Manurewa Local Board

 

OPEN MINUTES

 

 

 

Minutes of a meeting of the Manurewa Local Board held in the Manurewa Local Board Office, 7 Hill Road, Manurewa and via video conference (Skype for Business) on Thursday, 6 May 2021 at 6.01pm.

 

present

 

Chairperson

Joseph Allan

Deputy Chairperson

Melissa Atama

Members

Tabetha Gorrie

 

Glenn Murphy

 

Ken Penney

 

Dave Pizzini

 

ABSENT

 

Members

Anne Candy

 

Rangi McLean

 

ALSO PRESENT

 

Councillors

Angela Dalton

Via Skype for Business

 

Daniel Newman, JP

Until 6.39pm, Item 17


Manurewa Local Board

06 May 2021

 

 

 

1          Welcome

 

Chairperson Joseph Allan led the meeting in a karakia.

 

 

2          Apologies

 

Resolution number MR/2021/48

MOVED by Chairperson J Allan, seconded by Member T Gorrie:  

That the Manurewa Local Board:

a)         accept the apologies from Members Anne Candy and Rangi McLean for absence.

CARRIED

 

 

3          Declaration of Interest

 

Member Ken Penney declared a conflict of interest in item 11 Endorsing the expansion of the Manurewa Business Improvement District (BID) programme 2021/2022 and took no part in the discussion or voting on this matter. 

 

Member Ken Penney declared a conflict of interest in item 12 Manurewa Local Board consultation feedback and input into the 10-year Budget 2021-2031 and took no part in the discussion or voting on this matter. 

 

 

4          Confirmation of Minutes

 

Resolution number MR/2021/49

MOVED by Chairperson J Allan, seconded by Deputy Chairperson M Atama:  

That the Manurewa Local Board:

a)         confirm the ordinary minutes of its meeting, held on Thursday, 15 April 2021, as true and correct.

CARRIED

 

 

5          Leave of Absence

 

There were no leaves of absence.


 

 

6          Acknowledgements

 

6.1

Acknowledgement - Manurewa Rugby Football Club

 

Resolution number MR/2021/50

MOVED by Member D Pizzini, seconded by Member G Murphy:  

That the Manurewa Local Board:

a)         acknowledge the Manurewa Rugby Football Club centennary celebrations over ANZAC weekend.

CARRIED

 

 

6.2

Acknowledgement - Netball Manurewa

 

Resolution number MR/2021/51

MOVED by Deputy Chairperson M Atama, seconded by Member T Gorrie:  

That the Manurewa Local Board:

a)         acknowledge Netball Manurewa for celebrating their 50 year jubliee over ANZAC weekend.

CARRIED

 

 

7          Petitions

 

There were no petitions.

 

 

8          Deputations

 

There were no deputations.

 

 

9          Public Forum

 

There was no public forum.

 

 

10        Extraordinary Business

 

There was no extraordinary business.


 

 

 

11

Endorsing the expansion of the Manurewa Business Improvement District (BID) programme 2021/2022

 

Member Ken Penney declared a conflict of interest in item 11 Endorsing the expansion of the Manurewa Business Improvement District (BID) programme 2021/2022 and took no part in the discussion or voting on this matter. 

 

Resolution number MR/2021/52

MOVED by Chairperson J Allan, seconded by Member D Pizzini:  

That the Manurewa Local Board:

a)      approves the expansion of the Manurewa Business Improvement District (BID) programme and boundary map as shown in Attachment A.

CARRIED

 

 

12

Manurewa Local Board consultation feedback and input into the 10-year Budget 2021-2031

 

Member Ken Penney declared a conflict of interest in item 12 Manurewa Local Board consultation feedback and input into the 10-year Budget 2021-2031 and took no part in the discussion or voting on this matter. 

 

Resolution number MR/2021/53

MOVED by Chairperson J Allan, seconded by Member D Pizzini:  

That the Manurewa Local Board:

a)      receive consultation feedback on the proposed Manurewa Local Board priorities and activities for 2021/2022 and key advocacy initiatives for 2021-2031

b)      receive consultation feedback on regional topics in the 10-year Budget 2021-2031 from people and organisations based in the Manurewa local board area

c)         recommend an increase to the Business Improvement District targeted rate grant from $157,000 to $315,000 as of 1 July 2021 for the Manurewa Business Improvement District, following the successful expansion of the Manurewa Business Improvement District programme and boundary map, which results in Business Improvement District membership increase

d)        note that the Manurewa Business Improvement District targeted rate will be set as at a percentage against capital value, as at 1 July 2021

e)         approve the following advocacy initiatives for inclusion (as an appendix) to its 2021/2022 Local Board Agreement:

i)          funding in the 10-year budget to progress work at War Memorial Park, completed in stages that include sports field improvements, floodlighting and a multi-purpose community facility

ii)         reinstatement of the Local Board Transport Capital Fund to pre-COVID-19 levels

iii)       funding in the 10-year budget to create a community recycling centre in Manurewa, plus a recycling centre and a resource recovery park for the south in partnership with other local boards

iv)       ensuring that local boards have equitable access to regional funding such as the Natural Environment Targeted Rate and Water Quality Targeted Rate and that this is not conditional on using locally driven initiatives funding

f)          provide the following input on regional topics in the proposed 10-year Budget 2021-2031 to the Governing Body:

Topic

Feedback

Proposed investment package

·           The board supports the proposed $31 billion package of spending and investment over the next 10 years to enable continued delivery of key services and strong investment and renewed assets.

·           The board supports the proposed increase in average general rates of 5 per cent in FY 2021/2022 followed by 3.5 per cent thereafter. However, we note that continued uncertainty about the ongoing effects of COVID-19 on the global economy raises the question as to whether 3.5 per cent rate increases in later years will be sufficient to allow for continued provision of key services. We further note that we have not received financial advice regarding the risks and benefits of higher rate increases in later years.

·           The board supports increased council borrowing up to 290 per cent debt-to-revenue for three years then 270 per cent thereafter. We believe that council should continue to work with lenders and rating agencies to find prudent ways to increase council debt in the short term while revenue is still adversely affected due to COVID-19.

·           The board supports the proposed programme of selling non-strategic and non-service assets, provided that the relevant local boards are enabled to take part in the decision-making process, and that any such sales do not exacerbate issues of equity in the distribution of assets between local board areas.

Responding to climate change

·           The board supports the proposed $150 million of additional investment to accelerate climate change action.

·           This is an issue of importance for our community. Council’s 2019 climate change risk assessment rated most coastal areas of Manurewa very high on the climate change impact index, representing exposure and sensitivity to climate change, while most of Manurewa was rated as having a very low capacity to adapt to climate change.

·           The board supports the proposed planting of 11,000 more street trees. Manurewa has the third lowest tree canopy cover among the 16 urban Auckland local boards, with 12 per cent canopy cover. We have committed to do our part in restoring the urban forest canopy in our 2020 local board plan. Funding for these plantings should not be made conditional on use of local boards’ locally driven initiatives (LDI) funding.

·           The board supports expanding the zero-waste resource recovery network. We request that priority be given to locating a recycling centre in either Manurewa or Takanini, and a resource recovery parks in Wiri, which is one of the largest industrial areas in Aotearoa.

Responding

to housing and

growth

·           The board supports taking a targeted approach to infrastructure investment. However, we believe that this investment programme should address the need to upgrade older infrastructure in areas that are experiencing growth, in addition to creating infrastructure in areas of new development. This should not be limited to considering large Kāinga Ora developments. 

Protecting and

enhancing the

environment

·           The board supports the proposed extension and increase of the Water Quality Targeted Rate to allow for new projects to address poor water quality in the Manukau Harbour. We request that implementation of these projects commence as soon as possible, recognising the urgent need to address the current poor state of the Manukau.

·           We request that priority be given to funding the Puhinui Regeneration Project using the additional fund from the Water Quality Targeted rate.

·           We note that we have not received financial advice regarding whether the proposed 3.5 per cent increases to the Water Quality Targeted rate in later years of this budget are sufficient. Nor have we received advice on the risks and benefits of higher targeted rate increases in later years.

·           The board supports the proposed extension of the Natural Environment targeted rate. However, we believe that there are equity issues regarding access to funding from this targeted rate that need to be addressed. Local boards should not be required to use their LDI budget to access this funding.

Community investment

·           In principle, the board supports taking a more focused approach to community investment, targeting communities with the greatest need.

·           However, we note there is a lack of detail regarding how this approach would be carried out and what effects this would have across each local board area.

·           Local boards must be included as decision makers in any work on how alternative provision of community services might be achieved.

·           There is a danger that limiting the creation of new assets and facilities will exacerbate the existing equity gaps between local board areas. Application of this approach will therefore need to be flexible enough to consider the needs of different communities.

·           Development of this approach will also need to complement changes to local board funding recommended through the service levels and funding workstream of the Governance Framework Review.

·           The board believes that implementation of the new community investment approach should not commence until the new local board funding model has been introduced. This will reduce the risk of exacerbating existing equity gaps.

Rating policy

·           The board supports the proposed changes to the Urban Rating Area.

·           The board supports introducing the Electricity Network Resilience Targeted Rate.

·           The board supports removing library late return fines.

 

CARRIED

 

 

13

Auckland Transport – Regional Land Transport Programme 2021

 

Resolution number MR/2021/54

MOVED by Member K Penney, seconded by Chairperson J Allan:  

That the Manurewa Local Board:

a)      receive the Auckland Transport – Regional Land Transport Programme report

b)        provide the attached feedback on the Regional Land Transport Programme

c)         support investment in projects and programmes that encourage Aucklanders to switch to sustainable travel modes and reduce the increase in private vehicle travel associated with population growth

d)        request that Auckland Transport review its provision of bus services to and from Manurewa town centre to determine whether customer needs are being met

e)         request that Auckland Transport work with key stakeholders to progress the Manurewa town centre streetscape upgrade

f)          request that funding for provision of bus shelters be increased to allow for bus stops that currently have lower levels of patronage to have shelters installed

g)        request that Auckland Transport urgently commit resources to work with the board and other stakeholders to develop the site at 296 Great South Road to improve access to and amenity of Te Mahia station

h)        request that installation of the pedestrian crossing at 289 Great South Road be progressed as soon as possible

i)          request that the planned upgrades to Homai train station be carried out as soon as possible, consistent with Auckland Transport and KiwiRail’s planned improvement to rail services, and that gating of the level pedestrian crossings is prioritised to ensure the safety of station users

j)          request that Auckland Transport consider increased funding for provision of safe walking and cycling infrastructure in Manurewa, including budget allocation to allow for implementation of the Manurewa Local Paths plan

k)         request that safety and connectivity issues along the section of Great South Road between Beaumont’s Bridge and Takanini Interchange be addressed as part of the broader Drury to Papatoetoe Great South Road corridor issues

l)          request that Auckland Transport investigate providing a pedestrian and cycling bridge connection between Wattle Downs and Waiata Shores

m)       request that Auckland Transport look for opportunities as part of routine maintenance to improve accessibility for people with disabilities

n)        support implementation of the Coxhead Quadrant Residential Speed Management (RSM) project and request that Auckland Transport commences planning for further RSM projects in Manurewa

o)        request that priority be given to raising pedestrian crossings near schools to slow traffic movements and increase safety for children

p)        support lowering speed limits around all schools and encourage Auckland Transport to ensure that appropriate signage and road markings can be delivered as soon as this is implemented

q)        request that funding be allocated to increase the maintenance of our roads, and to address any backlog of maintenance work that is needed to bring our roads up to a high standard

r)         support the restoration of the Local Board Transport Capital Fund to its pre-COVID level of $20 million per year

s)         support the restoration of the Community Safety Fund and request that its Community Safety Fund project to signalise the intersection of Alfriston Road and Claude Road be implemented as soon as possible

t)          support funding the signalisation of the intersection of Hill Road and Grande Vue Road

u)        support additional funding for grade separation of rail crossings in Takanini.

CARRIED

 

Attachments

a     Manurewa Local Board feedback on the Regional Land Transport Programme

 

 

14

Approval for a new public road name at 172 Roscommon Road, Manurewa

 

Resolution number MR/2021/55

MOVED by Chairperson J Allan, seconded by Deputy Chairperson M Atama:  

That the Manurewa Local Board:

a)            approve the name Matukutūruru Road for the new public road created by way of subdivision at 172 Roscommon Road, Manurewa, in accordance with section 319(1)(j) of the Local Government Act 1974 (resource consent references BUN60354024 and SUB60344363)

b)            note that the name Matukutūruru Road

i)             was proposed by Ngāti Te Ata, and that Te Ākitai Waiohua has confirmed their support for this name to the board

ii)            recognises that the road is located adjacent to Matukutūruru, or Wiri Mountain, which continues to be a site of significant spiritual and cultural value to mana whenua after quarrying of the maunga

c)            note that the board’s preference is to encourage the use of road names that celebrate the Māori history and identity of Manurewa. This is consistent with Outcome Two of the Manurewa Local Board Plan 2020, ‘We are proud of our strong Māori identity and thriving Māori community,’ and with Auckland Council’s Māori Outcomes framework, Kia Ora Tāmaki Makaurau.

CARRIED

 

 

Note: At the chair’s discretion items 16, 17 and 18 were taken before item 15.

 

16

Decision-making responsibilities policy

 

Resolution number MR/2021/56

MOVED by Chairperson J Allan, seconded by Member K Penney:  

That the Manurewa Local Board:

a)      endorse the draft Decision-making Responsibilities of Auckland Council’s Governing Body and local boards policy, subject to the following feedback:

i)             the board thanks the Joint Governance Working Party for their work in carefully considering the issues put before them

ii)            the board supports the recommendations of the Joint Governance Working Party that:

1)            local boards be delegated approval for developing and approving area plans, provided the Governing Body can make its views known on such plans.

2)            local boards should hold decision-making responsibility over local purpose drainage reserves, provided such decisions are constrained to those that will not negatively affect the drainage functions within the reserve and stormwater network operations.

3)            the Decision-making Responsibilities of Auckland Council’s Governing Body and Local Boards Policy be amended to provide for the ability of local boards to tailor locally delivered projects within regional environmental programmes, subject to advice from staff on the types of projects that can be tailored.

4)            the Decision-making Responsibilities of Auckland Council’s Governing Body and Local Boards Policy provides explicit reference to health and safety obligations and requirements that local boards and Governing Body must consider in their decisions

5)            local boards can object to special liquor licence applications, enabled by an appropriate administrative process

iii)           the board supports having a process for resolving disputes relating to the allocation of decision-making for Auckland Council

iv)           the board supports the proposed further investigation and trialling of

1)            delegations from Auckland Transport on decision-making relating to street trading for roads and beaches, placemaking and urban design decisions

2)            identifying opportunities and non-regulatory decision-making elements in relation to town centres that the Governing Body can consider when making allocation

v)            the board requests further investigation as to how local boards can be allocated more decision-making or strengthened influence in respect of regional parks in their local board area, such as the Auckland Botanic Gardens

vi)           the board requests that delegations to local boards be accompanied by allocation of resources to support quality decision-making that empowers boards to give effect to them

vii)         the board requests that priority is given to implementing, as soon as is practicable, the new local board equity funding model developed through the Governance Framework Review that gives greater weight to deprivation and resolves the funding inequities of the past decade.

CARRIED

 

 

17

Animal Management Bylaw Statement of Proposal Attachment Update

 

Resolution number MR/2021/57

MOVED by Chairperson J Allan, seconded by Member T Gorrie:  

That the Manurewa Local Board:

a)      note the correct draft Statement of proposal attached to this report as Attachment A

b)      confirm its feedback as provided at the business meeting on 15 April 2021.

CARRIED

 

 

18        Consideration of Extraordinary Items

 

There was no consideration of extraordinary items.

 

 

15

Manurewa Local Board Grants Programme 2021/2022

 

Resolution number MR/2021/58

MOVED by Chairperson J Allan, seconded by Member K Penney:  

That the Manurewa Local Board:

a)      adopt the grants programme in principle and request further advice from staff on how grant round dates and periods can be aligned more closely with those used in financial year 2020/2021.

CARRIED

 

 

Member Dave Pizzini closed the meeting with a prayer.

 

 

6.52 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 Manurewa Local Board HELD ON

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

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