Devonport-Takapuna Local Board

 

OPEN MINUTES

 

 

 

Minutes of a meeting of the Devonport-Takapuna Local Board. This meeting will proceed via Skype for Business. Either a recording or written summary will be uploaded on the Auckland Council website on Tuesday, 2 November 2021 at 2.00pm.

 

present

 

Chairperson

Ruth Jackson

 

Deputy Chairperson

Jan O'Connor, QSM

 

Members

Aidan Bennett, QSM

 

 

Trish Deans

 

 

Toni van Tonder

 

 

George Wood, CNZM

 

 

 

 


Devonport-Takapuna Local Board

02 November 2021

 

 

 

1          Welcome

 

            The meeting was opened with a karakia

 

Whakataka te hau ki te uru

Whakataka te hau ki te tonga

Kia mākinakina ki uta

Kia mātaratara ki tai

E hī ake ana te atakura

He tio

He huka

He hau hū

Tīhei mauri ora!

 

Cease o winds from the west

Cease o winds from the south

Bring calm breezes over the land

Bring calm breezes over the sea

And let the red-tipped dawn come

With a touch of frost

A sharpened air

And promise of a glorious day

 

 

 

2          Apologies

 

There were no apologies.

 

 

3          Declaration of Interest

 

There were no declarations of interest.

 

4          Confirmation of Minutes

 

Resolution number DT/2021/164

MOVED by Chairperson R Jackson, seconded by Member T van Tonder:  

That the Devonport-Takapuna Local Board:

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

 

CARRIED

 

5          Leave of Absence

 

There were no leaves of absence.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

6          Acknowledgements

 

6.1

Acknowledgement - Captain John Westphall

 

 A document was tabled for this item. A copy has been placed on the official minutes and is available on the Auckland Council website as a minutes attachment.

 

Resolution number DT/2021/165

MOVED by Chairperson R Jackson, seconded by Member T Deans:  

That the Devonport-Takapuna Local Board:

a)     acknowledge the recent passing of Captain John Westphall, and express its sincere condolences to the Westphall family.

CARRIED

 

Attachments

a     2 November 2021 - Devonport Takapuna Local Board Business Meeting - Item 6.1 - Acknowledgement - Captain John Westphall

 

 

 

6.2

Acknowledgement - Dame Catherine Tizard

 

 A document was tabled for this item. A copy has been placed on the official minutes and is available on the Auckland Council website as a minutes attachment.

 

Resolution number DT/2021/166

MOVED by Chairperson R Jackson, seconded by Member T van Tonder:  

That the Devonport-Takapuna Local Board:

a)     acknowledge the recent passing of Dame Catherine Tizard, and express    

        its sincere condolences to the Tizard family.

 

CARRIED

 

Attachments

a     2 November 2021 - Devonport Takapuna Local Board Business Meeting Item 6.2 - Acknowledgement - Dame Catherine Tizard

 

 

7          Petitions

 

There were no petitions.

 

8          Deputations

 

There were no deputations.

 

 

 

 

Secretarial note:    Member Jan O’Connor joined the meeting at 2.26pm

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

9          Public Forum

 

9.1

Jodi Letica -  Bayswater Marina Development resource consent

 

Jodi Letica was in attendance to speak to the local board regarding the proposed resource consent for the Bayswater Marina development.  Jodi spoke to both her personal views and the views of the Bayswater Community Committee as part of her presentation.

 

A document was tabled for this item. A copy has been placed on the official minutes and is available on the Auckland Council website as a minutes attachment.

 

 

Resolution number DT/2021/167

MOVED by Chairperson R Jackson, seconded by Member A Bennett:  

That the Devonport-Takapuna Local Board:

a)            receive the presentation from Jodi Letica and thank her for her attendance.

CARRIED

 

Attachments

a     2 November 2021 - Devonport Takapuna Local Board Business Meeting - Item 9.1 - Jodi Letica - Bayswater Marina Development resource consent

b     2 November 2021 - Devonport Takapuna Local Board Business Meeting - Item 9.1 - Bayswater Community Committee - Bayswater Marina Development resource consent

 


 

 

10        Extraordinary Business

 

10.1

Extraordinary Business - Resource Management (Enabling Housing Supply) Amendment Bill

 

Resolution number DT/2021/168

MOVED by Chairperson R Jackson, seconded by Member G Wood:  

That the Devonport-Takapuna Local Board:

a)    consider an extraordinary item regarding local board input towards the Auckland Council’s submission on the Resource Management (Enabling Housing Supply and Other Matters) Amendment Bill at item 12.1 of this agenda:

 

i)          the reason the matter was not on the agenda is that the matter came to light after the close of the agenda; and

ii)         the reason for urgency is that feedback was initially required by 5 November 2021, which is before the 16 November 2021 Devonport-Takapuna Local Board business meeting.

 

CARRIED

 


 

 

11

Local board feedback on the resource consent for Bayswater Marina, 21 Sir Peter Blake Parade, Bayswater

 

A document was tabled for this item. A copy has been placed on the official minutes and is available on the Auckland Council website as a minutes attachment.

 

MOVED by Member T Deans, seconded by Chairperson R Jackson:  

 That the Devonport-Takapuna Local Board:

a)      provide the feedback appended to these minutes as Attachment A regarding the proposed resource consent for the Bayswater Marina, 21 Sir Peter Blake Parade, Bayswater.

b)      appoint the Chairperson Ruth Jackson and members Trish Deans and Toni van Tonder to speak at the hearing for the Bayswater Marina resource consent, should one be organised.

 

Member T van Tonder moved an amendment by addition as follows:

 

MOVED by Member T van Tonder, seconded by Member A Bennett:

c)      note that the local board supports the high level vision of the Bayswater Marina Development, recognising that the proposition to create a highly desirable transit-oriented residential development with improved walkways, coastal access, open space, improved landscaping and a future-proofed public transport and marina provision will set Bayswater apart as a world class marina, residential and lifestyle precinct on the North Shore, and that this will have additional benefits to the local community as well as to local economies through increased visitation to the area.

A division was called for, voting on which was as follows:

For

Member A Bennett

Member T van Tonder

Against

Member T Deans

Chairperson R Jackson

Deputy Chairperson J O'Connor

Member G Wood

Abstained

 

The motion was declared lost by 2 votes to 4.

 

The substantive motion was declared.

 

Resolution number DT/2021/169

MOVED by Member T Deans, seconded by Chairperson R Jackson:    

 That the Devonport-Takapuna Local Board:

a)      provide the feedback appended to these minutes as Attachment A regarding the proposed resource consent for the Bayswater Marina, 21 Sir Peter Blake Parade, Bayswater.

b)      appoint the Chairperson Ruth Jackson and members Trish Deans and Toni van Tonder to speak at the hearing for the Bayswater Marina resource consent, should one be organised.

c)      opposes Auckland Council signing the proposed covenant titled Instrument Creating Esplanade Strip on Attachment 11 Appendix 6 clause 3.1.4 (a) (i) (aa) and (bb).

CARRIED

 

Attachments

a     2 November 2021 - Devonport Takapuna Local Board Business Meeting - Item 11 - Local board feedback on the resource consent for Bayswater Marina, 21 Sir Peter Blake Parade, Bayswater

 

12        Consideration of Extraordinary Items

 

12.1

Extraordinary Business - Resource Management (Enabling Housing Supply) Amendment Bill

 

A brief report and attachments have been tabled for the boards feedback. A copy has been placed on the official minutes and is availbable on the Auckland Council website as a minutes attachments.

 

Resolution number DT/2021/170

MOVED by Chairperson R Jackson, seconded by Member T Deans:  

That the Devonport-Takapuna Local Board:

a)         note that on 19 October 2021 the Government announced the Resource Management (Enabling Housing Supply and Other Matters) Amendment Bill (‘the Bill’), which contained two main proposals that seeks to:

i)          support councils to implement intensification policies in the National Policy Statement – Urban Development (‘NPS-UD’); and

ii)         require Tier 1 councils to apply medium density residential standards from August 2022, which allows people to develop up to three homes of up to three storeys on most sites without needing resource consent (although some exemptions may apply based on qualifying matters set out in the NPS-UD).

b)        note that the Auckland Unitary Plan already adequately supports public and private sector development and housing supply across Auckland and enables opportunities for different housing typologies and allows for increasing that housing supply over the existing Terraced Housing and Apartment Building (THAB), Mixed Housing Urban (MHU), and Mixed Housing Suburban (MHS) zones.

c)         challenge the need for the proposed Bill.

d)        express strong concern that this Bill overrides the right of local government in determining planning rules appropriate to their council area, and undermines the very role of local government in that the Bill seeks to effectively remove the zonings provided in the AUP, which were the result of years of planning work, consultation, and hearings.

e)         note that under the current rules in the Auckland’s Unitary Plan there are instances where consented yield-led development has produced an environment of bad planning and design outcomes versus that of a design-led development, meaning it is foreseeable that we will have greater negative cumulative effects if we start enabling density without consents as proposed under the Bill.

f)          express deep concern that the Bill focuses solely on quantity; and remains silent on quality, and believe that this is an oversight which must be rectified.

g)        note that the proposed Bill will require medium density residential standards from August 2022, and that some exemptions may apply based on qualifying matters.

 

 

 

h)        strongly recommends that Auckland Council focus efforts and resources urgently to identify special character areas as a qualifying matter in the NPS-UD, to ensure these are in place if the Bill is passed and medium -density residential standards are required to be applied by Tier 1 councils from August 2022.

i)          recommends that the Planning Committee urgently requests Government to pause and engage with Auckland Council before making any further decisions in recognition of the significant impact this Bill will have on our communities and the amenity of Auckland.

j)          express deep concern that the Medium Density Residential Standards (‘MDRS’) in the Bill will result in the widespread degradation of the character of suburbs and communities across Auckland. The removal of the requirement for developers to attain a resource consent will enable the construction of large, poorly designed townhouses up to 3 storeys and 12 metres high, and just 1 metre from the boundary. This will have a significant effect across the whole city. In particular, the board expresses concern about the degradation Auckland’s remaining Single House Zones, and of special character and heritage areas including Devonport.

k)         support statements by Auckland Mayor Phil Goff that the existing Auckland Unitary Plan ( ‘AUP’ ) already provides ample capacity for growth, and that the impediment to housing growth in Auckland is not the Unitary Plan but ability to provide the underlying infrastructure to support growth at greater levels than already provided by AUP.

l)          express concern that the proposed Medium Density Residential Standards ( ‘MDRS’ ) will enable widespread intensification in areas that are not suitable for new growth due to their distance from jobs, services, and quality rapid or frequent transit. Intensification needs to be measured, rather than permitted in an ad hoc, haphazard manner, with little or no council oversight.

m)       express concern that the removal of minimum carparking requirements in Policy 11 of the NPS-UD when coupled with the MDRS will result in an increase in vehicles parking in road corridors. The unintended  consequence of this will be a reduction in road user safety, an increase in carparking demand in residential streets, and diminished neighborhood appeal and amenity.

n)         express its support for the resolution passed by the Orakei Local Board at its October 2021 business meeting (resolution number OR/2021/174) and its forthcoming presentation of that to the Auckland Council Planning Committee.

o)        request that the Chairperson Ruth Jackson write to North Shore MP Simon Watts, expressing concern for his party’s support of the Bill, outline the board’s position, and seek his advocacy.

 

 

 

 

 

 

p)        request that a copy of this resolution be sent to Northcote MP Shanan Halbert, the Minister for Housing, all councilors of Auckland Council, and all local board members of Auckland Council.

CARRIED

 

Attachments

a     2 November 2021 - Devonport Takapuna Local Board - Item 12 - MEMO - Resource Management Enabling Housing Supply Amendment Bill

b     2 November 2021 - Devonport Takapuna Local Board Business Meeting - Item 12 - NPSUD local boards OctNov2021 DTLB updated

c    2 November 2021 - Devonport Takapuna Local Board Business Meeting - Item 12 - Meeting Resource Management (Enabling Housing) Covering report

 

 

 

 

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

 

CONFIRMED AS A TRUE AND CORRECT RECORD AT A MEETING OF THE Devonport-Takapuna Local Board HELD ON

 

 

 

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