I hereby give notice that an ordinary meeting of the Aotea / Great Barrier Local Board will be held on:

 

Date:

Time:

Meeting Room:

Venue:

 

Tuesday, 24 May 2022

1.00pm

This meeting will proceed via Microsoft Teams.

Claris Conference Centre

19 Whangaparapara Road
Claris, Aotea / Great Barrier Island
Either a recording or written summary will be uploaded on the Auckland Council website.

 

Aotea / Great Barrier Local Board

 

OPEN AGENDA

 

 

 

 

MEMBERSHIP

 

Chairperson

Izzy Fordham

 

Deputy Chairperson

Luke Coles

 

Members

Susan Daly

 

 

Patrick O'Shea

 

 

Valmaine Toki

 

 

(Quorum 3 members)

 

 

 

Guia Nonoy

Democracy Advisor

 

17 May 2022

 

Contact Telephone: (09) 301 0101

Email: guia.nonoy@aucklandcouncil.govt.nz

Website: www.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz

 

 


 


Aotea / Great Barrier Local Board

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ITEM   TABLE OF CONTENTS            PAGE

1          Welcome                                                                                   5

2          Apologies                                                                                 5

3          Declaration of Interest                                          5

4          Confirmation of Minutes                                                         5

5          Leave of Absence                                                                    5

6          Acknowledgements                                              5

7          Petitions                                                                 5

8          Deputations                                                           5

8.1     Hana-Rae Seifert and Thiem Nguyen, Golf New Zealand - Draft Golf Investment Plan                                                                       5

9          Public Forum                                                                            6

10        Extraordinary Business                                       6

11        Local Ward Area Councillor's Update                9

12        Environmental agency and community group reports                                                                  21

13        Auckland Council’s Quarterly Performance Report: Aotea / Great Barrier Local Board for quarter three 2021/2022                                     39

14        Aotea / Great Barrier Local and Capital Grants Round Two 2021/2022 grant allocations          67

15        Aotea / Great Barrier Local Board Grants Programme 2022/2023                                      155

16        Draft Auckland golf investment plan              167

17        Local board feedback on Auckland Transport's proposed speed limit changes                        207

18        Submission on Te mahere urutaunga ā-motu (tuhinga hukihuki): Draft National Adaptation Plan                                                                     237

19        Community Facilities Network Plan revised Action Plan (2022)                                             299

20        Ngā Pou Taunaha o Aotearoa - New Zealand Geographic Board: recording of unofficial place names as official - Update                     329

21        Local Board Correspondence                         331

22        Aotea / Great Barrier Local Board Governance Forward Work Calendar 2019 - 2022              335

23        Aotea / Great Barrier Local Board Workshop Record of Proceedings                                    341

24        Consideration of Extraordinary Items

 


1          Welcome

 

Chairperson I Fordham will open the meeting held by Microsoft Teams and welcome

everyone in attendance. Member V Toki will lead a karakia.

 

 

2          Apologies

 

An apology from Deputy Chairperson L Coles 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 Aotea / Great Barrier Local Board:

a)          confirm the ordinary minutes of its meeting, held on Tuesday, 10 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

 

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

 

 

7          Petitions

 

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

 

 

8          Deputations

 

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

 

8.1       Hana-Rae Seifert and Thiem Nguyen, Golf New Zealand - Draft Golf Investment Plan

Te take mō te pūrongo

Purpose of the report

1.       To deliver a presentation to the Aotea / Great Barrier Local Board during the deputation segment of the business meeting regarding the Draft Auckland Golf Investment Plan.

Whakarāpopototanga matua

Executive summary

2.       Hana-Rae Seifert, General Manager - Partnerships & Legal of Golf New Zealand, requested a deputation to be able to share their position on the draft golf investment plan and the Golf’s positive impact on Auckland.

3.       Appended to this report as Attachment A is an email letter on behalf of Golf New Zealand dated Saturday 14 May received from Hana-Rae Seifert, for reference.

 

Ngā tūtohunga

Recommendation/s

That the Aotea / Great Barrier Local Board:

a)      receive the presentation from Golf New Zealand regarding the Draft Auckland Golf Investment Plan.

b)      thank Hana-Rae Seifert and Thiem Nguyen on behalf of the members of Golf New Zealand for their virtual attendance via MS Teams.

 

Attachments

a          20220514 Email letter from Golf New Zealand.............................................. 353

 

 

9          Public Forum

 

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

 

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

 

 

10        Extraordinary Business

 

Section 46A(7) of the Local Government Official Information and Meetings Act 1987 (as amended) states:

 

“An item that is not on the agenda for a meeting may be dealt with at that meeting if-

 

(a)        The local authority by resolution so decides; and

 

(b)        The presiding member explains at the meeting, at a time when it is open to the public,-

 

(i)         The reason why the item is not on the agenda; and

 

(ii)        The reason why the discussion of the item cannot be delayed until a subsequent meeting.”

 

Section 46A(7A) of the Local Government Official Information and Meetings Act 1987 (as amended) states:

 

“Where an item is not on the agenda for a meeting,-

 

(a)        That item may be discussed at that meeting if-

 

(i)         That item is a minor matter relating to the general business of the local authority; and

 

(ii)        the presiding member explains at the beginning of the meeting, at a time when it is open to the public, that the item will be discussed at the meeting; but

 

(b)        no resolution, decision or recommendation may be made in respect of that item except to refer that item to a subsequent meeting of the local authority for further discussion.”


Aotea / Great Barrier Local Board

24 May 2022

 

 

Local Ward Area Councillor's Update

File No.: CP2022/05617

 

  

Te take mō te pūrongo

Purpose of the report

1.       To provide an opportunity for the local ward area councillor to update the Aotea / Great Barrier Local Board on Governing Body issues and other points of interest to the local board.

Whakarāpopototanga matua

Executive summary

2.       Standing Orders 5.1.1 and 5.1.2 provides provision in the local board meeting for local ward area councillors to update their local board counterparts on regional matters of interest to the local board.

 

Ngā tūtohunga

Recommendation/s

That the Aotea / Great Barrier Local Board:

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

 

 

Ngā tāpirihanga

Attachments

No.

Title

Page

a

Councillor Pippa Coom's May 2022 update

11

      

Ngā kaihaina

Signatories

Author

Guia Nonoy - Democracy Advisor

Authoriser

Glenn Boyd - Local Area Manager

 

 


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Environmental agency and community group reports

File No.: CP2022/05711

 

  

Te take mō te pūrongo

Purpose of the report

1.       To provide an opportunity for Aotea Great Barrier community groups and environmental agencies with interest or role in the environment or the work of the Aotea / Great Barrier Local Board to have items considered as part of the board’s business meeting.

Whakarāpopototanga matua

Executive summary

2.       To support open and more direct interaction between the board, local groups and others, the local board has extended an invitation to either speak at the board’s business meeting via Public Forum or put items forward and have reports included in the Agenda.

3.       Inclusion of items on the Agenda is at the discretion of the Aotea / Great Barrier Local Board Chairperson in discussion with the Aotea / Great Barrier Local Board Local Area Manager. Any items submitted will be included under a cover report which will have the recommendation that “item xyz be noted or received”.

 

Ngā tūtohunga

Recommendation/s

That the Aotea / Great Barrier Local Board:

a)    note the following reports:

i)     Aotea / Great Barrier Natural Environment-Islands monthly update – March 2022 report

ii)    Hirakimata toutouwai/North Island robin (Petroica longipes) survey

iii)   Robins on Hirakimata report

 

Ngā tāpirihanga

Attachments

No.

Title

Page

a

Aotea / Great Barrier Natural Environment-Islands monthly update – April 2022 report

23

b

Parker Conservation Hirakimata toutouwai Survey 2022

31

c

Robins on Hirakimata April 2022

37

     

Ngā kaihaina

Signatories

Author

Guia Nonoy - Democracy Advisor

Authoriser

Glenn Boyd - Local Area Manager

 

 


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Auckland Council’s Quarterly Performance Report: Aotea / Great Barrier Local Board for quarter three 2021/2022

File No.: CP2022/06446

 

  

Te take mō te pūrongo

Purpose of the report

1.       To provide the Aotea / Great Barrier 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 the Aotea / Great Barrier Local Board Plan 2020 outcome.

4.       The key activity highlights from this quarter are:

·        Aotea pekapeka survey (SP ID 624): The pekapeka survey was completed and shared with the board this quarter.

·        Aotea Lifelong Learning Action Strategy (SP ID 149): The Aotea Learning Hub building was completed on Kaitoke School land. Interviews took place for teaching positions at the soon-to-open Aotea Early Learning Centre.

·        Housing Strategy (SP ID 3129): Building a Flourishing Community Aotea Trust put a conditional offer in on 10ha of land in Kaitoke for community housing, while also pushing on with its original plan to build a boarding house on land leased to the trust by a large local landowner.

5.       All operating departments with agreed work programmes have provided a quarterly update against their work programme delivery. There are 39 activities reported with a status of green (on track), one activity identified with a status of grey (cancelled) and eight activities with a status of amber (some risk or issues, which are being managed):

Grey

·    Natural Environment Ambassadors (SP ID 670)

Amber

·    ANZAC Services (SP ID 152)

·    Iwi responsiveness (SP ID 158)

·    Freshwater management programme (SP ID 604)

·    Emergency water supply (SP ID 866)

·    General open space and building assets – renew – 2021/2022 (SP ID 20222)

·    Mulberry Grove seawall renewal (SP ID 1995)

·    Tryphena Coastal Trail directional signage (SP ID 22285)

·    Interpretive signage (SP ID 22286)

 

6.       Overall operating results for the first nine months of the year is tracking at 79 per cent of the budget due to higher revenue and lower expenditure.  Revenue of $2,000 is at budget. Overall, asset-based services expenditure is 34 percent below budget as restricted services are offered to the public at various levels of COVID-19 restrictions.  In Locally Driven Initiatives, expenditure is 15% above budget.  Capital delivery was 65 per cent below budget as delays and rescheduling of capital works resulted in lower expenditure.

Ngā tūtohunga

Recommendation/s

That the Aotea / Great Barrier Local Board:

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

 

Horopaki

Context

7.       The Aotea / Great Barrier Local Board has an approved 2021/2022 work programme for the following:

·        Customer and Community Services (Resolution number GBI/2021/72)

·        Infrastructure and Environmental Services (Resolution number GBI/2021/73) and

·        Auckland Emergency Management (Resolution number GBI/2021/74)

8.       Work programme activities meet the Aotea / Great Barrier Local Board Plan 2020 outcome ‘Ko te tino hia hia kia a manawaroa to tatou motu / Our island is resilient’.

COVID-19 restrictions

9.       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

10.     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 1: Work programme performance by RAG status

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11.     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 2: Work programme performance by activity status and department

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Key activity highlights from quarter three

12.     The following are key activity highlights in the delivery of Aotea / Great Barrier Local Board’s 2021/2022 work programme for reporting period quarter three, 1 January – 31 March 2022:

·        Aotea pekapeka survey (SP ID 624): The pekapeka survey was completed and shared with the board this quarter. Bat activity was 64 times higher in the northern catchments of Aotea suggesting it is unlikely that bats are utilising communal roosting in the south of the island. The findings will be shared with community groups and iwi during quarter four, and conservation advisors will work with groups to encourage further bat survey work and protection at select locations.

·        Aotea Lifelong Learning Action Strategy (SP ID 149): The Aotea Learning Hub building was completed on Kaitoke School land. A dawn blessing ceremony will take place on 6 April. Interviews took place for teaching positions at the soon-to-open Aotea Early Learning Centre, and the Trust has secured a property in Okupu for the successful applicant. The centre is expected to launch in Term 2.

·        Housing Strategy (SP ID 3129): Building a Flourishing Community Aotea Trust put a conditional offer in on 10ha of land in Kaitoke for community housing, while also pushing on with its original plan to build a boarding house on land leased to the trust by a large local landowner. The Trust is also peripherally involved in a plan to put six tiny houses on a large block of private land.

Activities with significant and moderate issues

13.     There is one work programme activity with status of grey (cancelled) for the reporting period quarter three, 1 January – 31 March 2022:

·    Natural environment ambassadors (SP ID 670): due to uncertainties around COVID-19 restrictions this activity was cancelled for quarter three. The remaining unspent budget was reallocated at the February business meeting to a new Construction Waste Advisor role.

14.     There are eight work programme activities with a status of amber (some risk or issues, which are being managed) for the reporting period quarter three, 1 January – 31 March 2022:

·    ANZAC Services (SP ID 152): Planning for ANZAC Day events continues, subject to the red traffic light setting and any other COVID-19 changes that may be required.

·    Iwi responsiveness (SP ID 158): Staff moved closer to enlisting someone to the iwi liaison role, with a firming up of what the role entails and what services will be provided by that person. An individual has been identified to take on the position.

·    Freshwater management programme (SP ID 604): Due to COVID-19 impacts the ten free wastewater inspections will not be carried out this financial year, this will result in a $5000 underspend. The Ōkiwi nursery also do not have the capacity to provide all the plants staff intended to order from them, resulting in further underspend. In total, there will be an underspend of around $10,000.

·    Emergency water supply (SP ID 866): Working to procure a resource consent to trim the trees at the installation site. Due to the unknown wait time for the resource consent to be granted, the project may not be delivered by the end of the financial year.

·    General open space and building assets – renew – 2021/2022 (SP ID 20222): Scope of this project includes investigation into providing a roof or shelter over the Mulberry Grove skate ramp. Geotechnical investigation has been completed and detailed design is underway, community engagement is ongoing.

·    Mulberry Grove seawall renewal (SP ID 1995): The project manager will carry out a strategic assessment with the consultant. The team will undertake data collection and consultation to identify the potential environmental impact of the project on penguins. Consent and design, ecological assessment and physical works may not be possible this financial year as the penguin survey is in May 2022.

·    Tryphena Coastal Trail directional signage (SP ID 22285): This project is now part of a wider island wide signage strategy and pou markers that require to be resolved before the wayfinding signage naming's can be progressed.

·    Interpretive signage (SP ID 22286): Of the three components of the interpretative signage project, two had been put on hold. The board only agreed to proceed with the plant metal image signs project at this stage.

Activities on hold

15.     The following work programme activity has been identified by operating departments as on hold:

·        Area plan for Aotea / Great Barrier (SP ID 1513): The draft plan was provided to mandated representatives for Ngāti Rehua Ngātiwai Ki Aotea Trust and awaiting feedback /response to the draft plan.

Changes to the local board work programme

16.     The following work programme activity has had a change which was formally approved by the board within quarter three.

Table 1: Work programme change formally approved by the board

ID/Ref

Work Programme Name

Summary of Change

Resolution number

607

Natural environment ambassadors

At its February business meeting the local board agreed that $17,000 of the unspent budget be allocated to the new Construction Waste Advisor role

GBI/2022/5

Tauākī whakaaweawe āhuarangi

Climate impact statement

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

18.     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.

19.     The local board is currently investing in several sustainability projects, which aim to build awareness around individual carbon emissions, and changing behaviour at a local level. Key updates this quarter include:

·    Food Resilience and Sustainability (SP ID 1765): Aotea Food Resilience coordinator and community garden manager had many highlights including launching a Facebook page for island residents, supporting compost projects and increased Koha and participation at the community garden.

·   AoteaOra Community Trust administration support (SP ID 156): Highlights include employed someone to do the ecological footprint survey, ordered 20 more water tanks to island to help with residents’ water resilience and purchased and installed drinking water fountains for key locations across the island

Ngā whakaaweawe me ngā tirohanga a te rōpū Kaunihera

Council group impacts and views

20.     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

21.     This report informs the Aotea / Great Barrier Local Board of the performance for quarter three ending 31 March 2022.

Tauākī whakaaweawe Māori

Māori impact statement

22.     The 2021/2022 work programme supports the Aotea / Great Barrier Local Board Plan 2020 outcome Ko te tino hia hia ki a manawaroa to tatou motu / Our island is resilient. One of the plan’s main objectives is that mana whenua will prosper.

23.     Auckland Council have been actively engaging with mana whenua on several regional and local projects. Key updates from this quarter include:

·    Great Barrier Island Community Heritage and Arts Village (SP ID 145): The gallery continues to develop its relationship with Māori. In January, Rodney Ngawaka blessed the gallery and spoke about the Māori history of the motu. The museum was donated Gottfried Lindauer Māori portraits and staff are engaging with iwi on how the prints should be displayed and how dual histories may be represented in the Whare Taonga.

·    Destination Great Barrier Island and implementation of the Aotea / Great Barrier Island Visitor Strategy (SP ID 154):  Destination Great Barrier Island Trust met with new general manager of the iwi trust board Charles Nepia, and board chair Izzy Fordham to discuss mana whenua involvement with the destination management plan which is in development. Meanwhile, the Ngāti Rehua Ngātiwai ki Aotea trust board enjoyed a successful first quarter running the visitor information centre and has confirmed it is happy to keep doing so going forward.

Ngā ritenga ā-pūtea

Financial implications

24.     This report is provided to enable the Aotea / Great Barrier 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

25.     Commentary on the financial performance as follows:

·    Revenue of $2,000 is on budget. This is mainly from the library and local community leases.

·    Overall expenditure of $1.2 million is $247,000 below the budget, mainly in asset- based services. In Locally Driven Initiatives, expenditure is above budget as a few projects are ahead of schedule.

·    Capital spend is mainly on local asset renewals programme $41,000.

·    The Aotea / Great Barrier Local Board Financial Performance report is in Appendix B.

Ngā raru tūpono me ngā whakamaurutanga

Risks and mitigations

26.     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.

27.     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.

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

Ngā koringa ā-muri

Next steps

29.     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

Aotea / Great Barrier Local Board - 1 January – 31 March 2022 Work Programme Update

47

b

Aotea / Great Barrier Local Board - Operating Performance Financial Summary

63

     

Ngā kaihaina

Signatories

Author

Jacqui Fyers - Senior Local Board Advisor

Authoriser

Glenn Boyd - Local Area Manager

 

 



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Aotea / Great Barrier Local and Capital Grants Round Two 2021/2022 grant allocations

File No.: CP2022/06033

 

  

Te take mō te pūrongo

Purpose of the report

1.       To fund, part-fund or decline the applications received for Aotea / Great Barrier Local and Capital Grants Round Two 2021/2022.

Whakarāpopototanga matua

Executive summary

2.       This report presents applications received in Aotea / Great Barrier Local and Capital Grants round two 2021/2022, (Attachment B). The local board has set a total community grants budget of $101,878 and a Capital budget of $252,000.

3.       The Aotea / Great Barrier Local Board adopted the Aotea / Great Barrier Local Board Grants Programme 2021/2022 on 23 March 2021 (Attachment A). The document sets application guidelines for contestable capital and community grants. Provision for allocating grants to community groups is within the 2021-2031 Long-Term Plan and 2021/2022 local board agreement.

4.       Kaitoke School has submitted an application in Local and Capital Grants Round One 2021/2022 for the Wharf-to-Wharf event on 9 October 2021, with a total requested of $6,000. Due to the early date of this event, an early funding decision was made and funded. However, the event was then cancelled due to COVID-19 restrictions.

5.       Aotea / Great Barrier Local and Capital Grants round one 2021/2022 received 12 community applications requesting a total of $148,722. $57,471 was allocated, leaving a total of $44,407 remaining for one Local Grant Round. Aotea / Great Barrier Local and Capital Grants round one 2021/2022 received nine capital applications requesting a total of $231,672.45. $171,453.47 was allocated, leaving a total of $80,546.53 remaining for one Capital round.

6.       Aotea / Great Barrier Local and Capital Grants round two 2021/2022 received 20 applications, with $255,429.49 requested in the Community grants round and $256,752.87 requested in the capital grants round.

 

Ngā tūtohunga

Recommendation/s

That the Aotea / Great Barrier Local Board:

a)      fund, part-fund or decline applications received for Aotea / Great Barrier Local and Capital Grants Round Two 2021/2022, listed in Table One and Table Two

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Table One: Aotea / Great Barrier Local Grants Round Two 2021/2022 applications:

Application ID

Organisation

Main focus

Requesting funding for

Amount requested

Eligibility

LG2204-202

New Zealand Blue Light Ventures Inc

Community

Towards transport, equipment, workbooks and venue hire from 6 July 2022 to 14 December 2022

$3,481.09

Eligible

LG2204-204

Aotea Family Support

Community

Towards performers, venue hire, marketing, administration costs, resource and facilitator costs at Great Barrier Sports and Social Club on 2 January 2023

$12,650.00

Eligible

LG2204-207

Aotea Wingman Festival Trust

Community

Towards lighting, audio equipment and crew at Claris Sports & Social Club on 28 January 2023

$25,000.00

Eligible

LG2204-209

Windy Hill Rosalie Bay Catchment Trust

Environment

Towards wages at 30 Rosalie Bay Rd from 1 June 2022 to 30 April 2023

$19,500.00

Eligible

LG2204-210

Great Barrier Island Environmental Trust

Environment

Towards wages from 1 August 2022 to 31 December 2022

$16,800.00

Eligible

LG2204-214

Great Barrier Island Health Trust

Community

Towards transportation for the Spectacular by Nature Garden Tour from 25 November 2022 to 27 November 2022

$2,100.01

Eligible

LG2204-217

Great Barrier Island Golf Club

Sport and recreation

Towards lawn mower at Great Barrier Island Golf Club

$50,000.00

Eligible

LG2204-208

Aotea Family Support

Community

Towards painting, renovations and furniture at 1 Medland Road from 2 June 2022 to 17 June 2022

$16,310.00

Eligible

LG2204-218

Luke Nola

Luke Nola & Friends Limited

Environment

Towards ammunition, petrol, video equipment rental, materials and tanning solution from 19 September 2022 to 21 March 2023

$8,950.00

Eligible

LG2204-219

Glenfern Sanctuary Trust

Environment

Towards greenhouse at Glenfern Sanctuary from 1 June 2022 to 31 October 2022

$8,277.11

Eligible

LG2204-222

Sir Edmund Hillary Outdoors Pursuits Centre

Community

Towards equipment at Hillary Outdoors Great Barrier Island Centre from 3 June 2022 to 30 June 2022

$28,671.28

Eligible

LG2204-225

AoteaOra Community Trust

Community

Towards facilitation fees from 1 August 2022 to 31 December 2022

$30,000.00

Eligible

LG2204-226

Motairehe Marae Trust

Community

Towards videography production from 1 June 2022 to 30 June 2022

$50,000.00

Eligible

Total

 

 

 

$255,429.49

 

 

 

Table Two: Aotea / Great Barrier Capital Grants Round Two 2021/2022 applications:

Application ID

Organisation

Main focus

Requesting funding for

Amount requested

Eligibility

LG2204-201

Great Barrier Island Community Heritage and Arts Village Trust

Capital

Towards freight, construction of a garden shed and heating installation at Community Heritage and Arts Village from 1 June 2022 to 2 December 2022

$6,078.00

Eligible

LG2204-205

Orama Christian Fellowship Trust

Capital

Towards building materials, plumbing, electrician services, art supplies and furniture at Orama from 2 June 2022 to 31 July 2022

$32,283.62

Eligible

LG2204-212

Great Barrier Golf Club Incorporated

Capital

Towards solar panel system at Great Barrier Island Golf Club from 1 June 2022 to 3 October 2022

$50,000.00

Eligible

LG2204-213

St John Community Church

Capital

Towards purpose at St John's Community Church from 1 June 2022 to 1 September 2022

$50,000.00

Eligible

LG2204-215

Great Barrier Island Health Trust

Capital

Towards two defibrillators from 1 July 2022 to 31 December 2022

$50,000.00

Eligible

LG2204-223

Aotea Community Radio Trust

Capital

Towards generator purchase at Station Rock from 1 June 2022 to 30 June 2022

$3,608.75

Eligible

LG2204-227

Motairehe Marae Trust

Capital

Towards solar installation at Motairehe Marae from 1 June 2022 to 12 June 2022

$48,472.50

Eligible

Total

 

 

 

$256,752.87

 

 

 

 

Horopaki

Context

7.       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.

8.       The Auckland Council Community Grants Policy supports each local board to adopt a grants programme.

9.       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.

10.     The Aotea / Great Barrier Local Board adopted the Aotea / Great Barrier Local Board Community Grants Programme 2020/2021 on 26 May 2020 (Attachment A). The document sets application guidelines for contestable grants.

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

Tātaritanga me ngā tohutohu

Analysis and advice

12.     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. 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

13.     The Local Board Grants Programme aims to respond to Auckland Council’s commitment to address climate change by providing grants to individuals and groups for projects that support and enable community climate action. Community climate action involves reducing or responding to climate change by local 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; increasing access to single-occupancy transport options; home energy efficiency and community renewable energy generation; local tree planting and streamside revegetation; and educating about sustainable lifestyle choices that reduce carbon footprints.

Ngā whakaaweawe me ngā tirohanga a te rōpū Kaunihera

Council group impacts and views

14.     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.

15.     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

16.     Local boards are responsible for the decision-making and allocation of local board community grants. The Aotea / Great Barrier 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.

17.     The local board is requested to note that section 48 of the Community Grants Policy states “We will also provide feedback to unsuccessful grant applicants about why they have been declined, so they will know what they can do to increase their chances of success next time”.

18.     A summary of each application received through Aotea / Great Barrier Local and Capital Grants Round Two 2021/2022 is provided (Attachment B).

Tauākī whakaaweawe Māori

Māori impact statement

19.     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 grant processes.

20.     Ten applicants applying to Aotea / Great Barrier Local and Capital Grants Round Two 2020/2021 have indicated that their project targets Māori or Māori outcomes.

Ngā ritenga ā-pūtea

Financial implications

21.     This report presents applications received in Aotea / Great Barrier Local and Capital Grants round two 2021/2022, (Attachment B). The local board has set a total community grants budget of $101,878 and a Capital budget of $252,000.

22.     The Aotea / Great Barrier Local Board adopted the Aotea / Great Barrier Local Board Grants Programme 2021/2022 on 23 March 2021 (Attachment A). The document sets application guidelines for contestable capital and community grants. Provision for allocating grants to community groups is within the 2021-2031 Long-Term Plan and 2021/2022 local board agreement.

23.     Kaitoke School has submitted an application in Local and Capital Grants Round One 2021/2022 for the Wharf-to-Wharf event on 9 October 2021, with a total requested of $6,000. Due to the early date of this event, an early funding decision was made and funded. However, the event was then cancelled due to COVID-19 restrictions.

24.     Aotea / Great Barrier Local and Capital Grants round one 2021/2022 received 12 community applications requesting a total of $148,722. $57,471 was allocated, leaving a total of $44,407 remaining for one Local Grant Round.

25.     Aotea / Great Barrier Local and Capital Grants round one 2021/2022 received nine capital applications requesting a total of $231,672.45. $171,453.47 was allocated, leaving a total of $80,546.53 remaining for one Capital round.

26.     Aotea / Great Barrier Local and Capital Grants round two 2021/2022 received 20 applications, with $255,429.49 requested in the Community grants round and $256,752.87 requested in the capital grants round.

27.     Appropriate staff in the finance division have been consulted on this report.

Ngā raru tūpono me ngā whakamaurutanga

Risks and mitigations

28.     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.

Ngā koringa ā-muri

Next steps

29.     Following the Aotea / Great Barrier Local Board allocation of funding for Local and Capital Grants Round Two 2021/2022, Commercial and Finance staff will notify the applicants of the local board’s decision and facilitate payment of the grant.

 

Ngā tāpirihanga

Attachments

No.

Title

Page

a

Aotea Great Barrier 2021 2022 Grants Programme

75

b

Aotea Great Barrier 2021 2022 Local and Capital Grants Round two application

79

     

Ngā kaihaina

Signatories

Author

James Boyd - Grants Advisor

Authorisers

Pierre Fourie - Grants & Incentives Manager

Glenn Boyd - Local Area Manager

 

 


Aotea / Great Barrier Local Board

24 May 2022

 

 

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Aotea / Great Barrier Local Board

24 May 2022

 

 

Aotea / Great Barrier Local Board Grants Programme 2022/2023

File No.: CP2022/06145

 

  

Te take mō te pūrongo

Purpose of the report

1.       To adopt the Aotea / Great Barrier 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 Aotea / Great Barrier Grants Programme 2022/2023 for adoption (as provided in Attachment A to this report).

 

Ngā tūtohunga

Recommendation/s

That the Aotea / Great Barrier Local Board:

a)      adopt the Aotea / Great Barrier Grants Programme 2022/2023.

 

 

Horopaki

Context

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

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

7.       The local board community grants programme includes:

·      outcomes as identified in the local board plan

·      specific local board grant priorities

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

·      any additional criteria or exclusions that will apply

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

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

Tātaritanga me ngā tohutohu

Analysis and advice

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

Tauākī whakaaweawe āhuarangi

Climate impact statement

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

Ngā whakaaweawe me ngā tirohanga a te rōpū Kaunihera

Council group impacts and views

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

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

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

Local impacts and local board views

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

Tauākī whakaaweawe Māori

Māori impact statement

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

Ngā ritenga ā-pūtea

Financial implications

15.     The allocation of grants to community groups is within the adopted Long-Term Plan 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.

Ngā koringa ā-muri

Next steps

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

 

Ngā tāpirihanga

Attachments

No.

Title

Page

a

Aotea Great Barrier Grants Programme 2022 2023

159

     

Ngā kaihaina

Signatories

Author

James Boyd - Grants Advisor

Authorisers

Pierre Fourie - Grants & Incentives Manager

Glenn Boyd - Local Area Manager

 

 


Aotea / Great Barrier Local Board

24 May 2022

 

 

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Aotea / Great Barrier Local Board

24 May 2022

 

 

Draft Auckland golf investment plan

File No.: CP2022/06380

 

  

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 Aotea / Great Barrier 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.[1]

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.[2]

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.[3] 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

1

 

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[4]

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)

Timeline

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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

No.

Title

Page

a

Where all Aucklanders benefit from publicly owned golf land

181

     

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

Glenn Boyd - Local Area Manager

 

 



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Aotea / Great Barrier Local Board

24 May 2022

 

 

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

File No.: CP2022/06285

 

  

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 (DSI) 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 DSI. 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.

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. Local boards are now invited to provide their feedback.

 

Ngā tūtohunga

Recommendation/s

That the Aotea / Great Barrier 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 adlibs 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.[5]

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 Outcomes’ provides 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.

Ngā ritenga ā-pūtea

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.[6] 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.

Ngā koringa ā-muri

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.

 

Ngā tāpirihanga

Attachments

No.

Title

Page

a

Aotea / Great Barrier Local Board - Proposed speed limit changes - phase 3

213

b

Safe Speeds Programme Public feedback on proposed speed limit changes March/April 2022

215

     

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

Glenn Boyd - Local Area Manager

 

 


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Aotea / Great Barrier Local Board

24 May 2022

 

 

Submission on Te mahere urutaunga ā-motu (tuhinga hukihuki): Draft National Adaptation Plan

File No.: CP2022/06545

 

  

Te take mō te pūrongo

Purpose of the report

1.       To provide local boards with:

·    a brief overview of the draft National Adaptation Plan (the Plan), including a strategic overview, roles and responsibilities for local government, and a summary of critical and supporting actions

·    a brief overview of proposals for managed retreat and flood insurance

·    likely themes for Auckland Council’s submission

·    the timeframes for developing Auckland Council’s submission and opportunities to provide input.

Whakarāpopototanga matua

Executive summary

2.       Auckland Council is preparing for a submission on the draft National Adaptation Plan which was released by the Ministry for the Environment on 27 April 2022 for public consultation. The deadline for submissions is 3 June 2022.

3.       The submission will be informed by the council’s adopted Te Tāruke-ā-Tāwhiri: Auckland’s Climate Plan, Auckland Council’s climate change commitments and previous relevant consultation submissions.

4.       The submission will focus on the extent to which the draft National Adaptation Plan enables and/or inhibits climate change adaptation action for Auckland Council. The submission is likely to  set out potential gaps and concerns for Auckland Council. In particular, the role and responsibilities of local government in relation to the Plan, and the extent to which critical actions outlined in the Plan support Auckland Council to fulfil its defined legislative roles and responsibilities. Both risks and opportunities for central government will be highlighted.

5.       In addition, views and perspectives on managed retreat, flood insurance and associated critical issues to be considered in the development of new legislation will be explored.

6.       To meet the submission deadline of 3 June 2022, delegated authority to approve the council’s final submission outside a scheduled committee meeting will be sought at a Governing Body meeting on 26th May.

7.       A draft submission will be circulated on 18 May 2022 to Environment and Climate Change Committee members, local board members, the Tāmaki Makaurau Mana Whenua Forum and Iwi Chairs.

8.       Feedback received from Environment and Climate Change Committee members by 25 May will be considered for incorporation into the final submission.

9.       Feedback received from local boards, the Tāmaki Makaurau Mana Whenua Forum and Iwi Chairs by 27 May 2022 will be appended to the final submission.


 

 

Ngā tūtohunga

Recommendation/s

That the Aotea / Great Barrier Local Board:

a)      provide feedback on the draft National Adaptation Plan and managed retreat to be appended to Auckland Council’s submission.

 

Horopaki

Context

11.     Te mahere urutaunga ā-motu (tuhinga hukihuki): draft national adaptation plan (NAP) is the first central government-led adaptation plan for Aotearoa/New Zealand. The NAP presents an all-of government approach, that maps out a range of ‘critical actions’, ‘supporting actions’ and ‘proposed actions’ for the next six years.

12.     The NAP will prepare central government, local government, businesses, industry, iwi/Māori and communities to adapt to effects associated with unavoidable climate change that are occurring and will continue to occur. The NAP will sit alongside the Emission Reduction Plan, which Auckland Council has already made a submission on. 

13.     The NAP is required under the Climate Change Response Act 2002, to set out government’s approach to adapting to the effects of climate change. Under this Act, the NAP must take into account:

·    the economic, social, health, environmental, ecological, and cultural effects of climate change, including effects on iwi and Māori

·    the distribution of the effects of climate change across society, taking particular account of vulnerable groups or sectors

·    the ability of communities or organisations to undertake adaptation action, including how any action may be funded

·    scientific and technical advice.

14.     The NAP is preceded by several pivotal government climate reports, namely the Climate Change Adaptation Technical Working Group Report (2018) and National Climate Change Risk Assessment 2020 (NCCRA).

15.     The NAP responds to both reports with a particular emphasis on shaping regulatory frameworks and institutions to align with the changing climate context, aligning statutory and policy directions to account for changing risks, establishing coordination across government and with sectors, bringing together scattered climate information and supporting access to climate data sets and information.

16.     The NAP also responds directly to the forty-three priority climate risks outlined in the NCCRA. Of these forty-three risks, the NCCRA identified ten most significant risks that require urgent action within the next six years to reduce their impacts. The key risk areas of focus include, natural environment, homes, buildings and places, infrastructure, communities, economy and financial systems, and governance. A summary of the NCCRA can be found at https://environment.govt.nz/what-government-is-doing/areas-of-work/climate-change/adapting-to-climate-change/first-national-climate-change-risk-assessment-for-new-zealand/

17.     Consultation is also being undertaken on problems and key policy issues in relation to flood insurance and managed retreat. This report also gives a brief overview of these two issues.

Tātaritanga me ngā tohutohu

Analysis and advice

Summary of National Emissions Reduction Plan discussion document

Purpose

18.     The overarching vision of the NAP is:

·    ‘our people, places and systems are resilient and able to adapt to the effects of unavoidable climate changes in a fair, low-cost and ordered manner’

19.     The goals of the NAP are threefold:

·    reduce vulnerability to the impacts of climate change

·    enhance adaptive capacity and consider climate change in all decisions at all levels

·    strengthen resilience to climate change.

20.     The above goals have three key areas of focus:

·    reform institutions to be fit for a changing climate

·    provide data, information, tools and guidance to allow everyone to assess and reduce their own climate risks

·    embed climate resilience across government strategies and policies.

21.     The actions identified in the NAP focus on six outcome areas discussed further below.

·    system-wide

·    natural environment

·    homes, buildings and places

·    infrastructure

·    communities

·    economy and finance.

22.     Each outcome area has a set of objectives to address the risks for that area. Each objective has one or more actions to achieve that objective. The actions are categorised as critical actions, supporting actions and future actions.

23.     Treaty of Waitangi responsiveness is included through the support for a Māori based framework, known as Rauora (appended). This is complemented by a series of actions that specifically target Māori and others that will be significant to Māori. Notably, one key action is ‘establishing a foundation to work with Māori on climate actions’. There are three main components to this action. Firstly, funding for Māori partnership and representation. The purpose of this is to enable strategic input from Māori and to advance equitable governance arrangements over the emissions reduction plan and the NAP. Additionally, there is funding to support Māori to define, measure and implement a national Māori climate strategy and action plan. Lastly, support will be afforded to kaupapa Māori, tāngata Māori actions and solutions for the climate emergency.

24.     An Interdepartmental Executive Board is being established to oversee the emissions reduction plan and NAP. The Board will monitor and report on overall progress. The Climate Change Response Ministers Group will oversee the plan and drive progress.

25.     The NAP will be monitored by He Pou a Rangi – Climate Change Commission. A bi-annual monitoring and evaluation report will be submitted by the Commission to the Minister of Climate Change.  This process provides an opportunity for the Government to review and adjust the actions and manage changing uncertainty and risk. Beyond, the findings will also contribute to New Zealand’s international commitments to report on New Zealand’s progress towards building resilience.

Roles and responsibilities for local government outlined in the draft National Adaptation Plan

26.     Responsibility shared by all: The NAP identifies that responsibility for adaptation will be shared by all New Zealanders and that central government will not bear all the risks and costs. Risk and costs will be shared between asset or property owners, their insurance companies, their banks, local government and central government.

27.     Roles of different sector groups: The NAP provides an overview of the roles that different sectors of society including central government, local government, iwi/Māori, private sector, community and individuals and academia play.

28.     Local government at front line: The NAP recognises that local government (city, regional, district and unitary councils) is on the front line in preparing for and dealing with climate impacts and risks. The role of local government is outlined in the NAP as being centred around the following:

·    local government have statutory responsibilities to make key decisions on how to use and manage land and other natural resources to avoid and/or mitigate impacts of natural hazards

·    responsibility to plan for and invest in improving community resilience

·    local government own a significant amount of assets, including infrastructure and forests that are all at risk

·    for most communities, local authorities are the government bodies that are closest to their needs and represent local views. Examples of this connection include the role of local authorities in land-use planning, water resources, three waters services, flood risk management, biodiversity and biosecurity, roading and emergency management

·    local government enhances community resilience through public education and local planning processes

·    responsiveness to iwi and Māori groups and other community groups

·    links to the private sector with a reliance on supply chains, production systems and a thriving economic environment.

29.     Priority risks for local government: The plan outlines water security, communities and natural ecosystems as priority risk areas for local government. Additionally, new and changing legislation will impact the role of local government.

30.     Central role: Local government plays a central role in managing natural hazard risks, which the impacts of climate change are contributing to increasing risk and vulnerability. Councils also have responsibilities for civil defence and emergency management and provide a critical link between climate change adaptation policy and communities. These links are established through its planning and emergency management functions and community engagement.

31.     NAP response: In response to the above priority risk areas for local government, the NAP responds in the following ways:

·    supports local government to take adaptation action, and outlines a programme of work to provide guidance and resources to encourage action

·    aims to help local government plan for future impacts and not just respond to events as they occur

·    takes a long-term view by ensuring governance and decision-making frameworks are fit for purpose and climate resilience is integrated into government strategies and policies

·    aims to build coordination and collaboration between central and local government, communities, iwi/Māori and businesses as we work together on innovative and effective adaptation solutions.

32.     The objectives and actions which respond to the various risk areas are summarised in the following section of this memorandum.

Critical and supporting climate actions

33.     The climate actions are organised under six main sections: System-wide; Natural Environment; Homes, Buildings and Places; Infrastructure ; Communities and Economy and Finance . A full detailed outline of actions is included in Appendix 3 of the NAP.

34.     The actions are categorised as critical actions, supporting actions and future actions.

35.     System-Wide Actions (p 25- 38)

·    there are three main objectives that shape the actions in this chapter. The objectives are centred around appropriate frameworks and settings to enable people and communities enabling access to information and data sets to manage their own risks, the development of tools and guidance governance; and the embedding of climate resilience. These actions seek to establish the foundation for adaptation action in this first NAP

·    critical actions include legislative changes over the next six years: reform of the resource management system (2022-2023); legislation to support managed retreat (2022-2025), reform institutional arrangements for water services (2022-2025); modernise the emergency management system (2022-2028); and a review of the future of local government (2022-2023)

·    a range of supporting actions are also outlined in the following areas: establishing a foundation to work with Māori on climate actions; natural hazards; natural disaster resilience; emergency management; and establishment government oversight and coordination.

36.     Natural Environment (p 43-51) 

·    there are three main objectives that shape the actions of this chapter. The objectives are centred around healthy ecosystems, robust biosecurity to reduce new pests and diseases and working with nature to build climate resilience

·    the actions are designed to achieve these objectives and address the natural environment risks in the NCCRA. In particular, they address the risks to:

§ risks to coastal ecosystems, including the intertidal zone, estuaries, dunes, coastal lakes and wetlands, due to ongoing sea-level rise and extreme weather events

§ risks to indigenous ecosystems and species from the enhanced spread, survival and establishment of invasive species due to climate change.

37.     Homes Buildings and Places (p53-60)

·    there are four main objectives to this chapter that shape the actions. The objectives are centred around climate resilient homes and buildings that meet social and cultural needs, new and existing places are planned and managed to minimise risks to communities, strengthening of Māori connection to whenua and places of cultural significance, threats to cultural heritage sites are understood and impacts minimised

·    the actions are designed to achieve these objectives and address the risk to buildings due to extreme weather events, drought, increased fire weather and ongoing sea  level rise

·    other risks addressed through these actions include risks to:

§ Māori social, cultural, spiritual and economic wellbeing from loss and degradation of lands and waters, as well as cultural assets such as marae

§ Māori and European cultural heritage sites due to projected ongoing sea-level rise, extreme weather events and increasing fire weather.

38.     Infrastructure (p63-70)

·    there are three main objectives that shape the actions to this chapter. The objectives are centred around reducing vulnerabilities to assets exposed to climate change, ensuring all new infrastructure is fit for climate change, and the use of renewal programmes to improve climate adaptative capacity

·    the actions in this chapter are designed to achieve these objectives and address the built environment risks in the NCCRA

·    in particular, they address the risk to potable water supplies (availability and quality) due to changes in rainfall, temperature, drought, extreme weather events and ongoing sea-level rise.

39.     Communities (p74-81)

·    there are four main objectives that shape the actions to this chapter. The objectives are centred around enabling communities to adapt, supporting vulnerable people and communities, support communities when disrupted and displaced, a health system that is prepared and can support vulnerable communities affected by climate change

·    the actions are designed to achieve these objectives and address the human domain risks in the National Climate Change Risk Assessment (NCCRA). In particular:

§ social cohesion and community wellbeing are at risk due to displacement of individuals, families and communities due to climate change impacts

§ that climate change could exacerbate existing inequities and creating new and additional inequities due to differential distribution of climate change impacts.

40.     Economy and Finance (p84-88)

·    there are two main objectives that shape the actions of this chapter. The objectives are centred around supporting sectors, businesses and regional economies to adapt and economic stability and growth through a resilient financial system. The actions are varied and include for example a focus on freight and supply chain, fisheries reform, aquaculture, climate-related disclosure and the regulating financial entities.

Managed retreat

41.     The Ministry for the Environment is also consulting on a high-level framework for a managed retreat system, and related insurance matters.

42.     These two issues relate to the following critical actions within the NAP:

·    reform the Resource Management System

·    pass legislation to support managed retreat

·    develop options for home flood insurance issues.

43.     Five key objectives and six principles have been identified to guide the development of managed retreat legislation (the Climate Adaptation Act). The consultation documentation also identifies:

·    a high-level process for managed retreat

·    roles and responsibilities, with specific reference to local government

·    issues associated with property transfer (including consideration for Māori land)

·    implications for Māori.

44.     Feedback is also sought on the interaction of insurance with managed retreat.

45.     For local government, the potential risks and costs associated with managed retreat and liabilities associated with flood insurance are likely to be key discussion points.

Likely themes for Council’s submission

46.     Council’s submission on the NAP will focus on the extent to which the NAP enables and/or inhibits climate adaptation for Auckland Council.

47.     In particular, the role and responsibilities of local government in relation to the NAP, and the extent to which critical actions outlined in the NAP support Auckland Council to fulfil their defined legislative roles and responsibilities. Both risks and opportunities will be highlighted.

48.     The submission will also consider council’s views and perspectives in relation to the extent that the NAP enables and/or inhibits their current and future commitments to mana whenua.

49.     The submission will also consider managed retreat, insurance and associated critical issues to be considered in the development of new legislation for managed retreat.

Timeframe for development of the National Emissions Reduction Plan

Milestone

Date

Discussion document released

27 April 2022

MfE Local Government Workshop

10 May 2022

MfE Local Government Workshop

17 May 2022

Draft submission available

18 May 2022

Deadline for appended feedback

27 May 2022

Consultation period closes

3 June 2022

 

Tauākī whakaaweawe āhuarangi

Climate impact statement

50.     The National Adaptation Plan has the potential to strongly influence Auckland’s ability to take a precautionary approach to preparing for climate change, as adopted by council through Te Tāruke -ā-Tāwhiri: Auckland's Climate Plan.

51.     Council’s submission to the NAP consultation document can reiterate its position and advocate for a NAP that places Auckland in the best position to achieve its, and Aotearoa’s adaptation goals.

Ngā whakaaweawe me ngā tirohanga a te rōpū Kaunihera

Council group impacts and views

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

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

Local impacts and local board views

53.     Local authorities will play are key role in implementation of the proposed National Adaptation Plan, as they:

·    are the closest government bodies to communities and represent local views

·    have a responsibility to plan for and invest in improving community resilience

·    enhance community resilience through public education and local planning processes.

Local board views are being sought on the draft National Adaptation Plan and managed retreat and will be appended to council’s final submission.

54.     The consultation documentation Kia urutau, kia ora: Kia āhuarangi rite a Aotearoa – Adapt and thrive: Building a climate-resilient New Zealand, which summarises consultation on the draft National Adaptation Plan and managed retreat, is appended to this document and can be downloaded at https://environment.govt.nz/publications/adapt-and-thrive-building-a-climate-resilient-aotearoa-new-zealand-consultation-document/. 

55.     Additional information on engagement, including a video summary of the draft National Adaptation Plan can be found at https://environment.govt.nz/what-you-can-do/have-your-say/climate-change-engagement/

Tauākī whakaaweawe Māori

Māori impact statement

56.     The National Climate Change Risk Assessment and the NAP acknowledge that all risks are relevant to Māori and some may disproportionately affect certain whānau, hapū and iwi, as well as Māori interests, values, practices and wellbeing. They also recognise the Government’s responsibility to give effect to Te Tiriti principles.

57.     The NAP draws on key concepts of the Rauora framework (Attachment 3) that brings together Māori values and principles into an indigenous worldview (te ao Māori) of climate change, and is complemented by a series of actions that specifically target Māori to enable strategic input and advance equitable governance. This aligns well with the direction in Te Tāruke -ā-Tāwhiri: Auckland's Climate Plan.

58.     Feedback on the draft National Adaptation Plan and managed retreat is being sought from the Tāmaki Makaurau Mana Whenua Forum and Iwi Chairs, and will be appended to the council’s final submission.

Ngā ritenga ā-pūtea

Financial implications

59.     To work effectively, the future system requires appropriate funding mechanisms for its different roles and activities.

60.     The MfE is exploring what provisions and guidance can be provided in the future system, to set clear expectations regarding who should pay for what, and to support the availability and use of appropriate funding tools. Proposals will use existing guidance on charging in the public sector and look at applying this to the context of the future central government-led adaptation plans.

61.     Implementation and operation of the national adaptation plan will require significant investment from the council. Central government’s approach to sharing these costs is unclear. These costs will be driven by factors such as the transition from the current system, establishment and support of joint committees, development of new plans and strategies, changed workforce needs, and increased legal action. In addition, there are likely to be impacts on the ways the council approaches financial and infrastructure planning.

Ngā raru tūpono me ngā whakamaurutanga

Risks and mitigations

62.     There is little risk in making a submission on the consultation on the NAP.

63.     Risks in relation to local government’s role in implementation of the NAP, e.g., funding and financing, will be considered as part of council’s response.

Ngā koringa ā-muri

Next steps

64.     Local board resolutions on the draft National Adaptation Plan will be appended to the Auckland Council submission on this matter.

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

·    18 May 2022: draft submission circulated to local board members

·    27 May 2022: final date for any formal local board feedback to be appended to the submission.

 

Ngā tāpirihanga

Attachments

No.

Title

Page

a

Te mahere urutaunga ā-motu (tuhinga hukihuki): Draft National Adaptation Plan (Under Separate Cover)

 

b

Consultation document: Kia urutau, kia ora: Kia āhuarangi rite a Aotearoa – Adapt and thrive: Building a climate-resilient New Zealand. Draft National Adaptation Plan and Managed Retreat

247

c

Insight into the Rauora Indigenous Worldview Framework for the National Climate Change Adaptation Plan

281

     

Ngā kaihaina

Signatories

Authors

Jacob van der Poel - Advisor Operations and Policy

Lauren Simpson - Principal Sustainability & Resilience Advisor

Authorisers

Carol Hayward - Team Leader Operations and Policy

Louise Mason - General Manager Local Board Services

Glenn Boyd - Local Area Manager

 

 


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24 May 2022

 

 

Community Facilities Network Plan revised Action Plan (2022)

File No.: CP2022/06581

 

  

Te take mō te pūrongo

Purpose of the report

1.       To present the revised Community Facilities Network Plan Action Plan (2022) including progress and completion of actions since 2015 and prioritisation of actions over the next three years.

Whakarāpopototanga matua

Executive summary

2.       The Community Facilities Network Plan (CFNP) is a strategic document outlining how Auckland Council will invest in community facilities. It was approved by Regional Strategy and Policy Committee in August 2015.

3.       The accompanying Action Plan prioritises actions and projects that will be undertaken to implement the CFNP. The CFNP contains criteria for identifying and prioritising actions. 

4.       Every three years the Action Plan is reviewed and updated to recognise progress, revise priorities of existing actions and assess potential new actions. The Action Plan was last updated in 2019.

5.       The Action Plan has been revised for 2022 using the methodology outlined in the CFNP. It contains 33 new actions.

6.       There are now 155 total actions in the Action Plan including:

·    65 completed actions

·    36 actions underway

·    50 actions to start

·    4 actions on hold.

7.       Implementation of priority actions within the revised Action Plan will initially focus on:

·    completing 36 actions that are already underway

·    starting four new area-based actions located in Investment Priority Areas

·    starting two network-wide strategic improvement actions.

8.       Feedback from local boards will be part of the report to the Parks, Arts, Community and Events Committee in August 2022 (when considering the adoption of the Action Plan).

 

Ngā tūtohunga

Recommendation/s

That the Aotea / Great Barrier Local Board:

a)         support the revised Community Facilities Network Plan Action Plan (2022), provided in Attachment A of the report.

 

 

 

Horopaki

Context

What is the Community Facilities Network Plan and Action Plan?

9.       The Community Facilities Network Plan and its companion Action Plan were approved in 2015 by the Regional Strategy and Policy Committee (REG/2015/57).

10.     The Community Facilities Network Plan (CFNP) guides the council’s investment in the provision of community facilities and services. It provides direction on the development of new facilities, major upgrades of existing facilities, optimisation, and potential divestment of facilities no longer meeting community needs.

11.     The CFNP addresses provision for:

·    arts and culture facilities

·    community centres

·    libraries

·    pools and leisure facilities

·    venues for hire (community or rural halls).

12.     The CFNP’s accompanying Action Plan prioritises projects to:

·    ensure existing facilities are fit for purpose

·    address gaps or duplication in provision and needs for community facilities

·    meet future demand arising from population growth and changing users’ expectations.

13.     Together the CFNP and its companion Action Plan support council’s goal to focus community service investment on:

·    quality over quantity

·    addressing service gaps where growth is significant

·    improving portfolio performance.

The Action Plan is revised every three years

14.     Every three years the Action Plan is reviewed and updated to recognise progress, revise priorities of existing actions and assess potential new actions.

15.     The Action Plan was last reviewed in 2018 and adopted by the Environment and Community Committee in April 2019 (ENV/2019/47).

16.     Progress on the Action Plan is reported annually to the relevant committees. The last update was provided to the Parks, Arts, Community and Events Committee in November 2021 (PAC/2021/58).

17.     A summary of progress on the revised 2022 Action Plan is provided in Attachment B. It shows that 65 actions are completed, 36 actions are underway, 50 actions have not started, and 4 actions are on hold.

Actions are structured by category, theme and progress 

18.     There are three categories and two themes of actions in the Action Plan (refer Table 1).

Table 1: CFNP Action Plan categories

19.     The 2022 Action Plan presents actions in two parts.

·    Part A – new actions (identified since the last review) and actions carried over from the previous review which have not been started.

·    Part B – actions underway at the time of the review and previously completed actions.

Departments work together to identify business and strategic improvement actions

20.     The development of new business and strategic improvements involved Community & Social Policy, Community Facilities, and Regional Service Planning, Investment & Partnerships. These departments worked together to support quality advice and to improve the way we plan and prioritise delivery of community services.

The identification of area-based actions follows a set process

21.     The process for the development of area-based actions in Part A of the 2022 Action Plan is set by the CFNP and shown in Figure 1.

Figure 1: Review process for 2022 CFNP Action Plan

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22.     Potential area-based actions for Part A were identified from a range of sources:

·    political resolutions requesting the addition of items to the Action Plan

·    work arising from completed actions in the Action Plan 2019

·    the 10-year Budget 2021-2031

·    local board plan initiatives and work programmes

·    input from business intelligence and across the Auckland Council organisation

·    actions not started in the Action Plan 2019.

Area-based actions are prioritised through the weighting of network, community, and building criteria

23.     Once identified, the master list of area-based actions was assessed based on the prioritisation criteria outlined in section 5.2 of the CFNP (refer Table 2).

Table 2: Prioritisation criteria for area-based actions as defined by the CFNP

24.     The tools used to conduct the assessment included population data, geospatial information, asset condition information, and in some instances needs assessments and business cases.

The priorities in the CFNP Action Plan guide the focus of our resources

25.     The impact of Covid-19 and the resulting economic slow-down has had a significant impact on the council’s revenue and borrowing capacity. The 10-year Budget (Recovery Budget), adopted 29 June 2021, highlights:

·    a tight fiscal environment for the immediate future

·    the need to reduce capital expenditure across the council family

·    reprioritisation of projects

·    the unsustainability of maintaining the current community facility network while meeting the needs of growing and changing communities.

26.     The ‘focused investment’ approach for community investment, adopted as part of the 10-year Budget, means we must focus on renewing priority assets, reducing our asset portfolio, expanding provision of tailored/alternative service delivery models and exploring partnership opportunities.

27.     The approach for community investment supports the direction of the CFNP and in this constrained environment, priority actions determined by the criteria in the CFNP are guiding the focus of our resources.

Tātaritanga me ngā tohutohu

Analysis and advice

The revised CFNP Action Plan 2022

28.     The revised Action Plan 2022 is provided in Attachment A.

29.     Table 3 shows the distribution of all actions in the Action Plan 2022 and progress of actions since the Community Facilities Network Plan was adopted in 2015.

Table 3: Summary of the 2022 CFNP Action Plan

30.     Attachment B shows the progress status of the revised 2022 Action Plan, as well as the distribution of actions across local boards, service type and priority status.

31.     The progress being made on actions demonstrates staff’s commitment to focusing resources on a collectively agreed and mandated programme of work, as well as the commitment to delivering agreed priorities in a constrained environment.

The focus of the CFNP Action Plan work programme 2022/2023

32.     The focus of next year’s work will be towards completing priority actions that; are already in progress, are located in Investment Priority Areas (identified in the 10-year Budget) or are strategic improvements with a network-wide reach (refer Table 4).

33.     This focus ensures our effort is scalable and our advice about investment in community facilities is more effective. The efficiency created will allow us to concentrate on the priority actions that have not yet been started.

Table 4: Summary of proposed work programme for 2022/2023

Tauākī whakaaweawe āhuarangi

Climate impact statement

34.     Consideration of climate impact happens at a project level. There are no direct climate impacts arising from this report on the action plan.

35.     Future detailed business cases will include application of the Community Facilities – Sustainable Asset Policy. The regional policy, the first of three phases under the council’s Sustainable Asset Standard (SAS), commits council to:

·    achieve carbon neutrality in operations for new asset development

·    achieve a minimum 5-Star Green Star rating (or equivalent certification) on the development of all new assets with a budget over $10 million

·    incorporate decarbonisation principles into guideline documents for renewals and new asset development of all community assets.

36.     The assessment of climate impacts in investigations and business cases will improve by applying learnings from across the organisation in its responsiveness to climate change. Staff will also seek to understand the allowances that need to be made to meet climate impact targets for Action Plan projects related to the development of new facilities, or the improvement of existing facilities.

Ngā whakaaweawe me ngā tirohanga a te rōpū Kaunihera

Council group impacts and views

37.     During the development of the Action Plan 2022 input has been sought from the following departments:

·    Regional Service Planning, Investment and Partnerships

·    Local Board Services

·    Parks Sports and Recreation

·    Financial and Business Performance

·    Connected Communities

·    Community Facilities

·    Community and Social Policy.

38.     Delivery of the Action Plan 2022 is resourced by council’s Community & Social Policy and Regional Service Planning, Investment & Partnerships teams subject to capacity. Individual actions are delivered with participation from other departments and, where relevant, Eke Panuku Development Auckland.

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

Local impacts and local board views

39.     Local boards provided feedback on direction and specific content during the development of the Community Facilities Network Plan and Action Plan prior to adoption in 2015. 

40.     Key initiatives from local board plans (2020) were an input of the review process for the development of the 2022 CFNP Action Plan (refer Figure 1).

41.     The CFNP’s prioritisation criteria applies the highest weighting of 15 per cent to local board priority to ensure local board’s views influence the overall assessment of actions. 

42.     Progressing area-based actions are reflected in relevant local board work programmes. Local boards provide feedback and input throughout the investigations and have decision making responsibilities as per schedule the 10-year Budget 2021-31

43.     Decision-making for service provision and location sits with local boards within funding parameters set by the Governing Body.

Tauākī whakaaweawe Māori

Māori impact statement

44.     The Community Facilities Network Plan outlines, in Section 2.2, how it will deliver on Māori outcomes. These outcomes include:

·    engage with Māori organisations to understand Māori expectations and investigate the community needs of Māori groups, and factor this into decision-making for community facilities

·    actively engage and consult to ensure the planning, development, and operations of facilities consider Māori needs and aspirations

·    work closely with Māori groups and key stakeholders, including local iwi, to develop appropriate cultural programmes to be delivered through facilities

·    investigate Māori demographic participation and usage trends, identifying opportunities to increase the attendance and use of facilities by Māori and developing appropriate business responses

·    provide visual representations of commitment to Māori to tell stories of their connections to the place (such as signage) and honouring tikanga

·    ensure that, in any exploration of potential future sites for facilities, Māori concerns about wāhi tapu are incorporated.

45.     Engagement with Māori is included as part of investigations and continues through the planning and delivery of responses. Examples include:

·    interviews and hui with mana whenua

·    interviews and hui with mataawaka in local settings to understand community needs

·    workshops and focus groups with local marae

·    intercept surveys with representative samples of the Māori population base

·    kanohi ki te kanohi interviews conducted in Te Reo Māori.

46.     Feedback provided from Māori is specific to the nature of the investigation for which the engagement occurred. This feedback is used to inform the delivery of options and responses.

47.     Staff will work with other relevant parts of the council to ensure effective engagement with Māori.

Ngā ritenga ā-pūtea

Financial implications

48.     There are currently no identified financial implications for the delivery of the Community Facilities Network Plan Action Plan 2022 as work is delivered utilising existing resources.

49.     Investment decisions and associated funding implications are reported separately to the relevant decision-maker(s).

Ngā raru tūpono me ngā whakamaurutanga

Risks and mitigations

50.     There is a risk that development of the Action Plan 2022 may not match local board priorities, as implementation of the Action Plan involves understanding service needs and taking a network view. This risk is mitigated by:

·    continuing to socialise and reinforce the strategic objectives of the CFNP to elected members, key staff, and through all deliverables 

·    clarifying local board plans were reviewed and any potential community service-related content was considered for potential inclusion as an action

·    including One Local Initiative projects into the Action Plan 2022.

51.     There is financial risk that:

·    budget allocated in the 10-year Budget 2021-2031 may be insufficient to deliver some of the action findings

·    the need for significant new investment identified from actions will be challenging due to the impact Covid-19 has had on the council’s revenue and borrowing capacity

·    some investigations may require changes to the funding identified in the 10-year Budget 2021-2031.

52.     This financial risk is mitigated by:

·    ensuring investigations include looking at options for funding other than rates or debt

·    ensuring findings of investigations that require new investment are supported by indicative business cases

·    managing expectations by acknowledging budget constraints

·    managing expectations by acknowledging the delegation for decision-making on investment in new facilities is held by the Governing Body and is considered as part of long-term planning (decision-making for service provision and location sits with local boards within parameters set by the Governing Body).

53.     There is a timing risk that delivery of actions may take longer because of reduced operational capacity and may not align with elected members and/or local communities’ expectations.  This risk is mitigated by driving delivery to meet targeted timeframes for priority actions and managing expectations based on the principles and direction set by the CFNP.

Ngā koringa ā-muri

Next steps

54.     Local board resolutions will be included in the report to the Parks, Arts, Community and Events Committee when they consider adoption of the Action Plan in August 2022.

 

Ngā tāpirihanga

Attachments

No.

Title

Page

a

Community Facilities Network Plan (CFNP)

309

b

Focus of Community Facilities Action Plan 2022

325

     

Ngā kaihaina

Signatories

Authors

Tracey Williams - Service Programmes Lead

Angela Clarke - Head of Service Investment & Programming

Authorisers

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

Louise Mason - General Manager Local Board Services

Glenn Boyd - Local Area Manager

 

 



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24 May 2022

 

 

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Ngā Pou Taunaha o Aotearoa - New Zealand Geographic Board: recording of unofficial place names as official - Update

File No.: CP2022/05596

 

  

Te take mō te pūrongo

Purpose of the report guidance

1.       To update the local board on the progress of the Ngā Pou Taunaha o Aotearoa New Zealand Geographic Board project to record unofficial place names as official.

Whakarāpopototanga matua

Executive summary guidance

2.       In February 2022, a report was considered regarding the Ngā Pou Taunaha o Aotearoa New Zealand Geographic Board project to record unofficial place names as official.

3.       The board resolved as follows.

Resolution number GBI/2022/14

MOVED by Chairperson I Fordham, seconded by Member V Toki:

That the Aotea / Great Barrier Local Board:

a)    support the use of Māori place names and dual Māori and English naming across the Aotea / Great Barrier Local Board area.

b)    acknowledge the work done in identifying and collating the unofficial names and proposed corrections in the attachments to this report and the opportunity being identified to expediate the standard naming process.

c)    do not support the current fast track proposal as it stands.

d)    seek guidance from mana whenua on the endorsement of the use and spelling of the listed (Attachments A, B, C to the report) Māori place names

e)    note the local board are currently not in an informed governance position to make any comment on the proposals until mana whenua engagement has occurred and has been clearly presented to the local board.

4.       The New Zealand Geographic Board have recently advised they will be deferring making decisions on changing the status of Auckland’s recorded (unofficial) place names to official in order to further consult with Auckland’s 19 mana whenua groups.

 

Ngā tūtohunga

Recommendation/s

That the Aotea / Great Barrier Local Board:

a)      note the advice from Ngā Pou Taunaha o Aotearoa New Zealand Geographic Board that they will be deferring making decisions on changing the status of Auckland’s recorded (unofficial) place names to official in order to further consult with Auckland’s 19 mana whenua groups.

 

Ngā tāpirihanga

Attachments

There are no attachments for this report.     

Ngā kaihaina

Signatories

Author

Janine Geddes - Senior Local Board Advisor

Authoriser

Glenn Boyd - Local Area Manager

 

 


Aotea / Great Barrier Local Board

24 May 2022

 

 

Local Board Correspondence

File No.: CP2022/06543

 

  

Te take mō te pūrongo

Purpose of the report

1.       To inform the Aotea / Great Barrier Local Board of key correspondence sent and received during the month of May 2022.

Whakarāpopototanga matua

Executive summary

2.       At its 22 February 2022 meeting the Aotea / Great Barrier Local Board resolved [GBI/2022/1] endorsing support for feedback provided to the Fisheries New Zealand Review of Sustainability Measures for New Zealand scallops (SCA 1 & SCA CS) for 2022/23.

MOVED by Chairperson I Fordham, seconded by Member S Daly:

Resolution number GBI/2022/2

That the Aotea / Great Barrier Local Board:

a)   ratify feedback submitted to the Fisheries New Zealand Review of Sustainability Measures for New Zealand scallops (SCA 1 & SCA CS) for 2022/23, through the approved Chair and Deputy Chair delegation on 8 February 2022 (Attachment A of the report).

CARRIED

3.       Subsequently the Ministry for Primary Industries released its review of sustainability measures for selected fish stocks – April 2022 round https://www.mpi.govt.nz/consultations/review-of-sustainability-measures-2022-april-round/

4.       This review included that for Scallops, Coromandel (SCA CS) a partial closure, with all areas of SCA CS to be closed apart from two defined areas around Hauturu / Little Barrier Island and near the Colville Channel that will provide for a small level of utilisation.

5.       A letter with regards to “Tipa/scallop beds within Colville Channel and off Hauturu / Little Barrier Island” dated 12 May 2022 and signed by the chairperson on behalf of the local board, was sent to Hon David Parker, Minister of Oceans and Fisheries. It is appended as Attachment A.

 

Ngā tūtohunga

Recommendation

That the Aotea / Great Barrier Local Board:

a)      note the letter dated 12 May 2022 addressed to Hon David Parker, Minister of Oceans and Fisheries as Attachment A to this report.

 

Ngā tāpirihanga

Attachments

No.

Title

Page

a

20220512 Letter to Hon David Parker, Minister of Oceans and Fisheries re: Tipa/scallop beds within Colville Channel and off Hauturu / Little Barrier Island

333

     

Ngā kaihaina

Signatories

Author

Guia Nonoy - Democracy Advisor

Authoriser

Glenn Boyd - Local Area Manager

 

 


Aotea / Great Barrier Local Board

24 May 2022

 

 

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Aotea / Great Barrier Local Board

24 May 2022

 

 

Aotea / Great Barrier Local Board Governance Forward Work Calendar 2019 - 2022

File No.: CP2022/05731

 

  

Te take mō te pūrongo

Purpose of the report

1.       To present the Aotea / Great Barrier Local Board with its updated governance forward work calendar.

Whakarāpopototanga matua

Executive summary

2.       The Aotea / Great Barrier Local Board Governance Forward Work Calendar 2019 - 2022 is appended to the report as Attachment A. The calendar is updated monthly, reported to business meetings and distributed to council staff for reference and information only.

3.       The governance forward work calendars are part of Auckland Council’s quality advice programme and aim to support local boards’ governance role by:

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

·     clarifying what advice is expected and when

·     clarifying the rationale for reports.

4.       The calendar also aims to provide guidance for staff supporting local boards and greater transparency for the public.

 

Ngā tūtohunga

Recommendation/s

That the Aotea / Great Barrier Local Board:

a)      note its Governance Forward Work Calendar for the political term 2019 - 2022 as at May 2022.

 

Ngā tāpirihanga

Attachments

No.

Title

Page

a

May 2022 Aotea / Great Barrier Local Board governance forward work calendar

337

     

Ngā kaihaina

Signatories

Author

Guia Nonoy - Democracy Advisor

Authoriser

Glenn Boyd - Local Area Manager

 

 


Aotea / Great Barrier Local Board

24 May 2022

 

 

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24 May 2022

 

 

Aotea / Great Barrier Local Board Workshop Record of Proceedings

File No.: CP2022/05728

 

  

Te take mō te pūrongo

Purpose of the report

1.       To note the records for the Aotea / Great Local Board workshops held following the previous business meeting.

Whakarāpopototanga matua

Executive summary

2.       Under section 12.1 of the current Standing Orders of the Aotea / Great Barrier Local Board, workshops convened by the local board shall be closed to the public. However, the proceedings of every workshop shall record the names of members attending and a statement summarising the nature of the information received, and nature of matters discussed.

3.       The purpose of the local board’s workshops is for the provision of information and local board members discussion.  No resolutions or formal decisions are made during the local board’s workshops.

4.       The record of proceedings for the local board’s workshops held on Tuesday 19th of April, Tuesday 3rd of May and Tuesday 10th of May 2022 are appended to the report.

 

Ngā tūtohunga

Recommendation/s

That the Aotea / Great Barrier Local Board:

a)    note the record of proceedings for the local board workshops held on Tuesday 19 April, Tuesday 3 May and Tuesday 10 May 2022.

 

Ngā tāpirihanga

Attachments

No.

Title

Page

a

20220419 Aotea / Great Barrier Local Board Workshop Record

343

b

20220503 Aotea / Great Barrier Local Board Workshop Record

345

c

20220510 Aotea / Great Barrier Local Board Workshop Record

347

     

Ngā kaihaina

Signatories

Author

Guia Nonoy - Democracy Advisor

Authoriser

Glenn Boyd - Local Area Manager

 

 


Aotea / Great Barrier Local Board

24 May 2022

 

 

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ATTACHMENTS

 

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24 May 2022

 

 

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[3] This is an important consideration in the context of section 80 of the Local Government Act 2002: Identification of inconsistent decisions

[4] O’Connor Sinclair (2013). Auckland Golf Facility Strategy

[5] Annual figures for the 18-month period 30 June 2020 to 31 December 2021, when compared to the prior five-year baseline period.

[6] https://www.transport.govt.nz/statistics-and-insights/safety-annual-statistics/sheet/social-cost-of-road-crashes