Te Rōpū Kaitohutohu Take Kaumātua /

Seniors Advisory Panel

 

OPEN MINUTES

 

 

 

Minutes of a meeting of the Seniors Advisory Panel held in the Boardroom, Ground Floor, Auckland Town Hall, 301-305 Queen Street, Auckland on Monday, 14 June 2021 at 1.00pm.

 

present

 

Co-chair

Gayle Marshall, QSM

 

Co-chair

Jay Reid

 

Members

Claire Dale

 

 

Zahra Fazelnia

 

 

Jane Messer

 

 

Judy Smyth

 

 

Jeet Suchdev, QSM, JP

 

 

Lindsay Waugh

 

 

David Wong Hop, MNZM, JP

Until 2.35pm, Item 5

Liaison Councillor

Cr Tracy Mulholland

Until 3.54pm, Item 7

Chief Liaison Councillor

Cr Dr Cathy Casey

 

 

 

ALSO PRESENT

 

 

Cr Angela Dalton

 

 

 

 

 


Seniors Advisory Panel

14 June 2021

 

 

1          Apologies

 

The Seniors Advisory Panel:

a)         accepted apologies from Cr T Mulholland for early departure.

 

 

 

2          Declaration of Interest

 

There were no declarations of interest.

 

 

 

3          Confirmation of Minutes

 

MOVED by Member J Reid, seconded by Member L Waugh:  

The Seniors Advisory Panel:

a)        confirmed the ordinary minutes of its meeting, held on Tuesday, 16 March 2021, as     a true and correct record.

 

 

 

4          General Business

 

There was no general business.

 

 


 

5

Update on Tāmaki tauawhi kaumātua: Age-friendly Auckland

 

A PowerPoint presentation was provided by staff. A copy has been attached to the official minutes and is available on the Auckland Council website as a minutes attachment.

 

Nick Chester, Team Leader Planning and Policy, Hamilton City Council and Morgan Harrison, Community Partnerships Advisor, from New Plymouth District Council addressed the panel. Nick provided a PowerPoint presentation. A copy has been attached to the official minutes and are available on the Auckland Council website as a minutes attachment.

 

 

MOVED by Member J Reid, seconded by Member C Dale:  

The Seniors Advisory Panel:

a)      noted the update on Tāmaki tauawhi kaumātua: Age-friendly Auckland.

b)      noted with thanks the report from New Plymouth District Council and Hamilton City Council staff on their experience of becoming members of the Global Network.

 

 

Attachments

a     14 June 2021, Seniors Advisory Panel, Item 5 - Update on Tāmaki tauawhi kaumātua: Age-friendly Auckland - PowerPoint presentation

b     14 June 2021, Seniors Advisory Panel, Item 5 - Update on Tāmaki tauawhi kaumātua: Age-friendly Auckland - Hamilton City Council PowerPoint presentation

 

 

 

The meeting adjourned at 2.35pm and reconvened at 2.56pm.

Member D Wong Hop was not present.

 

 

 

6

Proposal to make Public Trading, Events and Filming Bylaw

 

A PowerPoint presentation was provided. A copy has been placed on the official minutes and is available on the Auckland Council website as a minutes attachment.

 

 

The Seniors Advisory Panel:

a)      agreed to inform its community of the opportunity to provide feedback on the proposed new trading, events and filming bylaw in Attachment A of the agenda report.

b)      agreed to adopt views on the proposal in Attachment A of the agenda report for the consideration of the Bylaw Panel in its deliberations on all public feedback.

 

Attachments

a     14 June 2021, Seniors Advisory Panel, Item 6 - Proposal to make Public Trading, Events and Filming Bylaw - PowerPoint presentation

 

Note:    matters raised by the panel included:

·         Concerns that the language in the bylaw is legalistic and punitive, and it would be good to see it being more permissive and positive.

·         Footpaths must be prioritised for pedestrians as this is their primary function.

·         Concern about the damage done by skateboards to infrastructure in public spaces and that this should be addressed in the bylaw.

·         Stressing the importance of having a robust monitoring regime of people flouting the bylaw, and advice from NZ Police is that it is important people actually complain about things as this gives authorities evidence on which to allocate resources.

·         Request for Segways to be included, noting staff advice that they would be if there were operators, but currently there are no operators.

·         Concern at an example of an events permits prohibiting people from sitting on the grass in a public space which seemed excessive.

 

 

 

 

7

Panel members' and liaison councillor's updates

 

Cr T Mulholland left the meeting at 3.54pm.

 

The Seniors Advisory Panel:

a)      noted the panel members’ updates.

b)      noted the liaison councillor’s update.

 

Note:   Cr T Mulholland provided an update on matters she has been involved with, including items at the Governing Body; matters she will raise with Auckland Transport and Watercare which affect seniors; the Three Waters reform; and Eke Panuku’s work with reserves.

 

Note:   Co-chair J Reid gave a summary of the panel members’ and co-chairs’ activity since the last meeting, including the panel’s feedback to Auckland Council staff on the council’s submission to the review of the Public Transport Operating Model.

 

 

 

8          Consideration of General Business Items

 

There was no consideration of general business items.

 

 

 

 

3.59pm                                               The Chairperson thanked Members for their attendance and attention to business and declared the meeting closed.

 

CONFIRMED AS A TRUE AND CORRECT RECORD AT A MEETING OF THE Seniors Advisory Panel HELD ON

 

 

 

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