Devonport-Takapuna Local Board

 

OPEN MINUTES

 

 

 

Minutes of a meeting of the Devonport-Takapuna Local Board held in the Devonport-Takapuna Local Board Office, 1 The Strand, Takapuna on Tuesday, 21 June 2022 at 2.00pm. Either a recording or written summary will be uploaded on the Auckland Council website.

 

present

 

Chairperson

Ruth Jackson

 

Deputy Chairperson

Jan O'Connor, QSM

 

Members

Aidan Bennett, QSM

 

 

Trish Deans

 

 

Toni van Tonder

 

 

George Wood, CNZM

 

 

 


Devonport-Takapuna Local Board

21 June 2022

 

 

 

1          Welcome

 

The meeting opened with a karakia

 

Whakataka te hau ki te uru

Whakataka te hau ki te tonga

Kia mākinakina ki uta

Kia mātaratara ki tai

E hī ake ana te atakura

He tio

He huka

He hau hū

Tīhei mauri ora

Cease o winds from the west

Cease o winds from the south

Bring calm breezes over the land

Bring calm breezes over the sea

And let the red-tipped dawn come

With a touch of frost

A sharpened air

And promise of a glorious day.

 

 

2          Apologies

 

There were no apologies.

 

3          Declaration of Interest

 

Member T van Tonder declared an interest in Item 14: Sport and Recreation Facilities Investment Fund 2022 - Local Board views and took no part in discussion or voting on this matter.

 

4          Confirmation of Minutes

 

Resolution number DT/2022/77

MOVED by Chairperson R Jackson, seconded by Member G Wood:  

That the Devonport-Takapuna Local Board:

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

CARRIED

 

5          Leave of Absence

 

There were no leaves of absence.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

6          Acknowledgements

 

6.1

2022 Queens Birthday Honors in New Zealand

 

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

 

Resolution number DT/2022/78

MOVED by Chairperson R Jackson, seconded by Deputy Chairperson J O'Connor:  

That the Devonport-Takapuna Local Board:

a)      acknowledges and congratulates the following people who reside or are known in the Devonport-Takapuna Local Board area who have received appointments in the Queens Birthday Honors 2022 in New Zealand:

i)       Dr Judith Helen McGregor, Devonport – NZ Order of Merit Dames Companion (DNZM), for services to human rights and health

ii)      Margaret Ann Tod, Takapuna – Member of NZ Order of Merit (MNZM), for services to netball

iii)     Patrick John Walsh, Devonport – Member of NZ Order of Merit (MNZM), for services to education

iv)     Julie Read, Devonport – Queen’s Service Order (QSO), for services to the state

v)      Hans van Ess, Hauraki – Honorary Member of the New Zealand Order of Merit (HMNZM) for services to ju-jitsu

CARRIED

 

Attachments

a     21 June 2022, Devonport-Takapuna Local Board - Item 6.1: 2022 Queens Birthday Honors in New Zealand

 

 

7          Petitions

 

There were no petitions.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

8          Deputations

 

8.1

Auckland Canoe Polo Society Inc - Sport and Recreation Facilities Investment Fund 2022

 

Amber Nell, Carlos Charlton, Jef Wright, Meg Gallen of Auckland Canoe Polo Society Inc. were in attendance to address the board in support of this item

 

A document was tabled at this item. A copy has been placed on the official minutes and is available on the Auckland Council website.

 

Resolution number DT/2022/79

MOVED by Chairperson R Jackson, seconded by Member A Bennett:  

That the Devonport-Takapuna Local Board:

a)      receive the presentation from Auckland Canoe Polo Society Inc. and thank them for their attendance.

CARRIED

 

Attachments

a     21 June 2022, Devonport-Takapuna Local Board - Item 8.1: Auckland Canoe Polo Society Inc - Sport and Recreation Facilities Investment Fund 2022 - Presentation

 

 

Precedence of Business

Resolution number DT/2022/80

MOVED by Member G Wood, seconded by Chairperson R Jackson:   

That the Devonport-Takapuna Local Board:

a)          agree that Item 14: Sport and Recreation Facilities Investment Fund 2022 - Local Board views be accorded precedence at this time.

CARRIED

 

 

14

Sport and Recreation Facilities Investment Fund 2022 - Local Board views

 

Member T van Tonder declared an interest in this item and took no part in discussion or voting on this matter.

 

Resolution number DT/2022/81

MOVED by Chairperson R Jackson, seconded by Member A Bennett:  

That the Devonport-Takapuna Local Board:

a)      supports the application by the Auckland Canoe Polo Society Inc. for Quarry Lake canoe polo court improvements at a value of $705,000 for investment through the Sport and Recreation Facilities Investment Fund 2022.

CARRIED

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

9          Public Forum

 

9.1

Takapuna Boating Club - Takapuna Boating Club at Bayswater Proposed Legislation Change

 

James Jordan – TBC Commodore, Barry Ward – TBC Board Member, and Mark Wooster – TBC Vice Commodore were in attendance to address the board in support of this item.

 

A document was tabled at this item. A copy has been placed on the official minutes and is available on the Auckland Council website.

 

Resolution number DT/2022/82

MOVED by Member G Wood, seconded by Chairperson R Jackson:  

That the Devonport-Takapuna Local Board:

a)      receive the presentation from Takapuna Boating Club and thank them for their attendance.

CARRIED

 

Attachments

a     21 June 2022, Devonport-Takapuna Local Board - Item 9.1: Takapuna Boating Club - Takapuna Boating Club at Bayswater Proposed Legislation Change - Interior Club Pictures

 

 

Precedence of Business

Resolution number DT/2022/83

MOVED by Chairperson R Jackson, seconded by Member A Bennett:  

That the Devonport-Takapuna Local Board:

a)          agree that  Item 13: Takapuna Boating Club at Bayswater - Proposed Legislation Change be accorded precedence at this time.

CARRIED

 

 

13

Takapuna Boating Club at Bayswater - Proposed Legislation Change

 

Resolution number DT/2022/84

MOVED by Chairperson R Jackson, seconded by Member A Bennett:  

That the Devonport-Takapuna Local Board:

a)      support the recommended Option 3 in this agenda report to amend section 5 of the Auckland Harbour Board and Takapuna Borough Council Empowering Act 1923 (the Act) to facilitate the Takapuna Boating Club’s proposal to lease part of the building on a commercial basis as follows:

 Proposed amended Section 5 of the Act:

 

1.       The Auckland Council or any body or person claiming through or under it shall use the land described in Schedule1 hereto as a site of and for the principal purposes of boat sheds, public swimming baths, social hall or any similar community purpose.

 

2.       Nothing in subsection (1) shall prevent the use of part of the land described in schedule 1 for commercial purposes as long as the land and any buildings on it are principally used for community purposes.

 

3.       Where any part of the land described in Schedule 1 is subject to a lease or other arrangement for use in accordance with subsection (2), any proceeds received under any such lease or other arrangement must be used towards the maintenance of the land and any building or other capital improvements situated thereon, and/or for community purposes.

 

b)         consider recommending to the Governing Body that staff consult on the preferred option expressed in resolution a) above in order to ascertain the views and preferences of persons likely to be affected by (or may have an interest in) the matter.

c)          note that the board has concerns that the proposed change may not adequately protect the building from being sold in the future, and does not adequately define the space allocated to community purposes

d)         recommend to the Governing Body that staff discuss the concerns outlined in c) with the Takapuna Boating Club and key stakeholders before finalising the amendment to be proposed

e)          recommend to the Governing body that staff undertake consultation on the preferred option expressed in a) above to ascertain the views and preferences of the community and persons likely to be affect by, or who may have an interest in, the matter

f)           note that the Bayswater Peninsula is expected to undergo rapid growth under the new National Policy Statement – Urban Development and Resource Management (Housing Supply and Other Matters) Amendment Act, and that the availability of community facilities at the Takapuna Boating Club’s Bayswater building would be very welcome.

CARRIED

 

 

10        Extraordinary Business

 

There was no extraordinary business.

 

 

11        Notices of Motion

 

Under Standing Order LBS 3.11.1 a Notice of Motion has been received from Chairperson Ruth Jackson for consideration under item 12.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

12

Notice of Motion - Chairperson Ruth Jackson - Resolutions Pending Action report

 

Resolution number DT/2022/85

MOVED by Chairperson R Jackson, seconded by Deputy Chairperson J O'Connor:  

That the Devonport-Takapuna Local Board:

a)      request that local board staff provide a Resolutions Pending Action report at each business meeting of the Devonport-Takapuna Local Board as shown in the example in Attachment A to this Notice of Motion from the Orakei Local Board agenda of 19 May 2022, noting

i.       the need for local board decision-making to be open and transparent to satisfy the requirements of the Local Government Act, and to meet the expectations of our residents

ii.      that this will keep the board and our communities fully updated on the progress made on previous local board resolutions

CARRIED

 

 

 

Note:   Item 13: Takapuna Boating Club at Bayswater - Proposed Legislation Change was accorded precedence of business and was taken ahead of Item 12: Notice of Motion – Chairperson Ruth Jackson - Resolutions Pending Action report

 

 

Note:   Item 14: Sport and Recreation Facilities Investment Fund 2022 - Local Board views was accorded precedence of business and was taken ahead of Item 9.1: Public Forum Takapuna Boating Club – Takapuna Boating Club at Bayswater Proposed Legislation Change.

 

 

 

15

Devonport-Takapuna Quick Response Round Two 2021/2022, grant allocations

 

Resolution number DT/2022/86

MOVED by Member G Wood, seconded by Member A Bennett:  

That the Devonport-Takapuna Local Board:

a)      agree to fund, part-fund or decline each application in Devonport-Takapuna Quick Response Round Two 2021/2022 listed in the following table:   

Table One: Devonport-Takapuna Quick Response Round Two 2021/2022 grant applications.

Application ID

Organisation

Main focus

Requesting funding for

Amount requested

Amount granted

QR2202-203

Victoria Theatre Trust Board

Arts and culture

Towards the cost of venue hire, lighting, technician cost, actors, and director's fee for a play reading series (three performances) at "the Victoria Theatre" in September 2022.

$2,000.00

$2,000.00

 

QR2202-210

The Operating Theatre Trust - Tim Bray Theatre Company

Arts and culture

Towards the performance and rehearsal venue hire for the production "The Whale Rider " at the Pumphouse Theatre.

$2,000.00

$2,000.00

QR2202-213

Sarah Burrell

Arts and culture

Towards the sound system hire, technician fees, and signage for the "Sounding Publics" installation from 11 to 17 July 2022.

$913.00

$913.00

QR2202-218

Show Me Shorts Film Festival Trust Board

Arts and culture

Towards the programming, communication, and marketing costs for the Devonport -Takapuna season of the "Show me Shorts" film festival at "The Vic" and the "Monterey Cinemas.

$1,079.00

$1079.00

QR2202-202

The Upside Downs Education Trust

Community

Towards the speech-language therapy fees for two children with Down Syndrome in the local board area.

$2,000.00

$0.00

QR2202-207

Rotary Club of Milford (Incorporated)

Community

Towards the purchase of a pot(planter) for Milford square, plants for existing planters, a blower, and a battery support kit for the "Milford Beautification" maintenance.

$1,800.00

$1800.00

QR2202-211

Youthline Auckland Charitable Trust

Community

Towards the helpline telecommunication cost from 1 July 2022 to 31 March 2023.

$1,500.00

$0.00

QR2202-217

PHAB Association (Auckland) Incorporated

Community

Towards the cost of delivering the "PHAB Mid-Winter Matariki Celebration" including the cost of project coordination, youth workers’ wages, art materials, catering, and administration.

$2,000.00

$0.00

QR2202-220

North Shore Brass Incorporated

Community

Towards the repairs to the outside cladding of the building at the Taharoto Community Facility.

$2,000.00

$2000.00

QR2202-222

Stanley Bowling & Petanque Club Incorporated

Community

Towards the purchase of 130 plants for the "Stanley Bay Planting and Restoration" programme.

$800.00

$695.00

QR2202-212

New Zealand China Understanding Association ("NZCUA") Incorporated

Events

Towards the cost of running the "Māori and Chinese Day" events and classes, including the costs of venue hire, equipment hires, art materials, stationery, administration, printing, marketing, and promotion.

$2,000.00

$2000.00

QR2202-214

Northshore Rowing Club Incorporated

Events

Towards the cost of sound equipment hire, security, waste management and portable toilets hire for the "Bennett Shield Memorial Regatta 2022".

$2,000.00

$1328.00

QR2202-201

North Shore Cricket Club Incorporated

Sport and recreation

Towards the Takapuna Grammar School indoor cricket net hire for the "Winter and preseason" coaching programme

$2,000.00

$2000.00

QR2202-209

Milford Tennis Club Incorporated

Sport and recreation

Towards the purchase of tennis balls.

$2,000.00

$2000.00

QR2202-215

AFL New Zealand Incorporated

Sport and recreation

Towards the purchase of footballs, uniforms, and medals to run a youth programme at the Sunnynook Park from 30 October 2022 to 11 December 2022

$2,000.00

$1810.00

QR2202-219

Takapuna District Cricket Club Incorporated

Sport and recreation

Towards the purchase of a large pitch cover.

$2,000.00

$1400.00

QR2202-221

Ngataringa Tennis Club Incorporated

Sport and recreation

Towards the cost of building, plumbing, electrical services, labour, and materials for the renovation and repair of the Ngataringa Tennis Club changing rooms.

$10,000.00

$0.00

Total

 

 

 

$38,092.00

 $21025.00

 

 

CARRIED

 

 

16

Variation of Community Lease to Waitemata Golf Club Incorporated and a Licence to Occupy to Rotary Club of Devonport Incorporated, at Alison Park, Old Lake Road, Narrow Neck, Devonport

 

Resolution number DT/2022/87

MOVED by Member A Bennett, seconded by Member G Wood:  

That the Devonport-Takapuna Local Board:

a)          approve, under section 54 (1) (b) of the Reserves Act 1977, a variation of the lease held by the Waitemata Golf Club Incorporated at Woodall Park, Old Lake Road, Devonport, described as Part Lot 2 Deposited Plan 19288 (outlined and hatched in red in Attachment B), to:

i.           enable a surrender of 1765m2 (more or less) (shown in yellow on Attachment B, and

ii.          noting that, with the exception of the extended term of the lease as outlined in a) ii), the remainder of the area leased to the Waitemata Golf Club will retain all other terms and conditions in accordance with the original lease agreement dated 1 May 2009.

b)         signal the local board’s intention to grant a Licence to Occupy to Devonport Rotary Club Inc for 2100m2 (more or less) at Woodall Park, Old Lake Road, Devonport, described as Part Lot 2 Deposited Plan 19288, as identified in yellow on Attachment B to the agenda report, subject to the following terms and conditions:

i.           Term – Five (5) years commenting 1 February 2022 with two rights of renewal of a further five (5) years each, and final expiry on 31 January 2037

ii.          Rent – $1.00 plus GST per annum, if requested

iii.        that a Community Outcomes Plan be prepared for approval by the local board and that this be attached as a schedule to the Licence to Occupy document

iv.        that the signed Memorandum of Understanding on the maintenance responsibilities of council and the tenant be included as a schedule to the Occupancy Agreement

v.          note that all other terms and conditions will be in accordance with the Reserves Act 1977 and the Auckland Council Community Occupancy Guidelines 2012

c)          support the public notification and iwi consultation of the local board’s intention to grant Devonport Rotary the Lease to Occupy as outlined in (b) above

d)         appoint a hearings panel consisting of Devonport-Takapuna Local Board chair Ruth Jackson, and members Trish Deans and Toni van Tonder  to deal with any requests to be heard made by submitters in relation to the proposal to grant a Licence to Occupy to the Devonport Rotary Club Inc.

e)          grant, in the absence of any submissions or objections received to the proposal, a Licence to Occupy to the Devonport Rotary Club Inc in accordance with the terms and conditions publicly notified

f)               notes that all references to Alison Park in the agenda report for the Variation of Community Lease to Waitemata Golf Club Incorporated and a Licence to Occupy to Rotary Club of Devonport Incorporated, at Alison Park, Old Lake Road, Narrow Neck, Devonport, be replaced by Woodall Park.

CARRIED

 

 

 

Precedence of Business

Resolution number DT/2022/88

MOVED by Chairperson R Jackson, seconded by Member A Bennett:  

That the Devonport-Takapuna Local Board:

a)          agree that  Item 26: Chairpersons’ Report, Item 27: Elected Members’ Reports, Item 28: Devonport-Takapuna Local Board – Record of Workshops May 2022, and Item 29: Governance Forward Work Calendar, be accorded precedence at this time.

CARRIED

 

 

26

Chairpersons' Report

 

Resolution number DT/2022/89

MOVED by Member G Wood, seconded by Deputy Chairperson J O'Connor:  

That the Devonport-Takapuna Local Board:

a)         receive and thank Chairperson Ruth Jackson for her verbal report.

CARRIED

 

27

Elected Members' Reports

 

Resolution number DT/2022/90

MOVED by Chairperson R Jackson, seconded by Member G Wood:  

That the Devonport-Takapuna Local Board:

a)         receive and thank member George Wood for his tabled report.

b)         receive and thank members for their verbal reports.

CARRIED

 

Attachments

a     21 June 2022, Devonport-Takapuna Local Board - Item 27: Elected Members' Reports: George Wood June 2022 Report

 

 

28

Devonport-Takapuna Local Board - Record of Workshops May 2022

 

Resolution number DT/2022/91

MOVED by Member G Wood, seconded by Chairperson R Jackson:  

That the Devonport-Takapuna Local Board:

a)      receive the records of the workshops held in May 2022.

CARRIED

 

 

29

Governance Forward Work Calendar

 

Resolution number DT/2022/92

MOVED by Chairperson R Jackson, seconded by Member G Wood:  

That the Devonport-Takapuna Local Board:

a)      note the Devonport-Takapuna Local Board governance forward work calendar for June 2022 as set out in Attachment A of this agenda report.

CARRIED

 

 

17

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

 

Resolution number DT/2022/93

MOVED by Chairperson R Jackson, seconded by Member G Wood:  

That the Devonport-Takapuna Local Board:

a)          notes the content outlined in the agenda report relating to the development of draft plan changes and variations to the Auckland Unitary Plan (AUP) to be considered for notification at the August 2022 Planning Committee meeting together with the Intensification Planning Instrument (IPI) on Medium Density Residential Standards (MDRS) and implementing Policies 3 and 4 of the National Policy Statement – Urban Development 2020 (NPS-UD).

b)         requests that the Governing Body consider a judicial challenge to the NPS-UD and other National Policy Statements, instead of accepting them as ‘mandatory’, as they are not parliamentary legislation and are therefore open to judicial review.

c)          provides the following feedback on the matters discussed in this report, that the Devonport-Takapuna Local Board:

i)           Transport

A)         opposes the requirements in the NPS-UD that require the removal of minimum parking requirements from the AUP, as these will result in numerous health, safety, accessibility, and efficiency issues, especially when combined with separate moves to remove on-street parking.

B)         supports Auckland Council’s proposed transport amendments to the AUP regarding access, including adding ‘dwellings’ as a trigger for determining the relevant vehicle access width standards; adding a tiered approach to access requirements; changes to standards to prioritise pedestrian safety and access; changes to lighting standards; and ongoing operation and maintenance requirements.

C)         supports Auckland Council’s proposed transport amendments to the AUP regarding parking, including changes to accessible parking, private pedestrian access, loading spaces, bike parking, and electric vehicle charging.

ii)         Notable trees - Schedule 10

A)         opposes the requirements in the MDRS that remove notable trees from the AUP.

B)         supports Auckland Council’s proposal for notable trees to be a qualifying matter in the IPI.

C)         supports Auckland Council’s proposed amendment of the AUP to add nominated notable trees to the schedule, and to amend the schedule to address known inaccuracies/inconsistencies.

D)         requests that nominated notable trees in the Devonport-Takapuna Local Board area are progressed alongside those in other local board areas.

E)         requests that the addition of nominated notable trees is addressed routinely on an annual or bi-annual basis and that adequate budget is provided for the process (potentially from the Climate Action Targeted Rate), so that nominations are addressed in a timely manner and we do not see a repeat of the backlog of nominations that we have today.

F)         requests that Auckland Council continues to proactively pursue changes to legislation to empower councils to re-introduce general tree protection rules. 

iii)        Historic heritage - Schedule 14

A)         opposes the requirements in the NPS-UD and MDRS that remove historic heritage places from the AUP.

B)         supports Auckland Council’s proposal for historic heritage places to be a qualifying matter in the IPI.

C)         supports Auckland Council’s proposed amendment of the AUP to add nominated historic heritage places to the schedule.

D)         supports the retention of the existing Business and Residential Special Character Areas and boundaries as identified in the Auckland Unitary Plan Chapter D18 Special Character Overlay.

E)         requests that council includes business and residential properties with a Special Character Assessment score of 4 and higher (that is 4, 5 and 6) in assessing the Special Character Areas as a Qualifying Matter. 

iv)        Variations to incomplete plan changes

A)         notes that this affects Plan Change 60, which includes a proposal to re-zone part of Linwood Reserve, Forrest Hill, from reserve to residential

B)         expresses concern that this provision compels Auckland Council to make variations to Plan Change 60 to include the new MDRS residential zones while the required consultation processes related to Plan Change 60 are still underway and incomplete

C)         re-state the Devonport-Takapuna Local Board resolutions DT/2021/66  and DT/2015/205 which variously opposed the Plan Change 60 proposals to re-zone part of Linwood Reserve, and proposals to revoke the reserve status of the same portion of the reserve.

d)         requests the opportunity to speak to the local board’s views at the relevant committee and Governing Body meetings

e)          appoints chairperson Ruth Jackson and member Trish Deans to speak on behalf of the board at the relevant committee and Governing Body, and authorises chair Ruth Jackson to appoint alternate/s if the nominated member/s are not able to attend.

f)           directs that this resolution be provided to the Mayor Phil Goff, Deputy Mayor Bill Cashmore, and all Auckland Councillors.

 

CARRIED

 

 

18

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

 

Resolution number DT/2022/94

MOVED by Chairperson R Jackson, seconded by Member G Wood:  

That the Devonport-Takapuna Local Board:

a)          thanks the 7,880 individuals and organisations from around Auckland, including those from the Devonport-Takapuna Local Board area, who provided feedback through the Have Your Say consultation, and the 2,000 individuals who participated in a Kantar research survey, in relation to Auckland Council’s preliminary response to the National Policy Statement – Urban Development 2020 (NPS-UD) and Resource Management (Housing Supply and Other Matters) Amendment Act (the Act)

 

b)             provides the local board’s views and comments in relation to the questions asked in the public consultation on the council’s preliminary response in the document tabled at this meeting, to be attached to the minutes of this meeting subject to the following amendments:

i.           Addition to question 9 clause iv: The board was particularly concerned by information shared with us by Watercare in a recent workshop, that they had significant concerns about their ability to accurately predict growth patterns and provide supporting infrastructure and that parts of the Devonport-Takapuna Local Board area were of particular concern to them.

c)          requests the opportunity to speak to this resolution and attached feedback at the relevant committee and Governing Body meetings

d)         appoints chairperson Ruth Jackson and member Trish Deans to speak on behalf of the board at the relevant committee and Governing Body, and authorises chair Ruth Jackson to appoint alternate/s if the nominated member/s are not able to attend.

e)          directs that this resolution and attached feedback be provided to the Mayor Phil Goff, Deputy Mayor Bill Cashmore, and all Auckland Councillors, and all local board members

CARRIED

 

Attachments

a     21 June 2022, Devonport-Takapuna Local Board - Item 18: Local board feedback on the council’s preliminary response to the NPS-UD 2020 and the Resource Management Amendment Act 2021 - DTLB Feedback Document

 

 

19

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

 

Resolution number DT/2022/95

MOVED by Member G Wood, seconded by Chairperson R Jackson:  

That the Devonport-Takapuna Local Board:

a)          thanks the 933 individuals and organisations from around Auckland, including 33 from the Devonport-Takapuna Local Board area, who made submissions during public consultation on the Draft Auckland Parking Strategy

b)         does not support the Draft Auckland Parking Strategy   

c)          considers that:

i.           the Draft Auckland Parking Strategy policies around removing and repurposing parking are simply not tenable when faced with the twin challenges of rapid population growth and the government’s National Policy Statement – Urban Development (NPS-UD) which prohibits council from requiring off-street residential parking.
We note that the Auckland Unitary Plan provides for 900,000 new homes, and the even greater intensification required by the NPS-UD and Resource Management (Housing Supply and Other Matters) Amendment Act increases that to a much larger but as yet unquantified number of new homes.

ii.          the strategy will damage the viability of businesses not only on the affected streets but across the wider business areas they serve, and will be an obstacle to post-Covid economic recovery

iii.        the unique geography of Takapuna – with a huge part of its catchment lying in the Waitemata Harbour and Lake Pupuke – sets it apart from other Metropolitan Centres and requires a very different and tailored approach to private vehicle use and parking management

iv.        the lack of train services on the North Shore has a fundamental impact on public transport choices which requires a very different and tailored approach to private vehicle use and parking management across the North Shore

v.          the strategy, coupled with diminishing off-street parking, will disadvantage those living and working on the affected streets, and potentially limit the housing choices of some Aucklanders

vi.        the strategy will have unintended negative effects on many Aucklanders, including tradespeople who must carry their tools of trade in their vehicles, delivery vehicles, caregivers and support workers, the disabled, people who are unable to use public transport, and lower income Aucklanders 

vii.       it is disappointing that the Draft Auckland Parking Strategy has been developed without the meaningful involvement of local boards, local businesses, and local communities, and does not sufficiently take local circumstances and conditions into account

viii.     if the strategy is adopted, future consultations will focus on fulfilling the strategy rather than on finding the best solution for each location and community,

ix.        it is astonishing that the strategy lists general vehicle parking as the lowest priority in a list of 8 kerbside parking priorities (Draft Auckland Parking Strategy, Section 4, III)

x.          a greater focus on public transport is key to reducing congestion, pollution, and pressure on parking. Particular focus must be placed on affordable fares, increased routes, greater frequency, reliability of service, ensuring different routes and services integrate well, and making the AT HOP cards and app more ‘user-friendly’ – all of which are known obstacles to public transport uptake.

d)         gives the following feedback on Section 5 – Proposed Approach to Parking Management (agenda p218-219)

i.           The board notes that the shopping and business hubs in our area have evolved over many decades to be reliant on parking, and that parking is the ‘life blood’ of these centres. Parking demand in Takapuna, Devonport, and Milford is already under pressure and has little or no room for expansion. Parking in Sunnynook, and the Kings Store and Belmont centres along Lake Road are also an issue.

We support the submission of the Takapuna Beach Business Association – which states that the net loss of 75 car parks in their business district has already affected local businesses, already struggling through Covid and affected by lengthy Hurstmere Road upgrade. We share their concern that new residential developments with little or no parking will place unsustainable pressure on parking in the Takapuna area, and drive more businesses out to other locations.

ii.          On balance, the board supports, in principle, the inclusion of a number of shopping and business hubs in our local board area in Tier 2, and the development of Comprehensive Parking Management Plans (CPMPs). We recognise that – while current parking management (effectively the same as the proposed Tier 1) – works well at present, rapid intensification will bring increased competition for the limited parking available, and we will need to respond to that.

However, the board’s support is conditional on the clear understanding that the local board, along with local businesses and residents, would be an integral part of developing these CPMPs in collaboration with Auckland Transport – rather than merely being ‘informed’ or ‘providing feedback’ on plans developed in isolation by AT. In our view, this proactive collaboration and partnership is the key to ensuring that local boards and communities are brought along for the ride – reducing the potential for tension and division over changes.

e)          gives the following feedback on Section 6 – Parking Strategy Policies:

i.           Policy 1 – Parking Planning – Comprehensive Parking Management Plans (CPMPs)
The board supports the development of CPMPs on the clear understanding that local boards and key local stakeholders including businesses and community representatives would be an integral part of developing these plans.

ii.          Policy 3 – Public engagement on parking (agenda p232)
The board considers that merely ‘informing’ local boards and the community does not constitute ‘engagement’, and favours meaningful consultation with local board and the community, to ensure that changes are informed by local knowledge at the earliest stages of development, that local boards and residents are ‘brought along for the ride’, and reduce the incidence of conflict and division.

iii.        Policy 9 – Park and ride management (agenda p239)
The board does not support charging at Park and Rides, as this will be a disincentive and obstacle to people using public transport – when we need to be encouraging and incentivising people to use public transport. A good example of this is that since parking charges near the Devonport Ferry were increased, many parking spaces remain empty – and anecdotal evidence suggests that a number of people who previously used the ferry are now choosing to drive instead.

We note, however, that free Park & Rides could be exploited by people working nearby. We recommend investigating options to integrate Park & Rides with HOP cards, before any charges are considered or implemented.  In this way, Park and Ride charges would be integrated into the fare, in the same way that feeder buses and onward legs of the same journey already are.

We note that in the Devonport-Takapuna Local Board area, the Smales Farm and Sunnynook bus stations have no park and ride facilities; Akoranga has very few spaces, which are time limited; and increased charges for Devonport ferry parking has been a factor in some people reverting to using their car rather than public transport.

We strongly urge an increased focus on feeder buses – both with more routes and increased frequency – to relieve the pressure on formal park and rides, and on-street parking around stations which have little or no park and ride capacity.

iv.        Policy 10 – Kerb zone space allocation (agenda p240)
We do not support the kerbside parking allocation outlined in Section 4, III – where general vehicle parking were the 7th and 8th priorities in a list of 8 priorities

v.          Policy 15 – Rideshare and car share parking (agenda p243)
New Zealand has a very high rate of private car ownership, so ride sharing in private vehicles has huge potential to reduce congestion and pressure on parking, and  clearly aligns with our climate change aspirations. We encourage Auckland Transport to investigate ways of supporting increased ride sharing, including public education on ride-sharing options.

vi.        Policy 23 – Council community facilities parking (agenda p252)
We applaud the policy that Auckland Transport will work proactively with local boards and council to manage parking in council-owned spaces not managed by AT. We have a growing issue with parking in our parks and reserve being exploited by people who work or live nearby – and this conflict will only grow as our city intensifies. It is essential that local boards be an integral part of developing parking management plans for these locations alongside Auckland Transport.

vii.       Policy 24 – Residential parking zones and residential parking permits (agenda p57)

We support these schemes and request that the community be consulted along with the Devonport-Takapuna Local Board whenever changes are contemplated such as increased numbers of permits or increased fees. We note that parking areas in our parks and reserves are increasingly exploited by people working and living nearby, and strongly advocate that Auckland Transport introduce similar schemes to prioritise genuine users of our open spaces and reserves, in consultation with local boards.

f)           Gives the following feedback on Section 7 – Where to next

i.           Parking on berms (agenda p258)
We support council’s stance that we need a change in the traffic parking regulations to prevent motorists parking on grass berms, regardless of whether there is signage in place or not.  This is a growing issue across the Devonport-Takapuna Board area, and the whole of Auckland.

g)         receive the feedback documents from Murray Hill – Milford Business Association Manager, detailing the Milford Business Associations stance on the AT Draft Parking Strategy.

CARRIED

Note:

Members Aidan Bennet and Toni van Tonder requested their dissenting votes against clauses b, c i-x, e iii & iv above be recorded.

 

Attachments

a     21 June 2022, Devonport-Takapuna Local Board - Item 19: Local board feedback on Auckland Transport's Draft Parking Strategy (2022) - Milford Business Association Feedback

 

 

20

Approval of the 2022/2023 Devonport-Takapuna Local Board Customer and Community Services work programme

 

Resolution number DT/2022/96

MOVED by Chairperson R Jackson, seconded by Deputy Chairperson J O'Connor:  

That the Devonport-Takapuna 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.           ID# 95, p373 – Whanaungatanga and Ako – Maori relationships & reciprocal learning
Activity description: * Facilitate relationship building opportunities between local board elected members and identified mana whenua representitives. *Facilitate relationship building between local board elected members and relevant community organisations.
Activity benefits: * Mana whenua and mataawaka feel strong foundations are built for an enduring and positive relationship with the local board. * Te Ao Maori is considered and forms part of the local board decision-making process. * The Devonport-Takapuna Local Board is responsive to obligation under the Treaty of Waitangi Te Tiriti O Waitangi.
Further decision points for LB: Each opportunity, action, or project in support of this activity to be approved by the local board.

b)      approve in principle the 2023/2024 Customer and Community Services work programme (Attachment A to the agenda report), noting that the LDI Opex allocations will be balanced to budgets in the associated future years’ work programme.

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

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

e)      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 (PACE)

f)           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

 

CARRIED

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

21

Approval of the 2022/2023 Devonport-Takapuna Local Board Infrastructure and Environmental Services work programme

 

Resolution number DT/2022/97

MOVED by Chairperson R Jackson, seconded by Member T van Tonder:  

That the Devonport-Takapuna 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

2022/2023 budget for approval

Pest-free environmental coordinator - Devonport

$60,000

Pest-free environmental coordinator - Takapuna

$50,000

Wairau Estuary enhancement planting

$20,000

Total

$130,000

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)      note the allocation of $110,000 asset-based services capital expenditure budget towards the Milford Beach Front Reserve - renew the seawall stairs programme in the 2022/2023 financial year.

 

CARRIED

 

 

22

Approval of the 2022/2023 Devonport-Takapuna Local Board External Partnerships-Business Associations work programme

 

Resolution number DT/2022/98

MOVED by Member T van Tonder, seconded by Chairperson R Jackson:  

That the Devonport-Takapuna Local Board:

a)      approve the External Partnerships-Business Associations work programme 2022/2023. presented as Attachment A to the agenda report.

CARRIED

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

23

Approval of the 2022/2023 Devonport-Takapuna Local Board Auckland Emergency Management work programme

 

Resolution number DT/2022/99

MOVED by Member T Deans, seconded by Chairperson R Jackson:  

That the Devonport-Takapuna Local Board:

a)     approve the Auckland Emergency Management work programme 2022/2023 (Attachment A to the agenda report)

CARRIED

 

 

24

Approval of the 2022/2023 Devonport-Takapuna Local Board Tātaki Auckland Unlimited work programme

 

Resolution number DT/2022/100

MOVED by Chairperson R Jackson, seconded by Member T Deans:  

That the Devonport-Takapuna Local Board:

a)      approve the TAU work programme 2022/2023 as presented in Attachment A to the agenda report.

CARRIED

 

 

25

Adoption of the Devonport-Takapuna Local Board Agreement 2022/2023

 

Resolution number DT/2022/101

MOVED by Member G Wood, seconded by Chairperson R Jackson:  

That the Devonport-Takapuna Local Board:

a)      adopt the revised local content for the Annual Budget, which includes the Devonport-Takapuna Local Board agreement 2022/2023, the message from the chair, and local board advocacy (in the document tabled at this meeting and attached to the minutes of this meeting)

b)      adopt a local fees and charges schedule for 2022/2023 (refer to Attachment B of the agenda report).

c)      delegate authority to the Chair to make any final changes to the local content for the Annual Budget 2022/2023 (the Devonport-Takapuna 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.

 

CARRIED

 

Attachments

a     21 June 2022, Devonport-Takapuna Local Board - Item 25: Adoption of the Devonport-Takapuna Local Board Agreement 2022/2023 - Devonport-Takapuna Local Board Agreement 2022/2023

 

 

Note:   Item 26: Chairpersons’ Report, Item 27: Elected Members’ Reports, Item 28: Devonport-Takapuna Local Board – Record of Workshops May 2022, and Item 29: Governance Forward Work Calendar were accorded precedence of business and were taken ahead of Item 17: Local board feedback on proposed supporting plan changes to accompany the Medium Density Residential Standards and National Policy Statement on Urban Development plan change

 

30        Consideration of Extraordinary Items

 

There was no consideration of extraordinary items.

 

 

 

 

6.14 pm                                              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 Devonport-Takapuna Local Board HELD ON

 

 

 

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