I hereby give notice that an ordinary meeting of the Kaipātiki Local Board will be held on:

 

Date:

Time:

Meeting Room:

Venue:

 

Wednesday, 20 April 2022

10.00am

This meeting will proceed via Microsoft Teams.

Either a recording or written summary will be

uploaded on the Auckland Council website.

 

Kaipātiki Local Board

 

OPEN AGENDA

 

 

 

 

MEMBERSHIP

 

Chairperson

John Gillon

 

Deputy Chairperson

Danielle Grant, JP

 

Members

Paula Gillon

 

 

Ann Hartley, QSO

 

 

Melanie Kenrick

 

 

Cindy Schmidt

 

 

Andrew Shaw

 

 

Adrian Tyler

 

 

(Quorum 4 members)

 

 

 

Jacinda Short

Democracy Advisor

 

12 April 2022

 

Contact Telephone: (09) 484 6236

Email: jacinda.short@aucklandcouncil.govt.nz

Website: www.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz

 

 


 


Kaipātiki Local Board

20 April 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                                                                 6

7.1     Petition - Save Little Shoal Bay                 6

8          Deputations                                                           6

8.1     Pest Free Kaipātiki Restoration Society   6

8.2     The Importance of Heritage in Birkenhead and Northcote                                              7

9          Public Forum                                                                            7

10        Extraordinary Business                                       7

11        Local board views on plan change to amend Historic Heritage Schedule                                  9

12        Grant of landowner approval and deed of additional premises to Birkenhead United Association Football and Sports Club Incorporated at Shepherds Park, (31-35 Cresta Ave), Beach Haven                                             19

13        Variations to the Kaipātiki Local Board 2021/2022 Work Programme                             29

14        Marlborough Park, Glenfield - approval of concept design for accessible play equipment                                                                              99

15        Kaipātiki local parks - reclassification of Kauri Point Domain and additional classifications 113

16        Kaipātiki Local Board Grants Programme 2022/2023                                                           125

17        New Private Road Name for Subdivision at 24 - 28 & 42 Taurus Crescent, Beach Haven         133

18        Auckland Transport - Activities in the Road Corridor Bylaw 2022                                         141

19        Transport Emissions Reduction Plan            183

20        Local board feedback on the draft 2021 Regional Parks Management Plan                  203

21        Wairau catchment working group meeting, Friday 8 April, 2022                                           359

22        Kaipātiki Local Board Chairperson's Report 405

23        Members' Reports                                            413

24        Governing Body and Independent Maori Statutory Board Members' Update                 421

25        Governance Forward Work Calendar             423

26        Workshop Records - Kaipātiki Local Board - March 2022                                                        429

27        Consideration of Extraordinary Items

 


1          Welcome / Karakia

 

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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.

The Auckland Council Code of Conduct for Elected Members (the Code) requires elected members to fully acquaint themselves with, and strictly adhere to, the provisions of Auckland Council’s Conflicts of Interest Policy.  The policy covers two classes of conflict of interest:

i)        A financial conflict of interest, which is one where a decision or act of the local board could reasonably give rise to an expectation of financial gain or loss to an elected member; and

ii)       A non-financial conflict of interest, which does not have a direct personal financial component.  It may arise, for example, from a personal relationship, or involvement with a non-profit organisation, or from conduct that indicates prejudice or predetermination.

The Office of the Auditor General has produced guidelines to help elected members understand the requirements of the Local Authority (Member’s Interest) Act 1968.  The guidelines discuss both types of conflicts in more detail, and provide elected members with practical examples and advice around when they may (or may not) have a conflict of interest.

Copies of both the Auckland Council Code of Conduct for Elected Members and the Office of the Auditor General guidelines are available for inspection by members upon request. 

Any questions relating to the Code or the guidelines may be directed to the Local Area Manager in the first instance.

4          Confirmation of Minutes

 

That the Kaipātiki Local Board:

a)          confirm the ordinary minutes of its meeting, held on Wednesday, 16 March 2022, including the confidential section, 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

 

7.1       Petition - Save Little Shoal Bay

Te take mō te pūrongo

Purpose of the report

1.       To present a petition to the Kaipātiki Local Board regarding the future of Little Shoal Bay.

Whakarāpopototanga matua

Executive summary

2.       Katrina King and Jane Henderson will present a petition to the Kaipātiki Local Board. The prayer of the petition is as follows:

” In March 2022 the Save Our Bay campaign ran a Change.org petition inviting the community to have their say about the future of Li­ttle Shoal Bay. Over 850 people signed the petition asking Auckland Council to retain the Bay’s parks and recreational facilities, with a number providing supporting commentary.”

3.       The full petition contains 853 signatures.  

4.       The Kaipātiki Local Board’s Orders (7.6) allow for the presentation of a petition to the local board.

 

Ngā tūtohunga

Recommendation/s

That the Kaipātiki Local Board:

a)      thank Katrina King and Jane Henderson for their attendance.

b)      receive the petition in relation to the future of Little Shoal Bay.

 

Attachments

a          20 April 2022 - Kaipātiki Local Board Business Meeting - Save our Bay petition results.................................... 449

 

 

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 Kaipātiki 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.

 

8.1       Pest Free Kaipātiki Restoration Society

Te take mō te pūrongo

Purpose of the report

1.       The purpose of this deputation is to update the Kaipātiki Local Board regarding Pest Free Kaipātiki Restoration Society.

Whakarāpopototanga matua

Executive summary

2.       Annie Dignan, General Manager and Fiona Smal, Restoration Advisor, will be in attendance to address the board in support of this item.

 

 

Ngā tūtohunga

Recommendation/s

That the Kaipātiki Local Board:

a)      receive the deputation from Pest Free Kaipātiki Restoration Society.

b)      thank Annie Dignan and Fiona Smal for their attendance and presentation.

 

Attachments

a          20 April 2022 - Kaipātiki Local Board Business Meeting - PFK Quarter 3 Report Presentation April 2022.......... 457

 

 

8.2       The Importance of Heritage in Birkenhead and Northcote

Te take mō te pūrongo

Purpose of the report

1.       The purpose of this deputation is to update the Kaipātiki Local Board regarding the importance of heritage in Birkenhead and Northcote.

Whakarāpopototanga matua

Executive summary

2.       Gillian Taylor, Chairperson of Birkenhead Residents Association and Erica Hannam, Member of Executive Committee of the Birkenhead Heritage Society Inc and Secretary of Northcote Point Heritage Preservation Society Inc, will be in attendance to address the board in support of this item.

Ngā tūtohunga

Recommendation/s

That the Kaipātiki Local Board:

a)      receive the deputation.

b)      thank Gillian Taylor and Erica Hannam for their attendance and presentation.

 

 

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.”


Kaipātiki Local Board

20 April 2022

 

 

Local board views on plan change to amend Historic Heritage Schedule

File No.: CP2022/03910

 

  

Te take mō te pūrongo

Purpose of the report

1.       To invite local board views on a plan change by Auckland Council to amend the Auckland Unitary Plan Chapter L, Schedule 14 Historic Heritage Schedule, Statements and Maps.

Whakarāpopototanga matua

Executive summary

2.       Decision-makers on a plan change to the Auckland Unitary Plan must consider local boards’ views on the plan change if the relevant local boards choose to provide their views.

3.       Each local board has a responsibility to communicate the interests and preferences of people in its area on Auckland Council policy documents. A local board can present local views and preferences when expressed by the whole local board.

4.       Auckland Council’s plan change arises from the review of 91 historic heritage places in the Unitary Plan that are currently identified as Category A*. The plan change proposes to amend the category of these places and update other information about their heritage values, where appropriate.

5.       This report is the mechanism for the local board to resolve and provide its views on the council’s plan change. Staff do not provide recommendations on what view the local board should convey.

Ngā tūtohunga

Recommendation/s

That the Kaipātiki Local Board:

a)      provide local board views on council’s proposed change to the Auckland Unitary Plan to amend Schedule 14 Historic Heritage Schedule, Statement and Maps for 91 Category A* historic heritage places in Auckland.

b)      appoint a local board member to speak to the local board views at a hearing on the plan change to enable council’s amendments to 91 Category A* historic heritage places.

c)       delegate authority to the chairperson of the Kaipātiki Local Board to make a replacement appointment in the event the local board member appointed in resolution b) is unable to attend the plan change hearing.

Horopaki

Context

6.       Each local board is responsible for communicating the interests and preferences of people in its area regarding the content of Auckland Council’s strategies, policies, plans, and bylaws. Local boards provide their views on the content of these documents. Decision-makers must consider local boards’ views when deciding the content of these policy documents.

7.       If the local board chooses to provide its views, the planner includes those views in the hearing report. Local board views are included in the analysis of the plan change, along with submissions.

8.       If appointed by resolution, local board members may present the local board’s views at the hearing to commissioners, who decide on the plan change request.

9.       This report provides an overview of the plan change.

10.     The report does not recommend what the local board should convey. The planner must include any local board views in the evaluation of the plan change. The planner cannot advise the local board as to what its views should be, and then evaluate those views.

Tātaritanga me ngā tohutohu

Analysis and advice

Plan change overview

11.     The plan change amends the category status for 91 Category A* historic heritage places, following the re-evaluation of these places. The plan change also updates information in the Auckland Unitary Plan for the historic heritage places.

12.     Historic heritage places in the Auckland Unitary Plan are identified in one of four categories: A, A*, B and historic heritage area:

·        Category A: historic heritage places of outstanding significance well beyond their immediate environs

·        Category A*: places identified in previous district plans which are yet to be evaluated and assessed for their significance

·        Category B: places of considerable value to a locality or beyond

·        Historic heritage areas: groupings of interrelated historic heritage places and features.

13.     The Unitary Plan states that Category A* is an interim category until a comprehensive re-evaluation of these places is undertaken and their category status is addressed through a plan change process.

14.     There are 29 historic Category A* historic heritage places in the plan change that are within the Kaipātiki Local Board area. A list of these places are provided in Attachment A of the agenda report.

15.     Attachment A identifies the proposed amendments in the plan change for the historic heritage places in Kaipātiki. In summary:

·    Four historic heritage places are proposed to be Category A.

·    22 historic heritage places are proposed to be Category B.

·    Three historic heritage places are proposed to be deleted where the re-evaluation of these places showed that their historic heritage values do not meet the criteria and thresholds in the Regional Policy Statement section of the Auckland Unitary Plan to be eligible for inclusion in Schedule 14.1 Schedule of Historic Heritage.

16.     The purpose of the plan change is to update the category status for 91 Category A* historic heritage places and to ensure the information in the Unitary Plan is accurate and reflects the historic heritage values of each place.

17.     Outdated or incorrect information about Category A* historic heritage places in the Unitary Plan may result in the loss of significant historic heritage values or lead costs being unnecessarily imposed on landowners and the council.

18.     The notified plan change and section 32 document providing the rationale for the council plan change are available on the council’s website following notification, at:

https://www.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz/plans-projects-policies-reports-bylaws/our-plans-strategies/unitary-plan/auckland-unitary-plan-modifications/proposed-plan-changes/Pages/default.aspx

19.     Public submissions will be loaded onto the council’s website once the notification period has closed.

Tauākī whakaaweawe āhuarangi

Climate impact statement

20.     The historic heritage places in this plan change are already included in the Auckland Unitary Plan historic heritage schedule and subject to the provisions of the plan. The amendment of the category of these places and updating of information does not have any climate impact.

Ngā whakaaweawe me ngā tirohanga a te rōpū Kaunihera

Council group impacts and views

21.     Other parts of the council group have provided input into the plan change, including Auckland Transport and Eke Panuku.

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

Local impacts and local board views

22.     This plan change affects four local boards: Devonport-Takapuna, Kaipātiki, Henderson-Massey and Whau.

23.     The plan change includes 29 Category A* historic heritage places in Kaipātiki.

24.     Factors the local board may wish to consider in formulating its view include:

·        interests and preferences of people in the local board area

·        well-being of communities within the local board area

·        local board documents, such as the local board plan and local board agreement

·        responsibilities and operation of the local board.

25.     This report is the mechanism for obtaining formal local board views. The decision-maker will consider the local board views, if provided, when deciding on the plan change.

Tauākī whakaaweawe Māori

Māori impact statement

26.     If the local board chooses to provide its views on the plan change it includes the opportunity to comment on matters that may be of interest or importance to Māori, the well-being of Māori communities or Te Ao Māori (Māori worldview).

27.     The council has initiated consultation with all iwi authorities in the Auckland region.

28.     The hearing report will include analysis of Part 2 of the Resource Management Act 1991 which requires that all persons exercising functions under that act shall take into account the principles of the Treaty of Waitangi/Te Tiriti o Waitangi.

Ngā ritenga ā-pūtea

Financial implications

29.     The cost of the preparation of a plan change is provided for in the Plans and Places department budget.

Ngā raru tūpono me ngā whakamaurutanga

Risks and mitigations

30.     There is a risk that the local board will be unable to provide its views and preferences on the plan change, if it doesn’t pass a resolution. This report provides:

·    the mechanism for Kaipātiki Local Board to express its views and preferences

·    the opportunity for a local board member to speak at a hearing.

31.     If the local board chooses not to pass a resolution at this business meeting, these opportunities are forgone.

32.     The power to provide local board views regarding the content of a plan change cannot be delegated to individual board member(s). This report enables the whole board to decide whether to provide its views and, if so, to determine what matters those views should include.

Ngā koringa ā-muri

Next steps

33.     The planner will include, and report on, any resolution of the local board in the hearing report. The local board member appointed to speak to the local board’s views will be informed of the hearing date and invited to the hearing for that purpose. 

34.     The planner will advise the local board of the decision on the plan change request by memorandum.

 

Ngā tāpirihanga

Attachments

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Ngā kaihaina

Signatories

Authors

Emma Rush - Senior Advisor Special Projects

Authorisers

John Duguid - General Manager - Plans and Places

Eric Perry - Local Area Manager

 

 


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Kaipātiki Local Board

20 April 2022

 

 

Grant of landowner approval and deed of additional premises to Birkenhead United Association Football and Sports Club Incorporated at Shepherds Park, (31-35 Cresta Ave), Beach Haven

File No.: CP2022/03280

 

  

Te take mō te pūrongo

Purpose of the report

1.       To request the Kaipātiki Local Board to:

a)    grant a deed of additional premises to Birkenhead United Association Football and Sports Club Incorporated at Shepherds Park (31-35 Cresta Ave), Beach Haven.

b)    grant landowner approval to Birkenhead United Association Football and Sports Club Incorporated at Shepherds Park (31-35 Cresta Ave), Beach Haven.

Whakarāpopototanga matua

Executive summary

2.       Birkenhead United Association Football and Sports Club Incorporated (football club) has applied for landowner approval for an extension of their leased premises at Shepherds Park, Beach Haven.

3.       The football club has been shortlisted as one of 10 training venues in Auckland for the FIFA Women’s World Cup. To meet FIFA’s event requirements, meet community sport growth needs and ensure the clubrooms are fit-for-purpose for female sport, the football club need to undertake a building extension.

4.       The football club has provided all required information, including detailed plans of the extension. The club was granted a new lease in 2019 and provided detailed accounts and documentation on the group’s activities and governance. 

5.       The football club hold a community lease for land at Shepherds Park, Beach Haven. The lease commenced 1 March 2019 for an initial term of ten years and one right of renewal for a further term of 10 (ten) years.

6.       The club has applied for landowner approval and additional leased land to accommodate their proposed extension. The building and improvements on the site are owned by the football club.

7.       The deed for additional premises will be aligned with the group’s landowner approval for the additional land required for their proposed building addition.

8.       The landowner approval and deed of lease for additional premises does not replace any regulatory requirements for any proposed building work.

9.       The proposed extension is outside of the current leased footprint to the side of the building, in an underutilized area of the reserve. The area does not impede on the council playing fields or the use of the park by the public.

10.     The football club are contemplated in the current operative reserve management plan and therefore the granting of additional leased premises does not require public notification or iwi engagement.

11.     Staff are satisfied that the football club complies with the requirements under the occupancy guidelines and recommend that the landowner approval be granted, and a deed of additional premises be granted under the existing terms of the agreement.

 

Ngā tūtohunga

Recommendation/s

That the Kaipātiki Local Board:

a)      grant the landowner approval to Birkenhead United Association Football and Sports Club Incorporated for the construction of the building extension outlined in red and marked B on Attachment A to the agenda report, at Shepherds Park, Beach Haven.

b)      grant a lease for additional premises to the Birkenhead United Association Football and Sports Club Incorporated at Shepherds Park, Beach Haven as comprising approximately 305 square metres more or less, shown outlined in red and marked B on Attachment A to the agenda report on the land described as Part Lot 157 DP 20048, subject to the following terms and conditions:

i)       Term – 6 years and 11 months commencing 1 April 2022

ii)       Rent - $1.00 plus GST per annum if demanded

iii)      Note all other terms and conditions are per original lease dated 13 November 2019.

Horopaki

Context

12.     The football club has a community ground lease at Shepherds Park, Beach Haven that commenced 1 March 2019. The initial 10-year term of the lease will expire on 28 February 2029, there is one 10-year right of renewal available.

13.     The football club has requested to extend its leased premises to include the proposed building extension.

14.     The football club also require landowner approval for the proposed building extension.

The Football Club

15.     The football club was registered as an incorporated society on 8 February 1963. The club’s objectives are to promote, foster and control the game of association football.

16.     The football club currently has over 1000 members with the majority being younger than 25 years of age. It encourages all ages, genders and fitness levels.

17.     With the large number of football club members, the grounds are being fully utilized. The clubrooms and adjacent fields are used daily by the club for training, games and tournaments.

18.     The football club runs excellent programs for younger players which has resulted in several age grade championship teams. The club’s coach is encouraged to and does attend development training run by the regional football body.

Land and Buildings

19.     The football club building is situated at Shepherds Park, Melba Street, Beach Haven (refer to Attachment A of the agenda report) the land the club occupies is legally described as Lot 157 DP 20048 in Certificate of Title NA484/178. The land is owned by Auckland Council as a classified recreation reserve under the provisions of the Reserves Act 1977. The club and its activities are consistent with the reserve classification and are contemplated by the Shepherds Park Management Plan 1989.

20.     The football club hold a community lease for land at Shepherds Park, Beach Haven. The lease commenced 1 March 2019 for an initial term of ten years and one right of renewal for a further term of 10 (ten) years.

21.     The club owns the main building which consists of the club rooms, changing facilities and toilets and other improvements on the site, while the storage shed is owned by council. The adjacent storage shed owned by council has recently been used exclusively by the club. The shed is in the club’s leased premises area but still remain in council ownership.

22.     For a group owned building, all operational and maintenance costs are borne by the lessee.

23.     The current lease is for the footprint of their existing building only, approximately 490 m2.

24.     The building is primarily used as club rooms and changing facility for the football club. The club provides for over 1000 people to be involved in organised sport. The club provides for the local board Outcome 1: Te whai wāhitanga me te oranga | Belonging and wellbeing.

Proposal

25.     The football club has been shortlisted as one of 10 training venues in Auckland for the FIFA Women’s World Cup. To meet FIFA’s event requirements, community sport growth needs and to ensure the clubrooms are fit-for-purpose for female sport, the football club need to undertake a building extension.

26.     The proposal is to construct an 14m by 25m extension to the southern end of the building, which includes a viewing platform and external stairs from the top level to the park. 45m2 of the extension is included within the existing lease premises.

27.     The extension will provide the football club with upgraded changing facilities on the ground floor including four changing rooms, 10 showers and eight toilets suitable for both men and women.

28.     It is also proposed the additional leased premises area include an area directly in front of the football club building and the start of the grassed area of the park. This will allow the club to install a pathway adjacent to the clubrooms to connect the outside and inside areas.

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Tātaritanga me ngā tohutohu

Analysis and advice

29.     Auckland Council’s Community Occupancy Guidelines 2012 set out the requirements for community occupancy agreements.

30.     The football club has submitted a comprehensive application supporting the landowner approval and additional leased premises, and continues to demonstrate its ability to deliver the facility and support to enable players to participate in organised sport. 

31.     Staff have determined that the football club meets the additional leased land requirements under the terms of the original lease as evidenced below:

i)   it is a registered charitable trust;

ii)  it has complied with the terms of the operative lease;

iii) it has a history of delivering quality services to the local community;

iv) the football club has provided a copy of its financial accounts, which indicate that its funds are sufficient to meets its liabilities and that it possesses adequate financial reserves;

v)  the football club is managed appropriately as evidenced by its longevity and programmes offered; and

vi) the football club holds all necessary insurance, including public liability cover.

32.     Staff recommend that landowner approval be granted and a lease for the additional premises also be granted on the same terms and conditions of the existing lease. 

Tauākī whakaaweawe āhuarangi

Climate impact statement

33.     The designated impact level of the recommended decision on greenhouse gas emissions has “no impact” because the proposal continues an existing activity and does not introduce any new sources of emissions.

34.     To improve environmental outcomes and mitigate climate change impacts, the council advocates that the lease holder:

·        use sustainable waste, energy and water efficiency systems;

·        use eco labelled products and services; and

·        seek opportunities to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from lease-related activities.

35.     All measures taken are aimed at meeting council’s climate goals, as set out in Te Tāruke-ā-Tāwhiri: Auckland’s Climate Plan, which are:

·        to reduce greenhouse gas emissions to reach net zero emissions by 2050; and

·        to prepare the region for the adverse impacts of climate change.

36.     Climate change will not impact the lease as the site sits away from the coast and is above sea level.

37.     The building is not located in a flood-sensitive area (refer to Attachment B of the agenda report).

 Ngā whakaaweawe me ngā tirohanga a te rōpū Kaunihera

Council group impacts and views

38.     Council’s Parks and Places Specialist, Facilities Manager, Parks Active recreation, Senior Sports Park Specialist, Senior Community Lease Advisor and Land Use Advisor have all been consulted and no objections were received on the landowner approval application and alignment of the leased premises.

39.     The landowner approval and additional leased premises is supported by Auckland Unlimited who are co-ordinating all the training venues for the FIFA Women’s World Cup in Auckland.

40.     The new landowner approval and additional leased premises has no identified impacts on other parts of the council group. The views of other Council-Controlled Organisations were not required for the preparation of this report’s advice.

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

Local impacts and local board views

41.     This proposal was not contemplated in the Kaipātiki Community Lease Work Programme 2021/2022 but is being dealt with as an urgent matter due to the timing of the FIFA Women’s World Cup.

42.     The recommendations within this report fall within the local board’s delegated authority relating to local, sport and community facilities. This report asks the local board for a decision to grant a renewal of a community lease.

43.     This application is aligned with the Kaipātiki Local Board Plan 2020 Outcome 1: Te Whai Wāhitanga me te Oranga / Belonging and wellbeing. The football club’s presence in Kaipātiki helps create a sense of belonging and connects people of all ages to their community through shared love of sport. The football club’s proposal to extend their club with help enable them to offer services equally to both men and women.

Tauākī whakaaweawe Māori

Māori impact statement

44.     Auckland Council is committed to meeting its responsibilities under Te Tiriti o Waitangi and its broader legal obligations to Māori. The council recognises these responsibilities are distinct from the Crown’s Treaty obligations and fall within a local government Tāmaki Makaurau context. These commitments are articulated in the council’s key strategic planning documents the Auckland Plan, the Long-term Plan 2018-2028, the Unitary Plan and local board plans.

45.     Community leasing aims to increase Māori wellbeing through targeted support for Māori community development projects.

46.     Community leases support a wide range of activities and groups. Leases are awarded based on an understanding of local needs, interests and priorities. The activities and services provided by leaseholders create benefits for many local communities, including Māori.

47.     A lease to the football club is contemplated in the current operative reserve management plan and therefore there is no statutory requirement for iwi engagement.

48.     The original lease and activities would have been consulted on at the time of the current reserve management plan.

Ngā ritenga ā-pūtea

Financial implications

49.     There are no financial operational implications for the local board over and above the existing maintenance requirements of this park. The applicant will be responsible for the maintenance of the building.

50.     All costs relating to the granting of this landowner approval and deed of additional leases premises is borne by the applicant via Community Facilities’ Land Advisory fee structure.

Ngā raru tūpono me ngā whakamaurutanga

Risks and mitigations

51.     There are no risks to council as the building extension and on-going maintenance will be the responsibility of the football club.

52.     Should the Kaipātiki Local Board resolve not to grant the additional leased premises and landowner approval to the football this decision will materially affect the club’s ability to be part of the FIFA Women’s World Cup training venues within Auckland.

Ngā koringa ā-muri

Next steps

53.     Subject to the local board’s approval, a decision will be communicated to the applicant with a formal landowner approval letter. Conditions will be placed on the landowner approval regarding (but not limited to):

·     Health and safety conditions

·     Arboricultural conditions

·     Reinstatement of council land and assets.

54.     Subject to the grant of additional leased premises, council staff will work with the football club to finalise the deed of additional premises.

Ngā tāpirihanga

Attachments

No.

Title

Page

a

20 April 2022 - Kaipātiki Local Board Business Meeting - Attachment A Site Plan Birkenhead United Football Club

25

b

20 April 2022 - Kaipātiki Local Board Business Meeting - Attachment B Flood Plain Shepherds Park

27

     

Ngā kaihaina

Signatories

Authors

Phillipa Carroll - Community Lease Advisor

Devin Grant-Miles - Land Use Advisor

Authorisers

Taryn Crewe - General Manager Community Facilities

Eric Perry - Local Area Manager

 

 


Kaipātiki Local Board

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20 April 2022

 

 

Variations to the Kaipātiki Local Board 2021/2022 Work Programme

File No.: CP2022/01617

 

  

 

Te take mō te pūrongo

Purpose of the report

1.       To approve variations to the Kaipātiki Local Board 2021/2022 work programme.

Whakarāpopototanga matua

Executive summary

2.       The Kaipātiki Local Board approved $45,000 locally driven initiatives operational budget (LDI Opex) to deliver a public fireworks event in partnership with Eventfinda Stadium as part of the 2019/2020 work programme (resolution number KT/2019/118).

3.       The March 2020 COVID-19 outbreak resulted in Level 4 restrictions requiring the whole of New Zealand to self-isolate and a State of National Emergency was declared. As a result, the delivery of the public fireworks event was unable to proceed, and the budget was carried forward to the 2020/2021 financial year.

4.       Due to the ongoing uncertainty of the COVID-19 outbreak and related restrictions the event was unable to be delivered as part of the 2020/2021 work programme. The local board formally requested the activity and budget be carried forward to the 2021/2022 financial year (resolution number KT2021/40).

5.       This activity remains at significant risk of not being delivered due to the current COVID-19 Omicron outbreak and the restrictions around having large public events under the red-light traffic setting within the COVID-19 Protection Framework.

6.       The local board formally requested officer advice on potential projects to consider reallocating the $45,000 LDI Opex towards, noting that the funding needs to be committed by 30 June 2022 (resolution number KT2021/235). These options are outlined in Table 1 of the agenda report, and includes consideration of a recent application for grant funding from Birkenhead United Football Club.

7.       This report allows the local board to consider the cancellation of activity ID 3144 CARRY FORWARD: Fireworks Event in the 2021/2022 Kaipātiki Local Board Customer and Community Services work programme, as well as the opportunity to re-allocate the unspent LDI Opex budget to other activities.

Ngā tūtohunga

Recommendation/s

That the Kaipātiki Local Board:

a)      approve the cancelation of activity ID 3144 CARRY FORWARD: Fireworks Event in the 2021/2022 Kaipātiki Local Board Customer and Community Services work programme.

b)      approve the reallocation of $45,000 LDI Opex from activity ID 3144 CARRY FORWARD: Fireworks Event as follows:

i)          $45,000 to funding application LG2208-313: Birkenhead United Football Club towards design and consent costs for upgrade of changing facilities ahead of 2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup.

c)       approve the allocation of $12,821.75 LDI Opex from activity ID 267 Community Grants Kaipātiki to funding application LG2208-313: Birkenhead United Football Club towards design and consent costs for upgrade of changing facilities ahead of 2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup.

Horopaki

Context

8.       The Kaipātiki Local Board approved $45,000 locally driven initiatives operational budget (LDI Opex) to deliver a public fireworks event in partnership with Eventfinda Stadium as part of the 2019/2020 work programme (resolution number KT/2019/118).

9.       The March 2020 COVID-19 outbreak resulted in Level 4 restrictions requiring the whole of New Zealand to self-isolate and a State of National Emergency was declared. As a result, the delivery of the public fireworks event was unable to proceed, and the budget was carried forward to the 2020/2021 financial year.

10.     Due to the ongoing uncertainty of the COVID-19 outbreak and related restrictions the event was unable to be delivered as part of the 2020/2021 work programme. The local board formally requested the activity and budget be carried forward to the 2021/2022 financial year (resolution number KT2021/40).

11.     This activity remains at significant risk of not being delivered due to the current COVID-19 Omicron outbreak and the restrictions around having large public events under the red-light traffic setting within the COVID-19 Protection Framework.

12.     On 8 December 2021, the local board formally requested officer advice on potential project/s to consider reallocating the unspent $45,000 LDI Opex towards, noting that the funding needs to be committed by 30 June 2022 (resolution number KT2021/235).

Tātaritanga me ngā tohutohu

Analysis and advice

13.     The local board have indicated their intent to consider cancelling activity ID 3144 ‘CARRY FORWARD: Fireworks Event’ in the 2021/2022 Kaipātiki Local Board Customer and Community Services work programme. Should the local board want to proceed with this decision, a total of $45,000 of LDI Opex budget originally allocated to that activity will be available to reallocate to other activities in the 2021/2022 work programme.

14.     As the Fireworks Event activity has been carried forward for two financial years, a carry forward to 2022/2023 is not an option.

15.     Should the local board decide to not reallocate the unspent LDI Opex to other activities to be delivered by 30 June 2022, the budget will be absorbed as organisational savings.

16.     The activities listed in Table 1 below have been identified as potential options for the local board to consider reallocating unspent LDI Opex towards: 

Table 1: Activity options for LDI reallocation

Activity ID

Activity Name

Purpose

Budget required

253

Kaipātiki Community Facilities Trust - Kaipātiki Explorer Booklet reprint

Print 10,000 copies of the Kaipātiki Explorer Booklet

$7,500

253

Kaipātiki Community Facilities Trust - Digitisation

One off payment towards IT support

$15,000

1179

Pest Free Kaipātiki 

Building Volunteer Tool Shed

$10,000

1178

Kaipātiki Project

Titiwai (Glowworms) in Eskdale Reserve

$7,500

N/A

Grant Application LG2208-313: Birkenhead United Football Club

Support upgrade of changing facilities ahead of 2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup

$57,821.75

 

 

Total

$97,821.75

 

17.     The total budget required for all proposed projects exceeds the total LDI Opex available from the cancellation of the fireworks event.

18.     The local board could consider reallocating LDI Opex funding from Activity ID 267 Community Grants Kaipātiki to support these activities, or consider funding these activities as part of the 2022/2023 work programme.  

Increase diverse participation through community development programme led by Kaipātiki Community Facilities Trust (ID 1692)

19.     Kaipatiki Community Facilities Trust (KCFT) are currently funded $192,000 LDI Opex through this work programme activity to deliver a range of community development initiatives across the local board area.

20.     In line with the Partnering Agreement between KCFT and the local board, a schedule of works for delivery in 2021/2022 has been agreed.

21.     Officers and KCFT have indicated capacity to increase the scope of the agreed schedule of work for 2021/2022 to include additional activities as follows:

·    Kaipatiki Explorer booklet reprint

·    one off payment for IT support.

22.     An allocation of $7,500 LDI Opex would allow for a reprint of 10,000 copies of the Kaipaitki Explorer booklet that would last for the period June to December 2022. 

23.     There has been a desire from the local board to support community organisations shifting their operations onto digital platforms to allow for business continuity during disruptions such as COVID-19 lockdowns. KCFT have informed staff that a one-off payment of $15,000 LDI Opex would support the group in shifting onto Customer Relationship Management (CRM) software.

24.     A number of requests have been made to KCFT to provide evidence of the costs outlined above, however at the time of writing this report no response was received.  It is therefore recommended that should the local board want to consider supporting KCFT in delivery of these outcomes, that it be done through the 2022/2023 work programme and partnering agreement discussions.

Pest Free Kaipātiki  (ID 1179)

25.     This work programme activity supports Pest Free Kaipatiki (PFK) in implementing actions from the Pest Free Kaipatiki Strategy, which includes community engagement in pest animal and plant removal, habitat and species protection and restoration projects across the local board area.

26.     The current overall budget for this activity line is $200,000.

27.     PFK submitted a grant application (RENH 21/22056) to the 2021/2022 Regional Environment and Natural Heritage (RENH) grant round for funding towards a new tool shed that would support their volunteers work.

28.     The application to RENH was declined pending the Governing Body decision for asset transfer of the buildings at Ross Reserve, Glenfield (ex Glenfield Bowling Club building) to PFK.

29.     At the July 2021 business meeting, the local board supported the asset transfer of the buildings and adjacent sheds at Ross Reserve to PFK. The local board resolved that it would not contribute to costs of refurbishment of the building and adjacent sheds, nor commit to providing additional funding for the ongoing costs to run and maintain the buildings once redeveloped (resolution number KT/2021/103).

30.     On 25 November 2021 the Governing Body approved the asset transfer of the buildings at Ross Reserve, Glenfield to PFK (resolution number GB/2021/150).

31.     An allocation of $10,000 LDI Opex would assist PFK towards building a new tool shed for their volunteers.

32.     A copy of the Pest Free Kaipatiki RENH application with the detailed proposal can be found in Attachment A of the agenda report.

Kaipātiki Project  (ID 1178)

33.     This work programme activity supports Kaipatiki Project to deliver on the local board’s aspirations for the environment and community across seven areas, including environmental hub core operations, Kaipātiki Streamcare programme, restoration advice, volunteering, education and community engagement.

34.     The current overall budget for this activity line is $100,000.

35.     Kaipatiki Project submitted a grant application (RENH 21/22034) to the 2021/2022 Regional Environment and Natural Heritage (RENH) grant round requesting $79,600 towards a project on the Titiwai (glowworm) colonies in the Eskdale Reserve Network.

36.     The project would engage with local community and iwi to increase understanding of present populations of Titiwai in the Eskdale Reserve network, and establish opportunities for habitat restoration and protection to enhance the survival of identified populations.

37.     The Environment and Climate Change Committee approved an allocation of $14,000 towards the project (resolution number ECC/2021/47).

38.     An allocation of $7,500 LDI Opex to Kaipatiki Project for the Titiwai project would contribute towards project costs including plants, tools, web and promotions.

39.     A copy of the Kaipatiki Project RENH application with the detailed proposal can be found in Attachment B of the agenda report.

Birkenhead United Football Club grant application LG2208-313

40.     Birkenhead United Football Club based at Shepherds Park has been shortlisted as a training venue for the 2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup.

41.     The football club have undertaken to extend their clubrooms and to deliver eight gender neutral changing spaces. The upgrade will leverage off the 2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup, enabling a legacy outcome that delivers a modern and fit for purpose facility.

42.     FIFA Women’s World Cup training venue requirements include appropriate changing facilities, storage, media spaces, and venue access as well as adequate lighting and pitch quality. 

43.     The Sport New Zealand objectives require a gender-neutral environment for community sport delivery which include:

·    lockable shower with change seats

·    toilet cubicles rather than urinals

·    breast feeding areas and baby change tables

·    privacy screening between change rooms and foyers

·    gender neutral facilities in communal referee spaces

·    shelving, mirror and power points above hand basins

·    disability toilets.

44.     In preparation for the 2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup the scope of physical works required at Shepherds Park are:

·    club room extension and upgrade of existing changing rooms (anticipated overall project cost is $2.45m as outlined in Table 2 below);

·    new path connecting club room extension to wider park to be discussed as a future Community Facility work programme project;

·    extension of concrete pads for longer 12 – person subs benches, the funding source is yet to be confirmed;

·    upgrade of lights to be funded through the ‘Tāmaki Makaurau Auckland FIFA WWC 2023 Training Venues Programme’; and

·    lengthening of field by 5 metres and moving fence, to be funded through the’ Tāmaki Makaurau Auckland FIFA WWC 2023 Training Venues Programme’.

45.     It is anticipated that the overall club room extension and upgrade of existing changing rooms project will cost up to $2.45m as outlined below:

Table 2 Estimated project cost for club room extension and change room upgrade

Expenditure

Project Cost

Construction

$1,878,000

Escalation

$140,000

Contingency

$282,000

Consultant and Consent Fees

$150,000

Total

$2,450,000

 

46.     The football club will contribute funding towards the club room extension and change room upgrade from club savings and membership fundraising, as well as seek funding from Central Government, Lotteries Communities Facilities Fund, Auckland Council Sport and Recreation Facility Investment Fund, Birkenhead Licensing Fund and New Zealand Community Trust.

47.     The football club has applied for a local board contribution of $57,821.25 through the 2021/2022 Local Board Grants Round Three seeking support for the costs of design and consenting fees.

48.     The local board are expected to consider the 2021/2022 Local Board Grants Round Three funding applications at the 18th May 2022 business meeting, noting that the approved grant criteria requires that projects occur after 1 June 2022.

49.     Should the request for funding be approved outside of the grants funding process, it would allow the football club to progress with planning works sooner.

50.     A copy of the funding application including a breakdown of the costs for the design and consenting fees is available in Attachment C of this agenda report.

Tauākī whakaaweawe āhuarangi

Climate impact statement

51.     Auckland Council’s climate goals as set out in Te Tāruke-ā-Tāwhiri: Auckland’s Climate Plan are:

·    to reduce greenhouse gas emissions to reach net zero emissions by 2050; and

·    to prepare the region for the adverse impacts of climate change.

52.     The impacts of climate change in the work programme are assessed on a project-by-project basis and the appropriate approach is considered for each project to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

53.     Pest Free Kaipatiki (ID 1179) Native tree planting, and animal and plant pest removal will increase carbon sequestration.

54.     Kaipātiki Project (ID 1178) has a climate resilience and greenhouse gas reduction focus. As part of its business plan, it is looking into adopting a bench-marked certification to measure its own carbon impact.

55.     Kaipātiki Project works as a Live Lightly partner and is planning its role in delivering part of Te Tāruke a Tawhiri: Auckland’s Climate Plan. Increased native tree protection, propagation and planting is a primary focus for increasing carbon sequestration. Kaipātiki Project are also advocating for care of existing mature kauri and protection from kauri dieback. The wider Kaipātiki Project programme also empowers the community and business to reduce their impact.

Ngā whakaaweawe me ngā tirohanga a te rōpū Kaunihera

Council group impacts and views

56.     Connected Communities and Infrastructure and Environmental Services and have indicated capacity to deliver the expanded scope to the activities proposed in the ‘analysis and advice’ section of this report by the end of the 2021/2022 financial year. 

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

Local impacts and local board views

57.     The local board requested officer advice on potential projects to consider reallocating unspent budget from ID 3144 CARRY FORWARD: Fireworks Event towards, noting that the funding needs to be committed by 30 June 2022 (resolution number KT2021/235).

58.     This report allows the local board to consider the cancellation of activity ID 3144 CARRY FORWARD: Fireworks Event in the 2021/2022 Kaipātiki Local Board Customer and Community Services work programme, as well as the opportunity to re-allocate the unspent LDI Opex budget to other activities in its 2021/2022 work programme.

Tauākī whakaaweawe Māori

Māori impact statement

59.     The Kaipatiki Local Board 2021/2022 work programme includes activities that will have an impact on a service, facility, or location of significance to Māori. In these situations, appropriate and meaningful engagement and consultation is undertaken, including to meet our obligations under Te Tiriti o Waitangi – Treaty of Waitangi.

60.     Progress updates on delivery of Māori outcomes within specific activities are available through quarterly performance reports.

Ngā ritenga ā-pūtea

Financial implications

61.     Should the local board formalise the decision to cancel activity ID ID 3144 CARRY FORWARD: Fireworks Event in the 2021/2022 Kaipātiki Local Board Customer and Community Services work programme a total of $45,000 of LDI Opex budget will be available for reallocation to other activities.

62.     Reallocation options are covered in the ‘analysis and advice’ section of this report.

63.     The total budget required for all proposed reallocation options exceeds the total LDI Opex available. The local board could consider allocating additional funding from Activity ID 267 Community Grants Kaipātiki or consider funding some of the activities through the 2022/2023 work programme.  

64.     As of 29 March 2022, the total community grant funding available is $78,057.79. This total includes the reallocation of unspent LDI Opex from the cancellation of Anzac Day 2022 services (resolution number KT/2022/60).

Ngā raru tūpono me ngā whakamaurutanga

Risks and mitigations

65.     The re-allocated budgets have to be delivered by the end of the current financial year, 30 June 2022. Operating departments have confirmed capacity to deliver on the options provided in this report.

66.     Should the local board decide to not reallocate the unspent LDI Opex to other activities by 30 June 2022, the budget will be absorbed as organisational savings.

Ngā koringa ā-muri

Next steps

67.     The Kaipātiki Local Board 2021/2022 work programme will be updated to reflect the board’s formal decisions and variations will be reflected from the quarter three performance report onwards.

 

Ngā tāpirihanga

Attachments

No.

Title

Page

a

20 April 2022 - Kaipātiki Local Board Business Meeting - Attachment A RENH application PFK

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b

20 April 2022 - Kaipātiki Local Board Business Meeting - Attachment B RENH application Kaipatiki Project

65

c

20 April 2022 - Kaipātiki Local Board Business Meeting - Attachment C Birkenhead United application for a grant

93

     

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Signatories

Authors

Heather Skinner – Senior Local Board Advisor

Authorisers

Eric Perry - Local Area Manager

 

 


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Marlborough Park, Glenfield - approval of concept design for accessible play equipment

File No.: CP2022/04596

 

  

 

Te take mō te pūrongo

Purpose of the report

1.       To seek approval of the concept design for accessible play equipment at Marlborough Park, R13 Chartwell Avenue, Glenfield.

Whakarāpopototanga matua

Executive summary

2.       Community Facilities is currently undertaking a project to include accessible play equipment within one park in Kaipātiki as part of the 2021/2022 Customer and Community Services work programme approved by the local board on 16 June 2021 (resolution number KT/2021/86).

3.       The local board allocated $45,000 to the project and identified it as a priority. The project will achieve the Kaipātiki Local Board Plan Outcome 2020 Outcome 3: “Our built environment is high quality, vibrant, well-maintained, reflects the culture and heritage of Kaipātiki, and meets our people’s needs”.

4.       Two concept designs (options 1 and 2) have been developed for Marlborough Park as requested by the Kaipātiki Local Board, at a workshop held on 27 October 2021. The local board indicated their support for Marlborough Park as the preferred location for accessible play (refer to Attachment A to this agenda report).

5.       Option 1 includes a single inclusive carousel and option 2 provides two accessible play items, being an inclusive carousel and interactive bridge with sound.

6.       The Kaipātiki Local Board indicated a preference for option 2 at a workshop held on 2 February 2022 (refer to Attachment B of this agenda report).

7.       The project will span the 2021/2022 and 2022/2023 financial years.

8.       An additional budget of $49,000 is required to deliver the preferred concept (option 2).

9.       Staff have identified changes required to the approved 2021/2022 work programme to ensure the delivery of this project.

10.     Elliott Avenue Reserve - renew park assets (ID15487) is now complete. A savings of $65,000 has been identified and is available for reallocation. It is recommended that $29,000 of ABS: Capex - Renewals be reallocated to the accessible play equipment project (ID31036) to address the storm water reticulation requirements, relocation of the seat and pathway renewal.

11.     Staff recommend the allocation of $20,000 Locally Driven Initiatives (LDI) capex in the draft 2022/2023 Customer and Community Services work programme to the accessible play equipment project. This is to be confirmed through the work programme prioritisation process, workshop in May 2022.   

12.     Once the concept design and additional budget is approved by the local board, the detailed design phase can begin. Construction is forecast to commence in June 2022, if ground conditions are suitable, following completion of the landscape and drainage designs. 

13.     Completion will depend on the lead time of the play equipment and the ground conditions, so maybe as late as spring 2022.

 

Ngā tūtohunga

Recommendation/s

That the Kaipātiki Local Board:

a)      approve the concept design (option 2) for Marlborough Park which includes two new accessible play items and incorporates soft landscape to soften the play space and help with drainage around the playground, as per Attachment B to this agenda report: Concept design for Accessible Play at Marlborough Park and request staff to progress the project to detailed design and construction.

b)      approve an additional budget of $20,000 of Local Discretionary Initiatives (LDI) capex from financial year 2022/2023. This is to be confirmed through the work programme prioritisation process.

c)       approve the reallocation of $29,000 of ABS: Capex – Renewals budget from Elliott Avenue Reserve – renew parks assets (ID:15487) to the Accessible play equipment - one location in Kaipātiki (ID:31036) in 2021/2022.

Horopaki

Context

14.     As part of the Kaipātiki Local Board 2021/2022 Customer and Community Services Work Programme, the local board approved a project to develop accessible play at one location in Kaipātiki (resolution number KT/2021/86). Additional accessible play provision within an existing park creates an inclusive environment where all children with or without disabilities can integrate in one space.

15.     The Auckland Council - Auckland Design Manual recommends ensuring every play space has at least one component which can be accessed by those with disabilities and to choose surfaces that encourage universal access. 

16.     Two locations were identified as possible for new accessible play equipment within the Kaipātiki Local Board area:

a)   Marlborough Park, R13 Chartwell Avenue, Glenfield.

b)   Onepoto Domain, R24 Tarahanga Street, Northcote (south-east of the local board area).

17.     Staff undertook a feasibility study of the two sites and presented this to the local board during a workshop in October 2021. The feasibility study identified the current provision of accessible play as limited at both sites. 

18.     Marlborough Park is located centrally within the Kaipātiki Local Board area. The park has areas of undulating landform, with steep topography to the north of the park. Level accessible areas exist around the community hub, basketball courts and existing junior play area.

19.     Marlborough Park is preferred because it has more inclusive play elements available, less significant stormwater issues and the existing safety surface facilitates inclusive play. 

20.     Marlborough Park has a large existing junior playground, youth play space zone, flying fox, basketball court and skatepark. The addition of more accessible play creates a destination park that is suitable for all ages and abilities. 

21.     The Kaipātiki Play and SunSmart provision audit (2018) notes that all play activity attributes are covered at Marlborough Park except for spinning / rocking. 

22.     The local board indicated a preference towards an inclusive carousel and interactive two-metre bridge being installed at Marlborough Park, but requested two concept designs, one with a single inclusive carousel and the second design with an inclusive carousel and an interactive bridge.

23.     An engineer’s estimate was required for both options to form a clear understanding of the playground extension.

24.     The proposed accessible play space at Marlborough Park is to be located near the existing play equipment to create an integrated play space and provide opportunities for social interaction (refer to Attachment A of the agenda report).

Figure 1: Location for accessible play

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25.     The proposed play area sits between a group of existing, mature, deciduous oak trees and a single semi-mature tree adjacent to a park seat. All installation work within this area will require an arborist report and tree owner approval from Auckland Council.

26.     Two play concepts were requested by the Kaipātiki Local Board. These were developed by a landscape architect and presented at a workshop on 2 February 2022.

27.     Option 1 includes a single inclusive carousel and ‘wet pour’ safety surfacing. The play space is enclosed by low level planting and a swale to assist in storm water management. An existing park seat requires relocation as part of this work. A cost of $83,000 is estimated for this option, with a budget shortfall of $38,000.

28.     Option 2 provides two accessible play items, being an inclusive carousel and interactive bridge with sound, and ‘wet pour’ safety surfacing. The play space is enclosed by low level planting and a swale to assist in storm water management. An existing park seat requires relocation as part of this work. A cost of $94,000 is estimated for this concept, with a budget shortfall of $49,000.

Figure 2: Accessible and inclusive play items

Play item

Play attribute

Safe use of equipment

 

Inclusive carousel

Spinning


 

Wheelchair inclusive, sitting, standing

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Interactive bridge with sound (2m)

Sound, creative play

Wheelchair inclusive, walking

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29.     The concept design proposals were presented at the February 2022 workshop and the local board members indicated support of option 2 which includes two items of play.

30.     This project links to the following regional and local board objectives:

Figure 3: Strategic alignment

Strategic alignment

Objective

Direction

Auckland Plan 2050

Belonging and participation

1. Foster an inclusive Auckland where everyone belongs

2. Improve health and wellbeing for all Aucklanders by    reducing harm and disparities in opportunities

Auckland Plan 2050

Homes and Places

4. Provide sufficient public places and spaces that are inclusive accessible and contribute to urban living

Kaipātiki Local Board Plan 2020

1. Belonging and wellbeing

Our people are involved in the community, socially connected to one another, and supported to be active, creative, resilient, and healthy.

Kaipātiki Local Board Plan 2020

3. Places and spaces

Our built environment is high quality, vibrant, well-maintained, reflects the culture and heritage of Kaipātiki, and meets our people’s needs.

Open space provision policy

Make safe and welcoming places

Apply Universal design principles to ensure parks and open spaces are accessible to everyone.

 

Budget Variation

31.     One project in the current work programme (Elliott Avenue Reserve - renew park assets (ID15487) is complete. Surplus budget for this project in 2021/2022 is available for reallocation.

32.     The Kaipātiki Local Board have $162,522 of Locally Discretionary Initiatives (LDI) available for allocation in the next three financial years, 2022/2023 to 2024/2025. The local board have discretion to allocate their LDI capex to any project in their area.

Tātaritanga me ngā tohutohu

Analysis and advice

33.     The existing play space at Marlborough Park caters for Early Childhood (1-4 years), Childhood (5-9 years), Junior (10 -12 years) and Senior (13+) age groups and has several play items which are inclusive, these include the talking tubes, basket swing and interactive posts. The interactive carousel and interactive bridge would provide additional play experience for all levels of ability.

34.     The concept plan has been produced based on site constraints and the requirement to incorporate accessible play into the existing play space, matching colour palettes materials and ensuring children feel included into the wider play space while using accessible play equipment. Staff recommend that this concept is the best mix of play and social items, given the site constraints and budget. The play safety surfacing is rubber safety surface, which is a flush surface allowing for easy access from adjacent footpaths. 

35.     The proposed location for the accessible play equipment is beneath large established oak trees. These will provide some sun protection through summer months.

36.     One existing timber park seat will need to be relocated due to the positioning of the new accessible play space. An existing specimen tree will provide some natural shade provision, to the south of the junior play space.

37.     Two design options were presented to the local board at a workshop on 2 February 2022. An assessment of each option considering constraints, risks and estimated cost was tabled and discussed.

Options assessment

38.     A summary of all options is outlined in the table below.

Figure 4: Options assessment for the development of accessible play

Options

Criteria

Finance/Budget

Comments

Local board outcome alignment/ Strategic alignment

Risk

Implementation

CAPEX

(Preliminary estimate only)

OPEX

(Preliminary estimate only)

Option 1 - Install one piece of accessible play equipment

Contributes to multiple Auckland Plan and local board objectives / outcomes as detailed below.

Increased carbon emissions caused by the construction process.

Install one piece of accessible play equipment in Marlborough Park, along with safety surface, soft landscape, and natural storm water management.

$83,000

$0

This option is not recommended as adding only one piece of play equipment in the space allocated limits the play potential.

Option 2 -

Install two pieces of accessible play equipment

Contributes to multiple Auckland Plan and Local board objectives/outcomes as detailed below.

Increased carbon emissions caused by the construction process. A second piece of equipment is an additional $11,000.

Install two pieces of accessible play equipment in Marlborough Park along with soft landscape, safety surface and natural storm water management.

$94,000

$0

This option is recommended as it will provide more inclusive and integrated play opportunities for those with accessibility needs in the community.

Preferred option

39.     It is recommended that the local board approve the design for option 2 (refer to Attachment B of the agenda report), to allow the project to continue to detail design, procurement, and construction.

40.     Staff recommend variations to the 2021-2024 Customer and Community Services work programme for financial year 2021/2022 as outlined in the table below to cover the budget shortfall:







Figure 5: Variation to the work programme for financial year 2021/2022

 

Project ID

Name

Budget change

Description

15487

Elliott Avenue Reserve - renew park assets

· Budget reallocation

· Approved ABS: Capex renewal budget in 2021/2022: $200,300 Deferral 2021/2022: $78,459

· Total ABS: Capex renewal budget 2021/2022: $278,459

· $100,000 was transferred to Kauri Glen Reserve - Stage 3 renewals as per resolution number KT/2021/180.

· Final ABS: Capex renewal budget 2021/2022: $178,459

 

·   The construction of this project is complete. A small amount of additional expenditure is expected.

·   A saving of $65,000 is being declared at this stage. These funds are therefore available for re-allocation this financial year.

·   It is recommended that $29,000 is reallocated from this project to Accessible play equipment - one location in Kaipātiki (ID31036).

·   The re-allocated renewals funding will cover items such as the additional storm water reticulation requirements, seat re-location, arborist services and path renewals.

·   Staff will initiate a separate discussion with the local board to consider reallocation of the remaining budget.

313036

Accessible play equipment - one location in Kaipātiki

·    Increase project budget

·    Approved LDI Capex in 2021/2022: $45,000

· The original budget was insufficient to deliver Option 2.

· An additional $49,000 is required.

· The proposal is to reallocate $29,000 of ABS: Capex renewal budget from Elliott Avenue Reserve to cover some of the shortfall.

· Additional LDI Capex of $20,000 is required from the 2022/2023 LDI Capex budget allocation.

 

Tauākī whakaaweawe āhuarangi

Climate impact statement

41.     The council’s climate goals as set out in Te Tāruke-ā-Tāwhiri: Auckland’s Climate Plan are:

·     To reduce greenhouse gas emissions and to reach net zero emissions by 2050 and

·     To prepare the region for the adverse impacts of climate change.

42.     It is anticipated that there will be an increase in carbon emission from construction, including contractor emissions. This includes embodied emissions from construction materials and vehicle fuel. Auckland Council’s sustainability guidelines will be implemented throughout the procurement processes to minimise the carbon impact including recycling materials where possible.

43.     The proposed concept design incorporates low level planting which will aid in the stormwater management of the new play space.

44.     The existing vegetation will provide some natural shade provision for park users and potential further reduction in greenhouse gas emission. A relocated park seat will also benefit from natural shade provision within the wider play space.

45.     Mitigation of greenhouse gas emissions will be achieved through sourcing of low-carbon material options (including sourcing materials locally) and the use of products with environmental declarations for embodied carbon reductions.

Ngā whakaaweawe me ngā tirohanga a te rōpū Kaunihera

Council group impacts and views

46.     Council staff from within the Customer and Community Services (Community Facilities Operational Management and Maintenance teams) support the project as there will be stormwater improvements, and this will reduce the cost of maintenance.

47.     Increasing accessible play items in our local parks provides for more inclusive and integrate play opportunities for those with accessibility needs.

48.     This supports the Auckland Plan 2050:

·    Outcome: Belonging and Participation.

Direction 1: Foster an inclusive Auckland where everyone belongs and
Direction 2: Improve health and wellbeing for all Aucklanders by reducing harm and disparities in opportunities.

·    Outcome: Homes and places.

Direction 4: Provide sufficient public places and spaces that are inclusive accessible and contribute to urban living.

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

Local impacts and local board views

49.     The new play space will enable families from Kaipātiki and the wider community to have access to inclusive play options and allow recreation opportunities for children with more complex access requirements.

50.     This project was approved as part of the 2021/2022 Customer and Community Services work programme on 16 June 2021 (resolution number KT/2021/86). The project aligns with the following Kaipātiki Local Board Plan 2020 outcome/ and objectives:

Figure 6: 2020 Kaipātiki Local Board Plan outcome/s and objective/s

Outcome

Objective

Outcome 1: Belonging and wellbeing.
Our people are involved in the community, socially connected to one another, and supported to be active, creative, resilient, and healthy.

Our diversity is a strength that we nurture and celebrate as we come together:
Encourage and support a range of accessible and affordable initiatives that celebrate our diverse community and promote our identity

Outcome 3: Our built environment is high quality, vibrant, well-maintained, reflects the culture and heritage of Kaipātiki, and meets our people’s needs.

Our parks, playgrounds and public spaces are Sun smart, high quality, accessible, and well maintained

 

51.     A key initiative from this objective is to ‘implement the actions and priorities identified in the Kaipātiki Play and SunSmart Provision Audit.’ The audit identified that all activity category attributes were covered withing Marlborough Park apart from spinning / rocking. The selection of an interactive carousel has fulfilled this requirement.

Tauākī whakaaweawe Māori

Māori impact statement

52.     Auckland Council is committed to meeting its responsibilities under Te Tiriti o Waitangi and its statutory obligations and relationship commitments to Māori. These commitments are articulated in the council’s key strategic planning documents, the Auckland Plan, the Long-term Plan 2012-2022, the Unitary Plan, Whiria Te Muka Tangata Māori Responsiveness Framework and Local Board Plans.

53.     The development discussed in this report will benefit Māori and the wider community through increased opportunity for well-being. Accessible play equipment can be used by all families, children with accessibility requirements and those without. Approximately 8.5 percent of the population within the Kaipātiki Local Board area identify as Māori.

54.     As the project is only a minor change to the existing play facility, with materials and colours matching the existing play space, no iwi consultation has been undertaken.

Ngā ritenga ā-pūtea

Financial implications

55.     The 2021-2023 work programme allocated LDI funds of $45,000 for this project.

56.     An additional $49,000 will be required to complete the construction of the preferred option 2.

57.     Construction is planned to take place over the 2021/2022 and 2022/2023 financial years due to the long lead time on these items of play equipment.

58.     The proposed variations are within the local board’s budget envelopes for each year and will not substantially impact the approved projects or the overall work programme.

59.     The proposed budget changes can be achieved by realignment of budget within the work programme as outlined in the table below:

           Figure 7: Variations required for financial year 2021/2022.

Project ID

Project Name

Approved budget 2021/2022

Budget variation

Revised budget

313036

 

Accessible play equipment - one location in Kaipātiki

$45,000 (LDI)

·  $20,0000 LDI increase

·  $29,000 renewal increase

$94,000

 

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Risks and mitigations

60.     The following risks and mitigations have been considered:

Risks identified

Mitigation

Timeframe

 

The local board does not support the concept plan.

The scope would need to be redefined, but this will subsequently delay and extend the timeframes to deliver the project

Health & Safety

 

The public are exposed to unsafe conditions during construction phase

Note health and safety measures that will be put in place to manage any risks

Budget

 

Budget is not adequate

Additional budget required - $20,000 of Local Discretionary Initiatives (LDI) capex from financial year 2022/2023. This is to be confirmed through the work programme prioritisation process.

 

Reallocation of $29,000 of ABS: Capex – Renewals budget from Elliott Avenue Reserve – renew parks assets (ID:15487) to the Accessible play equipment - one location in Kaipātiki (ID:31036) in 2021/2022.

Current cost estimate is at concept level only

Costs may change as the project progresses through detailed design. The budget required for the physical works phase will be confirmed once the project is tendered. Should the cost required for physical works come in significantly higher than the budget, then the local board will be consulted to discuss a way forward.

Construction

 

Poor weather during construction may hold up delivery

Construction methodology and programme to allow for wet weather.

Damage to existing paths due to construction works

Jak mats or similar will be used to minimise the impact of machinery on the path. If damage were to occur, this would have to be remedied at the cost to the contractor.

Reputational

If the plans are not supported, it may lead to community disappointment, as well as contribute to a drop in consultation and engagement of future projects

 

Ngā koringa ā-muri

Next steps

61.     The table below summarises the anticipated next steps and estimated delivery timeframes for the project. The estimated timeframes assume successful and timely completion of each identified project step. Unforeseen delays in the procurement of a design or build partner have the potential to delay completion of the project beyond the identified timeframe. 

Figure 8: Project phasing and timelines

Project phase

Planned completion timeframe

Detailed design

Once the concept design option is approved by the local board, the development of the detailed design can be progressed.

March 2022

Procure physical works contractor/build partner

The tender will be submitted to our Full Facilities Contractor as per the procurement guidelines.

May 2022

Physical works

Accurate commencement and duration of the physical works is not known at this time and will be confirmed at a later stage but is envisaged between the dates specified.

May 2022 – September 2022

 

 

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Attachments

No.

Title

Page

a

20 April 2022 - Kaipātiki Local Board Business Meeting - Marlborough Park accessible play location

109

b

20 April 2022 - Kaipātiki Local Board Business Meeting - Marlborough Park accessible play concept design – option 2

111

     

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Signatories

Authors

Keren Alleyne - Senior Project Manager

Authorisers

Taryn Crewe - General Manager Community Facilities

Eric Perry - Local Area Manager

 

 


Kaipātiki Local Board

20 April 2022

 

 

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Kaipātiki local parks - reclassification of Kauri Point Domain and additional classifications

File No.: CP2022/02217

 

  

 

Te take mō te pūrongo

Purpose of the report

1.       To approve the reclassification of Kauri Point Domain and classification of three local purpose accessway reserves under the Reserves Act 1977.

Whakarāpopototanga matua

Executive summary

2.       As part of the classification programme and development of the local parks management plan (LPMP) under the Reserves Act 1977 (RA), additional classification decisions are needed for some local parks in the Kaipātiki Local Board area.

3.       The classification of three unclassified parcels (Lot 5 DP 178193, Lot 46 DP 107252, Lot 47 DP 86638) of parkland is required to enable their inclusion in the draft LPMP. We consider that local purpose accessway reserve will align with the primary use, as these parcels were acquired through subdivision as accessway reserves. The classification does not require public notification, as the parcels are zoned Open Space under the Auckland Unitary Plan.

4.       A final decision to reclassify Kauri Point Domain (Allot 371 Parish of Takapuna) to better align with the primary purpose and better protection of scenic and natural amenity is required.

5.       The intention to reclassify Kauri Point Domain from recreation to scenic reserve (s.19(1)(b) of the RA) was publicly notified between 23 December 2021 to 10 February 2022.

6.       One submission received objected to the proposed reclassification (refer to Attachments A and B of the agenda report). The submission considered that reclassification as a scenic reserve would prohibit the existing mountain biking activities, and access and future development of dedicated mountain bike trails.

7.       After considering the objection, staff advice from the December 2021 report remains that the protection of the location’s primary natural and scenic values warrants its change in classification to scenic reserve. Staff therefore recommend that the local board disallow the submission and proceed with reclassification of Kauri Point Domain as suggested.

8.       The reclassification will not prohibit mountain biking activities. The local board may also propose the investigation of additional mountain bike or shared use trails as part of the draft LPMP in the future, but the local board would need to consider the impacts of such trails on the natural and scenic values. The public would have the opportunity to make submissions on such a proposal.

9.       However, if the local board considers the reclassification of Kauri Point will lead to significant constraints on the opportunity to develop mountain bike trails in the future, the board may decide to abandon the reclassification proposal and keep Kauri Point Domain as a recreation reserve.

Ngā tūtohunga

Recommendation/s

That the Kaipātiki Local Board:

a)      consider and decide whether to disallow the objection and proceed with the reclassification of Allotment 371 Parish of Takapuna (Kauri Point Domain), and therefore:

i)       either allow the objection and retain the current classification of Kauri Point Domain as a recreation reserve; OR

ii)       disallow the objection and proceed with the reclassification of Kauri Point Domain from recreation to scenic reserve (section 19(1)(b) of the Reserves Act 1977)

b)      approve the proposed classification of the following three parcels as local purpose (accessway) reserves under section 16(2A) of the Reserves Act 1977:

i)       Lot 5 DP 178193

ii)       Lot 46 DP 107252

iii)      Lot 47 DP 86638.

Horopaki

Context

10.     Kaipātiki Local Board is allocated decision-making responsibility for all local parks in their local board area and has been delegated the Governing Body’s power to make various classification decisions under the Reserves Act 1977.

11.     On 20 June 2018, the local board resolved to prepare an omnibus open space management plan for all local parks in the local board area (the LPMP), to assist park management and to meet obligations for reserve management planning under the Reserves Act 1977 (RA) (resolution number KT/2018/114).

12.     The LPMP will be a statutory reserve management plan prepared in line with section 41 of the RA It will cover parkland held under the RA as well as the Local Government Act 2002 (LGA), and include land covered by existing reserve management plans.

13.     In July 2019, council staff completed a comprehensive park land status investigation for all local parks in Kaipātiki. This was an essential preliminary task in developing the draft LPMP and a statutory requirement under the RA. Section 16 of the RA requires all land held as reserve under the RA be classified appropriately. The local board considered and adopted an initial round of classifications for over 700 parcels (resolution numbers KT/2019/134 and KT/2019/136).

14.     In September 2019, the local board approved the reclassification of approximately 37 parcels where public notification was required (resolution number KT/2019/194).

15.     In December 2020, the local board considered and approved the additional classification of 15 parcels and resolved to notify the proposed reclassification of Castleton Reid Reserve, Te Onewa Pā, Verran Road Gully Reserve under section 24(2)(b) of RA (resolution number KT/2020/218).

16.     In December 2021, the local board approved the proposed classification of two parcels held under the Local Government Act, five unclassified local esplanade reserves, reclassification of Castleton Reid Reserve, Te Onewa Pā, Verran Road Gully Reserve. The local board also resolved to notify the proposed reclassification of Kauri Point Domain from recreation reserve to scenic 19(1)(b) reserve (resolution number KT/2021/233, refer to Attachment A of the agenda report).

17.     A further decision is required to consider the objection to the proposed reclassification and confirm whether the reclassification of Kauri Point Domain will proceed. In addition, classification actions are required for three unclassified parcels that have been discovered as part of developing the LPMP.

Tātaritanga me ngā tohutohu

Analysis and advice

Kauri Point Domain reclassification

18.     Public notification of the proposed reclassification was undertaken between 23 December 2021 to 10 February 2022 under section 24(2) of the RA. One objection was received (refer to Attachment B of the agenda report). The submission objects to the proposed reclassification based on the impact on existing mountain biking activities and access, and future mountain biking trail development.

19.     The following points have been considered in determining whether to uphold the objection or proceed with reclassification and are:

·    The reclassification under the RA will not prohibit existing mountain biking activity and access.

·    Kauri Point Domain covers 17ha of regenerating native bush and is part of a larger coastal forest network stretching from Birkenhead Wharf to Island Bay.

·    The Soldiers Bay & Kauri Point Domain Restoration Group undertake voluntary work including pest management, restoration programmes, track development and maintenance in this park.

·    The Kaipātiki Connections Network Plan 2016 identifies the potential for enhancing walking connections through the park.

·    The RA requires the local board to classify reserves according to the principal or primary purpose. The primary values in this park align with the scenic 19(1)(b) reserve classification which seeks to restore, protect and preserve flora to enhance the scenic and natural values of the park.

·    Management intentions for this reserve in the draft Kaipātiki Local Parks Management Plan (currently being developed) are proposed to be focused on enhancing plant cover and riparian margins, and removing exotic trees.

·    The reclassification will better align existing and future uses of this reserve with its primary values.

20.     The reclassification under RA will not prohibit existing mountain biking activity and access. However, if the local board wished to include an intention to develop mountain bike trails in the draft LPMP, the impact on natural values including the removal and disturbance of regenerating native bush would need to be assessed.

21.     Preliminary advice from the Ecological Advice and Parks, Sport and Recreation teams is that developing mountain bike trails may be difficult to achieve considering the size and topography of the reserve and the potential impact on natural values.

22.     Public views on the use of the reserve for mountain biking and the provision of new mountain biking or shared use trails can be sought through the development of the draft LPMP.

23.     If the local board considers that the proposed reclassification will impose significant constraints on future opportunities for mountain bike trails and wants to elevate the recreation values of the reserve over the natural values, then the local board may choose to maintain the existing classification as recreation reserve.

24.     However, on the basis of its current and future restored natural values, staff recommend the local board disallow the objection and approve the reclassification of Kauri Point Domain. 

Unclassified parcels held under the RA

25.     Staff have discovered three parcels that were vested in council as a result of subdivision and are currently held under the RA as unclassified accessway reserves (refer to Attachment C of the agenda report).

26.     For unclassified parcels held under the RA, staff considered the following options:

·    continue to hold the land as unclassified reserve under the RA

·    revoke the reserve status and hold the land under the LGA

·    classify according to its primary purpose.

27.     Staff have discounted the option to continue to hold the land as unclassified reserve as it would mean that the local parks management plan would not comply with the RA and the council would not be meeting its statutory obligations under the RA. 

28.     Staff have also discounted the option to revoke RA land as this parcel does not warrant revocation of the reserve status to manage under the LGA.

29.     Classification involves assigning a reserve (or part of a reserve) a primary purpose, as defined in s17 to 23 of the RA, that aligns with its present values. Consideration is also given to potential future values and activities and uses.

30.     For the parcels in Attachment A of the agenda report, staff have considered the Reserves Act Guide and the following questions when determining the primary purpose and appropriate classification for each parcel:

·    What was the intended purpose of the reserve when it was acquired?

·    What are the main values of the land or potential future values, uses and activities?

·    What potential does the land have for protection, preservation, enhancement or development?

·    Is there likely to be a need to retain flexibility for future use?

31.     As the parcels were acquired as accessways under the Resource Management Act (Lot 5 DP 178193), Local Government Act (Lot 46 DP 107252) and Municipal Corporation Act (Lot 47 DP 86638), staff recommend that these parcels are classified as a local purpose accessway reserves under the RA.

32.     These parcels will be included in the draft Kaipātiki Local Parks Management Plan due to their proximity to existing local parks.

Tauākī whakaaweawe āhuarangi

Climate impact statement

33.     The decisions in this report are largely administrative and staff anticipate that they will have no direct impact on greenhouse gas emissions.

34.     However future management and potential development of park land, which is determined by its purpose, could have a potential positive or negative impact on greenhouse gas emissions. The degree and nature of the impact is dependent on the specific management and development of each park. An example of potential impacts is:

·    a potential reduction of emissions by classifying land as scenic reserve. The purpose of a scenic reserve is largely to protect and restore the natural environment; ecological restoration of a site could result in a reduction of emissions and increase in carbon sequestration.

Ngā whakaaweawe me ngā tirohanga a te rōpū Kaunihera

Council group impacts and views

35.     The recommendations of this report have been informed by land classification investigations that have been discussed with relevant council units including Community Facilities (including Land Advisory), Parks Sports and Recreation (including Parks and Places), Infrastructure and Environmental Services (including Ecological Advice). Staff are supportive of the recommendations being proposed.

36.     The Ecological Advice team has advised on the importance of protecting natural and scenic values in the reclassification of Kauri Point Domain. The Parks and Places team have suggested enabling through the local parks management plan (under development), the opportunity to create a shared cycling and walking trail as part of a greenway network. Refer to discussion in paragraphs 19 to 26 regarding the ability to construct biking or shared use tracks in scenic reserves.

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

Local impacts and local board views

37.     The views of local board members have been sought on the objection to the proposed reclassification of Kauri Point Domain during the Local Board workshop on 9th March 2022. The local board have indicated support for the proposed reclassification as scenic reserve under section 19(1)(b) of the Reserves Act 1977 to protect the natural values of the land in question.

38.     The local board also supports existing mountain biking activities and investigation of opportunities for future mountain bike or shared use trails. Future development of new or additional mountain bike trails would need to consider the impacts on natural and scenic values. The submission process on the draft LPMP can allow the public to comment on the provision of mountain bike or shared use trails.

Tauākī whakaaweawe Māori

Māori impact statement

39.     On 3 September 2020, a hui was held with representatives from Te Kawerau ā Maki, Ngāti Whātua o Kaipara and Te Uri o Hau to discuss the Kaipātiki and Rodney local parks management plans and Kaipātiki classifications.

40.     Three additional hui were held between November 2020 to 2021 to review the proposed reclassification of Kauri Point Domain. The hui included representatives from Te Kawerau ā Maki and Ngāti Whātua Ōrākei. Both iwi support the proposal to reclassify Kauri Point Domain as scenic 19(1)(b) reserve to protect the natural and ecological values. They also advised of the importance of cultural heritage values in the wider area (e.g., pā site, shark fisheries, associated Treaty Settlement).

41.     A memo was sent to the relevant mana whenua representatives in March 2022 to seek comments on the proposed classification of three unclassified parcels in Attachment A of the agenda report. Representatives of Te Kawerau ā Maki, Ngāti Maru and Te Akitai Waiohua support the proposal to classify to classify the parcels as local purpose (accessway) reserve.

Ngā ritenga ā-pūtea

Financial implications

42.     This report has no financial implications for the local board. The cost for the gazette notices for the classifications will be covered through existing departmental budgets.

Ngā raru tūpono me ngā whakamaurutanga

Risks and mitigations

43.     The potential risks of reclassifying Kauri Point Domain (from recreation to scenic 19(1)(b) reserve) will be additional restrictions on how the local board develops and manages recreation use in the reserve.

44.     The reclassification will still allow the existing mountain biking activities and access. Developing new and additional biking and shared use trails will require further investigation to determine whether the impacts on natural values including the removal and disturbance of regenerating native bush are acceptable.

45.     To mitigate the risks above, the submission process on the draft LPMP can allow the public to comment on the provision of mountain bike or shared use trails. 

Ngā koringa ā-muri

Next steps

46.     Once the local board has approved the classification actions, the next steps are:

·    Arrange gazette notices for the classifications. Approval of gazette notices has delegated from the Minister of Conservation to the General Manager Community Facilities

·    reflect updates to the classifications in the draft Kaipātiki Local Parks Management Plan

·    ensure all classifications are correctly recorded on council’s databases.

Ngā tāpirihanga

Attachments

No.

Title

Page

a

20 April 2022 - Kaipātiki Local Board business meeting - Attachment A - Kaipatiki Resolution 8 December 2021

119

b

20 April 2022 - Kaipātiki Local Board business meeting - Attachment B - Objection email for Kauri Point Domain reclassification

121

c

20 April 2022 - Kaipātiki Local Board business meeting - Attachment C - Additional parcels to be classified

123

     

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Signatories

Authors

Darren Jeong - Service and Asset Planner

Authorisers

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

Eric Perry - Local Area Manager

 

 


Kaipātiki Local Board

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Kaipātiki Local Board Grants Programme 2022/2023

File No.: CP2022/02383

 

  

Te take mō te pūrongo

Purpose of the report

1.       To adopt the Kaipātiki Grants Programme 2022/2023.

Whakarāpopototanga matua

Executive summary

2.       The Auckland Council Community Grants Policy guides the allocation of local, multi-board and regional grant programmes to groups and organisations delivering projects, activities and services that benefit Aucklanders.

3.       The Community Grants Policy supports each local board to review and adopt their own local grants programme for the next financial year.

4.       This report presents the Kaipātiki Grants Programme 2022/2023 for adoption (refer to Attachment A of the agenda report).

Ngā tūtohunga

Recommendation/s

That the Kaipātiki Local Board:

a)   adopt the Kaipātiki Grants Programme 2022/2023 as presented at Attachment A to this agenda report.

Horopaki

Context

5.       The Auckland Council Community Grants Policy guides the allocation of local, multi-board and regional grant programmes to groups and organisations delivering projects, activities, and services that benefit Aucklanders.

6.      The Community Grants Policy supports each local board to review and adopt its own local grants programme for the next financial year. The local board grants programme guides community groups and individuals when making applications to the local board.

7.       The local board community grants programme includes:

·     outcomes as identified in the local board plan

·     specific local board grant priorities

·     which grant types will operate, the number of grant rounds, and opening and closing dates

·     any additional criteria or exclusions that will apply

·     other factors the local board consider to be significant to their decision-making.

8.       Once the local board grants programme 2022/2032 has been adopted, the types of grants, grant rounds, criteria and eligibility with be advertised through an integrated communication and marketing approach which includes utilising the local board channels.

Tātaritanga me ngā tohutohu

Analysis and advice

9.       The aim of the local board grant programme is to deliver projects and activities which align with the outcomes identified in the local board plan. The new Kaipātiki Grants Programme has been workshopped with the local board and feedback incorporated into the grants programme for 2022/2023.

Tauākī whakaaweawe āhuarangi

Climate impact statement

10.     The local board grants programme aims to respond to Auckland Council’s commitment to address climate change by providing grants to individuals and groups with projects that support community climate change action. Local board grants can contribute to climate action through the support of projects that address food production and food waste; alternative transport methods; community energy efficiency education and behaviour change; build community resilience and support tree planting.

Ngā whakaaweawe me ngā tirohanga a te rōpū Kaunihera

Council group impacts and views

11.     The grants programme has no identified impacts on council-controlled organisations and therefore their views are not required.

12.     Based on the main focus of an application, a subject matter expert from the relevant council unit will provide input and advice. The main focus of an application is identified as arts, community, events, sport and recreation, environment, or heritage.

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

Local impacts and local board views

13.     The grants programme has been developed by the local board to set the direction of its grants programme. This programme is reviewed on an annual basis.

Tauākī whakaaweawe Māori

Māori impact statement

14.     All grant programmes respond to Auckland Council’s commitment to improving Māori wellbeing by providing grants to organisations delivering positive outcomes for Māori. Applicants are asked how their project aims to increase Māori outcomes in the application process.

Ngā ritenga ā-pūtea

Financial implications

15.     The allocation of grants to community groups is within the adopted Long-Term Plan 2018 -2028 and local board agreements.

Ngā raru tūpono me ngā whakamaurutanga

Risks and mitigations

16.     The allocation of grants occurs within the guidelines and criteria of the Community Grants Policy. Therefore, there is minimal risk associated with the adoption of the grants programme.

Ngā koringa ā-muri

Next steps

17.     An implementation plan is underway, and the local board grants programme will be locally advertised through the local board and council channels, including the council website, local board Facebook page and communication with past recipients of grants.

 

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Attachments

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Signatories

Authors

Ann Kuruvilla - Grants Advisor

Authorisers

Pierre Fourie - Grants & Incentives Manager

Eric Perry - Local Area Manager

 

 


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New Private Road Name for Subdivision at 24 - 28 & 42 Taurus Crescent, Beach Haven

File No.: CP2022/04041

 

  

Te take mō te pūrongo

Purpose of the report

1.       To seek approval from the Kaipātiki Local Board to name a private road within Stage 2 of the subdivision being undertaken by Kāinga Ora (the Applicant), at 24 - 28 and 42 Taurus Crescent, Beach Haven.

Whakarāpopototanga matua

Executive summary

2.       Auckland Council Road Naming Guidelines (the Guidelines), set out the requirements and criteria of the council for proposed road names. The guidelines state that where a new road needs to be named as a result of a subdivision or development, the applicant shall be given the opportunity of suggesting their preferred new road names for the relevant local board’s approval. These requirements and criteria have been applied in this situation to ensure consistency of road naming across the Auckland region.

3.       Kāinga Ora proposes to continue to use the name previously approved by the Kaipātiki Local Board on 22 July 2020 (resolution number KT/2020/121), for the private road constructed as part of Stage 1 of the subdivision.

4.       As that private road is now being extended to also service Stage 2, it is logical to continue to use the same name.   Kāinga Ora therefore is seeking local board approval to use the following name for this stage:

·     Te Urungamai Lane.

5.       The proposed road name has been assessed against council’s guidelines and the Australian and New Zealand Standard, Rural and Urban Addressing, AS NZS 4819:2011 and the Guidelines for Addressing in-fill Developments 2019 – LINZ OP G 01245 (the Standards).  The technical matters required by those documents are considered to have been met and the proposed name is not duplicated elsewhere in the region or in close proximity. Mana whenua have been consulted in the manner required by the guidelines.

Ngā tūtohunga

Recommendation/s

That the Kaipātiki Local Board:

a)      approve the road name Te Urungamai Lane for the private road within the Commonly Owned Access Lot (COAL) - Lot 22 of stage 2 of the subdivision being undertaken by Kāinga Ora, at 24 - 28 & 42 Taurus Crescent, Beach Haven in accordance with section 319(1)(j) of the Local Government Act 1974.

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Context

6.       The 12 residential lot subdivision (Auckland Council reference BUN60370344 & SUB60370346), currently under construction was approved on 13 July 2021.

7.       Site and location plans of the subdivision can be found in Attachments A and B of this agenda report.

8.       In accordance with the guidelines and standards, any road including private ways, commonly owned access lots (COALs), and right of ways, that serve more than five lots generally require a new road name in order to ensure safe, logical and efficient street numbering.

9.       The private road within COAL Lot 22 shown on the scheme plan of subdivision in Attachment B of the agenda report is required to be named.

Tātaritanga me ngā tohutohu

Analysis and advice

10.     These requirements and criteria have been applied in this situation to ensure consistency of road naming across the Auckland region. The guidelines allow that where a new road needs to be named as a result of a subdivision or development, the subdivider/developer shall be given the opportunity of suggesting their preferred new road name/s for the local board’s approval.

11.     The guidelines provide for road names to reflect one of the following local themes with the use of Māori names being actively encouraged:

·   a historical, cultural, or ancestral linkage to an area;

·   a particular landscape, environmental or biodiversity theme or feature; or

·   an existing (or introduced) thematic identity in the area.

12.     As the private road is an extension of that constructed in conjunction with Stage 1 of the subdivision the applicant is logically continuing with the name for Stage 2. The name presented resulted from the Applicant’s consultation with mana whenua undertaken in conjunction with Stage 1 of the subdivision.

13.     In this regard the name and its relevance are as detailed in the table below:

Proposed Name

Meaning (as described by the applicant)

 

Te Urungamai Lane

 

 

Māori word meaning ‘the landing’ and fits with the mana whenua traditional history of this part of the portage route from Riverhead and the Beach Haven, Birkdale and Greenhithe areas.

 

14.     The name listed in the table above has been assessed by council’s Subdivision Specialist team to ensure that it meets both the guidelines and the standards in respect of road naming. The technical standards are considered to have been met and duplicate names are not located in close proximity. It is therefore for the local board to decide upon the suitability of the name within the local context and in accordance with the delegation.

15.     Land Information New Zealand (LINZ) has confirmed that the proposed name is acceptable for use at this location.

16.     The road type ‘lane’ is an acceptable road type for the new private road.

17.     Mana whenua were consulted in line with the processes and requirements described in the guidelines. Additional commentary is provided in the ‘Tauākī whakaaweawe Māori’ section of the report that follows.


 

Tauākī whakaaweawe āhuarangi

Climate impact statement

18.     The naming of roads has no effect on climate change. Relevant environmental issues have been considered under the provisions of the Resource Management Act 1991 and the associated approved resource consent for the development.

Ngā whakaaweawe me ngā tirohanga a te rōpū Kaunihera

Council group impacts and views

19.     The decision sought for this report has no identified impacts on other parts of the council group. The views of council-controlled organisations were not required for the preparation of the report’s advice.

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

Local impacts and local board views

20.     The decision sought for this report does not trigger any significant policy and is not considered to have any immediate local impact beyond those outlined in this report.

Tauākī whakaaweawe Māori

Māori impact statement

21.     To aid local board decision making, council’s road naming guidelines include an objective of recognising cultural and ancestral linkages to areas of land through engagement with mana whenua, particularly through the resource consent approval process, and the allocation of road names where appropriate. The guidelines identify the process that enables mana whenua the opportunity to provide feedback on all road naming applications and in this instance, the process has been adhered to.

22.     The Applicant consulted with Te Rūnanga o Ngāti Whātua, Ngāti Whātua Ōrakei, Ngāti Whātua o Kaipara, Te Kawerau a Maki, Ngāi Tai Ki Tāmaki, Ngāti Tamaoho, Te Ākitai Waiohua, Te Ahiwaru Waiohua, Ngāti Te Ata Waiohua, Ngāti Maru, Ngāti Pāoa, Ngāti Tamaterā, Ngāti Whanaunga and Tainui in conjunction with Stage 1 of the subdivision, whom they were advised have mana whenua influences over this area.

23.     As part of that consultation Kāinga Ora approached Te Rūnanga o Ngāti Whātua and Ngāti Whātua o Kaipara who suggested the name Te Urungamai. This name is strongly endorsed by Te Rūnanga o Ngāti Whātua and Ngāti Whātua o Kaipara and is also supported by Ngāti Paoa and Ngāi Tai ki Tāmaki.

24.     No further consultation is considered necessary as the name Te Urungamai has already been approved for Stage 1 and is the logical name to use as the private road is now extended to service Stage 2.

Ngā ritenga ā-pūtea

Financial implications

25.     The road naming process does not raise any financial implications for the council.

26.     The Applicant has responsibility for ensuring that appropriate signage will be installed accordingly and at their cost once approval is obtained for the new road names.

Ngā raru tūpono me ngā whakamaurutanga

Risks and mitigations

27.     There are no significant risks to council as road naming is a routine part of the subdivision development process, with consultation being a key part of the process.

Ngā koringa ā-muri

Next steps

28.     Approved road names are notified to Land Information New Zealand (LINZ) which records them on its New Zealand wide land information database which includes street addresses issued by councils.

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Attachments

No.

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Page

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20 April 2022 - Kaipātiki Local Board business meeting - 24 - 28  42 Taurus Crescent Beach Haven - Locality Map

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20 April 2022 - Kaipātiki Local Board business meeting - 24 - 28  42 Taurus Crescent Beach Haven - Development  Scheme Plans

139

     

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Signatories

Authors

John Benefield – Senior Subdivision Advisor

Authorisers

David Snowdon - Team Leader Subdivision

Eric Perry - Local Area Manager

 

 


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Auckland Transport - Activities in the Road Corridor Bylaw 2022

File No.: CP2022/04101

 

  

Te take mō te pūrongo

Purpose of the report

1.       To seek local board input on Auckland Transport’s proposed Activities in the Road Corridor Bylaw 2022.

Whakarāpopototanga matua

Executive summary

2.       Auckland Transport proposes to use bylaw-making powers granted to Auckland Transport under the Local Government Act 2002 and the Land Transport Act 1998 to replace five existing, legacy bylaws with a new ‘Activities in the Road Corridor Bylaw’.

3.       A single bylaw encompassing all activities in the road corridor will make it easier for members of the public to find information about regulations, and for Auckland Transport to regulate activities in a consistent and appropriate way.

4.       As part of developing the proposed bylaw, a consolidation and refresh of regulations will be undertaken, and new provisions may be proposed where appropriate.

5.       Public consultation occurred in January and February 2022, and the new bylaw is expected to be operational in June 2022.

Ngā tūtohunga

Recommendation/s

That the Kaipātiki Local Board:

a)      provide feedback on the draft Activities in the Road Corridor Bylaw 2022 ahead of it being submitted to the Auckland Transport Board for final approval.

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Context

6.       There are five bylaws relating to activities in the road corridor that require an approval from Auckland Transport. These are:

·     Trading and Events in Public Places Bylaw 2015

·     Public Safety and Nuisance Bylaw 2013

·     Rodney District Council General Bylaw 1998 Chapter Six Stock on Roads

·     Franklin District Council Stock on Roads Bylaw

·     Legacy Bylaw Provisions on Construction in the Road Corridor and Other Public Places 2015.

7.       Auckland Transport has developed a draft bylaw to regulate activities within the road corridor that were previously covered under these bylaws, such as construction; trading, events, and filming; and livestock on roads.

8.       The new bylaw should streamline processes and ensure activities across the road corridor are done so legally and safely and will be made under the bylaw-making powers granted to Auckland Transport under the Local Government Act 2002 and the Land Transport Act 1998.

9.       The proposed bylaw is a consolidation and refresh of regulations in the above bylaws. New provisions may also be proposed where appropriate, for example to future proof for planned activities such as climate change adaptations.

Tātaritanga me ngā tohutohu

Analysis and advice

10.     Of the five bylaws listed above, three have expired (Rodney and Franklin livestock bylaws, and Public Safety and Nuisance bylaw) and one will expire at the end of March 2022 (Trading and Events in Public Places Bylaw 2015). The legacy bylaw provisions on Construction in the Road Corridor and Other Public Places Bylaw - a combined legacy bylaw approved in 2015 which covers seven bylaws from pre-amalgamation councils – is due to expire in October 2022.

11.     The existing bylaws do not cover everything they need to, because:

·     they were written before some innovations, situations or issues emerged, or

·     new operational issues have now been identified which need to be addressed to enable better management of the transport system.

12.     The core components of the bylaw will be based on existing bylaw rules around activities in, on, under and above the road corridor to ensure that relevant activities are undertaken safely, without damaging Auckland Transport assets. The bylaw will also detail which approvals are required.

13.     Key proposed changes to the bylaw are outlined in Attachment A of the agenda report and the full draft bylaw is included as Attachment B of the agenda report.

14.     Where possible, Auckland Transport intends to future-proof bylaws to allow for strategic outcomes and activities, such as changes to who uses parts of the road corridor.

15.     In addition, the ability to set fees and charges or reclaim costs associated with permits, licenses, leases, inspections, investigations or enforcement will be included where appropriate.

Public consultation

16.     Auckland Transport undertook engagement with the public in January and February 2022, by distributing information to all database contacts including Business Improvement Districts and advisory boards. A letter was posted to rural livestock owners.

17.     An electronic survey was advertised using social media and media releases.

18.     Facilitated focus groups were conducted with industry leaders and representatives from the following groups:

·     construction and traffic management

·     events and filming

·     trading (including micro-mobility, mobile vendors and performers)

·     livestock.

19.     Written submissions were invited, and seven people spoke to a hearings panel. 

20.     A more detailed review of public engagement and the emergent themes was supplied to local boards in mid-March and is included as Attachment C of the agenda report.

Tauākī whakaaweawe āhuarangi

Climate impact statement

21.     Auckland Transport is strongly committed to providing alternatives to private vehicle travel, reducing the carbon footprint of its own operations and, to the extent feasible, that of the wider transport network by encouraging use of electric vehicles, use of non-car transport and public transport.

22.     This bylaw contributes directly to these goals, including new provisions for managing electric vehicle parking and better regulating micro-mobility (i.e. electric scooters), both of which will directly lower emissions.

23.     Further, the bylaw seeks to address some of the issues currently experienced managing traffic around filming, events and work in the road corridor. Better traffic management improves the efficiency all types of transport, reducing carbon emissions.

Ngā whakaaweawe me ngā tirohanga a te rōpū Kaunihera

Council group impacts and views

24.     Officers from Auckland Transport and Auckland Council worked together to develop the draft bylaw and investigated two options to make sure that Auckland Transport and Auckland Council bylaws remain compatible, and avoid regulatory gaps:

·     option one was for both organisations to develop ‘mirror’ bylaws, which are identical, and then each entity just enforces the aspects under their respective legal remits

·     option two was for each organisation to develop ‘zipper’ style bylaws, where each bylaw covers the aspects under control of the organisation, and the two bylaws together cover the full needs with no overlap.

25.     The ‘Activities in the Road Corridor Bylaw’ has utilised the ‘zipper’ approach as:

·     the bylaw relates to approval processes for activities within the transport network (for example, construction of a vehicle crossing or running a mobile stall); and

·     Auckland Transport’s mandate for bylaws is much narrower than Auckland Council’s. ‘Zipper’ bylaws allow fewer, clearer, and more succinct bylaws that are consistent across activities; and

·     Auckland Transport can still delegate enforcement powers to Auckland Council, e.g., for permitting micro-mobility providers.

26.     Provisions relating to trading, events and filming have been aligned with the Auckland Council Public Trading, Events and Filming Bylaw 2022, which takes effect from 26 February 2022 and regulates similar activities in public places other than the road corridor.

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

Local impacts and local board views

27.     This report is to formalise local board feedback on the draft bylaw.

28.     Local board members were invited to attend an online briefing for local boards on 18 February 2022. In addition, local board workshops with subject matter experts were organised for boards that requested one.

Tauākī whakaaweawe Māori

Māori impact statement

29.     Both Auckland Transport and Auckland Council are committed to meeting their responsibilities under Te Tiriti o Waitangi (the Treaty of Waitangi) and its broader legal obligations in being more responsible or effective to Māori. Auckland Transport’s Māori Responsiveness Plan outlines the commitment to 19 mana whenua tribes in delivering effective and well-designed transport policy and solutions for Auckland. Auckland Transport also recognise mataawaka and their representative bodies and our desire to foster a relationship with them. This plan is available on the Auckland Transport website - https://at.govt.nz/about-us/transport-plans-strategies/maori-responsiveness-plan/#about

30.     The actions being considered are likely to have few specific impacts on Māori, because the bylaw consolidates a number of existing bylaws into one new bylaw. Further, the bylaw changes do not impact on land or water rather on behaviours so do not impact on Māori kaitiakitanga of these resources.

31.     At the time this report was written, specific Māori engagement is being undertaken. Representatives of mana whenua tribes have been contacted and hui are currently underway. This feedback is not currently available but will be included in the information provided to the Auckland Transport Board.

Ngā ritenga ā-pūtea

Financial implications

32.     There are no financial implications for local boards providing feedback on the proposed bylaw.

33.     For Auckland Transport, this bylaw will have limited financial impact. The bylaw consolidates existing bylaws into one bylaw and does not create significant new revenue streams, nor public expenditure.

Ngā raru tūpono me ngā whakamaurutanga

Risks and mitigations

34.     Three of the bylaws have expired and a fourth is due to expire in 2022. Without a replacement bylaw, Auckland Transport does not have the legal right to give approval for activities in the road corridor or enforce certain behaviours on the road network. For example, Auckland Council’s current regulation of public hire micro-mobility devices is regulated through the Auckland Transport Trading and Events in Public Places Bylaw 2015, which expires at the end of March 2022.

35.     Although Auckland Transport will not be able to have this new bylaw in place before the end of March the aim is to mitigate risk by getting approval as quickly as possible.

Ngā koringa ā-muri

Next steps

36.     Based on feedback received from local boards, iwi and through the public consultation, Auckland Transport staff will make recommendations to the Auckland Transport Board on any proposed changes to the draft bylaw.

37.     The Auckland Transport Board will decide in May 2022 whether to go ahead with the changes to the draft bylaw as proposed.

38.     The Activities in the Road Corridor bylaw is expected to become operative in June 2022.

 

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Attachments

No.

Title

Page

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20 April 2022 -  Kaipātiki Local Board business meeting - Quick guide – Activities in the road corridor bylaw 2022

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20 April 2022 -  Kaipātiki Local Board business meeting - Draft bylaw – Activities in the road corridor

153

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20 April 2022 -  Kaipātiki Local Board business meeting - Consultation report – Activities in the road corridor

175

     

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Signatories

Authors

Kat Ashmead - Senior Advisor Operations and Planning, Local Board Services

Andrew McGill, Head of Integrated Network Planning, Auckland Transport

Authorisers

Louise Mason – General Manager, Local Board Services

Eric Perry - Local Area Manager

 

 


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Transport Emissions Reduction Plan

File No.: CP2022/04128

 

  

Te take mō te pūrongo

Purpose of the report

1.       To provide a progress update on the development of the Transport Emissions Reduction Plan and seek formal feedback.

Whakarāpopototanga matua

Executive summary

2.       Auckland Council and Auckland Transport are developing a Transport Emissions Reduction Plan (TERP) to deliver a 64 per cent reduction in transport emissions by 2030 and achieve wider wellbeing outcomes. Improving equitable access to sustainable transport modes is a key principle of the TERP.

3.       The TERP gives effect to the commitments in Te Tāruke-ā-Tāwhiri: Auckland’s Climate Plan to halve regional emissions by 2030 and transition to net zero emissions by 2050.

4.       The TERP is being developed in the wider context of increasing government action on climate change. This includes the development of the government’s Emissions Reduction Plan (ERP), which is expected to introduce policy changes and additional funding to better enable the delivery of sustainable transport modes.

5.       A recommended TERP pathway will be presented to the Environment and Climate Change Committee for approval in July 2022. Implementation of the pathway will require significant additional funding, policy changes and the reshaping of the urban environment by the Auckland Council group and Government.

6.       A bespoke TERP emissions model has been developed to identify the scale of the challenge. Preliminary modelling indicates that change is possible, but the level of transformation required is immense. Three key observations arise from the modelling work so far:

·    although central government has outlined several actions in its ERP, these do not go far enough, nor do they act fast enough to achieve a 64 per cent reduction in emissions. TERP must fill a large gap between the baseline and the target

·    all levers across transport and a range of other sectors will need to be pulled as hard as they can be within the timeframe available

·    among the levers, mode shift is by far the most powerful to meet the 2030 target. However, significant mode shift to all sustainable modes is required, especially active modes. A compact urban form and accelerated decarbonisation of the public and private vehicle fleet are also crucial.

7.       Achieving a low carbon transport system will bring many other benefits for all Aucklanders, including cleaner air, safer streets, reduced transport costs and easier ways of getting around the city. The TERP will set out a pathway to deliver this vision.

8.       Previous local board feedback shows overwhelming support for more investment in sustainable transport. There is also broad support for policies that suppress private vehicle travel, such as congestion pricing, subject to the adequate provision of sustainable options.

9.       Local boards have a critical role to play in advocating for specific improvements that support their communities transitioning to low carbon travel, e.g., addressing safety hotspots, accelerating the delivery of walking, cycling and micromobility networks, and improving the coverage, frequency, and hours of operation for public transport.

 

Ngā tūtohunga

Recommendation/s

That the Kaipātiki Local Board:

a)      receive the progress update provided on the Transport Emissions Reduction Plan.

b)      note the scale of the challenge to meet Auckland’s transport emissions reduction target and that mode shift is the most powerful lever for reducing transport emissions.

c)       provide feedback on:

·     ways to dramatically reduce transport emissions in its local board area, or more broadly, while achieving broader wellbeing outcomes

·     ways to increase uptake of walking, cycling and public transport for communities in its local board area

·     barriers that might prevent the implementation of a sustainable, healthy, accessible, and equitable transport system for Auckland, and potential solutions

·     ways to build public support for the initiatives that will be introduced as part of the Transport Emissions Reduction Plan.

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Context

10.     Auckland Council and Auckland Transport are developing a Transport Emissions Reduction Plan (TERP) to deliver a 64 per cent reduction in transport emissions by 2030. As transport is Auckland’s largest source of emissions, modelling has shown that this steep reduction in transport emissions is necessary to fulfil Auckland’s commitment to halve emissions by 2030 and transition to net zero emissions by 2050.[1]

11.     The TERP also seeks to achieve wider wellbeing outcomes for mana whenua, mataawaka and Auckland’s diverse communities.

Past decisions and information provided

12.     The TERP’s approach and governance framework were endorsed by the Environment and Climate Change Committee in August 2021 (resolution number ECC/2021/32). In December 2021, the Committee noted the urgency of Auckland’s decarbonisation challenge and unanimously endorsed Auckland Council and Auckland Transport taking quick and decisive action to reduce the region’s transport emissions through several ‘early actions’ that can be advanced prior to the approval of the TERP (resolution number ECC/2021/45).

13.     A memo on the TERP was provided to local board members in October 2021 (refer to Attachment A of the agenda report), followed by two local board briefings which were held online in November and December 2021.

Broader policy context

14.     The TERP is being developed in the wider context of increasing government action on climate change. Central government is due to finalise its Emissions Reduction Plan (ERP) in May 2022. Its ERP discussion document in November 2021 set out targets in key areas, including a 20 per cent reduction in vehicle kilometres travelled.

15.     Central government’s ERP discussion document also includes many highly ambitious policy interventions that will be required to achieve those targets, which are well-aligned with Auckland’s TERP.

16.     In its present state, however, the ERP leaves too many of its actions until after 2030. Therefore, the TERP cannot rely on government’s ERP alone to meet Auckland’s targets. The TERP needs to pull hard on all the levers available and advocate for government to bring forward the actions and investment it outlines in its ERP.

17.     The National Policy Statement on Urban Development (NPS – UD) is another key instrument due to take effect that, over time, has the potential to enable significant emissions reductions through more compact urban forms. Auckland Council’s response to the NPS will be crucial.

18.     The systemic changes that will be delivered through the ERP, resource management reforms, and the NPS - UD will create an environment that is much more conducive to reducing transport emissions than is currently the case – the near future context will be very different from what it is today.

Tātaritanga me ngā tohutohu

Analysis and advice

Understanding the scale of the challenge

19.     As reported to the Environment and Climate Change Committee in December 2021, preliminary modelling shows that a large gap remains between the baseline and Te Tāruke-ā-Tāwhiri’s modelled 64 per cent pathway, even accounting for initiatives within the government’s ERP. Modelling shows that there is likely only one pathway available for the TERP: it needs every lever available, and it needs to pull each of them as hard as it can. 

20.     The figure below illustrates the gap between the projected baseline (shown in red) and the target (shown in green).

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21.     Modelling shows that significant reduction in vehicle kilometres travelled (VKT) is the only plausible strategy to achieve a 64 per cent reduction in transport emissions by 2030. Reducing VKT will require rapid and transformational improvements to public transport, walking and cycling options for all Aucklanders. Land use changes that enhance accessibility by bringing destinations closer will also be required, to make walking, cycling and public transport systematically the most competitive modes for daily trips.

22.     Staff are also engaging with the freight, rail, shipping, and aviation sectors to understand the opportunity for emissions reduction within these sectors, opportunities for cross-sector collaboration, and potential barriers that need to be resolved.

Taking a systems approach

23.     Cities around the world are increasingly taking a systems approach to transforming energy-intensive transport systems into sustainable, healthy, and accessible ones. This approach recognises that “climate action could be more efficient and effective if focused on systems as a whole, so that – by design – systems require less energy and materials, and produce less emissions, while achieving wider wellbeing outcomes, such as improving our health and safety, and subsequently better lives” (OECD 2022[2]).

24.     Taking a systems approach to tackling Auckland’s carbon-intensive transport system means firstly addressing its car-oriented status quo and the cycle of induced demand, urban sprawl, and the long-standing erosion of active and shared transport modes that further perpetuate car dependency.

25.     Induced demand, urban sprawl and erosion of shared and active transport modes are the source of high emissions and a number of negative impacts on people’s wellbeing, such as air and noise pollution, congestion, road injuries and fatalities, reduced travel options and unequal access to opportunities.

26.     Without addressing the challenges of the transport system as a whole, there is a tendency for incremental improvements to dominate, focusing on technological and pricing solutions without changing the underlying system.

Developing a package of interventions

27.     The TERP takes a systems approach in developing a high-level programme of interventions, which work synergistically to create a transport system that is sustainable-by-design and achieves broader wellbeing goals.

28.     These interventions draw from best practice around the globe and fall under broader themes, examples of which are likely to include:

·     accessible neighbourhoods in an accessible region

·     using online options where appropriate e.g., working from home

·     replacing private vehicles trips with active, public, and shared modes

·     transitioning to zero emissions vehicles

·     better options for moving goods.

29.     Auckland Transport’s increased emphasis on addressing climate change and road harm means that there is a range of programmes underway that can be scaled up and funded as part of the implementation of the TERP pathway.

30.     The scale of transformation required to drastically cut transport emissions will not be possible without fixing the existing inequities of the transport system. Improving equitable access to sustainable transport modes is therefore a key principle of the TERP. In most instances the types of interventions needed to bring about significant emissions reductions will also help improve transport equity. However, a small number of specific interventions (road pricing, for example) have the potential to make the transport system more unaffordable for some communities and additional mitigations will be required as part of the TERP programme.

Assessing the broader impacts of TERP

31.     An impact assessment will be undertaken to assess the social, environmental, financial, and cultural impacts of the TERP. This assessment could:

·     help inform decision-makers of the impacts on society as a whole

·     support future decision-making about intervention design (e.g., to mitigate inequitable impacts, where to concentrate certain efforts)

·     provide a sense of the type and scale of co-benefits (in addition to emissions reduction) and costs

·     show the changes to costs and benefits over time (i.e., 2030 and beyond).

Identifying barriers and potential solutions

32.     Work is underway to identify the legislative, regulatory, financial, and cultural impediments to achieving emissions reductions of the scale required by the TERP. The purpose in identifying these systemic barriers is not to set a cap on the ambition of the TERP but rather to document the reforms required at both central and local government level as part of the implementation of the TERP. Some of these barriers are features of the way in which institutions or funding mechanisms have been designed, others are more cultural in nature.

33.     Many of the impediments are already well known and in many cases work is underway outside of the TERP process to address them. The barriers workstream of the TERP will bring this together and point to areas where further work is required over and above what is already underway across different agencies.

34.     The output from this workstream will include:

·     an assessment of the criticality of resolving specific barriers for the ability to achieve rapid and significant emissions reductions

·     an assessment of the relative ease of resolving each barrier

·     the role of Auckland Council and Auckland Transport in resolving each barrier – resolution of many of the barriers will fall within the remit of central government and local government’s role may be one of advocacy

·     a high-level forward work programme, based on the above, to address the identified barriers.

35.     Continued collaboration between Auckland Council, Auckland Transport, Waka Kotahi, and the Ministry of Transport on many of these issues will be crucial to the resolution of many of the barriers identified by this workstream.

Engagement

36.     Staff have engaged with mana whenua, local boards, and a range of stakeholder groups in the development of the TERP. These groups include:

·     Mana Whenua Kaitiaki Forum and iwi chairs

·     local boards

·     Auckland Council’s demographic advisory panels

·     transport advocates, ranging from Bike Auckland to the Automobile Association

·     business interests such as the Sustainable Business Council and Employers Manufacturers Association

·     academics and experts in public health, Māori health, community psychology, injury prevention, disability access, sustainability transitions, climate finance

·     frontline community groups such as South Seas Healthcare.

37.     Feedback has generally been positive. There is widespread recognition on the need for systems change to achieve Auckland’s climate goals and address the problems caused by decades of transport and land use policies that have prioritised private vehicle travel over other sustainable modes.

38.     Deep and sustained engagement with iwi Māori and Auckland’s diverse communities is necessary to reimagine a low carbon transport future for Auckland. Staff are exploring how the implementation of the TERP could be supported over a longer period through the use of deliberative democracy, living labs and wānanga to better enable citizen participation and identify community aspirations as well as barriers in transitioning to a sustainable, healthy, and accessible transport system.

Supporting the implementation of the TERP

Building public support

39.     The TERP requires a thoughtful public communications approach to proactively socialise the scale of change required to achieve the region’s climate goals.

40.     Auckland Transport and Auckland Council communications staff, with guidance from the Transport Emissions Reference Group, are developing an agreed set of principles to guide on-going and future communication campaigns and behavioural change programmes, as well as assess funding requirements for any dedicated additional campaigns/programmes to support the TERP.

Applying behavioural science to transport emissions reduction

41.     Achieving a two thirds reduction in transport emissions by 2030 requires a range of responses, including the purposeful application of behavioural science. Information sharing or communication campaigns alone will not be sufficient.

42.     Rather than assuming people’s preferences are fixed, social scientists point to “malleable preferences” and the opportunity to redesign infrastructure and services to bring about significant behavioural change and improved wellbeing.[3] A memo by Dr Jesse Allpress from Auckland’s RIMU provides an overview of the behavioural science behind reducing transport emissions (refer to Attachment B of the agenda report).

Measuring Aucklanders’ access to opportunities via sustainable modes

43.     Reducing VKT without impacting negatively on people’s wellbeing requires a focus on accessibility (people’s ability to reach desired services and activities) instead of mobility (people’s ability to travel faster and further).

44.     Staff are developing a regionwide assessment framework to measure access to social and economic opportunities via walking, cycling and public transport. This framework will:

·     measure access across the urban area to destinations (‘opportunities’) that enable the people of Tāmaki Makaurau to fulfil their daily needs consistently and reliably

·     identify current barriers to access to opportunities for the people of Tāmaki Makaurau

·     assess distribution of access across Tāmaki Makaurau and across demographic groups and understand how different factors (e.g., age, level of ability) could limit a person’s potential use of the transport network

·     inform investment and planning for transport infrastructure and services, land-use planning, and the location of new facilities. This will involve integrating the framework into policy and investment decision-making processes over time.

Assessing willingness and ability to change travel behaviour

45.     An initial project will investigate Aucklanders’ most frequent car trips with a focus on the real and perceived viability of non-driving alternatives. The research will survey over 4000 car drivers in Auckland on their ability and willingness to travel in alternative ways. These perceptions will be compared to ‘objective’ travel data from Google Maps.

46.     The research will identify:

·     where negative perception matches actual experience (to target service improvement)

·     where negative perception does not match actual experience (to target other behavioural interventions)

·     the suburbs and population groups where access to alternative modes of travel is poorest, so these inequities can be addressed via the TERP.

Tauākī whakaaweawe āhuarangi

Climate impact statement

47.     Auckland has less than 100 months to transform its current transport and land use system to meet its 2030 emissions reduction target. Meeting this target will require a fundamental shift from traditional transport planning and investment processes. Incremental change, reliance on existing practices and focusing on standalone policy instruments will simply not be enough.

48.     A transport emissions reduction plan needs an integrated mix of policies. Supply-side interventions that make public transport, walking and cycling more attractive will only lead to emissions reduction if they replace trips that were previously made in private cars. A stronger focus on demand-side approaches is also required, e.g., congestion pricing and changes to the supply and cost of parking.

49.     While technological innovation and fleet improvements will play an important role in the transition to low carbon transport, particularly beyond 2030, these policies need to be combined with interventions that reduce the demand for travel in private vehicles and increase the use of sustainable transport modes.

Ngā whakaaweawe me ngā tirohanga a te rōpū Kaunihera

Council group impacts and views

50.     Auckland Council and Auckland Transport are jointly developing the TERP. This is reflected in the composition of the working groups and in all levels of the governance framework.

51.     The Auckland Transport Board is represented in the Transport Emissions Reference Group, which provides staff with oversight and direction on the TERP.

52.     The TERP’s recommended pathway will be recommended to both the Environment and Climate Change committee and the Auckland Transport Board for their endorsement in mid-2022.

53.     Implementation of the TERP will require concerted action from multiple agencies. Auckland Transport will be particularly critical to the success of implementation given its key role in relation to many aspects of Auckland’s transport network.

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

Local impacts and local board views

54.     The TERP is a strategic regional plan and will not include area-specific projects. However, implementation of a transport decarbonisation pathway will have significant impacts at the local level.

55.     Local board feedback on the Climate Change Commission’s draft advice, the government’s Emissions Reduction Plan discussion document and Auckland Transport’s Regional Land Transport Plan shows overwhelming support for more investment in sustainable transport. There is also broad support for policies that suppress private vehicle travel, such as congestion pricing, subject to a range of caveats, such as the adequate provision of sustainable options.

56.     Local boards have a critical role to play in advocating for specific improvements that support their communities to transition to low carbon travel, e.g., addressing safety hotspots, accelerating the delivery of walking, cycling and micromobility networks, and improving the coverage, frequency, and hours of operation for public transport.

57.     Staff are seeking feedback from the local boards on the following topics:

·        ways to dramatically reduce transport emissions in the local board area, or more broadly, while achieving broader wellbeing outcomes

·        ways to increase uptake of walking, cycling and public transport for communities in the local board area

·        barriers that might prevent the implementation of a sustainable, healthy, accessible, and equitable transport system for Auckland, and potential solutions

·        ways to build public support for the initiatives that will be introduced as part of the Transport Emissions Reduction Plan.

58.     Successful implementation of the TERP at a local level will require Council Controlled organisations (CCOs) to urgently review how they currently design, consult on, fund, and implement minor capital works, as recommended in the Independent Panel’s review of Auckland Council’s CCOs.

Tauākī whakaaweawe Māori

Māori impact statement

59.     Addressing climate change for the benefit of current and future generations aligns strongly with Māori values of environmental and inter-generational wellbeing.

60.     Some of the low carbon transport interventions that Mana Whenua and Mataawaka have advocated for in previous submissions include more reliable and affordable public transport as well as safe walking and cycling facilities.

61.     Partnership with iwi, hapū and Māori organisations in delivering climate action is a common theme in submissions received. Equity is also a strong focus for many submitters, highlighting the need for a transport system that increases access, choice, and affordability, particularly for lower income groups and those living outside of the urban core.

62.     Reducing transport emissions to mitigate against the worst impacts of climate change has significant positive implications for Māori. These include cleaner air, fewer traffic-related deaths and serious injuries, lower transport costs, and more equitable access to opportunities for whānau. However, without additional support, some low carbon transport policies could adversely impact on disadvantaged communities.

63.     The Mana Whenua Kaitiaki Forum and Independent Māori Statutory Board are represented on the Transport Emissions Reference Group, which provides staff with oversight and direction on the TERP.

64.     Staff have presented to the Mana Whenua Kaitiaki Forum twice on the TERP and have also written directly to iwi chairs to seek early feedback.

65.     A series of hui will be held between March 2022 and April 2022 to seek input from Mana Whenua and Mataawaka on the TERP, including solutions that will support Māori communities in Tāmaki Makaurau to transition to low carbon travel. The council expects to continue working with Mana Whenua and Mataawaka to co-design solutions as part of the implementation of the TERP.

Ngā ritenga ā-pūtea

Financial implications

66.     Development of the TERP is being funded from within existing Auckland Council and Auckland Transport budgets.

67.     Delivery of the recommended pathway will require significant investment from both Auckland Council and central government over a period of many years. As part of the assessment of the wider impacts of the TERP, high level costings of the recommended pathway will be worked up. Detailed costings of specific interventions are beyond the scope of this plan, but this work will be undertaken over time as specific projects move closer to implementation.

68.     Some of the early interventions identified in this report may require additional funding to that which is signalled in the Long-term Plan (LTP) and Regional Land Transport Plan (RLTP). Funding implications will be investigated and reported back to the committee as part of the pre-implementation decision making process.

69.     In the ERP discussion document, the government indicated its intention to substantially increase funding for public transport and active modes. Auckland would expect to benefit from a good proportion of any additional government funding given its greater potential for mode shift than other parts of New Zealand. Any confirmation of additional government funding would likely come through the final ERP and the government’s budget, both due in May 2022.

Ngā raru tūpono me ngā whakamaurutanga

Risks and mitigations

70.     The table below provides the key risks associated with the TERP. The paper presented to the Environment and Climate Change Committee on 2 December 2021 includes the full risk register. 

Risks

Mitigation update

There may not be sufficient evidence to credibly support the assumptions that will go into the model, especially if there is a delay to the technical work required, and some interventions will be difficult to model.

A consultancy has been engaged to provide advice on international best practice in terms of assessing the likely emissions reduction potential of interventions.  This is being augmented by work undertaken internally to document the experiences of many international and domestic cities that have implemented the types of interventions that will be included in the recommended pathway. 

Current central and local government funding, planning and regulatory frameworks are not reformed quickly enough to enable the transformation required to meet the transport emissions reduction goals in Te Tāruke-ā-Tāwhiri. 

Work on identifying barriers to implementation and potential ways of unlocking them is an important aspect of the TERP.  Responsibility for addressing many of them lies with other agencies and continued collaboration will be essential as the work proceeds.  Government’s ERP discussion document proposes solutions for several key regulatory, fiscal, and legislative barriers.

Disruption from the scale of change required could disproportionately impact disadvantaged communities.

Equity has been one key focus area for the work to date.  Many of the interventions proposed will help address current transport inequities, e.g., vastly improved public and active transport will help address lower levels of access and travel choice for certain parts of Auckland.  Other interventions such as road pricing will require specific mitigation measures.

The equity impacts of the recommended pathway will be assessed and presented to the committee.

Strong support for climate action does not always translate into support for specific action at the local level.

A public communications campaign is needed to identify the wider benefits of decarbonisation, the risks of inaction and the ways to ensure a Just Transition. Early work on this has started with the Reference Group.

The implementation of specific actions within the chosen pathway will be subject to public consultation processes.

Auckland Council is not seen to model good emissions reducing behaviours within its own corporate activities

Auckland Council will be asking Aucklanders to make considerable adjustments to the way they travel around the city. It is important for the perceived credibility of the plan that council’s own practices are seen to role model best practice in reducing transport emissions. While the transition to a lower emissions fleet is a start, work should be undertaken immediately to consider what else could be done, particularly around site specific travel plans, encouragement for staff to use public transport, parking privileges.

 

Ngā koringa ā-muri

Next steps

71.     A recommended pathway will be presented to the Environment and Climate Change Committee for approval in July 2022. Feedback from local boards will be summarised and included in the committee report.

72.     Implementation of the TERP will follow the committee’s decision in 2022. Local boards will have an opportunity to provide input on the interventions in the endorsed pathway as they are planned and implemented in the future. 

 

Ngā tāpirihanga

Attachments

No.

Title

Page

a

20 April 2022 - Kaipātiki Local Board Business Meeting - Local board memo October 2021 - TERP

195

b

20 April 2022 - Kaipātiki Local Board Business Meeting - The behavioural science behind reducing Auckland’s transport emissions

199

     

Ngā kaihaina

Signatories

Authors

Szening Ooi - Principal Transport Advisor

Authorisers

Jacques Victor - GM Auckland Plan Strategy and Research

Louise Mason - GM Local Board Services

Eric Perry - Local Area Manager

 

 


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Kaipātiki Local Board

20 April 2022

 

 

Local board feedback on the draft 2021 Regional Parks Management Plan

File No.: CP2022/04103

 

  

Te take mō te pūrongo

Purpose of the report

1.       To enable local boards to provide formal written feedback to the draft Regional Parks Management Plan hearings panel.

Whakarāpopototanga matua

Executive summary

2.       The Parks, Arts, Community and Events Committee approved the draft Regional Parks Management Plan for public consultation on 2 December 2021. Through the 12-week public consultation period from 10 December 2021 to 4 March 2022, 4684 submissions were received from individuals, organisations and mana whenua.

3.       A summary of the submissions received is in Attachment A to the agenda report and submitters identified by local board area are in Attachment D to the agenda report. Local boards can use Attachment D to find local board specific submissions on the review’s hearings page[4].

4.       The draft Regional Parks Management Plan provides a policy framework to manage the use, protection and development of 28 regional parks. Mutukaroa / Hamlins Hill Regional Park, a portion of the Hūnua Ranges Regional Park called the Hūnua Falls Special Management Zone and the Botanic Gardens have been excluded from the draft plan.

5.       The draft Regional Parks Management Plan presents the vision, values, management framework, general policies, and specific information and management intentions for each park. It provides a management response to key areas of focus, including:

·     increased involvement of mana whenua in accordance with te Tiriti partnership principle

·     adaptation to, and mitigation of, climate change on regional parks

·     focus on biodiversity protection

·     adding value to visitor experiences

·     acknowledging that collaboration with others is increasingly important to achieve the aspirations of this draft plan.

6.       In preparing the draft Regional Parks Management Plan, staff considered the suggestions and input from mana whenua, local boards, community and organisations as required under the Reserves Act 1977 and Local Government Act 2002 and reviewed legislative requirements and current council policy.

7.       Of the 4684 written submissions received within the submission period, more than 3830 submissions were generated from a campaign website (www.handsoff.nz) through which 3646 people sent an identical submission. Commentators on mainstream and social media claimed the draft Regional Parks Management Plan hid an intention to transfer control of regional parks without proper consultation to either the Hauraki Gulf Forum or to iwi authorities. This raised concern for many people and prompted them to submit via the campaign website.

8.       The proposal in the draft Regional Parks Management Plan to investigate joining relevant parks to the Hauraki Gulf Marine Park does not lead to transfer of control to the Hauraki Gulf Forum, even under the legislative changes being proposed by the Forum. No transfer of control away from the council is proposed in the draft plan.

9.       Some other groupings of identical submission points were submitted by motor campervan users, the Waitākere community and the Pakiri community.

10.     Across all submissions a large variety of comments were received, between them commenting on all chapters of the draft Regional Parks Management Plan, with varying levels of support and criticism.

11.     The draft Regional Parks Management Plan foreshadows future inclusion of local park reserves at Ngaroto lakes (Slipper, Spectacle, and Tomorata) into Te Arai Regional Park as they are adjacent to the recently added southern portion of this regional park. This is subject to transfer decisions from Rodney Local Board and the Parks, Arts and Community Events Committee.

Ngā tūtohunga

Recommendation/s

That the Kaipātiki Local Board:

a)      resolve formal feedback on the draft 2021 Regional Park Management Plan to provide to the hearings panel.

b)      nominate a local board member/s to speak to the hearings panel on the comments in resolution a) on 9 May 2022.

OR:

c)       resolve not to speak to the hearings panel.

Horopaki

Context

12.     The Parks, Arts and Community Events (PACE) Committee has decision-making responsibility over the regional parks as identified in Schedule 1 to the Allocation of Decision-Making Responsibility Table in the Long-term Plan.

13.     Under the Reserves Act 1977 and Waitākere Ranges Heritage Area Act 2008, the 2010 Regional Parks Management Plan was due for review.

14.     In August 2020 the PACE committee notified an intention to prepare a new plan (resolution number PAC/2020/36). The council sought suggestions from the community (in September and October 2020) as required under the Reserves Act. A summary of the suggestions was provided to elected members including local board members in December 2020.

15.     Following the agreed principles for local board involvement in regional policies, all local boards were invited to input their suggestions for the review (January-March 2021). Local boards are invited now to review submissions on the draft Regional Parks Management Plan (draft plan) and provide feedback to the hearings panel. Interested local boards held workshops earlier in April 2022 prior to this business meeting.

16.     Engagement with 16 mana whenua and the Tāmaki Makaurau Mana Whenua Forum occurred throughout the preparation of the draft plan, to meet Reserves Act requirements to give effect to the principles of Te Tiriti o Waitangi and to align to the council’s commitments to improving Māori outcomes.

17.     The draft plan is intended to serve as the reserve management plan for the regional parkland that is held under the Reserves Act 1977 (noting the exclusions outlined in paragraph 22).

18.     Under s 41(3) of the Reserves Act, the plan must adequately incorporate and ensure the use and management of the reserve is aligned to the purposes for which it is classified and ensure compliance with the principles set out under the relevant classification in the Act.

19.     It also fulfils the requirement for a management plan for the Waitākere Ranges Regional Park under s19 of the Waitākere Ranges Heritage Area Act 2008. The council must give effect to the Act and its objectives when preparing the plan for the Waitākere Ranges Regional Park.

20.     Regional parkland that is not held under the Reserves Act is held under the Local Government Act 2002, for which this is a discretionary plan.

21.     The Regulatory Committee appointed hearings panel members at its meeting on 14 December 2021. The hearings panel members are: Cr Linda Cooper (Chairperson), Cr Christine Fletcher, Independent Māori Statutory Board Member Glenn Wilcox, Independent David Hill, Independent James Whetu.

22.     Once finalised the draft plan will replace the 2010 plan. The timeline and process from here is provided later in this report. The intention is to finalise the plan for adoption in this political term.

Tātaritanga me ngā tohutohu

Analysis and advice

The draft plan covers 28 regional parks with some exclusions

23.     The draft plan provides a policy framework to manage the use, protection and development of 28 regional parks. The PACE Committee resolved to exclude the Auckland Botanic Gardens (resolution number PAC/2020/36) and the Mutukaroa / Hamlins Hill Regional Park and Hūnua Falls area of the Hūnua Ranges Regional Park (resolution number PAC/2021/69) from this omnibus plan for these reasons.

·     The Botanic Gardens is a different type of regional park and will have its own management plan.

·     A management trust established to govern the Crown-owned portion of Mutukaroa / Hamlins Hill is not currently active, and is subject to Treaty settlements, so it was not possible to develop a plan chapter at this point.

·     A significant part of the Hūnua Falls area is subject to completed and pending Treaty settlements which transfer land from the Crown to iwi but retain the council as the administering body. The council must jointly prepare part of this land with its iwi owner, Ngāi Tai ki Tāmaki. A larger part of Crown-owned land in the same vicinity is subject to similar Treaty settlement legislation with four future iwi owners (Ngāi Tai, Ngāti Paoa, Ngaati Whanaunga and Ngāi Koheriki) once all four settlements are completed. These areas and the arrival area to the falls have been excluded from the draft plan.

Consideration of suggestions

24.     Local boards provided 245 suggestion points, which were considered in drafting the plan (refer to Attachment B and C of the agenda report).

25.     From the first round of public consultation during September and October 2020, 789 submitters including 53 organisations and a petition from 3681 petitioners provided suggestions and comments to be considered in the council’s review.

26.     Full consideration was given to the thousands of individual suggestion points in preparing the draft plan. Particular interest came from submissions relating to track closures in the Waitākere Ranges, dogs, conflicts between vehicle users and others on Muriwai beach, requests for more recreational activities, and a petition seeking the end to the killing of farmed animals for animal rights reasons.

Outline

27.     The draft plan structure is as follows.

·   Book One: context, vision, values, a management framework and general policies.

·   Book Two: a chapter for each of 28 regional parks, including park vision and description, mana whenua associations, recreational provision, challenges and opportunities, management intentions and key stakeholders.

·   Maps to illustrate the parks.

·   Appendices: Most of the appendices provide supporting factual information. Appendix 4 presents track development principles and criteria for development of new tracks.

28.     The full draft plan runs to 508 pages with 60 maps. Due to its size, it is not appended to this report. The draft plan may be downloaded in full or in part at https://akhaveyoursay.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz/regional-parks-management-plan 

Key points

29.     Through this draft plan the regional parks will remain under Auckland Council control as the treasured taonga of Tāmaki Makaurau. Concerns were raised by commentators in mainstream and social media during the consultation period in January-February 2022 suggesting the draft plan proposed to transfer some regional parks to the Hauraki Gulf Forum. These concerns are misplaced. The proposal in the draft plan to investigate joining relevant parks to the Hauraki Gulf Marine Park does not lead to transfer of control to the Hauraki Gulf Forum, even under the legislative changes being proposed by the Forum. No transfer of control away from the council is proposed in the draft plan.

30.     The plan safeguards the natural, undeveloped feel of the regional parks that people have consistently told us they value and enjoy. Aucklanders will retain free access to opportunities to explore and enjoy our unique and stunning coastline, forests and farmland.

31.     However, the draft plan notes that the context of park management is changing. Mana whenua have expressed that they want to be involved in park management at all levels. The need to protect biodiversity is more important than ever in the face of climate change and population growth pressures. We need to reorient our activities to reduce greenhouse gas emissions on parks as in other aspects of council’s business. At the same time Aucklanders want to enjoy these special places in ever greater numbers, and the council faces increasing pressures to do more with limited resources.

Proposals in the draft plan

32.     The draft plan responds to the changing context by:

·   seeking to follow the partnership principle under Te Tiriti o Waitangi, setting a course to work with mana whenua at management, project and operational levels

·   mitigating and preparing for climate change by:

o keeping 35,000ha of forest healthy

o aiming to reduce visitor vehicle emissions

o revegetating 200ha of retired farmland

o referencing council’s shoreline adaptation plans and council’s biodiversity work to face increased drought, fire risk, and hotter temperatures

o providing more shade and shelter for visitors and animals.

·   seeking to protect the unique precious biodiversity in our regional parks by:

o following the direction set by our scientists on regional priorities

o implementing pest control programmes

o continuing to protect kauri from kauri dieback disease

o supporting the significant contributions made by conservation volunteers.

·   continuing to recognise and protect the cultural heritage on regional parks, which is of significant value to mana whenua and to Aucklanders

·   responding to recreation requests by prioritising:

o track network planning in the Waitākere Ranges to identify next steps beyond the existing track reopening programme

o recreation planning to unlock the potential opportunities in the Hūnua Ranges

o planning for expected rapid growth in visitor numbers at Te Ārai

o providing for other opportunities across the regional parks network.

·   responding to the growing population and increasing diversity of Aucklanders by:

o seeking to cater for different cultural needs where we can safely do so

o aiming to provide more information about heritage and nature to build understanding and a sense of identity and connection

o continuing education programmes and supporting others to deliver also.

·   overcoming budget limitations by seeking to collaborate with others to deliver the outcomes of this plan, including reviewing the commercial activities framework.

33.     The draft plan aligns to, and references, current council policies, strategies and programmes, noting management of regional parks touches on many areas of council policy and activity.

Public consultation on the draft plan

34.     As required by section 41(6) of the Reserves Act (for land held under that Act), the draft plan was open for public consultation from 10 December 2021 to 4 March 2022. The Reserves Act provides for written comments from submitters followed by hearings.

35.     Given the high level of interest in this draft plan, the consultation period was publicised widely through council channels, emails to mana whenua, previous submitters and a wide list of regional park stakeholders, via social media, on regional parks and through leisure centres. Hard copies were available in a number of libraries and in the Arataki Visitor Centre and a public online briefing was held.

36.     The consultation also followed the special consultative procedure under s.83 of the Local Government Act 2002, noting that a summary was not required under s.87(2)(a). The requirement to adopt the special consultative procedure stems from the Waitākere Ranges Heritage Area Act 2008 and applies to the Waitākere Ranges Regional Park.

Submissions received

37.     Some 4684 written submissions (excluding duplicates) were received within the submission period including from mana whenua, individuals, and 82 organisations. Of those more than 3830 submissions were generated from a campaign website of which 3646 were identical.

38.     The table shows the number of submissions and identical campaign submissions received by local board area (where this information was provided). Attachment D lists submitters (other than the identical form submitters) who provided their local board area or postal code. The full list including campaign form submitter names is published on the hearings page.

Table 1: Number of submissions by local board area[5]

Local board area

Number of 'unique' submissions

Number of repeat campaign submissions

Albert-Eden

56

99

Aotea / Great Barrier

2

0

Devonport-Takapuna

40

130

Franklin

40

208

Henderson-Massey

21

31

Hibiscus and Bays

112

350

Howick

23

184

Kaipātiki

19

100

Māngere-Ōtāhuhu

7

10

Manurewa

2

45

Maungakiekie-Tāmaki

19

117

Ōrākei

41

271

Ōtara-Papatoetoe

1

10

Papakura

7

43

Puketāpapa

10

31

Rodney

172

241

Upper Harbour

20

117

Waiheke

19

72

Waitākere Ranges

166

114

Waitematā

25

106

Whau

18

37

Outside Auckland

73

1313

Location not provided

112

17

Regional / national organisations

33

0

Totals

1038

3646

Grand total

4684

 

39.     Thousands of comments (supportive and critical) were received, covering many parts of the draft plan. The summary of submissions presents an overview of:

·   responses to the feedback form questions

·   emailed comments on the general sections of the draft plan

·   all comments relating to each regional park chapter.

40.     Four groupings of submitters presented the same or similar comments. These were in respect to:

·   seeking continued council control of regional parks (the campaign submission)

·   opposition to aspects of the draft plan in respect to Waitākere Ranges Regional Park, including:

o seeking access to closed tracks and seeking to not be excluded from the central part of the forest long-term

o seeking changes to reinstate aspects of the 2010 management plan for the park including the 2010 vision

o opposition to any proposals that might facilitate increased numbers of visitors and change the wilderness aspect of the park.

·   more opportunities for overnight stays for self-contained certified campervans from campervan users

·   local community views on Pakiri Regional Park.

41.     All submissions are publicly viewable on the council’s hearings page at https://www.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz/have-your-say/hearings/find-hearing/Pages/Hearing-documents.aspx?HearingId=526.

Foreshadowed inclusion of Ngaroto lakes (local parkland) at Te Ārai

42.     The Te Ārai south regional parkland was vested in the council on 9 November 2021. This parkland is included in the draft plan as the vesting had been anticipated to occur before the draft plan was finalised.

43.     The Te Ārai park chapter also includes mention of several local reserves at Ngaroto Lakes (Slipper, Spectacle, and Tomorata). The chapter acknowledges the reserves are currently under the control of Rodney Local Board. The chapter foreshadows the potential transfer of these reserves into the Te Ārai Regional Park as they relate to the new southern portion of the park and foreshadows some management intentions for them should the transfer occur.

44.     If the reserves are transferred into the regional park before the plan is adopted, proposals for their management will have been consulted on, removing the need for a separate consultation and variation. If the transfer does not go ahead, community comments on the lakes will be useful for Rodney Local Board to consider for the Rodney local parks management plan (which is in development).

45.     A separate report on the proposed transfer is presented to the Rodney Local Board’s 20 April 2022 business meeting alongside this report. If approved by Rodney Local Board, a report will be prepared for the PACE Committee to consider the transfer.

46.     As the proposed transfer was transparent in the draft plan, the community had an opportunity to comment. One submitter commented on the possibility of transfer. This submitter (published as E001 Michael and Lynette Harris) stated they had gifted land adjacent to Slipper Lake to Rodney District Council, supported its transfer into the regional park and asked that it be quickly progressed.

Tauākī whakaaweawe āhuarangi

Climate impact statement

47.     The draft plan aims to embed the mitigation and adaptation policies from Te Tāruke-ā-Tāwhiri: Auckland’s Climate Plan. The proposed adaptation and mitigation policies are outlined in paragraph 30. The expected impact of the mitigation policies will be to gradually reduce emissions associated with farming and visitor vehicles over time, and to retain and increase the carbon stored in permanent indigenous forest.

Ngā whakaaweawe me ngā tirohanga a te rōpū Kaunihera

Council group impacts and views

48.     Advice from staff across the council group helped to draft this plan including from:

·   Parks, Sport and Recreation in particular regional parks and visitor experience

·   Community Facilities in particular land advisory, farming and sustainability

·   Infrastructure and Environmental Services including coastal, biosecurity, natural environment teams

·   Auckland Plan Strategy and Research including the chief sustainability office, strategic advice, natural environment strategy and Hauraki Gulf

·   Ngā Matarae / Māori Outcomes

·   Plans and Places in particular heritage

·   Community and Social Policy.

49.     Auckland Transport, Auckland Unlimited (Screen Auckland in particular) and Watercare were engaged over aspects of the draft plan relevant to their roles.

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

Local impacts and local board views

50.     A summary of all the submissions received from the community and organisations is in Attachment A of the agenda report.

51.     Attachment B of the agenda report provides the collated local board suggestions for the review from March 2021. Attachment C of the agenda report presents the common themes from local boards’ input and the draft plan response.

52.     A list of submitters by local board area (where known) is in Attachment D of the agenda report.

53.     This report is presented to enable local boards to include comments on the draft plan for the hearing panel, following workshops earlier this month of April 2022. The hearings panel has set aside Monday 9 May to listen to local board representatives.

54.     Local boards will be provided with updates on the hearings panel report and PACE committee decisions.

Tauākī whakaaweawe Māori

Māori impact statement

55.     The Reserves Act is one of the acts in the First Schedule to the Conservation Act 1987. In performing functions and duties under the Reserves Act, the council must give effect to the principles of Te Tiriti o Waitangi.

56.     Treaty obligations are overarching and not something to be considered or applied after all other matters are considered.

57.     The draft plan acknowledges council’s obligation to iwi in relation to Te Tiriti o Waitangi / the Treaty of Waitangi in regional parks management planning. In developing the draft plan council aimed to honour these obligations.

58.     The draft plan’s intentions to involve mana whenua in park management and acknowledgement of mana whenua associations with regional parkland, impact positively on mana whenua and council’s commitments to improve Māori outcomes (in particular Kia ora Tāmaki and Kia ora Te Taiao, which relates to the role of Māori as kaitiaki).

59.     Sixteen of the 19 mana whenua in the region and the Tāmaki Makaurau Mana Whenua Forum, formerly the Mana Whenua Kaitiaki Forum, engaged during the drafting of the plan.

60.     Mana whenua aspire to a more substantive role including co-governance and co-management. The role of mana whenua with respect to regional parks and how the draft plan portrays mana whenua and partnerships was the most highlighted point across all mana whenua engagement. The Mana Whenua Kaitiaki Forum sought clarity on how the council views its partnership role, in particular seeking co-governance for mana whenua of the regional parks. It also sought recognition of case law that confirmed mana whenua priority for business opportunities on Reserves Act land.

61.     In chapter one the draft plan identifies that governance of the regional parks rests with the council’s governing body. While it does not provide for co-governance of the regional parks, the draft plan acknowledges that this is part of a broader discussion.

62.     The policy chapter titled Mana Whenua Partnerships provides for potential co-management acknowledging paragraph 60) but does not specify how this should occur, as there are a variety of emerging models of co-management. Given the number of iwi involved and the variety of associations with different regional parks it would not be appropriate to specify models in this plan. This chapter includes policies aligning to council’s commitment to improve Māori outcomes and to address mana whenua aspirations as outlined in the Issues of Significance 2021-2025, including:

·   setting an enabling framework to build partnerships at all levels

·   enabling an expanded mana whenua role beyond cultural heritage; the draft plan reflects mana whenua interest in all areas of park management

·   supporting a Māori identity on parks and Māori wellbeing including through park naming (the draft plan reflects the decisions made by this committee on 11 November inviting mana whenua to provide Māori names for six parks (resolution number PAC/2021/61).

63.     The first management intention in each park chapter is to work with mana whenua to explore their priorities and involvement in delivering the intentions for that park.

64.     Several mana whenua and the Tāmaki Makaurau Mana Whenua Forum submitted on the draft plan.

Ngā ritenga ā-pūtea

Financial implications

65.     There are no cost implications arising from local board feedback.

66.     Costs relating to the review are covered from the project budget. Hearings’ commissioner costs are met from existing operational budgets.

67.     This draft plan sets aspirations for the care, management and use of regional parks. The policies and management intentions are not costed nor prioritised and in many cases they are aspirational. The draft plan provides for the regional community to partner in support of council to deliver the outcomes in the plan.

Ngā raru tūpono me ngā whakamaurutanga

Risks and mitigations

68.     The following table outlines relevant risks and mitigations.

Risk

Mitigation

The draft plan sets out ambitions that exceed the current budget. There is a risk that it will raise expectations beyond current resource capacity in the Long-term Plan.

The draft plan explicitly identifies the intentions are not fully funded and explains funding decisions are through the LTP and annual budgets.

It opens the door to collaboration with and resourcing by others and notes plan delivery will involve setting priorities across its wider portfolio and is impacted by changes to budget and revenue, such as impacts from Covid-19.

Many suggestions and submissions relate to issues that are beyond the scope of the plan and are not addressed, raising the risk that people think the council is not responsive.

Continue to communicate that the plan covers matters relating to the management of the regional parks covered by the plan, setting the scene for management for the next decade.

If the correct processes under the Reserves Act 1977 and other legislation are not followed, the review process could be open to challenge.

·    Confirm the legal status of regional park land holdings and check the statutory and other obligations over each land parcel to ensure compliance.

·    Ensure legal requirements regarding consultation processes are correctly followed.

The large number of submissions received through the ‘campaign’ website is evidence that many were unnecessarily concerned there was a plan to move the regional parks from council control.

The Our Auckland article titled ‘No plan to change ownership or management of Auckland’s regional parks’ released on 11 February 2022 provided reassurance that council was not planning to relinquish control of the regional parks.

 

Ngā koringa ā-muri

Next steps

69.     The next steps will be:

·   local board feedback provided through the minutes to this report will be sent to the hearings panel

·   the hearings panel will hear from representatives of local boards on 9 May 2022

·   hearings with submitters are booked for the week of 16 May 2022

·   deliberations are booked for the week of 23 May 2022.

·   providing the hearings panel completes its report with recommendations for changes by 30 June 2022, the panel’s recommendations will be reported to the PACE committee on 11 August 2022.

70.     The review’s target is to present to the PACE committee a final amended regional parks management plan for adoption at its meeting on 22 September 2022.

 

Ngā tāpirihanga

Attachments

No.

Title

Page

a

20 April 2022 - Kaipātiki Local Board business meeting - Summary of submissions to the draft plan

217

b

20 April 2022 - Kaipātiki Local Board business meeting - Local board input into preparation of the draft plan

333

c

20 April 2022 - Kaipātiki Local Board business meeting - Summary of responses to local board input

347

d

20 April 2022 - Kaipātiki Local Board business meeting - Submitters by local board area

349

     

Ngā kaihaina

Signatories

Authors

Jo Mackay - Project Manager

Authorisers

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

Claudia Wyss - Director Customer and Community Services

Eric Perry - Local Area Manager

 

 


Kaipātiki Local Board

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Wairau catchment working group meeting, Friday 8 April, 2022

File No.: CP2022/04230

 

  

Te take mō te pūrongo

Purpose of the report

1.       On Friday 8 April 2022, a working group meeting was held virtually by Microsoft Teams to discuss the Wairau catchment. Meeting agenda and supporting documents from the Wairau catchment working group are in Attachments A through D of the agenda report.

 

Ngā tūtohunga

Recommendation/s

That the Kaipātiki Local Board:

a)      receive the following documents from the Wairau catchment working group meeting held on Friday 8 April 2022 virtually by Microsoft Teams:

i)     Agenda - Wairau Catchment Working Group Meeting 8.4.22

ii)    Milford Marina presentation from Milford Mariners

iii)   Staff presentation on Milford Marina

iv)   Ponds presentation.

 

Ngā tāpirihanga

Attachments

No.

Title

Page

a

20 April 2022 - Kaipātiki Local Board Business Meeting - Agenda - Wairau Catchment Working Group Meeting 8.4.22

365

b

20 April 2022 - Kaipātiki Local Board Business Meeting - Milford Marina presentation from Milford Mariners

367

c

20 April 2022 - Kaipātiki Local Board Business Meeting - Staff presentation on Milford Marina

381

d

20 April 2022 - Kaipātiki Local Board Business Meeting - Ponds presentation

397

     

Ngā kaihaina

Signatories

Authors

Jacinda Short - Democracy Advisor

Authorisers

Eric Perry - Local Area Manager

 

 


Kaipātiki Local Board

20 April 2022

 

 

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Kaipātiki Local Board Chairperson's Report

File No.: CP2022/00233

 

  

 

Te take mō te pūrongo

Purpose of the report

1.       An opportunity is provided for the Kaipātiki Local Board Chairperson to update members on recent activities, projects and issues since the last meeting.

 

Ngā tūtohunga

Recommendation/s

That the Kaipātiki Local Board:

a)      note the chairperson’s written report.

b)      receive the attached letter from Birkenhead Village Association, representing businesses of Birkenhead.

 

Ngā tāpirihanga

Attachments

No.

Title

Page

a

20 April 2022 - Kaipātiki Local Board Business Meeting - John Gillon Chair Report April 2022

411

b

20 April 2022 - Kaipātiki Local Board Business Meeting - JT to JG re Tail Funding Request

415

     

Ngā kaihaina

Signatories

Authors

Jacinda Short - Democracy Advisor

Authorisers

Eric Perry - Local Area Manager

 

 


Kaipātiki Local Board

20 April 2022

 

 

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Members' Reports

File No.: CP2022/00241

 

  

 

Whakarāpopototanga matua

Executive summary

1.       An opportunity is provided for members to update the Kaipātiki Local Board on the projects and issues they have been involved with since the last meeting.

 

Ngā tūtohunga

Recommendation/s

That the Kaipātiki Local Board:

a)      receive the written report from Deputy Chairperson Danielle Grant.

b)      note any verbal reports of members.

 

Ngā tāpirihanga

Attachments

No.

Title

Page

a

20 April 2022 - Kaipātiki Local Board Business Meeting - Danielle Grant Deputy Chair's Report - April 2022

419

     

Ngā kaihaina

Signatories

Authors

Jacinda Short - Democracy Advisor

Authorisers

Eric Perry - Local Area Manager

 

 


Kaipātiki Local Board

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Governing Body and Independent Maori Statutory Board Members' Update

File No.: CP2022/00249

 

  

Whakarāpopototanga matua

Executive summary

1.       An opportunity is provided for Governing Body and Independent Maori Statutory Board members to update the board on Governing Body or Independent Maori Statutory Board issues, or issues relating to the Kaipātiki Local Board.

 

Ngā tūtohunga

Recommendation/s

That the Kaipātiki Local Board:

a)      note the Governing Body and Independent Maori Statutory Board members’ verbal updates.

 

Ngā tāpirihanga

Attachments

There are no attachments for this report.     

Ngā kaihaina

Signatories

Authors

Jacinda Short - Democracy Advisor

Authorisers

Eric Perry - Local Area Manager

 

 


Kaipātiki Local Board

20 April 2022

 

 

Governance Forward Work Calendar

File No.: CP2022/03154

 

  

Te take mō te pūrongo

Purpose of the report

1.       To provide an update on reports to be presented to the board for 2022 and an overview of workshops scheduled for the month ahead.

Whakarāpopototanga matua

Executive summary

2.       The governance forward work calendar was introduced in 2016 as part of Auckland Council’s quality advice programme. The calendar aims to support local board’s governance role by:

·    ensuring advice on meeting agendas is driven by local board priorities;

·    clarifying what advice is expected and when; and

·    clarifying the rationale for reports.

3.       The calendar also aims to provide guidance for staff supporting local boards and greater transparency for the public. The calendar is updated monthly, reported to local board business meetings, and distributed to council staff.

4.       The May - June 2022 governance forward work calendar for the Kaipātiki Local Board is provided as Attachment A to the agenda report.

5.       The April - May 2022 workshop forward work plan for the Kaipātiki Local Board is provided as Attachment B to the agenda report. Scheduled items may change at short notice depending on the urgency of matters presented to the local board.

 

Ngā tūtohunga

Recommendation/s

That the Kaipātiki Local Board:

a)      note the Kaipātiki Local Board April - June 2022 governance forward work calendar and March – April 2022 workshop forward work plan.

 

Ngā tāpirihanga

Attachments

No.

Title

Page

a

20 April 2022 - Kaipātiki Local Board Business Meeting - May to June 2022 Governance Forward Work Plan

429

b

20 April 2022 - Kaipātiki Local Board Business Meeting - Workshop Forward Plan April - May 2022

431

     

Ngā kaihaina

Signatories

Authors

Jacinda Short - Democracy Advisor

Authorisers

Eric Perry - Local Area Manager

 

 


Kaipātiki Local Board

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Workshop Records - Kaipātiki Local Board - March 2022

File No.: CP2022/03156

 

  

 

Te take mō te pūrongo

Purpose of the report

1.       The purpose of this report is to record the Kaipātiki Local Board workshop held on Wednesday 2 March 2022, Wednesday 9 March 2022 and Wednesday 23 March 2022.

Whakarāpopototanga matua

Executive summary

2.       At the workshop held on Wednesday 2 March 2022, the workshop session was on:

·     Wai Manawa / Little Shoal Bay Mini Shoreline Adaptation Plan 2022

·     Business Improvement Districts – Operating Business Associations

-     Northcote Town Centre Business Association

-     Birkenhead Town Centre Business Association

·     Auckland Transport

-    Activities in the Road Corridor Bylaw

3.       At the workshop held on Wednesday 9 March 2022, the workshop session was on:

·     Anzac Day discussion

·     Connected Communities – Welcoming Communities Scoping Project

·     Kaipātiki Local Parks Management Plan

·     Industrial Pollution Prevention Programme – Wairau sensor pilot update

·     Auckland Transport: Draft Auckland Parking Strategy 2022

·     FIFA Women’s World Cup 2023

4.       At the workshop held on Wednesday 23 March 2022, the workshop session was on:

·     Local Board Annual Planning

·     Community Facilities

-     Lindisfarne Hall

·     Local board views on plan change to amend Historic Heritage Schedule

·     Little Shoal Bay SAP

 

Ngā tūtohunga

Recommendation/s

That the Kaipātiki Local Board:

a)      note the record for the Kaipātiki Local Board workshop held on Wednesday 2 March 2022, Wednesday 9 March 2022 and Wednesday 23 March 2022. 

 

Ngā tāpirihanga

Attachments

No.

Title

Page

a

20 April 2022 - Kaipātiki Local Board Business Meeting - 2 March 2022 workshop record

435

b

20 April 2022 - Kaipātiki Local Board Business Meeting - 9 March 2022 workshop record

437

c

20 April 2022 - Kaipātiki Local Board Business Meeting - 23 March 2022 workshop record

441

     

Ngā kaihaina

Signatories

Authors

Jacinda Short - Democracy Advisor

Authorisers

Eric Perry - Local Area Manager

 

 


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ATTACHMENTS

 

Item 7.1      Attachment a    20 April 2022 - Kaipātiki Local Board Business Meeting - Save our Bay petition results  Page 445

Item 8.1      Attachment a    20 April 2022 - Kaipātiki Local Board Business Meeting – Pest Free Kaipātiki Quarter 3 Report Presentation April 2022     Page 453


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[2] OECD (2021). Transport strategies for net-zero systems by design. https://www.oecd.org/climate-change/well-being-lens/

[3] Creutzig, F., Niamir, L., Bai, X. et al. (2022). Demand-side solutions to climate change mitigation consistent with high levels of well-being. Nature Climate Change, 12, 36–46.

[4] https://www.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz/have-your-say/hearings/find-hearing/Pages/Hearing-documents.aspx?HearingId=526

[5] Notes: Duplicate submissions from the same submitter were excluded. The first of the identical campaign submissions is counted in the ‘unique’ submissions column. The campaign submissions provided postal codes which have been mapped to local board areas. Postal code areas do not match local board areas. The local board area forming the largest portion of the postal code area was assigned to the postal code, however some of these submitters may be resident in a neighbouring area.