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

 

Date:

Time:

Meeting Room:

 

 

Tuesday, 30 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

 

 

25 November 2021

 

Contact Telephone: 021 809 149

Email: Michael.Mendoza@aucklandcouncil.govt.nz

Website: www.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz

 

 


 


Albert-Eden Local Board

30 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

9          Public Forum                                                                                                                  5

9.1     Public Forum - Auckland Futsal - Nicholson Park                                           5

10        Extraordinary Business                                                                                                6

11        Auckland Council’s Performance Report: Albert-Eden Local Board for quarter one 2021/2022                                                                                                                        7

12        Council-Controlled Organisations Quarterly Update: Quarter One 2021/2022    75

13        Draft Area Plan for parts of Puketāpapa and Albert-Eden Local Boards - approval for consultation                                                                                                          101

14        Local board views on Plan Change 68: Addition of a tree at 8 Eglinton Avenue to Schedule 10 Notable Tree Schedule                                                                        107

15        Local board views on private plan change 63 for 911-975 New North Road, Mount Albert                                                                                                                           123

16        Local Board views on private plan change 64 for 953 New North Road, Mount Albert                                                                                                                                     129

17        Ngā Hapori Momoho | Thriving Communities Draft Strategy                               135

18        Draft Significance and Engagement Policy 2022                                                   143

19        Three Waters Economic Regulation Submission                                                  147

20        Local government elections 2022 - order of names on voting documents        155

21        Albert-Eden-Puketāpapa Ward Councillors' Updates                                           165

22        Chairperson's Report                                                                                                167

23        Board Members' Reports                                                                                          171

24        Albert-Eden Local Board 2021 Governance Forward Work Calendar                 173

25        Albert-Eden Local Board Workshop Records                                                        177

26        Consideration of Extraordinary Items

PUBLIC EXCLUDED

27        Procedural Motion to Exclude the Public                                                               185

C1       Annual Budget 2022/2023 Consultation                                                                  185


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, 16 November 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.

 

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

 

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 - Auckland Futsal - Nicholson Park

Te take mō te pūrongo

Purpose of the report

1.       To enable an opportunity for Craig Empson – Auckland Futsal, to deliver a presentation during the Public Forum segment of the business meeting.

Whakarāpopototanga matua

Executive summary

2.       Craig Empson – Auckland Futsal, will be in attendance to provide the local board with a brief video and presentation outlining the group’s vision for Nicholson Park.

Ngā tūtohunga

Recommendation/s

That the Albert-Eden Local Board:

a)      thank Craig Empson – Auckland Futsal, 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.”


Albert-Eden Local Board

30 November 2021

 

 

Auckland Council’s Performance Report: Albert-Eden Local Board for quarter one 2021/2022

File No.: CP2021/17230

 

  

 

Te take mō te pūrongo

Purpose of the report

1.       To provide the Albert-Eden Local Board with an integrated performance report for quarter one, 1 July – 30 September 2021.

Whakarāpopototanga matua

Executive summary

2.       This report includes financial performance, progress against work programmes, key challenges the board should be aware of and any risks to delivery against the 2021/2022 work programme.

3.       The key activity updates from this period are:

·        $65,856.46 of funding was granted through the Community Grants Programme (ID 98).

·        Two heritage workshops and events (ID 3131) were delivered in May 2021, and are now available on YouTube.

·        843 volunteer hours were contributed through the ecological and environmental programme (ID 606).

·        Twenty-one EcoNeighbourhood groups are established and operating. A promotional campaign is planned with particular focus on suburbs where there is less activity, including Waterview, Epsom and Greenlane.

·        $60,000 of funding was processed, based on decisions made in May 2021, to business associations and business improvement districts. This will provide resources, information or mentoring that will support the delivery of events and activities in the calendar year.

·        Coyle Park 3-on-3 basketball court (ID 20454), Phyllis Reserve development: stage 2 - toilet block (ID 15348) and carpark (ID 30561) and Windmill Park buildings rebuild (ID 19901) are progressing and will move to physical works stages in the coming months.

·        Eric Armishaw Reserve paving and fencing renewal (ID 15400) and RNZ Plunket Trust Owairaka community lease (ID 899) are complete.

4.       All operating departments with agreed work programmes have provided updates against their work programme delivery. Activities are reported with a status of green (on track), amber (some risk or issues, which are being managed) or grey (cancelled, deferred or merged). The following activity is reported with a status of red (behind delivery, significant risk):

·        Te Kete Rukuruku tranche one (carried forward) (ID 824). 

5.       Some changes are recommended to the work programme:

·   Delegate authority to the Chair or Deputy Chair to approve additional budget for the implementation of COVID-19 Protection Framework measures for Movies in Parks and ANZAC services, utilising unspent funding from Carols in Potters Park.

·   Consider providing funding to registered charitable organisations providing support and services to the local community, given the negative impacts of the extended COVID-19 lockdown.

·   Allocate funding from Legacy Rate Grants to Accommodation Grants.

·   Allocate funding towards a new project, the Chamberlain Park Environmental Restoration Plan, from film revenue and the Community Response Fund.

6.       The financial performance report compared to budget 2021/2022 is attached. There are some points for the local board to note:

·   Overall, the net operational financial performance of the local board is tracking close to budget for the first quarter of 2021/2022 (98 per cent). Revenue is below budget for the year and predominantly due to loss in revenue from the closure of council facilities resulting from COVID-19 level 4 and 3 restrictions. From the local board’s Locally Driven Initiatives (LDI) opex funding, a significant portion of programmes were put on hold due to the lockdowns but are expected to resume as restrictions lift.

·   Capital spend of $192,000 is below budget by $401,000, which is mainly due to lockdown restrictions limiting the capital works delivered during level 4 lockdown, but once again, these are expected to resume as restrictions lift.

·   Capital projects in the pipeline for 2021/2022 include the local renewals programme, the Phyllis Reserve stage 2 carpark and toilet block development and the LDI capex programme.

7.       The Customer and Community Services capex budget has been revised to incorporate delayed delivery or earlier commencement of individual projects or other changes that are of material value.

Ngā tūtohunga

Recommendation/s

That the Albert-Eden Local Board:

a)      receive the performance report for quarter one ending 30 September 2021.

b)      note that the Customer and Community Services Capex work programme been updated to reflect financial deferrals (Attachment C).

c)      note that Carols in Potters Park (ID 96) has been cancelled and $18,000 locally driven initiative operational expenditure is available for reallocation.

d)      note that the remaining summer events will need additional funds, to support the implementation of the COVID-19 Protection Framework.

e)      delegate authority to the Chair or Deputy Chair to approve additional budget for the implementation of COVID-19 Protection Framework measures for Movies in Parks (ID 97) and ANZAC services Albert-Eden (ID 91), from Carols in Potters Park (ID 96, budget up to $18,000).

f)       consider allocating funding to registered charitable organisations providing support and services to the local community, given the negative impacts of the extended COVID-19 lockdown.

g)      allocate $15,612 Asset Based Services operational expenditure from Legacy Rate Grants (ID 3159) towards Accommodation Grants (ID 99).

h)      allocate $4,500 funding towards the Chamberlain Park Environmental Restoration Plan, comprising of $4,013 from film revenue, and the remaining $487 locally driven initiative operational expenditure from the Community Response Fund (ID 1764).

Horopaki

Context

8.       The Albert-Eden Local Board has an approved 2021/2022 work programme for the following operating departments:

·        Customer and Community Services

·        Infrastructure and Environmental Services;

·        Plans and Places.

9.       The graph below shows how the work programme activities meet Local Board Plan outcomes. Activities that are not part of the approved work programme but contribute towards the local board outcomes, such as advocacy by the local board or project funded through the transport capital fund, are not captured in this graph.

Graph 1: Work programme activities by outcome

COVID-19 restrictions

10.     Auckland has faced COVID-19 restrictions (Level 3 and 4) from 17 August 2021 - 6 weeks of quarter one (just under half the period this report covers).

11.     Asset based services were significantly impacted as all regional and community facilities were closed.

12.     Impacts to individual activities are reported in the work programme update (Attachment A).

Tātaritanga me ngā tohutohu

Analysis and advice

Local Board Work Programme Snapshot

13.     The graph below identifies work programme activity by RAG status (red, amber, green and grey) which measures the performance of the activity. It shows the percentage of work programme activities that are on track (green), in progress but with issues that are being managed (amber), and activities that have significant issues (red) and activities that have been cancelled/deferred/merged (grey).

Graph 2: Work programme by RAG status

14.     The graph below shows the activity status in each departments work programmes. The number of activity lines differ by department as approved in the local board work programmes. 

Graph 3: Work programme by activity status and department

Key activity updates

Outcome 1: Resilient, connected and empowered communities who value diversity

15.     Build Capacity: Network and community connection coordinator (ID 78): A specialist project coordinator has:

·   Built relationships with key stakeholders in the Greenlane community, holding a Greenlane peer network meeting in July with 10 participants from nine organisations, including connecting Aro Arataki Children’s Centre at Greenlane Hospital to Cornwall Park Nursery for nursery tours.

·   Connected Epsom Library staff and a Community Facilitator from Spectrum Care based in Greenlane, identifying several activities that could be piloted at the libraries to connect people with disabilities to activities.

·   Worked with Kainga Ora Community Development Adviser on site visit to Banff Ave, with strategic broker aimed at obtaining a better understanding of local engagement opportunities, and potential linkages to activities in Greenwoods Corner, and the wider Epsom Community.

16.     Community grants (ID 98): In quarter one, the Albert-Eden local board allocated a total of $65,856.46 to quick response and local grants round one, which leaves a total of $74,643.54 to be allocated to one local grants and two quick response rounds.

Outcome 2: Neighbourhoods that reflect and value our heritage and unique identity now and into the future

17.     Heritage workshops and events (ID 3131). Two heritage workshops were delivered in May 2021. They were recorded, have been captioned and are available on YouTube.

Outcome 3: High-quality natural environments and sustainable lifestyles

18.     Ecological and environmental programme (ID 606): 843 volunteer hours were contributed for the quarter, including winter/spring community plantings at Howlett Reserve and Te Auaunga/Oakley Creek, plant releasing and maintenance of previous years planting sites at Te Auaunga/Oakley Creek and Eric Armishaw Reserve and volunteer pest plant and animal control in multiple reserves.

19.     Climate Action Programme (ID 620). During quarter one a workshop was held with the local board to discuss the scope of the project. A full-time staff person was recruited on a fixed term contract to deliver this project. In quarter two, a stocktake of existing climate activities will begin.

20.     EcoNeighbourhoods (ID 625). There are currently 21 established EcoNeighbourhood groups. Activities during the reporting period included community garden and orchard working bees, two groups joining to form a new trust focusing on an urban market garden, compost collection and a bike shop social enterprise. Due to expected group number fluctuations, a promotional campaign is planned with particular focus on suburbs where there is less activity, including Waterview, Epsom and Greenlane.

21.     Urban Forest (Ngahere) Knowing Phase (ID 3084) is complete.

Outcome 4: A strong local economic with thriving town centres

22.     Placemaking: Thriving town centre local placemaking (ID 80): Staff processed all six funding agreements and a total of $60,000 based on the grant decisions made by the local board in April 2021. The funding will assist business associations and business improvement districts with resources, information or mentoring that will support the delivery of events and activities in the calendar year.

Outcome 5: Parks and community facilities meet a wide range of needs

23.     Coyle Park - develop - 3 on 3 basketball court (ID 20454). Final design has been submitted for resource consent. Physical works are planned to commence in 2022.

24.     Phyllis Reserve development: stage 2 - toilet block (ID 15348) and carpark (ID 30561). Physical works will commence work Mid - October.

25.     Windmill Park - renew - buildings rebuild (ID 19901). Developed design is underway following a workshop on concept with the local board. Working with Connected Communities department to assist the current leaseholder to find new premises within the project timeframe. Developed design and material for community engagement will be presented to the local board.

26.     Eric Armishaw Reserve paving and fencing renewal (ID 15400) and RNZ Plunket Trust Owairaka community lease (ID 899) are complete.

Activities with significant issues

27.     One project is identified as having significant issues: Te Kete Rukuruku tranche one (carried forward) (ID 824).  Discussions are ongoing with iwi to find a way forward with naming in this local board area. Council's proposed Māori naming policy is underway and when adopted will assist in informing a way forward. This project is subsequently on hold.

Activities on hold

28.     The following work programme activities have been identified by operating departments as on hold due to COVID-19 budget restrictions:

·   Ferndale Community House - renew - heritage asset (ID 24014)

·   Fowlds Park Action Plan - renew - pedestrian safety and signage (ID 16654)

·   LDI - minor upgrades - community facilities (ID 17736)

·   Marivare Reserve – improvements (ID 20571)

·   Morvern Reserve Concept Plan - progress delivery (ID 20586)

·   Open space parks - improve accessibility (ID 20389)

·   Sandringham heritage toilet - renew - exterior and interior (ID 20667).

29.     The following work programme activity has been identified by operating departments as on hold:

·   Waterview Reserve - refresh - BMX Pumptrack (ID 28807). The cost of required works is beyond the current budget. Staff will workshop this project with the local board in quarter two to discuss options for deferring the project to future years.

Changes to work programme activities and budget reallocations

Community events affected by COVID-19 Alert Levels

30.     Alert levels 4 and 3 of the COVID-19 lockdown continued after the end of quarter one. This has impacted on local events planned for the summer period. The next quarterly performance update will be reported in February 2022, which is after the timeframe for planning for summer events. Therefore, information is provided here to allow for local board decision making to respond to changing to COVID-19 requirements around gatherings.

31.     Carols at Potters Parks (ID 96) was due to be held on 12 December 2021, with an allocated budget of $18,000. This event was cancelled due to Alert Level 3 restrictions and no budget was spent. The cancellation occurred after the end of the quarter one reporting period, but is included here given the budget impacts being considered.

32.     The local board has two Movies in Parks (ID 97) events planned during February and March 2022, with an approved budget of $28,000 in total ($14,000 per event). The local board also delivers an ANZAC service, and provides funding towards community services, which will occur on 25 April 2022 (ID 91).

33.     Public health measures required at community events in response to COVID-19 under the COVID-19 Protection Framework will incur costs which were not considered in the original budget approved in the 2021/2022 Customer and Community Services work programme.

34.     Staff recommend the local board delegate authority to the Chair or Deputy Chair to approve additional locally driven initiative operational expenditure towards Movies in Parks (ID 97) and ANZAC Day (ID 91) from the cancelled Carols in Potters Park (ID 96) event.

35.     Staff will continue to provide advice and information to the local board via memorandums and workshops as planning for these events progresses.

Community support following Alert Levels 3 and 4 lockdown

36.     In person community programming, gatherings, networks and events have been cancelled due to the extended Alert levels 3 and 4 lockdown. As a result there is remaining budget from cancelled projects and in the community response fund (ID 1764).

37.     The local board may wish to consider making a donation to registered charitable organisations providing support and services to the local community.

Albert-Eden Local Board Transitional Rates Grants

38.     At the end of the 2017/2018 financial year the council removed the legacy rates remission schemes carried over from the legacy councils. These schemes provided community and sporting groups in some parts of Auckland with property rates relief.

39.     To minimise the impact on the recipients of these schemes, the Governing Body provided transitional rates grants for three years, beginning in 2018/2019 financial year and ending on 30 June 2021. These grants were available automatically on the same terms as the original legacy remission schemes. Recipients of the grants were notified in the 2017/2018 financial year that the scheme would be limited to three years.

40.     In May 2021 the local board:

·   noted that transitional rates grants were ending on 30 June 2021

·   noted that the local board retains the budget for the transitional rates grants as Asset Based Services (ABS) budget as a separate line item with discretion over its future allocation

·   agreed to reallocate the budget to an appropriate support fund through the local work programme process (resolution AE/2021/60).

41.     Albert-Eden Local Board run a Community Grants Programme which includes an Accommodation Support Fund. Staff recommend the $15,612 funding available from Legacy Rate Grants (ID 3159) is allocated towards Accommodation Grants (ID 99).

New work programme activities

Chamberlain Park Environmental Restoration Plan

42.     In October 2021 the local board considered a community grant application for funding to develop a Chamberlain Park Environmental Restoration Plan. The local board resolved to decline the grant application and requested that the plan be funded through the 2021/2022 Infrastructure and Environmental Services Work Programme. The local board requested funding options be reported through the quarter one performance report.

43.     The local board has received $4,013 revenue from Auckland Unlimited from filming on local parks. This funding is available for allocation and is traditionally used towards parks projects.

44.     The Chamberlain Park Environmental Restoration Plan project will engage an ecologist to assess the current ecological state of the golf course grounds and write a plan of action to improve biodiversity values and outcomes within the park. The benefits of the plan are that:

·   Priority pest plants and animals for control will be identified.

·   Current biodiversity needing protection will be identified.

·   Revegetation needs and opportunities will be identified.

·   There is potential for the local community to become involved in the above activities.

45.     If a local board allocates funding to this project the first site visit will be able to occur prior to the end of 2021, and a draft report would be expected by the end of March 2022.

46.     Staff recommend the local board allocate $4,500 funding towards the Chamberlain Park Environmental Restoration Plan: $4,013 from film revenue, and the remaining $487 from the Community Response Fund (ID 1764).

Tauākī whakaaweawe āhuarangi

Climate impact statement

47.     Receiving performance monitoring reports will not result in any identifiable changes to greenhouse gas emissions.

48.     Work programmes were approved in June 2021 and delivery is underway. Should significant changes to any projects be required, climate change impacts will be assessed as part of the relevant reporting requirements. Any changes to the timing of approved projects are unlikely to result in changes to emissions.

49.     The local board invested in a number of sustainability projects in 2020/2021, which aim to build awareness around individual carbon emissions, and changing behaviour at a local level. These include:

·   EcoNeighbourhoods (ID 625). An EcoNeighbourhood comprises groups of six or more neighbours from different households within the local board area, with the objective of adopting sustainable, low carbon practices and increasing resilience within their homes, lifestyles and neighbourhoods.

·   Bike Hub Implementation (ID 626). This project will continue to develop and refine the operations of the Tumeke Cycle Space Bike Hub established at Gribblehirst Park in 2018/2019.

·   Placemaking: Community-led placemaking in community gardens (ID 83). Gardens-4-Health co-ordinates a network of community gardens, connects with eco-neighbourhoods, low carbon initiatives and ecological restoration projects, responds to new garden initiatives and provides seed funding to the network to share materials and expertise.

·   Taonga tuku iho - Legacy - we preserve our past, ensure our future. (Environment) (ID 1294). Libraries showcase sustainable workplace practices and run programmes to care for the environment for present and future generations.

·   Climate Action Programme Albert-Eden (ID 620). Year one of this programme includes a stocktake of existing local initiatives contributing to low carbon outcomes, forming a working group of community stakeholders and iwi to help identify and prioritise strategic action, and developing a local climate action plan.

Ngā whakaaweawe me ngā tirohanga a te rōpū Kaunihera

Council group impacts and views

50.     When developing the work programmes council group impacts and views are presented to the boards. As this is an information only report there are no further impacts identified.

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

Local impacts and local board views

51.     This report informs the Albert-Eden Local Board of the performance for ending 30 September 2021.

Tauākī whakaaweawe Māori

Māori impact statement

52.     The local board’s work programme contains a number of projects which provide direct outcomes for Māori, such as:

·   Local Māori Aspirations (ID 85). Staff are preparing to engage with the new Māori Outcomes team within Connected Communities for insight on key themes for responsive work to focus on. Key themes are intended to connect with Māori Outcomes included in the Kia ora Tamaki Makaurau framework and the Issues of Significance.

·   Whakatipu i te reo Māori - we grow the Māori language. Celebrating te ao Māori and strengthening responsiveness to Māori (ID 1288). All Albert-Eden Libraries celebrated Matariki in July. Epsom Library held a special storytime with a Kapa Haka performance by students from the Kohia Terrace School. Mt Albert Library had a display to promote Matariki and the Māori collection. Wriggle and Rhyme and Tamariki Time also had Matariki themed programmes.

53.     The local board through its work programme responds and delivers upon council’s Māori Responsiveness Framework through the following actions:

·   Fostering and building strong relationships with mana whenua and mataawaka by ensuing their views are considered prior to making decisions on local projects.

·   Embedding mana whenua customary practices within the development of local projects (for example, blessings at sod-turnings).

Ngā ritenga ā-pūtea

Financial implications

54.     This report is provided to enable the Albert-Eden Local Board to monitor the organisation’s progress and performance in delivering the 2021/2022 work programmes.

55.     A number of changes and additions to existing work programmes are recommended through this report in the Analysis and Advice section. All funding recommendations are within the budget and decision-making of the local board.

Financial Performance

56.     Operating expenditure relating to Asset Based Services (ABS) is below budget by $14,000 for the first quarter of 2021/2022, while the LDI operational projects are $129,000 below budget. The minor ABS underspend was due to lower facility operating costs due to the closure of council facilities under COVID-19 alert level restrictions. The LDI underspend is due to a variety of projects, mainly community outcomes related, which have yet to draw down on financial allocations.

57.     Capital spend of $192,000 is below budget by $401,000 and represents investment in the local renewals programme, Coyle Park 3-on-3 basketball court and Phyllis Reserve stage 2 carpark renewal and toilet block development.

58.     The complete Albert-Eden Local Board Financial Performance report can be found in Attachment B.

Revised Capital Budget

59.     Capital budgets are revised to reflect changes in timing of delivery for individual projects.

60.     Projects that were still in progress at 30 June 2021 have had their remaining required budget carried forward to the current or future financial years to fund the remaining works.

61.     If a multi-year capital project was completed earlier than anticipated, the budget is reduced or brought forward to 30 June 2021 to reflect early completion.

62.     Consideration is also given to the status of current capital projects and where required budgets are rephased in whole or part to outer years to reflect current timelines for delivery.

63.     The net budgetary impact of these changes is reflected in the revised budget for the board.

64.     The Customer and Community Services Capital work programme financial allocations have been updated in accordance with the carry forwards (refer Attachment C).

Ngā raru tūpono me ngā whakamaurutanga

Risks and mitigations

65.     While the risk of non-delivery of the entire work programme is rare, the likelihood for risk relating to individual activities does vary. Capital projects for instance, are susceptible to more risk as on-time and on-budget delivery is dependent on weather conditions, approvals (e.g. building consents) and is susceptible to market conditions.

66.     Information about any significant risks and how they are being managed and/or mitigated is addressed in the ‘Activities with significant issues’ section.

Ngā koringa ā-muri

Next steps

67.     The local board will receive the next performance update following the end of quarter two, December 2021.

Ngā tāpirihanga

Attachments

No.

Title

Page

a

Work programme update

17

b

Financial summary

53

c

Updated Customer and Community Services Capital work programme 2021/2022 - reflecting carry forwards

59

      

Ngā kaihaina

Signatories

Author

Emma Reed - Local Board Advisor

Authoriser

Nina Siers - Local Area Manager

 


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Albert-Eden Local Board

30 November 2021

 

 

Council-Controlled Organisations Quarterly Update: Quarter One 2021/2022

File No.: CP2021/17687

 

  

 

Te take mō te pūrongo

Purpose of the report

1.       To provide the Albert-Eden Local Board with an update on Council-Controlled Organisation (CCO) work programme items in its area, along with proposed changes to the Albert-Eden Local Board Joint CCO Engagement Plan.

Whakarāpopototanga matua

Executive summary

2.       A number of general changes are proposed for the Local Board Joint CCO Engagement Plans, as part of ongoing work to improve and refine the approach to engagement with Council-controlled Organisations.

3.       The four substantive CCOs - Auckland Transport, Auckland Unlimited, Eke Panuku Development Auckland, and Watercare – may also propose specific changes.

4.       General changes are shown in Attachment A. Attachments B-D include work programme updates from Auckland Transport, Auckland Unlimited, and Watercare respectively.

Ngā tūtohunga

Recommendation/s

That the Albert-Eden Local Board:

a)      receive the Council-Controlled Organisations Quarterly Update for Quarter One 2021/2022.

b)      adopt the updated Joint CCO Engagement Plan 2021/2022 as agreed between the local board and Auckland Council’s substantive Council-Controlled Organisations: Auckland Transport, Auckland Unlimited, Eke Panuku Development Auckland and Watercare.

 

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Context

5.       Each local board has agreed an engagement approach with the four CCOs for the 2021/2022 local work programme. 

6.       While the local board approves the Joint CCO Engagement Plan each year, it remains a live document and CCOs are encouraged to keep the document up to date.

7.       Changes are also proposed by Local Board Services, where improvements can be made to all 21 engagement plans.

8.       This report may include the following types of changes:

·   Additional work programme items, and proposed engagement level

·   Proposed changes to the engagement approach with the local board

·   Proposed changes to the extent of community engagement.

9.       In addition, as part of implementing the Joint CCO Engagement Plan, the four CCOs provide a quarterly update on projects listed in the engagement plan.

10.     We are introducing these new reports gradually, so for Quarter One the report may not include updates from all four CCOs.

11.     For Quarter Two reporting, we expect to have updates from all four CCOs for all local board areas.

Tātaritanga me ngā tohutohu

Analysis and advice

Changes proposed by Local Board Services

12.     The original discussions with local boards used the five levels of engagement outlined by the International Association for Public Participation (IAP2): inform, consult, involve, collaborate and empower. Feedback from local boards indicated that using all five levels was unwieldy, and in particular that there was confusion and disagreement about when ‘empower’ might be used.

13.     We are proposing that we reduce the engagement levels down to a simplified three step model of inform, consult and collaborate. This helps to better distinguish between projects and to clarify the kinds of engagement that are expected at each step.

14.     We have also moved the CCO work programme tables from being embedded within the engagement plan, to being a series of four attachments. This makes it easier to use the work programmes as the basis for quarterly reporting.

15.     Minor changes may have also been made to names of Local Board Services and/or CCO contacts.

16.     These changes are all shown as tracked changes in Attachment A – Albert-Eden Local Board Joint CCO Engagement Plan 2021/2022.

Auckland Transport

17.     Auckland Transport’s work programme updates for Quarter One are provided as Attachment B.

18.     Two changes have been proposed to the Auckland Transport engagement plan work programme:

·   Remove Mt Roskill Spatial Priority Area. This is not an Auckland Transport project and thus cannot be reported on by AT. Any new AT projects arising within the Mt Roskill Spatial Priority Area will be added to the engagement plan work programme.

·   Edit City Rail Link line to make clearer that this item is about local projects arising from City Rail Link work (i.e., bus route 64) rather than CRL itself.

19.     These proposed changes are reflected in Attachment A.

Auckland Unlimited

20.     Auckland Unlimited’s work programme updates for Quarter One are provided as Attachment C.

21.     Auckland Unlimited had previously responded to local board requests to include more information on major events by adding a line item for each event.

22.     As part of ongoing work to improve and refine this process, we are proposing to replace all the individual major event lines with the three following lines:

·   Delivered Events (Diwali, Lantern Festival, Pasifika, Tāmaki Herenga Waka)

·   Sponsored Events (i.e., Elemental)

·   Supported Events (i.e., FIFA World Cup, World Choir Games).

23.     This change reduces the number of amendments and additions required to the engagement plan each quarter as events are completed and provides a more consistent update pattern going forward. 

24.     These proposed changes are reflected in Attachment A.

Eke Panuku Development Auckland

25.     Eke Panuku has not provided updates for this quarter’s report. Eke Panuku will be joining the combined reporting framework for Quarter Two.

26.     Eke Panuku has not proposed any changes to the engagement plan work programme. 

Watercare

27.     Watercare’s work programme updates for Quarter One are provided as Attachment D.

28.     Watercare has not proposed any changes to the engagement plan work programme. 

Tauākī whakaaweawe āhuarangi

Climate impact statement

29.     Updating the Joint CCO Engagement Plan between the local board and Auckland Council’s substantive Council-Controlled Organisations does not have a direct impact on climate, however the projects it refers to will.

30.     Each CCO must work within Te Taruke-a-Tawhiri: Auckland's Climate Action Framework and information on climate impacts will be provided to local boards on a project or programme basis.

Ngā whakaaweawe me ngā tirohanga a te rōpū Kaunihera

Council group impacts and views

31.     Adopting the updated Joint CCO Engagement Plan 2021/2022 is likely to have a positive impact on other parts of the council as well as between the respective CCOs within each local board area.

32.     These plans will be shared with the integration teams that implement local board work programmes and will give council staff greater ongoing visibility of CCO work programmes.

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

Local impacts and local board views

33.     Local board engagement plans enable local boards to signal to CCOs those projects that are of greatest interest to the local board, and to ensure that engagement between the local board and the four CCOs is focussed on those priority areas.

34.     Joint CCO engagement plans also give local boards the opportunity to communicate to CCOs which projects they expect to be of most interest to their communities.

Tauākī whakaaweawe Māori

Māori impact statement

35.     Updating and adopting the Joint CCO Engagement Plan 2021/2022 may have a positive impact on local engagement with mana whenua and mataawaka.

36.     While both CCOs and local boards have engagement programmes with Māori, the engagement plan will allow a more cohesive and coordinated approach to engagement, with more advance planning of how different parts of the community will be involved.

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Financial implications

37.     The adoption of the Joint CCO Engagement Plan 2021/2022 between the local board and Auckland Council’s substantive Council-Controlled Organisations does not have financial impacts for local boards.

38.     Any financial implications or opportunities will be provided to local boards on a project or programme basis.

Ngā raru tūpono me ngā whakamaurutanga

Risks and mitigations

39.     It is likely that there will be changes made to work programme items in the engagement plan during the year, or to the level of engagement that the board or the community will have. This risk is mitigated by ensuring that the document states clearly that it is subject to change, contains a table recording changes made since it was signed, and will be re-published on the local board agenda quarterly, to ensure public transparency.

Ngā koringa ā-muri

Next steps

40.     The local board will receive the next quarterly update for Quarter Two in March 2022.

 

 

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Attachments

No.

Title

Page

a

Albert-Eden Local Board Joint CCO Engagement Plan 2021/2022

79

b

Auckland Transport 2021/2022 Quarter 1 work programme update - Albert-Eden

93

c

Auckland Unlimited 2021/2022 Quarter 1 work programme update - Albert-Eden

97

d

Watercare 2021/2022 Quarter 1 work programme update - Albert-Eden

99

     

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Signatories

Author

Kat Ashmead – Senior Advisor Operations and Policy

Authoriser

Nina Siers - Local Area Manager

 


Albert-Eden Local Board

30 November 2021

 

 

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Draft Area Plan for parts of Puketāpapa and Albert-Eden Local Boards - approval for consultation

File No.: CP2021/17078

 

  

 

Te take mō te pūrongo

Purpose of the report

1.       To approve the draft Area Plan for parts of Puketāpapa and Albert-Eden Local Boards for public consultation.

Whakarāpopototanga matua

Executive summary

2.       The draft Area Plan for parts of Puketāpapa and Albert-Eden Local Boards areas, provides a framework so that communities can help shape the area for the change that will come with growth and development in the suburbs of Mt Roskill, Ōwairaka, Sandringham, Wesley, Waikōwhai and Three Kings over the next 30 years.

3.       The draft area plan sets out the vision, outcomes and actions for the plan area relating to natural environment, heritage, Māori Identity and wellbeing, climate change responsiveness, healthy communities, housing, centres, open spaces, community facilities, transport and network infrastructure. It also identifies outcomes desired for eight areas of special focus, where significant growth and change is anticipated.

4.       Engagement with mana whenua and key stakeholders has occurred during 2020/21 and the first phase of community consultation was held from 2 October to 15 November 2020. The ideas and insights from engagement, along with advice from subject matter experts at council and council-controlled organisations (CCOs), have informed the development of the draft area plan.

5.       Feedback from the second phase of community consultation will be used to fine-tune the final version of the area plan. It is proposed that the final area plan be reported to the local board for adoption in July 2022. 

 

Ngā tūtohunga

Recommendation/s

That the Albert-Eden Local Board:

a)      approve the draft Area Plan for parts of Puketāpapa and Albert-Eden Local Boards shown in Attachment A of the agenda report for public consultation

b)      delegate the final approval of any minor amendments or corrections in the draft Area Plan to the Chairperson and the Deputy Chairperson.

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Context

6.       The draft area plan is a 30-year plan that seeks to support the growth and development in the ‘Development Areas’ of Mt Roskill and Three Kings identified in the Auckland Plan 2050, and the significant redevelopment of Kāinga Ora’s (formerly Housing New Zealand) land holdings in Puketāpapa and Albert-Eden Local Board areas for new homes.

7.       In the Mt Roskill area (encompassing the current Kāinga Ora development areas of Roskill South, Waikowhai and Ōwairaka), Kāinga Ora are proposing to replace approximately 3,000 state homes with up to 11,000 new homes on their landholdings over the next 15 to 20 years. Redevelopment of Kāinga Ora’s land holdings forms part of the regeneration of these suburbs, alongside private residential and commercial developments.

8.       A working group comprising all Puketāpapa Local Board members, two members from Albert-Eden Local Board, and mana whenua representatives have provided direction to the project team on the development of plan content.

9.       The draft area plan (refer to Attachment A of the agenda report) has been informed by specialist inputs and feedback, and through engagement with mana whenua, stakeholders and the community. The project team received many ideas during these meetings and events, and these have informed the outcomes and actions proposed in the draft plan. Specialist teams within council and the CCOs have provided information about the existing environment and priority issues and opportunities for the area.

10.     The draft plan sets out a vision, outcomes and actions focused on the suburbs of Mt Roskill, Ōwairaka, Sandringham, Wesley, Waikōwhai and Three Kings. The vision proposed in the draft plan is:

With Te Auaunga (Oakley Creek) at its heart, linking Ōwairaka, Puketāpapa and Te Tātua-a-Riukiuta (Big King); this is an area with strong heritage and vibrant, diverse communities. 

Our vision is that future growth, in partnership with mana whenua as kaitiaki, will:

•      regenerate and develop this area

•      build a great place to live, work and visit 

•      be climate change resilient, with a low carbon footprint.

Our people celebrate the area’s rich history, care for the environment and are proud to call this place home.           

11.     The draft plan comprises ten key outcomes:

No

            Theme

Outcome

1

Natural environment

A protected, regenerated and healthy natural environment.

 

2

Māori Identity and wellbeing

The kaitiaki role of mana whenua is respected, and Māori identity and wellbeing supported and uplifted.

 

3

Cultural and social history

The area’s diverse history and community is recognised, celebrated and retained.

 

4

Climate change responsiveness

A low carbon community that is resilient to climate change and natural hazards.

 

5

Healthy Communities

 Engaged, healthy and connected communities.

 

6

Housing

 

Enable an increase in housing supply and choices to meet current and future community needs.

 

7

Centres and employment

Revitalised and growing centres, providing a range of employment choices for local residents.

 

8

Open spaces and community facilities

A high quality network of parks and open spaces that are accessible and safe, with active community spaces and places.

 

9

Transport

Connected, walkable neighbourhoods that are safe and easy to get around and enable the use of active and public modes of transport.

 

10

Network infrastructure

New and upgraded infrastructure that embodies water sensitive design, including enhancement of water quality, that is resilient to the pressures of a growing population and climate change.

 

 

12.     A set of actions are proposed to deliver the vision and outcomes in the draft plan. A number of these actions will require further investigation, before they can be confirmed with timeframes and costs.

13.     The draft area plan also identifies eight areas of special focus being Ōwairaka, Sandringham Local Centre and surrounds, Roma Road light industrial area, Stoddard Road corridor, Wesley, Mt Roskill Local Centre, Three Kings Town Centre and surrounds, and the Waikōwhai area. These are areas, where significant growth and change is anticipated due to the development of Kainga Ora’s landholdings for housing, or where existing centres and employment areas are likely to come under pressure from future growth of the plan area. For each area of special focus, desired outcomes are identified to assist future planning. 

14.     The upcoming second phase of community engagement will enable local stakeholders and the community to review and provide feedback on priorities in the draft plan.

Tātaritanga me ngā tohutohu

Analysis and advice

15.     The draft area plan has been prepared and the next phase is to seek feedback from stakeholders and the community. It has been developed to reflect technical inputs from across council and inputs from local stakeholders and the community.

16.     Feedback will be used to confirm the content of the plan and to refine and amend it where necessary. This will ensure that the plan reflects the priorities of the local community and that the final version of the plan has considered a range of inputs.

Tauākī whakaaweawe āhuarangi

Climate impact statement

17.     The draft area plan addresses the impact of climate change through outcome 4 – A low carbon community that is resilient to climate change and natural hazards. Actions to achieve this outcome include supporting initiatives in Te Tāruke-ā-Tāwhiri: Auckland's Climate Plan 2020, and the Low Carbon Community Action Plans of the Albert-Eden and Puketāpapa Local Boards.

18.     The transport outcome of the draft plan focusses on providing a range of transport options for people in, to and through the plan area and a strong focus on active modes (including bus, walking and cycling). The draft plan highlights the need to identify and implement improvements to bus, walking and cycling to support the large-scale housing redevelopments and redevelopment of centres within the plan area.

19.     The natural environment and open space outcomes of the plan seek to improve green spaces in the plan area, including increased tree coverage. The plan also highlights the need for more shade and trees in parks, to ensure that people are able to continue to enjoy these spaces in times of rain events.

Ngā whakaaweawe me ngā tirohanga a te rōpū Kaunihera

Council group impacts and views

20.     The draft area plan has been developed in consultation with specialists from teams across council. Staff from these teams have provided information about the current context for the plan area, as well as local issues, priorities and opportunities relating to their specialist subject area. 

21.     Staff from Auckland Transport, Eke Panuku Development Auckland, and Watercare Services have been involved in the development of the plan.  Feedback has been received from Auckland Transport and Watercare Services on the draft plan.

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

Local impacts and local board views

22.     The Albert-Eden Local Board has provided input into the draft area plan through its two representatives attending monthly working group meetings and through local board workshops. The working group meetings have provided guidance on the development of the draft plan, to discuss project updates, public feedback and the emerging content of the draft plan. The final draft area plan incorporates the feedback and suggestions made by local board members at the working group meetings held on 23 September and 28 October 2021.

23.     Local stakeholders and the local community have provided inputs into the draft plan through attending engagement events, providing comments on feedback forms (hard copy and online) and having discussions with the project team. Local stakeholder events included with the Albert-Eden Youth Board, Puketāpapa Youth Foundation, Roskill Chinese Group, Puketāpapa Business Voice and Sandringham Project in Community Empowerment. Public engagement events were held at the Mt Roskill Library, Cameron Pools, Wesley Market, Wesley Community Centre, and Sandringham Spring Festival.

Tauākī whakaaweawe Māori

Māori impact statement

24.     In December 2019, the project team contacted representatives from thirteen mana whenua groups known to have an interest in the plan area to ascertain their interest in being involved in developing the area plan. Individual hui were held with representatives from Ngāti Whātua Ōrākei, Ngāti Te Ata Waiohua, Ngaati Whanaunga, Te Ākitai Waiohua, Te Ahiwaru Waiohua, and Te Kawerau ā Maki.

25.      In addition, Ngāti Tamaoho, Ngāi Tai ki Tāmaki, Ngāti Maru, Te Patukirikiri and Te Rūnanga o Ngāti Whātua advised that they wished to be engaged on a collective basis in relation to developing the area plan.

26.     Cultural value assessments were provided by Ngāti Tamaoho, Ngāti Te Ata Waiohua, Ngāti Whātua Ōrākei, Te Ākitai Waiohua, Ngaati Whanaunga and Te Kawerau ā Maki to describe their histories, whakapapa, and areas of interest. 

27.     The project team held a number of collective hui with mana whenua representatives to identify actions in the draft plan to support their aspirations including recognition of the status of mana whenua and their kaitiaki role, effective engagement and collaboration, recognizing and protecting natural and cultural landscapes, greater planting of native trees and plants, for restoring the life force/mauri of the waterways, greater use of active transport modes (walking, cycling and public transport), and sustainable development.

28.     The draft plan also seeks to improve the stormwater quality from land use, development and roads; and to improve water quality reaching Te Auaunga (Oakley Creek) and its receiving environments.

29.     Mana whenua representatives were also interested in enhancing the recognition of the history and cultural heritage of the plan area. The draft plan proposes actions to increase the use of Māori place names within the landscape, and to investigate opportunities to celebrate and showcase the area’s cultural landscape in the design of new developments.

Ngā ritenga ā-pūtea

Financial implications

30.     The area plan was allocated a budget of $15,000 for engagement by Plans and Places in 2020/21. The project team has undertaken all the specialist work on the draft plan with other teams from the council and CCOs. Almost $6,000 has been spent on engagement events and materials. An amount of $9,000 has been carried over into the 2021/22 financial year to contribute to plan engagement and document design and production. The costs associated with the consultation for the draft plan are associated with printing and translation work.

31.     There are no other financial implications of this decision.

Ngā raru tūpono me ngā whakamaurutanga

Risks and mitigations

32.     Planning for the second phase of public consultation on the draft area plan is currently underway taking into account the risks and uncertainties relating to COVID restrictions. Due to the risk inherent in public events at this time, consultation will target key community and stakeholder groups. This will also avoid the risks of spending money on venue hire and resources for events that may later be cancelled due to COVID restrictions at the time of the event.

33.     However, there will be public ‘drop-in sessions’ where people can meet with the project team and ask questions on the draft plan. There will also be a display with hard copy materials available at the Mount Roskill Library and other suitable venues.

Ngā koringa ā-muri

Next steps

34.     After the draft area plan is approved for consultation, the project team will continue to develop plans and materials for engagement.  It is proposed that the public engagement period will run from 1 February until 4 March 2022. 

35.     After this time, feedback will be analysed, and the plan will be refined based on the feedback received. Potential changes to the plan will be discussed with the working group before the final plan is reported to the local board for adoption in July 2022.

 

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Attachments

No.

Title

Page

a

Draft Area Plan for parts of Puketāpapa and Albert-Eden Local Boards. (Under Separate Cover)

 

     

Ngā kaihaina

Signatories

Author

David Wong - Principal Planner

Authorisers

John Duguid - General Manager - Plans and Places

Nina Siers - Local Area Manager

 


Albert-Eden Local Board

30 November 2021

 

 

Local board views on Plan Change 68: Addition of a tree at 8 Eglinton Avenue to Schedule 10 Notable Tree Schedule

File No.: CP2021/17239

 

  

 

Te take mō te pūrongo

Purpose of the report

1.       To invite local board views on a council initiated plan change for 8 Eglinton Avenue, Mt Eden, which proposes to add a single pōhutukawa to Schedule 10 Notable Tree Schedule text and map overlay in the Auckland Unitary Plan.

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 expressed by the whole local board[1].

4.       Plan change 68 (PC68) would change the Auckland Unitary Plan by adding a single pōhutukawa at 8 Eglinton Avenue to Schedule 10 Notable Tree Schedule text and map overlay.

5.       PC68 received 160 submissions in total. Of these submissions 159 support the plan change with a single submission in opposition. The submission opposing the plan change was lodged by the landowner of 8 Eglinton Avenue.

6.       The summary of decisions requested for PC68 was notified on 18 November 2021 with the opportunity for further submissions closing on 2 December 2021.

7.       This report is the mechanism for the local board to resolve and provide its views on PC68.  Staff do not recommend what view the local board should convey.

 

Ngā tūtohunga

Recommendation/s

That the Albert-Eden Local Board:

a)      provide local board views on Plan change 68 (PC68), if the local board seeks to do so.

b)      appoint a local board member to speak to the local board views at a hearing on Plan change 68 (PC68), if the local board provides its views on PC68.

c)      delegate authority to the chairperson of Albert-Eden 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.

 

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Context

Decision-making authority

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.  If the Local Board chooses not to provide its views, the planner will advise of this in the hearing report.

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

11.     This report provides an overview of the plan change, and a summary of submissions’ key themes. 

12.     The report does not recommend what views the local board should convey, if the local board conveys its views on PC68. 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.

Tātaritanga me ngā tohutohu

Analysis and advice

Plan change overview

13.     PC68 relates to a single pōhutukawa located at 8 Eglinton Avenue, Mt Eden. The purpose of PC68 is to include the tree as a notable tree in Schedule 10 of the Auckland Unitary Plan (AUP) to ensure the protection of the tree’s section 6[3] and 7[4] values (as reflected in the Regional Policy Statement criteria) from inappropriate use and development.

14.     PC68 introduces a single addition to the Notable tree Schedule, and the application of the Notable Tree overlay to one additional property in the AUP maps showing the location of the tree. The amendments proposed in PC68 will assist in the management and protection of the tree.

In-scope changes:

15.     The tree has been the subject of court action, negotiation and agreement by relevant parties (parties include the property owner and Auckland Council) and subsequent Environment Court direction. In accordance with the Court direction (Attachment A), the scope of this plan change is very narrow and is limited to a single addition. It seeks only to correct an error regarding the omission of a pōhutukawa at 8 Eglinton Avenue from the schedule text and maps. This addition will reintroduce the scheduling of the pōhutukawa tree, as was previously provided in the legacy district plan.

Themes from submissions received

16.     Key submission themes are listed below:

·    The tree’s values must be recognised by protecting it from removal

·    The error of its omission from the schedule needs to be corrected

·    It is important to maintain Auckland’s urban ngahere by protecting mature trees

·    Large trees assist in climate change mitigation

·    Large well-established trees make important contributions to maintaining green space and amenity which make the local surroundings appealing.

·    Large trees provide habitats for birds and are vital for improving bird corridors.

·    Large native trees are important to the ecosystem.

17.     Submissions were made by 160 people:

Table 1: Submissions received on PC68

Submissions

Number of submissions

In support

159

In opposition

1

Neutral

0

 

18.     Information on individual submissions and the summary of all decisions requested by submitters, is available from council’s website: https://www.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz/plans-projects-policies-reports-bylaws/our-plans-strategies/unitary-plan/auckland-unitary-plan-modifications/Pages/details.aspx?UnitaryPlanId=116

Tauākī whakaaweawe āhuarangi

Climate impact statement

19.     Submissions outlined the following climate change concerns:

·    The protection of large mature trees helps mitigate climate change.

20.     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.

Ngā whakaaweawe me ngā tirohanga a te rōpū Kaunihera

Council group impacts and views

21.     No council-controlled organisation made a submission.

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

Local impacts and local board views

22.     The plan change is for 8 Eglinton Avenue, within the Albert-Eden Local Board area.

23.     This plan change relates to the Albert-Eden Local Board area only.

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

Tauākī whakaaweawe Māori

Māori impact statement

25.     If the local board chooses to provide its views on the plan change it includes the opportunity to comment on matters that may be of interest or importance to Māori people, well-being of Māori communities or Te Ao Māori (Māori worldview).  According to the 2018 census results, 7,005 residents in the local board area identify as Māori.

26.     All iwi authorities of the Auckland region were consulted as part of the preparation of PC68. Feedback was received from:

·    Ngāi Tai Ki Tāmaki who support the proposed plan change.

·    Waikato Tainui – who support mana whenua to take the lead role in this plan change.

27.     No formal submissions were received on PC68 from any iwi authorities.

28.     The hearing report will include analysis of Part 2 of the Resource Management Act which requires that all persons exercising RMA functions shall take into account the principles of the Treaty of Waitangi/Te Tiriti o Waitangi[5].  The plan change does not trigger an issue of significance as identified in the Schedule of Issues of Significance and Māori Plan 2017[6].

Ngā ritenga ā-pūtea

Financial implications

29.     The plan change does not pose any financial implications. If the plan change is approved, it will enable the scheduling of the pōhutukawa tree (8 Eglinton Avenue) as a notable tree.

Ngā raru tūpono me ngā whakamaurutanga

Risks and mitigations

30.     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 Albert-Eden Local Board to express its views and preferences

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

31.     The power to provide local board views regarding the content of a plan change cannot be delegated to individual local board member(s)[7]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

32.     The planner will include, and report on, any resolution of the local board in the 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. 

33.     The planner will advise the local board of the decision on the plan change request by memorandum.

 

 

Ngā tāpirihanga

Attachments

No.

Title

Page

a

Environment Court Decision

113

     

Ngā kaihaina

Signatories

Author

Teuila Young - Policy Planner

Authorisers

John Duguid - General Manager - Plans and Places

Nina Siers - Local Area Manager

 


Albert-Eden Local Board

30 November 2021

 

 

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Local board views on private plan change 63 for 911-975 New North Road, Mount Albert

File No.: CP2021/17703

 

  

 

Te take mō te pūrongo

Purpose of the report

1.       To invite local board views on a private plan change by Tram Lease Limited for 911-975 New North Road, Mount Albert.

Whakarāpopototanga matua

Executive summary

2.       Decision-makers on a private 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.       Tram Lease Limited lodged a private plan change request for 911-975 New North Road, Mount Albert on 30 September 2020.  The purpose of the plan change is to apply a 24m height limit to the properties at 911-975 New North Road, to increase the efficient and effective use of this highly accessible land within the Mount Albert town centre area whilst achieving a quality built environment, maintaining the amenity values of the locality and avoiding intrusion into the identified viewshafts to Ōwairaka/Mount Albert.

4.       The plan change request seeks to apply a Height Variation Control of 24m over the plan change area.  In this location, the presence of the Volcanic Viewshaft Overlay may limit future development where it intrudes into the viewshaft.  A number of submissions indicated concerns that, if the plan change was approved, the Height Variation Control would sit above the Volcanic Viewshaft Overlay plane.

5.       A local board can present local views and preferences when expressed by the whole local board.  This report is the mechanism for the local board to resolve and provide its views on private plan change 63.  Staff do not recommend what view the local board should convey.

 

Ngā tūtohunga

Recommendation/s

That the Albert-Eden Local Board:

a)      provide local board views on private plan change 63 by Tram Lease Limited for 911-975 New North Road, Mount Albert.

b)      appoint a local board member to speak to the local board views at a hearing on private plan change 63.

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

 

Horopaki

Context

6.       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 (ss15-16 Local Government (Auckland Council) Act 2009).

7.       A private plan change request will be included in the Auckland Unitary Plan if it is approved.  Local boards must have the opportunity to provide their views on private plan change requests - when an entity other than council proposes a change to the Auckland Unitary Plan.

8.       If the local board chooses to provide its views, the planner includes those views in the hearing report. The hearing report will address issues raised in local board views and submissions by themes.

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

10.     This report provides an overview of the private plan change, and a summary of submissions’ key themes.

11.     The report does not recommend what the local board should convey, if the local board expresses its views on private plan change 63.  The planner must include any local board views verbatim in the evaluation of the private plan change.  The planner cannot advise the local board as to what its views should be, and then evaluate those views.

Tātaritanga me ngā tohutohu

Analysis and advice

12.     The private plan change applies to 911-975 New North Road, Mount Albert.  The land is zoned Business - Town Centre and Business - Mixed Use as shown below in Figure 1.

 

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Figure 1: 911-975 New North Road, Mount Albert and surrounding area

 

13.     Tram Lease Limited states the purpose of private plan change 63 is to apply a 24m height limit to the properties at 911-975 New North Road, to increase the efficient and effective use of this highly accessible land within the Mount Albert town centre area whilst achieving a quality built environment, maintaining the amenity values of the locality and avoiding intrusion into the identified viewshafts to Ōwairaka/Mount Albert.

14.     Tram Lease Limited included technical reports that evaluate bulk and massing, shading, urban design, trees, visual landscape, transport, and infrastructure effects.  The reports and other application details are available from council’s website at www.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz/planchanges.  Council’s planner, and other experts, will evaluate and report on:

·     technical reports supplied by the applicant

·     submissions

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

Themes from submissions received

15.     Over half of the submissions received were from local residents in the Mount Albert area.  Key submission themes are listed below.

·     Consultation

·     Parking

·     Views

·     Sunlight/Shading

·     Volcanic viewshaft intrusion

·     Transport assessment

·     Building Control Frontage

·     Height

·     Neighborhood character.

16.     Submissions were made by 15 individuals or groups, Tūpuna Maunga o Tāmaki Makaurau Authority, Auckland Transport, and Kāinga Ora:

Table 1: Submissions received on plan change 63

Submissions

Number of submissions

In support

2

In opposition

16

Neutral

0

 

17.     Information on individual submissions, and the summary of all decisions requested by submitters, is available from council’s website: www.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz/planchanges.

Tauākī whakaaweawe āhuarangi

Climate impact statement

18.     Te Tāruke-ā-Tāwhiri: Auckland’s Climate Plan sets out Auckland’s climate goals:

·    to adapt to the impacts of climate change by planning for the changes we will face (climate adaptation)

·    to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 50 per cent by 2030 and achieve net zero emissions by 2050 (climate mitigation).

Submitters’ views

19.     Two submissions raised specific comments on climate change; the first, referencing Auckland’s climate change commitments requiring a move towards intensification together with alternative transport modes; and the second, relating to the increase in development capacity contributing to congestion, and concern at the lack of a plan to reduce single occupancy car use.

Ngā whakaaweawe me ngā tirohanga a te rōpū Kaunihera

Council group impacts and views

20.     Auckland Transport made a submission and further submission.  The key matters raised are:

·    A request for further assessment to confirm how the plan change will give effect to transport and land use integration outcomes.

·    A request for the applicant to assess the cumulative transport effects of both this plan change, and plan change 64 seeking to change the zone from Business - Town Centre to Business - Mixed Use (953 New North Road).

·    A request for further assessment to address cumulative transport effects on the transport network.

·    A request for further assessment on the basis of travel pattern assumptions.

·    A request for further assessment of the parking related effects from the plan change.

·    Seeking that the existing pedestrian access to the train station is retained.

21.     Council’s transport specialist has considered the requests above and will be responding as part of the s42a report.

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

Local impacts and local board views

22.     The private plan change request is for 911-975 New North Road, Mount Albert, within the Albert-Eden Local Board area.  With the exception of the land leased by the council for a town square, and the two council-owned car parks in the town centre, the subject site is some distance from council assets.

23.     This plan change relates to the Albert-Eden Local Board area only.

24.     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 local board plan, local board agreement

·     responsibilities and operation of the local board.

25.     Tram Lease Limited stated that they engaged with the local board prior to lodgement on 11 August 2020.  Staff also gave a presentation on the plan change to the Albert-Eden local board workshop held on 2 November 2021.  Feedback at that stage is informal; restrictions on delegations prevent that informal feedback from being the views of the local board.

26.     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 private plan change.

Tauākī whakaaweawe Māori

Māori impact statement

27.     If the local board chooses to provide its views on the plan change it includes the opportunity to comment on matters that may be of interest or importance to Māori People, well-being of Māori communities or Te Ao Māori (Māori worldview).  7,005 residents (7.1 per cent) in the local board area identify as Māori, in 2018 census results.

28.     Tram Lease Limited advised council that it consulted with the following iwi authorities, and Tūpuna Maunga o Tāmaki Makaurau Authority, when it prepared the private plan change:

·     Ngāti Whātua o Kaipara

·     Ngāti Whātua Ōrākei

·     Ngāti Te Ata

·     Ngāi Tai ki Tāmaki

·     Ngāti Maru

·     Ngāti Pāoa

·     Ngāti Pāoa

·     Ngāti Tamaoho

·     Ngāti Tamaterā

·     Te Ahiwaru - Waiohua

·     Te Ākitai Waiohua

·     Te Kawerau ā Maki

·     Te Rūnanga o Ngāti Whātua

·     Waikato – Tainui.

29.     All iwi authorities were notified of the plan change.  No iwi authorities made a submission.  Tūpuna Maunga o Tāmaki Makaurau Authority made a submission opposing the plan change where the proposed increase to the Height Variation Control is greater than the Regionally Significant Volcanic Viewshaft A13 to Ōwairaka/Mount Albert.

30.     The hearing report will include analysis of Part 2 of the Resource Management Act (RMA) which requires that all persons exercising RMA functions shall take into account the principles of the Treaty of Waitangi/Te Tiriti o Waitangi.  The hearing report will analyse the Treaty principle of kaitiakitanga as it relates to the volcanic viewshaft height restrictions, as well as the issues of significance identified in the Schedule of Issues of Significance and Māori Plan 2017, specifically: Engagement/Consultation/ Inclusion in Decision Making; and Regional Planning and Development.

Ngā ritenga ā-pūtea

Financial implications

31.     The private plan change may have a financial implication for the local board, in relation to any future terms of the lease of the land at 915-927 New North Road for the purpose of a town square, allowing for public space and access to the Mount Albert Rail Station.

32.     Costs associated with processing the private plan change request will be recovered from the applicant.  Impacts on infrastructure arising from the private plan change request, including any financing and funding issues will be addressed in the hearing report.

Ngā raru tūpono me ngā whakamaurutanga

Risks and mitigations

33.     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 Albert-Eden Local Board to express its views and preferences

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

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

35.     The power to provide local board views regarding the content of a private plan change cannot be delegated to individual local board member(s) (Local Government Act 2002, Schedule 7, clause 36D)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

36.     The planner will include, and report on, any resolution of the local board in the 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.

37.     The planner will advise the local board of the decision on the private plan change request by memorandum.

 

Ngā tāpirihanga

Attachments

There are no attachments for this report.    

Ngā kaihaina

Signatories

Author

Clare Wall Shaw - Senior Policy Planner

Authorisers

John Duguid - General Manager - Plans and Places

Nina Siers - Local Area Manager

 


Albert-Eden Local Board

30 November 2021

 

 

Local Board views on private plan change 64 for 953 New North Road, Mount Albert

File No.: CP2021/17707

 

  

 

Te take mō te pūrongo

Purpose of the report

1.       To invite local board views on a private plan change by Tram Lease Limited for 953 New North Road, Mount Albert.

Whakarāpopototanga matua

Executive summary

2.       Decision-makers on a private 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.       Tram Lease Limited lodged a private plan change request for 953 New North Road, Mount Albert on 6 April 2021.  The purpose of the plan change is to apply a Business - Mixed Use zoning to the 2,387m2 site to optimise the efficient use of the existing urban area while also enhancing the quality of life for individuals and communities.

4.       A local board can present local views and preferences when expressed by the whole local board.  This report is the mechanism for the local board to resolve and provide its views on private plan change 64.  Staff do not recommend what view the local board should convey.

 

Ngā tūtohunga

Recommendation/s

That the Albert-Eden Local Board:

a)      provide local board views on private plan change 64 by Tram Lease Limited for 953 New North Road, Mount Albert.

b)      appoint a local board member to speak to the local board views at a hearing on private plan change 64.

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

 

Horopaki

Context

5.       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 (ss15-16 Local Government (Auckland Council) Act 2009).

6.       A private plan change request will be included in the Auckland Unitary Plan if it is approved. Local boards must have the opportunity to provide their views on private plan change requests - when an entity other than council proposes a change to the Auckland Unitary Plan.

7.       If the local board chooses to provide its views, the planner includes those views in the hearing report.  The hearing report will address issues raised in local board views and submissions by themes.

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

9.       This report provides an overview of the private plan change, and a summary of submissions’ key themes.

10.     The report does not recommend what the local board should convey, if the local board expresses its views on private plan change 64.  The planner must include any local board views verbatim in the evaluation of the private plan change.  The planner cannot advise the local board as to what its views should be, and then evaluate those views.

Tātaritanga me ngā tohutohu

Analysis and advice

Plan change overview

11.     The private plan change applies to 953 New North Road, Mount Albert.  The land is currently zoned Business - Town Centre as shown below in Figure 1.

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Figure 1: Zoning of 953 New North Road and surrounding area

12.     Tram Lease Limited states the purpose of private plan change 64 is to apply a Business - Mixed Use zoning to the 2,387m2 site to optimise the efficient use of the existing urban area while also enhancing the quality of life for individuals and communities.

13.     Tram Lease Limited included a technical report that evaluates the economic effects of the plan change.  The report and other application details are available from council’s website at www.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz/planchanges.  Council’s planner, and other experts, will evaluate and report on:

·     technical reports supplied by the applicant

·     submissions

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

Themes from submissions received

14.     Key submission themes are listed below.

·     Loss of town centre floorspace

·     Viewshaft intrusion

·     Housing provision

·     Transport effects

15.     Submissions were made by four individuals or groups, Auckland Transport, and Kāinga Ora:

Table 1: Submissions received on plan change 64

Submissions

Number of submissions

In support

2

In opposition

4

Neutral

0

 

16.     Information on individual submissions, and the summary of all decisions requested by submitters, is available from council’s website: www.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz/planchanges.

Tauākī whakaaweawe āhuarangi

Climate impact statement

17.     Te Tāruke-ā-Tāwhiri: Auckland’s Climate Plan sets out Auckland’s climate goals:

·    to adapt to the impacts of climate change by planning for the changes we will face (climate adaptation)

·    to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 50 per cent by 2030 and achieve net zero emissions by 2050 (climate mitigation).

18.     There were no submissions that raised specific climate matters.

Ngā whakaaweawe me ngā tirohanga a te rōpū Kaunihera

Council group impacts and views

19.     Auckland Transport made a submission and further submission.  The key matters raised are:

·    Preference for a diversity and range of land use activities along this part of New North Road.

·    Request the applicant to assess the cumulative transport effects of both this plan change, and plan change 63 seeking additional height (911-975 New North Road) and intensification.

·    Request the Building Frontage Control - General Commercial Frontage be retained to support pedestrian safety and amenity.

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

Local impacts and local board views

20.     The private plan change request is for 953 New North Road, Mount Albert, within the Albert-Eden Local Board area.  With the exception of the land leased by the council for a town square, and the two council-owned car parks in the town centre, the subject site is some distance from council assets.

21.     This plan change relates to the Albert-Eden Local Board area only.

22.     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 local board plan, local board agreement

·    responsibilities and operation of the local board.

23.     Tram Lease Limited stated that they engaged with the local board prior to lodgement on 11 August 2020.  Staff also gave a presentation on the plan change to the Albert-Eden local board workshop held on 2 November 2021.  Feedback at that stage is informal; restrictions on delegations prevent that informal feedback from being the views of the local board.

24.     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 private plan change.

Tauākī whakaaweawe Māori

Māori impact statement

25.     If the local board chooses to provide its views on the plan change it includes the opportunity to comment on matters that may be of interest or importance to Māori People, well-being of Māori communities or Te Ao Māori (Māori worldview).  7,005 residents (7.1 per cent) in the local board area identify as Māori, in 2018 census results.

26.     Tram Lease Limited advised council that it did not consult with iwi authorities when it prepared the private plan change.

27.     All iwi authorities were notified of the plan change.  No iwi authorities made a submission.

28.     The hearing report will include analysis of Part 2 of the Resource Management Act (RMA) which requires that all persons exercising RMA functions shall take into account the principles of the Treaty of Waitangi/Te Tiriti o Waitangi.  The private plan change does not trigger an issue of significance as identified in the Schedule of Issues of Significance and Māori Plan (2017, Independent Māori Statutory Board).

Ngā ritenga ā-pūtea

Financial implications

29.     The private plan change request does not pose any financial implications for the local board’s assets or operations.

30.     Costs associated with processing the private plan change request will be recovered from the applicant.  Impacts on infrastructure arising from the private plan change request, including any financing and funding issues will be addressed in the hearing report.

Ngā raru tūpono me ngā whakamaurutanga

Risks and mitigations

31.     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 Albert-Eden Local Board to express its views and preferences

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

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

33.     The power to provide local board views regarding the content of a private plan change cannot be delegated to individual local board member(s) (Local Government Act 2002, Schedule 7, clause 36D)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

34.     The planner will include, and report on, any resolution of the local board in the 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.

35.     The planner will advise the local board of the decision on the private plan change request by memorandum.

 

Ngā tāpirihanga

Attachments

There are no attachments for this report.    

Ngā kaihaina

Signatories

Author

Clare Wall Shaw - Senior Policy Planner

Authorisers

Fiona Sprott - Team Leader - Planning

John Duguid - General Manager - Plans and Places

Nina Siers - Local Area Manager

 


Albert-Eden Local Board

30 November 2021

 

 

Ngā Hapori Momoho | Thriving Communities Draft Strategy

File No.: CP2021/17180

 

  

 

Te take mō te pūrongo

Purpose of the report

1.   To seek support for the draft Ngā Hapori Momoho/Thriving Communities Strategy 2022-2032.

Whakarāpopototanga matua

Executive summary

2.   Ngā Hapori Momoho | Thriving Communities was adopted in 2014 as Council’s strategy for community and social wellbeing. A review of the plan in 2018 identified it needed to be refreshed to align with the Auckland Plan 2050 outcomes and better address the changes and challenges in Tāmaki Makaurau.

3.   These challenges include growing socio-economic disparities, population growth and intensification, the impacts of climate change and more recently COVID-19. These impact on communities’ ability to thrive.

4.   Through the refresh process we heard from diverse communities across the region on what is needed to help them thrive. These insights have shaped the draft strategy.

5.   The draft Ngā Hapori Momoho | Thriving Communities strategy sets out the high-level direction for the next 10 years to respond to these challenges and to what communities told us was important.

6.   The draft strategy has four main outcome areas which are the building blocks for thriving:

·    Manaakitanga | Quality of life:

All Aucklanders enjoy the essentials of a good life and fulfil their potential

·    Whanaungatanga | Community Connection:
Aucklanders are connected and feel as though they belong

·    Kotahitanga | Collective action:

All Aucklanders can participate and they take collective action to meet common goals

·    Kaitiakitanga | Sustainable futures:

Aucklanders are connected to and care for the environment.

 

7.   The high-level outcomes are supported by objectives that cascade to three key shifts in the way we work:  from one-size fits all to targeting our responses, from adhoc and siloed to working in integrated ways, shifting from council as expert to enabling community leadership.

8.   Four investment principles focus resources to impact on community challenges. This will ensure there is a strong, intentional link between aspiration, investment and action, and that we focus on communities who experience the greatest inequities.

9.   A key constraint is that there is currently no additional budget attached to the proposed strategy. This means the pace of change will be reliant on future budget and implementation planning to either seek new investment or to refocus existing resources to the strategy’s objectives.

10. Another limitation is that many of the barriers to people thriving relate to complex socio-economic factors where the Council is not the primary deliverer.

11. The draft strategy will be reported to the Parks, Arts, Community and Events Committee in February 2022 for adoption.

 

 

Ngā tūtohunga

Recommendation/s

That the Albert-Eden Local Board:

a)      support the draft Ngā Hapori Momoho | Thriving Communities Strategy 2022-2032 as set out in Attachment A to this report.

 

Horopaki

Context

12. The Auckland Plan Participation and Belonging outcome in particular sets the aspiration that ‘All Aucklanders will be part of and contribute to society, access opportunities, and have the chance to develop to their full potential’.

13. Ngā Hapori Momoho | Thriving Communities was adopted in 2014 as Council’s community and social wellbeing plan. It is a core plan to deliver the Auckland Plan 2050 which has a strong focus on fostering an inclusive Auckland where everyone has the chance to thrive.

14. In 2018 a review of Ngā Hapori Momoho identified several improvement areas. This included refreshing the strategy to better align it to the new Auckland Plan 2050 and to address the changes and growing challenges facing Auckland.

Diverse community voices have shaped the draft strategy approach

15. The new draft Ngā Hapori Momoho | Thriving Communities strategy has been informed by feedback from the diverse communities of Tāmaki Makaurau, key sector stakeholders, partners, and mana whenua. These voices are central to both the content of the draft strategy and how it will be used. 

16. During 2019 and 2020 staff looked at feedback from over 50 previous public engagements, and then undertook face to-face interviews, focus groups and online hui. We heard from over 400 community groups and leaders from across the region on what it means to thrive and what council can do to support that.

17. Staff presented the findings from this community engagement to local boards in April 2021 which can be accessed here.

Tātaritanga me ngā tohutohu

Analysis and advice

Auckland is facing local and international challenges impacting thriving communities

18. At the 2018 Census there were nearly 1.6 million usual residents in Auckland, an increase of 11 per cent since the 2013 Census, and this is projected to grow to 2.4 million by 2050[8].

19. Tāmaki Makaurau is very diverse – it is home to the largest Polynesian population of any city in the world, and 40 per cent of the population were born overseas.

20. Whilst many of those living in Auckland can make the most of all this region has to offer, there are still many who have limited capability to access social and economic resources and opportunities compared to the general population.

21. Many Aucklanders do not have access to the things they need to thrive. This restricts their ability to fully participate in society and in activities that have meaning and value to them.

22. Tāmaki Makaurau’s strong economic growth has not been shared equally, with Māori and Pasifika communities making considerably less each week than the rest of the Auckland population.

23. Over a third (38.5 per cent) of Pasifika people and 46per cent of young people in Auckland are living in overcrowded and unsuitable homes[9].

24. Only 50 per cent of Aucklanders feel a sense of belonging in their neighbourhoods, and 49per cent have felt isolated and lonely[10].

25. Tāmaki Makaurau is facing some key challenges over the next 10-20 years that provide the strategic drivers for the refreshed strategy. We need to respond to these if we want to maintain social cohesion and ensure all our people and communities are thriving.

 

Challenge 1

Challenge 2

Challenge 3

Growing wealth and income inequality will mean too many whānau cannot thrive.

The pace and scale of growth and social change could undermine Aucklander’s sense of belonging and connection.

Our changing climate will make outcomes worse for those communities already struggling.

 

26.
More recently other significant changes both locally and globally are contributing to why we need a strategy that takes an intentional approach to supporting thriving, inclusive and sustainable communities:

 

Changing the way council works can help address community challenges

27. In recognition of the 2018 review findings and from our community and stakeholder engagement, we know there needed to be some key shifts in the underlying thinking and approach of the council. We also need to be explicit in our priorities. Key shifts proposed include the following:

 

FROM

TO

WHAT CHANGES WILL WE MAKE?

1

Ad hoc and siloed



Integrated and connected

We will work across the Auckland Council group, with government and across communities and sectors to support Aucklanders to thrive. We will share data, evidence and learning.

We will prioritise interventions which support coordination and collective impact to deliver on the multiple outcomes which impact Aucklander’s wellbeing (social, environmental, cultural and environmental).

2

One-size-fits all



Targeted approaches

We will change our current services, activities and ways of working to better meet the needs of whānau and communities, particularly those experiencing the greatest disparity in outcomes.

We will tailor services and activities to meet local needs and opportunities.

3

Council as expert



Council as enabler

We will support communities (whānau, hapū, iwi, people) to lead their own responses. We will enable them to define, deliver, and monitor the things that enable them to thrive.

We will measure our success based on the outcomes we enable rather than just the services and activities that we deliver.

What we want to achieve – an overview of the draft strategy

28. To guide how we respond to these identified challenges and to support the key shifts we need to make, the draft strategy sets out four outcomes and six objectives. The outcomes set out where communities want to be in the future. Objectives identify where to focus to get there.

Outcomes: Four building blocks for thriving

29. The draft strategy has four main outcome areas which if achieved would contribute to thriving communities.  

·    Manaakitanga | Quality of life
All Aucklanders enjoy the essentials of a good life and fulfil their potential

·    Whanaungatanga | Community connection
Auckland are connected and feel as though they belong

·    Kotahitanga | Collective action
All Aucklanders can participate and they take collective action to meet common goals

·    Kaitiakitanga | Sustainable futures
Aucklanders are connected to and care for the environment.

Objectives: Where should we focus our action

30. To help give direction on how we might achieve the intended outcomes, we have identified six objective areas which will provide guidance on what actions could be taken by the organisation to contribute to the outcomes.

Application

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31. While we have grouped action areas under each objective many of these will contribute to multiple objectives. Many are focussed on addressing complex societal challenges which council does not have all the levers, resource or influence to directly address.

32. These objectives do however provide direction on how we can use the levers available to us (such as our procurement power) to affect and influence change, within our control.

Investment principles will help us to invest in what will make the greatest difference

33. The draft strategy proposes we invest our resource to make the biggest impact and this will be guided by four key principles:

34. Auckland Council also has a range of roles and levers that we can use to effect change in conjunction with partners to help communities thrive.

35. Our presence in and understanding of the community is one of our most powerful tools. This can be utilised in several areas: urban form, procurement, community facilities, our workforce, transport, community development and grants.

Strengths of the draft strategy

36. As an outcome focused strategy, it provides focus and direction, but is not prescriptive on processes or actions. It provides scope for creative and innovative responses to achieving the outcomes and objectives.

37. The high-level outcomes and objectives in the draft strategy cascade to key shifts, investment principles and to three-year implementation plans. This will ensure there is a strong and intentional link between aspiration, investment and action.

38. The draft strategy also presents both council and partners with an opportunity to do things differently, apply new approaches and have the flexibility to respond to local needs in ways that are appropriate and effective.

39. This is important as it not only addresses current challenges but allows flexibility to respond to emerging challenges in the future as our intended end outcomes will not change.

40. It also presents us with an opportunity to partner with our communities to incorporate existing and emerging approaches from global research as well as those generated in Aotearoa, so that we are using all tools available to collectively to achieve the outcomes.

Constraints and limitations of the draft strategy

41. Ngā Hapori Momoho | Thriving Communities is a 10-year strategy focused on long-term outcomes. It will take some time to see progress and the impact of actions, especially given the complexity of the challenges.

42. A key limitation is that many of the barriers to people thriving relate to complex socio-economic factors that council does not hold the primary levers for.

43. Council is, however, well-placed to use all of its resources and levers more effectively and work alongside central government and communities to support change. 

44. A key constraint is that there is no additional budget to support delivery of the draft strategy, so the pace of change will be subject to how effectively existing resources and budget can be realigned and directed to the draft strategy’s new objectives.

45. New investment will need to be considered as part of future annual and long-term budget processes.

46. There is opportunity, however, for reprioritisation of existing resource and investment to be considered as part of implementation planning. The outcome of this will be reported to the governing body as part of the first three-year implementation plan (2022-2025).

47. The draft strategy relies heavily on the significant cooperation and commitment across the council, elected members and community partners for it to be effective. This in turn relies on visible and active leadership, and ongoing monitoring of progress and impact.

Tauākī whakaaweawe āhuarangi

Climate impact statement

48. During engagement, we heard from communities that the environment was a significant contributor to their wellbeing. Climate change and environmental degradation are a threat to the way our communities aspire to live in Tāmaki Makaurau.

49. The Kaitiakitanga outcome was created to reflect the voices of mana whenua and community, through prioritising environmental wellbeing and encouraging community action and sustainability. Actions developed in the Thriving Communities three-year implementation plans will need to consider the connection between the wellbeing of our communities and the wellbeing of the environment.

Ngā whakaaweawe me ngā tirohanga a te rōpū Kaunihera

Council group impacts and views

50. This is a proposed strategy for the whole council group and will also be used to challenge and guide council teams and CCO’s in their implementation roles.

51. Staff and teams from across the Council and CCO’s have been involved in the refresh process, including attending a series of workshops to help identify existing and future actions to support what communities told us was important.

52. Going forward staff will work closely with the council group on implementation planning and the development of the first three-year implementation plan.

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

Local impacts and local board views

53. Local boards have a strong interest, and play a key role, in creating thriving communities in their areas. All local boards have local board plan outcomes that support thriving communities, and many are already working towards several Thriving Communities objectives.

54. Community engagement included communities from across all local board areas.

55. The findings from the engagement phase were shared with elected members and engagement participants in early 2021. They were also published on the Thriving Communities Have Your Say page.

56. Staff attended local board workshops in October 2021 to share the high-level draft strategy. Local boards were broadly supportive of the approach and provided helpful feedback that has helped shape the revised draft.  Common themes in local board feedback include:

·   concern for isolated communities

·   a strong desire to build the strategy into work plans. Local boards could see the benefit of the approach and were eager to turn this into a practical response through their local plans

·   concerns about funding the strategy, and opportunities to leverage existing or additional resource to support their communities.

Tauākī whakaaweawe Māori

Māori impact statement57.     The 2018 Census found that over 23% of Aotearoa’s Māori population live in Tāmaki Makaurau, making up 11.5 per cent of Auckland’s population – the highest Māori population in any city in Aotearoa.

58. The average age of Auckland’s Māori population is 24.9 years, compared to Auckland’s average of 34.7 years. As this young population grows and reaches working age, Māori will be a critical part of supporting our economy and ageing population.

59. Although Māori make up a large proportion of Tāmaki Makaurau’s population, they have not equitably shared in our economic growth. In 2018 the median income for all Aucklanders was $34,000, but for Māori it was $27,000.

60. By focusing on achieving equitable outcomes for Māori, this strategy will make a positive impact on the social, cultural and economic wellbeing of tangata, whānau and hapori.

Engagement to understand the needs of Māori communities

61. To ensure the strategy is relevant and effective for Māori, staff undertook individual engagement interviews with 17 mana whenua iwi and two mataawaka organisations.

62. Key inputs into the strategy from the engagement process include:

·    an environmental objective to reflect the importance of whenua to wellbeing and thriving

·    focus on achieving equity

·    recognition that whakawhanaungatanga and connection is central to thriving communities.

Delivering Māori outcomes

63. The Council’s direction for delivering Māori outcomes is set out in Kia Ora Tāmaki Makaurau, which reflects the aspirations of Auckland ‘s Māori communities.

64. The draft strategy supports the Schedule of Issues of Significance 2021 by addressing the four pou of social, cultural, economic, and environmental wellbeing for Māori in Tāmaki Makaurau.

65. Mana whenua and mataawaka will have an opportunity to provide further feedback on the draft plan in November 2021.

Ngā ritenga ā-pūtea

Financial implications

66. There is currently no additional budget attached to the proposed Ngā Hapori Momoho /Thriving Communities strategy. This means in the short term it will need to be delivered within existing budgets and resources of council and CCOs. Where any additional investment is required, this will need to be considered through the long-term plan or annual plan processes.

Ngā raru tūpono me ngā whakamaurutanga

Risks and mitigations

If <event>:

Then <impact>:

Possible mitigations:

If it is not clear that the draft strategy should drive reprioritisation of existing resources. 

It may create expectations that there will be additional budget to support the implementation of the draft strategy.

All public-facing communications and guidance about the draft strategy will make it clear it is intended to focus & re-prioritise existing resources.

Future budget and implementation planning will identify how actions will be funded from existing budgets or through seeking new investment.

If the draft strategy is viewed as too ‘high level’ and does not provide clear enough direction.

The draft strategy may fail to have any meaningful impact on the way the organisation delivers services and therefore would have no meaningful impact on the desired outcomes.

Develop a strong implementation plan and ensure there is visible and active senior leadership to drive implementation.

The objectives will provide appropriate level of direction without being too prescriptive.

Incorporating a measurement framework in the implementation plan to help understand impact.

Ngā koringa ā-muri

Next steps

67. Community engagement on the draft strategy will be undertaken in November 2021.

68. This feedback and local board resolutions will be reported to the Parks, Arts, Community and Events Committee in February 2022, when the committee considers the draft strategy for adoption.

69. The draft strategy will be supported by a three-year implementation plan with tailored actions, and a monitoring and evaluation framework to track progress and impact. These two items are being developed for consideration in April 2022.

 

Ngā tāpirihanga

Attachments

No.

Title

Page

a

Draft Ngā Hapori Momoho | Thriving Communities Strategy 2022-2032 (Under Separate Cover)

 

     

Ngā kaihaina

Signatories

Authors

Mackenzie Blucher - Graduate Policy Advisor

Dave Jaggs - Senior Policy Advisor

Authorisers

Kataraina Maki - General Manager - Community and Social Policy

Nina Siers - Local Area Manager

 


Albert-Eden Local Board

30 November 2021

 

 

Draft Significance and Engagement Policy 2022

File No.: CP2021/18169

 

  

 

Te take mō te pūrongo

Purpose of the report

1.       To seek feedback from local boards on the draft Significance and Engagement Policy 2022 (the draft policy).

Whakarāpopototanga matua

Executive summary

2.       The Significance and Engagement Policy, adopted in 2014, is undergoing a policy refresh to make it more contemporary and user-friendly.

3.       The goal of the policy refresh is to provide for a simplified decision-making process through a high-level guiding document that allows for case-by-case assessments.

4.       Minor updates are needed in both the significance and engagement components of the policy.

5.       Updates around the significance component of the draft policy include:

·    the assessment of significance in terms of a continuum

·    taking a cumulative approach to a package of proposals or decisions

·    adjusting the list of strategic assets to include only assets critical for the delivery of services and clarifying that most strategic assets are identified as groups or networks of assets to reflect the way in which they deliver services

·    adding guidance for assessing the significance of decisions for assets that do not meet the criteria for being strategic.

6.       Updates around the engagement component of the draft policy include:

·    simplifying existing text to make the policy more user-friendly

·    ensuring the engagement principles capture a more diverse Tāmaki Makaurau

·    capturing the need to safeguard staff, elected members and the community during consultation and engagement

·    giving more visibility to the connection between the policy and the forthcoming and separate refresh of the Engagement Guidelines, which will support staff to operationalise the policy.

7.       The draft policy was adopted for public consultation by Governing Body at its 23 September 2021 meeting, resolution number GB/2021/111.

8.       Public consultation ran from 27 September to 18 October 2021.

9.       Adoption of the final policy is projected for February 2022.

Ngā tūtohunga

That the Albert-Eden Local Board:

a)      provide feedback on the draft Significance and Engagement Policy as part of the overall consideration for final adoption in February 2022.

Horopaki

Context

10.     The Significance and Engagement Policy (the 2014 policy) was created and adopted in 2014 to fulfill the legislative requirements outlined in section 76AA of the Local Government Act 2002 (the LGA).

11.     The Significance and Engagement Policy is a key document for decision-making and the consultation process. It is comprised of two interrelated sections on significance and engagement.

12.     The significance section sets out how and when communities can expect the council to engage before making decisions, describes the council’s approach to determining the significance of proposals and decisions, and lists the council’s strategic assets.

13.     The engagement section provides high-level principles on how to engage inclusively with the diverse communities of Tāmaki Makaurau. These high-level principles ensure that engagement is fit-for-purpose according to the level of significance.

Tātaritanga me ngā tohutohu

Analysis and advice

14.     Staff have undertaken a policy refresh as the 2014 policy has not undergone changes since its initial adoption.

15.     An internal assessment of the 2014 policy found that that it was largely easy to use, but minor improvements would allow for more efficient decision-making and more fit-for-purpose engagement processes.

16.     General high-level updates and clarifications are being proposed for the draft policy to create a more contemporary policy.

17.     The Significance and Engagement Policy is not intended to be a prescriptive policy document, and any accepted changes to the draft policy will not change the purpose for which it is used.

18.     The proposed changes to the Significance and Engagement Policy 2021 were reported to the Governing Body at its meeting on 23 September – see Attachment A Significance and Engagement Policy: Approval of draft policy for consultation, also found online with associated documents.

Consultation

19.     Formal public consultation was held from 27 September to 18 October 2021. The consultation document is part of Attachment A, or online here.

20.     Given COVID-19 lockdown restrictions across the region, consultation was conducted entirely virtually and consisted of:

·    consultation materials and online feedback forms made available on the council’s engagement website (AK Have Your Say)

·    virtual workshops with community partners with demographic advisory panels

·    working with community partners to reach diverse groups.

21.     All feedback has been captured and will be reported through to the Governing Body meeting in February 2022 to inform decision-making on the final policy.

22.     A summary of the regional feedback received from submitters is set out in Attachment B and local board specific feedback in Attachment C.

 

 

Tauākī whakaaweawe āhuarangi

Climate impact statement

23.     Accepting the proposed changes to the draft policy allows for a fit-for-purpose and contemporary significance and engagement policy that will encourage a richer engagement process during future consultations around climate change issues.

Ngā whakaaweawe me ngā tirohanga a te rōpū Kaunihera

Council group impacts and views

24.     Any strategic asset under the draft policy that is held or managed by a substantive Council Controlled Organisation (CCO) will be identified in the CCO Accountability Policy. CCO’s must comply with that policy when making decisions on strategic assets under their control.

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

Local impacts and local board views

25.     Local boards play a key role in engaging with their local communities. The change to enable more fit-for-purpose consultation and engagement for some asset-based decisions may provide local boards with greater flexibility to customise some engagement processes to better meet the needs of their community.

26.     Local board chairs were invited to a workshop held on 4 August 2021 that also included the Parks, Arts, Community and Events, and Finance and Performance committees for a high-level overview on proposed amendments to the draft policy.

27.     Formalised local board views from this workshop and report will be incorporated into the February 2022 Governing Body report for the policy adoption.

Tauākī whakaaweawe Māori

Māori impact statement

28.     The refresh of the Significance and Engagement Policy will strengthen the council’s capacity and capability to engage with and meet the needs of the Māori community. This will be achieved through the delivery of bespoke training initiatives and resources which align to best practice engagement that responds to the needs and is supported by Māori. Kia Ora Tāmaki Makaurau provides a foundation to build council’s engagement approach and supports initiatives already underway such as Te Matapuna 2 as a pilot for spatial-based engagement. Work on relationship agreements is progressing, and there is good support for capacity contracts. Further work is required to streamline engagement forums to ensure they are fit for purpose and respond to priorities from Māori.

29.     Ongoing collaboration on the development of the Māori engagement practice and approach will inform the Engagement Guidelines and will ensure council’s size and engagement reach is leveraged effectively. This collaboration will ensure that the operational execution of the Engagement Guidelines is well-informed and aligned with best practice in te ao Māori.

30.     This focus on practice, capacity and capability will guide operational performance so that the aspirations for Māori engagement in Tāmaki Makaurau are progressed, aligned and achievable. Further work on Kia Ora Tāmaki Makaurau performance measures will be aligned with the engagement approach as it continues to be developed.

Ngā ritenga ā-pūtea

Financial implications

31.     The proposed changes to the significance section of the policy assists in the assessment of significance and may reduce the financial costs of engagement approaches that are not fit-for-purpose.

32.     Reclassifying some assets as non-strategic will also remove the burden of audit costs if the council seeks to make any future decisions around changing ownership or control of those assets.

Ngā raru tūpono me ngā whakamaurutanga

Risks and mitigations

33.     The recommendation requesting local board views does not present any risk. The risks associated with refreshing the draft policy are set out in the report to the 23 September Governing Body meeting in Attachment A.

Ngā koringa ā-muri

Next steps

34.     Feedback from the consultation along with local board views will be reported to the 24 February 2022 Governing Body meeting as part of the materials for the finalised draft policy approval.

35.     The final Significance and Engagement Policy 2022 is proposed to be implemented following approval at the same Governing Body meeting.

 

Ngā tāpirihanga

Attachments

No.

Title

Page

a

Significance and Engagement Policy: Approval of draft policy for consultation (Under Separate Cover)

 

b

Summary of regional feedback (Under Separate Cover)

 

c

Local board specific feedback (Under Separate Cover)

 

     

Ngā kaihaina

Signatories

Authors

Justine Yu - Senior Advisor - Fin Policy

Eddie Tuiavii - Principal Advisor - Democracy and Engage

Authorisers

Ross Tucker - General Manager, Financial Strategy and Planning

Kenneth Aiolupotea - General Manager Democracy and Engagement

Nina Siers - Local Area Manager

 


Albert-Eden Local Board

30 November 2021

 

 

Three Waters Economic Regulation Submission

File No.: CP2021/18182

 

  

 

Te take mō te pūrongo

Purpose of the report

1.       To outline the Government’s Economic Regulation and Consumer Protection for Three Waters Services in New Zealand discussion paper, circulated by the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment, and to seek feedback from local boards.

Whakarāpopototanga matua

Executive summary

2.       On 27 October 2021, the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment released a discussion paper, “Economic Regulation and Consumer Protection for Three Waters Services in New Zealand”.

3.       The discussion document describes how the economic regulator is envisioned to operate and what its statutory obligations would be. The discussion document also provides a brief explanation of why economic regulation is required in the face of three waters reform. Finally, it asks for feedback on several topics.

4.       The views of local boards on the proposal are requested by 6 December 2021 to enable those views to influence the overall submission and to be included as an attachment to the council submission.

5.       Final submissions from Auckland Council to Government on this topic are due at 5pm on 20 December 2021.

Ngā tūtohunga

Recommendation/s

That the Albert-Eden Local Board:

a)      provide feedback for inclusion in Auckland Council’s submission on the Economic Regulation and Consumer Protection for Three Waters Services in New Zealand discussion paper.

 

Horopaki

Context

6.       On 27 October 2021, the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) released a discussion paper, “Economic Regulation and Consumer Protection for Three Waters Services in New Zealand”.

7.       The issues of economic regulation and consumer protection for three waters services in New Zealand is related, but separate, to the broader issue of the Water Services Bill. They require separate submissions as they are two different processes run by two different bodies and on different timeframes. There is a separate process to provide feedback about the reform in general. This process is to provide feedback on only the proposed economic regulation.

8.       According to central government, economic regulation will have a crucial role to play in driving the level of efficiency that will be required to keep water services affordable in the long run.

9.       Economic regulation ensures that the best outcomes for consumers will occur when there are monopoly markets, and the suppliers have a large amount of market power.

10.     In this case, it is proposed that the economic regulator will also act as the consumer protection regulator and be funded through levies.

11.     It is proposed that the Commerce Commission act in both capacities to regulate the newly-formed three waters industry in New Zealand after the Water Services Bill is enacted.

12.     The discussion document describes how the economic regulator is envisioned to operate and what its statutory obligations would be. The discussion document also provides a brief explanation of why economic regulation is required in the face of three waters reform. Finally, it asks for feedback on several topics.

Tātaritanga me ngā tohutohu

Analysis and advice

13.     What follows is a short summary of the discussion document and the areas where feedback is sought through the submissions process.

What is economic regulation and why do we need it?

14.     Economic regulation protects consumers from the problems that can occur in markets with little or no competition and/or a large amount of market power. The regulation is intended to make businesses in the market behave similarly to how they would in a competitive market.

15.     Utilities tend to be what is known as a “natural monopoly”. These markets are more cheaply served by one firm rather than many because of massive fixed costs.

16.     Without regulation, markets with natural monopolies tend to have higher prices and/or lower outputs and/or lower output quality.

17.     While consumer involvement in the governance of natural monopolies is helpful, it is not sufficient to ensure the best outcomes for consumers. Consumer involvement must work in concert with regulation.

18.     Ultimately, the purpose of economic regulation is to advance the long-term interests of consumers. This ensures that suppliers deliver high-quality services that reflect consumer demand and incentivises improved efficiency. It also ensures any gains by the suppliers are passed through to the consumers.

What type of regulation is being proposed and who would pay the costs?

19.     There are several types of regulation – price-quality, information disclosure, and quality-only. In this case, it is proposed that the regulator be a price-quality regulator.

20.     Price-quality regulators essentially set upper limits on the price that can be charged by the supplier while setting lower limits on the quality of service that must be delivered.

21.     Typically, price-quality regulators operate on regulatory cycles of four to six years. It is proposed that the economic regulator operate on a five-year cycle, with the possibility of the first regulatory cycle being shorter.

22.     Economic regulation has costs. These costs come from two places. On one hand, the economic regulator costs money to operate and administer. On the other hand, the suppliers incur compliance costs to meet the requirements of the regulator.

23.     It is proposed that the administrative costs of the regulator be recovered through levies. This is a straightforward, transparent, and standard way of recovering these costs. Ultimately these costs are borne by the consumers.

24.     The cost to the supplier of complying with regulation is also ultimately borne by the consumers. Since both categories of regulatory costs are borne by the consumers, it is necessary to design the regulations to ensure they are net beneficial to consumers.

25.     Given the amalgamation proposed by the Water Services Bill will increase the market power of the water providers, it is likely that regulation is necessary. Further, the research for the Water Services Bill finds that even the current absence of profit motives, and the obligations to promote the social, cultural, environmental, and financial wellbeing of communities has been insufficient to ensure delivery of effective and efficient three waters service. Put another way, there is probably a case for economic regulation, even in the absence of the proposed three waters amalgamation.

26.     Thus, the MBIE’s recommendation is that three waters be price-quality regulated.

27.     However, there is also a question as to whether the regulation should be applied generically across all suppliers or tailored to individual suppliers. Given the inflexibility of generic regulation and Government’s strong commitment to water service quality, it is recommended that the price-quality regulation be flexible to allow for different incentives to the different suppliers.

What parts of three waters should regulation apply to?

28.     The delivery of stormwater services is fundamentally different to drinking water and wastewater.

29.     While drinking water and wastewater services are delivered directly to the beneficiaries (that is, the person drinking the water or flushing the toilet), stormwater services have a public good element as well. When the stormwater in one area is managed, it could make other areas less likely to flood, for instance. This means that it is difficult to identify and charge the consumers of stormwater services.

30.     Additionally, while drinking water and wastewater infrastructure is easily identified, stormwater infrastructure is more difficult. Stormwater systems are often integrated into roading networks, use natural topographical features, and are owned by various land holders and infrastructure providers.

31.     Internationally, when stormwater systems are operated alongside drinking water and wastewater, they tend to be economically regulated.

32.     The preliminary view put forward by the MBIE is that stormwater should be economically regulated, but it will be less straightforward to demonstrate that it is net beneficial.

Should the regulation apply to all providers?

33.     Three waters reform is proposed to result in four main entities serving approximately 85% of the population. The remainder would be served by small community or private schemes, or through self-supply. A recent study for Taumata Arowai suggested that there could be between 75,000 and 130,000 unregistered drinking water suppliers.

34.     None of these small-scale suppliers serves more than 5,000 customers. There are only three non-defense force suppliers that serve between 500 and 5,000 customers. 

35.     For even smaller (less than 500 customers) providers, it is likely that the owners of three waters supplier and the consumers of the services are largely the same people. Therefore, it is less critical to have a regulatory framework to ensure consumer wellbeing.

36.     Since the goal of the reform is to further consumer wellbeing, these other suppliers should only be regulated if the cost of regulation is outweighed by the benefits.

37.     Given the small scale and relatively high compliance costs, the MBIE has recommended that regulatory framework only apply to the new water service entities created by the Water Services Bill.

How and when should regulation be implemented?

38.     To be effective, price-quality regulation requires high quality information on the assets, costs and quality of service provided by regulated suppliers. However, the Three Waters Reform Programme has found that the scope and quality of the available information is not currently at the level that would be required to implement an effective economic regulation regime.

39.     Because of this information gap, it is unlikely that the regulatory regime would be operational by the time the new three waters entities are set to begin operation in 1 July 2024.

40.     However, starting the new entities operations without a regulatory framework in place poses its own risk.

41.     Therefore, the Government’s recommendation is that there should be a graduated approach to implementing a conventional cost-based price-quality path, with the first regulatory pricing period beginning 1 July 2027. In the interim the industry would improve its data and the regulator would work with the industry on information disclosure.

42.     This interim period from 1 July 2024 through to 30 June 2027 would leave the supplies unregulated in terms of price-quality. There are two potential solutions to this gap. The first is that the regulator impose a price-quality path based on incomplete information but using its best judgment. The second option is that an interim price-quality path be implemented by government. There are significant pros and cons to each option and the MBIE is seeking feedback on this issue.

What should be the statutory objectives of the regulation regime?

43.     Recently in New Zealand, regulatory regimes are set to achieve four goals.

a)     There must be incentives to innovate and invest.

b)     There should be incentives to improve efficiency.

c)     That the efficiency gains must be shared with consumers.

d)     Lastly, suppliers are limited in their ability to turn profits. This point is irrelevant to the three waters reform scenario.

44.     However, there is scope for the economic regulator to have responsibility for a broader range of objectives (including issues such as climate change and Te mana o te Wai).

45.     There is also a question as to how Te Tiriti o Waitangi considerations factor into the design of any economic regulatory regime for the three waters sector.

46.     The MBIE seeks feedback on what the precise role of the economic regulator should be and whether it should be expanded in the ways described above.

What should compliance and enforcement look like?

47.     Compliance and enforcement are essential for regulation to be effective.

48.     An economic regulator’s compliance and enforcement toolkit typically includes education initiatives, warning letters, infringement offences, pecuniary penalties, enforceable undertakings, and other civil remedies such as out-of-court settlements.

49.     The MBIE is seeking feedback on whether there needs to be any other tools in the toolkit.

Who should the economic regulator be?

50.     To be effective, regulators need to be at arms-length from government, transparent, accountable, credible, freely share information, and act in a coordinated way with policy agencies.

51.     There are three potential options for the economic regulator: Taumata Arowai, the Commerce Commission, or a new regulatory authority created specifically for economic regulation of three waters.

52.     The MBIE’s multi-criteria analysis suggests that the Commerce Commission is best suited to be the economic regulator. 

Do we need additional consumer protections and how are those regulated?

53.     Due to the nature of the three waters sector, there may be other consumer protections required. There likely needs to be rules around the acceptable likelihood and duration of supply outages, the acceptable level of leakage from reticulated supply networks, the level of resilience to natural and man-made hazards, and the amount of innovation and efficiencies delivered to consumers.

54.     These protections will be required because three waters is a natural monopoly and consumers cannot go elsewhere when unhappy with their service.

55.     Importantly, the current democratic, consultation, and governance mechanisms that are provided for in the Local Government Act 2002 will not apply to the proposed new Water Services Entities. In addition, the Ombudsman’s current role in dealing with complaints about local government agencies will cease.

56.     These points suggest that regulation needs to consider these angles of consumer protection above and beyond the standard roles of an economic regulator.

57.     There is also a need for additional protections for vulnerable consumers. It is recommended that that there should be a positive obligation on the regulator to consider interests of vulnerable consumers, and that minimum service level requirements are flexible enough able to accommodate a wide range of approaches to addressing consumer harm and vulnerability.

58.     The MBIE is seeking feedback on how the consumer protection regime could be designed in a way that contributes to equitable outcomes and mitigates unintended impacts on Māori. This includes impacts on different iwi/hapū, Māori landowners, urban Māori consumers, and rural Māori consumers. Additionally, views are sought on how the consumer protection regulator could be expected to consider Treaty obligations, and the cultural competency of the economic regulator to recognise the significance of water as a taonga for Māori.

59.     As with economic regulation, a multi-criteria analysis suggests that the Commerce Commission should be the consumer protection regulator.

How should consumer disputes be resolved?

60.     There are several ways that consumer disputes can be resolved.

61.     The preliminary preferred option put forward by the MBIE is for mandatory provision of consumer dispute resolution services, but feedback is sought as to whether this should be achieved through a new scheme or by expanding the mandate of an existing scheme.

62.     Traditionally, vulnerable populations face difficulties in accessing dispute resolution schemes. Therefore, it is important that both suppliers and the dispute resolution provider ensure that underserved and vulnerable communities can participate in processes that affect them including dispute resolution processes.

Local Board Feedback

63.     While the MBIE has posed 46 questions to submitters in the discussion document, only a few are acutely relevant. The following 11 questions are the most critical for the council family to provide feedback:

a)      What are your views on whether the stormwater networks that are currently operated by local authorities should be economically regulated, alongside drinking water and wastewater?

b)      Do you consider that the economic regulation regime should be implemented gradually from 2024 to 2027, or do you consider that a transitional price-quality path is also required?

c)      If you consider a transitional price-quality path is required, do you consider that this should be developed and implemented by an independent economic regulator, or by Government and implemented through a Government Policy Statement?

d)      What are your views on how Treaty of Waitangi principles, as well as the rights and interests of iwi/Māori, should be factored into the design of an economic regulatory regime for the three waters sector?

e)      Who do you consider should have primary responsibility for determining the structure of three waters prices: a. The Water Services Entity, following engagement with their governance group, communities, and consumers; b. The economic regulator; or c. The Government or Ministers?

f)       Who do you think is the most suitable body to be the economic regulator for the three waters sector? Please provide reasons for your view.

g)      What are your views on whether minimum service level requirements should be able to vary across different types of consumers?

h)      What are your views on whether the regulatory regime should include a positive obligation to protect vulnerable consumers, and that minimum service level requirements are flexible enough to accommodate a wide range of approaches to protecting vulnerable consumers?

i)        What are your views on how Treaty of Waitangi principles, as well as the rights and interests of iwi/Māori, should be factored into the design of a consumer protection regime for the three waters sector?

j)        Do you agree with the preliminary view that the Commerce Commission is the most suitable body to be the consumer protection regulator for the three waters sector?

k)      Do you consider that there should be special considerations for traditionally under-served or vulnerable communities? If so, how do you think these should be given effect?

64.     A resolution requesting the views of local boards on the proposal is included in this report.

65.     Local board views are requested by 6 December 2021 to enable those views to influence the overall submission and to be included as an attachment to the council submission.

Tauākī whakaaweawe āhuarangi

Climate impact statement

66.     The discussion paper acknowledges that addressing climate change challenges and ensuring water service resilience is one of the drivers of the overall Three Waters Reform. However, the economic regulation regime is not being considered for these reasons directly.

67.     The proposed economic regulation framework does not have direct impacts on greenhouse gas emissions or climate. However, it may be in the purview of the regulator to ensure consumer expectations are met with regards to environmental and climate outcomes.

Ngā whakaaweawe me ngā tirohanga a te rōpū Kaunihera

Council group impacts and views

68.     Relevant council departments and council-controlled organisations have been identified and contributions will be sought from them in developing the council group’s response to the Economic Regulation and Consumer Protection for Three Waters Services in New Zealand discussion paper.

69.     While overall three waters reform will have a direct impact on council and council-controlled organisations, economic regulation put in place after that reform will not have any impact on council or remaining council-controlled organisations.

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

Local impacts and local board views

70.     Local board views are sought as part of the development of the council’s submission and will be reported back to Governing Body. Local board resolutions will be included as part of council’s submission. 

Tauākī whakaaweawe Māori

Māori impact statement

71.     The overall three waters reform is, in part, to recognise and provide for iwi/Māori rights and interests with a specific focus on service delivery. It is proposed that iwi/Māori will have a greater role in the new Three Waters system, including pathways for enhanced participation by whānau and hapū as these services relate to their Treaty rights and interests.

72.     On a price-quality basis, economic regulation of the three waters industry does not directly impact on Māori any differently than other three waters services consumers. However, the overall three waters reform and specific topics within the economic regulation of three waters are likely to be of significant interest. In particular, how treaty obligations are considered, the recognition of water as taonga for Māori, and the overrepresentation of Māori in the group of consumers vulnerable to price shocks.

73.     Māori outcomes leads within the council family are being consulted on these topics.

Ngā ritenga ā-pūtea

Financial implications

74.     The submission can be developed within existing budget provision and as part of business-as-usual central government advocacy activity.

Ngā raru tūpono me ngā whakamaurutanga

Risks and mitigations

75.     There is little risk in making a submission on the economic regulation of three waters. Conversely, there is high risk if we do not make a submission. As the work programme progresses, staff can provide further information about the potential impacts on council’s activities.

Ngā koringa ā-muri

Next steps

76.     The office of the Chief Economist is currently drafting a submission on behalf of Auckland Council.

77.     Staff are preparing a report for the Governing Body seeking a delegation of Governing Body members to approve the council’s submission.

78.     The views of local boards on the proposal are requested by the 6 December 2021 to enable those views to influence the overall submission and to be included as an attachment to the council submission.

79.     The deadline for the final submission to Government is 20 December 2021.

 

Ngā tāpirihanga

Attachments

There are no attachments for this report.     

Ngā kaihaina

Signatories

Author

Shane Martin - Senior Economist

Authorisers

Jim Stabback - Chief Executive

Nina Siers - Local Area Manager

 


Albert-Eden Local Board

30 November 2021

 

 

Local government elections 2022 - order of names on voting documents

File No.: CP2021/18408

 

  

 

Te take mō te pūrongo

Purpose of the report

1.       To provide feedback to the Governing Body on how names should be arranged on the voting documents for the Auckland Council 2019 elections.

Whakarāpopototanga matua

Executive summary

2.       The Local Electoral Regulations 2001 provide a local authority the opportunity to decide by resolution whether the names on voting documents are arranged in:

·        alphabetical order of surname

·        pseudo-random order; or

·        random order.

3.       Pseudo-random order means names are listed in a random order and the same random order is used on every voting document.

4.       Random order means names are listed in a random order and a different random order is used on every voting document.

5.       The order of names has been alphabetical for the 2010, 2013, 2016 and 2019 Auckland Council elections. An analysis conducted on these election results shows there is no compelling evidence that candidates being listed first were more likely to be elected. The analysis is contained in Attachment A.

6.       Staff recommend that the current approach of alphabetical printing is retained for the 2022 council elections, as the benefits to the voter outweigh any perception of a name order bias problem. 

 

Ngā tūtohunga

Recommendation/s

That the Albert-Eden Local Board:

a)      recommend to the Governing Body that candidate names on voting documents should continue to be arranged in alphabetical order of surname. 

 

 


 

Horopaki

Context

Options available

7.       Clause 31 of The Local Electoral Regulations 2001 states:

(1)  The names under which each candidate is seeking election may be arranged on the voting document in alphabetical order of surname, pseudo-random order, or random order.

(2)  Before the electoral officer gives further public notice under section 65(1) of the Act, a local authority may determine, by a resolution, which order, as set out in subclause (1), the candidates' names are to be arranged on the voting document.

(3)  If there is no applicable resolution, the candidates' names must be arranged in alphabetical order of surname.

(4)  If a local authority has determined that pseudo-random order is to be used, the electoral officer must state, in the notice given under section 65(1) of the Act, the date, time, and place at which the order of the candidates' names will be arranged and any person is entitled to attend.

(5)  In this regulation, -

pseudo-random order means an arrangement where -

(a)  the order of the names of the candidates is determined randomly; and

(b)  all voting documents use that order

random order means an arrangement where the order of the names of the candidates is determined randomly or nearly randomly for each voting document by, for example, the process used to print each voting document.

Previous elections

8.       In 2013 the council resolved to use alphabetical order of names. A key consideration was an additional cost of $100,000 if the council chose the random order. From 2016 there has been no additional cost to use random order, due to changes in printing technology. 

9.       For the 2019 elections the following table outlines decisions of those regional and metropolitan councils whose data was available:

Council

Order

Auckland Council

Alphabetical

Bay Of Plenty Regional Council

Random

Environment Southland Regional Council

Alphabetical

Hawke's Bay Regional Council

Alphabetical

Northland Regional Council

Alphabetical

Otago Regional Council

Alphabetical

Taranaki Regional Council

Alphabetical

Waikato Regional Council

Random

West Coast Regional Council

Alphabetical

Christchurch City Council

Random

Dunedin City Council

Random

Hamilton City Council

Random

Hutt City Council

Random

Invercargill City Council

Random

Napier City Council

Random

Nelson City Council

Random

Palmerston North City Council

Random

Porirua City Council

Random

Tauranga City Council

Random

Upper Hutt City Council

Random

Wellington City Council

Random

 

Tātaritanga me ngā tohutohu

Analysis and advice

Options for 2022

Pseudo-random order and true random order

10.     Random order printing removes the perception of name order bias, but the pseudo-random order of names simply substitutes a different order for an alphabetical order. Any perceived first-name bias will transfer to the name at the top of the pseudo-random list. The only effective alternative to alphabetical order is true random order, which means the order on every voting document is different.

11.     A disadvantage to both the random printing options is voter confusion as it is not possible for the supporting documents such as the directory of candidate profile statements to follow the order of a random voting paper. Making voting more difficult carries the risk of deterring the voter.

Alphabetical order

12.     The advantage of the alphabetical order printing is that it is familiar, easier to use and to understand. When a large number of candidates compete for a position it is easier for a voter to find the candidate the voter wishes to support if names are listed alphabetically.

13.     It is also easier for a voter if the order of names on the voting documents follows the order of names in the directory of candidate profile statements accompanying the voting document. The directory is listed in alphabetical order. It is not possible to print it in such a way that each copy aligns with the random order of names on the accompanying voting documents.

14.     The disadvantage of alphabetical printing is that there is some documented evidence, mainly from overseas, of voter bias to those at the top of a voting list.

Analysis of previous election results

15.     An analysis of the council’s election results for 2010, 2013, 2016 and 2019 is contained in Attachment A. It shows that any bias to those at the top of the voting lists is very small. The analysis looked at:

·    The impact of ballot position on the number of votes received by candidates (i.e. the impact on the vote share) for local boards and wards

·    The impact of ballot position on whether an individual was elected or not (i.e. the impact on election outcomes).

16.     This analysis of Auckland Council elections data show that while there might be a small impact of being listed first on the percentage share of votes received in local board elections, there is no compelling evidence that candidates being listed first were more likely to be elected in the last four elections. Given the relatively small sample size and variability in the data, these analyses may be less able to detect the real effects. Therefore, conclusions should be drawn with caution. That said, it is reasonable to conclude that results from the last four elections were not significantly affected by the use of alphabetical ordering on voting documents.

17.     Staff recommend that the current approach of alphabetical printing is retained for the 2022 council elections, as the noted benefits to the voter outweigh any perception of a name order bias problem that analysis of previous election results show does not exist. 

Tauākī whakaaweawe āhuarangi

Climate impact statement

18.     The order of names on voting documents does not have an impact on climate.

Ngā whakaaweawe me ngā tirohanga a te rōpū Kaunihera

Council group impacts and views

19.     The order of names on voting documents does not have an impact on the wider group.

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

Local impacts and local board views

20.     Feedback from local boards will be reported to the Governing Body when it is asked to determine the matter by resolution.

Tauākī whakaaweawe Māori

Māori impact statement

21.     The order of names on voting documents does not specifically impact on the Māori community. It is noted that candidates can provide their profile statements both in English and Māori and that such profile statements are contained in the candidate profile booklet in alphabetic order. Having voting documents in alphabetic order makes it easier for any voter to match the candidate in the profile booklet.

Ngā ritenga ā-pūtea

Financial implications

22.     There is no additional cost to the printing of voting documents if names are ordered using the random method.

Ngā raru tūpono me ngā whakamaurutanga

Risks and mitigations

23.     If names are ordered alphabetically there is the risk of perceived bias.  If names are randomised there is the risk of increasing the complexity of the voting experience and deterring voters. The analysis that has been conducted shows that the risk of bias is very small.

Ngā koringa ā-muri

Next steps

24.     The feedback from the local board will be reported to the Governing Body.

 

Ngā tāpirihanga

Attachments

No.

Title

Page

a

Memo re. Ballot order effects and Auckland Council elections - November 2021

161

     

Ngā kaihaina

Signatories

Author

Warwick McNaughton - Principal Advisor

Authorisers

Rose Leonard - Manager Governance Services

Louise Mason - GM Local Board Services

 


Albert-Eden Local Board

30 November 2021

 

 

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30 November 2021

 

 

Albert-Eden-Puketāpapa Ward Councillors' Updates

File No.: CP2021/18410

 

  

 

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

30 November 2021

 

 

Chairperson's Report

File No.: CP2021/18415

 

  

 

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 30 November 2021 report.

 

 

Ngā tāpirihanga

Attachments

No.

Title

Page

a

Chairperson Corrick 30 November 2021 Report

169

     

Ngā kaihaina

Signatories

Author

Michael Mendoza - Democracy Advisor

Authoriser

Nina Siers - Local Area Manager

 


Albert-Eden Local Board

30 November 2021

 

 

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Albert-Eden Local Board

30 November 2021

 

 

Board Members' Reports

File No.: CP2021/18418

 

  

 

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

30 November 2021

 

 

Albert-Eden Local Board 2021 Governance Forward Work Calendar

File No.: CP2021/18426

 

  

 

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 30 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 - 30 November 2021 edition

175

     

Ngā kaihaina

Signatories

Author

Michael Mendoza - Democracy Advisor

Authoriser

Nina Siers - Local Area Manager

 


Albert-Eden Local Board

30 November 2021

 

 

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Albert-Eden Local Board

30 November 2021

 

 

Albert-Eden Local Board Workshop Records

File No.: CP2021/18453

 

  

 

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 23 and 24 November 2021.

 

 

Ngā tāpirihanga

Attachments

No.

Title

Page

a

Albert-Eden Local Board Workshop Record - 23 November 2021

179

b

Albert-Eden Local Board Workshop Record - 24 November 2021

183

     

Ngā kaihaina

Signatories

Author

Michael Mendoza - Democracy Advisor

Authoriser

Nina Siers - Local Area Manager

 


Albert-Eden Local Board

30 November 2021

 

 

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30 November 2021

 

 

Exclusion of the Public: Local Government Official Information and Meetings Act 1987

That the Albert-Eden Local Board

a)      exclude the public from the following part(s) of the proceedings of this meeting.

The general subject of each matter to be considered while the public is excluded, the reason for passing this resolution in relation to each matter, and the specific grounds under section 48(1) of the Local Government Official Information and Meetings Act 1987 for the passing of this resolution follows.

This resolution is made in reliance on section 48(1)(a) of the Local Government Official Information and Meetings Act 1987 and the particular interest or interests protected by section 6 or section 7 of that Act which would be prejudiced by the holding of the whole or relevant part of the proceedings of the meeting in public, as follows:

 

C1       Annual Budget 2022/2023 Consultation

Reason for passing this resolution in relation to each matter

Particular interest(s) protected (where applicable)

Ground(s) under section 48(1) for the passing of this resolution

The public conduct of the part of the meeting would be likely to result in the disclosure of information for which good reason for withholding exists under section 7.

s7(2)(c)(i) - The withholding of the information is necessary to protect information which is subject to an obligation of confidence or which any person has been or could be compelled to provide under the authority of any enactment, where the making available of the information would be likely to prejudice the supply of similar information or information from the same source and it is in the public interest that such information should continue to be supplied.

In particular, the report contains information covered in confidential Finance and Performance workshops and information relating to the draft Mayoral proposal which has not been finalised or released publicly. This report can be restated on 9 December once the final Mayoral Proposal and the material relating to the Annual Budget is available following the Finance and Performance Committee meeting on 8 December 2021.

s48(1)(a)

The public conduct of the part of the meeting would be likely to result in the disclosure of information for which good reason for withholding exists under section 7.

 



[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 s6(f)

[4] Resource Management Act 1991 s7(c) and (f)

[5] Resource Management Act 1991, section 8.

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

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

[8] Stats NZ (2020). 2018 Census data – Auckland region. Retrieved from https://www.stats.govt.nz/tools/2018-census-place-summaries/auckland-region

[9] Stats NZ (2020). 2018 Census household crowding. Retrieved from https://www.stats.govt.nz/

[10] Allpress, J. and Reid, A. (2021). Quality of Life survey 2020: results for Auckland. Auckland Council technical report, TR2021/16