I hereby give notice that an ordinary meeting of the Auckland City Centre Advisory Board will be held on:

Date:

Time:

Meeting Room:

Venue:

 

Monday, 29 November 2021

2:00pm

This meeting will be held remotely and a recording of the meeting will be available on the Auckland Council website

Ngā Hui a te Poari Kaitohutohu mō te Pokapū o Te Tāone Nui o Tāmaki Makaurau /

Auckland City Centre Advisory Board

OPEN AGENDA

MEMBERSHIP

 

Chairperson

Mr Andrew Gaukrodger

Corporate sector

Deputy Chairperson

Mr James Mooney

Urban design/institute of architects

Members

Ms Viv Beck

Business Improvement District

 

Ms Noelene Buckland

City Centre Residents Group

 

Cr Pippa Coom

Waitematā and Gulf Ward Councillor, Auckland Council

 

Mr George Crawford

Property Council of NZ

 

Cr Chris Darby

Auckland Council (Mayor’s alternate)

 

Mayor Hon Phil Goff, CNZM, JP

Auckland Council

 

Mr Matt Harray

Retail sector

 

Mr Jamey Holloway

Business Improvement District

 

Mr Mark Kingsford

Corporate sector

 

Ms Amy Malcolm

Tertiary sector (University of Auckland)

 

Mr Nigel Murphy

Tertiary sector (Auckland University of Technology)

 

Mr Richard Northey

Waitematā Local Board, Auckland Council

 

Mr Antony Phillips

City Centre Residents Group

 

Ms Anahera Rawiri

Ngāti Whātua Ōrākei

 

Mr Patrick Reynolds

Transport representative

 

 

(Quorum 8 members)

 

 

Mike Giddey

Kaitohutohu Mana Whakahaere / Governance Advisor

24 November 2021

Contact Telephone: +64 9 890 8143

Email: mike.giddey@aucklandcouncil.govt.nz

Website: www.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz

 

 


Terms of Reference

 

(Excerpt –full terms of reference available as a separate document)

 

1.       These terms of reference set out the roles, responsibilities and working arrangements for the Auckland City Centre Advisory Board.

2.       The board is a key advisory body, with no decision-making or autonomous budgetary authority.

3.       The board will assist the Auckland Council, specifically the Governing Body and the Waitematā Local Board and Auckland Council Controlled Organisations to oversee and be a key advisor to the Auckland Council on achieving the vision and strategic outcomes of the Auckland Plan, the City Centre Masterplan, the expenditure of the city centre targeted rate and city centre issues.

 

Membership:

Includes one councillor and one local board member.

 

The board should include members who can provide expert advice on many areas including transport, landscape, environment and youth sectors. The membership includes a position for Mana Whenua. Representatives from CCOs may be board members without voting rights. The number of the board members should be between 16 and 21 at any time.

 

The new panel’s term should end one month prior to the next local government elections in 2019. The membership of the panel may be rolled over for more than one electoral term of three years.

 


Auckland City Centre Advisory Board

29 November 2021

 

 

ITEM   TABLE OF CONTENTS                                                                                         PAGE

1          Apologies                                                                                                                        5

2          Declaration of Interest                                                                                                   5

3          Confirmation of Minutes                                                                                               5

4          Extraordinary Business                                                                                                5

5          City centre revitalisation and regeneration                                                                7

6          Update on the 2021 review of the Auckland City Centre Advisory Board            11

7          Summary of the board’s insights                                                                              17

8          Consideration of Extraordinary Items

 


1          Apologies

 

An apology from Mayor P Goff has been received.

 

 

2          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.

 

 

3          Confirmation of Minutes

 

That the Auckland City Centre Advisory Board:

a)         confirm the ordinary minutes of its meeting, held on Monday, 27 September 2021, as a true and correct record.

 

 

4          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.”

 

 


Auckland City Centre Advisory Board

29 November 2021

 

 

City centre revitalisation and regeneration

File No.: CP2021/18105

 

  

 

Te take mō te pūrongo

Purpose of the report

1.       To inform the Auckland City Centre Advisory Board on the Auckland Council group programmes to support the city centre to recover from COVID-19 lockdowns and continue to thrive in the future.

Whakarāpopototanga matua

Executive summary

2.       The city centre has been significantly impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic resulting in a significant reduction in retail spend and visitors. The pandemic as well as other changes will have a lasting impact on the way people choose to live, visit and do business.

3.       The Auckland Council group recognise that a strong and economically successful city centre is vital for the success of the wider region. It is now time to consider how the city centre can be best positioned and equipped to adapt to future needs.

4.       In the immediate future (over the next 6 to 12 months), the council group will be delivering a programme to support a vibrant, inviting and safe city centre. Initiatives are evolving constantly as needs and opportunities are identified.

5.       For the longer term, staff will also be leading an investigation to look at the future of the city centre through holistic future focused lens.  This is to ensure that the implementation of the City Centre Masterplan vision is responsive to the wider challenges and opportunities.

6.       This report will provide an overview of the council group programmes to help the city centre to recover from the impact of the pandemic, as well as continuing to thrive in the future.

 

Ngā tūtohunga

Recommendation/s

That the Auckland City Centre Advisory Board:

a)      receive the update on the Auckland Council group programmes to support the city centre to recover from COVID-19 lockdowns and continue to thrive in the future.

 

Horopaki

Context

7.       Auckland city centre plays a critical role in the success of both Auckland and New Zealand, as an international centre for business, learning, innovation, entertainment, culture and urban living.

8.       The city centre has been significantly impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic and there has been a pronounced reduction in retail spend and visitors to the city centre.

9.       There are also changes being signalled that will have significant impacts on the city centre such as the National Policy Statement on Urban Development and proposed light rail. Climate Change will also affect the city centre.


 

10.     The impacts of COVID-19 have been felt around the world, with potentially long-lasting changes to the way people choose to live, visit and do business in the economic heart of Tāmaki Makaurau. This has accelerated new thinking about how to create resilient and sustainable cities of the future.

11.     We are now considering how the city centre can best be positioned and equipped to adapt to future needs. To do this, we need our people – he tangata – to be part of the discussions in shaping our conversations and planning in key areas such as sustainability, climate resilience, public transport, Māori outcomes, residential growth and economic development.

12.     The Auckland Council group recognise that a strong and economically successful city centre is vital for the success of the wider region.

13.     This report will provide an overview of the council group programmes to help the city centre to recover from the impact of the pandemic, as well as continuing to thrive in the future.

Tātaritanga me ngā tohutohu

Analysis and advice

Revitalisation - supporting the recovery of the city centre

14.     Once Auckland moves into the COVID-19 Protection Framework, leading up to Christmas and over the summer period the council group will be delivering a programme of work targeted to attract Aucklanders back to the city centre.

15.     The joined-up programme coordinated by Auckland Unlimited will include:

·        promoting the city centre

·        supporting businesses

·        activation and programming

·        access to the city centre

·        addressing perceptions of safety.

16.     At the 29 November 2021 meeting, staff will give an overview of planned initiatives which will combine to support a vibrant, inviting and safe city centre. These initiatives will focus on the short term (six to 12 months) and will evolve progressively as needs and opportunities are identified

Regeneration - a city of changing needs

17.     In addition to the changes accelerated by the COVID-19 pandemic, there are changes that society will face over the next 20 - 100 years that we need to start thinking about now, for example, climate change.

18.     Staff will be leading an investigation with academics and industry leads as a starting point to look at the future of the city centre through a holistic futurist lens. This work will gain an understanding of the city centre’s historic patterns and analyse its relationship to our future. 

19.     The investigations will focus on five themes - Environment, Culture and Identity, Mobility, Place and Economic Development. This is a similar process to earlier ones used for Waterfront Planning and internationally in places like Washington DC. 

20.     Staff have heard from the board that planning for the future in a joined up way is an important consideration in city centre planning, and this is just one strand of work contributing to that planning.

21.     This work sits alongside all other aspects of the city centre plans, frameworks and strategies as a complimentary piece of work and will not replace any agreed strategic direction.


 

Tauākī whakaaweawe āhuarangi

Climate impact statement

22.     The impacts of climate change are key factors in future planning for the city centre. Conversations and planning in key areas such as sustainability, climate resilience and public transport for the city centre are underway to align with the Te Tāruke-ā-Tāwhiri: Auckland’s Climate Plan.

Ngā whakaaweawe me ngā tirohanga a te rōpū Kaunihera

Council group impacts and views

23.     The Development Programme Office are working closely with Auckland Unlimited, Auckland Transport and Eke Panuku to develop a resilient city centre programme to recover from the impact of the pandemic, as well as continuing to thrive in the future.

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

Local impacts and local board views

24.     Driven by the city centre, the Waitematā area is the primary hub of employment, commerce, arts and entertainment in Auckland.

25.     Planning for the future will also contribute to achieve the Waitematā Local Board Plan 2020 focusing on all six outcomes to make Waitematā a better community for all.

26.     The Waitematā Local Board regularly receives updates from the Development Programme Office and will be updated on progress on this planning.

27.     This is an information only report and does not have any direct impacts on the Waitematā Local Board.

Tauākī whakaaweawe Māori

Māori impact statement

28.     This is an information only report and does not have any specific Māori outcomes.

29.     However, staff will plan a hui with Mana Whenua at the appropriate time as part of the council’s think tanks conversations.

Ngā ritenga ā-pūtea

Financial implications

30.     There are no direct financial impacts for this report.

31.     The proposed programmes are funded within existing approved budgets

Ngā raru tūpono me ngā whakamaurutanga

Risks and mitigations

32.     The unpredictability of the lockdown has the potential to delay or change the benefits of the programme. Staff will continue to monitor and adapt the programme.

Ngā koringa ā-muri

Next steps

33.     Staff will continue to engage with the board in early 2022.

 


 

 

 

Ngā tāpirihanga

Attachments

There are no attachments for this report.     

Ngā kaihaina

Signatories

Author

Jenny Larking – Head of City Centre Programmes

Authoriser

John Dunshea - General Manager Development Programmes Office

 


Auckland City Centre Advisory Board

29 November 2021

 

 

Update on the 2021 review of the Auckland City Centre Advisory Board

File No.: CP2021/18096

 

  

 

Te take mō te pūrongo

Purpose of the report

1.       To provide an update on the Auckland City Centre Advisory Board review.

Whakarāpopototanga matua

Executive summary

2.       At its September 2021 meeting, the Auckland City Centre Advisory Board was informed of the review to inform the incoming Mayor following the 2022 local government elections.

3.       Auckland Council’s Research and Evaluation Unit (RIMU) is leading the review. A copy of the update is provided in Attachment A.

 

Ngā tūtohunga

Recommendation/s

That the Auckland City Centre Advisory Board:

a)      note the update.

 

Ngā tāpirihanga

Attachments

No.

Title

Page

a

ACCAB review update

13

     

Ngā kaihaina

Signatories

Author

Kathryn Ovenden – Senior Social Researcher

Authoriser

John Dunshea - General Manager Development Programmes Office

 


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Summary of the board’s insights

File No.: CP2021/18112

 

  

 

Te take mō te pūrongo

Purpose of the report

1.       To provide the Auckland City Centre Advisory Board with the summary of feedback received from its workshops for information.

Whakarāpopototanga matua

Executive summary

Insights from the 27 September 2021 workshop discussion about the impacts of COVID-19

2.       At its meeting on 27 September 2021, the Auckland City Centre Advisory Board provided insights and discussed opportunities to support the recovery of the city centre. Staff were seeking insights in relation to:

•        impacts of the most recent lockdown and ongoing covid impacts for various sectors

•        how the various sectors are responding to the challenges

•        how council might use its levers to support sector-led initiatives.

3.       The members shared insights to inform decisions by staff about how best to allocate the $500,000 of discretionary funding available in 2021/2022. Having considered the wider work programme alongside insights from ACCAB and the Waitematā Local Board, staff have so far allocated:

·           $80,000 in additional destination marketing funding for Heart of the City, bringing the total for 2021/2022 to $650,000 (to match funding allocated in 2020/2021)

·           $100,000 to support initiatives to improve perceptions of safety in the city centre, led by council's Connected Communities department.

4.       Staff are currently exploring opportunities for the remaining funds including research to inform initiatives to support city centre residents through construction disruption, and work to support the revitalisation of the city centre post lockdown. Further updates will be provided in the next newsletter.

Insights from the 1 November 2021 workshop about midtown

5.       At the Auckland City Centre Advisory Board workshop on 1 November 2021, staff provided a holistic view of the midtown precinct encompassing all of the individual projects and sought feedback on the precinct based on public realm, movement network, construction sequencing and supporting Aucklanders through change. Staff were seeking insights in relation to the following questions:

•        Are there gaps and opportunities that have not yet been captured by individual projects?

•        What are the key issues and pain points during construction?

•        What are the opportunities to encourage behaviour change leading up to completion.

6.       The insights captured from the workshops are provided in Attachments A and B.

7.       The powerpoint presentations at the 1 November workshop is provided in Attachment C.

8.       Feedback from member Viv Beck is provided in Attachment D.


 

 

Ngā tūtohunga

Recommendation/s

That the Auckland City Centre Advisory Board:

a)      note the summary information report.

 

Ngā tāpirihanga

Attachments

No.

Title

Page

a

ACCAB Insights_COVID-19_Attachment A

19

b

ACCAB Insights_Midtown Programme_Attachment B

21

c

ACCAB presentation_Midtown_Attachment C

23

d

Midtown Feedback_Viv Beck 23 November 2021

59

     

Ngā kaihaina

Signatories

Author

Tam White - Senior Governance and Relationship Advisor

Authoriser

John Dunshea - General Manager Development Programmes Office

 


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