Albert-Eden Local Board

 

OPEN MINUTES

 

 

 

Minutes of a meeting of the Albert-Eden Local Board held online via Microsoft Teams on Tuesday, 21 June 2022 at 2.04pm.  A written summary has been uploaded to the Auckland Council website.

 

present

 

Chairperson

Margi Watson

 

Deputy Chairperson

Kendyl Smith

 

Members

Lee Corrick

 

 

Graeme Easte

 

 

Rachel Langton

 

 

Julia Maskill

 

 

Will McKenzie

 

 

Christina Robertson

 

 

 

ALSO PRESENT

 

Local Councillors

Cathy Casey

 

 

Christine Fletcher

Entered at 3.57pm prior to Item 11.

 

 

 

 

IN ATTENDANCE

 

Chairperson, Puketāpapa Local Board

Julie Fairey

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Albert-Eden Local Board

21 June 2022

 

 

 

1          Welcome

 

The chairperson commenced the meeting with a Karakia Timatanga (Māori opening prayer) and acknowledged the upcoming Matariki time of the year and welcomed everyone in attendance.

 

 

2          Apologies

 

Resolution number AE/2022/92

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

That the Albert-Eden Local Board:

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

CARRIED

 

 

3          Declaration of Interest

 

There were no declarations of interest.

 

 

4          Confirmation of Minutes

 

Resolution number AE/2022/93

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

That the Albert-Eden Local Board:

a)       confirm the minutes of its ordinary meeting, held on Tuesday, 17 May 2022, as true and accurate.

CARRIED

 

 

5          Leave of Absence

 

There were no leaves of absence.

 

 

6          Acknowledgements

 

 

6.1

Acknowledgment - Waitītko – From Source to Sea film

 

Resolution number AE/2022/94

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

That the Albert-Eden Local Board:

a)      congratulate Carolyn Sylvester on the premiere of her outstanding film ‘Waitītko – From Source to Sea’ and note its focus on the urban stream Waitītko that runs from Mt Albert to the Waitematā, along with its people, its environment and its mauri.

 

CARRIED

 

6.2

Acknowledgement – Albert-Eden Youth Board’s 2022 Youth Art Showcase

 

Resolution number AE/2022/95

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

That the Albert-Eden Local Board:

a)        congratulate the Albert-Eden Youth Board on its successful and inspiring Youth Art Showcase held on 28 May 2022.

CARRIED

 

 

6.3

Acknowledgment – Eden Rugby Club Centennial

 

Resolution number AE/2022/96

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

That the Albert-Eden Local Board:

a)      congratulate Eden Rugby Club on its centennial and note that the club was established after a meeting called by Arthur Fellowes on 2 February 1922; that it has always been based in Sandringham and Gribblehirst Park has been its home ground since 1930; and note the club’s dominance in Auckland rugby and being regular holders of many titles including the Gallaher Shield; and wish the club well for the next 100 years.

CARRIED

 

 

7          Petitions

 

There were no petitions.

 

 

8          Deputations

 

8.1

Deputation - Suzanne Speer – Eden Epsom Residential Protection Society Incorporated

 

Robert Speer and Tony Randerson, President – Eden Epsom Residential Protection Society Incorporated, were in attendance to deliver a presentation to the local board, outlining the group’s advocacy for retaining the special character areas in the city and in particular in North Epsom.

 

Resolution number AE/2022/97

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

That the Albert-Eden Local Board:

a)      thank Robert Speer and Tony Randerson, President – Eden Epsom Residential Protection Society Incorporated, for their attendance and Deputation presentation.

CARRIED

 

 

 

 

 

9          Public Forum

 

9.1

Public Forum - Gordon Ragg - Patron of No. 3 (Auckland City) Squadron Air Training Corps

 

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

 

Gordon Ragg - Patron of No. 3 (Auckland City) Squadron Air Training Corps, and Amanda Burr – No.3 Auckland City Squadron ATC Parents Unit Support Committee, were in attendance online via Microsoft Team to deliver a Public Forum presentation regarding the squadron’s current lease situation at Carrington Unitec Precinct and to seek the local board’s assistance to identify possible new sites for the squadron to occupy.

 

Resolution number AE/2022/98

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

That the Albert-Eden Local Board:

a)      thank Gordon Ragg - Patron of No. 3 (Auckland City) Squadron Air Training Corps, and Amanda Burr – No.3 Auckland City Squadron ATC Parents Unit Support Committee, for their attendance via Microsoft Teams and Public Forum presentation.

CARRIED

 

Attachments

a     20220621 Albert-Eden Local Board, Item 9.1: Public Forum - Gordon Ragg - Patron of No. 3 (Auckland City) Squadron Air Training Corps - Presentation Notes

 

 

9.2

Public Forum - Tim Woolfield, BID Manager, Mt Eden Village Business Association

 

Tim Woolfield, BID Manager, Mt Eden Village Business Association, was in attendance online via Microsoft Teams to deliver a Public Forum presentation outlining the group’s view regarding the Auckland Transport Draft Parking Strategy.

 

Resolution number AE/2022/99

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

That the Albert-Eden Local Board:

a)      thank Tim Woolfield, BID Manager, Mt Eden Village Business Association, for his attendance via Microsoft Teams and Public Forum presentation.

CARRIED

 

 

9.3

Public Forum - Claire Baxter-Cardy - Manager, The Fringe District

 

Claire Baxter-Cardy - Manager, The Fringe District, was in attendance online via Microsoft Teams to deliver a Public Forum presentation and to speak on behalf of The Fringe District regarding parking in the local area and the Auckland Transport Draft Parking Strategy.

 

Resolution number AE/2022/100

MOVED by Deputy Chairperson K Smith, seconded by Member WM McKenzie:  

That the Albert-Eden Local Board:

a)      thank Claire Baxter-Cardy - Manager, The Fringe District, for her attendance via Microsoft Teams and Public Forum presentation.

CARRIED

 

 

9.4

Public Forum - Oscar Sims - Coalition for More Homes

 

Oscar Sims – Coalition for More Homes, was in attendance online via Microsoft Teams to deliver a Public Forum presentation regarding the National Policy Statement on Urban Development plan change and Medium Density Residential Standards and to advocate for ‘density done well’.

 

Resolution number AE/2022/101

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

That the Albert-Eden Local Board:

a)      thank Oscar Sims – Coalition for More Homes, for his attendance via Microsoft Teams and Public Forum presentation.

CARRIED

 

 

10        Extraordinary Business

 

There was no extraordinary business.

 

 

Note:   Councillor C Fletcher entered the meeting at 3.57pm prior to Item 11: Adoption of the Albert-Eden Local Board Agreement 2022/2023.

 

 

11

Adoption of the Albert-Eden Local Board Agreement 2022/2023

 

Emma Reed – Senior Local Board Advisor, Canela Ferrara – Local Board Advisor, and Hao Chen – Lead Financial Advisor, were in attendance online via Microsoft Teams to speak to the report.

 

Resolution number AE/2022/102

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

That the Albert-Eden Local Board:

a)      adopt the local content for the Annual Budget, which includes the Albert-Eden Local Board Agreement 2022/2023, the message from the chair, and local board advocacy (Attachment A).

b)      adopt a local fees and charges schedule for 2022/2023 (Attachment B).

c)      delegate authority to the Chair to make any final minor changes to the local content for the Annual Budget 2022/2023 (the Albert-Eden Local Board Agreement 2022/2023, message from the chair, and local board advocacy).

d)      note that the resolutions of this meeting will be reported back to the Governing Body when it meets to adopt the Annual Budget 2022/2023, including each Local Board Agreement, on 29 June 2022.

e)      thank Local Board Services Department staff for their assistance with the Local Board Agreement.

f)      thank Emma Reed – Senior Local Board Advisor, Canela Ferrara – Local Board Advisor, and Hao Chen – Lead Financial Advisor, for their attendance via Microsoft Teams.

CARRIED

 

 

Note:   The chairperson adjourned the meeting at 4.02pm following Item 11: Adoption of the Albert-Eden Local Board Agreement 2022/2023.

 

            The chairperson reconvened the meeting at 4.07pm.

 

 

12

Approval of the 2022/2023 Albert-Eden Local Board Customer and Community Services work programme

 

Jody Morley – Area Operations Manager, Rodney Klaassen – Work Programme Lead, and Detlev Jackson – Strategic Broker, were in attendance online via Microsoft Teams to speak to the report.

 

MOVED by Chairperson M Watson, seconded by Member G Easte: 

That the Albert-Eden Local Board:

a)       approve the 2022/2023 Customer and Community Services work programme and its associated budget (Attachment A to the agenda report), subject to the following changes:

i)      amend Activity ID 3516: Service outcome assessment of four community Park as follows:

ID

Activity Name

Activity description

Budget source

2022/2023

3516

Albert-Eden Network Play Gap Analysis: service assessment of high priority parks

 

Develop a service assessment for priorities identified in the Albert-Eden Network Play Gap Analysis 2021 to include a review of:

·         work currently underway

·         current uses

·         council plans and policies

·         local board plan priorities

·         relevant network assessments.

The completed assessment will provide direction on the future provision of park amenities including the provision of any play elements.

ABS: Operating Expenditure (Opex)

$0

 

ii)   amend Activity ID 17736 Locally-driven Initiatives (LDI) - minor upgrades - community facilities 2022/2023 LDI capital expenditure budget from $51,514 to $30,000.

iii)  bring forward School Reserve - implement - concept plan improvements and allocate $21,514 Locally-driven Initiative (LDI) capital expenditure budget in 2022/2023 and look to allocate LDI capital expenditure funding in 2023/2024 dependent on the outcome of the concept plan.

b)     request staff undertake a review of ID 28685 Fowlds Park - remove/install - softball fence, in consultation with Fowlds Park stakeholders noting that any potential reallocation could fund the Fowlds Park Ecological Restoration Plan, and report back to the local board with the findings of the review prior to when the fence would be scheduled to be taken down in April 2023 for the winter season.

c)     express significant concern at the change in treatment of allocated but unspent Locally-driven Initiatives (LDI) capital expenditure work programme lines in 2021/2022, where funds can no longer be carried forward, but must be spread across future years and within future LDI capital expenditure budgets and that one of the local board’s key projects was unable to be delivered this year due to supply chain impacts on project costs and request this change is not implemented for projects impacted in 2021/2022 given the lack of notification to the local board and external factors impacting the local board’s project delivery.

d)     approve in principle the 2023/2024 Customer and Community Services work programme (Attachment A to the agenda report), noting that the Locally-driven Initiatives (LDI) operating expenditure (opex) allocations will be balanced to budgets in the associated future years’ work programme.

e)     approve in principle the 2024/2025 Customer and Community Services - Community Facilities only work programme (Attachment A to the agenda report), noting that the Locally-driven Initiatives (LDI) operating expenditure (opex) allocations will be balanced to budgets in the associated future years’ work programme.

f)      approve the Risk Adjusted Programme projects identified in the 2022/2023 Customer and Community Services work programme (Attachment A to the agenda report).

g)     note that funding for the Coastal Renewals, Landslide Prevention, Local Parks and Sports Field Development budgets is subject to approval by the Parks, Arts, Community and Events Committee.

h)     request that Growth funding be reinstated for sportsfield developments and the Motu Manawa boardwalk, as they were removed from the regional funding programme in previous years.

i)      note that there may be minor changes to year one of the 2022/2023 Local Board Customer and Community Services Work Programme, and other changes in years 2 and 3 which are approved in principle, due to Annual Budget decisions affecting capital budgets and that changes required will be discussed with and reported to the local board early in the new financial year.

j)      request Activity ID 37032 State Highway 16 - mitigation funding – Albert-Eden, funding remain in 2022/2023 and 2023/2024 as currently programmed.

k)     thank Jody Morley – Area Operations Manager, Rodney Klaassen – Work Programme Lead, and Detlev Jackson – Strategic Broker, for their attendance via Microsoft Teams.

 

 

An amendment by way of substitution was moved by Member R Langton, seconded by Deputy Chairperson K Smith.

a)      approve the 2022/2023, and approve in principle the 2023/2024, and 2024/2025, Customer and Community Services work programme and its associated budget subject to the following changes:

i)        amend by substitution activity 3516, 31127 and 3524:

 

Activity ID

Name

Activity description

Budget source

2022/2023

2023/2024

2024/2025

OPEX

3516

(as in agenda for draft work programme)

 

 

 

 

 

 

3524

AE: Ewington Reserve Skate Plan

Develop a plan for Ewington Reserve to provide skate provision for the local community.

LDI: Opex

 

$30,000

 

CAPEX

31127

Windmill Park Concept Plan and implementation

 

To deliver and implement a concept plan based on the Parks, Sports and Recreation: Windmill Reserve Assessment of Parks Service Outcomes Study.

LDI: Capex

$48,000

$113,507

 

$600,000

 

ii)       amend Activity ID 17736 Locally-driven Initiatives (LDI) - minor upgrades - community facilities 2022/2023 LDI capital expenditure budget from $51,514 to $30,000.

iii)     bring forward School Reserve - implement - concept plan improvements and allocate $21,514 Locally-driven Initiative (LDI) capital expenditure budget in 2022/2023 and look to allocate LDI capital expenditure funding in 2023/2024 dependent on the outcome of the concept plan.

b)       express significant concern at the change in treatment of allocated but unspent Locally-driven Initiatives (LDI) capital expenditure work programme lines in 2021/2022, where funds can no longer be carried forward, but must be spread across future years and within future LDI capital expenditure budgets and that one of the local board’s key projects was unable to be delivered this year due to supply chain impacts on project costs and request this change is not implemented for projects impacted in 2021/2022 given the lack of notification to the local board and external factors impacting the local board’s project delivery.

A division was called for, voting on which was as follows:

For

Member L Corrick

Member R Langton

Member WM McKenzie

Deputy Chairperson K Smith

Against

Member G Easte

Member J Maskill

Member C Robertson

Chairperson M Watson

Abstained

 

The vote was EQUAL.

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

 

 

The chairperson put the substantive motion.

 

The motion was taken in parts.

 

Resolution number AE/2022/103

MOVED by Chairperson M Watson, seconded by Member G Easte:  

That the Albert-Eden Local Board:

a)     approve the 2022/2023 Customer and Community Services work programme and its associated budget (Attachment A to the agenda report), subject to the following changes:

i)      amend Activity ID 3516: Service outcome assessment of four community Park as follows:

ID

Activity Name

Activity description

Budget source

2022/2023

3516

Albert-Eden Network Play Gap Analysis: service assessment of high priority parks

 

Develop a service assessment for priorities identified in the Albert-Eden Network Play Gap Analysis 2021 to include a review of:

·         work currently underway

·         current uses

·         council plans and policies

·         local board plan priorities

·         relevant network assessments.

The completed assessment will provide direction on the future provision of park amenities including the provision of any play elements.

ABS: Operating Expenditure (Opex)

$0

 

ii)       amend Activity ID 17736 Locally-driven Initiatives (LDI) - minor upgrades - community facilities 2022/2023 LDI capital expenditure budget from $51,514 to $30,000.

iii)      bring forward School Reserve - implement - concept plan improvements and allocate $21,514 Locally-driven Initiative (LDI) capital expenditure budget in 2022/2023 and look to allocate LDI capital expenditure funding in 2023/2024 dependent on the outcome of the concept plan.

c)         express significant concern at the change in treatment of allocated but unspent Locally-driven Initiatives (LDI) capital expenditure work programme lines in 2021/2022, where funds can no longer be carried forward, but must be spread across future years and within future LDI capital expenditure budgets and that one of the local board’s key projects was unable to be delivered this year due to supply chain impacts on project costs and request this change is not implemented for projects impacted in 2021/2022 given the lack of notification to the local board and external factors impacting the local board’s project delivery.

d)        approve in principle the 2023/2024 Customer and Community Services work programme (Attachment A to the agenda report), noting that the Locally-driven Initiatives (LDI) operating expenditure (opex) allocations will be balanced to budgets in the associated future years’ work programme.

e)         approve in principle the 2024/2025 Customer and Community Services - Community Facilities only work programme (Attachment A to the agenda report), noting that the Locally-driven Initiatives (LDI) operating expenditure (opex) allocations will be balanced to budgets in the associated future years’ work programme.

f)          approve the Risk Adjusted Programme projects identified in the 2022/2023 Customer and Community Services work programme (Attachment A to the agenda report).

g)        note that funding for the Coastal Renewals, Landslide Prevention, Local Parks and Sports Field Development budgets is subject to approval by the Parks, Arts, Community and Events Committee.

h)        request that Growth funding be reinstated for sportsfield developments and the Motu Manawa boardwalk, as they were removed from the regional funding programme in previous years.

i)          note that there may be minor changes to year one of the 2022/2023 Local Board Customer and Community Services Work Programme, and other changes in years 2 and 3 which are approved in principle, due to Annual Budget decisions affecting capital budgets and that changes required will be discussed with and reported to the local board early in the new financial year.

j)          request Activity ID 37032 State Highway 16 - mitigation funding – Albert-Eden, funding remain in 2022/2023 and 2023/2024 as currently programmed.

k)         thank Jody Morley – Area Operations Manager, Rodney Klaassen – Work Programme Lead, and Detlev Jackson – Strategic Broker, for their attendance via Microsoft Teams.

CARRIED

 

Resolution number AE/2022/104

MOVED by Chairperson M Watson, seconded by Member G Easte:  

That the Albert-Eden Local Board:

b)        request staff undertake a review of ID 28685 Fowlds Park - remove/install - softball fence, in consultation with Fowlds Park stakeholders noting that any potential reallocation could fund the Fowlds Park Ecological Restoration Plan, and report back to the local board with the findings of the review prior to when the fence would be scheduled to be taken down in April 2023 for the winter season.

A division was called for, voting on which was as follows:

For

Member G Easte

Member J Maskill

Member C Robertson

Chairperson M Watson

Against

Member L Corrick

Member R Langton

Member WM McKenzie

Deputy Chairperson K Smith

Abstained

 

The vote was declared EQUAL.

The chairperson exercised her casting vote for so the motion was Carried.

CARRIED

 

 

13

Approval of the Albert-Eden Local Board Plans and Places work programme 2022/2023

 

Fiona Sprott - Team Leader – Planning, was in attendance online via Microsoft Teams to speak to the report.

 

Resolution number AE/2022/105

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

That the Albert-Eden Local Board:

a)      approve the Albert-Eden Local Board Plans and Places work programme 2022/2023 (Attachment A).

b)      thank Fiona Sprott - Team Leader – Planning, for her attendance via Microsoft Teams.

CARRIED

 

 

14

Approval of the 2022/2023 Albert-Eden Local Board Infrastructure and Environmental Services Work Programme

 

Prasanthi Cottingham – Senior Advisor, Infrastructure and Environmental Services, was in attendance online via Microsoft Teams to speak to the report.

 

Resolution number AE/2022/106

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

That the Albert-Eden Local Board:

a)      approve its 2022/2023 Infrastructure and Environmental Services work programme and associated budgets, as summarised in the table below (Attachment A to the agenda report):

Activity name

2021/2022 budget for approval

Bike Hub

$10,000

Climate Action Programme

$40,000

EcoNeighbourhoods

$55,000

Maungakiekie Songbird

$10,000

Te Auaunga / Oakley Creek pest plant control buffer programme

$20,000

Urban Ark Strategic Plan implementation

$40,000

Waitītiko / Meola Creek Restoration

$18,000

Total

$193,000

b)      approve in principle the 2023/2024 Infrastructure and Environmental Services work programmes (Attachment A to the agenda report).

c)      note that the indicative programmes and budgets for 2023/2024 are subject to change and will be confirmed on an annual basis through the approval of the respective work programmes.

d)      thank Prasanthi Cottingham – Senior Advisor, Infrastructure and Environmental Services, for her attendance via Microsoft Teams.

CARRIED

 

 

Note:   Item 20: Local board feedback on the council’s preliminary response to the National Policy Statement on Urban Development 2020 and the Resource Management (Enabling Housing Supply and Other Matters) Amendment Act 2021; and Item 21: Local board feedback on proposed supporting plan changes to accompany the Medium Density Residential Standards and National Policy Statement on Urban Development plan change, were taken prior to Item 15: 2022/2023 Joint Council-controlled Organisation Local Board Engagement Plans and 2021/2022 Quarter 3 Update.

 

 

20

Local board feedback on the council’s preliminary response to the National Policy Statement on Urban Development 2020 and the Resource Management (Enabling Housing Supply and Other Matters) Amendment Act 2021

 

Bruce Young - Senior Policy Planner, Noel Reardon - Manager Heritage, Rebecca Freeman - Senior Specialist Historic Heritage, Megan Patrick - Team Leader Heritage Policy, Fiona Sprott – Team Leader, Planning, Ruth Andrews – Senior Policy Planner, and Teuila Young – Policy Planner, were in attendance online via Microsoft Teams to speak to the report.

 

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

That the Albert-Eden Local Board:

a)      note the council’s preliminary response to the National Policy Statement on Urban Development 2020 and the Resource Management (Enabling Housing Supply and Other Matters) Amendment Act 2021.

b)      note the feedback received from Aucklanders on the council’s preliminary response during the three-week public consultation in April and May 2022.

c)      provide the following general comments:

         i)       note the following excerpts from Albert-Eden Local Board Plan 2020:

                  I)     Infrastructure, planning and development: … advocate for urban growth and regeneration that supports Auckland’s climate goals.

                  II)    Our heritage is broad and includes historic heritage, special character and amenity.

                  III)   We will… advocate for protection of relevant sites through heritage provision through town planning and development activity.

                  IV)   We aim for resilient, connected and empowered communities.

                  V)    We note the challenges related to the high cost of housing, low quality homes, the high number of renters and increasing homelessness means people don’t feel safe with stable places to live and our community is more transient than it used to be.

         ii)      note there is a significant area of Albert-Eden affected by the possible location of Auckland Light Rail stations, that a future plan change process will be required once those station locations are confirmed and that this area overlaps with proposed special character areas or high quality

         iii)     note there were 925 submissions through the Auckland Council engagement process from Albert-Eden and 113 through the Kantar survey.

d)      provide feedback outlined in points d) – o) on Auckland Council’s preliminary response to the National Policy Statement on Urban Development 2020 and the Resource Management (Enabling Housing Supply and Other Matters) Amendment Act 2021.

e)      support the proposed walkable catchment of 1200 metres from the edge of the city centre.

f)       support the proposed walkable catchment of 800 metres from the edge of metropolitan centres.

g)      support the proposed walkable catchment of 800 metres around rapid transit stops.

h)      request that in addition providing the walkable catchment zones that Auckland Council and Auckland Transport also invest in making the areas more walkable, including; improving footpaths, increasing shade by planting street trees, improving and increasing pedestrian crossing points, installing drinking fountains, providing incentives to provide through-site links to allow for greater permeability and short-cuts.

i)        support the proposal to apply the Terrace Housing and Apartment Buildings Zone to residential areas up to around 400 metres from large town centres with high accessibility.

j)        support the proposal to apply the Terrace Housing and Apartment Buildings Zone to residential areas up to around 200 metres from small town centres or large local centres with high accessibility.

k)      support the proposal to include special character areas of high quality as a qualifying matter but retain reservations about the effect of including a large proportion of the land around rapid transit stations and town centres in Albert-Eden as Special Character Areas (SCAs), as this severely limits the potential for new dwellings with implications for emissions reductions and Auckland becoming a compact city.

l)        acknowledge the staff's identification and assessment of residential special character in accordance with the proposed definition.

m)     acknowledge the staff's identification and assessment of business special character in accordance with the proposed definition.

n)      support significant infrastructure constraints should be a qualifying matter with specific inclusion of sites with stormwater disposal issues as identified by staff in Mt Eden, Epsom and Balmoral.

o)      support the Regional Significant Viewshafts and Height Sensitive Areas Overlay being a qualifying matter, to provide continued protection of viewshafts to maunga.

p)      request Auckland Council provide information on the precinct areas under investigation and seek local board feedback prior to notification of any plan changes with provisions affecting those areas, noting the following are in the Albert-Eden area:

         i)      University of Auckland Campus, Epsom

         ii)     Wairaka Precinct (Unitec), Mt Albert

         iii)    Auckland Institute of Studies, Mt Albert

         iv)    St Lukes Mall, Mt Albert.

q)      support public notification of the plan change in August 2022.

r)       request that the Chair, or their delegate, present the local board’s views to the Planning Committee.

s)       thank Bruce Young - Senior Policy Planner, Noel Reardon - Manager Heritage, Rebecca Freeman - Senior Specialist Historic Heritage, Megan Patrick - Team Leader Heritage Policy, Fiona Sprott – Team Leader, Planning, Ruth Andrews – Senior Policy Planner, and Teuila Young – Policy Planner, for their attendance via Microsoft Teams.

 

 

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

a)      note the council’s preliminary response to the National Policy Statement on Urban Development 2020 and the Resource Management (Enabling Housing Supply and Other Matters) Amendment Act 2021.

b)       note the feedback received from Aucklanders on the council’s preliminary consultation including that 50 per cent of the residents from Albert-Eden support the retention of more special character areas as a qualifying matter than identified in Council’s preliminary response.

c)       does not support the proposal to include special character areas of high quality as a qualifying matter.

d)       supports including all existing special character areas.

e)       supports the proposal to include areas in urban Auckland with long-term significant infrastructure constraints as a qualifying matter.

f)        support’s Council’s proposed additional qualifying matters.

g)       suggest that Council include the additional qualifying matter of areas not having and not being able to have in the medium term, due to financial and/or construction constraints, sufficient infrastructure to accommodate the number of houses that would result from the MDRS zone.

h)       note that the Auckland Unitary Plan enables the construction of 900,000 homes in suitable locations which is more than sufficient for Auckland’s medium-term growth.

i)        note the Albert-Eden Local Board’s support for Special Character Areas in the Unitary Plan process and outcome two of six of the Albert-Eden Local Plan 2020 “Neighbourhoods that reflect & value our heritage & unique identity now and into the future. Our neighbourhoods are changing. It is more important than ever to embrace our rich heritage and celebrate our iconic natural features and suburbs. Understanding our past and having a strong sense of identity will support us to move into the future and embrace the opportunities change brings”.

j)        express concern at the intrusion of central government into the local government matter of residential zoning.

A division was called for, voting on which was as follows:

For

Member L Corrick

Member R Langton

Member WM McKenzie

Deputy Chairperson K Smith

Against

Member G Easte

Member J Maskill

Member C Robertson

Chairperson M Watson

Abstained

 

The vote was declared EQUAL.

The chairperson exercised her casting vote against so the amendment was Lost.

 

 

The chairperson put the substantive motion.

 

 

Resolution number AE/2022/107

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

That the Albert-Eden Local Board:

a)      note the council’s preliminary response to the National Policy Statement on Urban Development 2020 and the Resource Management (Enabling Housing Supply and Other Matters) Amendment Act 2021.

b)      note the feedback received from Aucklanders on the council’s preliminary response during the three-week public consultation in April and May 2022.

c)      provide the following general comments:

         i)       note the following excerpts from Albert-Eden Local Board Plan 2020:

                  I)     Infrastructure, planning and development: … advocate for urban growth and regeneration that supports Auckland’s climate goals.

                  II)    Our heritage is broad and includes historic heritage, special character and amenity.

                  III)   We will… advocate for protection of relevant sites through heritage provision through town planning and development activity.

                  IV)   We aim for resilient, connected and empowered communities.

                  V)    We note the challenges related to the high cost of housing, low quality homes, the high number of renters and increasing homelessness means people don’t feel safe with stable places to live and our community is more transient than it used to be.

         ii)      note there is a significant area of Albert-Eden affected by the possible location of Auckland Light Rail stations, that a future plan change process will be required once those station locations are confirmed and that this area overlaps with proposed special character areas or high quality

         iii)     note there were 925 submissions through the Auckland Council engagement process from Albert-Eden and 113 through the Kantar survey.

d)      provide feedback outlined in points d) – o) on Auckland Council’s preliminary response to the National Policy Statement on Urban Development 2020 and the Resource Management (Enabling Housing Supply and Other Matters) Amendment Act 2021.

e)      support the proposed walkable catchment of 1200 metres from the edge of the city centre.

f)       support the proposed walkable catchment of 800 metres from the edge of metropolitan centres.

g)      support the proposed walkable catchment of 800 metres around rapid transit stops.

h)      request that in addition providing the walkable catchment zones that Auckland Council and Auckland Transport also invest in making the areas more walkable, including; improving footpaths, increasing shade by planting street trees, improving and increasing pedestrian crossing points, installing drinking fountains, providing incentives to provide through-site links to allow for greater permeability and short-cuts.

i)       support the proposal to apply the Terrace Housing and Apartment Buildings Zone to residential areas up to around 400 metres from large town centres with high accessibility.

j)       support the proposal to apply the Terrace Housing and Apartment Buildings Zone to residential areas up to around 200 metres from small town centres or large local centres with high accessibility.

k)      support the proposal to include special character areas of high quality as a qualifying matter but retain reservations about the effect of including a large proportion of the land around rapid transit stations and town centres in Albert-Eden as Special Character Areas (SCAs), as this severely limits the potential for new dwellings with implications for emissions reductions and Auckland becoming a compact city.

l)       acknowledge the staff's identification and assessment of residential special character in accordance with the proposed definition.

m)     acknowledge the staff's identification and assessment of business special character in accordance with the proposed definition.

n)      support significant infrastructure constraints should be a qualifying matter with specific inclusion of sites with stormwater disposal issues as identified by staff in Mt Eden, Epsom and Balmoral.

o)      support the Regional Significant Viewshafts and Height Sensitive Areas Overlay being a qualifying matter, to provide continued protection of viewshafts to maunga.

p)      request Auckland Council provide information on the precinct areas under investigation and seek local board feedback prior to notification of any plan changes with provisions affecting those areas, noting the following are in the Albert-Eden area:

         i)      University of Auckland Campus, Epsom

         ii)     Wairaka Precinct (Unitec), Mt Albert

         iii)    Auckland Institute of Studies, Mt Albert

         iv)    St Lukes Mall, Mt Albert.

q)      support public notification of the plan change in August 2022 and encourage Aucklanders to have their say on the proposed plan change and use creative consultation processes in addition to standard processes.

r)       request that the Chair, or their delegate, present the local board’s views to the Planning Committee.

s)       thank Bruce Young - Senior Policy Planner, Noel Reardon - Manager Heritage, Rebecca Freeman - Senior Specialist Historic Heritage, Megan Patrick - Team Leader Heritage Policy, Fiona Sprott – Team Leader, Planning, Ruth Andrews – Senior Policy Planner, and Teuila Young – Policy Planner, for their attendance via Microsoft Teams.

A division was called for, voting on which was as follows:

For

Member G Easte

Member J Maskill

Member C Robertson

Chairperson M Watson

Against

Member L Corrick

Member R Langton

Member WM McKenzie

Deputy Chairperson K Smith

Abstained

 

The vote was declared EQUAL.

The chairperson exercised her casting vote for so the motion was Carried.

CARRIED

 

 

21

Local board feedback on proposed supporting plan changes to accompany the Medium Density Residential Standards and National Policy Statement on Urban Development plan change

 

Bruce Young - Senior Policy Planner, Noel Reardon - Manager Heritage, Rebecca Freeman - Senior Specialist Historic Heritage, Megan Patrick - Team Leader Heritage Policy, Fiona Sprott – Team Leader, Planning, Ruth Andrews – Senior Policy Planner, and Teuila Young – Policy Planner, were in attendance online via Microsoft Teams to speak to the report.

 

Resolution number AE/2022/108

MOVED by Chairperson M Watson, seconded by Member G Easte:  

That the Albert-Eden Local Board:

a)         note the content outlined in the agenda report relating to the development of draft plan changes and variations to the Auckland Unitary Plan to be considered for notification at the August 2022 Planning Committee meeting together with the Intensification Planning Instrument on medium density residential standards and implementing Policies 3 and 4 of the National Policy Statement on Urban Development 2020.

b)        provide the following feedback in points c) – g) as the local board’s response to the matters discussed in this report.

c)         strongly support developing transport provisions to:

i)          provide safe and convenient pedestrian access to dwellings that have no vehicle access, particularly for emergency services, people with prams and young children, people with wheelchairs, people with bulky goods and different users passing each other

ii)         require lighting, ramps, and safe gradients for pedestrian access when a development comprises for 4 or more dwellings

iii)       increase the minimum width of accessways to rear dwellings to 1.8m, if that is the only private pedestrian accessway

iv)       require effective footpath separation from all trafficable areas

v)         require provision of a reasonable level of accessible parking in developments ≥ 10 dwellings so that people with disability and mobility challenges can participate in everyday life noting that Auckland has an ageing population and 15 per cent of the population have a disability

vi)       ensure the loading/unloading of goods and waste management can occur in a manner that does not compromise the safe and efficient functioning of the road network including footpaths and accessways and that all developments on arterial roads must provide for off street loading/unloading/waste collection

vii)      include a new rule requiring the inclusion of electric vehicle (EV) charging points in both covered and uncovered carparks and 50 per cent of all visitor carpark spaces

viii)     cater for emerging changes in transport, including greater use of e-bikes, micro-mobility devices and electric vehicles

ix)       update guidance on bike parking, access, charging and secure storage for developments where no secure garaging is provided, in line with the Auckland Transport’s Design Manual or better.

d)        support the proposal to include additional notable trees to Schedule 10 and:

i)          request a list of proposed notable trees within the Albert-Eden Local Board area be provided to the local board

ii)         request that when prioritising trees for assessment for possible inclusion into the plan change, the risk of possible removal due to potential land parcel development be included as a factor alongside quality of tree when choosing which trees to assess

iii)       request Auckland Council advocate to central government for the restoration of the power for local government to create general protection for urban trees.

e)         support the proposal:

i)          to add Hartsholme, 8 Allendale Road, Mount Albert to Schedule 14 Historic Heritage Schedule, Statements and Maps

ii)         to remove buildings from Schedule 14 Historic Heritage Schedule, Statements and Maps which no longer exist.

f)          support the variations to incomplete plan changes, noting that these impacts areas outside the Albert-Eden Local Board.

g)        request that the Chair, or their delegate present the local board’s views to the Planning Committee.

h)        thank Bruce Young - Senior Policy Planner, Noel Reardon - Manager Heritage, Rebecca Freeman - Senior Specialist Historic Heritage, Megan Patrick - Team Leader Heritage Policy, Fiona Sprott – Team Leader, Planning, Ruth Andrews – Senior Policy Planner, and Teuila Young – Policy Planner, for their attendance via Microsoft Teams.

CARRIED

 

 

15

2022/2023 Joint Council-controlled Organisation Local Board Engagement Plans and 2021/2022 Quarter 3 Update

 

Resolution number AE/2022/109

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

That the Albert-Eden Local Board:

a)      adopt the Joint Council-controlled Organisation Local Board Engagement Plan 2022/2023 as agreed between the local board and Auckland Council’s substantive Council-Controlled Organisations: Auckland Transport, Eke Panuku Development Auckland, Tātaki Auckland Unlimited and Watercare.

b)      note that the attachments to the Joint Council-controlled Organisation Local Board Engagement Plan 2022/2023 will be updated as needed, with changes reported to the local board each quarter.

c)      authorise the chair of the local board to sign this agreement on behalf of the local board, alongside representatives from the four Council-controlled Organisations.

CARRIED

 

 

16

Community Facilities Network Plan revised Action Plan (2022)

 

Resolution number AE/2022/110

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

That the Albert-Eden Local Board:

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

b)        provide the following feedback on the revised Community Facilities Network Plan - Revised Draft Action Plan 2022.

c)         acknowledge that the recommended action 128 (Mt Albert Aquatic Centre Develop an indicative business case for investment in aquatic provision) will only meet the demand for a short five-year period from 2029-2033 and that the demand over the next 30 years is fully conditional on the new Whau Pool opening in 2029; given this critical interdependence for provision of aquatic services, the delay on the Whau pool delivery is unacceptable.

d)        support the continued priority action area:

i)          action 157: Develop an understanding of long-term (30 years) community service provision requirements for the Mount Eden and Karangahape City Rail Link (CRL) Investment Priority Areas (Long-term Plan (LTP) 2021-2031).

e)         support the following area-based network priority action and request to include Ōwairaka as a Priority Area as there is a need for ‘multi-use facilities accessible to the wider community’:

i)          action 154: Develop an understanding of long-term (30 years) community service provision requirements for the Auckland Housing Programme Investment Priority Areas of Mt Roskill, Oranga, Māngere, Northcote and Tāmaki (Long-term Plan (LTP) 2021-2031).

f)          request the following area-based actions become programmed network priorities:

i)          action 26: Investigate opportunities to develop a new library in Mt Albert and realise value from the existing site, taking account of other Mt Albert community facility provision

ii)         action 27: Investigate options to improve Sandringham Community Centre to address fit for purpose issues and future population growth

iii)       action 28: Investigate options to improve Pt Chevalier Community Centre to address fit for purpose issues and future population growth

iv)       action 29: Conduct an art and culture needs assessment in the Albert-Eden area

v)         action 150: Monitor and investigate collaboration on third-party development and growth within Point Chevalier to identify opportunities for improved community service/art and culture provision.

g)        support the following Strategic improvements network actions:

i)        action 8: Investigate the development of community facility design models which can reduce the capital and operational costs of community facilities whilst maintaining quality

ii)       action 162: Investigate how to approach local and regional planning for community services taking into account delegated decision-making.

h)        note that action #28 previously listed is linked to the Carrington Development at the ex-Unitec site, which is speeding up growth in Mt Albert area.

i)          note that action #27 previously listed is linked to the Auckland Light Rail route and the Area plan for parts of Puketāpapa and Albert-Eden Local Boards and acknowledge this as a priority action.

j)          request to include four new items as per below:

i)          Investigate need for community facilities in Waterview due to population growth as per the Waterview Precinct Plan

ii)         Review of indoor sports facilities, including at Pascoe’s Quarry, given loss of indoor sports facility at Unitec/Carrington and expected loss of indoor sports facility at the University of Auckland Epsom campus

iii)       Investigate upgrading Epsom Community Centre to a fit for purpose community hub in the light of planned population increase in the area including from development of the University of Auckland Epsom campus

iv)       Investigate the need for community facilities in Greenlane, which is identified for population growth in the Auckland Plan and Auckland Unitary Plan.

k)         note Key Issue 4 in the Long-term Plan 2021-2031 that sets a direction for community services to be delivered differently and with less reliance on delivery through council facilities.

l)          in conjunction with action 164 (understanding community services currently provided by council and third parties), request additional actions and information in the Action Plan that outline how Key Issue 4 of the Long-term Plan 2021-2031 will be implemented and facility-based services transitioned over the next few years with a focus on providing sufficient notice and support to manage the impact on customers.

m)       note the decision of the Governing Body to allocate increased local board decision-making over local community services (GB/2021/137) and the need for high quality information, analysis and advice for local boards to consider appropriate service levels for their communities in the future.

n)        notes action 162 in the Action Plan which currently states “investigate how to approach local and regional planning for community services taking into account delegated decision making” is not currently programmed.

o)        request wording in action 162 be amended to “allocated” decision-making rather than “delegated” decision making, the description further clarified to ensure the focus is on providing information and advice to local boards on community service needs and priorities in local areas, and request this action be prioritised so the information is available in time for Local Board Plan development in 2023.

p)        request the Community Facilities Network Plan which sets the strategic direction for the Action Plan be reviewed from a first principles basis to incorporate significant strategic shifts in council policy and planning since 2015 in areas such as shared governance, Māori outcomes, climate action, and improving equity of access, and funding of, community services.

CARRIED

 

 

17

Local board feedback on Auckland Transport's Draft Parking Strategy (2022)

 

MOVED by Chairperson M Watson, seconded by Member G Easte: 

That the Albert-Eden Local Board:

a)         provide the following feedback on the draft Auckland Transport Parking Strategy in points b) – o).

b)         note that an efficient parking system supports sustainable growth patterns, an efficient transport system, encourages fewer car trips, facilitates the efficient delivery of goods, and improves access to services for those that do need to use a car and this is the basis for the Parking Strategy.

c)         note that Albert-Eden Local Board Plan 2020 states:

i)          We aim to create balanced streets which work well for all users by providing better public transport and active modes choices. This is challenging when there is a limited amount of space in the road corridor to share. We currently have a high dependency on cars which degrades our environment, liveability and adds to congestion. Our goal is to reduce overall car usage, improving the travel experience for those who rely on driving for work and personal use

ii)         Enabling people to get around by bus, train, foot, bike or scooter fosters sustainable, low carbon transport alternatives and offers the greatest potential to reduce personal carbon emissions. These choices also reduce air pollution, improve health and well-being and contribute to a safer transport system with fewer deaths and injuries on our roads

iii)        Parking is an integral part of the transport network and lack of parking is a particular problem around town centres and in many residential streets.

d)         support the tiered approach to parking management based on the land use and transport characteristics of an area, and that Auckland Transport will work with communities to develop and implement parking management plans for Tiers 3 and 2 areas over the next 10 years.

e)         request clarity in the document that ‘readiness for change’ relates to land use and transport characteristics of an area, not individuals’ behavioural preferences. 

f)          support that parking on the Strategic Transport Network will be removed if required for the safe and efficient operation of the strategic transport network, unless there are exceptional circumstances that are considered to outweigh the benefits of removal.

g)         request that the following types of parking be prioritised and implemented alongside prioritisation of public transport, to enable the most efficient use of space including sharing across times of the day:

i)         mobility parking

ii)        loading zones

iii)       short term parking

iv)       off-peak on-street parking in bus clearways, with consistent timings across the network.

h)         request an additional policy be added related to parking in town centres, which reflects the following points:

i)         placemaking, economic and social benefits derive from town centres

ii)        parking in town centres provides access to local businesses

iii)       parking provision in town centres should be assessed on a case-by-case basis and the need for that area, including availability of off-street and side street parking and public transport options

iv)       time management and pricing should both be considered as parking management tools

v)        requests research is undertaken on customers mode of transport and distance travelled to assist with understanding the impact of car parking and public transport on business patronage

vi)       requests modelling is undertaken on how VKT is affected by changes in how people move to, and through, town centres by all modes.

i)          support the draft parking policies related to provision and approach:

i)       parking planning

ii)      parking design and delivery

iii)     public engagement on parking

iv)     parking operation

v)      parking revenue reinvestment.

j)          support the draft parking policies related to on-street and off-street parking management:

i)          on-street parking management, subject to the retention of off-peak on-street parking where possible for Tier 2 areas

ii)         parking management on the Strategic Transport Network

iii)        off-street parking management

iv)        park and ride management

v)         kerb zone space allocation

vi)        parking diversity.

k)         support the draft parking policies related to specific vehicle classes:

i)          cycle and micro-mobility parking

ii)         motorcycle and moped parking

iii)        electric vehicle parking

iv)        rideshare and car share parking

v)         bus/coach parking

vi)        loading zones

vii)       no parking areas

viii)      accessibility/mobility parking.

l)          support the draft parking policies related to specific situations:

i)          temporary changes         

ii)         parking around schools

iii)        event parking

iv)        council community facilities parking

v)         residential parking zones and residential parking permits

vi)        permits, coupons and concessions.

m)       note that there were 99 submissions from the Albert-Eden area, and 943 across the Auckland region.

n)         request a programme of incentives to support mode shift be developed and rolled out as a partnership programme to support the implementation of the parking strategy.

o)         note the underlying principle of having a high-quality transport network to complement efficient parking management and provision. 

p)         request that the Chair, or their delegate present the local board’s views at Planning Committee.

 

 

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

a)      does not support the draft Auckland Transport Draft Parking Strategy and requests that the draft Auckland Transport Draft Parking Strategy is redrafted for further consultation.

b)       support some of the elements of the draft Auckland Transport Draft Parking Strategy including the setting of time limits and any parking charges to achieve around 85 per cent parking occupancy and improved provision for improved loading zones and mobility parking

c)       does not support the anti-vehicle theme of the draft Auckland Transport Draft Parking Strategy illustrated by statements such as “Vehicle parking is the lowest priority use of kerbside space on the Strategic Transport Network” and that kerbside stopping and parking will be removed from STN roads “except possibly in exceptional circumstances”.

d)       does not support a number of elements of the draft Auckland Transport Draft Parking Strategy including reference to Aucklander’s “readiness to change”, that there will be proposals to change the use of legal roads which have “little room for change” prior to implementation and that elements of the draft Auckland Transport Draft Parking Strategy will allow AT to “manage (the) expectations” of the public.

e)       note that it is not factored into the draft Auckland Transport Draft Parking Strategy that the movement of people and goods by two and four wheeled vehicles along roads in thriving and successful areas necessarily involves the loading and unloading of people and goods at the kerbsides of those roads.

A division was called for, voting on which was as follows:

For

Member L Corrick

Member R Langton

Member WM McKenzie

Deputy Chairperson K Smith

Against

Member G Easte

Member J Maskill

Member C Robertson

Chairperson M Watson

Abstained

 

The vote was declared EQUAL.

The chairperson exercised her casting vote against so the amendment was Lost.

 

 

The chairperson put the substantive motion.

 

Resolution number AE/2022/111

MOVED by Chairperson M Watson, seconded by Member G Easte:  

That the Albert-Eden Local Board:

a)         provide the following feedback on the draft Auckland Transport Parking Strategy in points b) – o).

b)        note that an efficient parking system supports sustainable growth patterns, an efficient transport system, encourages fewer car trips, facilitates the efficient delivery of goods, and improves access to services for those that do need to use a car and this is the basis for the Parking Strategy.

c)         note that Albert-Eden Local Board Plan 2020 states:

i)          We aim to create balanced streets which work well for all users by providing better public transport and active modes choices. This is challenging when there is a limited amount of space in the road corridor to share. We currently have a high dependency on cars which degrades our environment, liveability and adds to congestion. Our goal is to reduce overall car usage, improving the travel experience for those who rely on driving for work and personal use

ii)         Enabling people to get around by bus, train, foot, bike or scooter fosters sustainable, low carbon transport alternatives and offers the greatest potential to reduce personal carbon emissions. These choices also reduce air pollution, improve health and well-being and contribute to a safer transport system with fewer deaths and injuries on our roads

iii)       Parking is an integral part of the transport network and lack of parking is a particular problem around town centres and in many residential streets.

d)        support the tiered approach to parking management based on the land use and transport characteristics of an area, and that Auckland Transport will work with communities to develop and implement parking management plans for Tiers 3 and 2 areas over the next 10 years.

e)         request clarity in the document that ‘readiness for change’ relates to land use and transport characteristics of an area, not individuals’ behavioural preferences. 

f)          support that parking on the Strategic Transport Network will be removed if required for the safe and efficient operation of the strategic transport network, unless there are exceptional circumstances that are considered to outweigh the benefits of removal.

g)        request that the following types of parking be prioritised and implemented alongside prioritisation of public transport, to enable the most efficient use of space including sharing across times of the day:

i)          mobility parking

ii)         loading zones

iii)       short term parking

iv)       off-peak on-street parking in bus clearways, with consistent timings across the network.

h)        request an additional policy be added related to parking in town centres, which reflects the following points:

i)      placemaking, economic and social benefits derive from town centres

ii)     parking in town centres provides access to local businesses

iii)    parking provision in town centres should be assessed on a case-by-case basis and the need for that area, including availability of off-street and side street parking and public transport options

iv)    time management and pricing should both be considered as parking management tools

v)     requests research is undertaken on customers mode of transport and distance travelled to assist with understanding the impact of car parking and public transport on business patronage

vi)    requests modelling is undertaken on how VKT is affected by changes in how people move to, and through, town centres by all modes.

i)          support the draft parking policies related to provision and approach:

i)       parking planning

ii)      parking design and delivery

iii)     public engagement on parking

iv)     parking operation

v)      parking revenue reinvestment.

j)          support the draft parking policies related to on-street and off-street parking management:

i)          on-street parking management, subject to the retention of off-peak on-street parking where possible for Tier 2 areas

ii)         parking management on the Strategic Transport Network

iii)       off-street parking management

iv)       park and ride management

v)         kerb zone space allocation

vi)       parking diversity.

k)         support the draft parking policies related to specific vehicle classes:

i)          cycle and micro-mobility parking

ii)         motorcycle and moped parking

iii)       electric vehicle parking

iv)       rideshare and car share parking

v)         bus/coach parking

vi)       loading zones

vii)      no parking areas

viii)     accessibility/mobility parking.

l)          support the draft parking policies related to specific situations:

i)          temporary changes      

ii)         parking around schools

iii)       event parking

iv)       council community facilities parking

v)         residential parking zones and residential parking permits

vi)       permits, coupons and concessions.

m)       note that there were 99 submissions from the Albert-Eden area, and 943 across the Auckland region.

n)        request a programme of incentives to support mode shift be developed and rolled out as a partnership programme to support the implementation of the parking strategy.

o)        note the underlying principle of having a high-quality transport network to complement efficient parking management and provision. 

p)        request that the Chair, or their delegate present the local board’s views at Planning Committee.

A division was called for, voting on which was as follows:

For

Member G Easte

Member J Maskill

Member C Robertson

Chairperson M Watson

Against

Member L Corrick

Member R Langton

Member WM McKenzie

Deputy Chairperson K Smith

Abstained

 

The vote was declared EQUAL.

The chairperson exercised her casting vote for so the motion was Carried.

CARRIED

 

 

18

Draft Auckland golf investment plan

 

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

That the Albert-Eden Local Board:

a)         note the relevance of the plan to two Outcomes sought through the Albert-Eden Local Board Plan 2020 including:

i)          Parks and community facilities meet a wide range of needs.

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

(2)     note the key initiative within the Plan to partial re-alignment of Chamberlain Park to restore the awa, improve walking and cycling connections and creation of a local/suburb park while retaining golf.

ii)         High quality natural environments and sustainable lifestyles.

(1)     “Children and young people have said a clean and healthy environment is very important to them. Planting trees, providing habitat for animals, birds and bees, joining in with pest control activities…were their top priorities”.

b)         note that there are 25 privately owned golf courses in Tāmaki Makaurau and 13 operating on council-owned or managed land, with one of them (Chamberlain Park) being located in the Albert-Eden Local Board area.

c)         acknowledge both Have Your Say and People’s Panel engagement processes, totaling 306 pieces of feedback from Albert-Eden Local Board area.

d)         note additional consultation was held with the Sport and Recreation sector as well as the Golf sector, totaling 32 pieces of feedback.

e)         acknowledge the differing views of mana whenua on the Golf Investment Plan including best use of the whenua.

f)          note that the majority of People’s Panel and Sport and Recreation sector groups submissions supported the plan whereas the Have Your Say and Golf sector submissions did not support the plan.

g)         note the varied responses and views from the consultation period, as well as the overall support on the environmental aspects of the plan, in particular Policy Objective 3 (best practice in ecosystem management and biodiversity conservation).

h)         request that concerns from the Sport and Recreation and the Golf sector about the draft plan not reflecting the current golf situation, or including current data, be resolved prior to finalising the Golf Investment Plan and that the revised plan is tested against the updated data.

i)          support staff updating the draft document with the information collected, in order to make the plan more comprehensive and efficient so it can meet both needs of golf in the future, as well as the community needs for more equity participation.

j)          endorse the 3 key policy objectives:

i)          increased equity, sport and recreation by opening up parts of publicly-owned golf land to all Aucklanders where it can be achieved safely and consistently with golf activities

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.

k)         endorse the four key shifts:

i)          from ad hoc historic decisions of legacy councils to a robust investment framework that is focused on increasing benefits to all Aucklanders

ii)         from publicly-owned land used exclusively golfers to sport and recreation for all Aucklanders

iii)        from asset-based investment in traditional mid-level (development) golf courses to a broad golf service offering across the network that appeal to a wider group of people

iv)        from variable environmental management of publicly-owned golf land to best practice in ecosystem management and biodiversity conservation that meets clearly defined targets.

l)          support retention of all publicly-owned golf courses to be retained as open space to enable the city to meet the needs of the growing population in the region.

m)       note that Chamberlain Park is currently managed by council contractors so is ideally placed for action and alignment with the Plan’s policy objectives.

n)         endorse the same four key investment principles as used in the overarching Sport Investment Plan 2019-2039 – equity, outcome-focused, financial sustainability and accountability.

o)         ensure that the relevant local board continue to hold their governance role over the golf courses on council-owned land in their rohe.

 

 

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

a)      does not support the draft Auckland golf investment plan and requests Auckland Council to withdraw, correct and redraft the Plan.

b)       note that adoption of the draft Auckland golf investment plan would “change decision making allocated to Local Boards”.

c)       note that Golf New Zealand, with the support of Auckland Golf and Golf North, wrote to Auckland Council on 8 April 2022 to request that the draft Auckland golf investment plan be withdrawn, corrected and redrafted as it considers that any public submissions on the draft Plan would be based on incorrect, inaccurate and misleading information that Golf New Zealand considers the draft Plan contains.

d)       note that the correct information about golf participation Golf New Zealand provided in its letter of 8 April 2022 is similar to the information it previously provided to Auckland Council in its documents titled Advocating for the Future of Golf in Auckland (2018) and Golf Sector Plan for Auckland (2018).

e)       note that much of the correct information about golf participation that Golf New Zealand provided in its letter of 8 April 2022 is based on the Sport NZ Active NZ survey 2019 which found similar levels of participation in golf as previous Active NZ surveys that have been conducted in one form or another since 1997.

f)        consider that at least 39 of the statements in the draft Auckland golf investment plan are suppositious and/or erroneous or are misleading by omission such that the draft Plan does not meet any of the 13 elements of the credible analysis section of the Auckland Council Quality Advice Standards.

g)       note that the 39 statements, comments and references are included as an appendix to the minutes of the Devonport-Takapuna Local Board meeting held 17 May 2022.

h)       note from the 39 statements in the draft Auckland golf investment plan in particular the following erroneous statements; Auckland golf courses meet the needs of a relatively narrow segment of population; there are few places for people to get started in golf; Auckland’s traditional 18-hole development-level courses are suitable for more experienced golfers which are declining in number; and local board, golf clubs and golf sector partners all acknowledged that golf is time-intensive and that 9-hole courses are an attractive alternative to the traditional 18-hole courses.

i)        consider that the draft Auckland golf investment plan does not adequately inform so that the public can give intelligent and useful responses such that consultation on the draft Plan may be found to be unlawful.

j)        request that staff forward the local board’s resolutions a) – j) to Auckland Council Mayor, Ward Councillors and Local Board members.

A division was called for, voting on which was as follows:

For

Member L Corrick

Member R Langton

Member WM McKenzie

Deputy Chairperson K Smith

Against

Member G Easte

Member J Maskill

Member C Robertson

Chairperson M Watson

Abstained

 

The vote was declared EQUAL.

The chairperson exercised her casting vote against so the amendment was Lost.

 

 

The chairperson put the substantive motion.

 

Resolution number AE/2022/112

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

That the Albert-Eden Local Board:

a)         note the relevance of the plan to two Outcomes sought through the Albert-Eden Local Board Plan 2020 including:

i)          Parks and community facilities meet a wide range of needs.

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

(2)     note the key initiative within the Plan to partial re-alignment of Chamberlain Park to restore the awa, improve walking and cycling connections and creation of a local/suburb park while retaining golf.

ii)         High quality natural environments and sustainable lifestyles.

(1)     “Children and young people have said a clean and healthy environment is very important to them. Planting trees, providing habitat for animals, birds and bees, joining in with pest control activities…were their top priorities”.

b)        note that there are 25 privately owned golf courses in Tāmaki Makaurau and 13 operating on council-owned or managed land, with one of them (Chamberlain Park) being located in the Albert-Eden Local Board area.

c)         acknowledge both Have Your Say and People’s Panel engagement processes, totaling 306 pieces of feedback from Albert-Eden Local Board area.

d)        note additional consultation was held with the Sport and Recreation sector as well as the Golf sector, totaling 32 pieces of feedback.

e)         acknowledge the differing views of mana whenua on the Golf Investment Plan including best use of the whenua.

f)          note that the majority of People’s Panel and Sport and Recreation sector groups submissions supported the plan whereas the Have Your Say and Golf sector submissions did not support the plan.

g)        note the varied responses and views from the consultation period, as well as the overall support on the environmental aspects of the plan, in particular Policy Objective 3 (best practice in ecosystem management and biodiversity conservation).

h)        request that concerns from the Sport and Recreation and the Golf sector about the draft plan not reflecting the current golf situation, or including current data, be resolved prior to finalising the Golf Investment Plan and that the revised plan is tested against the updated data.

i)          support staff updating the draft document with the information collected, in order to make the plan more comprehensive and efficient so it can meet both needs of golf in the future, as well as the community needs for more equity participation.

j)          endorse the 3 key policy objectives:

i)          increased equity, sport and recreation by opening up parts of publicly-owned golf land to all Aucklanders where it can be achieved safely and consistently with golf activities

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.

k)         endorse the four key shifts:

i)          from ad hoc historic decisions of legacy councils to a robust investment framework that is focused on increasing benefits to all Aucklanders

ii)         from publicly-owned land used exclusively golfers to sport and recreation for all Aucklanders

iii)       from asset-based investment in traditional mid-level (development) golf courses to a broad golf service offering across the network that appeal to a wider group of people

iv)       from variable environmental management of publicly-owned golf land to best practice in ecosystem management and biodiversity conservation that meets clearly defined targets.

l)          support retention of all publicly-owned golf courses to be retained as open space to enable the city to meet the needs of the growing population in the region.

m)       note that Chamberlain Park is currently managed by council contractors so is ideally placed for action and alignment with the Plan’s policy objectives.

n)        endorse the same four key investment principles as used in the overarching Sport Investment Plan 2019-2039 – equity, outcome-focused, financial sustainability and accountability.

o)        ensure that the relevant local board continue to hold their governance role over the golf courses on council-owned land in their rohe.

A division was called for, voting on which was as follows:

For

Member G Easte

Member J Maskill

Member C Robertson

Chairperson M Watson

Against

Member L Corrick

Member R Langton

Member WM McKenzie

Deputy Chairperson K Smith

Abstained

 

The vote was declared EQUAL.

The chairperson exercised her casting vote for so the motion was Carried.

CARRIED

 

 

19

Sport and Recreation Facilities Investment Fund 2022 - Local Board views

 

Resolution number AE/2022/113

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

That the Albert-Eden Local Board:

a)         strongly support the Gillies Avenue redevelopment project application for $298,000 to the Sport and Recreation Facilities Investment Fund 2022 from Auckland Badminton Association, Auckland Table Tennis Association and Olympic Weightlifting Association for the following reasons:

i)          the Albert-Eden Local Board Plan 2022 includes an objective that people can live healthy active lifestyles

ii)         the project is identified as a high priority project in the Albert-Eden Sport and Active Recreation Facilities Plan 2021 and Indoor/Cover Courts Study

iii)       the project will support high participation sports codes, inactive communities, has strong strategic alignment, is at a large-scale, focused on core infrastructure priorities and is at a sub-regional scale

iv)       over time the project scope has increased to include the full site and all existing leaseholders, allowing potential for sharing of amenities one.

b)        note that this support is conditional on all three sporting codes being accommodated in any future development.

c)         note the support the local board has shown for the project previously:

i)          allocated $80,000 in April 2022 to contribute towards completing a feasibility study for the site and conduct options assessment to determine the most feasible option to secure and increase capacity

ii)         the 2018/2019 and 2019/2020 Albert-Eden Local Board Agreement included an advocacy point to the Governing Body for funding for replacement recreational facilities, specifically mentioning the Gillies Avenue site

iii)       connected Olympic Weightlifting Association with the other groups to assist with a partnership approach for the site, which has resulted in a formal Memorandum of Understanding and joint application between the three parties.

d)        note the local board has made a financial investment towards this project and in principle supports future work on the site at 99 Gillies Avenue as landowners. 

e)         note the applicants have secured $690,000 funding for future stages of the project.

CARRIED

 

 

Note:   Item 20: Local board feedback on the council’s preliminary response to the National Policy Statement on Urban Development 2020 and the Resource Management (Enabling Housing Supply and Other Matters) Amendment Act 2021; and Item 21: Local board feedback on proposed supporting plan changes to accompany the Medium Density Residential Standards and National Policy Statement on Urban Development plan change, were taken prior to Item 15: 2022/2023 Joint Council-controlled Organisation Local Board Engagement Plans and 2021/2022 Quarter 3 Update.

                                

 

22

Urgent decision - Albert-Eden Local Board feedback on draft National Adaptation Plan

 

Resolution number AE/2022/114

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

That the Albert-Eden Local Board:

a)      note the board’s feedback to be included into the Auckland Council’s submission on the draft National Adaptation Plan (Attachment A), as authorised through the urgent decision-making process.

CARRIED

 

 

 

23

Albert-Eden-Puketāpapa Ward Councillors' Updates

 

Note:   Albert-Eden-Puketāpapa Ward Councillor Cathy Casey advised the local board that she would provide her verbal update at the local board’s 19 July 2022 business meeting.

 

Resolution number AE/2022/115

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

That the Albert-Eden Local Board:

a)      receive Albert-Eden-Puketāpapa Ward Councillor Christine Fletcher’s verbal update.

CARRIED

 

 

 

 

24

Chairperson's Report

 

Resolution number AE/2022/116

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

That the Albert-Eden Local Board:

a)      receive Chairperson M Watson’s June 2022 report.

CARRIED

 

 

25

Board Members' Reports

 

Resolution number AE/2022/117

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

That the Albert-Eden Local Board:

a)      receive Members L Corrick, C Roberston, G Easte and J Maskill’s verbal Board Reports for June 2022.

CARRIED

 

 

26

Albert-Eden Local Board 2022 Governance Forward Work Calendar

 

Resolution number AE/2022/118

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

That the Albert-Eden Local Board:

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

CARRIED

 

 

27

Albert-Eden Local Board Workshop Records

 

Information documents were tabled for this item.  Copies of the documents have been placed on the official minutes and are available on the Auckland Council website as a minutes attachment.

 

Resolution number AE/2022/119

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

That the Albert-Eden Local Board:

a)      receive the Albert-Eden Local Board Workshop Records for the workshops held on the 10, 12, 24 and 31 May 2022.

b)      receive the tabled Albert-Eden Local Board revised workshop records for the workshops held on the 10 and 12 May 2022.

CARRIED

 

Attachments

a     20220621 Albert-Eden Local Board, Item 27: Albert-Eden Local Board Workshop Records - 10 May 2022 Albert-Eden Local Board Workshop Record

b     20220621 Albert-Eden Local Board, Item 27: Albert-Eden Local Board Workshop Records - 12 May 2022 Albert-Eden Local Board Workshop Record

 

 

28        Consideration of Extraordinary Items

 

There was no consideration of extraordinary items.

 

 

 

The chairperson closed the meeting with a Karakia Whakamutunga (Māori opening prayer).

 

 

 

7.29pm                                               The Chairperson thanked Members for their attendance and attention to business and declared the meeting closed.

 

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

 

 

 

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