Kaipātiki Local Board

 

OPEN MINUTES

 

 

 

Minutes of a meeting of the Kaipātiki Local Board held virtually via Skype for Business on Wednesday, 17 November 2021 at 10.12am. Either a recording or written summary will be uploaded on the Auckland Council website.

 

present

 

Chairperson

John Gillon

 

Deputy Chairperson

Danielle Grant, JP

 

Members

Paula Gillon

 

 

Ann Hartley

 

 

Melanie Kenrick

 

 

Cindy Schmidt

 

 

Andrew Shaw

 

 

Adrian Tyler

 

 


Kaipātiki Local Board

17 November 2021

 

 

 

1          Welcome Karakia

 

Chairperson John Gillon opened the meeting followed by Member Adrian Tyler leading the meeting with a karakia.

 

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2          Apologies

 

There were no apologies.

 

3          Declaration of Interest

 

There were no declarations of interest.

 

4          Confirmation of Minutes

 

Resolution number KT/2021/193

MOVED by Member A Hartley, seconded by Member M Kenrick:  

That the Kaipātiki Local Board:

a)          confirm the ordinary minutes of its meeting, held on Wednesday, 20 October 2021, as true and correct.

CARRIED

 

5          Leave of Absence

 

There were no leaves of absence.

 

6          Acknowledgements

 

6.1

Dame Catherine Tizard

 

Dame Catherine Anne Tizard, ONZ, GCMG, GCVO, DBE, QSO, DStJ, served as New Zealand’s 16th Governor-General and first female Governor-General from 1990 to 1996. Before her appointment as Governor-General, she served as an Auckland City Councillor for 12 years from 1971. She was the first woman elected as Mayor of Auckland, a role she held from 1983 to 1990.  

 

 

Resolution number KT/2021/194

MOVED by Member A Hartley, seconded by Member C Schmidt:  

That the Kaipātiki Local Board:

a)          acknowledge the recent passing of Dame Catherine Tizard, and express its sincere condolences to the Tizard family.

CARRIED

 

6.2

Jenny Kirk

 

Jennifer Norah Kirk, MNZM, was a New Zealand politician of the Labour Party. She was a delegate on the Glenfield Labour electorate committee from 1983 to 1985 and became the founding Chairperson of the Birkenhead-Northcote branch of the Labour Party in 1986. From 1985 to 1986 she was an electorate secretary for Judy Keall the Member of Parliament for Glenfield. She represented the Birkenhead electorate from the 1987 election and at the 1995 local-body elections she was elected as a member of the North Shore City Council for the Birkenhead ward. Re-elected three years later, she served on the council until 2001.

 

 

Resolution number KT/2021/195

MOVED by Member A Hartley, seconded by Member P Gillon:  

That the Kaipātiki Local Board:

a)          acknowledge the recent passing of Jenny Kirk, and express its sincere condolences to the Kirk family.

CARRIED

 

 

7          Petitions

 

There were no petitions.

 

8          Deputations

 

8.1

Extension of liquor ban for Birkenhead Town Centre

 

Kae Condon, Manager Birkenhead Town Centre, Sergeant Dave Murden, Glenfield Police, and Jude Turner, Chairperson of Birkenhead Town Centre and owner of Cravehome, were in attendance via Skype for Business to address the board on this item.

 

 

Resolution number KT/2021/196

MOVED by Member A Tyler, seconded by Member M Kenrick:  

That the Kaipātiki Local Board:

a)          receive the deputation.

b)         thank Kae Condon, Sergeant Dave Murden and Jude Turner for their attendance and presentation.

CARRIED

 

9          Public Forum

 

9.1

Liquor ban for extension for Birkenhead Town Centre - Liz Lees

 

Resolution number KT/2021/197

MOVED by Chairperson J Gillon, seconded by Member A Tyler:  

That the Kaipātiki Local Board:

a)          receive the public forum item.

b)         thank Liz Lees, Chairperson of Northcote Tigers Rugby League Club for her attendance and presentation.

CARRIED

 

10        Extraordinary Business

 

There was no extraordinary business.

 

11

Request for alcohol ban extension at Birkenhead Town Centre

 

A document titled ‘Liquor ban extension evidence’ and ‘Map of the proposed 24/7 liquor ban outlined in blue’ was tabled. A copy of the tabled documents has been placed on the official minutes and is available on the Auckland Council website as a minutes attachment.

 

 

Resolution number KT/2021/198

MOVED by Member A Tyler, seconded by Chairperson J Gillon:  

That the Kaipātiki Local Board:

a)          approve the request to extend the existing Birkenhead Town Centre night-time alcohol ban (10pm to 7am during daylight saving; 7pm to 7am outside of daylight saving) to 24 hours, seven days a week, within the town centre (existing area south and south east of Highbury Bypass), Zion Hill Reserve, Highbury Bypass, Mahara Ave, John Court Street, and the Mahara Ave carpark, skatepark, pool area, high ropes area, leisure centre buildings, and BMX Pump Track area of Birkenhead War Memorial Park, as per the tabled map outlined in blue. 

b)         note for clarity that the liquor ban applying to the Birkenhead War Memorial Park sports fields is to remain as 10pm to 7am during daylight saving, and 7pm to 7am outside of daylight saving. 

c)          approve a geographic extension of the Birkenhead Town Centre 24 hours, seven days a week liquor ban area to include Kaimatara o Wai Manawa, Nell Fisher Reserve, Enterprise Street, Trader Street, 213 – 269 Hinemoa Street, Birkenhead Primary School carpark, and 2 - 20 Colonial Road, as per the tabled map outlined in blue.

d)         note the following evidence to support the time extension and geographic extension to the Birkenhead Town Centre alcohol ban in clause a) and c) above:

i)           deputation from Sergeant Dave Murden of the Police, Jude Turner, Kae Condon of the Birkenhead Town Centre Association, and public forum item from Liz Lees in support of a liquor ban extension.

ii)         tabled evidence of alcohol-related issues.

e)          is satisfied that there have been ongoing and regular incidences (both documented and anecdotal) of disorder throughout the Birkenhead Town Centre, which in the board’s view justifies the extension of the existing night-time alcohol ban to 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

f)           is satisfied that there is sufficient evidence that the Birkenhead Town Centre has, over many years, experienced a high level of crime or disorder that in the board’s view can be shown to have been caused or made worse by alcohol consumption within the Town Centre, which is required to enable the establishment of an alcohol ban under section 147B of the Local Government Act 2002 and section 7 of the Auckland Council Alcohol Control Bylaw 2014.

g)         allocate up to $1500 from the boards locally driven initiatives (LDI) ‘local community grants’ operational budget line for installation for new and replacement signage to implement the decision in clause a) and c) above.

h)         note that the New Zealand Police have powers to address crime or disorderly conduct under the Summary Offences Act 1981 and Crimes Act 1961, whether or not alcohol is involved.

CARRIED

 

Attachments

a     17 November 2021 - Kaipātiki Local Board Business Meeting - Liquor ban extension evidence

b     17 November 2021 - Kaipātiki Local Board Business Meeting - Map of the proposed 24/7 liquor ban outlined in blue

 

 

12

Allocation of Local Board Transport Capital Fund

 

Marilyn Nicholls, Elected Member Relationship Partner North, Auckland

Transport and Matthew Ah Mu Programme Support Manager - Local Boards, Auckland

Transport, were in attendance via Skype for Business to address the board on this item.

 

 

Resolution number KT/2021/199

MOVED by Chairperson J Gillon, seconded by Member P Gillon:  

That the Kaipātiki Local Board:

a)          note the local board has $2,095,366 remaining in the 2019-2023 Transport Capital Fund to be allocated.

b)         allocate funding to the following projects:

Project Number

Project Name

Allocation

Comment

KLB2021-01

Birkenhead War Memorial Park Walking/Cycling Track

$609,000

 

KLB2021-02

Birkdale Rd Pedestrian Safety

$152,000

 

KLB2021-03

Highbury Globe Lights

$50,000

Subject to further information.

KLB2021-04

Pavers in Birkenhead Ave, Highbury (areas 1-3)

$368,560

 

 

Areas 1-3 only, subject to further information.

KLB2021-08

Paragon/Beach Haven Rd Intersection

$2,000

Extending broken yellow lines on Beach Haven Road, west of the intersection to enahnce visibility for vehiels exiting Paragon Avenue.

KLB2021-10

Street-to-street walkway signage

$60,000

Completing walkway signage in the local board area, including Northcote, Birkenhead and Beach Haven.

KLB2021-12

Jean Sampson Reserve vehicle crossing

$21,000

 

KLB2021-14

Beach Haven Road Pedestrian Crossing

$260,000

New crossing to be located between Paragon Avenue and John Bracken Way, to support the Kainga Ora development at 187-197 Beach Haven Road, and Beach Haven Primary School.

KLB2021-15

Onewa Road Shared Path

$50,000

 

KLB2021-17

Cresta Ave Angle Parking

$9,500

 

KLB2021-19

Beach Haven Rd bus shelter 4202

$40,000

 

KLB2021-22

Pupuke Rd/Ocean View Road intersection

$500,000

 

 

Regional Streets for People application

$70,000

Temporary or semi-permanent vehicle speed calming and cycling enhancements on Hinemoa Street between Birkenhead Wharf/Hinemoa Park and the intersection with Maritime Terrace [see KT/2021/185].

Total:

 

$2,192,060.00

 

c)          allocate funding to the following projects for planning and scoping (10% of total), with an expectation to fund these projects with the next allocation of transport capital funding:

Project Number

Project Name

Allocation

Comment

KLB2021-04

Target Road Primary Safer speeds

$26,000

Raised pedestrian crossing on Target Road.

KLB2021-05

Beach Haven Primary - Rangatira Crossing

$26,000

Raised pedestrian crossing on Rangatira Road.

KLB2021-16

Fern Glen Gardens Entrance Improvements

$75,000

As per the highest priority project in the Fernglen Native Plant Gardens Reserve Service Assessment.

KLB2021-21

Verrans Corner Roundabout

$75,000

Verran Road/Waipa Street intersection improvement, such as a roundabout.

Total:

 

$202,000

 

d)         note the allocation of funding to the Regional Streets for People application is an approximation of 10% of total cost of the project, and dependant on a successful application.

e)          note that the allocation to KLB2021-03 Highbury Globe Lights will be revisited when the Auckland Transport assessment is received.

f)           request costs for KLB2021-04 Pavers in Birkenhead Ave Areas 1, 2 and 3 to upgrade the paths to the same surface as the Highbury Mainstreet Upgrade pavers.

g)         request further discussion with the local board on KLB2021-13 for angle parking on Normanton Street without removing trees. This project is required to support Normanton Reserve, especially following the Healthy Waters project to daylight and redevelop the southern end of the park.

h)         request further discussion with the local board on KLB2021-15, formalising a shared path on the northern side of Onewa Road.

i)           request that Kauri Park School is included for consideration in the next tranche of Safer Schools, with a focus on McGlashan Place and Kia Ora Road.

CARRIED

 

Note: Under Standing Order 1.9.7 Member A Shaw and Member C Schmidt requested their votes recorded against KLB2021-08. Member A Shaw also requested for his vote recorded against KLB2021-16 and Member C Schmidt would like her abstention noted against KLB2021-16. 

 

Adjournment of Meeting

Resolution number KT/2021/200

MOVED by Chairperson J Gillon, seconded by Member A Shaw:  

That the Kaipātiki Local Board:

a)          agree to adjourn the meeting until 12.30pm.

CARRIED

 

The meeting was adjourned at 12.01pm.

 

The meeting was reconvened at 12.30pm.


 

 

13

Jessie Tonar Scout Reserve design approval

 

Amir Saadatjoo Senior Project Manager, Eke Panuku Development Auckland, Kate Cumberpatch - Priority Location Director, Eke Panuku Development Auckland, and Carl Hewison - Principal, Healthy Waters, were in attendance via Skype for Business to address the board on this item.

 

 

Resolution number KT/2021/201

MOVED by Chairperson J Gillon, seconded by Deputy Chairperson D Grant:  

That the Kaipātiki Local Board:

a)          approve the concept design for the Jesse Tonar Scout Reserve in Northcote (included as Attachment A to the agenda report).

b)         request that the local board is consulted on the design of any new entrance or wayfinding signage.

c)          note that physical works are expected to commence by the end of 2022, depending on resource consent.

CARRIED

 

 

14

Approval of concept design for Windy Ridge Reserve playground renewal at 2 Windy Ridge Road, Birkenhead

 

Stephanie Barker, Senior Project Manager and Sarah Jones, Manager Area Operations – Devonport-Takapuna and Kaipātiki, were in attendance via Skype for Business to address the board on this item.

 

 

 

Resolution number KT/2021/202

MOVED by Chairperson J Gillon, seconded by Deputy Chairperson D Grant:  

That the Kaipātiki Local Board:

a)          approve the concept design for the playground renewal at Windy Ridge Reserve, as per Attachment A of the agenda report and request staff to progress the project to detailed design and construction.

b)         note that physical works are expected to commence in February 2022, with the playground expected to be open in March 2022.

CARRIED

 

Adjournment of Meeting

Resolution number KT/2021/203

MOVED by Chairperson J Gillon, seconded by Member A Tyler:  

That the Kaipātiki Local Board:

a)          agree to adjourn the meeting for two minutes.

CARRIED

 

Meeting was ajourned at 12.44pm.

 

Meeting was reconvened at 12.47pm.

 

 

 

15

Draft Contributions Policy 2021

 

Sugenthy Thomson, Lead Financial Advisor, was in attendance via Skype for Business to address the board on this item.

 

 

MOVED by Member P Gillon, seconded by Chairperson J Gillon:  

That the Kaipātiki Local Board:

a)          supports the direction of the Contributions Policy 2021 and provides the following feedback on the key consultation topics:

i)           note that council faces immediate demands for public infrastructure, and that even with the proposed changes to the policy, council has a budget-shortfall to deliver on all the investment needed in many of the investment priority areas in the next ten years.

ii)          support the proposal to update the policy for capital projects in the 10-year budget, and request that the policy is reviewed regularly.

iii)         support the proposal to update the policy in stages to include capital expenditure beyond 10-years, to reduce future service level shortfalls and funding challenges. We do not offer an opinion on whether Drury should be the first area included.

iv)         support the proposal to update the policy to require the payment of residential and non-residential development contributions at the granting of building consent, as was the practice prior to 2019. Earlier payment means:

A)         less interest costs to be recovered, reducing the weighted average contribution,

B)         earlier investment in required public infrastructure,

C)         higher guarantee of payment being received.

v)          support the proposal to use grants to assist with the costs of development on Maori land, rather than a remit of development contributions, and support this being investigated as part of the Cultural Initiatives Fund review.

vi)         request the Governing Body include in the 2021 policy an amendment to section 4.21 of the 2019 policy, to allow for development contributions to be payable by way of land and/or cash at the discretion of council (depending on the quality and location of the land), as was previous practice. Allowing the option for contributions to be paid in full or in part using land will help to ease the up-front financial burden on developers, as well as help council to provide for certain infrastructure in the immediate vicinity of the development, such as providing pocket parks, stormwater rain gardens, street-to-street walkways/shared pathways, roadway infrastructure, etc. We support the option of paying a contribution using land to be entirely at the discretion of council, to ensure the suggested land is suitable for providing public infrastructure.

 

Deputy Chairperson D Grant proposed the following amendment by way of replacement.

MOVED by Deputy Chairperson D Grant, seconded by Member M Kenrick:  

That the Kaipātiki Local Board:

a)          acknowledges that due to a State of Local Emergency that have resulted in Covid19 lock-downs, that the Auckland Council has suffered a significant significant losses of revenue from a reduction in fees & charges, parking and public transport and the need to generate additional revenue to cover these losses.

b)          note that the purpose of the Auckland Council Contributions Policy 2019 is:

to recover from those persons undertaking development a fair, equitable, and proportionate portion of the total cost of capital expenditure necessary to service growth over the long term.

c)          The purpose of this policy is to: 

i)        provide predictability and certainty to stakeholders in how infrastructure for growth, including major transformational infrastructure, is to be funded and to provide transparency of what is to be funded and what has been delivered 

ii)       provide for those involved in development to make fair payments to the council to reflect the expected demand their developments will have on council infrastructure and the expected benefits residents and businesses occupying these developments will derive from council infrastructure 

iii)      set contribution charges at levels that help achieve the scale, type, quality and location of development that the Auckland Plan vision aspires to.  

d)          The contribution charges are derived by dividing the capital expenditure for growth in the 10-year Budget (LTP) 2018-2028 by the estimated number of new residential and non-residential developments.  

e)          That the proposed recommendations to significantly increase development contributions is not in keeping with the purpose and objectives of the Auckland Council Contributions Policy 2019, in particular:

i)        The Contributions Policy's purpose is to fund capital projects and is not developed to fund council's operational revenue streams

ii)       The Contributions Policy's purpose is to be fair and equitable and the proposed changes will make it even more difficult to buy a house in Auckland, and in particular for first time home buyers.  As a consequence of the significant increase in upfront costs, that it will most likely result in:

A)      An increase in house deposit requirements to build a house (as overall percentage or as a "pay as you go"),

B)      increase in the upfront schedule of payments to build a house (increasing the design and consenting costs), and 

C)      additional interest payments required for home buyers to cover the financing of the consent and build period (7-18 months).

f)           That the Kaipatiki Local Board believes that the Contributions Policy is not the right policy instrument to raise additional funds to offset revenue losses, and that it will place an unfair and inequitable burden onto buy a house in Auckland, in particular for first time home buyers who already struggle to get on the property ladder. 

g)          support the proposal to use grants to assist with the costs of development on Maori land, rather than a remit of development contributions, and support this being investigated as part of the Cultural Initiatives Fund review.

h)          That these recommendations are forwarded to the Council's Planning Committee and Revenue & Finance Committee for consideration.

 

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

For

Deputy Chairperson D Grant

Member M Kenrick

Member A Tyler

Against

Chairperson J Gillon

Member P Gillon

Member A Hartley

Member C Schmidt

Member A Shaw

Abstained

 

The motion was declared lost by 3 votes to 5.

 LOST

 

 

Resolution number KT/2021/204

MOVED by Member P Gillon, seconded by Chairperson J Gillon:  

That the Kaipātiki Local Board:

               supports the direction of the Contributions Policy 2021 and provides the following feedback on the key consultation topics:

i)           note that council faces immediate demands for public infrastructure, and that even with the proposed changes to the policy, council has a budget-shortfall to deliver on all the investment needed in many of the investment priority areas in the next ten years.

ii)         support the proposal to update the policy for capital projects in the 10-year budget, and request that the policy is reviewed regularly.

iii)        support the proposal to update the policy in stages to include capital expenditure beyond 10-years, to reduce future service level shortfalls and funding challenges. We do not offer an opinion on whether Drury should be the first area included.

iv)        support the proposal to update the policy to require the payment of residential and non-residential development contributions at the granting of building consent, as was the practice prior to 2019. Earlier payment means:

A)         less interest costs to be recovered, reducing the weighted average contribution,

B)         earlier investment in required public infrastructure,

C)         higher guarantee of payment being received.

v)         support the proposal to use grants to assist with the costs of development on Maori land, rather than a remit of development contributions, and support this being investigated as part of the Cultural Initiatives Fund review.

vi)        request the Governing Body include in the 2021 policy an amendment to section 4.21 of the 2019 policy, to allow for development contributions to be payable by way of land and/or cash at the discretion of council (depending on the quality and location of the land), as was previous practice. Allowing the option for contributions to be paid in full or in part using land will help to ease the up-front financial burden on developers, as well as help council to provide for certain infrastructure in the immediate vicinity of the development, such as providing pocket parks, stormwater rain gardens, street-to-street walkways/shared pathways, roadway infrastructure, etc. We support the option of paying a contribution using land to be entirely at the discretion of council, to ensure the suggested land is suitable for providing public infrastructure.

 

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

For

Chairperson J Gillon

Member P Gillon

Member A Hartley

Member C Schmidt

Member A Shaw

Member A Tyler

Against

Deputy Chairperson D Grant

Member M Kenrick

Abstained

 

The motion was declared carried by 6 votes to 2.

CARRIED

 

 

16

Three Waters Economic Regulation Submission

 

Resolution number KT/2021/205

MOVED by Chairperson J Gillon, seconded by Member A Hartley:  

That the Kaipātiki Local Board:

a)          delegate to Member Cindy Schmidt and Member Melanie Kenrick the responsibility for providing feedback for inclusion in Auckland Council’s submission on the Economic Regulation and Consumer Protection for Three Waters Services in New Zealand discussion paper, noting that:

i)           the deadline for feedback is Monday 6 December 2021.

ii)         the delegation will be exercised in consultation with all local board members.

CARRIED

 

 

17

Submission on a proposed new national waste strategy and associated waste legislation

 

Resolution number KT/2021/206

MOVED by Chairperson J Gillon, seconded by Deputy Chairperson D Grant:  

That the Kaipātiki Local Board:

a)      delegate to Members Adrian Tyler and Paula Gillon the responsibility for providing feedback on the Government’s proposed new waste strategy and proposed changes to waste legislation for inclusion in an Auckland Council submission, noting that:

i)           the deadline for feedback is 5pm Monday 22 November 2021.

ii)         the delegation will be exercised in consultation with all local board members.

CARRIED

 

 

18

Urgent Decision: local board input for inclusion in Auckland Council’s submission on the Resource Management Enabling Housing Supply Amendment Bill

 

Resolution number KT/2021/207

MOVED by Chairperson J Gillon, seconded by Member A Hartley:  

That the Kaipātiki Local Board:

a)          receive the urgent decision made on 9 November 2021 as set out in Attachment A of this agenda report, providing local board feedback on Resource Management Enabling Housing Supply Amendment Bill. 

CARRIED

 

 

19

Kaipātiki Local Board Chairperson's Report

 

No report was provided at this time.

 

 

20

Members' Reports

 

20.1

Member report - Melanie Kenrick

 

Member M Kenrick provided a verbal update on an incident where a large Rimu tree and four Totara trees have been poisoned in Hinemoa Park.

 

 

Resolution number KT/2021/208

MOVED by Member M Kenrick, seconded by Deputy Chairperson D Grant:  

That the Kaipātiki Local Board:

a)          note the verbal update from Member Melanie Kenrick.

CARRIED

 

20.2

Member report - Andrew Shaw

 

Member A Shaw provided a verbal update on an earlier Auckland Transport discussion on street to street walkways and the update to the walkway at Rangatira Road down to Drome View Place. Member A Shaw also spoke about footpaths in town centres and the standards for these.   

 

 

Resolution number KT/2021/209

MOVED by Member A Shaw, seconded by Chairperson J Gillon:  

That the Kaipātiki Local Board:

a)          note the verbal update from Member Andrew Shaw.

CARRIED

 

 

21

Governing Body and Independent Maori Statutory Board Members' Update

 

No updates were provided at this time.

 

22

Governance Forward Work Calendar

 

Resolution number KT/2021/210

MOVED by Member A Tyler, seconded by Member C Schmidt:  

That the Kaipātiki Local Board:

a)          note the Kaipātiki Local Board December 2021 – February 2022 governance forward work calendar and November – December 2021 workshop forward work plan.

CARRIED

 


 

 

23

Workshop Records - Kaipātiki Local Board - October 2021

 

Resolution number KT/2021/211

MOVED by Member A Shaw, seconded by Member A Tyler:  

That the Kaipātiki Local Board:

a)          note the record for the Kaipātiki Local Board workshop held on Wednesday 13 October and Wednesday 27 October 2021.

CARRIED

 

 

24        Consideration of Extraordinary Items

 

There was no consideration of extraordinary items.

 

 

1.27 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 Kaipātiki Local Board HELD ON

 

 

 

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