Waitematā Local Board

 

OPEN MINUTES

 

 

 

Minutes of a meeting of the Waitematā Local Board held in the Waitematā Local Board Office, Ground Floor, 52 Swanson Street, Auckland on Tuesday, 16 March 2021 at 1.00pm.

 

present

 

Chair

Richard Northey, (ONZM)

 

Deputy Chair

Kerrin Leoni

 

Members

Adriana Avendano Christie

 

 

Alexandra Bonham

 

 

Graeme Gunthorp

 

 

Julie Sandilands

 

 

Sarah Trotman, (ONZM)

 

 

 

 

 


Waitematā Local Board

16 March 2021

 

 

 

1          Welcome

 

Chair Richard Northey opened the meeting with a karakia and welcomed all those present.

 

2          Apologies

 

There were no apologies.

 

 

 

3          Declaration of Interest

 

Kerrin Leoni declared a perceived interest in item 17, Waiheke Rahui by Ngāti Paoa.

 

4          Confirmation of Minutes

 

Resolution number WTM/2021/25

MOVED by Chairperson R Northey, seconded by Member J Sandilands:  

That the Waitematā Local Board:

a)         confirm the ordinary minutes of its meeting, held on Tuesday, 16 February 2021, as a true and correct record.

 

CARRIED

Under the Standing Order 1.9.7 Member S Trotman requested her dissenting vote be recorded.

 

 

5          Leave of Absence

 

There were no leaves of absence.

 

6          Acknowledgements

 

There were no acknowledgements.

 

7          Petitions

 

There were no petitions.

 

8          Deputations

 

8.1

Deputation - James Watson and Karen Everett, Doughnut Economics Advocates New Zealand (DEANZ): pilot plan for Urban Composting and Community Gardens

 

A presentation was provided. A copy has been placed on the official minutes and is available on the Auckland Council website as a minute attachment.

 

Resolution number WTM/2021/26

MOVED by Chairperson R Northey, seconded by Member A Avendano Christie:  

That the Waitematā Local Board:

a)         receive the presentation and thank James Watson and Karen Everett, DEANZ for their attendance at the meeting.

 

CARRIED

 

Attachments

a     16 March 2021, Waitematā Local Board, Item 8.1 Deputation, James Watson and Karen Everett, Dougnhut Economics Advocates New Zealand (DEANZ): pilot plan for Urban Composting and Community Gardens,  presentation.

 

 

8.2

Deputation - Justine McFarlane and Margaret Lewis: to update the Board on Merge Community

 

A presentation was provided. A copy has been placed on the official minutes and is available on the Auckland Council website as a minute attachment.

 

Resolution number WTM/2021/27

MOVED by Chairperson R Northey, seconded by Member ST Trotman:  

That the Waitematā Local Board:

a)         receive the presentation and thank Justine McFarlane and Margaret Lewis, Merge Community for their attendance at the meeting.

 

CARRIED

 

Attachments

a     16 March 2021, Waitematā Local Board, Item 8.2 Deputation, Justine McFarlane and Margaret Lewis: to update the Board on Merge Community, presentation.

 

 

8.3

Deputation - Brigid Rogers and Samuel Tasman-Jones: to speak about the Wynyard Quarter Transport Management Association (WQ TMA)

 

A presentation was provided. A copy has been placed on the official minutes and is available on the Auckland Council website as a minute attachment.

 

Resolution number WTM/2021/28

MOVED by Chairperson R Northey, seconded by Member G Gunthorp:  

That the Waitematā Local Board:

a)      receive the presentation and thank Brigid Rogers and Samuel Tasman-Jones, Wynyard Quarter Transport Management Association for her attendance.

CARRIED

 

Attachments

a     16 March 2021, Waitematā Local Board, Item 8.3 Deputation, Brigid Rogers and Samuel Tasman-Jones: to speak about the Wynyard Quarter Transport Management Association (WQTMA), presentation.

 

 

8.4

Deputation - David Batten and Brandon Wilcox: to present a report on the Great North Road Vision project

 

Supporting documents were provided. A copy has been placed on the official minutes and is available on the Auckland Council website as a minute attachment.

 

Resolution number WTM/2021/29

MOVED by Chairperson R Northey, seconded by Member A Avendano Christie:  

That the Waitematā Local Board:

a)      receive the presentation and thank David Batten, Grey Lynn Residents Association his attendance.

CARRIED

 

Attachments

a     16 March 2021, Waitematā Local Board, Item 8.4 Deputation, David Batten and Brandon Wilcox: to present a report on the Great North Road Vision project, report.

b     16 March 2021, Waitematā Local Board, Item 8.4 Deputation, David Batten and Brandon Wilcox: to present a report on the Great North Road Vision project, situation analysis.

 

The meeting adjourned at 2.27pm.

The meeting reconvened at 2.33pm.

 

9          Public Forum

 

9.1

Public Forum - John Elliott to speak about Amenity values in relation to population intensification

 

Speech notes were provided. A copy has been placed on the official minutes and is available on the Auckland Council website as a minute attachment.

 

Resolution number WTM/2021/30

MOVED by Chairperson R Northey, seconded by Member A Avendano Christie:  

That the Waitematā Local Board:

a)         thank John Elliott for his attendance and presentation at the meeting.

 

CARRIED

 

Attachments

a     16 March 2021, Waitematā Local Board, Item 9.1 Public Forum, John Elliot to speak about Amenity values in relation to population intensification, speech notes.

 

 

9.2

Public Forum - Keith McConnell to speak about Governance

 

Resolution number WTM/2021/31

MOVED by Chairperson R Northey, seconded by Member A Avendano Christie:  

That the Waitematā Local Board:

a)         thank Keith McConnell for his attendance and presentation at the meeting.

 

CARRIED

 

 

9.3

Public Forum - Jo Malcolm and Steve Phillips to speak about the peaceful sit at Dove Myer Robinson Park

 

A letter was provided. A copy has been placed on the official minutes and is available on the Auckland Council website as a minute attachment.

 

Resolution number WTM/2021/32

MOVED by Chairperson R Northey, seconded by Member ST Trotman:  

That the Waitematā Local Board:

a)         thank Jo Malcolm and Steve Phillips for their attendance and presentation at the meeting.

 

CARRIED

 

Attachments

a     16 March 2021, Waitematā Local Board, Item 9.3 Public Forum, Jo Malcolm and Steve Phillips to speak about the peaceful sit at Dove Myer Robinson Park, letter.

 

 

 

 

At 3.07pm it was resolved that:

 

Resolution number WTM/2021/33

MOVED by Chairperson R Northey, seconded by Member G Gunthorp:  

That the Waitematā Local Board:

a)         agree to an extension of time to accommodate Public Forum items 9.4, 9.5, 9.6 and 9.7.

CARRIED

 

 

9.4

Public Forum - Suzanne Kendrick to speak about Community use and  Rental Rates of the Cox's Bay Sea Scout Hall

 

A presentation was provided. A copy has been placed on the official minutes and is available on the Auckland Council website as a minute attachment.

 

Resolution number WTM/2021/34

MOVED by Member G Gunthorp, seconded by Member A Avendano Christie:  

That the Waitematā Local Board:

a)         thank Suzanne Kendrick for her attendance and presentation at the meeting

b)        Refer the presentation to staff.

 

CARRIED

 

Attachments

a     16 March 2021, Waitematā Local Board, Item 9.4 Public Forum, Suzanne Kendrick to speak about Community use and Rental Rates of the Cox's Bay Sea Scout Hall, presentation.

 

9.5

Public Forum - Bill Gruar to speak about lack of Mobility Access on the new path in Western Springs Lakeside Park

 

Resolution number WTM/2021/35

MOVED by Chairperson R Northey, seconded by Member ST Trotman:  

That the Waitematā Local Board:

a)         thank Bill Gruar for his attendance and presentation at the meeting

b)        Consider requesting the CEO of Auckland Transport ensure all future consultations are held in accessible venues.

 

CARRIED

 

 

 

 

9.6

Public Forum - Gael Baldock

 

Links to videos were provided. A copy has been placed on the official minutes and is available on the Auckland Council website as a minute attachment.

 

Resolution number WTM/2021/36

MOVED by Chairperson R Northey, seconded by Member ST Trotman:  

That the Waitematā Local Board:

a)         thank Gael Baldock for her attendance and presentation at the meeting

b)        Consider board members attending a meeting with the CLG members

c)         request staff advice on the concerns raised over the accessibility of the new pathway at Western Springs Lakeside Park.

 

CARRIED

 

Attachments

a     16 March 2021, Waitematā Local Board, Item 9.6 Public Forum, Gael Baldock, links.

 

 

9.7

Public Forum - Allan Matson

 

Resolution number WTM/2021/37

MOVED by Chairperson R Northey, seconded by Member A Avendano Christie:  

That the Waitematā Local Board:

a)         Thank Allan Matson for his attendance and presentation at the meeting.

 

CARRIED

 

The meeting adjourned at 3.50pm.

The meeting reconvened at 3.55pm.

 

10        Extraordinary Business

 

There was no extraordinary business.

 

 

11

Ward Councillor's report

 

Resolution number WTM/2021/38

MOVED by Chairperson R Northey, seconded by Member J Sandilands:  

That the Waitematā Local Board:

a)      receive the written report update from the Waitematā and Gulf Ward Councillor, Pippa Coom.

CARRIED

 

 

12

Central Library Café Lease

 

Yusuf Khan, Manager Leasing and Jeremy Fourie, Commercial Property Manager were in attendance to speak to this report.

 

Resolution number WTM/2021/39

MOVED by Chairperson R Northey, seconded by Member G Gunthorp:  

That the Waitematā Local Board:

a)        note that staff will seek requests for proposal from suitable cafe operators to operate a café at the Central Library café space (Attachment A)

b)        note that the successful operator will need to make a significant contribution towards the building and fit-out cost

c)        approve the proposed term of five (5) years with two rights of renewal of one (1) year each (total term of seven years), or other variations up to but not longer than a total term of ten years including rights of renewal.

CARRIED

 

 

13

Auckland Bowling Club Incorporated - Parking Allocation 100 Stanley Street Grafton

 

Martin van Jaarsveld, Manager Community Parks and Places was in attendance to speak to this report.

 

Resolution number WTM/2021/40

MOVED by Member G Gunthorp, seconded by Member A Avendano Christie:  

That the Waitematā Local Board:

a)    note that seven spaces are already included in the club’s current lease

b)    decline to grant the Auckland Bowling Club incorporated a licence for any further carparking at the Grafton Mews carpark at 100 Stanley Street

c)    endorse the Domain Committee decision for Auckland Transport to take over the management of the whole carpark (excluding the seven spaces included in the Auckland Bowling Club lease)

d)    recommend to Auckland Transport to consider the following terms when implementing the parking plan:

                      I)    Target casual and short-stay users, not commuters, and priced accordingly with a progressively escalating fee range for a longer stay

                     II)    Paid parking during weekday working hours, e.g. 8am to 6pm or such suitable times as are consistent with nearby Auckland Transport parking

                   III)    Free parking outside the above hours and on weekends and public holidays, time limited

                   IV)    Two disabled car parks will be included.

 

CARRIED

 

Under the Standing Order 1.9.7 Member S Trotman requested her dissenting vote be recorded.

 

 

14

Classification of Section 1 SO 69238 at 55 West End Road, Herne Bay under the Reserves Act 1977

 

Tamara Zunic, Specialist Technical Statutory Advisor was in attendance to speak to this report.

 

Resolution number WTM/2021/41

MOVED by Chairperson R Northey, seconded by Member A Bonham:  

That the Waitematā Local Board:

a)      approve the classification of the parcel of land located at 55 West End Road, Herne Bay, legally described as Section 1 Survey Office Plan 69238, pursuant to Section 16(2A) of the Reserves Act 1977 as a local purpose (esplanade) reserve.

 

CARRIED

 

 

 

 

 

 

15

Local board input into preparation of the draft 2021 Regional Parks Management Plan

 

Resolution number WTM/2021/42

MOVED by Member A Avendano Christie, seconded by Chairperson R Northey:   

That the Waitematā Local Board:

a)        resolve formal feedback to inform the preparation of the draft Regional Park Management Plan 2021:

I)         regret that there are no regional parks in the Waitematā Board area, which makes them somewhat inaccessible to our residents, particularly those without cars.

II)         note that the former Auckland Regional Council was giving serious consideration to developing most of Wynyard Point as a regional park, and urge that renewed consideration be given to that proposal as planning for the Headland Park proceeds or else to consider developing a regional park elsewhere on the Auckland isthmus

III)            recommend developing opportunities for urban communities, families and schools better to connect with regional parks, particularly by providing better public transport links, weekend half day and full day excursions funded by Auckland Transport should be organised from town centres in central, southern and western Auckland, travelling to the majority of our regional parks on a rotating basis to ensure that the less well-off and the carless can gain the benefits of occasional regional park visits.

IV)          note that regional parks provide Waitematā residents with enjoyable and educational places to visit, protect natural spaces. They should provide education for schools about biodiversity

V)           recommend aligning of policies and outcomes and the sharing and application of learnings between regional and local parks, including good provision of bird corridors, biodiversity enhancement, and sustainable maintenance methods

VI)          urge developing and applying more thorough pest management in most regional parks.

VII)         recommend working towards a co-governance model for some parks that have a close connection with a particular iwi or hapū.

VIII)       recommend farming and horticultural activities on regional parks that are regenerative, sustainable, diverse and low carbon.

IX)          recommend clear policy decisions and communication of them of some parks being suitable for dogs off leash, which parks only on leash, and which forbid dogs entirely, dependent on the nature of each park and its wildlife.

X)           recommend that composting facilities should be available in all regional parks

XI)          note that they should play an important role as natural carbon sinks and in other climate change mitigation measures.

XII)         urge policies progressively to reduce carbon emissions in and related to regional parks, including from travelling to them, and applying these policies with clear KPIs.

 

CARRIED

 

 

 

 

 

 

Item 18 - Local Board feedback on the Climate Change Comission’s draft advice to Government was considered before item 16 – 2021 Local Government New Zealand Conference and Annual General Meeting.

 

18

Local board feedback on the Climate Change Commission’s draft advice to Government

 

Caroline Teh, Local Board Advisor was in attendance to speak to this report.

 

Resolution number WTM/2021/43

MOVED by Member J Sandilands, seconded by Member A Bonham:  

That the Waitematā Local Board:

a)      provide the tabled feedback on the Climate Change Commission’s draft advice to Government.

 

CARRIED

 

Note: Member S Trotman abstained from voting on the above resolution.

 

 

16

2021 Local Government New Zealand Conference and Annual General Meeting

 

Resolution number WTM/2021/44

MOVED by Chairperson R Northey, seconded by Member G Gunthorp:  

That the Waitematā Local Board:

a)      note the budget constraints in the current financial year and the recommended process for the appointment of attendees and delegates to the Local Government New Zealand 2021 Conference and Annual General Meeting in Blenheim from 15 to 17 July 2021

b)      do not endorse the selection of one local board representative per cluster through the Local Board Chairs’ Forum and agree to put nominations for cluster representatives through the local board chair for consideration at their April 2020 meeting and advocates instead endorsing Option A which would permit the selection of one representative per local board as has been the status quo case, because of the great value of these Conferences to participants and to the Board.

c)      note the process to submit remits to the Annual General Meeting and entries for the 2021 Local Government New Zealand Excellence Awards has been communicated to elected members on 2 March 2021 

d)      support in principle remits proposed at the Local Government New Zealand Auckland Zone Meeting on 12 March in favour of: an urgent amendment to the Resource Management Act  to permit local authorities to apply locally appropriate general tree protection rules; the Young Elected Members’ proposal to liberalise criteria for elected members to receive reimbursement for child care costs incurred while carrying out their duties; and a ban on bottom trawling and excessive marine life take in marine areas where desired by their local authority.

e)      note the intentions of the Franklin, Rodney and Waiheke Local Boards to submit entries for the Excellence Awards but does not intend to submit an application itself 

f)       confirm that conference attendance including travel and accommodation will be paid for in accordance with the current Auckland Council Elected Member Expense Policy. This will apply to Board Chair Richard Northey who will be attending the Conference as the Local Boards’ representative on the National Council of Local Government New Zealand.

g)      note that all local board members who are appointed to attend the conference will be confirmed to the General Manager Local Board Services by 15 April 2021 at the latest to ensure that they are registered with Local Government New Zealand

h)      note that any member who wishes to attend the conference using their Individual Development Budget (IDB) allocation will need to subsidise the cost and must contact the General Manager Local Board Services by 8 April 2021 to make the necessary arrangements.

i)       note that the Governing Body will be appointing delegates to the 2021 LGNZ Annual General Meeting at their 25 March 2021 meeting, with the recommendation being to appoint Mayor Phil Goff as presiding delegate, and to appoint Chief Executive Jim Stabback and up to two other Auckland Council conference attendees as delegates.

j)       note that conference attendees can attend the 2021 Local Government New Zealand Annual General Meeting in an advisory capacity provided their names are included on the Annual General Meeting registration form, which will be signed by the mayor. Any Waitematā Board Members attending the LGNZ Conference intend to be registered as attending the Annual General Meeting in an advisory capacity.

CARRIED

 

 

17

Waiheke Rāhui by Ngāti Paoa

 

Carlos Rahman, Senior Local Board Advisor was in attendance to speak to this report.

 

Resolution number WTM/2021/45

MOVED by Member A Bonham, seconded by Deputy Chairperson K Leoni:  

That the Waitematā Local Board:

a)      note that the current Waiheke rāhui put in place by Ngāti Pāoa prevents the take of tipa (scallops), kūtai (mussels), kōura (crayfish) and pāua for a minimum period of two years of the area one nautical mile offshore from mean high water

b)        note the Board’s previous resolution WTM/2020/132 adopted at its meeting on 16 June 2020 which sought comprehensive measures to protect marine life in the Hauraki Gulf

c)      express support for the Rāhui and delegate authority to the chair to write in support of the Fisheries Act Section 168a Waiheke closure currently being consulted on by the Ministry of Primary Industries.

 

CARRIED

 

Item 18 was taken after item 15.

Item - 18. Local board feedback on the Climate Change Commission’s draft advice to Government - has been moved to another part of the documen

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

19

Chairperson's report

 

Resolution number WTM/2021/46

MOVED by Deputy Chairperson K Leoni, seconded by Member A Bonham:  

That the Waitematā Local Board:

a)      receive the Chair’s report for March 2021.

CARRIED

 

 

 

20

Board member reports

 

Resolution number WTM/2021/47

MOVED by Chairperson R Northey, seconded by Member A Avendano Christie:  

That the Waitematā Local Board:

a)      receive the written report from member G Gunthorp, a tabled updated report from member A Bonham, a tabled video report from member A A Christie and the verbal update from deputy chair K Leoni for March 2021.

CARRIED

 

Attachments

a     16 March 2021, Waitematā Local Board, Item 20 Board member reports, Member A Bonham March 2021 report.

b     16 March 2021, Waitematā Local Board, Item 20 Board member reports, link to Member A A Christie video report March 2021.

 

 

21

Governance Forward Work Calendar

 

Resolution number WTM/2021/48

MOVED by Chairperson R Northey, seconded by Member G Gunthorp:  

That the Waitematā Local Board:

a)      receive the governance forward work calendar as at 16 March 2021.

CARRIED

 

22

Waitematā Local Board workshop records

 

Resolution number WTM/2021/49

MOVED by Chairperson R Northey, seconded by Member A Avendano Christie:  

That the Waitematā Local Board:

a)       receive the Waitematā Local Board workshop records for the workshops held 9 February, 23 February and 2 March 2021.

CARRIED

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

23        Consideration of Extraordinary Items

 

There was no consideration of extraordinary items.

 

 

 

 

5.10 pm                                              The Chair 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 Waitematā Local Board HELD ON

 

 

 

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