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

 

Date:

Time:

Meeting Room:

 

 

Tuesday, 16 November 2021

2.00pm

Via Skype-for-Business

 

Albert-Eden Local Board

 

OPEN AGENDA

 

 

 

 

MEMBERSHIP

 

Chairperson

Lee Corrick

 

Deputy Chairperson

Margi Watson

 

Members

Graeme Easte

 

 

Rachel Langton

 

 

Julia Maskill

 

 

Will McKenzie

 

 

Christina Robertson

 

 

Kendyl Smith

 

 

(Quorum 4 members)

 

 

 

Michael Mendoza – Democracy Advisor

 

11 November 2021

 

Contact Telephone: 021 809 149

Email: Michael.Mendoza@aucklandcouncil.govt.nz

Website: www.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz

 

 


 


Albert-Eden Local Board

16 November 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 - David Riley, Reading Warrior                                                       5

8.2     Deputation - Laura Fergusson Home, 224 Great South Road, Greenlane    6

9          Public Forum                                                                                                                  6

9.1     Public Forum - John Burns - Character Coalition Incorporated                    6

9.2     Public Forum - Neil Clemens - Balmoral Residents Association Incorporated  7

10        Extraordinary Business                                                                                                7

11        Notices of Motion                                                                                                           8

12        Notice of Motion - Member Kendyl Smith - Request Auckland Transport support the Mt Eden Village Business Association and Mt Eden Village Trust requests regarding Essex Reserve Carpark                                                                                                 9

13        Albert-Eden Quick Response Round Two 2021/2022 grant allocations               15

14        Albert-Eden Sport and Active Recreation Facilities Plan                                       77

15        Albert-Eden Indoor/Covered Court Study                                                                 83

16        Regional Streets For People Programme                                                                 89

17        Draft Contributions Policy 2021                                                                               107

18        National Emissions Reduction Plan Discussion Document – draft council submission                                                                                                                 141

19        Albert-Eden Local Board feedback on the Resource Management Act (Enabling Housing Supply and Other Matters) Amendment Bill                                           147

20        Albert-Eden Local Board feedback on proposed new national waste strategy and associated waste legislation                                                                                    155

21        Albert-Eden-Puketāpapa Ward Councillors' Updates                                           161

22        Chairperson's Report                                                                                                163

23        Board Members' Reports                                                                                          165

24        Albert-Eden Local Board 2021 Governance Forward Work Calendar                 167

25        Albert-Eden Local Board Workshop Records                                                        171

26        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 Albert-Eden Local Board:

a)         confirm the minutes of its ordinary meeting, held on Tuesday, 19 October 2021, as  true and correct.

 

 

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 Albert-Eden 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 - David Riley, Reading Warrior

Te take mō te pūrongo

Purpose of the report

1.       To enable an opportunity for David Riley – Reading Warrior, to deliver a presentation during the Deputation segment of the business meeting.

Whakarāpopototanga matua

Executive summary

2.       David Riley – Reading Warrior, will be in attendance to deliver a presentation to the local board outlining his literacy projects that are designed to help improve literacy and grow the amount of Pacific literature.

3.       David is a high school teacher and children’s author and has been involved in a number of literacy projects in South Auckland, with a focus on working with Pasifika young people and elders.

 

Ngā tūtohunga

Recommendation/s

That the Albert-Eden Local Board:

a)      thank David Riley – Reading Warrior, for his attendance and Deputation presentation.

 

 

 

8.2       Deputation - Laura Fergusson Home, 224 Great South Road, Greenlane

Te take mō te pūrongo

Purpose of the report

1.       To enable an opportunity for Victoria Carter, ONZM, Chair – Friends of Laura Fergusson Incorporated, and Simon Dunlop - resident, to deliver a presentation during the Deputation segment of the business meeting.

Whakarāpopototanga matua

Executive summary

2.       Victoria Carter, ONZM, Chair – Friends of Laura Fergusson Incorporated, and Simon Dunlop - resident, will be in attendance to outline their respective concerns and views regarding the closure of the Laura Fergusson home.

3.       The Laura Fergusson home, previously located at 224 Great South Road, Greenlane, was established to assist disabled people and provided transitional housing for many who experienced life changing accidents. The facility included a specialist gym and hydrotherapy pool for exercise and therapy.

4.       Victoria Carter, ONZM, is Chair of the Friends of Laura Fergusson Incorporated, and Simon Dunlop is the grandson of Lady Caughey, the founder of the Laura Fergusson Trust.

 

Ngā tūtohunga

Recommendation/s

That the Albert-Eden Local Board:

a)      thank Victoria Carter, ONZM, Chair – Friends of Laura Fergusson Incorporated, and Simon Dunlop, resident, for their attendance and Deputation presentation.

 

 

 

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 - John Burns - Character Coalition Incorporated

Te take mō te pūrongo

Purpose of the report

1.       To enable an opportunity for John Burns – Character Coalition Incorporated, to deliver a presentation during the Public Forum segment of the business meeting.

Whakarāpopototanga matua

Executive summary

2.       John Burns – Character Coalition Incorporated, will be in attendance to outline the group’s concerns regarding the National Policy Statement on Housing and Urban Development and the potential impact on Special Character Areas in the local area.

Ngā tūtohunga

Recommendation/s

That the Albert-Eden Local Board:

a)      thank John Burns – Character Coalition Incorporated, for his attendance and Public Forum presentation.

 

 

9.2       Public Forum - Neil Clemens - Balmoral Residents Association Incorporated

Te take mō te pūrongo

Purpose of the report

1.       To enable an opportunity for Neil Clemens – Balmoral Residents Association Incorporated, to deliver a presentation during the Public Forum segment of the business meeting.

Whakarāpopototanga matua

Executive summary

2.       Neil Clemens – Balmoral Residents Association Incorporated, will be in attendance to provide an overview of the recently formed society, its members and to outline its purpose and aims.

Ngā tūtohunga

Recommendation/s

That the Albert-Eden Local Board:

a)      thank Neil Clemens – Balmoral Residents Association Incorporated, for his attendance and Public Forum presentation.

 

 

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.”

 

11        Notices of Motion

 

Under Standing Orders 2.5.1 and 2.5.2, a Notice of Motion has been received from Member Kendyl Smith and Member Will McKenzie for consideration under item 12.

 


Albert-Eden Local Board

16 November 2021

 

 

Notice of Motion - Member Kendyl Smith - Request Auckland Transport support the Mt Eden Village Business Association and Mt Eden Village Trust requests regarding Essex Reserve Carpark

File No.: CP2021/17067

 

  

 

Whakarāpopototanga matua

Executive summary

1.       Members Kendyl Smith and Will McKenzie have given notice of a motion that they wish to propose.

2.       The Notice of Motion, signed by Member Kendyl Smith and Member McKenzie as seconder, is appended as Attachment A.

 

 

Motion

That the Albert-Eden Local Board:

a)      request Auckland Transport (AT) amend the current operations of the Essex Reserve Carpark, Mt Eden to the following:

i)         Paid parking operating between 10am-4pm from Monday to Saturday. This compliments the Mt Eden clearway times which were recently increased to 7-10am and 4-7pm weekdays

ii)        The first one hour free; and

iii)       Free parking on Sundays.

b)      note that the Albert-Eden Local Board are supporting the Mt Eden Village Business Association and the Mt Eden Village Trust in this request.

c)      note that significant changes were made to parking and bus stops in and around Mt Eden Village in late 2019.

 

 

Ngā tāpirihanga

Attachments

No.

Title

Page

a

Notice of Motion - Member Kendyl Smith - Request Auckland Transport support the Mt Eden Village Business Association and Mt Eden Village Trust requests regarding Essex Reserve Carpark

11

      

Ngā kaihaina

Signatories

Author

Michael Mendoza - Democracy Advisor

Authoriser

Nina Siers - Local Area Manager

 


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16 November 2021

 

 

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16 November 2021

 

 

Albert-Eden Quick Response Round Two 2021/2022 grant allocations

File No.: CP2021/16254

 

  

 

Te take mō te pūrongo

Purpose of the report

1.       To fund, part-fund or decline the applications received for Albert-Eden Quick Response Round Two 2021/2022.

Whakarāpopototanga matua

Executive summary

2.       The Albert-Eden Local Board adopted the Albert-Eden Local Board Community Grants Programme 2021/2022 on 18 May 2021 (Attachment A). The document sets application guidelines for contestable grants.

3.       This report presents applications received for the for Albert-Eden Quick Response Round Two 2021/2022 (Attachment B).

4.       The local board has set a total community grants budget of $140,500 for the 2021/2022 financial year. A total of $65,856.46 was allocated in the previous grant rounds. This leaves a total of $74,643.54 to be allocated to two quick response and one local grants round.

5.       Twelve applications were received for Quick Response Round Two 2021/2022, requesting a total of $27,799.91.

 

Ngā tūtohunga

Recommendation/s

That the Albert-Eden Local Board:

a)       agree to fund, part-fund or decline each application in Albert-Eden Quick Response Round Two 2021/2022 listed in the following table:   

Application ID

Organisation

Main focus

Requesting funding for

Amount requested

Eligibility

QR2201-203

David Riley

Arts and culture

Towards the distribution of children's book bundles at primary and intermediate schools in Albert-Eden.

$3,000.00

Eligible

QR2201-208

Maxine McCort

Arts and culture

Towards the cost of running two 6-week introductory Te Reo language classes at the Owairaka Community Hub for the local community, including the cost of facilitation, educational resources, and catering.

$1,000.00

Eligible

QR2201-213

Art Yoga Partnership

Arts and culture

Towards the delivery of six free art therapy sessions at the Mt Eden Corrections Facility, including art resources, and facilitator costs.

$1,000.00

Eligible

QR2201-223

Friends of Oakley (Te Auaunga) Creek Incorporated

Arts and culture

Towards the artist fee and materials for the installation of a sixty-metre-long mural along the Waterview Shared Path.

$3,000.00

Eligible

QR2201-205

Mt Albert Community Patrol Incorporated

Community

Towards the purchase of a vehicle for community patrol.

$3,000.00

Eligible

QR2201-209

Maungawhau Playcentre

Community

Towards a new sandpit cover.

$1,657.91

Eligible

QR2201-210

Blue Light Ventures Incorporated

Community

Towards the printing and production costs of the "Street Smart" life skills resource handbook for 800 Year 13 students in Albert-Eden schools, Mt Albert Grammar School, Marist College, and Eden Campus.

$2,800.00

Eligible

QR2201-215

Epilepsy Association of New Zealand Incorporated

Community

Towards the educator's fuel costs for support services for people living with epilepsy.

$500.00

Eligible

QR2201-217

Youthline Auckland Charitable Trust

Community

Towards the counselling services, support programmes, and development opportunities for vulnerable youth and in-school promotion of services in the Albert-Eden area from 1 December 2021 to 30 June 2022.

$3,000.00

Ineligible

QR2201-222

Environmental Education for Resource Sustainability Trust

Environment

Towards the purchase and delivery of 600 plants, 31 recycling bins and administrative costs associated with running the Paper4Trees programme.

$2,992.00

Eligible

QR2201-216

Gym Kids Limited

Events

Towards the costs of delivering the “Gymnastics in the park” programme, including the coaching fees, health and safety, signage, first aid, use of equipment, and transport by Gym Kids.

$2,850.00

Eligible

QR2201-225

Japanese Society of Auckland Incorporated

Events

Towards the venue hire cost of the Auckland Showgrounds to host 'Japan Day' 2022.

$3,000.00

Eligible

Total

 

 

 

$27,799.91

 

 

 

 

 

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’s 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 Albert-Eden Local Board adopted the Albert-Eden Local Board Community Grants Programme 2021/2022 on 18 May 2021 (Attachment A). The document sets application guidelines for contestable grants.

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

11.     The local board has set a total community grants budget of $140,500.00 for the 2021/2022 financial year. A total of $65,856.46 was allocated in the previous grant rounds. This leaves a total of $74,643.54 to be allocated to two quick response and one local grants round.

Tātaritanga me ngā tohutohu

Analysis and advice

12.     The aim of the local board grants 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 with projects that support community climate change action. Community climate action involves reducing or responding to climate change by residents in a locally relevant way. 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 use of single-occupancy transport options

·        home energy efficiency and community renewable energy generation

·        local tree planting and streamside revegetation

·        education about sustainable lifestyle choices that reduce carbon footprints.

Ngā whakaaweawe me ngā tirohanga a te rōpū Kaunihera

Council group impacts and views

14.     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.

15.     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

16.     Local boards are responsible for the decision-making and allocation of local board community grants.  The Albert-Eden Local Board is required to fund, part-fund or decline these grant applications in accordance with its priorities identified in the local board grant programme.

17.     Staff will provide feedback to unsuccessful grant applicants about why they have been declined, so they can increase their chances of success in the future.

18.     A summary of each application received through Albert-Eden Quick Response Round Two 2021/2022 (Attachment B) is provided.

Tauākī whakaaweawe Māori

Māori impact statement

19.     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 grants processes.

20.     Seven applicants applying to Albert-Eden Quick Response Round Two indicate projects that target Māori or Māori outcomes.

Ngā ritenga ā-pūtea

Financial implications

21.     The allocation of grants to community groups is within the adopted Long-term Plan 2021-2031 and local board agreements.

22.     The local board has set a total community grants budget of $140,500.00 for the 2021/2022 financial year. A total of $65,856.46 was allocated in the previous grant rounds. This leaves a total of $74,643.54 to be allocated to two quick response and one local grants round.

23.     Twelve applications were received for Quick Response Round Two 2021/2022, requesting a total of $27,799.91.

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 a low risk associated with funding the applications in this round.

Ngā koringa ā-muri

Next steps

26.     Following the Albert-Eden Local Board allocating funding for round two of the quick response grants, grants staff will notify the applicants of the local board’s decision.

 

 

Ngā tāpirihanga

Attachments

No.

Title

Page

a

Albert-Eden Local Board Grants Programme 2021/2022

21

b

Albert-Eden Quick Response Round Two 2021/2022 - grant applications

27

     

Ngā kaihaina

Signatories

Author

Moumita Dutta - Senior Grants Advisor

Authorisers

Rhonwen Heath - Head of Rates Valuations & Data Mgmt

Nina Siers - Local Area Manager

 


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Albert-Eden Local Board

16 November 2021

 

 

Albert-Eden Sport and Active Recreation Facilities Plan

File No.: CP2021/16589

 

  

 

Te take mō te pūrongo

Purpose of the report

1.       To consider the Albert-Eden Sport and Active Recreation Facilities Plan 2021.

Whakarāpopototanga matua

Executive summary

2.       In 2018, the Albert-Eden Local Board commenced a review of sport and active recreation facilities to inform future investment decisions.

3.       The project considered issues and challenges for clubs, the impact of forecast growth on identified gaps in facility provision and identified investment opportunities to increase participation in sport and recreation with Albert-Eden.

4.       The Albert-Eden Sport and Active Recreation Facilities Plan 2021 was completed in October 2021. The plan provides a strategic approach to achieving sport and recreation outcomes through the development of sports facilities. It will guide and possible investments by other stakeholders.

5.       The Albert-Eden Sport and Active Recreation Facilities Plan 2021 (the plan) is now presented for adoption in Attachment A and Attachment B.

 

Ngā tūtohunga

Recommendation/s

That the Albert-Eden Local Board:

a)      adopt the Albert-Eden Sport and Active Recreation Facilities Plan 2021 provided in Attachments A and B.

 

Horopaki

Context

6.       The Albert-Eden Local Board receives many requests annually from community sport and recreation groups seeking funding support. The board recognises that there are limited funds to contribute to maintaining and developing sport and recreation facilities and therefore must prioritise investment. The local board can achieve this through the development of a sport and active recreation facilities plan.

7.       The local board allocated $30,000 LDI OPEX funding in 2017/18 to prepare a sport and active recreation facilities plan. In 2018 WSP Opus was contracted to undertake the project. The project was then paused following council’s adoption of its emergency budget. In September 2020 Visitor Solutions was engaged to complete the plan.

8.       The Albert-Eden Sport and Active Recreation Facilities Plan 2021 (the plan) was commissioned to provide a comprehensive analysis of sport and recreation facility needs. It is designed to assist the local board and all stakeholders in prioritising future investment into sport and active recreation facility projects. This approach looks to maximise the community impact of that investment. The plan intends to deliver the following outcomes:

·      A consolidated inventory of facilities used by sport and active recreation codes

·      An understanding of local facility needs and issues

·      Assessment of the potential impact of demographic and infrastructure changes on current and future provisions in the area

·      Identified gaps in provision against current and future needs

·      Identified facility projects and potential opportunities for exploration, including community and school partnerships

·      Identified parks with greater capacity to accommodate facilities for informal recreation

·      A list of prioritised projects (against board-approved criteria which align with council’s Increasing Aucklanders’ Participation in Sport – Investment Plan 2019–2039) to help inform investment and leasing decisions 

·      Alignment between sport and active recreation investment recommendations and Albert-Eden Local Board Plan outcomes.

Draft Sport and Active Recreation Facilities Plan

9.       The draft plan was discussed with the local board at a workshop on 9 March 2021. Feedback received from the workshop was incorporated into the draft plan.

10.     Staff presented the updated plan at a second workshop on 14 September 2021. Following the workshop, some local board members provided individual feedback. Some minor updates to the plan based on feedback from individual local board members have been made. 

11.     The final plan was completed in October 2021 and is now recommended for adoption by the local board.

Tātaritanga me ngā tohutohu

Analysis and advice

12.     The Albert-Eden Sport and Active Recreation Facilities Plan will serve as a strategic document that will guide future support and investment by the local board and other stakeholders. The plan can inform community facilities work programme, LDI initiatives and community grants, leasing decisions, advocacy platforms for major projects and decisions on regional funding.

13.     By adopting the Albert-Eden Sport and Active Recreation Facilities Plan:

·      the board will have a list of prioritised projects to consider for future investment

·      leasing opportunities can be identified and considered appropriately to ensure maximum use of parks and facilities within the Albert-Eden Local Board area

·      the board can direct sports clubs and community groups seeking funding to the plan, reiterating that it has a list of priorities it is focusing on

·      investment is aligned with sport and recreation sector and local board plan outcomes

·      the board can consider investment in identified opportunities to create greater community access into an existing network of school facilities

·      the local board has a comprehensive list of parks to accommodate facilities for informal recreation. (e.g. pump tracks, fitness trails, skate facilities)

·      staff will have a document that summarizes current provision of facilities, needs and opportunities for each sports code in Albert-Eden.

14.     The plan also provides population projections to predict the likely demand from future communities and acknowledges the challenges of infrastructure changes.

15.     The plan aligns with council’s targeted approach to investment into sport and recognises how facility investment can enable increased participation.

16.     The Indoor/Covered Court Study is one of the priority projects identified in the plan.  The local board requested a study on the provision of Indoor/Covered Courts in the local board area. This builds on the analysis undertaken by the Auckland Region Indoor Court Facility Plan (2019) and the Strategic Needs Assessment for Indoor and Covered Court Facilities in the Albert-Eden Local Board area.

17.     The Indoor/Covered Court Study was completed in October 2021 and is recommended for adoption in November 2021. It is the subject of a separate report on this agenda.

18.     The plan identifies 30 projects ordered by the asset owner (council, communities, and other/mixed). Each project is assigned a priority level (high, high-medium, medium, low), clarifying direction. The priority level reflects the score each project received through the assessment process.

19.     Each project has been assessed against the four investment principles identified in “Increasing Aucklanders’ Participation in Sport – Investment Plan 2019–2039”. These four investment principles are equity, outcome-focused, financial sustainability, and accountability. The assessment process ranked the projects and allocated levels of priority.

20.     Overall, 14 projects were identified as high priority, eight projects identified as medium priority and eight projects were identified as low priority.

21.     The plan recognises that the project list should evolve over time with opportunities advancing and new projects emerging. The plan recommends that it be updated every three years to remain relevant as a “living document” reflecting the current facility landscape.

Options Considered

22.     Options considered are to adopt the plan or not adopt the plan

Options Considered

Comment

Adopt the plan

This option is RECOMMENDED.

The plan is a high-level strategic document for the local board and gives clear direction to guide future decisions.

The plan provides advocacy platforms for the local board and other stakeholders.

The plan provides the strategic direction the local board is seeking and fulfills the purpose of the LDI budget allocation.

Not adopt the plan

This option is not recommended.

The plan provides the strategic direction the local board is seeking and fulfills the purpose of the LDI budget allocation.

If the local board does not adopt the plan, the investment into the development of this plan will be a sunk cost.

         

Tauākī whakaaweawe āhuarangi

Climate impact statement

23.     There are no specific climate impacts anticipated from the adoption of the plan.

24.     Sustainable design is a consideration across several sports and recreation projects that are reaching the detailed design stage, particularly in respect to rain-water capture, natural and solar lighting, building insulation, air conditioning and building material choice.

25.     While many projects will be community-led, funding agreements will specifically ask groups (at the appropriate stage of project development) to investigate sustainable design as part of a good-practice approach.

26.     Projects that are council-led will consider sustainable design as part of the project development and design process.

Ngā whakaaweawe me ngā tirohanga a te rōpū Kaunihera

Council group impacts and views

27.     Auckland Council staff including the Community Facilities Department and Parks and Places team were consulted throughout the project and contributed to the data provided within the plan.

28.     Overall, departments in the Customer and Community Services directorate support the projects selected. Community feedback regarding council-owned assets (used by community sport and recreation groups) has been provided to Community Facilities colleagues for renewals/upgrade programme consideration.

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

Local impacts and local board views

29.     The local board reviewed the draft plan at two workshops, 9 March 2021 and 14 September 2021. Feedback received from these workshops has been incorporated into the plan.

30.     The development of this plan has been a local board priority since 2018. The local impact of this plan is significant in respect to the strategic direction it provides elected members to maximise available investment into sport and recreation.

31.     The plan pulls together a list of projects that the board will not be able to fund alone. A strategic response to partnering with the community and other funders will be required to deliver the outcomes identified in the plan.

Tauākī whakaaweawe Māori

Māori impact statement

32.     Of 98,622 people living in the Albert-Eden local board area, 7.1 per cent are Māori. The Albert-Eden Sport and Active Recreation Facilities Plan will assist the local board with decision making to increase community participation, including the potential to increase Māori participation.

33.     The equity principle in the assessment criteria for projects places a high weighting to Māori-led projects or high degree of Māori involvement that is likely to contribute to increase Māori participation.

Ngā ritenga ā-pūtea

Financial implications

34.     Due to local board budget restrictions no investment into high priority projects is proposed in 2021/2022.

35.     Staff recommend that the local board consider investing into high priority projects in 2022/2023 onwards if budget allows. This will be considered as part of future work programmes.

36.     Staff will workshop the cost of implementing projects with the board to view to budget being allocated for the following financial year. Where possible, a partnership funding approach to project delivery will be sought.

37.     The local board allocated $30,000 LDI OPEX funding in 2017/18 to develop the plan. The total project delivery cost was $57,475 because of having to re-tender the project. The project shortfall was covered from Parks, Sport & Recreation budget.

38.     Reviewing the plan to identify new projects will incur costs dependent on the scale of the projects identified.

Ngā raru tūpono me ngā whakamaurutanga

Risks and mitigations

39.     Community sport and recreation groups that were not identified in the plan may not be prioritised for local board funding. This will help to concentrate local board investment into the most worthwhile projects. However, where beneficial projects are missed by the plan the risk is mitigated by:

·      Groups can still apply for local board community grants

·      The plan should be reviewed every three years to pick up new projects that are identified.

40.     If the local board does not adopt the plan:

·      the investment into the development of this plan will be a sunk cost

·      Local board members have no local strategic priorities to refer to when groups seek grant funding and have no evidence-based document to reference when considering future investments.

Ngā koringa ā-muri

Next steps

41.     Staff will explore detailed costs for approved high priority projects, with a view to workshopping them with the board.

42.     The plan should be reviewed every three years to pick up new projects identified and ensure the prioritisation of projects remains aligned with local board plan outcomes.

 

Ngā tāpirihanga

Attachments

No.

Title

Page

a

Sport and Active Recreation Facilities Plan – Summary report (Under Separate Cover)

 

b

Sport and Active Recreation Facilities Plan - Reference report (Under Separate Cover)

 

     

Ngā kaihaina

Signatories

Author

Tarun Nethula - Sport & Recreation Lead

Authorisers

Mace Ward - General Manager Parks, Sports and Recreation

Nina Siers - Local Area Manager

 


Albert-Eden Local Board

16 November 2021

 

 

Albert-Eden Indoor/Covered Court Study

File No.: CP2021/16594

 

  

 

Te take mō te pūrongo

Purpose of the report

1.       To adopt the Albert-Eden Indoor/Covered Court Study 2021.

Whakarāpopototanga matua

Executive summary

2.       In 2020, the Albert-Eden Local Board requested to undertake a study on the provision of indoor/covered courts in the local board area.

3.       The study examines the supply and demand for indoor/covered courts in Albert-Eden. It identifies and assesses potential indoor/covered court opportunities on which to progress further assessment.

4.       The Albert-Eden Indoor/Covered Court Study 2021 aligns with council’s “Increasing Aucklander’s Participation in Sport: Investment Plan 2019-2039”. The study links to the Community Facilities Network Plan, providing a roadmap for how Auckland Council will invest in community facilities, including leisure centres over the next 20-years.

5.       The study was completed in October 2021. It can be used by the local board and other stakeholders to guide further discussion, investigation and investment into indoor/covered courts in Albert-Eden.

6.       The Albert-Eden Indoor/Covered Court Study 2021 in Attachment A (the study) is now recommended for adoption.

Ngā tūtohunga

Recommendation/s

That the Albert-Eden Local Board:

a)      adopt the Albert-Eden Indoor/Covered Court Study 2021 provided in Attachment A.

Horopaki

Context

7.       In 2019, Auckland Region Indoor Court Facility Plan confirmed there is significant shortage of indoor courts to meet the needs of indoor sports codes; badminton, basketball, futsal, netball, table tennis and volleyball across the region

8.       Building on the analysis undertaken by the Auckland Region Indoor Court Facility Plan (2019), in May 2020 staff completed a Strategic Needs Assessment for Indoor and Covered Court Facilities in the Albert-Eden Local Board area.

9.       Arising from this Strategic Needs Assessment, the Albert-Eden Local Board commissioned further work on the provision of indoor/covered courts in the local board area. This work was undertaken as an extension of the Albert-Eden Sport and Active Recreation Facilities Plan.

10.     The study is a priority action identified in the Albert-Eden Sport and Active Recreation Facilities Plan. It was undertaken simultaneously as a separate item on the work programme.

11.     The development of the study is an item on the Albert-Eden Local Board 2021/22 work programme # 3049. The study is funded by $20,000 LDI funding carried forward from 2020/21.

12.     The Albert-Eden Indoor/Covered Court Study was commissioned to deliver an analysis of indoor/covered court needs in the area. It is designed to assist the local board and all stakeholders in prioritising future investment into Indoor/Covered Court projects. The study intends to deliver:

·      Summary of indoor/covered court needs in Albert-Eden

·      List of potential opportunities

·      High level scope and cost of potential opportunities (where possible)

·      Prioritised opportunities

·      Recommended next steps for identified opportunities.

13.     The indoor/covered court study will assist with progressing many of council’s strategic priorities particularly those expressed through the Increasing Aucklander’s Participation in Sport: Investment Plan 2019-2039, Community Facilities Network Plan, Albert-Eden Local Board Plan, National Facilities Strategy for Indoor Sports 2013 and the Auckland Indoor Court Plan 2019.

Draft Indoor/Covered Court Study

14.     Staff presented the draft study at a workshop on 14 September 2021. Following the workshop, some local board members provided individual feedback. Some minor updates to the study based on feedback from individual local board members have been made. 

15.     The final study was completed in October 2021 and is recommended for adoption.

Tātaritanga me ngā tohutohu

Analysis and advice

16.     The Albert-Eden Indoor/Covered Court Study will serve as a strategic document for the local board, Auckland Indoor Court Leadership Group and indoor sports codes to guide future discussion, investigation and investment.

17.     The study can inform future work programme, LDI initiatives and community grants, leasing decisions, advocacy platforms for major projects and decisions on regional funding.

18.     By adopting the Albert-Eden Indoor/Covered Study:

·    the board will have a list of potential opportunities for indoor/covered courts to consider for future investment

·    the board can direct sports clubs and community groups seeking funding to the study, reiterating that it is focusing on potential opportunities that deliver more significant community benefits

·    investment is aligned with sport and recreation sector and local board plan outcomes

·    the board can consider investment in identified opportunities to create greater community access into an existing network of school facilities

·    staff will have a document that summarizes current provision of indoor/covered court facilities, needs and opportunities for each indoor sports code in Albert-Eden.

19.     The study provides a stocktake of existing indoor courts, current provision of outdoor courts in Albert-Eden with the purpose of identifying sites with potential for development into covered courts.

20.     The study also provides population projections to predict the likely demand from future communities and acknowledges the challenges of infrastructure changes.

21.     The study aligns with council’s targeted approach to investment into sport and recognises how facility investment can enable increased participation.

22.     In identifying potential opportunities, the study considers wider court provision both current and potential.

23.     The Study identifies a list of 13 potential opportunities. The opportunities are categorised into critical sites, maximising existing usage, covering outdoor courts and other options.

24.     Each potential opportunity has been assessed against the four investment principles identified in “Increasing Aucklanders’ Participation in Sport – Investment Plan 2019–2039”. These four investment principles are equity, outcome-focused, achievability, and accountability.

Options Considered

25.     Options considered are to adopt the study or not adopt the study

Options Considered

Comment

Adopt the study

This option is RECOMMENDED.

The study is a high-level strategic document for the local board and gives clear direction to guide future decisions.

The study provides advocacy platforms for the local board and other stakeholders.

The study provides the strategic direction the local board is seeking and fulfills the purpose of the LDI budget allocation.

Not adopt the study

This option is not recommended.

The study provides the strategic direction the local board is seeking and fulfills the purpose of the LDI budget allocation.

If the local board does not adopt the study, the investment into the development of this study will be a sunk cost.

         

          Tauākī whakaaweawe āhuarangi

Climate impact statement

26.     There are no specific climate impacts anticipated from the adoption of the study.

27.     The effects of opportunity may make on greenhouse gas emissions and the effect on climate change could have over the lifetime of the facility will be assessed and will inform the investigation and design stage of individual projects.

Ngā whakaaweawe me ngā tirohanga a te rōpū Kaunihera

Council group impacts and views

28.     Auckland Council staff including personnel within the Community Facilities department and Parks and Places team provided input into the study and selection of projects.

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

Local impacts and local board views

29.     The views of the Albert-Eden Local Board were received at the workshop held on 14 September 2021. Appropriate feedback received from this workshop has been incorporated into the study.

30.     The development of this study has been a local board priority as identified as a work programme item in 2020/21. The local impact of this study is significant in respect to the strategic direction it provides elected members to maximise available investment into indoor/covered courts

31.     The study identifies potential opportunities the board may not be able to fund alone. A strategic response to partnering with the community and other funders will be required to deliver the outcomes identified in the study.

Tauākī whakaaweawe Māori

Māori impact statement

32.     Of 98,622 people living in the Albert-Eden local board area, 7.1 per cent are Māori. The Sports codes identified in the Albert-Eden Indoor/Covered Court Study tend to have stronger Māori participation (Netball, Basketball, Volleyball) and will assist the local board with decision-making to increase community participation, including the potential to increase Māori participation.

33.     The equity principle in the assessment criteria for projects places a high weighting to Māori-led projects or high degree of Māori involvement that is likely to contribute to increase Māori participation.

Ngā ritenga ā-pūtea

Financial implications

34.     There are no financial implications arising from adopting the study.

35.     Financial implications arising from progressing an identified project will be assessed at the time the progression of projects is recommended.

Ngā raru tūpono me ngā whakamaurutanga

Risks and mitigations

36.     There is a slight risk that clubs and organisations may interpret the adoption of this study as an endorsement of a project or as a commitment to fund a project. This is explicitly addressed in the study’s introductory section; “Recommendations in this report are based on the independent analysis undertaken in this study and should not be construed as priorities by the Albert-Eden Local Board or Auckland Council.”

37.     If the local board does not adopt the study, the investment into the development of this study will be a sunk cost.

Ngā koringa ā-muri

Next steps

38.     If the Albert-Eden Indoor/Covered Court Study is adopted the following steps will be taken:

·      staff will workshop potential opportunities with the board

·      staff will explore detailed costs for targeted opportunities.

 

Ngā tāpirihanga

Attachments

No.

Title

Page

a

Albert-Eden Indoor/Covered Court Study (Under Separate Cover)

 

     

Ngā kaihaina

Signatories

Author

Tarun Nethula - Sport & Recreation Lead

Authorisers

Mace Ward - General Manager Parks, Sports and Recreation

Nina Siers - Local Area Manager

 


Albert-Eden Local Board

16 November 2021

 

 

Regional Streets For People Programme

File No.: CP2021/17016

 

  

 

Te take mō te pūrongo

Purpose of the report

1.       To enable the Albert-Eden Local Board to propose a project or projects for the Regional Streets for People programme.

Whakarāpopototanga matua

Executive summary

2.       The Regional Streets for People programme is a newly established $3 million fund, to be delivered by Auckland Transport as part of the 10-year climate action package, approved as part of Auckland Council’s long-term plan (10-year budget).

3.       This new programme will aim to deliver trials, tactical urbanism interventions and complementary initiatives across the region, outside of the city centre, to reduce transport emissions through encouraging mode shift to active modes.

4.       Expressions of Interest are invited from local boards for projects that meet the criteria, have potential for partnerships and are well supported by the local community.

5.       The programme objectives and eligibility criteria are set out in the memo dated 8 September 2021 provided to the local boards (attachment A) and application form (attachment B).

6.       To be eligible for the fund, projects must:

·    meet the primary objectives of the programme within the timeframe of the programme and ideally align with the secondary objectives

·    align with a wider regional strategy, plan, system planning tool (e.g. Future Connect) and/or an existing programme/project

·    fall within the Regional Streets for People project budget limits, which are anticipated to be in the order of:

Semi-permanent / temporary infrastructure: $250,000 to $700,000 each, including costs to maintain and monitor the intervention over the duration of the fund

Non-infrastructure projects: $50,000 to $300,000 each, including costs to operate the intervention over the duration of the three-year fund (if applicable)

·    have the capability and resources to achieve the proposed project and outcomes

·    have a pathway to permanence through the Regional Land Transport Plan or Long-term Plan (for infrastructure projects).

7.       If successful, the local board will be required to contribute 10 per cent of the cost towards the project.

8.       Expressions of Interests must be submitted to streets4people@govt.nz by 30 November 2021.

 

Ngā tūtohunga

Recommendation/s

That the Albert-Eden Local Board:

a)      identify and agree on a project so that the expression of interest application for the Regional Streets for People programme can be completed.

b)      delegate authority to one or two local board members to finalise and submit the application to the Regional Streets for People programme before the 30 November 2021.

 

 

Ngā tāpirihanga

Attachments

No.

Title

Page

a

Memo Regional Streets for People programme

91

b

Expression of Interest and Criteria form

95

     

Ngā kaihaina

Signatories

Author

Robyn Allpress – Senior Local Board Advisor

Authoriser

Nina Siers - Local Area Manager

 


Albert-Eden Local Board

16 November 2021

 

 

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Albert-Eden Local Board

16 November 2021

 

 

Draft Contributions Policy 2021

File No.: CP2021/17015

 

  

 

Te take mō te pūrongo

Purpose of the report

1.       To seek feedback from local boards on the draft Contributions Policy 2021.

Whakarāpopototanga matua

Executive summary

2.       Development contributions allow for an equitable and proportionate share of the total cost of growth-related capital expenditure to be recovered from the development community.

3.       The Finance and Performance Committee adopted the draft Contributions Policy 2021 for consultation at its meeting on 16 September 2021 (FIN/2021/84). 

4.       Local board feedback is being sought to inform the Finance and Performance Committee’s consideration of the adoption of the Contribution Policy 2021 in December 2021.

 

Ngā tūtohunga

Recommendation/s

That the Albert-Eden Local Board:

a)      provide feedback on the draft Contributions Policy 2021 on the following key consultation topics:

i)        updating policy for capital projects in the 10-year Budget 2021-2031

ii)       inclusion of projects beyond 10-years to the policy in stages starting with Drury

iii)      requiring developers to pay their contributions earlier

iv)      proposal to support Māori development with grants

v)      any other issues.

Horopaki

Context

5.       Auckland’s population is expected to grow by 260,000 in the next ten years on top of the rapid population growth experienced in the last decade, bringing the projected population to approximately 1.9 million by 2031.

6.       Construction of 145,800 new dwellings is forecast in the next ten years. To support the development enabled by the Auckland Unitary Plan, the council is facing immediate demands for infrastructure in key growth areas and in response to construction on upzoned land, plan changes and the impact of the National Policy Statement on Urban Development.

Tātaritanga me ngā tohutohu

Analysis and advice

7.       Development contributions allow for an equitable and proportionate share of the total cost of growth-related capital expenditure to be recovered from the development community. The Contributions Policy sets out how the council will recover from new development an appropriate and fair share of the cost of infrastructure investment attributable to growth. There were four key consultation topics:

i)     Updating policy for capital projects in the 10-year Budget

          The draft policy provides for the recovery of $2.4 billion of development contributions revenue from $9.0 billion of projects with a growth component included in the10-year budget.  The draft policy also included updated forecasts of population growth and dwelling construction. The combined impact of these changes is to lower the weighted average Development Contributions price from $23,900 to $21,100.

ii)  Inclusion of projects beyond 10-years to the policy in stages starting with Drury

          Extensive work has been undertaken in recent years on the infrastructure requirements to support growth in the investment priority areas. However, further work is required before these costs can be included in the contributions policy. Area specific amendments to the contributions policy will be proposed for consultation as the information becomes available.

          The first step in the Contributions Policy 2021 will be to add a programme of expenditure to fund some of the key infrastructure required to support growth in the Drury area. The impact of this change is to raise the Development Contributions price in Drury to $84,900 from between $11,000 and $18,300.

iii) Requiring developers to pay their contributions earlier

          The council proposed that Development Contributions be paid at the time of building consent for all development (residential and non-residential) except non-commercial development on Māori land (explained further below). This requires Development Contributions due at building consent to be paid 6 to 24 months earlier than under the current policy and reverses the changes made to the policy in 2019. When combined with the other changes proposed this lowers the weighted average Development Contributions price to $19,300.

iv) A proposal to support Māori development with grants

          The draft policy proposed continuing the support for marae development and papakāinga and Māori housing[1] on Māori land through grants available through the Cultural Initiatives Fund. These grants can cover payment of development contributions in appropriate circumstances, along with other kinds of development costs.

8.       The proposed changes to the Contributions Policy 2021 were reported to the Finance and Performance Committee at its meeting on 16 September- see Attachment A  Draft Contributions Policy 2021.

Consultation

9.       Formal public consultation was held in September and October 2021. To support the consultation a number of documents were made available on the Have Your Say website, https://akhaveyoursay.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz/dc-policy.

10.     Two online Have Your Say events were held to provide opportunities for developers and other interested parties to learn more about the draft policy, ask questions and provide their feedback. A third event was also held to allow interested parties to present their views directly to the Finance and Performance Committee. All comments have been captured and will be reported through to the Finance and Performance Committee to inform decision-making on the final policy.

11.     A summary of the feedback received from submitters is set out in Attachment B: Draft Contributions Policy 2021 – Analysis of feedback received.

Tauākī whakaaweawe āhuarangi

Climate impact statement guidance

12.       Recommendations in this report have a neutral climate impact as they relate to the funding of capital investment rather than decisions on the activities to be undertaken.

Ngā whakaaweawe me ngā tirohanga a te rōpū Kaunihera

Council group impacts and views guidance

13.       The information presented on the projects included in the draft Contributions Policy 2021 was developed in conjunction with the following council-controlled organisations and council units:

·    Auckland Transport

·    Eke Panuku Development Auckland

·    Healthy Waters

·    Community Facilities

·    Community and Social Policy.

14.        The Chief Economist Unit and Research Investigations and Monitoring Unit supported analysis of the impact of higher development contributions on the pace of development and on land and house prices. 

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

Local impacts and local board views

15.        The development contribution price varies by location depending on the cost of infrastructure required to support development in an area.

16.        Local board feedback is being sought to inform the Finance and Performance Committee’s consideration of the adoption of the Contribution Policy 2021 in December 2021.

Tauākī whakaaweawe Māori

Māori impact statement

17.        Recent legislative changes require the contributions policy to support the development of Māori land. Feedback from iwi on the draft policy was sought as part of consultation and via engagement with the Tāmaki Makaurau Mana Whenua Kaitiaki Forum.  All developers, including mana whenua, were provided an opportunity to present their feedback to the Finance and Performance Committee on 12 October.

18.        The Tāmaki Makaurau Mana Whenua Kaitiaki Forum have provided their feedback which has been included in Attachment B: Draft Contributions Policy 2021 – Analysis of feedback received.

Ngā ritenga ā-pūtea

Financial implications

19.     The 10-year budget assumes development contributions revenue of $2.7 billion. After completing the analysis of the cost of investments in the 10-year budget that can be recovered with development contributions and the impact of the proposed policy changes, it is estimated that the revenue will be $2.6 billion. The achievement of this revised revenue forecast requires as a first step the implementation of a contributions policy updated for the capital expenditure decisions in the 10-year budget and the other changes proposed in this report.

Ngā raru tūpono me ngā whakamaurutanga

Risks and mitigations

20.     The recommendation requesting local boards views does not present any risk. The risks associated with amending the contributions policy are set out in the report to the 16 September Finance and Performance Committee, Attachment A: Development Contributions Policy 2021 Consultation.

Ngā koringa ā-muri

Next steps

21.     Feedback from the public consultation will be reported to the Finance and Performance Committee workshop on 10 November 2021.

22.     Potential changes to the draft will be reported at the Finance and Performance Committee workshop on 1 December 2021. Staff will report to Finance and Performance Committee for the final policy adoption on 9 December 2021. Local board feedback will be included in the report.

23.     The Contributions Policy 2021 is proposed to be implemented in January 2022.

 

Ngā tāpirihanga

Attachments

No.

Title

Page

a

Development Contributions Policy 2021 report to the Finance and Performance Committee

111

b

Draft Contributions Policy 2021 – Analysis of feedback received

127

     

Ngā kaihaina

Signatories

Author

Andrew Duncan - Manager Financial Policy

Authorisers

Ross Tucker - General Manager, Financial Strategy and Planning

Glenn Boyd – Acting General Manager Local Board Services

Nina Siers - Local Area Manager

 


Albert-Eden Local Board

16 November 2021

 

 

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Albert-Eden Local Board

16 November 2021

 

 

National Emissions Reduction Plan Discussion Document – draft council submission

File No.: CP2021/17014

 

  

 

Te take mō te pūrongo

Purpose of the report

1.       To invite local board input into Auckland Council’s submission to the National Emissions Reduction Plan.

Whakarāpopototanga matua

Executive summary

2.       The Ministry for the Environment has released for public consultation a discussion document seeking to inform the development of the first National Emissions Reduction Plan.

3.       This describes existing actions the Government has committed to and sets out new proposed actions it may include in the National Emissions Reduction Plan to further reduce emissions and meet climate targets.

4.       The document proposes a range of new strategies and policies for consideration which span every sector of the economy and include changes to our funding and finance system, the way we organise our urban areas, and a shift to a circular economy.

5.       The Government is required to publish the National Emissions Reduction Plan by the end of May 2022.

6.       Auckland Council already has existing strategic direction in emissions reduction through Te Tāruke-ā-Tāwhiri: Auckland’s Climate Plan and has agreed positions that have recently been provided through previous submissions on climate change and transport emissions.

7.       As such, the council will not, in the main, be developing new positions through this submission, but will base it on relevant strategies and these existing agreed positions.

8.       Local board input into that submission is sought, closing on 17 November for feedback to be considered in the council’s submission or 19 November 2021 for feedback to be appended.

 

Ngā tūtohunga

Recommendation/s

That the Albert-Eden Local Board:

a)      provide feedback on the National Emissions Reduction Plan discussion document to inform the council’s draft submission.

 

Horopaki

Context

9.       The Government is required to develop a National Emissions Reduction Plan (ERP) which will set direction for climate action for the next 15 years.

10.     The Ministry for the Environment (MfE) released a discussion document on 13 October 2021 which describes existing actions the Government has committed to and sets out new proposed actions it may include in the ERP to further reduce emissions and meet climate targets. Feedback is sought on these proposed new actions.

11.     The discussion document – Te hau mārohi ki anamata Transitioning to a low-emissions and climate-resilient future is available at the following link: https://consult.environment.govt.nz/climate/emissions-reduction-plan/.

12.     An eight-page summary of the discussion document is available at the following link: https://environment.govt.nz/assets/publications/Snapshot-of-the-emissions-reduction-plan-discussion-document.pdf

13.     The ERP is part of an extensive climate change programme being undertaken by the Government.

14.     The Climate Change (Zero Carbon) Response Amendment Act (Act) set a national target to reduce net emissions for all greenhouse gases to zero by 2050, except for biogenic methane which has a separate target. The net zero target is required of Aotearoa New Zealand to meet its commitment to the Paris Agreement, which is to limit the global average temperature rise to 1.5oC above pre-industrial levels. 

15.     The Act requires Government to set five yearly emissions budgets out to 2050. The budgets set a limit on how much greenhouse gases can be produced across each of the five-year periods. The first budget will be for four years only.

16.     The Act also established He Pou a Rangi Climate Change Commission (the Commission) to provide independent, expert advice to government on actions that will reduce emissions and meet Aotearoa New Zealand’s 2050 emission reduction and adaptation goals.

17.     The Commission’s role includes reviewing Aotearoa New Zealand’s emissions targets and recommending emissions budgets every five years.

18.     On 31 May 2021, the Commission provided the Government with advice on the first three emissions budgets (2022-2025, 2026-2030, 2031-2035).

19.     The Government proposes to broadly accept the Commission’s recommended budgets. It has also agreed in principle to recognise changes in projected forestry emissions that were not available when the Commission prepared its advice.

20.     Final decisions on the first three budgets will be made and published alongside the ERP.

21.     Next year, the Government will publish a National Adaptation Plan (NAP) which responds to the first National Climate Change Risk Assessment. The Act requires risk assessments to be carried out every six years.

22.     Government is also addressing climate change through the resource management reforms, for both mitigation and adaptation through for example land use planning and intensification, and identification of areas to avoid for development.

Tātaritanga me ngā tohutohu

Analysis and advice

Summary of National Emissions Reduction Plan discussion document

Purpose

23.     The ERP, which must be in place by the end of May 2022, will set out strategies and policies to meet the first emissions budget (2022-2025).

24.     The policies in the ERP will span every sector of the economy and include changes to our funding and finance system, the way we organise our urban areas, and a shift to a circular economy.

25.     The ERP will also set out strategies and policies to manage the impacts the proposed policies may have on employers and employees, regions, iwi, and wider communities.

Focus of public consultation

26.     The Commission consulted earlier in 2021 on emissions budgets and the policy direction of the ERP. This discussion document gives more detailed information on new strategies and policies that the Government may include in the ERP. Since some other ideas have already been consulted on, this discussion document does not represent a full draft ERP.

27.     Government policy will not, by itself, meet the full extent of any given emissions budget. Therefore, the Government is also wanting to hear about steps which communities and particularly the private sector can take to enable a low carbon transition, and what they need from Government to support those changes.

28.     Decisions are still to be made on the new strategies and policies. Many are dependent on future funding decisions, including decisions on future Emissions Budgets and how policies will be implemented.

29.     Through this public consultation, the areas which Government is seeking feedback on are:

·     Overall strategy

·     Meeting the net-zero challenge

Transitioning pathway

Working with our Tiriti partners

Making an equitable transition

·      Aligning systems and tools

Government accountability and coordination

Funding and finance o Emissions pricing o Planning

Research, science and innovation

Behaviour change

Moving Aotearoa to a circular economy

·      Transitioning key sectors

·      Transport o Energy and industry

·      Building and construction

·      Agriculture

·      Waste

·      Fluorinated (F) – gases

·      Forestry.

30.     The council has significant interest in the ERP and has existing strategic direction in emissions reduction including through Te Tāruke-ā-Tāwhiri: Auckland’s Climate Plan.

31.     As such, the council will not, in the main, be developing new positions through this submission. Instead, it will be based on relevant strategies and existing agreed positions in council’s recent submissions (see below).

            Timeframe for development of the National Emissions Reduction Plan

Milestone

Date

Discussion document released

13 October 2021

Draft submission available

12 November 2021

Deadline for incorporated feedback

17 November 2021

Deadline for appended feedback

19 November 2021

Consultation period closes

24 November 2021

Emissions Reduction Plan published

May 2022

Further material

32.     Relevant strategies and existing agreed positions in the council’s recent submissions are mainly from:

·    Te Tāruke-ā-Tāwhiri: Auckland’s Climate Plan

https://www.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz/plans-projects-policies-reports-bylaws/our-plans-strategies/Pages/te-taruke-a-tawhiri-ACP.aspx

 

·    He Pou a Rangi – the Climate Change Commission’s draft advice to Government (2021)

https://www.climatecommission.govt.nz/our-work/advice-to-government-topic/inaia-tonu-nei-a-low-emissions-future-for-aotearoa/submissions/organisation-submissions/

 

·    Hīkina te Kohupara – Kia mauri ora ai te iwi: Transport Emissions: Pathways to Net Zero by 2050 – Ministry of Transport Discussion Document (2021).

Tauākī whakaaweawe āhuarangi

Climate impact statement

33.     The Climate Change Commission’s advice to Government, and the subsequent emissions budgets and emissions reduction plan, have the potential to strongly influence Auckland’s ability to achieve its regional emissions reduction targets of halving emissions by 2030 and reaching net zero emissions by 2050, as adopted by council through Te Tāruke-ā-Tāwhiri: Auckland’s Climate Plan.

34.     The council’s submission to the National Emission Reduction Plan consultation document can reiterate its position and advocate for an ERP that places Auckland in the best position to achieve its, and Aotearoa’s emission reduction targets.

Ngā whakaaweawe me ngā tirohanga a te rōpū Kaunihera

Council group impacts and views

35.     Feedback from relevant council departments and Council Controlled Organisations on the draft submission will be sought. The council-group was involved in establishing existing council positions.

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

Local impacts and local board views

36.     Local board views are being sought on the draft submission and will be incorporated into the council’s final submission as appropriate.  Local boards provided strong direction through the development of Te Tāruke-ā-Tāwhiri: Auckland’s Climate Plan, and this will inform the overall direction of the submission.

Tauākī whakaaweawe Māori

Māori impact statement

37.     The Climate Change Commission have clearly stated that climate change action will compound disadvantage for Māori if it does not address policy, legislative, or other barriers that prevent Māori from exercising their rights under the Treaty.

38.     Both the Commission and the Minister for Climate Change have highlighted the need for a Treaty based partnership approach to be embedded in the ERP to enable an equitable transition for Iwi/Māori. This aligns well with the direction set by Te Tāruke-ā-Tāwhiri: Auckland’s Climate Plan. A strategy to mitigate the impacts on iwi and Māori is a legal requirement of the ERP.

39.     Feedback from mana whenua, the Independent Māori Statutory Board (IMSB), and the Mana Whenua Kaitiaki Forum on previous related submissions and Te Tāruke-ā-Tāwhiri will be used in the development of this submission.

40.     Feedback on the draft submission will be sought from the IMSB and nineteen iwi entities.

 

Ngā ritenga ā-pūtea

Financial implications

41.     It is not yet possible to quantify the budgetary consequences for the council. However, the rate and scale of change that will be required of the council under the ERP is likely to require a large increase in funding. It is well established that climate mitigation and adaptation action taken now will be less costly than delaying action.

Ngā raru tūpono me ngā whakamaurutanga

Risks and mitigations

42.     There is little risk in making a submission on the consultation on the ERP.

43.     Risks in relation to local government’s role in the implementation of the ERP, e.g., funding and financing, will be considered as part of the council’s response.

Ngā koringa ā-muri

Next steps

44.     Local board resolutions on the ERP draft will be included in the Auckland Council submission on this matter.

45.     Below are the key dates for input into the submission:

·     17 November: deadline for feedback to be considered in the council’s submission

·     19 November: final date for any formal local board feedback to be appended to the submission

·     24 November: final submission will be approved by Chairperson and Deputy Chairperson of the Environment and Climate Change Committee and an IMSB Member (as agreed at the Environment and Climate Change Committee on 24 November 2021 (ECC/2021/41))

·     02 December: The final submission will be reported retrospectively to the Environment and Climate Change Committee and circulated to elected members.

 

Ngā tāpirihanga

Attachments

There are no attachments for this report.     

Ngā kaihaina

Signatories

Author

Jacob van der Poel – Policy Advisor

Authorisers

Glenn Boyd – Acting General Manager Local Board Services

Nina Siers - Local Area Manager

 


Albert-Eden Local Board

16 November 2021

 

 

Albert-Eden Local Board feedback on the Resource Management Act (Enabling Housing Supply and Other Matters) Amendment Bill

File No.: CP2021/16898

 

  

 

Te take mō te pūrongo

Purpose of the report

1.       To note the Albert-Eden Local Board’s formal feedback on the Resource Management Act (Enabling Housing Supply and Other Matters) Amendment Bill.

Whakarāpopototanga matua

Executive summary

2.       On 19 October 2021, the Government released The Resource Management (Enabling Housing Supply and Other Matters) Amendment Bill (the Bill).

3.       The Bill can be found here: The Resource Management (Enabling Housing Supply and Other Matters) Amendment Bill.

4.       Local boards were invited to provide feedback by 9 November 2021 for it to be incorporated into the Auckland Council submission. As this deadline fell before the next scheduled business meeting formal feedback was provided utilising the urgent decision-making process.

5.       Local boards were invited to provide feedback on the following points:

·   the proposed requirement to adopt Medium Density Residential Standards (MDRS) that allow properties across all urban areas to have three dwellings up to three storeys in height without the need for a resource consent, and more than three dwellings per site through a non-notified resource consent process. Associated proposed timings for legal effect of these provisions and the impact on plan changes and resource consents.

·   a proposed new Intensification Streamlined Planning Process, for implementing the National Policy Statement for Urban Development (NPS-UD), which includes removing appeal rights to the Environment Court.

·   proposed changes to Policy 3(d) of the NPS-UD which would change the focus to solely on enabling height and density adjacent to neighbourhood, local and town centres. At present the NPS-UD links height and density to levels of accessibility to a range of goods and services, and demand for housing.

·   clarification on financial contributions.

6.       The local board’s feedback was provided to Auckland Council subject-matter experts prior to the deadline. A copy of the urgent decision, including the local board’s feedback, is attached to this report (Attachment A).

Ngā tūtohunga

Recommendation/s

That the Albert-Eden Local Board:

a)      note the formal feedback on the Resource Management Act (Enabling Housing Supply and Other Matters) Amendment Bill (Attachment A) as authorised through the urgent decision-making process.

 

Ngā tāpirihanga

Attachments

No.

Title

Page

a

Albert-Eden Local Board's feedback on the Resource Management Act (Enabling Housing Supply and Other Matters) Amendment Bill - via urgent decision

149

     

Ngā kaihaina

Signatories

Author

Emma Reed - Local Board Advisor

Authoriser

Nina Siers - Local Area Manager

 


Albert-Eden Local Board

16 November 2021

 

 

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Albert-Eden Local Board

16 November 2021

 

 

Albert-Eden Local Board feedback on proposed new national waste strategy and associated waste legislation

File No.: CP2021/16976

 

  

 

Te take mō te pūrongo

Purpose of the report

1.       To note the Albert-Eden Local Board’s formal input into Auckland Council’s submission to the Government’s proposed new waste strategy and changes to waste legislation.

Whakarāpopototanga matua

Executive summary

2.       On 15 October 2021, the Ministry for the Environment released its consultation document, Te kawe i te haepapa para: Taking responsibility for our waste: Proposals for a new waste strategy – issues and options for new waste legislation.

3.       This document describes existing actions the Government has committed to and sets out new proposed actions it may include in the new national waste strategy to transform the way New Zealand manages its waste.

4.       The consultation document seeks feedback on the following three areas:

·    Part 1: seeking support for changes to how Aotearoa New Zealand manages its waste and support for moving towards a circular economy

·    Part 2: seeking feedback on a proposed new waste strategy

·    Part 3: seeking feedback on the development of more comprehensive legislation on waste: issues and options.

5.       The council’s submission will be developed based on policy positions articulated in relevant council strategy, such as Te Mahere Whakahaere me te Whakaiti Tukunga Para i Tāmaki Makaurau 2018 / Auckland Waste Management and Minimisation Plan 2018 and other recent council submissions on government policy relating to waste management and minimisation.

6.       A draft submission is being prepared by Waste Solutions staff for discussion and endorsement by the Environment and Climate Change Committee. This submission is due to the Ministry for the Environment by 26 November 2021.

7.       Local boards were invited to provide input with a deadline of 10 November for feedback to be incorporated into the council’s submission. As this deadline fell before the next scheduled business meeting, formal feedback from the Albert-Eden Local Board was provided through the urgent decision-making process (resolution AE/2019/1).

8.       The local board’s feedback was provided to Auckland Council subject-matter experts prior to the deadline. A copy of the urgent decision, including the local board’s feedback, is attached to this report (Attachment A).

 

Ngā tūtohunga

Recommendation/s

That the Albert-Eden Local Board:

a)      note the formal feedback on the Government’s proposed new waste strategy and proposed changes to waste legislation for inclusion in an Auckland Council submission (Attachment A) as authorised through the urgent decision-making process.

 

Ngā tāpirihanga

Attachments

No.

Title

Page

a

Albert-Eden Local Board feedback on proposed new national waste strategy and associated waste legislation - via urgent decision

157

     

Ngā kaihaina

Signatories

Author

Emma Reed - Local Board Advisor

Authoriser

Nina Siers - Local Area Manager

 


Albert-Eden Local Board

16 November 2021

 

 

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Albert-Eden Local Board

16 November 2021

 

 

Albert-Eden-Puketāpapa Ward Councillors' Updates

File No.: CP2020/17586

 

  

 

Te take mō te pūrongo

Purpose of the report

1.       To provide an opportunity for the Albert-Eden-Puketāpapa Ward Councillors to update the local board on Governing Body issues they have been involved with since the previous local board meeting.

Whakarāpopototanga matua

Executive summary

2.       Standing Orders 5.1.1 and 5.1.2 provides 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.

 

 

Ngā tūtohunga

Recommendation/s

That the Albert-Eden Local Board:

a)      receive Albert-Eden-Puketāpapa Ward Councillors Christine Fletcher and Cathy Casey’s verbal updates.

 

 

Ngā tāpirihanga

Attachments

There are no attachments for this report.     

Ngā kaihaina

Signatories

Author

Michael Mendoza - Democracy Advisor

Authoriser

Nina Siers - Local Area Manager

 


Albert-Eden Local Board

16 November 2021

 

 

Chairperson's Report

File No.: CP2021/17012

 

  

 

Te take mō te pūrongo

Purpose of the report

1.       To facilitate an opportunity for the local board chairperson to provide a written and/or verbal update on projects, meetings and other initiatives relevant to the local board’s interests.

Whakarāpopototanga matua

Executive summary

2.       In accordance with Standing Order 2.4.7, the chairperson will update board members by way of a report.

 

 

Ngā tūtohunga

Recommendation/s

That the Albert-Eden Local Board:

a)      receive Chairperson Corrick’s November 2021 report.

 

 

Ngā tāpirihanga

Attachments

There are no attachments for this report.     

Ngā kaihaina

Signatories

Author

Michael Mendoza - Democracy Advisor

Authoriser

Nina Siers - Local Area Manager

 


Albert-Eden Local Board

16 November 2021

 

 

Board Members' Reports

File No.: CP2021/17011

 

  

 

Te take mō te pūrongo

Purpose of the report

1.       To facilitate an opportunity for local board members to provide a written update on projects and events-attended since the previous month’s meeting and to discuss other matters of interest to the board.

Whakarāpopototanga matua

Executive summary

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

3.       Local board members are recommended to use a Notice of Motion, rather than a Board Member Report, should a member wish to propose a recommendation or request action to be undertaken by staff.

 

 

Ngā tūtohunga

Recommendation/s

That the Albert-Eden Local Board:

a)      receive the Board Member Reports for November 2021.

 

 

Ngā tāpirihanga

Attachments

There are no attachments for this report.     

Ngā kaihaina

Signatories

Author

Michael Mendoza - Democracy Advisor

Authoriser

Nina Siers - Local Area Manager

 


Albert-Eden Local Board

16 November 2021

 

 

Albert-Eden Local Board 2021 Governance Forward Work Calendar

File No.: CP2021/17009

 

  

 

Te take mō te pūrongo

Purpose of the report

1.       To provide the Albert-Eden Local Board with its updated governance forward work calendar, which is a schedule of items that are expected to be reported to the local board during business meetings and/or workshops for 2021.

Whakarāpopototanga matua

Executive summary

2.       This report contains the governance forward work calendar, a schedule of items that will come before the Albert-Eden Local Board during business meetings and/or workshops for 2021. The local board’s governance forward work calendar is appended to this report under Attachment A.

3.       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.

4.       The calendar will be updated every month. Each update will be reported to the local board’s monthly business meetings and distributed to relevant council staff.  At times there may be items that will arise that are not programmed or noted in the governance calendar.  Local board members are welcome to discuss changes to the calendar.

 

Ngā tūtohunga

Recommendation/s

That the Albert-Eden Local Board:

a)      note the November 2021 edition of the Albert-Eden Local Board 2021 Governance Forward Work Calendar.

 

 

Ngā tāpirihanga

Attachments

No.

Title

Page

a

Albert-Eden Local Board 2021 Governance Forward Work Calendar - November 2021 edition

169

     

Ngā kaihaina

Signatories

Author

Michael Mendoza - Democracy Advisor

Authoriser

Nina Siers - Local Area Manager

 


Albert-Eden Local Board

16 November 2021

 

 

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Albert-Eden Local Board

16 November 2021

 

 

Albert-Eden Local Board Workshop Records

File No.: CP2021/17004

 

  

 

Te take mō te pūrongo

Purpose of the report

1.       To provide an opportunity for the local board to receive the records of its recent workshops held following the previous month’s local board business meeting.

Whakarāpopototanga matua

Executive summary

2.       In accordance with Standing Order 12.1.4, the local board shall receive a record of the general proceedings of each of its workshops held since the previous month’s local board business meeting.

 

 

Ngā tūtohunga

Recommendation/s

That the Albert-Eden Local Board:

a)      receive the Albert-Eden Local Board Workshop Records for the workshops held on the 26 October 2021 and 2, 9 and 10 November 2021.

 

 

Ngā tāpirihanga

Attachments

No.

Title

Page

a

Albert-Eden Local Board Workshop Record - 26 October 2021

173

b

Albert-Eden Local Board Workshop Record - 2 November 2021

177

c

Albert-Eden Local Board Workshop Record - 9 November 2021

181

d

Albert-Eden Local Board Workshop Record - 10 November 2021

185

     

Ngā kaihaina

Signatories

Author

Michael Mendoza - Democracy Advisor

Authoriser

Nina Siers - Local Area Manager

 


Albert-Eden Local Board

16 November 2021

 

 

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[1] Māori housing grants are only available for housing developments undertaken in conjunction with an urban marae and must fill the same general purpose as papakāinga