I hereby give notice that an ordinary meeting of the Waitematā Local Board will be held on:

 

Date:

Time:

Meeting Room:

Venue:

 

Tuesday, 18 May 2021

1.00pm

Waitematā Local Board Office
Ground Floor
52 Swanson Street
Auckland

 

Waitematā Local Board

 

OPEN AGENDA

 

 

 

 

MEMBERSHIP

 

Chair

Richard Northey, (ONZM)

 

Deputy Chair

Alexandra Bonham

 

Members

Adriana Avendano Christie

 

 

Graeme Gunthorp

 

 

Kerrin Leoni

 

 

Julie Sandilands

 

 

Sarah Trotman, (ONZM)

 

 

(Quorum 4 members)

 

 

 

Priscila Firmo

Democracy Advisor

 

12 May 2021

 

Contact Telephone: (09) 353 9654

Email: Priscila.firmo@aucklandcouncil.govt.nz

Website: www.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz

 

 


 


Waitematā Local Board

18 May 2021

 

 

ITEM   TABLE OF CONTENTS                                                                                         PAGE

1          Welcome                                                                                                                         5

2          Apologies                                                                                                                        5

3          Declaration of Interest                                                                                                   5

4          Confirmation of Minutes                                                                                               5

5          Leave of Absence                                                                                                          5

6          Acknowledgements                                                                                                       5

7          Petitions                                                                                                                          5

8          Deputations                                                                                                                    5

8.1     Deputation - Sally-Anne Kerr from the Auckland Performing Arts Centre (TAPAC)                                                                                                                 5

8.2     Deputation - Soala Wilson                                                                                   6

9          Public Forum                                                                                                                  6

9.1     Public Forum                                                                                                        6

10        Extraordinary Business                                                                                                7

11        Ward Councillor's report                                                                                               9

12        Auckland Transport – Regional Land Transport Programme 2021                       31

13        Waitemata Accommodation Support Fund 2020/2021 grant allocations.           135

14        Waitemata Local Board Local Grants and Multiboard Round Two 2020/2021 grant allocations                                                                                                                  141

15        Endorsing Business Improvement District (BID) targeted rates for 2021/2022 153

16        Economic Development Action Plan: Draft for feedback                                     163

17        Downtown Car Park site - transport outcomes (Covering report)                       223

18        Local Board Views on Plan Change 60 - Open Space (2020) and Other Rezoning Matters                                                                                                                        225

19        Waitematā Local Board feedback on proposed changes to the Freedom Camping Act 2011                                                                                                                      233

20        Waitematā Local Board feedback on Central Government Submission – Congestion Charging                                                                                                                     241

21        Urgent decision - Selection process to appoint the local board representative to the Establishment Unit Board of the City Centre to Māngere light rail project        257

22        Auckland Unlimited Quarter 2 Performance Report                                              263

23        Chairperson's report                                                                                                 281

24        Board member reports                                                                                              307

25        Governance Forward Work Calendar                                                                      355

26        Waitematā Local Board workshop records                                                            359

27        Consideration of Extraordinary Items

 


1          Welcome

 

 

2          Apologies

 

At the close of the agenda no apologies had been received.

 

3          Declaration of Interest

 

Members are reminded of the need to be vigilant to stand aside from decision making when a conflict arises between their role as a member and any private or other external interest they might have.

 

4          Confirmation of Minutes

 

That the Waitematā Local Board:

a)         confirm the ordinary minutes of its meeting, held on Tuesday, 20 April 2021 and the extraordinary minutes of its meeting, held on Tuesday, 4 May 2021, as a true and correct record.

 

 

5          Leave of Absence

 

At the close of the agenda no requests for leave of absence had been received.

 

6          Acknowledgements

 

At the close of the agenda no requests for acknowledgements had been received.

 

7          Petitions

 

At the close of the agenda no requests to present petitions had been received.

 

8          Deputations

 

Standing Order 7.7 provides for deputations. Those applying for deputations are required to give seven working days notice of subject matter and applications are approved by the Chairperson of the Waitematā Local Board. This means that details relating to deputations can be included in the published agenda. Total speaking time per deputation is ten minutes or as resolved by the meeting.

 

8.1       Deputation - Sally-Anne Kerr from the Auckland Performing Arts Centre (TAPAC)

Te take mō te pūrongo

Purpose of the report

1.   To speak to the Waitematā Local Board about the continuation of the Arts Partnership between the local board and The Auckland Performing Arts Centre (TAPAC).

Whakarāpopototanga matua

Executive summary

2.   Sally-Anne Kerr will be in attendance to speak to the board about the continuation of the Arts Partnership between the board and TAPAC.

Ngā tūtohunga

Recommendation/s

That the Waitematā Local Board:

a)      receive the presentation and thank Sally-Anne Kerr, Executive Director TAPAC for her attendance.

 

 

8.2       Deputation - Soala Wilson

Te take mō te pūrongo

Purpose of the report

To speak to the Waitematā Local Board about the fiscal impact on city disruption to businesses.

Whakarāpopototanga matua

Executive summary

Soala Wilson will be in attendance to speak to the board about the fiscal impact on city disruption to businesses.

Ngā tūtohunga

Recommendation/s

That the Waitematā Local Board:

a)      receive the presentation and thank Soala Wilson for her attendance.

 

 

9          Public Forum

 

A period of time (approximately 30 minutes) is set aside for members of the public to address the meeting on matters within its delegated authority. A maximum of 3 minutes per item is allowed, following which there may be questions from members.

 

9.1       Public Forum

Te take mō te pūrongo

Purpose of the report

1.       To provide an opportunity for members of the public to address the 18 May 2021 Waitematā Local Board meeting.

Whakarāpopototanga matua

Executive summary

2.       Section 7.8 of the Waitematā Local Board’s set of Standing Orders provides for a member of the public to address a Waitematā Local Board meeting in its public forum section of the meeting.

3.       Formal approval from the Chair is not required.

Time

4.       A period of up to 30 minutes, or such other time as the local board or any of its committees may determine, will be set aside for a public forum at the commencement of meetings of the local board which are open to the public.

5.       Each speaker during the public forum section of a meeting may speak for three minutes.

6.       Standing orders may be suspended on a vote of not less than 75 per cent of those present to extend the period of public participation or the period any speaker is allowed to speak.

7.       This Standing Order does not apply to inaugural meetings and, where not appropriate, extraordinary meetings or a special consultative procedure.

Subjects of public forum

8.       The public forum is to be confined to those items falling within the scope or functions of that local board or committee. Speakers must not speak about a matter that is under judicial consideration or subject to a quasi-judicial process.

Questions of speakers during public forum

9.       With the permission of the chairperson, members may ask questions of speakers during the period reserved for public forum. Questions by members, if permitted, are to be confined to obtaining information or clarification on matters raised by the speaker.

10.     Members may not debate any matter raised during the public forum session that is not on the agenda for the meeting, or take any action in relation to it, other than through the usual procedures for extraordinary business if the matter is urgent.

11.     The meeting may not make any resolution on issues raised in public forum except to refer the matter to a future meeting, or to another committee, or to the chief executive for investigation.

12.     [Note: s 76 – 81, LGA 2002, regarding decision-making]

Language for speeches

13.     A member of the public may address a meeting in English, Māori or New Zealand Sign Language. However, the person should advise the chairperson of their intention to speak in a language other than English at least two clear working days before the meeting.

14.     Where practical, Auckland Council will arrange for a translator to be present at the meeting. The chairperson may also order the speech and any accompanying documents to be translated and printed in English or Māori or another language.

Chairperson’s discretion

15.     The chairperson may:

·   direct a speaker to a different committee if they consider this more appropriate, given the proposed subject matter

·   prohibit a speaker from speaking if they are offensive, repetitious or vexatious, or otherwise breach these standing orders.

Ngā tūtohunga

Recommendation/s

That the Waitematā Local Board:

a)      thank all public forum speakers for their presentations and attendance at the meeting.

 

 

10        Extraordinary Business

 

Section 46A(7) of the Local Government Official Information and Meetings Act 1987 (as amended) states:

 

“An item that is not on the agenda for a meeting may be dealt with at that meeting if-

 

(a)        The local authority by resolution so decides; and

 

(b)        The presiding member explains at the meeting, at a time when it is open to the public,-

 

(i)         The reason why the item is not on the agenda; and

 

(ii)        The reason why the discussion of the item cannot be delayed until a subsequent meeting.”

 

Section 46A(7A) of the Local Government Official Information and Meetings Act 1987 (as amended) states:

 

“Where an item is not on the agenda for a meeting,-

 

(a)        That item may be discussed at that meeting if-

 

(i)         That item is a minor matter relating to the general business of the local authority; and

 

(ii)        the presiding member explains at the beginning of the meeting, at a time when it is open to the public, that the item will be discussed at the meeting; but

 

(b)        no resolution, decision or recommendation may be made in respect of that item except to refer that item to a subsequent meeting of the local authority for further discussion.”


Waitematā Local Board

18 May 2021

 

 

Ward Councillor's report

File No.: CP2021/05455

 

  

 

Te take mō te pūrongo

Purpose of the report

1.       To provide the opportunity for Waitematā and Gulf Ward Councillor Pippa Coom, Ōrākei Ward Councillor Desley Simpson and Albert-Eden Roskill Ward Councillors Christine Fletcher and Cathy Casey to update the local board on regional issues that they have been involved with since the previous local board meeting.

Whakarāpopototanga matua

Executive summary

2.       Waitematā Local Board’s Standing Orders clauses 5.1.1 and 5.1.2 provide provision in the local board meeting for Governing Body members to update their local board counterparts on regional matters of interest to the local board, or on any matter the Governing Body member wishes to raise with the local board.

 

Ngā tūtohunga

Recommendation/s

That the Waitematā Local Board:

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

 

Ngā tāpirihanga

Attachments

No.

Title

Page

a

Ward Councillor P Coom May 2021 report

11

      

Ngā kaihaina

Signatories

Author

Priscila Firmo - Democracy Advisor

Authoriser

Trina Thompson - Local Area Manager

 


Waitematā Local Board

18 May 2021

 

 

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Waitematā Local Board

18 May 2021

 

 

Auckland Transport – Regional Land Transport Programme 2021

File No.: CP2021/06026

 

  

 

Te take mō te pūrongo

Purpose of the report

1.         The purpose of this report is to outline the outcomes of the proposed Regional Land Transport Programme (RLTP) in the local board area and provide an opportunity for the board to resolve feedback for the attention of the Governing Body and the Regional Transport Committee.

Whakarāpopototanga matua

Executive summary

1.       This report covers:

·    A summary of what the RLTP (Attachment B) is and the process of its development.

·    A summary of what projects and programmes are planned for the local board area.

 

Ngā tūtohunga

Recommendation/s

That the Waitematā Local Board:

a)      provide feedback on the Regional Land Transport Programme as per Attachment A to this report.

 

Horopaki

Context

2.       The RLTP is a 10-year investment programme for transport in Auckland. It includes the activities of Auckland Transport, Waka Kotahi New Zealand Transport Agency (Waka Kotahi) and KiwiRail.

3.       It is reviewed and publicly consulted on every three years in a process led by the Auckland Regional Transport Committee (RTC).

4.       The RTC is comprised of members of the AT Board and representatives from Waka Kotahi and KiwiRail. During the review process the RTC seeks the views of Auckland’s elected representatives through the Governing Body. The AT Board is responsible for the final approving of the RLTP.

5.       The RLTP is the end product of a number of different local and central government processes and plans:

· Auckland Transport Alignment Project (ATAP)

· The Auckland Plan 2050

· Auckland Council’s Long-Term Plan (LTP)

· National Land Transport Programme (NLTP)

· Government Policy Statement on Land Transport (GPS)

6.       It is worth noting that AT is not party to ATAP discussions but that the direction expressed in this document is a key driver for outcomes in the RLTP. Likewise, the LTP sets funding levels for key programmes in the RLTP, such as the Local Board Transport Capital Fund.

7.       The current transport programme is set out in the 2018 RLTP. This saw the introduction of the Regional Fuel Tax (RFT), that provided an additional $1.5bn of direct revenue over 10 years. Including the RFT, the 2018 RLTP anticipated a $10 billion capital programme over ten years.

8.       While the 2018 RLTP programme provided a sound investment base there have been an increasing number of challenges requiring attention in the 2021 RLTP. These include:

·     The impact of growth and other demands creating a need for increased investment in upgrading existing infrastructure and for new investment to support growth

·     A need for increased investment to ensure transport plays its role in meeting overall greenhouse gas reduction targets

·     Continuing to invest in public transport and to accelerate cycling network completion to support mode change

·     A need to deliver further investment to support vision zero goals to provide reductions in deaths and serious injuries

·     An increasing need for more responsive investment in the transport network at a local level.

9.       Unfortunately, the response to these challenges is tempered by the impact of Council’s Emergency Budget, the effect of Covid-19 on public transport fares (leading to reduced operational funding for AT), and a strong likelihood that Waka Kotahi funding will not reach previously assumed levels.

10.     It has been assessed that about 95per cent of the available funding from Council and Government is needed to run the transport system, maintain the quality of the system (renewals and maintenance) and deliver committed/contracted /under construction projects. This means that there is very little headroom for new investment and that there will be hard trade-offs, including the deferring of many important projects. 

11.     At its meeting on 11 March the Planning Committee unanimously endorsed the draft RLTP.  ATAP itself was released on Friday 12 March. The RTC formally approved the draft RLTP for public consultation at its meeting on 23 March 2021.

12.     The current timeline for development of the RLTP is as follows:

Date

Action

23 March

RTC considers draft RLTP for public consultation

29 March-2 May

Proposed dates for public consultation

May

Evaluation of public consultation

27 May

RTC review final draft RLTP

3 June

Governing Body review RLTP for endorsement

June

AT Board reviews RLTP for final approval

01 July

RLTP operational

 

13.     As a regional programme it is appropriate that the primary engagement focus sits with the Governing Body through the Planning Committee.

14.     However, as the RLTP has important local impacts AT recognizes the importance of seeking local board views to ensure these are included in the information given to the RTC and Governing Body to inform their decision making. To this end, AT has the following engagement planned:

Date

LB Engagement

15 Feb

AT attended the Chairs Forum to give an overview on the RLTP process, to outline how the RLTP is put together and finally what the process is for LB input.

29 March – 2 May

Workshops with all local boards to discuss the RLTP.

4 – 18 May

AT will write reports for local boards to pass resolutions to officially record their feedback on the RLTP.

3 June

Local boards could use their statutory input slot at a Governing Body Meeting (Planning Committee) to give their views on the RLTP.

 

Tātaritanga me ngā tohutohu

Analysis and advice

15.      The draft Long-term Plan proposal is to reinstate the Local Board Transport Capital fund back up to $20 million per annum for the next ten years. On this basis the proposed RLTP includes $200 million for Local Board initiatives. However, it should be noted that this is contingent on the Mayor’s proposed rates increase of 5per cent.

16.      The below tables summarises projects that are planned to be delivered in the Local Board area and surrounding areas and could be of benefit to residents from Waitematā Local Board area.

#

AT Projects

Duration

10 Year Capital Expenditure ($M)

19

Northwest Bus Improvements

2021/22 - 2022/23

85.0

56

Downtown Crossover Bus Facilities

2026/27 - 2030/31

220.0

57

Wynyard Quarter Integrated Road Programme

2022/23 - 2024/25

46.1

61

Midtown Bus Improvements

2021/22 - 2030/31

131.7

62

Albert and Vincent Street Bus Priority Improvements

2027/28 - 2030/31

8.1

63

CRL Roadside Projects

2022/23 - 2023/24

7.3

66

Carrington Road Improvements

2026/27 - 2030/31

54.6

72

Downtown Ferry Basin Redevelopment

2021/22

2.0

 

17.      The below tables summarises projects within larger programmes, that are planned to be delivered in the local board area and surrounding areas and could be of benefit to residents from Waitematā.

#

Project from a Programme

Underlying Programme

23

Point Chevalier to Westmere, Waitematā Safe Routes and Great North Road

Urban Cycleways (AT)

29

Symonds Street, New North Road, Sandringham Road, Mt Eden Road, Ponsonby Road and Great North Road corridors

Connected Communities (AT)

58

Fanshawe Street

Safety (AT)

59

Hobson Street / Nelson Street

Safety (AT)

60

The Strand Special Vehicle Lane

Network Performance / Optimisation

 

18.      The below table summarizes projects being delivered by Waka Kotahi that are planned to be delivered in the local board area and surrounding areas and could be of benefit to residents from Waitematā.

 

Non-AT Projects

Responsible Agency

10 Year Capital Expenditure ($M)

24

Northern Pathway (Westhaven to Akoranga)

Waka Kotahi

360.0

41

Wiri to Quay Park

KiwiRail

209.0

63

City Rail Link

CRLL

2,600.0

 

19.      The below maps correspond to the above tables and shows the location of the projects:

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20.    The below table outlines objectives from the local board plan that are approached in the RLTP

Objectives

RLTP outcomes

Improve safety for all road users particularly around schools.

The RLTP includes:

·      Over $650million of AT investment to deliver the AT Safety Programme, which will deliver improvements targeted towards speed management, high risk intersections, high risk corridors and vulnerable road users.

·      $100 million for minor improvements across the network.

·      $193 million of Waka Kotahi investment to deliver the state highway Safer Networks Programme.

·      Operational funding for the ongoing delivery of the Bike Safe programme which teaches primary, intermediate and secondary school children how to ride their bike safely.

·      It also includes Continued investment in the AT Community Bike Fund which supports communities and groups delivering activities, events and projects that encourage more people to ride bikes more often.

·      Operational funding to continue delivery of the Travelwise Programme, an innovative schools-based programme that aims to improve road safety and reduce the number of vehicles driving to and from school at peak times to help reduce congestion.

Connect our transport network to allow for multiple transport modes.

The rapid transit network (RTN) is a key investment priority and forms the largest category of capital investment in this RLTP.

The proposed transport programme in this RLTP will deliver a step-change in the coverage and performance of the RTN over the next 10 years.

Provide connected network of parks, open spaces and streets.

Over $300 million is allocated to delivering AT’s On-going Cycling Programme, which is intended to follow the completion of the Urban Cycleways Programme early in the RLTP period. This is in addition to the allocation to cycling included in the Connected Communities programme.

This programme is expected to deliver 200km of new and upgraded cycleways and shared paths across the region by 2031, the majority of which is included as part of the strategic cycling network. Between 100km-125km of new cycleways will be generated from AT, 15km from Auckland Council and 59km from Waka Kotahi. Some existing cycle lanes will also be retrofitted with appropriate safety barriers.

$49 million to continue delivering new footpaths in high priority locations.

Increase walking, cycling, micromobility transport and green corridors to connect our communities.

A new $30 million programme for minor improvements for cycling and micromobility. A key element of this package will be delivering ‘pop up cycleways’ which will retrofit a range of existing painted cycle lanes with appropriate safety barriers. This programme will also address other issues on the existing cycling network to improve useability and enhance safety.

Ongoing funding for a programme of tactical urbanism initiatives such as those brought to life through Waka Kotahi’s Innovating Streets Programme.

Tauākī whakaaweawe āhuarangi

Climate impact statement

21.     The approach set out in the RLTP conforms with the direction expressed by Council through the Long-term Plan. However, AT notes that far more needs to be done to reach the Auckland Council climate change emissions targets.

22.     This investment programme is only one of a comprehensive set of measures needed to reduce transport emissions. The RLTP does not exist to set government policy and additional measures are needed that are beyond its scope to implement. A comprehensive approach to emission reduction will therefore require a range of actions from across government and industry sector.

23.     In the context of this challenge, Auckland needs a Climate Plan for its transport system which sets out the preferred pathway to meeting Auckland Councils emissions targets. This plan, along with a Climate Change Programme Business Case will be developed as part of this RLTP.

Ngā whakaaweawe me ngā tirohanga a te rōpū Kaunihera

Council group impacts and views

24.     The RLTP is the product of several Auckland Council processes and plans including:

·        Auckland Transport Alignment Project (ATAP)

·        The Auckland Plan 2050

·        Auckland Council’s Long-term Plan (LTP)

Ngā whakaaweawe ā-rohe me ngā tirohanga a te poari ā-rohe

Local impacts and local board views

25.    Auckland Transport has used local board plans to inform the development of the RLTP.

26.    Opportunities for local boards to engage on the RLTP have included:

·    Chair’s Forum on the 15 February 2021

·    A workshop with the Waitematā Local Board on the 13 April 2021

·    Highlighting the opportunities for local board feedback to the Governing Body

Tauākī whakaaweawe Māori

Māori impact statement

27.     Iwi and mataawaka have been engaged through AT’s Maori engagement team.

Ngā ritenga ā-pūtea

Financial implications

 

28.     The are no direct financial implications for the local board in receiving this report.

29.     Local board feedback on the RLTP and any changes made as a result of that feedback could have financial implications depending on that feedback. Further information about AT’s priorities for funding and implications of changes to funding levels can be found on page 80 of the RLTP consultation document.

Ngā raru tūpono me ngā whakamaurutanga

Risks and mitigations

30.     AT’s capital programme within the RLTP is contingent on the Mayor’s proposed rates increase of 5 per cent. If this is not adopted there will be significant impacts on plan.

Ngā koringa ā-muri

Next steps

31.     Once the local boards have resolved their feedback on the RLTP, AT will review all feedback from local boards and the public. This feedback, and any proposed changes, will be compiled into a feedback report for the consideration of the Governing Body and the Regional Transport Committee. 


 

 

Ngā tāpirihanga

Attachments

No.

Title

Page

a

RLTP local board feedback sheet

41

b

Draft RLTP 2021 - 2031

47

     

Ngā kaihaina

Signatories

Author

Ben Stallworthy - Elected Member Relationship Manager

Authorisers

Hamish Bunn - GM Investment, Planning & Policy, Auckland Transport

Trina Thompson - Local Area Manager

 


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Waitematā Local Board

18 May 2021

 

 

Waitematā Accommodation Support Fund 2020/2021 grant allocations

File No.: CP2021/05524

 

  

 

Te take mō te pūrongo

Purpose of the report

1.       To fund, part-fund or decline the applications received for Waitematā Accommodation Support Fund 2020/2021.

Whakarāpopototanga matua

Executive summary

2.       This report presents applications received in Waitematā Accommodation Support Fund 2020/2021 (Attachment A).

3.       The Waitematā Local Board adopted the Waitematā Local Grants Programme 2020/2021 on 19 May 2020. The document sets application guidelines for contestable grants submitted to the local board (Attachment B)

4.       The local board has set a total of Accommodation Grants budget of $125,000 for the 2020/2021 financial year.

5.       Twenty-eight applications have been received for Accommodation Support Fund 2020/2021, requesting a total of $302,754.13

 

Ngā tūtohunga

Recommendation/s

That the Waitematā Local Board:

a) agree to fund, part-fund or decline each application received for the Waitematā Local Grants Round Two, listed in Table One.

Application ID

Organisation 

Accommodation Location

Total Amount Requested

Eligibility

ASF202101

Te Karanga Charitable Trust

169 Karangahape Rd
Auckland Central Auckland 1010
New Zealand

$10,400.00

Eligible

ASF202102

NZ Society of Authors Te Puni Kaituhi o Aotearoa (PEN NZ) Inc

Level 6,
21 Como Street,
Takapuna. Auckland 0626
New Zealand

$5,000.00

Eligible

ASF202103

Nightsong

283 Karangahape Rd
Auckland Central Auckland 1010
New Zealand

$6,000.00

Eligible

ASF202105

Auckland Writers' and Readers' Festival Charitable Trust

Suite 9A Wellesley Centre
44-52 Wellesley Street
Auckland Central Auckland 1010
New Zealand

$5,000.00

Eligible

ASF202107

The Yes And Trust

51 MacKelvie St
Auckland Central
Grey Lynn Auckland 1010
New Zealand

$20,000.00

Eligible

ASF202108

The New Zealand Comedy Trust

Level 1
321 Queen Street
Auckland CBD Auckland 1010
New Zealand

$13,000.00

Eligible

ASF202109

Massive Company Trust

Suite 2, Level 2, 10 New North Rd
Villa Dalmacija building
Eden Terrace Auckland 1022
New Zealand

$10,400.00

Eligible

ASF202110

The Auckland YMCA Marathon Club Inc.

149 Greys Ave
Auckland Central Auckland 1010
New Zealand

$5,800.00

Eligible

ASF202111

Artspace (Aotearoa) Trust

292 Karangahape Rd
Auckland Central Auckland 1010
New Zealand

$20,000.00

Eligible

ASF202112

Show Me Shorts Film Festival Trust Board

147 Great North Rd
Grey Lynn Auckland 1021
New Zealand

$6,998.13

Eligible

ASF202114

Body Positive Incorporated

1/3 Poynton Ter
Auckland Central Auckland 1010
New Zealand

$20,000.00

Eligible

ASF202115

The Basement Theatre Trust

Level 1, 323 Queen Street
Auckland City Auckland 1141
New Zealand

$10,000.00

Eligible

ASF202116

Raukatauri Music Therapy Trust

5 Carlton Gore Rd
Symonds Street
Grafton Auckland 1023
New Zealand

$19,990.00

Eligible

ASF202117

Hackland Incorporated

21 Newton Rd
Grey Lynn Auckland 1010
New Zealand

$18,874.00

Eligible

ASF202118

The New Zealand Dance Advancement Trust

113 Wellesley St W
Auckland Central Auckland 1010
New Zealand

$15,681.00

Eligible

ASF202119

The Royal New Zealand Foundation of the Blind

4 Maunsell Rd
Parnell Auckland 1052
New Zealand

$15,000.00

Eligible

ASF202120

Indian Ink Trust

Level 1, 323 Queen Street
Auckland Central
Auckland  1010
New Zealand

$5,000.00

Eligible

ASF202121

Auckland Regional Migrant Services Charitable Trust

Level 2, 8 Virginia Ave East
Eden Terrace Auckland 1021
New Zealand

$8,160.00

Eligible

ASF202122

Audio Foundation

4 Poynton Ter
Auckland Central Auckland 1010
New Zealand

$10,000.00

Eligible

ASF202123

Objectspace

13 Rose Rd
Grey Lynn Auckland 1021
New Zealand

$16,460.00

Eligible

ASF202124

Auckland Youth Orchestra Inc.

C/- St Peter's College Music Department
23 Mountain Rd
Grafton Auckland 1023
New Zealand

$1,800.00

Eligible

ASF202125

The Actors` Program

283 Karangahape Rd
Newton Auckland 1010
New Zealand

$10,000.00

Eligible

ASF202126

Rainbow Youth Incorporated

11 Edinburgh St
Level 1
Auckland Central Auckland 1010
New Zealand

$20,000.00

Eligible

ASF202127

The Grey Lynn Business Association

Halsey St
Auckland Central Auckland 1010
New Zealand

$2,500.00

Eligible

ASF202128

The Foundation for Peace Studies Aotearoa/New Zealand (The Peace Foundation)

78 Pitt Street
Level 2
CBD Auckland 1010
New Zealand

$16,332.00

Eligible

ASF202129

Action Education Incorporated

13 Maidstone St
Grey Lynn Auckland 1021
New Zealand

$3,204.00

Eligible

ASF202130

Fun and Games Toy Library Incorporated

446 Parnell Rd
Parnell Auckland 1052
New Zealand

$5,335.00

Eligible

ASF202132

K' Road Chronicle

Great North Rd
Western Springs Auckland 1022
New Zealand

$1,820.00

Eligible

Total

$302,754.13

 

 

 

Horopaki

Context

6.       The local board allocates grants to groups and organisations delivering projects, activities and services that benefit Aucklanders and contribute to the vision of being a world class city.

7.       Auckland Council Community Grants Policy supports each local board to adopt a grants programme.

8.       The local board grants programme sets out:

·     local board priorities

·     lower priorities for funding

·     exclusions

·     grant types, the number of grant rounds and when these will open and close

·     any additional accountability requirements.

 

9.       The Waitematā Local Board adopted their grants programme for 2020/2021 on 19 May 2020 and will operate one accommodation grant round for this financial year.

10.     Community organizations can apply for accommodation grants to cover rental and/or lease payments, Auckland Council rates and regular, ongoing venue hire costs.

11.     Accommodation costs applied for are for the following financial year starting 1 July.

12.     The community grant programmes have been extensively advertised through the council grants webpage, local board webpages, local board e-newsletters, Facebook pages, council publications and community networks.

Tātaritanga me ngā tohutohu

Analysis and advice

13.     The aim of the local board grant programme is to deliver projects and activities which align with the outcomes identified in the local board plan. All applications have been assessed utilising the Community Grants Policy and the local board grant programme criteria. The eligibility of each application is identified in the report recommendations.

Tauākī whakaaweawe āhuarangi

Climate impact statement 

14.     The local board grants programme aims to respond to Auckland Council’s commitment to address climate change by providing grants to individuals and groups for projects that support and enable community climate action. Community climate action involves reducing or responding to climate change by local residents in a locally relevant way.

15.     Local board grants can contribute to expanding climate action by supporting projects that reduce carbon emissions and increase community resilience to climate impacts. Examples of projects include local food production and food waste reduction; decreasing access to single-occupancy transport options, home energy efficiency and community renewable energy generation; local tree planting and streamside revegetation; and education about sustainable lifestyle choices that reduce carbon footprints.

Ngā whakaaweawe me ngā tirohanga a te rōpū Kaunihera

Council group impacts and views

16.     Based on the main focus of an application, a subject matter expert from the relevant department will provide input and advice. The main focus of an application is identified as arts, community, events, sport and recreation, environment or heritage.

17.     The grants programme has no identified impacts on council-controlled organisations and therefore their views are not required.

Ngā whakaaweawe ā-rohe me ngā tirohanga a te poari ā-rohe

Local impacts and local board views

18.     Local boards are responsible for the decision-making and allocation of local board community grants. The Waitematā Local Board is required to fund, part-fund or decline these grant applications against the local board priorities identified in the local board grant programme.

19.     The local board is requested to note that section 48 of the Community Grants Policy states; ‘we will also provide feedback to unsuccessful grant applicants about why they have been declined, so they will know what they can do to increase their chances of success next time’.

20.     A summary of each application received through Waitematā Accommodation Support Fund 2020/2021 is provided (refer Attachment B).

Tauākī whakaaweawe Māori

Māori impact statement

21.     The local board grants programme aims to respond to Auckland Council’s commitment to improving Maori wellbeing by providing grants to individuals and groups who deliver positive outcomes for Maori. Auckland Council’s Maori Responsiveness Unit has provided input and support towards the development of the community grant processes.

Ngā ritenga ā-pūtea

Financial implications

22.     The allocation of grants to community groups is within the adopted Long-term Plan 2018-2028 and local board agreements.

23.     The local board has set a total of Accommodation Grants budget of $125,000 for the 2020/2021 financial year.

24.     Relevant staff from Auckland Council’s Finance Department have been fully involved in the development of all local board work programmes, including financial information in this report, and have not identified any financial implications.

Ngā raru tūpono me ngā whakamaurutanga

Risks and mitigations

25.     The allocation of grants occurs within the guidelines and criteria of the Community Grants Policy and the local board grants programme. The assessment process has identified that a low risk associated with funding the applications in this round.

Ngā koringa ā-muri

Next steps

26.     Following the Waitematā Local Board allocation of funding for the Accommodation Support Fund, staff will notify the applicants of the local board’s decision.

 

Ngā tāpirihanga

Attachments

No.

Title

Page

a

Waitematā Grants Programme 2020/2021 (Under Separate Cover)

 

b

Waitematā Accommodation Grants 2020/2021 grant applications (Under Separate Cover)

 

     

Ngā kaihaina

Signatories

Author

Ruchita Patel - Grants Advisor

Authorisers

Marion Davies - Grants and Incentives Manager

Trina Thompson - Local Area Manager

 


Waitematā Local Board

18 May 2021

 

 

Waitematā Local Board Local Grants and Multiboard Round Two 2020/2021 grant allocations

File No.: CP2021/04679

 

  

 

Te take mō te pūrongo

Purpose of the report

1.       To fund, part-fund or decline the applications received for Waitematā Local Grants, Round Two and Multi-board Local Grants Round Two 2020/2021.

Whakarāpopototanga matua

Executive summary

2.       This report presents applications received in Waitematā Local Grants, Round Two and Multi-board Local Grants Round Two 2020/2021 (Attachment B)

3.       The Waitematā Local Board adopted the Waitematā Local Grants Programme 2020/2021 on 19 May 2020. The document sets application guidelines for contestable grants submitted to the local board (Attachment A)

4.       The local board set a total community grants budget of $150,003 for the 2020/2021 financial year. The local board allocated $57,800 in Local Grants Round One 2020/2021 and $16,800 Quick Response Grants Round One. This left a total of $75,403.00

5.       At the 20 April 2021 business meeting the Waitematā Local Board approved the reallocation of $7,000 for the Franklin Road Christmas Lights event (WTM/2021/66), $5,000 from the Business Growth Accelerator project (WTM/2021/66), and $5,775 from the film permit revenue, to the community grant budget. This leaves a total of $93,178 to be allocated to the local, multiboard and quick response grant rounds.

6.       Twenty-eight applications have been received for Local Grants Round Two 2020/2021 and 13 applications for Multi-board Local Grants Round Two 2020/2021, requesting a total of $246,547.31

 

Ngā tūtohunga

Recommendation/s

That the Waitematā Local Board:

a)      agree to fund, part-fund or decline each application received for the Waitematā Local Grants Round Two, listed in Table One.

Application ID

Organisation

Main focus

Requesting funding for

Amount requested

Eligibility

LG2120-201

UpsideDowns Education Trust

Community

Towards speech and language therapy for one year

$3,000.00

Eligible

LG2120-204

Melissa Ramdin

Community

Towards buying food containers, cups and cutlery

$1,000.00

Eligible

LG2120-207

Auckland Paraplegic and Physically Disabled Association Incorporated

Sport and recreation

Towards venue hire, event promotions and wages

$2,671.64

Eligible

LG2120-210

Auckland University Fencing Club Incorporated

Sport and recreation

Towards venue hire and coaches for 14 weeks

$4,360.00

Eligible

LG2120-211

Auckland Table Tennis Association

Sport and recreation

Towards development coach and competitions manager fees for “Tables in Communities” project and table tennis tables

$7,300.00

Eligible

LG2120-216

St Columba Anglican Church and Community Centre

Community

Towards the purchase of tables and chairs for the community centre

$7,500.00

Eligible

LG2120-218

Doughnut Economics Advocates New Zealand (DEANZ)

Environment

Towards installing three composting bins at the south-western corner of Newton Central School for the urban composting and community garden project

$7,500.00

Eligible

LG2120-220

Koha Apparel

Community

Towards development of the website and additional pop-up equipment

$7,500.00

Eligible

LG2120-222

Point Chevalier Social Enterprise Trust

Historic Heritage

Toward the upgrade of the Maori Hall

$7,500.00

Eligible

LG2120-223

Action Education

Arts and culture

Towards the cost to run a spoken word workshop including travel, administration, supervision, equipment and resources

$5,000.00

Eligible

LG2120-224

Carers New Zealand Trust

Community

Towards providing resources for carers and the vulnerable in the Waitemata Local Board area

$7,500.00

Eligible

LG2120-226

The New Zealand Symphony Orchestra Foundation (NZSOF)

Arts and culture

Towards the venue hire for NZSO's Festival concerts including 'Ngā Hihi O Matariki' at the Auckland Town Hall

$7,500.00

Eligible

LG2120-227

Show Me Shorts Film Festival Trust Board

Arts and culture

Towards the cost of programming, printed promotional collateral, event and venue costs for staging the opening night and the awards night

$4,917.99

Eligible

LG2120-229

Mannan Saiyed

Arts and culture

Towards crew donations and recording studio hire for recording “the scratch” as a play

$1,000.00

Eligible

LG2120-230

Kelmarna Community Garden Trust

Community and  Environment

Towards a market garden, growing local food through “Community Supported Agriculture”

$7,097.76

Eligible

LG2120-231

Raukatauri Music Therapy Trust

Community

Towards  furnishings and renovations of the Raukatauri Music Therapy centre in Grafton

$7,483.92

Eligible

LG2120-232

Badminton New Zealand

Sport and recreation

Towards venue hire and shuttlecocks for the National 'Under 13' and 'Under 17' badminton championships from 22-25 July 2021

$5,000.00

Eligible

LG2120-233

Gabriel Gati

Events

Towards the event traffic management plan, music and the activation of Rose Road pedestrian plaza activation through carnival days

$7,000.00

Eligible

LG2120-234

Auckland Basketball Services Limited

Sport and recreation

Towards venue hire at the Pitt St YMCA for the Waitematā junior and community development programme

$7,500.00

Eligible

LG2120-235

Youthline Auckland Charitable Trust

Community

Towards training and management for the volunteer counsellors who staff the Youthline Helpline in support of young people in the area

$7,500.00

Eligible

LG2120-236

Community Projects Charitable Trust

Events

Towards venue hire including security and cleaning services for the Vegan Vibes event on 12 June 2021

$15,000.00

Eligible

LG2120-239

Grey Lynn Community Centre Incorporated

Community

Towards equipment hire, venue hire and yoga teacher's fees from 26. July 2021 to 17 December 2021

$6,040.00

Eligible

LG2120-240

Environmental Education for Resource Sustainability Trust

Environment

Towards the purchase and delivery of 424 native plants and 51 classroom recycling bins to schools and preschools plus operational costs

$5,907.00

Eligible

LG2120-242

Muskaan Care Trust NZ

Arts and culture

Towards venue hire, instructor and project coordinator fees, travel expenses and volunteer costs


$14,950.00

Eligible

LG2120-243

The Grey Lynn Business Association

Arts and culture

Towards project manager and curator fees and the development of marketing materials and brand collateral for the “Papatuanuku – Mother Earth” event

$7,500.00

Eligible

LG2120-244

Ponsonby Business Association

Events

Towards the lighting and sound activations from 6 August to  15 August 2021 on Ponsonby Road

$7,000.00

Eligible

LG2120-245

Body Positive Incorporated

Community

Towards the salary for the tester and the peer educator, and the cost of testing kits for the on-site testing programme from 1 July 2021 to 30 June 2022

$7,500.00

Eligible

LG2120-247

ANS Charitable Trust

Community

Towards consultant fees and venue hire for workshops with the community

$6,000.00

Eligible

Total

 

 

 

$185,728.31

 

 

b)      agree to fund, part-fund or decline each application received for the Waitematā Multiboard Grants Round Two, listed in Table Two.

 

Application ID

Organisation

Main focus

Requesting funding for

Amount requested

Eligibility

MB2021-209

New Zealand Dance Advancement Trust

Arts and culture

Towards artistic costs and fees for the development of “2021 Tāmaki Tour” and associated workshops

$3,000.00

Eligible

MB2021-217

New Zealand Eid Day Trust Board

Events

Towards costs for venue hire, security, audio-visual equipment, electrical services, cleaning, games, and entertainment to host the New Zealand Eid Day 2021 - Eid-ul-Adha

$7,500.00

Eligible

MB2021-218

Leyte-Samar NZ Solidarity Foundation Incorporated

Events

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

$2,000.00

Eligible

MB2021-223

Social Nature Movement Limited

Sport and recreation

Towards the cost of running the SUPKids holiday after-school programme for children aged five to 18 years specifically the instructor costs

$7,000.00

Eligible

MB2021-228

Re-Creators Charitable Trust

Community

Towards the costs for upcycling workshops and provision of educational services in the local board area

$4,766.00

Eligible

MB2021-229

The StarJam Charitable Trust

Community

Towards tutor fees, coordinator salary and levies, venue hire, equipment, resources, and training

$6,000.00

Eligible

MB2021-232

Brain Play Limited

Community

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

$3,150.00

Eligible

MB2021-239

Kingsland Business Society Incorporated

Community

Towards the cost of running the free "Date Night" events at the "Trinity Kingsland Church" including the costs of hall hire, staff (babysitters), catering, printing, and promotion

$2,520.00

Eligible

MB2021-243

Anxiety New Zealand Trust

Community

Towards the salary of the helpline manager, programme coordinator, a registered psychologist, and community educator, and two intern psychologists to deliver a series of community workshops from July 2021 to May 2022

$5,400.00

Eligible

MB2021-250

Social Enterprise Auckland

Events

Towards the delivery of the capability building workshops, which includes payments to host online workshop events, venue, food, gifts for the event, logistics and security, contractor costs, and project management

$2,871.00

Eligible

MB2021-266

The Reading Revolution

Community

Towards managers wages for the shared reading programme at local libraries and retirement villages and community hubs

$8,000.00

Eligible

MB2021-267

OUTLine New Zealand Incorporated

Community

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

$5,172.00

Eligible

MB2021-268

Holding Space Aotearoa Charitable Trust

Arts and culture

Towards the cost of recording a series of professional live music videos and compilation (audio) albums celebrating acts and artists from each local board area, specifically the cost of the recording studio hire, audio compilation, production, and editing of the videos

$6,440.00

Eligible

Total

 

 

 

$63,819.00

 

 

Horopaki

Context

7.       The local board allocates grants to groups and organisations delivering projects, activities and services that benefit Aucklanders and contribute to the vision of being a world class city

8.       Auckland Council Community Grants Policy supports each local board to adopt a grants programme

9.       The local board grants programme sets out:

·     local board priorities

·     lower priorities for funding

·     exclusions

·     grant types, the number of grant rounds and when these will open and close

·     any additional accountability requirements.

 

10.     The Waitematā Local Board adopted their grants programme for 2020/2021 on 19 May 2020 and will operate two quick response and two local grants rounds for this financial year 

11.     The community grant programmes have been extensively advertised through the council grants webpage, local board webpages, local board e-newsletters, Facebook pages, council publications and community networks.

Tātaritanga me ngā tohutohu

Analysis and advice

12.     The aim of the local board grant programme is to deliver projects and activities which align with the outcomes identified in the local board plan. All applications have been assessed utilising the Community Grants Policy and the local board grant programme criteria. The eligibility of each application is identified in the report recommendations.

Tauākī whakaaweawe āhuarangi

Climate impact statement 

13.     The local board grants programme aims to respond to Auckland Council’s commitment to address climate change by providing grants to individuals and groups for projects that support and enable community climate action. Community climate action involves reducing or responding to climate change by local residents in a locally relevant way.

14.     Local board grants can contribute to expanding climate action by supporting projects that reduce carbon emissions and increase community resilience to climate impacts. Examples of projects include local food production and food waste reduction; decreasing access to single-occupancy transport options, home energy efficiency and community renewable energy generation; local tree planting and streamside revegetation; and education about sustainable lifestyle choices that reduce carbon footprints.

15.     Two applicants applying to local grants response round two have indicated that their project supports climate change outcomes.

Ngā whakaaweawe me ngā tirohanga a te rōpū Kaunihera

Council group impacts and views

16.     Based on the main focus of an application, a subject matter expert from the relevant department will provide input and advice. The main focus of an application is identified as arts, community, events, sport and recreation, environment or heritage.

17.     The grants programme has no identified impacts on council-controlled organisations and therefore their views are not required.

Ngā whakaaweawe ā-rohe me ngā tirohanga a te poari ā-rohe

Local impacts and local board views

18.     Local boards are responsible for the decision-making and allocation of local board community grants. The Waitematā Local Board is required to fund, part-fund or decline these grant applications against the local board priorities identified in the local board grant programme.

19.     The local board is requested to note that section 48 of the Community Grants Policy states; ‘we will also provide feedback to unsuccessful grant applicants about why they have been declined, so they will know what they can do to increase their chances of success next time’.

20.     A summary of each application received through Waitematā Local Grants, Round Two and Multi-board Local Grants Round Two 2020/2021 is provided (refer Attachment B).

Tauākī whakaaweawe Māori

Māori impact statement

21.     The local board grants programme aims to respond to Auckland Council’s commitment to improving Māori wellbeing by providing grants to individuals and groups who deliver positive outcomes for Māori. Auckland Council’s Māori Responsiveness Unit has provided input and support towards the development of the community grant processes.

22.     Three applicants applying to Local Grants round two have indicated that their project targets Māori or Māori outcomes.

Ngā ritenga ā-pūtea

Financial implications

23.     The allocation of grants to community groups is within the adopted Long-term Plan 2018-2028 and local board agreements

24.     The local board has set a total community grants budget of $150,003 for the 2020/2021 financial year. The local board allocated $57,800 in Local Grants Round One 2020/2021 and $16,800 Quick Response Grant Round One. This left a total of $75,403.00

25.     At the 20 April 2021 business meeting the local board approved the reallocation of $7,000 for the Franklin Road Christmas Lights event (WTM/2021/66), $5,000 from the Business Growth Accelerator project (WTM/2021/66), and $5,775 from the film permit revenue, to be allocated to the community grant budget. This leaves a total of $93,178 to be allocated to the local, multiboard and quick response grant rounds.

26.     Twenty-eight applications have been received for Local Grants, Round Two 2020/2021 and 13 applications for Multi-board Local Grants Round Two 2020/2021, requesting a total of $246,547.31

27.     Relevant staff from Auckland Council’s Finance Department have been involved in the development of all local board work programmes, including financial information in this report, and have not identified any financial implications.

Ngā raru tūpono me ngā whakamaurutanga

Risks and mitigations

28.     The allocation of grants occurs within the guidelines and criteria of the Community Grants Policy and the local board grants programme. The assessment process has identified that a low risk associated with funding the applications in this round.

29.     Staff recommend that due to current COVID19 crisis, if an applicant is unable to carry out the project in this financial year, then a clause is added to the recommendation, that the applicant can retain the funds to carry out the event in the next financial year or postpone the event date, to when alert levels have reduced, and the event can be conducted safely.

Ngā koringa ā-muri

Next steps

30.     Following the Waitematā Local Board allocation of funding for the Local Grants Round Two and Multiboard grants, staff will notify the applicants of the local board’s decision.

 

Ngā tāpirihanga

Attachments

No.

Title

Page

a

Waitematā Grants Programme - 2020 2021 (Under Separate Cover)

 

b

Waitematā Local Grants and Multiboard Round Two 2020/2021 grant applications (Under Separate Cover)

 

     

Ngā kaihaina

Signatories

Author

Ruchita Patel - Grants Advisor

Authorisers

Marion Davies - Grants and Incentives Manager

Trina Thompson - Local Area Manager

 


Waitematā Local Board

18 May 2021

 

 

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

File No.: CP2021/03822

 

  

 

Te take mō te pūrongo

Purpose of the report

1.       To request the local board to recommend that the Governing Body sets the targeted rates for the Heart of the City, Karangahape Road, Newmarket, Parnell, Ponsonby and Uptown Business Improvement District (BID) programmes for the 2021/2022 financial year.

Whakarāpopototanga matua

Executive summary

2.       Business Improvement Districts (BIDs) are rohe within Tāmaki Makaurau where local business and property owners have agreed to work together to improve their business environment, promote economic resilience and attract new businesses and customers.

3.       Auckland Council supports business associations operating BID programmes by collecting a targeted rate from commercial properties within a defined geographic area. The funds from the targeted rate are then provided by way of a BID grant to the relevant business association.

4.       Under the Auckland Council shared governance arrangements, local boards are allocated several decision-making responsibilities in relation to BID programmes. One of these is to annually recommend BID targeted rates to the Governing Body.

5.       Each business association operating a BID programme sets the BID grant amount at its Annual General Meeting (AGM) when members vote to approve an operational budget for the following financial year. This budget funds the implementation of a business plan that delivers programmes based on each BID’s strategic priorities.

6.       Five of the six BID-operating business associations within the Waitematā Local Board area proposed increases to their BID targeted rates for the 2021/2022 financial year. They are Karangahape Road (up 5% to $457,210) Newmarket (up 3.5% to $1,750,820), Parnell (up 8.3% to $910,000) Ponsonby (up 10% to $627,679) and Uptown (up 1.7% to $322,250).

7.       Tāmaki Makaurau’s largest business improvement district, Heart of the City, proposed no change to its current figure of $4,782,614.

8.       The business associations operating BID programmes are incorporated societies that are independent of the council. However, to sustain public trust and confidence in the council, there needs to be a balance between the independence of the BID-operating business associations and the accountability for monies collected by a public sector organisation.

9.       For the council to be confident that the funds provided to the BIDs are being used appropriately, the council requires the business associations to comply with the Business Improvement District (BID) Policy (2016) (Kaupapa Here ā-Rohe Whakapiki Pakihi).

10.     The council staff regularly monitor compliance with the BID Policy and this report is part of an active risk management programme to minimise inappropriate use of funds.

11.     Staff are satisfied the Heart of the City, Karangahape Road, Newmarket, Parnell, Ponsonby and Uptown business associations sufficiently comply with the BID Policy.

12.     Staff propose the Waitematā Local Board receives this report and recommends to the Governing Body the striking (setting) of the BID targeted rates sought by the six business associations. Note: The Uptown BID boundary overlaps the Waitematā and Albert-Eden Local Board areas.

13.     After the Annual Budget is approved, the council collects the targeted rate funds and distributes them in quarterly BID grant payments, effective from 1 July 2021. This will enable the business associations to implement programmes that help ensure Waitematā businesses are sustainable, innovative and prosperous, thereby supporting the economic aspirations of the Waitematā Local Board Plan 2020.

14.     Like all BID-operating business associations, Waitematā’s six BIDs will continue to play an important role in supporting their members facing two global challenges. Firstly, helping boost local businesses’ resilience in the wake of COVID-19 and, secondly, facilitating local responses to the world’s climate change emergency with an increased focus on sustainability.

 

Ngā tūtohunga

Recommendation

That the Waitematā Local Board:

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

i.        $4,782,614 for Heart of the City Incorporated.

ii.       $457,210 for Karangahape Road Business Association Incorporated.

iii.      $1,750,820 for Newmarket Business Association Incorporated.

iv.      $910,000 for Parnell Business Association Incorporated.

v.       $627,679 for Ponsonby Business Association Incorporated.

vi.      $322,250 for Uptown Business Association Incorporated.

 

Horopaki

Context

BID programmes promote economic well-being and collaboration with the council

15.     The Auckland Council Growth Model 2021-2051 reports Tāmaki Makaurau is projected to include approximately 660,000 more people in the next 30 years. This level of population growth presents challenges and opportunities for Auckland’s city centre, town centres and commercial precincts.

16.     Business Improvement Districts (BIDs) are rohe within Auckland where local businesses and property owners have agreed to work together, with support from the council, to improve their business environment, encourage resilience and attract new businesses and customers.

17.     BID programmes provide the opportunity for the council group to partner with business associations to seize on the opportunities from Auckland’s growth and respond locally to changing economic conditions.

18.     BID programmes encourage collaboration to achieve greater local outcomes. They provide a mechanism to enable local boards to engage with the business sector in local town centres and business areas in a coordinated way.

BIDs provide essential support in building business resilience and aiding economic recovery

19.     The economy continues to be impacted by the flow-on effects from the COVID-19 pandemic and lockdown restrictions, affecting the city centre, retail-based town centres and commercial precincts.

20.     BID programme-operating business associations provide the local business leadership required to help their members to mitigate some of the economic effects of the pandemic through business resilience and recovery initiatives.

BIDs are funded by a targeted rate on business ratepayers within a set area

21.     BID programmes are funded by a targeted rate applied to all commercially rated properties within a designated area around the city centre, town centre or commercial precinct.

22.     Auckland Council supports business associations operating BID programmes by collecting the targeted rates and providing these funds, in their entirety, by way of a BID grant to the relevant business association.

23.     This revenue is paid to the business associations every quarter to provide a regular and sustainable income stream to implement agreed work programmes.

The BID Policy is the mechanism to ensure accountability for BID targeted rates

24.     Auckland Council’s Business Improvement District (BID) Policy (2016) (Kaupapa Here ā-Rohe Whakapiki Pakihi) ensures accountability for BID targeted rate funding and encourages good governance and programme management.

25.     The policy outlines the principles behind the council’s BID programme; creates the process for establishing, expanding, amalgamating and disestablishing BIDs; determines rating mechanisms; prescribes operating standards and guidelines; and sets accountability requirements.

 

Diagram A: From calculation to approval, how the BID targeted rate is set.

 

The business association sets the BID grant amount to deliver its work programme

26.     BID-operating business associations are provided with a rate modelling spreadsheet to help with their budget decision-making. The spreadsheet models any proposed changes to their current BID grant amount and, most importantly, how that influences the BID targeted rate for everyone who will pay it. When considering a change to the BID grant amount, the business association’s board (governing committee) must take into account what the local businesses and property owners can afford.

27.     Each BID prepares an annual business plan for the following financial year that will deliver programmes based on their strategic priorities and financial parameters.

28.     The cost of implementing that business plan is set out in an annual budget that the association’s board agrees will be recommended for approval by the business association membership.

29.     The AGM provides the forum where members vote to approve the operational budget and, in doing so, set the requisite BID grant amount for the following financial year.

Local boards are responsible for recommending the targeted rate if a BID complies with the BID Policy

30.     Under the Auckland Council shared governance arrangements, local boards are allocated several decision-making responsibilities in relation to BID programmes. One of these is to annually recommend BID targeted rates to the Governing Body. The local board should recommend the setting of the targeted rate if it is satisfied that the BID is sufficiently complying with the BID Policy.

31.     The Waitematā Local Board approved a similar recommendation for the six BID programmes last year (resolution number WTM/2020/99), as did 17 other local boards that have BID programmes operating in their rohe.

The Governing Body sets the targeted rates when it approves the Annual Budget

32.     The recommendation in this report is put into effect with the Governing Body’s approval of the Annual Budget 2021/2022 and its striking (setting) of the targeted rates.

33.     In accordance with the provisions of the Local Government Act 2002 and the Local Government (Rating) Act 2002, the Governing Body is authorised to make the final decisions on what BID programme targeted rates, if any, to set in any particular year or property (in terms of the amount and the geographic area to be rated).

Tātaritanga me ngā tohutohu

Analysis and advice

34.     BID programmes are operated by independent business associations, and their programmes and services are provided according to their members’ stated priorities. In recognition of their independent status, the BID Policy does not prescribe standards for programme effectiveness. That is for the business association members to determine. Staff, therefore, cannot base recommendations on these factors, but only on the policy’s express requirements.

All six business associations comply with the BID Policy

35.     Staff are satisfied the Heart of the City, Karangahape Road, Newmarket, Parnell, Ponsonby and Uptown business associations have sufficiently met the requirements of the BID Policy.

36.     Staff require BID-operating business associations to provide to the council the following documents, and stay in touch with their local board(s) at least once a year:

·   Current strategic plan – evidence of achievable medium- to long-term opportunities.

·   Audited accounts – assurance that the BID-operating business association is managing its members’ BID targeted rate funds responsibly.

·   Annual report on the year just completed – evidence that programmes are addressing priority issues that benefit BID targeted ratepayers.

·   Business plan for the coming year – detailed one-year programme with key performance indicators, based on the strategic plan, to be resourced and achieved.

·   Indicative budget for the following year – Auckland Council’s Annual Budget requires targeted rates to be identified a year in advance to inform the budgeting process which sets all rates.

·   Board Charter – establishes guidelines for effective board governance and positive relationships between the association and its members.

·   Annual Accountability Agreement – certification that these requirements have been met.

·   Programme Agreement – a good faith agreement between each BID-operating business association and the council that sets basic parameters of the council-business association relationship.

·   AGM minutes - provisional minutes of each business association’s 2020 AGM meeting which contain the resolution, voted on by members, confirming the proposed BID grant amount for the 2021/2022 financial year.

 

36.     In addition, BID-operating business associations must inform the council staff of progress with other compliance requirements, including:

·   Incorporated Society registration of the business association along with all required documents up to date and filed.

·   Resolving problems or issues, if any, that have an impact on the governance or operation of the BID programme.

 

37.     The BID Policy sets an annual compliance deadline of 10 March for the information to be forwarded to the council. The table below summarises the requirements for the six BIDs within the Waitematā Local Board area as of 10 March 2021.

 

Table 1: Business associations’ compliance with the BID Policy

 

Requirement

FY 2019/2020

    Logo

  

Strategic Plan

 Tick, Mark, Ok, Perfect, Check, Done, Sign, Good, Green2018-21

To be reviewed

Tick, Mark, Ok, Perfect, Check, Done, Sign, Good, Green2017-22

Tick, Mark, Ok, Perfect, Check, Done, Sign, Good, Green2018-21

To be reviewed

Tick, Mark, Ok, Perfect, Check, Done, Sign, Good, Green2020-25

Tick, Mark, Ok, Perfect, Check, Done, Sign, Good, Green2019-23

Tick, Mark, Ok, Perfect, Check, Done, Sign, Good, Green2020-24

Audited financials

Tick, Mark, Ok, Perfect, Check, Done, Sign, Good, Green

Tick, Mark, Ok, Perfect, Check, Done, Sign, Good, Green

Tick, Mark, Ok, Perfect, Check, Done, Sign, Good, Green

Tick, Mark, Ok, Perfect, Check, Done, Sign, Good, Green

Tick, Mark, Ok, Perfect, Check, Done, Sign, Good, Green

Tick, Mark, Ok, Perfect, Check, Done, Sign, Good, Green

Annual Report

Tick, Mark, Ok, Perfect, Check, Done, Sign, Good, Green

Tick, Mark, Ok, Perfect, Check, Done, Sign, Good, Green

Tick, Mark, Ok, Perfect, Check, Done, Sign, Good, Green

Tick, Mark, Ok, Perfect, Check, Done, Sign, Good, Green

Tick, Mark, Ok, Perfect, Check, Done, Sign, Good, Green

Tick, Mark, Ok, Perfect, Check, Done, Sign, Good, Green

Business Plan

Tick, Mark, Ok, Perfect, Check, Done, Sign, Good, Green

Tick, Mark, Ok, Perfect, Check, Done, Sign, Good, Green

Tick, Mark, Ok, Perfect, Check, Done, Sign, Good, Green

Tick, Mark, Ok, Perfect, Check, Done, Sign, Good, Green

Tick, Mark, Ok, Perfect, Check, Done, Sign, Good, Green

Tick, Mark, Ok, Perfect, Check, Done, Sign, Good, Green

Indicative budget

Tick, Mark, Ok, Perfect, Check, Done, Sign, Good, Green

Tick, Mark, Ok, Perfect, Check, Done, Sign, Good, Green

Tick, Mark, Ok, Perfect, Check, Done, Sign, Good, Green

Tick, Mark, Ok, Perfect, Check, Done, Sign, Good, Green

Tick, Mark, Ok, Perfect, Check, Done, Sign, Good, Green

Tick, Mark, Ok, Perfect, Check, Done, Sign, Good, Green

Board Charter

Tick, Mark, Ok, Perfect, Check, Done, Sign, Good, Green

Tick, Mark, Ok, Perfect, Check, Done, Sign, Good, Green

Tick, Mark, Ok, Perfect, Check, Done, Sign, Good, Green

Tick, Mark, Ok, Perfect, Check, Done, Sign, Good, Green

Tick, Mark, Ok, Perfect, Check, Done, Sign, Good, Green

Tick, Mark, Ok, Perfect, Check, Done, Sign, Good, Green

Annual Accountability Agreement

Tick, Mark, Ok, Perfect, Check, Done, Sign, Good, Green

Tick, Mark, Ok, Perfect, Check, Done, Sign, Good, Green

Tick, Mark, Ok, Perfect, Check, Done, Sign, Good, Green

Tick, Mark, Ok, Perfect, Check, Done, Sign, Good, Green

Tick, Mark, Ok, Perfect, Check, Done, Sign, Good, Green

Annual meeting w/ local board

2 Mar 2021

3 Feb 2021

1 Dec 2020

3 Feb 2021

3 Feb 2021

3 Feb 2021

Programme Agreement

Tick, Mark, Ok, Perfect, Check, Done, Sign, Good, Greenvalid to Oct 2022

Tick, Mark, Ok, Perfect, Check, Done, Sign, Good, Greenvalid to Nov 2022

Tick, Mark, Ok, Perfect, Check, Done, Sign, Good, Greenvalid to Nov 2022

Tick, Mark, Ok, Perfect, Check, Done, Sign, Good, Greenvalid to Nov 2023

Tick, Mark, Ok, Perfect, Check, Done, Sign, Good, Greenvalid to Nov 2023

Tick, Mark, Ok, Perfect, Check, Done, Sign, Good, Greenvalid to June 2023

Incorporated society registration

Tick, Mark, Ok, Perfect, Check, Done, Sign, Good, Green

Tick, Mark, Ok, Perfect, Check, Done, Sign, Good, Green

Tick, Mark, Ok, Perfect, Check, Done, Sign, Good, Green

Tick, Mark, Ok, Perfect, Check, Done, Sign, Good, Green

Tick, Mark, Ok, Perfect, Check, Done, Sign, Good, Green

Tick, Mark, Ok, Perfect, Check, Done, Sign, Good, Green

2020 AGM provisional minutes

Tick, Mark, Ok, Perfect, Check, Done, Sign, Good, Green

Tick, Mark, Ok, Perfect, Check, Done, Sign, Good, Green

Tick, Mark, Ok, Perfect, Check, Done, Sign, Good, Green

Tick, Mark, Ok, Perfect, Check, Done, Sign, Good, Green

Tick, Mark, Ok, Perfect, Check, Done, Sign, Good, Green

Tick, Mark, Ok, Perfect, Check, Done, Sign, Good, Green

Resolving problems or issues

Nothing to record

Nothing to record

Nothing to record

Nothing to record

Nothing to record

Nothing to record

 

38.     As the Heart of the City, Karangahape Road, Newmarket, Parnell, Ponsonby and Uptown business associations have met the requirements of the BID Policy, staff advise the local board to recommend to the Governing Body the setting (striking) of the targeted rates.

Five business associations increase their BID grants, one maintains status quo

39.     As shown in Table 2 below, five of the six BID-operating business associations propose increases to their BID targeted rates for the 2021/2022 financial year.

40.     Ponsonby Business Association’s 10% ($57,061) increase takes its 2021/2022 BID grant to $627,679.

41.     Uptown Business Association members voted for a 1.7% ($5,250) increase to set a new BID targeted rate of $322,250 for the next financial year.

42.     At their 2020 AGM, Newmarket Business Association members supported a 3.5% ($57,207) increase to raise the amount of $1,750,820 in 2021/2022.

43.     Parnell Business Association members voted to raise its BID levy by 8.3%, or $55,000, to $910,000 in 2021/2022.

44.     Karangahape Road Business Association’s 5% ($21,782) increase will raise $457,210 in 2021/2022.

45.     At its AGM, Tāmaki Makaurau’s largest business improvement district, Heart of the City, proposed no change to its current figure of $4,782,614.

46.     Across Tāmaki Makaurau’s 50 BID-operating business associations, 21 raised their targeted rates for 2021/2022 with the increases ranging from 1.7% to 10%. One BID reduced its income after a one-off increase in 2020/2021 to fund America’s Cup-related activities.

 

Table 2: BID targeted rates comparison: 2021/2022 c.f. 2020/2021

 

 

BID

 

2021/2022

 

2020/2021

 

Increase / %

 

$4,782,614

 

$4,782,614

 

Nil

LAST INCREASED: 2019/2020

 

 

$1,750,820

 

 

$1,691,613

 

+$59,207  +3.5%

LAST INCREASED: 2019/2020

Logo

 

$910,000

 

 

$855,000

 

+$55,000  +8.3%

LAST INCREASED: 2019/2020

 

$457,210

 

 

$435,428

 

+$21,782  +5%

LAST INCREASED: 2019/2020

 

 

$627,679

 

$570,618

 

+$57,061  +10%

LAST INCREASED: 2020/2021

 

 

$322,250

 

$317,000

 

+$5,250  +1.7%

LAST INCREASED: 2020/2021

 

Tauākī whakaaweawe āhuarangi

Climate impact statement

47.     Through targeted rate-funded advocacy and activities, BID-operating business associations promote and often facilitate environmental sustainability programmes.

48.     From running carbon-reducing ‘shop local’ campaigns to transitioning to energy-efficient lighting and championing waste reduction and recovery programmes, there are many examples of BIDs within this rohe and beyond facilitating local responses to the climate change emergency.

Ngā whakaaweawe me ngā tirohanga a te rōpū Kaunihera

Council group impacts and views

49.     Advocacy is a key service provided by business associations and those with BID programme-funded personnel are at a distinct advantage. The BIDs ensure the views and ambitions of their members are shared with elected representatives and staff across the council group, including CCOs, regarding those plans, policies, projects and programmes that impact them.

Ngā whakaaweawe ā-rohe me ngā tirohanga a te poari ā-rohe

Local impacts and local board views

50.     The local board’s views are most frequently expressed by its appointed representative on the board of each BID-operating business association. This liaison board member (or alternate) can attend BID board meetings to ensure there is a direct link between the council and the operation of the BID programme.

Visions, plans aligned

51.     Waitematā’s BIDs and local board share a keen interest in the rohe and are ambitious for its future and its people. They also share goals that include economic prosperity, community identity, placemaking and pride.

52.     The six BID programmes tangibly support the aspirations of the Waitematā Local Board Plan 2020, best expressed in Outcome 6:  Waitematā businesses are innovative, sustainable and prosperous.

Local rohe, local funding, local benefit

53.     Recommending that the Governing Body sets the targeted rates for the Heart of the City, Karangahape Road, Newmarket, Parnell, Ponsonby and Uptown business associations means that these BID programmes will continue to be funded from targeted rates on commercial properties in their rohe. They will provide services in accordance with their members’ priorities as stated in their strategic plans.

54.     Several local boards, including Waitematā, provide additional funding to local business associations, however accountability for any grants is set by funding agreements between the local board and the business association. Those contractual obligations are separate from the requirements of the BID Policy and are not covered in this report.

Tauākī whakaaweawe Māori

Māori impact statement

55.     At the 2018 Census, Māori represented 6.1% of the population living in the Waitematā Local Board area, compared to 11.5% of AucklandIndividual business associations may, through operating their BID programme, identify opportunities for niche support or development of any Māori business sector in their rohe.

Ngā ritenga ā-pūtea

Financial implications

56.     There are no financial implications for the local board. Targeted rates for BID-operating business associations are raised directly from commercial ratepayers in the district and used by the business association for improvements within that rohe. The council’s financial role is to collect the BID targeted rates and pass them directly to the association every quarter.

57.     The targeted rate is payable by the owners of the commercial properties within the geographic area of the individual BID programmes.  In practice, this cost is often passed on to the business owners who occupy these properties.  This cost may be harder to meet at a time when businesses are financially impacted by the flow-on effects of the COVID-19 pandemic and lockdown restrictions. 

58.     The council last year extended its Rates Remission and Postponement Policy to commercial property owners as part of the Annual Budget 2020/2021 to help mitigate the impact of the targeted rate on those who are struggling financially. This policy will continue for the 2021/2022 financial year.

59.     If the Governing Body agrees with the BID targeted rates proposed by the business associations, the cost of grants will be met from the existing operational budget.

Ngā raru tūpono me ngā whakamaurutanga

Risks and mitigations

60.     There are no direct financial risks to the local board or the council that could result from this recommendation to endorse the BID targeted rates for the six business associations.

61.     To sustain public trust and confidence in the council, there needs to be a balance between the independence of the BID-operating business associations and the accountability for monies collected by a public sector organisation.

62.     The rules and obligations of the BID Policy are intended to help minimise the potential for business associations to misuse funds by requiring each BID to plan for their intended use, report on its activities to its members and to have its accounts audited.

63.     The council staff regularly monitor compliance with the BID Policy and this report is part of an active risk management programme to minimise inappropriate use of funds.

64.     Economic disruption created by the flow-on effects of COVID-19 lockdowns will continue to be felt in Auckland’s city centre, town centres and business precincts. The BID programme is an internationally proven approach to engage and empower local businesses. The six Waitematā-based BID programmes are, through local board-backed business resilience and recovery initiatives, helping their members to mitigate some of the economic effects of the pandemic.

Ngā koringa ā-muri

Next steps

65.     If the board supports this report, it will recommend to the Governing Body that the BID targeted rates be set as part of the Annual Budget 2021/2022.

66.     After the Annual Budget is approved, the council collects the targeted rate funds and distributes them in quarterly BID grant payments, effective from 1 July 2021. This will enable the six BIDs to implement programmes that improve their local business environment. support businesses to recover from the COVID-19 pandemic and help meet the challenge of the world’s climate change emergency through sustainability initiatives.

 

Ngā tāpirihanga

Attachments

There are no attachments for this report.    

Ngā kaihaina

Signatories

Author

Paul Thompson - BID Senior Advisor

Authorisers

Alastair Cameron - Manager - CCO Governance & External Partnerships

Trina Thompson - Local Area Manager

 

 


Waitematā Local Board

18 May 2021

 

 

Economic Development Action Plan: Draft for feedback

File No.: CP2021/05675

 

  

 

Te take mō te pūrongo

Purpose of the report

1.       To seek local board feedback on the draft Economic Development Action Plan: Council’s role in Auckland’s recovery 2021-2024.

Whakarāpopototanga matua

Executive summary

2.       The council organisation and council-controlled organisations have worked collaboratively to develop the draft Economic Development Action Plan. This plan defines and agrees, for the next three years, the council family’s economic objectives and priorities and determines a coordinated course of action. The plan is limited to actions that are within the remit of council and council-controlled organisation (CCO) activities.

3.       The draft plan aligns with the 10-year budget and will inform the work programmes of relevant council family departments. The work is supported by the chief executives of council and all substantive council-controlled organisations.

4.       The draft plan outlines detailed actions within six areas of focus (‘workstreams’) as outlined in Attachment A. It reflects the guiding principles of transitioning towards a regenerative and low carbon economy, supporting economic opportunities for Māori, and responding to our communities of greatest need.

5.       There will be targeted engagement on the draft plan, including with iwi, advisory panel members and business groups. Feedback will be sought until 14 June 2021.

Ngā tūtohunga

Recommendation/s

That the Waitematā Local Board:

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

b)      provide feedback by 14 June 2021 for consideration in the final draft Economic Development Action Plan: Council’s role in Auckland’s recovery 2021-2024.

Horopaki

Context

6.       In August 2020, the CCO Review Panel delivered its report alongside 64 recommendations which were endorsed in full by the Governing Body. The review stated that council and all substantive council-controlled organisations (CCOs) should together define the economic outcomes for Auckland and agree on how to achieve and measure them. The review also acknowledged the need for better coordination and definition of responsibilities for local economic development within the council family. The Economic Development Action Plan forms part of council’s response to that review.

7.       The plan is not a long-term strategy and does not replace the Economic Development Strategy 2012. The priorities and focus over the next three years, however, consider direction from council’s existing strategies i.e., the Auckland Plan 2050, Economic Development Strategy 2012, Te Tāruke-ā-Tāwhiri: Auckland’s Climate Plan and Kia Ora Tāmaki Makaurau: Council’s Māori Outcomes Framework.

Tātaritanga me ngā tohutohu

Analysis and advice

8.       Comprehensive background work to support the development of the action plan has been completed by the Chief Economist Unit (CEU), the Auckland Plan Strategy and Research Department (APSR) and Auckland Unlimited. This includes a report from the CEU providing a profile of Auckland’s economy over the last 10 years, the impact of COVID-19 on the Auckland economy, and the main roadblocks to recovery. The same report also identified areas where the council group can have a material impact on economic development. Key areas are:

·        assets

·        procurement

·        land use and zoning

·        regulatory processes

·        travel network

·        town centres

·        pricing

·        skills and investment attraction

·        tourism attraction

·        social support services

·        coordination of responses through partnerships.

9.       There has also been an extensive review of plans and strategies across the council and CCOs to identify common economic development themes. These were: innovation and technology, Māori economy, regenerative, resilient, low carbon economy, workforce transition, competitive high-value sectors, local economic development, infrastructure, and culture and creativity.

10.     This background work formed the basis for six workstreams:

·        Destination Tāmaki Makaurau: attracting people and investment

·        Local Tāmaki Makaurau: enabling thriving local economies

·        Skilled Tāmaki Makaurau: supporting quality jobs and skill development

·        Future Tāmaki Makaurau: preparing businesses for the future

·        Enabled Tāmaki Makaurau: infrastructure enabling economic development

·        Enabled Tāmaki Makaurau: regulations that enable economic development.

11.     Each workstream has both council and CCO staff representation. These workstreams have developed a set of actions with responsibilities and timeframes as detailed in this draft plan. A monitoring framework will be developed to ensure roles, responsibilities and accountabilities of council and each CCO are clearly defined as they relate to the actions in the draft plan.

Tauākī whakaaweawe āhuarangi

Climate impact statement

12.     Te Tāruke-ā-Tāwhiri: Auckland’s Climate Plan has provided direction to the development of the draft plan, aspiring to a more resilient economy that is regenerative, inclusive, local and enables Aucklanders to thrive.

13.     The draft action plan has embedded the guiding principle of ‘transitioning to a regenerative and low carbon economy’ into each of its six workstreams. The development of actions is underpinned by kaitiakitanga and considers how resources used give back to nature and increase value through reuse and renewal. Where applicable, actions broadly encourage a decrease in greenhouse gas emissions, low carbon products and services, climate innovation, and less dependency on natural resources.

14.     The actions presented in this draft action plan will go through a further climate impact assessment using tools developed by the Chief Sustainability Office. The results of this assessment will be incorporated into the final plan.

Ngā whakaaweawe me ngā tirohanga a te rōpū Kaunihera

Council group impacts and views

15.     The draft plan responds to the CCO review recommendation for council and all CCOs to together define the economic outcomes for Auckland and agree on how to achieve and measure them. The actions in the draft plan will be shared and accountabilities of council and each CCO well defined. Some CCOs will have a more active role than others.

16.     The scope and development of the Economic Development Action Plan has been agreed to through the council and CCO Chief Executives’ group. This group is updated with progress on the plan as appropriate. The project team includes a representative and contribution from each CCO. 

17.     The scope of the plan is limited to actions that are within the remit of council and CCO activities. A review and discussion document of the council group’s levers that materially contribute to economic development formed the basis for this draft plan (refer to Attachment B).

Ngā whakaaweawe ā-rohe me ngā tirohanga a te poari ā-rohe

Local impacts and local board views

18.     Each workstream of the plan will have a local impact, acknowledging the interdependency of local economies and the regional economy. The draft plan includes the focus area ‘Local Tāmaki Makaurau: enabling thriving local economies’ and has been informed by the recent local board plans’ local economic priorities.

19.     The Local Tāmaki Makaurau workstream seeks to clarify what the Auckland Council group will do to support the local economies of Auckland. This includes setting out the roles that each part of the group plays in delivering actions, while also setting the foundations to help the group identify the economic places (sub-regional and local) of Auckland and deliver outcomes at the local level.

20.     A memo was distributed on 17 February 2021 to inform local board members of the development of council’s Economic Development Action Plan 2021-2024 and to outline the process for local board feedback to the plan. At the request of the local board chairpersons, the draft plan will be provided at all local board business meetings in May 2021 with written feedback by formal resolution provided to the project leads by 14 June 2021.

Tauākī whakaaweawe Māori

Māori impact statement

21.     Kia Ora Tāmaki Makaurau has provided direction to the development of the draft plan, in particular, the Kia ora te Umanga mahi objective of supporting economic opportunities for Māori businesses and iwi organisations. The draft plan has also considered direction from the Auckland Plan 2050, the Kaitiaki Forum’s strategic plan and the Independent Māori Statutory Board’s Issues of Significance (2017) as they relate to Māori economic development.

22.     The draft action plan has embedded the guiding principle of ‘supporting economic opportunities for Māori’ into each of its six workstreams. The development of actions will consider partnership opportunities with mana whenua and mataawaka, a focus on equity and addressing systemic barriers, and identifying new economic opportunities for Māori.

23.     The project team have communicated with iwi from the commencement of the project to determine and initiate the preferred process of engagement for each iwi. This draft plan will be sent to all iwi for input and feedback through to 14 June 2021.

Ngā ritenga ā-pūtea

Financial implications

24.     The scope of the Economic Development Action Plan states that actions will be funded within the existing 10-year Budget 2021-2031 and therefore, no additional funding is required. The draft plan identifies some actions that rely on external funding sources and partnerships.

25.     At the advice of the finance division, budget alignment is demonstrated in the draft plan at both the group of activity and CCO / council directorate level.

Ngā raru tūpono me ngā whakamaurutanga

Risks and mitigations

26.     The draft plan outlines actions that require a commitment from the responsible directorate to include in their work programmes and within their existing budgets. The monitoring framework will include regular progress reporting to ensure effective implementation of the action plan.

27.     This action plan is an internal document, outlining work to be done within the remit of council and its CCOs. The content of the plan builds on earlier consultation undertaken in the development of key strategies that have provided direction. Input and feedback for this action plan has therefore been targeted to key groups.

Ngā koringa ā-muri

Next steps

28.     The draft plan will be distributed to the key groups that have been engaged from the commencement of the project. Feedback will be considered until 14 June 2021.

29.     The final Economic Development Action Plan: Council’s role in Auckland’s recovery 2021-2024 and its monitoring framework will be presented to the Parks, Arts, Community and Events committee on 8 July 2021 for adoption.

 

 

Ngā tāpirihanga

Attachments

No.

Title

Page

a

Draft Economic Development Action Plan

169

b

Auckland's economic recovery and council's role

203

 

 

 

     

Ngā kaihaina

Signatories

Authors

Janelle Breckell - Principal Strategic Advisor

James Robinson – Head of Strategy and Planning, Auckland Unlimited

Authorisers

Louise Mason - GM Local Board Services

Jacques Victor - GM Auckland Plan Strategy and Research

Trina Thompson - Local Area Manager

 


Waitematā Local Board

18 May 2021

 

 

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Waitematā Local Board

18 May 2021

 

 

Downtown Car Park site - transport outcomes (Covering report)

File No.: CP2021/06127

 

  

 

Te take mō te pūrongo

Purpose of the report

1.       The report was not available at the time of the agenda publication and will be circulated at the meeting.

Whakarāpopototanga matua

Executive summary

2.       This is a late covering report for the above item. The comprehensive agenda report was not available when the agenda went to print and will be provided prior to the 18 May 2021 Waitematā Local Board meeting.

Ngā tūtohunga

Recommendation/s

The recommendations will be provided in the comprehensive agenda report.


Waitematā Local Board

18 May 2021

 

 

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

File No.: CP2021/05667

 

  

 

Te take mō te pūrongo

Purpose of the report

1.       To invite the local board to provide its views on the council-initiated Plan Change 60 – Open Space (2020) and Other Rezoning Matters (PC60).

Whakarāpopototanga matua

Executive summary

2.       Decision-makers on a plan change to the Auckland Unitary Plan must consider local boards’ views on the plan change, if the relevant local boards choose to provide their views.

3.       Each local board has a responsibility to communicate the interests and preferences of people in its area on Auckland Council policy documents, including plan changes. A local board can present local views and preferences when that view is expressed by the whole local board.[1]

4.       On 28 January 2021, Auckland Council notified Plan Change 60. Submissions closed on 1 March 2021. The plan change includes 105 sites (in some cases, a site comprises more than one lot) and aims to rezone land to:

(a)  recognise land recently vested or acquired as open space

(b)  correct zoning errors or anomalies (including rezoning land to better reflect its use)

(c)  facilitate Panuku Development Auckland’s (Panuku) land rationalisation and disposal process or

(d)  facilitate Kainga Ora’s and Auckland Council redevelopment of certain neighbourhoods.

5.       One hundred and six submissions have been received on the proposed plan change. The vast majority of these oppose Panuku’s rezoning and land disposal. In summary there are 15 submissions in support of the plan change, four in support but seeking amendments, 85 in opposition and two out of scope.

6.       No iwi authority has made a submission in support or opposition to Plan Change 60.

7.       This report is the mechanism for the local board to resolve and provide its views on Plan Change 60 should it wish to do so. Staff do not recommend what view the local board should convey.

Ngā tūtohunga

Recommendation/s

That the Waitematā Local Board:

a)      provide local board views on Plan Change 60 - Open Space (2020) and Other Rezoning Matters.

b)      appoint a local board member to speak to the local board views at a hearing on Plan Change 60.

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

Horopaki

Context

8.       Each local board is responsible for communicating the interests and preferences of people in its area regarding the content of Auckland Council’s strategies, policies, plans, and bylaws. Local boards provide their views on the content of these documents. Decision-makers must consider local boards’ views when deciding the content of these policy documents.[2]

9.       If the local board chooses to provide its views, the planner includes those views in the hearing report. Local board views are included in the analysis of the plan change, along with submissions.

10.     If appointed by resolution, local board members may present the local board’s views at the hearing to commissioners, who decide on the plan change.

11.     This report provides an overview of the proposed plan change to the Auckland Unitary Plan (AUP), and a summary of submissions’ key themes.

12.     The report does not recommend what the local board should convey, should the local board decide to convey its views on plan change 60. The planner must include any local board views in the evaluation of the plan change. The planner cannot advise the local board as to what its views should be, and then evaluate those views.

13.     The key theme from submissions is opposition to the proposed rezonings relating to Kāinga Ora/Auckland Council redevelopment and Panuku’s land rationalisation and disposal. Attachment A identifies the land parcels that are the subject of submissions.

Tātaritanga me ngā tohutohu

Analysis and advice

14.     Plan Change 60 affects land across the Auckland region.

15.     The purpose of the proposed plan change is to rezone land to either:

(a)  recognise land recently vested or acquired as open space

(b)  correct zoning errors or anomalies (including rezoning land to better reflect its use)

(c)  facilitate Panuku’s land rationalisation and disposal process or

(d)  facilitate Kainga Ora’s and Auckland Council redevelopment of certain neighbourhoods.

16.     The Section 32 Report and details of the plan change are available from the council’s website at Plan Change 60. The council’s planner, and other experts, will evaluate and report on:

·   section 32 Report that accompanies the plan change

·   submissions and

·   the views and preferences of the local board, if the local board passes a resolution.

17.     Submissions were made by 106 people/organisations as outlined below.

20.      Submissions

21.      Number of submissions

22.      In support

23.      15

24.      In support but requesting change(s)

25.      4

26.      In opposition

27.      85

28.      Out of scope

29.      2

30.      Total

31.      106

 

 

18.     Key submission themes are listed below.

Oppose the rezoning of:

·   142 Triangle Road, Massey (Maps 4 & 37)

·   1-5 Lippiatt Road, Otahuhu (Map 73)

·   23 Waipuna Road, Mount Wellington (Map 75)

·   12R Rockfield Road, Ellerslie (Map 76)

·   11R Birmingham Road, Otara (Map 77)

·   2R Keeney Court, Papakura (Map 78)

·   Walkway adjacent to 45 Brandon Road, Glen Eden (Map 79)

·   45 Georgina Street, Freemans Bay (Map 81)

·   36 Cooper Street, Grey Lynn (Map 82)

·   13 Davern Lane, New Lynn (Map 85)

·   67 East Street, Pukekohe (Map 86)

·   Princes Street West, Pukekohe (Map 87)

·   R105 Stott Avenue, Birkenhead (Map 93)

·   26 Princes Otahuhu (Map 96).

Support the rezoning but request an alternative zone:

·   2157 East Coast Road, Stillwater (Map 71).

Both support for and opposition to the rezoning:

·   50 Mayflower Close, Mangere East (Map 100)

·   62 Mayflower Close, Mangere East (Map 105).

Support for rezoning or further information required:

·   1337 Whangaparaoa Road, Army Bay (Map 104).

19.     The key reasons for submissions opposing the plan change include:

·   opposed to the rezoning of pocket parks – they are needed to support intensification and for social and environmental benefits

·   loss of valuable reserve land

·   few parks in the area

·   significant negative effect on enjoyment of our neighbourhood/ adverse effects on property and locality

·   park has significant cultural heritage associations and natural value

·   contradicts Auckland Unitary Plan heritage policies

·   inadequate public notification

·   green areas needed in more intensive housing areas

·   contrary to climate change/greenhouse effects – green spaces are needed for low carbon Auckland Council

·   inconsistent with Auckland Unitary Plan objectives and policies

·   park has trees which will be lost with rezoning and development

·   site is an overland flow path and flood plain

·   property values will be adversely affected

·   loss of walkway and critical linkage

·   sale of spaces is desperate revenue gathering/selling due to Covid is short-sighted

·   subsequent building will severely impact on sunlight and amenities of adjoining sites

·   contrary to Auckland Council’s declaration of a climate emergency, open space network plans, National Policy Statement – Urban Development – well functioning environments, open space provision policy, Auckland Plan 2050, the Urban Ngahere Strategy

·   site is a Significant Ecological Area and part of a wildlife corridor and refuge

·   inconsistent with Local Boards goal of increasing tree canopy.

20.     Information on individual submissions, and the summary of all decisions requested by submitters, is available from council’s website: Plan Change 60

Tauākī whakaaweawe āhuarangi

Climate impact statement

21.     Several submissions raised specific climate concerns. These relate to the loss of locally accessible open space and the associated vegetation, particularly mature trees.

22.     The council’s climate goals as set out in Te Taruke-a-Tawhiri: Auckland’s Climate Plan are:

·   to reduce greenhouse gas emissions to reach net zero emissions by 2050 and 

·   to prepare the region for the adverse impacts of climate change.

23.     The local board could consider if Plan Change 60:

·   will reduce, increase or have no effect on Auckland’s overall greenhouse gas emissions (e.g. does it encourage car dependency, enhance connections to public transit, walking and cycling or support quality compact urban form)

·   prepare the region for the adverse impacts of climate change. That is, does the proposed plan change elevate or alleviate climate risks (e.g. flooding, coastal and storm inundation, urban heat effect, stress on infrastructure).

Ngā whakaaweawe me ngā tirohanga a te rōpū Kaunihera

Council group impacts and views

24.     Panuku is a council-controlled organisation that resulted from the merging of Auckland Council Property Limited and Waterfront Auckland. One of the roles of Panuku is the release of land or properties that can be better utilised by others.

25.     In conjunction with Auckland Council’s Stakeholder and Land Advisory team, Panuku have identified 26 council-owned parcels of land which are either surplus to requirements or they are part of a Panuku regeneration project (i.e., a series of projects and initiatives, designed to kickstart the transformation process and bring about changes that will help centres prosper in the future). Those parcels considered to be surplus to requirements have been cleared for sale by Auckland Council.

26.     Auckland Council’s decision to dispose of or sell the land parcels is separate from the zoning of the land. Zoning is a method used to implement the Auckland Unitary Plan’s objectives and policies and to achieve the purpose of the Resource Management Act 1991 (RMA). The merit of any rezoning of land (from open space to residential or business) therefore must be assessed against the purpose of the RMA and the relevant Auckland Unitary Plan objectives and policies. Other relevant considerations which will be considered in the section 42A hearing report include the Auckland Plan 2050, Auckland’s Climate Plan and the Urban Ngahere Strategy and open space network plans.

27.     Auckland Transport made a submission in relation to the rezoning of 1337 Whangaparaoa Road, Army Bay. The key matter raised is the traffic effects of rezoning the Whangaparaoa Golf course from Residential – Single House to Open Space – Sport and Active Recreation zone.

Ngā whakaaweawe ā-rohe me ngā tirohanga a te poari ā-rohe

Local impacts and local board views

28.     The plan change affects sites throughout the Auckland region and feedback is therefore sought from all local boards.

29.     Factors the local board may wish to consider in formulating its view:

·   interests and preferences of people in local board area

·   well-being of communities within the local board area

·   local board documents, such as the local board plan and local board agreement

·   responsibilities and operation of the local board.

30.     A memo was sent to all local boards on 27 October 2020 outlining the proposed changes, the rational for them and the likely plan change timeframes.

31.     This report is the mechanism for obtaining formal local board views. The decision-maker will consider local board views, if provided, when deciding on the plan change.

Tauākī whakaaweawe Māori

Māori impact statement

32.     If the local board chooses to provide its views on Plan Change 60 it may also comment on matters that may be of interest or importance to Māori generally. In the 2018 census, approximately 11.5 per cent (or 181,194) of the Auckland region’s population identified as Māori.

33.     Plans and Places consulted with all iwi authorities when it prepared Plan Change 60. On 27 October 2020, a memorandum outlining the draft proposed plan change was sent to all Auckland’s 19 mana whenua entities and the Tupuna Maunga Authority as required under the RMA.

34.     Comments were received from:

·   Ngāti Manuhiri – asking for an extension of time to 11 December 2020 to enable a discussion with their governance arm

·   Waikato Tainui – they will support mana whenua to take the lead role on such plan changes

·   Tupuna Maunga Authority – their interest is those sites that are within Height Sensitive Areas or regionally Significant Volcanic Viewshafts.

35.     No iwi authorities made a formal submission.

36.     The hearing report will include analysis of Part 2 of the RMA which requires that all persons exercising RMA functions shall take into account the principles of the Treaty of Waitangi/Te Tiriti o Waitangi.[3] The plan change does not trigger an issue of significance as identified in the Schedule of Issues of Significance and Māori Plan 2017.[4]

Ngā ritenga ā-pūtea

Financial implications

37.     Panuku’s land rezoning and rationalisation (26 land parcels) is part of the Auckland Council’s financial recovery.

38.     The draft Long-term Plan 2021-2031 proposes the selling of surplus properties and reinvesting the proceeds into critical infrastructure for the city. Over the next three years, Auckland Council is seeking to increase these sales to return $70 million a year to invest in Auckland.

39.     The 26 land parcels that are part of this plan change form part of the $70 million return sought.

Ngā raru tūpono me ngā whakamaurutanga

Risks and mitigations

40.     There is a risk that the local board will be unable to provide its views and preferences on the plan change if it doesn’t pass a resolution. This report provides:

·   the mechanism for the local board to express its views and preferences if it so wishes

·   the opportunity for a local board member to speak at a hearing.

41.     If the local board chooses not to pass a resolution at this business meeting, these opportunities are forgone.

42.     The power to provide local board views regarding the content of a plan change cannot be delegated to individual local board member(s).[5] This report enables the whole local board to decide whether to provide its views and, if so, to determine what matters those views should include.

Ngā koringa ā-muri

Next steps

43.     The planner will include, and report on, any resolution(s) of the local boards in the Section 42A hearing report. The local board member appointed to speak to the local board’s views will be informed of the hearing date and invited to the hearing for that purpose.

44.     The planner will advise the local boards of the decision on the plan change request by memorandum.

Ngā tāpirihanga

Attachments

No.

Title

Page

a

The land parcels in PC60 that are the subject of submissions

231

     

Ngā kaihaina

Signatories

Author

Tony Reidy - Team Leader Planning

Authorisers

Eryn Shields - Team Leader  Regional, North West and Islands

John Duguid - General Manager - Plans and Places

Louise Mason - GM Local Board Services

Trina Thompson - Local Area Manager

 


Waitematā Local Board

18 May 2021

 

 

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18 May 2021

 

 

Waitematā Local Board feedback on proposed changes to the Freedom Camping Act 2011

File No.: CP2021/05841

 

  

 

Te take mō te pūrongo

Purpose of the report

1.       To receive the local board’s feedback to The Ministry for Business, Innovation and Employment’s (MBIE) proposed changes to the Freedom Camping Act 2011.

Whakarāpopototanga matua

Executive summary

2.       The Ministry for Business, Innovation and Employment has released a discussion document outlining four proposals for changes to the Freedom Camping Act 2011. The Freedom Camping Act 2011 defines what freedom camping is and gives effect to the government’s policy to allow freedom camping on all public land by default.

3.       In its discussion document, MBIE notes that in recent years the increasing number of freedom campers in New Zealand has raised concerns around the impacts of freedom camping on the places and communities that host them.

4.       As the deadline for providing feedback fell prior to the next local board meeting, the urgent decision-making process (Attachment A) was used to approve formal local board feedback. The feedback provided is attached to this report as Attachment B.

5.       Local boards must provide formal feedback by Tuesday, 11 May 2021 to be considered by the Governing Body at their meeting on 27 May 2021.

6.       The Waitematā Local Board’s next business meeting is not scheduled until 18 May 2021 meaning the local board cannot wait until then to resolve its feedback. 

 

Ngā tūtohunga

Recommendation/s

That the Waitematā Local Board:

a)      receive its feedback on the proposed changes to the Freedom Camping Act 2011.

 

Ngā tāpirihanga

Attachments

No.

Title

Page

a

Urgent Decision - Proposed changes to the Freedom Camping Act 2011

235

b

Waitematā Local Board feedback on the proposed changes to the Freedom Camping Act 2011

239

     

Ngā kaihaina

Signatories

Author

Priscila Firmo - Democracy Advisor

Authoriser

Trina Thompson - Local Area Manager

 


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18 May 2021

 

 

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18 May 2021

 

 

Waitematā Local Board feedback on Central Government Submission – Congestion Charging 

File No.: CP2021/05996

 

  

 

Te take mō te pūrongo

Purpose of the report

1.       To receive the local board’s feedback on the Central Government Submission – Congestion Charging.

Whakarāpopototanga matua

Executive summary

2.       The Minister of Transport has asked Parliament’s Transport and Infrastructure Committee to undertake an inquiry into congestion pricing in Auckland.

3.       Congestion pricing involves implementing a charge (or charges) to manage demand on the road network.  This can encourage users to change their travel behaviour, such as the time, route, or mode by which they travel.

4.       Parliament’s Transport and Infrastructure Committee is calling for public submissions on its inquiry into congestion pricing in Auckland.

5.       As the deadline for providing feedback fell prior to the next local board meeting, the urgent decision-making process (Attachment A) was used to approve formal local board feedback. The feedback provided is attached to this report as Attachment B.

6.       Local boards were required to provide formal feedback by Monday, 10 May 2021 to be considered for incorporation into the main council submission.

7.       The Waitematā Local Board’s next business meeting was not scheduled until 18 May 2021 meaning the local board were unable to wait until then to resolve its feedback. 

 

Ngā tūtohunga

Recommendation/s

That the Waitematā Local Board:

a)      receive its feedback on the Central Government Submission – Congestion Charging.

 

Ngā tāpirihanga

Attachments

No.

Title

Page

a

Urgent Decision Report - Central Goverment Submission Congestion Charging

243

b

Central Government Congestion Charging - Waitemata Local Board Feedback

249

     

 

Ngā kaihaina

Signatories

Author

Priscila Firmo - Democracy Advisor

Authoriser

Trina Thompson - Local Area Manager

 


Waitematā Local Board

18 May 2021

 

 

URGENT DECISION OF THE

Waitematā Local Board

Approve local board feedback on Central Government Submission – Congestion Charging 

 

AUTHORITY TO EXECUTE THIS URGENT DECISION

 

Urgent Decision Process WTM/2019/259

 

a)      That the Waitematā Local Board:

i)        adopt the urgent decision-making process for matters that require a decision where it is not practical to call the full board together and meet the requirements of a quorum

b)      delegate authority to the chair and deputy chair, or any person acting in these roles, to make urgent decisions on behalf of the local board

c)      agree that the relationship manager, chair and deputy chair (or any person/s acting in these roles) will authorise the urgent decision-making process by signing off an authorisation memo

d)      note that all urgent decisions will be reported to the next ordinary meeting of the local board

e)      agree that every effort will be made to ascertain the views of all board members prior to approving an urgent decision.

 

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

 

1.       The Minister of Transport has asked Parliament’s Transport and Infrastructure Committee to undertake an inquiry into congestion pricing in Auckland.

2.       Congestion pricing involves implementing a charge (or charges) to manage demand on the road network.  This can encourage users to change their travel behaviour, such as the time, route, or mode by which they travel. 

3.       The select committee has invited public submissions, which close on 20 May 2021.

4.       Based on previous decisions on this matter, staff are recommending that the Planning Committee support in principle the implementation of congestion pricing in Auckland, conditional upon the following issues being addressed:

i.          mitigation of equity impacts

ii.          having public transport services and projects in place to allow road users to switch to alternative modes where appropriate

iii.         that revenue collected, in addition to that needed to operate the scheme and to address subclauses a) i) and a) ii) above, be used to offset and, as revenue and costs allow, replace the Regional Fuel Tax.

5.       Staff propose that the submission be framed around several key issues of concern for Auckland Council as identified through the resolutions of and discussions at the Planning Committee’s December 2020 meeting, TCQ phase two reports and the select committee inquiry’s terms of reference. These issues include:

·    the case for congestion pricing in Auckland

·    the mitigations required to ensure more equitable outcomes for vulnerable communities

·    the role of congestion pricing in helping reduce Auckland’s transport emissions

·    the need to ensure appropriate public and active transport alternatives are in place in affected corridors prior to the introduction of congestion pricing

·    the need to understand and address potential revenue implications for Auckland Council.

6.       Staff anticipate that Auckland Council will continue to be involved in this work as a full decision-making partner and will thus be able to resolve its final position on matters set out in the submission in due course and with the benefit of some insight into public sentiment through the select committee process.

7.       The local board now has the opportunity to consider the matters raised by ‘The Congestion Question’ (TCQ) project and formulate its views for inclusion as part of Auckland Council’s submission to the select committee.

8.       Feedback received from local boards by 10 May will be considered for incorporation into the council’s submission.  Feedback received from local boards by 17 May will be appended to the council’s submission.

9.       Due to the timing of the submission deadline in relation to the Auckland Council Planning Committee schedule, council staff will be asking for a delegated sign off at the 6 May Planning Committee meeting.

10.     Staff anticipate that the council will continue to be involved in this work as a full decision-making partner and will thus be able to resolve its final position on matters set out in the submission in due course and with the benefit of some insight into public sentiment through the select committee process.

 

CONTEXT

11.     Parliament’s Transport and Infrastructure Committee is calling for public submissions on its inquiry into congestion pricing in Auckland.

12.     Submissions close on Thursday 20 May.  Due to the timing of the submission deadline in relation to the Auckland Council Planning Committee schedule, council staff will be asking for a delegated sign off at the 6 May Planning Committee meeting.

13.     Feedback received from local boards by 10 May will be considered for incorporation into the main submission. Feedback received from local boards by 17 May will be appended to the council submission.

14.     The local board now has the opportunity to consider the matters raised by the TCQ project and formulate its views for inclusion as part of Auckland Council’s submission to the select committee.

15.     Congestion pricing involves implementing a charge (or charges) to manage demand on the road network.  This can encourage users to change their travel behaviour, such as the time, route, or mode by which they travel. 

16.     A copy of a memo provided to the Planning Committee and local board members (dated 1 April) on this subject is presented as Attachment A to this report. A copy of a report outlining the main findings from phase two of the TCQ project is presented as Attachment B to this report.

17.     Auckland Council and Auckland Transport will make a combined submission to the inquiry. The Transport and Infrastructure Committee is interested in hearing people’s thoughts on the idea of introducing congestion pricing in Auckland, and will be guided in its inquiry by the below terms of reference:

·    Using ‘The Congestion Question’ (TCQ) reports as a base, developing a thorough understanding of how a congestion regime could be implemented, including the use of technology, which routes would be included, and how charging could be structured and facilitated.

·    Through the submissions process, lead a constructive public dialogue to ensure all affected groups and individuals have an opportunity to have their say.

·    Ensuring that equity and mitigation issues are identified and how any scheme could be structured to ensure that any one group, particularly those on lower incomes, are not unreasonably impacted.

·    Focusing on how any revenue raised would be used and would integrate with other revenue streams derived from fuel taxes, road user charges, and other fiscal factors.

·    Identifying and evaluating comparative congestion charging models internationally and identifying best practice.

·    Confirming the likely behavioural change and benefits from a congestion charge in Auckland, including evaluating the impact of behavioural change on existing alternative transport modes, especially public transport.

·    Provide the opportunity for those outside Auckland to engage with the issue through the submissions process.

·    Understanding the impact of a congestion charge on emissions and air quality.

·    Understanding the options for legislative change to enable congestion pricing.

18.     Council staff have presented to the Planning Committee on the TCQ project previously, most recently on 3 December 2020 where a project update and the findings from phase two were presented. The Planning Committee passed the following resolutions at that meeting (resolution number PLA/2020/116):

·    note that phase two of the TCQ project is complete

·    receive the findings from phase two of the TCQ project

·    approve officers scoping the next phase of the project alongside officers from participating agencies, including Auckland Transport

·    note that officers will seek the Planning Committee’s approval of the scope before proceeding with the third phase of the TCQ project

·    require that the scope provides a timeline and process for comprehensive public engagement, including targeted engagement with Maori, due to the critical importance of hearing from Aucklanders about the implications and options of congestion pricing before any decisions are finalised

·    require that the potential social inequity impacts and the mitigation of any such impacts be fundamental to further considerations and the scope of the next phase of work

·    requests quarterly progress reporting on the next phase of congestion pricing in Auckland

·    urge central government to fully commit its agencies to progress the next phase of congestion pricing in Auckland, including provisional scheme design, for a final decision by quarter three in 2021.

 

 

RECOMMENDATIONS

 

That the Waitematā Local Board:

 

a)         approve the Waitematā Local Board feedback into Auckland Council’s submission to the Transport and Infrastructure Committee inquiry into congestion pricing in Auckland on behalf of the local board.

 

REASON FOR URGENCY

1.         Feedback must be received by 10 May 2021 to be considered for incorporation into the council’s submission or by 17 May to be appended. The Waitematā Local Board’s next business meeting is not scheduled until the 18 May 2021. 

2.         This urgent decision and the feedback will be received by the local board at the June 16 2021 business meeting. 

 

ATTACHMENTS

A – Memo providing to Planning Committee and Local Board Members dated 1 April

B – TCQ Main Findings Document

C – Feedback template summarising the main elements of the TCQ report

 

GENERAL

 

3.            The recommendation contained in this report falls within the local board’s delegated authority.

 


 

 

 

DECISION

 

AUTHORISED FOR RELEASE

 

 

Authorisation of the urgent decision-making process

 

Signed by Trina Thompson  

Local Area Manager, Waitematā and Ōrākei                         Date: 5 May 2021

 

 

 


Approval to use the urgent decision-making process

                                                           

Richard Northey                                                                    

Chair, Waitematā Local Board                                              Date: 5 May 2021

 

 

 

                                                           

Alex Bonham                                                                         

Deputy Chair, Waitematā Local Board                                    Date: 5 May 2021

 

 

 

 


 

 

 


Waitematā Local Board Resolution

 

That the Waitematā Local Board:

 

a.   approve the Waitematā Local Board feedback into Auckland Council’s submission to the Transport and Infrastructure Committee inquiry into congestion pricing in Auckland on behalf of the local board.

 

 

 

 


                                                           

Richard Northey                                                                    

Chair, Waitematā Local Board                                                          Date: 5 May 2021

 

 

 

 

                                                           

Alex Bonham                                                                         

Deputy Chair, Waitematā Local Board                                                Date: 5 May 2021

 

 

 


Waitematā Local Board

18 May 2021

 

 

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18 May 2021

 

 

Urgent decision - Selection process to appoint the local board representative to the Establishment Unit Board of the City Centre to Māngere light rail project

File No.: CP2021/06027

 

  

 

Te take mō te pūrongo

Purpose of the report

1.       To receive the Urgent Decision to endorse the use of the Chairs’ Forum as the selection panel to appoint the local board representative to the Establishment Unit Board (EUB) of the City Centre to Māngere light rail project.

Whakarāpopototanga matua

Executive summary

2.       In March 2021, the Cabinet met to agree how to progress the next steps for the City Centre to Māngere light rail project (CC2M) through a public service delivery approach. To give effect to this, the Cabinet has directed that an Establishment Unit is set up to provide the visible face of the project, undertake stakeholder and community engagement, and take forward work to resolve key outstanding questions in relation to project scope and delivery entity.

3.       A representative of Auckland Council’s local boards needs to be selected to sit on the EUB.

4.       There is no joint forum between local boards so the Chairs’ Forum will be used to select a representative. As the Chairs’ Forum does not have a formal mandate to select representatives, there is a procedural requirement to seek mandate from each of the 21 local boards to make this selection.

5.       Therefore, Waitematā Local Board is being asked to endorse the use of the Chairs’ Forum as the selection panel.

6.       Selection of the local board representative will be made at the Chairs’ Forum on 17 May 2021.

7.       The next Waitematā Local Board business meeting is on 18 May 2021. Therefore, it is necessary to seek an urgent decision to formalise this local board position quickly.

 

Ngā tūtohunga

Recommendation/s

That the Waitematā Local Board:

a)      receive the urgent decision to endorse the use of the Chairs’ Forum as the selection panel to appoint the local board representative to the Establishment Unit Board of the City Centre to Māngere light rail project.

 

Ngā tāpirihanga

Attachments

No.

Title

Page

a

Urgent decision - Light rail delegation to Chair's forum

259

     

Ngā kaihaina

Signatories

Author

Caroline Teh - Local Board Advisor

Authoriser

Trina Thompson - Local Area Manager

 


Waitematā Local Board

18 May 2021

 

 

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18 May 2021

 

 

Auckland Unlimited Quarter 2 Performance Report

File No.: CP2021/05028

 

  

 

Te take mō te pūrongo

Purpose of the report

1.       To outline the quarter two performance of Auckland Unlimited.

Whakarāpopototanga matua

Executive summary

2.       This report includes the attached Auckland Unlimited Performance Report, which outlines the performance of Auckland Unlimited, including regional facilities, economic development and visitor economy-related activities and investments.

Ngā tūtohunga

Recommendation/s

That the Waitematā Local Board:

a)      receive the Auckland Unlimited Quarter Two Performance Report.

 

Ngā tāpirihanga

Attachments

No.

Title

Page

a

Auckland Unlimited Quarter Two Performance Report

265

     

Ngā kaihaina

Signatories

Author

Priscila Firmo - Democracy Advisor

Authoriser

Trina Thompson - Local Area Manager

 


Waitematā Local Board

18 May 2021

 

 

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18 May 2021

 

 

Chairperson's report

File No.: CP2021/05459

 

  

 

Te take mō te pūrongo

Purpose of the report

1.       To provide the opportunity for the local board chair to provide an update on projects, meetings and other initiatives relevant to the local board’s interests.

Whakarāpopototanga matua

Executive summary

2.       An opportunity for the Waitematā Local Board Chair to update the local board on activities he has been involved in since the last meeting.

3.       In accordance with Standing Order 2.4.7, the chair may, by way of report, bring any matter to the attention of a meeting of the local board or its committees that is within their role or function to consider.

 

Ngā tūtohunga

Recommendation/s

That the Waitematā Local Board:

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

 

 

Ngā tāpirihanga

Attachments

No.

Title

Page

a

Chair R Norhtey May 2021 report

283

     

Ngā kaihaina

Signatories

Author

Priscila Firmo - Democracy Advisor

Authoriser

Trina Thompson - Local Area Manager

 


Waitematā Local Board

18 May 2021

 

 

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Waitematā Local Board

18 May 2021

 

 

Board member reports

File No.: CP2021/05460

 

  

 

Te take mō te pūrongo

Purpose of the report

1.       To provide an opportunity for the local board’s elected members to update the Waitematā Local Board on matters they have been involved in following the previous month’s meeting and other matters of interest to the board.

Whakarāpopototanga matua

Executive summary

2.       An opportunity for members of the Waitematā Local Board to provide a written or verbal update on their activities for the month or any other matter they wish to raise with the board.

3.       This is an information item and it is optional for board members to provide a written board member report for inclusion in the agenda.

 

Ngā tūtohunga

Recommendation/s

That the Waitematā Local Board:

a)      receive the written report from members A A Christie, A Bonham and G Gunthorp, and the verbal updates from members J Sandilands, K Leoni and S Trotman.

 

Ngā tāpirihanga

Attachments

No.

Title

Page

a

Board member A A Christie report May 2021

309

b

Board member A Bonham report May 2021

317

c

Board Member G Gunthorp May 2021 report

329

     

Ngā kaihaina

Signatories

Author

Priscila Firmo - Democracy Advisor

Authoriser

Trina Thompson - Local Area Manager

 


Waitematā Local Board

18 May 2021

 

 

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18 May 2021

 

 

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Waitematā Local Board

18 May 2021

 

 

Governance Forward Work Calendar

File No.: CP2021/05461

 

  

 

Te take mō te pūrongo

Purpose of the report

1.       To present the Waitematā Local Board with the updated governance forward work calendar.

Whakarāpopototanga matua

Executive summary

2.       This report contains the governance forward work calendar, a schedule of items that will come before the Waitematā Local Board at business meetings and workshops over the coming months.

3.       The governance forward work calendar for the local board is included in Attachment A to the agenda report.

4.       The calendar aims to support local boards’ governance role by:

·   ensuring advice on agendas and workshop material is driven by local board priorities

·   clarifying what advice is required and when

·   clarifying the rationale for reports.

5.       The calendar will be updated every month. Each update will be reported back to business meetings and distributed to relevant council staff. It is recognised that at times items will arise that are not programmed. Local board members are welcome to discuss changes to the calendar.

 

Ngā tūtohunga

Recommendation/s

That the Waitematā Local Board:

a)      receive the governance forward work calendar as at 18 May 2021.

 

Ngā tāpirihanga

Attachments

No.

Title

Page

a

Governance Forward Work Calendar May 2021

357

     

Ngā kaihaina

Signatories

Author

Priscila Firmo - Democracy Advisor

Authoriser

Trina Thompson - Local Area Manager

 


Waitematā Local Board

18 May 2021

 

 

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Waitematā Local Board

18 May 2021

 

 

Waitematā Local Board workshop records

File No.: CP2021/05463

 

  

 

Te take mō te pūrongo

Purpose of the report

1.       To provide an opportunity for the Waitematā Local Board to receive the records of its recent workshops held following the previous local board business meeting. Attached are copies of the proceeding records taken from the workshops held on:

·   13 April 2021

·   20 April 2021

·   27 April 2021

·   4 May 2021

Whakarāpopototanga matua

Executive summary

2.       In accordance to Standing Order 12.1.4, a record of the proceedings of every Waitematā Local Board workshop held over the past month, including the names of the members attending and the general nature of the matters discussed during the workshop, shall be circulated to the members of the local board.

 

Ngā tūtohunga

Recommendation/s

That the Waitematā Local Board:

a)   receive the Waitematā Local Board workshop records for the workshops held 13 April, 20 April, 27 April and 4 May 2021.

 

Ngā tāpirihanga

Attachments

No.

Title

Page

a

Waitematā Local Board workshop records May 2021

361

     

Ngā kaihaina

Signatories

Author

Priscila Firmo - Democracy Advisor

Authoriser

Trina Thompson - Local Area Manager

 


Waitematā Local Board

18 May 2021

 

 

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[1] Local Government (Auckland Council) Act 2009, section 15(2)(c)

[2] Local Government (Auckland Council) Act 2009, ss15-16.

 

[3] Resource Management Act 1991, section 8.

[4] Schedule of Issues of Significance and Māori Plan 2017, Independent Māori Statutory Board

[5] Local Government Act 2002, Schedule 7, clause 36D.