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

 

Date:

Time:

Meeting Room:

Venue:

 

Tuesday, 12 April 2022

1.00pm

This meeting will be held remotely via Microsoft Teams at this link.

 

Waitematā Local Board

 

OPEN AGENDA

 

 

 

 

MEMBERSHIP

 

Chairperson

Richard Northey, (ONZM)

 

Deputy Chairperson

Alexandra Bonham

 

Members

Glenda Fryer

 

 

Graeme Gunthorp

 

 

Kerrin Leoni

 

 

Julie Sandilands

 

 

(Quorum 4 members)

 

 

 

Gabriel Ford

Democracy Advisor

 

7 April 2022

 

Contact Telephone: (09) 353 9654

Email: Gabriel.ford@aucklandcouncil.govt.nz

Website: www.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz

 

 


 


Waitematā Local Board

12 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                                                                 5

8          Deputations                                                           5

9          Public Forum                                                                            5

9.1     Public Forum - Sarah Trotman                  5

9.2     Public Forum - Jo Malcolm                        6

9.3     Public Forum - Roger Burton                     6

9.4     Public Forum - Anne Coney                       7

9.5     Public Forum - Gael Baldock                     7

9.6     Public Forum - Steve Philips                     7

10        Extraordinary Business                                       8

11        Notices of Motion                                                  8

12        Ward Councillor's report                                   11

13        Notice of Motion - Member Leoni - Waste Minimisation Education in Waitematā              29

14        Waitematā Local Board Member Vacancy       33

15        Appointment to the vacant local board seat on the Auckland Domain Committee                     37

16        Changes to local board members appointments and delegations                         39

17        Transport Emissions Reduction Plan              47

18        Asset recycling disposal recommendations - 21 Newton Road, Newton and part of Nuffield Lane, Newmarket (Allot 31 Sec 11 and Lots 36 & 37 DP 22483)                                                    67

19        Classification of a reserve located at 73, 190 and 200-208 Meola Road, Point Chevalier (MOTAT 2)                                                            75

20        Te Hā Noa - Victoria Street linear park project update                                                                  99

21        Wellesley Street Bus Improvements Project - Feedback Report                                               119

22        Reallocation of budget for work programme 2021/2022                                                           269

23        Local board feedback on the draft 2021 Regional Parks Management Plan                  275

24        Auckland Transport - Activities in the Road Corridor Bylaw 2022                                         315

25        Submission on central government’s proposals to transform recycling in Aotearoa                                                                            357

26        Chairperson's report                                        383

27        Board member reports                                     399

28        Governance Forward Work Calendar             409

29        Waitematā Local Board workshop records   413

30        Consideration of Extraordinary Items

 


1          Welcome

 

Chair Northey will open the meeting with a karakia

 

2          Apologies

 

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

 

3          Declaration of Interest

 

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

 

4          Confirmation of Minutes

 

That the Waitematā Local Board:

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

 

 

5          Leave of Absence

 

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

 

6          Acknowledgements

 

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

 

7          Petitions

 

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

 

8          Deputations

 

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

 

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


 

9          Public Forum

 

A period of time (approximately 30 minutes) is set aside for members of the public to address the meeting on matters within its delegated authority. A maximum of 5 minutes per item is allowed, following which there may be questions from members.

 

9.1       Public Forum - Sarah Trotman

Te take mō te pūrongo

Purpose of the report

1.       To speak to the local board about the Ombudsman’s findings on the process followed by the Ministry of Culture and Heritage for the proposed National Erebus Memorial at Dove Myer Robinson Park.

Whakarāpopototanga matua

Executive summary

2.        Sarah Trotman will be in attendance to speak to the board about the Ombudsman’s findings on the lack of consultation with the wider local community on the possible locations of the National Erebus Memorial.

 

 

Ngā tūtohunga

Recommendation/s

That the Waitematā Local Board:

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

 

 

 

9.2       Public Forum - Jo Malcolm

Te take mō te pūrongo

Purpose of the report

1.       To speak to the local board about the Ombudsman’s findings on the process followed by the Ministry of Culture and Heritage for the proposed National Erebus Memorial at Dove Myer Robinson Park.

Whakarāpopototanga matua

Executive summary

2.        Jo Malcolm will be in attendance to speak to the board about the Ombudsman’s findings on the lack of consultation with the wider local community on the possible locations of the National Erebus Memorial.

 

 

Ngā tūtohunga

Recommendation/s

That the Waitematā Local Board:

a)      thank Jo Malcolm for her presentation and attendance at the meeting.

 

 


 

9.3       Public Forum - Roger Burton

Te take mō te pūrongo

Purpose of the report

1.       To speak to the local board about Taurarua/Mataharehare, Dove-Myer Robinson Park.

Whakarāpopototanga matua

Executive summary

2.       Roger Burton will be in attendance to give the board an update on Taurarua/Mataharehare, Dove-Myer Robinson Park.

 

 

Ngā tūtohunga

Recommendation/s

That the Waitematā Local Board:

a)      thank Roger Burton for his presentation and attendance at the meeting.

 

 

 

9.4       Public Forum - Anne Coney

Te take mō te pūrongo

Purpose of the report

1.       To speak to the local board about the Ombudsman’s report into the Erebus Memorial process.

Whakarāpopototanga matua

Executive summary

2.       Anne Coney will be in attendance to speak to the board on the Ombudsman’s report into the Erebus Memorial process.

 

 

Ngā tūtohunga

Recommendation/s

That the Waitematā Local Board:

a)      thank Anne Coney for her presentation and attendance at the meeting.

 

 

 

9.5       Public Forum - Gael Baldock

Te take mō te pūrongo

Purpose of the report

1.       To speak to the local board about consultation and transparency.

Whakarāpopototanga matua

Executive summary

2.       Gael Baldock will be in attendance to speak to the board about consultation and transparency.

 

 

Ngā tūtohunga

Recommendation/s

That the Waitematā Local Board:

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

 

 

 

9.6       Public Forum - Steve Philips

Te take mō te pūrongo

Purpose of the report

1.       To speak to the local board about a request for pohutukawa planting at Mataharehare by iwi and hapū members of Ngāti Whatua, Ngāti Whatua Ōrākei, Ngāti Whatua ki Kaipara, Te Uri o Hau, Kawerau a Maki.

Whakarāpopototanga matua

Executive summary

2.       Steve Philips will be in attendance to speak to the board about a request for pohutukawa planting at Mataharehare by iwi and hapū members of Ngāti Whatua, Ngāti Whatua Ōrākei, Ngāti Whatua ki Kaipara, Te Uri o Hau, Kawerau a Maki.

 

 

Ngā tūtohunga

Recommendation/s

That the Waitematā Local Board:

a)      thank Steve Philips for his presentation and attendance at the meeting.

 

 

 

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.”

 

11        Notices of Motion

 

Under Standing Order 2.5.1 (LBS 3.11.1) a Notice of Motion has been received from Member Leoni for consideration under item 13.

 


Waitematā Local Board

12 April 2022

 

 

Ward Councillor's report

File No.: CP2022/04352

 

  

 

Te take mō te pūrongo

Purpose of the report

1.       To provide the opportunity for Waitematā and Gulf Ward Councillor Pippa Coom, Ōrākei Ward Councillor Desley Simpson and Albert-Eden Roskill Ward Councillors Christine Fletcher and Cathy Casey to update the local board on regional issues that they have been involved with since the previous local board meeting.

Whakarāpopototanga matua

Executive summary

2.       Waitematā Local Board’s Standing Orders clauses 5.1.1 and 5.1.2 provide provision in the local board meeting for Governing Body members to update their local board counterparts on regional matters of interest to the local board, or on any matter the Governing Body member wishes to raise with the local board.

 

Ngā tūtohunga

Recommendation/s

That the Waitematā Local Board:

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

 

Ngā tāpirihanga

Attachments

No.

Title

Page

a

Ward Councillor P Coom Report April 2022

13

      

Ngā kaihaina

Signatories

Author

Gabriel Ford - Democracy Advisor

Authoriser

Trina Thompson - Local Area Manager

 

 


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Waitematā Local Board

12 April 2022

 

 

Notice of Motion - Member Leoni - Waste Minimisation Education in Waitematā

File No.: CP2022/04296

 

  

 

Whakarāpopototanga matua

Executive summary https://aklcouncil.sharepoint.com/sites/how-we-work/SitePages/executive-summary-reports.aspx

1.       Member Kerrin Leoni has given notice of a motion that they wish to propose.

2.       The notice, signed by Member Leoni and Member Fryer as seconder, is appended as Attachment A.

Motion

That the Waitematā Local Board:

a)      request that staff communicate up-to-date regional messaging on waste reduction and recycling rules to Waitematā residents and businesses via Waitematā Local Board’s communication channels; and encourages innovation in extending these channels for this purpose

b)      note that, in Ōtara and Manurewa, a scheme is being trialled to promote better understanding of rules relating to what are permitted and prohibited items in recycling and rubbish bins

c)       note that the Waitematā Local Board is already supporting a number of waste reduction, reuse, recycling and composting initiatives in the Board area

d)      request that staff consider extending the Ōtara/Manurewa trials, and/or adopting any scheme that eventuates from them, in Albert-Eden, Puketāpapa and Waitematā

e)      request that staff consider timing the launching of the trial or scheme in Albert- Eden, Puketāpapa and Waitematā in conjunction with the opening of Waiōrea, the new Community Education and Recycling Centre at Western Springs Garden

f)       request that staff use Waitematā Local Board’s communication channels to encourage Waitemata-based applications to the Auckland Council Waste Minimisation and Innovation Fund to promote or achieve waste minimisation and reuse and recycling, particularly for both:

i)       construction waste, given the high rate of construction in our area, and

ii)       the retail and hospitality industries.

 

Ngā tāpirihanga

Attachments

No.

Title

Page

a

Notice of Motion - Member Kerrin Leoni

31

Ngā kaihaina

Signatories

Authors

Gabriel Ford - Democracy Advisor

Authorisers

Trina Thompson - Local Area Manager

 


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12 April 2022

 

 

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Waitematā Local Board

12 April 2022

 

 

Waitematā Local Board Member Vacancy

File No.: CP2022/03218

 

  

 

Te take mō te pūrongo

Purpose of the report

1.       For the Waitematā Local Board to respond to the vacancy of a local board member.

Whakarāpopototanga matua

Executive summary                                                                                                                 

2.       On 9 March 2022 Waitematā Local Board Member Adriana Avendano Christie provided the Chief Executive of Auckland Council with her resignation from the Waitematā Local Board which took immediate effect. As a result, a vacancy on the Waitematā Local Board now exists.

3.       According to Section 117(3) of the Local Electoral Act 2001, on receiving notice under subsection (2) the local board must, at its next meeting (other than an extraordinary meeting) or, if that is not practicable, at its next subsequent meeting (other than an extraordinary meeting), determine by resolution that either (a) that the vacancy will be filled by the appointment by the local board of a person named in the resolution who is qualified to be elected as a member; or (b) that the vacancy is not to be filled.

4.       The Waitematā Local Board must therefore decide at this business meeting, unless it is not practicable, to resolve to appoint someone to the position or determine to leave the position vacant.

5.       A person is eligible to be nominated if they are over 18 years of age, a New Zealand citizen, and on the electoral roll. The board may take other criteria into consideration.

6.       If, under section 117 (3) (b) the board resolves at this business meeting not to fill the vacancy, it must immediately give public notice of its decision.

7.       If under section 117(3) the board resolves to appoint to the vacancy it must immediately give public notice of its decision and its selection process. The board confirms the appointment at its next business meeting on 17 May 2022 and the appointed member will make their statutory declaration.

 

Ngā tūtohunga

Recommendation/s

That the Waitematā Local Board:

a)      resolve to not fill the vacancy created on the Waitematā Local Board by Adriana Avendano Christie’s resignation from the board on 8 March 2022, pursuant to section 117 (3) of the Local Electoral Act.

OR

b)      resolve to appoint <<person nominated>> to fill the vacancy until the next triennial election, which takes place on 8 October 2022, pursuant to section 117 (3) of the Local Electoral Act, and that <<person nominated>> be sworn in as a Member at the local board’s business meeting on 17 May 2022.

c)       note that the board have selected <<person appointed>> because of <<criteria met>>.

d)      resolve that the outcome of the appointment be publicly advertised after the report and resolutions have been restated.

Horopaki

Context

8.       On 9 March 2022, Waitematā Local Board Member Adriana Avendano Christie provided the Chief Executive of Auckland Council with a letter of resignation from the Waitematā Local Board, which took immediate effect.

8.       As the resignation has taken place within the 12-month period prior to the next local body election, which is on 8 October 2022, the local board has discretion about what it will do. 

The two options available to the board are:

i)       Not to fill the vacancy and run one member short until the next election in October 2022.

ii)       Appoint an eligible person to fill the vacancy.  There is no requirement or convention that indicates the board must appoint the highest polling, or any candidate from a previous election.

Tātaritanga me ngā tohutohu

Analysis and advice

9.       According to Section 117(3) of the Local Electoral Act 2001, on receiving notice under subsection (2) the local board must, at its next meeting (other than an extraordinary meeting) or, if that is not practicable, at its next subsequent meeting (other than an extraordinary meeting), determine by resolution (a) that the vacancy will be filled by the appointment by the local board of a person named in the resolution who is qualified to be elected as a member; or (b) that the vacancy is not to be filled.

10.     Following the formal notification of the vacancy on the Waitematā Local Board to the Chief Executive on 9 March 2022, section 117 (3) of the Local Electoral Act applies.  The Waitematā Local Board must at the next meeting (other than an extraordinary meeting), or next subsequent meeting, determines by resolution either:

(a)     that the vacancy is filled by an appointment by the local board of a person named in the resolution who is qualified to be elected, or

(b)     that the vacancy is not to be filled.

11.     The process commences at the time the board decides on the preferred option.

12.     If it is agreed not to fill the vacancy the only action required is to pass a resolution to this effect.

13.     If the Waitematā Local Board decides to appoint an eligible person, then criteria apply. 

14.     The criteria for eligibility for serving as an elected representative on a local board are provided in legislation and are:

i)       Applicants must be:

a.  Over eighteen years of age

b.  A New Zealand citizen

c.  On the electoral roll.

 

ii)         Additionally, no member of the Governing Body may also be a member of a local board.  If a person is an un-discharged bankrupt they must disclose this fact to the Chief Executive (Auckland Council’s Code of Conduct). 

 

15.     The board may wish to consider other criteria, for example:

·   Experience of community leadership within the Waitematā Local Board area 

·   An empathy with the cultural diversity of the Waitematā Local Board area

·   Has operated in a governance role

·   Experience or knowledge of local government

·   Is an excellent communicator

·   Has an ability to evaluate and interpret information

 

16.     If the Board decides to appoint to the vacant position this appointment will be confirmed at the next scheduled business meeting on the 17 May 2022. 

17.     The new local board member will be provided and taken through an induction programme by the local board services team to provide them with the capability and understanding of the role.  The level and detail of this programme will be dependent on the appointed members knowledge and experience in local government and local boards. 

18.     It is anticipated that a new local board member would require at least 2-3 months to be brought up to speed on the governance role and work programme of the local board.  To note at the beginning of a new term local boards are provided with a two-month intensive induction programme to ensure they are equipped to undertake their governance role, with additional more specific and detailed training opportunities provided throughout the remainder of their term. 

19.     On confirmation of the appointment at the May business meeting there will be four remaining business meetings until the 2022 elections.  It is also noted that within two months of the appointment nominations will open on the 5 July for the 8 October 2022 triennium elections.

20.     It is recommended that the local board consider the timing of the vacancy in the electoral cycle as part of their decision.

21.     Proposed timeline:

 

12 April 2022               Board meets at scheduled ordinary meeting to make a decision.  Resolution made to appoint or leave vacant, under section 117(3) of Local Electoral Act.

12 April 2022               If appointment is made, candidate(s) informed of the board’s decision by nominated elected representative. 

14 April 2022              If no appointment is made, the resolution will also be publicised.

If appointment is made a public notice will be provided via the next available publication of local newspapers and minutes, providing the resolution and the process and/or criteria by which the person named in the resolution was selected for appointment.

17 May 2022              If appointment is made the appointment will be confirmed at the next scheduled business meeting; the new member will make their Statutory Declaration.  Section 118 (2) of the Local Electoral Act provides that the person appointed is for all purposes to be treated as having been elected to fill the vacancy on the date at which the appointment is confirmed. Term of office does not start until there has been a resolution confirming the appointment.

Ngā whakaaweawe me ngā tirohanga a te rōpū Kaunihera

Council group impacts and views

22.     The short-term change to one elected member’s position would not significantly impact on the status quo of the Waitematā Local Board.

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

Local impacts and local board views

23.     The recommendations contained within this report fall within the local boards legislative responsibilities to respond to an elected member vacancy on the local board.

Tauākī whakaaweawe Māori

Māori impact statement

24.     The provision to fill the vacancy by appointment provides the board with an opportunity to increase Māori representation on the board.

Ngā ritenga ā-pūtea

Financial implications

25.     There are no financial implications of this decision as it falls within existing operational and governance budgets.

Ngā raru tūpono me ngā whakamaurutanga

Risks and mitigations

26.     The local board would be at risk of not meeting its legislative obligations if it fails to make a decision on this matter.

Ngā koringa ā-muri

Next steps

27.     Subsequent to the decision Local Board Services will operationalise and manage next steps.

 

Ngā tāpirihanga

Attachments

There are no attachments for this report.     

Ngā kaihaina

Signatories

Author

Trina Thompson - Local Area Manager

Authoriser

Louise Mason - GM Local Board Services

 

 


Waitematā Local Board

12 April 2022

 

 

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

File No.: CP2022/03148

 

  

 

Te take mō te pūrongo

Purpose of the report

1.       To seek the appointment of a member to the vacant local board seat on the Auckland Domain Committee and to appoint a new Deputy Chair.

Whakarāpopototanga matua

Executive summary

2.       Allocation of decision-making for Pukekawa / Auckland Domain is split between Waitematā Local Board and the Governing Body.  In the last political term, a joint committee was established for Pukekawa / Auckland Domain.  This enabled the two governance arms of Auckland Council to consider issues collaboratively and make joint decisions concerning Pukekawa / Auckland Domain.

3.       The Governing Body established the Auckland Domain Committee in 2015.

4.       In 2019 the Governing Body and Waitematā Local Board agreed to continue to support the Auckland Domain Committee.

5.       The membership of the Auckland Domain Committee is made up of:

·   Three Governing Body members

·   Three Waitematā Local Board members

·   Two Independent Māori Statutory Board appointees (including the IMSB Chair)

6.       At the 3 December 2019 Business Meeting, the Waitematā Local Board resolved to appoint Member Adriana Avendaño Christie as Deputy Chair and members Sarah Trotman and Alexandra Bonham to the Auckland Domain Committee (WTM/2019/24). 

7.       On 9 October 2021, Sarah Trotman resigned from the Waitematā Local Board and her duties as an elected member, which included her role on the Auckland Domain Committee.

8.       On 16 November 2021, Member Kerrin Leoni was appointed to fill the vacancy on the Auckland Domain Committee (WTM/2021/274).

 

9.       On 9 March 2022, Adriana Avendaño Christie resigned from the Waitematā Local Board and her duties as an elected member, which included her role as Deputy Chair of the Auckland Domain Committee.

10.     This leaves a vacancy on the Auckland Domain Committee that needs to be filled by another Waitematā Local Board member.

11.     The Waitematā Local Board must also appoint a new Deputy Chair from the members of the Auckland Domain Committee.  

12.     The next Auckland Domain Committee meeting is scheduled for the 16 May 2022.

 

Ngā tūtohunga

Recommendation/s

That the Waitematā Local Board:

a)      appoint a board member to the vacant local board member seat on the Auckland Domain Committee

b)      appoint one of the three board members on the Auckland Domain Committee as Deputy Chair of the Auckland Domain Committee.

Ngā tāpirihanga

Attachments

There are no attachments for this report.     

Ngā kaihaina

Signatories

Author

Gabriel Ford - Democracy Advisor

Authoriser

Trina Thompson - Local Area Manager

 

 


Waitematā Local Board

12 April 2022

 

 

Changes to local board members appointments and delegations

File No.: CP2022/03469

 

  

 

Te take mō te pūrongo

Purpose of the report

1.       To consider current vacancies across the local board portfolio lead topics and delegations and seek appointment of board members to these positions.

Whakarāpopototanga matua

Executive summary

2.       Elected members participate as representatives of the local board on a number of external community organisations.

3.       At its 3 December 2019 business meeting the local board resolved (Resolution number WTM/2019/256) to:

·    appoint topic portfolio leads and co portfolio leads to act as champions for the identified areas.

·    appoint members to be a point of consultation for staff on all applications for general landowner consent, appoint members to be point of consultation for staff on proposed asset renewal works, and appoint members for landowner consents for filming and for event notifications and event landowner consents

·    delegate to nominated board members to have the authority to provide local board views on applications for liquor licences

·    delegate to nominated board members to provide views on whether a resource consent should proceed as non-notified, limited notified or fully notified application and also delegate to nominated board members to speak at hearings on notified resource consent applications

·    agree to review these appointments and delegations by 27 April 2021.

4.       Also on 3 December 2019, the local board resolved to appoint board members to external community groups and organisations (Resolution number WTM/2019/257)

5.       At its 18 February 2020 meeting the local board resolved to appoint nominated members to additional identified relevant groups (Resolution number WTM/2020/25). 

6.       The local board also conducted a review of local board members topic portfolio and appointment allocations in April 2021.

7.       At the 14 December 2021 business meeting, the local board reallocated portfolios following the resignation of Member Sarah Trotman and the subsequent appointment of Member Glenda Fryer.

8.       On 9 March 2022, Member Adriana Avendano Christie resigned from the local board, resulting in vacancies in a number of portfolios and appointments.

9.       This report provides an opportunity for the local board to consider the vacancies as well as consider any further changes to the portfolio topics and external appointments and delegations.

 


 

Ngā tūtohunga

Recommendation/s

That the Waitematā Local Board:

a)      consider and approve new appointments for board members to the portfolio topic areas, external appointments and delegations.

 

Horopaki

Context

10.     The practice of appointing local board members as topic area/portfolio leads support the local board to undertake its governance role in an efficient and effective way.

11.     The topic portfolio area leads would:

·        act as a champion for the topic area in full local board conversations

·        focus on work programme activities/projects within their topic area

·        maintain relationships with key stakeholders

·        understand relevant community needs and preferences.

12.     Leads may also:

·        be appointed as the nominated local board member to provide feedback on behalf of the local board on relevant matters (e.g., landowner consents) and appointed to related external organisations

·        undertake learning and development opportunities and attend conferences (using their individual development budget provided as part of the Kura Kāwana development programme) relevant to the topic area

·        highlight relevant issues and emerging priorities during local board plan and work programme development

·        act as a key contact for community groups and members of the public on the topic area.

13.     Topic area leads would enable individual local board members to use existing or build new knowledge and expertise in the topic area and enable other members to focus their time on other parts of the governance workload.

Tātaritanga me ngā tohutohu

Analysis and advice

14.     Currently the following members are appointed as topic portfolio holders and co portfolio holders: 

Table 1 Current portfolio areas set up

Local Board Portfolio Areas

Portfolio holder

Co portfolio holder

Arts, Culture and Events

Member K Leoni

Deputy Chair A Bonham

Māori outcomes

Member K Leoni

Chair R Northey

Community Development

Member G Fryer

Chair R Northey

Environment and Infrastructure

Member J Sandilands

Deputy Chair A Bonham

Parks, Sport and Recreation

Chair R Northey

Local Economic Development

Member G Fryer

Transport

Member G Gunthorp

Member J Sandilands

Planning and Heritage

Deputy Chair A Bonham

Member G Gunthorp

 

15.     Currently the following members are appointed to the external community groups and organisations listed below:

Table 2 – current local board members appointments to external organisations:

External organisation

Appointee

Alternate

Business Associations

 

 

Heart of the City

Chair R Northey

Member G Gunthorp

Newmarket Business Association

Member G Gunthorp

Parnell Business Association

Member G Fryer

Ponsonby Business Association

Member G Fryer

Deputy Chair A Bonham

K Road Business Association

Deputy Chair A Bonham

Chair R Northey

Uptown Business Association

Member K Leoni

Member J Sandilands

Grey Lynn Business Association

Member J Sandilands

Member K Leoni

Other

 

 

Ponsonby Community Centre Board

Chair R Northey

Deputy Chair A Bonham

Grey Lynn Community Centre Committee

Member J Sandilands

Auckland Central CAB and Ponsonby/Grey Lynn CAB

Chair R Northey

Member G Fryer

CRL Aotea Community Liaison Group

Member G Gunthorp

Chair R Northey

CRL Karangahape Road Liaison Group

Chair R Northey

Deputy Chair A Bonham

CRL Mt Eden Community Liaison Group

Member K Leoni

CRL Albert Street Business Forum

Member G Gunthorp

Member G Fryer

CRL C1 and C2 Community Liaison Group

Member G Gunthorp

Member J Sandilands

 

 

16.     Currently the following members are appointed to internal groups as listed below:

Table 3 – local board members appointments to internal organisations

Internal organisation

Lead

Alternate

Auckland City Centre Advisory Board

Chair R Northey

Member K Leoni

Ponsonby Park Project Control Steering Group

Member G Gunthorp

 

17.     Currently the following members are appointed to liaise with the following residents associations:

Table 4 – local board members appointments to residents’ associations:

Residents Associations

Lead

Auckland City Centre Residents Group

Chair R Northey

Parnell Community Trust

 

Parnell Community Committee

 

St Mary’s Bay Residents Association

Member G Fryer

Grafton Residents Association

Member K Leoni

Herne Bay Residents Association

Deputy Chair A Bonham

Freemans Bay Residents Association

Member G Gunthorp

Grey Lynn Residents Association

Member J Sandilands

Western Bays Residents Association

Member G Fryer

 

18.     Additionally, in February 2020 the local board resolved (Resolution number WTM/2020/25) to add further identified groups, and appointed members to those groups. 

Table 5 – local board members appointments to further identified groups:

Other

 

 

Ports of Auckland Community Reference Group

Deputy Chair A Bonham

Chair R Northey

Meola Stream Community Liaison Group

Member J Sandilands

 

Taskforce on Alcohol and Community Safety in the Central City

Joint lead – Chair R Northey

Joint lead - Vacant

 

 


 

19.     Current Appointments and Delegations:

The table below shows the delegated board members who provide feedback on behalf of the local board:

Table 6 Waitemata Local Board Members Delegations

 

Delegation

Lead

Alternate

General landowner consents (excluding for filming and events)

 

Chair R Northey

Landowner consents for filming

Member G Fryer

 

Events landowner consents

Member K Leoni

Member A Bonham

Liquor licences

Chair R Northey

Member A Bonham

Resource consent feedback

Member A Bonham

Member G Gunthorp

Notified resource consents

Member A Bonham

Member G Gunthorp

 

Tauākī whakaaweawe āhuarangi

Climate impact statement

20.     These decisions are procedural in nature and any climate impacts will be negligible. 

Ngā whakaaweawe me ngā tirohanga a te rōpū Kaunihera

Council group impacts and views

21.     This report recommends the appointment of nominated local board members to ensure that council can undertake its operational and statutory duties in a timely manner, while receiving local board input and decision-making in matters that are of local importance.

22.     Changes to local board members topic area allocations will be communicated with relevant staff from the council group.

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

Local impacts and local board views

23.     This report seeks to appoint nominated local board members to perform particular functions.

24.     Any local board member who is appointed as a nominated local board member should ensure that they represent the wider local board views and preferences on each matter before them.

Tauākī whakaaweawe Māori

Māori impact statement

25.       A decision of this procedural nature is not considered to have impact for Māori.

Ngā ritenga ā-pūtea

Financial implications

26.     A decision of this procedural nature is not considered to have financial implications on Auckland Council

Ngā raru tūpono me ngā whakamaurutanga

Risks and mitigations

27.     At its 12 April meeting, the board is also deciding on whether to appoint to the vacant board member seat on the local board or not. If the board resolves to appoint a new member to the board, this may require a further review of portfolio appointments and delegations.

28.     If the board decides to appoint a new member, it may wish to defer the allocation of some or all portfolios until the new member is appointed and inaugurated at the May 2022 business meeting.

29.     It is also advisable that the local board consider the following potential risks with its approach to appoint topic portfolio leads.

Risks

Mitigation

A member may provide direction or views which do not reflect those of the full local board

 

 

 

Using the workshop process as the mechanism for all local board members to receive updates and provide governance direction

Staff may seek direction from a topic area lead instead of the full local board, or seek direction from a topic area lead prior to the full local board, resulting in duplication of work

Key knowledge and information on a topic may be retained with the topic area lead and not shared with the whole local board

A topic area lead may enter into discussions at the management or operational level if meeting regularly with staff without a clear governance purpose for the discussion.

Local board members are reminded of the limited resources available to the topic portfolio leads

Local board members may be part of any organisation in their private capacity and personal interests

Local board members are encouraged to disclose memberships of external organisations in the conflict-of-interest register.

Ngā koringa ā-muri

Next steps

30.     Following local board decision, staff will inform stakeholders of any changes.

 

Ngā tāpirihanga

Attachments

There are no attachments for this report.     

Ngā kaihaina

Signatories

Author

Gabriel Ford - Democracy Advisor

Authoriser

Trina Thompson - Local Area Manager

 


Waitematā Local Board

12 April 2022

 

 

Transport Emissions Reduction Plan

File No.: CP2022/04119

 

  

 

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 Waitematā 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:

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

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

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

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

 

Horopaki

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 (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 (ECC/2021/45).

13.     A memo on the TERP was provided to local board members in October 2021 (Attachment A), 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 emission 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).

Chart, pie chart

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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 (Attachment B).

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

Local board memo October 2021 - TERP

57

b

The behavioural science behind reducing Auckland’s transport emissions

61

     

Ngā kaihaina

Signatories

Author

Szening Ooi - Principal Transport Advisor

Authorisers

Jacques Victor - GM Auckland Plan Strategy and Research

Louise Mason - GM Local Board Services

Trina Thompson - Local Area Manager

 

 


Waitematā Local Board

12 April 2022

 

 

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Waitematā Local Board

12 April 2022

 

 

Asset recycling disposal recommendations - 21 Newton Road, Newton and part of Nuffield Lane, Newmarket (Allot 31 Sec 11 and Lots 36 & 37 DP 22483)

File No.: CP2022/03788

 

  

 

Te take mō te pūrongo

Purpose of the report

1.       To endorse the proposed disposal of 21 Newton Road, Newton and part of Nuffield Lane, Newmarket (Allot 31 Sec 11 and Lots 36 & 37 DP 22483).

Whakarāpopototanga matua

Executive summary

2.       The commercial property at 21 Newton Road was acquired by the former Auckland City Council for transport infrastructure (road widening) purposes. Approximately 53m2 of the property is required for the planned pedestrian/cycling connection between Great North Road / Karangahape Road / Ponsonby Road, and the Northwestern shared path. The remaining approximately 353m2 of the property is not required for transport purposes.

3.       Nuffield Lane (Allot 31 Sec 11 and Lots 36 & 37 DP 22483) is formed and used as service lane but has never been legalised as such. The 989m2 lane provides rear access to the block of properties bordered by Broadway, Remuera Road, Nuffield Street and Balm Street, Newmarket. Due to its existing configuration and use, no alternate council use or future development is possible. The surrounding block of properties are all owned by one landowner, who is the main beneficiary of the service the property provides. It is proposed to dispose of 155m2 of the property. The remaining 834m2 parcel is to be retained by council for the service it provides. The adjoining landowner has registered an interest in acquiring the subject 155m2 area should it be approved for disposal by council.

4.       Consultation with council and its Council Controlled Organisations (CCOs), iwi authorities and the Waitematā Local Board has now taken place. The board has provided feedback regarding the tenancy and requirement to dispose of 21 Newton Road. The board indicated that it supports the disposal of the subject 155m2 part of Nuffield Lane (Allot 31 Sec 11 and Lots 36 & 37 DP 22483).

5.       A resolution approving the disposal of these properties is required from council. Sales proceeds from disposal of the properties will be allocated towards the asset recycling target contained in Auckland Council’s Recovery Budget and Long-Term Plan 2021-31.

 

Ngā tūtohunga

Recommendation/s

That the Waitematā Local Board:

a)      endorse the proposed disposal of:

i)       21 Newton Road, Newton; and

ii)       approximately 155m2 (subject to survey) of Nuffield Lane, Newmarket (Allot 31 Sec 11 and Lots 36 & 37 DP 22483).

 

Horopaki

Context

6.       Asset recycling is an important lever for Auckland Council, providing capital to be invested into the most strategically important activities. The council’s Recovery Budget includes $70 million to be realised from asset recycling in the 2021/2022 financial year. This is to be comprised of proceeds of sale from surplus council owned property and alternative commercial arrangements.

7.       Where properties are identified as potentially no longer being required for public work purposes, Auckland Council’s Value for Money team and Eke Panuku engage with council departments and its CCOs through an expression of interest process to establish whether the property must be retained for a strategic purpose or is required for a future funded public work. Once a property has been internally cleared of any public work requirements, Auckland Council’s Value for Money team and Eke Panuku then consults with local boards, mana whenua and ward councilors. 

Tātaritanga me ngā tohutohu

Analysis and advice

Property information - 21 Newton Road, Newton

8.       21 Newton Road is a 409m2 commercial property. It was acquired by the former Auckland City Council in 2003 for transport infrastructure (road widening) purposes. The property is tenanted with the tenancy managed by Eke Panuku.

9.       A five-metre strip of the property facing Newton Road totaling approximately 53m2 is subject to a designation for road widening and is required for the pedestrian/cycling connection between Great North Road / Karangahape Road / Ponsonby Road, and the Northwestern shared path.

10.     The remaining approximately 353m2 of the property is not required for transport purposes and is proposed for disposal as part of the asset recycling programme.

11.     Auckland Transport (AT) will legalise the 53m2 area subject to the transport designation and will remove the off-street car parking at the front of the property. The planned legalisation and construction of the pedestrian/cycling path will require reconfiguration or demolition of the current building. Should this property be approved for sale, Eke Panuku will advise any future purchaser of this requirement.

12.     21 Newton Road is not subject to s40 Public Works Act 1981 offer back obligations.

13.     The Auckland Unitary Plan (AUP) zoning is Business - Mixed Use. The entirety of the property has a 2022 council rating valuation of $2.6 million.

Property information - Nuffield Lane, Newmarket (Allot 31 Sec 11 and Lots 36 & 37 DP 22483).

14.     Nuffield Lane (Allot 31 Sec 11 and Lots 36 & 37 DP 22483) is a 989m2 property formed and used as service lane. It provides rear access to the block of properties bordered by Broadway, Remuera Road, Nuffield Street and Balm Street, Newmarket. The Lane consists of three parcels, Allot 31 Sec 11 and Lots 36 & 37 DP 22483. The three parcels were acquired from the Crown by the former Newmarket Borough Council in 1966.

15.     Council records indicate that in 1995 the former Auckland City Council commenced the process to declare Nuffield Lane (Allot 31 Sec 11 and Lots 36 & 37 DP 22483) as service lane, however Land Information New Zealand (LINZ) has confirmed the legalisation never occurred. The lane continued to be held in fee simple by Auckland Council for no specified purpose. AT has confirmed the property is not an AT asset.

16.     Following a purchaser enquiry from the adjoining landowner, which owns all the surrounding properties bordering the Lane, a review by council departments determined that the Lane may be disposed of.

17.     Due to the current configuration and use, no alternate council use or future development is possible. All the adjacent properties in the surrounding block are all owned by a single owner, who is interested in purchasing the approximately 155m2 northern part of the Lane (refer to Figure 5 in Attachment A to this report).

18.     The AUP zoning is Road. The entirety of Nuffield Lane (Allot 31 Sec 11 and Lots 36 & 37 DP 22483) has a 2022 council rating valuation of $1,160,000. It is subject to offer back obligations to the former owner in accordance with s40 of the Public Works Act 1981.

Tauākī whakaaweawe āhuarangi

Climate impact statement

19.     A sale of the subject 155m2 area of Nuffield Lane (Allot 31 Sec 11 and Lots 36 & 37 DP 22483) is likely to lead to land use changes.

20.     The legalisation and construction of the of pedestrian/cycling path adjacent to 21 Newton Road will lead to land use changes and carbon emissions. It is likely any demolition of the building at 21 Newton Road will result in carbon emissions.

21.     It is acknowledged that any form of construction and development can increase carbon emissions.

22.     21 Newton Road is not in flood prone areas and is not a coastal property likely to be impacted in the future by rising sea levels. 

23.     The entirety of Nuffield Lane (Allot 31 Sec 11 and Lots 36 & 37 DP 22483) is in a flood prone area and council’s Healthy Waters department advises that stormwater catchpits located in the property will need to be transferred to the new owner in the event the property is approved for disposal. It is not a coastal property and is not likely to be impacted in the future by rising sea levels.

Ngā whakaaweawe me ngā tirohanga a te rōpū Kaunihera

Council group impacts and views

24.     Council’s Value For Money team and Eke Panuku have consulted all relevant council departments and CCOs on the proposed disposal of these properties.

25.     Following discussions with AT and the adjoining landowner, only the northern 155m2 area of Nuffield Lane (Allot 31 Sec 11 and Lots 36 & 37 DP 22483) is now proposed for disposal. The remaining 834m2 area is to be retained by council in the immediate future for the existing service it provides.

26.     Council’s Heritage team has highlighted that a number of buildings adjacent to the Lane are within the AUP Newmarket Business Special Character Area Overlay.

27.     No other substantive feedback was received in response.

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

Local impacts and local board views

28.     Council’s Value For Money team and Eke Panuku have provided the local board with an information memorandum regarding 21 Newton Road and attended a board workshop in March 2022. Eke Panuku staff have further advised via council’s Local Board Services department that a break clause exists in the lease and that Eke Panuku’s Commercial Property team can assist the tenants in finding new premises if required. The property was acquired by council in 2003 with the intention to dispose of the surplus area not required for transport purposes. A disposal is now being sought in line with the original acquisition.

29.     Eke Panuku provided the Waitematā Local Board with an information memorandum regarding Nuffield Lane (Allot 31 Sec 11 and Lots 36 & 37 DP 22483) and attended a local board workshop in April 2021. At the workshop the board provided informal feedback that it supports a disposal of the entirety of the Lane provided the ownership of surrounding properties be confirmed. This information was subsequently provided to the Board. In March 2022 Eke Panuku staff subsequently advised the Board that only the subject 155m2 area of Nuffield Lane (Allot 31 Sec 11 and Lots 36 & 37 DP 22483) is now proposed for disposal.

30.     This report provides the Board with an opportunity to formalise its views regarding the properties.

Tauākī whakaaweawe Māori

Māori impact statement

31.     Nineteen mana whenua iwi authorities were contacted for site-specific feedback regarding 21 Newton Road and Nuffield Lane (Allot 31 Sec 11 and Lots 36 & 37 DP 22483). This engagement sought to understand if there are any issues of cultural significance associate with the properties.

32.     No notifications of cultural significance were received in response.

Ngā ritenga ā-pūtea

Financial implications

33.     Capital receipts from the sale of properties not required by Auckland Council contribute to the Recovery and 10-year Budgets (2021-2031) by providing the council with an efficient use of capital and prioritisation of funds to achieve its activities and projects.

Ngā raru tūpono me ngā whakamaurutanga

Risks and mitigations

34.     No further risks associated with the recommendations in this report have been identified.

Ngā koringa ā-muri

Next steps

35.     Subject to receipt of the board’s resolution, the subject properties will be presented to Auckland Council’s Finance and Performance Committee with a recommendation to divest.

Ngā tāpirihanga

Attachments

No.

Title

Page

a

Images

73

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Signatories

Author

Anthony Lewis - Senior Advisor, Portfolio Review, Eke Panuku Development Auckland

Authorisers

Matt Casey - Team Leader, Portfolio Review, Eke Panuku Development Auckland

Letitia Edwards - Head of Strategic Asset Optimisation, Eke Panuku Development Auckland

Ross Chirnside - General Manager Value For Money

Trina Thompson - Local Area Manager

 


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Classification of a reserve located at 73, 190 and 200-208 Meola Road, Point Chevalier (MOTAT 2)

File No.: CP2022/03782

 

  

 

Te take mō te pūrongo

Purpose of the report

1.       To classify the reserve situated at 73, 190 and 200-208 Meola Road, Point Chevalier as a recreation reserve pursuant to Section 16 of the Reserves Act 1977.

Whakarāpopototanga matua

Executive summary

2.       The land at 73, 190 and 200-208 Meola Road, Point Chevalier (the reserve) is made up of the following seven parcels, all of which are currently held as an unclassified recreation reserve subject to the Reserves Act 1977 (the Act).

a)   Lot 1 Deposited Plan 206507, comprised in Record of Title NA134D/49

b)   Lots 1 and 2 Deposited Plan 129813, comprised in Record of Title NA76A/636

c)   Allotments 51-53 Section 9 Suburbs of Auckland, comprised in Record of Title NA24A/1433

d)   Allotment 50 Section 9 Suburbs of Auckland, comprised in Record of Title NA26B/286 (part only)

3.       In February 2022 Auckland Unlimited requested Auckland Council Legal Services team to review Works Agreement with Vector Limited for the installation of a new underground HV cable underneath the reserve.

4.       To enable these works, an easement over a small part of the reserve must be created and granted to Vector Limited (Vector).

5.       A map showing the location of the proposed easement is included in Attachment A.

6.       Under the Act, Auckland Council cannot grant easement over an unclassified reserve and therefore completing the reserve classification process will enable Auckland Council to grant the easement to Vector.

7.       Land advisory staff recommend formal classification of the reserve as recreation reserve.

8.       Local boards hold the delegated authority under Section 16 of the Reserves Act 1977 to classify council held reserves.

9.       This report recommends that Waitematā Local Board classify the reserve as recreation reserve to comply with the statutory requirements as set out in the Reserves Act 1977.

10.     The cost of classification under the Reserves Act 1977 will be borne by Auckland Council's Community Facilities Department.

11.     As required under Section 4 of the Conservation Act 1987 staff will engage with iwi. The engagement has taken place at Central/South Mana Whenua Forum on 30 March 2022.


 

 

Ngā tūtohunga

Recommendation/s

That the Waitematā Local Board:

a)      resolve to classify pursuant to Section 16 of the Reserves Act 1977:

i)       Lot 1 Deposited Plan 206507, containing 11.0054 hectares of land, comprised in Record of Title NA134D/49, as a recreation reserve subject to the Reserves Act 1977

ii)       Lots 1 and 2 Deposited Plan 129813, containing 0.2818 hectares of land, comprised in Record of Title NA76A/636, as a recreation reserve subject to the Reserves Act 1977

iii)      Allotments 51-53 Section 9 Suburbs of Auckland, containing 0.3306 hectares of land, comprised in Record of Title NA24A/1433, as a recreation reserve subject to the Reserves Act 1977

iv)      Allotment 50 Section 9 Suburbs of Auckland, containing 0.0329 hectares of land, comprised in Record of Title NA26B/286 (part only), as a recreation reserve subject to the Reserves Act 1977

 

Horopaki

Context

12.     Classification is a mandatory process under section 16 of the Reserves Act 1977, which involves assigning a reserve (or parts of a reserve) to the appropriate class. The class determines the principal or primary purpose of the reserve. The present values of the reserve are considered as well as the future “potential” values and the possible future uses and activities on the reserve. 

13.     Auckland Council is statutorily obliged to classify all unclassified reserves. This is undertaken under section 16 of the Reserves Act 1977 and if not taken would mean Auckland Council is not meeting its statutory obligations.

14.     The land at 73, 190 and 200-208 Meola Road, Point Chevalier (the Reserve) is currently held as an unclassified recreation reserve.

15.     To comply with the statutory requirement to classify reserves according to their principal or primary purpose, the reserve must be classified for its principal or primary purpose. It is recommended that the reserve is classified as a recreation reserve.

16.     Local boards hold delegated authority under Section 16 of the Reserves Act 1977 to approve classifications of council held reserves, subject to all statutory processes having been satisfied.

17.     As the proposed classification is substantially the same as the purpose for which the reserve is held, council is not required to publicly notify its intention to classify the reserve. However, engagement with iwi is still necessary in terms of Section 4 of the Conservation Act 1987. The proposal for classification was presented to the Central/South Mana Whenua Forum on 30 March 2022.

Tātaritanga me ngā tohutohu

Analysis and advice

18.     The reserve is located at 73, 190 and 200-208 Meola Road, Point Chevalier. It is made up of seven parcels of land containing 11.6507 ha of land.

19.     Six parcels are owned by the Crown and vested in council in trust for recreation reserve purposes in 1972. Detailed history of Crown and Council ownership from 1874 until today is in Attachment B.

20.     One parcel (0.1130ha) is owned by the council as a recreation reserve, as it was vested on deposit of DP 129813 as a recreation reserve in Auckland Council pursuant to s239(a) of RMA 1991, subject to the Reserves Act 1977.

21.     All parcels are held as unclassified recreation reserves, subject to the Reserves Act 1977 and these must be classified.

22.     The reserve is zoned as Open Space - Sport and Active Recreation Zone’ and ‘Special Purpose - Major Recreation Facility Zone’ under the Auckland Unitary Plan.

23.     There are no natural resources, heritage layers or special character areas indicated on council’s Geomaps.

Reserves Act 1977

24.     The Reserves Act 1977 requires all reserves to be classified for their primary purposes.

25.     The purpose of recreation reserves as set out in section 17 of the Reserves Act 1977 is to provide for recreation with the emphasis on the retention of open spaces.

26.     The primary purpose of this reserve is to provide a recreation facility for the enjoyment of the community.

27.     Staff consider this classification is appropriate as it enables local residents and visitors to enjoy the reserve in a manner supported by the Reserves Act 1977. This was also the intended purpose for the reserve when it was originally set aside by the Crown. 

Vector Easement

28.     In February 2022 Auckland Unlimited requested Auckland Council Legal Services team to review Works Agreement for the installation of a new underground HV cable running underneath the reserve.

29.     MOTAT will be responsible for reinstating any damage caused to the reserve to current condition or better upon completion of works. Land Advisory staff consider installation to be minor, and that the proposal will not impact the long-term use of the reserve.

30.     Under the Act, Auckland Council cannot grant easements over unclassified reserve, and therefore completing the reserve classification process at the reserve will enable Auckland Council to grant the easement to Vector.

31.     It should be noted Auckland Council and Vector have already entered into Works Agreement, which is conditional on classification of the reserve.

32.     Classification proposal has been discussed with Auckland Unlimited (AUL). AUL noted that the proposed classification is consistent with the stated purpose for and basis of the existing lease to MOTAT under section 54(1)(b) of the Act, which relates to leasing powers in respect of recreation reserves.

Tauākī whakaaweawe āhuarangi

Climate impact statement

33.     There will be no climate impact because the classification of a reserve is the formalisation of:

·    statutory requirement under the Act; and

·    current status of the reserve.

Ngā whakaaweawe me ngā tirohanga a te rōpū Kaunihera

Council group impacts and views

34.     The proposed reserve classification has no identified impact on other parts of the council group. The views of council-controlled organisations were not required for the preparation of this report. 

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

Local impacts and local board views

35.     The Waitematā Local Board holds the delegated authority under Section 16 of the Reserves Act 1977 to classify the reserve.

36.     The formal classification of the reserve will enable Auckland Council to grant certain rights over the reserve such as leases, licences, or easements.

Tauākī whakaaweawe Māori

Māori impact statement

37.     Prior to proceeding with the classification, the council is required under Section 4 of the Conservation Act 1987 to engage with local iwi. The proposal was presented to the mana whenua groups identified as having an interest in the land on 30 March 2022. There were no issues or concerns raised to the proposed classification. Staff will follow up with those iwi representatives that could not attend the forum.

38.     Auckland Council’s Cultural Heritage Implementation Team has advised that there are no identified sites of value or significance to mana whenua in relation to this site.  

Ngā ritenga ā-pūtea

Financial implications

39.     There are no financial implications for the local board arising from the proposal to classify the reserve.

40.     The local board’s resolution to classify the reserve will be published in the New Zealand Gazette to provide a public record of the classification. The cost of classification under the Reserves Act 1977 will be borne by Auckland Council’s Community Facilities Department. 

Ngā raru tūpono me ngā whakamaurutanga

Risks and mitigations

41.     If the Waitematā Local Board does not resolve to classify The Reserve as recommended; this decision would contravene the requirements of the Reserves Act 1977.  

Ngā koringa ā-muri

Next steps

42.     Land advisory staff will complete the classification statutory requirements. 

Ngā tāpirihanga

Attachments

No.

Title

Page

a

Attachment A - Plan - Vector easement area

81

b

Attachment B - Crown & Council Ownership History and Land Status

83

c

Attachment C - Record of Titles

89

Ngā kaihaina

Signatories

Author

Gulina Monroe - Specialist Technical Statutory Advisor

Authorisers

Taryn Crewe - General Manager Community Facilities

Trina Thompson - Local Area Manager

 

 


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Te Hā Noa - Victoria Street linear park project update

File No.: CP2022/04210

 

  

 

Te take mō te pūrongo

Purpose of the report

1.       To seek final feedback from the Waitematā Local Board on the preliminary design for Te Hā Noa - Victoria Street linear park project, following the finalisation of the public feedback report.

Whakarāpopototanga matua

Executive summary

2.       Te Hā Noa – Victoria Street linear park is a project which will connect the city centre and the waterfront through a green linear park linking Victoria and Albert parks along Victoria Street. This project delivers on the City Centre Masterplan and objectives in the Waitematā Local Board Plans 2017 and 2020.

3.       Auckland Council completed an indicative business case in May 2020 and a detailed business case in May 2021 which are available on the Progress AKL website. The detailed business case recommends that investment in Te Hā Noa – Victoria Street linear park proceeds with a phased approached. It is recommended that stage one comprises the area between Federal Street and Kitchener Street, including the City Rail Link station portals. It also highlights that timing is vital to support the benefits of investment in the City Rail Link including aligning with the opening of the Aotea Station entrances.

4.       Public engagement on the proposed plans for Te Hā Noa – Victoria Street linear park and Wellesley Street Bus Improvements was undertaken as a joint consultation with Auckland Transport from 6 October to 9 November 2021. 143 submissions were received, including from key stakeholder groups, with 73 per cent supportive of the preliminary designs. There was keen support for more planting, the creation of spaces for rest and relaxation, improved connections and facilities for people walking and cycling, and accessible and improved public transport facilities.

5.       The feedback from the public engagement will help in the development of the detailed plans, including more cycle parking at key points and more street furniture providing spaces for rest on the steep grades of Victoria Street. Parking servicing and loading was a frequent topic of feedback from businesses. A midtown loading and servicing plan is being prepared to develop options for the precinct. A list of the updates to the preliminary design following the public consultation are detailed in Attachment A.

6.       Staff are seeking final feedback from the Waitematā Local Board on the preliminary design for Te Hā Noa Victoria Street linear park project, following the public feedback. Staff will continue to have hui with mana whenua throughout the project to ensure effective consultation and partnership.

 

Ngā tūtohunga

Recommendation/s

That the Waitematā Local Board:

a)      provide final feedback on the preliminary design for the Te Hā Noa Victoria Street linear park project following public feedback.

 

Horopaki

Context

7.       The Auckland Council group is delivering the City Centre Masterplan 2020. The recent completion of projects in downtown Auckland, Wynyard Quarter and Karangahape Road are examples of how the council group is working together to create a city that is responding to the way our communities want to live, work and play.

8.       In preparation for the opening of the City Rail Link Aotea Station, designs are being prepared for the area around the entrances to ensure that it is accessible and welcoming for the thousands of people who will use the station every day. Te Hā Noa – Victoria Street linear park project will change the way people experience and travel through midtown, whether on bus, foot, bike, or scooter.

9.       This project delivers on the City Centre Masterplan transformational move 6: The Green Link, a vision to connect the city centre and the waterfront through a green linear park connecting Victoria and Albert parks along Victoria Street as shown in Figure 1. Public consultation on the revised City Centre Masterplan in 2019 indicated that 86 per cent of respondents supported the concept of a green link connecting the city’s open spaces.

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Figure 1. Project area as envisaged in the City Centre Masterplan

Tātaritanga me ngā tohutohu

Analysis and advice

1.       This project is a regional planning activity for the development of the city centre – a key growth area in the Auckland Plan development strategy.

2.       The project is primarily a streetscape upgrade within the road corridor. The primary asset owner and operator for the completed works will be Auckland Transport.

Project purpose statement

3.       The following purpose statement has been developed by the project team and community of practice to guide and underpin our direction and decision making:

“We are transforming Victoria Street to create a thriving public space for movement, rest and recreation, in a way that reflects the unique identity of Tāmaki Makaurau, to enhance the wellbeing of our people, our city and our natural environment.”

 

 

Completion of the investigation phases

4.       The indicative business case was completed in May 2020 and recommends a preferred layout for the full length of the street as well as a staged approach to delivery. The full Te Hā Noa – Victoria Street linear park indicative business case is available on the Progress AKL website.

5.       The detailed business case and concept design for stage one of the project commenced in April 2020 and was completed in April 2021.

6.       The detailed business case recommends that investment in this project proceeds with a phased approached. It is recommended that stage one comprises of the area between Federal Street and Kitchener Street, including the City Rail Link station portals. It also highlights that timing is vital to support the benefits of investment in the City Rail Link including aligning with the opening of the Aotea Station entrances.

Preliminary design phase

7.       The preliminary design phase began in May 2021 and was completed in December 2021 and focused on the area between Albert Street and Kitchener Street. The design is being developed in collaboration with mana whenua to create an attractive public space, with spacious footpaths and areas for social interaction among newly established native trees and vegetation.

8.       The road will be a single lane in each direction with a buffered bi-directional cycle lane on the southern side. New lighting, street furniture and public art will make Te Hā Noa – Victoria Street linear park a safe and enjoyable place for people in the central city. An overview of the preliminary design for both Te Hā Noa – Victoria Street linear park and the Wellesley Street Bus Improvements project was presented to the local board at its 21 September 2021 business meeting ahead of public engagement in October 2021. At this meeting, the board provided initial feedback and requested that staff report back to the local board at the completion of public engagement on the consultation findings and any proposed changes in order for the local board to provide their final feedback (WTM/2021/214):

That the Waitematā Local Board:

a)      provide its tabled feedback on the preliminary design for the Te Hā Noa - Victoria Street linear park project as attached.

b)      request that staff report back to the local board at completion of the public engagement on the consultation findings and any proposed changes in order for the local board to provide their final feedback.’

Engagement

9.       Stakeholder engagement commenced in September 2020 and will continue throughout the project. A promotional project video has been produced and is available on the Progress AKL website. Auckland Council and Auckland Transport carried out a combined engagement and consultation with stakeholders on Te Hā Noa and the Wellesley Street Bus Improvements project.

10.     The two projects have been through various stages of consultation in the development of the separate indicative business cases and detailed business cases. Te Hā Noa – Victoria Street linear park was also included in consultation on the City Centre Masterplan 2012 and its refresh in 2020.

11.     The two projects are interdependent as the outcomes and functions of the two streets complement each other and mutually reinforce progress towards Access for Everyone, Future Connect - Auckland Transport's Network Plan and the City Centre Masterplan.

12.     Joint public engagement with the Wellesley Street Bus Improvements project commenced in early October 2021 and concluded in November 2021. Several activities were carried out to raise awareness of the engagement including:

·      a brochure posted to over 4000 recipients in the midtown area (Attachment B)

·      emails to key stakeholders and businesses in the midtown area

·      Auckland Council and Auckland Transport websites’ ‘have your say’ events

·      a promotional campaign consisting of a social media project video and posters on-site

·      meetings and presentations with Heart of the City and its members, the Auckland City Centre Advisory Board, and the City Rail Link/Link Alliance community network

·      meetings with directly affected businesses on Wellesley Street and Elliott Street, as well as Sky City, Wilson Parking and NDG Asia Pacific.

Summary of feedback from public consultation

13.     The joint consultation was for the first stages of Te Hā Noa Victoria Street linear park between Albert Street and Kitchener Street, and Wellesley Street Bus Improvements project between Albert Street and Queen Street.

Results of the consultation include:

·     143 submissions received covering both projects

·     73 per cent liked the proposed design, other respondents, didn’t like it, didn’t know, or chose other as shown in figure one below:

Figure 2. Responses to the question: what do you think of our proposed design for Te Hā Noa?


 

·     Feedback was grouped into 25 themes for Te Hā Noa – Victoria Street linear park and 22 themes for Wellesley Street Bus Improvements under four topic areas:

–    traffic, service vehicles and buses

–    pedestrians, cyclists, and scooter riders

–    trees, gardens, materials, and design

–    other comments and concerns.

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Figure 3. Topics captured in the consultation feedback

14.     The public feedback report is also available online.

Detailed and final design phase

15.     The detailed design phase for Te Hā Noa commenced in March 2022, with the design expected to be finalised by the end of 2022.

16.     Feedback received during the public engagement will help in developing the detailed plans as attached as Attachment A.

Tauākī whakaaweawe āhuarangi

Climate impact statement

10.     Staff continue to focus on sustainability and climate change outcomes as part of this project. Staff have completed a sustainability development framework for the project, built on existing Auckland Council strategies.

11.     The development of the preferred option as part of preliminary design is based on the project’s sustainability objectives. Collaboration between Auckland Council, Auckland Transport, designers, and contractors ensures that design choices incorporate sustainable practices. These include elements such as green innovations and low-impact sustainable materials which are core to the structure and the layout of the park.

12.     This enables Te Hā Noa - Victoria Street linear park to contribute to Auckland Council’s commitment to the wellbeing of our community and climate action as set out in Te Tāruke-ā-Tāwhiri: Auckland’s Climate Plan.

Ngā whakaaweawe me ngā tirohanga a te rōpū Kaunihera

Council group impacts and views

13.     The project team continues to work closely with Auckland Transport, the Link Alliance and City Rail Link Ltd to ensure alignment with the Victoria Street intersection closure, engagement in midtown, design and construction programmes. 

14.     Several integration groups are currently established across utilities, network operations, cycling and communications and will continue to work together as the projects progress.

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

Local impacts and local board views

15.     Four key benefits of investment from the investment logic map have been identified for Te Hā Noa – Victoria Street linear park which support all six outcomes in the Waitematā Local Board Plan 2020. Table 1 shows this relationship.

 

Table 1: Relationship between project benefits and local board plan outcomes

Benefit statement

Local board plan outcome

1: Increased pedestrian and cycling linkages for movement along and across Victoria Street

Outcome 5: Sustainable transport network that is safe and accessible

2: Activated quality spaces for commercial and recreational activities

Outcome 3: High quality urban development that has accessible, versatile and sustainable public and private spaces

Outcome 6: Waitematā business are sustainable, innovative and prosperous

3. Improved sense of belonging and connection to place

Outcome 1: Māori are empowered, and their identity and culture is visible

Outcome 2: Connected communities that are inclusive, accessible and equitable

4: A healthier and more sustainable city centre

Outcome 4: Waitematā is future-focused, green and resilient to climate change

 

16.     The Waitematā Local Board Plan 2017 notes the board’s support for creating a green Victoria Street Linear Park in line with the City Centre Masterplan. Te Hā Noa – Victoria Street linear park investment supports all six outcomes in the Waitematā Local Board Plan 2020.

17.     Staff received feedback from the local board in September 2021 on the preliminary design for Te Hā Noa – Victoria Street linear park project, ahead of public engagement (WTM/2021/214).

18.     A joint presentation by Auckland Council and Auckland Transport was provided on the public feedback and its findings to the local board at its workshop on 22 March 2022.

Tauākī whakaaweawe Māori

Māori impact statement

19.     A partnership with mana whenua has been fundamental to this project. The project team are regularly holding hui with mana whenua to demonstrate best practice in developing the Te Hā Noa – Victoria Street linear park project. The project process has been gifted a working title from the mana whenua project working group: Te Hā Noa.

20.     Te Hā Noa is to freely experience one’s surroundings, to breathe and acknowledge the sights and sounds whilst journeying within the city centre and the link between Victoria Street Te Koranga and Rangipuke - Albert Park.

21.     A cultural framework for the project has been agreed with mana whenua and continues to guide the project practices, engagement, and design outcomes. This cultural framework remains the intellectual property of mana whenua.

Ngā ritenga ā-pūtea

Financial implications

17.     The total amount of the stage one budget for this project is $60 million and comprises the following approved budgets:

·    Budget allocated in the Long-term Plan 2021-2031 is $50 million. This budget is sufficient to progress design and construction of the area between Queen Street and Albert Street.

·    A further $10 million in funding has been allocated from the city centre targeted rate, phased for financial years 2023/2024 and 2024/2025, to deliver the upgrade of the section between Queen Street and Kitchener Street and continue the single vehicle lane in each direction with bi-directional cycle lane arrangement through to Rangipuke Albert Park.

Ngā raru tūpono me ngā whakamaurutanga

Risks and mitigations

22.     The latest project cost estimates are based on the preliminary design. There is significant cost volatility in the construction markets that could change the project cost. The project team will continue to check the design against the budget to ensure that cost changes are identified as early and accurately as possible in order to deliver within the approved budget.

23.     The developing midtown programme of works (including the areas around the Aotea Station, Victoria Street, Wellesley Street, and Queen Street) comprise complex project interfaces.  Auckland Council, Auckland Transport, Watercare, City Rail Link Limited, and the Link Alliance are continuing to work together to integrate the projects and to minimise disruption during construction.

Ngā koringa ā-muri

Next steps

24.     Staff will consider and incorporate final feedback of the preliminary design from the board as the detailed design phase commences in March 2022.

25.     Feedback from the public engagement phase is being incorporated into the detailed design phase, scheduled for completion late 2022.

26.     Staff will continue to engage with the board as the project progresses through workshops and memos.

Ngā tāpirihanga

Attachments

No.

Title

Page

a

Te Hā Noa design changes post-consultation

107

b

Te Hā Noa and Wellesley Street Bus Improvements consultation brochure

109

Ngā kaihaina

Signatories

Authors

Oliver Smith – Manager Programmes Delivery, Development Programme Office

Tam White – Senior Governance and Relationships Advisor, Development Programmes Office

Authorisers

Barry Potter - Director Infrastructure and Environmental Services

Trina Thompson - Local Area Manager

 

 


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Wellesley Street Bus Improvements Project - Feedback Report

File No.: CP2022/04221

 

  

 

Te take mō te pūrongo

Purpose of the report

1.       To seek local board feedback on plans for Stage One of the Wellesley Street Bus Improvements project.

Whakarāpopototanga matua

Executive summary

2.       Auckland Transport has a preliminary design for stage one of the Wellesley Street Bus Improvements project (Albert Street to Queen Street).

3.       Auckland Council has designs for stage one of Te Hā Noa Victoria Street linear park (Albert Street to Kitchener Street).

4.       Te Hā Noa Victoria Street linear park and the Wellesley Street bus improvements project work together to achieve elements of the City Centre Master Plan.

5.       Auckland Transport and Auckland Council presented the two projects to Waitematā Local Board at a workshop on 14 September 2021.

6.       Auckland Transport and Auckland Council undertook a joint consultation on the two projects between 6 October and 9 November 2021. The Waitematā Local Board made a submission in November 2021 to this consultation and details are included in this report.

7.       On 22 March 2022, the Waitematā Local Board was briefed by the project teams about the outcome.

8.       This report requests the local board provide their final feedback about Stage One of the Wellesley Street Bus Improvements project following the release of the public feedback report and taking into account changes that are planned as a result of previous feedback, see Attachment A.

 

Ngā tūtohunga

Recommendation/s

That the Waitematā Local Board:

a)      provide final feedback to Auckland Transport in respect to the preliminary design for Stage One of the Wellesley Street Bus Improvements project.

 

Horopaki

Context

9.       Te Hā Noa Victoria Street linear park project represents a key step forward in the revitalisation of the city centre and achieving the vision of the City Centre Master Plan, which was adopted by the Planning Committee in March 2020.

10.     The increasing urgency for investment in this area of the city centre is being driven by strong community support for the City Centre Masterplan 2020 and the planned opening of the City Rail Link’s Aotea Station in 2024.

11.     Changing the form and function of Victoria Street, which was a major public transport hub prior to the closure of the intersection of Victoria Street and Albert Street is required to allow for the City Rail Link work to progress, required moving facilities to Wellesley Street.

12.     The Wellesley Street Bus Improvements project therefore is integrated with and supports Te Hā Noa Victoria Street linear park and together they deliver on the City Centre Masterplan.

13.     Wellesley Street Bus Improvements construction is planned in stages. Stage One is focused on the section between Albert Street and Queen Street, adjacent to the City Rail Link’s midtown station entrance. See the map in Fig 1 below.

Fig 1: The extent of Wellesley Street Bus Improvements

14.     Construction of Stage One is aligned with City Rail Link construction, minimising disruption in the city. When complete, the Wellesley Street Bus Improvements project will provide improved amenity, safety, comfort and facilities for public transport users and pedestrians along the length of Wellesley Street between Victoria Park and Grafton Gully. It will deliver a high-quality urban realm to support a dynamic and growing city centre. The new bus routes are shown below in Fig 2.

Fig. 2: Expected bus routes 2028 (Bus Reference Case).

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15.     On 14 September 2022, Auckland Council and Auckland Transport officers workshopped Te Hā Noa Victoria Street linear park and the preliminary design for Stage One of the Wellesley Street Bus Improvements project with Waitematā Local Board.

16.     After this workshop Waitematā Local Board provided draft feedback on both projects, which has been considered by the project team.

17.     Then there was a period of public engagement about both projects. The plans discussed with the public are included as Attachment B.

Tātaritanga me ngā tohutohu

Analysis and advice

18.     Public engagement around the plans for Te Hā Noa Victoria Street linear park and the preliminary plans for the Wellesley Street Bus Improvements project was undertaken as a joint consultation, starting on 6 October and closing on 9 November 2021 (a five-week consultation period).

19.     The engagement included activities to raise awareness of the engagement such as:

i.    A brochure posted to over 4000 recipients in the midtown area.

ii.   An email to a database of key stakeholders and businesses in the midtown area.

iii.   Web pages on both Auckland Council and Auckland Transport websites.

iv.  A promotional campaign consisting of social media and posters on site.

v.   Meetings and presentations with Heart of the City and its members, the Auckland City Centre Advisory Board, and the City Rail Link/Link Alliance community network.

vi.  Auckland Transport also held a number of one-on-one meetings, and some joint meetings with Auckland Council, with directly affected businesses on Wellesley Street and in Elliott Street.

20.     The public feedback report is now available. Auckland Transport and Auckland Council presented this report and its findings to the local board on 22 March 2022.

 

Summary of public feedback

21.     The engagement received 143 responses, a combination of hard copy and online surveys, for both Te Hā Noa Victoria Street linear park and the preliminary plans for the Wellesley Street Bus Improvements project.

22.     In response to the feedback received for the Wellesley Street Bus Improvements project, the following changes to the design are proposed to be addressed through the next stages of the design work:

a.   Bus shelters

i.    Shelters will be glazed for visual permeability, safety, light penetration and visibility of the businesses behind.​

ii.   Shelters will have advertising panels to ends only.​

iii.   Seating under the shelters will be maximised.

iv.  Feasibility of creating flat areas under the shelters for people waiting in wheelchairs or with prams etc., will be assessed in the next design stage.​

b.   Cycling and active mode facilities

v.   Space for cycle and active mode parking will be available at key locations on the street

c.   Drinking fountain

vi.  Feasibility of introducing drinking fountains will be assessed during the next stage of design.

d.   Street furniture

vii.  New seating under existing street trees will be maximised, whilst maintaining the required clear pedestrian movement zones

Tauākī whakaaweawe āhuarangi

Climate impact statement

23.     Public transport that is easily available and pleasant to use supports the transition of more Aucklanders from cars to other modes of transport. Te Hā Noa and the Wellesley Street Bus Improvements project should be seen as an integrated approach to supporting the City Rail Link, Auckland’s biggest public transport project.

24.     By providing additional amenity for bus customers, making the transition between bus and train easier, and prioritising buses in the section of Wellesley Street between Albert and Queen Streets, we expect more people to choose public transport over driving, reducing carbon emissions.

Ngā whakaaweawe me ngā tirohanga a te rōpū Kaunihera

Council group impacts and views

25.     This is an integrated project: Auckland Council and Auckland Transport working together to achieve the goals of the City Centre Master Plan and support the City Rail Link.

26.     This report has been reviewed by the Te Hā Noa project’s team before being submitted.

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

Local impacts and local board views

27.     The projects have continuously worked with the Waitematā Local Board throughout the planning process and the local board has provided preliminary feedback. This report is to request that the local board formalises its final feedback in the public forum.

28.     The Waitematā Local Board indicated in a submission through the consultation process in November 2021 general support for the project. The local board also provided requests for more shade trees, pedestrian amenities, restroom signage, and designs which prioritise safety with good visibility, lighting, and CCTV.  A full copy of the local board’s submission is provided in Attachment A, page 64. 

29.     This report is to request that the local board formalises its final feedback in the public forum.

Tauākī whakaaweawe Māori

Māori impact statement

30.      We are working with mana whenua to establish cultural narratives that are relevant to this project as a whole, and to identify opportunities to articulate those narratives into the design for the project.  This work in partnership with Mana Whenua will continue through the next design phase.

Ngā ritenga ā-pūtea

Financial implications

31.     There are no financial implications for local boards for providing feedback on the preliminary design.

Ngā raru tūpono me ngā whakamaurutanga

Risks and mitigations

32.     Without feedback from the Waitematā Local Board the project team does not have a mandate from the local community’s elected representatives to progress the design towards the detailed design and the delivery stages.

33.     The two projects will impact business owners and residents in an area that has seen heavy construction activity over the past few years. Construction fatigue is expected and the project teams will continue to work closely with directly affected stakeholders and businesses to mitigate, as much as is possible, concerns around the construction stage of the project.  Coordinating the timing of this construction work to be concurrent with CRL will help to mitigate ongoing disruption to the city.

34.     This project is not removing any parking for loading and servicing. Those changes occurred in mid-2021, when the Wellesley Street/Albert Street intersection reopened, and the Victoria Street/Albert Street intersection closed for City Rail Link construction. At this time, Auckland Transport permanently rerouted all midtown across town bus services to Wellesley Street and removed all parking / loading zones on Wellesley Street between Albert St – Queen St.

35.     Auckland Transport know that loading and servicing is an important issue in the city centre and on-going concern for businesses and residents. As a result, a Midtown Loading and Servicing Plan is currently being developed with input from key business and resident stakeholders.

Ngā koringa ā-muri

Next steps

36.     Based on feedback received from the local board and taking into account the feedback received through the public engagement period, Auckland Transport will progress with a detailed design for the project. This will occur between June and December 2022.

37.     Construction planning will also start, ensuring the project is coordinated with other projects, including planning traffic management and ensuring the impacts on businesses are minimised. This will occur between June 2022 and August 2023.

38.     Construction is expected to start in the third quarter of 2023

39.     Construction is expected to be complete by the end of 2024.

 

Ngā tāpirihanga

Attachments

No.

Title

Page

a

Wellesley Street Bus Improvements project and Te Hā Noa Victoria Street linear park public feedback report

125

b

Wellesley Street Bus Improvements project Stage One preliminary design

263

     

Ngā kaihaina

Signatories

Author

Ben Stallworthy, Elected Member Relationship Partner

Authorisers

Stephen Rainbow, Community Engagement Manager, Central Hub

Trina Thompson - Local Area Manager

 

 


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12 April 2022

 

 

Reallocation of budget for work programme 2021/2022

File No.: CP2022/04202

 

  

 

Te take mō te pūrongo

Purpose of the report

1.       To approve the reallocation of $78,709 in the 2021/2022 work programme arising from received film revenue and cancelled events due to COVID-19.

Whakarāpopototanga matua

Executive summary

2.       The Waitematā Local Board approved its work programme 2021/2022 in June 2021 (WTM/2021/128-133).

3.       When changes to the costing and delivery of the work programme occur, reallocating unspent funds ensures the local board’s locally driven initiatives operational budget is optimised.

4.       The following activities within the work programme were cancelled due to COVID19 and are now marked as underspends for the 2021/2022 financial year:

a)         ID 554: Parnell Festival of Roses - $39,400

b)         ID 552: Event Partnership Fund Waitematā - $24,309

5.       During the 2020/2021 financial year, Auckland Unlimited collected $31,837 of revenue related to filming in the Waitemata Local Board area. $15,000 remains unallocated after previous allocations as part of the Waitematā Local Board Quarter 2 report (WTM/2022/8).

6.       Staff recommend the remaining film revenue and underspends are allocated to projects that can be completed by the end of the 2021/2022 financial year. The total budget available to be reallocated is $78,709.

7.       Staff recommend the $78,709 is reallocated to support new and existing activities within the Waitematā Local Board Work Programme 2021/2022:

a)         ID 555: Community Grants Waitematā - $23,709

b)         ID 540: Placemaking Waitematā, Gardens, Food, & Sustainability - $10,000

c)         NEW: Bike Hub Queen’s Wharf - $15,000

d)         NEW: Western Springs Association Football Club - $30,000

 

Ngā tūtohunga

Recommendation/s

That the Waitematā Local Board:

a)      approve the reallocation of $78,709 from the ID 554 Parnell Festival of Roses and ID552 Event Partnership Fund underspend and the remaining Auckland Council filming revenue towards the following activities:

i)       ID 555: Community Grants Waitematā - $23,709

ii)       NEW: Bike Hub Queen’s Wharf - $15,000

iii)      ID 540: Placemaking Waitematā, Gardens, Food, & Sustainability - $10,000

iv)      NEW: Western Springs Association Football Club - $30,000

 

Horopaki

Context

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8.       The Waitematā Local Board approved its work programme 2021/2022 in June 2021 (WTM/2021/128-133).

9.       The local board receives quarterly performance updates on the work programme throughout the year. The last report was presented at the February 2022 business meeting.

10.     Resource and costs can change through the delivery of the work programme. Reallocating underspent funds provides a means for optimising the local board’s locally driven initiatives operational expenditure budget. 

11.     Unspent operational expenditure can be reallocated across departments, but must remain as an operational expenditure (i.e., it cannot not be used as capital expenditure), and should be reallocated on the basis that delivery can be achieved before the end of the financial year.

12.     Any budget reallocated in the current financial year must be spent by 30 June 2022 otherwise it will be treated as savings.

Tātaritanga me ngā tohutohu

Analysis and advice

13.     There is currently $78,709 identified in the operational work programme for the 2021/2022 financial year that is available to be reallocated.

14.     The following table provides the identified areas and reasons for underspend.

  Table 1: Work programme underspend

ID

Work programme name

Activity name

Reason for underspend

Underspend

amount

554

Customer and Community Services

Parnell Festival of Roses

Due to COVID-19 restrictions this event did not proceed

$39,400

552

Customer and Community Services

Event Partnership Fund Waitematā

Due to COVID-19 restrictions, events under this programme did not proceed (Grey Lynn Park Festival, Buskers International Festival, Doc Edge). Funding for Festival Italiano and Franklin Road Lights will be carried forward for use in the 2022/2023 Financial Year.

$24,309

Auckland Unlimited

Customer and Community Services

Film Revenue

During the 2020/2021 financial year, Auckland Unlimited collected $31,837 of revenue related to filming in the Waitematā Local Board area. This funding is now available to be allocated to other operating projects in 2021/2022. After previous reallocations from the Quarterly 2 Report (WTM/2022/8) there is $15,000 remaining.

$15,000

 

 

 

TOTAL

$78,709

 

Proposed reallocations

15.     Staff consulted with relevant council departments regarding the funding available for allocation. Programme leads provided additional budget requests which informed the proposed recommendations.

16.     Staff recommend prioritising the following activities for the available budget for allocations, which can be delivered by the end of the 2021/2022 financial year. The table below lists these activities and how the additional budget would be used.

 

  Table 2: Proposed activities to reallocate budget

ID

Work programme name

Activity name

Activity description / how budget will be spent

Reallocation

amount

555

Customer and Community Services

Community Grants Waitematā

$150,003 is currently allocated for the 2021/2022 Financial Year between Local Grants and Quick Response Grants. Additional funding would further support provision of community grants, particularly towards Quick Response Round Two closing 13 May 2022. Grants Advisory have not requested a specific amount for topping up the Community Grants budget but note the programme is often heavily oversubscribed. Decisions of the Local Board will be sought in May and June respectively towards grant allocations.

$23,709

540

Customer and Community Services

Placemaking Waitematā, Gardens, Food, & Sustainability

Planning and delivery of a composting facility at Frances Reserve in partnership with Grey Lynn 2030 / Kelmarna Gardens and Auckland Council Connected Communities. Parks, Sports, and Recreation have since met with the community group and are in support of this project noting the proposed location would be suitable for the scope of this project. The request for additional budget is for high-grade composting bins that are pest-resistant against rats. $5,000 is currently allocated for this project.

$10,000

NEW

Infrastructure and Environment Services

Bike Hub Queen’s Wharf (NEW Project)

Support operation of a community-supported bike hub at Queen’s Wharf. The total cost of this project is estimated at $75,000 with $25,000 being sought from the local board, and the remainder coming from Auckland Transport, and the City Centre Targeted Rate. This project intends to provide repair and maintenance services along with educational workshops catering to cycle users. The proposed budget will allow the hub to be open Thursday to Sunday 10am – 4pm and covers the cost of a paid coordinator with bike service expertise. The site is intended to be open by mid-April and be open initially for one to two years. Department staff recommend allocating $15,000 in 2021/2022 to fast-track the bike hub operations ahead of the 2022/2023 Financial Year. A further $10,000 will be sought from the local board as part of its 2022/2023 work programme to complete this project.

$15,000

NEW

Customer and Community Services

Western Springs Association Football Club – 180 Seddon Fields (NEW project)

Contribute towards clubroom upgrades to ensure the facilities at Seddon Fields are compliant for FIFA Women’s World Cup 2023 and the future use of the facility. Due to this facility being a community-owned asset and not applicable for capital expenditure funding, funding from operational expenditure via partnership funding agreement is the recommended approach.

$30,000

 

 

 

TOTAL

$78,709

 

17.     The request of $30,000 allocated towards Western Springs Association Football Club (WSAFC) will be delivered by way of a partnership funding agreement, noting the facility is owned by the football club on a ground lease with Auckland Council, the asset owner of Seddon Fields.

18.     The facility and grounds at Seddon Fields have been identified by FIFA as an ideal training venue and base camp for participating teams but requires compliance upgrades to ensure it is fit-for-purpose. There is a focus on gender-neutral outcomes for the entire facility along with FIFA compliant non-stick flooring. Local Board funding is also intended to be used for improvements to the female-player experience under WSAFC, which currently has a large female player programme.

19.     Local Board funding for this project would supplement funding from the wider Auckland Council group, central government, and New Zealand Football.

20.     An organic regenerative farming mentoring programme proposed by For the Love of Bees (FTLOB) Community Group has also been considered for funding, however at this time department staff from Connected Communities, Community Facilities, Parks, Sports & Recreation, and Infrastructure and Environmental Services recommend that this project is a lower priority to receive funding.

21.     Locally Driven Initiative and Regional funding already supports existing sustainability, mentoring, and community gardening objectives via several projects, including but not limited to:

·    ID 855: Waitematā Waste Away

·    ID 540: Placemaking Waitematā, Gardens, Food, & Sustainability

·    Regional: Compost Collective contracts, funded by Auckland Council

 

Tauākī whakaaweawe āhuarangi

Climate impact statement

22.     The recommended reallocation of budget supports:

·    establishing a composting facility which reduces waste sent to landfills each year

·    operating a bike hub which encourages active modes of transport and a reduction in carbon emissions from the use of cars.

23.     These actions contribute to the objectives of Te Tāruke-ā-Tāwhiri: Auckland's Climate Plan, Waitematā Low Carbon Communities, and the Waste Management and Minimisation Plan by reducing waste, reducing carbon footprints, and lowering emissions.

Ngā whakaaweawe me ngā tirohanga a te rōpū Kaunihera

Council group impacts and views

24.     Approval of the work programme 2021/2022 considered council group impacts and views. 

25.     Staff consulted with the relevant council departments regarding the recommended reallocations. The proposed figures were provided by the relevant work programme leads.

26.     The Customer and Community Services – Community Grants department staff did not provide a specific amount for consideration since the grants programme is still ongoing.  They would be able to utilise any additional funding. 

27.     The proposed activities for reallocation have the potential to be delivered in future work programme years if the local board chooses not to reallocate existing underspend for the 2021/2022 Financial Year.

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

Local impacts and local board views

28.     The reallocation of funding supports optimising delivery of the local board’s work programme 2021/2022.

29.     Local board views are sought through the recommended approval of this report.

Tauākī whakaaweawe Māori

Māori impact statement

30.     Māori views were considered when adopting the 2021/2022 work programme.

31.     No impacts have been identified resulting from the recommended reallocation of budget.

Ngā ritenga ā-pūtea

Financial implications

32.     Reallocating funding optimises the locally driven initiatives (LDI) operational budget and delivery of the work programme 2021/2022.

33.     Should the local board choose not to support the reallocation of the funding from the initiatives identified above, the funding would become budget savings at the end of the financial year.

34.     The total funding commitment sought from the local board for the Bike Hub is $25,000. Should the local board choose to allocate $15,000 towards the Bike Hub project they will need to allocate an additional $10,000 in the 2022/2023 Work Programme to ensure this project can be completed.

Ngā raru tūpono me ngā whakamaurutanga

Risks and mitigations

35.     There is a low risk that there may still be underspend by the end of the financial year even if the budget is reallocated. This risk is mitigated by optimising use of underspend when identified, such as through this report. 

36.     COVID-19 may interrupt the ability to deliver work programme activities. Staff will signal to the local board at earliest opportunity and disruptions. Departments will adapt work programme activities for delivery where feasible.

Ngā koringa ā-muri

Next steps

37.     Staff will notify any relevant departments of the local board’s decision and reallocate budget accordingly.

38.     Any formal changes will be reflected in the Waitematā Local Board 2021/2022 work programme. Any variations will be reflected from the Quarter 3 performance report onwards.

 

Ngā tāpirihanga

Attachments

There are no attachments for this report.    

Ngā kaihaina

Signatories

Author

Nick Palmisano - Local Board Advisor

Authoriser

Trina Thompson - Local Area Manager

 

 


Waitematā Local Board

12 April 2022

 

 

Local board feedback on the draft 2021 Regional Parks Management Plan

File No.: CP2022/03999

 

  

 

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 (draft plan) hearings panel.

Whakarāpopototanga matua

Executive summary

2.       The Parks, Arts, Community and Events (PACE) Committee approved the draft 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. A summary of the submissions received is in Attachment A and submitters identified by local board area are in Attachment D. Local boards can use Attachment D to find local board specific submissions on the review’s hearings page[4].

3.       The draft 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.

4.       The draft 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.

5.       In preparing the draft 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.

6.       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 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.

7.       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.

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

9.       Across all submissions a large variety of comments were received, between them commenting on all chapters of the draft plan, with varying levels of support and criticism.

 

Ngā tūtohunga

Recommendation/s

That the Waitematā Local Board:

a)      receive the public feedback on the draft 2021 Regional Parks Management Plan

b)      provide formal feedback on the draft 2021 Regional Park Management Plan to the hearings panel

c)       appoint one or more local board members to speak to the hearings panel on the boards feedback in b) on 9 May 2022.

 

Horopaki

Context

10.     The 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.

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

12.     In August 2020 the PACE committee notified an intention to prepare a new plan (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.

13.     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 plan and provide feedback to the hearings panel. Interested local boards held workshops earlier in April 2022 prior to this business meeting.

14.     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.

15.     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).

16.     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.

17.     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.

18.     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.

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

20.     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 Regional Parks Management Plan

The draft plan covers 28 regional parks with some exclusions

21.     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

22.     Local boards provided 245 suggestion points, which were considered in drafting the plan (see Attachments B and C).

23.     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.

24.     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

25.     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.

26.     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

27.     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.

28.     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.

29.     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

30.     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.

31.     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

32.     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.

33.     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.

34.     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

35.     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.

36.     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

 

37.     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.

38.     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.

39.     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.

Tauākī whakaaweawe āhuarangi

Climate impact statement

40.     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

41.     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.

42.     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

43.     A summary of all the submissions received from the community and organisations is in Attachment A.

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

45.     A list of submitters by local board area (where known) is in Attachment D.

46.     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.

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

Tauākī whakaaweawe Māori

Māori impact statement

48.     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.

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

50.     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.

51.     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).

52.     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.

53.     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.

54.     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.

55.     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 (PAC/2021/61).

56.     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.

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

Ngā ritenga ā-pūtea

Financial implications

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

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

60.     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

61.     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 Long-term Plan 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

62.     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.

63.     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

Summary of submissions to the draft plan (Under Separate Cover)

 

b

Local board input to the preparation of the draft plan

285

c

Summary of response to local board input

299

d

Submitters identified by local board area

301

     

Ngā kaihaina

Signatories

Author

Jo Mackay - Project Manager

Authorisers

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

Claudia Wyss - Director Customer and Community Services

Trina Thompson - Local Area Manager

 

 


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Auckland Transport - Activities in the Road Corridor Bylaw 2022

File No.: CP2022/03998

 

  

 

Te take mō te pūrongo

Purpose of the report

1.       To seek local board feedback 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 Waitematā 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.

Horopaki

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 and the full draft bylaw is included as Attachment B.

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.

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.

 

Ngā tāpirihanga

Attachments

No.

Title

Page

a

Quick guide – Activities in the road corridor bylaw 2022

321

b

Draft bylaw – Activities in the road corridor

327

c

Consultation report – Activities in the road corridor

349

     

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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 - GM Local Board Services

Trina Thompson - Local Area Manager

 

 


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12 April 2022

 

 

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12 April 2022

 

 

Submission on central government’s proposals to transform recycling in Aotearoa

File No.: CP2022/04088

 

  

 

Te take mō te pūrongo

Purpose of the report

1.       To outline the opportunity and process for local board members to give feedback on the Ministry for the            Environment’s consultation document: Te kapanoni i te hangarua: Transforming recycling.

Whakarāpopototanga matua

Executive summary

2.       On 13 March 2022, the Ministry for the Environment released its consultation document on proposals to transform recycling in Aotearoa/New Zealand.

3.       The consultation document seeks feedback on the following three proposals:

i)    a container return scheme that encourages people to return their empty beverage containers for recycling

ii)   improvements to household kerbside recycling, including nationwide standardised material collections and urban food scraps collection

iii)  separation of food scraps from general waste for all businesses.

4.       Approval of the submission is proposed to be delegated by the Parks, Arts, Community and Events Committee at its 7 April 2022 meeting to two councillors and an Independent Māori Statutory Board representative.

5.       Waste Solutions staff will lead the development of Auckland Council’s submission which is due to the Ministry for the Environment by 8 May 2022.

6.       Auckland Council’s submission will be developed based on policy positions articulated in relevant council strategy, such as Te Mahere Whakahaere me te Whakaiti Tukunga Para i Tāmaki Makaurau 2018 – Auckland Waste Management and Minimisation Plan 2018 and other recent council submissions on government policy relating to waste management and minimisation.

7.       Feedback provided by local boards through the development of the Waste Plan 2018 and other related recent submissions on government policy will inform the overall direction of the submission.

8.       Local boards can provide formal feedback by 5.00pm on 21 April 2022 to inform the council’s submission or by 5.00pm on 4 May 2022 to be appended to the council’s submission.

 

Ngā tūtohunga

Recommendation/s

That the Waitematā Local Board:

a)      provide feedback on the Ministry for the Environment’s consultation document: Te kapanoni i te hangarua: Transforming recycling discussion document to inform the council’s draft submission.

 

Horopaki

Context

9.       On 13 March 2022, the Ministry for the Environment released its consultation document, Te kawe i te haepapa para: Te kapanoni i te hangarua: Transforming recycling.

10.     The document covers three proposals:

i)    a container return scheme that encourages people to return their empty beverage containers for recycling

ii)   improvements to household kerbside recycling, including nationwide standardised material collections and urban food scraps collection

iii)  separation of food scraps from general waste for all businesses.

11.     These are part of the wider Ministry for the Environment work programme including:

·      a new waste strategy and associated legislation

·      implementation of the 2021 National Plastics Action Plan

·      the increase and expansion of the waste levy

·      reducing greenhouse gas emissions from organic wastes via a proposed Emissions Reduction Plan.

12.     The reasons for the changes include the need to:

·      substantially increase our recycling rates noting that Aotearoa/New Zealand only recycles and composts about one-third of materials we place on the kerbside, with the rest going to landfills (many countries recycle two-thirds)

·      reduce carbon emissions noting that the waste sector contributed around four per cent of our total greenhouse gas emissions in 2019, and around nine per cent of biogenic methane emissions.

13.     Recent Auckland Council submissions to the Ministry for the Environment on waste related topics have supported development of a new waste strategy and legislation, developed in partnership with Māori, to move to a circular economy.

14.     The council has been a long-time advocate for a national container return scheme, and co-led work with Marlborough District Council in 2020 to co-design a scheme with a wide range of sector stakeholders. The council has also supported work to standardise kerbside collections and highlighted the importance of reducing carbon emissions from organic waste in our recent submissions.

Timeframe

15.     Submissions close on 8 May 2022. A delegated authority to approve the council’s submission is being sought in advance because the submission will be due before the next the Environment and Climate Change Committee meeting.

16.     The Ministry for the Environment has provided indicative timeframes for the proposals:

·      2025 for implementation of the Container Return Scheme

·      2024-2030 for various requirements related to kerbside collections

·      2025-2030 for businesses in metropolitan areas to separate their food waste depending on availability of processing facilities.

17.     These timeframes are subject to decisions on each proposal, together with other decisions pending and initiatives already underway. For example, decisions on whether to enact regulation under current legislation or wait until new legislation is in force.

 

 

Tātaritanga me ngā tohutohu

Analysis and advice

Proposal 1: a container return scheme

18.     A container return scheme (CRS) is proposed to incentivise people to return their empty beverage containers for recycling and/or refilling in exchange for a 20 cent per container refundable deposit.

19.     A CRS could increase beverage container recovery to 85 per cent or higher, increasing the number of containers recycled annually by over one billion.

20.     The scheme should reduce the large amount of recyclable material lost to landfill, reduce litter and emissions, and support a circular economy in recycling and reuse options.

21.     A snapshot of the proposal is included in Attachment A.

Proposal 2: improvements to household kerbside recycling

22.     The proposal includes two core proposals to improve household kerbside recycling:

i)    collecting a standard set of materials across the country to reduce confusion and improve the quality and quantity of collected recycling

ii)   all urban populations to have a kerbside food scraps collection to reduce climate emissions and recycle nutrients back to the soil.

23.     It also includes four supporting areas of improvement:

i)    requirement for both council and private-sector reporting on household kerbside collections

ii)   setting targets/performance standards for councils; being a minimum baseline performance and a high achieving target for kerbside diversion

iii)  separate collection of glass and paper/cardboard; and

iv)  require all councils to provide a kerbside recycling collection to urban households.

24.     A snapshot of the proposal is included in Attachment B.

Proposal 3: separation of food scraps for all businesses

25.     This proposal is to require all businesses to collect food waste separately from other waste materials in order to reduce climate emissions and recycle nutrients back into our soil. Food waste diverted from landfills can be used to feed animals, improve soil quality and generate energy.

26.     Feedback is sought on the different ways a requirement to separate food waste could be introduced and how it would affect businesses. A snapshot of the proposal is included in Attachment C.

Auckland Council’s position on the proposal

27.     The council’s submission will be developed based on policy positions articulated in related plans and strategies together with evidence and data from subject matter experts from across the council family, and input from previous mana whenua engagement and public submissions.

28.     Auckland Council’s position on waste management is guided by Te Mahere Whakahaere me te Whakaiti Tukunga Para i Tāmaki Makaurau – Auckland Waste Management and Minimisation Plan 2018 (‘the Waste Plan 2018’), and Te Tāruke-ā-Tāwhiri: Auckland’s Climate Plan.

29.     The Waste Plan 2018 is guided by the vision ‘Auckland aspires to be Zero Waste by 2040, taking care of people and the environment and turning waste into resources’ and sets out over 100 actions to achieve this vision. It continues a zero-waste vision that was originally set out in Auckland Council’s first Waste Minimisation and Management Plan 2012.

30.     Staff will also advise the Waste Advisory Political Advisory Group of the consultation and offer an opportunity to input. Input will also be sought from mana whenua through the Infrastructure and Environmental Services Mana Whenua Kaitiaki Forum.

31.     Staff are also contacting the Independent Māori Statutory Board and Tāmaki Makaurau Kaitiaki Forum to alert them to this proposal and the opportunity to provide input.

Timeframe for consultation on Transforming Recycling 

Milestone

Date

Discussion document released

14 March 2022

Deadline for incorporated feedback

21 April 2022

Deadline for appended feedback

4 May 2022

Consultation period closes

8 May 2022

Decision-making on proposals

Later this year

Further material

32.     Relevant strategies and existing agreed positions in the council’s recent submissions are mainly from:

a)   Te Mahere Whakahaere me te Whakaiti Tukunga Para i Tāmaki Makaurau – Auckland Waste Management and Minimisation Plan 2018  

b)   Te Tāruke-ā-Tāwhiri: Auckland’s Climate Plan

Tauākī whakaaweawe āhuarangi

Climate impact statement

33.     The disposal and treatment of waste comprises around four per cent of Aotearoa’s gross greenhouse gas emissions. The main sources include organic waste, wastewater treatment, incineration and open burning, and biological waste treatment (composting).

34.     The Transforming Recycling proposal includes measures to divert organic waste going to landfill, in alignment with the proposed Emissions Reduction Plan. The outcomes from this consultation, including potential diversion of food scraps by businesses, will influence Auckland’s ability to achieve its regional emissions reduction targets of halving emissions by 2030 and reaching net zero emissions by 2050, as adopted by the council through Te Tāruke-ā-Tāwhiri: Auckland’s Climate Plan.

Ngā whakaaweawe me ngā tirohanga a te rōpū Kaunihera

Council group impacts and views

35.     Feedback from relevant council departments and Council Controlled Organisations on the draft submission will be sought. The council-group was involved in establishing existing council positions.

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

Local impacts and local board views

36.     The proposals would impact on a range of council services such as kerbside collections and litter services, our work in supporting community initiatives including the resource recovery network, and programmes to raise public awareness and education amongst others. The proposals would have wider impacts on environmental outcomes and economic costs and opportunities including local opportunities to support a circular economy.

37.     Local board views will be sought on the draft submission and either incorporated within the report or appended to the submission, depending on when they are able to provide their views. Local boards provided strong direction through the development of the Waste Plan 2018 and other related recent submissions on government policy and these views will inform the overall direction of the submission.

Tauākī whakaaweawe Māori

Māori impact statement

38.     Staff have contacted the Independent Māori Statutory Board, Tāmaki Makaurau Kaitiaki Forum and the Infrastructure and Environmental Services Mana Whenua Kaitiaki Forum to alert them to this proposal and the opportunity to input.

39.      The consultation document outlines opportunities for iwi involvement in the management of recycling schemes as well as job or entrepreneurial opportunities in the provision of the container return scheme. We will work with iwi to advocate for these types of opportunities in our submission. This aligns with the IMSB’s 2021 Schedule of Issues of Significance for Māori for council to identify Māori social procurement opportunities including in recycling and waste management.

40.     Feedback expressed on previous related discussions and submissions, including consultation undertaken in 2021 on the submission to the Ministry for the Environment on a new waste strategy and legislation, will be incorporated into the development of this submission.

Ngā ritenga ā-pūtea

Financial implications

41.     The submission can be developed as part of business-as-usual central government advocacy activity.

42.     Potential financial implications of the proposals for the council will be considered as part of the council’s submission.

Ngā raru tūpono me ngā whakamaurutanga

Risks and mitigations

43.     There is minimal risk in making a submission on the Ministry’s consultation document.

44.     Potential risks to the council arising from implementation of proposals will be considered as part of the council’s submission. 

Ngā koringa ā-muri

Next steps

45.     Local board resolutions on the Transforming Recycling submission/draft will be included in the Auckland Council submission on this matter.

46.     Below are the key dates for input into the submission:

·      5.00pm on 21 April 2022: deadline for feedback to be considered in the council’s submission. Formal feedback to inform the council’s submission needs to be returned to Jacob van der Poel (Jacob.vanderpoel@aucklandcouncil.govt.nz)

·      5.00pm on 4 May 2022: final date for any formal local board feedback to be appended to the submission. Formal feedback to inform the council’s submission needs to be returned to Jacob van der Poel

·      as there is no Environment and Climate Change Committee meeting scheduled before the due date for submissions a committee report is being prepared to seek approval from the Parks, Arts, Community and Events Committee meeting on 7 April 2022. This will seek delegated authority for two councillors and a member of the Independent Māori Statutory Board for the approval of the council’s submission

·      the final submission is due to the Ministry for the Environment by 8 May 2022. A copy of the final submission will be provided to all elected members, local board members, and the Independent Māori Statutory Board once submitted.

 

Ngā tāpirihanga

Attachments

No.

Title

Page

a

Container Return Scheme: Snapshot of the consultation Wellington: Ministry for the Environment

363

b

Te whakapiki i te hangarua paeara ā-kāinga Improvements to household kerbside recycling: A Snapshot Wellington: Ministry for the Environment

371

c

Te whakawehe i ngā para kai ā-pakihi Separation of business food waste

377

     

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Signatories

Author

Jacob van der Poel - Advisor Operations and Policy

Authorisers

Carol Hayward - Team Leader Operations and Policy

Louise Mason - GM Local Board Services

Trina Thompson - Local Area Manager

 

 


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Chairperson's report

File No.: CP2022/03710

 

  

 

Te take mō te pūrongo

Purpose of the report

1.       To provide the opportunity for the local board chair to provide an update on projects, meetings and other initiatives relevant to the local board’s interests.

Whakarāpopototanga matua

Executive summary

2.       An opportunity for the Waitematā Local Board Chair to update the local board on activities he has been involved in since the last meeting.

3.       In accordance with Standing Order 2.4.7, the chair may, by way of report, bring any matter to the attention of a meeting of the local board or its committees that is within their role or function to consider.

 

Ngā tūtohunga

Recommendation/s

That the Waitematā Local Board:

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

 

Ngā tāpirihanga

Attachments

No.

Title

Page

a

Chair Northey Board Report April 2022

385

     

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Signatories

Author

Gabriel Ford - Democracy Advisor

Authoriser

Trina Thompson - Local Area Manager

 

 


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Board member reports

File No.: CP2022/03711

 

  

 

Te take mō te pūrongo

Purpose of the report

1.       To provide an opportunity for the local board’s elected members to update the Waitematā Local Board on matters they have been involved in following the previous month’s meeting and other matters of interest to the board.

Whakarāpopototanga matua

Executive summary

2.       An opportunity for members of the Waitematā Local Board to provide a written or verbal update on their activities for the month or any other matter they wish to raise with the board.

3.       This is an information item, and it is optional for board members to provide a written board member report for inclusion in the agenda.

 

Ngā tūtohunga

Recommendation/s

That the Waitematā Local Board:

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

 

Ngā tāpirihanga

Attachments

No.

Title

Page

a

Deputy Chair Bonham Report April 2022

401

b

Member Gunthorp Report April 2022

407

     

Ngā kaihaina

Signatories

Author

Gabriel Ford - Democracy Advisor

Authoriser

Trina Thompson - Local Area Manager

 

 


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Governance Forward Work Calendar

File No.: CP2022/03712

 

  

 

Te take mō te pūrongo

Purpose of the report

1.       To present the Waitematā Local Board with the updated governance forward work calendar.

Whakarāpopototanga matua

Executive summary

2.       This report contains the governance forward work calendar, a schedule of items that will come before the Waitematā Local Board at business meetings and workshops over the coming months.

3.       The governance forward work calendar for the local board is included in Attachment A to the agenda report.

4.       The calendar aims to support local boards’ governance role by:

• ensuring advice on agendas and workshop material is driven by local board priorities

• clarifying what advice is required and when

• clarifying the rationale for reports.

5.       The calendar will be updated every month. Each update will be reported back to business meetings and distributed to relevant council staff. It is recognised that at times items will arise that are not programmed.

 

Ngā tūtohunga

Recommendation/s

That the Waitematā Local Board:

a)      receive the governance forward work calendar as at 12 April 2022.

 

Ngā tāpirihanga

Attachments

No.

Title

Page

a

April Governance Forward Work Calendar

411

     

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Signatories

Author

Gabriel Ford - Democracy Advisor

Authoriser

Trina Thompson - Local Area Manager

 

 


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Waitematā Local Board workshop records

File No.: CP2022/03713

 

  

 

Te take mō te pūrongo

Purpose of the report

1.       To provide an opportunity for the Waitematā Local Board to receive the records of its recent workshops held following the previous local board business meeting. Attached are copies of the proceeding records taken from the workshops held on:

•     22 March 2022

•     29 March 2022

•     5 April 2022

Whakarāpopototanga matua

Executive summary

2.       In accordance to Standing Order 12.1.4, a record of the proceedings of every Waitematā Local Board workshop held over the past month, including the names of the members attending and the general nature of the matters discussed during the workshop, shall be circulated to the members of the local board.

 

Ngā tūtohunga

Recommendation/s

That the Waitematā Local Board:

a)      receive the Waitematā Local Board workshop records for the workshops held 22 March, 29 March and 5 April 2022.

 

Ngā tāpirihanga

Attachments

No.

Title

Page

a

Workshop Records March-April 2022

415

     

Ngā kaihaina

Signatories

Author

Gabriel Ford - Democracy Advisor

Authoriser

Trina Thompson - Local Area Manager

 

 


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[1] Auckland Council (2020). Te Tāruke-ā-Tāwhiri: Auckland’s Climate Plan. https://www.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz/plans-projects-policies-reports-bylaws/our-plans-strategies/topic-based-plans-strategies/environmental-plans-strategies/aucklands-climate-plan/Pages/default.aspx

[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.