21        Papakura Local Board Achievements Register 2019-2022 Political Term            87

22        For Information: Reports referred to the Papakura Local Board                           93

23        Papakura Local Board Governance Forward Work Calendar - March 2020         95

24        Papakura Local Board Workshop Records                                                            103  

25        Consideration of Extraordinary Items 

 

 


1          Welcome

 

A board member will lead the meeting in prayer.

 

2          Apologies

 

At the close of the agenda no apologies had been received.

 

3          Declaration of Interest

 

Members are reminded of the need to be vigilant to stand aside from decision making when a conflict arises between their role as a member and any private or other external interest they might have.

 

4          Confirmation of Minutes

 

That the Papakura Local Board:

a)         confirm the ordinary minutes of its meeting held on Wednesday 26 February 2020, as true and correct.

 

 

5          Leave of Absence

 

At the close of the agenda no requests for leave of absence had been received.

 

6          Acknowledgements

 

At the close of the agenda no requests for acknowledgements had been received.

 

7          Petitions

 

At the close of the agenda no requests to present petitions had been received.

 

8          Deputations

 

Standing Order 7.7 provides for deputations. Those applying for deputations are required to give seven working days notice of subject matter and applications are approved by the Chairperson of the Papakura Local Board. This means that details relating to deputations can be included in the published agenda. Total speaking time per deputation is ten minutes or as resolved by the meeting.

 

8.1       Deputation – Papakura Citizens Advice Bureau (CAB)

Te take mō te pūrongo

Purpose of the report

1.         Judy Boyd from the Papakura Citizens Advice Bureau (CAB), will present the CAB’s annual statistics for the 2018/2019 period.

Ngā tūtohunga

Recommendation/s

That the Papakura Local Board:

a)      thank Judy Boyd from the Papakura Citizens Advice Bureau (CAB) for her presentation.

 

 


 

 

8.2       Deputation - Kuraconnect

Te take mō te pūrongo

Purpose of the report

1.         Melissa Tipene from the Papakura Athletic and Harrier Club, will provide an update on the Kuraconnect activities.

 

Ngā tūtohunga

Recommendation/s

That the Papakura Local Board:

a)      thank Melissa Tipene from the Papakura Athletic and Harrier Club for her Kuraconnect presentation.

 

Attachments

a          Papakura Local Board 25 March 2020 - Deputation - Kuraconnect ........... 127

 

 

8.3       Deputation - The Rising Foundation Trust

Te take mō te pūrongo

Purpose of the report

1.       General Manager Alex Tarrant and Programme Coordinator Eddie Lepou from the Rising Foundation Trust will introduce what the charity does within the Papakura community and the benefits and outcomes the programme has on the youth and wider whanau members.

 

Ngā tūtohunga

Recommendation/s

That the Papakura Local Board:

a)      thank Alex Tarrant and Eddie Lepou from the Rising Foundation Trust for their presentation.

 

 

 

8.4       Deputation - Mana Whenua Engagement Paoa Whanake Strategic Partnership

Te take mō te pūrongo

Purpose of the report

1.       Genesis Moana, from Manawhenua Ngati Paoa Social Development, will speak to the activities of Manawhenua Ngati Paoa Social Development.

 

Ngā tūtohunga

Recommendation/s

That the Papakura Local Board:

a)      thank Genesis Moana, from Manawhenua Ngati Paoa Social Development for her presentation.

 

 


 

 

9          Public Forum

 

A period of time (approximately 30 minutes) is set aside for members of the public to address the meeting on matters within its delegated authority. A maximum of 3 minutes per item is allowed, following which there may be questions from members.

 

9.1       Public Forum - The Papakura Business Association

Te take mō te pūrongo

Purpose of the report

1.       Tracy Shackleton, Town Centre Manager for the Papakura Business Association, will introduce the new Community Safety Coordinator.

Ngā tūtohunga

Recommendation/s

That the Papakura Local Board:

a)      thank Tracy Shackleton from the Papakura Business Association, for introducing the new Community Safety Coordinator.

 

 

10        Extraordinary Business

 

Section 46A(7) of the Local Government Official Information and Meetings Act 1987 (as amended) states:

 

“An item that is not on the agenda for a meeting may be dealt with at that meeting if-

 

(a)        The local authority by resolution so decides; and

 

(b)        The presiding member explains at the meeting, at a time when it is open to the public,-

 

(i)         The reason why the item is not on the agenda; and

 

(ii)        The reason why the discussion of the item cannot be delayed until a subsequent meeting.”

 

Section 46A(7A) of the Local Government Official Information and Meetings Act 1987 (as amended) states:

 

“Where an item is not on the agenda for a meeting,-

 

(a)        That item may be discussed at that meeting if-

 

(i)         That item is a minor matter relating to the general business of the local authority; and

 

(ii)        the presiding member explains at the beginning of the meeting, at a time when it is open to the public, that the item will be discussed at the meeting; but

 

(b)        no resolution, decision or recommendation may be made in respect of that item except to refer that item to a subsequent meeting of the local authority for further discussion.”


Papakura Local Board

25 March 2020

 

 

Governing Body Member's Update

File No.: CP2020/02646

 

  

 

Te take mō te pūrongo

Purpose of the report

1.       To provide an opportunity for the Manurewa Papakura ward councillors to update the board on Governing Body issues they have been involved with since the previous meeting.

Whakarāpopototanga matua

Executive summary

2.       Standing Orders 5.1.1 and 5.1.2 provides for Governing Body Members to update their local board counterparts on regional matters of interest to the board.

 

Ngā tūtohunga

Recommendation/s

That the Papakura Local Board:

a)      receive Councillor Angela Dalton and Councillor Daniel Newman’s updates.

 

 

Ngā tāpirihanga

Attachments

There are no attachments for this report.      

Ngā kaihaina

Signatories

Author

Paula Brooke  - Democracy Advisor

Authoriser

Manoj Ragupathy - Relationship Manager Manurewa & Papakura

 


Papakura Local Board

25 March 2020

 

 

Chairperson's Update

File No.: CP2020/02647

 

  

 

Te take mō te pūrongo

Purpose of the report

1.       To provide an opportunity for the Papakura Local Board Chairperson to update the local board on issues he has been involved in over the past month.

 

Ngā tūtohunga

Recommendation/s

That the Papakura Local Board:

a)      receive the verbal report from the Papakura Local Board Chairperson.

 

 

Ngā tāpirihanga

Attachments

There are no attachments for this report.     

Ngā kaihaina

Signatories

Author

Paula Brooke  - Democracy Advisor

Authoriser

Manoj Ragupathy - Relationship Manager Manurewa & Papakura

 


Papakura Local Board

25 March 2020

 

 

Auckland Transport March 2020 report to the Papakura Local Board

File No.: CP2020/02648

 

  

 

Te take mō te pūrongo

Purpose of the report

1.       To receive the Auckland Transport update report to the Papakura Local Board for March 2020.

Whakarāpopototanga matua

Executive summary

2.       Each month, Auckland Transport provides an update to the Papakura Local Board on transport-related matters, relevant consultations in its area, Local Board Transport Capital Fund (LBTCF) projects and decisions of Auckland Transport’s Traffic Control Committee.

3.       The Auckland Transport March 2020 update is attached to this report (Attachment A) along with the Community Safety Fund report (Attachment B) and the One Local Initiative report (Attachment E).

 

Ngā tūtohunga

Recommendation/s

That the Papakura Local Board:

a)      receive the Auckland Transport March 2020 monthly update report as provided in Attachment A to this report.

b)      receive the Community Safety Fund report provided as Attachment B to this report, and provide a direction to AT.

c)      receive the Papakura One Local Initiative (OLI) report as provided in Attachment E to this report.

d)      pursue the at-grade car parking improvements at Papakura Rail Station as its One Local Initiative (OLI) due to the favourable benefit cost ratio.

 


 

 

Ngā tāpirihanga

Attachments

No.

Title

Page

a

Auckland Transport monthly report - March 2020

15

b

Auckland Transport Community Safety Fund report - March 2020

25

c

Auckland Transport Community Safety Fund report - Porchester and Manuroa Road maps - March 2020

29

d

Auckland Transport Community Safety Fund report - Settlement Road maps - March 2020

33

e

Auckland Transport One Local Initiative report - March 2020

35

     

Ngā kaihaina

Signatories

Author

Paula Brooke  - Democracy Advisor

Authoriser

Manoj Ragupathy - Relationship Manager Manurewa & Papakura

 


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Papakura Local Board

25 March 2020

 

 

Papakura Local Board Grants Programme 2020/2021

File No.: CP2020/03276

 

  

 

Te take mō te pūrongo

Purpose of the report

1.       To adopt the Papakura Grants Programme 2020/2021.

Whakarāpopototanga matua

Executive summary

2.       The Auckland Council Community Grants Policy guides the allocation of local, multi-board and regional grant programmes to groups and organisations delivering projects, activities and services that benefit Aucklanders.

3.       The Community Grants Policy supports each local board to review and adopt their own local grants programme for the next financial year.

4.       This report presents the Papakura Grants Programme 2020/2021 for adoption as provided in Attachment A to this report).

 

Ngā tūtohunga

Recommendation/s

That the Papakura Local Board:

a)         adopt the Papakura Grants Programme 2020/2021.

 

 

Horopaki

Context

5.       The Auckland Council Community Grants Policy guides the allocation of local, multi-board and regional grant programmes to groups and organisations delivering projects, activities and services that benefit Aucklanders.

6.       The Community Grants Policy supports each local board to review and adopt its own local grants programme for the next financial year. The local board grants programme guides community groups and individuals when making applications to the local board.

7.       The local board community grants programme includes:

· outcomes as identified in the local board plan

· specific local board grant priorities

· which grant types will operate, the number of grant rounds and opening and closing         dates

· any additional criteria or exclusions that will apply

· other factors the local board consider to be significant to their decision-making.

8.       Once the local board grants programme 2020/2021 has been adopted, the types of grants, grant rounds, criteria and eligibility with be advertised through an integrated communication and marketing approach which includes utilising the local board channels.

Tātaritanga me ngā tohutohu

Analysis and advice

9.       The aim of the local board grant programme is to deliver projects and activities which align with the outcomes identified in the local board plan. The new Papakura Grants Programme has been workshopped with the local board and feedback incorporated into the grants programme for 2020/2021.

10.     The new grant programme includes the requirement for applications to provide quotes.

Tauākī whakaaweawe āhuarangi

Climate impact statement

11.     The local board grants programme aims to respond to Auckland Council’s commitment to address climate change by providing grants to individuals and groups with projects that support community climate change action. Local board grants can contribute to climate action through the support of projects that address food production and food waste; alternative transport methods; community energy efficiency education and behaviour change; build community resilience and support tree planting.

Ngā whakaaweawe me ngā tirohanga a te rōpū Kaunihera

Council group impacts and views

12.     The grants programme has no identified impacts on council-controlled organisations and therefore their views are not required.

13.     Based on the main focus of an application, a subject matter expert from the relevant council unit will provide input and advice. The main focus of an application is identified as arts, community, events, sport and recreation, environment or heritage.

Ngā whakaaweawe ā-rohe me ngā tirohanga a te poari ā-rohe

Local impacts and local board views

14.     The grants programme has been developed by the local board to set the direction of its grants programme. This programme is reviewed on an annual basis.

Tauākī whakaaweawe Māori

Māori impact statement

15.     All grant programmes respond to Auckland Council’s commitment to improving Māori wellbeing by providing grants to organisations delivering positive outcomes for Māori. Applicants are asked how their project aims to increase Māori outcomes in the application process.

Ngā ritenga ā-pūtea

Financial implications

16.     The allocation of grants to community groups is within the adopted Long-Term Plan 2018 -2028 and local board agreements.

Ngā raru tūpono me ngā whakamaurutanga

Risks and mitigations

17.     The allocation of grants occurs within the guidelines and criteria of the Community Grants Policy. Therefore, there is minimal risk associated with the adoption of the grants programme.

Ngā koringa ā-muri

Next steps

18.     An implementation plan is underway and the local board grants programme will be locally advertised through the local board and council channels, including the council website, local board facebook page and communication with past recipients of grants.

 

Ngā tāpirihanga

Attachments

No.

Title

Page

a

Papakura Grants Programme 2020/2021

43

     

Ngā kaihaina

Signatories

Author

Marion Davies - Grants and Incentives Manager

Authorisers

Rhonwen Heath - Head of Rates Valuations & Data Mgmt

Manoj Ragupathy - Relationship Manager Manurewa & Papakura

 


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25 March 2020

 

 

Transfer of ownership for basketball facilities at Smiths Reserve in Papakura

File No.: CP2020/03057

 

  

 

Te take mō te pūrongo

Purpose of the report

1.       To seek approval for the transfer of assets installed by the “There’s a Better Way” programme at Smiths Reserve, Papakura, into council ownership.

Whakarāpopototanga matua

Executive summary

2.       In December 2019, staff attended a local board workshop to discuss assets that were installed at Smiths Reserve in 2018 for a basketball program run by “There’s a Better Way” (TABW).

3.       The assets include a basketball hoop and spectator seating modules, and are currently being maintained by the asset owner, TABW.

4.       Physical works are currently taking place to redevelop Smiths Reserve, as per the Smiths Reserve Concept Plan adopted by the local board (PPK/2018/146). Staff met with TABW founder Glen Green in November 2019 to discuss the future of the non-council assets.

5.       TABW are pleased to transfer ownership of the assets to Auckland Council as part of the Smiths Reserve Concept Plan.

6.       Staff propose to retain and relocate the basketball hoop in accordance with the adopted concept plan as provided in Attachment A. The spectator seating modules are in poor condition and staff propose to replace these with a more durable solution as part of the wider enhancement works within the reserve.

7.       This report seeks to formalise the local boards request for Auckland Council to own and maintain assets gifted by TABW.

 

 

Ngā tūtohunga

Recommendation/s

That the Papakura Local Board:

a)      approve the transfer of ownership of one basketball hoop from the ‘There’s a Better Way’ programme to Auckland Council for Smiths Reserve in Papakura.

b)      request that staff offer the ‘There’s a Better Way’ programme an opportunity to remove the four seating units installed by them, or to give council permission to remove and dispose of the units.

c)      note that new spectator seating will be installed as part of the Smiths Reserve development.

 

 

Horopaki

Context

8.       The concept plan at Smiths Reserve, Papakura, reflects the community’s aspirations and was adopted in 2018 by the Papakura Local Board. (PPK/2018/146).

9.       While the concept plan was in development, the Papakura Local Board funded a basketball programme run by TABW for the Smiths Avenue community’s youth.

10.     Organisers of the programme installed a basketball half court, including one basketball hoop and four spectator seating modules. These were installed on the reserve without landowner approval.

11.     The local board have indicated to staff that they would like some of the equipment be transferred to Auckland Council for ownership and maintenance.

12.     Council staff have observed basketball as a popular activity within the Smiths Avenue community and keeping the basketball assets aligns with the community aspirations in the Smiths Reserve concept plan.

13.     The concept plan identified relocating the basketball half court to the opposite side of the community hall. This caters for the relocation of the playground in its place as per the community’s request.

14.     TABW have expressed support for council to own and maintain the assets.

Tātaritanga me ngā tohutohu

Analysis and advice

15.     An asset report has been prepared by council staff and presented to the local board for consideration. It is summarised below:

Stadium style seats

·    the seats are in poor condition

·    graffiti, cracks and holes, as a result of vandalism, will require repairs or replacement (refer to figures 1a, 1b and 1c)

·    due to exposure to the elements including UV weathering, the colour of the seats has faded.

Basketball hoop

·    the basketball hoop is in good condition

·    the hoop’s stand is made from high-grade steel with bolted flanges

·    the construction of the hoop has been engineered and has been constructed to a compliant standard.

 

    

figure 1a                                 figure 1b                                  figure 1c

 

16.     The basketball hoop has already been relocated as per the Smiths Reserve Concept Plan.

17.     Council staff believe that the seating installed by TABW is not an appropriate design for the long term, and due to its current poor condition should be removed and replaced with a more durable and versatile replacement to reflect the overall upgrade of the surrounding reserve.

18.     TABW will be given the opportunity to remove the seats if they want to retain them. Alternatively, council will remove and dispose of the seats.

Tauākī whakaaweawe āhuarangi

Climate impact statement

19.     In June 2019, Auckland Council declared a climate emergency and a commitment to the community to look at ways on how we can consider climate implications in everything that we do. Auckland faces risks such as heat waves, droughts and tropical storms.

20.     Maintaining our green spaces is a proven climate solution to reduce harmful carbon pollution.The replacement seats have been sourced locally and are made from natural materials. They are more durable and versatile to increase resilience to climate impact.

21.     Providing a more visually pleasing natural style of seating aligns with the community’s aspirations in the concept plan to encourage utilisation of our green spaces.

Ngā whakaaweawe me ngā tirohanga a te rōpū Kaunihera

Council group impacts and views

22.     Council staff from Community Facilities and Community Services collaborated to provide advice for this report. Staff agree that council taking ownership of the hoop and an upgrade of the spectator seating modules will improve recreation opportunities and the overall utilisation and care of the reserve.

Ngā whakaaweawe ā-rohe me ngā tirohanga a te poari ā-rohe

Local impacts and local board views

23.     The local board has supported the redevelopment at Smiths Reserve, Papakura and has provided feedback regarding the assets in June, July and December 2019 local board workshops.

Tauākī whakaaweawe Māori

Māori impact statement

24.     In 2019, staff engaged Mana Whenua as part of the Smiths Development. Ngāti Tamaoho, Ngai Tai Ki Tamaki and Ngāti te Ata met with Council staff and members of the community. Iwi have expressed their support of the concept plan and are interested in participating in future story telling that may well develop in line with the concept plan.

Ngā ritenga ā-pūtea

Financial implications

25.     If resolved by the local board, council will be responsible for future maintenance of the basketball hoop.

26.     In 2018, the local board approved $297,526 from their Local Driven Initiatives (LDI) capital budget to investigate and implement the Smiths Reserve Concept Plan - Stage One (PPK/2018/146).


 

27.     Staff will work within the current budget for new replacement spectator seating modules from the current LDI allocation. No further funding from the local board is required. The new seats will be more durable and versatile, these will be delivered as part of the playground and courts renewal project.

Ngā raru tūpono me ngā whakamaurutanga

Risks and mitigations

28.     Due to the current state of the spectator seating modules staff believe further damage could prove to be an issue if not monitored and maintained.

29.     The spectator seating modules do not reflect the current upgrade and facilities of the site and do not align with the community’s aspirations. If the proposal is not supported by the local board, it could cause disappointment for locals, as well as contribute to a drop in the community’s engagement as part of future projects.

Ngā koringa ā-muri

Next steps

30.     Following approval from the local board, staff will contact the asset owner and arrange removal of the spectator seating modules and the handover of the basketball hoop to the council’s operations team.

31.     The basketball hoop will be mapped into the council system to confirm ownership and future maintenance.

 

Ngā tāpirihanga

Attachments

There are no attachments for this report.    

Ngā kaihaina

Signatories

Author

Jasmine Samuel - Community Led & LDI Specialist

Authorisers

Rod Sheridan - General Manager Community Facilities

Manoj Ragupathy - Relationship Manager Manurewa & Papakura

 


Papakura Local Board

25 March 2020

 

 

Parerekau Boardwalks Asset Acceptance

File No.: CP2020/03161

 

  

 

Te take mō te pūrongo

Purpose of the report

1.       To seek approval for the proposed boardwalk connection to Parerekau Island at 149A Capriana Drive, Hingaia.

Whakarāpopototanga matua

Executive summary

2.       An esplanade reserve is being created as part of the residential development at Parerekau Island.  The proposed boardwalks connect Karaka Harbourside to the new esplanade around the perimeter of this unique island via Kopuhingahinga Island.

3.       Development of the Parerekau Island Boardwalk will be carried out by Karaka Harbourside Estate Ltd.

4.       Karaka Harbourside Estate Ltd have prepared concept plans for the Parerekau Island Boardwalk in consultation with council staff and the local board following a workshop held on 5 February 2020 and a follow up workshop to discuss the wider project on 2 March 2020. These plans are provided for the local board’s consideration and approval.

 

 

Ngā tūtohunga

Recommendation/s

That the Papakura Local Board:

a)      approve the Parerekau Island Boardwalk Plans, prepared by Civil Plan Consultants as provided in Attachment A to this report

b)      delegate the approval of engineering detailed design to Parks, Sport & Recreation and Community Facilities.

 

Horopaki

Context

5.       Karaka Harbourside Estate Ltd, a land development organisation formed in January 1997, is overseeing the development of Parerekau Island in Hingaia, Auckland. The development of this land was initiated in 2015 when the site was rezoned to the Single Housing Zone. The development involves the creation of approximately 103 new homes across 18 hectares.

6.       The development will also include an esplanade reserve around the perimeter of the island.  This will vary in width between 20m and 51m and is a great opportunity for recreation and access all around the island.

7.       The site is located 30km south of Auckland city, 2km northwest of the Southern Motorway and 4km west of Papakura township.

8.       Resource consent for the subdivision creating the 103 residential lots and esplanade reserve was granted in December 2019. Works will begin mid-way through 2020.

9.       The esplanade reserve to vest is currently in private ownership and will be transferred to Auckland Council as part of the residential subdivision. This means the new boardwalks connecting the reserves will be owned and maintained by Auckland Council long term.

10.     The development of the Parerekau Island Boardwalk will be completed by Karaka Harbourside Estate Ltd in accordance with the Parerekau Island Boardwalk Plans, prepared by Civil Plan Consultants as provided in Attachment A to this report. The Parerekau Island Boardwalks meet the Auckland Council standards and Auckland Council will be responsible for the ongoing management and maintenance of these assets following handover to Council. Handover will be arranged as part of the resource consent process.

11.     The Parerekau Island Boardwalk Plans have been developed following consultation with council staff and the local board at a workshop held on 5 February 2019.

Tātaritanga me ngā tohutohu

Analysis and advice

12.     These boardwalks provide access to Kopuahingahinga Island and the Parerekau Island Esplande Reserve and are a great open space opportunity to provide access to and along the coast. The provision of these assets is aligned with the key principles in the Parks and Open Space Strategic Action Plan relating to connected open space networks and celebrating the coast.

Tauākī whakaaweawe āhuarangi

Climate impact statement

13.     The proposal has been assessed from a climate change resilience perspective.  Coastal Specialist, Ashashika Sharma, confirms the effects on marine ecology including avifauna will be short term and localised. The design of the boardwalks uses piles, which means the coastal processes will continue underneath the deck level. The two boardwalks are in low energy areas and the piles will only interact with coastal processes at high tide.  The height of the boardwalks is 1m above current sea levels, which is considered appropriate.  Council’s technical experts conclude that the boardwalks will not have an adverse effect on coastal processes.

Ngā whakaaweawe me ngā tirohanga a te rōpū Kaunihera

Council group impacts and views

14.     The proposal has been assessed from a maintenance, safety, accessibility and design perspective by council staff.  Parks, Sport and Recreation and Community Facilities staff have discussed the concept plans and support the preferred concept for the Parerekau Island boardwalks. The design has been reviewed by Regulatory Services Engineers and Coastal Specialists who support the design and proposal.

15.     Community Facilities Asset Management Team Engineers and Coastal Specialists have also reviewed and endorse the design. The boardwalks will be constructed with timber posts and have handrails for pedestrian safety.  These will be of an open nature and will not stand out in the proposed location.  The Parks, Sport & Recreation department endorse these becoming council assets to provide public access to and all the way around Parerekau Island.

Ngā whakaaweawe ā-rohe me ngā tirohanga a te poari ā-rohe

Local impacts and local board views

16.     The proposal for the Parerekau Island Boardwalk was presented to the local board in a workshop on 5 February 2019. Feedback from the local board was supportive of the boardwalks and agreement that the link to the new Parerekau esplanade is a great opportunity.  However, the Papakura Local Board raised concerns over the wider project, specifically whether the coastal hazards are being adequately addressed by the subdivision scheme plan that has been approved. 

17.     Parerekau Island is likely to experience between 17m and 30m of erosion combined with sea level rise over the next 100 years.  Instead of armouring the perimeter of the island, the wider subdivision has taken a precautionary approach to the coastal hazards at Parerekau island and provides an esplanade of up to 51m in width.  This avoids rather than mitigates against the hazard and aligns with the New Zealand Coastal Policy Statement and Part 2 of the Resource Management Act.  A wall would have a 35-year consenting life, while the approved subdivision will ensure there is a 20m wide esplanade reserve for the public to enjoy in 100 years from now.  The modelling looks at the worst-case scenario and is considered a low risk solution as council do not anticipate needing to construct, own or maintain any coastal management structures for the next 100 years.

Tauākī whakaaweawe Māori

Māori impact statement

18.     No direct impacts on iwi arising from this development have been identified.

19.     Karaka Harbourside Estate Ltd have undertaken consultation with with Te Akitai Waiohua, Ngati Tamaoho and Ngati Te Ata. Iwi have provided a Cultural Impact Statement (CIA) looking at the development as a whole. The CIA supports boardwalks and asks that archaeological sites are avoided.  No such sites are impacted by the two boardwalks proposed.  Overall, the CIA is supportive of the approach, and the recommendations contained in the CIA are being implemented as part of the proposal.

Ngā ritenga ā-pūtea

Financial implications

20.       All construction costs will be funded and carried out by Karaka Harbourside Estate Ltd. The annual operational costs of maintaining the proposed Parerekau Island Boardwalk has been estimated by Community Facilities to be between $1,400 and $3,700 per year, subject to detailed design. The funding for this will come from the operational expenditure budget.

21.       Council’s obligation for maintenance of the boardwalks will commence upon the completion of the assets, which will be 1-5 years from now. The procedure for inspections and handover to Community Facilities is outlined in the resource consent. There will be one agreement for the esplanade development and a second for the playground so that these may be delivered in stages.

Ngā raru tūpono me ngā whakamaurutanga

Risks and mitigations

22.     Risks associated with the proposed Parerekau Island Boardwalk development sits with the private developer.  The Unitary Plan requires these links to be constructed and the developer is obligated to construct them under their resource consent. A bond will also be taken by council if it is not constructed by the time subdivision is complete. It is also noted that this is a low risk as the developer has a proven track record.

Ngā koringa ā-muri

Next steps

23.     The developer wishes to develop the Parerekau Island Boardwalk in mid-2020. Once approval for the concept plan has been provided, council staff will work with Karaka Harbourside Estate Ltd on engineering details of the proposed developments to ensure the proposal meets the council’s park construction standards and is appropriate in regard to maintenance.

24.     Parks Planning and Community Facilities staff have reviewed concept design and provided their approval.

 

Ngā tāpirihanga

Attachments

No.

Title

Page

a

Parerekau Island Boardwalk Plans

55

     

Ngā kaihaina

Signatories

Author

Kate Richardson – Senior Parks Planner

Authorisers

Mace Ward - General Manager Parks, Sports and Recreation

Manoj Ragupathy - Relationship Manager Manurewa & Papakura

 


Papakura Local Board

25 March 2020

 

 


 


 


 


 


Papakura Local Board

25 March 2020

 

 

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

File No.: CP2020/03796

 

  

 

Te take mō te pūrongo

Purpose of the report

1.       The purpose of this report is to outline key amendments to Te Tāruke-ā-Tāwhiri: Auckland’s Climate Action Framework and to obtain the local board’s views.

Whakarāpopototanga matua

Executive summary

2.       In February 2018, the Environment and Community Committee resolved to develop an integrated climate action plan for the Auckland region (ENV/2018/11).

3.       To meet this requirement, Auckland Council led the development of Te Tāruke-ā-Tāwhiri: Auckland’s Climate Action Framework, (ACAF) with extensive collaboration and engagement with mana whenua, public, private and voluntary sectors.

4.       In June 2019, the Environment and Community Committee approved a consultation draft of ACAF and associated materials.

5.       In February 2020, a memorandum and consultation summary was circulated to share key findings from the public consultation as provided in Attachments A and B to this report.

6.       To address the feedback from the consultation, this report outlines key structural changes proposed for the framework including:

·   introducing three pillars representing the core drivers to which all actions will align (i.e. a place-based approach; emissions reduction; preparing for climate change)

·   moving from eleven key moves to eight priorities to streamline actions and address feedback.

7.       It is also proposed that the title of the document is changed from Te Tāruke-ā-Tāwhiri: Auckland’s Climate Action Framework to Te Tāruke-ā-Tāwhiri: Auckland’s Climate Plan to reflect feedback and the greater focus on the impact of actions against our climate goals and roles in delivery. In addition, this provides certainty for roles and responsibilities with regards to implementation.

8.       The proposed changes meet the requirements of a climate action plan as defined by C40 Cities.

 

Ngā tūtohunga

Recommendation/s

That the Papakura Local Board:

a)      provide feedback on the changes to the draft Te Taruke-a-Tawhiri: Auckland’s Climate Action Framework including:

·   introducing three pillars representing the core drivers for climate action (i.e. a place-based approach; emissions reduction; preparing for climate change)

·   moving from eleven key moves to eight priorities

·   changing the title from Te Tāruke-ā-Tāwhiri: Auckland’s Climate Action Framework to Te Tāruke-ā-Tāwhiri: Auckland’s Climate Plan.

 

 

Horopaki

Context

9.       In February 2018, the Environment and Community Committee resolved to develop an integrated climate action plan for the Auckland region, addressing both emissions reduction (i.e. mitigation) and preparing for the impacts of a changing climate (i.e. adaptation) (ENV/2018/11).

10.     To meet this requirement, Auckland Council led the development of Te Tāruke-ā-Tāwhiri: Auckland’s Climate Action Framework, (ACAF) with extensive collaboration and engagement with mana whenua, public, private and voluntary sectors, reaching hundreds of Aucklanders.

11.     Local board engagement and insights were sought throughout development of the framework, including meetings and cluster workshops.   A summary of feedback from local boards is available in Attachments C and D to this report.

12.     In June 2019, the Environment and Community Committee approved the consultation draft of ACAF and associated materials.

13.     In February 2020, a memo and a consultation summary was circulated to all local boards to share key findings from the public consultation on the draft ACAF as provided in Attachments A and B to this report.

14.     This report provides an overview of key proposed changes to the draft ACAF to address the feedback received through the consultation.  Local Board views will be reflected in the final version, which will be reported to the Environment and Climate Change Committee in May 2020.

15.     More detailed changes reported in the consultation summary are not repeated here but will be reflected in text changes in the final version.

Tātaritanga me ngā tohutohu

Analysis and advice

16.     The proposed changes to ACAF have been informed by consultation feedback received on the draft document.  Some key themes that arose include:

·   Urgency and scale of action needs to be better articulated

·   Lack of clarity on how key moves work together and how they address our climate goals. In addition it was felt that there are too many.

·   Need to be clearer about roles and responsibilities with a request for more information on who is responsible for actions at each level.

·   Need for partnership working across sectors and with central government and mana whenua in particular.

·   Greater focus on equity across feedback points.

·   Need for a strong Māori voice with widespread support for working with Māori, using mātauranga Māori and Māori practices in designing and implementing climate action.

·   Need for a system shift and scale of change required, and to better articulate this with Aucklanders.

·   Need for communication and behaviour change and a request for campaigns to raise awareness across the region and enable action at an individual level.

·   Need for a significant shift in transport (of all key moves) with the identified actions supported but a need for these to be delivered at pace and scale.

17.     To address this feedback a number of key structural changes are proposed.

18.     The first of these is establish three core drivers for action – our ‘pillars’ as provided in Attachment E.  These provide greater clarity on the goals of the framework and all actions will align to how they deliver against these goals:

·     A Tāmaki response: This pillar reflects the uniqueness of Auckland and our place-based response to climate change.  It is informed by learning from Māori principles and practice, provides a greater focus on equity and a better definition of roles and responsibilities and collective action across governance and sectors.

·   Reducing our emissions: This pillar reflects the need to provide greater clarity on our emissions target and the need to halve emissions by 2030 and reach net zero emissions by 2050.  It improves alignment with the actions and how we will deliver and prioritise emissions reductions.

·   Preparing for climate change: This pillar enables a greater focus on how we will approach climate change adaptation and take a precautionary approach for the region and also provides greater alignment with the actions.

19.     The second structural change is that the eleven key moves are streamlined into eight priorities as outlined in Attachment F. This proposed change is to address feedback on where areas are more foundational and therefore should be embedded throughout all priority areas, or where there is confusion and overlap.

·   It is proposed that Key Move 3: Make development and infrastructure climate compatible and Key Move 4: Transform existing buildings and places are combined into a single built environment priority area. 

·   It is proposed that Key Move 1: Lay the foundation is embedded into our three pillars in recognition of the cross-cutting nature of the actions.

·   Similarly, Key Move 9- Rangatahi (Youth & Inter-generational equity) is embedded into pillar 1 to reflect the need to consider actions across the framework.

20.     Actions contained within Key Moves 1 and 9 will still be maintained and reflected in the updated document.

21.     Actions contained within Key Moves 1-11 will be carried through into Priorities 1-8 (Figure 2) and updated to:

·   clarify any ambiguities that were raised in consultation 

·   remove repetition or overlapping actions

·   make additions in response to consultation feedback

·   strengthen alignment to delivery of the three pillars.

22.     Overall, the intent of the actions between the Key Moves 1-11 and Priority areas 1-8, remain the same. Attachment G briefly summarises how the actions have changed from the consultation document to the updated priority areas.

23.     It is also proposed that the title of the document is changed from Te Tāruke-ā-Tāwhiri: Auckland’s Climate Action Framework to Te Tāruke-ā-Tāwhiri: Auckland’s Climate Plan to reflect feedback and the greater focus on the impact of actions against our climate goals and roles in delivery. In addition, this provides certainty for roles and responsibilities with regards to implementation.

24.     The proposed changes meet the requirements of a climate action plan as defined by C40 Cities.

Tauākī whakaaweawe āhuarangi

Climate impact statement

25.     The changes identified in this report have been made to reflect feedback received and updated emissions modelling.  As such, they will further deliver and strengthen climate action already identified.

Ngā whakaaweawe me ngā tirohanga a te rōpū Kaunihera

Council group impacts and views

26.     Regular meetings and workshops took place across the council group for development of the framework.

27.     In addition, a working group was established from the outset to provide expertise from across the council group, central government and district health boards.

28.     This group has continued to provide input post-consultation and has reviewed and provided input into the proposed changes.

29.     In addition, the team has been working closely across the Council group in the development of costed actions for consideration in the Long-term Plan. This process is running concurrently with the finalisation of the plan.

Ngā whakaaweawe ā-rohe me ngā tirohanga a te poari ā-rohe

Local impacts and local board views

30.     The framework will have implications for all local boards.

31.     In June 2018, the Chief Sustainability Office attended workshops of 19 of the 21 local boards and obtained informal email feedback from the other two local boards to identify their main priorities related to climate change.  This was followed up in September 2018 at cluster workshops to assess and test a series of ‘must haves’, which were the precursors to the actions included in the draft framework.

32.     Priorities included:

·   coastal erosion and inundation concerns

·   affordable and accessible transport

·   long-term infrastructure development to consider climate impacts

·   better stormwater management

·   climate-related education and awareness

·   building community resilience

·   for Auckland Council to lead by example.

33.     This report seeks Local Board formal views on proposed changes to the draft Te Tāruke-ā-Tāwhiri: Auckland’s Climate Action Framework outlined in this report. These views will be reflected in the final version.

34.     Local boards will be key in taking climate action at a local level. Support will be provided for local board planning and alignment with outcomes.

35.     The Chief Sustainability Office and Quality Advice Unit will implement a programme of work for the whole council family to provide guidance and training on how to embed climate action in Local Board plans and what to expect in climate impact statements.

Tauākī whakaaweawe Māori

Māori impact statement

36.     Climate change impacts and associated policy and action will have significant impacts for Māori communities.

37.     A Tāmaki and climate change subject matter expert rōpū (group) was established in March 2019 which has been supporting and advising mana whenua and council on climate change issues for Māori and providing direct advice and narrative for the draft framework.

38.     A rangatahi Māori and Pasifika rōpū has also been working in partnership with council on this kaupapa to develop rangatahi-focused actions for the framework.

39.     A joint mana whenua and Māori expert task group is finalising a Tāmaki and climate change position paper, Te ora ō Tāmaki, which will be used as the bridging document to weave key anchor points into the climate action framework. 

40.     Anchor points include:

·   weaving the narrative into the framework, specifically the following sections: Climate change and Māori, Impacts on Māori and Developing the Plan with Māori

·   a section developed by rangatahi (the Youth and intergenerational equity key move)

·   a separate key move of Te puawaitanga o te tangata (Resilient Māori communities).

Ngā ritenga ā-pūtea

Financial implications

41.     Actions within the framework will result in budgetary implications for organisations across the region. Identifying and unlocking appropriate funding and financing streams in the future will be critical. 

42.     Taking climate action will require a range of finance and/or funding mechanisms. For instance, green bonds have been a useful tool for financing council-owned assets such as electric trains but investment in clean tech may require crowd-sourcing, grants or venture capital.

43.     To support this, a climate finance work package is underway to identify partnerships and broader funding mechanisms across actions such as bonds, grants, equity instruments and public/private partnerships.

44.     The final framework and specific Auckland Council actions being developed will need to inform on-going Long-term Plan discussions to support delivery and avoid costs associated with inaction, such as increased maintenance costs and infrastructure failures through to missed opportunities to Auckland’s economy in delivering the transition. 

45.     Not all actions within council’s remit will require additional budget. Some actions can result in long-term cost avoidance – for example electrifying fleets can reduce fuel and maintenance costs. Some actions could require existing funds to be redirected if priorities change.

46.     Also, not all actions will require funding, for example those related to advocacy to central government or expert input into actions led by other organisations.

47.     The costs associated with different council-specific actions will consider funding sources as described above.

Ngā raru tūpono me ngā whakamaurutanga

Risks and mitigations

48.     No high or extreme risks have been identified with the proposed approach.

49.     Moderate risks exist, including:

·   preparing for the implications of climate change may not comply with current rules and regulations

·   potential strategic risk with non-alignment with New Zealand Government direction and policy

·   potential governance risk in shared leadership and ownership of the framework across sectors.

50.     A risk mitigation plan has been developed to address the above, including targeted engagement approaches, a legal review of the final framework, on-going partnership with central government and establishment of clear governance structures for the implementation of the framework.. 

Ngā koringa ā-muri

Next steps

51.     Workshops will be held in April 2020 with the Environment and Climate Change Committee and Independent Māori Statutory Board to discuss updated framework text, and the final text will be presented to the Environment and Climate Change Committee for approval in May 2020.

52.     The draft digital plan layout will be workshopped with the Environment and Climate Change Committee in June 2020 and finalised in July 2020.

 

Ngā tāpirihanga

Attachments

No.

Title

Page

a

ACAF Consultation Summary Memo (Under Separate Cover)

 

b

ACAF Consultation Summary (Under Separate Cover)

 

c

Engagement Summary - LB workshops June 2018 (Under Separate Cover)

 

d

Engagement Summary - Clusters workshops Oct 2018 (Under Separate Cover)

 

e

ACAF Proposed Three Pillars (Under Separate Cover)

 

f

ACAF Proposed Eight Priorities (Under Separate Cover)

 

g

ACAF Proposed Priority Areas and Actions (Under Separate Cover)

 

     

Ngā kaihaina

Signatories

Authors

Sarah Anderson - Principal Specialist Sustainability and Climate Resilence

Lauren Simpson - Principal Sustainability & Resilience Advisor

Authorisers

Jacques  Victor - GM Auckland Plan Strategy and Research

Manoj Ragupathy - Relationship Manager Manurewa & Papakura

 


Papakura Local Board

25 March 2020

 

 

Local Board feedback to the Independent Council-Controlled Organisations Review

File No.: CP2020/03795

 

  

 

Te take mō te pūrongo

Purpose of the report

1.       To provide an opportunity for local boards to provide formal feedback on the Council-Controlled Organisations (CCO) Review to the Independent Panel.

Whakarāpopototanga matua

Executive summary

2.       The Governing Body approved the Terms of Reference for an Independent Panel to undertake a review of substantive CCOs at its meeting on 26 November 2019 [GB/2019/127].

3.       The review covers Auckland Transport, Auckland Tourism Events and Economic Development, Panuku Development Auckland, Regional Facilities Auckland and Watercare.  The overall objectives are to examine:

·   whether CCOs are an effective and efficient model for delivering services to the council and Aucklanders, and

·   whether the CCO decision-making model provides sufficient political oversight, public transparency and accountability.

4.       The review asks the Independent Panel to examine three areas: the CCO model and its accompanying roles and responsibilities; the accountability of CCOs; and CCO culture.

5.       The Independent Panel is seeking the views of local boards on these areas.

6.       Local boards are advised that their views are requested by the Independent Panel by 3 April 2020.

 

Ngā tūtohunga

Recommendation/s

That the Papakura Local Board:

a)      provide formal feedback on the Council-Controlled Organisations Review to the Independent Panel by 3 April 2020.

 

 

Horopaki

Context

7.       The Governing Body approved the CCO review Terms of Reference on 26 November 2019 [GB/2019/127]. The Independent Panel was appointed by the Governing Body on 12 December 2019 and is comprised of Miriam Dean, Doug Martin and Leigh Auton. Miriam Dean has been appointed panel chair [GB/2019/149].

8.       Briefings on the CCO Review were provided to local board chairs in December 2019 by staff and in February 2020 by panel member Leigh Auton.  The panel wrote to local board chairs in February asking for advice on what constitutes good engagement between CCOs and local boards.  

9.       Monthly updates on the review are reported to the CCO Oversight Committee and circulated to all local boards.

10.     The Independent Panel is seeking comprehensive engagement to obtain a range of views about the issues forming the subject of the review as outlined in Attachment A.  Community engagement on the review is occurring alongside the Annual Budget 2020/2021 in February/March 2020. An engagement document has been developed and a summary document has been translated into five languages and a New Zealand Sign Language video. A webpage[1] provides information on the review, including stakeholder updates, relevant documents (including the Terms of Reference) and a contact for further information.

11.     All feedback on the CCO Review will be provided to the Independent Panel.  The Panel will report on the key issues and community and stakeholder feedback in May and will provide a final report and recommendations in July 2020.

Tātaritanga me ngā tohutohu

Analysis and advice

12.     To identify the scope of their work, the Independent Panel has distilled the essence of the review terms into a list of issues, that forms the basis of the engagement and eventual report. The list and prompts, in Attachment A, provide a structure for local boards to give feedback.

13.     The three key areas of focus set out in the list of issues are:

Issue

Area of Focus

CCO model, roles and responsibilities

The essential question here is whether the CCO model delivers council services with the maximum of operational efficiency, transparency and accountability, or whether there are better ways to deliver such services

CCO accountability

Here the key question is whether the council’s current approach to holding CCOs to account on behalf of Aucklanders could be improved

CCO culture

The central issue here is whether CCOs need to improve how they consult, engage with and respond to the wider community and council

Tauākī whakaaweawe āhuarangi

Climate impact statement

14.     Local boards have an opportunity to consider suggestions that might improve climate change outcomes/mitigation in their feedback on the CCO Review.

Ngā whakaaweawe me ngā tirohanga a te rōpū Kaunihera

Council group impacts and views

15.     The Independent Panel is engaging across the council group on the review, including:

·   the chair of the independent panel wrote introducing the panel and the review objectives to all CCO chairs and chief executives, councillors, local board chairs, chief executive of IMSB and the co-chairs of the Mana Whenua Kaitiaki Forum on 20 December 2019

·   the panel met briefly with the CCO chief executives and chairs on 28 January 2020 to discuss the proposed review process and CCO engagement. Each CCO was asked to provide the panel with key stakeholders/customers

·   individual meetings have taken place with CCO chief executives and board chairs over February and March 2020, and the panel is meeting with CCO stakeholders.

Ngā whakaaweawe ā-rohe me ngā tirohanga a te poari ā-rohe

Local impacts and local board views

16.     Local board formal feedback on the CCO Review, including issues experienced with CCOs, good practice and options for improvement, is sought by the Independent Panel by 3 April 2020.

17.     Material on the CCO Review was available at Have your Say local board events for the Annual Budget.

18.     Following the conclusion of the Independent Panel’s review, as part of the development of the next 10-year budget, local boards will have the opportunity to provide formal views on any proposals for change to the CCO model.

Tauākī whakaaweawe Māori

Māori impact statement

19.     Staff presented to the Mana Whenua Kaitiaki Forum on 19 December 2019. The panel met with one of the Forum co-chairs and mana whenua are invited to provide feedback to the panel.  Mana whenua have also been invited to a hui with panel members on 18 March 2020.

20.     The panel has met with the Independent Māori Statutory Board. 

21.     Panel members spoke on Radio Waatea to promote Māori interest and feedback on the CCO review. Material on the CCO review is being provided at mataawaka events for the Annual Budget and mataawaka organisations have been briefed on the review during the public engagement period. 

Ngā ritenga ā-pūtea

Financial implications

22.     There are no financial implications from this report.

Ngā raru tūpono me ngā whakamaurutanga

Risks and mitigations

23.     There are no risks associated with the recommendations in this report.

Ngā koringa ā-muri

Next steps

24.     The Independent Panel is due to report on key issues, community and stakeholder feedback in May and to provide a final report, with recommendations, in July 2020.

 


 

 

Ngā tāpirihanga

Attachments

No.

Title

Page

a

Independent Council-Controlled Organisations Review list of issues

71

     

Ngā kaihaina

Signatories

Author

Claire Gomas - Principal Advisor

Authorisers

Alastair Cameron - Manager - CCO Governance & External Partnerships

Manoj Ragupathy - Relationship Manager Manurewa & Papakura

 


Papakura Local Board

25 March 2020

 

 


 


Papakura Local Board

25 March 2020

 

 

Urgent Decision - Papakura Local Board feedback on central government's Infrastructure Funding and Financing Bill

File No.: CP2020/01955

 

  

 

Te take mō te pūrongo

Purpose of the report

1.       To note the urgent decision for the Papakura Local Board feedback on central government's Infrastructure Funding and Financing Bill.

Whakarāpopototanga matua

Executive summary

2.       The Infrastructure Funding and Financing Bill is a new way of funding and financing local infrastructure by providing a tool that is independent of local authorities. 

3.       The tool will enable urban development projects to begin sooner than council funding for infrastructure allows, by enabling finance for infrastructure projects (or bundles of projects) to be raised through a stand-alone entity, a Special Purpose Vehicle (SPV). This tool will also help to make the cost of new infrastructure more transparent and will spread the costs by way of a levy so the cost falls primarily on the landowners who benefit, including over time and across generations. 

4.       The levy would be in place until the infrastructure is paid off by those who are expected to benefit. When a property is sold, the new owner would pay the levy. This levy would be collected by councils via their normal rates collection mechanisms on behalf of the SPV. 

5.       All infrastructure assets built using the tool would transfer to the relevant public body.  In most circumstances this will be a council, who will be responsible for the ongoing operation and maintenance of the new assets.  Prior to an agreement on an SPV proposal, endorsement will be sought from the council. 

6.       This tool will work alongside other related central government initiatives such as the Urban Development Bill. 

7.       Public submissions are open until 5 March 2020. However, the council has been granted an extension until 9 March to allow the Planning Committee to consider the draft submission.

8.       Local Board feedback was required by 19 February 2020 to be appended to the Auckland Council submission, which was before scheduled February meeting of the Papakura Local Board.  Hence the necessity for an urgent decision.

 

 

Ngā tūtohunga

Recommendation/s

That the Papakura Local Board:

a)      note the urgent decision for the Papakura Local Board feedback on central government's Infrastructure Funding and Financing Bill in Attachment A to this report.

 

 

 

Ngā tāpirihanga

Attachments

No.

Title

Page

a

Urgent Decision - Papakura Local Board feedback on central government's Infrastructure Funding and Financing Bill

75

     

Ngā kaihaina

Signatories

Author

Lee Manaia - Local Board Advisor - Papakura

Authoriser

Manoj Ragupathy - Relationship Manager Manurewa & Papakura

 


Papakura Local Board

25 March 2020

 

 


 


 


 


Papakura Local Board

25 March 2020

 

 

Urgent Decision - Papakura Local Board input on the Water Services Regulatory Bill (Taumata Arowai)

File No.: CP2020/03227

 

  

 

Te take mō te pūrongo

Purpose of the report

1.       Noting the Papakura Local Board input on the Water Services Regulatory Bill (Taumata Arowai).

Whakarāpopototanga matua

Executive summary

2.       In mid-2017 the government launched the Three Waters Review, in parallel to the latter stages of the Havelock North Inquiry into drinking water safety. The review focussed on improving regulation and service delivery arrangements of drinking water, wastewater and stormwater.

3.       In July 2019, Cabinet agreed to a suite of system-wide reforms to the regulation of drinking water, including the establishment of a centrally located regulator to oversee a new drinking water regulatory system. Cabinet also agreed to targeted reforms to improve the regulation and performance of wastewater and stormwater systems, including some new regulatory functions that would be undertaken by a central regulatory body.

4.      The Three Waters Review is a separate but related work programme to the Ministry for the Environment’s Essential Freshwater programme. The government released the Action for Healthy Waterways Discussion Document in September 2019, which outlined the proposals of the Essential Freshwater programme. The discussion document covered some proposals related to the Three Waters Review, such as the government’s intent to amend the National Environmental Standards for Human Drinking Water and the proposed approach to improving management of stormwater and wastewater systems. The discussion document did not include any information about the structure or function of the proposed central regulator.

5.      Taumata Arowai – the Water Services Regulatory Bill (Taumata Arowai) was introduced to Parliament on 17 December 2019. It is expected this will be followed by introduction of the Water Services Bill in the coming months. These bills build on the government’s work to date on the Three Waters review. Submissions on Taumata Arowai close on 4 March 2020. The submission period for the Water Services Bill has not yet been announced.

6.      Taumata Arowai will establish a stand-alone regulatory body with responsibilities relating to drinking water safety and administration of the drinking water regulatory system, along with improving the environmental performance and transparency of stormwater and wastewater networks.

7.      Taumata Arowai – the Water Services Regulator Bill proposes the establishment of a new regulator, which will be a standalone crown agent, with the objectives of:

a)    protecting and promoting drinking water safety and public health outcomes

b)    effectively administering the drinking water regulatory system

c)     building and maintaining capability among drinking water suppliers and across the wider industry

d)    giving effect to Te Mana o te Wai, to the extent that Te Mana o te Wai applies to functions and duties of Taumata Arowai

e)    providing oversight of (and advice on) the regulation, management, and environmental performance of wastewater and stormwater networks

f)     promoting public understanding of the environmental performance of wastewater and stormwater networks.

           

8.       While the regulator’s primary focus is drinking water, its functions include providing national-level oversight, leadership, communication, coordination, guidance, advice and information in relation to statutory requirements for and environmental performance of wastewater and stormwater networks and network operators.

9.       Auckland Council’s role in the delivery of drinking water, wastewater and stormwater services will not be significantly affected by the establishment of the regulator.  The details within the Water Services Bill are expected to have implications for how council delivers these services, and how the planning and regulatory functions are carried out. Further detail and analysis of the implications of the Water Services Bill for Auckland Council will be provided following its release.

10.     Auckland Council’s draft submission on Taumata Arowai will be considered by the Environment and Climate Change Committee on 12 March 2020. The official submission period closes on 4 March, however, the Health Select Committee Secretariat have permitted an extension for Auckland Council until 17 March 2020.

11.     Local board input into the draft submission on Taumata Arowai was required by 24 February 2020 in order to be appended to the Auckland Council submission.  The next scheduled meeting of the Papakura Local Board was 26 February 2020.  Therefore, an urgent decision was required.

 

 

Ngā tūtohunga

Recommendation/s

That the Papakura Local Board:

a)      note the urgent decision of the Papakura Local Board which provided input into the Water Services Regulator Bill (Taumata Arowai) as follows:

That the Papakura Local Board:

 

a)            endorse the following Papakura Local Board input into the central government’s Water Services Regulator Bill (Taumata Arowai):

 

i)          While the Papakura Local Board support the provision of quality drinking water, the board question whether having a crown entity controlling water services would have made any difference to the Havelock North scenario or the collapsing of infrastructure in Wellington.

 

ii)         In the board’s view the issue for local authorities is the cost of infrastructure including renewals.  The smaller the local authority the more difficult it is to finance based on the smaller rating base.  The challenge of funding the infrastructure becomes prohibitive. 

 

iii)         The proposed crown entity is another regulatory layer that local authorities will have to comply with.

 

iv)        Where smaller local authorities struggle with infrastructure financing this entity could also assist with raising capital for projects, ie:  underwrite infrastructure projects. 

 

v)         The board is concerned that local authorities will loose control over the resource which is one of the core functions local authorities are responsible for.

 

vi)        Local authorities have the accountability back to the community, it would be concerning if the crown entity did not have any direct accountability to the public. 

 

vii)       The Council-Controlled Organisation Auckland model hasn’t always been smooth sailing in terms of accountability.  Essentially the Council-Controlled Organisation model is once removed from consumer.  This becomes problematic when the Council-Controlled Organisation decides to increase costs at a higher than expected level.  Although it is acknowledged that the Statement of Intent negotiations generally cover this isssue.

 

viii)       The board believe the Watercare Services Council-Controlled Organisation does a wonderful job in the Auckland region and the board was very impressed with the work Watercare is doing in regard to research in wastewater and waste solids treatment.

 

 

 

Ngā tāpirihanga

Attachments

No.

Title

Page

a

Urgent Decision - Papakura Local Board input on the Water Services Regulatory Bill (Taumata Arowai)

83

     

Ngā kaihaina

Signatories

Author

Lee Manaia - Local Board Advisor - Papakura

Authoriser

Manoj Ragupathy - Relationship Manager Manurewa & Papakura

 


Papakura Local Board

25 March 2020

 

 


 


 


 


Papakura Local Board

25 March 2020

 

 

Papakura Local Board Achievements Register 2019-2022 Political Term

File No.: CP2020/02650

 

  

 

Te take mō te pūrongo

Purpose of the report

1.       To provide an opportunity for members to record the achievements of the Papakura Local Board for the 2019 – 2022 political term.

Whakarāpopototanga matua

Executive summary

2.       An opportunity to note the achievements of the Papakura Local Board for the 2019 – 2022 political term.

 

 

Ngā tūtohunga

Recommendation/s

That the Papakura Local Board:

a)      request any new achievements be added to the Papakura Local Board Achievements Register for the 2019-2022 political term.

 

 

Ngā tāpirihanga

Attachments

No.

Title

Page

a

Papakura Local Board Achievements Register 2019-2022 Political Term

89

     

Ngā kaihaina

Signatories

Author

Paula Brooke  - Democracy Advisor

Authoriser

Manoj Ragupathy - Relationship Manager Manurewa & Papakura

 


Papakura Local Board

25 March 2020

 

 


 


 


Papakura Local Board

25 March 2020

 

 

For Information: Reports referred to the Papakura Local Board

File No.: CP2020/03766

 

  

 

Te take mō te pūrongo

Purpose of the report

1.       To provide an opportunity for the Papakura Local Board to receive reports and resolutions that have been referred from the Governing Body committee meetings, Council Controlled Organisations, forums or other local boards for information.

2.       The following information was circulated to the local board:

No.

Report Title

Item no.

Meeting Date

Governing Body Committee or Council Controlled Organisation or Forum or Local Board

1

Puketāpapa Local Board feedback on the Review of the Burial and Cremation Act 1964 and Related Legislation - emailed to members 3 March 2020.

14

19 February 2020

Puketāpapa Local Board

 

 

Ngā tūtohunga

Recommendation/s

That the Papakura Local Board:

a)      receive the following information from the following Governing Body committee meetings, Council Controlled Organisations, forums or other local board meetings:

No.

Report Title

Item no.

Meeting Date

Governing Body Committee or Council Controlled Organisation or Forum or Local Board

1

Puketāpapa Local Board feedback on the Review of the Burial and Cremation Act 1964 and Related Legislation - emailed to members 3 March 2020.

14

19 February 2020

Puketāpapa Local Board

 

Ngā tāpirihanga

Attachments

There are no attachments for this report.     

Ngā kaihaina

Signatories

Author

Paula Brooke  - Democracy Advisor

Authoriser

Manoj Ragupathy - Relationship Manager Manurewa & Papakura

 


Papakura Local Board

25 March 2020

 

 

Papakura Local Board Governance Forward Work Calendar - March 2020

File No.: CP2020/03384

 

  

 

Te take mō te pūrongo

Purpose of the report

1.       To present to the Papakura Local Board the three months Governance Forward Work Calendar.

Whakarāpopototanga matua

Executive summary

2.       The Governance Forward Work Calendar is a schedule of items that will come before the local board at business meetings and workshops over the next three months. The Governance Forward Work Calendar for the Papakura Local Board is included in Attachment A of this report.

3.       The calendar aims to support local boards’ governance role by:

i)    ensuring advice on agendas and workshop material is driven by local board priorities

ii)   clarifying what advice is required and when

iii)   clarifying the rationale for reports.

4.       The calendar will be updated every month, be included on the agenda for business meetings and distributed to relevant council staff. It is recognised that at times items will arise that are not programmed. Board members are welcome to discuss changes to the calendar.

 

 

Ngā tūtohunga

Recommendation/s

That the Papakura Local Board:

a)      note the Governance Forward Work Calendar as at 17 March 2020.

 

 

Horopaki

Context

5.       The council’s Quality Advice Programme aims to improve the focus, analysis, presentation and timeliness of staff advice to elected representatives. An initiative under this is to develop forward work calendars for Governing Body committees and local boards. These provide elected members with better visibility of the types of governance tasks they are being asked to undertake and when they are scheduled.

6.       There are no new projects in the Governance Forward Work Calendar. The calendar brings together in one schedule reporting on all of the board’s projects and activities that have been previously approved in the local board plan, long-term plan, departmental work programmes and through other board decisions. It includes Governing Body policies and initiatives that call for a local board response.

7.       This initiative is intended to support the board’s governance role. It will also help staff to support local boards, as an additional tool to manage workloads and track activities across council departments, and it will allow greater transparency for the public.

8.       The calendar is arranged in three columns, “Topic”, “Purpose” and “Governance Role”:

i)    Topic describes the items and may indicate how they fit in with broader processes such as the annual plan.

ii)   Purpose indicates the aim of the item, such as formally approving plans or projects, hearing submissions or receiving progress updates

iii)   Governance role is a higher-level categorisation of the work local boards do. Examples of the seven governance categories are tabled below:

Governance role

Examples

Setting direction / priorities / budget

Capex projects, work programmes, annual plan

Local initiatives / specific decisions

Grants, road names, alcohol bans

Input into regional decision-making

Comments on regional bylaws, policies, plans

Oversight and monitoring

Local board agreement, quarterly performance reports, review projects

Accountability to the public

Annual report

Engagement

Community hui, submissions processes

Keeping informed

Briefings, cluster workshops

 

9.       Board members are welcome to discuss changes to the calendar. The calendar will be updated and reported back every month to business meetings. Updates will also be distributed to relevant council staff.

Tātaritanga me ngā tohutohu

Analysis and advice

10.     This report is an information report providing the governance forward work programme for the next three months.

Ngā whakaaweawe me ngā tirohanga a te rōpū Kaunihera

Council group impacts and views

11.     The council is required to provide Governance Forward Work Calendar to the Manurewa Local Board for their consideration.

Ngā whakaaweawe ā-rohe me ngā tirohanga a te poari ā-rohe

Local impacts and local board views

12.     All local boards are being presented with a Governance Forward Work Calendar for their consideration.

Tauākī whakaaweawe Māori

Māori impact statement

13.     The projects and processes referred to in the Governance Forward Work Calendar will have a range of implications for Māori which will be considered when the work is reported.

Ngā ritenga ā-pūtea

Financial implications

14.     There are no financial implications relating to this report.

Ngā raru tūpono me ngā whakamaurutanga

Risks and mitigations

15.     This report is a point in time of the Governance Forward Work Calendar. It is a living document and updated month to month. It minimises the risk of the board being unaware of planned topics for their consideration.

Ngā koringa ā-muri

Next steps

16.     Staff will review the calendar each month in consultation with board members and will report an updated calendar to the board.

 

 

Ngā tāpirihanga

Attachments

No.

Title

Page

a

Governance Forward Work Calendar - February 2020

99

     

Ngā kaihaina

Signatories

Author

Paula Brooke  - Democracy Advisor

Authoriser

Manoj Ragupathy - Relationship Manager Manurewa & Papakura

 


Papakura Local Board

25 March 2020

 

 


 


 


 


Papakura Local Board

25 March 2020

 

 

Papakura Local Board Workshop Records

File No.: CP2020/02652

 

  

 

 

Te take mō te pūrongo

Purpose of the report

1.       To note the Papakura Local Board record for the workshops held on 29 January, 5, 12 and 19 February, and 4 and 11 March 2020.

Whakarāpopototanga matua

Executive summary

2.       In accordance with Standing Order 12.1.4, the local board shall receive a record of the general proceedings of each of its local board workshops held over the past month.

3.       Resolutions or decisions are not made at workshops as they are solely for the provision of information and discussion. This report attaches the workshop record for the period stated below.

 

 

Ngā tūtohunga

Recommendation/s

That the Papakura Local Board:

a)      note the Papakura Local Board Workshop Records held on:

i)        29 January 2020

ii)       5 February 2020

iii)      12 February 2020

iv)      19 February 2020

v)      4 March 2020

vi)      11 March 2020.

 

 


 

 

Ngā tāpirihanga

Attachments

No.

Title

Page

a

Papakura Local Board Workshop Record 29 January 2020

105

b

Papakura Local Board Workshop Record 5 February 2020

107

c

Papakura Local Board Workshop Record 12 February 2020

111

d

Papakura Local Board Workshop Record 19 February 2020

115

e

Papakura Local Board Workshop Record 4 March 2020

119

f

Papakura Local Board Workshop Record 11 March 2020

123

     

Ngā kaihaina

Signatories

Author

Paula Brooke  - Democracy Advisor

Authoriser

Manoj Ragupathy - Relationship Manager Manurewa & Papakura

 


Papakura Local Board

25 March 2020

 

 


 


Papakura Local Board

25 March 2020

 

 


 


 


Papakura Local Board

25 March 2020

 

 


 


 


Papakura Local Board

25 March 2020

 

 


 


 


 


Papakura Local Board

25 March 2020

 

 


 


 


Papakura Local Board

25 March 2020

 

 


 

    

  


Papakura Local Board

25 March 2020

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ATTACHMENTS

 

Item 8.2      Attachment a    Papakura Local Board 25 March 2020 - Deputation - Kuraconnect                                                    Page 127


Papakura Local Board

25 March 2020

 

 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 

 



[1] https://www.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz/about-auckland-council/how-auckland-council-works/council-controlled-organisations/Pages/review-of-council-controlled-organisations.aspx