I hereby give notice that an ordinary meeting of the Aotea / Great Barrier Local Board will be held on:

 

Date:

Time:

Meeting Room:

Venue:

 

Tuesday, 22 February 2022

1.00pm

This meeting will proceed via Microsoft Teams.
Either a recording or written summary will be
uploaded on the Auckland Council website.

 

Aotea / Great Barrier Local Board

 

OPEN AGENDA

 

 

 

 

MEMBERSHIP

 

Chairperson

Izzy Fordham

 

Deputy Chairperson

Luke Coles

 

Members

Susan Daly

 

 

Patrick O'Shea

 

 

Valmaine Toki

 

 

(Quorum 3 members)

 

 

 

Guia Nonoy

Democracy Advisor

 

16 February 2022

 

Contact Telephone: (09) 301 0101

Email: guia.nonoy@aucklandcouncil.govt.nz

Website: www.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz

 

 


 


Aotea / Great Barrier Local Board

22 February 2022

 

 

ITEM   TABLE OF CONTENTS            PAGE

1          Welcome                                                                                   5

2          Apologies                                                                                 5

3          Declaration of Interest                                          5

4          Confirmation of Minutes                                                         5

5          Leave of Absence                                                                    5

6          Acknowledgements                                              5

7          Petitions                                                                 5

8          Deputations                                                           5

9          Public Forum                                                                            5

10        Extraordinary Business                                       5

11        Environmental agency and community group reports                                                                    7

12        Local Ward Area Councillor's Update              27

13        Auckland Council’s Quarterly Performance Report: Aotea / Great Barrier Local Board for quarter two 2021/2022                                        35

14        Reallocating funding to the construction and demolition waste leadership project                57

15        Aotea Great Barrier Village Parks Activation Plan - approval of draft plan for public feedback                                                              65

16        Approval for a change of purpose to a local grant for LG1904-119                                        119

17        Appointment of a local board representative to the Tū mai Tāonga sub committee                 141

18        Ratification of Aotea / Great Barrier Local Board feedback on the Review of Sustainability Measures for New Zealand scallops (SCA 1 & SCA CS) for 2022/23         143

19        Auckland’s Water Strategy                              147

20        Proposed Auckland Council submission on the Kia kaha ake te tiakina o ngā puna wai-inu/Improving the protection of drinking-water sources: Resource Management (National Environmental Standards four sources of Human Drinking Water) Regulations 2007    193

21        Proposed Auckland Council submission on the Hākaimangō-Matiatia Marine Reserve application                                                         199

22        Public feedback on proposal to amend Stormwater Bylaw 2015                                   205

23        Ngā Pou Taunaha o Aotearoa - New Zealand Geographic Board: recording of unofficial place names as official                                    211

24        Public feedback on proposal to make a Freedom Camping in Vehicles Bylaw 2022   227

25        Resource Management System Reform        235

26        Public feedback on proposal to make a new Signs Bylaw 2022                                              253

27        Local Board Correspondence                         261

28        Aotea / Great Barrier Local Board Governance Forward Work Calendar 2019 - 2022              269

29        Aotea / Great Barrier Local Board Workshop Record of Proceedings                                    275

30        Consideration of Extraordinary Items

PUBLIC EXCLUDED

31        Procedural Motion to Exclude the Public                         285

13        Auckland Council’s Quarterly Performance Report: Aotea / Great Barrier Local Board for quarter two 2021/2022

b.      Aotea / Great Barrier Local Board Operating Performance Financial Summary - CONFIDENTIAL                   285


1          Welcome

 

Chairperson I Fordham will open the meeting held by Microsoft Teams and welcome

everyone in attendance. Member V Toki will lead a karakia.

 

 

2          Apologies

 

At the close of the agenda no apologies had been received.

 

 

3          Declaration of Interest

 

Members are reminded of the need to be vigilant to stand aside from decision making when a conflict arises between their role as a member and any private or other external interest they might have.

 

 

4          Confirmation of Minutes

 

That the Aotea / Great Barrier Local Board:

a)          confirm the ordinary minutes of its meeting, held on Tuesday, 14 December 2021, as true and correct.

 

 

 

5          Leave of Absence

 

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

 

 

6          Acknowledgements

 

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

 

 

7          Petitions

 

At the close of the agenda no requests to present petitions had been received.

 

 

8          Deputations

 

Standing Order 7.7 provides for deputations. Those applying for deputations are required to give seven working days notice of subject matter and applications are approved by the Chairperson of the Aotea / Great Barrier Local Board. This means that details relating to deputations can be included in the published agenda. Total speaking time per deputation is ten minutes or as resolved by the meeting.

 

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

 


 

 

9          Public Forum

 

A period of time (approximately 30 minutes) is set aside for members of the public to address the meeting on matters within its delegated authority. A maximum of 3 minutes per item is allowed, following which there may be questions from members.

 

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

 

 

10        Extraordinary Business

 

Section 46A(7) of the Local Government Official Information and Meetings Act 1987 (as amended) states:

 

“An item that is not on the agenda for a meeting may be dealt with at that meeting if-

 

(a)        The local authority by resolution so decides; and

 

(b)        The presiding member explains at the meeting, at a time when it is open to the public,-

 

(i)         The reason why the item is not on the agenda; and

 

(ii)        The reason why the discussion of the item cannot be delayed until a subsequent meeting.”

 

Section 46A(7A) of the Local Government Official Information and Meetings Act 1987 (as amended) states:

 

“Where an item is not on the agenda for a meeting,-

 

(a)        That item may be discussed at that meeting if-

 

(i)         That item is a minor matter relating to the general business of the local authority; and

 

(ii)        the presiding member explains at the beginning of the meeting, at a time when it is open to the public, that the item will be discussed at the meeting; but

 

(b)        no resolution, decision or recommendation may be made in respect of that item except to refer that item to a subsequent meeting of the local authority for further discussion.”


Aotea / Great Barrier Local Board

22 February 2022

 

 

Environmental agency and community group reports

File No.: CP2022/00905

 

  

Te take mō te pūrongo

Purpose of the report

1.       To provide an opportunity for Aotea Great Barrier community groups and environmental agencies with interest or role in the environment or the work of the Aotea / Great Barrier Local Board to have items considered as part of the board’s business meeting.

Whakarāpopototanga matua

Executive summary

2.       To support open and more direct interaction between the board, local groups and others, the local board has extended an invitation to either speak at the board’s business meeting via Public Forum or put items forward and have reports included in the Agenda.

3.       Inclusion of items on the Agenda is at the discretion of the Aotea / Great Barrier Local Board Chairperson in discussion with the Aotea / Great Barrier Local Board Local Area Manager. Any items submitted will be included under a cover report which will have the recommendation that “item xyz be noted or received”.

 

Ngā tūtohunga

Recommendation/s

That the Aotea / Great Barrier Local Board:

a)   note the following:

i)          Windy Hill Rosalie Bay Catchment Trust newsletter #41, December 2021

ii)         Aotea / Great Barrier Natural Environment-Islands monthly update – December 2021 – January 2022 report

iii)        Department of Conservation Operations report – February 2022

iv)        Aotea Great Barrier Environmental Trust update – February 2022

 

 

Ngā tāpirihanga

Attachments

No.

Title

Page

a

Windy Hill Sanctuary newsletter #41, December 2021

9

b

Aotea / Great Barrier Natural Environment-Islands monthly update – December 2021 / January 2022 report

13

c

Department of Conservation Operations report – February 2022

23

d

Aotea Great Barrier Environmental Trust update – February 2022

25

      

Ngā kaihaina

Signatories

Author

Guia Nonoy - Democracy Advisor

Authoriser

Glenn Boyd - Local Area Manager

 

 


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Local Ward Area Councillor's Update

File No.: CP2022/00904

 

  

Te take mō te pūrongo

Purpose of the report

1.       To provide an opportunity for the local ward area councillor to update the Aotea / Great Barrier Local Board on Governing Body issues and other points of interest to the local board.

Whakarāpopototanga matua

Executive summary

2.       Standing Orders 5.1.1 and 5.1.2 provides provision in the local board meeting for local ward area councillors to update their local board counterparts on regional matters of interest to the local board.

 

Ngā tūtohunga

Recommendation/s

That the Aotea / Great Barrier Local Board:

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

 

 

Ngā tāpirihanga

Attachments

No.

Title

Page

a

Councillor Pippa Coom's February 2022 update

29

     

Ngā kaihaina

Signatories

Author

Guia Nonoy - Democracy Advisor

Authoriser

Glenn Boyd - Local Area Manager

 

 


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Aotea / Great Barrier Local Board

22 February 2022

 

 

Auckland Council’s Quarterly Performance Report: Aotea / Great Barrier Local Board for quarter two 2021/2022

File No.: CP2022/00739

 

  

Te take mō te pūrongo

Purpose of the report

1.       To provide the Aotea / Great Barrier Local Board with an integrated quarterly performance report for quarter two, 1 October – 31 December 2021.

Whakarāpopototanga matua

Executive summary

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

3.       The work programme is produced annually and aligns with the Aotea / Great Barrier Local Board Plan 2020 outcome.

4.       The key activity updates from this quarter are:

·        Aotea Great Barrier Full Facilities maintenance contracts (SP ID 1126): staff and contractors ensured all facilities and open spaces were maintained during the lockdown and traffic light framework.

·        AoteaOra Community Trust administration support (SP ID 156): continued good works including employing a new food resilience coordinator and secured waste minimisation funding alongside Anamata for four new island water stations.

·        Aotea Ecology Vision (SP ID 658): continued working on the lizard and penguin protection programmes, community beach clean-up, and Aotea bird count event.

·        Mulberry Grove play space replacement (SP ID 26289): physical renewal of the skate ramp is completed and awaiting painting of the plywood panel by the school.

5.       All operating departments with agreed work programmes have provided a quarterly update against their work programme delivery. There are 41 activities reported with a status of green (on track), one activity identified as having a significant risk of delivery (red status) and five activities with a status of amber (some risk or issues, which are being managed):

Red

·    Natural environment ambassadors (SP ID 670)

Amber

·    Iwi responsiveness (SP ID 158)

·    Mulberry Grove seawall renewal (SP ID 1995)

·    Interpretive signage (SP ID 22286)

·    General open space and building assets – renew – 2021/2022 (SP ID 20222)

·    Tryphena Coastal Trail directional signage (SP ID 22285)

6.       The financial performance report for the quarter is attached but is excluded from the public. This is due to restrictions on half-year annual financial reports and results until the Auckland Council Group results are released to the NZX on 28 February 2022.

 

Ngā tūtohunga

Recommendation/s

That the Aotea / Great Barrier Local Board:

a)      receive the performance report for quarter two ending 31 December 2021.

b)      note the financial performance report in Attachment B of the agenda report will remain confidential until after the Auckland Council Group half-year results for 2021/2022 are released to the New Zealand Exchange (NZX), which are expected to be made public on or about 28 February 2022.

 

Horopaki

Context

7.       On Tuesday 22 June 2021, the Aotea / Great Barrier Local Board approved the 2021/2022 work programme for the following operating departments:

·        Customer and Community Services (Resolution number GBI/2021/72)

·        Infrastructure and Environmental Services (Resolution number GBI/2021/73) and

·        Auckland Emergency Management (Resolution number GBI/2021/74)

8.       Work programme activities meet the Aotea / Great Barrier Local Board Plan 2020 outcome ‘Ko te tino hia hia kia a manawaroa to tatou motu / Our island is resilient’.

COVID-19 restrictions

9.       Auckland faced COVID-19 restrictions (Alert Level 3) from the start of the quarter to 2 December 2021, when all of New Zealand moved into the COVID-19 Protection Framework, also known as the traffic lights. On 2 December Auckland went into traffic light red and moved to traffic light orange on 30 December 2021.

10.     Auckland Council regional and community facilities were closed in Alert Level 3. Restrictions eased slightly in Level 3, Step 2 and from mid-November 2021 libraries and the majority of arts and community centres were reopened.

11.     From 23 January 2022, Auckland moved back into traffic light red setting under the COVID-19 Protection Framework, which will impact council and community-delivered event planning and programming.

12.     Noting much of the quarter two commentary was completed prior to the shift back to the traffic light red setting, impacts on individual activities are reported in the work programme update (Attachment A) where practicable, with further updates to be provided in quarter three.

Tātaritanga me ngā tohutohu

Analysis and advice

Local Board Work Programme Snapshot

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


 

Graph 1: Work programme performance by RAG status

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

Graph 2: Work programme performance by activity status and department

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Key activity updates from quarter two

15.     The following are key activity updates in the delivery of Aotea / Great Barrier Local Board’s 2021/2022 work programme for reporting period quarter one, 1 July – 30 September 2021:

·        Aotea Great Barrier Full Facilities maintenance contracts (SP ID 1126): Aotea’s Community Facilities staff and contractors worked diligently to ensure all facilities and open spaces were maintained during the lockdown and prepared for opening in the traffic light framework.

·        AoteaOra Community Trust administration support (SP ID 156): continued good works including employing a new food resilience coordinator, electing a new trustee, selling water tanks, holding a virtual AGM and securing waste minimisation funding application alongside Anamata for four new island water stations.

·        Aotea Ecology Vision (SP ID 658): continued working on the lizard protection program, penguin protection program, community beach clean-up, Aotea bird count event, and planning for cat tracking project and Aotea Pestival.

·        Mulberry Grove play space replacement (SP ID 26289): physical renewal of the skate ramp is completed and awaiting painting of the plywood panel by the school.

Activities with significant and moderate issues

16.     There is one work programme activity with a status of red (significant risk of delivery) for the reporting period quarter two, 1 October – 31 December 2021:

·    Natural environment ambassadors (SP ID 670): due to uncertainties around COVID-19 restrictions, the high-risk nature of undertaking face-to-face visitor surveys, and pressures on businesses in the visitor industry it has been decided not to proceed with this program in quarter three. It is likely that around $17,000 will be underspent for the year and reallocation is recommended.

17.     There are four work programme activities with a status of amber (some risk or issues, which are being managed) for the reporting period quarter two, 1 October – 31 December 2021:

·    Iwi responsiveness (SP ID 158): Discussions continue about how to approach the iwi liaison role. It’s hoped a long-awaited hui to progress this role will take place in early 2022.

·    Mulberry Grove seawall renewal (SP ID 1995): Staff will undertake data collection and consultation to identify the potential environmental impact of the project on penguins. Consent and design, ecological assessment and physical works may not be possible this financial year as the penguin survey is in May 2022.

·    Interpretive signage (SP ID 22286): Of the three components of the interpretative signage project, two had been put on hold. The board only agreed to proceed with the plant metal image signs project at this stage.

·    General open space and building assets – renew – 2021/2022 (SP ID 20222): Revisions are being made to the concept plan for a shelter/roof over the skate ramp.

·    Tryphena Coastal Trail directional signage (SP ID 22285): This project is now part of a wider island signage strategy including a pou whenua project which requires implementation before the directional signage can be progressed.

Activities on hold

18.     The following work programme activities have been identified by operating departments as on hold:

·        Area plan for Aotea / Great Barrier (SP ID 1513): Draft plan has been on hold awaiting mana whenua engagement.

Changes to the local board work programme

Activities with changes

19.     The following work programmes activities have changes which been formally approved by the local board.

Table 1: Work programmes change formally approved by the board

ID/Ref

Work Programme Name

Summary of Change

Resolution number

154

Build capacity: Funding for Destination Great Barrier Island and implementation of the Aotea / Great Barrier Island Visitor Strategy

At its November business meeting the board approved allocation of $29,450 to the Ngāti Rehua Ngātiwai ki Aotea Trust to manage the Visitor Information Centre at Claris airport and noted the adjusted approval of $25,000 to Destination Great Barrier Island to support delivery of the Visitor Strategy and development of the Destination Management Plan.

GBI/2021/149

604

Freshwater management programme

At its December business meeting the board approved allocation of unspent freshwater management funding to purchase plants for the 2021/2022 or 2022/2023 planting season to mitigate the risk of an underspend for the activity and ensure water quality outcomes are achieved on the island.

GBI/2021/159

3055

CFWD CARRY FORWARD Accessway and linkages plan FY20

At its December business meeting the local board agreed that $10,000 of the remaining $14,000 budget would be allocated to the Pou Whenua Project allowing for Pou concept design development.

GBI/2021/159

Tauākī whakaaweawe āhuarangi

Climate impact statement

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

21.     Work programmes were approved in June 2021 and delivery is already underway. Should significant changes to any projects be required, climate impacts will be assessed as part of the relevant reporting requirements.

22.     The local board is currently investing in a number of sustainability projects, which aim to build awareness around individual carbon emissions, and changing behaviour at a local level. Key updates this quarter include:

·    Food Resilience and Sustainability (SP ID 1765): a Food Resilience Coordinator was appointed, meaning the two roles associated with this line item are now filled. Both are going extremely well, with ongoing improvements at the Oruawharo Community Garden and some strong ideas being tabled by the food resilience coordinator, including establishing a food sharing app on the island

·    Aotea Emergency water supply (SP ID 866): site visit is planned for 21 December 2021, which replaces one planned in September that was postponed due to COVID-19 restrictions. Aquifer testing and desktop assessments are continuing.

·    OLI Great Barrier - develop solar energy system including electric vehicle with infrastructure (SP ID 22250): Contractor has been procured to deliver design and build solution for e-bike charging station. Also, the Phoenix palm tree has been removed from the site.

Ngā whakaaweawe me ngā tirohanga a te rōpū Kaunihera

Council group impacts and views

23.     When developing the work programmes, council group impacts and views are presented to the local board.

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

Local impacts and local board views

24.     This report informs the Aotea / Great Barrier Local Board of the performance for quarter two ending 31 December 2021.

Tauākī whakaaweawe Māori

Māori impact statement

25.     The 2021/2022 work programme supports the Aotea / Great Barrier Local Board Plan 2020 outcome Ko te tino hia hia ki a manawaroa to tatou motu / Our island is resilient. One of the plan’s main objectives is that mana whenua will prosper.

26.     Auckland Council have been actively engaging with mana whenua on a number of regional and local projects. Key updates from this quarter include:

·    Community Te Reo course (SP ID 148): Te Reo classes will commence alongside term 1 2022, with two courses offered – one in the north and one in the south of the island.

·    Aotea Family Support Services and Community Worker project (SP ID 146): During lockdown the Kaiarahi Rangatahi / Youth Navigator Program Team stayed in contact with whanau providing Boredom Buster packs. The community worker supported five local Māori families to tap into the Te Puni Kokiri fund to repair and upgrade their homes. 

·    Destination Great Barrier Island and implementation of the Aotea / Great Barrier Island Visitor Strategy (SP ID 154):  Funding was allocated to Ngāti Rehua Ngātiwai ki Aotea Trust to manage a summer pilot for the Visitor Information Centre at Claris.

Ngā ritenga ā-pūtea

Financial implications

27.     This report is provided to enable the Aotea / Great Barrier Local Board to monitor the organisation’s progress and performance in delivering the 2021/2022 work programme. There are no financial implications associated with this report.

Financial Performance

28.     Auckland Council (Council) currently has a number of bonds quoted on the NZ Stock Exchange (NZX). As a result, the Council is subject to obligations under the NZX Main Board & Debt Market Listing Rules and the Financial Markets Conduct Act 2013 sections 97 and 461H. These obligations restrict the release of half-year financial reports and results until the Auckland Council Group results are released to the NZX on 28 February 2022. Due to these obligations the financial performance attached to the quarterly report is excluded from the public.

Ngā raru tūpono me ngā whakamaurutanga

Risks and mitigations

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

30.     The approved Customer and Community Services capex work programme include projects identified as part of the Risk Adjusted Programme (RAP).  These are projects that the Community Facilities delivery team will progress, if possible, in advance of the programmed delivery year. This flexibility in delivery timing will help to achieve 100 per cent financial delivery for the financial year if projects intended for delivery in the current financial year are delayed due to unforeseen circumstances.

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

Ngā koringa ā-muri

Next steps

32.     The local board will receive the next performance update following the end of quarter three (31 March 2022).

 

Ngā tāpirihanga

Attachments

No.

Title

Page

a

Aotea / Great Barrier Local Board - 1 October – 31 December Work Programme Update

43

b

Aotea / Great Barrier Local Board Operating Performance Financial Summary - CONFIDENTIAL (Under Separate Cover) - Confidential

 

     

Ngā kaihaina

Signatories

Author

Jacqui Fyers - Senior Local Board Advisor

Authoriser

Glenn Boyd - Local Area Manager

 

 



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Aotea / Great Barrier Local Board

22 February 2022

 

 

Reallocating funding to the construction and demolition waste leadership project

File No.: CP2022/00648

 

  

Te take mō te pūrongo

Purpose of the report

1.       To approve the reallocation of $17,000 locally driven initiatives operational expenditure from the 2021 / 2022 natural environment ambassadors project to the new construction and demolition waste leadership project.

Whakarāpopototanga matua

Executive summary

2.       On June 22, 2021, the Aotea / Great Barrier Local Board approved its 2021 / 2022 environment work programme (resolution number GBI/2021/73) including the natural environment ambassadors project ($20,000).

3.       The natural environment ambassadors project was discontinued in December 2021 due to the uncertainties and risks created by COVID-19. This resulted in a $17,000 underspend within the environmental services work programme.

4.       The natural environment ambassadors project sought to establish the fixed term roles of natural environment ambassadors to engage with and survey visitors and residents on biodiversity, biosecurity, marine protection, waste minimisation and low carbon topics at key entry points to Aotea / Great Barrier Island.

5.       Waste Solutions have proposed a new construction and demolition waste leadership project to utilise the unspent funding.  A memo was sent to the board on 3 February 2022 to inform them of this project, and the project proposal is further detailed in this report.

6.       Four options have been identified for how the local board can proceed with the underspend. These options are:

·    Option A - allocate the funding to the proposed construction and demolition waste leadership project (2021 / 2022) (recommended option)

·    Option B - offer this funding to projects outside of the Infrastructure and Environmental Services work programme

·    Option C - reallocate funding to local community grants

·    Option D - return funding as savings

7.       Staff recommend option A – reallocating the funding to the proposed construction and demolition waste leadership project. This option would deliver on local board plan outcomes and provide a benefit to the island that is not currently provided through other means.

8.       The construction and demolition waste leadership project would employ an island resident to perform the fixed term role of a construction and demolition waste advisor. This advisor would work with builders and developers to improve site practices, minimize waste to landfill and drive awareness of waste issues on the island.

9.       Aotea Contractors and Anamata have been in discussion with Waste Solutions regarding the project proposal, with Anamata likely to lead the project alongside the project manager.

10.     The Aotea construction and demolition waste leadership project would span the remainder of the 2021 / 2022 financial year and would be subsequently proposed for continuation in 2022 / 2023.

 

Ngā tūtohunga

Recommendation/s

That the Aotea / Great Barrier Local Board:

a)      approve the reallocation of $17,000 locally driven initiatives operational expenditure from the 2021 / 2022 natural environment ambassadors project to the new construction and demolition waste leadership project.

Horopaki

Context

11.     On June 22, 2021, the Aotea / Great Barrier Local Board approved its 2021 / 2022 environment work programme (resolution number GBI / 2021 / 73) including the natural environment ambassadors project ($20,000).

12.     The natural environment ambassadors project sought to establish the fixed term roles of natural environment ambassadors to engage with and survey visitors and residents on biodiversity, biosecurity, marine protection, waste minimisation and low carbon topics at key entry points to Aotea / Great Barrier Island.

13.     From July 2021 until November 2021, this project completed:

·    an updated visitor questionnaire developed in collaboration with the natural environment specialist services department

·    updated biosecurity messaging for the Aotea visitor guide developed in collaboration with Destination Great Barrier Island. This guide is sent to accommodation providers annually

·    a key messaging resource for accommodation providers, ready for future delivery

·    an updated ‘Jewels of Aotea Great Barrier Island’ booklet, developed in collaboration with the council’s local communications team

·    training for the ambassadors on community engagement, health and safety and Caulerpa.

14.     Face-to-face interaction was central within this project, but this became a high risk due to COVID-19. Due to the risks and uncertainties created by COVID-19, the project was discontinued in December 2021.

15.     Of the $20,000 allocated for this project, $3,000 has been spent. As a result, there is an underspend for this project of approximately $17,000.

16.     Staff reached out to other divisions and investigated the boards options. These options include reallocating funding to a new or existing project, reallocating funding to local community grants or returning the funding to the Council as savings.

Tātaritanga me ngā tohutohu

Analysis and advice

Options Analysis

17.     Staff have identified four options regarding how the local board can proceed with the $17,000 underspend. The options are:

·    Option A - allocate the funding to the proposed construction and demolition waste leadership project (2021 / 2022) (recommended option)

·    Option B - offer this funding to projects outside of the Infrastructure and Environmental Services work programme

·    Option C - reallocate funding to local community grants

·    Option D - return funding as savings

18.     Staff have considered offering the unspent funds to projects outside of the division (Option B). There has been no indication that other divisions have the capacity to expand their projects to utilise this funding. There is the risk that pursuing this option could result in funding going to a project that cannot be delivered in the short time-frame available.

19.     Reallocating the funding to local community grants (Option C) is not recommended by staff as there may not be a sufficient volume of viable project applications to utilise the entire underspend. Further, there is a risk that applications may not align with local board outcomes or will be pursuing outcomes that are already met by other projects.

20.     Returning the unspent budget as savings (Option D) would add to the Council’s overall budget for the next financial year (2022 / 2023). This option is not recommended, as it would not benefit the Aotea / Great Barrier area.

21.     A summary of the options analysis is provided in Table 1.

Table 1. Summary of options analysis for proceeding with the $17,000 underspend

Option

Delivers on local board plan outcomes

Provides a benefit to Aotea / Great Barrier that is not provided through other means

Ability to deliver in a short time frame

Option A
Reallocate the funding to the proposed construction waste leadership project (2021 / 2022)

High

üü

High

üü

High

üü

Option B
Offer this funding to projects outside of the Infrastructure and Environmental Services work programme

Medium
(uncertain)

ü

Medium
(uncertain)

ü

Low

û

Option C
reallocate funding to local community grants

Medium
(uncertain)

ü

Low

û

Low

û

Option D

Return funding as savings

Very Low

ûû

Very Low

ûû

-    

 

Recommended Option:  Reallocate funding to a new construction waste leadership project for the remainder of the financial year

22.     Staff from Waste Solutions have proposed a new construction and demolition waste leadership project. This project would align with the local board plan outcome to “work with council staff, mana whenua, and the community to find suitable future alternatives for island waste in anticipation of the Claris Landfill closure, and address risk management concerns”.

23.     This project would establish the fixed term role of a construction and demolition waste advisor who would work with builders and developers to improve site practices and minimize waste to landfill. As well as identifying opportunities for reuse and recycling of waste, the waste advisor would link builders, tradespeople, and professionals, to waste minimisation initiatives and drive awareness of waste issues on the island.

24.     Similar projects have been running in the Howick and Upper Harbour Local Board areas with great success in improving site practices on building sites and minimising waste and litter.

25.     Waste Solutions consider this project to be a high priority for local board funding, especially in light of the forthcoming Claris Landfill closure. There is a steady increase in the volume and scale of building development in the local board area. Construction and demolition waste makes up the single greatest waste stream (by both weight and volume) currently being disposed of at the Claris Landfill.

26.     The three areas of focus for this project will be:

a)   developing relationships with all participants in the building sector on Aotea / Great Barrier, ranging from designers, builders, tradespeople, contractors and professionals, through to building control workers

b)   conducting site visits with verbal engagement. Builders onsite will promote the installation of silt and security fences to contain sediment, litter and other materials. They will also promote improved site waste practices, including source separation and solutions for problematic materials, such as polystyrene, to minimise waste

c)   beginning to link stakeholders in the building sector on Aotea to alternative destinations for construction and demolition waste. The successes of builders showing leading or innovative practice will also be promoted and highlighted.

27.     This project aligns with actions 69 and 70 in the Waste Management and Minimisation Plan 2018. It:

·    promotes best practices and celebrates business success in reducing construction and demolition waste

·    works with the construction and demolition industry to identify opportunities for developing markets for materials

·    develops waste brokering services for construction and demolition waste.

28.     The project’s goal is to develop awareness of waste issues and options for the building and construction sector. This will be key to reducing waste on Aotea / Great Barrier.

29.     Aotea Contractors and Anamata have been in discussion with Waste Solutions regarding the project proposal, with Anamata likely to lead the project alongside the project manager. Anamata have someone in mind who is ready to enter the role of waste advisor, and so the project can start immediately after the funding is reallocated.

30.     The Aotea construction and demolition waste leadership project would span the remainder of the 2021 / 2022 financial year and would be subsequently proposed for continuation in 2022 / 2023.


 

Tauākī whakaaweawe āhuarangi

Climate impact statement

31.     Construction and demolition waste, particularly organic components such as timber and cardboard, produce methane when breaking down in landfill. Methane is a potent greenhouse gas and contributes greatly to climate change. Reducing this waste stream going to landfill will reduce the impacts on our climate.

32.     Once Claris Landfill has closed, reducing the amount of waste sent off the island will also reduce the associated carbon dioxide emissions from transport and handling.

Ngā whakaaweawe me ngā tirohanga a te rōpū Kaunihera

Council group impacts and views

33.     The project manager will be working closely with an on-island staff member from Regulatory Services, who already has good connections with the building industry on Aotea / Great Barrier.

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

Local impacts and local board views

Local impacts

34.     The funding for this project will be allocated to a local contractor who will employ a resident living on the island. This will create a paid position (albeit fixed term at this stage) as well as increase overall building experience and capability on the island.

35.     Maximising the volume of material reused on the island will benefit the local economy as fewer new materials will need to be transported to the island.

36.     This project will help to identify potential waste streams that can be processed on the island and return a future economic benefit.

Local board views

37.     A memo informing the Aotea / Great Barrier Local Board of the project proposal was sent out on 3 February 2022, and it was discussed at the 15 February 2022 local board workshop.

Tauākī whakaaweawe Māori

Māori impact statement

38.     This project will align with the guiding principle of kaitiakitanga, which was identified as a priority action by mana whenua and mataawaka during engagement on the Auckland Waste Management and Minimisation Plan. The project will reduce the harm of construction and demolition waste to the environment, actively protecting papatuanuku. It will also decrease the greenhouse gas emissions caused by transporting waste to the mainland.

39.     There will be community engagement but not specifically Māori engagement.

Ngā ritenga ā-pūtea

Financial implications

40.     This project will not require any additional funding over and above the $17,000 to complete during the 2021 / 2022 financial year.

41.     The project manager will apply for approximately $17,000 of funding to continue this project in 2022 / 2023.

Ngā raru tūpono me ngā whakamaurutanga

Risks and mitigations

42.     The risks and mitigations of the reallocating funding to the construction and demolition waste leadership project are provided in Table 2.

Table 2. Risks and mitigations of reallocating funding from the natural environment ambassadors project to the construction and demolition waste leadership project

Risk

Likelihood

Mitigation

The reallocated funding is not spent before the end of the 2021 / 2022 financial year.

Low

The project would be going ahead on the basis that the allocated funds need to be spent before the end of the 2021 / 2022 financial year (before 1 July 2022). Anamata already have someone in mind who is ready to enter the role of waste advisor, and so the project can start immediately after the funding is reallocated.

The project could contribute to the transmission of COVID-19 on Aotea / Great Barrier

Low

The waste advisor and other staff carrying out work on this project will be island residents, so there will be no need for staff to travel to the island from the mainland.

This project will comply with all COVID-19 restrictions. Under the red setting of the COVID-19 Protection framework:

·    in-person engagement and site visits will be socially distanced, and these interactions will generally be outdoors

·    masks will be worn during all interactions

·    advocacy events will be postponed or will take place with a maximum of 25 people in attendance and with 1 metre social distancing.

Lack of awareness or willingness by builders to engage with the project.

Low

Consistent presence will raise profile of problematic waste practices. In early discussions with the builders on the island, Waste Solutions found them to be very supportive and engaged with reducing waste and finding solutions.

Ngā koringa ā-muri

Next steps

43.     Following the local board’s approval of the proposed reallocation, Waste Solutions and Anamata staff will work to develop the programme and materials for this project and begin initial engagement with the construction and demolition and building sector on the island.

44.     Staff will provide project delivery updates to the local board through the regular 2021 / 2022 work programme updates.

Ngā tāpirihanga

Attachments

There are no attachments for this report.    

Ngā kaihaina

Signatories

Author

Nicola Perry - Relationship Coordinator

Authorisers

Barry Potter - Director Infrastructure and Environmental Services

Glenn Boyd - Local Area Manager

 

 


Aotea / Great Barrier Local Board

22 February 2022

 

 

Aotea Great Barrier Village Parks Activation Plan - approval of draft plan for public feedback

File No.: CP2022/00941

 

  

Te take mō te pūrongo

Purpose of the report guidance

1.       To approve the draft Aotea / Great Barrier Village Parks Activation Plan for public consultation.

Whakarāpopototanga matua

Executive summary guidance

2.       We have prepared a draft Aotea / Great Barrier Village Parks Activation Plan (the draft plan) for eight of the settlements on Aotea / Great Barrier Island: Claris, Tryphena, Port Fitzroy, Motairehe, Medlands, Okupu, Okiwi and Whangaparapara.

3.       Preparation of the plan is identified in the 2018/2019 (Resolution GBI/2018/68) and 2019/2020 (Resolution GBI/2019/65) local board work programmes.

4.       Development of the draft plan is consistent with the aspiration in the Aotea / Great Barrier Local Board Plan 2017 that: ‘All our villages have a park and community building that we love and look after, connected by walkways and cycle trails’. The project has spanned two local board plans, it is consistent with the 2020 local board plan.

5.       The draft plan identifies actions to improve the use of local parks and increase public satisfaction with them.

6.       The draft plan is now ready for the community to provide feedback which will assist the local board to identify priorities for investment.

7.       The draft plan identifies several improvements including the provision of park furniture, shelters, solar powered mobile phone recharging stations, picnic tables and tree swings.

8.       The proposed priority project for implementation is a series of pou whenua sited in parks across the island to recognise the relationship between Ngāti Rehua Ngātiwai Ki Aotea, their ancestors and Aotea.

9.       The most significant action proposed in the plan is rerouting Shoal Bay Road at Mulberry Grove along the base of the cliff to better connect the park to the waterfront.

10.     We recommend that the local board approve the draft plan to enable the community to provide feedback in February and March 2022 with a programme designed to seek community feedback in the current red setting of the Covid Protection Framework.

Ngā tūtohunga

Recommendation/s

That the Aotea / Great Barrier Local Board:

a)      approve the draft Aotea / Great Barrier Village Parks Activation Plan (Attachment A) for community engagement during February and March 2022.

 

Horopaki

Context

Background information

11.     In June 2018, the Aotea /Great Barrier Local Board approved the development of a plan to improve and activate local parks (the draft plan) (Resolution GBI/2018/68).

12.     The focus of the draft plan is on local parks in each of the eight main settlements: Claris, Medlands, Motairehe, Okiwi, Okupu, Port Fitzroy, Tryphena and Whangaparapara.

13.     Staff presented a report to the September 2019 meeting of the local board to approve public feedback on the draft plan. The report is attached to this report to give background on the development and content of the draft plan (Attachment B).

14.     Prior to the local board meeting the local board noted the report and recommend staff to hold a further workshop with the incoming board in February 2020 prior to community engagement.

15.     At a local board workshop in February 2020 staff were asked to engage with representatives of Kawa and Motairehe marae to get their input into the plan.

16.     Since then, we have worked with marae representatives and the local board to further develop the draft plan. In July 2021 the Ngāti Rehua-Ngātiwai ki Aotea Trust Board was elected and communication has been had about the overall project which now includes an associated pou whenua proposal aspect.

17.     We have also considered the impact of the council declaring a climate emergency, the Long-term Plan 2021-2031, and an increase in residents living on the island and domestic tourists visiting the island.

18.     This report is seeking approval from the local board to seek public feedback on the draft plan (see Attachment A).

Tātaritanga me ngā tohutohu

Analysis and advice

19.     The actions in the draft plan include:

·        to work with Ngāti Rehua Ngātiwai Ki Aotea to install a series of pou in parks across the motu

·        provide picnic tables including some with solar recharging stations for mobile phones, more seating and shelter at all parks

·        improve use of the flat space for play and informal recreation at Claris

·        re-route Shoal Bay Road along the base of the cliff at Mulberry Grove to reconnect park land either side of the road and create a more cohesive park space

·        install hammocks and tree swings at Okiwi Park

·        work with the Department of Conservation and the Glenfern Trust to create improved connections between Port Fitzroy Wharf, the Landing Reserve and Glenfern Regional Park

·        provide a flying fox at Okupu

·        use bollards or planting in the grass area in front of Whangaparapara Lodge to create a more useable space and to identify this as public land more clearly

·        add more challenging play equipment at Medlands playground.

20.     Ngāti Rehua Ngātiwai Ki Aotea Kaumātua Taumata have requested a series of pou are installed in specific places in parks on the motu. The local board have made this a priority project for implementation.

21.     We have amended the draft plan to include the pou whenua, the covid impacts on the island and budgets, the climate emergency and to reflect the 2020 Local Board Plan.

Community feedback

22.     We intend to seek community feedback on the draft plan for one month starting in late February. The purpose of the engagement will be for the community to identify priority projects for investment in the short and long term.

23.     The Auckland region is currently in the ‘red’ setting in the Covid protection framework, we will attempt to primarily engage with the community through online channels.

24.     We will reconnect with the local schools, promote the plan on social media and in the Barrier Bulletin.

25.     Engagement for the annual plan will be taking place at the same time and we will take the opportunity to get feedback on the plan at the open day for the annual plan.

Tauākī whakaaweawe āhuarangi

Climate impact statement

26.     The following table outlines the priorities in the Auckland Climate Plan and how the draft plan actions support climate change resilience and adaptation.

Auckland Climate Plan priority area

How is this reflected in the draft plan

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Natural environment

·    enhancing ecological corridors through planting.

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·    environmentally sustainable design, including water sensitive design, minimising energy requirements and considering carbon footprint in construction and ongoing maintenance.

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·    aspiration to move Shoal Bay Road away from the coastal edge.

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Communities and coast

·    ensuring decision making responds to the impacts of coastal hazards and are consistent with high–level policies such as the New Zealand Coastal Policy Statement.

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Te Puāwaitanga ō te Tātai

·    enabling mana whenua to express their kaitiakitanga through their contribution to council decision making.

·    collaborating with mana whenua in the design and implementation of native restoration planting.

Ngā whakaaweawe me ngā tirohanga a te rōpū Kaunihera

Council group impacts and views

27.     Council departments and Council Controlled Organisations have provided specialist input into the development of the draft plan including Community Facilities, Parks, Sport and Recreation, Local Board Services, and Auckland Transport.

28.     Parks, Sport and Recreation are currently preparing an accessways and linkages plan for the island. We have worked together on the development of the plans.

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

Local impacts and local board views

Local impacts

29.     Once approved for feedback, the draft plan is intended to convey to the public how the local board intend to invest in Aotea / Great Barrier local parks over the next 10 to 25 years. The public will have the opportunity to provide feedback on the draft plan to assist the local board to identify priorities for investment. The investment priorities will be confirmed when the local board finalise the plan later this year.

Local board views

30.     The local board been closely involved in the development of the draft plan over the past three years through a series of local board workshops and site visits.

Tauākī whakaaweawe Māori

Māori impact statement

31.     We invited mana whenua to be involved in the development of the draft plan. This opportunity was taken up by representatives of Kawa and Motairehe marae. The Ngāti Rehua-Ngātiwai ki Aotea Trust Board has since been elected and have expressed their interest going forward.

32.     Kawa and Motairehe marae representatives identified a project to install a series of pou whenua in local parks across the island to recognise their relationship with the motu. The local board have made this a priority project for implementation.

33.     They provided the following commentary to describe their aspirations to install pou:

“Pou whenua, or Pou, are posts placed strategically on the land or in specific places to acknowledge and represent the relationship between tangata whenua, the people of the land, our tupuna (ancestors) and this environment (taiao) here on Aotea.

Pou are highly significant to us as Tangata Māori and are seen by us as reflecting our heritage and identity which is inextricably to the whenua those pou are placed in. And then, none of these Pou stand on their own, they impact on and influence one another.

Pou have been used for hundreds of years on Aotea as ownership or boundary markers.

Today they enable us as tangata whenua to identify these traditional boundaries, allowing us to continue to provide guidance, guardianship and protection.

The installation of pou will “safeguard our mātauranga Māori while nurturing the innovation, and present/future potential of our artists here on Aotea.

Six locations for pou have been identified, they are Oruawharo (known as Medlands Beach), three are in Tryphena, one at Okupu, one at Whangaparapara and “one more is placed in an area of our Kaumatua Taumata’s choice, with this last one being highly significant and special. This last one will restore the Mauri (lifeforce) of our iwi Ngāti Rehua Ngātiwai Ki Aotea on this motu.”

34.     The pou are to be produced by local artists and are seen as a continuation of the process Noelene Ngawaka started with the pou at Claris airport and will honour that work.

35.     Mana whenua and mataawaka will have the opportunity to provide further feedback on the draft plan.

Ngā ritenga ā-pūtea

Financial implications

36.     The local board allocated $30,000 from its Locally Driven Initiatives budget in the 2018/2019 financial year for the development of this plan.

37.     $16,000 has been carried forward from 2018/2019. The total cost of completing community engagement and finalising the plan is estimated at $6,000.

38.     While we have not yet estimated the full implementation costs, completing all the actions in the plan will require a staged approach and further funding to be allocated by the local board. The extent to which improvements can be implemented will be subject to the availability and allocation of budgets through local board work programmes.

Ngā raru tūpono me ngā whakamaurutanga

Risks and mitigations

39.     Low community interest is a key risk for the plan. The first phase of community engagement had a low number of responses online and at the community drop ins. Staff supplemented the feedback with key stakeholder interviews and workshops at schools with local children.

40.     We will meet with key stakeholders and schools again to ensure we get a good range of feedback.

41.     Aligning community engagement with the annual budget will provide more opportunities for people to provide feedback on the plan. We will need to be careful to define each of the plans to get useful feedback to guide the local board’s decision making.

42.     Another risk is if we are unable to hold face to face consultation events due to COVID-19 restrictions. If there are COVID-19 restrictions we will work with the local board communications and engagement staff to let people know the consultation is happening and make it as easy as possible for people to provide feedback by offering different ways to do this e.g. online events, email.

Ngā koringa ā-muri

Next steps

43.     Subject to approval from the local board, public consultation will start in late February / early March 2022 for one month.

44.     It is anticipated the final plan will be reported to the local board for adoption around May 2022.

 

Ngā tāpirihanga

Attachments

No.

Title

Page

a

Draft Aotea Great Barrier village parks plan

71

b

September 2019 report

113

     

Ngā kaihaina

Signatories

Author

Shyrel Burt - Service and Asset Planning Specialist

Authorisers

Justine Haves - General Manager Regional Services Planning, Investment and Partnership

Glenn Boyd - Local Area Manager

 

 


Aotea / Great Barrier Local Board

22 February 2022

 

 

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Aotea / Great Barrier Local Board

22 February 2022

 

 

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Aotea / Great Barrier Local Board

22 February 2022

 

 

Approval for a change of purpose to a local grant for LG1904-119

File No.: CP2022/00833

 

  

Te take mō te pūrongo

Purpose of the report

1.       To approve a change of purpose for a grant (LG1904-119) awarded to the Great Barrier Island Sports and Social Club Inc.

Whakarāpopototanga matua

Executive summary

2.       A grant was awarded to the Great Barrier Island Sports and Social Club Inc in October of 2018 for $9,400. The purpose of the grant was “Towards the cost of improvements for the conference room at the Great Barrier Island Sports Club”. The total amount of funding was not required in the end and there was an underspend of $2428.73. The club wishes to use this amount to upgrade and improve internet capability at its premises, including at the Claris Conference Centre.

3.       The club plans to use Starlink Satellite Internet which shows it will cost $799 for the hardware and $150 for the shipping and handling. Additional services such as installation costs, cabling, digging and mounts have been included, totalling $2,428.73.

 

Ngā tūtohunga

Recommendation/s

That the Aotea / Great Barrier Local Board:

a)      accept the proposal for the Great Barrier Island Sports and Social Club Inc to use the underspend from grant application LG1904-119 to upgrade internet capability at is premises.

 

Ngā tāpirihanga

Attachments

No.

Title

Page

a

Application Summary - 2018/2019 Great Barrier Island Local Grants, Round One

121

b

Email Support from Steven Kendall, Vice President - Great Barrier Island Sports and Social Club Inc

139

     

Ngā kaihaina

Signatories

Author

James Boyd - Grants Advisor

Authorisers

Pierre Fourie - Grants & Incentives Manager

Glenn Boyd - Local Area Manager

 

 


Aotea / Great Barrier Local Board

22 February 2022

 

 

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Aotea / Great Barrier Local Board

22 February 2022

 

 

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Aotea / Great Barrier Local Board

22 February 2022

 

 

Appointment of a local board representative to the Tū mai Tāonga sub committee

File No.: CP2022/00855

 

  

Te take mō te pūrongo

Purpose of the report

1.       To approve the appointment of a local board representative to the Tū Mai Tāonga sub committee

Whakarāpopototanga matua

Executive summary

2.       Tū Mai Taonga is a collaborative project, which has been established with the support of the north Aotea community, hapū members, the Department of Conservation, Auckland Council, the Aotea / Great Barrier Local Board and the many sanctuaries and conservation projects working on Aotea.

3.       The purpose of the Tū Mai Taonga Project is to protect and restore native species and ecosystems in the Aotea Conservation Park and Northern Aotea through feral cat removal and intensified rat management, with the long-term goal of removing them from the whole of Aotea. This will be delivered in a manner that establishes meaningful and equitable partnerships between mana whenua and the community; creates long term jobs and career paths; and allows the development of new research and landscape – scale operational methodologies that transform the environmental and employment outlook of the Island.

4.       Ngāti Rehua-Ngātiwai ki Aotea Trust (NRNWKAT) will be responsible for the overall governance and direction of the project in order to achieve the purpose, through the establishment of the Tū Mai Tāonga sub committee.

5.       The sub committee shall comprise of six members. Three members (50%) shall be appointed by the NRNWKAT (the Mana Whenua Representatives). Three members (50%) shall be appointed as Aotea community representatives (the Community Representatives).

6.       Of these three Aotea community members, one member shall be appointed by the Aotea / Great Barrier Local Board and shall represent the wider Aotea community. If the member appointed ceases to be a member for any reason, the Local Board shall appoint a replacement as soon as practical.

7.       Note Sue Daly has been appointed to the Tū Mai Tāonga sub committee as an Aotea community representative.

 

Ngā tūtohunga

Recommendation/s

That the Aotea / Great Barrier Local Board:

a)      approve the appointment of Izzy Fordham, Aotea / Great Barrier Local Board Chairperson, as the local board representative on the Tū Mai Tāonga sub committee

 

Ngā tāpirihanga

Attachments

There are no attachments for this report.    

Ngā kaihaina

Signatories

Author

Jacqui Fyers - Senior Local Board Advisor

Authoriser

Glenn Boyd - Local Area Manager

 

 


Aotea / Great Barrier Local Board

22 February 2022

 

 

Ratification of Aotea / Great Barrier Local Board feedback on the Review of Sustainability Measures for New Zealand scallops (SCA 1 & SCA CS) for 2022/23

File No.: CP2022/01017

 

  

Te take mō te pūrongo

Purpose of the report

1.       To ratify feedback from the Aotea / Great Barrier Local Board to the Fisheries New Zealand Review of Sustainability Measures for New Zealand scallops (SCA 1 & SCA CS) for 2022/23.

Whakarāpopototanga matua

Executive summary

2.       Fisheries New Zealand (FNZ) reviews catch limits for selected stocks twice a year. This is consistent with the requirement that FNZ ensures the sustainable use of fisheries resources.

3.       There were six stocks proposed to have their catch limits, allowances, and deemed values reviewed as part of the 1 April 2022 sustainability round.

4.       This consultation opened on 14 December 2021 and closed on 8 February 2022.

5.       One of the six stocks being reviewed was scallops (SCA 1 and SCA CS) located in Northland, Auckland and Coromandel regions. FNZ considered that the current biomass and abundance of scallops in SCA 1 and SCA CS were at levels that do not support sustainable fishing at the current catch limits and allowances.

6.       FNZ have proposed three management options to support a recovery of scallop fisheries. The first option proposed a full closure of both fisheries to recreational and commercial scallop harvest, under section 11 of the Fisheries Act 1996 (the Act), to promote the maximum recovery potential. The two other options used combinations of reduced catch limits with spatial closures and method restrictions to reduce impacts on scallop beds and promote recovery.

7.       Auckland Council did not seek to provide regional feedback to which the local board could append its own views, therefore the Aotea / Great Barrier Local Board sought to provide its own feedback directly.

8.       The submission period, along with the subsequent establishment that there was not to be an Auckland Council regional report seeking local board views, meant that it was not possible to get board approval of the feedback at a business meeting.

9.       On 8 February 2022, the local board utilised the Chair and Deputy Chair urgent decision approval delegation (GBI/2020/24) to submit feedback directly to FNZ noting support for option one of a full closure to both commercial and recreational scallop harvest to promote maximum recovery (Attachment A).

Ngā tūtohunga

Recommendation/s

That the Aotea / Great Barrier Local Board:

a)      ratify feedback submitted to the Fisheries New Zealand Review of Sustainability Measures for New Zealand scallops (SCA 1 & SCA CS) for 2022/23, through the approved Chair and Deputy Chair delegation on 8 February 2022 (Attachment A of the report).

 

Ngā tāpirihanga

Attachments

No.

Title

Page

a

Aotea / Great Barrier Local Board letter to Fisheries New Zealand regarding 2022 Sustainability Review

145

     

Ngā kaihaina

Signatories

Author

Jacqui Fyers - Senior Local Board Advisor

Authoriser

Glenn Boyd - Local Area Manager

 

 


Aotea / Great Barrier Local Board

22 February 2022

 

 

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Aotea / Great Barrier Local Board

22 February 2022

 

 

Auckland’s Water Strategy

File No.: CP2022/00897

 

  

Te take mō te pūrongo

Purpose of the report

1.       To seek local board feedback on the Auckland Water Strategy framework before it is recommended for adoption by the Environment and Climate Change Committee.

Whakarāpopototanga matua

Executive summary

2.       The Water Strategy sets a vision for Tāmaki Makaurau / Auckland’s waters and provides strategic direction for investment and action across the Auckland Council group.

3.       The vision of the Water Strategy is: te mauri o te wai o Tāmaki Makaurau, the life-sustaining capacity of Auckland’s water, is protected and enhanced.

4.       Local boards have previously provided feedback on the 2019 public discussion document (Our Water Future - Tō Tātou Wai Ahu Ake Nei), and this was considered in the development of the Auckland Water Strategy. Local board feedback is now being sought on the draft Auckland Water Strategy framework.

5.       The core content for the Auckland Water Strategy framework was endorsed at the Environment and Climate Change Committee on the 2nd of December 2021 (ECC/2021/44). The content is now being drafted into a final document and will be brought to the Environment and Climate Change Committee for consideration and adoption in March 2022.

6.       Staff workshopped the framework with the Environment and Climate Change Committee and local board chairpersons throughout September-November 2021. The chairpersons received explanatory memos and supporting material ahead of workshops. Feedback during those workshops shaped the core content adopted at committee in December 2021.

7.       Refer to Attachment A to the agenda report for the core content of the Auckland Water Strategy framework.

 

Ngā tūtohunga

Recommendation/s

That the Aotea / Great Barrier Local Board:

a)      provide feedback on the eight strategic shifts of the Water Strategy framework:

i)       Te Tiriti Partnership

ii)       Empowered Aucklanders

iii)      Sustainable Allocation and Equitable Access

iv)      Regenerative Water Infrastructure

v)      Water Security

vi)      Integrated Land use and Water Planning

vii)     Restoring and Enhancing Water Ecosystems

viii)    Pooling Knowledge.

 

Horopaki

Context

8.       The Auckland Council group has a broad role in delivering water outcomes:

·       Auckland Council provides storm water infrastructure and services; resource management regulation, consenting, monitoring, and compliance for effects on fresh water and coastal water; and research, reporting, policy, and strategy functions

·       Watercare provides drinking water and wastewater infrastructure and services

·       Auckland Transport influences land use and the storm water network. The transport network is Auckland’s largest public realm asset and investment.

9.       The Auckland Council (the Water Strategy) project began as a response to the 2017 Section 17A Value for Money review of three waters[1] delivery across the council group. The review recommended the council produces a three waters strategy. The scope of the water strategy was subsequently expanded to incorporate other water related responsibilities, outcomes, and domains (e.g. natural waterbodies, groundwater, coastal waters, etc).

10.     A discussion document (Our Water Future - Tō Tātou Wai Ahu Ake Nei) was consulted on in 2019. The purpose of this document was to elicit community views on the future of Auckland’s waters and how the council should be planning for these in its water strategy.

11.     This process established a high-level vision for Auckland’s waters, ‘te Mauri o te Wai o Tāmaki Makaurau - the life-sustaining capacity of Auckland’s water - is protected and enhanced’, and presented key values, issues and principles that were designed to inform strategy development. Actions and targets were not discussed. Strategic direction, actions and targets have been identified as part of the subsequent strategy development.

12.     The Water Strategy sets a vision for Auckland’s waters and provides strategic direction for investment and action across the council group. The council has developed the strategy drawing on:

·     relevant legislation and central government direction

·     the council’s strategies, policies and plans, and guidance including:

The Auckland Plan 2050 - includes high-level approaches for how we can prioritise the health of water in Auckland by adopting a te ao Māori approach to protecting our waters; adapting to a changing water future; developing Aucklanders’ stewardship; restoring our damaged environments; protecting our significant water bodies; and using Auckland’s growth to achieve better water outcomes.

Te Tāruke-ā-Tāwhiri Auckland's Climate Action Plan - acknowledges that climate change will mean a changing water future and identifies integrated, adaptive planning approaches and water-sensitive design as key enablers of a climate-ready Tāmaki Makaurau / Auckland.

·        the council’s Three Waters Value for Money (s17A) Review 2017

·        the Our Water Future - Tō Tātou Wai Ahu Ake Nei discussion document framework and feedback from local boards, community and mana whenua from 2019

·        individual iwi engagement and Tāmaki Makaurau Mana Whenua Forum engagement in 2021

·        internal staff engagement during 2020-2021

·        the Water Sensitive Cities Index and benchmarking in 2021.

13.     The intent of the Water Strategy is that the council fulfils its obligations to identify and plan for future challenges across its broad range of functions that affect water outcomes. These challenges are:

·     protecting and enhancing the health of waterbodies and their ecosystems

·     delivering three-waters services at the right time, in the right place, at the right scale, as the city grows

·     having enough water for people now and in the future

·     reducing flood and coastal inundation risk over time

·     water affordability for Aucklanders

·     improving how the council works with its treaty partners

·     improving how the council organises itself to achieve these outcomes.

14.     The Water Strategy is intended to guide decision-making to 2050. Staff have therefore considered Tāmaki Makaurau’s broader context over the life of the strategy including:

·     land use change, as driven by population growth in particular

·     mitigating and adapting to climate change

·     partnership approach with mana whenua

·     growing iwi capacity and further settlements that will affect governance structures

·     technological change.

15.     Council has also considered the direction from central government to deliver management of freshwater, land use and development in catchments in an integrated and sustainable way to avoid, remedy or mitigate adverse effects, including cumulative effects[2].

Central Government Three Waters Reform

16.     The Water Strategy has been developed during a period of significant uncertainty for the council group. Central government has recently indicated that participation in the proposed Three Waters Reforms will be mandated in the planned enabling legislation. The reforms would move management of three waters assets to a new inter-regional entity. Economic regulation is also planned.

17.     While the final form of the proposed structures is not known, it is important to understand that the proposed reform would not affect all areas of delivery for the Water Strategy. Council would retain its:

·     core role as environmental regulator

·     core role as regulatory planning authority

·     core treaty partnership role for local government

·     core role to engage and be the voice for Auckland communities

·     management of the council group’s own water consumption (towards consumption targets).

18.     The Water Strategy provides strategic direction to the council group. Over the next few years, as the shape and impacts of proposed reform become clearer, the council would use the strategy in appropriate ways to provide direction to any processes that arise. This strategy would become council’s position on the aims and outcomes sought from any new entity. 

Tātaritanga me ngā tohutohu

Analysis and advice

19.     The purpose of this report is to provide local boards with an opportunity to feedback on the Auckland Water Strategy framework before it is finalised and recommended for adoption by the Environment and Climate Change Committee.

The Water Strategy Framework

20.     The Water Strategy framework sets a vision for the future (previously adopted in 2019), a foundational partnership and eight key strategic shifts to guide change. The vision of the Water Strategy is: te mauri o te wai o Tāmaki Makaurau, the life-sustaining capacity of Auckland’s water, is protected and enhanced.

21.     The framework articulates Auckland’s context, challenges, aims, and required actions. The framework is designed to make implementation steps clear for council to track progress and so that communities and partners can hold council accountable to progress over time.

22.     The framework consists of:

·     vision

·     treaty context

·     challenges

·     cross-cutting themes

·     strategic shifts and associated aims and actions

·     implementation.

23.     The diagram below shows the Auckland Water Strategy Framework. Refer to Attachment A for the core content of the Auckland Water Strategy framework, including the aims and actions associated with each strategic shift.

 

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Vision: te mauri o te wai o Tāmaki Makaurau, the life-sustaining capacity of Auckland’s water, is protected and enhanced

24.     Auckland’s vision for the future is ‘te mauri o te wai o Tāmaki Makaurau, the life-sustaining capacity of Auckland’s waters, is protected and enhanced’.

25.     The Water Strategy vision describes Tāmaki Makaurau’s desired long-term future and will guide council decision-making over time towards that agreed goal. The vision outlines a future for Tāmaki Makaurau where the region’s waters are healthy, thriving, and treasured. This vision also describes a future where the deep connections between water, the environment and people are recognised and valued.

26.     The mauri – the life sustaining capacity – of water is a fundamentally intuitive concept.  It is something all Aucklanders can appreciate. There is a qualitative difference that is readily felt and sensed when walking alongside a healthy waterbody compared to a waterbody that has been channelled, polluted, or piped, for example.

27.     The Our Water Future public discussion document received strong support for the vision. In the document, the vision was explained as:

·    special to this place (Auckland)

·    recognising the vital relationship between our water and our people

·    recognising the role of mana whenua as kaitiaki within the region

·    representing values that can unify us in our actions

·    setting a long-term aspiration for the way we take care of our waters.

28.     The council set a long-term aspiration for Auckland when it adopted this vision in 2019. An aspiration for a future in which:

a)    Aucklanders are able to swim in, and harvest from, our rivers, estuaries and harbours.

b)    Life in and sustained by water is thriving.

c)    Everyone has access to enough water of the appropriate quality to meet their needs.

29.     Adopting this vision recognised that addressing Auckland’s water issues and challenges over time requires a bold vision and new ways of working together with council’s treaty partners and communities. The vision signals a greater recognition of a Māori worldview, of environmental limits and interconnectedness of people and environment.

30.     The vision is also consistent with council’s obligations and aspirations, as well as central government direction. For example,

·     the purpose of local government is to take a sustainable development approach to the broad role of promoting the four well-beings

·     the purpose of the Resource Management Act is sustainable management of natural and physical resources in ways that enables the four well-beings

·     Te Mauri o te Wai aligns with te Mana o te Wai in the National Policy Statement – Freshwater Management 2020 (NPS-FM), which provides for local expression

·     the Auckland Plan directs council to ‘Apply a Māori worldview to treasure and protect our natural environment (taonga tuku iho)’

·     mauri is embedded in the Auckland Unitary Plan

·     the Our Water Future public discussion document introduced the vision of te mauri o te wai o Tāmaki Makaurau and applying a Māori world view

·     Te mauri o te wai is referenced in the council’s 2021 Infrastructure Strategy.

Over-arching challenges

31.     The intent of the Water Strategy is that the council fulfils its obligations to identify and plan for future challenges across its broad range of functions that affect water outcomes. Tāmaki Makaurau faces several overarching challenges that inform the strategic direction set by the Water Strategy. These are:

·     protecting and enhancing the health of waterbodies and their ecosystems

·     delivering three-waters services at the right time, in the right place, at the right scale, as the city grows

·     having enough water for people now and in the future

·     reducing flood and coastal inundation risk over time

·     affordability for Aucklanders

·     improving how the council works with its treaty partners

·     improving how the council organises itself.

32.     Attachment A provides a more detailed description of each over-arching challenge.

Treaty Context

33.     Māori have enduring rights and interests related to water as a taonga and as indigenous peoples. These rights are affirmed under Te Tiriti o Waitangi/the Treaty of Waitangi and international law. 

34.     Auckland Council is committed to meeting its statutory Te Tiriti o Waitangi/Treaty of Waitangi responsibilities. The council recognises these responsibilities are distinct from the Crown’s treaty obligations and fall within a local government Tāmaki Makaurau / Auckland context. Like the council, mana whenua are long-term contributors to water outcomes.

35.     This section within the framework acknowledges that the treaty provides the context for partnership between council and mana whenua for the protection, management, and enhancement of water.

Cross-cutting themes

36.     In addition to over-arching challenges, there are cross-cutting themes that inform the council’s strategic approach in the Water Strategy. The cross-cutting themes must be accounted for as the actions in the strategy are delivered.

Climate Change

37.     Water and climate change are intrinsically linked. The twin challenges of mitigation and adaptation have been integrated within the strategy.

Equity

38.     The Auckland Plan 2050 describes sharing prosperity with all Aucklanders as a key challenge now and for the future. Auckland has equitable access to water supply and sanitation and performs well against international peers; however, there are areas for improvement that are captured in the strategy. Other equity issues such as flood protection and access to blue-green space for recreation are also considered within the strategy.

Strategic Shifts

39.     The Water Strategy framework includes eight overarching strategic shifts. Each strategic shift is intended to represent long-term change in the council’s approach towards a stated aim. To achieve this, each strategic shift has associated actions with indicative implementation timings identified. Shifts are designed so that the council can add actions over time to the framework as progress is made.

40.     The strategic shifts were arrived at by considering the changes that the council must make to respond to the challenges and cross-cutting themes above, as well as responding to the water sensitive cities benchmarking undertaken. Actions were developed and grouped according to council functions so that they might be more easily implemented by areas in the council group.

Table one: Water Strategy Strategic Shifts and Associated Aims

Strategic shift

Aim

Te Tiriti Partnership

The council and mana whenua working together in agreed ways on agreed things.

The council and mana whenua iwi are partners in the protection, management, and enhancement of water.

Empowering Aucklanders

Working with Aucklanders for better water outcomes.

Aucklanders are empowered to shape decisions about and are prepared for our changing water future.

Regenerative Water Infrastructure

Auckland’s water infrastructure is regenerative, resilient, low carbon, and increases the mauri of water. It’s able to be seen and understood by Aucklanders.

 

Regenerative infrastructure systems enhance the life-sustaining capacity of water (mauri).

Sustainable Allocation and Equitable Access

Prioritising mauri when using water, to sustain the environment and people in the long term.

 

When the council allocates water from the natural environment, water use is sustainable, and considers the health and wellbeing of ecosystems and people.

Water Security

Water abundance and security for growing population through efficient use and diverse sources.

Auckland captures, uses, and recycles water efficiently so that everyone has access to enough water of the appropriate quality to meet their needs.

Integrated Land use and Water Planning

Integrating land use and water planning at a regional, catchment and site scale.

Water and its life-sustaining capacity is a central principle in land management and planning decisions.

Restoring and Enhancing Water Ecosystems

Catchment-based approaches to the health of water ecosystems.

Auckland has thriving and sustainable natural water ecosystems that support life, food gathering and recreation.

Pooling Knowledge

Shared understanding enabling better decisions for our water future.

Auckland has the knowledge about water needed to make good quality, timely, and strategic decisions about water.

Implementation

41.     Successfully delivering on the vision and integrated aims of the Water Strategy will require a coordinated and sustained approach to delivery across the council group.

42.     The Water Strategy sets out a range of actions to be implemented over time for the council group. The actions fall within two broad timeframes: near term (year one and years one – three) and medium term (years four – ten). Near term actions are prescriptive and specific. Medium term actions are more illustrative and require further development to implement successfully.

43.     To implement the Water Strategy, the council will need:

·    to take a consistent, sustained approach to putting te mauri o te wai at the centre of council group planning and investment decisions and action

·    the skills and capacity to deliver on the water strategy, legislative requirements, and partnership relationships

·    a strong culture of holistic planning, action, reporting and post-implementation review that feeds back into adaptive planning processes

·    clarity of the roles and responsibilities across the council group, with all teams directed and accountable for their role and function

·    to give mana whenua clear sight of the council’s work on water and enable participation/direction.

44.     Changes required to give effect to the implementation of the strategy include:

·     appoint Executive Lead Team Water Lead (complete)

·     Water Strategy programme implementation coordinator

·     coordinated workforce planning to fill gaps and changing needs

·     update investment prioritisation criteria to reflect the Water Strategy

·     council reporting on te mauri o te wai

·     integrated Asset Investment and Asset Management Planning, with an independent audit process.

Central government context

45.     The Water Strategy considers and responds to current and expected direction from central government to:

·     deliver management of freshwater, land use and development in catchments in an integrated and sustainable way

·     a strengthening of the partnership between the council and mana whenua in environmental management goal setting and decision-making frameworks

·     the inclusion of Te Mana o Te Wai in the Auckland Unitary Plan

·     a switch from an individual activity effects-based assessment (under the Resource Management Act 1991) to a more holistic limits-based approach, reflecting the need to better manage cumulative effects on water bodies

·     an expectation of stronger enforcement of regulatory environmental obligations through policy effectiveness reporting (feedback loops between policy and actions) and improved compliance monitoring and enforcement reporting.

Tauākī whakaaweawe āhuarangi

Climate impact statement

46.     Water and climate change are intrinsically linked. Climate change is a cross cutting theme of the Water Strategy (along with equity). The twin challenges of mitigation and adaptation were integrated into the strategy’s core content as it was developed.

47.     Climate change will have wide-ranging implications for the issues raised in the Water Strategy, including:

·   influencing demand for water use

·   affecting water availability of a given water source over time

·   increasing flood and coastal inundation hazard risk to life and property.

48.     Improving our mitigation of and resilience to these impacts via the approaches described in the Water Strategy aligns with council’s existing goals and work programmes for climate action.

49.     The physical impacts of climate change will have implications both for water management (including Māori water rights) in Auckland, and for related issues such as energy supply, social welfare, food security, and Māori land.

50.     Water infrastructure has significant embodied carbon emissions. The regenerative water infrastructure strategic shift sets the council on a path to zero or low emissions water infrastructure.

51.     The projected impacts of climate change on Auckland’s aquatic environments, and the associated risks, are detailed in two key report series: the Auckland Region Climate Change Projections and Impacts[3] and the Climate Change Risk in Auckland technical report series[4].

Ngā whakaaweawe me ngā tirohanga a te rōpū Kaunihera

Council group impacts and views

52.     There is broad agreement across the council group that better integration in water-related matters is needed, and that improvements in investment and decision-making processes are possible.

53.     Staff have worked across the council group to develop the Water Strategy’s core content through working groups, workshops, and review of material.

54.     The strategic shifts and actions in the Water Strategy represent significant change in the way that the council group approaches water-related challenges and opportunities in Auckland. In time, the way that staff work and the tools they have available will change. Greater and more coordinated oversight of resources that are used to deliver water outcomes is essential.

55.     The Water Strategy embeds concepts like mauri and water-sensitive design into council’s approach going forward. These actions require careful, considered partnership with mana whenua to create new frameworks that will guide decision-making. Coordinated education and upskilling programmes for staff will be needed to enable successful implementation.

56.     Of note is the action to implement a council group knowledge governance framework for water. This will mean review and redesign of processes governing the production of knowledge; how council mobilises knowledge for different users and uses; and how council promotes the use of knowledge.

57.     The framework will help facilitate a culture change across the council group, encouraging the sharing of knowledge across departments and organisations, and better connecting teams in the ownership of knowledge and insights.

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

Local impacts and local board views

58.     Local boards have a strong interest and role in improving water outcomes across Auckland and currently fund many local projects focused on restoration of local waterways.

59.     Staff workshopped the Water Strategy framework, including each strategic shift and associated aims and actions, with the Environment and Climate Change Committee and local board chairpersons September to November 2021. The chairpersons received explanatory memos and supporting material ahead of workshops. Feedback during those workshops shaped the core content adopted at committee in December 2021.

60.     Previous local board feedback informed development of the Water Strategy. Staff held workshops with all local boards in late 2018 on the Our Water Future – Tō Tātou Wai Ahu Ake Nei discussion document and sought their feedback through formal business meetings. Local board resolutions were provided to the Environment and Community Committee in December 2018 (ENV/2018/168) when the discussion document was approved for public consultation.

61.     During public engagement, local boards hosted many of the Have Your Say consultation events and helped to ensure local views were fed into the feedback. This feedback has been an input to the development of the strategy. There was broad support for the vision, values, issues, processes and principles presented in the discussion document. The Environment and Climate Change Committee adopted the framework as the basis for developing the Auckland water strategy.

62.     Key themes from local board engagement are presented below. Staff have designed the strategic shifts and actions to address these key themes – these are noted in italics:

i)     A desire to improve engagement with local communities and deliver targeted education programmes – Empowering Aucklanders strategic shift.

ii)    Recognising water is a limited resource, that access to water is a human right and supply must be allocated fairly – Water Security and Sustainable Allocation and Equitable Access strategic shifts.

A need to improve the diminishing water quality of local water bodies including urban streams, gulfs and harbours – Restoring and Enhancing water ecosystems strategic shift.

iii)   A need to carefully manage urban development and take up opportunities to embed water-sensitive design - Integrated Land use and Water Planning strategic shift.

iv)   A need for proactive monitoring and enforcement, supported by a robust and transparent evidence base – Pooling Knowledge strategic shift.

63.     Feedback on several water-related topics that were not part of the discussion document’s scope was also received from local boards. This included water infrastructure, the importance of future proofing our assets, incorporating sustainable options such as greywater reuse and roof collection, and the management of contaminant run-off and stormwater discharges.

64.     Staff considered these important issues and they have been incorporated into the strategy – see Regenerative Water Infrastructure strategic shift.

Tauākī whakaaweawe Māori

Māori impact statement

65.     Every iwi and hapū has associations with particular waterbodies[5] that are reflected in their whakapapa, waiata, and whaikōrero tuku iho (stories of the past). Protecting the health and mauri of our freshwater ecosystems is fundamental to providing for the food, materials, customary practices, te reo Māori, and overall well-being of iwi and hapū.

66.     Engagement with Māori that has informed this work includes:

·    Mana Whenua Kaitiaki Forum Guidance to the Water Strategy 2019

·    submissions to the Our Water Future Public Discussion Document 2019

·    Te Pou Taiao engagement throughout 2021

·    individual engagement with iwi partners 2021 including face-to-face hui.

67.     Refer to Our Water Future: Report on Māori response to Auckland Council Water Strategy consultation for further information on the submissions of Māori who responded to public discussion document consultation. Key themes from Māori engagement are presented below. Staff have designed the strategic shifts and actions to address these key themes – these are noted in italics:

i)     Māori are committed to the maintenance of the mauri of water and they want to be a part of the conversation – Te Tiriti Partnership and Empowering Aucklanders strategic shifts.

ii)   Awareness/Education (concerns for peoples’ priorities, climate change has arrived – inevitable there will be changing water patterns) – Empowering Aucklanders strategic shift.

iii)   Water sovereignty (should be allowed water tanks on our properties) – Water Security strategic shift.

iv)  Reciprocity (look after our environment it will continue to look after us) – Restore and Enhance Water Ecosystems, Sustainable Allocation and Equitable Access and Regenerative Water Infrastructure strategic shifts.

Ngā ritenga ā-pūtea

Financial implications

68.     Implementing the proposed Water Strategy actions will have budgetary implications in time.  Cost scenarios have not been undertaken for the actions as this is work that is required as the group works through the implementation of the strategy.  Most actions do not commit the council group to a singular solution, but rather to investigate options and their associated cost within the action, for subsequent decision making.  From a cost perspective it is expected that the actions associated with each strategic shift will be possible through:

·     providing clear strategic direction to improve current processes (no new spend)

·     redirecting current spend to higher priority activity aligned to strategic direction

·     new spend, prioritised through council processes (i.e. Annual Budget and Long-Term Plan/10-year Budget).

69.     Over the next 30 years, the council expects to spend approximately $85 billion on infrastructure for three waters alone (capital and operational expenditure). There is considerable scope to align that spend to the vision of the water strategy.

70.     Where actions do require additional spend, such spend must be considered through council’s Annual Plan and Long-term Plan/10-year Budget processes. Additional spend would not be limited to three waters infrastructure and services and would include all council group functions related to water outcomes.

71.     It is also noted that central government’s messaging for its Three Waters Reform programme suggests the proposed new water entities may have access to greater lending facilities. This would presumably impact delivery of three waters infrastructure and services in Auckland, some of which would relate to the proposed Water Strategy’s strategic shifts and associated actions.

Ngā raru tūpono me ngā whakamaurutanga

Risks and mitigations

72.     The recommendation requesting local board views does not present a risk.

73.     The risks and mitigations listed below relate to the Environment and Climate Change Committee’s decision to adopt the Water Strategy.

Risk

Assessment

Mitigation/Control measures

Insufficient or inconsistent implementation of the strategy

Medium risk

Poor coordination is a key driver for the strategy and implementation must respond to this reality.

The Strategy needs buy-in across the council leadership and consistent political leadership to ensure coherent implementation.

Staff with responsibilities for shifts and actions have been engaged in the development of the strategy.

A Water Strategy programme implementation coordinator will provide support to implementation.

 

Central government reform: if established, a new three waters entity disregards strategic intent of Water Strategy

High risk

 

The council should use the Water Strategy to assist in articulating the long-term aims for water in Auckland. The Strategy may also be useful to guide discussions during any transition process.

Ngā koringa ā-muri

Next steps

74.     The Water Strategy final document and will be brought to Environment and Climate Change Committee for consideration and adoption in March 2022.

75.     A high-level implementation plan for the Water Strategy, with action-owners, will accompany the final document.

76.     The actions related to each strategic shift may require further refinement and the core content will require editing appropriate for an external-facing document. A workshop of the Environment and Climate Change Committee on actions and the draft strategy will be scheduled prior to the Water Strategy document being presented to Environment and Climate Change Committee for adoption. Local board chairpersons will be invited to that workshop.

 

Ngā tāpirihanga

Attachments

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Title

Page

a

Water Strategy Core Content

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Ngā kaihaina

Signatories

Author

Toby Shephard - Lead Strategist

Authorisers

Carol Hayward - Team Leader Operations and Policy

Louise Mason – General Manager Local Board Services

Jacques Victor – General Manager Auckland Plan Strategy and Research

Glenn Boyd - Local Area Manager

 

 


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Aotea / Great Barrier Local Board

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Proposed Auckland Council submission on the Kia kaha ake te tiakina o ngā puna wai-inu/Improving the protection of drinking-water sources: Resource Management (National Environmental Standards four sources of Human Drinking Water) Regulations 2007

File No.: CP2022/01435

 

  

Te take mō te pūrongo

Purpose of the report

1.       To seek Local Board feedback to inform a council-wide submission on the proposed amendments to the Kia kaha ake te tiakina o ngā puna wai-inu / Improving the protection of drinking-water sources: Resource Management (National Environmental Standards for Sources of Human Drinking Water) Regulations 2007 consultation document (NES-DW).

Whakarāpopototanga matua

Executive summary

2.       The objectives of proposed amendments to the NES-DW are to strengthen and align national direction (including with the Water Services Act 2021) for protection and management of source water.

3.       Given the regional and operational implications of these regulations to the supply of Drinking Water services and managing the impacts of activities on water sources, Auckland Council’s submission on this application is being considered through the Planning Committee on 3 March 2022.

4.       Local Board feedback will help inform a council wide submission drawing on a request for input from mana whenua, and other technical staff evaluation and input.

 

Ngā tūtohunga

Recommendation/s

That the Aotea / Great Barrier Local Board:

a)      provide feedback to inform a council-wide submission on the proposed amendments to the Kia kaha ake te tiakina o ngā puna wai-inu / Improving the protection of drinking-water sources: Resource Management (National Environmental Standards for Sources of Human Drinking Water) Regulations 2007 consultation document (NES-DW).

 

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Context

5.       The objectives of proposed amendments to the NES-DW are to strengthen and align national direction (including with the Water Services Act) for protection and management of source waters.

6.       The proposed amendments to the NES-DW are technical in nature, but aim to improve water quality by improving:

·   how at-risk source water areas are delineated by establishing scientifically derived methodology for mapping source water risk management areas

·   how activities that pose risks to source water are regulated or managed by ensuring higher-risk activities are managed either through more stringent controls or direction where necessary, or through consistent consideration of source water effects, and

·   protecting all registered water supplies by allowing the NES-DW to cover the same supplies as the Water Services Act (i.e. all water suppliers other than domestic self-suppliers).

7.       The proposed amendments to the NES-DW are part of a package of work to improve drinking water standards as encompassed by the government’s wider Three Waters review, as well as in response to the Havelock North Enquiry following an outbreak of gastroenteritis from the town’s water supply in 2016. The Havelock North Enquiry identified various issues with the regulatory regime, including ‘significant problems’ with the NES-DW. The current NES-DW came into effect in 2007.

8.       The following diagram highlights the range of instruments that form the regulatory framework for protecting drinking water (source: NES-DW discussion document).

Diagram

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9.       Public consultation on the consultation document closes on 6 March 2022.

Tātaritanga me ngā tohutohu

Analysis and advice

10.     The council’s submission will assess the proposed amendments to the NES-DW against current priorities for managing source water and delivering drinking water services across the Auckland region. This will include current and future planning objectives within the Auckland Unitary Plan, management of land use activities through consenting processes, and operational priorities for the delivery of drinking water services.

11.     The discussion document aligns with several other recent and/or ongoing regulatory reforms, including:

·   instruments under the Essential freshwater package, including National Policy Statement for Freshwater Management 2020 (NPS-FM), National Environment Standards for Freshwater 2020, and section 360 regulations for Stock Exclusion

·   Water Services Act 2021

·   Resource Management Act reform

·   Three Waters reform

12.     The council’s submission will seek alignment between the above instruments wherever possible. However, until the draft wording for the proposed NES-DW is released, it is difficult to highlight exact areas where the proposals may come into conflict with other legislative instruments.

13.     Managing rivers, lakes and aquifers, and land uses that may affect water quality or quantity, is the responsibility of regional councils under the Resource Management Act 1991 (RMA). Activities that may affect source water include discharges of contaminants into the environment, such as from wastewater management, other water sources, damming and diverting water flows, works in riverbeds, earthworks, and drilling into aquifers.

14.     These activities can increase the likelihood of contaminants, such as bacteria (including pathogens), chemicals, sediment, and other substances, entering the water body. These risks often go unrecognised, especially contamination of groundwater in aquifers.

15.     Water treatment is intended to remove or treat contaminants to acceptable levels for drinking, but not all contaminants can be addressed, and treatment can be costly. Activities that may introduce contaminants to source water pose a risk that needs to be appropriately managed.

Additional documents

16.     The Kia kaha ake te tiakina o ngā puna wai-inu / Improving the protection of drinking-water sources: Resource Management (National Environmental Standards for Sources of Human Drinking Water) Regulations 2007 consultation document can be found online here:

https://environment.govt.nz/assets/publications/nes-dw-consultation-document.pdf

 

Tauākī whakaaweawe āhuarangi

Climate impact statement

17.     The decision to submit on the proposed amendments will not alter emissions or alter our adaptation to the impacts of climate change.

Ngā whakaaweawe me ngā tirohanga a te rōpū Kaunihera

Council group impacts and views

18.     Internal staff views are being sought across the following council divisions:

·        Chief Planning Office (Plans and Places, Auckland Plan Strategy and Research)

·        Regulatory Services

·        Infrastructure and Environmental Services (Environmental Services)

·        Customer and Community Services

·        Council Controlled Organizations (Watercare and Auckland Transport).

19.     Positive or negative impacts on council activities will be assessed.

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

Local impacts and local board views

20.     Local board feedback is being sought on proposed amendments to the Kia kaha ake te tiakina o ngā puna wai-inu / Improving the protection of drinking-water sources: Resource Management (National Environmental Standards for Sources of Human Drinking Water) Regulations 2007 consultation document (NES-DW) to inform a council-wide submission through the Planning Committee.

21.     The NES-DW, when it comes into effect, will require updates to the Auckland Unitary Plan and regional planning and consenting decisions that local boards may be asked to provide future input on. Ongoing impacts to local boards decision making (when the NES-DW is brought into effect) may include additional regulatory requirements for some management activities on public land (such as parks) which fall within a Source Water Risk Management Area (SWRMA).

Tauākī whakaaweawe Māori

Māori impact statement

22.     National environmental standards cannot require direct participation of iwi/Māori in their implementation because this would necessitate larger RMA revisions. Measures such as the NPS-FM, on the other hand, require regional councils to actively incorporate tangata whenua in freshwater management and decision-making, either through authority transfers or delegations, or through joint management agreements. Iwi and hapu are likely to get more involved in freshwater issues as a result of the NPS-FM. As the NES-DW will be built to work within the larger NPS-FM framework, the NPS-requirements FM's should be carried over to the NES-DW.

23.     Staff are seeking views from mana whenua. A memo has been sent to mana whenua representatives across the Auckland region seeking their feedback.

24.     The proposed amendments to the NES-DW are not intended to affect Treaty settlements and arrangements. Officials have not identified any proposed changes that are inconsistent with resource management arrangements or rights established by specific Treaty settlement legislation.

Ngā ritenga ā-pūtea

Financial implications

25.     The decision to submit on the proposed application will not have a financial impact on the Auckland Council group.

Ngā raru tūpono me ngā whakamaurutanga

Risks and mitigations

26.     There may be a potential reputational risk for council in either supporting or opposing the application. To address this risk, our approach is to be objective and evaluate the proposal on both the merits and any potential impacts of the proposal.

Ngā koringa ā-muri

Next steps

27.     The deadline for local board feedback is Tuesday 22 February 2022.

28.     Auckland Council staff, led by Natural Environment Strategy, will be presenting to the Planning Committee on 3 March 2022.

29.     A final council submission on the proposed application is expected to be submitted prior to the closing date of 6 March 2022.

 

Ngā tāpirihanga

Attachments

There are no attachments for this report.     

Ngā kaihaina

Signatories

Author

Jacob van der Poel – Advisor, Policy and Operations

Authorisers

Carol Hayward – Team Leader Operations and Policy

Louise Mason – General Manager – Local Board Services

Glenn Boyd - Local Area Manager

 

 


Aotea / Great Barrier Local Board

22 February 2022

 

 

Proposed Auckland Council submission on the Hākaimangō-Matiatia Marine Reserve application

File No.: CP2022/01267

 

  

Te take mō te pūrongo

Purpose of the report

1.       To seek Local Board feedback to inform a council-wide submission through the Environment and Climate Change Committee on the proposed Hākaimangō-Matiatia Marine Reserve application to Department of Conservation (DOC).

Whakarāpopototanga matua

Executive summary

2.       Friends of the Hauraki Gulf Incorporated have lodged an application to DOC for a proposed marine reserve northwest of Waiheke Island (Hākaimangō-Matiatia).

3.       Given the regional implications of significant marine protection initiatives at any one location, Auckland Council’s submission on this application is being considered through the Environment & Climate Committee on 10 March 2022. The Natural Environment Strategy Unit is leading this work.

4.       Local Board feedback will help inform a council wide submission drawing on a request for input from mana whenua, and other technical staff evaluation and input.

 

Ngā tūtohunga

Recommendation/s

That the Aotea / Great Barrier Local Board:

a)      provide feedback to inform a council-wide submission through the Environment and Climate Change Committee on the proposed Hākaimangō-Matiatia Marine Reserve application to Department of Conservation (DOC).

 

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Context

5.       Central government have publicly notified council and other interests of an application for the proposed Hākaimangō-Matiatia Marine Reserve at the northwestern end of Waiheke Island, lodged by Friends of the Hauraki Gulf Incorporated. Further information on the application can be found here.

6.       The proposed Hākaimangō-Matiatia Marine Reserve application covers 2,350 ha with boundary limits between Hakaimango Point to Matiatia Point (see Figure 1).

7.       There is an existing strategic direction for marine protection within the Hauraki Gulf Marine Park / Tikapa Moana / Te Moananui-ā-Toi (the Gulf). The Sea Change – Tai Timu Tai Pari Hauraki Gulf Marine Spatial Plan (Sea Change) was publicly released in December 2016. Sea Change included numerous objectives and recommendations for multiple stakeholders to improve the waiora (health) and mauri (life force) of the Gulf.


 


 

8.       In 2020 central government released a Government Response Strategy to Sea Change titled Revitalising the Gulf: Government action on the Sea Change Plan (Government Response Strategy). This included 11 proposed new high protection areas, two additional areas of marine protection adjacent to existing marine reserves and five proposed seafloor protection areas in the Gulf. Our current understanding is that central government intend to formally consult on these areas on as part of a generic process, with the prospect of successfully considered sites being recognized in law in 2024.

9.       The proposed Hākaimangō-Matiatia Marine Reserve application is distinct and additional to the proposed marine protected areas within the Government Response Strategy. However, the Government Response Strategy did note that it did not include proposed marine protection adjacent to Waiheke Island and recognised that there were other community driven initiatives on the island seeking greater marine protection in the Gulf.

Tātaritanga me ngā tohutohu

Analysis and advice

10.     Council’s submission will assess the application’s merits in line with the Marine Reserves Act 1971, noting that under the Act marine reserves may be established to preserve areas for scientific study, that contain underwater scenery, natural features, or marine life of distinctive quality, or so typical, beautiful, or unique that their continued preservation is in the national interest.

11.     Regarding this, we note that in the Hauraki Gulf Marine Park Act (2000), the Hauraki Gulf, its islands, and catchments are recognized as nationally significant. A number of statutory agencies need to reflect that recognition in each of their own decision-making under other legislation (e.g., Resource Management Act).

12.     For the proposed area within the Gulf, an ecological survey was undertaken in 2016 by Haggitt (2016), found here, who concluded that the area contained a diverse range of physical and biological habitats. However, reef fish biodiversity was low. Council staff assessment will consider other information sources to contextualise the local information available.

13.     As part of council’s submission process, we will also consider the relationship of the application with Sea Change – Tai Timu Tai Pari Hauraki Gulf Marine Spatial Plan and the Government Response Strategy, found here, as well as any impacts (positive or negative) on local community use and Auckland’s strategic / planning context.

14.     In evaluating this application, Natural Environment Strategy staff noted Waiheke Local Board passed resolutions in May 2021 (Resolution number WHK/2021/84) which state:

That the Waiheke Local Board:

a)      consider marine protection proposals for the board’s endorsement if sought prior to an application being lodged with the relevant Minister.

b)        will consider endorsing any marine proposals based upon the following factors:

i)        tangata whenua views

ii)       alignment with endorsed local board policies and plans

iii)      specialist supporting advice

iv)      level of wider community involvement and support.

c)       seek further assurances from the Minister that the Ngāti Pāoa rāhui is being progressed to a timely conclusion.

d)      seek to understand progress on the ministerial proposal on which the local board and community may respond with respect to Sea Change and proposed protections for the waters of the Hauraki Gulf.

Additional documents

15.     The Marine Reserves Act (1971) can be accessed here Marine Reserves Act 1971 (external site)

Tauākī whakaaweawe āhuarangi

Climate impact statement

16.     The decision to submit on the proposed application will not alter emissions or alter our adaptation to the impacts of climate change.

17.     Climate change will result in impacts on marine environments and managing the environment through protection measures like marine reserves may help support some species (e.g., increase their abundance, less stressors) although this may change over time.

18.     Assessments for marine reserves do not explicitly require climate change consideration.

Ngā whakaaweawe me ngā tirohanga a te rōpū Kaunihera

Council group impacts and views

19.     Internal staff views are being sought across the following council divisions:

·        Chief Planning Office (Plans and Places, Auckland Plan Strategy and Research)

·        Regulatory Services

·        Infrastructure and Environmental Services (Environmental Services)

·        Customer and Community Services.

20.     Positive or negative impacts on council activities will be assessed.

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

Local impacts and local board views

21.     Since 2013, the Waiheke Local Board has been developing their aspirations for marine protection initiatives around Waiheke Island. This had included the option of a potential marine reserve site (for the purposes of the Marine Reserves Act 1971), at the northern area off Waiheke Island.

22.     Any placement of a marine reserve in the Hauraki Gulf will lead to different outcomes and uses for the wider Gulf. Whilst assessing this application on its own merits against relevant statutory tests, there is a need to consider the wider marine protection proposed and being developed across the Gulf. A wider network of marine protection is being considered in the Gulf under the Revitalising the Hauraki Gulf, Central Government’s Response strategy to Sea Change. This application represents an additional marine protection area to those included in the government response strategy to the Sea Change Plan. How the proposed site compares with alternative locations will be considered. 

23.     There is a range of marine protections being considered for the Hauraki Gulf. Marine reserves have a specific purpose defined under the Marine Reserves Act (1971). Other forms of protection are available through measures in the Fisheries Act 1996. Marine protection sites in the government’s response strategy to the Sea Change plan range from full protection (i.e., Marine Reserves) through to other forms of high protection areas (i.e., equivalent to a range of Fisheries Act tools).

24.     Local board feedback is being sought on the proposed Hākaimangō-Matiatia Marine Reserve application and will be used to inform a council-wide submission through the Environment and Climate Change Committee. Local Boards will be able to convey any impacts that may arise, should central Government decide to create a marine reserve at this or nearby sites.

Tauākī whakaaweawe Māori

Māori impact statement

25.     Staff are seeking views from mana whenua. A memo has been sent to mana whenua representatives across the Auckland region seeking their feedback.

Ngā ritenga ā-pūtea

Financial implications

26.     For Auckland Council activities, it is not expected to generate extra direct costs as marine reserves are administered by DOC.

Ngā raru tūpono me ngā whakamaurutanga

Risks and mitigations

27.     The application process administered by DOC is to seek public submissions to ascertain what are the opportunities and challenges presented by the proposal. For Auckland Council, this internal consultation with Local Boards, mana whenua and specialist staff is to identify where the potential risks and mitigations are prior to the council taking an overall position.

28.     There may be a potential reputational risk for council in either supporting or opposing the application. To address this risk, our approach is to be objective and evaluate the proposal on both the merits and any potential impacts of the proposal.

29.     Council will need to understand, where possible, the mana whenua perspective on this application before making recommendations to the Environment and Climate Change Committee.

Ngā koringa ā-muri

Next steps

30.     The deadline for local board feedback is Wednesday 23 February 2022.

31.     Auckland Council staff, led by Natural Environment Strategy, will be presenting to the Environment and Climate Change Committee on 10 March 2022.

32.     A final council submission on the proposed application is expected to be submitted prior to the closing date of 20 March 2022.

 

Ngā tāpirihanga

Attachments

There are no attachments for this report.     

Ngā kaihaina

Signatories

Author

Jacob van der Poel – Advisor, Policy and Operations

Authorisers

Carol Hayward - Team Leader Operations and Policy

Louise Mason – General Manager Local Board Services

Glenn Boyd - Local Area Manager

 

 


Aotea / Great Barrier Local Board

22 February 2022

 

 

Public feedback on proposal to amend Stormwater Bylaw 2015

File No.: CP2022/01104

 

  

Te take mō te pūrongo

Purpose of the report

1.       To seek local board views on how the Bylaw Panel should address matters raised in public feedback to a proposal to amend Te Kaunihera o Tāmaki Makaurau Te Ture-ā-rohe Wai Āwhā 2015 / Auckland Council Stormwater Bylaw 2015, before a final decision is made.

Whakarāpopototanga matua

Executive summary

2.       To enable the local board to provide its views on how the Bylaw Panel should address matters raised in public feedback to a proposal to amend the Stormwater Bylaw 2015, staff have prepared feedback summary and deliberation reports.

3.       The proposal helps protect the stormwater network from damage, misuse, interference and nuisance by requiring approvals for vesting of new stormwater assets and ensuring effective maintenance and operation of private stormwater systems.

4.       Auckland Council received responses from 79 people and organisations.[6] All feedback is summarised by proposal and other matters as shown in Table 1.

Table 1. Main proposals to amend the Stormwater Bylaw 2015

Topic

Description

Proposal One

Controls on public stormwater network and private stormwater systems.

Proposal Two

Additional requirements for vesting of public assets and approvals.

Proposal Three

Approving modifications or new engineered wastewater overflow points.

Proposal Four

Restricting or excluding activities for parts of the stormwater network.

Proposal Five

Updating the bylaw wording, format, and definitions.

Other

Other bylaw-related matters raised in public feedback and other additional matters.

5.       Staff recommend that the local board provide its views on how the Bylaw Panel should address matters raised in public feedback to the proposal, and if it wishes, present those views to the Panel. Taking this approach will assist the Panel and the Governing Body to decide whether to adopt the proposal.

6.       There is a reputational risk that the feedback from the local board area is from a limited group of people and does not reflect the views of the whole community. This report mitigates this risk by providing local boards with a summary of all public feedback.

7.       The Bylaw Panel will consider all local board views and public feedback on the proposal, deliberate and make recommendations to the Governing Body on 4 April 2022. The Governing Body will make a final decision on 28 April 2022.


 

Ngā tūtohunga

Recommendations

That the Aotea / Great Barrier Local Board:

a)      tūtohi / receive the public feedback on the proposal to amend Te Kaunihera o Tāmaki Makaurau Te Ture-ā-rohe Wai Āwhā 2015 / Auckland Council Stormwater Bylaw 2015 in this report

b)      whakarato / provide its views on how the Bylaw Panel should address matters raised in public feedback to the proposal in recommendation (a) to assist the Bylaw Panel in its deliberations

c)       whakatuu / appoint one or more local board members to present the views in b) to the Bylaw Panel on 4 April 2022

d)      tuku mana / delegate authority to the local board chair to appoint replacement(s) to the persons in c) should an appointed member be unable to present to the Bylaw Panel on 4 April 2022.

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Context

The Bylaw regulates public stormwater network and private stormwater systems

8.       The Governing Body adopted Te Kaunihera o Tāmaki Makaurau Te Ture-ā-rohe Wai Āwhā, Auckland Council Stormwater Bylaw 2015 on 30 July 2015 (GB/2015/78), which replaced the operative and draft bylaws from the previous legacy councils.

9.       The Bylaw seeks to regulate land drainage through the management of private stormwater systems and protection of public stormwater networks from damage, misuse, interference and nuisance.

The Bylaw is part of a wider regulatory framework

10.     The Bylaw is part of a suite of regulatory tools used to manage stormwater and land drainage throughout the Auckland region, including the Resource Management Act 1991, Local Government Act 2002 and Local Government Act 1974.

11.     The Bylaw is supported by operational guidelines and processes such as Engineering Plan Approvals. The council grants the approvals to developers for new private connections to the public stormwater network and vesting of public stormwater network for new developments.

12.     Various Auckland Council teams such as Healthy Waters, Regulatory Compliance, and Regulatory Engineering work collaboratively to implement and enforce the Bylaw.

The council proposed amendments to improve the Bylaw for public feedback

13.     On 26 August 2021, the Governing Body adopted the proposal to amend Te Kaunihera o Tāmaki Makaurau Te Ture-ā-rohe Wai Āwhā 2015 / Auckland Council Stormwater Bylaw 2015 (Bylaw) for public consultation (GB/2021/102).

14.     The proposal arose from a statutory review of the Stormwater Bylaw 2015 by the Regulatory Committee in 2020 (REG/2020/43). Figure 1 describes the process for the statutory review and the proposal to amend the Bylaw.

15.     The proposal seeks to better protect the stormwater network from damage, misuse, interference and nuisance, by:

·        specifying controls, codes of practice or guidelines for managing the public stormwater network and private stormwater systems

·        considering additional requirements for vesting of public assets and approvals under the Bylaw

·        requiring approvals for modifications or new engineered wastewater overflow points into the stormwater network

·        restricting or excluding certain activities for parts of the stormwater network

·        updating Bylaw wording, format, and definitions.

16.     The proposal was publicly notified for feedback from 22 September to 27 October 2021. During that period, council received feedback from 61 individuals and 18 organisations.

Diagram, timeline

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Figure 1. Process for the statutory review and the proposal to amend the Stormwater Bylaw 2015

The local board has an opportunity to provide views on public feedback

17.     The local board now has an opportunity to provide its views on how the Bylaw Panel should address matters raised in public feedback to the proposal before a final decision is made.

18.     Local board views must be provided by resolution to the Bylaw Panel. The local board can also choose to present those views to the Bylaw Panel on 4 April 2022.

19.     The nature of the local board views are at the discretion of the local board but must remain within the scope of the proposal and public feedback. For example, the local board could:

·        indicate support for matters raised in public feedback by people and organisations from their local board area

·        recommend how the Bylaw Panel should address matters raised in public feedback.

Tātaritanga me ngā tohutohu

Analysis and advice

Feedback from people in the local board area

20.     There was no feedback received from the local board area.

Table 2. Support of proposal in the local board area

Proposal

Local Board feedback

Auckland-wide feedback

1:   Controls on public stormwater network and private stormwater systems.

None

60 per cent support

2:   Additional requirements for vesting of public assets and approvals

None

47 per cent support

3:   Approving modifications or new engineered wastewater overflow points

None

64 per cent support

4:   Restricting or excluding activities for parts of the stormwater network

None

48 per cent support

5:   Updating the bylaw wording, format, and definitions

None

73 per cent support

21.     The full proposal can be viewed in the link. Attachment A of this report contains a draft Bylaw Panel deliberations report.

Staff recommend the local board provide its views on public feedback 

22.     Staff recommend that the local board provide its views on how the Bylaw Panel should address matters raised in public feedback by resolution, and if it wishes, present those views to the Bylaw Panel on 4 April 2022.

Tauākī whakaaweawe āhuarangi

Climate impact statement

23.     Effective stormwater management enhances Auckland’s response to climate change through resilience and adaptation to increased extreme weather events by regulating land drainage. Carbon emissions from constructed infrastructure can also contribute to climate change.

24.     The proposal enables the council to help meet its climate change goals and align the amended Bylaw with the Built Environment priority of Te Tāruke-ā-Tāwhiri: Auckland’s Climate Plan.

25.     Feedback was received in relation to the latest version of the Stormwater Code of Practice, seeking to incorporate the sea rise levels based on the climate change scenario identified in the Auckland Climate Plan. This feedback has been forwarded to the relevant council units for consideration.

Ngā whakaaweawe me ngā tirohanga a te rōpū Kaunihera

Council group impacts and views

26.     The Bylaw impacts the operations of Auckland Council’s Healthy Waters teams as well as teams involved in the regulation, compliance and enforcement of stormwater such as the Regulatory Engineering and Regulatory Compliance. Impacted departments have been consulted with and are aware of the proposals.

27.     Healthy Waters staff have also worked closely with Watercare to ensure the amended Bylaw is consistent with the recently updated Water Supply and Wastewater Network Bylaw 2015.

28.     Auckland Transport has also submitted its formal feedback on the proposal.

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

Local impacts and local board views

29.     Under the agreed principles and processes for local board Involvement in Regional Policy, Plans and Bylaws 2019, the Bylaw has been classified as low interest. It is also considered to be of no impact on local governance for local boards.[7]

30.     Interested local boards have an opportunity to provide their views on public feedback to the proposal formally by resolution to the Bylaw Panel in February 2022.

Tauākī whakaaweawe Māori

Māori impact statement

31.     The proposal supports the Independent Māori Statutory Board’s Māori Plan for Tāmaki Makaurau and Schedule of Issues of Significance 2021-2025 key direction of Manaakitanga – Improve Quality of Life by managing land drainage.

32.     Mana whenua were notified of the proposal and given the opportunity to provide feedback through online meetings, in writing via email, or through the online form.

33.     The majority of submitters who identified as Māori supported Proposals One, Three, Four and Five. There was an even split between those who supported and opposed Proposal Two.

34.     Some concerns were raised about Māori customary fishing rights when access to parts of the stormwater network is restricted. Any restrictions for health and safety reasons would be considered on a case-by-case basis with due consideration given to factors including access for cultural reasons. Further explanation on this matter is contained in the deliberations for Proposal Four.

Ngā ritenga ā-pūtea

Financial implications

35.     There are no financial implications for the council arising from decisions sought in this report. The cost of reviewing the Bylaw and its implementation will be met within existing budgets.

36.     Public feedback raised concerns regarding the financial cost of implementing the latest version of the Stormwater Code of Practice incorporating the sea rise levels based on the climate change scenario identified in the Auckland Climate Plan. This feedback (Attachment F of the draft Bylaw Panel report) has been forwarded to the relevant council units for consideration.

Ngā raru tūpono me ngā whakamaurutanga

Risks and mitigations

37.     The following risk has been identified, shown in Table 3.

Table 3. Risks and mitigations relating to local board consideration of public feedback to the proposal

If...

Then...

Mitigation

The feedback from the local board area is from a limited group of people and organisations.

The feedback may not reflect the views of the whole community.

This risk is mitigated by providing local boards with a summary of all public feedback.

Ngā koringa ā-muri

Next steps

38.     On 4 April 2022 the Bylaw Panel will consider all formal local board views and public feedback on the proposal, deliberate and make recommendations to the Governing Body.

39.     The Governing Body will make a final decision on 28 April 2022 (refer to the ‘Process to amend the Stormwater Bylaw 2015’ diagram in the Context section of this report).

 

Ngā tāpirihanga

Attachments

No.

Title

Page

a

Draft Bylaw Panel deliberations report (Under Separate Cover)

 

     

Ngā kaihaina

Signatories

Author

Dean Yee - Senior Healthy Waters Specialist

Authorisers

Barry Potter - Director Infrastructure and Environmental Services

Glenn Boyd - Local Area Manager

 

 


Aotea / Great Barrier Local Board

22 February 2022

 

 

Ngā Pou Taunaha o Aotearoa - New Zealand Geographic Board: recording of unofficial place names as official

File No.: CP2022/00899

 

  

Te take mō te pūrongo

Purpose of the report

1.       To inform local boards about an opportunity to provide input to a project being undertaken by Ngā Pou Taunaha o Aotearoa New Zealand Geographic Board to record large numbers of unofficial place names as official.

Whakarāpopototanga matua

Executive summary

2.       Ngā Pou Taunaha o Aotearoa New Zealand Geographic Board are undertaking a project to record unofficial place names as official.

3.       Around 30,000 place names throughout New Zealand have been shown on maps and charts for many years yet are not official. Of this there are 1,421 identified within the Auckland Region.

4.       Where there is no other recorded name for a place, and where Ngā Pou Taunaha o Aotearoa considers it unlikely that the public would object, a fast-track process is enabled under legislation.

5.       Of the 1,421 names proposed to be made official, 690 are non-Māori in origin, and 731 are te reo Māori.

6.       Ngā Pou Taunaha o Aotearoa are consulting with councils and relevant mana whenua to ensure names are adopted correctly and remove place names from the fast-track process if there are any objections. The fast-track process does not require public consultation.

7.       Within Auckland Council, local boards are best placed to provide local views. Ngā Pou Taunaha o Aotearoa are also consulting directly with mana whenua to ensure their views are represented.

Ngā tūtohunga

Recommendation/s

That the Aotea / Great Barrier Local Board:

a)      receive the report, including attachments which detail the unofficial place names in the local board area which are proposed to be made official

b)      provide feedback on any place names that, in their view, should not proceed under the fast-track process.

Horopaki

Context

8.       Around 30,000 place names throughout New Zealand have been shown on maps and charts for many years yet are not official. Of this there are 1,421 identified within the Auckland Region.

9.       Making place names official is important as it means there is one agreed and correct name for a place, which is especially important in an emergency. It is also an important way to formally recognise New Zealand’s unique culture and heritage.

The fast-track process

10.     Section 24 of the New Zealand Geographic Board Act 2008, known as the fast-track process, authorises Ngā Pou Taunaha o Aotearoa to use its discretion to make existing recorded (unofficial) place names official when:

·    there is no other recorded name for a place or feature on a map or chart, or in a database that Ngā Pou Taunaha o Aotearoa considers to be authoritative, and

·    Ngā Pou Taunaha o Aotearoa considers it unlikely that the public would object.

11.     A recorded place name is one that has been used in at least two publicly available publications or databases that Ngā Pou Taunaha o Aotearoa has agreed are authoritative.

12.     A programme to implement this fast-track process is divided into the councils by region so that hundreds of existing recorded place names can be made official as part of one process.

13.     The fast-track process does not require public consultation. However, Ngā Pou Taunaha o Aotearoa is consulting with councils and relevant mana whenua.

14.     Ngā Pou Taunaha o Aotearoa has sought expert advice from a licensed te reo Māori translator about the correct standard conventions for writing the Māori place names, for example, spelling and macron use.

15.     This project does not include applying formal boundary extents to any suburbs or localities – it is only about their names.

Tātaritanga me ngā tohutohu

Analysis and advice

16.     Ngā Pou Taunaha o Aotearoa has given Auckland Council the opportunity to provide feedback on 1,421 unofficial places names throughout the Auckland Region to ensure that any issues or concerns are identified before the place names are officially adopted.

17.     Within the shared governance structure of Auckland Council, local boards are best placed to represent local views.

18.     The 1,421 place names are spread across all 21 of Auckland’s local boards, distributed as follows:

Table 1: Number of unofficial place names proposed to be adopted as official

Local Board

Number of place names

Albert-Eden Local Board

22

Aotea/Great Barrier Local Board

171

Devonport-Takapuna Local Board

24

Franklin Local Board

177

Henderson-Massey Local Board

17

Hibiscus and Bays Local Board

58

Howick Local Board

21

Kaipātiki Local Board

22

Māngere-Ōtāhuhu Local Board

17

Manurewa Local Board

11

Maungakiekie-Tāmaki Local Board

20

Ōrākei Local Board

28

Ōtara-Papatoetoe Local Board

5

Papakura Local Board

10

Puketāpapa Local Board

14

Rodney Local Board

397

Upper Harbour Local Board

44

Waiheke Local Board

184

Waitākere Ranges Local Board

133

Waitematā Local Board

29

Whau Local Board

17

19.     There is also an online map available showing the locations of each place name at https://www.arcgis.com/apps/mapviewer/index.html?webmap=ef47da1929664e3aba10233306a5449a

20.     The list of proposed place name approvals has been divided into four types of change that Ngā Pou Taunaha o Aotearoa are proposing to make:

a)    Previously unofficial Māori place name to be adopted as is (376) (Attachment A).

b)    Previously unofficial Māori place name adopted with the addition of macrons  (205) (Attachment B).

c)    Previously unofficial Māori place name where more information or clarification is sought regarding whether the name has been captured correctly (150) (Attachment C).

d)    Previously unofficial non-Māori place name to be adopted as is (690) (Attachment D).

21.     The process for local boards to provide input is as follows:

·    this report provides each local board with a list of recorded unofficial names that are proposed to be made official, organised into the four different types noted above

·    each local board is invited to provide feedback on the following matters:

any concerns, such as incorrect spelling, or other known names for the places or features

any history/origin/meaning of these names that they wish to provide

identification of any place names should not proceed under the fast-track process.

22.     Ngā Pou Taunaha o Aotearoa will not proceed with making a place name official if it is likely to cause controversy within a community. If a local board wishes to have a place name removed from the fast-track process, they must make it clear in their feedback to Ngā Pou Taunaha o Aotearoa which name they object to, and why.

23.     Any place names removed from the fast-track process will remain as an unofficial recorded place name and will not be discontinued or deleted.

24.     More information on proposing a name change outside of the fast-track process can be found at https://www.linz.govt.nz/regulatory/place-names/propose-place-name

25.     Each local board will receive a follow up memo at the conclusion of this project advising which names have been formally adopted within their local board area and which remain as an unofficial recorded place name.

26.     Any stories that relate to local place names provided to Ngā Pou Taunaha o Aotearoa may be entered in the New Zealand Gazetteer.

Tauākī whakaaweawe āhuarangi

Climate impact statement

27.     There are no climate implications from providing feedback on unofficial names proposed to be made official.

Ngā whakaaweawe me ngā tirohanga a te rōpū Kaunihera

Council group impacts and views

28.     Auckland Council’s GIS team is involved in this project to ensure that place names are recorded correctly with regards to feature type, and coordinates/position.

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

Local impacts and local board views

29.     The list of proposed place names includes a substantial number of Māori names, and all local board plans include objectives relating to delivering on commitments to Māori.

30.     Any place name that the local board or mana whenua object to will be removed from the fast track process.

Tauākī whakaaweawe Māori

Māori impact statement

31.     Ngā Pou Taunaha o Aotearoa is consulting directly with mana whenua on the appropriateness of formalising place names that are currently in common use.

32.     Ngā Pou Taunaha o Aotearoa has worked with a licensed Te Taura Whiri i te Reo Māori translator to ensure that Māori place names currently in common use reflect correct spelling and macrons, and that their correct meanings are understood. Any place names mana whenua are not able to clarify will be removed from the fast track process.

33.     Any proposed names that mana whenua object to will be removed from the fast-track process.

34.     The Auckland Plan 2050 includes the outcome Māori Identity and Wellbeing: A thriving Māori identity is Auckland'​s point of difference in the world. It advances prosperity for Māori and benefits all Aucklanders.

35.     The Māori Outcomes Performance Measurement Framework - Kia Ora Tāmaki Makaurau – includes a number of mahi objectives which are relevant to this work:

·    The council group supports te reo Māori to be seen, heard, spoken and learned throughout Tāmaki Makaurau

·    The council group reflects and promotes Māori culture and identity within the environment, and values mātauranga Māori

·    The council group fulfils its commitments and legal obligations to Māori derived from Te Tiriti o Waitangi and has the capability to deliver Māori outcomes.

36.     Ensuring that unofficially recognised Māori place names currently in use become part of New Zealand’s official list of place names is an important step to delivering on these outcomes.

37.     Likewise, ensuring that non-Māori names are not officially adopted where there is a te reo Māori name known to local iwi also delivers on these commitments.

Ngā ritenga ā-pūtea

Financial implications

38.     There are no financial implications from receiving this report.

39.     There are no requirements to update signage, as all of the place names are commonly in use and would not create a name change.

Ngā raru tūpono me ngā whakamaurutanga

Risks and mitigations

40.     Ngā Pou Taunaha o Aotearoa will not proceed with making a place name official if it is likely to cause controversy within a community. Any place name that the local board or mana whenua object to will be removed from the fast-track process.

41.     If any concerns arise in the future over the newly adopted official place names Ngā Pou Taunaha o Aotearoa may publish an amending notice in the NZ Gazette, or the public can make a proposal to Ngā Pou Taunaha o Aotearoa, depending on the nature of the change.

Ngā koringa ā-muri

Next steps

42.     Local boards are invited to provide formal feedback on the list of place names attached.

43.     A follow-up memo will be shared with local boards indicating which place names were approved in each local board area as part of the fast-track process.

Ngā tāpirihanga

Attachments

No.

Title

Page

a

Previously unofficial Māori place name to be adopted as is

217

b

Previously unofficial Māori place name adopted with the addition of macrons

219

c

Previously unofficial Māori place name where more information or clarification is sought regarding whether the name has been captured correctly

221

d

Previously unofficial non-Māori place name to be adopted as is

223

Ngā kaihaina

Signatories

Author

Kat Ashmead - Senior Advisor Operations and Policy

Authorisers

Louise Mason – General Manager Local Board Services

Glenn Boyd - Local Area Manager

 

 


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Aotea / Great Barrier Local Board

22 February 2022

 

 

Public feedback on proposal to make a Freedom Camping in Vehicles Bylaw 2022

File No.: CP2022/00107

 

  

Te take mō te pūrongo

Purpose of the report

1.       To seek local board views on how the Bylaw Panel should address matters raised in public feedback to the proposed new Te Kaunihera o Tāmaki Makaurau Te Ture ā-Rohe Noho Puni Wātea ā-Waka 2022 / Auckland Council Freedom Camping in Vehicles Bylaw 2022, before a final decision is made.

Whakarāpopototanga matua

Executive summary

2.       To enable the local board to provide its views on how the Bylaw Panel should address matters raised in public feedback to the proposal, staff have summarised the feedback.

3.       The proposal helps to help protect sensitive areas, public health and safety and access to public places from harms caused by freedom camping in vehicles by:

·   prohibiting or restricting freedom camping in certain areas of Auckland

·   providing for freedom camping to be temporarily prohibited or restricted in a specific area

·   providing for temporary changes to restrictions that apply in a specific area.

4.       Council received feedback from 1,617 individuals and organisations to the Have Your Say consultation and from 1,914 individuals to a research survey. This included eight Have Your Say survey respondents from the local board area. There were no research survey respondents from the local board area.

5.       All feedback is summarised into the following topics:

Topic

Description

Proposal 1

Include general rules in areas we manage where freedom camping is not otherwise prohibited or restricted.

Proposal 2

Set four general rules, which would require freedom campers staying in these areas to:

Proposal 2.1

Use a certified self-contained vehicle

Proposal 2.2

Stay a maximum of two nights in the same road or off-road parking area

Proposal 2.3

Depart by 9am on the third day

Proposal 2.4

Not return to the same road or off-road parking area within two weeks.

Proposal 3

Schedule 45 prohibited areas, where no freedom camping would be allowed.

Proposal 4

Schedule 22 restricted areas, where freedom camping would be allowed subject to conditions.

Other

Suggestions for additional prohibited or restricted areas.

Themes

Summary of key comment themes.

6.       Staff recommend that the local board provide its views on how the Bylaw Panel should address matters raised in public feedback to the proposal, and if it wishes, present those views to the Bylaw Panel. Taking this approach will assist the Panel and Governing Body to decide whether to adopt, amend or reject the proposal.

7.       There is a reputational risk that Have Your Say feedback from the local board area is from a limited group of people and organisations and does not reflect the views of the whole community, particularly as Auckland was under Covid-19 restrictions during consultation. This risk is mitigated by the research survey of a representative sample of Aucklanders and by providing a summary of all public feedback.

8.       The Bylaw Panel will consider all local board views and public feedback on the proposal, deliberate and make recommendations to the Governing Body on 29 April and 6 May 2022. The Governing Body will make a final decision in June 2022.

Ngā tūtohunga

Recommendation/s

That the Aotea / Great Barrier Local Board:

a)      tūtohi / receive public feedback on the proposal to make a new Te Kaunihera o Tāmaki Makaurau Te Ture ā-Rohe Noho Puni Wātea ā-Waka 2022 / Auckland Council Freedom Camping in Vehicles Bylaw 2022 in this agenda report.

b)      whakarato / provide its views on how the Bylaw Panel should address matters raised in public feedback to the proposal in recommendation (a) to assist the Bylaw Panel in its deliberations.

c)       whakatuu / appoint one or more local board members to present the views in (b) to the Bylaw Panel on 22 April 2022.

d)      tuku mana / delegate authority to the local board chair to appoint replacement(s) to the persons in (c) should an appointed member be unable to present to the Bylaw Panel.

Horopaki

Context

Bylaw regulates freedom camping in public places

9.       Auckland’s current Legacy Freedom Camping Bylaw 2015 is a consolidation of pre-2010 legacy bylaw provisions developed before the Freedom Camping Act 2011 was passed.

10.     A new bylaw must be made that aligns with the national legislation before the current bylaw expires on 29 October 2022 to avoid a regulatory gap.

Council proposed a new bylaw for public feedback

11.     The proposal arose from a statutory review of the Freedom Camping Bylaw 2015 in August 2017 which determined that a bylaw made under the Freedom Camping Act 2011 is an appropriate way to manage freedom camping in Auckland.

12.     In March 2021 the Governing Body gave staff new direction to inform development of a Freedom Camping in Vehicles Bylaw for Auckland. This decision followed consideration of possible elements to replace an earlier proposal developed in 2018, which was set aside by the Governing Body in August 2019.

13.     On 23 September 2021, the Governing Body adopted for public consultation a proposal to make a new Te Kaunihera o Tāmaki Makaurau Te Ture ā-Rohe Noho Puni Wātea ā-Waka 2022 / Auckland Council Freedom Camping in Vehicles Bylaw 2022 (GB/2021/112).

14.     The proposal helps to help protect sensitive areas, public health and safety and access to public places from harms caused by freedom camping, by:

·    excluding land held under the Reserves Act 1977 from scope (council would maintain the current default prohibition on camping on reserves under the Reserves Act 1977, although local boards can choose to allow camping on some reserves by following processes set out in that Act)

·    managing freedom camping only on land held under the Local Government Act 2002

·    seeking to prevent freedom camping impacts in sensitive areas, and protecting public health and safety and managing access in all areas, by:

scheduling 45 prohibited areas, where no freedom camping is allowed

scheduling 22 restricted areas, where freedom camping is allowed subject to site-specific restrictions

including general rules to manage freedom camping impacts in all other areas (campers must use certified self-contained vehicles, stay a maximum of two nights, depart by 9am and not return to the same area within two weeks).

15.     The proposal was publicly notified for feedback from 26 October until 5 December 2021.

16.     Council received feedback from 1,571 individuals and 46 organisations (1,617 in total) provided via the Have Your Say webpage, by email and at virtual events.

17.     Feedback was also received from 1,914 respondents to an external research survey of a representative sample of Aucklanders.

The local board has an opportunity to provide views on public feedback

18.     The local board now has an opportunity to provide its views on how the Bylaw Panel should address matters raised in public feedback to the proposal before a final decision is made.

19.     Local board views must be provided by resolution to the Bylaw Panel. The local board can also choose to present those views to the Bylaw Panel on 22 April 2022.

20.     The nature of the local board views are at the discretion of the local board but must remain within the scope of the proposal and public feedback. For example, the local board could:

·    indicate support for matters raised in public feedback by people from the local board area

·    recommend how the Bylaw Panel should address matters raised in public feedback.

Tātaritanga me ngā tohutohu

Analysis and advice

Feedback from people in the local board area compared to Auckland-wide feedback

21.     A total of eight Have your Say respondents (HYS) from the local board area provided feedback to the proposal:

·   for Proposal One there was majority support, similar to the level of support in overall feedback

·   for Proposal Two there was majority support for three of the general rules, and mixed views on the no-return period rule

·   for Proposal Three there was majority support from HYS respondents for the proposed prohibited areas in the local board area.

General rule feedback (Proposals 1 and 2)

Proposal

Local board feedback

Auckland-wide feedback

1: Include general rules in areas we manage where freedom camping is not otherwise prohibited or restricted

63 per cent HYS support

 

55 per cent HYS support

 

90 per cent RS support

2: Set four general rules, which would require freedom campers staying in these areas to:

2.1: Use a certified self-contained vehicle

50 per cent HYS support

33 per cent preferred that vehicles should be required to be self-contained

68 per cent HYS support

· 13 per cent preferred certified self-contained vehicles ‘unless staying in a serviced area’

 

76 per cent RS support

2.2:  Stay a maximum of two nights in the same road or off-road parking area

67 per cent support

33 per cent preferred 1 night

39 per cent support

· 32 per cent preferred 1 night

 

70 per cent RS support

2.3:  Depart by 9am on the third day

50 per cent support

· 25 per cent preferred 8am

25 per cent preferred another departure time (midday)

28 per cent support

· 24 per cent preferred 10am

· 23 per cent preferred 8am

 

52 per cent RS support

2.4:  Not return to the same road or off-road parking area within two weeks

0 per cent support

· 33 per cent preferred 4 weeks

· 33 per cent preferred no no-return period

33 per cent preferred another no-return period (one week)

40 per cent support

· 28 per cent preferred 4 weeks

 

55 per cent RS support

Site-specific feedback (Proposals 3 and 4)

Proposal

Local board feedback (n=4)[8]

Auckland-wide feedback

3: Schedule 45 prohibited areas, where no freedom camping would be allowed

· Blind Bay: 3 support, 0 oppose

· Gooseberry Flat: 3 support, 1 oppose

· Medlands Carpark: 4 support, 0 oppose

· Old Service Centre Building: 4 support, 0 oppose

Majority support for prohibition at 11 areas[9]

Majority opposition for prohibition at 34 areas

4: Schedule 22 restricted areas, where freedom camping would be allowed subject to conditions.

· Note: there are no restricted areas in the Aotea Great Barrier Local Board area.

· No feedback received.

Majority support for restrictions at one area[10]

Majority opposition for restrictions at 21 areas

22.     Key themes from local feedback are consistent with regional feedback. For example, that:

·   many respondents are fundamentally opposed to freedom camping

·   freedom camping causes problems for Auckland and Aucklanders

·   the proposed rules are not restrictive enough of freedom camping.

23.     The proposal can be viewed in the link. A summary of all public feedback is in Attachment A and a copy of all local board Have Your Say feedback is in Attachment B.

Staff recommend the local board provide its views on public feedback

24.     Staff recommend that the local board provide its views on how the Bylaw Panel should address matters raised in public feedback by resolution, and if it wishes, present those views to the Bylaw Panel on 22 April 2022.

Tauākī whakaaweawe āhuarangi

Climate impact statement

25.     Staff note that this is a regulatory process to manage existing activities enabled by central government policy. It is not causing these activities to occur or affecting the likelihood that they will occur. The decision sought in this report therefore has no specific climate impact.

Ngā whakaaweawe me ngā tirohanga a te rōpū Kaunihera

Council group impacts and views

26.     The proposal impacts the operations of several council departments and council-controlled organisations, including Licensing and Regulatory Compliance, Parks, Sport and Recreation and Auckland Transport.

27.     The Licensing and Regulatory Compliance unit are aware of the impacts of the proposal and their primary role in implementing and managing compliance with the Bylaw.

28.     Council’s 86 park rangers help to manage compliance with council Bylaws, the Reserves Act 1977 and the Litter Act 1974 by carrying out education and monitoring on parks and reserves. However, rangers are not currently being warranted or renewing warrants, and Licensing and Regulatory Compliance will continue to carry out any enforcement required.

Enhanced service levels for Bylaw compliance activities are not currently budgeted

29.     Concern about council’s ability to effectively implement the Bylaw and manage compliance within existing resources was a key theme of public and local board feedback in 2019. This issue remains in 2021 with most local boards (16 out of 21) raising it in response to the draft proposal, and is a key theme from Have Your Say consultation on the proposal.

30.     In March 2021 the Governing Body requested advice about costed options for increasing the service levels for compliance associated with this Bylaw. Costings for these options were provided to the Governing Body in September 2021, for consideration during future Long-term Plan and Annual Plan cycles. The options included costings for:

·      enhancement of council’s information technology systems, to enable the implementation of the new infringement notice regime

·      use of contracted security services, to increase responsiveness to complaints (similar to the current arrangements for Noise Control), or for additional proactive monitoring at seasonal ‘hotspots’

·      purchase of mobile printers, to enable infringement notices to be affixed to vehicles in breach of the Bylaw at the time of the offence

·      camera surveillance technology to enable remote monitoring of known or emerging hotspots, for evidence-gathering purposes and/or to support real-time enforcement.

31.     Local boards were advised in August 2021 that they can request further advice from Licensing and Regulatory Compliance if they wish to consider allocating local budget for enhanced local compliance activities.

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

Local impacts and local board views

32.     The proposed Bylaw impacts on local boards’ governance role as it affects decision making over local assets, particularly parks and other council-controlled public places. There is also high community interest in freedom camping regulation in many local board areas.

33.     Local boards provided formal feedback on the 2018 draft proposal to the Bylaw Panel in 2019, following on from their early feedback given during engagement in 2017, and site-specific feedback provided in 2018. This feedback supported the Governing Body decision to set aside the 2018 proposal to which this new proposal responds.

34.     Three local board representatives participated in a joint political working group on 21 May 2021 to provide views on options for including general rules in the Bylaw. The working group unanimously supported the inclusion of general rules in the Bylaw, and five out of six members supported the recommended settings included in the proposal. A summary of the working group’s views was reported to the Governing Body on 27 May 2021. 

35.     In August 2021 staff sought local board views on a draft proposal for public consultation. The draft proposal was supported by 11 local boards with eight noting concerns or requesting changes, partly supported by six local boards noting concerns or requesting changes, and not supported by three local boards.

36.     A summary of local board views of the proposal can be viewed in the link to the 23 September 2021 Governing Body agenda, page 257 (Attachment B to Item 13).

37.     This report provides an opportunity to give local board views on how the Bylaw Panel should address matters raised in public feedback to the proposal, before a final decision is made.

Tauākī whakaaweawe Māori

Māori impact statement

38.     The Bylaw has relevance to Māori as kaitiaki of Papatūānuku. The proposal supports two key directions in the Independent Māori Statutory Board’s Māori Plan for Tāmaki Makaurau:

·      wairuatanga (promoting distinctive identity), in relation to valuing and protecting Māori heritage and Taonga Māori

·      kaitiakitanga (ensuring sustainable futures), in relation to environmental protection.

39.     The proposal also supports the Board’s Schedule of Issues of Significance by ensuring that sites of significance to Māori are identified and protected from freedom camping harms.

40.     Mana whenua and mataawaka were invited to provide feedback during the development of the 2018 proposal via dedicated hui and again through the public consultation process.

41.     Feedback received on specific prohibited and restricted areas identified in the 2018 proposal was incorporated into the deliberations. This included the identification of sites of significance to Māori, such as wahi tapu areas.

42.     General matters raised by Māori during past engagement included the need to ensure:

·      the ability to add further sites of significance to the bylaw as these are designated

·      provision for temporary bans on freedom camping, including in areas under a rāhui

·      a compassionate approach to people experiencing homelessness

·      provision of sufficient dump stations to avoid environmental pollution

·      clear communication of the rules in the bylaw and at freedom camping sites.

43.     The proposal addresses these matters by proposing to prohibit freedom camping at sites of significance to Māori (such as Maraetai Foreshore and Onetangi Cemetery), provision in the Bylaw for temporary bans, and confirming council’s commitment to a compassionate enforcement approach to people experiencing homelessness.

44.     Mana whenua and mataawaka were notified of the proposal and given the opportunity to provide any additional feedback through face-to-face meetings, in writing, online and in-person. No additional feedback was received from iwi and mataawaka organisations.

45.     Eight per cent of people who provided feedback via the Have Your Say consultation and eight percent of research survey respondents identified as Māori.

46.     The Have Your Say consultation identified that Māori had similar support for the use of general rules in principle, have similar mixed support on the four specific general rules and similar opposition to the specific restricted and prohibited sites compared to non-Māori.

47.     The research survey identified that Māori had similar support for general rules and feel more strongly about the benefits and problems of freedom camping compared to non-Māori.

Ngā ritenga ā-pūtea

Financial implications

48.     There are no financial implications arising from decisions sought in this report. Costs associated with the special consultative procedure and Bylaw implementation will be met within existing budgets.

Ngā raru tūpono me ngā whakamaurutanga

Risks and mitigations

49.     The following risks have been identified:

If...

Then...

Mitigation

The feedback from the local board area is from a limited group of people and organisations.

The feedback may not reflect the views of the whole community.

This risk is mitigated by the research survey of a representative sample of Aucklanders and by providing a summary of all public feedback.

Ngā koringa ā-muri

Next steps

50.     On 22 April 2022 local boards may present their formal views to the Bylaw Panel. On 29 April and 6 May 2022 the Bylaw Panel will consider all formal local board views and public feedback on the proposal, deliberate and make recommendations to the Governing Body. The Governing Body will make a final decision in June 2021.

Ngā tāpirihanga

Attachments

No.

Title

Page

a

Summary of all public feedback to proposed new Freedom Camping Bylaw (Under Separate Cover)

 

b

Public feedback from people in the Aotea / Great Barrier Local Board area (Under Separate Cover)

 

     

Ngā kaihaina

Signatories

Authors

Bayllee Vyle - Policy Advisor

Rebekah Forman - Principal Policy Analyst

Authorisers

Paul Wilson - Senior Policy Manager

Glenn Boyd - Local Area Manager

 

 


Aotea / Great Barrier Local Board

22 February 2022

 

 

Resource Management System Reform

File No.: CP2022/00898

 

  

Te take mō te pūrongo

Purpose of the report

1.       To set out the key matters for input into Transforming Aotearoa New Zealand’s resource management system: Our future resource management system - materials for discussion and to note the local boards feedback given under delegation.

Whakarāpopototanga matua

Executive summary

2.       The Government is undertaking comprehensive reform of the resource management system. The scale of reform is substantial and will have significant impacts on Auckland Council.

3.       The Ministry for the Environment (MfE) has released engagement materials – Transforming Aotearoa New Zealand’s resource management system: Our future resource management system – with input requested from Auckland Council by 28 February 2022.

4.       This input will be the third submission the council has made on these reforms. Earlier submissions were in response to:

a)      Transforming the resource management system: opportunities for change - Issues and options paper as part of the Resource Management Review Panel’s review of the resource management system

b)      An exposure draft of the Natural and Built Environments Bill, which was subject to an inquiry by the Environment Select Committee.

5.       The council’s input will inform the final bills likely to be introduced in the second half of 2022 and expected to be in place by the end of 2023. The council will have the opportunity to submit on the bills when they are introduced.

6.       Due to the limited submission period, local board views were required to be provided by 17 February to be appended to the submission. Feedback was approved by the Chair and Deputy Chair under the delegation from the board’s 12 May 2020 business meeting Resolution GBI/2020/1, as the next local board meeting was not scheduled until the 22 February 2022.

Ngā tūtohunga

Recommendation/s

That the Aotea / Great Barrier Local Board:

a)      note the local boards feedback provided under delegation to the Planning Committee on the Transforming Aotearoa New Zealand’s resource management system: Our future resource management system - materials for discussion document to inform the council’s draft submission.

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Context

6.       The Government is undertaking comprehensive reform of the resource management system. This will entail the repeal of the Resource Management Act (RMA) and enactment of three pieces of legislation: a Natural and Built Environments Act, a Strategic Planning Act, and a Climate Adaptation Act. The scale of reform is substantial and will have significant impacts on Auckland Council.

7.       Cabinet adopted the following objectives for reform:

·    protect and where necessary restore the natural environment, including its capacity to provide for the wellbeing of present and future generations

·    better enable development within environmental biophysical limits including a significant improvement in housing supply, affordability and choice, and timely provision of appropriate infrastructure, including social infrastructure

·    give effect to the principles of Te Tiriti o Waitangi and provide greater recognition of te ao Māori, including mātauranga Māori

·    better prepare for adapting to climate change and risks from natural hazards, and better mitigate emissions contributing to climate change

·    improve system efficiency and effectiveness, and reduce complexity, while retaining appropriate local democratic input.

8.       Cabinet also agreed to the repeal and replacement of the RMA with three pieces of legislation:

·    the Natural and Built Environments Act (NBA) to provide for land use and environmental regulation (this would be the primary replacement for the current RMA). It would require a single national planning framework (NPF), which would set national direction and environmental limits, and require Natural and Built Environments Act plans (NBA plans)

·    the Strategic Planning Act (SPA) to integrate with other legislation relevant to development (such as the Local Government Act and Land Transport Management Act) and require long-term, regional spatial strategies (RSSs)

·    the Climate Adaptation Act (CAA) to enable and address issues associated with managed retreat and funding and financing adaptation.

9.       This diagram sets out at a high level how the NBA, SPA, CAA and their respective instruments would interact in the new system.

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10.     It is intended that the NBA and SPA be introduced to Parliament in the third quarter of 2022 and be passed within the current parliamentary term.

11.     The CAA is expected to be introduced in early 2023 but will not be passed before the 2023 General Election. However, public consultation on key CAA policy decisions is expected to take place in early 2022 alongside consultation on the National Adaptation Plan required under the Climate Change Response Act 2002.

Formal engagement with Auckland Council on resource management system reform

12.     The first stage of this reform commenced in 2019 with the Resource Management Review Panel (the Panel). The Panel reported back to the Minister for the Environment in June 2020 in its report New Directions for Resource Management in New Zealand. The report set out a proposed future resource management system, including indicative drafting of legislation for key provisions.

13.     The NBA exposure draft release on 29 June 2021 and the subsequent select committee inquiry intended to enable early public engagement on some aspects of the proposed legislation and inform the development of the final bill.

14.     The NBA exposure draft was limited in its scope, mostly focusing on principles, outcomes, national direction, environmental limits and planning governance.

15.     The discussion document, Transforming Aotearoa New Zealand’s resource management system: Our future resource management system - Materials for Discussion, can be found at the following link: https://environment.govt.nz/assets/publications/Our-future-resource-management-system-materials-for-discussion.pdf

Tātaritanga me ngā tohutohu

Analysis and advice

Summary of discussion document

Purpose

16.     The document Transforming Aotearoa New Zealand’s resource management system: Our future resource management system - Materials for Discussion (discussion document) sets out a number of issues for input. These span the scope of the NBA and SPA and include:

·        national planning framework

·        regional spatial strategies

·        NBA plans

·        RSS and NBA joint committees

·        consenting

·        compliance, monitoring and enforcement

·        monitoring and system oversight

·        role of local government in the future system

·        national Māori entity

·        joint committee composition

·        enhanced Mana Whakahono ā Rohe arrangements, integrated with transfers of powers and joint management agreements

·        funding in the future system.

17.     This engagement is targeted to key parties involved in the resource management system. Mana whenua are being engaged in parallel. The Ministry for the Environment (MfE)  ran an engagement session with the Tāmaki Makaurau Mana Whenua Forum on 18 November 2021 and with elected members in attendance at the Local Government New Zealand (LGNZ) Auckland Zone meeting on Friday 10 December.

18.     Auckland Council’s earlier submissions provide strong direction on many of the questions contained in this discussion document. See Attachment A for a compiled list.

National Planning Framework (NPF)

19.     The NPF will replace the current system of national direction and provide an integrated set of mandatory national policies and standards. These will include natural environmental outcomes, limits and targets.

20.     The NPF will also provide direction on resource management matters that must be consistent throughout the system. This may include methods, standards and guidance to support regional spatial strategy development. It will play a role in resolving conflicts between outcomes in the system.

Regional Spatial Strategies (RSSs)

21.     RSSs will identify areas that are:

·        suitable for development

·        need to be protected

·        require infrastructure

·        vulnerable to climate change effects and natural hazards.

22.     One regional spatial strategy will be developed for each region, with flexibility to address issues within and across regions. The strategy will be prepared by a joint committee comprising representatives from hapū/iwi/Māori, local and central government. RSSs would integrate with other relevant documents like NBA plans and the NPF.

23.     Other significant legislation that the SPA will integrate includes the Local Government Act 2002, Land Transport Management Act 2003 and Climate Change Response Act 2002. These other acts are important parts of the resource management system, and substantive changes to them are not proposed as part of this reform.

Natural and Built Environments Act (NBA) Plans

24.     NBA plans will be land use / resource management plans similar in role to the current Auckland Unitary Plan.

25.     One NBA plan will be developed for each region. The plan will be prepared by a joint committee comprising representatives from hapū/iwi/Māori, local government, and potentially a representative appointed by the Minister of Conservation.

26.     NBA plans are intended to bring efficiencies into the system by providing consistency as a region and more effectively implementing the NPF.

27.     Initial consideration has been given to several sub-regional NBA plans being developed, then incorporated into a regional NBA plan. This could allow regions with different communities to take a more nuanced approach to regional planning.

28.     There is the potential to provide for local place-making in the plan-development process. This could be through local plans, such as those developed under the Local Government Act 2002 (eg, town centre plans, local community plans) and structure plans.

29.     The process for developing NBA plans is largely informed by the model used to develop the Auckland Unitary Plan and aims to incentivise all participants to engage early with the best information available. An independent hearings panel would hear submissions and make recommendations to the decision-makers.

RSS and NBA joint committees

30.     There will be one joint committee for NBA plans and another for RSS. RSS joint committees will have representation from local government, hapū/iwi/Māori and central government. NBA joint committees will have representation from local government and hapū/iwi/Māori. Consideration is also being given to the RM Review Panel’s proposal for a representative of the Minister of Conservation.

31.     A secretariat will be established in each region to support the committees (i.e., to prepare the regional spatial strategy and NBA plan). This would include how committees could draw staff and resources from existing local authorities in the region, and how technical and mātauranga Māori expertise is provided for.

32.     Subject to agreement by Post-Settlement Governance Entities, existing governance arrangements are to be provided for in the future system through Te Tiriti partnership entities. These entities will uphold Treaty settlements, takutai moana rights and existing voluntary arrangements.

Consenting

33.     The Government is proposing to reduce the number of activities categories from six (in the RMA) to four (in the NBA). Although the terminology would be similar to that in the RMA, changes are proposed to the definitions of the categories and in associated legal requirements. The four categories are:

·    permitted: activities where positive and adverse effects (including cumulative and those relevant to outcomes) are known. The scope of permitted activities will be slightly expanded

·    controlled: activities where potential positive and adverse effects (including cumulative and those relevant to outcomes) are generally known, but where tailored management of effects is required. There will be limited discretion to decline

·    discretionary: activities that are less appropriate, have effects that are less known (or go beyond boundaries), and activities that were unanticipated at the time of plan development. Councils will have a broad discretion to seek information and the ability to decline

·    prohibited: activities do not meet outcomes and/or breach limits; no applications will be allowed.

Compliance, monitoring and enforcement

34.     Proposed changes to compliance, monitoring and enforcement (CME) include:

·    broadening the cost recovery provisions in the NBA, allowing for costs to be recovered for compliance monitoring of permitted activities and investigations of noncompliant activities

·    ensuring compliance and enforcement decision-making is independent and not subject to inappropriate influence or bias

·    a substantial increase in financial penalties, broadening the range of offences subject to fines for commercial gain, and increasing the statute of limitations to 24 months

·    prohibiting the use of insurance for prosecution and infringement fines

·    allowing consent authorities to consider an applicant’s compliance history in the consent process

·    providing for alternative sanctions to traditional enforcement action and providing for new intervention tools, including enforceable undertakings and consent revocation.

35.     It is expected councils will continue to be responsible for the delivery of CME services including decision-making about when to take enforcement action and what type of action to take.


 

Monitoring and system oversight

36.     Monitoring provides information to help set environmental limits, track progress towards desired targets and outcomes, and let decision-makers know about the consequences of their actions.

37.       The proposed approach to monitoring will include:

·    a suite of tools in the NBA to direct monitoring

·    consistent and regular local-level environmental monitoring and reporting

·    enabling Māori to be involved in developing and undertaking monitoring and reporting activities

·    clear connections between the NBA and national environmental reporting under the Environmental Reporting Act 2015

·    stronger requirements for responsible bodies to investigate, evaluate and respond when this monitoring identifies problems that need to be addressed.

38.     System oversight ensures there is transparency and accountability for the performance of the system and the delivery of its objectives.

39.     The following functions of system oversight are proposed to be reflected in the future system:

·    stronger regulatory stewardship and operational oversight of the system by central government and other independent oversight bodies

·    regular reporting to Parliament on the performance of the system, in relation to environmental limits, targets and outcomes of the NBA

·    legislated requirements for central government to respond to national level reports on the state of the environment and system performance

·    independent oversight of system and agency performance, to provide accountability and impartial analysis and advice

·    mechanisms to monitor how the system gives effect to the principles of Te Tiriti

·    a range of powers for ministers to intervene and direct the system.

40.     It is expected councils will continue to be responsible for undertaking monitoring, with greater opportunities for Māori to be involved in monitoring activities.

41.     Central government is expected to play a stronger role in providing oversight of the system alongside independent bodies such as the Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environment and the proposed national entity for enabling Māori involvement at the national level.

Role of local government in the future system

42.     The proposed role of local government in the future system is outlined below. Some of these are subject to further decisions. These delineate the roles of local government from joint planning committees for unitary authorities.

In RSS and NBA plan development

·    play an essential connecting role between local communities and RSS and NBA plan development. Local authorities will support effective community engagement processes to ensure RSS and NBA plans enable local place-making and will give effect to significant views through governance and decision-making arrangements

·    contribute to RSS and NBA plan development, including through provision of information, resource and expertise. Involvement of councils through the secretariat will provide an avenue for council input into drafting

·    provide local plans to inform strategy and plan development. Specifically, it is intended the NBA will provide for place-shaping documents, such as local plans, under the Local Government Act 2002 (eg, town centre plans, community plans)

·    Collaborate with hapū/iwi/Māori to review and provide feedback on draft strategies and plans, potentially through timebound review stages.

Joint committees

·    Local authority appointments to RSS and NBA joint committees would be responsible for giving effect to local voice. It is expected other governance roles would be provided for local government through potential cross-regional and sub-regional sub-committees.

RSS and NBA plan implementation

·    Regional councils will retain responsibility for natural resource functions, and territorial authorities will retain their core land use and subdivision responsibilities. As a unitary authority, the council retains both regional and territorial functions.

·    Local authorities will implement RSSs through local authority plans and functions under the Local Government Act 2002 and through implementation agreements.

Compliance, monitoring, enforcement and oversight

·    Local authorities will continue to be responsible for the delivery of CME services, including decision-making about when to take enforcement action and what type of action to take

·    Local authorities may be required to provide consistent and regular local-level environmental reporting and would likely have roles in monitoring the implementation of RSS and regulatory instruments under NBA plans.

Timeframe for development of feedback on the discussion document

Milestone

Date

Report to Planning Committee

3 February 2022

Deadline for incorporated feedback

14 February 2022

Deadline for appended feedback

17 February 2022

Consultation period closes

28 February 2022

Further material

43.     Existing agreed positions in the council’s recent submissions are mainly from:

·    Auckland Council’s submission on the Natural and Built Environments Bill, August 2021

·    Auckland Council’s submission on Transforming the resource management system: opportunities for change - Issues and options paper, February 2020.

Tauākī whakaaweawe āhuarangi

Climate impact statement

44.     The decision to submit on the discussion document will not alter emissions or alter our adaptation to the impacts of climate change.

45.     The document acknowledges addressing climate change challenges as being a key consideration in future-proofing our resource management system.

46.     A reformed resource management system is expected to significantly impact Auckland Council’s roles and responsibilities as Auckland prepares for and adapts to the effects of climate change.

Ngā whakaaweawe me ngā tirohanga a te rōpū Kaunihera

Council group impacts and views

47.     The council group was involved in establishing existing council positions. Substantive Council-Controlled Organisations (CCOs) have also been asked for their input on this discussion document.

48.     The decision to submit on the discussion document will not impact on the council group. There are likely to be impacts from resource management system reform across the council group, although the nature and scale of these impacts will not be clear until the final legislation is produced.

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

Local impacts and local board views

49.     Wide resource management system reform will impact on the role and function of council, as well as several of its key strategic documents. This could have flow on impacts on the governance model of Auckland Council including the role of local boards.

50.     Local board feedback is being sought on the discussion document and will be incorporated into the council’s final submission as appropriate.  Local boards provided strong direction through the development of Resource Management System Reform, and this will inform the overall direction of the submission.

Tauākī whakaaweawe Māori

Māori impact statement

51.     The Independent Māori Statutory Board (IMSB) secretariat have been engaged in the development of this submission. MfE have engaged directly with the Tāmaki Makaurau Mana Whenua Forum in this process and sought their input on the discussion materials.

52.     Resource management system reform is likely to be of significant interest to and impact on Māori. An explicit objective of reform is ‘give effect to the principles of Te Tiriti o Waitangi and provide greater recognition of te ao Māori, including mātauranga Māori’.

53.     The discussion document outlines a number of ways that this is proposed to be achieved.

National Māori entity

54.     A national entity would be established to enable Māori as Treaty partners to participate in decision-making at a national level.

55.     Possible roles for the entity could include input into the development of the NPF, appointing Māori members to any board of inquiry process, and in system oversight and monitoring (including monitoring of Te Tiriti performance).

Joint committee composition

56.     Hapū/iwi/Māori appointments to RSS and NBA joint committees (alongside local government appointments) would be worked through region by region, but 50/50 governance is not proposed.

57.     Treaty settlements that have governance arrangements through PSGE will be fully transitioned into the new system as will takutai moana rights.

Enhanced Mana Whakahono ā Rohe arrangements, integrated with transfers of powers and joint management agreements

58.     Mana Whakahono ā Rohe: Iwi Participation Arrangements are a tool designed to assist tangata whenua and local authorities to discuss, agree and record how they will work together under the Resource Management Act (RMA). This includes agreeing how tangata whenua will be involved in decision making processes.

59.     The Mana Whakahono ā Rohe process would be enhanced by better enabling Māori participation in the system through an integrated partnerships process that would integrate with the existing RMA tools for transfers of powers and joint management agreements.

Ngā ritenga ā-pūtea

Financial implications

Funding in the future system

60.     To work effectively, the future system requires appropriate funding mechanisms for its different roles and activities.

61.     The MfE is exploring what provisions and guidance can be provided in the future system, to set clear expectations regarding who should pay for what, and to support the availability and use of appropriate funding tools. Proposals will use existing guidance on charging in the public sector and look at applying this to the context of the future resource management system.

62.     Implementation and operation of the new resource management system will require significant investment from the council. Central government’s approach to sharing these costs is unclear. These costs will be driven by factors such as the transition from the current system, establishment and support of joint committees, development of new plans and strategies, changed workforce needs, and increased legal action. In addition, there are likely to be impacts on the ways the council approaches financial and infrastructure planning.

Ngā raru tūpono me ngā whakamaurutanga

Risks and mitigations

63.     The decision to submit on the discussion document carries no risk.

64.     There are many possible financial, legal, strategic and reputational risks to the council associated with resource management reform. These will be identified and addressed as the reform programme progresses.

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Next steps

65.     Staff will seek delegation for approval of the council’s formal input at the Planning Committee on 3 February 2022.

66.     Staff will utilise previous submissions to develop a draft submission for engagement across the council family and with elected members and members of the IMSB.

67.     Local boards’ formal feedback on the discussion document will be appended to the Auckland Council submission on this matter.

68.     The SPA and NBA are likely to be introduced in the third quarter of 2022 and their progress through the house is likely to take around eight months. This will include the usual opportunity to submit to the select committee.

69.     Below are the key dates for input into the submission:

·        14 February 2022: deadline for feedback to be considered in the council’s submission.

·        17 February 2022: final date for any formal local board feedback to be appended to the submission.

·        28 February 2022: The final submission will be approved under delegated authority.

 

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Attachments

No.

Title

Page

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Council submission points on the Discussion Document

245

     

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Signatories

Author

Jacob van der Poel – Advisor, Policy and Operations

Authorisers

Carol Hayward - Team Leader Operations and Policy

Louise Mason – General Manager Local Board Services

Glenn Boyd - Local Area Manager

 

 


Aotea / Great Barrier Local Board

22 February 2022

 

 

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Aotea / Great Barrier Local Board

22 February 2022

 

 

Public feedback on proposal to make a new Signs Bylaw 2022

File No.: CP2022/00698

 

  

Te take mō te pūrongo

Purpose of the report

1.       To seek local board views on how the Bylaw Panel should address matters raised in public feedback to a proposed new Auckland Council and Auckland Transport Ture ā-Rohe mo nga Tohu 2022 / Signs Bylaw 2022 and associated controls, before a final decision is made.

Whakarāpopototanga matua

Executive summary

2.       To enable the local board to provide its views on how the Bylaw Panel should address matters raised in public feedback to a proposal to make a new Signs Bylaw and associated controls, staff have prepared a summary of feedback.

3.       The proposal seeks to better manage the problems signs can cause in relation to nuisance, safety, misuse of public places, the Auckland transport system and environment.

4.       Council received responses from 106 people and organisations at the close of feedback on 27 October 2021. All feedback is summarised by the following topics:

·    Proposal 1: Banners

·    Proposal 10: Verandah signs

·    Proposal 2A: Election signs (9-week display)

·    Proposal 11A: Wall-mounted signs (Heavy Industry Zones)

·    Proposal 2B: Election signs (directed at council-controlled parks, reserves, Open Space Zones)

·    Proposal 11B: Wall-mounted signs

·    Proposal 2C: Election signs

·    Proposal 12: Window signs

·    Proposal 3A: Event signs (temporary sales)

·    Proposal 13A: Major Recreational Facility Zones

·    Proposal 3B: Event signs (election sign sites and not-for-profits)

·    Proposal 13B: Open Space Zones

·    Proposal 3C: Event signs

·    Proposal 13C: Commercial sexual services

·    Proposal 4: Free-standing signs

·    Proposal 14A: General (safety and traffic)

·    Proposal 5A: Portable signs (City Centre Zone)

·    Proposal 14B: General (tops of buildings)

·    Proposal 5B: Portable signs

·    Proposal 14C: General (illuminated signs)

·    Proposal 6: Posters

·    Proposal 14D: General (business that cease trading)

·    Proposal 7A: Real estate signs (Heavy Industry Zones)

·    Proposal 15: Controls and approvals

·    Proposal 7B: Real estate signs

·    Proposal 16: Enforcement powers and penalties, and savings

·    Proposal 8: Stencil signs

·    Other feedback

·    Proposal 9: Vehicle signs

 

5.       Staff recommend that the local board provide its views on how the Bylaw Panel should address matters raised in public feedback to the proposal, and if it wishes, present those views to the Panel. Taking this approach will assist the Panel in making recommendations to the Governing Body and Board of Auckland Transport about whether to adopt the proposal.

6.       There is a reputational risk that the feedback from the local board area is from a limited group of people and does not reflect the views of the whole community. This report mitigates this risk by providing local boards with a summary of all public feedback.

7.       The Bylaw Panel will consider all local board views and public feedback on the proposal on 28 March 2022, and deliberate and make recommendations to the Governing Body in April 2022. The Governing Body and the Board of Auckland Transport will make final decisions in April and May 2022 respectively.

Ngā tūtohunga

Recommendation/s

That the Aotea / Great Barrier Local Board:

a)      tūtohi / receive the public feedback on the proposal to make a new Auckland Council and Auckland Transport Ture ā-Rohe mo nga Tohu 2022 / Signs Bylaw 2022 and associated controls in this agenda report.

b)      whakarato / provide its views on how the Bylaw Panel should address matters raised in public feedback to the proposal in recommendation (a) to assist the Bylaw Panel in its deliberations.

c)       whakatuu / appoint one or more local board members to present the views in b) to the Bylaw Panel on 28 March 2022.

d)      tuku mana / delegate authority to the local board chair to appoint replacement(s) to the persons in c) should an appointed member be unable to present to the Bylaw Panel.

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Context

Two bylaws currently regulate most signs in Auckland

8.       Two bylaws currently regulate most signs in Auckland:

·      The Auckland Council and Auckland Transport Ture ā-Rohe mo nga Tohu 2015 / Signage Bylaw 2015 and associated controls

·      Te Ture ā-Rohe mo nga Tohu Pānui Pōti a Auckland Transport 2013 / the Auckland Transport Election Signs Bylaw 2013.

9.       The Signage Bylaw minimises risks to public safety, prevents nuisance and misuse of council controlled public places, and protects the environment from negative sign impacts.

10.     The Election Signs Bylaw addresses public safety and amenity concerns from the negative impacts of election signs.

11.     The rules are enforced by Auckland Council’s Licensing and Regulatory Compliance unit using a graduated compliance model (information, education and enforcement).

12.     The two bylaws and controls are part of a wider regulatory framework that includes the:

·      Auckland Unitary Plan Operative in part for billboards and comprehensive development signage

·      Auckland Council District Plan – Hauraki Gulf Islands Section for signs on, in or over a scheduled item or its scheduled site on the Hauraki Gulf islands

·      Electoral Act 1993, Local Electoral Act 2001 and Electoral (Advertisements of a Specified Kind) Regulations 2005 for elections

·      Land Transport Rule: Traffic Control Devices and New Zealand Transport Agency (Signs on State Highways) Bylaw 2010 for transport-related purposes

·      New Zealand Advertising Standards Authority codes and the Human Rights Act 1993 for the content of signs

·      Auckland Council Public Safety and Nuisance Bylaw 2013 and Trading and Events in Public Places Bylaw 2015 for signs and structures in public places such as for events.

13.     The Signage Bylaw 2015 will expire on 28 May 2022 and council must make a new bylaw before that date to avoid a regulatory gap.

Council and Auckland Transport proposed a new bylaw for public feedback

14.     On 26 August 2021, the Governing Body and Board of Auckland Transport adopted a proposal to make a new Auckland Council and Auckland Transport Ture ā-Rohe mo nga Tohu 2022 / Signs Bylaw 2022 and associated controls for public consultation (GB/2021/103; Board of Auckland Transport decision 26 August 2021, Item 10).

15.     The proposal arose from a statutory review of the Signage Bylaw 2015 (see figure below).

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16.     The proposal seeks to better manage the problems signs can cause in relation to nuisance, safety, misuse of public places, the Auckland transport system and environment. Major proposals in comparison to the current bylaws are:

·      to make a new bylaw and associated controls that combines and revokes the current Signage Bylaw 2015 and Election Signs Bylaw 2013

·      in relation to election signs, to:

enable election signs on places not otherwise allowed up to nine weeks prior to an election

clarify that election signs on private property must not be primarily directed at a park, reserve, or Open Space Zone

remove the ability to display election signs related to Entrust

·      in relation to event signs:

allowing event signs on the same roadside sites as election signs

clarifying that community event signs on community-related sites may only be displayed if a not-for-profit provides the event

enabling signs for temporary sales

·      increase the current portable sign prohibited area to cover the entire City Centre Zone

·      increase the maximum flat wall-mounted sign area in the Heavy Industry Zone to 6m2

·      add rules about signs that advertise the temporary sale of goods

·      retain the intent of the current bylaws (unless stated) while increasing certainty and reflecting current practice. For example, to clarify that:

signs on boundary fences with an Open Space Zone require council approval

the placement of directional real estate signs applies to the ‘three nearest intersections’

changeable messages relate to transitions between static images

LED signs must comply with the relevant luminance standards

there is a limit of one commercial sexual services sign per premises

·      using a bylaw structure, format and wording more aligned to the Auckland Unitary Plan and current council drafting standards.

17.     The proposal was publicly notified for feedback from 22 September until 27 October 2021. Council received feedback from 76 people and 30 organisations (106 in total).

The local board has an opportunity to provide views on public feedback

18.     The local board now has an opportunity to provide its views on how the Bylaw Panel should address matters raised in public feedback to the proposal before a final decision is made.

19.     Local board views must be provided by resolution to the Bylaw Panel. The local board can also choose to present those views to the Bylaw Panel on 28 March 2022.

20.     The nature of the local board views are at the discretion of the local board but must remain within the scope of the proposal and public feedback. For example, the local board could:

·      indicate support for matters raised in public feedback by people from the local board area

·      recommend how the Bylaw Panel should address matters raised in public feedback.

Tātaritanga me ngā tohutohu

Analysis and advice

21.     No people from the local board area provided feedback to the proposal.

22.     There was majority support from Auckland-wide feedback on all proposals except for Proposals 9 and 13A.

Support of proposal in the local board area

Topic

Local board feedback

Auckland-wide feedback

Support

Opposition

Support

Opposition

P1: Banners

No feedback

No feedback

73 per cent

22 per cent

P2A: Election signs (9-week display)

No feedback

No feedback

53 per cent

36 per cent

P2B: Election signs (directed at council-controlled parks or reserves, or at an Open Space Zone)

No feedback

No feedback

63 per cent

35 per cent

P2C: Election signs

No feedback

No feedback

67 per cent

21 per cent

P3A: Event signs (temporary sales)

No feedback

No feedback

54 per cent

34 per cent

P3B: Event signs (election sign sites and not-for-profits)

No feedback

No feedback

59 per cent

27 per cent

P3C: Event signs

No feedback

No feedback

78 per cent

7 per cent

P4: Free-standing signs

No feedback

No feedback

66 per cent

14 per cent

P5A: Portable signs (City Centre Zone)

No feedback

No feedback

65 per cent

20 per cent

P5B: Portable signs

No feedback

No feedback

74 per cent

8 per cent

P6: Posters

No feedback

No feedback

76 per cent

16 per cent

P7A: Real estate signs (Heavy Industry Zones)

No feedback

No feedback

56 per cent

32 per cent

P7B: Real estate signs

No feedback

No feedback

62 per cent

24 per cent

P8: Stencil signs

No feedback

No feedback

71 per cent

13 per cent

P9: Vehicle signs

No feedback

No feedback

40 per cent

43 per cent

P10: Verandah signs

No feedback

No feedback

54 per cent

18 per cent

P11A: Wall-mounted signs (Heavy Industry Zones)

No feedback

No feedback

60 per cent

24 per cent

P11B: Wall-mounted signs

No feedback

No feedback

59 per cent

24 per cent

P12: Window signs

No feedback

No feedback

69 per cent

28 per cent

P13A: Major Recreational Facility Zones

No feedback

No feedback

48 per cent

10 per cent

P13B: Open Space Zones

No feedback

No feedback

59 per cent

21 per cent

P13C: Commercial sexual services

No feedback

No feedback

73 per cent

20 per cent

P14A: General (safety and traffic)

No feedback

No feedback

67 per cent

13 per cent

P14B: General (tops of buildings)

No feedback

No feedback

79 per cent

18 per cent

P14C: General (illuminated signs)

No feedback

No feedback

74 per cent

8 per cent

P14D: General (business that cease trading)

No feedback

No feedback

58 per cent

37 per cent

P15: Controls and approvals

No feedback

No feedback

52 per cent

24 per cent

P16: Enforcement powers and penalties, and savings

No feedback

No feedback

62 per cent

7 per cent

Note: Above percentages may not add to 100 per cent because they exclude ‘don’t know’ / ‘other’ responses.

23.     Key themes from the Auckland-wide feedback highlighted issues with illuminated signs (Proposal 14C), general rules for event signs (Proposal 3C), portable signs (Proposal 5B) and posters (Proposal 6), and the rules for commercial sexual service signs (Proposal 13C).

24.     The proposal can be viewed in the link. A summary of all public feedback is in Attachment A.

Staff recommend the local board provide its views on public feedback

25.     Staff recommend that the local board provide its views on how the Bylaw Panel should address matters raised in public feedback by resolution, and if it wishes, present those views to the Bylaw Panel on 28 March 2022.

Tauākī whakaaweawe āhuarangi

Climate impact statement

26.     Council considered climate impacts as part of the Bylaw review and proposal process. The use of signage in Auckland has minor climate implications.

27.     The proposal continues to support climate change adaptation, for example by requiring signs to be secured and not able to be displaced under poor or adverse weather conditions.

28.     The proposal has a similar climate impact as the current bylaws, for example illuminated signs may have a minor impact on emissions. The Bylaw however is limited in its ability to regulate for sustainability purposes. The Bylaw must be reviewed in 5 years and committee has resolved to investigate redistributing sign rules between the Bylaw and the Auckland Unitary Plan as part of the Plan’s next review (resolution number REG/2020/66) at which time illumination and sustainability issues could be examined.

Ngā whakaaweawe me ngā tirohanga a te rōpū Kaunihera

Council group impacts and views

29.     The proposal has been developed jointly with Auckland Transport.

30.     The proposal impacts the operations of several council departments and council-controlled organisations. This includes Auckland Council’s Licencing and Regulatory Compliance Unit and Parks, Sports and Recreation Department, and Auckland Unlimited, Eke Panuku Development Auckland and Auckland Transport.

31.     Relevant staff are aware of the impacts of the proposal and their implementation role.

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

Local impacts and local board views

32.     The Bylaw is important to local boards due to its impact on local governance. For example, it regulates signs about community events and signs on local facilities and parks.

33.     Local board views were sought on a draft proposal in July 2021. The draft was supported in full by four local boards, 16 suggested changes and one deferred a decision. A summary of local board views and changes made to the draft proposal can be viewed in the 17 August 2021 Regulatory Committee agenda (Attachment B to Item 10).

34.     This report provides an opportunity to give local board views on how the Bylaw Panel should address matters raised in public feedback to the proposal, before a final decision is made.

Tauākī whakaaweawe Māori

Māori impact statement

35.     The proposal supports the key directions of rangatiratanga and manaakitanga under the Independent Māori Statutory Board’s Māori Plan for Tāmaki Makaurau and Schedule of Issues of Significance 2021-2025, and the Auckland Plan 2050’s Māori Identity and Wellbeing outcome by:

·      balancing Māori rights under Te Tiriti o Waitangi to exercise their tikanga and rangatiratanga across their whenua with the council’s and Auckland Transport’s obligations to ensure public safety[11]

·      supporting Māori who want to make their businesses uniquely identifiable and visible

·      enabling Māori to benefit from signs to promote and participate in community activities and events, share ideas and views, and engage in elections

·      protecting Māori and Tāmaki Makaurau’s built and natural environments from the potential harms that signs can cause.

36.     The Issues of Significance also contains key directions for council-controlled organisations to integrate Māori culture and te reo Māori expression into signage. The council group are implementing policies to support the use of te reo Māori in council infrastructure and signs. The proposal, however, does not require the use of te reo Māori on signs as there is no central government legislation that gives the council or Auckland Transport the appropriate bylaw-making powers for this purpose.

37.     Mana whenua and mataawaka were notified of the proposal and given the opportunity to provide feedback through face-to-face meetings, in writing, online and in-person.

38.     Five individuals identifying as Māori (6 per cent of submitters) provided feedback.

39.     There was majority support for Proposals 3A, 3C, 4, 5A, 5B, 6, 7B, 8, 11B, 12, 14A, 14B, 15 and 16, split support (50 per cent) for Proposals 1, 2A, 3B, 7A, 11A, 13A, 13B and 14C, and majority opposition to Proposals 2B, 9, 13C and 14D. Opinions about the remaining proposals were mixed, with no clear majority of respondents in support or opposition.

40.     In contrast, there was majority support for all proposals except for Proposals 9 and 13A from all people who provided feedback Auckland-wide.

Ngā ritenga ā-pūtea

Financial implications

41.     There are no financial implications arising from decisions sought in this report. Costs associated with the special consultative procedure and Bylaw implementation will be met within existing budgets.

Ngā raru tūpono me ngā whakamaurutanga

Risks and mitigations

42.     The following risk has been identified:

If...

Then...

Mitigation

The feedback from the local board area is from a limited group of people.

The feedback may not reflect the views of the whole community.

This risk is mitigated by providing local boards with a summary of all public feedback.

Ngā koringa ā-muri

Next steps

43.     On 28 March 2022 the Bylaw Panel will consider all formal local board views and public feedback on the proposal, deliberate and make recommendations to the Governing Body and the Auckland Transport Board in April 2022. The Governing Body and the Auckland Transport Board will make a final decision in April and May 2022 respectively.

Ngā tāpirihanga

Attachments

No.

Title

Page

a

Summary of all public feedback (Under Separate Cover)

 

Ngā kaihaina

Signatories

Authors

Steve Hickey - Policy Analyst

Elizabeth Osborne - Policy Analyst

Authorisers

Paul Wilson - Senior Policy Manager

Glenn Boyd - Local Area Manager

 

 


Aotea / Great Barrier Local Board

22 February 2022

 

 

Local Board Correspondence

File No.: CP2022/01268

 

  

Te take mō te pūrongo

Purpose of the report

1.       To inform the Aotea / Great Barrier Local Board of key correspondence sent and received during the month of February 2022.

Whakarāpopototanga matua

Executive summary

2.       A letter was sent to Hon David Parker, Minister of Oceans and Fisheries on 8 February 2022 signed by the chairperson on behalf of the local board supporting the “Phasing out of mobile bottom contact fishing methods from the entire Hauraki Gulf Marine Park through the Hauraki Gulf Fish Plan and Advisory Group”, appended as Attachment A.

3.       Attachment B of this report is a letter of support to the submission of Quiet Sky Waiheke to the Transport and Infrastructure Committee on Civil Aviation Bill 61 -1 (2021), dated 3 February 2022 signed by the chairperson on behalf of the local board.

 

Ngā tūtohunga

Recommendation

That the Aotea / Great Barrier Local Board:

a)     note the following letters:

i)          letter sent to Hon David Parker dated 8 February 2022 as Attachment A to this report

ii)        letter of support to the submission of Quiet Sky Waiheke on Civil Aviation Bill 61-1 (2021) as Attachment B to this report.

 

Ngā tāpirihanga

Attachments

No.

Title

Page

a

Letter to the Hon David Parker, Minister of Oceans and Fisheries

263

b

Letter of support to Quiet Sky Waiheke submission

267

     

Ngā kaihaina

Signatories

Author

Guia Nonoy - Democracy Advisor

Authoriser

Glenn Boyd - Local Area Manager

 

 


Aotea / Great Barrier Local Board

22 February 2022

 

 

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Aotea / Great Barrier Local Board

22 February 2022

 

 

Aotea / Great Barrier Local Board Governance Forward Work Calendar 2019 - 2022

File No.: CP2022/00896

 

 

Te take mō te pūrongo

Purpose of the report

1.       To present the Aotea / Great Barrier Local Board with its updated governance forward work calendar.

Whakarāpopototanga matua

Executive summary

2.       The Aotea / Great Barrier Local Board Governance Forward Work Calendar 2019 - 2022 is appended to the report as Attachment A. The calendar is updated monthly, reported to business meetings and distributed to council staff for reference and information only.

3.       The governance forward work calendars are part of Auckland Council’s quality advice programme and aim to support local boards’ governance role by:

·        ensuring advice on meeting agendas is driven by local board priorities

·        clarifying what advice is expected and when

·        clarifying the rationale for reports.

4.       The calendar also aims to provide guidance for staff supporting local boards and greater transparency for the public.

 

Ngā tūtohunga

Recommendation/s

That the Aotea / Great Barrier Local Board:

a)      note its Governance Forward Work Calendar for the political term 2019 - 2022 as at February 2022.

 

Ngā tāpirihanga

Attachments

No.

Title

Page

a

February 2022 Aotea / Great Barrier Local Board governance forward work calendar

271

     

Ngā kaihaina

Signatories

Author

Guia Nonoy - Democracy Advisor

Authoriser

Glenn Boyd - Local Area Manager

 

 


Aotea / Great Barrier Local Board

22 February 2022

 

 

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Aotea / Great Barrier Local Board

22 February 2022

 

 

Aotea / Great Barrier Local Board Workshop Record of Proceedings

File No.: CP2022/00893

 

  

Te take mō te pūrongo

Purpose of the report

1.       To note the records for the Aotea / Great Local Board workshops held following the previous business meeting.

Whakarāpopototanga matua

Executive summary

2.       Under section 12.1 of the current Standing Orders of the Aotea / Great Barrier Local Board, workshops convened by the local board shall be closed to the public. However, the proceedings of every workshop shall record the names of members attending and a statement summarising the nature of the information received, and nature of matters discussed.

3.       The purpose of the local board’s workshops is for the provision of information and local board members discussion.  No resolutions or formal decisions are made during the local board’s workshops.

4.       The record of proceedings for the local board’s workshops held on the 7th of December 2021, 1st and 8th of February 2022 are appended to the report.

 

Ngā tūtohunga

Recommendation/s

That the Aotea / Great Barrier Local Board:

a)    note the record of proceedings for the local board workshops held on Tuesday 7 December 2021, Tuesday 1 February and Tuesday 8 February 2022.

 

Ngā tāpirihanga

Attachments

No.

Title

Page

a

20211207 Aotea / Great Barrier Local Board Workshop Record

277

b

20220201 Aotea / Great Barrier Local Board Workshop Record

279

c

20220208 Aotea / Great Barrier Local Board Workshop Record

281

     

Ngā kaihaina

Signatories

Author

Guia Nonoy - Democracy Advisor

Authoriser

Glenn Boyd - Local Area Manager

 

 


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22 February 2022

 

 

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

That the Aotea / Great Barrier Local Board

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

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

 

13        Auckland Council’s Quarterly Performance Report: Aotea / Great Barrier Local Board for quarter two 2021/2022 - Attachment b - Aotea / Great Barrier Local Board Operating Performance Financial Summary - CONFIDENTIAL

Reason for passing this resolution in relation to each matter

Particular interest(s) protected (where applicable)

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

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

s7(2)(j) - The withholding of the information is necessary to prevent the disclosure or use of official information for improper gain or improper advantage.

In particular, the report contains detailed financial information that has an impact on the financial results of the Auckland Council group half-year result, that requires release to the New Zealand Stock Exchange.

s48(1)(a)

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

 



[1] Three waters refers to drinking water, wastewater, and storm water.

[2] National Policy Statement – Freshwater Management policy 3.5

[3] http://www.knowledgeauckland.org.nz/publication/?mid=1747&DocumentType=1&

[4] http://knowledgeauckland.org.nz/publication/?mid=2807

[5] Streams, springs, rivers, lakes, wetlands, groundwater, estuaries, harbours.

[6] This included 61 individuals and 18 organisations.

[7] The decision-making responsibility for Te Arai Drainage District, the Okahuhura Drainage Area and the Glorit Drainage District was reallocated to the Governing Body on 9 December 2020 (GB/2020/140).

[8]    Refer Submitter Numbers 541, 1252, 1356 and 1416 in Attachment B.

[9]    Proposed prohibited areas with majority support were Pakuranga Community Hall, St Heliers Community Library and Hall, Leigh Library and Grounds, Ti Point Walkway, Warkworth Town Hall Grounds, Onetangi Cemetery, Waiheke Island Artworks, Entrance of Goldie Bush Walkway, Lopdell Hall and House, Sandys Parade and Highwic House.

[10]  Proposed restricted area with majority support was Whisper Cove (adjacent roadside parking).

[11]   For example, the proposal does not apply council controlled public place rules to land under the control of the Tūpuna Maunga o Tāmaki Makaurau Authority or to internal signs not on or visible from council controlled public places or the Auckland transport system. The proposal does however apply rules to signs on marae that are visible from council controlled public places or Auckland transport system as these could have safety impacts.