I hereby give notice that an extraordinary meeting of the Māngere-Ōtāhuhu Local Board will be held on:

 

Date:

Time:

Meeting Room:

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Wednesday, 11 May 2022

5.00pm

Māngere-Ōtāhuhu Local Board Office
This meeting will proceed via MS Teams. Either a recording or written summary will be uploaded on the Auckland Council website.

 

Māngere-Ōtāhuhu Local Board

 

OPEN AGENDA

 

 

 

 

MEMBERSHIP

 

Deputy Chairperson

Tauanu’u Nanai Nick Bakulich

 

Members

Makalita Kolo

 

 

Christine O'Brien

 

 

Papaliitele Peo

 

 

Togiatolu Walter Togiamua

 

 

Harry Fatu Toleafoa

 

 

(Quorum 4 members)

 

 

 

Jacqueline Robinson

Democracy Advisor

 

8 May 2022

 

Contact Telephone: (09) 262 5283

Email: jacqui.robinson@aucklandcouncil.govt.nz

Website: www.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz

 

 


Māngere-Ōtāhuhu Local Board

11 May 2022

 

 

 

ITEM   TABLE OF CONTENTS            PAGE

1          Welcome                                                                                   5

2          Apologies                                                                                 5

3          Declaration of Interest                                          5

4          Māngere-Ōtāhuhu Local Board consultation feedback and input into the Annual Budget 2022/2023                               7

 


1          Welcome

 

 

2          Apologies

 

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

 

3          Declaration of Interest

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

Māngere-Ōtāhuhu Local Board consultation feedback and input into the Annual Budget 2022/2023

File No.: CP2022/05926

 

  

 

Te take mō te pūrongo

Purpose of the report

1.       To receive consultation feedback from the Māngere-Ōtāhuhu Local Board area on:

·        proposed priorities and activities for the Māngere-Ōtāhuhu Local Board Agreement 2022/2023

·        regional topics for the Annual Budget 2022/2023.

2.       To recommend any local matters to the Governing Body, that they will need to consider or make decisions on in the Annual Budget 2022/2023 process.

3.       To provide input on the proposed regional topics in the Annual Budget 2022/2023.

Whakarāpopototanga matua

Executive summary

4.       Local board agreements set out annual funding priorities, activities, budgets, levels of service, performance measures and initiatives for each local board area. Local board agreements for 2022/2023 will be included in the Council’s Annual Budget 2022/2023.

5.       Auckland Council publicly consulted from 28 February to 28 March 2022 to seek community views on the proposed Annual Budget 2022/2023. This included consultation on the Māngere-Ōtāhuhu Local Board’s proposed priorities for 2022/2023 to be included in its local board agreement.

6.       Auckland Council received 11,550 pieces of feedback in total across the region including 161 pieces of feedback from the Māngere-Ōtāhuhu Local Board area.

Summary of key local consultation feedback is as follows:

·        Māngere-Ōtāhuhu Local Board hosted two Have Your Say Events: Community Zoom on 16th March, 10am – 12pm, followed by another Zoom session on the 24th March, 6pm – 8pm

·        55 people participated in Have Your Say events in total

·        of the 282 submissions received locally, 275 were by individual submitters and further 7 were from organisations

·        Te Ākitai Waiohua, Makaurau Marae Maori Trust - Te Ahiwaru and Ngaati Whanaunga, mana whenua iwi also provided their views on the proposed outcomes

·        from the submissions, 157 were made online, while 123 were submitted in hard copy and two submissions were received via email

·            of the 163 submitters who commented on the local board priorities question, 134 either supported all or most of the proposed priorities of the local board, while 18 did not support.  The remaining 7 suggested other reasons with generic comments and 4 said they do not know enough about the priorities to comment on them.

7.       In the annual budget process, there are financial matters where local boards provide recommendations to the Governing Body, for consideration or decision-making. This includes:  

·        proposed locally driven initiative capital projects outside local boards’ decision-making responsibility

·        release of local board specific reserve funds

·        any local board advocacy initiatives.

The Governing Body will consider these items as part of the annual budget decision-making process in June 2022.

8.       Local boards have a statutory responsibility to provide input into regional strategies, policies, plans, and bylaws. This report provides an opportunity for the local board to provide input on council’s proposed Annual Budget 2022/2023.

Ngā tūtohunga

Recommendation/s

That the Māngere-Ōtāhuhu Local Board:

a)      receive consultation feedback on the proposed Māngere-Ōtāhuhu Local Board priorities and activities for 2022/2023

b)      receive consultation feedback on regional topics in the Annual Budget 2022/2023 from people and organisations based in the Māngere-Ōtāhuhu Local Board area

c)       recommend that the Governing Body approves any proposed locally driven initiative (LDI) capital projects, which are outside local boards’ allocated decision-making responsibility

d)      recommend the release of local board specific reserve funds to the Governing Body

e)      provide input on regional topics in the proposed Annual Budget 2022/2023 to the Governing Body

f)       provide its advocacy initiatives for the Annual Budget 2022/2023 to the Governing Body.

Horopaki

Context

9.       Each financial year Auckland Council must have a local board agreement (as agreed between the Governing Body and the local board) for each local board area. The Māngere-Ōtāhuhu Local Board Agreement sets out how the Council will reflect the priorities in the Māngere-Ōtāhuhu Local Board Plan 2020 in respect to the local activities to be provided in the Māngere-Ōtāhuhu Local Board area and includes information relating to budgets, levels of service, and performance measures.

10.     The local board agreements 2022/2023 will form part of the Auckland Council’s Annual Budget 2022/2023.

11.     Auckland Council publicly consulted from 28 February to 28 March 2022 to seek community views on the proposed Annual Budget 2022/2023, as well as local board priorities and proposed activities to be included in the local board agreement 2022/2023.

12.     Due to the impacts of the ongoing COVID-19 global pandemic, significant pressure has been placed upon the council’s financial position. This has created significant flow on effects for the council’s proposed Annual Budget 2022/2023.

Tātaritanga me ngā tohutohu

Analysis and advice

13.     This report includes analysis of consultation feedback, any local matters to be recommended to the Governing Body and seeks input on regional topics in the proposed Annual Budget 2022/2023 as provided in Attachment A. Detailed submissions are available online https://akhaveyoursay.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz/.  

Consultation feedback overview 

14.     As part of the public consultation Auckland Council used a variety of methods and channels to reach and engage a broad cross section of Aucklanders to gain their feedback and input into regional and local topics.   

15.     In total, Auckland Council received feedback from 11,550 people in the consultation period. This feedback was received through:

·        written feedback – 9,464 online or hard copy forms, emails or letters

·        in person – 2,086 pieces of feedback through online Have Your Say events, or independently managed phone interviews. All events (except one which didn’t have any attendees) were moved to an online platform or cancelled due to the red Covid-19 traffic light setting.

Feedback received on the Mangere-Otahuhu Local Board’s priorities for 2022/2023

16.     The Māngere-Ōtāhuhu Local Board consulted on the following priorities for 2022/2023:

i)     a key focus is advancing our tree planting programme to help reduce our carbon emissions and care for the environment

ii)    advocate to Governing Body for better quality facilities, parks and open spaces for children and youth

iii)   identifying ways to leverage our strengths to establish our place in the future of Auckland

iv)   promoting activities to showcase our local culture and talents into career pathways

v)    working with council to identify procurement, quality employment and social enterprise opportunities

vi)   improving the well-being of our locals by supporting our local economy to become more efficient, resilient, and sustainable.

17.     282 submissions were received on Māngere-Ōtāhuhu Local Board’s priorities for 2022/2023.

18.     Out of the 134 submitters who commented on the local board priorities, the majority either supported all or most of the proposed priorities of the local board.

19.     Consultation feedback on local board priorities will be considered by the local board when approving its local board agreement in June 2022.

Information on submitters

20.     The tables and graphs below indicate the demographic categories people identified with.  This information only relates to those submitters who provided demographic information. Of the 272 submitters who completed this section, 54% were female, followed by 46% male. In terms of ethnicity, 47% of the submitters were Pacifica, 38% European, 14% Asian and 6% Māori.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Key themes

21.     Key themes of note across the feedback received (through written, in-person and social media channels) included:

·    Community facilities – improved accessible facilities, parks, and playgrounds. Specific examples were given of Mangere East community facilities, Seaside Park, Moyle Park, Mangere West, and Mount Richmond

·    Environment and Local planning – reducing waste, increasing tree canopy, and building resilient communities

·    Local transport options – improved options for public transport, including connecting pathways, cycleways, and bus services.

Overview of feedback received on regional topics in the Annual Budget 2022/2023 from the Mangere-Otahuhu Local Board area

22.     The proposed Annual Budget 2022/2023 sets out Auckland Council’s priorities and how to pay for them. Consultation on the proposed Annual Budget asked submitters to respond to four key questions on:

1.   Climate

2.   Budget Pressures

3.   Operating Spending Prioritisation

4.   Waste Service Standardisation.

23.     The submissions received from the Māngere-Ōtāhuhu Local Board area on these key issues are summarised below, along with an overview of any other areas of feedback on regional proposals with a local impact.

Key Question 1: Climate

24.     Aucklanders were asked about a proposed climate action package which will be funded by a targeted rate. The climate action package includes investments in low-carbon public transport, active walking and cycling networks; and urban ngahere (forest) canopy cover.

25.     This is proposed to be funded through $574 million from a targeted rate over the next 10 years as well additional funding from government co-funding.

26.     The table below gives an overview of the responses from the Māngere-Ōtāhuhu Local Board area. Of the 278 submitters who responded to this question, 51% do not support the proposed targeted climate action rate, with 43% in support. Most of the submitters who do not support the proposal have cited Covid, general increase in rates and increasing cost of living as factor.

Category

Support

Do not support

Other

I don't know

Total

Individuals

117

140

11

5

273

Organisations

4

1

0

0

5

Key themes

27.     From the 278 submitters, 187 respondents gave additional feedback on this question. Key themes of note across the feedback received included:

·        ensuring equity in the distribution of the proposed targeted climate action rate, especially in South Auckland

·        support for partnership and participation in increasing tree canopy in the local area

·        need for detailed information on the use of the proposed targeted climate action rate locally.  

Key Question 2: Budget Pressures

28.     Aucklanders were asked about a range of levers proposed to manage on-going budget pressures. Council is forecasting a budget shortfall of $85 million for 2022/2023 compared to what was budgeted for in the 10-year Budget 2021-2031. This is due to on-going impacts of COVID-19 on revenue and growing inflationary pressure.

29.     A range of levers are proposed to manage the budget pressures including:

·        using the Government’s Better Off support package funding

·        changing the timing of some capital spending

·        implementing cost reductions in the form of efficiency savings and a potential reduction in some services

·        keeping the previously agreed general rates increase of 3.5 per cent for 2022/2023

·        continuing work on the sale or long-term lease of non-strategic assets as required.

30.     The table below gives an overview of the responses from the Māngere-Ōtāhuhu Local Board area. A total of 148 submitters responded to this question, with 56% in support of the proposal, followed by 22% who do not support and 13% who selected they don’t know.

Category

Support

Do not support

Other

I don't know

Total

Individuals

81

32

13

18

144

Organisations

3

1

0

0

4

Key themes

31.     From the 148 respondents, 60 gave further feedback. Submitters were in support of retaining council assets and suggested reducing overall council spend in other areas. Key themes of note across the feedback received included:

·        overall support for retaining council assets which meets Aucklanders needs such as community centres, parks, and playgrounds

·        further reduction in organisational expenditure, especially wages and salaries in order to explore further savings options

·        need for further clarity on the question.

Key Question 3: Operating Spending Prioritisation

32.     Aucklanders were asked to provide feedback on a proposal that would see council prioritise operating spending to help manage on-going budget pressures. A set of criteria to be used when making decisions about cost reductions, including those that could reduce, stop or change some services, was proposed.

33.     The proposal involves implementing $15 million of additional permanent cost reductions in the form of efficiency saving and low-priority service reductions across the group in 2023/2024, growing to $30 million per annum from 2024/2025 onwards.

34.     The table below give an overview of the responses from the Māngere-Ōtāhuhu Local Board area. A total of 141 submitters responded to this question, with 58% in support of the proposal, 12% not in support, 24% suggesting they do not know and 6% giving other reasons.

 

Support

Do not support

Other

I don't know

Total

Individuals

79

17

8

33

137

Organisations

4

0

0

0

4

Key themes

35.     From the 141 submitters, further 45 comments were noted under this question. Key themes of note across the feedback received included:

·       A large number of submitters suggested the question was too complicated for them to respond to and needed further information

·       Support for essential services such as water, waste, resource consents etc.

Key Question 4: Waste Service Standardisation

36.     Aucklanders were asked about a proposal to standardise waste services and charges across Auckland. The proposal would involve a move to a region-wide rates funded refuse collection service and see a choice of three bin sizes (with different pricing for each) to accommodate different household needs.

37.     Auckland Council are also proposing to include standardising which properties can opt-out of waste management services and charges across Auckland.

38.     The tables below give an overview of the responses from the Māngere-Ōtāhuhu Local Board area. Under this question, additional 4 questions were asked, with different housing, for example, units, non-residential etc. In all the options, the respondents supported rates funded system, rather than the “pay as you throw” proposal.

Category

Support (prefer rates-funded system)

Do not support (prefer PAYT system)

Other

I don't know

Total

Individuals

89

31

8

15

143

Organisations

2

1

0

0

3

Standardise the opt-out rules for residential multi-unit developments (10 or more units)

Category

Support

Do not support

Other

I don't know

Total

Individuals

72

21

4

39

136

Organisations

2

1

0

1

4

Standardise the opt-out rules for residential and lifestyle properties with between two and nine units

Category

Support

Do not support

Other

I don't know

Total

Individuals

62

20

7

43

132

Organisations

1

1

0

1

3

Standardise the opt-out rules for non-residential properties

Category

Support

Do not support

Other

I don't know

Total

Individuals

65

18

5

42

130

Organisations

2

0

0

1

3

Apply a minimum base charge to every separately used or inhabited part of a property

Category

Support

Do not support

Other

I don't know

Total

Individuals

60

34

2

31

127

Organisations

0

2

0

1

3

 

Other feedback

39.   Aucklanders were asked what is important to them and if they had any feedback on any other issues. Additional 53 submitters gave further feedback on this question, with a total of 103 comments. Some submitters gave feedback on more than one issue.  Overall, transport, walking and cycling was the most commented issue.

Recommendations on local matters 

40.     This report allows the local board to recommend local matters to the Governing Body for consideration as part of the Annual Budget process, in June 2022. This includes:

·        proposed locally driven initiative capital projects outside local boards’ decision-making responsibility

·        release of local board specific reserve funds

·        local advocacy initiatives.

Funding for Locally Driven Initiatives (LDI)

41.     Local boards are allocated funding for locally driven initiatives (LDI) annually, to spend on local projects or programmes that are important to their communities. Local boards have decision-making over the LDI funds but need approval from the Governing Body where:

·        operational LDI funding is to be converted into capital LDI funding

·        the release of local board specific reserve funds is requested, which are being held by the council for a specific purpose

·        a LDI capital project exceeds $1 million.

42.     There are no funds in the local board budgets that fit these criteria for the 2022/2023 financial year.

Local board advocacy

43.     Local boards are requested to provide approved advocacy initiatives which considers the consultation feedback above. This allows the Finance and Performance Committee to consider these advocacy items when making recommendations on the Annual Budget 2022/2023 to the Governing Body in June.

44.     The advocacy initiatives approved by the local board will be included as an appendix to the 2022/2023 Local Board Agreement

Local board input on regional topics in the Annual Budget 2022-2023

45.     Local boards have a statutory responsibility for identifying and communicating the interests and preferences of the people in its local board area in relation to Auckland Council’s strategies, policies, plans, and bylaws, and any proposed changes to be made to them. This report provides an opportunity for the local board to provide input on council’s proposed Annual Budget 2022/2023 through Attachment B which will be tabled at the extraordinary business meeting on the 11 of May.

 

 

Tauākī whakaaweawe āhuarangi

Climate impact statement

46.     The decisions recommended in this report are part of the Annual Budget 2022/2023 and local board agreement process to approve funding and expenditure over the next year.

47.     Projects allocated funding through this Annual Budget process will all have varying levels of potential climate impact associated with them. The climate impacts of projects Auckland council chooses to progress, are all assessed carefully as part of council’s rigorous reporting requirements.

48.     The Māngere-Ōtāhuhu Local Board has an LDI budget assigned to develop a Climate Action Plan for the local area, addressing the lowest tree canopy coverage as well as being one of the areas in the Auckland Region which sits on the higher end of the deprivation index. 

Ngā whakaaweawe me ngā tirohanga a te rōpū Kaunihera

Council group impacts and views

49.     The Annual Budget 2022/2023 is an Auckland Council Group document and will include budgets at a consolidated group level. Consultation items and updates to budgets to reflect decisions and new information may include items from across the group.

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

Local impacts and local board views

50.     The local board’s decisions and feedback are being sought in this report. The local board has a statutory role to provide its feedback on regional plans.

51.     Local boards play an important role in the development of the council’s annual budget. Local board agreements form part of the annual budget. Local board nominees have also attended Finance and Performance Committee workshops on the annual budget.

Tauākī whakaaweawe Māori

Māori impact statement

52.     Many local board decisions are of importance to and impact on Māori. Local board agreements and the annual budget are important tools that enable and can demonstrate the council’s responsiveness to Māori.

53.     Local board plans, developed in 2020 through engagement with the community including Māori, form the basis of local board area priorities. There is a need to continue to build relationships between local boards and iwi, and the wider Māori community.

54.     Analysis provided of consultation feedback received on the proposed annual budget includes submissions made by the following mana whenua, who have interests in the rohe / local board area:

·      Te Ākitai Waiohua

·      Makaurau Marae Maori Trust - Te Ahiwaru and

·      Ngaati Whanaunga. 

55.     Ongoing conversations between local boards and Māori will assist to understand each other’s priorities and issues. This in turn can influence and encourage Māori participation in the council’s decision-making processes.

56.     Some projects approved for funding could have discernible impacts on Māori. The potential impacts on Māori, as part of any project progressed by Auckland Council, will be assessed as part of relevant reporting requirements.

Ngā ritenga ā-pūtea

Financial implications

57.     This report is seeking the local board’s decisions on financial matters in the local board agreement that must then be considered by the Governing Body.

58.     The local board also provides input to regional plans and proposals. There is information in the council’s consultation material for each plan or proposal with the financial implications of each option outlined for consideration.

Ngā raru tūpono me ngā whakamaurutanga

Risks and mitigations

59.     The council must adopt its annual budget, which includes local board agreements, by 30 June 2022. The local board is required to make recommendations on these local matters   by mid May 2022 and present to the Finance and Performance Committee on 25 May, to enable and support the Governing Body to make decisions on key items to be included in the annual budget on 7 June 2022.

Ngā koringa ā-muri

Next steps

60.     The local board will approve its local board agreement and corresponding work programmes in June 2022.

61.     Recommendations and feedback from the local board will be provided to the Finance and Performance committee for consideration ahead of that committee making recommendations to the Governing Body for decision.

62.     The final Annual Budget 2022/2023 (including local board agreements) will be adopted by the Governing Body on 29 June 2022.

 

Ngā tāpirihanga

Attachments

No.

Title

Page

a

MOLB Annual Budget Submission Analysis

15

      

Ngā kaihaina

Signatories

Authors

Daniel Poe - Local Board Advisor

Shoma Prasad – Engagement Advisor

Authorisers

Louise Mason - General Manager Local Board Services

Manoj Ragupathy - Local Area Manager

 

 


Māngere-Ōtāhuhu Local Board

11 May 2022

 

 

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