Kaipātiki Local Board

 

OPEN MINUTES

 

 

 

Minutes of a meeting of the Kaipātiki Local Board held in the Kaipātiki Local Board Office, 90 Bentley Avenue, Glenfield on Wednesday, 19 May 2021 at 10.02am.

 

present

 

Chairperson

John Gillon

 

Deputy Chairperson

Danielle Grant, JP

 

Members

Paula Gillon

Via Skype for Business

 

Ann Hartley, JP

 

 

Melanie Kenrick

 

 

Cindy Schmidt

 

 

Andrew Shaw

Via Skype for Business

 

Adrian Tyler

 

 


Kaipātiki Local Board

19 May 2021

 

 

 

1          Welcome

 

Chairperson John Gillon opened the meeting followed by Member Adrian Tyler leading the meeting with a karakia.

 

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2          Apologies

 

There were no apologies.

 

3          Declaration of Interest

 

There were no declarations of interest.

 

4          Confirmation of Minutes

 

Resolution number KT/2021/53

MOVED by Member C Schmidt, seconded by Member M Kenrick:  

That the Kaipātiki Local Board:

a)         confirm the ordinary minutes of its meeting, held on Wednesday, 5 May 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

 

There were no deputations.


 

 

9          Public Forum

 

9.1

Safe School Speeds Trial - Greg Thomas

 

Local resident Greg Thomas was in attendance to address the board on this item.

 

A document titled ‘Greg Thomas public forum document with photos’ was tabled. A copy of the tabled document has been placed on the official minutes and is available on the Auckland Council website as a minutes attachment.

 

 

Resolution number KT/2021/54

MOVED by Chairperson J Gillon, seconded by Member A Tyler:  

That the Kaipātiki Local Board:

a)         receive the public forum item.

b)        receive the tabled document.

c)         thank Greg Thomas for his attendance and presentation.

CARRIED

 

Attachments

a     19 May 2021 - Kaipātiki Local Board Business Meeting - Greg Thomas tabled document

 

9.2

Safe School Speeds Trial - Cheryl Martin

 

Local resident Cheryl Martin was in attendance to address the board on this item.

 

 

Resolution number KT/2021/55

MOVED by Deputy Chairperson D Grant, seconded by Chairperson J Gillon:  

That the Kaipātiki Local Board:

a)         receive the public forum item.

b)        thank Cheryl Martin for her attendance and presentation.

CARRIED

 

9.3

Safe School Speeds Trial - Principal Chris Cooper

 

Principal Chris Cooper and Board of Trustee Member Jo Cowell, were in attendance to address the board on this item.

 

 

Resolution number KT/2021/56

MOVED by Member A Shaw, seconded by Member M Kenrick:  

That the Kaipātiki Local Board:

a)         receive the public forum item.

b)        thank Principal Chris Cooper from Glenfield Primary School and Jo Cowell for their attendance and presentation.

CARRIED

 

9.4

Plan Change 60 - Open Space (2020) and Other Rezoning Matters - John Case

 

Local resident, John Case was in attendance to address the board on this item.

 

A document titled ‘Public forum item – John Case’ was tabled. A copy of the tabled document has been placed on the official minutes and is available on the Auckland Council website as a minutes attachment. Part of content within the tabled document has been redacted in accordance with s7(2)(d) and s7(2)(e) of the Local Government Official Information and Meetings Act 1987.

 

 

Resolution number KT/2021/57

MOVED by Chairperson J Gillon, seconded by Member A Tyler:  

That the Kaipātiki Local Board:

a)         receive the public forum item.

b)        receive the tabled document. 

c)         thank John Case for his attendance and presentation.

CARRIED

 

Attachments

a     19 May 2021 - Kaipātiki Local Board Business Meeting - Public forum item - John Case

 

9.5

Public Art - Lindsay Waugh

 

Lindsay Waugh was in attendance to address the board on this item.

 

 

Resolution number KT/2021/58

MOVED by Member A Tyler, seconded by Member C Schmidt:  

That the Kaipātiki Local Board:

a)         receive the public forum item.

b)        thank Lindsay Waugh for her attendance and presentation.

CARRIED

 

10        Extraordinary Business

 

There was no extraordinary business.

 

11

Approval of a permanent artwork at Oruamo Domain

 

Marieke Numan, Arts and Culture Advisor, Raewyn Sendles, Senior Land Use Advisor, Helen Schamroth from Kaipātiki Public Arts Trust, and Julia Scott, Kaipātiki Public Arts Trust project manager were in attendance to address the board in support of this item.

 

 

Resolution number KT/2021/59

MOVED by Member A Tyler, seconded by Member A Hartley:  

That the Kaipātiki Local Board:

a)         approve the application for landowner approval for the installation of a permanent artwork at Oruamo Domain, Glenfield, as outlined in Attachment A to the agenda report, noting that the artwork:

i)          is titled “Soft Focus, Summer’s Day …”

ii)         is approx. 3.5m in diameter,

iii)       is constructed of 304 stainless steel with a polished industrial-quality painted surface (subject to minor alterations if required by an engineer during detailed design),

iv)       will be fixed to a concrete base,

v)         will include a plaque,

vi)       will be located on the grass slope of the park, up-hill from Glenfield Road.

b)        request that the plaque include reference to the Kaipātiki Local Board

c)         support the accessioning of the artwork into the Public Art Collection to take care of future maintenance.

d)        thank the Kaipātiki Public Arts Trust and artist David McCracken for the delivery and design of this artwork project.

CARRIED

 

 

12

Glenfield Centre Plan

 

Lisa Roberts, Senior Policy Planner, Susan Ensor, Senior Policy Planner and Ross Moffatt, Senior Policy Planner were in attendance via Skype for Business to address the board in support of this item.

 

 

Resolution number KT/2021/60

MOVED by Chairperson J Gillon, seconded by Deputy Chairperson D Grant:  

That the Kaipātiki Local Board:

a)         approve the Glenfield Centre Plan as shown in Attachment A of the agenda report.

b)        delegate the approval of any minor amendments, corrections or additional images in the plan as required for publication, to the Chairperson and Deputy Chairperson.

c)         note the actions in the Glenfield Centre Plan will help inform development of local board work programmes from financial year 2022/2023 and beyond.

CARRIED

 

 

Adjournment of Meeting

Resolution number KT/2021/61

MOVED by Chairperson J Gillon, seconded by Member A Tyler:  

That the Kaipātiki Local Board:

a)         agree to adjourn the meeting at 11.24am for 5 minutes.

CARRIED

 

Meeting reconvened at 11.36am.

 

13

Endorsing Business Improvement District (BID) targeted rates for 2021/2022

 

Resolution number KT/2021/62

MOVED by Deputy Chairperson D Grant, seconded by Member A Tyler:  

That the Kaipātiki Local Board:

a)         recommends to the Governing Body the striking (setting) of the targeted rates for inclusion in the Annual Budget 2021/2022 for the following Business Improvement District (BID) programmes:

i)          $125,000 for Northcote Town Centre Inc.

ii)         $196,350 for Birkenhead Town Centre Association Inc. (Birkenhead Village).

CARRIED

 

 

14

Kaipātiki Community Places Quarterly Reports

 

Resolution number KT/2021/63

MOVED by Member M Kenrick, seconded by Member P Gillon:  

That the Kaipātiki Local Board:

a)         receive the Kaipātiki community places quarter three 2020/2021 reports. 

CARRIED

 

 

15

Kaipātiki Community Facilities Trust Quarterly Report

 

Jill Nerheny, Community Co-ordination and Strategic Partnerships and Michelle Whiu, Kaiawhina, Events and Resources, were in attendance to address the board in support of this item.

 

 

Resolution number KT/2021/64

MOVED by Chairperson J Gillon, seconded by Member A Tyler:  

That the Kaipātiki Local Board:

a)         receive the Kaipātiki Community Facilities Trust quarter three report.

b)        thank Michelle Whiu for all of the work she has done on behalf of the Kaipātiki community, and wish her all the best in her future endeavors.

CARRIED

 

 

Precedence of Business

Resolution number KT/2021/65

MOVED by Chairperson J Gillon, seconded by Member C Schmidt:  

That the Kaipātiki Local Board:

a)         agree that Item 17: Local Board Views on Plan Change 60 – Open Space (2020) and Other Rezoning Matters be accorded precedence at this time.

CARRIED

 

 

17

Local Board Views on Plan Change 60 - Open Space (2020) and Other Rezoning Matters

 

Tony Reidy, Senior Policy Planner, was in attendance via Skype for Business to address the board in support of this item.

 

A document titled ‘Plan Change 60 submissions #63, 68, 87 and 100’ was tabled. A copy of the tabled document has been placed on the official minutes and is available on the Auckland Council website as a minutes attachment.

 

 

Resolution number KT/2021/66

MOVED by Chairperson J Gillon, seconded by Member A Tyler:  

That the Kaipātiki Local Board:

a)         table the following Plan Change 60 submissions that relate to the Kaipātiki Local Board area:

i)          submission #63 from Kāinga Ora on proposed Plan Change 60: Open Space and Other Rezoning Matters

ii)         submission #68 from Martyn and Sally Sissons

iii)       submission #87 from Bronwen Harper on behalf of Pest Free Kaipātiki Restoration Society Incorporated on the proposed zone change for R105 Stott Avenue, Birkenhead (Map 93).

iv)       submission #100 from Mr Patrick John Reddington and Letitia Maude Reddington

b)        provide the following feedback on local board views on Plan Change 60 - Open Space (2020) and Other Rezoning Matters:

i)          85B Aeroview Drive, Beach Haven: support the zone change from Residential - Single House Zone to Conservation Zone.

ii)         R60 Rawene Road, Birkenhead: support the zone change from Residential - Single House Zone to Conservation Zone.

iii)       136 Birkdale Road, Birkdale: support the zone change from Residential – Mixed House Suburban House Zone to Open Space - Community Zone.

iv)       31F Fraser Avenue, Northcote: support the zone change from Residential – Terrace Housing and Apartment Building Zone to Open Space – Informal Recreation Zone.

v)         R105 Stott Avenue, Birkenhead (located behind 57C Lancaster Road, Beach Haven): oppose the zone change from Conservation Zone to Residential - Single House Zone, as this park land is covered by a Significant Ecological Area overlay and is part of a continuous wildlife corridor that follows a stream through Birkdale. The proposed zone change would be contrary to the Kaipātiki Local Board Plan 2020 Environment objectives, specifically “Our urban forest (ngahere) is protected and enhanced through the greening of Kaipātiki” and “Our natural environment, harbours and waterways are protected and enhanced, in partnership with mana whenua and our community”. With the parcel isolated from public access, it presents an opportunity for planting (possibly Kauri or a suitable endangered species) away from day-to-day human contact. If the parcel were to be built on as per the proposed new zone, there would likely be a significant loss of vegetation.

vi)       R1 Greenslade Crescent, Northcote and 140 Lake Road, Northcote: support the zone changes from Open Space – Sport and Active Recreation Zone to Residential – Terrace Housing and Apartment Building Zone, and from Residential – Terrace Housing and Apartment Building Zone  to Open Space – Sport and Active Recreation Zone, as this supports the land exchange and boundary realignment between Greenslade Reserve and the Haumaru Housing land, as well as the road stopping of the walkway, both of which have already been approved.

c)         appoint Chairperson John Gillon to speak to the local board views at a hearing on Plan Change 60.

d)        delegate authority to the chairperson of the Kaipātiki Local Board to make a replacement appointment in the event the local board member appointed in resolution b) c) is unable to attend the plan change hearing.

CARRIED

 

Attachments

a     19 May 2021 - Kaipātiki Local Board Business Meeting - Plan Change 60 submissions #63, 68, 87 and 100

 

 

16

Kaipātiki Local Grant Round Three and Multiboard Grant Round Two 2020/2021 grant allocations

 

Erin Shin, Senior Grants Advisor, was in attendance to address the board in support of this item.

 

 

Resolution number KT/2021/67

MOVED by Deputy Chairperson D Grant, seconded by Member A Tyler:  

That the Kaipātiki Local Board:

a)         agree to fund, part-fund, or decline each application in Kaipātiki Local Grant Round Three 2020/2021 listed in the following table: 

Table One: Kaipātiki Local Grant Round Three 2020/2021 grant applications

Application ID

Organisation name

Project

Total granted

Comments (including reason for decline)

LG2108-301

NZ Korean Youth Community Trust

Towards venue hire and music tuition between 1st and 31st May 2021

$0

Decline - Grant round oversubscribed: Limited funding 

LG2108-307

Art Yoga Partnership

under the umbrella of Kaipatiki Community Facilities Trust

Towards the delivery of The Conscious Lab at Glenfield Library, including art resources, marketing and facilitator costs

$1,750

 

LG2108-310

Nepalese Cultural Centre New Zealand Incorporated

Towards the operational costs for the Nepalese Cultural Centre New Zealand for the 2021/2022 financial year

$0

Decline due to outstanding responsibilities

LG2108-325

Action Education

Towards the delivery of twenty "Spoken Word" workshops at schools in the local board area between 1 June 2021 to 31 May 2022

$2,000

 

LG2108-328

Arogya Mantra

Towards the Smales Farm Diwali Celebration on 30 October 2021, including venue hire, performance, marketing, decoration, photography, artists and travel costs to participating schools

$0

Decline - limited community benefit: Insufficient evidence of specific benefits to the community

LG2108-337

Ji Yeon Jeong

under the umbrella of Kaipātiki Community Facilities Trust

Towards the delivery of public exhibition project, "Banchado," including venue hire, art materials, printing, artist, and installation fees

$2,000

 

LG2108-338

Dance Therapy NZ

Towards the delivery of “STARS North Shore” workshops between July and December 2021, including venue hire, facilitation, supervision, and equipment costs

$0

Decline - Grant round oversubscribed: Limited funding 

LG2108-304

Beach Haven Scout Group

Towards the insurance fees for the scout building and contents

$0

Decline - Grant round oversubscribed: Limited funding 

LG2108-311

UpsideDowns Education Trust

To subsidise speech therapy and ten percent of the operational costs for five families in the Kaipatiki area between June 2021 and May 2022

$2,000

 

LG2108-319

Youthline Auckland Charitable Trust

Towards the volunteer supervision, triage support, and phone bills for Youthline phoneline services in the Kaipatiki area

$0

Decline - Grant round oversubscribed: Limited funding 

LG2108-320

Mayfield Scout Group - Auckland

Towards building supplies and labour costs for the remedial work of the building

$5,000

 

LG2108-322

North Shore Budget Service

Towards community outreach between June and December 2021, including venue hire, a laptop, computer accessories, website upgrade, printing, stationery, travel, facilitation, and voluntary expenses

$2,000

 

LG2108-323

Willow Christian Trust

Towards the purchase of a food processor, crockery, and cutlery for the Rawene Community Centre

$0

Decline - Grant round oversubscribed: Limited funding 

LG2108-324

Birkenhead Residents Association Incorporated

Towards the delivery of Birkenhead Photo Competition 2021, including project management, administration, marketing, and website development costs

$0

Decline – Already funded this financial year 

LG2108-326

YMCA North

Towards the delivery of kids' recreational services and the North Shore Raise Up programme between June and September 2021, including gymnastic mats, scoreboard, crew and volunteer costs

$0

Decline – Already funded this financial year 

LG2108-318

OHOS NZ Ltd

Towards building and planting a raised vegetable garden for the Kaipatiki residents

$0

Decline - Grant round oversubscribed: Limited funding 

LG2108-332

Environmental Education for Resource Sustainability Trust

Towards the purchase and delivery of 500 native plants, 30 classroom recycling bins and operational costs to engage with 75 schools and preschools

$0

Decline - Grant round oversubscribed: Limited funding 

LG2108-335

The Auckland King Tides Initiative

under the umbrella of The Institution of Professional Engineers New Zealand Incorporated

Towards the costs of tidal wave signage, installation of tidal gauges, co-design and delivery of community workshops with the Birkenhead Intermediate School between July and December 2021

$2351

Tagged to signage, installation with remainder towards workshop.

LG2108-305

Westlake Boys High School

Towards the provision of food for Te Ahurea Tino Rangatiratanga 2021 event participants between 29th and 30th October 2021

$0

This application has been withdrawn as per SME comments

LG2108-309

Auckland Paraplegic and Physically Disabled Association Incorporated

Towards the delivery of sports sessions, including venue hire, printing, advertisement, and project development costs

$0

Decline - application insufficiently developed

LG2108-317

Birkdale Beach Haven Community Project

Towards costs associated with the Birkdale Beach Haven Mātariki Kapa Haka Festival 2021

$4,000

 

LG2108-314

Birkenhead United Association Football and Sports Club Incorporated

Towards bus hire and the purchase of new uniforms for 250 female football players at the Birkenhead United Football Club

$2,000

 

LG2108-329

Badminton New Zealand Incorporated

Towards venue hire at Badminton North Harbour to deliver National Inter-Association competition between May and July 2021

$0

Decline – two applications towards Badminton North Harbour

LG2108-330

Shepherds Park Squash Club Incorporated

Towards the installation of a heat pump and printing costs for the club brochures

$0

Decline - Grant round oversubscribed: Limited funding 

LG2108-331

North Shore City Baseball Club Incorporated

Towards the replacement of back netting for the North Shore City Baseball Club

$3,000

 

LG2108-333

Badminton North Harbour

Towards the changing room upgrade including plumbing costs at Badminton North Harbour

$2,000

 

Total

 

 

$28,101.00

 

 

b)        agree to fund, part-fund or decline each application received in Multiboard Grant Round Two 2020/2021, listed in Table Two:

Table Two: Multiboard Grant Round Two 2020/2021 grant applications

Application ID

Organisation name

Project

Total granted

Comments (including reason for decline)

MB2021-209

New Zealand Dance Advancement Trust

Towards the artists and associated fees for the “Tamaki Tour” programme and creative workshops between June and August 2021

$0

Decline - Grant round oversubscribed: Limited funding 

MB2021-245

The Operating Theatre Trust

Towards free theatre tickets for low decile schools and early childhood centre children from 25 September 2021 to 31 November 2021

$0

Decline - Grant round oversubscribed: Limited funding 

MB2021-207

North Harbour Community Patrol

Towards the purchase of safety equipment, torches, a dashcam phone, internet expenses, and fuel costs for the 2021/2022 financial year

$1,000

 

MB2021-224

Yes Disability Resource Centre trading as Shore Junction

Towards the costs to produce the "Side Hustle" youth engagement programme for the north shore from 8 to 16 May 2021

$500

 

MB2021-227

North Shore Centres of Mutual Aid Incorporated

Towards operational costs, excluding wages, for six centres in the north shore between July and December 2021

$0

Decline – Already funded this financial year 

MB2021-232

Brain Play Limited

Towards the operational costs to deliver the Brain Play Science and Technology classes

$0

Decline - Grant round oversubscribed: Limited funding 

MB2021-240

Empowerment Trust (previously Kidpower Teenpower Fullpower Trust)

Towards the delivery of the Kidpower programme, including the facilitation costs and resources kit for schools in the local board area

$1000

Tagged to the students in the KLB area.

MB2021-241

PHAB Association (Auckland) Incorporated

Towards the operational costs, including youth worker wages, activity costs, administration and coordination fees from July 2021 to June 2022

$0

 

MB2021-248

North Shore Brass Incorporated

Towards the purchase of a security camera and gutter replacement at the Taharoto Community Facility

$0

 

MB2021-253

KidsCan Charitable Trust

Towards the costs for food, raincoats, shoes, and socks for the children attending the KidsCan low decile partner schools in Auckland

$0

 

MB2021-267

OUTLine New Zealand Incorporated

Towards a portion of general operating expenses, including telephone and internet costs, printing, insurance, clinical supervision wages, training fees, and volunteer costs

$0

 

MB2021-270

Neighbourhood Support North Shore

Towards the manager’s salary and operational costs

$1000

 

MB2021-215

Econet Charitable Trust Board

Towards the contract manager's wages

$4,676

 

MB2021-218

Leyte-Samar NZ Solidarity Foundation Incorporated

Towards the delivery of the 2021 “Quincentennial Celebration” on 16 October, including event management, performances, choreographer fees, photography, food, decoration, costumes and theatre property

$0

Decline - Grant round oversubscribed: Limited funding 

MB2021-231

Tennis Charitable Trust

Towards the electrical and fire alarm upgrades at Albany Tennis Park

$0

Decline - Grant round oversubscribed: Limited funding 

MB2021-255

Gymnastics Community Trust trading as North Harbour Gymnastics

Towards an equipment van and wages for school coaches and satellite managers for the gymnastic classes from June to October 2021

$0

 

 

Tagged to equipment van. Grant round oversubscribed - limited funding.

Total

 

 

$8,176.00

 

 

CARRIED


 

Item 17: Local Board Views on Plan Change 60 – Open Space (2020) and Other Rezoning Matters was taken after item 15: Kaipātiki Communtiy Facilities Trust Quarterly Report

 

18

Economic Development Action Plan: Draft for feedback

 

Resolution number KT/2021/68

MOVED by Chairperson J Gillon, seconded by Member P Gillon:   

That the Kaipātiki Local Board:

a)         receive the draft Economic Development Action Plan: Council’s role in Auckland’s recovery 2021-24.

b)        nominate member(s) Danielle Grant and Adrian Tyler to prepare draft feedback into draft Economic Development Action Plan: Council’s role in Auckland’s recovery 2021-24 on behalf of the local board, noting that the draft feedback will be presented to the local board’s 16 June 2021 business meeting for final approval.

CARRIED

 

 

19

Feedback on the draft Auckland Council Code of Conduct

 

Resolution number KT/2021/69

MOVED by Member C Schmidt, seconded by Member M Kenrick:   

That the Kaipātiki Local Board:

a)         support the revised draft Code of Conduct being adopted by the Governing Body, with the following notes:

i)          do not support a move from the panel of three members to a single conduct commissioner, as we are concerned that issues will not be resolved to the same standard as they have been previously.

b)        support the amendment to the Conflict-of-Interest Policy to set the threshold for elected members to declare gifts at $100 (currently gifts from $300 to $50 are to be declared).

CARRIED

 

Adjournment of Meeting

Resolution number KT/2021/70

MOVED by Chairperson J Gillon, seconded by Member A Tyler:  

That the Kaipātiki Local Board:

a)         agree to adjourn the meeting at 12.23pm for 20 minutes.

CARRIED

 

Meeting reconvened at 12.57pm.

 

20

Feedback on Auckland Transport's Draft Regional Land Transport Plan 2021-2031

 

Resolution number KT/2021/71

MOVED by Chairperson J Gillon, seconded by Member A Tyler:  

That the Kaipātiki Local Board:

a)         provide the following formal feedback from the Kaipātiki Local Board on Auckland Transport’s draft Regional Land Transport Plan 2021-2031:

i)          Climate change:

A)        support a funding acceleration of the Low Emissions Bus Roadmap to ensure half of Auckland’s bus fleet is low emissions by 2031.

B)        support key moves that reduce carbon emissions including budget allocated to the electrification of buses and ferries, as it will significantly reduce emissions and help achieve council’s climate change goals.

C)        support measures to start decarbonisation of the ferry fleet and reduce diesel emissions.

D)        support further investment and purchase incentives and programmes for the uptake of e-bikes, including a “pay through your rates” scheme to assist people to purchase e-bikes.

E)        support increasing green infrastructure, water quality and other sustainability initiatives in transport infrastructure, such as:

·         including water sensitive design as part of infrastructure development and improved connections to the storm water network;

·         ensuring maintenance and operational practices minimise impacts on the environment;

·         improving waste practices across infrastructure construction and facilities management, including consideration of using low impact materials during construction (for example, recycled materials).

F)        request that the use of Electric Vehicles is incentivised through the provision of new charging stations.

ii)         Travel Choices:

A)        request a survey of the Kaipātiki community to better understand the destinations of private car owners, where they are going and why they can’t use public transport to help identify potential new bus routes in order to support people to use public transport.

B)        support greater investment of public transport infrastructure and ask that local boards are kept abreast of public transport trends in the Local Board area.

C)        support a funding acceleration of the Low Emissions Bus Roadmap to ensure half of Auckland’s bus fleet is low emissions by 2031.

D)        support shuttle bus rideshare services that could address existing gaps in the Kaipātiki public transport network where commuter demand may not justify dedicated bus routes, along with the development of technology like on-demand-shared-mobility apps.

E)        support the current Northern Corridor Improvements project, as it will reduce journey times and improve bus reliability, with the new Rosedale Station improving busway accessibility and reducing pressure on the existing Constellation and Albany Stations.

F)        support the $62 million budget allocation towards the Northern Busway project to deliver improvements that enhance the capacity of the Northern Busway to meet current and projected demand.

G)       note with concern that funding for the Northern Busway enhancements are not budgeted until the 2028 financial year. The local board consider this to be too far away to adequately respond to the travel demands of existing and future North Shore residents. These enhancements are needed to improve capacity and performance and with a forecasted 32,000 trips expected to cross the Waitematā Harbour by 2038 up from 22,000 in 2016, it’s imperative that this is funded sooner.

H)        note concern that the Rapid Transport Network (RTN) indicates that the Auckland Harbour Bridge is part of the ‘supplementary network’. The local board advocates that any existing or proposed infrastructure across the Waitematā Harbour be a RTN route, to ensure all forms of transport move efficiently and effectively.

I)          request that bike racks are installed on the front of buses to support and enhance travel choice, or that other means of transporting bikes is investigated. This service is already provided by bus operators across New Zealand and is very successful.

J)        support the new programme to deliver accessibility improvements to public transport facilities across the region, this should include ensuring there is enough space on buses for both wheelchairs and prams.

K)        request that ferries have provisions in facilities that encourage cyclists patronage.

L)        support an increase in funding towards bus and ferry services and asset maintenance, to ensure there is no funding deficit or impact on existing budgets and service levels.

M)       request investigation of wake-free ferries to minimise impact on the coastal environment from ferry wake.

N)        support a new programme for minor improvements for cycling and micromobility.

O)       support operational funding to continue delivery of the Travelwise programme, Walking School Bus, Bikes in Schools and Bike Safe programmes, as well as continued investment in the Community Bike Fund.

P)        recommend that Auckland Transport provide greater incentives and subsidies to local boards who are actively trying to improve cycling and walking provision through new and/or upgraded infrastructure, but do not have the financial capacity to deliver these projects within a meaningful timeframe.

Q)       request that Auckland Transport investigate the ability to use paywave-enabled cards in addition to HOP card.

R)        request a wider range of public transport destinations beyond the city centre for Kaipātiki residents, as per research which demonstrates that the majority of commuting is between ‘inner’ and ‘outer’ urban areas.

S)        reiterate our support for bringing rail to the north shore.

T)        request the investigation of a ‘bike bus’ service that can carry cyclists across the harbour bridge and further up and down SH1 servicing the north and south of Auckland city as an interim measure until the Northern Pathway is operational.

iii)       Safety:

A)        support the School Speed Management Programme to reduce speeds around schools by 2030.

B)        support safer pedestrian infrastructure, including raised tables on side roads; more and safer options for crossing roads, particularly around bus stops; and decluttering footpaths from poles and signage.

C)        request that funding is allocated to improving safety at the Glenfield Road/Roberts Road intersection. This is a high-risk intersection for vehicles turning in and out of Roberts Road pedestrians and crossing Roberts Road, and is only a matter of time before there is a serious incident. There is also an opportunity to improve safety for pedestrians crossing Glenfield Road in this area.

D)        request that after dark bus services are assessed against personal safety. We are aware that vulnerable people are choosing not to use public transport after dark if bus shelters are not well lit or the route involves transferring at a bus station.

iv)       Access and Connectivity:

A)        requests an increase in ferry service frequency for Beach Haven, Birkenhead and Northcote sailings and improve bus connections to ferries. Ferries are the North Shore’s equivalent of trains, and require frequent and reliable sailings to increase both commuter and weekend patronage.

B)        request an investigation of an Island Bay ferry service to further improve access to local ferry services.

C)        support the delivery of the Northern Pathway (stages 1 to 3), as it will provide a critical missing link in Auckland’s walking and cycling network; allow walking/cycling between the North Shore and the city centre; and connect the Kaipātiki, Devonport-Takapuna and Upper Harbour local board areas.

D)        request funding, support and engagement with the local board for the delivery of additional connections from the Northern Pathway into the Kaipātiki area, so that they can be delivered at the same time as the Northern Pathway. These connections include at Stafford Park, Heath Reserve, Tuff Crater Reserve, Wairau Valley, and to the Te Ara Awataha greenway in Northcote.

E)        request the investigation and implementation of shared walking and cycling capacity in the northern footpath on Onewa Road, including appropriate signage and markings, to enable a route between Highbury at the western end to the Northern Pathway at the eastern end. This route would provide connection to the Northcote Safe Cycleway, as well as enhancing safety for school students and cyclist commuters.

F)        request that funding is allocated to establishing a clearway on Onewa Road, pending the results of the public consultation conducted in late 2020.

G)       request urgent investigation of “out of the box” solutions to congestion on Onewa Road, noting that many commuters will not be able to be enticed or forced onto public transport due to needing their vehicle to pick-up/drop-off children; carry tools or equipment; travel to locations outside of the city centre that are not well serviced by public transport; visit multiple locations in a timely manner during the course of the day; have multiple young children to manage; require the use of a pram or double-pram; or have a disability that precludes public transport.

H)        request that Auckland Transport continue to work alongside the owners of Highbury Shopping Centre in any future development in order to achieve a larger bus interchange and park and ride facility.

I)          support the proposed investment into the interchange improvements at Glenfield shops, and request early consultation with the local board.

v)         Managing Transport Assets:

A)        support the proposed budget to cover the cost of renewing Auckland Transport’s asset base, but request an enhanced approach for local boards to suggest or nominate local assets which are in poor condition to be renewed.

B)        support increasing investment in renewals, including footpath renewals.

C)        request that resolution KT/2021/49 (attached) regarding road resealing is considered part of the Kaipātiki Local Board’s feedback on Regional Land Transport Plan 2021-2031.

D)        request that Auckland Transport and Auckland Council prioritise spending to ensure that all of Auckland’s suburban roads are sealed to a safe, useable and quality standard, such as asphaltic concrete (or equivalent), acknowledging that this will require a considerable increase in budget allocation and may not qualify for subsidy from Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency.

E)        request that Auckland Transport apply the “rejuvenation” technique to all applicable asphalt roads (or portions of road) within the Kaipātiki Local Board area that are identified in the 2021/22 resealing programme, rather than resurfacing them with chip seal.

F)        request that Auckland Transport and Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency negotiate an appropriate level of subsidy for the “rejuvenation” road resealing technique to ensure that suburban asphalt roads are no longer resurfaced with chip seal.

G)       request that the informal carpark property at 450 Glenfield Road is returned to public carparking to support local businesses and shoppers, until such time that the Kaipātiki Local Board repurposes the site as per the Glenfield Centre Plan.

H)        advocate to Auckland Transport to maintain our roads intersections, footpaths, pedestrian crossings and walkways to a high standard, creating a safe environment for our vulnerable road users – pedestrians, cyclists and bus users of all ages and abilities.

vi)       Local Board Funding:

A)        support the $10 million allocation of Community Safety Fund funding for the completion of the community safety projects that were developed by Local Boards in 2018-21.

B)        support the $200 million allocation of Local Board Initiatives funding to local boards to provide for an ongoing programme of smaller scale local transport improvement project (Local Board Transport Capital Fund).

C)        Request that Auckland Transport provide operational ‘opex’ funding to Local Boards so that Local Boards can work with the community to research and trial new bus routes.

vii)      Other Matters:

A)        note that while the draft Regional Land Transport Plan 2021-2031 is silent on the additional Waitematā Harbour crossing, the local board continues to advocate for more transport options across the Waitematā Harbour. An additional crossing is essential to:

b)        improve and alleviate the ongoing pressure on Auckland’s transport network

c)         improve productivity through improved freight and heavy vehicle movement across Auckland

d)        greater public transport options, including any crossing being included as part of the RTN

e)         improve roading connectivity to address resilience issues and growing all-day congestion on the state highway system, including the Auckland Harbour Bridge

f)          upgrade and enhance the Northern Busway over the future years to increase its capacity, reliability and overall service quality.

CARRIED

 

 

21

Kaipātiki Local Board Chairperson's Report

 

Resolution number KT/2021/72

MOVED by Chairperson J Gillon, seconded by Member A Shaw:  

That the Kaipātiki Local Board:

a)         note the chairperson’s report.

b)        request that Auckland Transport include the Kaipātiki Local Board area in the “rejuvenation” technique road sealing trials.

c)         request that Auckland Transport apply the “rejuvenation” technique to all applicable asphalt roads (or portions of road) within the Kaipātiki Local Board area that are identified in the 2021/22 resealing programme, rather than resurfacing them with chip seal.

CARRIED

 

 

22

Members' Reports

 

22.1

Member report - Melanie Kenrick

 

Member Melanie Kenrick provided a verbal update on the conversations that have been had with Birkenhead park placemaking group and what can be done with the trees that have been felled.M Kenrick also spoke on Chelsea ponds green algae, bus network and connector bus issues, and speeding at the bottom of Hinemoa street.

 

 

Resolution number KT/2021/73

MOVED by Member M Kenrick, seconded by Deputy Chairperson D Grant:  

That the Kaipātiki Local Board:

a)         note the verbal update from Member Melanie Kenrick.

CARRIED

 

 

23

Governing Body and Independent Maori Statutory Board Members' Update

 

There were no updates provided at this time.

 

 

24

Governance Forward Work Calendar

 

Resolution number KT/2021/74

MOVED by Deputy Chairperson D Grant, seconded by Member A Tyler:  

That the Kaipātiki Local Board:

a)         note the Kaipātiki Local Board June - July 2021 governance forward work calendar and May – July 2021 workshop forward work plan.

CARRIED

 

 

25

Workshop Records - Kaipātiki Local Board - April 2021

 

Resolution number KT/2021/75

MOVED by Deputy Chairperson D Grant, seconded by Member M Kenrick:  

That the Kaipātiki Local Board:

a)         note the record for the Kaipātiki Local Board workshop held on Wednesday 7 April, Wednesday 14 April and Wednesday 28 April 2021. 

CARRIED

 

 

26        Consideration of Extraordinary Items

 

There was no consideration of extraordinary items.

 

 

1.17 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 Kaipātiki Local Board HELD ON

 

 

 

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