Kaipātiki Local Board

 

OPEN MINUTES

 

 

 

Minutes of a meeting of the Kaipātiki Local Board held on Wednesday, 20 April 2022 at 10.05am. This meeting will proceed via Microsoft Teams. Either a recording or written summary will be uploaded on the Auckland Council website.

 

present

 

Chairperson

John Gillon

 

Deputy Chairperson

Danielle Grant, JP

 

Members

Paula Gillon

 

 

Melanie Kenrick

 

 

Cindy Schmidt

 

 

Adrian Tyler

 

 

ABSENT

 

Members

Ann Hartley, QSO

 

 

 

Andrew Shaw

 

 

 

 


Kaipātiki Local Board

20 April 2022

 

 

 

1          Welcome / Karakia

 

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

 

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2          Apologies

 

Resolution number KT/2022/65

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

That the Kaipātiki Local Board:

a)          accept the apology from Member A Hartley and Member A Shaw for absence and accept the apology from Member A Tyler for lateness.

CARRIED

 

3          Declaration of Interest

 

There were no declarations of interest.

 

4          Confirmation of Minutes

 

Resolution number KT/2022/66

MOVED by Member C Schmidt, seconded by Deputy Chairperson D Grant:  

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.

CARRIED

 

5          Leave of Absence

 

There were no leaves of absence.

 

6          Acknowledgements

 

There were no acknowledgements.


 

 

7          Petitions

 

7.1

Petition - Save Little Shoal Bay

 

Katrina King was in attendance via Microsoft Teams to address the board on this item.

 

 

Resolution number KT/2022/67

MOVED by Chairperson J Gillon, seconded by Member M Kenrick:  

That the Kaipātiki Local Board:

a)          thank Katrina King for her attendance.

b)         receive the petition summary and note the full petition of 853 signatories to “retain and enhance the wonderful parks and recreational facilities at Little Shoal Bay now and into the future”.

c)          note the full petition will be forwarded to staff involved in asset renewals and the Shoreline Adaptation Plan for Wai Manawa/Little Shoal Bay Reserve and bay.

CARRIED

 

8          Deputations

 

8.1

Pest Free Kaipātiki Restoration Society

 

Annie Dignan, General Manager and Fiona Smal, Restoration Advisor, were in attendance via Microsoft Teams to address the board on this item.

 

 

Resolution number KT/2022/68

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

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.

c)          request advice on when the board will be provided with a response to matters raised through a notice of motion moved by Member A Tyler on 8 October 2021 requesting a review of SMART procurement outcomes, information on contract variations enabling community and volunteer group activities, information on contractor performance assessment in relation to working with volunteer groups and advice as to whether contractors are required to develop communications plans with volunteer groups and whether this is happening.

CARRIED

 

8.2

The Importance of Heritage in Birkenhead and Northcote

 

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 were in attendance via Microsoft Teams to address the board on this item.

 

A petition on Northcote Point and Birkenhead Point Heritage was tabled. A copy of the tabled document has been placed on the official minutes and is available on the Auckland Council website as a minutes attachment.

 

 

Resolution number KT/2022/69

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

That the Kaipātiki Local Board:

a)          receive the deputation.

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

c)          receive the petition of 1102 signatories opposing the removal of the Special Character Areas from Northcote Point and Birkenhead Point that will allow for greater allowances in development.

d)         forward the petition to the Auckland Council Planning Committee for their consideration.

CARRIED

 

Attachments

a     20 April 2022 - Kaipātiki Local Board Business Meeting - Petition on Northcote Point and Birkenhead Point Heritage

 

9          Public Forum

 

9.1

Birkenhead Village Association - "Forward Flow” Whale Tale sculpture

 

Kae Condon, Birkenhead Town Centre Manager, was in attendance via Microsoft Teams to address the board on this item.

 

 

Resolution number KT/2022/70

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

That the Kaipātiki Local Board:

a)          receive the public forum item.

b)         thank Kae Condon for her attendance and presentation.

CARRIED

 

10        Extraordinary Business

 

There was no extraordinary business.

 

Precedence of Business

Resolution number KT/2022/71

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

That the Kaipātiki Local Board:

a)          agree that Item 22 - Kaipātiki Local Board Chairperson’s report be accorded precedence at this time.

CARRIED

 

22

Kaipātiki Local Board Chairperson's Report

 

Resolution number KT/2022/72

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

That the Kaipātiki Local Board:

a)          note the chairperson’s written report.

b)         allocate $10,000 from the Community Grants Kaipātiki (ID 267) 2021/22 LDI Opex budget, to the Birkenhead Village Association towards the purchase of the “Forward Flow” Whale Tale sculpture, providing that:

i)        any unspent allocation is returned to the Kaipātiki Local Board,

ii)      the sculpture will remain the property of the Birkenhead Village Association,

iii)    the Birkenhead Village Association will maintain the sculpture, regardless of where it is sited,

iv)    any plaque or signage accompanying the sculpture will acknowledge the Kaipātiki Local Board.

c)          support in principle the siting of the sculpture on public land in the Birkenhead town centre, to be determined as part of a future landowner consent application from the Birkenhead Village Association.

d)         receive the letter from the Birkenhead Village Association in support of their request for funding towards the purchase of the “Forward Flow” Whale Tale sculpture.

CARRIED

 

11

Local board views on plan change to amend Historic Heritage Schedule

 

Emma Rush, Senior Advisor Special Project and Rebecca Freeman, Senior Specialist Historic Heritage, were in attendance via Microsoft Teams to address the board on this item.  

 

A document titled Kaipātiki Local Board Feedback on Proposed Plan Change to Auckland Unitary Plan Chapter L Schedule 14 Historic Heritage Schedule, Statements and Maps’ was tabled.  A copy of the tabled document has been placed on the official minutes and is available on the Auckland Council website as a minutes attachment.

 

 

Resolution number KT/2022/73

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

That the Kaipātiki Local Board:

a)          note that the proposed Unitary 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.

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

c)          note that historic heritage places in the Auckland Unitary Plan are identified in one of four categories: A, A*, B and historic heritage area:

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

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

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

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

d)         note that local board feedback is on behalf of the interests and preferences of the local community and that these views will be included in the hearing report.

e)          table the document Kaipātiki Local Board Feedback on Proposed Plan Change to Auckland Unitary Plan Chapter L, Schedule 14 Historic Heritage Schedule, Statements and Maps, with specific feedback from the local board for each site included in the highlighted columns (the sixth and seventh columns), noting the following:

i)           There are 29 Category A* historic heritage places within the Kaipātiki Local Board area that are included in the plan change.

ii)         Four historic heritage places are proposed to be Category A by staff, which are all supported in the Kaipātiki Local Board feedback (places 895, 896, 917 and 926).

iii)        22 historic heritage places are suggested by staff to be Category B, four of which are supported in the Kaipātiki Local Board feedback (places 914, 915, 922 and 930) and 18 of which are contested by the local board with a request that they are changed to Category A (places 897, 898,899, 901, 902, 904, 908, 909, 910, 912, 913, 920, 921, 924, 925, 927, 928, 1003).

iv)        Three historic heritage places are proposed to be deleted where the re-evaluation of these places shows 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. The local board agree that one should be deleted (place 932), and two places contested by the local board with a request that they remain as Category B (places 854 and 906).

v)         for clarity, clauses i to iv are presented in the below table:

Feedback status

Place ID

Total number of places

Category A proposed; agree to remain as Category A

895, 896, 917, 926

4

Category B proposed; agree to remain as Category B

914, 915, 922, 930

4

Category B proposed; request to remain as Category A

897, 898,899, 901, 902, 904, 908, 909, 910, 912, 913, 920, 921, 924, 925, 927, 928, 1003

18

Status deleted; agree to delete

932

1

Status removed; request to remain as Category B

854, 906

2

 

Grand Total:

29

 

f)           Provide the following additional feedback:

i)           object to the method of assessment between Auckland Council’s schedule and Heritage New Zealand’s register being different, and request that Auckland Council align to Heritage New Zealand. An example of a difference of assessment is the Masonic Lodge at 14 Rodney Road, Northcote Point.

ii)         express significant concern that places changing from category A* to category B will be subject to 30-70% demolition as a discretionary activity, and request that this aspect of the Unitary Plan is reviewed and changed to a lower percentage or prohibited as part of a future plan change. The local board would like to avoid the total or substantial demolition or destruction of features (including buildings, structures or archaeological sites) within all scheduled historic heritage places, where it will result in adverse effects (including cumulative adverse effects) on the overall significance of the scheduled historic heritage place to the extent that the place would no longer meet the significance thresholds for the category it has been scheduled under.

iii)        request that currently unscheduled historic heritage places that meet the criteria for scheduling be evaluated for inclusion in the schedule as part of a future plan change, as we note that some places that the community have identified as having significant heritage values are not presently included in the historic heritage schedule, either because of incomplete information, lack of consultation with the landowner, or for other reasons.

g)         request the opportunity to present further evidence closer to the time of the hearing process for this Plan Change, as we believe that the outcome of the consultation process for the National Policy Statement on Urban Development may have bearing on the discussions and evidence given at the Plan Change hearing.

h)         appoint Deputy Chairperson Danielle Grant 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.

i)           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 h) is unable to attend the plan change hearing.

CARRIED

 

Member A Tyler left meeting at 11.33am before the vote on this item.

 

 

Attachments

a     20 April 2022 - Kaipātiki Local Board Business Meeting - KLB Feedback on Proposed Plan Change to Auckland Unitary Plan Chapter L Schedule 14 Historic Heritage Schedule, Statements and Maps

 

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

 

Pip Carroll, Senior Community Lease Advisor and Devin Grant-Miles, Senior Land Use Advisor, were in attendance via Microsoft Teams to address the board on this item. 

 

 

Resolution number KT/2022/74

MOVED by Deputy Chairperson D Grant, seconded by Member P Gillon:  

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 in 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 in 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.

CARRIED

 

13

Variations to the Kaipātiki Local Board 2021/2022 Work Programme

 

Heather Skinner, Senior Local Board Advisor, was in attendance via Microsoft Teams to address the board on this item.

 

 

Resolution number KT/2022/75

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

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.

CARRIED

 

Adjournment of Meeting

Resolution number KT/2022/76

MOVED by Chairperson J Gillon, seconded by Member M Kenrick:  

That the Kaipātiki Local Board:

a)          agree to adjourn the meeting at 12.10pm until 12.55pm.

CARRIED

 

Meeting reconvened at 12.55pm.


 

 

14

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

 

Sarah Jones, Manager Area Operations – Devonport-Takapuna and Kaipātiki, was in attendance via Microsoft Teams to address the board on this item.

 

 

Resolution number KT/2022/77

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

That the Kaipātiki Local Board:

a)          approve the concept design (option 2) for Marlborough Park which includes two new accessible play items (inclusive carousel and interactive bridge with sound) and incorporates soft landscape, wetpour safety surface, planting and swale to soften the play space and help with drainage around the playground, and the relocation of one seat to the other side of the playground, as per Attachment B to this agenda report 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 the Rangatira Reserve – renew assets project (project ID: 16478) to Allocate play equipment – one location in Kaipātiki (project ID: 31036), noting that:

i)        the local board has received advice from staff regarding the availability of $36,355.78 in savings achieved through the completion of project ID: 16478 which could be used to put towards the Accessible play project; and

ii)      the advice received regarding the availability of savings from project ID: 16478 was received after the publication and distribution of the business meeting agenda, which is why this information was not included within the agenda report.

d)         note that construction is expected to begin in July 2022, if ground conditions are suitable, and following the completion of the landscape and drainage designs.

CARRIED

 

Precedence of Business

Resolution number KT/2022/78

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

That the Kaipātiki Local Board:

a)          agree that Item 18: Auckland Transport – Activites in the Road Corridor Bylaw 2022 be accorded precedence at this time.

CARRIED

 

18

Auckland Transport - Activities in the Road Corridor Bylaw 2022

 

Resolution number KT/2022/79

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

That the Kaipātiki Local Board:

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

i)        Request an addition to the bylaw that for applications for trading, events or filming on unformed roads (paper roads) that are being managed as parkland or open space, that the appropriate local board is consulted as part of Auckland Transport’s approval process.

ii)      Request that reference is made to the bylaw governing the riding or leading of horses in the road corridor, as we are aware of concern from the horse-riding community that the lack of mention could be taken to mean that it is no longer an allowed activity, when it is actually not a topic covered by the bylaw.

iii)     Request that reference is made to the bylaw or legislation covering the process for dealing with the removal of abandoned (or apparently abandoned) vehicles in the road corridor, as this is a topic that comes up repeatedly in the community.

CARRIED

 

Precedence of Business

Resolution number KT/2022/80

MOVED by Chairperson J Gillon, seconded by Member C Schmidt:  

That the Kaipātiki Local Board:

a)          agree that Item 21: Wairau catchment working group meeting, Friday 8 April 2022 and Item 23: Members’ Reports be accorded precedence at this time.

CARRIED

 

21

Wairau catchment working group meeting, Friday 8 April, 2022

 

Resolution number KT/2022/81

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

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.

CARRIED

 

Item 22 taken prior to item 11

 

23

Members' Reports

 

Resolution number KT/2022/82

MOVED by Deputy Chairperson D Grant, seconded by Member P Gillon:  

That the Kaipātiki Local Board:

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

CARRIED

 

15

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

 

Darren Jeong, Service and Asset Planner, was in attendance via Microsoft Teams to address the board on this item. 

 

 

Resolution number KT/2022/83

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

That the Kaipātiki Local Board:

a)          consider the objection to the proposal to reclassify Allotment 371 Parish of Takapuna (Kauri Point Domain) from recreation to scenic reserve.

b)         note that the ability to establish a mountain bike trail in the forested area of Kauri Point Domain is not prevented by a scenic classification, and that the local board will consider including in the draft Kaipātiki Local Board Local Park Management Plan the management intention of investigating the establishment of a bike trail.

c)          proceed with the reclassification of Allotment 371 Parish of Takapuna (Kauri Point Domain) from recreation to scenic reserve (section 19(1)(b) of the Reserves Act 1977).

d)         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 (Woodcote Scenic Reserve)

ii)         Lot 46 DP 107252 (Woodcote Scenic Reserve)

iii)        Lot 47 DP 86638 (Manuka Reserve).

CARRIED

 

16

Kaipātiki Local Board Grants Programme 2022/2023

 

Resolution number KT/2022/84

MOVED by Deputy Chairperson D Grant, seconded by Member P Gillon:  

That the Kaipātiki Local Board:

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

b)         intend to discontinue the Transitional Rates Grants following the 2023/24 financial year.

CARRIED

 

17

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

 

Resolution number KT/2022/85

MOVED by Member C Schmidt, seconded by Deputy Chairperson D Grant:  

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.

CARRIED

 

Precedence of Business

Resolution number KT/2022/86

MOVED by Chairperson J Gillon, seconded by Member M Kenrick:  

That the Kaipātiki Local Board:

a)          agree that  item 24 - 26 be accorded precedence at this time.

CARRIED

 

24

Governing Body and Independent Maori Statutory Board Members' Update

 

A document titled ‘North Shore Ward Councillor Report – Chris Darby – 20 April 2022’ was tabled.  A copy of the tabled document has been placed on the official minutes and is available on the Auckland Council website as a minutes attachment.

 

 

Resolution number KT/2022/87

MOVED by Chairperson J Gillon, seconded by Member C Schmidt:  

That the Kaipātiki Local Board:

a)          receive the tabled written report from Councillor Chris Darby.

CARRIED

 

Attachments

a     20 April 2022 - Kaipātiki Local Board Business Meeting - North Shore Ward Councillor Report – Chris Darby - 20 April 2022

 

25

Governance Forward Work Calendar

 

Resolution number KT/2022/88

MOVED by Deputy Chairperson D Grant, seconded by Member P Gillon:  

That the Kaipātiki Local Board:

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

CARRIED

 

26

Workshop Records - Kaipātiki Local Board - March 2022

 

Resolution number KT/2022/89

MOVED by Member C Schmidt, seconded by Member M Kenrick:  

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. 

CARRIED

 


 

 

Precedence of Business

Resolution number KT/2022/90

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

That the Kaipātiki Local Board:

a)          agree that Item 20: Local board feedback on the draft 2021 Regional Parks Management Plan be accorded precedence at this time.

CARRIED

 

20

Local board feedback on the draft 2021 Regional Parks Management Plan

 

Resolution number KT/2022/91

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

That the Kaipātiki Local Board:

a)          receive the draft 2021 Regional Park Management Plan and provide the following feedback

i)        do not support policy 45 in the section “Supporting the wider regional environment” to “Investigate formally including regional parks that contribute to the coastal area of the Gulf into the Hauraki Gulf Marine Park”, as we believe the regional parks should be governed and managed as a single network, by democratically elected members (Parks, Arts, Community and Events Committee). 

ii)      do not support the section on “Management transfers”, including Objective 73 and Policies 271-272, as we believe the regional parks should be governed and managed as a single network, by democratically elected members (Parks, Arts, Community and Events Committee). 

iii)    express disappointment that the Parks, Arts, Community and Events Committee did not support Chelsea Estate Heritage Park, Kauri Point Centennial Park and Chatswood Reserve being designated a new regional park at their meeting on 7 April 2022. 

CARRIED

 

Adjournment of Meeting

Resolution number KT/2022/92

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

That the Kaipātiki Local Board:

a)          agree to adjourn the meeting at 1.41pm until 1.51pm.

CARRIED

 

The meeting reconvened at 1.54pm.

 

19

Transport Emissions Reduction Plan

 

Szening Ooi, Principal Transport Advisor, was in attendance via Microsoft Teams to address the board on this item.

 

 

Resolution number KT/2022/93

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

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 the following feedback on the Transport Emissions Reduction Plan:

i)           The current financial constraints that have been recently advised to the local board make it difficult to commit to or identify any new transport projects or initiatives, but we look forward to working through public transport solutions as part of the Kaipātiki Local Board Plan 2023-2025 while taking on-board the direction set by Auckland Council.

ii)         Acknowledge that public transport patronage reduced due to COVID-19 safety concerns and mitigation measures (such as working from home), and that restoring patronage to former numbers will take time.

iii)        Recommend that the entire public transport network is reviewed in light of the post-COVID-19 world, reducing the emphasis on commuting to and from the city centre due to an apparent increase in working from home and businesses migrating from the CBD to the suburbs. We also note that research shows that even prior to COVID-19, the majority of users travel between the inner and outer urban areas as the majority of Auckland employment-related travel patterns are largely local and not dominated by significant inflows towards the city centre (Source: The Congestion Question Technical Report 2020, page 13).

iv)        No matter how much “friction” is added to private driving, many people will not be able to change to public transport due to requiring their vehicle before, after or during working hours.

v)         Improve personal safety at all bus stations and town centre bus stops, particularly at night, for all vulnerable user groups.

vi)        Increase to funding and support for walking school buses and bikes in schools programmes.

vii)      Ensure reliability of service and well-maintained ferry facilities at Northcote Wharf and Beach Haven Wharf, to allow for an increase in frequency as demand grows.

viii)     Upgrade all bus stops to include suitable shelter and lighting.

ix)        Allow bicycles to be carried on all buses.

x)         Support the delivery of projects and connections identified in the Kaipātiki Local Board Connections Network Plan, to encourage walking and cycling across Kaipātiki.

xi)        Support the delivery of the Northern Pathway stages 1 and 2 from Northcote Point to Constellation Drive, to encourage walking and cycling across the North Shore.

xii)      request investigation of bike adapted bus services that could allow significant numbers of cyclists to utilise motorway connections between work and recreational destinations with particular emphasis on SH1 north-south connections across the harbour bridge.

xiii)     Install electric vehicle e-charging stations at more publicly accessible carparks across Kaipātiki (for example, Rawene Road Carpark), to encourage the use of electric vehicles.

xiv)     Improve West-East public transport links on the North Shore.

xv)      Ensure that future shared paths and cycle lanes include access and incentives for affordable electric bike options to encourage a move to e-bikes.

xvi)     Investigate on-demand bus and shuttle services to increase efficiencies and address weaknesses in current PT service offerings.

CARRIED

 

27        Consideration of Extraordinary Items

 

There was no consideration of extraordinary items.

 

 

 

 

2.04 pm                                              The Chairperson thanked Members for their attendance and attention to business and declared the meeting closed.

 

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

 

 

 

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