Whau Local Board

 

OPEN MINUTES

 

 

 

Minutes of a meeting of the Whau Local Board held in the Whau Local Board Office, 31 Totara Avenue, New Lynn on Wednesday, 24 February 2021 at 6.00pm.

present

 

Chairperson

Kay Thomas

 

Deputy Chairperson

Susan Zhu

 

Members

Fasitua Amosa

 

 

Catherine Farmer

 

 

Warren Piper

 

 

Jessica Rose

 

 

ABSENT

 

Member

Ulalemamae Te'eva Matafai

 

 

 

ALSO PRESENT

 

Whau Ward Councillor

Tracy Mulholland

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Whau Local Board

24 February 2021

 

 

1          Welcome

           

The Chairperson opened the meeting and welcomed everyone attending. Member F Amosa led the meeting in a karakia.

           

2          Apologies

 

Resolution number WH/2021/1

MOVED by Chairperson K Thomas, seconded by Member C Farmer:  

That the Whau Local Board:

a)         accept the apology from Member T Matafai.

CARRIED

 

3          Declaration of Interest

 

Member

Organisation

Position

 

Kay Thomas

·           New Lynn Citizens Advice Bureau

·           Friends of Arataki

·           Western Quilters

·           Citizens Advice Bureau

Waitākere Board

Volunteer

 

Committee member

Member

Chair

Susan Zhu

·           Chinese Oral History Foundation

·           The Chinese Garden Steering

Committee of Auckland

Committee member

Board Member

 

Fasitua Amosa

·           Equity NZ

·           Massive Theatre Company

·           Avondale Business Association

Vice President

Board member

A family member is the Chair

Catherine Farmer

·         Avondale-Waterview Historical Society

·         Blockhouse Bay Historical Society

·         Portage Licensing Trust

·         Blockhouse Bay Bowls

·         Forest and Bird organisation

·         Grey Power

Member

 

Member

 

Trustee

Patron

Member

Member

Te’eva Matafai

·         Pacific Events and Entertainment Trust

·         Miss Samoa NZ

·         Malu Measina Samoan Dance Group

·         Pasifika Festival Village

Coordinators Trust ATEED

·         Aspire Events

Co-Founder

 

Director

Director/Founder

 

Chairperson

 

Director

Warren Piper

·         New Lynn RSA

·         New Lynn Business Association

Associate Member

Member

Jessica Rose

 

·         Women in Urbanism-Aotearoa,

Auckland Branch

·         Forest & Bird

·         Big Feels Club

·         Frocks on Bikes

·         Bike Auckland

·         Department of Conservation

Committee member

 

Member

Patron

Former co-chair

Former committee member

Employee

Member appointments

Board members are appointed to the following bodies. In these appointments the board members represent Auckland Council.

External organisation

 

Leads

Alternate

Aircraft Noise Community Consultative Group

Warren Piper

Catherine Farmer

Avondale Business Association

Kay Thomas

Warren Piper

Blockhouse Bay Business Association

Warren Piper

Fasitua Amosa

New Lynn Business Association

Susan Zhu

Kay Thomas
Warren Piper

Rosebank Business Association

Fasitua Amosa

Warren Piper

Whau Coastal Walkway Environmental Trust

Fasitua Amosa

Jessica Rose

 

Note: Deputy Chair S Zhu declared she no longer has a position associated with Sports Waitākere  - Tu Manawa Active Aotearoa Advisory Group Panel.

 

4          Confirmation of Minutes

 

Resolution number WH/2021/2

MOVED by Chairperson K Thomas, seconded by Member J Rose:  

That the Whau Local Board:

a)         confirm the ordinary minutes of its meeting, held on Wednesday, 9 December 2020, as true and correct.

 

CARRIED

 

5          Leave of Absence

 

There were no leaves of absence.

 

6          Acknowledgements

 

There were no acknowledgements.

 

7          Petitions

 

There were no petitions.

 

8          Deputations

 

There were no deputations.

 

 

 

 

9          Public Forum

 

9.1

Steve McDonald - Whau Seniors High Tea

Steve McDonald presented regarding the importance of the Whau Seniors’ High Tea for seniors in the Whau.

 

9.2

Jenny Pullar

Jenny Pullar addressed the local board about public’s difficulties in accessing the Whau Local Board February 2021 agenda (Word version) on the website.

 

Resolution number WH/2021/3

MOVED by Chairperson K Thomas, seconded by Member F Amosa:  

That the Whau Local Board:

a)    receive Steve McDonald’s and Jenny Pullar’s comments and thank them for their attendance

 

 CARRIED

 

 

10        Extraordinary Business

 

There was no extraordinary business.

 

11

Whau Ward Councillor's update

 

Resolution number WH/2021/4

MOVED by Chairperson K Thomas, seconded by Member W Piper:  

That the Whau Local Board:

a)      receive the report and thank Whau Ward Councillor, Tracy Mulholland, for her update and attendance.

CARRIED

 

 

12

New community lease to West End Rowing Club Incorporated, 26 Saunders Place, Avondale

 

Resolution number WH/2021/5

MOVED by Chairperson K Thomas, seconded by Member W Piper:  

That the Whau Local Board:

a)         thank Donna Cooper, Community Lease Specialist, for her attendance to speak to the item.

b)        approve public notification of Auckland Council’s intention to grant a lease to West End Rowing Club Incorporated for part of Saunders Reserve, 26 Saunders Place, Avondale.

c)      hear and consider any submissions or objections received with respect to the intention to grant a lease to West End Rowing Club Incorporated for part of Saunders Reserve, 26 Saunders Place, Avondale following the public notification process.

d)      grant, subject to all statutory requirements being met, a new community lease to West End Rowing Club Incorporated over part of Saunders Reserve, 26 Saunders Place Avondale (Attachment A) subject to the following terms and conditions:

i)       term: 10 years commencing from date of execution of the deed of lease with one 10-year right of renewal

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

iii)     West End Rowing Club Incorporated Community Outcomes Plan as approved be attached to the community lease document (Attachment B).

 

iv)     all other terms and conditions in accordance with the Reserves Act 1977 and the Auckland Council Community Occupancy Guidelines July 2012.

CARRIED

 

Note: Pursuant to Standing Order 1.9.7, Member C Farmer requested that her dissenting vote be recorded.

 

13

Proposed land exchange - Bellgrove Reserves, Avondale

 

Resolution number WH/2021/6

MOVED by Chairperson K Thomas, seconded by Deputy Chairperson S Zhu:  

That the Whau Local Board:

a)    thank Carole Canler – Principal Policy Advisor – and Maclean Grindell – Policy Advisor – for their attendance to speak to the item

 

b)    support the public notification and consultation under section 15(2) of the
Reserves Act 1977 of the proposal to exchange of 397m2 of reserve land as follows:

i)       Bellgrove Reserve West, 12A Bellgrove Place, 245m2, LOT 5 DP 100239

ii)      Bellgrove Reserve East in part, 15A Bellgrove Place, 152m2, LOT 2 DP 100239

for a 1372m2 new pocket park and walkway situated on:

iii)     part of 30-36 Bellgrove Place, 242m2, LOT 6 DP 96572

iv)     part of 35-40 Bellgrove Place, 906m2, LOT 5 DP 96572

v)      part of 27-33 Bellgrove Place, 44m2, LOT 4 DP 96572

vi)     part of 7-13 Bellgrove Place, 54m2, LOT 3 DP 100239

vii)    part of Bellgrove Road Reserve, 126m2.

c)    note that, should the proposed Bellgrove Reserve East and West land exchange proceed following community consultation, Kāinga Ora will provide the capital investment to develop the pocket park, with the Board making decisions with respect to the development of the park.

d)    note community concerns about the future of the property at 52-58 Canal Road located in close proximity to the proposed Bellgrove Place development and, while noting that it sits outside the scope of this proposed land exchange, express its disappointment that Kāinga Ora is unable to purchase the 52 to 58 Canal Road site for retention as publicly owned open space in the light of increasing intensification in the area, including the Bellgrove Place development.

CARRIED

 

Note: Pursuant to Standing Order 1.9.7, Member C Farmer requested that her dissenting vote be recorded.

 

14

Public feedback on proposal to amend the Alcohol Control Bylaw 2014

 

Resolution number WH/2021/7

MOVED by Chairperson K Thomas, seconded by Member W Piper:  

That the Whau Local Board:

a)      note the public feedback to the proposal to amend Te Ture ā-Rohe Whakararata Waipiro / the Alcohol Control Bylaw 2014 by people from the local board area in this agenda report.

 

CARRIED

 

15

Whau Local Board Workshop Records

 

Resolution number WH/2021/8

MOVED by Chairperson K Thomas, seconded by Member J Rose:  

That the Whau Local Board:

a)   note the records of the workshop held on 2 December 2020.

CARRIED

 

 

 

16

Governance Forward Work Calendar

 

Resolution number WH/2021/9

MOVED by Chairperson K Thomas, seconded by Deputy Chairperson S Zhu:  

That the Whau Local Board:

a)   receive the governance forward work calendar for February 2021.

CARRIED

 

17        Consideration of Extraordinary Items

 

There was no consideration of extraordinary items.

 

 

 

6.29pm                                               The Chairperson thanked Members for their attendance and attention to business and declared the meeting closed.

 

CONFIRMED AS TRUE AND CORRECT AT A MEETING OF THE Whau Local Board HELD ON

 

 

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

 

 

 

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