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

 

Date:

Time:

Meeting Room:

Venue:

 

Thursday, 12 May 2022

6.00pm

Manurewa Local Board Office
7 Hill Road
Manurewa

 

Manurewa Local Board

 

OPEN AGENDA

 

 

 

 

MEMBERSHIP

 

Chairperson

Joseph Allan

 

Deputy Chairperson

Melissa Moore

 

Members

Anne Candy

 

 

Tabetha Gorrie

 

 

Rangi McLean

 

 

Glenn Murphy

 

 

Ken Penney

 

 

Dave Pizzini

 

 

(Quorum 4 members)

 

 

 

Rohin Patel

Democracy Advisor

 

6 May 2022

 

Contact Telephone: 021 914 618

Email: rohin.patel@aucklandcouncil.govt.nz

Website: www.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz

 

 


 


Manurewa Local Board

12 May 2022

 

 

ITEM   TABLE OF CONTENTS            PAGE

1          Welcome                                                                                                             5

2          Apologies                                                                                                           5

3          Declaration of Interest                                                                   5

4          Confirmation of Minutes                                                                                   5

5          Leave of Absence                                                                                             5

6          Acknowledgements                                                                       5

7          Petitions                                                                                          5

8          Deputations                                                                                     5

9          Public Forum                                                                                                     5

10        Extraordinary Business                                                                 5

11        Manurewa Local Board consultation feedback and input into the Annual Budget 2022/2023                                                       7

12        Consideration of Extraordinary Items

 


1          Welcome

 

A board member will lead the meeting in prayer.

 

 

2          Apologies

 

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

 

 

3          Declaration of Interest

 

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

 

 

4          Confirmation of Minutes

 

That the Manurewa Local Board:

a)           confirm the ordinary minutes of its meeting, held on Thursday, 21 April 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 Manurewa Local Board. This means that details relating to deputations can be included in the published agenda. Total speaking time per deputation is ten minutes or as resolved by the meeting.

 

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

 


 

 

9          Public Forum

 

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

 

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.”


Manurewa Local Board

12 May 2022

 

 

Manurewa Local Board consultation feedback and input into the Annual Budget 2022/2023

File No.: CP2022/05032

 

  

 

Te take mō te pūrongo

Purpose of the report

1.      To receive consultation feedback from the Manurewa Local Board area on:

·    proposed priorities and activities for the Manurewa 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 Manurewa Local Board’s proposed priorities for 2022/2023 to be included in their local board agreement.

6.      Auckland Council received 11,550 pieces of feedback in total across the region including 264 submissions from the Manurewa local board area. Feedback from Manurewa residents indicates:

·        81% support for local priorities

·        two thirds of submitters support the proposed climate action targeted rate

·        55% of individual submitters support the budget package

·        52% of individual submitters support the proposal to prioritise operational spending

·        two thirds of individual submitters support a move to a region-wide rates funded refuse collection.

·        half of individual submitters support the three proposals for waste service opt-out provisions

·        45% of individual submitters support applying a minimum base charge to every separately used or inhabited part of a property (SUIP).

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 Manurewa Local Board:

a)      receive consultation feedback on the proposed Manurewa 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 Manurewa local board area

c)      recommend that the Governing Body approves any proposed locally driven initiative (LDI) capital projects, which are outside local board’s 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 Manurewa Local Board Agreement sets out how the Council will reflect the priorities in the Manurewa Local Board Plan 2020 in respect to the local activities to be provided in the Manurewa 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.

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, we received feedback 11,550 pieces of feedback 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.

16.    Written feedback was received from the following mana whenua iwi, six of which have interest in the Manurewa Local Board area:

·        Ngāti Whatua o Orākei - Te Rūnanga o Ngāti Whatua

·        Ngāti Paoa - Ngāti Paoa Trust Board

·        Ngaati Whanunga - Ngaati Whanaunga Incorporated Society

·        Te Ahiwahui - Makaurau Marae Māori Trust

·        Te Kawerau ā Maki – Te Kawerau Iwi Tiaki Trust

·        Ngāti Tamaterā - Ngāti Tamaterā Treaty Settlement Trust

·        Ngāti Te Ata Waiohua

Feedback received on the Manurewa Local Board’s priorities for 2022/2023

17.    The Manurewa Local Board consulted on the following priorities for 2022/2023:

·       Priority 1: deliver targeted activities through our Strengthening Our Streets framework that support our neighbourhoods and public places to be safe, attractive and inclusive

·       Priority 2: partner with mana whenua, Manurewa Marae and Māori organisations to showcase and celebrate Māori culture, aspirations, stories and identity

·       Priority 3: develop a signature event that celebrates the richness of our cultural diversity

·       Priority 4: work with community groups to deliver more social and recreational activities that connect people across generations and cultures

·       Priority 5: work with our business associations on economic recovery solutions that support local businesses and connect local people with employment opportunities

·       Priority 6: continue our focus on improving our harbour and waterways

·       Priority 7: deliver initiatives that reduce carbon emissions, and advocate to the governing body for improved public transport infrastructure and the planting of more trees that help us reduce our carbon footprint.

18.    151 submissions were received on Manurewa Local Board’s priorities for 2022/2023. The majority of local respondents support all (60) or most (62) local priorities.

19.    The graph and table below give an overview of the responses on the Manurewa local priorities.

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20.    Consultation feedback on local board priorities will be considered by the local board when approving their local board agreement between 21-23 June 2022.

Information on submitters

21.    The tables and graphs below indicate the demographic categories people identified with. This information only relates to those submitters who provided demographic information.

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Key themes on local priorities

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

·       local priorities are vague, lacks detail or $ amounts

·       Council should focus on core services and maintaining current assets

·       general lack of trust in council

·       general support for actions that support the natural environment, waterways and beaches

·       multiple requests for bridge over Papakura stream to link Waiata Shores and Wattle Downs.

Feedback on other local topics

23.    Key themes across feedback received on other local topics included:

·       support for road safety and pedestrian crossings

·       concern about crime, safety and liquor outlets

·       support for actions that support diversity and bring together diverse groups

·       importance of community groups as the backbone of the community, and their need for support to deliver social and recreational activities

·       support for cycle lanes

·       support for Māori enterprise and innovation.

Specific requests for local funding

24.    Specific requests for local projects and funding through the Annual Budget 2022/2023 consultation included:

·        measures to improve safety and security e.g. cameras on pedestrian areas and walkways

·        upgrade the railway station area and refresh the town centre

·        planting at Tington Park

·        more stewardship of Totara Park including Council funded pest trapping aided by volunteers and regular monitoring of newly planted trees

·        street parties to plant trees

·        a community garden along the back fence of the duck pond

·        support for Waka for Caring

·        a venue for sewing classes

·        a safe cycling link to the Southern Path from Manurewa

·        a running/safe cycling track around Mountfort Park

·        support to address the issue of dirt bike riders damaging fields

·        Manurewa Rugby Football Club – needs roof replacement, changing facilities need an upgrade, including male/female facilities

·        Manurewa Associated Football Club – maintenance of clubrooms, would like to upgrade facilities to maintain national level to attract tournaments

·        Totara Park Mountain Bike Club – request the board provide new walking infrastructure and to provide safe access for pedestrians; to properly fund the maintenance of the current bike track network at Totara Park; propose that the club undertakes cost and maintenance of any new tracks for the first three years; support renewal of Redoubt Road carpark and ask that new toilet block is prioritised for delivery.

Mana whenua feedback on local priorities

25.    Four submissions were received with mana whenua iwi with interests in the Manurewa Local Board Area:

·        Ngāti Paoa (Trust Board) – support local priorities provided they can be supported financially

·        Ngāti Te Ata Waiohua – requested support with building new wharekai at their marae in Waiuku, and also support for initiatives in the water knowledge, water safety messaging and water health space

·        Ngāti Tamaterā – reiterated the principal of a Tiriti based relationship, including a suggestion for induction hui as an initial meet and greet exercise, with the opportunity to present iwi frameworks, strategy and management plans, with potential for site visits to marae, and for local boards to share their priorities.  Ngāti Tamatera priority areas include housing, employment, education, strong identity, and healthy and thriving whanau

·        Ngaati Whanaunga – expectation for relationship to be based in Treaty principles, request for more opportunities for rangatira ki te rangatira engagement, for Ngaati Whanaunga to be treated as a partner and not just another ‘stakeholder’, and for Council engagement to move to a more sustainable model of engagement that moves beyond a project-by-project approach.  Priorities for Ngaati Whanaunga are: healthy and prosperous business; healthy and prosperous people, healthy and prosperous whaanau and hapuu; healthy and prosperous environment

·        Te Ahiwaru – no specific feedback on Manurewa local priorities, however confirmed interest in collaborating with Manurewa Local Board.

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

26.    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.

27.    The submissions received from the Manurewa 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

28.    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.

29.    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.

30.    The graph and table below give an overview of the responses from the Manurewa Local Board area.

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Key themes

31.    Key themes in the feedback from those that did not support included:

·    climate change is a central government issue

·    low priority at this time - Council should focus on basics

·    other more pressing issues – people are focussed on jobs, supporting families, mental health

·    objection to targeted rates in general – should come from general rates

·    financial pressures faced by Aucklanders

·    support some actions only – low emission buses, tree planting.

32.    Feedback from mana whenua iwi with interests in the Manurewa Local Board area included:

·        Ngāti Paoa (Trust Board) – support, as it is vital that we address climate change

·        Ngāti Tamaterā – support in principle, emphasising the need to collaborate with mana whenua iwi to address the impact of climate change on Māori communities and marae

·        Ngaati Whanaunga – support with recommendations such as a focus on initiatives that are inexpensive and have tangible benefits for Māori e.g. supporting working from home, providing access to WIFI, ensuring bus routes, and walking and cycling infrastructure are located close to marae and supporting access to cycles.

·        Te Ahiwaru - intensified urban development challenges climate change action, need to reduce impervious design impact and broaden open space.

Key Question 2: Budget Pressures

33.    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.

34.    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.

35.    The graph and table below give an overview of the responses from the Manurewa Local Board area.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Key themes

36.    Key themes in the feedback from those that did not support included:

·       lack of value for ratepayers – Council needs to manage finances better

·       control frivolous spending, salaries, staff levels

·       don’t support selling assets – community will be worse off long term

·       rates increases greater than income increases in climate of inflation

·       do not support any reduction in services

·       support rate increase if funds capital spending, long term developments

·       speed bumps in Manurewa are an example of a wasteful expense.

37.    Feedback from mana whenua iwi with interests in the Manurewa Local Board area included:

·        Ngāti Paoa – support

·        Ngaati Whanuanga – do not support using Three Waters funding to fund business as usual activities

·        Ngāti Tamaterā – support, focussing on core council services with a targeted approach, taking into account real need that communities are experiencing

·        Te Ahiwaru – would prefer to delay 3.5% rate increase, also suggesting to use ‘better off’ support package to rebuild business in Auckland, with a focus on sustainable and resilient businesses in town centres, local business and local employment.

38.   Since consultation, further reduction in revenue caused by the COVID-19 omicron outbreak and rising interest and inflation costs has compounded budget pressures.

39.    Local Board Chairs attended a Finance and Performance Committee workshop outlining the increased pressures and a briefing was held for all local board members.

Key Question 3: Operating spending prioritisation

40.    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.

41.    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.

42.    The graph and table below give an overview of the responses from the Manurewa Local Board area.

 

 

 

 

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Key themes

43.    Key themes from those not in support included:

·        it is not appropriate to further cut services

·        increased rates from capital gains should be used to continue services

·        Council should cut administration and bureaucracy, not services

·        lack of trust for council to decide what is necessary and what is nice to have.

44.    Feedback from mana whenua iwi with interests in the Manurewa Local Board area included:

·        Ngāti Paoa (Trust Board) – support

·        Ngaati Whanaunga – unclear why best financial practice approaches that should be used during daily operations are subject to engagement feedback; decision-making criteria fails to factor in Maaori community needs

·        Ngāti Tamaterā – support, to ensure core services are kept operating

·        Te Ahiwaru - engaging with iwi is an essential service to be maintained, time to test duplicated services, would like to see review of mana whenua capacity building funding, community funded initiatives and lease agreement terms in relation to Auckland Plan and Te Tiriti principles.

Key Question 4: Waste service standardisation

45.    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.

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

47.    The graph and tables below give an overview of the responses from the Manurewa Local Board area.

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Key themes

48.    Key themes of note across the feedback received included:

·       concern about illegal dumping

·       cost should be included in general rates

·       PAYT (pay as you throw) rewards people for minimising waste – smaller bin should be virtually free

·       rates funded waste collected penalises those who reduce their waste.

49.    Feedback from mana whenua iwi with interests in the Manurewa Local Board area included:

·        Ngāti Paoa (Trust Board) – support

·        Ngaati Whanaunga – unclear why best financial practice approaches that should be used during daily operations are subject to engagement feedback; decision-making criteria fails to factor in Maaori community needs

·        Ngāti Tamaterā – support, to ensure core services are kept operating

·        Te Ahiwaru - does not support exemptions to rural and agricultural industries, would like to see focus on rural resource recovery and co-develop with Council a response to illegal dumping, does not support opt-outs for urban properties, instead access to free recycling centres, overall key outcome needs to be a change to waste culture.

50.    Auckland Council is also proposing to standardise which properties can opt-out of waste management services and charges across Auckland.

51.    Auckland Council is proposing to standardise the opt-out rules for residential multi-unit developments (10 or more units). 

52.    Of the 124 submitters who gave feedback on this question, 65 were in support, 17 did not support, 1 made other comments and 41 responded as I don’t know.  The graph below gives an overview of the responses from the Manurewa Local Board area.

 

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53.    Auckland Council is proposing to standardise the opt-out rules for residential and lifestyle properties with between two and nine units.

54.    Of the 123 submitters who gave feedback on this question, 62 were in support, 20 did not support, 2 made other comments and 39 responded as I don’t know.  The graph below gives an overview of the responses from the Manurewa Local Board area.

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55.    Auckland Council is proposing to standardise the opt-out rules for non-residential properties

56.    Of the 123 submitters who gave feedback on this question, 61 were in support, 22 did not support, 2 made other comments and 38 responded as I don’t know.  The graph below gives an overview of the responses from the Manurewa Local Board area.

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57.    Auckland Council is proposing to apply a minimum base charge to every separately used or inhabited part of a property.

58.    Of the 122 submitters who gave feedback on this question, 55 were in support, 26 did not support, 2 made other comments and 39 responded as I don’t know.  The graph below gives an overview of the responses from the Manurewa Local Board area.

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Other feedback

59.    Aucklanders were asked what is important to them and if they had any feedback on any other issues, including a proposal to increase local board decision-making over local community services:

·    Ngāti Tamaterā were in support, suggesting that meaningful engagement and partnership with mana whenua and sharing decision-making opportunities is key and provides an opportunity for iwi to help design local board work programmes, priority areas and shared outcomes

·    Ngāti Paoa (Trust Board) were in support, provided community comments are taken into consideration.

60.    There were no comments in relation to the proposed fees and charges.

Recommendations on local matters 

61.    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)

62.    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.

These conditions do not apply to the Manurewa Local Board for the 2022/2023 financial year.

Local board advocacy

63.    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.

64.    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

65.    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.

Tauākī whakaaweawe āhuarangi

Climate impact statement

66.    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.

67.    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.

Ngā whakaaweawe me ngā tirohanga a te rōpū Kaunihera

Council group impacts and views

68.    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

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

70.    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

71.    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.

72.    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.

73.    Analysis provided of consultation feedback received on the proposed Annual Budget includes submissions made by mana whenua and the wider Māori community who have interests in the rohe / local board area.

74.    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.

75.    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 appropriately and accordingly as part of relevant reporting requirements.

Ngā ritenga ā-pūtea

Financial implications

76.    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.

77.    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

78.    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 for the Annual Budget 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

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

80.    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.

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

 

Ngā tāpirihanga

Attachments

There are no attachments for this report.     

Ngā kaihaina

Signatories

Author

Lucy Stallworthy - Local Board Engagement Advisor

Authoriser

Carol McKenzie-Rex - Local Area Manager Franklin Manurewa Papakura