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

 

Date:

Time:

Meeting Room:

Venue:

 

Tuesday, 17 May 2022

2.00pm

This meeting will proceed via Microsoft (MS) Teams and a written summary will be uploaded to the Auckland Council website.

 

Albert-Eden Local Board

 

OPEN AGENDA

 

 

 

 

MEMBERSHIP

 

Chairperson

Margi Watson

 

Members

Graeme Easte

 

 

Rachel Langton

 

 

Lee Corrick

 

 

Julia Maskill

 

 

Will McKenzie

 

 

Christina Robertson

 

 

Kendyl Smith

 

 

(Quorum 4 members)

 

 

 

Michael Mendoza

Democracy Advisor

 

12 May 2022

 

Contact Telephone: 021 809 149

Email:. Michael.Mendoza@aucklandcouncil.govt.nz

Website: www.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz

 

 


 


Albert-Eden Local Board

17 May 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

6.1     Acknowledgement - Inaugural Albert-Eden and Puketāpapa EcoFestival    5

7          Petitions                                                                                                                          6

8          Deputations                                                                                                                    6

9          Public Forum                                                                                                                  6

9.1     Public Forum - Nancy Mitchelson - Speed management in Morningside     6

9.2     Public Forum - Stan Augustowicz - Flooding concern in Fowler Avenue and surrounding areas                                                                                                6

10        Extraordinary Business                                                                                                7

11        Election of a new Deputy Chairperson for the Albert-Eden Local Board               9

12        Albert-Eden Quick Response Round Three and Multiboard Round Two 2021/2022 and the Accommodation Support Fund 2022 grant allocations                            11

13        Albert-Eden Local Board Grants Programme 2022/2023                                      233

14        Auckland Council’s Quarterly Performance Report: Albert-Eden Local Board for quarter three 2021/2022                                                                                            243

15        Albert-Eden Thriving Town Centres local economic development and recovery grants 2021/2022                                                                                                        295

16        Endorsing Business Improvement District (BID) target rate grants for 2022/2023 305

17        Local board feedback on Auckland Transport's proposed speed limit changes 313

18        Auckland Transport - Local Board Feedback on New North Road Options       321

19        Carrington Road Cycling Improvements Feedback Report                                  395

20        Draft Auckland golf investment plan                                                                       401

21        Dog Access Information                                                                                           441

22        Albert-Eden-Puketāpapa Ward Councillors' Updates                                           465

23        Chairperson's Report                                                                                                467

24        Board Members' Reports                                                                                          469

25        Albert-Eden Local Board 2022 Governance Forward Work Calendar                 479

26        Albert-Eden Local Board Workshop Records                                                        483

27        Consideration of Extraordinary Items

 


1          Welcome

 

 

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 Albert-Eden Local Board:

a)         confirm the minutes of its ordinary meeting, held on Tuesday, 10 May 2022, and reconvened on Thursday, 12 May 2022, as true and correct.

 

 

5          Leave of Absence

 

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

 

6          Acknowledgements

 

6.1       Acknowledgement - Inaugural Albert-Eden and Puketāpapa EcoFestival

Te take mō te pūrongo

Purpose of the report

1.       For the local board to note a formal acknowledgement on the meeting agenda.

Whakarāpopototanga matua

Executive summary

2.       The inaugural Albert-Eden and Puketāpapa EcoFestival was successfully held in March 2022.

3.       The theme of this year’s inaugural festival was Creating local solutions for climate action.

 

Ngā tūtohunga

Recommendation/s

That the Albert-Eden Local Board:

a)      acknowledge and congratulate Heather Lyall, Plaxy Wish and Natalie Wotherspoon for delivering the outstanding, inaugural Albert-Eden and Puketāpapa EcoFestival that focused on “Creating local solutions for climate action’ and was held in March 2022 and look forward to future festivals.

 

 

 

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 Albert-Eden Local Board. This means that details relating to deputations can be included in the published agenda. Total speaking time per deputation is ten minutes or as resolved by the meeting.

 

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

 

9          Public Forum

 

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

 

9.1       Public Forum - Nancy Mitchelson - Speed management in Morningside

Te take mō te pūrongo

Purpose of the report

1.       To enable an opportunity for Nancy Mitchelson - resident, to deliver a presentation during the Public Forum segment of the business meeting.

Whakarāpopototanga matua

Executive summary

2.       Nancy Mitchelson - resident, will be in attendance to deliver a Public Forum presentation regarding consideration of area-wide speed management in Morningside and to outline local residents’ experiences with high speeds in the Morningside area.

Ngā tūtohunga

Recommendation/s

That the Albert-Eden Local Board:

a)      thank Nancy Mitchelson - resident, for her attendance and Public Forum presentation.

 

 

 

9.2       Public Forum - Stan Augustowicz - Flooding concern in Fowler Avenue and surrounding areas

Te take mō te pūrongo

Purpose of the report

1.       To enable an opportunity for Stan Augustowicz - resident, to deliver a presentation during the Public Forum segment of the business meeting.

Whakarāpopototanga matua

Executive summary

2.       Stan Augustowicz - resident, will be in attendance to deliver a Public Forum presentation to outline concerns regarding increased flooding risk in the Fowler Avenue and surrounding areas.

Ngā tūtohunga

Recommendation/s

That the Albert-Eden Local Board:

a)      thank Stan Augustowicz - resident, for his attendance and Public Forum presentation.

 

 

 

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.”


Albert-Eden Local Board

17 May 2022

 

 

Election of a new Deputy Chairperson for the Albert-Eden Local Board

File No.: CP2022/06371

 

  

 

Te take mō te pūrongo

Purpose of the report

1.       To elect a new Deputy Chairperson of the Albert-Eden Local Board for the remainder of the 2019-2022 political term.

2.       In accordance with Schedule 7, clause 21(5)(b) of the Local Government Act 2002, the Chairperson will call for nominations for the Deputy Chairperson of the Albert-Eden Local Board.

Whakarāpopototanga matua

Executive summary

3.       During the Albert-Eden Local Board (local board) 10 May 2022 business meeting, which was adjourned on the 10 May 2022 and reconvened on 12 May 2022, the local board elected Member Margi Watson as its new chairperson for the remainder of the 2019-2022 political term following the resignation of Member L Corrick as chairperson.

4.       With the election of Deputy Chairperson Margi Watson to the position of Albert-Eden Local Board Chairperson, the position of Deputy Chairperson has become vacant.

5.       The local board must elect a new member to the Deputy Chairperson position in accordance with Schedule 7, clause 25 of the Act.

6.       The local board is required to determine (by resolution) what method it will apply to elect the Deputy Chairperson.

Schedule 7, Part 1, Clause 25 of the Local Government Act 2002 stipulates that:

25     Voting systems for certain appointments

(1)     This clause applies to -

(a)    the election or appointment of the chairperson and deputy chairperson of a regional council; and

(b)   the election or appointment of the deputy mayor; and

(c)     the election or appointment of the chairperson and deputy chairperson of a committee; and

(d)    the election or appointment of a representative of a local authority.

(2)     If this clause applies, a local authority or a committee (if the local authority has so directed) must determine by resolution that a person be elected or appointed by using one of the following systems of voting:

(a)    the voting system in subclause (3) (system A):

(b)    the voting system in subclause (4) (system B).

(3)     System A -

(a)     requires that a person is elected or appointed if he or she receives the votes of a majority of the members of the local authority or committee present and voting; and

(b)     has the following characteristics:

(i)      there is a first round of voting for all candidates; and

(ii)      if no candidate is successful in that round there is a second round of voting from which the candidate with the fewest votes in the first round is excluded; and

(iii)     if no candidate is successful in the second round there is a third, and if necessary subsequent, round of voting from which, each time, the candidate with the fewest votes in the previous round is excluded; and

(iv)    in any round of voting, if 2 or more candidates tie for the lowest number of votes, the person excluded from the next round is resolved by lot.

(4)     System B -

(a)     requires that a person is elected or appointed if he or she receives more votes than any other candidate; and

(b)     has the following characteristics:

(i)      there is only 1 round of voting; and

(ii)     if 2 or more candidates tie for the most votes, the tie is resolved by lot.

 

Ngā tūtohunga

Recommendation/s

That the Albert-Eden Local Board:

a)      elect a Deputy Chairperson for the remainder of the 2019-2022 political term, utilising either System A or System B of Schedule 7, Part 1, Clause 25 of the Local Government Act 2002.

b)      elect (x) as Deputy Chairperson of the Albert-Eden Local Board for the remainder of the 2019-2022 political term.

 

 

Ngā tāpirihanga

Attachments

There are no attachments for this report.      

Ngā kaihaina

Signatories

Author

Michael Mendoza - Democracy Advisor

Authoriser

Nina Siers - Local Area Manager

 

 


Albert-Eden Local Board

17 May 2022

 

 

Albert-Eden Quick Response Round Three and Multiboard Round Two 2021/2022 and the Accommodation Support Fund 2022 grant allocations

File No.: CP2022/05605

 

  

 

Te take mō te pūrongo

Purpose of the report

1.       To fund, part-fund or decline the applications received for Albert-Eden Quick Response Round Three 2021/2022, the Multiboard Round Two 2021/2022 and the Albert-Eden Accommodation Support Fund 2022.

Whakarāpopototanga matua

Executive summary

2.       The Albert-Eden Local Board adopted the Albert-Eden Local Board Community Grants Programme 2021/2022 on 18 May 2021 (Attachment A). The document sets application guidelines for contestable grants.

3.       This report presents applications received for the for Albert-Eden Quick Response Round Three 2021/2022 (Attachment B), the Multiboard Round Two 2021/2022 (Attachment C) and the Albert-Eden Accommodation Support Fund 2022 (Attachment D).

4.       The local board has set a total community grants budget of $140,500 for the 2021/2022 financial year. An additional fund of $2,056 (Resolution number AE/2022/49) was allocated to the community grants budget. A total of $117,041.21 was allocated in the previous grant rounds. This leaves a total of $25,514.79 to be allocated to one quick response and one multiboard round.

5.       Fifteen applications were received for Quick Response Round Three 2021/2022, requesting a total of $52,414.15 and nineteen applications were received for Multiboard Round Two 2021/2022 requesting a total of $94,650.08.

6.       The Albert-Eden Local Board has set a total accommodation budget of $160,000 for the 2021/2022 financial year, with one grant round. An additional fund of $15,612 (Resolution number AE/2021/211) was allocated to the accommodation budget, leaving a total of $175,612 to be allocated to the 2022 Accommodation Support Fund grant round.

7.       Twenty-three applications were received for the Albert-Eden Accommodation Support Fund 2022, requesting a total of $306,182.77.

 

Ngā tūtohunga

Recommendation/s

That the Albert-Eden Local Board:

a)      agree to fund, part-fund or decline each application in Albert-Eden Quick Response Round Three 2021/2022 listed in the following table:   

Application ID

Organisation

Main focus

Requesting funding for

Amount requested

Eligibility

QR2201-321

The Music Association Of Auckland Incorporated

Arts and culture

Towards the cost of the rehearsal venue hire.

$3,000.00

Eligible

QR2201-322

Art Yoga Partnership

MoveSpace

Arts and culture

Towards the delivery of the "Meditative Art" seven-week course, including art resources, equipment, venue hire, advertising, and facilitator costs.

$3,000.00

Ineligible

QR2201-301

Point Chevalier Historical Society Incorporated

Community

Towards the cost of a bus hire.

$293.25

Ineligible

QR2201-306

YMCA North Incorporated

Community

Towards the facilitator’s cost for the "Safe For Life Course".

$3,000.00

Ineligible

QR2201-307

Learning At The Point Community Kindergarten Incorporated

Community

Towards the cost of a free family-friendly community market, including the purchase of rain covers/gazebos, advertising, social media marketing, and signage.

$3,000.00

Eligible

QR2201-309

Mt Albert Baptist Church

Community

Towards the hire of two bouncy castles, wooden toys, and games for the "Glow Night" at the Mt Albert Baptist Church on 31 October 2022

$1,000.00

Eligible

QR2201-323

Marist Primary School Mt Albert

Community

Towards the purchase of garden resources, food containers, trestle tables, signage, and pantry staples for the expansion of their "Garden to Table" programme.

$2,117.15

Eligible

QR2201-326

WomenzShed

Community

Towards the cost of safety equipment for the WomenzShed, including safety gloves, glasses, earmuffs, disposable respirators, and protective aprons.

$895.00

Eligible

QR2201-302

Knox Home Trust

Environment

Towards the cost of eleven compost bins for the "Elizabeth Knox Home and Hospital".

$2,529.10

Eligible

QR2201-327

Penelope Jones

Vault Headpieces Limited

Environment

Towards the social media advertising, giveaway gifts, prizes, and postage for a online weeklong "Sustainability Secrets" campaign.

$1,627.65

Eligible

QR2201-305

Mt Albert Tennis Club Incorporated

Sport and recreation

Towards the junior coaching and insurance costs.

$3,000.00

Eligible

QR2201-315

Mt Albert Ramblers Softball Club Incorporated

Sport and recreation

Towards the purchase and installation of a heat pump for the Mt Albert Ramblers Softball Club.

$4,952.00

Ineligible

QR2201-320

Pt Chevalier Tennis & Squash Club Incorporated

Sport and recreation

Towards the purchase of a defibrillator.

$3,000.00

Eligible

QR2201-324

Pt Chevalier Tennis & Squash Club Incorporated

Sport and recreation

Towards the cost of repair and maintenance of the existing court lighting at the Pt Chevalier Tennis & Squash Club, including the cost of light bulbs, cherry picker hire, labour, and travel.

$3,000.00

Eligible

QR2201-328

Rocky Nook Bowls Incorporated

Sport and recreation

Towards the purchase of 30 sets of bowls for the Rocky Nook Bowls Society.

$18,000.00

Ineligible

Total

 

 

 

$52,414.15

 

 

b)      agree to fund, part-fund or decline each application received in Multiboard Round Two 2021/2022, listed in Table Two below:

Application ID

Organisation

Main focus

Requesting funding for

Amount requested

Eligibility

MB2022-234

Fiji Girmit Foundation

Arts and culture

Towards the Girmit musical festival and Girmit seniors’ recognition event in Mangere.

$5,000.00

Eligible

MB2022-202

Re-Creators Charitable Trust

Community

Towards free or subsidised classes of Community Upcycling DIY Workshops in various locations in Auckland (June 2022 - March 2023)

$4,766.00

Eligible

MB2022-205

New Zealand Eid Day Trust Board

Community

Towards the cost of venue hire, sound, video and electrical costs, entertainment games, furniture and fixtures, volunteers, marketing, and ambulance hire, for the 2022 NZ Eid day.

$10,000.00

Ineligible

MB2022-210

LifeKidz Trust

Community

Towards sensory/play equipment and support worker wages.

$2,500.00

Ineligible

MB2022-215

The Reading Revolution

Community

Towards wages of the manager delivering the "Readers Leaders programme"

$4,000.00

Eligible

MB2022-216

Assistance Dogs NZ Trust

Community

Towards the wages of a puppy development advisor and client instructor in Auckland (June 2022 - December 2022)

$5,000.00

Eligible

MB2022-220

Bellyful New Zealand Trust

Community

Towards meal production, volunteer support, and delivery costs in Auckland (June 2022 - December 2023)

$5,000.00

Ineligible

MB2022-221

Kiwi Harvest Ltd

Community

Towards the operating costs of the food rescue project in Highbrook from June 2022 to June 2023.

$6,000.00

Eligible

MB2022-225

Outline Aotearoa Incorporated

Community

Towards the cost of the peer support service programme`s volunteer training, clinical supervision, advertising, stationery, insurance and information technology service.

$5,000.00

Eligible

MB2022-226

Social Enterprise Auckland/ Impact Hub Auckland

Community

Towards business events with a focus on equity and climate from June 2022 to June 2023.

$4,445.00

Eligible

MB2022-230

Recreate NZ

Community

Towards volunteer expenses, youth facilitators, and activities to run the 'Urban Youth' programme in Auckland from June 2022 to April 2023.

$4,000.00

Eligible

MB2022-232

Garden to Table Trust

Community

Towards the salary, mileage and home office costs of three regional coordinators of the "Garden to Table Food Education Programme"

$5,000.00

Eligible

MB2022-237

Pet Refuge New Zealand Charitable Trust

Community

Towards the administration costs for the Pet Refuge shelter in Auckland from June 2022 to December 2022.

$4,000.00

Eligible

MB2022-240

Age Concern Auckland Incorporated

Community

Towards delivering specialized Asian services to Chinese, Korean and Japanese people aged 65 and older across Auckland.

$3,000.00

Ineligible

MB2022-243

Anxiety New Zealand Trust

Community

Towards the marketing materials, coordinator’s wages and facilitators costs for the Community Education Webinars.

$10,000.00

Ineligible

MB2022-252

Communities Against Alcohol Harm

Community

Towards the community navigator project, including the purchase of a mobile phone, modem, laptop, speaker, conference camera, petrol costs and zoom, myhost, Microsoft 365 and jot form subscription.

$1,939.08

Ineligible

MB2022-256

PHAB Association (Auckland) Incorporated

Community

Towards the “Covid Recovery - Supporting Well Being and Resilience” programme in Sandringham, St Lukes, Mt Roskill, New Lynn, Henderson, Te Atatu, Waitakere and Royal Oak

$4,000.00

Eligible

MB2022-203

Howick Pakuranga Youth Academy

Sport and recreation

Towards gym equipment and purchase of a van.

$2,000.00

Ineligible

MB2022-204

The Auckland Association Incorporated

Sport and recreation

Towards the ongoing operating expenses for facilitating softball leagues and tournaments in the Auckland Region from July 2022 to December 2022.

$9,000.00

Ineligible

Total

 

 

 

$94,650.08

 

 

c)      agree to fund, part-fund or decline each application received in Albert-Eden Accommodation Support Fund 2022, listed in Table Three below:

Application ID

Applicant

Accommodation Location

Amount requested

Eligibility

ASF2201-101

Conservation Volunteers New Zealand

10 New North Road
Level 2, Villa Dalmacija
Eden Terrace Auckland 1021

$20,000.00

Eligible

ASF2201-102

Ngatira Tennis Club Inc

24 Clive Road
Epsom Auckland 1023

$5,000.00

Eligible

ASF2201-103

Script to Screen Te Tari Tuhi A Kupu Whakaahua

21 Taylors Road
Mount Albert Auckland 1025

$10,000.00

Eligible

ASF2201-104

Auckland Basketball Services Limited

Level 4, Sport Auckland House, Greenlane Road (West)
Epsom Auckland 1051

$17,250.00

Eligible

ASF2201-105

Carlton Croquet Club Incorporated

333 Manukau Road
Epsom Auckland 1023

$2,500.00

Eligible

ASF2201-106

Asthma New Zealand Inc

581 Mt Eden Road
Mt Eden Auckland 1024

$20,000.00

Eligible

ASF2201-107

Recreate NZ

300 Great South Road
Greenlane Auckland 1051

$20,000.00

Eligible

ASF2201-108

No 3 (Auckland City) Squadron  Air Training Corps

Ventura Building, Gate 3, Unitec
Farm Road
Point Chevalier Point Chevalier 1246

$3,000.00

Eligible

ASF2201-109

Pt Chevalier Bowling Club

25 Dignan Street
Point Chevalier Auckland 1022

$7,000.00

Eligible

ASF2201-110

The Brain Injury Association (Auckland) Incorporated

207 Manukau Road
Epsom Auckland 1023

$20,000.00

Eligible

ASF2201-111

Somerville Hockey Club Incorporated

3 Normanby Road
Mount Eden Auckland 1024

$20,000.00

Eligible

ASF2201-112

Dress for Success Incorporated

128 Khyber Pass Road
Grafton Auckland 1023
New Zealand

$20,000.00

Eligible

ASF2201-113

Knox Home Trust

10 Ranfurly Road
Epsom Auckland 1051

$20,000.00

Eligible

ASF2201-114

Auckland Swords Club

Auckland Grammar School, Old Gym Gate 3
55 Mountain Road
Epsom Auckland 1023

$5,000.00

Eligible

ASF2201-115

Panacea Arts Charitable Trust

Fowlds Park, Rocky Nook Avenue
Morningside Auckland 1022

$6,250.00

Eligible

ASF2201-116

Anxiety New Zealand Trust

77 Morningside Drive
Mount Albert Auckland 1025

$20,000.00

Eligible

ASF2201-118

InZone Education Foundation

10 Lovelock Avenue
Mount Eden Auckland 1024

$20,000.00

Eligible

ASF2201-123

Central Auckland Chinese Association

489 Dominion Road
Mount Eden Auckland 1024

$7,699.00

Eligible

ASF2201-124

Toi Ora Live Art Trust

6 Putiki Street
Auckland 1021

$10,593.77

Eligible

ASF2201-125

Everlasting Clothing New Zealand Ltd

52 Richardson Road
Mount Albert Auckland 1025

$20,000.00

Eligible

ASF2201-126

Auckland Youth Orchestra Inc.

C/- St Peter's College Music Dept
23 Mountain Road
Grafton Auckland 1023

$7,890.00

Eligible

ASF2201-127

MoveSpace

473 Dominion Road
Mount Eden Auckland 1024

$20,000.00

Eligible

ASF2201-128

Royal New Zealand Plunket Trust

93B Moa Road,
Point Chevalier Auckland

$4,000.00

Eligible

Total

 

 

 

$306,182.77

 

 

 

 

Horopaki

Context

8.       The local board allocates grants to groups and organisations delivering projects, activities and services that benefit Aucklanders and contribute to the vision of being a world class city.

9.       Auckland Council’s Community Grants Policy supports each local board to adopt a grants programme.

10.     The local board grants programme sets out:

·        local board priorities

·        lower priorities for funding

·        exclusions

·        grant types, the number of grant rounds and when these will open and close any additional accountability requirements.

11.     The Albert-Eden Local Board adopted the Albert-Eden Local Board Community Grants Programme 2021/2022 on 18 May 2021 (Attachment A). The document sets application guidelines for contestable grants.

12.     The community grants programmes have been extensively advertised through the council grants webpage, local board webpages, local board e-newsletters, Facebook pages, council publications and community networks.

13.     The local board has set a total community grants budget of $140,500 for the 2021/2022 financial year. An additional fund of $2,056 (Resolution number AE/2022/49) was allocated to the community grants budget. A total of $117,041.21 was allocated in the previous grant rounds. This leaves a total of $25,514.79 to be allocated to one quick response and one multiboard round.

14.     The Albert-Eden Local Board has set a total accommodation budget of $160,000 for the 2021/2022 financial year, with one grant round. An additional fund of $15,612 (Resolution number AE/2021/211) was allocated to the accommodation budget, leaving a total of $175,612 to be allocated to the 2022 Accommodation Support Fund grant round.

Tātaritanga me ngā tohutohu

Analysis and advice

15.     The aim of the local board grants programme is to deliver projects and activities which align with the outcomes identified in the local board plan. All applications have been assessed utilising the Community Grants Policy and the local board grant programme criteria. The eligibility of each application is identified in the report recommendations.

Tauākī whakaaweawe āhuarangi

Climate impact statement

16.     The local board grants programme aims to respond to Auckland Council’s commitment to address climate change by providing grants to individuals and groups with projects that support community climate change action. Community climate action involves reducing or responding to climate change by residents in a locally relevant way. Local board grants can contribute to expanding climate action by supporting projects that reduce carbon emissions and increase community resilience to climate impacts. Examples of projects include:

·        local food production and food waste reduction

·        decreasing use of single-occupancy transport options

·        home energy efficiency and community renewable energy generation

·        local tree planting and streamside revegetation

·        education about sustainable lifestyle choices that reduce carbon footprints.

Ngā whakaaweawe me ngā tirohanga a te rōpū Kaunihera

Council group impacts and views

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

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

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

Local impacts and local board views

19.     Local boards are responsible for the decision-making and allocation of local board community grants.  The Albert-Eden Local Board is required to fund, part-fund or decline these grant applications in accordance with its priorities identified in the local board grant programme.

20.     Staff will provide feedback to unsuccessful grant applicants about why they have been declined, so they can increase their chances of success in the future.

21.     A summary of each application received through Albert-Eden Quick Response Round Three and Multiboard Round Two 2021/2022 (Attachment B) and (Attachment C) and the Accommodation Support Fund 2022 (Attachment D) is provided.

Tauākī whakaaweawe Māori

Māori impact statement

22.     The local board grants programme aims to respond to Auckland Council’s commitment to improving Māori wellbeing by providing grants to individuals and groups who deliver positive outcomes for Māori. Auckland Council’s Māori Responsiveness Unit has provided input and support towards the development of the community grants processes.

23.     Four applicants applying to Albert-Eden Quick Response Round Three and ten applicants applying to Mulitboard Grants Round Two indicate projects that target Māori or Māori outcomes.

Ngā ritenga ā-pūtea

Financial implications

24.     The allocation of grants to community groups is within the adopted Long-term Plan 2021-2031 and local board agreements.

25.     The local board has set a total community grants budget of $140,500 for the 2021/2022 financial year. An additional fund of $2,056 (Resolution number AE/2022/49) was allocated to the community grants budget. A total of $117,041.21 was allocated in the previous grant rounds. This leaves a total of $25,514.79 to be allocated to one quick response and one multiboard round.

26.     Fifteen applications were received for Quick Response Round Three 2021/2022, requesting a total of $52,414.15 and nineteen applications were received for Multiboard Round Two 2021/2022 requesting a total of $94,650.08.

27.     The Albert-Eden Local Board has set a total accommodation budget of $160,000 for the 2021/2022 financial year, with one grant round. An additional fund of $15,612 (Resolution number AE/2021/211) was allocated to the accommodation budget, leaving a total of $175,612 to be allocated to the 2022 Accommodation Support Fund grant round.

28.     Twenty-three applications were received for the Albert-Eden Accommodation Support Fund 2022, requesting a total of $306,182.77.

29.     Relevant staff from Auckland Council’s Finance Department have been fully involved in the development of all local board work programmes, including financial information in this report, and have not identified any financial implications.

 

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Risks and mitigations

30.     The allocation of grants occurs within the guidelines and criteria of the Community Grants Policy and the local board grants programme. The assessment process has identified a low risk associated with funding the applications in this round.

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Next steps

31.     Following the Albert-Eden Local Board allocating funding for round three of the quick response, round two of multiboard and the accommodation support round, grants staff will notify the applicants of the local board’s decision.

 

 

Ngā tāpirihanga

Attachments

No.

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Page

a

Albert-Eden Local Board Grants Programme 2021/2022

21

b

Albert-Eden Quick Response Round Three 2021/2022 - grant applications

27

c

Albert-Eden Multiboard Round Two 2021/2022 - grant applications

75

d

Albert-Eden Accommodation Support Fund 2022 applications

161

     

Ngā kaihaina

Signatories

Author

Moumita Dutta - Senior Grants Advisor

Authorisers

Pierre Fourie - Grants & Incentives Manager

Nina Siers - Local Area Manager

 

 


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Albert-Eden Local Board Grants Programme 2022/2023

File No.: CP2022/05603

 

  

 

Te take mō te pūrongo

Purpose of the report

1.       To adopt the Albert-Eden Grants Programme 2022/2023.

Whakarāpopototanga matua

Executive summary

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

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

4.       This report presents the Albert-Eden Grants Programme 2022/2023 for adoption (as provided in Attachment A to this report).

 

Ngā tūtohunga

Recommendation/s

That the Albert-Eden Local Board:

a)      adopt the Albert-Eden Grants Programme 2022/2023 in Attachment A.

 

 

Horopaki

Context

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

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

7.       The proposed local board community grants programme includes:

·     outcomes as identified in the local board plan

·     specific local board grant priorities

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

·     any additional criteria or exclusions that will apply

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

8.       Once the local board grants programme 2022/2023 has been adopted, the types of grants, grant rounds, criteria and eligibility will be advertised through an integrated communication and marketing approach which includes utilising the local board channels.

Tātaritanga me ngā tohutohu

Analysis and advice

9.       The aim of the local board grant programme is to deliver projects and activities which align with the outcomes identified in the local board plan. The proposed new Albert-Eden Grants Programme was workshopped with the local board on Tuesday, 22 March 2022. Feedback received at the workshop has been incorporated into the proposed grants programme for 2022/2023.

Tauākī whakaaweawe āhuarangi

Climate impact statement

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

Ngā whakaaweawe me ngā tirohanga a te rōpū Kaunihera

Council group impacts and views

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

12.     Based on the main focus of an application, a subject matter expert from the relevant council unit will provide input and advice. The likely main focus of applications will be arts, community, events, sport and recreation, environment or heritage.  As a consequence, there will be an impact of those council teams at a similar level to this financial year.

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

Local impacts and local board views

13.     The proposed new Albert-Eden Grants Programme was workshopped with the local board on Tuesday, 22 March 2022. Feedback received at the workshop has been incorporated into the proposed grants programme for 2022/2023.

Tauākī whakaaweawe Māori

Māori impact statement

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

Ngā ritenga ā-pūtea

Financial implications

15.     The allocation of grants to community groups is within the adopted Long-Term Plan 2021 -2031 and local board agreements.

Ngā raru tūpono me ngā whakamaurutanga

Risks and mitigations

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

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Next steps

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

 

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Attachments

No.

Title

Page

a

Albert-Eden Grants Programme 2022/2023

237

     

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Signatories

Author

Moumita Dutta - Senior Grants Advisor

Authorisers

Pierre Fourie - Grants & Incentives Manager

Nina Siers - Local Area Manager

 

 


Albert-Eden Local Board

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Auckland Council’s Quarterly Performance Report: Albert-Eden Local Board for quarter three 2021/2022

File No.: CP2022/06353

 

  

 

Te take mō te pūrongo

Purpose of the report

1.       To provide the Albert-Eden Local Board with an integrated quarterly performance report for quarter three, 1 January – 31 March 2022.

Whakarāpopototanga matua

Executive summary

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

3.       The work programme is produced annually and aligns with Albert-Eden Local Board Plan 2020 outcomes.

4.       The key activity updates from this quarter are:

·    Youth voice and youth initiatives (ID 82) - Albert-Eden Youth Board (AEYB) has been focusing into bringing new youth members onto the board as well as inducting youth members, setting expectations and planning.

·    Climate Action Programme (ID 620) - An online workshop was attended by over 30 local board stakeholders and gathered feedback and ideas on climate action which will be used to inform climate action plan development.

·    EcoNeighbourhoods (ID 625) - There are currently 21 established groups involved and five more potential groups in the establishment phase.

·    Placemaking: Thriving town centre local placemaking (ID 80) - The Albert-Eden Thriving Town Centre Economic Development and Recovery grant round opened for applications from 8 February-13 March 2022. Five applications were received.

·    Active play programme (ID 605) - 14 of 18 scheduled activations for the year have been delivered in accordance with the COVID Protection Framework. Four more activations are scheduled to be delivered in quarter four.

5.       All operating departments with agreed work programmes have provided a quarterly update against their work programme delivery. Activities are reported with a status of green (on track), amber (some risk or issues, which are being managed) or grey (cancelled, deferred or merged). The following activities are reported with a status of red (behind delivery, significant risk):

·    (ID 1722) AE: Learn to swim programme FY22 (Due to COVID restrictions, lessons will resume during quarter four),

·    (ID 824) Te Kete Rukuruku tranche one (carried forward).

6.       Overall, the net operational financial performance of the board is tracking favourable to budget for the first three quarters of 2021/2022 (78 per cent of budget). Revenue is below budget for the year and predominantly due to loss in revenue from Auckland Council facilities within the Albert-Eden local board area. Facilities have either been closed or operating at capacity limits for the most part of the year due to COVID-19 restrictions. Operating expenditure is below budget mainly due to lower levels of scheduled maintenance on local assets during the nine months of this financial year. From the local board’s Locally Driven Initiatives (LDI) operational funding, most programmes have continued despite delays to delivery arising from COVID-19 restrictions. Where there are identified underspends, these will be presented to the local board for reallocations to activities which will be delivered in this financial year, to allow for flexibility in delivering towards community outcomes.

7.       Capital spend of $3.2 million is only four per cent below budget, due to significant catch up in capital project delivery, especially in the renewals programme, once Auckland had moved out of COVID-19 level 4 lockdown. The local renewals programme is delivering well against budget, while there are some delays in the LDI capital programme.

 

Ngā tūtohunga

Recommendation/s

That the Albert-Eden Local Board:

a)      receive the performance report for quarter three ending 31 March 2022.

b)      reallocate $6,000 from ID 96 LB event - Carols at Potters Park Christmas to ID 98 – Community Grants.

 

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Context

8.       The Albert-Eden Local Board has an approved 2021/2022 work programme for the following:

·        Customer and Community Services;

·        Infrastructure and Environmental Services;

·        Plans and Places.

9.       The graph below shows how the work programme activities meet Local Board Plan outcomes. Activities that are not part of the approved work programme but contribute towards the local board outcomes, such as advocacy by the local board or projects funded through the Transport Capital Fund, are not captured in this graph.

Graph 1: Work programme activities by outcome

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COVID-19 restrictions

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

Tātaritanga me ngā tohutohu

Analysis and advice

Local Board Work Programme Snapshot

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

Graph 2: Work programme performance by RAG status\

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

Graph 3: Work programme performance by activity status and department

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Key activity updates from quarter three

Outcome 1: Resilient, connected and empowered communities who value diversity

13.     Build Capacity: Western Springs community recycling centre network development (ID 77) - Over 15 local environmental and sustainability groups were contacted in the effort to reconnect with the Western Springs Community Recycling Centre network. The Chinese Conservation Education and Development Trust continue to operate the sewing repair cafes.

14.     Youth voice and youth initiatives (ID 82) - Albert-Eden Youth Board (AEYB) has been focusing into bringing new youth members onto the board as well as inducting youth members, setting expectations and planning. A new addition to their structure is an Advocacy role, dedicated to ensuring A-E youth voice in Local Board/Auckland Council submissions. Also, the AEYB Youth Art Showcase project is now well underway with submissions now open until the end of May.

15.     Apply the empowered communities (ID 84) - The strategic broker has connected with new staff on sustainability and environment themed projects including co-presenting on additional support for the inaugural Eco Fest in March. Work on a collaboration with Auckland Deaf Society and the three libraries in Albert Eden and the Balmoral placemaking coordinator plans to activate libraries for sign language week in May. Other work has included coordination of a key stakeholder collaboration to respond to safety issues raised by residents around Coyle Park and connection with staff on reviews of work programming for events, grants, placemaking and local economic development.

Outcome 3: High-quality natural environments and sustainable lifestyles

16.     Climate Action Programme (ID 620): Results of the local board climate activity stock take have been collated, with 87 projects identified. Community Collective was contracted as a community engagement partner to help organise and facilitate a community stakeholder workshop. The online workshop was attended by over 30 local board stakeholders and gathered feedback and ideas on climate action which will be used to inform climate action plan development.

17.     EcoNeighbourhoods (ID 625): There are currently 21 established groups involved and five more potential groups in the establishment phase. Group activities have been disrupted by COVID-19, but the Albert-Eden and Puketāpapa Eco Festival took place. Activities planned for the quarter four include compost workshops, climate discussion picnics, pest control, tree planting, solar workshops and bike repair workshops.

18.     Waitītiko / Meola Creek Restoration (ID 628) - The Air Scouts have indicated that they will be growing 200 to 300 more native plants in their Trees for Survival programme this year than in previous years so a larger area will be prepared for this year’s planting day. The Kanuka St residents’ group (supported by STEPS) will be planting around 400 plants during this planting season.

Outcome 4: A strong local economic with thriving town centres

19.     Placemaking: Thriving town centre local placemaking (ID 80): The Albert-Eden Thriving Town Centre Economic Development and Recovery grant round opened for applications from 8 February-13 March 2022. During this time, staff met with six interested Business Associations/ Business Improvement Districts individually to discuss top concerns, priorities and offer support with their applications.  Five applications were received.  Staff recommendations along with an update on BA/BIDs current operating environment will be presented to the local board for approval in quarter four. The Mt. Albert Town Centre Liaison completed Phase One engagement with businesses between December 2021 and January 2022, and is currently working on Phase Two, focusing on Auckland Transport New North Road and Symonds Street upgrade consultation and networking. In quarter four, Phase Three will involve identification of town centre projects, which may include town center clean-up, crime, safety, dumping, and networking.

Outcome 5: Parks and community facilities meet a wide range of needs

20.     Open space sports parks – renew equipment (ID 28809): Walker Park long jump run up area has been completed.

21.     Active play programme (ID 605):  14 of 18 scheduled activations for the year have been delivered in accordance with the COVID Protection Framework. Four more activations are scheduled to be delivered in quarter four.

 

Activities with significant issues

22.     One project is identified as having significant issues: Te Kete Rukuruku tranche one (carried forward) (ID 824).  Discussions are still ongoing with iwi to find a way forward with naming in this local board area. This project remains on hold.

Activities on hold

23.     The following work programme activities have been identified by operating departments as on hold due to COVID-19 budget restrictions:

·        (ID 24014) Ferndale Community House - renew - heritage asset

·        (ID 16654) Fowlds Park Action Plan - renew - pedestrian safety and signage

·        (ID 17736) LDI - minor upgrades - community facilities

·        (ID 20571) Marivare Reserve – improvements

·        (ID 20586) Morvern Reserve Concept Plan - progress delivery

·        (ID 20389) Open space parks - improve accessibility

·        (ID 27953) Open space play - renew - play equipment FY2023-2024

·        (ID 20667) Sandringham heritage toilet - renew - exterior and interior.

Changes to the local board work programme

Deferred activities

24.     These activities are deferred from the current work programme into future years:

·        (ID 1731) Lease: Fowlds Park, 1 Rocky Nook Avenue, Mt Albert. Deferred Lease process until proposed alterations to the building have been completed

·        (ID 1756) Lease: Mt Albert War Memorial Reserve/Rocket Park (Mt Albert Seniors Bulding). Expression of Interest on hold until renewal maintenance is completed on building.

Cancelled activities

25.     These activities are cancelled:

·        (ID 93) LB event - Award ceremonies Albert-Eden

·        (ID 97) LB event - Movies in Parks Albert-Eden

·        (ID 96) LB event - Carols at Potters Park Christmas event. This event was cancelled during Quarter 2.

Tauākī whakaaweawe āhuarangi

Climate impact statement

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

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

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

·        EcoNeighbourhoods (ID 625). An EcoNeighbourhood comprises groups of six or more neighbours from different households within the local board area, with the objective of adopting sustainable, low carbon practices and increasing resilience within their homes, lifestyles and neighbourhoods.

·        Bike Hub Implementation (ID 626). This project will continue to develop and refine the operations of the Tumeke Cycle Space Bike Hub established at Gribblehirst Park in 2018/2019.

·        Placemaking: Community-led placemaking in community gardens (ID 83). Gardens-4-Health co-ordinates a network of community gardens, connects with eco-neighbourhoods, low carbon initiatives and ecological restoration projects, responds to new garden initiatives and provides seed funding to the network to share materials and expertise.

·        Taonga tuku iho - Legacy - we preserve our past, ensure our future. (Environment) (ID 1294). Libraries showcase sustainable workplace practices and run programmes to care for the environment for present and future generations.

·        Climate Action Programme Albert-Eden (ID 620). Year one of this programme includes a stocktake of existing local initiatives contributing to low carbon outcomes, forming a working group of community stakeholders and iwi to help identify and prioritise strategic action, and developing a local climate action plan.

Ngā whakaaweawe me ngā tirohanga a te rōpū Kaunihera

Council group impacts and views

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

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

Local impacts and local board views

30.     This report informs the Albert-Eden Local Board of the performance for quarter three ending 31 March 2022.

Tauākī whakaaweawe Māori

Māori impact statement

31.     The local board’s work programme contains a number of projects which provide direct outcomes for Māori, such as:

·        Local Māori Aspirations (ID 85). Increased connection with mana whenua and mataawaka highlights opportunities for collaboration on projects and programmes of interest and benefit to local Māori. This work includes ongoing partnerships to provide guided Hikoi on Maungawhau and connection to diverse communities to increase their understanding of Te Ao Māori and Tikanga.

·        Whakatipu i te reo Māori - we grow the Māori language. Champion and embed te reo Māori in everyday communication. Celebrate and promote Te Ao Māori through events and programmes including regionally coordinated and promoted programmes: Te Tiriti o Waitangi, Matariki and Te Wiki o te Reo Māori. Seek opportunities to engage with local iwi and mana whenua to collaborate on initiatives.

32.     The local board through its work programme responds and delivers upon council’s Māori Responsiveness Framework through the following actions:

·        Fostering and building strong relationships with mana whenua and mataawaka by ensuing their views are considered prior to making decisions on local projects.

·        Embedding mana whenua customary practices within the development of local projects (for example, blessings at sod-turnings).

Ngā ritenga ā-pūtea

Financial implications

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

Financial Performance

34.     Operating expenditure relating to Asset Based Services (ABS) is below budget by $2.3 million for the first three quarters of 2021/2022, while the LDI operational work programme is $336,000 below budget. ABS underspend was mainly due to lower scheduled maintenance carried out under COVID-19 alert level restrictions. The LDI underspend is due to programmes such as Accommodation Grants, which have yet to draw down on financial allocations, and identified underspends which have been presented to the local board for reallocations towards initiatives which can be completed by 30 June 2022.

35.     Capital spend of $3.2 million is $134,000 below budget (4 per cent) and represents investment in the local renewals programme, Phyllis Reserve stage 2 carpark renewal and toilet block development, minor fixed asset renewals and LDI capital programme.

36.     In the last quarter, Stage 3 of the Te Auaunga/Oakley Creek pathway and connections renewals was completed, and the path was made available to the public.

37.     The Phyllis Reserve stage 2 carpark and toilet block development, local renewals programme and LDI capex projects, continue to progress into the final quarter of the year.

38.     Notable capital projects which will continue into 2022/2023 for completion include Windmill Park building refurbishment and the Coyle Park basketball courts.

39.     The complete Albert-Eden Local Board Financial Performance report can be found in Attachment B.

Ngā raru tūpono me ngā whakamaurutanga

Risks and mitigations

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

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

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

Ngā koringa ā-muri

Next steps

43.     The local board will receive the next performance update following the end of quarter four (30 June 2022).

 

Ngā tāpirihanga

Attachments

No.

Title

Page

a

Albert-Eden Local Board - 1 January – 31 March 2022 Work Programme Update

251

b

Albert-Eden Local Board - Operating Performance Financial Summary

289

     

Ngā kaihaina

Signatories

Author

Canela Ferrara - Local Board Advisor

Authoriser

Nina Siers - Local Area Manager

 

 


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Albert-Eden Local Board

17 May 2022

 

 

Albert-Eden Thriving Town Centres local economic development and recovery grants 2021/2022

File No.: CP2022/05587

 

  

 

Te take mō te pūrongo

Purpose of the report

1.       To approve the funding allocations for applications received in expressions of interest (EOI) for the Albert-Eden Thriving Town Centres local economic development and recovery grants 2021/2022.

Whakarāpopototanga matua

Executive summary

2.       This report presents applications received in the EOI for Albert Eden Thriving Town Centres local economic development and recovery grants 2021/2022 (Attachment A).

3.       The Albert-Eden Thriving Town Centre local economic development and recovery grants programme supports local business associations (BAs) and business improvement districts (BIDs) with running initiatives that will increase local economic activity and recovery in town centres.

4.       There are three BAs (Sandringham, Greenwoods Corner, Epsom, Pt Chevalier Social Enterprise Trust) and four BIDs (Mount Eden Village, The Fringe (Kingsland Business Society), Dominion Road/Balmoral, Uptown) across the Albert-Eden local board area. BIDS are funded through a targeted rate in their area.

5.       The total budget available in this EOI round is $60,000. Six applications were received and a total of $67,420 requested.

6.       Staff recommend allocating $60,000 across five applicants who strongly align with the local board’s priorities and outcomes.

7.       One application was determined to have low alignment with the criteria and be insufficiently developed, and staff recommend it is declined. Staff are able to work with this applicant to look for alternative opportunities that are more aligned to the intended outcomes of their initiative.

 

Ngā tūtohunga

Recommendation/s

That the Albert-Eden Local Board:

a)      approve the following applications received in Albert-Eden Thriving Town Centres local economic development and recovery grants 2021/2022:

 

 

 

Name of Business Association or Business Improvement District

Purpose of funding

Funding amount recommended

Greenwoods Village Epsom Business Association Incorporated

Bespoke bike racks, town centre beautification project and social media promotion and website

$12,420

Sandringham Business Association Inc.

Coordination and networking with businesses and community, beautification project and Sandringham Spring Festival 2022

$17,580

Dominion Road Business Association (BID)

Night Market stalls outside Balmoral Baptist Church (three-month trial)

$10,000

The Fringe (Kingsland Business Society) (BID)

Contribution towards Morningside for Live music festival 2023

$12,000

Mount Eden Village (BID)

Promotion of the Village – digital campaign

$8,000

 

Total:

60,000

 

b)      decline the following application received in Albert-Eden Thriving Town Centres local economic development and recovery grants 2021/2022:

 

Name of Business Association or Business Improvement District

Purpose of funding

Funding amount recommended

Point Chevalier Social Enterprise Trust

Contribution towards planters in Arcade, locky docks design and build or parklets

$5,000

 

Total:

$0

 

Horopaki

Context

8.       In 2021/2022, the local board allocated $173,000 LDI to the work programme line 80: Placemaking: Thriving town centre local placemaking. This programme supports Outcome four in the Albert-Eden Local Board Plan 2020: A strong local economy with thriving town centres. The programme included an amount of $45,000 locally-driven initiative funding carried forward from the 2020/2021 financial year.

9.       As part of that work programme, $60,000 has been allocated to the Thriving Town Centre local economic development and recovery grants to support local business associations (BAs) and business improvement districts (BIDs) with grants to assist with running initiatives that will increase local economic activities and recovery in town centres.

10.     Applications for the Thriving Town Centre local economic development and recovery grants 2021/2022 EOI opened on 8 February 2022 and closed on 13 March 2022.

11.     Staff approached all seven BAs and BIDs in the local board area to invite them to apply. Following this, staff met with six interested BAs/ BIDs to discuss top concerns, priorities and offer support with their EOI applications.

12.     Six applications were received from two BAs, three BIDs and one social enterprise trust and a total of $67,420 requested.

13.     The applications were presented to the local board at a workshop on 14 April 2022, along with an update on the current operating environment BAs and BIDs and grant delivery update for 2020/2021. 

Tātaritanga me ngā tohutohu

Analysis and advice

14.     Staff have assessed the applications received against the following criteria:

·        The projects are led and initiated by a local BA or BID.

·        The applicant provided an update on previous projects funded through the 2020/2021 Thriving Town Centres programme.

·        The activities contribute towards a thriving town centre.

·        The projects showcase local collaboration.

·        The initiatives aim to achieve outcomes for the business community in the town centre.

·        The initiatives have a wider community involvement and benefit.

·        If the application is for an event, it increases community connection and belonging.

15.     Table 1 summarises the EOI applications received, funding amount requested, and funding amount recommended.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Name of Applicant

Purpose of funding

Funding amount requested

Funding amount recommended

Analysis

Greenwoods Village Epsom Business Association Incorporated

Bespoke bike racks, town centre beautification project and social media promotion and website

$12,420

$12,420

Greenwoods Village Epsom Business Association (GVEBA) have developed their strategic plan as part of the business mentoring provided in 2020 and plan to achieve their vision through the EOI funding in 2022.

GVEBA’s application includes investing in bespoke bike racks and town centre beautification plans to increase foot traffic in the town centre and promote cycling and connect visitors to the nearby Cornwall Park, Maungakiekie / One Tree Hill.

In addition, funding is requested to enhance their social media platform and website to promote business profiles and expand their online membership database.

Staff recommend that the local board approve $12,420 to GVEBA.

Sandringham Business Association Inc.

Coordination and networking with businesses and community, beautification project and Sandringham Spring Festival 2022

$20,000

$17,580

The Sandringham Business Association (SBA) has applied for funding to support local businesses and key community partners to adapt delivery of the Sandringham Spring Festival to be more flexible in response to COVID-19 related impacts.

In addition, SBA is seeking funding to light up two heritage buildings and continue to network with businesses to represent them in light rail and intensification plans.

Staff recommend that the local board approve of $17,580 to SBA to support networking with businesses and community, light up of two heritage buildings in the town centre and implementation of the signature Sandringham Spring Festival. This festival includes music, entertainment, food, and trading, and is an opportunity to unite the community and attract new customers. Budget limitations do not allow for full funding requested in the applications, so staff have recommended the top three project elements. 

Dominion Road Business Association (BID)

Night Market stalls outside Balmoral Baptist Church (three-month trial)

$10,000

$10,000

Following a formal voting process, the Balmoral Chinese Business Association (BCBA) joined the Dominion Road BID (DRBID) in April 2021. Currently, the Dominion Road BID and the Balmoral Chinese BA are working on joint activities such as the Moon Festival 2022 and other events in the area.

The BCBA have applied for funding, supported by DRBID, to organise monthly night markets at Balmoral Baptist Church for the local community as a three-month trial project starting in July 2022.

Staff recommend that the local board approve $10,000 to BCBA because the night markets have high alignment with the criteria; it showcases local collaboration, provides the community an opportunity to support local businesses and enterprises and create an environment for community connection.

The Fringe (Kingsland Business Society) (BID)

Contribution towards Morningside for Live music festival 2023

$10,000

$12,000

Since 2020 level 4 COVID-19 lockdowns, anti-social behavior such as tagging and shop break-ins have increased in this area.

The local music festival to be held in 2023 is an opportunity to promote local connection, encourage spending locally, and showcase local culture. 

Securing funds now will help with planning and production of the festival.

Staff recommend approving an additional $2,000 to the Morningside for Live (Morningside Micro Music Festival) 2023, bringing the total recommended allocation to $12,000. Targeted rate could be used to cover the remaining costs.

Mount Eden Village (BID)

Promotion of the Village – digital campaign

$5,000

$8,000

The Mount Eden Village BID (MEVBID) focus has been supporting local businesses through COVID-19 related challenges.

Planning for events and activations have not have much traction at this point as businesses focus on their day-to-day operations.

The current funding request is for marketing, promotion, networking and fostering a joined-up business community that will be more resilient through activities that support recovery and foot traffic.

Staff recommend approving an additional $3,000 towards Mt Eden Village BID digital campaign, bringing the total recommended allocation to $8,000.

Point Chevalier Social Enterprise Trust

Contribution towards planters in Arcade, locky docks design and build or parklets

$10,000

$0

The Point Chevalier Social Enterprise Trust (PCSET) submitted an application proposing to reopen the markets and planters at the town centre arcade.

Following a workshop with the local board on 14 April, staff requested further information from PCSET regarding the application plan and collaboration partners.

Staff recommend that this application be declined as it is insufficiently developed and has low alignment with the EOI criteria. Staff will explore opportunities for future collaborations with the applicant and other key stakeholders and work with the applicant to submit another application in the next EOI opening in 2022/2023. Staff will update the local board on progress in this area at a future Thriving Town Centre Placemaking update workshop. 

Total

$67,420

60,000

 

 

Tauākī whakaaweawe āhuarangi

Climate impact statement

16.     The local board work programme responds to Auckland Council’s commitment to address climate change by providing information and advice to individuals and groups with projects that support community events to ensure climate change imperatives are considered in their delivery.

Ngā whakaaweawe me ngā tirohanga a te rōpū Kaunihera

Council group impacts and views

17.     The Thriving Town Centres programme for Albert-Eden, including the relationships with BIDs and BAs, is managed by Auckland Council’s Connected Communities department with advice from the teams in CCO/External Partnerships and Auckland Unlimited.

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

Local impacts and local board views

18.     The local economic development and recovery grants support delivery of the following Albert-Eden Local Board Plan 2020 outcomes:

·      A strong local economy and with thriving town centres

·      Resilient, connected and empowered communities who value diversity.

19.     The local board discussed the applications on 14 April 2022 and requested additional information, which has been incorporated into the recommendations for this report.

Tauākī whakaaweawe Māori

Māori impact statement

20.     The local board work programme aims to respond to Auckland Council’s commitment to improving Māori wellbeing by providing grants to individuals and groups who deliver positive outcomes for Māori.

21.     Two of the applicants contribute to delivering on Māori aspirations.

22.     As part of the Balmoral Night Markets, BAs in the area will invite Māori enterprise stall holders to participate.

Ngā ritenga ā-pūtea

Financial implications

23.     The 2021/2022 local board work programme line 80: Placemaking: Thriving town centre local placemaking has an allocated budget of $60,000 for Local Economic Development grants, as part of the Thriving Town Centres programme.

24.     Staff recommend allocating $60,000 in grant funding to five BIDs and BAs.

Ngā raru tūpono me ngā whakamaurutanga

Risks and mitigations

25.     The assessment process has identified a low risk with the associated applications based on the accountability and reporting received from previous projects funded through the 2020/2021 Thriving Town Centres programme.

26.     Recommendations for EOI allocations are based on assessment criteria as outlined in paragraph 14 and reflect the ability of BAs and BIDs to successfully deliver the projects described. Reductions or variation in allocations may compromise the ability for BAs and BIDs project delivery, future development and resilience.

Ngā koringa ā-muri

Next steps

27.     Staff will administer funding agreements for the successful applicants and provide progress reports back to the local board via quarterly reporting.

 

 

Ngā tāpirihanga

Attachments

No.

Title

Page

a

Thriving Town Centre Expression of Interest (EOI) Applications

303

     

Ngā kaihaina

Signatories

Authors

Daylyn Braganza– Specialist Advisor

Detlev Jackson – Strategic Broker

Authoriser

Nina Siers - Local Area Manager

 

 


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17 May 2022

 

 

Endorsing Business Improvement District (BID) target rate grants for 2022/2023

File No.: CP2022/00480

 

  

 

Te take mō te pūrongo

Purpose of the report

1.       To request the local board to recommend that the Governing Body sets the targeted rates for the Dominion Road, The Fringe District (Kingsland Business Society), Mt Eden Village and Uptown Business Improvement District (BID) programmes for the 2022/2023 financial year.

Whakarāpopototanga matua

Executive summary

2.       Business Improvement Districts (BIDs) are areas within Tāmaki Makaurau, where local business and property owners have agreed to work together to improve their business environment, encourage resilience and attract new businesses and customers.

3.       Auckland Council supports business associations operating BID programmes, including Dominion Road Business Association (DRBA), Kingsland Business Society (KBS), Mt Eden Village Business Association (MTEVBA) and Uptown Business Association (UBA) by collecting a targeted rate from business rated properties within a defined geographic area.  The funds from the targeted rates collected are then provided by way of a BID targeted rate grant to the relevant business association.

4.       Under the Auckland Council shared governance arrangements, local boards are allocated several decision-making responsibilities in relation to BID programmes. One of these is to annually recommend BID targeted rate grants to the Governing Body.

5.       Each business association operating a BID programme sets the BID targeted rate grant amount at its Annual General Meeting (AGM) when members vote to approve an operational budget for the following financial year, see Attachment A. This budget funds the implementation of a business plan that delivers programmes based on each BID’s strategic priorities.

6.       DRBA members approved a BID targeted rate grant of $255,000 for 2022/2023. This figure is unchanged from the current financial year.

7.       KBS members approved a BID targeted rate grant of $237,930 for 2022/2023. This figure is unchanged from the current financial year.

8.       MTEVBA members approved a BID targeted rate grant of $92,035 for 2022/2023. This figure is unchanged from the current financial year.

9.       UBA members approved a BID targeted rate grant of $350,000 for 2022/2023. This figure is an increase of 8.6 per cent from the current financial year.

10.     The business associations operating BID programmes are incorporated societies that are independent of the council. However, to sustain public trust and confidence in the council, there needs to be a balance between the independence of the business association and the accountability for monies collected by a public sector organisation.

11.     For the council to be confident that the targeted rate grant funds provided to the BID-operating business associations are being used appropriately, the council requires the BIDs to comply with the Business Improvement District (BID) Policy (2016) (Kaupapa Here ā-Rohe Whakapiki Pakihi), known as the BID Policy. 

12.     The council staff regularly monitor compliance with the BID Policy and this report is part of an active risk management programme to minimise inappropriate use of funds.

13.     Staff are satisfied the DRBA, KBS, MTEVBA and UBA sufficiently comply with the BID Policy.

14.     After the Annual Budget is approved, the council collects the BID targeted rate funds and distributes them in quarterly BID grant payments, effective from 1 July 2022. This enables DRBA, KBS, MTEVBA and UBA to implement programmes that contribute to Outcome 4: A strong local economy with thriving town centres. Thereby supporting the aspirations of the Albert-Eden Local Board Plan 2020.

15.     Albert-Eden BID programmes, managed by the four BID-operating business associations, will continue to play an important role in supporting its members facing two global challenges. A BID programme can support local businesses to mitigate some of the economic flow-on effects from the COVID 19 pandemic through business resilience and recovery initiatives. A BID programme can also facilitate opportunities that address the climate change emergency, with a focus on sustainability.

Ngā tūtohunga

Recommendation/s

That the Albert-Eden Local Board:

a)      recommends to the Governing Body the striking (setting) of the targeted rates for inclusion in the Annual Budget 2022/2023 for the following Business Improvement District (BID) programmes:

i.          $255,000 for Dominion Road Business Association Incorporated.

ii.         $237,930 for Kingsland Business Society Incorporated (The Fringe District).

iii.        $92,035 for Mt Eden Village Business Association Incorporated.

iv.        $350,000 for Uptown Business Association Incorporated.

 

Horopaki

Context

BID programmes promote economic well-being and collaboration with the council

 

16.     The Auckland Council Growth Model 2021-2051 reports Tāmaki Makaurau is projected to include approximately 660,000 more people in the next 30 years. This level of population growth presents challenges and opportunities for Auckland town centres and commercial precincts.

 

17.     Business Improvement Districts (BIDs) are rohe within Auckland where local business and property owners have agreed to work together, with support from the council, to improve their business environment, encourage resilience and attract new businesses and customers.

18.    The BID programme does not replicate services provided by the council but channels the capabilities and knowledge of the private sector to improve economic outcomes and achieve common goals.

 

19.     BID programmes provide the opportunity for the council group to work with business associations to seize on the opportunities from Auckland’s growth.

 

20.     BID programmes encourage collaboration to achieve greater local outcomes. They provide a mechanism to enable local boards to engage with the business sector in local town centres and business areas in a coordinated way.

BID programmes provide essential support in building business resilience and aiding economic recovery

21.     The economy continues to be impacted by the flow-on effects from the COVID-19 pandemic, affecting both retail-based town centres and commercial precincts.

22.     BID-operating business associations provide the local business leadership required to help their members to mitigate some of the economic effects of the pandemic through business resilience and recovery initiatives.

BID programmes are funded by a targeted rate on business ratepayers within a set area

 

23.     BID programmes are funded by a targeted rate applied to all business rated properties within a designated area around a town centre or business precinct.

 

24.     Auckland Council supports business associations operating BID programmes by collecting the targeted rates and providing these funds, in their entirety, by way of a BID targeted rate grant to the relevant business association.

 

25.     This revenue is paid to the business associations every quarter to provide a regular and sustainable income stream to implement an agreed work programme.

The BID Policy is the mechanism to ensure accountability for BID targeted rate grants

 

26.     Auckland Council’s Business Improvement District (BID) Policy (2016) (Kaupapa Here ā-Rohe Whakapiki Pakihi) ensures accountability for BID targeted rate grant funding and encourages good governance and programme management.

 

27.     The policy outlines the principles behind the council’s BID programme; creates the process for establishing, expanding, amalgamating and disestablishing a BID programme; determines rating mechanisms; prescribes operating standards and guidelines; and sets accountability requirements.

Diagram A: From calculation to approval, how the BID targeted rate is set.

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The business association sets the BID targeted rate grant amount to deliver its work programme

 

28.     BID-operating business associations are provided with a rate modelling spreadsheet to help with their budget decision-making. The spreadsheet models any proposed changes to their current BID targeted rate grant amount and, most importantly, how that influences the BID targeted rate for everyone who will pay it. When weighing up a change to the BID targeted rate grant amount, business associations must consider what the local business and property owners can afford.

 

29.     Each BID-operating business association prepares an annual business plan for the following financial year that will deliver programmes based on their strategic priorities and financial parameters.

 

30.     The cost of implementing that business plan is set out in an annual budget that the BID’s board (governing committee) agrees will be recommended for approval by the business association membership.

 

31.     The AGM provides the forum where members vote to approve the operational budget and, in doing so, set the requisite BID targeted rate grant amount for the following financial year.

 

Local boards are responsible for recommending the targeted rate grant if a BID complies with the BID Policy

 

32.     Under the Auckland Council shared governance arrangements, local boards are allocated several decision-making responsibilities in relation to BID programmes. One of these is to annually recommend BID targeted rate grants to the Governing Body. The local board should recommend the setting of the targeted rate if it is satisfied that the BID is substantially complying with the BID Policy.

 

 

33.     The Albert-Eden Local Board approved similar recommendations for the rohe’s four BID programmes last year (resolution number AE/2021/59), as did 17 other local boards that have BID programmes operating in their rohe. 

The Governing Body sets the targeted rates when it approves the Annual Budget

 

34.     The recommendations in this report are put into effect with the Governing Body’s approval of the Annual Budget 2022/2023 and its striking (setting) of the targeted rates.

 

35.     In accordance with the provisions of the Local Government Act 2002 and the Local Government (Rating) Act 2002, the Governing Body is authorised to make the final decisions on what BID programme targeted rates, if any, to set in any particular year or property (in terms of the amount and the geographic area to be rated).

Tātaritanga me ngā tohutohu

Analysis and advice

36.     BID programmes are operated by independent business associations, and their programmes and services are provided according to their members’ stated priorities. In recognition of their independent status, the BID Policy does not prescribe standards for programme effectiveness. That is a matter for the business association members to determine. Staff, therefore, cannot base recommendations on these factors, but only on the policy’s express requirements.

Dominion Rd, Kingsland Society, Mt Eden Village and Uptown comply with the BID Policy

37.     Staff are satisfied the DRBA, KBS, MTEVBA and UBA have sufficiently met the requirements of the BID Policy.

38.     Staff require BID-operating business associations to provide to the council the following documents, and stay in touch with their local board(s) at least once a year:

·   Current strategic plan – evidence of achievable medium- to long-term opportunities.

·   Audited accounts – assurance that the BID-operating business association is managing its members’ BID targeted rate grant funds responsibly.

·   Annual report on the year just completed – evidence that programmes are addressing priority issues that benefit BID targeted ratepayers. 

·   Business plan for the coming year – one-year programme with key performance indicators, based on the strategic plan, to be resourced and achieved.

·   Indicative budget for the following year – Auckland Council’s Annual Budget requires targeted rates to be identified a year in advance to inform the budgeting process which sets all rates.

·   Board Charter – establishes guidelines for effective board governance and positive relationships between the association and its members.

·   Annual Accountability Agreement – certification that these requirements have been met.

·   Programme Agreement – a good faith agreement between each BID-operating business association and the council that sets basic parameters of the council-business association relationship.

·   AGM minutes - provisional minutes of each business association’s 2021 AGM meetings which contain the resolution, voted on by members, confirming the BID targeted rate grant amount for the 2022/2023 financial year.

39.     In addition, BID-operating business associations must inform the council of progress with other compliance requirements, including:

·   Incorporated Society registration of the business association and all required documents up to date and filed.

·   Resolving problems or issues, if any, that have an impact on the governance or operation of the BID programme.

40.     The BID Policy sets an annual compliance deadline of 10 March for the information to be forwarded to the council, as summarized in the table below:

Table 1: Business associations’ compliance with the BID Policy as of 10 March 2022

Requirement

FY 2020/2021

 

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Strategic Plan

Tick, Mark, Ok, Perfect, Check, Done, Sign, Good, Green 2020-2025

Tick, Mark, Ok, Perfect, Check, Done, Sign, Good, Green2019-2022

Tick, Mark, Ok, Perfect, Check, Done, Sign, Good, Green2021-2022

Tick, Mark, Ok, Perfect, Check, Done, Sign, Good, Green 2020-2024

Audited financials

Tick, Mark, Ok, Perfect, Check, Done, Sign, Good, Green

Tick, Mark, Ok, Perfect, Check, Done, Sign, Good, Green

Tick, Mark, Ok, Perfect, Check, Done, Sign, Good, Green

Tick, Mark, Ok, Perfect, Check, Done, Sign, Good, Green

Annual Report

Tick, Mark, Ok, Perfect, Check, Done, Sign, Good, Green

Tick, Mark, Ok, Perfect, Check, Done, Sign, Good, Green

Tick, Mark, Ok, Perfect, Check, Done, Sign, Good, Green

Tick, Mark, Ok, Perfect, Check, Done, Sign, Good, Green

Business Plan

Tick, Mark, Ok, Perfect, Check, Done, Sign, Good, Green

Tick, Mark, Ok, Perfect, Check, Done, Sign, Good, Green

Tick, Mark, Ok, Perfect, Check, Done, Sign, Good, Green

Tick, Mark, Ok, Perfect, Check, Done, Sign, Good, Green

Indicative budget

Tick, Mark, Ok, Perfect, Check, Done, Sign, Good, Green

Tick, Mark, Ok, Perfect, Check, Done, Sign, Good, Green

Tick, Mark, Ok, Perfect, Check, Done, Sign, Good, Green

Tick, Mark, Ok, Perfect, Check, Done, Sign, Good, Green

Board Charter

Tick, Mark, Ok, Perfect, Check, Done, Sign, Good, Green

Tick, Mark, Ok, Perfect, Check, Done, Sign, Good, Green

Tick, Mark, Ok, Perfect, Check, Done, Sign, Good, Green

Tick, Mark, Ok, Perfect, Check, Done, Sign, Good, Green

Annual Accountability Agreement

Tick, Mark, Ok, Perfect, Check, Done, Sign, Good, Green

Tick, Mark, Ok, Perfect, Check, Done, Sign, Good, Green

Tick, Mark, Ok, Perfect, Check, Done, Sign, Good, Green

Tick, Mark, Ok, Perfect, Check, Done, Sign, Good, Green

Annual meeting w/ local board

8 Feb 2022

via Teams

8 Feb 2022

via Teams

8 Feb 2022

via Teams

8 Feb 2022

via Teams

Programme Agreement

Tick, Mark, Ok, Perfect, Check, Done, Sign, Good, Greenvalid to June 2023

Tick, Mark, Ok, Perfect, Check, Done, Sign, Good, Green valid to June 2023

Tick, Mark, Ok, Perfect, Check, Done, Sign, Good, Green valid to June 2023

Tick, Mark, Ok, Perfect, Check, Done, Sign, Good, Green valid to June 2023

Incorporated society registration

Tick, Mark, Ok, Perfect, Check, Done, Sign, Good, Green

Tick, Mark, Ok, Perfect, Check, Done, Sign, Good, Green

Tick, Mark, Ok, Perfect, Check, Done, Sign, Good, Green

Tick, Mark, Ok, Perfect, Check, Done, Sign, Good, Green

2020 AGM minutes

(provisional)

Tick, Mark, Ok, Perfect, Check, Done, Sign, Good, Green

Tick, Mark, Ok, Perfect, Check, Done, Sign, Good, Green

Tick, Mark, Ok, Perfect, Check, Done, Sign, Good, Green

Tick, Mark, Ok, Perfect, Check, Done, Sign, Good, Green

Resolving problems

Nothing to record

Nothing to record

Nothing to record

Nothing to record

 

41.     As the DRBA, KBS, MTEVBA and UBA have sufficiently complied with the BID Policy, staff advise the local board to recommend to the Governing Body the striking (setting) of the targeted rates.

Dominion Rd, Kingsland Business Society and Mt Eden Village business associations retain their BID targeted rate grant amounts for 2022/2023. Uptown Business Association increased its BID targeted rate grant amount for 2022/2023

 

42.     As shown in Table 2 below:

·    Dominion Rd has maintained its BID targeted rate grant at $255,000 for the next financial year. Records show this business association has not increased the sum since 2021.

 

 

·    Kingsland Business Society has maintained its BID targeted rate grant at $237,930 for the next financial year. Records show this business association has not increased the sum since 2021.

·    Mt Eden Village has maintained its BID targeted rate grant at $92.035 for the next financial year. Records show this business association has not increased the sum since 2021.

 

·    Uptown members voted to increase its BID targeted rate grant to $350,000, an increase of 8.6 per cent on their 2021/2022 amount.

A regional perspective    

43.     Across Tāmaki Makaurau’s 50 BID-operating business associations, 26 increased their targeted rates between 1.6 per cent to 10 per cent - for 2022/2023, while 24 maintained the fiscal status quo.

Table 2: BID targeted rates comparison: 2022/2023 c.f. 2021/2022

 

   BID

 

2022/2023

 

2021/2022

 

Increase / %

 

 

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$255,000

 

 

 

$255,000

 

 

Nil

 

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$237,930

 

 

$237,930

 

Nil

 

 

$92,035

 

 

$92,035

 

Nil

 

 

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$350,000

 

 

$322,250

 

+8.6 per cent

 

Tauākī whakaaweawe āhuarangi

Climate impact statement

44.     Through targeted rate-funded advocacy and activities, BID-operating business associations promote and often facilitate environmental sustainability programmes.

45.     From running carbon-reducing ‘shop local’ campaigns to transitioning to energy-efficient lighting and championing waste reduction and recovery programmes, there are many examples of BIDs leading the local sector’s responses to the climate change emergency.

Ngā whakaaweawe me ngā tirohanga a te rōpū Kaunihera

Council group impacts and views

46.     Advocacy is a key service provided by business associations and those with BID programme-funded personnel are at an advantage. The BIDs ensure the views and ambitions of their members are communicated to elected representatives and staff across the council family, including CCOs, on those plans, policies, projects and programmes which impact them.

47.     The BID-operating business associations work with Auckland Unlimited (AU) on economic development initiatives, events and sustainability programmes.

48.     The BID-operating business associations also work constructively with both Eke Panuku and Auckland Transport on often controversial proposals and projects.

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

Local impacts and local board views

49.     The local board’s views are most frequently expressed by its appointed representative on the board of each BID-operating business association. This liaison board member (or alternate) can attend BID board meetings to ensure there is a direct link between the council and the operation of the BID programme.

50.     Dominion Rd, Kingsland, Mt Eden Village and Uptown BIDs value their strong and enduring governance-to-governance relationship with the Albert-Eden Local Board. The contributions by the local board’s ‘BID representatives’, past and present, have promoted mutual understanding, collaboration and aligned economic outcomes.

Visions, plans aligned

51.     Albert-Eden BIDs and local board share an interest in the rohe and are ambitious for its future and its people. They also share goals that include economic prosperity, community identity, placemaking and pride.

52.     The BID programmes tangibly support the aspirations of the Albert-Eden Local Board Plan 2020, best expressed in Outcome 4: A strong local economy with thriving town centres.

Local rohe, local benefit, local funding

53.     Recommending that the Governing Body strikes the BID targeted rate grants for DRBA, KBS, MTEVBA and UBA means that these BID programmes will continue to be funded from BID targeted rates on business properties in their rohe. They will provide services in accordance with their members’ priorities as stated in their strategic plans.

54.     Albert-Eden Local Board is among several local boards which provides additional funding to local business associations, however accountability for any grants is set by funding agreements between the local board and the business association. Those contractual obligations are separate from the requirements of the BID Policy and are not covered in this report.

Tauākī whakaaweawe Māori

Māori impact statement

55.     At the 2018 Census, Māori represented 7.1 per cent of the population living in the Albert-Eden Local Board area, compared to 11.5 per cent of AucklandIndividual business associations may, through operating their BID programme, identify opportunities for niche support or development of any Māori business sector in their rohe.

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Financial implications

56.     There are no financial implications for the local board. Targeted rates for BID-operating business associations are raised directly from business ratepayers in the district and used by the business association for improvements within that rohe. The council’s financial role is to collect the BID targeted rates and pass them directly to the association every quarter.

57.     The BID targeted rate is payable by the owners of the business rated properties within the geographic area of the individual BID programmes.  In practice, this cost is often passed on to the business owners who occupy these properties. 

58.     If the Governing Body agrees with the BID targeted rate grants proposed by the local boards, the cost of grants will be met from the existing operational budget.

Ngā raru tūpono me ngā whakamaurutanga

Risks and mitigations

59.     There are no direct financial risks to the local board or the council that could result from this recommendation to endorse the BID targeted rate grants for the three business associations.

 

60.     To sustain public trust and confidence in the council, there needs to be a balance between the independence of the BID-operating business association and the accountability for monies collected by a public sector organisation.

 

61.     The rules and obligations of the BID Policy are intended to help minimise the potential for business associations to misuse funds by requiring each BID to plan for their intended use, report on its activities to its members and to have its accounts audited.

 

62.     The council staff regularly monitor compliance with the BID Policy and this report is part of an active risk management programme to minimise inappropriate use of funds.

 

63.     Economic disruption created by the extended flow-on effects of the COVID-19 pandemic will continue to be felt in Auckland’s town centres and business precincts. The BID programme is an internationally proven approach to engage and empower local businesses. The BID programmes in this local board area can, through business resilience and recovery initiatives, help to mitigate some of the economic effects of the pandemic.

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Next steps

64.     If the board supports this report, it will recommend to the Governing Body that the BID targeted rate grants be set as part of the Annual Budget 2022/2023.

65.     After the Annual Budget is approved, the council collects the targeted rate grant funds and distributes them in quarterly BID grant payments, effective from 1 July 2022, to DRBA, KBS, MTEVBA and UBA to implement programmes that improve the local business environment, support businesses to recover from the COVID-19 pandemic and help address the climate change emergency through sustainability initiatives.

 

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Attachments

There are no attachments for this report.    

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Signatories

Author

Claire Siddens - Principal Advisor

Authorisers

Alastair Cameron - Manager - CCO Governance & External Partnerships

Nina Siers - Local Area Manager

 

 


Albert-Eden Local Board

17 May 2022

 

 

Local board feedback on Auckland Transport's proposed speed limit changes

File No.: CP2022/06223

 

  

 

Te take mō te pūrongo

Purpose of the report

1.       To seek local board feedback on Phase Three (previously called Tranche 2B) of Auckland Transport’s proposed speed limit changes.

Whakarāpopototanga matua

Executive summary

2.      Auckland Council and Auckland Transport have adopted the Vision Zero goal of eliminating road transport-related deaths and serious injuries within the Auckland road network by 2050.

3.       Setting safe and appropriate speed limits that recognise the function, safety, design, and layout of roads is a fast and cost-effective way to reduce deaths and serious injuries. Evidence from changes made in 2020 demonstrates that safe and appropriate speed limits are effective in reducing road trauma.

4.       Auckland Transport is conducting a phased review of speed limits and recently completed public consultation on proposed Phase Three changes with the community. A list of changes proposed within this local board area is provided as Attachment A to the agenda report.

5.       Public consultation on changes proposed in Phase Three closed on 3 April 2022 and a summary of public responses is provided as Attachment B to the agenda report. Local boards are now invited to provide their feedback.

 

Ngā tūtohunga

Recommendation/s

That the Albert-Eden Local Board:

a)      provide feedback on speed limit changes proposed as part of Phase Three of Auckland Transport’s Safe Speeds Programme.

 

Horopaki

Context

6.       Auckland Transport (AT) is Auckland’s road controlling authority. Part of this role is reviewing and ensuring that speed limits across Auckland are set at levels that are safe and appropriate for road function, safety, design, and their use.

Alignment with Central Government Policy

7.       Waka Kotahi New Zealand Transport Agency adopted a ‘Vision Zero’ approach to road safety in 2019 when it launched the ‘Road to Zero’ national strategy that aims to reduce the number of people killed and injured on New Zealand’s roads to zero by 2050.

Alignment with Auckland Council Policy

8.       Auckland Council is committed to road safety. The Auckland Plan envisages a transport network free of deaths and serious injuries by 2050. AT deliver the council’s policies in relation to transport. AT developed ‘Vision Zero for Tāmaki Makaurau’ in response to goals within the Auckland Plan and with the council’s Planning Committee’s direction (Resolution number PLA/2018/83).

9.       Since receiving endorsement from Auckland Council and from the Auckland Transport Board, Auckland Transport has progressively reviewed roads across Auckland and reduced speed limits on many roads.

10.     In this phase, the focus has been on town centres, roads near schools, high-risk rural roads, rural marae, and roads requested by the community.

11.     Public consultation on the Safe Speeds Programme Phase Three took place from 28 February - 3 April 2022, and included the following measures:

a)   flyer mailout to 340,257 properties and PO Boxes near roads where changes to speed limits are proposed.

b)   advertising in the NZ Herald, community newspapers, specialist, and ethnic media.

c)   radio advertising on Niu FM, Radio Samoa and Radio Waatea.

d)   radio interviews and ad libs on Niu FM, Radio Samoa and Radio Waatea.

e)   media releases.

f)    social media campaigns.

g)   an article published in OurAuckland.

h)   translation of consultation materials into Te Reo Māori, Braille and NZ Sign Language.

i)    flyers, posters and hardcopy FreePost feedback forms in multiple languages to every library and service centre in Auckland.

j)    15 online webinars, including a Mandarin language webinar.

k)   a community drop-in session on Aotea Great Barrier.

12.     The community was able to provide their thoughts via a number of channels:

a)   online via http://AT.govt.nz/haveyoursay

b)   a paper survey.

c)   a web-based mapping tool.

d)   emails direct to the Safe Speeds Programme team.

e)   at public hearings held on 6 April 2022.

13.     Local boards received localised reports on public feedback in early May (Attachment B) and now have the opportunity to provide feedback on Phase Three proposed speed limit changes within their local board area.

Tātaritanga me ngā tohutohu

Analysis and advice

14.     Auckland Transport manages more than 7,300 kilometres of roads for Auckland Council. This includes setting speed limits, and since ‘Vision Zero’ was adopted Auckland Transport has been progressively reviewing and amending speed limits. Changes have been made only after engaging with both the community and local boards.

15.     Auckland Transport’s first phase of reviewing and setting new speed limits was developing the Speed Limits Bylaw 2019 (under the Land Transport Act 1998) that enabled AT to set new speed limits for Auckland’s highest risk roads.

16.     The impact of the changes made in this bylaw have been significant and support the claim that by setting safe and appropriate speed limits in Auckland, we reduce community harm.

17.     Since 30 June 2020, in areas where speed limits were changed, fatal crashes have almost halved (down by 47 per cent) during the 18-month period since this action was taken.[1]

18.     This change was most significant on rural roads where roads with reduced speed limits recorded a 71 per cent reduction in fatal crashes and more than a 25 per cent reduction in serious injury crashes.

19.     In selected locations, speed limit changes are complemented by physical speed calming measures such as speed bumps, raised pedestrian crossings, kerb changes and road marking. These physical measures help reinforce the safe and appropriate speed limits and assist with pedestrians and cyclists crossing busy roads. Physical measures are installed based upon risk, with a focus on locations such as town centres, residential areas and roads near schools.

20.     It will take time to confirm that these trends are sustained, however this initial impact is promising and indicates the effectiveness of the ‘Vision Zero’ approach. Overseas data records a similar impact on harm reduction and Auckland Transport’s advice to local boards is that the programme is working and should be supported.

Tauākī whakaaweawe āhuarangi

Climate impact statement

21.     The primary climate change benefit of safe and appropriate speed limits is that they support and encourage greater take-up of walking, cycling and micromobility by reducing the risk to vulnerable road users, making these modes more attractive. This supports emissions reductions.

22.     In town centres where speed limits were reduced and safety improvements introduced during Phase One of speed limit changes, there has been strong positive feedback, with 19 per cent of people saying they now participate in at least one active mode (e.g., walking or cycling) more often since the projects have been completed. This is a direct contribution towards encouraging people to walk or cycle instead of using cars that produce carbon emissions.

Ngā whakaaweawe me ngā tirohanga a te rōpū Kaunihera

Council group impacts and views

23.     Auckland Council is committed to road safety. The Auckland Plan envisages a transport network free of deaths and serious injuries by 2050. AT deliver the council’s policies in relation to transport. AT developed ‘Vision Zero for Tāmaki Makaurau’ in response to goals within the Auckland Plan and with the council’s Planning Committee’s direction (Resolution number PLA/2018/83).

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

Local impacts and local board views

24.     Auckland Transport has held workshops with local boards throughout the various phases of the Safe Speeds programme.

25.     Summaries of local submissions on changes proposed in Phase Three were provided to local boards in early May to inform their consideration of this topic.

26.     This report seeks feedback from the local board on the proposed speed limit changes within Phase Three of the Safe Speeds Programme.

Tauākī whakaaweawe Māori

Māori impact statement

27.     Auckland Transport is committed to meeting its responsibilities under Te Tiriti o Waitangi and its broader legal obligations in being more responsive to and inclusive of Māori.

28.     AT’s Māori Responsiveness Plan outlines the commitment to 19 mana whenua iwi in Auckland to deliver effective and well-designed transport policy and solutions. AT also recognises mataawaka and their representative bodies and our desire to foster a relationship with them. This plan is available on the Auckland Transport website at https://at.govt.nz/about-us/transport-plans-strategies/maori-responsiveness-plan/#about

29.     Safe speeds make our roads safer for active road users, which encourages more people to walk, cycle and use public transport. Te Ora ō Tāmaki Makaurau is the well-being framework developed by the Mana Whenua Kaitiaki Forum in response to Te Tāruke-ā-Tāwhiri. Safer roads contribute to more people walking or cycling, which in turn supports this framework developed by Mana Whenua.

30.     Waka Kotahi’s 2021 study ‘He Pūrongo Whakahaumaru Huarahi Mō Ngā Iwi Māori – Māori Road Safety Outcomesprovides data demonstrating that Māori are disproportionately more likely to be hurt or killed on New Zealand roads. The Safe Speeds Programme is expected to result in significant positive impacts for Auckland’s Māori communities.

31.     Engagement with iwi at the AT northern, central and southern transport kaitiaki hui took place on the wider programme during 2021, and in early 2022 to introduce the Interim Speed Management Plan. Detailed engagement with individual rural marae as part of Phase Three commenced mid-2021 and is ongoing, with each marae typically requiring a tailored approach that takes into account localised safety issues.

32.     Mana whenua are, in general, supportive of the Safe Speeds Programme and positive safety, community and environmental outcomes arising through safe and appropriate speed limits. There is in particular strong engagement and support for the rural marae workstream which forms part of Phase Three.

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Financial implications

33.     Although there are no specific financial implications arising from local boards providing feedback on the Safe Speeds Programme this programme has considerable financial implications.

34.     In 2017, the social cost of road harm in Auckland was about $1.1 billion.[2] These costs are paid by all Aucklanders. There is the cost of health care for those injured and - for some - lifetime rehabilitation and support. There is a cost to families, businesses and the region of those who can no longer live and work as they did before due to road deaths and serious injuries.

35.     Reducing the harm caused by road accidents impacts on the community by reducing hospital costs, insurance costs and Accident Compensation Corporation costs all of which are of direct financial benefit to the communities that local boards represent.

Ngā raru tūpono me ngā whakamaurutanga

Risks and mitigations

36.     Delays due to Covid-19 and lockdown in the Auckland Region have added complexity to both public consultation and implementation timelines. The following measures were undertaken to ensure a quality engagement process:

·    The consultation length was extended from four to five weeks.

·    The number of online events during the consultation was significantly increased.

·    Digital advertising spend was increased and included Mandarin language public webinars and social media advertising.

37.     Steps have also been taken to ensure flexibility in the implementation timeline.

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Next steps

38.     The new speed limits are proposed to come into force at the end of November 2022.

39.     The November 2022 date may need to be revised due to the impacts of Covid-19 and to take into account consultation feedback. Local boards will be kept up to date if any changes are made.

 

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Attachments

No.

Title

Page

a

Albert-Eden Local Board Phase 3 Speed Limit Changes

319

b

Safe Speeds Programme public feedback on proposed speed limit changes March/April 2022 (Under Separate Cover)

 

     

Ngā kaihaina

Signatories

Authors

Annie Ferguson – Communications and Engagement, Auckland Transport

Ben Stallworthy – Elected Member Relationship Partner, Auckland Transport

Authorisers

Nathan Cammock – Programme Director, Auckland Transport

Louise Mason – General Manager Local Board Services

Nina Siers - Local Area Manager

 

 


Albert-Eden Local Board

17 May 2022

 

 

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Albert-Eden Local Board

17 May 2022

 

 

Auckland Transport - Local Board Feedback on New North Road Options

File No.: CP2022/06381

 

  

 

Te take mō te pūrongo

Purpose of the report

1.       To seek local board input on Auckland Transport’s conceptual options for the proposed New North Road Upgrade.

Whakarāpopototanga matua

Executive summary

2.       Auckland Transport proposes to upgrade New North Road, so is undertaking significant public and local board engagement.

3.       The first stage of developing a plan for New North Road is the identification of a broad conceptual option that will serve as the basis for more detailed planning. Auckland Transport presented the public and local boards with three broad options:

a)   Approach A: Building cycling facilities on separate parallel cycle routes.

b)   Approach B: Upgrading and installing cycling facilities within the existing road corridor.

c)   Approach C: Widening the existing kerb to provide space for separated and protected cycling facilities on the route.

4.       This report allows the board to consider and provide feedback about its preferred option.

 

Ngā tūtohunga

Recommendation/s

That the Albert-Eden Local Board:

a)      provide feedback on the initial board options being investigated in the New North Road – Connected Communities project.

 

Horopaki

Context

5.       Connected Communities is an Auckland Transport programme of work that strategically prioritises road corridors for investigation.  The corridor is investigated in detail by Auckland Transport and then investment is directed towards that area. Prior to this approach Auckland Transport made change as isolated projects. Connected Communities joins the various different Auckland Transport programmed and projects together to make a range of improvements at one time. This increases delivery efficiency and reduces impacts on local communities.

6.       Connected Communities is brings together the following Auckland Transport functions:

·        Bus Infra-structure – Improvements like new shelters and bus lanes that support the new network along the full length or the corridor.

·        Road Safety– Including overall safety improvements in urban corridors, speed management and targeted safety improvements.

·        Walking and Cycling - Development of a network approach ‘joining up’ area wide improvements along the corridor.

·        Network Performance – Optimising the network to enhance productivity and safety of corridors.

7.       Twelve corridors identified for improvement. The corridors follow some of the busiest bus routes extending from the city centre.

8.       The New North Road corridor is approximately 11km long and lies within the Whau, Waitematā and Albert-Eden Local Board areas. It plays an important role in connecting Tāmaki Makaurau / Auckland's city centre to the western and central isthmus suburbs.

9.       New North Road is part of the frequent bus network, enables access to the western rail line and provides a walking, cycling and vehicle connection over the motorway interchange to the city centre and Learning Quarter.

10.     Auckland Transport’s team identified some key issues on this route including safety, poor bus reliability, lack of separated cycle lanes, safety and thriving town centres. Over the coming years, significant population growth is likely to occur along this route and demand for safe and efficient transport is expected to increase.   See Figure 1, a map of the project.

Figure 1: Map of the New North Road Project

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11.     The changes are integrated with other projects such as City Rail Link (CRL), the Urban Cycleway Programme and Auckland Transport’s 10-Year Programme, the Regional Land Transport Plan.

Tātaritanga me ngā tohutohu

Analysis and advice

12.     Auckland Transport is at a very early stage in planning.  At this time the project team is seeking community and local board feedback about three broad options that are summarised below:

a)   Approach A: Building cycling facilities on separate parallel cycle routes.

This approach provides bus priority lanes along the route, and cycle facilities from Karangahape Road to Morningside. An alternate off-corridor cycle route is provided from Morningside to Avondale

The benefits of this option are that it provides a very high levels of public transport service and safety for cyclists. It does not require widening New North Road so is less expensive and quicker to deliver.

The ‘trade-offs’ associated with this option are that cycling connections are less direct people having to cycle around difficult stretches of road. Further, this option requires removal of off-street parking on the parallel routes.

b)   Approach B: Upgrading and installing cycling facilities within the existing road corridor.

This approach provides direct connections along New North Road for cycling and moderate provision of bus priority lanes.

The benefits of this option are that it provides lower speed environments in Town Centres and adds nine kilometres of new separated cycle route to the cycle network. The kerb is not moved so this option can be delivered quickly and at a relatively low cost.

The ‘trade-offs’ of this option are that compared to the other option there is less improvement in bus reliability.

c)   Approach C: Widening the existing kerb to provide space for separated and protected cycling facilities on the route.

This approach provides an on-corridor cycling connection between Avondale and the City Centre and the longest sections of dedicated bus lanes. In this approach, widening occurs in some locations to improve bus priority and provide more space for people who cycle, at pinch points. Moving the kerbs will result in sections of narrower footpaths.

The benefits of this approach are lower speed environments in Town Centres. Nine kilometres of new cycleway. Better bus reliability than either of the other options including eleven kilometres of new bus lane.

The ‘trade-offs’ of this option are primarily that is more expensive and disruptive to deliver than the other options.

13.     Attachment A is maps of each option.

14.     Auckland Transport does not have a preferred option, instead it is seeking feedback from the community and local boards about what they believe is the best option; or which combinations of options could create a better new option.

15.     Engagement was undertaken with the community from 28 February to 8 April 2022 using workshops, online information sessions, meetings, emails, gathering submissions and Question and Answer sessions.

16.     Overall 634 submissions were received. Thirty-three were written submissions received from industry groups and stakeholders, and 13 were from businesses along the corridor. Six submissions were received from business improvement districts or business associations.

17.     The preferred option was Approach B (48 per cent), followed by Approach A (18 per cent) and then a mix of approaches and Approach C (both 13 per cent).

18.     Reasons for preferring Approach B were:

·        This is the most direct cycle route (108 submissions)

·        Proposed cycling provision (91 submissions)

·        Retained footpath width (61 submissions)

·        Public transport provision (56 submissions) and reduced construction disruption (44 submissions).

19.     Summary of community engagement and feedback is contained in Attachment B.

 

Tauākī whakaaweawe āhuarangi

Climate impact statement

20.     Auckland Transport’s 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.

21.     This project contributes directly to these goals, providing more reliable public transport and better, safer cycling options. Both of which encourage people to use these less polluting modes of transport.

Ngā whakaaweawe me ngā tirohanga a te rōpū Kaunihera

Council group impacts and views

22.     Officers from Auckland Transport and Auckland Council work together where required to ensure that this work is integrated with Auckland Council’s plans a strategies. In this case though the project is within the road corridor and does not impact on either Council property or Panuku urban development areas there are no significant issues or benefits to report.

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

Local impacts and local board views

23.     This report is to formalise local board feedback on the project from the local board.

24.     A summary of public feedback is included as Attachment B.

Tauākī whakaaweawe Māori

Māori impact statement

25.     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 Maori Responsiveness Plan outlines the commitment to 19 mana whenua tribes in delivering effective and well-designed transport policy and solutions for Auckland. We 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.

26.     The actions being considered are likely to have few specific impacts on Māori, because the project does not impact on land or water rather on the road corridor. However, the project team does engage with Māori through Auckland Transport’s regional hui.

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Financial implications

27.     There are no financial implications for this local board in providing feedback on the proposed options.

Ngā raru tūpono me ngā whakamaurutanga

Risks and mitigations

28.     There are no financial risks to the local board of commenting on, or expressing support for an option.

29.     Further, there are no legal or technical risks associated with commenting on, or expressing support for an option.

30.     The only potential risk to the board is that if it does not provide feedback it could lose an opportunity to influence the design process and that risk is mitigated by providing feedback.

Ngā koringa ā-muri

Next steps

31.     Based on feedback received from local boards, iwi and through public consultation, Auckland Transport will confirm a preferred option for development into a more detail option. This will serve as the basis for the business case that funds the next step in the design process.

32.     The option may be one of the three presented in this report, a mixture of them or it may be a new option depending on the feedback that is received. This project is at an early stage of the design process.

33.     When the new option is confirmed, likely in mid-2022, Auckland Transport will inform the local board and outline the next phase of engagement.

 

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Attachments

No.

Title

Page

a

Maps of Options

327

b

Feedback from public consultation

329

     

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Signatories

Author

Ben Stallworthy - Elected Member Relationship Partner

Authorisers

Stephen Rainbow - Central Engagement Hub Manager

Nina Siers - Local Area Manager

 

 


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Albert-Eden Local Board

17 May 2022

 

 

Carrington Road Cycling Improvements Feedback Report

File No.: CP2022/06386

 

  

 

Te take mō te pūrongo

Purpose of the report

1.       To seek Albert-Eden Local Board’s feedback on Auckland Transport’s planned cycling safety improvements on Carrington Road, Mt Albert.

Whakarāpopototanga matua

Executive summary

2.       Auckland Transport manages the road network on behalf of Auckland Council.  On an as-required basis, Auckland Transport requests feedback from local boards about projects or programmes.

3.       Separated cycle lanes are proposed on Carrington Road to improve safety, a project that the Albert-Eden Local Board and Auckland Transport agreed would be consulted on in the annual Council Controlled Organisation Engagement Plan.

4.       This report allows the local board to provide feedback about the proposed project.

 

Ngā tūtohunga

Recommendation/s

That the Albert-Eden Local Board:

a)      provide feedback on the proposed cycling safety improvements on Carrington Road, Mt Albert.

 

Horopaki

Context

5.       This project is part of the Minor Cycling and Micro-mobility programme. The delivery of the Minor Cycling and Micro-mobility programme is accelerated from five years to three years after budget was approved by the Auckland Transport Board in November 2021.

6.       The Minor Cycling and Mirco-mobility programme exists to help meet direction in Auckland Council’s Auckland Plan. Specifically, Direction Two- Increase genuine travel choices for a healthy, vibrant and equitable Auckland, that states in part ‘As Auckland grows it is essential that more people walk, cycle or travel by public transport. This will reduce pressure on our roads and free up room for freight and commercial trips, which are reliant on road travel and make major contributions to Auckland’s economic prosperity.  More walking and cycling will also have significant health benefits through increased physical activity’.

7.       Further, in 2019 Auckland Council declared a climate emergency; and encouraging use of alternative modes of transport like cycling is a key response to reducing Auckland’s carbon emissions. The project clearly delivers on a wide Auckland Council strategic direction.

8.       The Albert-Eden Local Board Plan specifically discuss encouraging Auckland Transport to build more infrastructure to encourage the use of alternative transport modes. This project specifically meets the following key initiative: ‘Advocate to Auckland Transport to fund programmes and to invest in infrastructure that promotes both using multiple modes of transport and supports the community to shift towards active modes of transport’

9.       This project contributes to both Auckland Council and local board strategic goals.  The proposal is for the existing 1.5 km cycle lane currently lacking separation for the majority of its length to have separators installed that will protect users.

Tātaritanga me ngā tohutohu

Analysis and advice

10.     The aim of the project is to make it safer and easier to cycle along Carrington Road, Mt Albert. Auckland Transport proposes to install physical separation between the vehicle lanes and existing kerb side painted cycle lanes on Carrington Road from Sutherland Road to New North Road. The separators will be 300mm wide raised concrete islands positioned on the existing cycle lane white line. Gaps will be left for existing property accesses and side road intersections.  See map below.

Figure 1: Map of Carrington Road Cycleway

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11.     Auckland Transport also propose changes to parking and the adjacent cycle lane for the section of Carrington Road between Woodward Road and Wilcott Street.  It is proposed to remove this parking and install a kerbside cycle lane with cycle separators.

12.     The section of cycle lane adjacent to the existing kerb side parking on the eastern side of Carrington Road outside Gladstone Primary is not going to be changed as part of these works.  Auckland Transport is reviewing this section as a separate project and will review options to manage school related parking while providing safety improvements for cycling. 

13.     Auckland Transport conducted community engagement about the proposal in April and May 2022.  The total number of people that engaged with Auckland Transport and their level of support are recorded in the table below.

Figure 2: Engagement Numbers

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14.     The key broad themes in the engagement are summarised below:

a)   Gladstone Primary. Currently, the project does not include cycle lanes in front of Gladstone Primary. This is because of the difficulty of integrating cycle lanes with the ability for people to drop-off and pick-up school children. Auckland Transport plans to address this issue as a separate project and respondents asked that this work be prioritised and delivered sooner.

b)   Side streets. Respondents asked for more traffic-calming on side streets and for ‘Give Way’ signs to be replaced with ‘Stop’ signs. The aim being to reduce speeds and increase safety in the side streets.

c)   Minor layout changes. Respondents made a number of suggestions about cycle lane layout including placement of delineators at intervals that will physically prevent cars entering the cycle lane, width and making sure that turns in and out of the lanes are safe.

d)   Woodward Road. Many respondents discussed the layout of the intersection of Woodward Road and Carrington Road, a complex intersection. See map below. Requested changes included:

i.          Reducing the turning area at Woodward Road to reduce speeds.

ii.          Concern about the ‘S’ shape on the cycle lane outside 157 Carrington because if a car is parked, cyclists might be less visible to drivers coming out of Woodward Road.

iii.         Warning signs or engineering to slow traffic into and out of Woodward Road.

Figure 3: Map of Woodward Road Intersection

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15.     Auckland Transport provided a detailed memo to the local board about the project in April 2022. Auckland Transport also workshopped the project with the local board on 28 April 2022.

16.     In summary this project meets key climate change, transport and safety objectives of both Auckland Council and the Albert-Eden Local Board. It has been discussed with the wider public and with the local board.  Auckland Transport is now seeking Albert-Eden Local Board’s feedback so that this information can be incorporated into the project.

Tauākī whakaaweawe āhuarangi

Climate impact statement

17.     Auckland Council has declared a climate emergency, Auckland Transport’s advice is that cycling safety encourages people to use lower emission modes of transport like cycling. Further the safety changes in this area may encourage more people to cycle.

Ngā whakaaweawe me ngā tirohanga a te rōpū Kaunihera

Council group impacts and views

18.     This project is entirely within the road corridor and does not impact on other branches of Council.

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

Local impacts and local board views

19.     Public engagement is complete and the result is noted above.

20.     This report is to request Albert-Eden Local Board’s feedback.

Tauākī whakaaweawe Māori

Māori impact statement

21.     The actions being consider do not have specific impacts on Māori.  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 Maori Responsiveness Plan outlines the commitment to 19 mana whenua tribes in delivering effective and well-designed transport policy and solutions for Auckland. We 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

22.     Any Auckland Transport project that requires consultation with iwi will include that activity within its project plan.

Ngā ritenga ā-pūtea

Financial implications

23.     This does not have financial implications for the local board.

Ngā raru tūpono me ngā whakamaurutanga

Risks and mitigations

24.     The most significant risk related to this project is that delivery is budgeted this financial year (i.e. it must start by June 2022). The project is recorded as a ‘Consult’ project in the Albert-Eden Council Controlled Organisation Engagement Plan, meaning that Auckland Transport commits to providing the local board with an opportunity to suggest changes.  Suggestions will be considered and if possible made.  If a suggested change cannot be made Auckland Transport will explain the reason why.  However, the time consideration means that feedback needs to be provided this month in order to mitigate this risk.

25.     Another risk is the reputation risk associated with the proposed removal of 19 parking spaces on the section of Carrington Road between Woodward Road and Wilcott Street. The mitigation for this risk is providing good information to the community about the importance of alternative transport modes in reducing climate impact and that encouraging people to cycle requires safe cycle lanes.

26.     Finally, the section of existing kerbside parking and cycle lane on the eastern side of Carrington Road, outside Gladstone Primary will be left and delivered in a separate project. This is so that Auckland Transport can review options to manage school related parking. This section is a reputational risk because public engagement demonstrated a desire to see this work completed as soon as possible. The mitigation for this risk is providing good information to the community.

27.     The risks and their mitigations are well-understood by the project team and can generally be mitigated. Project delivery is unlikely to be stopped but could be delayed by these risks. This is a relatively low level of risk for the local board.

Ngā koringa ā-muri

Next steps

28.     If the Albert-Eden Local Board provides feedback at this meeting then the next steps will be:

a)   The feedback will be sent to the project team.

b)   The project team will consider the feedback and provide a response to the local board outlining the elements that they can change and the elements that they can’t change.  If a local board suggestion cannot be incorporated the team will clearly explain the reason for that decision.

c)   Auckland Transport will start building as soon as possible, including informing the community.

d)   Auckland Transport will provide regular progress updates until the project is completed.

 

Ngā tāpirihanga

Attachments

There are no attachments for this report.    

Ngā kaihaina

Signatories

Author

Ben Stallworthy - Elected Member Relationship Partner

Authorisers

Stephen Rainbow - Central Engagement Hub Manager

Nina Siers - Local Area Manager

 

 


Albert-Eden Local Board

17 May 2022

 

 

Draft Auckland golf investment plan

File No.: CP2022/05940

 

  

 

Te take mō te pūrongo

Purpose of the report

1.       To seek tautoko / support for the draft Auckland golf investment plan titled Where all Aucklanders benefit from publicly owned golf land.

Whakarāpopototanga matua

Executive summary

2.       To increase Aucklander’s access to, and the benefits from, publicly owned golf land, staff have developed a draft investment plan.

3.       Staff recommend that you support the draft Auckland golf investment plan titled Where all Aucklanders benefit from publicly owned golf land.  

4.       There will be increased accountability and transparency from an outcome-focused investment approach and a clear decision-making framework. Implementation of the plan is expected to achieve:

·     increased equity, sport and recreation by opening up publicly owned golf land to all Aucklanders

·     increased equity and participation by providing a broad range of golf experiences that attract and retain participants and services targeted at low participation groups

·     best practice in ecosystem management and biodiversity conservation of publicly owned golf land.

5.       If adopted, any future investment would need to align with the plan. The main trade-off is between taking a consistent regional approach to future decision-making and one-off decisions as current leases end.

6.       The next step is for the Parks, Arts, Community and Events Committee to consider adoption of the plan in mid-2022. Local board feedback will help inform their decision-making.

 

Ngā tūtohunga

Recommendation/s

That the Albert-Eden Local Board:

a)      tautoko / support the draft Auckland golf investment plan titled Where all Aucklanders benefit from publicly owned golf land attached to this report (Attachment A)

b)      tautoko / support the three policy objectives set in the draft Auckland golf investment plan:

i)        increased equity, sport and recreation by opening up publicly owned golf land to all Aucklanders

ii)       increased equity and participation by providing a broad range of golf experiences that attract and retain participants and services targeted at low participation groups

iii)      best practice in ecosystem management and biodiversity conservation of publicly owned golf land.

c)      tautoko / support the decision-making framework set in the draft Auckland golf investment plan, in which future use of publicly owned golf land will be considered in the context of local needs, increased equity, participation and environmental outcomes.

 

Horopaki

Context

Exclusive use of publicly owned land for golf is not sustainable

Problem definition

7.       There are 13 golf courses operating on 535 hectares of council-owned or managed land. This publicly owned land has an estimated value of $2.9 billion in 2018.[3]

8.       Public access to this land, other than to play golf, is limited which means that some Aucklanders are missing out.

9.       There are competing demands to provide open space and community facilities. Housing and business land is also in short supply in urban areas.

10.     This makes exclusive use of publicly owned land by a single sports code unsustainable.

The draft investment plan builds on community engagement, research and analysis

11.     Development of the draft plan involved community engagement, research and analysis.

12.     Work commenced in 2016 with the release of a discussion document for public engagement [PAR/2016/11 refers].

13.     The investment approach was supported by a majority of Aucklanders who responded to the consultation in 2016. There was strong feedback for council to maximise the benefits from its investment in golf. This is reflected in the draft plan.

14.     Following analysis of submissions on the discussion document, the Parks, Sport and Recreation Committee approved development of a draft plan with the following components [PAR/2016/52 refers]:

·     a policy statement setting out the vision, investment principles and the scope of council’s investment.

·     a decision-making framework that sets how the investment approach will be applied as well as ongoing reporting and monitoring.

15.     A range of research was undertaken to support the development of a draft plan, including an analysis of the value of golf to Auckland’s economy and benchmarking to assess the environmental performance of golf courses on publicly owned land.

16.     Cost-benefit analyses were undertaken of the 13 golf courses. A tool was developed to assess the costs and benefits of different forms of sport and recreation investment.

17.     An intervention logic and decision-making framework were developed and refined following workshops with the Environment and Community Committee and 10 local boards in September and November 2018.

18.     Key aspects of the draft plan were workshopped with the Parks, Arts, Community and Events Committee in December 2021.

19.     The Parks, Arts, Community and Events Committee considered the draft plan in February 2022 and invited staff to use this document to engage with the community.

 

 

 

Tātaritanga me ngā tohutohu

Analysis and advice

Changes are proposed so that all Aucklanders benefit from publicly owned golf land

20.     Staff have developed a draft Auckland golf investment plan in order to make publicly owned golf land accessible to Aucklanders and to increase public benefits from this land.

21.     It proposes three policy objectives:

·     increase equity, sport and recreation by opening up publicly owned golf land to all Aucklanders

·     increase equity and participation by providing a broad range of golf experiences that attract and retain participants and services targeted at low participation groups

·     best practice in ecosystem management and biodiversity conservation of publicly owned golf land.

22.     The proposed outcome-focused investment approach, with a clear decision-making framework, would also increase accountability and transparency.

Increasing public value is an accepted public sector approach

23.     The draft plan takes a public value approach as it aims to deliver more public value to Aucklanders from council investment.

24.     Public value is an accepted approach. It has informed public policy in New Zealand and other countries such as Australia and the United Kingdom since the mid-1990s.[4]

25.     It focuses decision-making on how best to manage public assets to benefit all members of society.

26.     Alternate approaches, where council does not consider the costs and benefits of allocating publicly owned land to golf or public versus private benefits, have been discounted.

27.     These factors cannot be overlooked when there are competing demands for open space or community facilities and land supply constraints.

The investment approach is consistent with council policy

28.     In 2019, the Environment and Community Committee adopted the Increasing Aucklanders’ Participation in Sport: Investment Plan 2019-2039 [ENV/2019/93 refers].

29.     The draft plan is consistent with council policy on sport investment.[5] It has the same investment objective of increasing equity and participation and the same investment principles as the overarching sport investment plan.

30.     A separate plan from Increasing Aucklanders’ Participation in Sport: Investment Plan 2019-2039 was needed because there is more complexity to golf both in terms of costs and benefits. For example, golf courses may operate on marginal land, and they can have other functions such as stormwater management.

31.     Increasing environmental benefits were an additional consideration given the large land areas currently allocated to golf.

The draft plan proposes four key shifts to benefit all Aucklanders

32.     Four key shifts to the status quo are proposed so that all Aucklanders benefit from increased equity, participation and environmental outcomes.

 

 

 

 

 

Figure 1: Four key shifts to deliver increased benefits to Aucklanders

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FROM ad hoc historic decisions of legacy councils

Now there is intensive demand for land to accommodate Auckland’s growth

 

TO a robust investment framework that is focused on increasing benefits to all Aucklanders

Public-owned golf land will be considered in the context of local needs, increased equity, participation and environmental outcomes

 

DELIVERS increased accountability and transparency

 

2

 

FROM publicly owned land used exclusively by golfers

There is competition over access to open space and some Aucklanders are missing out

TO sport and recreation for all Aucklanders

Opening publicly owned golf land to other users with new play spaces, walking, running and cycling paths and other sport and recreation activities

 

DELIVERS increased equity and sport and recreation participation rates

 

3

 

FROM asset-based investment in traditional mid-level (development) golf courses

Auckland golf courses meet the needs of a relatively narrow segment of population[6]

TO a broad golf service offering across the network that appeals to a wider group of people

Providing a broad range of golf experiences and pathways that attract and retain participants with services targeted at low participation groups

 

DELIVERS increased equity and golf participation rates

 

4

 

FROM variable environmental management of publicly owned golf land

Some golf courses are high users of water, fertilisers, pesticides and energy

 

TO best practice in ecosystem management and biodiversity conservation that meets clearly defined targets

A kaitiakitanga framework ensures publicly owned golf land is environmentally sustainable, energy neutral and carbon positive

 

DELIVERS increased natural and environmental benefits

 

 

33.     If the draft plan is adopted, these changes can be implemented as leases end, or by agreement with current leaseholders.

Decision-makers will consider a range of evidence and options before any future investment

34.     The draft plan sets out a clear decision-making framework to guide and inform any future investment and leasing decisions. Its sets out clear objectives and expectations about the public benefits sought from publicly owned golf land.

35.     Decisions will be informed by an indicative business case with a full range of policy options assessed against the plan’s investment objectives and principles. This will help inform decisions that local boards make about golf leases.

36.     Development of the indicative business cases will commence three to five years prior to the end of a current lease for golf courses on publicly owned land. Eight of these leases end before 2028.

 

 

Figure 2: Proposed decision-making framework (see page 21 of Attachment A for a larger version)

Future investment decisions will involve the governing body and local boards

37.     If the golf investment plan is adopted, the governing body and local boards will work together to implement the plan. This process will adapt to any changes made to current allocated decision-making responsibilities.

38.     Currently the governing body makes strategic decisions concerning asset ownership and future investment to increase sport and recreation opportunities for all Aucklanders. Local boards make decisions on the use of publicly owned land, including leases, and the development of open space to meet community needs.

39.     During the development of indicative business cases for individual publicly owned golf land, joint working groups can be set up to consider policy options and implementation requirements. This would ensure close collaboration between decision-makers.

There are some trade-offs associated with adopting the plan and the key shifts

40.     Key Shift 1 (a robust investment framework) means taking a consistent regional approach to future decision-making rather than making one-off decisions as current leases end. It also means that a full range of policy options will be considered as part of an indicative business case, rather than simply going through a new lease process.

41.     Implementation will require a joint approach involving the governing body and local boards, reflecting and adapting to changing decision-making allocated to local boards.

42.     Key Shift 2 (sport and recreation for all Aucklanders) means making space for other sport and recreation activities on publicly owned golf land.

43.     In most cases, it is anticipated that these activities can co-exist alongside golf on publicly owned land.

44.     Key Shift 3 (a broad golf service offering) could mean making changes to the types of services or facilities available. For example, a driving range and an introductory golf could be provided in place of an existing 18-hole golf course.

45.     Any such change would have varied support between new and experienced golfers.

46.     Key Shift 4 (sustainable environmental practices) means that all golf courses on publicly owned land will need to meet a minimum environmental benchmark.

47.     Six golf courses on publicly owned land would not currently meet this benchmark.

48.     Some of them are participating in a pilot run by Auckland Council’s Infrastructure and Environmental Services department to improve environmental practices, but decisions may need to be made as to whether additional council support is provided.

There are strengths and weaknesses to the plan

49.     There are strengths and weaknesses to the draft plan as well as some limitations and constraints (see Table 1).

50.     A strength of the draft plan is how it has built on public engagement in 2016. The majority of public respondents to a council discussion document sought increased access to publicly owned golf land. They supported walking, running and cycling trails. They also supported use of an environmental auditing tool.

51.     Other key strengths are the proposed public value approach and strategic alignment with the Auckland and Māori Plans. It also builds on golf sector strategies and plans.

52.     The main weakness is that the draft plan relied on publicly available golf participation data (up to and including data from 2020). Golf New Zealand has subsequently provided more up-to-date data, which shows increases in participation over the last two years.

53.     Another weakness is that the draft plan does not specify any level of future council investment. Decisions will be made on a case-by-case basis as leases end. This will allow council to make timely decisions based on community needs as participation trends will change over time. This may however create uncertainty for leaseholders and the wider golf sector.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Table 1: High-level analysis of the merits of the draft plan

We are engaging again with Aucklanders to get their views

54.     Staff are engaging with Aucklanders, the sport and recreation sector as well as golf clubs and leaseholders to get their views on the draft plan.

55.     A range of mechanisms were used to engage the public, including the People’s Panel survey and public submissions to the Have Your Say consultation, with a cross section of Aucklanders providing feedback.

·     Have Your Say engagement ran from 23 March to 20 April 2022. A total of 1,074 people provided feedback on the draft plan. A broad range of ages, ethnicities and locations were represented. However, a large proportion was older, male Pākeha/New Zealand European respondents, or from the Albert-Eden, Devonport-Takapuna and Ōrākei local board areas.

·     The People’s Panel ran from 7 to 12 April 2022. A total of 1,070 people completed the survey. A broad range of ages, ethnicities and locations were represented in the feedback.

56.     Consultation with the sport and recreation sector as well as golf clubs and leaseholders through a series of virtual meetings runs until 27 May 2022.

The views of Aucklanders in 2022 varied on the draft plan

57.     Feedback from the Peoples Panel and Have Your Say varied (see Figure 3):

·     51 per cent of the Peoples Panel ‘support’ the overall goal to ensure that all Aucklanders benefit from publicly owned golf land. A further 28 per cent ‘partially support’ this goal.

·     59 per cent of Have Your Say respondents ‘don’t support’ the plan.

Figure 3: Summary of public feedback

People’s Panel: Goal to ensure all Aucklanders benefit

Chart type: Clustered Bar. 'Field1': 1 Support has noticeably higher 'Field2'.

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Have Your Say: Overall opinion on the draft plan

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People’s Panel

62% Support

19% Partially support

15% Don’t support

 

44% Support

30% Partially support

20% Don’t support

 

72% Support

16% Partially support

9% Don’t support

 

54% Support

24% Partially support

14% Don’t support

 

62% Support

20% Partially support

15% Don’t support

 

40% Support

32% Partially support

20% Don’t support

 

70% Support

18% Partially support

9% Don’t support

 

 

Policy Objective 1 (increasing public access)

 

Policy Objective 2 (a broad range of golf experiences)

 

Policy Objective 3 (ecosystem management and biodiversity)

 

Key Shift 1 (a robust investment framework)

 

Key Shift 2 (sport and recreation for all Aucklanders)

 


Key Shift 3 (a broad golf service offering)

 


Key Shift 4 (sustainable environmental practices)

 

Have Your Say

21% Support

19% Partially support

59% Don’t support

 

28% Support

32% Partially support

37% Don’t support

 

53% Support

21% Partially support

22% Don’t support

 

26% Support

24% Partially support

44% Don’t support

 

21% Support

16% Partially support

63% Don’t support

 

20% Support

24% Partially support

45% Don’t support

 

44% Support

20% Partially support

27% Don’t support

 

58.     There is support across both groups of respondents for the environmental aspects of the plan, in particular Policy Objective 3 (best practice in ecosystem management and biodiversity conservation).

59.     On most other aspects of the plan there were opposing views between respondents to the Peoples Panel’s survey and the Have Your Say consultation.

The sport and recreation sector supports the focus on increasing equity and participation

60.     Initial feedback from the sport and recreation sector supports the focus on increasing equity and participation in sport and recreation for all Aucklanders as well as golf.

61.     They also welcome opportunities for new play spaces, walking, jogging and cycling paths.

The golf sector opposes the draft plan in its current form

62.     The golf sector has indicated that they oppose the draft plan in its current form. They are concerned that the draft plan does not reflect the current situation.

63.     Golf New Zealand provided evidence that participation rates have increased in recent years and suggested that further investment is required to meet the needs for golf in the future.

To date golf leaseholders have told us that the draft plan gives them more certainty and they are doing many of the things it seeks to achieve

64.     Golf leaseholders that staff have spoken with to date think that the draft plan gives them more certainty as to what council would invest in and transparency over future decision-making processes.

65.     They also noted that they were already doing many of the things outlined in the plan, including growing participation among young people and women, broadening their golf service offering and increasing environmental benefits.

Staff will analyse all the submissions and will look at what changes need to be made

66.     Staff will analyse all of the submissions made on the draft plan and will look at what changes need to be made to the document. This includes updating golf participation data.

Staff recommend that local boards support the draft plan

67.     Staff recommend that you support the adoption of this plan.

68.     There will be increased accountability and transparency from an outcome-focused investment approach and a clear decision-making framework.

69.     If adopted, the plan will help increase Aucklander’s access to publicly owned land.

70.     It will also help increase equity and participation in sport and recreation, including golf.

71.     Increased natural and environmental benefits will come from a kaitiakitanga framework with ecosystem management and biodiversity conservation.

Tauākī whakaaweawe āhuarangi

Climate impact statement

The draft plan aligns with Te Tāruke-ā-Tāwhiri: Auckland’s Climate Action Plan

72.     Getting better environmental outcomes from the 535 hectares of open space currently allocated to golf is critical to Te Tāruke-ā-Tāwhiri: Auckland’s Climate Action Plan.

73.     A kaitiakitanga framework will ensure golf courses employ best practice in ecosystem management and biodiversity conservation.

74.     If the draft plan is adopted, leaseholders will need to meet a minimum benchmark covering:

·     ecology

·     landscape and cultural heritage

·     energy consumption and waste reduction

·     water resource

·     climate change

·     pollution prevention.

Ngā whakaaweawe me ngā tirohanga a te rōpū Kaunihera

Council group impacts and views

75.     Eke Panuku Development Auckland will need to ensure that decision-making on any leases is made in accordance with the plan if it is adopted.

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

Local impacts and local board views

There is inequity across age, gender and ethnic groups and people living with disabilities

76.     Not all Aucklanders have the same opportunities to participate in sport and recreation or to play golf:

·     there is inequity for people living with disabilities

·     Asian and Pacific Aucklanders have lower sport and recreation participation rates

·     women and young people have lower golf participation rates.

Local boards have been briefed on the draft plan and their views are now sought

77.     The draft plan sets out a clear decision-making framework to guide and inform any future investment and leasing decisions. Its sets out clear objectives and expectations about the public benefits sought from publicly owned golf land.

78.     If the draft plan is adopted, the governing body and local board allocated decision-making responsibilities will work together to implement the plan. This process will adapt to any changes made to current allocated decision-making responsibilities.

79.     Currently the governing body makes strategic decisions concerning asset ownership and future investment to increase sport and recreation opportunities for all Aucklanders. Local boards make decisions on the use of publicly owned land, including leases, and the development of open space to meet community needs.

80.     Joint working groups to consider policy options and implementation requirements as part of the development of indicative business cases can ensure close collaboration between investment and lease decisions.

81.     Staff held a local board member briefing on 4 April 2022, providing an overview of the draft plan and responded to questions.

82.     This report provides an overview of the draft plan as well as a high-level summary of public feedback. It seeks a formal view on the draft plan.

Tauākī whakaaweawe Māori

Māori impact statement

83.     The draft plan aligns with the five key directions that reflect the overarching goals or aspirations of mana whenua and mataawaka as set-out in the Māori Plan:

·     Whanaungatanga /… Access to public facilities 

·     Rangatiratanga /…Māori are actively involved in decision-making and management of natural resources

·     Manaakitanga /… Access to clean parks and reserves

·     Wairuatanga /… Indigenous flora and fauna

·     Kaitiakitanga /…Māori are kaitiaki of the environment.

84.     Mana whenua have been provided with a summary of the draft plan and public feedback to assist with their decision-making process about providing feedback.

 

Ngā ritenga ā-pūtea

Financial implications

85.     There are no financial implications to the local board for any decision to support the draft plan, its policy objectives and the decision-making framework it outlines.

86.     If the draft plan is adopted, the costs of undertaking indicative business cases would be funded within existing department budget.

87.     The financial implications of any decisions recommended through individual indicative business cases would be outlined at the relevant time.

 

Ngā raru tūpono me ngā whakamaurutanga

Risks and mitigations

88.     Adoption of a plan for future council investment in golf manages risk as well as increasing transparency and accountability.

89.     If the governing body and local boards follow the indicative business case process and decision-making framework, then there would be a low risk of legal challenge.

 

Ngā koringa ā-muri

Next steps

90.     The Parks, Arts, Community and Events Committee to consider adoption of the plan in mid- 2022. The agenda report will include local board feedback.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ngā tāpirihanga

Attachments

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Ngā kaihaina

Signatories

Author

Aubrey Bloomfield - Senior Policy Advisor

Authorisers

Carole Canler - Senior Policy Manager

Kataraina Maki - General Manager - Community and Social Policy

Louise Mason - General Manager Local Board Services

Nina Siers - Local Area Manager

 

 


Albert-Eden Local Board

17 May 2022

 

 

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Albert-Eden Local Board

17 May 2022

 

 

Dog Access Information

File No.: CP2022/04484

 

  

 

Te take mō te pūrongo

Purpose of the report

1.   To receive the Dog Accessibility Information Service Assessment for Parks and Reserves in Albert-Eden

Whakarāpopototanga matua

Executive summary

2.   The Albert-Eden Local Board approved work programme activity #1215 to assess the provision of dog accessibility information for parks and reserves, in the local board area.

3.   Staff have finalised the service assessment (Attachment A), after having workshopped the draft with the board on 5 April 2022.

4.   Members were generally in agreement with the draft findings, but minor tweaks to the assessment have been applied in response to board feedback and for the purpose of providing greater clarity around advocacy, animal management and funding opportunities.

5.   The assessment has identified a need to improve the accuracy and accessibility of online content and to make maps as legible as possible, particularly for those sites that have both on-leash and off-leash areas.

6.   Additional improvements and actions include consistent messaging across departments, advocating for improvements to dog exercise areas not administered by council and ensuring signage is of a quality standard and located strategically (ie. at key entry points).

7.   Covid-19 has highlighted the important role that parks play in providing ‘quality of life’ to the Albert-Eden community and it is acknowledged that continued investment will be required to maintain the current high levels of community satisfaction with local parks. This includes investing in behaviours, through quality information and education, that enables the sharing of open space.

 

Ngā tūtohunga

Recommendation/s

That the Albert-Eden Local Board:

a)       receive the Dog Accessibility Information Service Assessment (Attachment A). 

 

Horopaki

Context

8.   The 2021/2022 local board work programme item #1215 required a service assessment for improved dog accessibility information for parks and reserves in Albert-Eden.

9.   The scope was to prepare a local park service assessment that identified opportunity for providing improved understanding for dog access through signage, mapping, and online availability of relevant information, in parks and open spaces in Albert-Eden.

10. The purpose of the assessment is in part to further enable dog walkers to be responsible park users by providing improved communications and dog rule information that in-turn will improve the enjoyment of open space for all users. 

11. The assessment involved a desk top analysis of current online information, statutory/regulatory documents, and strategically aligned documents. A series of site visits to assess existing signage and access information in situ have also been undertaken.

12. This assessment did not include a condition assessment or audit of park assets that contribute to the dog walking experience.

13. In planning for this item, staff identified potential scope-creep into a Gap Analysis of future or additional provision of dog exercise services as a risk.

14. The following mitigation was advised:

i.      Focus on the purpose of the approved work programme activity.

ii.      Manage any further analysis through the future work programme.

CURRENT DEMAND AND PROVISION

15. Approximately 20 per cent of households across Auckland have a dog.

16. A significant amount of park visitation involves dog walking. 

17. Requests are frequently received from residents for more local dog exercise areas.

18. The region has 111,000 registered dogs (2019) including 5,600 registered in Albert-Eden. 

19. Animal Management believes this figure is easily doubled when including dogs not currently registered.

20. A search of Central Auckland parks with dedicated dog exercise areas reveals there are six sites, of which Albert-Eden has three, all of which are on land not managed by the local board (Attachment A Page 7).

21. In Albert-Eden there are 11 permanent off-leash areas plus three additional sites with a time and season rule in place on local parks.

22. Of the three dedicated fenced dog exercise areas – two are governed by Tūpuna Maunga Authority, and one is on Watercare land. The local board does not have governance over these sites; however, they can advocate for improvements.

CURRENT TRENDS

23. The Auckland Council Albert-Eden Local Board Neighbourhood Parks Research Results (March 2017 is the most recent data available) provided the following insights into why people do and do not use the parks in Albert-Eden:

·      11 per cent of visits to neighbourhood parks were to ‘walk the dog’.

·      44 per cent of respondents would like to visit their neighbourhood park more often.

·      Lack of time due to other commitments (e.g. work, study).

·      Weather conditions.

·      Dog regulations at the park.

·      Perceived safety concerns (i.e., lack of lighting, other visitors).

24. In recent years, there have been reports of increases in designated dog areas being used by commercial dog walkers.

Tātaritanga me ngā tohutohu

Analysis and advice

25. This assessment involved analysis of current online information.  Staff compared the existing current Albert-Eden off-leash services, online information sources, against Schedule Two of the Auckland Council Policy on Dogs 2019 to ensure consistency. Small discrepancies in the lists were discovered. 

26. Staff spoke with Animal Management and their legal and enforcement teams to check the validity of the Albert-Eden off-leash list as this differed for three sites from Schedule Two of the Auckland Council Policy on Dogs 2019.

27. A range of statutory and strategically aligned documents were considered, such as the Animal Management Policy 2019, the Auckland Council Dog Policy 2019, the Auckland Design Manual and the Albert-Eden Local Board Plan 2020.

28. Local board strategic assessments, such as the Local Paths Plan 2018 and Albert-Eden Neighbourhood Parks Research Results 2017 were also referred to.

29. Staff undertook a series of site visits to assess the existing signage within local parks.

30. Staff undertook site visits to the three fenced dog areas within Albert-Eden which sit on Tūpuna Maunga Authority and Watercare sites.

31. Analysis then considered the following:

·      How information was made available to dog owners.

·      How current online information could be improved.

·      Where physical information was located.

·      How we could better reach dog owners.

·      The Auckland Council Signage Manual.

·      Where is signage best located.

·      What should signage look like.

·      Who council should collaborate with.

32. The resulting advice is broken down into online content and on-site improvements as follows.

ONLINE CONTENT IMPROVEMENTS

33. When considering how the quality of current online information could be raised staff identified:

·      A need to improve online searchability.

·      Include maps for parks with both off leash and on leash areas.

·      Investigate how relevant content from other departments, such as Animal Management, could be shared across multiple platforms such as, the PSR Parks Facebook page and the Local Board Facebook page.

·      Investigate how digital reminders for annual dog registration could include information about where to exercise dogs.

ON SITE INFORMATION IMPROVEMENTS

34. Signage content improvements:

·      Bilingual approach (it is noted that due to the complexity of the signage it is not fully bilingual yet).

·      Use symbols that are universally understood.

·      Include the basic dog policy and animal management rules such as time and season rules relevant to the park or reserve zones.

35. Design layout and placement should ensure signage:

·      Is clearly visible at an appropriate height.

·      Is of sufficient size to allow for easily readable text.

·      Includes maps for those parks that have both off-leash and on-leash zones.

·      Is located at each entry point for parks with multiple pedestrian entrances.

·      Is at each street frontage for parks and reserves with wide street frontages.

36. Staff advice is that this will achieve the purpose and scope which was to prepare a local park service assessment that identified opportunity for providing improved understanding for dog access through signage, mapping, and online availability of relevant information, in parks and open spaces in Albert-Eden. The suggested improvements will further enable dog walkers to be responsible park users by providing improved communications and dog rule information. They will also improve the service outcomes and enjoyment of open space for all users.

Tauākī whakaaweawe āhuarangi

Climate impact statement

37. No major change is envisaged for any sites referenced and therefore the ability to influence climate change either in a positive or negative way is small. However, the board is focused on providing a range of recreation outcomes that complement the local parks network and that will enable and encourage park visits on foot or by bike. Providing users with easily accessible information on the local dog walking network is likely to encourage short park trips on foot rather than longer journeys by car.

38. Where open space amenity improvements are made for dog walkers, new assets will be durable and sustainably sourced plus constructed to help limit the carbon construction footprint and extend the working life of the asset.

Ngā whakaaweawe me ngā tirohanga a te rōpū Kaunihera

Council group impacts and views

39. Parks Sports and Recreation staff have worked closely with Community Facilities department who are responsible for the implementation of changes to the parks network.

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

Local impacts and local board views

40. Improving amenity provision aligns with outcome five from the Albert-Eden Local Board Plan 2020: Parks and community facilities meet a wide range of needs

“Our parks and community facilities provide the opportunity to be active and healthy, be outside, play, connect with others and learn. We will plan how our parks and buildings can be used to their greatest potential, with space for a range of activities”.

41. The draft service assessment was workshopped with the Albert-Eden Local Board on 5 April 2022 and local board members were generally in agreement with the draft findings. No substantive changes have been made to the assessment other than minor tweaks following local board feedback. These changes were for the purpose of providing greater clarity on advocacy, animal management and funding.

Tauākī whakaaweawe Māori

Māori impact statement

42. Parks and reserves are taonga and hold significant importance to mana whenua. Developing a network of neighbourhood parks that provide for all ages and abilities will positively benefit the health and wellbeing of mana whenua and the wider community through increased recreation provision.

43. No dog rule changes are recommended in this instance, but mana whenua will be consulted on any future potential change to the dog by-law rules in Albert-Eden.

Ngā ritenga ā-pūtea

Financial implications

44. Implementation of the service assessment will be considered by the local board as part of the annual work programme and budgeting process. This will include considering priorities which have been identified in the assessment and how they can be delivered as part of the renewals programme (of existing assets), allocating capital funding for new assets if necessary, or advocacy and partnership opportunities. The Community Facilities work programme is developed by the local board on an annual basis which will reflect priorities for implementation, and costs for each project.    

Ngā raru tūpono me ngā whakamaurutanga

Risks and mitigations

45. There are no risks associated with adopting the Albert-Eden Improved Dog Accessibility Information Service Assessment. The assessment identifies opportunity to better inform dog owners about provision for dog’s rather than dog by-law changes.

Ngā koringa ā-muri

Next steps

46. Implementation through the local board’s Community Facilities Work Programme.

Ngā tāpirihanga

Attachments

No.

Title

Page

a

Dog Accessibility Information Service Assessment

447

     

Ngā kaihaina

Signatories

Author

Annette Richards - Parks & Places Specialist

Authorisers

Mace Ward - General Manager Parks, Sports and Recreation

Nina Siers - Local Area Manager

 

 


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17 May 2022

 

 

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17 May 2022

 

 

Albert-Eden-Puketāpapa Ward Councillors' Updates

File No.: CP2022/06290

 

  

 

Te take mō te pūrongo

Purpose of the report

1.       To provide an opportunity for the Albert-Eden-Puketāpapa Ward Councillors to update the local board on Governing Body issues they have been involved with since the previous local board meeting.

Whakarāpopototanga matua

Executive summary

2.       Standing Orders 5.1.1 and 5.1.2 provides 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.

 

Ngā tūtohunga

Recommendation/s

That the Albert-Eden Local Board:

a)      receive Albert-Eden-Puketāpapa Ward Councillors Christine Fletcher and Cathy Casey’s verbal updates.

 

 

Ngā tāpirihanga

Attachments

There are no attachments for this report.     

Ngā kaihaina

Signatories

Author

Michael Mendoza - Democracy Advisor

Authoriser

Nina Siers - Local Area Manager

 

 


Albert-Eden Local Board

17 May 2022

 

 

Chairperson's Report

File No.: CP2022/06293

 

  

 

Te take mō te pūrongo

Purpose of the report

1.       To facilitate an opportunity for the local board chairperson to provide a written and/or verbal update on projects, meetings and other initiatives relevant to the local board’s interests.

Whakarāpopototanga matua

Executive summary

2.       In accordance with Standing Order 2.4.7, the chairperson will update board members by way of a report.

 

Ngā tūtohunga

Recommendation/s

That the Albert-Eden Local Board:

a)      receive the chairperson’s May 2022 report.

 

 

Ngā tāpirihanga

Attachments

There are no attachments for this report.     

Ngā kaihaina

Signatories

Author

Michael Mendoza - Democracy Advisor

Authoriser

Nina Siers - Local Area Manager

 

 


Albert-Eden Local Board

17 May 2022

 

 

Board Members' Reports

File No.: CP2022/06294

 

  

 

Te take mō te pūrongo

Purpose of the report

1.       To facilitate an opportunity for local board members to provide a written update on projects and events-attended since the previous month’s meeting and to discuss other matters of interest to the board.

Whakarāpopototanga matua

Executive summary

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

3.       Local board members are recommended to use a Notice of Motion, rather than a Board Member Report, should a member wish to propose a recommendation or request action to be undertaken by staff.

 

 

Ngā tūtohunga

Recommendation/s

That the Albert-Eden Local Board:

a)      receive the Board Member Reports for May 2022.

 

 

Ngā tāpirihanga

Attachments

No.

Title

Page

a

Member M Watson - May 2022 Board Report

471

     

Ngā kaihaina

Signatories

Author

Michael Mendoza - Democracy Advisor

Authoriser

Nina Siers - Local Area Manager

 

 


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17 May 2022

 

 

Albert-Eden Local Board 2022 Governance Forward Work Calendar

File No.: CP2022/06299

 

  

 

Te take mō te pūrongo

Purpose of the report

1.       To provide the Albert-Eden Local Board with its 2022 Governance Forward Work Calendar, which is a schedule of items that are expected to be reported to the local board during business meetings and workshops for 2022.

Whakarāpopototanga matua

Executive summary

2.       This report contains the governance forward work calendar, a schedule of items that will come before the Albert-Eden Local Board during business meetings and workshops for 2022. The local board’s governance forward work calendar is appended to this report under Attachment A.

3.       The calendar aims to support the local board’s 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.

4.       The calendar will be updated every month. Each update will be reported to the local board’s monthly business meetings and distributed to relevant council staff.  At times there may be items that will arise that are not programmed or noted in the governance calendar.  Local board members are welcome to discuss changes to the calendar.

 

Ngā tūtohunga

Recommendation/s

That the Albert-Eden Local Board:

a)      note the May 2022 edition of the Albert-Eden Local Board 2022 Governance Forward Work Calendar.

 

 

Ngā tāpirihanga

Attachments

No.

Title

Page

a

Albert-Eden Local Board 2022 Governance Forward Work Calendar - May 2022 edition

481

     

Ngā kaihaina

Signatories

Author

Michael Mendoza - Democracy Advisor

Authoriser

Nina Siers - Local Area Manager

 

 


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Albert-Eden Local Board Workshop Records

File No.: CP2022/06359

 

  

 

Te take mō te pūrongo

Purpose of the report

1.       To provide an opportunity for the local board to receive the records of its recent workshops held following the previous month’s local board business meeting.

Whakarāpopototanga matua

Executive summary

2.       In accordance with Standing Order 12.1.4, the local board shall receive a record of the general proceedings of each of its workshops held since the previous month’s local board business meeting.

 

Ngā tūtohunga

Recommendation/s

That the Albert-Eden Local Board:

a)      receive the Albert-Eden Local Board Workshop Records for the workshops held on the 12, 14, 26 and 28 April and 3 and 5 May 2022.

 

 

Ngā tāpirihanga

Attachments

No.

Title

Page

a

Albert-Eden Local Board Workshop - 12 April 2022

485

b

Albert-Eden Local Board Workshop - 14 April 2022

489

c

Albert-Eden Local Board Workshop - 26 April 2022

491

d

Albert-Eden Local Board Workshop - 28 April 2022

495

e

Albert-Eden Local Board Workshop - 3 May 2022

497

f

Albert-Eden Local Board Workshop - 5 May 2022

501

     

Ngā kaihaina

Signatories

Author

Michael Mendoza - Democracy Advisor

Authoriser

Nina Siers - Local Area Manager

 

 


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