Upper Harbour Local Board

 

OPEN MINUTES

 

 

 

Minutes of a meeting of the Upper Harbour Local Board held in the Upper Harbour Local Board Office, 30 Kell Drive, Albany on Thursday, 15 April 2021 at 9.35am

 

present

 

Chairperson

Margaret Miles, QSM, JP

 

Deputy Chairperson

Lisa Whyte

 

Members

Anna Atkinson

 

 

Uzra Casuri Balouch, JP

 

 

Nicholas Mayne

 

 

Brian Neeson, JP

 

 


Upper Harbour Local Board

15 April 2021

 

 

 

1          Welcome

 

The Chairperson opened the meeting and welcomed those present.

 

2          Apologies

 

There were no apologies.

 

3          Declaration of Interest

 

There were no declarations of interest.

 

4          Confirmation of Minutes

 

Resolution number UH/2021/26

MOVED by Chairperson M Miles, seconded by Member A Atkinson:  

That the Upper Harbour Local Board:

a)         confirm the ordinary minutes of its meeting, held on Thursday, 18 March 2021, 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

 

8.1

Transpower update

 

Resolution number UH/2021/27

MOVED by Chairperson M Miles, seconded by Deputy Chairperson L Whyte:  

That the Upper Harbour Local Board:

a)      receive the deputation from Selina Corboy and Archana Devi of Transpower and thank them for their attendance and presentation.

CARRIED

 

 

8.2

Harbour Hospice update

 

Resolution number UH/2021/28

MOVED by Member U Casuri Balouch, seconded by Member B Neeson:  

That the Upper Harbour Local Board:

a)      receive the deputation from Kate Thompson and Lesley Cranston from Harbour Hospice and thank them for their attendance and presentation.

CARRIED

 

 

8.3

Whenuapai / Herald Island Ratepayers and Residents Association

 

Resolution number UH/2021/29

MOVED by Member N Mayne, seconded by Member A Atkinson:  

That the Upper Harbour Local Board:

a)      receive the deputation from Dave Allen from the Whenuapai Ratepayers and Residents Society and Mark le Fevre from the Herald Island Ratepayers and Residents Association and thank them for their attendance and presentation.

CARRIED

 

9          Public Forum

 

There was no public forum.

 

10        Extraordinary Business

 

There was no extraordinary business.

 

11

Minutes of the Upper Harbour Local Board meeting held Thursday, 18 March 2021

 

Note: That the open unconfirmed minutes of the Upper Harbour Local Board meeting held on Thursday, 18 March 2021, are attached at item 11 of the agenda for the information of the board only and were confirmed under item 4 of the agenda.

 

 

12

2021/2022 Upper Harbour Local Board Grants programme

 

The Senior Grants Advisor was in attendance via Skype for Business to support the item.

 

Resolution number UH/2021/30

MOVED by Chairperson M Miles, seconded by Member U Casuri Balouch:  

That the Upper Harbour Local Board:

a)      adopt the 2021/2022 Upper Harbour Local Board Grants programme in Attachment A to this agenda report.

CARRIED

 

 

13

Statement of proposal to amend the Animal Management Bylaw and controls

 

Member B Neeson left the meeting at 10.45am

 

Resolution number UH/2021/31

MOVED by Member N Mayne, seconded by Member A Atkinson:  

That the Upper Harbour Local Board:

a)        does not support the sections pertaining to provisions for bee-keeping in the draft statement of proposal in Attachment A of this agenda report to amend the Auckland Council Animal Management Bylaw 2015 and associated controls for public consultation.

b)        believe that the development of the Auckland Council Animal Management Bylaw 2015 with respect to bees has failed to consider how bee behaviour impacts the nuisance they can cause and rules in the proposed bylaw may be ineffective in managing nuisance while putting unnecessary barriers to urban bee-keeping.

c)        suggest that council works with the Auckland Beekeepers Club to better understand how bees kept in an urban environment can cause a nuisance on some properties while not on others.

d)        reserve the right to provide further feedback once submissions from Upper Harbour residents have been viewed.

CARRIED

 

 

14

Proposal to make a new Public Trading and Events Bylaw

 

Resolution number UH/2021/32

MOVED by Chairperson M Miles, seconded by Member N Mayne:  

That the Upper Harbour Local Board:

a)      support the draft Statement of Proposal in Attachment A of this agenda report to make a new Te Kaunihera o Tāmaki Makaurau Ture ā-rohe Tauhokohoko, Takunetanga, me ngā Whakaahua i ngā Wāhi Marea 2022 / Auckland Council Public Trading, Events and Filming Bylaw 2022 for public consultation, while reserving the right to provide further feedback once submissions from Upper Harbour residents have been viewed.

CARRIED

 

 

17

Public feedback on proposal to make new navigation rules

 

Resolution number UH/2021/33

MOVED by Chairperson M Miles, seconded by Deputy Chairperson L Whyte:  

That the Upper Harbour Local Board:

a)      receive the public feedback on the proposal to make a new Te Kaunihera o Tāmaki Makaurau Ture ā-Rohe Urungi Āhuru 2021 / Auckland Council Navigation Safety Bylaw 2021 and associated controls as attached to this agenda report.

b)      choose not to provide views on how the Bylaw Panel should address matters raised in public feedback to the proposal in recommendation a) to assist the Bylaw Panel in its deliberations, noting there were only seven submissions from Upper Harbour residents.

CARRIED

 

Member B Neeson returned to the meeting at 10.49am

 

Note:   The meeting adjourned at 10.53am and reconvened at 11.32am.

 

 

 

 

15

Auckland Transport 2021 Regional Land Transport Programme

 

Resolution number UH/2021/34

MOVED by Chairperson M Miles, seconded by Member A Atkinson:  

That the Upper Harbour Local Board:

a)      receive the Auckland Transport 2021 Regional Land Transport Programme report.

b)      provide the following feedback on the Auckland Transport 2021 Regional Land Transport Programme (refer to Attachment A of the agenda report):

Albany Transport Network Improvements: The Avenue/Dairy Flat Highway intersection upgrade, Lucas Creek bridge upgrade, Gills Road link including upgrade of Gills Road intersection with Dairy Flat Highway

i)         express extreme disappointment that the Albany Transport Network Improvements: The Avenue/Dairy Flat Highway intersection upgrade, Lucas Creek bridge upgrade, Gills Road link including upgrade of Gills Road intersection with Dairy Flat Highway, is not in the draft Regional Land Transport Fund (RLTP)

ii)        request that the project, which was previously funded in the first three years of the 2018-2028 RLTP, be reinstated in full

iii)      request that, should funding constraints preclude this, a staged project commencing with an upgrade of The Avenue /Dairy Flat Highway intersection be included in the 2021-2031 RLTP for the following reasons: 

A.      should this project not be included in the RLTP, there would be significant reputational risk to council given the advanced design work and expectation raised previously in the community

B.      as there is no public transport from Paremoremo and insufficient public transport from the north, residents have no alternative to driving

C.      there are currently no safe walking and cycling paths at this intersection and through to the Albany village due to the narrow bridge; cyclists are currently forced to join a long queue of cars with significant safety risks; there are a large number of surrounding houses and apartments and feedback provided is that they feel very unsafe walking or cycling across the bridge to the Albany village and on to the Albany bus station

D.      there are thousands of houses being built around Albany Heights, Coatesville, Paremoremo and to the north in Milldale which has significantly increased traffic movements through the intersection making it busy at all times of the day and especially during peak times, leading to huge delays and traffic taking shortcuts and undertaking unsafe movements; this congestion significantly increases C02 levels

E.      The Avenue intersection was in the North Shore City Council long-term plan and would have been constructed had council not then become the Supercity – Auckland Council in 2010

F.      agreement had been reached in 2009 between the North Shore City Council and the New Zealand Transport Authority (NZTA) that NZTA would contribute 75 per cent of the cost of The Avenue intersection improvements as part of the revocation of State Highway 17 (Old State Highway 1) which is now known as the Dairy Flat Highway 

G.      Auckland Transport has spent a significant amount of money and time working on designs for this project over many years including traffic surveys, design, revised designs and local board and resident consultation but with no result

H.      the long-planned Gills Road link to Oteha Valley Road must be included in the draft RLTP due to the current and future growth of the surrounding area and the congestion and traffic issues that currently occur

Public transport

iv)      public transport in the Albany Heights and north-west areas (Scott Point in particular) should be a priority as there is a risk to planned services in Albany Heights, insufficient services to support the new Rosedale bus station and to new services in the north-west, particularly to and from the fast-growing Scott Point area 

v)        the Auckland Transport 2021 RLTP should allocate sufficient funding for the conversion to buses with electric modes

vi)      the Auckland Transport 2021 RLTP should allocate sufficient funds for the expansion of ferry services and replacement of vessels with conversion to electric modes  

 Cycle lanes - Oteha Valley Road

vii)     the provision of safe paths for walking and cycling along Oteha Valley Road is a priority for the following reasons:

A.      to provide linkages to the NZTA northern corridor improvements project which are due to be completed late 2022

B.      to provide safe micro-mobility options to the Albany busway park and ride, to the new shared path, to the Albany pool, playgrounds, Albany mall, North Harbour stadium and schools   

Footpaths - funding

viii)    the $49M funding allocated to footpaths in the Auckland Transport 2021 RLTP is unacceptably low as there are many areas without footpaths, areas that are developing rapidly, and residents need to have a safe alternative to driving

ix)      the funding allocated to footpaths in in the Auckland Transport 2021 RLTP needs to be increased

Local Initiatives Fund - Local Board Transport Capital Fund

x)        support the reinstatement of the Local Board Transport Capital Fund, renamed Local Initiatives Fund, to pre-Covid-19 levels to enable the local board to prioritise local projects and improvements to achieve better outcomes in its local road network for the communities of Upper Harbour.

c)      request speaking rights at the Auckland Transport Board meeting which will formalise the Auckland Transport 2021 Regional Land Transport Programme.

d)      agree that the Chairperson submit the feedback on the Auckland Transport 2021 Regional Land Transport Programme via a letter to the Governing Body of Auckland Council and Auckland Transport Board (Attachment A of the minutes).

CARRIED

 

16

Proposal to vary the Regional Fuel Tax scheme

 

Resolution number UH/2021/35

MOVED by Member A Atkinson, seconded by Member U Casuri Balouch:  

That the Upper Harbour Local Board:

a)      receive the report on proposed variations to the 2018 Regional Fuel Tax scheme.

b)      support the following proposed variations to the 2018 Regional Fuel Tax scheme, noting there are no additional projects proposed:

i)          the descriptions of projects, identified initiatives within them, and projected benefits, to reflect any changes in scope

ii)        the level of projected total expenditure and indicative Regional Fuel Tax contribution to each project

iii)       to reflect where new funding has become available or where project costings have been updated

iv)       the timing of projects following decisions made through the development of the draft Regional Land Transport Plan

v)        the naming of one project where it is proposed that Downtown Ferry Redevelopment is renamed Ferry Network Improvements to reflect the incorporation of initiatives to purchase new electric ferries to help decarbonise the public transport fleet.

c)      request the inclusion of ‘safe, protected and, where possible, separated’ be added to the description of cycleways in relation to the Rosedale Road Corridor project under project one (Bus Priority Improvements) of the Regional Fuel Tax projects.

d)      request inclusion of the Albany Transport Network Improvements: The Avenue/Dairy Flat Highway intersection upgrade, Lucas Creek bridge upgrade, Gills Road Link including upgrade of Gills Road intersection with Dairy Flat Highway, under project 12 (Road Corridor Improvements) of the Regional Fuel Tax projects.

CARRIED

 

Item - 17. Public feedback on proposal to make new navigation rules - has been moved to another part of the document.

 

18

Draft Statement of Expectations for council-controlled organisations

 

Resolution number UH/2021/36

MOVED by Member U Casuri Balouch, seconded by Member N Mayne:  

That the Upper Harbour Local Board:

a)      provide the following feedback on the draft Statement of Expectations (refer to Attachment A of the agenda report) prepared in accordance with section 64B of the Local Government Act 2002:

i)       the local board plan sets strategic outcomes for Auckland Council activity in the local board area and should be referenced in the Statement of Expectation alongside the Auckland Plan and the long-term plan

ii)        the Statement of Expectation should include provision for early engagement with local boards as a co-governance decision-maker of Auckland Council

iii)       support the ‘no surprises principle’ in the draft Statement of Expectations. 

CARRIED

 

 

19

Local board feedback on He Pou a Rangi - the Climate Change Commission's draft advice to Government

 

Resolution number UH/2021/37

MOVED by Member N Mayne, seconded by Member A Atkinson:  

That the Upper Harbour Local Board:

a)      receive input on He Pou a Rangi – the Climate Change Commission’s draft advice to Government, as set out in Attachment A of this agenda report.

CARRIED

 

 

20

Additions to the Upper Harbour Local Board 2019-2022 community forum meeting schedule

 

Resolution number UH/2021/38

MOVED by Chairperson M Miles, seconded by Deputy Chairperson L Whyte:  

That the Upper Harbour Local Board:

a)      approve the following additions to the 2019-2022 Upper Harbour Local Board community forum meeting schedule, to be held at 6.30pm in the boardroom at the local board office, 30 Kell Drive, Albany village:

i)       3 June 2021

ii)      1 July 2021

iii)     5 August 2021

iv)     2 September 2021

v)      7 October 2021

vi)     4 November 2021

vii)    2 December 2021

viii)   3 February 2022

ix)     3 March 2022

x)      7 April 2022

xi)     5 May 2022

xii)    2 June 2022

xiii)   7 July 2022

xiv)   4 August 2022.

b)      consider requests to hold a community forum meeting at an external community venue on a case-by-case basis.

CARRIED

 

 

21

Approval for new private road names at 21 Waka Moana Drive, Hobsonville

 

Resolution number UH/2021/39

MOVED by Chairperson M Miles, seconded by Member B Neeson:  

That the Upper Harbour Local Board:

a)      approve the road name ‘Arvo Lane’ for commonly owned access lot 1, which has been created by way of the stage 1 and 2 subdivision being undertaken by Avanda Group at 21 Waka Moana Drive, Hobsonville.

b)      approve the road name ‘Auster Lane’ for commonly owned access lot 2, which has been created by way of the stage 1 and 2 subdivision being undertaken by Avanda Group at 21 Waka Moana Drive, Hobsonville.

CARRIED

 

 

22

Governance forward work calendar - May to December 2021

 

Resolution number UH/2021/40

MOVED by Chairperson M Miles, seconded by Member N Mayne:  

That the Upper Harbour Local Board:

a)      receive the Upper Harbour Local Board governance forward work calendar for the period May to December 2021, as set out in Attachment A to this agenda report.

CARRIED

 

 

23

Record of the Upper Harbour Local Board workshops held on Thursday 11 and 25 March, and 1 April 2021

 

Resolution number UH/2021/41

MOVED by Chairperson M Miles, seconded by Member A Atkinson:  

That the Upper Harbour Local Board:

a)      receive the records of the Upper Harbour Local Board workshops held on Thursday 11 and 25 March, and 1 April 2021 (refer to Attachments A, B and C to the agenda report).

CARRIED

 

 

24

Board members' reports - April 2021

 

Five written board members’ reports were provided. Copies have been placed on the official minutes and are available on the Auckland Council website as a minutes attachment.

 

Resolution number UH/2021/42

MOVED by Deputy Chairperson L Whyte, seconded by Member B Neeson:  

That the Upper Harbour Local Board:

a)      receive the written board members’ reports.

b)      move a vote of thanks to Chairperson M Miles for her service to the local board for the past 18 months.

CARRIED

 

 

 

Attachments

a     15 April 2021 Upper Harbour Local Board: Item 24 Board members' reports - Chairperson M Miles

b     15 April 2021 Upper Harbour Local Board: Item 24 Board members' reports - Deputy Chairperson L Whyte

c    15 April 2021 Upper Harbour Local Board: Item 24 Board members' reports - Member A Atkinson

d    15 April 2021 Upper Harbour Local Board: Item 24 Board members' reports - Member U C Balouch

e     15 April 2021 Upper Harbour Local Board: Item 24 Board members' reports - Member N Mayne

 

25        Consideration of Extraordinary Items

 

There was no consideration of extraordinary items.

 

26

Auckland Council's Performance Report: Upper Harbour Local Board for November 2020 to February 2021

 

The Local Board Advisor was in attendance to support the item.

 

Resolution number UH/2021/43

MOVED by Chairperson M Miles, seconded by Deputy Chairperson L Whyte:  

That the Upper Harbour Local Board:

a)      receive the performance report for November 2020 to February 2021.

CARRIED

 

 

27

Review of the Code of Conduct - draft revised code

 

Resolution number UH/2021/44

MOVED by Member U Casuri Balouch, seconded by Member B Neeson:  

That the Upper Harbour Local Board:

a)      support the proposed revised draft Auckland Council Code of Conduct be adopted by the Governing Body.

CARRIED

 

 

12.09pm                                             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 Upper Harbour Local Board HELD ON

 

 

 

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