Waitematā Local Board

 

OPEN MINUTES

 

 

Minutes of a meeting of the Waitematā Local Board held via Skype for Business on Tuesday, 16 November 2021 at 1.00pm. Either a recording or written summary will be uploaded to the Auckland Council website.

 

present

 

Chairperson

Richard Northey, (ONZM)

 

 

Deputy Chairperson

Alexandra Bonham

 

 

Members

Adriana Avendano Christie

From 1.07pm

 

 

Glenda Fryer

 From Item 5

 

Graeme Gunthorp

 

 

 

Kerrin Leoni

 

 

 

Julie Sandilands

 

 

 

 

ALSO PRESENT

 

Ward Councillor

Pippa Coom

 

 

 

 


Waitematā Local Board

16 November 2021

 

 

 

1          Welcome

 

Chairperson Richard Northey opened the meeting with a karakia and welcomed all those present.

 

 

2          Apologies

 

There were no apologies.

 

 

Note:   A roll call was conducted by Chairperson Richard Northey that ascertained the following members were in attendance at the commencement of the meeting:

 

Member

Attendance

Chairperson Richard Northey

Deputy Chairperson Alex Bonham

Member Julie Sandilands

Member Kerrin Leoni 

Member Graeme Gunthorp

Member Adriana Christie Avendano joined the meeting at 1.07pm

 

 

 

 

3          Declaration of Interest

 

There were no declarations of interest.

 

 

4          Confirmation of Minutes

 

Resolution number WTM/2021/254

MOVED by Chairperson R Northey, seconded by Member G Gunthorp:  

That the Waitematā Local Board:

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

CARRIED

 

 

Note:   The Chairperson with the consent of the meeting accorded precedence to Item 11 -          Confirm appointment and Declaration by Waitematā Local Board Member-elect Glenda             Fryer at this time.


 

 

11

Confirm appointment and Declaration by Waitematā Local Board Member-elect Glenda Fryer

 

Copies of Glenda Fryer’s declaration and maiden speech have been placed on the official minutes and will be available on the Auckland Council website as a minutes attachment.

 

Resolution number WTM/2021/255

MOVED by Chairperson R Northey, seconded by Member G Gunthorp:  

That the Waitematā Local Board:

a)          confirm its appointment of Glenda Fryer to the vacancy created by the resignation of former member Sarah Trotman.

CARRIED

 

Note: Glenda Fryer made her declaration pursuant to Schedule 7, clause 14, of the Local Government Act 2002

 

Resolution number WTM/2021/256

MOVED by Chairperson R Northey, seconded by Member J Sandilands:  

That the Waitematā Local Board:

b)      receive the oral declaration made by Member G Fryer pursuant to Schedule 7,           clause 14, of the Local Government Act 2002

c)      note that as soon as reasonably practicable after the meeting a signed written version of the declaration will be provided to the Auckland Council Chief Executive.

CARRIED

 

Member Glenda Fryer was given the opportunity to address the meeting and delivered her maiden speech.

 

Attachments

a     16 November 2021, Waitemata Local Board - Item 11: Confirm appointment and Declaration by Waitematā Local Board Member-elect Glenda Fryer - declaration

b     16 November 2021, Waitemata Local Board - Item 11: Confirm appointment and Declaration by Waitematā Local Board Member-elect Glenda Fryer - maiden speech

 

 

5          Leave of Absence

 

There were no leaves of absence.

 

 

6          Acknowledgements

           

           

6.1

Acknowledgements – Dame Cath Tizard

 

The local board acknowledged the passing of Dame Cath Tizard, former Auckland City Councillor, Mayor of Auckland and Govenor General of New Zealand.

 

Chairperson Richard Northey had the pleasure of serving with Cath Tizard on the Auckland City Council for five years, the last three of which she was Mayor. We made up a two to 20 minority of Labour Members in a Citizens and Ratepayers Council all elected at large, but she nevertheless achieved some lasting accomplishments. Through building strong personal  relationships, negotiating skills, with, wisdom and persistence she overcame strong initial Councillor opposition to  push through the building of the new Central Library and the Aotea Centre among other lasting features of the great city she helped Auckland become.

 

She went on to achieve distinction as New Zealand’s first woman governor-general.

 

She was also a great leader at Auckland University and in governance roles for a wide range of charities and good causes. She lived in Beresford St, Freemans Bay and then Wallace St Herne Bay where she died at the end of October with her family around her.

 

A minutes silence was observed.

 

 

 

7          Petitions

 

There were no petitions.

 

 

Note:    Item 12 – Ward Councillor’s report was considered prior to item 8 – Deputations.

 

 


12

Ward Councillor's report

 

Ward Councillor Pippa Coom was in attendance for this item.

 

Resolution number WTM/2021/257

MOVED by Chairperson R Northey, seconded by Member J Sandilands:  

That the Waitematā Local Board:

a)      receive the written report update and verbal update from the Waitematā and Gulf Ward Councillor, Pippa Coom.

CARRIED

 

 

8          Deputations

 

8.1

Deputation: David Riley - Reading Warrior

 

David Riley was in attendance for this meeting to talk about the Reading Warrior programme.

 

Resolution number WTM/2021/258

MOVED by Chairperson R Northey, seconded by Member J Sandilands:  

That the Waitematā Local Board:

a)      thank David Riley for his presentation and attendance at the meeting.

CARRIED

 

 

9          Public Forum

 

 

9.1

Public Forum: Sarah Smuts-Kennedy - For the Love of Bees

 

Sarah Smuts-Kennedy was in attendance for this meeting to provide an overview of For Love Of Bees and introduce the new General Manager, Shona Roberts.

 

Resolution number WTM/2021/259

MOVED by Chairperson R Northey, seconded by Member A Avendano Christie:  

That the Waitematā Local Board:

a)      thank Sarah Smuts-Kennedy For the Love of Bees for her presentation and attendance at the meeting.

CARRIED

 

 

 

9.2

Public Forum: Deno Arthur - Vegan Stock

 

This item was withdrawn.

 

 

 

9.3

Public Forum: Gael Baldock – Standing Orders

 

Gael Baldock was in attendance for this meeting to discuss Standing Orders

 

Resolution number WTM/2021/260

MOVED by Chairperson R Northey, seconded by Member G Fryer:  

That the Waitematā Local Board:

a)      thank Gael Baldock for her presentation and attendance at the meeting.

CARRIED

 

 

 

9.4

Public Forum: Allan Matson - Resource Management  (Enabling Housing Supply) Amendment Bill

 

Allan Matson was in attendance at the meeting to talk about the Resource Management (Enabling Housing Supply) Amendment Bill

 

Resolution number WTM/2021/261

MOVED by Chairperson R Northey, seconded by Deputy Chairperson A Bonham:  

That the Waitematā Local Board:

a)      thank Allan Matson on behalf of Character Coalition and Civic Trust Auckland for his presentation and attendance at the meeting.

CARRIED

 

 

 

9.5

Public Forum: Keith McConnell

 

This item did not proceed.

 


 

 

 

9.6

Public Forum: Boopsie Maran – Transport improvements around Freemans Bay School

 

Boopsie Maran was in attendance at the meeting to discuss getting transport improvements around Freemans Bay School.

 

Resolution number WTM/2021/262

MOVED by Chairperson R Northey, seconded by Member A Avendano Christie:  

That the Waitematā Local Board:

a)      thank Boopsie Maran for her presentation and attendance at the meeting.

CARRIED

 

 

 

 

Extension of Public Forum time

 

Resolution number WTM/2021/263

MOVED by Chairperson R Northey, seconded by Member J Sandilands:  

That the Waitematā Local Board:

a)         agree at 2.18pm pursuant to Standing Order 7.8.1, that an extension of time be granted until the business of item 9 – Public Forum is complete and the Public Forum presentation for items  9.7, 9.8 and 9.9 are heard.

CARRIED

 

 

9.7

Public Forum: Chris Bailey – Ponsonby Park

 

Chris Bailey was in attendance at the meeting to talk about a new park in Ponsonby

 

Resolution number WTM/2021/264

MOVED by Chairperson R Northey, seconded by Member G Fryers:  

That the Waitematā Local Board:

a)           thank Chris Bailey for his presentation and attendance at the meeting.

CARRIED

 

 

9.8

Public Forum: Luke Niue – Land owner approval for planting a small Pohutukawa called Ngakau at northern end of Dove-Myer Robinson Park

 

Luke Niue was in attendance at the meeting to talk about an application for landowner approval to plant a new Pohutukawa tree in Dove-Myer Robinson Park

 

Resolution number WTM/2021/265

MOVED by Chairperson R Northey, seconded by Member K Leoni:  

That the Waitematā Local Board:

a)      thank Luke Niue for his presentation and attendance at the meeting.

CARRIED

 

 

 

9.9

Public Forum: Sarah Trotman – Good Citizens’ Award

 

Sarah Trotman was in attendance at the meeting to discuss the Good Citizens’ Award.

 

Resolution number WTM/2021/266

MOVED by Chairperson R Northey, seconded by Member G Gunthorp:  

That the Waitematā Local Board:

a)      thank Sarah Trotman for her presentation and attendance at the meeting.

CARRIED

 

 

The meeting adjourned at 2.36pm and resumed at 2.47pm

 

 

10        Extraordinary Business

 

 

There was no extraordinary business.

 

 

13

Waitematā Local Board Quick Response Grant Round One 2021/2022 grant allocations.

 

Arna Casey – Grants Advisor was in attendance for this item.

 

Resolution number WTM/2021/267

MOVED by Chairperson R Northey, seconded by Member K Leoni:  

That the Waitematā Local Board:

a)          agree to fund the following applications received for the Waitematā Quick Response Grants Round One, listed in Table One.

 

Table One: Approved Waitematā Quick Response Grants Round One

Application ID

Organisation

Requesting funding for

Amount approved

QR2220-105

David Riley

Towards sponsorship of 30 Kainga pukapuka (home books), to be delivered to schools in the Waitematā local board area

$1,500.00

*If they want future grant funding, they must provide school testimonies*

QR2220-106

Auckland Indian Sports Club Incorporated

Towards the costs of goal keeping gear and hockey equipment including bibs, cones, and a ball crate

$1,000

QR2220-107

Ponsonby Business Association Incorporated

Towards the costs of Ponsonby Christmas Songs in the Park

$1,000.00

*Pending COVID-19 alert levels*

QR2220-109

Central Vineyard Church Charitable Trust

Towards the costs of Christmas care bags for families on the streets of Auckland CBD

$2,165.80

QR2220-111

The Auckland Women's Centre Incorporated

Towards the cost of a laptop, monitor and the installation

$2,290.00

QR2220-115

Community Collective Limited

Towards the costs of organising and promoting the "Worldwide Knit in Public Day 2022"

$1,000.00

*Pending COVID-19 alert levels*

QR2220-116

Blue Light Ventures Incorporated

Towards the costs of producing and printing 760 Street Smart Handbooks

$1,500.00

QR2220-118

St Columba Anglican Church Parish

Towards the costs of a garden shed equipment and a noticeboard trolley including freight and handling

$2,500.00

QR2220-122

Doughnut Economics Advocates New Zealand

Towards the costs of the cleaning of event space at Une-Deux Cafe and well as materials for the Repair Cafes

$1,500.00

QR2220-123

Gym Kids Limited

Towards the costs of gymnastics in the park from December 2021 to May 2022

$2,500.00

QR2220-125

Everybody Eats Charitable Trust

Towards the subsidy of food and take away containers.

$3,000.00

QR2220-126

Julia Croft

Towards the costs of providing a public supper curated by artist Freya Finch

$2,500.00

QR2220-127

Art in the Dark Trust

Towards production costs of the Into the Night event including lighting, power, and technical support

$1,000.00

QR2220-128

Social Change Collective

Towards venue hire, gratuity, stationery and FB advertising

$500.00

QR2220-129

Nightsong

Towards purchasing a 100% NZ made wool carpet for the Nightsong's office

$500.00

QR2220-130

Japanese Society of Auckland Incorporated

Towards venue hire and IT support for the "Learn Together and Live Better" project as well as professional fees for a lecturer

$1,500.00

Total

 

 

$25,955.80

 

b)              agree to decline the following applications received for the Waitematā Quick Response Grants Round One as listed in Table Two below:

Table Two: Declined Waitematā Quick Response Grants Round One

Application ID

Organisation

Requesting funding for

Reason for decline

QR2220-101

The Auckland Performing Arts Centre at Western Springs Incorporated

Towards the cost a laptop, a 3-year warrantee, laptop docking station, and the laptop build and installation (labour)

Decline - due to already receiving local board partnership funding 

QR2220-104

Auckland and District Pipe Band Incorporated

Towards the costs of tartan fabric

Decline - due to already receiving grant funding 

QR2220-108

Yeajin Im

Towards the costs of Genesis: Save Our Seas project

Decline - due to Auckland Council already providing fiscal support 

QR2220-110

Alexa Wilson

Towards the costs of venue hire

Decline – due to insufficient funds to support low priority projects. The venue hire is also a council owned (CCO) space.

QR2220-112

Grey Lynn Business Association Incorporated

Towards the costs of communications marketing for "A December to Remember"

Decline - due to already receiving financial support for their programme from the board. 

QR2220-117

The Auckland Table Tennis Association Incorporated

Towards the costs of a development coach and two table tennis tables

 Decline - due to insufficient funds to support low priority projects

QR2220-120

Environmental Education for Resource Sustainability Trust

Towards the costs of 335 native plants and 50 recycling bins to be delivered to schools and preschools in the Waitemata area

Decline-due to insufficient community benefit

QR2220-124

Youthline Auckland Charitable Trust

Towards the costs of supporting Waitematā youth in a COVID world

Decline - due to already receiving grant funding 

QR2220-132

The Institution of Professional Engineers New Zealand Incorporated

Towards the costs of the design and production of tide gauges

Decline - due to already receiving grant funding 

QR2220-133

City Centre Residents Group Incorporated

Towards the costs of the quarterly City Centre E-News

Decline - due to already receiving financial support for their programme from the local board.

 

CARRIED

 

 

14

Redevelopment proposal for 2 Pompallier Terrace, Ponsonby

 

Andrew Elcoat – Portfolio Specialist Eke Panuku, Letitia Edwards – Head of Strategic Asset Optimisation Eke Panuku and Philip Lim Auckland Transport were in attendance for this item.

 

Resolution number WTM/2021/268

MOVED by Deputy Chairperson A Bonham, seconded by Member G Gunthorp:  

That the Waitematā Local Board:

a)      endorse the proposed redevelopment opportunity at 2 Pompallier Terrace, Ponsonby

b)      note that this proposal will enable 2 Pompallier Terrace, Ponsonby to be           retained by council for public use as an underground paid car park, including           provision for bicycles and electric car charging, undiminished in size, and a           public toilet facility, with a significant part of the airspace being turned           into an accessible covenant-protected public plaza and the remaining portion a           mixed-use development.

CARRIED

 


 

 

 

15

Allocation of the Waitematā Local Board Transport Capital Fund

 

Ben Stallworthy – Auckland Transport was in attendance for this item.

 

Resolution number WTM/2021/269

MOVED by Member G Gunthorp, seconded by Member J Sandilands:   

That the Waitematā Local Board:

a)      approve the allocation of $30,000 from the Local Board Transport Capital Fund as a contribution to the MOTAT shared path project

b)      approve the allocation of $1,041,889 from the Local Board Transport Capital Fund towards the Auckland Domain shared paths

c)      approve the allocation of $827,060 from the Local Board Transport Capital Fund towards the Cox’s Bay to Wharf Road Greenway

d)      request Auckland Transport to stop further work on the Western Springs Greenway (linking Motions Road and Great North Roads)

e)      note that the local board resolved at its October 2021 business meeting to submit an expression of interest for the development of Rose Road Plaza under the Regional Streets for People Fund and that an adequate amount of the Local Board Transport Capital Fund is being retained in reserve until the outcome of this application is known.

CARRIED

 

 

16

Proposed new Community Lease to Te Whānau Tupu Ngātahi O Aotearoa – Playcentre Aotearoa at 124 Wellington Street, Freemans Bay

 

Tsz Ning Chung – Community Lease Specialist was in attendance for this item.

 

Resolution number WTM/2021/270

MOVED by Member G Gunthorp, seconded by Chairperson R Northey:  

That the Waitematā Local Board:

a)      grant a community lease to Te Whānau Tupu Ngātahi O Aotearoa – Playcentre Aotearoa for the land at 124 Wellington Street, Freemans Bay described as Lot 1 DP 32022 contained on ROT NA29A/1252 for a term of 10 years with one right of renewal of 10 years commencing 1 December 2021

b)      approve rent of $50 plus GST per annum

c)      request that a community outcomes plan be prepared for approval by the local board chairperson and deputy chairperson and that this be attached as a schedule to the lease.

d)      note that all other terms and conditions to be in accordance with the Community Occupancy Guidelines 2012 and the Reserves Act 1977.

CARRIED

 


 

 

17

Proposed new Community Lease to Victoria Park Sports & Cultural Trust at 203-271 Victoria Street West, Auckland (Victoria Park)

 

Tsz Ning Chung – Community Lease Specialist was in attendance for this item.

 

Resolution number WTM/2021/271

MOVED by Member A Avendano Christie, seconded by Member G Fryer:  

That the Waitematā Local Board:

a)      grant a community lease to Victoria Park Sports & Cultural Trust for the land at 203-271 Victoria Street West, Auckland described as “recreation ground” by a Gazette Notice 1989 for a term of ten years with one right of renewal of ten years commencing
1 December 2021

b)      note that Auckland Council will have a licence to use the toilet and changing rooms, the groundsmen shed/garage and office, to provide public and council use of the facilities. Maintenance and reinstatement of damages arising from public and or council use will be a council responsibility and written into the lease

c)      approve rent of $1 plus GST per annum

d)      request that a community outcomes plan be prepared for approval by the local board chairperson and deputy chairperson and that this be attached as a schedule to the lease.

e)      request staff discuss with the Victoria Park Sports & Cultural Trust appropriate measures to reduce transport emissions as part of the Community Outcomes Plan

f)       note that all other terms and conditions to be in accordance with the Community Occupancy Guidelines 2012.

CARRIED

 

 

 

18

Advice and recommendations on amending Waitematā Local Board Standing Orders

 

Carlos Rahman – Senior Local Board Advisor, Warwick McNaughton – Principal Governance Advisor and Shirley Coutts – Principal Advisor were in attendance for this item.

 

MOVED by Chairperson R Northey, seconded by Member K Leoni:  

That the Waitematā Local Board:

a)      agree that information that has been formally received as tabled information by the local board be attached to the published minutes, noting that staff will review and redact or omit any material breaches of LGOIMA, other legislation or Standing Orders (Option One of the agenda report)

b)      request that staff develop a new appendix outlining the principles, criteria and process for minute attachments to be added to the Standing Orders for the local board consideration and approval

 

 

MOVED by Member G Gunthorp, seconded by Chairperson R Northey as an amendment by way of addition:

c)         request to increase the time allotted for each public forum item to a maximum of five minutes

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

For

Deputy Chairperson A Bonham

Member G Fryer

Member G Gunthorp

Member K Leoni

Chairperson R Northey

Against

Member A Avendano Christie

Abstained

Member J Sandilands

 

The amendment was declared carried by 5 votes to 1.

 

 

MOVED by Deputy Chairperson A Bonham, seconded by Member A Avendano Christie as an amendment by way of addition:

d)               request staff advise deputations and public forum participants that it is the local boards preference to recieve presentations and any supporting information 24 hours in advance of the business meeting

The amendment was declared CARRIED

 

The substantive motion was put.

 

Resolution number WTM/2021/272

MOVED by Chairperson R Northey, seconded by Member K Leoni:  

That the Waitematā Local Board:

a)      agree that information that has been formally received as tabled information by the local board be attached to the published minutes, noting that staff will review and redact or omit any material breaches of LGOIMA, other legislation or Standing Orders (Option One of the agenda report)

b)      request that staff develop a new appendix outlining the principles, criteria and process for minute attachments to be added to the Standing Orders for the local board consideration and approval

c)      request the time allotted for each public forum item is increased to a maximum of five minutes

d)      request staff advise deputations and public forum participants that it is the local boards preference to recieve presentations and any supporting information 24 hours in advance of the business meeting.

CARRIED

 

The meeting adjourned at 4.11pm and resumed at 4.16pm

 

 

Note:    Item 33 – Endorsement of the Myers Park Underpass project design was considered prior          to Item 19 – Appointment to the vacant local board seat on the Auckland Domain       Committee

 


 

 

 

33

Endorsement of the Myers Park Underpass project design

 

Oliver Smith – Manager Programme Delivery and Michael Brown – Project Manager were in attendance for this item.

 

Resolution number WTM/2021/273

MOVED by Member A Avendano Christie, seconded by Deputy Chairperson A Bonham:  

That the Waitematā Local Board:

a)      endorse the final design for the Myers Park Underpass project.

CARRIED

 

 

 

19

Appointment to the vacant local board seat on the Auckland Domain Committee

 

Sarah Jacknife – Local Board Advisor was in attendance for this item.

 

Resolution number WTM/2021/274

MOVED by Chairperson R Northey, seconded by Member J Sandilands:  

That the Waitematā Local Board:

a)      appoint Member K Leoni to the vacant local board member seat on the Auckland Domain Committee.

CARRIED

 

 

 

20

Draft Contributions Policy 2021

 

Resolution number WTM/2021/275

MOVED by Chairperson R Northey, seconded by Member K Leoni:  

That the Waitematā Local Board:

a)      approve the following feedback on the proposed Draft Contributions Policy 2021 on the key consultation topics:

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

ii)               support the inclusion of projects beyond 10-years to the policy in stages starting with Drury but noting that significant technical amendments still need to be made to the Drury policy and that Drury needs to be followed soon after with policy for Redhills, Whenuapai, Westgate  and other developments

iii)             support requiring developers to pay their contributions at an appropriate earlier time  e.g., the earlier of six months after consent or the commencement of construction, to ensure they are paid for as they incur costs and for certainty of collection

iv)             support the proposal to support Māori development with grants and noting the local board’s support for council guaranteeing loans and other finance for Māori housing developments

v)               support the application of development contributions for development associated with the Karangahape Road and Mount Eden City Rail Link stations.

CARRIED

 

 

 

21

Ngā Hapori Momoho | Thriving Communities Draft Strategy

 

Resolution number WTM/2021/276

MOVED by Chairperson R Northey, seconded by Member K Leoni:  

That the Waitematā Local Board:

a)          support the draft Ngā Hapori Momoho | Thriving Communities Strategy 2022 – 2032 as set out in Attachment A to this report especially the draft Outcomes and Objectives 

b)          recommend and encourage that council seek and facilitate opportunities for Māori by Māori and to support Māori to deliver 

c)          agree with the values expressed in the draft strategy

d)          emphasise the importance of delivering services in an equitable way to help create opportunities and to facilitate and encourage community participation and involvement

e)          acknowledge and accept the three challenges set out in the policy:

i)         growing income and wealth inequality will mean too many whanau cannot thrive

 

ii)       the pace and scale of growth and social change could undermine Aucklanders’ sense of belonging and connection

iii)     our changing climate will make outcomes worse for those communities already struggling. 

CARRIED

 

 

 

22

National Emissions Reduction Plan Discussion Document – draft council submission

 

Documents were tabled in support of this item. A copy has been placed on the official minutes and will be available on the Auckland Council website as a minutes attachment

 

Resolution number WTM/2021/277

MOVED by Member J Sandilands, seconded by Deputy Chairperson A Bonham:  

That the Waitematā Local Board:

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

CARRIED

 

Attachments

a     16 November 2021, Waitemata Local Board - Item 22: National Emissions Reduction Plan Discussion Document – draft council submission -  feedback on National Emissions Reduction Plan Discussion Document

b     16 November 2021, Waitemata Local Board - Item 22: National Emissions Reduction Plan Discussion Document – draft council submission - feedback to Climate Change Commission Advice to Government

c    16 November 2021, Waitemata Local Board - Item 22: National Emissions Reduction Plan Discussion Document – draft council submission - feedback on the Transport Emissions Pathways to Net Zero by 2050

 

 

 


23

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

 

Documents were tabled in support of this item. A copy has been placed on the official minutes and will be available on the Auckland Council website as a minutes attachment

 

Resolution number WTM/2021/278

MOVED by Member J Sandilands, seconded by Deputy Chairperson A Bonham:  

That the Waitematā Local Board:

a)      approve the tabled feedback on the Government’s proposed new waste strategy and proposed changes to waste legislation for inclusion in an Auckland Council submission, noting that feedback is required by 5pm on 22 November 2021 to be appended.

CARRIED

 

Attachments

a     16 November 2021 - Waitemata Local Board, Item 23: Submission on a proposed new national waste strategy and associated waste legislation - input on the proposed new national waste strategy

 

 

 

24

Three Waters Economic Regulation Submission

 

Resolution number WTM/2021/279

MOVED by Chairperson R Northey, seconded by Member J Sandilands:  

That the Waitematā Local Board:

a)      delegate to Member J Sandilands and Chairperson R Northey to 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

b)      will consider making the following points and others in the administrative areas of:

i)       the need for economic regulation

·         because the providers will be monopolies this appears necessary. However, the regulation must address all the wellbeings-social, environmental and cultural as well as economic

ii)      the type of regulation and who would pay the costs

·         the regulator should be empowered ensure the quality and reliability of the service and any gains should be passed on to consumers in the form of improved services or lower prices. The costs should be related to ability to pay so should be paid for by other taxation or rates

 

iii)          what parts of three waters the regulation would apply to

·        drinking water and wastewater. Stormwater regulation would apply to those stormwater responsibilities the provider entity has, to the extent practicable

 

iv)          should the regulation apply to all providers

·         it should apply fully to those providers with more than five hundred consumers and to some extent to smaller providers where it would be practicable, beneficial and cost effective

 

v)           how and when should regulation be implemented

·        as soon as the necessary data can be provided and it is logistically possible

 

vi)          what should be the statutory objectives of the regulation regime

·        ensuring reliable quality supply; achieving efficiency and sharing such gains with consumers; equity of access, supply and price; responding to climate change impacts; and taking account of Te mana o Te Wai

 

vii)        what should compliance and enforcement look like 

·        the necessary data and enforcement powers need to be ensured

 

viii)      who the economic regulator should be

·        although the Government has indicated a preference for the Commerce Commission that body has so far proved ineffective in dealing with the monopsomies of the electricity suppliers and the supermarkets. We would probably prefer Taumata Arowai, the new regulator of water quality because their specialist knowledge will inform questions about service quality as they are closely related

 

ix)         whether we need additional consumer protections and how those are regulated

·         there will need to an assurance of continuity of supply as a human right for those who can’t pay; limits of the duration of supply outages; and cultural appropriateness 

c)      make the following points in the policy areas of:

i)       how the regulator should liaise with local government to ensure the aspirations of Auckland are met

ii)      how the regulator should liaise with local government to ensure the social, cultural, and environmental aspirations of Auckland are met.

CARRIED

 

 

25

Urgent decision to approve Waitematā Local Board feedback on Eke Panuku proposal to cease the operations of Auckland Dockline Tram in Wynyard Quarter

 

Resolution number WTM/2021/280

MOVED by Member G Gunthorp, seconded by Member J Sandilands:  

That the Waitematā Local Board:

a)      receive the urgent decision to approve local board feedback on Eke Panuku proposal to cease the operations of Auckland Dockline Tram in Wynyard Quarter in late 2022.

CARRIED

 

Pursuant to Standing Order 1.9.7 Member G Fryer requested that her dissenting vote be recorded.

 

 

 

 

26

Urgent decision to approve Waitematā Local Board views on Wellesley Street bus improvements project

 

Resolution number WTM/2021/281

MOVED by Member G Gunthorp, seconded by Member J Sandilands:  

That the Waitematā Local Board:

a)      receive the approved local board feedback on Wellesley Street bus improvements by urgent decision.

CARRIED

 

 

27

Urgent decision to approve Waitematā Local Board feedback on the Resource Management Enabling Housing supply Amendment Bill

 

Resolution number WTM/2021/282

MOVED by Deputy Chairperson A Bonham, seconded by Member G Gunthorp:  

That the Waitematā Local Board:

a)      receive the urgent decision to approve local board feedback on the Resource Management Enabling Housing supply Amendment Bill.

CARRIED

 

 

28

Chair’s report

 

Resolution number WTM/2021/283

MOVED by Member J Sandilands, seconded by Member G Gunthorp:  

That the Waitematā Local Board:

a)      receive the Chair’s report for November 2021.

CARRIED

 

 

29

Local board member reports

 

Resolution number WTM/2021/284

MOVED by Chairperson R Northey, seconded by Member G Fryer:  

That the Waitematā Local Board:

a)      receive the written report from Member G Gunthorp, noting the attachment of the local board’s feedback regarding the City Centre to Māngere Light Rail Project, submitted under delegation in September, and upon recent advice and confirmation received from staff, is now open to the public

b)      receive the written report from Member A Bonham and the verbal updates from Member A Christie, Member J Sandilands and Member K Leoni for October 2021.

CARRIED

 

 

30

Governance Forward Work Calendar

 

Resolution number WTM/2021/285

MOVED by Chairperson R Northey, seconded by Member J Sandilands:  

That the Waitematā Local Board:

a)      receive the Governance Forward Work Calendar as at 16 November 2021.

CARRIED

 

 

31

Waitematā Local Board workshop records

 

Resolution number WTM/2021/286

MOVED by Chairperson R Northey, seconded by Member J Sandilands:  

That the Waitematā Local Board:

a)      receive the workshop records for 12 October, 26 October and 2 November 2021.

CARRIED

 

 

32        Consideration of Extraordinary Items

 

There was no consideration of extraordinary items.

 

 

 

 

 

 

5.25pm                                               The Chairperson thanked Members for their attendance and attention to business and declared the meeting closed with a closing karakia.

 

CONFIRMED AS A TRUE AND CORRECT RECORD AT A MEETING OF THE Waitematā Local Board HELD ON

 

 

 

DATE:.........................................................................

 

 

 

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