Puketāpapa Local Board

 

OPEN MINUTES

 

 

 

Minutes of an extraordinary meeting of the Puketāpapa Local Board held in the Local Board Office, 560 Mt Albert Road, Three Kings on Thursday, 6 May 2021 at 10.00am.

 

present

 

Chairperson

Julie Fairey

 

Deputy Chairperson

Jon Turner

 

Members

Harry Doig

 

 

Ella Kumar, JP

 

 

Fiona Lai

 

 

Bobby Shen

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


1              Welcome

 

The Chair opened the meeting and welcomed everyone present.

 

2              Apologies

 

There were no apologies.

 

3          Declaration of Interest

 

 

4

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

 

Canela Ferrara, Local Board Engagement Advisor was in attendance to speak to this report.  The officer noted a correction to this report on page 7: paragraph 34: Should read: “Key themes from those who did not support included”.  Correction to paragraph 35 should read: “Key themes from those who supported included”.

The amended page is attached to the Minutes.  A copy has been placed on the official minutes and is available as a Minute Attachment.

The motion was put in parts: clauses a) and b), clause c), clause d), clause e), clause f), clause g), clause h and clauses i) and )j.

 

Resolution number PKTPP/2021/52

MOVED by Chairperson J Fairey, seconded by Deputy Chairperson J Turner:  

That the Puketāpapa Local Board:

a)         receive consultation feedback on the proposed Puketāpapa 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 Puketāpapa Local Board area.

CARRIED

 

Resolution number PKTPP/2021/53

MOVED by Chairperson J Fairey, seconded by Deputy Chairperson J Turner:   

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

i)          Invest in living locally

A)        building on key moves from the Integrated Area Plan for parts of Puketapapa and Albert Eden by investing in support for local town centres, neighbourhood centres and public spaces for people to live more actively and locally, once it is formally adopted.

B)        valuing natural spaces and heritage, from trees to maunga

C)        ensuring we have quality urban neighbourhoods with effective infrastructure planning that includes our community’s views e.g. funding the new park that has been created by the Kāinga Ora development in Roskill South

D)        improving local connections to help people easily move around our community

E)        reflecting our cultural identities throughout our community

ii)         Maintain funding for two local projects from the previous Long-Term Plan:

A)        Construction of Stage Two of the Waikowhai Boardwalk (Bamfield Reserve to Taylors Bay)

B)        Investigation into the future of The Whare building (Monte Cecilia Park).

CARRIED

 

 

MOVED by Chairperson J Fairey, seconded by Deputy Chairperson J Turner:

That the Puketāpapa Local Board:

d)      provide the following input on the Proposed Investment Package regional topic in the proposed 10-year Budget 2021-2031 to the Governing Body:

i)        support a one-off 5 per cent increase in average general rates for 2021/2022, returning to 3.5 per cent thereafter.

 

MOVED by Member E Kumar, seconded by Member F Lai:

Moved an amendment to the original recommendation as follows:

d)         provide the following input on the Proposed Investment Package regional topic in the proposed 10-year Budget 2021-2031 to the Governing Body:

i)          support  the 3.5 per cent rates increase only and appropriate acknowledging and considering ongoing impacts of the COVID-19 global pandemic which puts a significant pressure upon the community.

Amendment LOST on voices.

 

The Chairperson, J Fairey put the substantive motion.

 

Resolution number PKTPP/2021/54

MOVED by Chairperson J Fairey, seconded by Deputy Chairperson J Turner:  

That the Puketāpapa Local Board:

d)        provide the following input on the Proposed Investment Package regional topic in the proposed 10-year Budget 2021-2031 to the Governing Body:

i)          support a one-off 5 per cent increase in average general rates for 2021/2022, returning to 3.5 per cent thereafter

ii)         note the financial pressure that some families are under and encourage community members, who need to, to use the rates relief programme.

A division was called for, voting on which was as follows:

For

Member H Doig

Chairperson J Fairey

Member B Shen

Deputy Chairperson J Turner

Against

Member E Kumar

Member F Lai

Abstained

 

The motion was declared carried by 4 votes to 2.

CARRIED

 

Resolution number PKTPP/2021/55

MOVED by Chairperson J Fairey, seconded by Deputy Chairperson J Turner:  

That the Puketāpapa Local Board:

e)         provide the following input on the Responding to Climate Change regional topic in the proposed 10-year Budget 2021-2031 to the Governing Body:

i)          support the proposal to fund $150 million of additional investment to accelerate our climate change actions, noting:

A)           that there was significant community feedback to indicate a willingness for greater investment in this area

B)           that the Puketāpapa Local Board has a Low Carbon Action Plan, which it invests in.  Any regional programmes need to be resourced to allow local delivery.

CARRIED

 

Resolution number PKTPP/2021/56

MOVED by Chairperson J Fairey, seconded by Deputy Chairperson J Turner:  

That the Puketāpapa Local Board:

f)     provide the following input on the Responding to Housing and Growth regional topic in the proposed 10-year Budget 2021-2031 to the Governing Body:

i)       acknowledge that the LTP is not likely to deliver funding to meet the infrastructure funding gap across Auckland to meet development demand.

ii)     support a focused approach to infrastructure funding with the LTP clearly signaling priority development/investment areas. This will unlock a range of housing types to suit the diverse situations of the community that is well connected without contributing to urban sprawl.

iii)    request that the priority areas should focus on high deprivation areas and on the current urban areas released for density in the Auckland Unitary Plan and areas of large-scale development funded by the Crown, including developments led by Kāinga Ora.  

iv)    note the need to ensure that the necessary social infrastructure is in place to promote community wellbeing.

CARRIED

 

NOTE:  Chairperson J Fairey adjourned the meeting at 11.09am.  The meeting reconvened at 11.15am.

 

 

 

Resolution number PKTPP/2021/57

MOVED by Chairperson J Fairey, seconded by Deputy Chairperson J Turner:  

That the Puketāpapa Local Board:

g)    provide the following input on the Community Investment regional topic in the proposed 10-year Budget 2021-2031 to the Governing Body:

i)       note that the feedback from the community reflected a lack of understanding of this question, particularly in terms of a lack of detail.

ii)     note that the LTP is not going to deliver the funding needed to completely meet the gap in community investment and asset servicing/development. 

iii)    support the proposal to investigate the consolidation of community facilities and services, increase leasing, partnerships or shared facility arrangements, and an increased focus on providing multi-use facilities and online services in the future.

iv)    note that with any consolidation proposal there needs to be careful community consultation. In some cases, there may need to be three levels of consultation:

A)   Regional network

B)   Local network

C)   A particular asset.

CARRIED

 

 

 

Resolution number PKTPP/2021/58

MOVED by Chairperson J Fairey, seconded by Deputy Chairperson J Turner:  

That the Puketāpapa Local Board:

h)        provide the following input on the Protecting and Enhancing the Environment regional topic in the proposed 10-year Budget 2021-2031 to the Governing Body:

i)       support the extension of the Water Quality Targeted Rate from 2028 to 2031.

ii)     support the increase of the Water Quality Targeted Rate in line with the projected average increase in general rates 5 per cent in 2021/2022 and 3.5 per cent each year thereafter.

iii)    seek an increased focus on investment from the Water Quality Targeted Rate in the Manukau Harbour, which has significant water quality issues and has been highlighted by Mana Whenua as a focus area.

iv)    support the extension of the Natural Environment Targeted Rate from 2028 to 2031, in particular investing in:

A)     Animal and pest plant control

B)     Support to grow community-led conservation and response climate change impacts on local ecosystems and species

v)     the local board would like to acknowledge the value of volunteers in this area of work and the efficiencies that can bring to Council’s operational costs.

CARRIED

 

Resolution number PKTPP/2021/59

MOVED by Chairperson J Fairey, seconded by Deputy Chairperson J Turner:   

That the Puketāpapa Local Board:

i)       provide the following input on the Rating Policy and Other Priorities regional topics in the proposed 10-year Budget 2021-2031 to the Governing Body:

i)       support removing library late return fines

ii)      support the Māori Outcomes fund and social investment proposals.

j)       thank Canela Ferrara and Mary Hay for their attendance.

CARRIED

 

 

 

Attachments

a     06 May 2021: Puketāpapa Local Board - Item 4.0 Local board consultation feedback and input into the 10-year Budget

 

 

5

Decision-making responsibilities policy

 

Resolution number PKTPP/2021/60

MOVED by Chairperson J Fairey, seconded by Member B Shen:  

That the Puketāpapa Local Board:

a)         deferred to the 20 May 2021 Puketāpapa Local Board Ordinary Business meeting.

CARRIED

 

 

6

Auckland Transport - Regional Land Transport Programme 2021

 

The Puketāpapa Local’s Board’s feedback document titled: “Feedback on: Auckland Transport – Regional Land Transport Programme 2021, 06 May 2021” was tabled and is attached as a Minute Attachment.

 

Resolution number PKTPP/2021/61

MOVED by Deputy Chairperson J Turner, seconded by Member H Doig:  

That the Puketāpapa Local Board:

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

b)        provide the feedback on the Regional Land Transport Programme that was tabled at the meeting by the Chair (entitled ‘Feedback on: Auckland Transport - Regional Land Transport Programme 2021, 6 May 2021’), in particular highlighting the following points:

i)          equity remains a major concern for the people in local communities living in conditions of high deprivation. The impact of poor public transport network, and barriers to uptake public transport affect people in this board area.

ii)         the Local Board Transport Capital Fund and the Community Safety Fund need to be reestablished. The board support the re-establishment of the full Local Board Transport Capital Fund, which was reduced in the Emergency Budget as this provides significant sources of funding for small local projects that would otherwise not be a priority for Auckland Transport. The board also supports the re-establishment of the previous Community Safety Fund allocated to local boards as boards had consulted on a number of projects with communities that could not be delivered when the funding was discontinued.

iii)       the investigation into a cycle link between Queenstown and Hillsborough Road needs to be reinstated. It was in the 2018 RLTP because of the important role this section plays in connecting the regional cycle network.

iv)       the Avondale-Southdown rail corridor needs to continue to be protected in the RLTP and for investigation into connecting it to the FTN.

v)         there needs to be investment into Climate Change response as a high priority focus. The RLTP as it stands does not meet the targets set out in Te Tāruke-ā-Tāwhiri (Auckland's Climate Plan) that are necessary to limit us to 1.5◦C.

vi)       the increase of green infrastructure in the transport corridor, such as rain gardens, needs to become standard in road design.

vii)      support the development of rapid transit down Dominion Road and other arterial routes.

viii)     there needs to be an increase in funding for footpath repairs and upgrades, including accessibility issues through Universal Design principles. Puketāpapa has low walkability scores and a legacy of underinvestment into footpaths.

ix)       there needs to be investment into the Auckland Housing Programme. There is  ongoing work in Mt Roskill that requires safety in walking and cycling to be considered as part of these infrastructure programs. 

x)         There needs to be investment into street trees as they play an important role in placemaking, reducing emissions and lowering temperatures, aligning with the local board’s Ngahere Strategy once it is adopted.

CARRIED

 

 

 

Attachments

a     20200513 Item 6.0 Local Board Feedback on Auckland Transport Regional Land Transport Programme 2021 dated 06 May 2021

 

 

7

Proposal to vary the Regional Fuel Tax scheme

 

Resolution number PKTPP/2021/62

MOVED by Deputy Chairperson J Turner, seconded by Member H Doig:  

That the Puketāpapa Local Board:

a)    receive the report on the proposed variation to the 2018 Regional Fuel Tax (RFT) scheme.

b)    support the following proposed variations to the RFT scheme

i)     increase local procurement – employ and train more Maori, Pasifika and low-income earners to exceed Auckland Transport’s 6 per cent social procurement target

ii)    ensure that staff procurement is done on the basis of the Living Wage commitment of Auckland Council

iii)   increase investment into footpath upgrades and maintenance, especially in areas with a legacy of underinvestment into footpaths.

c)    oppose the following proposed variations to the RFT scheme.

i)     the proposed reduction in funding ($40 million over the 2018-2028 period) under Project 9 – Active Transport. This will likely result in decreased investment in walking and cycling improvements across the region despite such infrastructure being included as part of other projects.

d)    note there are no additional project lines proposed in the RFT scheme.

e)    request that the following projects be added to the scheme:

i)     the reinstatement of Mt Albert Road as a ‘priority corridor’ as part of the Connected Communities program, noting its status as a Frequent Transit Network.

ii)    prioritisation of ‘brownfield’ areas under the “Supporting Growth Infrastructure” project including active transport and bus shelters.

f)     request the ability for Local Boards to pitch for projects that are paid for out of the RFT, particularly projects that improve safety and active transport.

 

CARRIED

 

 

8

Local Board feedback on the Transport and Infrastructure Select Committee inquiry into congestion pricing in Auckland

 

Resolution number PKTPP/2021/63

MOVED by Member E Kumar, seconded by Member F Lai:  

That the Puketāpapa Local Board:

a)         provide input into Auckland Council’s submission on the Transport and Infrastructure Select Committee inquiry into congestion pricing in Auckland.

b)        delegate to Chair, J Fairey on Thursday, 06 May 2021 to provide feedback by the deadline date of Monday,10 May 2021 to be included in the Auckland Council submission and to also be appended to this submission.

 

CARRIED

 

 

 

 

 

 

11.34 am                                            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 Puketāpapa Local Board HELD ON

 

 

 

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