Albert-Eden Local Board

 

OPEN MINUTES

 

 

 

Minutes of a meeting of the Albert-Eden Local Board held via Microsoft (MS) Teams on Tuesday, 17 May 2022 at 2.03pm.  A written summary has been uploaded to the Auckland Council website.

 

present

 

Chairperson

Margi Watson

 

Deputy Chairperson

Kendyl Smith

 

Members

Graeme Easte

 

 

Lee Corrick

 

 

Rachel Langton

 

 

Julia Maskill

 

 

Will McKenzie

 

 

Christina Robertson

 

 

ABSENT

 

Councillor

Christine Fletcher

 

 

ALSO PRESENT

 

Councillor

Cathy Casey

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Albert-Eden Local Board

17 May 2022

 

 

 

1          Welcome

 

            Chairperson M Watson commenced the meeting and welcomed everyone in attendance.

 

 

2          Apologies

 

Resolution number AE/2022/66

MOVED by Member L Corrick, seconded by Member K Smith:  

That the Albert-Eden Local Board:

a)     note the apology from Councillor Christine Fletcher for absence.

CARRIED

 

 

3          Declaration of Interest

 

There were no declarations of interest.

 

 

4          Confirmation of Minutes

 

Resolution number AE/2022/67

MOVED by Member J Maskill, seconded by Member G Easte:  

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.

CARRIED

 

 

5          Leave of Absence

 

There were no leaves of absence.

 

 

6          Acknowledgements

 

6.1

Acknowledgement - Inaugural Albert-Eden and Puketāpapa EcoFestival

 

Resolution number AE/2022/68

MOVED by Chairperson M Watson, seconded by Member J Maskill:  

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.

CARRIED

 

 

 

7          Petitions

 

7.1

Petition - Mark Graham - Interim Speed Management Plan - Bird Streets

 

An online petition was tabled and presented by Mark Graham – resident.

https://www.ipetitions.com/petition/traffic-calming-for-the-bird-streets

 

Petition Prayer

We the undersigned, request Auckland Council and Auckland Transport, to add traffic calming measures to the 'Bird' streets in Pt Chevalier (and perhaps even the other side streets in our suburb, too).

 

Resolution number AE/2022/69

MOVED by Member C Robertson, seconded by Member J Maskill:  

That the Albert-Eden Local Board:

a)    receive the petition requesting Auckland Council and Auckland Transport add traffic calming measures to the Bird Streets area in Pt Chevalier, and thank Mark Graham – resident, for his attendance and presentation.

b)    request staff to forward the petition on to Auckland Transport for its attention and response.

CARRIED

 

 

 

8          Deputations

 

There were no deputations.

 

 

9          Public Forum

 

9.1

Public Forum - Nancy Mitchelson - Speed management in Morningside

 

Nancy Mitchelson - resident, was 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.

 

A powerpoint presentation was tabled for this item. A copy of the presentation has been placed on the official minutes and is available on the Auckland Council website as a minutes attachment.

 

Resolution number AE/2022/70

MOVED by Member WM McKenzie, seconded by Member J Maskill:  

That the Albert-Eden Local Board:

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

CARRIED

 

Attachments

a     20220517 Albert-Eden Local Board, Item 9.1: Public Forum - Nancy Mitchelson - Speed management in Morningside, Powerpoint Presentation

 

9.2

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

 

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

 

A document was tabled for this item. A copy of the document has been placed on the official minutes and is available on the Auckland Council website as a minutes attachment.

 

Resolution number AE/2022/71

MOVED by Member C Robertson, seconded by Member K Smith:  

That the Albert-Eden Local Board:

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

CARRIED

 

Attachments

a     20220517 Albert-Eden Local Board, Item 9.2: Public Forum - Stan Augustowicz - Flooding concern in Fowler Avenue and surrounding areas

 

 

9.3

Public Forum - Hana-Rae Seifert, Golf New Zealand

 

Jacob Cameron, Chief Executive Officer, Auckland Golf, was in attendance to outline the group’s views regarding the draft Auckland Golf Investment Plan.

 

Resolution number AE/2022/72

MOVED by Member L Corrick, seconded by Member K Smith:  

That the Albert-Eden Local Board:

a)      thank Jacob Cameron, Chief Executive Officer, Auckland Golf, for his attendance and Public Forum presentation.

CARRIED

 

 

9.4

Public Forum - Paul Chalmers, resident

 

Paul Chalmers, resident, was in attendance to outline his advocacy regarding the draft Auckland Golf Investment Plan.

 

Resolution number AE/2022/73

MOVED by Member J Maskill, seconded by Member R Langton:  

That the Albert-Eden Local Board:

a)      thank Paul Chalmers, resident, for his attendance and Public Forum presentation.

CARRIED

 

 

 

 

10        Extraordinary Business

 

There was no extraordinary business.

 

 

11

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

 

Michael Mendoza – Democracy Advisor, and Nina Siers – Local Area Manager, were in attendance to speak to the report.

 

Resolution number AE/2022/74

MOVED by Member G Easte, seconded by Member K Smith:  

That the Albert-Eden Local Board:

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

CARRIED

 

Chairperson M Watson called for nominations for the position of Deputy Chairperson for the remainder of the 2019-2022 political term.

 

Member L Corrick nominated Member K Smith for the position of Deputy Chairperson. Seconded by Member J Maskill.

 

Resolution number AE/2022/75

MOVED by Member K Smith, seconded by Member J Maskill:  

That the Albert-Eden Local Board:

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

CARRIED

 

Note:    Deputy Chairperson K Smith addressed the meeting with a brief speech.

 

 

Note:   Item 14: Auckland Council’s Quarterly Performance Report: Albert-Eden Local Board for quarter three 2021/2022, was heard prior to Item 12: Albert-Eden Quick Response Round Three and Multiboard Round Two 2021/2022 and the Accommodation Support Fund 2022 grant allocations.

 

 

14

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

 

Canela Ferrara – Local Board Advisor, was in attendance via Microsoft Teams to speak to the report.

 

Resolution number AE/2022/76

MOVED by Member L Corrick, seconded by Member C Robertson:  

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.

c)      thank council staff for their hard work in delivering the local board’s work programme during challenging situations due to the Covid-19 Traffic Light Red setting.

d)      thank Canela Ferrara – Local Board Advisor, for her attendance via Microsoft Teams.

CARRIED

 

 

Note:   Chairperson M Watson adjourned the meeting at 3.37pm following Item 14.

            Chairperson M Watson reconvened the meeting at 3.40pm.

 

 

12

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

 

Moumita Dutta – Senior Community Grants Advisor, was in attendance via Microsoft Teams to speak the report.

 

Resolution number AE/2022/77

MOVED by Chairperson M Watson, seconded by Deputy Chairperson K Smith:  

That the Albert-Eden Local Board:

a)      approve the following applications received during Albert-Eden Quick Response Round Three 2021/2022:

Application ID

Organisation

Main focus

Requesting funding for

Amount requested

Amount

QR2201-321

The Music Association Of Auckland Incorporated

Arts and culture

Towards the cost of the rehearsal venue hire.

$3,000

$2,500

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

$3,000 subject to the applicant providing the necessary consent approvals, if required.

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

$1,000

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

$2,117.15

QR2201-326

WomenzShed

Community

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

$895

$895

QR2201-305

Mt Albert Tennis Club Incorporated

Sport and recreation

Towards the junior coaching and insurance costs.

$3,000

$1,500

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

$1,500 conditional to a completed accountability report from a previous grant round.

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

$1,500

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

$2,400

Total

 

 

 

$38,964.15

$16,412.15

 

b)      decline the following applications received during Albert-Eden Quick Response Round Three 2021/2022:

Application ID

Organisation

Main focus

Requesting funding for

Amount requested

Note

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

Declined noting the local board has provided funding to the applicant during in a previous funding round in 2021/2022.

QR2201-301

Point Chevalier Historical Society Incorporated

Community

Towards the cost of a bus hire.

$293.25

Declined noting the grant application is below the funding threshold.

QR2201-306

YMCA North Incorporated

Community

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

$3,000

Declined noting that the local board has provided funding to the applicant during in a previous funding round in 2021/2022; and request that the Senior Community Grants Advisor liaise with applicant to encourage the applicant to reapply during a future funding round.

QR2201-302

Knox Home Trust

Environment

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

$2,529.10

Declined noting insufficient wider community benefit.

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

Declined and request staff to work with the applicant for a future application.

QR2201-320

Pt Chevalier Tennis & Squash Club Incorporated

Sport and recreation

Towards the purchase of a defibrillator.

$3,000

Declined noting two applications in the current funding round.

Total

 

 

 

$13,450.00

 

 

c)      approve the following applications received during Multiboard Round Two 2021/2022:

Application ID

Organisation

Main focus

Requesting funding for

Amount requested

Amount

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

$1,500

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

$1,500

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

$1,500 excluding salaries, gifts and prizes.

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

$1,500 excluding catering.

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

$1,500 excluding catering.

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

$1,500 excluding salaries and transport cost.

MB2022-243

Anxiety New Zealand Trust

Community

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

$10,000

$4,100 excluding salaries.

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

$1,500 excluding salaries.

Total

 

 

 

$47,211

$14,600

 

d)      decline the following applications received during Multiboard Round Two 2021/2022:

Application ID

Organisation

Main focus

Requesting funding for

Amount requested

Note

MB2022-234

Fiji Girmit Foundation

Arts and culture

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

$5,000

Declined noting activity takes place outside the local board area.

MB2022-210

LifeKidz Trust

Community

Towards sensory/play equipment and support worker wages.

$2,500

Declined noting the grant application is below the funding threshold.

MB2022-215

The Reading Revolution

Community

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

$4,000

Declined and request staff to work with the applicant for a future application and explore partnership opportunities.

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

Declined noting low priority item requested.

MB2022-220

Bellyful New Zealand Trust

Community

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

$5,000

Declined noting the local board has provided funding to the applicant during a previous funding round in 2021/2022 and request staff to encourage the applicant to reapply in a future funding round.

MB2022-221

Kiwi Harvest Limited

Community

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

$6,000

Declined noting low priority items requested.

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

Declined noting activity takes place outside the local board area.

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

Declined noting the local board has provided funding to the applicant during  a previous funding round in 2021/2022 and request staff to encourage the applicant to reapply at a future funding round.

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

Declined noting the grant application is below the funding threshold and request staff to encourage the applicant to reapply at a future funding round.

MB2022-203

Howick Pakuranga Youth Academy

Sport and recreation

Towards gym equipment and purchase of a van.

$2,000

Declined noting the grant application is below the funding threshold.

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

Declined noting the local board has provided funding to the applicant during a previous funding round in 2021/2022.

Total

 

 

 

$47,439.08

 

 

e)      approve the following applications received for the Albert-Eden Accommodation Support Fund 2022:

Application ID

Organisation

Main focus

Requesting funding for

Amount

ASF2201-101

Conservation Volunteers New Zealand

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

$20,000

$6,000

ASF2201-102

Ngatira Tennis Club Incorporated

24 Clive Road
Epsom Auckland 1023

$5,000

$2,500

ASF2201-103

Script to Screen Te Tari Tuhi A Kupu Whakaahua

21 Taylors Road
Mount Albert Auckland 1025

$10,000

$10,000

ASF2201-104

Auckland Basketball Services Limited

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

$17,250

$11,000

ASF2201-105

Carlton Croquet Club Incorporated

333 Manukau Road
Epsom Auckland 1023

$2,500

$2,500

ASF2201-106

Asthma New Zealand Incorporated

581 Mt Eden Road
Mt Eden Auckland 1024

$20,000

$13,862

ASF2201-107

Recreate NZ

300 Great South Road
Greenlane Auckland 1051

$20,000

$13,000

ASF2201-108

No 3 (Auckland City) Squadron  Air Training Corps

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

$3,000

$3,000

ASF2201-109

Pt Chevalier Bowling Club

25 Dignan Street
Point Chevalier Auckland 1022

$7,000

$7,000

ASF2201-110

The Brain Injury Association (Auckland) Incorporated

207 Manukau Road
Epsom Auckland 1023

$20,000

$13,000

ASF2201-111

Somerville Hockey Club Incorporated

3 Normanby Road
Mount Eden Auckland 1024

$20,000

$13,000

ASF2201-112

Dress for Success Incorporated

128 Khyber Pass Road
Grafton Auckland 1023
New Zealand

$20,000

$10,000

ASF2201-113

Knox Home Trust

10 Ranfurly Road
Epsom Auckland 1051

$20,000

$10,000

ASF2201-114

Auckland Swords Club

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

$5,000

$5,000

ASF2201-115

Panacea Arts Charitable Trust

Fowlds Park, Rocky Nook Avenue
Morningside Auckland 1022

$6,250

$6,250

ASF2201-116

Anxiety New Zealand Trust

77 Morningside Drive
Mount Albert Auckland 1025

$20,000

$15,000

ASF2201-123

Central Auckland Chinese Association

489 Dominion Road
Mount Eden Auckland 1024

$7,699

$6,000

ASF2201-126

Auckland Youth Orchestra Incorporated

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

$7,890

$6,000

ASF2201-127

MoveSpace

473 Dominion Road
Mount Eden Auckland 1024

$20,000

$10,000

ASF2201-128

Royal New Zealand Plunket Trust

93B Moa Road,
Point Chevalier Auckland

$4,000

$4,000

ASF2201-125

Everlasting Clothing New Zealand

52 Richardson Road
Mount Albert Auckland 1025

$20,000

$6,000

ASF2201-118

InZone Education Foundation

10 Lovelock Avenue
Mount Eden Auckland 1024

$20,000

$2,500

Total

 

 

 

$295,589

$175,612

 

f)        decline the following applications received for the Albert-Eden Accommodation Support Fund 2022:

 

Application ID

Organisation

Main focus

Requesting funding for

Note

ASF2201-124

Toi Ora Live Art Trust

6 Putiki Street
Auckland 1021

$10,593.77

Declined noting low priority.

 

 

g)      thank Moumita Dutta – Senior Community Grants Advisor, for her attendance via Microsoft Teams.

CARRIED

 

 

13

Albert-Eden Local Board Grants Programme 2022/2023

 

Moumita Dutta – Senior Community Grants Advisor, was in attendance via Microsoft Teams to speak to the report.

 

Resolution number AE/2022/78

MOVED by Chairperson M Watson, seconded by Member J Maskill:  

That the Albert-Eden Local Board:

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

b)      thank Moumita Dutta – Senior Community Grants Advisor, for her attendance via Microsoft Teams.

CARRIED

 

Note:   Item 14: Auckland Council’s Quarterly Performance Report: Albert-Eden Local Board for quarter three 2021/2022, was heard prior to Item 12: Albert-Eden Quick Response Round Three and Multiboard Round Two 2021/2022 and the Accommodation Support Fund 2022 grant allocations.

 

 

15

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

 

Emma Reed – Senior Local Board Advisor, was in attendance via Microsoft Teams to speak to the report.

 

Resolution number AE/2022/79

MOVED by Member J Maskill, seconded by Deputy Chairperson K Smith:  

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 Incorporated

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 and request staff explore opportunities for future collaborations with the applicant and other key stakeholders, and work with the applicant to submit another application in the next Expression of Interest period which opens in 2022/2023:

Name of Business Association or Business Improvement District

Purpose of funding

Funding amount requested

Point Chevalier Social Enterprise Trust

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

$10,000

 

b)        note that the local board looks forward to working with the Mt Albert Business Community in 2022/2023 and explore opportunities for ways that the local board can assist local businesses.

c)         thank Emma Reed – Senior Local Board Advisor, for her attendance via Microsoft Teams.

CARRIED

 

 

16

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

 

Claire Sidden – Principal BIDs Advisor, was in attendance via Microsoft Teams to speak to the report.

 

Resolution number AE/2022/80

MOVED by Member C Robertson, seconded by Member L Corrick:  

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.

b)         thank Claire Sidden – Principal BIDs Advisor, for her attendance via Microsoft Teams.

CARRIED

 

 

17

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

 

A document was tabled for this item. A copy of the document has been placed on the official minutes and is available on the Auckland Council website as a minutes attachment.

 

MOVED by Member C Robertson, seconded by Chairperson M Watson: 

That the Albert-Eden Local Board:

a)       thank the people from within the Albert-Eden Local Board area who submitted on Phase 3 of the Safe Speeds Programme via the on-line form, interactive map, email and written submissions.

b)      note the Local Board’s previously stated support for the Vision Zero principles of designing roads with people’s needs and safety as the highest priorities, focusing around schools and shops, safe road crossing points and slower, safer speeds on local roads.

c)       note that there is a mixed range of views across those who generally support, do not support, or support some of the proposals in Phase 3 of the Safe Speed Programme for the Albert-Eden Local Board area.

d)       support the speed limit changes proposed as Phase Three of Auckland Transport’s Safe Speeds Programme, noting that there is a strong New Zealand and international body of evidence that 30km/h speed limits contribute significantly to reducing deaths and serious injuries.

e)       request a broad education campaign on the benefits of safer speed limits and to let people know speeds are changing on many local streets.

f)       support the speed reduction for Ian McKinnon Drive, between Dominion Road and 90m north of Piwakawaka Street, from 60kph to 50kph to be consistent with speed limits at either end.

g)       support the reduced speed limits around schools to 30kph.

h)       note its concern about having various speed limits, such as 30, 40, 50, 60, 80 and 100, across Auckland and that they need to be consistent, practical, and easy to follow to be accepted and observed by drivers.

i)        note that the reduction of speed limits is supported in conjunction with other tools that need to be implemented in order to achieve safer roads including enforcement, education, maintenance, design and physical devices to slow speeds, noting that an integrated response yields better outcomes and is more effective in reducing speeds than speed limits alone.

j)        recommend that the following areas within the local board area be reviewed for consideration for lowering speed limits when staff develop the future Speed Management Plan:

          i)       The Bird Streets block, Point Chevalier, noting that these are the only Point Chevalier streets not included in previous tranches or the Interim Speed Management Plan, that they are well used by students walking or biking to local schools, and that residents have raised concerns about speeds.

ii)       The Fowlds Avenue block, St Lukes, given the regular concerns raised by local residents.

iii)       The Woodward Road block, Mt Albert, given that it feeds into the Waterview Shared Path and that the Albert-Eden Local Board could not afford the traffic calming as part of the Local Board Transport Capital Fund.

iv)      The Hendon Avenue to Richardson Road block, Owairaka, noting that Kāinga Ora have undertaken significant traffic calming as part of their urban regeneration programme.

v)       The streets included in the Dominion Road Parallel Cycle routes, noting that these had significant traffic calming interventions installed as part of the project.

vi)      The block between Western Springs Road/Duncan MacLean Link, Mountain View Road and the motorway, noting that residents report that speeding is common by drivers heading to and from the motorway and that the gradients affect visibility.

vii)     Haslett Street, Eden Terrace, noting that it is used by many Newton Central School students and residents report safety issues, which are exacerbated by the gradient.

viii)     Other streets in Albert-Eden that currently have traffic calming features (for example, speed bumps, chicanes, road narrowing speed tables) to assist with consistently safer speeds, noting that the Board has funded several area-wide traffic calming projects since 2010.

k)      request Auckland Transport review matters raised by residents in the project feedback and investigate further where required.

l)        thank Auckland Transport for the in-depth consultation undertaken on the programme, noting the complexity of the information presented to submitters, and that summarised feedback in addition to the comments on individual streets would be helpful to inform governance-level feedback from local boards.

 

An amendment was moved by Deputy Chairperson K Smith, seconded by Member W McKenzie.

d)       does not support all the streets mentioned for proposed as Phase Three of Auckland Transport’s Safe Speeds Programme, noting that there have been no fatal accidents on these residential streets in the last 8 years.

g)       support the reduced speed limits around the streets directly around schools to 30kph but question the need to apply these outside of school drop-off and pick-up times and as far from school as planned.

Voting was done via voice and show of hands.  The vote was TIED.

The chairperson exercised her casting vote against.  The amendment was LOST.

 

The chairperson put the substantive motion.

The motion was taken in parts.

 

Resolution number AE/2022/81

MOVED by Member C Robertson, seconded by Chairperson M Watson:  

That the Albert-Eden Local Board:

a)      thank the people from within the Albert-Eden Local Board area who submitted on Phase 3 of the Safe Speeds Programme via the on-line form, interactive map, email and written submissions.

b)      note the Local Board’s previously stated support for the Vision Zero principles of designing roads with people’s needs and safety as the highest priorities, focusing around schools and shops, safe road crossing points and slower, safer speeds on local roads.

c)      note that there is a mixed range of views across those who generally support, do not support, or support some of the proposals in Phase 3 of the Safe Speed Programme for the Albert-Eden Local Board area.

d)      support the speed limit changes proposed as Phase Three of Auckland Transport’s Safe Speeds Programme, noting that there is a strong New Zealand and international body of evidence that 30km/h speed limits contribute significantly to reducing deaths and serious injuries.

e)      request a broad education campaign on the benefits of safer speed limits and to let people know speeds are changing on many local streets.

f)       support the speed reduction for Ian McKinnon Drive, between Dominion Road and 90m north of Piwakawaka Street, from 60kph to 50kph to be consistent with speed limits at either end.

g)      support the reduced speed limits around schools to 30kph.

h)      note its concern about having various speed limits, such as 30, 40, 50, 60, 80 and 100, across Auckland and that they need to be consistent, practical, and easy to follow to be accepted and observed by drivers.

i)       note that the reduction of speed limits is supported in conjunction with other tools that need to be implemented in order to achieve safer roads including enforcement, education, maintenance, design and physical devices to slow speeds, noting that an integrated response yields better outcomes and is more effective in reducing speeds than speed limits alone.

k)      request Auckland Transport review matters raised by residents in the project feedback and investigate further where required.

l)       thank Auckland Transport for the in-depth consultation undertaken on the programme, noting the complexity of the information presented to submitters, and that summarised feedback in addition to the comments on individual streets would be helpful to inform governance-level feedback from local boards.

CARRIED

 

Resolution number AE/2022/82

MOVED by Member C Robertson, seconded by Chairperson M Watson:  

That the Albert-Eden Local Board:

j)          recommend that the following areas within the local board area be reviewed for consideration for lowering speed limits when staff develop the future Speed Management Plan:

i)          The Bird Streets block, Point Chevalier, noting that these are the only Point Chevalier streets not included in previous tranches or the Interim Speed Management Plan, that they are well used by students walking or biking to local schools, and that residents have raised concerns about speeds.

ii)         The Fowlds Avenue block, St Lukes, given the regular concerns raised by local residents.

iii)       The Woodward Road block, Mt Albert, given that it feeds into the Waterview Shared Path and that the Albert-Eden Local Board could not afford the traffic calming as part of the Local Board Transport Capital Fund.

iv)       The Hendon Avenue to Richardson Road block, Owairaka, noting that Kāinga Ora have undertaken significant traffic calming as part of their urban regeneration programme.

v)         The streets included in the Dominion Road Parallel Cycle routes, noting that these had significant traffic calming interventions installed as part of the project.

vi)       The block between Western Springs Road/Duncan MacLean Link, Mountain View Road and the motorway, noting that residents report that speeding is common by drivers heading to and from the motorway and that the gradients affect visibility.

vii)      Haslett Street, Eden Terrace, noting that it is used by many Newton Central School students and residents report safety issues, which are exacerbated by the gradient.

viii)    Other streets in Albert-Eden that currently have traffic calming features (for example, speed bumps, chicanes, road narrowing speed tables) to assist with consistently safer speeds, noting that the Board has funded several area-wide traffic calming projects since 2010.

CARRIED

 

Note:     Members L Corrick and W McKenzie and Deputy Chairperson K Smith abstained from voting on resolution j) i) – viii) and requested that their abstention be recorded.

 

Attachments

a     20220517 Albert-Eden Local Board, Item 17: Local board feedback on Auckland Transport's proposed speed limit changes - Updated Attachment A

 

 

 

18

Auckland Transport - Local Board Feedback on New North Road Options

 

Resolution number AE/2022/83

MOVED by Member WM McKenzie, seconded by Member C Robertson:  

That the Albert-Eden Local Board:

a)         support Approach B ‘Minimal kerb changes’.

b)        request that the following be investigated in subsequent phases of the project:

i)          Safety for cyclists and pedestrians at intersections;

ii)         Cycling and pedestrian improvements on St Lukes Road between the existing St Lukes Road cycle lanes and Morningside Drive;

iii)       Additional widening at points along the route where it will have the most impact on bus priority and cycle and pedestrian safety;

iv)       Ensure that parking mitigations that impact business and schools are fully assessed and implemented to the next extent, noting that town centres are crucial to the ability to make local trips and reduce vehicles kilometres travelled and parking changes need to carefully managed;

v)         How to respond to the challenges of pressure on the road corridor associated with heavy goods vehicles such as freight deliveries for Pak N Save.

c)         support the 4 pillars of the project: Safety, Thriving town centres, Public transport and connectivity, Walking and cycling connections.

d)        request that the consultation materials for subsequent phases of the project include viable options with one way cycle paths on both sides of the road, noting that for most of the route, destinations and intersections are evenly divided between both sides of New North Road, two one-way cycles paths provide significantly higher safety including at intersections, have more than twice the cycle capacity, create more legible streetscapes and integrate seamlessly with the existing Mt Albert Town Centre cycle paths.

e)      thank Auckland Transport for the level of engagement undertaken for this project and thank the community and business groups for their feedback.

CARRIED

 

 

19

Carrington Road Cycling Improvements Feedback Report

 

Resolution number AE/2022/84

MOVED by Member J Maskill, seconded by Member C Robertson:  

That the Albert-Eden Local Board:

a)         support the Carrington Road Cycling Improvements project in general.

b)        support having a separate project for the outside of Gladstone Primary School and also request to have this project started at the same time as the general cycle lane separation project and note the need for Auckland Transport to engage with the school on this matter.

c)         emphasise the need for a safety assessment and implementation for the following:

i)          Corner of New North Road and safety on this area:

ii)         Corner of Woodward Road, where the curve of the cycleway as it emerges from the row of parking to clear the pocket carpark may impact visibility for drivers turning out of Woodward Road.

iii)       Where the cycle lane passes bus stops.

d)        request that the width of the cycle lanes is increased where possible to enable passing.

e)         request attention be given to placement of the separators to allow right turns into side streets from the cycleway and vice versa.

f)          request consideration be given to using separators with a sloped profile toward the cycle lane side to avoid the problem of pedal strike on a higher profile.

g)        acknowledge the risk of dooring from passenger side doors and request that the wider separators proposed be used and the cycle lane be as wide as possible wherever the cycle lane adjoins parking to provide enough clearance to mitigate the risk.

h)        support this project as a temporary measure pending future upgrade of Carrington Road precinct (scheduled to start in 2026/2027 in the Auckland Regional Land Transport Plan 2021/2031). 

i)          request that the separators used for this temporary measure to be removed and reused when the future upgrade takes place.

j)          request that the design of the connections to the Carrington Road precinct also ensure safe cycle lanes and do not compromise the safety of the cyclists. 

k)         thank Auckland Transport for the level of engagement undertaken for this project.

l)          thank the community for participating in the recent engagement and providing their feedback.

CARRIED

 

 

20

Draft Auckland golf investment plan

 

Resolution number AE/2022/85

MOVED by Chairperson M Watson, seconded by Member WM McKenzie:  

That the Albert-Eden Local Board:

a)      defer the Draft Auckland golf investment plan report to the Albert-Eden Local Board 21 June 2022 business meeting.

CARRIED

 

 

21

Dog Access Information

 

Resolution number AE/2022/86

MOVED by Chairperson M Watson, seconded by Member L Corrick:  

That the Albert-Eden Local Board:

a)       adopt the Dog Accessibility Information Service Assessment (Attachment A), conditional upon the correction of minor errors.

b)       thank staff for their work on the Dog Accessibility Information Service Assessment.

CARRIED

 

 

22

Albert-Eden-Puketāpapa Ward Councillors' Updates

 

Resolution number AE/2022/87

MOVED by Member J Maskill, seconded by Member C Robertson:  

That the Albert-Eden Local Board:

a)      receive Albert-Eden-Puketāpapa Ward Councillor Cathy Casey’s verbal update.

CARRIED

 

 

23

Chairperson's Report

 

Resolution number AE/2022/88

MOVED by Member J Maskill, seconded by Member C Robertson:  

That the Albert-Eden Local Board:

a)      receive Chairperson Watson’s verbal May 2022 report.

CARRIED

 

 

24

Board Members' Reports

 

Resolution number AE/2022/89

MOVED by Chairperson M Watson, seconded by Member L Corrick:  

That the Albert-Eden Local Board:

a)      receive the Deputy Chairperson M Watson written report for May 2022.

b)      receive Members C Robertson, G Easte, J Maskill, W McKenzie, Deputy Chairperson K Smith and Member L Corrick’s verbal Board Reports for May 2022.

CARRIED

 

Note:   Member R Langton exited the meeting at 4.58pm during Item 24: Board Members' Reports.

 

 

25

Albert-Eden Local Board 2022 Governance Forward Work Calendar

 

Resolution number AE/2022/90

MOVED by Chairperson M Watson, seconded by Member L Corrick:  

That the Albert-Eden Local Board:

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

CARRIED

 

26

Albert-Eden Local Board Workshop Records

 

Resolution number AE/2022/91

MOVED by Chairperson M Watson, seconded by Deputy Chairperson K Smith:  

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, and note that for the 28 April 2022 workshop record Member M Watson exited the workshop due to attendance at the Planning Committee meeting.

CARRIED

 

 

27        Consideration of Extraordinary Items

 

There was no consideration of extraordinary items.

 

 

 

Note:   Chairperson M Watson closed the meeting with a Karakia.

 

 

 

 

 

5.10pm                                               The Chairperson thanked Members for their attendance and attention to business and declared the meeting closed.

 

CONFIRMED AS A TRUE AND CORRECT RECORD AT A MEETING OF THE Albert-Eden Local Board HELD ON

 

 

 

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