Albert-Eden Local Board

 

OPEN MINUTES

 

 

 

Minutes of a meeting of the Albert-Eden Local Board held in the Albert Eden Local Board Office, 135 Dominion Road, Mt Eden on Tuesday, 20 October 2020 at 2.00pm.  A written summary will be uploaded on the Auckland Council website.

 

present

 

Chairperson

Margi Watson

 

Deputy Chairperson

Lee Corrick

 

Members

Graeme Easte

 

 

Rachel Langton

via Skype-for-Business.

 

Ben Lee

 

 

Julia Maskill

 

 

Christina Robertson

 

 

Kendyl Smith

via Skype-for-Business.

 

ABSENT

 

Governing Body Member

Christine Fletcher

 

 

ALSO PRESENT

 

Governing Body Member

Cathy Casey

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

1          Welcome

              Chairperson Watson commenced the meeting of the local board and welcomed everyone in attendance, with a greeting in Niue noting it is Niuen Language week.

 

2          Apologies

  

Resolution number AE/2020/112

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

That the Albert-Eden Local Board:

a)         note the apology for absence received from Governing Body Member Christine Fletcher.

CARRIED

 

 

3          Declaration of Interest

 

There were no declarations of interest.

 

 

4          Confirmation of Minutes

 

Resolution number AE/2020/113

MOVED by Chairperson M Watson, seconded by Member J Maskill:  

That the Albert-Eden Local Board:

a)         confirm the ordinary minutes of its meeting, held on Tuesday, 15 September 2020, including the confidential section, as true and correct.

CARRIED

 

 

5          Leave of Absence

 

There were no leaves of absence.

 

 

6          Acknowledgements

 

6.1

Acknowledgement - Ramblers Softball Club 75th Jubilee

 

Resolution number AE/2020/114

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

That the Albert-Eden Local Board:

a)      acknowledge and congratulate Ramblers Softball Club on their 75th Jubilee and wish the club many more years of softball and community success, noting that they were previously based at Anderson Park, Fowlds Park, Coke Park and Western Springs and now have their home ground and clubrooms at Warren Freer Park.

CARRIED

 

 

 

 

6.2

Acknowledgement - Mt Albert Primary School 150th Jubilee

 

Resolution number AE/2020/115

MOVED by Chairperson M Watson, seconded by Member J Maskill:  

That the Albert-Eden Local Board:

a)      acknowledge and congratulate Mt Albert Primary School on celebrating their 150th Jubilee and wish them every success for the future and note that the school once stood at School Reserve in Kingsland and in 1940 moved onto their current site on Sainsbury Road.

CARRIED

 

 

7          Petitions

 

There were no petitions.

 

8          Deputations

 

8.1

Deputation - Kate Anderson, Citizens Advice Bureau Auckland City Incorporated (CABAC)

 

Resolution number AE/2020/116

MOVED by Member B Lee, seconded by Member G Easte:  

That the Albert-Eden Local Board:

a)      thank Kate Anderson (CABAC General Manager), Steve Schulz (Branch Manager Eden Albert CAB), Don Cowan (Board Chair CABAC) for their attendance and deputation presentation.

CARRIED

 

 

9          Public Forum

 

9.1

Public Forum - Valerie Tomlinson - Cycling opportunities in the Albert-Eden Local Board area

 

Deferred to the 17 November 2020 meeting.

 

 

9.2

Public Forum - Mark Bateman - Eden Rugby

 

Resolution number AE/2020/117

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

That the Albert-Eden Local Board:

a)      thank Mark Bateman for his attendance and Public Forum presentation regarding Eden Rugby Centennial in 2022.

CARRIED

 


10        Extraordinary Business

 

There was no extraordinary business.

 

11

Auckland Transport October 2020 Update

 

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

 

Resolution number AE/2020/118

MOVED by Member B Lee, seconded by Member G Easte:  

That the Albert-Eden Local Board:

a)         receive the Auckland Transport October 2020 update report.

b)        thank Lorna Stewart for her attendance

CARRIED

 

 

12

Allocation of Local Board Transport Capital Fund

 

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

 

Resolution number AE/2020/119

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

That the Albert-Eden Local Board:

a)      allocate the 2020/2021 local board transport capital fund of $281,009 to option two projects comprising of 2016-2019 LBTCF projects to be delivered in 2020/2021, as follows:

i)        crossing facility on Woodward Road, Mt Albert, to provide a safe crossing point and better pedestrian connections from Phyllis Reserve/Harbutt Reserve/Waterview Shared Path to the Mount Albert shops and train station, $60,000

ii)       cycle markings and improvements at the entrance to Sutherland Road, Pt Chevalier, to enhance safety and provide wayfinding for cyclists and pedestrians, $10,000

iii)      completion of a preliminary design for the construction of a shared path through Chamberlain Park, Mt Albert, to connect the north western shared path with Rawalpindi Street, $35,000 

iv)      Bus shelters on routes not well serviced by bus shelters, $184,009.

b)        thank Lorna Stewart for her attendance.

CARRIED

 

 

13

Albert-Eden Local Grants Round One and Multi-Board Round One 2020/2021, grant allocations

 

Moumita Dutta – Senior Grants Advisor, was in attendance to speak to this report.

 

Resolution number AE/2020/120

MOVED by Chairperson M Watson, seconded by Member J Maskill:  

That the Albert-Eden Local Board:

a)      approve the following applications received during the Albert-Eden Local Grants Round One 2020/2021:

Application ID

Organisation

Main focus

Requesting funding for

Amount requested

Decision

LG2101-101

Asthma New Zealand Incorporated

Community

Towards the costs of the free distribution of twenty-five nebulisers to people with severe respiratory conditions in the Albert -Eden local board area and the salary of an asthma nurse educator

$7,250

$1,360 towards the nebulisers.

LG2101-102

Dance Therapy NZ

Community

Towards venue hire, marketing, facilitation, equipment, coordination, administration, client support, and liaison costs for the “STARS” Mt Albert programme from 17 February to 23 June 2020.

$6,200

$1,000

LG2101-103

Mountains To Sea Conservation Trust

Community

Towards the project costs for three "Motu Manawa Kayak Day" events.

$8,000

$4,000

LG2101-113

Afghan Funeral Services Charity in New Zealand

Community

Towards education and sports activities for the charity.

$6,000

$1,000 towards venue hire.

LG2101-114

Youthline Auckland Charitable Trust

Community

Towards the costs of the training and management of the volunteer counsellors from 1 November 2020 to 30 June 2021.

$5,000

$2,500

LG2101-119

Deaf Wellbeing Society Incorporated

Community

Towards the fortnightly workshops, including the zero waste workshops at the Melville Cricket Pavillion from 1 November 2020 to 31 October 2021.

$7,592

$2,652

towards venue hire and interpreter costs.

LG2101-121

Auckland Central Community Shed Incorporated

Community

Towards the cost of monthly maintenance of the machinery at the community shed.

$6,900

$1,500

LG2101-122

The Remuera Railway Station Preservation Trust

Community

Towards the cost of holding four open days including the costs of printing, advertising, hireage of equipment, and scanning high-resolution archived photographs.

$6,700

$2,000

LG2101-129

Morningside Playcentre

Community

Towards the purchase and installation of a rainwater tank.

$7,280

$1,500

Note: refer to Gardens for Health for support and advice.

LG2101-131

Age Concern Auckland Incorporated

Community

Towards the cost of delivering the "Social Connections Programme" across West and Central Auckland specifically the cost of salaries.

$8,000

$4,000

LG2101-134

Mount Albert Primary School

Community

Towards the event costs to celebrate the 150 year anniversary of the Mt. Albert Primary School, specifically the costs of the stage, sound system hire, marquees, bar leaners, and folding chairs.

$4,630

$1,500

LG2101-138

New Zealand Eid Day Trust Board

Community

Towards the costs of venue hire, security, audio-visual equipment, sound, cleaning, games, and entertainment to host New Zealand Eid Day 2021 - Eid al Fitr.

$8,000

$3,000

LG2101-120

Garden to Table Trust

Environment

Towards the programme coordinator’s salary to deliver a food education programme to Mt Albert School, Balmoral School, Marist School, Maungawhau School, Edendale School, and Owairaka District School.

$5,000

$3,000

LG2101-133

Point Chevalier Social Enterprise Trust

Historic Heritage

Towards the professional fees for industrial experts to digitise the historical aspects of the old Carrington Hospital.

$8,000

$2,000

LG2101-127

Marist Rugby League Football Club Auckland Incorporated

Sport and recreation

Towards the Marist Saints Health and Wellbeing programme, specifically the cost of pool entry fees for 90 children and 30 adults, the purchase of a sound system, and sports equipment.

$5,200

$1,500

LG2101-136

Auckland Badminton Association Incorporated

Sport and recreation

Towards the court hire at Epsom Girls Grammar School and the purchase of shuttlecocks and racquets.

$8,000

$1,000

towards court hire.

Total

 

 

$107,752

$33,512

 

A vote to fund was taken for application LG2101-110.  Voting was called for by voice and was declared EQUAL by 4 votes to 4.

 

Chairperson Watson exercised her casting vote, so the vote was LOST.

Application ID

Organisation

Main focus

Requesting funding for

Amount requested

Decision

LG2101-110

Blue Light Ventures Incorporated

Community

Towards the cost for ten young people from the local board area to attend the Blue Light life skills programme.

$4,347.80

Declined due to lower priority.

 

A vote to decline was taken for application LG2101-110.  Voting was called for by voice and was declared EQUAL by 4 votes to 4.

 

Chairperson Watson exercised her casting vote, so the vote was CARRIED.

Application ID

Organisation

Main focus

Requesting funding for

Amount requested

Decision

LG2101-110

Blue Light Ventures Incorporated

Community

Towards the cost for ten young people from the local board area to attend the Blue Light life skills programme.

$4,347.80

Declined due to lower priority.

 

b)        agree to decline the following applications received during the Albert-Eden Local Grants Round One 2020/2021:

Application ID

Organisation

Main focus

Requesting funding for

Amount requested

Decision

LG2101-109

Manukau Beijing Opera Society Incorporated

Arts and culture

Towards the venue hire and instrument cost for Beijing Opera rehearsals at the Outhwaite hall.

$3,000

Declined noting lower priority under the 2020/2021 Albert Eden Local Board Grants programme.

LG2101-116

Jasmin Ziedan

Ngā Rangatahi Toa

Arts and culture

Towards costs for the “Base FM Youth Mentoring Programme”. including marketing, studio hire, venue hire, the finale event, video editing, and staffing costs.

$8,000

Declined noting lower priority under the 2020/2021 Albert Eden Local Board Grants programme.

LG2101-112

Inner Fit New Zealand

Community

Towards annual telecommunication costs for the trust from 1 October 2020 to 30 June 2021.

$4,000

Declined noting low priority and requests the council Strategic Broker to contact the applicant.

LG2101-115

Hapori Marketing Limited

Community

Towards the cost of running the monthly "Mt Eden Design Market" from 14 November 2020 to 13 May 2021, specifically the costs of venue hire, social media promotion and marketing, trestle tables, signage, banners, entertainment, and activities.

$7,520

Declined noting the application falls outside the scope of community grants. 

 

Suggest the applicant work with the Strategic Broker regarding other available options.

LG2101-123

Youthtown Incorporated

Community

Towards the cost of "Youthtown Maungawhau Youth Hub and Kaitiaki Group", including merchandise, catering, strategic event, youth fest, and staffing cost.

$8,000

Declined noting insufficiently developed project and suggest the applicant reapply once the project is fully scoped.

LG2101-128

Circus Sphere Limited

Community

Towards the purchase of an enclosed trailer.

$8,000

Declined noting lower priority under the 2020/2021 Albert Eden Local Board Grants programme.

LG2101-130

VetNet NZ Limited

Community

Towards the cost of delivering the VetNet NZ leadership and education programme, including advertising, printing, materials, telecommunications, administration, website and accounting application costs.

$8,000

Declined noting benefit to Albert-Eden residents is not clearly articulated.

LG2101-139

Interacting

Community

Towards the cost of a three day InterACT 2020 online festival, including the costs of hiring a master of ceremonies, a site manager, workshop tutors, face painters, and printing of posters.

$8,000

Declined noting limited benefit to Albert-Eden communities.

LG2101-140

Sir Peter Blake Marine Education And Recreation Board

Environment

Towards the Sea week programme costs.

$4,970

Declined noting limited benefit to Albert-Eden communities.

 

LG2101-117

New Zealand AIDS Foundation

Events

Towards waste management for the "2021 Ending HIV Big Gay Out" to be held in February 2021.

$7,818

Declined nothing that this event is already funded through the Local Board Event Partnership Fund.

LG2101-108

Pt Chevalier Tennis and Squash Club Incorporated

Sport and recreation

Towards the costs to uplift, dispose of, and install a new synthetic turf on two Pt Chevalier Tennis Club courts.

$8,000

Declined noting low priority.

LG2101-137

Mia Evans

Sport and recreation

Towards the cost of venue and equipment hire for a three 8-week boxing programmes entitled "Empowher".

$6,000

Declined on the basis of ineligible.

Total

 

 

 

$81,308

 

 

c)         approve the following applications receiving during the Albert-Eden Multi-board Round One 2020/2021:

Application ID

Organisation

Main focus

Requesting funding for

Amount requested

Decision

MB2021-138

The New Zealand Society of Authors Te Puni Kaituhi o Aotearoa (PEN NZ Incorporated)

Arts and culture

Towards the recording of oral histories of people who have made significant contributions to New Zealand literature.

$4,000

$2,000

towards Albert-Eden based authors and excludes catering costs.

MB2021-115

Charlotte Museum Trust

Community

Towards rent, coordinator's and tutor costs for the museum.

$5,000

$1,500

MB2021-136

The ReCreators Limited

Environment

Towards the costs of Christmas upcycling workshops in local board areas, including the costs of facilitators, materials, preparation, project management and administration.

$5,808

$1,500

excludes salaries.

Total

 

 

 

$14,808

$5,000

 

d)        decline the following applications receiving during the Albert-Eden Multi-board Round One 2020/2021:

Application ID

Organisation

Main focus

Requesting funding for

Amount requested

Decision

MB2021-140

The Kids for Kids Charitable Trust

Arts and culture

Towards venue hire and production costs for the Kids Youth Choir performance at the Bruce Mason Centre.

$5,000

Declined noting activity takes place outside the local board area, which is considered a low priority under the 2020/2021 Albert Eden Local Board Grants Programme.

MB2021-119

CNSST Foundation, formerly known as Chinese New Settlers Services Trust

Community

Towards classroom rental costs, advertising, and contracted teacher fees for the “Unite Against COVID-19 CNSST Education and Well-being Programme”.

$3,000

Declined noting activity takes place outside the local board area, which is considered a low priority under the 2020/2021 Albert Eden Local Board Grants Programme.

MB2021-130

YMCA North Incorporated

Community

Towards the resources, marketing, catering, transport, training, and development costs for the planning and implementing of the “Youth Advisory Panel” initiatives across the four YMCA centres.

$4,000

Declined noting that the group receives alternative funding from the local board to work with young people.

MB2021-133

Assistance Dogs New Zealand Trust

Community

Towards operating costs for a four-month period from 2 November 2020 to 28 February 2021.

$5,000

Declined noting limited benefit.

MB2021-114

Auckland Softball Association Incorporated

Sport and recreation

Towards operating expenses for the Auckland Softball Association.

$8,000

Declined noting lower priority

under the 2020/2021 Albert Eden Local Board Grants programme.

Total

 

 

 

$25,000

 

 

e)         thank Moumita Dutta - Senior Grants Advisor, for her attendance.

CARRIED

 

Note:   Members Smith, Langton and Lee and Deputy Chairperson Corrick voted against the motion to decline application LG2101-110 (Blue Light Ventures Incorporated) and requested that their dissenting votes be recorded.

 

 

 

14

Parks Sport and Recreation Plan for Unitec

 

Note:   This report was withdrawn and deferred to the next meeting of the Albert-Eden Local Board, scheduled on 17 November 2020.

 

 

 

 

15

Panuku Auckland Development- Albert-Eden Local Board Six-Monthly Report 01 March to 31 August 2020

 

Resolution number AE/2020/121

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

That the Albert-Eden Local Board:

a)         agree to defer the Panuku Auckland Development- Albert-Eden Local Board Six-Monthly Report 01 March to 31 August 2020 report to the Albert-Eden Local Board 17 November 2020 business meeting.

CARRIED

 

 

16

Submissions and feedback on the draft Albert-Eden Local Board Plan 2020

 

Claire Abbott - Local Board Services Graduate, and Emma Reed - Local Board Advisor were in attendance to speak to the report.

 

Resolution number AE/2020/122

MOVED by Deputy Chairperson L Corrick, seconded by Member J Maskill:  

That the Albert-Eden Local Board:

a)         receive submissions and feedback on the draft Albert-Eden Local Board Plan 2020.

b)        thank submitters for their feedback and note that we will formally write to each submitter once the Albert Eden Local Board Plan has been approved.

c)         thank Emma Reed - Local Board Advisor, Claire Abbott - Local Board Services Graduate, Robyn Allpress – Senior Local Board Advisor, and all Albert-Eden Local Board Services staff for their work and presentation on the Albert-Eden Local Board Plan 2020.

CARRIED

 

 

17

Resource Recovery Network Strategy update

 

Claire Abbott - Local Board Services Graduate, was in attendance to speak to the report.

 

Resolution number AE/2020/123

MOVED by Member K Smith, seconded by Member C Robertson:  

That the Albert Eden Local Board:

a)       provide the following feedback on the Resource Recovery Network Strategy Update (Attachment A of the agenda report)

i)          note overall support for the intentions of the Resource Recovery Network Strategy update and acknowledge the gaps in the Resource Recovery Network and the need for additional centres in the future

ii)         note that there is additional funding needed from the Governing Body to enable the Resource Recovery Network to be rolled out and sustained for an adequate period of time

iii)       request local and central government to encourage and work with industry to ensure product stewardship

iv)       request that the Community Recycling Centres have an easy, frequent, and accessible service to the community to dispose of e-waste, electronics, batteries and hazardous waste

v)         note the need to move away from the reliance on overseas markets for New Zealand’s recycling needs and support the move towards investing in the ability to recycle our own plastics

vi)       support the importance of having a climate lens over the strategy and acknowledge the need for more investment and expansion.

vii)      note that local board feedback will be included in a report to Environment and Climate Change Committee in November 2020 seeking adoption of the updated Resource Recovery Network Strategy.

CARRIED

 

18

Albert-Eden Local Board input into Auckland Council’s submission on Ministry for the Environment’s consultation document: Reducing the impact of plastic on our environment: Moving away from hard-to-recycle and single-use items

 

Claire Abbott - Local Board Services Graduate, was in attendance to speak to the report.

 

Resolution number AE/2020/124

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

That the Albert-Eden Local Board:

a)        provide input into Auckland Council’s submission on the Ministry for the Environment’s consultation document: Reducing the impact of plastic on our environment: Moving away from hard-to-recycle and single-use items.

b)       note its overall support for the intentions of the Ministry for the Environment’s consultation document: Reducing the impact of plastic on our environment: Moving away from hard-to-recycle and single-use items.

c)        request a shorter time frame for the completion of the phase-out of PVC, polystyrene packaging and oxo-degradable plastics of stage 1 by January 2022, and stage 2 by January 2023.

d)       request a shorter time frame for the completion of the phase-out of single-use plastic items such as produce stickers and drink stirrers of 12 months for all items.

e)        note that the phase-out of single use plastic bags provided early warning to industry that further phase outs were pending, so the longer timeframes are not required.

f)        note that the local community will benefit from a ban on these hard-to-recycle and single-use plastics in the following ways:

i)          the bans would contribute to a more circular, environmentally sustainable economy, which is a move consistent with environmental protection, priority concern for Albert-Eden residents and also reflected in our draft Albert-Eden Local Board Plan 2020.

ii)        local boards have kaitiaki responsibilities for coastal environments which will benefit from the proposed bans due to the reduction of small pieces of plastic polluting the marine environment.

iii)       currently our community has to travel to out-of-area facilities to dispose of bulky non-recyclable packaging that does not fit in rubbish bins.

iv)       travelling and paying to dispose of bulky non-recyclable packaging is challenging for our residents on the lowest incomes and the growing number who do not own a private vehicle.

g)       note that the local board has consulted with the Albert-Eden Youth Board and taken into account its support for the proposals as a step towards achieving a wider elimination of all plastics over time including because of the association between plastics and the oil industry.

h)       thank the Albert-Eden Youth Board for its feedback to the Ministry for the Environment’s consultation document: Reducing the impact of plastic on our environment: Moving away from hard to recycle and single use items.

CARRIED

 

 

19

Albert-Eden Local Board input into Auckland Council’s submission on the Ministry for Business, Innovation and Employment's Building for Climate Change consultation documents

 

Resolution number AE/2020/125

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

That the Albert-Eden Local Board:

a)      note its input into Auckland Council’s submission on Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment’s Building for Climate Change consultation documents.

CARRIED

 

 

20

Governing Body Members' Update

 

Resolution number AE/2020/126

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

That the Albert-Eden Local Board:

a)      receive Governing Body Member Cathy Casey’s verbal update.

CARRIED

 

 

21

Chairperson's Report

 

Resolution number AE/2020/127

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

That the Albert-Eden Local Board:

a)      receive Chairperson Watson’s report.

CARRIED

 

 

22

Board Member's Reports

 

Resolution number AE/2020/128

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

That the Albert-Eden Local Board:

a)      receive the verbal Board Member Reports for October 2020.

CARRIED

 

 

23

Albert-Eden Local Board Workshop Records

 

Resolution number AE/2020/129

MOVED by Member G Easte, seconded by Member J Maskill:  

That the Albert-Eden Local Board:

a)      receive the Albert-Eden Local Board Workshop Records for the workshops held on 8 September 2020, 22 September 2020 and 6 October 2020.

CARRIED

 

Note:   The 6 October 2020 workshop notes shows Member Lee as present when he was in fact an apology for absence.

 

 

24

Governance Forward Work Calendar

 

Resolution number AE/2020/130

MOVED by Deputy Chairperson L Corrick, seconded by Member C Robertson:  

That the Albert-Eden Local Board:

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

CARRIED

 

 

25        Consideration of Extraordinary Items

 

There was no consideration of extraordinary items.   

 

 

 

4.24 pm                                              The Chairperson thanked Members for their attendance and attention to business and declared the meeting closed.

 

CONFIRMED AS A TRUE AND CORRECT RECORD AT A MEETING OF THE Albert-Eden Local Board HELD ON

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

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