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

 

Date:

Time:

Venue:

Wednesday, 16 September 2020

3:00pm

via Skype for Business

 

Rodney Local Board

 

OPEN AGENDA

 

 

 

 

MEMBERSHIP

 

Chairperson

Phelan Pirrie

 

Deputy Chairperson

Beth Houlbrooke

 

Members

Brent Bailey

 

 

Steve Garner

 

 

Danielle Hancock

 

 

Tim Holdgate

 

 

Louise Johnston

 

 

Vicki Kenny

 

 

Colin Smith

 

 

(Quorum 5 members)

 

 

 

Robyn Joynes

Democracy Advisor - Rodney

 

10 September 2020

 

Contact Telephone: +64 212447174

Email: robyn.joynes@aucklandcouncil.govt.nz

Website: www.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz

 

 


 

 

Board Member

Organisation

Position

Brent Bailey

Royal NZ Yacht Squadron

Member

Steven Garner

Warkworth Tennis and Squash Club

Sandspit Yacht Club

Warkworth Gamefish Club

President

Member

Member

Louise Johnston

Blackbridge Environmental Protection Society

Treasurer

Vicki Kenny

International Working Holidays Ltd

Nannies Abroad Ltd

Waitemata Riding Club

National Party Helensville Electorate

Director/Owner/CEO

Director/Owner/CEO

Member

Treasurer

Danielle Hancock

Kaukapakapa Residents and Ratepayers Association

Pest Free Kaukapakapa

New Zealand Biosecurity Services Limited

Member

 

Pest Free Coordinator

Operations Manager

Tim Holdgate

Landowners Contractors Protection Association

Vice Chairman

Beth Houlbrooke

Kawau Island Boat Club

ACT New Zealand

Member

Contractor

Phelan Pirrie

Muriwai Volunteer Fire Brigade

Grow West Ltd

North West Country Incorporated

Officer in Charge

Director

Manager

Colin Smith

 

 


Rodney Local Board

16 September 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: Martin Alvarez - Kumeū Community Garden                               5

9          Public Forum                                                                                                                  6

10        Extraordinary Business                                                                                                6

11        Deputations and public forum update                                                                         7

12        Governance forward work calendar                                                                          11

13        Rodney Local Board workshop records                                                                   15

14        Rodney Ward Councillor update                                                                                21

15        New road name in the ACL Projects Limited subdivision at 5 Mill Road, Helensville                                                                                                                                       25

16        New landowner approval and agreement to lease to The Scout Association of New Zealand for land at Blomfield Reserve, Waimauku                                                  33

17        Urgent Decision – Rodney Local Board feedback on the Council Controlled Organisations Review report                                                                                      57

18        Appointment of a Rodney Local Board member to the One Warkworth Business Association                                                                                                                   69

19        Delegation of decision-making on the Rodney Healthy Harbours Waterway Fund                                                                                                                                        73

20        William Fraser Reserve - Renew Toilet Block                                                          77

21        Auckland Transport update on the Rodney Local Board Transport Targeted Rate – monthly report September 2020                                                                                85

22        Auckland Transport update to the Rodney Local Board September 2020           89

23        Project Streetscapes: Weed Management report                                                    97

24        Options for the future management of Rodney drainage districts  (Covering report)                                                                                                                                     137

25        Local Board Annual Report 2019/2020                                                                    139

26        Auckland Council’s Year End and Quarterly Performance Report: Rodney Local Board for quarter four 2019/2020                                                                             143  

27        Consideration of Extraordinary Items 

PUBLIC EXCLUDED

28        Procedural Motion to Exclude the Public                                                               173

25        Local Board Annual Report 2019/2020

a.      Rodney Local Board Annual Report 2109-2020                                            173

26        Auckland Council’s Year End and Quarterly Performance Report: Rodney Local Board for quarter four 2019/2020

b.      RLB Quarterly Performance Report June 2020 - Financal Appendix        173

C1       Statement of proposal for a new Navigation Safety Bylaw                                  173  

 


1          Welcome

 

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 Rodney Local Board:

a)         confirm the ordinary minutes of its meeting, held on Wednesday 19 August 2020, as a true and correct record.

 

 

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 Rodney 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: Martin Alvarez - Kumeū Community Garden

Te take mō te pūrongo

Purpose of the report

1.       Martin Alvarez has requested a deputation to discuss the Kumeū Community Garden.

 

Ngā tūtohunga

Recommendation/s

That the Rodney Local Board:

a)      thank Mr Alvarez for his deputation.

 

 

 

 

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.

 

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

 

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.”


Rodney Local Board

16 September 2020

 

 

Deputations and public forum update

File No.: CP2020/00070

 

  

 

Te take mō te pūrongo

Purpose of the report

1.       As part of its business meetings Rodney Local Board has a period of time set aside for deputations/presentations and public forum during which time members of the public can address the local board on matters within its delegated authority.

Whakarāpopototanga matua

Executive summary

2.       Under Standing Orders there is provision for deputations/presentations to the local board. Applications for deputations/presentations must be in writing setting forth the subject and be received by the relationship manager at least seven working days before the meeting concerned, and subsequently have been approved by the chairperson.  Unless the meeting determines otherwise in any particular case, a limit of ten minutes is placed on the speaker making the presentation.

3.       Standing Orders allows three minutes for speakers in public forum.

4.       Requests, matters arising and actions from the deputations/presentations and public forum are recorded and updated accordingly.  The Rodney Local Board deputations/presentations and public forum update is attached as attachment A to the agenda report.

 

Ngā tūtohunga

Recommendation/s

That the Rodney Local Board:

a)      note the deputation and public forum update for August 2020.

 

 

Ngā tāpirihanga

Attachments

No.

Title

Page

a

Deputation-public forum update August

9

      

Ngā kaihaina

Signatories

Author

Robyn Joynes - Democracy Advisor - Rodney

Authoriser

Lesley Jenkins - Relationship Manager

 


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Rodney Local Board

16 September 2020

 

 

Governance forward work calendar

File No.: CP2020/00054

 

  

 

Te take mō te pūrongo

Purpose of the report

1.       To present to the Rodney Local Board with a governance forward work calendar.

Whakarāpopototanga matua

Executive summary

1.       This report contains the governance forward work calendar, a schedule of items that will come before the Rodney Local Board at business meetings and workshops over the coming months until the end of the electoral term. The governance forward work calendar for the local board is included in Attachment A to the agenda report.

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

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

· clarifying what advice is required and when

· clarifying the rationale for reports.

3.       The calendar will be updated every month. Each update will be reported back to business meetings and distributed to relevant council staff. It is recognised that at times items will arise that are not programmed. Local board members are welcome to discuss changes to the calendar.

 

Ngā tūtohunga

Recommendation/s

That the Rodney Local Board:

a)      note the governance forward work calendar for September 2020.

 

 

Ngā tāpirihanga

Attachments

No.

Title

Page

a

Governance forward work calendar

13

     

Ngā kaihaina

Signatories

Author

Robyn Joynes - Democracy Advisor - Rodney

Authoriser

Lesley Jenkins - Relationship Manager

 


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Rodney Local Board workshop records

File No.: CP2020/00080

 

  

 

Te take mō te pūrongo

Purpose of the report

1.       Attached are the Rodney Local Board workshop records for 2 and 9 September 2020.

 

Ngā tūtohunga

Recommendation/s

That the Rodney Local Board:

a)      note the workshop records for 2 and 9 September 2020.

 

 

Ngā tāpirihanga

Attachments

No.

Title

Page

a

Workshop record 2 September

17

b

Workshop record 9 September

19

     

Ngā kaihaina

Signatories

Author

Robyn Joynes - Democracy Advisor - Rodney

Authoriser

Lesley Jenkins - Relationship Manager

 


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Rodney Local Board

16 September 2020

 

 

Rodney Ward Councillor update

File No.: CP2020/00102

 

  

 

Te take mō te pūrongo

Purpose of the report

1.       The Rodney Local Board allocates a period of time for the Ward Councillor, Greg Sayers, to update them on the activities of the Governing Body.

 

Ngā tūtohunga

Recommendation/s

That the Rodney Local Board:

a)      thank Cr Sayers for his update on the activities of the Governing Body.

 

 

Ngā tāpirihanga

Attachments

No.

Title

Page

a

Ward Cr report August-September 2020

23

     

Ngā kaihaina

Signatories

Author

Robyn Joynes - Democracy Advisor - Rodney

Authoriser

Lesley Jenkins - Relationship Manager

 


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16 September 2020

 

 

New road name in the ACL Projects Limited subdivision at 5 Mill Road, Helensville

File No.: CP2020/11724

 

  

 

Te take mō te pūrongo

Purpose of the report

1.       To approve two new road names for a public road and a private road in the ACL Projects Limited subdivision at 5 Mill Road, Helensville.

Whakarāpopototanga matua

Executive summary

2.       Auckland Council has road naming guidelines that set out the requirements and criteria of council for proposed road names. These requirements and criteria have been applied in this situation to ensure consistency of road naming across the Auckland region.

3.       The applicant, ACL Projects Limited, has submitted the following names for the new roads serving the subdivision at 5 Mill Road, Helensville.

Preferred Names

Alternative Names

Kawariki Road                   Road No.1 (public)

Waekura Street                  Road No.1 (public)

Taupata Lane                    Road No. 2 (private)

Heruheru Lane                   Road No. 2 (private)

 

 

Ngā tūtohunga

Recommendation/s

That the Rodney Local Board:

a)      approve the two names ‘Kawariki Road’ and ‘Taupata Lane’ for the new public and private roads in the ACL Projects Limited subdivision at 5 Mill Road, Helensville, in accordance with section 319(1)(j) of the Local Government Act 1974 and as referenced in Attachments A and B to the agenda report.

 

 

Horopaki

Context

4.       This subdivision creating approximately 29 residential lots at 5 Mill Road, Helensville has been approved and the council reference is SUB60067585-B.

5.       A condition of the subdivision consent was to suggest to council names for the new roads.

6.       In accordance with the national addressing standards, the private road requires a name as it serves more than five lots.

Tātaritanga me ngā tohutohu

Analysis and advice

7.       The Auckland Council Road Naming Guidelines allow that where a new road needs to be named as a result of a subdivision or development, the subdivider/developer shall be given the opportunity of suggesting their preferred new road names for the local board’s approval.

8.       Auckland Council’s road naming criteria typically require that road names reflect:

·      A historical or ancestral linkage to an area

·      A particular landscape, environment or biodiversity theme or feature

·      an existing (or introduced) thematic identity in the area

·      the use of Māori names is actively encouraged.

 

9.       The applicant has submitted the following names and their meaning for consideration.

Proposed Names

Meaning

Kawariki

Name of tree that grows in the local area.

Taupata

Name of smaller plant from the same species as Kawariki.

Waekura

Umbrella fern

Heruheru

Crape fern

 

10.     The applicant has proposed four names which are all related to the locality.

11.     The development is located on 5 Mill Road, Helensville just south of the town centre. The chosen names reflect the areas rich Māori history and will create a unique sense of place and identity.

12.     The local iwi have been contacted for their comment. No responses have been received.

13.     Staff note that where possible the use of Māori names is encouraged in the Auckland Plan.

14.     Land Information New Zealand has confirmed that the proposed road names are unique and acceptable.

15.     The proposed names are deemed to meet the council’s road naming guidelines and the officer’s recommendation is to approve the applicant’s choices.

Tauākī whakaaweawe āhuarangi

Climate impact statement

16.     The naming of roads has no effect on climate change. Relevant environmental issues have been considered under the provisions of the Resource Management Act 1991 and the associated approved resource consent for the development.

Ngā whakaaweawe me ngā tirohanga a te rōpū Kaunihera

Council group impacts and views

17.     The decision sought for this report does not trigger any significant policy and is not considered to have any immediate impacts on any council groups.

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

Local impacts and local board views

18.     The decision sought for this report does not trigger any significant policy and is not considered to have any immediate impacts on the community.

Tauākī whakaaweawe Māori

Māori impact statement

19.     The naming of roads is linked to the Auckland Plan Outcome “A Māori identity that is Auckland’s point of difference in the world”. The use of Māori names for roads, buildings and other public places is an opportunity to publicly demonstrate Māori identity. To aid local board decision making, the “Auckland Council Road Naming Guidelines” includes

·     the objective of recognising ancestral linkages to areas of land by engagement with mana whenua and the allocation of road names as appropriate and a principle that Māori road names are actively encouraged

·     an agreed process to enable mana whenua to provide timely feedback on all proposed road names in a manner they consider appropriate. The road names proposed in this report have been provided to all mana whenua for consideration through council’s central facilitator. No responses have been received.

Ngā ritenga ā-pūtea

Financial implications

20.     The applicant has responsibility for ensuring that appropriate signage will be installed once approval is obtained for the new road name.

21.     The road naming process does not raise any financial implications for council.

Ngā raru tūpono me ngā whakamaurutanga

Risks and mitigations

22.     There are no significant risks to council as road naming is a routine part of the subdivision development process with consultation being a key part of this process.

Ngā koringa ā-muri

Next steps

23.     Approved road names are notified to Land Information New Zealand which records them on its New Zealand wide land information database and includes street addresses issued by councils.

 

Ngā tāpirihanga

Attachments

No.

Title

Page

a

Mill Road, Helensville Scheme Plan

29

b

Mill Road Helensville Locality Map

31

     

Ngā kaihaina

Signatories

Author

Bruce Angove – Subdivision Advisor

Authorisers

Ian Smallburn - General Manager Resource Consents

Lesley Jenkins - Relationship Manager

 


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New landowner approval and agreement to lease to The Scout Association of New Zealand for land at Blomfield Reserve, Waimauku

File No.: CP2020/13221

 

  

 

Te take mō te pūrongo

Purpose of the report

1.       To grant a new landowner approval and an agreement to lease to The Scout Association of New Zealand (as parent body for the Motutara-Waimauku Scout Group) for land at Blomfield Reserve, Pollard Lane, Waimauku.

Whakarāpopototanga matua

Executive summary

2.       At its business meeting of 21 September 2017, the Rodney Local Board, Transport Infrastructure and Environment Committee resolved to grant landowner approval, agreement to lease, community lease and a non-exclusive licence to occupy to The Scout Association of New Zealand (Motutara-Waimauku Scout Group) for land at Blomfield Reserve, Waimauku (Resolution number RODTP/2017/36).

3.       The purpose of the landowner approval and agreement to lease was to enable the Motutara-Waimauku Scout Group to apply for the necessary resource and building consents associated with its project to relocate a vacant scout hall from Riverpark Reserve in Henderson (within the Henderson-Massey Local Board area) to Blomfield Reserve in Waimauku.

4.       Additionally, at its business meeting of 15 August 2019, the Rodney Local Board resolved (Resolution number RD/2019/99) to:

i)          approve a variation to the draft community lease agreement to The Scout Association of New Zealand (Motutara-Waimauku Scout Group) to update the premises plan for the land at Blomfield Reserve, 71 Pollard Lane, Waimauku;

ii)         endorse, pursuant to section 44(1) of the Reserves Act 1977 that proposed overnight accommodation (camping) at Blomfield Reserve would be a provision of the lease.

5.       The landowner approval was for a period of two years and the agreement to lease was for a period of three years and commenced on 22 September 2017. Unfortunately, Motutara-Waimauku Scout Group has been unable to complete its project within the timeframe. Motutara-Waimauku Scout Group has formally requested a new landowner approval and agreement to lease to enable it to complete its project.

6.       This report recommends that the Rodney Local Board grant The Scout Association of New Zealand (as parent body for Motutara-Waimauku Scout Group) a new landowner approval and agreement to lease for a term of two years.

 

Ngā tūtohunga

Recommendation/s

That the Rodney Local Board:

a)      grant landowner approval to The Scout Association of New Zealand (as parent body for the Motutara-Waimauku Scout Group) to undertake its project at Blomfield Reserve, Pollard Lane, Waimauku, including relocating a vacant scout hall from Riverpark Reserve in Henderson as detailed in Attachment A to the agenda report and subject to the following conditions:

i)        term – two years commencing 22 September 2020

b)      grant a new agreement to lease to The Scout Association of New Zealand (as parent body for the Motutara-Waimauku Scout Group) for 2700 square metres (more or less) of land at Blomfield Reserve, Pollard Lane, Waimauku legally described as Section 1 SO 356956 (Attachment B to the agenda report) to enable it to complete its project including relocating a vacant scout hall from Riverpark Reserve in Henderson, subject to the following conditions:

i)        term – two years commencing 22 September 2020

ii)       rent - $1.00 per annum plus GST if demanded

iii)      The Scout Association of New Zealand (Motutara-Waimauku Scout Group) complying with the conditions detailed in the landowner approval relating to its works

c)      delegate authority to the Chairperson and Deputy Chairperson of the Rodney Local Board to approve any minor changes to The Scout Association of New Zealand (Motutara-Waimauku Scout Group) plans for its project

d)      note that the terms and conditions of the community lease and a non-exclusive licence to occupy granted by way of resolution numbers RODTP/2017/36 and RD/2019/99, respectively (Attachment C to the agenda report) are current and valid.

 

 

Horopaki

Context

7.       This report considers the leasing and occupation matters with respect to The Scout Association of New Zealand (as parent body for the Motutara-Waimauku Scout Group) occupation of land at Blomfield Reserve, Pollard Lane, Waimauku.

8.       The Rodney Local Board is the allocated authority relating to local, recreation, sport, and community facilities, including community leasing matters.

Tātaritanga me ngā tohutohu

Analysis and advice

Land

9.       In 2005, the former Rodney District Council acquired a parcel of land located at 71 Pollard Lane, Waimauku. The land was purchased for recreation purposes and is known as Blomfield Reserve, being named after the former landowner. The land is legally described as Section 1 SO 356956, classified as recreation reserve and subject to the provisions of the Reserves Act 1977. There is no operative reserve management plan for Blomfield Reserve.

Landowner approval and agreement to lease

10.     The grant of landowner approval permits the Motutara-Waimauku Scout Group to ‘use’ the land and enables scouts to apply for its necessary regulatory consents. The resulting landowner approval letter sets out relevant conditions for the use of the land in terms of scouts works.

11.     The grant of an agreement to lease to The Scout Association of New Zealand records an area of land set aside for scout’s work and purpose and is in conjunction with the landowner approval. The term of tenure provides for a specific time for scouts to obtain all necessary funding, consents and to undertake its proposed work.

12.     The draft community lease is appended to the agreement to lease and commences once all the relevant conditions of the agreement to lease are satisfied and on issue of Code Compliance Certificate. Similarly, the non-exclusive licence to occupy (for the carpark and driveway improvements) commences on practical completion of the proposed work.  

Reserves Act 1977 considerations of the new agreement to lease period

13.     Section 54 of the Reserves Act 1977 specifically relates to leasing on reserves classified as recreation. Section 54 (1) (c) of the Act provides for the grant of a lease to a voluntary organisation for outdoor games, sports or other recreational activity where the preparation and maintenance for such activity requires the voluntary organisation to spend a sum of money.

14.     Additionally, Schedule 1 of section 54 (1) (c) applies in terms of the requirement for prior public notification of a lease on a reserve in the absence of an operative reserve management plan. As there isn’t a reserve management plan for Blomfield Reserve, the original agreement to lease (with provision for a community lease on issue of Code Compliance Certificate) was publicly notified in 2017.

15.     There is no material change to the original intent of scouts’ project including the agreement to lease, community lease and non-exclusive licence to occupy. As such, a new agreement to lease to enable scouts to complete the project is a reasonable expectation and is supported under the Reserves Act.

Timeline and status of Motutara-Waimauku Scout Group’s project

Timeline

Progress and status

2017 September

Rodney Local Board Infrastructure and Environment Committee resolved to grant landowner approval, agreement to lease, community lease and a non-exclusive licence to occupy (Resolution number RODTP/2017/36).

2018 February

Geotechnical report.

2018 March – May

Plans and specifications completed for Building Consent.

2018 June

Commenced application for Building Consent.

2018 December

Building Consent approved.

2018 December

Commenced application for Resource Consent.

2019 August

Rodney Local Board resolved to approve the update of the premises plan for the draft community lease and endorse scout’s overnight accommodation on the reserve (resolution number RD/2019/99).

2019 September

Resource Consent approved.

2019 October

Scouts re-applied for permission to relocate building.

2019 November

Permission granted to relocate building.

2019 December

Scouts on waiting list with Craig Walker Building Removals to relocate the building from Henderson to Waimauku.

2020 March

Original date of 29 March in accordance with high load requirements set by Electrix and Chorus. Cancellation of scout’s plan to relocate the building due to onset of Covid19.

2020 June

Scouts re-applied for new permits for high load movement.

2020 July

Scouts obtain new date of 9 September 2020 to move the hall from Riverpark Reserve in Henderson. Delay due to Electrix high loads and Craig Walker building removals back up of jobs due to Covid19, respectively. 

2020 September

Craig Walker will transport hall from Henderson to his yard in Weza Lane, Kumeu.

2020 November

Craig Walker will transport the hall from his yard in Kumeu to scouts lease area at Blomfield Reserve, Waimauku.

 

16.     Scouts has commenced its site work at Blomfield Reserve, continues to apply for funding and to date, has sufficient funds to get the hall fully sited on its foundations. Additionally, scouts have three other fundraisers planned for this year to enable progression of the project. Scouts has invested $38,000.00 of its own funds into the project and has extensive community support.

17.     Scouts has had a number of services donated and others at heavily reduced rates. Scouts plan to complete its project by the end of 2021.

The Scout Association of New Zealand

18.     The Scout Association of New Zealand is a body corporate incorporated under a private act – The Scout Association of New Zealand Act 1956. The Scout Association of New Zealand was registered as an incorporated society on 25 July 1966. The aims and objectives of the Association include:

i)        encourage the physical, mental, emotional, social and spiritual development of young people so that they may take a constructive place in society

ii)       the method of achieving the aim of the Association is by providing an enjoyable and attractive scheme of progressive training based on the Scout Law and Promise and guided by adult leadership.

19.     The Scout Association of New Zealand was registered as a charitable entity under the Charities Act 2005 on 4 July 2007.

Motuara-Waimauku Scout Group

20.     Currently, scouts has 117 young people in its troupe and is struggling to accommodate its growing numbers at its existing site operating out of the community hall on Glasgow Park. At present, scouts operate two nights a week and it has requested a third night on a monthly basis.

21.     Glasgow Park is fully subscribed, precluding scouts from increasing its usage of the space. Scouts would prefer not to split its operations over too many weekdays in order to accommodate its growing membership as that would place a greater burden on troupe leaders and parents.

22.     Scouts currently utilise areas on Blomfield Reserve for its outdoor activities although this is on an informal basis. Scouts vision in terms of its proposal for a community lease and non-exclusive licence to occupy on a portion of Blomfield Reserve is to:

i)        utilise the relocatable scout hall to accommodate its growing numbers

ii)       share the space with girl guides, local schools and other community groups

iii)      create an outdoor education centre and confidence course

iv)      host and provide for weekend camps and nature walks

v)      plant native trees on the hilly areas of the reserve.

Tauākī whakaaweawe āhuarangi

Climate impact statement

23.     As Motutara-Waimauku Scout Group is relocating and reinstating the vacant hall from Riverpark Reserve in Henderson, it is not introducing new greenhouse gas emissions. All materials used in the construction of its associated improvements such as the carpark and improvements to the existing driveway will meet standards and requirements in accordance with the Building Act 2004 and the Resource Management Act 1991.

24.     The lease area does not sit in a flood plain or a flood prone area (Attachment D to the agenda report).

Ngā whakaaweawe me ngā tirohanga a te rōpū Kaunihera

Council group impacts and views

25.     Staff sought feedback from wider council teams about the proposal. This is detailed in the table below:

Department/Team

Feedback

Service and Asset Planning

Supportive

Parks Sports and Recreation (active recreation)

Supportive

Parks Sports and Recreation (parks services)

No concerns

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

Local impacts and local board views

26.     Motutara-Waimauku Scout Group’s plans to provide a community asset on council reserve land aligns with the outcomes in the 2017 Rodney Local Board Plan as follows:

i)          “communities are influential and empowered

ii)         “parks and sports facilities everyone can enjoy” by providing a purpose-built space and use of the surrounding outdoor area for scouts.

Tauākī whakaaweawe Māori

Māori impact statement

27.     In 2017, staff undertook engagement with mana whenua regarding scout’s proposal. This involved email contact containing detailed information and inviting iwi representatives to hui and/or a kaitiaki site visit to comment on any spiritual, cultural or environmental impact with respect to the proposal. Of the five iwi that responded, none indicated any concerns with the proposal.

28.     Scouts has engaged directly with a key representative at the local Rewiti Marae for the purpose of partnering opportunities in terms of delivering youth programmes. Local iwi will be encouraged to utilise the scout hall for its community programmes.

Ngā ritenga ā-pūtea

Financial implications

29.     There is no direct cost to council associated with the grant of the new landowner approval and agreement to lease documentation. The Motutara-Waimauku Scout Group will be responsible for all costs involved with its project and ongoing consequential OPEX.

Ngā raru tūpono me ngā whakamaurutanga

Risks and mitigations

30.     Should the Rodney Local Board resolve not to grant the new landowner approval and agreement to lease, this would preclude the Motutara-Waimauku Scout Group from seeking and obtaining all necessary consents and funding to progress with its proposed work to relocate the hall.

Ngā koringa ā-muri

Next steps

31.     Subject to the Rodney Local Board granting The Scout Association of New Zealand the new landowner approval and agreement to lease, council staff will draft the necessary documentation for signing by scouts and execution by council.

 

Ngā tāpirihanga

Attachments

No.

Title

Page

a

Landowner approval plans

39

b

GIS aerial view of Blomfield Reserve showing areas comprising agreement to lease

49

c

Resolution numbers RODTP/2017/36 and RD/2019/99

51

d

GIS aerial view from Auckland Council's Hazard Viewer

55

     

Ngā kaihaina

Signatories

Author

Karen Walby - Community Lease Advisor

Authorisers

Rod Sheridan - General Manager Community Facilities

Lesley Jenkins - Relationship Manager

 


Rodney Local Board

16 September 2020

 

 


Rodney Local Board

16 September 2020

 

 


Rodney Local Board

16 September 2020

 

 


Rodney Local Board

16 September 2020

 

 


Rodney Local Board

16 September 2020

 

 


Rodney Local Board

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Rodney Local Board

16 September 2020

 

 



Rodney Local Board

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Rodney Local Board

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Rodney Local Board

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Rodney Local Board

16 September 2020

 

 


Rodney Local Board

16 September 2020

 

 

Urgent Decision – Rodney Local Board feedback on the Council Controlled Organisations Review report

File No.: CP2020/11887

 

  

 

Te take mō te pūrongo

Purpose of the report

1.       To inform the Rodney Local Board that an urgent decision was made and approved under delegation to the chairperson and deputy chairperson to submit feedback on the Council Controlled Organisations Review by the independent panel.

2.       A staff report providing advice to the local board on this matter is contained in Attachment B to the agenda report.

Whakarāpopototanga matua

Executive summary

3.       At the 20 November 2019 Rodney Local Board meeting the board considered the urgent decision-making process and passed resolution RD/2019/147:

That the Rodney Local Board:

a)      adopt the urgent decision-making process for matters that require a decision where it is not practical to call the full board together and meet the requirement of a quorum

b)      delegate authority to the chairperson and deputy chairperson, or any person acting in these roles, to make urgent decisions on behalf of the local board

c)      agree that the relationship manager, chairperson and deputy chairperson (or any person/s acting in these roles) will authorise the urgent decision-making process by signing off the authorisation memo

d)      note that all urgent decisions will be reported to the next ordinary meeting of the local board.   CARRIED

4.       Local boards have a role in representing the views of their communities on issues of local importance, such as proving feedback on the local effects of central government proposals in Auckland Council submissions. 

5.       As a result of local board feedback being due prior to the next business meeting an urgent decision was required.

 

Ngā tūtohunga

Recommendation/s

That the Rodney Local Board:

a)      note the local board feedback on the Council-Controlled Organisations Review approved by the chairperson and deputy chairperson under delegation (Attachment A to the agenda report).

 

 

Ngā tāpirihanga

Attachments

No.

Title

Page

a

Rodney Local Board feedback on the CCO Review

59

b

CCO Review report

63

     

Ngā kaihaina

Signatories

Author

Justin Kary – Local Board Advisor

Authorisers

Louise Mason - GM Local Board Services

Lesley Jenkins - Relationship Manager

 


Rodney Local Board

16 September 2020

 

 


 


 


 


Rodney Local Board

16 September 2020

 

 


 


 


 


 


 


Rodney Local Board

16 September 2020

 

 

Appointment of a Rodney Local Board member to the One Warkworth Business Association

File No.: CP2020/12574

 

  

 

Te take mō te pūrongo

Purpose of the report

1.       To appoint a Rodney Local Board member to the One Warkworth Business Association Business Improvement District.

Whakarāpopototanga matua

Executive summary

2.       Elected members participate as representatives of the local board on a number of external community, regional and national organisations.

3.       The beginning of the new electoral term and establishment of the new local board for the 2019-2022 triennium generates the need for local board member appointments. This report provides details of the external organisations in the local board and requests that the local board nominates a lead and, where relevant, an alternate member to represent the local board on those external organisations for the 2019-2022 triennium.

 

Ngā tūtohunga

Recommendation/s

That the Rodney Local Board:

a)    appoint Local Board Member B Houlbrooke as the local board representative to the One Warkworth Business Association Business Improvement District and to act as the key relationship contact between the two parties.

 

 

 

Horopaki

Context

4.       A number of external organisations provide for the formal participation of Auckland Council elected members in their affairs. Elected member appointees will have a variety of duties and liabilities depending on the individual organisation.

5.       At the commencement of each triennium, the Governing Body and local boards recommend appointments to external organisations and co-governance entities.

6.       As local board representatives, the nominated members represent the local board, rather than acting in a personal capacity.  Local board member representatives will provide regular updates at local board business meetings to keep the local board informed of their activities unless good reasons exist for confidentiality.

7.       The reasons for elected member participation in external organisations can be described in a number of ways:

·    a trust deed, that requires Auckland Council to make an appointment to an organisation

·    an organisation of interest to the local board is inviting elected member representation at its meetings

·    associations entered into by the council which provide for elected member representation

·    organisation governance, or project or programme oversight, such as regional or local parks management groups

·    a statutory or regulatory provision (e.g. a regulation providing for a community liaison committee)

·    a resource consent requiring the formation of a committee or hearing panel.

8.       It is suggested that the following general criteria be considered when appointing members of co-governance and co-management entities:

a)    a strong interest in and commitment to the key principles that underpin the co-governance relationship, being a relationship of partnership with its foundations in Te Tiriti o Waitangi/the Treaty of Waitangi

b)    a track record or commitment to managing whenua consistent with mana whenua values

c)    a good understanding of the local communities surrounding the land managed through the entity

d)    a good understanding of Tikanga Māori and traditions linked to the land managed through the entity

e)    promoting continuity in the boards of each entity.

9.       In making decisions about these appointments, it is suggested that local boards are mindful of:

·        the local board member’s availability

·        any conflict of interests, including whether the local board provides funding to the entity

·        whether the work of the organisation fits with the local board’s objectives and priorities

·        the historical relationship between the organisation and the local board.

10.     Members are delegated to participate in the external organisations in their capacity as elected local board members. Should they no longer be a local board member, their nominations would be automatically repealed, unless the process for appointment of the organisation in question provides otherwise.

11.     Local board members may be part of any organisation in their private capacity and are encouraged to disclose memberships of external organisations in the conflict of interest register.

Tātaritanga me ngā tohutohu

Analysis and advice

12.     There are 50 Business Improvement District Partnership Programmes (BIDs) operating within the Auckland region. There are two business improvement districts, namely the North West Business Improvement District (North West BID) and the One Warkworth Business Association (OWBA) in the Rodney Local Board area.

13.     The local board appoints a local board member to be its representative and to work with the One Warkworth Business Association to align the direction for the BID programme and local priorities expressed in the local board plan. The local board will receive regular reporting on the BID Partnership Programme and review progress against objectives set by OWBA.

14.     The One Warkworth Business Association may invite the appointed local board member onto the BID Governance Board or Executive Committee. The discretion as to whether the local board member has voting rights will lie with the BID under the rules of their constitution. However, if voting rights are exercised the local board member could have a conflict of interest in subsequent local board decisions on BID matters and would have to step aside from any decision making by the local board.

Tauākī whakaaweawe āhuarangi

Climate impact statement

15.     These appointments are procedural in nature and any climate impacts will be negligible. The decision is unlikely to result in any identifiable changes to greenhouse gas emissions. The effects of climate change will not impact the decisions’ implementation.

Ngā whakaaweawe me ngā tirohanga a te rōpū Kaunihera

Council group impacts and views

16.     The Auckland Council has strong relationships with its co-governing partners within the co-governance and co-management entities.  The entities themselves are independent to the council and connect with other parts of the council group as required.

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

Local impacts and local board views

17.     One of the functions of local boards is to communicate with community organisations within their areas.  Local board members often attend meetings of community organisations to facilitate that communication.

18.     Where a document, such as a trust deed, provides for the Auckland Council to make an appointment to an organisation, the appointment is the responsibility of the Governing Body unless it is delegated. 

19.     Where an appointment is delegated to local board members this reflects council’s shared decision-making model and provides a useful bridge between local communities and the work of the co-governance and co-management entities.

Tauākī whakaaweawe Māori

Māori impact statement

20.     The Auckland Council has strong relationships with its co-governing partners within the co-governance and co-management entities.  The entities themselves are independent to the council and connect with other parts of the council group as required.

Ngā ritenga ā-pūtea

Financial implications

21.     There are no additional financial implications attached to the making of this decision.

Ngā raru tūpono me ngā whakamaurutanga

Risks and mitigations

22.     No particular risks have been identified.

Ngā koringa ā-muri

Next steps

23.     This appointment needs to be made immediately due to upcoming meetings of the One Warkworth Business Association.

24.     Staff will enable any appointment in terms of the governing legislation or trust deed as the case may be.

 

Ngā tāpirihanga

Attachments

There are no attachments for this report.     

Ngā kaihaina

Signatories

Author

Lesley Jenkins - Relationship Manager

Authorisers

Louise Mason - GM Local Board Services

 


Rodney Local Board

16 September 2020

 

 

Delegation of decision-making on the Rodney Healthy Harbours Waterway Fund

File No.: CP2020/12869

 

  

 

Te take mō te pūrongo

Purpose of the report

1.       To delegate authority to the General Manager, Healthy Waters to approve Rodney Healthy Harbours and Waterways Fund applications on behalf of the Rodney Local Board for the 2019-2022 triennium.

Whakarāpopototanga matua

Executive summary

2.       In August 2020, the Rodney Local Board approved its 2020/2021 environment work programme (resolution RD/2020/103). As part of this work programme, $240,000 was allocated towards the continuation of the Rodney Healthy Harbours and Waterways Fund.

3.       This fund supports landowners, iwi and community organisations to gain funding to fence off waterways, undertake riparian planting and create alternate water sources for stock near waterways, wetlands and streams.

4.       All grant requests are reviewed by Healthy Waters staff and are assessed against set funding criteria, previously agreed by the local board.

5.       In previous years, decision-making around the approval of these grants has been with the General Manager, Healthy Waters. This staff delegation was agreed through the Rodney Local Board Transport, Infrastructure and Environment Committee’s approval of its 2017/2018 environment work programme in May 2017 (resolution RODTP/2017/1).

6.       This report seeks the local board’s formal delegation of decision-making for the approval of the Rodney Healthy Harbours and Waterways Fund grant recipients for the 2019-2022 triennum.

7.       If formal local board approval is required for these grants, this is expected to delay the release of the funds by six weeks, which will impact on the amount of time the recipients have to undertake their work. Funding round timeframes have already been impacted by COVID-19 restrictions and Emergency Budget implications, which delayed the local board’s work programme approval by two months.

8.       This delegation will ensure grants are allocated to recipients in a timely manner and will enable more efficient delivery of water quality outcomes.

 

Ngā tūtohunga

Recommendation

That the Rodney Local Board:

a)      delegate authority to the General Manager, Healthy Waters to approve Rodney Healthy Harbours and Waterways Fund applications on behalf of the Rodney Local Board for the 2019-2022 triennuim.

 

 

Horopaki

Context

9.       Since 2017/2018, the Rodney Local Board has funded the Rodney Healthy Harbours and Waterways Fund to assist landowners, iwi and community groups to undertake riparian planting, fencing and alternative water supply for stock alongside waterways through a 50/50 cost-sharing arrangement.

10.     This funding helps to improve water quality and supports the Rodney Local Board Plan objective to ensure ‘our harbours, waterways and environment are cared for, protected and healthy’.

11.     The local board allocated $240,000 towards the continuation of this fund as part of its 2020/2021 environment work programme at its August 2020 business meeting (resolution RD/2020/103).

12.     Previous decisions on the allocation of these grants has been undertaken by the General Manager, Healthy Waters. While this delegation was agreed by the local board when the fund was first established in May 2017, no formal delegation has been sought from the local board alongside the approval of the fund each financial year.

Tātaritanga me ngā tohutohu

Analysis and advice

13.     In the 2020/2021 financial year, the local board’s approval of its environment work programme was delayed by two months as a result of COVID-19 and subsequent Emergency Budget decision-making. This has shortened the timeframes for the delivery of the fund within the financial year.

14.     If formal local board approval is required for these grants, this is expected to delay the release of the funds by a further six weeks, which will impact on the amount of time the recipients have to undertake their work.

15.     Staff recommend that the local board formally delegates decision-making on the fund to the General Manager, Healthy Waters to ensure efficient funding allocation and the delivery of water quality outcomes. The local board’s formal delegation of this decision-making will also align to the regional Waterway Protection Fund delegations.

16.     As per the process in previous years, staff will assess each of the funding applications to ensure they align with the grant criteria previously agreed by the local board. This will help to ensure that the funding is allocated towards initiatives that will achieve the local board’s water quality improvement aspirations.

17.     Local board members will have the opportunity to review the proposed grants via a memorandum once the assessment phase of the project is complete. Any feedback local board members have on any of the proposed grants will then be considered by staff before the grants are approved by the General Manager of Healthy Waters.

Tauākī whakaaweawe āhuarangi

Climate impact statement

18.     The implementation of stream restoration and protection efforts enabled through these grants will minimise the impact of flooding, improve native biodiversity and enhance carbon sequestration while protecting the stream banks from erosion caused by the increased rainfall events resulting from climate change. Riparian planting will sequester carbon dioxide emissions.

Ngā whakaaweawe me ngā tirohanga a te rōpū Kaunihera

Council group impacts and views

19.     Auckland Council’s grants team has advised that the recommended decision-making approach outlined in this report is consistent with other grants programmes administered through this team. 

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

Local impacts and local board views

20.     The local board formally approved the continuation of the Rodney Healthy Harbours and Waterways Fund as part of its 2020/2021 environment work programme at its August 2020 business meeting. The criteria for the fund was agreed by the local board when the fund was established in 2017/2018. Staff will continue to ensure the grant applications align to these criteria and the water quality aspirations of the board, as part of the assessment process.

21.     The local board will have the opportunity to provide informal feedback on funding recommendations via memorandum. This feedback will be taken into consideration by subject matter experts before final funding decisions are determined by the General Manager, Healthy Waters.

Tauākī whakaaweawe Māori

Māori impact statement

22.     It is recognised that environmental management, water quality and land management have integral links with the mauri of the environment and concepts of kaitiakitanga.

23.     Te Uri O Hau Settlement Trust are involved in growing many of the plants for this project. This will not change regardless of where the delegated authority for funding decision-making sits.

Ngā ritenga ā-pūtea

Financial implications

24.     The local board allocated $240,000 of its locally-driven initiatives budget towards the continuation of the Rodney Healthy Harbours and Waterways Fund in the 2020/2021 financial year, through the approval of its environment work programme (Resolution RD/2020/103).

25.     The budget for the fund will not change as a result of the decisions recommended through this report.

Ngā raru tūpono me ngā whakamaurutanga

Risks and mitigations

26.     COVID-19 and subsequent Emergency Budget decision-making has delayed the approval of all local board work programmes by two months. This has in turn reduced the timeframes for the provision of the Rodney Healthy Harbours and Waterways Fund in the 2020/2021 financial year.

27.     There have also been additional staff resourcing pressures arising from central government’s approval of Jobs for Nature funding towards projects in the Kaipara and Mahurangi catchments. This means that there is both less time and less resourcing available to support the provision of the fund in 2020/2021, particularly if formal local board approval of the grants is required.

28.     To mitigate these risks, staff recommend that the delegation for approving these grants for the 2020/2021 financial year sits with the General Manager of Healthy Waters as it has in previous years. This will allow staff to progress with allocating grants to landowners, iwi and community groups without further delays.

Ngā koringa ā-muri

Next steps

29.     The 2020/2021 funding round will be open from 5 October 2020 to 23 November 2020. Staff will then review applications by mid-February 2021.

30.     Local board members will have the opportunity to review the recommended grants via a memorandum once the assessment phase of the project is complete.

 

Ngā tāpirihanga

Attachments

There are no attachments for this report.    

Ngā kaihaina

Signatories

Author

Anna Halliwell - Relationship Advisor

Authorisers

Barry Potter - Director Infrastructure and Environmental Services

Lesley Jenkins - Relationship Manager

 


Rodney Local Board

16 September 2020

 

 

William Fraser Reserve - Renew Toilet Block

File No.: CP2020/12998

 

  

 

Te take mō te pūrongo

Purpose of the report

1.       To seek approval of the developed concept design for the building of a new toilet changing facility at William Fraser Reserve, Omaha Beach, that will replace the current public toilets under the Omaha Beach Surf Lifesaving clubhouse.

Whakarāpopototanga matua

Executive summary

2.       The Omaha Beach precinct has been identified as having a deficiency for meeting both the current and future needs for the provision of public toilet facilities.  William Fraser Reserve has been identified as the most suitable location for a new public toilet/changing facility to replace the current public toilets.

3.       The current public toilets are situated within the basement of the Omaha Beach Surf Lifesaving clubhouse and are partially hidden. The toilets are showing their age, with increasing maintenance and cleaning problems, and wind borne sand blocking drains due to the proximity to the beach.

4.       The preferred site for the proposed new replacement toilet changing facility, in the middle of the reserve immediately adjacent to the eastern side of the main car park, has the support of the key community group stakeholders following consultation. 

5.       Its central location has the advantage of improved visibility and access, close to the other reserve amenities, avoids having to cross through the car park to the reserve and beach, and has less distance for connecting to utility services.

6.       The one main disadvantage of this central site is that it can be covered by occasional floodwaters in an extreme weather event, as was observed in 2017 but not recorded in the flood management data obtained.  However, it is still the preferred site as the few alternative site options also have hazards of greater frequency that cannot be mitigated. 

7.       The materials used in the lower sections of the building structure will need to be durable to withstand periodic exposure to flood waters without any degradation occurring over time.

8.       The required level of service to meet the existing and future needs of the wider Omaha Beach community was determined by site survey counts during busy peak days.

9.       The developed concept design for a six pan cubicle and changing rooms facility with outdoor showers, has the support and input from the key community stakeholders.  The findings and outcomes of site investigations, assessments and community feedback was presented at local board workshops in June and December of 2019.

10.     The total allocated budget of $947,060 is spread over five financial years but is not included in the Risk Adjusted Programme for this 2020/2021 financial year. The intention is to include the project in the 2021/2022 Risk Adjusted Programme to ensure physical works can be delivered without constraint. 

11.     The project’s inclusion in the Risk Adjusted Programme is subject to local board approval and will be sought through the development of the Community Facilities 2021/2022 work programme.

12.     The resource consent was granted in July 2020.  The building consent application is currently being prepared while sampling and analysing of the bore water is programmed in the near future to investigate and assess options for improving the quality of the non-potable hard water.

 

Ngā tūtohunga

Recommendation/s

That the Rodney Local Board:

a)   approve the developed concept design for the William Fraser Reserve replacement toilet changing facility at Omaha Beach, as attached in Attachment C to the agenda report

b)   approve the awarding of a physical works contract upon completion of the detailed design and consenting phase once the allocation of budgets for construction are approved

c)   note that the tentative programme to deliver the construction of the new toilet changing facility in the 2021/2022 financial year, is dependent on the funding being approved for a Risk Adjusted Project in the next financial year for multi-year budgets.

 

 

Horopaki

Context

13.     The existing public toilet facility at William Fraser Reserve is located within a portion of the basement of the two storey Omaha Beach Lifesaving Club building.  The current level of service provided is two female pans in a combined toilet change room, and one pan and two wall hung urinals for the male combined toilet change room. 

14.     While some renewal works were carried out to the toilets in 2016, there are ongoing issues with its location not being particularly visible underneath the lifesaving club building. Problems are also experienced with sand blocking drains and gully traps, and the poor quality of the bore water affecting the plumbing and staining the pans and handbasins.

15.     The Rodney Public Toilet Provisions Spatial Study Report March 2018, which assessed current public toilet provisions and provided guidance for the provision of new toilets and/or upgrades to existing facilities, identified the future needs for Omaha Beach were somewhat lacking in meeting the demand for both locals and tourists. 

16.     William Fraser Reserve was identified as the best location for a new facility that would be more visible, with an increased level of service to meet the future demands of both beach goers and visitors for the Omaha Beach community.

Tātaritanga me ngā tohutohu

Analysis and advice

17.     Two sites for the location of the new public toilet changing facility in William Fraser Reserve were initially assessed:

·    Option One – eastern/seaward side of the main car park

·    Option Two – western side of the main car park

18.     The site on the eastern side of the car park (Option One) was selected as the preferred site, as it was more centrally located in the reserve to other amenities (playground, barbecue and picnic area). The site is also closer to the beach, there is no need to cross through the car park making it a safer site, and it has less distance for connecting to utility services.  The assessment of the two site options was presented at the June 2019 local board workshop and is attached as Attachment A to the agenda report.

19.     A survey count was conducted on two selected days in February 2019. The survey count determined visitor usage during peak times to assess the level of service requirements to meet the future needs of both the reserve and wider community.  Based on the count data it was determined that while four unisex pans would be adequate, it was preferable to allow for six pans for this location.  This information was also presented at a local board workshop in June 2019.

20.     Following the workshop, consultation with the key community stakeholders, the Omaha Beach Surf Lifesaving Club and the Omaha Beach Incorporated Society, occurred for feedback on the site location and input into the preliminary concept design. 

21.     The positive feedback confirmed the preferred location for the new facility and gave input for completing the developed concept design.  The updated information was presented at the December 2019 local board workshop and is attached as Attachment B to the agenda report.  The developed concept design is attached as Attachment C to the agenda report.

Developed Concept Visualisations

                                      

 

22.     Detailed design for resource consent drawings was completed in March 2020, with the consent application being lodged in early May 2020.  The granted resource consent was received in early July 2020.

Tauākī whakaaweawe āhuarangi

Climate impact statement

23.     The proposed new toilet changing building is anticipated to be located with a one per cent AEP (Annual Exceedance Probability) floodplain based on a conservative assessment of the probable flood level in the reserve as there is no conclusive data available.  Based on this assessment there will be a minor encroachment of the building footprint into the edge of the defined floodplain as shown in Figure 3:

24.     The assessment of the flood risk imposed by the building structure concluded that there will be an unnoticeable (0.1mm) increase in the flood level, and there is no obstruction to overland flow.  Likewise, the effects of the additional impervious area of the new building has been assessed to have a negligible impact on flood risk in the locality.  Stormwater runoff from the roof is proposed to be piped to the existing water detention tank in the reserve for reuse for handwashing in the new facility.

25.     The proposed building is based on a prefabricated concrete precast Permaloo® multi-unit design, that will be able to endure the occasional water egress into the changing rooms without any adverse effects, if this was to happen.

26.     Minimal earthworks for the building site are required which is level and consists of sand.  Earthworks will not be occurring in the reserve to alter the existing contours.  No trees in the reserve will be impacted by excavated trenches for utility service connections.

27.     Carbon emissions will be produced from construction activities for the building of the new toilet change facility but there will be no further impact once completed.

Ngā whakaaweawe me ngā tirohanga a te rōpū Kaunihera

Council group impacts and views

28.     Input on the concept design from the Community Facilities operations and maintenance staff highlights that occasional flooding of the building is likely to occur in the preferred location. 

29.     Two significant rain events a month apart in early 2017 caused flooding across most of the reserve including the playground and halfway through the car park.  The flood waters however did dissipate after a week. 

30.     While the building will be robust enough (concrete floors and walls) to withstand the occasional flooding of 200 – 300mm, it will be important to ensure any electrical components (Switches, pumps, etc.) are above the flood level. 

31.     While the alternative site (Option 2) on the far western side of the car park would not be subject to flooding, it was not the preferred site because of being further away from the other reserve amenities and requiring pedestrian traffic to transit through the car park to the reserve and beach. 

32.     As an alternative, it was suggested that the building could be placed on the far eastern side of the reserve, behind the beach sand dunes which would also be above the flood plain.  However, a consent would not be granted to place a building this far forward in the coastal hazard zone. 

33.     The option of pulling the building platform back into the car park has been discarded as it would require a complete reconfiguration of the car park. This would lead to a significant reduction in the size and capacity of a busy and well used car park, along with the significant additional cost to the project.

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

Local impacts and local board views

34.     The outcome of investigations on the site options and proposed level of service for the new toilet facility were first presented at a local board workshop in June 2019.  Consultation followed, with community engagement with key stakeholders on the identified preferred site and the preliminary concept. Both the site and the preliminary concept received positive endorsement.  The updated presentation was given to the local board in the December 2019 workshop - Attachment B. 

35.     While a second consultation meeting had been proposed in February 2020 for wider community engagement, there was no requests for this from the two key stakeholders, and no meeting was scheduled before the COVID-19 lockdown occurred in March 2020. 

Tauākī whakaaweawe Māori

Māori impact statement

36.     The concept plan was shared with all the revelant Iwi, with the following four Iwi responding – Ngāti Pāoa, Ngāi Tai ki Tāmaki, Ngāti Whātua o Kaipara, Te Rūnanga o Nāati Whātua, advising they would leave any feedback on the proposal to the primary Iwi for the area being Ngāti Manuhiri.  However no formal response or feedback has been received from Ngati Manuhiri to date.

Ngā ritenga ā-pūtea

Financial implications

37.     The William Fraser Reserve – rebuild toilet amenity block project has a total budget of $947,060 allocated as shown in the table below:

Funding Source

Financial Year

2019/20 and prior

Financial Year

2020/21

Financial Year

2021/22

Financial Year

2022/23

Financial Year

2023/24

Funding Allocated

Capex: Local Asset Renewals Budget

 

$46,550

 

$30,510

 

$200,000

 

$300,00

 

$370,000

 

$947,060

 

38.     The preliminary construction estimate for the new toilet facility is $730,000 including a provisional sum allowance of $50,000 for improving the quality of the existing bore water supply.  A project contingency of around $100,000 has been allowed for within the available provisional budgets totalling $900,510.  Accordingly, the total allocated budget appears to be adequate at this point in time to deliver the project.

39.     The tentative completion of the new facility is October 2022 but is subject to the local board approving the inclusion of the project in the 2021/2022 Risk Adjusted Programme (RAP) which will be sought as part of the Community Facilities 2021/2022 Work Programme.

Ngā raru tūpono me ngā whakamaurutanga

Risks and mitigations

40.     Completion of the new toilet replacement facility may be delayed by a further 12–18 months if the funding is not able to be a RAP for the 2022/2023 financial year.

41.     Options have yet to be investigated for upgrading the quality of the non-potable bore water. The water has high levels of calcium and chlorides making it a very hard water that impacts on the plumbing hardware and cleaning. 

42.     The cost of treatment to remove certain minerals could be significant and may outweigh the benefits, depending on the level of treatment desired.  Supplementing the bore water supply with the addition of rainwater piped from the roof to the detention tank, may help with the dilution of the hard water.

43.     While the proposed new toilet facility is likely to be inundated with flood waters in extreme weather events, there are limited options to locate it elsewhere in the reserve without encroaching into the coastal hazard zone or compromising on safety, impacting trees, etc. 

44.     Raising the building platform slightly to give a little more freeboard, without impacting on the flood detention area, will be investigated in the detailed design.  Notwithstanding, it will be important to ensure materials used in the lower portion of the building (floors, walls, doors, etc.) are durable enough to withstand water ingress, without suffering damage or decay over time.

Ngā koringa ā-muri

Next steps

45.     Sampling of the bore water is proposed in the near future for an up-to-date analysis to compare it with the original sampling taken in 2008 when the bore was installed.  Options for treatment and the extent of treatment will then be investigated and reviewed to identify the preferred option against the cost benefits.

46.     The building consent is to be applied for once the detailed design is completed and the construction estimate updated.

47.     Ongoing communication with the two community key stakeholders, the Omaha Beach Surf Lifesaving Club and the Omaha Beach Incorporated Society, is required for updates on progress.  Consultation is required with the surf lifesaving club to confirm how the space in the basement of their building, housing the current public toilets, is to be vacated once the new toilet change facility has been completed and opened.

48.     The tendering for the site works to prepare the building platform and laying in of utility services is tentatively programmed for late 2021. This will enable site works to commence in February/March 2022, subject to the funding being RAP in the next financial year. 

49.     The proposed partly prefabricated Permaloo toilet change building will be constructed off site and transported to site once the building platform is completed.  The installation of the roof and building fitout will occur along with completion of the rest of the site works (paths, outdoor showers, landscaping, etc.) for a proposed completion by October 2022.

 

Ngā tāpirihanga

Attachments

No.

Title

Page

a

William Fraser Reserve Toilet Block Options Presentation (Under Separate Cover)

 

b

Rodney toilet provision - draft concept plans presentation (Under Separate Cover)

 

c

William Fraser Reserve Toilet Block - Developed Concept Plan (Under Separate Cover)

 

     

Ngā kaihaina

Signatories

Author

Peter Bilton – Senior Project Manager

Authorisers

Rod Sheridan - General Manager Community Facilities

Lesley Jenkins - Relationship Manager

 


Rodney Local Board

16 September 2020

 

 

Auckland Transport update on the Rodney Local Board Transport Targeted Rate – monthly report September 2020

File No.: CP2020/12564

 

  

 

Te take mō te pūrongo

Purpose of the report

1.       To update the Rodney Local Board on the programme being delivered by Auckland Transport using the funding from the Rodney Local Board Transport Targeted Rate.

Whakarāpopototanga matua

Executive summary

2.      This report provides general information about the Rodney Local Board Transport Targeted Rate including that:

·     the Rodney Local Board Transport Targeted Rate is currently scheduled to run for 10 years (2018 – 2028) to accelerate transport investment in the Rodney Local Board area. This funding has been ring-fenced for transport projects which are not included in the Regional Land Transport Plan 2018-2028

·     the Rodney Local Board Transport Targeted Rate supports and funds new park and ride community transport hub facilities at Warkworth and Kumeū-Huapai, new footpaths, new bus stops and new bus services

·     the Rodney Local Board Transport Targeted Rate has been allocated for potential projects based on the estimated cost at that time, so that each subdivision within the Rodney Local Board area receives a proportion of the benefits of the targeted rate, that equates to the proportion of the revenue collected from that subdivision

·        Warkworth and Kumeū sites have been selected for park and ride community transport hubs and detailed designs have been undertaken. The Warkworth site is currently close to design completion and the local board has approved the construction works.

 

Ngā tūtohunga

Recommendation/s

That the Rodney Local Board:

a)      receive the Rodney Transport Targeted Rate report monthly

b)      notes that the Rodney Transport Targeted Rate financial report is not included with this update, as this will be provided quarterly.

 

Horopaki

Context

3.       In May 2018, the Rodney Local Board recommended (Resolution number RD/2018/61) that the Governing Body approves a targeted rate to accelerate investment in transport in the Rodney Local Board area. The recommendation was accepted and the Rodney Local Board Transport Targeted Rate is currently scheduled to run for 10 years (2018–2028).

4.       Auckland Council receives the rates payments and Auckland Transport administers the fund on behalf of the local board.

5.       The Rodney Local Board Transport Targeted Rate is ring-fenced for transport projects in the Rodney Local Board area that are not included in the Regional Land Transport Plan 2018-2028. It was established on the basis that the fund is to support:

·    new bus stops and bus services

·    new park and ride facilities

·    new footpaths.

Tātaritanga me ngā tohutohu

Analysis and advice

Park and Ride Community Transport Hub facilities projects

6.      The below table provides an overview of the community transport hub facility progress at Warkworth.

  

 

7.      The below table provides an overview of the community transport hub facility progress facilities at Kumeū.

 

Bus Stops projects

8.      Auckland Transport confirms three bus stops were installed: two at Kahitatea Flat road and one at 799 Kaipara Coast Highway for bus routes 126 and 128.

9.      The local board has requested an increase in bus frequency for route 128, Helensville to Silverdale, to an all-day service. At this stage there are no additional buses available to increase the frequency. This route is currently operated using one bus. An hourly service would require two buses. Auckland Transport is currently investigating the cost of supplying a second bus.

Footpath projects

10.    There are no footpath project updates following the previous month’s report

11.    The local board will provide Auckland Transport with a list of its priority footpaths for further investigation of costs and construction feasibility.

Tauākī whakaaweawe āhuarangi

Climate impact statement

12.    The Rodney Local Board Transport Targeted Rate contributes to the Long-term Plan 2015-2015 outcome of: “A green Auckland – By reducing our reliance on petrol, air pollution and green-house gas emissions.”

13.    The Rodney Local Board Transport Targeted Rate also supports the outcomes sought by the Auckland Plan 2050, the Auckland Climate Action Plan and council’s priorities.

Ngā whakaaweawe me ngā tirohanga a te rōpū Kaunihera

Council group impacts and views

14.     The appropriate council group inputs were sought by Auckland Transport in the formulation of this update report.

15.     The proposed decision of receiving this update report has no impacts on the wider council group.

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

Local impacts and local board views

16.     Local board views were sought and have been included in the formulation of this update report.

Tauākī whakaaweawe Māori

Māori impact statement

17.     The proposed decision of receiving the report has no impacts or opportunities for Māori. Any engagement with Māori, or consideration of impacts and opportunities, will be carried out on an individual project basis.

Ngā ritenga ā-pūtea

Financial implications

18.     There are no financial implications in receiving this report.

Ngā raru tūpono me ngā whakamaurutanga

Risks and mitigations

19.     Auckland Transport provides regular updates on the Rodney Local Board Transport Targeted Rate, and separate decision reports on specific projects, is a mitigation to ensure the local board is fully informed before making any decisions with regards to the fund.

Ngā koringa ā-muri

Next steps

20.     Auckland Transport will provide a regular update report to the Rodney Local Board at its next business meeting.

 

Ngā tāpirihanga

Attachments

There are no attachments for this report.    

Ngā kaihaina

Signatories

Author

Susan Barakat – Principal Engineer

Authorisers

Richard Firth – Delivery Manager North/West

Lesley Jenkins - Relationship Manager

 


Rodney Local Board

16 September 2020

 

 

Auckland Transport update to the Rodney Local Board September 2020

File No.: CP2020/13077

 

  

 

Te take mō te pūrongo

Purpose of the report

1.       To provide an update to Rodney Local Board members on transport related matters in their area, including the Local Board Transport Capital Fund and Auckland Transport’s Community Safety Fund.

Whakarāpopototanga matua

Executive summary

2.      This report covers:

·      a summary of Auckland Transport projects and operations in the local board area

·      a summary of the board’s Transport Capital Fund and Community Safety Fund projects

·      a summary of general information items.

 

Ngā tūtohunga

Recommendation/s

That the Rodney Local Board:

a)      receive the Auckland Transport update to the Rodney Local Board.

 

 

Horopaki

Context

3.       Auckland Transport (AT) is responsible for all of Auckland’s transport services, excluding state highways. We report on a monthly basis to local boards, as set out in our Local Board Engagement Plan. This monthly reporting commitment acknowledges the important role local boards play in the governance of Auckland on behalf of their local communities. 

4.       This report updates the local board on Auckland Transport projects and operations in the Rodney Local Board area, it summarises consultations and Traffic Control Committee decisions, and includes information on the status of the Local Board Transport Capital Fund (LBTCF) and Community Safety Fund (CSF).

5.       The LBTCF is a capital budget provided to all local boards by the Governing Body and delivered by Auckland Transport. Local boards can use this fund to deliver transport infrastructure projects that they believe are important but are not part of Auckland Transport’s work programme.

6.       The CSF is a capital budget established by Auckland Transport for use by local boards to fund local road safety initiatives. The purpose of this fund is to allow elected members to address long-standing local road safety issues that are not regional priorities and are therefore not being addressed by the Auckland Transport programme.

Tātaritanga me ngā tohutohu

Analysis and advice

Auckland Transport projects and operations in the local board area

7.       The table below has a general summary of projects and activities of interest to the local board with their current status. Please note that all timings are indicative and are subject to change:

Item

Update

Coatesville-Riverhead Highway / Barrett Rd Intersection - Right turn pocket

Currently in scheme design.

Dairy Flat Highway, Durey Road Intersection – safety improvements

Complete. Some minor road marking remains to be done when weather is suitable.

Dairy Flat Highway, Green Rd and Goodland Drive intersections – Safety Improvements

Under construction with expected completion mid-November 2020.

 

Mahurangi Road, Snells Beach – Pedestrian Safety Improvements

In detailed design.

Matakana Road, intersection with Anderson and Rosemont Roads - metal safety crash barriers

Detailed design is complete.

Progress on this project is on hold until available budgets are confirmed for 2020/21.

Matakana Link Road - a 1.35km link between State Highway One and Matakana Road

The project has established offices/compounds at SH1 and Matakana Road ends and they have completed an access road.

They are working on establishing silt and stormwater protection over the site.

Next steps are for the earthworks to start in October.

Sandspit Road/Sharp Road/Mahurangi East Road, Sandspit - Intersection Improvements

Public consultation is complete. Responses to public feedback are complete, next step is approval to close out and update the board/external stakeholders/public.

SH-16 / Huapai Shops – Signalised Crossing

There have been connection issues but these are expected to be resolved shortly.

Local Board Transport Capital Fund

8.      Auckland Transport has updated the local board on the effect of the Auckland Council Emergency Budget allocation to the Local Board Transport Capital Fund (LBTCF) and the budget now available in 2020/2021.

9.      The new allocation for the financial year 2020/2021 for the Rodney Local Board is $286,459.

10.    Given this revised amount, the next step is for the local board to review its projects for the 2020/2021 year and determine how it would like to proceed.

11.    Please see below for a list of projects and the status of these projects:

Project

Update

Alice Street, Riverhead - Footpath along entire road.

Rough order of cost provided of $474,000.

Design services have been procured but progress on this project is on hold until the local board confirms its priority projects for 2020/21.

Coatesville-Riverhead Highway - Piping and covering culvert alongside Coatesville Reserve.

Rough order of cost has been completed.

Progress on this project is on hold until the local board confirms its priority projects for 2020/21.

Dairy Flat Highway outside Dairy Flat School - footpath and indented parking, local speed threshold improvements, reduction of the existing variable school zone speed from 60 km/h to 40 km/h.

Rough order of cost provided of $470,000.

Approved to progress to detailed design and firm estimate of cost.

Progress on this project is on hold until the local board confirms its priority projects for 2020/21.

Falls Road, Warkworth between Hudson Road and Mansel Drive - Contribution towards developers construction of Footpath.

The footpath was expected to be constructed by a developer during the 2019/2020 financial year but construction has been delayed, with the proposed footpath in the strip of Falls Road subject to the outcome of resource consents being approved for the adjacent land.

As of 30 June this resource consent is still in progress.

Footpath at Omaha Drive, Omaha – from Broadlands Drive to the Omaha Golf Club.

Not a currently allocated project but design and estimate completed by outside consultant

Progress on this project is on hold until the local board confirms its priority projects for 2020/21.

Hudson Road between State Highway 1 and Albert Road, Warkworth – Footpaths.

The local board allocated $623,000 to this project.

The project is currently in the tender phase and ready to be awarded but on hold until the local board confirms its priority projects for 2020/21.

Leigh Road, Whangateau - Footpath between 570 Leigh Road to Ashton Road.

 

Rough order of cost provided of $363,000.

Approved to progress to detailed design and firm estimate of cost.

Design services have been procured but are on hold until the local board confirms its priority projects for 2020/21.

Newton Road, Riverhead - Footpath from Cobblers Lane to Coatesville-Riverhead Highway.

Rough order of cost provided of $763,000.

Approved to progress to detailed design and firm estimate of cost.

Design services have been procured but are on hold until the local board confirms its priority projects for 2020/21.

School Road, Wellsford - Footpath on the southern side between the school entrance opposite 50 School Road and the existing footpath in Watson Place, Wellsford.

Approved for construction at $257,000

Design services have been procured but are on hold until the local board confirms its priority projects for 2020/21.

Alice Street, Riverhead - Footpath along entire road.

Rough order of cost provided of $474,000.

Design services have been procured but are on hold until the local board confirms its priority projects for 2020/21.

Community Safety Fund

12.     The CSF is funded from Auckland Transport’s safety budget and is dependent on the level of funding Auckland Transport receives from council.

13.     Now that Auckland Council’s Emergency Budget is confirmed, Auckland Transport is reviewing all CSF projects. It is possible that projects are delayed or even stopped. When more detailed information is available it will be provided to the local board.

14.     The table below has an update on the projects in the fund:

Priority

Project

Update

1

Motutara Road – Crossing

In the process of formally closing out the consultation. Next step is detailed design.

2

Motutara Road - footpath extension

Public Consultation is complete.

3

Coatesville – speed calming

In scheme design.

4

Matakana Road – signalised mid-block

In detailed design.

5

Matua / Tapu Road – intersection improvements

The project is awaiting confirmation that it will proceed to construction. 

6

Matua / Oraha Road – intersection improvements

In detailed design.

7

Rata Street - pedestrian crossing

In detailed design.

8

Kaipara College - pedestrian crossing

In the process of formally closing out the consultation. Next step is detailed design.

9

Waitoki School – speed calming

Removed from CSF as per local board decision.

10

Whangateau - speed warning signs

Completed.

11

Kumeu – signalised mid bloc crossing

Completed.

12

Woodcocks Road – crossing

To be constructed this financial year

 

Traffic Control Committee decisions

15.    Auckland Transport's resolution and approval process ensures the most appropriate controls and restrictions are put in place and can be legally enforced. The following decisions were made by the Traffic Control Committee (TCC) in relation to regulatory processes relevant to the Rodney Local Board during August 2020.

Street Name

Suburb

Type of Report

Nature Of Restriction

Committee Decision

Matakana Road

Matakana

Permanent Traffic and Parking changes

No Stopping At All Times / Bus Stop / Bus Shelter / Traffic Island / Traffic Signal / Flush Median / Edge Line / “Slow” Advisory Marking / Surface Friction Treatment

Carried

Dairy Flat Highway

Dairy Flat

Permanent Traffic and Parking changes

No Stopping At All Times / Flush Median / Edge Line / No Passing / Lanes / Lane Arrow Marking

Carried

Coatesville-Riverhead Highway / Glenmore Road

Coatesville

Permanent Traffic and Parking changes

Loading Zone / No Stopping At All Times / Edge Line / Stop Control

Carried

Tauākī whakaaweawe āhuarangi

Climate impact statement

16.     Auckland Transport engages closely with council on developing strategy, actions and measures to support the outcomes sought by the Auckland Plan 2050, the Auckland Climate Action Plan and council’s priorities.

17.     Auckland Transport’s core role is in providing attractive alternatives to private vehicle travel, reducing the carbon footprint of its own operations and, to the extent feasible, that of the contracted public transport network.

Ngā whakaaweawe me ngā tirohanga a te rōpū Kaunihera

Council group impacts and views

18.     The impact of information (or decisions) in this report are confined to Auckland Transport and does not impact on other parts of the council group.

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

Local impacts and local board views

19.     The proposed decision of receiving the report has no local, sub-regional or regional impacts.

 

 

 

 

 

 

20.     The table below is a summary of items sent to the local board for information or feedback:

Item

Date sent to local board

FYI: Rodney Local Board Transport Targeted Rate - reports to local board

06/08/20

FYI: Hull Road, Waitoki - Winter Driving Restriction

10/08/20

FYI: Matua Road and Oraha Road, Huapai - Informal Crossing

10/08/20

FYI: Dairy Flat Highway Newsletter – August

11/08/20

FYI: Night works in Warkworth

20/08/20

FYI: Kahikatea Flat Rd night work

24/08/20

FYI: Penguin Street, Leigh - No Stopping

01/09/20

Tauākī whakaaweawe Māori

Māori impact statement

21.     The proposed decision of receiving the report has no impacts or opportunities for Māori. Any engagement with Māori, or consideration of impacts and opportunities, will be carried out on an individual project basis.

Ngā ritenga ā-pūtea

Financial implications

22.     There are no financial implications in receiving this report.

Ngā raru tūpono me ngā whakamaurutanga

Risks and mitigations

23.     In response to Auckland Council’s Emergency Budget Auckland Transport’s capital and operating budgets have been reduced. Some projects AT had planned for 2020/2021 may not be able to be delivered and AT expect this will be disappointing to communities that have already engaged with.

24.     Both the Community Safety Fund and the Local Board Capital Transport Fund are impacted by these budget reductions. 

25.     Auckland Transport will mitigate this risk by clearly communicating with the local board on the outcomes and new funding levels so that the local board may make the best use of its available funds.

Ngā koringa ā-muri

Next steps

26.     Auckland Transport will provide a further report to the Rodney Local Board at its next business meeting.

Ngā tāpirihanga

Attachments

There are no attachments for this report.    

Ngā kaihaina

Signatories

Author

Ben Halliwell – Elected Member Relationship Manager

Authorisers

Jonathan Anyon – Elected Member Relationship Team Manager

Lesley Jenkins - Relationship Manager

 


Rodney Local Board

16 September 2020

 

 

Project Streetscapes: Weed Management report

File No.: CP2020/12684

 

  

 

Te take mō te pūrongo

Purpose of the report

1.       To seek feedback from local boards on the recommended regional methodology to edge and maintain weeds on footpaths, berms and the kerb and channel on more than 5000km of urban roads in the Auckland region.

Whakarāpopototanga matua

Executive summary

2.       Auckland Council manages edges and weeds on footpaths, berms and the kerb and channel in the urban road corridor for statutory, asset protection, amenity, and health and safety outcomes.

3.       The service level for weed management on berms and in the kerb and channel is the same across Auckland. However, the methodologies for edging and weed control on hard surfaces, either plant-based, synthetic herbicides or thermal, e.g. hot water/steam, differ between local board areas. In some cases, different methods are used within the same local board boundaries. This reflects the continuation of legacy council approaches.

4.       In April 2019, Auckland Transport transferred services and budget to the council’s Community Facilities department to manage weeds within the road corridor on their behalf. Auckland Transport retains responsibility for the road corridor as per the Local Government Act 1974 and the Land Transport Act 1998.

5.       The transfer was completed as part of Project Streetscapes (which did not include the Hauraki Gulf Islands), a variation to the Community Facilities outcome-based maintenance contracts. Part of the project included developing recommendations for a regionally consistent approach for edging and weed control on hard surfaces in the road corridor.

6.       Community Facilities has continued with the legacy approach to weed control while completing a review of weed management methodologies. The scope of the review and recommendations are for edging and weed control on hard surfaces within the urban road corridor, excluding the Hauraki Gulf Islands. Rural roads are not included due to differences in population, roading infrastructure and land use in rural areas.

7.       The evaluation criteria for the review’s recommendations include environmental impacts, community input, the council’s commitment to reduce carbon emissions in Te Tāruke-ā-Tāwhiri: Auckland's Climate Plan and the objectives of the council Weed Management Policy for effective, efficient, and sustainable outcomes.

8.       A council People’s Panel survey was conducted in October 2019 as one mechanism to gauge how Aucklanders feel about managing weeds on footpaths and kerbs (see Attachment A to the agenda report).

9.       The recommendation of this review is for a combination of plant-based herbicide with spot spraying of glyphosate for difficult to manage weeds. This is estimated to lead to a reduction in glyphosate, carbon emissions and water usage across the region while achieving effective control. This approach is estimated to be achievable within existing operational budgets.

10.     Feedback is sought from local boards to be included in the recommendation to the Governing Body on a standardised approach for edging and weed control on hard surfaces in the road corridor (see Attachment B to the agenda report). This will be presented at the Environment and Climate Change Committee on 12 November 2020.

11.     Should a local board choose to utilise alternative methodologies to those agreed, they have the option of using locally driven initiative funding to cover the cost difference between the agreed regional weed management method and the alternative.

 

Ngā tūtohunga

Recommendation/s

That the Rodney Local Board:

a)      provide feedback on the recommended approach to a standardised methodology to managing weeds on footpaths, berms and the kerb and channel across more than 5000km of urban roads.

 

 

Horopaki

Context

12.     Community Facilities carries out edging and weed management on footpaths, berms and the kerb and channel across more than 5000km of Auckland urban roads. This is done for asset protection and amenity, as well as health and safety outcomes, including:

·        preventing root intrusion causing damage to the road surface, kerb and channel, footpaths and other road assets

·        ensuring vegetation growing in the kerb and channel does not interfere with water flow

·        ensuring the safety of pedestrians and road users by maintaining clear sight-lines and minimising trip hazards

·        maintaining the streetscape in a tidy and aesthetically pleasing condition.

13.     Auckland’s moderate and wet climate makes the area particularly vulnerable to the detrimental effects of weeds. The climate causes vigorous growth, easy establishment, and increased infestation of weeds. The road corridor provides a dynamic environment for the spread of weeds including through vehicle and water dispersal.[1]

14.     Uncontrolled weeds on footpaths and the kerb and channel cause damage that can lead to increased repairs and renewals with a funding and environmental impact. This damage may create trip hazards, putting people at risk.

15.     Agrichemicals are used for edging and weed control in the urban road corridor. Edging is required on both sides of the road, which is over 10,000km of footpaths and berms. The Auckland Council Weed Management Policy guides the use of herbicide by the council and supports best practice weed control.[2] All agrichemical use must follow the rules of the Unitary Plan, which ensures that, when used correctly, agrichemicals can make a positive contribution to sustainable land use.[3]

16.     The outcome-based contract specifications for the road corridor do not permit herbicide application outside schools or early learning services on days that these institutions are in use. There are limitations on the time of spraying in urban areas and the contract specifications include instructions to not complete weed control where the berm is clearly being maintained by the adjacent property owner.[4]

17.     All of Auckland is covered by a ‘no-spray register’ for berms adjacent to private property. Any resident who agrees to manage weeds to a specified standard can apply to ‘opt out’ of weed management completed by the council, through recording their intent on the no-spray register. Residents can register through a dedicated form on the council website or through the council call centre.

Tātaritanga me ngā tohutohu

Analysis and advice

Weed management in the road corridor

18.     The service level outcomes for weed management on berms and in the kerb and channel are the same across Auckland. However, the methodologies for their maintenance, either plant-based, synthetic herbicides or thermal, e.g. hot water/steam, differs between local board areas. In some cases, different methods are used within the same local board boundaries. These differences reflect the weed control methods and herbicides that were used by the legacy councils of Auckland City Council, Manukau City Council, Waitākere City Council, North Shore City Council, Papakura District Council, Rodney District Council and Franklin District Council prior to amalgamation.

19.     In April 2019, Auckland Transport transferred services and budget to the council’s Community Facilities unit to manage weeds within the road corridor. Auckland Transport retains responsibility for the road corridor as per the Local Government Act 1974 and the Land Transport Act 1998.

20.     Weed management on footpaths, berms and the kerb and channel is now part of the outcome-based Full Facilities contract for streetscapes. These include pest plant control, mowing, town centre cleaning, and waste removal completed on behalf of Auckland Transport.

21.     Community Facilities has continued with the legacy approach for edging and weed control on hard surfaces, while completing a review of the methodologies with a view to making recommendations to the Environment and Climate Change Committee for a consistent regional approach. The scope of the review and recommendations is only for the urban road corridor and does not include rural areas or the Hauraki Gulf Islands. This reflects the differences in population, roading infrastructure and land use in rural areas.

Comparison of weed management methodologies

Synthetic herbicide – glyphosate

22.     The synthetic herbicide used for edging and weed management on footpaths, berms and the kerb and channel in the urban road corridor in Auckland is glyphosate. Glyphosate is used by the council for weed management on parks and reserves, and by most road controlling authorities in New Zealand to control vegetation in the road corridor.[5]

23.     Glyphosate is a low toxicity broad-spectrum non-selective herbicide which is particularly effective on broadleaf weeds and grasses. Glyphosate is a systemic herbicide that is absorbed through green plant tissue and is then translocated throughout the plant, including the root system, to kill the entire plant.[6]

24.     Glyphosate is diluted with water and applied via foliar spray with a small left-hand steer vehicle in the urban road corridor. It is the most cost-effective method as it needs to be applied less frequently than other methods. In the urban road corridor, spot spraying with glyphosate typically occurs six times per year to achieve the desired level of service.

25.     There is some community and international debate about the health risk of glyphosate with several regions no longer using, or minimising the use of, glyphosate for weed control in public areas.

26.     Auckland Council’s agrichemical use is guided by the New Zealand Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) in their role as the regulator of hazardous substances in New Zealand. The EPA gathers information from multiple credible sources when deciding whether substances are safe to use. The EPA has granted approval for the use of glyphosate-containing substances in accordance with the EPA code of practice. Should the EPA change their position on glyphosate, the council would respond appropriately.

27.     In October 2019 the EPA stated the following:

Products containing glyphosate are considered safe, provided that all of the rules around their use are followed. …We are aware that some reports linking glyphosate to health impacts are causing concern. We are in alignment with the vast majority of regulatory bodies around the world – including in the European Union, United States, Australia and Canada - which agree that glyphosate is unlikely to cause cancer.[7]

28.     For all agrichemical use, the council complies with the Environmental Protection Agency Code of Practice (NZS 8409:2004 Management of Agrichemicals) for the storage, mixing, use, disposal and certification of contractors.

29.     Glyphosate is strongly absorbed into soil and has no residual activity.[8] Community Facilities only uses approved formulations of glyphosate, with no human hazard ratings, within the road corridor.[9] While the formulation being used within the road corridor is also approved for use in the aquatic environment, it does have a hazard rating for toxicity for aquatic life at high concentrations.[10] As per the Code of Practice, glyphosate is only used in appropriate weather conditions to minimise spray drift by rain and wind.

30.     A caution for the use of glyphosate is the development of resistance in some weed species.[11]

31.     Local boards that use spot spraying of glyphosate for weed management include Franklin, Henderson-Massey, Howick, Māngere-Ōtāhuhu, Manurewa, Ōtara-Papatoetoe, Papakura, Rodney, Waitākere Ranges, and Whau. All methodologies include some mechanical removal of weeds.

Plant-based herbicide

32.     Plant-based herbicides used in the urban road corridor include Biosafe and Bio Weed Blast. The active ingredient is a fatty acid which is a contact herbicide. When applied to weeds, it burns off the foliage, thus preventing or reducing seed production and restricting growth.

33.     As plant-based herbicides are not systemic, i.e. they do not kill down to the root, they must be applied more frequently than glyphosate to meet service levels. Although they can kill annuals, generally they will not kill longer-lived mature perennial weeds, as they re-sprout from specialised (e.g. rhizomes) root tissue after the foliage has been burned off. Fatty acid-based herbicides need to be applied to young or small plants for acceptable weed control.[12]

34.     Plant-based herbicides are diluted with water and applied via foliar spray with small left-hand steer vehicle in the urban road corridor, approximately 12 times per year. The exclusive use of plant-based herbicide is approximately three times more expensive than glyphosate because of the additional frequency and quantity of product required.[13] There is an additional cost consideration due to the corrosive impact of the fatty acid on equipment which needs to be replaced more regularly.

35.     While plant-based herbicides are inactivated on contact with the soil and have no residual activity[14], there is a health and safety risk to be managed by the operators. The active ingredient is an eye, skin and respiratory irritant. There is a strong notable odour from plant-based herbicide which can be, and has been, the source of complaints from the public.

36.     For all agrichemical use, the council complies with the Environmental Protection Agency Code of Practice (NZS 8409:2004 Management of Agrichemicals) for the storage, mixing, use, disposal and certification of contractors.

37.     Plant-based herbicide is approved for use in Auckland and has been used since prior to amalgamation. Although there are no restrictions imposed by the EPA for application within the road corridor, the products have a hazard rating for toxicity for aquatic life. Instructions from the manufacturer include applying when conditions are dry, and rain is not expected in the road corridor within the next two hours.[15]

38.     Local boards that use plant-based herbicide exclusively, include Albert-Eden, Puketāpapa, Waitematā (excluding the central business district), Waiheke and Ellerslie in Ōrākei. All methodologies include some mechanical removal of weeds.

Thermal – steam and hot water

39.     Thermal technologies include steam and hot water. Water heated to high temperatures is applied to weeds with a hose and lance to destroy the foliage. Thermal weed management leaves the roots primarily untreated.[16]

40.     Thermal technology requires significant water use, using between 10-12L of water per minute.[17] Non-potable water sources can be used to mitigate demand on treated water sources, however non-potable water is not currently available in most areas of Auckland. This leaves the implementation of this method vulnerable to water restrictions as we have seen in 2020.[18]

41.     This method utilises mobile diesel boilers to heat water to 98 degrees. Diesel boilers use up to 9L[19] of diesel an hour with associated carbon emissions of 24kg.[20] Thermal technology is more expensive than herbicide. A two-person team is required, and the application rate is slower as it requires a prolonged application to cover the foliage. Application speeds are approximately 1.1km/hr[21] for thermal compared to 1.8km/hr for herbicide.[22] Like plant-based herbicide, thermal weed management needs to be applied more frequently, approximately 12 times a year, to meet weed management service levels.

42.     Local boards that use thermal technology include Devonport-Takapuna, Kaipātiki, parts of Upper Harbour and Hibiscus and Bays. There is some use of spot spraying of glyphosate to address persistent weeds. All methodologies include some mechanical removal of weeds.

 

 

Thermal – hot foam

43.     A product called Foamstream has been trialled in Auckland in 2020. Foamstream is a soluble concentrate which is added to hot water to create a foam and has been used in the United Kingdom for weed management. [23] The foam acts as an insulator to keep the heat higher for longer. The manufacturer claims that the use of foam could reduce the frequency of treatment cycles compared to using steam/hot water alone. A review of the trial is currently underway and, if the product proves suitable, staff will seek approval from Auckland Transport and Healthy Waters for its use in the road corridor.

Combination of synthetic and plant-based herbicide

44.     This approach uses a combination of both glyphosate and plant-based herbicide. Plant-based herbicide is applied throughout the year to manage weeds, with the use of glyphosate by spot spraying at peak weed growing times on difficult to control weeds.

45.     An integrated approach results in a reduction of both products and provides more effective control of persistent weeds than by using plant-based herbicide alone. This methodology is used in the Auckland Botanic Gardens to reduce the use of glyphosate. The use of herbicide with a different mode of action in combination with glyphosate is one of the main strategies to avoid glyphosate resistance.[24]

46.     Local boards that use a combined approach include Maungakiekie-Tāmaki and Ōrākei (except for Ellerslie where only plant-based herbicide is applied). All methodologies include some mechanical removal of weeds.

Methodology comparison

47.     In 2015, a comparison of methodologies was completed (see Attachment C to the agenda report). The data in the table was reviewed by Price Waterhouse Coopers (PWC) and the effectiveness, environmental and human health information was independently peer-reviewed by the firm AECOM.

48.     For the current review, further analysis was completed to estimate quantities of water, herbicide and operational carbon emissions per methodology. This reflects the council’s commitments within Te Tāruke-ā-Tāwhiri: Auckland's Climate Plan[25], the Auckland water efficiency strategy and the Weed Management Policy. The data on herbicide volumes has come from contractor reporting for the urban road corridor (as the data includes pest plant control, the use for edging and hard surfaces is expected to be lower). Water usage and fuel consumption are from product specification sheets and supplier data. These are estimates only, with volumes of herbicide and water varying by area, season and weed levels.

49.     For the purpose of this review, updated supplier costings for a regionally consistent approach were requested. The difference in pricing for alternative methodologies compared to glyphosate was expected, reflecting the different frequencies and volume of product needed. For plant-based weed control to achieve similar outcomes, more frequent treatments are required than glyphosate, thereby increasing the costs of materials, labour and fuel. Thermal technology is applied at the same frequency as plant-based herbicide, 12 times a year, with a slower application rate requiring a two-person team. These are estimates only and may not include costs for change implementation e.g. purchase of machinery etc.


 

       Table 1: Comparison of estimated operational carbon emissions, volume of water, herbicide and cost per km per year for each weed management approach

Methodology

Carbon emissions[26]

Water usage

Herbicide

Active Ingredient

(kg)

Application rate

Cost

Glyphosate

(6x per year)

1.1kg

180L

1.8L

0.9kg glyphosate

 

1.8km per hour (single operator)

$783

Combination of plant-based/ glyphosate

(10x per year)

1.9kg

870L

0.7L of glyphosate & 8L of plant-based

0.4kg glyphosate

5.6kg fatty acid

1.8km per hour (single operator)

 

$1293


Plant-based herbicide

(12x per year)

2.3kg

1350L[27]

13.5L

9.5kg

fatty acid

1.8km per hour (single operator)

$2265

Thermal technologies – steam and hot water

(12x per year)

264kg

6545L

Approx. 0.5L of glyphosate

0.25kg

glyphosate

1.1km per hour (two operators)

$3485

 Auckland Council – People’s Panel survey

50.     In October 2019, a People’s Panel survey was conducted as one mechanism to gauge how Aucklanders view management of weeds on footpaths and kerbs. The survey was sent to 39,789 members of the People’s Panel. They were provided with the information on the council website on the different methodologies[28]. However, at the time of the survey, estimated emissions, volume of herbicide, and cost were not available.

51.     Of the 5686 respondents, 66 per cent stated that they ‘care’ about the weeds on our footpaths and kerbs. The results showed that 43 per cent of residents use synthetic herbicide (e.g. glyphosate) for weed management on their own property. Synthetic herbicide (e.g. glyphosate) was the least preferred method for weed management in the road corridor by 52 per cent of respondents.

52.     Nineteen per cent were willing to pay higher rates for the council to use alternatives to synthetic herbicide, 42 per cent were not willing to pay extra, and 36 per cent indicated they may be willing to pay more[29]. There were differences in responses by local board area as detailed in Attachment A (People’s Panel results by local board).

53.     There are members of the community that believe glyphosate should not be used by Auckland Council.

Regional review recommendation

54.     The review of methodologies to manage weeds in the urban road corridor takes into consideration the Auckland Weed Management Policy, Te Tāruke-ā-Tāwhiri: Auckland's Climate Plan and community input.


            Table 2: Summary of the advantages and disadvantages of the different weed      management             methodologies

Methodology

Advantages

Disadvantages

Synthetic herbicide – glyphosate

Low cost, low frequency of application, effective weed control

Reduced carbon emissions

Risk of community objection to the use of glyphosate

Restricted weather conditions for application

Herbicide resistance in some species

Plant-based herbicide

Reduction in glyphosate used by council for weed control

Immediate effect on weeds

Increased frequency and therefore a greater volume of herbicide compared to glyphosate

Plant-based herbicide is two to three times more expensive than glyphosate

The product is corrosive and has a strong odour

Restricted weather conditions for application

Thermal technology steam/hot water/hot water with a foam additive

Thermal technology does not use herbicide

Can be applied in any weather

Immediate effect on weeds

 

High water usage and carbon emissions

Spot spraying glyphosate is still required on high volume roads and to address persistent weeds

Thermal technology is more expensive than glyphosate

Combination of plant-based and synthetic herbicide, e.g. glyphosate

An estimated region-wide reduction in the use of glyphosate, carbon emissions and water use

Minimising the volume of agrichemical use across the region

Reduction in risk of plants developing glyphosate resistance

An increase in herbicide use in some local board areas

55.     The recommendation for a standardised methodology is a combination of plant-based herbicide with spot spraying of glyphosate for difficult weeds. This is estimated to lead to a reduction in glyphosate, carbon emissions and water usage across the region. There would be an increase in the use of plant-based herbicide. This approach is estimated to be achievable within current operational budgets.

56.     Thermal methodologies, including hot foam, could be used for sensitive areas but are not recommended for a region-wide approach due to their high emissions, water usage and cost. The exclusive use of plant-based herbicide is not recommended due to the additional volume of herbicide required and its cost.

57.     Local board feedback is sought on the standardised regional recommendation and on local priorities for weed control on footpath and kerb and channel (see Attachment B). Local board priorities will be included for consideration by the Environment and Climate Change Committee on 12 November 2020.

Tauākī whakaaweawe āhuarangi

Climate impact statement

58.     Climate change adaptation – changes in Auckland’s climate may alter the prevalence and spread of weeds within the road corridor. In the future, different methodologies and products may need to be considered depending on weed species.

59.     Climate change mitigation – Auckland Council adopted Te Tāruke-ā-Tāwhiri: Auckland's Climate Plan on 21 July 2020, which includes the reduction target for council to halve its carbon emissions by 2030 and reach zero net emissions by 2050.

60.     The choice of weed management methodologies has an impact on the council’s carbon emissions. The region-wide adoption of thermal would lead to an increase in carbon emissions at an estimated 1335 tons[30] or approximately 5 per cent of the council’s operational emissions for 2018/2019. This reflects the energy required to heat large volumes of water to 98 degrees with diesel boilers. The increase for the regional adoption of this methodology would impact on the council’s ability to meet the reduction targets of the Te Tāruke-ā-Tāwhiri: Auckland's Climate Plan.

Ngā whakaaweawe me ngā tirohanga a te rōpū Kaunihera

Council group impacts and views

61.     Community Facilities undertakes the maintenance of green spaces within the road corridor under contract to and on behalf of Auckland Transport. Auckland Transport “manages and controls” the Auckland transport system as per the Local Government Act 1974 and the Land Transport Act 1998.

62.     Auckland Council adopted a Weed Management Policy for parks and open spaces in August 2013 (resolution number RDO/2013/137). The Weed Management Policy is to guide the management of weeds in Auckland’s parks and open spaces, including the road corridor.

63.     The recommendation for a standardised approach has been provided in consultation with Auckland Transport and with consideration of the objectives of the Weed Management Policy.

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

Local impacts and local board views

64.     The recommendations of this report will have differing impacts on local boards (except the Hauraki Gulf local boards which are excluded from the regional approach) given the different approaches currently in place. This report is to request feedback from local boards regarding their priorities for an effective, efficient, and sustainable standardised regional weed management methodology (see Attachment B).

65.     Should a local board choose to utilise alternative methodologies to those adopted as the region-wide approach, they are able to use locally-driven initiative (LDI) funding to cover the cost difference between the agreed regional weed management method and their preferred alternative.

Tauākī whakaaweawe Māori

Māori impact statement

66.     The recommendations of the review take into consideration the Weed Management Policy, with the objective to minimise agrichemicals, and Te Tāruke-ā-Tāwhiri: Auckland's Climate Action Framework which were developed in consultation with mana whenua.

67.     An overview of the current methodologies and the priorities of the review were presented at the Infrastructure and Environmental Services Mana Whenua hui. The analysis and recommendations of the review will be presented to mana whenua for feedback in September 2020.

Ngā ritenga ā-pūtea

Financial implications

68.     Different methodologies to manage weeds have different financial implications. This reflects the associated costs of the methodologies to achieve weed management outcomes.

Table 3: Estimated cost of weed management methodologies per km per annum[31]

Methodology

Estimated cost per km (per annum)

Estimated cost (per annum) across 5055km

Synthetic herbicide, e.g. glyphosate

$783

$3,958,000

Combination of plant-based and synthetic herbicide

$1293

 

$6,536,115

Plant-based herbicide, e.g. biosafe

$2265

$11,499,575

Thermal technology steam/hot water

$3485

$17,616,675

69.     The recommended approach, a combination of plant-based herbicide and spot spraying of glyphosate for difficult weeds, is estimated to be able to be delivered within the existing operational budgets.

70.     To standardise thermal and plant-based methodologies across the region would require an increase in budget to meet weed management service levels. As there is no additional operational budget for streetscape maintenance, methodologies requiring additional expenditure could impact on other Full Facilities services delivered to local boards e.g. town centre and park maintenance, replanting of gardens, and ability to respond to a request for service.

71.     Should a local board choose to utilise alternate methodologies to those adopted as the region-wide approach, they could use LDI funding to cover the cost difference between the agreed regional weed management method and their preferred alternative.

Ngā raru tūpono me ngā whakamaurutanga

Risks and mitigations

72.     The outcomes of this project have the following risks:

Options

Risk

Mitigation

No change

Continuing with legacy arrangements, with inconsistent funding

Communication on the rationale for any decision to continue with legacy weed management methodologies

Standardising a regional weed methodology

Depending on the choice of the methodology, there would be different environmental and social impacts, including community concern

Local board decision-making enables the prioritisation of funding for local priorities and the services that their communities most value

Ngā koringa ā-muri

Next steps

73.     Local boards provide feedback on the recommended approach to weed management in the kerb and channel and footpaths and rank their priorities for weed management in the road corridor.

74.     Once the feedback is received, it will be collated and included in a report to the Environment and Climate Change Committee on 12 November 2020.

75.     At the meeting of the Environment and Climate Change Committee, a decision will be made on the methodology to be applied across the Auckland region for weed management.

 

Ngā tāpirihanga

Attachments

No.

Title

Page

a

Results of October 2019 People's Panel survey

109

b

Local board feedback on weed management impact priorities

127

c

Weed control methodology table

131

     

Ngā kaihaina

Signatories

Author

Jenny Gargiulo – Principal Environmental Specialist

Authorisers

Kirk Archibald – Manage Energy Efficiency and Sustainability

Lesley Jenkins - Relationship Manager

 


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16 September 2020

 

 

Options for the future management of Rodney drainage districts  (Covering report)

File No.: CP2020/13329

 

  

 

Te take mō te pūrongo

Purpose of the report

1.       To seek local board agreement on the future management and funding of the Rodney drainage districts.

Whakarāpopototanga matua

Executive summary

2.       This is a late covering report for the above item. The comprehensive agenda report was not available when the agenda went to print and will be provided prior to the 16 September 2020 Rodney Local Board meeting.

Ngā tūtohunga

Recommendation/s

The recommendations will be provided in the comprehensive agenda report.

 


Rodney Local Board

16 September 2020

 

 

Local Board Annual Report 2019/2020

File No.: CP2020/12315

 

  

 

Te take mō te pūrongo

Purpose of the report

1.       To seek local board adoption of the 2019/2020 Annual Report for the Rodney Local Board, prior to it being adopted by the Governing Body on 29 October 2020.

Whakarāpopototanga matua

Executive summary

2.       The Auckland Council Annual Report 2019/2020 is being prepared and needs to be adopted by the Governing Body by 29 October 2020. As part of the overall report package, individual reports for each local board are prepared.

3.       Auckland Council currently has a series of bonds quoted on the New Zealand Stock Exchange Debt Market maintained by New Zealand Stock Exchange Limited. As council is subject to obligations under the New Zealand Stock Exchange Main Board and Debt Market Listing Rules and the Financial Markets Conduct Act 2013 local boards may not release annual financial results in any form. Therefore, the attached annual report is being presented as confidential.

 

Ngā tūtohunga

Recommendation/s

That the Rodney Local Board:

a)      adopt the 2019/2020 Rodney Local Board Annual Report as set out in Attachment A to the agenda report.

b)      note that any proposed changes after the adoption will be clearly communicated and agreed with the chairperson before the report is submitted for adoption by the Governing Body by 29 October 2020.

c)      note that the draft 2019/2020 Rodney Local Board Annual Report (refer to Attachment A to the agenda report) will remain confidential until after the Auckland Council group results for 2019/2020 are released to the New Zealand Stock Exchange which are expected to be made public by 30 October 2020.

 

Horopaki

Context

4.       In accordance with the Local Government (Auckland Council) Act 2009 and the Local Government Act 2002, each local board is required to monitor and report on the implementation of its Local Board Agreement. This includes reporting on the performance measures for local activities, and the overall Financial Impact Statement for the local board.

5.       In addition to the compliance purpose, local board annual reports are an opportunity to tell the wider performance story with a strong local flavour, including how the local board is working towards the outcomes of their local board plan.

6.       This story is particularly important this year in light of the impacts COVID-19 had on communities and the council in the third quarter of 2019/2020.

Tātaritanga me ngā tohutohu

Analysis and advice

7.       The annual report contains the following sections:

Section

Description

Mihi

The mihi relates to the local board area.

Message from the chairperson

An overall message introducing the report, highlighting achievements and challenges, including both financial and non-financial performance.

Local board members

A group photo of the local board members.

Our area

A visual layout of the local board area, summarising key demographic information and showing key projects and facilities in the area.

Performance report

Provides performance measure results for each activity, providing explanations where targeted service levels have not been achieved.

Funding information

Financial performance results compared to long-term plan and annual plan budgets, together with explanations about variances.

Local flavour

A profile of either an outstanding resident, grant, project or facility that benefits the local community.

Tauākī whakaaweawe āhuarangi

Climate impact statement

8.       The council’s climate change disclosures are covered in Volume four of the Annual Report and sections within the Summary Annual Report.

Ngā whakaaweawe me ngā tirohanga a te rōpū Kaunihera

Council group impacts and views

9.       Council departments and council-controlled organisations comments and views have been considered and included in the annual report in relation to activities they are responsible for delivering on behalf of local boards.

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

Local impacts and local board views

10.     Local board feedback will be included where possible. Any changes to the content of the final annual report will be discussed with the chairperson.

Tauākī whakaaweawe Māori

Māori impact statement

11.     The annual report provides information on how Auckland Council has progressed its agreed priorities in the Long-term Plan 2018-2028 over the past 12 months. This includes engagement with Māori, as well as projects that benefit various population groups, including Māori.

Ngā ritenga ā-pūtea

Financial implications

12.     The annual report reports on both the financial and service performance in each local board area.

Ngā raru tūpono me ngā whakamaurutanga

Risks and mitigations

13.     The annual report is a legislatively required document. It is audited by Audit New Zealand who assess if the report represents information fairly and consistently, and that the financial statements comply with accounting standard PBE FRS-43: Summary Financial Statements. Failure to demonstrate this could result in a qualified audit opinion.

14.     The annual report is a key communication to residents. It is important to tell a clear and balanced performance story, in plain English, and in a form that is accessible, to ensure that council meets its obligations to be open with the public it serves.

Ngā koringa ā-muri

Next steps

15.     The next steps for the draft 2019/2020 Annual Report for the local board are:

·     Audit New Zealand review during August and September 2020

·     report to the Governing Body for adoption on 29 October 2020

·     release to stock exchanges and publication online on 30 October 2020

·     physical copies provided to local board offices, council service centres and libraries by the end of October 2020.

 

Ngā tāpirihanga

Attachments

No.

Title

Page

a

Rodney Local Board Annual Report 2109-2020 - Confidential

 

     

Ngā kaihaina

Signatories

Author

Mark Purdie - Lead Financial Advisor

Authorisers

David Gurney - Manager Corporate Performance & Reporting

Lesley Jenkins - Relationship Manager

 


Rodney Local Board

16 September 2020

 

 

Auckland Council’s Year End and Quarterly Performance Report: Rodney Local Board for quarter four 2019/2020

File No.: CP2020/12441

 

  

 

Te take mō te pūrongo

Purpose of the report

1.       To provide the Rodney Local Board with an integrated quarterly performance report for quarter four, 1 April – 30 June 2020, and the overall performance for the financial year, against the agreed 2019/2020 local board work programme.

Whakarāpopototanga matua

Executive summary

2.       This report provides an integrated view of performance for the Rodney Local Board and includes financial performance and delivery against work programmes for the 2019/2020 financial year.

3.       The COVID-19 pandemic has resulted in significant pressure on council’s financial position. In response to the Ministry of Health’s orders and to ensure prudent financial management council’s focus and expenditure shifted to essential services. A pause on spending on non-essential services has had a significant impact on the delivery of work programme activities.

4.       One hundred and three activities within the agreed work programmes were delivered, including multi-year projects that have progressed as expected. Twenty-two activities were undelivered, cancelled, put on hold or deferred.

5.       Key activity achievements from the 2019/2020 work programme include:

·    Whangateau Hall – renewal of the heritage facility including replacement of the picket fence around the building.

·    Rodney Healthy Harbours Riparian Restoration Fund – this was the third year of this fund. Twenty funding agreements have been processed, of which five projects have been completed to date

·    the assessment of service needs, based on feedback from local sports groups, for the local board’s one local initiative, the Kumeū-Huapai Indoor Court Facility, is complete. Work is now progressing on the detailed business case

·    completed the decking and other work to create a community space adjacent to the Kumeū Arts Centre and Kumeū Library. The landscaping works to complete the second (final) stage of the project are now underway

·    internal and external refurbishment of the Wellsford Community Centre

·    design, consultation and planning work on new toilet blocks in Wellsford and in William Fraser Reserve in Omaha is complete. Both are now progressing to physical works

·    significant work to upgrade tracks and renew signage to protect native kauri trees from kauri dieback has progressed, including in Parry Kauri Park.

6.       Key activities not delivered or progressed as expected include:

·    Sandspit parking service assessment – there have been delays with this activity as Sandspit carpark has not been transferred back from Auckland Transport to Auckland Council

·    pest free management plans – scoping this project took longer than anticipated, and at the time of COVID-19, a funding agreement had been drafted for signing. The project was further delayed by this, and funding has now been carried over for the work to continue in 2020/2021.

7.       Budgets of unfinished activities have been carried forward into 2020/2021 work programmes.

8.       The 2019/2020 financial performance report is attached but is excluded from the public. This is due to restrictions on releasing annual financial reports and results until the Auckland Council Group results are released to the New Zealand Stock Exchange – on or about 30 October.

 

Ngā tūtohunga

Recommendation/s

That the Rodney Local Board:

a)      receive the performance report for the financial quarter four and year ending 30 June 2020

b)      note the financial performance report in Attachment B of the report will remain confidential until after the Auckland Council Group results for 2019/2020 are released to the New Zealand’s Exchange which are expected to be made public 30 October 2020

c)      note that the COVID-19 pandemic has resulted in significant pressure on council’s financial position and ability to deliver agreed 2019/2020 work programme activities because:

i)        asset based services were significantly impacted. Regional and community facilities were either fully or partially closed

ii)       spending on contracts was restricted to essential services only

d)      note that quarter three reporting was not supplied to the local board as there was limited capacity to access information.

 

 

Horopaki

Context

9.       The Rodney Local Board has an approved 2019/2020 work programme for the following operating departments:

·        Arts, Community and Events

·        Parks, Sport and Recreation

·        Libraries

·        Community Services: Service, Strategy and Integration

·        Community Facilities: Build Maintain Renew

·        Community Leases

·        Infrastructure and Environmental Services

10.     The graph below shows how the work programme activities meet Local Board Plan outcomes. Activities that are not part of the approved work programme but contribute towards the local board outcomes, such as advocacy by the local board, are not captured in this graph.

Graph 1: work programme activities by outcome

The

11.     COVID-19 pandemic has resulted in significant pressure on council’s financial position and ability to deliver agreed 2019/2020 work programme activities. In response to the orders made by Director General of Health on 25 March 2020 under s70 of the Health Act 1956 council’s focus and expenditure shifted to essential services only. Physical distancing requirements and measures to ensure prudent financial management meant that only essential activities and services could continue.

12.     Asset based services were significantly impacted as all regional and community facilities were either fully or partially closed depending on the Ministry of Health’s guidelines for each COVID-19 alert level.

13.     Spending on contracts was restricted to essential services while in Alert Level 4.  These restrictions were reviewed as alert levels changed.  There are currently no restrictions, however, there continues to be extra spending approvals in place to ensure prudent spending and delivery of value for money for ratepayers.

14.     Reporting on quarter three reporting was not supplied to the local board as council staff working from home during the lockdown had limited capacity to access information and systems which affected their ability to deliver reports in a robust and meaningful way.

Tātaritanga me ngā tohutohu

Analysis and advice

Local Board Work Programme Snapshot

15.     The graph below identifies work programme activity by (RAG) status (red, amber, green and grey) which measures the performance of the activity. It shows the percentage of work programme activities that have been delivered as expected (completed by the end of July 2019) or multi-year activities which have progressed as planned (green), in progress but with issues that are being managed (amber), and activities that are undelivered or have significant issues (red) and activities that have been cancelled/deferred/merged (grey).

 

 

 

 

 

 

Graph 2: Work Programme by RAG status

 

16.     The graph below shows the activity status of activities which shows the stage of the activity in each departments the work programmes. The number of activity lines differ by department as approved in the local board work programmes. 

Graph 3: work programme activity by activity status and department

Key activity achievements from the 2019/2020 work programme

17.     The key achievements in the delivery of the local board work programmes for 2019/2020 include:

·     Whangateau Hall – renewal of the heritage facility including replacement of the picket fence around the building

·     Rodney Healthy Harbours Riparian Restoration Fund – this was the third year of this fund. Twenty funding agreements have been processed, of which five projects have been completed to date

·     completion of the assessment of service needs, based on feedback from local sports groups, for the local board’s one local initiative (OLI) - the Kumeū-Huapai Indoor Court Facility. Work is now progressing on the detailed business case

·     completion of the decking and other work to create a community space adjacent to the Kumeū Arts Centre and Kumeū Library. The landscaping works to complete the second (final) stage of the project are now underway

·     internal and external refurbishment of the Wellsford Community Centre

·     design, consultation and planning work on new toilet blocks in Wellsford and in William Fraser Reserve in Omaha is complete. Both are now progressing to physical works 

·     progress of significant work to upgrade tracks and renew signage to protect native kauri trees from kauri dieback, including in Parry Kauri Park.

Overview of work programme performance by department

Arts, Community and Events work programme

18.     In the Arts, Community and Events work programme, there are nine activities that were completed by the end of the year (green), one activity that is in progress but is delayed (amber), three activities that are significantly delayed, on hold or not delivered (red) and two activities that have been cancelled and deferred in quarter four (grey). Those activities that have been significantly impacted, are as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Parks, Sport and Recreation work programme

19.     In the Parks, Sport and Recreation work programme, there is one activity that was completed by the end of the year (green), two activities that are in progress but are delayed (amber), and two activities that are significantly delayed, on hold or not delivered (red). Activities with significant impact other than COVID-19 are discussed below:

            Table 1: Parks, Sport and Recreation activities with significant impact other than COVID-19

Activity name

RAG status

Activity status

Explanation and mitigation

Sandspit parking service assessment

Red

On hold

There are delays with this activity as Sandspit carpark has not been transferred from Auckland Transport to Auckland Council.

South Kaipara Outdoor Recreation Assessment Network

Red

Not delivered

The $10,000 LDI allocation was not matched by potential partner organisations therefore a service assessment was not able to be completed. The $10,000 has been treated as a savings in the Emergency Budget. Until partners can be secured, work on the South Kaipara recreation service assessment will use staff time only.

 

Libraries work programme

20.     In the Libraries work programme, all nine activities were completed by the end of the year (green).

Service Strategy and Integration work programme

21.     In the Service Strategy and Integration work programme, there are two activities that were completed by the end of the year (green), and two activities that are in progress but are delayed (amber). Both activities with amber status (Green Road masterplan, and Rodney Local Parks Management Plan) are now in progress and updates have since been provided to the local board.

Community Facilities: Build Maintain Renew work programme

22.     In the Community Facilities: Build Maintain Renew work programme, there are 64 activities that were completed by the end of the year (green), 25 activities that are in progress but are delayed (amber), four activities that are significantly delayed, on hold or not delivered (red) and 11 activities that have been cancelled and deferred in quarter four (grey).  Activities with significant impact other than COVID-19 are discussed below:

            Table 2: Community Facilities activities with significant impact other than COVID-19

Activity name

RAG status

Activity status

Explanation and mitigation

Whangateau Hall Grounds – renew toilet block

Red

In progress

This project was progressed earlier than anticipated as part of the risk adjusted programme. The project manager will workshop the proposed scope of works with the local board during 2020/2021 which will form part of the investigation and design works which are required prior to physical works.

Parry Kauri Park – renew minor assets

Amber

On hold

The timeframe of the renewal has been re-programmed to align with Kauri die-back mitigation work.

 

Community Leases work programme

23.     In the Community Leases work programme, there are 16 activities that were completed by the end of the year (green), and 15 activities that are in progress but are delayed (amber). Activities with significant impact other than COVID-19 are discussed below:

            Table 3: Community Leases activities with significant impact other than COVID-19

Activity name

RAG status

Activity status

Explanation and mitigation

Murray Jones Reserve, Riverhead: The Scout Association of New Zealand

Amber

Deferred

Staff have engaged with mana whenua on the proposal and awaits the lessee to provide further information. A report will be provided to the local board in quarter one of the 2020/2021 work programme year recommending it grant a new community lease.

 

Infrastructure and Environment Services work programme

24.     In the Infrastructure and Environment Services work programme, there are two activities that were completed by the end of the year (green), and one activity that is in progress but delayed. Activities with significant impact other than COVID-19 are discussed below:

            Table 4: Infrastructure and Environment Services activities with significant impact other    than COVID-19

Activity name

RAG status

Activity status

Explanation and mitigation

Pest Free Management Plans

Amber

In progress

Scoping the project took longer than anticipated owing to requirements for community engagement that were not initially expected. At the time of COVID-19 alert level 4 a funding agreement had been drafted for signing. This project is a significant precursor for further work in this landscape as it provides a foundation for community collaboration, capacity building and planning that can be expanded into new upcoming areas of community conservation. Staff have recommended that the remaining funding be carried over for continuation of the work in 2020/2021.

Deferred activities

25.     The Corporate and Local Board Performance team have identified projects from the local boards locally driven initiatives (LDI) operational budget 2019/2020 where there was an agreed scope and cost which were not been delivered. These have been added to the work programme to be delivered in 2020/2021.

Tauākī whakaaweawe āhuarangi

Climate impact statement

26.     Receiving performance monitoring reports will not result in any identifiable changes to greenhouse gas emissions.

Ngā whakaaweawe me ngā tirohanga a te rōpū Kaunihera

Council group impacts and views

27.     When developing the work programmes council group impacts and views are presented to the boards. As this is an information only report there are no further impacts identified.

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

Local impacts and local board views

28.     This report informs the Rodney Local Board of the performance for quarter ending 30 June 2019 and the performance for the 2019/2020 financial year.

Tauākī whakaaweawe Māori

Māori impact statement

29.     Where aspects of the proposed work programme are anticipated to have a significant impact on activities of importance to Māori then appropriate engagement will be undertaken.

30.     The Arts, Communities and Events team is leading a programme of work that aims to engage local iwi to identify, scope and deliver projects that will support iwi to realise their aspirations in Rodney. Delays have occurred due to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. Discussions are about to recommence with Ngāti Manuhiri.

31.     It is recognised that environmental management, water quality and land management have integral links with the mauri of the environment and concepts of kaitiakitanga, and there is focus on incorporating this in our programmes of work, for example Te Uri O Hau Settlement Trust are involved in growing many of the plants for the Rodney Healthy Harbours and Waterways Fund.

32.     The Community Facilities Work Programme ensures that all facilities and open space assets continue to be well-maintained assets that benefit the local community, including Māori. When developing and delivering work programmes consideration is given to how the activities can contribute to Māori well-being, values, culture and traditions.

Ngā ritenga ā-pūtea

Financial implications

33.     This report is provided to enable the Rodney Local Board to monitor the organisation’s progress and performance in delivering the 2019/2020 work programmes. There are no financial implications associated with this report.

34.     Auckland Council currently has a number of bonds quoted on the New Zealand Stock Exchange (NZX). As a result, the council is subject to obligations under the NZX Main Board and Debt Market Listing Rules and the Financial Markets Conduct Act 2013 sections 97 and 461H. These obligations restrict the release of annual financial reports and results until the Auckland Council Group results are released to the NZX – on or about 30 September. Due to these obligations the financial performance attached to the quarterly report is excluded from the public. 

Ngā raru tūpono me ngā whakamaurutanga

Risks and mitigations

35.     Information about any significant risks and how they are being managed and/or mitigated is addressed in the ‘Overview of work programme performance by department’ section.

Ngā koringa ā-muri

Next steps

36.     The Emergency Budget was adopted on 30 July. Work programmes for 2020/2021 were approved at the local board’s business meeting in August.

37.     Delivery of the activities in the 2020/2021 work programme has commenced. There is a reduced timeframe to deliver these work programmes (10 months).

38.     As the delivery timeframe for the 2020/2021 work programmes is reduced, the reporting timeframe is likely to change.

39.     Resourcing of the 2020/2021 work programmes was based on the current staff capacity within departments. If changes to staff capacity have an impact on work programme delivery, this will be signalled to the local board at the earliest opportunity.

Ngā tāpirihanga

Attachments

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RLB quarter four work programme update

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RLB Quarterly Performance Report June 2020 - Financal Appendix - Confidential

 

     

Ngā kaihaina

Signatories

Author

Anwen Robinson – Senior Local Board Advisor

Authoriser

Louise Mason - GM Local Board Services

Lesley Jenkins - Relationship Manager

 


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Exclusion of the Public: Local Government Official Information and Meetings Act 1987

That the Rodney Local Board

a)      exclude the public from the following part(s) of the proceedings of this meeting.

The general subject of each matter to be considered while the public is excluded, the reason for passing this resolution in relation to each matter, and the specific grounds under section 48(1) of the Local Government Official Information and Meetings Act 1987 for the passing of this resolution follows.

This resolution is made in reliance on section 48(1)(a) of the Local Government Official Information and Meetings Act 1987 and the particular interest or interests protected by section 6 or section 7 of that Act which would be prejudiced by the holding of the whole or relevant part of the proceedings of the meeting in public, as follows:

 

25        Local Board Annual Report 2019/2020 - Attachment a - Rodney Local Board Annual Report 2109-2020

Reason for passing this resolution in relation to each matter

Particular interest(s) protected (where applicable)

Ground(s) under section 48(1) for the passing of this resolution

The public conduct of the part of the meeting would be likely to result in the disclosure of information for which good reason for withholding exists under section 7.

s7(2)(h) - The withholding of the information is necessary to enable the local authority to carry out, without prejudice or disadvantage, commercial activities.

In particular, the report contains detailed financial adjustments, assumptions and judgements that have impact on the financial results of the Auckland Council group as at 30 June 2020 that require final Audit New Zealand sign-off and release to the New Zealand Stock Exchange..

s48(1)(a)

The public conduct of the part of the meeting would be likely to result in the disclosure of information for which good reason for withholding exists under section 7.

 

26        Auckland Council’s Year End and Quarterly Performance Report: Rodney Local Board for quarter four 2019/2020 - Attachment b - RLB Quarterly Performance Report June 2020 - Financal Appendix

Reason for passing this resolution in relation to each matter

Particular interest(s) protected (where applicable)

Ground(s) under section 48(1) for the passing of this resolution

The public conduct of the part of the meeting would be likely to result in the disclosure of information for which good reason for withholding exists under section 7.

s7(2)(h) - The withholding of the information is necessary to enable the local authority to carry out, without prejudice or disadvantage, commercial activities.

In particular, the report contains  detailed financial adjustments, assumptions and judgements that have impact on the financial results of the Auckland Council group as at 30 September..

s48(1)(a)

The public conduct of the part of the meeting would be likely to result in the disclosure of information for which good reason for withholding exists under section 7.

 

 

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Reason for passing this resolution in relation to each matter

Particular interest(s) protected (where applicable)

Ground(s) under section 48(1) for the passing of this resolution

The public conduct of the part of the meeting would be likely to result in the disclosure of information for which good reason for withholding exists under section 7.

s7(2)(c)(i) - The withholding of the information is necessary to protect information which is subject to an obligation of confidence or which any person has been or could be compelled to provide under the authority of any enactment, where the making available of the information would be likely to prejudice the supply of similar information or information from the same source and it is in the public interest that such information should continue to be supplied.

In particular, the report contains a working draft of a bylaw yet to be approved for public consultation.

s7(2)(f)(ii) - The withholding of the information is necessary to maintain the effective conduct of public affairs through the protection of such members, officers, employees and persons from improper pressure or harassment.

In particular, the report contains a working draft of a bylaw yet to be approved for public consultation.

s48(1)(a)

The public conduct of the part of the meeting would be likely to result in the disclosure of information for which good reason for withholding exists under section 7.

 

   



[1] Waitākere Ranges Strategic Weed Management Plan 2015

[2] Auckland Council Weed Management Policy

[3] E34 Agrichemicals and vertebrate toxic agents - Unitary Plan

[4] Streetscapes Specifications - 19 March 2019_

[5] Transport Authorities - Glyphosate use

[6] Novachem Manual - Glyphosate 510

[7] https://www.epa.govt.nz/news-and-alerts/latest-news/use-of-glyphosate-in-new-zealand/

[8] Novachem Manual - Glyphosate 510

[9] Product Label Green Glyphosate 510

[10] Supplementary material glyphosate

[11] http://resistance.nzpps.org/index.php?p=herbicides/glyphosate

[12] Vegetation management Trial 2002

[13] Review PwC Weed Management Cost

[14] Novachem – Bio Safe

[15] Information provided by Kiwicare

[16] Back to the future - electrothermal, systemic, weedkiller

[17] Water use from Weedtechnics A4-SW900-Product-Specifications and Foamstream M1200 – Weedingtech spec sheet.

[18] Watercare - Drought response

[19] Weedtechnics A4-SW900-Product-Specifications

[20] Measuring Emissions: a guide for organisations – Emission factors for stationary combustion fuels Diesel 1 litre = 2.66 kg CO2/unit

[21] Linear km covers both side of the road e.g 2.2km. (average walking speed of between 2.9 kilometres per hour (km/h) and 6.5 km/h).

[22] Review PwC Weed Management Cost 15092015

[23] Best Practice Guidance - Notes for Integrated and Non-chemical Amenity Hard Surface Weed

[24] http://resistance.nzpps.org/index.php?p=herbicides/glyphosate

[25] https://www.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz/environment/Pages/auckland-climate-action-plan.aspx

[26] Emissions from direct/production and electricity use, but not including “embodied” or “life cycle emissions”. These emissions do not include fuel for the boiler pump or motorized sprayer.

[27] Water use -Bio Blast

[28] https://www.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz/environment/plants-animals/pests-weeds/Documents/weedcontrolmethods.pdf

[29] People Survey - 2019

[30] 264 kg x 5,055km road corridor. This could be mitigated by the use of battery power, there are no options currently available in New Zealand

 

 

[31] Costings should not be treated a final pricing but as an indication of pricing differences between methodology.