Waitematā Local Board

 

OPEN MINUTES

 

 

 

Minutes of a meeting of the Waitematā Local Board held via Microsoft Teams on Tuesday, 15 March 2022 at 1.00pm. Either a recording or written summary will be uploaded on the Auckland Council website.

 

present

 

Chairperson

Richard Northey, (ONZM)

 

Deputy Chairperson

Alexandra Bonham

 

Members

Glenda Fryer

 

 

Graeme Gunthorp

 

 

Kerrin Leoni

 

 

Julie Sandilands

Left the meeting at 3.40pm

 

 


Waitematā Local Board

15 March 2022

 

 

 

1          Welcome

 

Chair Northey opened the meeting with a karakia and welcomed those present.

 

2          Apologies

 

There were no apologies.

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

Member

Attendance

Chair Richard Northey

Deputy Chair Alex Bonham

Member Glenda Fryer

Member Graeme Gunthorp

Member Kerrin Leoni 

Member Julie Sandilands

 

 

3          Declaration of Interest

 

There were no declarations of interest.

 

 

4          Confirmation of Minutes

 

Resolution number WTM/2022/24

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

That the Waitematā Local Board:

a)          confirm the minutes of its ordinary meeting, held on Tuesday, 15 February 2022, as a true and correct record.

 

CARRIED

 

 

5          Leave of Absence

 

There were no leaves of absence.

 


 

6          Acknowledgements

           

6.1

Acknowledgements - Adriana Avendano Christie

 

The Waitematā Local Board acknowledged the resignation of Board Member Adriana Avendano Christie and her taking up a manager’s position at the Auckland Council. Board Members expressed their thanks for her hard work, skills, knowledge, commitment, responsiveness and principled advocacy during her five and a half years as a Waitematā Local Board member.

 


6.2

Acknowledgements - Keith McConnell

 

The Waitematā Local Board acknowledged the recent death of Keith McConnell, with his untiring commitment to good governance.

 

 

7          Petitions

 

7.1

Petition to stop and review Auckland Transport Cycleways

 

Gael Baldock presented a petition established in 2018 on behalf of Occupy Garnet Road and 2,462 residents calling for a moratorium and an independent review into Auckland Transport’s implementation of cycleways.

 

Petition Prayer:

We demand an immediate stop to all work on the cycle ways being installed throughout Auckland until an independent review has been carried out, and that, going forward, full designs are presented to affected communities as part of an improved consultation process.

 

The petition can be found online here: https://www.change.org/p/protest-the-auckland-cycle-ways

 

A copy of the petition text has been placed in the official minutes and is available on the Auckland Council website as a minutes attachment.

 

Resolution number WTM/2022/25

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

That the Waitematā Local Board:

a)           receive the tabled petition and refer to Auckland Transport.

CARRIED

 

Attachments

a     15 March 2022, Waitematā Local Board, Item 7.1 - Petitions - Petition to stop and review Auckland Transport Cycleways Petition Text

 


 

8          Deputations

 

8.1

Trevor Lund, Freemans Bay Residents' Association

 

Trevor Lund and Basil Denee from the Freemans Bay Residents’ Association were in attendance to present a community-based project to upgrade an area of Costley Reserve, and request the board’s support on other upgrades in Costley Reserve.

 

Resolution number WTM/2022/26

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

That the Waitematā Local Board:

a)      receive the tabled presentation and thank Trevor Lund, Basil Denee and the Freemans Bay Residents’ Association members for their attendance

b)         refer the matters raised by the Freemans Bay Residents’ Association regarding Costley Reserve to staff to provide advice on the maintenance levels and weed control, especially in bush areas, on new planting and improvements to seating and lighting in the park, and potential for funding.

CARRIED

 

Attachments

a     15 March 2022, Waitematā Local Board, Item 8.1 - Deputations, Trevor Lund, Freemans Bay Residents' Association Presentation

 

 

8.2

Noelene Buckland, City Centre Residents' Group

 

Noelene Buckland from the City Centre Residents’ Group was in attendance to speak about the St Patrick’s Square development, the Annual Plan, the City Centre Master Plan, and the City Centre Targeted Rate.

 

Resolution number WTM/2022/27

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

That the Waitematā Local Board:

a)          receive the presentation and thank Noelene Buckland and the City Centre Residents’ Group for their attendance.

b)          note the comments made when considering its advocacy on Council’s Annual Plan and Budget and also regarding St Patricks’ Square.

CARRIED

 

 

 

 

 


 

9          Public Forum

 

9.1

Public Forum - Tim Adriaansen

 

Tim Adriaansen was in attendance to speak on behalf of Bike Auckland about his concerns on the proposed new road layout at the Boston Road and Normanby Road intersection.

 

Resolution number WTM/2022/28

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

That the Waitematā Local Board:

a)          thank Tim Adriaansen for his tabled presentation and attendance at the meeting

b)         refer the presentation to Auckland Transport for consideration.

CARRIED

 

Attachments

a     15 March 2022, Waitematā Local Board, Item 9.1 - Public Forum - Tim Adriaansen Presentation

 

 

9.2

Public Forum - Jo Malcolm

 

This item did not proceed.

 

 

9.3

Public Forum - Gael Baldock

 

Gael Baldock was in attendance to speak about the West Lynn village works and consultation around the Grey Lynn/Westmere cycleway.

 

Resolution number WTM/2022/29

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

That the Waitematā Local Board:

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

CARRIED

 

Attachments

a     15 March 2022, Waitematā Local Board, Item 9.3 - Public Forum - Gael Baldock, Written Presentation

 

 

9.4

Public Forum - John Dowsett and Fiona Reeves

 

John Dowsett and Fiona Reeves were in attendance to speak about the eucalyptus trees located in Costley Reserve and to seek board support for their replacement with appropriate native trees.

 

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

That the Waitematā Local Board:

a)          receive the tabled presentation and thank John Dowsett and Fiona Reeves for their attendance at the meeting

b)          refer the concerns regarding maintenance and dropped leaves to staff.

 

Resolution number WTM/2022/30

MOVED by Member G Gunthorp, seconded by Member GF Fryer, an amendment by way of addition:  

That the Waitematā Local Board:

c)          request a report from staff on potential removal and replacement with native trees.

 

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

For

Member GF Fryer

Member G Gunthorp

Member KL Leoni

Member J Sandilands

Against

Deputy Chairperson A Bonham

Chairperson R Northey

Abstained

 

The motion was declared carried by 4 votes to 2.

CARRIED

 

The substantive motion was put.

 

Resolution number WTM/2022/31

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

That the Waitematā Local Board:

a)          receive the tabled presentation and thank John Dowsett and Fiona Reeves for their attendance at the meeting

b)         refer the concerns regarding maintenance and dropped leaves to staff

c)          request a report from staff on potential removal and replacement with native trees.

CARRIED

 

Attachments

a     15 March 2022, Waitematā Local Board, Item 9.4 - Public Forum - John Dowsett Photos

 

 

9.5

Public Forum - Boopsie Maran

 

Boopsie Maran was in attendance to speak on simplified access and support when activating public open spaces.

 

Resolution number WTM/2022/32

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

That the Waitematā Local Board:

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

CARRIED

 

 

 


 

9.6

Public Forum - Allan Matson

 

Allan Matson was in attendance to speak on the process for Auckland Council’s implementation of recent legislation requiring greater intensification.

 

Resolution number WTM/2022/33

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

That the Waitematā Local Board:

a)      thank Allan Matson for his presentation and attendance at the meeting.

 

CARRIED

 

10        Extraordinary Business

 

There was no extraordinary business.

 

 

11

Ward Councillor's report

 

Resolution number WTM/2022/34

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

That the Waitematā Local Board:

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

CARRIED

 

 

12

Local board input to development of Auckland Transport’s Interim Speed Management Plan

 

Resolution number WTM/2022/35

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

That the Waitematā Local Board:

a)          support the introduction of an interim Auckland Speed Management Plan

b)         recommend that Auckland Transport, in the Auckland Speed Management Plan considers more effective mitigations and controls on night-time speeding and how this will be enforced effectively, noting that this is a continuing major issue for residents in the Wynyard Quarter currently with respect The Point, and throughout their residential areas

c)          recommend that, while supporting the reduction of speed as being only one important aspect of achieving Vision Zero outcomes,  there needs to be an integrated response including the use of road corridor treatments, gateway treatments, landscaping, education and a greater culture shift . These must combine to create low/ slow traffic neighbourhoods that prioritise safety for pedestrians and micromobility users, and disincentivise through traffic

 

 

 

 

d)          recommend that the following areas within the local board area be reviewed when staff develop the proposed plan:

i)           West Lynn including the shops, Francis Street, Sherwood Ave, Stanmore Road and Wellpark Ave

ii)         Ponsonby South, between Summer Street and Richmond Road

iii)        Grey Lynn East, between Richmond Road, Ponsonby Road, Williamson Ave and Grey Lynn Park

iv)        Grey Lynn South between Great North Road, Ponsonby Road, Williamson Ave and the Grey Lynn shops

v)         Parnell, including Parnell Road

vi)        Westmere shops, including a section of Garnet Road and of West End Road.

 

CARRIED

 

 

13

Harbour Bridge Park Concept Design

 

Fiona Knox, Priority Location Director Waterfront, Eke Panuku, was in attendance to speak to this report.

 

Resolution number WTM/2022/36

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

That the Waitematā Local Board:

a)          endorse the Harbour Bridge Park Concept Design (as per attachment) for public consultation

b)         urge that an appropriate dual name in te reo Māori be identified and utilised

c)          note that the design is consistent with the references to the park in the Waterfront Plan 2012 which included: “there will be opportunities for native planting, recognition of cultural heritage, and picnic and fishing spots to make the most of the area’s superb outlook across the harbour”.

 

CARRIED

 

 

14

Council-controlled Organisations Quarterly Update: Quarter Two, 2021/2022

 

Resolution number WTM/2022/37

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

That the Waitematā Local Board:

a)          receive the Council-controlled Organisations Quarterly Report for Quarter Two 2021/2022

b)         approve the updates to the Joint CCO Engagement Plan 2021/2022, noting that Eke Panuku will consult the local board on the Pompallier Terrace development, and will regularly report to the Board on the Queen Street properties renewal and Bledisloe House progress

 

 

c)          request that the level of engagement for the Queen Street Properties be reviewed as part of the 2022/2023 Joint CCO Engagement Plan and that the Auckland Stadiums Strategy development be changed from ‘inform’ to ‘consult’ once the Strategy development has moved past the current feasibility and discovery phase

d)         reiterates our desire for Eke Panuku to lead the development of a Masterplan for the area between Myers Park and Wellesley Street.

 

CARRIED

 

 

15

Amendment to Standing Orders

 

Gabriel Ford, Democracy Advisor, was in attendance to speak to this report.

 

Resolution number WTM/2022/38

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

That the Waitematā Local Board:

a)      approve the addition of Appendix E which clarifies what constitutes a tabled document and outlines the principles and processes for documents provided by deputations and public forum speakers, and the requirements for tabled information to be attached to the tabled minutes, as a new appendix to the Waitematā Local Board Standing Orders, with the addition to the definition of “Offensive” of members of the public to board members and staff so that it would read: “For clarity, a speaker, presentation or document is offensive if they criticise elected members, staff, or members of the public.

b)      adopt the amended Waitematā Local Board Standing Orders to include the amendment to 7.8.1 to extend the time allotted for each speaker from three minutes to five minutes, and to include Appendix E as per clause a).

 

CARRIED

 

 

16

Urgent decision to approve Waitematā Local Board feedback on Transforming Aotearoa New Zealand’s resource management system: Our future resource management system – Materials for Discussion

 

Resolution number WTM/2022/39

MOVED by Deputy Chairperson A Bonham, seconded by Member GF Fryer:  

That the Waitematā Local Board:

a)      receive the urgent decision to approve local board feedback on the Transforming Aotearoa New Zealand’s resource management system: Our future resource management system – Materials for Discussion.

 

CARRIED

 

 

 


 

17

Urgent decision - Feedback on the Hākaimangō-Matiatia Marine Reserve application to the Department of Conservation

 

Resolution number WTM/2022/40

MOVED by Deputy Chairperson A Bonham, seconded by Member KL Leoni:  

That the Waitematā Local Board:

a)      receive the urgent decision to approve local board feedback on the Hākaimangō-Matiatia Marine Reserve application.

 

CARRIED

 

 

18

Chairperson's report

 

Resolution number WTM/2022/41

MOVED by Deputy Chairperson A Bonham, seconded by Member GF Fryer:  

That the Waitematā Local Board:

a)      receive the Chair’s report for March 2022.

 

CARRIED

 

 

19

Board member reports

 

Resolution number WTM/2022/42

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

That the Waitematā Local Board:

a)      receive the written reports from Deputy Chair Bonham, Member Fryer and Member Gunthorp and receive the verbal report from Member Leoni for March 2022.

 

CARRIED

 

Member J Sandilands left the meeting at 3.40 pm.

 

 

20

Governance Forward Work Calendar

 

Resolution number WTM/2022/43

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

That the Waitematā Local Board:

a)      receive the governance forward work calendar as at 15 March 2022.

 

CARRIED

 

 

 


 

21

Waitematā Local Board workshop records

 

Resolution number WTM/2022/44

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

That the Waitematā Local Board:

a)      receive the Waitematā Local Board workshop records for the workshops held 22 February, 1 March and 8 March 2022

 

CARRIED

 

22        Consideration of Extraordinary Items

 

There was no consideration of extraordinary items.

 

 

3.54 pm                                              The Chair thanked Members and staff for their attendance and attention to business and declared the meeting closed.

 

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

 

 

 

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